Busy Signal – What If Lyrics

(Verse 1)
What if when mi seh step out
Mi did a step back
What if mi never smoke weed
And a smoke crack
What if mi never master mi graph
Business lock
Wonder how dem gyal yah would a react
What if mi did a bleach fi turn brown caw mi black
What if mi tattoo mi eye, mi face, mi neck, hand and back
What if mi wi the type a person fi murder mi friend
Because him barrow mi strap and nuh bring it back

What if mi did a grab purse and a broke shop
Police pull mi over and mi vehicle full a strap
Big shoot out yo hear seh turf skull crack
Simple mean a wouldn’t me this pon the microphone a chat
What if wi never have selectors and distract
Yo probably would a never hear this track
What if when mi seh watch out fi this
Yo never watch out fi that
Mi get the blessing from the father up a top

(Chorus)
You never know
What if your best friend turn your foe
What if tomorrow morning Jamaica start si snow
What if that’s how the story go
You never know

(Verse 2)
What if wa day dem never sell mi out to the cops
What if mi never get six months and come back
What if the thing set the next way
And the bwoy weh dis Konshens dead the next day
What if mi stop DJ and talk bout mi war app
What if mi follow some a dem fool yah chat crap
What if tomorrow Ishawna find out seh her career it a go flop
And then a Foota Hype shi haffi link back
What if jamaica never owed the IMF tax
What if the whole place crime free
And the violence stop
What if JPS bill dem stop kill wi wid shock
And everybody get a raiser pay top up dem likkle cash
What if tomorrow morning everybody stop smoke and drink
Nuh club, nuh party, nuh fun what you think
God a come, God a come fast as you wink
Dutty heart and wicked a go sink

(Repeat Chorus)

 
 
 

3 Comments

  1. Duante Amorculo

    “In his new single called “What If”, Busy Signal is holding no punches
    as he takes lyrical swings at Vybz Kartel, Alkaline, Ishawna and other
    top entertainers. The song is on a remake of the 80s “Gun inna Baggy”
    riddim. In the song, Busy ask “What if?” throughout and each time he
    asks, reggae fans will know exactly who and what he is talking about or
    maybe they will. Some wont, most will.

    “What if mi never smoke weed an’ a smoke crack?”

    This is probably one of the only questions that reggae fans wont be
    too sure who Busy Signal is talking about. They will soon though. An
    artists manager who has and had quite a few prominent artists under his
    management has recently blogged about the difficulties of dealing with a
    crackhead artist. Many will be surprise at who some fans are saying
    they believe the artist is. Stay tuned to 18 Karat Reggae for more on
    this one.

    “What if mi did a bleach fi turn brown because mi Black… What if mi tattoo mi eyes, mi face, neck, hand and back”

    No secret there that he is referring to Alkaline, Gage, Vybz Kartel and a few others.

    “What if mi was the type of person to murder mi friend because him borrow mi strap and nuh bring it back”

    Obviously this one is aimed at the world boss or jail boss as his
    haters now call him. Vybz Kartel is in prison serving a life sentence
    for the murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams over a gun that was not
    returned to Kartel.

    “What if things set the next way, And the boy wha dis Konshens dead the next day.”

    Here Busy Signal is referring to the incident where a young producer
    went up side the head of Konshens with a bottle landing the “Gal a
    Bubble” DJ in the hospital.

    “What if Tomorrow Ishawna find out her career a guh flop, And then a Foota Hype shi affi link back.”

    Oops! Noting needs to be said on this one. CONNECT!”

  2. Duante Amorculo

    What if mi never master mi graph – craft not graph

    What if wi never have selectors and distract – disc jock not distract

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    What if mi did a bleach fi turn brown caw mi black – kartel, alkaline, gage etc. diss
    What if mi tattoo mi eye, mi face, mi neck, hand and back – alkaline diss
    What if mi wi the type a person fi murder mi friend, Because him barrow mi strap and nuh bring it back – kartel diss
    What if the thing set the next way, And the bwoy weh dis Konshens dead the next day – konshens diss
    What if tomorrow Ishawna find out seh her career it a go flop, And then a Foota Hype shi haffi link back – ishawna diss

  3. Duante Amorculo

    wicked tune by busy