Spread Hope

by The Alchemystics

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1.
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?
2.
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 ....
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4.
03:47
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.



5.
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
6.
03:56
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
7.
04:18
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
8.
03:38
9.
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
10.
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
11.
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
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02:31
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?
13.
04:47
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
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05:29
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
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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
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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

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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 Northampton, Massachusetts

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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