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Riff: Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite – “Get Up!”

Jan 30, 2013

Don’t tell me I can’t break the law/’Cause the law has broken me

from Get Up! lyrics by Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite

“Get Up!,” lyrically the libertarian’s anthem, is not bad, but certainly has false advertising; it’s the album’s namesake and boasts a command with an exclamation mark as its title. This chilled-out bass-oriented jam session would be better named, “Sit down, hang out, or just, you know.”

Riff by Karl Ernest

Karl is a Seattle-based musician and writer at SONGLYRICS; a veteran of both east and west-coast scenes, he has performed with the likes of The Ying Yang Twins, David Arquette, Wynton Marsalis, among others. But he's no stranger to seedy dives or house shows, either.

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