Ashes to ashes, and dust to dust

from Vybz Kartel – Poor People Land Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Phrase from the Anglican burial service, used sometimes to denote total finality. It is based on scriptural texts such as “Dust thou art, and unto dust thou shalt return” (Genesis 3:19), and “I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee” (Ezekiel 28:18).

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