Rise (The Machine) feat. Spikey Tee

from Low and Behold, High and Beyond by Sola Rosa

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lyrics

we know the system does exist - so we have to find a way to go round it
flex every muscle yeah - cos we have to try a thing to compound it
understand that self belief - is the most crucial component
gives a man the tools he needs - to overcome a difficult opponent
so when he falls to the dirt and crumbles - there will be words spoken in condolence
while the people shall stand in victory reminiscing about those stolen moments
so throw down your arms and come - raise every voice into the sky
let's murder them with love and not some futile battle cry

do nuh rise the machine - and blame it on the streets cos they're mean
do nuh rise the machine.

if you believe in the words of our prophets - you done know about bigger judgement
so the life them a tek weh fi fuckry star that don't make no sense
ghetto youths ah make each other fallen soldiers when they could be standing as brothers
no one can hear what you really mean as the nails hit the board box cover
so if you find it hard to trust in your heart - just think of what you're making
if there's a choice to live or rest in peace - i know which one i'm taking
so throw down your arms and come raise those voices to the sky
let's murder them with love and not some futile battle cry

do nun rise the machine - and blame it on the streets cos they're mean
do nuh rise the machine - pause it up and go scrape and clean
nuh rise the machine - blame it on the streets cos they're mean
do nuh rise the machine

one conscious message spoken by millions - babylon can't silence or drown them
kingdoms must rise and dynasties fall - like night must follow the morning
flex every muscle yeah - because a new era's dawning
put sown the strap and go find new tools - you nuh hear the revolution calling
so when they fall the dust and crumble - you can say you played a part
while the people shall stand in victory - with their hands upon their hearts
so throw down your arms and come - keep those voices to the sky
let's murder them with love and rest that futile battle cry

so do nuh rise the machine - and blame it on the streets cos they're mean
do nuh rise the machine - pause it up and go scrape and clean
don't rise the machine - and blame it on the streets cos they're mean
nuh rise the machine
ad lib x5 rest that battle cry - ad lib x2 - you got to be conscious yeah
do nuh rise the machine and blame it on the streets cos they're mean
do nuh rise the machine and blame it on the streets cos they're mean.

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from Low and Behold, High and Beyond, track released August 8, 2012
Rise (The Machine) Ft. Spikey Tee
(T. Rennie / A. Spraggon)

Vocals - Spikey Tee
Backing vocals - Cherie Mathieson
Synths, Programming - Andrew Spraggon
Guitars - Ben White
Bass - Matt Short
Drums - Julien Dyne
Tambourine, Vibe Tree - Miguel Fuentes

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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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