Groundation
Hebron Gate

Hebron Gate

Tracklist

1. Jah Jah know
2. Babylon Rule Dem
3. Silver Tongue Show
4. Weeping Pirates
5. Picture On The Wall
6. Something More
7. Hebron
8. Freedom Taking Over
9. Undivided

9. UndividedMan n., pl. men. 1. A human being regardless of sex, race, or age, a person, 2. The human race: human kind.


 Jah Jah Know

Well now the youth man say,
« I have come a long way, between this earth and Zion »
And the warrior say,
« I too have made my way as I roll upon this rod of iron »
Now dem man go and they shall live up
But we shall stay to face this dragon war
And they shall go and dem man live up
But we shall to face this dragon war
For the Book does say,
Like the sand of the sea shores we shall lie
& the book does say the time will come when I & I shall testify
Born out of de masses, caste us into the heart of Babylon
Run upon a Mount Sinai, oh Most High come make it so

Jah Jah know, know a savior, a sit upon a old rock log
Jah, I know, know a savior, a coming from the tribe of Judah
Jah Jah know, know a savior, lie beyond a Wailing Wall
I know, know a savior, Coming from a dis a heart of dragon war

SOLO

Well now the youth man say,
« I have come a long way, between this earth and Zion »
And the warrior say,
« I too have made my way as I trot upon this rod of iron »
Now dem man go and they shall live up
But we shall stay to face this dragon war
And they shall go and dem man live up
But we shall stay to face this dragon war
Hollow de, hollow de, hollow their hearts
Hollow de, hollow their words
No we’ll never hear dem barking
Coming to dem I say, take them away to Israel
Ya call upon a Mount Sinai, oh Most High come make it so

Jah Jah know, know a savior— a coming from a true lamb Lord
Jah Jah know, know a savior— trotted from the tribe of Judah
Jah Jah know, know a savior— lie beyond a Wailing Wall
Jah Jah I know, know, know, know
Man & Man & Man & Man dem
Fighting, Jah-Jah, oh Lord could a, could a, I & I a
Fighting, Jah-Jah, dis a wailin’ on the wall, wailin’ on the wall
Fighting this a dragon war dem a
Savior to the son, a savior to the son now dis a
Man shall go shall linger, & dis a man shall go shall stumble
Dis a man shall go shall linger, dis man shall go shall stumble
Oh riding! They fighting so, they rock dem soul
De youth de man fighting, oh Jah, now dem a, oh man a
Don’t stand there waiting you’re the one (repeat)


Babylon Rule Dem
Standing so I can see them beneath the morning sky
All those who seek to climb so high
To insure the river Jordan will not run dry
All of the tears run out of the valley high
Oh a den Mesada! I fear the War’s out
Tell Father they’ve come, oh tell Mother they’ve come
Lord forgive they for they have stamped on the ocean
Oh forgive them who trampled by the way side
Lord forgive them who trot upon the ocean
Lord forgive them for all of dem a they don’t know
They sit there robbing de poor
We shall stand upon the lies they told
Rocking the boat that they stole,
Remember Babylon rule dem…Dread Iyon Dread

Dem a payaka, want to live and be so free yeah, oh lord
Now if dem want to live, if dem want to live, oh now shelter we
Oh Father they stole, another one, another country poor
Oh another one, another country poor
Well now the youth man say
Well now the Covenant say, oh the youth man say
And them a government now they don’t know
Now they don’t see Jah people don’t want to
Believe them, no more, they are deceive yes, no more
While they sit in their illusion wondering how
Babylon rule dem, rule dem

So dem, so dem man, so dem a masses have cried
And left them all out, and left them all out
To suffer inna dis a ghetto while dem trampled out
On my soul, Brought to you dem
Lepo paya, dem Lepo paya, Lepo paya gone a Ethiopia
Lepo paya, dem Lepo paya, Lepo paya gone a Ethiopia

SOLO

Standing so I can see them beneath the morning sky
Seeking to climb the ladder so high
Oh the mighty Jordan will not run dry
So our tear drop from valley to the sky
Oh they don’t know, they sit there punishing the poor
While all my brethren a lock up ‘pon the floor
Give us our justice and we will seek no more
Remember Babylon Rule dem…Dread Iyon Dread
Dem a payaka, want to live and be so free, oh lord
Man if ya want to live, oh now shelter we
Oh dear Mother and Father come look at me,
Flying so peacefully
Oh now de, now de Father come run upon the I-shed
Oh dear Sistren come upon the ocean
Oh my Idren run upon the I-shed
Oh dear Sistren run upon a dey don’t know
Now they don’t see Jah people don’t want to
Believe them, no more, they are deceive yes, no more
While they sit in their illusion wondering how
Oh Babylon rule dem, rule dem


Silver Tongue Show
Spit fire like dragon, thinking them can escape
The works of William Gordon
Dem fire as Judas come, thinking them can ride on
The words of Marcus Garvey
(oh man de were) Filling up our heads with visions
while it’s our souls on which they bargain
Live as they all live, blind as they are blind
They’ll never know that, for this here price,
Whe shall give our lives to them
Now did ya, did ya see dem ride into the war
Gone so long they call out the one
Son I’m here for you they trapped him to belong,
When they were all
Standing at the foot of the mountain as we tried to

Warn them of Jah Jah, we warn them
Still they come with their silver tongue show
Yes, and we chant them oh Rasta, we chant them
They man come with their silver tongue show
(God man say) You’re just a string in the puppet show

Spit fire like dragon, thinking them can escape
The works of Mohandis Gandhi
Spit fire as Judas come, thinking them can destroy
The words of Bantu Biko
(oh man de were) Filling up our heads with visions
While it’s our souls ‘pon which they bargain
Oh the crisis de man light, the fittest de man fight,
They ‘ll never know that
For this here price, we shall give our lives to them
Now did ya, did ya see dem ride into the war
Conquered us so long they hold their head up high
As them pray on the poor and juvenile
When they were all standing at the foot of the mountain

As we tried to warn them oh Jah Jah, we warn them
Still they come with their silver tongue show
Yes, and we chant them oh Rasta, we chant them
They man come with their silver tongue show
Chant them down, chant them down no they’ll never know

SOLO

Warn them oh Jah Jah, we warn them
Still they come with their silver tongue show
Yes, and we chant them oh Rasta, we chant them
They man come with their silver tongue show
(God man say) You’re just a string in the puppet show


Weeping Pirates
To all those weeping pirates
Oh your words shall fall on deaf ears now
For we hear Mount Zion caliing dem, higher to the world
And those words were spoken softly
Of a dragon which conquers my soul


Picture On The Wall
Yes I want back the picture that hangs on your wall
For where once the sun rose now night falls
Some may say oh what a blue sky in sight
Well now out of the distance I see lightning strike
I could nver hide them, hide them all
I will never fear them, fear them all
For there shall come a new light shinning in this here dark life
For the Most High dwells with man tonight

See the fountain of Eden Flow
Was born out of the heart of man
Who could not see them as they pray on them
Just as war fell upon our land, I do not understand
For who Jah choose is why I, I, I and I & I
Shall bring forth theses axes freeing us out of bondage
And we could finally rest our weary souls
In which we fight these holy wars
Jah, Jah, knows it’s true, in everything that we do
Oh, Jah knows it’s true, La da da da

SOLO

I want to roll, want to hide, want to drift away
Beyond these bombs, beyond these walls,
Beyond these hypocrites
Oh, but I will never right them, right them all
I will never fear them, fear them all
Oh there shall come a new light shinning in this here dark life
For the Most High dwells with I tonight
Down in the valley of Johannesburg cry
Echoes of the tears shed for life
While they refuse to hear they pray on them
Just as war fell upon our land, I do not understand
For who Jah choose is why I, I I and I & I
Shall bring forth these axes freeing us out of bondage
And we could finally rest our weary souls
In which we fight these holy wars

See dem as they come to dis a paradise
We shall know them who have come to service pon the right
I man see them as they try to take dem paradise
I know dem who have come to hide their
Hearts beneath these lies, La da da da
And this is all, I’ve seen today, yes this all I’ve seen today


Something More
Behold the night sky brings us a new star today
Catch it before it passes away
For all those thought wise become fools today
Rally round the table so I man can pray
Oh myself at peace, with my heart, and soul, and livity
Only to reveal finally the source of
Dreams of wars, dreams of war, dreams of wars
I know Jah, oh dem thought I warrior
Oh dem thought I warrior, they thought I warrior

Don’t blame the Ites, for what your eyes can’t see
Don’t blame the people who gather themselves by the shore
Seeking something more, to hang on their lives unto
If they can see the light why can’t you see
The truth is not what it may seem to be
While all of them a holler at we
For so long, oh so long. Here so very long, oh so long
Oh long, oh long, oh long (2X)
Oh light of creation shine down inna this time
Only to find man who fight against man
With their holy words and a holy thoughts and a
Dem a stumble pon a dis a war to come well now
Don’t blame the Ites, for what your eyes can see
Don’t blame the children who gather themselves by the shore
Seeking something more

SOLO

Oh light of creation shine down inna this time
Only to find man who fight against man
With their holy words and their holy thoughts and a
Dem a stumble ‘pon a dis a war to come well now
Don’t blame the Ites, for what your eyes can’t see
Don’t blame the people, who gather themselves by the shore
Seeking something: Now don’t stamp ‘pon the elders
For what is the truth I cannot see: Don’t blame the children
Who gather themselves by the shore seeking something more


Hebron
Chant them, a chant them, chant them
Chant them, a chant them, they are wrong
Move them, a move them, move dem
Move dem, a move dem, they are wrong
Hide them, a hide them, hide them
Hide them, a hide them, oh the Young Tree
Ride them, a ride them, ride them
Ride them, a ride them, they are wrong
Babylon run de hot fire, de man chased us away from Africa
& deep in their hearts, dem try & taking it away from Jah
Born out a vampire

Chant them, a chant them, chant them
Chant them, a chant them, they are wrong
Move them, a move them, move dem
Move dem, a move dem, they are wrong
Hide them, a hide them, hide them
Hide them, a hide them, oh the Young Tree
Ride them, a ride them, ride them
Ride them, a ride them, they are wrong
Babylon run de hot fire, de man chased us away from Africa
& deep in their hearts, dem try & taking it away from Jah
Born out a vampire

SOLO

So them come at night to steal your sight
Wondering and taking all the gold
We shall hide them holy Young Tree now
Chanting them and showing them the light
Babylon run de hot fire, de man chased us away from Africa
& deep in their hearts, dem try & taking it away from Jah
Born out a vampire, taking it away from Jah
Born out a vampire


Freedom Taking Over
Zion, dreaming from an Iron gate
Dragon, fire ago burn dem all
Jah gonna start this revolution

The light struck the night,
Too indiscipline a battle dem fight
Walk and talk they steal, mash dem down we will
With the strenght of a lion stand still
Iya, Iya war today, oh still I hear war today-ay-ay
The youth dem call upon the elders of which we seek after
The Congo Man a chanting, oh dem Congo Man a chant…

Oh the youth dem know, but what they cannot see
Is how dem use to laugh, and then kick upon we
Oh all all the youth don’t know, of all those tears we cry
Yes of this Rastaman life, oh of this Rastaman life
And you can hear them shouting changes
From out of the minds and thoughts of our children
Here in desolate places

Oh we give thanks and praises to dem elders
For the guidance we are after
Oh we give thanks and praises to dem elders
For unto them we know that
No one shall stand alone tonight
Shall run, run tonight, shall stand alone tonight
Shall run, run, tonight
Long before this war we use to cry and use to lie in bed
With visions of fire running red,
And so we call upon these elders instead
Don Carlos at the control

Wo yeah! Wo yeah! Now (4x)
See them come up along the road, oh I can see them
Some walk by day and some stalk by night
Oh Rastafari shall greet them in the end
And so de man run up so long, so long, Oh Lord!
Beaten dem down, shootin’ dem down
Oh it’s a poor man’s battle for the youth man stalk
And the rich dem run away
Seems like de don’t know dem right from wrong
But I see the youth will fight tonight, wow
Look how they jump, and shriek and moan
For natty coming over: Oh freedom taking over


Undivided
So they want to burn up Zion-Gate, the entrance to my home
Lock us inna foreign country- inna modern day ghetto
And it’s we dem a rob- upon our heads them a
Oh if them need a pot at rain time- it’s you them utilize
you them criticize, you dem scandalize
you dem use again, you de man call friend
And if that man should fall-upon the ocean they will call
All Jah’s musicians- in Irration
To all those heroes dem cannot enter into the gardens of life
No thou shall not enter into the garden of life

So they want to teach young lions- yeah, with them bag of lies
They’ve take my heart and soul- they trade a mountain of gold
Inna a dis a feeling home- All a dem man, dem haffe go, uh-oh
uh-oh, man haffe go- oh my Idren should have known
Who a dem a dep up in I yard?- who may take my soul
And who a left a dem a gate open- go on in, what I say
All of dem may take my yard- and all that they take they owe
But still they want to be angels- so man say
To all those heroes no them cannot enter into the gardens of life
No them cannot enter into the garden of

Life… Well is there a hero among ya?
No, not today, and not by tomorrow
They’re servicing the highest kingdom of Babylon
No man seems to know… For this is a silent war.
How could they know?

So they want to burn up Zion- Gate–panya de man
So block headed they don’t know and if so they
Can’t see Jah mount Zion, Iron sharpen Iron
And they build a road block in I man town
Hold dem up in country- Hold them up in Tivoli- I man say
We a de, chant a de, Iya call! Jah-Jah will answer
We a de, chant a de, dem a call! Jah-Jah will answer
We a de, never gwan, pass away! Jah-Jah shall guide you
And to all those heroes them cannot enter into the valley of life
No thou shall not enter into the garden of life

SOLO
Gonna rock dem rock dem all, Gonna beat dem beat dem all

Now the war is over children, and we shall go onto
Now the war is over people, and we shall live on, give on (3X)
Inna a dis, a dis a jungle Idren, inna dis a, dis a foreign land yall
Across the oceans we shall stand
United, undivided, undivided, still united
Oh lord we shall, we shall trot on, we shall trot on yes
On, and on and on yes we shall, we shall, we shall …