Get It Together (Deluxe Edition)

by Sola Rosa

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  • Get It Together Ltd. Edition Print, LP & Download Package

    Designed by the inimitable Dan Stiles, this limited edition package includes a mind-bendingly beautiful LP (pressed onto 200 gram translucent ice blue vinyl, what else?), stunning 12"x12" silkscreen print of the cover (using a metallic gold ink not present on the jacket), and an immediate download of the album in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.

    Download includes all the tracks on the vinyl, plus The Ace of Space, Lady Love, These Words, and three never-before-released remixes of Bond is Back, Del Ray and Love Alone.

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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
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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
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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......
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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
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I'm gonna smoke til my eyes them red like fire Read a couple page and chant out two prayer, For the weak for the poor the long time sufferer The one when evening come they can't find no supper, The youths them have to bathe up in a cold water, A family getaway is a non-starter Every day is grim and like in get carter... And though times hard and money short there'll be sunshine in the face of the people, Whether they are walkathon or have corn to put gas in their vehicle(s), And though times hard and money short consumer goods are produced by poor people, When nuff of them are walkathon and have no corn to put gas in their vehicle(s) So for these words these sounds these powers I'm giving you my – thanks and praise, Giving me the strength to believe that there'll be – brighter days These words these sounds these powers I'm giving you my – thanks and praise, Give me strength and conviction – to go on Me nah go drink up too much of the firewater cos it's a deeper vibration I&I ah call for, As a herbsman I smoke and meditate like Rasta, For there's a whole heap of questions and and I want some answer(s), Why a station inna space and no cure for cancer? How much more have to dead to put oil in a tanker? Why man locking up for weed but them ah free the banker? While times hard and money short consumer goods are produced by poor people, When nuff of them are walkathon and have no corn to go and put gas in their vehicle(s), Remember times when money short and there's much less fortunate people, And nuff of them are walkathon they have no corn to go put gas in their vehicle(s) So for these words these sounds these powers I'm giving you my – thanks and praise, Giving me the strength to believe that there'll be – brighter days, For these words these sounds these powers I'm giving you my – thanks and praise, Their giving me the conviction I need to move on. We nah go take none of the sympathy neither, You don't see nuff ghetto youths ah turn riddim rider, Courthouse and jailhouse them sick of lock up inside of, I don't condone the badness or the things that ain't right sir, Do things to make your family proud your future brighter, Here what I'm saying my friend just push up you lighter – and smoke til your eyes them red like fire... Although times and money short there'll be sunshine in the face of the people, Whether they are walkathon or have corn to go put gas in their vehicle(s), And when times hard and money short consumer goods are produced by poor people, And nuff of them are walkathon and have no corn to go put gas in their vehicle(s) So for these words these sounds these powers I'm giving you my thanks and praise, They're giving me the strength to believe that there'll be – brighter days, These words these sounds these powers I'm giving you my – thanks and praise, They're giving me the strength and conviction to move on, So for these words these sounds these powers I'm giving you my thanks and praise, They're giving me the strength to believe that there'll be – brighter days, These words these sounds these powers I'm giving you my – thanks and praise, They're giving me the strength and conviction to move on, Giving me the strength.... The conviction... Said I'm gonna smoke.... And chant out two prayers.... Ad-lib.

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released March 2, 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

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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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