Dancemakers

by Chris Berry and Panjea

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1.
I found love on a mountain And I'm tryin' to bring it down to these streets Love like a fountain And I wanna give it to the people that I meet Love on a mountain And I'm tryin' to bring it down to these streets Love lik Wanna trade in my fear For some light Wanna lead you to cool waters When you wanna fight I wanna show that peace and humility Shall overcome might love on a mountain And I'm tryin' to bring it down to these streets Love like a fountain And I wanna give it to the people that I meet I'm tryin to sing a song to the world But nobody knows my name No, no, no, no, no Nobody knows my name Too much is given Much is required I know things in our lives may be so undesired but the universe will never give you something that you cannot overcome every single one of us were born to get our job done so shine, shine, shine shine, shine, shine shine, shine, shine I found love on a mountain And I'm tryin' to bring it down to these streets Love like a fountain And I wanna give it to the people that I meet love on a mountain And I'm tryin' to bring it down to these streets Love like a fountain And I wanna give it to the people that I meet Wanna be the candle in the darkness Shedding light I wanna be the wind under you wings That gives you flight I wanna show that peace and humility shall overcome might love on a mountain And I'm tryin' to bring it down to these streets Love like a fountain And I wanna give it to the people that I meet I'm tryin to sing a song to the world But nobody knows my name No, no, no, no, no Nobody knows my name shine, shine, shine shine, shine, shine shine, shine, shine shine, shine, shine shine, shine, shine shine, shine, shine shine, shine, shine shine, shine, shine (it's our time to shine) shine, shine, shine (come on people and shine) Shine in the morning time Shine in the afternoon Shine in the night time too shine, shine, shine shine, shine, shine shine, shine, shine
2.
Are you ready for this? Are you ready for this? Are you ready for this? Are you ready for this? Music is the medicine World is the patient We are the doctors Are you ready for this? Look to the future Love as the teacher For every tomorrow Are you ready for this? Are you ready? We’ve got to keep goin’ Now that we are knowin’
Which way things are flowin’ (Go for) What you feel (That’s how you) Know it’s real When your groove is healing You’ve got to share the feeling With everybody everywhere Are you ready for this? Boarders won’t hold us Boundaries can’t keep us back Strength is in our unity Are you ready for this? Are you ready for this? Are you ready? We’ve got to keep goin’ Now that we are knowin’
Which way things are flowin’ (Go for) What you feel (That’s how you) Know it’s real We’ve got to keep goin’ Now that we are knowin’
Which way things are flowin’ (Go for) What you feel (That’s how you) Know it’s real Are you ready for this, ready for this, ready for this? For those who said we were waiting for stones to bloom You spoke too soon For the bringers of the dawn have come Many follow but they couldn’t fool some Now we’re playing the unity drum One vibe, one tribe Are you ready for this? Are you ready for this, ready for this, ready for this? Are you ready for this, ready for this? We’ve got to keep goin’ Now that we are knowin’
Which way things are flowin’ (Go for) What you feel (That’s how you) Know it’s real We’ve got to keep goin’ Now that we are knowin’
Which way things are flowin’ (Go for) What you feel (That’s how you) Know it’s real We’ve got to keep goin’ Now that we are knowin’
Which way things are flowin’ (Go for) What you feel (That’s how you) Know it’s real
3.
03:09
If anger and violence are one How can violence end what anger’s begun? For far too long have we sung the same song You can’t right a wrong with another wrong Why do we kill people Who kill people To show people That killing people is wrong? If it’s wrong, then it’s wrong Why do we kill people Who kill people To show people That killing people is wrong? You can’t right a wrong with another wrong Decided by the throne Cries unheard by hearts of stone Freedom isn’t somethin’ you can force one to own As these times have shown Hopelessness begets frustration and fear, Fear to hate, hate to rage Don’t even turn the page, we know how the story goes Why do we kill people Who kill people To show people That killing people is wrong? If it’s wrong, then it’s wrong Why do we kill people Who kill people To show people That killing people is wrong? We kill people who kill people to show people that killing people is wrong Why do we?... Why?... To decide death as another man’s fate Is to forget Only compassion can quench This fire of hate Oh, what state of mind Demands and eye for an eye And leaves a whole world blind Why do we kill people Who kill people To show people That killing people is wrong? Why do we kill people Who kill people To show people That killing people is wrong? It’s wrong, the world, my friends, that we sing this song
4.
03:53
Some say, “Home is where the heart is” And if that’s true, my home is with you Some say, “Home is where the heart is” So now I know what I’m gonna do Home, I’m going home, I’m going home Home, I’m going home, I’m going home (Singing in Shona) Some say, “Home is where the heart is” And if that’s true, my home is with you Some say, “Home is where the heart is” So now I know what I got to do Home, I’m going home, I’m going home Home, I’m going home, I’m going home (Singing in Shona) Home, I’m going home, I’m going home Home, I’m going home, I’m going home Home, I’m going home, I’m going home Home, I’m going home, I’m going home (Home, I’m going home, I’m going home) (Home, I’m going home, I’m going home)
5.
04:59
From this pool of sorrow, I climb Knowing my pain will become strength in time Oh these hardships that I face from the start I use as a stone to sharpen the blade of my heart And with this blade, I’m gonna cut myself free From these nets that would bind and keep me ‘Cause From this pool of sorrow, I climb Knowing my pain will become strength in time I gotta walk a proud line, my friend I gotta walk a proud line I gotta walk a proud line, my friend I gotta walk a proud line Oh my pain is a seed of knowledge I must sow With blood, sweat and tears Into wisdom it will grow Ghost of insecurity You’ve bent me enough Now let me be You can’t keep me down Cause through these struggles I only gain Strength and wisdom To see me through Your storms of lightning thunder and rain ‘Cause From this pool of sorrow, I climb Knowing my pain will become strength in time I gotta walk a proud line, my friend I gotta walk a proud line I gotta walk a proud line, my friend I gotta walk a proud line Soul so willing and my flesh is so weak I don’t know if this is a promise I can keep Soul so willing and my flesh is so weak Oh this passion’s keeping me from the things I was born to seek Soul so willing and my flesh is so weak I don’t know, just don’t, if this is a promise I can keep (Ooh la, la, la, la...) Can’t you see, my brain I must prove to be under my soul For when my brain leads the way, sorrow is the toll These things of confusion have taken their control But someday I will prove my mind is slave to my soul Yeah, you know, soul is so willing but my flesh is so weak Soul so willing and my flesh is so weak Yeah, you know, soul is so willing but my flesh, so damn weak Soul so willing and my flesh is so weak So I don’t know, I don’t know if this is a promise I can keep (Ooh la, la, la, la...)
6.
04:07
No where to hide No where to run Here they come Here come those clouds again And I begin to spin out of control If I wanna get out of this hole I better stop digging No where to hide No where to run Here they come From behind me now no, no, no No where to hide No where to run Here they come There goes my mind again And I being to spin out of control If I wanna get out of this hole I better stop digging I gotta change the way I’ve been living Respect the gifts I’ve been given Cause it’s a blessing to be living I gotta get out, Break free From these thoughts of negativity I gotta get out, Break free From these things that defeat me I gotta get out, Break free But these phantoms keep on haunting me I gotta get out, Break free Oh no, here they come No where to hide No where to run Here they come Here come those clouds again And I begin to spin, I’m out of control If I wanna get out of this hole I better stop digging No where to hide No where to run Here they come There goes my mind again And I being to spin, I’m out of control If I wanna get out of this hole I better stop digging I gotta change the way I’ve been living Respect the gifts I’ve been given Cause it’s a blessing to be living I gotta get out, Break free From these thoughts that defeat me I gotta get out, Break free From this cage that I’ve put on me I gotta get out, Break free Sabotage, sabotage, self sabotage I ran past the water, chasing a mirage But I shall not take another step
Bearing this burden of self doubt No more self deceiving, unbelieving Playing the game of blame When I got it all All the answers and the power Now is the hour And here I come, here we go I gotta get out and break free I gotta get out and break free I gotta get out and break free I gotta get out break free
7.
03:43
The dance makers are making the dance The chance takers are taking the chance ‘Cause It’s better to try and to loose Than not to try at all No matter how big or small, people We can all stand tall One thing I’d really like to know I’d like to know right now How are souls so Deep and men so blind? How can souls be Eclipsed by such tiny minds? How are souls so Deep and men so blind? How can souls be Eclipsed by such tiny minds? The dance makers are making the dance The chance takers are taking the chance ‘Cause It’s better to try and to loose Than not to try at all No matter how big or small, people We can all stand tall How are souls so Deep and men so blind? How can souls be Eclipsed by such tiny minds? How are souls so Deep and men so blind? How can souls be Eclipsed by such tiny minds? Heed not the hypocrites Who strike flint below water Heed not the hypocrites Heed not what they say Heed not the hypocrites (Oh, Dancemakers) Heed not the hypocrites The dance makers are making the dance And the chance takers are taking the chance The dance makers are making the dance And the chance takers are taking the chance The dance makers are making the dance And the chance takers are taking the chance
8.
03:35
This passion sinks down around us like The warm demise Oh how I long to be the sun that shines in your skies And by the light of the moon I watch as these tears fall from your eyes And I know that these tears ride our destiny Upon the sand Even the winds would agree ‘Cause Vanda, Vanda, Vanda Mia Namorada Vanda, Vanda, Vanda Mia Namorada Your love adorns me Your breath caresses me We stand on the same beach But between us lies a sea And with every wave We hear the same story These tears ride our destiny Upon the sand These tears ride our destiny Sayin’ that our love can’t be You say it all with your eyes And I understand I long to love you You are the essence of woman But I can’t be your man Vanda, Vanda, Vanda Mia Namorada Vanda, Vanda, Vanda Mia Namorada These tears ride our destiny Upon the sand These tears ride our destiny Even the winds would agree ‘Cause these tears ride our destiny Upon the sand These tears ride our destiny Sayin’ that our love can’t be
9.
03:35
We rockin’ down racism every day We rockin’ down racism in every way Don’t judge me for the color of my skin See me for who I am We rockin’ down racism rock it down, rock it down Every single day rock it down, rock it down We rockin’ down racism rock it down, rock it down Not all fruit from the same tree tastes the same For how we are born are we to blame? We rockin’ down racism every day We rockin’ down racism in every way Judge not another by the color of their skin It’s the heart that makes us human One race: Human One race: Human One race: Human One race: Human Behold the new ones Who wear the same masks they used to adorn Doing the same things that were done to them before I know what I know And this I know In our hearts burns the same flame Our race is known by one name, one name One race: Human One race: Human We rockin’ down racism every day We rockin’ down racism in every way Don’t judge me for the color of my skin See me for who I am We rockin’ down racism every day rock it down, rock it down One race: Human One race: Human One race: Human One race: Human
10.
03:40
Temptation was the door to my downfall And she was the most beautiful key I swore I’d never bow to a King or Queen But she brings me to my knees When she says, “Save up my juices. Swim in my sea” She said to me, “Save up my juices. Swim in my sea” And now with just one sip
I’m lost in passion’s grip 
A captain on her ship Upon a one way trip Across a sea of ecstasy I’m bound for the land of infidelity I’m on fire With this desire Turning and turning Now I’m burning Every day is a new day I get another chance to change my ways Every day is a new day I get another chance to change my ways Every day is a new day I get another chance to change my ways I know I said you’d be the only one But I fell and I got down with another woman When she said, “Save up my juices. Swim in my sea” “Save up my juices. Swim in my sea” And now these tears are all I’ve got left to pay For all the love that you’ve given I’ll understand if you’ve got to go ‘Cause this is a bad life That I’ve been livin’ When I’m on fire With my desire I’m turning and turning Now I’m burning Every day is a new day I get another chance to change my ways Every day is a new day I get another chance to change my ways Every day is a new day I get another chance to change my ways Every day is a new day I get another chance to change my ways Every day is a new day You get another chance to change your ways
11.
03:37
Axe forgets What fallen tree cannot 
You were silent as a shadow How could you do what you do and think that I wouldn’t know? I knew what you were tryin’ to do See what you’re doin to me Front jumps out back sneak around and attack short cut under hand Caught you in a good place You fail to understand, my friend, you just can’t win Axe forgets what fallen tree cannot Cut me once before Scar I still have got Axe forgets what fallen tree cannot By your deceit, a lesson I’ve been taught You’re a snake in the grass, snake in the grass Stand back and I watch you pass, You’re a snake in the grass Silent as a shadow Now that you taste your own poison, you should know Throw stones at the heads of others, and hit your own Seek out for yourself and now you’re left with a bone When will you understand, my friend, those ways won’t win Axe forgets what fallen tree cannot Cut me once before Scar I still have got Axe forgets what fallen tree cannot By your deceit, a lesson I’ve been taught You’re a snake in the grass, snake in the grass Stand back and I watch you pass, You’re a snake in the grass What was hidden in the shadows Must come into the light Though the truth is patient It always comes into sight Cause the axe forgets what fallen tree cannot Cut me once before Scar I still have got Axe forgets what fallen tree cannot By your deceit, a lesson I’ve been taught You’re a snake in the grass, snake in the grass Stand back and I watch you pass, Snake in the grass snake in the grass, snake in the grass Stand back and I watch you pass, Snake in the grass
12.
03:39
911 Emergency What a catastrophe 911 911 Emergency Check this reality 911 Yeah we Build the fortress walls higher But it doesn’t put out the fire These flames only grow higher Burning, burning Burning in the hearts of men That’s where this all began Fire burn, it won’t go away Fire burn, it burned through the day Fire burn, In the hearts of me Fire burn, where it all began 911 Emergency What a catastrophe 911 We repeating history 911 Emergency Check this reality 911 I was lonely yesterday But not as lonely as today Every day she’s away I don’t see the sun I only see pain When I wake up in the morning I get down on my knees and pray That someday, someday she’ll come back to me, my country Someday, someday, someday, someday, someday Someday, someday, someday, someday, someday 911 Emergency What a catastrophe 911 911 Emergency Check this reality 911 Yeah we Build the fortress walls higher But it doesn’t put out the fire These flames only grow higher Burning, burning Burning in the hearts of men That’s where this all began Fire burn, it won’t go away Fire burn, it burned through the day Fire burn, In the hearts of me Fire burn, where it all began 911 Emergency What a catastrophe 911 911 Emergency Check this reality 911 911 Emergency What a catastrophe 911 We repeating history 911 Emergency Check this reality 911 Someday, someday, someday, someday, someday Someday, someday, someday, someday, someday Someday, someday, someday, someday, someday Someday, someday, someday, someday, someday Someday, someday, someday, someday, someday Someday, someday

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Produced by Sly and Robbie and Handel Tucker of the Fugees. Fusion of phat beats, reggae grooves and hip hop mbira. Released by Wrasse Records in 2005.

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released January 1, 2005

Music Lyrics & Arrangements by Chris Berry. Produced by Chris Berry & Jeremy Bronsco. Co-produced by Handel Tucker & Kurt Smith.
'911' and 'Love On A Mountain" Co-produced by Frank Wolf. Engineered by Jeremy Bronson & Andy Mewen. Mastered by Jeremy Bronson. Associate Producer: Melanie Lyon. Consulting Producer: Luis Resto.

Lead Vocals, Mbiri & Percussion: Chris Berry. Backing Vocals: Rujeko Dumbutshena, Shea Ryan, Kabasomi Kakoma Latanya Wilson, Jans Ingber. Bass: Mamadou BA, Patrice Blanchard. Drums: Harvey Wirth. Guitar: Zivanai Masango, Kurt Smith. Keys: Etienne Stadwijk. Sax: Chris Cuzme. Trombone: Phil Yeager. Trumpet: Dan Sears. Percussion: Jamie Hadoad. Special Guest Appearances by Feco Sly Dunbar & Robbie Shakespeare.

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