Four black teens in Philadelphia with nothing other than weekly tranpasses and opinions. Still, the criticism and general interpretation seem to change from day to day regardless of aforementioned teens consistency.
Whatever. We're not doing anyone some terrible injustice, and we don't claim to be changing the world or enlightening the folk beyond belief or recognition. Credences, food for thought, images, a few laughs here and there, and opinions are all that we can offer you. Whether you choose to accept or decline, you are here, as are we, daily.
To face the rain or sunshine, parade or riot, cookout or Saturday detention..We ride Septa.
- Til' the very end, Nya Ari, Samir S, Trent XIII, and Hez
Oh do you? Do you really? I'm like everyone else at times. I like listening to idiocy on the way to a party or while gettting dressed in the morning too. But who else is a slave to lyrics?
"I like lyrics."
Oh you do?? We are one in the same! There is something about a lyric powerful enough to stick to my soul that will always captivate me. I'm guilty of listening to the same song for hours on end simply for the purpose of understanding everything. I'm also guilty of sitting on the train, looking out the window and relating to a sad love song that relates love to bird eggs, a summer day, or plain ol' pain.
Metaphors make the world go round'. From Trigga Trey, to Lupe, to U2. Here are a few songs with lyrics loud enough to deafen a sonic boom.
Little Razorblade- The pink spiders
Hey hey little razorblade girl you're so so serious You're only pretty when you walk away And you act oblivious But I've got the keys so lets put it into drive
And you're right that it's wrong to spend the night alone. You stand on the shore as I'm treading water and wave as I sink like a stone.
Hey hey little razorblade girl you're so so obnoxious This lucid dream is not reality and it makes me so anxious.
Get your hands off the girl, Can't you see that she belongs to me? And I don't appreciate this excess company. Though I can't satisfy all the needs she has And so she starts to wander... Can you blame her?
Don't wanna come down- Trey Songz
I'm Mark Anthony & your JLo...wit a halo. Do ya thing, Flap ya wings. You got feathers, I got leather. He could tip you, I could weather- The storm. It's gone, so I'ma let the top down while.. I got the whip slowed down, windows down Wrist on shine , it's so loud. And baby it's nine if u askin' bout the cloud I'm so high, don't wanna come down.
Oh how I yearn for your touch. I'm so lonely now that you left me. If I could run away you know I would. And I'm hurtin cause girl I never loved you like I should When your love is lost, your whole world's thrown off, when the one you need dont need you. What do you do when love is lost?
Hey soul sister- Train
Your lipstick stains on the front lobe of my left side brain. I knew I wouldn't forget you, and so I went and let you blow my mind Your sweet moon beam, the smell of you in every single dream I dream. I knew when we collided, you're the one I have decided, who's one of my kind.
Drops of jupiter
Tell me did the wind sweep you off your feet? Did you finally get the chance to dance along the light of day, and head back to the milky way? And tell me, did Venus blow your mind? Was it everything you wanted to find? And did you miss me while you were looking for yourself out there?
Hands down- Dashboard confessional
Breathe in for luck, breathe in so deep. This air is blessed, you share with me. This night is wild, so calm and dull, These hearts they race, from self control. Your legs are smooth as they graze mine. We're doing fine, we're doing nothing at all.
Keri Hilson-Knock you down
They say I move too quick, but we can't let the moment pass us Let the hourglass pass right into ashes,let the wind blow the ash right before my glasses. So I wrote this love letter right before my classes How could a goddess ask, someone that's only average for advice? OMG, you listen to that bitch? Whoa, it's me. Baby this is tragic, cause we had it, we was magic
She's an angel. She's the girl, I want to share my dreams She's an angel. I don't care if she can't fly over things, she's an angel. I don't care if you can't see her wings Watch her fly. She's in my dreams when I sleep, but when I wake she's gone so I weep.
The Prayer- Kid Cudi
Baby how I dream of being free since my birth. Cursed, but the demons I confronted would disperse Have you ever heard of some shit so real Beyond from the heart, from the soul you can feel?
Aint nothing wrong, I'll be feasting on something brave. A sexy lady who's pure, she has the cure. I hope she can find a man within the beast, and I hope she saves me from the curse I have to be. I hope she figures out a way to save my soul, to save my heart.
Ain't got you- Kevin Michael
All I ever wanted was to love you Girl I never meant to cause you pain And I only have myself to blame Now you're gone and I can't stop thinking of you Every time I hear your name I think of what I've done again and again
Little Bit- Drake
The pressure's on Both hearts beat like a metronon Both n'sync like a justin song Feels so right but it's just soo wrong
Carry you inside get you some water and undress you I give you my all, and the next morning you'll forget: Who, or Why, or How, or When Tonight is probably about to happen all over again. And she live in a mindset that I could never move to. Until you find yourself, it's impossible to lose you, because I never had you. Although I would be glad to. I probably go and tattoo- your name on my heart, I swear, I start- To think, that I'm going crazy
Complicated- Robin Thicke
I wish I could lose all of my blues I wish I could stop putting my blues on u I wish I could love, I wish that my goods Outweighed my bads enough You know it's killing me. Baby how can I let you go? Suddenly theres nothing I need more
Love you- Maxwell
Listen to the way I feel when love can change you, love arranges you. Heaven blessed the day God sent you here. Hoping that love don't disappear Feel you in ways I can't understand Honey, baby, tell me I can be your man.
Dream on- Aerosmith
Every time I look in the mirror all these lines on my face getting clearer The past is gone, it went by, like dusk to dawn. Isn't that the way everybody's got their dues in life to pay? Yeah, I know nobody knows where it comes and where it goes.
Lights go down, it's dark, the jungle is your head. Can't rule your heart, a feeling so much stronger than a thought Your eyes are wide, and though your soul, it can't be bought Your mind can wander.
Coming clean- Gym class heroes
And it's all part of the game, it's just the same ol' thing with a different name. And you can try and drown the pain, but we both swim too well to submerge ourselves. And I'm tired of the shame of being a fool too cool to maintain two dames. And all I need is time Please forgive me, darlin' the blame's all mine.
I, I love the colorful clothes she wears And the way the sunlight plays upon her hair I hear the sound of a gentle word On the wind that lifts her perfume through the air - Close my eyes She's somehow closer now Softly smile, I know she must be kind When I look into her eyes She goes with me to a blossom world
The Emperor's soundtrack- Lupe Fiasco
Here we are now, entertain us Change don't change us ever since the game trained us- We came up like worms in the rain I dream, my chain became a loose noose that was used to hang us. So now, my insane brain, my 32 teeth And two feet creep like its Elm Street. Cause I only fear God Know the weapons of the weak The weakness of the hard And I will never sleep
And my most coveted thing is my high self-esteem, and the low tolerance for them telling me how to lean. See the most important parts are the ones that are unseen. See the wings don't make you fly and the crown don't make you king. Now God don't like ugly, ain't too happy bout pretty I am ignorance's enemy so stay out of the vicinity of..
I want you- Common
We were like two birds that were able to fly. I try to pick the right words to say to the sky. Some days I would try but wasn't able to cry. I never been good at saying goodbye. I take a deep breath when the times is hard, when I reminisce over you, my God. I spent many years trying to be the heartthrob, I guess it's only right that I got my heart robbed. The scent of a room that reminds me of you A hint of perfume it reminds me of you Take a look at the moon it reminds me of you Hope the stars and the gods align me and you
The badness- J. Cole
Feel like Im riding on a chartered plane of broken hearted pain. Turbulence is constant my pilot has gone insane. If I can find a parachute to parasail, maybe these parasites of paranoia won't prevail Character dope as hell, but where is my parallel sweetheart? Deep thoughts lost in my brain so I sleep hard- Nights with no progress Man I'm thinking like Ill probably find a Lockness in the projects before I find this- Object of my love, this object of my heart. Guitar strings have strum in search of my counterpart Bound to start drinking or smoking, sinking this ocean. Leaping through the badness hoping I'm reaching for closeness.
Rather lose love than to move on never knowing what it feel like. Short days, long nights. By the phone, no call. Need a clear mind 'cause I been blind,got me goin' down that road. Heart made of stone, far away from home. Black woman you cold. Every problem you ever had with another man I gotta face. Started off on thin ice, I'm still here but I cant skate, Slow sink, can't breath, no remorse, don't think, Listen to your friend get another man for a minute then repeat. Queen, you deserve the title but she reject what I give, while she nurse the wounds by them,. Tried them didnt work, diary of a black girl.
Beach Chair- Jay z
No compromise. No compass comes with this life, just eyes. So to map it out you must look inside Sure books can guide you but your heart defines you Chica. You corazon is what brought us home. In great shape like Heidi Klum Maricon, I am on- Permanent Vaca Life is but a beach chair - Some said HOV, how you get so fly I said from not being afraid to fall out the sky. My physical's a shell, so when I say farewell My soul will find an even higher plane to dwell So fly you shall So have no fear, just know that Life is but a beach chair