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Holy Body Roll

by A. Billi Free & The Lasso

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    Approximately 30 minute Limited Edition Lathe Cut record of The Lasso & A. Billi Free Mello Sessions performance w/ Tri Magi. Pre-Order Ship Date Approximately October 30, 2022.

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1.
Holy body rolls all around the world Wiggle, dive for the pearl Curl, straighten then emerge Headed for some action Doing more than we’d imagine Many choices in the garden Let it breathe or pack it down in Flex and fold, rockhounding for the Queen’s Gold High risk, high return Fool around and get reborn It is not without you, take a look at what’s inside the drawer We know that you know it even though you’ve not been here before Gathering the mana that collects at the periphery Bring it to the middle dance around this custom offering You got that boogie woogie, you got that boogie Sacred body waves Everday Holy Body Rolls All around the world Holy body rolls all around the world Wiggle, dive for the pearl Curl, straighten then emerge Boogie yeah yeah yeah
2.
Alignment 02:49
They say when life pull up you must ride it More like life driving you down the way But when we rolling, fuck controlling The elusive cloud, the inevitable change What is truth? And what am I projecting? Cause it’s only me and I’m still self-protecting (Full steam ahead) Wrangle the hose, tap the valve right on the dream Accurate streams when I pour into your canteen We can’t pretend, we just reinvent Significantly insignificant aye If ya not down to voyage on and explore What you even here for? Time just a guide so we rise with the sun Facing the light and the shadow of what’s done But when we shining we fuck in the brightness The loss and the pain leave our body, due timing Alignment Generating, circulating All my nerves are elevated They say when life pull up you must ride it More like life driving you down the way But when we rolling, fuck controlling The elusive cloud, the inevitable change Time just a guide so we rise with the sun Facing the light and the shadow of what’s done But when we shining we fuck in the brightness The loss and the pain leave our body, Alignment
3.
I know you carrying this weight This thang so deep can’t touch the base After you take a little break, get up and face another day And ya thrive, despite All the trials, underfire You take flight, heavy vibe Ya still climb, stay aligned Ya design, it’s divine Ya got drive, ya got guides You got signs, ya got time It’s alright, if you alive If it’s meant you better get it All the way up ya not regret it Mash up the place disappear like yeti Purpose and desire, yes we go steady Dark berries, red cherries, beast fairies Light up the firm like Aries, only carry necessary I know you carrying this weight This thang so deep can’t touch the base After you take a little break, get up and face another day And ya thrive, despite All the trials, underfire You take flight, heavy vibe Ya still climb, stay aligned Ya design, it’s divine Ya got drive, ya got guides You got signs, ya got time It’s alright, if you alive 4 to the 8 the cipher turns almost complete Levels to this thing there are so many degrees Platinum in the chasm fortified stability Mouths catch golden sap ya power up from tapping trees
4.
Go:Let Go 03:03
Can we go, let go Can we go We let go, solo I can only deal with things as they come not as I fear History don’t repeat unresolved problems reappear New shapes, same traits, different states, no escape Time to let go, time to let go Waiting but not like before Bout to unlock the cage, gonna welcome the change Wanna open the range , use what remains cause I won’t let it waste I’m not trying to explain again Step onto the stage, no more of the same. Unleash what’s contained, use what remains cause I won’t let it waste I’m not trying to explain again I didn’t know I didn’t know we could go so low I didn’t know I didn’t know we could go so high I didn’t know I didn’t know this how it would go I didn’t know I didn’t know we could let go Can we go, let go Can we go We let go, solo
5.
Call Me 03:42
Aye, you might got clarity of vision but it’s some things in the way Call me when you trying to go to space Call me Finna lift off world tonight, gotta groove til we get it right Make a move my only advice, what’s the delay? Stay ready with seasonings whatever the reason is Wherever your region is anyday I know you down to go rounds and you battling front lines You ain’t got to feel bad if you having a good time Ready aim bullseye in target Keep that same energy partner Let the doubters keep on talking Take the joy out of your pocket I know you down to go rounds and you battling front lines You ain’t got to feel bad if you having a good time Call me What we trying to lay? New ways Where we trying to go? To space You worried about the time? No way But you stay ready right? Anyday You going rounds? Yeah we put it down You got doubts? Nah we put em out Let me keep talkin. Let em keep talkin Keep the old sayings, find new ways Minimum obsession grow the investment Kernel in your teeth, bones in ya feet Skies and underneath holding all these things.
6.
They Wonder (free) 03:31
Sweet, sticky, tipsy, busy, lost lil bitty Marked thicc like a snick Clout on credit easy tricks Oh lawd bless all this mess Set, groomed and finessed You wonder why it feels so strange There is no equivalent exchange Said they gonna make you filthy rich But you gotta come off that clean drip Mind blown you been fuckzoned Carry your sword in the Terror Dome They dont really love you, they just want to fuck you (up) Can I get another one? (They wonder) Can I get another? They don't know really know you they just want to blow u (up) Can I get a taste of it? They say just one lick! So I wonder how they gonna do me And I wonder do they really love And I know if they’re gonna fuck me, then they’re really gonna fuck me up Here it comes. There it is. Y’all ain’t ready. Freak out! Lies, you not the only one High, roll you smoke you like a blunt Try, translate they only speak in tongues Time, is moving so don’t get stuck You want connections, they want to cut you up in sections Make good on their selections, then throw the rest to the refuse You want em to pray with you not play play Aww that’s real cute baby Here to specify they gonna mystify Put yo ass to sleep with a lullaby Oh my! They getting drunk on your supply Suck you til the well runs dry, then leave you in the bye and bye So I wonder how they gonna do me And I wonder do they really love And I know if they gonna fuck me, then they’re really gonna fuck me up Here it comes. There it is. Y’all ain’t ready. Freak out! They dont really love you, they just want to fuck you Can I get another one? Can I get another? They don’t really know you they just want to blow u (up) Can I get a taste of it? They say just one lick! Here it comes, there it is. Y’all ain’t ready.
7.
My Dreams 02:53
Welcome to my dreams Strange shapes and fire memes Store big pain but there’s big play I can do many things Float fighting in the trees Dressed up in all my secrets Cut me deep when I’m the weakest Might engage, maybe I’ll leave it Tear the seal off from the sequence Hidden sign, hidden leaf, hidden meaning Hokage hidden grief, hidden leanings Closed caption for the sub at the screening Welcome to my dreams Strange shapes and fire memes Store big pain but there’s big play I can do many things Approaching the time foretold by the sages Woke up the beast now I’m shaking the cages Blowing the gauges Drone of the cicadas or buzzing of the Matrix Drop down to Zion One door crossed with two scions, joined palms A return to the Self is a return to All Laying piles of big eggs Strong mind, strong spine, strong legs Pages full of lists, persistence Try for more rest, less resistance It’s not work, it’s vocation Uncover the jewels of all nations Bleed out the proletariat, say goodbye Defund some suffering, lē aiseā (why not)?
8.
Can’t anticipate me, single page me Syndicated syncopation, elevating Sprinkle words in with some power Innovating, it’s amazing Don’t even trip we just beginning Cut the slack and start to trimming From obsolete, re-engineering Back on the grind and unrelenting Leaning on the potential of my best life Passion push production won’t procrastinate the design Fresh outlook you ain’t got to believe You gonna learn I’m the evidence of things unseen I’m worth the hype and the terabytes, gimme the night And I write til the dark morph into the bright Got the sound, got the riddim Sonic waves and I spit em Strong heart, sharp thought Feel the rainbow through the prism Got no patience for a fool’s indecision Hair full of wisdom, keep my tools in condition Ain’t never been a victim cut swift with precision Banging on the system with the lyrics and the symbolism Digital or analog Flex, I get the point across Forget what you heard or what you thought We really got the sauce Can’t anticipate me, single page me Syndicated syncopation, elevating Sprinkle words in with some power Innovating, it’s amazing
9.
Silhouette 02:59
You’re in my line of sight, secure Though there’s some things that are obscured Mystery got me excited, your outline is so inviting Test your essence sweet and creamy like you popped out of my dreams Astral presence so enthralling What’s the next move? I am watching for you I can, I can see your silhouette Through the fabric, through the madness I can, I can feel your silhouette Fascinating, activated What a lane to practice our magic Automatic satisfaction It’s a delight to see you in this light The space between we use to catalyze Imaginings begin to crystallize This view of you is specialty floating on in ecstasy Found ya accidentally, can’t deny the chemistry Fiending for your touch must be serenity Feel you exponentially Tapping ancient memory Your waves been moving through the centuries Form, Shape, frame, the ways Chin deep but I’m not drowning Anticipation is mounting Catch my groove and now we’re bouncing We haven’t said a thing, communicate so splendidly Spinning round from your likeness Ain’t no way that I can fight this Rare display you’re so priceless In my world and I can feel your orbit coming close to me I can, I can see your silhouette Through the fabric, through the madness I can, I can feel your silhouette Fascinating, activated
10.
Easy, easy the flow Steady, soft and strong you go Deeply, you already know You read me, completely Oh the weight between us is light Gliding on side by side Everything’s gonna be alright Just hold on, enjoy the ride There’s not much time, there’s all these signs The fates and furies can wait When you’re around I’m sound We beaming 7 ways into space Oh, the weight between us is light Gliding on side by side Every little thing’s gonna be alright Just hold on, enjoy the ride
11.
You’ve had to burn, you’ve had to earn Know your worth, had to return Waking up this morning Feel yourself transforming Pattern is important You can’t ignore it One step back, two steps ahead. Knee deep, retreat to extend Balancing the back and forth Repeat the lessons then explore Walking to the end of dreaming, there’ll be someone there to meet ya And you’re almost there Reaching further (reaching) Render and rejoin (oh) Stronger than before (stronger, stronger) Facing all the broken parts that need restored Never said it be easy Don’t let the fear freeze ya Turbulence might hit briefly Trynna love right, freely Ain’t no sure guarantees but Evolution in degrees yeah Walking to the end of dreaming There’ll be someone there to meet ya And you’re almost there, you’re almost there
12.
Everything we need Open to receive, no cuts we can speed Bloomin through the squeeze Strutting along Everything we need Open to receive, no cuts we can speed Bloomin through the squeeze Onward we proceed Warm up the insides, sun on skin Ending it strong just as we began Cast all shadows, land from a balloon Day hanging in the sky, on a half a moon We act soundly from this space We love surely, full embrace We stride firmly, keeping pace We running purely off of grace We riding the beam Fly to the stream We glide on the gleam, reach for supreme We riding the beam, we riding the beam Everything we need open to receive No cuts we can speed Bloomin through the squeeze Onward we proceed, yeah

about

Holy Body Roll is a groove-filled guidebook for healing, the soundtrack to help you move from tear-streaming breakdown to full-body boogie. The first collaborative album from Michigan multi-instrumentalist/producer The Lasso and New Mexico-based singer/rapper A. Billi Free, it’s also a quest for self-realization and self-preservation. With the aid of musical trio Tri Magi, The Lasso imbues thumping ’80s boogie, guitar-wailing funk descended from Midwest legends, heart-pumping house and techno direct from Detroit, celestial and spiritual jazz, and slices of krautrock with hip-hop sensibilities. A. Billi Free sings in warm, comforting melodies and raps with force and encouraging sincerity, pushing us to reconnect with our bodies in the present while accepting the unknown ahead. However, when the duo began working on the album remotely, The Lasso was still reeling from a divorce. Realizing Free’s sonic visions helped him transmute his anguish into uplifting, dance-inducing instrumentals. During mixing sessions in Michigan and Tucson, the pair drove through forests and deserts, the album on repeat. Listen closely, there is wisdom in every note and lyric, a chance for you to dance as the pain fades and the future comes into focus.

credits

released March 11, 2022

Written & performed by A. Billi Free
Produced by The Lasso

Featuring
Grayson Nye - Piano & Synth
The Saxquatch - Saxophone, Guitar & Bass
Jordan Hamilton - Cello & Percussion
Deep Greasy - Bass
Motorkam - Vocals

Mixed & mastered by Willie Green at The Greenhouse Recording Co.
Assistant Engineered by Tevin Prince
AZ sessions engineered by Paul Injeti
Photos & design by Mylkweed

Executive produced by Andy Catlin, Billie Drakeford & Michael Tolle
Mello Music Group 2022

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