From the Home of Brown Babies & White Mothers

by Big Quarters

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released May 5, 2009

(B.Bagaason) Jesus Was A Commie (ASCAP)
(Z.Bagaason) Real Proper Like (ASCAP)

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Track Name: All Day Long
[Brandon Allday]

99 the best rapper i knew i went to visit in jail
had a beat tape said epl
heard a story about him fucking with a broomstick
they say pain make better music
she was not an artist he was
a mix between crazy and bizzy
i've been both the memory with me
i had a line or two my man laughed in my face
just a dj then 4 hours on the freeway then
7 years if he did rape her
wouldn't wish it on a soul if it don't break her
it took a piece won't be back soon
if you see me around here i'm just passing through

[Chorus]


[Brandon Allday]

2001 this chemistry teacher i had
took a girl a third his age pick a spot the world don't change
strongest violation exercise of control
don't know what was in his mind he had a child of his own
so why take another greedy or selfish
she can't offer you shit needy please help him
most weekends our family went to church
he was there with his rare they missed
i hope he's locked somewhere if he did rape her
wouldn't wish it on a soul if it don't break her
it took a piece wont be back soon
if you don't see me here tomorrow you know what to do
same year the best rapper i knew
came by the perpich studio where zach went to school
han put us on the stage at the red sea
felt real good we didn't rap but he felt we should
before the soundman got famous
in a kennel, he kept his woman's daughter in the basement
claimed she had 3 square 4x4
sarah white grabbed the mic before she moved to new york
if you come back bring kayvon
a song to every memory in a blink they gone
my brother zach played me the melody
i had the beat in my head all day long

[Chorus]
Track Name: Prom Mrs. feat. Mankwe Ndosi
[Chorus]
x2
you shouldn't have set my soul on fire
led me to believe i'm you're one desire

[Brandon Allday]
land of the corporate criminal
and we support so it'll grow
everything i ever wanted or asked for
within arms reach and the grasp short

side of my pinnacle
no other provide identical
could freeze & capture the image (pose)
but couldn't seem to master the mimic (nope)

last album thought my inspiration finished
much to my surprise i kept on living
hit a stride when i pick a side
serve breakfast allday make 'em look laps off pace

i think we in tune clearly
tell me if you want me like amel
she think another buzzing on my cell
need a 25th like ed norton waiting in the bed for him

[Mankwe Ndosi]
why why why why, why why why why
shouldn't have promised me so many things

[Chorus]
x2
you shouldn't have set my soul on fire
led me to believe i'm you're one desire

[Medium Zach]
common theme caffeine for the common fiend
without a drop for weeks feeling out of key
basic migraine throbbing on stage
got then nausea setting in

I'm sure the feeling john had when his pension left him
hope they call pacal corporate thugging it
recession go gold slow getting him his chunk of it
check in the mail the ride home humbling

none up front high go plummeting repeat it
keep it faithful ear drums take a beating
chasing was better than the catching
ran from her face time lapse convinced not attached

not the only one knocking gentleman call
lady friend options open
insignificant who
nah he wouldn't do assuring me he was cool

[Mankwe Ndosi]
why why why why, why why why why
shouldn't have promised me so many things

[Chorus]
x2
you shouldn't have set my soul on fire
led me to believe i'm you're one desire
Track Name: Firebird
[Chorus]
bring the curtains up
our day is done
i hold the window open
but the winter's come
i woke up this morning
await the return
of the phoenix flight
of the firebird

[Brandon Allday]
i woke up this morning with a fresh new look
don't mean my coutoure
stopped through on the way to her job
off hiawatha used to wait in her car

brainstorming a song as i wrote it
one earpiece in one eye open
kaplan's on lake one winter
hooker hopped in i'm not that visitor

not that customer wonder what she'd really
want to be if it were up to her
another life fabricated
live it when she in her mind as he taking it

solace no prints worth lifting
first time felt like hell
felt like hell the earth shifting
grew up over south i bet she miss it

[Chorus]
bring the curtains up
our day is done
i hold the window open
but the winter's come
i woke up this morning
await the return
of the phoenix flight
of the firebird

[Brandon Allday]
i woke up this morning with a fresh new
if i could write her into falling back into it
son of a daughter of an immigrant
want to be friends i'd prefer to be intimate

too late for all that
too early to call back
LA reading New York Times
it not the grind til you lose your mind

took her to a room on the beach in venice
50 yards out the pacific
stateside wayside when the daylight fell
i bet she miss it

[Chorus]
bring the curtains up
our day is done
i hold the window open
but the winter's come
i woke up this morning
await the return
of the phoenix flight
of the firebird

[Brandon Allday]
andrea playing pots improv on the kitchen floor
another line a couple steps i trace
why contest my taste
all these memories captured on audiotape

home on 38th but we've all been away
oak street but we've all been away
why you long in the face could've told you it's all gonna change
she like to travel been a few places

i've been there too privi to the love language
listen to the ocean and the stars
plus dilla donuts in the deck
see the bird out in the yard all so picturesque

get at her when we get done recording
out there a whole world of fortune
came to that realization
let me share a token, if you prepared to take it

[Chorus]
bring the curtains up
our day is done
i hold the window open
but the winter's come
i woke up this morning
await the return
of the phoenix flight
of the firebird
Track Name: Wipe the Dust feat. Crescent Moon
[Crescent Moon]
don't time fly like an aeroplane run like the dollars do
sink like bullshit that talk but never follow through
knock a few rhyme books out the attic
cause i'm sick of that radio static

crescent moon that's the name i was given
it came in a vision now it's stained in my pigment
blessed with a baby things changed in an instant
but it shouldn't take that to see the game that you're living

another day another record to play
and i done lifted every crate trying to measure the weight
if it's free they'll say it's better to pay
where will the sheep lead the shepherd today

met many people and seen many places
moved a few crowds that didn't even speak the language
travelled on a dime and some old suit cases
still saw the sun on my ancestors faces

[Chorus]
care at all care to speak
make the call every week
grab a ball make a beat
write it down it's therapy

[Brandon Allday]
say my name on a record
click a pixel with a line form an image with a vector
culture ever evolve and redefine
would not take a word for what i read between the lines

music is a monster like kody or codeine
widely used and acceptable
plus you highly susceptible
song du jour i'm an entrepreneur

wrote a lake city song many here many gone
interfere thankful we intersected inner thought
i'll stop burning flags when the cops quit harassing me
don't know when that'll be

i give it to 'em cause i knew 'em they support as well
i return home like dorothy gale
tell him when you see him that i love him cause he breathing
plus hug him cause he need it

[Chorus]
care at all care to speak
make the call every week
grab a ball make a beat
write it down it's therapy
care at all care to speak
make the call every week
willingness to listen
it's therapy
Track Name: Good Look
[Chorus]
it's looking like something i've seen before
but somehow we're gonna have to do it our way
yeah i know it's not the way it was before
but somehow we're gonna have to find our own way

x2
independent made ground
industry breaks down
what else are you coming with
it's not grinding if it don't feel like punishment

[Brandon Allday]
come together like new birth, allday a trooper
my northern slang overhang like a yuper
spend dough i don't have like AIG
they still speak of brandon allday highly
anticipated pages full of red white and green
like lowrider magazine playing this song please roll by slow
got a 1200 plugged to the 05 pro chopping boom boom click

[Medium Zach]
suggested prerequisite for grooves that hiss
at 10 Khz made my songs similar to
primo, pete rock, rza's work
in it for decade, then I saw
hardware dinosaur, best way? not no more
you can estimate when end days will find us all
or use time to solve your problems by tomorrow

[Chorus]
get what you put in
proofs in the pudding
made in an instant
wouldn't taste your cooking - good looking

x2
independent made ground
industry breaks down
what else are you coming with
it's not grinding if it don't feel like punishment

[Medium Zach]
brothers work close like wilsons, not owen
could have got us a loan
but still gonna put it out on our own
break even, few dollars got us affording
brothers in business, not cohens
though minnesotans, if you didn't notice
brother's brown skin not showing
for 6-7 months of cold, underexposed

[Brandon Allday]
own spin on a pivotal role
call it a fingerprint all this a stimulant
couple years since i last spoke to my brother phil
could go a couple more he my brother still
let your hips dip like a baptism
zip pop lock lips against fascism
profane call it sacrelige ok perhaps it is


[Chorus]
it's looking like something i've seen before
but somehow we're gonna have to do it our way
yeah i know it's not the way it was before
but somehow we're gonna have to find our own way

x2
independent made ground
industry breaks down
what else are you coming with
it's not grinding if it don't feel like punishment