When Jah come Jah come like a Thief in the night

When Jah come Jah come Like a Theif in the night

I know you love reggae music

So I'm gonna use it

To show you of the revelation what John saw

John says he saw a mystery Babylon

And all the nations hated her

And in a hour all Her gold and riches Come to nought

Jah gave them the power to do

What he wanted them to do

So they strip her Later Jah Jah

Bury her under ground

But the other nations never repented

For havings with her

So they were rebuked and they were sent into war

When Jah come Jah come like a thief in the night

When Jah come Jah come like a thief in the night

I'm not here to pass no Judgement

So You better read it

And when you read it

Read from the beginning to end

And if you don't over stand it

It's time to read it again

And when you learn it

Dont forget to show it to a freind

You've got to praise god in a this time

It's he who give life to you

He give you roof

yes it's he who give you Daily bread

And all he ask is that you praise him

and do his godly works

And when he comes to lick the wicked with licks you were prepared

When Jah comes Jah comes like a thief in the night

When Jah comes Jah comes like a thief in the night

Revolutions oh yes

Revolution Revelations

Revolutions oh yes

Revolution Revelations

Write down these revelations

Keep them in your heart my son

The first revolution must be

In your heart and mind

The first revolution must be

In your heart and mind

Christos he himself said my brethren

Some of your shall do grater works than I

Revelation says my Idrens

He who loveth a lie surely dies

He who have an ear let them hear

He who have an eye let them see

Do something something will be done

Under JAH moon stars and sun

Revolution oh yes

Revolution revelation

Revolution oh yes

Revolution revelation

Revolution

Write down these revelations

Keep the in your heart my son

The next revolution must be

With the kitchen and the fire

The next revolution must be

With the kitchen and the fire

Judging by the masses of people

There must be a change unified

Cant just keep resorting to researching

How the last individual died

It's not every food which looks lovely

Will keep every ones belly full

Its not every food that you've tried

Will make you uncomfortable Revolution oh yes

Revolution revelation

Revolution oh yes

Revolution revelation

Revolution

The next revolution must be

In Jah garden ire

In your own garden ire

Deep meditation

What could you have been thinking of

What could you have been dreaming of

CHORUS

What could you have been thinking of What could have you been dreaming of

 

 

 

Appolyon leave earth looking for their gods

Them go up so and start fighting with iron rods

Their mentality must be mad

Their meditation must be bad

To leave and go in outer darkness

Then come back and deal with further wickedness...eh

CHORUS

They put their foot in the sea and they dirty it

They breath in JAH air and they foul up it

Wipe out JAH landscape bit by bit

Wipe out JAH creatures bit by

Press in the flesh man full of it

Come like we don't know 'bout the trinity

'cause everything it seems is vanity... eeeh

 

CHORUS

You could a come from gog or come from magog

You could a look like a jew from out a synagogue

You could in a city or live in a bog

Don't treat no one like you treat a dog

Theses kind of things are not accepted

'Cause every man is related ... seen?

A certain man seh Mi fe 'build a ting

Me draw Mi Rizla and Me lick it up seen

Him say him no have no herb him only have crack,... shock

me look down 'pon it and put Mi Rizla back

Me never know him did a take the rocks

It seems like crack is getting normal

Man has for got about the original.. herbs

CHORUS

Well did you come here to day or come here to die? why?

For I check seh you a lie

Because you put you foot in a sea and you dirty it up

Breath in JAH air and you foul it up

 But if we put our hands together and drink from JAH cup

Then we would all be better people

That's why rasta let go the evil... eh

It's like your income never really big enough

It's like your eyes too big belly no big enough

What kind of scheme are you thinking

All wicked thought you a fe jack it up

And all bad habits you fe pack it up

I know badness can get so tempting

But now is the time for repenting eh

Revelation news

Revelation news

This is a news flash

If you a walk on street

With a gun in your hand

Your a gunman

If you are chucking bombs

To do some one one some harm

Your a terrorist

If you are taking coke

You take it for a joke

Your a coke head

But if you praising Jah

And you hate lucifer

Your a rastaman

So walk as a rastaman

Talk as a rastaman

Eat like a rastaman

Then you must be a rastaman

Until we conquer

The regime in South Africa

And even thereafter

I and I a praise Jah

We deh yah

Yes we deh yah

Rasta goingt' box down your vulture culture

We deh yah

Yes we deh yah

Rasta goingt' box down your vulture culture

If you a walk on street with love in your heart

Your a good man

If you a walk on street

With hate in your heart

Your a bad man

If you a walk on street

With love in your heart your a good man

If you are stealing food

From out af people mouth

Your a criminal

But if your praising Jah

And you hate lucifer

Your a Rastaman

Revelation news

Revelation news

This is a news flash

On rasta fari station

On rastafari station yes

We deh yah

Yes we deh yah

Rasta goingt' box down your Vulture culture

We de yah

Yes we deh yah

Rasta goingt' box down your vulture culture

In the early 70s not much dub music was made in the UK. it gradually changed. most dub we had came from Jamaica on the b sides of most new 7 inch records.

The word as we knew it had 2 meanings. there was the music by people like Augustus Pablo which was dub made to be dub as in drum and bass. a lot of those dubs still originated as another version of classic reggae tracks. then there was instrumental version or b sides of most reggae tracks had a version which could be used by the MC or DJ as something we could toast on. Every one could toast in them days, lyrics were simpler.

Then there is dub that a one would of cut specially for the sound system. for this sound or that sound. i was attracted to dub mixed by Lee Perry, King Tubby's,..... In the seventies, the echo chamber was the best thing that i never had. i learned my craft listening to King Tubby's music and a piece of paper with a four track mixer drawn onto it. the four channel mixer only had reverb and repeat echo. Yes . on a piece of paper. Two auxiliaries. any record that i heard the mix once, i was able to visualise how to perform it on the paper mixer.. which when i finally confronted the mixer in real life. my timing was as though i\'d been mixing for years. from then on it was about EQ. at first it didn't bother me as much. till after recording and mixing our first few sessions, i came to the conclusion that the missing link to having a good dub mix was having a great ear for equalising the bass to sound fat and heavy  whilst keeping a good ratio to the rest of the instrument line up. The later way was the way i wanted to play music.

My first dub was playing on the b side of a tune called white belly rat by Lee Perry. me on melodica. just the over dub session alone in 1975 i think it was 40 pounds it took about an hour in the studio or less.  (40 pounds was about a week and a half wages then) my first job in 1976 was for 18 pounds a week to put it in context. when i started to book my own studio time in the 77-78 we used a studio called beanstalk in Camden Town. Jah Bunny (who used to show me the ropes) gave me the address. the price was four pounds an hour so we could only afford 3 - 4 hours at a time. that was my whole wages or a case of saving up for a few weeks     and in that time you had to set up your drum kit, practically everything . we didn't have a kit. all we had is a bass guitar. the studio drum kit never had a bass drum so guess what? we used the floor tom on its side as a bass drum. Yep. if you listen to Dennis Bovells (BABY AFTER TONIGHT) Same studio   The engineer was Ray Roberts ... this studio was a small four track affair with egg boxes on the ceiling and some walls. i don't think that the egg boxes did anything and I didn't care. All we wanted to do is quick recording and as many dub mixes as we could mix in the remaining studio time. that was my early days. that's also where i met Michael Dan. he was an engineer  who knew a lot of artists and was up in the London music scene as an engineer composer producer. one day he show me for instance why my wen copy cat was not performing correctly. first he cleaned the heads, then he made it echo to the point of feedback just by re routing it to itself so to speak. Mikey used to say i mixed the twinkle brothers albums. The practice with paper was real as far as i could visualise . just making it reality was another set of skills namely money was the only thing in my way ( or not present) if we didn't get our music on a cassette , we couldn't listen to it because the tape was 1/4 inch recorded at 7.5 inches per second. i had a machine that played back at 3 7/8. so i used to listen to my mixes at half sped and still enjoy them.... Crazy i know but that's how i got my first dubs music together 1977