Living It Up

Album: Stony Hill (2017)
  • But have you made it out
    Out of the ghetto?
    Believe in your dreams
    Believe you and me, don't let go
    We're living it up
    We're having a good time baby
    I was born uptown of the ghetto dream
    Now ain't life crazy?
    Daddy made it out
    Out of the ghetto
    Believe in your dreams
    Believe you and me, don't let go
    We're living it up
    Having a good time baby
    I was born uptown of the ghetto dream
    Now don't be lazy

    Trenchtown have a grandson
    Growin' up to be somebody
    Gong to the zilly
    Yo me flow phenomenally
    I am the kind of thing that doesn't happen normally
    I'm a one in a zillion
    Yo dawg, if you want some
    Good life finally
    Perhaps change your night time hobby
    Come out of the old crime lobby
    And benefit from your wisdom
    Me ah gwan livin' top life is better than great
    Every other day we buy a dozen dub plate
    Put in our hustle, we nuh sit down and wait
    Nuff ah pull no muscle, no it's never too late
    Dey gwan celebrate in a rich people place
    Ya likkle rastaman from Trenchtown find di gate
    With food in our bled and drinks in our crate
    We sing till da neighbour dem wake

    But have you made it out
    Out of the ghetto?
    Believe in your dreams
    Believe you and me, don't let go
    We're living it up
    We're having a good time baby
    I was born uptown of the ghetto dream
    Now ain't life crazy?
    Daddy made it out
    Out of the ghetto
    Believe in your dreams
    Believe you and me, don't let go
    We're living it up
    Having a good time baby
    I was born uptown of the ghetto dream
    Now don't be lazy

    Uptown Jamaica born an' raised
    On the playground is where I spent most of my days
    Burning babilonio and dem dirty ways
    While watchin' all the rich kids goin' astray
    Uptown Jamaica born an' raised
    On the playground is where I spent most of my days
    Big city life Kingston, an Mo Bay
    And if you think me sell out
    Tell dem ain't no way
    So, live it up
    Trenchtown to Rema
    Riverton, South side to jungle
    Sherlock, Gyaden to Spanglas
    The inland, Three Mile to Bactu
    Portmore, sea view, Spanish Town
    Nine Mile, downstown to Flankers
    Falmouth, Westside, Orange Hill

    But have you made it out
    Out of the ghetto?
    Believe in your dreams
    Believe you and me, don't let go
    We're living it up
    We're having a good time baby
    I was born uptown of the ghetto dream
    Now ain't life crazy?
    Daddy made it out
    Out of the ghetto
    Believe in your dreams
    Believe you and me, don't let go
    We're living it up
    Having a good time baby
    I was born uptown of the ghetto dream
    Now don't be lazy Writer/s: Damian Marley, Shiah Coore, Sean Diedrick, Phillip James, Willard C. Smith
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, SUELION MUSIC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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