Rise Up & Start Singing

by Ro Halfhide



First single off of #MalaysiaStyle EP, coming out on June 18


released June 17, 2011

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Label: All Systems Go! - of the Amsterdam Songwriters Guild


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Ro Halfhide Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Dutch/Surinamese Ro Halfhide is a singer-songwriter and producer from Amsterdam who sings in the tradition of singers like Paul Simon, Ben Harper and crooners like Gene Kelley. He played in 2008 at the Eurosonic Noorderslag Festival. On stage he’ll be playing with a double bass player or solo. ... more

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Track Name: Rise Up & Start Singing
I planted a flower and now every hour feel down
Rise up and start singing
Woke up for hours, love is a power to count
Rise up and start singing

See, I was ready for love
I had to be sure
F# B7
I was loving but nothing but nothing but love
I was searching for soul
But now even more
Dm A+ B7
I want to mean something for others so

Planted a flower, some say for hours and more
Rise up and start singing
You got me now, and I've waited outside of your door
Rise up and start singing

What do we forget to know that
I love you no more
You will never be happy
If I walk out right of your door
Track Name: If husbands and cousins and wives isn't free
A A7
If husbands and cousins and wives isn't free
Then no one who looks in your eyes isn't free
A F#m
If you compensate that you're life isn't free
Then how come you can't feel you thought you're happy?

If farmers and nurses and the like isn't free
Then nothing is always what it's like to be free
If houses and curses and lies isn't free
Then how's it you know that your life could be me?

If somebody says that your life isn't free
Now that you know that your eyes can be free
I knew once you sat on the roof as happy
Then how can't you love you and pass this to me

If husbands and killers and wives isn't free
Then how can't you know that your life isn't free?
If husbands and bosses and Christ could be free
How could you sit here and feel sorry to be?

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