Dub War - Westgate Under Fire

Artist: Dub War
Release: Westgate Under Fire


1. Blackkk Man

As a black man
As a black man

I was born right in this country
Was it in ’67 or ’76
I’m at the age where I get a little mixed
But we got a little problem that we all need to fix yo’

I was born right in this country
We were part of all this history
Making all this empire a better country
Bringing nurses and doctors
Windrush posse

No one chooses the skin they’re in
Should the skin you’re in help you to win
Double standard society, it’s the same for you as it is for me

As a black man
As a black man

I can’t believe you just knocked my front door down
Dragged me outside naked in the rain in front of my children
Ain’t I got no rights under any condition

This ain’t a slave ship but black man you still
Whipping
Kicking
Slapping
Killing
Gagging
Tazing
Hanging
Framing
Killing
Kicking
Kicking
Kicking
Kicking
Kicking
Kicking
Kicking
Kicking
Mashing

No one chooses the skin they’re in
Should the skin you’re in help you to win
Double standard society, it’s the same for you as it is for me
We all get what we’re given
We get the skin that we live in
We all get what we’re given
Don’t choose the skin that we live in

As a black man
Faceisim we race every day
As a black man
We raise our fists in this way
As a black man
Afro Caribbean Cymru
As a black man
Black and whites in my family
As a black man
Not everyone is the villain
As a black man
Not everyone drugs are selling
As a black man
I get followed round shops
Some get killed by cops
Black man black black black

No one chooses the skin they’re in
Should the skin you’re in help you to win
Double standard society it’s the same for you as it is for me
We don’t pick what we’re given
We get the skin that we live in
We just get what we’re given
We get the skin that we live in

Don’t talk to us about looting
You are the looters
America has looted black people
American looted the Native Americans when they first came here
So looting is what you do
We learnt it from you
Violence is what we do, we learnt it from you
We learnt violence from you
We learnt violence from you
The violence we see we learnt from you

2. War Inna Babylon

It’s slippery out there
The tribe out there

How you mean
Brand new tune coming from the flick of my wrist
So all you got to do is play this little disk as I would tell ya
Do it

War inna Babylon
Tribal war inna Babylon
It’s slippery out there
You know the vibe out there

The barber man don’t like the dreadlocks man
The dreadlocks man don’t like the barber man no

But I-man sat up on the mountain top watching Babylon burning red hot, red hot

War inna Babylon
Tribal war inna Babylon
It’s slippery out there
You know the vibe out there

When come pride then cometh shame
Ah man pride shall bring him low yea oh yea

Man shall uphold the humbling spirit,
And you know that it’s true oh yes

Coz there’s a war inna Babylon
And me say Babylon a hooligan & the Babylon ah hooligan
Den ya Babylon ah baby wrong
Some of dem ah slip & ah hop widdly widdly bop and a gworn like a big big shot
And then when the money run out
And dem can’t get a Bligh
And you end up in a big big knot
Babylon ah make little sense
And ah squeeze every cent
And ah gworn like dem made of iron
But when the people dem learn
And you must get burn by the seal of the conquering lion

How you mean
A little collaboration stylee
I would tell
From the very, very top to the very last drop

War inna Babylon
Tribal war inna Babylon
It’s slippery out there
You know the vibe out there
War inna Babylon
War inna Babylon
War inna Babylon
War inna Babylon

3. Vibes In The Place

The vibes in the place just hit the ceiling

I’m coming at ya
Coz you know I got to face you in it
I’m coming at you with the dub and all the war
No limitation we stand with admiration
We’re working every day
But there’s no money in the bank B
Oh no no no the rent is due
You better tell them because they’re coming for you

This time it’s true
I’m coming and you know there’s nothing happing

I never felt this fucking way before
Ain’t you got the manners to hold the door
I say this through a broken jaw, you’ve done it this time
You’ve opened hell’s door

That’s when the vibes in the place just hit the ceiling

We keep on doing it with nuff nuff feeling

Now we come together
We come to nice up the place
Ya gunna feel the effects like the hits from a bong
Don’t tell we
You cannot tell me nothing
Don’t get vex get rad about something
Don’t get vex get rad about something

This time I’m through
I’m singing and you know there’s something happening

I never hear no shit like this before
Ain’t you got the manners to hold the door
I say this through a broken jaw
You’ve done it this time
You’ve opened hell’s door

The vibes in the place just hit the ceiling

They never know that we come ya fe teach dem
We never know that they come fe reach dem

Hold the door
Hold the door
Hold the door
I said it before
We got to hold the door

The vibes in the place just hit the ceiling

We keep on doing it with nuff nuff meaning

If you don’t stop you’re gunna make us break the law

The vibes in the place just hit the ceiling

4. Art Of War

I’m not falling, yes I’m calling,
Standing up against the old again
I’m not falling, Dub War calling,
Standing up against the whole of them
Frankie Lodge was a friend of mine,
In John Frost Square all the time..
Scream out, let the people dream
Chocolate tea pot, custard creams..
Cherry on top
Elevation, deep penetration, commiseration to the Nazi (party)…
Proliferation, inoculations, proclamation
And the walls are falling…

What is the art of war?
This is the art of war?

Adolf Hitler got his head kicked in
Put that rubbish in the bin
Eating dinner with a baseball bat
Change that evil, push it back …
The revelation, the devastation, no mediation when the children screaming…
No celebrations, capitulation
Nobody listens when the walls are falling.

What is the art of war?
This is the art of war?

Oh I dream of the art of war
All of this is fascinating
Very tasty, finger licking
Whispering dick
A lovely buffet
But don’t leave now for another day
Admiration, repatriation
A single mother with her children crying, simulation, discrimination
Don’t you say nothing
Coz the art of war is here

5. Reveal It

I see you, I see you
Peekaboo
I see you

Of all the things you’ve ever done
You’ve never told the truth no
I see you when you hit and run
The camera got the proof now

Questions they can’t answer
What I ask
Questions they can’t answer
What I ask

Think of all the things that they’ve done to you
Never ever thought that it would come true
Anguish, frustrated madness and deportation
Me knew that you had that wicked intention

I never wan dem do that
I never been round here before
All of the hate that you’re hiding
It’s only time will reveal it
It’s only time will reveal it

Of all the things you’ve ever done
You’ve never treat me right no
I seen you when you hit and run
The camera got the proof now

Dub it up
Dub war dub it up
I see you

Now are you really gunna tell me more lies

Questions they can’t answer
What I ask
Questions they can’t answer
What I ask

6. Mary Shelley

The graveyard where we start

We’re making a monster
Taking the bodies from out the grave
We’re making a monster
Raising the bodies from out the grave
We’re making a monster
Stealing the bodies from out the grave

We’re creating a monster
Grave robbing

Fire light burning in the woods again
Every fucking Sunday I’m just doing the same
I wanna set that place alight with gasoline
It ain’t reality, it’s just a dream
If this is dead, I’ll bring you alive

I’ll make an abomination, give them something to fear
Stitch it together
It’s the master’s dream
From dead body parts we’re making a monster

Now it’s a mad fucking world
Where we all can’t see
Open your eyes one day
And then maybe you’ll see
It’s Mephistopheles
And Mephistopheles in me
Watch the bassline roll and do the dub part Gee

From the grave rose
The night was young
And all about the sight of eyes
For the night was eerie
And the evil forces
Without limitations
Could not abide by none
For there would be only one in this darkness
In this level of understanding of mankind
This shall be, understand, for this creature shall raise from the dead

7. Bite Back

And so we started with our minds set right against their face
Eat their heart and soul
But don’t like the taste
Left alone, killed alone
Talk behind my back but then you pass the blame

Don’t tell me ’cause I’ll react
You give me a cause to fight back
Don’t tell me ’cause I’ll react
You give me a cause to bite back

If it’s hate that you require
Then I’ve come to start ya fire

Wasting your time
Trying to be like them
I don’t wanna see their faces
What the fuck’s your problem
Rape my soul
Destroy my hoil
That’s the difference
You know I wanted me tamed

Don’t tell me ’cause I’ll react
Don’t give me a cause to fight back
Don’t tell me ’cause I’ll react
You give me a cause to bite back
If it’s hate that you require
Then I’ve come to start ya fire

If it’s hate that you require
Then I’ll set your soul on fire
If it’s hate that you require
I’ll set your soul on fire

Don’t tell me ’cause I’ll react
You give me a cause to bite back
Don’t tell me ’cause I’ll react
You give me a cause to bite back yeah
If it’s hate you require
Then I’ve come to start your fire

8. Coffin Lid

Scraping on your coffin lid ’til blood comes from your nails
Scrape
Scrape
Scrape

Never did what you wanted to
Your eyes are stuck down like glue
I’m sticking needles in you
The smack addict that I am
I blame my parents and you
There’s not a lot you can do
You have no patience it’s true
Now screw the lid down

Ain’t no exit from this grave
Ain’t no exit from this grave
Ain’t no exit from this grave

The coffin lid
The coffin lid
The coffin lid
The coffin lid

Scrape

I am the riz, I am the light
I walk in darkness and in light
Scrape
I’m incredible
Scrape
Irresistible
Scrape
From the reaper
There are none who will arise

Ain’t no exit from this grave
Ain’t no exit from this grave
Ain’t no exit from this grave

The coffin lid
The coffin lid
The coffin lid
The coffin lid

Scrape
Scrape

What am I doing with my life
Burying everything inside
What am I doing with my pride
Burying everything inside

What am I doing with my life
Burying everything inside
What am I doing with my pride
Burying everything inside

Scraping on your coffin lid ’til blood comes from your nails
Scrape
Scrape
Scrape

9. Crying Clowns

Crying clowns
Crying
Crying clowns
Crying clowns

I see a million screams
And complications
I looked at your face, you looked at mine
This communication’s the worst conversation
I see it in your eyes
No way that you’re fine

I’ve seen it all
All around are crying clowns
I see you all
All around are crying clowns
With their make up running
With their make up running down
I see your make up running
I see your make up running down

Imitations of life
We’re always faking
You studied my face
Now you’ve got mine
I’m busting for a hit right now
Oh yes I’ve got to go
Too much information
I hear that all the time

I’ve seen it all
All around are crying clowns
I see you all
All around are crying clowns
With their make up running
With their make up running down
I see your make up running
I see your make up running down

I know you don’t know mine
And I don’t wanna know yours
You’re getting no applause
You’re getting caught in the jaws
Bang your head

I see you running
With the tears running down your face
I see you running
Tears run down your face

10. Get Back Up

Calling every station
Calling every nation
How could you let this be
They’ve brought me to my knees

I been down there
But I got to get back up now
You’ve been down there
But you got to get back up

No education with no hesitation no
But I got to get back up
Their admiration with no celebration no

Now’s not time to lay down
That’s what they wanna see
It’s all abomination
Do the blind see when they dream

I been down there
But I got to get back up
You been down there
But you got to get back

No education with no hesitation no
But I got to get back up
Their admiration with no celebration no

Do you what some?
I don’t want none
Do you want some?
I don’t want none
Put your hands up
Want some
Do you want some?

You’ve been been down there
Get back up
Don’t stay down there
Get back up
You stay down there
Get back
This education will free every nation

Get back up
Back back get back
Didn’t stay down there

Get up get up get up

11. Fun Done

Oh my God
It’s a mash up situation
Changing the laws and the bills
Of declaration
There’s gunna be no no more
Of you and me

I see the rockets
Blasting off I see the world is getting tough
When’s that?
Right now
When’s that?
Right now
You know say dem ah teef and they don’t wanna give it back
It’s getting out of order
Ignorance is on tap
Word sounds and power
Get it every hour
Man’s dem talking about they’re gunna make appraisals
Can you trust that man again no
Falling down and getting back up again
Seems to be the crux of my life problems

Need some motivation
Don’t forget to mention
Sergeant Pepper picked your pocket
Gave it to the tax man
Oreo they keep on calling me Oreo
They keep on talking

Keep on thinking you’re done
‘Nuff respect to everyone
We don’t care if he is gay
Or she’s a lesbian

Things are getting lairy ain’t they
Pull up a chair and fire your gun
Things are getting lairy ain’t they
Come over here, I’ll tell you son

Fun done

Seven miles of Black Starliners coming in the harbour
Where dem der, where dem der
I wanna see them fucking now
It’s a mind trip playing with my brain every morning
I don’t wanna do what you wanna do and things are getting boring

In it

Now I got dementia
I forgot to mention
Be prepared for poison it’s infecting
Every nation

12. Stay Together

I, I’m so in love with you
Whatever you want to do
Is alright with me
‘Cause you make me feel so brand new

And I want to spend my life with you

Let me say that
Since, baby, since we’ve been together
Ooh, loving you forever
Is what I need
Let me be the one you come runnin’ to
I’ll never be untrue

Ooh, baby
Let’s, let’s stay together
Loving you whether, whether
Times are good or bad
Happy or sad

Ooh, ooh, yeah
Whether times are good or bad
Happy or sad

Why, I’m telling you
Why do people who break up
Oh, then turn around and make up?
I just can’t see
You’d never do that to me
Would you, baby?
Being around you
Is all I need

Oh baby
Let’s, let’s stay together
Loving you whether, whether
Times are good or bad
Happy or sad, come on
Let’s, let’s stay together
Loving you whether, whether

Let’s stay together

13. Celtic Cross

Fight for your freedom
We’re gunna beat them
Fight for your freedom
We’re gunna beat them
Fight for your freedom
We’re gunna beat them
Fight for your freedom
We’re gunna beat them

Don’t let them take it away
Take it away

Stop
From the day that I was born
Out of my mother man
I was torn
I got to face that roots reality
From that day life’s been down on me
Where is the exit, which way out
If you stand for your rights they’ll tell you shut your mouth
Every day we don’t know where we got to go
Anything you got you see

They wanna take it away
Take it away
They wanna take it away
Take it away

Don’t give you freedom to fight
Or freedom to live
Freedom for war but freely they don’t give
Everything you got they wanna take it all away
Unite, divide, conquer in every way
Holy war what we gunna do
I don’t know what we’re gunna do
Oh my god, what we gunna do
I know what we got to do

Stand for your rights
You better stand for your rights
You better stand for your rights

Face in the mirror, everyone’s a killer
Got to abolish
War in the east, War in the west
War in your face, the gun’s in your chest
War in the north, war in the south
War’s kicking off, there’s war all about
War war war war war war war war war war war dub war

Fight for your freedom
We got to beat them
Fight for your freedom

Fight for your freedom
We got to beat them
Fight for your freedom

They wanna take it away
Take it away
They wanna take it away
Take it away