DOWNTOWN 85

by ClockWork Cros

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"XTRA LARGE" Lyrics Yeah! Yeah! You Got It! I Got It! Don't Stop. I Won't Stop. Now Rock On... (x4) ---- What's a scenester? What's a hipster? Every bodies an artist, ain't no body a listener I'm a searcher, I'm a Galileo worker My flow tighter than the jeans on a jerker Don't hate, I'm out late with all the lurkers And gangs of little kids that don't give a shit and might hurt ya Music now a days all sounds like squeezy toys So I'm a fight for my rights like a Beastie Boy The Beastie Boys? Your more like a baby right I'm like na, I was born in downtown in 85 I do it big and go extra hard They ask what medium I use, I say Extra Large ---- Yeah! Yeah! You Got It! I Got It! Don't Stop. I Won't Stop. Now Rock On... (x4) ----
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DÉJÀ VUE 02:39
"DÉJÀ VUE" Lyrics Show love, Don't hate my dude Don't make me break my cool And if ya do what ya say ya do Play it back like it's Déjà Vue ---- Bang! Were holding the bank up Dam man, no one to thank but, us I don't owe you a thing, it's lonely as king You think I could grow me some wings, I'm fly Wing span surreala, forreala I'm cozy, can't hold me like chinchilla So if ya do what ya say ya do, play it back like it's Déjà Vue... ---- I'm having Déjà Vue... Are you! having Déjà Vue... I'm having Déjà Vue ---- Show love, Don't hate my dude Don't make me break my cool And if ya do what ya say ya do Play it back like it's Déjà Vue ---- Boom! Were blowing the bank up And then?! were throwing a stack up Yeah yeah I know you heard it before Two knocks at the door... or... It was a block of C4... Or... At least you can help It's kinda like history straight repeating itself So if ya do what ya say ya do, play it back like it's Déjà Vue... ---- I'm having Déjà Vue... Are you! having Déjà Vue... I'm having Déjà Vue ---- Show love, Don't hate my dude Don't make me break my cool And if ya do what ya say ya do Play it back like it's Déjà Vue ----
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"EAT YOUR HEART OUT" Lyrics I can feel it in my room every night before I sleep Waiting just to reach and scratching at my sheets I can see the shadows as they creep, phantoms of the beast Lost secrets that it keeps, blending in with what I see Lost dreams that I believed, wish it was for me But it could never be, just another dead end street Personified as greed in this dark decent It said, Have whatever you like to your hearts content ---- Eat Your Heart Out, So my heart can beat Once you start to eat, you can hardly speak Before you take apart of the god in me Just breathe, now Eat Your Heart Out ---- The high sign, granting everything I wish Hell doesn't exist, flirt with death so devilish My name on every list, marble floors under carpets No turning back heartless, introduce the artist Breaking in new markets and audience I target Nominees awarded but they'll never beg your pardon Before they interrupt, tailor make the tux Told me, You have to promise to give everything up ---- Eat Your Heart Out, So my heart can beat Once you start to eat, you can hardly speak Before you take apart of the god in me Just breathe, now Eat Your Heart Out ---- Just when you thought it was over, getting clean and sober It tighten on its grip and pulled you in closer If you ever get a clear shot you better pull it They bullies, a favor kill you faster than a bullet New Yorks the apple Adam gave Eve to eat Life on easy street, there's no need to speak Stares move in and move out, be careful picking a house Told me, once your in, your in and you'll never get out ---- Now Eat Your Heart Out (x2) Now Eat ----
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"DROP THE BOMB" Lyrics They dropped a bomb (x4) They dropped a bomb on us. ---- Regan, Carter, Clinton, Bush All up in the kitchen ready to cook Regan, Carter, Clinton, Bush Look...at all the lives you took ---- As Little kids on my block we all hung out Some how we didn't care we made fun of 'em all strung out Some mothers, some fathers and the sound of lighters Leaning so far over others covered with spiders Some seemed higher and others seemed dead Some so skinny looked like they hadn't been fed They do anything for a bag, even give head But I was so young I didn't notice back then Down the block just to cop out a hole in the wall It's a jungle out there so there's no one to call And if the street lights go out its an all out war Garbage cans on fire just trying to keep warm ---- Regan, Carter, Clinton, Bush All up in the kitchen ready to cook Regan, Carter, Clinton, Bush Look...at all the lives you took ---- They dropped a bomb on us. They dropped a bomb ---- Now a days kids rap, in those days they sold crack Used to get it in abundance and seal it in the wax Some kids ran solo and others had camps And to get there custise back they'll brand it with a stamp Stand up on the curb and when they get the word They''l line em all up in a row and everyone'll get served It was quite the sight to see to say the least Dealers keep the peace to keep away police Now a days the streets are clean but people still lean Just hope that there not seen as the children all dream Just cover there eyes please, they don't need to look You can thank Regan, Carter, Clinton, and Bush ---- They dropped a bomb on us. They dropped a bomb ----
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"COUNTING ON YOU" Lyrics We are counting on you... You gotta make it cause I'm saying what your sayings all true We are counting on you... You gotta make it, gotta make it, gotta make it ---- My entire life I've been preparing myself I feel like in the back of my mind I've been daring myself I stare at myself in the mirror as an only child With a lot of character and a lonely style I take a second to think, times the weapon I bring From the first second I step in the ring I'm not stressing a thing, that's a given Start thinking about what I could do with a minute I'm my only competition, I'll get better with time Anything I ever said I said better in rhyme Whether I'm ahead of my time or inspired by the past I got them counting on me, on me like the dials in the dash My future scares me half to death, will I have time to kill So I'll ask for the check and die before I sign the bill Think of the life that I live, give all my things to my kids Sign my will and wish away all the things that I did ---- We are counting on you... You gotta make it cause I'm saying what your sayings all true We are counting on you... You gotta make it, gotta make it, gotta make it ----
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THE 6TH BORO 02:40
"THE 6TH BORO" Lyrics The 6th Boro, We The 6th Boro (x3) The 6th Boro, The Lower East Side ---- Don't get it twisted, we sent our enlisted and they wonder where our unity's at I got a vision, we bout to make our mission Because it's about time we bring our community back I don't play yo, I point out the plain clothes If I may say so, they stand out like day glow Wait wow, stop snitching, I didn't at all But listen that's the kind of snitching I would endorse They robbing hoods til there rich and then won't give to the poor Democrats and Republicans, there's no difference at all The moment you try to pass the ball there picking it off They draw the lines you color in, is my point getting across The more employees laid off the bigger the boss Madoff or the war in Iran just think of the cost Welcome to the LES where it's best to get thorough And if you didn't already know, it's the sixth borough ---- The 6th Boro, We The 6th Boro (x3) The 6th Boro, The Lower East Side ---- Now listen real close on this here second verse Cause when the weapons burst you can't clearly hear unless it hurts From the projects to burbs, the concepts absurd Cops collect 'em first instead of protect and serve Come here with your ear hear how this message works Whats homeland security and protection worth If you lose your freedom of speech and explicit words I rather exit this earth than not express concern In New York City we fight for the choice to be equal So just call me the young village voice of the people Welcome to the LES where it's best to get thorough And if you didn't already know, it's the sixth borough ---- The 6th Boro, We The 6th Boro (x3) The 6th Boro, The Lower East Side ----
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IT'S TIME 03:21
"IT'S TIME" Lyrics So I'm cutting this head, someone who's dead There looking at me, but nothing is said I cut in there eye, replace it with time Look and you'll find, just what I've designed Making clocks is my grind, as hard as I try They always remind me I'm out of my mind I gotta work hard and stay on my job Cause I'm my own boss, I'm ClockWork Cros ---- Cros! Is It Time?! Is It Time? Is It Time? It's Time... (x4) ---- Now lets begin, the sound in my crib The more that I make, the louder the tick The icons I get and the figures I dig Each eye that I slit, there faces don't winch Just stare at me with those glares I'm convince That I've become sick or that one of them blinked I don't know which, but I do know this That I don't do this so that I can get rich Thank god that they say, I got what it takes, with these clocks that I make Before every tock I create, Dials pop into place, on top of the face With the drop of some tape, It's not gonna break, in a box to keep safe Every block in the state, every popular place Any shop that I grace, Hello ClockWorks the name ---- Cros! Is It Time?! Is It Time? Is It Time? It's Time... (x4) ---- There's counter weights lifting, while four faces twitching Big Ben is ringing on top of Great Britain I drop an edition without proper permission They say I should stop but I'm not gonna listen I'll stand in one spot like I grand father clock Counting each second and hands on my watch The man of the hour demands that it stops But time is timeless so that it cannot Minutes and hours can turn into years Measured by golden hands, dials and gears What got you here, won't get you there A light year is five trillion miles from here Listen a minute I'm kicking a hot verse Think out the box, I'm making the box burst My time is coming, I'd love to just drop first Watch I'll get to the top like clockwork ---- Cros! Is It Time?! Is It Time? Is It Time? It's Time... (x4) ---- It's Time! I add to the eye, my clockwork before the batteries die It's Time! Address me as sir, like I'm her majesty's knight It's Time! It had to be time, my lord, a sword for my adamant rhymes It's Time! Holding my head so high the Queen'll need a ladder to climb Dressed like a fresh knight, bless mics until I get ZEPS hype Lets strike, whenever the time is right like a vet might Yes! I, come back as father time in my next life ClockWork Cros, signing out until next time ---- Cros! Is It Time?! Is It Time? Is It Time? It's Time... (x4) ----
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"LIFE OR DEATH" Lyrics Fuck the land of the rich, they ain't standing for shit They want the population controlled and implanted with chips Imagine your kids in camps surrounded by fence Sound the alarms, right to bear arms, we found our defense In the middle of the night to come and get you out your crib It's like fame, there a monster you can never quite out live Mommi I gotta go play cause I dont want daddy to go to Guantanamo Bay over what I might say ---- She said, Fire! Fire! Fire! Off with his head! He said, Fire! Fire! Fire! Off with his head! They said, Fire! Fire! Fire! Off with his head! What would you choose? Life or Death. (x2) ---- This art for the rich, I'm just caught in the mix You have to remind yourself when you start to forget I'm from New York, where you can't own a gun Listen son, I'll bite my hand if I hold my tongue Just focus on your goals til its a hole in one And do what's right even if your the only one They got Gaddafi and Saddam, Iraq and Vietnam I know we can't avoid all war, but were dropping all the bombs You can read the New York Times or Economist Believe in Wiki Leaks or Anonymous Be up to your neck in debt from your college bid It's like a privatized jail that they drop you in While big tobacco keeps spreading all the cancer In a future near you where there's no public dancers On Wall Street, I wanna say thank ya to the bankers They got firing squads ready for when you start demanding answers ---- She said, Fire! Fire! Fire! Off with his head! He said, Fire! Fire! Fire! Off with his head! They said, Fire! Fire! Fire! Off with his head! What would you choose? Life or Death. (x2) ----
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THE LOUVRE 02:14
Produced By ZEPS @ZEPS Engineered and Mixed By Kidde @KiddeMusic
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"OUR SOULS TOGETHER" Lyrics Were getting closer, cause our souls are together cause our souls are together (x3) ---- She's my home, she just touch me to my soul finger tips upon my pulse feeling with both our eyes closed imagination has no clothes were just losing all control no more touching to the floor so were getting even closer, and closer, and closer.... ----- I'm her man, I'll do anything for her, anything I can The feeling hit me like I had to dance She just ran up on me before I had the chance I ain't have to ask, she just grabbed her hand We fought through the crowd as they threw there hands Caught the holy ghost, touch comatose Souls overdose when we get so close... ---- Were getting closer, cause our souls are together cause our souls are together (x3) ---- Were getting closer where ever we are at ---- Were getting closer, cause our souls are together cause our souls are together (x3)
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ACTION 01:45
"ACTION" Lyrics ---- Let's get this party started right, this heart of mine When the feeling takes over its hard to fight Let's get it on, When I'm in the zone I don't want to play around I want to get it on I want it all, I don't play the wall When it starts heating up I just take it off I ain't going home, I'm in my mode You don't want to hear nothing, turn off your phone Action! This music is my magic, I do this with a passion, I came here to get smash and Just hear this music blasting, you think that I was asking, It's more like I'm demanding and that is why your dancing, I came here for some Action ----- Are you ready for some Action Everybody wants some Action On the set I'm screaming Action Lights Camera Action Everybody wants some Action Are you ready for some Action 3, 2, Action ----- Let's keep this party going strong, keep holding on Everybody going crazy when they throw this on O this my song, say Oh my god Going all night long until the break on dawn And the party down stop, everybody gone rock Somebody gone drop cause we got it so hot and they better all watch, we just pile on top and its all eyes on me as soon as the beat drops you want it I'ma give it to you this is live action, you can have it, I'ma slip it to you you gotta grab it, just imagine, I can live it through you I know your ready, you've been asking, so I whisper to you "did you come here for some" Action. ----- Are you ready for some Action Everybody wants some Action On the set I'm screaming Action Lights Camera Action Everybody wants some Action Are you ready for some Action 3, 2, Action -----
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SPELL ON YOU 02:17
"SPELL ON YOU" Lyrics I Put A Spell On You... Spell On You (x3) ---- Bought a pen and a book now look at my life story The ink in its magic and writes it down for me this music allures me when writer blocks bores me I put a spell on you so soon you'll adore me Forces these thoughts to get caught in my dreams Wake up from sleeping to write what I see My pen is a wand beyond my reach And it does the work when my mind cannot speak ----- I Put A Spell On You... Spell On You (x3) ----- This magic I take to tap in my brain I think it all day and watch everything change Wishes simple and plain or for fortune and fame But the bigger you make'em the longer they'll take Each list on my page turns ripples to waves Envision the music I listen to play This spell that I'm telling is spelling my name I put a spell on you until we meet again ----- I Put A Spell On You... Spell On You (x3) -----
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"THE 6TH BORO REMIX" Lyrics **Crosby Verse** I look at Lower Manhattan and see the holes in it Look at Little Italy and feel Chinatown closing in I'm not here to be in hip hop and blow smoke in it So every chance I'll know I'll get, I'm going in I went to high school with kids I knew who grew up to stab and shoot Blow dust in a pit bulls face until it jump off the roof Shit so ridiculous it barely comes across as truth Just ask anyone from my crew who use to chill on my stoop The same stoop I came off to rap on Mouth Off Was just a kid when the Lower looked like the South Bronx Now it looks like a college campus, rent by room How the fuck did the LES turn into NYU They never seen block long fire works, they dead those too I guess shit changes this ain't the same neighborhood I knew Welcome to the LES where it's best to get thorough And if you didn't already know, it's the sixth borough

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Entire Album Produced by ZEPS.
@ZEPS.

Entire Album Engineered & Mixed By Kidde
@KiddeMusic

All Album & Singles Art By Crosby.
@ClockWorkCros

Individual Tracks Credited on Song Page.

All Interludes are excerpts from Downtown 81, a film that was shot in 1980-1981 by director Edo Bertoglio. The film was written and produced by Glenn O'Brien, and is a rare real-life snapshot of ultra-hip subculture of post-punk era Manhattan. Starring renowned artist Jean-Michel Basquiat and featuring audio voice overs by Saul Williams. The film is a bizarre elliptical urban fairytale surrounding the Lower East Side.

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released March 12, 2012

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CROSBY "DOWNTOWN 85"

Crosby just released his new digital album "Downtown 85" online, available through the website www.Downtown85.com, just two months after releasing his first mixtape "New York Posterboy" which received widespread attention. The second of a series of ambitious monthly record releases, "Downtown 85" appropriates upon the narrative of Basquiat and his fellow urban artists who come from around the world to the Manhattan's Lower East Side to work with a shared sense of freedom. Crosby establishes that he is of that bohemian tribe; a native born and raised. He was born as crime crack down, Operation Pressure Point, appeared to dent the ever present drug supermarkets of Alphabet City. As Crosby grew up, he watched from his father's shoulders as the police abused the homeless and pressed the will of corporate society. The neighborhood gentrified, while the drug trade continued in hidden form on his street. Crosby quickly learned to understand the increasingly elaborate codes of the dealers and witnessed the devastating effects those drugs had on users. He watched as the landscape evolved and the multicultural diversity narrowed. He saw great artists emerge, only to witness them later be consumed by addiction and AIDS.

Building upon the work ethic he developed doing Swizz Beatz's weekly series Monster Mondays, Crosby delivers another full-length album to his ever growing catalog. The composition of the music and graphics of the records is his response to his culture; it shows that Crosby is multilingual; he speaks the languages of hip hop, street surrealism and urban storytelling. Calling upon the legacy of the LES throughout Hip-Hop history, Crosby re-appropriates the Beastie Boys, Rick Rubin and imagery from the eighties era to link the past and present. The urban fairy tale continues with the memorable hit Deja Vue and the heart-pounding Our Souls Together, featuring singer Jordan Lane. He establishes the independence of the Lower East Village in the anthem The 6th Boro and reclaims his medium with Xtra Large featuring scratches from DJ Dylemma. It's Time is tailored to Clockwork Cros, his surrealist clockmaking identity, showcasing the lighter side of the album. With instrumental production entirely done by ZEPS, Downtown 85 is well worth the listen.

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