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Chasing The Sun

by Sola Rosa

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1.
For The Mighty Dollar – lyrics by Kevin Mark Trail / Andrew Spraggon For the mighty dollar Some say pound Tell me money Makes the world go round Its funny when you walk down the same street Now I see the buildings sky high More life, more trouble But a man can try Step in the same circles, that you once called home Searching for something in common Don't tell me loves all gone Right and left Black and white War of sexes Whose wrong whose right? Corporation, gentrification As we progress, till there’s nothing left For the mighty dollar Some say pound Tell me money Makes the world go round Keep my focus sharp And my mind on track I can count the people, who really got my back Wanna more than break even Don't want to drown in a sea, of circumstances Got to float to be free Right and left Black and white War of sexes Whose wrong whose right? Corporation, gentrification As we progress, till there’s nothing left For the mighty dollar Some say pound Tell me money Makes the world go round
2.
Runnin’ – lyrics by Shach Seven / Andrew Spraggon I keep runnin’, runnin’, runnin’ Like my life is You know I gotta be in to this one I’m telling you I hardly ever get strung Usually I’m runnin’ like my life is on the, life is on line The way I move is changing lately And I’m starting to think that maybe She can stop me running Like my life is on the, life is on line Cool with being alone Cause I like to have my space And when I’m deep in that zone Could disappear for days Don't know how to explain it These changes in my life Trying to stay in my lane It’s hard to justify Runnin’, runnin’, runnin’ I keep runnin’, runnin’, runnin’ Like my life is You know I gotta be in to this one I’m telling you I hardly ever get strung Usually I’m runnin’ like my life is on the, life is on line The way I move is changing lately And I’m starting to think that maybe She can stop running Like my life is on the, life is on line Runnin’, runnin’, runnin’ I keep runnin’, runnin’, runnin’ Like my life is Cool with being alone Cause I like to have my space And when I’m deep in that zone Could disappear for days Don't know how to explain it Don't wanna complicate my life No matter how I arrange it It’s hard to get this right Runnin’, runnin’, runnin’ I keep runnin’, runnin’, runnin’ Like my life is You know I gotta be in to this one I’m telling you I hardly ever get strung Usually I’m runnin’ like my life is on the, life is on line The way I move is changing lately And I’m starting to think that maybe She can stop me running Like my life is on the, life is on line Runnin’, runnin’, runnin’ I keep runnin’, runnin’, runnin’ Like my life is
3.
Something Good – lyrics by Thandi Phoenix Say hey, there’s something coming over my body Feel the rush yeah No way, I can control myself when I’m with ya Feel the pressure Everything about you, keeps me wanting more Keeps me, keeps me wanting more I just want to love ya, dying to explore Dying, I’m dying We got this connection We got something good I can see you want it Lets embrace the mood Lets ignite the fire Lets go overboard Promise you my all I’m lost in your allure Hey, hey, no point in playing cool lets discuss this Lets be honest No way, I’m gonna let this go for a second, love your affection Everything about you, keeps me wanting more Keeps me, keeps me I just want to love ya, dying to explore We got this connection We got something good I can see you want it Lets embrace the mood Lets ignite the fire Lets go overboard Promise you my all I’m, lasting your allure You been what I been missing Love your affection Love the attention What I been missing Love your affection Love the attention Cure my condition We got this connection We got something good I can see you want it Lets embrace the mood Lets ignite the fire Lets go overboard Promise you my all I’m, lasting your allure Love the affection Love the attention Cured my condition What I been missing Love the affection Love the attention What I been missing
4.
You Don’t Know – lyrics by Josh Barry They said be mindful But now my conscience overflows In Vicious cycles  So I’m riding off the road  Win everything and you could have your weight in gold But it could mean nothing  In the eyes of the beholder Uh huh  I’m good  Open up  I should  If i erupt  No good  Lips shut but I should open up You don’t  You don’t  You don’t know what I’m living with X4 They said be honest Still the truth lies under rocks  Myself I punish  Yeah it’s true my mind is locked Spin everything to make nothing quite a lot  Said it could be nothing  So i won’t hide and lose the plot  Saying Saying… I’m good  Open up  I should  If i erupt  No good  Lips shut but I should open up You don’t  You don’t  You don’t know what I’m living with X4
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Chasing The Sun – lyrics by Wallace Gollan / Kevin Mark Trail / Andrew Spraggon Its written in the stars Used up all our cards I wrote it for the moon, and you You know we gotta move You know, you know we gotta go We’re till chasing the sun Summers just begun Having a good time loving the day x2 Living in paradise I wrote it for the moon, and you x2 Its painted in the clouds All that's been unwound I wrote it for the moon, and you You know we gotta move You know, you know we gotta go We are living in a world that we both made I’m not letting in the vibes that I don't feel As we share space and both surrender to the day Living in paradise Having a good time, loving the day (repeat) We’re till chasing the sun Summers just begun Having a good time loving the day x2 Living in paradise Loving the day (repeat)
6.
Star To Star – lyrics by Troy Kingi Jump from start to star Open up to the ages Marvel from afar And on science fiction pages La-la-la (repeat) Be accepting of the cosmos We keep reaching for a man in the clouds Amplification of osmosis Our brains too weak And now our soul can’t speak no more Highly skilled but he settled for an empty life He didn't want to sacrifice anything Those nights at home eating alone waiting for the end to arrive Only to find… There’s absolutely nothing through the shiniest of portals But you can’t take me for my word You gotta see it for yourself yeah La-la-la (repeat) Be accepting of the cosmos We keep reaching for a man in the clouds Amplification of osmosis Our brains too weak And now our soul can’t speak no more Lets drift up to the cape And find it’s no mistake  leave bodies in our wake It’s dark for goodness sake I will never ever doubt where I am going There’s no heaven up above Only energy flowing We keep reaching for the man in the clouds We gotta accept all We gotta accept all the cosmos ???? We keep reaching out to the man in the sky We gotta accept all We gotta accept all the cosmos Our brains too weak And now our soul it can’t seek no more My soul can’t speak no more Stop thinking, and start feeling Keep feeling Get out of my heart Get out of my mind It is true Can’t keep searching your life [Ad-lib] Holding on Holding on yeah
7.
Searching For Love – lyrics by Kiko Bun / Andrew Spraggon Oh I been loving you since the first moment we shared Cause of you darlin’ My soul is rich just like a millionaire You make me a better man Than I could ever be For every grain of sand Just for you id be a drop of water right from the sea Finally I feel complete The days of my heart searching for love are over Now I’m complete Finally I feel complete The days of my heart searching for love are over Now I’m complete I’ll be singing songs about you until the morning comes Cause of you darlin’ I live in summer days with the warming sun You make me a better man Than I could ever be For every grain of sand Just for you id be a drop of water right from the sea Finally I feel complete The days of my heart searching for love are over Now I’m complete Finally I feel complete The days of my heart searching for love are over Now I’m complete Got me feeling The greatest feeling The nicest feeling Love the feeling (x2) Finally I feel complete The days of my heart searching for love are over Now I’m complete Finally I feel complete The days of my heart searching for love are over Now I’m complete (x2)
8.
Shine On – lyrics by Thandi Phoenix I glisten and I beam I know I am a queen Not ever looking back I’m focused on my path
 Day in day out I’d pick up all the pieces You’d run your mouth I’d  have to answer for it Someway, somehow You slipped through my defences Lord knows what I was thinking Suddenly I felt that I was coming to my senses Cause all the time you left me here Sitting second guessing Finally I saw in to your superficial essence Saw you just for who you are What I’d give now to show you What I give now to say Having you round was poison I’m in a better place Steady I’m moving forward I, shine on  I, shine on… I Thought you had clout To push me round so I Gave in to my doubts Knew how to take advantage You kept me down You love to feel important Lord knows what I was thinking
 Suddenly I felt that I was coming to my senses all the time you left me here Sitting second guessing Finally I saw in to your superficial essence Saw you just for who you are
 I look in the mirror and I know my self worth I glisten and I beam Cause I know I am a queen Not ever looking back now I’m focused on my path Floating like I’m in a dream
 What I give now to show you What I give now to say Having you round was poison I’m in a better place Steady I’m moving forward I, shine on  I, shine on… I I glisten and I beam I know I am a queen Not ever looking back I’m focused on my path
9.
No Idea – lyrics by Jerome Thomas Bit my lip so much I swallowed my words All the things I’m preaching they go unheard, and No you think I don't talk I ain’t got no opinions Always cut me off Like you have all the answers Never ask a question Too afraid of difference Foolish are the ones who think they have nothing to learn, oh… Think you know, but you ain’t got  ain’t got no, clue  Just focused on what you can see I can see you’re Really sure, you seem so secure  Maybe, you’re wrong and baby You have no idea, do ya, do ya  The things you say are not so profound I don't correct you, guess I understand No you think I don't talk I ain’t got no opinions Always cut me off Like you have all the answers Never ask a question Too afraid of difference Foolish are the ones who think they have nothing to learn, oh… Think you know, but you ain’t got  ain’t got no, clue  Just focused on what you can see I can see you’re Really sure, you seem so secure  Maybe, you’re wrong and baby You have no idea, do ya, do ya  You think you know x2
10.
So Many Times – lyrics by Kevin Mark Trail I’ve learnt to be cool with taking my time I know when the morning comes the sun will shine Sometimes its best to listen before you talk So you can hear what’s going on So you can see where you went wrong So many times I have run from confrontation Is it wrong, is it right x2 I know that loves at the source of your navigation yeah Is it wrong, is it right x2 Real love, is it love I’m facing the troubled times with a smile I see the seasons changing, and so do I Yes I’m a little cautious, but not afraid I know there is no substitute For only the love leads to the truth So many times I have run from confrontation Is it wrong, is it right x2 I know that loves at the source of your navigation yeah Is it wrong, is it right x2 Real love, is it love Too and fro we learn and grow Its gonna be alright Gonna be, gonna be, gonna be alright So many times I have run from confrontation Is it wrong, is it right x2 I know that loves at the source of your navigation yeah Is it wrong, is it right x2
11.
My Love – lyrics by Eva Lazarus Bring me back to life I need water too Desert in my mind Days feel kind of cruel CPR my week Hearts stopped, I’ve been missing beats Beat the blues with thoughts of you With them I know that I’m queen here What I mean is your king Remember when we met You had always said We would never let the days take away what’s left Stolen breath I-I-I, I just wanna unplug, run away with you There’s to much work and things to do Can we just chill for a minute, go slow, be here I just wanna pause all my stresses, disappear Living in the future got us stressin’ One thing needs protecting, our love Make time, steal time, our lives decline in value When we forget what we came here to do Give me, warm sunlight I need it to bloom Frostbite, had me dyin’ Til this change of mood I’m back on my feet Go toe to toe with life, defeat Anything that comes between us and the skies of blue we’ve been seein’ You know what I mean The hours had me down Won’t let it count us out Lets dip and take a trip it’s always clear above the clouds I-I-I, I just wanna unplug, run away with you There’s to much work and things to do Can we just chill for a minute, go slow, be here I just wanna pause all my stresses, disappear Living in the future got us stressin’ One thing needs protecting, our love Make time, steal time, our lives decline in value When we forget what we came here to do My love!
12.
Closing Statement – lyrics by Wallace / Andrew Spraggon We’re done, we’re done, we’re done x4 Lawyer up I feel nothing Felony is crystal clear Power trip of your own making Lets just leave it here All your getting is, closing statement Evidence is in your, heart is vacant All your getting is, closing statement Finito - I wont retract so… Under oath and over certain
Everything has come to light
Guilty on all counts your facing
Fade in to the night How can you say you want it My love Just make a change and own it Don't keep me waiting All your getting is, closing statement Evidence is in your, heart is vacant All your getting is, closing statement Finito - I wont retract so… We’re done, we’re done, we’re done x4

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released September 25, 2020

* The Black Quartet - violin’s Jessica Hindin and Mahuia Bridgman-Cooper, viola Joe Harrop and cello Rachel Wells. Arrangements and recording by Mahuia Bridgman-Cooper at Mmm studios

All tracks recorded, arranged and produced by Andrew Spraggon with additional production and arrangements by Andy Morton

All vocals recorded at Tileyard Studios – London, UK, except Something Good, Shine On, Chasing The Sun and Closing Statement recorded at Native Tongue Writing Rooms - Sydney, Australia. Star To Star recorded at Uncles Bach – Kerikeri, New Zealand

Brass on For The Mighty Dollar, Shine On, Runnin’, My Love recorded by Olly Harmer at The Lab, Auckland

Mixed by Andy Morton at Creative Orchard
Mastered by Kelly Hibbert at Almachrome

All tracks published by Native Tongue Music Publishing

Photography – Matthias Heiderich
Artwork layout – Jaime Robertson

Thanks and love to the music makers, artists and collaborators involved in the making of this album. Also a special thank you to NZ On Air, Native Tongue Music Publishing, Henry Compton and The Orchard team, Verena Mornhinweg, Jaime Robertson, Sören Lundberg, Craig Pearce, Cushla Ashton, MMF, Tileyard Studios London, Maggie Taylor and of course my beautful family for being there throughout.

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Email: wayup@solarosa.com
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Sola Rosa Auckland, New Zealand

Sola Rosa has been the 20-plus year labour of love for Andrew Spraggon, who has produced a wealth of recordings since 1999. Creating an evolving infusion of funk, beats and soul, Sola Rosa’s history is littered with headlining shows, Number 1 releases, awards and critical acclaim in his home country of New Zealand. Spraggon now begins his next musical chapter with the release of, Chasing the Sun. ... more

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