Posted by: Dr. Y. | May 28, 2013

‘So Long’ by Majek Fashek

Majek Fashek

Majek Fashek

I remember listening to this song on one of the Putumayo‘s CDs.  Here is ‘So Long’ by Majek Fashek.  This is a song to all Africans, and children of Africa, to arise and awake from their sleep.  This is a song about unity, and remembrance of our great heritage.  I had to share it with you all.  Enjoy! and remember what Majek Fashek says: “Arise from your sleep Africa … There’s work to be done Africa …  if we unite, we will be free … we’ve been sitting down for so ooo long …

Arise from your sleep Africa
Arise from your sleep America

There’s work to be done Africa
There’s work to be done America

if we unite, we will be free so long, for too long
so long, for too long

we’ve been sitting down for so oooo long
we’ve been fooling round for too oooo long
we’ve been sitting down for so oooo long

so long, so long
for too long, for too long

Oh Lord, can you hear me now
Oh Lord

Remember, remember, long long time ago
when we used to live like prince and princess

Remember, remember, the pyramids of Egypt
when we used to live like prince and princess

Remember, remember,
Who had a dream for you Africa

Remember, remember, Martin luther King
Who had a dream for you America

They say you are black, they say you are brown
They say dem white, they say you are brown

But only the Angels of God is white
But only the Angels of God is white

so long, so long
for too long, for too long
we’ve been sitting down for so oooo long
we’ve been fooling round for too oooo long

Arise from your sleep Africa
Arise from your sleep America

There’s work to be done Africa
There’s work to be done America

if we unite, we will be free so long, for too long
so long, for too long

Remember, remember, 
Who had a dream for you Africa

Remember, remember, Martin luther King
Who had a dream for you America

Remember, remember, King Selassie
Who was betrayed by his people

Remember, remember, Lord Jesus Christ
Who died for you and I for salvation

They say you are black,[do you believe?]
they say you are brown [do you believe?]

But only the Angels of God is white
But only the Angels of Jah is white

we’ve been sitting down for so oooo long
we’ve been fooling round for too oooo long

so long, so long
for too long, for too long

so long, so long
for too long, for too long


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