Bad Thing (feat. Komla MC)

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lyrics

[Komla MC]

Verse 1

That thing you do
That you know you shouldn’t do
It often takes ahold of you
Completely takes over and controls you

You have to give in
Impossible to fight that feeling
When it calls you have to respond
The inner craving too which you belong

That thing of which you are so fond
But you know too much of it will kill you
Deep down you know it’s bad for you
It will eventually do more harm than good

You don’t care you do it anyway
It’s not about the future, live for today
Go on ahead and just do it anyway
Because that’s how you get through the day

Without it life would just be grey
Have a bit more of that medicine, yay
Earth, wind, fire water get higher
Electric wire can’t touch kaya fire

Bad thing that thing
It helps to just get on with it
To you there’s really nothing wrong with it
You've barely finished this one, you already want another

You know it’s bad for you mate
It’s an inside job, innate
No one can change it, nah nah
Like a primate’s love for bananas

[Dasiy Martey – backing vocals throughout]

I’m gonna rock this baby to sleep…
Someday he will remember me…

[B.B. and Group, Jimpson and Group]

Old Alabama joins the state of Florida…

[Margaret Walker's poetry narrated by unknown speaker]

Let a bloody peace be written in the sky…

[Lorraine Hansberry]

I have a suspicion of the universal humanity of all people and I think it is possible to reach it…

[Komla MC]

Verse 2

Start with small measures of
Your choice of social lubricants
Ice breaker turns couch lock
It was only supposed to take the edge off

To let the stress and the pressure halt
You don’t do moderation, fact
Those lightweights don’t understand
What it take to fell a fella your size

Teetering on the edge
Like a teetotaller drinking tea
Or Tito in a group of 5, see
Another embarrassing episode

This keeps on happening
Sorry, sorry, sorry for your behaviour
You genuinely don’t remember? Pour you
You continue when you’re well past that stage

And then you play the blame game
It’s done enough harm and caused enough hurt
To your family and loved ones
Do you need more warning signs?

These sorrows can’t swim
There’s no point trying to drown them
Put the bottle down then
Kick the habit before you kick the bucket

The chips are down
Reclaim this body from the ravages
It’s taking over your life man
Better do something about it

[B.B. and Group, Jimpson and Group]

Old Alabama joins the state of Florida…

[Dasiy Martey – outro]

Go to sleep, go to sleep, go to sleepy little baby

credits

from We're the Ones, released April 13, 2019
Written by Seth Mowshowitz and Robert Amedzro
All music arranged, performed, engineered, produced, mixed & mastered by Fold along with the following contributors:

Lead Vocals – Komla MC
Backing Vocals – Daisy Martey, B.B. and Group, Jimpson and Group
Horn Arrangements – Emma Johnson
Saxophones – Emma Johnson
Trumpet & Flugelhorn – Neil Morley
Trombone – Ron Christlow
Violins – Kieran O’Malley

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