Have You Heard?

by Sound Reasoning

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Our debut full length album!

All pre-orders are eligible to automagically receive a link to download of pre-released single tracks.

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released May 31, 2018

Produced by Solomon NewTree, Todd George and Tonya Silvestri Newtree.
Recorded and Mixed by Ron Work in Santa Cruz, CA.
Recorded at Boulder Creek Music Studio.
Mastered by Myles Boisen at Headless Buddha Mastering Lab, Oakland CA.

Tracks 1-4,6,7,9-11©2004/2016 Solomon NewTree (NewTree Publishing, ASCAP)
Track 5 Written by Jesse Farrow, 1970
Track 8 Written by Gerry Goffin & Carole King, 1966

© & ℗ 2018 Sound Reasoning Music, All Rights Reserved

© 2017 Jared Bretholtz (Fine Art)

Special thanks to Miscreant Robert, Barry Tanner, Kalikata Mbula, Steven Robinson Beal, & last but not least, Norman Krow.

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SoundReasoning will pull you out of your seat & propel you to the dancefloor chugging like a locomotive. This original reggae rock band delivers spirited conscious music: resounding rhythm, blazing brass & gnarly leads that are as limitless as the ocean waves of their hometown Santa Cruz, California. ... more

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Track Name: Wishing On a Star
Wishing On a Star

Nothing they can do
can stop this walk I'm on
Could be millions of miles in my way
till I reach my destination
So come, come, come talk to me
make we walk and reason
Come, come, come talk to me
some birds they're singing
some people they're wishing on a star
Oh lord, they're wishing on a star
A rich man took a walk in my shoes
now we've got them barefoot blues
Your life depends on the road you choose
keep on the right track
Cuz Rasta culture people without violence
we’re on the attack
Pon the attack, we come Pon the attack
Sweet reggae music come straight nonstop ×2
There are so many steeped in violence
it seems like the bitter end
They plot and scheme as if no tomorrow
these things we must transcend
Give up praises unto the Most High
in each and every action
so that when you get home from your works
you can enjoy the satisfaction
that is your life
And you won't be wishing on a star
Wish wishing, wishing on a star.×2
Track Name: Prophecy Fulfillment
Prophecy Fulfillment

See them come with their con man games
All grabbing, grabbing
licky lickin lick shots
And I man know that they must be insane
to stand in my face, ‘n try and fool me like that
Cus them a burn I not when the fire gets hot
Prophecy fulfillment
Whether you're ready or not 2x

They spend so much time anticipating
that when their Luck get shot, heads get hot
And fill up the air with all their berating
because we save up our cash and put food in the pot
See them a burn I not, when the Fire gets hot
Prophecy fulfillment
Whether you're ready or not 2x

They spend so much time in hot debate
(Them a kick pot)
to make up these rules and regulate
(And lick shot)
to keep people poor they calculate
(A go burn, fire gets hot)
And when the poor get a bust
(Fire fire fire fire burn ya)
the rich get breaks
(Jailhouse rock)

So come up now, Rasta don't be late
no stumbling block, don't hesitate
And we'll Trod through the land
some pure vibration
Yea we'll trod to the land
of pure elation
Come on children, trod on
Track Name: A Psalm
A Psalm

Only you can help I Father
I and I know, it’s true that you can heal I
with the word, with the word

I feel you Lord, and I'm praying Lord
that you will reach out to me
and hold my hand while I'm in poverty

Hmmmm, yeah yeah
Hmmm, Help us Jah I pray
for only you can heal I
A touch of your garment is faith to heal I
As Jah say, let it be done
Every day will see a rising sun

And everytime them needy come up there
I'll never push them away
Every time the wanting comes up there
I will never push them away
I will always show them the way

Oh Jah, oh Jah Jah
help I Father, the day has just begun
Help me now, help me now
help me now Lord, the day has just begun, woah

I and I know that wickedness
shows its ugly face everyday lord, lord lord
and I and I know, the weak heart a go fumble

Say, I and I know,
Yeah, I and I know 2x

Yes, I and I know
Track Name: The River
The River

I’ll say I’ve walked many roads
looking for some answers
and yes I will walk many more
I said I've walked many roads
looking for some answers
I have no idea what life has in store
for me, or for you
So when the I comes
perhaps we'll overstand
But the I walk is long
Jah never go away little children
you've got to be strong
Take Love and live by by the river
Take Life and live by the river
Give Love and bring it to the river
Let the waters wash them clean

Well the river's got to roll
Jordan Rivers got to roll
I'd love to live by the river
where there's food aplenty
Life there is cool and calm
air there is sweet and fragrant
water cool and clear
where Jah Jah is so near
Take Love and live by by the river
Take Life and live by the river
Give Love and bring it to the river
Let the waters wash them clean

Well the river got to roll
Jordan River got to roll
I love to live by the river
let the waters wash them clean

Listen to the bubble, the bubble of the water 2x
Track Name: What About Me
What about me?


You've poisoned my cool waters
you've cut down my green trees
and the food that you feed my children
is the source of their disease
My world is slowly falling down
and the air is not fit to breathe
and those of us who care enough
have to do something

oh what you going to do about me 2x

Your newspapers,
they just put you on
They'll never tell you the whole story
They just put your young ideas down
and I was wondering
if this was the end of their pride and glory

oh what you gonna do about me ×4

‘Cuz I’ve worked in your factories
and I’ve studied in your schools
We fill your penitentiary and your military too
We can feel the future trembling
as the word is passed around
If you stick up for what you believe
be prepared to be cut down

oh what you gonna do about me ×4

‘Cuz I feel like a stranger
in the land where I was born
I live just like an outlaw
always on the run
They got me
Always on the run ×4

All your soldiers smoke marijuana
can't put put them behind the bars
‘Cuz most of what you taught them to do
is against most of your laws
We are all fugitives from injustice
but we're going to be free
because your rules and regulations
don't do good things for we

Oh, what you gonna do about me ×4


‘Cuz you may be stronger now
but my time will come around
You keep adding to my numbers
as you shoot my people down
We can feel the future trembling
as the word has passed around
We will stick up for what we know
We're prepared to be cut down

oh what you gonna do about me x4

‘Cuz I live like a stranger
in the land where I was born
I live just like an outlaw
always on the run
They got me
always on the run x4

Always ×4

Don't ask me why
no don't ask me why
Don't ask me why
cuz I would like to know
Track Name: Nice Up
Nice Up

Listen evil man, are you listening to this?
I can't live in this world you invent
with the lies that you speak
the people that you cheat
Wind up alone in Babylon begging pardon
and I will tell you straight
you can't come in my garden
so nice up
I said nice up

And listen up evil man, are you listening to me?
Can't take the youth spirit for your own glory
yeah, keep up trying I promise you'll be sorry
‘Cuz them souls gonna march to Zion
and Babylon will pay for killing and lying
s nice up x4

Nice up the land for the sisters and brothers
Cice up the land for the fathers and mothers
The little children you see on the street
Grow food for their bellies
put shoes on their feet
and nice up ×4

I want you to remember giant that you are
it's in memory of David that I wear this star
With help from Jah, and this song I sing
you will fall like Goliath, with a stone from my sling
so I say to you again man, be responsible
and nice up×4

‘Cuz I don't want to see you be left waiting
and I can't bear to watch my brethren die
I can't abide no killing nor hating
Don't you know war make people die
Don't you know war make people cry
Don't you know what make mama cry, Lord have mercy

So come up now for the fires raging
listen to this proposal I'm staging
Put aside all the war that you're waging
And let the people live
in peace, and love, and unity
Right now
Track Name: Big Yard
Big Yard

Big yard, this a one big yard×4
Remember now children this is one big yard
whether you stay at home or travel abroad
walking on foot or driving your car
Some a stay here, while others go far
remember now children this is one big yard
Chorus
So look there now people how the street is so big
I man never left it yet
The culture of the traveler is hard at its best
around every corner your life they could threat
Street culture so big I man nah leave it yet
Chorus
Remember now children while we're tending the garden
watering, feeding so their hearts don't harden
I don't mean to preach
nor am I begging your pardon
Selassie the king of me yard
Chorus
It's a one big yard
for everyone to be in
Shaking what you’re given
loving what your living
It’s such a big yard for everyone to see
that there's room to grow
and live positively
Now take a look around
and you will find
that is one big yard
is one of a kind
Sound Reasoning is here
to help you unwind
let their Jazzy reggae music
take a hold of your mind
and shake it around
like a boat on a wave
cuz it's one big yard
you know we've got to say
I see people dancing over there
who will agree
that this conscious raising music is so irie
so take responsibility and do your part
to spread some kind vibration
into every single heart
and now you know
Yes it's plain to see
that this big, big yard
is made for everybody
See Jah call his children
from the ends of the Earth
If today you hear his voice
harden not your heart
in this here big yard, big yard
it's a big yard, big yard 3x
Chorus
Track Name: Take A Giant Step
Take A Giant Step

So you played at love and lost
Your poor heart turned to frost
Honey I will melt your heart again
Remembering when you was a child
woke up in the morning smiled
It's time you felt like that again
Ain't no percentage in living in the past
It’s time you learn to live again at last
Come with me leave your yesterday behind
and take a giant step outside your mind

So you say there's no relief
You're stuck in your grief
Honey I swear I'll prove you wrong
Don't sit there in your lonely room
staring out at the gloom
That's not where you belong
Come with me I'll take you where the Taste of life is green
And everyday holds wonders to be seen
Come with me, leave your yesterday behind
and take a giant step outside your mind

So you played at love and lost
Your poor heart turned to frost
Honey I will melt your heart again
Don't sit there in your lonely room
staring out at the gloom
Honey that's not where you belong
Come with me I'll take you where the taste of life is green
and every day holds wonders to be seen
Come with me leave your yesterday behind
And take a giant step outside your mind

Take a step take a giant step
Take a step take a giant step
Take a giant step outside your mind x2
Track Name: Ganja
Ganja

Ganja is the sweet herb
set upon creation
to set the captives free
and give man eyes to see
So let's, smoke a spliff now
as we praise the most high
and everyone can see
that I have gone Jah.

Ganja, Irie meditation
Ganja, the light of creation
Jah, the Conquering Lion
the king of kings
Jah, Irie mediation
Ganja, the light of creation
Jah, the Conquering Lion
the king of kings.


Dank shipments them ’a intoxify
support your local herbs man
Yes patronize industry in which earth come first
So sensi cola quench your thirst
Place your orders overstock’s in store
for it’s importance will never go ignored
Good as any big business of honest trade
the ganja barter I say
It is a Blessed Sacrament
so I'm gonna lick a little taste of it
The mighty tree of cannabis
strong draw
you just can't miss
Sun, soil and seed
Roots man
light up your weed
Sativas in the morning
Indicas before I sleep
Good kief

Chorus

Lambsbread
I said I love the Purple Kush
God's gift, another spliff
I wanna a bush
Chem Dog, Super Skunk and Sour D
Freedom Fighter them a making sense to me
Charlotte's Web, Dream Queen and Harlequin
We burn it down
I said l pass it to a friend
Strawberry Cough, Gorilla Glue and SFV
Girl Scout Cookies and the Fire OG


Chorus
Track Name: Eyes to See
Eyes To See
Written by Solomon NewTree, (NewTree Publishing, ASCAP)

If you've got eyes to see
open them and see
how we suffer
yes we suffer
And if you've got ears to hear
open them and hear
How the children wail
I mean they cry themselves to sleep
For Redemption waits
in the hearts of man
open your mind
that you might over stand
that one is waiting
with open hands
and love will lead us, yes,
to the promised land


oh Lord, Jah Rastafari
King of Kings
Lord of Lords
Jah, Rastafari
Emperor Selassie I
Jah, Rastafari
King of Kings
Lord of Lords
Jah, Rastafari


Babylon a crumble
like the walls of Jericho
the wicked a bumble
They surely have to go
Said babylon a crumble
like the walls of Jericho
the wicked a fumble
They surely have to go
cuz we're clearing the way
for the King of Kings
and our hearts
salvation rings
yes we're clearing the way
For the king of kings
and in our hearts
salvation rings

chorus

so if you've got eyes to see
open them and see
how we suffer
yeah, we suffer
If you've got ears to hear
open them and hear
how the children wail
I mean they cry themselves to sleep
Track Name: Longer Days
Longer Days

We need longer days
longer days for the good vibes
Give Jah thanks and praise
every day for your good life

Ya see, I wake up in the morning
got to do good works
and if the children run come ask I
what shall we do first
I say we’ll give Jah thanks and praises for another day
and if you live clean in Jah sight I know you'll never go astray

Chorus

Cuz now it's early evening
here beneath my tree
and if you want to come drink cool water
run come drink with me
and we'll give Jah thanks and praises for another meal
and if you live life like you should
you'll know exactly how I feel

Chorus

Cuz now the Moon is shining
shining down on me
as I sit here in my yard
relaxing with my family
and we're giving Jah thanks and praises for another day
and if you takes me in my sleep
you’ll know that I'll be on my way

To those longer days
longer days for the good vibes
Give Jah thanks and praise
every day for your good life

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