ADDIS TO OMEGA

by DUB COLOSSUS

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Released on the bands own label, Echomaster, in 2014 to rave 5 and 4 star reviews...Songlines, Guardian, Froots, FT etc...

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released September 6, 2014

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Dub Colossus London, UK

Dubulah formed Dub Colossus in 2008 & with the release of the album "A Town called Addis " on Real World Records to many fantastic 4 and 5 star reviews, going to No1 in the Euro World Music Charts..
"Addis through the Looking Glass" and "Dub Me Tender" followed, all on Real World Records.
"Addis to Omega" (EM002) was released 2014 to rave 5 and 4 star reviews in Songlines, Guardian and Froots etc.
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Track Name: Family Man
FAMILY MAN
WRITTEN BY PJ HIGGINS / DUBULAH

Woah
Him a di family man yes
Woah
Him a di family man yes
Say a di one Cameron
Woah
Him a di family man yes
 
He’s a family man
Family man
 
His girl is called Samantha-used to live in Notting Hill
He thinks he’s like the rest of us but that’s a bitter pill
I live a couple of miles away and can’t afford the rent
My money’s all spent
 
We’re in this thing together, said hes just like you and me
Embrace him like a brother welcome to my family
 
He’s a family man – Him a di family man yes
Him a di family man yes – Say a di one Cameron
He’s a family man – Him a di family man yes
Him a di family man yes – Say a di one Cameron – oh (REPEAT)
 
With the rising of inflation you curtail my liberty
I’m sitting here in darkness there’s no money on my key
No I’m not in Gaza I just cant afford the fuel
How could you be so cruel?
 
David – You’ve had your chance, its time to go
And next time round you won’t get the vote
We’re sick and tired of all your lies
You have no concept of our lives
 
He’s a family man
If you wanna trade places with me then come lets go
Family man
I bet you wouldn’t last one week in a flat eating beans on toast
 
Scrimp and save and sign on
Everyday you look for work but there’s none
All the while you’re trying to dodge eviction
Every time you raise your head a bill comes – OH
  
Rule di country – A tom foolery
You never listen once to what di people dem say
Say you nah one of us, no ride  pon bus
Mi can’t find the fare you nuh no ‘bout  rough
Come to mi crib, before we get rid
Let me show you what yuh last policy did – EH
Patronising, need reminding – Boarding school mi never go inside it
 
Family man
He’s a family man
He’s a family man….
 
David you’re my brother but you cant be listening
That’s why when re-election comes – you know you’ll never win
You’ve burnt down all your bridges and you’ve severed all your links
So here’s what I think    X 2
 
He’s a Family man
He’s a Family man
He’s a Family man
He’s a Family man
Track Name: We Are The Playthings Of The Rich And Famous
WE ARE THE PLAYTHINGS OF THE RICH AND FAMOUS
WRITTEN – MYKAELL S. RILEY / DUBULAH

We are the playthings of the rich and famous
(I’m not rich,  I'm not rich,  I am poor)
We are the playthings of the rich and famous
 
 
You got that big house and you’ve got that big driveway
heres what I hear the haters say (hear them say)
I know they wanna be invited
To come and play the way we play – no way
 
We are the playthings of the rich and famous
We are the playthings of the rich
We are the playthings of the rich and famous
(know your rights, know your rights, know your rights)
We are the playthings of the rich  and famous
(they’re so wrong, they’re so wrong, they’re so wrong)
 
But they know not half the story
Things are not really what they seem
This life is not endless love and glory
They shouldn’t believe all they hear and see – no way
 
 
We are the playthings of the rich and famous
We are the playthings of the rich
We are the playthings of the rich and famous
(know your rights, know your rights, know your rights)
We are the playthings of the rich  and famous
 
Playthings
Rich and Famous
Rich and Famous
 
 
Track Name: Fight Back
FIGHT BACK
 WRITTEN BY PJ HIGGINS / DUBULAH

INTRO
 
TRUE SAY WE CAN’T MAKE DEM WIN THIS THING YAH
WE ALL HAVE TO UNITE AND RISE UP AGAINST DI SYSTEM
WE HAVE FI BOUNCE DEM DOWN
WE HAVE FI MAKE DEM KNOW SAY A WE RUN TINGS
A WE DI PEOPLE THEM
NOT NO POLITICIAN – NO STATISTICIAN
ME NUH WANT NO REPETITION OF WHAT A GWAN BEFORE
WE HAVE FI FIGHT BACK
 
(FIGHT BACK)
 
CHORUS
 
COME ON – DON’T YOU WRIGGLE OUT
(WE HAVE FI FIGHT DEM DOWN – WE HAVE FI BEAT DEM DOWN)
COME ON – DON’T YOU WRIGGLE OUT – FIGHT BACK
(WE HAVE FI FIGHT DEM DOWN – WE HAVE FI BEAT DEM)
 
BRIDGE
 
I’M NOT GONNA STAND FOR THIS NO MORE
RESTITUTION’S THE SOLUTION
IT’S MY DESTINY NOT YOURS TO CHOOSE
AND I’M GONNA TAKE CONTROL RIGHT NOW
 
(FIGHT BACK)
 
GRINDING ME DOWN TO THE MAXIMUM
TIMING YOUR MOVES LIKE A PENDULUM
POMP POM – ME NEVER SEE THE LIGHTNING COME
 
CHORUS 
 
COME ON – DON’T YOU WRIGGLE OUT
(DEM JUST A GRIND ME DOWN –
DEM JUST A GRIND ME DOWN)
(GRINDING ME DOWN TO THE MAXIMUM
TIMING YOUR MOVES LIKE A PENDULUM)
COME ON – DON’T YOU WRIGGLE OUT, FIGHT BACK
(GRINDING ME DOWN TO THE MAXIMUM
TIMING YOUR MOVES LIKE A PENDULUM)
COME ON – DON’T YOU WRIGGLE OUT, FIGHT BACK
(GRINDING ME DOWN TO THE MAXIMUM
TIMING YOUR MOVES LIKE A PENDULUM)
COME ON – DON’T YOU WRIGGLE OUT FIGHT BACK
 
 
 
YOU STRIKE – I FIGHT
LET THE GAMES BEGIN
PROTECTING WHAT’S MINE TO THE BITER END
BRIDGE
 
I’M NOT GONNA STAND FOR THIS NO MORE
RESTITUTION’S THE SOLUTION
IT’S MY DESTINY NOT YOURS TO CHOOSE
AND I’M GONNA TAKE CONTROL RIGHT NOW
(FIGHT BACK)
 
 
GRINDING ME DOWN TO THE MAXIMUM
TIMING YOUR MOVES LIKE A PENDULUM
YOU STRIKE – I FIGHT
LET THE GAMES BEGIN
PROTECTING WHAT’S MINE TO THE BITTER END
 
(FIGHT BACK)
 
OUTRO
 
DON’T YOU, BACK DOWN x 4
Track Name: Addis To Omega (Amnesis Mix)
ADDIS TO OMEGA
 WRITTEN BY PJ HIGGINS / DUBULAH

INTRO
 
FROM ETHIOPIA .. TO LONDINIUM
FROM ADAM AND EVE,  TO ARMAGEDEON
INTRODUCING TO YOU….YEAH
THE DUB COLOSSUS BUBBLING CREW
 
WE DEH INNA YOUR AREA
MASHING UP THE STEREO
WE DEH INNA YOUR AREA
(woah woah woah)
 
VERSE
 
STEP IT MI SEH STEP IT IN A RUB A DUB STYLE
REST UP ON DI SPEAKER MAKE IT RATTLE YOUR MIND YEH
STEP IT MI SEH STEP IT IN A RUB A DUB STYLE
DUB COLOSSUS PON DI RIDDIM SAY WE WELL VERSATILE, YES
 
ADDIS ABABA MEANS NEW FLOWER, WORDS OF POWER
ADDIS ABABA MEANS NEW FLOWER, WORDS OF POWER
 
CHORUS
 
REGGAE REGGAE ARE DI AFRICAN MUSIC
REGGAE REGGAE ARE DI RADICAL MUSIC
REGGAE REGGAE ARE DI AFRICAN MUSIC
REGGAE REGGAE ARE DI RADICAL MUSIC
 
ADDIS ABABA MEANS NEW FLOWER, WORDS OF POWER
ADDIS ABABA
 
VERSE
 
CAUSE ME NO WANT NO PERVERSION
COME SPOIL UP DIS YAH HAPPY EXCURSION
SOMETIMES MI SAY THERE IS NOTHING WORSE THAN
WHEN RECORD PULL BECAUSE OF DI GUNMAN
 
‘CAUSE ME NO WANT NO PERVERSION
COME SPOIL UP DIS YAH HAPPY EXCURSION
SOMETIMES MI SAY THERE IS NOTHING WORSE THAN
WHEN RECORD PULL BECAUSE OF DI GUNMAN        (REPEAT)
 
 
ME JUST A HAVE A GOOD TIME
LEAN UP AND A DRINK A LITTLE WINE
DI BASS SO SWEET AND SUBLIME
A MAKE MI JUST A BURST INTO RHYME   (REPEAT)
 
CHORUS
 
REGGAE REGGAE ARE DI AFRICAN MUSIC –
YOU JUST CAN’T REFUSE IT
REGGAE REGGAE ARE DI RADICAL MUSIC –
NO BOTHER GO ABUSE IT
REGGAE REGGAE ARE DI AFRICAN MUSIC –
YOU JUST CAN’T REFUSE IT
REGGAE REGGAE ARE DI RADICAL MUSIC –
NO BOTHER GO ABUSE IT
 
REGGAE REGGAE ARE DI LONDON MUSIC
REGGAE REGGAE ARE DI KINGSTON MUSIC
REGGAE REGGAE ARE DI LONDON MUSIC
REGGAE REGGAE ARE DI KINGSTON MUSIC
REGGAE REGGAE BASS CULTURE   MUSIC
REGGAE REGGAE ARE DI BRIXTON MUSIC
REGGAE REGGAE ARE DI LONDON MUSIC
REGGAE REGGAE ARE DI KINGSTON MUSIC
REGGAE REGGAE ARE DI AFRICAN MUSIC
REGGAE REGGAE ARE DI RADICAL MUSIC
Track Name: Keep On Rocking
KEEP ON ROCKING
WRITTEN BY MYKAEL S RILEY / DUBULAH
Track Name: Soft Power
Instrumental
Track Name: Madmen
MADMEN (RULE MY LIFE)
 WRITTEN BY DUBULAH / B. SOMERS/B. DOWELL/ N. WATERS

WE CAN SEE NOW WHERE THE FUTURE LIES
COMPUTER DECIDES WHEN THE FOOD PRICE RISE
STOCKS AND SHARES MOVE THE PRICE OF BREAD
THE EYE IN THE SKY IS A DRONE OVERHEAD
 
THE MAD MADMEN THE MADMEN THE MADMEN RULE MY LIFE
THE MAD MADMEN THE MADMEN THE MADMEN RUN MY LIFE
 
STRESS AND STRAIN, AS THE MARKETS BUCK
PEOPLE TREAT ME LIKE THEY JUST DONT GIVE A F F F F FUCK
GOT LESS MONEY FOR MY WEEKLY SHOP
THE RAIN KEEPS FALLING (IT JUST WONT STOP)
 
THE MAD MADMEN THE MADMEN THE MADMEN RULE MY LIFE
THE MAD MADMEN THE MADMEN THE MADMEN NAME THEIR PRICE
 
 
 
THE MAD MADMEN THE MADMEN THE MADMEN RULE MY LIFE
THE MAD MADMEN THE MADMEN THE MADMEN NAME THEIR PRICE X 4
 
WE CAN SEE HOW THE FUTURE LIES
COMPUTER DECIDES WHEN THE FOOD PRICE RISE
STOCKS AND SHARES MOVE THE PRICE OF BREAD
THE EYE IN THE SKY IS A DRONE OVERHEAD
 
JUDGE, I WILL ENTER AN INNOCENT PLEA
BECAUSE I’M JUST ONE OF ENDLESS HUMANITY
IS IT A CRIME, JUST TO BE BORN?
ITS NOT A CASE OF INSANITY
Track Name: Mi Dad
MI DAD
WRITTEN BY WINSTON BLISSETT / DUBULAH

HARNY HARNS DEM A BLOW…

ME DAD DID DRIVE A BUS, EVERYDAY
HIM NEVER MEK A FUSS, ANYWAY,
DE 36 FROM CATFORD TO VICTORIA,
HARD WORK HIM SEH, IS THE HONEST WAY.
BUT WHEN HIM COME HOME & CHANGE INTO HIM SLACKS, 
START TO KICK BACK, CHILL & RELAX,
AFTER HIM TROW ME & ME BREDDA OUT A DE ROOM
TEK OUT A SELECTION AN PLAY SOME HARD TUNE
WATCH YAHH
 
YES MAN
YEA YEA YEAAAA
 
HIM WOULD SELEC, A WICKED TUNE,
WID A RIDDIM YU COULD FEEL RIGHT DOWN TO DE BONE
MEK YOU ROCK, & MEK YOU REEL,
RIDDIM PUNCH YOU IN A DE CHESS BUT A NUH PAIN YOU A GO FEEL,
AN WHEN DE SAXAPHONE START TO SQUEEL,
IS DEN HIM GWARN LIKE HIM INSANE FE REEL,
WHEN HIM A SHUFFLE & WHEN HIM A SKANK,
ALL DE BLUES FROM WORK JUSS SATTA AN FADE AWAY
 
“YEA YEA YEAAAA”
 
“REWIND……………
“TIGHTEN UP”
 
“YEA YEA YEAAA”
Track Name: Tale Of 2 Cities
Instrumental
WRITTEN BY DUBULAH / TOBY MILLS
Produced by Dubulah/Toby Mills
Track Name: Happy Face
HAPPY FACE

Written : PJ HIGGINS / DUBULAH:
VERSE 1
 
I CANNOT HIDE THE PAIN BEHIND THESE EYES
IT IS SO CUMBERSOME, A BURDEN DEEP INSIDE
I’M FEELING THE STRAIN, YOU CAN’T PULL ME UP OH NO
WHERE IS MY HAPPY FACE, YOU SAY
SINCE I’M FEELING LOW – IT’S LONG GONE
 
CHORUS
 
I GOT MY HEAD SPINNING (SPINNING, SPINNING)
STRUGGLING A FAKE SMILE (SMILE, SMILE)
RIGHT NOW I’M NOT WINNING (WINNING, WINNING)
I KNOW IT’S GONNA TAKE A WHILE (WHILE, A WHILE)
 
VERSE 2
 
SO DISPLACED
SAID I CAN’T, I CAN’T FIND MY RHYTHM
WASH THESE BITTER BLUES AWAY, GIVE ME A REASON
I CAN’T PRETEND, OH NO, HERE’S MY EXPRESSION
I WEAR MY HEART ON MY SLEEVE FOR PUBLIC DOMINION
 
CHORUS
 
I GOT MY HEAD SPINNING (SPINNING, SPINNING)
STRUGGLING A FAKE SMILE (SMILE, SMILE)
RIGHT NOW I’M NOT WINNING (WINNING, WINNING)
I KNOW IT’S GONNA TAKE A WHILE E(WHILE, A WHILE)
Track Name: Orpheus Underground
Instrumental
WRITTEN BY DUBULAH/ TOBY MILLS / PAUL CHIVERS
produced by Dubulah/Toby Mills

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