Friday Lyrics Mash: Blue (and Red) Ain’t Your Colors

Blue looks good on the sky
Any problem I got I just put my fist in
Psychoanalyze try, diagnosing me, why?
My game ain’t knowledge – my game’s fear
But I didn’t have a chance

Then some punk claimin’ they understandin’ me
I’m tellin’ you
If I had a chance like you
It wasn’t your brother that brutally died
I’m tellin’ you
Baby, blue ain’t your color

My life is violent but violence is life
My homeboy got jacked
You see, they hit us then we hit them
It’s so black and white
But darling, it don’t match your eyes
Baby, blue ain’t your color

Madness insanity live in profanity
Well, I’ve had enough to drink
I had a chance like you
I don’t need your assistance, social persistance
Peace is a dream, reality is a knife
Staring at your drink
And turn it ice cold
Red or blue, Cuz or Blood, it just don’t matter

The gangs of L.A. will never die – just multiply
Blue looks good on the sky

Friday Lyrics Mash: Blue (and Red) Ain’t Your Colors

Baby’s First Blog

CHARLOTTE STREET FOUNDATION STUDIO RESIDENCY PROGRAM

Hello, everyone! Welcome to blog!

I’m James and I am here to help poetry the hallways of the 6th floor. In general, it’s considered ill advised to allow me to poetry indoors. I am messy, barefoot to an unsettling degree, and speak to myself in a very critical manner a bit too loudly. You can take the boy out the bus stop but can’t take the bus stop out the boy…or something. So, it has been quite an honor for the good folks at Charlotte Street Foundation to bring me on board and haunt the hallways for a few hours a week. I promise to rattle the chains at a reasonable volume, you can hold me to it if you want.

I suppose I should tell you about THE WORK. I, primarily, write poetry but have been known to work in other literary mediums such as playwrighting, micro-nonfiction narratives, and music blogging…

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Baby’s First Blog

Listen of the Week: The Orb

COW / Chill Out, World!, by The Orb

COW / Chill Out World! is arguably The Orb’s most mellow record to date, marking a shift from the techno button-pushing toward minimalism’s most conspicuous composition. With a sullen, studied restraint, “Wireless MK2” babbles over the sounds of wind and water, with soft synths weaving over warm, restorative drones, reverse piano, and phased dub horns stretched to a time-shifted breaking point. A sort of deconstruction of the sounds that have dominated early singles since the act’s beginning (think “Asylum” or “Perpetual Dawn”), the track scrubs each element to its most essential essence, slowly assembling an acoustic collage more indebted to Fripp & Eno than anything from their back catalog.

http://www.tinymixtapes.com/music-review/orb-cow-chill-out-world

Listen of the Week: The Orb

Friday Lyrics Mash: I Hate U to Want Me, I Love You

Don’t want to but I can’t put nobody else above you
Caution tape around my heart
                                                                      I want you to want me
From nights we don’t remember

I hate you, I love you,
I know that I control my thoughts and I should stop reminiscing
Now all my drinks and all my feelings are all fucking mixed
Didn’t I, didn’t I, didn’t I see you crying?

Don’t want to but I can’t put nobody else above you
                                                                      I’d love you to love me
                                                                      Do you miss me like I miss you?
I put this reel out, but you wouldn’t bite that shit
I want you to want me
Everyone I do right does me wrong
Feeling used

Don’t want to but I can’t put nobody else above you
You want her, you need her
Oh, didn’t I, didn’t I, didn’t I see you crying?
Feelin’ all alone without a friend, you know you feel like dying
                                                                      How is it you never notice
                                                                      And I’m always tired but never of you
                                                                      I want you to want me
                                                                      I’m begging you to beg me
                                                                      I hate that I want you
                                                                      I need you to need me
                                                                      I miss you in my front seat

Fucked around and got attached to you
                                                                      You said you wouldn’t and you fucking did
You ever wonder what we could have been?
When love and trust are gone
Oh, didn’t I, didn’t I, didn’t I see you crying?
                                                                      I hate that I love you
                                                                      That you are slowly killing me
                                                                      I hate you, I love you
                                                                      But I still can’t seem to tell you why
                                                                      I hate you, I love you
I want you to want me
                                                                      I hate that I want you
I’m begging you to beg me
                                                                      I hate that I love you
I’d love you to love me
                                                                      So every lonely night I sing this song
And if I were you, I would never let me go

Friday Lyrics Mash: I Hate U to Want Me, I Love You