Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sunday Soul - Everybody Stand Up

Mahatma Gandhi would have a lot to say
about the greed that's running rampant in our institutions today

and Dr. King would be rolling in his grave
if he could hear about the haters trying to ruin the progress he made

but we can't just sit back and complain
we got to fight for what we know is right
make a difference in our time

be, be the change that you want
want to see in the world

everybody stand up

This song, the second on Yvette Rovira's self titled, release just feels powerfully good. Not preaching, but a positive guide. It comes from an album of some soft soul that hints at some gospel here (Gimme Just A Little Bit of Time), a little bit of hip hop (City of Lights), and a little bit of nostalgia (a cover of Aretha Franklin's Don't Let Me Lose This Dream). As a bonus, I've included a remix of another song from the album by my man DJ Spinna, who just put together a comp titled Strange Games & Funky Things Volume 5 for BBE Records that I've been bumping in the car and will try to share with you soon. And when I say soon, I don't mean two weeks like it's been since my last post in these parts!

Visit her website and become her friend on MySpace.

No comments: