Higher

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ALBUM DESCRIPTION

Draska is taking a new direction with “Higher”. The compositions, all written and composed by draska, are celebrating the n’Goni as the melting point of composing. Draskas voice becomes one with this 14 cord string instrument that presents itself at times barefaced, angry and despaired, at times smooth, relaxed and funky. With pedal effects such as Wah-Wah, Overdrive or Delays,  Draska is adding colours to the wide range of harmonies produced by the natural sound
of the n’Goni.

“Higher” has been recorded by during a one year period in France and Burkina Faso and includes a lot of invited musicians.

It’s much rougher  than Draskas previous releases.

On “Higher” you will find pumping rhythms and beats played with traditional African Instruments. There is a rich variety of background vocals arrangements in styles from around the world giving every song it’s colour.

“Higher is about personal Liberation, it’s about Feeling, Believing, Hoping and Fighting for internal freedom.”

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DRASKA – HIGHER LYRICS

1_GLORIOUS SINNER

YOU ARE MY HEARTS DESIRE
YOU TAKE ME ON YOUR RIDE
YOU ARE NO GOOD TO ME
YOU ARE NO GOOD TO ME

OVER RAINBOWS OVER THE OCEAN TO THE HORIZON
FROM A BLUE SKY TO THE UNEXPECTED RAINSTORM
YOU CONSUME ME AND YOU DOOM ME AND REDUCE ME
YOU DEGRADE ME AND YOU TEASE ME WITH EMOTIONS
YEAH YOU TRY ME AND YOU TRADE ME AND BETRAY ME
YOU BETRAY ME AS A POOR AND GLORIOUS SINNER
YEAH YOU TRIED ME AND YOU TRADED ME AND BETRAYED ME
YOU BETRAYED ME AS A POOR AND GLORIOUS SINNER

AND YOU OHHH
YOU BROKE MY HEART BROKE MY HEART IN TWO OHHH
AND WITH UNWORTHY LIES MY CONFIDENCE JUST FLEW
AND EVERY SINGLE BREATH I TAKE TAKES ME JUST FURTHER FROM YOU OHHH
NO MORE SINGLE THOUGHT SINGLE THOUGHT

AND IT’S DOUBTS IN THE CITY OF SOULS (3X)

OVER RAINBOWS OVER THE OCEAN TO THE HORIZON
FROM A BLUE SKY TO THE UNEXPECTED RAINSTORM
YOU CONSUME ME AND YOU DOOM ME AND REDUCE ME
YOU DEGRADE ME AND YOU TEASE ME WITH EMOTIONS
YEAH YOU TRY ME AND YOU TRADE ME AND BETRAY ME
YOU BETRAY ME AS A POOR AND GLORIOUS SINNER
YEAH YOU TRIED ME AND YOU TRADED ME AND BETRAYED ME
YOU BETRAYED ME AS A POOR AND GLORIOUS SINNER

 

2_HIGHER

WHEN YOU
FALL OUT OF FAITH
AND YOU TRY
TO KEEP YOUR INTENTIONS
AND YOU’VE BEEN RUNNING AROUND
JUST TO FIND
THAT THERE ARE NO ANSWERS
MAYBE
YOU’RE IN A COLD WINTER STORM
AND YOU’RE WORRIED AND ANXIOUS
LOVE
IS A
COLOURFUL BIRD
LET IT
FLY
AND YOU’LL FIND
WHAT YOU’RE LONGING FOR

TAKE ME HIGHER THAN THE SUN

WHEN YOU’RE LOCKED IN A CAGE AND YOU TRY
TO FIND A WAY OUT
LOVE
IS A
COLOURFUL BIRD
LET IT
FLY
AND YOU’LL FIND
WHAT YOU’RE LONGING FOR

GIVE YOUR LOVE A CHANCE A CHANCE TO REIGN
ONLY IF YOU TRY YOU CAN FIND WHAT YOU’RE LONGING FOR
GIVE YOUR LOVE A CHANCE AWAY FROM PAIN
YOU CAN ALWAYS TRY AND YOU WILL FIND
WHAT YOU’RE LONGING FOR

TAKE ME HIGHER THAN THE SUN (4X)

 

3_TAKE MY SOUL

COMING FROM A COLD TO A WARM AND EMBRACING RAIN
TAKE ME HAND
ALL THE ENTER’S GONE CAUSE I’M STARRING RIGHT THROUGH YOUR FACE
CAUSE I’M SO BLIND
ALL I EVER WANT AND ALL I EVER NEED IS YOU
SO TAKE MY SOUL
TAKE MY SOUL
TAKE MY SOUL INTO YOU
TAKE MY SOUL
AND MAKE IT RISE
AND DISGUISE
CAUSE YOU WILL NEVER BE THE SAME
YOU’RE SO GRACIOUS
YOU’RE SO GRACIOUS
YOU’RE SO GRACIOUS AS YOU SPEAK
SO TAKE MY SOUL

(2X)

YOU SET MY HEART ON FIRE
AND YOU SET MY HEART ON FIRE
BLOWING THROUGH YOU
BLOWING THROUGH YOU

 

4_OVERCOME

WE SHALL LIVE IN PEACE
WE SHALL OVERCOME
WE SHALL BE FORGIVEN
BY THE ALMIGHTY ONE

SOME PEOPLE RUN AWAY AND RUN AWAY IN CIRCLES
SOME PEOPLE RUN JUST TO SEE THEM SMILE
SOME PEOPLE RUN TO FIND ANOTHER WAY

AND AS WE’RE TURNING WE FIND OUR CIRCLE
IT’S WRITTEN IT’S FELT AND IT’S UNDERSTOOD
THAT WE CONCUR OURSELVES
BY GIVING AND LETTING GO

CAUSE WE ARE BEINGS AND BEEING IS OUR REFLECTION
WE ARE REFLEXIONS OF ALL WHAT MEANS INTERACTION

AND EVERY SEED WE SPREAD DEFINES OUR DESTINY
WE’RE CREATORS OF OUR OWN REALITY
AND IF WE FIND OURSELVES IN BALANCE WITH THIS TRUTH
WE ARE FREE TO FLY

WE SHALL LIVE IN PEACE
WE SHALL OVERCOME
WE SHALL BE FORGIVEN
BY THE ALMIGHTY ONE
(2X)

ANOTHER WAY OF CRYING IS TO BE DENYING
THAT THIS IS NOTHER WAR
ANOTHER WAY OF LOOSING IS TO BE CONFUSING
THAT THIS IS ANOTHER WAR
ANOTHER WAY OF DYING IS TO BE DENYING
THAT THIS IS ANOTHER WAR
ANOTHER WAY OF TRYING IS TO REUNITE
CAUSE THIS IS ANOTHER WAR

AND EVERY SEED WE SPREAD DEFINES OUR DESTINY
WE’RE CREATORS OF OUR OWN REALITY
AND IF WE FIND OURSELVES IN BALANCE WITH THIS TRUTH
WE ARE FREE TO FLY


5_SHINING

YOUR MIND IS A NEVER LASTING REMEDY
KEEP ON SHOWING NEVER FEELING DOWN
KEEP YOUR MIND KEEP YOUR MIND IN YOUR REAL DESTINY
KEEP ON SHINING SHINING THERE FOR ALL

YOU FEEL ANOTHER WAY
YOU TOUCH ANOTHER SKIN
YOU WASTE ANOTHER GROUND
CAUSE YOU WANNA LET HER SAIL
YOU’RE KEEPING ON RUNNING WITH THE HANDS ON THE GROUND
YOU’RE KEEPING ON RUNNING WITH THE HANDS ON THE GROUND

YOU FEEL ANOTHER WAY
YOU TOUCH ANOTHER SKIN
WHEN YOU’RE WALKING ON HER WAY
THEN YOU’RE LIVING IN A CELL
CAUSE YOU’RE KEEPING ON RUNNING WITH THE HANDS ON THE GROUND
YOU’RE KEEPING ON RUNNING WITH THE HANDS ON THE GROUND

(2X)

KEEP ON SHINING SHINING THERE FOR ALL

KEEP ON GROWING GROWING ON
KEEP ON GROWING GROWING ON

 

6_PARADISE

TOMORROW IS TOMORROW IS TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE
TOMORROW IS TOMORROW IS TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE
TOMORROW IS TOMORROW IS TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE
TOMORROW IS TOMORROW IS TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE

CAN YOU SEE IT ON THE PEOPLE
CAN YOU SEE IT ON THE WALLS
THAT TOMORROW IS ANOTHER WAY OF FASHION
RECREATION AND BELIEVING AND ATTRACTION

AND I’M SO SORRY FOR MY BREAKDOWN
I’M SO SORRY FOR THE THINGS I SHOULDN’T DO
BUT TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY OF FASHION
RECREATION AND BELIEVING AND ATTRACTION

TOMORROW IS TOMORROW IS TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE
TOMORROW IS TOMORROW IS TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE
TOMORROW IS TOMORROW IS TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE
TOMORROW IS TOMORROW IS TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE

 

7_DRIVE ME CRAZY

YEAH…YEAH…YEAH…YEAH…

I GO A LITTLE UNDER
BEEING TERRIFIED
FINDING WAYS TO HIDE THAT’S ALL THAT YOU REMEMBER

YOU WASTE ME OVER
DISTEND ME TO THE GROUND
AND TAKE AWAY MY SOUND
ALL THINGS TO REMEMBER

NOW ALL THIS TREMBLES
THERE’S NO MORE ROYALTIES
FOR YOUR FAKED MORALITIES
NOT WORTHY TO REMEMBER
TO REMEMBER

YOU DRIVE ME CRAAAZY YOU DRIVE ME CRAAZY
(2X)

YOU DRIVE ME NUTS WITH YOUR HYSTERICAL BEHAVIOUR
YOU STEAL THE AIR I BREATH AND DUST ME WITH TOXICS
YOU DRIVE YOUR GAMES TO FARE FOR ME TO STAY WITH DIGNITY OF MEN

I SAY GOODBYE TO ALL TESE STATES OF LIMITATION
I SAY GOODBYE TO ALL THESE STATES OF LOWING DOWN
I’ TAKING BACK MY PATH MY PATH IT LEADS ME TO ANOTHER GROUND

YOU DRIVE ME CRAAAZY YOU DRIVE ME CRAAZY
(4X)

I SAY GOODBYE TO ALL TESE STATES OF LIMITATION
I SAY GOODBYE TO ALL THESE STATES OF LOWING DOWN
I’ TAKING BACK MY PATH MY PATH IT LEADS ME TO ANOTHER GROUND

YOU DRIVE ME CRAAAZY YOU DRIVE ME CRAAZY
(4X)

OHHH …YEAH …YEAH … YAEH … OHHH

 

8_JUNKEY MONKEY

YOU GO TO FARE
YOU CHANGE YOUR LIPS AND I GET PARANOID
YOU CHANGE YOUR CARDS AND IT’S A SHARE OF FAKE
CHANGE THE FLAVOUR OF YOUR RASPBERRY CAKE

YOU GO TO FARE
YOU TELL ME LIES AND THEN YOU CHARME WITH HARM
YOU LET ME GO AND THEN YOU REACH ME BACK
YOU AREN’T THERE WHEN I’M ON MY BACK

YOU GET ME WRONG
I WON’T BE BASED UPON DESPAIR
AND I WON’T BE THERE ON MY CHAIR INSIDE OF JAIL
OHHH DEAR

YOU GET ME WRONG
IT’S NOT THE END OF WHAT I’VE SEEN
IT’S NOT THE END OF WHAT I’VE KNOWN
IT’S NOT THE END OF WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR

AND THERE’S A LITTLE JUNKEY MONKEY INSIDE MY HEAD
AND IT’S TURNING MY HEAD AROUND MY HEAD
IT’S TAKING ME A WHILE TO UNDERSTAND
THAT THIS LITTLE JUNKEY MONKEY INSIDE MY HEAD
IS EATING MY BRAINCELLS AND SELLS THEM AWAY

JUST A LITTLE JUNKEY MONKEY … LITTLE JUNKEY MONKEY YEEEAH
IT’S JUST A LITTLE JUNKEY MONKEY … LITTLE JUNKEY MONKEY YEEAH

YOU GET ME WRONGCAUSE I HAVE SEEN I HAVE SEEN WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR
(4X)

AND THERE’S A LITTLE JUNKEY MONKEY INSIDE MY HEAD
AND IT’S TURNING MY HEAD AROUND MY HEAD
IT’S TAKING ME A WHILE TO UNDERSTAND
THAT THIS LITTLE JUNKEY MONKEY INSIDE MY HEAD
IS EATING MY BRAINCELLS AND SELLS THEM AWAY

WHEN YOU’RE GOING TO FARE TO UNDERSTAND
WHEN YOU’RE GOING TO FARE TO BE AFRAID
WHEN YOU’RE GOING TO FARE TO TURN YOUR HEAD
AND THIS LITTLE JUNKEY MONKEY INSIDE MY HEAD
IS WAISTING IT’S TIME IT’S TIME AWAY

IT’S JUST A LITTLE JUNKEY MONKEY … LITTLE JUNKEY MONKEY YEEAH
YOU’RE JUST A LITTLE JUNKEY MONKEY … LITTLE JUNKEY MONKEY YEEAH

YOU GET ME WRONG CAUSE I HAVE SEEN I HAVE SEEN WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR
YOU GET ME WRONG CAUSE I HAVE SEEN I HAVE SEEN

 

9_A LITTLE BIT

UHH (4X)
I GOT A BUNCH FULL OF THINGS THAT I WANTED LET YOU NOW
AND A BUNCH FULL OF THINGS THAT I WANTED YOU TO SHOW
I GOT A LOT OF LOVE TO GIVE
AND A LOT OF LOVE TO OFFER
BUT IF YOU WANT SOME OF THAT YOU JUST GOT TO LET ME FREE

AND A LITTLE BIT OF THAT IS A LITTLE BIT OF ME
YOU’RE GOING TO SEE WHAT YOU HAVE TO SEE
A LITTLE BIT DEEPER AND YOU GONNA DROWN
A LITTLE TO FAST AND YOU WON’T GO FARE
AND THIS IS GLORIOUS THIS IS PURE
JUST SEE AROUND YOU AND YOU GOTTA KNOW
THAT A LITTLE BIT OF THAT IS A LITTLE BIT OF ME
IF IT’S MORE THAN YOU CAN HANDLE
YOU BETTER LET IT BE

YOU CAN HAUNT ME ALL DAY LONG I WON’T BE CAUGHT
AND YOU CAN CHASE AFTER ME UNTIL YOUR DIGNITY IS GONE
I WILL RUN THE EARTH FOR YOU
OR SWIM ACROSS THE OCEAN
BUT IF YOU WANT SOME OF THAT YOU JUST GOT TO LET ME GO

AND A LITTLE BIT OF THAT IS A LITTLE BIT OF ME
YOU’RE GOING TO SEE WHAT YOU HAVE TO SEE
A LITTLE BIT DEEPER AND YOU GONNA DROWN
A LITTLE TO FAST AND YOU WON’T GO FARE
AND THIS IS GLORIOUS THIS IS PURE
JUST SEE AROUND YOU AND YOU GOTTA KNOW
THAT A LITTLE BIT OF THAT IS A LITTLE BIT OF ME
IT’S MORE THAN YOU CAN HANDLE

TIME CAN MAKE YOU SUFFER
AND TIME CAN MAKE YOU SMILE
I’M WITH YOU AGAIN
I’M WITH YOU AGAIN MY FRIEND
YOU LLOK INTO YOUR MIRROR
AND YOU LOOK INTO YOUR SOUL
AND YOU’L SEE YOUR RAIL
YOU WILL SEE YOUR RAIL AND FALL
YOU CAN’T HANDLE ME AND YOU CAN’T TREMBLE ME AND YOU CAN FOLLOW ME
BUT I’LL BE ON MY WAY

YOU JUST GOT TO LET ME GO
JUST LET ME GO
LET ME GO
(2X)

 

10_FUNERAL

YOUR BEAUTIFUL NATURE IS GOING TO BE WASTED
YOU’VE BEEN LIVING INSANE YEARS SO I COULD ONLY SEE YOU
AND YOUR BEAUTIFUL NATURE IS HANGING ON THE WALL IN DOWN
YOUR BEAUTIFUL NATURE IS HANGING ON ANOTHER SOUND

FUNERAL I’LL BE THERE SEE YOU AT THE FUNERAL I’LL BE THERE
I SEE YOU AT THE FUNERAL I’LL BE THERE
I SEE YOU AT THE FUNERAL I’LL BE THERE
I SEE YOU AT THE FUNERAL I’LL BE THERE
I SEE YOU AT THE FUNERAL

AND YOUR BEAUTIFUL NATURE IS GOING TO BE WASTED
YOU’VE BEEN LIVING INSANE YEARS SO I COULD ONLY SEE YOU
AND YOUR BEAUTIFUL NATURE IS HANGING ON THE WALL IN DOWN
YOUR BEAUTIFUL NATURE IS HANGING ON ANOTHER SOUND

FUNERAL I’LL BE THERE SEE YOU AT THE FUNERAL I’LL BE THERE
I SEE YOU AT THE FUNERAL I’LL BE THERE
I SEE YOU AT THE FUNERAL I’LL BE THERE
I SEE YOU AT THE FUNERAL I’LL BE THERE
I SEE YOU AT THE FUNERAL

 

11_ENCORE MIEUX

ON A DÉSINTÉGRÉ LA CONSCIENCE D’UN ÊTRE HUMAIN QUI S’ÉTAIT RENDU COMPTE DE SA PUISSANCE
ON NOUS A NÉGLIGÉ TROMPÉ VIOLÉ POUR Y ARRIVER MAIS OU ILS VONT NOUS AMENER

ET C’EST LA PEUR QUI FAIT ROULER LE MOTEUR POURRIT C’EST LA PEUR QUI VEUT FAIRE MOURIR MA FOI
MAIS C’EST LA FOI QUI VA RÉANIMER MON COURAGE PUISQUE LA VÉRITÉ VA SE METTRE EN PLACE
LE JOUR VIENDRA ET C’EST PAS LOIN

OÙ ET LA LIBERTÉ ET L’ÉGALITÉ LA FRATERNITÉ OH MON DIEU JE SUIS FATIGUÉ OPPRESSÉ PAR CETTE SOCIÉTÉ
OÙ ET LA JUSTICE LA SOLIDARITÉ ET L’HONNÊTETÉ JE NE VEUX PLUS ÊTRE ENCHAINÉ JE VAIS ME RENDRE MA LIBERTÉ

SI J’EN PEUX ENCORE TROUVER ENCORE ENCORE MIEUX JE VAIS EN ENCORE TROUVER ENCORE ENCORE MIEUX (2X)

ON CHERCHE À TROUVER DES RESSOURCES POUR TROUVER DES SOLUTIONS
AU LIEU DE TROUVER DES SOLUTIONS POUR PROTÉGER LES RESSOURCES
ALIÉNÉ À FORCE DE TROP POSSÉDER ON SE RETROUVERAI AVEC LES JAMBES COUPÉS

ET LES FAUX S’EN BLANC SONT DES ILLUSIONS QUE LES DIRIGEANTS NOUS INFLIGENT PERPÉTUELLEMENT
ILS NOUS VONT CROIRE QU’ON A TOUT CE QU’ON A BESOIN MAIS CE QU’ON A BESOIN ILS S’EN FOUTE DE ÇA

IL FAUT CE LEVER ET COMMENCER À RÉSISTER (2X)

 

12_BREAK A LEG

TEARS AND SORROWS WILL FADE BUT LOVE WILL NEVER END
A ROAD CAN VANISH AWAY
BUT I’LL BE ON MY WAY
THE PAST AND FUTURE TELLS WHAT PRESENT HOLDS IN HAND
AND IN THE HANDS OF A PRAYER
I LAY DOWN ALL MY PAIN

WAKE ME UP I’M LOOSING MY CONTROL
WAKE ME UP WHEN I’M FEELING ON MY OWN
BREAK A LEG I’M HOLDING ON TO YOU
BREAK A LEG WHEN I’M LOOSING MY CONTROL

TEARS AND SORROWS WILL FADE
BUT LOVE WILL NEVER END
A ROAD CAN VANISH AWAY
BUT I’LL BE ON MY WAY
THE PAST AND FUTURE TELLS WHAT PRESENT HOLDS IN HAND
AND IN THE HANDS OF A PRAYER
I LAY DOWN ALL MY PAIN

WAKE ME UP I’M LOOSING MY CONTROL
WAKE ME UP WHEN I’M FEELING ON MY OWN
BREAK A LEG I’M HOLDING ON TO YOU
BREAK A LEG I’M HOLDING ON TO YOU
BREAK A LEG WHEN DARKNESS FILLS MY HOME
BREAK A LEG

 

DRASKA – HIGHER CREDITS

RECORDED, MIXED AND MASTERED BY DRASTARECORDS IN FRANCE AND BURKINA FASO 2012/13

DRASKA: VOCALS, NGONI, BASS (track 1-7, 10, 12), CALABASH (track 1-3), DUNDUN (track 1-3, 5, 6, 10), TAMA (track1-3)
HELDER TSETSE: CALABASH (track 4, 7-9, 11, 12)
BABA COULIBALY: BALAFON (track 6-9, 11, 12)
MAMADOU DJABATÉ: BALAFON (track 5)
ABDOULAYE SERE: DUNDUN SOLO AND OTHER PERCUSSION (track 5, 6, 10)
BEBE SANOU: DJEMBE, BONGOS (track 8, 9, 11)
DEMSI COULIBALY: DUNDUN (track 4, 7, 12)
BACARI KONATÉ: TAMA (track 5)
JACKOTTE RECOLIN: VIOLIN (track 7-9, 11)
RICHARD TAILLEFER: BASS (track 8, 9, 11)
AWA DIARRA: VOCALS (track 7, 12)
KADIDIA TRAORÉ: BGR VOCALS (track 8, 9, 11)
MASU SANOU: BGR VOCALS (track 6, 10)