Groundation
Young Tree

Young Tree

Tracklist

1. Long Long Ago
2. Glory To The Kings
3. Confusing Situation
4. Congress Man
5. Craven fe’ Dead
6. Dream
7. Young Tree
8. Vibes Alive
9. Groundation Chant
10. Grounding Dub


Long Long Ago
Long before the river did turn to dust
Man and man use to talk and
There was plenty food for all of them
The herb grew so free
We tought, we too must be free
But now oh how wrong we were
We watched the pirates come in
Spittin’ pon I yard
As they tore down head waters
Spittin’ pon I yard
As they tore down Back-O-Wall

Fear not those who try to steal your culture
Stand firm like the Bush Doctor (Repeat)

Sail on you feared pirates I say
As we’ll be taking our shelter
Beneath the Young Tree
Fly on you fallen angels I pray
As we’ll be taking our shelter
Beneath the Young Tree

Now maybe their ships have gone
But mental scares do remain
To divide and confuse Jah people
Fighting against this reality
With their ego power games
We knew not how to play
They’re running away with our culture
But I know We will survive
Left in I yard to rebuild Head Waters
Left in I yard to protecting Back-O-Wall

I will not rest until all of the wicked a fall
For I believe int he words of the Bush Doctor


Glory To The Kings
What a day when all of dem lion come
Chanting « Glory to the kings » (Repeat)
Glory to King David, glory to the kings
Glory to King Solomon, glory to the kings

What a day when we trot on a holy Israel land
Congregating atop mount Sinai
We will give thanks and praise for the past and
Forward down the valley to a Jericho land
Where we did trot down dem walls
Dem walls of Jericho

Yes and glory to the kings I say
Lord and glory to the kings I say (Repeat)

Joshua say behold,
Joshua say behold,
Behold this a promise land
Moses behold, Joshua behold,
This a promise land
Moses behold, Joshua behold,
This a promise land

And from that day on (wicked man)
They might win the battle
But they’ll never win the war
Yes from that day on (wicked man)
You might win the battle
But you’ll never win the war

Yes and glory to the kings I say
Lord and glory to the kings I say (Repeat)

We await the day when many become one
Inna high unity, oh but now today
We’re living in a world of confusion
Trying to find a solution
Shall rise up as Kings and Queens again
Where each and everyone
Shall rise up as Kings and Queens again
Oh what a day!


Confusing Situation
Blood a go run,
Fire a go burn dem down
From the heavens of Zion
Man’s got to find
A way out of this confusing
Situation facing confrontation
Some say « I’m only one man what can I do? »
Well Jah has got plenty of work for you
Turn around and then walk away
Sun shall set upon another day
But up til now you have led yourself astray

You come off like a confused man
Living in your own dimension
Smoking up your invention
One of dem days
You’ll beg to find your bread
Come off like a confused man
Living in your own dimension
Smoking up your own invention
One of them days
You’ll see the power of Jah word…

What is life when you ain’t got no leader?
What is life when you back up and stumble?
Service your heart children
Or you will be forever controlled
By another one, service only your heart
Or you will be forever controlled
Marley gone! Marley gone! Marley gone!
But I man say no, na na no, na na no
They say Marley gone! Marley gone!
But I say no, na na no, na na no

Come up with your slackness I say
Come up come up with dem gun lyrics
A lot a talking about nothing
But to think positive is something
One man alone can build himself a home
And raise it in the love I say, Though I know
When Marley gone we felt so alone
Like the sun would never shine again
But as sure as the sun a shine
We’ll find it in our time

You come off like a confused man
Living in your own dimension
Ignoring your the father’s direction
One of dem days
You’ll beg to find your bread
Come off like a confused man
Forever in your dimension
Ignoring your father’s direction
One of them days
You’ll see the light which is Zion…
Oh Marley gone, but he’s not forgotten
For He’s in our souls


Congress Man
Congress man
Let us stop exploiting our children
Gangsta man
I beg you stop harassing our women too

You seal yourself behind dem walls
Thinking nothing could ever get to you
You don’t even care about the children
Lootin&shootin dem brothers&sisters down
Meanwhile our country is bombing
Somewhere in the middle of Afghanistan
And they don’t even care about the people
Who suffering and dying inna Oakland,
Well that’s not I plan

You hide yourself behind your dollar
Which one day crumble down to the ground
You don’t seem to care about the youthman
As you glorifying the murderer you know
Today we’re living in illusion
Between reality and what is on MTV
You don’t even listen to the prophet saying
« Half the story has not yet been told »

As the world goes down in flames
No the youthman are not to blame
To all evil workers underneath the sun
Your time is done (Repeat)


Craven fe’Dead
See the man upon dem hill
Sit and reap and count their gold
These material things
Is all that he knows
Dem wanting, dem wanting
Enough a Craven fe’Dead
All that them reap
Is a cost upon our heads

But what a man sow
I pray little idren come eat
But when the belly full I’m sure
That you’ll share some food with I & I

Well but if it’s not so
Our entire world shall fall down
Leaving brick and pollution
With no solid ground to be found
But a man, a man build up high
Yes dem build up to the sky
Dem build up high
Yes dem build up to the sky and say

Dem wanting, dem wanting
Enough a Craven fe’Dead
All that them reap
Is a cost upon our heads
Leaving every man alone
forced to have to beg to you
and every women alone
Gonna have to beg to you too

But if your heart is a pure one
Surly you will see through your illusion
Of the worlds harsh reality
A sufferation of all humanity

Enough a dem a Craven fe’ Dead
Enough a dem a Craven fe’ Dead (Repeat)


Dream
In I man dream stands a holy Nazarene
A face of wisdom deep in meditation
Oh I do not know what I am after
But before I could leave
From the wise man came laughter
His eyes are red, red as the fire
But out his mouth comes
The words of wisdom saying,
« Come with me my son
I know what you are after
For you are a seeker
of truth and wisdom »

He lead me into the wilderness
Where he keep the fire burning
He said, « Sit down by the fire and you will
Drink from the cup of all life’s desires »

Yes iya see it, in iyana dream
Lord iya see it, in iyana dream
So there I was a manifestation upon creation
I turned to my elders excepting direction
« Oh humble yourself and open your heart
Live your life right from the start
You know nothing and there is
Nothing you don’t know
For inside all dwells the mighty creator
Oh we are a vessel for all life to flow
Each & every one is the keeper of their soul »

He walked further into the wilderness
Until we reached the still waters
He picked up a seed and said,
« Here son, it’s time for you to grown your own tree »

Yes iya see it, in iyana dream
Lord iya see it, in iyana dream


Young Tree
Dem trying to cut down dem Young Tree
Don’t want to see a future for me,
But dem see I know
Jah prophesy fulfilling before we
One day a higher society
Will ease the sufferation of the poor I see
But all dem looking at the poor man crying
Saying thank god it’s not me

Rip it out at the roots
Cuttin’it down limb from limb (Repeat)

No Matter the color, no matter the race
Dem Young Tree, oh dem Young Tree
Well man is born free yeah, Man is born free
Underneath the holy young tree

Well man is born free, born free
That’s the way it’s got to be
And a woman born free, so shall it be
But I have no fear, no fear at all
As them come upon I yard, dem yard, We yard
Saying goodbye to you warmonger country
No more will you see I in
And with a clean and a pure in heart
I will nurse back to health
This failing Young Tree


Vibes Alive
Like a mystic rising upon the river
That the fisherman row
And the breeze blowing through the trees
Down the valley below
You might be here today, but you’re gone
Tomorrow

I know, I know, I know,
Them vibes alive inside my soul
I know, I know, I know,
Them vibes got to flow (Repeat)

Holy was the man who came to the land
And blessed all the people who worshiped there
But you don’t want to live your life right
No, you don’t want to live your life right
It’s yours to live, it’s yours to live
Like a mystic rising and
And the breeze forever blowing
The lightning flash as the sevens a clash
The thunder rolls within your soul
You may run, You may hide,
But you just can’t stop this feeling inside

No one can control your soul
No, no, no, no one can control your soul
They may come try to steal away de bushman
They’re taking away our witch doctor
Taking away our bush doctor
You never know, no, no you never know
Like a mystic rising upon the river
And the breeze blowing down the valley
Can you feel it, don’t you fear it, can you feel it
Let it go dancing out of control

Rock so, like so, I beg you skank so
Like so, a them a brimrock stone
Cast that stone, rock so, like so


Groundation Chant
They beat their drum upon the nations
Never sell your soul upon creation
There will come a day when we will all be free
And see the beauty in your heart
From a far I can see the trumpet of
His imperial majesty, Oh god
Rastaman wowa, what a Groundation
Inna this Iration (Repeat)

Forward, Forward, Forward, Too High
Live in the love, the light, today
Please believe me when I say
There will come a day
When everyone shall see unification
From shore to shore
They shall see the light
Across the oceans all colors
of the world shall unite

Trod on, Ride on, I say
Preach those words of truth tonight
We shall jump on the ship
Taking us back home
In another nation again
They shall run away, fly away
Hold their head up to another day
And say guide I through the valley

Rastaman wowa, What a Groundation
Inna this Iration (Repeat)