ROOTS

by Dub FX

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loukeendub
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loukeendub this track just blew my head. totally unexpected groove and mood. this shows how creative and eclectic this guy is. Bless! Favorite track: Spark.
Matthew Poole
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Matthew Poole From seeing 'Step on my Trip' 11 years ago on Youtube, to the countless live shows I've caught, Dub FX never ceases to deliver. A continual source of inspiration and
power for myself, his music has moved me like no other. 'ROOTS' is both a step forward and a continuation of his amazing work, every track taking you on a trip and delivering something different. Favorite track: Rising Up.
skytorquer
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skytorquer I love everything Ben stands for.
He is a Fearless light worker, his words will help to bring awareness to the change that is desperately needed in this game of life.
mathmassive
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mathmassive so much love for this dude and his music, genuine down to earth soul with sounds that are so beautiful, this guy deserves full recognition! #dubroots

and who doesn't love comics?!?!?! :D
Favorite track: Blessings.
iL FuSio
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iL FuSio Ake Ake Kia Kaha He Tama A Te Whatatiri⚡♥ Arohanui Kah Pai.
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    FIRE EVERY DAY
    THERE WITH ME
    PULL UP
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    x DUB FX MERCH Team.

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1.
FIRE EVERYDAY BURNING IN MY ALLEYWAY SOMEDAY I'M GONNA WANNA FLY AWAY TIME IS UNDERWAY NOW TOMORROWS YESTERDAY BUT TODAY NEVER SEEMS TO GO AWAY THE SYSTEM IS A MESS, I FEEL IT IN MY CHEST MY PEOPLE SUICIDAL YES THEY GETTING SO DEPRESSED AND FEELING SUPER STRESSED, THEY ACTING ALL POSSESSED DISCONNECTED FROM HUMANITY AND SO I MUST SUGGEST TO FOCUS ON COMMUNITY AND UNITY IS WISE AND REALISE THE BEAUTY WHEN OUR VOICES HARMONISE WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO REACCLIMATISE SO PUT YOUR PHONE AWAY LET'S LOOK EACH OTHER IN THE EYES DON'T LOOK SO UNIMPRESSED, YOU KNOW YOU'RE SELF-OBSESSED INDIVIDUALISM GOT YOU AND YOU'RE NOW A NARCISSIST SO STEP UP TO THE TEST, YOUR ONE AND ONLY QUEST TO OPEN UP YOUR HEART AND MIND AND REALISE YOU'RE BLESSED ITS TIME FOR US TO THINK ABOUT THE YOUTH AND EMPATHISE LET'S BUILD A BETTER FUTURE FROM THE TRUTH AND NOT THE LIES WE NEED TO GET TOGETHER NOW AND REVOLUTIONISE OTHERWISE WE'LL ONLY EVER HYPER NORMALISE AND SO I LOOK UP TO THE SKY AND SEE THE WORLD IS PASSING BY I'M A SOLDIER OF FIRE I KEEP MY HEAD UP HIGH I WILL ALWAYS SHINE MY LIGHT UPON THE TRUTH AND ON THE LIES AN ALL FORSAKEN JUDGMENT ON THE RULING OF MY MIND I BREAK AWAY THE CHAIN FROM OFF MY NECK AND REALISE THAT I GAVE AWAY MY FREEDOM FOR A CULTURE I DESPISE I LET THEM WASH MY BRAIN AND KEEP ME DUMB AND SATISFIED BUT NOW I'M EVEN STRONGER IN MY SPIRIT WATCH ME RISE I'M A SOLDIER SEARCHING FOR MY SOUL RHYTHM IS MY WEAPON AND MY LYRIC IS MY CALL I'M A SOLDIER YOU CAN SEE ME STANDING TALL I WILL ALWAYS GET BACK UP EVEN IF YOU SEE ME FALL I'M A SOLDIER AND I'M SEARCHING FOR THE TRUTH THERE AIN'T NO WAY TO WIN AND SO THERE AIN'T NO WAY TO LOSE I'M A SOLDIER AND I'M WAKING UP THE YOUTH YES I'M WAKING UP THE YOUTH
2.
Spark 04:33
I was afraid of the dark before I stepped into the light And I was a slave to the barking it got me wound up so tight And I could always hear it deep in the back of my mind Then came a flame from a spark that, illuminated so bright I could hear them call my name I could hear it clear as day It might have always been the same I opened up my eyes and realised I was playing a game Now I'm always trying to keep my mind open wide I'm always analysing things that I find I'm always thinking about my feelings inside No matter if I hurt my pride Cos I'm searching for light I'm always open to your vision or sight I'm always doing not saying I might I'm always trying to keep the peace, that's right But if you want to fight Then I can be that type So here I go again I'm visible I'm always literal unless I'm super cynical But I'm satirical cos that's the way my brain can digest A super critical thought to sync my mind with my chest Yes The best is yet to come My quest is never won So open up the gates and let the flood come It's gonna wash you away But you can dry in the sun So let the light illuminate upon your questions Cos I got nothing to loose I open up my heart and I channel my muse This is the path that I choose Getting closer to the answer cos I'm finding the clues I got my ego wrapped up in a noose I found him in the corner all sad and confused I'm never acting obtuse The irony I see will always keep me amused I take ahold of your mind and then I clear it You used to feel the demons but now you see the spirit I'm opening up your heart so come and get near it There's no need to run away there's no need to fear it I know that you can hear it cos it's loud and clear So let me separate the frequencies inside of your ear Every thought has got an energy I know that you be feeling So hear this is how I give my life a meaning I'm flexible Always eat my vegetables Trying to be respectable Always acting sensible My wifey got me sexual Her food is so delectable My touch is always sensual My fist is always clenchable So catch me at a festival Do you see my legible list Can you conceive why my soul is in bliss If you wanna walk away then I can blow you a kiss See I will never loose control of my clenchable fist I was afraid of the dark before I stepped into the light And I was a slave to the barking it got me wound up so tight And I could always hear it deep in the back of my mind Then came a flame from a spark that, illuminated so bright I could hear them call my name I could hear it clear as day It might have always been the same I opened up my eyes and realised I was playing a game Now
3.
Pull Up 04:55
Dong dong dong. Pull up the rhythm and the fire Pull up the rhythm we better pull it quick Burn up the fire till early morning Now we reaching higher we about to hit the peak All my warriors now come and join in Don't let them stop you or get in your way You can spread that fire sit and meditate Say what you mean and mean what you say You have that power always Dong dong dong Pull up the rhythm and the fire We nice up and we nice up and we nice up the place We bring you positivity we bring you the bass We mash up all the rhythm like a secret recipe Make your body feel good and supple after physiotherapy We following the fire i-man whole i-ration Soundsystem with positive vibration Sweet reggae music coming through your speaker To lay the foundation for roots and culture Ready or not tell them here i come They trying to figure out now where i come from They can't break my spirit i will overcome In the yard downtown they call me mad indian My roots from the subcontinent Half dravidian half malaysian But really don't matter the configuration If you feel it in the heart then you will feel my mission Cos i know better days are gonna come These lyrics me a talk are like prayers on the tongue Breathing in the air take it deep into the lungs Put pen to paper these songs all need to be sung We need to all come together We need to educate one another Check your bias check your judgment He's not the enemy they sent to we He is a brother Dong dong dong Pull up the rhythm and the fire We feel this vibration every day The basslines booming in this rhythm that we play I know that you can hear what i say So step up to the floor and let your troubles wash away Because your spirits harmonising Your body and your mind is optimising You know that the music's hypnotising We are fear fighting no compromising hey So let the truth come through We breakdown the lies and all the fake news Respect the innovations and breakthroughs Watch them get corrupted by how the snake moves While all the psychopaths them all make the rules To keep us all dieing keep us all fools So we the uprising we got the clues To revolutionise with the truth
4.
Transmission 04:51
Do you hear the voices calling out Begging you to stop and listen Feel the tears of joy they're pouring out Mother don't need your permission Swing to the noise of your profound Listen to an inner vision Now you see the truth is all around Tune in to this transmission So here I go as I cover to the beat With the expiration of my own heartbeat I hear a voice repeat in my ear Like a mantra telling me I'm incomplete There's work to do I need a soul review I feel frozen so I reheat I get myself close to the fire Sing with the choir Right at the edge of my seat I feel like I'm falling I reach for the calling I know that I'm calling alone My heart is a doorway My mind is soaring My mouth is pouring the song But before I know I hit the floor But feel the cold From beneath the fold I see the gold I know I need the road I'll eat the mould If it means I won't be controlled But here I am now I understand now We get the handouts I need to crack down I need to act now Before I get slammed down And in a way I feel the sway Coming from the pain that stays for days and days But I'll embrace the rain I will never be ashamed That's the way I bring about my change Do you hear the voices calling out Begging you to stop and listen Feel the tears of joy they're pouring out Mother don't need your permission Swing to the noise of your profound Listen to an inner vision Now you see the truth is all around Tune in to this transmission Do you hear the voices calling out Begging you to stop and listen Feel the tears of joy they're pouring out Mother don't need your permission Swing to the noise of your profound Listen to an inner vision Now you see the truth is all around Tune in to this transmission
5.
Rising Up 06:49
Oh we be rising up Let your mind leave your body as we take flight Oh we be rising up now Let your mind leave your body as we take flight Here we go yeah Yes we be rising up Let your mind leave your body as we take flight Oh we be rising up now Let your mind leave your body as we take flight Here we go yeah So if your down and out and need a pick me me up Than we be waiting on The floor for you We hold that space as we lift off you feel the drop And now you move like you saw them do We all about creating a mastermind that won't stop Feel the sacred knowledge come through You already have all the clues that you are a god So come resonate divine truth Your feeling brighter we get lighter An just let your arms spread wider Push up a lighter for this fire Because music is our messiah And a provider no divider You know you could never be an outsider So come come tighter And jump higher You know that you got nothing to loose Oh we be rising up Let your mind leave your body as we take flight Oh we be rising up now Let your mind leave your body as we take flight Here we go yeah Yes we be rising up Let your mind leave your body as we take flight Oh we be rising up now Let your mind leave your body as we take flight Here we go yeah
6.
I know I'm always miles away So I shut my eyes and call your name Until you're there in front of me I feel that you have done the same We link together like a chain I feel your body start to sway We're dancing like a fire's flame Underneath the rain 'Cause everywhere I go You are there with me Everywhere I go You are there with me Everywhere I go You are there with me Everywhere I go You are there with me And even if I'd never met you I'd still be looking for you till this day And so I thank the spirit's, for they sent you Because they heard me calling out your name Our destiny was always meant to Inspire truth and love to light the way I'll always be there to protect you And I know that you would do the same 'Cause everywhere I go You are there with me Everywhere I go You are there with me Everywhere I go You are there with me Everywhere I go You are there with me 'Cause everywhere I go You are there with me Everywhere I go You are there with me Everywhere I go You are there with me Everywhere I go You are there with me
7.
Teach 04:33
I teach what I know I will plant a seed watch it grow I can only reap what I sow I dedicate my life to the spirit Come and get near it I walk this road with my head up high I'm beaming light from my soul into your third eye Hear the thunder boom and electrify With the lighting coming straight from the sky Now come and get closer there's no need to be shy You know most of the people never asking why And so I'm here on a mission till the day that I die Spreading love and unity and trying to stop the lies Join in my ritual and help me try To rise up from the ashes into the sky Feel the wind pick us up as we start to fly Looking down you can see all the reasons why We need to stop look and listen to our hearts inside Trust in the spirits let them be your guide Until all of our consciousness is unified Sit and meditate upon the light I teach what I know I will plant a seed watch it grow I can only reap what I sow I dedicate my life to the spirit Come and get near it I'm calling out if you wanna connect I'm reaching out with my soul and my heart to reflect A positivity and power and the aim to respect A whole community of minds that suffer neglect So come and get closer we need to redirect This roller coaster humanity is driving unchecked We know we lost sensibility of cause and effect Now we bouncing off a cliff trying to hit the eject But I scrape together all the love I collect And with a gang of super spirits and my intellect I meditate in a state we can interconnect Shut your eyes raise a fist and let your soul accept the depth My mind is what I need to protect They coming at me from an angle I could never expect Now they giving me a choice to disconnect I only need love to select
8.
Shotgun 06:41
9.
Blessings 10:16

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released January 31, 2020

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