Ziggy Marley - Family Time

Album Credits

Produced by Don Was & Ziggy Marley

Executive Producer: Orly Marley

2009 Tuff Gong Worldwide

All songs published by Ishti Music (ASCAP)

Except:

“Cry, Cry, Cry”

Published by Ishti Music (ASCAP)

Sleep Through the Static Music (ASCAP)

“Hold Em Joe” By Harry Thomas

Published by Clara Music Publishing Corp (ASCAP)

Administered by Next Decade Entertainment, Inc.

“Is There Really a Human Race”

Text Copyright by Jamie Lee Curtis

Used With Permission of Harper Collins Publishers

“My Helping Hands”

Text Copyright 2009 by Ziggy Marley

Jack Johnson appears courtesy of Brushfire Records

Laurie Berkner appears courtesy of Two Tomatoes Records, LLC

Paul Simon appears courtesy of Warner Bros. Records

Paula Fuga appears courtesy of Pakipika Productions

Family Time

Released: May 5, 2009
1 Family Time

Featuring Judah Marley on vocals.

 

Lift up your hearts with a smile
Lift up your feet with a dance
Lift up your spirits with a song
It’s family time, it’s family time, it’s family time

Hi, how you doing? Hi, how you been?
It’s really good to know we still got this thing
When we get together, it’s so much fun
Everyone’s happy, nobody’s got to run

 
Lift up your hearts with a smile
Lift up your feet with a dance
Lift up your spirits with a song
It’s family time, it’s family time, it’s family time
 

Now the world gets busy but it’s not hard to see
Family means the most to me
I’m so happy we found this time
Now we can all share what’s on our minds
 

Lift up your hearts with a smile
Lift up your feet with a dance
Lift up your spirits with a song
It’s family time, it’s family time, it’s family time
 

Now we get together, that’s how we get along
Now we get the world to sing a peace song
Everyone can see we are family
Everyone can see it’s time to be free
 

Lift up your hearts with a smile
Lift up your feet with a dance
Lift up your spirits with a song
It’s family time, it’s family time, it’s family time
 

Yeah, yeah, yeah
 

Hi, how you doing? Hi, how you been?
It’s really good to know we still got this thing
When we get together, it’s so much fun
Everyone’s happy, nobody’s got to run
 

Lift up your hearts with a smile
Lift up your feet with a dance
Lift up your spirits with a song
It’s family time, it’s family time, it’s family time
 

Lift up your hearts with a smile
Lift up your feet with a dance
Lift up your spirits with a song
It’s family time, it’s family time, it’s family time
 

It’s family time, it’s family time, it’s family time
It’s family time, yeah, it’s family time
Yeah, it’s family time, yeah

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2 I Love You Too

Featuring Rita and Cedella Marley on vocals.

 

I love you too, I love you too
I tell you I love you
I love you too, I love you too
I love you

 
When you smile I’ll smile along
When you cry my comfort comes
When you walk I’ll be beside you
Holding your hands

 
When the sun come out we play
I’ll never be far away
When you tell me that you love me
This is what I’m gonna say

 
I love you too, I love you too
I tell you I love you
I love you too, I love you too
I love you

 
Like the fish loves the sea
Like the honey and the bee
Like a lizard loves to climb up into a tree
Like a bird love to fly way up in the sky
Like a worm loves to go way down low

 
I love you too, I love you too
I tell you I love you
I love you too, I love you too
I love you

 
Like the grass loves to be green
And the earth loves to be clean
Like the sun loves to shine
And the monkey loves to climb

 
Hey, it happens naturally
And that’s the way it’s got to be
And the worm still loves to go way down low

 
I love you too, I love you too
I tell you I love you
I love you too, I love you too
I love you

 
From the first time that I saw you
I knew that it was true
There’ll be a lifelong time to spend
Around the corner around the bends

 
Up the hills and through the valleys
No matter how things change
This one thing will remain
I’ll sing it again and again

 
I love you too, I love you too
I love you too, I love you too
I love you
 

When the sun come out we play
I’ll never be far away
And when you tell me that you love me
This is what I’m gonna say

 
I love you too, I love you too
I tell you I love you
I love you too, I love you too

 
I love you too, I love you too
I tell you I love you
I love you too, I love you too

 
I love you too, I love you too
I tell you I love you
I love you too, I love you too

 
I love you too, I love you too
I tell you I love you

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3 Cry, Cry, Cry

Featuring Jack Johnson and Paula Fuga.

 

Hey… I’m gonna cry, cry, cry. Set the children free
I’m gonna cry, cry, cry. Set the children free

 
Mommy loves to work and daddy loves to play
Sometimes daddy got to go far away
I’m too young to go quiet in the night
Try to put me to sleep I’m gonna give it a fight

 
I’m gonna cry, cry, cry. Set the children free
I’m gonna cry, cry, cry. Set the children free

 
Wake you up at 5 am
Before the sunrise I’ll be your friend
And you know I don’t like for you to take too long
Just come running when you hear this song

 
[Chorus]

 
Well now….I’m gonna miss you now Mr. Far Away
Paint a picture of you and send it off today
And when you come home you can bring it back to me
Color in the lines, define this whole world for me

 
[Chorus]

 
Practice makes perfect and that I agree
So don’t be surprised that I want to be free
I know what I know and that’s all that I know
But I been told you reap what you sow

 
[Chorus]

 
Mama’s telling me what to eat today
But I don’t feel like I’m gonna go that way
What I need is something sweet and nice
What I need is a treat alright

 
I’m gonna cry, cry, cry. Set the children free
I’m gonna cry, cry, cry. Set the children free
Set the children free. Set the children free
Set the children free

 
Free up their hearts, free up their minds
Set the children free
Free up their dreams and their imagination

 
Set the children free
Set the children free

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4 Take Me To Jamaica

Featuring Toots Hibbert.

 

Now the sun is in my eyes
And you know I’m feeling fine, take me
(Take me)
Take me to Jamaica now

Where the reggae rhythms beat
Can’t help but move my feet, take me
(Take me)
Take me to Jamaica now

 
Where we can live in the country
Eat fruits from the tree, everything’s irie
The coconut water is sweet

 
Where the three little birds they sing
Blue Mountains are happy again, take me
(Take me)
Take me to Jamaica now

 
Feel the Caribbean breeze
Stress is calling but I can’t be reached, take me
(Take me)
Take me to Jamaica now

 
Where we can meet with good people
Dance all the day, singing don’t worry
One love, one heart, one aim, aim, aim

 
Hummingbirds humming by
(Ooh, ooh)
See the pretty yellow butterfly, take me
(Take me)
Take me to Jamaica now

 
In the night hear the crickets sing
Fireflies are jamming, so take me
(Take me)
Take me to Jamaica now

 
Where we can live in the country
Eat fruits from the tree, everything’s irie
The coconut water is sweet, yeah

 
Now the sun is in my eyes
And you know I’m feeling fine, take me
(Take me)
Take me to Jamaica now

 
Where the reggae rhythms beat
I can’t help but move my feet, take me
(Take me)
Take me to Jamaica now

 
Take me
(Take me)
Take me to Jamaica now
Take me
(Take me)
Take me to Jamaica now

 
Take me
(Take me)
Take me to Jamaica now

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5 Ziggy Says

Ziggy says lift up your hands
Ziggy says lift up your feet
Ziggy says smile
Ziggy says make the sign of peace

 
Ziggy says wiggle your waist
Ziggy says wiggle your nose
Ziggy says wiggle your toes
Ziggy says hug who you know

 
Ziggy says stand real tall
Ziggy says bend real low
Ziggy says look up and down
Ziggy says smile some more

 
Ziggy says look to the left
Ziggy says look to the right
Ziggy says turn in a circle
Ziggy says stop and say hi

 
Ziggy says sing like a bird
Ziggy says hiss like a snake
Ziggy says roar like a lion
Ziggy says talk like an ape
 

Ziggy says close your eyes
Ziggy says open them wide
Ziggy says spread your wings
Ziggy says imagine you can fly
 

Imagine you can fly
Imagine you can fly
 

Ziggy says lift your hands
Ziggy says lift up your feet
Ziggy says smile
Ziggy says make the sign of peace
 

Ziggy says wiggle your waist
Ziggy says wiggle your nose
Ziggy says wiggle your toes
Ziggy says hug who you know
 

Ziggy says stand real tall
Ziggy says bend real low
Ziggy says look up and down
Ziggy says smile some more
 

Ziggy says look to the left
Ziggy says look to the right
Ziggy says turn in a circle
Ziggy says stop and say hi
 

Ziggy says sing like a bird
Ziggy says hiss like a snake
Ziggy says roar like a lion
Ziggy says talk like an ape
 

Ziggy says close your eyes
Ziggy says open them wide
Ziggy says spread your wings
Ziggy says imagine you can fly
 

Imagine you can fly
Imagine you can fly
Imagine you can fly
Imagine you can fly
Imagine you can fly

 
Imagine you can fly
Imagine you can fly
Imagine you can fly
Imagine you can fly
Imagine you can fly

 
Imagine you can fly
Imagine you can fly
Imagine you can fly
 

Come on, come on

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6 This Train

Featuring Willie Nelson.

 

This train is bound to glory, this train
This train is bound to glory, this train
This train is bound to glory,
This train don’t carry unholy
This train is bound to glory, this train

 
Choo choo choo, choo choo choo
Choo choo choo, choo choo choo

 
When I was just a kid
My daddy use to sing this song
Now I’ve grown to be a man
It lingers deep within my soul
Lingers deep within my soul

 
This train is bound for glory, this train
This train is bound for glory, this train
This train is bound for glory, nobody Rides but the righteous and the holy
This train is bound for glory, this train

 
This train has left the station, this train
This train has left the station, this train
This train has left the station,
This train carries every nation
This train is bound to glory, this train

 
Choo choo choo, choo choo choo
Choo choo choo, choo choo choo
 

When I was a kid
My daddy would sing this song
Now I’ve grown to be a man
It lingers deep within my soul
Lingers deep within my soul

 
This train is bound for glory, this train
This train is bound for glory, this train
This train, gotta get on this train
 

Choo choo choo, choo choo, choo
Choo choo choo, choo choo, choo
Choo choo choo, choo choo, choo
Choo choo choo, choo choo, choo
Choo choo choo, choo choo, choo

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7 Wings Of An Eagle

Featuring Elizabeth Mitchell.

 

If I have the wings of an eagle
If I have the wings of an eagle
I would fly, fly away
Flyyyyyyy awayyyyyyy and beeeeee at rest

 
If I have the wings of an eagle
If I have the wings of an eagle
I would fly, fly away
Flyyyyyyy awayyyyyyy and beeeeee at rest

 
Oh,
Since I have no wings [x3]
I’m gonna sing, sing, sing, eh

 
Since I have no wings [x3]
I’m gonna sing, sing, sing, sing

 
If I have the wings of an eagle
If I have the wings of an eagle, oh oh oh
I would fly, fly away
Flyyyyyyy awayyyyyyy and beeeeeee at rest

 
If I have the wings of an eagle
If I have the wings of an eagle
I would fly, fly away
Flyyyyyyy awayyyyyyy and beeeeeee at rest

 
Oh,
Since I have no wings [x3]
I’m gonna sing, sing, sing, eh

 
Since I have no wings [x3]
I’m gonna sing, sing, sing, sing

 
If I have the wings of an eagle
If I have the wings of an eagle
I would fly, fly away,
Flyyyyyyy awayyyyyyy and beeeeee at rest

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8 ABC

Bend down low,
Let me tell you what I know,

 

A is for Africa
B is for Brother
C is for Caring
D is for Da Da
E is for Everyone
F is for Forever
G is for my Guitar
H is for Here We Go

 
Bend down low,
Let me tell you what I know, (let me tell you what I know)

 
I is for Incredible
J is for Jammin’
K is for Kiss
L is for Lovin’
M is for Mommy
N is for Nice
O is for Oh MY
P is for People time
Q is for Quick
R is for Ready

 
Bend down low,
Let me tell you what I know, (let me tell you what I know)

 
S is for my Sister
T is for Today
U is for Unity
V gives me Variety
W is for the World
X is for my Xylophone
Y is for You
Z if for Ziggy

 
Bend down low,
Let me tell you what I know, (let me tell you what I know)

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9 Hold Em Joe

Hold him Joe, hold him Joe,
Hold him Joe but don’t let him go
Hold him Joe, hold him Joe,
Hold him Joe but don’t let him go
The donkey want water, hold him Joe
Spring ’round the corner, hold him Joe
Donkey want water, hold him Joe
Everybody want water, hold him Joe

We on a journey he don’t walk straight
And that is because he is so underweight
Donkey of mine him don’t like no weight
I put him on a cart
Him never walk straight

 
Donkey want water, hold him Joe
Spring ’round the corner, hold him Joe
The donkey want water, hold him Joe
Ooma lacka lacka chimba, hold him Joe

 
Some people say that my donkey’s bad
And that’s because he’s from Trinidad
Donkey of mine he won’t work at all
All him wanna do is break out him stall

 
Donkey want water, hold him Joe
Spring ’round the corner, hold him Joe
The donkey want water, hold him Joe
Everybody want water, hold him Joe

 
[Whistling]

 
Hold him Joe, hold him Joe,
Hold him Joe but don’t let him go
Hold him Joe, hold him Joe,
Hold him Joe but don’t let him go
The donkey want water, hold him Joe
Spring ’round the corner, hold him Joe
The donkey want water, hold him Joe

 
Everybody want water, hold him Joe
Ooma lacka licki chimba, hold him Joe

 
The donkey want water, hold him Joe
Hold him and ya hold him, hold him Joe
Hold him mek we hold him, hold him Joe
Ro mek we hold him, hold him Joe
Come make we hold him,
Hold him, hold him Joe

 
You maka mek we hold him, hold him Joe
Say mek we make we hold him,
Hold him Joe
Donkey want water,
Hold him Joe
The donkey want water,
Hold him Joe
Donkey want water, hold him Joe

 
Hold him and we hold him,
Hold him, hold him Joe
Hold him and we hold him,
Hold him, hold him Joe
Hold him and we hold him,
Hold him, hold him Joe
Oh we hold him, hold him Joe

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10 Walk Tall

Featuring Paul Simon.

 

Walk tall, walk tall
Even if you fall get up
Stand tall, stand tall
Even if you fall get up

Walk tall, walk tall
Even if you fall get up
Stand tall, stand tall
Even if you fall get up

 
Life is a lesson that we must learn
If you play with fire you might get burned
If you worry too much
You gonna get stressed
So brush off the dust
And lift up your chest

 
[Chorus]

 
Everyone creeps before they walk
Everyone cries before they talk
There comes a time you gotta be strong
So pick up your feet and sing this song

 
[Chorus]

 
Don’t you worry ’bout how it looks
Not everything was written in a book
Some things you learn as you go
But here’s one thing you already know

 
[Chorus]

 
Nothing is ever gonna keep me down
I jump over hurdles I’ll come around
And if at first I don’t succeed
I’m gonna try it again
Till I get what I need

 
[Chorus]

 
Jook it

 
Even if you fall get up
Even if you fall get up
Even if you fall get up
Even if you fall get up
Yeah

 
Walk tall, walk tall
Stand tall, stand tall
Walk tall, stand tall
Walk tall, stand tall

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11 Future Man, Future Lady

Featuring Laurie Berkner.

 

Future man knows what to do, he’s got a plan to help this land
He’s the future man, he’s the future man
Future lady’s confident, she knows how to take a stand
She’s the future lady, she’s the future lady

 
Bright in the yellow sun, there’s energy for everyone
Bright in the yellow sun, let it come, let it come
Bright in the yellow sun, there’s energy for everyone
Bright in the yellow sun, let it come, let it come

 
Future man is taking steps, he ain’t got no time to rest
He’s the future man, the future man
Future lady’s getting dressed, she’s gonna clear up all this mess
She’s the future lady, the future lady

 
The wind makes the windmill turn
The wind makes the world go round and round
The wind makes the windmill turn, let it blow, let it blow

 
The wind makes the windmill turn
The wind makes the world go round and round
The wind makes the windmill turn, let it blow, let it blow

 
Future man knows what to do, he’s got a plan to help this land
He’s the future man, the future man
Future lady’s confident, she knows how to take a stand
She’s the future lady, she’s the future lady

 
Bright in the yellow sun, there’s energy for everyone
Bright in the yellow sun, let it come, let it come
Bright in the yellow sun, there’s energy for everyone
Bright in the yellow sun, let it come, let it come

 
The wind makes the windmill turn
The wind makes the world go round and round
The wind makes the windmill turn, let it blow, let it blow

 
The wind makes the windmill turn
Wind makes the world go round and round
Wind makes the windmill turn, let it blow, let it blow

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12 My Helping Hands

Featuring Jamie Lee Curtis.

 

These are my hands
My hands are used for many things
I brush my teeth with my hands
I hug with my hands
I even paint with my hands
But what I really love to do most of all
with my hands is help
I help my dad to make breakfast with my hands
I help my mom to unpack her bags when she comes from
the store with my hands
I help to change my baby brother with my hands
I help to put my toys away with my hands
I love to do many things with my hands
but most of all i love to help with my hands
My Helping Hands

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13 Is There Really A Human Race

Is there really a human race?
Is it going on now all over the place?
When did it start?
Who said, “Ready, Set, Go”?
Did it start on my birthday?
I really must know.
Do I warm up and stretch?
Do I practice and train?
Do I get my own coach?
Do I get my own lane?
Do I race in the snow?
Do I race in a twister?
Am I racing my friends?
Am I racing my sister?
If the race is a relay, is Dad on my team:
And his dad and his dad? You know what I mean.
Is the race like a loop or an obstacle course?
Am I a jockey, or am I a horse?
Is there pushing and shoving to get to the lead?
If the race is unfair, will I succeed?
Do some of us win? Do some of us lose?
Is winning or losing something I choose?
Why am I racing? What am I winning?
Does all of my racing keep the world spinning?
If I get off track when I take the wrong turn,
Do I make my way back from mistakes? Do I learn?
Is it a sprint? A dash to the end?
Am I aware of the time that I spend?
And why do I do it, this zillion yard dash?
If we don’t help each other we’re all going to CRASH.

 
Sometimes it’s better not to go fast.
There are beautiful sights to be seen when you’re last.
Shouldn’t it be that you just try your best?
And that’s more important than beating the rest?
Shouldn’t it be looking back at the end
that you judge your own race by the help that you lend?
So, take what’s inside you and make big, bold choices,
And for those who can’t speak for themselves,
use bold voices.
And make friends and love well,
bring art to this place
And make the world better
for the whole human race.

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Comments

  • Rolando Cerda

    What an excellent music, makes me feel quiet, happy and that is our obligation to improve this World!!!!