Christafari

Wordsound & Power

  • Release date: 1999-06-01
  • Label: Lion of Zion Entertainment
  • Catalog #: BR011

Track Listing

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    Blood and Fire

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    Consuming Fire (Outro)

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    Soon Come.... (Talk box intro)

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    Thief in the Night

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    Love of My Life

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    Intentions

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    Emancipation Proclamation

    feat. Geneman

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    My Radio (Intro)

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    My Stereo

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    Selassie Say (Intro)

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    Why You ago Look?

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    Among the Dead. (Outro)

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    Hallelu-Jah (Intro)

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    Food for the Hungry

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    Warriors chant (intro)

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    Warriors

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    Onward Christian Soldiers (Outro)

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    Talawa (Lift Him up and edify Him daily)

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    Render Your Heart (It's only what you've done for the Lord)

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    Cry No More

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    For My Father's Sake

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    Roaring Lion (Outro)

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    WordSound & Power

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  • 24

    No water can out this Fire (Outro)

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Album Description

Wordsound & Power blows me away like no other reggae album in years. I knew that the project was special and sanctified when I browsed through the intense booklet accompanying the disc. Playing the product was another revelation that kept me up until 2 this morning and doing serious damage to my CD player. WS&P makes previous Christafari releases sound like amateur recordings by over enthusiastic American kids with a love for reggae and Jesus. WS&P does what no other reggae artist has done in recent memory; synthesis DeeJaying and smooth vocals so that the album becomes wonderfully unclassifiable. Most of all WS&P is testimony to the creative genius of Mark Mohr and his ability to successfully blend the different genres of reggae and still sound authentic. On a different tone, the album is bound to cause Morh controversy with the recording of the haunting yet daunting Selassie Say and Why You Ago Look. Whereas former reggae rasta stars have converted to Christ, none has dared touched the subject of Haile Selassie’s divinity on any of their post-Christ recordings. However, Mohr boldly steps out in faith…again…Considering that it was for this reason his life was threatened during a prior Sunsplash Tour. Still the album on its own is a wonderful testimony to the awesome power of reggae, and when used to take the gospel, becomes unmatched in its effectiveness. My favorite tract is all but 47 seconds but it delivers the final blow well….No Water Can Out This Fire….called Christafari! I Can’t wait for Sunday Night to play the entire CD on my show. Reviewed By: Pablo Assab, Ital Living, Sundays 10-11pm, 93.5 FM WRTN New York City.

 

Lyrics

BLOOD AND FIRE Lyrics:
Christafari comes to magnify the Most High God! Give thanks and praise. Give thanks and praise. Magnify Almighty God, Almighty Jah (Ps 69:30). We magnify, we magnify Your name Most High, Most High! (Ps 34:3). Blood, Blood, Blood and Fire! Blood.
You’ve got the freedom from what you’ve done, you’ve got the freedom (Rev 1:5), cause you’ve been saved by the blood of the Son (Wooe!) (Heb 9:12 & Col 1:20). You’ve got the freedom from what you’ve done, you’ve got the freedom (Jn 8:36), cause you’ve been saved by the blood of the Son. And so me sing we lift the Lord up Higher, our God is a consuming fire. We lift the Lord up Higher, our God is a consuming fire (Heb 12:29).
Chorus (2x): Blood and Fire, Blood and Fire (Acts 2:19)
Chat Chorus: I say Jah Works in mysterious ways, (said He works in) and I am one of His mysterious ways (1 Cor 9:19-23). Who has the right to judge the mind of the Lord so that he may instruct Him? (he may instruct Him) (1 Cor 3:16). I say Jah works in mysterious ways and I am one of His mysterious ways (I am, I am, I am). But Jah know we have the mind of Christ so that we may be like Him (1 Cor 3:9).
He was a radical-different in every way, controversial-the talk of the town hear them say; them want to crucify the Carpenter on Good Friday. Cha, ooh yucka yo yucka yeh. (Chorus).
You’ve got the freedom from what you’ve done, you’ve got the freedom (Rom 6:18), cause you’ve been saved by the blood of the Son (Eph 1:7). You’ve got the freedom from what you’ve done, you’ve got the freedom, cause you’ve been saved by the blood of the Son (Rev 1:5). And so me sing Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty. Who was and is and who is to come (Re. 4:8). The precious gift of Jehovah’s anointing (1 Jn 2:20), the lifeblood that was shed by His Son (1 Pet 1:18-19). And so me sing, and so me sing, and so me sing. (Chorus 2x). (Chat Chorus).
We are the Salvation Army fighting for the truth just like the founder Sir William Booth. The Salvation Army fighting for the truth just like the founder Sir William… Booth Teach us the right and him don’t teach us the wrong. (AAAAH) Booth Teach us to reach them with contemporary songs. There is a brand new voice for each generation but the Spirit gives the inspiration. So you are to change up the style and change the pattern, change up the rhythm and change up the song, change up the singers and change musicians but don’t Change the message cause then you’ve gone wrong. (Chorus).
Magnify, Magnify, Magnify. Blood and Fire. Magnify, Magnify. Jah Works in mysterious ways and I am one of His mysterious ways (I am, I am, I am). The Bible says we have the mind of Christ so that we may be like Him (1 Cor 3:9). Woe yes I am a radical-different in every way- controversial-the talk of the town hear them say (that) I’m not a Christian because of these dreadlocks I display cha! (1 Sam 16:7) a yucka yo yucka yeah. (Chorus 2x) Blood and Fire, Fire. We are talking about the fire (2x)
Consuming Fire (Outro)
Blood and Fire, Fire and Blood (repeated). So give me the Blood, Blood, Blood and Fire! (repeat). This is the blood of Christ, and God is a Consuming Fire in our life (Heb 12:29).
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THIEF IN THE NIGHT Lyrics:
Thief inna de night Him ago come (Talk Box guitar)… OOOOOH (Repeated). A new day is dawning and you wish you had a warning (Matt 24:36-39, I Thes 5:1-3). Now how would you feel, If the Son of Man He did come to steal away all of your brethren one day? (Matt 24:40) DISMAYED! (Isaiah 21:3) And what a would you say if the Son of Man He did come to thief away all of your family one day? ooh yucka yo yucka yeah!
Chat chorus: like a thief in (inna) the night he is going to (Him ago) come (Matt 24:42-44). Collecting his children (1 Thes 4:16-18). A thief in the night he is going to come (Rev 3:3 & 16:15. You better be prepared (1 Thes 5:6-7). You must beware. Say do you hear what I say?
Chorus: This tribulation is dreader than dread. (Ps 14:4-5) (dreader than dread). This tribulation it is redder than red. (Matt 24:21) (let me tell you man). This tribulation is dreader than dread. (Dan 12:1) (oh Lord have mercy). So now them want us to put the triple six upon our hand or our head. (Rev 13:16) (upon them head)
So how would you feel if you woke up in the morning just to find your family them gone, you’ve been left behind? (Luke 17:34) You thought you could see but you realize you were blind (2Cor 4:4) And you wish you could rewind. (Chat chorus) You Here?
So how would you feel, If the Son of Man He did come to steal away all of His chosen one day? (Luke 17:34) DISMAYED! (Isaiah 21:3) And what would you say If Jah Jah Son He did come to take away Gather His children one day? (Luke 17:35) (so what are you going to do when Him come {3x} so what are you going to do when Him come to take His people) Ooh lody doe lody day
(Chat chorus)
So do you hear what I say? This tribulation is dreader than dread. (Mal 4:5) (dreader than dread) This tribulation it is redder than red. (these are the signs of the times) (Joel 2:31) This tribulation is dreader than dread. (Matt 24:19) (Revelation time) So now them can’t buy no food without the mark of the beast upon them head (Rev 13:17) (upon them head) (Ohh….)
You must face the truth before the truth faces you (Jn 8:42-47) and deal with the case before the case deals with you. Well, this is Tansoback and I am telling you the truth (Jn 8:31 & Dan 7:16). Well yet your face it still is wrinkled and screw (a scowl or frown). I am telling you the truth people (will) wake up in the morning just to see that their family is gone, (Lk 17:34) so then they have to flee. Them accept the Christ and avoid the giateen and fight against the mark of the beast (Rev 13:16-17 & 20:4). (Chat chorus)
Say do you hear what I say? This tribulation is dreader than dread. (Jn 16:33) (dreader than dread). This tribulation it is redder than red. (Acts 2:20) (Ooh Lord have mercy yeah) This tribulation is dreader than dread. (Matt 24:19) (Revelation time) Cha man it’s tougher than tough and it’s rougher than rough enough bloodshed (Rev 6:9) (upon them head)
Just like a thief in the night he is going to come collecting his children (1Thes 5:1-2). A thief in the night he is going to come. This is a warning from Jah Jah Son (Lk 12:39). A thief in the night he is going to come(Rev 4:1). The returning of the Son of Man soon come (2Pet 3:10). You better be prepared (He is going to come woy). I say you must beware (He is going to come woy). You better be prepared (1Thes 5:6-7). Coming back for you and me (Matt 24:30-31).
Like a bullet shot out of the barrel of a gun (1Cor 15:51) (Bo Bo). So shall be the returning of the Son of Man (Matt 24:27). And if you hear this tune too little too late there is no time to hesitate. It is full time now to accept the Christ (Rom 10:9-10) and avoid the giateen- (Rev 20:4) and sing; I am not going to Bow, Lord I am not going to Bow. I am no going to put no triple six upon my brow (Rev 13:16-18). I am not going to Bow, Lord I am not going to Bow. I won’t put the Mark of the Beast upon my brow Oh Lord! (Rev 20:4)
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LOVE OF MY LIFE Lyrics:
AAAH, AAAH (4X)
I will wait for you, (Ooh) cause that’s what my Lord would have me to do. Don’t awaken love before its time (Song 2:7, 3:5 & 8:4). (Ooh) A love like yours is sweeter than wine (Song 1:2-4 & 4:10). Even though I am asleep my heart is awake (Song 3:1 & 5:2). (Aaah) And I will remain faithful for my Father’s sake. No one likes the taste of tainted wine. (Aaah) A love like yours is so very, very hard to find. (Aaaah).
Oh my Lord I’ve been searching for the love of my life (3x). I’ve been searching.
The very first time I met my love. (Ooh) Well it was just as if descended a dove (Song 1:15 & 2:14). Well I’ve been waiting my whole life for you to come along. (Ooh) And you put in my heart the melody for this song. (The melody for this song) (Song 1:1. And so I sing this song to you as I fall on my knees, (Aaah), I’m begging you to spend forever with me. And now we take our vows before God and man, (Aaah) united forever that’s my Fathers plan (Aah) (Matt 18:4-6)
Oh my Lord I was searching for the love of my life (3x)
I was searching.
Everyday I fall more in love with you. OOOh. I hope that when you look at me you still feel that way to. (Aahh). And as the years go by- (Aahh) I hope that when I sing this song tears still fall from your eyes.
Oh my Lord, You’ve given me the love of my life (2X). You’ve given me the love, Yeah! You’ve given me the love of my life. Thank You Lord. You’ve given me the love. AAAH, AAAH (repeat). Said I don’t need, oh, not a thing more, my Lord. Oh, not a thing more (repeat). (I) say thank you. My Lord. Thank you. All, all my, all my life, You are. All, all my, my life. You’ve given me, You’ve given me the love. You’ve given me the love. Yeah.
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INTENTIONS Lyrics:
Your best friend, your best friend, (Lord) can be your worst enemy (Ps 41:9-12 & Ps 55:12-14). For real. They are grudgeful (James 5:9). They carry enough baggage. You know the things that you hold inside, they distort your vision. And no man can tell another man what the next man is thinking about. Neither can you know the next man’s intentions. You see man, him focus upon the outward appearance too much (Gal 2:6), but God deals with the heart (Heb 4:12).
Chorus: How do you judge me and not look inside my heart? (1 Cor 2:11) How can you tell me that I have bad intentions? How do you judge me and not look inside my heart? Only Jah Jah knows my true motivations. (2X)
For six years we have been the best of friends, a partnership that would last to the end. And then you think that I am just playing pretend (Eph 2:14-18). It is all that I want is this friendship to mend. A chain is as strong as the weakest link (Josh 7). I can lead you to the water but I can’t make you drink. To force you that is not my desire but I have to stop you from running into the fire! Lord. (Chorus). Only Jah Jah, only Jah Jah, only Jah, only Jah.
A friend in need is a friend indeed. What has be it has got to be. A silent river it always run deep. All of them talk but talk is cheap (Titus 1:16). From (when) you see my face you know my description but you don’t see my heart nor my intentions. Unto the Bible I have to stay true (1 Tim 4:16), a man has got to do what a man has got to do Woy! (Chorus 2X).
Restoration, restoration (Gal 6:1), all that I am searching for is reconciliation (Eph 2:16). Restoration, restoration, Lord! Lord!
Lord Have Mercy woy! We shared the same burdens, frustration and rage (Gal 6:2). Yet you want to judge this book by the front page (1 Sam 16:7). Render your heart and not your garment (Joel 2:13), I thought that your trust it would be sufficient. I know in the past I have made some wrong moves with my track record, I guess I (will) have to prove that my hands and my heart were pure and clean in Jah sight (Ps 19:14). I only wanted what was biblically right (Tit 2:1). Woy! Oh Lord, In Jah sight.
How do you tell me that I am wrong inside my heart? How do you tell me that I have bad intentions? How do you judge me but not look inside my heart? Only Jah Jah only Jah. Jah Jah know.
Only Jah Jah know my true motivations (1 Chron 28:9). Only Jah Jah know my true heart’s intention (Ps 94:11). Only Jah Jah know my true motivations (1 Cor 2:11). Only Jah Jah know my true heart’s intention. Lord unto you… My heart, my heart, my heart cries open for you. What else can I do? (It) cries open for you (2X).
Restoration, restoration, I praise the Lord for this reconciliation (Matt 5:24). Reconciliation, reconciliation (2 Cor 5:18-19) woy, ya, ya!
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EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION Lyrics:
You set me free from such bondage (Ex 6:6-8), released me from such carnage- eh!. Oh my Lord I’m giving thanks to thee (Ps 136:1), Jesus you’ve set me free (Jn 8:32-33). Ya ahoo! You’ve set me free from such bondage so (Ex 13:3), redeemed me from such carnage – eh! All my life I’ll be giving thanks to thee (1 Thes 5:18). Jesus you’ve unfettered me (Heb 2:14-15). Ooooh
(Chorus:) Emancipation, proclamation. Emancipation, proclamation.
You have set me free from sinful slavery (Rom 6:17-18 & Gal 5:1). You have released me from what entangled me (Heb 12:1). Yes I was in the darkness and then you gave my soul light (1 Thes 5:5). But now I’m living in the day time yet I am haunted by the night (Eph 5:8-14).
(Bridge): Father show us the way. Guide and protect us I pray. A pillar of fire by night and a cloud by day (Ex 13:21-22) (Repeat). (Chorus).
You’ve set me free from such bondage so (Rom 8:21), released me from such carnage (eh!). Oh my Lord I’ll be giving thanks to thee (Ps 107:1). Jehovah you’ve set me free. (ya ya ya ya!). (Jn 8:36). Set me free from such bondage (so) (Ex 13:14) redeemed me from such carnage (eh!). All my life I’ll be giving thanks to thee (Ps 118:28), Jesus you’ve unfettered me. Wo oh oh. (Chorus).
Oh Lord I’ll follow, yes I’ll follow the truth and the light (Ps 119:105). Won’t turn back to Egypt no my Lord we’re the true Israelites (Num 14:1-4). For You are our compass, my God, You are our guide (Isaiah 58:11), so guide and protect us (Ps 32:7). Jehovah Jireh, yes Jah shall provide (Gen 22:14). Exodus! (Bridge) Emancipation time. (Chorus).
We were pursued by the Pharaoh and all his army then you took the enemy and drowned him in the Red Sea (Ex 15:1,4,5, &19-21). You have set me free from sinful slavery, and you’ve released me from what entangled me (Seh!).
You’ve set me free from such bondage (Ex 20:2), released me from such carnage (so). All my life I’ll be giving thanks to thee (Ps 30:12), Jehovah you’ve set me free (wo wo hoo!) (Rom 6:22). Set me free from such bondage (so) (Josh 24:17), redeemed me from such carnage (eh) (Ex 15:13). All my life I’ll be giving thanks to thee (Ps 28:7), Jesus you’ve set me free (ya ya ya ya).
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MY STEREO Lyrics:
Can’t stop the vibes, the vibes (are) so nice. Jah music (Ps 68:4). We praise ye Jah!
(Chorus): Them want us to turn it off, but I am not going to turn it down whether I’m in my house (yard) or I’m traveling through town. Cause Babylon them want to come diss (disrespect) the roots sound but them can’t diss the roots that are built up from the ground. Them want us to turn it off, but I’ll turn it up for true, from the north to the south I travel down the avenue. Because the vibes (are) so nice as I listen to the rhythm (music) on my stereo, my stereo.
Some have best friends that are friend-enemies (Ps 41:9 & Ps 55:12-21), them want (to) kill the one Tan-so-back like me a Kennedy (Ps 55:4 & Ps 23:4). But I know the Lord Jesus Christ He is the remedy (Rom 10:13). Unto the Almighty God them (will) beg for mercy. Well from (Ever since) I was a youth they didn’t respect me but since them think that I am a star them come to check me. From when my eyes were at my knees (since I was knee high) them want something sweet. (The) whole of them is fighting for one bite to eat. (Chorus).
Well sometimes reggae is an escape from reality, “from reality”, but I know Jah music it builds up my livity, “this is our livity” (life and walk with God). “Big it up” One good thing about reggae music is that when it hits you you feel no pain. “Uh”, Oh no, no, I cannot refrain. Them know Tan-so-back is a Jah follower, but true I am a broke pocket man say I am a sufferer. “a true, true, true, true”. Years and tears is all that I see, but I know (a) patient man he rides a donkey. (Chorus).
Cha me say bawl if you love a this here music (yeah!). Say bawl if you love a this here music (yeah!). If you love Jesus Christ bawl forward (Forward!). You love Jesus Christ bawl forward (Forward!). Wait now, turn it up star, (huh?) I can’t hear the music. (What are you talking about?) You call that bass, You have to turn down the treble (Oh). You know why? Well listen to this!
I listen to the Reggae, (listen to the Reggae). I listen to the Reggae music, (listen to the reggae music). I listen to the Reggae, (listen to the Reggae). I listen to the Reggae music, (the sweet reggae music). I listen to the Reggae, (listen to the Reggae). I listen to the Dancehall music (Dancehall music) Ya ya. Oh no, no them just can’t refuse it. Oh my Lord….
So let Jehovah dwell inside your meditation (Col 3:16), as you hear this tune upon the reggae radio station. Take the old lyrics add the positive vibration. Your singing songs, singing hymns and your spiritual songs (Col 3:16). Take the Holy Scriptures add the one drop, earthquake Bass it makes King James heart stop! With familiarity, yet versatility, thousands of people come (to) a stage show to see. (Chorus) (Repeat end of Chorus twice)
A lot of people hear this reggae music tonight, (A) whole heap of people are going to have to stand up and fight. Step out of the darkness step into the light (1 Pet 2:9), this is God’s delight. Ooh yucka yo! A lot of people (are) going to have to suffer tonight, (A) whole heap of people are going to have to stand up and fight step out of the wrong and step into the right (2 Cor 8:21), this is God’s delight!
We interrupt this broadcast for a special report….
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HAILE SELASSIE QUOTE (INTRO)
Project 67 presents: “The Conquering Lion of Judah” A Profile Study of His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie the First, Emperor of Ethiopia. in Canada 1967 aboard the Royal train. (The first personal radio interview that Haile Selassie ever granted)
Question by Bill Mc Neil: “there are millions of Christians throughout the world, your Imperial Majesty, who regard you as the reincarnation of Jesus Christ.
Selassie’s answer: “I have heard of that idea. I also met certain rastafarians. I told them clearly that ‘I am a man,’ that ‘I am Mortal,’ and that ‘I will be replaced by the oncoming generation, and that they should never make a mistake in assuming or pretending that a human being is emanated from a deity.'”
Narrator: “But, despite this clear declaration, millions of Ethiopians still believe that he is the reincarnation of Jesus Christ.”
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WHY YOU AGO LOOK Lyrics:
Ahh ohh Ya ya ya (Skitiyap bop bop ba oh). Ahh oh ya ya ya ya ya (a Skitiyap bop bop baa hey!). In the abundance of water the fool is thirsty.
Why do you look for the living among the dead? (Luke 24:5) Why do you look for the living among the dead? Ignoring what so many prophets and so many righteous man said. What they said. Yet you still look for the living among the dead.
So tell me what them do. Mistaking the messenger for his message, mistaking the prophet for whom he represents, mistaking the king for the King of all Kings, mistaking the singer for the One he sings.
So why do you look for the living among the dead? Why do you look for the living among the dead? Mistaking what so many prophets and so many righteous man said. What they said. Yet you still look for the living among the dead.
A fool is going to thirst in a world full of seas. What does it take to make a blind man see? A burning bush to explode in his face, before he finally sees the Father’s grace. Wa yo yo yo yo (4X).
Why do you look for the living among the dead? Why do you look for the living among the dead? Your Praising what so many prophets and so many righteous man said. What they said. Yet you still look for the living among the dead. Tell me what them do?
Mistaking the messenger for his message, mistaking the prophet for whom he represents, mistaking the king for the King of all Kings, mistaking the singer for the One he sings.
Why do you look for the living among the dead? Why do you look for the living among the dead? Praising so many prophets and so many men who are dead. They’re now dead. Yet you still look for the living among the dead. So tell me what them do….
A fool is going to thirst. (wa yo yo yo yo) roll away roll away. A fool is going to thirst. (wa yo yo yo yo) roll away the stone (Luke 24:2). A fool is going to thirst. (wa yo yo yo yo) roll away roll away. A fool is going to thirst. (wa yo yo yo yo) for Christ is gone (Luke 24:3. A fool is going to thirst!
WHY YOU AGO LOOK (Outro)
Written by Mark Mohr
Christ is risen from the dead (Luke 24:6-8), and by His death He conquered death. (Ethiopian song of praise).
Talk box guitar: “Why you ago look for the living? Why you ago look for the living, living?” Mistaking the messenger for his message, mistaking the prophet for whom he represents, mistaking the king for the King of all Kings, you mistake his majesty for the Almighty. Talk box guitar ending: “Among the dead”
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FOOD FOR THE HUNGRY Lyrics:
Bridge: Any time I wake up I am dead for hungry, I can’t afford no food to bust my belly, I search for work throughout the city , but I still can’t feed my wife and my two pickney (children). Jah knows that (say) the bark it is never worse than the bite, Jah knows that (say) the fuss it is not going to be worse that the fight, I travel all day and I DJ all night and survive through the strength of Jehovah’s might (Phil 4:13).
Chorus: A so it go (This is how it goes) – when we suffer and we suffer real bad (1Cor 4:11), A so it go – when we suffer and we are begging like a dog, well who feels it knows it and I feel it Lord, We are in a tribulation an them hit (lick) us hard.
Woe!… So help I Jah, Cha me say Lord have His mercy (Psalm 9:13). Woe!… I am a sufferer (2Cor 6:5), Come let us do the Trench Town Rock. Woe!… So help I Jah, People we are dead for hungry (2Cor 11:27). Woe!… We are the sufferers, The true sufferers
It is named; So Jah Say, So Jah Said “Not one of my seeds shall sit and beg bread upon the side walk, No more mouth talk, Haven’t you heard? Actions them speak louder than words It’s absurd! We beg like dogs when we should fly like a bird (Isaiah 40:31) oh Lord! Hand to mouth it can’t work we beg like a dog when we should fly like a bird, we beg like dog when we should fly. . . . . (and sing)
Woe!… So help I Jah, Father we need some encouragement (Rom 15:4). Woe!… We are the sufferers, Give us some self respect yo (2Pet 2:17), Woe!… So help I Jah, for the people living in a tenement. Woe!… We are the sufferers, The true sufferers. (Chorus)
Broke pocket! Cause when them poverty come it can’t hit we, The famine it come it, can’t kick we, the two of them come and them start to lick we, Jah Jah coming to the rescue quickly (Psalm 91:14). When Babylon come them can’t hold we, The politricks a come them can’t control me, The two of them come and them start to fold we Jah Jah Spirit come and Him control me (Phil 3:21, Eph 5:18). We sing…
Woe!… So help I Jah, well listen to the raggamuffin. Woe!… We are the sufferers, Lord have His mercy yeah (Psalm 123:3). Woe!… So help I Jah, give the food for the hungry (Psalm 146:7, Ezek 18:7). Woe!… they are the sufferers, The true sufferers. (Chorus) Break it down! (Bridge). Oh Lord! Woe!… So help them Jah, (Lam 2:19) give the food for the hungry (Isa 58:10) Woe!… they are the sufferers, (Lam 5:10) (Chorus).
The slave masters took the shackles from our ankles – (and) put the chains upon our brain, It seems insane but Jah workers them don’t labor in vain (Ps 127:1), they shall be saved all of them who choose to call on His name (Rom 10:13). So from the sweat off our brows, (from) the sweat off our backs, we shall work all day and we are not going to relax (Prov. 16:26). Due to sin through thorns and thistles we must toil upon the earth (Gen 3:17-19). Only the righteous will find what life is worth. In God’s metamorphosis they shall find a new birth (1Pet 1:3, 1:23, John 3:3)(and Sing)
Woe!… So help them Jah, the whole of them in Mother Africa. Woe!… they are the sufferers, In Uganda and Kenya. Uganda, Somalia, Nigeria and South Africa. Ethiopia, and Kenya, in China and the whole of Jamaica.
They say you give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, but teach a man to fish and you feed him for life (Matt 25:31-46). But I can’t buy a reel, I can’t find no pale, I can’t by a hook and I can’t afford a knife. (They say) you have to beat the system before it beats you, yet we are already black and so blue. Judging by race and class must be through (I Sam 16:7), we want justice for all and not just for a few! Broke pocket! And so me tell them say, Lord have His mercy yeah! Jah knows them suffer real bad.
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WARRIORS Lyrics:
(Ephesians 6:10-18 & Acts 9:1-31)
I a Warrior (Repeat). My Lord you’ve got me fighting on the frontlines (ah oh). My Lord you’ve got me living on the frontlines (ya ya yo yo yo) (Ex 14:14). My Lord you’ve got me fighting on the frontlines (ah oh). My Lord you’ve got me living….
I a, I a , I a, I a I a Warrior. Soldier, Warrior, for the cause, Warrior, I a warriors for Christ (2 Tim 2: 3-4). Veterans, Warrior, for the Son, Warriors, I a warriors for Christ
Traveling on the road to Damascus with my sword in hand (Acts 9:1-2). Ready to do battle with the evil man (Ooh them call Satan), (Note: Prior to his conversion Paul considered Christians an enemy of God). Then came a bright light that blinded my eyes, (my eyes, my eyes) (Acts 9:3). Thunder came from heaven and I heard a voice, (So Jah Seh!); “How can you persecute a dread like me?” (oowee oowee.) (Acts 9:4). Then I was lead to Damascus and my soul was set free (Acts 9:5-31). Cause I and I know, I and I know, I and I know… I a Warrior.
Soldier, Warrior, in spiritual war, Warrior, I a warriors for Christ. Veterans, Warrior, for the Son, Warrior, I a warriors for Christ.
Cause we no wrestle against the flesh neither against the blood (Eph 6:12), (a) whole heap of wickedness it is in our neighborhood. So get up and stand up and fight as a soldier for Jah (Eph 6:13-14), as a true warrior put on the armor (Eph 6:10-11). With the belt of truth wrapped around your waist (Firm!) (Eph 6:14), and the breastplate of righteousness in place (Eph 6:14), upon your head the helmet of salvation (Eph 6:17), your feet shod with the gospel of peace…( Eph 6:15),
Soldier, Warrior, fighting for Jah, Warrior, I a warriors for Christ. We are militant, Warrior, so take your stance (Eph 6:11) woy yoy, Warrior, I a warriors for Christ.
My Lord you’ve got me fighting on the frontlines (a skwidily woi yo yo yo yoi). My Lord you’ve got me living on the frontline.
The hotter the battle the sweeter the victory. I a man don’t need no nest of vipers befriending me (Matt 3:7). The hotter the battle the sweeter the victory. Surrounded by the enemy in this ya Valley of Decision y’all (Joel 3:14-21).
Warrior, warrior, warrior, well I’m a fighter. Warrior, warrior, warrior, a roughneck soldier. (A buffalo soldier, wicked, wicked, wicked, warrior, wicked, wicked, wicked, well I’m a fighter).
I and I no wrestle against flesh and blood when I deal with them cases. I and I fighting spiritual wicked in high and low places (Eph 6:12). I and I no deal with the segregation of human races (Gal 3:28). And I and I no judge a man by the outward appearance of them plastic faces (1 Sam 16:7). When it comes to Satan, Lucifer this angel of light dwelling in the night (2 Cor 11:14), Christafari just pick up a sword and fight (Eph 6:17). Back way Satan!
Get back, oh Get back, oh Get back, Back off Satan! (Matt 16:23). Get back, oh Get back, oh Get back, me no deal with no boderation, Get back, oh Get back, oh Get back, I rebuke you in the name of Jesus Christ (Jude 9 & Zech 3:2). Get back, oh Get back, oh Get back! (Lion Roar). I a warrior!
I a, I a, I a warrior. (repeat). You know we got to stand up and fight (1 Tim 6:12). Don’t you know we got to stand up and fight. So onward Christian soldiers, onward Christian warriors. Onward Christian soldiers, onward Christian warriors. Fighting for survival, your fighting against this ya rival. Fighting for survival, starting a revival! (Isaiah 57:5) Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
Christians never ever slide back, Christians nah go ago slide back, oh. Christians never ever slide back, we nah go never slide back. So onward Christian soldiers, onward Christian warriors. Hey.
For we no wrestle against flesh and blood, but spiritual wickedness in high and low places (Eph 6:12). You see we have an enemy; his name is Satan, and he will tempt us with his lies and his deception (1 Pet 5:8 & 1 Cor 10:3). But no weapon formed against us shall prosper (Isaiah 54:17). And it is through Jesus Christ that we will conquer (Rom 8:37). So soldiers, take your sword (2 Cor 10:4), the living Word of God (Heb 4:12 & Eph 6:17)- read it, memorized it and quote it (Josh 1:8), and use it to battle against the enemy (Matt 4:1-11). For if God is for us, then who can be against? (Rom 8:31) Christians…. Fight the good fight. Don’t give up the faith (1 Tim 4:1-11).
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TALAWA (Lift Him up and edify Him daily) Lyrics:
Ahh, Ahh, say two-two tway, Stigiding ding ding ding ding, Talawa. We are going to chant down Jericho walls (Josh 6:20). They are weak and the wicked must fall (Psalm 141:10). No matter where we are, far from home We are going to praise Him (Isaiah 42:10) ohhh. (Skatting)
Chorus: Lift Him up and edify Him daily (Ps 35:28), we are going to lift Him up and edify Him daily (Ps 89:15-16). Lift Him up and edify Him daily, we are going to lift Him up and edify Him daily (Ps 145:2).
Because we give Jah love and say let Jah rule (1Cor 13:4-8 & Eph 1:21). You tell me there’s no Jah I’ll tell you that you are a fool (Ps 14:1). (Chorus) And I shall not be ashamed to call the Father’s name (Rom 1:16). Because the Father judges the sin and yet the Son Him take the blame (Heb 12:23-24). (Chorus)
Oh Lord of Hosts (Ps 84:3), Christ and the Holy Ghost (Matt 28:19). Without them three you are going to suffer the most because Satan is going to lead you like a sheep to the slaughter (1 Pet 2:25), to quench your thirst you have to drink living water (Jn 7:37-38). And so I offer up to you the Son of Man so fall down on your knees and accept Him (Rom 10:13) because Satan is going to lead you like a sheep to the slaughter to quench your thirst you have to (drink) AHHH! (Chorus).
We are going to chant down Jericho walls (Heb 11:30) because the wicked and deceitful must fall (Ps 43). No matter where in creation we roam, we praise on. Awayoy yoy yoy. We are going to chant down Jericho walls and with the sound of Jah music them fall, no matter where upon this earth we roam we are going to praise Him. Naneechie woy. (Chorus)
I say that the wicked and the heathen’s fun is done (Ps 9:15-16). All that they do is just to try follow Satan. But they don’t give thanks and praise to the Almighty One. It is going to be dread in this here Armageddon Re (16:16-21). We are lifting up the Father daily, we edify the Father daily. We are lifting up the Father daily, we edify the Father daily.
What I once thought was valuable I now consider worthless (Phil 3:7-8), I look at my past and I count it all as garbage (Phil 3:8,13. Nothing is as good as knowing Christ as my Lord (Phil 3:8). All I want is Christ and know I belong to God (Phil 3:8, 10). I have not reached my goal in life I know I’m far from perfect (Phil 3:12-13), I study my scriptures and make sure my doctrine is correct (1 Tim 4:16 & Titus 2:1). We eagerly await our Lord to come from heaven (Phil 3:20). Our citizenship is in Zion (Phil 3:20). (Chorus).
a reggae big, reggae little, reggae talawa. Big, reggae talawa. a reggae big, reggae little, reggae talawa. Oooh. We are going to lift Him up and edify Him daily (Ps 119:64). Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na (8X) and Scatting Repeated.
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RENDER YOUR HEART (It’s only what you’ve done for the Lord) Lyrics:
Chorus: Life is short and soon it will be past (Ps 89:47-48), it’s only what you’ve done for the Lord that will last. Render (rend) Your heart and count up the cost (Joel 2:13). It’s only what you’ve done for the Lord that will last (1 Pet 1:24-25)
One life to live and soon it will be past. It’s only what you’ve done for Christ that will last (1 Cor 3:10-17). And when you stand up at the great white throne (Rev 20:11-15), you’re all alone, (I say) upon your own. You’ve got one life to live, but one life to give (Heb 9:27), you cannot rewind your sin, nor wheel and come again (bring it back and start it again). What’s done is done under the sun (Ecc 2:11), it may have been fun but the judgment come so (Heb 11:25). (Chorus). It’s only what you’ve done for the Lord that will last. It’s only what you’ve done for the Lord…
Man looks at the outward appearance but God judges the heart (1 Sam 16:7), it’s only Jah that knows your every single thought (Ps 94:11). Render (rend) your heart and not your garment (Joel 2:13), yet you think that your days them will be sufficient (Ps 39:5). It’s by grace not by works through which you have been saved (Eph 2:8-10), but judgment it is another story. And it really doesn’t matter how righteous you behaved- what was your motive? Was it God’s glory? (1 Cor 10:31). (Chorus). It’s only what you’ve done for the Lord that will last. Life is short, oh so short… Oh my Lord (Job 7:7). (Chorus).
You could lead someone to Christ and that is certain “for true” but with the wrong heart it doesn’t count for anything “for you”. Man was not made to be put upon one stage, neither was he made to have his face upon the front page of a magazine or even a video, unto the Almighty is where the glory must go. I am just one beggar showing another where to get some bread (Jhn 6:35-40). (So) I’ll try not to let the pride reach to my head (Prov 11:2). (Chorus). Life is short, oh so short. Life is short, ever so short (Ps 90:10). (Chorus).
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CRY NO MORE Lyrics:
Dry your weeping eyes my brethren. Cry no more, no. Dry your teary eyes my sistren. Cry no more, no (Rev 21:4).
(Chorus:) Woman hold her head she bawl and cry. Wo yoy, Wo yoy, Wo yoy. Because her son was shot in street and die. Wo yoy, Wo yoy, Wo yoy.
Father hears the news, him hold it in strong. Wo yoy, Wo yoy, Wo yoy. He wonders how these things can go on in this here Babylon. Wo yoy, Wo yoy, Wo yoy.
(Bridge): Don’t give in (don’t give up now), hold your head high (hold it up). Although we are born into sin (Rom 3:23), (Though we are born). The flesh may dead but the spirit it can’t die (1 Cor 15:40-44). (Chorus).
Woman bawl, she hold her head and cry because her only son was shot in street and die. He was a good youth and she questions why? But no words could be said to dry the tears from her eyes. They say you win some and you lose some, but she lose too much. And each and every death it pushes her further out of touch of reality, my God it’s too much to face, and the sweetness of life has become bitter in taste.
Just because another gun man, he wants (to) claim say that him a bad man (so him run-off him mouth). Just because another youth man, he wants to boast (and) say that him a big man.
So why oh why must we work in vain (Isaiah 49:4), and why oh why can’t we make a change, yes. Why oh why must we feel such pain we want to cry no more no. Pastor hears the news him shattered in pain. Wo yoy, Wo yoy, Wo yoy. Well everyday it’s a new name, but the stories the same, them kill another boy. Parson (pastor) wonders if him toil in vain. Wo yoy, Wo yoy, Wo yoy. But him know to live is Christ and that to die is gain (Phil 1:21). Wo yoy, Wo yoy, Wo yoy. (Bridge). (Chorus).
Woman hold her head she scream and cry because her only son was shot in street and die. Here is the question she ask the Most High; “why do the wicked prevail and the righteous die?” (Jer 12:1). For every notch on his gun another mother lost her son, and every brag (that) he makes another man’s heart breaks. Oh reality Jah know it’s too much to face. How could you let a good life go to waist?
Just because another gun man, he wants (to) claim say that him a bad man chaa. And Just because another youth man, he wants (to) boast say that he is a big man. Almighty God in Heaven, I wonder how long I can take this here tribulation, when will we learn from mistakes. No more retaliation, this here war has to be done time for repatriation to the heart of Zion. (Bridge). (Chorus).
Through her teary eyes she looked up into the sky. Wo yoy, Wo yoy, Wo yoy. With one question to God and the question is “why He let them kill her boy?” Dry your weeping eyes my brethren and dry your teary eyes my sistren. Lift your broken hearts up to heaven and Cry no more (Rev 7:17).
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FOR MY FATHER’S SAKE Lyrics:
Here’s a little story ’bout my past, and here’s a little song about my future. You know that Christafari’s gonna last. So now the Tansoback him come to reach ya. Living in this “Valley of Decision” Y’all (Joel 3:14-21) I “Listened for His voice” and I heard His call (1 Kngs 19:11-12) then I was “Born again in a Christian style” yes I am “once a man and twice a child” (Jn 3:1-21). Yet I struggle in this “Jungle in Babylon” (1Pet 5:12-13). I tell them “come children” to “I Holy One”. We know that “Jah is I Light and I salvation” (Ps 27:1), yet I stumble on this “long road to Mount Zion” (Rom 11:26).
Chorus: Well As the days go by, I learn from my mistakes. I try to live my life, For my Father’s sake. I beg you teach me Lord the wisdom of Solomon (1 Kings 3, 2 Chron 1), and tell me what to do. Well as the “time” goes by, I learn from my mistakes. I try to live my life, For my Father’s sake. I beg you grant me Lord the heart of King David (Ps 51:10) and tell me what to do.
“Sitting and watching” as the world goes by, another rough day for “Christafari”. Thinking of the Lord “we lift His name on high”. I Got to “keep on looking up” keep “my eyes” to the sky. To “Holy Mount Zion” where some day I’ll “fly” (Heb 12:22), unto my “Majesty” it was for me that “Him die” upon Calvary I heard His “Spirit Cry” (Matt 27:45-46), “My best friend to the end”, You know them “crucify”. (Chorus)
Said are you ready? Yeah! To rocksteady? Yeah! Said are you ready? Yeah! To rocksteady? Horn section. In my life I’ve been through enough trials and tribulations. I’ve faced enough pain and sufferation. Them say if it don’t kill you it (will) make you stronger, as for me I am firmly placed on God’s foundation (2Tim 2:19 & Matt 7:24-27).
I won’t “surrender” to the “modern day Pharisees” (Matt 23), with my “soul on fire” for the Almighty.
You know them “can’t stop” this “burning that’s inside” of me (2 Tim 1:6-7). I put “Jesus first” and He “set me free”. Now I’m a “warrior” for Christ chanting “blood and fire” (Eph 6:10-18) and I am “burning up” and I am not going to retire (1 Thes 5:19). We “lifting up and edify” the Lord God Higher, and we chant it out singing “Word, Sound and Power” (Heb 1:1-3). (Chorus)
Chanting like a roaring Lion (Prov 28:1), up upon the hills of Mt. Zion. Listen to the voice of a Nazarene call. Come watch the heathen fall (Ps 9:15-16). Say we are the new generation, we are the chosen from creation (Eph 1:5,11), we have the heart of a lion (Rev 5:5). We, we forward unto Mt. Zion. Stronger than a roaring lion, up upon the hills of Mt. Zion. Listen to the voice of a Nazarene call. Come watch the heathen fall. Say we are the new generation (1 Pet 2:9), we are the chosen from creation (Eph 2:10), we have the heart of a lion. We, we forward unto Mt…. Yes Iya (My brethren) we praise the Messiah (John 1:41). (Repeat 3x). Yes Iya we praise Jehovah.
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WORDSOUND&POWER Lyrics:
Eph 3:16-17, Lk 24:32, Heb 1:1-3, Jer 20:9.
A Ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya! Arise from your sleep and your slumber (Eph 5:14), awake from the trance that you’re under (Rom 13:11-14), and Let Jehovah elevate you higher (1 Pet 5:6) and set your spirit on fire! (Lk 3:16).
Chorus: Word, Sound and Power, Power. That’s what I’m needing every hour. Word, Sound and Power, Power (Eph 1:19). That’s what I’m needing every hour.
So give me the Word, Sound and Power I need it today. The Word it is the Scriptures and what them have to say (Heb 4:12). The sound it is Jah music that we play it’s reggae (Col 3:16-17). The power of the Spirit it is on display (Acts 1:8). (Chorus).
I am burning up, hot like a fire! (Lk 24:32) No compromise say that’s my desire. Burning up, hot like a fire! (1Thes 5:19) Just let go and let the Spirit take over (Eph 5:18). So Burn it up, Burn it up Hot like a fire, and turn it up, turn it up make the flames higher. Burn it up, Burn it up Hot like a fire, and Turn it up, with Word, Sound and Power (2Tim 1:7). (Chorus).
Well, my desire….oo yaga yaga is a burning (2Tim 1:6), ooh lody dady, I sing My desire well it is Word Sound and Power (Eph 3:16-17), Soul fire in my heart. I’ve come to realize I cannot compromise (Prov 4:20-27). I’ve come to realize I just can’t compromise. I’ve come to realize I never should compromise. Soul Fire Crew, (uno fe) Mix me nice!
I am loving the Father with my heart my soul, strength and mind (Mark 12:28-31). I know Jah love is patient and I know His love is Kind (1Cor 13:4), I know Jah love, Ease off now, Rewind…. When the going gets rough say “No compromise”, and the battle is tough say “No compromise”, and them want to change your stuff say “No compromise” (1 Jn 3:7). Well no compromise, Lord no compromise!” (Dt 5:32-33). Just like Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego not burned by the fire (Dan 3), and Daniel in the lion’s den that’s my desire (Dan 6), We are lifting up the Master God Higher and Higher and we chant it out singing Word sound and Power. (Chorus).
I am burning up hot like a fire! (Jer 20:9) No compromise say that’s my desire. Burning up like a Scotch Bonnet Pepper! Just let go and let the Spirit take over (Eph 5:18). Well Christafari comes to run the bass line, the drums them crisp and the rhythm is fine. I love the Father with my heart, my soul and mind (Matt 22:38). Word sound and power yes it get me every time….Bim! Trombone.
Light the torch let the flames scorch, it is Word, Sound and Power that we sing from within. Well, you cannot have this power inside if it is sin in which you abide (1Jn 3:4). And so I’m offering you up some advice; you must become a living sacrifice (Rom 12:1). There’s only one way I know we’ll get through so I am Lighting this torch and I’m giving it to you (2 Tim 2:1-7). (Chorus).
I want you to Burn it up, Burn it up Hot like a fire and turn it up, turn it up make the flames higher. Burn it up, Burn it up with Word Sound and Power and turn it up, and flash up your lighter! Burning up hot like a fire! No compromise say that’s my desire (Josh 1:7). Burning up like Jamaica in the Summer! Yo yo yo yo yo.
No water, no water, no water can out this ya fire! (repeat) (Ps 18:28)

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