The Karaeoke Machine

Re: The Karaeoke Machine

Postby JichaelDick » 17 Nov 2010, 01:51

Pistols shots ring out in the barroom night
Enter Patty Valentine from the upper hall
She sees the bartender in a pool of blood
Cries out "My God they killed them all"
Here comes the story of the Hurricane
The man the authorities came to blame
For something that he never done
Put him in a prison cell but one time he could-a been
The champion of the world.

Three bodies lying there does Patty see
And another man named Bello moving around mysteriously
"I didn't do it" he says and he throws up his hands
"I was only robbing the register I hope you understand
I saw them leaving" he says and he stops
"One of us had better call up the cops"
And so Patty calls the cops
And they arrive on the scene with their red lights flashing
In the hot New Jersey night.

Meanwhile far away in another part of town
Rubin Carter and a couple of friends are driving around
Number one contender for the middleweight crown
Had no idea what kinda shit was about to go down
When a cop pulled him over to the side of the road
Just like the time before and the time before that
In Patterson that's just the way things go
If you're black you might as well not shown up on the street
'Less you wanna draw the heat.

Alfred Bello had a partner and he had a rap for the corps
Him and Arthur Dexter Bradley were just out prowling around
He said "I saw two men running out they looked like middleweights
They jumped into a white car with out-of-state plates"
And Miss Patty Valentine just nodded her head
Cop said "Wait a minute boys this one's not dead"
So they took him to the infirmary
And though this man could hardly see
They told him that he could identify the guilty men.

Four in the morning and they haul Rubin in
Take him to the hospital and they bring him upstairs
The wounded man looks up through his one dying eye
Says "Wha'd you bring him in here for ? He ain't the guy !"
Yes here comes the story of the Hurricane
The man the authorities came to blame
For something that he never done
Put in a prison cell but one time he could-a been
The champion of the world.

Four months later the ghettos are in flame
Rubin's in South America fighting for his name
While Arthur Dexter Bradley's still in the robbery game
And the cops are putting the screws to him looking for somebody to blame
"Remember that murder that happened in a bar ?"
"Remember you said you saw the getaway car?"
"You think you'd like to play ball with the law ?"
"Think it might-a been that fighter you saw running that night ?"
"Don't forget that you are white".

Arthur Dexter Bradley said "I'm really not sure"
Cops said "A boy like you could use a break
We got you for the motel job and we're talking to your friend Bello
Now you don't wanta have to go back to jail be a nice fellow
You'll be doing society a favor
That sonofabitch is brave and getting braver
We want to put his ass in stir
We want to pin this triple murder on him
He ain't no Gentleman Jim".

Rubin could take a man out with just one punch
But he never did like to talk about it all that much
It's my work he'd say and I do it for pay
And when it's over I'd just as soon go on my way
Up to some paradise
Where the trout streams flow and the air is nice
And ride a horse along a trail
But then they took him to the jailhouse
Where they try to turn a man into a mouse.

All of Rubin's cards were marked in advance
The trial was a pig-circus he never had a chance
The judge made Rubin's witnesses drunkards from the slums
To the white folks who watched he was a revolutionary bum
And to the black folks he was just a crazy nigger
No one doubted that he pulled the trigger
And though they could not produce the gun
The DA said he was the one who did the deed
And the all-white jury agreed.

Rubin Carter was falsely tried
The crime was murder 'one' guess who testified
Bello and Bradley and they both baldly lied
And the newspapers they all went along for the ride
How can the life of such a man
Be in the palm of some fool's hand ?
To see him obviously framed
Couldn't help but make me feel ashamed to live in a land
Where justice is a game.

Now all the criminals in their coats and their ties
Are free to drink martinis and watch the sun rise
While Rubin sits like Buddha in a ten-foot cell
An innocent man in a living hell
That's the story of the Hurricane
But it won't be over till they clear his name
And give him back the time he's done
Put him in a prison cell but one time he could-a been
The champion of the world.
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Re: The Karaeoke Machine

Postby nova » 14 Feb 2013, 17:54

[Cam'Ron]
El Barrio up in this bitch, aiyyo Kay
This bitch blowing up my motherfuckin phone right now
Man, fuck' hold up, hol', yo man

[Kay Slay]
Yo son

[Cam'Ron]
What's good

[Kay Slay]
I gotta tell you like my dog told me
When you meet a chick, you gotsta straight slap her

[Cam'Ron]
Slap her

[Kay Slay]
Yeah, when you first meet her, just slap her

[Cam'Ron]
Off the bat

[Kay Slay]
Off the bat, just backhand her

[Cam'Ron]
Why's that, though

[Kay Slay]
'Cause later on down the line
You ain't never gotsta to worry about
That chick telling you --
"Cam, you don't treat me the way you used to"

Happy Valentines Day.

Warm regards,

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Re: The Karaeoke Machine

Postby JichaelDick » 19 May 2015, 17:12

Two years? Long enough...

London calling to the faraway towns
Now war is declared and battle come down
London calling to the underworld
Come out of the cupboard, you boys and girls
London calling, now don't look to us
Phony Beatlemania has bitten the dust
London calling, see we ain't got no swing
'Cept for the ring of that truncheon thing

The ice age is coming, the sun is zooming in
Meltdown expected, the wheat is growin' thin
Engines stop running, but I have no fear
'Cause London is drowning, and I, I live by the river

London calling to the imitation zone
Forget it, brother, you can go it alone
London calling to the zombies of death
Quit holding out and draw another breath
London calling and I don't want to shout
But while we were talking I saw you nodding out
London calling, see we ain't got no high
Except for that one with the yellowy eye

The ice age is coming, the sun is zooming in
Engines stop running, the wheat is growin' thin
A nuclear era, but I have no fear
'Cause London is drowning, and I, I live by the river

The ice age is coming, the sun is zooming in
Engines stop running, the wheat is growin' thin
A nuclear era, but I have no fear
London is drowning, and I, I live by the river

Now get this

London calling, yes, I was there, too
An' you know what they said? Well, some of it was true!
London calling at the top of the dial
And after all this, won't you give me a smile?

I never felt so much a' like a'like a'like
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Re: The Karaeoke Machine

Postby JichaelDick » 04 Jul 2016, 15:59

Feels appropriate today, since I've heard it 3 times on different radio stations....

Born down in a dead man's town
The first kick I took was when I hit the ground
End up like a dog that's been beat too much
'Til you spend half your life just a-coverin' up

Born in the USA
I was born in the USA
I was born in the USA
Born in the USA

Got in a little hometown jam
So they put a rifle in my hands
Sent me off to a foreign land
To go and kill the yellow man

Born in the USA
I was born in the USA
I was born in the USA
Born in the USA

Come back home to the refinery
Hirin' man said "If it was up to me"
Went down to see my VA man
He said, "Son, don't you understand?"

Born in the USA
I was born in the USA
I was born in the USA
Born in the USA

I had a brother at Khe San
Fighting off them Viet Cong
They're still there
He's all gone

He had a woman that lived in Saigon
I got a picture of him in her arms now

Down in the shadow of the penitentiary
Out by the gas fires of the refinery
I'm ten years burning down the road
Got nowhere to run, ain't got nowhere to go

Born in the USA
I was born in the USA
Born in the USA
I'm a long gone daddy in the USA

Born in the USA
I was born in the USA
Born in the USA
I'm a cool, rocking daddy in the USA.
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Re: The Karaeoke Machine

Postby Frank the Tank » 04 Jul 2016, 18:56

***TRIGGER WARNING***

I love how patriotic that song is. Perfect for a day like today.

***END TRIGGER WARNING***
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Re: The Karaeoke Machine

Postby JichaelDick » 04 Jul 2016, 22:08

Frank the Tank wrote:***TRIGGER WARNING***

I love how patriotic that song is. Perfect for a day like today.

***END TRIGGER WARNING***


I don't disagree that it's patriotic, or at least a brutally honest critique of the treatment of Vietnam vets. It's absolutely not nationalistic, which is what most people think of it as, and what folks generally want to play on this day.
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Re: The Karaeoke Machine

Postby Theny » 05 Jul 2016, 03:37

JichaelDick wrote:
Frank the Tank wrote:***TRIGGER WARNING***

I love how patriotic that song is. Perfect for a day like today.

***END TRIGGER WARNING***


I don't disagree that it's patriotic, or at least a brutally honest critique of the treatment of Vietnam vets. It's absolutely not nationalistic, which is what most people think of it as, and what folks generally want to play on this day.


Do you speak like that in real life?
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Re: The Karaeoke Machine

Postby Frank the Tank » 05 Jul 2016, 07:44

JichaelDick wrote:
Frank the Tank wrote:***TRIGGER WARNING***

I love how patriotic that song is. Perfect for a day like today.

***END TRIGGER WARNING***


I don't disagree that it's patriotic, or at least a brutally honest critique of the treatment of Vietnam vets. It's absolutely not nationalistic, which is what most people think of it as, and what folks generally want to play on this day.


I just wanted to say "trigger warning".
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Re: The Karaeoke Machine

Postby Iron Mike Sharpe » 05 Jul 2016, 08:47

Theny wrote:
JichaelDick wrote:
Frank the Tank wrote:***TRIGGER WARNING***

I love how patriotic that song is. Perfect for a day like today.

***END TRIGGER WARNING***


I don't disagree that it's patriotic, or at least a brutally honest critique of the treatment of Vietnam vets. It's absolutely not nationalistic, which is what most people think of it as, and what folks generally want to play on this day.


Do you speak like that in real life?


With the Foghorn Leghorn accent.
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Re: The Karaeoke Machine

Postby JichaelDick » 05 Jul 2016, 09:04

Theny wrote:
JichaelDick wrote:
Frank the Tank wrote:***TRIGGER WARNING***

I love how patriotic that song is. Perfect for a day like today.

***END TRIGGER WARNING***


I don't disagree that it's patriotic, or at least a brutally honest critique of the treatment of Vietnam vets. It's absolutely not nationalistic, which is what most people think of it as, and what folks generally want to play on this day.


Do you speak like that in real life?


I'm a lot less pretentious, honestly.
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Re: The Karaeoke Machine

Postby JichaelDick » 19 Feb 2017, 15:27

Look in my eyes, what do you see?
The cult of personality
I know your anger, I know your dreams
I've been everything you want to be

I'm the cult of personality
Like Mussolini and Kennedy
I'm the cult of personality
The cult of personality
The cult of personality

Neon lights, Nobel Prize
When a mirror speaks, the reflection lies
You won't have to follow me
Only you can set me free

I sell the things you need to be
I'm the smiling face on your TV
I'm the cult of personality
I exploit you, still you love me
I tell you one and one makes three

I'm the cult of personality
Like Joseph Stalin and Gandhi
I'm the cult of personality
The cult of personality
The cult of personality

Neon lights, a Nobel Prize
When a leader speaks, that leader dies
You won't have to follow me
Only you can set you free

You gave me fortune
You gave me fame
You gave me power in your God's name
I'm every person you need to be
I'm the cult of personality
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