(with Damian Marley)


Sabali, Sabali, Sabali, yonkontê
Sabali, Sabali, Sabali, kiye
Ni kêra môgô
Sabali, Sabali, Sabali, yonkontê
Sabali, Sabali, Sabali, kagni
Ni kêra môgô

Some of the smartest dummies
Can't read the language of Egyptian mummies
An' a fly go a moon
And can't find food for the starving tummies
Pay no mind to the youths
Cause it's not like the future depends on it
But save the animals in the zoo
Cause the chimpanzee dem a make big money
This is how the media pillages
On the TV the picture is
Savages in villages
And the scientist still can't explain the pyramids, huh
Evangelists making a living on the videos of ribs of the little kids
Stereotyping the image of the images
And this is what the image is
You buy a khaki pants
And all of a sudden you say a Indiana Jones
An' a thief out gold and thief out the scrolls and even the buried bones
Some of the worst paparazzis I've ever seen and I ever known
Put the worst on display so the world can see
And that's all they will ever show
So the ones in the west
Will never move east
And feel like they could be at home
Dem get tricked by the beast
But a where dem ago flee when the monster is fully grown?
Solomonic linage whe dem still can't defeat and them coulda never clone
My spiritual DNA that print in my soul and I will forever Own Lord

Sabali, Sabali, Sabali, yonkontê
Sabali, Sabali, Sabali, kiye
Ni kêra môgô
Sabali, Sabali, Sabali, yonkontê
Sabali, Sabali, Sabali, kagni
Ni kêra môgô

Huh, we born not knowing, are we born knowing all?
We growing wiser, are we just growing tall?
Can you read thoughts? can you read palms?
Huh, can you predict the future? can you see storms, coming?
The Earth was flat if you went too far you would fall off
Now the Earth is round if the shape change again everybody woulda start laugh
The average man can't prove of most of the things that he chooses to speak of
And still won't research and find out the root of the truth that you seek of
Scholars teach in Universities and claim that they're smart and cunning
Tell them find a cure when we sneeze and that's when their nose start running
And the rich get stitched up, when we get cut
Man a heal dem broken bones in the bush with the wed mud
Can you read signs? can you read stars?
Can you make peace? can you fight war?
Can you milk cows, even though you drive cars? huh
Can you survive, Against All Odds, Now?

Sabali, Sabali, Sabali, yonkontê
Sabali, Sabali, Sabali, kiye
Ni kêra môgô
Sabali, Sabali, Sabali, yonkontê
Sabali, Sabali, Sabali, kagni
Ni kêra môgô

Who wrote the Bible? Who wrote the Qur'an?
And was it a lightning storm
That gave birth to the earth
And then dinosaurs were born? damn
Who made up words? who made up numbers?
And what kind of spell is mankind under?
Everything on the planet we preserve and can it
Microwaved it and try it
No matter what we'll survive it
What's hu? what's man? what's human?
Anything along the land we consuming
Eatin', deletin', ruin
Trying to get paper
Gotta have land, gotta have acres
So I can sit back like Jack Nicholson
Watch niggas play the game like the lakers
In a world full of 52 fakers
Gypsies, seances, mystical prayers
You superstitious? throw salt over your shoulders
Make a wish for the day cuz
Like somebody got a doll of me
Stickin' needles in my arteries
But I can't feel it
Sometimes it's like 'pardon me, but I got a real big spirit'
I'm fearless.... I'm fearless
Don't you try and grab hold of my soul
It's like a military soldier since seven years old
I held real dead bodies in my arms
Felt their body turn cold, oh
Why we born in the first place
If this is how we gotta go?
Damn.


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    General CommentThis song has a lot of meaning in it. It mainly is about patience. We can't expect solutions to happen over night or right away. It takes time to figure things out and we can't rush through life. Since it takes so much time to improve life, we need to ignore the stupid distractions of the media, celebrity and other nonsensical distractions so we can find solutions to our problems. I would like to know what other people think about this song because it really struck a chord with me.
    B2Dirtyon February 17, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis song is truth. everytime i listen to it i'm reminded of the importance of patience and being patient. also of how music can be used as a weapon of enlightement, with it's insightful, esoteric, spiritual messages and symbols. In case you're wondering, the chorus (the bit that's in bambara) is intextualised into these lyrics from the song "Sabali" by mamadou and mariam.

    Here's a an English translation of it:
    Sabali sabali sabali yonkont̻ Рpatience, patience is worth everything
    Sabali sabali sabali Kayi – patince, patience is good
    ni k̻ra m̫g̫ Рwhen you love someone

    "Some of the smartest dummies
    Can't read the language of Egyptian mummies"
    - points to the notion of paradoxes, dualism, where even the most knowledgeable, creative, innovative, intelligent and academic can't interpret or make sense of ancient wisdom, the pun "language of the Egyptian mummies" refers to the language of the spiritual - life after death wisdom. the divine, infinite and eternal.

    "An' a fly go a moon
    And can't find food for the starving tummies"
    - criticism on how the wealth and resources used on space exploration - is something that humanity can't understand when those billions used for the scientific pursuit/understanding of the universe, can instead be used to feed and clothe the hungry, the impoverish - basically poverty and world hunger would cease. it's sort of like criticisng the fact that we have problems here on this planet that we all need to work together to solve as a species/planet, yet we're not prioritising those problems as our main repsonisbility, something we need to fix, instead the most intelligent bunch/resourceful are spending their energy/time/reousrces on solving the mysteries of the universe instead. it's commenting on the notion of the microcosm within the macrocosm. if we as a species, esp. the intelligent and resurceful of our lot focused on solving problems like poverty, world hunger, war, crime... solve problems that continue to stagnate our human evolution/progress/conciousness, we could put an end to hegelian dialectics of problem, reaction, solution... this repititive state of insanity - doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. why do we keep looking outside/external when we have problems in the inside/internal, in our very hearts, minds and homes.. on our own planet Earth? if we solved the problems at home, problems that create the suffering and keep just a few individuals privelaged/intelligent/resourceful over the rest of humanity who is stagnated and moving backwards and keeping humanity in a continous cycle of karma, the wheel of samsara of the human condition... then doesn't that mean that everyone as a whole is enlightened intelligent, resourceful? no one gets left behind and everyone becomes empowered self-sufficient, self-independent, self-enlightened, self-responsible...imagine each and every person self empowered now imagine the entire race of humanity self-empowered... that's billions of buddhas/christs - intellectuals, academics and enlightened individuals working together as a strong force of unity for a common cause. if we can fix those small problems that continue to keep humanity going backwards towards self-destructi, those small problems which greatly impact upon the bigger picture and schemes of things, then we can truly progress towards real change and together explore the universe as a human species. no one gets left behind.

    "Pay no mind to the youths
    Cause it's not like the future depends on it"
    - sarcasm. esp. if you look at the music video, you'll notice Damian's sarcastic hand gesture, tone and facial experience. mocking the irony of how schools don't provide children with real knowledge of the world which is ironic because their generation will be the future keepers of humanity with old/new responsibilities and purposes to fulfil. once again, we're stuck in this repeitive cycle of stagnation - problem, reaction, solution. it's kind of what aristotle once said about knowledge and teaching: "This discovery of yours, this writing, you give your students not truth, but only the appearance of truth. They will read many things and will have learned nothing. They will therefore seem to know many things, when they are, for the most part, ignorant and hard to get along with, having the show of wisdom without the reality."

    "But save the animals in the zoo
    Cause the chimpanzee dem a make big money"
    - another comment similar to the irony/absurdity of focusing on problems of the universe/space exploration rather than problems which affect humanity. we focus on saving other animals, yet we can't even save our own species? why? because of money.

    "This is how the media pillages
    On the TV the picture is
    Savages in villages"
    - criticism of the media, how it produces ratings/money from sensationalising/propagandasing/taking advantage of the absurdity of the human condition, the problems of humanity - creating trauma based mind control, programming our thoughts and controlling mass consciousness of society. projecting false/bias stereotypes, prejudice and perspectives on particular socio-cultural groups. Esp. creating prejudice against individuals and cultures who show the truth towards enlightenment and growth in human consciousness - keep the masses asleep/blinded to the truth of their existence as a whole, also their self-empowerment and enlightenment.

    "And the scientist still can't explain the pyramids, huh
    Evangelists making a living on the videos of ribs of the little kids
    Stereotyping the image of the images
    And this is what the image is"
    - similar criticism of religious fundamentalists and secular groups who exploit our emotions - FEAR - esp. playing cards on our "differences", negativity, problems to project their own fears, ideologies and keep everyone in the game of the matrix - the game of polarities and paradigm wars on human consciousness/energy. refers to televangelists who exploit the problem of poverty and children who are dying of malnourishment of hunger to generate their own income. not really creating our productive change to create a long-term solution or fix to these problems. feigned/false compassion and care.

    "You buy a khaki pants
    And all of a sudden you say a Indiana Jones
    An' a thief out gold and thief out the scrolls and even the buried bones"
    - criticism on how people change their appearances so easily, acclaim status/right just because they can conform to social appearances - doesn't mean that they actually are who they say they or they really mean what they do/represent. like those televangelists with their fake/unproductive compassion and care. what change are they really doing to help humanity as a whole, when they are truly only looking out for themselves and their own comfort/security, while projecting their own existence/ideologies on others.
    criticism on the right/ownership of ancient artifacts, knowledge and discoveries. people who claim to own knowledge or ancient artifacts are actually theives who are stealing and exploting humanity, what belongs to everyone.

    "Some of the worst paparazzis I've ever seen and I ever known
    Put the worst on display so the world can see
    And that's all they will ever show"
    - similar to the role of the media. always feeding on the negativity/problems of the human race, human development, human actions, human consciousness but never providing a productive solution to these problems projecting people's fears, creating war propaganda. if you've been following the middle east revolution, you'd notice that news stations like fox lied about their coverage on the libyan war and revolution, generating false reports. fabricating lies as truth for the public to blindly consume as truth without questioning. it's like the media/journalists are energy vampires who amplify amplify and feed on negativity and fear. no news is good news. they never truly demonstrate a 60 minute news show on the positive developments, actions and solutions to the people because then it would lead to positive developments in human consciousness, our enlightement as a species because being shown positive things that human beings are doing and have done and will continue to do creates a sense of purpose for us all and unites us, inspires people rather than fear/negativity which keeps us feeling trapped, apathetic, angry, depressed... esp. in a state of victimisation as though we're not empowered to change or that nothing will change, that violence, poverty, world hunger, rape, war pillaging, theft... as if all these things are normal and natural when they're NOT. they're not okay and we shouldn't accept them as being part of reality, part of the norm because we know that it isn't. it's not natural and innate, since it's started by the actions made by conscious individuals and mentally capable human beings. it's man-made.


    "So the ones in the west
    Will never move east
    And feel like they could be at home
    Dem get tricked by the beast
    But a where dem ago flee when the monster is fully grown?"
    commenting on the conflict between western and eastern nations. particularly the conflict between the U.S./Britain with Islamic nations of the Middle East. once again, the "beast" referring to satan, devil who exploits our differences to keep us fighting amongst eachother, destroying eachother. we don't come from the east, west, north or safe. we come from God, the source, from EARTH. Earth is our home and we're all earthers. by the time they realise this and understnd that they were pawns of the satanic occult groups such as the freemasons, elites or satanic illuminati, who generate order from choas - "as above so below", they can't hide or run from the problems they've helped to create in the first place. the beast is also synomynous with the "ego" - shadow/false self, you yourself are your own greatest enemy. here's a commentary on the ego, from the film "revolver":

    "The ego is the worst confidence trickster we could ever figure.

    "I am you".

    The problem is that the ego hides in the last place that you'd ever look within itself.
    It disguises its thoughts as your thoughts, its feelings as your feelings.

    "You think it's you".

    Peoples' need to protect their own egos knows no bounds.
    They will lie, cheat, steal, kill, do whatever it takes to maintain what we call ego boundaries.
    People have no clue that they're imprisoned.
    They don't know that there is an ego, they don't know the distinction.
    At first, it's difficult for the mind to accept that there's something beyond itself, that there's something of greater value and greater capacity for discerning truth than itself.

    In religion, the ego manifests as the devil. And of course no one realizes how smart the ego is, because it created the devil so you could blame someone else.
    In creating this imaginary external enemy, it usually made a real enemy for ourselves, and that becomes a real danger to the ego, but that's also the ego's creation.

    There is no such thing as an external enemy no matter what the voice in your head is telling you.
    All perception of an enemy is a projection of the ego as the enemy.
    In that sense, you could say that 100 percent of our external enemies are of our creation.

    "Your greatest enemy is your own inner perception, is your own ignorance, is your own ego"."


    "Solomonic linage whe dem still can't defeat and them coulda never clone
    My spiritual DNA that print in my soul and I will forever Own Lord"
    Other than the fact that his soul will never be bought by satan, I'm pretty sure that this song is referring to the theory that King Solomon was a black person. The notion of racial supremacy of Africans and Black people, the music video is laced with such an ideology. the irony of this song is that it's music video and this line also projects black/racial propaganda. Bobby Hemmitt is a key spokesperson of the notion of "melanin" as being divine dna/codes, this is based on pseudo science but also research done by the human genome project which finds that melanin/junk dna is not of human origin but of another origin, extraterrestrial? read these links below to find out more about "spiritual dna/ascension/dna activation" and melanin theory of black supremacy.
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
    scienceray.com/biology/alien-genes-found-in-human-dna/
    humansarefree.com/2011/04/…



    DreamersDiseaseon June 17, 2011   Link
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    General Commentdope album that's all
    birdieguluxon August 31, 2010   Link
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    General CommentPart II

    I should also mention, that the notion of east/west in verse 1 is also reference to alternative history and sacred texts which reveal that human civilization rose from the east and now sets in the west. criticism against academics and scholars who are paid to rehash and propgandaise an official/revised history, which favours the winners. History is always written by the victors. this also ties into notions of the New world order (satan-west) in conflict with the old world order (God-east).

    My interpretation of Verse II:
    "Huh, we born not knowing, are we born knowing all?
    We growing wiser, are we just growing tall?"
    - Notion of reincarnation ties into this i feel. if you do past-life regression therapy you attain knowledge of previous lives and experiences, the line symbolises an awakening - remembering life before life, life before birth, your life's purpose here on earth. God has a plan for everyone, this universe is intelligently designed as we can see in the fractal universe/mandelbrot set and the notion of consciousness. i see esoteric and occult wisdom in these lines, knowing all things/God consciousness in the notion of the "Akashic records/Library" - universal consciousness reflected in the entire design of this universe and all of creation. it's a scientific fact that memory/knowledge is stored in the universal design - cells/energy/wate, just as energy is not created nor destroyed but transferred.

    "Can you read thoughts? can you read palms?
    Huh, can you predict the future? can you see storms, coming?"
    - Occult/esoteric knowledge, parapsychology - telepathy, prophetic visions, precognitive dreams about the future. Famous individuals include Babba Vanga, Edgar Cayce, Nostradamus.

    "The Earth was flat if you went too far you would fall off
    Now the Earth is round if the shape change again everybody woulda start laugh
    The average man can’t prove of most of the things that he chooses to speak of
    And still won’t research and find out the root of the truth that you seek of"
    - commenting on how new structures/theories/inventions are always at conflict with old structures/theories/inventions that refuse to accept new ideas/truths because of mental conditioning (e.g. laugh) society is in to accept everything as fact and never question/research/evolve/change. this is very much predominant in science and history, for example, Galileo was condemned and died for the truth, Copernicus's model that the Earth rotated around the sun, a truth that contradicted biblical truth. it's like what camus was complaining about in the myth of sisyphus essay, where man faces an existential crisis of absurdism when there are no absolute truths and values in the world. humanity is suffering because we're working against eachother instead of working together in order to find out the truth of all things.

    "Scholars teach in Universities and claim that they’re smart and cunning
    Tell them find a cure when we sneeze and that’s when their nose start running"
    - the academic community and university is designed for very purpose of maintaining the “status quo”/ethics of research and the system/preventing progressive ideas from being explored until you can be trusted to know what the “truth” is apparently is to be known by those who came before you. Whoever says that in university your freedom/capacity of thought/speech/action is not limited is blind. Certain ideas are more preferable “healthy” to the system than others, and if you promote and engage with the more agreeable concepts you’ll get through your degree/get accepted by academic community easily.
    once again, scholars are still in the "problem, reaction and solution" paradigm, rather than focusing on preventions than cures. We've got a long way to go in the evolution of consciousness. PATIENCE.

    "And the rich get stitched up, when we get cut
    Man a heal dem broken bones in the bush with the wed mud"
    Rich are more advantaged than the mass middle class/poor. It's always the middle/lower classes who have to do the dirty work of the elites, it's because we gave our power away in the first place which is why we're treated like toy soldiers. this song is all about equality and self-empowerment in this aspect.
    Raises the importance of naturopathy science, how old and ancient herbal rememdies and medicinal practices are more advanced and provide better treatment than modern medicine. raises the issue of the supression of ancient medicinnal practices/herbs by corporate structures who just want to generate more income and improperly prescribe harmful substances/drugs to people. The EU is already banning natural herbs that cure all sorts of natural illnesses by natural/healthy means.

    "Can you read signs? can you read stars?
    Can you make peace? can you fight war?
    Can you milk cows, even though you drive cars? huh
    Can you survive, Against All Odds, Now?"
    - reference to occult/esoteric wisdom - alchemism, astronomy/astrology, tarot reading.
    those questions are to make us self-reflect on what modern civilization and human beings can do compared to ancient civilizations and cultures. are we moving backwards or moving forwards towards progression mentally, spiritually, emnotionally and physically? are we surviving/beyond the need for survival.. or are we heading towards the path of self-destruction as a species?
    DreamersDiseaseon June 17, 2011   Link
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    General CommentVerse III asks important questions regarding God, religion, knowledge, existence, purpose etc. the outro line basically highlights the audience this song is directed towards:
    "This goes to all the wisdom and knowledge seekers of the World. Sabali, Patience, yeah"
    To all the truth seekers and conpiracy truthers out there, we can either recoil and hide from what we see is happening to us and all around us, or we can embrace the truth for what it is and let us set us free. The truth will set us free. it's so easy to run and hide and resume our ordinary lives with a a beer, tv and lakers game and pretend we don't know anything and ignore the truth, brush it aside as conpiracies/paranoia/superstition, just consume the lies that we're constantly being programmed to accept as fact, but it's better to confront lies/truth with patience and self-empowerment/being the change you wish to see in the world. There is a spiritual war out there, a war on your soul a war being waged on your consciousness... on human consciousness. evil only triumpths when Good people do nothing, just stand and watch and let it happen. deny ignorance/lies and practice truth, light and patience, as long as you have patience and hope, truth and wisdom will always prevail. Focus on your positivity and on your spirit/soul/consciousness and don't let fear, dark occult energy/satan get to you and distract you away from the path of enlightenment/truth/light <3
    DreamersDiseaseon June 17, 2011   Link
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    General CommentMy interpretation of some of the references to ancient Egypt is that ancient Egypt was an early example of a materialistic culture which despite its amazing technological advances (or because of them) still appealed to some of the basest human emotions like fear of death. Instead of having patience and being willing to live with in their means, egypt overstepped their bounds and all that is left of them is some archeological marvels. I think Damien Marley and Nas are saying that we are on the same path and may end up destroying our own culture and leaving behind nothing but handful of big buildings.
    littleteapoton August 27, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis Song among many others keeps giving me inspiration and insight. there are many of us who are not fools, not ignorant or scared of truth! We must all Unit for a greater cause of teaching the youth of tomorrow they importance of positivity, truth, purity and self-realization. Because you know if a child grows within a positive environment and is taught of they importance of such things, the child will not grow to be a fool. The child will most likely grow to be wise and will live a meaningful life. He or she will also most likely not be tempted by corruptions of the system and strive to bring about change! This cycle must be repeated until there is no system until our system is love, peace and unity! If you agree with what I just please feel free to add me on facebook my name KilliaK D Isaacs. My Brothers, My sisters Become apart of the movement in spreading love and creating a greater awareness of unity WE ARE ALL FAMILY ONE LOVE
    KilliaKon September 07, 2011   Link
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    General CommentMan this song is a real treat. As per the rest of the album the Marley lyrics are so dope. Of course, Nas holds his own but he has to work hard on this album. I think thats what makes it such a good album. These 2 really challenge each other and it results in some high quality lyrics. It doesn't get much better really.
    Bowneron May 10, 2012   Link

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