Black Book Diaries

by One Drop

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released 26 June 2012

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Track Name: Devil On The Pulpit
There’s a devil on the pulpit to fight
We’re gonna bring him down
We’re gonna shine him with the light
There’s a devil on the pulpit to fight
We’re gonna bring him down
We’re gonna shine him with the light

There’s a leader within a church
A wolf in sheep’s clothing
Whose doctrine is far from truth
He’s got one hand distracting your heart
While the others in your pocketbook

There’s a devil on the pulpit to fight
We’re gonna bring him down
We’re gonna shine him with the light
There’s a devil on the pulpit to fight
We’re gonna bring him down
We’re gonna shine him with the light

You can see him on the TV
Shoop shoop shooby doop
He takes credit cards all in good faith
Salvation made to order
Shoop shoop shooby doop
But we’re only saved by grace
He only preaches his opinion
Not the word that is written
A false prophet of lies and greed
But we proclaim our position
With The Most High who’s risen
After death on Calvary

There’s a devil in the pulpit to fight
We’re gonna bring him down
We’re gonna shine him with the light
There’s a devil in the pulpit to fight
We’re gonna bring him down
We’re gonna shine him with the light
Track Name: Hector Pieterson
Hector Pieterson your death forever left a bloodstain
So we declare this a holiday
Soweto youth will rally in the streets so all will hear
With their fists high in the air

June 1976 though a normal day of tension
Grew into something tragic
South Africa’s uprising in the township of Soweto
Home of 2 Nobel Prize winners Tutu and Mandela
“Cause a language is taught, Afrikaans in school
A system of apartheid to control and rule
They knew a foreign language would make test scores hurt
To keep the black man from doing more than service work
I said

Hector Pieterson your death forever left a bloodstain
So we declare this a holiday
Soweto youth will rally in the streets so all will hear
With their fists high in the air

The students got together to protest in peace
At the corner of Moema where it meets Vilakazi
Armed with a voice singing the Sotho anthem
Against guns and ammunition and the violence you’d imagine
Police shot tear gas
Then them bullets would pass
Killing so many people
More than 500 would pass away
And you were only at the age of 13
The resistance is your memory

Hector Pieterson your death forever left a bloodstain
So we declare this a Holiday
Soweto youth will rally in the streets so all will hear
With their fists high in the air
Track Name: One More Chance
One more chance
One more chance

You’ve got one thing coming girl
If you play me for a fool
Don’t mistake me for being weak ‘cause I haven’t lost my cool
You know that your doing me wrong
Time and time again
The ice is thin that you’re walking on
And you’re about to fall right in

Girl you got
One more chance before I’m walking out the door
One more chance ‘cause I’m not taking anymore

I’m giving you one last chance for you to straighten up your ways
Don’t mistreat me girl and my love is here to stay
No more games no more lies or a heartache you will bring
‘Cause if you lose me girl you’ll be losing a good thing

Girl you got, one more chance before I’m walking out the door
One more chance ‘cause I’m not taking anymore
Girl you got, one more chance before I’m walking out the door
Girl you got, one more chance ‘cause I’m not taking anymore

I’m giving you one last chance for you to straighten up your ways
Don’t mistreat me girl and my love is here to stay
No more games no more lies or a heartache you will bring
‘Cause if you lose me girl you’ll be losing a good thing

One more chance before I’m walking out the door
One more chance ‘cause I’m not taking anymore
Girl you got, one more chance before I’m walking out the door
Girl you got, one more chance ‘cause I’m not taking anymore
Track Name: Tricked Into War
The youth have been tricked into war
Because the president had to settle a score
Finish what his dad had started before
911 was only a decoy

Bush got took for a ride
By Chalibi in exile
Wanted for bank fraud in Jordan
Cheney’s wealth’s on rise
By pushing contracts by
While on the payroll for Halliburton

The youth have been tricked into war
Because the president had to settle a score
Finish what his dad had started before
911 was only a decoy

Armitage leaked Valerie’s name
Undercover to the CIA
Uranium letters were all forgeries
America is looked at with shame
Conditions are much more worse today
Between the Kurds, the Sunnis and Shiites insurgency

The youth have been tricked into war
Because the president had to settle a score
Finish what his dad had started before
911 was only a decoy

Garner dismissed the Army
Instead of purging the Ba’ath party
Starving a half million armed men
Now with no power and heat
And the looting within the street
Only fuel the fire for revenge

The youth have been tricked into war
Because the president had to settle a score
Finish what his dad had started before
911 was only a decoy
Track Name: If You Only Knew
If you only knew
What I was going to do for you
If you only knew
How your past is only robbing you
If you only knew
That I was here to rescue you
If you only knew I’d lose myself to see it through

If you only knew
You’re worth more than you could ever see
If you only knew
You wouldn’t sleep around to feel complete
If you only knew
The heart ache that you’re causing me
If you only knew
How much I want to set you free

‘Cause all I ever wanted was to fix you
And show you a better way
No one really knows the things you’ve been through
But I can take them away
My arms are open wide for you to run to
So dry your tears off your face
‘Cause all I ever wanted was to fix you
And show you a better way

If you only knew
What I was going to do for you
If you only knew
How your past is only robbing you
If you only knew
That I was here to rescue you
If you only knew I’d lose myself to see it through

‘Cause all I ever wanted was to fix you
And show you a better way
No one really knows the things you’ve been through
But I can take them away
My arms are open wide for you to run to
So dry your tears off your face
‘Cause all I ever wanted was to fix you
And show you a better way
Track Name: More Than A Landscaper (English Version)
My hands are rough
My feet have blisters
But I find a reason to smile everyday
Today we are but
Only a whisper
Yet we have so much more we could say
Denied in school
A chance to grow
To fairly compete for the dollar
Directing us to
Never pass go
And find work in fields or blue collared

I am more than a janitor
I am more than a landscaper
I am more than a dishwasher
I am just like you but only darker

I work real hard
For my family
So they can have more than I ever did
I disregard
Racial slandery
Because I use much less than what I give
Remind myself
Of where I’m from
And all the things my people achieved
Despite no wealth
I am someone
And like you with my own history

I am more than a janitor
I am more than a landscaper
I am more than a dishwasher
I am just like you but only darker

My hands are rough
My feet have blisters
But I find a reason to smile everyday
Today we are but
Only a whisper
Yet we have so much more to say
Denied in school
A chance to grow
To fairly compete for the dollar
Directing us to
Never pass go
And find work in fields or blue collared
Track Name: My Best Friend’s Woman
The first time I felt it
I was caught by surprise
I couldn’t pretend
When I looked in your eyes
It wasn’t my plan
To be more than a friend
But I’m finding it so hard
To keep holding it in

I know that I’m wrong for wanting you
‘Cause you are my best friend’s, my best friend’s woman
‘Cause you are my best friend’s, my best friend’s woman
But I wish you were mine

When he comes I’ll just have to let go
So I’ll pretend as I walk out the door

It’s been my own secret
That I’ve kept to myself
I wish I could tell you
Without hurting someone else
How I want your body
Lying next to me
But he’s such a good friend
So I’m stuck in between

I know that I’m wrong for wanting you
‘Cause you are my best friend’s my best friends woman
‘Cause you are my best friend’s my best friends woman
But I wish you were mine

When he comes I’ll just have to let go
So I’ll pretend as I walk out the door
Track Name: Daniel In The Lion’s Den
In this world it’s easy to
Lose yourself to what’s important to you
We start to compromise the things we used to stand for
Big checks and everything in a department store
But these are all traps that are set by man
To keep us going towards the promise land
So I must pray for what’s in God’s will
And let the writing on the wall reveal

Oh, oh oh oh oh, Let the writing on the wall reveal
Oh, oh oh oh oh, Let the writing on the wall reveal


Some will always have more than you
Don’t let jealousy and envy destroy you
‘Cause pretty people aren’t so perfect
Some are hurting some are searching for a life that has more purpose
Our world leaders can learn from Daniel too
To make choices for the better good
So they must pray for what’s in God’s will
And let the writing on the wall reveal

Oh, oh oh oh oh, Let the writing on the wall reveal
Oh, oh oh oh oh, Let the writing on the wall reveal
‘Cause it’s in my heart where you dwell in me
Like a shield you protect me
I serve only you and not man
Like Daniel in the lion’s den

If we don’t let go our pride starts to get so much in the way of everything
I’m willing to bet that those who collect toys are so lonely and empty
But you can’t put a price on love
And you’ll find yourself alone from all the bridges you done burnt up
But happiness will come to those
Who are walking in their faith without stepping on their brother’s toes

Let the writing on the wall reveal, let the writing on the wall reveal
‘Cause it’s in my heart where you dwell in me
Like a shield you protect me
I serve only you and not man
Like Daniel in the lion’s den, Like Daniel in the lion’s den
Like Daniel in the lion’s den
Track Name: I’m Sorry (but it’s over)
I know and you know that it’s time to let go
I got a pain in my body and it’s burning all the way to the bone
Something doesn’t feel right it makes me want to run ‘n hide
I can only apologize I never wanted to make you cry
I wanted everything that you weren’t giving me
But now I got to set you free here at the end of the road

I know this is hard to say goodbye
I wish there was an easy way to do this girl
But things have changed we’ve done grown apart
And I can’t keep pretending anymore
Yes we’ve had our good times and our love was to the core
But now that has run dry and our time has took its course

So I’m sorry but it’s over
It’s better to end it this way
Before we drag this any further
And only delay the pain with you

This ain’t easy for me to just let you go
After all we’ve been through
‘Cause the thought of you with someone else makes me want to hold onto you
But its just jealousy in disguise when we reached the end
But I know with time we’ll both move on and learn to love again

So I’m sorry but it’s over
It’s better to end it this way
Before we drag this any further
And only delay the pain with you

And if you see me passing by
We both got to swallow our pride
God knows that we gave it a try
But we can’t force what ain’t right
And I promise you the same
I don’t want to cause you more pain
No need to point or to blame
‘Cause it’s too late for any change
Some things aren’t meant to be everlasting
And I guess we reached that point when we’re unhappy
Just know my love was true when I had you
And I gave you all of my heart until it was through

So I’m sorry but it’s over
It’s better to end it this way
Before we drag this any further
And only delay the pain with you
Track Name: Down Under
Traveling in a fried-out combie
On a hippie trail head full of zombie
I met a strange lady she made me nervous
She took me in and gave me breakfast
And she said

Do you come from a land down under
Where women glow and men plunder
Can’t you hear can’t you hear the thunder
You better run you better take cover

Buying bread from a man in Brussels
He was six foot four and full of muscles
I said do you speak-a my language
He just smiled and gave me a Vegemite sandwich
And he said

I come from a land down under
Where beer does flow and men chunder
Can’t you hear can’t you hear the thunder
You better run you better take cover

Lying in a den in Bombay
With a slack jaw and not much to say
I said to the man are you trying to tempt me
Because I come from the land of plenty
And he said

Do you come from a land down under
Where women glow and men plunder
Can’t you hear, can’t you hear the thunder
You better run you better take cover
Living in a land down under
Where women glow and men plunder
Can’t you hear, can’t you hear the thunder
You better run you better take cover
Track Name: 21-Gun Salute
On a plane to Pendleton where my new life begins
Away from all my friends
With a baby on the way I sure wish I could stay
But there is no other way
Now its time to be deployed I’m off to fight a war
My regrets I can’t ignore
Things aren’t really what they seem, the recruiter lied to me
Have I washed away my dreams

And if by chance I don’t come home
Who will care for the ones I love the most
‘Cause life is worth more to me
Than a folded flag or a 21-gun salute
‘Cause you cant love or feed a family
With a folded flag or a 21-gun salute

I send home money every chance but I’d rather be home to dance
I’m so lonely in this sand
It’s been a while since you wrote have you found you someone else
I know it’s hard being by your self
Losing you makes me sad but promise me if you can
You won’t let her call him dad
I’m all alone in a war not sure what I’m fighting for
Do we all have the same concerns?

And if by chance I don’t come home
Who will care for the ones I love the most
‘Cause life is worth more to me
Than a folded flag or a 21-gun salute
‘Cause you can hurt and break a family
With a folded flag and a 21-gun salute

Just last night they shot a man he had a picture in his hand
A little girl in an afghan
He called her name as he cried and in a moment through his eyes
I saw the story of his life
A family man of the poor who never wanted any war
Just wanted to give them more
But now it’s all too late
How much we’re all the same
And with a whisper he said

If by chance I don’t come home
Please tell my wife and child I love them so
And life is worth more to me
Than a folded flag or a 21-gun salute
‘Cause you can see through me this tragedy
With a folded flag and a 21-gun salute
‘Cause life is worth more to me
Than a folded flag or a 21-gun salute
‘Cause you can hurt and break a family
With a folded flag and a 21-gun salute
Track Name: Favorite Lover
My friends told me that you couldn’t be tied down
But I just ignored them and wanted to show you how
How I would win your love for me
Let no other man come in between
But you wanted more than only me
Why can’t it be only me?

If I can’t be your only lover
Could I be your favorite one?
If I can’t be your only lover
Could I be your favorite one?

I should have known
‘Cause you told me the way you felt
But the more that I think of you with those other guys
The more I want you for myself
Now here I am having to compete
With others that feel the same as me
But you wanted more than only me
Why can’t it be only me?

If I can’t be your only lover
Could I be your favorite one?
If I can’t be your only lover
Could I be your favorite one?

My mind’s made up girl
I’m gonna be your man
It’s just a matter of time
I’m gonna love you like no else can
You’re gonna be all mine

If I can’t be your only lover
Could I be your favorite one?
If I can’t be your only lover
Could I be your favorite one?
Track Name: Forward
Forward, we’ve got to move forward
We’ve got to move forward, we’ve got to move forward

Today’s world a catastrophe
It’s a sign of the return of His Majesty
We’re in a global sinking economy
And our church seats are sitting half empty
The earth shook Japan and Haiti
Reshaped coastlines with tsunamis
So much tension in the world all around me
No more teachers of peace like Gandhi

We’ve got to move forward, We’ve got to move forward
We’ve got to move forward, We’ve got to move forward

Unemployment everywhere I look
But the government bailed out the corporate crooks
And took away our prayer in school
So who will teach the youth about the truth, teach the youth about the truth
We’ve got global warming and deforesting
And oil in our water thanks to BP
Too many problems at home with the family
So kids come to school and start shooting

We’ve got to move forward, We’ve got to move forward
We’ve got to move forward, We’ve got to move forward

Rebel wars in Africa are killing daily
Same with wars in Mexico and the Middle East
With race hate in immigration policy
It motivates illegal human trafficking
So I get on my knees and I pray
That we learn from our past mistakes
To save souls on judgment day
But we have to start today, we have to start today

We’ve got to move forward, We’ve got to move forward
We’ve got to move forward, We’ve got to move forward
Track Name: 4 Letter Word
I’ve got baggage and so do you
Can we leave them at the door?
‘Cause being stuck in the past while we’re living today
Is leaving us both torn
I know it’s not easy when all you know is being shamed
But you’re no longer a child girl and I’m not the source of your pain
Just let it go

How about now
Do you see what you’ve done?
As time goes by tears are burning your eyes
While you’re waiting by the phone
But your pride keeps you from calling
So you’re all alone in the cold
But life is so much better when you have someone to hold
Don’t let me go

I think it’s time that you learned
Repair the bridges that you’ve burned
‘Til you do you do you may never learn
Love is more than a 4 letter word
Track Name: More Than A Landscaper – (Spanish Version)
Mis manos estan dañadas
Mis pies tienen callos pero
Cada dia encuentro una razon para son rier
Hoy somos mucho
Pero solo un suspiro
Pero tenemos mucho que decir
Me negaron la escuela
Por un chance de crecer
Para competir justamente por la moneda
Dirijenos para
Nunca faltar de
Trabajar en el campo o en azul horizonte

Soy mas que un limpiador
Soy mas que un obrero
Soy mas que un lavaplatos
Soy como tu pero piel oscura

Trabajo muy duro para
Mi familia para que
Tengan mas de lo que yo he podido tener antes
No creo en ninguna
Raza baja
Porque hago mas de lo que doy
Nunca me olvido
De donde vine y
Todo lo que mi gente a logrado no
Importa sin riquezas
Yo soy alguien y
Comu tu con mi propia hitoria

Soy mas que un limpiador
Soy mas que un obrero
Soy mas que un lavaplatos
Soy como tu pero piel oscura

Mis manos estan dañadas
Mis pies tienen callos pero
Cada dia encuentro una razon para son rier
Hoy somos mucho
Pero solo un suspiro
Pero tenemos mucho que decir
Me negaron la escuela
Por un chance de crecer
Para competir justamente por la moneda
Dirijenos para
Nunca faltar de
Trabajar en el campo o en azul horizonte

Soy mas que un limpiador
Soy mas que un obrero
Soy mas que un lavaplatos
Soy como tu pero piel oscura
Track Name: Forward (Dub Version)
Forward, we’ve got to move forward
We’ve got to move forward, we’ve got to move forward

Today’s world a catastrophe
It’s a sign of the return of His Majesty
We’re in a global sinking economy
And our church seats are sitting half empty
The earth shook Japan and Haiti
Reshaped coastlines with tsunamis
So much tension in the world all around me
No more teachers of peace like Gandhi

We’ve got to move forward, We’ve got to move forward
We’ve got to move forward, We’ve got to move forward

Unemployment everywhere I look
But the government bailed out the corporate crooks
And took away our prayer in school
So who will teach the youth about the truth, teach the youth about the truth
We’ve got global warming and deforesting
And oil in our water thanks to BP
Too many problems at home with the family
So kids come to school and start shooting

We’ve got to move forward, We’ve got to move forward
We’ve got to move forward, We’ve got to move forward

Rebel wars in Africa are killing daily
Same with wars in Mexico and the Middle East
With race hate in immigration policy
It motivates illegal human trafficking
So I get on my knees and I pray
That we learn from our past mistakes
To save souls on judgment day
But we have to start today, we have to start today

We’ve got to move forward, We’ve got to move forward
We’ve got to move forward, We’ve got to move forward