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Jahaziel “They Don’t Know” feat. Maxi Priest (New Music +Lyrics)

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Song: “They Don’t Know”
Artist: Jahaziel feat. Maxi Priest
Album: They Don’t Know Single
Record Label: Xist Music

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Fresh off of announcing their new partnership with Malaco Music, Xist Music releases the first single to UK-Vet Jahaziel’s new CD.  The single entitled “They Don’t Know”, features his uncle and Shabba Ranks collaborator Maxi Priest. Jahaziel describes the inspiration for the song below.

“This song is a social commentary describing the darker side of the community I live in. A side that many within it want to escape, and one that many outside of it would rather ignore.

Drug trafficking, sexual abuse, robbery, murder, unemployment and broken homes are just some of the things I have seen personally where I live. And I have seen these things throughout my life growing up in urban environments.

Two and half years ago my family and I felt the call of God to join an organization called The Eden Network. This led to us moving from our 2-bed house in a nice area to a 1 bed flat on a housing estate in a deprived area of North London. Since moving we have led a team of local urban missionaries – basically a group young Christian volunteers who want to be used to affect their community for God.

Partnering with the local church, we run a weekly youth club, job clubs, girls groups, mini concerts and various other outreach provisions. Has our work changed the entire community yet – far from it… but we have seen change in the lives of many young people. Changes in attitudes towards drugs, work, violence, sex, peer pressure, God and church.

All communities, especially the poor ones are filled with hurting people. People who have been so beaten by life’s storms that they’ve lost hope.

As part of Christ’s body I see it as my responsibility to go to the poor, the sick, the hopeless and demonstrate to them that there is a God who see’s their tears and will answer their cry if they will turn to Him.”

Jahaziel – “They Don’t Know” Lyrics

Verse 1 – Jahaziel

I’m from the bits where kids have been known to disappear
Some roam with knives and chrome cos they live in fear
While on the corners the poor man are sipping beer,
Begging for change, same pain just a different year
Come picture the landscape, victims of gang rape and kids trying to bag weight
They flip like a pancake so, arguments end with arms extending
peace but it’s not a handshake. They peel back and let the steel clap
Some wanna escape but feel trapped, yeah this is real rap
Getting jobs aint easy when you got no CV
Just a record but not no CD
I see these guys remaining in the same spot
Instead of changing they’re complaining what they aint got
Stop – transformation the job at hand
They say we cant but my faith’s in a God who can.

Chorus – Maxi Priest

They don’t know
They don’t know
They don’t know what we go through
Everyday we keep on dying
They don’t care
They don’t care
Shut their ears and close their eyes
Only God can hear us crying

Verse 2 – Jahaziel

It seems like we don’t like love, from streets to schools,
neighbourhoods to nightclubs
Too much of these young G’s are on a hype bruv
They done beef with just one squeeze and let the pipe bust
And it don’t help to make the Uni fees rise up
Hard enough already for school leavers to find jobs
And it aint helping that there’s preachers whose trying to steal from believers
And make it hard for the people to find God
Some find it odd they wanna know how come we moved to the hood
Most wanna move out from
Im showing dons on the council flats they can break outta the trap
Without a ounce of crack
And needing loots an excuse that I won’t give
Cos I know 1 too many youths doing life long bids
And I know 1 too many Daddies who deny their kids
That’s why I’m standing in the valley screaming ‘dry bones… live’

Chorus – Maxi Priest

They don’t know
They don’t know
They don’t know what we go through
Everyday we keep on dying
They don’t care
They don’t care
Shut their ears and close their eyes
Only God can hear us crying

Verse 3 – Jahaziel

Yeah Lord, Only He can hear me holla
Here today no guarantee I’m a be here tomorrow
Gotta celebrate life cos every day another heart ceases
If we cant see it, that’s cos we don’t wannaime to rediscover teachings that Jesus brung us
Two things to watch how we love God and how we treat each other
Would we feed a brother if we see them suffer
If we do then does that mean that our responsibility is covered?
Plain and simple as I can put it
Raised in a generation whose ways are sinful and crooked
Played games til the bill came and I couldn’t foot it
Through His grace, saw the route of escape and I took it
It’s a new day, lets do this ting
The Lord switched up the ways that I used to think
Still you can force any horse to the water
but in order for the horse to see change gotta choose to drink

Chorus – Maxi Priest

They don’t know
They don’t know
They don’t know what we go through
Everyday we keep on dying
They don’t care
They don’t care
Shut their ears and close their eyes
Only God can hear us crying

 

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