Rally Round

Album: True Democracy (1982)
  • Rally round the flag
    Rally round the Red
    Gold, Black and Green
    Rally round the
    Rally round the Red
    Gold, Black and Green


    Marcus say - Sir Marcus say
    Red for the Blood
    That flowed like the river
    Marcus say - Sir Marcus say
    Green for the land Africa
    Marcus say
    Yellow for the Gold
    That they stole
    Sir Marcus say
    Black for the people
    It was looted from


    They took us away captivity, captivity
    Required from us a song
    Right now man say repatriate, repatriate
    I and I patience have now long time gone
    Fathers, mothers, sons, daughters, everyone
    Four hundred,
    Four hundred million strong
    Ethiopia stretch forth her hands
    Closer to God we Africans
    Closer to God we Africans
    Closer to God we can
    In our hearts is Mount Zion
    Now you know seek the Lion
    Our hearts is Mount Zion
    Now you know, now you know
    How can we sing in a strange land
    Don't want to sing in a strange land
    Liberation,
    True Democracy
    One God, One Aim, One Destiny!


    CHORUS
    Rally round the
    Rally round the
    Red for the Blood
    That flowed like the river
    Rally round the
    Rally round the
    Green for the land Africa
    Rally round the
    Rally round the
    Yellow for the Gold
    That they stole
    Rally round the
    Rally round the
    We the Black people


    Remember when we used to dress like kings
    Conqueror of land, conqueror of seas
    Civilisation far moved from caves
    Oppressor, Oppressor man live deh
    I curse that day
    The day they made us slaves I say


    How can we sing in a strange land
    Don't want to sing in a strange land
    Liberation,
    True Democracy
    One God, One Aim, One Destiny!


    CHORUS
    Rally round the flag
    Rally round the Red
    Gold, Black and Green
    Rally round the flag
    Rally round the Red
    Gold, Black and Green


    A bright shining star...Africa
    Catch Star Liner right now...Afrika
    A history no more a mystery Afrika
    Respect and authority...Afrika
    Climb ye the heights of humanity
    Come rally, come rally, come rally, come rally round
    Come rally

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