Who Sang Poor Man's Life? Max Romeo

Release information
Release Date: 1978
Genre: Reggae
Style: Roots Reggae
length: 3:49
Is there any hope for them? is there any hope for us?
a poor man's life as I see it, is living cause he must
what are the chances of him making it to the top
when the forces are working hard to see to it he drops

Young men and women trying hard, can't get a job
little children on the street, they all should be in school
still others in the fields working day and night
while others walk around, it's a terrible sight

Is there any hope for them? is there any hope for us?
a poor man's life as I see it, is living till he's dust
what are the chances of him making it to the top

when the forces are working hard to see to it he drops

Oh, is there any any hope for us

Young men and women trying hard, can't get a job
little children on the street, they all should be in school
still others in the fields working day and night
while others walk around, it's a terrible sight

Is there any hope for them? is there any hope for us?
a poor man's life as I see it, is living cause he must
what are the chances of him making it to the top
when the forces are working all around to see to it he drops

Is there any hope for them? is there any hope for us?
a poor man's life as I see it, is living till he's dust
when will he ever be paid for the work he has done? yeah,
if poverty ain't no crime, then stealing sure ain't none

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Reconstruction
  • 2 Poor Man's Life
  • 3 Let's Live Together
  • 4 Melt Away
  • 5 War Rock
  • 6 Where Is the Love
  • 7 Give to Get
  • 8 Martin Luther King
  • 9 Take a Hold
  • 10 Destination Africa