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Food For Thought Lyrics

Artist: UB40
Album: Live

Ivory madonna dying in the dust,
Waiting for the manna coming from the west.
Barren is her bosom, empty as her eyes,
Death a certain harvest scattered from the skies.

Skin and bones is creeping, does`nt know he`s dead.
Ancient eyes are peeping, from his infant head.
Politician`s argue sharpening their knives.
Drawing up their Bargains, trading baby lives.

(Chorus)

Ivory madonna dying in the dust,
Waiting for the manna coming from the west.


Hear the bells are ringing, Christmas on it`s way.
Hear the angels singing, what is that they say?
Eat and drink rejoicing, joy is here to stay.
Jesus son of mary is born again today.


(Chorus)

Ivory madonna dying in the dust,
Waiting for the manna coming from the west.
Ivory madonna dying in the dust,
Waiting for the manna coming from the west.
Comments/Interpretations
by raggamuffin on 10/4/2009 10:35pm
this song is the shit, the lyrics are sad, love ub40 espescially when they came to ragamuffin,mean saxaphone, keep up the mean music, love you guys
peace and respect from new zealand
by FRED on 11/9/2009 11:27am
GENIAL MELANGE REGGAE SKA
by stan morgan on 4/19/2010 4:10am
ub40 still the best cheers from Atearoa ( Land Of The Long White Cloud: New Zealand
by Cosmic WahWah on 5/20/2010 5:04pm
This song is shit.
by Bob on 2/5/2011 8:03pm
No it is not shit
by MIKE on 3/13/2011 10:57pm
THIS SONG IS NOT SHIT. IT IS ORGASMIC. IT IS *THE* SHIT.
by DEXTER on 5/24/2011 6:52am
Classic. I remember at the time there was no British reggae then this album came out and wow,there was nothing to compare it with, not even from JA.
by dig boy on 9/15/2011 8:01am
who da shit says this song is shit. Let him try making a lyric like dis one
by Clayto on 9/28/2011 12:44am
After sifting thru thousands & thousands of songs, This is the best - make no mistake about it
by Ramatulai on 10/11/2011 9:58pm
I love this song!!!
by Lava Tonsil on 12/1/2011 11:31am
Great production on this track. Such a shame they split up.
by Noob on 3/4/2012 7:15am
You guys know that raggamuffin is saying that this song is awesome by saying 'its da shit' (its da shizz).
by slyfoxy bham on 7/7/2012 7:14am
The most misunderstood lyrics, I have heard peeps singing remaddona idiots
by Jai Blade on 9/14/2012 2:44pm
Awesome song, powerful message, expertly executed!! Absolutely phenomenal!
by moko kena on 1/3/2013 9:36pm
love dis song!! jah jah rastafari from Aotearoa new zealand!!!
by foxy from bham on 1/19/2013 12:11am
Ruff lyrics, from old friends, the original mix race reggae group, food for thought was 1 of their defining tracks together with guilty & Tyler
by Tony Rosales on 3/7/2013 5:36am
Still one of my favorite songs, it seems every UB40 concert that I attended they start off with this song, much love and respect!!
by ALESSIO DI MICHELE on 4/5/2013 2:20am
It's mighty and really moving if you simply listen to the music and, like me, are NOT native English speaking; if you go further and read the lyrics
you are really touched.
by lostpoet on 2/4/2014 6:49pm
dear lord theyre talkin bout Africa
by lostpoet on 2/4/2014 6:52pm
dear lord theyre talkin bout Africa.i come from Keanya so i should know.UB40 are deep
by English Teacher on 6/4/2014 12:49pm
Can any of you cunts spell.
1/10
I come from where? Keanya where the fuck is that? is it near Kenya you thick twat you can't even spell your own country.


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