Save Your Soul

Pato Banton + Yasmin Alexander

Album: Universal Love

I was a dead man
out in the cold.
Life was the pits
and I was deep in a hole.
Just about to give up
then lo and behold!
A voice from within said:

Save your soul!

Hit it!

Yo brothers and sisters all around the globe
I got a story, yeah, it's got to be told.
To my family, friends, fans, even my foes.
Like this ya, this is how it goes.
I was out in the world without an aim or a goal.
Out a school and out a control.
Set in my ways, yeah, stuck in a mold.
And going the wrong way down a one way road.
Young and bold I didn't wanna be told.
I used to steal and brag about the stuff I stole.
Then one bright day my mind got blown
when a voice from within said:

Save your soul!

My mind got blown!

I didn't listen, no, I didn't want to be told.
Things were looking up and I was on a roll.
I was a rude boy and a Romeo
and anywhere I went I started to show.
I had money, women and plenty of gold
and a over inflated E. G. O.
I was a dead man but I didn't know
until a voice from within said:

Save your soul!

Yo! You see me?
Original rough neck youth
from up so round so down
so in so out so bout so.
You see me?
Is better a boy
don't even see me
a me a run things this year
expensive and dear.
Garn clear
come wid it rude bwoy
then me nar tell you maan.

My life was like a movie
and I was playing the role
of a black youth living in the ghetto.
Where the action was that's where I'd go.
Right or wrong I'd be going with the flow.
But what you reap is what you sow
it's like a karma the bad you do will follow
you around and I was going down
right down with my face in the ground.
Two hands bound to a siren sound
none of my so called friends anywhere to be found.
And as I thought to myself in life your alone
a voice from within said:
"Anyone home?"
Yes Lord! Well here I be
if I ain't ready yet I go never be.
I'm sorry for the things that I did before
believe me Lord I won't do them no more.
I'll be an arrow Lord if You'll be my bow
and anywhere I'm sent I'd gladly go.
I'll be a witness yeah all around the world
to every man, every woman, every boy and girl.

Save your soul!

My mind got blown!

Well I was born in the ghetto
where the strong survive
and with a will to strive
I began to rise.
From seventy nine
or was it seventy five
when reggae music
began to open my eyes.
About the truth, the rights
and Jah the most high
and how to achieve
a little pie in the sky.
Inspirited? Yeah!
I was totally elevated
to the point where I decided
to chat the mike.
But my direction was not to only
those of my complexion
but the brown, yellow,
red and white man.
Critics criticise,
cynics cynicise,
any entertainer with a message
they victimise.
But in this world of sin
its no surprise
so with the media
I sympathise.
I hear the rich mans laughter,
hear the poor mans cries,
see hypocrites advertise the lies
through their eyes.
Everyone's born, everyone dies
but only God's children get the prize.
Don't be a fool,
be cool, come on and get wise.
Yeah! Wize up! No compromize.
And listen to the voice
that resides within the mind
cause God has sent a guide to all mankind.
The choice is yours
life above or death below
It's up to yo!
To save your soul.

Save your soul!

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