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Survive (feat. MK-1)

L-FRESHTheLION on March 08, 2014 06:47

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    Survive (feat. MK-1) is the third single from my debut album, titled "One": https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/one/id858960466

    I wrote this song about the connection between people who share something in common. Often we meet people who we can have a conversation with because we recognise something about their appearance that is common to our own identity. We can talk about a whole bunch of things before even knowing their name. We come together on common ground.

    Why I wrote Survive (feat. MK-1): http://l-fresh.com/wrote-survive-feat-mk-1/

    Request it on your favourite radio station.

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    Song credits:
    Written by L-FRESH The LION and Michael McGlynn
    Produced by L-FRESH The LION and Michael McGlynn
    Piano and guitar by Michael McGlynn
    Bass by Sean Rudd
    Drums programmed by L-FRESH The LION and Michael McGlynn
    Cuts by John "MK-1" Khilla
    Backing vocals by Michael McGlynn, Mary Bokey, MIRRAH, Mike Champion, True Vibenation and Scott Donnelly

    Recorded at Vienna People, Annandale (NSW) for Vienna People Recordings (VPR)
    Mixed by Michael McGlynn
    Mastered by William Bowden of King Willy Sound
    Copyright VPR
    Distribution by MGM

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    Lyrics

    Verse 1:
    I recognise my people by face before I know the name
    smile when we greet because we understand the same
    share the same sight through eyes watered with pain
    yet we hold tightly onto our faith and maintain
    we speak on each other’s life
    share mutual respect and connect because we’re one in the fight
    knowing with insight that the battle will test
    but we gotta stay ahead of the rest like playing chess
    but understand you give what you get: a full circle
    and love can be spread coz it’s felt universal
    our blood separates us, by faith we’re connected
    by strength we survive and by courage we’re respected
    after we spoke we joke about the world’s fear
    the most peace loving people with unshaven beards
    and they wonder why we keep it, it’s no secret
    our faith is the food for the soul so we need it
    to survive

    Chorus:
    Where are you going?
    said, where are you going to run to… to run to?
    Where are you going?
    said, where are you going to run to…
    to survive?

    Verse 2:
    Spiritual genocide and the war is in the mirror
    how can life be sweet when you feel so bitter
    I grit my teeth and dig deep
    with so many questions on my mind, I miss sleep
    but never lose sight of my dreams
    I keep my faith close to my heart so the light’s a high beam
    I raise my fist to the sky about as high as can be
    and send a prayer out to all of my lions and queens
    I bow my head to the Guru that raised me
    and pay respect to the saints coz your wisdom aids me
    we went from fighting with words to fighting with swords
    then surviving the times and now we’re fighting with minds
    I feel the winds of change and it tends to amaze me
    coming to terms with me means you can never change me
    it ain’t easy but when you search you will find
    that everything tends to pass like time
    and so we survive

    Chorus

    Bridge:
    { Everybody in the place with me
    put your fists in the air where they’re meant to be } (x 4)

    Chorus

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