Empire Smalls - Hide the Lightning EP

HIDE THE LIGHTNING

TRACK LIST

Lighten Up Now
Trapped
Twisted Shout
Yellow Helicopter

All tracks written and performed by E. Smalls

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

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LYRICS

Empire Smalls Anvil

LIGHTEN UP NOW

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

Empire Smalls Trapped

TRAPPED

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

Empire Smalls Twisted Shout

TWIST & SHOUT

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?

Empire Smalls Yellow Helicopter

YELLOW HELICOPTER

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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