Lucky Dube Julie! Julie!

I heard of this guy

He lives up on the mountain

They say he mixes herbs

Throws the bones, tells the future

I’m on my way right now

I wanna know about my future

With a girl named Julie

[Chorus:]

Julie Julie Julie oh Girl [x2]

Road is hard getting up there

But they say where there’s love

There’ll always be a way

So I’m gonna huff and puff make my way to the mountain

Cause I wanna know my future with a girl named Julie

[Chorus:]

Julie Julie Julie oh Girl [x2]

Some people call him a witch doctor

But how can he be a witch and a doctor at the same time

If she’s not the right one for me

I better stop dreaming about her

I’m on my way right now

I wanna know my future with a girl named Julie

Lucky Dube Oh My Son

Oh my son, I am sorry about what happened

Many years ago

Me and your mother had trouble all the time

We could not stay together any more

The last solution was getting divorced

I know what that means to your life

I can hear you crying

From a million miles away

Calling “Daddy” but there’s no answer

But deep down in me I know the reason why

‘Cause the blood that runs in you

Is the same as the blood in me

I mean the blood, the blood that runs in you

Is the same as the blood in me

Oh my son I’m sorry

Oh my son I’m sorry

Oh my son I’m sorry

I can hear you crying

From a million miles away

Calling “Daddy” but there’s no answer

But deep down in me I know the reason why

‘Cause the blood that runs in you

Is the same as the blood in me

I mean the blood, the blood that runs in you

Is the same as the blood in me

‘Cause the blood that runs in you

Is the same as the blood in me

I say the blood, the blood that runs in you

[Fade]

Lucky Dube We Love It

We love it

We need it Oh Lord

‘Can’t live without it

When the world gets hooked on drugs

You and I are hooked on music

We smoke it

We walk it

And we eat it

Make it your way of life

Even the pope agrees

It is your natural way

Of staying high

You see, when you smoke music

You don’t have to smoke and hide

Even when policeman comes

You don’t have to jump no fence

[Chorus:]

We love it

We smoke it

Never stop the music

Come on and make it your way of life

Even the president agrees

It is your natural connection

To staying high

[Chorus:]

We love it

We smoke it

We need it

Never stop the music

[Till fade]

Lucky Dube Crying Games

Show me yours

I’ll show you mine

Maybe mine is bigger than yours

Maybe mine goes deeper than yours

That is why I cry the most

I played your game

But I didn’t know the rules

Everytime we’ve played

You’d come out a winner

Now I’ve learned to play the game

And I will never cry again

[Chorus:]

These crying games, we play

It’s your turn to cry

They say the winner takes it all

But in my case, the winner didn’t

Take the pain

In my case the winner didn’t

Take the hurt

That is why I cry the most

I played your game

But I didn’t know the rules

Everytime we’ve played

You’d come out a winner

Now I’ve learned to play the game

And I will never lose again

[Chorus:]

These crying games, we play

It’s your turn to cry

Lucky Dube Fugitive

I’ve been sitting here for many days now

They’ve been looking for me for many days too

From where I’m sitting

I can see their angry faces

It’s only a matter of time

They’ll be on to me

The sirens, helicopters and tanks

The bloodhounds are on my trail, Oh God

Just in minutes

They’ll be tearing me apart

If I don’t do now

What I’ve been doing all my life

I’ll be running… all my life

I was running… all my life

[Chorus:]

I’m the running man

The fugitive …

Seeking political asylum is not easy thing down here

My father had friends in high places

And in low places too

Every time we asked him to stop running

He would say

“Leave all to me, I’ll make it right”

Today he’s gone, I’m still running

Coyotes and vultures closing in on me

I take it as a warning

I’ll be running

I’ll be running

‘Cause I am

[Chorus till fade]

Lucky Dube Monster

I had a dream last night

One that will stay with me for a long time

One that will stay with me,

For as long as I live.

We were living in a world, there was no pain

We were living in the world there were no hungry people

Everyone was at peace with one another

There was a man in my dream

He told me he’s from the future,

Coming to give something better [x3]

Even though I that

[Chorus:]

One monister dies another one comes alive.

I had a dream last night

It was my dream but I know it is a dream

Of a lot of people in the world

To be living in a world, with no homeless people

To be living in a world where little children

Don’t have to die, because their parents are poor

When we came to this world

We were prepared to fight a battle.

But we found a war

When we came to this world,

We were prepared to fight demons

But we found the devil himself

There was a man in my dream

He told me he’s here

To gimme something better

Even though I know that,

[Chorus: till fade]

One monister dies, another one comes alive.

Lucky Dube Dracula

You gonna try and hide

In the dark corners

Of the night

But he’s gonna get you

‘Cause he’s not human at all

He’ s Dracula ha, ha, ha, ha

[Chorus:]

Dracula, Dracula [x2]

During the day he’s my friend

But when the night falls

He’s no friend of mine

During the day he’s my friend

But when the night falls

He’s nobody friend

His eyes shine wild with fire

His heart is cold as ice

I am scared of him

He lives on human blood

He feeds on human flesh

Stay away he’s got no mercy

No mercy at all

He’s Dracula

[Chorus]

Not everything that glitters is gold

Ye man yes I say man

Don’t trust no one

Don’t even trust yourself

A’ me a’ go say now

He’s got the sweetest words

You’ve ever heard

He talks like a new state president

Telling people

What he’s gonna do for them yeah!

He walks like a human being

He eats like everybody does yeah!

But deep down in his heart

He knows he’s bad news yeah!

His eyes shine wild with fire

His heart is as cold as ice

No mercy at all Dracula

Dracula

[Chorus]

A’him a’ go round lamping the children

A’him a’ go round lamping the creation yeah

I’ and I’ gotta yete wata me yeye cousa dem

Lamp l’Me Tart him gawn

Lucky Dube Back To My Roots

I went to a party the other night

They said it’s gonna be right there

But when we were at the party

I was disappointed

All we could hear there was their crackadoo

All we could hear there was their shoo-bee doobee

And the music they played there

Was not good for a Rastaman

Was not good for any Jah-man – and now

I’m going back to my roots, yeah-eh

Reggae music is all that I need

I’m going back to my roots, yeah-eh

Reggae music is all that I need

I’m going back to my roots, yeah-eh

Reggae music is all that I need

Reggae is mine, reggae is mine yeah, yeah

Reggae is mine, reggae is mine yeah, yeah

Reggae is mine yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Reggae is mine, reggae is mine yeah, yeah

Reggae is mine, reggae is mine yeah, yeah

Reggae is mine yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

I’m going back to my roots, yeah-eh

Reggae music is all that I need

I’m going back to my roots, yeah-eh

Reggae music is all that I need..

Lucky Dube The Other Side

His name is Jackson

He lives in Jamaica

Every morning he comes down to the docks to watch the ships come and go

He’s been here too long

Mental slavery has not touched him one bit

He still knows his history, he knows where he comes from

That is why he believes the ocean can give him some answers

About the very very far home

That he’s never been to. All his life he says

I wish I was home, I wish I was in Africa

I wish I was home, I wish I was in Africa

I have seen his world

I’ve seen the other world. I have nothing to say

I put my coat on my shoulders

As I walked away, I heard myself sing

The grass is greener on the other side

Til you get there and see it for yourself

The grass is greener on the other side

Til you get there and see it for yourself

The grass is greener on the other side

Til you get there and see it for yourself

His name is Themba

He lives in Soweto

Every morning he goes to the airport to watch the planes come and go

He has changed his African name to a western one

Cause he doesn’t know how it hurts to have a name

You can’t be proud of. He hopes that one day

One of these birds of the sky can take him away

To a very very far land

Running away from the very roots

That so many black people in the world

Are wanting to come back to. A place they call home

They wish they were home

They wish they were in Africa

They wish they were in Africa

I live in his world, I’ve seen the other world

I got nothing to say

I put my coat on my shoulders

As I walked away, I heard myself sing

The grass is greener on the other side

Til you get there and see it for yourself

The grass is greener on the other side

Til you get there and see it for yourself

The grass is greener on the other side

Til you get there and see it for yourself

Lucky Dube Think About The Children

The parents are the people we’re depending on

For the growth of the children

If they treat them right

We gonna have a brighter future

If they treat them wrong

We gonna have brats in the world

If they grow up without the parents

Who’s gonna tell them this is right

If they grow up without the parents

Who’s gonna tell them this is wrong

You’ve got to fast your while

Just think about the children

If they grow up without the parents

Who’s gonna tell them this is right

Without the mother, children are suffering

Without the father, children are suffering

Without the parents, children are suffering

Born to suffer, born to suffer

Born to suffer, born to suffer

Born to suffer, born to suffer

Born to suffer, born to suffer

Born to suffer, born to suffer

You’ve got to watch out my son

If your mother doesn’t care for you

You’ve got to watch out my girl

If your mother doesn’t care for you

Kwashiorkor is there

It’s gonna attack ’em

They need parental care

They need spiritual care

If they grow up without the parents

Who’s gonna tell them this is right

If they grow up without the parents

Who’s gonna tell them this is wrong

They need parental care

They need spiritual care

If they grow up without the parents

Who’s gonna tell them this is wrong

Without the mother, children are suffering

Without the father, children are suffering

Without the parents