Roots

by Chris Berry

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1.
03:29
Catastrophe Environmental emergency Check out the new Reality Humans at Earth's mercy We are the ancestors Of the future We are the ancestors Of the future This is our brand new Ancient music This is our brand new Ancient music We're not the message But the messengers Messengers We're not the message But the messengers Messengers Singing a message to humanity Praying that soon we will see The all that is one The one that is all Before we take the final fall From Eden Taking the final fall From Eden Before we take the fall From Eden We are the ancestors Of the future We are the ancestors Of the future This is our brand new Ancient music This is our brand new Ancient music We're not the message But the messengers Messengers We're not the message But the messengers Messengers Messengers Messengers Messengers Messengers
2.
06:42
Though I walk through the city of judgement I myself I judge not Was it not by the foolishness of judgement So many wars were fought? Tempts me to judge, but I say no way Everyone's free to choose their own way Oh I walk through the valley of judgement I myself you judge not Was it not the stupidness of judgement So many wars were fought Oh I pray for the dark hearted person Lost in fear as dark as night I know its only confusion that Keeps us from the light Only confusion that Keeps us from the light Oh so much confusion that Keeps us from the light So much confusion that Keeps us from the light But no longer by these laws, no Shall I abide No longer by these laws, no Shall I abide No longer by these laws, no Shall I abide No longer by these laws Shall I abide No longer by these laws, no Shall I abide No longer by these laws, no Shall I abide No longer by these laws, no Shall I abide Though I walk through the valley of judgement I myself you judge not Was it not by the foolishness of judgement So many wars were fought? I pray for the wicked hearted Lost in fear as dark as night I know its only confusion that Keeps us from the light Its only confusion that Keeps us from the light So much confusion that Keeps us from the light So much confusion that Keeps us from the light I know its only confusion that Keeps us from the light So much confusion that Keeps us from the light Jealousy, hatred No longer, no longer Jealousy, hatred You gotta stand aside No longer by your laws, no Shall I abide No longer by your laws, no Shall I abide No longer by your laws, no Shall I abide No longer by your laws, no Shall I abide And I know its only confusion that Keeps us from the light So much confusion that Keeps us from the light But no longer by these foolish thoughts, no Shall I abide No longer by your laws, no Shall I abide No longer by your laws, no Shall I abide No longer by your laws, no Shall I abide
3.
07:06
Searching for the groove Searching for the groove Trying to make you move Searching for the groove, yeah Men, men, men, men, men You could never know What it's like To have something grow Inside of you Woman and the power of one Where did we all come from? Woman and the power of one Where did we all come from? Woman and the power of one Where did we all come from? Woman and the power of one Where did we all come from? Woman and the power of one Where did we all come from? Woman and the power of one Where did we all come from? Woman and the power of one Where did we all come from? Woman and the power of one Where did we all come from? Woman and the power of one Where did we all come from? Woman and the power of one Where did we all come from? Pity racist people Who cloak themselves in drapes Covered in confusion They know not positivity's name They know not positivity's name They know not positivity's name Why don't they know it? Why can't they see it? Why don't they know it? Can they now see it? Can they not feel it? Healing music Healing music Take it in soul Take it in soul Take it in side Their insecurity makes them call out inferiority But what could be more pure Than my love for you Rujeko Rujeko Rujeko Rujeko….
4.
04:01
Come on (Shona) Hungry souls starve at a feast of silver and gold Greed and money only make the heart cold Soul famine Starvation of the soul Soul famine Starvation of the soul Soul famine Starvation of the soul Soul famine Famine of the soul Soul famine Famine of the soul A gift has been given unto you from above Do what you love and what you do shall be loved Find your voice, sing your song There's no way you can go wrong Find your voice, sing your song No there's no way you could ever go wrong Find your voice, sing your song No way you could ever go wrong A gift has been given unto you from above Do what you love and what you do shall be loved Know your soul, find your song No there's no way you can go wrong Know your soul, find your song No, you can never go wrong Know your soul, find your song Never ever ever could you go wrong (Shona) In this soul famine Famine of the soul In this soul famine Famine of the soul
5.
04:35
Remember music Search for the answers But the answers they cannot find Instead of moving forward We fall further behind Science and politics Have been, oh, so unkind They told me all the answers to life All the could find 21st century is now at hand We've got to make a change, we've got to stand And if revolution is the only solution To rid the world of its pollution Then, oh Revolution's on the way Revolution's on the way, people Revolution's on the way Revolution's on the way, oh Bring in the music Step back, stand aside No longer will we hide Cause we the new generation And we want a new nation There's nothing they can say or do To stop us from coming through For the sake of this Earth and its children We've got to find something new And if revolution is the only solution To rid the world of its pollution Then, oh Revolution's on the way Revolution's on the way, people Revolution's on the way Revolution's on the way, oh Revolution's on the way, people Revolution's on the way Revolution's on the way, people Revolution's on the way Must it take a revolution To change this world? Oh we've got to find a new day What's going to be the new way?
6.
05:07
All 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 will cut myself free From the nets that were bind to keep me 'Cause from the right path They don't want me to find But I won't be misled by any false sign, no I gotta walk a proud line, my friend I gotta walk a proud line Don't you know, don't you know? I gotta walk a proud line, my friend I gotta walk a proud line (scatting) As we walk along this road of years You replace my hopes with fears Your seconds seem to be the streams Which carry away my dreams Time, must you be my enemy? Well, my pain is a seed of knowledge I must sow With blood and sweat Into wisdom it will grow Ghosts of insecurity You've bent me enough Now let me be You can't keep me down Cause through my struggles I only gain The strength and wisdom to see me through Your storms of lighting, thunder and rain Gotta walk a proud line, my friend I gotta walk a proud line Gotta walk a proud line, my friend I gotta walk a proud line (scatting) (portuguese rapping) As we walk along this road of years You replace my hopes with fears Your seconds are the streams Which take away my dreams, oh Time why must you be my enemy? (portuguese rapping) Gotta walk a proud line, my friend Oh, gotta walk a proud line Don't listen to what they say Gotta walk a proud line, my friend No, gotta walk a proud line Gotta walk a proud line, my friend You gotta walk a proud line Proud line, my friends
7.
06:18
Saw you standing in a storm Rain beat upon you The winds howled your name I reach for you But I reach in vain You've long been drowned In a sea of shame Some say it's better to end it Than to keep carrying on I say, hold on Hold on Hold on Night is darkest before dawn, yeah Hold on Hold on Hold on The night is darkest before dawn, yeah Hold on Hold on Hold on What words can I say? What song can I play? What words can I say? What song can I play? To make you understand Just how beautiful you really are The night is darkest before dawn You gotta hold on Hold on Hold on I'll be your fire, fire fire To warm you up Water, water, water To cool you down Fire, fire, fire To warm you up Water, water, water To cool you down Fire, fire I'll be there for you I'll be there for you I'll be there for you (scatting) Oh, God, I reach out my hands But you say I never understand And I know that I never could I only want you to know That I am there for you And I'll do everything that I can do (scatting) I'm there for you Saw you standing in a storm The rain beat upon you The winds howled your name I reach for you But I reach in vain You've long been blinded By your own self blame I reach for you But I reach in vain You've long been drowning In a sea of shame Some say it's better to end it Than to keep carrying on I say, hold on Hold on Hold on Night is darkest before dawn Hold on Hold on Hold on Night is darkest before dawn Hold on Hold on Hold on The night is darkest before dawn Hold on Hold on Hold on Please hold on Hold on Hold on What words can I say? What song can I play? What words can I say? What song can I play? To make you understand Just how beautiful you really are The night is darkest before dawn You gotta hold on Hold on Hold on Hold on I'll be your fire, fire fire To warm you up Water, water, water To cool you down Fire, fire, fire To warm you up Water, water, water To cool you down Fire, fire, fire To warm you up Water, water, water To cool you down Fire, fire I'll be there for you I'll be there for you I'll be there for you I hear you crying every day I wish there was something I could do or say I only want to be the light That visits this, your darkest night (scatting) The night is darkest before dawn Hold on Hold on Hold on Hold on Hold on
8.
Ambassadors of peace Stand and be counted For it's later than you think The battle is hearty Martin Luther King Was a very great man Whose words in these days Need we understand Twas said not to Judge another by the color of their skin Oh, but by the content of their character Words from the prophets people listen but don't hear They continue to live in fortresses made of fear Walls of segregation have now been brought down So why, in the tears of history Must we drown? Let the racists eat their brutal creeds they hold as sacred For how can life be found in bread made of anger and hatred? Let the racists fight each other down In their pools of confusion themselves they will drown Let those of us who understand join hands And show those who preach division A new vision, oh Ambassadors of peace Stand and be counted For it's later than you think The battle is hearty Martin Luther King Was a very great man Whose words in these days Need we understand Twas said not to Judge another by the color of their skin Oh, but by the content of their character Words from the prophets people listen but don't hear They continue to live in fortresses made of fear Walls of segregation have now been brought down So why, in the tears of history Must we drown? Let the racists eat their brutal creeds they hold as sacred For how can life be found in bread made of anger and hatred? Let the racists fight each other down In their pools of confusion themselves they will drown Let those of us who understand join hands And show those who preach division A new vision, oh Ambassadors of peace Stand and be counted For it's later than you think The battle is hearty Ambassadors of peace Stand and be counted Join hands with those of like minds Regardless of color, yeah Martin Luther King Was a very great man Whose words in these days Need we understand Twas said not to Judge another by the color of their skin Oh, but by the content of their character Words from the prophets people listen but don't hear They continue to live in fortresses made of fear Walls of segregation have now been brought down So why, in the tears of history Must we drown? When history Isn't our story anymore Ambassadors of peace Stand and be counted For it's later than you think The battle is hearty Ambassadors of peace Stand and be counted Join hands with those of like minds Regardless of color, yeah Leave the racists to eat their brutal creeds they hold as sacred For how can life be found in bread made of anger and hatred? Let the racists fight each other down In their pools of confusion themselves they will drown People, why keep on with the old rules When today's a new game? Not all fruit from the same tree Tastes the same And us who understand Come together join hands Let's show those who preach division A new vision
9.
04:28
Just the other day Only just the other day I said, just the other day A baby boy was born They named him Panjea Said they want a better world Movement of the people To change the ways Where there's the will Lord knows there's a way Oh, no, no Panjea Ohnayway Oh, no, no Panjea Ohnayway Just the other day A million babies were born They need a place to live
Said they want a better world Movement of the people To change the ways Where there's a will Lord knows there's a way Whoa no no Panjea Whoanayway Whoa no no Panjea Whoanayway People of the world Do you know who you are? Look to yourself The truth ain't very far
10.
03:48
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate Our deepest fear is that we are Powerful beyond measure It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us We ask ourselves, Who am I to be? Brilliant, gorgeous and fabulous Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God Your playing small does not serve the world, no Oh, these are the words of Mandela Mandela, Mandela, Mandela Mighty baba, Mandela Mighty baba, Mandela Mighty baba, Mandela Mighty baba, Mandela Mighty baba There's nothing enlightened about people Shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you We were born to make manifest The glory of God that is within us It is not just in some of us It is in everyone Everyone Mandela, Mandela, these are his words Mandela, Mandela, Mandela, Mandela, Mandela Mandela Mighty baba, Mandela Mighty baba, Mandela As we let our light shine We unconsciously give people Permission to do the same As we are liberated from our own fear Our presence automatically liberates others It liberates others And these are the words of Mandela….
11.
06:40
Ah... Let it go Let it go Ah... Let it flow Let the river go Ah... Let it go Let it go Ah… Let it flow Let it flow, let the river flow Ah… Let it go Let it go Ah… Born to be... I wanna be Who I was born to be Be who you were born to be Be who you were born to be (scatting) Be who you were born to be Ah... Let it go Let it go Ah... Let it flow Like the river flows Ah... Let it go Why hold on to it? Ah… Let it flow Let it flow like the river flows Ah… Let it go Let it go Ah… Let it flow Let it flow, let it flow Ah… Let it go Born to be... Be who you were born to be No one else can be Like you were born to be Be who you were born to be Be who you were born to be Be who you were born to be You were born to be Who you were born to be
12.
Over the oceans Across the seas Over the oceans Across the seas I traveled to distant lands I was brought to my knees And I was Healed by holy hands So I could be me And I was Healed by holy hands So I could be we And I was Healed by holy hands
So I could be me And I was Healed by holy hands
So I could be me If my words Only had the wings enough If they only had the wings enough If my words Only had the wings enough To carry you there Ayayayayayay Ayayayayayay Healed in Africa Healed in Africa Healed in Africa Healed in Africa Healed in Africa Healed in Africa Over the oceans Across the seas I traveled to a distant land They brought me to my knees And I was Healed by holy hands So I could be me And I was Healed by holy hands So I could be we And I was Healed by holy hands
So I could be me And I was Healed by holy hands
So I could be me If my words Only had the wings enough If they only had the wings enough If my words Only had the wings enough To carry you there Ayay ayay ayay Ayay ayay ayay Healed in Africa Healed in Africa Healed in Africa Healed in Africa Healed in Africa Healed in Africa...
13.
06:25
You were born with a gift Something alone you have You were born with a talent Something alone you possess It's inside of you People do what you can do Oh my God we need it These are the times Let it out of you You're the only one who can be you You've got it somewhere inside of you Find it It's down there somewhere Find it You have got to Find it It's inside of you Find it I know you can Find it Down in there somewhere Find it You've got to try and Find it Down in there somewhere Find it You've got to try and Find it I know that you can Find it You've got to try it Find it Can't you do it for us? Find it Somewhere inside of you Find it Do everything you can do Find it I know that you can Find it You've got to try it Find it You've got to try it Find it I know that you can Find it You've got to try and Find it Come back and pick it up Find it You've got to try and find it Find it I know that you can Find it You've got to try and Find it I know that you can Find it Find it If you believe it You can achieve it If you believe it You can achieve it If you believe it You can achieve it If you believe it You can achieve it If you believe it You can achieve it If you believe it You can achieve it If you believe it You can achieve it If you believe it You can achieve it You, you are the representative Of a thousand thousand thousand thousand thousand thousand thousand thousand thousand years of ancestry You, you are alive Your ancestors all passed away It's your turn, people You're the captain Your ancestors are your crew Do everything you can do You are the one to heal your lineage You are the one You are the one No matter what they did It's your turn, people And you can Steer your ship towards the light Steer your ship towards the light Steer the ship towards the light Do the thing that's right I know that you can Find it Somewhere out there Find it It's the right thing to do Find it It's your lineage Find it Do what you can do Find it You are the healer of Find it Your own ancestry Find it Come on people Find it You can set them free Find it From the things that they did Find it By doing the right thing Find it You can do it, ey Find it Its inside of you Find it Down there somewhere Find it Down there somewhere Find it You've got to try it Find it I know that you can Find it You've got to try and Find it I know that you can Find it Come on, I know you can Find it Down there inside of you Find it You've got to try and Find it Show the way Find it You're the captain Find it Your ancestors are your crew Find it Your ancestors are your crew Find it Steer your ship towards the light Find it Steer your ship towards the light Find it Steer your ship towards the light Find it Steer your ship towards the light Find it Steer your ship towards the light Find it Find it Find it Come on If you believe it You can achieve it If you believe it You can achieve it If you believe it You can achieve it If you believe it You can achieve it If you believe it You can achieve it If you believe it I know you can achieve it If you believe it I know you will receive it If you believe it You're gonna receive it If you believe it You can achieve it If you believe it You can receive it If you believe it You can achieve it If you believe it You can achieve it

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