Get Up [​(​feat. Wynne & Elin Skei) prod. Cee Goods]

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(Intro)
The problem’s been created, but we can’t perpetuate it. We gotta get up. We gotta govern ourselves and stop expecting anything from Washington. We gotta get our own capital. We gotta raise our children with pride, to honor where they come from. It starts in the home, in the classrooms. Then back out to the community and it spreads worldwide.

(Verse 1)
Whether you black, white, brown, purple or Asian
Right now would be the perfect occasion
Put EVIL in reverse, we been cursed since the first generation
Right now could be the birth of a nation/ let’s LIVE!!
One full of dignity, richer than all of history
Change is in the pockets, they profiting off our misery
Imagine all of the progress if nobody gets the credit
Crabs in the barrel, barrels of bullets, we gotta dead it
Time for us to value our lives a little bit more
Then they can’t just come n kick in the door
We won’t stand for that like quarterback for the Frisco 4
I can’t breathe, stop n frisk no more/ uh uh
Let it be peace and longevity when we speak of our legacy
Through a beacon of integrity, we can weaken the enemy
But here comes the weekend and we can’t live without Hennessy
We can be the deacons of our destiny/ we gotta get up!

(Hook)
We gotta get up, we gotta get up (4x)
We gotta get up for the ones who refuse to stand for the ways of an abusive land
We gotta get up for ourselves if we stand a chance to ever do that brand new dance
We gotta get up

Break

(Verse 2)
(We gotta get up) Now we can wait on the state
And we can stare at debates/ and we can make some complaints
That’s adjacent to complacent, we don’t claim our mistakes
We on time for the latest make/ but what’s making us late
Late for work, ground work that could pave a new way
If we hasten our pace/ we could save what’s at stake
You know them stakes is high just like De La would say
Now which direction are we headed, it’s a maze not a race
We can take it to the left [to the left]
We can take it to the right [to the right]
We can break it on down [on down]
We can do this all night [all night]
But we ain’t going back to the mutiny that’s ruining community
Onward and upward for the unity
Right foot forward, no one left behind
All in and we can all shine/ but we gotta up

(Hook)

(Verse 3- Wynne)
I know I’m not the only one who’s afraid of it
The rains coming I can see the cloud now
Over the horizon but the timing is impeccable
They want us divided they want us down and out
I’m drowning out the sounds of demands
I see them in the air waving their hands
Don’t shoot, we won’t move
My boots are glued arms linked you won’t bruise
The soul of a soldier no no we can’t lose
We are the hope of the future and they know it
Told us we had the ship but they never let us row it
They’re supposed to support us not deport us thats who we are
Immigrants building resilience oppression giving the scars
History repeats itself the proof is in the pudding
Like Emmitt Till now Trayvon wearing a hoodie
For all the times they told us that we couldn’t
For when we got up every time they said we wouldn’t
We gotta get up

(Hook)

credits

from The Campaign, released February 20, 2017
Written by Champagne Duane, Sina Holwerda
Produced by Cee Goods
Vocals by Elin Skei

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Champagne Duane Oakland, California

It is often said that an artist can change the game, but all too often it doesn’t happen. In the case of Champagne Duane, people should at least start paying attention. He is the definition of hard work and has brought his solid work ethic to the booth. Creative, witty, edgy, smooth and perceptive only begin to describe his approach to the game, but one word you should use is, complete. ... more

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