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B. Dolan - "Leaving New York" lyrics  Reply with quote  

Happy 9/11 kids. First lyrics we're posting up from the "Fallen House, Sunken City" album, which is now in the final mixing stages and slated for an early 2010 release.

LEAVING NEW YORK
(b. dolan)

6:05, Brooklyn Bridge:
failed and tongue-tied
body aching
hands shaking
bloody inside
still alive.
Sunrise like a pillar of fire,
still running like the static on a blank channel
sunken to the bottom of the barrel of a gun.
braced against the railing
looking straight into the sun
like I was waiting for someone
to burn a picture in my mind...
like i could recite scripture off the lids of my eyes...
fishing in the East River for a reason to die
voices whispered in my mind,
I believe they were mine.
another pilgrim come to find
that the Bridge is a lie, and
there's nothing on the other side...

I was told to pick my battles.
This isn't my war.
My fight is with myself.
I'm leaving New York
(x2)

Leaving my prayer rug in the apartment off Van Cortlandt
caught in constant paranoia coughing someone's jagged hallelujah
buildings like a burning cross,
withdrawal,
the drive north,
all five burroughs fall,
lizards listen through the walls,
born into this funeral,
news of war from city hall.
subway station, FDR,
tanks and guards, riot squad
movement of the violent mob
I dissolve
fall apart
dusted in the dark,
watching the war start...

They're gonna send us to the deserts of Mars,
where we'll die or go crazy with our legs blown off
don't want to suffocate in space
while God and the State face off
flags waving in the grey dawn,
better to break north.

I was told to pick my battles.
This isn't my war.
My fight is with myself.
I'm leaving New York
(x2)

I never found solid ground
but slept in a burning bed
there's a couple landlords
with a bounty on my head
never learned to bend my neck
or to worship the dead.
metro card expired; hop a turnstile and then jet!
was I a coward to abandon,
the broken down mechanics
that crowned Biggie Smalls as the King of Atlantis?
"Like trees to branches, cliffs to avalanches"
the sea in which she vanished...
Lost Kingdom of Jay-Z and Def Jam Cannibals
beating a dead break on the decks of the Titanic
I am it but I can't fit.
so when the sky fell
I felt like one of the guilty
with the populace in lockstep,
ready to come and kill me.
Did Providence demolish the buildings
that rust and rot beneath the Hudson?
all of it came to nothing
and the devil's still running...

and the devil's still running...

I was told to pick my battles.
This isn't my war.
My fight is with myself.
I'm leaving...
Post Fri Sep 11, 2009 5:07 pm
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holy shit...

I've worked on this song a bunch....but seeing the lyrics typed out...and having that shit right in front of me.....fucking crazy writing....wow....

got damn...
Post Fri Sep 11, 2009 6:33 pm
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Wow. Powerful stuff, B.

Can't wait to hear it.
Post Fri Sep 11, 2009 6:42 pm
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Is it time for this album yet. C'mon!
Post Fri Sep 11, 2009 11:35 pm
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ok guys this isn't right.you let us smell the honey but gives us no taste.at least a 30 second sample would do for me(with some Alias snares in it).

anyway fuck i am going through some difficult times and i am not very good controlling my depression so i was hoping for this lp to be out soon so i can stop drugs(2010...why?).
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tease.
Post Sat Sep 12, 2009 4:39 am
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Can't wait to hear this.
Post Sat Sep 12, 2009 6:18 am
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futuristxen wrote:
Can't wait to hear this.
Post Sat Sep 12, 2009 7:52 am
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"don't want to suffocate in space
while God and the State face off "

ill
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DM wrote:
tease.
Post Sat Sep 12, 2009 9:04 am
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this is why el-p is having a mini tour with B , i bet
Post Sat Sep 12, 2009 9:07 am
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2010?
Post Sat Sep 12, 2009 12:30 pm
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xxdr. mad69xx wrote:
2010?


yeah. We started talking about this album a little too soon. Sorry about that. But 2010 ain't too far away.
Mastering happens in Oct.
After that point we have to put together some things and make sure all the ducks are in a line.
Let the House of Bees Vol 1 mix hold you over til then. It's good stuff.
Post Sat Sep 12, 2009 12:50 pm
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"looking straight into the sun
like I was waiting for someone
to burn a picture in my mind...
like i could recite scripture off the lids of my eyes...
fishing in the East River for a reason to die
voices whispered in my mind,
I believe they were mine."

Uh huh.
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<edited to remove b's personal location info> :p
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