THE NEW AUTHORITY

By Jim Belleau

(original version)

You are complete despite you think
My faith's in you, you'll never sink
I say it's easy like skanking foretold
From where I stand (no one is) neither young nor old

[CHORUS]
It's all a trick a sleight of hand
We are children all, no demand
Jah only see how we are free
Innocent of time, totally!

Feel it found, feel it deep
You are in my heart that's where I keep
Your story is sad it makes you weep
Because you believe your hill's so steep

It is your belief that made the mess
It create it all and all the rest
Again I say what you not see
Is your own part in this misery

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You are in my heart that's where I keep
In your heart is where I sleep
To waken a feeling is not a leap
No distance at all from you to me
I am in your heart let me happily repeat

You think then feel and that's not good
Your thoughts all come from the neighborhood
Where all people seem to bump and grind
Attacking and defending as it all unwinds

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This think then feel must be reverse
To feel then think needs constant rehearse
How to feel good is what I knew
I changed my thoughts till my feelings improve
This great trick is how I grew

This is the secret of my sound
I turned to it when I was down
Created my sound to flip all this around
Brought new meaning to get down! get down!

You are your own authority
The rules and regs let them be
They are okay for society
But your heart is king
like my Selassie-I ring

[CHORUS]

 

All Lyrics © 2011

THE NEW AUTHORITY

(released version lyrics re-written by Maroghini)

YOUR STORY IS SAD IT MAKES YOU WEEP
BECAUSE YOU BELIEVE YOUR HILL IS SO STEEP
WHAT YOU NOT SEE
WHAT YOU NOT SEE
IS YOUR OWN PART IN THIS MISERY


[CHORUS]

FEELING GOOD IS WHAT I KNOW
THIS SIMPLE TRUTH IS HOW I GROW
WHEN THE BAD THOUGHTS COME
A'KNOCKING ON YOUR DOOR
DON'T YOU LET THEM IN NO MORE

(THIS SIMPLE SIMPLE TRUTH
FEELING FEELING GOOD)


YOU ARE COMPLETE
DESPITE WHAT YOU THINK
MY FAITH IS IN YOU
YOU WILL NEVER SINK
SO PUT YOUR TRUST IN YOUR INNER GUIDE
THIS IS THE AUTHORITY
BY WHICH YOU SHOULD ABIDE

[CHORUS]
(I AND I YOU AND YOU
COME TOGETHER FEELING GOOD)

 

All Lyrics © 2011