Labi Siffre - (Something Inside) So Strong Lyrics

The higher you build your barriers
The taller I become
The farther you take my rights away
The faster I will run
You can deny me
You can decide to turn your face away
No matter, cos there's....

Something inside so strong
I know that I can make it
Tho' you're doing me wrong, so wrong
You thought that my pride was gone
Oh no, something inside so strong
Oh oh oh oh oh something inside so strong

The more you refuse to hear my voice
The louder I will sing
You hide behind walls of Jericho
Your lies will come tumbling
Deny my place in time
You squander wealth that's mine
My light will shine so brightly
It will blind you
Cos there's......

Something inside so strong
I know that I can make it
Tho' you're doing me wrong, so wrong
You thought that my pride was gone
Oh no, something inside so strong
Oh oh oh oh oh something inside so strong

Brothers and sisters
When they insist we're just not good enough
When we know better
Just look 'em in the eyes and say
I'm gonna do it anyway [x4]

Something inside so strong
And I know that I can make it
Tho' you're doing me wrong, so wrong
You thought that my pride was gone
Oh no, something inside so strong
Oh oh oh oh oh something inside so strong

Brothers and sisters
When they insist we're just not enough
When we know better
Just look 'em in the eyes and say
I'm gonna do it anyway [x4]

Because there's something inside so strong
And I know that I can make it
Tho' you're doing me, so wrong
Oh no, something inside so strong
Oh oh oh oh oh something inside so strong

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Labi Siffre (Something Inside) So Strong Comments
  1. Claire Ryan

    Amazing x

  2. Wendy LovingMyLife

    Let love rule the world and it will be heaven on earth! 💖🌍 Sending peace, love and positive vibes to all the beautiful souls living on earth. Together we can make a difference, we are all one, with something inside us so strong! 😍

  3. MB Guttersnipe

    One of the most underrated singers ever

  4. Christina Holmes

    Wonderful song!!!

  5. Van Der Kellen Loureiro

  6. James Bond

    This is one of my favorite songs and I always listen to it when I need a bit of inspiration.

  7. Colin Shaw

    Mobiles are really so helpful the songs that poeple can put into their mobile when they used to listen to in the past they can listen to it again when they put it into there mobile Recently I lost my mother ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ so the songs I like and the songs my mother liked are now on my mobile so I can listen to my music and the music mother also liked When I listen to mothers music it makes you think mother is always there with you still.

  8. Yumi Sunday

    This song makes me cry! Beautiful words. So strong. Ever more relevant.

  9. Eda Scarsbrook

    Something inside so strong #2020

    Patrick Clayton

    Oswaldtwistle is strong. King Oswald was martyerd by King penda of Mercia 642 AD. Being downtrodden ever since

  10. Eunice Rambuda

    South Africa 🇿🇦🇿🇦🇿🇦🇿🇦🇿🇦

  11. Mrs Gailberger

    2020...woke up and this was on my mind

  12. Wilfred Gibson

    This song will live beyond time itself

  13. Amber Shelly

    Trump supporters please watch this

  14. Jay Mac

    Who here because of Netflix show. "In the Dark"?

  15. Peter Green

    A mighty song. An anthem of its time. Magnificent

  16. great gowan

    2020 listening with u

  17. Darren Horne

    2020 - I did a wellbeing day at work, and joined a singing class. It was this song. Amazing. Great way to start the year.

  18. Joanne Louise Tidyman

    Strength 💪💪💪, great song🤗

  19. Eimhear Mc Barron

    2020 anyone ?? What a voice

  20. Brandon Wilson

    2020, anyone? 🙌🏻

  21. Seán Mac Uaitéir

    brilliant. Would also recommend the Terry O'Neill version

  22. Alex Cochrane

    Message to Westminster from the people of Scotland......You are tyrants who continue to abuse and steal from our country. You refuse to respect or listen to our voice and our people...… day you will choke on the words of this song. Alba Gu Bra'ith.

    Patrick Clayton

    Whatch Gordon Browns downfall ,hitler rants . Put on your ginger wig ,get 16 cans of tennants super ,sit on a park bench in london shout incomprehensible bollocks at passing strangers while pissing your pants, thats Scottish independance, Great song Have you tried passing a scottish 20 over a bar in England? Imagine trying to pass a Billion pound Scottish pound bond over>No sorry we dont take those there hard to pass on the banks dont like them

  23. Craig Kelly

    Powerfull this Song is perfect it is no words...

  24. Kgalalelo Jonas

    No need to comment the year, this song is timeless🙌

  25. Annie B

    This will never lose it's potency..... Amazing - Stay Strong !!!

  26. steve brindle

    great work Labi, a classic will always remain a classic!

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  28. Emma Pedro

    Beautiful song....chose it to be played for a beauty's funeral -always instantly connects me to her -power of music!

  29. eliserio

    Gives me goosebumps this song

  30. Adrienne Woolfolk

    Thank you Labi Siffre! Beautiful song!! Vanessa Bell Calloway and Kenny Rogers did a great job with your masterpiece!💓

  31. Con-scious-ness

    Such a powerful, strong emotive singer. Perfect.

  32. Adrienne Viney

    Always loved this deep and meaningful Song, Labi Siffri.. Thanks for sharing.. Classic 🌹

  33. Jeanette Barr

    Love it xxxx

  34. T I

    What a song, what a man!

  35. Rwth Hunt

    Tingle factor. It hasn't dated at all

  36. Alliemu Jalloh

    Look me in the eyes, we gonna do it anyway.

  37. Kennedy HoustonFilms

    Just found out he was half Nigerian.

    He had a golden voice

  38. Mojalefa Maseloane

    This song is a political,social song,love song,motivational song,it's a song song.

  39. Kathy Bramley

    It is just such a raw lyric and melody - so powerful.

  40. gbwildlife uk

    Anyone 2020?

  41. Michael Hogg

    Here after seeing barry from eastenders sing it, great song

  42. belsezar1

    This song gives power to all being kept down. Those that endure are the most powerfull.

  43. 🐸🙏 thank you 👍

  44. comey2610

    I feel like drawn to certain music that corrolates with my life. This song has been stuck with me for the last couple of days. Guess I needed to hear this.

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  46. Colin Braddock

    606 people have no soul.

  47. Angry Glaswegian.

    Lula livre.

  48. Grant Hallam

    Just Fabulous!

  49. david james

    From the heart

  50. Rateesh Trivedi

    I started crying i have been listning it

  51. John Woodgate


  52. Steve The Man

    Over 30 years old and still as relevant today as the day it was written. Timeless classic.

  53. Rob Ashton

    Special tune. Just listen to the words. Wish I had the talent to write something half as good as this.

  54. Joeri van Bemmelen

    Wat a wonderful, world

  55. Stu D

    Please please please reply if you're listening in 2019. Communications are down and the air is thick with poison. The government won. Please confirm there are people listening. Please like...

  56. TheFatman2436

    I would like to see any modern day singer try this, singing totally live

  57. Lynda McArdle

    Some years ago I attended a high school "end of year celebration concert".
    This song was sung by an amalgamation of (English) Year 10-13 students and teaching staff.....and like many people have a tendency to simply sent shivers up the back of my reply necessary.

  58. Phil McChrystal


  59. Tazz Houghton

    Beautiful, when you get shit in life play this , it cures must things , look im in the eyes and say , I'm going to do it any way , STAY STRONG 🎈

  60. K KU

    did make me laugh ... camera pans back thousands of white people clapping for a song they were the cause of haha irooooonyyyyyy

  61. paul B

    Ficking brilliant

  62. Patrick McAuley


  63. Dogones

    Q música linda, uma das + lindas de todas

  64. Angella phiri

    Something Inside So Strong❤️💪

  65. Amanda Maria Queen G


    Jamey Leanne Cooper

    Amanda Maria Queen G ❤️❤️❤️

  66. Kajal Dewan

    the funny part was when he was screaming funny

  67. Matthew Treacher

    A song that truely speaks of the human spirit and an anthem against any kind of prejudice. Sadly its as relevant now as when it was released.

  68. Rantsha Kholo

    wow................... the song and half

  69. Nelson Santiesteban

    Amazingly beautiful and powerful.

  70. dennytango

    i use to play this song every time my ex wife would pull me down and it gave me the strengh to get up again

  71. Jamey Leanne Cooper

    He’s making some weird facial expressions

  72. Amanda Vermaat

    Straight to the heart beautiful song

  73. Tlotlego Mokalake

    September 2019.😍😍

  74. Sarah Deakin

    The most amazing voice love this

  75. Kelvo Oketch

    2019 and still listening to this song 12 years down the line and this song still make me move on when I feel down

    leena Rose


  76. jnerida75

    End inequality, bias, prejudice and racism.

  77. simon hinchliffe

    Love the underdog and this song inspires me

  78. Chi Mom


  79. Yolanda Johnson

    Very nice song

  80. Stan Taylor

    Great song written by a great artist

  81. Batman

    Going out to all those in Hong Kong, opposing their dictatorial government.

  82. Emma Berry

    This song needs a revival, black peoples we need to singing this loud so all can hear!

  83. Nasi agent-47

    i feel blessed

  84. MegaDiva1999

    I don't think the world has given Mr Siffre enough credit for this song.I am comforted that he is hopefully living of the royalties from the many cover versions. Such an emotional and strongly political message against colonial apartheid at a time when we desperately needed this sort of solidarity. Thanks Mr Siffre for playing an important part when it counted.

  85. Damien Howell

    2019 still problems egged on my a corrupt president trump and afew others around the globe who have his nasty view who follow in such wickedness smh i cant wait till the world uniteda against such hate, such a powerful tune showed to me by my brother r.i.p omar ohmad:( ♡1love always x

  86. Sijabuliso Ndhlovu

    This song has a very deep and rich message. Cant get enough of it!!!

  87. Amsterdamaged

    “We know too well that our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians.” ― Nelson Mandela

    Free Palestine from Zionist Apartheid.

  88. Tracy Gibson

    My good friend Betty Gains { Smith} LOVed this song and it still stands as a anthem for the magnificent work She did to bring about world peace, justice, freedom and decency for us all. Betty was a Proud Lesbian and the Mother of two sons. A great friend and a woman who loves humanity eve though She is with GOD. Almighty GOD, Tracy Gibson

  89. Sonasty

    Tommy robbinson this was made for you xxx❤💙👍

  90. james eden

    Someone posted this in Donald Trumps twitter feed. He won’t read it, but it’s not for him. It’s for us.

  91. Neil Cartwright

    Greetings hope you are all well regards smidnightcaller

  92. Cash Cows Online

    Need to hear this in 2019

  93. gail mohamid

    Anyone Listening in 2019??

    Antoinette Williams

    Oh yes! Oh Yes!

    sthembiso Motaung

    I simply love it

  94. Art Art

    On my down days, I listen to this song over and over, it gives me the strength I need to get through my weakest days! Ive never known a song to speak to me, to reach out to me and stir strength and emotions like this song! Thank you Labi Siffe, you gave us strength when there was only weakness, light when there was only darkness and for that I thank you!....... Because theres something inside so strong!💓💕❤

    Angella phiri

    Well said Art Art

  95. Jodie

    Cos theres something inside so strong depression ptsd. I know that i can make it ;)

  96. Peter Green

    What a key change at 3_15

  97. Peter Green

    That little smile at 1-35 Choice. Good man 😀

  98. Peter Green

    555 out there in need of a soul and conscience