Strength And Power

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By Ras Kiyode Erasto

1834, 1st. August, Emancipation Day, oh yeah

Ah de struggle, struggle, struggle remember, don’t you dare forget

Ah de struggle, struggle, struggle remember, don’t you dare forget

Honor to be black, honor to be black, honor to be black

Sing dah song-yah

Honor to be black, honor to be black, honor to be black, praise Him

So we-go fight, fight de battle, ah-so we win de victory

Fight, leh-we build on our ancestor’s legacy

CHORUS

Strength and power when you know yuhself and your history

Roots and culture straight from Africa; ain’t no mystery

Strength and power; we are who we are, not who you want we be

Roots and culture, absolutely, ah-so we set we-self free

History tells a people where they must go

History tells a people where they must be

So we-nar highlight the things that divide us

Forward leh we I-lebrate what unites us

African creativity, fortitude and bravery

African liberation we free from slavery

Nar sell-out, sell-out for Babylonians are de enemy

That’s why I’m following his Majesty

Play me some conscious music; play me some hopeful music

Play me some music to touch my soul; watch me ah-dance pon meh two feet

King Short him did do it; King Obstinate him did do it

King Swallow sing about African liberation; yes, ah-true it

So don’t get caught by the beasts; vanity, vanity, come on please

Globalization is just a big, big bag of fleece

Controlled by the wizards and thieves; freemasons and fascists and cheats  

Just like a thief in the night, destruction ah-go mek dem piss!  

1834, 1st. August, Emancipation Day, oh yeah

Ah de struggle, struggle, struggle remember, don’t you dare forget

Ah de struggle, struggle, struggle remember, don’t you dare forget

Honor to be black, honor to be black, honor to be black; sing dah song-yah

Honor to be black, honor to be black, honor to be black, praise Him

So we-go fight, fight, fight de battle, ah-so we win de victory

Fight, leh-we build on our ancestor’s legacy!

(Editor’s note: We here at NEWSCO trust that you had a most enjoyable and inspiring EMANCIPATION DAY, 2019. May we ever build on our ancestors’ legacy. We thank Kiyode Erasto for the powerful and encouraging words in his aforementioned classic! The struggle continues . . .)

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