Live As One is an uncompromising rebel tune, in the tradition of roots reggae, played entirely live by Friendly Fire Band, and burning with social commentary. Tomlin Mystic points out the similarities between the slave masters on plantations, and the current political system, in this downbeat yet uplifting song of hope.

Since the late 70s, Tomlin Mystic has been involved with Roots Reggae with a foundation band from Balsall Heath, Birmingham, called Natural Mystic.

A few decades later, Tomlin is writing and performing with the Friendly Fire Band, and this new single “Live As One” has got an original feel reminiscent of the foundation roots which came to popularity in the UK in the 80s, played entirely live by Friendly Fire Band and mixed in a dubby fashion by Robin Giorno aka Robidon.

Even the socio-political climate of the country, seems to be reverting to the Margaret Thatcher days, only this time around, it’s Cameron holding the keys to our plantation like a slave master – the way out is simply to not let the powers that be divide and conquer humanity, and to LIVE AS ONE regardless of colour, race or creed.

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Lyrics
Live As One
Lyrics by Tomlin Mystic (T. Taylor)

Cameron’s got the key to this plantation
We’ve got to live as one
So the scattered us over the Western land
We’ve got to live as one

Live as one
Live as one
Live as one
Live as one, yeah
(help me again)
We’ve got to live as one

Say no to trans-humans
We’ve got to live as one
Robbing the people of their earned pension
We’ve got to live as one

Live as one
Live as one
Live as one
Live as one, yeah
(help me again)
We’ve got to live as one

Black Red White and Yellow,
Living in total harmony
That’s what the creator said
That is the way that it was meant to be

Live as one
Live as one
Live as one
Live as one, yeah
(help me again)
We’ve got to live as one

Track Credits
Tomlin “Mystic” Taylor – Vocals
Damon Wilding – Drums + Percussion
Ian “Fly” Harper – Bass / flugelhorn
Matt Graham – Keys
Mike “MIcky Melody” Hurley – Melodica
Robin “Robidon” Giorno : Guitars / BVs
Chris Holmes – Trombone
Nathan Jervis – Trumpet
Joel Evans – Tenor Sax

Recorded by Simon Bishop at Oooomph! Studio and Robin Giorno at Friendly Fire Music studio.

Mixed and Produced by Robin Giorno