NY77 (Demo Version)

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released March 7, 2011

Produced, Recorded & Mixed by Knate Lee

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Track Name: Taxidriver
We live in Brooklyn baby
Manhattan ain't Manhattan since the 1980's
When the money splashed in and they trashed the baby
With the bathwater just for a dash of safety
Cats oughtta know a diamond from a glass fugazi
Now you hear the ghosts sighing like Patrick Swayze
No more you ever spot a proper pimp and a whore
But New York, New York's got a fuckin' M&M store
The Midnight Cowboy went American Psycho
Gentrified 'til everything white like vitiligo
The corpse of 42nd and the tourist traps
Make it hard to see mirages of its lurid past
So that's why I brought a flashlight to walk through the fog
Won't you time travel with me like Doc Brown's dog
Through a polyester wormhole, don't stop now
I'm gonna show you how your Mom and Daddy used to get down

Move it if you hear me now
When the best of times were the worst of times
Don't save me

I'm talkin' bout Dog Day Afternoons, Harlem Nights
Back before you'd get a ticket for your Parliament Lights
I'm talkin' NY77, Travis Bickle shit
Let me spin it backwards like Mr. Mxyzptlk
To when the scene was all flares and lifts
And you might see the two MJ's sharing a spliff
Upstairs at 54, on the floor with the BeeGees
Hit the door, catch the Ramones owning CBGB's
The streets be awash with the garbage and grime
Puddles blinking with the light of a GIRLS GIRLS sign
'Til the blackout threw the stables open, city aflame
Caz looted some turntables and invented the game
Now little's the same and the blueprint's faded
But we still gon' pay our dues to the crews who made it
So lose it to the funk, if I see ya'll bouncin'
I'll send you back in time like the T-1000

Move it if you hear me now
When the best of times were the worst of times
Don't save me

Well the best we had
Was nothing that would last forever
Shit ain't never gonna be the same
But the funk we shared
Is something we can dance together to forever
If you can feel it coursing through your veins
Track Name: All You Got
C'mere
What's this I hear about ya'll not dancin'
Ya gotta dance, everybody gotta dance
You ain't dancin', you ain't makin' love
Drummer know what I'm talkin' bout
Now we gonna throw everything in our little toolkit atcha
See what you can do with it
So when I count to three I want you to show me what you can do
One two three
SHOW ME

Lemme hear you say AHH

Well she ain't no ordinary girl
But I ain't no ordinary guy
(I'm a Man)
They hang on her every word
But I ain't got that kinda time
(I gotta Dance)

So the man come up behind the woman and
Put his hands upon her hips like this
Whispers in her ear
Hello? Can you hear? Have no fear
I'm only here to please you
To sweetly deceive you
To completely reconceive you
And leave you
Leave you beggin' for more

All I want is all you got girl
All I want is all you got girl
All I want is everything given away

I know that somewhere
You got your mind in the gutter, girl
Let's climb down there together
I wanna find me another world

All I want is all you got girl
All I want is all you got girl
All I want is everything given away
Track Name: Turn Around
Where did you come from
Gotta control myself
You ain't an angel you somethin' else
I don't know what you think you doin' girl
But I'm doin' it too
We ain't got time for hi's or who's whos

Oh, fuck takin' it slow
We gotta get together
Right now (right now)
See, in the place to be
We gotta make it better
Right now (right now)

I know I got what you want, girl
You know you got what I need now
Oh baby baby, just turn around
You know I got what you want, girl
I know you got what I need
Oh baby please just turn around

Lay you out in the sunshine
Getcha down in the shade
Oh stay with me and we'll have it made
Don't tell your mama where you goin', girl
And I'll do the same
We'll rendezvous in secret under assumed names

Oh, fuck takin' it slow
We gotta get together
Right now (right now)
See, in the place to be
We gotta make it better
Right now (right now)

I know I got what you want, girl
You know you got what I need now
Oh baby baby, just turn around
You know I got what you want, girl
I know you got what I need
Oh baby please just turn around
Track Name: Ready To Go
Higher than the treetops ready to blow
Ready to blow
Ready to blow
Wobbly like a seesaw ready to go
Ready to go
Ready to go

Goddammit I see ya'll baby
Your time is runnin low
Til its time to go home
Oh baby come on

Roarin like a chainsaw ready to go
Ready to go
Ready to go
Fallin like a A-bomb ready to blow
Ready to blow
Ready to blow

Goddammit I see ya'll baby
Your time is runnin low
Til its time to go home
Oh baby come on

Wobbly like a seesaw ready to go
Ready to go
Ready to go
Higher than the treetops ready to blow
Ready to blow
Ready to blow

Goddammit I see ya'll baby
Your time is runnin low
Til its time to go home
Oh baby come on
Track Name: Whatcha Waitin For
I know just what you're lookin',
I know just what you're waitin' for
I know just what you're lookin',
I know just what you're waitin' for

And if my feet touch off the shore
Well I won't need them anymore
And if my soul drifts out to the waves
I hope I don't remember anything

I know just what you're lookin',
I know just what you're waitin' for
I know just what you're lookin',
I know just what you're waitin' for

And if my feet get off the ground
I like it better in the clouds
And if I can't hear you when you call
Just know the music here is beautiful

What you waiting for
Track Name: Lights Go Out
Gather round
Gather round for a night on the town
its goin down like,

Yeah yeah yeah
Chase the funk, chase the funk
And bottle it up
Yeah yeah yeah
Shake it up, shake it up
Throw the bottle and run
Yeah yeah yeah
Break the cuffs and take enough
Boy you better beware
'Cause when the lights go out, you gon' share

Lights out in Brooklyn, lights out in the Bronx
Everybody outside, let's go right some wrongs
The sidewalk's fillin' up endlessly
To see what the fuck is up in the NYC
It's been a hot summer, jobs are in the gutter
The Son of Sam runnin' round, poppin' off another
People stretched tight to the breakin' point
All we need is one night to fuckin' blaze this joint

Yeah yeah yeah
Chase the funk, chase the funk
And bottle it up
Yeah yeah yeah
Shake it up, shake it up
Throw the bottle and run
Yeah yeah yeah
Break the cuffs and take enough
Boy you better beware
'Cause when the lights go out, you gon' share

First we gonna hit the electronics store
'Cause my power's out so all my shit don't work no more
Then we grabbin' turntables and a speakerbox
Strangers helping with the load knowing teamwork rocks
The party's kickin' off, I don't see no cops
All I see's a starvin' city just lickin' its chops
So better hide while we seek out the next place to freak out
A hundred heads deep, man, your cage can't keep out

Yeah yeah yeah
Chase the funk, chase the funk
And bottle it up
Yeah yeah yeah
Shake it up, shake it up
Throw the bottle and run
Yeah yeah yeah
Break the cuffs and take enough
Boy you better beware
'Cause when the lights go out, you gon' share

Lights out in Shaolin, lights out in Queens
Every now and then you gotta let off some steam
We never had the green, so you stole the scenes
Now it's gone black, we takin' back everything
Whitey locked up, radio to his ear
Hearin' soundbytes from Crown Heights 'bout brown guys
Settin' fire to their old jobs that downsized
Bushwick burning like a gas lit matchstick
They packin' up the squad cars six dudes at once
Four cats in the backseat and two in the trunk
Fuck, drops in buckets, the cops they can't touch this
How you gonna stop a ten thousand-top ruckus?
Everything we ever lusted after through glass
When we cruised past, knowing we could bust our ass
And still never get a taste of the leisure class
Now we all racin' round with a season pass
It's like That
Track Name: Who Don't Know
You don't know
Oh how far you'll go
I don't mind
Tellin' you another time
You don't know
Oh how far you'll go
I don't mind
Tellin' you another time, now baby

Well, now's your time to learn
If you feel like going along, just let me know
Well, now's your time to learn

You don't know
Oh how far you'll go
I don't mind
Walkin' you across that line
You don't know
Oh how far you'll go
I don't mind
Listen to me one more time, now baby

Well, now's your time to learn
If you feel like going along, just let me know
Well, now's your time to learn

The dark knight returns
As your sight returns, your flight is assured
From a burning bright inferno ignited by words
Vitaman is the kind of vertical thinkin', verbally freakin', herbal tea drinkin', eternity-seekin' weakling you can't murder like Lincoln, currently speakin' --
How in the fuck are ya'll gonna think that lickin' shots
Makes a damn difference about whether you quick or not? That's wicked hot
But now the transfer of testaments from old to new holdin' you like wet cement in awe lookin' for an answer to why you can't question it
It's simple: you past tense, the symbol of other times
With the gentlest thunder I can make your followers disassemble like Number Five
My instrumentals are funneled right into your cortex
Crackin' thick skulls born shackled to brick walls and baptizing 'em cordless
More or less, less is more
I'm stressing more lessons in metaphors
Don't fuck with the bull, you'll get the horns, OR
Sweep you up like Dorothy into my vortex
It's time to take the kid gloves off, put on your Gore-Tex
YEAH

Well, now's your time to learn
If you feel like going along, just let me know
Well, now's your time to learn
Track Name: Hangin' On
When you need work in the city
You walk a lonesome road
Knocking on the door but nobody's home
It's like hope or a rope 'round your throat
But you never know
The life you save may be your own

As the days keep ticking away
Said it's hard to pull my soul out of the grave
The whole city is drowning around me
But I ain't trying to be saved
Because I know the only way home is keep begging for change

No matter what I do I'm always hangin' on
Hangin' on next to you
Try to get ahead but instead I'm left hangin' on
Hangin' on
What do I do

Got an interview at 5 o'clock, yeah
Like the phone gonna ring
Nobody trying to give a man anything
Got need to sow my seed
But what am I gonna say
I can barely feed myself anyway

I got nothing I can offer you
Except a broken heart inside a man past his use
But if you can hide your eyes
And give me half a chance
I will find a spot on the sidewalk where we can dance

No matter what I do I'm always hangin' on
Hangin' on next to you
Try to get ahead but instead I'm left hangin' on
Hangin' on
What do I do

Guess I'll keep trying to get my peace of mind
But god only knows if that comes through
I'm out here dying to buy a little precious time
So I can spend another night with you
Track Name: Runaways
Throw your name up to the sky
Throw your name up to the sky
Like a million different runaways
Throw your name up to the sky

Wake up, wake up, you know it's on now
You got to get up and lay it all down
No time to let up, let others stall now
Just keep your head up for when you fall down
I know what you think it's gonna be like
Everybody you meet is gonna shriek like
"Oooh mister mister can you sign an autograph for me?"
Well shit, let's see.
Show me

Throw your name up to the sky
Throw your name up to the sky
Like a million different runaways
Throw your name up to the sky

Well maybe I'm just insecure
And maybe I want something more

Throw your name up to the sky
Throw your name up to the sky
Like a million different runaways
Throw your name up to the sky