Acoustic EP

by Curtis Irie

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------------------------------------------------------------------------ Dub Check Intro Soundcheck is anybody listening? Dub check, my people are drowning In a sea of consumerism Suffocating on your perfume Soundcheck is anybody listening? Dub check, my people keep drowning In a sea of consumerism Suffocating on your perfume ------------------------------------------------------------------------
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------------------------------------------------------------------------ Deceive Your Perception Strange vibes as our lives lie in the balance Disconnect, yeah, come correct So en-lies the challenge Keep your piece of mind behind the blind shut tight No light shinning in Pretend to control what we all can't comprehend See them people on the street Well they ain't got no food to eat The best you can offer is your prayer.. Saying Oh lord, please let me succeed Permit me to kill what will not bleed On your knees you wait For fate to deal your hand How comforting the thought of another life Well i wouldn't fucking bank on it Everyday i believe Everything and nothing Spoon fed twice, i been hypnotized Let my subconscious dance with ignorance Consumed some time stomaching synthesized Ideals of nature but emotions run wild Killing some, wounding more, but captivating all To perceive the deception and ignore the call Of the material, ignorant, militant mind Who can you trust when everything goes awry? Oh doctor, help me please I'm paranoid as hell My mind's got a disease Diagnose, right me off, fill prescriptions and our heads Apathetic propaganda, we've become the living dead If we blindly follow Do not taste simply swallow The desired effects Fuck that. Let's reject it! See them people on the street Well they ain't got no food to eat The best we can offer is our prayers.. Saying Oh lord, please let me succeed Permit me to kill what will not bleed On your knees you wait For fate to deal your hand How comforting the thought of another life Well i wouldn't fucking bank on it Everyday i believe Everything and nothing Everyday i bleed Everything and nothing Fists in the air Guns in the ground Hearts break like sound waves On the ocean of love They're deceiving our perception We gotta perceive the deception ------------------------------------------------------------------------
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------------------------------------------------------------------------ Sarah Sarah said she'd had enough of living the life Without the one she loved Packed her stuff then threw it all away Oh, she left town on that.. She believed where she was going She would never need any of it Not half incorrect, oh i suspect It'll never quite be clear Drop your inhibitions Listen what you hear Help me understand now Speak freely without fear I'm taking my time, memories seem like dreams Learning to relax while questioning everything My willing is able, my mind far from stable At times frustration's known to get the worst of me But my intent is right And i would feel just fine If someone would be so kind to flip that vinyl ------------------------------------------------------------------------
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------------------------------------------------------------------------ MusicK It's a burning inside Taken in through my eyes A simple balance between Passion and pride But i think i'll loose myself this time Been racking my brain What seems like forever Tripping daily on this life, well i'm Back to the same conclusion I'm still me just disillusioned Full circle now what's the point of the game? If i've already lost myself before Easy loving now dead and gone Cause my friends keep on leaving We all gotta keep moving on People keep talking listening for their turn to speak Everyone done agree but nobody know me or my intention My pride is the love that i found And my passion's these 8 notes that keep me bound to this ground They sit hardly contemplating Complicating and waiting for drama to ensue Burn unnecessary bridges their decision Staring eyes seen as guilty as mine People keep talking listening for their turn to speak Everyone done agree but nobody know me or my intention My pride is the love that i found And my passion's this music that keep me bound to this ground ------------------------------------------------------------------------
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------------------------------------------------------------------------ Passion Vs Talent Plenty of talent but where is your heart and your soul? The working class heroes Come down with the small town blues It's a shame I spent my last buck at the bar Sang to a crowd that could not have cared.. less Yes it is a question of originality My obsession my profession even with no money I guess whatever sells is good as gold Plenty of talent but where is your heart and your soul? Split the seams of the scene Music's what it means to you Chart success don't impress yes you only a pawn Sing that same song everyone know how it go No, it ain't no question individuality Oh, cause we each have a unique journey Yes, i've heard more passion expressed in 3 chords Tell me when did musicians become fucking whores Collect your paycheck, oh yes, play that role Plenty of talent but where is your heart and your soul? Art not easily defined Definitions endless throughout time, yes I work within the rhythm Nothing better i can find Keeping it real, steady response Musical ambience, yes, contemporary 311, Rx B, whoa, The Slackers, and Big D Sold out show at Metro, many did not get in They rocked acoustic outside, those crazy boys from boston I say play your music loud, steady represent your music proud And do what you feel when the feeling's right Plenty of talent but where is your heart? Do what you feel when the feeling's right Plenty of talent but where is your soul? Yes it is a question of originality My obsession my profession even with no money Yes, i've heard more passion expressed in 3 chords Gimme heart, melody, paint a picture with words Think for yourselves, take back control ------------------------------------------------------------------------
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------------------------------------------------------------------------ Settle the Score Seemingly impossible To count the amount of possibilities Refuse to sit and watch my life On that TV screen Wait for the dare to be great But fate is not a belief of mine No destiny for me I'll make up my own in time Settle the score! Strive for something Strive for something more Settle the score! Strive for something more ------------------------------------------------------------------------
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------------------------------------------------------------------------ Daytime Drama I got a good mind to articulate my mental state But i wander so quickly, sometimes can't create Should i give in and write tunes about girls and heartache My concern for other things you can call that my mistake Refuse to ride the coaster of emotion Call it a sickness, take a pill or a potion Gimme a guitar, i'll serenade the ocean If this was daytime drama we'd all be phenomenal actors Is it kill or be killed? Survival of the fittest Do what you can to be better than that man Is it about the after life? A better place, paradise Only fools i've ever met won't admit that they'll never know Keep your mind shut I'll keep opening mine up Your mind shut I'll keep opening mine Refuse to ride the coaster of emotion Call it a sickness, take a pill or a potion Gimme a guitar, i'll serenade the ocean If this was daytime drama we'd all be phenomenal.. Your mind shut I'll keep opening mine up Your mind shut Well i'll keep opening mine.. Oh, what a waste of time Oh, what a waste.. Refuse to ride the coaster of emotion Call it a sickness, take a pill or a potion Gimme a guitar, i'll serenade the ocean If this was daytime drama uh-oh... ------------------------------------------------------------------------
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------------------------------------------------------------------------ No Name What once was anticipation Now only a whisper What starts with expectations Ends in frustration Shadows stain my floors Voices echo like dub It's 5 am and everyone is gone But me The night was a spark Left only ash Remnants of life Turned into trash This catatonic state I just can't ignore It's 5 am again Now what do i do? It's 5 am and everyone is gone.. But me i can't stay Got a ticket one way Think that's where i'll find my mind To a place with no name If i'm wrong all the same You can bet i won't let you down Images and songs Politely haunt me Telling stories sending me Off on day dreams Silence eventually assumes all control Well it's 5 am again Now what do we do? It's 5 am and everyone is gone But me and you ------------------------------------------------------------------------
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------------------------------------------------------------------------ Vindication/Holiday You said you want someone To have, to hold, to call your very own Need to be reminded How it feels to touch, to want someone that much And you try so hard Play the part of a prince but Your innocence is overrated now Infatuation, vindication The virus has spread to your head all you desire Stimulation, escalating Now she's going to my head Now she's going to my.. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Navigating through these clouds Allowed to see only what they permit me to see Peak my head out of the ground Reminds why i prefer to live beneath the dirt Riding high on these vibrations Silly me forgot the lot of social obligation This holiday i will not trade for anything Oh, but i feel the pressure drop, man The pressure dropping down on me Won't do as i was programmed to Nah nah, i know now The life that you're leading Only ends up being self-defeating Won't do as i was programmed to.. no more In this insane mess of an abyss i will find peace Confused by emotion, my devotion remain To be logically insane Steady insanity.. Comforted by the fact This is always in me Remove my seal of approval Like a pistol i got a fist full Of pissed of resentment Won't do as i was programmed to Nah nah, i know now The life that you're leading Only ends up being self-defeating Won't do as i was programmed to.. no more In this insane mess of an abyss i will find peace Beautiful creature, extend my arm to reach Her intrigue exceeds the word Darling lay next to me, i'm somebody's baby But we can't fight these demons all night What do you expect with my head so full of sex Won't you please let me sip on some Honest T My dreams are bizarre, feelings fractured and obscured When i walk want someone to hold Won't do as i was programmed to Nah nah, i know now The life that you're leading Only ends up being self-defeating Won't do as i was programmed to.. no more In this insane mess of an abyss i will find peace Oh i will find my peace Oh i will have peace I will find.. ------------------------------------------------------------------------

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released August 29, 2007

Acoustic EP - 08/29/07
Recorded live @ Buddha Zen Studio
All music written by Curtis Irie
Produced by Jason Jefferies (www.sssounds.com)
Good On Paper Publishing ASCAP

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