Groundation
Upon The Bridge

Upon The Bridge

Tracklist

1. What Could Have Been
2. Down
3. Me Na In De
4. Ratant Crow
5. Nonbelievers
6. Upon the Bridge
7. Used to Laugh
8. Fight All You Can
9. Mighty Souls
10. Sleeping Bag-o-wire
11. The Seesaw

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What Could Have Been
What could have been the first moment in… my destiny yeah
What could have been the first trumpet in… sing a song my bredren
What if it could be the first crying in the wilderness was love…I’ll defend

But, but, but, but which one of them?
Which, which, which, which one of dem a leave Jah?
But, But, But them a gonna fall…
let, Jah, Jah, come right in and lead them in-in to the
Ites, Ites, Dream, Dream
Look upon him sufferah
Dream, dream upon them, upon them, upon them
Let’s exalt Jah, and live them for Zion and a go
Preach dem, preach dem, preach dem, preach one a de day, day man, man
For tonight we’re coming for ya…Culturally speaking

Oh but I love them…and they do too!
Man look upon the sky…lead them into war
Some a dem a call out to say man
You do to, be true, positive energy man
Be true, be true, the Lion a destiny
Man don’t be afraid, I’ve been here before
Man a go way an ya, culturally we fear man’s soul

But then the lightning, strike, street
Born again, born again…I man sufferah

I man sufferah…

live in the sky…

Jah know, Jah know, Jah know, Jah know, oh yeah

Come to see, what they really do not want them to see
Visions in the night them reach for the blind man
Tell in the sky man this is love
Live again then Jah
They say I come from the land of E-the-o-pia!
Conquerors …Sufferahs…Vampire!

Unto the great moon in the sky
Why must you treat him like a rotten I sufferah!?

Live again oh Lord

Burn, burn, burn, I, I fear, I, I, I, disappear
Into the discipline that joins us today
But I, I, I, come today, come, come Jah today
I feel it right on top, onto the pit of my soul…

Jah deliver them soul!
We’ll try to suffer this road!
Jah deliver them souls!
Oh I will suffer this road!

See them fall-all-all see them falling way tonight
So you can see the bright – bright – bright souls
And the righteous yeah….yeah…oh but the righteous yeah?
Man but the righteous yeah?


Down
Down upon our souls we will ride
And it serves you right to build your kingdom in the sky
I man na lie, what a lullaby you sing to a young man so

Man down, way down, down upon our head and his soul
It was just a thought in the air, like something planted in the atmosphere, my dear
Oh my suffer loss is real

Oh why, why, why must we be shackled on ya
We were treated like a number and talked to like a fool
You better ascend before you’re gone for so long

And the wind blow I man got to carry the soul of the waterfall
We’re still so powerful my friends, you have got nothing to fear, nuclear
Oh the mighty stone building across them land

But the higher they build man try to fly over world
Man breaking their heart and so taking their head as them goal, man I pray
Still dey man champion so I, I, I, ring a man bone

But they throw rock, rock, rock, rock, rock stone Jah messenger down
Oh man erase them with wit and anger, like it was a joke, that that man say
Oh my suffer loss is real…

What a rocky man road…
But we shall embrace our souls against them
I mean don’t let another day, go by…
Down upon our souls we will ride


Me Na In De
Great Jah bless the day… and the night
Upon the world they use to fight

Me na in de fe trouble you
Me na in de fe trouble Jah
Me na in de trouble you
Me ne in de fe trouble…

Great man bless the day… and the night
Upon the world they used to fight

They all rally round them
Who talk and claim upon him soul
Rising upon them sugar plantation oh Jah..

Great Jah man bless the day… and the night
Up upon this world, man courage to fight

(Trumpet solo)

I don’t think you’ll find in garden what you use to find, use to be
Life is not, man a what it use to be, use to be

Oh great man a bless the day…and the night
All dem do reward…courage in life

Na de call dem
Na de call dem
Na de call dem
No longer the sole, no longer the sole, no longer

Man a bless the day…and the night
Up upon this world they use to fight


Ratant Crow
Like Bob say, young Dread we’re more than numbers
While de across the street…human rights slayers

Ratant crow swamp dem feed
Life is calling out to the
They who call him so Jah seh
Knights of the moonlight war-in de

Oh, true Jah you better do the right
Martyr you better heed the right
Conscience you better know the right
Moses and they that crow…

Came in cloaked as they…with a pack of guns and why
I… don’t fraternize up riverside

Ratant Crow swamp them feed
Life is calling out to the
Even if they don’t want to know

But, but, but, but, but
But, but, but, but, but
But, but, but, but by day I see them
I see them passing by
Life is broken once again

And if they say Jah plan, Jah plan tonight yeah
Today that just might be, to much to carry

Ratant crow swamp them feed
Rain a cast him out a street
They think that I’ll crumble beneath pressure
But I remember they fool Empire

Come! Man if they want to
Hide! Man if they want to
Hide! Man if they want to
I! Man if they want to

Ratant Crow upon the bridge, with a pack a guns and why?
I… don’t fraternize up riverside

Ratant Crow

One heart!
One Jah-Jah!
One heart!
One Jah-Jah Jah-Jah Jah
Na fear na haffe fear the one
Na trapping Jah I feel it high
Na fear na haffe fear the one
Na trapping Jah I feel it high
Relax in the ghetto!
Out of conflicts lift them high
Relax in the ghetto
With na stick nor gun

Almighty Dread Jah plan, Jah plan tonight yeah
Today that just might be, to much to carry

Ratant Crow swamp them feed
Life is calling out to the
Break his heart into the top of mount Sinai
Until that table turn, the mighty man a tumble down
A tumble down, he tumble down, tumble down

(Sax solo)

Ratant Crow
Ratant Crow
Ratant Crow


Nonbelievers
They want all against the wall Jah
Shackled all those nonbelievers
They want all ye face at water
Rock…you nonbeliever

They want all ye nonbelievers
To see them rock and roll man like deceivers

In my prison cell…no one follow me
I’m alone…Jordan rescue me
In my cell, no one next to me
Global war man Jah-Jah know it all

Iyah! I yo-yo children Iyah

They want all those nonbelievers
To see them all fall like rain upon the sea Jah

(and of 1 ati.) But de man sail through the storm and this could not be Hando
Leafs a fall too bounce still na crumble
But in their faith alone they call we unfortunate
One free from poverty and this I must see…

Iyah! I yo-yo children Iyah

They want all those nonbelievers to conform
They are asking all those nonbelievers to conform

Still we have no rain upon our feet, yes
No one to talk to with no one else to meet
No waterfall reach upon the road
Jah children you are on your own, forever

Iyah! I yo-yo children Iyah

In my prison cell… no one follow me
I’m alone… Jordan rescue me
In my cell… no one next to me
A global war man Jah – ah – ah know it all

They want all those nonbelievers
Tell them we don’t believe yah

Tell them, tell them…
Weep not tell man tell them man we don’t believe ya
Ya better tell them we don’t believe ya…
Nonbeliever


Upon The Bridge
No Fear, no fear in my heart! If you don’t know!
No Fear, no fear in my heart! Hold on, hold on
No Fear, no fear in man’s heart! hold on hold on
No cry, no cry!

No bread, no butter for them to have at home
No bread, no butter for them at all…

Come fight then for their minds
Which one a dem a call a foe
Can not see clear through the clouded mystery
We’ll cross that bridge in the snow

But do you not see the day?
Oh do you not know your soul?
Or am I the only one talking…oooh!

I! another one call
Dread! A nuff a dem falling
1! Another one saying Dread!

We lost all the way in the snow…
Upon the bridge we go….(2x)

Why are they afraid to see…what they can all surely see?
Why are they afraid to know…man what they can surely be?
And why are they afraid to speak…to me?
Man onto you…. As onto me
Lord they see that Jah calling me

Him calling me, back to my home
Him a call to me, back to my home


Use To Laugh
(feat. Pablo Moses and IJahman)

Oh man they use to laugh and call him as Judas come
Oh man they chant upon a stone for free-ee-ee and so shall it be
Oh they laugh upon and rob him a so called friend
Oh man they use to laugh and call them for free-ee with no dignity

Live for freedom, I and I art free, oh Jah…

Jah! The almighty I
Free the people free the world…

Oh man they laugh upon and rock him a so Jah seh
Man they use to laugh and call de man free-ee inna society
Look how they rock upon a ship like the pirate at night
Oh man they used to laugh and call them free


Fight All You Can
(feat. Pablo Moses)

Wake up in the morning as the last sun rose, it rose
Everyone smiles at me as they pass me on the street, oh
Some are gone…chant so fallen fear, but
In the struggle Ethiopian wear the crown dem crying

Woy, Wo-ha, ha, ha, hoy, oh Lord yeah
Woy, Wo-ha-ha-ha-oy, oh yeah
I don’t like to be down inna discipline trouble
It all depends how dem a hustle for flow
When they chant so loud the man a gossip on the road
They all defend man in this time
Oh Lord I pray, crazy in this time, oh Lord I say now yeah
Woy, Wo-ah-ah-ah-oy, oh yeah
Woy, Wo-ah-ah-ah-oy

Yes and unto my Jah! I give my all!
My all! I give my all!

It’s a sweat reggae sound
A melody bring them around so

Meet me in the morning where the last sun rose, it rose
No food on the table, shall make them at an end
Some have gone, chant so fallen fear, but
Were in the struggle Jah!

Chant all the while man, ye Babylonian
Fight all you can and come
Chant all the while man, ye Babylonian
Fight all you can and come

No heart, no flexing, no souls, no sweating
No heart, no flexing, no music to be heard, music to be heard
Let them go….pass it, pass it, cutchy, cutchy now
Let them go…

You better fight all you can, ye Babylonian
Fight all you can and come
You better fight all you can, ye Babylonian
Fight all you can and come

Ya better fight all ya, fight all ya, fight all ya, fight all ya
You better stand upon you souls
Ya better fight all ya, fight all ya, fight all ya, fight all ya
You better stand upon you souls


Mighty Souls
(feat. Pablo Moses and IJahman)

Ya mighty, ya mighty, ya mighty soul! Ya better lift up
They mighty, they mighty, they mighty souls!

Until their sight be long there shall be crying in heaven
They might be hungry, they might be starving in Delion
Oh ooh well, well yeah

Oh ooh why, why Jah (4x)

Man say…ya might, ya might, ya mighty soul! Ya better lift up
Ya mighty, ya mighty, ya mighty thought!

Weeping souls they know them not
Upon him bridge they will on day call

Water rights shall site they chant in the people too but they na see, na see
In a de valley the cars come from east, west, north, and south unto the mighty street
I see them…

Ya might, ya mighty soul! Better lift up
Ya mighty, ya mighty, ya mighty soul…yeah

Up in a de valley… the stone…ring around them Jah
In in of their continuance they shall see

Wearing the mark of the Almighty!
Wearing the mark of the Almighty!
Wearing the mark of the Almighty!
Wearing the Mark of the Almighty!
Me ya, ya, ya , yo
Me ya, ya, ya, yay(2x)

My Love I bring…
My heart and soul too (2X)

Ya mighty, ya mighty, ya mighty souls! Ohh!
Ya mighty, ya mighty soul Jah…

Oh Jah…Life

Throw lightning stone upon them soul!
They might see Jah upon them road!
They feel the weight, upon the wind of them soul
They might seek the day Jah they might seek the soul
Oh man de are following, following, gathering heading for the night
I still pray from this day on forward that man shall come to
and see, and see enough to unit them

Ya, ya, ya better divide, ya better converse
You better find the answers for birth, oh!
We all are singular hear man they shall know the only way
The only one to know…only one to see…
And know…the only one who ever could see…


Sleeping Bag-o-Wire
(feat. IJahman)

Shake off those warrior garments
Shake off your warrior armor…yeah
Shake off those warrior garments
Shake off your warrior armor…yeah

Money for your souls
What if they were to tell the young one
All of them dancing upon the moon let them be so, so, so
Let them become Lord

Is it night time again? (man it can’t be so)
Is it night time again…no can’t be Lord
Well it’s night time again, oh are you…

Sleeping Bag-o-wire
Sleep in a bag o wire, oh Lord
Sleeping Bag-o-wire

Man their armies grow strong, they grow strong
And the young they are well, well, well
All of them use to be so free and so clean hearted unto you and me

But they were caught in a inversion like a dutty soul, man de were lost in all direction!

Sleeping Bag-o-Wire
Sleep in a bag o wire
Sleeping Bag-o-Wire

It can’t be no dutty soul
It can’t be no dutty soul
Can’t be no dutty soul
Man it can’t be no, no, no, no!

Well it’s night time again
Look it’s night time again…can’t be so
Man it’s night time again, or are you

Sleeping Bag-o-wire
Sleep in a bag of wire
Sleeping Bag-o-wire

Shake off your warrior garments
Shake off those warrior armor…yeah
Shake off your warrior garments
Shake of those warrior armor yeah

Listen all you who can see
Loving Jah always
I man just a chanting for your crisis
Playing music for no prizes

Man it’s night time again… sleep well my friend
It’s night time a…sleep, sleep, sleep
Look it’s night time again oh are you

Sleeping Bag-o-wire
Sleep in a bag of wire
Sleeping Bag-o-wire


Seesaw
If we don’t… lead them tonight, out of the shadows Jah
Want them to see them have got nothing but Dread
Want them to know that them have nothing at all
So free, so long…they call to me
Stories over…they’ve rescued me
From the seesaw dread
From the sight of the darkness
From the seesaw dread
From inside of me

New wave upon them. upon he that try
“No bridges for me!” upon he that try
And their accomplice? ….Mount Jacob cries
No bridges for they…Mount David cry

Weeping for justice! Guidance and love!
Tell them of Moses! Suffer no one a go

Man haffe live, high, live, man could if a him goal, man could if a him
Live, high, live, man could if a him goal, man could if a him

(Vocal improve – BIG)

Rally site of Mars ships in darkness
Site them truth right in front of their kids
Your bound to see a world filled of hatred…and miss,
Man the point of things…(know your wrong)
Oh the point is that, their money cover all of it
In search of life, you can see their money conquer all of it

See them sparks blazing in the nighttime
See them buying prospects in the moon
See them dancing upon them silver spoons yeah
See them who pay hardships upon him Lord
See them brighter than the morning star