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Take Down

by Metronome

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HABIBI LOSSLESS Habibi My habibi My Habibi Life is not fair This time it was And if you dare To lift the veil Habibi My habibi My Habibi Habibi I make love Habibi I make love Habibi I make love Habibi I make love And make lossless Habibi I make love And make lossless Habibi I make love And make lossless Habibi I make love I make love I make love I did not cry To protect you from your fear I did not see Your imagination dear Resting my lips on yours. Just hovering over your mouth. Like the shakes Them's the breaks Testing your mouth Habibi I make love And make lossless Habibi I make love And make lossless Habibi I make love Habibi I make love And make lossless Habibi I make love And make lossless Habibi I make love People wish they could fly I don't understand why I fly every night in my dreams Security high And I wish I could die And I died with my wish fulfilled Habibi I make love And make lossless Habibi I make love And make lossless Habibi I make love And make lossless Habibi I make love And make lossless Habibi I make love And make lossless Habibi I make love And make lossless Habibi I make love Remember I told you When I was young And had money I would deliver free But money and youth understand Understand truth I make love I make lossless Habibi I make love I make lossless Habibi I make love I make lossless Habibi I make love I make lossless Habibi Resting my lips on yours Hovering over your mouth Like the shakes Them's the breaks Recovering from my love And we make love In your American Dream And we make love Habibi lossless Habibi lossless love Yes we make love In your American Dream And we make love Habibi lossless Habibi lossless love And we make love In your American Dream And we make love Habibi lossless Habibi lossless love Habibi I make love And make lossless Habibi I make love And make lossless Resting my lips on yours Habibi I make love And make lossless Hovering over your mouth Habibi I make love And make lossless Just like the shakes Them's the breaks Habibi I make love And make lossless Recovering from my love © 2015 Mikel Rouse All rights reserved Published by Club Soda Music (ASCAP)
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Habit 04:10
HABIT Trees hide their leaves And just believe Trees hide their leaves And just believe Everyone is dumb for days Everyone is dumb for days Everyone is dumb for days Stuff is falling from the trees I know Stuff is falling from the trees I know Stuff is falling Stuff is falling Stuff is falling from the trees I know You must know the feeling’s gone And so I’ve said so long You must know Habit x7 Stuff is falling from the trees I know Stuff is falling from the trees I know Stuff is falling Stuff is falling Stuff is falling from the trees I know Trees hide their leaves And just believe Trees hide their leaves And just believe © 2015 Mikel Rouse All rights reserved Published by Club Soda Music (ASCAP)
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Side Myself 03:41
SIDE MYSELF I saw the world Through a 50 year plan I come correct Like I’m rich with no where to go Maybe I’m not god But I feel like god tonight And you never side with myself If you ever go back To the empty shells in a broken home Of a Western style attack In a wonder-world of fashion With a minimal flare You can take the bread & the bombs galore Play dress-up standing there And you never side with myself Is it something you lack In the sink or swim of the Middle East Of our Western heart attack? Side myself I can’t pretend you matter I’m living alone I’m living alone I’m living alone ’til I die When I miss you I miss you more Even when it’s good news it’s bad news Even when it’s good news it’s bad news And you never side with myself If you ever go back To the empty shells in a broken home Of a Western style attack In a wonder-world of fashion With a minimal flare You can take the bread & the bombs galore Play dress-up standing there And you never side with myself Is it something you lack In the sink or swim of the Middle East Of our Western heart attack? Side myself You said that you loved me You said that you loved me You said that you loved me © 2015 Mikel Rouse All rights reserved Published by Club Soda Music (ASCAP)
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AMBULANCE CHASER She’s an ambulance chaser A fitness trainer A single malt missing On a steep retainer She’s an ambulance chaser A guru come later A penny for her thoughts If you should try to date her She’s an ambulance chaser A total stranger A message in a bottle Sent to Betty Danger She’s an ambulance chaser The Bureau of Labor Has cuddled with the kittens Of her strange behavior She’s an ambulance chaser An ambulance chaser © 2015 Mikel Rouse All rights reserved Published by Club Soda Music (ASCAP)
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GROWING PAINS Growing Pains growing pains Clean the carpet, clean the stains Growing pains growing pains Clear the planet’s last remains Take pictures of your baby’s every move Take pictures of your baby’s every move I guess it’s just the normal thing to do Pictures of your baby’s every move Take pictures of your baby’s every move Everything collapsing right on cue What were you and I supposed to do? Battles won and battles lost Everyone is getting what they need Trying to get over what they breed Take pictures of your baby’s every move Take pictures of your baby’s every move I guess it’s just the normal thing to do Pictures of your baby’s every move Take pictures of your baby’s every move Baby takes the money outa me Trying to ignore the scarcity Battles won and battles lost All the things you can and can’t undo Savoring the smiles that come to you Take pictures of your baby’s every move Take pictures of your baby’s every move I guess it’s just the normal thing to do Pictures of your baby’s every move Take pictures of your baby’s every move © 2015 Mikel Rouse All rights reserved Published by Club Soda Music (ASCAP)
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LIFT YOUR HANDS Hey, let me lift your hands Fifth estate MANPADS Hey, let me lift your hands Fifth estate MANPADS Put the knives away For a rainy day I live like I’m rich When I’m poor I live like I’m rich When I’m poor Boredom: please forgive me Boredom is gone forever Boredom: please forgive me When you put your hands up When you put your hands up When you put your hands up Your hands belong to me When you put your hands up When you put your hands up When you put your hands up Your hands belong to me You never knew her She never knew you You never knew her She never knew you Put the knives away Hey, let me lift your hands Fifth estate MANPADS I live like I’m rich When I’m poor I live like I’m rich I live like I’m rich When I’m poor I live like I’m rich When I’m poor Take it all back Take it all Take it all back Take it all © 2015 Mikel Rouse All rights reserved Published by Club Soda Music (ASCAP)
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Mayan Yours 03:26
MAYAN YOURS Where are the duds? Where are the wannabes? Where are the bombs waiting for history? Send in the clowns Artillery rounds for free Selling the psalms Selling the rosary Infinity breaks and bake yellow cakes for me Another collapse Another sobriety Mayan yours Ours Mayan yours Mayan yours Ours Mayan yours I have crossed a million stars I have crossed a million stars Waiting on the wonder Waiting on the wonder have crossed a million stars Waiting on the wonder Waiting on the wonder Mayan yours Ours Mayan yours Mayan yours Ours Mayan yours Where are the duds? Where are the wannabes? Where are the bombs waiting for history? Mayan yours Ours Mayan yours Mayan yours Ours Mayan yours I have crossed a million stars Waiting on the wonder Waiting on the wonder Infinity breaks and bake yellow cakes for me Mayan yours Ours Mayan yours I have crossed a million stars Another collapse Another sobriety Waiting on the wonder I have crossed a million stars © 2015 Mikel Rouse All rights reserved Published by Club Soda Music (ASCAP)
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MOBY'S OUT OF WATER I am sweet cakes and I have no point Existing on the planet I am sweet cakes and I have no point Existing on the planet Existing has three syllables And I prefer two I am sweet cakes and I have no point Existing on the planet I want to be with you in the fire i want to be with you in desire Moby's out of water Moby's out of water Moby's out of water with his swimming pool And his West Side school Moby's out of water Moby's out of water Moby's out of water with his swimming pool And his East Side school Interstate second rate I'm so stupid you can tell by my selfie stick Stupid, you can tell by my selfie stick Introducing the latest breakthrough in cancer therapy Introducing the latest breakthrough in cancer therapy Introducing the latest breakthrough in cancer therapy You You You Existing has three syllables And syllables has three syllables I prefer two I am sweet cakes and I have no point I want to be with you in the fire i want to be with you in desire Interstate second rate I'm so stupid you can tell by my selfie stick Moby's out of water Moby's out of water Moby's out of water with his swimming pool And his West Side school Moby's out of water Moby's out of water Moby's out of water with his swimming pool And his East Side school © 2015 Mikel Rouse All rights reserved Published by Club Soda Music (ASCAP)

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Five years in the making, Take Down fuses influences as diverse as Abd El Halim Hafez, FKA Twigs and Delta Blues. A Kafkaesque soundtrack to America's future, the lyrics cover topics from lost love to water shortages, from mortality to Mayan ruins, from toddlers to allergies. Purchase the CD or download in full 96kHz/24 Bit resolution.

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released July 29, 2016

MIKEL ROUSE: Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Programming, Field Recordings
CLAIRE KAROLY: Vocals
WRITTEN, ARRANGED and PRODUCED by MIKEL ROUSE
RECORDED and MIXED 2011-2015 at CENTER OF THE EARTH, NYC
MASTERED by MATT AGOGLIA at THE RANCH MASTERING
DESIGN AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY M+R NYC

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Mikel Rouse New York, New York

Mikel Rouse is a New York-based composer, director, performer and recording artist hailed as “a composer many believe to be the best of his generation.” (NY Times 2002) His works include 25 records, 7 films (including Funding and Music For Minorities), and a trilogy of media operas: Failing Kansas, Dennis Cleveland and The End Of Cinematics. ... more

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