What is this reggae song?
November 10, 2009 7:25 PM   Subscribe

ReggaeFilter: What is this reggae song I heard on the radio?

All I remember are the lines "For everything that I do/I give my praise to the emperor/For everything that I do/I give my praise to the king" or some permutation thereof.

posted by griphus to Media & Arts (6 answers total)
These lyrics do not match the ones you remember but it made me think of this song by Matisyahu.
posted by jessamyn at 7:28 PM on November 10, 2009

My iTunes database shows I have 92 reggae songs with "praise" in the title - it's a common themse, giving thanks and praise! I don't have time to listen to all the ones it could be, but if you can narrow down its rough date of release or any other details, that might help me find it.
posted by Dee Xtrovert at 7:41 PM on November 10, 2009

Response by poster: Dee- The best I can do to narrowing it down is that it was on an NYC radio station at roughly 1 AM on October 17th. Not particularly useful, I know.
posted by griphus at 7:50 PM on November 10, 2009

If you know the radio station, call them. They keep logs.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 8:11 PM on November 10, 2009

There's a reggae song by Sherwin Gardner called "To the King" that sort of sounds like your line. The hook repeats the words/phrases "everything," "give," and "to the king" a whole lot, but not quite in your configuration.

Here's a youtube vid.

Warning - it's way christian reggae.
posted by ericc at 11:48 PM on November 10, 2009

It sounds like Rocker-T. The themes of *King* and *Emporor* are common. Have a listen at his songs that archive.org has for free. See if this doesn't ring da bell.
posted by watercarrier at 2:46 AM on November 11, 2009

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