Off Into The New York Night

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Off Into The New York Night

can’t sleep again so I hit my friend to see what’s happening
he’s hanging with his girl he says mañana I should rap with him
I text another homie after him but he’s faded
all types of typos in the text he dictated

I’m feeling restless sometimes I get this way
can’t sit still my head filled with yesterday
mind spinning on some shit I said or something I did
or bigger questions “should I move? should I have kids?”

it’s hard to give a fuck and yet I’m up
deep into the night with my cortex stuck
so I rise grab my ride and turn my bike lights on
smash out into the night and I’m gone

sweet dreams for now
lay your head down
turn out the light and I’m off into the New York night

I’m riding through the BK high priced decay
and wind up in my hair with my day on replay
spokes spinning like the thoughts in my head
Miles Davis in my ears God bless the dead

I could push through Kinfolk see what’s popping on the late night
or just ride until I see daylight
[text alert] a late night text from a girl I barely know
but I’m not looking for trim to interrupt my flow

I opt out spout something ‘bout “I’m caught up now
but hit me back tomorrow and we’ll see what’s going down”
tonight I’m gonna ride ‘til the chain falls off
mile for mile stoop for stoop block by block

sweet dreams for now
lay your head down
turn out the light and I’m off into the New York night

I don’t think you understand man I’m losing my grip
out of sorts but of course I’m too stupid to quit
too bruised to get lit too confused to commit
too busy getting dizzy Rubik’s Cubing my shit

stay awake ‘til the break and I take to the night
try to shake the dark mood but the blues they hold tight
fight fire with the ink black city sink back in it
doesn’t cure what ails me but helps for a minute

so deep in my head I can’t see straight
so deep in my head I can’t see straight
so deep in my thoughts I get lost
I come up with cool shit but it comes at a cost

big city wandering big picture pondering
squandering time I’m up ‘til dawn again
looking for answers to questions I don’t even know
can’t sit still so I just go

sweet dreams for now
lay your head down
turn out the light and I’m off into the New York night

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from Depression Era Thinking, released August 1, 2017
written, produced and performed by Pete Miser
P. Ho (Big Brother Lin Drum Music, BMI)
opening monologue: unidentified man on the A-Train at 2:30 AM, strings: Christian Howes (chopped by Pete), additional vocals: Erin Webb, rhodes: John Deley (chopped by Pete)

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