Wednesday, March 22, 2006


I know you're gonna think I'm making shit up, but there is a Hasidic Reggae singer named Matisyahu, and he kicks ass.

I heard this tune on the radio the other day called King Without A Crown, so I asked some of the younger people at work if they had ever heard the tune. Must have tripped them out to have the suit guy come in to the "plant" and start asking about the tune on "their" station. Little do they know about me.


Anyway, this one 19 year old kid told me the band is called Matisyahu. I told him, "Wow, that sounds like a Hebrew word."

Turns out I was right.

Dude is a real life Hebrew-spouting hardcore reggae-toasting singer.

Check out his lyrics:

What's this feeling?
My love will rip a hole in the ceiling
Givin' myself to you from the essence of my being
Sing to my God all these songs of love and healing
Want Meshiach (the Messiah) now so it's time we start revealing
You're all that I have and you're all that I need
Each and every day I pray to get to know you please
I want to be close to you, yes
I'm so hungry
You're like water for my soul when it gets thirsty
Without you there's no me
You're the air that I breathe
Sometimes the world is dark and I just can't see
With these demons surround all around to bring me down to negativity
But I believe, yes I believe, I said I believe
I'll stand on my own two feet
Won't be brought down on one knee
Fight with all of my might and get these demons to flee

Hashem's rays fire blaze burn bright and I believe
Out of darkness comes light, twilight unto the heights
Crown Heights burnin' up all through the twilight
Said, thank you to my God, now I finally got it right
And I'll fight with all of my heart, and all a' my soul, and all a' my might

Let the blessings come down
Strip away the layers and reveal your soul
Got to give yourself up and then you become whole
You're a slave to yourself and you don't even know

You want to live the fast life but your brain moves slow
If you're trying to stay high then you're bound to stay low
You want God but you can't deflate your ego
If you're already there then there's nowhere to go

Ask Hashem for mercy and he'll throw you a rope
You're looking for help from God you say he couldn't be found
Looking up to the sky and searchin' beneath the ground
Like a King without his Crown
Yes, I wanna get down
A King without his Crown
Yes, you keep fallin' down

Dude's on fire.