Break These Chains

by Henry Gaye

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Henry Gaye’s long awaited album/CD has finally been released. After a year of intensive studio work, the desired and required quality has been achieved, thanks to the collaboration with Henry Gaye of highly qualified sound engineers, professional instrumentalists and voice trainers.

High quality top-of-the-range digital studio equipment were used in the recording, mixing and mastering of the album boasting twelve worthy tracks .The title track “Break These Chains” denotes liberty and the will to break free from life’s pressing situations which unfortunately imprison many people compelling them to look for solutions that mostly end up on a negative note or tragedy. A track worthy of note, “Adrenaline”, portrays Henry Gaye’s love for speed and super cars.

“The Groove” and “That Girl” among other tracks, were made for the dance floor and the listener can’t help but move to the beat when these tunes play. Henry Gaye, a great respecter of persons notwithstanding their race, origins, creed or denomination profoundly abhors racism, terrorism, social discrimination, Antisemitism and any crime aimed at racial origins and does not hide his dislike for such ills in his songs “Living like Dogs”, “One Dollar and a Kalashnikov” and “Sing Freedom”.

His Rich talent and lyrical capabilities quickly become evident as you listen to his songs, some or which were penned over ten years before the album was released. The seasoned performer’s song writing skills date back to when he was only ten years of age. Henry Gaye has been performing and recording for the past 20 years.

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released October 13, 2011

To all support Henry Gaye and his fans worldwide.

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Henry Gaye Basel, Switzerland

Henry Gaye is a singer-songwriter and author.Active musically and lyrically, the internationally acclaimed artist produces R&B, Rap,HipHop, Reggae, Alternative Rock/Pop and Dance music.
Versatile and talented artistically,Henry Gaye has also written two e-books, "Dirty Blood", and "The Devil's Army", both available on blurb.com
Henry Gaye's songs revolve around love, life, & sociopolitical topics.
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Track Name: The light
THE LIGHT Henry Gaye

[yeah,yeah. Aha,aha. Yeah]

I hold my head up high
As I walk through the valley of death
I know my life is at the mercy of the angels of death
But my spirit has the strength defying every event that crossed my way [yeah]
And I grew stronger as the way got longer
Repeating to myself that life is yonder knowing very well
I was in Danger, Anger, Hunger [aigh!]
I crossed the river of hell flowing with fire
Killing my desire to climb from this mire
But glory halleluiah I saw the fire
Burning at the end of this tunnel of trial
And this pilgrimage keeps me going further.

There’s a light in the distance
Like a little lonely blue star
Just stretch your hands and reach out
Hope in your heart
Stumbling on step after step [tell’em]
Knowing you will make it [aha]
No stopping now just have faith
Keep moving on.
[ye, yeah, yeah]

Fire rained from the sky in the quest to burn my will to live
To make me change my course or fail the test that gives me life
I refuse. I refuse to give up
Live a faithless life of no respect
Falling into a state of mind I really don’t expect. I refuse
And my tears I tasted
As they flowed into my open mouth
All open wide to catch the breath of life that I deserve
To be free
Trials and tribulations spoiling concentration
Making all I take turn into nothing but elusion
Making me remember to begin some deep reflection.

There’s a light in the distance [aha, aha]
Like a little lonely blue star
Just stretch your hands and reach out
Hope in your heart [yeah keep on going brother]
Stumbling on step after step
Knowing you will make it
No stopping now just have faith
Keep moving on.

[aha, aha, yeah, so, that’s how to do it baby]

Could be a dream as it seems yeah
But I gotta keep myself awake
Never betraying any ambition I trust myself to attain
I met the gypsy woman
Who tried to interpret my dream in vain?
But ended up in tears of joy oh she was almost insane reading my future
It was the very first time she heard a dream of that nature
Poor creature, old teacher, oh bless her
I watched the lines on her forehead
As she tried to tell me what she saw
I didn’t realize she wanted me to take her hands
Till she said it almost in a whisper

There’s a light in the distance
Like a little lonely blue star
Just stretch your hands and reach out
Hope in your heart
Stumbling on step after step
Knowing you will make it
No stopping now just have faith
Keep moving on.

[just have faith, just have faith,
Just, just, just have faith
Just have faith, faith, faith have faith
Just have faith, faith, faith, faith]

There’s a light in the distance
Like a little lonely blue star
Just stretch your hands and reach out
Hope in your heart
Stumbling on step after step
Knowing you will make it
No stopping now just have faith
Keep moving on.
Track Name: Calling my brain
CALLING MY BRAIN-Henry Gaye





It’s been a long time since I took you out on a date
Will be nice to go out and celebrate till it’s late
The night is young, the day was hard and long
Let’s freshen up, no need to hurry up
Let’s get it on slow and easy, let’s get it on
Let’s whirl around, till we’re dizzy let’s whirl around

The night life is calling my brain
It pours over me like the rain
And washes away all the strain

Tonight on the city’s streets a fire’s burning
We’ll dance till the morning light there’s no returning
The night life has just began all wheels are churning

The night life is calling my brain
It pours over me like the rain
And washes away all the strain

Neon lights playing with the shadows of the early morning
Lonely streets sounding with the music from the underground
Hand in hand walking in the middle of the lonely street
Ohhh, Ohhhh!

The night life is calling my brain
It pours over me like the rain
And washes away all the strain
Track Name: Sing freedom
SING FREEDOM Henry Gaye

I have a, I have a dream
I have a, have a dream

I have a dream that every man and woman has the honour to be free
Together we live for peace and happiness you see
Our dream materialising growing like a tree
Free from fear and backwardness untouched by no decree

Believing in togetherness come hold hands with me
Let us show the world that faith is our only key
No authority will have the chance to hear our plea
Sailing on and on our ship will cross the mighty sea

When we reach the other side we make the sign of ‘V’
Our voices sounding loud and clear to show our glee
When they ask “who has a dream?” We shout together we!
One for all and all for one this is our only fee

Helping one another always busy like a bee
Loving one another knowing right from wrong you see
This is what we must believe together we agree
I have a, I have a, I have a dream

Freedom sing, freedom
Free at last, yeah, hey, hey, hey

I have a, I have a, I have a dream
Together the truth and justice equal rights we seek
Protecting the frail, defenceless, homeless and the meek
Bringing forth the rights of all the people as we speak
God is our defender his protection we beseech

Twenty thousand strong we cross two rivers and a creek
Moving on and on towards the high and mighty peak
Together we stand divided we become so weak
Put your hold and hope and faith so it will never leak

With no unity we’re like a bird without a beak
Victory is impossible the future looks so bleak
Placing force behind the power we become like teak
Flaming on forever time cannot consume our weak

Together we stand we never break just like a stick
Victory unto victory strong and stronger we will kick
Never letting negativity destroy so quick
I have a, I have a

Freedom sing, freedom
Free at last, yeah, hey, hey, hey

Yo, yeah, yo, yo, aha
Yes we can, Oh we can
Sure we can, that’s why we will
Together we fight, Together we win
Together we grow and together we flow
No pain, No gain, No trying in vain
Freedom, that’s it
Track Name: Burn
BURN Henry Gaye

Burn deep down
So deep down
Burn deep down
Burn

Girl I think I got a crush on you I love you
Wanna dance with you babe
Anytime I see you walk by it feels like
You belong to me
All the gold in the world
All the words on my mind can’t show
How I love you
Paris, California, L.A. Wait for you
So classy, exciting, so sexy, sweet

Burn deep down
So deep down
Burn deep down
Burn

Do you wanna ride my Bentley
My Mecerdes, my Aston Martin
Maserati, Ferrari, just name it
I’ll be right by your side
If diamonds are the girls’ best friends
Then you got many best friends to play with
All we gotta do is pop some champagne
Drink a toast to new found love girl
U’re toxic, bombastic, fantastic, eeeu!

Burn deep down
So deep down
Burn deep down
Burn

Your skin so smooth like silk to the touch
Oh baby, girl I feel you
In your eyes I see we’re a perfect match
Oh sugar, yes I do
Come chill out, come, come share my world with me
Girl I need you
It feels so good to have you
Girl am about to fall for you
Come closer, let me rub you, go deeper, orgasmic

Burn deep down
So deep down
Burn deep down
Burn
Track Name: The groove
THE GROOVE Henry Gaye

We got the groove
We got the groove
We got the groove nigga
Come on help me tell ‘em
Day after day, day after day, day after day
We play this groove

Listen, now listen let me tell you
People in the house feeling good
‘Cause they know what is right
And they doing what they can just to get it
Who said we don’t know what’s right?!
This is the groove, hitting the roof, we playing on
East side, west side, in they flock
Just to hear us tell ‘em the story
We got a lot to do nigga
Don’t just hand around wasting the time
We got money to make
Smiling all the way to the bank
Realising what we got
We went ahead making it hot
You wanna make something of this?
Let’s meet outside if you hate your hide
You ain’t seen nothing yet
For real!

CHORUS

We used to walk the streets alone
With nothing in our hands
Dreaming, dreaming of tomorrow
This is the groove that brought in the dough
Now we cruising in whichever ride we want
We made money, with this groove
Baby hol’ me tight leave the worst for the best
Jugglin’ with this life, hustlin’ in this life
We proved ourselves we still around till the end
Money, honey, flowing all around like we want it to be
Taking it easy even when we’re busy
Making sparks fly till we make you dizzy
See, this is our only satisfaction
And, it’s the way we live no explanation
We got money we got power and courage

CHORUS

(guitar)

CHORUS
Track Name: Break these chains
BREAK THESE CHAINS – Henry Gaye


Someone tell me how to find my own way
When I can’t even see
Feels like my eyes have been shut like a door
With no lock or a key
So many times I tried to break free but fell right back
Feeling weak from so much pain
I feel my hands behind me held fast by chains of sorrow
To free myself I tried in vain

Break these chains
Help me please
Set me free
Let me breath

Do you hear me as I call out to you?
Do you hear my desperate cry?
Sometimes I feel no one hears me at all
Lose my voice the more I try
Eyes open wide at night tormented wretched life
Crown of thorns leave my head
Where will I find the courage to ask someone for mercy
From this fear and what I dread

Break these chains
Help me please
Set me free
Let me breath

Wall of stone I break you down
Prison cage becomes my crown
Suicide wish is like the sun
Little birds and butterflies
I see a rainbow
Look at the colors oh
See no need to go down
I raise my voice and shout

Break these chains
Help me please
Set me free
Let me breath
Track Name: That girl
THAT GIRL Henry Gaye

Hey ho, hey ho, hey ho, hey yo yo!
Hey ho, hey ho, hey ho, hey yo yo!
Oh who’s that girl? Who’s that girl?
Oh who’s that girl?
Wanna feel you close to me
Oh who’s that girl? Who’s that girl?
Oh who’s that girl?
Wanna make love to you

Ladies night, this is right, see them come
Oh, they intend to dazzle
All the homies in the house wanna get a grab
But girls wanna have some fun all right
Ain’t here to stare, am here to make love
Baby don’t waste my time tonight
Who’s that girl? What’s your name girl?
Wanna feel me inside you tonight

CHORUS

Hey ho, hey ho, hey ho, hey yo yo!
Hey ho, hey ho, hey ho, hey yo yo!

Pump it up, bring it on
Come on Mr. DJ, play that song for me
Wanna teach my girl, how to break it down
On the dance floor, rappers delight
All night long, sweat on the dance floor
Come on, come on baby shake that booty
Lemme tame you girl, lemme fill you up
Am curious to know what’s down there

CHORUS
Track Name: Adrenaline
ADRENALINE – Henry Gaye

I love this car
I wanna drive it to the maximum
Full speed ahead, Go! Go! Go!
While I live, I wanna take it to the highest reach
Adrenaline, Go! Go! Go!

I need some speed, I need some power
I need to feel the mighty shower
Twenty inch wheels, burning rubber
Three hundred kilometers every hour
Exhaust pipes, decibels
The torque of accelerative tuning power
Nitrous oxide, supercharger
Flashing asphalt inches high

I love this car
I wanna drive it to the maximum
Full speed ahead, Go! Go! Go!
While I live, I wanna take it to the highest reach
Adrenaline, Go! Go! Go!

Wow! Wow! Wow! I feel so good
Six hundred horsepower under my hood
Piston dance, direct injection
As the pedal hits the floor
The needles sweep, across the dial
V12 growling every mile
Bullet speed, flashing past
Oh my god, I love this sound

I love this car
I wanna drive it to the maximum
Full speed ahead, Go! Go! Go!
While I live, I wanna take it to the highest reach
Adrenaline, Go! Go! Go!

[drums and guitar]

I love this car
I wanna drive it to the maximum
Full speed ahead, Go! Go! Go!
While I live, I wanna take it to the highest reach
Adrenaline, Go! Go! Go!
Track Name: Living like dogs
LIVING LIKE DOGS /Henry Gaye

Don’t give a damn what you say
What u’re preaching is wrong
Do we have to carry guns and knives?
Only to show that we care for our lives
Before you stop?
Do we have to raise the banner of hate?
Misbehaving just like you before you know it’s too late
Do we have to prowl the whole city’s streets?
With guns in our hands shooting you down.

Do we have to, do we have to
Do we have to, do we, do we?
Living like dogs, you living like
Living like dogs, you living like
Living like dogs, you living like
Living like dogs
Raus aus meiner Welt!

U’re fast to give blows but can’t take blows
U’re living in a glass house and throwing stones
You call others inferior ‘because you sick in the brain
And you mad at yourself ‘because your life is down the drain
Do we have to let you know?
We will never bow low
Do we have to let you know?
You can run but can’t hide

(Chorus + interlude)

U’re guilty, u’re guilty, u’re guilty as charged, u’re guilty
Am your judge, your jury, executioner
Making you tighten the noose around your own silly neck
Your hate, your rage, your senseless crusade
Will not succeed, we’re stronger indeed

(Chorus)

If we live like you we become like dogs
So we live like men and gods we become
As you make the going tough, the tougher we become
No matter what you do we stand our ground?
With hate in your heart you lost the fight
And we laugh at you as you rant and rave

(Chorus)
Track Name: I'm going crazy
I’M GOING CRAZY Henry Gaye

It feels so lonely and so quite
‘Cause you’re not here with me and am all alone
Reading those letters you wrote
Over a hundred times think am going mad
Thoughts of you crowding my mind
Even so fare away I can feel your touch

I’m going crazy, I’m going crazy
I’m going crazy, I’m going crazy
Crazy, Going crazy, going crazy
I’m going crazy

Babe I wanna let you know
What you brought into my life
Nothing ever seen before
Your love so pure
Way you come on is so fine
With class and style
Girl am proud of what you do
Never ever felt so love
You’re a princess with a crown
Tattoo your name over my skin
Red roses at your feet
You’re the lady of my heart
Girl I wanna treat you fine
Have no doubt am into you
So deep into you that nothing matters anymore
Your name on my lips
Every hour of the day
Every minute of the night
Everything I do your perfume’s always on my mind
In the air, in my lungs
You’re a blessing from above girl

I’m going crazy, I’m going crazy
I’m going crazy, I’m going crazy
Crazy, Going crazy, going crazy
I’m going crazy
Yeah! Heh! Give me some more sugar baby

Walking along this lonely road
Can’t help but think about your warm embrace
The happy times we used to have
Still linger on my mind babe I need you
If you can do this to me
Then let my heart be yours forever more


[CHORUS] 3X
Track Name: One Dollar and a Kalashnikov
ONE DOLLAR AND A KALASHNIKOV Henry Gaye

Special announcement. Special announcement
Even if you’re deaf listen
Special announcement
Even if you’re dumb say it
Special announcement get it, get it get

One dollar, Kalashnikov
Gimme one dollar Kalashnikov
Just one dollar and a Kalashnikov
I will stop it, crack it, break it
Stop it, crack it, break it yeah

Gimme one dollar and a Kalashnikov
I will clean the world of all this foolishness
A give me one dollar and a Kalashnikov
I will clean all the crime and corruption
Gimme one dollar and a Kalashnikov
I will clean this world of all the racism
Just one dollar and a Kalashnikov
And we stop the war and make peace and love

One dollar, Kalashnikov
Gimme one dollar Kalashnikov
Just one dollar and a Kalashnikov
I will stop it, crack it, break it
Stop it, crack it, break it yeah

A gimme one dollar and a Kalashnikov
I will clean every country of political lies
Gimme one dollar and a Kalashnikov
And no child will die from hunger or decease
Gimme one dollar and a Kalashnikov
And no law will be made to hurt an immigrant
Just one dollar and a Kalashnikov
All this terrorism and hatred will be gone

One dollar, Kalashnikov
Gimme one dollar Kalashnikov
Just one dollar and a Kalashnikov
I will stop it, crack it, break it
Stop it, crack it, break it yeah

Genug mit der Scheiße, Feuer auf der Erde
Kriege und Not sind immer ohne ende
La vita si perde, L’anima disperde
Tout le monde il faut arête la merde

No racism, no nazi, no kuklux klan, no discrimination
No terrorist, religious fanatic
Track Name: The whole world in my hands
THE WHOLE WORLD IN MY HANDS Henry Gaye / Obie Philpot


King for a day, from grass to grace
Don’t have a say, must keep the pace
Life’s just a haze, walk through the maze
I got the whole world in my hands

I got the whole world, in my hands
I got the whole wide world, in my hands
I got the whole world, in my hands
I got the whole world in my hands

Let’s run the race, start from the base
Open a page, cool down your rage
Life’s just a stage, I earn my wage
I got the whole world in my hands

I got the whole world, in my hands
I got the whole wide world, in my hands
I got the whole world, in my hands
I got the whole world in my hands

It goes the way you want it to
Believe it or not I said
Things go the way you want them to
La laaa la la la la la la la laa la la la la
I’ll grow my wings and fly away
Oh oh oh ohhh oh oh oh oh

[Guitar]

Why do you sob, come join the mob
I know my job, don’t try to rob
Am not a snob, this is my club
I got the whole world in my hands

Get up make a move, Time waits for no man
Life’s what you make it, believe in yourself
You got no limits, you can do all things
Whole world in my hands

[Guitar]

I got the whole world, in my hands
I got the whole wide world, in my hands
I got the whole world, in my hands
I got the whole world in my hands