Rise Up

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released January 1, 2007

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Track Name: Living in the Positive
Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!
We living in the positive
And I know Good will conquer evil
Jah is here amidst the battle
And I know Love will overcome hatred
Oh uh yeah
We living in the positive
Oh children
Let not your hearts be troubled
Wipe away your tears and fears
Cause I know Love
Will conquer evil
Who uh yeeaahh!

And even through my darkest nights - oy
Fear not, Jah is on my side, to protect I
And even though the odds
Are against I
Lord oh Lord, Lord yeeahh!
Fear not, though my chances are slim
Yet my hopes are so high

We living in the positive
And I know good will conquer evil
Jah is here amidst the battle
And I know Love
Will overcome hatred, woah uh’yeah!
We living in the positive
Oh children let not you hearts
Be troubled
Wipe away your tears and fears
Cause I know Love will conquer evil, yeah!

Woah uh woah yeeaahh

Even when my burden
Gets heavy,
Too heavy to carry, Lord! Lord!
And sorrows become
My best friend
Pain won’t let me be, oh Lord! Lord!

And even when ten thousand foes
Set themselves against I and I
Fools say that my chances are slim
Yet my hopes are so high

Living in the positive
And I know good
Will conquer evil
Jah is here amidst the battle
And I know Love
Will overcome hatred who uh yeah!
We living in the positive
Oh! Children
Let not your hearts be troubled
Wipe away your tears and fears
Cause I know love
Will conquer evil, yeah!

Living in the, Living now yeah!
And we living in the positive
Oh Lord we living, we living, yeah!
And we living in the positive
From day to day
Jah’ll make a way
And we living in the positive
Struggle hang tuff
And things so rough
And we living in the positive
Keep on, keep on living
Livin in the positive
Trample down those negatives
Track Name: Armed & Dangerous
Armed and dangerous
Babylon armed so armed and dangerous
System armed and dangerous
Heads of government armed
So armed and dangerous

Well, super power armed and ready
midget and mx misiles aiming deadly, well
From the north to the South, and the East to the West, oh gosh
Them getting ready for a shootout contest
They wanna see who's the best

Armed and dangerous
Babylon armed so armed and dangerous
and then i see them fighting
Armed and dangerous
Heads of power them armed
So armed and dangerous

Well, military demonstrations my gosh
Navy and Army just a rehearse invasion well
War machine to murder population
Chaos and fear the world in tension
System invention well

Armed and dangerous
Devil them armed, so armed and dangerous
then I see them fighting
Armed and dangerous
Heads of power them armed
So armed and dangerous, well well well well well

Devil them a come with a wicked intension lord
Mashing up creation with them wicked invention ohw
Them a illegal goons and top notch crimers
Bombing and shooting the world all over
They fighting for power, well

Armed huh and dangerous
Governments armed, so armed and dangerous
Babylon armed and dangerous
Heads of power them armed so armed and dangerous

Well, and them a make more war
And them a make more war
And them a fight some more
And them a make more war
Well, well, well
Hey you mister global sheriff
Take down your weapons and cool it cool it
Track Name: Rise Up
Yeah! Rise up ye Mighty people
We gonna Rise up uhh
We gonna Wise up, yeah!
We gonna Wake up
Come on! You Mighty people

Hey, Rise up people Rise up
Don’t make them fool you no more
Nuh, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no
Wake up people
Wake up come on!
Can’t make them fool you more more
Nuh, Liberation is a must
Yeah! Power to the people
Set the captives Free
Freedom is a must
Come on and up with the people’s movement
Liberation is today now.
And the people Rise and Say

We gonna Rise up come on!
We gonna Wise up, uuhh!

We gonna Wake uo
Rise up Mighty people
We gonna Shake up
Pah dap, pah, pah, pah, pah, dap, pah

Hey! Rise up people Rise up
Don’t make them fool you no more
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no
Wake up people wake up
Can’t make them fool you no more

Yea! Break the Chains things must be rearranged
Up you Mighty race accomplish what you will
And the people Rise and Say
Politicians must obey

We gonna Rise up
Come on ye mighty people
We gonna Wise up
Liberation is a must
We gonna wake up huhh, come on, come on
We gonna Shake up,
Cause you’ve been kept down for so long, yeah,
And the people Rebel
We’re gonna Win now
And the people Rebel
Revolution time
And the people Rebel, Lord, Lord, Lord
Yes the people Rebel, yes and the people rebel
Yeah! And the people rebel, Ras Tafari Live
Track Name: Crucial
Raging out of control, world on fire
Red hot fire burning, lord, lord

Some hoping and praying for things to get better
But Rasta know it a go get worse, so much worse
Signs of the times are getting clearer, lord, lord
And HIS MAJESTY is getting nearer, clearer everyday

Things a go crucial
Down in a Babylon yeah
Things a go brutal now, dog a go nyam dog
Things a go brutal down in a Babylon yeah
Things a go crucial, now, now, now, lord, lord

Crucial, crucial yeah, rop pap, papa nah
Crucial, crucial, yeah, oh nan nah, nah, nah

Weeping and wailing and more tribulation
Threats and more fears and rumors of wars, lord, lord
World food shortage and mass starvation, lord oh lord oh
Man and man headed to destruction
Don’t say me never warn you

Things a go brutal unh
Down in a Babylon yeah
Things a go crucial now, so much a crime and violence
Things a go brutal, unh
Down in a Babylon yeah
Things a go brutal now, now, now, lord, lord know

Crucial, crucial, yeah, oh gosh now,
Crucial, crucial, yeah, prrr, pap, pap, dop, doh
Crucial, crucial, yeah, prr, pap, pap pa dop
Crucial, crucial, yeah, oh nuh, nuh, nuh

Some hoping and praying for things to get better
But Rasta know it a go get worse, so much worse
Signs of the times are getting nearer lord oh lord oh
And HIS MAJESTY getting nearer, clearer everyday

Things a go crucial, uh
Down in a Babylon, yeah
Things a go crucial now, dog a go nyam dog
Things a go crucial
Down in a Babylon yeah
Things a go crucial, now, now, now, lord, oh lord oh

Crucial, crucial, yeah, lord oh lord oh
Crucial, crucial yeah, oh nuh nuh

Things a go crucial
So much a crime and violence
Things a go crucial
So much a disease and pestilence
Things a go crucial
It gonna get worse before it gets better
Things a go brutal, now, now, now, now, unhh
Track Name: Africa We Love
Jah I-tinually Bless Africa, Africa
Ohhy! Ohhy! Ohhy yeah! Yeah!
Yeah!

Africa we love, Africa we love
We love, love, love, she we love
Yes we love ya
Africa we love, Africa we love
We love, love, love, she we love
Africa we love

Yes the root of creation
Mother of Civiliaztion
Yet you’re a victim
Of western civilization, deedle, deedle, deedle
Your rivers run deep,
Your gold is so rich
Yet there is suffereation
Inna your midst

So I got to sing like
Jah bless Africa, oh yes!
Jah bless Africa, I wanna let them know seh
Jah bless Africa, Oh yes!
Jah bless Africa

Ohhy! Garden of Eden
Africa the first
Land of a people so terrible
From the beginnings
I’m gonna tell you, hey
Land of I and I fathers
Where jah love to be
Land of a people
So black, so great,
So mighty

So I got to sing like
Jah bless Africa, oh yes!
Jah bless Africa, I wanna let them know seh
Jah bless Africa, Oh hoi oh! Yes!
Jah bless Africa, yeah yeah!
Play me right
Gonna tell you about it
Root of creation
Mother of civilization
Yet you’re a victim
Of western exploitation

Mama! Mama know
Your rivers run deep
Your gold is so rich
Yet there is suffereation
Inna your midst
So I got to sing like

Jah bless Africa, oh yes!
Jah bless Africa, Haile Selassie ‘I’ know seh
Blessed be thou
Blessed be thou Africa
Seh we love, seh we love, we love you
Yes we love you, I know seh we love you
Track Name: Truth Will Reveal
Truth and truth alone
Say the truth will reveal, yeah now, uhhh hmmm

You see their faces but you never know their thoughts
Every baby knows that talk is cheap, so cheap
You see their actions but you never know their reactions
Time and time alone will prove the story
And every eye will see

Truth will reveal
The truth will reveal the things that are hidden
I say the things that dem hide, deep down inside
Truth will reveal
The truth will reveal
What is inna their hearts
A what is inna their hearts, oh yeah
Truth and truth alone I say the truth will reveal, yeah now

Mmm, mmm, mmm, mmm
Even little truth them try to hide from long time gone
But you and I knows that looks are deceiving
Remember they say, still waters run deep
So watch it how you running steep
Time and time alone will prove the story
And every eyes will see

Truth will reveal
The truth will reveal, the things that are hidden
I say the things that they hide, deep down inside
Truth will reveal
The truth will reveal
What is inna their hearts
A what is inna their hearts, oh yeah
Truth and truth alone I say the truth will reveal, yeah now

Ohhy, expose them, Expose them
Let the truth be revealed, yeah now
Nowhere to hide
I say the truth will be revealed, yeah now
Can’t run to hide, ohhy
Expose them
We’re gonna take off their masks off their faces
Who that is?????
Track Name: Jah Glory
Ohhy how good it is
To see jah glory rising
Early in the morning
So early in the morning
How pleasant it is
To hear the birds them singing
To know another day is dawning
Another day is dawning

Won’t you now
Give thanks and praises
For his mercies
For jah jah mercies
Towards i-manity, yeah, yeah
Won’y you now
Give thanks and praises
For his glory
For jah jah glory
Toward I-manity, Satta Massagana

I’m gonna tell you one more time, yes
Behold jah jah is mighty
And then his mercies got no end
No, no, no, no end
Your weeping may endure through the night
But then joy cometh in the morning light

Won’t you now
Give thanks and praises
For his glory
For Jah ah glory
Towards I-manity, yeah, yeah, yeah
Won’t you now
Give For his mercies
For Jah Jah mercies
Towards I-manity, lord o lord

Praise HIM for the herb that grows
And the wind that blows
Oh! Give Jah praises
I mean you give Jah thanks and praises
Ohhy! Praise him in the morning time
Praise him in the evening time
You hear what I say
I mean you give Jah thanks and praise Him
Aye. Thank you lord
For everything you done for me
Thank you for the victory
I’m giving thanks and praises
I mean you give jah thanks and praises
Praise HIM for the birds and the trees
And the fish, and the waters of the seas

Oh give Jah thanks and praises
I mean you give jah thanks and praises
In the morning, in the evening, lord

Mmm, mmm, mmm, mmm
Thank you lord for everything you done for me
Thank you for the victory
I’m giving thanks and praises
Track Name: Justice
This is reggae power
Prop-pop-pidle-llp-pap-praop-pol
We got to have, we got to have
A that the people need, justice
And everybody need some justice
And we got to have
Justice
A every people need some justice
Lord! Lord! Justice
Down in the ghetto we need some justice
And we got to have
Justice
See how the people cry for justice
Yeah!

Apartheid its got to go
We got to give justice
A chance to flow now
Racism well that can’t last
Racial discrimination
Is a thing in the past, so!
We got to have justice
Hear we cry
Justice
Come on and give the people justice
Lord say we got to have
Justice
By any means there must be justice,
Lord!
And we need, justice
Check how the people
Cry for justice, ohha! Yeah! Justice
I know the people need some justice
Ohhy! Yeah!

Let justice flow, we gonna fight
To make it so, let justice be
Every one can be free
Come on let justice run
All could stand on common ground
I wanna let you know
There won’t be no peace
Without justice and equality, yeah!
Let justice run down as a river
Ohh ohhyi yeah!
And righteousness as a mighty stream
Justice for one
And justice for all
Too much division
Too much a class
And too many walls, yeah!

We got to have
We got to have some justice
So I’m a saying
Let justice run down as a river
Lord please
And righteousness as a mighty stream
Justice for one
And justice for all
Too much division
Too much-a-class
And too many walls, yeah!


Justice
Every nation need some justice
And we got to and we got to have
Justice
And every people need some justice
Lord! Justice
Down in the ghetto need some justice
Ohh! Ohh! Uhh yeah!
Justice
See how the people cry for justice
Lord! Lord’
We got to have
We got to have Justice
So, uhh! Woh! Uhh Justice
Come on and give the people justice

Yeah! Oohy! Justice
Down in a Palestine need justice
Oh! Hoi! Uhh yeah! Justice
Down in a Soweto need justice
Lord! Lord! Justice
All over Earth people need justice
And dem a cry, justice
Come on and give the people justice
Track Name: She Lost Track
Bless her soul, and bless us all
Guide and protect her
Bless her soul, and bless us all
Bless her soul, ohwu

She lost track, couldn’t get the monkey off her back, ohhwu, oh no
Well she's trapped in her illusions yeae
And she's running from her self, running from her self
She lost her mind, she's like a prisoner serving time, oh, yeahy
Say she wanna find herself, huh
But she's running out of time, running out of time, she say
What am I gonna do now, where am I gonna hide, then she cried again
She say she wanna get out without a doubt
But she just can’t find the door ohwu, yeahy

She got trapped, couldn’t help herself from off the crap, ohw, oh yeahe
Hear she cries in desperation, yeahy
Urge is stronger than her will, stronger than her will
She lost her soul, living on the corners of the streets, yeah, in defeat
Say she wanna make a change, huh
But she craves another hit, craves another hit
Here she goes again, well she's been messin’ around with the wrong stuff, with the wrong stuff, and she's been hangin’ around at the wrong place, in the wrong time

She lost track, couldn’t get the monkey off her back, ohhw, ohw, no, no
Well she's trapped in her illusions yeahy, and she's running from herself, running from herself
She lost her mind, she's like a prisoner serving time, in her own prisons, ohw
See she wanna find herself, but she's running out of time, running out of time, ohh
So many good brothers and sisters, who have fallen on the wayside
So many good brothers and sisters, who have fallen on the wayside
Just can’t find the door, they got to get another hit, ohh
Just can’t find the door, help them get up on their feet, aye
Just can’t find the door, see she gotta get another hit
She just can’t find the door
Track Name: When
Oh nah nah nah nan nap
Oh na na na nam nam
Oh na na, nam nam ohh, uhh
Yeeaahh, yyeeaahh, ohh ohhu ohhwu,

Looking out my window
And I’m a thinking of tomorrow
And I’m a wondering what the future will be
Thinking of the children
Who are the victims of oppression
Beaten down by wars, and eaten up by starvation

And I’m saying
When will this ugly war be over
And the children can go out and play
I wanna see
When will all oppression will be done
And the people will rise up and say

Freedom at last, freedom at last, so free
Freedom has come, freedom has come, ohh yeahy

See I, sitting in seclusion
And I’m in my meditation
And I can hear the voice of the sufferers cry for justice
Uhh, another ugly war is a raging
Threats of nuclear war is arising
And the world is gripped by fear of mass destruction

I’m a saying
When will this ugly war be over
And the children can go out and play, I wanna see
When will all oppression will be done
And the people will rise up and say

Freedom at last, freedom at last, so free,
Freedom has come, freedom has come,
Oh yeahy, oh uh yeah, nuh

Umhm mm, so much bloodshed and sorrows
There is no future for the youths of tomorrow, yeah
So many mothers crying
Too many funerals, oohh
When will it end

Saying, when will this ugly war be over
And the children can go out and play, I wanna see
When will all oppression will be done and the people will rise up and say
Freedom must come uuh, uhh, mhn
Track Name: Jah Calling
Oh uh now children, oh children
See some truth, oh now, oh, uhh
Oh uh now children, oh children
Come see some truth, oh now

Say I hear the voice of Jah Jah calling
And he's calling in the wilderness, lord
Say I hear the voice of Jah jay calling
And he's calling in the wilderness, oohhy

Jah is calling on war mongers
Stop your fight and cease your wars
For how pleasant it is for InI
To dwell in perfect harmony
Hatred we must abandon
We all know that’s no solution
Take heed shepherd is calling now
Oh children are you listening

Say I hear the voice of Jah Jah calling, huh
And he's calling in the wilderness, lord oh lord lord
Say I hear the voice of Jah Jah calling
And he's calling in the wilderness

Tell you what
Ras Tafari is a calling
From the four corners of the earth
Be not stiff necked children
Let the truth confound the wise
Jealousy is your destruction
Only love is the solution
Behold Jah Jah is calling now
Oh children are you listening

Say I hear the voice of Jah Jah calling
And he's calling in the wilderness, lord, oh lord, lord
Said I hear the voice of Jah Jah calling
And he's crying from the wilderness prrr ap pop yeahee

Prrr rap pat tap tam
Say I hear the voice of Jah Jah calling
And he's calling in the wilderness, lord, uhh, lord lord
Say I hear the voice of Jah Jah calling
And he's calling in the wilderness, oh, yeah

Did you hear the voice of Jah Jah calling
And he's calling in the wilderness, loud and clear
And I hear the voice of Jah Jah calling, ohhw
And he's calling in the wilderness
Track Name: African Spirit
Spirits! Spirits! Spirits!
Oh my African spirits
Looking over I
You guide and protect I
Oh my African Spirits
Beg you guide and protect I
I beg you protect I, InI

Out of the bones
Of InI forefathers
Ini Arise, I arise
Out of the chains
And fetters that bound I
Well, InI Arise InI Arise, I Arise
You’re the same
That has been before
And you’re the same
That shall be again
That shall be again
Again and Again

Oh my African Spirits
Looking over I
Mama African Spirits
You guide and protect I
Oh my African Spirits
Please my African Spirits
Beg you guide and protect I
I beg you protect I
Oh my African Spirits
Beg you guide and protect I
Beg you protect I, pretect InI

Out of the Ashes
Of my Ancestors
InI Arise, InI arise, I Arise
Out of “Congo Rey”, “Jacko” and “Balla”
Well InI arise, InI Arise
I beg you protect I
Oh mighty thunderable one
You are the Core of my Existence
Oh yes you are,
Ohhy, you same that has been before
And you’re the same
That shall be again,
Well, shall be again

Oh my African spirits
Looking over I
You guide and protect I
Oh my African Spirits
Yes my African Spirits
Beg you guide and protect I
Beg you protect I
Oh my African spirits
Lord my African Spirits
Beg you guide and protect I,
Beg you protect I, InI, Lord

Guide Me on my going outs
Uuhh, protect me on my coming ins
Lord I pray ohhy, yes I pray
Oh! Na, na, na, na, na.
Oh you mighty one of the ancient times
You’re part of me, like I’m part of you
Yes, I’m part of you
Track Name: Apple
Look good
Brrrrrrr I, I, I, I, I, I ,I, I, I,
Who uhh who I, awoh uhh wohy i

Adam and Steve, walking hand in hand
Gog and Maggog sodomizing Jah land
So many worms eating up your apple
Time is running out, soon you’ll be in trouble

Though the apple look rosy on the outside
Yet Jah know that it’s rotten on the inside
Though the apple look rosy on the outside
Yet Jah know that it’s rotten on the inside

Aye
Brr aye, aye
Eye, eye, eye, eye, eye, see

Beauty and the beast sitting on the throne
But the city is built upon dead man’s bones, yeah
I’ve seen your crimes ano your atrocities
Judgment is now that is your reality, yes

Though the apple look rosy on the outside
Yet Jah know that it’s rotten on the inside
Though the apple look rosy on the outside
Yet Jah know that it’s rotten on the inside, aye

Lies and deceit lurking in the belly of the beast
While some living in their lies and illusions
Here goes many seeking solutions, my gosh

Jah know
Jah, jah know now
Yet jah know that it rotter on the inside

Gog and Maggog, drunken from the cup of rage
Devils in disguise truth them trying to hide, aye

Though the apple look rosy on the outside
Yet Jah know that it’s rotten on the inside
Though the apple look rosy on the outside
Yet Jah know that it’s rotten on the inside, aye, aye, aye

Gog and Maggog, drunken from the cup of rage
Devils in disguise truth them trying to hide, aye

Babylon the great come stumbling
Revelation fulfilled, ha, ha, ha, ha
Let me tell you
Bam bam ba ba de yah
Brrr, aye aye aye

Rotten apple look good
Don’t you get tempted
Oh no no no
Rotten apple look good
Beware my friend

You looking good from afar
But you far from looking good
Don’t get tempted, Don’t get tempted
Don’t get tempted
Don’t get get get tempted, aye
Don’t you ever take it for food
Don’t, don’t, don’t, don’t get tempted
Or else you’ll get exempted
Brr aye aye aye
Ha, ha, ha, ha
Track Name: Bondage
Nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, not today
Flesh and bone
Oh nah, nah, nah, nah
Took I from Africa
You got I bounded in your shakles and chains, uh
Imposed your philosophies
You got I living though illiteracy, my gosh
White gods and religions you used
To have I and I people confused
The truth you try to hold from we
Knowing the truth could set I free
Chris-thief-a-crumble-us (Christopher Columbus)

Hold I inna bondage for so long
Yes and you crumble-us
Hold I inna bondage for so long
You hold I inna bondage for so long
You hold I inna bondage for so long
You hold I in your bondage
And now you making I the hostage
We’ve been your victims for so long
Pah ba dup tab a deh

Africa you robbed and raoed
In your evil quest to build your west
Bounded us against our will
Who refused to be, you tortured and killed
Civilized you claimed to be
While you feed upon our flesh and bones
Truth now every eye can see
So you got to set the people free, set them free
Yeah

Hold I inna bondage for so long
Hold I inna bondage for so long
You hold I inna bondage for so long
You hold I in your bondage
And now you making I hostage
We’ve been your victims for so long, prrapp pa bad eh

Say you hold I, oh Lord yeah
And control I, Oh yeah
Say you hold I
Hold I ina bondage for so long
Oh mister purate
Hold I inna bondage for so long
I wanna tell you

Ever since Columbus came
Nothing is the same again
All them brought is sorrow and pain
Ever since Columbus came nothing is the same again
All them brought is sorrow and pain
And you’ve been holding I
And you’ve been scolding I, so long
We’ve been victims of your oppression for so long, prrap pa bad eh

Through the fear of death
The people are subject to bondage
Bondage to what?
Down with all slavish mentatlity
The people must be free
You know what I’m talking about
Revolution, I mean revolution
Track Name: Wanna Go Home
Jah
Ras Tafari!
Home oh home
Oh children home
I wanna go home
Home Oh home
Yes children home
I got to go home, yeah!
We’ve been trodding
From Genesis
Right on through Revelation
We’ve been a subject
To masters whip, so bleak
So we wanna go home, yeah!
We are a people
Enslaved and sold
Scattered through the earth
Jacob is calling his children
Twelve Tribes
So we ‘wan’ go home

Oh children
Home Oh! Home
To Zion
Home wanna go home
Take me there
Home oh! Home to Zion
Home wanna go home, ye-ah!

We’ve been trodding
From Genesis
Right on through Revelation
We’ve been a subject
To masters whip, so bleak
So we wanna go home, oh! Oh! Oohy!
Rueben
Simeon
Levi
Judah and Zebulon
Issacher
Dan, Gad and Asher
Naphtall
Joseph and Benjamin, Twelve Tribes,
So we wan go home
Oh! Children, Home Oh! Home to Zion
Home, wanna go home
Oh! Children, Home oh! Home! Take me
Home
Home, wanna go home, ye-ah!
Take me home
Home oh! Home to Zion
Home wanna go home, ye-ah!
Oh children, Home Oh! Home
Oh children, Home
Wanna go home
So here I seh, yeah!
“Africa for Africans, A home and abroad”
So man must go home, ye-ah!
Wadadle, wadaddle, wadadle, wadadle
Tell me how you feeling, wadadle
Tell me how you feeling, wadadle
Are you feeling irie, wadadle
Are you feeling upful, wadadle
Are you feeling irie, wadadle
How are you feeling… wadadle…