Sunday, August 8, 2010

Bongo Man A Come...

Tonight was our last night performing with reggae legend Jimmy Cliff. Every night, he always ends with a traditional Rastafarian song from Jamaica set to the ancient rhythm of the Niyabinghi drums. It is incredibly moving and inspiring. Sharing it now with all of you...

Bongo man a come
Come Come

I'm giving you the warning
Long before the dawning
I hope you are prepared
The bongo man is here

Bongo man a come
Come Come

We are going to Zion
Going to Zion
If you follow politicians
You will never come at all
And if you follow heads religions
You will never come at all

We are going to Zion

By the rivers of Babylon
Where we sat down
And there we wept
When we remembered Zion
The wicked carry us away
Captivity require from us a song
But how can we sing King Alpha song in a strange land?

So let the words of our mouth
And the meditations of our hearts
Be acceptable in Thy sight


  1. Awesome! Inspired by his chant at Summerstage...

  2. That really is such a true song, it hits me hard when I really think about the lyrics, not just hearing the music play but really listening to his words.