live at the firehouse

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"live at the firehouse" - recorded at engine co. 86, april 6th, 2013

the firehouse was built in 1898 and is the last free-standing wooden firehouse in chicago. a he(art) space in chicago's north center, it is where whysowhite writes, rehearses, records, and lives.

it is our h(om)e.

come on into our world.

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released August 26, 2013

"live at the firehouse" - recorded at engine co. 86 on april 6th, 2013 in chicago, il.

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

recorded and mixed by chris "dngr" miller
recording engineer - jake "crisp" lipp
artwork by t.j. kiser

"open your eyes" - written by bobby caldwell
"the light" - verses by lonnie "common" lynn
shouts to jay dee

promo video: youtu.be/pY-qvMTcu-M
video - chris lloyd robinson and shon gibbs
editing - roland smith

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Track Name: love vibrations
big fat nick:
i can feel it in my body
i can feel it in my bones
those energy vibrations
got me walkin on the wall
i been dreamin mighty hard now
and fruition’s what i seek
actualization is easy if you let yerself release

planetary sister
how you helped me find my soul
and when i finally realized that i had seen those eyes before
oh it shook me to the core now
brought me to my knees
finally cried after finding my eyes
inside i can finally see

can you feel those love vibrations?

life goes round n round n round n round n round n round n round n round n round in circles
it goes round n round n round n round n round n round n round n round n round in circles
and now you must trust in yerself

listen with yer body
didn’t you know that yer in control
heaven ain’t above you
it’s down on the world we know
so put yer thoughts to sleep now
give that ego a rest
listen with your body
cuz yer heart really knows what’s best

can you feel those love vibrations?

come help me, come help me, come help me, come help me now!

who’s to say that i can’t love myself?
you’re only human
and who’s to blame when there is nothing else?
you just keep cruisin’
Track Name: open your eyes | the light
charlie moonbeam:
i’ve seen you in a lonely place
how could you be so blind
yer still regretting the Love you left, left behind

oh darlin’, I’ve seen you go thru them changes
sitting alone each night
are you expecting to find a Love?
Love that’s right?

darlin’ open yer eyes
let me show you the light
girl, you’ll never find a Love that’s right
darlin’ open yer eyes
let me show you the light
girl you think yer so wise, yer so wise

there are times when you need someone
i will be by yer side
i take my chances before they pass
pass me by
oh darlin’, there is a light that shines
special for you and me
you’ve got to look on the other side
you’ll agree

darlin’ open yer eyes
let me show you the light
girl, you’ll never find a Love that’s right
darlin’ open yer eyes
let me show you the light
girl, you’ll never find a Love that’s right
darlin’ open yer eyes
let me show you the light
girl, you’ll never find a Love that’s right
darlin’ open yer eyes
let me show you the light
girl you think yer so wise, yer so wise

big nick:
i never knew a luh-love, love, a love like this
it’s gotta be somethin' for me to recite this
queen, i haven’t seen you in a minute
so i wrote this letter and finally decide to send it
signed, sealed, delivered for us to grow together
love has no limit, let's spend it slow forever
i’ll never be weathered by what studs did to you
ain't gon' assault 'em 'cause i probably did it too
because of you feelings i handle with care
some kids they recognize the light but they can't handle the glare
you know i ain't the type to walk around with matchin' shirts
but a relationship is effort and i will match your work
i wanna be the one you makes you happiest and hurts you the most
they say the end is near, it's important that we close
to the most high
regardless of what happens on Love let's rely

there are times when you need someone
i will be by your side
there is a light that shines
special for you and me

it's important we communicate
and tune the fate of this union to the right pitch
i’ll never call you my bitch or even my boo
there's so much in a name and so much more in you
few understand the union of woman and man
sex and a tingle is where they assumin’ it land
but that's fly by night for you in the sky i write
and these cold Chi nights, Moon, you my light
if heaven had a height, you would be that tall
ghetto to coffee shop, girl, i see through all
let's stick to understandin' and we won't fall
for better or worse times, i hope to me you call
so i pray everyday more than anything friends we’ll stay as we begin to lay
this foundation for a family, love ain't simple, how can it be?
anything worth having you work at annually
granted we only known each other for some time
it don't take a whole day to recognize sunshine

there are times when you need someone
i will be by your side
there is a light that shines
special for you and me
Track Name: the rain
Charlie Moonbeam:
he woke up to pit-pat, the rain splat, the window cracked
he’s leaned back in the backseat of his cadillac
His eyes crusted and closed, he’s hung over
thinkin’ over the last time he was feelin’ sober
the gentle mist kissed him with a tenderness
unlike the way he’d met his wife with a bender fist
how could he send her this simple pretender shit
he’s pullin’ out his hair and askin’ “when is the end of this?”
his shirt’s wet from a cut on his chest
he remembers feelin’ lonely, can’t remember the rest
his head’s poundin’ the thump thump resoundin’
like God was tryna wake him from his hazardous hell-boundin’
he never founded a consciousness well-grounded
and now he’s caught without his trousers soon as the bell sounded
and he’s surrounded by the poundin’ of rain
and he’s just countin’ down the days until he’s drowned in his pain

ah! the rain is fallin’ down

big fat nick:
ope
my mind’s got me trapped in
roped me with emotions and told me to just get strapped in
crafty imagination craftin
reasons fer me to go back in to habits that lack positive dividends
the end is near here
in these cavernous caves of my mind
escaping barely every time
wondering why
i haven’t broken toward the blue sky
away is where i’m running everyday
but i can’t run away
from myself
and now the rain is fallin down

ah! the rain is fallin’ down

D-Pop Fantastic:
the water level came up, raised up
the river overrunneth, game’s up
the people crying “save us! save us!
from what mother mature gave us! gave us!”
(the rain is falling down)

ah! the rain is fallin’ down