Mama Land by Tony Rebel featuring Mutabaruka

We read the newspaper
and watch your TV
you want us to believe
that it’s pure sufferation
we would see
now all eyes behold
the story is told
sufferation
starvation
part of your
manipulation.

Now we rise.

Ethiopia
We have God’s love.
Ethiopia
The land of my foreparents.
This is Mutabaruka and Tony Rebel
We are saying:

the Mama land
the Mama land
the Mama land
the Mama land
have so much beauty to behold!!!

the Mama land
the Mama land
the Mama land
the Mama land
Of the next half
that not yet been told.

Oh!!!

Mama land
the Mama land
the Mama land
the Mama land
have so much beauty to behold

the Mama land
the Mama land
the Mama land
AFTER this
half that has not yet been told.

So Mr trickster:
Where you are?
go tell me seh
me two eyes behold
and me two foot go there
now propaganda
where you are?
go tell we now
We done prove
say we need our self pure now.

Take a trip
in all the womb
of Mama.
Travel down the nile
and the grass
leave Tana.
Riding a mule
and there is Lalibela.
Cruise to the capital
of Addis Ababa.

I N I breath
to behold
this day
taking our journey
on the King’s highway
wonder
can let
the beauty
to behold
talk about
the springs
some hot and
some cold
jah!

Tis issat
was like a woman to desire.
The rainbow in the river
was like water and fire.
My heart has
cherished your glory.
Now my eyes
have seen your future.
Oh Blessed Ethiopia,
save your sons and daughters from hell.
Your glories everlasting.
Your ancient history
tell.

oh lord
oh lord

the Mama land
the Mama land
the Mama land
the Mama land
have so much beauty to behold.

Mama land
the Mama land
the Mama land
the Mama land
Of the next half
that have not yet been told.

Again!!!

Mama land
the Mama land
the Mama land
the Mama land
have so much beauty to behold

The Mama land
The Mama land
The Mama land
The Mama land
Of the next half that
not yet been told.

So Mr trickster
Where you are?
go tell me seh
me two eyes behold
and me two foot go there.
Propaganda
where you are?
Go tell me now.
We done prove say
you need our self pure now.

Good to see our brothers
nice to see our sisters
Irie to see our friends
and even ever
but best of all
is to be with Mama.

Infiltrate our mind
with your guns and lie.
Want us to disregard
Haile Selassie I.
Said them tread the land
with the foot
and make the people die.
But most people in Ethiopia
Love our baba no lie.

Ethiopia
I yearn the day
when all Africa will say:
Never to be conquered
Never defeated
Never to be sold again
Never cheated
Strength the weak
More strength to the strong
Let us know more things,
by the rivers of babylon.

Oh lord!!!

I say
the Mama land
the Mama land
the Mama land
the Mama land
have so much beauty to behold.

Mama land
the Mama land
the Mama land
the Mama land
Of the next half
have not yet been told

the Mama land
the Mama land
the Mama land
the Mama land
have so much beauty to behold

Lord!

Mama land
the Mama land
the Mama land
the Mama land
of the next half
have not yet been told.

So Mr trickster
Where you are?
go tell we seh
we two eyes behold
and we two foot go there.
Now propaganda
where you are?
Go tell we now?
We done prove
say we made
our self pure now.

This could be the genesis
of the gathering of the people.
The top of Jacob’s ladder
is very much visible.
The cohesiveness
that is required
is evidently feasible.
So all you individuals
make yourself available
NOW!!!

We now have a known
of a self.
The people are more
grown.
All of your teachings
gwan so
like meal of bow-wow.
The tings you guess,
the tings you fear
are through and
can never replace
what I N I
Know!

the Mama land
the Mama land
the Mama land
the Mama land
have so much beauty to behold.

the Mama land
the Mama land
the Mama land
the Mama land
Of the next half have Not yet been told

Oh!!!

the mama land
the mama land
the mama land
I’ve so much beauty to behold

the mama land
the mama land
the mama land
AFTER this
half that has Not yet been told

So mr trickster
Where you are?
come tell we seh
me two eyes behold
and me two foot go there
propaganda
where you are?
come tell we now
We gone prove


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