Jimmy Cliff - The Harder They Come Lyrics




Well, they tell me of a pie up in the sky
Waiting for me when I die
But between the day you're born and when you die
They never seem to hear even your cry

So as sure as the sun will shine
I'm gonna get my share now, what's mine
And then the harder they come
The harder they fall, one and all
Ooh, the harder they come
The harder they fall, one and all

Well, the oppressors are trying to keep me down
Trying to drive me underground
And they think that they have got the battle won
I say forgive them Lord, they know not what they've done

'Cause, as sure as the sun will shine
I'm gonna get my share now, what's mine
And then the harder they come
The harder they fall, one and all
Ooh, the harder they come
Harder they fall, one and all

And I keep on fighting for the things I want
Though I know that when you're dead you can't
But I'd rather be a free man in my grave
Than living as a puppet or a slave

So as sure as the sun will shine
I'm gonna get my share now, what's mine
And then the harder they come
The harder they fall, one and all
Ooh, the harder they come
Harder they fall, one and all
Hey, the harder they come
Harder they fall, one and all
What I say now
What I Say now

What I say now
What I say, one time
The harder they come, the harder they fall, one and all
The harder they come, the harder they fall, one and all





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  1. Blossom Bloom

    Thank you Jimmy...Somerton’s son

  2. young goodman brown

    20th century music master James chambers a.k.a Jimmy Cliff

  3. Maynard G. Krebs

    The REAL King of Reggae.

  4. Lil Dune Buggy

    I heard this on a boat in Miami vice

  5. Craig Kowalsky

    Can you believe he sold this song for $20?

  6. Kevin Monaghan

    So TRUE....💪💪✌️✌️

  7. Maria Vitoria

    Ouvindo em 2019 💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕

    José Raimundo Gomes Gomes

    Adoro jimy cliff. Ouço direto

  8. kurt miller

    This tune(these men are prophetic) thanks be to GOD

  9. Lotty Paria

    Monday no more chances don't make do what I will not like to do

  10. Lotty Paria

    ..my will prove you all monday

  11. Ryan Sims

    PETER TOSH,GREAT MUSICIAN

  12. Dave McFarlane

    Big Tune!!

  13. nikitta devonish

    Love love the this song and the movie so much 😍😍😍😍

  14. Matthew Hopkins

    Why is there only a K after the like count and not an M?

  15. Conor Hempenstall

    1000 gobshites downvoted this legendary tune.

  16. Boost Lexi

    Oh yeah, oh yeah
    Well they tell me of a pie up in the sky
    Waiting for me when I die
    But between the day you're born and when you die
    They never seem to hear even your cry

    So as sure as the sun will shine
    I'm gonna get my share now of what's mine
    And then the harder they come
    The harder they'll fall, one and all
    Ooh the harder they come
    The harder they'll fall, one and all

    Well the oppressors are trying to keep me down
    Trying to drive me underground
    And they think that they have got the battle won
    I say forgive them Lord
    They know not what they've done

    'Cause as sure as the sun will shine
    I'm gonna get my share now of what's mine
    And then the harder they come
    The harder they'll fall, one and all
    Ooh the harder they come
    The harder they'll fall, one and all

    Ooh, yeah, oh yeah, woah yeah ooh

    And I keep on fighting for the things I want
    Though I know that when you're dead you can't
    But I'd rather be a free man in my grave
    Than living as a puppet or a slave

    So as sure as the sun will shine
    I'm gonna get my share right now of what's mine
    And then the harder they come
    The harder they'll fall, one and all
    Ooh the harder they come
    The harder they'll fall, one and all

    Yeah, the harder they come
    The harder they'll fall one and all
    What I say now what I say now, ooh
    What I say now what I say
    One time, the harder they come
    The harder they'll fall
    Wanna know
    Ooh the harder they come
    The harder they'll fall, one and all

  17. Big Guy’s 45’s

    A great, brilliant classic reggae tune. Shame it never ever became a hit single in the U.S. (or maybe even anywhere else, as a sad matter of fact)

  18. bina913

    I'M GONNA GET MY SHARE OF WHAT'S MINE!!!!

  19. Anietie Henry

    November 2019 🙌🏾

  20. jill suarez

    Good music always Jamaica me smile

  21. Coolie Reddz

    This movie is the original tay k race

  22. M- Alive

    Oh great Jimmy Cliff you shall never be forgotten ever and ever

  23. Mark Meade

    Jimmy Cliff, Jamaica’s first superstar 🇯🇲, outstanding artist, deeply relevant lyrics 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

  24. Steve Clarke

    November 2019 mate,,I still watch the film..nuff love everybody..peace..

  25. Dushain Williams

    Unique brother live on

  26. francis cudjoes

    Francis Cudjoes my dear, gone are the days

  27. Alain Jordan

    I MENTIONED THIS BEFORE, I WENT TO A SMALL SHANTY IN TREASURE MOUNTAIN, CALL JAKES, OUTSIDE OF KINGSTON AND SAW THE COVER WORK, ASK WHY, AND PRODUCER WAS JAKE'S FATHER, PERRY HENZELL

  28. Aeterna Preliator

    Okay who was too stoned to put a like after 5.4million views' tut tut' lol 💪🏼💪🏼👍🏼

  29. Rosemarie Watkiss

    🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲

  30. Frank Shaughnessy

    The movie maybe dated, but the music is as alive today. Music with a message.....

  31. arnette morgan

    My man Jimmy

  32. Dawne Johnson

    Thank you, Daddy for making sure I know good music 🎶

  33. Gino Castro y Mendoza

    Today November 2019 5.4 million views - Loved it back in the day as a teenager. Love it more 50 years later. ❤ to all.

  34. Rodrigo Henzell

    my uncle perry was make the movie 45 years ago

  35. Bob Bobby

    October 30 2020

  36. Andrew Spence

    Since I was a little kid this song has always cheered me up

  37. Gerald Frankel

    Timeless, just timeless, thank you

  38. antony galigan

    He he just gotta love it

  39. Laver James

    october 2019

  40. Nicky Duff

    Velvet voice .He draws you in to swing your hips .If you can .

  41. Tony Dynamou

    Awesome track ... never get fed up of it !!!

  42. johnny blaime

    Excellent

  43. just diane

    "I'd rather be a free man in my grave than living as a puppet or a slave"
    Fuck yeah!

  44. Sandra Crooks

    Big up jimmy cliff

  45. lee beeston

    THE FILM IS A CLASSIC.

  46. Zahid Shafi

    one of the best

  47. Miglior Store

    Andategli a parlare di codice civile a Jimmy Cliff. Andategli a parlare di codice penale, di avvisi di garanzia, di detenzione preventiva... Andatelo a parlare di punizioni divine e occhi nel cielo. Fatelo. Anzi scrivetegli una bella raccomandata con ricevuta di ritorno. Vediamo cosa vi risponde.

  48. Stormy Whether

    Willie Nelson sings this also. Love this song.

  49. Pa Benn

    OH ( deity of choice)!!!!!!! this is the ultimate LOVIN IT TILL THE DAY I DIE AND THEN SOME

  50. Randy Pelletier

    Food for the Soul

  51. Angela Hanson

    I am classic

  52. Bill Hubbard

    I well know Jimmy Cliff's political messages. But these might be the most infectious dance rhythms ever recorded. I can barely keep myself still to type this. Gotta boogie!

  53. James Kimsey

    One and all

  54. thierry lenine

    GENIAL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  55. Josep G.

    What a voice!!!!, it's sure Cliff is not the most known reggae singer, but in my opinion is the best, i know a lot of people prefers other more recogniced artists, but fame and quality doesn't always go together.

  56. Charmz Duch

    2019 still listening👏🏽👏🏽

  57. Lis Clayton

    Wonderful song favourite ever

    Terry Byrne

    Stirs my body love all his songs, sad joyous motivating love him Chelsea fan in London xxx god bless Terry

  58. owen mccall

    I too until departure.been hearing this since 70 s

  59. Chloey Morris

    The harder they come the harder they fall. Legend!

  60. Alfred De Souza

    #🌏💡💕👍: RESPECTS&THANKSGIVINGS! A Revered #HolyGrailWithGreatHumulityDignityAndVisionaryMutualRespects:#WhenWeCanAndDoWallkInReveredChallenging10Commandments; What A Glory He Sheds In Our Way! RESPECTS&THANKSGIVINGS @ Revered Acts Of Repentance Humility&Reverence @AboveGoldenGatesForEternalResurrectionsOfSouls!#InHolyContemplation... JesusOnTheCross!#LostAndFound?#LostWithoutYOUMeTooUsGlobal! RESPECTS&THANKSGIVINGS!{.

  61. Alfred De Souza

    #🌏💡🇺🇸🇬🇧👑💕👍: RESPECTS&THANKSGIVINGS! “#MLKRollingBackYearsAtGruesomeHistoricalAndModernSlavery!#W[email protected]ReveredHolyGrail!#AllBornEqualAtInnocenceOfBirths! RESPECTS&THANKSGIVINGS!

  62. Alfred De Souza

    #🌏💡💕👍: RESPECTS&THANKSGIVINGS! What SoEverIsPeacefullyDoneAndAchievedIsDoneInHope!#LetPeaceAndFreedomReign!

  63. Alfred De Souza

    What On Earth Is Really Happening And Why?#JesusOnTheCross!

  64. Alden B

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0yd7km0fx0


    youre welcome :)

  65. Scouse Sean

    The film is pretty good too ! Vietnam is my favourite anti war song; soulful, sincere, tragic and lets us know the truth, War Is Hell.

  66. Nurdin Kühnel

    Brixton and Hackney calling! The anthem of the civil rights and anti-racism movement in the UK.

  67. GoodVibesOfficial

    ♪♫ ♥ ;)

  68. Gerard White

    Greatest reggae singer ever even better than the great Bob Marley

  69. ian walker

    The voice is amazing

  70. Joyce Lindsey

    Great song

    CHE DIAZ

    It certainly is joyce big up mi friend ✊✊

  71. CHE DIAZ

    Mi wud ratha b i free man in mi grave💚 than livin az i puppet or i slave ✌ yuh got dat right elder 1. Maximum hold it down sir .🙏🌏🎵🎵

  72. Joana Gonçalves

    Me!! Always listening this good reggae!!😊

  73. Aichata Keita

    😲😲💪💪💪💪🎼🎼🎶🎶🎶📀📀🎼🎶💃💃💃💃❤❤❤🎵😢😯

  74. Gygf Gyyg

    Joice ead box off soap

  75. Gygf Gyyg

    Come work live in Canada work I oned it all I work out plan to take them down

  76. Richard Portman

    I am not loving this song. Because look what happened.

  77. Gygf Gyyg

    Warry not down hear hell don start locking up one and other

  78. Gygf Gyyg

    U church rats I coming for u all

  79. Gygf Gyyg

    Every right off mine they took eaven my privicy

  80. Gygf Gyyg

    Who made the bird dissaper

  81. Barry Green

    I❤️Jimmy Cliff songs 👍🏾

  82. Joseph Tsaka

    Jimmy Cliff is a big master in the first period of intellect reggae

  83. jaynine

    Can I get 1000 likes for who is the listing to this beautiful song in 2019!!!🔥🔥🔥🔥

  84. Gygf Gyyg

    I no they they will loose wait

  85. Gygf Gyyg

    I no the our I call the time

  86. Gygf Gyyg

    Tj fock off I correct sin

  87. Gygf Gyyg

    I charge u all for muders guilty deth sentince justic

  88. mgibbs5376

    Truth be told...I just found out bout Dr. Jimmy Cliff (June 2019) after a very bad day at work. "The Harder They Come" came on and totally took me away from all the bs at work and mentally put me on the beach with ice cold screwdriver looking out at the ocean. Life is not that bad, think about it.....you're among the living. Be thankful!--------I hope I'm blessed to one day meet Jimmy to let him know what this song means to me :) Thank You Jimmy!!!

    Kym Williams-Ali

    Knew Jimmy from the 60s. Great singer. Saw him in Riverside, CA a long time ago. Check out his other songs. All great. Enjoy!

  89. Gygf Gyyg

    Shoot me I rather take that chance and u all abuse me do on to others as they do un to u

  90. Gygf Gyyg

    Be sorry I am not I will past justic

  91. Gygf Gyyg

    Let see tomarow who stop me I come Clint est wood

  92. Gygf Gyyg

    How long I on tube u all even took my money I live on I had sold my care to suviveand I oned eillions

    MegaTaurus777

    What are you talking about you damn fool!

    CHE DIAZ

    @MegaTaurus777 di man nah no what he talk about i confused wit dis bullshit stay in yuh lane brotha 🍻🍻🍻

  93. Gygf Gyyg

    Trump my statement u all will be held acontible people will die

  94. Gygf Gyyg

    My money by morning or I hang all rigilous bodies involve and heads

  95. Gygf Gyyg

    Find let me have take the law in my hands u die