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OVERCOME (Johnny Cosmic Remix) [feat. Ras Attitude & Zack Walters]

from Dub Knowledge by KnowledgeBorn07

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Overcome was always one of my favorite cuts. The interplay between the verses of Ras, Zack and KB is one of the classic moments on Cosmic Knowledge.

The meaning of this song has always been a core theme for KnowledgeBorn07 and I wanted to really hit that home.

The passage of Martin Luther King was a very potent one to me. On the top layer, it is his famous "Mountaintop" speech given a day before his assassination. That fact alone makes it extremely moving.

But underneath, a vision that is verbally painted which he calls a "mental flight" takes the listener throughout struggles spanning the last 5,000 years of human civilization. Highlighting different moments in time where people are overcoming situations of all kinds.

I felt strongly that it resonates with the meaning of the song and I thought it would be our small contribution to re-amplifying the beautiful message of Dr. King.

Click here to listen to whole speech

I chose to remix the song "Overcome" off the album Cosmic Knowledge.

You can find the original track here knowledgeborn07.bandcamp.com/track/overcome-ft-ras-attitude-zack-walters


And the day has come
And the day has come
When all of us will be one
Shining bright like the sun
We will overcome, say we will overcome

(Ras Attitude)

Seh with the banner and the sword and the shield
marching forward to conquer on lifes GREAT battle fields calling all rasta souldiers united, bold & strong
come mek we sing to Jah a joyful song
victory victory victory victory
victory, righteousness rules the nation
and now the war has end
we strive for conflict to seize
mek we gather safely
inna di value of peace
international love iman a preach
and the day will come fi everyone a go seet
and then we cut and go round
and just trample the beast
they can't defeat the a double t-i-t-u-d-e
unto the king Iman say glory be yes
unto the king rasta say glory be

And the day has come
And the day has come
When all of us will be one
Shining bright like the sun
We will overcome, say we will overcome

(Zack Walters)

we got stop signs and speed bumps and
road blocks and fallen tree trunks
if your engine doesn't work
put your feet on the ground
yell "yabba dabba doo" and
turn that frown upside down
i know it's easier said than done
with people like piranhas trying to gobble every crumb
society's cesspool's always suckin' us down and
we gotta keep our heads on the ground
and our feet in the clouds
and our butts off the seat
our arms open wide and our sluts off the street
but don't go crazy with the favors (why?)
friends'll eat you alive like some hungry alligators
definitely need some tlc
weed pickin' party in the lbc
with knowledge born and 3rd alley
we're gone truck along positively

And the day has come
And the day has come
When all of us will be one
Shining bright like the sun
We will overcome, say we will overcome


We have too much frustration
too many trials
too many tribulations
too many in the system have put us in sedation
to not feel the effects of the present situation
war over anything sounds like perpetration
i cannot justify the actions of any nation
if the intent is to bomb another nation
or conquer tribes, societies or civilizations
war behind religion doesn't seem like love
if there are people being killed in the name of the above
so innocent children, women and men lets overcome
all the wicked ways of the world
that have made population dumb
by overstanding every bit of what they throw at us
and bun out all of this negativity and blind em
with the rays of the sun
shining down positive vibes on each and every one
cause each one can teach one and
one is what we will become

And the day has come
And the day has come
When all of us will be one
Shining bright like the sun
We will overcome, say we will overcome

One God, one name, one destiny

(Dr. King)

Something is happening in our world.

As you know, if I were standing at the beginning of time, with the possibility of general and panoramic view of the whole human history up to now, and the Almighty said to me, "Martin Luther King, which age would you like to live in?" I would take my mental flight by Egypt through, or rather across the Red Sea, through the wilderness on toward the promised land. And in spite of its magnificence, I wouldn't stop there. I would move on by Greece, and take my mind to Mount Olympus. And I would see Plato, Aristotle, Socrates, Euripides and Aristophanes assembled around the Parthenon as they discussed the great and eternal issues of reality.

But I wouldn't stop there. I would go on, even to the great heyday of the Roman Empire. And I would see developments around there, through various emperors and leaders. But I wouldn't stop there. I would even come up to the day of the Renaissance, and get a quick picture of all that the Renaissance did for the cultural and esthetic life of man. But I wouldn't stop there. I would even go by the way that the man for whom I'm named had his habitat. And I would watch Martin Luther as he tacked his ninety-five theses on the door at the church in Wittenberg.

But I wouldn't stop there. I would come on up even to 1863, and watch a vacillating president by the name of Abraham Lincoln finally come to the conclusion that he had to sign the Emancipation Proclamation. But I wouldn't stop there. I would even come up to the early thirties, and see a man grappling with the problems of the bankruptcy of his nation. And come with an eloquent cry that we have nothing to fear but fear itself.

But I wouldn't stop there. Strangely enough, I would turn to the Almighty, and say, "If you allow me to live just a few years in the second half of the twentieth century, I will be happy."

Now that's a strange statement to make, because the world is all messed up. The nation is sick. Trouble is in the land. Confusion all around. That's a strange statement.

But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough, can you see the stars. And I see God working in this period of the twentieth century in a away that men, in some strange way, are responding something is happening in our world.

The masses of people are rising up. And wherever they are assembled today, whether they are in Johannesburg, South Africa; Nairobi, Kenya; Accra, Ghana; New York City; Atlanta, Georgia; Jackson, Mississippi; or Memphis, Tennessee the cry is always the same "We want to be free."


from Dub Knowledge, released July 12, 2011
Johnny Cosmic: Drum Production, Bass, Guitar, Keys, FX



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