Thursday, April 1, 2004

Cicada CD


A portion of the CD's cover art, drawn by Joe Hoffecker.
(Provided)

• Abiyah, "On Wings of Sound" (MP3 demo | view lyrics)

• Buckra, "Waited 17 Years to Party" (MP3 demo | view lyrics)

• Jake Speed & Freddies, "They're Coming" (MP3 demo | view lyrics)

• The Walker Project, "Last Call" (MP3 demo | view lyrics)

Lyrics and MP3 files courtesy dB Recording and Sound Design Inc. Files are demos only.

 

"On Wings of Sound" by Abiyah
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Only first/second verse and chorus (More to come...)

verse one:

i broke through the dirt on your soul
the intention to make ourselves whole
i built tunnels to the surface to birth us
climbing trees with barefooted soles
so new at only one-day old
i put my outer shell on hold
flew away seeking gold
in the fold of your wings
the communion that it brings

sing your chorus to me
i'm attracted to your symphony
at night your vibe is way too low
way too slow can't wait for the sun to show
and resonate in the glow of your crescendo
when i lay ears upon you
you will know
the destiny of we
as i plant our seeds

hook:

i rise
from the underground
on wings of sound
until i found you
it's been way too long
since i first heard your song
you know
it's 17 years today

"Waited 17 Years to Party" by Buckra
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I'm a cicada
Fresh out the shell
One month to live
And I'm lonesome as hell

Didn't get much action
Down in the ground
I start my buzz
The honeys gather round

Aint got no card
Or no diamond rings
Just some big red eyes
And some fresh dry wings

Ci-ca-da
Bring the flava
Got one month to live
Then it's see you later

Waited 17 years to party

Now my wings are dry
I'm about to fly
My stakes are high
I aint gonna lie

Waited 17 years to party

When I find me a shorty
Pour a sip out the 40
No time to be shy
We'll make love then we'll die

Chorus

Ci-ca-da
Time is running out
I gotta find a way

Ci-ca-da
It's been 17 years
It's time to get bizzay

 

"They're Coming" by Jake Speed & Freddies
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17 years
Has it been that long
17 years
Better get my gun
17 years
Since they've been out
The whole Queen City's
Gonna scream and shot
They're coming

We knew they'd cruise in
Sooner or later
The 17 year Queen City Cicada

Now three long months
Well, well, well
Three long months
Of living hell
Three long months
They'll fester and fly
Everyone run, everyone hide
They're coming

Meaner than a old junk yard alligator
The 17 year Queen City Cicada

Here they come
Here they come
Everybody run
Here they come
Here they come
Everybody run
To the river

Even if you voted for Bush
They're coming
Even if you're scared of Over the Rhine
They're coming
Even if you think Bob Dylan can't sing
They're coming
Even if you're a heterosexual
They're coming
Even if you drive an SUV
They're coming
Even if you bet on baseball
Oh, they're coming
Even if the last time you came downtown was to watch Riverfront stadium blow up
They're coming
Even if you're the CEO of Kroger
They're coming
Even if you believe everything you see on the news
They're coming
Even if you can't remember the last book that you read
They're coming
Even if your favorite radio station is not WAIF 89.7
They're coming
Even if you were fined for being poor
They're coming
Even if the only Woody Guthrie song you know This Land Is Your Land
They're coming
Even if you think vegetarians still eat fish
They're coming
Even if you listen to Toby Keith
They're coming
Even if you believe the war in Iraq is not about oil
They're coming

The 17 year Queen City Cicada
Here they come
Here they come
Everybody run
To the river


"Last Call" by The Walker Project
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WELCOME TO THE UNDERGROUND 2 AM CICADA TIME I'VE BEEN PATIENT I'VE BEEN GOOD BUT AFTER 17 YEARS I'M GOING LOOSE MY MIND

I JUST WANT RUN TO A PLACE IN THE SUN AND SHARE IT WITH SOMEONE

I DON'T MEANT TO COME OFF PUSHY AT ALL BUT WERE BOTH CICADA S AND THIS IS OUR LAST CALL

GOD MADE EVERY CREATURE GREAT AND SMALL AND OUR LOOKS DIDN'T KEEP US OFF THE LIST I DON'T MEAN TO ONE NIGHT STAND YOU BABY BUT ONE NIGHT IS ALL WERE GOING TO GET

I JUST WANT TO FLY TO THAT PLACE IN THE SKY AND SHARE IT WITH SOMEONE

ITS OUR ONE BIG CHANCE TO BE A PART OF IT ALL BECAUSE WERE BOTH CICADAS AND THIS IS OUR LAST CALL




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