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Chorus We love our enemies as our friends, InI will forgive
them but I don't forget We love our enemies as or
friends But will never turn my back on them v.1
Children of the Most High God Children of the Earth and
this fullness thereof Let us not do as them wicked have
done, for InI will feel retribution What a man giveth
is what a man receiveth and what a man receive for his
giving is more breath The wages of sin is death
fighting only destroys love, and I am not impressed
Chorus v.2 War is the same everytime Both
sides claim to be divine, When both sides from the same
design. We are one creation from the mastermind
Corruption and sin present on all sides, and both
sides claim they have the birth right Newspaper shows the
pictures, and you look the same to me And I know
that's what Almighty Rastafari see Chorus
v.3 Enemies will be there to hem InI up, and get
in my hair Never mind iniquity cause they're so unfair
What's going is coming and we see that clear Do
you want to be just like them, blend with hooligans and mix
with evil men When they strike, you strike back, again and
again And soon, you gonna be just like them



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    klb808Dec 12, 2008 at 9:40 pm
    Expos...

    I still think this song is self-explanatory. But I don't really agree with it and I'm questionable about it.

    "love our enemies as our friends, InI will forgive them but don't forget"
    If we love our enemies as our friends, I don't think they would still be considered an enemy. But then again, I don't think you have truly forgiven someone until you completely forget what they've done to you to become your enemy.

    "We love our enemies as our friends But will never turn my back on them"
    The part where it talks about turning my back on them, I think it could mean two ways. "Never turn my back on them" as in you'll always be there for them and have their back(s) if anything were to happen. It could also literally mean what it says. As in you'll always have your eyes on them. Like a trust kind of problem. When you don't trust someone, you'll always try to keep an eye on them, because when you turn your back, you can get stabbed in the back.

    V.1
    We shouldn't do wicked works, because what we do or give is what we will get.

    V.2
    When we have wars, each side believes they're the divine ones, yet we are all God's children. We all sin and no one is perfect but we all still try to claim to be the most righteous or godliest and eachother's land.

    V.3
    Enemies or people in general will try to agitate us, but just forget about it because when you fight back you become just as low and wicked as them. Also, as V.1 says "what a man giveth is what a man recieveth" you distribute wickedness, wickedness will return to you.
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    klb808Dec 8, 2008 at 6:51 am
    I feel that in order to completely forgive others, we must forget what they have done to us. If we forget about what others has done to us, that's when we truly forgive them. We are commanded to love everyone including our enemies. There was an exageration "The wages of sin is death". Everyone dies, including good people. Everyone sins. No one is perfect. But I do agree with the second verse. It's quite self-explanatory. We were all created by God and we are all his children. In other words, we are all brothers and sisters, so why turn to war? We should all be as one and not go against eachother. Which goes back to having enemies. We shouldn't be having any enemies, and we shouldn't seek revenge.

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