Skindred Roots Rock Riot Lyrics

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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!


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