We Ain't Never Going Back

by Skip The Needle

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    Recorded and Mixed at Greaseland, USA
    By Christoffer “Kid” Andersen
    *additional recording at Airship Laboratories
    Engineer: Neil Godbole
    Assistant Engineer: Luis Mayorga
    Special Thanks to Stephen Jarvis
    Executive Producer for Little Village Foundation:
    Jim Pugh

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1.
Ay Ay Ay 1. (Shelley) I’m just a seed, in a sidewalk crack 2. (Kofy) Busting concrete, gonna break your back 3. (Katie) Just one match, more matches all around 4. (Vicki) With enough friction, burn the whole house down You tried to bury me, but I’m an oak tree You tryna come for me, you betta be ready Ay-ay-ay-ay-ay-ay-ay (4x) 1. (Shelley) Under your skin, I burrow like a worm 2. (Kofy) I’m digging in, watching you writhe and burn 3. (Katie) Try to suppress, try to objectify 4. (Vicki) In your dreams, you hear my battle cry You tried to bury me, but I’m an oak tree You tryna come for me, you betta be ready Ay-ay-ay-ay-ay-ay-ay (4x)
2.
Sometimes this life pushes you down Trying to steal your joy away Sometimes the little light that you’ve found Seems too dim to light the way Lift your eyes, lift them high, to the sky I got you, you got me, we gon’ fly I know you’re scared it’s hard to believe When the dark clouds block your eyes Don’t give up, go on and take that leap You won’t know until you try Lift your eyes, lift them high, to the sky I got you, you got me, we gon’ fly You can do what you want to do Free Free Free You can be what you want to be Free Free Free Whatcha wanna do Whatcha wanna be
3.
Black Lives 04:08
Black Lives The time has come to take a stand It’s out of hand, we’re taking charge of our lives Ain’t gonna walk away, not this time We’re gonna take our time, until we change the system Cops are killing babies can’t you see? Everybody sees and it’s an outrage So let’s get involved, it affects us all. Let’s right this wrong, And these black lives mean something to me. Brothers and sisters murdered in the street These black lives mean something to me. Hands up, i can’t breathe Folks are angry. We need relief from all this grief And it weighs us down. Accountability makes it real Lock up those killer cops and put them in jail Protest for justice, protest for peace Protest black live getting murdered in the streets and we don’t stop (no) and we can’t quit (no) And we’ll never stop And these brown lives mean something to me. Babies and children captured in the street These brown lives mean something to me. Hands off, set them free
4.
The Keys 03:56
The Keys Creeping ..up on me You’re slappin’ me, breakin’ me, takin’ me down with your misery My heart’s pumpin’ and pumpin’ drippin’ sweat and scared of something I am runnin’ and runnin’ dodgin’ right but it keeps coming and the letters in this message I guess I can’t read Talkin’ in our sleep ‘cause when we’re awake we act like we can’t really see but then again, I think it’s seen perfectly my heart and my fate and my everything is crashing down on me Breathing…in deep reminds me of what I have taken for granted and it’s killing me but light’s shinin’ and shinin’ ‘round my head and this room’s risin’ to the vibe of the sound of the waves in which we’re riding and the letters in this message are spelled out to me
5.
6.
Kingdom Playground 1. Here comes the sun, it’s here to play Warm up that smile. It makes my day. Whistle your walk and snap your mood In the kingdom playground, dancing to the groove Chorus Ah ah ah-ah-ah – push it to the sky Ah ah ah-ah-ah – lift your voices high Ah ah ah-ah-ah – celebrate your life Cuz we are Free – we are just energy I’m body heat and sweating joy The them and those, the girls and boys Who seek some fun, in this fire storm Let’s party like we have just been born 2. Cotton candy thoughts, what do we really know? Confection sweet, whips up a fluffy noise Holler if we need to (yeah) let’s find our voice In some rock&soul, my honeysuckle rose Chorus: I’m body heat and sweating joy The them and those, the girls and boys Who want to run, from this fire storm In the Kingdom playground, we have been re-born Chorus: Move and move and move – push it to the sky Move and move and move – lift your body high Move and move and move - celebrate your life Move and move and move - we are just energy
7.
Entwined 04:24
Entwined 1. I'm going to take time out, make it worth your while. We'll go anywhere you wanna go. I may be only shouting into the wind, over the sea, We fly so high in my dreams. 2. It's like to break my mind, when you meet my eyes. I'm like, whoa, whoa,whoa. I may be only shouting into the wind, over the sea, We fly so high in my dreams. (Chorus) And as the heat rises we find our lives entwined. And every latest crisis carves a new design. And though I may be just going out of my mind. The very thought of you brings reason to my rhyme.
8.
Liberation 01:56
9.
We Ain’t Never Going Back The status quo, Latin for slavery Jim Crow redux, back to the way it was Tear gas and bullets no match for our bravery We're gonna leave that legacy in the dust We ain’t never going back No more, "She didn’t mean it that way." "He should have kept both hands on the wheel." "Why don't you just obey, do what the cops say?" Don’t talk, don’t think, don’t fight, don’t feel We ain’t never going back

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released July 25, 2019

Produced by Skip The Needle
Recorded and Mixed at Greaseland, USA
By Christoffer “Kid” Andersen
*additional recording at Airship Laboratories
Engineer: Neil Godbole
Assistant Engineer: Luis Mayorga
Special Thanks to Stephen Jarvis
Executive Producer for Little Village Foundation:
Jim Pugh

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