Music For Cool Cats

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Osmosis Unlimited is a reggae/ska/rock/soul collective of local talent all connected by John Jordan, former and current singer/songwrtiter/sax player with Me Mom & Morgentaler, The Kingpins, The Planet Smashers and many more. The project began with John enlisting Hayes “Kali” Thurton of Kali & Dub Inc. for the 2003 single So Much Sun. The debut album The One For You was released in 2010. The follow-up, 2019’s Music For Cool Cats, spotlights an array of talent that includes Leesa Mackey (Tamashi), Mira Choquette, Paul Cargnello, Mello G, and practically all of The Kingpins. Three singles, It’s All Good in NDG, The Secret, and Tous Nos Agents were released with videos in 2017. The next single and video, Dollar In Your Pocket featuring Leesa, will be released alongside the full record this May.

Track Listing
1. One Drop of Water (feat. John Jordan)
2. Murky (feat. Mira Choquette)
3. Love Where Have You Gone (feat. Kali & Leesa Mackey)
4. Summer Time (feat. Kali)
5. It’s All Good in NDG (feat. John Jordan & Mello G)
6. Tous Nos Agents (feat. The Kingpins)
7. Oxygen (feat. John Jordan)
8. Clown Paint (feat. Paul Cargnello)
9. Election (feat. John Jordan)
10. We All Need Love (feat. Kali)
11. Thoughts and Prayers (feat. John Jordan)
12. Dollar In Your Pocket (feat. Leesa Mackey)
13. The Secret (feat. John Jordan)

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released May 13, 2019

Produced by Wally Thornhill & John Jordan at Bent Building Productions
Mixed by Mitchell Girio, Tim Dub, and Paul Cargnello
Mastered by Richard Addison, Trillium Sound.

An NDG Ska release.

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Saxophonist singer John Jordan and multi-instrumentalist singer Kali share songwriting duties for a mix of ska, reggae, rock, soul, and r&b.

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Track Name: One Drop of Water (feat. John Jordan)
H2O
H2O
H2Woah-oh

One drop of water
I believe
One drop of water
Is all I need
One drop of water
Jah provide
One drop of water
Come inside
Ready to ride
To the sky
Where the one drop of water is coming from

The enemy
Of Reality
Is ignorance you see
The who you be
And the who I see
Are not the same
The truth you seek
Lies in between
Column A and column B
Tell me friend do you not know my name:

One drop of water
Insta fresh
One drop of water
Makes me wet
One drop of water
Fill me up
One drop of water
Fill me cup
Lift me up
That’s what’s up
Cause one drop water means everything

The enemy
Of Reality
Is ignorance you see
The who you be
And the who I see
Are not the same
The truth you seek
Lies in between
Column A and column B
Tell me friend do you not know my name:

Osmosis

H2O
H2O
H2Woah-oh
Track Name: Murky (feat. Mira Choquette)
Kept me enslaved
With the taste of ambrosia fruit
How could I have gotten myself into
Murky waters
My fears on the bank
Watched my heart as it sank
To the bottom
Aimlessly floating
Like I never knowing the way

Token lives
and broken glass
How many moons for this to pass
I picture us with no regrets
Why can’t I shake this feeling
Seems to persist and

How can this be now
All that we’ve become
Where’s the love that was
Has it turned to dust
How can this be now
All that we’ve become
Where’s the love that was
Has it turned to dust

Once I had eyes in I know
Tales that could not be untold
Once I had eyes in my brain
The secrets one could not forget
Taught to live a fallacy
Oh great being don’t bother me
With the truth that I can hardly bear
Don’t you know how cold it is out there

Token lives
and broken glass
How many moons for this to pass
I picture us with no regrets
Why can’t I shake this feeling
Seems to persist and

How can this be now
All that we’ve become
Where’s the love that was
Has it turned to dust
How can this be now
All that we’ve become
Where’s the love that was
Has it turned to dust
Track Name: Love Where Have You Gone (feat. Leesa Mackey & Kali)
Love where have you gone
Do you have my number
Love where have you gone
Without you got no peaceful slumber
As the night draws on
I ask Love where have you gone
As I walk this road so long
Tell me love where
have you gone?

When the sun shone down upon us
I could clearly see your love for me
But in the dark all that I trust
Feel a miilion miles away from me

As the night draws on
I cry Love where have you gone
As I walk this road so long
Tell me love where have you gone?
Love where have you gone
Did you lose my number
Love where have you gone
Without you got no peaceful slumber

Love I can’t feel
Love I can’t see
Love oh How I need you
Love oh please come back to me
Love lost how do I find you
Love forgotten oh my god How do I remind you
Track Name: Summer Time (feat. Kali)
Summer in the morning
Yes you looking fine
I open up my eyes and
You glitter and you shine
Keep doing what you doing
Just do it one more time
Said goodbye to discomfort see
I’ve left it all behind

And the way you hold me
You hold me every time
And the way you please me
What more can I say?
Maybe I should thank you
But you always that way
Autumn’s gonna come back please
Summer won’t you stay?

Summer when you shine
You should stay all the time
I’ll forever love you
I’m easy you’ll be fine
Summer when you go
Oh I just want you so
Summer you should know
Oh I really love you so
Track Name: It's All Good in NDG (feat. John Jordan & Mello G)
Morning time Time to rise
Got the sunshine In my eyes
Cup of coffee
Sherbrooke Street
Feeling like It’s time to eat

Don’t you worry about me
It’s all good in NDG

Breakfast waits At Tony’s place
Eggs & bacon Stu my face
Everybody’s Here again
Perfect strangers,
Old time friends

Don’t you worry about me
It’s all good in NDG

Howard says
He’s still alive
Vivian is Looking fine
Niki’s on the grill today
Rose say’s coffee’s on the way
This will be my seventh one
And the day has Just begun

Time to walk
A little more
so I Tip my hat and Hit the door
Mr. Reagan’s On his way
And soon we will Start our day
What that means Is nothing much
Guess we’ve got the Midas touch
We like to watch the Price is Right
Showcase Showdown –
Now there’s a fight

Then we work
Or something like it
Talk to people
Circles widen
Sun is setting
But still light out
Must get back to
Back to the hideout

And when e place is sealed
Safe under lock and key
That is where We assemble
In total security
The Sound
Begins
Within
Inside
The Mind
The Heart
The Soul
And Out
It Comes
In An
Explosion!
Emotion
The Inner
The Outer
And Yes,
It’s Nothing
Less
Than Pure
(Osmosis)

Morning time Time to rise
Got the sunshine In my eyes
Oh
Don’t you worry about me
It’s all good in NDG
Track Name: Tous nos agents (feat. The Kingpins)
Vraiement desolé
Tous nos agents sont présentement occupés
Personne n'écoutait
Tous nos agents sont présentement occupés

Nos excuses
Nous sommes dans le jus
Veuillez demeurer en ligne
Pour conserver votre priorité d'appel

En cas d'urgence
Utilisez le bon sens
Composer le 911
Pour un service immédiat

Vraiement desolé
Tous nos agents sont présentement occupés
Personne n'écoutait
Tous nos agents sont présentement occupés

Le moment présent
Toutes est complétement gelée
Ca se sent
Que le système est mêlé

Quelqu'un vas vous repondre
Dans le plus bref delai
Pendant que vous patientez
Ecoutez ce ska reggae

(Press 9 for English)

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Vraiement desolé
Tous nos agents sont présentement occupés
Personne n'écoutait
Tous nos agents sont présentement occupés
C'es comme ça sa ce fait
Tous nos agents sont inondés
Aucun fin au délai
Tous nos agents sont présentement occupés
C'est une épopée
Tous nos agents sont présentement occupés
Hétéro ou gai
Tous nos agents sont présentement occupés
Anglais ou français
Tous nos agents sont inondés
Maintenant nous sommes fermé
Track Name: Oxygen (feat. John Jordan)
Oxygen
We need more oxygen
Oxygen
Is what I’m fighting for
Oxygen
Gimme that oxygen
I want more

Judgement
Judgement
Can you trust your judgement
Judgement
Judgement
Can you trust…

Oxygen
Splendid oxygen
Oxygen
Feeds the fire
Oxygen
Blessed oxygen
I ain’t no liar

What did you just imbibe?
What went in your insides?
Did it get behind your mind?
Can you trust?
Can you trust?
What did you just inhale?
Let me tell you a tale
Once I swallowed a molecule
That nearly killed me
Track Name: Clown Paint (feat. Paul Cargnello)
Now that I’ve pulled at every single thread
I look around me with a sense of dread
Cage unlocked the asylum shook
Easy road the only road you took
Writing’s everywhere it’s on your wall
Closing time now it’s last call
Writing’s everywhere it’s on your wall
Closing time now it’s last call

Nation covered in
Nation covered in clown paint
Under the flag
A smiling frown
Or patron saint
Nation covered in
Nation covered in fear and hate
Freedom democracy
Or hypocrisy
Your nation state

Now that I turned every single stone
I see a world that you no longer own
Book your parades down the roads you pave
Stick yo your pulpit you will rant and rave
Writing’s everywhere it’s on your wall
Closing time now it’s last call
Writing’s everywhere it’s on your wall
Closing time now it’s last call
Track Name: Election (feat. John Jordan)
Election

Election
Selection
Time for us to pick a direction
Election
Selection
Baby let’s make a connection
Election
Selection
Everybody take up the collection
Election
Selection
Hey this time let’s aim for perfection

The trouble with the world
At least as I see it
Is love is in chains
And somebody’s got to free it
Who can we trust?
Who can we elect?
Who is gonna come about it live and direct?
What must they know?
What must they say?
That’s the question that gets harder to answer
Each and every day

Election
Selection
There’s room over her in our section
Election
Selection
We need a leader with a lot of affection
Election
Selection
Wanna see some positive projections
Election
Selection
Yes it’s time for a definitive correction

For a long long time
We’ve gone in the wrong direction
Lately I’ve been thinking bout a permanent defection
But this is my land
My country
For no one will I abandon
What is dear to me
If the one we have on top can no longer lead
Maybe now’s the time that it’s up to me

Pass me my suit and I’ll grab my tie
What’s the worst that can happen if I give it a try
OK PM, in your face
My house cat Humbert just entered the race

Election
Selection
Time for everybody to go a new direction
Election
Selection
Come on all my people let’s make a correction
Election
Selection
Osmosis Unlimited love injection
Election
Selection
I’ll say it in French with an Anglophone inflection
Election
Selection
Nous sommes l’espoir pour une age de perfection
Election
Selection
Finally I’m getting a serious erection
(Resurrection)
Track Name: We All Need Love (feat. Kali)
Some just want a piece of the pie
Someone else
All day long
It’s so hard
No matter how they try

People need people
And people need love
People people need each other
People need love

Some buy gifts
And fancy things
Some spend money
On diamond rings
Never thinking about
The joy they can bring
To a little heart
And make it sing

People need people
And people need love
People people need each other
We all need some love

Some like furs
And ????
Never thing bout
the others and their woes
Seems misfortune
Is a natural thing
Never seem to care
Til misfortune rings

Make a brother sister understand
Little boy grow into a man
Make a mother and father sing
All the joy, all joy they’ll bring
People need each other
Track Name: Thoughts & Prayers (feat. John Jordan)
Thoughts and Prayers

A G D A
If only thoughts and prayers
Were guns and ammunition
But why split hairs
When talking abolition
Life ain’t fair
When people have permission
To do what they dare
In this land of no contrition

F#m A
The bible stops the bullet
Once in a thousand years
Got a trigger gotta pull it
Blow away your fears
Drop and feel the full hit
It’s as bad as it appears
It think we better cool it
Look the prayers are here

A G D A
If only thoughts and prayers
Were guns and ammunition
But why split hairs
When talking abolition
Life ain’t fair
When people have permission
To do what they dare
In this land of no contrition

F#m A
But wait the constitution
Has a guarantee
No freedom dilution
On that we must agree
Pray for absolution
After every killing spree
Our very institutions
Keep us from being free

A G D A
If only thoughts and prayers
Were guns and ammunition
But why split hairs
When talking abolition
Life ain’t fair
When people have permission
To do what they dare
In this land of no contrition

C#m Bm Bm E
Lock and load your thoughts and prayers
And aim them well and true
You know you’ll have my thoughts and prayers
When they finally come for you
Keep your thoughts and prayers well oiled
You never know just when
This nation rotted, nation spoiled
Will come to kill again

F#m A
Bullet tension
Foundation shook
It’s a game of intention
Let’s take a look
A wicked invention
For slaying crooks
The divine pretension
Of an ancient book

A G D A
If only thoughts and prayers
Were guns and ammunition
But why split hairs
When talking abolition
Life ain’t fair
When people have permission
To do what they dare
In this land of no contrition
Track Name: Dollar In Your Pocket (feat. Leesa Mackey)
Say you want me say you love me
But every time I need you you let me down
You know I don’t have much I long so for your touch
That’s why when you call I’m always around
Not one single word that you speak
Means anything anymore to me
I see through your thin disguise
I know what you see with those eyes

I am just another dollar in your pocket
A living breathing walking talking wallet
Just another dollar in your pocket
No matter what you call it.

Don’t flatter me with those eyes
You’re the alley cat that everybody feeds
You purr and rub up against me
Whenever I got something that you need

Just another dollar in your pocket
When you need jet fuel honey I'm your rocket
Why can’t you just be honest
You should try it before you knock it
Track Name: The Secret (feat. John Jordan)
You wanna fight crime in a skintight suit
You wanna stop time and detect the truth
You wanna ray gun, wanna turn to stone
You wanna be the one who saves the universe alone
You wanna be fast like Mercury
Travel to the past and fix history
You wanna jump buildings, you wanna bend bars
See into the future, and fly to Mars
Beyond the stars
Faster than time
So fast that nothing will ever stop you

You want control of everything
Better grab a lantern and a power ring
Invasion looms, advancing hordes
Shine your cosmic silver surfboard
Nazi nemesis on the attack
Throw the shield that always comes back
No matter what just keep on fighting
Raise your hammer and call the lightning
The master plan's
A disaster man
Do what you can
To save every last woman, child and man

For this you need to find the key to everything
Be ready to follow the sirens when you hear them ring
You must let go of the thing that you hold closest
Steel yourself the secret is

You wanna be the one to disarm the bomb
You wanna be the one that they can all count on
You've seen the signs you know where we're headin'
2012 means Armageddon
Sinister plot set into action
Clock is ticking, chain reaction
Shroud yourself in mystery
Protect your secret identity
Your family
From tyranny
It's all just a giant conspiracy

For this you need to find the key to everything
Be ready to follow the sirens when you hear them ring
You must let go of the thing that you hold closest
Steel yourself the secret is

OSMOSIS!