ARMY
maurice williams

Story

recorded in the valley created with good vibes Ryan Walker Army

Lyrics

(ooh yeah alright)

 

You promises no real so me never should ah turn deh (lawd god)

blood pon street watch head ah turn but yet its only sunday (yeah eh)

sweet ah sweet it touch the belly well good god it burn deh (oh yeah)

the city street so full of strife but yet the people run deh see them

 

in this yah modern life this yah modern world this yah modern life

this yah modern time modern world modern time

 

if ah gray sometime you would ah think no sun deh (lawd yeah)

and when the rain drops fall that no mean no sun deh (yeah eh)

just ah little time before another monday yeah eh

where you got to justify why when and how 

 

in this yah modern life in this yah modern world this yah modern life

 modern world modern time modern life

 

mama africa to you I must go one day land of milk and honey well it no done deh (i say)

they say its  not the deal but wont drop them guns deh (no no)

waisting all you time tell you bout someday (alright)

 

in this yah modern life  this yah modern world this yah modern life

dis yah crucial time

 modern world modern time modern world modern time

 

You promises no real so me never should ah turn deh (lawd god)

blood pon street watch head ah turn but yet its  sunday (yeah eh)

sweet ah sweet it touch the belly well good god it burn deh (oh right)

the city street so full of strife but yet the people run deh see them

 

in this yah modern life this yah modern world this yah modern time time

 modern world modern time  modern world modern time

ARMY
maurice williams

Lyrics

Sit down you see come criticize, then dem want fe tell you lies

sit down you see come tell you lies, now dem want fe criticize 

but the winds are heavy, and the storm is high, but your wait is over 

 

bid them goodbye, bid them goodbye, bid them goodbye 

bid them goodbye, bid them goodbye 

 

the citizenry them want fe compromise, but the politician just ah stand aside

them no do them work just ah slip and slide (mmm) 

but the winds are heavy ,and the storm is high, but your wait is over

 

bid them goodbye, bid them goodbye, bid them goodbye 

bid them goodbye, bid them goodbye

 

you stepping out now on the danger zone, each and every man got to hold his own

AH AH AH AH AH AH

like ah diamond in the rough well you ready for ah cutting 

looking to the future well you stopping at nothing

AH AH AH AH AH AH

 

cause the winds are heavy, and the storm is high, but you wait is over 

bid them goodbye, bid them goodbye, bid them goodbye 

bid them goodbye, bid them goodbye 

 

is one thing they always come disguise, catch you in a big surprise

so many youth them catch there demise, no one apologize 

the citizenry them want fe compromise, but the politician just ah stand aside

them no do them work just ah slip and slide (mmm) 

but the winds are heavy, and the storm is high, and your wait is over

 

bid them goodbye, bid them goodbye, bid them goodbye 

bid them goodbye, bid them goodbye

 

cause you stepping out now from the danger zone, each and every man got to hold his own

AH AH AH AH AH AH

like ah diamond in the rough well you ready for ah cutting 

looking to the future well you stopping at nothing

AH AH AH AH AH AH

 

bid them goodbye, bid them goodbye, bid them goodbye

ARMY
maurice williams

Lyrics

so much criticizing,  love no exercising, How you gonna find ah calm, we wont be here to stay.

no matter what the size is, got to realize this, you got to take this on, that way for sure they'll pay

little youth better hear me now nobody go disturb the town no try get pain and sorrow

make sure that your promise keep not like snake in a grass a creep don't you accept defeat

 

some people push the limit, they sitting on the edge, waiting for time

some people go on turning round, round and round,  but they keep on tripping over

some people push the limit, they sitting on the edge, waiting for time

some people go on turning round, round and round, but they keep on tripping over 

 

 

so much little warriors, cowboy gun followers, ready now to take it on, out in the streets they play

is them fe exercise and you fe minimize is  them one fe eat the corn yours will come soon one day

all your food come from the ground no bother mind them circus clown they all will fade away

make sure your roots are deep cause late night them still ah creep your goods they'll take away

 

some people push the limit, they sitting on the edge, waiting for time

some people go on turning round, round and round,  but they keep on tripping over

some people push the limit, they sitting on the edge, waiting for time

some people go on turning round, round and round, but they keep on tripping over   

 

 

little youth better hear me now, no bother go disturb the town, try no get pain and sorrow

make sure that your promise keep, not like snake in ah grass ah keep, don't you accept defeat 

 

 

people push the limit they sitting on the edge waiting for time

some people go on turning round, round and round, but they keep on tripping over

people push the limit they sitting on the edge waiting for time

people go on turning round, round and round, but they keep on tripping over

ARMY
maurice williams

Lyrics

tell dem this ah dreadlocks time, coming from the wilderness 

yeah yes no more lamb fe slay, for sure you know they'll pay

for sure they got to pay

tell dem this ah dreadlocks time, Ethiopia you stay in mind

this time we're gonna stay, for sure we gonna stay

 

 

live ah alkebulon swim out ah limpopo 

she hold up the title, how she touch the people 

jah bless her river nile, with her  rugged style

 with her rugged style, jah bless her river nile 

 

 

Tell dem its the youths time now 

stepping on the battle field, some never got away

just fell along the way, yeah, yeah, just fell along the way

i tell you its the peoples time, long time dreadlocks read the sign

there is no other way babylon you have fe pay 

for sure you got to pay

 

 

live ah alkebulon swim out ah limpopo 

she hold up the title, how she touch the people 

jah bless her river nile, with her  rugged style

 with her rugged style, jah bless her river nile 

 

eh tell you its ah roots time now

coming from the wilderness yeah yes 

no more lamb fe slay, for sure you know they'll pay

for sure they got to pay

tell dem this ah dreadlocks time

Ethiopia you stay in mind, this time we're gonna stay 

for sure you know we'll stay

 

 

live ah alkebulon swim out ah limpopo 

she hold up the title, how she touch the people 

jah bless her river nile, with her  rugged style

 bless her river nile, with that rugged style

she hold up the title, how she touch the people 

jah bless her river nile, with her  rugged style

 

tell dem dis yah roots time get ready this yah roots time get ready

ARMY
maurice williams

Lyrics

in just ah little time as the breeze go by so many little youth seem fe want fe try

sometimes pining over the reason why trusting in a them weapon  where dem want rely

gettie gettie gettie ah dem own opinion pushing  coming down its the morning ride

watch dem little youth as dem use dominion cant play dem game if you want survive

now as they coming down me say easy city rider hill and gully level cause you move the town

express the way me say move out mini miser show the house ah parliament who run the town

 

In time those seeds will grow in time just what you sow in time 

In time those seeds will grow in time just what you sow

 

Take it pick you case if you want go try still now ah 2012 you cant get ah bly 

sometimes pining over the reasons why trust in Rastafari the truth and the light 

gettie gettie gettie is dem main objective what it coming down its the daily ride

just like disciple them ah repeat the cycle cant play them game if you want survive

 still  they coming down me say easy city rider hill and gully level as you move the town

express the way me say move out mini miser show the house ah government who run the town

 

In time those seeds will grow in time just what you sow in time 

 those seeds will grow in time time time

 

sweet to them belly but it burn you dry take ah little taste but you sure to die

sometimes pining over they reason why so many trip ah cemetery watch mothers cry

gettie gettie gettie is them own opinion watch them coming down its the morning ride

 watch dem little youth as dem use dominion cant play dem game if you want survive

now still they coming down me say easy city rider hill and gully level as you move the town

express the way me say move out mini miser show the house ah government  who run the town

 

In time those seeds will grow in time just what you sow in time 

 those seeds will grow  time time  in time time   

ARMY
maurice williams

Lyrics

We cant wait meek the season just go by crops must grow

now we cant stay yes you know the reasons why things too slow

waiting lord it perplex the mind and we try so hard to leave that behind

people show now just who they are as the pressure buss you sure get to know

if a water then me know say that me must have fe swim

if ah fire then that will take some cool reasoning 

 

I must  return to you mama there we'll sojourn

I'll return to you mama there we'll sojourn 

 

Only defeat beat ah trial in a man but who will know 

don't be afraid got to step up to the grade don't move too slow

sailing how that relieve the mind you try so hard in life but you never find 

and justice so many people dismiss is any time you could ah drop off the list

if a water then me know say that me must have fe swim

if ah fire then that will take some cool reasoning

 

I'll return to you mama there we'll sojourn 

I'll return to you mama there we'll sojourn

 

So many moods you show; so many years of trial, my little garden grow

so many little seeds, so many makes and breeds

just let your love grow 

 

 

We cant wait meek the season just go by crops must grow

 we cant stay yes you know the reasons why things too slow

waiting lord it perplex the mind and we try so hard to leave that behind

people show  just who they are as the pressure buss you sure get to know

if a water then you know say that we must have fe swim

if ah fire then that will take some cool reasoning 

 

I'll return to you mama there we'll sojourn 

I'll return to you mama  we'll sojourn

 

if a water then you know say that we must have fe swim

if ah fire then that will take some cool reasoning 

we'll return we'll return we'll return

ARMY
maurice williams

Lyrics

Sometime you don't always watch the sheep Sometime is like the sound the gate ah keep

redline ghetto youth pon the street ah dweet realtime many hours them ah try fe reap

 

Cant pause cant ease show love degrees cant pause cant ease show love in degrees

May your days be long generations  live strong may your seas have calm 

and your nations prolong  May your days be long generations  live strong may your seas have calm 

and your nations prolong 

 

 

full speed some better gwan take full heed Low ride never could ah run and hide 

Lay down his majesty him wear the crown inside so many little things we hide 

 

 

 

Cant pause cant ease show love degrees cant pause cant ease show love in degrees

May your days be long generations  live strong may your seas have calm 

and your nations prolong  May your days be long generations  live strong may your seas have calm 

and your nations prolong 

 

 

don't go back don't you fade away you can do it this is time just push back and move straight away 

in the morning sun will shine

 

 

Cant pause cant ease show love degrees cant pause cant ease show love in degrees

Cant pause cant ease show love

ARMY
Maurice williams

Lyrics

Ghetto youth)

 

A little ghetto youth just ah try fe fill him belly, white squall ah bite you

nobodies home and you done know already, is only jah sight you

of all the things you know in life, forever did you learn 

you only try to look for things, that money could ah burn

 

so you try fe run deh race, but deh horse panic 

is so deh race track them dig out your pocket

 try fe roll deh dice but deh dice no tip

try fe hold it down but you still ah trip

tripping over, tripping over, tripping over time

 

Time, time, time, tripping over tripping over 

Time, time, time, tripping over tripping over 

 

Mr politician still try fe get him vote, while whits squall a bite yah

like sitting on the ocean in ah little row boat, is only jah sight you

of all the things you know in life, forever did you learn 

you only try to look for things, that money could ah burn

 

so you try fe run deh race but deh horse panic 

is so deh race track them dig out your pocket

 try fe roll deh dice but deh dice no tip

try fe hold it down but you still ah trip

tripping over tripping over tripping over time

 

Time, time, time, tripping over tripping over 

Time, time, time, pushing over pushing over

 

A little ghetto youth just ah try fe fill him belly, white squall ah bite you

nobodies home and you done know already, is only jah sight you

of all the things you know in life, forever would you learn 

you only try to look for things, that money would ah burn

 

try fe race deh tic o tock but that no click, you ah blind man walking have fe drop deh stick

try fe hold it down but you still ah trip, tripping over, tripping over tripping over time

 

Time, time, time, tripping over tripping over 

Time, time, time ,tripping over tripping over

 

(is pure white squall it ah bite you)

ARMY
Maurice williams

Lyrics

(Alright,Alright)

 

you keep walking, down such a lonesome road, there you travel (travel on) and carry such a heavy load

you keep walking in ah hundred plus degrees and your not able to survive in such ah heat

so many stories have been told how poverty increase on city streets all countries told (ah ah) 

you better gain some strength fittest of the fit survive make sure your motion forward just stay in stride

 

(Jah will guide Jah will guide) forever guide (Jah will guide Jah will guide)

 

 

They keep talking but that never help ah soul down in the middle you trying just to save your soul

they keep talking at ah very high rate of speed and your not able to take it on much less recieve

how many stories have been told how poverty increase on city streets all countries told (ah ah) 

you better gain some strength fittest of the fit survive make sure your motion forward just stay in stride

 

 

(Jah will guide Jah will guide) forever guide (Jah will guide Jah will guide)

Watch him swing down low ah ah ah steady up you pressure yeah eh

swing down low ah ah ah steady up you pressure yeah

 

 

 

don't keep walking where the weight taking down your knees (no no no) cause your not able to survive under the heat

so many stories have been told how poverty increase on city streets all countries told (ah ah) 

you better gain some strength fittest of the fit survive make sure your motion forward just stay in stride 

 

 

(Jah will guide Jah will guide) forever guide (Jah will guide Jah will guide)

Watch him swing down low ah ah ah steady up you pressure yeah eh

swing down low ah ah ah steady up you pressure yeah

ARMY
Maurice williams

Lyrics

If you say you in a deh race well start fe run, cause the man wha start deh thing done press deh gun

no time to hesitate, you know you wheel fe spin, come catch deh pace don't hold you're breath

watch deh timing, don't look down, cause that might slow you down, watch the field, good god you know this is real

state you case, got to fight this rat race, try your best just to keep up the pace

 

they could ah pick ah better fight but man ah man, trampling on those open spaces as they can

everyday how could they find another deal, mess around and cause another youth a meal

heed the sound, just let that hold you down, check the files, cause you know thats there style

watch no face, got to stay on the case, try the best just to keep up the pace

 

Some run, run, run, run, running for them hearts desire

 run, run, run, run acting like them feet on fire

run, run, run, run

 

you play the part of teacher better guide, someday the youth control the place and they decide

always the fittest of the fit is who survive, by the law of jah i know i am alive 

cant be slow, cause there you cant grow, watch you sails got to get through those gails 

catch the time, cause sometimes it aint  kind, trying your best just to keep up in line

 

Some run, run, run, run, running for them hearts desire

 run, run, run, run, acting like them feet on fire

run, run, run, run, 

 

If you say you in a deh race well start fe run, cause the man wha start deh thing done press deh gun

no time to hesitate you know you wheel fe spin,  catch deh pace don't hold you're breath

watch deh timing, don't look down, cause that might slow you down, watch the field, good god you know this is real

state you case, got to fight this rat race, try your best just to keep up the pace

 

run, run, run, some keep on running run, run, run, fe them life run, run, run 

they keep on running run, run, run, AH I 

ARMY
Maurice williams

Lyrics

slow down lady you moving just ah little fast and i just cant seem to get it right

you say your love will bind us together in any kind of weather 

it sounds so good its ringing in my ear (all right)

 

but tips and turns and turn arounds divide the ground between us and the waters roar 

and they divide but only love abide yes tips and turns and turn arounds 

divide the ground between us and the waters roar and they divide 

but only love abide  ( lord god)

 

Its been ah long time lady yes winters come ah bit too fast and signs they keep you aware 

all those times we spent together in rain and sunny weather 

felt so good i will hold them dear (oh right)

 

but tips and turns and turn arounds divide the ground between us and the waters roar 

and they divide but only love abide yes tips and turns and turn arounds 

divide the ground between us and the waters roar and they divide 

but only love abide  ( lord god)

 

we were caught up in the heat of love caught up in the heat of hearts

for seasons and reasons believing caught up in the heat of love 

caught up in the heat of hearts for seasons and reasons believing

 

slow down lady you moving just ah little fast and i just cant seem to get it right

you say your love will bind us together in any kind of weather 

it sounds so good its ringing in my ear (all right)

 

but tips and turns and turn arounds divide the ground between us and the waters roar 

and they divide but only love abide yes tips and turns and turn arounds 

divide the ground between us and the waters roar and they divide 

but only love abide  ( lord god)

 

Stil were caught up in the heat of love caught up in the heat of hearts

for seasons and reasons believing caught up in the heat of love 

caught up in the heat of hearts for seasons and reasons believing

ARMY
Maurice williams

Lyrics

They cant get across the bridge, neither cross the main, me say sorrow only trouble, god mostly pain

they got it coming from they left an me say sometime right only jah jah feel them trouble and a he feel dem plight

you see the bullet them it spitting from the submachine ah the ghetto youth pon street ah use war machine

but you thing it would ah different as the years go by but you left with ah question have to ask it why god know why

 

so many people this year still strugging why ghetto youth out ah street they still suffering why cant the people 

ever  seem to get together when will true love come down 

 

 

people paddling in a  dem boat all through the rain but through so many storms some cant stand the strain

it come like stamp to ah letter certain tings ah ride so deh youth dem pon deh street god dem still collide

yes the legislature say them have the people side but with a eight percent cut them show the other side

still you think it would ah different as the years go by but you left with ah question have fe ask it why oh why

 

 

Why so many people this year still strugging why ghetto youth out ah street they still suffering why cant the people 

ever  seem to get together when will true love come down 

 

 

Still cant get across the bridge, neither cross the main, me say sorrow only trouble, god mostly pain

they got it coming from they left an me say sometime right only jah jah feel them trouble and a he feel dem plight

you hear the bullet them it spitting from the submachine ah the ghetto youth pon street ah use war machine

but you thing it would ah different as the years go by but you left with ah question have to ask it why god know why

 

 

so many people this year still strugging why ghetto youth out ah street they still suffering why cant the people 

ever  seem to get together when will true love come down

ARMY
Maurice williams

Lyrics

(Yeahhh ahh ahh)

 

Jah gave us the rain so that the crops might grow 

he gave us the land to share so let his people go 

your foolish pride believing that you your king 

you've just been talking but your not lis listening

 

beg you jah fe release dem deh demon some ah deh youth dem them no think dem no reason

its so easy for them trigger finger no pause for no cause them no linger its ah struggle its ah battle fe dem hearts den

babylon you know wont just release them but soon time while facing the judge whose begging the pardon

 

me say run mad man in ah you city with no weapon no boy could ah hold them

politician dem ah laugh you know dem sell out rasta know say only money control them

is blood deh seek oppress the meek and all the spoils they keep blood they seek oppress the meek

and all the spoils they keep

 

Jah gave us the rays so that ah man would know 

the sunshine by day he would ah never ever know 

your foolish pride believing that you your king 

your still there talking but your not lis listening

 

beg you jah fe release dem deh demon some ah deh youth dem them no think dem no reason

its so easy for them trigger finger no pause for no cause them no linger its ah struggle its ah battle fe dem hearts den

babylon you know wont just release them but soon time while facing the judge whose begging the pardon

 

me say run mad man in ah you city with no weapon no boy could ah hold them

politician dem ah laugh you know dem sell out rasta know say only money control them

is blood deh seek oppress the meek and all the spoils they keep blood they seek oppress the meek

and all the spoils they keep

 

Jah gave us the rain so that the crops might grow 

he gave us the land to share so let his people go 

your foolish pride believing that you your king 

you've just been talking but your not lis listening

 

beg you jah fe release dem deh demon some ah deh youth dem them no think dem no reason

its so easy for them trigger finger no pause for no cause them no linger its ah struggle its ah battle fe dem hearts den

babylon you know wont just release them but soon time while facing the judge whose begging the pardon

 

me say run mad man in ah you city with no weapon no boy could ah hold them

politician dem ah laugh you know dem sell out rasta know say only money control them

is blood deh seek oppress the meek and all the spoils they keep blood they seek oppress the meek

and all the spoils they keep

 

(seeking yes dem looking for blood looking for blood lawd yeah 

(seeking yes dem looking for blood looking for blood lawd yeah

ARMY
Maurice williams

Lyrics

(woa oh yeah woa)

 

Morning noon and night time working pon ah computer time 

lawd god ah waste time when everyone should have peace of mind

but there is life down deep in the desert still feed

as water flow down even though the valley looking red

 

So catch ah cool mind catch ah cool pace 

eh little youth no bother stall pace 

catch ah cool mind catch ah cool pace 

eh little youth no bother stall pace (woa woa)

 

some would rather drink wine messing up there family time 

lord god most time deh innocent get left behind

but there is life down deep in the desert still feed

as water flow down even though the valley looking red

there is life down deep in the desert still feed

water flow down even though the valley looking red

 

 catch ah cool mind catch ah cool pace 

eh little youth no bother stall pace 

catch ah cool mind catch ah cool pace 

eh little youth no bother stall pace (woa woa)

 

some may tarry don't you stay over don't you stay over 

don't stay the night just flee from danger (ah I)

ooooh  oooooh

 

seasoning ah work time pot it have fe come up on line 

nuff time sit down take time check the clock just to remind

cause there is life down deep in the desert still feed

 water flow down even though the valley looking red

 

 catch ah cool mind catch ah cool pace 

eh little youth no bother stall pace 

catch ah cool mind catch ah cool pace 

eh little youth no bother stall pace (woa woa)

 

some may tarry don't you stay over don't you stay over 

don't stay the night just flee from danger (ah I)

ooooh  oooooh

 

just know there's life down deep in the desert still fed

water flow down even though the valley looking red

catch ah cool mind catch ah cool pace eh little youth 

no bother stall pace (woa woa)

ARMY
Maurice williams

Lyrics

(pushing over pushing over ah ei)

 

Fast car in fast lane but still no find it strange looking trough dem window pane

running every hour them ah try fe chase it down but still face the ground 

dem still ah run around. high stakes cant run in vain got to realize things wont be the same

go now its truth and right got to check some speed got to strategize   

pushing everyday just trying to hold it down watch the sign deceive 

Oh god so much greed staying on the line say you pushing it overtime

its just ah man design and you know that dat no kind

 

rat race this yah city life good god it come like flies ah overcome dem eyes

better try fe get up cause you know they'll suck you dry

and for a reply you need not try apply 

high seas changing degrees got to find ah lower tide and there you can abide

don't wait you'll stay behind its never great way back in line

pushing every hour just trying to hold the speed

watch the sign deceive oh god so much greed 

staying on the line say you pushing it over time

its just ah man decree and it aint kind

 

 

Fast car in fast lane but still no find it strange looking trough dem window pane

running every hour them ah try fe chase it down but still face the ground 

dem still ah run around. high stakes cant run in vain got to realize things wont be the same

go now its truth and right got to check some speed got to strategize   

pushing everyday just trying to hold it down watch the sign deceive 

Oh god so much greed staying on the line say you pushing it overtime

its just ah man design and you know that dat no kind

 

 

pushing everyday just trying to hold the speed watch the sign deceive 

Oh god so much greed staying on the line say you pushing it overtime

its just ah man design and you know that dat no kind

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