Groundation
Building An Ark

Building An Ark

Tracklist

1. Bulding an Ark
2. Humility
3. Be That Way
4. Payaka Way
5. Merry-go-round
6. The Dreamer
7. Who Is Gonna
8. Keep It Up
9. Daniel
10. Sunlight Reflections


Building an Ark
You know whats right
You’ve known for a while
Oh I’ve got dreams to tell
Dreams of you and no one else

They were wrong to think this could make you satisfied
For me it’s just a silhouette of what could be greater still
One by one we’ve come to grow old together
And I still have such life to fulfill
But it is so lonely, without you by my side

I’m building an ark tonight
I hope we are ready
We’re nowhere near this last breath
Time to rocksteady
I’m building an ark tonight
Will we be ready?

I’m aware that this life line one day lets you down

I’m building an ark tonight
Will we be ready?
Gotta get through this night
I hope we are ready

I’m aware that at the right time one day you’ll be back

We’re building an ark tonight
Gotta be ready

They know me, they know me better than myself
Like a window wanting to bring in the light
Lonely me, I alone can ring memory
Feels so real like yesterday
When captured by the sea was the sun


Humility
Time has slipped away
Oh look at all the years gone by
You say I may have lost my way
Oh but I am on my way to there

Oh lift up your eyes and see, your humility
Go on lift your eyes and see, your humility

You digging pits in my way to go?
You will meet them in the way you’re going too
You digging pits in my way to go?
Well you will meet them in the way you’re going too

Oh lift up your head and wonder why
You are the only one to carry
A heart of stone throughout your life
It’s time for you to find your way

Your mind again
To be back in your world again
To be back in your mind again
Just to be back in your world again

Ya chant it freely
Rock it slowly
Dance it wildly
Some will take it lightly
But they’ll see, they’ll see

Rebel, rebel, rebel
Who’s not from this earth
Cannot free this earth a true
Rebel, rebel, rebel, rebel, rebel
I’m not on this earth for you

No one seize up your hiding places
Where every now and then you come to study the basics
When one looks into this system of men
We are ruled by the knife and we are fooled by the pen

Oh lift your eyes and see, your humility
Go on lift your head and wonder why, you are the only one
Oh lift your eyes and see, your humility
Go on lift your head and know, your not the only one

Rock it, rock it, man still hold the pace
Everyone’s talking how they’ve all lost their base
No one looks like they are still from this land
Everyone thinks they are new on this island

Watch, watch, watch, what they do
Watch, watch, watch, watch what they do to you
Watch, watch, watch, watch what they do, what they do
Watch, watch, watch, watch what they do

I want you to see, I want you to know
This must be the case, you got to be sure
If you want to be real, you must lead the show
This is the only way, this is the only road

Oh lift up your eyes and see, your humility
Go on lift your head and wonder why, why am I the only one
Oh lift up your eyes and see, your humility
Go on lift your head and wonder, how am I the only one

I am the only one
No don’t tell me that again


Be That Way
The more things changes the more they stay the same
Don’t ask me why it’s just how them play the game
The less dem give is the more dem take away
Don’t ask me why it’s just how dem always stay

Always gonna be that way? always gonna be this way?

Do you know the story of Jesus and Judas
Do you know the story of Cesar and Brutus
Do you know the story of Yitzhak and Yigal
Do you know the story of Gandhi and Godse

Always gonna be this way? always gonna be this way?
Always gonna be this way always gonna be that way?

It come down on your head man you’ll see yourself
Ya na need to know, you like your role
And so your hour stay—tick-talkin away

Your love of fantasy is the reason for your demise
And in my hour with the let there be no question of my design
For us to elevate it will take all of you and I
Oh let this stand not weak but strong like a lion pride

Always gonna be this way? always gonna be this way?

Forming earth, wind, water, and fire
We will rise together, and take it forward
For we are forward people

Noah, no time to pretend
Send the ark back for your friends again
Ring alarm, ring the hell out alarm
Calling through the canyons for the
Ring out, ring out, ring out to all you warriors
Fighting, fighting to be free
Mountains of cost increases make things seem falling down
To make more money on poor countries later

Would I, knowing that is the plan
Ever come to pass it on?
No sir, so tell me right now
It’s not this play that I came for

Noah if you were stumbling
I would help you back on your feet again
But a race horse, don’t treat me that way
I’m not a race horse that you can call
Pass on,pass on all those qualities
For everyone, everyone to be free
Still Mountains of cost increases make things seem falling down
To make big money on poor countries later

Would I? Tell me right now
Come to pass it on
Tell me governing man
What is this old system based on?


Payaka Way
Oh it seems in life, we have lost the way
Seems they’ll be no more hope on earth
As it were for you this day

Is it so wrong for me to write a song for them?
Is it too late for us to write the wrong’s of men?
But me? I believe it is not too late for me
I believe it is not too late for me
Not too late for me, too late for me

When I talk of payaka-yaka way
I mean those who are going astray
Down payaka-yaka way, don’t go that way

Slowly but surly we’re getting there
Step by step and brick by brick
Just like Noah and the great reset of man
Two by sea and two by the land

Trying to capture dem, trying to save them
To raise them, commemorate them, to lift dem up

It seems in life, we have lost the way
Oh is there be no more spirit on earth
For you or for me to sail away, sail away
My life, I have lost the way
Seems like they’ll be no more light
For you or for me today

Is it so wrong for me to write a song for them?
Is it too late for us to write the wrong’s of men?
But me? I believe it is not too late for me
I believe it is not too late for me
Not too late for me, too late for me

When I talk of payaka-yaka way
I mean those who are going astray
Down payaka-yaka way, don’t go that way, no

Slowly but surely we’re getting there
Jah-Jah Slowly but surely
We are getting there
Robert Mugabe lead the people dem astray
Bruce you know you lead the people dem astray
Down payaka-yaka way, don’t go that way
Down payaka-yaka way, no we’re not going that way

Leading them to confusion
Could never be a way to give direction
You show them no affection / Promises that you don’t fulfill
The only way to break them to your will?

Money
Recession you can feel is all about money
So much pressure you can’t deal it is all about money
Oppression of the poor it is all about money
The rich is getting richer still they want more
Money
Misleading our youth it is all about money
Telling you to shoot it is all about money
I’m telling you the truth it is all about money
Money money ho ooh oh
So if it seems in life, you have lost your way
Remember that there is no hope on earth
For them to stop Jah way, the right way

Is it so wrong for me to write my song for them?
Is it too late for us to write the wrong’s of men?
But me? I believe it is not too late for me
I believe it is not too late for me
I believe it is not to late, too late, too late for me


Merry-go-round
Power’s pull, lure as the devil’s sunshine
Sparkled in an earthly glow
What did our old friend Columbus do for you?
Still we celebrating his birth today
Ask them why we celebrate
Don’t celebrate on my request
For all pirates fall down in the end
For fear of the Lord weighs heavy upon them
They cannot maintain, no they shall not remain
And so…

Flames burn hot and red, a fierce fire for them
No. I want this, No
But if it must be it must be
I can’t stop you from hating if you want to hate I, I
Rocking Rebel this I am yeah
You want to come at me?
Come at me with your gun
I, know, fire rain will fall down to the earth
Causing paralyzation, such a spell could never be undone
Oh

So if there’s one way, my way
One way, my way
You’ve got to learn to choose
Will you be a friend or enemy?
For sun rays light my path I go walking through the night
Let’s go, so let’s go
Believe you me
Merry this a merry-go-round I ain’t
But I don’t lose sleep
For the pressure you feel is getting stronger not weak
And you are getting older now, we are all getting older
Iya wo

Oh I ain’t telling you no story this is how it a go be
I ain’t telling you no story man you wonder why we stray
Ain’t telling you no story this is how it a go be
Ain’t telling you no story man and now you a go beg
May the sun or the moon shine come to / Brighten up your day and night / Rock it in the day or night


The Dreamer
Sun rays find me in the morning time
I go out to the field to try and earn my bread
Alone I am the dreamer
In search of a lost and broken melody
A song filled with longing
For this my love I will sing forevermore

As a cowboy I come riding my golden chariot
Searching for a sound circling somewhere in the sky
I believe in the day and the dawning
Yes I believe in this world still so
And with all of these years I have learned through trials
To be in company with you is like a dream

What I have learned from my days and nights as a dreamer
Is what I hope to pass on to my friends and family
It’s wisdom, courage, and pride that sustains me
Searching for something true, for something great
For something new / In my heart I’ve lived through happiness
A world of birds and songs singing for me

So it was written down in the books of all the nations
That we will judged for our works here on planet earth
So plant your seed and teach your children of all unseen
For we have not lost sight of the dream
No we have not lost sight of the dream oh no


Who Is Gonna
Who is gonna run them?
Those who seek to carry us far away, will fade away
But for those who live upright, and dance all night
We still celebrating equal rights

Them a walk and a talk, them running to our ark
Dem a sing them song, dem a beat them drum
And a dance them a dance them dance
I’ll pray for them on Judgement Day
Them a fling dem stone them a fight dem fight
The wicked them waan come clash
But inna Babylon fire, I’m chanting for an open space

Chanting from an open space
Chanting from this peaceful place
In this garden alone, love will be our home
Father we’ll survive, even against the greatest foe

Man let him go, let him go, let him
let him be free yeah
Strengthen his goal from the first contact
He said he was too young to fight to live another day and night without the want of money
So it seems, we’ve got so far to reach
Oh let him find let him find after so long
That we will not retreat and say
Break this door down, we’re coming in

Time will come to show them
Here on earth they can no longer stay
I ask everyday, “what will be there?”
To comfort me in times of great doom when I need a shelter

Them a walk and a talk, them running to our ark
Dem a sing them song, dem a beat them drum
And a dance them a dance them dance
I pray for them on Judgement Day
Them a fling dem stone them a fight dem fight
The wicked them waan come clash
But inna Babylon fire, we’re chanting for an open space

Chanting from an open space
Chanting from an up-full race
In this garden alone, love will be our home
Father we’ll survive, even against the greatest foe


Keep It Up
You taught us wrong you taught us right
You told us black and then said white
What would we do if it weren’t for you?
You told us this, you told us that
You gave us rights can’t take them back
What would we do if it weren’t for you?

We’re not expendable don’t you try to break us down
What would you do? what would it prove?
We gonna win, you gonna to lose
There’s no escaping what’s about to go down
What would you do? what would it prove?

So if your feeling down keep it up
Just keep it up yeah, right around
Now don’t you take it wrong, take it right
Just take it right and it will turn right around
Spinning spinning so

The constant time wheel to buy more corn meal
Puts pressure on our backs everyday
So when you take a stalk
Looks like the value, the value dissolve
And with the prices lifted the weight seems shifted
Everybody ready for the show
But when the game just start
Look like them fumble dem, fumble dem ball yeah

This is your child dream, there’s no one to straighten up your bed
You are meek and poor who’s gonna pay the cost of your living?
No child dream there’s no one to stay and guard your head
You are weak and poor who’s gonna

Oh don’t you take this wrong
Take it right, just take it right yeah and it will turn
Right around, it will turn, it will turn
Man prove me wrong, do it right
Just do it right yeah, right around

Your heart is breaking, there’s no one to straighten your bed
You are meek and poor no one’s here to straighten your day
No child dream there’s no one to stay and guard your head
You are weak and poor who’s gonna pay

Oh don’t you take this wrong
Take it right, just take it right yeah
And it will turn right around, well if you’re proven wrong
Take it right, just take it right yeah
And it will turn right around, it will turn, it will turn
Don’t you take this wrong
Take it right, just take it right yeah, right around


Daniel
Life is hard on the day you go on
Cross this bridge and take it out of here
Know yourselves in terms of light years
Leaving your mark, taking it slow

Singing, singing a song for them to reap and reign
We were planting, planting a seed for them to grow one day
He was writing, writing, writing a spell and it’s still on we
Chanting, chanting out to space but they won’t catch me

Just like Daniel heading out of the lion’s den
When all of his bredrin they all left him for dead

A thousand degrees and it’s gonna get hotter
Who ever thought this battle would be a slaughter house
Where the people rather turn away than see
Happiness is lost, speechless in fear

We were ringing, ringing alarm for them and they awoke angry
Fighting, fighting revolutionary battle still gonna see
We were all flying high, on a super vibe
We were all soaring free the way life should be

Just like Daniel heading straight out of the lion’s den
When all of his bredrin they all left him for dead

He never did talk so people thought him a coward
But he would speak when the final hour drew near
Only three months left to go
Killing your thought, breaking bone

We were singing singing a song for them to rock this place
Chanting, chanting out to them who gonna rule one day
See them casting, casting their spell and it’s still on we
Sending, sending out to space, but they won’t catch me

Just like Daniel heading out of his lion’s den
When all of his bredrin they all left him for dead


Sun Light Reflection
What if this great light that shines down upon me
Is but the sun light’s reflection on the moon?
And what if our history
Is but the endless struggle of wolves and sheep?
And that worries me