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My brothers, the time has come,
For the evil Babylon man to succumb.
For his ways are to take and downpress.
Peace will come, for Selassie is the noblesse.

It is the time for the people to take control.
Time for the people to burn down Babylon.
I and I only need to be pure of soul.
Ya praise Jah and follow the path to Zion.
Burn down Babylon with the spark of herb.

H.I.M. ways are true and pure.
And all the Rasta man will endure.
The baldheads will fall and perish,
Because it is not love they cherish.
They seek only power and greed,
But we find peace inside with the weed.

It is the time for the people to take control.
Time for the people to burn down Babylon.
I and I only need to be pure of soul.
Ya praise Jah and follow the path to Zion.
Burn down Babylon with the spark of herb.

Ras Tari is the name of our lord.
Holy power given to him without a sword.
He comes without sight of creed or race.
All people have a place to be in his grace.
Like Garvey his teachings I embrace.

It is the time for the people to take control.
Time for the people to burn down Babylon.
I and I only need to be pure of soul.
Ya praise Jah and find your path to Zion.
Burn down Babylon with the spark of herb.

The Babylon man accepts all that he hears.
They walk with suspicion and walk with spears.
Government propaganda warps their mind,
They think the Rasta man should be confined.
Just because he lights a spark and takes a hit,
A man can go to jail just because he lit the spliff.
But it is because it can light the way to Zion.
They see it can take away pain and hate.
They must keep the power so suffering they create.
There’ll be no power when we burn down Babylon.

It is the time for the people to take control.
Time for the people to burn down Babylon.
I and I only need to be pure of soul.
Ya praise Jah and follow the path to Zion.
Burn down Babylon with the spark of herb.

C4C, thanks!
#2
Great song. At first, I thought the lyrics were for a heavy and fast kinda song, especially in the first stanza and the first two lines in the second stanza, but as soon as I read herb, everything turned around. It's very Bob Marley-esque. The last stanza however has rhyming issues, but it's your song so if it feels great to you, then kudos.
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#3
****in awesome, not so much in the songwriting creativity, but it's got good vibe's, very gregory isaac-esque!
#4
ok thanks a lot for the feedback guys. if anyone happens to see anything that is difficult to understand or is awkward feel free to let me know, thanks. i have work now but ill getting to critting tonight.
Last edited by Ramblin'_Man at Feb 20, 2008,