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Burning Spear — Hallelujah
Album: Calling Rastafari
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Released: 1999
Length: 6:24
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Chorus:
Yes hallelujah come free me
Come free me come free me
Yes hallelujah com free me
Come free me come free me

Come free me brothers
Come free me sisters
Come free me people
From this living evil
Let us form a circle of life
With strong hopes
Let us form a circle of life
With trong hopes
To overcome this evil
Yes this living evil
To overcome this evil
Yes this living evil

Chorus

It won't be too long
The evil going down a falling down
Laying down
It won't be too long
The evil going down a falling down
Laying down
Come let's rejoice
Come let us say horay
Come let's rejoice
Come let us say horay

Chorus

Tears running down
Tear of joy
Tears running down
Tears of happiness
Tears running down
Freedom

Chorus

Be patient
Yes be patient my people
Be patient
Yes be patient my people
Let's tell it to the world
Hallelujah he will free us
Let's tell it to the world

Chorus

Hallelujah today
Hallelujah tomorrow
Hallelujah all the way

I can see my parents again
I can see my momy again
I can see my daddy again
I can see my granny again
Thank you hallelujah

Chorus
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Genial Reggae. Del mejor. Gran presencia música africana que le da más valor.
I like the Rasta emphasis on the last syllable : Hallu-Jah. Very Black Hebraic. Great used of horns and percussion.
Roll me a fat one and I will chill😎
Just the sound and thought needed for all the work to be done today :)
 We need more of this....more roots and dub music please.
Bless, easy 8 from me
 fredriley wrote:

Probably not, but then songs don't always have to be beautiful, intellectual or eclectic. This, like much of reggae, is a hymn for the faithful, which the unfaithful can also bop along to. Simple song, simple message. I can't be doing with the lyrics, as an atheist, but the sound gets my feet tapping independently from my rational mind. Which, arguably, is the function of a lot of music: to bypass the frontal cortex and go straight to the fun-loving Zaphod Beeblebrox pleasure centres :o)

Reggae is the equivalent of Songs of Praise, but an awful lot more fun and danceable.

 
Well said. I find a nice long slow reggae tune a refreshing addition to the eclectic playlist here. I hadn't heard this before, thanks Bill.
 fredriley wrote:

Probably not, but then songs don't always have to be beautiful, intellectual or eclectic. This, like much of reggae, is a hymn for the faithful, which the unfaithful can also bop along to. Simple song, simple message. I can't be doing with the lyrics, as an atheist, but the sound gets my feet tapping independently from my rational mind. Which, arguably, is the function of a lot of music: to bypass the frontal cortex and go straight to the fun-loving Zaphod Beeblebrox pleasure centres :o)

Reggae is the equivalent of Songs of Praise, but an awful lot more fun and danceable.

 I"d rather listen to Gospel in that case. and no, I'm not a Christian.

 gypsy222 wrote:
Please NO! Not the extended mix!!!!
 
Oh yass, YAAAASS it's the extended mix for you, my friend.
Muahhahahahaaaa!!  {#Devil_pimp}
{#Bounce}
 fredriley wrote:

Probably not, but then songs don't always have to be beautiful, intellectual or eclectic. This, like much of reggae, is a hymn for the faithful, which the unfaithful can also bop along to. Simple song, simple message. I can't be doing with the lyrics, as an atheist, but the sound gets my feet tapping independently from my rational mind. Which, arguably, is the function of a lot of music: to bypass the frontal cortex and go straight to the fun-loving Zaphod Beeblebrox pleasure centres :o)

Reggae is the equivalent of Songs of Praise, but an awful lot more fun and danceable.

 
Amen to that brother
 marycrichards wrote:
How about the Hallelujah from Jeff Buckley, or Leonard Cohen? much more intellectual, eclectic and at the very least beautiful, none of which apply to this song
 
Probably not, but then songs don't always have to be beautiful, intellectual or eclectic. This, like much of reggae, is a hymn for the faithful, which the unfaithful can also bop along to. Simple song, simple message. I can't be doing with the lyrics, as an atheist, but the sound gets my feet tapping independently from my rational mind. Which, arguably, is the function of a lot of music: to bypass the frontal cortex and go straight to the fun-loving Zaphod Beeblebrox pleasure centres :o)

Reggae is the equivalent of Songs of Praise, but an awful lot more fun and danceable.
The Burning Spear needs more respect! We need more reggae in this world for peace and unity...
 
Garbage. :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated:
Please stop. This is the wrong song for an extended mix! :cry:
are you kidding me? an extended mix? why? :evil:
shut up!!!
Originally Posted by mille44: This Song Blows! :frustrated:
Yes. It has a high yuck factor.
This Song Blows! :frustrated:
There is nothing like a live Burning Spear show and this soothing tune helps transport me there. He and his crew could teach Ben Harper a few things about the heart and soul of reggae.
Originally Posted by marycrichards: How about the Hallelujah from Jeff Buckley, or Leonard Cohen? much more intellectual, eclectic and at the very least beautiful, none of which apply to this song.
I highly agree, this song is just... there, which is not a good thing. :rolleyes:
How about the Hallelujah from Jeff Buckley, or Leonard Cohen? much more intellectual, eclectic and at the very least beautiful, none of which apply to this song.
:frustrated: I'll tune in later and see if this has gone away. Later, he added . . . I have learned, sadly enough, that this song is one of those that gets "stuck" in my head, and I hear the hook repeated over and over when I'm doing mundane things like mowing the lawn. "Stuck" songs drive me nuts. They compete with the other voices in my head, and the voices particularly don't like this song. Argh. ;)
Originally Posted by fluorophore: hallelu-JAH.. this needs help
Well, it IS the same word! Hallelujah is Hebrew for "Praise the Lord" in which "Halal" means "Praise", and "Jah" is a short form of "Jahweh" or "Jehova", the name of God. So, Burning spear isn't playing wordgames here, or seeing something that isn't there!
Please NO! Not the extended mix!!!! :frustrated: :frustrated:
Originally Posted by tbase: Like their cover on Deadicated, this one seems to get worse every time I hear it. Feels like I've heard this every time I've listened to RP in the past few weeks. Seems like a "Truncated Mix" is what's called for here. :(
couldn't agree more tbase. that "extended mix" makes me cringe :)
Like their cover on Deadicated, this one seems to get worse every time I hear it. Feels like I've heard this every time I've listened to RP in the past few weeks. Seems like a "Truncated Mix" is what's called for here. :(
Zzzzzzzzzzzz.. one more like this and it is bedtime. Make it stop.
hallelu-JAH.. this needs help
please stop :frustrated:
I hate mixes on principle, because they dstroy the integrity of the individual songs. In this particular case, I got sick of the refrain after the first 10 repeats. How many times does it repeat itself--666 times? Probably a great musical choice for people toking themselves into a stupor, however!
Originally Posted by rcurrier: Saw the song title on the web site, so I started up iTunes to listen. Imagine my disappointment when it had nothing to do with Britney in flames. :(
ROFLMAO! :clap:
Saw the song title on the web site, so I started up iTunes to listen. Imagine my disappointment when it had nothing to do with Britney in flames. :(