Buju Banton & Wayne Wonder: Bonafide Love

Posted by on September 23, 2013 at 11:25 pm.

In the early 1990’s a Triniadian/Haitian man I was dating turned me on to Buju, the first video below was definitely my favorite from the CD. I loved the beat so I snapped up the CD that was available at the time. It was a wonderful surprise to learn that there were many other songs I enjoyed on the CD, great purchase!

 

I loved his voice and well… he has dreadlocks just like me. My dreadlocks are halfway down my back now. Last I heard Buju was in jail on drug and gun charges. If I remember correctly, it was a 10 year sentence. He claims he’s innocent.

I listed my two favorite songs by him below…

Buju Banton & Wayne Wonder: Bonafide Love

Intro: (Buju Banton): You don’t have to be rich cause money is no objective But from it’s good lovin we have it in stock hear wah happen… (oh yes)

Wayne Wonder: You may not be a movie star you may not drive a big fast car But I love you in everyway I love you in every way (Buju Banton: Every way I can tink off) I don’t know why (I will tell you) oh why I don’t know why oh why… ( Oh oh yes)

Buju Banton: Woman yuh may not be wealthy nah drive a fast car But mi nah go leff yuh out cau we a come from far Yuh memba when mi only have one arrow shirt Now yuh a mogle wid mi inna yuh tight up skirt As long as mi deh pon massa God earth Mi nah fi get where mi a come from mi nah go dish yuh dirt

Wayne Wonder: I’ll keep on loving you (Buju Banton: Always)

Wayne Wonder: I don’t know why oh why I don’t know why oh why

Buju Banton: Here why! Cause I am hooked on yuh lovin like a big snapper fish Di way yuh look di way yuh dressed a dat mi caan resist Yuh personality there’s no odda like it Buju Banton tellin di world woman yuh criss

Wayne Wonder: But I love you in every way I love you in every way

Wayne Wonder: I don’t know why oh why I don’t know why oh why

Buju Banton: Here why! Why is a lookin letter cut it off fi get a fee Woman I’m tellin you I love you endlessly Mi nah go pay dem nuh mind mi nah go hear weh dem a seh Donkey ears now sense a mi and yuh deh

Wayne Wonder: But I don’t care I rather have you I’ll keep on lovin you

Wayne Wonder, (Buju Banton): I don’t know why (I’ll tell you why) oh why I don’t know why (Hear why!) oh why I don’t know why oh why I don’t know why oh why… (Oh oh yes)

Buju Banton: Woman I seh yuh may not be wealthy nah drive a fast car But mi nah go leff yuh out cau we a come from far Yuh memba when mi only have mi one arrow shirt And yuh a mogle wid mi inna yuh tight up skirt As long as mi DJ a deh pon di earth Mi nah go leff yuh out yuh know mi nah go dish yuh dirt

Wayne Wonder: I Love you in every way

Wayne Wonder: I don’t know why oh why I don’t know why oh why…(I will tell you why…Hear why)

Buju Banton: Cause I am hooked on your love like a big snapper fish Di way yuh look di way yuh dressed mek yuh haffi resist Yuh personality there’s no other like it Buju Banton tellin di world seh yuh criss A woman like you is one in a million Waan yuh inna mi arms twenty four seven I would a get jeolous if mi see a next man Nah trespass pon mi plantation Cau mi alone fi have yuh and no other one Yuh a di greatest woman inna di island Greater than ruby greater than pearl Prettiest woman to mi inna di world Big up yuh chest yuh hear mi a girl Yuh may not be wealthy or drive a fast car But mi nah leff yuh we a come from far….

Buju Banton: Untold Stories

While I’m Living
Thanks I’ll Be Giving
To the Most High You know,

[Chorus:]
I am living while I am living to the father I will pray
Only him knows how we get through everyday
With all the hike in the price
Arm and leg we have to pay
While our leaders play

[Verse 1:]
All I see people a rip and a rob and a rival
Tief never love fe see tief wid long bag
No love for the people who a sufferin bad
Another toll to the poll may God help we soul
What is to stop the youths from get out of control
Full up of education yet no on no payroll
The clothes on my back have countless eyehole.
I could go on and on the fool has never been thrown.

[Chorus]

[Verse 2:]
Who can afford to run will run
But what about those who can’t… they will have to stay
Opportunity a scarce, scarce commodity
In these times I say… When mama spend her last and send you go class
Never you ever play
It’s a competitive world for low budget people,
Spending a dime while earning a nickel
With no regards to who it may tickle
My cup is full to the brim
I could go on and on the full has never been told

[Chorus]

[Verse 3:]
All I see people a rip and a rob and a rival
Tief never love fe see tief wid long bag
No love for the people who a sufferin bad
Another toll to the poll may God help we soul
What is to stop the youths from get out of control
Full up of education yet no on no payroll
The clothes on my back have countless eyehole
Could go on and on and the fool has never been thrown.
(On and On)
Though this life keep getting me down
Don’t give up now
Got to survive somehow
Could go on and on and the full has never been told

[Chorus]

[Verse 4:]
Who can afford to run will run
But what about those who can’t… they will have to stay
Opportunity a scarce, scarce commodity
In these times I say… When mama spend her last and send you go class
Never you ever play
It’s a competitive world for low budget people,
Spending a dime while earning a nickel
With no regards to who it may tickle
My cup is full to the brim
I could go on and on the full has never been told
I could go on and on the full has never been told
I could go on and on the full has never been told
I could go on and on the full has never been told
I could go on and on the full has never been told
I could go on and on the full has never been told
I could go on and on…
The full has never…

Been…
Toooooold.

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