"Reverence" as written by Rollo Armstrong, Maxwell Alexander Fraser, Winston D. Riley and Ayalah Deborah Bentovim....
I'm cool. I'm lookin after myself
As I would never place wealth before my spirit
I fear it's unhealthy, the devil creep around you so stealthy stealthy

Til ya get bold, rush the gold an before ya time is over
Ya soul is sold, where's it gettin ya?
Competition start swearin ya, goldiggers setting you up

Soon be forgetting your existence
Do ya need a for instance?
I hafta admit admire your persistence in stickin to a game plan
That brings ya pain man
And at the end of the day nothin is gained

Listen to the voice within. I'll see ya later
Pay heed to the grand oral disseminator..



Lyrics submitted by Ice, edited by Hanszel

"Reverence" as written by Jean Frank Cochoy

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    General Comment"all ya have to do is love yourself"
    I think it's about learning to love and trust yourself before loving someone. it's like you have to be aware of what you are and you don't have to apology for what you do.
    "You don't need eyes to see you need vision" is such a great line.
    birba.mozzon January 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMy name is Maxi Jazz
    And I ain't no joke
    I make you choke on the mic when I go for broke
    when I come into a jam I tear off my shirt
    I have no knowledge of fear 'cause I'm here to do work



    And a whole lot more.... Why are the lyrics so incomplete? I'll try and post an improvement.

    On topic: This is one hell of a song. A terrific album opener, a wise set of words and very nice music to listen/dance to. Love it, from the first time I heard it and will untill I stop breathing. Excellent!
    Hanszelon February 08, 2016   Link
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    General CommentSubmitted edit. Listened to the lyrics very well once more and I now have even more admiration for this song. It really is marvelous!!!

    I think it's about his life vision and experiences

    In the beginning he raps "I'm from a street university where we learn to earn even in times of adversity (=do crime) And I would find the easy way out of a hard time (=do wrong, take the easy way). Petty crimes, some time ( =spend time in jail) but now I'm inclined to find a fresh direction (=change his life for the better) ..."

    Also: "I have to admire your persistence/In sticking to a game plan that brings you pain man" and "Now who's that false idol I see you kissing? Money, success and untold wealth"
    I think that is about wanting material things while all you need is love. WOW, I just typed that. That is that Beatles song, but it is true! That is what this song is about too. He says:

    "all you have to do is love yourself"

    And I know that is true. It all starts with loving yourself. Accepting yourself. Because what doe you want if you don't love yourself? A nice car? If you don't love the driver? A beautiful house, if you don't love the owner? No, that all is worthless, shallow superficial stuff. Love yourself and the rest will follow.

    Beautiful, very deep song. And nice music too. One of my all-time favorites!
    Hanszelon July 04, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's about faith: faith in God, faith in yourself, faith in whatever you believe.

    a wonderful example of Maxi Jazz's deep spirituality and Buddhist discipline.
    roger wilcoon May 13, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"I'm not a mystic,My views are realistic, simplistic", "I could never place wealth before my spirit, I feel it's unhealthy" - fantastic stuff about faith and spirituality, from one of the UK's msot intelligent and challenging lyricists. As with something like Jesus Walks, you don't need fairh to appreciate this.
    JackofHeartson October 04, 2005   Link

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