String Up My Sound

Intro

Rebel Music
Bass to your chest it’s not treble music
Yu Nah mean !
Don’t tell us to turn down the bass - you mad?
Real soundsystem inna the place ah gwan bad
Forward through the gate and trod

Chorus

So when me string up me sound
Inna Di session
No idiot tune cyaan play
Rebel music we use it as a weapon,
To make all weakheart runaway,
When me string up my sound
Inna Di session
Not a idiot tune cyaan play
Rebel music we use it as a weapon
To make all weak heart run away

Dem claim say dem woke but dem wobbling
Dem ah run up dem mouth - bare labbaring
Wrong road, wrong route dem travelling
Wel dis yah music got the crowd dem gathering
All of you negative forces we battling
And Dutty Babylon system we battling
Dah one yah straight to dem heart
Like a javelin
Dem say dem cyaan do the maths it too baffling

Turn down fi wha?
Turn down which bass ?You muss be mad
Real sound system inna Di place ah gwan bad
People hear dat and through the gate dem ah trod
Ah we ah get the most forward
Bass line it affi round ,ah so we like the sound
Tell the police officer don’t try to fight we down
Just give me one record deck and a microphone
And I will show you how we ignite the town

Chorus

Me say turn it up louder
Tell dem we nuh pet and we nuh powder
Anything test we turn it over
Raggamuffin soldier
Tell dem do nuh tek man for no poser
Travel di entire world over
When me play dat sound yah
Noise control nuh come round yah
What dem want come tell man turn it down for
Dis a no washover
Real Rebel music lock dat zone yah
We nuh really care bout crossover
Because we deep in the belly of the beast
So much pressure in the streets
So we seeking some relief in these frequencies
We just fiending for these bass line frequencies
Rebel music is the only one that speaks to me
The rest of dem just sound weak to me
So anytime we come around
rebel music run the town
Dem ah tell we turn it down
Tell dem leave us alone
People waan hear the champion sound

Yow - Rebel sound in session y’know
We not turning Di sound we nuh care
Move from round here
Yo Hornsman - tell dem wha gwan

Yo you Know what we tell dem ?

Chorus

Dem claim say dem woke but dem wobbling
Dem ah run up dem mouth - bare labbaring
Wrong road, wrong route dem travelling
Wel dis yah music got the crowd dem gathering
All of you negative forces we battering
And Dutty Babylon system we battering
Dem say dem cyaan do the maths it too baffling
Bass line it affi round - no rattling

Chorus

Lyrics written and performed by
Mark Hull (YT)