Dig Up - Single

by After The Ibis

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The first single off Busy Waiting, the début album from After The Ibis

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Man we're not the same, you and I, we're nothing alike
You'll have grit under your nails 'til the day you die
'cause when you find yourself covered in dirt, digging for gold
you don't know you're just digging yourself a hole
so dig up, dig up oh
Dig up, dig up oh

Man you could have the finest of threads on your back,
still I'll compare you to the rats in the sewer if you
only ever measure worth by number
and keep feeding me figures and lines
See all that I have is all that I know and all that you teach me so
so I can never be full, I can never be

Fool you're climbing human rope
You'll fall and land on hands you spat on
Disdain for all us common folk,
(but we know) crawling we're still taller than, taller than most
We're taller than most

And when you bleed,
when they bring you to your knees,
can you survive
where your foot equals mine?
And on bended knee we'll see the world so clearly

After you've fallen,
after they've spent all of your pride,
will you be standing?
Will we be standing side by side?
And after you've fallen
will you be jumping towards the tide?
Or will you be standing?
Will we be standing side by side?

[And when you bleed they'll bring you to your knees
The powers that be will bring you to your knees
And when you bleed, child, they'll bring you to your knees
The powers that be will bring you to your knees]

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released July 11, 2015
Written and performed by After The Ibis

Mixed and Mastered by Jim Fox, Lion and Fox recording, Washington D.C.

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After The Ibis Dublin, Ireland

After the Ibis are an 8-piece reggae band.

Hailing from Dublin, Ireland, After The Ibis have established a reputation that has seen them perform alongside the greats of Toots and the Maytals, Max Romeo, Third World, Tosh/Marley Band, The Skatalites and Junior Marvin.

Their hotly-anticipated début album "Busy waiting" launched in 2014 & available to purchase on bandcamp
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