Get It Together (Deluxe Edition)

by Sola Rosa

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released 02 March 2009

All tracks arranged, recorded, produced and mixed by Andrew Spraggon
All tracks recorded at Red Bull Studio (Auckland NZ) and the Lab
Strings on The Ace Of Space and Bond Is Back recorded at Studio One, Kenneth Myers Centre (NICAI)
Piano on Del Ray and Get It Together recorded at Studio One, Kenneth Myers Centre (NICAI)
Mastered by Bo Kondren at Calyx Mastering, Germany

Serocee appears courtesy of Ambrum Records and Windrushpickney Ltd
Spikey Tee appears courtesy of Chocolate Source
Iva Lamkum appears courtesy of Base Promotions Ltd

Art Photography by Mark Smith
Layout by Tristan O'Shannessy

All tracks published by Native Tongue Publishing

Way Up Recordings
PO Box 68-476
Auckland 1010
New Zealand

www.solarosa.com

www.solarosa.co.nz

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Sola Rosa Auckland, New Zealand

From a humble, self-released one man project, Sola Rosa has grown to a high-octane live collective, successfully melding hip hop, reggae, latin, soul and funk. The group have collaborated with artists such as Spikey Tee, Olivier Daysoul and Julien Dyne, while a number of tracks have been remixed by producers as noteworthy as The Nextmen, DJ Vadim, TM Juke and J Star. ... more

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Track Name: Turn Around Feat. Iva Lamkum
Papa never said anything about this
Your mama never listen to a word that you say
Simple little words just to make another chain
So lay dead in my grave
Fall in the gaps and I can't get up
Pulling up the ropes and it gets so tough
Strategy thoughts till I'm on the top
And I won't cry for help
The lies, the truth
To ease the pain
You know you got to say a thing
Child force to lose or gain
It's time they recognise your name
Simple word is all I say, no more lies and arguments
Start again, start again

Turn around, don't you come back this way
I hold my grounds
Never take your judgement x2

So why you gotta lie for
Why you gotta speak for
Why you wanna tell all the things that you know we just don't agree on
Oh my bad, did I put you down
So sad, and so you blame myself
You mad, do I care oh well
Get off the bus and ride yourself
Now i'ma turn it around
Get an amount
Settle me out
Figure it out
Speak your mind, define this
Hold up, hold up
You gotta tell me now so we can figure it out
Let me know what you be thinking about
Ooh oh
Where do you go, where do you go, where do you go
Na Na Na No.

Turn around, don't you come back this way
I hold my grounds
Never take your judgement x2

Turn around, don't you come back this way
I hold my grounds
Never take your judgement x2
Track Name: Love Alone Feat. Spikey Tee
To speak of love is as easy as talking
To feel love is to know how to fly
And if the devil on your shoulder starts you walking
Remember water wells run dry
It's not no joke I'm making
And if I'm not mistaken
The power alone can take you high
A king would leave
All his wealth behind
And have a nation asking why

Love love – pure love
Love alone...

Gotta be the – best baby father man the part time clown
Love off your lady right
Down to the bone
Treat her like a king treat queen on her throne
And never carry on like no rolling stone
Try not to – fling seed ah country or fling it round the town cos inna
Fidelity man has to try (and) wear the crown
Only give your heart if the love is full blown
And any time your there affection's got to be shown

Love love – pure love.
Love alone...

You got to keep your love strong
And don't you be headstrong......
Track Name: Humanised Feat. Bajka
All of us people, sometimes tell lies
And when we do, we simply signify
All got to go
Turn back to school
Come people get real now
Follow natures rule
I don’t know whether, you realise
Before you get your respect you
Got to be humanised

All got to go
Turn back to school
Come people get real now
Follow natures rule
I don’t know whether, you realise
Before you get your respect you
Got to be humanised

You believe on others to, be your keeper
They’ll call you dreamers and, lazy people
You better change your groove
Come get in the swing
Find yourselves and do your own sweet thing
I don’t know whether, you realise
Before you get your respect you
Got to be humanised

All got to go
Turn back to school
Come people get real now
Follow natures rule
I don’t know whether, you realise
Before you get your respect you
Got to be humanised

Took us a long time, to take good care
The reason why
We wasn’t aware
We didn’t understand, what it meant to be human
And that’s the only way, cause we’re all human

All got to go
Turn back to school
Come people get real now
Follow natures rule
I don’t know whether, you realise
Before you get your respect you
Got to be humanised
Yes you do

I don’t know whether, you realise
Before you get your respect you
Got to be humanised
Track Name: I've Tried Ways Feat. Serocee
You say what’s up? And I say up what?
When most a these cats blow they life like snot
I got most of what I got from not having a lot
And gave most of what I got for a solitary shot
So I look to the sky and I beg God forgive me
Then I release these demons within me
So let me begin we, lived life with roaches and rats in a one bed council flat
As a matter of fact, whenever I grab the mic and rap
I be speaking for my people on the corners and dat,
So I speak with linguistic speeches,
With a hope that it reaches
Those that vote and can quote from my thesis,
I - I know the powers within me,
Why you wanna take it and bin me,
Cos you see that I’ve bin me from the first day that you seen me,
Why you wanna fuck wid my dream B
Tell me what’s up

I’ve been trying
I’ve been trying so hard
But they can’t stop me

You can’t stop me reaching for the top, thought you want me to flop
And when they see me they be scheming for the day that I rot
They probably hope I get popped, or do a crime and get knocked but
It ain't gonna happen kid believe it or not
So I am not gonna stop till I reach where I’m reaching
Cos even if I’m wheezing I’m breathing
Mamma never raised no fool, so I’m keeping my cool
Use my brain as my weapon and the mic as my tool
The - words that I speak are razor sharp
Just to penetrate your brain skin flesh and your heart
I try to reach parts none others can reach; I’m like that beer
I quench your thirst for knowledge thirst when I speak
It ain’t about being the best
It ‘s about having to stamina to go when all the others take a rest
This music is a mission it ain’t no contest
So as long as blood pump in my chest you dun know I’m gonna…

Chorus

How can I phrase this?
Most of these rappers would sell they whole soul just to make it on a play list
Then get played if they fit the bill of chatting murda murda murda, kill kill kill
But time don’t stand still and the world keeps turning
Even as we get older we keep on learning
We keep the fire burning,
Even when we feel like we fighting for nothing we just keep on surging
Keep moving forward, don’t look back
Keep our mind on the future with an eye on the past
Nothing lasts forever that saying is true
Like Karma everything comes back so watch what you do
And I been doing this for years
I had promises to make it, but alas I wasn’t prepared
So now I sit teary eyed, all alone in my room hoping nobody can hear me cry
Until the day that I die I never want to wonder what if - and that s why I’ve got to try