Eleven Long Years Lyrics

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publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Robert Taylor, Geoffrey Wilkinson, Mel Simpson, Herbie Hancock, Horace Silver
album: Track 11 in album Hand on the Torch
release date: 1993-11-16
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length: 3:48
engineer: Mel Simpson
trumpet: Gerard Presencer
keyboard: Mel Simpson
sampler: Geoff Wilkinson
turntable(s): Geoff Wilkinson
mix: Mel Simpson, Geoff Wilkinson
producer: Mel Simpson, Geoff Wilkinson
programming: Geoff Wilkinson, Mel Simpson
other vocals: Tukka Yoot

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Mi tek off mi land down now in Jamaica
Callaloo, di box juice, and di sensimillia
Givin' thanks and praise to almighty jah jah
Glad fi reach now mi safe, mi have fi seen mi father
Di sun it a beat and mi a get well para
'cause a many many tings a di Yoot man now I would like to know
Was he fat, was he slim, did he drink or did he smoke?
These are di type a di tings a weh a di Yoot man a want fi know

[Chorus]
It's been eleven long years since mi seen mi father
Ay ay mi father
Thank God, bless God, mi a go see mi father

Now mi know mi reach know mi know mi safe
Now mi see mi father a come
'cause a many many years since him gone
When him tek a tek a house and land
Fi go better himself, big up himself
For weh him did dream a weh did he plan
'cause di ting I remember di most he was ambitious man
So him build up a house, build up a land, buy up a car and a minivan
Fi go settle himself and a wait fi di day when a Yoot man come along
So everything set, everything fly
Now mi know cool and go blow my mind
Because mi ready fi go see my father
And dat's di only thing upon my mind

Track Listing

  • 1 Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)
  • 2 I Got It Goin' On
  • 3 Different Rhythms Different People
  • 4 It's Like That
  • 5 Just Another Brother
  • 6 Cruisin'
  • 7 I Go to Work
  • 8 Tukka Yoot's Riddim
  • 9 Knowledge of Self
  • 10 Lazy Day
  • 11 Eleven Long Years
  • 12 Make Tracks
  • 13 The Darkside