HARRY CHAPIN lyrics - Dance Band on the Titanic

Mercenaries

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Mercenaries by Harry Chapin It's a slow motion night In the hot city lights Past time when the good folks Are snoring in bed On a loose-jointed cruise To recolor your blues With illegal notions alive, Alive in your head You are back from some war That you've been fighting for Some old blue blood bastard In a dark pinstripe suit and the word from your loins Has your mind in your groin And your back pocket burning with blood Blood money loot So, you walk past the glow Of the flicker-picture shows Where the raincoat men wait For a child to come by And the women in doorways Who have nothing to say 'Cause your money is talking To the ones that you would try She owns the block With the dead pawnshop clock She's the answer to dreams That you pay to come true She's got no heart of gold But that's not what she's sold She just sees herself doing what she What she has to do And she's all that you're hoping As her coat falls open Give her bread she leads you To a bed on the floor Where for ten million years And through ten billion tears The armies of bootmen have marched Back from their wars She's in that state of grace Before time finds her face With a mind of old wisdoms And a body still young And she tastes as sweet As a child's chocolate Before the butts and the whiskey Had wasted the taste of your tongue Play the music again Of the grey-stubble men That groaning blue symphony Moans evermore And you watch as she fakes it And of course you just take it She's better than others You never paid money for You've used up your booty The girl's done her duty The turnstile has turned And you learn you are done You're back on the street Joining fresh marching feet You see more soldiers coming And your girl chooses one And the medic has brought Shots for what you have caught Your leave is all over You're back on the line And the joke in the trenches Of the hot blooded wenches And the next thing that you'll do When they next give you the tim. And you're back in your army Back shedding red blood And you dream of the girl As you sleep in the mud And you know you'd swap with her If the deal could be made 'Cause you'd rather be working at love Love as your trade

Hater Players

BLACK STAR "Mos Def and Talib Kweli are Black Star"
[Talib Kweli] Yes.. Every day somebody ask me where all the real MC's is at? They underground There's mad talented cats underground with that raw shit Yaknowwhat'msayin? Bringin them raw skills YaknowwhatI'm sayin? Really, to me.. It's a Small Wonder, like Vicki, why I'm picky These niggas suck like hickies and still get the shit they slip in like Mickies I'm sick of the hater-players, bring on the regulators With the flavors like a farm team fucking with the majors Like a river how I run through it, I do it so cold Freezin up your bodily fluids, your style is old You runnin your mouth, but don't really know what you be talkin about You should retire, get that complimentary watch, be out! Yo, with the quickness, so swift you miss this lyrical fitness Now get this, these emcees wanna test me like litmus, bear witness I'm like shot clocks, interstate cops, and blood clots My point is, your flow can stop! By all means, you need more practice, take that ass home Everybody lookin at you, fish tank syndrome In full effect, I stay catchin lyrical rep And keep it blacker than the back of your neck What you expect, that shit's hollerin Cause we developin the followin Gettin played like stone love tapes and dollar vans Order reverse your universe so your demise is first Before your rise it gets worse You need a night nurse like Gregory Beggin me - stop it hurts! - is what you say to me Like that's supposed to mean somethin? You the one I seen frontin in the club Your act I don't buy it, I got the dub Come on everybody, come on just show your love Come on everybody, come on just show your love Come on everybody, come on just show your love Come on everybody, come on just show your love Come on everybody, come on just show your love Chorus: *chanted in background* Wo-oh-oh-oh-oh, oh-uh-oh *repeated 4X* [Mos Def] Visions occupy my synaptic space Command and shake, to illustrate my mind's landscape The tall grass, the low plains, the mountanous ridges Thickets among the forests, rivers beneath the bridges Presence of hilltops, lit up with tree tops Eavesdrop; and hear the incline of sunshine, nine Stones in orbit, refuse to forfeit They all form a cipher, and they came to observe it I follow suit, and face it, embrace it Shinin bright, but still I'm careful not to waste it Destined to rise, because I'm basement adjacent Spirit is still so just chill and be patient Some heads approach like I'm the one to base with Clowns about to scream and shout but don't say shh.. I ain't your student so I ain't to be tested I'm majestic, I represent my strength without effort My, method is unorthodox, but of course it rocks My serious synopsis will drop kick, my topics run the gauntlets and galvanize the audience I must represent, I don't come off with no corniness It's all luminary, despite commentary Some people say, Mos how you get so? My sign will make you jump around like calypso And, murmur to yourself like a schizo There ain't no bottom on the ??? Chorus [Talib Kweli] Come on, come on, come on, come on Here we go. Blackstar, hop on the Blackstar line We bout to take y'all home. YaknowwhatImean? Here we go... We got all markets on lock From meat to stock Blackstar, what? throwin like head rock in bars Men flock to where we are, cause its the place to be Grab my paint, jump on stage and deface emcees We sell our souls like Spawn and come for the drone I sit upon Freestyle or written songs so we can get it on! Going back and forth, fallin back, all across the track Passin the mic's like quarterbacks of course its phat, get off of that! Reverse psychology got em scared to say when shit is whack out of fear of being called a hater, imagine that! We ain't havin that reachin past the star status that you grabbin at My battle raps blast your ass back to your natural habitat So floss, cause what it costs ain't worth it to me Cause I'm the one these Spice Girl emcees Wannabe But they can't, ain't no points forever, so why bother? Cause your girl calls my name out like Clarence Carter Clarence Carter, Clarence Carter! (I be strokin, that's what I be doin) Aiyyo, as we rock harder And always drop the bonified head nodders Aiyyo, later for the hater-players Yo-yo, yo-yo, later for these hater-players Chorus Blackstar keeps shining Chorus Blackstar keeps shining

Baby It's You (Remix)

LIL' BOW WOW
OoooohhaaaahhhhhOhhhaaaahhhh....... Let's go Yeah Bow Wow Remix Jojo Let's go Sing to em' baby OoooohhaaaahhhhhOhhhaaaahhhh....... [Verse 1: Jojo] Can somebody explain to me Why everybody is trying to be Living like a celebrity Doing what they see on MTV. Ice is cool but I am looking for more, simple things is what my heart beats for. Cause its me I don't ask for much Baby Having you is enough [Chorus] You ain't got to buy nothing It's not what I want Baby it's You We don't have to go nowhere Its not what I want Baby it's you It's not for what you got Cause I know you got alot No matter what you do You always gettin Hot It's You, It's You Baby all I want is You Yeah [Verse 2: Jojo] It don't matter that your car is fly And your rims are spinning on the side and It don't matter where we go tonight Cause if I'm with you I'll be alright. That's cool but I'm lookin for more Its your love that my heart beats for. Cause thats me Don't have to spend a dime Baby I just want your time. [Chorus] [Bow Wow] 5,4,3,2,1 Babygirl don't care bout' my dog step And she get down chick And she knows I love that She sees past all these Bow Wow stuff B'cos she knows at the end of the day, The only thing that matters is us And there be a lot of groupies wanna roll But they can't do nothing for me I gotta get a girl back at home Matching Charm bracelets and pendants Whoever thought our relationship will be so tremendous And lately you've been missing me crazy And anytime you miss me baby sidekick page me I got a don piece you know she's the bomb The type of girl you bring back home just ta meet your mum I'm not Forensty but I think I'm caught in love Jones Cuz I think bout' her every time I hear my slow songs And when she thinks about me I think about her too When she ride for me Baby I'm a ride for you Let's go [Chorus 2x] Yeah Yeah Yeaey Yeahey Ye Ye Yeay...... [Fades Out]

Crawlspace

Judge Cryptic "An Artistic Funeral"
Dysfunctional, uncomfortable, these thoughts ain't wonderful Not loveable, I feel the thunder pull Me closer to the storm, worn from the fear I'm tired of crying, tired of sportin' the tears Dried on my cheeks, I'm tryin' to speak Eternal problems like hell's cookin' a side of beef Stress running through my head, I can't get rid of it Like hammers pounding on my cranium, my heads splittin' kid Rejection, my world crumbles by depression Stressin' taxes, trapped in, dreams that I'm in question That I'll ever achieve, they tend to fade out I feel like I got more beef then a steakhouse I'm trying to break out, this shell of constant fury Doctors and pills just can't seem to cure me It fuels me how; I can't even make it past the dust And how my life can't even paint the canvas with a brush… [Chorus] My life is like a crawlspace… Seems easy at first, but it's hard to get through, but not always Sometimes transforms to a hallway That you can get through, but still fall way Down into depression, like the abyss in the sea My heart is like a crawlspace, storing pain in me Revelations, rotate through my cold brain I've written letters to god, and left no name I'm too afraid, to be known by my errors My thoughts have been destroyed and dismembered Remembered, how the shards of my past Don't seem to hurt my walls, but target my glass Only leading to destruction, I'm fuckin' out of it It's like kats is fake, they all counterfeit I'm bound to flip, and crack like cocaine My fear rests on a canopy, so I don't show pain Like band aids, covering scars and cuts Feeling clogged in the mind when it's hard to bust Rhymes and lines designed to climb the beat's spine You see my, head down, feeling dead now About to break like a wishbone, sit home and cry Depressed cause I feel alone inside… [Chorus] It's kinda funny how our lives are on stage It's kinda funny how I can go from insane, to gone sane My anger rests in ponds, lakes and when the bomb breaks I can't even stay inside my mond (mind) state My life feelin' shitty like diapers, in this city of vipers And snakes that wait to stick me with cider Of poison, etched into the birth, of my thoughts Peace to my deceased peeps, in the earth under moss You're not lost… or forgotten But in reality, I'm the one who's turned rotten Locked in, a sanitarium within my own mind Writing poems and lyrics, like a gold mine Hold mine, down, like gravity, tragedy feelin', endless Heartbroken, un-mended, descendin' To my lows, behold the question… It's a cold world, and I'm out in it Or in my house sittin', with my mouth spittin' lyrics I got criticism from my boys Kyle and Nick And improved how I wrote, with my style from Rick As the stress inside me, piled real quick I started to realize, yet deny the sick Thoughts I had, I needed a helpin' hand Needed to tell things id never tell a man

Us

Bill Anderson
I can't ever go back to the little cafe With the candle light That was our cafe and to go there without you Wouldn't seem right Besides I don't want to touch that part of life That meant so much The days the world belonged to us just us And I'd telephone at three in the morning Just to say hello And all sleepy eyed you breathed and sighed I love you so And sometimes we just talked for hours Dreaming dreams and building towers All the world was filled with flowers for us And I'm gonna miss you for a long long time I can't ever go back to the cabin there On the mountain side Where I built a fire and held you close While it snowed outside And remember you let me sleep all day So we could love the night away Oh it just find yesterday and us I've tried making new friends Walking new streets and finding new thrills But nothing new replaces you and it never will I'll just live my life in memory grateful you once loved me Thankful that there used to be an us And I'm gonna miss you for a long long time

I'm Sorry

AKON
Yyeeeaaahhhhh yyeeeaaahhhhh Oooohh oohh ohhh ohh ohh ohh ohh ohh Oooohh oohh ohhh ohh ohh ohh ohh ohh ooh Morning comes and you'r not lying next to me (lying next to me no) Its afternoon and still I havent heard from you (havent heard from you no) Every night im hit I realize that you've gone away (that you've gone away) (away) Lonely ge sick my head start spinning thinking how did I let you get away (aah) I just wanna tell you that I made a mistake You ae the perfect women how to push you away No knowing I was taking with me out of my mind I know I messed up this time For the record I'm sorry for your feeling non appreciated from me I was being busy for not giving my time I'm sorry for the trouble that I givin for the way did I believe in nickayy without you even I'm sorry if you take me back I'll never lie I'm sorry if you take me back I'll never make you cry I'm sorry if you take me back I promise I'll try I'm sorry girl I apologize I never saw it coming really thought that you needed me Oh I was so wrong oh now I'm so gone Oh now you know im gone (oh oh oh oh oh oh) So now I can't sleep now I can't eat feeling now weak wait can we speak I'm leaving all these messages I just wanna tell you that I miss you and I need you back (yeaahhh) I just wanna tell you that I made a mistake (ooh yeaahh) You ae the perfect women how to push you away (aah aah) No knowing I was taking with me out of my mind (aah) I know I messed up this time For the record I'm sorry for your feeling non appreciated from me I was being busy for not giving my time I'm sorry for the trouble that I givin for the way did I believe in nickayy without you even I'm sorry if you take me back I'll never lie I'm sorry if you take me back I'll never make you cry I'm sorry if you take me back I promise I'll try I'm sorry girl I apologize Yeaahh ...oohh yeaahhh ...aah aah .. yeeeaahhhh Girl I apologize Oooohh oohh ohhh ohh ohh ohh ohh ohh ohh oohh ooh ohh Girl I'm sorry for your feeling non appreciated from me I was being busy for not giving my time I'm sorry for the trouble that I givin for the way did I believe in nickayy without you even I'm sorry if you take me back I'll never lie I'm sorry if you take me back I'll never make you cry I'm sorry if you take me back I promise I'll try I'm sorry girl I apologize I'm sorry for your feeling non appreciated from me I was being busy for not giving my time I'm sorry for the trouble that I givin for the way did I believe in nickayy without you even I'm sorry if you take me back I'll never lie I'm sorry if you take me back I'll never make you cry I'm sorry if you take me back I promise I'll try I'm sorry girl I apologize I'm sorry ...... I'm sorry ...... I'm sorry girl I appologize.

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