Scratches From Mercy

by Justin Hicks

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1.
And I Bet 02:06
1. and i bet (by j.hicks) and i bet these days i'm broke like thunder came can we get by on another supply like in two thousand and two when you bought all this sugar, all this tea that's not what we need i'll show you what i mean cause you say it's ten but really it's eleven still it feels like twelve to me and i bet five bucks the porch is gettin' pulled away i almost lied cause i thought you would die if i told you what was true then you said i just should have done my thing but that's not what we need i'll show you what i mean i could make a mends but maybe get to heaven still it feels like hell to me
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2. too busy to be rumbling the hide when the millers are striking oil is all dry again mumbling cause i'm tired will i open my eyes again while they gone lying and they say you should be they say we should be they say we should all be we should be honored but we're not we're too busy to be and i'm mumbling cause i'm tired well the millers are striking oil is gone dry again so they'll rebound and buffer they are the suckers that's the plant in a shell cause you're sick and you need them to get well it's not cheap to be free it ain't cheap cause they have a surprise rumbling on high again look at your face why aren't you crying standing there smiling i'm not your brother rumbling on high again look at your face why are you smiling you should be crying i'm not your brother they say you should be they say we should be they say we should all be we should be honored but we're not we're too busy to be
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3. time with money (feat. Paul Wolfson on drums) don't you learn on my time i bought my time with money don't forget your dogs and clean out the clogs cause tapping gonna have to pay nobody's gonna make your way surely it's night time it's not my time for giving long as it's us it won't be enough we're gonna have to make or bake nobody's gonna pay your way sure it's a holler when they're laughing with you long as it's us it won't be enough we're gonna have to find some way they're gonna have to dock your pay deep in starvation someone's gut gets slivered call out the judge the preacher won't budge and the doctor says it's way too late he's gonna have to operate
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4. i'm supposed to have my say * i'm supposed to have my say so i know i always am okay you're not supposed to tell me how but you do anyway could you need me and then call me names would you feed me and then say that i'm laming you down, down, down i'm supposed to have my say though i know i'm always in the way you're not supposed to tell me how but you do anyway but you do anyway could you need me and then tell me i'm lame would you feed me and still call me names when i'm down when i'm down could feed me and still call me names would you need me and still tell me i'm laming you down
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Call Me 01:59
5. call me I would answer my phone if you call me and just stay here at home would you call me i've been waiting on you would you call me cause you know what to do you should call me i won't be no one else when you call me let you into my house call me, call me there is nothing to say goodness sake just be glad to get along in these days say, would you call me cause i'm waiting on you you should call me i'll just wait it on out call me, call me cause i'm waiting on you you know what to do
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Cat Call 04:29
6. cat call what's it to you i'd step to you one thing i didn't know was what was under us i could show you really good time if you open wide and let me in not that i think i can sing for you though i'll try what's your name girl i should know it i know, i know by now one thing i didn't know was what was under us come to the show,girl have a good time and i hope you let me come with you like in the night when i sang to you you just might give me what i want from you you bring out what's inside the animal that's inside what's it to you
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Reunion Song 03:34
7. reunion song when you're not a shoe in anymore they don't make you fast or anything tap now, wake up later shake now, and pay next time all in the design you're built into show them all how lucky things have gone up now and down next time seek first and then you find a warning, fair and right don't wanna go to no reunions tonight cause when you're not a shoe in anymore people make you mad at everything just cause you jumped in backwards don't mean you're way behind and any other time they put you through show them all the filthy things you've done try hard for good luck, now duck out and make your run don't wanna go to no reunions tonight a warning,fair and right don't wanna go to no reunion tonight my cause is not my own we could never laugh or live the same way we don't have to love or look the same way it's all about your tone
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Oh! 03:31
8. oh! oh, can we talk it out, over cause you know my heart beats faster oh my god i'm stuck in the wrapper gotta keep blood pumping so the time keeps freeing us and then i'll, oh oh, my god can't get to you yet my hat's on backward oh my god i'm stuck in the wrapper but you know i like it like that oh, yea i appreciate this struggle with a grin oh, oh my god holy mole' and you're slick like satin maybe i can sink manhattan oh, oh my god i'm so tired but i gotta go faster maybe i can get you to go backward
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Pop And Lock 03:00
9. pop and pock * and so we couldn't stop shopping ay yo i gotta get dressed if i keep on poppin' these locks of mine and now i'm suffering less and some identity thief is straight killing my dreams but yo i gotta get dressed you go on and live the low and look up to me na na na na na na na na they take a bite off the meantime but you're right i should have chewed the rest up instead of spitting it out and they said to keep shopping and i'll get it for less and i can keep on poppin' these locks of mine and now i'm getting a loan and straight killing the time but now i gotta get dressed and some identity thief is straight killing my dreams na na na na na na na na behind every god is a romance but you're right i should have known the end is damned and it's done
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Rare 05:54
10. rare (feat. Reinaldo DeJesus on percussion) be easy on me, now go get your excuses up to par if you add/you must take it's a seasonal thing we need you don't think she's looking like it matters if they see you bleed they see you bleed why does she make believe if the stuff was right you wouldn't be all stuck up in the night will she save you between the beat only if it's pouring will you like it in the dead heat but hey, wait if the stuff is rare why does it look like no one's standing there if the stuff is right why does it look like no one ate last night and if your stuff is pure why in the face it looks like you're not too sure if your stuff is rare says she will keep the beat to herself this time she's keeping tabs as well so look busy,busy,busy then we can rearrange maybe in a minute she will take it to your favorite change but hey, wait, hey if your stuff is rare why does it look like no one's standing there and if your stuff is right why does it look like no one ate last night and if your stuff is pure why in the face it looks like you're not to sure if your stuff is rare have some decency to see if your stuff ain't right i know exactly why no one wants to eat with you ain't rare
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Eyes 05:48
11. eyes i could tell you were surprised did you see yourself tell me all those normal lies they'll be coming down eyes, eyes, eyes they put you in for doing the same thing they've been doing you'll pay for it later they tilt the equator for you if you look up to that sky we might see what's due try to make me wear disguise then i can see myself eyes, eyes, eyes they put me in for screwing the same thing they've been screwing i'll pay for it later they held the equator they've taken up our lives still feels like they have mine just give me back my time eye, eyes, eyes they put me in for doing the same thing they've been doing you'll pay for it later eyes, eyes, eyes i could tell you were surprised i could see myself

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released December 1, 2010

Scratches From Mercy copyright 2010 by Justin "j.u.s.e." Hicks

"Time with Money" features Paul Wolfson on drums

"Rare" features Reinaldo Dejesus on percussion

additional instrumentation on "I'm Supposed to Have My Say" and "Pop and Lock" by John Hegner
additional instrumentation on "Too Busy to Be" and "Rare" by Sam Stauff

Recorded at Port City Recording...engineered, mixed, and mastered by Sam Stauff and Bryan Gottshall

"And I Bet", "I'm Supposed to Have My Say", and "Pop and Lock" were recorded at Starbell Hatchery...engineered, mixed, and mastered by John Hegner

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