Jul 29 2010

Skindred at the Freeze Festival in London

Skindred was confirmed for the Freeze Festival, third so far, in London lasting from 29th to 31st October.

According to the statement released for the press by the Freeze Festival Skindred will be performing on the past day of the Festival, 31st October.

All information about the festival and the tickets can be found at Freeze Festival official website:Â http://www.thefreezefestival.com.

Freeze Festival

Freeze Festival


Jul 19 2010

Skindred Pressure Official Video

Skindred Pressure is one of the two songs from their first album Babylon (Nobody) that launched Skindred into the mainstream.


Jul 17 2010

Skindred Rat Race Official Video

Skindred Rat Race is the most favorable song from their second album, Roots Rock Riot.


Jul 16 2010

Skindred Trouble Official Video

The official video for “Trouble”, the second single of Skindred’s critically acclaimed second album, “Roots Rock Riot”


Jul 15 2010

Skindred Nobody Live Video

This is a recording of Skindred performing live at the Sonisphere festival in the UK on August 1st 2009. One of their best live performances, but it was a short one, with only six songs.


Jul 14 2010

Skindred Shark Bites and Dog Fights Lyrics

SKINDRED SHARK BITES AND DOG FIGHTS LYRICS are the property of the respective authors, artists and labels, the lyrics are provided for educational purposes only.

Shark Bites & Dog Fights

Skindred Shark Bites & Dog Fights Cover
Skindred Shark Bites & Dog Fights Cover

Stand For Something

Caught in chains,
Shackles on too tight.
Squirming for your life
because you’ve gone and lost your freedom.

Manacles cut deep when they’re too tight,
You have to break the lock or find the key so you can defeat dem.
Enslaved by the wickedest power,
We’re smashing up the cells and all the right ones gunna follow.
Uprising – we need not the chains,
And we aren’t gunna make the same mistakes again.

If you want it you got to rise and take it,
You go to wake up you know you can’t contain this.
Stand for something!
Or you’ll fall for anything.

If you want it you got to fight for it,
Wake up you’ll never contain it.
Stand for something!
Or you’ll fall for anything.

Wolves they creep,
Out to take the sheep.
The vulnerable, the easy led, the weak,
Who will protect dem?

Against the wall – now they execute.
The blind can lead the blind,
They always need someone to lead dem.

Restrained by the evillest power.
Captive of the chains because these things you’ve done are so’a.
Not surprising – it’s all done in vain,
But you have gone and made the same mistake again

If you want it you got to rise and take it,
Got to wake up, you know you can’t contain this.
Stand for something!
Or you’ll fall for anything.

If you want it you got to fight for it,
Wake up you’ll never contain it.
Stand for something!
Or you’ll fall for anything.

Caught in chains,
Shackles on too tight.
Squirming for your life,
because you’ve gone and lost your freedom.

Manacles cut deep when they’re too tight,
You have to break the lock or find the key so you can defeat dem.
Enslaved by the wickedest power,
Enslaved by the wickedest power,
Enslaved by the wickedest power,
Enslaved by the wickedest…

Everyday you live, you gotta fight,
You got to stand your ground.
If you want it you got to rise and take it,
Got to wake up, you know you can’t contain this.

Stand for something!
Or you’ll fall for anything.
If you want it you got to fight for it,
Wake up you’ll never contain it.

Stand for something!
Or you’ll fall for anything.
Stand for something!
Or you’ll fall for anything.

If you don’t stand for something,
You’ll fall for anything…

You Can’t Stop It

We will have the lyrics for “You Can’t Stop It” very soon.

Electric Avenue

Now in the street there is violence
And a lots of work to be done
No place to hang out our washing
and I can’t blame all on the sun, oh no

We gonna rock down to Electric Avenue
And then we’ll take it higher
we gonna rock down to Electric Avenue
And then we’ll take it higher

Workin’ so hard like a soldier
And can’t afford a thing on TV
Deep in my heart, I’m a warrior
And can’t get food for them kids, good God

We gonna rock down to Electric Avenue
And then we’ll take it higher
Oh, we gonna rock down to Electric Avenue
And then we’ll take it higher

Oh no…
Oh no…
Oh no…
Oh no..

We gonna rock down to Electric Avenue
And then we’ll take it higher
We gonna rock down to Electric Avenue
And then we’ll take it higher

Who is to blame in one country
You never can get to the one
Dealin’ in multiplication
And you konw you never can to feed everyone, oh no

We gonna rock down to Electric Avenue
And then we’ll take it higher
We gonna rock down to Electric Avenue
And then we’ll take it higher

Out in the street…
Out in the street…
Out in the daytime…
Out in the night…

We gonna rock down to Electric Avenue
And then we’ll take it higher
We gonna rock down to Electric Avenue
And then we’ll take it higher

Out in the street…
Out in the street…
Out in the playground…
In the dark side of town..

We gonna rock down to Electric Avenue
And then we’ll take it higher
Oh, we gonna rock down to Electric Avenue
And then we’ll take it higher

Calling All Stations

We will have the lyrics for “ Calling All Stations” very soon.

Corrupted

We will have the lyrics for “ Corrupted” very soon.

Days Like These

What’s going on with earth?
Don’t you know what life is worth?
It’s all getting wilder everyday no worldwide security, no love there it’s plain to see
And that not the way it’s meant to be
We must be strong
We got to get along
Now look inside yourself
You’ll find the strength to carry on
We must be strong
In so much confusion
They’re playing tit for tat and dem increase the tension

And it’s days like these
When everyone dem really need to come together
Days like these,who wants to live?
We got to live in
Days like these
When everyone dem really need to come together
Days like these,who wants to live?
Live!

So many just out for themselves
And trust in material wealth
You’re building your mansions on the sand
By building new ways of war
You’re breaking and bending the law
And who knows what’s next
And what is in store?

We must be strong
We got to get along
Now look inside yourself
You’ll find the strength to carry on
We must be strong
In so much confusion
They’re playing tit for tat and dem increase the tension

And it’s days like these
When everyone dem really need to come together
Days like these, who wants to live?
We got to live in
Days like these
When everyone dem really need to come together
Days like these, who wants to live?
Live!

These times we’re living in, head down I cry for sure
One love one aim one heart
We don’t need none of that, we don’t need none of that
These times we’re living in I just can’t take much more
We don’t need none of that, we don’t need none of that

In days like these, and it’s days like these
When everyone dem really need to come together
Days like these, who wants to live?
We got to live in
Days like these
When everyone dem really need to come together
Days like these, we got to live
We got to live in

Invincible

Know what’s wrong is tomorrow
We’ve only got the minute and we’re in the wrong, eh
Try all yuh things and nuh wid sorrow
We strength is a thing that none of us can borrow, see

What are you gonna do?
With the time you have left
As you live on this planet
Yes, it’s all up to you
What you do with yourself
Well, there’s no time for panic

Reflect the richochet, get up off your knees and say
We’re moving forward and yuh keeping on
What can you do to me, overthrow the enemy
This is a new day and we coming

Invincible
Don’t you know you couldn’t test we
Invincible
Back up yuh not ready
Invincible
We rollin’, that’s the way it’s gonna go
Invincible
Right now, you gonna let them know, so

Raise up your fist if yuh life is war
Woaaaah
You gotta know that it’s all worth fighting for
We’re Invincible, Invincible

Nobody move, you gonna get hurt
And anybody here above, bite the dirt
We armed and dangerous, and with the V
We ready fi the bottle and to fret the enemy

What are you gonna do?
With the time you have left
As you live on this planet
Yes, it’s all up to you
What you do with yourself
Well, there’s no time for panic

Reflect the richochet, get up off your knees and say
You’re moving forward and you’re keeping on
What can you do to me, overthrow the enemy
This is a new day and we coming

Invincible
Don’t you know you couldn’t test we
Invincible
Back up yuh not ready
Invincible
We rollin’, that’s the way it’s gonna go
Invincible
Right now, you gonna let them know, so

Raise up your fist if yuh life is war
Woaaaah
You gotta know that it’s all worth fighting for
We’re Invincible, Invincible

The day of reckoning is surely upon us.
We shall embrace and recieve only victory in this hour.
Who has dared to come and test this unstoppable giant.
Now witness the fool as they lay silent.

What can you do to me, overthrow the enemy
This is a new day and we coming

Invincible
Don’t you know you couldn’t test we
Invincible
Back up yuh not ready
Invincible
We rollin’, that’s the way it’s gonna go
Invincible
Right now, you gonna let them know, so

Raise up your fist if yuh life is war
Woaaaah
You gotta know that it’s all worth fighting for
We’re Invincible, Invincible
Yeah, we’re invincible
Invincible
We’re all Invincible
Yeah, we’re invincible
Invincible

Who Are You?

I feeling innocents crying, don’t wanna crush your hopes and dreams, that hurtful words they lay, reflecting on the pain, oh.
(Who are You?) To tell me I can do it (Who are You?), and all accomplish nothing (Who are You?). to kill my seeds before they grow (Who are You?). that you criticize.
You blew my world away with all that wasteful gain turn my blue skies into gray turn premature graves we lay oh
(Who are You?) To tell me I can do it, and all accomplish nothing to kill my seeds before they grow that you criticize.

(Don’t do it to me why you wanna do that to me.)(Don’t do it to me why you wanna do that to me.) (Don’t do it to me why you wanna do that to me.)(Don’t do it to me why you wanna do that to me.)

Who are You?) To tell me I can do it, and all accomplish nothing to kill my seeds before they grow that you criticize.

(Don’t do it to me why you wanna do that to me.)(Don’t do it to me why you wanna do that to me.) (Don’t do it to me why you wanna do that to me.)(Don’t do it to me why you wanna do that to me.)

shine into the dark illumining,(you can’t kill me light), Flame can be extinguished its to bring,(you can’t kill me light),,shine into the dark illumining,(can’t kill me light), Flame can be extinguished its to bring,(can’t kill me light),
shine, illumining, shine, illumining
shine into the dark illumining,(you can’t kill me light), Flame can be extinguished its to bring,(you can’t kill me light), shine uh-oh uh-oh


Jul 11 2010

Skindred Roots Rock Riot Lyrics

SKINDRED ROOTS ROCK RIOT LYRICS are the property of the respective authors, artists and labels, the lyrics are provided for educational purposes only.

Roots Rock Riot

Skindred Roots Rock Riot Cover
Skindred Roots Rock Riot Cover

Roots Rock Riot

Roots rock, riot! Roots rock

So much blood spilt pon de dance floor
Just like Oliver Twist you know you’re begging for more
Raw to the maximum broke down the law
Sweat and claret increase ya for sure

Ah we no want no badness bout ya
And everyone push up your lighter
Let me see you bouncing in the area
Call the police we come to murder

And so the music flows everybody knows

Musical murder in the room tonight
You know we’re bouncing everyone hold tight
We keep you moving from the wrong to right
Roots rock riot
Musical murder in the room tonight
You know we’re bouncing everyone hold tight
Just keep you moving from the wrong to right
Roots rock riot, roots rock riot roots rock

Co me say so many people dem ah rock in the place
Can’t find no room you know you can’t find space
The energy’s ecstatic as you’re smashing up the place
You’ll fall down if you can’t take the pace

And so the music flows everybody knows

Musical murder in the room tonight
You know we’re bouncing everyone hold tight
We keep you moving from the wrong to right
Roots rock riot
Musical murder in the room tonight
You know we’re bouncing everyone hold tight
Just keep you moving from the wrong to right
Roots rock riot, roots rock riot roots rock

This is a murder murder musical ma ma ma murder murder
Pushing it fa fa fa further further pushing it! Now hear this
Roots rock riot!

The equalizer and the compression
Turn up the bass it’s time for confession
No bodder with the fuckery pay your concession
If you get ejected there’s no readmission
Feel the injection slaughtered compression musician

We took it right down real low then just lets let it go
Roots rock riot!

This is murder murder musical ma ma ma murder murder
Pushing it fa fa fa further further pushing it! Now hear this

Musical murder in the room tonight
You know we’re bouncing everyone hold tight
Just keep you moving from the wrong to right
Roots rock riot, just keep on moving to the roots rock riot.

Trouble

Don’t big up yourself and gwarn like you’re a big timer
Don’t big up yourself and gwarn like you’re a big timer
Don’t big up yourself and gwarn like you’re a big timer

Tell this fool in my face I don’t need enemies so I’m asking you to move back a little,
Why you bigging up your chest and you’re thinking that you’re tough
Don’t you know that every bone is brittle?
Everything will be fine if you just cool out yourself and don’t do no crime
Now I’m asking you to move mate! Step it back a little, step back a little

Warning
Explosive exhibition of brutality
Explosive exhibition of…

Trouble’s what you want then you’re gonna get it
Trouble’s what you seek do you really need it?
Trouble’s what you want then you’re gonna get it
Trouble’s what you need then you will receive it.

Don’t big up yourself and gwarn like you’re a big timer

Why so close up to me, dangerous place to be and you’re rocking halitosis a little
Do you think I wear a vest, putting me to the test?
You’re gonna get yourself in a pickle
Now you’re over the line! Something’s ticking and yoot man you’re out of time
Now you’re taking the piss mate! Step it back a little, step back a little

Warning
Explosive exhibition of brutality
Explosive exhibition of…

Trouble’s what you want then you’re gonna get it
Trouble’s what you seek do you really need it?
Trouble’s what you want then you’re gonna get it
Trouble’s what you need then you will receive it.

Well how long dem ah try come and try test we out
We came fe warn dem yes we come fe warn dem
Well how lond de baldhead boy dem ah try test we out
We come fe warn dem yes we come fe warn dem

Explosive

Why so close up to me dangerous place to be
I don’t wanna make war on no enemies
Why you bigging up your chest and you’re thinking that you’re rough
Explosive brutality

Trouble’s what you want then you’re gonna get it
Trouble’s what you seek do you really need it?
Trouble’s what you want then you’re gonna get it
Trouble’s what you need then you will receive it.

Trouble’s what you want then you’re gonna get it
Trouble’s what you seek do you really need it?
Trouble’s what you want then you’re gonna get it
Trouble’s what you seek do you really need it?

RatRace

Too much of us caught in a rat trap we ah fe bust out ah that
Too much of us caught in a rat race ah fe bust out ah that

They’re in a contest and a competition
Caught in the snare material suction
If what you’ve got is all you mention
Move an go way I tell you, move an go way I tell you
Pushing and pulling juggling it no stop
There’s always free cheese inside a rattrap.
You better watch before the snap goes pop
Move an go way I tell you, move an go way I tell you

[Chorus:]
Don’t even bother with the boasting
Just take care, cause this ya rat race ain’t fair
Even the saints them are falling
So beware! You’ll find no winners in there
You know its gunner get you whoa
And it will never let you go
You know who its gunner get you whoa
And it will never let you go

Rattrap we can’t escape from it whoa!
And it will never let you go whoa whoa
Rattrap we can’t escape from it whoa
It’ll never it’ll never, we in a we in a
Rattrap we can’t escape from it whoa!
And it will never let you go whoa whoa
Rattrap we can’t escape from it whoa
And it will never let you go, can’t get out of there

Chatty people they will talk all day
Talk your business and they feel no way
Elaborate and make up the story
Move an go way I tell you, move an go way I tell you
You’re always watching what they got next door
If your belly is full and you still want more
Helping the rich when you go down wit the poor
Move an go way I tell you, move an go way I tell you

[Chorus]

Rattrap we can’t escape from it whoa!
And it will never let you go whoa whoa
Rattrap we can’t escape from it whoa
It’ll never it’ll never, we in a we in a
Rattrap we can’t escape from it whoa!
And it will never let you go whoa whoa
Rattrap we can’t escape from it whoa
And it will never let you go

It’s a rat race; it’s a rat race
Someone come and tell me who the grown with the human race?
Fury breaks the chain! Let us go.

State Of Emergency

What’s going on all over this whole wide world?
What’s going on all over this whole wide world?

Calling there’s an emergency and I’m only dialling cause it’s necessary
Calling there’s an emergency and I’m only dialling cause it’s necessary

What is going on in addy planet Earth? Dat ah where we live it addy place of our birth
Madness and mayhem man the world is corrupt, like a volcano it soon will erupt

Look at the people in the streets, everywhere they don’t seem like they care
And everyone is getting mad, it just seems like we’ve all lost the plot

Calling there’s an emergency and I’m only dialling cause it’s necessary
999 there’s an emergency and I’m only calling cause it’s necessary

These cities are on fire and the pandemonium’s getting higher
All these cities are on fire and the pandemonium’s getting higher
State of emergency, I’m gunner tell everyone

Check it out blood it ain’t meant to be
The way they carry on man it’s so crazy
When I think trouble is coming for me
I lay down in my bed and call the almighty
Now everybody can see hate is ugly and it’s everywhere
You say you wanner be free
Yet everyday for the war you prepare
Calling there’s an emergency and I’m only calling cause it’s necessary
911 there’s an emergency and I’m only calling cause it’s necessary

These cities are on fire and the pandemonium’s getting higher
All these cities are on fire and the pandemonium’s getting higher

New York London Paris and Pill
Kingston Compton Birmingham Cape Hill
Moscow Bradford Brixton Amsterdam
Hamburg Detroit Kabul Ely Milan
Basra Havana Rio Wolverhampton
San Paulo Sydney Osaka Lisbon
Czechnya Logos LA and Sudan
Jerusalem Gaza Strip Washington

State of emergency, I’m gunner tell everyone
There’s a state of emergency I’m gunner tell everyone
These cities are on fire and the pandemonium’s getting higher
All these places are on fire and the pandemonium’s getting higher

Alright

I know that I hit you with a full on attack
Never pulled no punches it was full contact
Now we enter the place and we no wan bring it back init?
Hit you in the heart and made a deep impact
Rock rock rock rock rock rock rock rock

I never meant to hurt you
Or do the things some people do
I know I burnt you; the scars are there for true

I know it’s gunner be alright
Turn it all around and make it right
Yer I know it’s gunner be all right
Get up off the ground you’ll be all right

Every little thing is gunner be alright

Want you to know it hurts so much when your heart gets cracked
War in love can knock you off track
We all want revenge that’s the way we react init?
It’s alright we bounce back intact
Rock rock rock rock rock rock rock rock

We all fall down and hit the concrete
Get up off the ground stand up on your feet
Nursing your bruises you know you got beat
We want surrender we want retreat
There’s gorra be an end to the conflictions alright

I never meant to hurt you
Or do the things that people do
I know I burnt you; the scars are there for true
I never meant to hurt you
Or do the things that people do
I know I burnt you; the scars are sad but true

But I know it’s gunner be all right
Turn it all around and make it right
Yer I know it’s gunner be all right
Everything’s gunner be all right
Alright alright

Destroy The Dancefloor

La la la leng, la la la la leng
That’s the way the Dred come switch the program

Co we enter the room you know we’re rougher dan dem
Bring it like this no problem and we
Knocking dem out like the world champion
True we are the winners in the competition

Well everyone keep moving well the Dj’s spinnin
And all the girl dem shaking it yeyee
We get the dancefloor pumping everyone dem jumping
And you know that Skindred don’t play

One ah dem come, you know dem get drop
Two ah dem come, dem have fe turn back
Three ah them come, dead of heart attack

Destroy the dancefloor
Well that’s how we do it we rock the place nice we move the crowd right we
Electric Avenue the vibes ah come through you know what to do we
Ah nuff girl dem ah move tight to this grove bounce to this tune we
Eternally rock the music don’t stop you know we so hot we

No need for bad connection
Co you know we draw good selection
Crowd rocking and everyone’s psyched
Girl dem ah rock and you know dem look right

I love the way you’re moving well the Dj’s spinnin
And everyone dem shaking it yeyee
We get the dancefloor pumping everyone dem jumping
And you know that Skindred don’t play

Rude Boy For Life

Nuff of the yoots in the ghetto firing shots now everyday
Fighting against the ways of Jah, Jah know dem feel no way
If you carry on so then there is a price to pay
Life inside a cell is not a place you wanner stay

Nuff youth dem come from good families, families
Too much ah dem dem just ah end up in a cemetery, they’re history
Influenced by the badness that them see, Wha dem ah see
Coz there’s a lesson to be learn and you just don’t have to be, a memory

What you’re dealing with you know that that ain’t right
The way you carry on the way you love to fight

If you are a rude boy for life, always running into worries and strife
Rude boy for life always walking on the edge of a knife

Top shotter outer road dem, jusa gwoen like dem ah don
War fe territory wan fe own all the land
Gangstarfari Babylon dem pon the pay roll
You can have it all, but end up losing your soul

Infamous roughneck of society
Yes I’m talking to you
Don’t wanner hear a word I say
Are you listening to me?
Coz I’m talking to you

If you are a rude boy for life, always running into worries and strife
Rude boy for life always walking on the edge of a knife

Because you’re running out of school and you’re breaking the rule
You dress up in a suit and you think say you cool
You’s a rude boy running round and you’re not a clown
Any boy stepping up you ah go push dem down
Rude boy for life you want the trouble and strife
Re check your steps turn from death unto life
Another message to you rudie
Burra man ah me say message to you rudie

Killing Me

“Boy you know, me ah fe go leave dat town yo you know! Ca’ it too hot you know, it too hot man”

I’m walking from the bottom and I’m stepping to the top
I see these mental cases and it’s just like watching cops
It’s not easy to say who is your friend or who’s your foe?
Some people look so dodgy, don’t even look over bro
They whisper as you’re passing
“Want some rock some brown or blow?”
Sometimes it does get heavy when you tell the bastards no
The road is getting hard, the time is getting worst
I’m feeling like my mind is gunner blow

I wanna break from the routine, you all feel the same
And there’s no use in pointing fingers coz everybody share the blame, it’s all!
Killing me, believe me
Now everyday there is a battle, everyday against the grime
The news reporter tells us that we all are into crime
Abuse in every corner every house and body part
So quick to jump and use your fist “Ay Bredrin, don’t you start”
Community no unity the place it has no heart
The hatred and the disrespect is tearing us apart
The road is getting hard, the time is getting worst
I’m feeling like me mind is gunner blow

Well uno stand up inna doorway look menacing as hell
You’re wearing a bandana so the cameras can’t tell
It ties you up, and locks you up and that’s where you will dwell
It’s so stereotypical that you’ve got to rebel tell the people

Don’t be a part of that
I’m gunner tell you that you won’t be a part of that
Let me hear you saying that you
Won’t be a part of that
No no no no no no no you
Won’t be a part of that
No no no no no no no you
Won’t be a part of that
Let me hear you saying that you
Won’t be a part of that
No no no no because it’s killing me killing you killing me killing you

I wanna break free from this caught up world, it’s killing me, believe me
I want to break from the routine, you all feel the same
And there’s no use in pointing fingers coz everybody share the blame, it’s all!
Killing me, killing me, you’re all killing me killing me

Spit Out The Poison

Is there an antidote for what? You’ve lied
The venom creeps and saturates your pride

Spit out the poison
Get it out get it out of me get it out
Spit out the poison
Get it out get it out of me get it out

Everything I try to do you stand and scrutinise
Insult me with your venom, I believed your lies
But no longer will I be willing, to sit back and keep chilling
I’m coming for you, you hear what I say
Inside a tomb in a grave I won’t lay
Believe your hype no not me no no way
You make me sick I gorra

Spit out the poison
Draw the venom out you gorra draw it out
Spit out the poison
Draw the venom out you gorra draw it out

Slaughter my confidence with the harmful words you say
Too long you tore me up left me in disarray
Always bringing me down and filling my mind and my soul you’re not killing
I’m coming for you, you hear what I say
Inside this grave in a tomb I won’t lay
Believe your hype no not me no no way
I’m coming for you!

Is there an antidote for what? You’ve lied
The venom creeps and saturates your pride

Spit out the poison
Draw the venom out you gorra draw it out
Spit out your poison
Before it kills you…

Cause Ah Riot

(Spawn of an evil jungle bastard)

Splendid warm and easy, lady’s! Let me see the place,
I want to see the dancehall shaking and the people in the place vibrating,
Come with us, lighter crew let me see your lighters in the air? Warm and easy!
Skindred sound bring it to you, now hear this, yer you!

10 seconds left for you to comply and if you don’t do it son it’s do or die
4 minus counting 3 minus counting 2 minus counting 1 Lord!

Cause a riot we ah go cause a riot, you flick the switch and I will erupt
Cause a riot we gunner cause a riot, you flick the switch and I will erupt

Bring it on strong and we no bring it on weak, the faders fly into the red and peak
Like TNT we explode and freak, bodies go down slam the concrete

10 seconds left for you to comply and if you don’t do it son it’s do or die
4 minus counting 3 minus counting 2 minus counting 1 Fry!

In this arena body’s dem does collide, got a tornado pent up inside
Musically armed twisted dangerous, pride goes down ego bites the dust

10 seconds left for you to comply and if you don’t do it son it’s do or die
4 minus counting 3 minus counting 2 minus counting 1 Erupt!

This is real warfare heavy metal warfare my troops, get to the pit and prepare
Real warfare heavy metal warfare all my troops, get to the pit and prepare

This real warfare ragga metal warfare my troops get to the pit and prepare
Real warfare heavy metal warfare all my troops, get to the pit and prepare

“All crew, let me see your hands in the air? Lighter crew are you entertained?
One thing I wanner know, what do you want blood? Violence you want?
Murder you want? One thing I wanner know? Are you entertained?”

Cause a riot we ah go cause a riot, you flick the switch and I will erupt
Cause a riot we gunner cause a riot, spawn of an evil jungle bastard,
Cause a riot we gunner cause a riot
Cause a riot we ah go cause a riot
Cause a riot we gunner cause a riot
Cause a riot we ah go cause a riot

Ease Up

Ease up and cool out cuz time is running out
Co me say ease up a little ease up a lot
Ease uppa ease uppa ease uppa ease uppa

These times are dangerous even the blind can see
Weapons in those schoolyards with that I can’t agree
That they run out of shots God knows I got to pray
Gun talk and bullet youth choose another way

You no hear Micheal Moore him ah talk
Dem who buy the bullet ah go ignite the spark me say
Me no want what the gunman ah deal
Dem der kind of bargain to I man it don’t appeal

Ease up and cool out coz time is running out
Ease up and cool out the future is in doubt
Ease up and cool out coz time is running out
Ease up

Just press the button and we all go up in flames
We tell the children no yet we play our war games
It’s getting out of hand and growing everyday
We squeeze the trigger yet the problems they remain

Ease up and cool out coz time is running out
Ease up and cool out the future is in doubt
Ease up and cool out yes time is running out
Ease up and cool out the future is in doubt

Gunfire, Satan’s a liar,
pouring on the petrol and the flames are getting higher
Inspire, lyrics catch a fire,
tell the people something that’s what I want and desire
Gunfire, gunfire

Where you going with that gun in your hand?
Thinks that your rough you want to own the land
One day soon your gunner bite the dust
So get your finger of the trigger coz that’s dangerous

Ease up and cool out coz time is running out
Ease up and cool out the future is in doubt
Ease up and cool out yes time is running out
Ease up and cool out the future is in doubt
Ease up

Me no want wha de gunman ah deal
Dem der kind of bargain to I man it don’t appeal
Me no want wha de gunman ah sell
Dem der kinda ting it ah go land you inna hell

Just take a look around man what do you see?
Gunman, dem a turn crazy
Dem fire gun and bullets ah fly and dem ah kill off the youth
Just cool out me Bredrin coz you know it ah de truth!
Ease up and cool out coz time is running out

Choices And Decisions

At first you don’t succeed
Tried and tried again
Worked your hands to bleed
Don’t give up my friendWell in this game called life you got to keep on trying
Don’t make no body push you down and give you pure problem
OI! Life it is for living not for aggravation
When their getting under your skin and trying to cause you tension
You tell them, inside this flesh nuff ah we jusa suffer
And influences they will come take we over
1 think in life I and I must remember
Stand up for something and you’ll hear the oppressor singing

You got to make up your mind
Life, Choices and Decisions
You got to make up your mind
Life, Choices and Decisions
Where do we go there are so many signs
Life, Choices and Decisions
You got to make up your mind
Life, Choices and Decisions

Well well at first you don’t smoke weed but now you’re hooked on smack
You look back over your life and you wish you could go back
Rewind reject it and start it again
You know you wouldn’t end up with this juxtaposition
Right! Inside this flesh nuff ah we jusa suffer
And influences they will come take we over
1 think in life I and I must remember
Stand up for something and you’ll hear the oppressor singing

To follow or to lead
Or do you just pretend?
To pause or to proceed
The choice is yours my friend

Which way do you go? Where you gunner go? I do not know! You see,
Life is one big road with lots of signs, surely you’ll find
You got to make up your mind to face rality all the time
Many ah problem many ah joy
Never you try to take life for a toy
Some doing good lord some doing bad
All of these choices are driving me
Mad, So mad, driving me mad, driving me mad, driving me mad, driving me mad

Life, Choices and Decisions, Life, Choices and Decisions
Life, Choices and Decisions
Life life life life, choose life

Days Like These

What’s going on with earth?
Don’t you know what a life is worth
It’s all getting wilder everyday
No worldwide security, no love there it’s plain to see
And that not the way it’s meant to be
We must be strong
We got to get along
Now look inside yourself
You’ll find the strength to carry on
We must be strong
In so much confusion
They’re playing tit for tat and dem increase the tension

And it’s days like these
When everyone dem really need to come together
Days like these, who wants to live?
We got to live in
Days like these
When everyone dem really need to come together
Days like these, who wants to live?
Live!

So many just out for themselves
And trust in material wealth
You’re building your mansions on the sand
By building new ways of war
You’re breaking and bending the law
And who know’s what’s next
And what is in store?

We must be strong
We got to get along
Now look inside yourself
You’ll find the strength to carry on
We must be strong
In so much confusion
They’re playing tit for tat and dem increase the tension

And it’s days like these
When everyone dem really need to come together
Days like these, who wants to live?
We got to live in
Days like these
When everyone dem really need to come together
Days like these, who wants to live?
Live!

These times we’re living in, head down I cry for sure
One love one aim one heart
We don’t need none of that, we don’t need none of that
These times we’re living in I just can’t take much more
We don’t need none of that, we don’t need none of that

In days like these, and it’s days like these
When everyone dem really need to come together
Days like these, who wants to live?
We got to live in
Days like these
When everyone dem really need to come together
Days like these, we got to live
We got to live in

It’s A Crime

Money mad are you money money mad
Money can make you happy
But it also makes you mad
Money mad are you money money mad
Money can make you happy
But it also makes you mad

Extortionate rates and prices big fat cats taking big slices
Tryin’ maintain bad habits & vices
Sometimes it all feels like you’re in a crisis
Lord

Empty pockets provoke you to go out and hustle
For Ganja or Coke
Even though you are broke
You will kill for a drink
You know that ain’t no joke

Now I’m no judge or jury
And you can see through me
Justice scales ain’t broken, and we are all guilty

It’s a crime, but that’s a price we got to pay
It’s a crime, don’t take my life away
It’s a crime, but that’s a price we got to pay
It’s a crime, don’t take my life away

Money mad what! Money money mad what
Money can make you happy
But it also makes you mad what
Money mad what! Money money mad what
Money can make you happy
But it also makes you!

Not having a penny in your pockets frustrating
When everybody around you seems to be money making
Dipping their hand in the till and just taking
Living it large because of the laws they’re breaking

I’m telling you that I’m broke
But I spent my last pennies on liquor and smokes
Stealing things from my folks
At reality check point you know we all choke

Now I’m no judge or jury
And you can see through me
Justice scales ain’t broken
That’s why we’re all guilty

It’s a crime, but that’s a price we got to pay
It’s a crime, don’t take my life away
It’s a crime, but that’s a price we got to pay
It’s a crime, don’t take my life away

So tell me how you gonna win?
Saying, how we gonna win?
If you ain’t right with in?

It’s a crime, but that’s a price we got to pay
It’s a crime, don’t take my life away
It’s a crime, but that’s a price we got to pay
It’s a crime, don’t take my life away
Money mad money money mad, it’s a crime
Money mad are you money money mad it’s a crime

Money mad!


Jul 10 2010

Welcome to Skindred.com

Welcome to Skindred.com, the Unofficial fan site of the band Skindred.

Skindred has been active since 1998, and so far they have published several albums and made soundtracks for some amazing movies and our favorite game, Need for Speed. Their music precedes them wherever they go, and now when the new tour is on the way in just a few days we will aim to keep you informed.

Check out the Skindred tour dates here on the new Skindred Fan Site.


Jul 10 2010

Skindred Babylon Lyrics

SKINDRED BABYLON LYRICS are the property of the respective authors, artists and labels, the lyrics are provided for educational purposes only.

Babylon Lyrics

Skindred Babylon Cover
Skindred Babylon Cover

Nobody

My sound we come to take over
M.C. you better look over your shoulder
Yea we know we on and on,Oh well now

Nuff ah dem ah come an dem ah try dog we out,
Born down pill we are the ruffneck scouts
Music we make to make the crowd jump up
Crowd get hyped explode and erupt
Blend up the Ragga metal punk hip-hop
Unity sound killer groove non stop
In ah fe dis pit only the strong will survive
Strength and power ago keep dem alive

My sound we come to take over
M.C. you better look over your shoulder
Yea we know we on and on,Oh well now
Skindred we in ah you area
Bring the raucous you know we superior
yer you know we on and on

Nobody gets out of dis ya pit alive
Nobody no body gets out alive
Nobody gets out of dis ya pit alive
Nobody no body gets out alive
Nobody gets out of dis ya pit alive
Come on follow me 1 and 2 and 6 and 7 and 43 and
Nobody gets out of dis ya pit alive

Some ah dem ah come an dem ah try flex with dis
Show dem the ragga punk power and watch dem head twist
Sting like a scorpion buzz like an E
Full force of fist it ago drop plenty
This is what we want and you have got to know
If you think you’re hard star
Come an have a go

My sound we come to take over
M.C. you better look over your shoulder
Yea we know we on and on,Oh well now
Skindred we in ah you area
Bring the raucous you know we superior
yer you know we on and on

Pressure

Buzzing up with a musical attack
Rip it up with a boom sound we no lack
Got the rhythms the dub plat killa tracks
Annihilate and destroy them we do that
Letting them know that ah we come fe
Rock and control again
Ho ho well
Setting the pace in the place
Volume up driving them insane
Oh that’s right
Turn your system down
No weak heart can take it
Burn it to the ground
Watch how we shatters and we break it
Pressure
Stress it just drive them underground
Cannot take the music killa sound
Yeah we turn it up and never down
Pressure Pressure Pressure
Annoying neighbours are banging on your door
Saying that they can’t take your noise no more
Your bass is right in there face sounds murder raw
But ain’t turning it off so call the law
Let them all know that
The rockers is hard and is here to stay
Ho ho well
Tell to move from your step
And back off and just go away
Oh das right
Turn your system down
You know the weak can’t take it
Burn it to the ground
Watch how we shatters and we break it
Pressure
Stress it just drive them underground
Cannot take the music killa sound
Yeah we turn it up but never down
[Repeat]
Pressure Pressure Pressure
Pressure
Temperature rise turn it up the heat feel the pressure
Hold uno head an feel the pain from the pressure
Cannot take the noise coz ah we bring the pressure
No bodder tell we turn the music down hold the pressure
Uno got to got to got hold the pressure
Uno got to got to got hold the pressure
Uno got to got to got hold the pressure
Uno got to got to got hold it
Stress it just drive them underground
Cannot take the music killa sound
Yeah we will turn it up but never down
[Repeat]
Pressure Pressure Pressure

Start First

Now what’s done in the dark must come to light
And some of them ah big up themselves
And ah grown with the badness
Jah know dat no right
You done know you ah fe come again
And renew your sight
In this time of fighting and confusion
Youth and youth dem just caught in pollution
Bear destruction it runs through the nations
Building walls constructing segregation
Time to cool yourself, just cool yourself
We should live in love and health
Uno we start; ah dem start first
Well one of you better give because
The time is gunner get worst
Uno we start first, ah dem start first
And can’t you live together?
Its like we’re all under a curse
Uno we start first, ah dem start first
Well hell is getting hot and into flames its gunner burst
Uno we start first, ah dem start first
And for a little peace you know
The righteous dem ah thirst
Revelation you know that it’s dawning
Jerusalem, God’s time piece in the mourning
Time to wake up and takeoff your make up
Oh ye son and daughter of Jacob
Time to cool yourself, just cool yourself
We should live in love and health
Calling out to all who hear me? Can’t we live in peace?
In this time man ah shot and ah murder
How much more, can we take it much further?
Start first, start first
Well one of you better give because its gunner get worst
Me say start first, start first
Hell is getting hot and into flames its gunner!
Uno we start first, dem start first
For a little peace you know the righteous dem ah!
Uno we start first ah dem start first
Hell is getting hot and in to flames is gunner burst
Co we say
Start first, second, third, fourth, fifth, Last.

Selector

Easy selector cos I know that you’re ruff
And the way you play ya tunes ya know you’re musically tough
I catch your vibe and the way you carry on
An you feel say you wicked as you rock the session
Pull it back know one time dreadlocks beco me no
You addy original don don
Play the B-side this instrumental beg you a piece of the version
Selector pull the tune back me brethren
Selector pull it back again
Selector wheel and come again no man
Selector play the tune again
Selector Selector you got to pull it up, got to pull it up
Selector Selector you got to pick it up you gorra pull it up
Move the decks and try to take up the mic
And show the people in the place you’ve got the skills to excite
You get blanked like your not even there
Even though in ah dem face you just constantly stare
Jack it again I wanna ride the rhythm I wanna rock the rhythm
Now pull it up up up up up
Murder the tune now with a subsonic boom
Das how we rock out the room now pull it up up up up up
Selector pull the tune again me brethren
Selector pull it back again
Selector wheel and come again no man
Selector play the tune again
Selector Selector you got to pull it up, got to pull it up
Selector Selector you got to pick it up you gorra pull it up
[Chorus]
Pull it up one time Selector
BOOM!!!

Bruises

All I want to do is make the people rock
But them I heard dem der words
I never trusted you lot
And why don’t you go back to Africa
From I heard that sound these a vibe non-stop, right?
Round 1, i’ll tie you up in knots
You caught me with a right, is that all you got?
Let’s make our way to the parking lot
Coz I know one of us have got to drop
Winners losers mind confuser
Step in the ring and you know get bruises
Winners losers mind confuser
Jump inna de ring and you know you get bruises
Winners losers mind confuser
People should know better
It’s not hard or it’s not clever
Dem ah walk in a drunkard crew
And dem are look violence
Through intoxication
They want to start a confrontation
But they ain’t got the sense or co-ordination
Who you looking at? For pray clowns be storking
All liquored up, pay no mind keep walking
Wrong move there in your face for a fight
To explode with a right upper cut dynamite
He’s had enuff he ain’t getting up
He’s had enuff he ain’t getting up
He’s had enuff he ain’t getting up
He’s had enuff he ain’t getting up
Winners losers mind confuser
Jump in the ring and you know get bruises
Winners losers mind confuser
Jump inna de ring and you know you get bruises
Winners losers mind confuser
He’s had enuff he ain’t getting up
He’s had enuff he ain’t getting up
He’s had enuff he ain’t getting up
Winners losers mind confuser
Step in the ring and you know get bruises
Winners losers mind confuser
Jump inna de ring and you know you get bruises
Winners losers mind confuser
Bruises
Bruises

Set It Off

We in ah heavy weight style and we kick it
Know we inner de zone and we mash it
And we go home and we make the room tear down
Das what de dred come fe do
I know the people understand
When they see the dredder with the mic in ah me hand
We make the vibe just cool when you see we rocking
Heavy weight we got the fuel
Yer you know we tear it up coming with the action
Yer you know we’re on top
Yer you know we’re like a bomb
Ready to go off we got the ammunition
Yer you know that it’s on
DJ rocks the place from dust till dawn anner
Co you know that it’s on
We tears it up from dusk till dawn
Kill them with the rhythm
Coz we come to set it off, set it off
Yah know say we come fe set it off, set it off
Yah know say we come fe set it off, set it off
You know that we come fe set it off, set it off
You know that we come fe set it off, set it off
You know say we come fe set it off
Know we’ve stated what we want in ah der place
Now its up to you to move your body to the bass
We’re hitting hard and coming strong
As you’re jumping around you coulder never do no wrong
Set up the sound and make it rock
Coming with the power musically can’t stop
We no want no negative in ah der place
Stepping up a gear we got the bass you can taste
Come follow me one and two an
[Chorus]
You know the people dem ah rock and everything is just fine
We no need no violence we no need no crime
And if you deal with that dem dial 999 babylon will beat you up
And put you back in to line rude boy its you I man talking to
Yer man
[Chorus]
Set it off Ginger Ford him in ah A1 Class
Set it off Danite Pea him in ah A1 Class
Set it off Benji Singer in ah A1 Class
Set it off Jeff Rose him in ah A1 Class
Kill them with the rhythm coz we come to set it off

Firing The Love

You’re just a big Jinel,
Loves hate professional
Charlatan, Now who can tell?
They’ll take you straight to hell
Love burns perpetual
Locked in a broken cell
Grave passion is denied
Guilty of what? She cried

Am in love with you but are you in love with me
Firing the love what, firing the love what
Firing the love firing the ho

Wrong move you’ll break your neck
Its time you come correct
Give thanks 4 daily bread
Go wash your dirty head

The original troglodyte
Dressed up like dolomite
One match the worlds alight
Dogma can make you fight

Am in love with you but are you in love with me
Firing the love what, firing the love what
Firing the love firing the ho

How much do you love me but i hate you love
Am in love with you but are you in love with me
Firing the love what, firing the love what
Firing the love firing the ho

Fishy in the water fishy in the sea
Who’d you love best fishy or me

Tears

This just aint fair
What you trying do to me
Trying make me crazy
Telling me just how it should be
And ive got to know
Which way are we gunner go
Gunner take it fast or slow
But with you I never know

Its never the same these things that your saying
And who is to blame this world it is swaying

I know when youre lying
Theres no point in crying

Well if thats how the girl is treating you man,
youre out of your mind
She is disrespecting the programme
and you cant see the signs
The girls shes got you like a puppet,
man youre deaf or youre blind

Blackmail you throw
Using me emotionally
That aint how it should be
Lock me up and eat the key
Let your love flow
Thats the way its meant to be
Love should flow more easily
Theres enough for you and me

Its never the same these game that youre playing
And who is to blame my world it is swaying

I know when youre lying
Theres no point in crying
Those crocodile tears wont work
Stop using your tears

World Domination

De Dread ah come
De Dread ah come
De Dread ah come co come co come
De Dread ah come what
De Dread ah come what
De Dread ah come co come co come
World domination equals world suffocation
Yer its dread out there you know
Earth confrontation equals earth segregation
Yer its dread out there you know
Man mutilation scientific innovation
Yer its dread out there you know
Chemical reaction could reduce the population
Yer you know they’re trying to fix me
But then they break me down again
Yer you know they’re trying to fix me
And I can’t take no
More domination
Your domination
Biologic hazard’s causing world deterioration
Yer its dread out there you know
Adding to palliation environmental situation
Yer its dread out there you know
Chemical reaction would reduce the population
Yer its dread out there you know
Yer you know they’re trying to fix me
But then they break me down again
Yer you know they’re trying to fix me
And I can’t take no
More domination
Your domination
Yer its dread out there you know
Yer its dread out there you know
Yer its dread out there you know

The Fear

Time for talking to, work it all out
Can not the pressure nuff addy youth dem ah shot
Children suffering screams are in vain
An they’re dealing with the tormenting again and again
Time for stalling lets work it all out
Some will use the tongue to spit their venom about
Sticks and stones hurt and words they can kill
Harassment and oppression, why can’t people just chill
The rude boys are coming so get out of here
Find a place to hide because nuff youth dem ah fear
Stand in ah dem way you know you will disappear
The rude boys are coming and I, I just don’t fear
We don’t fear rude boy get out of here
With your bully boy tactics you disappear
Don’t fear rude gal get out of here
With your bad gal business, disappear
In the play yard the battle is on
And who is going to tell them
That their vibes dem is wrong
Teachers shouting lets sort this out
But when she turns her back
They smack you straight in the mouth
Gunner get you with intimidation
Stand up and be counted cause a counteraction
Turn the tables to know how it feels
You would want them to stop if it was them on your heels
The rude boys are coming so get out of here
Find a place to hide because nuff youth dem ah fear
Stand in ah dem way you know you will disappear
The rude boys are coming and I,
I just don’t fear
We don’t fear rude boy get out of here
With your bully boy tactics you disappear
Don’t fear rude gal get out of here
With your bad gal business, disappear

Babylon

Know this ones dedicated to the police dem you know Liar
Cause some of them is wicked and them good for nothing
And dem love pick upon people
And dem think der no right
And I man come to show you dat
Alright alright alright alright
So we kick it up because you
So we kick it up because you
So we kick it up because you
So we kick it up because you know we good to go
One for the money and three for the show
Warning for you and here’s a warning for me
No bodder test the beast it coulder end up nasty
Stop you on the street without a reason
Search through your pockets under suspicion
Everybody in ya is a prime suspect
Gone are the days where they serve and protect
Learn babylon learn babylon learn
Play with fire you must get burn
[Repeat]
Danger you know that the fire is burning, seen
Danger you know that the fire is burning, gworn
[Repeat]
Babylon hear this
From I was a yoot police ah give me a hard time
They said I looking like a crook and you’re destined for crime
Positive police me never met much of dem
An the one’s down pill cause most the problems
Driving up and down dem ah check an dem ah stare
Look out natty dread locks you best beware
Why can’t they be like the ones on the bill
Who never ever curse or they never ever kill
[Chorus]
[middle 8]
Danger Selector Enter
Danger you know that the fire is burning
Danger you know that the fire is burning
Gworn danger gworn danger
Babylon
Whoop whoop das the sound of the police
Whoop whoop das the sound of the beast
Learn babylon learn babylon la la la
Learn babylon learn babylon la la la
Learn babylon learn babylon la la la
Learn babylon learn babylon la la la
Learn

The Beginning Of Sorrows

Roots
Take Head that no man should decieve you
For many shall come and try to lead you
You’ll hear of wars and rumours will set
Yet be not troubled it’s not the time yet
It is written now it is written now
It’s the beginning of sorrows
The beginning of the beginning of
The beginning of sorrows

For nations rising against nations
Kingdoms fighting against kingdoms
There shall be famine world-shaking pesteilence
Yet be not troubled it’s not the end yet
It is written now it is written now
It’s the beginning of sorrows

Fear not my brethren and my sistren
Jah light soon come fear not my brethren
I have great new, Jah manifestation

The beginning of sorrows
The beginning of sorrows
The beginning of sorrows
The beginning of sorrows


Jul 9 2010

Skindred Discography

Skindred had a tough time at first, but after they managed to finally publish their first album, Babylon, things started to look better for them. So far they have three albums, the last one was published last year and they are currently preparing for a tour. Here is the list of their albums and songs covered on each of them.

Babylon

Babylon

Babylon

Released July 2002
31 August 2004

Label Lava/Bieler Bros.

Producer Howard Benson

1.    “Intro”  0:28
2.    “Nobody”  3:56
3.    “Pressure”  3:31
4.    “Start First”  2:49
5. Â Â Â “Interlude 1″Â Â 0:16
6.    “Selector”  2:23
7.    “Bruises”  2:42
8.    “We Want”  3:01
9. Â Â Â “Interlude 2″Â Â 0:28
10.    “Set It Off”  3:03
11.    “Firing The Love”  3:37
12.    “Tears”  3:00
13.    “World Domination”  3:00
14.    “The Fear”  3:46
15. Â Â Â “Interlude 3″Â Â 0:26
16.    “Babylon”  3:34
17.    “The Beginning Of Sorrows”  11:06
Total length:
51:06

Roots Rock Riot

roots rock riot

Roots Rock Riot

Released October 23, 2007

Label Bieler Bros.

Producer Matt Squire

1. “Roots Rock Riot”  3:02
2. “Trouble”  3:49
3. “Rat Race”  3:22
4. “State of Emergency”  4:03
5. “Alright”  3:09
6. “Destroy the Dancefloor”  3:44
7. “Rude Boy for Life”  4:11
8. “Killing Me”  4:19
9. “Spit out the Poison”  3:47
10. “Cause Ah Riot”  3:05
11. “Ease Up”  4:00
12. “Choices and Decisions”  4:39[4]
13. “Days Like These”  3:42
14. “It’s a Crime”

Shark Bites And Dog Fights

Shark Bites and Dog Fights

Shark Bites and Dog Fights

Released September 21, 2009

Label Bieler Bros.

Producer Matt LePlant

1.    “Stand for Something”  4:06
2.    “You Can’t Stop It”  3:53
3.    ” Electric Avenue[4]”  3:10
4.    “Calling All Stations”  3:34
5.    “Corrupted”  3:36
6.    “Who Are You”  5:04
7.    “Days Like These”  3:36
8.    “Invincible”  3:58