Let’s Get it On

Since winter can be a chilly time of year (for most of you), I’ve made available for download from SoundCloud my acoustic cover of Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get it On” – so download the track, cuddle up with someone warm and you know… maybe just get it on…

Cali Love…

Well, it’s been a little while since I had mentioned that I had started work on a new album. Alot has happened in the last 2 years since the release of New Roots. My wife Kate and I have been blessed with a healthy and happy baby girl, Noelle, who will be 2 years old in June. I had played very few shows during this time until more recently, partly because of wanting to spend less time away from the hustle and grind and more time at the beach cooking out with friends and family and enjoying all the little things each day. Balancing time between my 9 to 5, family time and writing and recording a new album has been tiring at times but well worth it on all accounts. I’m excited for many big things in the coming year and have also had a growing urge to get out and perform more frequently again and really share a positive music and message that I feel people need now more than ever.

Cali Love is the name of the new full length album and I’m very excitied to be working with some old friends fromIMG_2455 previous works as well as some brand new faces that will definitely add an edge to the new tunes. I’m once again teaming up with my good friend Andrew Mencher of Wisdom and Sound to craft this new set of 17 tunes. He has been as instrumental in this undertaking as he was on New Roots. We also used Capricorn Studio in downtown San Diego again to record much of the drum tracking. This time around I’m recording most of the album in my home studio and have the pleasure of having several great guest musicians and vocalists grace the studio with their unique sound and flavor during the sessions. There’s alot more to share and some that I can’t let you in on quite yet because I’ve gotta save some surprises right? Needless to say I’m excited and reenergized in the making of Cali Love and really hope that you guys-my friends, family, fans and brothers and sisters in this lifetime, will be blessed by this project as things unfurl in these months leading up to the release.

Give Thanks Lyrics

06-Give-Thanks     

Once, twice, three times, I give thanks
Morning, evening and noon time, I give thanks

V1
What a beautiful morning, that I have been blessed with
I take a walk outside my door, and show love when and where I can
See there’s trials, tribulations, and times that test your patience
And there’ll always be more
My focus getting stronger now, I only want to grow

Once, twice, three times, I give thanks
Morning, evening and noon time, I give thanks

V2
I’m far from where I want to be
But I know I’ll surely run the race
Hope and faith in things unseen
Ohh I keep a steady pace
I pray all pride and lust would leave me
And all things self defeating
And I never look back
Spreading love around the workplace
A smile on a friend’s face
Defeating the enemies attack

Bridge
And I know, where I go, surely goodness and mercy will follow
And I’ll forgive the ignorant
They know not what they do nor how they live

Once, twice, three times, I give thanks
Morning, evening, noon time, I give thanks
Once, twice, three times, I give thanks
Morning, evening, noon time, I give thanks
Once, twice, three times, I give thanks
Morning, evening and noon time, I give thanks

Fighting Song Lyrics

Fighting-Song     
Lyrics:

(c) 2009 SG Lewis

This is what I know, oh yeah
Said this is what I know

See, I got problems, just like you
And I hold hatred in my heart for the evil deeds men do
But I’m not gonna be free, to learn, to build, to lead
So I gotta give it up to the Most High, He set me free

He said love, and peace shall be granted to thee
And patience that passes all understanding
Oh brothers we must search for these things

What we’re fighting for
It’s harder to love but you reap what you sow
Lets put some effort forth, ‘cause hatred stifles happiness and this is what I know
What we’re fighting for
It’s harder to love but you reap what you sow
Let’s put some effort forth ‘cause hatred stifles happiness and this is what I know
Yeah this is what I know, this is what I know

I turn on the news, the darkness builds
Overcome with anger at the greed of this world, my soul feels ill
But anger won’t win this fight
Two wrongs won’t make things right
I’m gonna seek a change like a blind man prays for sight

Love, and peace shall be granted to thee
And patience that passes all understanding
Oh brothers, we must search for these things
Oh sisters, we must thirst for these things

I know, I know it’s a hard road to follow
I know it takes time to build
I know, I know sometimes it’s a hard pill to swallow
And I know it takes time to build, it takes time to build

What we’re fighting for,
It’s harder to love, but you reap what you sow
Lets put some effort forth ‘cause hatred stifles happiness and this is what I know

Said what we’re fighting for, its harder to love, harder to love
Lets put some effort forth ‘cause hatred stifles happiness and this is what I know
Said what we’re fighting for, its harder to love, harder to love
Let’s put some effort forth ‘cause hatred stifles happiness and this is what I know (repeat)

Website Overhaul

A long overdue website re-design has been launched. I’m still in the process of working out the details, but am happy with the new design. I have a new store that will feature not only original Ambassador gear, but feature items for sale from local artists. Additional, I have expanded the music pages to include lyrics to all of my songs, as well as you-tube videos, recording variations and even some background to the writing.

I hope you enjoy the site and be sure to check back for updates, new releases and news about the upcoming album.

Peace!

Rise and Shine

History speaks for itself, with volumes of knowledge left on the shelf
How can we expect to learn and not burn, if words are spoken, not felt
Enslaved once, and colonized twice, doesn’t matter if third world is naughty or nice
It’s about materials taken by imperials while women and children die

It’s all happened before and it still goes on
Culture constructed in the fashion of Babylon,
Babel is the tower that grows taller by the hour and selfishness remains the theme song.
It’s time to give some extra thought and put your brother man first
We control our destiny and we can heal our hurt
Bring a cure for the sickness of a deeply troubled world
The hypocrite will talk but he will never back his words

Rise and Shine and live, and live
Rise and Shine and live, and live
Rise and Shine and live, and live

Who will you be when you walk out the door for work
What is your story when confronted by the world
When did you save a life or two from the grave simply because you gave
I hear talk of uniting for this cause or that
And people shouting out to give peace a chance
But the fire must be lit in the hearts of the youth
So it’s out of love that I’m challenging you to…

Rise and Shine and live, and live
Rise and Shine and live, and live
Rise and Shine and live, and live

When the Tide Comes

 

Lyrics:

When the tide comes and pulls you away
And the night comes and envelopes the day
Holding tight now, yet slipping away
From light, still slipping away

I’m trying hard to stay tuned in to what I’m doing
But even the wisest man has found ruin
Equipped with my guitar in the same room you’re in
Wanting to shed some light on where we’re moving

Just take a moment to live, and go
Good conversation you’ll find when you set sail and explore
The greatest treasures can be found in the smallest rewards
Just take a moment to live and go

Is it a case of one who knows and does nothing?
Or is it better to simply be ignorant
Hesitation, a pain he starts to front when
He can’t be real with who he’s become within

Take your punishment, take your pride
Learn from the two, toss one to the side
In a mad world, to question is to survive
Man says I know who I am, but who am I

Just take a moment to live and go
Good conversation you’ll find when you set sail and explore
The greatest treasures can be found in the smallest rewards
Just take a moment to live and go

The ocean’s just a moment’s walk
And we can sit and talk
Or run along white sandy beach,
between blue skies and green palm trees
And we can dive in, to waters crystal clear, so clear
And lay on our backs when the starry night draws near, so near
Just relax, make this time worth living for…
For yourself, for your health
Take it all in, and be yourself, patience is wealth

When the tide comes and pulls you down
Keep your head up hight and your feet on the ground
‘Cause it will hit you, pressure from all around
Sometimes you must loose yourself and truly be found

Take your punishment, take your pride
Learn from the two, toss one to the side
In a mad world, to question is to survive
Man says I know who I am, but who am I
When the tide comes