Vol. 2

by Hours Eastly

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released September 18, 2009

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Track Name: The Crickets of Jiminy
VERSE ONE
You know the birds don't fly
In the sunlit sky
Near the isle of the crickets of Jiminy
They had flown before
But the throne bid war
And the King's men killed off their enemies
It was The Battle of Nigh
When the kestrels cried
"Retreat! Defeats on the wind!"
For all the locusts swarmed
To a potent storm
And the battle soon drew to an end

CHORUS
We're The Crickets of Jiminy

VERSE TWO
Still the earth was wet
From the blood they'd let
And the pools, they set to collecting
It seemed dissent and subversion
Had led to desertion
The Ministry's troops were defecting
You want to go then go
If you don't then don't
Say you will, say you won't
You don't say?
But if you leave, that's that
When you're gone, you're gone
And you don't come back
No way
There's no way

BRIDGE
If they fight like their fathers before them
When the war ends they'll go home
And when we sing then we'll sing 'til the morning
'The Lords of the Feather have flown'

CHORUS
Track Name: Mash It Up
VERSE ONE
Let the jeans sag obscene
Got my feet in my chucks
Ain't no shirt on my back
Just the Jack in the cup
Don't give a damn about the law
They can all go get (what)
And every time I come around
I come to mash it up

PRE-CHORUS
Mash it up, mash it up
I've come to mash it up

CHORUS
Pardon me, can't you see that I'm a man on fire
Lit and lifted for real
Let me know how you feel
Burn it down to the ground
Throw a fifth on the pyre
Lit and loked out my mind
Only roll with that kind

VERSE TWO
Got Bo stuck in the bucket [seat]
Still up in the cut
Push the tens now and then
When I bend in the truck
Don't give a damn about the law
No, they're all so corrupt
But they can't stop me now
I've come to mash it up

PRE-CHORUS

CHORUS

Don't give a damn about the law you give a holler y'all

CHORUS

VERSE THREE
Burn the lye get me high
Got that Jack in my cup
Call me love, get that (explicit)
She got that sweet, sweet, that cut
Track Name: Not Me ft. Danni Bay
VERSE ONE
When I need her loving
I say "Girl, your love is something
Won't you come bring your love 'round my way"
Said her figure's godly
Girl I really want your body
I can hardly find the words to explain

PRE-CHORUS ONE
When I need that collie
I just give my man a call
He's always on his job on 3rd St. & Bay
No, he never claimed to be wise
But he tries to abide
What the wise men say

CHORUS ONE
Bitter is the heart where the love lay fallow
Never bear a fruit with a root so shallow
Never sow a seed
What a shame indeed
Not me, grew my shoot into the sky
I got the kaya get you so high

VERSE TWO
When I need her near me
I say "Girl, I love you dearly
See your eyes light the fire in my heart"
Let the fire light
And oh, my soul, when it ignites
The flames will rise to the sky
Ring the alarm
Ring the alarm

PRE-CHORUS TWO
When I need that collie
I just give my man a call
He always push, yea he push 'round the way
No he never claimed to be wise
But he's quick to recite
What the wise men say

CHORUS TWO
Under wing mother keep the young bird, callow
Sheltered in the trees and the sweet rose mallow
Some of them will fledge
Reckon flight's a dread
Not me, no you'll find me in the sky
I got the kaya get you so high

VERSE THREE
When I need her loving
I say "Girl, your love is something"
She say "Boy, you know I got you locked down"
Ain't a girl 'gon stop me
When I want them drawers to drop
See, I say "Look here, drawers, you drop now!"

PRE-CHORUS ONE

CHORUS ONE & TWO
Track Name: Into The Sea
VERSE ONE
Lifeless, my love
Your blond hair in tangles
Father’s in the hall
Mouth open wide
Why did she go?
I don’t know!
Did she leave you alone?
She left a note…
At least she was at peace
When her hand penned the last line
Bloodless pink
Feather-light
Why did she go?
I don’t know!
Did she leave you alone?
I suppose…

CHORUS
So I go…into the sea
Don’t wait for me, no
I will not be returning

VERSE TWO
As soon as I can move
I’ll go to meet her in the next life
Paper’s on the stoop
The ink is barely dry
Why did she go?
I don’t know!
Can you still feel her soul?
I feel her ghost…
There beside the bed
I held her head to my chest
Tight?
As tight as any man
Could bear to make his hands
Why did she go?
I don’t know!
Will you fare on your own?
I fear I won’t…

CHORUS

VERSE THREE
The longest goodbye
Just a face on the A-train
From old St. Mark’s
Out to the Rockaways
Why did she go?
I don’t know!
The stars too, implode
I suppose…

CHORUS

OUTRO
In the fiercest fire of the soul
The golden lotus still grows
Underneath the leaning sky
Can’t you see the leaning sky?

Lifeless, my love
Your blond hair in tangles
Father’s in the hall
Mouth open wide
Track Name: Let Them Burn
VERSE ONE
If they should crash, let them crash
Let them crash like the wave
When it breaks on the shore line
And if they burn, let them burn
Let them burn like the fire
When it’s higher than a pitch pine
If they should rise from the ashes
Then fashion the caskets
And fill them until they concede
If they should kindle the embers
Then tend to the cinders
Hold fast ‘til the last of them bleeds

CHORUS
Mother, when I’m waking in the morning
Will the new day be peaceful?
Is the belly of the beast full?
It’s hard to see how it could feed and feed
And still need more

VERSE TWO
If they should fall, let them fall
Let them fall like the tide
All that rise come to ebb now
And when the low slack arrives
Bleed the life from their eyes
'til the last one is dead now
And if they rise from the depth to the day
Make their watery graves in the waves now
And as they drown, oh the sun start to fade
See the light bend and break on the way down

CHORUS
Mother, when I’m waking in the morning
Will the new day be peaceful?
Is the belly of the beast full?
It’s hard to see how it could feed and feed
And still need more
And yet it still needs more
Every time it leaves me be
It’s not for long
Has it gone?
I feel I’m dying
Feel my weak pulse…
Weak like well water
Too faint for my place in the sun
Track Name: I Can't Sleep
VERSE ONE
The night is still, the crescent’s waned
The blood is pulsing in my veins
Uneasy is the mind that finds the worst is yet to come
The doors are locked, the shades are drawn
I pray I see sweet ‘morrow’s dawn
Fortunate, the eyes that come to rise with the sun

Tip-toe, so slow
To the stair and ‘Oh, no!’
A figure in the dark imparts a shiver to my bones
Alas, a rack of coats and hats
Has nearly spurred my heart to lapse
Allayed, the switch is thrown
Still I feel I’m not alone

CHORUS
I can’t sleep

VERSE
A brief retreat into repose
Is shattered by an awful blow
I must investigate the source of such a dreadful sound
Unto the stair I wend again
The door’s ajar but what’s come in?
Frozen in my fear, feet adhered to the ground

Eyes wide, breath short
To the hilt in ill sorts
The shadow of a man, it stands where light had rightly shown
Each pace retraced
Fleeing in extreme haste
‘Intruder to my home, I cannot rest lest you not go!’

CHORUS

BRIDGE
The drubbing of the floor
It’s drawing near my door
In the darkness I discern
The knob begins to turn
Track Name: Underhand
VERSE ONE
Have you come for the underhand
Under my roof?
And have you come just to sunder my
Sunder my roost?
Say goodbye
Turn the light
Won’t you leave me in my darkness?
Have you come for the underhand
Under my roof?

CHORUS
If I say go
Would you say no?
Every time you show
You lay me low
If I say go
Would you say no?
Then go...

VERSE TWO
Have you come for the underhand
Under my roof?
And have you come just to plunder my
Plunder my loot?
Say goodbye
Turn the light
Won’t you leave me in my darkness?
Have you come for the underhand
Under my roof?

BRIDGE
If I said go
Would you say no?

VERSE THREE
Have you come for the underhand
Under my roof?
And have you come for my thunder?
Yea, thunder, that too
Say goodbye
Turn the light
Won’t you leave me in my darkness?
Have you come for the underhand
Under my roof?

CHORUS
If I say go
Would you say no?
Every time you show
You lay me low
Now you've been in my home
Could you be so cold?
If I say go
Would you say no?
Then go...
Track Name: Eloise
VERSE ONE
Eloise the law is coming
We’ve got to blow this town
Before the sun goes down
I know this ain’t the type of life
You find in young girl’s dreams
But I need you here with me
Looking over both our shoulders
It has worn me thin
And nearly to my end
Listen dear you’ve got to hear me
Most sincerely say
That even I can change
Even I can change

CHORUS
Please, please
Patience, Eloise
Have you got no time
For a man like me?
I’ve got a heart of gold
But it’s buried so deep
And it only shines in the right light

BRIDGE
Pack it up, the law is coming
I hope they know I’m strapped
Already been up in the slammer
And I’ll be damned if I go back
Pack it up, the law is coming
I hope they know I’m strapped
Already caught me, got me jammed up
I’ll be damned if I go back

VERSE TWO
If they stopped me
Shot me
Dropped me
That’s the fate that the Angels brought me
At least I will not be rotting in a cage
My one regret is that I didn’t have a chance
To prove to you
That I was true
When I said I could change
Even I can change

CHORUS

BRIDGE

CHORUS
Track Name: Don't You Go ft. Danni Bay
VERSE ONE
The air's become heavy
The tension is tight
I know his hands can't
Touch you like mine

BRIDGE
Sometimes the weight proves too much to carry
Sometimes I can't even sleep at night
Sometimes my room is so solitary
Sometimes it hurts on the inside
It's just a minor break in my heart (4x's)
And she says "Lover don't leave me now" (3x's)
"No, please, oh please…don't go"
"Please don't go, please don't go,
Please don't go, please"

CHORUS
It's just an ache from my head down
It only hurts when you're not around
Don't leave me now
Don't you go
Please don't go (3x's)
Please, don't

VERSE TWO
Your eyes give you away
I still make them shine
I know his arms don't
They don't hold you like mine

BRIDGE

CHORUS TWO
It's just an ache from my head down
It only hurts when you're not around
Don't leave me now
No need to call for the doctor now
It only hurts when you're not around
Don't leave me now
Don't you go
Please don't go
Please don't go
Please don't go
Please don't
Track Name: Slim ft. Wax Atom
CHORUS
You know he goes by Slim
You’ve probably seen him in the yard
And you know he’s a pimp
‘cause he pimps so hard
He’s got the gold in the trim
And the rims on the tire
You know he’s on the block
When the bass drop
He goes boom

VERSE ONE
I got the fire herb
Bunk’s for the birds
I’ve come to carry yall away
Can you feel me now?
Yea, we got that fire sound
Drop the beat I’ll lay it down
And carry yall away
Can you feel me now?
When I spit at bricks I want to kick it with I get it
Keep a semi-automatic for the static
They can’t kill me now, no

CHORUS X 2

VERSE TWO
I got the fire herb
Fuck what you heard
I’ve come to carry yall away
Can you feel me now?
Yea, we got that fire sound
Drop the beat I’ll lay it down
And carry yall away
Can you feel me now?
Don’t you trip because your trick had seen me spit and let me hit it
Keep a semi-automatic for the static
They can’t kill me now, no

CHORUS
Track Name: Get It Better ft. Kelsey Baucom
There's so many other fish in the sea, but

HIS VERSE ONE
I have no motivation
No desire
To jump from the frying pan
Into the fire
For all my hesitation
Flames getting higher
If I don’t hurry
I will surely come to die here
Jump!

HER VERSE ONE
Leave if you want
But you're better off here
Don't you front 'cause I won't shed a tear
Ain't another gonna love you and I mean that sincere
Just don't call me when you find you're alone
That's that kind of shit that makes me sick
Make it quick
I should go

CHORUS
Get it better then
No, not at all

HER VERSE TWO
I said it once now I need to decide
If I should stay with you and let our feelings collide
The time is coming I'll choose by tonight
But if I don't hurry I will surely come to die here
Jump!

HIS VERSE TWO
Go ahead and leave girl as soon as you do
I'll be headin' to the Dog for a pub crawl with Luke
I got a hundred other honeys I've been dyin' to screw
Woman please won't you be on your way
That's the kind of trash that makes us clash
Where's my stash?
What'd you say?

Jump!
There's so many other fish in the sea
Jump!

CHORUS

OUTRO
Jump!
If it's done then it's done
Have I made myself clear
You can front if you want
The front door's right here
I won't ever take you back and I mean that sincere
Still you call me if you find you're alone
Track Name: One
In the beginning everybody had one
Ten got robbed then they had none
Ten had two but then five got killed
So five had four then more blood was spilled
Two had ten but they wanted more
So they beat the drums and they went to war
Everybody fought to the death
There was just one left
But when they were young
Everybody had one
Track Name: Miss Short
VERSE ONE
You poor young thing Elizabeth
I hope you went with ease
The beautiful Black Dahlia
He brought you to your knees
Behind the walls in secret halls
Your body made to bleed

CHORUS ONE
Miss Short, feel the sun again

VERSE TWO
They found you as the Menataur
Your lips like Lovers too
Man Ray would say the art was there
The art, Miss Short, was you
Your arms the horns and body torn
On Norton Avenue

You poor young thing Elizabeth
A guilty man went free
Your body stark in Leimert Park
I hope you went with ease
He took you from the world
And then he sailed across the sea

CHORUS TWO
Black Dahlia I'd never hurt you
Miss Short, feel the sun again

CHORUS