The Orange Album

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This is the first full length studio album from The New Groovement. Recorded in 3 sessions over the past 2 years, this album features all 11 members in a funky dance party from start to finish.

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released October 2, 2015

Recorded, Mixed, Mastered, and Produced by Joby Baker at Baker Studios, Victoria, BC, Canada.
Album Art by Greg Szabo: idesignstuff.ca

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The New Groovement

The New Groovement is funk band that seemlessly blends R&B, soul, and hip hop to create a funk-i-fied feast for the ears. If Jamiroquai had the soul of Aretha Franklin or The Roots had the energy of Sharon Jones, then you'd have The New Groovement. Local TV and radio have dubbed the sound as "the epitome of live music," and "a super-band." ... more

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Track Name: Lay Low
You’ve been workin' so hard that you might just lay low.
And I've been workin' so hard that I might just lay low.

But I know that its quarter to ten,
and you might just meet the sandman,
Who comes out every night,
and he has something you like.
When you wound up, your weakness is a prison,
and I don’t expect no different.

And then you say,
that you might be home early,
and I can’t say no to ya.

I've been workin' so hard that I might just lay low.
You’ve been workin' so hard that you might just lay low.

But I know you're out there doing your thing,
so I’ll have another drink.
Lets see how bright it makes me,
maybe it will help convince me.
When I'm wound up my weakness is a prison,
and I don’t expect no different.

And then you say,
that you might be home early,
and I can’t say no to ya anyway.

Other than with loving yo' I can't say no,
No matter what I do no matter where I go,
No matter the offer, always lose control,
Tell the doc shut up, I'm boozing some mo'
I wanna leave early but I'm working at these shows love,
You know you my girl, not even flirting but hold up,
Even though I'm decent and always leaving alone,
When it comes to getting drunk I gotta problem sayin' no,
Like WHOA! That's all she wrote,
K maybe stay for one more bottle shot or toke,
Maybe talk one more topic with the bros,
Next thing you know I'm passing out on the floor,
But yo, I'm always honest though,
Cause you my queen you my goddess so,
Don't hang up and turn off the phone,
Cause I been working hard but I'm always headed
Home!

And then you say,
that you might be home early,
and I can’t say no to ya anyway.
Track Name: Call Me by My Name
Listen to the story,
I got to tell ya
I was with a man who thought he could
pride and show me

So I took a walk around town
I had to see what was going on down there
I don’t care where your from or who you think you are
You just gotta know that you can call me by my name

So don’t call me baby,
Don’t call me sugar
Don't you call me lover I just wanna get it
You can call me by my name

Call me by my name
Call me by my name
Call me by my name

These days it seems that
Don’t get your work for anything
Workin' so hard
Tryin' to get by for free

And it seems the best of me
is not where it ought to be, yeah
Sing me a lullaby, push me into something fine
On your way to the sea

So don’t call me baby,
Don’t call me sugar
Don’t you call me lover I just wanna get it
You can call me by my name

Call me by my name
Call me by my name
Call me by my name
Call me by my name
Call me by my name

Don’t call me baby,
Don’t call me sugar
Don’t you call me lover I just wanna get it
You can call me by my name

Don’t call me baby,
Don’t call me sugar
Don t you call me lover I just wanna get it
You can call me by my name
Track Name: Good Side
Honey I know,
I let you down,
But I got the baddest love this side of town.

Now if you want me,
Don't let it go,
I'm kickin' up my heels and you should know.

Yeah I been let down, left drowning from boozing,
Also let awesome women down I'm only human,
Also felt hobbled by problems with no solutions,
But I don't get down, I gotta continue grooving.

Keep on doing what I'm doing this music is like a movement,
Keep pursuing dreams I'm viewing assuming these scenes ensuing,
Keep producing even if losing cause all we really doing is choosing,
How we deal with feeling blue and me I be choosing screw it so,

Feel that good side,
Gotta get up, gotta get get it
In your soul now,
Ain't nothin' gonna hold ya' down.
Feel that good side,
Gotta get up, gotta get get it
In your soul now,
And when ya get it, gotta hold it down.

Now there's a chance,
Of takin' back my heart,
I will be better, that's for a start

Now don't be bad,
It's time to act,
And if you don't want me, I won't be comin' back

So when life's got you puzzled befuddled with double trouble,
Feeling like an ugly muggle that's just hungry for cuddles,
When you're feeling down abandoned drowning in puddles,
From tears you shed unmuzzled, fear not we solved the puzzle.

It's just a, simple plan nothing mystic man,
It's just that in time things be different then,
Never quit it stick with your vision and,
Stand strong even when shit hits the fan,
Keep it going keep on rolling never be folding your hand!

Ooh, it's all for better
Don't say it's over,
I've got this feelin'
That our love, ain't just a game.

Feel that good side,
In your soul now,
Feel that good side,
In your soul now,

Feel that good side yeah,
Gotta get up, gotta get get it
In your soul now,
Ain't nothin' gonna hold ya' down.
Feel that good side yeah,
Gotta get up, gotta get get it
In your soul now!
Track Name: Dance Heavy
Never as a kid did I think that as a man,
I would ever get to spit, get to sing with the band.
Livin' life like the plan was continually to jam,
Over rhythms and notes given by my friends and my fam.

So yeah, you could say that I am livin' the dream,
NEW GROOVEMENT that's the name of the team.
Gettin you movin' is the aim of the scheme,
But moving more than just your feet cuz it pains me to see a;

Scenic planet bein dismantled all so casually
And no ones doin shit cuz we ain't seeing these scenes graphically.
But kids in war, extinction and more we all know what's happening,
And gradually without us acting these acts cause catastrophe.

But back to me, Dan the emcee, I wield the mic so masterfully,
I got yo mind expanding while you dancing all entranced.
We be the V-I-C dream team and we blast the beat,
People get yo' ass on the floor and share this moment of passion with me!

Sometimes I dance so, heavy,
Dancin' Heavy and I'm ready to go.
I feel it in my body,
Risin' up so don't take it slow.
I really dance so heavy,
Lets go back into the lights.

So now you're movin'- and now you're groovin',
Cuz we just doin' what we doin'.
So now your Rollin', and now your golden,
Because flowin's all were knowing,

Well that last bit, it wasn't true,
Because we all got our different things that we do.
Me I love pool hoops and the odd fling or two,
And you know I seen my share back when I was slingin' brews.

But singing with the crews like top of the list,
Some would say it's why I exist.
That and yo' pick of an eighth or a fifth,
Mixed with fizz to drink or in a spliff to hit.

Add bass riffs ,snares, kicks
And horns so gully that Scully's convinced they don't exist.
Sheeeeit that's a pretty slick mix,
And that's before we got that singing that be sick.

Sometimes I dance so, heavy,
Dancin' Heavy and I'm ready to go.
I feel it in my body,
Risin' up so don't take it slow.
I really dance so heavy,
Lets go back into the lights.

So whether you're a measurer of rules and seniority,
Or a youthful treasurer of foolin' with authority.
Or just a member of the present majority,
Here to drink beer and might as well be ignoring me.

Dance! Put your feet on the floor,
Wear your heart on your sleeve and just bleed it some more.
My speech implores you to do what you wanna,
Get covered in sweat, like this was a sauna.

Go tell your Momma (K),
go tell your Papa (Sure),
The dream team will rock your chakras (Word).
Yes sir, or ma'am rather,
I dare you if you can, to name a band hotter.

Top of the list like Barack's alma mater,
And reason y'all exist after havin' sons or daughters.
So cocky you remember, yup, yes we gots ta',
Cause we takin' the scene like a test in drama.

Sometimes I dance so, heavy,
Dancin' Heavy and I'm ready to go.
I feel it in my body,
Risin' up so don't take it slow.
I really dance so heavy,

Sometimes I dance so, heavy,
Dancin' Heavy and I'm ready to go.
I feel it in my body
Risin' up so don't take it slow
I really dance so heavy

Lets go back
Track Name: AudioDrown
Sometimes you can't get outta' bed,
too stressed about the scenes you seen inside your head.
You thinkin' it's a dream but computer screen instead,
tells you more theft, and more rape, and more babies left dead.

F*** it shut the news off, wash the evening's booze off,
I don't know if this world is too hard, or I'm too soft.
But either way, I must survive today,
And hopefully many more that's in store on my way, before

They take me away, lay me below the dirt,
I got a find a reason for bein', beyond just workin',
To get money to play, 'cause at the end of the day,
It ain't what you do, what you say defines who,

You are as a person, so me I'm hard workin',
to make a difference, every instance, I infer you're hurtin',
but sometimes you can't be the change you wanna see,
and that's why I'm using this music to save me.

Cat's outta the bag, runnin' around,
Jingle-jangle bell makes no sound,
But I hear, you pretend to know,
But that's no good don't let it go,

Pour some sugar into these eyes,
And make me see brand new,
And I will whisper sweet and actin' like,
like an ordinary fool!

Build me a fire, tear it down,
You got the desire to break it down.
And I got all the time in the world,
to give you the sound,
Audiodrown, Audiodrown.

So drown in the audio, down, down your body goes,
While your soul rises up, cause we rockin' so
transcendently, we jam endlessly,
until you're submerged by the verse and beat.

What's dead never dies, it just reeks of reprise,
redemption for our sins, like look within these eyes,
We all tell lies like, "No Sorry I don't",
When you know damn well you got a nickel or smoke,

In the pocket of your coat, you ain't caring to share,
cause god damn it you're broke and life is rarely fair,
I ain't judgin' you, and f*** it I struggle too,
all I'm sayin' is sometimes we all must do,

Things that we shouldn't hut in bettin' you couldn't,
find a better exorcism than this excellent rhythm,
and melody that's enveloping,
my soul whole 'til there's no holes left in me.

There's every little piece of me,
lookin' out.
And I hope you feel it too

Cause I know they don't ???? it out,
and neither are you.
Cause I waitin' a long time for ya,
Yeah I was waitin' a long time for you!

Build me a fire, tear it down,
You got the desire to break it down.
And I got all the time in the world,
to give you the sound,
Audiodrown, Audiodrown.

--- Conga / Trombone Solo ---

Build me a fire, tear it down,
You got the desire to break it down.
And I got all the time in the world,
to give you the sound,
Audiodrown, Audiodrown.
Track Name: Mr. Smooth
Smooth talkin', he's got his shoes on tight.
Whose talkin' about what you're doing right?
Whose watchin' when you're dancin' tonight?
He wants to hold it down tonight!

(Lyrical right?)

Some say I'm smooth, I cant disagree.
Cartoon T, and a Hoody that's me.
Hard dudes tweak, thinkin' how could he be,
Such an ill emcee with his english degree?

Beats me, no it don't!
Cause I'll say what the Hip Hop world won't.
Any dude, gettin' rude, using words as art,
Sayin' I'm a tear your world apart, is a nerd at heart!

So yeah, I'm a nerd, I'm a dork.
But guaranteed I'll give your girl the stork!
That means I'll be talkin' her up, walk her up out the club
pop drugs, get to knockin' her up.

Not what? I'm not some creepy jerk,
Not some cocky punk all knee deep in skirts,
I just like to kick back and spit raps,
It's not that I'm smooth its just that I'm relaxed!

Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh, Mr. Smooth.
Oh, He's got it, He's Got it, He's Got it, He's Got it,
Mr. Smooth, yeah!

Every now and then I like to take a minute,
To reflect on my life and the greatness in it.
The people, the places, the faces in it,
and say "Thanks for what's right and the days I'm givin'!"

And the light from the night we evadin' prisons,
the basic thinkin', with the way I'm livin',
On a magical, mystical, metaphysical plateau,
but it really sounds better when I stop and rap slow.

So dudes, here's how it goes.
I'm so smooth cause I got cool flow,
Like fruit out a blender, do you remember,
any fool on a bender as cool as this ever?

Probably not, we unstoppably hot,
Constantly causing these bodies to drop,
What they are doin' and get to movin'
What's up y'all yo, we The New Groovement!

Smooth with the, things he shows!
You'll never know until he's takin' you, takin' you, takin' out the door!
Smooth all over, up and down!
(and left to right, and front to back, with the raps that tight)
The way that he moves, is gettin' you up up, and shakin' now, Oh!

Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh, Mr. Smooth.
Oh, He's got it, He's Got it, He's Got it, He's got it,
Mr. Smooth, yeah!

--- HORN BREAK ---

Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh, Mr. Smooth.
Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh, Mr. Smooth yeah!
Oh, He's got it, He's Got it, He's Got it, He's Got it,
Mr. Smooth!
He's got it, He's Got it, He's Got it, He's Got it,
Mr. Smooth, Yeah!
Track Name: Bad News
It's bad news, everywhere ya look,
Seems like everybody you elect, elects to be a crook.
Selectin' making some bucks over taking care of the stuff,
That they swear they gonna cherish 'fore they're sweared in as a judge,

Mayor or politician they all caught in a system
The time honoured tradition of the rich gettin' richer while pitching,
The rest of us this vision of God clean honest living,
At least until they audited or caught on camera bingin',

Man I'm through with bitchin', but what you can do but mention,
The fact that fat cats passin' laws that limit expression,
They try to control opinions and turn men into minions,
and don't even get me started on objectifying women.

Now not that I'm perfect but don't you think we deservin',
More out of our civil servants than me spittin' verses,
They payin' lip service to, living with purpose,
But if you only playing words you sayin' are worthless.

It's really not that bad,
Look on the bright side
In the light up there's a silver lining.
Oh it's so pretty, oh it's so pretty
when the lights shine on your back.

It's bad news, but with the silver lining,
That honestly this time they gone too far to keep compliance.
From all these bees that's dying, to keeping people applying,
For bail when they be non violent to sayin' not speak your mind, and
Share with your peers online, wake up, these are the times,
Get with it or admit it, you obsolete past your prime,
I'd say last of your kind, but that would be a lie,
Cause there always gonna be some leeches somewhere down the line.
But as for now I'm fine with failure of politicians,
To regulate resources, corporations forced submission,
To the point where how we're livin' directly affectin' children,
From crippling debt we give em, to crazy climate conditions.
It's bad news but the good news is that crises lead to change,
The catastrophe of apathy's the worst up in the game,
Cause when you don't feel the pain then ain't nothing gon' change,
But when shit done gets this frigged up then nothing stayin' the same,
so its,

It's really not that bad,
Look on the bright side
In the light up there's a silver lining.
Oh it's so pretty, oh it's so pretty
when the lights shine on your back.

Ooh it's not so bad,
It's not so bad,
It's not so bad.

Oh it's not so bad,
Look on the bright side
In the light up there's a silver lining.
Oh it's so pretty, oh it's so pretty
when the lights shine on your back.

Mmm it's not so bad,
It's not so bad,
It's not so bad.
Track Name: It's Alright
--- Horn Feature ---

Don't think twice, It's Alright,
and you know it feels just fine.
Don't think twice, It's Alright,
and you know!

--- Tenor Solo ---

Don't think twice, It's Alright,
and you know it feels just fine.
Don't think twice, It's Alright,
and you know, it feels just fine!

--- Guitar Break ---

Yeah, Yeah,
Don't think twice, just live your life,
Everybody out there yo It's Alright"
Don't think twice, just live your life,
Everybody out there yo It's Alright"

Don't think twice, just live your life,
Everybody out there yo It's Alright"
Don't think twice, just live your life,
Everybody out there yo It's Alright"

Don't think twice, just live your life,
Don't think twice, just live your life,
Don't think twice, just live your life!

Don't think twice, It's Alright,
and you know it feels just fine.
Don't think twice, It's Alright,
and you know, it feels just fine!

Don't think twice, It's Alright,
and you know it feels just fine.
Don't think twice, It's Alright,
and you know!

--- Horn Outro ---
Track Name: Captain of the Ride
My love, is heavy.
It's a load, I wanna carry.
I got me a man, who understands me,
and he takes the time,
to figure out whats' wrong and what's right.

Your love is the Captain of the Ride

Oh I've been feelin' so full of life,
So sweet, so nice.
And I know, he'll never let me down,
'Cause I got just right things I need,
to keep him around.

Oh, your love is the Captain of the Ride.

And I will never, never slide,
This is the greatest love of all time,
You've got us flying around the world,
and I don't need nothin' but to be your girl
Love is the Captain of the Ride,
Takin' us higher up in the sky,
Love is the Captain of the Ride,
Woah-oh-oh!

Your love is the Captain of the Ride!
Track Name: Sleep Talking
Anybody knows me, knows I talk a lot.
But I always thought I knew when to stop.
Now it seems that my dreams have got,
So freakin' vivid that my sleep is fraught,
with conversation, complications,
get me all steamed like condensation,
from conservation to constant hatred,
the world's got so many problems,
that I'm awful jaded.

Always faded, always buzzed,
but if you can't sleep there's always drugs.
Little Bo Peep can take her sheep and shove,
them off a cliff, I need a spliff and a jug.
That's what keep monsters stuck in the rug,
under the bed, and outta my head.
Dreamers don't die, we either reach the sky,
or live another day, and go on our way.

I stay out way too long,
I don't ever wanna go home,
but when I do the sleep is there,
and I can't start this over,

I'm talkin' in my sleep lately,
I'm talkin' to myself at night,
I've been talkin' in my dreams lately,
and it's never gonna stop, it's alright.

They say in one ear, then out the other.
Not my case, every phrase that I've uttered.
Jape I've muttered, thing that I said,
Were words I heard mixed together in my head.
Like, yeah I talk a lot, but I always listen,
even though I fear what I hear don't glisten,
As often as I'd like, the world's often a fright,
But I'd rather be bothered at night, than lost and outta sight!

Coughin' with a pipe, that I always gotta light,
Trying to find the divine, in what's defined as right,
Cause what's left behind, and often thought of as wrong,
Is the simple life it turns out we needed all along.
Be it weeded with a bong, like we was Cheech and Chong
Or sharing just air and ideas on a lawn,
Can we all get along is what my mind's sayin',
Flat on my back I stay awake layin'.

I'm feelin' way too crazy,
I cant get out of seein' hazy,
My vision's way too jaded,
and I can't start this over,

I'm talkin' in my sleep lately,
I'm talkin' to myself at night,
I've been talkin' in my dreams lately,
and it's never gonna stop, it's alright.

--- HORN BREAK ---

I'm talkin' in my sleep lately,
I'm talkin' to myself at night,
I've been talkin' in my dreams lately,
and it's never gonna stop, it's alright.

And it's never gonna stop,
It's never gonna stop,
It's never gonna stop,
But it's alright!

I've been talkin'
I've been talkin' in my sleep lately!