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What does "Babylon de pon me case" mean in patwa?
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Me say tanks.
asked in patwa, reggae, language



Hiheels answers:

The rozzers are after me.


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johncurrandavis answers:

Is it a request at some kind of Bab Marley karaoke?


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blacksmith81 answers:

Big City Life,
Me try fi get by,
(I have to fight/struggle to survive/get by)
Pressure nah ease up no matter how hard me try.
(The pressure never eases no matter how hard I try)
Big City Life,
Here my heart have no base,
(I don't belong here)
And right now Babylon de pon me case.
(And right now, the authorities they're on my case/ they've singled me out)

'Babylon', refers to more than just the Police, but the System of Authority in general and it's agencies, particularly those viewed as oppressive.


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