Alpha Steppa & Pupajim (Stand High Patrol) – Dear Friend (Official Video)

12″ Vinyl | https://smarturl.it/dear-friend-vinyl
HQ Download | https://smarturl.it/dear-friend-download
Spotify | https://smarturl.it/dear-friend-spotify
Illustration & Animation | https://lottiekingslake.co.uk/ (special thanks to Lottie for the beautiful video)
From the new Alpha Steppa album ‘Raise The Ark’:
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Free | https://smarturl.it/ark-free

In partnership with onetreeplanted.org we will plant a tree in Ethiopia for every record sold.

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From the acclaimed Alpha Steppa album ‘Raise The Ark’ – due to popular demand Steppas Records have finally unleashed the until now much sought after dubplate ‘Dear Friend’ featuring one of the most innovative and loved modern reggae, hip-hop and bass music artists of our time; Pupajim of Stand High Patrol. Alpha Steppa’s unique heavyweight yet soulful sound coupled with Pupajim’s profound, direct and infectious vocal make this long-awaited collaboration well worth the wait. With its clear and crucial message on the climate crisis, ‘Dear Friend’ is quickly becoming an anthem for an international, inter-generational fight for a sustainable future. The single edition includes exclusive vocal and dub mixes, plus two powerful and uplifting instrumentals featuring the great King David Horns and Ras Divarius – sleeved in the Steppas Records house-bag made from high quality 100% recycled card. In partnership with onetreeplanted.org we will plant a tree in Ethiopia for every record sold.

Lyrics:
Dear friend our problem is so deep
the mountain we are hiking is so steep
I doubt that we can get there in time
but we’ll carry on to climb

they rule out our ideas with a sweep
Miss openmindness fell asleep
but even if i want to quit
we’ll carry to climb

the whole world has been, deeply infected
contamination of the water and the soil
the air, is not in better shape
it’s not a little scrape

fertility rate is going down
Mr president acts like clown
everything is falling apart
for a crown

it’s too late, but we’ll carry on to climb
too late, but we’ll carry on to climb
too late, but we’ll carry on to climb
too late, I’m afraid

the storm is coming closer.
dear friend, I’m afraid.

dear friend our problem is so deep
the mountain we are hiking is so steep
I doubt that we can get there in time
but we’ll carry on to climb

the whole world has been, deeply infected
contamination of the water and the soil
the air, is not in better shape
it’s not a little scrape

fertility rate is going down
Mr president acts like clown
everything is falling apart
for a crown

it’s too late, but we’ll carry on to climb
too late, but we’ll carry on to climb
too late, but we’ll carry on to climb
too late, I’m afraid

it’s too late I’m afraid dear friend
it’s too late I’m afraid dear friend

but we got to carry on to climb dear friend
carry on to climb dear friend