Thank You for Hearing Me: The Definitive Sinéad O'Connor Discography

“Untold Stories”

Composed by Buju Banton

3 versions

3:40

Throw Down Your Arms album
Untold Stories” promo single
Throw Down Your Arms (deluxe edition) album

3:42 dub version

Throw Down Your Arms album
Throw Down Your Arms (deluxe edition) album

1:26 demo

Throw Down Your Arms (deluxe edition) album

Lyrics

(Source: as heard)

While I'm living, thanks I'll be giving,
The most high, you know.
I'm living. While I'm living,
To the Father I will pray.
Only Him know how we get through every day.
All the hike in the price,
Arm and leg we have to pay.
While our leaders play.
All I see people are ripping and robbing or they bribing
Thief never love to see thief with long bag.
No love for the people who have suffer read bad.
Another toll to the poll, may God help your soul.
What is to stop the youth from get out of control?
Full up a education, yet no own no payroll
The clothes from they back have countless eye hole
Could go on and on; the full has have never been told.
I'm living. While I'm living,
To the Father I will pray.
Only Him know how we get through every day.
All the hike in the price,
Arm and leg we have to pay.
While our leaders play.
Me I say who can 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 to send and you to class,
Never you ever play.
It's a competitive world for low-budget people.
Spending a dime while earning a nickel,
With no regard for who it may tickle
My cup is full to the brim.
I could go on and on; the full has have never been told.
Though this life, it get me down, (on and on)
(Don't give up now) I've got to survive (on and on)
(Some way, somehow), (On and on)
I could go on and on; the full has never been told.
On and on,
On and on,
On and on.
I'm living. While I'm living,
To the Father I will pray.
Only Him know how we get through every day.
All the hike in the price,
Arm and leg we have to pay.
While our leaders play.
All I see people are ripping and robbing or they bribing
Thief never love to see thief with long bag.
No love for the people who have suffer read bad.
Another toll to the poll, may God help your soul.
What is to stop the youth from get out of control?
Full up a education, yet no own no payroll
The clothes from they back have countless eye hole
Could go on and on; the full has have never been told.
I'm living. While I'm living,
To the Father I will pray.
Only Him know how we get through every day.
All the hike in the price,
Arm and leg we have to pay.
While our leaders play.
Me say who can run will run,
But what about those who can't?
Here will have to stay.
Opportunity, a scarce, scarce commodity.
In these time I say,
When Mama spend her last to send you to class,
Never you ever play.
It's a competitive world for low-budget people.
Spending a dime while earning a nickel,
With no regard for who it may tickle
My cup is full to the brim.
I could go on and on; the full has never been told.
Could go on and on; the full has never been told.
Could go on and on; the full has never been told.
Could go on and on; the full has have never been told.
Could go on and on; the full has have never been told.
Could go on and on; the full has have never been told.
Could go on and on; the full has have never been told.
Could go on and on; the full has have never been told.

Quotes

(Source: Glen Browne's acoustic guitar still strums)

Though he has been a bass player for over 30 years, Glen Browne is best known for his distinctive acoustic guitar work on Untold Stories, one of the hit songs from Buju Banton's classic 1995 album 'Til Shiloh.

In 2005, when Irish singer Sinead O'Connor recorded Untold Stories for a cover album of reggae songs, Browne reprised his role. He remembered O'Connor breaking down...

Musicians

Glen Browne acoustic guitar
Source: Throw Down Your Arms

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