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Lights On

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[Chorus]
So you gotta turn the lights on, Leave the light on for the life that he lived
So you gotta turn the lights on, leave the light on for the life that she lived
So you gotta turn the lights on, leave the lights on for the life that they lived
So you gotta turn the lights on, let it shine one in the life that you live
So you gotta turn the lights on, Leave the light on for the life that he lived
So you gotta turn the lights on, leave the light on for the life that she lived
So you gotta turn the lights on, leave the lights on for the life that they lived
So you gotta turn the lights on, let it shine one in the life that you live


[Verse 1] – God Knows
I landed in Ireland in 2001
About the same time that Dre dropped 2001
Thirteen years later the Album's done
Rusangano presents Non-national With an Attitude Volume One
I'm disrespectful I spit on beats
I got my voice back I'm D.O.C
I'm G.O.D.K.N.O.W.S but my peers look at me like I'm their O.G
I stick to myself no PVC
Used to play my riddims on PS2 before we got played on BBC
Where would I be without JME?
Without knowing he helped me see that I couldn't be anything else but me
Half Yoruba, half Igbo
Lyrics like that freed my soul
Thought I had to be American, thought I had to be English, everything else but Irish,
Before it's the black boy from Caimans school surrounded by white like my Iris
I just wanted to be Harlem, I just wanted to be London
I just wanted to be Trench Town, now it's time to be Shannon
Now it's time to be Limerick, get used to my surroundings
Where would Limerick be without GAMAK?

[Chorus]
So you gotta turn the lights on, Leave the light on for the life that he lived
So you gotta turn the lights on, leave the light on for the life that she lived
So you gotta turn the lights on, leave the lights on for the life that they lived
So you gotta turn the lights on, let it shine one in the life that you live
So you gotta turn the lights on, Leave the light on for the life that he lived
So you gotta turn the lights on, leave the light on for the life that she lived
So you gotta turn the lights on, leave the lights on for the life that they lived
So you gotta turn the lights on, let it shine one in the life that you live

Shine on!

[Verse 2] – MuRli
A graceful loser at making up my mind
I'm certain my dome would have been empty without the generous ones
That had preceded my time left me a treasure to find
I put the smile on your pretty faces but the pleasure is mine
For what's MuRli if Ren and DMC never rhymed?
Or even Wiley across the pond the godfather of grime 
My grandfathers have died before I discovered their arts
Broken my hearts, and school couldn't keep me in line
But I finished it so my people have a reason to brag
For we've been hated and loved before the Game had a ....
Coz my mother had a dream I'm still trying to make real
So the passion you feel whenever I'm gracing a stage or a field
Is an extension of everything Koffi made me feel 
A Magic System, got me travelling time to Prince Nico
Prompted my best impression at 7 like Luis Figo
Since then my poise remains undefeated like Steven Seagal
Turn the lights on


END

credits

from Let The Dead Bury The Dead, released April 8, 2016
Lyrics/vocals by MuRli, God Knows
Produced, recorded and mixed by mynameisjOhn
Mastered by Ashmus Mastering.

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Rusangano Family Limerick, Ireland

Rusangano Family is a musical trio based in Limerick city in Ireland, producing social-engaged music that mixes a global variety of cultures and traditions.
Think globally, act locally.
Formed in early 2015, the group (MCs MuRli and God Knows, and producer/DJ mynameisjOhn) has been collaborating for a number of years on individual projects, including ‘Surface Tension’ and ‘Rusangano/Family’
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