Take This The Wrong Way

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joey_grab It's cleverness is only exceeded by its potent relevance. Favorite track: Historically White College.
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released August 9, 2017

Produced, recorded and mixed by Corey Zack
Except "Historically White College" produced, recorded and mixed by Raul Rosa
Artwork by Jihan Shaarawi
G'Ra Asim- vocals/bass
Rhiana Hernandez-violin
Jake Lazaroff-guitars/vocals
Dashing Joey Opus-drums (mostly)

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Track Name: Backbone
Backbone
Written and performed by G'Ra Asim, Rhiana Hernandez, Jake Lazaroff and Joey Grabmeier

We got a little bit
Of Beatrice and Benedick lately
But the opposite
Is a real and legitimate maybe

I wish she’d
Burn some sage
So I could
Read her palm
I’ve got to
Crash that wave
She's always
Coasting on

Jiji, doll, you're jamming
How you overwhelm
My wherewithal, you gamine
From a classic film
And I won't waste another
Moment on each other’s
Sticks and stones
‘Cause baby’s got backbone

She gets a bad rap
‘Cause she couldn't do a clap back better
I'm a mad cap
That she wouldn't take a stab at ever

But I don’t
Buy it, girl
I'm keeping the receipt
You're such a
Riot grrrl
So come disturb my peace

Jiji, doll, you're jamming
How you overwhelm
My wherewithal, you gamine
From a classic film
And I won't waste another
Moment on each other’s
Sticks and stones
‘Cause baby’s got backbone

Your anaconda won't
Be welcome
She’ll put your shit in a
Full Nelson

Oh my god, Jiji, I cannot front
Oh my god, Jiji, you’re what I want
Track Name: Fever
Fever
Written and performed by G'Ra Asim, Rhiana Hernandez, Jake Lazaroff and Joey Grabmeier

On the sweetest sugar high
She had lips like licorice
But loving on the fly
Cannot get you by
We had wings like Icarus

Did I get far too close
To just quit her glucose
Would she give a new dose

Baby girl's a fever
That I tried my best to break
Could she be a keeper
Or my most thoughtless mistake?
And even if she's neither
I'm a wreck for goodness sake
She's the only one I come down with
And the medicine didn't take


There’s a burning in my skin
That no one else can remedy
So doctor, check me in
Call my next of kin
Pour one out in memory

In case there's no antidote
Save to sing with blue notes
Because that's all that she wrote

Baby girl’s a fever
That I tried my best to break
Could she be a keeper
Or my most thoughtless mistake?
And even if she’s neither
I’m a wreck for goodness sake
She’s the only one I come down with
And the medicine didn’t take

And all this time I thought I could endure
The sleepless nights and rising temperatures
I tell myself it’s caveat emptor
But there’s no cure for me unless I’m yours

Baby girl’s a fever
That I tried my best to break
Could she be a keeper
Or my most thoughtless mistake?
(most thoughtless mistake, most thoughtless mistake…)

Baby girl’s a fever
That I tried my best to break
Could she be a keeper
Or my most thoughtless mistake?
And even if she’s neither
I’m a wreck for goodness sake
She’s the only one I come down with
And the medicine didn’t take

On the sweetest sugar high
Track Name: Historically White College
Historically White College
Written and performed by G'Ra Asim, Rhiana Hernandez and Jake Lazaroff

The kids are all white
But they say I’m welcome
The kids are polite
So I don’t dare tell them
Every now and then I feel like an alien
It’s water ‘neath the bridge at
Historically white college

Monday morning:
read the classlist
They’re gonna need some
extra practice
saying your name
so the frat kids
in your midst whisper “terrorist”

So you try to make up your mind
If you’re gonna erupt this time
If you want to discuss this sense of injustice
You’ve come to the wrong place

The kids are all white
But they say I’m welcome
The kids are polite
So I don’t dare tell them
Every now and then I feel like an alien
It’s water ‘neath the bridge
At historically white college

You’re spending your time
looking inward
They’re singing rap songs
with the “N” word
You thought that this place
was “left of center”
all it means is that they went green

So you try to make up your mind
If you’re gonna erupt this time
If you want to discuss this sense of injustice
You’ve come to the wrong place

The kids are all white
But they say I’m welcome
The kids are polite
So I don’t dare tell them
Every now and then I feel like an alien
It’s water ‘neath the bridge
At historically white college


If you got the gumption
You can tell there’s something
Wrong with how they’re running this place

Can’t you see it’s bigger
Than warnings and triggers
Who’s to say what spaces are safe
Or who we embrace

When the kids are all white
But they say I’m welcome
The kids are polite
So I don’t dare tell them
Every now and then
I feel like an alien
It’s water ‘neath the bridge
At historically white
That’s the way it is
At historically white college
Track Name: Here's The Plan
Here’s The Plan
Written and performed by G'Ra Asim, Rhiana Hernandez, Jake Lazaroff and Joey Grabmeier

I’m gonna be the one and only
Cinderella story
Baby, you can call me corny
I’ll wear the shoe if it fits
But even if my eyes are starry
I can’t say that I’m sorry
I’ve waited too long for a chance and night like this

Everyone, they're all the same
They think we got so much to gain
By giving up on dreams we had when we were kids

I don't live in Neverland
But I think I'll go on as planned
Roll the dice
And stick it out with thinking big

'Cause we could be the one and only
Cinderella story
Baby, you can call me corny
I'll wear the shoe if it fits
But even if my eyes are starry
I can't say that I'm sorry
I've waited too long for a chance and a night like this

They can mock my earnestness
It sure beats the alternative
Like waiting on a third act twist
To give you more

Lately I just smile and nod
At lesser men with longer odds
The old guitar in my garage
Still knows the score

‘Cause I do
what I can
In the land
of never-weres and also rans
Here’s the plan:

We're gonna be the one and only
Cinderella story
Baby, you can call me corny
I'll wear the shoe if it fits
But even if my eyes are starry
I can't say that I'm sorry
I've waited too long for a chance and a night like this

What if you knew what you wanted?
What if you threw down the gauntlet?

You could be the one
Cinderella story
Baby, you can call me corny
I’ll wear the shoe if it fits
But even if my eyes are starry
I can’t say that I’m sorry
I’ve waited too long for a chance and a night like this