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Hide the Lightning EP

by Empire Smalls

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Lighten up now, baby Lighten up right now I wasn't there when they made you but I made it to you now I think you made some mistakes but they didn't give you no brakes So lighten up now baby and then maybe you’ll get by It feels like it's the same Like it could happen again Lighten up now, baby Lighten up right now I got a feeling you'll need me like you’re needing me right now
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Trapped inside your bubble again When you’ve been up shit crick as many times as I’ve been You don’t forget to pack that extra paddle again I remember when we where a thing We used to laugh and dance and shout and we’d sing We'd sing wooo hoo whoo hoo hoo ooo But that’s over now Like history Like phrenology Like democracy Like a simili Trapped inside your puzzle again When you’ve been knocked down as hard and far as I’ve been You don’t forget to bring a longer ladder again I remember when, we where a thing We used to laugh and dance and shout and we’d sing We'd sing wooo hoo whoo hoo hoo ooo But that’s over now Like history Like phrenology Like democracy Like a simili Trapped inside your bottle again When you’ve been shut out as many times as I’ve been You don’t forget to find your own way to get in I remember when we where a thing We used to laugh and dance and shout and we’d sing We'd sing wooo hoo whoo hoo hoo ooo
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Come on and twist and shout Come on and shake it up You really got me goin’ now Just like I knew you would You know I can’t explain Why I can see for miles Talkin’ ‘bout your g-g-generation Well, they’re all grown up You can light my fire You can start me up Did you get your satisfaction Did it get all used up?
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I sat down and typed a letter to my friend I put a stamp on the envelope and then I mailed it to him It said how are you, I am fine, don’t betray me again Never start a fight unless you know you can win Yellow helicopter on the ground Can you take me up there and spin me around I’m a little tired and I worked all day But I’ll be very quiet and do whatever you say I put a dime in a payphone and I’m placing my call I’m gonna go through the phonebook until I talk you all Calling out bullshit don’t make you a cynic If you're gonna win a fight then you gotta get up in it Yellow helicopter on the ground Can you take me up there and spin me around I’m a little tired and I worked all day But I’ll be very quiet and do whatever you say

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All tracks written and performed by E. Smalls

Recorded @ BRING IT! by K.P. in December 2015 & February 2016

Thanks K.P.

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released March 13, 2016

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Empire Smalls Chicago, Illinois

Empire Smalls is an amorphous body in a constant state of evolution. It is what it is when it can be.

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