Young Tree

1999

Release date: 8 / Mar / 1999


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Long before the river did turn to dust
Man and man use to talk and
There was plenty food for all of them
The herb grew so free
We thought we too must be free

But now oh how wrong we were
We watched the pirates come in
Spittin' pon I yard
As they tore down head waters
Spittin' pon I yard
As they tore down back so wall

Fear not those who try to steal your culture
Stand firm like the bush doctor
Fear not those who try to steal your culture
Stand firm like the bush doctor

Sail on you feared pirates I say
As we'll be taking our shelter
Beneath the young tree
Fly on you fallen angels I pray
And we'll be taking our shelter
Underneath the young tree

Now maybe their ships have gone
Mental scares do remain
To divide and confuse yah people
Fighting against this reality
With their ego power games
We knew not how to play

They're running away our
culture
But I know we will survive
Left in I man yard to rebuild up head waters
Left in I yard to protecting back o wall

Fear not those who try to steal your culture
Stand firm like the bush doctor
Fear not those who try to steal your culture
Stand firm like the bush doctor

Sail on you feared pirates
As we'll be taking our shelter
Beneath the young tree
Fly on you fallen angels
And we'll be taking our shelter
Underneath the young tree

I will not rest until all of the wicked a fall
For I believe in the words of the bush doctor
Though I will not reste until all of the wicked a fall
For I believe in the words of the bush doctor

Yes man
Sail on you feared pirates
As we'll be taking our shelter
Beneath the young tree
Fly on you fallen angels
And we'll be taking our shelter
Underneath the young tree

Long before, long before
Yes, yes, yes, yes I
Lord, my heart cries out
Glory to the King
My greatest love in life
I hand You everything
Glory, glory
I hear the Angels sing

Open my ears
Let me hear Your voice
To know that sweet sound
Oh my soul rejoice
Glory, glory
I hear the Angels sing

You're the Father to the fatherless
The answer to my dreams
I see You crowned in righteousness
We cry glory to the King

Comforter to the lonely
The Lifter of my head
I see You veiled in majesty
We cry glory, glory
We cry glory to the King

We cry glory, glory
We cry glory to the King
Lord, my heart cries out
Glory to the King

My greatest love in life
I hand You everything
Glory, glory
I hear the Angels sing
Open my ears
Let me hear your voice
To know that sweet sound
Oh my soul rejoice
Glory, glory
I hear the Angels sing


You're the Father to the fatherless
The answer to my dreams
I see You crowned in righteousness
We cry glory to the King

Comforter to the lonely
The Lifter of my head
I see You veiled in majesty
We cry glory, glory (glory)
We cry glory to the King (oh, we cry glory)
We cry glory, glory (yes, we do)
We cry glory to the King (oh, you're the Father to the fatherless)

You're the Father to the fatherless
The answer to my dreams
I see You crowned in righteousness
We cry glory to the King (oh)

Comforter to the lonely
The lifter of my head
I see You veiled in majesty
We cry glory, glory (glory)
We cry glory to the King (oh, we cry glory)
We cry glory, glory
We cry glory to the King (yeah, we cry glory)
We cry glory, glory
We cry glory to the King

Glory to the King
Glory to the King
Glory, glory to the King
Blood a go run,
Fire a go burn dem down
From the heavens of Zion
Man's got to find
A way out of this confusing
Situation facing confrontation
Some say "I'm only one man what can I do?"
Well Jah has got plenty of work for you
Turn around and then walk away
Sun shall set upon another day
But up til now you have led yourself astray

You come off like a confused man
Living in your own dimension
Smoking up your invention
One of dem days
You'll beg to find your bread
Come off like a confused man
Living in your own dimension
Smoking up your own invention
One of them days
You'll see the power of Jah word...

What is life when you ain't got no leader?
What is life when you back up and stumble?
Service your heart children
Or you will be forever controlled
By another one, service only your heart
Or you will be forever controlled
Marley gone! Marley gone! Marley gone!
But I man say no, na na no, na na no

They say Marley gone! Marley gone!
But I say no, na na no, na na no
Come up with your slackness I say
Come up come up with dem gun lyrics
A lot a talking about nothing
But to think positive is something
One man alone can build himself a home
And raise it in the love I say, Though I know
When Marley gone we felt so alone
Like the sun would never shine again
But as sure as the sun a shine
We'll find it in our time

You come off like a confused man
Living in your own dimension
Ignoring your the father's direction
One of dem days
You'll beg to find your bread
Come off like a confused man
Forever in your dimension
Ignoring your father's direction
One of them days
You'll see the light which is Zion...
Oh Marley gone, but he's not forgotten
For He's in our souls
Congress man
Let us stop exploiting our children
To all the gangster man
I beg you stop harassing our women too

You seal, yourself behind them walls
Thinking nothing could ever get to you
You don't care about the children
Looting and shooting them brothers and sisters down
Meanwhile our country is bombing
Somewhere in the middle of Afghanistan
And they don't even care about the people
Who's suffering and dying in Oakland
Well that's not my plan

Congress man
Let us stop exploiting our children
To all the gangster man
I beg you stop harassing our women too

You hide yourself behind your dollar
Which one day crumbles down to
the ground
You don't seem to care about the youth man
As you glorifying the murderer you know
Today we're living in illusion
Between reality and what is on MTV
Believe in my prophet saying
Half the story has not yet been told

Congress man
Let us stop exploiting our children
Gangster man
I beg you stop harassing our women too
Oh Lord yeah, oh Lord yeah, oh Lord yeah

As the world goes down in flames
No, the youth men are not to blame
To all evil workers underneath the sun
Your time is done
As the world goes down in flames, yeah
No, the youth men are not to blame
To all evil workers underneath the sun

Your time is done
See the man upon dem hill
Sit and reap and count their gold
Material things
Is all that he knows
Dem wanting, dem wanting
Enough a craven fe' dead
All that them reap I say
It's just a cost upon share our heads

But what a man sow
I pray little Idren come eat
But when the belly full I'm sure
That you'll share some food with I and I

Well but if it's not so
Our entire world shall fall down
Leaving brick and pollution
With no solid ground to be found
But a man, a man a build up high
Yes dem build up to the sky
Well but if it's not so
Our entire world shall fall down
Leaving brick and pollution
With no solid ground to be found
But a man, a man a build up high
Yes dem build up to the sky
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br/> Dem wanting, dem wanting
Enough a craven fe' dead
All that them reap
Is just a cost upon heads
Leaving every man alone
Gonna have to beg to you too
Yes leaving every women alone
Gonna have to beg to you too

But if your heart is a pure one
Surly you will see through your illusion
Of the worlds harsh reality
A sufferation of all humanity

Oh see the man upon dem hill
Sit and reap and count their gold
These material things
Is all that he knows
Dem wanting, dem wanting
Enough a craven fe' dead
All that them reap I say
It's just a cost upon share our heads

Well now what a man sow
I pray little Idren come eat
But when the belly full I'm sure
That you'll share some food with I and I
In I man dream stands a holy Nazarene
A face of wisdom deep in meditation
Oh I do not know what I am after
But before I could leave
From the wise man came laughter
His eyes are red, red as the fire
But out his mouth comes
The words of wisdom saying
"Come with me my son
I know what you are after
For you are a seeker
Of truth and wisdom"

He lead me into the wilderness
Where he keep the fire burning
He said, "Sit down by the fire and you will
Drink from the cup of all life's desires"

Yes iya see it, in iyana dream
Lord iya see it, in iyana dream

So there I was a manifestation upon creation
I turned to my elders excepting direction
"Oh humble yourself and open your heart
Live your life right from the start
You know nothing and there is
Nothing you don't know
For inside all dwells the mighty creator
Oh we are a vessel for all life to flow
Each & every one is the keeper of their soul"

He walked further into the wilderness
Until we reached the still waters
He picked up a seed and said
"Here son, it's time for you to grown your own tree"

Yes iya see it, in iyana dream
Lord iya see it, in iyana dream
Dem trying to cut down dem young tree
Don't want to see a future for me
But dem see I know
Jah prophesy fulfilling before we
One day a higher society
Will ease the sufferation of the poor I see
But all dem looking at the poor man crying
Saying thanks God it's not me

Cuttin' it down limb from limb
Rip it out at the roots
Cuttin' it down limb from limb
Rip it out at the roots

No matter the color, no matter the race
Dem young tree, oh dem young tree
Man is born free yeah, man is born free
Underneath the holy young tree, the young tree
Holy young tree

Well man
is born free yeah, man is born free
That's the way it's got to be
And a woman born free, born free, so shall it be
But I have no fear, no fear at all
As them come upon I yard, dem yard, wa yard
I have no fear, no fear at all
As them come upon I yard, dem yard, wa yard

Saying goodbye to you warmonger country
No more will you see I in
And with a clean and a pure in heart
I will nurse back to health
This failing young tree

Cuttin' it down limb from limb
Rip it out at the roots
Cuttin' it down limb from limb
Rip it out at the roots
Man is born free yeah, man is born free
Like a mystic rising upon the river
That the fisherman row
And the breeze blowing through the trees
Down the valley below
You might be here today, but you're gone
Tomorrow

I know, I know, I know
Them vibes alive inside my soul
I know, I know, I know
Them vibes got to flow (Repeat)

Holy was the man who came to the land
And blessed all the people who worshiped there
But you don't want to live your life right
No, you don't want to live your life right
It's yours to live, it's yours to live
Like a mystic rising and
And the breeze forever blowing
The lightning flash as the sevens a
clash
The thunder rolls within your soul
You may run, You may hide
But you just can't stop this feeling inside

No one can control your soul
No, no, no, no one can control your soul
They may come try to steal away de bushman
They're taking away our witch doctor
Taking away our bush doctor
You never know, no, no you never know
Like a mystic rising upon the river
And the breeze blowing down the valley
Can you feel it, don't you fear it, can you feel it
Let it go dancing out of control

Rock so, like so, I beg you skank so
Like so, a them a brimrock stone
Cast that stone, rock so, like so
They beat their drum
Upon the nation
Neva sell your soul, oh no, oh no
Upon creation

There shall come a day, when we shall all be free
And see the beauty, in your heart, in your heart
And from afar I can see the trumpet of
His Imperial Majesty, oh God

Rastaman whoa-ah
What's the groundation
Inna this iration

Rastaman whoa-ah
What's the groundation
Inna this iration

Forward, forward, forward, forward to high
Live in the love, live in the light
Live in the love, the light, oh God, today

Please believe me when I say
There will come a day when everyone shall see, unification!
From shore to shore they shall see the light
Across the oceans, all colors
of the world
Shall unite, will unite!

And the Rastaman whoa-ah
What's the groundation
Inna this iration

Well the Rastaman whoa-ah
What a groundation
Upon this iration

Trod on, trod on, ride on, ride on, I say
Preach the words, preach those words
Preach those words of truth, tonight

And you shall jump on that ship
Taking you back home in another nation
Again, again, run, run
And they shall run away, fly away
Hold their head up to another day
Say guide I, through the valley
Guide I, guide I through the valley

Rastaman whoa-ah
What's the groundation
Inna this iration

Rastaman whoa-ah
What's the groundation
Inna this iration
They leave their drop
Upon new nation
They free sell your soul
Oh no oh no
Upon creation

There shall come a day, when we shall all be free
And see the beauty, in your heart, in your heart
And from a far I can see the trumpet call
HIS imperial majesty
Oh god

Rastaman wohhha
What's a groundation
Inna this iration
(x2)

Forward, forward, forward, forward....
To right..
Live in the love, live in the light
Live in the love of the light, oh god, Today
Please believe me when I say
There will come a day when everyone JAH see, UNIFICATION!!
From shore to shore they shall see the light
Across
the oceans, across the world, shall unite, WILL UNITE!!

And the
Rastaman wohhha
What's a groundation
Inna this iration

Well the
Rastaman wohhha
What's a groundation
Upon this iration

Trod on, trod on, ride on, ride on I say
Reach through words, reach those words
Reach those words of truth, Tonight

And we shall jump on the ship taking you back home in another nation
Again, again, run, run
And they shall run away, fly away
All the head up to another day
See guide I, through the valley
Guide I, guide I through the valley

Rasta man wohhha
What's a groundation
Inna this iration

Groundation’s first all original studio album, and one of Reggae music’s only concept ablums, Young Tree is remastered and re-released. To give it an enhanced big roots sound, the album has been remastered by Legendary engineer Jim Fox. Young Tree also features a new layout design by original artist Giovanni Maki.