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Notes: The number of times people forget: No Disco, No Hip-Hop. Me and my big bruv used to dance round at home to the vibrations of Chic, Earth, Wind and Fire and The Biddu Orchestra (Yes, The Biddu Orchestra. Don’t sleep on the UK now). | Kidk had a drum pattern he didn’t know what to do with and I had a chord progression I didn’t know what to do with. After some playing around with an MPC and a Rhodes we started getting a little giddy. The bounce from that session became the foundation for the song. | There’s a lot of melodies going on and it took me a while to get them all. Sometimes that involved me singing about 5 different versions to the relevant players who were very patient with me (thanks Gaz). Let’s goooo!

lyrics

V1.

She was force of nature,
But said her nature forced her
To do things she didn’t really want

She began to see that her actions a had consequences
And questioned if she’d ever would move on

Discouragement
Over some event
Happens all the time, that’s what I said

So be thankful,
Keep in heart, keep your head,
Even if the promise is all that’s left (cos)

Bridge

I’m just trying’ to live right (ah-ah)
Pray I do not fall (pray I do not fall)
With the dawning of a new light (new light)
The darkness has to go (it has to go)
And may a thousand angels (thousand angels)
Bring a song of hope (la la la la)
Make a way through these troubles (make a way)
Cos there’s not far to go at all…

Chorus
I won’t give up
No, no
I won’t give up
On you

V.2

There were some moments when he
Wasn’t feeling so friendly
And he would long to run away

It all seemed just like accident about happen
When I said: “Hey, hang on a second mate”

If you’re fighting
For something righteous
It can be really tough to hold on

But remember
The strong’ll be weak, the weak’ll be strong
And if you’re sincere, then sing along

Bridge

Chorus






















Chorus
(press on section)
Got to press on, press on,
press into truth and love!
Got to press on, we got to press into God)

So people keep on going, dont ya know that…(there’s not far to go)

Best know what you believe in, believe in, believe me …(there’s not far to go)

My people keep on trusting, keep on, trust me that…(there’s not far to go)

Remember what you believe in, believe in, believe me …(there’s not far to go)

Bridge

I’m just trying to live right, pray I do not fall

With the dawning of a new light, the darkness has to go

May thousand angels bring a song of hope

Make a way through these troubles, oh there’s not far to go (at all)

V2.

credits

from No Freedom Without Sacrifice, released June 8, 2009
[A. Brooks, G. Roberts]
Drum Programming: Kidkanevil
Bass: Kenny Higgins
Rhodes: Testament
Guitar: Gareth Parry
Flute: Laura J Martin
Let’s Go: Ronda Gardner, Maddy Gage, Anneka Kinch
Backing Vocals: Taylor Jackson
Vocals: Testament

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Homecut Leeds

Homecut is the brainchild of MC/producer Testament. Conscious lyricism, live instrumentation and mix of Soul, Hip-Hop and sonic experimentation mark out Homecut on the UK landscape. The critically acclaimed debut album “NO FREEDOM WITHOUT SACRIFICE” features collaborations with Corinne Bailey Rae, Soweto Kinch, US rap legend J-Live, Andreya Triana and members of the Cinematic Orchesta. ... more

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