Water (Purified)

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A collaborative effort between recording artist Drematic and producer Y?Arcka, the first priority of Water is to present listeners with an essential piece of music. Just as the substance that inspired the project; the purpose, functionality and presentation of Water is rife with all of the complexities that are synonymous with being a citizen of the world. In short, water is humanity. Our hope is that the sounds, words, thoughts and interpretations expressed on this effort will leave you refreshed. Enjoy

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released October 5, 2011

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A collaborative effort between recording artist Drematic and producer Y?Arcka, the first priority of Water is to present listeners with an essential piece of music. Just as the substance that inspired the project; the purpose, functionality and presentation of Water is rife with all of the complexities that are synonymous with being a citizen of the world. In short, water is humanity. ... more

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Track Name: Oasis ft. Queenie
“Oasis” featuring Queenie
(A. Pascoe, S. Kelly)


Verse1-Commentary (Queenie)

In Ethiopia, a country with a population of 85 million, there are nearly 50 million people that lack access to safe drinking water. With inadequate sanitation and purification systems, people are forced to resort to using contaminated water from remote streams, rivers and wells. The collection of this water is a daunting task in itself, often requiring individuals to walk hours to secure water. This responsibility is often delegated to women and children.

Verse 1

I sacrificed my childhood to do it
In search of you I walk barefooted
Over distant lands
Bucket in my hands
Lackin’ fluid to sustain me
Replenish my life
See what I came across is tainted
Oh yes it trife
Our lips long for you
Liquefied utopia
We cry for you in Ethiopia
Resilient to the end
‘Cuz rebellion’s in the souls of us
Give all I own if just to soak in ya-
Exfoliate the waste
Desperate livin’ motivates
Our synergy will procreate
And then the flow rejuvenates my whole body-
Transcending into realms of unseen
You redefine the meaning of having wet dreams…
When I awaken
I find myself in school
Engaged in activities a normal child would do
An answer to my prayers?
So long I felt forsaken-
Mirage?
Or is it really an oasis?

…I feel so confused


Verse 2- Commentary (Queenie)

The Gibe III Dam, which is being built on the Omo River, supplies 80 percent of the water in Lake Turkana on the Kenya-Ethiopia border. Now on the verge of being completed, the dam threatens the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of Kenyans that rely on Lake Turkana for fishing and irrigation. To date, the construction of massive dams has displaced more than 2 million people worldwide. Now forced to relocate to recreate their lives, a father must explain to his son why they must leave the only home he’s ever known.

Verse 2

I can’t believe what was said
What I asked
What he told me
I said, “Why must we leave?
Why to Nairobi?”
“Son rest assured
As the day is long
We will endure
We will stay strong
God is supreme
Ruler of creation
Man is a fool
Blind to limitations
Careless the few
Who knowingly defile
The lake, the water
And all that it provides
In the face of brutality our people have survived
And we will continue to survive
Son walk tall”-
And that was all
Then his voice dissolved
Echoed soft in my ears as we all marched on
I was in awe
Baffled by his brave resolve
How can he stay calm in a world so wrong?
Piece of mind was provided
A break of frustration
Dealing with displacement
Seeking an oasis

…what else can we do?

Verse 3-Commentary (Queenie)

During a conversation with an acquaintance, recording artist Drematic, discusses his outlook on the global implications of the struggle for clean water and his motivation for the forthcoming album entitled “Water”.

Verse 3
Ok, we talk that water water
Think it’s time to go in directly
To ensure that the audience gets me
H2O, the magic mixture
Fixture in all things earthly
Who should go thirsty?
Easy enough
Ok, let’s give ‘em all bottles
Corruption with a twist
Human rights get toppled
‘Cuz what’s the sense in helping others clean and sustain it?
You profit when you claim it and drain it
(I’m so confused!!)
Wrestling with natural commodities
Turning into property
Polluted foreign policies, proliferating poverty
The third world’s tapped out
Arid economically
Squeezed to the last drop, Robbed of their sovereignty
A watershed statement?
It’s kinda heavy ain’t it?
When global scale issues get sized up and weighed in
But these are the stories
Despicable trends
That only our actions can bring to an end
But I still believe
Together we can change it
We owe it to ourselves to create an oasis

…what path will you choose, what you gonna do?
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Track Name: Wishing Well ft Ibrahima Faye & Aquil
“Wishing Well” featuring Aquil & Ibrahima Faye
(A. Pascoe, S. Kelly, A. Foster, I. Faye)

Intro (Ibrahima Faye)

So deme ci albi (In the countryside)
Nit naangi dox lu sori (People walk for miles)
Ngin mene root ci teen bi (Before they reach the well)

Kep ku nek (Every one of us)
Sa waru gar may nga benup teen (Must dig a well)
Ba sa nja boot dica naan (For family)
Ba sa waa gox dica naan (For neighbors)
Ba sa waa reer dica naan (For country)


Life
Life is a jar of water
Do have a drink and pass it over
Lets take care of the Earth and pass it on to future generations

Dund bi potu ndaala (Life is a drinking jar)
So naane joxal samorom munaan (Let's pass it around)
Dund bi potu ndaala (Life is a drinking jar)
So naane joxal samorom munaan (Let's pass it around)
Ndox mo waral Ndox mo menel (Water is the root)
Sunu nekkiu ci kaw suuf (Of our being on earth)


Verse 1

This the type of groove
Make you wish upon a star
While chillin’ in the car
With the doors ajar
Gotta spit it in a bar
Just to refresh the feeling
Moonlight crescent
Breath of the evening was brisk
My queen she gave me a (kiss)
Softly on the cheek
Then gently on the lips
I dipped
Making a move for solitude
Calm scenery
Still waters in my view
Dug up in my pocket
Clutched it, dropped it
Unclenched my fist as I opened my eyelids
I wished
We didn’t embrace ignorance
That we could live life fully and make a switch
That Mandela didn’t have to sit for 27
To show we need patience
If we seek redemption
Garvey did his thing
Never got sabotaged
And that we didn’t think black love was mirage
The youth knew that gun clapping and
Drug trafficking, doesn’t have to be the route for young Africans
I wished
That the radio would play this
Showing we can stand tall
And still makes hits
(You what would that look like?)

Chorus

Yo it be like Nickel Dime, Nickel Dime
Yo it be like Nickel Dime, Nickel Dime
Yo it be like Nickel Dime, Nickel Dime
Pennies and Quarters
Hopes and dreams
Floating in the…
Yo it be like Nickel Dime, Nickel Dime
Yo it be like Nickel Dime, Nickel Dime
Yo it be like Nickel Dime, Nickel Dime
Pennies and Quarters
Hopes and dreams
Floating in the…
Water

Verse 2 (Aquil)

Am I awake or lucid
it’s no mistake coincidences life and dreaming
shaping every thought and movement
seeking much improvement
I recollect of ideals
willing my feelings into something that’s real
as time stands still
my old wounds heal, my cancer is diminished
AIDS rates zero percentage
Malaria’s upended
famine and greed defeated
economic elite, don’t pull the strings of global monopoly
erasing poverty
nobody state property, jail and prison rehab
criminals that’s made by the nations part is minimal
I reach back, reclaiming our greatness
refusing using drugs avoid living praying sedated
frustrated, won’t grab guns cause no one owns one
unafraid to show love cause plenty people showed them
realize connections or the oneness with God
Allah the most high
reflecting wishes swell throwing nickels in the well


Verse 3

Yo just gimme couple minutes
‘Cuz I’m runnin’ outta time
Nickels all gone
Runnin; outta dimes
It’ll be all fine
Once they sink to the bottom
Flaws of the world
Wish that water could dissolve ‘em
I wish that people said what they meant
Meant what they said
You had a clean heart
You could still get ahead
Every mouth was fed
Every shed tear dried
Every shoe had wings
We could all touch the sky
The insecure were reassured
Diseases were cured
That understanding was the key to all doors
Marginal living wasn’t romanticized
We made moves-Said less
That we pantomimed
Not instantly gratified
Same time denied
But after counting our blessings
We would be satisfied
Wish my mother and her mother
Had another summer
To bask in the warmth that they shared for one another
That laughter would linger
Good times would last
And having it all wasn’t too much to ask
(Man!)

Chorus
Track Name: Flood Damage
“Flood Damage”
(A. Pascoe, S. Kelly)

(Speaking while shuffling through audio cassette tapes)

I know it’s here somewhere. I know I’m not crazy, man. I- this was here the whole time. Alright. I think this is it. Yeah…this is it. …Cool.

(Dusts off tape. Inserts tape into tape player and presses play. )

Woman Talking:
My child, you may not understand these words that I’m reading to you…(tape fast forwards) understand as you get older. …(tape fast forwards)

John 4:7-14

…Woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” …(tape fast forwards) “If you knew the gift God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.” …(tape fast forwards) Where can you get this living water? Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well? …(tape fast forwards) But whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” (tape player stops)


Chorus

I flow like water on your tape recorder
Style out of order fo sho’
You can just peep my aura
I’m causin’ flood damage
I wonder can you manage
I’m on a warpath
Can you feel my wrath?


I flow like water on your tape recorder
Malfunction out of order
You can just see my aura
I can flow or crash
It doesn’t matter
Who or whatever is in my path
I will get the last laugh (ha!)



Verse 1

(Let me explain what I’m see to you, man)

Yo you ever had a bad dream that looked like a scary movie?
And felt so real that you believed truly?
Flooded with nonsense my subconscious
Is what I tell my self
Even though I can’t stop it
Reoccurring themes, dark scenes, devastation
Ever lose your mind?
Bet you’ll find desperation
There I am
Standing on the land my Grand built up with his bare minds
I recall
Or so I thought
Damn I lost drowning in my thoughts
Well, I just can’t accept it
This is not New Orleans
I’m just waiting for the morning to come…
But I feel like I’m not the only one

Chorus

I flow like liquid
My sh… wicked
Fo sho
I will make you sick kid
Perspiration, condensation, precipitation
For short
Just call me water

I flow like water on your tape recorder
Style out of order fo sho’
You can just peep my aura
I’m causin’ flood damage
I wonder can you manage
I’m on a warpath
Can you feel my wrath?


Verse 2

Can you imagine walking down Delery in a daze?
Amazed, that you decided to stay
Knowing that you never had a choice anyway
And after this day things will never be the same
Grandmama sayin’ grab the Bible let us pray
Her voice was drowned out by the winds and the rain
Can’t help thinkin’
God ain’t listenin’
If so, then sh… would’ve been different
Prayer ain’t gon’ fix this
But she insisted
I bowed my head knowing exactly why she did it
All her life, she been singin’ “Wade in the Water”
In a way, she’s always been scared of the water
In a place where you truly can’t escape from the water
Life as we knew it gave way to the water
Clothes soaking wet
Explosions nearly scared us to death
I guess that means we still alive
I just ain’t wake up yet

Chorus

I flow like water on your tape recorder
Style out of order fo sho’
You can just peep my aura
I’m causin’ flood damage
I wonder can you manage
I’m on a warpath
Can you feel my wrath?

I flow like liquid
My sh… wicked
Fo sho’
I will make you sick kid
Perspiration, condensation, precipitation
For short
Just call me water

I flow like water on your tape recorder
Malfunction out of order
You can just see my aura
I can flow or crash
It doesn’t matter
Who or whatever is in my path
I will get the last laugh (ha!)

Verse 3

First on the scene
Loud screams when I arrived
Tears in my eyes
Can’t believe the water’s on fire
But never mind- why would irony apply?
When reality is void, then confusion will thrive
Let it fly
My last straw gently it glides
Through the black waves suspending my boat
I got a hard time remember hope
Mechanisms once used to cope they all broke
Now I feel tugs at the end of my rope
It’s pulling me-
To a place I never wanna go
Facing my fears, back at the dome
On her way home
She left me with words to live by
Make the most of your time, don’t forget the Lower 9
They say it’s year five since grandmamma died
If that’s true the flood’s done damage to my mind
That explains why I’m hearing attempting to save
People off dead than to go on playin’
In this game
When the sh… was rigged from the get go
I feel as though
That it’s best to just let go
I’m done caring about broken promises
Cuz’ D.C. and BP won’t acknowledge us-
When I cup my hands full of oil and water and drink
I’m reclaiming all I lost back when life made sense
Convention teaches us that this is suicide
But maybe this time I’ll finally open up my eyes
Track Name: Morning Dew ft. Electric Lady
“Morning Dew” featuring Electric Lady
(A. Pascoe, S. Kelly)

Chorus

This morning I was greeted by the sun*
With rays outstretched in plain view
Brightness was renewed

I know that the best is yet to come*
The storms have gone and made room
For goodness to bloom

Possibilities ahead are all I see*
The warmth, the cool breeze
And everything in between

But miracles they often go unseen*
Like morning dew upon leaves
Birds singing in trees

*Sung Vocals

Verse 1

Good morning sun
How you feel?
Something you can’t touch but you know it’s real
It’s been a while since you came through
Everybody love’s your shine
Some things change
You remain true
It’s gloomy when you missing
Illuminated ‘cuz you risen
And everything you touch seems to glisten
Aye yo! You see that?!?
You mean right over there?
That gotta be honeysuckle
I smell it in the air
I never seen so much beauty all in one place
Vegetables, fruit, sweet floral embrace
Vivid were all of the colors of the rainbow
Water on the plants but I know it ain’t rain though
That’s the way it dew in the morning time
When cool breeze combines with the sunshine
That’s the way it dew in the morning time
When cool breeze combines with the sunshine

Chorus

Verse 2

You ever notice in the city
We never take the time to breath
But this morning my lungs have been set free
No smog in the air to congest me
Tall trees overhead to protect me
No phones to disrupt the tranquility
Or TV’s to promote the stupidity
Well whatchu mean?
Foul thoughts are contagious
If you can’t wipe the slate clean then replace it
Water is life
There’s truth in the statement
It’s a complex simplistic arrangement
Ebb and the flow marks distinctive occasions
Timing the wave is a gift of the patient
Carried away- we’re addicted to chasing
Tend to lose sight of the gifts we been graced with
Views change and perspectives may differ
But (it’s the) little things help clarify the big picture
I found peace as a bird sung his song
Finally listened, it was there all along

Chorus

Verse 3

Find pleasure in being alive today
‘Cuz we’re survivors of earthquakes and hurricanes
Mother nature can scare us and bring us pain
But over time, good vibes will renew again
That’s the way it dew in the morning time
When cool breeze combines with the sunshine
That’s the way it dew in the morning time
When cool breeze combines with the sunshine
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Track Name: The Re-Source
“The Re:Source”
(A. Pascoe, S. Kelly)

It seams right that it ends where it all begun
With raised glasses we toast to the setting sun
Pour out for starters
A portion, departed
Souls that still thirst
Get quenched when acknowledged
Sip!
Then praise cascades from my lips
Ase'!
Amazing how greatness persists
Be with us as we tread through epic memories
Linking the past to extensions of legacy
Through it all, it’s the music that sets us free
Rhythms move, pulse through our extremities
Beatin’!
Uninversal language receivin’
Vibrations speakin’- without the words even
It’s reach beyond beckoning tounges is questioned by none
An unspoken truth
Still you know where it’s comin’ from…

(The Source Reprise)

It’s original form
Stretched animal hide
Compounded by palms where joy and panic collide
Passion resides
Recoiling in rapid replies
We rely…

We rely on the tempo to even the odds
If just to poli both sides
Deviate or reprise?
World wide dialogue
No more speakin’ to God
To capitalize?
Not knowin’ getting’ free is the prize
It’s hard to come by
Somewhere down the line seams we lost it
Water, LOVE, MUSIC- man’s precious resources
The driving forces of everything gorgeous
That mankind has ever come forth with
The engineers of joys we hold dear
We’re all on borrowed time
Thank God you lent an ear
Cuz’ payin’ attention is expensive out here
In a sphere full of turmoil, warfare
Many a dream get commandeered due to fear
I’m holdin’ onto mine see you when I get there
I’m holdin’ onto mine see you when I get there
I’m holdin’ onto mine…


Beware!
Many declare that the end is near
Well if that’s the case, let’s not be scared to puppeteer
Pull every stop make- your move -be prepared
Pull every stop make -your move -be prepared….
What better way than to access the faucet?
WATER, LOVE, MUSIC- life’s specious resources
Our reinforcements, almost exhausted
Pathways to freedom, why should they cost us?
Many reference
These types of questions
But I refuse if refreshments aren’t present
As it stands, man this life is a handful
Still my view got my glass lookin’ half full
Canceled,
every want on my list
It gets no better than this
Sip!
Water water
Often I think of you
The World Bank’s pimpin’ you
I can’t stop drinkin’ you
Water water
Millions in search of you
Taken for granted we line up to purchase you
Water water
A paradox it seams
Cuz’ you wash away sickness but cause so much disease
Water water
What does it all mean?
It’s the unifying factor that makes us human beings
(Kna-mean)