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THE SHEPHERDS   -     FOR THE LOVE

LIBERATION

Liberation    Liberation

I know Jamaican I know rasta for I a liberator

I don't need inside your head to be communicating to ya

I know jamiacan I know rasta for I a liberator

I don't need no kinky dreads to be communicating this to ya

 

I'm fighting a war a national war   fighting down ignorance the great down pressor

Seems some have been led astray interpretating Jahful way

And the foundation of one love ya

But reggae music the medium to educate our children

To the goal of one aim ya

Please let it not be true these very people I'm livicated to

Don't realize I role in one destiny

 

CHORUS

 

I'm fighting a war a national war   fighting down ignorance the great down pressor

Yes at times it seems to stem from greed   desires over power them that need

Selfishness results in a social loss 

& hypocrites are them that say it's true Liberation gonna come for you

Then move through acts of racism and separation

But I cannot feel the pain Black men and women them still feel the strain

But I am a shepherd and I will lead the lost 

 

CHORUS

 

LIBERATION LIBERATION LIBERATION

 

FEELS SO RIGHT

 

Girl you make me feel like dancing 

You make it good to be in love

And proudly yes we're prancing eh

We move as the moon and  the stars above

 

Well it feels so right to be in your arms when you hold me tight

Feels so right to be in your arms when you hold me tight

 

Now we have a chance for new beginnings

A time for love to start anew oh yes

& surely though I'm willing yet chilling

This feeling's as fresh as the morning dew

 

CHORUS

 

VERSE 1 and CHORUS  repeats

 

 

 

FOR THE LOVE

 

It's just a bum still ya why why why eh

 

I ask why all the children cry     they ask why   should they even try ya

But them wanna learn   them wanna learn   them wanna learn ya

So them gonna learn ya

We're gonna teach no preach    and give them something they can live for

We're gonna teach no preach ya  and give them books instead of guns for war

Instead of guns for war

 

For the Love

 

It's just a bum still ya why why why eh      ya   

BETTER DAYS

 

Well if you feel you've lost your way   well I could give it back to you

And if you feel it's gone today  well here's another coming right for you

Well I see what ya do now now ya  I wanna feel what you feel right now

Oh I can do what ya do now now ya  I wanna feel what ya feel right now ya

 

I won't let the winds blow me down  it's not only not right n I gon' stay around

I'm gonna put up a big fight until we change our ways n under a new sunlight

There come better days ya ya now  there come better days

 

VERSE 1

 

Unholy winds won't blow me down cuz I made of fire  n I gon' burn it down

The herb taking me higher n so I rise above lookin for new love

There come better days ya ya now there come better days

 

VERSE 1

MENTAL SLAVERY

 

Well I've seen a billion years  of a past that be

And I note a constant struggle  of a people not free

There's no harm to farm the fields in equality now now

Yet babylon oppress them down with mental battery

 

Well many a died because of faith n proof faith no need

Your freedom's not a given thing it's a state of mind ya see

Interpretation the only thing that sets your boundaries

Perception that which holds the key for life eternally

 

I see the white man he comes and takes it

He turned it into his trap

I see the system come and break it   the laws we made to

 

Free the people ya and give them what they need  ya got to

Free the people ya of this mental slavery

Free the people ya and give them dignity come on and

Free the people ya of this mental slavery

 

Well sympathy they no look for  yes empathy it comes better

& only forward progress felt when children learn with letters

Well pain comes without the chains through ignorance and closed minds

Start taking a closer look we are more than herbs and peace signs

 

repeat BRIDGE AND CHORUS

 

STAY COOL

 

Stay cooooooooooooool   stay cool!

 

We don't need no more of this fussing and fighting

We don't need no more of this racial injustice

We can't have no more of this built up frustration

What we need is more of a broader education so I tell my little brothers

 

There's got to be a better way  than killing all your brothers day after day

There's no way out I hear them say  and so I'm begging to them Stay ay ay ay

 

CHORUS    VERSE   CHORUS

 

HYPOCRITE MAN

 

Run little run little run little    hypocrite man

Run little run little run little    hypocrite man

 

Say I      I wanna hear some more truth

But you      don't think it's the right thing to do

So why        you make me see all them face

when they       they are a human disgrace  sayin'

I don't wanna get with you  don't wanna see what you do

& this is what they got to say   come hear I play  ya ya  yaeh 

 

CHORUS      VERSE       SOLO      VERSE     CHORUS

 

SHEPHERD TRAVELER

 

I don't wanna waste another night       pushed by feelings I just can't fight

Can't play that song with broken heart strings

or get myself strangled with those lovey dovey things

 

I don't want to hear it can't be done   cuz if I believe that then babylon has won

You throw I roadblock I bust it down  this ya shepherd traveler from town to town

 

& I don't need no sympathy  to get me through this pain no

I don't need no misery so I feel I shouldn't refrain 

From love love love love love love love  love

Together or when we're apart 

This the feeling I'm thinking of when the music comes from your heart

 

SOLO

 

I'm not gonna turn my back and run   

Cuz I'm not a pawn in the bigger system

I won't let them stand in my way ya

Cuz I'm getting stronger here from day to day to day  yeah

 

VERSE 2      BRIDGE     

 

I don't want to waste another night  I don't want to waste another night

I don't want to hear it can't be done  I don't want to hear it can't be done no way

 

LETTING YOU GO

 

I'm letting you go   I'm letting you go

I'm letting you go   I'm letting you go

 

I remember when we'd walk along the beach 

Both have something more to teach each other about the wicked ways of love ya

But then you came on that fateful day said you'd something more to say

About I n how I an I had failed you n you say

 

CHORUS

 

I thought I'd beg for your sweet mercy

Give into heart broke futility look past this as just a wicked way of love ya

& like a flash a light it came to me said break these chains you must be free

You can live but first you got to let her know ya    so I say

 

CHORUS

 

I remember all the little things you'd do  to make I fall in love with you

So quickly  girl you took my heart ya

And just like that then you went away  said you'd be back another day

Alone yeah  we said we both would grow ya so we say

 

CHORUS