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(U Put the V​@​&​!​%​a in the) Pon Pon

from FortNightShift EP (2005) by Gavin Castleton & One Drop



Well is it politics or pressure?
Measure life for nothing lesser
stressin me for what?
Because you know what's better?

We're talking about those in the preacher role
a student on stage with the teacher voice
and the choice of course is yours but what's the cost?
philosophies and ego trips that mean shit
you can't possibly think that reading a bunch of Michael Moore books and rehashing Public Enemy hooks is inspired
because you're wired off them soy chai latte drinks
ready to prove
killin the truth
neo-fascist is you
Wow - you're a vegan?!
I'm glad you're leading the troops against the troops in a campaign to keep the Bad Guys from getting paid too much
your bad guy rhetoric
sounds quite confederate
illegitimate - better yet just pass me a cigarette
Got a light?
God, I need some more advice
and I gotta stop living wrong
put more life into what you write
you need to stop with those songs.

Leave me be... to my own demise... and your words won't change my mind.

Your life, your experience
ain't what's really right for me
love life for experience
maybe only then you'll see

Brother please get off it - that "whoa is me" morbid hoopla
can't endorse it
more pissed when you force it
Got time? Don't ignore it
ever drink? ever got high? Oh, I forgot, you're that guy
don't knock mothafucka just try
you might be inclined to just live a little this time
Anti everything
pro at nothing
just because the youth follow suit doesn't mean you ain't a cufflink
authority on nothing
every generation thinks it's smarter than it's parents but it's not
it just hasn't learned you can't fit a round world into square holes,
or take a whole system of thought down with action-less, unbearable, ironic rap parables
what's really ironic is you preaching hard times while you take the easiest route
it's EASY to pump those fists
EASY to sell those records sounding like this,

Rock show politickin never did shit.

Your life, your experience
ain't what's really right for me
love life for experience
maybe only then you'll see



from FortNightShift EP (2005), released January 1, 2005


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Gavin Castleton Portland, Oregon

Gavin has released 9 solo albums and 8 EPs. Over the last two decades he has performed and recorded with acts like The Dear Hunter, Gruvis Malt, Ebu Gogo, Paranoid Social Club, Sage Francis, Club D’elf, Lex Land, Facing New York, and One Drop.

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