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Fly Rasta (2014)

Basic Info:

  • Album Title: Fly Rasta
  • Album Artist: Ziggy Marley
  • Genre(s): Reggae
  • Formats: CD, Digital Download, Streaming
  • Featured Guests: U-Roy, Beezy Coleman, Cedella Marley
  • Awards: GRAMMY for “Best Reggae Album”
  • Record Label: Tuff Gong Worldwide
  • Release Date: April 15, 2014

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Tracks + Lyrics:

1. I Don't Wanna Live On Mars

I don’t wanna live on Mars
I don’t wanna drive space cars
I just wanna be with you
And do the things we do
Don’t want to escape to the moon
Even if the world went boom
I just want to be with you
And do the right things to you

You give me everything I need
You’re my garden, you’re my breeze
Let me get down, and thank you please
Hey, let me lay here for a while
‘Cause you’re beauty makes me high
If you cry then I will cry, yeah
Let me make one thing clear
Nothing can compare
Your love is the blue sky
Your love is a butterfly

I don’t want to live on Mars
I don’t want to drive space cars
I just want to be with you
And do the things we do
Don’t want to escape to the moon
Even if the world went boom
I just want to be with you
And do the right things to you

Oh, good karma you’re my queen
Precious things my eyes have seen
Sweetest place I’ve ever been
You make me feel just like a king
I’ll never leave you for that girl
Oh, my darling you’re my world
That witch called winter is so mean
Summers that I’ve never seen
They say I’m love crazy, love crazy, yeah

I don’t want to live on Mars
I don’t want to drive space cars
I just want to be with you
And do the things we do
Don’t want to escape to the moon
Even if the world went boom
I just want to be with you
And do the right things to you

Yeah
Can’t take the heat, turn down the fire
Can’t swim, don’t tempt the waters
Believe what you want, this is my point of view
I wanna be cool, so let me get through to you

I don’t want to live on Mars
I don’t want to drive space cars
I just want to be with you
And do the things we do
Don’t want to escape to the moon
Even if the world went boom
I just want to be with you
And do the right things to you

I don’t want to live on Mars
I don’t want to drive space cars
I just want to be with you
And do the things we do
Don’t want to escape to the moon
Even if the world went boom
I just want to be with you
And do the right things to you

2. Fly Rasta

Now this is Daddy U-Roy
Upside the man called Ziggy Marley
What the musical sound say

Fly Rasta (fly Rasta)
Fly Rasta (fly Rasta)
Dreader than dread (fly Rasta)
(Natty got to hold up you head)
Redder than red (fly Rasta)
(Say Natty rougher than rough)

Take that vow of separation onto the Lord
Drink no strong drink, see no dead
And all the days of your vow of separation
No razor shall come upon your head

Oh fly Rasta (fly Rasta)
(Mighty King Selassie)
Fly Rasta (fly Rasta)
(So we say)
Rooter than root (fly Rasta)
(Natty ever speak the truth)
Truther than truth (fly Rasta)
(Almighty Jah Jah)

Now there’s an evil which we’ve seen under the sun
And it is common among men
For what have the fool more than the wise
Man can’t live alone on bread
(No way as I would say)
Delight in the laws of Jah Jah
(On to the Most High Jah)
And on Jah meditate day and night
(Liveth and reigneth in the hearts of every man I-tinually)
Like the tree planted by water
(I say back off with your ism, skism and your folly)
Who’s leaves never wither

Oh, fly Rasta (fly Rasta)
Now fly Rasta (fly Rasta)
Dreader than dread (fly Rasta)
(So Natty redder than red yow)
Oh it redder than red (fly Rasta)
(Give thanks and praise each and every day)

But I say blessed is the man
That walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly
Nor standeth in the way of sinners, like I would say

Take the vow of separation
(And all the days of your vows)
Let no razor come up on your head
Flash your Natty dread! Fly Natty Dread!

Fly Rasta (Fly Rasta)
Fly Rasta, now fly Rasta (Fly Rasta)
Now it red (Natty ever speak the truth yow)
Lawd it redder than red (Natty don’t tell no lie)
Now fly Rasta (Natty redder than red yow)
Oh, fly Rasta (Run weh Babylon, tell it to dem)
Root is of the root (Say Natty redder than red yow)
Now the truth is of the truth
(Say Natty heavier than led)

3. Lighthouse

Hey sister, the emotions have gone cold
And a part of me is missing
Where the rivers used to flow
Hey mother, I know you must be sad
To see the things are happening
I’ll fix it if I can

I’m holding up the fire
Lighting up the sky
Like a lighthouse on the ocean
Bring you home alright
I’m holding up the fire (holding up the fire)
Lighting up the sky (lighting up the sky)
Like a lighthouse on the ocean
Bring you home alright

Hey brother, some things never change
Caesar’s always Caesar, and night comes into day
Hey father (hey father) they sold you like a slave
To a world that takes everything
And gives nothing away
Hey! I’m holding up the fire
Lighting up the sky
Like a lighthouse on the ocean
Bring you home alright
I’m holding up the fire (holding up the fire)
Lighting up the sky (lighting up the sky)
Like a lighthouse on the ocean
Bring you home alright

Yeah, I’m holding up the fire
Lighting up the sky
Like a lighthouse on the ocean
Bring you home alright
I’m holding up the fire (holding up the fire)
Lighting up the sky (lighting up the sky)
Like a lighthouse on the ocean
I’ll bring you home alright
Holding up the fire
I’m lighting up the sky
Like a lighthouse on the ocean
I bring your home alright

Holding up the fire (holding up the fire)
I’m lighting up the sky (lighting up the sky)
Like a lighthouse on the ocean
I bring your home alright

I’m holding up the fire (holding up the fire)
I’m lighting up the sky (lighting up the sky)
Like a lighthouse on the ocean
I bring your home alright

I bring your home!
I’m holding up the fire!
Ooh, one love

4. Sunshine

Sunshine, oh sunshine
Life can have its cloudy days
It doesn’t mean you’ve lost your way
And on this ride we’ve got to hold on
Heaven do whatever you can

Sunshine, I see you shining again
(Oh sunshine) Shine for me
Sunshine, I see you smiling again
(Oh sunshine) Smile for me
Sunshine, I’ll fight until
(Oh sunshine) You shine for me
Sunshine, oh sunshine

Sometimes I walk, sometimes I fly
Finding a way to the other side
Who doesn’t pay for their mistakes
Jah love can never be replaced

Yeah, sunshine I see you shining again
(Oh sunshine) Shine for me
Sunshine, I see you smiling again
(Oh sunshine) Smile for me
Sunshine, I’m a crying sin
(Oh sunshine) Come-a shine for me
Sunshine, oh sunshine

Through your eyes I’ll appear
Still hopeful as you left me here
Open the doors of your heart
Return the love that was lost
The night is almost over
The day is almost here
Let the light of your face
Replace the darkness of my tears

Sunshine (oh sunshine)
I’m still surviving
Working tables turns and winds change
(Oh sunshine)

Yeah! Sunshine (oh sunshine)
I know you’re out there somewhere
‘Cause Miss Misty Morning just can’t stay
(Oh sunshine)
Sunshine, I see you shining again
Come shine for me
Sunshine, I see you smiling again
Won’t you smile for me
Sunshine, I see you shining again
Shine for me
Sunshine, oh sunshine

5. Moving Forward (ft. Beezy Coleman

The human experiment comes with pain
And through it all you got to live again
From the day that I was born
Yesterday was already gone
It’s not easy so I can’t pretend
Those who are angels were once my friends
I don’t wanna stay with the evil I know
I don’t wanna keep my enemies close

I’m moving forward
I’m moving forward
The pain make me stronger
Can’t stop me no longer
Yeah, yeah, yeah

I’m moving forward
I’m moving forward
The hurt make me stronger
Can’t stop me no longer

Sometimes it seems impossible
The obstacles that we must climb
Adversity is my ally
Even though she makes me cry

I’m moving forward
I’m moving forward
The pain makes me stronger
Can’t stop me no longer
Yeah, yeah, yeah

I’m moving forward
I’m moving forward
The hurt make me stronger
Can’t stop me no longer

I’m moving forward
I’m moving forward
The pain make me stronger
Can’t stop me no longer
Yeah, yeah, yeah

I’m moving forward
I’m moving forward
The hurt makes me stronger
Can’t stop me no longer

I’m moving forward
I’m moving forward
The pain makes me stronger
Can’t stop me no longer
Yeah, yeah, yeah

I’m moving forward
I’m moving forward
The hurt makes me stronger
Can’t stop me no longer

6. You

When my heart was lonely, into pieces
I went looking with the sunshine, on the beaches
All my riches, couldn’t save I if I needed
Love was so close to I, yes I was mystified
There was so much more, I need to know, whoa, oh
Like a lost memory

I found you (you)
I found you (you)
I found you (you)
And I found you (you)
And I found you, yeah

The waves crashed into me
Like a ship at sea
I was caught in a hurricane
Faced with my own regrets, I took a breath
While waiting for angels
Who’ve lost their way

I found you (you)
I found you (you)
So I found you (you)
I found you (you)
There I found you

Takes the salt from my face
Put some honey in my tea, yes
‘Cause it’s the love I didn’t see
That loves the most, whoa, whoa

I found you (I found you)
I found you (I found you)
I found you (I found you)
And I found you (I found you)
Hey, I found you (I found you)
Say, I found you (I found you)
Yeah, I found you (I found you)
And I found you (I found you)
And I found you, yeah

Planted the seeds, now it grows
Open the windows to my soul
Now the other half can be told
Like a lost history
You, you, you..

And I found you, yeah

7. So Many Rising

Some will not remember
Most will never know
What life was like before the new world
Grass was clean, the air was pure
Spies weren’t standing inside your doors
Teardrops fall on my shoes
Is there no time to be amused
Poor are crying to be heard
I’m crying for the world

Society my friend, so many choices
So many devices, so many voices
Many are confused, many are refused
So many abuse, so many rising
So many rising, so many rising

Ignorant behaviour
Your strength becomes your weakness
Who will be above the fray
When the fray is getting higher every day

Society my friend, so many choices
So many devices, so many voices
Many are confused, many are refused
So many abuse, so many rising
So many rising, so many rising
So many rising

The shepherds are wolves protecting their goods
And money is mightier than the pen
Greed will always take whatever it can
Maybe it must break before it bends

Some will not remember, some will never know
What life was like before the new world
The grass was clean, the air was pure
Spies weren’t standing inside your doors
Teardrops fall on my shoes
Is there no time to be amused
Poor are crying to be heard
I’m crying for the world

Society my friend, so many choices
So many devices, so many voices
Many are confused, many are refused
So many abuse, so many rising
So many rising, so many rising
So many rising, so many are rising
So many rising, so many rising
So many are rising, so many rising

8. I Get Up (ft. Cedella Marley)

I get up, I get up, every day

Got to take a lift
For still we must endure
The trials that we face
Oh, the war that we know
Patience give us virtue
For the seeds we must sow

I get up, I get up, every day
I get up, I get up, anyway

See the light today
Hey, you know we got to find a way
We been through a lot of shift
Baby the race isn’t for the swift
So smile with the sunrise
There’s a lot of life to live

I get up, I get up, every day
I get up, I get up, anyway

I’ve been to the dark place
Surviving the hate
It tries to bring you down
Oh, the world is just that way
And through the noise a whisper
Arise and awake (rise, rise, rise)

I get up now, I get up now, every day
I get up, I get up, anyway

When all the doors are closed
There’s only one thing to do
It always makes it hard,
Sometimes you’ve got to break the rules
And no one else can walk
In your shoes

I get up, I get up, every day
Say, I get up, now I get up, anyway

Yes, I get up, yes, I get up, every day
I get up, I get up, anyway

And I get up, I get up, every day
I get up, now I get up, anyway

9. You Are My Yoko

You’re my Yoko,
You’re my Yoko, Ono

You’re my beauty queen
You’re my fashion scene
Baby be my muse
I’m the one to choose
Take me on that ride
Wave the milky way goodbye
You give me good vibration
Oh, you’re sweet inspiration

Ya my Yoko, ya my Yoko Ono
Ya my Yoko, ya my Yoko Ono
You’re my love machine

End the wars and find the peace
Making love wrapped in the sheets
While those preachers they preach
The art of life we lead
So the freedom that we feel
Together we will stay
When will the world see things our way

Ya my Yoko, baby, ya my Yoko Ono
Ya my Yoko, come on, ya my Yoko Ono

The boys will be sad
Remembering the good times that we had
The girls will be mad
(Ziggy we don’t have what we used to have)
When it’s time to groove
Can’t be waiting on tomorrow, oh no
So let the music play
(Hey, we’ll find ourselves in the melody)

Ya my Yoko, ya my Yoko Ono
Ya my Yoko, ya my Yoko Ono

Ya my Yoko, let’s go, ya my Yoko Ono
Ya my Yoko, ya my Yoko Ono

10. Give It Away
You can hide it deep inside
And don’t speak a word of it
And you can play the fool
And say you’ve never heard of it, oh no
Hold on tight, you can try
Though you’ll wind up losing every time, ay!

Only if we give it away
Can love be love
Only if we give it away
Can love be love – yeah

Had it locked up in a box
So it’d never get away from you, oh no
And you held on so tight
‘Cause of what you were afraid to do, oh yeah
Count your coins, pour your wine
Don’t you end up lonely time after time

Only if we give it away
Can love be love
Tell you – only if we give it away
Can love be love – yeah

Now give it away (give it away)
Now give it away (give it away)
Now give it away (give it away, away)
Now give it away (give it away)
Hey, hey (give it away)
Now give it away (give it away, away) alright

There’s not a man alive
Who can stand up and walk away from it, oh no
In fact I even knew some men
Who think that they can pay for it, oh oh no
That’s not real, it’s a lie
So they end up crying time after time, oh

Only if we give it away
Only if we give
(Can love be love)
Only if we give it away
Look it there
Only if we give it away
Can love be love

I say only if we give it away
Can love be love, be love, be love, yes
Only if we give it away
Can love be love

Now give it away (give it away)
Now give it away (give it away)
Now give it away (give it away, away)
Now give it away (give it away)
Now give it away (give it away)
Now give it away (give it away, away)

I’m gonna give it away (give it away)
I’m gonna give it away (give it away)
I’m gonna give it away (give it away, away)
I’m gonna give it away, yeah

Only if we give it away
Can love be love, yeah
Now give it away

 

Album Credits:

Vocals

Ziggy Marley, Cedella Marley, Sharon Marley, Rica Newell, Tracy Hazzard, Ian “Beezy” Coleman, Vincent Brantley, Sean Dancy, Tim Fowlles

Musicians

Ziggy Marley, Stephen Ferrone, Brian Macleod, James Gadson, Rock Deadrick, Dave Wilder, Abraham Laboriel, Guy Eerez, and Paul Stennet, Zac Rae, Mike Hyde, George Hughes, David Palmer, And Brian Lebarton, Lyle Workman, Takeshi Akimoto, Ian “Beezy” Coleman, Rock Deadrick, Randy Gloss, Taku Hirano, Ronobir Lahiri, Todd Simon, Geoff Gallegoi, Fabio Santana,Tracy Wannomae

String Arrangement

Liam Mccormick

Background Vocals Arrangement

Cedella Marley

Engineering

Isha Erskine, Jared Hirshland

Mixing

Andrew Scheps

Mastering

Dave Cooley

Recorded At

Barefoot Studio, The Village Recorder

Excecutive Producer

Orly Marley

Production Manager

Matt Solodky

Production Assistant

Michelle Rodriguez

Album Art & Layout

Souther Salazar

Art Direction

Neville Garrick

Songwriting

all songs written by david marley (Ishti Music/Global Music Rights) except:
“Give It Away” written By Jacob Luttrell, Geoffrey Early and David Marley
“Lighthouse” written by David Marley and Sam Martin

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