Sunday, January 25, 2015

The Puritan





Are we institutionalised
By the demands of today?
In our regalia are we ok?







Because the flash of a blade
Is one less getting paid
There in the line
And the ice and gold
Is just a double code




 

It's a paradigm
For every little thing
That fashion gives you
Yeah







So the puritan
On a Monday morning said
Happy sad melody
I'm waltzing
On an amazing pulse
In a pornographic sea
Where the absent blade





Is one less in parade
To throw overboard
And the ice and gold
Is just a double code
It's a metaphor
For every little thing
That fashion gives you
Yeah






I'm falling into something
That plays upon the metronome
In your heart
It's smoke and it's mirrors
Until the auto cue starts
Then the dry ice comes





And we start sucking our thumbs on the TV
And the joy of people
Spirited away so merrily
Is part of every little thing
That fashion gives you
Yeah






Here we go
Hey puritan, hey puritan
What you gonna do about it?
It's all smoke and mirrors
What you gonna do about it?
'



Hey puritan, hey puritan
What you gonna do about it?
What you gonna do about it?

The Blur

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

I stand alone







Sometimes we feel alone
But alone ain’t always wrong






Alone in a crowded room
My mind made up like a powder room
I’m the sun, giving the clouds some room
I shine, shine like the hour noon
Tune is to stay in step with every day men
And women, the rythym of the realness





 
Still I’m Legend like Will Smith
In the presence of the fake I am a real gift
Open it, hopin' it'd be something dope in it
Movement of the people getting motion sick
We ride on the highs and lows of it
On the Southside, we got hosed for it



 
Standing up like Rich Pryor
We get fire and inspire 'bout a prospect to get higher
Your sire on the throne grew up around the stones
The ranger, so I stand alone






I’m flying high up in the sky
I will not run, I will not hide
I stand alone, I stand alone





The only test is to survive
I will succeed I will not die
I stand alone, I stand alone





Success it is, we blessed to live
Not just my kids, want the best for his
Progression lives where the lessons is

Robert Glasper

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Easy





Easy, easy
Pull out your heart
To make the being alone




Easy, easy
Pull out your heart
To make the being alone
Easy, easy






Easy, easy
Pull back the bridles back to make
Losing control






 
Easy, easy
Crushed what you're holding,
So you can say letting go is,
Easy, easy







Oh, easy, easy
Burn all your things
To make the fight to forget





Easy, oh, easy
Burn all your things
To make the fight to forget
Easy






Easy, easy
Pull out your heart
To make the being alone






Easy, easy
Pull out your heart
To make the being alone
Easy

Son Lux

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Chained




I watched you breathe in
And I wished you'd stop
Only for long enough
Long enough






It's hard to say





Separate or combine
I ask you one last time
Did I hold you too tight?
Did I not let enough light in?




If a feeling appears
If your mind should sway
It's not a secret you should keep
I won't let you slip away






We used to be closer than this
We used to be closer than this
We used to get closer than this
Is it something you missed?





We used to be closer than this
We used to be closer than this
We used to get closer than this
Is it something you missed?






Winged or chained
I ask you would you have stayed
Did I hold you too tight?
Did I not let enough light in?

The XX

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

1957



Your house that sits behind me 
Is covered in ivy green 
The windows that we watch from 
Are old and chipping at the beam






It takes me away 
Takes me away 







The scent you wear moves in lines 
From your apartment into mine 
You act like you don't know me 
My god, you tempt my anxious mind 





It takes me away 
Takes me away 





Would it be much better if I knew nothing about you 
Would it be much better if I knew nothing about you 





I'll go,
I'll go I... 








It takes me away 
Takes me away 

Milo Greene

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Fever


Fever, where'd you run to?
Fever, where'd you run to?
Acting right is so routine
Fever, let me live a dream







Fever, I'm a slave to
No one misbehaved too
Fever, they're misunderstood
Wouldn't leave you if I could
Fever






Fever 'cause I'm breaking
Fever got me aching
Fever, why won't you explain?
Break it down again







Fever got me guilty
Just go ahead and kill me
Fever, why won't you explain?
Break it down again





Fever, can you hear me?
Fever, can you hear me?
You shook me like I've never been
Now show me how to live again






Used to be a blessing
But fever's got me stressing
Realize I am to blame
But fever let me play the game
Fever





Fever, 'cause I'm breaking
Fever got me aching
Fever, why won't you explain
Break it down again






Fever got me guilty
Just go ahead and kill me
Fever, why won't you explain
Break it down again






Now if the cold pale light in your eyes
Reaches those horizon lines
You know not to leave her





Fever

The Black Keys

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Little Girl Blue





Sit there
and count your fingers.
What can you do?
Old girl, you're through
Sit there
and count your little fingers
unlucky little girl blue.






Sit there
count the raindrops
falling on you.
It's time you knew
All you can count on
is the raindrops
that fall on little girl blue






No use, old girl
you may as well surrender
your hope is getting slender
Why won't somebody send
a tender blue boy
to cheer the little the girl blue?






When I was very young
the world was younger than I
as merry as a carousel.
The circust tent was strung
with every star in the sky
above the ring I loved so well






Now the young world has grown old
gone are the tinsel and gold.







No use, old girl
you may as well surrender
your hope is getting slender
Why won't somebody send
a tender blue boy
to cheer the little the girl blue?
cheer little girl blue

Anita O' Day