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Blue Season

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released April 29, 2016

Recorded throughout 2015 in Long Island, New York City, and West Fulton, NY
All music and lyrics by Zach TK Zanghi
Produced by Zach TK Zanghi and Joe Villafane
Engineered by Zach TK Zanghi

All songs feature The Get Back Kids, with the exception of tracks 3 & 10
The Get Back Kids are:
Kim Berg - Vocals (2, 4, 5, 7, 8)
John Boha - Bass (2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9)
Dan Cerney - Guitar
Alex Kaufman - Drums (2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9)
Joe Villafane - Vocals (4, 5, 6, 7) Keyboard (2, 4, 8, 9)

Additional guitar by Ryan Camenzuli (4)

Tracks 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 mixed by Zach TK Zanghi with additional mixing by Joe Pincus
Tracks 1, 3, 6, 10 mixed by Joe Pincus with additional mixing by Zach TK Zanghi
Mastering & spiritual guidance by Howie Kaufman

Album art & Photography by Kimberly Young Sun

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Track Name: Result of the Fire
My mind's just a little too crowded crowded
Don't got time for dudes who ain't bout it bout it
Circle strong yeah the team well rounded
Got a different sort of approach to this
Ready to go like a holster hip
Roasted but focused
Still make an MC disappear like a ghosted hit
Tired of being tired and counting down till the end of day
At some point pride is guaranteed to get in the way
Rock and a hard place, call it a lost case
Stone faced. dilemmas when you're never on the same page
Trying to eat my fruit while it's the ripest
If that ain't what it's bout tell me what life is
System got you by the neck like bolos,
Catch me on the low-low
Chilling solo there's a solitude in silence
You talking big dog, but acting feline
Rather be humble on the rise than pompous on the decline
I was used to pushing kush and bagging bags for financial cushion
Put mistakes behind but leave em round to remind

But i heard through the wire, where there's smoke there's a fire
Let it burn, let it burn
Is there more we're supposed to see? You were talking to a ghost of me
Let it burn, let it burn

Go ahead, take that thought and light it
Let it burn let it burn
I've learned you put in work you get what you earn
You coming up short with no class, absent-minded and spineless
If we ain't united homie, you none of my concern
I'll never let another man tell me what I'm worth
Don't bother to put a dollar on me man, I'll take what's deserved
To me, life is not a thing to be under appreciated
It just don't show its face til you embrace it

There's a balance to everything
Hence what the seasons bring
We make the problems evolving too fast for our own good
How many'd slow it down even if they could?
Things in motion stay in motion, basic notion
Move with others moving to keep your mind potent
That's a basic truth only time can teach
Growth can't be achieved just grabbing for what's in reach, I believe

That i heard through the wire, where there's smoke there's a fire
Let it burn, let it burn
Is there more we're supposed to see? You were talking to a ghost of me
Let it burn, let it burn
Track Name: Water
Sometimes I look into myself
Sometimes I'm looking outside at the world
Why's the only time my mind's at rest
Is when I look into the eyes of my girl?
Now tell me are you living how you want to be living?
Or are you living letting time slip by?
Asked myself the same damn question, got a million answers
At the center, we're just trying to survive

Cause we're all stuck in that rat race
Momma told me she just wants me comfortable
Looked her in the eyes, told her money ain't gon' help my soul
Some my friends are happy, some i don't even know
Momma says its choice, I see it as situational
That's why I'm drinking beer, eating food with some old homies
Surround myself with those who know me and don't pigeon-hole me
Some look for a holy holy, i need a peace of mind
Living with the fear we're just hopping off the assembly line
Life's been going faster lately and I feel it
Learning the view ain't always gon' be scenic
Whether I'm on the east coast, west coast
Down south, mid-west
Atmosphere different but the balance keep me breathing

Cause the water's so high
Here's the hoping that we don't drown

Homies and I, high lost in conversation
Talking about respect, love, reciprocation
Representative of a generation of minds lost
Stuck dreaming, eyes closed from fear of not achieving
I ain't preaching just observing the burden lot of us living with
Numb from illegitimate experience
Walking with some new scars, working too hard
Heart on our sleeves that's bruised art
Pursuit of the real that's true talk, pursuit of the real that's true talk
Growing older and it's crazy cause I feel it
Living life, trying to make a reason
Whether we're in the summer time vibes or the winter coat chillin
Soul willing, we're all pushing surviving Blue Season

Cause the water's so high
Here's the to hoping that we don't drown

Sometimes I look into myself
Sometimes I'm looking outside at the world
Why's the only time my mind's at rest
Is when I look into the eyes of my girl?
Now tell me are you living how you want to be living?
Or are you living letting time slip by?
Asked myself the same damn question, got a million answers
At the center, we're just trying to survive

Ain't saying that I'll walk on water
But I'll rise
Track Name: Wait Up Slow Down
See I was,
Laying in bed, bad thoughts
Couldn't get 'em out of my head
The anxiety of death, kicking knowledge like I always been
Like the sentiments of Sartre live inside of my pen
The philosopher stoned, flow the fountain of youth
Immortality through verses with no burden of proof
Always in pursuit of the truth
Not through scholastics, but back-flips up in the booth

Life still in stereo
I just got a better grip on dealing with the differences in perspectives
Bet my momma think her son dazed like church
Except my father rocks blue collars when teaching life lessons
Some still sandboxing things don't change
Lot of frosted flakes popping up these days
I remember sitting down with Taco when all this here started
Not really knowing the difference that two years can make
Smoked out with the pack like a bunch of cigarettes
Mostly on green like balsamic vinaigrette
And I ain't even close to "make it" yet
But dudes been asking me advice when I barely cope with the daily stress
Take a breath let it out my dude
Nobody goes through this with it all fine-tuned
Take a breath let it out my dude
Out in Greenport enjoying the view
And they're telling me

Hey child, you don't have to keep asking for it
Believe me
Wait child, don't rush it all, slow it all down.
Take what you need

I've been busy building since 2010
Dog I get your vibe I ain't down my friend
Bumpin L Boogie and some Common Sense
MCs miseducated I refuse to be them
They don't make moves they're pacing
Working with those with snake-like traits like EB Asics
My life's just a series of adapting to changes
Cause it don't always work out like extended engagements
Arrangements and blueprints, hence the architect
Life through my lens like John Malkovich,
Cue Zach
Born-name what my homies call me
And I'm glad they've known me this long and ain't disown me
10 years fly by like opposite train cars
Out to NYC on the LIRR
Life's good homie, hope yours is too
Most of y'all don't know that lyric, but the homies do.
It says

Hey child, you don't have to keep asking for it
Believe me
Wait child, don't rush it all, slow it all down.
Take what you need
Track Name: Current Passing
See my pops knows exactly when I ain't feeling too great
Got a good read on my mental state
Guess he is my father
I guess sometimes it's easier not to bother be a part of the problem
Just a generation lost man
More than half of us made some money underhand
We're trying to make enough money so we're never bummy again
I said turn my shit loud man. young wise-minded
Life for most's just trying to survive this
I ain't quite dead in the middle, yeah I'm alive on the outside
Started really living life when dreams died
Same dude I've ever been
Just a little more comfortable with the skin I'm in
We've been living summertime, my girl's skin looking like cinnamon
Thinking 'bout the sins I'm 'bout to get us in
That's just being honest
I promise to never honor a thing less
I just got some things to get off of my chest

Even when they there's another one
I only want it for you
Each and every day, I'll find a way to take that weight off
I only want it for you

We were lost somewhere
Where everyone talks but no one listens
Not a thought or care, just finding our way in silence
Keep me a thought in your head, paying no mind to what we're missing
As you know

I see a future as a vagabond
GettingGetting on different stages to be playing songs (homie you believe that)
Yeah I'm talking 2011
Getting sand in our breakfast from the beach in the morn (let me bring that scene back)
Since we're wrestling with our demons on a day-to-day
Different cut of cloth, breathe a different strain
Cut your losses or stay the same
I've been doing thinking 'bout when Jesse died
Don't know if I'll ever lose the image of seeing Tina cry
Some would say that's life so we move along
Life's bitter song
We don't feel the weight till it's already gone
Probably gonna say this 'round a million times
I'm just glad we're living life
North fork of L.I. watching currents collide
More than a metaphor
Feeling like the world is in my hands, I've been feeling like the world is in my hands
It's a crazy thing
Such a burden and a blessing understand
What it is to have the world up in your hands

Even when they there's another one
I only want it for you
Each and every day, I'll find a way to take that weight off
I only want it for you
Track Name: Peace of Mind
This that ill-mind rhyming from the island you ain't used to hearing
You can hear my spirit through the interference
Not one to frequently make an appearance
I'd rather keep shit to myself than contribute to what I'm hearing
Listen,
The distinction between the person you are
And who you're trying to be while you're working towards a tomorrow
I pick up my guitar, strum some of that blues
And play a solo in tribute to the solitude
I'm just living
Meditate daily, chakra aligned
Sure as hell ain't no Sinatra, but I'm reppin' NY
Lot on my mind, I'm just trying to get this shit right
Get myself a piece of that pie
Man I made a whole bunch of mistakes these past few years
It felt like I fell off track
But I'm about to make momma happy and my dad real proud
Homie you can run and tell that

Let me go alone, Imma get there my own way
I don't know where I'll be but my mind's at peace already
Watch as I let the world carry on without what held me up
You see it's just, where we've been is not enough
It's just not enough

As long as these words keep coming
Imma stay steady at the helm of this ship I'm rocking with
Fuck dope rhymes if they say nothing
My dudes in It Came From Space say more and they're instrumental
Don't be talking like you put in the grind
You made tracks but no songs from that studio time
It's a sacrifice
I've walked away from the things I love
But came back, I feel it's for the up above
Feeling that I get when I do this shit
On stage with The Get Back Kids and Chris
Gotta keep my mind sharp as my Furtif Evercut knife
Fresh guac for the homies on a summer night
Did some things these past few years
Do the same thing if I can go back
If life is in the things that occur while you lost your way
Homie you can toss that map
Relax because it's like that

Let me go alone, Imma get there my own way
I don't know where I'll be but my mind's at peace already
Watch as I let the world carry on without what held me up
You see it's just, where we've been is not enough
It's just not enough
Track Name: If You Can
My girl rocks a military jacket like Lindsey Weir
Tools of precise minds, thoughts measured with a vernier
Trying to move the pen, been drawing blanks
Fender Deluxe cranked
Sheraton in hand with the natural wood grain
We could bitch about the pain but we all carry something
Some confront 'em while others make it public discussion
Over percussion I lay mind, rhyme therapy
Let my mind wander my thoughts getting ahead of me
Bumpin' De La like it's 1989
"Fight The Power" on repeat in 2005
Started writing lines when I heard Chuck D rhyme
Now if that ain't Long Island than neither am I
Took a drive to Orient Point, rolled me a joint
Lit it looking at Connecticut letting water anoint
See y'all ain't listening if you missing the point
This a memoir I just reflect and enjoy
Catch me saying

Love and pain
Time goes by, we all carry the weight
I'm just asking of you
Feel it with me if you can
I said feel it with me if you can
Even though we all grow tired you wait
We still got time, don't you throw it away
What I'm saying is
Feel it with me if you can
I said feel it with me if you can

I do this for the vibes I feel when that beat hits right
When that brews first poured and the foam forms nice
To the time I was touring in 2009
Young human-being learning the meaning of being alive
We all gotta grow, that don't mean we gotta grow old
They say we all sin, why is what we do sinful?
Dealing with the hand that you're dealt
I'll take what I get, just give me true feeling of self
Take a walk to 34th St, hop on the F
Heading to LES
Stop at a comic shop to give my mind a rest
I was lost in the pages feeling weightless
Crazy how we looking outside
But leave our minds in cages
See, at some point more than anything
I wanted the feeling that this music brings
In case you were wondering
We're all looking for that better thing
Live something worth remembering when the angels sing

Love and pain
Time goes by, we all carry the weight
I'm just asking of you
Feel it with me if you can
I said feel it with me if you can
Even though we all grow tired you wait
We still got time, don't you throw it away
What I'm saying is
Feel it with me if you can
I said feel it with me if you can

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