It’s been interested watching, reading and listening to all the negative feedback from persons who seeking to soil the performance of Jamaica’s Olympic Team in Beijing, especially the magnificent performance of Usain Bolt. I acknowledge that some of these comments are being played upon and made into more than they are for example the comments of former Trinidadian sprinter Ato Bolden, but when the IOC Chairman Jacques Rogge is going to release a statement criticizing Bolt’s celebrations and when I read so many comments on websites alleging drug use and conspiracies (even Voodoo!) it gets me mad. But I have found a way to soothe my anger through the music of the greatest entertainer that ever lived and global reggae icon Bob Marley whose “Bad Card” song lyrics is perfect for the situation our Olympians are now facing. I have been hearing it all over the place since our gold rush began and I thought I’d share it with you and explain the lyrics a little (with my additions ^_^) to those who wouldn’t understand clearly.
Lyrics for first 2 verses
Bob Marley – Bad Card
You a-go tired fe see me face;
Cant get me out of the race.
Oh, man, you said Im in your place
And then you draw bad cyard –
A-make you draw bad cyard,
And then you draw bad cyard.
Propaganda spreading over my name;
Say you wanna bring another life to shame.
Oh, man, you just a-playing a game
And then you draw bad cyard (draw bad cyard);
A-make you draw bad cyard (draw bad cyard);
A-make you draw bad cyard.
Jamaica is going to get so big/famous/well known in Athletics there is going to be nowhere you can go without seeing our faces while hearing of our achievements and there is nothing you will be able to do to stop our rise. You are angry because we have taken your place at the top so you will try anything to stop our rise which result in failure. You try to spread propaganda and slander our name, trying to stop our rise and fame but the dirty games you will never succeed but you will continue to fail.