Jimmy Cliff — The Harder They Come lyrics

(Jimmy Cliff)

Oh yeah, but oh yeah, oh yeah, alright

Well they tell me of a pie up in the sky
Waiting for me when I die
But between the day you're born and when you die
They never seem to hear even your cry

So as sure as the sun will shine
I'm gonna get my share now of what's mine
And then the harder they come, the harder they'll fall, one and all
Ooh, the harder they come, the harder they'll fall, one and all

Well, the oppressors are tryin' to keep me down
Tryin' to drive me underground
And they think that they have got the battle won
I say forgive them Lord, they know not what they've done

Cause as sure as the sun will shine
I'm gonna get my share now of what's mine
And then the harder they come, the harder they'll fall, one and all
Ooh, the harder they come, harder they'll fall, one and all

Oh yeah, well oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah

But I'll keep on fighting for the things I want
Though I know that when you're dead you can't
But I'd rather be a free man in my grave
Then living as a puppet or a slave

So as sure as the sun will shine
I'm gonna get my share right now of what's mine
And then the harder they come, the harder they'll fall, one and all
Ooh, the harder they come, harder they'll fall, one and all
Yeah, the harder they come, the harder they'll fall, one and all
(Wanna say now, wanna say now - oh
Wanna say now, wanna say one more time)
Yeah, the harder they come, harder they'll fall, one and all.....

From 'The Harder They Come' (soundtrack, 1972)
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Songwriters: CLIFF, JIMMY
The Harder They Come lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, EMI Music Publishing