Buju Banton - Deportees (Things Change) Lyrics




Yes, well, tek dis from Gargamel
Uddawise known as Buju
Anytime yuh go foreign
Neva yuh dare t'row stone behind you
'Ca wicked t'ings will tek yuh
Watch mi nuh! Yuh hear!

T'ings change, now unno see sey life hard
Why yuh neva sen' no money come a yard
Yuh wretch you, yuh spen' di whole a it abroad
Squander yuh money now yuh livin' like dog

Boy get deport come dung inna one pants
Bruk an' have no money
But mi nuh response
No abiding city, wan pressure fi mi ranch
An' when 'I'm dey a foreign 'I'm did important
But 'I'm neva did a look back, neva did a glance
Neva know 'I'm would a tumble ova like an avalanche
Mama dung inna di hole, an' 'I'm don't buy her a lamp
Not a line, not a letter, nor a fifty cent stamp
Him father want a shoes an' cannot go to remi-ttance
When mi hear di bwoy get dep, yuh know mi vibes cramp
Send 'I'm back
Uncle Sam, cause 'I'm deh dey an' a ramp
An nuff yout' out 'ya wan drop inna di camp

One drop inna di snow from about seventy-nine
Neva get di chance cause it wasn't my time
An' mi hear yuh dey a foreign an' commit di most crime
An' mek a bag a money when mi couldn't mek a dime
(Re) memba one time gon how yuh used to brag
Benz an' Lexus a wey yuh did have
Clarks and Bally whey yuh got in a bag
Clothes wey yuh no wear still have on nametag
Now yuh crash up, now yuh mash up, yuh neva did a plan
Yuh neva bid a check fi lay a foundation, mi holla

Back together again, mi baby fren'
Dust off yuh clothes, an' start from scratch again
Back together again, mi baby fren'
Dust off yuh clothes, an' start, nuh true

Caught up in di world of di rich and di famous
Golden livity it haffe luxurious
Have all di girls in di world in a surplus
Massage yuh shoulder, bump some a bust
Request yuh coffee an' she pour it from a thermos
Cool an' kick back an' just a watch delirious
Now yuh sorry, yuh neva (re) memba
Di almighty one in yuh days of splendor





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Buju Banton Deportees (Things Change) Comments
  1. Devin Guillard

    Twin of twins send me here from d stir it up.

  2. Roxyrokyou Miccheck

    Rewind
    2020

  3. volce wagen

    That man have some crusty toes

  4. volce wagen

    Here after Windrush 😐

  5. Mustapha Sanneh

    Stell feeling the vybs

  6. Linford Wolliston

    Who still listening to this in 2019 real medz🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲💯

    volce wagen

    Especially after Windrush

    Matthew B

    song is a timeless classic will always be valid

    Qúeen B

    Me right now 💃🏽🔊💃🏽💃🏽🤸🏽‍♀️🤸🏽‍♀️🤸🏽‍♀️🤸🏽‍♀️

  7. Bismark Allotey

    Still listening and loving this tune in 2019. The lyrics makes it timeless. 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  8. Neil Letford

    Big up real jamaican ppl who don't burn there bridges

  9. BEING YUNG

    Facts ✔

  10. celestial vibrationz

    Classic sounds rite here but look how Gargamel young an everyting eh man.🔥💯🇯🇲

  11. Frederiksted St. Croix

    KARMA to all immigrants that criticizes certain deportees.

  12. ANDRE JOHNSON

    Very informative song.

  13. Borderline Hopper

    Yes, well, tek dis from Gargamel,
    uddawise known as Buju
    Anytime yuh go foreign neva yuh ?
    (Don't trust t'ings behind yuh)?
    'Ca wicked t'ings will tek yuh
    Watch mi nuh!
    T'ings change, now unno see sey life hard
    Yuh neva used to spen' no money come a yard
    Yuh wretch you, yuh spen' di whole a it abroad
    Squander yuh money now yuh livin' like dog
    Boy get deport come dung inna one pants
    Bruk an' have no money
    but mi nuh response
    No abiding city, wan pressure fi mi ranch
    An' when 'I'm dey a foreign 'I'm did important
    But 'I'm neva did a look back, neva did a glance
    Neva know 'I'm would a tumble ova like an avalanche
    Mama dung inna di hole, an' 'I'm don't buy her a lamp
    Not a line, not a letter, nor a fifty cent stamp
    Him father want a shoes an' cannot go to
    When mi hear di bwoy get, yuh know mi
    Send 'I'm back
    Uncle Sam, cause 'I'm deh dey an' a wrong
    One drop inna di snow from about seventy-nine
    Neva get di chance cause it wasn't my time
    An' mi hear yuh dey a foreign an' commit di most crime
    An' mek a bag a money when mi couldn't mek a dime
    (re)memba one time gon how yuh used to brag
    Benz an' Lexus a wey yuh did have
    Clarks and Bally whey yuh got in a bag
    Clothes a yuh no wear still have on nametag
    Now yuh crash up, now yuh mash up, yuh neva did a plan
    Yuh neva bid a check fi lay a foundation, mi holla
    Back together again, mi baby fren'
    Dust off yuh clothes, an' start from scratch again
    Back together again, mi baby fren'
    Dust off yuh clothes, an' start, nuh true
    Caught up in di world of di rich and di famous
    Golden livity it haffe luxurious
    Have all di girls in di world in a surplus
    Massage yuh shoulder, bump some a bust
    Request yuh coffee an' she pour it from a thermos
    Cool an' kick back an' just a watch delirious
    Now yuh sorry, yuh neva (re)memba
    Di almighty one in yuh days of splendor

  14. Rachael Jones

    Hmmmm....LIFE is really a CYCLE...... Little did my bro...Buju ever had an idea that this song he sang would one day come to pass in his journey of life......fuh REAL one has to watch LIFE as it approaches carefully.........

    Rachael Jones

    He scored HIGH ..... immediately after his release.......he was on tour and still is......BIG UP Gargamel Everytime!!!!!!! LOVE him Baddddddd....

  15. zigzag Thomas

    2019 buju banton...

  16. Rebekkah Morris

    I notice he never sang this song at the concert... prolly uncomfortable to do so. The concert was EPIC nontheless.

  17. Kenisha Grant

    2019 yessssssss

  18. I am milan

    The very 1st song I ever heard from him. 😊😊😊

  19. Jay Cole

    2019 Anyone??

  20. Donna Meikle

    Buju show got me here Epic. Still listening 2019!! Gargamel in his prime and now back ina the plc voice 💪. Welcome home Buju B 😚😚👑 Request u coffee whey she pouring from the thermos🎧🎵🎶🎼🎤🎺🎻

  21. Heavy Weight

    Some family a yaad only know how fi tear yuh dung, send every dollar and it squanda just the same

  22. heat cliff

    Deport dem ras

  23. Nikel White

    What’s so ironic he ends up getting deported 🤷🏿‍♂️😂😂😂

  24. Stephanie Burns Florida

    2019....AIR JAMAICA PLANE ✈ miss all dat 😤😤😤

  25. TobbeStorm

    To all a unno weh deh ya foreign and a ramp: Fyah bun!!!

  26. Alison small

    Everybody makes mistakes I still love him do ya thing buju

  27. M.P E.S

    2019 CR

  28. bing kurger

    Jamaican 'Pac

  29. Honey Mama

    Who's watching 31st December 2018. Try words Buju. WELCOME HOME!!!!! :)

  30. HRB To dis DAAAY

    Fresh home

  31. Gringo Heineken

    love buju great reggae artist since 19 how long Gargamel free now i man happy

  32. Racquel Chambers

    So true

  33. 100% love

    Always number one 1⃣

  34. Neisha Neatbody

    Buju banton returns

  35. Small flame

    Word sound power

  36. Selecta Maestro

    Still here in 2018

  37. Osei-Owusu Oscar

    Yes, well, tek dis from Gargamel,
    uddawise known as Buju
    Anytime yuh go foreign neva yuh ?
    (Don't trust t'ings behind yuh)?
    'Ca wicked t'ings will tek yuh
    Watch mi nuh!
    T'ings change, now unno see sey life hard
    Yuh neva used to spen' no money come a yard
    Yuh wretch you, yuh spen' di whole a it abroad
    Squander yuh money now yuh livin' like dog
    Boy get deport come dung inna one pants
    Bruk an' have no money
    but mi nuh response
    No abiding city, wan pressure fi mi ranch
    An' when 'I'm dey a foreign 'I'm did important
    But 'I'm neva did a look back, neva did a glance
    Neva know 'I'm would a tumble ova like an avalanche
    Mama dung inna di hole, an' 'I'm don't buy her a lamp
    Not a line, not a letter, nor a fifty cent stamp
    Him father want a shoes an' cannot go to
    When mi hear di bwoy get, yuh know mi
    Send 'I'm back
    Uncle Sam, cause 'I'm deh dey an' a wrong
    One drop inna di snow from about seventy-nine
    Neva get di chance cause it wasn't my time
    An' mi hear yuh dey a foreign an' commit di most crime
    An' mek a bag a money when mi couldn't mek a dime
    (re)memba one time gon how yuh used to brag
    Benz an' Lexus a wey yuh did have
    Clarks and Bally whey yuh got in a bag
    Clothes a yuh no wear still have on nametag
    Now yuh crash up, now yuh mash up, yuh neva did a plan
    Yuh neva bid a check fi lay a foundation, mi holla
    Back together again, mi baby fren'
    Dust off yuh clothes, an' start from scratch again
    Back together again, mi baby fren'
    Dust off yuh clothes, an' start, nuh true
    Caught up in di world of di rich and di famous
    Golden livity it haffe luxurious
    Have all di girls in di world in a surplus
    Massage yuh shoulder, bump some a bust
    Request yuh coffee an' she pour it from a thermos
    Cool an' kick back an' just a watch delirious
    Now yuh sorry, yuh neva (re)memba
    Di almighty one in yuh days of splendor

  38. One Man

    2019 still going hard

  39. Wesley Kaluba

    One of the very early tracks which got me hooked to Gargamel. Buju talent is from above. God given

    greetings from Zambia

  40. carapo66

    He's now a deportee, also. The irony!

    Kemone McBean

    carapo66 at least he was smart with his money. He does not need to come to America

    carapo66

    @Kemone McBean well he just spent seven years there as a guest of the Federal government, he won't be back there soon.

  41. RasJamaal curry

    Serious parallel dread jah know. One love Buju

  42. Mrs Chelle G

    Gargamel is Home🙌🙏

  43. sam hupenyu

    This Tune Is A Prophecy Of Some Kind Both The Video & Lyrics....Welcome Back Don...

  44. andrew mandengu

    Buju deported to Jamaica

  45. Jai King

    Not trying to clown buju but this song is all i could think about seeing him boarding the plane,will he enjoy this song the same when its played at a party he is at ?

  46. UK Business

    Big man on road again .its good for jamacia at last good news 👊

  47. rene cyrus

    Deportees (Things Change)

    Buju Banton

    Yes, well, tek dis from Gargamel,
    uddawise known as Buju
    Anytime yuh go foreign neva yuh ?
    (Don't trust t'ings behind yuh)?
    'Ca wicked t'ings will tek yuh
    Watch mi nuh!

    T'ings change, now unno see sey life hard
    Yuh neva used to spen' no money come a yard
    Yuh wretch you, yuh spen' di whole a it abroad
    Squander yuh money now yuh livin' like dog

    Boy get deport come dung inna one pants
    Bruk an' have no money
    but mi nuh response
    No abiding city, wan pressure fi mi ranch
    An' when 'I'm dey a foreign 'I'm did important
    But 'I'm neva did a look back, neva did a glance
    Neva know 'I'm would a tumble ova like an avalanche
    Mama dung inna di hole, an' 'I'm don't buy her a lamp
    Not a line, not a letter, nor a fifty cent stamp
    Him father want a shoes an' cannot go to
    When mi hear di bwoy get, yuh know mi
    Send 'I'm back
    Uncle Sam, cause 'I'm deh dey an' a wrong

    One drop inna di snow from about seventy-nine
    Neva get di chance cause it wasn't my time
    An' mi hear yuh dey a foreign an' commit di most crime
    An' mek a bag a money when mi couldn't mek a dime
    (re)memba one time gon how yuh used to brag
    Benz an' Lexus a wey yuh did have
    Clarks and Bally whey yuh got in a bag
    Clothes a yuh no wear still have on nametag
    Now yuh crash up, now yuh mash up, yuh neva did a plan
    Yuh neva bid a check fi lay a foundation, mi holla

    Back together again, mi baby fren'
    Dust off yuh clothes, an' start from scratch again
    Back together again, mi baby fren'
    Dust off yuh clothes, an' start, nuh true

    Caught up in di world of di rich and di famous
    Golden livity it haffe luxurious
    Have all di girls in di world in a surplus
    Massage yuh shoulder, bump some a bust
    Request yuh coffee an' she pour it from a thermos
    Cool an' kick back an' just a watch delirious
    Now yuh sorry, yuh neva (re)memba
    Di almighty one in yuh days of splendor

  48. sandra hoyte

    things has change now.....I work bloody hard for my MONEY.....AND MY FAMILY SO HAS MY MOTHER, BROTHER, SISTERS,DON'T SIT THERE WAITING FOR HAND OUT...THAT AIN'T GOING TO WORK....

  49. Wavy Wave

    Jah know song powerful

  50. Joan Gray

    Nuff❤❤❤ freedom at last #Buju
    1❤

  51. Au Di

    Did he forsee he was gonna be a deportee? 😂

    dj ochi

    That dont make no sense. The song is not about being a deportee. It's about coming back with nothing. Plenty of guys are like this. And I'm sure he definately have something to come back to. Come on now...dont be stupid

    Gwelloboy

    Buju was not a US resident so technically he is not a deportee

    Selecta Maestro

    Stupid ass

  52. Deborah Sumrall

    Now he be one ... I still love ❤️ buju!!! Him almost back in him yard!!

    Oshane Patterson

    He is now.

  53. Shelly Peterkin

    Buju is freeeeeeeeeeeee🤗❤️❣️🔥🔥🔥🔥

  54. pat dil

    Buju is a deportee....hehehehe

    Shanice Ramsay

    So what? He's smart he didn't spend all his money abroad. He's not depending on people for help. Him good.

    Rachael Jones

    And u a batty boy!

    Rachael Jones

    And u a Batty boy!!!

  55. jw652002

    Welcome home. BUJU BANTON

    bunny pegues

    I wish it was me living in Jamaica the best food beautiful Island.

  56. Laura Powell

    Buju I never see u with suit case going on the plane

  57. Dorthy Berlin

    Tuneeeèe
    2018 and still listening

  58. Dalas Yosatsofaleng

    Few more hours to be freed, Gagamel..

  59. Amadia W

    Still listening in 2018

  60. DJ SPEED

    Respect to the great Buju Banton and big up to Wayne Wonder for writing this song.

    Joel Martinez

    Wayne wonder wrote this tune

  61. crime minister

    a who?2018

  62. - Krakk3rJack

    I would make this song Zimbabwe's national anthem.

  63. Mr Lex

    Di man look young bad!

    Oshane Patterson

    The year was 1993 so what do you expect?

  64. Tanya Myrie

    This video depicts the real cleaned and pure Jamaica. Buju is very outstanding. His songs are meaningful and realistic! Incomparable!

  65. Tan8ous’ Spot

    Big tune!

  66. Yasmine Camille

    still listening 2018

  67. KEEZQUEEN 4LiFE

    ALL NOW IN 2018 CHOOOOOOOOOOOOON

  68. Kate B

    Aye!! Yuh girl here again. Big big tune!

  69. Percy Miller

    Big Tune

  70. Kirk 'Rude Boy' Adams

    Tell them Buju! Tell them!

  71. rocky joseph

    Free Gagamel

  72. B1NcOo 666

    Buju fi di 🌍🔝🥇🏅🏆

  73. whosdatgirl1

    2018 - big tune x

  74. jahotgal01

    Reminds me of all those summers I spent in Jamaica. ❤❤🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲

  75. ANDRE JOHNSON

    JAMAICA BUJU DEPORTEE

    VIDEO: https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=share&v=aMEOAnrEif0

    ANDRE JOHNSON

    AMERICA: 1-347-623-6025

    JAMAICA: 1-876-570-8502

    EMAIL: [email protected]

    ZBLACKCARD: https:zblackcard.com/d8vy

    MUSIC: https://www.facebook.com/andre.johnson.9822924/posts/1986545384723931

    WEBSITE: www.pilotjar.com

    ADDRESS: 4819 Church Avenue
    Brooklyn
    New York
    11203

    Communication is the key to a good relationship.

  76. zion re

    big up buju

  77. Young Jero

    Things change, now unno see seh life hard
    Yuh neva used to send' no money come a yard
    Yuh wretch you, yuh spend di whole a it abroad
    Squander yuh money now yuh living like dog

  78. SPIRIT DOT

    and buju now you is the deporte who get all boom bye bye in prison..... ass! you wretch you!

    Mario Murdock

    SPIRIT DOT fuck you boom bye bye yu batty man friends dem set him up suk yu mada fish

  79. Mi_island jamaica

    WHY IS THIS OFF YOUTUBE?

    Live

    It’s obviously on YouTube if you’re watching it

  80. MsLovingLife

    I don't care if he tried to sell America, he still my Artist.

    Ras' simba

    Di batty mann ah set him up bad . 8 December Buju soon com ah yard

  81. keisha bless

    24 years and they still didn't learn sad 😪

    Oshane Patterson

    A quarter century now.

  82. Ashai Dengabot

    Free Buju

  83. Jason Pow

    Maad inna 2017

  84. Stacee CoReeN

    He was only a year older than me when this was filmed but the song was a hit and still is. It's sad now he will be a deportee sometimes you have to be careful what you use your tongue to say/sing. But still have genuine love and respect for the man always and forever his music is timeless ❤️❤️

    Peace Love

    Stacee CoReeN wow so true girl. 🤔 think about it. Damn right about that.

    Kayma A

    While I agree that he now legally and foolishly falls under the category of the 'deported' the rest of the song clearly doesn't apply to him. He didn't throw 'rock stone behind him' nor is he broke..facts he will be making more money that he ever made before.

    feiona cole

    He never turned his back on jamaica......leave judgement to god ...

    Shanice Ramsay

    So what? He's smart he didn't spend all his money abroad. He's not depending on people for help. Him good.

    SHADOWNINE79

    @Kayma A Agreed

  85. Melissa Nichols

    Things change Big tune who listening in 2017

    mukwaya benjamin

    fantasy queen 2018

    shelly hoyte

    Shelly in Barbados 2018

  86. Emmanuel Mosoti

    Wisdom beyond his years here.

  87. Jonhoi Kingston

    Why is this video not available??

  88. candy Johnson

    a little reminder 2017

  89. Ashania Jouner

    Song like this made me disappointed in Buju and his action, and the things he now find himself dealing with. He only sing these songs and forgotten to listen to his inner self. Love him still but him let himself down. Hoping he will be home soon.

    tashane stewart

    Him being incarcerated had nothing to do with what they said he did much more than that . Boom bye bye in a batty man head was the main reason

    Kayma A

    Much like 99% of musicians out there..bob..peter. jacob ..the marley boys..etc...for most they all sing one thing and live another..

    Kesuzei Beachie

    Music is a spirit thing .

    TobbeStorm

    Kayma A Explain that please

  90. Capital City Music Man

    Buju got tunes

  91. Teeh H

    Wow Buju look how you gonna be a deportee EXCEPT YOU NAH BRUK...your music gonna work for you and it has other places you can go. America no de no way NOW

    feiona cole

    America is not a bell of roses...i live here and its tough....so what ...its hard being a public figure boiii

  92. MrBEasy24

    I remember this song I was a kid back in Jamaica when the video was filmed. I used to live at that same house, the woman in the video was my caretaker, crazy bitch, I remember coming home from school and seeing all these important looking people and camera gear in the house; she sent my sister and I to the back of the house bitch wouldn't let us talk to Buju; it was kind sad that we couldn't get to be in the video 😢

    Naturalsista411

    No I was just asking.. Which community was it?

    MrBEasy24

    this was by ocean view, can't remember the exact address. she played a member of the family in the video, back when it was filmed it was big ting in the community.

    GDSprodify

    This In St. Andrew ?

    MrBEasy24

    No Kingston 16 by Windward Road

    Naturalsista411

    Ohh really.. So anybody know the man name that got deported

  93. isizulu1

    I miss this Jamaica!

  94. dwight lafayette

    Real big man this big up Buju 🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲