Reptiiiiile

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Reptiiiiile
÷ exposing bad dads, from the perspective of the child, the father, the family.. but what if the media, the radio checked them too ?

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walkin around in their designer clothes
say what you tell me makin enemies in my own home
playin on my fear?!: kid insufficient
ego-wisher, family fissure, “mind your’s, mind your business loans,
boy shut up listen here!
go and fetch me a beer!
i’ll mask this broken, joking anything that is unclear
you’re young can’t understand
why, how, if i’m a man
even if the definition’s flaky like a bran”

“pop the cherry,
just don’t hurt me
forgot the diary
it all is irie

on the contrary
you remarry
forgot the diary
it all is irie
pop the..”

reptiiiiile
from the beers with the little baby
“it all is irie”
reptiiiiile
engineer of a pretty lady
“it all is irie”
(x2)

kill the excuses
done and you passed debt
paying tabs, flipping cabs, missing DNA tests
and now the pressure’s on
your image your cell phone
holding pictures missing scriptures of what you fake to know
what a blow, daddy go dust to dust to your holy home
study long, dad is gone, gotta keep your lights on (x2)

“pop the cherry,
just don’t hurt me
forgot the diary
it all is irie
(gotta keep your mind goin)

on the contrary
you remarry
forgot the diary
it all is irie
(gotta keep your lights on)
pop the..”

reptiiiiile
from the beers with the little baby
“it all is irie”
reptiiiiile
engineer of a pretty lady
“it all is irie”
(x2)

you should try..
to be a father, no there’s no prescription but you’ll find your name is a fiction if you don’t try..
i’m waiting, coping, hoping that one day you’ll find your seed important enough for you to try..
i break down the ducts, i achieve maybe then i will be enough for you to try..
it’s a shame because for a dad i know i got a cold-blooded reptile

reptiiiiile
from the beers with the little baby
“it all is irie”
reptiiiiile
engineer of a pretty lady
“it all is irie”
(x2)

you don’t know, you don’t know the feeling
you don’t know, you don’t know but i’m free
you don’t know, you don’t know the hurting
you don’t know, you don’t know daddy
(x2)

WICU
“shout to all the bad dads
it must be hard being you boy
knowing you ain’t all you can be
for yo kid and yo seed
it must be heavy (x3)
get it together”

credits

from Got the Seed EP, track released May 12, 2012
Written by: Daví
Produced by: Flying Lotus (samples “Computer Face//Pure”)

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Daví New York, New York

artist + choreographer + dj, Daví calls his music, afro.electro.funk. Daví uses his socio-political experiences to re- imagine the musical, visual and performance experience. He has done freelance choreography for stage, music videos and feature films where he’s worked with everyone from actors, Kerry Washington to Melvin Van Peebles.

contact: info@bydavi.com
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