Boston Sessions, Volume 1: Beast

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released October 18, 2016

Commissioned and compiled by The Record Company.
Curated by Shea Rose, Tom Johnston, Greg Valentino Ball, Matt McArthur, and Jesse Vengrove.
Mastered by Jonathan Wyner at M-Works, Cambridge, MA

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Track Name: Animal Flag - Sink
I'll sink before you do

Just enough to push me over but not enough to drown
I figured all my hesitation would someday let you down
So lukewarm with my intentions
Sometimes I pray you spit me out
I wish that I could love you Lord
But I'm afraid I wear the crown
And I'll sink before you do

I'm heavy in the water
It seems I'm constantly askew
But dethrone me again
And I will follow you

I'll sink before you do
Track Name: Michael Christmas - Cross That Line
Will we ever cross that line?
Will we ever make it to the other side?

Shit I don’t know but I hope
I hope you driving while you rollin’ the dope
I hope the traffic ain’t bad and you make it just in time for the smoke
I hope your mama ain’t trippin’ by the time you get home
I hope I cross into the superstar status that I wanted
I hope it ain’t annoying. I do this for enjoyment
I hope you know I coined the phrase “tick tick tick”
‘Cause time movin too quick and I been on my shit
I’m 21 going on 36. i’m still running ‘round smokin in some dirty kicks
I was young when I first seen that dirty mix
Just trying to spit like Doom and be cool like kids
Other kids didn’t get it, and they still don’t.
On a plane cross the globe with my phone finna roam
Pay the fee, cross the line my whole life is a toll
Get a job, never did. Get some friends, get a goal.

Will we ever cross that line?
Will we ever make it to the other side?

The ref throw his hands up and we did it
And now it’s time to pay Disney a visit
Remember back when I would watch Cow and Chicken
I always had adults around me but no one ever mentioned
This life nuts and if you give up then life sucks
Just get hella bucks with your friends, you type won
Half hard work and half is light luck
Don’t do nothin stupid, that path is striped up
Lost some friends and my pops for a second but he back
Now he sip henn with me, might hop on the track
Down Dudley get a sub, get a bus, get a cab
Give a fiend a couple bills to get some food but it’s for crack
Shit whatever, it’s never-ending, but it’ll get better
My mom had it way worse, times cold as December
Take the Advil for the pain and the weed for the stress
On the edge of the earth, this the line, take a step

Will we ever cross that line?
Will we ever make it to the other side?
Will we ever cross that line?
Will we ever make it to the other side?
Track Name: Black Beach - No Place For Me
They say “In Heaven, everything is fine.”
But I’ve sang Hallelujah, and it never worked out right.

There’s no place for me.

Why am I so death obsessed if I’m afraid of nothingness?
Everything’s fine all the time, I just like to complain.

There’s no place for me
Track Name: Ruby Rose Fox - Skydiver
Dressed to kill on Lavender Hill
You said I’d be the one you’re with.
You said you had always wanted someone to be your Patti Smith

You really took me too high
You really put me on a pedestal
I told you I can't fly

I'm survivor, a skydiver.
I looked you in the eye, I looked you in the eye.
Here’s to gravity…do you remember me?
It could have been anyone flying too close to the sun.

I explained to my body today
That we would be moving though
I get everything that you've done
My Momma she beat me too.

You really took me too high
You really put me on a pedestal
I told you I can't fly

I'm survivor, a skydiver.
I looked you in the eye, I looked you in the eye.
Now looking back I'm happy that
It could have been anyone
Flying too close to the sun.

You really took me too high
You really put me on a pedestal
I told you I can't fly
It could have been anyone
Flying too close to the sun
Track Name: STL GLD - Good
Razor blades in lip, 9 mili in the whip
Money, power, respect — I been told this is as good as gets
Gold is how we measure success
Pops left, mama wept, friends died
Our destruction is our genocide
This is for my people still alive, my block is big is enterprise
Convicts must not apply to that job…they’re surprised that I rob.
Treat me like animal, I refuse to pray to their God
I come from a king and queen but they treat me like I do not

Guns go pop pop pop, pharmacy is in my pocket
They ain't leaving me many options, call each other n___z often
One American pie…I'm just arguing the portions and of course who the source is of all the lies
If we teach our young hatred vaporize and in their eyes we will shine, like kings of old
The crown will glow. Everything remains gold.

We all good.
(Long as the drugs keep coming)
(Long as the money keep coming)
(Long as the guns keep coming)

Kilograms change hands on my corner
Ladies on my controlla, pockets that's full of boulders
The soldiers were sipping saki, numb do to exposure
Gun holders a chip heavy on my shoulder
These shackles how the hold us back and while hell’s upon us
Our family member goners, locked up behind the bars
Others are in a box putting me and mine in mourning
Our fathers don't even want ‘em, mom is more like a warden
The dollars are more important, according to sources we failed.
We got kids in jail, we did not excel, she did not get bail
Weight is on the scale gotta make a sale
Gotta feed my babies teach them to prevail
Smoke my pain, inhale…

Then it’s razor blades in lip, 9 mili in the whip
Money, power, respect — I been told this is as good as gets
Gold is how we measure success
Pops left, mama wept, friends died

We all good.
(Long as the drugs keep coming)
(Long as the money keep coming)
(Long as the guns keep coming)
Track Name: Littlefoot - Casablanca
Lost my heart
Can we stop on the way?
Any one will do
As long as I won’t feel the same.

So what’s the cost of feeling closed off?
Now I’ll see

Oh no, I’m too late
It’s way past seven or eight
I guess that’s too long to wait

Lost in thoughts
That twist and rot
When I hear your name
If that’s the cost of feeling closed off
I have myself to blame

So now I’ll see what happens to me
If you let me be.

Oh no, I’m too late
It’s way past seven or eight.
Is it too long to wait?
I know it’s too long to wait.
I know it’s too long to wait.
Track Name: Pile - Keep The Last Light On
Keep the last light on
Maybe he'll come home soon
He had such bravado
Now he's sustained by a tube
Such a masculine model
One for God to rip through

Mourning the loss of someone who's still there
Or that's what you want to know:
If he's just changed shapes or lives in the air
And if he's okay

It's a tough act to follow
Trying to gracefully lose

Mourning the loss of someone who's still there
Or that's what you want to know:
If he's just changed shapes or lives in the air
And if he's okay

Keep the last light on
Track Name: Dutch ReBelle - RudeBoys
I know you don’t mean to be mean
I know you don’t mean to be rude
Just know that I'm down for the team
Still lovin' your wild attitude
See life aint always what it seems
So we do what we all gotta do
Mad love for my rude boys
Mad love for my rude boys

You was a warrior once I can tell
I know the type see they call me ReBelle
Heavenly flow sent my demons to hell
Wickedest thoughts in a beautiful shell
So I know all about pushing your limits
Always a fight don’t know how you got in it
Feel like the world could just fall any minute
And you’d keep on spinnin’ them sharks keep you swimmin’, I know
I can get you where you trying to go
Know that your work got you stressin’
Those who don’t know you talk bout count your blessings
But not counting money is outta the question
I know that you been through a lot
You rough round the edges and baby that’s smooth
Couldn’t imagine a mile in your shoes
Mute on my views, it’s all about you
I'ma just sit here and pour up this drink
Spill what you think if you please
Sit back and take in these trees
Cocked and its hard not to squeeze
All of round haters on me
All of that stress around you
Know a lil bit bout that too
But see here’s what we gon do
We gon continue to ride even if we collide and we screamin' outside ‘cuz

I know you don’t mean to be mean
I know you don’t mean to be rude
Just know that I'm down for the team
Still lovin' your wild attitude
See life aint always what it seems
So we do what we all gotta do
Mad love for my rude boys
Mad love for my rude boys

I was told gotta get you a roughneck
Island girl so I call you a rude boy
From the hood so you ride for your respect
Movin’ Qs still you move like a Schoolboy
Lotta fights growin' up so you flip out
Wanna dip out every time that its gets too thick
move in the streets, cruise to a beat need your relief
I just hope that you come back quick
Only scared of who I’m fixin’ to be
Spittin' these writtens like sunflower seeds
All of your kittens is smitten of me
Got me OT eatin’ delicacies
They story tellin’ they barely could read
My ladies savages - y’all aint my breed
So please believe - got love for my rude boy
Yea ‘cuz he ridin’ for me
World on your back and your heart on sleeve
Plus now they killing us
Know they ain't feeling us
Way too much real in us
Don’t bite your tongue ‘cuz them scars last forever
Misunderstood ‘cuz you down for whatever
Shout out my hood and to all of my rude boys
Yea ‘cuz we ridin’ together

I know you don’t mean to be mean
I know you don’t mean to be rude
Just know that I'm down for the team
Still lovin' your wild attitude
See life aint always what it seems
So we do what we all gotta do
Mad love for my rude boys
Mad love for my rude boys
Track Name: Palehound - Sugary
I wait for the movies to come to me on DVD
So I can watch ‘em at home on my couch
Zoning out on something else
Cause you made me feel wonderful
You made me feel wonderful
Now there’s not much left at all

Can’t wait for the day to come
When you get numb from all your fun
And I will be at home on my couch
Making out with someone else
Cause you made me feel sugary
You made me feel sugary
Now there’s nothing left to see

I wait for the movies to come to me on DVD
I wait for the movies to come to me
Mastered by Jonathan Wyner at M-Works, Cambridge, MA
Track Name: CreaturoS - History Repeats
A whitewashed perspective
A spike in their brain
The thought of acceptance
Drives them insane

The silent majority
They’re tried and they’re true
In the dark they will beat you
Red white and blue

Repeating history
Second the guess
To deny science is to
Welcome our deaths

Mosquitoes persistence
Towards assembling a choir
To sing about dangers
And topics so dire
Track Name: Julie Rhodes - Hurry Up (& Wait For You)
I've been waiting around
Hoping things might have changed
Since our last time around
But now it's getting late.

It's always somethin' with you
You show up late, I miss you
I'm tired of fighting with you
I know I gotta quit you

I'm 'bout to lose my mind
I've called a thousand times
I always wonder why
I've got to hurry up and wait for you.

It's always somethin' with you
You show up late, I miss you
I hate to break it to you
Honey, you just lost your chance

I'm 'bout to lose my mind
I've called a thousand times
I always wonder why
I've got to hurry up and wait for you

Call you up and no one's home
I'm just sittin' by the telephone
Come on honey, let it ring
It's the last time you're gonna hear me sing

I'm 'bout to lose my mind
I've called a thousand times
I always wonder why
I've got to hurry up and wait for you.
Track Name: Tigerman WOAH - Alone Time
Recorded by Alex Allinson at The Record Company
Mixed by Alex Allinson at The Bridge Sound & Stage

I know how it feels to lose a pocket full of dough
On a truck part ya never thought you'd need
But i don't know how it feels to have a mouth to feed
While going to work and wanting time alone

Cause when I get home, I get high as I can
Pray to god I don’t wake up for work again
There’s nothing quite like being alone
After a long day when you get home

A long day don't end right without some time alone
After work went an sucked the soul right out of me
Trouble is we all gotta spend some time together
Ya can’t get time off by going alone
Problem is we need to get together organized
If we want FREE TIME to have alone

I’m doing alright now, but should I ​have a child
Daycare and pampers would wipe me out
I got enough for now, but should I cradle a babe
How could i afford some time alone?

Without placing all that burden on my partner
Without working so many hours I lose all hope
Without loosing so much sleep I start seeing things
Without turning into a fiend for booze and dope

There’s nothing quite like being alone
After a long day when you get home
Trouble is we need to spend some time together
If we want some free time to have alone
Problem is we need to get together and fight
If we going to FIGHT BACK for time alone

I know how it feels to lose a pocket full of dough
On a operation ya never thought you'd need
But I don't know how it feels to have a mouth to feed
While going to work…
Gimme one godamm minute to myself.

Cause when I get home, I get high as I can
I pray to god I don’t wake up for work again.
Track Name: Bent Knee - These Hands
I see a man in the alley
Hood hiding heaps of grief
These supple hands are trembling
Coat tails pass in the breeze

I smell the fear in the alley
Hood hiding heirlooms of class
These tired hands are steady
My fate is tied to the mast

Every time I see you I am not myself
I am acting, smiling
I'm not one of them
Will I teach my children how horrendous it feels
To draw the line between skins

I hear my name in the alley
Shouts flicker morse with the lights
Shots fire for no reason
Ghosts with their palms open wide

Every time I see you I am not myself
I am acting, smiling
I'm not one of them
Will I teach my children how horrendous it feels
To draw the line between skins

I drop a dime in the alley
Glimmers to bring him the news
These steady hands are trying
Though they've done nothing for you