Thursday, October 31, 2013

Many Moons Playlist


Click Play Below, or View on YouTube
for a Janelle Monae Playlist

Beginning with the First Emotion Picture "Many Moons"

as the Alpha Platinum 9000 are released to the market
and Cindi Mayweather performs for a full house (including Deep Cotton) 


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Runaway Radio

Runaway Radio

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Image via Essence.com - Performing at #EssenceFest 2014 [ARTICLE]

Analysis


Inspired by Outkast’s “B.O.B.” and the Ramone’s “Blitzkrieg Bop”; Greg Tate’s witty observation that “someday the only culture we’ll have left is what we can carry in our pockets”; and by Steve Jobs, who made this notion a reality. Also inspired by Jes Grew in Ishmael Reed’s Mumbo Jumbo and by the curse of fukú in Junot Diaz’s The Brief Wondrous History of Oscar Wao.” CLICK FOR SOURCE PAGE

Lyrics

Verse 1:

I gave the girl a gat
We were down in Calcutta
We were ready to rock
And the bodies to drop
There go the children
Dancing in the streets…
They got the knives of the future
All in their teeth…

Chorus:

All the highs you think you know
Runaway Radio
Mumbo jumbo soul
Runaway Radio
The freedom motherlode
Runaway Radio
Style on a dial then roll
Runaway Radio

Refrain:

It’s so lonely at the top
The sky is all around now…
Am I a freak cuz I get weak
The streets don’t love my beat now…
If I jump, can I go fly
Or will I crash and die now…
Am I free if I can’t speak
And be what I can be now…

Verse 2:

“ooh it’s time,”
The girl said to me
“I’m sick of bread! I want wine—
And techno-luxuries!”
Now another culture’s
Come and gone
They got a McDonald’s
But no native songs…

Chorus:

All the highs you think you know
Runaway Radio
Mumbo jumbo soul
Runaway Radio
The freedom motherlode
Runaway Radio
And all your culture’s portable
On Runaway Radio…

Lyrics by Chuck Lightning

Music
Credits

"Ink Is An Instrument Publishing (ASCAP)/Tang Nivri Publishing (ASCAP). Ink Is An Instrument Publishing (ASCAP)/Tang Nivri Publishing (ASCAP). A “Clash Meets Funkadelic” adventure story Produced, Arranged, and Composed by Wonder & Lightning. Recorded at Wondaland Recording Studios in Atlanta, GA. Engineered by Control Z. Mixed by Chris Carmouche at Stankonia Recording, Atlanta, GA. Mastered by Joe LaPorta at Sterling Sound, NYC. Sony Microjam 2200: Chuck Lightning. Neptune Jungle 5000 Drums and assorted ATLien Drum Programming: Nate Wonder. African riot squad drums: Young Pete Alexander. Rhythm and Lead Guitar Revolution by: Johnathan Merenevitch and Kellindo Parker. “Somebody Betta Jam Up in Here” Synthesizers: Nate Wonder. Bass: Nate Wonder. Head Griot and Manic Hollering: Chuck Lightning. Background Afropunk Choir: Nate Wonder and Chuck Lightning.CLICK FOR SOURCE PAGE

Call to Glory

Call to Glory

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Image via @DeepCotton Twitter [ARTICLE]

Analysis


"Inspired by Apollonia’s Lake Minnetonka purification sequence in Purple Rain and Erich Von Daniken’s magisterial work The Chariots of the Gods." CLICK FOR SOURCE PAGE

Lyrics

It is now 1954, 7:54 PM on your chronograph pyramid or sundial

Please find your way to the water. The Further, the Nile, the Amazon, the Tigris, the Mississippi, the Atlantic Ocean, a claw foot bathtub, a pool

Take your clothes off. Don't be afraid to be a freak! We are all family and lovers now

This is my voice saying, "Let there be jams!" Dive on in, swim 'til you see the light

We're waiting on y'all

Music
Credits

"Ink Is An Instrument Publishing (ASCAP)/Tang Nivri Publishing (ASCAP)/Daddy Kellis Publishing (ASCAP). Mad Beach party Produced, Arranged and Composed by Wonder & Lightning. Additional Composition by Kellindo Parker, Lord of the Voodoo Children. Recorded at Wondaland Recording Studios in Atlanta, GA. Engineered by Roman GianArthur. Mixed by Chris Carmouche at Stankonia Recording, Atlanta, GA. Mastered by Joe LaPorta at Sterling Sound, NYC. Jam Evangelic Ministry: Chuck Lightning. Guitar Strumming: Kellindo Parker.CLICK FOR SOURCE PAGE

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Milk Dies

Milk Dies

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Image via Deep Cotton Twitter [LINK]

Analysis


Inspired by the torn knees in Kurt Cobain’s jeans; Weezer’s Blue Album; the sunshine in Pavement’s “Summer Babe”; and Brian Wilson eating an ice cream cone, while realizing that the summer is finally coming to an end.” CLICK FOR SOURCE PAGE

Lyrics

I’m alone all alone even when I’m
Not alone I like to think that I’m alone
It’s okay your love can’t save me anyway
You’re like a priest teaching the deaf to pray
Crumble down every statue in this town
I feel it now the darkness gathering like the clouds
Deep inside God bless the bullets flying by
I want to ride on the tears in your eyes

Chorus:

I cry at night
I’m laughing at the world too
But it’s alright
I’m dancing in it with you…
I cry at night
I’m laughing at the world too
But it’s alright
All because I want you…

Verse 2

It comes around every time I go downtown
Silent sounds, screeching and screaming round
Maybe you can feel it when I’m kissing you
The way it’s black, the way it winds away to blue
It’s all a bruise- artists call ‘em beauty marks
I see no beauty, just a painting bleeding in the park
So this is life: no heroes live through the night
And it all dies, everything you need in life…

Lyrics by Chuck Lightning
Music


Credits

"Ink Is An Instrument Publishing (ASCAP)/Tang Nivri Publishing (ASCAP)/Daddy Kellis Publishing (ASCAP). A Sid and Nancy adventure story Produced, Arranged, and Composed by Wonder & Lightning. Additional Composition by Kellindo Parker, Lord of the Voodoo Children. Recorded at Wondaland Recording Studios in Atlanta, GA. Engineered by Control Z. Mixed by Chris Carmouche at Stankonia Recording, Atlanta, GA. Mastered by Joe LaPorta at Sterling Sound, NYC. Apple Microjamm 9000: Chuck Lightning. Lost lonely drum fills and chaotic heartbeats: Young Pete Alexander. Electric Buzz Guitars by: Kellindo. Sickening Synthesizers: Nate Wonder. Bass: Nate Wonder. Vocal Harmonic Waterfalls: Nate Wonder. Lead Soulful Soliloquy: Chuck Lightning. Background Bullies: Nate Wonder and Chuck Lightning.CLICK FOR SOURCE PAGE

Monday, October 28, 2013

Fork n' Knife

Fork n' Knife

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Image via Deep Cotton Twitter [LINK]

Analysis


Inspired by the Blaxploitation vampire classic Ganja and Hess; Stan Skibby’s bleeding guitar ministry; and all the beautiful monsters in our lives, including but certainly not limited to our own (missing) reflections.” CLICK FOR SOURCE PAGE

Lyrics

Verse 1:

I was so good to you, I just loved your ways
You were so good to me, I just felt so free
To show my emotion and just hold your hand
Even though you’s a vampire, I was still your man

Refrain:

But it’s true…the fangs get to you…
And it ain’t right…Love is robbing me blind…
And it ain’t fair…we had a good thang goin’ there…
But it’s cool…but take this thought with you…

Chorus:

Was I ever cruel to you?
Was I ever wrong to feel?
Some say it’s love when it burns down
Your lil’ town, turns it upside down…
You never told me why
You ate my soul and sucked me dry
Le petit mort is the name
To kiss n’ kill and eat the pain…

Verse 2:

The invisibility of my reflection still bothers me
Although the lack of thereof makes me feel mo’ free
Last night I grabbed this red hot mama, sucked her off to dust
(damned her soul), and just funked her up

Refrain

Chorus

Guitar Solo, vamp n’ ad lib out

Lyrics by Chuck Lightning
Music

Credits

"Ink Is An Instrument Publishing (ASCAP)/Tang Nivri Publishing (ASCAP). A Vampire Romance Produced, Arranged, and Composed by Wonder & Lightning. Engineered by Control Z. Mixed by Chris Carmouche at Stankonia Recording, Atlanta, GA. Mastered by Joe LaPorta at Sterling Sound, NYC. Sony Microjam 2200: Chuck Lightning. Rhythm and Lead Guitar Wah Wah Screams and Kisses: Stan Skibby. Orgasmic Organ: Larry Whichamacallit. “Booty Don’t Lie” Bass: Dre Bowman. Satin Sheet Drum Programming: Nate Wonder. Lead Vocal Antics: Chuck Lightning and Nate Wonder. Dirty South Vampire Choir: Nate Wonder and Chuck Lightning."

Sunday, October 27, 2013

The Reanimator (Concerning Electric Kool-Aid in Watts, UFOs in Harlem, and What Really Happened in Atlantis)

The Reanimator 
(Concerning Electric Kool-Aid in Watts,
UFOs in Harlem, and What Really Happened in Atlantis) 

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Image via Essence.com - Performing at #EssenceFest 2014 [ARTICLE]

Analysis


“Inspired by the Raymond Pettibon illustration on the cover of Sonic Youth’s Goo; Jimi’s burning guitar at Monterey; and the creaky door on George Clinton’s Mothership.” CLICK FOR SOURCE PAGE

Lyrics

Verse 1:

I’m a dragon in a playpen
That’s why I never fit in
Guess it’s not a problem
At least I fear no one…
I’m thinking of a painter
A famous entertainer
Said he’d paint your savior
He’s off in heavy metal slumber…

Chorus:

Who knew the blues could be dangerous?
Our dreams are naked every night
You got the right to get vandalized
For forty days and forty nights…

Verse:

Grow some wings in the bone machine
Cut yourself, that’s a way to get clean
Take the plunge, only the dumb will stay
It’s all just hell on a holiday…
I’m thinking of a painter
Who said he’d entertain us
He had so much promise
All his mistakes were just so priceless…

Chorus

Lyrics by Chuck Lightning

Music
Credits

"Ink Is An Instrument Publishing (ASCAP)/Tang Nivri Publishing (ASCAP). A Seattle Acid Trip Produced, Arranged, and Composed by Wonder & Lightning. Additional Underwater Poetry written by Carla Chase. Recorded at Wondaland Recording Studios in Atlanta, GA. Engineered by Control Z. Mixed by Chris Carmouche at Stankonia Recording, Atlanta, GA. Mastered by Joe LaPorta at Sterling Sound, NYC. Grunge Rhythm Guitar Choir: Nate Wonder and Kellindo. Lead Sleaze Guitar: Kellindo. Underwater Synthesizers: Nate Wonder. Spastic Reanimation drums and drum programming: Nate Wonder. Sub Pop Bass: Nate Wonder. Lead and Background Vocal Disturbances: Nate “Rocket” Wonder and Chuck Lightning. Underwater Poetic Disturbances: Nate Wonder. Closing Lullaby: Charlie Darker."

Saturday, October 26, 2013

We're Far Enough From Heaven Now We Can Freak Out

We're Far Enough From Heaven
Now We Can Freak Out

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Image via Wondaland SoundCloud [PAGE LINK]

Analysis


“Inspired by the Rolling Stones’s Ed Sullivan performance of “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction” on February 13, 1966; Ken Kesey, the Merry Pranksters, the Who’s “Magic Bus” and Tom Wolfe’s journalistic masterpiece: The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test; Tawl Ross’s thirty-year acid trip and his scary freakout escapade Detrimental Vasoline; lastly, the MC5 and the White Panthers’s anti-establishment commitment to rock n roll, dope and fucking in the streets…” CLICK FOR SOURCE PAGE

Lyrics

We’re far enough from heaven now we can freak out…
There’s a world under your zipper and it wants to break out…

There’s a killer in the hall and he’s munching it all
BANG! BANG! Go his jaws and he’s hungry for more…

You can see it. You can feel it—metal to your head
Might as well kiss the monster, laugh and fuck ‘til you’re dead…

Yeah Boccaccio I got this brand new idea
Let’s take over this mansion and tell some stories in here

Who can cook? Who can clean? Who will paint the fence?
Who can cook? Who can clean? Who will paint the fence?
Who can cook? Who can clean? Who will paint the fence?
IWILLIWILLIWILLIWILLIWLLLIWILLLLIWILLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!


Music
Credits

"Ink Is An Instrument Publishing (ASCAP)/Tang Nivri Publishing (ASCAP)/Apodictic Arts (ASCAP). Psychedelic Feast Produced, Arranged, and Composed by Wonder & Lightning. With Additional Manic Vocal Shenanigans by Roman GianArthur. Recorded at Wondaland Recording Studios in Atlanta, GA. Engineered by Control Z. Mixed by Chris Carmouche at Stankonia Recording, Atlanta, GA. Mastered by Joe LaPorta at Sterling Sound, NYC. Apple Microjam 9000: Chuck Lightning. Neptune Jungle 5000 Drums and assorted ATLien Drum Programming: Nate Wonder. Angelic Jamboree Acoustic and Electric Guitars: Nate Wonder. Warm Sunshine Bass: Nate Wonder. Lead apocalyptic sermons: Chuck Lightning. Assorted background choir hollers, lalalas and chants: Nate Wonder, Chuck Lightning, Sharmin Kajemi and Michelle Manuel.

Post-Sermon Interlude Synthesizers and French Kiss Drum Programming: Nate Wonder."

Emotion Picture - Teaser



Emotion Picture - Full

Swim 'Til You See the Light (Interlude)

Swim 'Til You See the Light (Interlude) 

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Analysis


“Inspired by the mysterious disappearance of Lisa Lopez and 57,821 other men and women throughout the world who left detailed emails and notes about New Atlantis; and the testimony of Rebecca Smithfield, who claimed after being pulled from the Gulf of Mexico that listening to Deep Cotton made her want to swim to heaven…” CLICK FOR SOURCE PAGE

Lyrics

Girl, you ready?

Yeah just give me a second, let me just...

Girl, it's almost 1954, it's 7:22, we've got to go. Let's get going

I'm saying, my mom... Ok fine, so how much, I mean how far is it from here?

Girl you know how far that river is. Come on

Ok, so when we get to the river though, how far we got to go into it?

It's far enough girl, we gonna freak them out in that water. We gonna dive in, we gonna swim 'til we see the light. That's all I know. Let's go

Alright, alright, alright fine. Let's go

Girl what's that in your hand?

Some clothes?

Girl you ain't gonna need none of that!

Music

 
Credits

"Underwater Escape Produced by Wonder & Lightning. Engineered by Control Z and Roman GianArthur. Recorded at Mia’s Bedroom in Atlanta, GA. Mixed by Chris Carmouche at Stankonia Recording, Atlanta, GA. Mastered by Joe LaPorta at Sterling Sound, NYC. Voices: Mia Nunnally and Sharmin Kajemi. Rhythm Guitar Strumming: Nate Wonder." CLICK FOR SOURCE PAGE

Friday, October 25, 2013

What an Experience

What an Experience

Photo via Facebook.com/JanelleMonae (Click for Page) 

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
We party every night
Then we all just walk off in the rain
Even angels fight
And our wings just keep getting in the way
Babe I can't wait
Our love‘s so strong
So deep in my heart
Yeah I've been feeling it all day long
Baby don’t wait
Love’s too strong
I feel it all over, and oh!

[Chorus]
What an Experience (can you feel it feel it feel it?)
What an Experience (Yeah, I can really really feel it.)
What an Experience (Ooh, can you feel it feel it feel it?)
Put your hand over my heart

[Verse 2]
The world's just made to fade
And all the parties some day blow away
But the memories come home, yeah they do
It’s funny how they come back with a song
Yeah baby I can't wait
This love is too strong
I can feel it all over
Oh baby I
Babe I can't wait
Love's too strong
I feel it all over, and oh!

[Chorus]

BRIDGE:
Sweet sweet wine won’t you feel so fine
I'm drinking the love you pour into my life
Open my mind like a good red wine
The sun will dance until the sky don’t shine
When my eyes see your eyes
You taking my body shake it left to right
In my life you're a good red wine
And you keep buzzing my mind

[Chorus + Bridge]

Video

Analysis


Abstract and Analysis - To Be Updated Soon

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Dorothy Dandridge Eyes ft Esperanza Spalding

Dorothy Dandridge Eyes
featuring Esperanza Spalding


Photo via Pinterest.com (Click for Board) 
Lyrics

[Verse 1: Janelle Monáe]
Looking out the corner of her eye
As she sits alone and drinks her wine
Every man just wants to pass her by
In hopes that he can catch her eye
That glow that’s in her eye
Gives you visions in your mind
She’s from another space and time
That’s when you’ll know you’re hypnotized
Her intoxicating will not be denied
And when you touch her glove
She then becomes your drug
You fall so deep in love with the girl

[Chorus]
It’s too late, you’re hypnotized
She’s got Dorothy Dandridge eyes
And you love her, you love her, you love her, you love that girl
It’s too late, you’re hypnotized
She’s got Dorothy Dandridge eyes
And you love her, you love that girl

[Verse 2: Esperanza Spalding]
Like a rare Picasso or Monet
The kind of beauty studied every day
Every woman wants her grace and style
But no one can replicate her smile
That glow that’s in her eyes
Gives you visions in your mind
She’s from another space and time
That’s when you’ll know you’re hypnotized
And her intoxicating will not be denied

[Janelle Monáe]
And when you touch her glove
She then becomes your drug

[Esperanza Spalding]
You fall so deep in love, that girl

[Chorus]
It’s too late, you’re hypnotized
She’s got Dorothy Dandridge eyes
And you love her, you love her, you love her, you love that girl
It’s too late, you’re hypnotized
She’s got Dorothy Dandridge eyes
And you love her, you love that girl

[Scat: Esperanza Spalding]

[Chorus]
It’s too late, you’re hypnotized
She’s got Dorothy Dandridge eyes
And you love her, you love that girl

[Spoken: Janelle Monáe]
In your eyes we see the tiny white snowcaps of mountains
(She's got Dorothy's eyes)
The purple glow of distant stars
The blue shine of black metal
Red rose petals falling slowly through the sunny air
Orange clouds, pink moons on the tongue of the sun
Who knew heaven could kiss just like this?
Video

Analysis


Janelle Monae Explains It

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Sally Ride

Sally Ride

Photo via ThatGrapeJuice.net (Click for Article) 
Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Take me to the river
My soul is looking for a word from God
Ooh, God
Like a rose in the cold, will I rise?
I'm packing my space suit
And I'm taking my shit and moving to the moon
Where there no rules

Wake up, Mary
Have you heard the news?
You got to wake up, Mary
You've got the right to choose
I tried and heard the pride
But the way the stars look into my eyes tonight
Tell me who can, who can I trust?

To get lost in your thoughts
Is a very very complex thought
And the things that you thought are surprising
It's the way you believe
That becomes the very thing you see
Take a ride in the sky
It's just calling

But all your friends are gone
And the trees will burn while the comets play on

Tell me who can, who can I trust?
I wanna fly
Fly to the stars

[Hook 10x]
Ride, ride, ride
Sally won't you

[Spoken x2]
I know you love me but I'm still goin' (x3)
I got to make my peace
I got to move on

Just wake up, Mary
Have you heard the news?
Oh, just wake up, Mary
You got the right to choose
Just wake up, Mary
There's some amazing news
Just wake up, Mary
You got the right to choose

Real love
I wanna feel the real love
True love, ain't nobody got to steal love
Wanna know what it really means to be in love
Baby, gotta feel love
Sometimes I just wanna get away
Right now, going on right now

Video



Analysis


Abstract and Analysis - To Be Updated Soon

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Can't Live Without Your Love

Can't Live Without Your Love


Photo via CultureBlaze.com (Click for Article)
My Article Response: Do what you do girl, it isn't anyone else's business anyway. Love is love.
The Music IS strong enough to stand on its own - but I see you working that politicing! lol
;)

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Take me, take my letters, take my photos, take the sun
You can take my heart
Cause I ain't gonna need it on the run
I've been trying to work it out
But my words fall right apart baby
I'll leave oh, don't you know
I can't deal with the hurt anymore
Oh baby don't leave

[Chorus]
Baby don't you know, I can't live without your love
No, I can't sleep
Baby don't you know, I can't live without your love
I can't eat (oh, no)
Baby don't you know, I can't live without your love
I can't breathe
Baby don't you know, I can't live without your love

[Verse 2]
Autumn, autumn's coming round
And summer's not the same
It's like winter without your smile
I spent some time just thinking to myself
I picked up one of your photos and I put it right back on the shelf

[Chorus]
I can't eat
Baby don't you know, I can't live without your love
I can't breathe
Baby don't you know, I can't live without your love
I can't eat (oh, no)
Baby don't you know, I can't live without your love
I can't breathe
Baby don't you know, I can't live without your love

[Bridge]
I can't be a day without your smile
You're the one for me but all the while
I just think that we should give all our love
Give love, love, love, love, love
I can't be a day without your smile
You're the one for me but all the while
I just think that we should give all our love
Give love, love, love, love

[Chorus]
Baby don't you know, I can't live without your love
No, I can't sleep
Baby don't you know, I can't live without your love
I can't eat
Baby don't you know, I can't live without your love
I can't sleep
Baby don't you know, I can't live without your love
Baby, baby, ooh

Baby, baby
(I can't eat)
Baby, baby
(I cannot live)
Baby, baby
Baby, baby
(I cannot eat)
Baby, baby 
(Baby, baby)
I cannot
Baby, baby
(Baby don't you know?)
Baby, baby

They say love is patient, love is kind
Love ain't never did a thing to mine
Love ain't weak, love is strong
Love be telling my heart don't go
They say love is patient, love is kind
Love ain't never did a thing to mine
Love ain't weak, greater than pride
I can't live without your love

I can't be a day without your smile
You're the one for me but all the while
I just think that we should give all our love
Give love, love, love, love
I can't be a day without your smile
You're the one for me but all the while
I just think that we should give all our love
Give love, love, love, love
Video

Analysis


Abstract and Analysis - To Be Updated Soon

Monday, October 21, 2013

Our Favorite Fugitive Intermission; Victory

Our Favorite Fugitive Intermission
Victory

Photo via SweetandLowShow.com (Click for Article) 

Lyrics - Our Favorite Fugitive

[DJ Crash Crash]
Hello, this is DJ Crash Crash and you are on the air here at WDRD, we are here once again talking about our favorite fugitive, Cindi Mayweather, Electric Lady number one. Caller, you are on the air

[Caller #1]
Hello my name is Peggy Lakeshore[?] and I live in Neon Valley, I just wanna sayI'm disappointed

[DJ Crash Crash]
You're disappointed

[Caller #1]
Disgusted actually

[DJ Crash Crash]
Really

[Caller #1]
Yeah, this whole thing

[DJ Crash Crash]
Really

[Caller #1]
I mean, they should just do whatever they do to people like that

[DJ Crash Crash]
People like that, what does that mean?

[Caller #1]
I mean she's not even a person. She's a droid

[?]

[DJ Crash Crash]
She's not a person. Well, you're right, she's not a person, she is a droid. She is an android Alpha Platinum 9000, and she is jammin'
Next caller, you are on the air

[Caller #2]
[?] I wanna say, power up. Power up

[DJ Crash Crash]
Power up to you.

[Caller #2]
Ok, I'm a student at Time[?] University, ok, and my name is Josh. I've been following you and cyber-soul and the whole droid wonder-ground for awhile now[?]. You know, if you guys, in android community truly believe that Cindi Mayweather is not just like the Electric Lady Number One and all, but like also the ArchAndroid? Because of course in the book of-

[DJ Crash Crash]
No, no, not on my show. Next caller, you're on the air
[Caller #3]
Robot love is queer!

[DJ Crash Crash]
What?

[Caller #3]
Robot love is queer!

[DJ Crash Crash]
Queer? What? Oooooh! [?]

[Caller #3]
That's all

[DJ Crash Crash]
Uh-uh, I see. What I wanna know is how you would know it's queer. If you haven't tried it. Ooooooh! Here we are on WDRD Metropolis 105.5 we're still alive. Everybody say baby [?]

Video - Our Favorite Fugitive

FULL ALBUM:  Our Favorite Fugitive (44:50 - 46:13)

Analysis - Our Favorite Fugitive


Lyrics - Victory

[Verse 1]
Today I feel so troubled deep inside
I wish the tears would roll back in my eyes
Will I rise?
Oh I'll keep singing songs until the pain goes
If loving you means fighting till the end
Then I'll fight harder baby just to win
And if tomorrow shall come to me
I'll count your every kiss as a victory

[Chorus]
Cause to be victorious
You must find glory in the little things
To be victorious
You must find glory in the little things

[Verse 2]
Surrounded by the schemes and senseless lives
And blaming others, feeling victimized
Oh tomorrow, one day they'll know
To win you'll have to lose all the things you know
Trying to light the fire deep inside
Father take all the fears and sorrow from my life
Cause when the rain falls
My seed will grow
I'll be further to my dreams tomorrow

[Chorus]

There's a greater love
In the little things (oh the little things)

[Chorus]

It's the little things, all the little things
You'll find a greater love in the little things
There's a greater love, love, love..
Video

Analysis


Abstract and Analysis - To Be Updated Soon

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Ghetto Woman

Ghetto Woman


Photo via Pichfork.com (Click for Article) 
Lyrics

VERSE 1:
Carry on Ghetto Woman
I see you working night to morning light yet no one cares
Carry on Ghetto Woman
Cause even though they laugh and talk about the clothes
You wear
I wish they could just realize
That all you’ve ever needed was someone to free your
Mind
Carry on Ghetto Woman
Cause even in your darkest hours I still see your light

[Chorus]
And when you cry don’t you know that I am crying with
You?
When people put you down, yeah way down and you feel
Like you’re alone
Let love be your guide
You were built to last through any weather
Oh Ghetto Woman hold on to your dreams
And all your great philosophies
You’re the reason I believe in me, for real

VERSE 2:
Carry on Ghetto Woman
When you doubt if you’re a star, just know we still believe
Carry on Ghetto Woman
Even when the news portrays you less than you could be
I wish they could just realize
All you ever needed was someone to free your mind
Carry on Ghetto Woman
You’re the 7th wonder reigning over us at night

[Chorus]
When you cry, don’t you know we’re right there crying with
You
People put you down, yeah way down and you feel like
You’re alone
Let love be your guide
You were built to last through any weather
Oh Ghetto Woman hold on to your dreams and all your
Great philosophies
You’re the reason I believe in me, for real

BRIDGE:
Some say this ghetto land will take you down and poison
You
Some say she can do all the things a man can do
Who said the ghetto’s just a place where queens dance
Naked on the moon?
We say a woman came to change the face of each and every room

VERSE 3 (RAP):
When I was just a baby my momma dropped out of school
It was only second semester the baby due
The doctor said “December the first your due date”
The daddy he was gone off to college he couldn’t wait
Only just a teen with dreams to be on TV
And living with a mom and my grandma who used to feed
Me
We would move around in the city place to place
The landlord come for the rent face to face
Her eyes too heavy from working nights as a janitor
She’d keep it to herself and nobody could understand her
Even when she thought that she couldn’t she carried on
She couldn’t imagine both of her daughters here all alone
Before the tuxedos and black and white every day
Used to watch my momma get down on her knees and
Pray
She’s the reason that I’m even writing this song
Ghetto Woman no it won’t be long. Now sing along

CHANT:
Let it use you
Let it use you
When the love is strong
It won’t let you be alone
Let it use you
Just let the spirit lead you
Video
FULL ALBUM:  Givin' Em What They Love 1:35 - 6:00 

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Saturday, October 19, 2013

It's Code

It's Code


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Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Love is gnawing on my mind
Feeling real down, all dressed up in my new suit
Took my name, my site, my song
Been trying to find myself all day long
I heard them saying that love will be a curse or a restless friend
Love belongs in movies
Now I know I'll plaque with your heart
Cause when I turn back around I saw
You in someone else's arms
Walking around town, all dressed up making your move

[Pre-Chorus]
But I was scared to fall in love
I never thought I'd be the one, to push you in the arms, oh!

[Chorus]
Oh baby, it's code
I want you to hold me, and love me until I want no more
And need me, and need me until I need no more
Baby, it's code
Baby, it's code

[Pre-Chorus + Chorus]

[Bridge]
(Oh baby)
Oh baby, hey baby!
I want to be in your arms, ohh!
Please don't leave...

[Outro]
Please! I need a nurse
I've been...hurt!
I need a glass of Merlot Blanc
I know I was wrong, but can't you see the harm that's been done to me
Oh!

Video
FULL ALBUM:  Givin' Em What They Love 1:35 - 6:00 

Analysis


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