The Ebony - EP

by Rick Harris

Released 2016
Released 2016
A soulful delight to the tune of smooth r&b, pop, jazz, and a little funkadelic to complete the checklist for musical warp speed: Prepare for takeoff...
  • 05:57 Lyrics
    Waiting for Sunrise

    Waiting For Sunrise

    Ricky Harris

    Co-written by Nephew b

     

    Winds raging outside in the storm

    Sitting here waiting on your call

    Lights out and you’re not here with me

    The rain is pouring right down on me

     

    Woke up this morning forecast calling

    Clouds come over the sun

    Handwriting’s on the wall

    Look around and where’s my baby

    She’s not here with me

    I need to hold her in my arms

    Girl we’ve been through times so tough

    We made it to the roof enough

    I never want to give you up

    Baby, come back so the boat can come

    Every time I think of you

    I know I can survive with you

    So don’t give up let’s see it through

    The sun will come out tomorrow

     

    Winds raging outside in the storm

    Sitting here waiting on your call

    Lights out and you’re not here with me

    The rain is pouring right down on me

     

    Woke up this morning, dialing, calling

    Her phone keeps ringing on

    And I can’t connect the call

    Whatever happened to my darling

    She said she’d be with me

    She said she’d stay here in my arms

    Girl we’ve been through times so tough

    We made it to the roof enough

    I never want to give you up

    Baby, come back so the boat can come

    Every time I think of you

    I know I can survive with you

    So don’t give up let’s see it through

    The sun will come out tomorrow

     

    Winds raging outside in the storm

    Sitting here waiting on your call

    Lights out and you’re not here with me

    The rain is pouring right down on me

     

    Woke up this morning got me burning

    Can’t believe she’s gone

    Where’s my diamond in the rough

    See it’s the little sentimental things she does for me

    I can’t get by without her love

    Girl we’ve been through times so tough

    We made it to the roof enough

    I never want to give you up

    Baby, come back so the boat can come

    Every time I think of you

    I know I can survive with you

    So don’t give up let’s see it through

    The sun will come out tomorrow

     

    Winds raging outside in the storm

    Sitting here waiting on your call

    Lights out and you’re not here with me

    The rain is pouring right down on me

     

    Nephew b

    Rap verse

     

    Uuh, rain pouring, I’m calling

    Where’s my baby at

    She took a flight and promised me she’d come back

    And I found myself sitting here,

    Numbers dialin,’ pulse climbin’, I’m wile-lin’ ,uuh

    I’m thinkin’ about the times she told me she would always be here

    And love we would always share

    And as the storm rages on and the waters flow

    I sit alone and wonder where she’s gonna go, uuh

    And I think about the times, sentimental vibes

    I’m waiting for the woman that I’m supposed to be with

    Until the sunrise,   uuh yeah, uuh yeah

  • 04:07 Lyrics
    Ebony

     

    EBONY

    Rick Harris

    Co-written by Nephew b

     

    Just the other day something quite strange came over me

    I was searching through the pictures of my history

    And I saw your baby face smiling back at me

    So beautiful, so innocent

    And so wonderful

    Ebony, Ebony

    Ebony, will you flow back to me

     

    Time is like a stream that flows one way and goes to the fall

    And you can’t stop it, it just heads straight for that waterfall

    Where it plunges to the sea

    Can you flow back to me

    Oh my Ebony, my daughter

    Can your forgiveness be

    Ebony, Ebony

    Ebony, flow back to me

     

    Baby you got taken away

    I thought of you each and every day

    I never meant to stay away

    Time is cruel but it heals the pain

    Time to wash the pain away

    It’s never too late to make a change

    My heart has always cried out for you

    Ebony

     

    You’re like the sun that shines in the day

    Like a diamond on a ring

    Like an angel I long to see

    I think of you and it brightens my day

    I hope in your life you get everything

    I wish you peace and to find your way

    I hope you get everything

     

    Forgiveness can find a way

    Forgiveness can ease the pain

    Forgiveness can save the day

     

  • 06:01 Lyrics
    Nothing Comes Between Us

    Nothing Comes Between Us

    Rick Harris

    Co-written by Nephew b

     

    Hey baby, come here for a moment

    I need to tell you something that’s on my mind

    We been through the years

    And sometimes we cried

    But still survived

    And the bond that we now share

    No one can divide

    Nothing comes between us

    Nothing can tear us apart

    There’s no force up under heaven

    That can separate our two hearts

    There’s no army or militia,

    Not even Green Beret

    They get pummeled in a moment

    Our love is here to stay

     

    Hey baby, darling,

    I’m going to tell you bout a love that’s hard to find

    And we made a promise

    To stay together forever

    To stand the test of time

    Other love may come and they may go but one thing that I really know for sho’

    This love can only grow

    Nothing comes between us

    Nothing can tear us apart

    There’s no force up under heaven

    That can separate our two hearts

    There’s no army or militia,

    Not even Green Beret

    They get pummeled in a moment

    Our love is here to stay

     

    Our love is bond, like glue

    We wrap like a chord for two

    You cherish me, like I cherish you

    Where we will always be

    Inseparable

    Nothing comes between us

    Nothing can tear us apart

    There’s no force up under heaven

    That can separate our two hearts

    There’s no army or militia,

    Not even Green Beret

    They get pummeled in a moment

    Our love is here to stay

     

  • 06:00 Lyrics
    Eagle Claw

     

    Eagle Claw

    Rick Harris

    Co-written by Nephew b

     

    We touched down in blissful love

    We settled down and committed to us

    I changed my ways and calmed the run

    We made our mistakes but we overcome

    But you set that trap on me

    You took my life and made it incomplete

    Swooped down on me like an eagle

    And vowed to isolate and clamp down on me

    Ooohhhhh

     

    Sure we had some funky good times baby

    I thought somehow we’d make it through

    For all the pain you put me under

    I found myself still loving you

    But you set that trap on me

    You took my life and made it incomplete

    Swooped down on me like an eagle

    And vowed to isolate and clamp down on me

    Ooohhhhh

     

    We had a blissful love

    But you put your claws in me

    Please, baby please

    Please unlock these chains

    And set me free

     

    You soared through the sky like an eagle that flies

    You pick me up with rage in your eyes

    You soared through the sky like an eagle that flies

    You pick me up with rage in your eyes

    Won’t you listen to me, please listen to me

    Please set me down on the ground

    And unlock this cage and set me free

  • 06:01 Lyrics
    Nothing Comes Between Us (Ascendant Mix)

    Nothing Comes Between Us

    Rick Harris

    Co-written by Nephew b

     

    Hey baby, come here for a moment

    I need to tell you something that’s on my mind

    We been through the years

    And sometimes we cried

    But still survived

    And the bond that we now share

    No one can divide

    Nothing comes between us

    Nothing can tear us apart

    There’s no force up under heaven

    That can separate our two hearts

    There’s no army or militia,

    Not even Green Beret

    They get pummeled in a moment

    Our love is here to stay

     

    Hey baby, darling,

    I’m going to tell you bout a love that’s hard to find

    And we made a promise

    To stay together forever

    To stand the test of time

    Other love may come and they may go but one thing that I really know for sho’

    This love can only grow

    Nothing comes between us

    Nothing can tear us apart

    There’s no force up under heaven

    That can separate our two hearts

    There’s no army or militia,

    Not even Green Beret

    They get pummeled in a moment

    Our love is here to stay

     

    Our love is bond, like glue

    We wrap like a chord for two

    You cherish me, like I cherish you

    Where we will always be

    Inseparable

    Nothing comes between us

    Nothing can tear us apart

    There’s no force up under heaven

    That can separate our two hearts

    There’s no army or militia,

    Not even Green Beret

    They get pummeled in a moment

    Our love is here to stay

     

  • 05:57 Lyrics
    Eagle Claw (Rock Cleft Remix)

     

    Eagle Claw

    Rick Harris

    Co-written by Nephew b

     

    We touched down in blissful love

    We settled down and committed to us

    I changed my ways and calmed the run

    We made our mistakes but we overcome

    But you set that trap on me

    You took my life and made it incomplete

    Swooped down on me like an eagle

    And vowed to isolate and clamp down on me

    Ooohhhhh

     

    Sure we had some funky good times baby

    I thought somehow we’d make it through

    For all the pain you put me under

    I found myself still loving you

    But you set that trap on me

    You took my life and made it incomplete

    Swooped down on me like an eagle

    And vowed to isolate and clamp down on me

    Ooohhhhh

     

    We had a blissful love

    But you put your claws in me

    Please, baby please

    Please unlock these chains

    And set me free

     

    You soared through the sky like an eagle that flies

    You pick me up with rage in your eyes

    You soared through the sky like an eagle that flies

    You pick me up with rage in your eyes

    Won’t you listen to me, please listen to me

    Please set me down on the ground

    And unlock this cage and set me free

  • 06:05 Lyrics
    I've Had Enough

    I’ve Had Enough

    Ricky Harris

    Co-written by Nephew b

     

    Can you hear me?  Testimony

    Inner city, urban story

    It’s time to unite

    Let’s stop the fighting

    Everybody tonight

    Get back to love

    Get back to life

     

    I’ve had enough, I can’t even sleep

    Sirens blazing and I’m looking through my peep

    Brothers out shooting and killing the peace

    The war is still raging out in the Middle East

    Politicians only concerned about the big seat

    Separating kinfolk with lies and deceit

    Too many divide and conquer and defeat

    Come on my people, let’s unite and get together please

     

    Can you hear me?  Testimony

    Inner city, urban story

    It’s time to unite

    Stop the fighting

    Everybody tonight

    Get back to love

    Get back to life

     

    I’ve had enough too many drugs on the street

    Children are dying aint got enough to eat

    Pimps and ho’s the only job that earns the keep

    Cops and the people ‘gainst each other on the street

    Religions of the world teaching social supremacy

    Separating kinsfolk with lies and deceit

    Too many divide and conquer and defeat

    Come on my people, let’s unite and get together please

     

    Ends with The Lord’s Prayer (kjv)

  • 04:08 Lyrics
    Ebony (Guitar Pluck Mix)

     

    EBONY

    Rick Harris

    Co-written by Nephew b

     

    Just the other day something quite strange came over me

    I was searching through the pictures of my history

    And I saw your baby face smiling back at me

    So beautiful, so innocent

    And so wonderful

    Ebony, Ebony

    Ebony, will you flow back to me

     

    Time is like a stream that flows one way and goes to the fall

    And you can’t stop it, it just heads straight for that waterfall

    Where it plunges to the sea

    Can you flow back to me

    Oh my Ebony, my daughter

    Can your forgiveness be

    Ebony, Ebony

    Ebony, flow back to me

     

    Baby you got taken away

    I thought of you each and every day

    I never meant to stay away

    Time is cruel but it heals the pain

    Time to wash the pain away

    It’s never too late to make a change

    My heart has always cried out for you

    Ebony

     

    You’re like the sun that shines in the day

    Like a diamond on a ring

    Like an angel I long to see

    I think of you and it brightens my day

    I hope in your life you get everything

    I wish you peace and to find your way

    I hope you get everything

     

    Forgiveness can find a way

    Forgiveness can ease the pain

    Forgiveness can save the day

     

  • 06:05 Lyrics
    I've Had Enough (Shofar Remix)

    I’ve Had Enough

    Ricky Harris

    Co-written by Nephew b

     

    Can you hear me?  Testimony

    Inner city, urban story

    It’s time to unite

    Let’s stop the fighting

    Everybody tonight

    Get back to love

    Get back to life

     

    I’ve had enough, I can’t even sleep

    Sirens blazing and I’m looking through my peep

    Brothers out shooting and killing the peace

    The war is still raging out in the Middle East

    Politicians only concerned about the big seat

    Separating kinfolk with lies and deceit

    Too many divide and conquer and defeat

    Come on my people, let’s unite and get together please

     

    Can you hear me?  Testimony

    Inner city, urban story

    It’s time to unite

    Stop the fighting

    Everybody tonight

    Get back to love

    Get back to life

     

    I’ve had enough too many drugs on the street

    Children are dying aint got enough to eat

    Pimps and ho’s the only job that earns the keep

    Cops and the people ‘gainst each other on the street

    Religions of the world teaching social supremacy

    Separating kinsfolk with lies and deceit

    Too many divide and conquer and defeat

    Come on my people, let’s unite and get together please

     

     

  • 06:03 Lyrics
    I've Had Enough (Urban City Drive Mix)

    I’ve Had Enough

    Ricky Harris

    Co-written by Nephew b

     

    Can you hear me?  Testimony

    Inner city, urban story

    It’s time to unite

    Let’s stop the fighting

    Everybody tonight

    Get back to love

    Get back to life

     

    I’ve had enough, I can’t even sleep

    Sirens blazing and I’m looking through my peep

    Brothers out shooting and killing the peace

    The war is still raging out in the Middle East

    Politicians only concerned about the big seat

    Separating kinfolk with lies and deceit

    Too many divide and conquer and defeat

    Come on my people, let’s unite and get together please

     

    Can you hear me?  Testimony

    Inner city, urban story

    It’s time to unite

    Stop the fighting

    Everybody tonight

    Get back to love

    Get back to life

     

    I’ve had enough too many drugs on the street

    Children are dying aint got enough to eat

    Pimps and ho’s the only job that earns the keep

    Cops and the people ‘gainst each other on the street

    Religions of the world teaching social supremacy

    Separating kinsfolk with lies and deceit

    Too many divide and conquer and defeat

    Come on my people, let’s unite and get together please

     

    Ends with The Lord’s Prayer (kjv)

  • 06:00 Lyrics
    I've Had Enough (Slap_Ya Remix)

    I’ve Had Enough

    Ricky Harris

    Co-written by Nephew b

     

    Can you hear me?  Testimony

    Inner city, urban story

    It’s time to unite

    Let’s stop the fighting

    Everybody tonight

    Get back to love

    Get back to life

     

    I’ve had enough, I can’t even sleep

    Sirens blazing and I’m looking through my peep

    Brothers out shooting and killing the peace

    The war is still raging out in the Middle East

    Politicians only concerned about the big seat

    Separating kinfolk with lies and deceit

    Too many divide and conquer and defeat

    Come on my people, let’s unite and get together please

     

    Can you hear me?  Testimony

    Inner city, urban story

    It’s time to unite

    Stop the fighting

    Everybody tonight

    Get back to love

    Get back to life

     

    I’ve had enough too many drugs on the street

    Children are dying aint got enough to eat

    Pimps and ho’s the only job that earns the keep

    Cops and the people ‘gainst each other on the street

    Religions of the world teaching social supremacy

    Separating kinsfolk with lies and deceit

    Too many divide and conquer and defeat

    Come on my people, let’s unite and get together please

     

    Ends with The Lord’s Prayer (kjv)

NOTES
Rick Harris is a former lead singer with Rob Base and is known for his vocals on the Rob Base hit single "Turn It Out." Rick has been an accomplished musician with professional skills on guitar, piano, and percussion. Rick has won several Apollo Theater competitions and has toured with many bands and music artists across the USA and the World. Rick has returned to bring to the World an EP dedicated to his only daughter, Ebony... The songs on this EP have been inspired by many artists of the 70's like Parliament Funkadelic, Ohio Players, Gap Band, George Duke, Stanley Clarke, and many others he has studied. The guitar is truly Rick's favorite instrument despite his being very studied in piano, keyboards, and percussion. He showcases his guitar talent in just about every song. The EP has a plush blend of pop elements combined with r&b, jazz, and a taste of 70's style funkadelic on the track entitled, I've Had Enough. It truly gives the listener a range of reminiscent tones combined with a modern pop perspective that will truly delight the avid music lover. This one is a winner indeed...