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Jahmark & the Soulshakers Kingston, Jamaica

JAHMARK & The SOULSHAKERS
are an unstoppable force of nature. The group's leader, Jahmark, is a gifted singer/songwriter, dynamic performer and entertainer. He was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, and the authenticity of his craft definitely shines through.
He is accompanied by his sizzling Soulshakers band, and together they proudly carry the roots reggae music torch forward.
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Track Name: I Want To Know What Love Is
Yes rude boy! We deh ya!
Foreigner! You hafi love it!

Got to take a little time
A little time to think things over
Got to read between the lines
In case I need it when I'm older

This mountain I must climb
Feels like the world upon my shoulder
Through the clouds I see light shine
Keeps me warm as the world grows colder

In my life there's been heartache and pain
And I don't know if I can face it again
Can't stop now I've traveled so far
To change this lonely life

I want to know what love is
I want you to show me
I want to know what love is
I know you can show me

Yes love, love is what the whole world need
Youths in the ghetto dem a try fi succeed
Yes love, spliff, wisdom weed
No have no time fi the jealousy and greed
Yes love, love is what the whole world need
Come together and we plant two seed(s)
Yes love, spliff, wisdom weed
Come together no matter color not creed

Got to take a little time
A little time to look around me
Got nowhere to hide
Looks like love has finally found me

Repeat Bridge - "In my life there's been heartache and pain…"
Repeat Chorus - "I want to know what love is…"
Repeat Rap Section - " Yes love, love is what the whole world need…"
Track Name: Toy Gun
Toy gun, when the youth dem grow up
Seh dem want the real one
Go a town and fiyah shot a bam-bam-bam
Happen when you gi(ve) the little youth toy gun

Johnny grow up in the ghetto
Johnny had to survive
Some time(s) fiyah shot
Just to stay alive
One day Johnny luck run leave Johnny dry
Johnny mother gone a funeral
Just a bawl out her eye

Repeat Chorus - "Toy gun, when the youth dem grow up…"

Put down the gun youth, put down the gun
Put down the gun and get an education
When you kill one another dat a Babylon plan
Crips and Bloods you got to overstand

Repeat Chorus - "Toy gun, when the youth dem grow up…"

JAH Rastafari up in Heaven mek the birds and the bees
While man mek gun and kill for money
Some fiyah magnum, some fiyah Remington
Peace on earth, every youth's a Rastaman

Repeat Chorus - "Toy gun, when the youth dem grow up…"
Repeat Bridge - "Put down the gun youth, put down the gun…"
Repeat Chorus -"Toy gun, when the youth dem grow up…"

Put down the gun youth, put down the gun
Put down the gun and get a(n) education
When you kill one another dat a Babylon plan
Rema and Tivoli got to overstand

Repeat Chorus - "Toy gun, when the youth dem grow up…"
Track Name: Love Power
Stop the separation in our Father's sacred land
One world, one nation, one-a, one-a rainbow kindgdom
I wish that you could see what a beautiful world this could be
If we could only realize that the captives must be free
Stop holding down the youths Mr. Babylon, oo-oo-ooh
Cause everyone's entitled
And everyone JAH chosen, let it shine

Love power, let it shine on
Love power, love power is what the
The little children need

Where's your dreadlock crown
All you Nazarene kings and queens
Two thousand years of brainwash education
Led us captive in American dream
Where I see the barber-man, yes I see the barber-man
Cutting down the living trees everyday
Trying to cover up the Nazarene kingdom
Where there is

Repeat Chorus - "Love power, let it shine on…"

No matter where you come from
Take my hand, together we are going
Our triumphant return
Into the heart of the garden
Time Magazine, flying machine, a wise man say
Stop leading the youths away mister tricky man
From this magical garden

Love power, each and every hour
Love power, seh it sweet not sour
Love power, starving children get dem supper
Love power, JAH-JAH rainbow shower

The eagle and the bear they are stumbling
The conquering lion stretching and yawning arising
The eagle and the bear still recruiting
Our little sons and daughters
The conquering lion arise in this time I-tecting
And he's a-coming with that

Repeat Chorus - "Love power, let it shine on…"

Black man, please don't you hate the white man
White man, how could you hate the black man?
When will you begin to overstand
We're all coming from the very same one
JAH put man and woman in the middle of the garden
Not your nuclear bomb
So if you're talking to me about power
You'd better come good man
And are you coming with that...

Repeat Chorus - "Love power, let it shine on…"
Repeat Rap Section - "Love power, each and every hour…"

Love power, when you(r) vibes get feeble
Love power, dis a good over evil
Love power, 'nuff food deh 'pon the table
Love power, are you willing and able?
Track Name: Reggae On U.S.A.
I'd love to paint this land
The color of my dream
All mankind is a rainbow
Red, gold and green
Brother Stevie jammin'
'Til the break of dawn
Hard-core reggae got the fat boys
Got them turned on, on and on

Reggae dub it reggae… reggae, reggae on U.S.A.
Reggae dub it reggae… reggae, reggae on U.S.A.
Reggae jam it reggae… reggae, reggae on U.S.A.
Reggae jam it reggae… reggae, reggae on U.S.A.

Ooh, ooh… Right!
Ooh, ooh… Gwaan!
Ooh, ooh… Flash it!

Brothers on the corner rapping that rap
To the beat y'all, don't stop y'all
Some break-dancing, (some) smoking that crack
Along comes the dread with his dub-machine
Hands in the air
This is a reggae-attack, seen?!
Stick it up!

Repeat Chorus - "Reggae dub it reggae…reggae, reggae on U.S.A…."
Repeat Bridge - "Ooh, ooh…Right!..."

From the west coast, Californi-a
Over to the east coast, the big apple, yeah
All the party people starting to say
Punky reggae music is here to stay
What you talking 'bout? Check it out!

Repeat Chorus - "Reggae dub it reggae…reggae, reggae on U.S.A…."

Reggae, reggae, reggae, reggae, reggae, reggae
Reggae, reggae, reggae, reggae, reggae, reggae
Reggae, Aaow!
Reggae rock it reggae, reggae, reggae on U.S.A.
Reggae rock it reggae, reggae, reggae on U.S.A.

Repeat Chorus - "Reggae dub it reggae…reggae, reggae on U.S.A…."
Track Name: Thinking Of You
Always thinking of you
Not one day goes by
Yes I'm always thinking
Ski-ba-da-ba-dap-ba you
You're the apple of my eye

Come on over and gimme your love girl
Gonna come and give you my love girl
Can you feel this love I'm feeling?
Can you feel it like I do?
Iím saying…

Ooh Lord, such a groovy feeling that I'm
Feeling, yes I'm feeling, I'm saying…
Ooh child, what a good vibration
And I feel it coming around
Can you feel it coming around?

Repeat Chorus - "Always thinking of you…"
Repeat Verse - "Come on over and gimme your love girl…"

Ooh Lord, such an irie feeling that I'm
Feeling, yes I'm feeling, I'm saying…
Ooh child, what a good vibration
And I feel it coming around
Can you feel it coming around?

My little apple, apple a' mi own two eye(s)
Come mek-a Jamma sing you a little lullaby
Hush little baby, girl no cry
Jamma come fi tuck you inna beddy-bye-bye
My little apple, apple a' mi own two eye(s)
Come on over won't you give JAH love a try
I-shence, candle-light, a little sweet caress
A little Jamma lovin' girl inna yu best interest

Sunshine and rain, a little joy and pain
Meet to part, not the end
Part to meet, again and again

Repeat Chorus - "Always thinking of you…"
Repeat Verse - "Come on over and gimme your love girl…"
Repeat Bridge - "Ooh Lord, such an irie feeling that I'm…"
Repeat Rap Section - "My little apple, apple a' mi own two eye(s)…"
Track Name: Dancehall
Ram we a ram, jam we a jam
Ram we a ram, jam we a jam

We come fi ram dancehall
Ram-up the dance-a-hall
We come fi ram dancehall
Ram-up the dance-a-hall

Dancehall music rule the area tonight
Dancehall not the place to get uptight
Dancehall dance away your troubles tonight
Dancehall dancing 'til a morning light

Repeat Chorus - "We come fi ram dancehall…"

Dancehall music rule the area tonight
Dancehall not the place to fuss an' fight
Dancehall dance away your worries tonight
Dancehall dancing 'til a morning light

Repeat Chorus - "We come fi ram dancehall…"

Dem mek the gun, the ammunition
Dem mek the bomb fi oppress everyone
The Rastaman do what he can
Inna dancehall and the dancehall ram
We gi(ve) you the rhythm, gi(ve) you the rhyme
And everyone a-just a-rockin in time
Gi(ve) you the rhythm, gi(ve) you the rhyme
And everyone a-just a-rockin in time

Repeat Chorus - "We come fi ram dancehall…"
Dancehall healer, JAH a mi guide
All deceiver(s) seh mi naw tek no bribe
Must be strong, try to get along
No one no better than the next one
So we join hand(s) and heart(s) in the dancehall tonight
Say a little prayer before we turn down the light(s)
Join hand(s) and heart(s) in the dancehall tonight
Say a little prayer before we turn down the light(s)

Repeat Chorus - "We come fi ram dancehall…"

Dancehall ram, ram we a ram
Session jam, jam we a jam
Dancehall ram, ram we a ram
Session jam, jam we a jam
Dancehall ram, ram we a ram
Session jam, jam we a jam
Dancehall ram, ram we a ram
Session jam, a jam, a jam
A jam, a jam, a jam
Ugh! Fla-la-la-la!
Track Name: Lovelight
The lights gone out in electric city
Getting so hard for us to see
So I put a little oil in my lamp
For us tonight
To light the way for you and me

I want to turn you on
Want to turn you on little children
We've got to turn that lovelight on

So many roads in life
That we could travel little children
Go to school, make sure that you can read the signs
Too much candy gonna rot your teeth
Can't find love on no dead-end street
Come together rainbow children
And we make ends meet

One kind word, whoh-oo-ah, turn(s) away anger
Two kind words and life could be a little sweeter
Three kind words, ha-ha-ha
A little joy and laughter
Natty tired of the come what may
So I'm standing here today to turn you on

Repeat Chorus - "I want to turn you on…"

I just can't forget all those nice times a yard
Everyone irie even though sometimes life hard
I take a walk with my brethren Birdman
We gone a Heywood Hall
And we see sister Jacqueline
She a gather firewood, a-she a gather fire…

Repeat Chorus - "I want to turn you on…"
Scat

Turn on you(r) lovelight and mek it shine so bright
Touch everyone inna di dancehall tonight
Turn on you(r) lovelight gathering up the youth(s) dem tonight
Red, gold and green dat a di guiding light
Turn on you(r) lovelight, meet I at di crossroads tonight
Guide you through the thickest fog on the darkest night
Turn on you(r) lovelight gathering up the youth(s) dem tonight
And everygoody get so upful and bright

Heaven gates are open little children
Heaven gates are open little children
What are you waiting for? What are you waiting for?
And won't you step right in
Said the brave lion to the little lamb
I will protect you, JAH will protect us

Repeat Chorus - "I want to turn you on…"
Track Name: Cover Me
It's been a long, long, long, long time
Since I got a little loving
The fire is burning and my tea-pot is bubbling
Come on sweet darling, let's do it again, do it again
This time we are going to seventh heaven

Baby, come on and cover me with your love
Darling, come on and shower me with your love
Baby, come on and cover me with your love
Darling, come on and shower me with your love

Cover me, shower me, cover me, shower me
Cover me, shower me, cover me, shower me
Cover me

By the way you are moving, rub-a-dub grooving
I can tell you are feeling, realizing
That this love we share so pure and true
Heaven sent mama, just like-a tea for two

Repeat Chorus - "Baby, come on and cover me with your love…"
Repeat Bridge - "Cover me, shower me, cover me, shower me…"

In the house of love we shall abide
Almighty God be our guide
And when we're moving side by side
Sweet harmony, let's go for a car ride

Repeat Chorus - "Baby, come on and cover me with your love…"

Come on and cover me, and
Then you shower me
Come on and cover me, and
Then you shower me
Come on and cover me, and
Then you shower me
Come on and cover me, ooh
Cover me with your love,
Shower me with your love
Cover me with your love,
Shower me with your love
Cover me with your love,
Shower me with your love
Track Name: Soul Jammin'
There's a silence in my heart
Poetic mystery
In the chaos I travel
Lost like a refugee
My spirits in shambles
There's a ghost where I lay
The past is a gamble
There is darkness everyday

And I'm-a soul jammin'
Yes I'm-a soul jammin'
Soul jammin', reaching out to my Lord

The pain is an hour-glass, slip-slipping
Slipping off my brow
Desperate but not forsaken
Holding fast to the gospel plow

Repeat Chorus - "And I'm-a soul jammin'…"

Soul jammin', pa-ba-da-ba-dap
Soul jammin', ah-aah
Soul jammin', soul…

Scat

There's a silence in my heart
Poetic mystery
In the chaos I travel
Like a refugee!

Repeat Chorus - "And I'm-a soul jammin'…"
Track Name: Ganjah Song
Give I some a' dat ganjah man
Give I some a' you(r) kali man
Give I some a' dat sensi man
Mek mi irie up mi-self

JAH made the herb for man
Inna dis ya I-ration
Such a(n) irie meditation
Irie up yu-self

Repeat Chorus - "Give I some a' dat ganjah man…"

Free up the kali Mr. Babylon
Free up the wisdom Mr. Gilligan
Free up the sensi Mr. Customs-man
Mek mi irie up mi-self

Repeat Chorus - "Give I some a' dat ganjah man…"

Free up the herb and there'll be
Peace on earth, peace on earth
No more to be heard a discouraging word
Peace on earth

Everywhere I step it inna Babylon
I seem to run into the same situation
People suffering from the tax and inflation
Irie up yu-self

Repeat Chorus - "Give I some a' dat ganjah man…"

Free up the herb and there'll be
Peace on earth, peace on earth
Turn away from your mischief
Don't forget what life is worth
Peace on earth

Yeah man! Ganjah, ganjah, ganjah!
Everyone irie?!
A wise man once said
Can't we all just get along?

Go down a fiyah-man road, galang boy
Fi go bruk rockstone
Bruk-a dem one by one
We bruk-a dem two by two (rpt.)

It's a hard road, hard road to travel
Hard road to travel
But we've got to carry on (rpt.)

Got to sing this ganjah song
'Til all the weak get strong
Children of the rainbow
Got to carry on
Got to sing this ganjah song
'Til all the poor get rich
Children of the rainbow
Got to carry on
Track Name: Thank You Lord
Thank you Lord for calling me
Reaching down you calm the turbulent sea
Oh redeemed through your blood
Thank you Lord

You the paid the price
You made the sacrifice
You're a never-ending source
Of inspiration
You knew all along
Even when I lost my song
You gave help when
It wasn't even wanted

Repeat Chorus - "Thank you Lord for calling me…"

Ooh yea-ee-eh-ee-ah, thank you Lord
Ooh yeah, yeah, yeah, thank you Lord
Track Name: Love I'm Feeling
This love I feel, yes I know it's real
I see the lion and the lamb play
Together in the same field
But now the world gone cold
And some-a-dem, a some-a-dem
They've lost their soul
Oo-whoh-oo-ah, oo-whoh-oo-ah
Oo-whoh-oo-ah-oo-oh
So I sing a song of freedom
Sing a song of, sing a song of
Joy to the world
Joy for every little boy and girl

Why can't you feel
Why can't you feel this love I'm feeling?
Love I'm feeling
And there'd be no more war and greed
If you could only feel this love I'm feeling
Love I'm feeling

A come-a, come-a, come on let's
Join hands and hearts, children
Let's make a brand new start
The clouds have parted
Heaven gates have opened
So we greet the golden sun
And the dancing has begun

Broken hearts get mended
Lost souls get founded

That's why I just can't stop loving JAH
For every little question
He's got the answer

Repeat Chorus - "Why can't you feel…"

And every little youth succeed
If you could only feel this love I'm feeling
Love I'm feeling

Can you hear me? Hear me now
Put down that gun
Let's really start to have some fun
Don't throw away your dignity
And Babylon got you bloodthirsty
My brother, love is still the key
Do we need another war to see?
Your brother got to be your enemy
That's not the teaching of His Majesty

Repeat Chorus - "Why can't you feel…"

And there'd be no more
Homeless in the street(s)
If you could only feel this love
I'm feeling, love I'm feeling

Repeat Bridge - "That's why I just can't stop loving JAH…"

I'm feeling, how you feeling?
A brother feeling, a sister feeling
Good feeling, irie feeling
Yes feeling, what a feeling

Scat

Repeat Coda - "I'm feeling, how you feeling?..."
Track Name: Keep Rasta Music Alive
JAH Rastafari!
Chant nyahbingi, chant nyahbingi, chant nyahbingi
chant
Chant nyahbingi, chant nyahbingi, chant nyahbingi
chant

Say we've got to keep reggae music alive
Natty got to keep Rasta music alive
Yes we've got to keep JAH-JAH music alive
Dreaddy got to keep this ya music alive

Yes little children there's work to be done
There is a battle yes to be won
Political leaders your day is done, done my son
Talking 'bout no more war and discrimination
Repeat Chorus - "Say we've got to keep reggae music alive…"

Whoh-ooh, in this world of competition
Dog eat dog illusion
Need some unification
No need your games of hypocrisy
A cat and mouse interrogation
In this concrete situation
Some a' dem, dem inna sufferation
From spiritual illiteracy

Brother Bob Marley never work in vain
Yes natty rise and take your stance again
Oh yes I know that JAH-JAH kingdom come, yes Lord
All devil workers Far-I mek them run, run, run, run, run, run, run…
Repeat Chorus - "Say we've got to keep reggae music alive…"

Some still pretending like they just don't see
We chant reggae music 'til the people say free
Whether in the city or inna country
We singing do, re, mi, fa, so, la, tee

Repeat Chorus - "Say we've got to keep reggae music alive…"

Chant nyahbingi, chant nyahbingi, chant nyahbingi
Chant
Chant nyahbingi, chant nyahbingi, chant nyahbingi
Chant
Yes we got to chant, natty got to chant
Say we got to chant, nyahbingi chant
Yes we got to chant, dreaddy got to chant
Yes we got to chant, nyahbingi chant
Yes we got to chant, binghi got to chant
Say we got to chant, nyahbingi chant
Yes we got to chant, rasta got to chant
Say we got to chant, bingi got to chant