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AFRICAN HOLOCAUST

Babylon the Bandit

African Holocaust
(RAS, 2004)

Global Warning

Global warning
Looking for love
Stand up and be counted
Never let them chop us down

Global warning - protest
Cause you got to know - oh yes
Stand up and be counted
Don't ever let them cut us down, hey.

The storm of life has come to
Wash away my fears
In dis ya sacrifice we make a change
The preservation of the ancient forest growing
Is our common goal to re-arrange

What about the wild life
Save them from extinction
Have a sense of purpose
Putting up resistance
Destroying earth was not Jah's plan
It's the work of man

Global warning

We servants of creation
Mother nature calls
A weeping clouds above with a acid rain
The smell of the pollution poison in the water
Oh help us save our world from so much pain

Give me a reaction
For some satisfaction
Not into submission
Dis ya revolution
You're just as guilty standing there
Come show me that you care

Global warning

A message of hope
Stand up and be counted don't ever let them chop us down
A plea to humanity
To stop this insanity oh
It takes you and me
To make a change

We talking solidarity
To have some authority
It takes you and me
To bring about - a change, a change, a change
change, change

Global warning
Cause we've had enough
Stand up and be counted
Don't ever let them chop us down

Never let them
Never let them

ethiopian pattern

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There Must Be a Way

Now that we've reached the new millennium
Let's stop a while and re-adjust our minds
Cause this oppression has gone on to long
World leaders are brain washing all mankind
Unveil the mystery of iniquity
Religion's been the backbone of our strife
When you go back into history
False prophet's have misguided our lives, Hey!

Find some way, There must be a way, Let's do it today
Find some way, There must be away, Let's do it today
Stop them break these invisible chains

As we go down the systems avenue
Of corridors with horrors and loud screams
When you cross over to the other side
You realize that life's not what it seems
That's the work of Illuminati
That's made a plan for you to run that course
But never bow down to the Antichrist
Beware 666 behold a pale horse, yes I know

Find some way, There must be a way, Let's do it today
Find some way, There must be away, Let's do it today
Stop them break these invisible chains
That control us
That control us yes

There must be a way
Let's do it today
There must be a way
Make no delay

There must be, there must be
There must be, there must be a way I say heh heh yes!

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Make Us a Nation

Yes we are, we gonna make us a nation
That's based on truth and rights over one groundation
Yes we are, we gonna make us a nation
Of equality and justice and one iration

Wake up from your sleep and slumber
Let's rise up in numbers
Time for liberation
No time for segregation
You know and I know war is not the way to go
Got to be wise and be civilised and let love flow
Let's go, oh yes

Chorus

Yes we are, we gonna make us a nation
That's based on truth and rights over one groundation

Its greed and jealousy
Separating you and me
And all this tribal war
Zapping all our energy
Cause I've got a plan and I'm sure that we can
Make it work
Unity is strength, solidarity is all its worth I yearn

Chorus

Equality and justice no more fuss & fight
Gonna make us a nation, gonna make us a nation
Gonna make us a nation oooh!
Gonna make us a nation, gonna make us a nation
Gonna make us a nation oooh!

Chorus

We can make it work for what its worth
Right here on earth its red alert yeah!
A little bit of love coming from the heart
A little bit of love coming from the heart
A little bit of love coming from the heart
A little bit of love coming from the heart
Yeah heh! heh!
Cause all I want is to uplift my nation
To make them walk with pride among creation
Yes! Yes! Yes!
Easy, easy, easy, easy
Yeah

No more fuss and fight
No more fuss - no more fight
No more fuss and fight

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Dem a Wolf

There they go a point dem finger
Whilst three a dem a pointing back
All the planning and a scheming
Behind the natty dreadlocks back
Want to bite the hand that feed dem
Want to kill the one that lead dem
Many called but few are chosen
I and I spirit can not be broken no

Dem a wolf in sheep's clothing
Dem a fox 'pon the sly
Dem a beelzebub disciple
Come fe fight down I and I

Tried my best to listen to mama
Papa threw his two cents too
They said always watch the friends around you
Cause some of them are not for you
You can tell them by the way they handshake
Posing with their plastic smile
If you listen to the tone of their voices
They'll try to pull the wool right over your eyes

Dem a wolf in sheep's clothing
Dem a fox 'pon the sly
Dem a beelzebub disciple
Come fe fight down I and I

I'm the lord's annointed
Who stand by my side
And protect me from the

Dem a wolf in sheep's clothing
Dem a fox 'pon the sly
Dem a beelzebub disciple
Come fe fight down I and I

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No More Weapons

(Selassie I, Yes Lion!)
We don't really need,
(Junior Gong along side Steel Pulse, you know)
We don't really need. (yeah!)
No, no, no.

There's no time to beat around the bush,
Now all the world is living in fear.
The consequence, a great disaster zone,
The thought alone I cannot bear.
And now that war has raised its ugly head,
All I can predict is woe, yeah!
This claim for power, paints the city red,
I isolate the status quo.

We no want no weapons (no way) of mass destruction.
We no want no weapons, (not at all) of mass destruction.
No! (young lion)
No, we no really need,
No weapons, no, no weapons no.

This has got to be the final conflict,
Bestowed upon humanity.
So much for a global coalition,
A false sense of security.
We are just pawns in the scheme of things,
No matter what our race or creed,
Survivors of this holocaust,
We international refugees.

We no want no weapons (no way) of mass destruction.
We no want no weapons, of mass destruction.
We no want no weapons, (no) of mass destruction. (move ya)
No, no, no, lethal weapons,
No, no, no, lethal weapons.

Ah we don't want none in the north and none in the south,
And none in the west and east and not to hailing the Prince of Peace, Lord.
We don't war on them, we don't want no missile,
We don't want no many disease and not to hailing the Prince of Peace, hey!
And world leaders a save we,
The blood of mankind while you're talking it over,
Is only King Selassie can save we.
Nation against nation the world is in need of a change, hey!
Father, I pray thee: please give a hand,
'Cause it seems like a total destruction is the only solution.
Nation against nation, the world is in need of a change.

We no want no weapons (no!) of mass destruction. (remove it)
We no want no weapons (no way) of mass destruction. (young lion)
We no want no weapons of mass destruction.

This crave for power,
Is one disaster, destruction's in the air,
These ego trips, by heads of states, who giveth not a care.
For the children, save our children,
The future's in despair.

No, no, no, no, no.
We no want no weapons no.
No, no, no, no, no.
We no want no weapons no
We don't really need,
We no want no weapons no.
No, no, no, no!

ethiopian pattern

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Tyrant

If Dem a Tyrant
Kick dem out
Hallelujah
Jump and shout
Uprising yes!
Without a doubt watch out
You better watch out you bad rulers

Never let a politician - oh no
Grant you a favour
He's coming with his plots and schemes after you
To control you for I-ver & ever
Chant Nyahbinghi - Congo drums
Woe to downpressors - yes
Stab through the heart of Babylon
Cause I man no jester when I say

If Dem a Tyrant
Kick dem out
Hallelujah
Jump and shout
Uprising yes!
Without a doubt watch out
You better watch out you bad rulers

You pocketing the government funds
And guilty of deceiving the people
Who worship the ground that you walk on?
How can you be so evil?
And any opposition is thrown into prison
And sentence to an execution
The system is a fraud
In greed there's no reward
Let's eradicate corruption

If Dem a Tyrant
Kick dem out
Hallelujah
Jump and shout
Uprising yes!
Without a doubt watch out
You better watch out you bad rulers
We put you on trial now
For stealing votes
Your life in our hands now
Held down by your throat
Power to the people say we find you guilty
In the name of democracy we burn the city
No more hypocrisy says we have no mercy
So much oppression and repression leads to poverty

If Dem a Tyrant
Kick dem out
Hallelujah
Jump and shout
Uprising yes!
Without a doubt watch out
You better watch out you bad rulers

Down trodden masses get up of your asses
And look at all the trouble
This is what the fact is
We paying too much taxes
We protest cause we know it's a sin

Dem a tyrant
So much violence
Dem a tyrant
Will go down in silence

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Door of No Return

Chorus

I've returned through the door of no return
On Goree Island
I've returned through the door of no return
On Goree Island

Oh I remember I once dressed as a king
Decked in fine robes and everything
The blood that's in my veins is pure royalty
I ruled many kingdoms and ruled many dynasties
Then all of a sudden I was in a state of shock
Caught and thrown on the auction block
Just like Jesus I was flogged and mocked
Now human cargo yes they said I wasn't coming back

Chorus

I was that prisoner who was fighting to be free
Free from my enemies who came and capture me
That was the years of brutality
Cannot be wiped away so easily
Although they have removed the chains
They try so hard to wash my brain
Want I to bow my head in shame
But when I think of the Motherland
I hear the spirits call my name

Chorus

Lets light the torch let Babylon burn yah!

Chorus

I'n I' survive yeah heh!
Gory Goree, gory Goree gory Goree
Brand new story
Gory Goree, gory Goree
Got the power and the glory
On Goree Island
A Goree Island in a Senegal

Door of No Return

I've returned through the door of no return
On Goree Island
I've returned through the door of no return
On Goree Island

Oh I remember I once dressed as a king
Decked in fine robes and everything
The blood that's in my veins is pure royalty
I ruled many kingdoms and ruled many dynasties
Then all of a sudden I was in a state of shock
Caught and thrown on the auction block
Just like Jesus I was flogged and mocked
Now human cargo yes they said I wasn't coming back

Chorus

I was that prisoner who was fighting to be free
Free from my enemies who came and capture me
That was the years of brutality
Cannot be wiped away so easily
Although they have removed the chains
They try so hard to wash my brain
Want I to bow my head in shame
But when I think of the Motherland
I hear the spirits call my name

Chorus

Lets light the torch let Babylon burn yah!

Chorus

I'n I' survive yeah heh!
Gory Goree, gory Goree gory Goree
Brand new story
Gory Goree, gory Goree
Got the power and the glory
On Goree Island
A Goree Island in a Senegal

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Born Fe Rebel

The Blood of Marcus
Blood of Malcolm
Goes running through my veins
And Nat Turner's vision
I can see it very plain
Saw William Gordon and Paul Bogle
Hanging from a tree
May their spirits and their souls
Come charging into me

I was born fe rebel
I was born fe rebel
I was born, oh yes I was born to fight
Radical to the bone, trouble won't leave me alone
Radical to the bone, trouble won't leave me alone

Like Hannibal that crossed the Alps
Went on to conquer Rome
Like David slew Goliath
With a sling shot and a stone
Like crazy Horse and Sitting Bull
The great Geronimo
I'll fight with every tooth and nail
And every brick and stone

Chorus

Some a seh me too militant
A which part I man come from
Want protect my people
From who doing I and I wrong

Chorus

Fight with all my might
Whether day or night
I've got to do what's right
People take advice

Jomo Kenyatta - Born Fe Rebel
Kwame Nkrumah - Born Fe Rebel
Thomas Sankara - Born Fe Rebel
Machel Samora - Born Fe Rebel
Nelson Mandela - Born Fe Rebel
Patrice Lumumba - Born Fe Rebel
Sellassie I soldier - Born Fe Rebel
Castro of Cuba - Born Fe Rebel

I was born fe fight
Fight with all my might
Got to do what's right
Whether day or night

Alive, Survive, I strive, Survive

Radical to the bone
Trouble won't leave me alone
Radical to the bone
Armed with sticks and stones

Darker Than Blue Lyrics
Ready right now, Ready right now
Ready right now, Ready right now

We people who are darker than blue
Are we gonna stand around this town
And let what others say come true
Are we just good for nothing so them figure
Worthless shifless nigger's
We can hardly stand for that
Or is that where its really at?

Well, pardon me brother
As you stand in your glory
I hope you don't mind
If I tell the whole story

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Darker Than Blue

Ready right now, Ready right now
Ready right now , Are you ready right now

We people who are darker than blue
There's no time for segregation
I'm talking 'bout brown and yellow too
High yellow gal can you tell
Your just a surface of our deep well
If your mind can really see
You know your colour is the same as me.

Well, pardon me brother
As you stand in your glory
I know you won't mind
If I tell the whole story

Are you ready Right now
Are you ready right now

Arh! yeh! arh!
Are you ready?
Ready - Oh now now

Dry your weeping eyes
Cause we are on the rise
Head up to the sky
Keep your eyes upon prize
Jah Jah is the power and the glory
Giving us a brand new story
No mek tribal war destroys we
Let's bring about some unity.

Yeah, Yeah!

We People of African blue
It's now time to seize the land
That's been long time overdue
Politician 'pon a mission
They conjuring up corruption
So long we've been denied
And were just not satisfied

Well, pardon me brother
As you stand in your glory
I know that I know you won't mind
If I tell the whole story

Ready right now
Ready right now
Are you ready right now
Are you ready right now

In a Zimbabwe,Mozambique and South Africa
Sierre Leone and Ivory Coast and Liberia oh yeah

Ready right now

ethiopian pattern

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George Jackson

I woke up this morning, Tears were in my bed
They killed a man I really loved, Shot him in the head

Chorus:
Lord, Lord they cut George Jackson down
Lord, Lord they laid him in the ground

They sent him off to prison, For a seventy dollar robbery
They closed the door behind him, And threw away they key

Chorus

He didn't take shit from no one, He wouldn't bow down on his knee
Authorities they hate him, Because he was just too real, just too real

Chorus

The prison guard they watched him, They crushed him like a bug
Frightened of his power, They we scared of all his love and hey hey!

Bridge:
Sometimes I think the whole wide world
Is one big prison yard
Where some of us are prisoners and
Some of us are guards. Yeah Hey!

Chorus

They laid him in the ground
They laid him in the ground
They laid him in the ground

Woe Jackson, George Jackson, Yes Jackson, Woe Jackson
I want to confess, There is no justice
Lift up your voice, In times of protest
Lordy lord they laid him in the ground
Woe Jackson George Jackson, Oh Jackson Want Justice
A voice of protest, And frustration
Within a system, Of deception
Lordy Lord Hey! Lordy lord Hey.yeahee!

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African Holocaust

African Holocaust
I and I have survived the past (no can't give it up, no can't give it up)
African Holocaust
Don't you know we were meant to last

Some people say we got to move on
What's in the past has now been long time gone
You think what you've got is your freedom
But all it means is to be free and dumb

Chorus

So much tears so much pain and indignity
It's truly wonderous how we came through slavery
Now we bare the scars some say we'll never heal
Worst injustice to mankind is very real

Chorus

Took our language, stole our gold,
Gave us religion to lose our souls
In this confusion, we will find our way, yes
In this great future, in Jah we praise

Chorus

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Uncle George

This One's in memory of Uncle George
We brethrens aware, we realise what you stood for

(4) George Jackson Soledad brother

Malicious unjust society
He became revolutionary

(2) George Jackson Soledad brother

No Three Cheers For Uncle George
Baton Clap but Lord Truncheon make no applause
Weathered face of distortion behind iron bars
Sights of darkness and torture and condemned
Fate that he saw

The framed him Yes they framed him
Backraw back up George
Right now in the morgue
He's rebelling for a cause
Eleven years he's beared the scars of injustice yeh
Deeper scars remain of solitary confinement
No you can't trust the fuzz
He only stole seventy dollars
He was advised to plead guilty
He got not one year but life
For demanding his rights, George

(2) George Jackson Soledad brother

Malicious unjust society
He became revolutionary, George Jackson

Soledad brother,

Prevented, Prohibited, from pardon and parole
Just a foolish youth, from backraw man he stole
Now he lies there rotting in a morbid morgue
The Fuzz claimed he suffered a disease call
rebelling for a cause (4)

O Lord them got George
Them shot George
Help George

(4) George Jackson Soledad brother

Malicious unjust society
He became revolutionary, Jackson
(2) Confinement confinement

George, George Jackson

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