Fuck It Up feat Elli C

from Nothing to Say by Elijah Jalil

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Elijah Jalil is a singer-songwriter based in Missoula, Montana. Originally from the Bay Area (CA), Elijah made his way towards the mountains after studying theater in Portland, OR to work on his Masters of Fine Arts in Acting at the University of Montana. He is a dedicated social justice artist focused on changing the world by creating and collaborating on all forms of art.

Largely inspired by Hip-Hop, R&B, Soul, and other Pop genres, Elijah started his journey with a guitar and his voice. After playing at multiple open mics around Missoula, the consistently magical collaboration with Britt Arnesen helped this debut album, Nothing to Say, come to life.

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10. FUCK IT UP! (with ELLI C.)
Words and music by Elijah Jalil and Elli C
w/ music by Britt Arnesen

You said you’d wait for me
Stay for me
That’s what I like to hear
Mmm music to my ears

You’re where you said you’d be
Yes, baby
That’s what I like to see
Ohh windows to my soul

You said, “No questioning. Dance with me.”
Ohh now you speak my language
So, let’s fuck it up

Fuck it up (what?)
Fuck it up (what?)
Fuck it up (what?)
Fuck it up (what?)
Fuck it up
Fuck it up

Fuck it up
Fuck it up to me is a bunch of things
But it’s a positive thing, yaknow
You gotta
Tell your friends to fuck it up
Tell your family to fuck it up
Tell yourself to fuck it up
Tell everybody to fuck it up
Because it’s already fucked up
Excuse my language, but it is
And also know that it’s okay to fuck it up

This the breakdown
You either listenin or you not listenin
So, uh, listen in

(uh)
Fuck it up, fuck it up, fuck it up
Buckle up - it’s about to be a ride
If you wanna ride with me I’m about to be outside
Fuck Covid-19, nigga, I don’t like to hide

From the enemy, that’s a friend to me
Before they pulled me out the womb, they called me threatening

This ain’t new to me
I’m screaming mutiny
Go head, mute the tv,
Tune into me, you’ll see

(woooooh)

Or better yet listen
But please oh please, god, just make a decision
You wanna social distance
But I wanna kick it
I get it... but let’s get it anyway

Fuck it up
This is the time of our lives
The world needs our art, the people need it to thrive
Surviving? Nah, I’d rather aim higher
This a public service announcement, the song is a flyer

(So pass it around)

Fuck it up, fuck it down
Fuck it sideways, fuck it around
You don’t know what you can’t see
So come fuck it up with me

Fuck it up, yeah
Fuck it up

credits

from Nothing to Say, released September 18, 2020
Elijah Jalil - songwriter, vocals, world-changing inspiration
www.instagram.com/the_elijahjalil

Britt Arnesen - acoustic guitars, piano, upright bass, mandola, backup vocals, musical director, producer, recording engineer www.instagram.com/britt_arnesen

Elli C - duet vocalist on "Fuckitup"

Hudson James - duet vocalist and co-writer for "Wait and See"

Ron Meissner - electric guitar, electric bass, percussion

Rosie Cerquone - vibraphone on "Much Love" and "Downpour"

Barb Collins - violin on "Sunrise"

Spencer Hoveskeland - cellos on "Much Love" and "Nothing to Say", string bass on "Downpour"

Brian Hazard (Resonance Mastering) - mixing/mastering engineer

Recorded at Free Cycles Missoula in spring/summer 2020.

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Britt Arnesen Missoula, montana

Britt K. Arnesen is a Montana folksinger, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. Her latest projects are Nothing to Say by Elijah Jalil and a solo gospel-inspired album, Move in Closer. Britt is originally from Juneau, Alaska.

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