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Gotta Get Together

by Jack Fords

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Originally recorded in 2018 at Superior Sound Studios with engineer Jim Stewart, the song was a response by singer/songwriter and guitarist Brent Kirby to the deepening divisions he saw and felt in American society. But it was also a plea for people to work together in order to fix those same divisions. “It was simply something I started saying to myself and then became something I sang.”
Brent's original idea, a steady chant with only a few guitar chords, grew to anthemic proportions with the contributions of his bandmates Bobby Latina (guitar), Greg Campolieti (drums) and Edward Ángel Sotelo (bass). A mainstay of the Cleveland music scene for 15 years, the recorded performance of “Gotta Get Together” represents the true essence of the intense live approach that the Jack Fords are best known for.
As a hotly contested US election approaches ever closer, the band realized that the time was right for "Gotta Get Together” to be heard. "The song says everything that needs to be said about our current situation, both politically and as human beings," says drummer Greg Campolieti.

lyrics

This chain of love, can't be broken
Everybody here is still hoping,
It could be as dark as the night
We will make it to the morning light
We all gotta get together
We all gotta get together
We all gotta get together
Join our hands and become one
We must have a purpose
no negativity will break us
find the goodness in each other
We're all mothers, fathers, sisters, and brothers
We all gotta get together
We all gotta get together
We all gotta get together
Join our hands and become one
Speak tolerance, spirit, religion
no more racism and division
Only positive energy
What it means to feel free
We all gotta get together
We all gotta get together
We all gotta get together
Join our hands and become one
There's my side and there's your side
See the beauty on the inside
Safe in this space that we share
Find peace yes we can get there
We all gotta get together
We all gotta get together
We all gotta get together
Join our hands and become one

credits

released October 16, 2020
Greg Campolieti- drums
Brent Kirby- vocals, guitar
Bobby Latina- guitar
Ed Sotelo- bass
Written by Brent Kirby and Jack Fords
Copyright/Publishing 2020 Harvest Town Music LLC (ASCAP)
Recorded at Superior Sound
Engineered by Jim Stewart
Produced by Jack Fords
Mastered by Adam Boose at Cauliflower Audio
Artwork by Brent Kirby

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Jack Fords Cleveland, Ohio

Formed in Cleveland, OH in 2005, Jack Fords are genuine, greasy American rock’n’roll tunes are delivered with a charismatic, confident swagger, and their live show has been described as “earnest, dynamic, and engaging".

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