Unreleased: Timeless Early Gems

by Keith Thompson

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From my 1992 album for EMI that was never completed or released. It was intended to be a ground breaking album of multi-dimensions: socio-political commentary, introspective love songs, with varied dance rhythms: reggae, hip-hop, Zouk, and house, all to timelessly moved people's mind, body, and soul.

1. "Season Of Hope"
2. "Politics Around Love"
3. "We're Marchin"

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released March 3, 2016

Written, Produced and Performed by Keith Thompson

Engineer: Doc Dougherty, Richard Augustine

Guest musicians:
Richard Augustine - Guitar
Felix Hernandez -Acoustic Guitar
Z'Luis - Flute
Jazzy Joyce - Drum Programming

Background vocals on "We're Marchin":
Audrey Hall
Jerry Harris
D'bora
K. Thompson

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Keith Thompson New York, New York

Soulful, deep, house, and reggae are the dimensions of Thompson's musical world. "Break 4 Love" - "Beirut Is On Fire" - "Truly" - "Living On The Front-line" - "Show Them Love" - "Can't Take It" - "The Rhythm Of Life" - "Borders Don't Matter" - "Africa In Your Veins" - "Believe"; over 3 million sold and counting. Every house music lover should have at least one Keith Thompson track in their player. ... more

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Track Name: "Season Of Hope"
“Season Of Hope”
(c) 1992 Keith Thompson/Jamlure International, all rights reserved BMI.

I was a good boy, made the grade, worked hard in school.
They promised me a college education would make life's finances cool.
Then there was Joe, who lived in Ole E bottles on the back of the school bus.
Eventually, he dropped out and then down without a care or fuss.
But see, I hunted jobs, months in, days out. Found the promise was a lie. I wound up selling fast food. Living a slow life. Saw the hope in me die.
So come!
Hard to find a job. Easy to get a gun. Join the right mob and put my life on the run.
Bullets dem a fly. Babies dem a cry. My head's pounding 'cause my life is a lie.

Where is my season of hope you promised me?
- (Babylon mi
wan fi know)
We need happy days of our own. Can't you see?
- (Jah man, jah man, jah man)
Where is that season of hope? We're so in need.
- (Betta know)
We need relief from the storm or there'll be no peace.
- (So come, so come, some come, gwaan)
Where, ahh, is that season of hope for you and for me?
Where is that season of hope? We need happy days of our own.

I was a good boy, on the job, worked like a fool.
They promised me sure success if I played by the rules.
Then the day came, ahh, when I learned the score.
There's a job ceiling, don't ya know, and it's at ground floor.
Now there's Joe livin' the life; big mac daddy. He's go those custom benz. They say he's pushin rock. But I thought crime didn't pay?
Brother, where is your sense?
So, come, follow me now!
Hard fi find a job. Easy fi get a gun. Join di right mob and put mi life pon the run.
Bullets dem a fly. Babies dem a cry. My head's pounding 'cause my life is a lie.
Come again, come again!
Hard fi find a job. Easy fi get a gun. Join di right mob and put mi life pon the run.
Bullets dem a FLY Babies dem a CRY. My head's pounding 'cause my life is a lie.
Where is my season of hope you promised? Hey, hey?
- (Babylon mi ha fi know)
We need happy days of our own. Can't you see?
- (Jah man, jah man, jah man)
Where is that season of hope? We're so in need.
- (Come now, come now)
We need relief from the storm or there'll be no peace.
- (Betta know!)
Where, ahh, is that season of hope for you and for me?
(Ease off)

Oohh--- Where is that season of hope?
Where's you'rs and mine - (Tell dem!)
Tell you mother - (Tell dem!)
Your father - (Say wha?)
Your sister - (Come again)
Your brother – (School dem)
There'll be no peace until there's ---
a season – (Teach dem)
of hope, eh hey, ah, for you – (um huh)
and me – (Again),
oo woo – (Tell dem)
woo ,woo – (Gwaan!)
Hard to find a life. - (Talk to dem!)
Easy to get a gun. - (Betta know)
Join the right crew. Put my life, put my life, on the run---
Young babies are crying – (Mercy!)
and the bullets are flyin. – (Move ya!)
I need a, you need a, season. Of hope. Some hope.
Track Name: "Politics Around Love"
COMING SOON
Track Name: "We're Marchin"
COMING SOON