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Junior Reid – One Blood

Written by on 30/10/2021

 

JUNIOR REID – ONE BLOOD

 

Modern vampires of the city
Hunting blood!
blood!
blood!

Yuh coulda come from Rima or yuh come from jungle
Coulda come from fiyah house or yuh come from tower hill
One blood! One blood! One blood!

Yuh coulda come from Libya or yuh come from ‘merica
Coulda come from Europe or yuh come from AFRICA
One blood! One blood! One blood!

Yuh coulda be Irishman or a Englishman
Coulda be a Mexican or a wedda Indian
One blood! One blood! One blood!

Hey mate, Woy! Ah want you get me straight cooperate hey
Hey mate, hey mate, Ah want you get me straight

Hey gov, do you believe in love? love, love
Hey bloke, hey bloke, this is no joke

Yuh coulda be a solja man or a wedda policeman
Or a wedda civilian, seh di whole a we a one
One blood! One blood! One blood!

Yuh coulda come from London or yuh come from Birmingham
Coulda come from Brooklyn or yuh come from Boston
One blood! One blood! One blood!

The fussing and fighting
Tribal war, racial war
Cause blood! blood!

Mothers fighting daughters every day
Fathers fighting sons
Sisters hating sisters
Brothers killing brothers, every day

Yuh coulda come from Rima or yuh come from jungle
Coulda come from fiyah house or yuh come from tower hill
One blood! One blood! One blood!

Yuh coulda come from Uptown or yuh come from outta town
Coulda come from outta town or yuh come from ’round town
One blood! One blood! One blood!

Yuh coulda be a black man or a wedda white man
Coulda be Mexican or a wedda Pakistan
One blood! One blood! One blood!

Yuh coulda come from Lebanon or yuh come from Iran
Coulda come from China or yuh come from Japan
One blood! One blood! One blood!

Cut my skin you see blood, red blood!
Cut your skin you see blood, blood, red blood!

Blood’s thicker than water
Blood runs through everyman’s vein
Blood, thicker than water yeah

Modern vampire of the cities
They’re hunting blood
Don’t let they catch you no!

Yuh coulda come from Rima or yuh come from jungle
Coulda come from fiyah house or yuh come from tower hill
One blood! One blood! One blood!

Yuh coulda be a Bobo Dread or a Nyabinghi
Or a wedda Orthodox or a wedda Dreadlocks
One blood! One blood! One blood!

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