Perseverance (n) - continuance in a state of grace

It Was Written - Damian Marley ft. Stephen Marley, Capleton & Drag-On

These are some of the greatest lyrics I’ve ever heard. 

LYRICS

- Stephen Marley:
And it was written..
Up in the book of life.
That a man shall,
Endure forever more.

And it was written..
Up in the book of life.
That a man shall,
Endure forever more.

- Damian Marley:
Well did you know the pen,
Is stronger than di knife,
And they can kill you once,
But they can’t kill you twice,
Did you know destruction of di flesh is not di ending to life,
Fear not of the anti-christ,
Did you know that I,
Exist before the earth,
And did you know my eyes,
Are windows to the world,
Did you know you can’t go ah Zion and ah wear jerry curls,
Can’t tell the boys from the girls,
The body’s just a vehicle,
Transporting the soul,
It’s what’s inside the people,
Is beauty to behold,
Fear not of evil,
Every day dem flesh it grow old,
Changes of the times take the toll.

- Stephen Marley:
And it was written..
Up in the book of life.
That a man shall,
Endure forever more.

(weh de man say)
And it was written..
Up in the book of life.
That a man shall,
Endure forever more.

- Capleton:
The one ya name, fear is in the eyes of di beholder,
And love is in the presence of the love maker,
Life is in the words of the comforter,
Endure much longer,
Live much longer,
Fear is in the eyes of di beholder,
And love is in the presence of the love maker,
Life is in the words of the comforter,
Endure much longer,
Live much longer..

- Damian Marley:
A vest around his chest and Rastafari is his name,
The gift of everlasting life for us to all sustain,
Blessing that you all be got,
Lessons taught you all forgot,
Rasta call it shit you not,
Do you remember Elijah,
And his chariot of flames,
Same blood that runs thru my veins.

- Capleton:
The one ya name, fear is in the eyes of di beholder,
And love is in the presence of the love maker,
Life is in the words of the comforter,
Endure much longer,
Live much longer,
Fear is in the eyes of di beholder,
And love is in the presence of the love maker,
Life is in the words of the comforter,
Endure much longer,
Live much longer..
Careful how you entertain stranger,
Selassie never born inna nuh manger,
I’ll never crucify as me saviour,
Elect off himself inna the ruler,
Babylon ah nah malfunction, well dem a failure,
So be careful of dem cellular and pager,
'Cause I sign see dem I see danger,
So dem great, but Selassie greater yo..

- Stephen Marley:
That a man shall
Endure forever more..

And it was written..
Up in the book of life.
That a man shall,
Endure forever more.

- Drag-on:
He did mi wanna lick upon shots,
Upon a bloodclad,
And fill the block with bomrush cops,
Cops mi dun talk you know you watch me walks in,
While black woman is getting raped across New York and,
Before another brother’s in chalk and,
I ‘magine somebody said that’s your son dead, see him?
See us, we do the crime we do the time,
Y’all get away scott free,
So police mi gonna pop you b’fore you pop me,
'Cause if you get me you got me you shot me,
Know’ll lot me carry shotty since moms slap me,
'Cause my room sloppy,
The youngest nigga out the camp is me,
But nobody pampered me,
So you better don’t ramp with me,
Fi see me, me don’t play plenty,
Chicks me blazed many,
Raised plenty fi dollars,
Storm upon mi Prada,
Watch a bomb holla,
Watch ‘im run, hit the floor,
Told ‘im come, come no,
Throw ya ganja pon de air,
'plah!

- Stephen Marley:
And it was written..
Up in the book of life.
That a man shall, (blaze it up, blaze it up)
Endure forever more.

- Damian Marley:
Watch for sticks and stones,
Stumbling blocks in piles,
Life is one big road,
Miles on top of miles.
So blessed be the soul,
That always remains a child,
When most people don’t even smile,
There’s a natural mystic,
Blowing tru the air,
So keep it realistic,
And always be aware.
The truth is crying out,
And it’s so loud and so clear,
But most people won’t even hear.
Spiritual pollution, in the atmosphere,
And with so much confusion,
Can one be happy here.
The gift of Rastafari is for all man to share,
But some would rather to be so unfair.

- Stephen Marley:
And it was written..
Up in the book of life.
That a man shall,
Endure forever more.

And it was written..
Up in the book of life.
That a man shall,
Endure forever more. (blaze it up, blaze it up)

And it was written (yeah-yeah-yeah)
Up in the book of life..

Delineations of Pride

Pride is

A feeling that you deserve to be respected
__________

Pride is

The belief that you are more important than them
__________

Pride is

Happiness that stems from someone else’s success
__________

Pride is

Inordinate self-esteem that you built yourself
___________

Pride is

A justifiable idea of self-respect
__________

Pride is

Elation derived from owning a possession
__________

Pride is

A pack of lions that dominate a terrain
__________

Pride is

A showy, or impressive, group of performers
__________

In summation

Pride is

Delusional, Crippling, Contrarily Envious, Constructed, Lamentably Necessary, Materialistic, Some Big Cats, and Cheerleaders


Matthew 6:15 (NIV)But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

Matthew 6:15 (NIV)
But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

Every man thinketh his
Burden is the heaviest.
Ya still mean it: Who feels it knows it, Lord.
Bob Marley
there is much good in being alone
but there is a strange warmth in not being alone.
From Yes by Charles Bukowski (via hush-syrup)
Ramblings of Force

With a concept of free will
The idea of choice befuddles
Is life pre-ordained? Will free will?
Seas, lakes, ponds, streams or puddles?
__________

If I create a white lie
Will it morph into a black hole?
If I recall digits of Pi
Do I let time take its toll?
__________

"Life is too short," said the man
“Compared to what?” said the woman
“Compared to this thing called a plan”
“You can’t comprehend ‘omen’”