Groundation
Here I Am

Here I Am

Tracklist

1. Run The Plan
2. Everyone Could Lose
3. So Blind
4. Time Come
5. By All Means
6. Blues Away
7. Not So Simple
8. Here I Am
9. You Can Profit
10. Beating Heart
11. Walk Upright
12. Golan To Galilee


Run The Plan
Man sees what they want to
Or they are afraid to see it
But it’s real, real as fire burning
All their once free urban cities

They run the plan to come, run the plan
They run the plan to come, run the plan
They run the plan and like the card that them deal
They shall be cast out, and some shall gain
Liberty and justice, while some will play in vain…

And some shall play the game against his heart !
Some shall play the game against him soul !
And some will be PLAY the game against us all !
Some will play the game

They run the plan to come in the ghetto
To miseducate each and every human life
Now they don’t want to pick us as if we were the losing hand
But we are not the losing hand
We are not the losing hand

They run the plan to come in a de ghetto tonight
No one laughing when they come asking for some food
Well you could count them at the door one by one
If you could lead them out of the dungeon into the sun
You could stretch out your thought on forced regions
Bread and bought and sold
Man the original source
Man is the original source

They run the plan to come inna de ghetto
To miseducate each and every human life
Now they don’t want to pick us at if we were the losing hand
But we are not the losing hand
We are not the losing

You can stay, you’re not at fault
But who can’t play must go

Oh Jah-Jah people are you ready ,
The time shall come when you will cast them out
Oh Jah people are you ready to know, to know ?

You can stay, you’re not at fault
But who can’t play must go

Can’t play ?
You can’t play ?
You can’t, you can’t, you can’t, you can’t, you can’t play
You must, you must, you must stay
Jah-Jah people, Jah-Jah people
Well this is real, this is real I am ready
This is, this is so real, I man ready, I am ready
This is real, yes I am ready, this real, Oh !

You can stay, you’re not at fault
But who can’t play must go
You can stay, you’re not at fault
But who can’t play must go


Everyone Could Lose
From a spinning fireball
Into a people who prosper
That’s why I still have this notion if everyone were true

And if everyone were true, true, true
We’d all be about Jah
That’s why I still have this notion if everyone were true

But everyone could lose
Each and everyone could lose
But I man still have this notion if everyone were true
Think of all you could be
All the possibilities
Some of them still have this notion that everyone could choose

And if everyone could choose, choose, choose
We’d all be about Jah
Oh I man still have this notion if everyone were true

But everyone could lose
Each and everyone could lose
But I man still have this notion if everyone were true


So Blind
A few simple words to say to you
A few simple words you must know
Speaking on my rival !
Speaking on my rival !

Think of WHAT you know was good
For all history must come back
You are so damn sweet
But rocking rebel talk is cheap
You say so, buy never stay
Like a rolling stone you’re always away

We got to find a way past this
Got to find a way somehow
This is not a conflict, no
There must be a way

But you are so blind, no one could ever reach you
But you are so blind, no one could ever reach you

Got to find a way past this
There’s got to be a way somehow
This is not the time or the hour
We got to make a move when against the rope

I’m trying hard, I’m tryng hard

You’ve made no offers to me, like you’re set in stone
You’ve made no difference on the record that you know

You just a shoop-doop-ba
Doop-doop-do
Shoop-doop-da
Shoop-doop-do
All in the red and you all have to go

You are so damn sweet
But rocking rebel talk is cheap
You’re so damn red
Like a rolling stone you’re always away

We got to make a move from this
There’s got to be a way somehow
This is not a conflict
There’s got to be a way

If I were not here, or if everyone could see me
I have nothing, but inside of my heart is repeating “I’m with The”

We got to find a way past this
We got to make a move somehow
This is not a conflict, no
There’s got to be a way

For it is so necessary, Jah is always with me
It is so necessary, Jah is always with my family


Time Come
You no baby boy
Open the book and raise your voice

While the sun shining
And the children smiling
A mellow lark is singing
Just like a bird them dreaming
While all the Rastaman warning
Ascending up in the mountain
For all to see, for all to see

All those lonely nights spent wondering
All those days and nights spent wondering
To join with them in song would be OUR destiny
I am not the only one

You a go learn from them
Yes you learn from them
You must learn from them
Yeah just a learn from them

Truth we shall defend onto the end
Truth we shall defend onto the very end
Your word will one day falter in this time of judgement day
Your word will one day falter in the end
When the time come you never see
When the time come you’ll never know, oh Jah glory and Jah mercy

Man I’m grateful and thankful for
All of the fathers who have come before
When we try to teach you the plan you walk away
Sign of the devil for you have gone astray

You’ll have to run, you’ll have to see
You’ll have to travel from sea to shining sea

Underneath the sun them come
Like the children of Israel through Sinai rock
Underneath the sun them come

Like the children of Israel to Zion Land

For all walkin’ talkin’ your self savior
All you children under the slave driver
We a go march for you !

All good people out there you don’t know
How much we love ans miss and need you so
But IF we should by way of the setting sun
We will one day fall down
One day fall down

Truth we shall defend onto the end
Truth you shall defend onto the very end
Your word will one day falter in this time of judgement day
Your word will one day falter in the end
When the time come you’ll never know (no, no, no)
When the time come you’ll never see, oh Jah love and Jah mercy


By All Means
By all means, by any means necessary
Oh man let it ring out in harmony
By all means, by any means necessary
Once again it’s the same old lullaby
By all means, by any means necessary
Oh, do we need a war to fight ?
I know that it’s never really going to stop
Until we see Iraq, Iraq, Iraq all around the world

By all means, by any means necessary
Oh and let it ring out in harmony
By all means, by any means necessary

Lawmaker, heartbreaker
You dealing in the darkness and think it light
Hotstepper, stargazer
We rally for food and not to fight

By all means, by any means necessary
Oh man let it ring out in harmony
By all means, by any means necessary
Though today you may hide, someday you and I,
Someday, but you are stuck in your ways
And once again we have to take shelter from the world


Blues Away
No matter what they say
It doesn’t matter what game they’ll try to play
I will wipe all my blues away
With conscious music and one love to day

I don’t want no more, this bodaration
No one could ever stop everyone from over population
Pollution already in our water stream
And say behold the land, oh the land of Iration

I man could never lose the vibrations
On the heading of the heaven’s highway
No matter what the problem they want to see
They want to see it in the youngest of their foe

That’s how we go carry this a heavy load
This heavy load for Jah-Jah
And we shall feel it mentally, but spiritually, na matter !

That’s just how I’ll stay


Not So Simple
If there is an answer for what you see
Through all our misfortunes we find it necessary

More education for the youth
Health care to comfort thee
Never abandon balanced thought
In some mask of apathy

Life is crucial you’ve always know
But the best direction is not easily shone

With no one to guide you from the start
Fame will confuse thee
Never abandoned Godliness
In this game of vanity

We were three with Nebuchadnezzar
And you too may suffer like Joseph

It’s a constant reminder
My Grandma always said
“You’ll never have to worry
No you NEVER have to fret
Things are not that bad”
As you rock that cradle
Rock that cradle

You will never, never know a failure
If you could never see what wrong you did no way
Come fire dread, come fire dread come

It’s not so simple
Don’t you know
You must have patience
Or the story goes

Eyes on Judah through the night
No faith to comfort the
All will abandon him tonight
In bold hypocrisy


Here I Am

Here I Am
Vengeance grows up from his feet tonight
How they sold some, and bought some, and won hundreds tonight
“We’ll have them all fighting like caveman tonight”
But then he takes out the ark and scattered their dreams onto seven seas
“Great and sole sun rain them with heavy rock you’ll see”
Still I man no want to see it
Here I Am, here I am, here I am, here I am, oh can you see it
Here I Am, here I am, here I am, here I am

Vengeance grows up from his feet tonight
Until it’s taken his head, locking it away and now he’s hopeless
Oh ! Great honey flow crushed by the dreams of which we fled
Still I man no want to see it
Here I Am, here I am, here I am, here I am, oh, man talk to Jah !
Here I Am, here I am, here I am, here I am, I’m alone, I’m alone Jah

Vengeance moves to cover me
Many thoughts in your head, but no unity
You’re miles away from the hands of fate
Turning everything into a big mistake
I’m walking away cause I’m not satisfied
Putting all my trouble in the Great Divide

Here I Am, here I am, here I am, can you see
Here I Am, here I am, here I am !

Vengeance moves to cover me
Many thoughts in your head, but no unity !
You might start killing down a freedom row
Fight a little battle but the win don’t show
You’re miles away as you face your sin
Like a Babel tower man your vision’s in

Here I Am, here I am, here I am, can you see that
Here I Am, here I am, here I am… here I am


You Can Profit
You can be, anything you want to be
All of yours dreams underneath the simple moon
For I know you see there is not enough
Still you try to reach the top
As they shift and thunder ROLLS away

You can, you can profit in this time
Man if you buy and sell and trade them in a war
Oh you can, you can profit in this time
Man if you buy and sell and trade them in a war
Oh just a build up the bombs and store them in a hall
And now we must raise more tax money for the war

No casualties ?
No true divine ?
They’ll be no casualties there ?
Man define your boundaries
No casualties there
Oh true divine thing

Oh you can, you can profit in this time
When you buy and sell and trade them in a war
You can, you can profit in this time
Well if you buy and sell and trade them in a war

They’ll be no casualties ?
Oh no true divine ?
They’ll be no casualties there ?
Oh define your boundaries

You can, you can, you can, you can, you can profit
Oh you can, you can, you can, you can PROFIT in this time
Rain a fall on them oh Jah
Rain a fall on them oh Jah
Rain a fall on I and I rain a fallin’


Beating Heart
Still my beating heart
Lone a gambler we
Ain’t a race at all… ain’t a race at all

And every pain that you see God let it be
And no heaven in his war, no heaven in his war

People of the Earth them fighting
Fire is building up
People of the Earth them starving
And the fire is building up

Power struggle, power struggle

How you ever gonna teach them ?
How you ever gonna teach your youth to
Buy and sell it in the war, woman and man
I bet in you you never pacified to man
Suf-suffer long against them foe
Suf-suffer long against them
When their back is against the wall they will strike, strike, strike !

Ain’t a race at all yeah
Ain’t a race at all
Still my beating heart
Sit still my beating heart
Still my beating heart…
Sit, sit, sit, sit, sit


Golan To Galilee
From Golan to Galilee
Onto Jerusalem that’s what I want to see
All love and unity stretching through creation
As far as the eye can see

I Rasta, I Rasta, I Rasta, I Rasta