ADDIS TO OMEGA

by DUB COLOSSUS

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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
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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    
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Fight Back 04:42
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
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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
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KEEP ON ROCKING WRITTEN BY MYKAEL S RILEY / DUBULAH
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Soft Power 04:17
Instrumental
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Madmen 03:50
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
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Mi Dad 03:18
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”
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Instrumental WRITTEN BY DUBULAH / TOBY MILLS Produced by Dubulah/Toby Mills
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Happy Face 04:05
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)
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Instrumental WRITTEN BY DUBULAH/ TOBY MILLS / PAUL CHIVERS produced by Dubulah/Toby Mills

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