From the recording Peace Process MP3

Written by Queen Makedah / David Goldfine, Laurent Alfred, Andrew Bain [Zion I Kings]

Lyrics

I AM SHEM
by Queen Makedah - Copyright 2000, 2010

“A people without knowledge if it’s history is like a tree without roots”

Chorus (UNISON):
Taken from the lands of Ham but I am Shem/ (I am Shem)
Stolen from the Horns of Africa But I am Yisrael (Yisrael)
Taken from the lands of Ham but I am Shem/(I Am Shem)
Stolen from the Horns of Africa But I am Yisrael (Yisrael)

Verse 1:
Avraham had a night vision of future posterity
Fi’ stubborn disobedience dem suffa d’curse captivity
400 years twice over was d’prophecy
Kidnapped from Africa sold as a slave but my home is in the East!

Chorus (UNISON):
Taken from the land of Ham but I am Shem/ (I am Shem)
Stolen from the Horns of Africa But I am Yisrael (Yisrael)
Taken from the land of Ham but I am Shem/(I Am Shem)
Stolen from the Horns of Africa But I am Yisrael (Yisrael)

Ooh, Ooh (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh, Ooh, Ooh!)
Ooh, Ooh (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh, Ooh, Ooh!)
Ooh, Ooh (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh, Ooh, Ooh!)
Ooh, Ooh (Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah)

Verse 2 (DUB):
Runnin’ outa Canaan’s land like a deer from a hunter
Into d’African bush and sold by my Ishmaelite n’ Hamitic brotha’s
Jerusalem fell unda siege from d’perils of war (WAR! WAR!)
I was forced to flee - sought refuge pon African shores

BRIDGE:
If I forget thee Oh Jerusalem, let my right hand forget it’s cunning
If I forget thee Oh Jerusalem, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth
If I forsake thee, Oh Mount Zion, Whoa be unto my soul,
If I forget Yerushalyim the chief of my joy!

[OOH’S] [GUITAR SOLO]

CHANT: (2X)
Eem eshchacheyach Yarushaleyim-T’eeshchach yamini
Eem eshchacheyach Yarushaleyim-T’eedbach lashoni
Eem lo aaley et yerushalyim-al rosh….rosh seemchati…..eem lo oh yeah!

[OOH’S] – END ON AAH’S