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1.
Africa 05:34
Africa, the land of our forefathers Africa, the land where we belong (X2) Africa, the land of our forefathers Africa, the land where we belong Scattered all over the world in lost and found Repatriation is a must Africa, the land of civilization The land of roots, culture and tradition The land of my story The land of your history
2.
One Step 04:45
Everyone is climbing But they don’t know what lies above the wall They keep on climbing higher Never fearing no fall You only know, by how far you go Time and patience will show, time and patience will show For when we reach the river We’ll cross to the other side But until that day comes We continue to climb One step at a time Everyone’s striving But they don’t know what they struggling for When they think the tough times through They struggle for some more You’ll only know, by how far you go Time and patience will show, time and patience will show
3.
King Phillip 05:35
King Phillip came ‘a walkin Down from the top of the mountain Slowly he looked around At the faces in the crowd that had come to surround him He’d been known as a man of his word One to stand up for what was right But he knew there would come a time He’d have to stand up Stand up and fight For his life Walls came closing in The borders broke on down But no, King Phillip wasn’t gonna bow his head and pray Wasn’t gonna run, wasn’t gonna run for the rest of his days And when he died, he said don’t put me in no grave Living is easy, but dying’s for the brave King Phillip, he got to talking The crowd gathered close to hear He said you can take all I own But you cannot take The life of a man Who’s got no fear
4.
Ken's Dub 04:07
5.
Rivers 05:02
I’ve travelled to a great many places I’ve watched a great many rivers run But none could run quite like the way she do None could run quite like the way she do Not the Charles (Charles River Not the Jordan (Jordan River) Not the Nile (Nile River) Only you, Only you Only you, you, you Flowing water, tell me, who is the father Who lets you run, run, run Run so free? Who is the mother, so willing to let you run To let you run, run, run Right over me? (Bridge) Everyone loves sunny days But rivers just keep praying for rain Waiting for the big flood to come And wash everything away
6.
We left early in the morning Headed out of Tom Pipers Bay I was bringing home to my baby Mangoes, roses and sugarcane Well on my way to see her Before the sky turned cloudy and grey Now there’s blood in the water As the Gulf Stream takes me away My ship, she’s battered And she’s broken Danger lies below me in the sea Big ship sails on the edge of the horizon Yet they don’t come to rescue me My girl, I know she’ll miss me Miss me so bad She’s gonna search high and low for me She’ll go searching Fort Charlotte Waiting for my boat to come on home
7.
Pick Me Up 04:04
Pick me up, Jah Rise me up, Jah Tired but I need to Dance Work so hard, Lord Bones they ache, Lord Tired, but I need to dance. Want to dance beneath the moon, soon the whistle blows Want to dance around the fire till the air grows cold Want to stomp feet in the dirt, make the ache go 'way Want your music to move my bones, make my soul rise high
8.
Black man inna jail cell room with tears in his eyes I step to him and I ask him how and why Says he gets out soon and has two youths on the outside And thinks of time lost with his loving wife What you gonna do now man to survive? “Same thing I did that put I on the inside I know it seems crazy but sometimes I know that…” Sometimes it’s do or die, do or die do or die Sometimes it’s do or die, do or die do or die He had to do the best he could to survive Sometimes it’s do or die, do or die, do or die Sometimes it’s do or die, do or die, do or die Can’t tell you how it felt when he looked me in the eyes Woman inna hotel room with tears bruised ruptured eyes I step to her and I ask how and why Says she has two youths for whom she must provide With a father that’s been locked up for most of their lives What you gonna do momma to survie? “Same thing I did to blacken up I and I eye I know it seems crazy but sometimes I know that...” It’s do or die, do or die do or die Sometimes it’s do or die, do or die do or die She had to do the best that she could to survive Sometimes it’s do or die, do or die, do or die Sometimes it’s do or die, do or die, do or die Can’t tell you how it felt when she looked me in the eyes Man with gun in hand, just making demands Looks up to the sky as his tears began Megaphone sounds outside, screamin to his surprise Saying “drop the weapon and everything will be alright” What you gonna do now man to survive? “Same thing I did that put I on the inside I know it seems crazy but sometimes I know that...” Sometimes it’s do or die, do or die do or die Sometimes it’s do or die, do or die do or die He had to do the best that he could to survive Sometimes it’s do or die, do or die, do or die Sometimes it’s do or die, do or die, do or die Can’t tell you how it felt when he looked me in the eyes
9.
I used to wake up Early in the morning Feeling like I could fly But now I sleep All through the afternoon Barely see the sun up in the sky It’s just the same old story Ready to pick up and go There ain’t nothing here to keep me from leaving home Mama said “son You got to go Go and get yourself an education” Well mama I’ve done Done just what you say Still seeking out salvation “Go and get yourself an education” “Find yourself a girl to treat you right” “O, young son of mine” “When you going to do something with your life?”
10.
Dubland Underground Where we find our common ground (x4) People are so nice and the music so nice Vibrations so pure, to dance you can’t deny Put on your dancing shoes Make we do it inna rub-a-dub style Put on your dancing shoes Let’s dance our hearts out Put on your dancing shoes Make we do it inna rub-a-dub style Put on your dancing shoes Let’s dance our hearts out It is the spirit of music that brought us together It is the spirit of music It is the spirit of music that brought us together It is the spirit of music
11.
Wolfman 03:57

credits

released July 18, 2011

Yao Foli (Cha Cha) - vocals and tambourine
John-Paul Nawn - drums, percussion, and vocals
Ben Panepento - bass
Ekwem Bogmis - rhodes electric piano, hammond organ, and vocals
Ken Luk - guitar, melodica, and vocals
Mike Corey - guitar
Angelo Peters - wurlitzer electric piano and hohner clavinet
Lee Hamilton - tenor saxophone
Alicia Aubin - trombone
Bobby Spellman - trumpet (Pick Me Up, Same Old Story)
Jon Petronzio - trefz acoustic piano (Pick Me Up)
Nate Richardson - guitar (Ken's Dub)

Produced by Mosaic Foundation/J.P. Nawn
Eingineered by Angelo Peters
Mixed by Angelo Peters/J.P. Nawn

Recorded at Big Mean Sound Machine Studio - Ithaca, NY - January - May 2011
Nate Richardson recorded at REP Studio - Ithaca, NY - April 2011
Jon Petronzio recorded at Revision Studio - Ithaca, NY - May 2011

Mastered by Dana Billings at Electric Wilburland Studios - Newfield, NY - June 2011

Album Design by Marissa Dreibelbls - www.issaillustrations.com
Photo by Sara Tiberio - www.facebook.com#/SaraTiberioPhotography

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