By The Rivers

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Recorded at Seamus Wong Studios in Leicester.
Produced & Mixed by Peri Birtles.
Mastered by Dallas Masters.
Released by Kompyla Records.
Artwork by Joe wilson.

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released 05 May 2013

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BY THE RIVERS Leicester, UK

By The Rivers, a 6 Piece Brit Reggae band. It was with a passion for the groove, culture and soul of the music that they began to write songs with social comment, positive messages, as well as love songs and all things that affect the youth of today.

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Track Name: Vulture
The vulture he swoop, burn and a loot, all the long day,
The vulture he swoop, burn and a loot, naah naaa-aaah,
The vulture he swoop, burn and a loot, all the long day,
The vulture he swoop, burn and a loot, naah naaa-aaah,

This mans a real lonely one,
No fear for any living man,
With just a need to destroy, and steal what he can,
Tell the people they better beware tonight,

(They call him the vulture)
The vulture he swoop, burn and a loot, all the long day,
(He'll be burning and looting tonight, yeah)
The vulture he swoop, burn and a loot, naah naaa-aaah,

See him take a stroll round town, trying to mask what lies inside,
A confused child, now a broken mind, better lock up your homes tonight,
Hear the police they say get out, get out,
You're under arrest son, get out, out,
Hear the police they say get out, get out, yeah

(Arr they call him the vulture)
The vulture he swoop, burn and a loot, all the long day,
(He'll be burning and looting tonight, yeah)
The vulture he swoop, burn and a loot, naah naaa-aaah,
The vulture he swoop, burn and a loot, all the long day,
The vulture he swoop, burn and a loot, naah naaa-aaah,

The vulture he swoop, burn and a loot, all the long day,
The vulture he swoop, burn and a loot, naah naaa-aaah,
The vulture he swoop, burn and a loot, all the long day,
The vulture he swoop, burn and a loot, naah naaa-aaah.
Track Name: Make Your Own Road
Make your own road,
(and that's the live you live y'know)
Make your own road,
(and that's the life you live)
Make your own road,
(and that's the live you live y'know)
Make your own road,
(and that's the life you live)

Well people gonna lead you astray, draw you away, but don't be afraid, no
People gon' create the illusion, build on confusion, but it's your choice to make, so I say, so I say,

Make your own road,
(and that's the live you live y'know)
Make your own road,
(and that's the life you live)
Make your own road,
(and that's the live you live y'know)
Make your own road,
(and that's the life you live)

Well some people go for hate and for violence, peace, silence, unity and alliance, some dig their own grave,
Some people take the easy way out, follow the crowd, then live in doubt, of their own mind,
So be wise,

Make your own road,
(and that's the live you live y'know)
Make your own road,
(and that's the life you live)
Make your own road,
(and that's the live you live y'know)
Make your own road,
(and that's the life you live)

Make your own road
(don't you live your life on the run, there's no turning back from what is done it's done)
Make your own road
(don't you live your life on the run, there's no turning back from what is done it's done)
Make your own road
(don't you live your life on the run, there's no turning back from what is done it's done)
Make your own road
(don't you live your life on the run, there's no turning back from what is done it's done)
Track Name: This Love
Ooo baby, turn the light on,
Now everything we see, is clearer, ahh-ahh, for you and me,

Woah, however much love you give, oh-oh-oh, I'm holding on,
Woah, however much love you give, oh-oh-oh, it keeps me strong,

This love, taking control of me,
This love, won't let go,
This love, taking control of me,
This love,

Open the page and we'll meet in the middle, if only things were so simple, oh-woah-oh,
Rip it up, and throw it away, but when the pieces are put back together, it's the same as ever,

Woah, however much love you give, oh-oh-oh, I'm holding on,
Woah, however much love you give, oh-oh-oh, it keeps me strong, yeah,

This love, taking control of me,
This love, won't let go,
This love, taking control of me,
This love,

Woah, however much love you give, oh-oh-oh, I'm holding on,
Woah, however much love you give, oh-oh-oh, it keeps me strong, yeah,

This love, taking control of me,
This love, won't let go,
This love, taking control of me,
This love,

(This love, this love)
This love, taking control of me,
(Taking control, yeah it won't let go)
This love, won't let go,
(This love, this love)
This love, taking control of me,
(Taking control, naa naa naa)
This love.
Track Name: You Got It Wrong
Rumours going around, spread like wildfire,
I know, I know, there must be a liar,
And I know, not to do wrong,
Yes I know, that the honest word has gone,

No you got it wrong oh woah-oh,
Coming at me with your words so strong,
You got it wrong oh woah-oh,
I know not to do wrong,

Oh all come at me one by one,
Every man gotta sing their own song,
Telling me I'm a bad man, a mad man,
But my story's not been put in your hand,
And I know, not to do wrong,
Yes I know, that the honest word has gone,

No you got it wrong oh woah-oh,
Coming at me with your words so strong,
You got it wrong oh woah-oh,
I know not to do wrong,
You got it wrong oh woah-oh,
Coming at me with your words so strong,
You got it wrong oh woah-oh,
I know not to do wrong,

So don't tease me, tease me,
Yeah don't tease me, tease me,
Don't tease me, tease me,

You got it wrong oh woah-oh,
Coming at me with your words so strong,
You got it wrong oh woah-oh,
I know not to do wrong,
You got it wrong oh woah-oh,
Coming at me with your words so strong,
You got it wrong oh woah-oh,
I know not to do wrong.
Track Name: Take Control
Hold your own, or be owned, by the higher authority,
Let it be known, that the resistance is on the increase,
Who needs labour and tories yeah, when we have our own mind,
Always the same old story, it's time to let the people decide, yeah,

We gotta take control of the situation, while we can,
We gotta take control of the situation, now we have it in our hands,
We gotta take control of the situation, while we can,
We gotta take control of the situation, oh no,

I'm the man with the false accusation, but a modern war was not my intention, see,
More crime, more desperation, will only lead to destruction, so tell me now,
(Where do we look for answers)
Where do we look for answers,
(Where do we look for answers)
I see, more crime, more desperation will only lead to destruction,

We gotta take control of the situation, while we can,
We gotta take control of the situation, now we have it in our hands,
We gotta take control of the situation, while we can,
We gotta take control of the situation, oh no,

A modern war was, not our intention,
So let us unite yeah, nation with nation,
Why can't you see ay, why can't you see, yeah yeah, arr no,

Na na na na wooo, oh wooo, oh wooo.
Arr yeah, na na na na wooo, oh wooo, oh wooo,
Oh lord,

We gotta take control of the situation, while we can,
We gotta take control of the situation, now we have it in our hands,
We gotta take control of the situation, while we can,
We gotta take control of the situation, oh no.
Track Name: Don't Look To Me
Don't look to me, to mend your heart,
Don't look to me, to play that part,
Don't look to me, to right your wrongs,
No, don't look to me, don't look to me,

Woah woah yeah,
Woah woah yeah,

You cheat first you get cheated in return,
Well what do you expect now,
Playing with fire, but there's no lesson being learned,
Taking the easy way out, seemed okay at first,
But now that it's all come crashing down,

Don't look to me, to mend your heart,
Don't look to me, to play that part,
Don't look to me, to right your wrongs,
No, don't look to me, don't look to me,

Woah woah yeah,
Woah woah yeah,

How'ds it feel now the fires burning out, and you're left on your own,
Stood there pleading, crying out, but they don't wanna know,
You made your last mistake, and taken all you can take,
But left with nothing to show, oh,

Don't look to me, to mend your heart,
Don't look to me, to play that part,
Don't look to me, to right your wrongs,
No, don't look to me, don't look to me,

I won't cover your back like when we were friends,
And if you keep playing round, it'll be the end,

Don't look to me, to mend your heart,
Don't look to me, to play that part,
Don't look to me.
Track Name: Hit And Run
Every day, you hear it the same,
Another man beaten, 'nother man lose a friend,
But where's the justice, on which we depend,
While they still walk free, just to do it again,

Why must you hit and run,
Weak a mind, body and soul,
Why must you hit and run,
The scum of the earth,
Why must you hit and run,
Oooh yeah,
Why must you hit and run,
It's time to send them down,
Yeah I, ooo-ooo-ooo,
You better watch your back, cuz I believe that,
What goes around, comes around,

Tell me please what's the world coming to,
When self defense is a crime when they steal from you,
Now all you own isn't owned by you,
And an excuse for help is all to see you through,

Why must you hit and run,
Weak a mind, body and soul,
Why must you hit and run,
The scum of the earth,
Why must you hit and run,
Oooh yeah,
Why must you hit and run,
It's time to send them down,
Yeah I, ooo-ooo-ooo,
You better watch your back, cuz I believe that,
What goes around, comes around,

A word, a word, a word,
Want the word of the honest man,
A word, a word, a word,
Oh na na na now,
A word, a word, a word,
Want the word of the honest man,
A word, a word, a word,
Ooooo yeah,

Why must you hit and run,
Weak a mind, body and soul,
Why must you hit and run,
The scum of the earth,
Why must you hit and run,
Oooh yeah,
Why must you hit and run.
Track Name: Rise Up
Rise up, rise up,
Rise up, and know yourself
Rise up, (that's what we've got to do, got to do), rise up,
Rise up, and know yourself,

Let's talk about the modern society,
No love for the person that you chose to be,
Don't be telling me you don't live that way,
No relationship was built in a day,
Don't matter 'bout your race or culture,
No one man is in control,
Don't be governed by political torture,
Let them dig their own hole, yeah, ay,

Rise up, rise up,
Rise up, and know yourself
Rise up, (that's what we've got to do, got to do), rise up,
Rise up, and know yourself,

A little boy dreams, of a war and hate regime,
Just a bad nightmare, or reality un-declared,
See the job centre close, and a shortage of homes,
As people try to find their way,
Woah, what is going wrong,
We need to find a better way, better way, ay,

Rise up, rise up,
Rise up, and know yourself
Rise up, (that's what we've got to do, got to do), rise up,
Rise up, and know yourself,

Rise up, oo yeah, rise up,
Rise up, and know yourself
Rise up, (that's what we've got to do, got to do), rise up, oo yeah,
Rise up, and know yourself.
Track Name: Run Home
Little boy wonder, I stole your thunder, all that you had to see you through,
Little boy wonder, I stole your thunder, all that you had to see you through,

Well you better run home, (run home), don't tell a soul,
Run home (run home),
Well you better run home, (run home), don't tell a soul,
Run home (run home),

Little boy wonder, I stole your thunder, all that you had to see you through,
Little boy wonder, I stole your thunder, all that you had to see you through,

Well you better run home, (run home), don't tell a soul,
Run home (run home),
Well you better run home, (run home), don't tell a soul,
Run home (run home),

Why don't you just keep running away,
It's over son, keep running away,
Why don't you just keep running away,
It's over son, keep running away,
Why don't you just keep running away,
It's over son, keep running away,
Why don't you just keep running away,
It's over son, you better run home,
Yeah, you better run home, (all that you had to see you through),

Little boy wonder, I stole your thunder, all that you had to see you through,
Little boy wonder, I stole your thunder, all that you had to see you.
Track Name: Don't Say You Love Me
Don't say you love me, cause we've only met just the once,
Don't say you love me, cause your minds just to young to love now baby,
Don't say you love me, cause we've only met just the once,
Don't say you love me, cause your minds just to young to love.

Don't say I'm weird, cause baby I'm feeling nice,
And in the morning, when the day is dawning, I'll be paying the price,
Well don't say you love me, cause baby that ain't right,
You don't even know me, and I was high last night.

So don't say you love me, cause we've only met just the once,
Don't say you love me, cause your minds just to young to love now baby,
Don't say you love me, cause we've only met just the once,
Don't say you love me, cause your minds just to young to love.

Oo lady severe, I think I touched your heart,
You're childish game of trust once again, has left you feeling scarred,
Oh woah oh, don't think you know me, I'd rather be alone,
No-one controls me, oh no,
But if you're sad then we can sing this song,
Woah oh oh oh, woah oh oh oh oh, woah oh oh oh,
Just don't sing to me.

Don't say you love me, cause we've only met just the once,
Don't say you love me, cause your minds just to young to love.

Don't talk as if you're all mine,
Y'know I told you that my baby don't like it but,
You're mad mind crossed the line when you said you loved me.

Don't say you love me, cause we've only met just the once,
Don't say you love me, cause your minds just to young to love.
Track Name: Rocksteady
Let me jump the queue tonight, time to rocksteady, loaded and ready, yeah,
Let me jump the queue tonight, time to rocksteady, ya loaded and ready,
Let me jump the queue tonight, time to rocksteady, loaded and ready, yeah,
Let me jump the queue tonight, time to rocksteady, ya loaded and ready,

Y'know I feel it deep in my soul,
The music's taking me home,
Do you feel it baby,
It's all that you got to know, and I'll be there when you need me most,

Let me jump the queue tonight, time to rocksteady, loaded and ready, yeah,
Let me jump the queue tonight, time to rocksteady, ya loaded and ready,
Let me jump the queue tonight, time to rocksteady, loaded and ready, yeah,
Let me jump the queue tonight, time to rocksteady, ya loaded and ready,

Y'know I feel it deep in my soul,
Yeah that music's taking me home,
Well tell me do you feel it baby,
It's all that you got to know,
And if it gets too heavy upon your soul, won't you let me know,
Yeah if it get's too heavy upon your soul, I'll be there when you need me,

Let me jump the queue tonight, time to rocksteady, loaded and ready, yeah,
Let me jump the queue tonight, time to rocksteady, ya loaded and ready,
Let me jump the queue tonight, time to rocksteady, loaded and ready, yeah,
Let me jump the queue tonight, time to rocksteady, ya loaded and ready.