Tell It Like It Is

UB40

credits


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Titus Turner
album: Track 3 in album Rat in the Kitchen
release date: 1986-7-28
popularity : 23 users have visited this page.
genres: Electronic Reggae
styles: Dub/Synth-pop/Reggae-Pop
length: 3:37
producer: UB40
composer: Jim Brown, Ali Campbell, Robin Campbell, Earl Falconer, Norman Hassan, Brian Travers, Michael Virtue, Terence Wilson
lyricist: Jim Brown, Ali Campbell, Robin Campbell, Earl Falconer, Norman Hassan, Brian Travers, Michael Virtue, Terence Wilson

Album Information

label: DEP International
country(area): United Kingdom
format: CD
barcode: 5012981001124
script: Latin

Cover Art

UB40 Rat in the Kitchen cover art

Lyrics

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[Chorus]
I just a tell it like it is, oh yeah
Just like I know 1 + 1 no make 9 (Repeat)
Now what was I saying about being blatant
You got to make sure your feelings are felt
Watch lying politicians me seh on me T.V.
(At the same time them a try fi fool we) (Repeat)
[Chorus]
I just tell it like it is, yeah
I've got...
I've got to be blatant in this time
You got to be blatant me seh

You nah see a cent
If you crash fi your car
Or you in an accident


I just tell it like it is, oh yeah

Police come and mess with me pon the pavement
I just leave mi house fi go buy a tin of beer
Another example of being blatant
Fire live ammunition me seh into a crowd
Then murder can't be found (Repeat)
[Chorus]

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Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 All I Want to Do
  • 2 You Could Meet Somebody
  • 3 Tell It Like It Is
  • 4 The Elevator
  • 5 Watchdogs
  • 6 Rat in Mi Kitchen
  • 7 Looking Down at My Reflection
  • 8 Don’t Blame Me
  • 9 Sing Our Own Song