Who Sang Got to Be There? Beenie Man

Release information
Release Date: 1997-12-8
Genre: Hip Hop Reggae
Style: Ragga HipHop/Dancehall/Ragga
length: 4:31
Lyrics

[Intro]
Well di greetings in di name of the Most High yuh kno
Selassie I
I wonder how some guy waan fi see di rain and nah waan fi go through di rainbow
Nah walk wid faith rude bwoy

[Verse 1]
Come all di world fi get commotion
That's why dey come and sing their strange song
Nuff no practice what dem preach and heed to temptation
Back in content dem say a' want dead rose

[Chorus]
But I an' I man workin' to be there
When those ga-ates of Zion a' close
Oh I got to be there
Beenie Man is working to be there
When those ga-ates of Zion a' close
Oh I got to be there
Oh Jah Jah woah

[Verse 2]
I am who I am and not who dey want I to be-e-eeee
I'm working to reach that same sweet hollow tree
Don't want to caught up in their greed and distress
I'm designed not to get caught up in their filthyness

[Chorus]
But I an' I man workin' to be there
When those ga-ates of Zion a' close
Oh I got to be there
Rastafarian working to be there
When those ga-ates of Zion a' close
Oh I got to be there
Oh Jah Jah woah

[Verse 3]
A nuff Rasta live in a world of emptiness
But mind yuh a' go bun dem for their filthyness
Come straighten up yourself Rastaman and make progre-ess
'Cause in the days of judgement make sure your God bless

[Chorus]
'Cause I an' I man workin' to be there
When those ga-ates of Zion a' close
Oh I got to be there
I an' I man working to be there
When those ga-ates of Zion a' close
Oh I got to be there
Oh Jah Jah woah

[Verse 4]
Oh doctors and lawyers and teachers I'm talkin'
Be careful how you teaching my children the wrong tings
Teach dem bout Selassie and not bout that John Paul
'Cause a' New World Order and dis time is no joke

[Chorus]
'Cause I an' I man workin' to be there
When those ga-ates of Zion a' close
Oh I got to be there
I an' I man working to be there
When those ga-ates of Zion a' close
Oh I got to be there
Oh Lord yeah

[Verse 5]
Watch what you eat and smell what you're drinking
'Cause in Geneva conference they try to poision him
But true we all know he is the king of all kings
His poodle jump up and made a sacrifice for him

[Chorus]
So I an' I man working to be there
When those ga-ates of Zion a' close
Rasta got to be there
Nyabingi working to be there
When those ga-ates of Zion a' close
Rasta got to be there
So I say ey

[Outro]
Come all di world to get promotion
That's why dey come and sing their strange song


Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Introlude
  • 2 Foundation
  • 3 Who Am I
  • 4 Monster Look
  • 5 Woman a Sample
  • 6 Oysters & Conch
  • 7 Heaven on Earth
  • 8 So Hot
  • 9 Have You Ever
  • 10 Got to Be There
  • 11 Bad Man
  • 12 Steve Biko
  • 13 Long Road
  • 14 Sincerely
  • 15 Miss You
  • 16 Ain't Gonna Figure It Yet

  • Release information
    label: Jet Star
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 649035000038
    script: Latin