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Dialogue

by Aaron Abernathy

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why2? Just finished listening to your new project. It’s dope & on time with everything that’s going on in the world today. Keep putting out quality music!
rebecca riley
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rebecca riley every time I listen to this album I love it even more. my god -- the bass, the falsetto, the politics, the hooks -- this album has it all cover to cover. just ordered it on vinyl and can't wait to listen in analogue. anthem for a new generation of freedom fighters overflowing with self love. Favorite track: Generation.
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Derrick Ah Sam It's deeply personal, vulnerable and emotionally honest songwriting over lovely layered & produced soul sounds....this is soul/R&B for grown ups....SO good! Favorite track: Am I Good Enough To Love?.
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A.C. Sonically it makes the cut, “A tour de force, where Aaron creates a cool musical landscape.” "An environment where the bass and drum meet so effortlessly!” Tracks like “Daily Prayer” and “Children of The City” segue so beautifully! Lyrically, it speaks 2 the state of the world 2-day... Favorite track: Forecast.
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1.
Daily Prayer 03:01
Verse 1 I have the courage and the aptitude To raise the standard and to set the mood The times we’re living in are critical Nobody’s safe the war is spiritual I pray I make it to the afterlife But while I’m here I’m going to shine His light Going to encourage all that came to fight We need His strength to help us do what’s right Say what’s your purpose? What’s your meaning here? I came to serve let’s make that loud and clear And I don’t care the color, race, or creed I came to serve all of humanity Don’t judge the spec that’s in your neighbor’s eye When yours is filled with wood that’s made you blind Just seek the kingdom and you’ll see the light We need His strength to help us do what’s right Do what’s right and I need ya Hook I need you in the early Morning I need you off the late night Verse 2 You see Ezekiel he saw the wheel And Hezekiah asked for 15 years And you brought Daniel out the Lions Den Elijah felt your presence in the wind David was a man after God’s own heart And you showed Noah how to build the ark Sara was barren in a foreign land But had a son by father Abraham You were with Joshua in Jericho You answered Samson so his hair could grow You were with Ester and with Mordecai And you placed Haman on a pole to die Jesus He died for all humanity And rose on Sunday now He lives in me You were with Peter, Paul, and Timothy So Lord I’m asking will you walk with me Walk with me cause I need ya Hook I need you in the early Morning I need you off the late night I need you in the early Morning I need you off the late night I need you in the early Morning I need you off the late night
2.
Verse 1 With their foggy intuition They’re forced to make big decisions That lead to massive collisions All because they’re not condition On how to play this game And for years it’s remain the same Yeah yeah yeah yeah You know that it’s a shame That they treat Black human beings this way So I fall on my knees and pray Hook Cause I know Lost souls trying to find their way Before the Lord brings the judgment day And these political crooks and Pharisees With dirty looks are slain And I hope we’re all trying to find a way To shuffle all the cards we’ve been dealt to play I hope the Lord hears my prayer today And remembers the children of the city Verse 2 Lord don’t let me backslide On the east side of Cleveland we ride To thugs & Harmony Me and Scott Mescudi, used to listen to tribe Pushing my Daddy’s ride Son of Larry’s alive And he’s breathing Yeah I’m still here I’m still Cleveland A messenger for my people You know the people The victims of systemic evil And it’s been going on for centuries That white supremacy That no equality That store clerk in the store that follows me Along with police brutality And we’re fed up And all lives matter is a setup Just like our schools with dated books Produce crooks that played hooky And now they’re out to get your daughter’s goodies We all know the system failed them Wouldn’t excel them They’d rather break them down and jail cell them Hook Cause I know Lost souls trying to find their way Before the Lord brings the judgment day And these political crooks and Pharisees With dirty looks are slain And I hope we’re all trying to find a way To shuffle all the cards we’ve been dealt to play I hope the Lord hears my prayer today And remembers the children of the city Ending Refrain Black king you better wear your crown Black queen please know I worship the ground That you walk on Don’t let the man bring you down Black People said we gotta be proud Lord have mercy To be young, gifted, and Black They can’t stop that, Lord knows With God on our side They can’t stop us Yeah Hook Cause I know Lost souls trying to find their way Before the Lord brings the judgment day And these political crooks and Pharisees With dirty looks are slain And I hope we’re all trying to find a way To shuffle all the cards we’ve been dealt to play I hope the Lord hears my prayer today And remembers the children of the city
3.
Restrictions 06:23
Verse 1 Outside…I must go Where I’m greeted by the pusherman Rain, sun, sleet, or snow Lord have mercy Outside…I pass corners filled with love and hate Mama wish me well And pray for my fate From the fast woman, crime, and cars That patrol my boulevard And I’m astounding that I grew up around this And somehow I survived it The hustlers and ganstas know them well They’ve tried to recruit me since I was twelve And I have fought it I have fought it You know nothing bout these projects And the people who come up out of it Hook It’s your restrictions That creates this jurisdiction If you’re not willing to fix them Don’t go judging our conditions There’s no economic balance Disadvantage is our challenge Don’t you turn your back What you look down on you created that Didn’t ask for this environment Verse 2 Inside…I must go Didn’t know I was a child adult ‘Til I left my household Mama worked and I had job since I was ten Cutting grass to make some dividends Bagging groceries to help pay the rent The hustlers’ game was tempting me But poppa he died out in the streets Lord knows I miss him He’s a victim of the system A real job he couldn’t get them He was arrested at 17 Once you’re in the system you can’t get clean It’s hard to manage When you’re caught inside this gambit Knowing there’s no second chances No Hook It’s your restrictions That creates this jurisdiction If you’re not willing to fix them Don’t go judging our conditions There’s no economic balance Disadvantage is our challenge Don’t you turn your back What you look down on you created that Didn’t ask for this environment No No Lord have mercy Lord have mercy on us my God Lord have mercy How am I suppose to survive on eleven dollars an hour Yeah Mmm mmm mmm
4.
Generation 03:52
Verse 1 And to the republic For which it stands One nation divided by one man Fight for your freedom For your liberty And yes we the people Need Unity LGBT Community Black, White, Latino, Asian Native Americans Let’s come together and save the nation Hook My generation Grandchildren of segregation We don’t want separation No more My generation Grandchildren of segregation We don’t want separation No more Verse 2 O’er the land of the free Home of the brave Yet so many people Live in fear today Threatened by governments That discriminate If one group’s in bondage Then we’re all enslaved LGBT Community Black, White, Latino, Asian Native Americans Please recognize what we’re facing Hook My generation Grandchildren of segregation We don’t want separation No more My generation Grandchildren of segregation We don’t want separation No more Verse 3 We hold these truths to be self-evident That all are equal in this great land That’s granted to the immigrant The woman, poor, and rich, and all religions Our women deserve equal pay Lesbians and gays deserve their rights too Let’s love our neighbors as ourselves And not deprive a race of what we want too Hook My generation Grandchildren of segregation We don’t want separation No more My generation Grandchildren of segregation We don’t want separation No more
5.
Verse 1 I bend over backwards to care for you I’ve done everything that you’ve asked me to do I’m full of compassion and empathy I don’t have perfection It’s not in me And I don’t make money the way you do I’m ashamed I can’t provide that way for you I’m working three jobs trying to contribute But question if you value what I do Refrain Yes I’m insecure And yes I am unsure If who I am is enough for you I work hard everyday And I give you my everything But I will walk away Hook If I’m not good enough If I’m not good enough to love So please tell me Am I good enough Lord Am I good enough to love Lord have mercy Come on child a come on (Piano Solo) Verse 2 My ears are to listen to what you need Cause I vow to give you the best of me My soul sees eternally who you are Your actions and goodness will take you far My words are to comfort your doubts and fears My hands are to wipe away all your tears My heart it is open to give my love My mind wonders if I am what you want Refrain Yes I am afraid Of how I am portrayed This world hasn’t been to kind to me And the value of my heart Isn’t a salary at all So I’m willing to walk Hook If I’m not good enough If I’m not good enough to love So please tell me Am I good enough Oh good enough to love Hey baby tell me Am I good enough Am I good enough to love So please tell me Am I good enough Oh am good enough to love Hey good God come on Yeah…Am I good enough Oh baby Good Enough Yeah….break it down on the one CHIOR: Good enough to love you til your life is over Am I Good Enough Good Enough to Love Repeat 4x Look here I put everything On a wedding ring Give you love, Joy, Peace, amongst other things I’ll be kind to you I’ll be faithful I’ll be gentle with you baby and use self-control Am I good enough Am I good Am I good enough baby Play on Am I good enough baby Woo Am I good I can’t sing no more No More
6.
Verse 1 Born sinners But all who are made Holy Are transformed by the grace of God We’ve all been anointed Lord have mercy You shall be holy cause the Lord our God is holy Goodness lives inside of you We all have a calling Oh this world Of tortured souls and injured hearts Trying their best to play their part need to know God loves you And He will make you holy Bring your holiness into this world To feed the souls of people starving Lord Jesus Love your neighbor as yourself Love God He’s holy And let us not forget The less fortunate
7.
Now A Days 04:17
Verse 1 Now a days There is no guarantee I’ll make it home Cause The value of my life is slim to none The color of my skin It scares the men Who wear a badge And they’ll gun me down If they feel I’m a threat Now a days The content of my character can’t speak Before they spill my blood out in the streets And as it flows they make me into What they’re taught to think That I’m a thug and drug dealing machine Verse 2 Now a days When we protest the injustice we live Somehow we get the blame for what they did They gentrify our hoods And make them good then kick us out And wonder why we kick and scream and shout Why so entitled Does your privilege bring you any shame We work twice as hard and more to have a say And surely as the sun shines down On beautiful black skin No we will not back down and we will win Vamp And I believe that only we can save us So I’m counting on you To love yourself, your children, and your neighbor And know that God will always bring us through They want to reduce us to a Black man and woman But they gotta understand we’re human And this world is ours just like it’s yours And we won’t be ignore
8.
Forecast 04:23
Verse 1 There’s a war inside my mind That I battle and I lose from time to time Weary from fighting insecurities and thoughts I’m losing the war And it affects my daily walk They say the truth will Set you free But it’s so painful that in bondage You’ll find me I’ve climbed that wall before And couldn’t keep my grasp And until I climb that wall Then pain is my forecast Hook Just know that you can’t change your past But you got it Cause there’s hope for you in your forecast You got it Yes, you got it Yes, You Got it Verse 2 There are lessons Lined in pain You must endure and lead on God With hopes to gain And understanding of the trials that you go through And pray that you see the trial is Bigger than just you Cause we’ve all been there In the rain When there’s no option but to Call on Jesus’ name He came to help us walk along A Righteous path And if we believe than sunshine Is in our forecast Hook Just know that you can’t change your past But you got it Cause there’s hope for you in your forecast You got it Yes, you got it Yes, You Got it
9.
Verse 1 Time after time Gotta cast these demons out my mind Telling me that I can’t be What the Lord has called of me Place after place Gotta move these devils out my face Placing doubt inside of me Tearing down what I believe Hook But sometimes it’s just the villain in me That slows the process down Of getting my feet on solid ground And now I finally see In order to be a better me I have to destroy what’s happening Inside my mind Sub Hook Self-doubt is something that I’m not proud about But I suffer from it Lord I need your help Don’t you hear me calling out Lord I saw your vision But help me see the light My faith dwindles with time Please give me a sign Let me know I’ll be alright Verse 2 Day after day I dispute if I have what it takes Am I good enough to be What the Lord has called of me Year after year I try to get over what I fear I don’t want to stay the same Lord won’t you help me break these chains Hook But sometimes it’s just the villain in me That slows the process down Of getting my feet on solid ground And now I finally see In order to be a better me I have to destroy what’s happening Inside my mind Sub Hook Self-doubt is something that I’m not proud about But I suffer from it Lord I need your help Don’t you hear me calling out Lord I saw your vision But help me see the light My faith dwindles with time Please give me a sign Let me know I’ll be alright

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released October 16, 2017

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Aaron Abernathy Washington D.C., D.C.

Aaron Abernathy, professionally known as Ab, is a multi-talented musician -- singer, songwriter, producer, and entertainer. With outstanding talents as both a keyboard player and a vocalist, he has acted as musical director for global touring acts Black Milk and Slum Village and collaborated with Grammy-nominated artists including Jack White, The Foreign Exchange, and Eric Roberson. ... more

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