Who Sang Rise Up? Burning Spear

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Release information
Release Date: 2003-7
Genre: Reggae
Style: Roots Reggae/Dub
length: 3:48
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Lyrics
So we rise up from this
Little island, where reggae
Music spring from.
So we rise up from this
Little island, where Marcus
Garvey come from.

He spread his wing in, yes.
In foreign countries,
He spread his wing
To help foreign people.
African American people.

So we rise up from this
Little island, where reggae
Music spring from.
So we rise up from this
Little island, where Marcus
Garvey come from.

Harlem, Harlem, Harlem,
Harlem, Harlem,
It was happiness... brightness,
You could see that light,
Not streetlight, but Garvey
Light.

So we rise up from this
Little island, where reggae
Music spring from.
So we rise up from this
Little island, where Marcus
Garvey come from.

Yes there was that war,
The Italian invading, Ethiopia.
And he sent soldiers.

So we rise up from this
Little island, where reggae
Music spring from.
So we rise up from this
Little island, where Marcus
Garvey come from.

Let's look back on the works
Of Mr. Garvey,
Let's look back on the
Improvments of Mr. Garvey.
Let's look back on the
Development of Mr. Garvey.

So we rise up from this
Little island, where reggae
Music spring from.
So we rise up from this
Little island, where Marcus
Garvey come from.

And when he go
To foreign countries,
He didn't go to stay
But do a little business,
And the return.

So we rise up from this
Little island, where reggae
Music spring from.
So we rise up from this
Little island, where Marcus
Garvey come from.

It's a shame, his return
Didn't accept him,
From the island where he
Come frome.
It's a shame, his return
Didn't accept him,
From the island where he
Come frome.

So we rise up from this
Little island, where reggae
Music spring from.

And they turn their back
Against him,
And they criticize him.
And they turn their back
Against him,
And they criticize him.

So we rise up from this
Little island, where reggae
Music spring from.
So we rise up from this
Little island, where Marcus
Garvey come from.

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Trust
  • 2 We Feel It
  • 3 Ha Ha
  • 4 Not Guilty
  • 5 Rock and Roll
  • 6 Hey Dready
  • 7 Freeman
  • 8 Loved for Who I Am
  • 9 Rise Up
  • 10 Old School
  • 11 They Can't
  • 12 Changes

  • Release information
    label: Burning Music
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 828283000124
    script: Latin