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1. Take The Night
2. Ya Better Rally
3. The Bounty
4. Warrior Sound
5. Battling Within
6. Red Rose
7. Coolin’I
8. Brown Stew Fish
9.Rock In Place
10. Horse Dance


Take The Night

 

Alright Jah say
Next one who steps to me
No one could take the fight
What ya say Horse take the night


Ya Better Rally

 

Today’s my soul’s crying out to them
Surrender you hearts and garment to you my friend Broken by the tear drops which have fallen down From the sky, man just chant oh Lord

Broken your back rocksteady my friendly foe, oh yes It’s you against I from head to toe, which way you go?
You are gone, you are gone again, my friend, oh yes You were lonely then, but now you have many of them Many of them are called, but few shall be chosen they say Run come rally round the gates of Rastaman, what yall say Jah! Ha-ha

But when the fire come, fire come, better rally round the flag come, flag come, Iya Fire come, gonna come, when the rally come fe fight dem, fight dem, Oh Fight come, gonna come, a when the rally come fe fight dem, fight dem, Oh Fight come, a come, a when the rally come fe fight dem fight dem

Well, well, well, well
Why are you weeping so my friend?
Ya better calm down ya better call again I wonder why, why freedom is not mine But inside them a rock and a roll for trade I will, I will trade you my gold for silver And I will trade you my heart for love But inside they come to meet dem a fighting soul Why, children all a go, go As it were on to you my bredren for you, for you, for you, for you Are you a crazy man? I man a dutty soldier see Rocking forever while bredren a go astray (what yall say, we a fight dem)

We a go fight dem, a dem a when the rally come fe fight dem, fight dem oh Fight dem, fight dem, a when the rally come fe fight dem, fight dem Oh Fire come, a come, a when the rally come fe fight dem, fight dem, oh Fight dem, a come, a when the rally come fe fight dem, fight dem, oh

Oh yeah
Oh…What you say Will?

My crime, these tears I cry
Oh Lord I crime, these tears I cry
Like a waterfall, these tears I know
Like a waterfall, these tears I know
These tears I know


The Bounty

Like in the story of Jezebel
We’ll have them bounty…might as well
No food to eat no want to be in the ghetto No bed for sleep nothing to rally around so far

So long you live and so far you fly!
You better get your search out for I, you better get it for I Look like a super star flying high, soldier for Rabbi

(Bridge)
For my space on the hemispheres
I shall play music for the love of it!
And the crimes have brought to those
Believe me what they have stole, they shall owe!


Warrior Sound

Ites is love, and it is free yeah
And your sow, ya hear from dem yeah
Ites is love, and this is free
Onto the psalm I will sing eventually

I owe, Jah today
On atop the mountain Rasta say
Ya better, better cool it, cool it man
A Cool it, cool it man or are you afraid?

We were once sitting in the darkness with a stone!
With no flashlight, no nightlight, nor lightning, him alone!
But be not afraid of the dragon that sleep up in the darkness of the night Live your life right until the day spark with daylight!
Hide amongst the hills and the valleys
Up root your soul you might a swim yeah
Ya haffe roll, ya haffe sweat
Ya better chant a psalm to bed my friend Iyo! Rolla Iyo! man yo Jah yeah

Once there was a prophet who stands upon a magic carpet Telling psalms that tell of glory, telling them of futures and other stories Of lightning striking by the hills at night And all children see no one fuss and no one shall be fighting

Rally upon your heart
Sweat it for years man joker’s talk my friends

Roll! Oh! Jordan River haffe flow man
Roll! Wayasay Will Jah, come on bass!
Me na say? Oh Lord yeah, we a warrior!

Warrior sound yeah!
Big up, up, up, big, up, up, ya warrior sound yeah!
Big up, up, up, big up, up, up warrior sound yeah!

Talk to Jah…

Oh high seas they call me
No where to spend the night
Oh high seas they are calling
I see it’s my time too

We love, love! We love, love! (2x)

Haffe, haffe, haffe go, my friend you
Haffe, haffe, haffe, haffe go

Boom Baff ! It redder, it redder (3x)
Boom Baff! Rainfall brimstone from the sky Still the Babylonian man wonder why Time dread. Man, time is dread Rastafari said Big up pon warrior self

You’re a bad man Will, stuck in a badman town (2x) tonight Dem a just a badman town tonight (repeat)


Battling Within

Iyo! Iyo
Iyo! Iyo
How good it is to see all my brethren in love and unity Love like a shinning wind, brighter than the storm battling within And that’s how I see it today, and that’s why I must go away And that’s how I see it today, and that’s why the Lion will never go astray I feel it everyday

I give Jah thanks for the music of the Rastaman soldier I give thanks for the sound of the drum yes!
Binghiman a chant so Iya dread
Iyaman a chant so lion red
Oh I just a, I just a feel, feel so, uh, oh, uh I just a want, to let ya know

Carry yourselves out of the gutter plantation and mourn Jah Right by Jordan River Sun – Moon – I too Sunlight I heed the sun rising in the morning Jah I feel the top of the Old Sepulcher Jah

Ya better light my way
Binghiman a light my way
Binghiman a light my way
I am not frightened of the war!
Gwan let him, let him, let him bawl

This is a cry for me
This is a cry for me
For my little pickney who will not grow, old enough to see The lack of the communication of the older generations who were blind to see They are blind you see, you are blind you see You’re not blind, you can see How I long to see How I long to see How I long to see And that’s how it looks to me


Red Rose

Come in clean hearted son
The damage has already been (done)
Hold up your heart long as you live another one come All that you breath, all them cultural vibes you see

My tear drops fallen in the sun so set it sweat them call it Reggae Chant forces for no reason!

Them tears we’ve cried, so why must we be helpless in the daylight?
Them friend or foe? You’ve come already but you don’t know.

It’s real, real start!
It’s sad, sad to see them
But I don’t want to be there
I want to be a friend to them

Be not afraid of Jacob’s wars
For I was there when the thunder, rain fall, when the… Jerusalem valley used to be spring with fire red, red, red, red, red, red, red, red, rock And all the tiers in the trees were ripped clean of bark

What! Shadows survive me
I! Still man ghetto war
What! Ghetto man fighting
I! Still man ghetto war

Flames spark, flames spark, flames spark, flames spark is this a fire or just a spark?

Combat yourself, carry to the lion
Combat yourself, carry to the heathen (2x) go!

Red rose I put it in my pocket
Red rose I put it pon a capital
Red rose I put it in ya pocket
Red rose…


Coolin’I

Like a sling-shot in the ghettos
Man rain fall free
Like a wind so sharp, so sounding lovely Your voice is to me, ha But you want them, ya want dem soul, ah Young girl!
Ya coolin’ I, coolin’ I heart
Girl you’re coolin’ I, you’re coolin’ I heart Young girl you’re coolin’ I, coolin’ I heart Yeah your coolin’ I, coolin’ I heart

Back down Orange Street
That’s where all the boys them used to meet Simmer down! So, so, so slow Gonna make reggae music Gonna make reggae music explode, somebody say!
Look like ya come up for some dreadlock soul!
Look like ya want to hold me, but ya na leggo!
And if ya sulk ya sulk and bark ya bark
But in the night time you stay sweat and lovely girl, but ha-ha oh Lord Young Girl!
Ya coolin’ I, coolin’ I heart
Girl you’re coolin’ I, you’re coolin’ I heart Looks like to me you’re coolin’ I, you’re coolin’ I heart Girl you’re coolin’ I, you’re coolin’ I heart

Back up ya street and block off the road Along old Sampson Street Holding your heart so steady, so ready, so dready, so ready, so dready so Look like you want ta, want ta, want ta meet a dutty soul, but Jah

Young Girl!
Man ya coolin’ I, coolin’ I heart
Girl you’re coolin’ I, you’re coolin’ I heart Why must you go so coolin’ I, you’re coolin’ I heart Girl you’re coolin’ I, you’re coolin’ I heart

These tears I cry they’re for me
These tears I cry are for me now
Shine like a rainbow when the sun come around Point at an eagle in the painting when they come to seek our moral, oh!

Young Girl!
Ya coolin’ I, coolin’ I heart
You’re coolin’ I, coolin’ I heart
Why must you coolin’ I, coolin’ I heart
Young girl coolin’ I, you’re coolin’ I heart

You’re coolin’ I, coolin’ I heart (4x)
So sounds so dread so 4x
You’re coolin’ I


Rock In Place

Look into my soul, and tear them apart
Chase them away, ya broken my talk
But here in my space, I develop my thought I’ll be a rock in place, talk so slow But Jah-Jah-Jah-Jah gonna ride-ride Upon the windstorm of your love Jah-Jah gonna fly high pon a broken chair

All of dem heathen must beware some a dem gwan south some a dem gwan Hell Look at what foretold broken sky up into space Broken up Mount Taurus rock in place!

Rock in place a rock in place oh (2x)

(Rhodes Solo)

Are you gonna feel tonight
Are you gonna rock, are you gonna play it alright Are you gonna feel the bump up in the road Ya better turn right before you dut in hole I read upon story, Jah chant it for life!
I read upon story, Some a dem, a some a dem

Call I some a dem a rob I soul
Robber, robber, a robber
Some a dem call dem na feel dem so
Robber, robber, robber, robber
Whoo!
Some one better tell ya
We use to flash them with thunder.


Horse Dance

No matter what the people say
I and I lead the way, real Dancehall way Ready, tape rolling…

Horse…

Born in Kingston Jamaica yeah
Way down in the ghetto ya know yeah
Where life is hard ya know…see what I mean

This is roots, this is the roots…

And this is Rockers, yo
And this is the rockers man, yo
This is the Rocker’s man
The Rockers man, yeah

A me a rub you a me a dub you, yo
Bring ya girl come mek me rub a dub
Bring a girl come mek we rub a dub (2x)

Dub you…

Call me…Horsemouth
Number…

You mustn’t think cause they call me horse me a fool yeah, yeah, yeah Horsemouth mean the truth ya know, Horsemouth mean the truth When you hear it coming from the horse’s mouth it’s the truth

Ha-ha-ha-ha

Horse

Ya never hear about my brethren named Willow, yo Big up the man called Willow on guitar playing Professor Harrison ya know, yo My big bad bassman named Ryan, yo Marcus!!!

Call me…

Jah!!! Rastafari
Give thanks and praise to His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I Jah Rastafari, yo

Call me…

Yo when it come around horse’s mouth
You see love, unity, vibration, Rastafari 
This is a Groundation.