| A Wake - Macklemore

I need love
You need love
Give me love
And I’ll give you my love

They say thirty is the new twenty
And twenty is the new thirty shit I guess
Makes sense, cause fifteen year olds seem twenty
And twenty five year olds seem ten
I used to drink away my paycheck
Celebrate the mistakes I hadn’t made yet
Our generation isn’t the best on safe sex
We forget the latex, becoming Planned Parenthood patients
Synthetic heroin is the new basshead
So much to escape, fuck a straight edge
Walk around looking through a fake lens
Apps this good, whose got time to make friends?
I wish I didn’t care
Acynical hispters with long hair
Cocaine problems, like my music
It’s not my issue, I can’t solve it

My flight has finally landed down
And the ground has stopped moving all around
Eyes open, awake for the very first time
We both forfeit this game of crime

They say it’s so refreshing to hear somebody on records
No guns, no drugs, no sex, just truth
The guns that’s America, the drugs are what they gave to us
And sex sells itself, don’t judge her ‘til it’s you
Ah, I’m not more or less cautious
The rappers rappin’ ‘bout them strippers up on the pole, copping
These interviews are obnoxious
Saying that it’s poetry is so well spoken, stop it
I grew up during Reaganomics
When Ice T was out there on his killing cops shit
Or Rodney King was getting beat on
And they let off every single officer
And Los Angeles went and lost it
Now every month there is a new Rodney on Youtube
It’s just something our generation is used to
And neighbourhoods where you never see a news crew
Unless they’re gentrifying, white people don’t even cruise through
And my subconcious telling me stop it
This is an issue that you shouldn’t get involved in
Don’t even tweet, R.I.P Trayvon Martin
Don’t wanna be that white dude, million man marchin’
Fighting for our freedom that my people stole
Don’t wanna make all my white fans uncomfortable
But you don’t even have a fuckin’ song for radio
Why you out here talkin race, tryin’ to save the fuckin’ globe
Don’t get involved with the causes in mind
White privilege, white guilt, at the same damn time
So we just party like it’s nineteen ninty nine
Celebrate the ignorance while these kids keep dying

| Sex Yeah - Marina and the Diamonds


great lyrics.

Sex, Sex, Sex, Sex, Sex, Sex, Sex, Sex

Yeah
Sex, Sex, Sex, Sex, Sex, Sex, Sex, Sex, Sex
(La la la)

Nothing is provocative anymore
Even for kids
No room for imagining
'Cause everyone's seen everything
Question what the TV tells you
Question what a pop star sells you
Question mom and question dad
Question good and question bad

If history could set you free (from who you were supposed to be)
If sex in our society (didn’t tell a girl who she would be)
'Cause all my life I've tried to fight what history has given me

Sex, Sex, Sex, Sex, Sex, Sex, Sex, Sex
Yeah
Sex, Sex, Sex, Sex, Sex, Sex, Sex, Sex, Sex
(La la la)

If women were religiously
Recognized sexually
We wouldn’t have to feel the need to show our ass,
It’s to feel free
Been there, done that
Got the t-shirt
Sold my soul
And yeah the truth hurts
Tired image of a star
Acting naughtier than we really are

If history could set you free (from who you were supposed to be)
If sex in our society (didn’t tell a guy who he should be)
'Cause all my life I've tried to fight what history has given me

Sex, Sex, Sex, Sex, Sex, Sex, Sex, Sex
Yeah
Sex, Sex, Sex, Sex, Sex, Sex, Sex, Sex, Sex
(La la la)

All my life I’ve felt it deep inside of me
All this time was fighting for what I believe
All my life I’ve tried to hide what history has given me

If history could set you free (from who you were supposed to be)
If sex in our society (didn’t tell a guy who he should be)
'Cause all my life I've tried to fight what history has given me

(Source: , via 87daysbefore)

movimago:

Sailor Man - Ewert And The Two Dragons

greatthingsaremadeoflittlethings:

Bitch Bad - Lupe Fiasco

Yeah
I say bitch bad, woman good, lady better
Hey, hey, hey, hey

Now imagine there’s a shawty, maybe five maybe four
Ridin’ ’round with his mama listening to the radio
And a song comes on and a not far off from being born
Doesn’t know the difference between right and wrong
Now I ain’t trying to make it too complex
But let’s just say shawty has an undeveloped context
About the perception of women these days
His mama sings along and this what she says
“Niggas I’m a bad bitch, and I’m bad bitch
far above average”
And maybe other rhyming words like cabbage and savage
And baby carriage and other things that match it
Couple of things that are happenin’ here
First he’s relatin’ the word “bitch” with his mama, comma
And because she’s relatin’ to herself, his most important source of help,
And mental health, he may skew respect for dishonor

Bitch bad, woman good
Lady better, they misunderstood
(I’m killin’ these bitches)
Uh, tell ‘em
Bitch bad, woman good
Lady better, they misunderstood
They misunderstood
(I’m killin’ these bitches)

Yeah, now imagine a group of little girls nine through twelve
On the internet watchin’ videos listenin’ to songs by themselves
It doesn’t really matter if they have parental clearance
They understand the internet better than their parents
Now being the interent, the content’s probably uncensored
They’re young, so they’re maleable and probably unmentored
A complicated combination, maybe with no relevance
Until that intelligence meets their favorite singer’s preference
“Bad bitches, bad bitches, bad bitches
That’s all I want and all I like in life is bad bitches, bad bitches”
Now let’s say that they less concerned with him
And more with the video girl acquiescent to his whims
Ah, the plot thickens
High heels, long hair, fat booty, slim
Reality check, I’m not trippin’
They don’t see a paid actress, just what makes a bad bitch

Bitch bad, woman good
Lady better, they misunderstood
(I’m killin’ these bitches)
Uh, tell ‘em
Bitch bad, woman good
Lady better, they misunderstood
They misunderstood
(I’m killin’ these bitches)

Disclaimer: This rhymer, Lupe’s not usin’ bitch as a lesson
But as a psychological weapon
To set in your mind and really mess with your conceptions
Discretions, reflections, it’s clever misdirection
Cause, while I was rappin’ they was growin’ up fast
Nobody stepped in to ever slow ‘em up, gasp
Sure enough, in this little world
The little boy meets one of those little girls
And he thinks she a bad bitch and she thinks she a bad bitch
He thinks disrespectfully, she thinks of that sexually
She got the wrong idea, he don’t wanna fuck her
He thinks she’s bad at being a bitch like his mother
Momma never dress like that, come out the house, hot mess like that
Ass, titties, dress like that
All out to impress like that
Just like that, you see the fruit of the confusion
He caught in a reality, she caught in an illusion
Bad mean good to her, she really nice and smart
But bad mean bad to him, bitch don’t play your part
But bitch still bad to her if you say it the wrong way
But she think she a bitch, what a double entendre

Bitch bad, woman good
Lady better, they misunderstood
(I’m killin’ these bitches)
Uh, tell ‘em
Bitch bad, woman good
Lady better, they misunderstood
They misunderstood
(I’m killin’ these bitches)

Bitch bad, woman good
Lady better, they misunderstood
You’re misunderstood
Bitch bad, woman good
Lady better, greatest motherhood
(I’m killin’ these bitches)


| World News - The Local Natives

The lane next over is always faster

And you wait so long until you’re so bothered

But right after you complete your merge

The lane you started in gets going

And while you wait for your luck to change

All you can think of is where you started
You don’t like anything on local radio

So you fumble around ‘til you land on NPR

And listen to world news
Well, a bomb went off in the parking lot

Of a newly opened Sunni marketplace

And a cloud covers your car at just the right time

For you to see the dark on your face in the mirror
Your phone goes off with a picture of your mother

It’s five to six and she can’t find your brother

And while normally you’d yell and screamI

nstructing her to go and find him on her own

But calmly you’re exiting and telling her

That you are headed on your way home
She does not know what to say

Just glad you’re on your way home

You turn off your phone in a different tone                                                                  As you think the bad feelings make the good so good

| You Are as You Were - Shearwater

When you fell in the rocks
At the bend in the river
With the blood from your nose
Running hard on your fingers
And through the rest of your life

The electric charge
Of a change in the weather
You were touching my arm
You were holding a feather
And then I opened my eyes

And the World goes racing, suddenly changed
As the shock of the axe, it leaves you trembling
Like a busting shell in the small of your back
Or a job that’s hard on the cast of your little lie
And an animal life was surging away

And you were back on the road
Through the worst of the Winter
Through the Valley of Lies
Passing through like an arrow

Oh, if your vision collapsed
And a storm from the river
Like a golden medalion
Clutching tight in your fingers
But on the slope of the edge
Will you recover your life

You could stand on the back of a shuddering beam
With a pistol firing shots into the air
You could run in the blood of the Sun’s hard rays
You could drive the mountains down into the bay 
Or go back to the East where it’s all so civilized
Where I was born to the life

But I am leaving the life
I am leaving the life
I am leaving the life
I am leaving the life
I am leaving the life
I am leaving the life
I am leaving the life
I am leaving the life
I am leaving

| Make Me Proud - Drake, feat. Nicki Minaj


I like a woman with a future and a past
A little attitude problem all good it’ll make the sh-t last
Don’t make it too easy girl, don’t take it too fast
Yeah, that’s it, right there, that’s it
Do it just like that
Only you could do it just like that
And I love it when your hair’s still wet
Cause you just took a shower
Running on a treadmill, and only eating salad
Sounds so smart, like you graduated college
Like you went to yale, but you probably went to Howard knowing you
Weekend in miami, tryina study by the pool
Couple things due, but you always get it done
Mighta been a time when I loved her too
But you take that away, you’ll always be the one
One, I wonder why the moon looks nice girl
Maybe it’s just right for the night
You said nig… coming on too strong girl
They want you in their life as a wife
That’s why you wanna have no sex
Why you wanna protest, why you wanna fight for your right
Cause you don’t love them boys, pus… run anything
Fu— that noise

[Hook]
I know things get hard
But girl you got it, girl you got it there you go
Can’t you tell by how they looking at you everywhere you go
Wondering what’s on your mind, it must be hard to be that fine, when all these mutha… wanna waste your time
It’s just amazing, girl, and all I can say is…

I’m so, i’m so, i’m so, i’m so, i’m so
I’m so proud of you
I’m so, i’m so, i’m so, i’m so, i’m so
I’m so proud of you
I’m so, i’m so, i’m so, i’m so, i’m so
I’m so proud of you
Everything’s adding up, you’ve been through hell and back
That’s why you’re bad as f…and you

[Nicki Minaj]
B-b-b-bet I am
All of them bitches I’m better then
Mansions in Malibu babblin
And I never mention everything I dabble in
And I always buy? slow when I’m straddlin’
And my shit’s so good you gotta paddle in
Gotta ro-ro-row, gotta row ya boat
It’s Pink Friday.. and OVO
Popped out, I’m the realest deal, best legal team so the deals is ill
It’s Mac, OPI and a fragrance too
Apparal, I’m dominating every avenue
Couple stone, good view, lil gravel too
Gotta pay for the entourage travel too
Cause I’m fli-fli-flying high
Aint got time to talk, just Hi and bye

Baby you can ask me to take a break
I’ll give it all away, don’t care what the people say
I’ll be a million, billion, trillion miles away

He asked my sign, I said a Sagg’
I’m a star, Sheriff badge,
Whats the point? If I’m guardin’
Double D up hoes, Dolly Parton

[Drake]
I know things get hard
But girl you got it, girl you got it there you go
Can’t you tell by how they looking at you everywhere you go
Wondering what’s on your mind, it must be hard to be that fine, when all these mutha… wanna waste your time
It’s just amazing, girl, and all I can say is…

I’m so, i’m so, i’m so, i’m so, i’m so
I’m so proud of you
I’m so, i’m so, i’m so, i’m so, i’m so
I’m so proud of you
I’m so, i’m so, i’m so, i’m so, i’m so
I’m so proud of you
Everything’s adding up, you’ve been through hell and back
That’s why you’re bad as f… and you know you are

I’m so, i’m so, i’m so, i’m so, i’m so
I’m so proud of you
I’m so, i’m so, i’m so, i’m so, i’m so
I’m so proud of you
I’m so, i’m so, i’m so, i’m so, i’m so
I’m so proud of you
Everything’s adding up, you’ve been through hell and back
That’s why you’re bad as f… and you know you are

Origins - Tennis


Sensitive heart, you’re doomed from the start

Meant to play the penitent part
Inquisitive mind, you’re destined to find
Tempted fate and knowledge divine
View in there a pitied pair
Denoted by a scene unfair
Will you make my children bear
The consequences everywhere?

Is it so hard to forgive the way
That we’ve been made to live?
how much is required to set things right?
Have you confused your power with mine?

View in there a pitied pair
Denoted by a scene unfair
Will you make my children bear
The consequences everywhere?
Imminent you seem to be
a picture of fragility
What is it that you think of me?
Is it a woman that you see?


Is it so hard to forgive the way
That we’ve been made to live?
how much is required to set things right?
Have you confused your power with mine?

Is it so hard to forgive the way
That we’ve been made to live?
how much is required to set things right?
Have you confused your power with mine?