NATION TO NATION

By Jim Belleau

(original version)

I and I was what we try
This great piece of Rastafari
What it means is we are all brothers
Male and female, fathers and mothers
Babes and sucklin' we are all on high

It's time to add something new
To this mix I call: You and You
As I look down and all around
Only one color, our Earth is blue
Beauty and color, it all abound

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Nation to nation, kings and queens
Presidents, ministers and everything in between
It's time to look at what we can repair
We declare the (official) end of despair
Nation to nation no separation!

You and You, I and I
It's all the same, just one flame
Country to country with all the fences
Borders and checkpoints and big defenses

I-D cards passports and the rest
They have their place so it's not all just a mess
By our hearts we can reach right through
All borders and checkpoints to You and You

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Politicians and ministers they always declare
How we should think across the way
What they declare is always fear
They think through fear we will be safe
That is impossible is what I say

They not see the simplicity
of which I spoke for years and years
You and You have tears and tears
But change of heart will destroy the fears (cares?)

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They are not leaders if they talk of hate
They are followers who think they are great
Until they learn what it is to lead
We will withdraw the hand that feed

The times of old are giving way
You see this black man in the USA
This great step is taken now
The universal feeling is This Way How!

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All Lyrics © 2011

NATION TO NATION

(released version lyrics re-written by Maroghini)

DO YOU WANT TO SEE A WORLD
WHERE WE LIVE AS BROTHERS AND SISTERS
OR DO YOU WANT TO SEE A WORLD
FULL OF SOLDIERS AND BORDERS
THERE SHOULD BE NO WAR
DIVIDED WE FALL UNITE LET US ALL
FROM ANOTHER POINT OF VIEW
THE EARTH IS ALL BLUE
ONE WORLD FOR ME AND YOU

FOR SO MANY YEARS I SAID DRY YOUR TEARS
HAVE NO FEARS
ALL WE NEED TO START
IS JUST A CHANGE OF HEART
PLAY YOUR PART

ID CARDS PASSPORTS AND ALL THE REST
YES
THEY HAVE THEIR PLACE
SO IT'S NOT ALL JUST A MESS
I CONFESS
BUT OUR HEARTS CAN
REACH RIGHT THROUGH
BORDERS CHECKPOINTS
TO YOU AND YOU

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NATION TO NATION KINGS AND QUEENS
PRESIDENTS AND MINISTERS
EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN
UNITE!
LET US DO WHAT'S RIGHT

IT'S TIME TO LOOK AT WHAT WE CAN REPAIR
UNITED NATIONS FORWARD
HAVE NO FEAR
LET US DECLARE THE ENDING OF DESPAIR
NEVER GIVE UP
NEVER GIVE UP
TIME TO PREPARE

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LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENED IN THAT GREAT NATION
THE TIME WAS RIGHT FOR A TRANSITION
RISING ABOVE DISCRIMINATION
EVERYONE SHOUT YES WE CAN

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All Lyrics © 2011