Groundation
Each One Teach One

Each One Teach One

Tracklist

1. Weak Heart
2. We Na Forget (Rome)
3. Wanna Know
4. Throwing Stones
5. One More Day (Live It Up)
6. Head Strong
7. If I
8. Waterfall
9. Nyabinghi Order
10. Jah Spirit
11. Each One Teach One


Weak Heart
(By Harrison Stafford & « Iron » Ryan Newman)

See the writing pon the wall
To those who think they’re fit come judge us all
But they don’t know
How my people cry Oh dear sufferah
And all and all of dem claim that it is the end yes
But they will never know
For in their heart is only gold

And what they know …
Is what dem saying is the right
While all along …
They shield themselves off from the light
But hand in hand …
We await the rising sun
We free people will unite
And come to chant them down!

It takes a weak heart to judge one another
It takes a weak heart to judge those who suffer (2X)
Wanting! Crying! Wanting! Crying!

Dream comes to me in shadows
Of a weak heart beating shallow
But you think you’re better than the best
Now you think you’re tougher than the rest
Well I’m here to tell you man you are only a Human
Not fit to judge who lives and who dies
Less you be judged by the Most High

No Weak Heart … Shall enter!
No Weak Heart … Shall enter! (2X)


We Na Forget (Rome)
(By Harrison Stafford)

You can see them in the streets everyday
Talking to everyone that they meet
Saying « It wasn’t I who brutalized your family
It must have been someone else for it was not me »
But I saw you last night looking for another fight yes
But then you turn to me and you say to me
« Oh now brother forgive me for what I have done »
Well I’m a not believing …

Rome you want forgiveness ? well We na forget Rome!
Rome you want forgiveness ? well We na forget Rome!
You who wrong my mother
Will you wrong my daughter ?
You who wrong my father will you wrong my son ?

You trot into a Israel land
Crucifying each and every man
You burn Jerusalem down
And leaving my people crying pon the ground
You taking them away as your slave
To build up your empire and downpress an other day
You think lighting a candle makes everything alright ?
2000 years forgiven in one night …

A one a dem a cus upon a dem, No I, No I, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na
One a dem cus upon a dem, Lord I, No I, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na
One a dem a cus upon a dem, Lord I, Said I
A one a dem a cus upon a dem, No I don’t, No, Na, Na, Na

Rome you want forgiveness ? well We na forget Rome!
Rome you want forgiveness ? well We na forget Rome!
You who wrong my mother
Will you wrong my daughter ?
You who wrong my father will you wrong my son ?
Rome I’ll never forget Rome I said
Rome I’ll never forget …
(Extended Lyrics)


Wanna Know
(By Marcus Urani & Harrison Stafford)

Hey Brother, hey, oh brother …
Why are you lootin’ your sister ?
All she wants is a little breadfruit from my yard
Why are you boasting I’ll never know
You’re spreading you sorrow wherever you go
I wanna know why
The road to wisdom is always marked by blood yea
Shedding your life from within
And so you think you are a warrior ?
Go on and fight your illusion battle until the end
This is what I say to you my friend

Why are you running away from your heart I say ?
Lord never feel no way
If you’re straight from yard
Why are you running away from your heart I say ?
Lord never feel no way
Even if you’re straight from yard

Oh brother no, no brother
Why are you filled with such violence ?
Don’t you know it’s pure disobediance ?
And inside your soul is only hatred
You don’t care how much it takes
For your soul to be fed
And so you say we need more fire
The fire getting too one day you’ll get burned
And now you think you are a rastaman ?
Well I guess you’ve never heard
Selassie’s speach to the nations
Oh God creation Yea


Throwing Stones
(By Harrison Stafford)

Well now it seems like so long ago
They’ve taken away my freedom taken away my soul
But from on high great wisdom can be found
They are shinning a light yes upon the ground
And this all began oh from the time of Solomon
To free the earth yea, for the benefit of one
But they’re refusing to learn
Of the healing of the nations
But we will never part no from a that time
To this time saying
A what ya wanting ? I know
Now what ya needing ? I know
Now what ya wanting ? I know
Now what ya needing ? I know, I know

Are you throwing stones in Jah lake water
Just to cool my meditation ?
Are you throwing stones in Jah lake water
Just to cool my vibration ?

Well If there’s one message I must bring to you
Love all and trust a few (2X)
I can see you swing pon a swing
A ram down the love I bring yea
And like a cup of pure water
You might want a taste but you
Don’t want a bother me

Lifting your head on top of a stone
Lifting your home your heart’s not your own
Now give me some of that gold is the truth in you
Heart but you soul knows not to worry upon I
For you’re spending your money in irration
Building all of your walls to separate from I
Deep within the earth beats the heart of salvation
For what was once green my friend
Could never be turned to gold no

So you think you could come a scolding me yea
Now so you think you could come a scolding me yea

Well now my friend tell tell I man have you
Given up again ?
Well now my friend tell I man have you come to
Given up agin ? (2X)


One More Day (Live It Up)
(By Harrison Stafford)

People if I had only one more day
I’d live my life right I would
I would find a way to love everyday,
All people as I should
And as they walk , let them talk
Let them talk about yesterday
Standing alone, mounting their sin upon sin,
With nothing within
People if I had only one more time to groove yea
People if I had only one more time to move,
I’d let my soul groove
Live It Up, Live It Up,
No you can’t (can) go on forever
Live It up, Live It up, Ya can’t (can) go on forever

People if I had only one more day
I’d live my life right I would
I would find a way to love everyday,
All people as I should
And as they walk, let them talk
Let them talk about yesterday
Dreaming alone, yes I wish the best for you,
Now what ya gonna do ?

Live it up, Live it up, you can’t (can) go on forever
Jah Jah kingdom forever


Head Strong
(By Harrison Stafford & « Iron » Ryan Newman)

What was learned from my father,
Yes I’ll teach it to my son yea
What was learned from my mother,

Yes I’ll teach it to my daughter
For you must remember my friend,
The line of history stretches far beyond we
And still we stand, time and time again
As a tribute to them

Well now tell me if there’s one
Thing that you’re wanting you got to let me know
Tell me something tell me anything
Why did they all have to go
For if there’s one thing that you’re wanting
You got to let me know
Say something, Say anything
Before I have to go, for Zion is awaiting …

Jah people in this life you got to be head strong
Head strong, Head strong
Teach the children right
Or they won’t live too long, too long, too long
Jah people in this life you got to be head strong
Head strong, Head strong
Live up in the right or you won’t live too long
Too long, Oh no, Oh no
Long time ago, our future was past and gone …

What was learned from my father,
Yes I’ll teach it to my daughter
What was learned from my mother, mother, mother
Yes I’ll teach it pon my son yea for it was them who
Say,
Don’t get mixed up in your knowledge of today
Give one a hand of corn and they die
Teach them to grow corn and you know
They will survive

Remember them oh Zion
Please remember them oh Zion
You must remember them oh Zion
You broke my heart …


If I
(By Harrison Stafford)

Hello dear people what are you waiting for yea ? Move
Yourself now and get out of door
So you say this is a price for peace
Weeping and wailing oh God, and mashing of teeth if I
were to fly, High, upon a wing of a dove now yea will
You come join me and sail away the day ?
We would see Jah fallen of the wicked man
Leaving only righteousness to stand
Rock solid pon the land

And If I were to leave tomorow
Would that make you stronger for today ?
If I were to bend down on my knees and pray
Would that make you say,
« He’s no longer a gifted soul
No he’s no longer a warrior,
He doesn’t care about the flock, no
He doesn’t even care who gets burned »
Well I’m a gonna tell you something …

Only goal, Lock I in poverty
Or to keep us down I know inna general penitentiary
Education is no where to be found
So when they jump in the water They will surely drown

If I yea, If I could I would
If I had, If I could You know I would fly away


Waterfall
(By Harrison Stafford)

Playing in Jah’s waterfall, I don’t care who call no
I’ll never be one of dem who,
Come and try to mix it up, mix it up
So them stand ans say, « we must protect our world
today »
While all of ya see the whole of Africa
And watch it turn into a desert

There was a gifted man, who never knew how to plan
For the future of all creation,
So He became a soldier man, who shot I for no reason,
Dropped bombs in a foreign land
Here on Earth They’ve wasted away their lives
Pitting I and I against one another

Well it seems they will answer
To our son and daughter in this time
But for now they say, Oh god, « Go away children, Go Away
Children, children go away ! »

Playing in Jah’s waterfall, one day it cease to fall
We’ve cut down all the trees,
And watched the animals die from diseases
I dropped down on my knees and pray Oh my Father, Take I
won’t you save us as you saved Noah, Ham, Shem and Japhet ?

Playing in Dunn’s river fall, I don’t care who call me no
For some of dem see the world, and try to escape it
Turning their back pon the land, and
Watching the mountain turn into sand
But as long as my heart beats on,
I will fight to rebuild mount Zion

There was a holy land, far beyond the ocean yea
Holding the future of all creation,
Only to vanish in a vision, that
Speaks of generation, destroying their homeland
I am crying on behalf of our children
The day must come when we will learn to live together

Playing in Jah’s waterfall … That’s all I want


Nyabinghi Order
(By Harrison Stafford)

Well your standing firm upon the distant shore
Chanting a psalm forever more
With your earthquake, lightning, and thunder
To rock the ground beneath my feet
You have given us so much yea,
And still you give more
You’re not here to sooth the physical oh no,
You’re here to sooth the soul

Yea They may bring you milk and honey
A little breadfruit for you too,
They’ll never leave you on your own…
Yes your own redemption,
Your own confrontation yes,
For your generation

Well now how can you be such a proud man
You have no land nor piece of gold
Just like the Mighty Lion, I build my home in Zion
There are many waves to drive the ocean,
Drive you off in confusion
White squall a bite, white squall a bite,
Still I sail into the east

No weak heart shall enter into the House,
Of the Nyabinghi order
No weak heart shall enter no way,
Into the Nyabinghi order
For you steal the word,
Steal the lightning from my hand
And your rolling thunder,
Steal the blood from my heart

You have thrown so many rocks upon my trail,
The time getting tough
Well I will run if I have to yea,
But I will never outrun the sun
But my heart beats on, my heart beats on,
I travel on, I travel on oh yea
What dem say ? If ya chant it to the world,
Chant it to the moon
Ya chanting your psalm atop of the moon


Jah Spirit
(By Harrison Stafford & Shawna Anderson)

Let Jah Spirit flow down
I said down now from the angel
And into your heart so you can, feel lively
But you’re standing there, watxhing Jah sun rising
Just a watching Jah moon rising
But life is for living, stepping forward in this time

Freedom’s coming so why,
Is Jah time running out on dem, again Idren?
Freedom’s coming so why,
Is Jah time running out on dem again for freedom?

Give it up! You wanna take me pon my soul
Live it up! You wanna take I rock’n’ roll
Live it up! You wanna,
You wanna skank it on your own
Give it up ! Come A, let Jah Spirit flow down, down
I said down now from the angel
Now into your heart yes, so you can feel lively
But you’re standing there watching Jah sun rising
Watching Jah moon rising, but life is for living
Step, Step, Step, Step forward in this time and …

Now rock in time, Come A, you wanna take I pon A
Now live it up, you want to, you want to,
You want to skank it pon A
Now rock in time, come A , you want to give it come A
You want the time come A, you want A, Now let A (7X)
You want, want, want, want, I know yes (2X)
Rock it, skank come, Ya want a come and dub it?
Skank it pon, you want to come and dub it?
Now down ya, now down ya, now down ya
Freedom A coming , Jah Spirit A moving
Freedom A come yes, Jah Spirit A move yes
(Extended Lyrics)


Each One Teach One
(By Harrison Stafford)

There was a plan held high up for the young ones
It says, we alone must bring the fruit out of the garden
For this is not just a sign this is our holy water,
Well now wa da da da
In a vision of fire I’ll fright until the end

So you think you are the only one, well, well, well, well
Who gave my father the strenght to cross the ocean
Lord Mother come carry your flock in for the day
Rally round, gather round, oh people in some way

Each One shall Teach One yes
Well until we reach Jah heights oh children bless
Each One shall Teach One yes
Until we reach Jah heights inna future
Each One shall Teach One yes
Yes until we reach Jah heights oh children bless
Each One shall Teach One yes
Lord until we reach Jah heights inna future

In this plan is the knowledge
Of what dwelled before man
So know your history or you will become it
Dear Mother come save your pickney
From the Philistine marching in this time
Oh Father guide them from the Babylonians

Well I man go, down by the river
Yes and I man see, our children deliver me
Well now I man go, down by the river
Yes and I man see, our children deliver me

Some may say « Oh why am I here today? »
Well if you do not know today you will tomorrow
Finding a river flowing deep, deep from within
Rally round, Gather round, everyone run come
Pass It on (Extended Lyrics)