This is the original 1992 acapella of Ithaka’s eternal vocal-poem song “So Get Up”. The song, (inspired by Ithaka Darin Pappas’ own “escape” from his native Los Angeles to Portugal earlier the same year), was first written and recited for his daily participation on the program Quatro Bairro (Rádio Comerical, Lisbon). It has since become the most remixed vocal acapella in musical history!
Vocals/lyrics: Ithaka Darin Pappas
The end of the earth is upon us. Pretty soon it’ll all turn to dust.
So get up! Forget the past. Go outside and have a blast.
Go a thousand miles in a jet airplane.
Go out of your mind go insane.
To a place you never been before.
Eat ice cream or you’ll lick the floor.
‘Cause, the end of the earth is upon us.
Pretty soon it’ll all turn to dust.
Goodbye my friends. Goodbye world.
I’ll see you in the next life.