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by John Jordan

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Guest singers
Mello G &
Leesa Mackey

Produced by John Jordan
Music & words by JJ
except Only Jah words by Mello G

Recorded at Osmosis HQ

July 2018

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released August 14, 2018

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Osmosis Unlimited Montreal, Québec

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: Music In The Streets
Turn it up, turn it up (4x)

Music In the streets
can i get some
block rockin’ beats
when i’m lonesome
shuffling my feet
as i’m walking
music in the streets
instead of listen to them talkin

Music in the Streets
Is this insanity?
Or just something sweet
In the middle of calamity
Can I have a treat?
I’ve been a good boy
Music in the streets
Something for my soul to enjoy

(John)
Every day it seems to get a little bit harder
In every way anything you say can get you in hot water
Better just to not say anything to anyone
Keep your head down and hope they turn the speakers on
Life can be a jungle when you’re living wild style
Are you the lion or the monkey or the elephant child?
We all end up at the watering hole
And listen to the birds sing out the song of our soul

Music in the Streets
Is this insanity?
Or just something sweet
In the middle of calamity
Can I have a treat?
I’ve been a good boy
Music in the streets
Something for my soul to enjoy

Music In the streets
can i get some
block rockin’ beats
when i’m lonesome
shuffling my feet
as i’m walking
music in the streets
instead of listen to them talkin

(Leesa)
Sometimes I listen to that little voice inside of me
Telling me all kinds of, all kinds of crazy
Too much in my own head need something from the outside
To accompany my reckless joyride
Drop the needle DJ cause I gotta get my fix
The little voice inside of me is up to her old tricks
We need a little something with a groove and a backbeat
I’m jaywalking while you’re sitting in the backseat

Come on come on
Make it a little louder
Come on come on
Make me lose control
Come on Come on
Give it your best shot
Give us music if you won’t fill the potholes

Music In the streets
can i get some
block rockin’ beats
when i’m lonesome
shuffling my feet
as i’m walking
music in the streets
instead of listen to them talkin

Music in the Streets
Is this insanity?
In the middle of calamity
Can I have a treat?
I’ve been a good boy
Music in the streets
Something for my soul to enjoy

(Mello G)
Yo! Turn up the beat
Turn up the beat me say turn up the treble
Turn the bass make me move my waist
Turn up the treble, burstin my bubble
From the east to the west to the north to the south
This the music that I’m talkin about
White man black man syrian indian
Music from every nation

Music in the Streets
Is this insanity?
Or just something sweet
In the middle of calamity
Can I have a treat?
I’ve been a good boy
Music in the streets
Something for my soul to enjoy

Music In the streets
can i get some
block rockin’ beats
when i’m lonesome
shuffling my feet
as i’m walking
music in the streets
instead of listen to them talkin
Track Name: The Girl Next Door
The girl next door
Sews and sews
Sews and sews
The girl next to me
Knows and knows
Knows and knows
That girl right there
Stepping out for a smoke
Oh how I care
And that’s no joke

You came from so far away
And just after me
You put out a lovely display
And all came to see
You bring joy to the street
The whole neighbourhood
You are just so sweet
How I would if you would

The girl next door
Sews and sews
Sews and sews
The girl next to me
Knows and knows
Knows and knows
That girl right there
Stepping out for a smoke
Oh how I care
And that’s no joke

And you’re not alone
Your little doggo Blue
No matter where you roam
She’s right next to you
She says hello to Humbert
WIth a boop on the snout
I got your number
But I won’t ask you out

Your eyes, your smile, your face
your hair, your legs, your hips
We may not be the best of friends
But you’re my best relationship
Taking the sunshine and sweet nicotine
For a moment you are mine
You’re an awesome jellybean
I would so love to merge our bloodlines

The girl next door
Sews and sews
Sews and sews
The girl next to me
Knows and knows
Knows and knows
That girl right there
Stepping out for a smoke
Oh how I care
And that’s no joke
Track Name: It's Happening
better be ready
cause it’s happening
better be steady
gonna be a reckoning

Time hard
Get out the yard
Hit the streets
Feel the beat feel the beat

Rise up
Wise yourself up
Join hands
And strike up the band

Stand up for what you believe in
Stand up for what is true
Rise up and and fight the powers
That make it their mission to exploit you
Stand up for those who have fallen
Stand up for those who have lost
No matter what the consequence
No matter what the cost
Track Name: Politician
Politician law magician
Your pen's a magic wand
Write your scroll
You're on a roll
But is your word your bond?

Politician on a mission
Power hungry whore
Buy your votes
By changing coats
And knocking door to door

Politician rage ignition
It's you who fans the fire
Indignation
Soul castration
Silver tongued liar

Politician our perdition
I didn't say it first
The only ones
Who want the job
Are the very worst.

Politician: new condition
If you want to lead
Take a vow
Of poverty
And do the job for free
Track Name: GReATattITUDE
Gratitude gratitude
Got to have a great attitude attitude
Across every latitude latitude

You must have this gratitude aptitude

Gratitude amplitude

With real serious fortitude fortitude

You got to smile so work it dude, work it dude

Feel the gratitude with certitude, certitude

Mama always said to me
Be thankful for what you got
Nothing lasts forever and nor we
So treasure the gold in your pot
But don’t grab a hold on to tightly
For all we have is to be shared
When someone asks you politely
To let go you must be prepared

Gratitude amplitude
With real serious fortitude fortitude
You got to smile so work it dude, work it dude
Feel the gratitude with certitude, certitude
Gratitude gratitude
Got to have a great attitude attitude
Across every latitude latitude
You must have this gratitude aptitude

Come now, no more crying
Over all those things you lost
For every thing there is a reason
For every gain there’s a cost
Don’t spend your times
Dwelling on what you have not
Don’t worry about all the dimes
They will add up in time soon enough

Be mindful of what you have to give
And not what you stand to get
Helping each other is just why we live
Can you be your brother’s safety net
The only time we should look down on another
Is when we reach down to help lift them up
If we only truly loved one another
No one would have an empty cup

Gratitude gratitude
Got to have a great attitude attitude
Across every latitude latitude
You must have this gratitude aptitude
Gratitude amplitude
With real serious fortitude fortitude
You got to smile so work it dude, work it dude
Feel the gratitude with certitude, certitude
Track Name: Just a Couple of Days Now
Just a couple of days now
Is all I have to wait
Just some minutes and some hours
Time that I can appreciate
Just a couple of days now
Time that I will spend
Looking forward to the day when
Our time apart will end

Free time
When you will be mine
Free days
Let’s go away
Free love
Sent from heaven above
Free hearts
Soon our time will start

True hearts
Won’t be torn apart
True minds
Are one of a kind
True love
Fits like a glove
True souls
Won’t be controlled
Track Name: She's Always Late
She’s always late
But she’s worth the wait
She’s always late
Yes her timing’s great
Time’s on her plate
Don’t procrastinate
She’s always late
But she’s worth the wait

4:01
The waiting’s just begun
4:02
Baby where are you
4:03
I just can’t wait to see
4:04
You coming through that door
4:05
You make me come alive
4:06
Up to your old tricks
4:07
She’s turned up to eleven
4:08
She’s always, she’s always

4:09, 4:10
It’s starting all over again
4:11, 4:12
I begin to doubt myself
4:13, 4:14
Fashionably tardy drama queen
4:15, 4:16
I think you all know what I mean
FOUR ONE SEVEN FOUR ONE EIGHT
SHE’S ALWAYS LATE SHE’S ALWAYS LATE
FOUR ONE NINE, FOUR TWO OH
HERE SHE IS AND READY TO GO
Track Name: Nobody Knows
Nobody knows when
The trouble will come
Nobody knows when
Things come undone
Nobody knows who
Will rise up and fight
Nobody knows when
We will see the light

Despicable tyrant
At the top of the fray
Open the hydrant
And wash him away
Angry despot
Dividing the land
This nation a cesspit
Let’s strike up the band

Our souls
Won’t be controlled
Our hearts
Make love our art

As one
It will be done
All one
United strong

Human extinction
Is on the horizon
We have the distinction
Of not being wizened
Bad sufferation
As the money is hoarded
No education
And you won’t be rewarded

Free time
Free your mind
Free fly
Reach to the sky

All men
Stand firm
Stand your ground
Save the world
Track Name: I Don't Care
I don’t care about
The money you make
I don’t care about
The chances you take
I don’t care about
The path you choose
I don’t care about
The names in the news

What matters the most
Is being your host
Having your company
Having you here with me

I don’t care at all
About your past
I don’t give a damn
Who you hurt last
I don’t care about
What’s none of my business
I don’t care about
Your isn’t or isness

What matters to me
Is us here and now
Standing together
If you will allow


You see the only thing that matters
Is the moment we’re living
Not the past nor the future time
Only what we’re now giving
When you’re close enough to hold tight
I’m right where I want to be
When you’re in my arms at night
That’s all that matters to me
Track Name: Sleep No More
No more sleeping
On the job
No more nodding off
Do you wanna get robbed?
No more crying
Out for mom
No more sleeping
On the job

Night time night time
Is the right time
For all kinds of trouble man
Stay up Stay up
From night til day up
I hate to burst your bubble man
Mission ignition
It’s all gone fission
Be on high alert
Direction correction
The selection
It’s time to save the earth

One time fate
Twice coincidence
Three times enemy action
It’s not too late
For your defence
Just better have some traction
Walls mean nothing
Nor do locks
The last defender is you
Mind your conscience
And your soul
Don’t let the enemy through

So many before us
Have fallen at their feet
History has lead us here
Will we see defeat
They always keep on coming
Trying to control
But we will always fight for
The right to be free souls
Track Name: Only Jah (with Mello G)
ONLY JAH
by Mello G

Only Jah can make it happen
Got to depend on him
Only Jah can make it happen
Got to leave it up to him

Say you gotta be wise
The devil are coming in disguise
Comin’ to trick you
To use and abuse you, well
And I refuse you well
And try to confuse you but
Don’t let them catch hold you

Sometimes you think that
You can do it
All by yourself hey
You doesn’t need
Someone else but
Even though
Jah give you the strength and
Motivation

To carry on
Through the raging storm
Jah Jah keep me going on and on
I keep holding on
I will go on and on
Until the dust of dawn
I keep on holding on
I keep holding strong

Say you don’t know
We need Jah in our life
And without him
We just can’t survive
I need Jah Jah loving at the morning
Inna de dust
In the dawning
Him a me food any time me yawning
Wake me up at night and in the early morning