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REBEL MUSIC

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    Contents:
    
    1. Rebel Music
    2. So Much Trouble In The World
    3. Them Belly Full
    4. Rat Race
    5. War
    6. Roots
    7. Slave Driver
    8. Ride Natty Ride
    9. Crazy Baldheads
    10.Get Up, Stand Up
    
    
    REBEL MUSIC (3 O'CLOCK ROADBLOCK)
    
    I, rebel music
    I, rebel music
    Why can't we roam this open country
    Oh why can't we be what we want to be
    We want to be free
    
    3 o'clock - roadblock, curfew
    And I've got to throw away
    Yes I've got to throw away
    Yes I've got to throw away
    My little herb stalk
    
    I, rebel music
    I, rebel music
    
    Take my soul and suss me out
    Check my life if I am in doubt
    3 o'clock - roadblock
    And hey Mr. Cop, ain't got no
    (What you say down there)
    Ain't got no birth certificate on me now
    
    I, rebel music
    I, rebel music
    Take my soul and suss me out
    Check my life if I am in doubt
    3 o'clock - roadblock
    And hey Mr. Cop, ain't got no
    (What you say down there)
    Ain't got no birth certificate on me now.
    
    
    SO MUCH TROUBLE IN THE WORLD
    
    So much trouble in the world now (repeat)
    Bless my eyes this morning
    JAH sun is on the rise once again
    The way earthly things are going
    Anything can happen
    
    You see men sailing on their ego trips
    Blast off on their spaceships
    Million miles from reality
    No care for you, no care for me
    So much trouble in the world now (repeat)
    All you've got to do is give a little
    Give a little, give a little
    One more time ye-a-h! ye-ah!
    
    So you think you have found the solution
    But it's just another illusion
    So before you check out your tide
    Don't leave another cornerstone standing there behind
    We have got to face the day, ooh we come what may
    We the street people talking, we the people struggling
    
    Now they are sitting on a time bomb
    Now I now the time has come
    What goes up must come down
    Goes around comes around
    So much trouble in the world
    So much trouble in the world
    So much trouble in the world
    There is so much trouble, there is so much trouble
    There is so much trouble
    There is so much trouble in the world
    There is so much trouble in the world 
    
    
    THEM BELLY FULL (BUT WE HUNGRY)
    
    Them belly full but we hungry
    A hungry mob is an angry mob
    A rain a fall but the dirt it tough
    A pot a cook but the food no 'nough
    
    You're gonna dance to jah music, dance,
    We're gonna dance to jah music, dance,
    
    Forget your troubles and dance,
    Forget your sorrows and dance,
    Forget your sickness and dance,
    Forget your weakness and dance
    
    Cost of livin' gets so high
    Rich and poor they start to cry
    Now the weak must get strong
    They say oh, what a tribulation
    Them belly full but we hungry
    A hungry mob is an angry mob
    A rain a fall but the dirt it tough
    A pot a cook but you no 'nough
    
    We're gonna chuck to jah music chuckin'
    We're chuckin' to jah music, we're chuckin'
    
    Belly full but them hungry.
    A hungry mob is an angry mob
    A rain a fall but the dirt it tough
    A pot a cook but the food no 'nough
    A hungry mob is an angry mob
    
    
    RAT RACE
    
    Ah! Ya too rude
    Oh what a rat race
    Oh what a rat race
    This is the rat race
    
    Some a lawful, some a bastard, some a jacket
    Oh what a rat race, rat race
    
    Some a gorgan, some a hooligan, some a guine-gog
    In this rat race, yeah!
    Rat race
    I'm singing
    When the cats away
    The mice will play
    Political voilence fill ya city
    Yea-ah!
    Don't involve Rasta in your say say
    Rasta don't work for no C.I.A.
    Rat race, rat race, rat race
    When you think is peace and safety
    A sudden destruction
    Collective security for surety
    Yeah!
    
    Don't forget your history
    Know your destiny
    In the abundance of water
    The fool is thirsty
    Rat race, rat race, rat race
    
    Oh it's a disgrace to see the
    Human-race in a rat race, rat race
    You got the horse race
    You got the dog race
    You got the human-race
    But this is a rat race, rat race
    
    
    WAR
    
    What life has taught me
    I would like to share with
    Those who want to learn...
    
    Until the philosophy which hold one race
    Superior and another inferior
    Is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned
    Everywhere is war, me say war
    
    That until there are no longer first class
    And second class citizens of any nation
    Until the colour of a man's skin
    Is of no more significance than the colour of his eyes
    Me say war
    
    That until the basic human rights are equally
    Guaranteed to all, without regard to race
    Dis a war
    
    That until that day
    The dream of lasting peace, world citizenship
    Rule of international morality
    Will remain in but a fleeting illusion
    To be persued, but never attained
    Now everywhere is war, war
    
    And until the ignoble and unhappy regimes
    that hold our brothers in Angola, in Mozambique,
    South Africa sub-human bondage
    Have been toppled, utterly destroyed
    Well, everywhere is war, me say war
    
    War in the east, war in the west
    War up north, war down south
    War, war, rumours of war
    
    And until that day, the African continent
    Will not know peace, we Africans will fight
    We find it necessary and we know we shall win
    As we are confident in the victory
    
    Of good over evil, good over evil, good over evil
    Good over evil, good over evil, good over evil
    
    ROOTS
    
    Roots Natty roots
    Dread Binghi dread
    I and I are the roots
    Some are the dry wood
    
    Fe catch up the fire
    Whoa, Lo ok at that
    They need some dry wood
    To cook up the raw food
    Whoa, look at that
    
    I got to survive
    Inna dis man maniac downpression
    Got to survive
    In iration, yeah
    Roots Natty roots
    Dread Binghi dread
    Remember that I and I are the roots
    Some are wolf
    Inna sheep's clothing
    Whoa, look at that
    Many are called
    But only a few are chosen
    Whoa, look at that
    Nothing that dividers can do
    Can't seperate us from our father
    Whoa, look at that
    You see, blood is thicker than water
    Whoa, look at that
    
    Got to survive
    inna disyah ghetto, yeah
    Roots Natty roots
    Dread Binghi dread
    Remember that I and I are the roots
    Roots Natty roots
    Dread Binghi dread
    Whoa, I and I are the roots
    Some are leaves
    While some are branches
    But remember I and I are the roots
    Some are dry wood
    Fe catch up the fire
    Whoa, look at that
    
    Got to survive
    Inna dis man maniac downpression
    Got to survive
    In iration
    Roots Natty roots
    Dread Binghi dread
    Hey, I and I are the roots
    Ooh we, roots Natty roots
    Dread Binghi dread
    Oh Yeah, I and I are the roots
    
    
    SLAVE DRIVER
    
    Slave driver the table is turned
    Catch a fire so you can get burned
    Slave driver the table is turned
    Catch a fire you're gonna get burned
    
    Ev'ry time I hear a crack of the whip
    My blood runs cold
    
    I remember on the slave ship
    How they brutalised their very souls
    Today they say that we are free
    Only to be chained in poverty
    
    Good god, I think it's all illiteraci
    It's only a machine that makes money
    Slave driver the table is turned
    Oh slave
    
    
    RIDE NATTY RIDE
    
    Dready got a job to do
    And he's got to fulfill that mission
    To see his hurt is their
    Greatest ambition
    But we'll survive
    In this world of competition
    'Cause no matter what they do
    Natty keep on comin thru
    And no matter what they say
    Natty de deh every day
    
    Natty Dread rides again
    Thru the mystics of tomorrow
    Natty Dread rides again
    Having no fear, having no sorrow
    
    All and all you see a Gwan
    Is to fight against Rastaman
    So they build their world
    In great confusion
    To force on us the devil's illusion
    But the stone that the builder refuse
    Shall be the head cornerstone
    And no matter what games they play
    There is something they could never take away
    Something they could never take away
    It's the fire, it's the fire, fire
    Burning down everything
    Feel that fire, fire, the fire, the fire
    Only the birds have wings
    No time to be deceived
    You should know and not believe
    Jah says this judgement
    Could never be with water
    So no water could put out this fire
    This this fire, this this fire
    This this fire ride Natty ride
    Go deh dready, go deh dready, go de
    
    Now the fire is burning
    Out of control panic in the city
    Wicked weeping for their gold
    Everywhere the fire is burning
    Destroying and melting their gold
    Destroying and waisting their souls
    
    Ride Natty ride
    Go deh dready, go deh dready
    Go deh dready go de
    
    Now the people gather on the beach
    And the leader try to make a speach
    But Dread again tell them it's too late
    Fire is burning
    Man pull your own weight
    Fire is burning
    Man pull your own weight
    Natty dread rides again
    Go deh Dready, go deh Dready, go deh
    Oh ride Natty ride
    Natty dread rides again
    Go deh Dready, go deh, go deh Dready, go deh
    Riding thru the storm
    And we riding thru the calm
    Go deh, go deh
    We riding thru the thick
    We riding thru the thin
    Ride Natty, ride Natty
    
    
    CRAZY BALDHEADS
    
    Them crazy, them crazy
    We gonna chase those crazy
    Baldheads out of town
    Chase those crazy baldheads
    Out of town
    
    I and I build a cabin
    I and I plant the corn
    Didn't my people before me
    Slave for this country
    Now you look me with a scorn
    Then you eat up all my corn
    
    We gonna chase those crazy baldheads
    Chase them crazy
    Chase those crazy baldheads out of town
    
    Build your penitentiary, we build your schools
    Brainwash education to make us the fools
    Hate is your reward for our love
    Telling us of your God above
    
    We gonna chase those crazy
    Chase those crazy bunkheads
    Chase those crazy baldheads out of town
    
    Here comes the conman
    Coming with his con plan
    We won't take no bribe, we got stay alive
    
    We gonna chase those crazy
    Chase those crazy baldheads
    Chase those crazy baldheads out of town
    
    
    GET UP, STAND UP
    
    Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights
    Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights
    Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights
    Get up, stand up, don't give up the fight
    
    Preacher man don't tell me
    Heaven is under the earth
    I know you don't know
    What life is really worth
    It's not all thm glitters is gold
    Half the story has never been told
    So now you see the light
    Stand up for your rights
    
    Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights
    Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights
    Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights
    Get up, stand up, don't give up the fight
    
    Most people think
    Great good will come from the skies
    Take away everything
    And make everybody feel high
    But if you know what life is worth
    You would look for yours on earth
    And now you've seen the light
    You stand up for your rights