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Go Bravely

by Denise Chaila

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1.
CHAILA 03:11
I do what I want with my pronouns Keep it low key on my profile I raise the bar when I come through You already know it’s gonna go down My name’s not THAT hard to pronounce Pre-K, it’s not profound C H A I L A Sound the words out It’s not Chillay It’s not Chilala Not a hard pill to swalla Chailie or Chalia Chia, Chilla, Dilla That’s not my name Say my name I’ve got drive, don’t need gas I wanna go far not go fast Chemical X when I power up Turn back now? Hard pass I don’t go Dutch when I checkmate I keep the banner on my chest plate All your takes, so lukewarm You should just say it with your chest mate It’s not Chillay It’s not Chilala Not a hard pill to swalla Chailie or Chalia Chia, Chilla, Dilla That’s not my name Say my name Broke cycles every time that I spoke so I took the training wheels off Tour de France, covered new ground for all the hope that pain cost Not all who wander lose their faith and not all who wander are lost I know my heart and I know my name and I know the path that I walk I work this path so I can harvest Won’t pick my fruit from the low branches I don’t know you man but I know dances Pree the journey, who’s gonna stop this? I don’t need gifts if you look Musky, Stay philanthro-pissed Don’t need your Concern if you’ll look at me And see a ‘Trocáire kid’ Flow on lough like Derg Don’t care what you heard My word is my bond And my name is my word The soul of my world (and) It’s not Chillay It’s not Chilala Not a hard pill to swalla Chailie or Chalia Chia, Chilla, Dilla That’s not my name Say my name C H A I L A C H A I L A (x4) See? I do what I want with my pronouns Keep it low key on my profile I raise the bar when I come through You already know it’s gonna go down My name’s not THAT hard to pronounce Pre-K, it’s not profound C H A I L A Sound the words out It’s not Chillay It’s not Chilala Not a hard pill to swalla Chailie or Chalia Chia, Chilla, Dilla That’s not my name Say my name
2.
Holy Grail 02:45
Galileo Galileo let me show the holy grail Pendragon flow burning, sweet Merlin Galileo, Galileo Galileo, Galileo Galileo Galileo let me show the holy grail Pendragon flow burning, sweet Merlin Galileo, Galileo Galileo, Galileo I lost the plot and then flipped it I ate the beat and remixed it Got Genesis in my chromosomes And got joy all up in my system I found my sweet spot I don’t want what he’s got Looking for my EGOT Body the beat And then pose for my mugshot I do it in one shot Say you’ll pass over me? See you from the stage at Glastonbury Looks like you need some Vitamin D I’m not playing your RPGs Don’t give me advice if you don’t drink water No more olive branches to offer I am the author I am the, I am the— Galileo Galileo let me show the holy grail Pendragon flow burning, sweet Merlin Galileo, Galileo Galileo, Galileo Galileo Galileo let me show the holy grail Pendragon flow burning, sweet Merlin Galileo, Galileo Galileo, Galileo I don’t want a portion, I am the meal I don’t want an offer, I am the deal I don’t care who’s bringing what to the table I built this house, how’d you feel? How’s it feel? I didn’t read you, I just described you You’re not my rival Clock it like Ahmed When I get lied to I am not like you I am not like you Chilling like Luke, I’m not Forcing a title I want the best seat I want the top floor I want the best view Oscar Wilde’ing out I’m so Febreeze, I’ll come through and air you out If you’re looking for me Galileo Galileo let me show the holy grail Pendragon flow burning, sweet Merlin Galileo, Galileo Galileo, Galileo Galileo Galileo let me show the holy grail Pendragon flow burning, sweet Merlin Galileo, Galileo Galileo, Galileo
3.
Rí Rá 03:02
Got a rí ra Hallelujah Feeling so Sinne fianna I will not fall Got a bualadh bos for my drive Keep the pressure on Never lessen that’s lesson one Got a rí ra Hallelujah Feeling so Sinne fianna I will not fall Got a bualadh bos for my drive Keep the pressure on Never lessen that’s lesson one Everyone is family but everything is relative I won’t trust a hypothesis without a frame of reference My socialite was getting dim Been wasting my energy Hiding under bushels and memories and lethargy So honestly Curiosity killed my day job But keep it I don’t want it back Don’t judge a book by its spilt milk cause your last chance might be your last Unavailable, airplane mode you can’t crack my Eir Code Lend me your ear and I’ll show you how I Gogh Greatness on the brain, I’m not afraid of what what where when who Gave this my government name, I’m just saying Watch watch what I’ll do They say they’re looking for change I’ve got the pieces together Grey skies so I learned how to reign and now I’m forecasting the weather Got a rí ra Hallelujah Feeling so Sinne fianna I will not fall Got a bualadh bos for my drive Keep the pressure on Never lessen that’s lesson one Got a rí ra Hallelujah Feeling so Sinne fianna I will not fall Got a bualadh bos for my drive Keep the pressure on Never lessen that’s lesson one I do the dam thing like Ardnacrusha I’m too Kaunda too Mandela Too Seán nós and too griot Too Fionn MacCumhaill too Sidhe and Too Fela Skip to my Angelou I only, I only answer to Truth I made a promise to Never limit my view Why keep the gate when I could walk through it Why Spin the track when I could pirouette Walking down these emerald isles I’ll bet my family name on this I don’t die on hills I move mountains I know my joy is in Zion Set my intentions then lap them Positive charge in my ions Home is where the heart is No home is where my art is No home is where none of my dreams are ever at risk Home is where I’m not holding all your trauma like I’m atlas Because I know that I’ve got this But I know that I deserve rest God save the children I’m gorgeous and young, God bless my heart Look at how far I’ve come, Spotless and blameless- Addicted to shame less- Accustomed to claiming- My path but I’m making a plan Making a mark Making a stand Making an oath and I’m holding my ground Holding my sound Take what I’ve found Making a move and I’m holding it down Got a rí ra Hallelujah Feeling so Sinne fianna I will not fall Got a bualadh bos for my drive Keep the pressure on Never lessen that’s lesson one Got a rí ra Hallelujah Feeling so Sinne fianna I will not fall Got a bualadh bos for my drive Keep the pressure on Never lessen that’s lesson one
4.
Move 02:19
Ran in too many circles Feeling so trypophobia Got my eyes on the prize Keep the goal in focus Rose colored glasses blur my vision like pink eye Fine lines, fine wines, school fines, trying times You know that they said that I’d know better when I got older? Stacking my bundles I’m sew-inspired I don’t need closure Money is not the motive This is More than euro vision And I’m way too broke to pay more than Homage or pay attention I’ve been feeling different... Need the serotonin quicker I’m not about to swap a Sunday roast For liquid dinners Or lose my heart or lose my sanity I lost my pride almost my vanity But I don’t clear my browser history (Anymore) Stand by my word, know what I’m living for But some gift horses be looking mad Trojan The hand that fed you might’ve got you looking mad broken I won’t be a puppet, no I won’t be a token I’m my own meal ticket I’ve been on my way I’ve been a buffet I’ve been a whole snack Been looking gourmet So If you’re not tryna dance Don’t Tell me how to move If you’re not tryna dance Don’t Tell me how to move If you’re not tryna dance Don’t Tell me how to move If you’re not tryna dance then, Move. So If you’re not tryna dance Don’t Tell me how to move If you’re not tryna dance Don’t Tell me how to move If you’re not tryna dance Don’t Tell me how to move If you’re not tryna dance then, Move. Bun a waiting list I was made for this The weight helped me carry the wait Can’t dismiss The pain of patience Healing doesn’t come too quick But it’s different When you know that you were made for it I’m made for this So If you’re not tryna dance Don’t Tell me how to move If you’re not tryna dance Don’t Tell me how to move If you’re not tryna dance Don’t Tell me how to move If you’re not tryna dance then, Move. So If you’re not tryna dance Don’t Tell me how to move If you’re not tryna dance Don’t Tell me how to move If you’re not tryna dance Don’t Tell me how to move If you’re not tryna dance then, Move.
5.
All my jazz and all my soul All my jazz and all my soul Said I’ve got all my jazz and all my soul I give it to you like Nat King Cole All this jazz and this my soul I give it to you like Nat King Cole All this.. all this soul I give it to you like Nat King Cole All my jazz and all my soul I give it to you like Nat King If I’m not causing a scene I’m directing mine And I will be for a very long time Commit to my craft like “do or die” So I’m repping my ends like R O I Prometheus; I bring the fire and the heat Don’t worry bout me my darg, I’m fine Not Icarus, but if I put it on wax Then I’m still gon’, still gon’ fly I walked the green mile, crossed the grand line Gallifreying on black people time Dragon born, so I’m done being quiet Cause I’ve got the thu’um and the will of fire Kobayashi? Nah I’m Kirking the system It’s a new day Crane your head and be a witness Too much ‘thoughts’ Call me Ho, Ho, Ho, Ho-Kage Got no leaf hidden No nin missing The heart of the cards got no Ace missing I’m done binge thinking Brainwashed but I— I’ve been thinking Was too diluted to concentrate So now all of my thoughts are from concentrate Dot my t’s cross my I’s and I lay them straight But The only thing straight is my face The only thing straight is my drink I only cut straight to the chase I’m here to straighten the way You better get out of the way Cause I’m praying for faith to do what I believed What happened to my heroes wont happen to me There’s no guarantees in this scene So if I’m not taking a stand then I’m taking a knee For all my jazz and all my soul Give it to you like Nat King Cole All my jazz and my soul Give it to you like Nat King King All my jazz is all I know I give it to you like Nat King Cole Tell the truth and shame the devil There’s too many debts I have to settle Sour grapes will have me feeling pressed, Wining Broken promises and bad timing Tell the truth and learn to breathe I’ve been laid up with anxiety All these edges have been pushing me So now I’m weightlifting to find my peace Find all my jazz and all my soul I give it to you like Nat King Cole All my jazz and all my soul but I give it to you like Nat King Cole All my jazz is all I know I give it to you like Nat King Cole All my jazz and all my soul Hmmm All that jazz and all that soul All that jazz and all that soul All that jazz and all that soul All that jazz and all that soul Hmmm Hmmm Hmmm Hmmm All that jazz and all that soul All that jazz and all that soul Hmmm Hmmm Hmmm Hmmm
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7.
Pieces 04:09
I’m Learning how to wait Make it simple I’m moving with my weight Don’t look back I finally found a pace I can sing to No fear can hide my face Or block my path This is day by day by day I’m moving forward I’m still not sure if home is where I’m from or where I’m going While I’m alive pain will not be all I’ve got While I’m alive I won’t sacrifice my heart Might lose track of my train of thought and derail But never halt If I don’t know what peace is I still won’t live in pieces No I can’t live in pieces If I don’t know peace is I still won’t live in pieces I won’t live in pieces If I don’t know what peace is I still won’t live in pieces No I can’t live in pieces If I don’t know peace is I still won’t live in pieces I won’t live in pieces No more No more no more No more No more no more No more No more no more When I couldn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel I was shining through the dark the whole time Couldn’t see the forest for the trees, or my growth through the leaves These Achilles heels gave me new height I could take these shots or call them Be a dreamer or stay sleepwalking All of those tears were hallowed ground Every breath sounds like an anthem So it’s day by day by day I’m moving forward I’m still not sure if home is where I’m from or where I’m going While I’m alive I will not abandon faith While I’m alive I will not abandon grace Might need to slow my pace and break But that is not my fate If I don’t know what peace is I still won’t live in pieces No I can’t live in pieces If I don’t know peace is I still won’t live in pieces I won’t live in pieces If I don’t know what peace is I still won’t live in pieces No I can’t live in pieces If I don’t know peace is I still won’t live in pieces I won’t live in pieces No more No more no more No more No more no more No more No more no more No more No more no more No more No more no more No more No more no more
8.
Anseo 02:35
If you’re looking for your black James Bond? Anseo Spice box, taxi by the centra? Anseo Sailor moon remixed by Fela, C’est moi I am not a queen I’m a Pharoah, sha your black James Bond? Anseo Spice box, taxi by the centra? Anseo Sailor moon remixed by Fela, C’est moi I am not a queen I’m a Pharoah, sha Call CNN or NBC, Sky News Someone call the BBC Everything’s feeling CCTV Don’t watch, I’ll give you sum’n to see Keep your gurus I am not afraid of your juju Can’t touch my Shaka Zulu My little brother could slew you With two good minutes and a lickle google search Realize that I’m woke, but I’ll take a nice nap Dont sleep on me blud I bite back Bun a xanax, I don’t lack in good advice Even my vices cant hold me back I’ve done all the side quests All the sound checks Vision is high res Racking up mileage Everything I said I still stand by I don’t idle no I don’t stand by Check myself, I’ve gotta get my mind right Can’t be looking like Dial up I’m WiFi Won’t stay courtside Won’t beg a co-sign Pen is a goldmine I’m not inclined To stop now that I’ve started Back track, side step or half heart it Couldn’t predict this if you natal chart it Can’t navigate my stars And no one can parr it I’m your black James Bond Anseo Spice box, taxi by the centra Anseo Sailor moon remixed by Fela C’est moi I’m not a queen I’m a Pharoah sha your black James Bond Anseo Spice box, taxi by the centra Anseo Sailor moon remixed by Fela C’est moi I’m not a queen I’m a Pharoah sha What was that again? We’re back at it again and oh Lord they’re panicking again What? Painicking again? They’re panicking again Cause it’s a shenanigan again Wait, what was that again? We’re back at it again and oh Lord they’re panicking again What? Painicking again? They’re panicking again Cause it’s a shenanigan again Wait, what was that again? We’re back at it again and oh Lord they’re panicking again What? Painicking again? They’re panicking again Cause it’s a shenanigan again Wait, what was that again? We’re back at it again and oh Lord they’re panicking again What? Painicking again? They’re panicking again Cause it’s a shenanigan again Wait, what was that again?
9.
You can’t stop me here You know you can’t stop me here Went in the booth with a panic attack Went on the offense like “this is my year” This is my life, can’t stop me here This is my choice, can’t stop me here Stayed in bed for three days on my back Still came through like your worst nightmare (x2) You run your mouth I run things Done things you never did No stunting Function like I’m giving this all or nothing No time wasted wondering So much ceili in my kopala Yes I talk just like my father Yes I’ve got my mothers instincts So if I meet a ceiling I’m going harder Can’t pee on my head and call it rain Lane swerve when you don’t have range Want me to think you’re a bad online But still won’t claim your government name I know how to keep it cute but spit venom If you want proof then class is in session If I refuse to get in my way What makes you think you’re special The bell doesn’t dismiss you, I do I refuse to stay idle Don’t bow to idols or titles or titans Keep myself bridled I don’t like my modesty false Am I too much or are you not enough Don’t entertain insecurities Lower my tone? For who? For what? Are you lost? You can’t stop me here You know you can’t stop me here Went in the booth with a panic attack Went on the offense like “this is my year” This is my life, can’t stop me here This is my choice, can’t stop me here Stayed in bed for three days on my back Still came through like your worst nightmare You can’t stop me here You know you can’t stop me here Went in the booth with a panic attack Went on the offense like “this is my year” This is my life, can’t stop me here This is my choice, can’t stop me here Stayed in bed for three days on my back Still came through like your worst nightmare Remember when I got the third degree Right after I dropped out of my first degree So now I don’t speak With doubt in my mouth About what I claim Or what I 4C Two roads diverged And I won’t turn back So I took my time And walked through the trees Til I made my own path I know what I lack And I hold what I have I respect where I come from Won’t break myself for a culture Won’t self destruct with distraction Want more than passion If this thing is real I want more than a fraction If you hate it go ahead and put a ban on it They said watch the throne I kept my eye on it Only want it if it’s iconic Watch the dots connect
10.
Down 02:47
Leigh anois go curamach, Don’t need an autopsy to open up Wear my pajamas to the corner shop I keep my ion what makes me up I dance on the graves of dead traditions No lip service to bad religion Cleaning house like I’m playing quidditch Can’t waste time doubting my decisions An bfhuil cead agam ag dul go dtí— I don’t need permission to be free Can’t affect my confidence adversely I’m well versed so you won’t out verse me Round of applause for the ones who say you’re clapped when you turn them down Imagine being able to be anything And CHOOSING to stay a clown I could Bryce Wayne or Batman I could play nice or show you Arkham Come in my inbox again and I’ll chat to your girl and raise her standards, Badman Don’t let the internet make you brave When you wouldn’t say it with bass Say it to my face Say it with your chest Say it with your heart Know what? Say less I’ll cross that bridge when I burn it I’ll give credit when you earn it My pupils taught me the vision Don’t need anyone to affirm it Leigh anois go curamach Can’t define who I am with a Trocaire box I might graduate with my bonnet on And a Colgate smile like Chip Skylark I wear my tracksuit under my socks so You already know where I’m from Looking like United Colors of Bennetton What accent is that? All of them. (Call me Saoirse) Shea Butter Shaka Zulu I’ll show you the meaning of Ja de vu Character arc on Zuko I could strike a match or light up a fuse Junchuuriki without a seal I am not afraid of my Biju though Envision the waves I don’t wanna coast I am not afraid to say I have No-Tions. I know my power I am the princess, the tower, the dragon A young Bilbo Baggins And I am not dragging anybody with me Tell your king I’ve got the keys to the city I won’t go away quietly I don’t Everest it’s peak Summit up I am the life in my own streams I’m the girl of my own dreams You cannot hold me (down) I could Fit a lecture in sixteen bars I could make a scene and make you dance I don’t get even I even the odds Calculated when it don’t add up You are not a leader til you make one Looks like you need a consultation I don’t need you to rate me I’ll send my rates on
11.
Yuh! Go bravely Walk with truth in your steps and leave your mark in fire on the ground you've left behind Combine insatiable curiosity with the desire to understand Your mind, your intellect and passion are the hallmarks of a life ablaze, of a heart aflame Your imagination is like the breath of the dawn Breaking over your fingertips for you to paint life on The world that surrounds you So just Go, bravely! So much rises and falls on your perspective And attitude The way you view the thing will determine what it is you actually do So never let what you think you know determine how your life unfolds And Don't ever create a definition for impossible Just Go, bravely! Beautiful, I’m loveable, you need to know I’m not alone, I won’t be stopped, I have my God inside of me My haters run at the sight of me I’m so untouch-able Show me what’s impossible Show me where I cannot go Show me what’s impossible – pause! Let me stop you there! Be the intrepid explorer of what is unknown Ignore the people who can’t comprehend that you are more, More than your pain, more than your trauma More than the people that you know, the things that you do or the way you've grown Take time to examine your soul Look and see Reach high and think deep Just Go, bravely! And if you have to go alone Go! Walk your path, shed regret And dance with the sun in every footstep Leave your mark in fire on the ground you left behind and just go! Bravely! Go, bravely! I pretended I lose sleep on you I declare it a lie and that’s true Close my eyes when you talk I just snooze Come surprise me and do something new Dodge-balling miss me with your platitudes Perfect timing, I found my breakthrough Faith would have it, I dance to His tune Fear once had me but it’s gone too soon Shyness put on ice Safety sacrificed Doubt’s still on my mind But I’ll be just fine Shadow on one side I walk in the light She said I’m the one Only claim what’s mine Trucking on To my favourite song Praising God Offset the odds Take about a minute just to kill em all off Forgiveness on my heart forever but I won’t let a man crop me out Of The puzzle, I know your ways, you’re scheming on my deposit Shame! Lame move man, where I’m from that could set you on flames, Burning up, fire Make up on all your desires Set against I and I Is bad for business Achilles’ Heels of your time’s in the building Finish line check for the one who chose to go safely Genesis… Is nigh Genesis… for sure, Is nigh for the those who dare to go BRAVELY!!!

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This 11 track mixtape is Chaila's first body of work to be released since her two-track 2019 EP, 'Duel Citizenship'. Produced by her narolane records cohort, MuRli, 'Go Bravely' features current single 'Holy Grail' as well as the opening song that catapulted her to 'household name' status, 'Chaila'.

'Go Bravely' is a statement of intent from one of the most exciting artists making music in Ireland - and beyond - right now.

Denise Chaila says: "This mixtape is a series of sonic polaroids; a patchwork collection of snapshots and messages that came to me in the midst of overwhelming messiness. These songs are affirmations and declarations from every part of me that refused to lie down and give up when everything in me told me I should. 'Go Bravely' is the purest expression of my faith I’ve ever articulated. It means: Come as you are. One foot in front of the other. Leave nothing of yourself behind. Stop waiting to be ready. Choose yourself. Just start. Go Bravely."

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released October 2, 2020

All tracks written by Denise Chaila.
Produced by MuRli.
Recorded & mixed by Mawuli Boevi (narolane records) in Limerick & Tenerife.
Mastered by Barry Gardner.
Photography by Mark Logan.
Tracks 3, 5 & 7 features Keys by Farah Elle & background vocals by God Knows.
Track 5 features vocals by Outsider YP.
Track 6 features production by Denise Chaila.
Track 7 features guitar by Steve Ryan and
additional piano by Aine Doolan.
Track 11 features guest vocals by MuRli.
Artwork by Kenneth Adams (collective).
Executive Producer: God Knows

Thanks,

To: the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media for their Funding Support of this release.


To: Emmanuella, Kimberly, Mathew, Guide, Steve (Hall), Patrick O Brien, Steve (Ryan) Sallay and Emma, cltv, Séan Murray and my PX brothers,
Caryl, Deirdre & Jack (Quaternity!), Trevor and Carys, Farah Elle, Aine Doolan, Sheena Madden, Brother Alec and aunty Pearl, Lucy Cadena,
My Lord Yeshua, Tanya, Sharon Bolanta, Glenda and Reuben, Lighthouse!!, Boris Hunka, Elijah and Lydia Chaila, LPC & LBC, and every single Chaila,
Chisabingo, Mulesa, Lialabi, Mbewe, Sindano and Phiri who shares my bloodline: you make me braver. You keep my hope alive. I’m proud to know you.

And to Mawuli and Munya; here’s to more than we can ask, think, or imagine.

“Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.”
Psalm 30:5

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Denise Chaila

In her breakthrough track Copper Bullet, Denise Chaila succinctly described the thriving hip-hop scene in Ireland.

The fact that Chaila was able to convey the sentiment of a nation in one perfect line displays both the depth and skill of the Irish MC.

It perhaps partially explains why, following the release of her debut EP Denise has become one of the most in-demand MCs in Ireland and beyond.
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