Get Up & Get Going

by Sebastian Sturm & Exile Airline

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Get going 04:13
I do know what you're talking about, The times you don't see no way out I should know what it's feeling like man In your self esteem sticks are spike, man. And we're not the first ones to learn That good feeling you've got to earn. It's not enough to sit and pray for salvation Good hopes will never cause a revolution You're not handsome when you loose You don't look smart being used You don't make friends when you frown You're not impressive when you're down (2x) Come on, my brother and look out of your window And in minutes you will know The world keeps rearranging And even people, they keep on, They keep on changing They are moving around, like ants - little ants. And they seem to have their fate in their hands. But as soon, as they stand still They will start feeling ill You're not handsome when you loose You don't look smart being used You don't make friends when you frown You're not impressive when you're down (2x) So get up, and get going, Come on get up and get going Get up, and get going Cause you and I are knowing That is all we've got to do To get where we want to Something they call (4x) Happiness (2x)
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What are you doing with all your skills and energy? Do you adopt them wise and good? Does it make sense what you're working for day by day? Is it more you get back, or is it more you pay? How do you invest your power and activity? Do you adopt them wise and good? Are you satisfied with the role you play everyday? Or are you just a puppet in this sick society? It's time to wake up and take Responsibility! It's time to wake up and take Responsibility! For all your doings and for what you say! The more you give is the more you get! (...) It's such an easy rule Don't waste your time on senseless crap! (...) Don't waste your time! What are you doing with all your skills and energy? Do you adopt them wise and good? Does it make sense what you're working for day by day? Is it more you get back, or is it more you pay? How do you invest your power and activity? Do you adopt them wise and good? Are you satisfied with the role you play everyday? Or are you just a puppet in this sick society? It's time to wake up and take Responsibility! It's time to wake up and take Responsibility! For all your doings and for what you say! The more you give is the more you get! (...) It's such an easy rule Don't waste your time on senseless crap! (...) Don't waste your time! Forget about your weakness and fears Guidance and protection when you climb up the stairs Life is a gift but beware of desregaring your passion and skills Don't waste your time on senseless crap! (...) You really got no time for that! C'mon! Your really got no time for that! Forget about your weakness and fears Guidance and protection when you climb up the stairs Life is a gift but beware of disregarding your passion and skills Try as hard as you can! You gotta try as hard as you can! (...) C'mon and don't waste your time!
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The peasant in the field Gets up early to bring in the harvest Packs the wheat on a truck While he sees his neighbours are starving He suffers from the sight of their mourning but he's a slave of the national bank His debts keep him from hesitating He sold his will to think Let's burn the money Burn it Before someone else burns it for us Let's stop the running Stop the running Let's let the steel towers rust Let's burn the money Burn it Before someone else burns it for us Let's stop the running Stop the running Let's let the steel towers rust The mechanic in Mexico City The clerk in London Town The nurse in Rajasthan So many souls are just let down They all fall out of the system they live for When the money stops to flow They used to have a good life in those days But those days are long ago Let's burn the money Burn it Before someone elsee burns it for us Let's stop the running Stop the running Let's let the steel towers rust Let's burn the money Burn it Before someone else burns it for us Let's stop the running Stop the running Let's let the steel towers rust
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Movin' away 03:07
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Faith 04:26
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Upside down 03:41
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about

In 2006, Sebastian Sturm’s debut album “This Change is nice“ takes both critics and lovers of classic roots rock reggae by surprise. The 70s off-beat interpretation by the native of Aachen, Germany, with German-Indonesian roots is met with acclaim and instantly propels him onto the European scene.

In contrast to the relaxed tempo of his roots sound and the dancehall scene, Sebastian quickly becomes a shooting star in the world of Caribbean sounds. Driven by the decades-long experience of the Jin-Jin band, Sebastian’s concerts form an integral part of festival stages in Bersenbrück (Reggaejam), Cologne (Summerjam), Paris (Zenith), Bordeaux (Reggae Sun Ska) all the way to Udine (Rototom) in Italy.

Such cold starts usually fail to live up to the expectations of the follow-up album, but Sebastian refutes this preconception in 2008 with his second LP, “One Moment in Peace”. Europe’s biggest Reggae magazine, “Riddim”, praises Sebastian as “…an advanced artist, who seems to be the coming star of Roots Reggae”. In parallel to their own tour, Sebastian Sturm & Jin Jin play to sold-out 3,000 – 5,000 seaters in France as support for Groundation & Gentleman. Besides his onstage success, Sebastian and his cohorts gain an excellent reputation backstage on their unplugged sessions. The eventful year culminates in an appearance at the “Reggae Sun Ska Festival” in Southern France, where Sebastian performs alongside Jahcoustix and one of his personal 70s heroes: “Kiddus I” – an exclusive encounter, which will later lead to a lasting friendship, further surprise concerts, and a collaboration for the third album.

The work on album no. 3 proves to be more difficult than for its predecessors. As a result, a new constellation by the name of “Exile Airline” is forged around Sebastian, which distinctly shapes the sound of the album. Philip Breidenbach debuts as producer and a deliberately chosen, classic band line-up sparks a new fire. Unfolding in a handful studio sessions in the winter of 2010, “Get Up & Get Going” is an album that remains faithful to the “Sturm sound” while incorporating new influences and musical elements. The mixture has also convinced the most successful Reggae label in Germany, Rootdown Records, who will release “Get Up & Get Going” in the autumn of 2011. For Sebastian Sturm & Exile Airline this means nothing else but: Get Up & Get Going.

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released October 14, 2011

Vocals: Sebastian Sturm
Git. / Produktion: Philip Breidenbach
Keys: Joonas Lorenz
Perc. / Git. / Vocals: Moses C
Bass: Christian Golz
Drums: Samuel Reissen

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