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BROTHER (2019)

ONE OF MY FAVORITE AND FIRST SONGS WRITTEN FOR MY NEW ALBUM, “BROTHER” CHAMPIONS THE SURVIVOR, NOT AS SOMEONE WHO SCAVENGES AN EXISTENCE BUT SOMEONE WHO WAS BUILT FOR THE VERY PURPOSE OF SURVIVING SAID EXISTENCE.

“BUILT TO SURVIVE.” AN INTENTION, INHERENT IN OUR CREATION TO BE STRONGER THAN THE CIRCUMSTANCES SET AGAINST US.

BEING BORN OF A JEWISH MOTHER WITH RUSSIAN ANCESTRY AND A BLACK FATHER FROM THE DEEP SOUTH OF AMERICA, BOTH SIDES OF MY LINEAGE COME FROM A PEOPLE WHO HAD TO SURVIVE BY ANY MEANS

I FEEL THE ECHOES OF MY ANCESTRY RATTLE IN MY BONES, IN MY HEART AND IN MY SPIRIT, FOR I HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE GIFT OF ADAPTATION AND FLEXIBILITY UNDER PRESSURE.

I AM NOT ALONE. SOME OF US ARE BORN TO WEATHER THE STORM, FOR WERE IT NOT FOR THE CLIFFS AND THE TORMENT THEY ENDURE, THE LAND WOULD BE LOST TO THE SEA.

BROTHER


(A.MOSLEY, T.AUSTIN)   TRT: 4:33

 
(VERSE 1)


BROTHER O BROTHER


DID YOU EVER KICK THAT COCAINE? 


NOW THINGS THESE DAYS


JUST AINT THE SAME


AND TIME PROVES DEARLY 


THAT NOTHING’S CHANGED


FEAR MAKES GREAT MEN TAKE


COURAGE UP BY MISTAKE


SLEW FOOT WONT LIFT YOU UP 


FOR HEAVEN’S SAKE

 (PRE-CHORUS)


NEVER GIVE IT UP


THEY’RE NEVER GONNA GIVE IT UP 


UNLESS YOU TAKE IT


THERE AINT ENOUGH 


THERE’S NEVER GONNA BE ENOUGH 


UNLESS YOU SAVE IT

HOLD THE LINE


HOLD THE LINE


HOLD THE LINE

(CHORUS)


(COS YA’) BUILT TO SURVIVE 


BUILT TO SURVIVE


BUILT TO SURVIVE


BUILT TO SURVIVE

(VERSE 2)


DAMN THE DISAPPOINTMENT


DAMN THE SAME SLAVE WAGE


WHEN WHAT WE’VE GOT ALL BUT FADES AWAY


WE FUMBLE AND FIGHT THROUGH THESE MODERN DAYS


RICH MEN NEVER TRADE


THEIR FUTURE FOR FAME


FALSE GODS ARE NOT TO BLAME


FOR HEAVEN’S SAKE

SONG CREDITS




TONY AUSTIN - PRODUCER, LEAD ENGINEER


BARBARA SEALY - EXECUTIVE PRODUCER


MILES MOSLEY - EXECUTIVE PRODUCER


MILES MOSLEY - BASS, VOCALS


TONY AUSTIN – DRUMS, PERCUSSION


CAMERON GRAVES - PIANO


BRANDON COLEMAN - KEYBOARDS

SERAFIN AGUILAR - LEAD TRUMPET 


CHRIS GRAY - TRUMPET 


WILL ARTOPE - TRUMPET


HOWARD WILEY - TENOR, BARI SAXOPHONE


KAMASI WASHINGTON - TENOR SAXOPHONE


LASIM RICHARDS - TROMBONE


KATISSE BUCKINGHAM - FLUTE


TOM LEA - VIOLA


MIKE WHITSON - VIOLA 


PAUL CARTWRIGHT - VIOLIN


PETER JACOBSON - CELLO

MAIYA SYKES - BACKGROUND VOCALIST


BRIANA LEE - BACKGROUND VOCALIST


NIA ANDREWS - BACKGROUND VOCALIST


LAURA JONES - BACKGROUND VOCALIST

MORGAN STRATTON - ASSISTANT ENGINEER


TYLER KARMEN - ASSISTANT ENGINEER

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