Meet You in the Morning [DELUXE EDITION]

by The Shiz

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1.
03:45
I don't wanna fight you I'm just gonna slice you Like the juggernaut who spliced through The atoms of your mind coup It ain't even about you Or your effervescing juju My sword's gonna cut through Your helpless little haiku And you're gonna wake up now Yeah you're gonna wake up Said you're gonna wake up now And let me tell you how Meet you in the morning with your sword and shield I'll take you to the morning with my sword and shield Meet you in the morning And you're gonna wake up I don't wanna lie here I'm just gonna die here not a minute or a light year takes a death to come alive here The only thing that looks real Is the blood on the battlefield If you're shielded from the mind thrills Maybe then you'll finally know the deal So you're gonna wake up now Yeah you're gonna wake up Said you're gonna wake up now And let me tell you how Meet you in the morning with your sword and shield I'll take you to the morning with my sword and shield Meet you in the morning And you're gonna wake up
2.
04:11
Verse 1 It is raining in the south taste of oil in my mouth been smellin it for days and the tide is cashing in all that dirt we're diggin in we wagered in a craze prechorus: and the puddle gets bigger not little by little i'm telling you it grows and the sea gets thicker and your heart beats quicker and everybody knows everybody knows chorus: that there is one patch of sky the needle of its eye you only see it when it rains and there's a single spot of sea touched the greed of you and me you only see it cuz it's gone postchorus: and the birds of a feather they're all stuck together they can't fly away you say it's not here in my way i can go about my day it'll all be okay if it's not here in my mind i can leave it far behind verse 2: now the clouds are rollin in let the hurricane begin don't stand there in a daze
3.
04:25
a bird in the hand ain't spit to me you give me one i must need three enchanted by insanity my dirty glass is empty can't find the dime i used to keep and now i find i'm losing sleep but in the morning all i need is four bucks for my coffee lost my religion years ago to a song i used to know but i don't need a god to tell me that the mountain must give way to the river in its day even roughest rock can shine so i tumble, tumble, tumble i'm lost among the muck of men so i'm changing up my meds again i'm nothing if i lose my pain all the colors look the same i've buried all the evidence i'm sure i paid my penitence so now it's simple common sense to pass along the blame lost my religion years ago to a song i used to know but i still want god to show me that the mountain can give way to the river in its day even roughest rock can shine so i tumble, tumble, tumble
4.
04:23
Am I happy enough for you now? Am I happy enough for you now? Would you pass me by If it seems I'm just a little shy? Am I happy enough for you now? Chorus Well I'm happy enough Well I am what I am, yeah it's true And I don't have to look just like you When I sing my song, If like it you can sing along But you don't have to sing just like me And I don't have to look just like you Chorus Well I know what I know, that is all When I go where I go, I may fall But if I stop for you, I'll forget what I was born to do So I'll go where I know Yeah you go where you know Chorus
5.
04:37
new jim crow where we wanna go? you know that man jimmy took that boy to jail made it so his mama never make his bail you know in that jailhouse ain't no room to rock once they shut that door on you make sure it stay locked then that old man jimmy came up in my bed taxed me twice for lovin' listen what he said: "in my righteous nation one thing you should know i decide what you deserve bible tells me so" now that old man jimmy came up in my hood shut down all the factories for a greater good letter from the courthouse trying to take my home never saw that trickle down now i'm on my own
6.
jamie comes home with her face bashed in her sister looks her over with a mischievous grin "so you went to get screwed by him again, you're so fucking crazy." jessie's at the bar with her ears still wet she talks real hard so the hustlers forget she ain't even got a driving license yet she's still just a baby doesn't anybody wanna know what the hell's goin' on? doesn't anybody ever notice when something's gone wrong? doesn't anybody believe in love anymore? jenny asked the preacher what the good lord said his hand went up her skirt said he could show her instead said if he could have her writhing in his bed she'd be a believer jimmy told his daddy that he thought he was gay his daddy told him that he'd go to hell one day jimmy said he'd rather choose that price to pay than be a deceiver he said doesn't anybody wanna know what the hell's goin' on? doesn't anybody ever notice that something's gone wrong? doesn't anybody believe in love anymore?
7.
04:21
Suffering and alive This mind of mine always feels so heavy Suffering and alive This mind of mine it is so empty Searching for a life Or a line to walk through To find something real That feels just like this mind of sorrow Suffering and alive This world of mine sometimes seems so hollow Created to abide Not given a mouth but still asked to swallow And you could swallow all the lies, Let them take you by surprise Or climb upon the clouds and Wait for your sun to rise You could stampede all the earth Just to wind up in the dirt Or fall asleep again and again and again You are dreaming But like the sun You are gleaming And I cry I'm alive I can't hide I'm alive You could foresee all the lies From the twinkle in your eye You could ride out and meet t The formidable fleet You could stand up and shine Through the wastelands of your mind Catch the wind upon the brink You are not what you think You are flying And like the sun You are shining And I cry I'm alive I can't hide I'm alive
8.
06:41
bending back over the burden of crossings and crosses burning my fortunate eyes and if i could i surely would breathe a little lighter but i'm overcome terror takes too many hands to make me believe what the looking glass tells me i fear and if i could i surely would fight a little harder but i'm overcome empty eyes once filled with crystals and reverie and love for their fathers broken backs under the weight of it all and if i could i surely would stand dream a little wider yeah, if i could i surely would stand a little taller but i'm overcome
9.
I will not sleep through my own deliverance I will not sleep through my own deliverance and if I should die may it only be to ignorance cuz I will not sleep through my own deliverance if I should pass out may I wake up to my negligence cuz i will not sleep through my own deliverance When I was born I was pure-bred for foolishness When I was young I was spoon-fed sheer fearfulness and now that I'm grown I must stand up on my own and i will not sleep through my own deliverance. said when I could see, I could see only innocence when I could feel, I could feel through to tenderness and now that i'm blind, I screw it up all the time but I will not sleep through my own deliverance
10.
there's a quiet space inside you that is tender and its solitude will sink you like a stone everybody likes to tell you it gets better 'cause they all have tender spaces of their own and they'd rather do anything but remember when they knew that space was eating them alive so they sometimes have to empty out their corners but that somehow leaves you no place left to hide so you think maybe with your life you can buy back your illusions maybe in your time you will turn towards what's to come and maybe in a dream you will stumble upon something that is more than what it seems more than what it seems so sleep baby, sweet baby sleep baby, slumber i once heard a song that rocked me like a cradle but its whispers make me shiver in my bones they remind me of a place i'll never get to to a time before i knew i had no home and i never thought the day would finally find me when i'd lay before my feet my soldier's shield when i'd say before the buzzards all around me take my flesh, for i have nothing left to wield so you think maybe with my life i could buy back my illusions and maybe in my time i could turn towards what's to come and maybe in a dream we would stumble upon something that is more than what it seems more than what it seems so sleep baby, sweet baby sleep baby, slumber
11.
04:47
Grey girl Somebody ate your soul No bite, just swallowed whole Somebody ate your soul Grey girl Hustler sold you a line That bargain made you blind Hustler sold you a line Suck on that empty bottle please until it milks you I don't know what to think but time, it's gonna get you Grey girl I think you think you're hot Or just something you're not Maybe you're nothing Grey girl There's something up your sleeve You come and then you leave There's something up your sleeve You take the hits in bits that break you til you're tender You get your fix for kicks but one day you'll surrender Grey girl
12.
04:55
Well I may seem strange to you now or maybe just a little too lonely time has brought me here to the place where I aim to just lay down and die and I have never seemed to fit in i've spent my time drift in yeah i don't really seem to fit in it's just a long life i've spent drift in you may say why give in there are lights, there are dreams, there are lives to lived and i've turned them all over again but i still find myself driftin if i live them all over again and again i'll still find myself drift driftin away driftin away and i may never see you again just picture me i'll be drift in yeah i may never see you again but you can bet your life i'll be drift in driftin away driftin away
13.
07:08
you should know by now this *ish drives me crazy sinner or saint, it's all the same to me i tried to tell you once or twice in no uncertain terms long as i live, i intend to breathe show me what your good book is for cause i don't wanna fight anymore if it were today, would i see what you'd betray me for all the little monsters in your head could just be the lies you've been fed can it really be you can't feel me here beside you look up from the page and try to hear me say that it's alright i'd swallow my rage if you would hear me say that it's alright we're more than the cage you put us in, but then again it doesn't matter friend, we'll be alright i realize your life thus far has been a beast of burden weight of the fallen on your shoulders as far as i can see right now is as good a time as any to spend some time down by the river show me what your good book is for cause i don't wanna fight anymore if it were today would i see what you'd betray me for all the little monsters in your head could just be the lives you have led still it doesn't change, yes, we are all in this together look up from the page and try to hear me say that it's alright i'd swallow my rage if you would hear me say that it's alright look up from the page if you can hear me say that it's alright the war that you wage is gonna end today 'cause it's alright
14.
There was a time when the people would sit and pout they said, "I don't wanna figure it out" It was a time when the people would b*tch a lot they said, "I don't wanna figure it out" Chorus But I am my own revival I am my own resolve I am my own revival you can go out and be your own There was a time when the people were living fast they said, "I don't wanna miss this race" It was a time when the people came out dead and last they said, "Now I can't show my face" Chorus Bridge And ain't it a shame! We're so ashamed but don't be ashamed! Don't be ashamed There was a time when the people would swim in debt they said, "I can't really live without" It was a time when the people had to get and get they said, "we can't really live without" Chorus Bridge There came a time when the people would look around and say, "I think we can figure this out" It was a time when the people would stand and shout "we don't have to live without!!" Chorus Chorus 2 I am my own survival I am my own reserve I am my own survival go out and be your own
15.
put your head in the mouth of your failure and let's see if you survive put your head in the mouth of your fear and doubt and let's watch you try to stay alive i'll put my face in the mirror i'll reflect what I see cause so much of what you are is what i want to be put your head in the mouth of my witness, of my love and let's see if we can finally watch our sunrise i have walked on this journey for a long time now but i can still taste the burden of this exile so if i break, if i shatter, if i leak out on the ground you just drink from the waters of the wild if you make me a promise and you walk at my pace sometimes we won't beg any pardon for who we're gonna be i put my head in the mouth of this kindness, of this rest so we can see if we will finally watch our sunrise We can sing With broken wings We will sing With our broken wings

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released December 19, 2013

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The Shiz Hammond, Louisiana

From the soul of the South comes The Shiz. Indie Rock meets the Louisiana roux of Liz Hogan and Lilli Lewis, two front women who feel more like conjurers than beauty queens. The Shiz is hellbent on putting meaning back in the mainstream, and they do so with a compelling transparency and with hearts thumping hard in their chests - Unexpectedly stirring, and a damned good time. ... more

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