Thursday, July 24, 2008




This is the 3rd track of the Messian Dread album "Showcase".

More Roots music, this one in steppers rhythm. With timbales on the 2nd and 4th count, this one applies a rhythm that you can hear a lot in Misty in Roots great live album "Live at Countervision".

The lyrics were written way back in around 1988, but the music is completely different.

First there is the vocal part, then the horns play a part of the theme before echo's and other effects enter the mix and the tune is completely transformed, in Jamaican old skool style!


Only a foolish man build a house on the sand
Only a foolish man build a house on that land
Only a foolish man say that Jah Jah is dead
Only a foolish man will bless his own bread
Only a fool with life his life alone
Without Jah to stand by his side
Without Jah to guide him with light

Only a foolish man ignore Jah Jah truth
Only a foolish man reject what is good
Only a foolish man is trodding bad ways
Only a foolish man is sleeping this days
Only a fool will live his life alone
Without Jah to stand by his side
Without Jah to guide him with light

Only a wize man is longing for Jah
Only a wize man living with Jah
Only Jah Jah will give his life meaning
Only Jah Jah will guide him all day


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