Everyday Prophets

Everyday Prophets

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Everyday Prophets is dance music with depth. Take a reggae foundation and twist it with modern breakbeat, dancehall, and rock and out comes a fresh sound for a new time. Their hooks have captivated a growing audience in the northwest.

Biography

Everyday Prophets is dance music with depth.

Based in Portland, Oregon, the Prophets are a five-piece dub, rock, reggae band that has provided conscious party music for the Northwest since 2002. Having released a second studio album, Aflame, and added new members in the last calendar year, the Prophets continue their upward trajectory toward creating original music for more fans.

Frontman Aaron Green's charismatic vocals developed while playing with several roots reggae bands over the last decade, and has been able to blend his roots and dancehall influences to create a strong, new style.

Rick Wasserloos and Nick Green provide the foundation required for any good dance music: Bass and Drums. It is typical to hear One Drop, Ska, Hip-Hop, Reggaeton and even Disco Breakbeats from these guys.

Kevin McKennon on keys and Borfus Wallaby on lead guitar take turns wrapping your ears around dastardly solos and trippy atmospherics.

Some recent venues include the Northwest World Reggae Fest, Portland Hempstalk, Berbati’s Pan and the Ohm.

Their sound has elements of The Police, Reggaeton, Finley Quaye, Bassnectar and Anthony B.

Everyday Prophets is not your typical reggae band; their penchant for blending a wide range of styles into their original tunes sets them apart. Everyday Prophets clearly love playing music together, and the vibrant interaction between the band members and the audience is evident.

Their involvement in their community and collaboration with other bands and DJs has brought them respect and popularity in a flourishing local music scene.

Lyrics

Aflame

Written By: Aaron K. Green

Aflame Aflame Aflame. We’re gonna light it
Every, Everyday, Prophesize it

Some brothers sitting down. See them puffing on a long pipe, breaking on the front porch and they...are looking for another angel to see the light from, to see the light from
No one’s alone we are all looking for the truth, a piece of happiness
Seems like a long, long way we travel and search, trips across seas
People start reading holy books like the Bible, Bhagavad-Gita, and Koran
Bow down and kneel and pray, hoping for a better day, for a savior to save them
Because it’s a hard life, we need an answer someone to say “it’s gonna be okay”
And there’s the judgement of good and evil as if we have to play that game

Aflame Aflame Aflame. We’re gonna light it
Every, Everyday, Prophesize it

It’s possible for everyone to see a great spirit in life, a positivity
And share it with the people, the people, the people
Close our eyes once in a while, relax and let go the stresses we live
Become an open channel for information, we’re the third stone from the sun
In this time we are feeling strain environmentally and culturally
We are threatened by a war that should not be, should not be
So many cultures with their backs against the wall, prophets must arise
To share with us all a message of hope to carry us on

Aflame Aflame Aflame. We’re gonna light it
Every, Everyday, Prophesize it

Everyone can find a message we can see it, the truth is in our hearts we can feel it, feel it
All born with ability to receive prophesy
Mohammed, Moses, Buddha, Black Elk, Sellasie I, and Christ
Had a message for the people in their strife, in their life
Religions separating the people, they continue to pray, pray
Believing that their God is better than the rest there’s fighting, fighting
All prophet’s trying to say that there’s a prophet everyday
In your heart lives a message to light up the flame, the day, the way

Aflame Aflame Aflame. We’re gonna light it
Every, Everyday, Prophesize it

I Know What You’re Going Through

Written By: Aaron K. Green


Your lover’s trying to control you, they can’t let go
You see you’re losing your freedom and that’s no joke
Your heart is for loving but it’s going the wrong way
You’ve got got someone to hold you but all you feel is pain
Blaming yourself for situation you can’t get out of
Breaking your heart in pieces, you cry and shout out
I’ll show you some sympathy and overstanding
Life is a rocky road, I know that you can handle, ‘cause I...

I know what you’re going through
I know what you’re going through
I know what you’re going through
I know what you’re going through

You work work work in this here rat race
Basing your life on money, I see you hesitate
What’s this job, what’s this work, and what are you meant to do?
A nine to five wasting your time and now you’re feeling blue
You want to free your spirit, you want to up and quit
But you’ve got a mouth to feed, now you’d better feed it
I know you’re feeling stuck, I know you’ll pull through
Find some inspiration, I know that that is true. Ugh hugh

I know what you’re going through
I know what you’re going through
I know what you’re going through
I know what you’re going through

You’re traveling and you’re traveling and you’re looking for higher meaning
You leave your friends and family, your job and your city
Your life is flying by..... as if you missed it
Stand up. Wake up.
So you look deep deep deep into the sea
Then you really start to see the mystery
If I and I One why you feel so lonely lonely
Just come back, love up, and tell them what you know....that

I know what you’re going through
I know what you’re going through
I know what you’re going through
I know what you’re going through

Socializing, advertising, tearing yourself down
You party all night, just another round
You know you should take care, but you’re not
Exercise and meditate, but you forgot
Dragging your feet around this dirty little town
You’re acting like a clown, wearing a dirty frown, you’re not...
Taking care of yourself
Only you ooo ooo can make it all better, yes...

I know what you’re going through
I know what you’re going through
I know what you’re going through
I know what you’re going through

Discography

Everyday Prophets, 'Live at Flanagan's' (release date July 8,2006)

Everyday Prophets, 'Aflame' (Album, 2005) Airplay on KPSU, KBBZ, KBOO, KXZI

Everyday Prophets (Album, 2002) Airplay on KPSU, KBOO

Set List

A typical 90 minute set:

E.P. Berbati’s Pan PDX, Fri. 2/3/06
1) Aflame (Dm)
2) Roots Way (Em)
3) Stop That Train ( C)
4) All For You ( A#m)
5) Prophecy (Gm)
6) One Day To Live (Bm)
7) Burn Baby Burn (F#m)
8) You Move Me (Gm)
9) Green Light (Bbm)
10) Momentum (E)
11) Between 2 Worlds (Eb)
12) Elephant Song (Em)
13) Play DJ Play (C)
14) Electric Avenue (A)
15) Timeless Chant (Gm,Dm)
16) War (Gm,F)
17) Ism Skism (Em)
18) Night Rider/Come On (D#m)
19) Clappas/can’t live without a woman (D#m)
20) Monkey Boy (C)

We currently perform 50 originals and about 10 covers. Covers include; Breathe:Pink Floyd, Walking on the Moon:The Police, Land Down Under:Men at Work, and Stop That Train:Peter Tosh

Shows vary in length from 45 minutes to 3 1/2 Hours.