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Written on:March 23, 2018
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Ted James – Strong Will Continue

Intro: Ted James

All we do is stay focused
Looking straight forward at the challenge and beyond
We feel the one percent pulling us down
We’ve gotta keep pulling each other up
We can’t get stuck
We’ve gotta keep moving forward
We’ve got places to go, y’all
Let’s get it

Chorus: Damian Marley

When the armageddon’s dark and dread
A lot of weak hearted weep and moan
Only the strong will continue
Do you have it in you?
Come, we’ve got a journey to go
And when the battle get sour and dread
A lot of weak hearted wither and moan
Only the strong will continue
I know you have it in you
I know you have it in you

Verse One: Damian Marley

Hey, the victory’s found in truth
Like innocence found in youth
Self defeat is your own dispute
And man, you put yourself in your own shoes
Either you’re winning or losing
Don’t you get it confused
Play a star and you know your own movie
Playing of the role you choose, so
Stand up and fight if you know that you’re right
And know you will never fail
Tipping the scale and the wind shall prevail
And the boat shall forever sail
Hey, there ain’t no stopping or cruising
Even when you’re battered and bruised
Outrun all the sprinters on Mount Olympus
My God’s tougher than Zeus

Chorus: Damian Marley

When the armageddon’s dark and dread
A lot of weak hearted weep and moan
Only the strong will continue
Do you have it in you?
Come, we’ve got a journey to go
And when the battle get sour and dread
A lot of weak hearted wither and moan
Only the strong will continue
I know you have it in you
I know you have it in you

Verse Two: Ted James

First came Friedrichs, then came Janus
Koch Brothers want unions sunk like Atlantis
It’s madness, they wanna take away fair share
We don’t care, we just prepare
Make a fist and throw it straight up in the air
Working people, we ain’t going nowhere
We’re right here, fighting for a better day
This movement won’t die when we organize our way
From cornered to growing to warding off attacks
From mourners to showing solidarity won’t crack
We’re the 99 percent and they can’t compete with that
When we fight and don’t relent, together we can pack
The halls of government and overcome their greed, in fact
Together we can lead the charge to bring democracy back
So no matter how hard, and no matter how long
We will win if we are strong

Chorus: Damian Marley

When the armageddon’s dark and dread
A lot of weak hearted weep and moan
Only the strong will continue
Do you have it in you?
Come, we’ve got a journey to go
And when the battle get sour and dread
A lot of weak hearted wither and moan
Only the strong will continue
I know you have it in you
I know you have it in you

Verse Three: Damian Marley

No man live forever, but never say never
Every good he want better, must be a go getter
And always be clever in every endeavor
Cause drastic time call for drastic measure
Yuh birthright to pleasure From yuh navel string sever
The land and the treasure, work for whatever
Jah said don’t be a beggar, the Alpha Omega
Will bless every soul no matter which name you prefer
The immortal stepper, believe in every skin no matter which color they are
We never let we don’t know here which kind of weather
You’re destined to rise like the Son of Rebecca
Don’t stop for a second
Everyone reckon, it sure would be good to be there
Whether Zion or Mecca
When the gates are finally closed
And the saints go marching in

Chorus: Damian Marley

When the armageddon’s dark and dread
A lot of weak hearted weep and moan
Only the strong will continue
Do you have it in you?
Come, we’ve got a journey to go
And when the battle get sour and dread
A lot of weak hearted wither and moan
Only the strong will continue
I know you have it in you
I know you have it in you

Verse Four: Ted James

When the union’s inspiration through the workers’ blood shall run
There can be no power greater anywhere beneath the sun
We ain’t done, we’re just getting started
Labor resuregence taking flight, we’ve just departed
Flying over greener pastures and waters uncharted
To reclaiming the wealth that the rich have bogarted
Our resolve aint stealth but they don’t see us coming
Their arrogance and greed can be quite a shortcoming
So we’re building up this movement greater than their hoarded gold
Greater than the might of armies magnified a thousand fold
Watch us as we birth the new world from the ashes of the old
And make a future so bright it’s a sight to behold
When we stand up and fight we can right any wrong
On the long path to justice, arm in arm, we march along
Solidarity forever (forever ever) forever long
We’re unbreakable togerher for the union makes us strong

© 2018 Millinium VII Entertainment & Union Underground Productions / Produced by Ted James / Mixed by Ted James / Recorded at The House of Jeezy Studios / This song contains parts of a recording of “Strong Will Continue” by Nas & Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley and parts of a recording of “Strong Will Continue (Instrumental)” by RasJohan / This song also contains lyrics adapted for genre from lyrics originally written by Ralph Chaplin / This song is intended for fair use promotional purposes and is not for sale


Damian Marley Lyrics Source: Genius

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