Burna Boy Monsters you made Lyrics

[Intro: Spoken Words]

If the government refuse to develop the region

And continue the marginalization and injustice

The youth, that's what coming after us

And it will be more brutal than what we have done


[Chorus: Chris Martin]

Calling me a monster, calling us fake

No way, no way, no way

Calling me a monster just 'cause we said


[Verse 1: Burna Boy]

We're from the block where it rains

Where we create barricades

Keep opposition away

That's why we strapped with the K's

Don't get kidnapped from your place

'Cause it could happen today

Not knowing how to behave

That is a sign that you may

Just lose your life, what a waste

Your body found in a lake

You fucked around and the fisherman

Found you drowning for days

You know we come from a place

Where people smile, but it's fake

How could they smile?

If you look around, they surrounded by pain

I've seen the sky turn to grey

It took the light from the day

It's like the heads of the state

Ain't comprehending the hate

That the oppressed generate

When they've been working like slaves

To get some minimum wage

You turn around and you blame

Them for their anger and rage

Put them in shackles and chains

Because of what they became

We are the monsters you made



[Chorus: Chris Martin]

Calling me a monster, calling us fake

You make the Minotaur, the dinosaur wake

Calling me a monster just 'cause we said

No way, no way, no way

Calling me a monster, make no mistake

That there's only so much that you can take

La-di-da-da-do-di-da-da-do-day

We are the monsters you made


[Verse 2: Burna Boy]

I bet they thought it was cool

Probably thought we was fools

When we would break all the rules

And skip them classes in school

Because the teacher dem teaching

What the white man dem teaching

Dem European teachings in my African school

So fuck the classes in school

Fuck Mongo Park and the fool

That said they found river Niger

They've been lying to you

Ain't no denying the truth

See what I'm tryin' to do

Is draw the line for the mothers crying

We're dying as youths

Come walk a mile in my shoes

See if you smile at the truth

See if you digest your food

That's when you might have a clue

Of what the fuck we go through

You're fucking lucky if you

Live through the day, better pray

That God always staying with you

Ain't fuckin' safe, any day

The reaper'll be coming for you

We need a change and it ain't no way I'ma take an excuse

My niggas findin' a way

Or fuckin' smile in the grave

This is the price that you pay

We are the monsters you made


[Chorus: Chris Martin]

Calling me a monster, calling us fake

You make the Minotaur, the dinosaur wake

Calling me a monster just 'cause we said

No way, no way, no way

Calling me a monster, make no mistake

That there's only so much that you can take

La-di-da-da-do-di-da-da-do-day

We are the monsters you made



[Outro: Ama Ata Aidoo]

Since we met your people five hundred years ago

Look at us, we have given everything

You are still taking

In exchange for that, we have got nothing

Nothing

And you know it

But don't you think that this is over now?

Over where?

Is it over?