GRIND

by Mirk

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1.
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
2.
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
3.
Success 03:39
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 Chorus Chorus La la la la la la la la
4.
Away 04:53
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
5.
Butterscotch 03:28
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
6.
The Eye 03:54
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 Chorus Chorus You givin me the eye Woah oh oh
7.
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
8.
Drummer Some 03:35
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
9.
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
10.
Quicksand 04:08
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
11.
Stand Under 03:44
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
12.
Spacebook 04:16
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
13.
Revolution 09:28
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' Chorus

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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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