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HISTORY
RAR 78
In 1978, race relations in Britain were in crisis. The National Front was gathering power and immigrants lived in fear of violence.

But that year also saw the birth of a campaign - Rock Against Racism (RAR) - aimed at halting the tide of hatred with music - a grassroots movement culminating in a march across London and an open-air concert in the East End. The campaign involved groups like The Clash, Steel Pulse, Buzzcocks, X-Ray Spex, The Ruts, and others, staging concerts with an anti-racist theme, in order to discourage young people from embracing racist views.

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VICTIMS

Handworth Revolution

Victims
(Geffen, 1991)

Taxi Driver

Now hear this crowd of people
I man well vex
And just have fe big up me chest
Cause the Taxi Driver don't have no respect
Want I fe catch bus hop truck and
Ride bike and stand up on the road
And hitch hike
But you see me...dem deh things can't go on
Cause Natty Dread RIDE THE STORM

CHORUS
Taxi Driver
Won't stop for me
Whenever I flag him down
He won't stop for me

In a London city and in a New York
There are no go areas after dark
I say muggers on the streets
And thief in the park
Tramps pon the sidewalk
A dem a sky lark
Some a catch the taxi - when they reach
Their spot
Pretend to pay the driver
And then they just run off
Some a argue with the driver
And say the fare aint right
The next thing you know
They have a kitchen knife

CHORUS
Taxi Driver
Won't stop for me
Whenever I flag him down
He won't stop for me

To hail a cab
You got to be fast
You try to catch a taxi
But they just drive past

The taxi-cab driver never stop for me
They got all kind of excuses up his sleeve
Some say they off duty
Some say they not free
The taxi cab driver never stop for me
Because of my dreadlocks looking wild
They think I'm a mugger of some bad guy
No they never stop they just pass me by
They treat me like a leper
Who's left to die Yo!

Excuse me mate can you get me a taxi
Is that the driver
Boy...Jungle

You think that bad
Mek I tell you what the brute
Do to me youth
Well I was walking with my son
Who was just a child
And still the Taxi Driver
Won't give me a ride
He was caught by the traffic lights
And had to slow down
So I opened the back door
And sat my son down
So he tried his best to
Stop me from coming in
I say move yourself man
And start your driving
He was very angry
But he asked where to
I said take me to the station
My train leaving soon
So guess what he did to me
Just for spite
He stopped at every single traffic light
He took the wrong turn
And the long way too
He stopped at the bar
Just to use the loo
When I got to the station
It was all in vain
Good golly good gosh
I say I miss my train

Me kick up the taxi
Me kick up the Taxi Driver
Me lick up the taxi
Me lick up the Taxi Driver
Not stopping
He just not stopping

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Can't Get you (Out of My System)

Soul of my soul
We've got our lives to live
So let's make a start

One life one love one aim
And of one heart

Our love is reaching new horizons
Stretching further and higher than before
Sometimes it feels so inspiring
I wanna turn out the light
Settle down and close the door

Please don't ever leave my side
'Cause you're always on my mind
Your are truly magical
You are one of a kind
Though we've had our sticky times
We were able to survive
This love is real

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Soul Of My Soul

Each beat of my heart
You light up my life
Let's make a start
Soul of my soul
Dream of my dreams
You light up my life
Let's make it right
Soul of my soul
You light up my light

The thrill of our first encounter
Lingers deep within my consciousness
How can we ever forget
Our first touch on the night
That we first met

Please don't ever leave my side
'Cause you're always on my mind
Your are truly magical
You are one of a kind
Though we've had our sticky times
We were able to survive
This love is real

Soul of my soul
Each beat of my heart
You light up my life
Let's make a start
Soul of my soul
Dream of my dreams
You light up my life
Let's make it right
Soul of my soul
You light up my light

Rub me dub me like dis ya
Love me love me like dat deh

We've got our lives to live
So let's make a start
One lofe, one love, one aim
And of one heart

Please don't ever leave my side
'Cause you're always on my mind
Your are truly magical
You are one of a kind
Though we've had our sticky times
We were able to survive
This love is real

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Grab a Girlfriend

Everybody grab a girlfriend
And make the dancehall rock tonight
A reggae muffin
A ragga riddim
And make her scream with sheer delight
O my heart is jumping
Music is a pumping
My temperature is rising
Make it everlasting

If this is what you call good living
I wanna scream and shout for more
Is this a dream that I've been missing
Oh I'm in love for sure

CHORUS
I've found a girlfriend
In a the dance hall
Found a girlfriend
Yeh Yeh!

And now I've found my
Myself a girlfriend
To make the dancehall rock tonight
A reggae muffin
A ragga riddim
I'm in love tonight

CHORUS
I've found a girlfriend
In a the dance hall
Found a girlfriend
Yeh Yeh!

Oh my heart is jumping
Music is pumping
Temperature is rising
Make it everlasting

CHORUS
I've found a girlfriend
In a the dance hall
Found a girlfriend
Yeh Yeh!

Say me is a man
Weh go a nuff dance
Me put on me hat
And me crisp new pants
Me find a one corner
And dance with a girl
Me and she tek a trip round the world
Follow me now
Me say she nice
Me say she sweet
Lord know this girl is a treat
Say she cool
Me say she fine
Me say she sweeter than top class wine

Oh my heart is jumping
Music is pumping
My temperature is rising yeh
Make it everlasting

CHORUS
I've found a girlfriend
In a the dance hall
Found a girlfriend
Yeh Yeh!

Oh I've found a girlfriend
Yeh Yeh I've found a girlfriend
Oh I've found a girlfriend
I've found my girl

You lucky lucky
You lucky lucky young man
Mind a man nuh tek her weh y'know
Cause ooo! A serious time dis

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Feel the Passion

I can feel the passion
Of your love love love
Your warm and tender body
I just can't get enough

What a joy to know hearts
Can groove along together
And if they both should ever stop
We know we got each other
They say no pain no gain
With us there's been all pleasure
There's no doubt in my mind
That we are truly lovers

You comfort me
Whenever I feel blue
You are my remedy
Your kind of love comes in
Just right on time

I can feel the passion
Of your love love love
Your warm and tender body
I just can't get enough

And how good and how pleasant
It's for us to have each other
And who God has put together
Let no man break asunder
As we stand on solid ground
Foundation never crumble
Cause I'm so certain of your love
So pure and gentle

I can depend on you
Whenever there are problems
You will pull me through
Your kind of love comes in
Right on time

I can feel the passion
Of your love love love
Your warm and tender body
I just can't get enough

I can feel the passion
Of your love love love
Tell me 'bout your love

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Money

I don't love you baby
The things you do for money
It is driving me crazy
You know it isn't funny

The talk in every town
But I didn't know it
You in your disguise
But you never showed it
Things in life were free
That's what you got from me
Told your friends that I mistreated you
When it was you who was abusing me

Oh I didn't know
That you'd go so low
I don't like the things you do to me - well!

I was warned about you
But I wouldn't listen
The apple of my eye
Could that be the reason
You magic word was honey
And I shower you with money
Behind my back
You would laugh at me
I was a clown for the world to see

Oh I didn't know
That you'd go so low
I don't love the things you do to me

Oh what a blow
Cause I didn't know
You'd go so low
I don't love the things you do to me

I don't love sugar
The things you do me honey
It is driving me crazy
You know it isn't funny
Oh I didn't know
These things you do for money
I don't love
These things you do for money
I don't love
These things you do for money
I don't love the things you do for money
And I don't think it's very funny

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Victims

Victims Of The System

While you a bubble
Pon dis ya riddim
I would like you to check yourself within
Open your mind and your heart
Limb by limb and part by part
Cause what you see
Is an angry man
Robbed of culture and his land
Left to toil the wilderness
Exploited by imperialists cause we are

CHORUS
Victims of the system
And we're fighting back
Imperialism
You're under attack
Oh oh oh
And we're fighting back
Oh oh
You're under attack

While you a bubble
Pon dis ya riddim
I would like you to check yourself within
Free up yourself from the claws
Of their rules and phoney laws
Cause we have found identity
To bring about our unity
Chains released from our minds
Colonialism left behind cause we are

CHORUS
Victims of the system
And we're fighting back
Imperialism
You're under attack
Oh oh oh
And we're fighting back
Oh oh
You're under attack

Pon de riddim bubbling
Storm of change is blowing
Yes we are demanding

We fighting back
We fighting back
We fighting back
Yes we fighting
And demanding

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Gang Warfare

Gun shot fly around
In dis a warfare

Gang Warfare
Messing up this town and country
Don't you know it does not pay
To join this bad man posse
Gang warfare
Messing up this town and country
Don't you know it does not pay
To join this bad man posse

In a Brooklyn
All this shooting around
It is surely
Coming like a cowboy town
Gangs and gunmen
Got their finger on their trigger
And you can bet your life
They're here to take no prisoners

Gang warfare
Messing up this town and country
Don't you know it does not pay
Hey yeh yeh hey yeh eh hey

Gang warfare, is right around the corner
Gang warfare your sister and your brother
Gang warfare you killing one another
Gang warfare why don't you help each other

Cold blooded killings
Don't make no sense to me
We should be civilised
And save humanity
Why don't you wake up
From your sleep and from your slumber
We've got to stop this madness
From taking over

Gang warfare
Messing up this town and country
Don't you know it does not pay
Hey yeh yeh hey yeh eh hey

Dem a run dem a come
Fe shoot up the dance
Dem a run dem a come
Fe shoot up the dance
Dem gwaan like cowboy quick pon de draw
Dem want respect and to be big bout ya
Dem a worship gun instead of Almighty JAH
And a wear gold chain and drive fancy car
Call demself posse, gwaan like mafia
And a model demself off a nuff gangster
Capone, Babyface and Dillinger
But history book seh dem never get very far
Now dem full a bullet hole and favour tea strainer
So listen carefully and consider
When you shooting up your bredren and
A kill you sister
You better take a trip to South Africa
And hide inna de bush like
A freedom foghter
And help Black people get liberation
And get respect and I will call
You a DON
Nuff respect and I will call you a man
Dem a run
Dem a come
Nuff respect
Get respect

To Tutu

[ instrumental]

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Free the Land

We wanna free the land
We wanna free the land
We wanna free the land

Detainee in detention
Under interrogation
They've paid that price
With their lives
The struggle for liberation
Just how long can this go on
Apartheid system is so wrong
Open a new chapter
Them boot out Botha

Dem boot out Botha
And free Nelson Mandela
No apartheid in a South Africa

Ow
Wanna free the land
Wanna free the land
Wanna free the land

They're searching for identity
In townships plagued in poverty
They've worked so hard
In gold mines
We call it urban slavery
Just how long can this go on
Apartheid system is so wrong
Open a new chapter
Them boot out Botha

Soweto, Johannesburgh
Durban, we must be heard
Capetown, Johannesburgh
Free Mandela He must be heard


KHULANI AMASQHAWE
AWAPHUME AXOSIHOLA
UMBUSO WETHU FIKILE
VULA MANAGO
SOZWE SINSUNDO
HLOMANI ZIKHALI
MAQUAHW ANSUNDO
SIYE PHAMBIILI
ILISZE NGELETHU
AMANDLA NGAWETHU

[Translation:
FREE OUR HEROES
SET THEM FREE TO LEAD US
OUR FREEDOM HAS COME
OPEN THE PRISON GATE
FOR THE BLACK NATION
ARM YOURSELF BLACK NATION
AND GO FORWARD
THIS COUNTRY IS OURS
THE POWER IS OURS
]

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We Can Do It

It's time to put away our
Guns and ammunition
We can do it if we try
I tell you what the reason
Causing all the friction
Discrimination is a crime

We can do it
If we try
Let war and hatred
Pass us by

CHORUS
We can do it if we try
Let war and hate just pass us by
We can do it if we try
Right now! Ah ha ha

My generation
God help the children
My generation
God help the children

If parents only had more
Time for understanding
The youth won't have to turn to drugs
There's only one solution
Causing all the problem
We talking universal love

We can do it
If we try
Let war and hatred
Pass us by

CHORUS
We can do it if we try
Let war and hate just pass us by
We can do it if we try
Right now! Ah ha ha

My generation
God help the children
My generation
God help the children

It's time to stop and think about
What you done to others
And if it's good we'll go ahead
And JAH will sure protect you
But if it's bad just watch your step
Cause you will surely stumble
Remember who inherit the land
The meek and very humble

My generation
God help the children
My generation
God help the children

Wheel and turn Mister Banton
Part of the original ghetto crew

Yes David, all the way from Handsworth
Wha you a sey Boss?

GWAAAAARN

Easy. Stop the fuss and stop the fight
I'm positive that we can do it

Equal rights to Black and White
It ain't so hard to do it

Live as one under moon and sun
Everyone I know that we can do it

Open you heart and live as one
I know that we can

We can do it
If we try
Let war and hatred
Pass us by

Throw down your guns and pick up the love
Yes I know that we can do it
Throw down your guns and pick up JAH love
Yes I know that we can do it

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Stay With The Rhythm

Ladies and Gentlemen
This is your Station Master speaking
Welcome aboard this Reggae Train
Please make yourself at home
'Cause this is a non-stop service
to your inner soul
I hope you enjoy your journey
And continue to travel with us in the future

Come and join in dis ya session
'Cause we're going on a mission
get your ticket at the station
'Cause we're making this connection
We have been to many places
We've been near and far
We have learned to count our blessings
We have seen our guiding star

CHORUS
Pick up your bags and get your ticket
Don't hang around or you will miss it
This is the King Sound, whole world love it
Sweet reggae music, mek you so fit
Hey hey rock with the vibe, don't disturb it
Move with the beat and groove it
Bubble and settle bit by bit
Stay with the rhythm, don't quit

We've got goals and aspirations
We've got hopes and we've got fears
We're flesh and blood and mind and spirit
We make laughter and cry tears

CHORUS
Pick up your bags and get your ticket
Don't hang around or you will miss it
This is the King Sound, whole world love it
Sweet reggae music, mek you so fit
Hey hey rock with the vibe, don't disturb it
Move with the beat and groove it
Bubble and settle bit by bit
Stay with the rhythm, don't quit

We're moving in the right direction
As we're making this connection
This train ride is like a vision
Many are called but few are chosen

CHORUS
Pick up your bags and get your ticket
Don't hang around or you will miss it
This is the King Sound, whole world love it
Sweet reggae music, mek you so fit
Hey hey rock with the vibe, don't disturb it
Move with the beat and groove it
Bubble and settle bit by bit
Stay with the rhythm, don't quit

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Evermore

Ya told me your love
Would be would be secure
Ya told me that you would
Not ever think of walkin
Through that door
You said as long as the wheel
Keeps on turning around and round
And with every breath that you take
Baby you said your love yeah is
Gonna last for Evermore

I asked you if you stop lovin me
Just tell me so
I asked you not to let me be
The last one to know
Right now I feel hurt
Seems everything that you
Said were lies
Why couldn't you tell the truth now
Baby you said your love yeah
Is gonna last for Evermore
It's gonna last for Evermore

Oh oh oh nothing
Empty words ya said that cut deep into me

Oh oh oh but I know better
Now I know that times are changing
And it hurts and I must look ahead
I felt you used me
I feel a fool still
All that you've left me
Is hurt and painful memories
But baby it's funny
My love yea is gonna last for Evermore
Evermore Evermore

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Dudes

They say love is blind
But right before my eyes
When I look you on a date last night
And to my surprise
You were staring in the eyes
The eyes of another man
How could you fall in love so fast
Is this a boyfriend
From your past

CHORUS
Who's that dude
I've got an attitude
I wanna know I wanna know
I wanna know
Who's that dude
I've got an attitude
Oh baby I'm not so crazy

Don't believe the hype
That I won't make a fight
Though jealousy is not my style oh no
I guess your ways are set
To give me no respect
On the streets I leave you to run wild
How could you fall in love so fast
Is this a boyfriend
From your past

CHORUS
Who's that dude
I've got an attitude
I wanna know I wanna know
I wanna know
Who's that dude
I've got an attitude
Oh baby I'm not so crazy

Is an old flame come to light your fire

Is this your idea of having fun
Well I'm telling you
You doing wrong
What's the matter with you

CHORUS
Who's that dude
I've got an attitude
I wanna know I wanna know
I wanna know
Who's that dude
I've got an attitude
Oh baby I'm not so crazy

Who's that dude
Cause I've got an attitude
Is he an old flame
Come to light your fire
Satisfy your hearts desire

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