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Chorus
Stephen Marley:
And it was written
Up in the book of life
Cause the man shall
Endure forever more
(Repeat)

Verse 1
Damian:
Well did you know the pen
Is stronger than di knife
And they can kill you once
But they can't kill you twice
Did you know destruction of di flesh is not di ending to life
Fear not of the anti-christ
Did you know that I
Exist before the earth
And did you know my eyes
Are windows to the world
Did you know you can't go a Zion and a wear jerry curls
Can't tell the boys from the girls
The body's just a vehicle
Transporting the soul
It's what's inside the people
Is beauty to behold
Fear not of evil
Everyday dem flesh it grow old
Changes of the time take the toll

Chorus

Verse 2
Capleton:
The one ya name, fear is in the eyes of di beholder
And love is in the presence of the love maker
Life is in the words of the comforter
Endure much longer
Live much longer
Fear is in the eyes of di beholder
And love is in the presence of the love maker
Life is in the words of the comforter
Endure much longer
Live much longer

Verse 3
Jr. Gong:
A vester on his chest and Rastafari is his name
The gift of everlasting life for us to all sustain
Blessing that you all be got
Lessons taught you all forgot
Rasta call it shit you not
Do you remember Elijah
And his chariot of flames
Same blood that runs thru my veins

Verse 4
Capleton:
The one ya name, fear is in the eyes of di beholder
And love is in the presence of the love maker
Life is in the words of the comforter
Endure much longer
Live much longer
Fear is in the eyes of di beholder
And love is in the presence of the love maker
Life is in the words of the comforter
Endure much longer
Live much longer
Careful of you, entertain stranger
Selaisse never born inna nuh manger
I'll never crucify as me savior
Elect off himself inna the ruler
Babylon nah function well dem a failure
So be careful of dem cellular and pager
Cause I sign see dem I see danger
Seh dem great but SelaisseI greater.

Chorus

Verse 5
Drag-on:
He did mi wanna lick upon shots
Upon a bloodclad
And fill the block with bomrush cops
Cops mi dun talk you know you watch me walks in
While black woman is getting raped across New York And
Before another brother's in chalk And
I 'magine somebody said that's your son dead, see him?
See us we do the crime we do the time
Y'all get away scott free
So police mi gonna pop you b'fore you pop me
Cause if you get me you got me you shot me
Know'll lot me carry shotty since moms slap me
Cause my room sloppy
The youngest nigga out the camp is me
But nobody pampered me
So you better don't ramp with me
Fi see me, me don't play plenty
Chicks me blazed many
Raised plenty fi dollars
Storm upon mi prada
Watch a bomb holla
Watch 'I'm run, hit the floor
Told 'I'm come, come no
Throw ya ganja pon de air
'Plah! '

Verse 6
Damian:
Watch for sticks and stones
Stumbling blocks in piles
Life is one big road
Miles on top of miles
So blessed be the soul
That always remains a child
And most people don't even smile
There's a natural mystic
Blowing in tru the air
So keep it realistic
And always be aware
The truth is crying out
And it's so loud and so clear
But most people won't even hear
Spiritual pollution is in the atmosphere
And with so much confusion
Can one be happy here
The gift of Rastafari is for all man to share
But some would rather to be so unfair

Chorus



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  • U
    UnregisteredMay 22, 2012 at 8:33 am
    One love, one soul, i and i. Understanding of that simple concept will bring peace,joy and unity
    to all the world.
  • U
    UnregisteredMar 31, 2012 at 10:09 am
    Our soul is eternal. Dont let this fake world strike fear in our hearts for we only need love. We were once divine beings and we let the physical world corrupt our consciousness. Its time for humanity to see the truth. For our physical mental state: seeing is believing. For our spiritual side: believing is seeing. Death only strikes fear in our hearts because we are attatched to our materials. From loss of possessions to losing our loved ones. The physical world will always be here and we are always connected to each other in ways a lot of people cannot comprehend. Do not grasp on other lower emotions. Let love prosper and you will find inner peace.

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