GRIND

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released April 1, 2012

Joshua "Mirk" Mirsky, Mike Thornton, Andrew O'Brien, Kate Sgroi, Chris Russell, Stephen Struss & Tara Merritt. Featuring Mr. Cheeks & King Dreams (2012)

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Track Name: Grind (Introduction)
To Grind by definition means:
To crush, to mold, to shape
To crunch, to rub, to grate
To pound, to press, to scrape
To mash, to grit, to form
To plague, to crank, to forge
To labor, to sharpen, to chore
To persist, to oppress, to subdue
To pulverize, to suppress, to persecute
To dance , to task, to chew
To fragment, to refine, to move
To instill, to tyrannize, to prove
To work
To MIRK
Track Name: Beautiful Music (Feat. Mr. Cheeks)
We make the beautiful music
It makes a beautiful me
Takin' this thing with no price
Find it a suitable fee
Birthin' this thing into life pull it from outta my dreams
That's a beautiful thing
Ain't that a beautiful thing
I gotta beautiful grind
Is it a suitable grind
Should I be choosin' that side
I must be losin' my mind
I'm just losin' my mind
Buyin' that beautiful lie
Am I the truth in that lie
Man I'm the truth in that lie
And it is settin' me free
But it ain't lettin' me be
All of these beautiful people seem to be measurin' me
All these unusual people basically tethered to me
One with a musical mind somethin' eccentric to be
And I'm just makin' my mark
Mirk is just playin' his part
I'm just relayin' my heart
It's been this way from the start
Turnin' this clay into art
Sculptin' these words into sound
Makin these beautiful songs
Man we ain't mirkin' around


Beautiful
We make the beautiful music
We make the beautiful music
We make the beautiful music
We are the beautiful people


We were sent here to get it in
This may be new to you
We make beautiful music
The music we make is beautiful
Got the beautiful hustle
To bring us beautiful cheddar
Around them beautiful people
That put that movement together
It could only get better
Got the blessings to guide us
Don't let them demons divide us
Release the beast that's inside us
Makin' legal drug money
Yeah I'm runnin' with riders
Me and Mirk we your music suppliers
Got that keyboard and drums drums
Sound from the horn
Background and guitar there's a lot goin' on
When the band plays along
It makes that music so strong
You hear the crowd sing the song
They love the way that we perform
Mu music is our life so we gone do it til we gone
We make beautiful music so beautiful music is born
It's like when you put a fuckin' light to a bong me and Mirk put in work right or wrong c'mon

Chorus

We make the beautiful music
We are the beautiful people
Music be makin' me money
Money the root of all evil
I'm just livin' my dreams
And it's bruisin' my ego
You could be what you want
That just be ruinin' people
Lyric the script to my life
Call it the movie and sequel
And the track is my church
From the stoop to the steeple
From the booth to the speaker
Speak the truth I'm the preacher
Pop in the cd sit in the pews and I'll reach ya
I'm a student and teacher
I'm a loser and winner
Expert intermediate and beginner
I try to be a good person now I'm a sinner
That's why I feel the struggle burnin' down in my innards
Like I'm outta my mind
I'm feelin' outta my time
I must be ahead cause I really doubt I'm behind
Until I'm dead I'ma stay out on my grind
On the road doin' shows fans shoutin' my lines
Singin' beautiful

Chorus
Track Name: Success
La la la la la la la la

I been dreamin' about you forever baby
I was startin' to think you would never take me
Would I make it with you a forever maybe
Would you lift me up girl you could levitate me
Are we gonna lose control
Go into the great unknown
Take me where I need to go
Tell it all let the truth be told

You know I want you
Can't get to you
What am I supposed to do
I think that you could make me woman
Dreamin' of you
But I can't touch you
What am I supposed to do
We'd be so amazin' now

La la la la la la la la

Do I amaze you I get what is comin' to me
Keep chasin' you you keep runnin' from me
There's no replacin' you, you takin' nothin' from me
Can't take the truth ain't takin' nothin' from me
Are we gonna lose control
Nothin' gonna soothe your soul
The music gonna smooth it over
Tell it all let the truth be told

Chorus

I don't know what to call ya
Maybe I should name you honey
Cause it seems to me you sweeter than a plate of money
And I know that's comin' with
You probly think that's funny
But once the bees and flies attracted that's when it gets muddy
They try to get between us
We ain't together yet
You know sometimes I be wishin' that we never met
I tell them if they pay me they get to you better yet
I'm pimpin' you cause you been pimpin' me forever bet
Ain't it funny how the honey turns to vinegar
Success ain't pimpin' me I'm pimpin' her
It ain't the money man I'm just tryna get into her
Success ain't pimpin' me I'm pimpin' her

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Chorus

La la la la la la la la
Track Name: Away
When I have to go away away
The only thing that keeps me sane
I can see your face your face
It's etched up in my brain

When I have to go away
I ain't talkin' upstate
I'm talkin' on the road doin' show everyday
Meetin' new women and they wanna take your place
All I gotta do is close my eyes I can see your face
I caN hear your voice and you're tellin' me you'll wait
Flashback to the day when you're beggin' me to stay
But I gotta go New York to LA
From LA to the Bay
From the Bay out the states

You know I gotta go
Movin' place to place
Got another show
Jumpin' stage to stage
Can't wait til I'm home
And we're face to face
Woah

When I have to go away away
The only thing that keeps me sane
I can see your face your face
It's etched up in my brain
I can see your face your face
It's etched up in my brain
It's etched up in my brain
When I have to go away
I can see your face your face
When I go away
When I have to go away

From the road to the hotel
Telly to the show
Stage to the green room
Partying with hoes
And they wanna go
To the room with the band
Gotta let them know
Ain't no room in the van
Really wish I could
But the truth is I can't
Cause I got you at home
Thought of losin' you like damn
I can see your lips and your eyes
Thinkin' bout what's between your hips and your thighs

You know I got these girls and they love my fame
All around the world and they scream my name
I know that you love me for who I am
Woah

Chorus

Finally the day that I'm comin' home
Walk through the door you got nothin' but the covers on
There's a feelin' in the room and it's somethin' strong
And it's real hot like you left the fuckin' oven on
I couldn't leave this love alone
My bad I couldn't leave this love for long
So I'm comin' back after a hundred days
A couple hundred stacks a couple million plays
A bunch of downloads
A couple down hoe's
A hundred ass holes
that wanna brown nose
But they don't mean a thing
They don't get me to sing
They would never in their life
get to see a ring
That's reserved for you
My universe it's true
You my earth and moon
Get me higher than the purple do
It's good to see your face
It's just like I remember
It's all up in my brain
Etched up like its rendered

When I have to go away
The only thing that keeps me sane
Is I can see your face
It's etched up in my brain
When I have to go away
The only thing that keeps me sane
Is I can see your face
It's etched up in my brain
Etched up in my brain
Etched up in my brain
I can see your face
It's etched up in my brain
Track Name: Butterscotch
I wanted to see if I could talk to you for a few
You could do all the talkin' I'll just listen to you
And your body language says who's talkin' first
And we don't even need to talk with words

We can talk at the bar
In my car
At my house
We can talk it out
On the couch
in my room
On the bed
We can talk it out

I wanted to see if I could talk to you for hours
We could talk in the bedroom in the kitchen or in the shower
And your body language says who's talkin' first
And we don't even need to talk with words

Chorus

We can talk it out
We can talk it out
We can talk it out
We can talk it out

Chorus

We can talk it out
We can talk it out
We can talk it out
We can talk it out
Track Name: The Eye
I see you lookin at me from over there
But you dancin with him and I don't care
You got that biting your lip seductive stare
The way you rockin those hips , flippin your hair

Woah oh oh
You givin me the eye
You givin me the givin me the eye
But you been chillin with that guy
You gonna tell him a lie about why you can't go home with him tonight


Say you got headache
Tell him you feelin' sick
Start a fight with him say he's actin' like a prick
Tell him you really tired maybe that'll do the trick
Ain't no way in hell I'll introduce him to my dick
But that's who you'll be meetin' if this evening goes as planned
And he's just some dude you seein' he ain't even like your man
And you ain't like a groupie girl you're more just like a fan
All that shits a lie and I don't really give a damn, so

Chorus

You givin me the eye

You walkin over givin me the eye
You ain't even blinkin'
And you bringin' him
I'm like the hell she thinkin'
Introduce me as your cousin
Introduce him as your husband
He starts apologizin'
Like I'm sorry she's been drinkin'
That's when you start beefin'
Like you do this every weekend
And you tell him that you're leavin'
You just lookin' for a reason
Now both of you are in it
And you sayin' that you're finished
Then you slippin' me a note
That says meet me in fifteen minutes, damn

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Chorus

You givin me the eye
Woah oh oh
Track Name: Favorite Girl
There's a lot of songs about her many verses many hooks
She's the backdrop for lotsa movies plenty books
She's been through many changes lotsa styles every look
The trend setter from business men to petty crook
If you make it with her you'll make it anywhere
You could dream real big not make a penny there
Pessimism, skepticism, cynicism, fill the air still it's fair
You get lucky and become a millionaire

Don't let her catch you slippin'
She'll trip you make you fall
She'll leave you bruised and beaten with you back against the wall
She could make you famous
She just gotta make one call
You'll go from broke and nameless to the envy of us all

My favorite girl
She is so full of dreams
If she don't break you down she's buildin' up your scene
Oh my favorite girl
You know she don't sleep
She stays awake while you dream
Don't fall in too deep

She gave birth to celebs
Stars stayed at her crib
She taught the whole world near and far how to live
You wanna see her you could pick a tunnel take a bridge
Get there she'll pull your card take your shit
If you can make it with her you'll make it anywhere
A lotta people try and they from everywhere
And when you got there they were already there
But you can make it first here anything's fair

Chorus

She's my favorite girl
You know she don't sleep no no
She stays awake while you dream
Don't fall in to deep no no
Don't let her catch you slippin' no
She'll trip you make you fall
But she can make you famous famous
You'll be the envy of us all
Of us all
Track Name: Drummer Some
Give the drummer some love
Gotta give the drummer some girl
Give the drummer some love
Gotta give the drummer some

We been doin' this thing for a couple minutes
I need to know here and now if you fuckin with it
I know you like it when I come over and touch your kitten
Cause when I wake up you got breakfast waitin in the kitchen
I'm kinda diggin on this you and me situation
I think you feel the same about it
So lets quit the chasin'
I'm talkin' settle down you know mama pick a station
I'm puttin this thing out there for you baby girl what's shakin.

Oh oh oh oh oh
Why don't you tell me what you wanna do
Why don't you tell me what you tell me what you wanna do
Tell me what you want
Why don't you tell me what you tell me what you wanna do
Come on come on baby
Why don't you tell me what you tell me what you wanna do
Tell me what you want
Why don't you tell me what you tell me what you wanna do
Oh oh oh oh oh
Why don't you tell me what you wanna do

Give the drummer some love
Gotta give the drummer some girl
Give the drummer some love
Gotta give the drummer some

I think it's time we look at this for what it really is
It's every other night you be sleeping at my crib
We eating out after work we even order in
This thing is kinda taking shape as a relationship.
I wasn't looking for a girl when I met you darlin'
here you are and I ain't never really fallen harder
We took it here what you think can we take farther
Cause If that ain't what we doin' why bother?

Chorus

Tell me what you want girl
Tell me what you need
Tell me
Tell me what you want girl
Tell me what you need
Tell me
Tell me what you want girl
Tell me what you need
Tell me
Tell me what you want girl
Tell me what you need
Tell me

Break it down
Feels good
Bring the bass back
It feels good

Chorus
Track Name: Sunshine (Feat. King Dreams)
Sunshine, sunshine, sunshine, sunshine, sunshine, sunshine, sunshine, sunshine

Everyday the ghetto calls
With my back against the wall
Will I stand or will I fall
It's my life in the sunshine
And if I die be for I wake
I pray the lord my soul to take
I did it all just for some cake
It's my life in the sunshine

I was in the backyard smokin' trees gettin' stoned
They came up in my crib with no key packin' chrome
They want my money my weed my computer my phone
Wifey runnin' buggin' screamin' leave us alone
They askin' all these questions like where the fuck the stash is
Lookin' in my cabinets and underneath my mattress
This is real life ain't no mother fuckin rap shit
And they want it all even though I never had shit
I ain't gettin' robbed even though that's what it sounds like
The bad boys came without the cameras and the sound bites
But I kept my cool I'm colder then some ground ice
They said we shippin' packages from Cali out to Crown Heights
That sound nice if we did I never noticed
Said I'm gettin' five years tried to make me lose my focus
Wantin' me to rat I ain't never been a rodent
Kept on askin' questions I kept sayin' I don't know shit
Track Name: Quicksand
I'm feelin' kinda tired baby
Been runnin' through your mind all day.
You been thinkin' bout seein' me woman
Probly tryin' to guess what I might say.

I ain't tryna chase you girl
So why you runnin' away
Runnin' away runnin' away, runnin'
Runnin' away runnin' away
I ain't tryna catch you girl no no
So why you runnin' away

It's gettin' kinda heated baby
You probly tryna light that fire under me
The burn can't go untreated sugar
Some you pay for and some are free
Oh

I'm sick of fighting sick of yelling
sick of screaming
You think you right I think you wrong
You think I'm leaving
I think I might I'm freakin lost
It's like I'm dreaming
A nightmare
Stuck in quicksand

I ain't tryna hurt you girl
Why you runnin' away
Runnin' away runnin' away, runnin'
Runnin' away runnin' away
I ain't tryna scare you girl no no
So why you runnin' away

You driving me crazy
Down that long road
We been here before now
Still don't know where to go
I said you driving me crazy
Down that long road
We been here before now
Still don't know where to go oh

I'm sick of fighting sick of yelling
sick of screaming
You think you right I think you wrong
You think I'm leaving
I think I might I'm freakin lost
It's like I'm dreaming
A nightmare
Stuck in quicksand you right there
I'm sick of fighting sick of yelling
sick of screaming
You think you right I think you wrong
You think I'm leaving
I think I might I'm freakin lost
It's like I'm dreaming
A nightmare
Stuck in quicksand

I ain't tryna chase you girl
Why you runnin' away
Runnin' away runnin' away, runnin'
Runnin' away runnin' away
I ain't tryna catch you girl no no
So why you runnin' away

I ain't tryna hurt you girl
Why you runnin' away
Runnin' away runnin' away, runnin'
Runnin' away runnin' away
I ain't tryna scare you girl no no
So why you runnin' away
Track Name: Stand Under
Try to understand
I had to walk before I ran
So take me by the hand
And let me show you

Here we go chase the Baker maker Of dough
Gotta get that paper wrap the haze or the dro
Three-quarter water man that H to the O
That's where I rest my roots thats how I'm makin' it grow
Amazed by the flow still the chase kind of slow
But overnight success it ain't safe for your soul
You ask me where I be I spend my days on the road
You know how I'm rollin' man I stay like the Stones

And I try said I try to come prepared with a plan on how to survive

I don't understand why it ain't a part of the plan
And you stand over there with that list of demands
The other side of that line that you drew in the sand
You know I always did do that shit for the fans
You used to be my number one now you more like a grand
And it's hard to get a grip when shit's ripped from you hands
But if you puttin' up a chase never will never ran
Can't stay in one place and establish a brand

Said I try and I try to understand but I cant and I don't know why
Still I try and I try to come prepared with a plan on how to survive

Try to understand the best way that I can why you want to take a stand against our plans right now.
Try to understand I had to walk before I ran so take me by the hand and let me show you how

Misery loves company but my company successful
Success ain't miserable even though it can be stressful
It takes a lot of time my life ain't really restful
It takes a lot of heart you could say I got a chest full
It takes a lot of smarts you could say I got a head full
Of that shit that keeps me sharp on point a pencil
But I don't write shit
Sometimes I type shit
Mostly I remember all the things that make me nicest
I got them slices and them nice zips
Cop it by the quap and I'll probably drop the prices

Said I try and I try to hand to hand it but I cant it takes too much time. Still I try and I try to come prepared with a plan on how to survive

Said I try and I try to understand it but I can and I don't know why
Track Name: Spacebook
I can't stand the shade so I stay in the sun
I keep on my shades til' the day isn't done
I got the whole world on my shoulders and it's weighing the ton I'm out here in space by myself and I'm feelin' so numb

How did I get to this place where I'm all alone
Surrounded by everyone's face but I'm all alone
Out here just floatin' in space and I'm all alone
Sometimes I don't feel like I'm safe cause I'm all alone

I know I ain't safe ain't safe so I got me a gun
Keep it in my safe my safe and away from my son
The world it is getting much colder like we escaped from the sun
We out here just floatin' in space by ourselves with no air in our lungs

Chorus

Alone alone alone alone
Alone alone alone alone

Ain't stayin' my age my age cause I'm feeling so young
See it in my face my face when I'm beating my drum
The world it ain't gettin' much older its all the same world from
They out there just floatin' in space by themselves with parts that don't make up a sum

Chorus

Alone alone alone alone
Alone alone alone alone
Alone
Track Name: Revolution
Fightin' for future
No future and fightin'
For freedom they'll shoot ya
shoot shoot you shoot down
Once that fires ignited

Revolution Revolution
Revolution Revolution

If war, if war is the answer
With who is the question
It's spreadin' like cancer
Spreadin' spreadin' out
With human aggression

Chorus

The temperature's risin'
The wire is churnin'
The president's hidin'
Hidin' hidin' out
Cause that fire is burnin'

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