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Earth Works Sessions
Recorded live & direct at Earth Works Studio, Amsterdam July 2016

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released September 10, 2016

Words & music by Urban Lions
Illustration by John Anderson
Photography by Siobhan Boyle Photography

Urban Lions are:

Phil Brady -Bass & Lead Vocals
Luke 'The Beast' Winton - Drums & Vocals
Jack Davies- Guitar
Q Shak - Keys
Graeme"Simba"Goodwin - Percussion

With Special guests
King Kooper - Sax & Percussion
Ras P - Piano

Words & Music by Urban Lions
Recorded live at Earth Works Amsterdam, July 2016
Engineered & Mixed by Kingsway

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Urban Lions UK

Urban Lions are a 5 piece roots fusion outfit from England, mixing roots, dub, funk, blues, dancehall, ska, cutting beats & conscious rhymes and delivering a unique style of live dance music to eclectic audiences worldwide such as One Love, Illusive, Irie Vibes & Boomtown Festivals with UK roots reggae pioneer Donette Forte.

www.urbanlions.co.uk

Bookings contact phil@urbanlions.co.uk
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Track Name: See Me Rise
See Me Rise

See me rise from the ashes of a tribe to the masses.
In my eyes see the burden of a prize won through murder.

You turn your back on love
Now love long gone.
Her shadows still remain
You play with them like puppets in the sun.
(Lost within the barrels of your gun)

You love to play her games
Tongue-twisted words
She jump into your flame constrained by chains to kill a mocking bird.
(You're all the same just following the herd)

Rise up, rise up now Babylon be gone
Rise up, rise up now Babylon be done.

Come the morning

Rise up, rise up now Babylon be done
Rise up, Rise up now Babylon be gone

Read the warning sign.


See me rise from the water where
Mother Earth lost a daughter
In her eyes I see the burden of a prize won through murder.

What do you want from her?
She not to blame.
A world baptised by fire for her desire to lose this futile game.
(No no she not to blame)

We don't hear her sound
We out of range
Her flame will burn the ground we walk on still your love will never change.

Until we ...


Rise up rise up too strong the masses
Rise up rise up until the kingdom crashes down

Raising Babylon to the ground.

<Dub section 16 bars>

See me rise from the ashes of a tribe to the masses.
In my eyes see the burden of a prize won through murder.

You turn your back on love
Now love long gone.
Her shadows still remain
You play with them like puppets in the sun.
(Lost within the barrels of your gun)


Rise up, rise up now Babylon be gone
Rise up, rise up now Babylon be done.

Come the morning

Rise up, rise up now Babylon be done
Rise up, Rise up now Babylon be gone

Read the warning sign.
Track Name: I Am A Lion
Papa Lion say (I am a lion)
Papa Lion say (I am a lion)
Papa Lion say, oh my Papa Lion say
Turn up the bass

Mama Lion say (I am a lion)
Mama Lion say (I am a lion)
Mama lion say, oh my Mama Lion say
Wind up your waist
Wind it up, wind it out, wind it in, now wind it around
Little baby lion say Little baby lion say Little baby lion say
I am a lion and this is our pride
We are the lions won't you welcome our might

Brother Lion say (I am a lion)
Brother Lion say (I am a lion)
Brother Lion say, oh my Brother Lion say
Burn down the kingdom

Sister Lion say (I am a lion)
Sister Lion say(I am a lion)
Sister Lion say, oh my sister Lion say Break up the beat
Break it up
Break it out
Break it in
Now break it down

Little baby lion say
Little baby lion say
Little baby lion say
I am a lion and this is our pride
We are the lions won't you welcome our might

Wise old lion say we got to stick together
Wise old lion say learn to love one another
Wise old lion say love your sister and your brother
Wise old lion say we got to burn down the kingdom
Track Name: Together Mighty
Resistance against the powers that be
People stand tall get up off your knees
Existence of liberty
Relies on a people's desire to be free

Conductance of fear and greed
Flows through the vein of humanity
Reluctance, (turn off your TV)
Alone we are small but together mighty.

A people divided will never be free
Together Mighty, Together Mighty
We are united from land to sea
Together Mighty, Together Mighty

So we turn on the bass as you wind up your waist
Ripping up the dancehall burning up the place
Music makers and dreamers of dreams
Urban Lions in a rubbadub stylee

Resistance against the powers that be
People stand tall get up off your knees
Existence of liberty
Relies on a people's need to be free

A people divided will never be free
Together Mighty, Together Mighty
We are united from land to sea
Together Mighty, Together Mighty

So we turn on the bass as you wind up your waist
Ripping up the dancehall burning up the place
Music makers and dreamers of dreams
Urban Lions in a rubbadub stylee.
Track Name: In The Sahara!
In The Sahara!

Take a breath and slide back down
Sandstorms spiral like a helter skelter
A call to prayer as the faithful bow
Everybody running to the kasbah's shelter

Breath ... Take in the oasis
Wash the mirage from our senses
Burn .... In the fire of the bass drum
Fly to the rhythm of the oscillating sun.

In the Sahara! In The Sahara!

Deep beneath the desert sands
A river of gold in the undercurrent
Bitten by greed the foolish hand
Takes a hold on the thunder serpent

Stop ... Listen to his heartbeat
Feel the pulse of the living planet
Drop ... The scorpion
Fly to the rhythm of the oscillating sun

In the Sahara! In the Sahara!
Track Name: Hold Me Down
Walk out that door and the world will shed a tear
For the only one I know who can save us from the fear
They stab you in the back and stone you on the ground
You're what the world is waiting for don't let them hold you down.

Hold me down no don't hold me down
Hold me down no don't hold me down

The people stand with you to fight with tooth and claw
For solidarity and equality for all
Set the people free from the fool who wears the crown
Help me off my knees, please don't hold me down

Hold me down, no don't hold me down
Hold me down, no don't hold me down

Stay strong my friend your vision feeds us all
Battle to the end, put them up against the wall
When the day is done and the treacherous leave town
We'll raise a glass to all we won don't let them hold me down

Hold me down, no don't hold me down
Hold me down, no don't hold me down

Now we're running yeah