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Ziggy Marley (2016)

Basic Info:

  • Album Title: Ziggy Marley
  • Album Artist: Ziggy Marley
  • Genre(s): Reggae
  • Formats: Vinyl (LP), Digital Download, Streaming
  • Featured Guests: Stephen Marley
  • Record Label: Tuff Gong Worldwide
  • Release Date: May 20, 2016

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Tracks + Lyrics:

1. Start It Up
(Start it up)

Be the revolution
Front the evolution
Love’s the contribution, sing
(Start it up)
Heal the wounded warriors
Raise us to victorious
(Start it up)
Be the one who leads us
Right from wrong will be just
All we need is your trust
(Start it up)
Start it up, yeah, yeah

Like a lion in the morning sun
You can live like a champion
Save the world we live in
Burn down the walls of our skin
We will rise from the ashes again
Yeah-eh, yeah

(Start it up)
Be the revolution
Front the evolution
Love’s the contribution, sing
(Start it up)
Heal the wounded warriors
Raise us to victorious
(Start it up)
Be the one who leads us
Right from wrong will be just
All we need is your trust
(Start it up)
Hey, I start it up, listen now

When the politician take all our rights
And they shake us all down with their might
When government can shoot
Down on defenceless youth
You can see people’s marches unite

(Start it up)
Be the revolution
Front the evolution
Love’s the contribution, sing
(Start it up)
Heal the wounded warriors
Raise us to victorious
(Start it up)
Be the one who leads us
Right from wrong will be just
All we need is your trust
(Start it up) Oh, oh

It don’t take a blind man to see
Where the world is headed
It won’t take a wise man to know
That our Earth is threatened (no, no, no)
There is no future to seek
If we don’t come together
Love is the chance that we take
And the answer forever
Yeah, sing it with me now

Start it up, start it up, start it up
Start it up
Love’s your contribution, give it

Like a lion in the morning sun
You can live like a champion
Now, save the world we live in
Burn down the walls of our skin
We can rise from the ashes again, yeah

(Start it up)
Be the revolution
Front the evolution
Love’s the contribution, sing
(Start it up)
Heal the wounded warriors
Raise us to victorious
(Start it up)
Be the one who leads us
Right from wrong will be just
All we need is your trust
(Start it up)
Be the revolution
Love’s the contribution

Somebody start it up
Who’s gonna start it up?
Who’s gonna start it up?
What we gonna do now
(Start it up)

2. Better Together
So much better when we’re together

So much better when we’re together

I don’t know what happened on the way
(Oo-ooo hey, oo-ooo hey)
How did we not learn from the mistakes
(Oo-ooo hey, oo-ooo hey) Oh baby

Yes, I must stand up, will you come with me
If I fall down, you can take the lead
I know you’re tired, I know you’re weary
I know the ways of the world can be scary

I know it’s so much better when we’re together
You and I
I know it’s so much better when we’re together
Yeah

Now we’ve all been there before (oh yeah)
Even side of the wall (oh yeah)
We want to watch it fall (oh yeah)
She want to watch it, he want to watch it

Lift your hands up and put your weapons down
(Oo-ooo hey, oo-ooo hey) Put them down now
And we all know what makes the world go ’round
(Oo-ooo hey, oo-ooo hey) Around, around

Now there’s a reason for every trials
And we’ll need each other for survival
Yes, I’m tired, I’m a little weary
All the ways of Babylon, is so crazy

But it’s so much better when we’re together
Yes, it is now
And that it’s so much better when we’re together

‘Cause we’ve all been there before (oh yeah)
No matter which side of the wall (oh yeah)
We wanna watch it fall (oh yeah)
He want to watch it, she want to watch it

‘Cause we’re so much (better when we’re together)
Oh my, my, my, my, my, my, my, my
Yeh-eh, yeah-eh

I don’t know what happened on the way
(Oo-ooo hey, oo-ooo hey) Listen time, tell me now
How did we not learn from our mistakes
(Oo-ooo hey, oo-ooo hey) Oh now, yes

Well, I must stand up and you come with me
And we don’t fall down, we get up out the seats
I know we’re tired, I know we’re weary
I know the ways of the world can be scary

I know it’s so much better when we’re together
It’s so much better when we’re together
You and I, hey

(So much..) The sun is shining brighter today
(Better when we’re together) Since you came my way
The sky’s more blue, yeah

(So much..) Yesterday my glass was half empty
(Better when we’re together) Today’s half full
Whoa I

(So much..) And I know, I know, I know, I know
(Better when we’re together) I know, I know, I know
We can’t go on, not living in wrong
Yes, we can

(So much..) We’re so much better
(Better when we’re together)
When we get together (oh yeah)
When we get together (oh yeah)
(So much..) When we get together (oh yeah)
(Better when we’re together)
Me and you together (oh yeah)
I know, I know, I know, I know
Oh, I (so much)

3. Amen
Verily I say amen, amen. Verily I say amen, amen.

Who will profit without shame, those who profit from human pain.
Now let peace be your profit, and let love be your saint.
To keep the monsters’ belly filled, many of my people are killed.
There is a thirst that must be quenched, for the hearts of the broken.

Verily I say amen, amen. verily I say amen, amen.

How much is that black soul? How deep is that black hole?
Don’t let money be your master, freedom for the modern slave.
I’m giving out the thorn with the rose, oh let all the people bemoan.
It feels like the end of the days, oh my God the devil will pay.

Verily I say, I’m building bridges. Amen, amen.
Verily I say, let Noah build the ark. Amen, amen.
Verily I say, bring the people together. Amen, amen.
Verily I say, thats what I’m living for. Amen, amen.

By the still waters we lay; in the green grass we play.
It cost to keep this world afraid, a price that we just cant pay.
To keep the monsters from the gates, we gonna pull together.
For the suffering to be saved, hey, we gonna to pull together!

Verily I say, time is now. Amen, amen.
Verily I say, it has begun. Amen, amen.
Verily I say and here I come.
Verily I say, I’m the first born son. Amen, amen.

4. Love Is A Rebel
She’s a rebel, a rebel

She said, “What do you believe in?
Are you like the ones who come and go?
Well, you just keep on dreaming
‘Cause I need something more”
Her fire needs some oxygen
I can give her what she want
I can give her what she want

Love is a rebel, love is a rebel
And she walks through the door
Love is a rebel, love is a rebel
That’s what she’s looking for
Love is a rebel, love is a rebel
Too much drunks at the bar
Love is a rebel, love is a rebel
That’s what she’s looking for
Love need a rebel ’cause love is a rebel

She’s a rebel, a rebel
She’s a rebel, a rebel

She said, “How can I begin to say
What have you been living for?” yeah
She need the good stuff right away
And I let the seedlings grow
Oh, she desires satisfaction
I can give her what she want
Yeah, I’ll give her what she want

Love is a rebel, love is a rebel
Now, she walks through the door
Love is rebel, love is a rebel
That’s what she’s looking for, right now
Love is a rebel, love is a rebel
Too much money in the discord
Love is a rebel, love is a rebel
Too much gangsters on the block
Love needs a rebel ’cause love is a rebel

We’re fighting against spiritual oppression
And society’s perceptions
Let me give you my soul and affection
Let me give you the time and attention
For I already know she don’t want to take it slow

Love is a rebel, love is a rebel
From she walked through the door, I knew
Love is a rebel, love is a rebel
That’s what she’s looking for, night and day
Love is a rebel, love is a rebel
Too much players on the floor
Love is a rebel, love is a rebel
That’s what she’s looking for, oh yeah

Love need a rebel, love
Now, when she walked through the door (she’s a rebel, a rebel)
Love is a rebel, love is a rebel
That’s what she’s looking for (she’s a rebel, a rebel)
Love is a rebel, love is a rebel
Too much money in discord
Love need a rebel, ’cause love is a rebel
Too much gangsters on the block, oh yeah
Love need a rebel ’cause love is a rebel

5. Weekend's Long
I found a place where the weekend’s long
Don’t check no luggage just carry on

Why should you laugh instead of cry
Why should you live instead of die
I’ll be your reason

It’s ok go on and give me a try
Walk with your head way up above the sky
I’ll be your reason yeah

Don’t be afraid for what is to come
It’s been too long since that bell was rung
Ooh yeah i’ll be the reason yea

Why you should even have a little faith
Why you should grow and cultivate
I’ll be your reason yeah

I found a place where the weekend’s long found a place
Don’t check no luggage just carry on all night long
Leave the sorrows indoctrinated
Cause now you’ve been emancipated

Say come on it couldn’t be a sin
Maybe your god could see the heart of things
And i’ll be your reason

Sometimes you need some time to play
You think you lost but you just found your way
Ooh yeah i’ll be your reason come on now

I found a place where the weekend’s long found a place
Don’t check no luggage just carry on all night long
Leave your sorrows indoctrinated
Cause now you’ve been emancipated

What you believe in isn’t what you thought
Oh my love i wouldn’t break your heart
I’ll be your reason
Pick you up at four four five
Keeping hope and dream alive
Ooh yes i’ll be your reason yeah

Are you ready for the time of your life hey we gonna live it up
And everything’s gonna be more than alright you know we never giving up
Are you ready for the time of your life hey we gonna live it up
And everything’s gonna be more than alright you know we never giving up

I found a place where the weekend’s long,
Don’t check no luggage just carry on
Leave the sorrows indoctrinated, cause now we are emancipated

I found a place where the weekend’s long found a place
Don’t check your luggage just carry on all night long
Leave the sorrows indoctrinated cause now you are emancipated

I found a place where the weekend’s long found a place
Don’t check no luggage just carry on
Leave the sorrows indoctrinated
Cause now you’ve been emancipated

I found a place where the weekend’s long found a place
Don’t check no luggage just carry on
Leave the sorrows indoctrinated
Cause now you’ve been emancipated

I found a place where the weekend’s long found a place
Don’t check no luggage just carry on

6. Heaven Can't Take It (w/Stephen Marley)
Heaven can’t take it no more
Heaven can’t take it no more
Heaven can’t take it no more
Heaven can’t take it no more
No more, no more, no more

They’re killing for money
They’re killing for power
They’re killing for religion
They’re killing for colour
Some say they’re killing for peace
But the wars won’t cease
When everyone one is wrong
No matter what kind of bomb, yeah

Heaven can’t take it no more
Heaven can’t take it no more
Heaven can’t take it no more
Heaven can’t take it no more
No more, no more, no more

You see, the grief is all the same
And the pain is like a chain
When rage is what remains
Then who are you to blame?
Let’s stand up for the children
The motherless and fatherless
The world is just a mirror
Take a look upon yourselves

‘Cause heaven can’t take it no more
Heaven can’t take it no more
No, heaven can’t take it no more
And heaven can’t take it no more
No more, no more, no more

Now let’s lift up all humanity
There’s been too much tragedy
We can give each other love and respect
Now let’s change our reality, ’cause

‘Cause heaven can’t take it no more
No more, no more
Heaven can’t take it no more
Heaven can’t take it no more
(Zion train is coming our way)
Heaven can’t take it
Heaven can’t take it no more
(Soul train is coming our way)
Heaven can’t take it
‘Cause heaven can’t take it no more
(Zion train is coming our way)
Heaven can’t take it
No, heaven can’t take it no more
(Soul train is coming our way)
Heaven can’t take it
Say, heaven can’t take it no more

(Zion train is)
A mother with her wolves
(Zion train is)
A child without a home
(Soul train is coming our way)
Refugees of war

A mother with her wolves
A child without a home
The refugees of war

7. Ceceil
Yeah

Won’t you try to be loving, Ceceil
Won’t you try to be loving, Ceceil
Won’t you try to be loving, Ceceil
Won’t you try to be loving, come here

When will war be the answer
To what you’re looking for?
I can tell ya, no
It’s deja-vu once again
It’s the same old thing
Stop fussing and fighting, yeah
The truth is we’re hurting
Can’t you see it’s not working
For me or you, for me or you
It’s getting hard to unwind
In these modern times
You’ve got to free your mind
You’ve got to free your mind

Won’t you try to be loving, Ceceil – hey
Won’t you try to be loving, Ceceil, yeah, come
Won’t you try to be loving, Ceceil – do it
Now won’t you try to be loving, come here

Now my friend the dove
Oh, freed from its cage
Come on and celebrate
Let’s have a holiday
I treat ya good
And ya treat me right
Coming out of the darkness
Gettin’ into the light
Now I leave my pride
And your loftiness
Said we take it off
Until there’s nothing left
Well, I present my face
To your inner and outer space
You don’t have to hide your face
It’s not a human disgrace

Won’t you try to be loving

And we can be together
Sometime and by the weather
Bathing on the Caribbean Sea
Yo peace and harmony
That’s what you mean to me
And that’s the way we should be
No, don’t forget your past
But we’re back at last
And now it’s what we lead
So much to live for
No need to die and kill for
What I believe

Hey, won’t you try to be loving, Ceceil
Yeah, come on
Come on and try to be loving, come here

8. I'm Not Made Of Stone
Sad, the things I see make me so sad
And you wonder why I’m mad
Why should you and I keep on fighting
When we can share what gives us life?
Cry, every drop is worth the pain
Can’t have the crop without the rain
And the sunshine
Listen to what your soul has to say
Meditate just once a day
Fly, travel to places you’ve never been
Absorb yourself in everything, oh yeah

It’s so dark, in truth, I can’t believe it’s you (no, I can’t)
And complicated minds can’t see the simple view (the world could be nice)
And if your god was you, would he be like you?
So, oh, my blues, please take off your shoes, yeah

Sad, the things I see make me so sad
And you wonder why I’m mad
Why should you and I keep on fighting
When we can share what gives us life? (Why?)
Cry, every drop is worth the pain
Can’t have the crop without the rain
And the sunshine
Pray, listen to what your soul has to say
Meditate, now, once a day (pray)
Fly, travel to places you’ve never been
Absorb yourself in everything
Yeah

And every day you find a new way to learn the same things (the one and all)
There’s only one way out, but many ways to go in (so watch your fall)
So shall the day when you, after the summer’s come
And, oh, bad news, please take off your shoes
Before you come through my door

Come through my door, don’t come through my window
My dream isn’t far away, she’s coming home
I’m not made of stone

Sad, the things I see make me so sad
And you wonder why I’m mad (mad)
Why, why should you and I keep on fighting
When we can share what gives us life? (Why?)
Cry, every drop is worth the pain
Can’t have the crop without the rain
And the sunshine
Listen to what your soul has to say
Meditate, now, once a day
Fly, travel to places you’ve never been
Observe yourself in every being

9. Marijuanaman
Hi, hi, hi, high
Marijuana man, marijuana man
Say we gonna save the land
Give the needy a helping hand
Marijuana man, marijuana man
Well, we’ve got to save the land
Give poor people a helping hand
The marijuana man

If politicians smokin’ herbs
There would be peace around the world
Instead of wars and strife
The earth does give us seeds
To suffer is no need
Come on, feed the hungry people now

Marijuana man, marijuana man
Say we gonna save the land
And give the weak a helping hand
The marijuana man, oh marijuana man
Well, we’ve got to save the land
Give poor people a helping hand
The marijuana man

For diesel and gasoline
There’s a solution that is clean
It’s the future now, you see
Too much cow farts and meat
Put our engine in machine
Stop it where it seeps, yeah

Marijuana man, marijuana man
You know we got to save the land
Give the needy a helping hand
The marijuana man

We’re gonna bring the truth to light
Still, we’re in for a fight
From both left and right
Yet every little thing is gonna be alright
Oh, marijuana man (marijuana man)
Marijuana man (marijuana man)

Say we gonna save the land
Give poor people a helping hand
The marijuana man

If religious preachers smokin’ herb
There would be love around the world
Instead of fear and hate
The heavens give us seeds
For spiritually needs
Come on, we can feed the hungry people, yeah

Marijuana man (marijuana man)
Marijuana man (marijuana man, marijuana man)
Well, we’re gonna save the land (marijuana man)
Give the people a helping hand
Oh marijuana man (marijuana man)
Marijuana man (marijuana man, marijuana man)
Say we’ve got to save the land (marijuana man)
And give the needy the helping hand
Marijuana man (marijuana man)
Marijuana man (marijuana man, marijuana man)
Marijuana man, marijuana man, the marijuana man

10. We Are More (Mi Amore)
Uh-huh, uh-huh
Uh-huh, uh

We are more, we are more, we are more
We are more, we are more, we are more
So much more, we are more, mi amor
We are more, we are more, we are more, we are more

The truth from the heart can’t be sold or bought
I wake up and see the sun shine on all
I know what’s at stake, it’s more than faith
It take more than faith to see your white, pearly gates

We are more, we are more, we are more
We are more, we are more, we are more
So much more, we are more, mi amor
We are more, we are more, we are more, we are more

The shadow on the wall reflects the sun as it fall
Our today will be your tomorrow
Here are these tears that cry out so true
Our sorrow will be your sorrow too

People for peace more than people for war
And people for justice, it’s never too far
There’s no debate that money can’t make
But money don’t make the world a better place

We are more, we are more, we are more
We are more, we are more, we are more
So much more, we are more, mi amor
We are more, we are more, we are more, we are more

People who care more than people who don’t
And people who love more than people who won’t
Stand up and put this world to shame
Open your hearts, let them know we’re not playing

Let the waves hit the shore
The sand were once stones, mountains were under the sea
Relentlessly, our voice is heard, our actions speaking free
From under the full moon the wise eye see

We are more, we are more, we are more
We are more, we are more, we are more
So much more, we are more, mi amor
We are more, we are more, we are more, we are more

People for peace more than people for war
And people for justice, it’s never to far
People who care more than people who don’t
And people who love more than people who won’t

We are more, we are more, we are more
We are more, we are more, we are more
So much more, we are more, mi amor
We are more, we are more, we are more, we are more

11. Butterflies
The battles you will win with arms
And only love can win the war
The battles you will win with arms
And only love will win the war
Yeah

She says I’m high, am I smoking so much kushungpeng?
Why I’m talking about these crazy things?
Like, who really has the most to gain?
The ones who fan the flame
The ones who tell the tales that history never fails
The words are from a page, a shackle for the brave
So the dragons’ dreams came true
What about me and you?
We can be butterflies
If only you knew

The battles you will win with arms
And only love will win the war
We can be butterflies
Now, if you hear what I say
Only the sun can bring the day
We can be butterflies, yeah

They say I’m naive and that the bets were already in
And I didn’t have a poker face
Oh, the river was just around the bend
For some, it’s just a game
The ones who sell the bombs
The bullets and the guns
They build the tanks and planes
Incentivize our pain
Oh, the serpents’ dreams came true
And why not me and you?
Now, we can be butterflies
If only you knew

The battles you will win with arms
And only love can win the war
We can be butterflies
Now, can you hear what I say?
Only the sun can bring in the day
We can be butterflies

We can be butterflies (We can be butterflies)
We can be butterflies (We can be butterflies)
We can be butterflies
We can be butterflies

12. We Are The People
We are the people
We’re not corporations
We are the people
We’re not labels for your stock
We are the people
We’re not crayons in a box
We are the people
We’re not donkeys and elephants

Taking over from machines
Who you think you can trust
For the ballads that we play
Are like the bullets in a gun
Wake up and open your heart
Now don’t be deceived
Oh, when you see yourself for who you are
You’ll be truly free

We are the people
Listen to our song
We are the people
Together we are strong
We are the people
Stronger than one race
We are the people
Stronger the one fate

To divide us, to define us
Categorise us, to neutralise us
Like robots living in a dream
Doing what they think they must
Scenes in black and white
Painted with the brush

So, you think they care
It’s a paper town
With paper politicians, oh yes
Hey, you think you’re safe
In your hiding place
Way up on the cloud

Spread it all around the world
Our voices must be heard
With dignity and might
Oh, what a beautiful sight

We are the people
We’re not corporations
We are the people
We’re not labels for the stock
We are the people
We’re not crayons in a box
We are the people
We’re not donkeys and elephants

Now taking over from machines
Who you think you can trust
For the ballads that we play
Are like the bullets in a gun
Wake up and open your heart
And don’t be deceived
Now when you see yourself for who you are
You’ll be truly free

We are the people, oh
Listen to our song
We are the people
Together we are strong
We are the people
Stronger than one race
We are the people, yeah
Stronger the one fate

We are the people
We’re not corporations
We are the people
We’re not labels for your stock
We are the people
Now we’re not crayons in a box
We are the people
We’re not donkeys and elephants

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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