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Break Out Bold

Break Out Bold


When I was a little boy this man said to me

Don’t play fools’ games break out bold

Don’t give your family pain and misery

Live your life with love and honesty

Ya take the good from everyone you meet

And you break out bold

Ya break out bold

I’ve seen some things I’d never tell again

Know some people I wouldn’t say is my friend

All I remember is what that man said to me

When I was a little boy down in New Orleans

Ya take the good from everyone you meet

And you break out bold

Ya break out bold

I’ve seen grown men cry

Saw some demise

Heard some lie and say it’s true

Ya take the good from everyone you meet

And you break out bold

Ya take the good from everyone you meet

And you break out bold

Ya take the good from everyone you meet

And you break out bold

Ya break out bold

I’ve seen grown men cry

Saw some demise

Heard some lie and say it’s true

Ya take the good from everyone you meet

And you break out bold

Ya take the good from everyone you meet

And you break out bold

Ya break out bold

Ya break out bold

Ya break out bold

Ya break out bold




Before the Fall


Now that I’ve found myself

The way is clear

After battle fronts all these years

The leaves of change are upon us faced all fear

I am the fruit that is gathered before the fall

Sun shines everyday for one and all

Moon lights the night sky with the stars

Earth sits in this galaxy we all are one

I am the fruit that is gathered before the fall

Now that the waves have calm the sea is at rest

The skies are bright and clear

The isle in the distance could be a place

Where we could rest

Where we could rest

Where we could rest

Now that I’ve found myself the way is so clear

After battle fronts all these years

The leaves of change are upon us faced all fear

I am the fruit that is gathered before the fall

I am the fruit before the fall

Before the fall

Before the fall




Love Made Right


She walks in I’ve never seen a beauty such as she

I’ve never been kissed before in my life

Now that’s love made right

A sleepless dream my imagination runs wild

Like a child with their favorite toy

What a joy it brings

Now that’s love made right

Now love’s made right

Now that’s love made right

Now love’s made right

Love made right love made right

A touch I’ve never had before

Soft as a cloud from a memory stored

I keep close to me

And her scent it’s from a time near yet ancient

As she lay close to me her breath gives me life

Now that’s love made right

Now that’s love made right

Now love’s made right

Now that’s love made right

Now love’s made right

Love’s made right love’s made right

A touch I’ve never had before

Soft as a cloud from a memory stored

I keep close to me

And her scent it’s from a time near yet ancient

As she lay close to me her breath gives me life

Now that’s love made right

Now love’s made right

Now that’s love made right

Now love’s made right

Love made right love made right




Monarch Butterfuly


I will fly across the sea for your love

Where eagles never soar

I will remember you forever when time is nevermore

You are delicate yet so strong

Lips I can’t resist my heart flutters

Eyes are jewel that hypnotize

Love like no other

You flew away from me

Monarch butterfly

Dancing on the clouds to be set free and love will return

I will wait for you to discover what life has in store

If it takes now to forever I’ll be there evermore

You are delicate yet so strong

Lips I can’t resist my heart flutters

Eyes are jewel that hypnotize

Love like no other

You flew away from me

Monarch butterfly

Dancing on the clouds to be set free and love will return

Love will fly away to return love will fly away

Love will fly away away to return to return

I will fly across the sea for your love

Where eagles never soar

I will remember you forever when time is nevermore

You are delicate yet so strong

Lips I can’t resist my heart flutters

Eyes are jewels that hypnotize

Love like no other

You flew away from me

Monarch butterfly

Dancing on the clouds to be set free and love will return

Set free and love will return

Love will fly away to return love will fly away

Love will fly away to return

Love will fly away to return




Twice As Long


I remember those days

I remember those times

We shared breakfast in the middle of the night

My friend my kin my country

Those times are gone removed far from home

Wondering abroad in some unknown places

Wanting for love ones a familiar face

In these streets there is a message

It echoes like a quiet storm

Count all your blessings

Cause the road home is twice as long

I remember those days

I remember those nights

We parade down political lines

My friend my kin my country

The fight is so strong with abundant martyrdom

We stand from south liberty to the ninth ward

Wanting for love ones a familiar face

In these streets there is a message

It echoes like a quiet storm

Count all your blessings

Cause the road is twice as long

In these streets there is a message

It echoes like a quiet storm

Count all your blessings

Cause the road home is twice as long

The road home is twice as long

The road home is twice as long

The road home is twice as long

The road home is twice as long




Only in New Orleans


People dancing in the streets

Buck jumping to the beat

Bass drum and tuba

Trumpet black so sweet

All shape size and colors

We are all brothers

Can’t find this no where

Nowhere on the earth

Only New Orleans

Only New Orleans

Only New Orleans

Call um out on a Sunday

Any day of the week

We bring em down when they die

Wake em when they sleep

When ya hear the sound

You run to your door

Shake what ya mama gave you

Then you shake a lil more

Can’t find this nowhere

Nowhere on the earth

Only New Orleans

Only New Orleans

Only New Orleans

Can’t find this nowhere

Nowhere on the earth

Only New Orleans

Only New Orleans

Social and pleasure clubs with styles unique

Young and old alike dance to compete

They jump on trucks and cars

They stop at every bar

Shine the light on them cause all of them are stars

Can’t find this nowhere

Nowhere on the earth

Only New Orleans

Only New Orleans

Only New Orleans




Wavering Skies


They took a walk down the street

In the New Orleans August heat

The businessman and the thief

They both dress the same

Thief asked businessman what’s your plans

He said I’m looking for a time that’s good

Want to take a drink on Bourbon

And eat Frenchmen Street food

O yeah o yeah o yeah

Oh the thief called his consort they both had a plan

Wanna take the goods and services from the businessman

She gave him a look so sensual his passion was on the rise

Never knew their plans never to realize

They took him down to the water

And bathe him when it rise

Baptized in the Mississippi under wavering skies

Under wavering skies

Under wavering skies

Under wavering skies

Under wavering skies

Under wavering skies

Under wavering skies

Oh the businessman he woke the next day alone in his bed

He had to retrieve his dignity had to ponder his faith

Cause he lost all he had in the night gone by

In the streets New Orleans’ streets he left pride

He exposed his hand shown all his cards

The dealer said we’re all in no one knows who we are

They took him down to the water bathe him when it rise

Baptized in the Mississippi under wavering skies

They took him down to the water

And bathe him when it rise

Baptized in the Mississippi under wavering skies

Under wavering skies

Under wavering skies

Under wavering skies




You Never Know


Don’t let the sun catch you

When the night is fade

A new day has come

You never know what unfolds

When the role you’ve played is done

The sun never goes down in the town

At river bend Mississippi flows music grows

Night and day you feel it to the end

Don’t let the sun catch you when the night is fade

A new day has come

You never know what unfolds

When the role you’ve played is done

Oak trees line Esplanade

From the river to the park

The stories they hold are never told

To those who walk the promenade

They dance in the street

Drink in their sleep

Visit this graveyard city that houses Marie

Don’t let the sun catch you

When the night is fade

A new day has come

You never know what unfold

When the role you’ve played is done

Don’t let the sun catch you

When the night is fade

A new day has come

You never know what unfold

When the role you’ve played is done

And when you get to the end

Remember no foe or friend

You’ve heard the folklore music grows

You can’t call them by name

They dance in the street

Drink in their sleep

Visit this graveyard city that houses Marie

Don’t let the sun catch you

When the night is fade

A new day has come

You never know what unfold

When the role you’ve played is done

You never know what unfold

When the role you’ve played is done

You never know what unfold

When the role you’ve played is done





Only New Orleans

How is Love to Define


How can I reach you sit and talk

Time and space between ethereal thought

And how is love to define

Mere words I create in these lines

You move across my astral mind

Petals from flowers of all kind

A scent I remember dream to keep

Time when hearts can’t be breached

O the stars I’ve counted in your eyes

Lips a fruit that can’t be described

My mind has made love to you

On a distant planet thousand suns of blue

Your voice the sound love’s melody

I dreamt this dream from the bottom of the sea

And I said how is love to define

Mere words I create in these lines

How is love to define

Mere words I create in these lines

O the stars I’ve counted in your eyes

Lips a fruit that can’t be described

My mind has made love to you

On a distant planet thousand suns of blue

Your voice the sound love’s melody

I dreamt this dream from the bottom of the sea

And I said how is love to define

Mere words I create in these lines

How is love to define

Mere words I create in these lines

How is love to define

How is love to define

How is love to define

How is love to define




At the Crossroads


Woke up in this dream grinding an oar

Going down rivers and streams once familiar

And I heard a cry out from the wilderness

Someone needed love like they never had yet

And as far as I could see abandoned souls

And all signs were written no love for the poor

At the crossroads we pray

We’re at the crossroads everyday

I was taken by the wind and placed on solid ground

In a familiar place that’s now a ghost town

I heard a voice say that love is on the way

As sure as the sun comes for the new day

And as far as I could see abandoned souls

And all signs were written no love for the poor

At the crossroads we prayed

We’re at the crossroads every day

At the crossroads

There we prayed

And all signs were written




Truth Shall Set You Free


When I was a little boy down in the Treme

I would sit in my window and listen what ole folks say

Fruit man would pass by shouting loud

I got banana peaches oranges with pride

Born in the middle I was criticized

I ran away from home at age five

Burned my candle on both sides

If you ain’t got the proof don’t you make up a lie

Because the truth gon set you free

Most people never be free

My great grandma told me long time ago

Don’t you take no wooden nickles son you’ll go broke

Believe half of what you see none of what you hear

Most people live their lives filled with fear

I’ve got a knife a gun a razor blade

I’m gonna cut I’m gonna shoot you slice yo ass dead

Then I’m gon raise you from the grave and give you bread

Never forget what the ole folks said they said

The truth gon set you free

Most people never be free

Me and my best friend would rob the town

He caught a case now he’s doing time

Down in Angola spend the rest of his life

Some get a lil lucky some pay the full price

I told my son son don’t you go down that road

Nuff traps set enough lives are stole

He thanked me and went on his way

Never forget what the ole folks said they said

The truth gon set you free

Most people never be free

The truth gon set you free

Most people never be free

I’ve got a knife a gun a razor blade

I’m gonna cut I’m gonna shoot you slice yo ass dead




Gypsy Woman


Gypsy woman got my mind in a wonder

Heart pound like thunder can’t hardly breathe

Caramel mocha gypsy queen

Down by the river down in New Orleans

I called her out she said don’t make a scene

Caramel mocha gypsy queen

Caramel mocha gypsy queen

And she said take yo time got to find motive

Take yo time got to move slowly slowly slowly

I saw her in the sky from across the sea

Cleopatra Nola Mississippi queen

Caramel mocha gypsy queen

She said I’ll come to you tonight keep you company

I’ll come to you tonight boy in your dreams

Caramel mocha gypsy queen

Caramel mocha gypsy queen

And she said take yo time got to find motive

Take yo time got to move slowly slowly slowly

I saw her in the sky from across the sea

Cleopatra Nola Mississippi queen

Caramel mocha gypsy queen

She said I’ll come to you tonight keep you company

I’ll come to you tonight boy in your dreams

Caramel mocha gypsy queen

Caramel mocha gypsy queen

And she said take yo time got to find motive

Take yo time got to move slowly

She said take yo time got to find motive

Take yo time got to move slowly




Gris Gris Suit


A dash of cayenne to the rue

Gon put on my gris gris suit

Boil the gumbo hot and steady

Don’t care if Freddy ready

Gon pray at that old cemetery

Down off Claiborne where she’s buried

If you don’t know you betta ask somebody

Gon build a fire on the bayou

When the black cat scratch at two

Under a full moon that’s blue

Chant the magic word kufaru

A dash of cayenne to the rue

Gon put on my gris gris suit

Gon put it on baby

Black top hat black suit too

Same ole rod that Moses threw

I’m gon get them bones out the graveyard for you

Can’t see my eyes black shades too

Gon pray at that old cemetery

Down off Claiborne where she’s buried

Black top hat black suit too

Same ole rod that Moses threw

I’m gon get them bones out the graveyard for you

Can’t see my eyes black shades too

Gon pray at that old cemetery

Down off Claiborne where she’s buried

A dash of cayenne to the rue

Gon put on my gris gris suit

Gon put it on baby

My gris gris suit




Freedom Riders


Dodie raised the flag and she sighed

Jerome stood at her side

Giants walk among us unassuming we walk by

Sitting at the table

Stand for the fight

God created man liberated with inalienable rights

And we say ride on freedom riders ride on

Oooo ride on freedom riders ride on

Ride on freedom riders ride on

Oooo ride on freedom riders ride on

They live today sweat and bone

While all the other martyrs have gone home

Titles don’t you give me give me freedom liberty

Sitting at the table

Stand for the fight

God created man liberated with inalienable rights

And we say ride on freedom rider ride on

Oooo ride on freedom riders ride on

Ride on freedom riders ride on

Oooo ride on freedom riders ride on

You take this bus ride with me no um bow

Dial this number and say no um bow

In the face of bigotry say no um bow

We all didn’t land here on a slave ship no um bow

We left ancient monuments no um bow

Love has no fear no um bow

And we say ride on freedom riders ride on

Oooo ride on freedom riders ride on

Ride on freedom riders ride on

Ride on freedom riders ride on

Oooo ride on freedom riders ride on

You take this bus ride with me no um bow

Dial this number and say no um bow





Soul Avenger

Soul Avenger


Hey man look what’s happening in the streets today violence homeless and poverty

the youth dem are dashed upon the tops of every street today violence homeless and poverty

let Jah arise with lighting and thunder earthquake in diver places for the sin you make today today you got to repay the soul avenger

he that seek it shall find you can’t let them play games on ya mind with the drugging the boozing ya losing you can’t let them play games on ya mind

blessed is the man who love Jah law in that he meditate day and night for the wicked fire and brimstone today you got to repay the soul avenger

hey man see what you can do today for the children of oppression food clothes and shelter

education instead of guns education instead of bombs you can’t let them play games on ya mind

blessed is the man who love Jah law in that he meditate day and night for the wicked fire brimstone

today you have to repay the soul avenger




Jet Black Love


It was a notion a love potion hypnotic trance and we danced

on words of joy and how we’ll get together our black hearts I got a jet black love that makes a better me a better me I got a jet black love like honey in my tea

to get emotion I told her how she’s the essence of love of love that brought us together and our black hearts

to get a portion of your love that makes a better me girl meets boy the story never cease

queen of hearts all hail you no one do what you do

love deep like Victoria lake higher than the empire state longer than long stronger than strong

back away from being alone big up ya self in ya home love gonna hit you in a binding way the sun makes

the night day ask a question question denied gawn see Jah glory by and by

I got a jet black love




The Big Easy


St. Ann and Robertson where um from moved to Miro St. A.P. Tureaud and New Orleans

half the youth that played with me now playing the penitentiary the big easy big easy not so easy

is it my reflection your rejection the way I walk make you talk in this society feel like a refuge

some go like Romeo playin fa sho some remember Jericho soul music just flow turn up ya stereo




War and Lies


While the people beg for bread the streets are full of drugs and gun play

politrickens say a vote for me will bring better days every day you pray to the pope ministers high priest

and flag way well what can be done war and lies

the word on the street today a revolution way has spread

terrorist bomb brick building city streets and subway

every day you pray to the pope minister high priest and flag wave well what can be done war and lies well this is the revelation rasta vibes in creation




Genevieve


It was early Sunday morning before she went to pray

no sound was heard outside just the sound of day

we didn’t read it in your paper or seen it on tv about the mysterious death of Genevieve

who killed Genevieve who killed Genevieve

and you got to fight for ya rights even if ya have to cry even if you have to die can’t conceal a lie

it was early Sunday morning Ethiopian press reveled to me while standing on a corner called fraud and deceit

we did’nt read it in your paper or seen it on tv about the mysterious death of Genevieve

who killed Genevieve?




All I Live For


I’ve been calling you on the phone I’ve invited you to my home

you won’t give away your love to me

I done pass you on the street saw you in a café so discreet

you won’t give away your love to me

all I live for to hear your voice set me free what I wouldn’t do to hear ya heartbeat next to me

well the first time your eyes met mine my heart made a move out of time

you won’t give away your love to me

then I reached out to touch your hand wanted to tell you of my love plans

you won’t give away your love to me

all I live for to hear your voice set me free what I wouldn’t do to hear your heartbeat next to me




Shake Baby


In this all night session

girl you got me sweat’n

I’m gonna get ya

your gonna move I bet ya

take my hand we’ll do it again

see how far ya back bends dance romance through the night

um gonna work with all my might um gonna work ya

shake baby shake till ya can’t shake no mo grove baby till ya hit the floor

in this all night bless up people you gotta get up

um gonna get ya your gonna move I bet ya

leave ya guns and knives at home now it’s time to get along

put away all vanity in the name of His Majesty shake baby




Glad to See You


Long time saw you comin seen you here and there

when ya think clouds it’s sunny bad weather turns fair

say times been hard on you made ya black body blue

now it’s time to share love tonight

Jah is the glory power and might and we’re singing glad to see you here once more

when ya head was down no one givin you a hug what was hidden in the bush now is all cleared up

who Jah bless no one curse you we’re once last now you come first and we’re singing glad to see you here once more




Take Me In Your Arms


I got a date a quarter to eight

I’ll meet you out near the lake the lake

with a full moon rise and eyes full of desire

take me in your arms tonight

why don’t you take me

take me in your arms tonight

thrill me with all your charm till light

these words I’d like to express

its yo love I wanna caress

take me in your arms tonight

for your love I’d go a mile a country mile

stand up on any corner wait fa you baby

can’t wait to see yo eyes and ya nice lil style

gawn scratch a heart on a tree

in love with you it’ll read

feed me like a baby yo love drive me crazy

gawn make ya my paradise

no matter how they despise love made in heaven

take my heart forever




Love Last Stand


Love is like the wind you can’t hold it

water running through ya hands can you possess it

you can’t break a vow integrity’s at hand hearts on trial

love last stand

breaking bread together at the table of love

the food we’re sharing comes from above

things you can’t control you must let it be

for love to unfold love must be free love last stand

you do what you do best leave the rest

take what you need for ya self don’t be selfish

love was there before love will always be

Rasta come to unfold life mystery