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►What’s in the Playlist: Heart Like A Lion by Rebelution

Posted by Mercenary Spark on June 11, 2008

The cool thing about music services with stations based on similar artists, is that there’s always a great song or artist you’ve never heard of that comes up, and sometimes surprises you because it’s from a genre you thought you never liked. I discovered Rebelution’s music last week after playing a Flobots Similar Artists Station. Reggae was always a genre I ignored, mostly because of the movements it was involved to. Although the band’s songs changed my opinion on reggae, it’s still not a genre I’ll listen to often. Rebelution fuses reggae with some hip-hop, rock and alternative music in what they call California Reggae. The rhythm and sound of most of their songs might make you another fan of California Reggae. The song I got for this week’s article is called Heart Like A Lion from their album Courage to Grow. The lyrics are good, the rhythm is better and no pop sound included.

Rating: 7/10 – Good song, even if it’s not my musical taste. The song is available In the Corner.

Lyrics to the Song:

A heart like lion, burning like fire
Waiting just to be set free
A heart like a lion, burning like fire
How can I bear captivity
Some they tell me I’m a fool, a fool who walks this road alone
So afraid of making changes, remember that nothing is carved in stone
Oh tell me why we’re so afraid of the secrets locked with in our souls
Everything that we’re made of is dying just to be exposed

So don’t turn your back on yourself, there’s nowhere to run
You know your life’s not a practice run
It’s time to wake up you’re mind
For maybe tomorrow will never come or maybe it will but by then it’s too late
There’s nothing left to do but cry
So now you cry and you don’t know why, and now you cry but you don’t know why

A heart like lion, burning like fire
Waiting just to be set free
A heart like a lion, burning like fire
How can I bear captivity
Some they tell me I’m a fool, a fool who walks this road alone
So afraid of making changes, remember that nothing is carved in stone
Oh tell me why we’re so afraid of the secrets locked with in our souls
Everything that we’re made of is dying just to be exposed

So what you want to be now well it’s time to realize
That everything you need now has been right in front of your eyes
Don’t point your fingers and blame, remember it’s never too late to change
Don’t point your fingers and blame, remember it will be okay

So don’t turn your back on yourself, there’s nowhere to run
You know your life’s not a practice run
It’s time to wake up you’re mind
For maybe tomorrow will never come or maybe it will but by then it’s too late
There’s nothing left to do but cry
So now you cry and you don’t know why, and now you cry but you don’t know why

You better get up, you better get out,
You better get up and turn your life around.
You only live once, you better act now
‘Cause you never know when it’s going to come back around.

A heart like lion, burning like fire
Waiting just to be set free
A heart like a lion, burning like fire
How can I bear captivity
Some they tell me I’m a fool, a fool who walks this road alone
So afraid of making changes, remember that nothing is carved in stone
Oh tell me why we’re so afraid of the secrets locked with in our souls
Everything that we’re made of is dying just to be exposed.

After listening to the song, I read Courage to Grow won the iTunes Editors Choice: Best Reggae Album 2007. Other good songs from the album you should listen to are Safe and Sound, Attention Span and Nightcrawler.

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6 Responses to “►What’s in the Playlist: Heart Like A Lion by Rebelution”

  1. Mercenary of Light, you should update your blog soon. If you do not then I’ll have to disaffiliate with you. Because you have not updated your blog for at least more then 2 weeks.

  2. Sorry, SL, but I’ve been busy lately. I was going to publish another What’s in the Playlist this week and publish tomorrow (but I’ll finish it now) on Pages and I had an idea for Video of the Month, but decided against it for the sad mood. I even sent my sprite later than expected (because others were using my pc).

  3. Very well. Also I have helpful advice. I suggest you put “Song of Storm’s” from SSBB in your playlist. I happen to love that song. I mean, you managed to get the Fire Emblem music from Melee in afterall.

  4. Ok, but everyone should start considering the Artist and Song of the Week page. It’s not for decoration or just having a lot of pages, it has a purpose.

  5. Artist? Sure. If you don’t mind reviewing it anyway. How about Green Day? Don’t remember you reviewing that. XD

  6. Which song? Warning?

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