whysowhite

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released 08 February 2013
all songs written and performed by whysowhite
recorded and mixed at engine co. 86 by chris “dngr” miller - chicago, il
additional recordings by steve rashid at woodside avenue music productions - evanston, il
mastered by tom tierney at spaceman sound - brooklyn, ny
album artwork by devin soisson
management: patrick ‘pwelbs’ welby

big nick : vocals
charlie moonbeam : vocals
d-pop fantastic : vocals : congas
dngr : lead guitar
uncle funk : rhythm guitar
custom sumberg : bass
fatphlams levine : drums
brahmz : percussion
the shef : keys : vocals

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Track Name: kickin' it off
charlie moonbeam:
kickin’ it off, spittin’ out the shit that i’m gettin’
forgettin’ to mention that i’m the king of thought comprehension
charlie moonbeam is the name, the alter-ego, and the moniker
The world without me is like the snoop without the chronic-a
born a star with an Outer Space mentality
i’d like to welcome you to my Aurora Boreality
galaxies away from the fallacies today
“he’s a malice!” they will say, i like the challenge, ok:
to all my cynics i’m in it to win it like dennis kucinich
in a matter of minutes the fresh squad’ll be spinnin’
and we’ll be grinnin’, collecting up our winnin’s
i’m the new mccartney and big nick’s john lennon
we’re the new Beets, we need more allowance, Doug Funny
bangin’ on trash with Patty Mayo, my honey
so get with the sound and whip it around and sip it down
skippin’ the crown and hittin’ the town and listen now

(ope)n yer ears and let the sound into yer soul
it’s a world of color let yer body take control!

whysowhite!
we’re kickin’ it off
the Fresh Squad!
we’re kickin’ it off
Chicago!
we’re kickin’ it off
right now cuz we’re kickin’ it off

d-pop fantastic:
pass that mic around like monkey in the middle
like, “yo, who is he?” “i think he play the fiddle…”
fiddle me this or fiddle me that or just play the cello
Yo-Yo next time you see yer Ma, please tell her i said, “hello”
let go my legos, i’m playin’ with ‘em, homie
some people think i’m heady cuz i Love to get dome-y
dome-y from chloe like i was David Bowie
is there really Life on Mars? he never told me.
ha HA, D-Pop the mic like a bubble
i Love to play board games, it’s fun to get in Trouble!
twister with yer sister cuz yer mommy wants to cuddle
cougars think i’m cute cuz i’m known to rock the stubble
doublemint gum from the doublemint twins
you can stay at home i’ll go bowlin’ with yer friends.
you can stay at home i’ll get dome with yer friends
and now i shout it out ( . )( . )

open yer ears and let the sound into yer soul
it’s a world of color let yer body take control!

whysowhite!
we’re kickin’ it off
the Fresh Squad!
we’re kickin’ it off
Chicago!
we’re kickin’ it off
right now cuz we’re kickin’ it off

big fat nick:
if you give me a beat that bumps like hydraulics,
you can call sprite cuz i’ll quench yer thirst for knowledge
a seasoned vet on the m-i-c,
i’m b-i-g
n-i-c
(and i see)
kadences, kick snares call me visionary
organize words like a dictionary, my diction’s scary
there’s a spark. oh! i’m flynt like larry
hustlin’ mcs, pickin’ on ‘em like cherry
don’t dare me, cuz i’ll go there:
butter rhymes, milky hits, creamy beats,
yeah, we got dairy
tryna make cheese off the charts
straight to the point like quickstart
comin’ in with a bang like poppin’ a balloon with a dart
pullin’ out of the dock, fresh squad’s on deck,
so this boat’s about to hip hop
study music like like stocks,
but don’t think with yer wallet
cuz art’s mute when money talks

open yer ears and let the sound into yer soul
it’s a world of color let yer body take control!

whysowhite!
we’re kickin’ it off
the fresh squad!
we’re kickin’ it off
chicago!
we’re kickin’ it off
right now cuz we’re kickin’ it off
Track Name: the approach
big nick:
girl I been eyein’ you
and I think you been eyein’ me
so where do I start my approach if I don’t know if you dig a fella like me?
i ain’t no superstar
and, baby, I sure ain’t rich
i don’t drive no fancy car but I hope I’m the fella yer dancin’ with
checkin’ yer signals now
i try not to misconstrue
cuz babe if you do what i like then i know that you’ll know that i like what you do
and don’t feel it as a misconnect
when i’m standin’ here at the bar
don’t hear it as a disrespect when i say, girl, that you are the finest by far

(oo-wa-oo)
oh, yeah baby
come in closer so that I can feel the way yer sexy body moves
oh, yeah baby
the way we’re dancin’ makes me wanna tell you somethin’ so emotional

baby, the way you move yer body
it’s like an endless party
so you be the coke and i’ll be bacardi
the way you dig yer hips
oo, i wanna kiss those lips
we’re gonna take it slow. i never lose control, and baby girl i won’t lose my grip
please slide to the floor with me
oh, it’s so important you see
that i’m not yer average guy but a fly one whose main grind is social theory
forget that now cuz i just wanna get down
i wanna have boogie nights all across chi-town
so hop on with the freshest sound and after that, all i can ask is that you stick around.

(oo-wa-oo)
oh, yeah baby
come in closer so that I can feel the way yer sexy body moves
yeah baby
the way we’re dancin’ makes me wanna tell you somethin’ oh so sexual
Track Name: exhale
let it all out with yer body
let it all out
let it all out with yer body
let it all out

let it all out with yer body
let it all out
let it all out with yer body
let it all out

big nick:
i like to get creative
indigenous lyrics call my tongues native
always complex, but never complicated
i’m fresh-slated, you know, clean-plated
exceeding limits but my overdraft is always understated
i flex rhymes ‘til they’re dilapidated, deteriorated
never abbreviated, alleviated, or deviated
previously stated lyrics are braided
with some raw shit that’s graded like the usda did dood
ay kid, you been jaded, hatin, baited, by a system outdated
faded, keeps ya waitin’ until yer mated and then yer fucked
with some kids
so breathe this in and breathe it out
if ye listens then ye will know what i’m about
flood flow never drought
luck low? think it out.
seeds grow up, sprout
just take a little sunshine in and let it all out.

let it all out with yer body
let it all out
let it all out with yer body
let it all out
2x

charlie moonbeam:
b-b-b-breathe me in, sip me up and swallow me
my Love is yer life-force, you couldn’t help but follow me
wallow up all of me, ecstasy is callin’ me
violatin’ policy, like she never heard me speak the Truth
the truth is ruthless like yer toothless grin
i was given the option so i choose to pen

listen as I make sense again of how the world remained hostile in 2000 and when
i slip
between the cracks of the snare and the claps in yer ear til you act like you care
i’m off
to take my head straight to space while i contemplate my face my he(art) chillin’ its pace
i feel
like shit’s startin’ to get real, the boys in the back and big nick at the wheel
we ride
into the sun like gunslingers, hearin’ prophecies from durga
cuz you know we had to bring her

let it all out with yer body
let it all out
let it all out with yer body
let it all out
2x

inhale.
exhale.
repeat.
we do it how we do to get you movin’ on yer feet

inhale.
exhale.
repeat.
we do it how we do to keep you groovin’ to the beat
6x

let it all out with yer body
let it all out
let it all out with yer body
let it all out
2x
Track Name: mowgli feat. sir jove
charlie moonbeam:
i was born with the gift
of impeccable pitch
but the words that i pick
seem only to itch me
the wrong way, it’s always a terrible game
so, hey, would you be my muse?

whenever i try
to be quick with my tongue
it’s like a disease
my brain just goes numb
i just need someone who knows what to say
so, hey, would you be my muse?

this morning i woke
with you by my side
and somehow i spoke
and to my surprise
i asked for yer hand and i asked you to stay
so, hey, would you be my muse?

you’ve lifted the curse
my ideas now flow free
and i know it may hurt
but that’s all that i needed
baby, yer crazy, i’ll be on my way
but, hey, at least you were my muse…

big nick:
so it goes.. and so it goes..

when fire burns
spirits are present.. listening
and we can only listen to them -
to see them..
feel them..
to experience life.
to free the chains of ancestral manipulation
misinformation
of what lies beneath
beyond lies
lie
in
belief.
so believe in the liar not his lies
love equals belief
love equals belief
love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love
love

sir jove:
whysowhite?
whysoblue?
whysome?
whysoyou?
why the Lovers undercover looking for the colored brother to tell ya that you running from ya motha fucking other/
i didn't meant to bring the guns up/
out on you ones up/
when ya done crunching ya numbers/
i got you with the suns up/
segregations cause the funds up/
ninja turtle cowabunga/
pure imagination
willy wonka
top hat sucka/
i say this all with Love/
because you know you was
did rainbows mess you up/
well, color's relative/
cause you's my relativity
e equals mc
naw, my name jove
please check ya knows bleed
k-now
ha ha
did you see?
not me
see 3D
in the middle of the beat
cuz i'm so rehe(art)ed
we gon restart it/
whysowhite calling the stars in those barses/
and they calling this one the martian/
i knew marvin/
ask him what’s going on/
we all tryna be one/
tryna be human/
in america/
corporatizing all my loves/
oh god!
the last one got the gun
goons and lennons
whiles martin's on the run
malcom's is muslim
marcus african/
i'm going back to the future
check my sun
well when my verse is done
universing on this one
you new like a virgin to this young tongue
lizzie izzie really can’t make em dumb
when the colors of the love is the rays of everyone
and funk!
Track Name: too much
big nick:
crazy lazy, my spirit’s hazy
undone fun putting clouds over my inner sun
no one relationship should shake shit
so much so that i must shapeshift in my own life
must fake my smile
and in a while my mental turnstile
gets crammed in and jammed up
and compliments
like dollars i tried to feed that shit broken memories
so naturally shit didn’t make sense
so intense, the dense consensus that there’s
greener fields on the other side of the fence

and with the thought that you feel that i hit and run
my heart starts to darken like the setting sun
there is nothing i can do

to make you feel like our love’s alive
the thought of losin’ you just never star-crossed my mind

baby, if you lie, then we’re through

d-pop fantastic:
you think i’m crazy
oh, i know i’m crazy
you kissed me so you really can’t blame me
they said you’d be the only one to tame me
i gave you my he(art) and you became me
“why did you go?”
you always try to ask it but you always don’t know
we’re in slow-mo
i could say a thousand words like you a photo
( )
my he(art)’s on Pluto and yers is on Saturn
( )
we break up, you break down, i break through this pattern
please... please just pick up the phone…
‘cause i’m tired, and i’m sick, and i’m scared of being alone

with the thought that you feel that i hit and run
my heart starts to darken like the setting sun
there is nothing i can do

to make you feel like our love’s alive
the thought of losin’ you just never star-crossed my mind

baby, if you leave, then we’re through

charlie moonbeam:
i realize what you meant you said
you’d rather Love from afar with yer head buried in yer bed
instead of frettin’ i’m buyin’ records of Madvillain
that mad masked man makes my bad sad attacks chillin’
i’m feelin’ this beat
and keep my head noddin’ to it ‘til my feet are asleep
i keep my mind on my destiny effortlessly
cuz sexlessness is hellish and you were a heavenly angel
it’s strange, how Love calls you to her chest
then cuts you off and makes you fight for the rest
i been tested, just like the rest did
i been bested, i guess i coulda guessed
i expressed it when we were standin’ in yer kitchen:
our dreams are still real but the reality we dreamed isn’t
so once yer finished, wipe the tears from yer cheeks
cuz nothin’ is perfected in a matter of weeks

with the thought that you feel that i hit and run
my heart starts to darken like the setting sun
there is nothing i can do

to make you feel like our love’s alive
the thought of losin’ you just never star-crossed my mind

baby, don’t give yer Love away
Track Name: get busy
my momma done told me, “don’t waste yer life, get busy!”

big nick:
i’m not known for my spectacular flow
but my empirical lyrical just got planted like some miracle gro
and i’ll attack, but ain’t no need to take a step back
when you react to my didactic syntax
oh, don’t get me started on this odyssey, you gotta see
i gotta tendency to mouth off periodically
and logically, i discuss philosophies
i’ll mold yer ass like play-doh, i’m a gadfly like socrates

big fatty:
certainly you look at me with a q-u-e-
s-t-i-o-n on yer mind like, WHO IS HE!?!?
so allow me to reintroduce myself
i like fat beats
call me grey goose cuz i'm top shelf
turn the lights a lil lower
and listen up cuz yer spittin ground level shit and i'm the top floor
the mind blower always thinkin forward
so lemme take a quick breath while d pop gets closer

d-pop fantastic:
back in birmingham they call me D-Pop Fantastic
i’m here to soothe yer soul and blow yer mind iconoclastic
i’m classic, my mommy says i’m Humphrey Bogart
my brain is kinda nuts so if you want, i’ll make a flow chart
i’m so smart, i used to go to school but then i dropped out
Now i’m droppin’ trou’ in a band that’s ‘bout to Pop out
she got that magic look, HerEyeOnMe like Granger
witches on my wand, i’m getting’ busy with a stranger

big fat:
it's time you head to the dance floor with a purpose
i keep the party lit with my hot rhymes call me furnace
i need a thermos
i know yer nervous
but i'm bout to teach a good lesson listen so you learn it
if you got a blunt burn it
i'm the next page
so just turn it
but not yer cheek it's a new leaf
hop out yer seat
start movin yer feet
and keep the beat runnin like a track meet
are you ready to get busy
stand next to yer honey and get friendly
grab a few more drinks just past tipsy
believe it er not, it's kinda like ripley's
believe the hype
you got the fresh squad with whysowhite
with the sound so cold bout to freeze the pipes
wake up chitown cuz the time is right
now
Track Name: renegade
big nick:
that’s it i’m through
no more a part of it
this rat race life i’ve lived
i’m makin’ my breakthrough
i’ve run my circles
and found my dead ends
played the routine that’s allowed some bends
a twisted ride it’s time to end

do you hear yerself talkin’
don’t you ever see with yer eyes?
i break down these walls of lies and here i stand: a renegade
2x

a storm is rising
a thunderous pulse that builds in my veins
cold winds they kept me numb
heavy rain brought days of pain

do you hear yerself talkin’
don’t you ever see with yer eyes?
i break down these walls of lies and here i stand: a renegade
2x

for me, the world is not enough
took until you called my bluff
a thief’s he(art) is what i had
a shameful face i can’t erase
look into my eyes
see for yerself i feel what i have done
take it from me, you reap what you sow
a heavy toll to pay for my fun

do you hear yerself talkin’
don’t you ever see with yer eyes?
i break down these walls with cries and here i stand: a renegade
2x
Track Name: ∞
charlie moonbeam:
i slip into yer veins i think you like it...
i slip into yer veins i know you like it...