Rastafarianism Chant on Fire

Updated 5th April 2016

Rastafarianism Chant on Fire

 

Submitted by Tony Tafari Thomas of The Rastafari Council of Britain.

 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rastafari-Council-of-Britain/548986418450924

Advisor on Rastafarianism to Faith and Fire

 

 

In the Rastafari philosophy fire is a symbol of purification. The Rastafari lifestyle is sometimes referred to as fire livity as it is a lifestyle of moral purification. In Rastafari the term ‘burn’ (spoken in Rastafari dialect as ‘bun’) has become the term used when expressing disdain; so for example a Rastafari would say ‘bun war’ or ‘bun poverty’. The use of the term burn is strictly symbolic and not an incitement to violence or literal burning. Rastafari is a non-violent faith. Here is a popular fire chant,

 

Cooyah (Look here): Fire chant

More fire!!! Red hot!!!!

Light up di fire from mi ready fi put it pon dem

Chorus:

Cooyah cooyah cooyah when dem see mi wid di fire Cooyah cooyah cooyah when mi bun di vampire

Cooyah cooyah cooyah when mi bun di obeah worker

Cooyah!!! Cooyah!!! Cooyah!!!

Cooyah cooyah cooyah when dem see mi wid di fire Cooyah cooyah cooyah when mi bun di obeah worker

Cooyah cooyah cooyah when mi bun di vampire

Cooyah!!! Cooyah!!! Cooyah!!!

Well there is nuttin for yuh worry about

There is nuttin to confuse about

There is nuttin to go worry about

Cause from yuh clean seh di fire nah go bun yuh out

There is nuttin for yuh to worry about

There is nuttin to confuse about

There is nuttin fe yuh worry about

Cause even if yuh dutty seh di fire still a purge yuh out

Dat one yah name red!!!!!

When di fire go bun dem red!!!

And a di same fire go purge dem red!!!

And gimme di fire mek mi serve dem

And gimme di and gimme di yo!!!

Verse 1: Walk wid your children yuh fi come to di fire camp

Come a di fire school fi fire education

Mi teachin di fire woman and mi teachin di fire man Give dem di fire foot, give dem di fire hand

Pure fire food weh mi give dem fi nyam (eat)

And a mi give dem di fire meditation

Go bun babylon!!! Bun babylon!!!

Bun babylon!!! Bun babylon!!!

Bun confusion!!! Bun disillusion!!!

Bun temptation!!! Bun distraction!!!

Bun pollution!!! Bun malfunction!!!

Bun temptation!!! Bun disillusion!!!

Bun corruption!!! Bun babylon!!!

Bun babylon!!! Bun Babylon!!!

Bun everyting weh wrong!!! and bun dem clan!!!

Bun confusion!!! Bun tension!!!

And mi seh bun babylon!!! Bun babylon!!!

Then who agree wid mi push up your hand, yo!!!

Chorus:

Verse 3: Well mi seh who fight di fire dem same one go bow up

Who fight di fire dem same one go corrupt

Who fight di fire dem same one go give up

Who fight di fire dem same one na live up

Who fight di fire dem same one go bow up

Who fight di fire dem go lick up and mash up

Who fight di fire dem same one haffi go pack up

Who fight di fire dem same one go…