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Songs Of Freedom

Album Title: Songs of Freedom


Album Year: 1992


Songs Of Freedom

SONGS OF FREEDOM is exhaustive and beautifully packaged. It is loaded with previously unreleased material, songs from the Ska years, the late-60's Lee Perry productions, and all of the highlights of the Island years. There are extended versions of famous singles like "Exodus" and "Jammin'" so that we can hear dub aspects of the music that only Jamaicans and hardcore fans were previously aware of.

Album Tracks

Disc One
01Judge Not
Don't you look at me so smug
And say I'm going bad.
Who are you to judge me
And the life that I live?
I know that I'm not perfect
And that I don't claim to be.
So before you point your fingers,
Be sure your hands are clean.

Judge not
Before you judge yourself.
Judge not
If you're not ready for judgement. Woah oh oh!

The road of life is rocking
And you may stumble too.
So while you talk about me,
someone else is judging you.

(Saxophone solo)

Judge not
Before you judge yourself.
Judge not
If you're not ready for judgement. Woah oh oh!

The road of life is rocky
And you may stumble too.
So while you talk about me
Someone else is judging you,
Someone else is judging you,
Someone else is judging you,
Someone else is judging you,
Someone else is judging you.
(fadeout)
 
02One Cup Of Coffee
One cup of coffee, then I'll go;
Though I just dropped by to let you know
That I'm leaving you tomorrow;
I'll cause you no more sorrow:
One cup of coffee, then I'll go.

I brought the money like the lawyer said to do,
But it won't replace the 'eartache I caused you;
It won't take the place of lovin' you, I know,
So one cup of coffee, then I'll go.
---
/Saxophone solo/
---
Tell the kids I came last night
And kissed them while they slept;
Make my coffee sweet and warm
Just the way you used to lie in my arms.

I brought the money like the lawyer said to do,
But it won't replace the 'eartache I caused you;
It won't take the place of lovin' you, I know,
So one cup of coffee, then I'll go;
One cup of coffee, then I'll go;
One cup of coffee, then I'll go.
/fadeout/
 
03Simmer Down
Simmer down.. you lickin' too hot, so,
Simmer down.. soon you'll get dropped, so,
Simmer down.. can you hear what I say,
Simmer down.. that why won't you, why won't you, why won't you simmer down,
Simmer down..

Long time people dem, used to say,
What sweet nanny goat a go run him belly, so,
Simmer down.. oh control your temper,
Simmer down.. for the battle will be hotter,
Simmer down.. can you hear what I say,
Simmer down.. oh that I'm a leaving you today,
Simmer down..

(..)

Simmer down.. oh you hear what I say,
Simmer down.. a that I'm leaving you today,
Simmer down.. can you hear what I say,
Simmer down..

Chicken Mary, hawk de near and when him de near, you must beware, so,
Simmer down.. oh control your temper,
Simmer down.. for the battle will be hotter,
Simmer down.. and you won't get no supper,
Simmer down.. and you know you bound to suffer,
Simmer down.. simmer, simmer, simmer right down,
Simmer down.. like you never did before,
Simmer down.. oh, oh, oh,
Simmer down.. can you hear what I say,
Simmer down.. you lickin' too hot so,
Simmer down.. and you know soon you'll get dropped, so,
Simmer down.. why won't you simmer, simmer, simmer down,
Simmer down.. simmer down, simmer down,
Simmer down.. simmer, simmer down,
Simmer down.. oh simmer, simmer down,
Simmer down.. like you never did before..
 
04I'm Still Waiting
I'm still waiting, I'm still waiting,
I'm still waiting, I'm still waiting for you,
Why oh why, why oh why?

I said my feet won't keep me up anymore.
Ev'ry little beat my heart beats, girl,
It's at your door.
I just wanna love you
And I'm never gonna hurt you, girl.
So why won't you come out to me now, girl?
Oh, can't you see I'm under your spell?
But, I got to, got to go.

Why, girl, oh why, girl?

Whoa, my gosh the rain is falling,
And I just can't stop calling.
And I just can't tell the raindrops
From my teardrops
Falling down my face.
Look at it,
It isn't really raindrops.

I'm still waiting,
Teardrops falling down my face.
I'm still waiting, I'm still waiting,
I'm still waiting, I'm still waiting,
Yes I will.

I wait in the rain, I wait in the sun.
Please, relieve me from these pains,
Oh pains, just pains.
I love you, yes I do.
But tell me, do you really love me, too.
 
05One Love/People Get Ready 
06Put It On 
07Bus Dem Shut
Life is for man to live (let man live life)
Bread is for man to eat (let man eat bread)
Bread and pyaka, cut down pyaka-ism
Bread and pyaka, cut down pyaka-ism

Everything ya run dung 'pon (x4)

Come, we go reason now
Come-a come-a come-a, we go reason now
(We deh go reason now) (x3)

Where do you stand for happiness
When you no say you no want it
While some a dem (some a dem, some a dem) out deh, eh

I bus dem shut right now
Fi get it
Bread and pyaka, cut down pyaka-ism
Bread and pyaka, cut down pyaka-ism

Woman feels the pain
Man suffer, Lord
Woman feels the pain
Man suffer, Lord

Come-a come-a come-a, we go reason now (x6)
Peeyah, peeyah, pyaka, come (x3)
Come-a come-a come-a, we go reason now (x4)
Bread and pyaka
Sister pyaka
Bread and pyaka
Sister pyaka
Cut down pyaka-ism
Cut down pyaka-ism
 
08Mellow Mood
I'll play your fav'rite song, darlin'.
We can rock it all night long, darlin'.
'Cause I've got love, darlin',
Love, sweet love, darlin'.
Mellow mood has got me,
So let the music rock me.

'Cause I've got love, darlin'.
Love, sweet love, darlin'.
Quiet as the night,
Please turn off your light.

I'll play your fav'rite song, darlin'.
We can rock it all night long, darlin'.

Strike the hammer while iron is hot.
Strike the hammer while iron is hot.
Strike the hammer while iron is hot.
Open up your heart.
Open up your heart.
Let love come running in, darlin',
Love, sweet love, darlin'.
Love, sweet love, darlin'.

Strike the hammer while iron is hot.
Strike the hammer while iron is hot.
Strike the hammer while iron is hot.
Open up your heart.
Open up your heart.
Let love come running in, darlin',
Love, sweet love, darlin'.
Love, sweet love, darlin'.

Mellow mood has got me, darlin'.
Let the music rock me, darlin'.
'Cause I got your love, darlin'.
Love, sweet love, darlin'.

Love, sweet love, darlin'.
(Repeat)
 
09Bend Down Low 
10Hypocrite
Dip for diplomatic;
'Yp for hypocratic;
Dry for dry-land tourist;
Tup for Topper Norris!
See de 'ypocrites, them a-galang deh!
See de 'ypocrites, them a-galang deh!
See de 'ypocrites, them a-galang deh! Man, go!

(..)

Dem cut - cut - cut against 'em one another;
Cut - cut - cut against 'em one another.
Oh, them teach to love one another;
Oh, them teach to love one another. Man, go!

(..)

Dem a rum - come - come wid a gravalicious;
Dem a rum - come - come wid a gravalicious;
Dem a rum-a - come-a - come-a wid a gravalicious;
Dem a rum-a - come - come-a wid a gravalicious.

(..)

See de 'ypocrites, them a-galang deh!
See de 'ypocrites, them a-galang deh!
See de 'ypocrites, them a-galang deh!
See de 'ypocrites, them a-galang deh! Man, go!

(..)

Dip-a (for diplomatic);
A 'yp-a (for hypocratic);
Dry - dry - dry (for dry-land tourist);
A tup-pa - tup-pa - tup-pa (for Topper Norris)!
See de 'ypocrites, them a-galang deh!
See de 'ypocrites, them a-galang deh!
See de 'ypocrites, them a-galang deh! Man, go!
 
11Stir It Up 
12Nice Time
Long time we no have no nice time
Do you, do you, do yah, think about that!

Long time we no have no nice time
Do you, do you, do yah, think about that!

This is my heart
To rock you steady
I'll give you love
The Time you're ready
This little heart in me
Just won't let me be
I'm rockin'
Won't you rock with me?

Long time we no have no nice time
Do you, do you, do yah, think about that!

This is my heart
To rock you steady
I'll give you love
The time you're you ready
This little heart in me
Just won't let me be
I'm just a rockin` now
Won't you a rock wid me?

A long - long - long - long time we no have no nice time
Thank ya, thank ya, babe!
 
13Thank You Lord
Thank you, Lord, for what you've done for me.
Thank you, Lord, for what you're doing now.
Thank you, Lord, for ev'ry little thing.
Thank you, Lord, for you made me sing.

Say I'm in no competition,
But I made my decision.
You can keep your opinion.
I'm just calling on the wise man's communion.

Thank you, Lord, for what you've done for me.
Thank you, Lord, for what you're doing now.
Thank you, Lord, for ev'ry little thing.
Thank you, Lord, for you made me sing.

Sing along, sing along.

I don't fear their humiliation,
Just to prove my determination.
I don't yield to temptation,
I haven't learn't my lesson in Revelation.

Thank you, Lord, for what you've done for me.
Thank you, Lord, for what you're doing now.
Thank you, Lord, for ev'ry little thing.
Thank you, Lord, for you made me sing.

Sing along, sing along.

Say I'm in no competition
But I made my decision,
Lord, in my simple way.
Comin', comin', comin', comin'.
I love to pray.

Thank you, Lord, for what you've done for me.
Thank you, Lord, for what you're doing now.
Thank you, Lord, for ev'ry little thing.
 
14Hammer
They just keep holdin' me,
A-won't let go;
Holdin' me;
Won't let go!

I need a hammer - a hammer - a hammer - a hammer
To hammer them down!
I need a rammer - a rammer - a rammer - a rammer
To ram them down!

They just keep teasin' me
And, you know, they play like they don't know.
Provokin me,
But this is all I know:

I need a rammer - a rammer - a rammer - a rammer
To ram them down!
I need a hammer - a hammer - a hammer - a hammer
To hammer them down!

Wee-ooh-ooh;
Ooh-ooh-ooh;
Ooh-ooh-ooh;
Ooh-ooh-ooh.

Oh, I need a rammer - a rammer - a rammer - a rammer
To ram-a them-a down!
Oh, I need a hammer - a hammer - a hammer - a hammer
To hammer them down!

Said, I need a rammer - a rammer - a rammer - a rammer
To ram-a them down!
I need a hammer - a hammer - a hammer - a hammer
To hammer them down!

Holdin' me (ooh-ooh-ooh);
Won't let go (ooh-ooh-ooh).
Holdin' me (ooh-ooh-ooh);
Won't let go (ooh-ooh-ooh).
I need a rammer - a rammer - a rammer - a rammer
To ram-a them down!
I need a hammer - a hammer - a hammer - a hammer
To hammer them down!
(I need a rammer)

I need a hammer - a hammer - a hammer - a hammer
To hammer them down!
I need a rammer - a rammer - a rammer - a rammer
To ram them down!

I need a hammer - a hammer - a hammer - a hammer
To hammer them down!
I need a rammer - a rammer - a rammer - a rammer
To ram them down!
 
15Caution
Here I am, walking down the street.. (walk walk walk walk walk walk walk)
And the terrain.. everything is so sweet.
(woah woah woah sweet, woah woah woah sweet)
I'm doing my thing, and I'm doing it slow,
But there is just one thing, I would like you to know.. oo.
When it wet it slippery yea,
When it dump it crumpy,
If it's likely you will tumble down,
Don't want you on the ground.

Oh-oh-oh, caution.. the road is wet,
Black soul is black as jet. (do you hear me)
Caution.. the road is hot,
Say you got to do better than that.
'Cause ah,
When it wet it slippery yea, (when it wet it slippery yea)
When it damp it crampy.
If it's likely you were tumbling down,
Don't wash it on the ground, brother!

Hit me from the top,
You crazy motherfunky.

Hit me from the top,
You crazy motherfunky.

Hit me from the top,
You crazy motherfunky.

Hey!
When it wet it slippery yea,
When it dumpy crumpy,
If it's likely you were tumbling down,
Don't wash it on the ground. (don't, don't)

Caution.. the road is wet,
Black soul is black as jet.
Caution.. the road is hot,
Say you got to do better than that.
 
16Back Out
Back out: this is the rout!
Back out, and shut your mouth!
Back out: you ain't got no behaviour!
Back out: don't know who could be your saviour!
Yahso, Mistress Martin:
Couldn't speak like yahso!
Yahso, Mistress Martin:
Couldn't speak like yahso, yahso, yahso, yahso! Yeah!

Back out, and shut your mouth!
Back out: ooh, yea-eah!
Back out: you're makin' things go slow!
Back out: on the go!
Yahso, Mistress Martin:
Couldn't speak like yahso!
Yahso, Mistress Martin:
Could never speak like yahso, yahso, yahso (yahso)! Ooh, yeah!

(..)
(Sweet soul music)
(Sweet soul music)
(Sweet soul music)
(Sweet soul music)
(Sweet soul music)
(Sweet soul music)

Eh! Yahso, Mistress Martin:
Couldn't speak like yahso!
Yahso, Mistress Martin:
Could never speak like yahso, yahso, yahso (yahso)!

Eh! Ooh! Back out now, and shut your mouth (back out!)
Shut your mouth! (back out!)
Makin' things go slow! (back out!)
Now you're on the go! (back out!)
You're back - back - back - now! (back out!)
You never, never knew (back out!)
You would be back - back - back now! (back out!)
 
17Soul Shake Down Party
We gonna have a soul shakedown party tonight
We gonna have a soul shakedown party tonight

The way you love me
It's all right
When you put your lovin' arms around me
And you hold me tight
(hold me tight)

This is my invitation
I've got the special vacation
I need your concentration
Just to feel your vibration

(At that) soul shakedown party tonight
We gonna have a soul shakedown party tonight

Jane is in the backyard
Doing the outside dance

From telling me the other day
She didn't even get a chance

But this is my invitation
I've got the special vacation
I need your concentration
Just to feel your vibration

Baby I need you tonight
We gonna have a soul shakedown party tonight

The way you love me
It's all right
When you put your lovin' arms around me
And you hold me tight
(Hold me tight)
This is my invitation
I've got the special vacation
I need your concentration
Just to feel your vibration

(At that) soul shakedown party tonight
We gonna have a soul shakedown party tonight
 
18Do It Twice
You know that I love you,
Baby, but you just won't let me.
You know that I love you,
Baby, but you just won't let me.
Every morning I get up, I sip my cup;
My eyes get red, no-one to help me.
One more thing I'd like to say right here,
Baby, but you just won't let me.
One more thing I'd like to say right here,
Baby, but you just won't let me.
I'd like to say:baby, you so nice:
I'd like to do the same thing twice, yeah!
Baby, you so nice.
I'd like to do the same thing twice.
I love you so much, so-o-o-
Love you - love you, baby, so much.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,
I live in the woods alone;
I need your (company) company.
Baby! Woods alone!
I need your company, yeah!
Every morning I get up, I sip my cup;
My eyes get red, no-one to help me.
One more thing I'd like to say right here,
Baby, but you just won't let me, yeah!
One more thing I'd like to say right here,
Baby, but you just won't let me.
I'd like to say: baby, you so nice:
Do the same thing twice, yeah!
Baby, you so nice;
I'd like to do the same thing twice;
I love you, baby, so much
 
19Soul Rebel 
20Sun Is Shining 
21Don't Rock The Boat 
22Small Axe 
23Duppy Conqueror 
24Mr. Brown
(Ooh - ooh - ooh - ooh)
(It's Mr Brown) Mr Brown is a clown who rides to town in a coffin.
(Well, here he comes) In the top is ... three rows on top and two inside there.
Oh, what a confusion! Ooh, yeah, yeah!
What a botheration! Ooh, now, now!

Who is Mr Brown? I wanna know now!
He is nowhere to be found.
From Mandeville to slide-a-ville, coffin runnin' around,
Upsetting, upsetting, upsetting the town,
Asking for Mr Brown.
From Mandeville to slide-a-ville, coffin runnin' around,
upsetting, upsetting, upsetting the town,
Asking for Mr Brown.
I wanna know who (is Mr Brown)?
Is Mr Brown controlled by remote?

O-o-oh, calling duppy conqueror,
I'm the ghost-catcher!
This is your chance, oh big, big Bill bull-bucka,
Take your chance! Prove yourself! Oh, yeah!

Down in parade
People runnin like a masquerade.
The police make a raid,
But the people - oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah - they think it
fade.

What a thing in town
Crows chauffeur-driven around,
Skankin' as if they had never known
The man they call "Mr Brown".

I can tell you where he's from now:
From Mandeville to slide-a-ville, coffin runnin' around,
Upsetting, upsetting, upsetting the town,
Asking for Mr Brown.
From Mandeville to slide-a-ville -
 
Disc Two
01Screw Face
Screwface know-a who fi frighten!
Screwface know-a who fi frighten!
Like I told, they say, "Coward, man".
Gonna keep some bones
And all violent man gonna weep and moan.
He that exalted him say, "Yeah!"
Shall be obeyed.

Remember Jah - Jah children deh!
Don't dread no pain.
Fear do we go now
To the rivers of ungodly waters, we'll fear no foe
(fear no foe, fear no foe).
Wherever I go,
Not even the pestilence
That crawl at I'n'I
Can't do - wo-wo-wo - me no wrong (just can't do me no wrong).
Oh, now!
I tell you what red is!
I tell you what I know:
(Screwface know-a who fi frighten!)
Screwface know-a who fi frighten!
Screwface know-a who fi frighten! Wo, now!
(Screwface know-a who fi frighten!) Screwface will frighten
screwface!
(Screwface know-a who fi frighten!) Long time gone, y'all!
(Screwface know-a who fi frighten!) Screwface will frighten
screwface!
Wo, yeah! Now!
(Screwface know-a who fi frighten!)
---
/Intrumental ending/ /fadeout/
 
02Lick Samba
Lick Samba, lick Samba, lick Samba; wo-oh, lick samba!
A me say: lick Samba, lick Samba, wo, now! (wo-oh, lick samba!)

I could not resist (lick samba, lick samba, lick samba) - wo, now!
(Wo-oh, lick samba!)
Another like dis (lick samba, lick samba, lick samba) - wo, now!
(Wo-oh,) lick samba!

And though I know you hurt me again, - wo-oh, lick samba!
I'll go on, I'll feel the pain; - wo-oh, lick samba!
And it's not that I am weak, - wo-oh, lick samba!
But it's that I'm on a peak, oh darlin'. Wo-oh, lick samba!

A just-a lick Samba, lick Samba, lick Samba; I say: wo-oh, lick samba!
/Instrumental section/ Wo, now! Wo-oh, lick samba!
/Instrumental section/ Wo, now, now! Wo-oh, lick samba!

Bring it up, a-lick it one time right here; - wo-oh, lick samba!
I'll settle a little, a claim, baby; - wo-oh, lick samba!
You can write it down in my name; - wo-oh, lick samba!
Morning time, noon or night; - wo-oh, lick samba!

A dis-a lick samba, lick samba, lick samba! Woh oh, lick samba!
Lick samba, lick samba, lick samba, wo now! Woh oh, lick samba!

Yea-yeah: /Instrumental section/ Wo, darlin'! Woh oh, lick samba!
Woo, yeah! If it's morning time, I'm ready
(lick samba, lick samba, lick samba); wo-oh, lick samba!
If it's late at night, I'm steady
(lick samba, lick samba, lick samba); wo-oh, lick samba!
Give it to you anytime, oh darlin'!
(lick samba, lick samba, lick samba) Wo-oh, lick samba!
I'm not a preacher, but I am callin'
(lick samba, lick samba, lick samba); wo-oh, lick samba!
/fadeout/
 
03Trenchtown Rock 
04Craven Choke Puppy
Craven a-go choke puppy;
Craven a-go choke puppy now;
Craven a-go choke puppy;

Wo!
(wow - wow - wow - wow)
So you want all for yourself alone
(wow - wow - wow - wow)
And you don't think about the other man
(wow - wow - wow - wow)
Let me tell you my friend if you gonna live this life
(wow - wow - wow - wow)
It's not good for you to build strife

Craven a-go choke puppy
---
/Instrumental break/
---
(wow - wow - wow - wow)
Want all lose all
(wow - wow - wow - wow)
Then I know the wicked must fall
(wow - wow - wow - wow)
I say wanty, wanty cyaan get it
(wow - wow - wow - wow) oh no,
And getty, getty no want it
(wow - wow - wow - wow) oh, that's why I say, yeah!
 
05Guava Jelly
You said you love me;
I said I love you.
Why won't you stop your cryin'?
Dry your weeping eyes.
You know that I love you


Groovin' Here I am,
Groovy Child
Come rub 'pon me belly
Like a guava jelly,
(Here I stand)
(Come rub it 'pon me belly)
Like a guava jelly)

Verse 2
You say you need me
I say I need you,too
Baby Why don't, stop your cryin'
And dry your weeping eyes

You know I love you

Chorus
Groovy , Here I am
(Come rub pon me belly)
Like a guava jelly),
Ooh baby here I am
Come rub pon me belly
Like a guava jelly

Repeat/ adlib
Guava Guava jelly,
Guava Guava jeel
 
06Acoustic Medley 
07I'm Hurting Inside
When I was just a little child (little child)
Happiness was there awhile (there awhile)
And from me it... it slipped one day
Happiness come back I say

Cause if you don't come
I've got to go looking
For happiness

Well if you don't come
I've got to go looking
God, for happiness, happiness

Say that
Say I'm hurting
And it's no sense
I'm hurting, I'm hurting
Deep inside
Oh good god now

Oh hear my cry, hear my cry
Yeah my my my my my my my cry

Been together like school children (school children)
Then you hurt me just in vain (just in vain)
Oh, Lord, I'm your weary child
Oh, happiness come back awhile

Cause if you don't come
I'm gonna go looking
For happiness (the road is dangerous)
I've got to go looking
For happiness, happiness

Said I'm
Don't you know I'm
I'm hurting, hurting inside
Oh I'm hurting
Who cares
Who cares

Does the one who love, oh
Feel the pain
Feel the pain

Does the one who love
Feel the pain
Feel the pain
 
08High Tide Or Low Tide
In high seas or-a low seas,
I'm gonna be your friend.
I'm gonna be your friend.
In-a high tide or-a low tide,
I'll be by your side.
I'll be by your side.

(I heard her praying - praying - praying)
I said, I heard my mother,
She was praying (praying - praying - praying); day and night.
And the words that she said, (the words that she said)
They still-a lingers in my head. (lingers in my head)
She said: "A child is born in this world,
He needs protection, wo-oh, mmm.
God, guide and protect us,
When we're wrong, please correct us.
(when we're wrong, correct us)
And stand by me", yeah.

High seas or-a low seas,
I'm gonna be your friend.
He said: "I'm gonna be your friend."
And, baby, high tide or low tide,
I'll be by your side.
I'll be by your side.

(..)

Mmmm,I said, I heard my mother,
She was cryin', (I heard her cryin') yeah! (cryin', cryin')
And the tears that she shed, (the tears that she shed)
They still lingers in my head. (lingers in my head)
She said: "A child is born in this world,
He needs protection, o-oh, mmm.
God, guide and protect us,
When we're wrong, (when we're wrong) correct us." O-oh.

And in high seas or low seas,
I'm gonna be your friend.
I'm gonna be your friend.
Said, "High tide or low tide,
I'll be by your side.
I'll be by your side."
 
09Slave Driver 
10No More Trouble 
11Concrete Jungle 
12Get Up, Stand Up 
13Rastaman Chant
Hear the words of the Rastaman say:
"Babylon, you throne gone
down, gone down;
Babylon, you throne gone down."

Said I hear the words of the Iyaman say:
"Babylon, you throne gone
down, gone down;
Babylon, you throne gone down."

And I hear the angel with
the seven seals say:
"Babylon throne gone down, gone down;
Babylon throne gone down."

I say fly away home to
Zion (fly away home);
I say fly away home to
Zion (fly away home).
One bright morning when my work is over,
Man will fly away home.

One bright morning when my work is over,
Man will fly away home.
One bright morning when my work is over,
Man will fly away home.
Say one bright morning
when my work is over,
Man will fly away home.
 
14Burnin' And Lootin' 
15Iron Lion Zion
Yeah, I'm on the rock, and then I check a stock.
I have to run like a fugitive, to save the life I live.

I'm gonna be, iron, like a lion, in Zion.
I'm gonna be, iron, like a lion, in Zion.
Iron lion Zion.

I'm on the run but I ain't got no gun,
See they want to be the star,
So they fighting tribal war,
And they saying, iron like a lion, in Zion.
Iron, like a lion in Zion.
Iron lion Zion.

(..)

I'm on the rock, (running and you running)
I take a stock, (running like a fugitive)
I had to run like a fugitive, oh Lord.
Just to, just to save the life I live, oh now.

I'm gonna be, iron, like a lion, in Zion.
I'm gonna be, iron, like a lion, in Zion.
Iron lion Zion.
Iron lion Zion.
Iron lion Zion.

Iron, like a lion, in Zion.
Iron, like a lion, in Zion.
Iron, like a lion, in Zion. (iron, lion, Zion)
Iron, like a lion, in Zion. (running like a fugitive)
Iron, like a lion, in Zion. (iron, lion, Zion)
Iron, like a lion, in Zion. (running like a fugitive)
Iron, like a lion, in Zion. (iron, lion, Zion)
Iron, like a lion, in Zion..
 
16Lively Up Yourself 
17Natty Dread 
18I Shot The Sheriff 
Disc Three
01No Woman No Cry
No, woman, no cry;
No, woman, no cry;
No, woman, no cry;
No, woman, no cry.
Said - said - said: I remember when we used to sit,
In the government yard in Trenchtown.
Oba - obaserving the hypocrites,
As they would mingle with the good people we meet.
Good friends we have, oh, good friends we've lost,
Along the way, yeah!
In this great future, you can't forget your past;
So dry your tears, I seh, yeah!
No, woman, no cry;
No, woman, no cry.
Ere, little darlin', don't shed no tears:
No, woman, no cry.
Said - said - said: I remember when-a we used to sit,
In the government yard in Trenchtown.
And then Georgie would make the fire lights,
As it was logwood burnin' through the nights.
Then we would cook cornmeal porridge,
Of which I'll share with you;
My feet is my only carriage,
So I've got to push on through.
But while I'm gone, I mean:
Everything's gonna be all right!
Everything's gonna be all right!
Everything's gonna be all right!
Everything's gonna be all right!
I said, everything's gonna be all right-a!
Everything's gonna be all right!
Everything's gonna be all right, now!
Everything's gonna be all right!
So, woman, no cry;
No - no, woman - woman, no cry.
Woman, little sister, don't shed no tears;
No, woman, no cry.
I remember when we used to sit,
In the government yard in Trenchtown.
And then Georgie would make the fire lights,
As it was logwood burnin' through the nights.
Then we would cook cornmeal porridge,
Of which I'll share with you;
My feet is my only carriage,
So I've got to push on through.
But while I'm gone:
No, woman, no cry;
No, woman, no cry.
Woman, little darlin', say don't shed no tears;
No, woman, no cry.
Eh! (little darlin', don't shed no tears!
No, woman, no cry.
Little sister, don't shed no tears!
No, woman, no cry.)
 
02Who The Cap Fit 
03Jah Live
Jah live! Children yeah..
Jah Jah live! children yeah.
Jah live! Children yeah..
Jah Jah live! children yeah.

The truth is an offence.. but not a sin.
Is he who laugh last, children. Is he who win.
Is a foolish dog, bark at the flying bird.
One sheep must learn, children, to respect the Shepherd.

Jah live! Children yeah..
Jah Jah live! children yeah.
Jah live! Children yeah..
Jah Jah live! children yeah, Jah!

(..)

Fool say in their heart,
Rasta your God is dead.
But I and I know, Jah Jah!
Dread, it shall be dreader dread.

Jah live! Children yeah..
Jah Jah live! children yeah.
Jah live! Children yeah..
Jah Jah live! children yeah.

Let Jah arise!
Now that the enemies are scattered..
Let Jah arise!
The enemies, the enemies are scattered.

Jah live! Children yeah..
Jah Jah live! children yeah.
Jah live! Children yeah..
Jah Jah live! children yeah.
 
04Crazy Baldhead 
05War 
06Johnny Was 
07Rat Race 
08Jammin' 
09Waiting In Vain 
10Exodus 
11Natural Mystic 
12Three Little Birds 
13Running Away 
14Keep On Moving 
15Easy Skanking 
16Is This Love 
17Smile Jamaica 
18Time Will Tell 
Disc Four
01Africa Unite 
02Survival 
03One Drop 
04One Dub
His Majesty,
For we no want no devil philosophy.

They made their world so hard
Everyday! Everyday!
 
05Zimbabwe 
06So Much Trouble In The World 
07Ride Natty Ride 
08Babylon System 
09Coming In From The Cold 
10Real Situation 
11Bad Card 
12Could You Be Loved 
13Forever Loving Jah 
14Rastaman Live Up
Rastaman, live up!
Bongoman, don't give up!
Congoman, live up, yeah!
Binghi-man don't give up!
Keep your culture:
Don't be afraid of the vulture!
Grow your dreadlock:
Don't be afraid of the wolf-pack!

Rastaman, live up!
Binghi-man, don't give up!
Congoman, live up, yeah!
Bongoman, don't give up!

David slew Goliath with a sling and a stone;
Samson slew the Philistines with a donkey jawbone:
Iyaman, live up!
Rastaman, don't give up!
Binghi-man, live up!
Congoman, don't give up!

Trodding through creation in a irie meditation;
Seen many visions in-a this yah Armagiddyon:
Rastaman, live up!
Congoman, don't give up!
Rastaman, live up, yeah!
Natty Dread, no give up!

Saw it in the beginning, so shall it be in this iwa;
And they fallen in confusion, well-a just a step from Babel Tower
Rastaman live up!
Congoman, no give up!
Rastaman live up, yeah!
Congoman, no give up!
Grow your dreadlocks;
Don't be afraid of the wolf-pack!
A-tell you, one man a-walkin';
And a billion man a-sparkin'.

Rastaman, live up!
Binghi-man, don't give up!
Don't give up, don't give up, don't give up!
 
15Give Thanks And Praises
Give thanks and praises to the Most High (Jah!);
Give thanks and praises so high (so high).
He will not deceive us my brethren;
He will only lead us again (again):
Oh, take that veil from off of your eyes;
Look into the future of realize.

Noah had three sons, Ham, Shem and
Japheth (Ham, Shem and Japheth);
And in Ham is known to be the Prophet.
Glory to Jah, the Prophet is come
(through all these ages);
Glory to Jah, the Prophet has come
(through all these stages).
When my soul was hurtin' deep within,
And I'm worrying to be free, desperately, yeah.
So guide and protect I and I, O Jah - Jah,
Through all these ages;
Guide and protect I and I, O Jah - Jah,
Through all these stages.

Rastafari is his name. (Jah!)
Rastafari is his name. (Jah!)
If Jah didn't love I, (love I)
If I didn't love I (love I),
If Jah didn't love I, (love I)
If I didn't love I,
Would I be around today?
Would I be around to say:

Give thanks and praises, give thanks and praises;
Give thanks and praises, give thanks and praises;
Give thanks and praises, give thanks and praises..
 
16One Love/People Get Ready 
17Why Should I
Why should I bend down my head and cry?
Why should I bend down my head and cry?
The old world has ended,
The new world has just begun.
And all them people that live therein
Shall live on and on.
One more thing:
Got to get what I need,
Got to get what I want.
Got to get what I need,
Got to get what I want.
Got to get satisfaction,
Got to get the action.
Got love and affection.
One more thing:
Once there was two roads before us
To pick our choice.
But good has overcome bad.
The sheep has heard their master's voice.
So tell me why.
Why should I bend down my head and cry?
No reason why.
Why should I bend down my head and cry?
(Got to move) Got to groove.
Got to get what I want.
What did you say?
Got to get it.
Got to get what I need.
Got to get what I want.
Like I say, got to get it.
Got to get what I need...satisfaction.
The old world has ended,
The new world has just begun.
And all them people that live therein
Shall live on and on.
One more thing:
Why should I bend down my head and cry?
My father is a king.
Why should I bend down my head and cry?
All the riches in the earth.
So tell me why,
Why should I bend down my head and cry?
 
18Redemption Song 


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