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Mr Williamz- We Run England [Green Lion Production] SOTL Records

GreenLionCrew on September 18, 2012 06:54

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    We Run England” is the debut single off the More Spiritual Riddim, a Green Lion production. Based around the iconic foundation dancehall melody created by legendary Jamaican producer Henry ‘Junjo’ Lawes’, the More Spiritual riddim is the brainchild of Green Lion’s Dana ‘Chai’ Knowles and Zeke Stern. Stern went on to complete the riddim but not before traveling to Jamacia to add a horn section led by veteran horn players Nambo Robinson (trombone) and Everton Gayle (saxophone). Once complete, Stern selected reggae music’s most cutting edge artists to voice on the riddim including Million Stylez (“Fattie Fattie”), Kabaka Pyramid (“Rebel Music”), Perfect (“Hand Cart”) and YT (“Born In Babylon”) as well as two contributions from Mr Williamz. The first song to be released, “We Run England” traces Mr Williamz’ journey from Jamaica to his adopted home of England and then flips the script on social relations as we know them. Powerfully crafted but without losing its playfulness, “We Run England” is both fun and food for thought.

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    Now here come di ting called ‘the general no field marshall no partial’
    Yuh hear me ah say
    Yeah, watcha
    Dem say the queen run England
    Buda bye bye bye
    Dem say the queen run England
    Come catch di style

    Dem say the queen run England
    But watcha now
    Ah no she run England
    Come make dem know say ah we run England
    Dem shoulda know seh a we run England
    But ah watcha

    Because we big and we broad and we well super charged
    Right round the world we larger than large
    A we di girls wan’ dem don’ wan Prince Charles
    Any where we deh dem just gi’ we nuf applause
    Cuz ah we run England
    Buda bye bye bye
    Is we run England
    But ah watcha now

    Me grow up ah Jamaica
    In ah di countryside pon twenty acre
    In St Mary, a place Windsor castle
    And I attended St Mary’s High School
    Returned to London as a teenager
    My first stop was Buckingham Palace

    Looking at my house den I step up to the entrance
    Security rush me and dem ask me pure question
    Dem all ah put me through pure interrogation
    Dem ask me what’s the meaning of my visitation
    Me tell dem seh I mon did gone pon vacation
    Furthermore, is we run England
    You shoulda know

    Me step up inna the palace grounds
    Prince Phillip and Harry dem gather roun’
    All Beckham in deh having a kick about
    Da next ting who me sight now Camilla Bowles
    She ask, “General, do you want a Guinness Stout”
    When she ah talk me didn't even listen to her none at all
    Because is me and her majesty did a talk

    The next ting is who rush me now Prince Charles
    Ah talk about how say him want me sign autograph
    Me look pon him and just say, “Bredrin ease off”
    Like you no see me and your mudda deh ya a so we talk
    After dis she going to gi’ me a foot massage
    You shoulda know, is we run England

    Played by the Hitbound Sound to Make you rock and gather round as I would say
    Do it ya
    Yah hear dem tak ‘bout de government
    Pon TV dem make a heap a statement
    Up ah Westminster talk ‘bout parliamet
    But without the people dem don’ have no strength

    You fi know seh a we pay the queen rent
    Yeah, is we pay the queen rent
    So make me tell you seh a we run England
    Yo, is we run England

    Me say big and we broad and we well super charged
    Right round the world man larger than large
    A we di girls wan, dem no wan Prince Charles
    Step in ah the place dem sight di full entourage
    Dem say Mr. Williamz, dem give a round of applause
    Cuz we run England

    Released by: Soul of the Lion
    Release date: Sep 18, 2012

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