Beenie Man - Memories Lyrics




[Intro:]
When yuh live in the past
Yuh lost (blessed, blessed)
Yuh better walk on the right path
Big life! Liberty!
Straight up
Mankind what me sing (sung)

[Chorus:]
Memories don't live like people do
They always 'member you
Whether things are good or bad
It's just the memories that you have
The Beenie Man a sing (say hey)
Boy stop live down inna de past
Just member when man a ride 'orse
Now yuh dead that mean yuh soul lost
Crushed like a serpent snake under grass (again!)
Boy stop live down inna de past
Just member when man a ride 'orse
Body between di board head peep through the glass
Crushed like a serpent snake under grass

[Verse 1:]
Meg, peg, Dis a man yuh dead
Way back inna di west before dem lick Jango head
For a few more dollars
'Nother one dead
High plains drifter man ah fled (I sing)
Too much wickedness
Down inna di west
Down inna di west
While a Apache form
Dem nest
Dem nest
Outlaw Josey Wale
Get vexed (get vexed)
All bounty hunter
Dem draw fi
Dem vest (dem vest)
Gold an diamond
Wicked man intercept (intercept)
Pack up mi saddle
And decide to make a flex
Way back inna di future
Where me have to make a step (all sing along)

[Chorus]

[Verse 2:]
I cyaan believe or understand
Why some man approach with white man tradition
Talk bout dem a Cowboy and Indian
Me a African an me born Black Man
And a who upon di mic
Di fabulous Beenie Man
Some mawga skinny and same cranky one
Talking lyric to all di nation (all sing along)

[Chorus]

[Verse 3:]
What I caan understand
Why some man ah revere White Man tradition
Talk bout dem a Cowboy and Indian
Like dem no respect dem complexion
Mi Black and mi ugly
Africa me come from
One day yuh got to
Return to dat land
Selassie I me praise
It's here me make mi stand (so sing along)

[Chorus]





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  1. Island Mamaz

    🔥🔥🔥🔥🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲

  2. Ms Squeaky clean

    November 2019 🔥🔥🔥🔥

  3. bhoot jolakia

    Thank you lord yeezus for showing me this gem.

  4. Maddaman TV

    In 97 or 98 can't remember to tuff but I saw my Bredda at Nottingham rock and reggae festival happy days man bring back the old days

  5. Lady Elle from 12’s Don

    2019 😎

  6. Jacob Jackson

    slauson malone brought me here

  7. RSD DSR

    Beenie man

  8. Lorna Nelson

    Yes differently memories that you can not forget Never lol
    Beenie, bounty, elephant, yellow man , ninja man, lady saw and so on that's was the best 90's ever. You can not ever beat the old school dancehall music.
    Sorry I'm just the old school in my late 30's hitting 40 next year.
    One love !

  9. Flat booty Barry

    2019 still rocking out

  10. Action Muskwe

    Beenie man is one of the foundation of dancehall 🔥🔥👌.

  11. José Antonio

    The memories, The main reason why I love the music and it is because yes every song has his own and good remembers. Yes, Mr. King of Dancehall this is another of your many musical hits which every moment they sounds are and will be bringring me back just Great and Unforgettable "Memories" Forever. The King of Dancehall.

  12. Kanji Lee

    Memories!! 1993-2019 still on the playlist!!! 8/23/2019

  13. Jehuty999

    If you are at a reggae club and they dont play this song at least once, *DEEJAY RIDDEM!*

  14. Alper896

    Mos def - travellin man

  15. sam2stu

    The song that started the longest beef in dancehall history

  16. Snipa C

    Good ol clubbin days!!

  17. RSD DSR

    I love Yu mi DJ Beenie man

  18. Amelia M

    Reliving the past?
    You lost! (blessed, blessed)
    You better walk on the right path
    Big life! Livety!
    Straight up
    Mankind, unuh sing
    Song!

    Memories don't live like people do
    They always 'memba you
    Whether things are good or bad
    It's just the memories that you have
    The Beenie Man a sing say, "Hey!"
    Boy, stop live down inna di past
    Stop from 'memba when man a ride horse
    Now your dead, that means yuh soul lost
    Crushed like a serpent snake under grass (again!)
    Boy, stop live down inna di past
    Stop from 'memba when man a ride horse
    Body between di board, your head a peep through the glass
    Crushed like a serpent snake under grass

    Meg, peg, diss a man yuh dead
    Way back inna di west before dem lick Jango head
    For a few more dollars
    'Nother one dead
    High plains drifter man ah fled (I sing)
    Too much wickedness
    Down inna di west
    Down inna di west
    Wild Apache form
    Dem nest
    Dem nest
    Outlaw Josey Wales
    Get vexed (get vexed)
    All bounty hunter
    Dem draw fi
    Dem vest (dem vest)
    Gold an diamond
    Wicked man intercept (intercept)
    Pack up mi saddle
    And decide to make a flex
    Way back inna di future
    Where me haffi make a step (and sing along)

    Memories don't live like people do
    They always 'memba you
    Whether things are good or bad
    It's just the memories that you have
    The Beenie Man a sing say, "Hey!"
    Boy, stop live down inna di past
    Stop from 'memba when man a ride horse
    Now your dead, that means yuh soul lost
    Crushed like a serpent snake under grass (again!)
    Boy, stop live down inna di past
    Stop from 'memba when man a ride horse
    Body between di board, your head a peep through the glass
    Crushed like a serpent snake under grass

    I cyan believe or understand
    Why some man approach that white man tradition
    Talk 'bout dem a Cowboy and Indian
    Me an African, and me a born black man
    And, a who deh pon the mic? The fabulous Beenie Man
    Same, maga, skinny, and same cranky one
    Talking lyrics to all the nation
    And sing along

    Memories don't live like people do
    They always 'memba you
    Whether things are good or bad
    It's just the memories that you have
    The Beenie Man a sing say, "Hey!"
    Boy, stop live down inna di past
    Stop from 'memba when man a ride horse
    Now your dead, that means yuh soul lost
    Crushed like a serpent snake under grass (again!)
    Boy, stop live down inna di past
    Stop from 'memba when man a ride horse
    Body between di board, your head a peep through the glass
    Crushed like a serpent snake under grass

    But, what I cyan understand
    Why some man a reveal white man tradition
    Talk 'bout dem a Cowboy and Indian
    Like dem no respect dem complexion
    Me black and me ugly, Africa me come from
    One day you got to return to that land
    Selassie I me praise
    It's here me make mi stand
    So, sing along

    Memories don't live like people do
    They always 'memba you
    Whether things are good or bad
    It's just the memories that you have
    The Beenie Man a sing say, "Hey!"
    Boy, stop live down inna di past
    Stop from 'memba when man a ride horse
    Now your dead, that means yuh soul lost
    Crushed like a serpent snake under grass (again!)
    Boy, stop live down inna di past
    Stop from 'memba when man a ride horse
    Body between di board, your head a peep through the glass
    Crushed like a serpent snake under grass

  19. Amelia M

    … Reliving the past?
    You lost! (blessed, blessed)
    You better walk on the right path
    Big life! Livety!
    Straight up
    Mankind, unuh sing
    Song!
    … Memories don't live like people do
    They always 'memba you
    Whether things are good or bad
    It's just the memories that you have
    The Beenie Man a sing say, "Hey!"
    Boy, stop live down inna di past
    Stop from 'memba when man a ride horse
    Now your dead, that means yuh soul lost
    Crushed like a serpent snake under grass (again!)
    Boy, stop live down inna di past
    Stop from 'memba when man a ride horse
    Body between di board, your head a peep through the glass
    Crushed like a serpent snake under grass
    … Meg, peg, diss a man yuh dead
    Way back inna di west before dem lick Jango head
    For a few more dollars
    'Nother one dead
    High plains…
    Traducir al español

  20. Yeshua

    lots of memories of people that were alive when this song came out.

  21. Munir Nayfeh

    Send it up

  22. Tamika Adams

    What is the name of this riddim?

  23. Lloyd Garraway

    2019 anyone ? I ( really really miss 90'S ) good good music . Are you with me !!!??

    Nikki Sins

    Omg yassss! I'm so glad I came up throughout the 90's......too young to know any better just old enough to get into trouble lol

    Ani mah

    Yep !!🔥🔥

    nafeeza o

    meeeeeeee

    José Antonio

    Lloyd Garraway, Yes everybody miss and will continue missing the 90's forever because were the Best times for the Reggae & Dancehall but the main thing is to continue listening all those hits of those times including these one to never forget the best times for the Reggae & Dancehall.

  24. Manuel R. Knipping Reynoso

    Shit, I'm HERE NOW, DO IT, DO IT RIGHT, DO IT RIGHT NOW!

  25. Maximus Po

    1st comment of 2019🤗😂😂

    🤦🏽‍♀️come on, I had to 🤷🏾‍♀️

  26. Dee Pea

    Bigga Rankins and Cool Runnings, 1/3rd of the divas that slid all across the club stage, respect for absorbing us into the culture.

  27. turner

    what video game did they sample from on this song? anyone?

  28. Marvin Prado Arley

    💣💣💣💣💣

  29. Stephanie Mayne

    I love all your song Dem beanie man

  30. Stephanie Mayne

    nice song beenie man

  31. asheyblack

    Johnny bristol

  32. Stephanie Mayne

    Nice song doctor. I love all off your music. Dem

  33. Stephanie Mayne

    Nice song beenie man

  34. dianne white

    Ayyyyyeee

  35. Mary Hatchett

    Needed to hear this

  36. Hamilton Martinez

    Hamilton martinez mora

  37. bjorn joseph

    Plz don't compare idiot artist like yeazy.. whoever the fuck that is... or kanye to amazing artists like this

  38. Miguel Gonzalez

    Music music that what's eye love

  39. Christopher givens

    When dancehall was real dancehall

  40. KidKag3

    Damn, a lot of y'all were musically closeted.

  41. DeeWunn

    Memories brought me here 😉🔥🇯🇲 #90’s

  42. M S

    doing the bogle to this in 2018>>>>>>>>>

  43. crash up

    Listening in 2018

  44. diplomat1900

    Still listening 2018!!

    Saran NV

    diplomat1900 Dun kno
    #classic

    Sean Burns

    Memories don't live like people do.. Big life...liberty...straight-up...when i sing-song....

  45. Java Smith

    simple classssssiic

  46. DiDDy

    Whether things are good or bad, it's just the memories we had

  47. Elsa Parris

    Memories"

    [Intro:]
    When yuh live in the past
    Yuh lost (blessed, blessed)
    Yuh better walk on the right path
    Big life! Liberty!
    Straight up
    Mankind what me sing (sung)

    [Chorus:]
    Memories don't live like people do
    They always 'member you
    Whether things are good or bad
    It's just the memories that you have
    The Beenie Man a sing (say hey)
    Boy stop live down inna de past
    Just member when man a ride 'orse
    Now yuh dead that mean yuh soul lost
    Crushed like a serpent snake under grass (again!)
    Boy stop live down inna de past
    Just member when man a ride 'orse
    Body between di board head peep through the glass
    Crushed like a serpent snake under grass

    [Verse 1:]
    Meg, peg, Dis a man yuh dead
    Way back inna di west before dem lick Jango head
    For a few more dollars
    'Nother one dead
    High plains drifter man ah fled (I sing)
    Too much wickedness
    Down inna di west
    Down inna di west
    While a Apache form
    Dem nest
    Dem nest
    Outlaw Josey Wale
    Get vexed (get vexed)
    All bounty hunter
    Dem draw fi
    Dem vest (dem vest)
    Gold an diamond
    Wicked man intercept (intercept)
    Pack up mi saddle
    And decide to make a flex
    Way back inna di future
    Where me have to make a step (all sing along)

    [Chorus]

    [Verse 2:]
    I cyaan believe or understand
    Why some man approach with white man tradition
    Talk bout dem a Cowboy and Indian
    Me a African an me born Black Man
    And a who upon di mic
    Di fabulous Beenie Man
    Some mawga skinny and same cranky one
    Talking lyric to all di nation (all sing along)

    [Chorus]

    [Verse 3:]
    What I caan understand
    Why some man ah revere White Man tradition
    Talk bout dem a Cowboy and Indian
    Like dem no respect dem complexion
    Mi Black and mi ugly
    Africa me come from
    One day yuh got to
    Return to dat land
    Selassie I me praise
    It's here me make mi stand (so sing along)

    [Chorus]

  48. George Manyika

    Big Life ! Liberty !!

  49. jam rock

    Who still listening in 2017

    CVakaConsciousVibes

    march 2018

    lucianshabs25

    May 2018

    Mary Fortenberry

    may 2018

  50. Tom Hartman

    Big batty boy flounce he bootie like de cucha!

  51. BEG Entertainment

    This song is a Beenie Man remake from the original "Memories Don't Leave Like People Do", written and released by JOHNNY BRISTOL many years ago. Bristol was the writer, and publisher original song. This is one of my favorites from my Dad's catalog! So pleased that many of you are enjoying it carry on! Google the original, it's awesome. I like Bernie Mans remake. Kanye used my Dad's lyrics in his song.

  52. eldtube

    Now I see who Bounty was dissing with Suspense! lol

  53. Angelica Heredia

    I was going through some old time pictures and said to myself "Memories". And remembered this song 😂 Memories bought me here. Yall trippin lol

    Leago Sathekge

    Same. Just 2 years later😂

  54. Delmond Snipes

    I still love this song I remember this people used to play this song

  55. Taneisha Miller

    tuuuuune!!!!

  56. Stephanie Mayne

    beenie man

  57. 7SERIESfilm

    still listening in 2017

  58. Stephanie Carter

    went to see him in rochester ny 98 it was the best

  59. Desired One

    Wikeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed! Was that when the pepper seed dance came out? Damn I'm old lol.

  60. Mansa Musa's Son

    never listened to Yeezus...so it didn't bring me here!

    CVakaConsciousVibes

    #WordIsBorn I aint listened to him since he was Kanye west college dropout. I hope he is doing aite spiritually...

    someone lived this

    @CVakaConsciousVibes You haven't listened to him since his first album?

    Tamara Grant

    Didn’t even know that was a song😂

    Error Report

    CVakaConsciousVibes same.

  61. Camar Dunkley

    never old!! classic!!!

  62. Jamelody Thomas

    Song never gets old

    CVakaConsciousVibes

    MEMORIES DONT LIVE LIKE PEOPLE DO!!!!!!!!!!!! #ETERNALFACT

    Kanji Lee

    Feels like 1993 all over again!

  63. Charlie Wingate

    Send it up - Kanye

    danzig159

    Fuck Kanye.

    Anders Grønkjær

    Fuck you, greatest artist of all damn time.

  64. Kim-moy Smalls

    Still listen in 2016

  65. Bram Ns

    beenine man is the best

  66. raiysha turner

    love the song 😙

  67. LilNaruto9tails

    Terror Fabulous has a song that sounds like this! "Terror Fabulous- Introduce your Friend"

  68. Wildcard Hoss

    Classic!  Hearing this takes me back to HS & College parties!  :)

    Scotian Slim

    1993 sreez right here mi lawd...wicked chune brethren🔥🔥🔥💯💯💯🎶🎶🎶

  69. Tony jones

    Can't figure why people trying to give Kanye credit for this he sampled from this old Skool right here yes yes

    Jerry Solis

    @Tony jones bahaha never mention kayne with this jam again, he def went p diddy on it

    charlie renegade

    @Jerry Solis werd

    ChadSesh

    its obvious he sampled it from this song... Kanye is well known for sampling lots of pieces into his songs, no one actually thought that he was the original writer for this song lmao.

    BEG Entertainment

    Yes, he did! This song is a Beenie Man remake from the original "Memories Don't Leave Like People Do", written and released by JOHNNY BRISTOL many years ago. Bristol was the writer, and publisher original song. This is one of my favorites from my Dad's catalog! So pleased that many of you are enjoying it carry on! Google the original, it's awesome. I like Bernie Mans remake. Kanye used my Dad's lyrics in his song.

  70. Rickroller321

    Send it up brought me here

  71. russellsanchezp

    Yes! Beenie Man when Dancehall was DancehalL!

  72. d_pfw

    Yeezus brought me here

    RustySacks

    ME TOO!

    Error Report

    d_pfw 😰🤭

  73. Jessette Phillips

    that beat tho

  74. C Ber

    Lmao been looking for this forever

    CVakaConsciousVibes

    me too subconsciously for yearsssssss, but today I just typed in "memories don't live like people do" and #POOF!!! #LikeMagic #WhenYouTubeIsYourAngel :)

    Charlotte Wing

    He made this song for me real life living it

  75. jeffhype1

    Check out this video on YouTube:

  76. NewDuppyConqueror

    no man, the song I mentioned is even older but very unknown, that's why I wonder which is the original.

    BEG Entertainment

    This song is a Beenie Man remake from the original "Memories Don't Leave Like People Do", written and released by JOHNNY BRISTOL many years ago. Bristol was the writer, and publisher original song. This is one of my favorites from my Dad's catalog! So pleased that many of you are enjoying it carry on! Google the original, it's awesome. I like Bernie Mans remake. Kanye used my Dad's lyrics in his song.

  77. AceRahim

    it was mos def aka yasiin bey on travellin man

  78. Rakhee Parmar

    its sampled in send it up on yeezus album

  79. NewDuppyConqueror

    "Memories don't live like people do" - who said that first? Cause I remember an earlier Mighty General song with this quotation.

    BEG Entertainment

    This song is a Beenie Man remake from the original "Memories Don't Leave Like People Do", written and released by JOHNNY BRISTOL many years ago. Bristol was the writer, and publisher original song. This is one of my favorites from my Dad's catalog! So pleased that many of you are enjoying it carry on! Google the original, it's awesome. I like Bernie Mans remake. Kanye used my Dad's lyrics in his song.

  80. bubblegumsugga

    Whats all this about yeezus? I'm lost.... :-/

    PRO ReFRaME

    bubblegumsugga Kanye sampled this song one the yeezus album

  81. uk jay

    is this actually on a beenie man album?

  82. Kimmica20

    This classic tune brought me here. Memories!

  83. TrinidadTopDan JopMiSeh

    Maaaaaaaaaaaaadd.

  84. Akshay D

    Send it up!

  85. D4sxysrb

    real nigga shit

  86. murphy

    who else has done this song? i hear its a fundemental reggae classic.

  87. charlie n

    ayy, mos def also sung this hook in travellin man

  88. fgc chode

    YEEZUSSSSSS

  89. BB6 Eric

    WHO'S GONNA SEND THIS COMMENT TO THE TOP?

  90. Mark Yang

    this is real dope~ ty Yeezy

  91. cteixeirax

    Yeezy brought you well, Yeezy brought you well.

  92. Michael Norman

    I know this song because i come from a Jamaican background.

    How would i be a hipster for knowing a Jamaican song?
    And also, cookies don't spoil, they get stale.

  93. MockCharge

    Does it really matter? Surely the only thing that matters is that you're here now...

  94. XLNC

    Good job, you're old or a hipster, go claim your cookie before it spoils.

  95. Youaintgottoliecraig

    actually travelin' man and johnny bristol brought me here.....

  96. Michael Norman

    This is a classic and all of you know this only because of Yeezus.. smh.