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Burning Spear — Farover
Album: Farover
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Released: 1982
Length: 4:09
Plays (last 30 days): 2
As far as your eyes can see,
You will be seeing the children of the Most High.
Twelve tribes of Israel, from creation, over the mountain side.
(Farover) - farover the mountain side.
(Farover) - as far as your eyes can see.
Farover.

We want the colour of the Nazarene,
The colour of the Nazarene:
Red, gold and green.

We want it, we want it.. (farover)
(Farover) - I see it so high, so high.
(Farover) - farover the mountain side.
Farover the mountain side.
Farover.

What about the colour of Marcus Garvey?
(Farover, farover) - colour of Marcus Garvey:
Red, green and black.
We want it, we want it.
I see it so high, so high.
(Farover) - I said farover.
(Farover) - farover, farover.
I see it so high, so high.
(Farover)
(Farover)

Good knows truth follows together. (?)
Good knows truth follows together. (?)
You wave it, you wave it, you wave it,
I see it so high, so high.
(Farover)
I said so farover!
(Farover, farover)

As far as your eyes can see,
You will be seeing the children of the Most High.
Twelve tribes of Israel, from creation.
(Farover, farover)
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Wow...flashback.  I used to watch these guys play at a small local venue in Berkeley back in the 80's (Ashkenaz).  I was in high school at the time so my buddy and I used to walk down to the show and watch the band through the big glass windows in front for free.  As i recall, these guys played pretty regularly there.  It was not too far from The Gilman St project where Green Day got their start.  
 DaidyBoy wrote:

Not sure, but I think the Police predated this by about a year.  

 
Either way, this musical style predates both songs by almost 2 decades.
 kingart wrote:
Gee, the Police somehow seem to have—channeled—Burning Spear. 
Not just the genre or style, but the melody too.  Burning Spear in the Material World. 

There is no political solution.
Well, that somehow seems to be evident these days, no matter who is singing the lyrics.
 
Not sure, but I think the Police predated this by about a year.  
Nice to hear this. Hard CD to find. Awesome groove, entire album!
One of da best.
More reggae please
 
Snowing here...more Sunshine Reggae Billmaan!  {#Fire} RadioRon
Gee, the Police somehow seem to have—channeled—Burning Spear. 
Not just the genre or style, but the melody too.  Burning Spear in the Material World. 

There is no political solution.
Well, that somehow seems to be evident these days, no matter who is singing the lyrics.

dig it
I like it
love it!!
Nice groove.....  :-)
I was listening from another room just now and thought that Burning Spear's cover of the Grateful Dead's "Estimated Prophet" was playing. Sounds very similar. 
Upvote for playing any reggae track I haven't heard 100 times before.
In the name of all that's holy, someone make it stop. 
Very nice music!
I appreciate hearing this. Thanks for playing.
Martha + Spear. Yeah!
I don't get the hate.  solid 8 from me.  I love listening to Winston Rodney.
That's it Martha and Muffins to Burning Spear - I'm sending some $$
 Pyro wrote:
Reggae is musically boring. One chord, one rhythm. Lyrics are the saving grace, most of the time.
 
ha ha poor you...
 Pyro wrote:
Reggae is musically boring. One chord, one rhythm. Lyrics are the saving grace, most of the time.
 

pretty broad brush you're painting with there, though this song is an admittedly poor example of the genre
 Pyro wrote:
Reggae is musically boring. One chord, one rhythm. Lyrics are the saving grace, most of the time.
 
Except when the lyrics are preaching religion, which I find unwelcome in any sort of music.  I like Dub a great deal because it's fun, but trad Reggae is just slow, mopey, simplistic and dull in all but the most competent hands.

Pyro wrote:
Reggae is musically boring. One chord, one rhythm. Lyrics are the saving grace, most of the time.
I spent three months in the Cayman Islands in 1991 working on a project. 98% of the live music was reggae. It about killed me, I don't know what was worst, the music or bar elbow! The water and diving is what saved me. I got to get back there. With the exchange rate the way it is now, it would be cheaper to go else where though....
Great artist!! Enjoyed him and his band live on the Reggae Jam in Cologn. *sigh* On the other hand I've to criticise the sequel to 'Blondie' is not 'Alpha Blondie'. :cheesygrin:
Pyro wrote:
Reggae is musically boring. One chord, one rhythm. Lyrics are the saving grace, most of the time.
...but in my opinion reggae meets the rhythm of heart and therefore is everything else than boring...
Reggae is musically boring. One chord, one rhythm. Lyrics are the saving grace, most of the time.
add estimated prophet! classic,...nice grateful dead redo~
not sure this song is among Burning Spear's best...they have been skanking for 33 years now! I prefer tracks from their Jah Kingdom and Mek We Dweet albums, tbh.
Uh! Grooving in my office chair. I wish there were more reggae on RP, especially Burning Spear and Buju Banton. There is already a pretty good selection of Marley songs. Keep the Spear Burning!
:moon:
I can remember when I could still dance to reggae, feel somewhat included as a fellow anti-imperialist and pop- cultural revolutionary (or fellow traveller)I realize for most it\'s probably got more to do with ganga and Caribbean ambiance. And then came the day, back in the eighties, when I got up to dance at a gig by a local Vancouver reggae band, WITH ANOTHER MAN :eek: Enough room on the dance floor that we were generally visable. Big faux pas . Did that room ever go cold, including band members who I was on friendly terms with from the vegetarian restaurant where I was the chef. After that I found it harder to merely suspend judgement about Rastafarian beliefs, or groove to reggae. :moon: :moon: :moon: :moon: :moon: :moon:
Sounds great. :cool:
Ray-gay just never sat well with me. I could take it or leave it, though I\'m tending toward the latter.
Playing Burning Spear just made you that much cooler! Jah Mon! :clap: :p