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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Anthony Leonard Pierre "Live It Up (46)" - Song Credit (translator)


"Live It Up (46)" by Anthony Leonard Pierre

Song taken from the album "The Black Fruit" - Cd: (5/15/2015)
Vocal performance by Anthony Leonard Pierre
Music by Obeah Akkompong band


"Live It Up (46)" - Song lyrics (translator):

LIVE-IT-UP – 46

Live~it~up - skank~it~up - big~it~up - dub~it~up - uuum steady
“If we must die, let it not be like hogs
Hunted and penned in an inglorious spot,
While round us bark the mad and hungry dogs,
Making their mock at our accursed lot.”
hey Youths - Wi a’de elder wyans of dis Generation - si
an’ Wi com’ to dis conclusion
it is’a solid solution fe’Wi battering situation
a’Wi a’fe broke doung de’walls … whey a’ divide Wi
an’ wid all a’Wi might - build bridges of unity - seen …
o~o~oh yeah … Massive
Wi’ve got to live-it-up as Fam’ly
inna Ital Livity
I an’I mentality - dis yah one-love-Inity
live-it-up … wyan an’ all - be
be “a-wakily” alert - fe realize victory stance
join in an’ com’ make Wi
teck a’ sip from da’Unity Cup
chant … inna one Voice an’ live-it-up.

Portmore - Spain Town - MoBay - August Town - Riverton City
Dung-so - Ov’a suh - Back-suh - ‘Round-suh
a’ ya’so Wi Nable-‘tring cut
a’ ya’so - Wi belong.


Skank~it~up - big~it~up - dub~it~up - uuum sturdy
“If we must die, O let us nobly die
So that our precious blood may not be shed in vain;
then even the monsters we defy
Shall be constrained to honor us though dead!”
Barbican - Poor Man’s Corner - Bog Walk to Bridgeport
teck a’ sip from da’Unity Cup
com’ Youtiee com’ - from up’a
Kayvally - Back-to - Jungle - Jones Town to ov’a Maverley
Dove Kirk - Red Hills - Kencot - Seaview to Tivoli
si wha’ babylon’s covert teachings done to Wi
all inna de’name a’ religion an’ political fa~le~tee …

Yardies - We’re in psychological bondage
Wi want Wi Liberty - want … whey a’fe Wi
show some love
fe and to - Wi Sistrens an’ Idrens - check it - wid …
hand in hand
let’s rebuild da’NATION
Wi ‘trong an’ Wi ‘ave i-bility
potential an’ much cap~ability
‘ave fe wo’k onward
to be unity - One - dat’s right … bubble on - bubble
fa’ united the resurgence will be brawny
settin’ a’ better example - for de’Future Ones
each wyan teach wyan - leads wyan
Black Ancestral Pickneys
teck a’ sip from … da’Ital Cup an’ live-it-up.

Big~it~up - dub~it~up - uuum balanced
“O kinsmen we must meet the common foe!
Though far outnumbered let us show us brave
And for their thousand blows deal one deathblow!”
serious … a’ bubble Wi a’ bubble
nah scrubble pon wassie~wassie
whey one-time divide to destroy
Wi once enriched Fam’ly - suh …
Dreadies - do wey wid da’coke pipe
give-up de’wine bottle
time to live Ital an’ Irie
don’t abuse de’Collie-bud - but
know its wisdom ‘HERB’
respect de’Sisters
dat Mothers da’Nation
cigarettes an’ meat-chemical fat, etcetera
covert weapons … fe’b - killin’ Wi … slowly
but surly destroying Wi - Black Fam’ly
no need for da’hand guns
m16s, ratchets an’ dem bombs
be sturdy ‘Vessels’
inna da’Liberation Defensive Militia
standing … inna one Voice an’ live-it-up.

Rock Fort - Trench Town - Nanny Town - Moco
a’ Jam~doung Wi born an’ a’ We run t’ings
t’ings nuh run We - nuh run We.

Dub~it~up - uuum solid
“What though before us lies the open grave?
Like men we’ll face the murderous, cowardly pack,”
Yout’ - now com’ meck I - I an’I reason - itically
Cross Roads - May Pen - Three Miles Youts
sid-doung yah suh
Mahoe Gardens - Falmoth - West End to Golden Grove
yah suh … sekkle Iers com’
go tell it pon de mountains to de valleys doung suh
sey Wi ready fe whey - a’fe Wi …
Youts - We’re in spiritual bondage
Wi want Wi Liberty - want whey a’fe Wi
Your hands and hearts - should be willfully clean
strengthened in building da’NATION - seen
suh COM’ … Ia, I an’I - I and I
teck a’ sip from da’Unity Cup
hand in hand - UNITED
We are stalwart - confident enough in the solidarity
ONE - CHOSEN - PEOPLE
IN - A’ - I~THI~OP~IA - awake Dem wid reasonin’ Ia
Pickneys - Pickaninnies
Young-Bloods of da’Black Heritage
cleanse Yuhselves
of the thoughts … of negativity an’ live-it-up - live-it-up.

The “Americas” - “Europe” - “Asia” to the Black continent
nuh mat’ta whey Yuh Foot trods - if
Yuh heritage Seed born yah
Yuh an article Yardiee - suh
com’ - run com’
com’ contribute … inna de’Youth’s Liberty.


Uuum continual
“Pressed to the wall, dying, but fighting back!”
yuh si emancipation Yout’
it’s a’ reality
a’ ite-national Wi travel an’ si
liberation was already won - fe’Wi
a’Wi a’fe big-up inna dis certainty
brokin’ doung de’walls whey - a’ divides Wi
an’ in dis liberated mentality
rebuild Wi reality of Fam’ly …

Iers - come live-it-up as One
inna Ital Livity
I an’I’s mentality - dis yah one-love-Inity
living well Na~tu~ral an’ I~I~Irie
no more should We die in vain
and Our Young-Ones - go astray
no more should We be pitted
to quarry pon each Other
no more should Our Immunities
be torn apart by the TOOLS of others
let’s rebuild Our Nation
each One - help One
hand in hand
We are One People
workin’ onward and knowing
everyt’ing will be Peaceful and Irie
as Wi chant
inna one Voice an’ live-it-up
inna one Voice an’ live-it-up.


“If we must die, let it not be like hogs
Hunted and penned in an inglorious spot,
While round us bark the mad and hungry dogs,
Making their mock at our accursed lot.
If we must die, O let us nobly die,
So that our precious blood may not be shed in vain;
then even the monsters we defy
Shall be constrained to honor us though dead!
O kinsmen we must meet the common foe!
Though far outnumbered let us show us brave,
And for their thousand blows deal one deathblow!
What though before us lies the open grave?
Like men we’ll face the murderous, cowardly pack, Pressed to the wall, dying, but fighting back!” - written by CLAUDE MCKAY IN  1919 (seven years after leaving Jamaica W.I.); The poem was a response to the vicious and horrible treatment of Black Soldiers after they returned to the United States of America after fighting for the US in World War 1.

a’We run t’ings Man
t’ings nuh run We …


Check out:
Anthony Leonard Pierre's Song lyrics, Profile & Discography on Reggaediscography


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