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Tell It Like It Is

This song is by UB40 and appears on the album Rat In The Kitchen (1986).

I jus' a tell it like it is, yeah
I jus' a tell it like it is, oh yeah
(I've got to be blatant in this time
Jus' like I know 1 and 1 no make 9) (repeat)

Now what was I saying about being blatant
You got to be blatant in an argument
You got to make sure your feelings are felt
Perfect example for you from me
Watch lying polititians me seh on me TV
Pay big big money for the licence fee
(At the same time them a try fe fool we) (repeat)

Now let me tell you more about being blatant
You have to be blatant with the product you invent
If you don't patent it you nah see a cent
You have no money fi go pay up your rent
If you crash fi your car or you're in an accident
(If it's not your fault you be blatant) (repeat)

Now I get serious about being blatant
Police come and mess with me pon the pavement
They say oi' where you going, what you doing here?
I just leave mi house fi go buy a tin of beer
Another example of being blatant
South Africa police a kill the innocent
Fire live ammunition me seh into the crowd
When the crowd disperse there are kids on the ground
(If that's not blatant murder then murder can't be found)
(Repeat)

Repeat last verse until 'beer'

Repeat Chorus to fade

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