The Set List

S1 E12 | FULL EPISODE

Tarrus Riley at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Come to the foot of the stage with live performances, exclusive back-stage access and in-depth artist interviews with The Set List. In this episode we’ll hear Tarrus “Singy Singy” Riley tear up the stage for a roaring crowd of thousands at BRIC’s annual outdoor summer concert series. We dare you to try to sit still during this performance.

AIRED: May 15, 2019 | 0:54:26
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TRANSCRIPT

[ Instruments tuning ]

Yeah.

This is Singy-Singy Tarrus Riley from the Blak Soil band.

Love, live, laugh,

music, no problem.

[ Laughs ]

♪ Hey! Well, my name is Tarrus Riley ♪

♪ And we are The Blak Soil party ♪

♪ And everybody feeling all right ♪

I was born into a musical family.

So my father, rest in piece, is a great singer from Jamaica.

I was in the studio around legends,

Sly and Robbie and Dean Fraser and all these great people.

Dean is probably the one who really believed in me 100%.

Dean is like a father figure to me.

He's like a big brother to me.

We're very close.

♪ Hey, jump

♪ Hey, don't, don't

[ Singing in Jamaican ]

Because I'm a dancehall baby, so you have a lot of DJs.

Jamaican rappers, DJs, when that kind of music come out,

pshh, I love it, and it's the beat on the desk and DJ.

Like, my friends, they run... I like that kind of music.

That's what I want to be doing.

♪ Well, who cyan hear dem a go feel mi seh ♪

♪ When you finga mash no badda cry mi seh ♪

♪ Oy

♪ Who cyan hear dem a go feel mi seh ♪

♪ When you finga mash no badda cry ♪

Music is what feelings sound like.

People with feelings, they need to express themself in arts,

so arts appeal to your senses,

so some people, you know, they like fragrance,

and music is fragrance to the ears.

I've seen my music, people telling me my music

bring them through tough times.

People's music have brought me through tough times.

I remember, you know, different parts of my life,

certain songs.

There's a song for every part of your life.

♪ All the evil that mean me harm ♪

♪ Hey, they can go back where they came from ♪

When words fail, music speaks.

If you can't talk it, speak it, there's a song you can play

and be like, "I feel like this," you know?

I write music for everyone because I think...

And that's why I do so much different style, fast songs,

slow songs, dance songs because everyone is different,

and we all have different moods, even me.

I'm not the same person every day.

♪ Hey

♪ We got it going on

[ Speaking Jamaican ]

♪ Hey, hey, hey, hey

I want to say thank you to everybody

who listens to my music,

buys my music, comes to the concert.

Every time I get an opportunity to say something,

it's just thanks because I come from humble beginnings,

and I know what it is to want to do what I'm doing now.

I remember when no one knew my music.

It's just thank you and keep listening

because I'm just getting started,

and there's a lot more to come.

♪ Where my DJ

[ Cheers and applause ]

♪ Well, hey, Brooklyn

♪ You play those songs

♪ Yeah, you set the mood

Brooklyn, are you ready?

Right now, let's make some noise and welcome to this stage

Mr. Omar Tarrus Ruben Singy-Singy Riley!

♪ Gimme likkle one drop

♪ Make the bass line roll and catch ♪

♪ Mi love how the music a drop a ♪

♪ My woman, my rock, yeah

♪ Gimme likkle one drop

♪ Oh, give me the music from Jamrock ♪

All Caribbean people, put your hand like this!

Oy, jump, jump, jump!

♪ You know we jumping, jumping, jumping ♪

-♪ Hey -♪ We're jumping, jumping

♪ One foot, man, a dance, so no trouble him ♪

♪ Yow no bother meck up yo face don't be the mugging ♪

♪ Good vibes in a the place

♪ Blak Soil jumping

♪ Well, a long time so wi no feel like this ♪

♪ Me like this

♪ Stepping so clean, so fresh ♪

♪ Oh, yes

♪ Give me likkle one drop

♪ Meck this line, roll line

♪ Ooh

♪ Mi love how the music a drop

♪ Mi woman a rock, come on ♪

♪ Give me likkle one drop

♪ Oh, yeah

♪ The music from Jamrock

♪ And make we couple up and

♪ Pull away, then stop

♪ We've got the drum and the bass line ♪

♪ Have it

♪ Woman, a whine up them waistline ♪

♪ On it

♪ I make one stop

♪ One stop ♪ For one drop

♪ I'll get low

♪ One drop for your love

-♪ We after this, mix up with -♪ The mix

♪ So give me the words and the melody to move

♪ Sing it

-♪ A likkle one stop -♪ One stop

♪ For one drop of your love ♪ Hey

♪ Give me likkle one drop

Rock on!

[ Cheers and applause ]

If you love the band, say, "Go on, Singy-Singy."

Audience: Go on, Singy-Singy!

♪ Hey, we give thanks for life

♪ We give thanks for life

♪ Every time

Watch him now!

♪ Well, today me rise like the sunrise ♪

♪ Me bright and me upright

♪ No one can bruk my vibe

♪ And me no care who want to fight ♪

♪ Who want to criticize

♪ I'm on a higher heights

♪ So tell them

♪ Say what you want to

♪ Do what you want to

♪ It's no concern to me

♪ And if you feel all right in the party ♪

♪ Put up your hand and hand the air and just ♪

♪ Hey, come on

♪ It's my day

♪ To do anything I want to

♪ Whoa, my time

♪ And I'll use it any way I want to ♪

♪ My time

♪ What about yourself?

♪ And I'm responsible for every action ♪

♪ Well, it's all mine

♪ All mine

♪ Miss, how do you say? -♪ My day, my time, my life

Ruben, don't start.

♪♪

♪ I beg you, easy now

♪ Give me some reason now

♪ And don't invade my space

♪ I'm in a different place

♪ Different phase

♪ Moving on my way

♪ If you feel like a champion

♪ Everybody now in the air

♪ Put up your hand now

♪ Wipe away your troubles

♪ Wipe away your worries

♪ And come on now

♪ Well, this is my day

♪ To do anything I want to

♪ Whoa -♪ My time

♪ Yeah, and I'll use it any way I want to ♪

♪ You know -♪ My life

♪ My, my life

♪ And I'm responsible for every action ♪

♪ Well, it's all -♪ All mine

♪ My day, my time, my

♪ Hey

♪ We got it going on

[ Singing in Jamaican ]

♪ Hey, hey, hey

♪ We got it going on

♪ Jah know

♪ Oh, now there's no separating ♪

♪ Ooh

♪ With me and my lady

♪ Oh, yeah

♪ We firm as the rock of Gibraltar ♪

♪ And mountains around Hi-rusalem ♪

♪ Whoa, yeah, you labor in vain ♪

-♪ Ooh -♪ Where my DJ?

♪ Roots-rock reggae, come on ♪

♪ Oh, yeah

♪ She said, "You cannot go round us" ♪

♪ She said, "Tarrus, nothing divides us" ♪

♪ Hey, there's more than a million reasons ♪

♪ To quit

♪ Hey, hey, but we never split, oh, no ♪

♪ And more than a million reasons ♪

♪ To quit

♪ Hey, don't you know that we hold on ♪

♪ Well, love is what dreams are made of, yeah ♪

♪ And in my visions all I see is her ♪

♪ We got something strong

♪ Something strong

♪ Brooklyn, we holding on

♪ Holding on

♪ Well, hey, hey, hey

♪ We got it going on

[ Singing in Jamaican ]

♪ All right

♪ Well, hey

♪ We got it going on

[ Cheers and applause ]

How you feeling?

[ Cheers and applause ]

Can I hear all the pretty girls scream?

[ Cheers and applause ]

♪ Hey

♪ You can't resist, no, there's no escape ♪

♪ Feelings start creeping up coming your way ♪

♪ Ooh

♪ Can't do a thing no matter what they say ♪

♪ You find yourself walking round ♪

♪ Daydreaming

♪ Well, roses being red and violets blue ♪

♪ She loves me, yes, she loves me not ♪

♪ That's what you do

♪ You can't get a grip

♪ And now you're acting foolish ♪

♪ Look in the mirror and say -♪ "What's this"

♪ Yeah, look like something might go round ♪

-♪ Love is contagious -♪ You know

♪ Something might go round

♪ And a sweetest sickness

♪ Feeling inside -♪ Bubbling over

♪ All right, you get a feeling... ♪

♪ Inside bubbling over

♪ Well, everybody is saying ♪

♪ Something might go round

♪ Love is contagious

♪ I don't need to be cured

♪ Woman, you fill up my prescription ♪

♪ Feel like a new man

♪ You're like my vitamin

♪ You keep me coming

♪ Hey, you're my medicine

♪ Woman, I need you so

♪ I'm never letting you go ♪

♪ Hey, and when your love attacked me ♪

♪ I couldn't do a thing about it ♪

♪ Well, listen now

♪ We no want to see no pharmacist ♪

♪ No, hey

♪ No, no, no

♪ Me no want no doctor

♪ Come drugs me, no

♪ No

♪ No, no, no

♪ No, fill me up

♪ With all of your good stuff, baby ♪

♪ Fill me up

♪ No, no, no

♪ And I know it's real

♪ Hey, the way, hey

♪ I feel

♪ Oh, something might go round ♪

♪ Well, love is contagious

♪ Yeah

♪ Something might go round

♪ Oh, it's the sweetest sickness ♪

♪ Feeling inside bubbling over

♪ You get a feeling inside

♪ Bubbling over

♪ Something might go round

♪ Hey, man, say, love is contagious ♪

♪ Something might go round

♪ Sweetest sickness

♪ Feeling inside bubbling over, yeah ♪

♪ You get a feeling inside bubbling over ♪

♪ All right

Thank you.

[ Cheers and applause ]

Well, allow myself to reintroduce myself.

Take it down.

A pleasure and good night to all you're feeling.

My name is Singy-Singy Tarrus Riley.

Can I hear some nice [indistinct audio]

in the Caribbean people in the place?

[ Cheers and applause ]

Is anyone from Trinidad in the place?

[ Cheers and applause ]

Is anyone from Bahamas in the place?

[ Light cheers and applause ]

Virgin Islands in the place?

[ Light cheers and applause ]

Any Guyanese in the place?

[ Light cheers and applause ]

Any Jamaicans in the place?

[ Cheers and applause intensify ]

I'm just checking. Keep grooving.

♪ Hey

♪ Well, he's never satisfied

♪ No matter how hard

♪ She tries

♪ To make him feel like a king

♪ She stays home alone

♪ She cooks, and she cleans

♪ And she's a good woman but... ♪

♪ He don't know

♪ Listen, I wish I had someone ♪

♪ Someone like her

♪ Just to show how much she's worth ♪

♪ And if I had

♪ Someone like her

♪ Then I would work

♪ To erase the hurt

♪ I'll never take for granted all you give to me ♪

♪ To find a virtuous woman is not easy ♪

♪ Sometime love is blind

♪ Sometime we see

♪ But ringing in my head is what my... ♪

-♪ Mama told me -♪ Hey

♪ So wanty, wanty, no getty ♪

♪ Hey, a getty, getty, no wanty ♪

♪ And I say wanty, wanty -♪ No getty

♪ You know a getty, getty no wanty ♪

♪ Hey, hey

♪ Hey, wanty, wanty, no getty

♪ No, a getty, getty, no wanty

♪ A wanty

♪ Wanty, no getty

♪ A getty, getty, no wanty

♪ Man called Tarrus Riley

What up?

Me can't rush.

Take it down.

Well, you know, we're having a good time,

and there's message in the music.

And so this next song,

it's against any man that beat up them woman.

I wouldn't want no woman beat up their man.

If you believe in love, put your hands in the air.

Jama, make some [indistinct audio]

Hey.

♪ Oh, if he beat you, beat you

♪ Then why take your clothes off ♪

♪ Huh

♪ Abuse and mistreat ya

♪ Oh, and later on seduce ya

♪ Mek him know him

♪ Nah get nuh loving if a so den star ♪

♪ Strength weh him a tek fight tek it go fight war ♪

♪ Face too pretty Fi a wear scar ♪

♪ He'll never get to Zion

♪ So cut it out

[ Cheers and applause ]

♪♪

You know this one!

♪ Looking out

[ Cheers and applause ]

[ Cheers and applause intensify ]

[ Cheers and applause die down ]

You got to relax.

♪ Across the nighttime

♪ The city winks a sleepless eye, eye, eye, eye ♪

♪ I hear her voice

♪ Shake my window

♪ Sweet seducing sighs

♪ Hey

♪ Get me out there

♪ Right there in the nighttime ♪

♪ Hey

♪ Four walls won't hold me tonight ♪

♪ Hush

♪ Do you feel all right?

[ Cheers and applause ]

♪ Are you here to have a good time? ♪

♪ I want you push up your vines and sing. ♪

♪ And if they say -♪ Why, why

♪ Why you say

♪ Tell them that it's human nature ♪

♪ Why, why

♪ Why do you do me that way

♪ And if they say why

♪ Why

♪ What you say

♪ Tell them that it's human nature ♪

♪ Why, why

♪ Why do you do me that way

♪ Come on

♪ Well, I'm reaching out there

♪ To a stranger

♪ Electric -♪ Eyes are everywhere

[ Speaks indistinctly ]

Huh!

♪ I see that girl

♪ Boy, and she knows I'm watching ♪

♪ Hey

♪ And she likes the way I stare ♪

♪ Come on

♪ And if they say -♪ Why, why

I can't hear you!

♪ Tell them that it's human nature ♪

♪ Why, why

♪ Why do you do me that way

♪ And if they say why

♪ Why

♪ Tell them that it's human nature ♪

♪ Why, why

♪ I love living this way

♪ I love you all

♪ We are family

Rastafari!

Can then we have another saxophone there?

Ruben, the music!

Oh, gosh!

[ Singing indistinctly ]

♪ Jah know, yeah

♪ Hey, well, listen, people

♪ Are you ready

Audience: Oh, my!

Oh, my gosh. Hush, hush, hush.

Listen. Take it down.

Now listen.

For all of the people who don't know,

we're not promoting violence.

It's just a musical shot.

We're not hurting anybody.

Okay!

I reloaded!

Are you ready?

One more time.

♪ So me say, people, are you ready ♪

Audience: Oh! Oh, my!

♪ Hey, come like we do

♪ Singy-Singy rocksteady

Audience: Oh! Oh, my!

♪ All right then

♪ So beware for the shottas dem strap ♪

♪ Rastaman a tell di youths and fill low the Glock ♪

You know, so island people are lazy

because we eat good food!

Jump! Jump! Jump! Jump!

Jump! Jump!

♪ Oh, it's a shame to see

♪ Hey, brothers killing themselves ♪

Hold on. -♪ Killing themselves

Are you tired already?

Audience: No!

One more time, jump, put them in the air.

♪ Well, it's a shame to see

♪ Hey, brothers killing themselves ♪

♪ Wasting energy

♪ Should be uplifting themselves ♪

♪ Hey, where's the enemy

♪ Putting shots on the shelf

♪ Well, all we need is brain food ♪

♪ And belly -♪ Food for our health

♪ Oh, well, don't get caught up in a ♪

♪ Petty passion

♪ Oh, no, be careful of them guns ♪

♪ And ammunition

♪ Hey, and let us make a change ♪

♪ Meditation

♪ I know that we could use the strength for cultivation ♪

♪ So beware for the shottas dem strap ♪

♪ Rastaman a tell di youths and fill low the Glock ♪

♪ And beware

♪ Hey I know the cops start ♪

♪ And them kind, them no care

♪ One more time, Brooklyn

♪ So we say, people, are you ready ♪

Audience: Oh!

[ Cheers and applause ]

Who jam this?

Ee, ee!

Jah!

♪ We care less about workers of iniquity ♪

Everybody, push up your hand if you believe in love!

Hands up all night!

Come on! Hey, Brooklyn!

♪ And I'm going out

♪ And coming in

♪ Oh, yeah

♪ Will never leave I Jah Jah ♪

♪ Never leave I Jah Jah

♪ Far from vampire

♪ Hey

♪ And I'm coming out

♪ And coming in -♪ Coming in

♪ Ooh, yeah

♪ Well, keep me by your right hand ♪

♪ And keep me far from Satan

♪ Walk with me

♪ Talk to me

♪ Show me the thoughts in a dem hearts fi me ♪

♪ Deh pon mi journey, dem can't see ♪

♪ Dem a pray fi see mi car right off wid me ♪

♪ Be a shield to me

♪ Reveal to me

♪ Bad card, Better than a deal ♪

♪ And give me

♪ Never hesitate from us

♪ Fi bus di seal fi me

♪ Haile

♪ And I'm a going out and coming in ♪

♪ Brooklyn

♪ Never leave, Oh, Jah Jah ♪

♪ Never leave I Jah Jah

♪ Far from vampire, hey

♪ And I'm going out

♪ Oh, and coming in

♪ Well, keep me by your right hand, ah ♪

♪ And keep -♪ Far from Satan

♪ Confident in a you

♪ Jah Jah

♪ Yuh nah go mek wi, suffa

♪ Enemies try, dem haffi skatta and batta and flatta ♪

Oy, now...

♪ Protect me people, Jah

♪ Nuh mek dem caught in a crossfire ♪

♪ Protect me nation, Jah Jah

Right on!

♪ Cah wi nuh waan mi nuh long to nuh slaughter ♪

♪ No -♪ Protect your people, Jah

♪ All right

♪ Babylon, start this wildfire

♪ Protect your nation, Jah Jah ♪

We got live reels reggae.

♪ Protect your people, Jah Jah

Jump! Jump!

♪ Hey, downtown, a new playground ♪

♪ You know

No, no.

No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.

Brooklyn, are you ready to go home?

-No! -No!

Are you tired?

-No! -No!

Are Brooklyn people lazy?

-No! -No!

Well, when the drummer gets lively,

I want everybody to get lively with Tarrus Riley.

Are you ready? Jump! Jump!

♪ And downtown, a new playground ♪

♪ You know, whole heap a tension ♪

♪ Trouble surround

♪ Head a go a roll

♪ Hey, jump

♪ Hey, downtown

♪ Come on, come on

♪ Country people worried, you know ♪

♪ We needs have survival

♪ War is in a Middlesex Cornwall, I'm sorry ♪

♪ Hey

♪ Some nuh have nuh heart and mercy ♪

♪ Oh, Father

♪ Help me

♪ Preserve Jamaica beauty

♪ Ooh, yeah

♪ And we say -♪ Protect your people, Jah

♪ Take it down, take it down ♪

♪ Protect your vision, Jah Jah ♪

Once again, all Caribbean people, make some noise.

[ Cheers and applause ]

Now we love everyone. It's one love, but you see?

We're still celebrating emancipation and independence.

All pro-Jamaicans say,

"Brooklyn, Brooklyn, Brooklyn, Brooklyn!"

And we not shoot nobody, so meck we sing along.

Come on now.

♪ Jamaica

♪ Jamaica

♪ What you say? Jamaica ♪

♪ Land we love

♪ Come on now

♪ Jamaica

♪ Hey, what you say?

♪ Jamaica

♪ Jamaica

♪ Land we love

♪ Well, hush, so listen

[ Speaks indistinctly] from Hawaii.

You know, him some love for Jamaica.

Him love Jamaican style and Patois.

So when him come to Jamaica and then meet a girl,

and him never know what to tell the girl.

So him ask when I'm [indistinct audio]

my Jamaican lyrics, and the [indistinct audio]

say, "When you see her, just look pon her

and tell her this."

♪ Oh, nice to, nice to know you ♪

♪ Let's do it -♪ Again

♪ You know we

♪ One-night stand

♪ Woman, I want to be more than just friends ♪

♪ Do you

♪ And it's the nice a

♪ And let's -♪ Do it again

♪ Oy, and now we did it a now

-♪ One-night stand -♪ All right

♪ Woman, I want to be more than just ♪

♪ Confident, confident

♪ Oh, I'm confident in a you

♪ Jah Jah

♪ Now you now got me cray

♪ When enemies try, dem haffi

♪ Skatta and batta and flatta

[ Cheers and applause ]

Do you want more music?

[ Cheers and applause ]

If you want more music, you got to say, "More music!"

Audience: More music!

Mr. Music, what do you have for the people now?

Dancing?

Dancing?

But everybody can't dance. All right.

Hold on.

♪ This part of the show

♪ Is where everybody moves

♪ And if you can't dance

♪ This one is easy

♪ Even I can do

♪ Come on now

♪ Hey

♪ Jah

♪ Hey

♪ Get up, get up, get up, get up ♪

♪ Hey

♪ Come on

♪ Wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up ♪

I'm going to sing a song for you. Listen.

♪ You spent all that money on your watch ♪

♪ Well, how much time you spend with your son ♪

♪ So much money in the club, man ♪

♪ How much you spend with the ones you love ♪

♪ The simple things are your blessings ♪

♪ Simple things are your blessings ♪

♪ Every day, hey, hey

[ Singing indistinctly ]

♪ Hey, jump

♪ You spent all that money on your watch ♪

♪ Well, how much time you spend with your son ♪

♪ So much money in the club, man ♪

♪ How much you spend with the ones you love ♪

♪ The simple things are your blessings ♪

♪ Simple things are your blessings ♪

♪ Simple things are your blessings ♪

♪ Hey, you got to know it's your blessing ♪

♪ You're picky with the shoes pon your feet ♪

♪ But you can't pick and choose the friends weh you keep ♪

♪ You not watch what you eat

♪ Well, hey, when last you get a good sleep ♪

♪ The simple things are your blessings ♪

♪ Simple things are your blessings ♪

♪ Simple things are your blessings ♪

♪ Jah You got to know ♪

♪ It is your blessing

♪ The simple things are your blessings ♪

♪ Simple things are your blessings ♪

♪ Simple things are your blessings ♪

I'm going to sing Konshens' part now.

♪ Hey

♪ Simplicity we use to survive ♪

♪ Find it difficult because dem ignorant and hype ♪

♪ But that not going to get another life ♪

♪ Telling them again anuh inna that deh voice ♪

♪ Life no give chance too often ♪

♪ Cut out the sadness

♪ Invest in the laughing

♪ Time you take a stress

♪ A lifetime passing

♪ You me love you fore me see you in a coffin ♪

♪ Let me tell you this, my nigga ♪

♪ Good days, bad days, you no see a weather ♪

♪ Woulda spend house and car and cheddar ♪

♪ Just fi get one more second with their lost ♪

♪ Brooklyn, put up one hand in the air ♪

♪ so a meck wave them

♪ You know a murder, a Tarrus Riley ♪

♪ Live and now you're here now Brooklyn! ♪

♪ The simple things are your blessings ♪

[Speaks indistinctly ]

Make them move them waist, man.

Them a no waist, man.

Them want to move to the bass, man.

You see all that woman there?

Jamaica she come from.

She eat jam and banana.

Saint Thomas in the building.

Rub-a-dub style.

[ Bass playing ]

Oh, my gosh.

Drummer, help him out, drummer.

Hey!

[ Drums beating ]

Mr. Fraser, show them one, one, yah, man.

Hey.

[ Saxophone playing ]

♪ La, la, la, la, la, la, la

♪ La, la, la, la, la, la, la

♪ Hey

♪ Hey

♪ What you say

Good night, Brooklyn.

My name is Chris, keyboard player.

I'm going to sing an old song.

You know it, sing along.

Yeah.

♪ Well, I guess it would be nice, uh ♪

♪ If I could touch your body

♪ I know not everybody

♪ Has got a body like you ♪

♪ No, no, mercy

♪ But I got to think twice

♪ Before I give my heart away

♪ I know all the games you play ♪

♪ Because I play them, too

♪ Oh, but I need some time off

♪ From that emotion

♪ Time to pick my heart up

♪ Off the floor

♪ And when love comes down

♪ Without devotion

♪ Well, it takes a strong man, baby ♪

♪ But I'm showing you the door

♪ Because I got to have faith, faith, faith ♪

♪ I got to have

♪ I got to have

♪ I got to have faith

♪ Faith

Don't before my time, doc.

Go, Tarrus. Woop-woop.

♪♪

♪ Down

♪ Oh, man, now see you

♪ Murder

♪ Mr. Fraser, it's your time ♪

♪ Mr. Fraser, it's your time ♪

♪ Mr. Fraser, it's your time ♪

Now everybody out there old-school.

Give us something brand-new.

[ Saxophone playing ]

One, two, jump, hey!

Boo-yah!

She'll dance with you.

One, two, three, hey!

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

Make some noise for my little daughter!

♪ Hey

♪ Well, my name is Tarrus Riley ♪

♪ And we are the Blak Soil party ♪

♪ And everybody feeling all right ♪

♪ Put your hands up

[Singing indistinctly ]

Yes, Brooklyn.

♪ You got your own style

Randy!

[ Yelling indistinctly ]

♪ Well, she wants to be like ♪

♪ Them people on TV

♪ Oh, and she wants to look like ♪

♪ Them girls in the magazines

-♪ She's got dreams -♪ Oh

♪ She got big dreams -♪ Big dreams

♪ To see herself on the big screen ♪

♪ Oh, then she ask, "Do you love me" ♪

♪ I say, "You're just right"

♪ Absolutely

♪ I love you just the way you are ♪

♪ You don't have to change

♪ You don't have to do a thing, no ♪

♪ Just the way you are

♪ If you put on a pound or if you take off a pound ♪

♪ Just -♪ The way are

♪ And if you wake up with no makeup ♪

♪ We not break up ♪ Just

♪ The way you are

♪ And in my eyes

♪ You're a star

♪ Jah

♪ Oy, she feed me

♪ And then she give me love plenty ♪

♪ Whoa, she

♪ Authentic

♪ She give me real love

♪ Ah, no, no plastic

♪ Hey, hey, hey

♪ I've got big plans

♪ Hey

♪ A you fi be my wife and I your husband ♪

♪ Yeah

♪ She said, "A what is it you like about me" ♪

♪ Girl, you not have to change nothing ♪

♪ I love you just

♪ The way you are

♪ And you don't have to change

♪ You don't have to do a thing, no ♪

♪ Just the way you are

♪ If you put on a pound or if you take off a pound ♪

♪ Just the way you are

♪ And if you wake up with no makeup ♪

♪ We not break up

♪ Just -♪ The way you are

Come on.

♪ Hey, hey

♪♪

♪♪

♪ Brooklyn

♪ Hey

♪ I love you just the way you are, girl ♪

♪ You don't have to change

♪ You don't have to do a thing

♪ Just -♪ The way you are

Hush. Hush, hush, hush, hush.

♪ Take off her clothes

How we feeling, Brooklyn?

[ Cheers and applause ]

Now this part of the concert, I want everyone to sing with me.

Warm up your voice.

Ahem!

All right.

Now the words are very easy --

"I love you just the way you are."

Are you ready?

-Yeah! -Yeah!

♪ I love you just

♪ The way you are

♪ Well, you don't have to change ♪

♪ You don't have to do a thing, no ♪

♪ Just -♪ The way you are

♪ If you put on a pound or if you take off a pound ♪

♪ Just -♪ The way you are

♪ And if you wake up with no makeup ♪

♪ We not break up

♪ Just the way you are, girl

♪ And in my eyes

♪ You're a star, girl

♪ Hey, you got your own style ♪

♪ What?

[ Cheers and applause ]

That's it?

[ Cheers and applause intensify ]

What do I got to do to get some love, man?

What? Go on.

[ Cheers and applause ]

All right. All right. All right. Watch this now.

[Indistinct audio] said mes not a studio artist,

nor a auto-tune artist, nor a Instagram model.

Listen. Ahem.

Just hold on though, man.

♪ We been together for awhile now ♪

♪ Growing stronger every day now ♪

♪ Feels so good, and there is no doubt ♪

♪ Yeah

♪ I will stay with you

♪ Well, as each morning bring a sunrise ♪

♪ And the flowers bloom in springtime ♪

♪ On my loving you can rely

♪ I will stay with you

Your time! ♪ I will

♪ Stay with you

♪ Through the ups and your downs ♪

♪ I will -♪ Stay with you

♪ When no one else is around

♪ And when the dark clouds arise ♪

♪ I will stay by your side

♪ And I know we'll be all right ♪

♪ I will stay with you

[ Cheers and applause ]

♪ Oh, yeah

♪ Oh, yeah

♪ Oh, yeah

♪ Ooh, ooh

[ Speaking indistinctly ]

I swear.

♪ Hey

♪ I'm a Superman thanks to Lois Lane ♪

♪ Kissed away my problems

♪ When I went insane

♪ Took me from the depths

♪ When I lost my name

♪ Yeah, she gave me something ♪

♪ I could live for

♪ Now everyone is asking

♪ What's the change

♪ They don't recognize

♪ I've got so much to say

♪ And then I never thought someone ♪

♪ Love someone so much

♪ They give up on everything

♪ Jah know

♪ I will be there when you need me ♪

♪ I'll be there when you cry, baby ♪

♪ Oy, I will be there when you need someone to tell you ♪

♪ That you're beautiful, baby

♪ Oy

♪ I will be there when you need someone to run with ♪

♪ And I will be there when you need someone to dance with ♪

♪ I'm your lover

♪ Till the skies turn gray, girl ♪

♪ Oh, you're beautiful

♪ Baby

♪ Oh, you know you're beautiful ♪

♪ Oh, yes, you're beautiful

♪ You're so beautiful, baby

♪ Hey -♪ It's beautiful

-♪ You're so beautiful -♪ Jah know

[ Speaking indistinctly ]

♪ I feel butterflies

♪ When I'm in your hands

♪ You can turn the pavement

♪ Into white sand

♪ You can make a moment

♪ A memory in a glance

♪ And I can't believe -♪ Anyone else

♪ Oh, no

♪ Everybody is talking

♪ Always shining

♪ Never stop glistening, baby

♪ And I never thought someone

♪ Love someone so much

♪ Give up on -♪ Everything

Mellow.

♪ I will be there when you need me ♪

♪ Ooh, I will be there when you cry, baby ♪

♪ Ooh

♪ I will be there when you need someone to tell you ♪

♪ That you're -♪ Beautiful, baby

-♪ Come on now -♪ Ooh

♪ I will be there when you need someone to run with ♪

♪ And I will be there when you need someone to dance with ♪

♪ I'm your lover till the skies turn gray, girl ♪

♪ Oh, you're -♪ Beautiful, baby

♪ Sing along

♪ Because you're beautiful

♪ Because you're beautiful

♪ You're beautiful, baby

♪ Baby

♪ Oh, yes, you're beautiful

♪ Jah know

♪ Yes, you are

Okay. Now take it away.

Take it away. Take it away.

♪♪

♪ Ooh

♪ Jah know

♪ Hey

♪ Ooh

Nice.

♪ The way she move to her own beat ♪

♪ She has the qualities

♪ Of a queen

♪ 'Cause she's a queen

♪ Eh, yeah

♪ And ooh

♪ What a natural -♪ Beauty

♪ Oh, she don't need no makeup to be ♪

♪ A cutie

♪ She's a queen

♪ She's a queen

♪ Hey

♪ And when they ask

♪ What a good woman is made of ♪

♪ She's not afraid and ashamed of ♪

♪ Who she

♪ She's royal

♪ Yeah

♪ Royal

♪ That's right

♪ And I

♪ I need her in my life

♪ I never knew anyone

♪ No, so one of a kind

♪ Until the night

♪ Cannot

♪ Nubian queen

♪ Ooh, Nubian queen

♪ Ooh, Nubian queen

♪ Ooh, Nubian queen

♪ And I know everyone

♪ And I know everyone

♪ Can relate

♪ To when they find

♪ A special someone

I see you.

♪ She's royal

♪ Over there so, so royal

♪ Oy

♪ And I want her in my life

♪ Never knew anyone

-I want you! -You want me?

[Speaks indistinctly ]

♪ So one of a kind

♪ Until the night that I seen your eyes ♪

Yeah!

[ Cheers and applause ]

Well, all right.

I'll go ahead and bring you into my songbook right now.

A lot of people might know this one,

and if you don't know it, get used to it.

Yeah.

Yeah.

In relationships, sometimes you have

some people like to hurt you.

In Jamaica, we say, "Yeah. Go on.

Like, you want to take me for idiot?"

Because them hurt you over and over

and over and over and over,

and them think one likkle word can make it right.

You dem know?

Sorry.

I say, "What?"

And them say, "Sorry."

I say, "What?"

And them change it and say, "Me never mean it."

You see, when they get tired of sorry, just look pon them.

And say, "Look here."

♪ Your words have no meaning

♪ 'Cause you continue to do the same thing ♪

♪ And sorry is a sorry word

♪ Look at all I've done for you ♪

♪ Yeah

♪ You come with your sweet talk ♪

♪ You call me your sweetheart

♪ And every day you break another ♪

Keep it mellow.

Listen.

♪ I'm sorry that you're sorry

♪ But sorry is not good enough for me, baby ♪

-♪ Ooh -♪ I'm sorry that you're sorry

♪ Sorry can't dry my tears, lady ♪

♪ And each time -♪ Each time

-♪ We try -♪ We try

♪ You come with your same story ♪

♪ Now you're sorry

♪ But I'm sorry 'cause I can't

♪ Accept your apology

♪ You say it, you say it, but you no mean it ♪

♪ You say it, you say it

♪ But me no believe it

♪ You say it, you say it

♪ But you no mean it

♪ You say it, you say it

♪ But me no believe it

♪ What you want me fi do

♪ Yo, we too repetitive

♪ Me versus you

♪ Everything competitive

♪ A nuh so me want fi live, no a nuh my prerogative ♪

♪ You say you want mi treat you right, girl ♪

♪ Look at what you did

♪ Care about my feeling, oh, no ♪

♪ You don't have time

♪ Loving weh you say you have

♪ You never define

♪ One bag a things mi hear ♪

♪ Through the grapevine

♪ When mi confront you

♪ One bag a lie you si -♪ Hey

♪ You say it, you say it

♪ But you no mean it

-♪ You say it, you say it -♪ Me no believe it

-♪ You say it, you say it -♪ You no mean it

-♪ You say it, you say it -♪ Hush

♪ I'm sorry that you're sorry

♪ Sorry is not good enough for me, baby ♪

♪ Ooh

♪ I'm sorry that -♪ You're sorry

♪ Sorry can't dry my tears, lady ♪

♪ And each time -♪ Each time

-♪ We try -♪ We try

♪ You come with your same story ♪

♪ I'm sorry you're sorry

♪ Look at all

♪ Look at all I've done for you ♪

♪ Adios, mi amor

♪ If you walk out through -♪ The door

So don't let nobody take you for idiot.

Tell them to go on about their business.

Hey!

♪ Well, adios, mi amor

♪ Oh, yeah

♪ And if you think me ago bawl

♪ Oh, no, hey -♪ Gwan and love me

♪ Listen now Wan yah ♪

♪ Well, if you feel that you have me ♪

♪ Wrapped up around your little finger ♪

-♪ You're wrong -♪ Oy

♪ And everybody feel as if a you lick me chip ♪

♪ And I'm -♪ Programmed to you

♪ You think a you alone can love me ♪

♪ And I'll be broken when you ♪

-♪ Walk out -♪ Hey

♪ But anytime you decide if pack up your things and leave ♪

♪ Don't come back

♪ Go on

♪ Go on, go

♪ Don't come back

♪ I'll be fine

♪ Don't come

♪ Oh, anytime you're ready

♪ When you're ready, you're free ♪

♪ Don't come back

[ Singing indistinctly ]

♪ Listen

♪ Roses are red

♪ Life is real

♪ Love has gone toxic

♪ And a poison are we

♪ No need to play any games anymore ♪

♪ Your type of love anuh loving to me ♪

♪ Drifting

♪ We're drifting

♪ Remember when we were one

♪ This ship is sinking

♪ And if we don't bail out

♪ We're going to drown now

♪ My cup is overflowing

♪ I've had enough now

♪ So anytime you decide

♪ Fi pack up your things and leave ♪

♪ Don't come back

Boo!

More music!

More music!

More music!

♪♪

♪♪

Y'all hear me, Brooklyn?

Watch it!

Hey!

♪ Well, who cyan hear dem a go feel mi seh ♪

♪ When you finga mash no badda cry mi seh ♪

♪ Oy

♪ Who cyan hear dem a go feel

♪ And when you finga mash no badda cry ♪

-♪ Mi seh -♪ Watch it now, Jah

♪ Dem big inna body and will tell yuh dem ready ♪

♪ Mi nuh need no glass fi see dem force ripe ♪

♪ Jah

♪ And through bad company some likkle pickney ♪

♪ Nah tek, no talk, a straight road ♪

-♪ A street life -♪ Hey

♪ Mama likkle princess gone bad ♪

♪ Daddy's likkle angel

♪ Bruk out

♪ Mama likkle pearl, tell mi

♪ Seh she ready fi di world, walking out ♪

♪ Just anodda good girl -♪ Good girl

♪ Gone bad

♪ Once she was a good girl

♪ A good girl

♪ Well, it's the story of a good ♪

♪ Girl gone bad

♪ And she don't know what she have ♪

♪ Driving the family

♪ Hey, a good -♪ Good girl

-Take it low. -♪ Good girl

Brooklyn, you're not tired.

♪ Gone bad

You're not tired.

-No! -No!

This song is called "Good Girl Gone Bad,"

Tarrus Riley alongside Konshens.

You love Konshens, make some noise.

[ Cheers and applause ]

You know Konshens? Konshens said...

♪ Bruk off, ya bruk

♪ Bruk off, ya bruk

♪ Bruk

We don't want you bruk off, ya bruk.

No, no.

We just want you to jump.

I'm now going to sing Konshens' part.

Are you ready?

No, hush.

You don't look like you're ready.

Everybody, stretch.

Stretch!

One, drummer, two, three, mix, hey!

♪ Mi seh a whole heap a man

♪ Dem gyal yah back it up pon ♪

No, man. Relax.

Let us show you how it's done.

Bassie, Christopher, Courick, Wire,

Birdie, man with no shoes.

[ Speaks indistinctly ]

Hurry up. We don't have all night.

Are you ready to get lively?

[ Cheers and applause ]

Stretch!

One, two, mix, hey!

♪ Mi seh a whole heap a man dem gyal yah back it up pon ♪

♪ From inna di church, di school bus, di taxi or minivan ♪

♪ And if you follow dem gyal yah, dem mek you bawl ♪

♪ Fi yuh madda from behind the prison bars ♪

♪ Worse if yuh a star nuh gi dem no par ♪

♪ Mama likkle princess gone bad ♪

♪ And Daddy's likkle angel

♪ Bruk out

Thank you very much, Brooklyn!

We love you! Rastafari!

Hey!

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

Three, four!

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

[ Cheers and applause ]

Brooklyn!

I can't hear you!

[ Cheers and applause ]

Tarrus! -Riley!

-Tarrus! -Riley!

-Tarrus! -Riley!

-Tarrus! -Riley!

-Tarrus! -Riley!

If you have the heart of a lion,

put up your lion paw,

all lion and all lioness.

Who Jah bless, no man curse.

Hey.

♪ Can't touch a lion

♪ He's so humble

♪ Hey

♪ Never touch a lion

♪ Hey

♪ No, no, no, no, no, no

♪ Can't touch a lion

♪ Lion paw

♪ Hey

♪ Never touch a lion

I know, Brooklyn,

we are confident in the victory

of good over evil

because who Jah bless, no man curse.

♪ All the evil that mean me harm ♪

♪ Hey, they can go back where they came from ♪

♪ No demonic words perform ♪

♪ Shall prosper, yeah

♪ I tell you the wobiah and the science ♪

♪ Man come

♪ Because they can't squeeze -♪ The lion paw

[ Speaks indistinctly ]

♪ Hey

♪ I'm walking through this valley of test ♪

♪ And I never been a weak heart ♪

♪ In the wilderness

♪ The power of Jah preserve I

♪ And guides in all I do, yeah ♪

♪ So trodding through the heights ♪

♪ And the depths

♪ We trample frustration

♪ And conquer stress

♪ The power of Jah preserve I

♪ And guides in all I do

♪ So all the evil that mean me harm ♪

♪ Hey, they can go back where they came from ♪

♪ No demonic words perform ♪

♪ Hey

♪ Shall prosper, yeah

♪ Oh, yeah

♪ I tell you the wobiah and the science man come ♪

♪ They can't squeeze the lion paw ♪

Thank you very much, Brooklyn.

Until we meet again, health and strength.

Give thanks and praise to the most high.

Selassie high.

Jah!

Rastafari!

[ Cheers and applause ]

♪♪

♪♪

Come on. Right here in Brooklyn, let's hear it.

♪♪

♪♪

Thank you.

Thank you for coming.

Thank you for singing.

Thank you for shouting.

Thank you for dancing.

Thank you, Brooklyn!

[ Cheers and applause ]

♪♪

♪♪

♪ Ah

♪ Well, Brooklyn

♪ You play those songs

♪ Yeah

♪ You set the mood for me

♪ And we celebrating for free ♪

♪ And I'm loving

♪ All the music sounds

♪ Oh, yeah

♪ You see the woman dem a dem we a pree ♪

♪ Hey, can you hear me

♪ Gimme likkle one drop

♪ Now give me a bass roll and catch ♪

♪ Mi love how the music a drop a ♪

♪ My woman, my rock, yeah

♪ Gimme likkle one drop

♪ Oh, give me the music from Jamrock ♪

All Caribbean people, put your arms like this.

Oy, jump, jump, jump!

♪ You know we jumping, jumping, jumping ♪

♪ Hey, we're jumping, jumping ♪

♪ One foot, man, a dance, so no trouble him ♪

♪ Yow no bother meck up yo face don't be the mugging ♪

♪ Good vibes in a the place

♪ Blak Soil jumping

♪ Well, a long time so wi no feel like this ♪

♪ Me like this

♪ Stepping so clean, so fresh ♪

♪ Oh, yes

♪ Give me likkle

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