Sketchie LP

by Sketchie

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Recorded at Go Man Studios in Sarasota Fl.

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released June 27, 2014

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Track Name: Rat Race
Living off of government assistance
Still got my back against the wall
Crushed by the sea that surrounds me
Will I rise or will I fall
When I'm swimming in a cesspool of corruption
Violence, lies and deceit
We are the voice beneath the alleyway
We are the rats beneath your feet, oh

I am a member of the smallest minority
Whoa aye ooh ooh ooh ooh
I am a member of the smallest minority
Whoa aye ooh ooh ooh

The concrete it crumbles beneath me
Standing ten feet tall
The system will never defeat me
Unless it defeats us all
We are the voice of the new generation
Caged, waiting to break loose
Another slip of my tongue
Another knot in my noose

I am a member of the smallest minority
Whoa aye ooh ooh ooh ooh
I am a member of the smallest minority
Whoa aye ooh ooh ooh

(Musical break)

I am a member of the smallest minority
Whoa aye ooh ooh ooh ooh
I am a member of the smallest minority
Whoa aye ooh ooh ooh
Track Name: Vice Grip
It's hard for me to breathe
My chest filled with debris
And yet I fill my lungs up with smoke
It's painful when I cough
Exhale toxic exhaust
All I seem to do is gag and choke

My life is flashing before me
It's rising up I'm rising up
My life is flashing before me
I'm gonna die if I keep this up

I'll have another Scotch
Please put it on the rocks
These vice grips, they just won't let me go
I'll drown my miseries
That have been haunting me
I'll wreck my fucking car and crash the show

My life is flashing before me
It's rising up I'm rising up
My life is flashing before me
I'm gonna die if I keep this up (x2)
Track Name: Junkie's Ride
Trembling on a city sidewalk
The air so cold I can barely breathe
Stuck in the freezer with the cocaine freaks
And the track mark junkies
You've gotta give up your safety
Before you can surrender your freedom
There's a demon inside your head
And he's challenging you to feed him

Riding riding riding through the night
From the north end to the west side
Cross the river for the front street buy

Lockdown in the county jail
I see you trembling in your cell
While these four walls have helped you realize
A hole consuming you inside
And you'll sit tremble and shake
As you serve out your 90 days
But when the bars swing open there's no freedom inside
You'll hop on the first needle and ride

Riding riding riding through the night
From the north end to the west side
Cross the river for the front street buy

You're a river city rat, a heroine junkie
All the results of a high school flunky
And if I fuck up, it's me not you
Just like Snoop said nigga "sad but true"

Riding riding riding through the night
From the north end to the west side
Cross the river for the front street buy
Track Name: The Kids
Those kids are crazy
Getting out of hand
Maybe its because they've got no discipline
'Cause the parents try to blame it
On everything except the mood their kids are in
(????)

Don't listen to them they're lying to you
Read between the lines you know its true
Track Name: Til' Debt Do Us Part
They put me in position to load up my ammunition
This condition that we're living is headed for a change
Economical distrust is causing people to bust shots
On anyone in point firing range
I see a revolution and I think it's the solution
Now it's back to the constitution from once which we came
Republican and Democrat, money and power hungry
Even though they seem so different they're exactly the same

America has fallen down
Scraped the knee of liberty
And in the blood we drown

There's money and power
No love of the heart
The feds will set their price
And debt will do us part

Can we endure?

Now there's speculation for future generations
The super inflation is reaching record breaking heights
The government is in control of health and the election poll
Now is not the time to sleep let's open our eyes
It's a missionaries time there's revolutionaries stationed
In areas that you could never fathom to find
It's time to fight back this war isn't Iraq
Let's hold America accountable for her crimes!

America has fallen down
Scraped the knee of liberty
And in the blood we drown

There's money and power
No love of the heart
The feds will set their price
And debt will do us part

Can we endure (x3)
Track Name: Radio Groove
Nothing to do, in this beat-up lonely old town
The walls are caving in and my feet are stuck like glue
To the ground!
Whenever I get up, I get knocked back down
That's why my radio is playing that sound

Whenever things don't go my way
I let the radio play
Something that will make us move
My radio plays a reggae groove

This little boy, he asked a dollar of me
Old dirty socks ooooooh
He had on his feet
He smiled, as he danced
To the jukebox
He played a song that his heart would conceive

Whenever things don't go my way
I let the radio play
Something that will make us move
My radio plays a reggae groove
Track Name: Take A Stand
Everywhere you look the enemy is on a rise
The people in this country too blind, can’t open their eyes
Your powers being taken, along with your rights
The military’s on their side so who will fight?

No one, no one it’s true
The power and initiative well it starts with me and you
Take a stand boy this aint red or blue
No one will stand up but you

How are you to know, what to expect
Political icons we all (?) are hidden behind the press
Its just a scam for voters, politicians at a glance
They try to (???) stance

No one, no one it’s true
The power and initiative well it starts with me and you
Take a stand boy this aint red or blue
No one will stand up but you

Everywhere you look the enemy is on a rise
The people in this country too blind, can’t open their eyes
Your powers being taken, along with your rights
The military’s on their side so who will fight?

No one, no one it’s true
The power and initiative well it starts with me and you
Take a stand boy this aint red or blue
No one will stand up but you
Track Name: This Town
Woke up this morning and I put my shoes on
One foot at a time
I lit my cigarette, I took my first draw
And thought to myself is this really my life

I won't let this town drag me down no more
I won't let this town drag me down no more

Well I've got friends and I've got enemies
Too many people here who tried to deceive me
Too many faces and
Too many names
How could this unjustice go unchanged?

I won't let this town drag me down no more
I won't let this town drag me down no more

Well I keep walking with my head held high
As my senses begin to fray
Oh I wish I could just leave this place
BUT ALL THAT WAITS FOR ME HERE IS MY GRAVE!

I won't let this town drag me down no more
I won't let this town drag me down no more
Track Name: Deception
Pitting us against each other violence sets the stage
When truth is slung down to the ground, ignorance escalates
A way of life to follow on a TV screen display
A way of life to follow taught from an adolescent age

We desire things that pass worth nothing when we die
Instead there's no more solace and compassion thrown aside
It's just an image burned into the brains of human kind

They're distorting your mind

Now our chance is rising so stand up face your fear
A toxic lust surpassing greed that worsens every year
Through commercial ads and news campaigns or politics its all the same
An agenda force fed down your throat, but were the ones to blame

If no one bought into the lies where would we be today?
A better off society the world a safer place
Now its only getting worse we're running out of time

They're distorting your mind