Walking Up EP

by Esoligh

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This EP was created after a good growth spurt. It represents a place I got to in my spiritual walk, somewhere I need to get back to following a Bipolar episode. My achievements in here when I talk about being free from meat were true at the time but now I have been eating meat again, though I do want to overcome this in future. I stand behind what is said on this EP just please forgive me for my shortcomings.

Rizvan Tu'itahi produced tracks 2-6.

Ryan Cooper guests as a voice actor on track 1.

Guest mc's Rizvan, Sleep of Oldominion and Semi-D do an amazing job on this.

The Recording, Mixing and Mastering engineering, along with album cover art was taken care of by the legendary Mikey Rockwell at Studio Rockwell.

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released September 7, 2015

D. Patterson, R. Tu'itahi, R.Cooper, C. Tafoya, M. Smith, J. Waterhouse

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I make music as a healing process for myself and to make a contribution to the world. I hope everyone listening takes something away with them from this. I'm making music with a purpose from the bedrooms to the boondocks. In the forest there are trees, and within the trees, the wairua dwells. As it is with this. Bless! ... more

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Track Name: The Scotsman feat Mukpuddy
Oh Esoligh, hehaha I’m here to show you how good I am in a fight
I’m keen for a brawl. Any man step to me kilt and I will lay ye bare hehahaha. And Esoligh this EP is a true Highland sound. A bagpipe from down on high. A lovely lilt by the old gum tree.
Or is that Scotland the Brave, or Australia, hehe, I’m not quite sure. But you know I do love a good wee tune, dancing reverie. Lovely sounds the neighbours make on their beds hehahahahaha. Or or or maybe not, but anyway, you are here to bring honesty and positive vibes to the world. So many people are doing the opposite, so why not jump on that there skateboard and rap back the upward trajectory.
I have a machine gun for a leg and you have your your raps and health focused mindset to help deliver your uplifting viewpoint. If people are Atheist, Sufis or Christians or whatever that’s just an idea me laddie and it comes down to the virtuous attributes that make them cool in the truest sense. To the degree that they judge or are arrogant, looking down on others, or belittling them for their own ego promotion they cause themselves problems.
To sum up, bring the heat on these fools burning out their impurities in your own inner process.
You’re here to grow and help others grow so stop taking unnecessary hits and get out your bagpipe type raps and apply those insights, and start to become a far more balanced human being. That of course is the power of haggis, ah I whoops I mean, the power of understanding and unconditional love ye. I wish ye the best on your journey of a thousand gillion miles. And don’t forget to come to the highland games next time you’re about. A lively step up the mountain path wee lad, hehahahahaha, yes, it’ll be fun.
Track Name: Laid Back feat Rizvan
Laid Back by Esoligh feat Rizvan
Chorus - Rizvan
Yeah, yeah to the breakabreakadawn it’s on (x2),
To the breakabreakadawn it’s on,
We just cruisin’, just cruisin’, what


Verse One - Esoligh
I stand to make next to nothing off this song,
Capitalists wondering what keeps me going on,
Martyn says hollow objects resound the loudest,
The worst gets heard in the commonest cloudiness

While I sit here watching Manny Slay Sunday,
Rapping on the couch where my flatmates be,
Money a worse master than the mind is,
The heart has us all alight with love all the time kid

Driving around my new truck was divine,
Rolling with my nephew to eat the fine food cha,
Burgermasters up in here roll by the Rhine true,
Urban blue a pacifying light enshrined attitude

Wack in people such a shameful sign too,
Like, the lines of people at Macca’s,
I sing these songs for the light to dive in and jack ya,
Driving to ZB some of the time I get at ya


Chorus - Rizvan
Yeah, yeah to the breakabreakadawn it’s on (x2),
To the breakabreakadawn it’s on,
We just groovin’, just groovin’, what


Verse Two – Rizvan
You can find me chillin’ on Taka Beach
Shades on, cooler at the back of me,
Char grill, sizzling a pack of meat,
Sunscreen on the shoulder

Ice in the bucket keep the orange soda, much colder
Press play on the tape cassette,
Mase or that Ace of bass, 90’s always gotta pay respect,
Splits in the waves, kids in the shade

Chicks in the rays, fixed for the day
I be coolin’, bro’s on the cellphone bring ’em out,
Lace the shelltoes, Strap the velcro get ‘em out
Hit the Mobil up at James work down at Pak n save

Fill up the chilly then I hit up the track n blaze
[?]… Down to Westlake, Left at Kentucky Fried,
Cousin’s better duck at dive case you get spotted,
And your pockets or your buck is dry

Day in the life, North City always get it right


Chorus - Rizvan
Yeah, yeah to the breakabreakadawn it’s on (x2),
To the breakabreakadawn it’s on,
We just cruisin’, just cruisin’, what


Verse Three - Esoligh
North City Rizzy busts the Tongan flavour,
His skillset as sharp as a classic light sabre,
Cutting down Sith with the skills of a major,
Bringing wackness to knees like a UFC cager

Chilling on days like this beat brings out,
This internal clout what I’m all about,
Leaving clouds of negativity badly thought out,
Lifting my state to a better weighted bout

Gotta love the animals and the people too,
Eating animals is a bad attitude,
Not judging you if you do but I don’t do,
It, anymore walk it past on through

Finding energy in a clean mouth pathway,
A sweeter more constantly supportive way,
People in a sunshiney good mood dude,
Learning te reo Maaori as best I can do… Poneke!


Chorus - Rizvan
Yeah, yeah to the breakabreakadawn it’s on (x2),
To the breakabreakadawn it’s on,
We just cruisin’, just cruisin’, what


Scratches by Gregg Harper
Track Name: Heat Up feat Sleep of Oldominion
Heat Up feat Sleep of Oldominion
Chorus
She is broken, bruised and mashed,
She is thrashed, humanities carelessness x 4


Verse One – Sleep of Oldominion
We’re all bound to something, drowning in consumption,
Blind they walk on the city blocks with the day’s dysfunction,
They just wanna buy something even though they don’t really need nothing,
And all I really need from you is to listen when the beat’s bumping,

Cos it means something to me, when I leak coveted speech,
And I bring trouble to peace, and I do something with meaning,
And even if I never achieve the goals I’m dreaming,
When I fall for the beat… [?]... before I’m leaving,

Cos the things that I’m singing about keep stingin’
And they been haunting my dreams of things I been seein’,
Deputised thugs being called policemen,
Turning their guns on the same people that feed them,

It’s like nowadays they don’t even need a reason,
To violate your rights, take away your life,
And what are we supposed to do with these broken pieces
It’s like night became the day, and day became the night


Chorus
She is broken, bruised and mashed,
She is thrashed, humanities carelessness x 4


Verse Two - Esoligh
I sit here thinking about the goodness of this earth,
The love of Papatuanuku and the people’s worth,
And the disdain of the thoughtless masses,
Disrespecting their mothers gift of their bodies with crassness

Living clean I see is the only way forward,
Lack of sight within, unseen or misunderstood,
It’s as though God’s inner words are unheard,
Here we sit unseeing the sights at nights bird

Christ a light, Buddha brights, positivity bites,
Slightly sought after are our achievements right,
While greater pathways lie unwalked,
Light unfiltered down greater streets untalked

Why must we drudge our legs along to jobs,
When we’re not fulfilling greater meaning like Gods,
Joy in service is found in liking what you do,
Driving the bus with a smile is rare in Birkenhead dude


Chorus
She is broken, bruised and smashed,
She is thrashed, humanities carelessness x 4


Verse Two - Esoligh
Breaking patterns like broken bones,
I let these words spray on pages like molten toblerones,
Drifting like a Silvia I lend my inner ears to ya,
My healing process spraying vowels and consanents illa

The very process of writing my therapeutic one,
It’s not a goal to reach but a place like an inner sun,
People if you don’t understand me well try,
My letters fly by your eyes to hit your third eye square on

Third dimensional vision I am spitting,
I say these words to fill your heart with hope, kidding,
Tearing down the hangman’s rope I wrote, and write,
Reaching the heights we find within no doubt

Hearing cats like Common Market light spark it,
Leaving behind Capitalism and snarky kids,
Walk towards hugs from your lovely beloved,
Like Rumi I look within to see without and above it
Track Name: Manic Obsession
Manic Obsession by Esoligh
Chorus – Esoligh and Rockwell
Manic Obsession I learned my lesson,
Cos ya, not a possession for my depression,
Sometimes the drama causes me to question,
If this right here, is a curse or a blessing (x2)


Verse One - Esoligh
She wandered in through my iphone screen,
A tinder light beam, a happening,
Fantastic like the orange guy, The Thing,
Loving her would make me happy man

Mad round and round obsessed, like ding ding,
Like actors and actresses on stage and in screen,
Seeing a wahine with a fantastic physical form,
Fixated physically on this a little forlorn

If they’re nice to me I just want to be on,
Clinging to possibility like my physical arm,
Telling mates repeatedly about this one,
Made them wonder what the heck that I was on son

Unfortunately got rejected shocking huh?
Hah nah obviously gonna happen bruh,
I have this problem of clutching at straws,
Turning peace into turbulence as quick as my heart

Chorus – Esoligh and Rockwell
Manic Obsession I learned my lesson,
Cos you’re not a possession for my depression,
Sometimes the drama causes me to question,
If this right here, is a curse or a blessing (x2)


Verse two - Esoligh
Manic as a 14 year old on 14 red bulls,
I was fixated on one thing, this chick, not cool,
Though she had said “friends” repeatedly,
I couldn’t let go of her, it hurt so much to me

Logically the chick is not for me,
And I can’t understand third eye visually,
I need to find truth inside of me,
Go straight towards the inner g within me

Parted like hair on the head of a model,
My heart ventricles feeling lucky like lotto,
But nah, not gonna win like rice risotto,
3rd form camp Motutapu camp cookout blotto

I got to apologise for my picadillos,
Meaning no harm by my manic obsessions believe it,
I seek internal blessings through chat sessions,
But when you got kids I need to learn my lessons


Chorus – Esoligh and Rockwell
Manic Obsession I learned my lesson,
Cos you’re not a possession for my depression,
Sometimes the drama causes me to question,
If this right here, is a curse or a blessing (x2)
Track Name: Miyagi Dojo
Miyagi Dojo by Esoligh
Verse One
I say kung fu between me and you,
Has helped me see what I wanna see and be,
Has helped me find within myself insight,
I clean up the unkempt gardens that indite

Need to kung fu clean up my messy room,
Sweeping out the cobwebs n deftly broom,
Words applied to watching the dream of Dune,
Solid work like a slap from a baboon

I jam with the tune within Miyagi’s room,
His whanau dojo where I sit in June,
Japanese living by an American airbase,
Slap to the face with some mud to taste

It’s GCSB and it’s old Johnny Key,
It’s a lifeless likeness of me on TV,
I walk proudly towards my hopeful goal,
This painful life living daily takes its toll

Verse Two
Balance yourself within like I do,
I felt depressed and didn’t want to,
Do anything at all but sit on my arse,
Kumare encouraged me to take task

These daily tasks we all must do,
We gotta see our way forward as best we can do,
Everyone together acting in unison,
Many don’t see reality as soon as this son

Themselves is all they care about,
Stuff everyone, they don’t train their sight,
Look past the perspectives they have inside,
True growth requires hard work and graft

Asking ourselves to find our path,
Facing others fears is a daily reality,
The wise part inside walks out of banality,
Scraping off rust and its spread with trust
Track Name: Spiritual Side feat Semi-D
Spiritual Slide by Esoligh feat Semi-D
Verse One - Esoligh
I hit the beat like a runner hits the footpath,
Jamming these words free of my mind like Nas,
I class these narratives as poetic percussion,
Light side up like internal combustion

Breathing life into sound like growth,
This is note by note, noted hope,
Rising above this fast food culture yo,
Finding sense beyond the vultures bro, ya

This country wants health and prosperity,
Promoting food obesity on tv,
Advertising bad, food choices daily,
Showing a self-destructive reality

Living disciplined, internally,
Steps on a path more, healthfully,
Finding meaningful past-times I see,
Beyond intoxicants like soul constructively


Verse 2- Semi-D
It took me some time to think about how to rhyme to
Make you feel inclined to leave the past behind you
Even if it tries to find you and remind you of a pitch black darkness to blind you
I’m behind you, i might not be a perfect son but i was blessed upon and can rest upon

in the place on our face that manifests beyond the human eyes can see but is the sense as strong?
hmm if only we could live eternally then external things were no concern to me
but there’s a yearn in me to understand the the fact and in turn to understand there’s a need to respond

or react and be a beacon of light illuminatin’ for others to come back to but yeah we go off track too,
just like ups and downs on a bumpy road theres gonna be hard times
you were born to survive be strong..