Treasure Island

selvin mcrae

(FEB 6 1975 / BLACK RIVER ST. ELIZABETH JAMAICA)

THE GREAT REGGAE MUSIC


The great reggae music
Written by Selvin ‘Ewan’ McRae

It’s the music of the kings
Comfort to the ears of the queens
Keeping the children jolly and merry
Not having any special season

Spiritual if you want it to be
Yet as cruel as the roaring sea
Have you marching as Jah soldier
Shouting peace and one love Rasta

All filled with words of uplifment
Giving wisdom for the fulfillment
Equal rights and justice plus enjoyments
So much pressure, on the head’s of governments

Have you exercising to stay in shape
Dancing to the drum and to the bass
Skanking your legs working the waist
Reggae music is so sweet to the ears

They say this music is like magic
Some say there is magic in the music
Feeling it in your heart and your soul
Reggae music can never grow old

Burning out all corruption and bad vibes
Calming the beast of the wild
Giving hope to the cripple or paralyzed
Reggae music got them trying to dance

I could go on for ever and ever and ever
And you will listen or read for longer
Allowing you to know yourself and others
Accepting and conquering each day for better

Worldwide listened, by every race and species
Populating the world, have you making babies
Pay tribute to bob Marley and the wailers
Reggae music is spreading like wild fire

Hitting you so hard yet you feel no pain
Like food to the belly so is it sweet to the brain
Some may think that this music is insane
But even though it is world acclaimed

When will they give it what it deserves?
This great music needs to be preserved
Is it because it is the songs of the slaves?
Well tell them they don’t have to be afraid

Submitted: Wednesday, December 02, 2009

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