Spread Hope

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The Alchemystics - Spread Hope

Ian I - Guitar & Vocals
Demse Zullo - Drums & Percussion
Ras Jahn Bullock - Vocals
Jay Metcalf - Keyboards & Piano
Garrett Sawyer - Bass
Force - Vocals

Produced by Demse Zullo & Garrett Sawyer for Northfire Crew

Mastered by Jay Frigoletto at Master Suite
Recorded & Mixed at Northfire Recording by Garrett Sawyer
Graphic Design, Album Layout, & Alchemystics Logo by Demse Zullo

Special Thanks to all the musicians who contributed their time, skills, & energy. Much love to Wilfred Hernandez & Matthew King.

FOR FULL LIST OF THANKS PLEASE LISTEN TO "Dedication", Track 12

Horns on Tracks 2 & 10 Performed By:
Rick Graiko - Trumpet
Scott Flyn - Trombone
Anant Pradham - Saxophone

Horns on Tracks 4, 8, 11, & 16 Performed By:
Alex Lee-Clark - Trumpet
Mat Schumer - Saxophone
Paul Olesuk - Trombone

Horn Arrangements on Tracks 2, 4, 8 & 10 by Demse Zullo & Garrett Sawyer
Horn Arrangement on Track 16 by Garrett Sawyer
Horn Arrangement on Track 11 by Alex Lee-Clark, Paul Olesuk, & Mat Schumer

All Percussion Played by Demse Zullo & Matthew King
Beau Sasser: Organ on Tracks 11, 13 & 17
Background Vocals on Track 9 Performed By: Ilana Morris & Adar Seligman-McComas
Prowla appears courtesy of BoomBlaze Records
Denroy Morgan appears courtesy of VP Records
Kurt Allen appears courtesy of T&T

Album Photo Credits: Katherine Taylor, Wilfred Hernandez, Ashley Papineau, Alana Melanson

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released May 23, 2011

All songs written by G. Sawyer, G. Perry, J. Metcalf, T. Zullo, J. Bullock, I. Cooper-Pettys Copyright 2011 The Alchemystics LLC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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The Alchemystics blend reggae, politically infused hip-hop, gritty soul, hard-driving rock, and pulsing Jamaican, Cuban and Trinidadian rhythms into a distinctive, original sound. The result is modern-day roots music with global appeal – an alchemy of ancient musical traditions; intricate, intelligent wordplay; deep, driving rhythms; irresistible hooks; and old-school vocal harmonies. ... more

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Track Name: Type A Prayer
Type A Prayer

Intro – Ian I
Been seeing this vision so long
This song is a prayer so strong
When ya feel it inside it's so true
So we're singing this thing to you

Chorus – Ian I

Coming with a new type a prayer

Coming with a brand new thing to do

Coming with a new song to sing

And we re singing this thing to you

Coming with a new type a prayer

Coming with a brand new thing to do

Coming with a new vibe to bring

And we're bringing this thing to you 

2nd Chorus – Ras Jahn

We've got keep free the Vibe

That's the thing that keeps us alive
Helps us to stay real inside
We've got nothing to hide
Always stay where the peace will abide
The most positive thing I ever could have tried
Helps us to stay real inside
We've got nothing to hide



Chorus – Ian I 

Coming with a new type a prayer

Coming with a brand new thing to do
Coming with a new song to sing

And we re singing this thing to you

Coming with a new type a prayer

Coming with a brand new thing to do

Coming with a new vibe to bring

And we're bringing this thing to you


1st Verse – Force

This Represents pain, hunger, struggle, passion

The depths that I'll go for these goals you can't fathom

The pattern I'm in with a pad and a pen

like I'm battling vice no advice i can give

in this life except live. Invested

and this testament here is a gift for the kids.

If chivalry's dead then the sword from the stone

that I pull for the throne's for the nights (knights) all alone

I write what i know and i hope it swings low

when the chariot comes forth to carry me home

And all I ask is the past hassles and traps don't last

look back and laugh after the fact

And master the craft shaft in Africa paragraphs (hot)

Capture the masses and give back

and that's all my supplications

patience only goes so far leave the rest up to faith then.

2nd Chorus – Ras Jahn
We've got keep free the Vibe

That's the thing that keeps us alive
Helps us to stay real inside
We've got nothing to hide
Always stay where the peace will abide
The most positive thing I ever could have tried
Helps us to stay real inside
We've got nothing to hide


2nd Verse – Ian I 

The vibe Jah giving got me moving

Come on in and dig on this lovin'

It's really really true when u type a prayer too

Experience the bliss that comes from U

Coming from the top like a crown chakra dot

Illuminate the soul let the music hit the spot

From u are whole with a momentary stop

of suffering, buffering truth through the roots-hop

Takes a while before it comes visible

It's the spiritual moving through the physical

motions, oceans washed so many away

If I'm singing I give thanks and praise; Yeah!

I man a ride with it and a glide with it so long

Woman a roll with it and her soul with it so strong

The way I sing with it and a bring with it soul vibes

The way we rock with it shock with it hot with it So I

Chorus – Ian I 

Coming with a new type a prayer

Coming with a brand new thing to do

Coming with a new song to sing

And we re singing this thing to you

Coming with a new type a prayer

Coming with a brand new thing to do

Coming with a new vibe to bring

And we're bringing this thing to you


Are you ready?
Track Name: Let Them Know
Let Them Know

Chorus
We got to rise up and let them know
That we won't stop till a brighter day
We are the survivors in these streets
And we need peace we got to find a way

Babylon gone down there
And they can't take our right to fight for change
Babylon gone down there
Man woman and child we're all the same
Babylon gone down there
In time find your life's the price ya pay
Babylon gone down there
In exchange for a name fortune and fame


1st Verse – Ian I
I know that we can be one
If we all can overstand
That we are from just 1 creator
And until then, there'll be always war
Gottah come to an end, corruption not gonna do it again
Gottah come to an end, destruction not gonna do it again
And them fuss and them fight and it never get them anywhere in life
And you in the darkness? we're chanting you into the light

Chorus

2nd Verse – Force
Dear heavenly one all I ask is this
before I leave this earth let me use my gift
At least to give and this isn't ego it's
just a wish I need to fulfill and if
I could compile a list of all the things I did
and wish I didn't it wouldn't be different
Cause I wouldn't be living the life that i am
And wouldn't be driven to be a better man
So I'm dedicatin this jam to all those
who understand the need to seize a chance
Circumstances change if you take a stand,
but I can't get my footing so I need a hand
Not applause, more like the type ya ball
into a fist to resist all these senseless laws
Can't afford to pause so we're movin forward
Try'n a forge a bond and connect like four.

Chorus


Outro – Ian I

Now is the time for us to come together

Forward ever we say backward never

If we dont unite this could be disaster

We could lose everything we cherish now, forever ....
Track Name: Mosh Up
Mosh Up


Chorus - Ras Jahn
Stylee Lee Lee Lee Lee Lee,
Stylee Lee Lee Lee Lee Lee


1st Verse - Force

Work hard play harder live by that motto and mash on the throttle

Full speed ya best believe we invade yer city with beats an preach peace

So piece this together when I start to cross words

A 5 letter noun for the sparking of herb

If ya got the answer I'm at concerts like the JB's with slurs

So just pass the piece, peace out with a dime piece please believe

Speak my piece on beats till it floods the streets.

More than meets the eye now honestly..right

This is how it's meant to be. each disc new hits consistently

Simply put got a recipe Morimoto flow, Iron chef the beat

Mosh up catch up this one's for the masses establish a name

Can't think of an adjective apt to describe

So why try just vibe out don't doubt now endowed with a power

to transform crowds till the chant so loud
they damn near bounce out their trousers

If I'm allowed to be frank let's just say

Ain't nothin better betta get this straight



Chorus - Ras Jahn*
Stylee Lee Lee Lee Lee Lee,
Stylee Lee Lee Lee Lee Lee

We bring you music of the future and bring music from the past
The last shall be the first and the first will be the last
The world is full of trouble but that time is gonna past
Tune in pon the rythm a great change is coming fast
Stylee Lee Lee Lee Lee Lee,
Stylee Lee Lee Lee Lee Lee
                                                                                                                 
2nd Verse – Ras Jahn
Bondilly Bye Bye, Bondilly bye bye bye
This is Alchemystics pon the mike MC
We chant a ton of lyrics. Ton of lyrics in a we
Me chant enough lyrics every since I was three
When it comes to sensimilla I smoke consistently (Whaaa)

Reggae music is the answer.
Chant down babylon. No disaster!
Reggae music is the answer.
Chant down babylon. No disaster!

For we DJ pon this and we DJ pon that
We DJ pon this and we DJ pon that
Number one sound in a this shock attack
Alchemystics coming, gonna mosh a Dub attack
Alchemystics coming, we play a Reggae sound
Alchemystics coming to mosh it up and down yeah

Stylee one and two yeah.
Strictly Reggae just for you yeah.
Stylee one and two yeah.
Strictly Reggae just for you yeah.
Remember yall, Alchemystics set you free.
Remember yall, Alchemystics set you free.



Track Name: What We Need (Spread Hope) feat. Denroy Morgan + Catalyst
What We Need (Spread Hope)


Chorus – Ras Jahn

What we need is a new vibe
One that's inviting so exciting
What we want is liberation

Sweet sensation positive vibration



1st Verse – Force 

Spread hope like Obama

The most charming spinners of yarns thus far

Amidst nonsense offer the opposite cause

It ain't art unless yer hearts involved

And no offense our offense is of a your charts

No defense for this intensive inventiveness from my squad

A positive message indebted to Bob Marl

Wit a lil bit of Marvin, Jay Biggie and Nas

But sounds all ours we're outta yer
Solar
System wit wits like Flight of the Conchords

But it's no joke, yer hardly hard harlequins

All in yer linen and grinnin about cars

But let's take a pause remember when rap was

All about change and Flavor Flav was sane

No half steppin with Kane and now ya reppin that caine

Y'all Mr. Glass rappers are actually quite lame


Chorus – Ras Jahn

What we need is a new vibe
One that's inviting so exciting
What we want is liberation

Sweet sensation positive vibration

2nd Verse – Denroy Morgan
There's nothing new under the sun
She's been here since jah work's been done
But man has changed the laws of time
The will of Jah we have left behind
Now we can come together
In a way to make things better
And begin to understand
That we must never feel unstrong
And need a better, much better, better inspiration
Remove the clouds now Jah
Help us to see things better
With faith, hope, and charity
Love with life us higher

Chorus – Ras Jahn

What we need is a new vibe
One that's inviting so exciting
What we want is liberation
Sweet sensation positive vibration

3rd Verse – Ian I 

Respect when you come inna wi zone

Ian I have to phone home from the dome

Burn the Kush; medicine from the bush

I n I dont deserve no officers' push

Spread hope cuz I n I can't cope

The economics of the system is a joke

So you know say- we naw praise no hoax

The almighty 1 is the 1 to give us hope


Pre Chorus – Ras Jahn
From the bottom to the top to the very last drop
Music come and the reggae nah stop
If u cant feel it u need to come closer
Band will take u like a roller coaster

4th Verse – Catalyst
Let me grab your attention for a minute
To preach to the people about a little something different
Catalyst ya you know who's
Cuz your boys spread hope like a cure for cancer
Ever since a young child I could match the stanzas
That'll help you in a bind like a cash advancement
Yea I know times get drastic
Last thing we need is rappers putting guys in caskets
Should be evolution instead of the guns you shooting
Start a revolution instead we all losing
That's why I do this for my people in the clutch
With just enough change to hop a ride on the bus
Another dollar ten for a fresh grape dutch
And we don't care much about what's in your foam cup
Inspiration and heart is the key
That's why I impart knowledge on all that I breathe

5th verse - Force
Ladies and gents can I get an encore
Bring forth peace signs like I speak semaphore
The flag tossed offstage off sides call
From the ref yes destined to rep till im gone
I'm reptilian spit acid on bars
In a brawl I'm Shang Tsung steal soul with my songs
Perform homecomings like I talked to the lord
And I'm sure that my pen is mightier than the sword
So each stroke is heat stroke. east coast born
We're on tour now, your town has been warned.
Formerly known as the band you ain't know
Now the flow has you throwing up in the front row
Whoa.. don't front ya know I gotcha open
Enter da stage and own it. had a Black Moon moment
Lack no components opponents notice the focus
Compose an opus devoted to giving you what ya wanted.

Chorus – Ras Jahn

What we need is a new vibe
One that's inviting so exciting
What we want is liberation

Sweet sensation positive vibration
Track Name: Summer Life
Summer Life

Chorus - Ras Jahn
In the morning when i rise
Wipe the sleepy sleep from my eyes
Step outside into the sun
Check a newborn day has come

1st Verse - Force
The sum of summer summarized: sleep at sunrise
Visine needed in the evenings when I finally rise
Mostly mai tais, margaritas, hefeweisens
So refreshing at festivals blowing hippies minds
Wishing for warmer climes writing rhymes to the tides
The flow is lunacy (lunar see) control the waves on stage tonite
Go on get lost in vice, city rockstar the price
Paid fully dues done, moves made gracefully
Aware fully no role model roll phillies
And kill kegs too cool, crew’s Fonzarelli.
On your mark get ready on a daily grind
To find a market and a target audience to spark a concert setting
Till the cops are called to haul us in or turn the volume down
Sorry officer I can’t be held responsible.
I need a sponsor I’ve got a problem I’m an addict
Like Cool C said, you know I’ve got a habit

Chorus - Ras Jahn
Later on in the afternoon
I know my daughter's comin home soon
Togetherness is where I stay
I need your love, each and every day

2nd Verse - Ian I
Let the sunshine down upon my face
Let the breeze blow through this place when
Summertime's here I give thanks and praises
Watch the girls them beautiful faces
Let the sunshine down upon my face
Let the breeze blow through this place when
Summertime's here I give thanks and praises
Watch the woman them a roll so
Just chill out drink a beer and smoke a blunt
Herbsman here and you know i'm not frontin'
You like the vibe, then come and get something just
Blazing the fire in the summertime desire
No time to retire have to feed my entire family
Them looking' at me so beautifully
My son-shine daughter blossom like the tree
Just chill out as the music sets your soul free

Chorus - Ras Jahn
In the evening the nightbirds sing
I love to feel the dreams that they bring
Special feeling, senses reeling
We experience spiritual healing

3rd Verse - Force
You can find me late night with the mic device
Crowd hype, nuff hands up fuzz thought a heist happened.
Reaction when the track starts blasting.
I’m travelling like Carmen San Diego cross the atlas
I’m Cassius in a clash, classic rope a dope motion
The wally that we rolling got me floating, flow potent
So put me in coach on my post up and pivot
This isn’t just a scrimmage coming for the championship
Crews get livid when they see how we deliver
Ain’t giving idle threats check on the statistics
Can’t you see the distance between us and competition
Suggesting they’re gonna catch us definitely science fiction
Wake up and face facts can’t capture the clan
Cash rules we let the ginger handle bread man
These cats are steadman trying to get that O cake
On stage office space giving chicks the O face.

Chorus - Ras Jahn
In the morning when I rise
Step outside into the sun
Check a newborn day has come
Track Name: P. W. M.
P. W. M.

Chorus - Ras Jahn
The people in the ghetto want more more
Babylon system keep them poor poor
Instead of bringing peace they still bring war
The screaming of the sufferers they ignore

1st verse - Force
As I lie awake imagining the time it takes
To find a way to stay ahead of bills fills my head with rage
Noticing some grays. Skies ain’t the only thing falling
The job markets gone thru the toilet
And call it like I see it all this Fox TV’s deceiving them
Even when the truth is told who knows when to believe in it.
The reason that deviancy is linked to the streets
is we’re given the least but make the most
This approach is what the ghettos are known to teach.

Chorus

2nd verse - Ian I
You try to bring me down but you just cannot touch this
Morally strong yet you try and you still miss
The only left for you to dis is marijuana
We're lawful with everything else cuz we're the rasta
Try to separate we with your race, color, or creed
The only reason they separate is for their own greed
Get off your high horse so you can really see
What all the people that are below you be
Jah say that how the least of them you treat is (how you treat) he
So I know that we are all from the same Tree!
If you wanna live it yo you can live it right
Don't have to depend on no religion for your own sight

Bridge - Ras Jahn
Hey hey hey
Hey hey hey
Yes I
Yes I

3rd verse - Force
Heard that ya wanted mas, ras said it so I set it last
Working class reality is actually why I fill my flask
Lost in the liquor I write the elixir of life and spill it on mics
The price we pay for each crusade, some would say our sanity
Emancipation granted me the last thing that I feel is free
Commander in chief is making believe
We’re planting the seeds for democracy
Every vote we make feel like the forefathers are mocking me
No 4/5ths with a full clip what I get when I try to stop this hypocrisy
So follow me, calling it armed robbery logically would be next step
Look at my check an see it’s invested in what? Homeland defense?
Picture me picketing holding a sign standing in line
Ready to fight for my rights with my life on the line.

Chorus 2x
Track Name: Be The Change feat. Kurt Allen
Be The Change

Intro - Kurt Allen
It's all about changes, it's all about changes
How life re-arranges, how life re-arranges

1st verse - Kurt Allen
I've met many people and made many friends
The kind that is real, the kind that pretends
But I've never met someone who didn't want to see
A little change in the world
I've been many places, seen many faces
Mixed with all races, dealt with all cases
But I've never met someone who didn't want to see
A little change in the world

Prechorus - Kurt Allen
Everybody wants to see a change in everybody else
Nobody wants to see that change begins with themselves

Chorus - Kurt Allen
We all want to change the world
But we don't want to make changes
We all want to change the world
But we don't like re-arranging

2nd verse - Force
They say the pot calls the kettle
Who can settle for this current currency condition
Transition comes with ambition
And if you can’t take a stance plus plan
on abandoning ship before it sails in itself is a loss
Often the thought crosses my mind
If we all could combine outline a design to refine
Finally you’ll find humankind could improve
starting with you, the movement’s inside
Allusions aside all the rules are devised to divide
Conquer your fears realize
In the eyes of the Almighty all of us bound tightly
Bound to be better after metamorphosis right

3rd Verse - Kurt Allen
I don't mean to pretend, neither to chide
And I do not intend to insult your pride
Live your life in love and you're gonna see
A little change in the world
Bless up the blamers, the call namers
The defamers, they're all the same as
Baptize them in love and you're gonna see
A little change in the world

Prechorus

Chorus

4th Verse - Ian I
Change what? I wanna change your policies
Change what? I wanna speak more openly
About what? to be the change I want to see
I wanna see a life living more honestly
So say what am I doing you can ask yourself
Because so much people never really face themselves
About what? you're living up your life for wealth,
You set aside your health for things upon the shelf
I've seen too many people bringing life to shame
And I'm lookin at myself to see if I'm to blame
Nut I'm just doing my part don't wanna cause no pain
Got an answer for the riddle playing with my brain

Prechorus

Chorus
Track Name: Leaving Babylon
Leaving Babylon


Chorus – Ras Jahn

We are old and we are young.

We are weak and we are strong

Leavin babylon alone

Sufferation be no more

Don't envy the rich just help the poor

Leavin babylon alone

And we will never run away.
nah nah



1st Verse – Force 

We are one nation under a groove

Laying foundations for raising the youth

Claiming kid tested and mother approved

So in a Jif each disc giving lyrical jewels.

Litmus test, question the strength of my views

I rep the A team now and I pity the fool

City or rural, the world is much larger than you

Who's to say we ain't the same until you step in my shoes.

It's a huge fit ain't it? the aim is maintaining

Till all the fam makes it or heart stops palpatating

My artist inspiration is people that's everyday an

I'm Sly and my family's on that herbal medication

A stone throw away from the pain and frustration

A daily confrontation you face with such patience

A new administration of change is in place

But it don't make it easy to stay on these wages.



Pre Chorus – Ras Jahn

A new vibration across the nation
A sweet sensation, new inspiration



Chorus – Ras Jahn

We are old and we are young.

We are weak and we are strong

Leavin babylon alone

Sufferation b no more

Don't envy the rich just help the poor

Leavin babylon alone

And we will never run away.
nah nah



2nd Verse – Force 

Sooner or later you're elated the way I related

Data stating nothing major to separate us

The latest in a line of soothsayers, on stages

It's a shame how all the innovators never made paper

It's therapy to me emcee to modify behavior

Today I say design a way to meet a random stranger

Engage them in a conversation, inquire motivation

Take the time to find there's more than meets the minor observation

I'll Michael Bay the situation, direct transformations

And Crystal Lake debates when facing discrimination

My patience only goes so far so pardon me i'm anxious

Cause part of me is sure that with some more communication

We can break the mold and put a hold on degradation

Shake the shackles off, get involved stop complacence

To keep you people shaking is my camp's concentration.

Mistaken if you think you'll stop the sound the music takes ya.



Pre Chorus – Ras Jahn

The music takes ya higher, fill ya with desire

I an I will inspire, leave the place on fire



Chorus – Ras Jahn

We are old and we are young.

We are weak and we are strong

Leavin babylon alone

Sufferation b no more

Don't envy the rich just help the poor

Leavin bablyon alone

And we will never run away.
nah nah



Outro – Ian I
Inna Mount Zion
We irie like the lion
Hold your meditation
On the almighty one
This here musical sound vibration
Is healin up the nation
So hold your meditation
Cuz we're leaving babylon
Track Name: Holiday feat. Beau Sasser
Holiday

1st verse - Ras John
Hey
Won't you come and fly away with me today?
We will fly high away for a holiday
Now is the right time
For our dreams to meet, thankfully
As we go on love is reborn
Between you and me

Chorus
Some might call it fate
That our moment came too late
But as long as out hearts beat as one
We will fly on a love that's never done no, no, no,no
Dupe dabbi dupe dabbi due da day
Dupe dabbi dupe dabbi due da day

2nd verse - Ian I
Sugar baby when I think of your face
It takes me to that special place
When we're living each day like a holiday
Working together we'll find a new way while
Walking with your hand in the light of the moon
Our candle burns bright in our sacred room
I'm gonna take you there so baby please
Trust your heart and come away with me
Like a lion and a lamb so strong and gently
My soul's in love with your energy
I'm gonna keep you in my heart cuz your love is key
Because when we are together it so completes me!

Chorus
Track Name: Dedication
Dedication

A dedication to the fans
the plans made blatant so the haters understand
An elevator state of mind trying to climb fast
but I'm feeling alienated a true outkast
my crew is too crucial a conflict is nonsense
the consumate craftsmen contrast the cacaphonous
current climate. MacGuyver of this rhyming
anything you give him reinvented into promise.
to call this the beginning merely minimizes the minutes
turned to years spent, gear shift, can't stop get the drift
this disc a gift for you all without your support
there would never be a Force. let it run it's course
all these mainstream thoughts
can't change how we fought to maintain through the storm
And the weather is looking brighter now
northfire light shines right through the darkest clouds.
shout out to my festival folks.
Strange Creek, Wormtown where the name came to grow.
and candy cane lane became our home away from home
I was known to roam the scene killin any microphone.
Collabos crazy, Mr Kipp paid me
from manager to family with Carolyn and may we
get back to the list could fill the liner notes up
from O Dub to Roots of Creation I show love.
A Change Up occurred, Phaze came first
shouts to DPR ya know we are the 4 1 third's
homegrown Souljah (s) T I remember that
now we got Matt king rounding out the home team.
and it's Mass All Day.
from Ashley to premeow, Ann Dubz and Jakos
make no mistake folks your name don't appear
doesn't mean i didn't meet ya just I got ya next feature
but can't forget Selena. Riche B the street teamer
extraordinaire plus Kelly Richards what a pair.
A picture perfect couple check the photo credits
shouts to Kat Taylor made the band look photogenic.
What up to my brethren, Spiritual Rez an
the Band Fear Nuttin plus you know I'm Problemaddict.
from green House bashes to down south traveling
with GFE, Emergency Service yo what's happening.
You all feel like family especially round Tammany
to Bobby and Anita, Tor, Renee and Jackie.
This touring wouldn't happen without a few ladies
thanks Elizabeth and Kisha, Brittany, Stephanie, Amelia
and last up is Kelly above and beyond
getting her merch on, Spencer and carson
we've come along way but at the end of the day
this is all for the youth bid adieu to the babes
lil Logan Jade and Ocea making waves
Ajika and Samara, Jahian, Naomi and Iyana
I wanna send it off with we love ya all dearly
till we get top billing we will keep on building.
Dream fulfilling and the lord willing
there's a lot more to come rise up if ya feel me
ya feel me?
Track Name: Shine I
Shine I

Chorus
Shine I girl we bring you music to make you feel right
We have to keep it tight now
Gotta keep it movin cause you know I need your love in my life
We have to do it right now
Never met a girl like you
What am I supposed to do
One thing I know that's true (will you love me again?)
This will put you in the mood
We can break a couple rules
Maybe have a drink or two
Really can't force it baby girl so now the choice is on you.

1st Verse – Force
I'm a little bit this an that,
tryin to see where your head is at
Keep on giving reasons
we'll be leaving 'fore your man gets back
Why ya wanna stay with him?
We can get it on with the rest of my friends
And the rest all depends on how interesting
this conversation we in can get.
“Little miss such an such”
thought I didn't notice but I love how you strut
And it must have been luck
cause this party wasn't much till this girl showed up
This is what I told her.
“Excuse me, usually don't do the things that I'm doin
But you in the corner on a level that's moving me.
I know it's rude but I'm foolishly smitten this is my third degree
Hi my name is Force.
Hopefully you done heard of me.
If not I'm a hip hop junkie.
The type in the front when the bass start thumpin
I know it ain't my show but i gotta say somethin.
If you can deal with then baby girl you're comin."

Chorus

2nd Verse – Force
Now that we're introduced
let's make a move to the back of the room
This interlude that's away from the crew
is a way to renew my relations with you
Here's the truth in the mood for a muse
and i find it amusing that you're who I'm choosin
No illusions I'm done with the ruse
and you remember in school I was way into you
An you dated some dudes who were majorly cruel
And I hated to swoon or be played like a fool
I was takin it cool to the day you were through
And this right here's like deja vu
Who'd a knew that we'd meet twice
And I'm still surprised cause I fantasized
So many times bout you and I
Can't deny this here's a sign

Prechorus - Ras Jahn
So keep on shining right
Our love's in Jah Jah sight
No one can take your place
Not in this house tonight

Chorus

Bridge – Ian I

I remember the days when u were a question -
will you love me again?

Restless nights of pain and heart depression -
but now i'm gonna love u again

I went through the stress of your confusion -
would u love me again?

Now we're strong baby girl in our love relation -
and now i'm gonna love u again oh yeah

Chorus

3rd Verse – Force
I know ma, your options are limited
This right here's for our mutual benefit
Been convinced ever since I don't need evidence
Knew you were heaven sent when our eyes first met.
It's a perfect chance we can dip
Got my hands on your hips and I'm losing my grip
We can move to the whip maybe cruise for a bit
Cause who's gonna miss me and you this quick?
Take a trip get a glimpse of the moonlight
Assume cause I'm used to the limelight I'm not quiet
I'm the type you ain't met yet. Best bet
Accept this invitation. hesitation dead that
Back to the lab now after the show.
Hope that ya know that I mastered the flow
Don't be opposed if I ask you to go
The only reason I even approached.

Chorus
Track Name: Don't Leave
Don't Leave

Chorus – Ras Jahn
Burden down with sorrow
Hold on till tomorrow
Some feelings just can't wait
No time to hesitiate
Don't leave, don't leave,
don't leave, girl don't leave


1st Verse - Force

In this midnight nation of ours chase stars

In hopes to stay close to the light in the dark.

Like I'm Lost, I found Others in time
I saw
Ya (yer) and I hate
How we can't communicate (Kate)

Had Jack and never let it hold me back

But the fact of the matter is this is disastrous

Our passion is turning to crashing and burning

Words ain't working and that's disconcerting

The curtains sheer, so it seems so clear

My home isn't whole and you hold it there in your hands
Had plans to renovate

But it takes time to change and you can't wait.

Face to face with fate and uncertain stakes

Can't blow like Kurtis heard these are the breaks

Lights, action, cameras captivate

Still take my breath hostage,
I saw your face in the crowd
Now that we're back here

I'm backwards turned round background is

My fears brought tears and I couldn't reveal it

Concealing your hearts so hard appearances deceive

Believe me I know what I am.

In demand constantly can't calm it down

Compound that with the fact I can't relax

Can't grasp why you'd ever wanna deal with that

In the back of my mind I'm wonderin why try

With my IQ knew it's foolish to fantasize

Too tied up with enough to set aside

Like Erykah Ba I guess next life time is ours
Play with the cards you're dealt with

Odds ain't even and I'm seemin so selfish

I scream don't leave, don't bounce don't stroll

I won't take no. hold I can't let it go.


Chorus


2nd Verse – Ian I
Not really sure what to say,
don't really know what to do 
You re making me feel so many ways,
not sure which one is you 
Caught up in a chain reaction,
attraction with dissatisfaction
I only got Jah strength to lean on,
so if you wanna love me then you got to be strong  
A moment in time come to make the connection
I never want experience like this to end on a controversy
These things are hurtin me 
Gotta peace out to appease community
I'm living by a mountain of love jah jah rumble through 
Has given me the strength to heal from the tumble u given me 
I didn't want to really leave but I give thanks for my own livity

Chorus
Track Name: Elements
Elements

Chorus - Ian I
Come together
Elements of the mind to make your time musically wise
Elements of the soul to make you whole
Turn your lead to gold
Your heart to glow so powerful
Make a dark heart glow

1st Verse - Ian I
When we coming in with prayer
In confidence yo there's no need to show off
Changing your heart and mind from negativity
I know it a go rub off
It is in the mix of music that comes together
That's how we get greater
And any style we bring with love, the soul
I know it nah go sell off
Ingredients that we put in our music
Like Ital stew, thyme, coconut, turnip
Blending up the spliff with the haze we burn it
From the elder rasta to the hip-hop lover
Classical bass and roots-hop singer
Drum them a swing yes he's the bricklayer
Keyboards from space

Chorus - Ian I

2nd verse - Force
Look past the flowery speech
Here’s the essence of the message elementary themes
Love, loss, and all in between don’t call it a dream
More like a calling it seems
The call and response at concerts commonly seen
Ain’t just a scene more like a movement of freedom
Food for the needy, healing for the body and soul
Powers combine to shine for your eyes to behold
Yo, tell em it’s a testament intelligent embellishments
A tell tale sign we in our elements
Can tell that we’re developing the evidence is prevalent
Tell the world dead all comparisons
We play to win, they placate the kids
Contemplate a way to fill our plates so raise your fists
If you feel like it’s time to stop settling
Turn negative to positive. gotta let it settle in.

2nd Chorus - Ras Jahn
This is a little version now
Sweet inspiration now
Alchemystics now
Come to show you how

3rd verse - Force
All alone in the lab mad scientist with pens and a pad
Put final touches on productions, resurrecting a jam.
The Doctor Frankenstein of rhymes, my assistant the band.
Ego or heartache are supplied in demand.
You must understand these elements combined at a glance
Appear monstrous  but harboring the soul of a man.
So conscious, confidence is only a mask
Stay haunted, horrifically novel impacts.
Lightning flash, my life laid bare on the slab
Spare parts of my thoughts carved to author a track.
Sew back mismatched, lace the bass with my past
And dig up graves of misbehaviors still unable to grasp.
Such contrasting passions the heart of that
Six souls, sick sixteens what i add
With scraps of fabrications based on fact
Syntax soaked in sin and innocence.
Experiments in sensory reanimation
Entire generations raised on our statements.
Define innovation, cry to the heavens "it's alive" our creations
Electrify crowds till the townsfolk chasing.
Lord all this time wasted is making me paint all these
Amazingly vivid descriptions
Rap science fiction, rhythmic elixirs, pure Alchemystics

2nd Chorus

Chorus

2nd Chorus
Track Name: We Can Overcome
We Can Overcome

Chorus - Ras Jahn / Ian I
when will it end? oh lord
never gonna see us fall, never no
love some more and
we can overcome it all
but when will it end? oh lord
never gonna see us fall, no
not in this time as we coming with the rhymes now

1st Verse - Ian I
I man know that in time
we can come back to the light
and all of their evilous thoughts
will go down in a fire so bright
and all their wars and illusions
them division is system confusion
so if you wanna live your life
we can do it but some things will have to change now

Chorus

2nd verse - Force
This is your moment take it most of your time is wasted
on diamond rings, finer things  and a gaudy bracelet
or lord I gotta make it I was raised to praise
so every day I fill a page with phrases every word I say is sacred
and this world is glaciers in the race no one can save ya
face to face with the reality it’s human nature
my whole crew’s equators hottest things around the globe
impossible to stop us. Watch us as we rock a show.

Chorus

Bridge - Ras Jahn
corruption so high, you can't get over it
corruption so low, you can't get under it
corruption so wide, can't get around it
corruption so deep, you'll never get through it no

Chorus