Leaving Babylon

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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

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from Spread Hope, released May 23, 2011

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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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