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RAGE AND FURY

Babylon the Bandit

Rage and Fury
(Atlantic, 1997)

Emotional Prisoner

Yeah!
Hear my story
Rage and fury

I've been used and abused
God knows I've paid my dues
No time to lose I've got the blues
So please don't you light my fuse
I've got to get out
The shituation that I'm living
I've got to get out
The flesh is weak but I'm still willing
I've got to get out Yeah!
Me a go kill dem wid de riddim

CHORUS
An Emotional Prisoner
And JAH is my listener
He will guide me through
This ghetto blues

I've been whipped and I've been tricked
Human cargo from the slavery ship
I clenched my fist can't take more of this
It's time for me to flip the script
I've got to get out
The shituation that I'm living
I've got to get out
The flesh is weak but I'm still willing
I've got to get out I am
Me a go kill dem wid de riddim

CHORUS

Oh in my heart I search for love
Cause I've been taken advantage
Got to carry JAH JAH heavy load
Along that rough and ragged road

I got to escape, before it's too late
So don't test my faith cause I'm jumping the gate
and I'm out

CHORUS

Emotional Prisoner
And JAH is my listener
My fortress and protection
My spiritual connection
The rod of all correction
Through trials and tribulation

This is no delusion
I see him in a vision
Emotional, emotional uncontrollable
uncontrollable emotional

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Role Model

CHORUS
In the belly of the beast in dis ya struggle
Dem chopping down OUR role models
In the belly of the beast in dis ya struggle
Dem a cutting down OUR role models

Cause every single time we make a stance now yeah arrh!
They always try their very best to catch us with our pants down woe
Want to smear our name
And denounce our fame
It's a crying shame
Hatred still remains
I'm charging dem rascals for libel and slander oh!

CHORUS

Check your plots and schemes in your game shows
To turn our heroes into zero's
Know your tricks and deeds
Want to kill the seeds
That we plant and grow
Why you stoop so low
I'm charging them rascals for libel and slander oh!

CHORUS

Listen to the thing that I'm about to confess
I hate and I despise and I deplore and detest
The tabloids and newspapers better known as the press
And so much propaganda that it leads to distress
Magic Johnson, Micheal Jordan, boom your the best
Advice to Micheal jackson keep your cards to your chest
Mr Iron Mike Tyson always under arrest
And vote fi Jesse Jackson him a next president
The plight of OJ Simpson caused a civil unrest
Police beat up Rodney King until his face was a mess
Defend yourself by any means and Malcolm say yes
I dare a man to ever curse a who JAH JAH bless
The mind is a terrible thing to waste
Dem just a mud up, mud up
Blood up blood up etc

Up ye mighty race
and wipe the dirt from your face
Never ever fall from grace
The mind is a terrible thing to waste (repeat)

In dis ya struggle
OUR role models

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I-Spy... (No Stranger to Danger)

I Spy With My Little Eye
Raggamuffin Him A Turn Rude Bwoy
If You Live Him A Give You A Bly
Him No Fraid Fe Shot Up A Guy

Him A Come In A De Dancehall
Don't You Dare Step On His Toes
He'll Put You Six Foot Under
Ignorance Is All He Knows
Him A Ganster Him No Jester
Him A Don Da Da In De Area
O He's A Bad Influence
Pon De Children Yeah Arh!

CHORUS

No Stranger To Danger
Respect No-One Sah (Rudie don't fear)
So No Move Him To Anger
Gwarn like a vulture

Yes I Spy Yes I Spy Yes I Spy
With My Little Eye (Oh Gsoh)
There's A Reason Why
All Bad Boys Take A Dive
None Shall Escape
The Judgement In This Time

I Spy I Spy I Spy With My Llittle Eye

Who Lives By The Gun
Surely Die By The Gun
Old Time Saying
But It Still Stand Strong
Raggamufffin Rebel
Better Settle Down
Boody Bye Bye
And You De Underground
Yes I Spy Spy With My Little Eye

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Settle the Score

I wake up in the morning and I
Flash my natty dread yaah!
Give praises to the most high JAH JAH
Then me hold a fresh
Ready for the world wide pressure
It heavy like a lead
I deliver dis ya message with a vengeance
To the heads of government..
To you head yeah!

Chorus
Cos it's time to settle the score
The poor can't take no more
Babylon rotten to the core
The shitstem run by a whore

We nah go bow come we settle the score

All you intellectual fools now
Listen to the youth
They stumble in the paths of darkness
Searching for the truth
No more hey diddle the cat and the fiddle
The cow jump over the moon
We no beg, we no bow, we nah turn poppy show
Nah go play by the rules no!

CHORUS

Yes I and I Selassie I soldier
Yes we come fe war
'Gainst wickedness in high and low places
Says you full a flaw
We are the militant prepare to take your stance
Lick down who in our way
I've seen it a thousand times I know revenge is mine
And now you must pay....cause!

CHORUS

Tings get gritty in the city
Have no pity for the guilty
Up from slavery onto victory
Mighty mighty rootsy rootsy

Natty dread locks
Settle the score down easy
Settle the score down easy
Armed with locks and cutchie
Ital yood in my duchie
Dread will conquer the duppy
If you live you are lucky

Time yes it's time
Rough and ready cool and deadly time

Dis ya hustle and a bustle
Fighting against all evil
Destruction of de people
Declare it as illegal
You in a bag of trouble
So don't you move a msuscle
The shitstem run by a whore

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Brown Eyed Girl

Sha-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-te-da...etc
La te da
Hey where did we go
Down in the hollow
Playin' a new game
Laughing and a running, hey, hey
Skipping and jumping
In the misty morning fog
With our hearts a thumpin'
And you, my brown eyed girl
You my brown eyed girl
Do you remenber when
We used to sing
Sha-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-te-da...etc (x 2)
La -te-da.
Whatever happened
To Tuesday and so slow
Going down the old mine
With a transister radio
Standing in the sunlight laughing
Hiding behind a rainbow's wall
Slipping and a sliding
All along the waterfall
With you, my brown eyed girl
You my brown eyed girl
Do you remenber when
We used to sing
Sha-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-te-da...etc
La -te-da.
So hard to find my way
Now that I'm all on my own
I saw you just the other day
My, how you have grown
Cast my memory back there Lord
Sometimes I'm overcome thinkin' 'bout it
Laughing and running, hey, hey
behind the stadium
With you, my brown eyed girl
You, my brown eyed girl
Do you remember when
We used to sing...etc
Sha-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-te-da...etc
Do ya dig it - oooh yeah hey
Sha-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-te-da...etc
Slippin and a sliding
Skipping and a jumping
My brown eyed girl
Sha-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-te-da...etc
Brown eyed girl
Brown eyed girl

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The Real Terrorist

I've got an axe to grind and I've
I've got this bone to pick
I don't want to mince my words oh no
Cause that is politricks
Your lies and hypocracy
In the name of democracy
You living in a world so carnal
You are the ultimate Ginal yeah
A you, A you A you the cap fits
A you, A you from the bottomless pit
A you, A you the real the real

CHORUS
The Real Terrorist
The Real terrorist
The real Terrorist
The real Terrorist

Yes we see through your disguise
And what we see we sure despise
(let me tell you this)
UnIntelligence agency
Corruption is your policy
The root of all confusion
To start another revolution yeah
A you, A you A you the cap fits
A you, A you from the bottomless pit
A you, A you so real so real

CHORUS

A you, A you A you the cap fits
A you, A you from the bottomless pit
A you, A you De pon top of the list
A you, A you so real so real

CHORUS

As long as you exist
And poverty persist
The topic of the list
You a de real terrorist
As long as you exist
And poverty persist
I say's you full a shit
You are the real terrorist

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Black and Proud

Feel Alright
Tribute to my nation

CHORUS

Say It Loud I'm Black And I'm Proud
Say It Loud And I'm Black And I'm Proud Yeah

I'm saying it lou-wow-wowed
I'm black and I'm pro-wou-wowed

It's no more to me
A hidden mystery
Of stolen legacy
Of my history
Cause I know my culture
Of my ancestors
So brothers and sisters
No time fe jester

Yes I've found my true identity
The teachings of Imperial Majesty
Up ye mighty race philosophy
No more complex inferiority

CHORUS

Oh in the days of old
When things were in control
The greatest empire
That was made of gold
Inventors of science
Hearts of lion
Fighting the dragon
Forward mount zion

I and I a true born African
Leaders of our civilisation
This ya spiritual manifestations
Guided by the mighty fathers hand

CHORUS

Me say big up de Black man
Big up Big up!
Big up de champion
Four hundred million
You could a Rambo
You could a Tarzan
Just pick up your tail and run ga long
All this talk of how the West was won
And rob up America from the Indian
And tek weh Australia from original man
Africa belong to all Africans
So back weh wid you witchcraft Merlin Wizard
Unu kotch pond e rock like a croaking lizard
Me seh big up de Black man
Big up Big up!
Big up de champion
Four Hundred million

Gimme back me gold and gimme back me land
We know your film flam we know your scam
Deh pon de beach seh you want suntan
When we tek stock unu turn black man
Then devide and rule the African land
Which was made wid love by the Fathers hand
JAH JAH plan

Say It Loud I'm Black And I'm Proud
Say It Loud And I'm Black And Proud

I'm bragging and a boasting
My ego's flying

ethiopian pattern

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Ku Klux Klan

see >> KKK In The Jungle

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House of Love

We've had our differences
Now it's time to patch things up
We've been through trying times
Though the going got so rough
Give thanks and praise that we have made it
Making a new start
I know a place for you baby
Deep inside my heart

We're on that magic road
We need each other so
Never to let go
It's love for ever more

CHORUS

Our joy is living in a house of love
This kind of love you can't get enough
Our joy is living in a house of love
This kind of love you can't get enough

So much wasted time
On who that it was to blame
And now that we've both realised
Before it was too late
This time around yes we can make it
I feel it in the air
I'm coming home to a special lady
She'll be waiting

CHORUS

House of Love ( Repeat X 5)

This adoration yes is safe and sound my friend
Compassion built on solid ground
Oh it's joy for both of us to reconcile
Oh yeah under one roof together side by side

We're on that magic road
We need each other so
Never to let go
It's love for ever more

CHORUS

This a house of love
Cant get enough (Repeat X 2)

Our joy's living in a
living in a living in a

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Blame on Me

No time to linger
They'll point their finger
I'm like a fugitive 'cause they're after me yeah arh!
These exploitations
False accusations
The judge and jury they won't listen to me
Well I've had enough of this
What kind of fix I'm in
I won't confess to
Cause I did not commit this crime no

CHORUS
There they go placing all the blame on me
Won't someone there wake me from this crazy dream

Interrogation
Why all these questions
The pressures lingers on in my memories yeah ahh!
Where is the justice
To this ya conflict
Upon my shoulders lie the burden to be free
I've got to run and hide
Though I've got an alibi
Someone to testify that I did not commit this crime no!

CHORUS

Want to see me dressed in chains
Lord God knows that I've been framed
Old time saying back again
Who feels it know it Lord..... Whoops!

Brand me an outlaw with a price on my head
Bad-minded people want to cut my natty dread
Dem perpetrators want my neck in a noose
and they don't give a damn about hearing the truth
But I've had enough of this
I say this case dismissed
Not guilty my verdict
This crime I sure did not commit no no no

There they go Over there yonder there Backway Yeah Yeahee Yeaha!

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Black Enough

Shooway ooway shooway
Shooway ooway shooway

CHORUS
Am I black enuff for ya?
Am I black enuff for ya?
Am I black enuff for ya?
Am I black enuff for ya?

We're gonna move on up
One by one
We aint gonna stop until the work is done
Am I black enuff, black enuff for ya?
Am I black black enuff for ya?

We gonna move on up
Two by two
This whole world is gonna be brand new
Am I black enuff for ya?
Am I black enuff for ya?

Get in line start marking the time
You better make up your mind
We're gonna leave you behind (Repeat)

CHORUS

We're gonna move on up
Three by three
We're gonna get rid of poverty
I got to stay black black enuff for ya
I got to stay black black enuff for ya

We're gonna move on up
Four by four
We aint never gonna suffer no more
I got to stay black black enuff for ya
I got to stay black black enuff for ya

Get in line start marking your time
You better make up your mind
We're gonna leave you behind (Repeat)

We're gonna move on up
Five by five
Say no to drugs keep hope alive
I got to stay black black enuff for ya
I got to stay black black enuff for ya

We're gonna move on up
Six by six
Rid this earth of polytricks
Wanna stay black black enough for ya
Got to stay black black black enough for ya

Open up your mind
Start marking your time
Get in line, you better make up your mind

Black enough for ya
Black enough for ya

Gotta stay black black enuff for ya
Gotta stay black black enuff for ya

Don't call my bluff
I'm tough enough
A scary kind of stuff
In search for freedom and opportunity
International rescue
Is my philosophy
Am I Am I Am I Black enough for ya?

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Peace Party

JAH say now
Unite now
JAH say Yeah

Let's take a look at situation out there
Nation rise against nation
It was never ever part of JAH plan
We are all one creation
Why there is always so much hate
I wanna know
Let's change before it's all too late

CHORUS

So come along and party
Togetherness for everybody
Come along and party
It's unity for everybody oh

Let segregation be a thing of the past
And put the future before us
Where there's a will there is always a way
Together and we'll be victorious woe!
It's time to sip from the cup of peace oh yeah now
Let's strive for racial equality

CHORUS

Please accept my invitation
Leave all weapons at the door
What the hell are we fighting for

CHORUS

let us join forces and live as one
Live as one live as one
Peace to mankind under JAH JAH son
JAH JAH son JAH JAH son
let us join forces and live as one
Live as one live as one
Peace to mankind under JAH JAH son
ooh -ay
We're having a party
Reunion Party
Come everybody
Togetherness for everybody

Come-a-come-a-come-a-come-a
An invitaiton to you yes sir
each and everyone
were organizing a big party
Where there's lot's of fun
So plot the course for
I and I together live as one
Come-a-come-a-come-a-come-a

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Spiritualize it

Now listen up, listen good to me
And what I see happening now
Seems like the world's gone crazy
And everything's breaking down

Tricky politics fight their corner
Take the dollars and pass the buck
But everyday the voice gets stronger
Says we can't trust to luck

If you can see what I'm saying,
Raise your hand
Stand up and be counted again ...

CHORUS:
We've got to spiritualise it
Undivide this world that we share
We've got to spiritualise it
Recognize that we can be there

Spritualise it
Every woman every man
got to get up and
Spiritualise it

Some people say God is their witness
But still they do the crimes
Drag the devil into health and fitness
Keep him safe all the time

In a negative, sedative system
We never get organised
Without a little positive resistance
To open up all our eyes

If you can see what I'm saying, raise your hand
Stand up and be counted again ooh yeah!

CHORUS :

And as we get closer to this, don't be frightened
Or try to avoid it by running away
Cos there's no escape from the place that's inside us
That knows what is right no matter what we say
There's no more time to delay

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KKK in the Jungle

Walking along just kicking stones
Minding my own buisness
I come face to face, with my foe
Disguised in violence from head to toe
I holla and I bawl (ku klux klan)
dem nah let me go now
To let me go was not dem intention
They say one nigger the less
The better the show
Stand strong Black man take your blow
ku, the ku klux klan
I say you got to stop
the ku klux klan

Woe now burn dem - flog dem

Taught a lesson not to walk alone
I was waiting for the good samaritan
But waiting was hopeless it was all in vain
The ku klux klan back again
I holla and I bawl (ku klux klan)
Dem nah let me go now
To let me go was not their intention
They say one nigger the less
The better the show
Stand strong Black man and take your blow
ku klux klan

Get things together
Get things together
Get things together
Get things together

Do unto the klan
As they would do to you
In this case waste thy neighbour
Those cowards only kill who they fear
That's why they hide behind
The hoods and cloaks they wear
I holla and I bawl (ku klux klan)
Dem naw let me go now (ku klux klan)
To let me go was not their intention

CHORUS
Rock against rascism
Rock against fascism
Rock against nazism

Rape lynch kill and maim
things can't remain the same

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