The rule of the tyrants decline
The year, 1979
From Uganda to Nicaragua
It's bombs and bullets all the time

So they corrupt, so they vile
So it's coup after coup all the while
Human rights they violate
They thought they were so great
So in disgrace now they live in exile

Gairy is a wanted man
Idi Amin is a wanted man
Shah of Iran tried so hard to survive
He, too, is wanted dead or alive

Strikes, demonstrations & wars
Injustice is always the cause
Politicians turn too soon from
Poor people into tycoons
Corruption must bring harass

South African Vorster resign in disgrace
Muzurewa take away Ian Smith place
The Uganda devil was easily cat straddled
Beaten up and chased - what a waste.

Gairy is a wanted man
Patrick John is a wanted man
The Shah of Iran try so hard to survive
He too was wanted dead or alive.

The shah had a short time to live
Because the Ayatollah don't forgive
When you see church ruling state
With pure vengeance and hate
Situation must be explosive

General Somoza from Nicaragua
Thought it was easy with the Sandinistas
With the help of Venezuela, Panama and Cuba
They kick him straight to America.

Gairy is a wanted man
Bokassa is a wanted man
Ali Bhutto try so hard to survive
He too was wanted dead or alive.

Grenada mongoose was bad and so brave
They send the old bishop straight to the grave
After that well Gairy skip town
With the diary of the Obeah gong
No more people to enslave

Trinidad neighbors expected more mayhem
Anytime anything can happen to them

Eric Williams taking a backseat to avoid
Bacchanal
But everybody know he a fraidy cat

Gairy is a wanted mam
Park Chung Hee was a wanted man
Acheam Pong fight so hard to survive
He too was wanted dead or alive
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Wanted Dead Or Alive Lyrics

The Mighty Sparrow – Wanted Dead Or Alive Lyrics

Songwriters: SHAKUR, TUPAC AMARU / TROUTMAN, ROGER / TROUTMAN, LARRY / BROADUS, CORDOZAR CALVIN / ARNAUD, DELMAR DREW
Wanted Dead Or Alive lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, COHEN AND COHEN

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