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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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CAUGHT YOU

Handworth Revolution

Caught You (released as Reggae Fever in the U.S.)
(Island Records, 1980)

Drug Squad

Drug Squad
Ain't got nothing to declare
My luggage in my hand
I greet the customs man
No sir got nothing to declare
He waves me down to stop (is it my character)
I know I didn't jump no queue so what he want me for
He escorts me to the private room
Mercy gone I've met my doom it was
Drug Squad
Ain't got nothing to declare

A hound dog was released from his chains
He sniffed me all over
Customs officer what on earth you searching me for
I hope this ain't no joke
Wasting my time looking for dope
Officer I can't afford to take that chance oh no!
Drug Squad

Dem had me in a corner
Stripped to my birthday suit
Backed off my jacket emptied my pocket
They found it stashed away in my big boots
Woe I got busted
Drug Squad cop shop
I blew it they knew it
How did they find I wonder
I wonder
My ganja
How did they find out.

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Harassment

Roots Roots
Harassment is the mark of the beast in the struggle
In the hands of the enemy the middle of the hastle
But blessed I'm bound to be
If I bear our the battle
If I give dem the power they bring back the shackles
So I got to overthrow the struggle.

Captured by command of corrupted law
Not to be released till they beat I raw
Trumped a charge on I
I've got no alibi
No leg to stand in court says I need you support
I say
We'll fight 'till last
Roots Roots
Three nines nine nine nine
The mark of the beast yeh
Vonk dem harassment

Got to overthrow the struggle
We'll fight till last

Harassment.

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Reggae Fever

A reggae music sends me in a fever
My blood pressure high
Yet I don't want no doctor

A reggae music get me hot around the collar
My blood pressure high
Yet I don't want no doctor

Ah Ah
Reggae fever
It's the feeling I've been dreaming of
Great universal love
The only remedy that you can find
So skank away your troubles
Leave them behind
Reggae paradise is nice nice nice

Reggae big reggae little reggae tallawa

A reggae music makes me cold till I wanna shiver
My liver quiver my blood pressure high
Yet I don't want no doctor

A reggae music is driving me crazy
Charm a weeza charm a weeza
My blood pressure high
Yet I don't want no doctor

Ah Ah
Reggae fever
Chuckie reggae music.

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Shining

Night time is growing old
New breezes kinda cool
So Rise up Rise up
This could be your time yeah yeah yeah

Rise up you head Rise up and live
A new day again right on time
So open your eyes
Lift up your head
Things to be said in this time

So summer is here
And flowers in full bloom
The sun is in the air
Get up get out
Try and find out
What life what life what life Has in store for you

CHORUS
Sunshine is shining
Sunshine is shining
Sunshine is shining
Sunshine is shining

The sun is the light
The moon and the stars
That guides in the day and loves in the night
So open your eyes
Lift up your head
Thing to be seen in this time (hey)

CHORUS

Rise up your head
Rise up and live
A new day again right on time
So open your eyes
Lift up your head
Things to be said in this time

So summer is here
And flowers in full bloom
The sun is in the air
Get up get out
Try and find out
What life what life what life Has in store for you

CHORUS

Sunshine is shining
Sunshine is shining
Sunshine is shining
Sunshine is shining

The sun is the light
The moon and the stars
That guides in the day and loves in the night
So open your eyes Lift up your head
Things to be seen in this time (hey)

CHORUS
Rise up your head
Rise up and live
A new day again right on time
So open your eyes
Lift up your head
Things to be seen in this time
For summer is here
And flowers in full bloom
The sun is in the air Get up get out
Try and find out
What life what life what life Has in store for you

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Heart of Stone

Heart of stone got no soul
Want I fe beg fe what I own
No trust dem as far as the blind can see
Chant dem down

Transferred to other lands drawing out plans
Which results into evil deeds and destruction
What you try to hide ain't top secret
Keeping up slackness of the most foul
We the people who feel it
Who feels it and sees it dislike it and curse it
Get bumped off
Licensed to kill

CHORUS

Heart of Stone
Heart of Stone

Corrupted lives are lives we don't wish to lead
The fruit of peace is what we love to pick and eat
The seeds we intend to plant and grow oh
You don't like what I and I man have to say so
You bump I off
Licensed to kill

So be it, the seeds you will water with our blood

CHORUS

Heart of stone got no soul want I fe beg fe what I own
Leave I alone, blood, chant dem down!!!

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Rumours

Rings on your fingers
Bells on my toe, yet I hear no music
Shouldn't we be jangling to and fro oh!
I hear no music
Fortune teller please rub your crystal ball
My love I gonna lose her
Things seem to be hazy
Good gosh is that my life oh
Magician wave your wand
Cause I'm feeling disarrayed yeh
Rumours they were not true
What they said about me to you no
You always made mountains out of mole hills
Yes you did
News spread like wild fire
If I could turn back the clock
I would prove to you that
I'm no two timer I'm no liar
Since you've washed your hands off me yeh
Off what I've got to offer
Got to go back to the start
Now that we are apart
Love once true has now fallen through
Over my face hangs a cloud
Sad eyes filled with rain
Pours down my body of drought
Another lesson has been taught
I stand alone and count my loss yeh
So I've got to keep cool yeh
Render my love and you refused it
Got to keep cool render my love
And you disapproved it
Rumours they were no true
What they said about me to you
Got to keep cool.

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Caught You Dancing

You were standing there
When I first laid eyes upon you
You were looking fair
When I first set eyes upon you
I was so scared to talk to you yeh
You hypnotised me with

CHORUS
The music that you dancing to
The music that you dancing to

My lovely yes you've tricked me
My lovely you disowned me

CHORUS

Unto you I went
Like a lamb right to the slaughter
One and one makes two
I thought happiness ever after
I should have known it was one big fairy tale yeh
You hypnotised me with

CHORUS

SCAT
I was so scared to talk to you yeh
You mesmorised me with
The music that you dancing to
I caught you dancing
I I yeh I I yeh.

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Burning Flame

Wow!
They say one man's meat is another man's poison
But I've chosen the greatest heights in life
That's laughter is where there lots of fun
Sorrow gone where the grass is green
I want no screwface passenger
Nightmare no I'm a sweet dreamer

Can't be no sight for sore eyes
Got to vitalise I self show
Like a burning flame got light up I life easy does it
Happiness is a cheerful countenance
Stress leads to madness
Its insanity confirmed by humanity
Insanity

Demons knock upon my door
Them think dem can kill joy
You can't keep a good man down show
Like a burning flame got to light up I life easy does it.

Lots of fun says I feel so good

Burning flame
Laughter is where there's lots of fun.

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Higher than High

O father
Take me where
I can sing unto you

O when the battle is done
Take me higher then high

My sword she's heavy
My heart is worn

Sing sing O David
Sing me your song
Harmony cry cry

And now we reach
The river is rolling
And now we seize the time
Sun it's so high
I see I hear
Rolling rolling rolling rolling
Strings
Were playing in my head
And now I know
Just what to do
I close my eyes
Till the morning comes

Hey hey hey hey.

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Nyahbinghi Voyage

Kindred trod on Israel
Kindred trod on Israel
Look around you
The youth dem need a home
Can't you see that ghetto streets they roam
The wilderness is no place for us to rest our weary head
Say me naa satta ya
Zion bound side walk paved with gold
And the milk and the honey flow

CHORUS
Nyahbinghi voyage can be no trail of tears
Nyahbinghi voyage can be no trail of tears
Nyahbinghi voyage can be no trail of tears
Nyahbinghi voyage can be no trail of tears
Don't get weary no
Don't get weary no
Don't get weary no
Don't get weary no

Release yourselves from all snares that tie you round
Break all fetters that bind you
Chains that have you bound
Over hills and gulleys we go through swamps and waters
Out of the gutter
Zion bound side walk paved with gold
And the milk and honey flow

CHORUS

Don't stop you'll die in the wilderness yes
He naa satta ya
Milk and the honey flow
Kindred trod on Israel. 

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