URBANITE

URBANITE
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“Races”
Written/performed by URBANITE
Produced by Sir Charlie London

We got to live together, right now. Over me.

Would someone tell me please just when I became a racist.
I know I am but it’s not my fault that I’m hatin’.
Society to me is assimilation. Too much information. I need a vacation.

I know I’m not the only one with these feelings. So many others suffer out there searching for meaning.
It’s taken me a lifetime to sit and have a write down but I guess I was scared nobody else really cares.

We got to live together, right now. Over me.

We all sit and watch the world crumble in to pieces.
CNN and Twitter feed it to us like feces.
Those who ain’t aware are probably living in despair.
While half the worlds money’s in the 1 percent’s tummy.

It’s no wonder the extremists want to see us dead.
They think we all got a Rolls and a private jet.
That’s no reason to be killing, if it was true.
But it ain’t, so whatcha’ gonna do?
Kill everybody in the world who don’t agree with you?
Je suis Charlie.
Kill everybody in the world who don’t agree with you?
Je suis Hoody, yeah.

People dying over cartoon prophets.
Others makin’ solidarity profit.
Starving on the one side. Homeless in the middle.
Over there you got the ones with barely more than little.

We got to live together, right now. Over me.

When did I become a hater.
A hyper critical debater.
Did someone put it in me when I was just a baby.
Did I see it in the news or even in cartoons?
It’s no wonder they think we’re bad.
We often don’t appreciate the little things we have.
And when we do what do we do
we just want to have so much more than you, you, you.

You want to rule us all in the name of your God with a firm hand.
But somehow you seem to forget that your Prophet was a peaceful man.

Allah don’t kill no innocents.
Allah don’t fight for money or greed.
Allah don’t rape no women.
Allah got nuthin’ against me.

Tell us now whats up with you stealing kids?
Didn’t your mothers teach you nuthin’ ‘bout somethin’ when you was a kid?
How ya get Mohammed so effen twisted in your heads?
Your own truths.
Your own lies.
Your own message.
Takin lives.
Terrorized.
All your doin’ is takin’ lives.
Terrorized.

We got to live together, right now. Over me.

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“United” written/performed by URBANITE
Produced by Sir Charlie London

You say you’re followin’ your savior.
On a quest with your friends.
But your antisocial behavior
will only bring you to your end.
You can call it what you want to.
Paint the picture how you please.
But in the end you’re going to find out
you were just a social disease.

Together.
Forever.
United.
We stand together for peace.

Together.
Never divided.
People just want to be free.

Nothing like a world united.
Ain’t no use for you to try and fight it.
Everybody sees right through ya’.
The world can’t wait to hand it to ya’.
We shall overcome
your bible and your guns.
A change has just begun.
Let peace and love be won.
We will live as one.

So you’re looking for the answers?
Now here’s a question for you all.
Do you even know what you’re fighting for
or were you just born to be a fireball?
They don’t really care about cha’.
All they want is someone they can use.
So go on and let ‘em strap a bomb to ya’.
And like a coward light the fuse.

Together.
Forever.
United.
We stand together for peace.

Together.
Never divided.
People just want to be free.

Nothing like a world united.
Ain’t no use for you to try and fight it.
Everybody sees right through ya’.
The world can’t wait to hand it to ya’.
We shall overcome
your bible and your guns.
A change has just begun.
Let peace and love be won.
We will live as one.

Together.
Forever.
United.
We stand together for peace.

Together.
Never divided.
People just want to be free.

Nothing like a world united.
Ain’t no use for you to try and fight it.
Everybody sees right through ya’.
The world can’t wait to hand it to ya’.
We shall overcome
your bible and your guns.
A change has just begun.
Let peace and love be won.
We will live as one.

United.

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For social activists like me and society as a whole, 2015 has been quite tumultuous. I was especially thrown for a loop during the riots and protests which took place in my birthplace, Baltimore MD. There was a fire incident a few blocks from my Grandparents! During and afterwards, I found myself inspired to write a few new songs with Baltimore as the backdrop. This is the first one called CHARM CITY. Once upon a time that's how the city was known around the States. These days it's more like 'alarm city' but hell, we can change that, right?! Like the song says, "Say it loud! I'm me and I'm proud! Born in Charm City!"


CHARM CITY written/performed by URBANITE
produced by Sir Charlie London

I chase no paper.
I got no cash.
This is my sitch
I’m fine with that.
I know my worth is more than my weight.
I’m not living for society’s sake.

State of the nation
way of the world.
We need to call every boy every girl.
Be the solution.
Be resolute.
You can be changing the bad into good.

You can.

Talk to your family.
Speak with your friends.
Ask many questions.
Learn what you can.

Know where you come from.
Be who you are.
Make every moment.
Wish on every star.

Say it loud (I’m me and I’m proud!)
Stand proud (Born in Charm City)

I don’t work for money.
I work for me.
If that makes me money
it don’t make me unhappy.

But thinkin’ being at the top
means rollin paper from the bottom
you are living just to drop
from the top to the bottom.

There’s more to life
than having lots of money.
Get to know yourself.
Find some friends and a honey.

And from there who knows
conquer and rule.
But when you get it
you’ll be surrounded
by your family and crew.

Say it loud (I’m me and I’m proud!)
Standing proud (I’m from Charm City)

Say it loud (I’m me and I’m proud!)
Stand proud (Born in Charm City)

If city walls could ever talk
they would tell the stories
of the ones who got no glory
but went on to do the dirty work.
(Dirty work!)
If I talk a bit too much
guess what?
You can change the station.
You can turn me to down
or you can turn me up.
(Turn me up)

Say it loud (I’m me and I’m proud!)
Standing proud (I’m from Charm City)

Say it loud (I’m me and I’m proud!)
Stand proud (I love Charm City)

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“Bag A Gods” written/performed by URBANITE
Produced by Sir Charlie London

What you got tucked up in your bag ‘a Gods?
Rumor has it you bucked up and gotta job.
Still a serial killer in your dreams,
you and Dexter be chilling at the crime scene.

Now you’re a functional part of our society.
You go to church and even grew yourself a family tree.
5 years.
10 years.
Fifteen.
Twenty.
You can live a lifetime waiting for the right moment.
And when it comes you’ll hit the ground runnin’,
and in the name of Allah gonna blow it down gunnin’.

Bag ‘a Gods.
Bag ‘a Gods.
Where did you find your Bag ‘a Gods.
Some are moldy.
Others stale.
Many broken, dry and frail.
Bag ‘a Gods.
Bag ‘a Gods.
You need a brand new Bag ‘a Gods.

Why you wanna go and kill me?
I ain’t out there doin’ nothin’ to no-body.
I ain’t got no enemies.
I ain’t got no foes.
Ain’t got no arch nemesis trying to blow—my head off.
Every chance that he can get (he gonna take it).
Every bond we ever fit (he gonna break it).
Every feeling ever felt (he gonna fake it).

Bag ‘a Gods.
Bag ‘a Gods.
Where did you find your Bag ‘a Gods.
Some are moldy.
Others stale.
Many broken, dry and frail.
Bag ‘a Gods.
Bag ‘a Gods.
You need a brand new Bag ‘a Gods.

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“Beautiful” written/performed by URBANITE
Produced by Sir Charlie London

Seems we don’t agree on much of anything.
But it’s these differences that make us who we are and how we think
about the problems in the world we’re facin’.
We’re all just runners in the human race of races.

It shouldn’t be about who loses or who wins.
Why can’t we just compete and when we meet be the best of friends.
Is it too much to think that people are the same all over?
Cut us open and you’ll see we bleed the same color.

Now why you got to mix religion in to everything.
On top of that saying that your God is the one who reigns.
That means the other three quarters of the world is wrong.
Hindus, Buddhists, Jews and Christians need to move along.

Those beliefs were here before the rock of ages.
But now you’re calling what you write the holy pages.
Somehow you got yourself stuck in the middle ages.
Raping kids, cuttin’ off heads, burning people in cages.

I confess I do my best not to hate cha’.
Far East and West on a quest to degrade ya’.
But there are those who think the world would be much better off
if all a ya’ll were chokin’ on the barrel of a Kalashnikov.

As for me I believe the earth is big enough.
Apparently you can not live in a world with us.
You would rather watch it burn and crumble into dust
than live in peace and harmony sharing joy and love.

Can’t you see how beautiful and wonderful it is?
Truly magical and colorful.
It can be so beautiful, cheerful and pleasureful
if you could just let it go and learn to live.
Let it be beautiful and merciful.
Stop being so hateful.
You know it’s pitiful.
It could be so beautiful and worshipful
if you let the people go and be truly faithful.

I hope and pray it’s the beginning of the end.
Your lust for terror is a thing no one can comprehend.
Your seeds are spread out on the ground of every nation.
Prophesied through a sick interpretation.

Politicians sendin’ boots in on the ground.
Coalitions on a mission tryin’ to put you down.
Airstrikes over night across the battleground
killing innocents and you ain’t nowhere to be found.

Life can be so beautiful and wonderful.
It’s only natural to want it all.
It can be so beautiful, cheerful and pleasureful.
If you could just let it go—tear down the walls.
Let it be beautiful and masterful.
Yes the Prophet says it’s so.
It’s beautiful.

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