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sexta-feira, dezembro 16, 2005



I say the people of Handsworth, know that
One hand wash the other so they say
So let's join hands my bredren
Make the way for our children (our children, our children)
And their children (their children, their children)
Ensuring that they get life's fair share of...
Doesn't justice stand for all
Doesn't justice stand for all
Doesn't justice stand for all mankind
We find society putting us down
Crowning us, crowning us, crowning us, crowning us
A place of Evil, OH, OH
Handsworth means us the Black People
Handsworth means us the Black People
We're taiklng now. Speaking Jah Jah language!
It's a long, long way we're coming from
To send this message across, across
Its been hidden, forbidden, concealed, unrevealed
Its got to come out In the open that -
It was foolish to build It on the sand
Handsworth shall stand, firm - like Jah rock
- fighting back
We once beggars are now choosers
No intention to be losers
Striving forward with ambition
And if it takes ammunition
We rebel in Handsworth revolution
Dread town, dread town, dread town,
Dread town, dread town, dread town,
Dread we are for a cause
Deprived of many things
Experienced phoney laws
Hatred Babylon brings
We know what we got to offer
We know what's going on
Don't want no favours
Cause there is still hunger
Innocent convicted
Poor wage, hard labour
Only Babylon prospers
And humble suffer
They are brothers in south of Africa
One Black represent all, all over the world
Can't bear it no longer
Blessed wlththe power
Of Jah Creator
We will get stronger
And we will conquer
And forward ever, and backward never
Handsworth Revolution
Handsworth Revolution
Handsworth Revolution
The two Handsworth riots occurred in the Handsworth suburb of Birmingham England during the summers of 1981 and 1985. The riots were allegedy caused by heavy-handed policing and drug-related problems in this inner city suburb, fueled by a nationwide wave of uprisings in the wake of the April 1981 Brixton riot. The black people of Handsworth felt the stinging opression of poverty, abuse by law enforcement and racial discrimination on all levels. Hmmm . . . reminds me of life in Roxbury, Massacusetts in 2005. I guess not a lot changes in 20 years. Babylon is still making the rules where my people suffer. As for me, I'll just keep sticking it to them everyday until they fall. Reading a bit of the history of the fall of the ancient Babylon puts the writing on the wall: "Babylonia zigzagged between power and failure for centuries before it was lost and destoryed forever" ( It is interesting to note that the ancient city of Babylon, which was home to the Hanging Gardens of Babylon (one of the wonders of the ancient world), and the tower of Babel, was located about 50km from what is now Bhagdad. Hmmmm.
"And He will bring down thier pride together with the trikcery of thier hands" Isaiah 25:11


the revolution will not be televised. WUV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
commented by Blogger Minni, 10:52 PM  

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