Dennis Brown - The Promise Land Lyrics

The promise land
Going to the promise land
Yes the promise land
Oh gosh now, through the promise land

Imagine Ghana like California with Sunset Boulevard
Johannesburg would be Miami
Somalia like New York
With the most pretty light
The nuffest pretty car
Ever New Year the African Times Square lock-off
Imagine Lagos like Las Vegas
The ballers dem a ball
Angola like Atlanta
A pure plane take off
Bush Gardens inna Mali
Chicago inna Chad
Magic Kingdom inna Egypt
Philadelphia in Sudan
The Congo like Colorado
Fort Knox inna Gabon
People living in Morocco like the state of Oregon
Algeria warmer than Arizona bring your sun lotion
Early morning class of Yoga on the beach in Senegal
Ethiopia the capital of fi di Congression
A deh so I belong
A deh di The King come from
I can see us all in limos
Jaguars and B'mos
Riding on the King's Highway
To the promise land
Going to the promise land
Oh gosh the promise land
Yeah through the promise land

Promised Land I picture Porsche's
Basquiat Portraits
Pinky Rings realistic princesses
Heiresses bunch a Kings and Queens
Plus I picture fortunes for kids out in Port-Au-Prince
Powerless they not allowed to fit
But not about to slip
Vision Promised Land with fashion like
Madison Ave Manhattan
Saks 5th Ave and
Relaxing popping labels
Promise land no fables
This where the truth's told
Use them two holes
Above your nose
To see the proof yo!
Imagine a contraption that could take us back when
The world was run by black men
Back to the future
Anything can happen
If these are the last days
And hundred-foot waves come crashing down
I get some hash and pounds
Pass around the bud then watch the flood
Can't stop apocalypse
My synopsis is catastrophic
If satellites is causing earthquakes
Will we survive it
Honestly man it's the sign of the times
And the times at hand

There's a lot of work to be done, oh gosh
In the promised land

Talking 'bout promise land
Oh gosh get me to the promise land
The promise land oh the promise land
The promise land

There's plenty of land for you and I
By and by
Lost of food, to share for everyone
Cause that was civilization in the promise land
Answer to the promise land
The promise land
Going to the promise land
There's a lot of work to be done
In the promise land

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  1. EJ RO28

    Wanna use this song in a video but after researching copyrights on YT, i dont think it will happen😑

  2. Anka Brown

    Happy Birthday Dennis..1st February 2020...The Undisputed Crown King of Reggae.The Greatest Classical Music Ever.  Thank you for sharing.

  3. True King

    CROWN PRINCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Guillaume Guitou

    The promise land is jamaica and africa jah rastafari 🇯🇲

  5. L kimbo

    Yo yo yes its l kimbo I've seen DB live at ven street huddersfield great man is missed but his music live on bless

  6. jorge fernandez

    Grand theft auto

  7. Fab LOVER


  8. B 008


  9. B 008

    His Voice ,. Classic 🎶🎶🎶🎙️🎶🎙️🎶🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲when I hear D.Brown always think of Westmoreland .....good memories .....was living my BEST life 🌿🌿🌿🌸🌿🌸🌿🌸🌿🌿🌸🌿🌿🌸🌿💜💙✝️🌌🌌🌌🌌7️⃣✡️✡️✡️

  10. Qash Madskull

    Lion Of Judah 🦁🇬🇭🇯🇲👊🏾

  11. sugerlipsx Jamie wright

    Beautiful vocals unforgettable music timeless style!🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥☝️😁🎶✌🏾 ever man equal in the eyes of Jah! Understand no oppression! Love only! Is The way forward ! ✌🏾

  12. sugerlipsx Jamie wright

    Beautiful vocals unforgettable music timeless style!🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥☝️😁🎶✌🏾

  13. sugerlipsx Jamie wright

    One Love forevermore Ever up!☝️🔥😁🥰🎶✌🏾🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥✌🏾

  14. Sekmet SelassieIASAR Montu /Menen Most HighASET

    The Promise Land Is Africa.

  15. leandro morales

  16. XeddieM

    Reggae will never sound this goood

  17. Alain Sadun

    How can someone dislike this

  18. Rhys thirtytwo

    found it! ha. yes Dennis

  19. Young B

    Classic Legendary

  20. oshiri69

    Two unmistakables from back in the day . . .

    Dennis Brown's vocals and Aswad's orchestration.

  21. Thomas Bayer

    1. bob marley

    2.dennis brown

    3.jacob miller
    4 .gregory isaacs



  23. Skipper Sailor

    Mystic Revelation
    try watching your own commercials / MONITISE NOT MATE / F YOUR CHANNEL FOR THE ADS !

  24. adrian connor

    Pick this up for £1.50 charity shop what a tune 🎶 that dub tho

  25. Barbara Johnson


  26. shanna decoteau

    Going to mother land

  27. Young T

    Give thanks and praise for sharing such powerful vibes

  28. Koh Phi Phi

    My Fav D Brown Track Eva!! Loving it! :)

  29. TARIQ Mahmood

    When I first heard this tune I thought DB was describing my own journey to north and east Africa. About the tune,music, weeeellllllcome to ADIS Ababa and get a sense of feeling that clears all your misunderstandings about Rasta far i n i is.

  30. ALBOZ

    Bassline so harddd sad this style has died out now

    Zach Manuel

    It's alive still! Def checkout Paolo Baldini/ OBF Sound System, Mellow Mood, L'entourloop, Manudigital

    Ibn Afrika

    +Alboz Lila Ike 'Second Chance'


    Heavyweight Digi Killers And Steppas Still Alive and Strong!!! Militant Bredrens


    Nah mate Lila Ike just voiced this riddim


    absolutely not dead

  31. Conrad Strachan


  32. KILASIN Black

    Children’s of the Atlantic slave trade we are the biblical Israelites the real Jews the so-called Jamaicans are from the tribe of Benjamin . after 400 years it time to wake out of sleep


    You lie not.. The promise land is Isreal and the holy city is Jerusalem.. Isaiah 14:1-7
    [1]For the LORD will have mercy on Jacob, and will yet choose Israel, and set them in their own land: and the strangers shall be joined with them, and they shall cleave to the house of Jacob.
    [2]And the people shall take them, and bring them to their place: and the house of Israel shall possess them in the land of the LORD for servants and handmaids: and they shall take them captives, whose captives they were; and they shall rule over their oppressors.
    [3]And it shall come to pass in the day that the LORD shall give thee rest from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and from the hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve,
    [4]That thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden city ceased!
    [5]The LORD hath broken the staff of the wicked, and the sceptre of the rulers.
    [6]He who smote the people in wrath with a continual stroke, he that ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted, and none hindereth.
    [7]The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet: they break forth into singing.

  33. Mr SG

    Riding on the Kings Highway 🇪🇹

  34. maurice jones

    Magical splendor, a paradox of the actual events that ought to happen, especially for those of whom who truly believe in repatriations from vantage point of the few hopefuls who knows how significant such an likely occasion really and truly means. This is truly a great song. I'm so sorry that this particular brother, before he had transcended onto another dimension, "as he had obviously anticipated such a likely exodus of those of whom who would have make themselves fully prepared for what could be quite a magical experience.". isn't around to witness it. I for one truly believes in repatriations but with a solid grounds of which ought to be much of an utmost successful and prosperous one.

  35. jason Horne

    This came up on random play as I landed in st Vincent, God’s work I think


    Dean Fraser intro is second to none!

    Troy Lewis

    not dean its michael ( bamie ) Rose.

  37. Leo de pourt

    @6:30 = version

  38. Vasco Aredji

    revolution in bass line wuk... all the basses you hear for now a comin' from this bass line wuk... geniuses dem geniuses ^^

  39. Vasco Aredji

    Neva fed up wid dissya chune ^^

  40. adam johnson

    baseline is bliss. Kick back light up. Nuff said

  41. C R

    one of my favourites from the blues in amhurst road

  42. RasMarcus Dubwise1

    KINGS HIGHWAY 🔥🔥🔥🔥💯🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  43. loubard nik tous

    siiiiiiii Nkts que du purs✌✌👌👌👌👍👍👍👍👏👏👏👏😄😄😄😄😄😄😃

  44. Mauricio Jr.

    Que pedrada hein! Jah Bless!

  45. Avion noivA

    did jack radicsa sing on this riddim/???

  46. Pat Ribbing

    that dub

  47. Lee Clayton

    Serious tune👍👍👍

  48. B WanE

    That bassline 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
    And those horns😎😎😎

    jasmine DL

    B WanE 👍🏾👍🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾🇬🇭🇬🇭🇬🇭🇬🇭🇬🇭🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲

  49. Adam

    Enoooorme !

  50. marcus Ulrich

    Love the instrumental ßeat

  51. Koh Phi Phi

    My Favourite D. Brown Tune :)

  52. Panton Muenchen


  53. Joao victor


  54. Dj Rickey Ricardo

    wicked rip mr brown !

  55. Boo Byrd

    my brothers funeral music

    Vasco Aredji

    rest in power, with lateness but truth

  56. Michael Dahn

    Made a stop in Monroviiaaaaa..Then we made another one up in Saclapeeeea!! Ridin on the Chiefs Highway...The Promised Land...Nimba County, L.I.B. baby ;)

  57. Koh Phi Phi

    My Fav Dennis Choon! Godeh Rasta!!

  58. sean hogan


  59. Aila Anderson

    this will be in touch with you and I

  60. MegaCozzy

    Easter Sunday bass

  61. Adam SUC420

    good vibes

  62. Peterson Sylvain

    Out of the system

  63. Tony Yayo

    one love every day mob life

  64. Sherland Clarke

    the  best

  65. Chu Konwea

    The massively great Dennis Brown. No tribute paid to this late Hyper-Legend can adequately capture his unquantifiable contribution to roots reggae or do justice to his burgeoning talent. Even Bob Marley said this man was his favorite roots reggae artist. He was that huge. So huge in fact, that the day he was buried, Jamaica stood still....... May Jesus Christ grant him admission into the land promised to those who invest their talent to make the world a better place. Continue to rest in peace the massively great Dennis Brown. Amen.

    Sherland Clarke

    rastafari  live

  66. Lippu wiggi takiela vella

    memories of Malta and Libya thank you for this upload

  67. Gary Guy

    11:35 is 🌋 LIT


    dub 4evaEVAevaeva

  68. Gary Guy

    It's a journey

  69. DubAdvertiser

    Jah Jedi Ras Tafari true me lions..

  70. ARG

    Fire! Bass is lit!

  71. YAH

    Going shashamane land !

    benHoda'ah Shedar'

    Riding on the KINGS Highway !!!!


    The Most highWay Yahs way

  72. 1fisha

    feel like fe blaize up a Ital sensi an ride de ridim. Bad tune.

  73. Simon Forman

    Out of this world .....

  74. Maicon Gta

    que viagem

  75. Tracey Ansell

    where is the promised land let us try and it takes some doing to live side by side go on I love my jamica friends we have no problem living in harmony one love day by day respect each other's culture if you can't don't trouble others x

  76. Light Bright

    This is the hardest tune of the early 80s and the dub version off the vinyl is MegaTuff!! Thanks ASWAD, DEB, and Mikey Dread at the controls.
    Yeshua said,
    If your leaders tell you, “Look, the kingdom is in heaven,”
    then the birds of heaven will precede you.
    If they say to you, “It’s in the sea,”
    then the fish will precede you.
    But the kingdom is INSIDE you and it is OUTSIDE you.
    When you know yourselves, then you will be known,
    and you will understand that you are children of the living father.
    But if you do not know yourselves,
    then you dwell in poverty and you are poverty.


    Light Bright Gospel of Thomas

    Rajah Ball


    ht Bright

  77. Peter Plysch

    Check out Aswad original version - Love Fire. And Dub Fire and same song in movie Countryman: Mosman Skank. Wicked.

  78. Slinkee Beenees

    What an amazing collaboration here!
    Artists today can hardly touch how badass some of the tunes from this era were.
    Lets go!

    Slinkee Beenees

    Damn! that extended extra dub version made me wet!

    B 008

    U see it ❣️🎶🎶🎶🎛️🎛️🎛️🎛️🎛️🎛️🎛️🎶🎛️🎶🎛️🎼🎵🎛️🎛️🎛️🎶🎶🎶🎶🎙️🎙️

    Janette Jackson

    @Slinkee Beenees 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  79. im Clever Artist Name

    One of the dirtiest basslines and effects on it ever recorded.

    bradley Swindlehurst

    im Clever Artist Name same as ASWAD drum and the bass line. Soooo! Sick! Jah love!

  80. up4atgal

    Tune fe mash up yu head top. Should have way more views.

  81. Alchemicz

    Jungle Remix up on my channel :) What a tune!!

    Anne Osullivan

    Love this ..classic

  82. Crucial P Denis Lea

    In that period Aswad had other big collaborations with Patrick Andy and Johnny Osbourne , 2 wicked songs....

  83. anthony paoli

    Bless and greetings to everyone

    Germain Naudinat

    Jah Rastafar I

  84. Jorge paes da silva junior

    meditation ! PoW poW POw

  85. Skate City Recordings

    Max. respect!

  86. Anthony Galtie

    yes the promise land

  87. Ievolovel

    Promised land is a state of mind.

  88. 100% Raridades

    Jah is love

    Young B

    100% Raridades Yes Indeed

  89. Dan Mac

    to ziggy... aswad... Definitely agree merchant. I'm an Irishman. And being to Jamaica several times. Guinness is ital :)

  90. Dan Mac

    sheshamane... Going to the promise land. D brown the Crown prince. some artist! :)

    Tracey Ansell

    hope all friends are together are trying to keep the peace life aint easy look after the one's we love and keep trying xx

  91. Alex Masih




  93. ziggystardust48

    King Dennis Emmanuel Brown with Aswad - British Roots Reggae Meets Jamaican PowerHouse Rasta Roots Reggae. Heavenly.

    maurice jones

    Amazing, a fine pleasure of fine poetry meets true words of melody mix with style, creativity and elegance. Truly a great music. I give a perfect.

  94. Richardclps

    Pesaaaaada :)

  95. krimoo settat

    wauw this beat!!! boss in deeper copied this beat. check it out!! its a rap song and in the middle of it they poppp out this beat!!

  96. Alex Masih

    wats the beat name

    Frederic Sune

    +Alex Masih dub fire

  97. Naphtali Khumalo

    Still a lot of work to be done in the Promised Land