The Coup… bringing the revolution to Ypsilanti tonight

    In preparation for tonight’s big Ozone House fundraiser at Woodruff’s, featuring The Coup, Japanther and Kev Choice, I thought that I’d share this Youtube link, where you can stream The Coup’s entire new album, Sorry to Bother You. If you’re anything like me, I think you’ll find it a great way to start your cold, rainy Sunday morning.

    And here, for those of you who don’t feel like following the link, are a few of the individual tracks… As of right now, you have ten hours to learn the lyrics, so you’d better get started.

    Magic Clap:

    Lyrics:

    its like a hotwire, baby,
    when we put it together
    when the sparks fly
    we’ll ignite the future forever
    this is the last kiss martin ever gave to coretta
    its like a paparazzi picture when i flash my beretta
    i got scars on my back
    the truth on my tongue
    i had the money in my hand when that alarm got rung
    we wanna breathe fire and freedom from our lungs
    tell homeland security
    we are the bomb

    hurry up, get in, close the do’
    this here the meeting for the overthrow
    waitin on that concrete rose to grow
    doin lines that aint quotable
    countin up all that dough you owe
    you aint sposed to know its opposable
    we are not disposable
    muscle up kid
    we got blows to throw
    til the folks have risen
    there’ll be no decision
    we make the motor move
    they chauffer driven
    right now we can’t shine right like a broken prism
    i figured out the 14th is a broke amendment
    good evening
    tonight we bring to you
    worn out streets that’ll sing to you
    .45 shells that’ll dance to the beats
    stomachs so loud it’ll cancel the speech
    checks that vanish if you blink an eye
    grace gettin locked in the clink to die
    a salary cap on a birth certificate
    notarized lies that burst in triplicate
    morning prayers for the car to start
    a man and a whiskey in a heart-to-heart
    hope in a track suit to flash and run
    while agony chases with a badge and gun
    poetry shouted from the squeal of the bus breaks
    hands in the air try to feel for an escape
    flash in my eyes like candid snaps
    when we slap back it’s the magic clap

    The Guillotine:

    Lyrics:

    Hey, you
    We got your war
    We’re at the gates
    We’re at your door
    Hey, you
    We got your war
    We’re at the gates
    We’re at your door

    We got the guillotine
    We got the guillotine, you better run
    We got the guillotine
    We got the guillotine, you better run
    We got the guillotine
    We got the guillotine, you better run
    We got the guillotine
    We got the guillotine, you better run

    We wanna thank you for flyin with us
    We know you coulda stayed home, just cried and cussed
    May all your guns go off if it’s time to bust
    May all their tanks have time to rust
    They got the armies turnin bullets into gold
    They got the hookers turnin tricks in the cold
    And everytime the police kicks in the do
    An angel gas-brakes-dips in The O
    And even if a D-boy flips him a O
    It ain’t enough to buy shit anymo
    Sleep in the doorway, piss on the floor
    Look in the sky wait for missiles to show
    It’s finna blow, cuz
    They got the TV- we got the truth
    They own the judges and we got the proof
    We got hella people- they got helicopters
    They got the bombs and we got the- we got the

    We got the guillotine
    We got the guillotine, you better run
    We got the guillotine
    We got the guillotine, you better run
    We got the guillotine
    We got the guillotine, you better run
    We got the guillotine
    We got the guillotine, you better run

    Don’t talk about, it’s not a show
    Be about it, it’s bout to blow
    Don’t talk about, it’s not a show
    Be about it, it’s bout to blow

    I just spit the dope lines
    I don’t snort em
    Tell the boss to call police to escort him
    You don’t write all them lies, you just quote em
    Get offline, plug in to this modem
    No you can’t out-vote em
    The rules are still golden
    Only jewels we holdin
    is if we guardin our scrotum
    If you press your ear to the turf that is stolen
    You can hear the sound of limitations explodin
    Please, sir, may we have another portion?
    We’re children of the beast that dodged the abortion
    Neck placed firm tween the floor and their florsheim
    We’ll shut your shit down- don’t call it extortion
    Caution- we’re coming for your head
    So call the feds and get files to shred
    Every textbook read said bring you the bread
    But guess what we got you instead

    We got the guillotine
    We got the guillotine, you better run
    We got the guillotine
    We got the guillotine, you better run
    We got the guillotine
    We got the guillotine, you better run
    We got the guillotine
    We got the guillotine, you better run

    Let’s keep it bangin like a shotgun
    We’re in a war before we fought one
    Now if you’re tired of workin so they can play-
    A common enemy, we got one
    Now keep it bangin like a shotgun
    We’re in a war before we fought one
    Now if you’re tired of workin so they can play-
    A common enemy, we got one

    Don’t talk about, it’s not a show
    Be about it, it’s bout to blow
    Don’t talk about, it’s not a show
    Be about it, it’s bout to blow

    And, if you haven’t read it yet, you’ll find my interview with world-renowned hip-hop provocateur, and frontman of The Coup, Boots Riley, here.

    Also, if you can’t make it out tonight, and still want to support the vital work that Ozone House is doing with at-risk youth in our community, you can do so here.

    See you tonight… Doors open at 8:00.

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      8 Comments

      1. Posted December 2, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

        I know this is a long shot, but I thought that I’d ask… The Coup made it to town. Everything is going well, but it looks like they’ve got a problem with the generator on their bus. They’re looking for a diesel mechanic who can take a look. If someone out there could volunteer to take a look, I suspect I could score them a few free tickets for the show tonight.

      2. kjc
        Posted December 3, 2012 at 8:42 am | Permalink

        incredible show.

      3. anonymous
        Posted December 3, 2012 at 9:23 am | Permalink

        Best show ever.

      4. anon
        Posted December 3, 2012 at 9:42 am | Permalink

        i can’t find my house.

      5. Posted December 3, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Permalink

        That was an enjoyable event.

      6. Eel
        Posted December 3, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Permalink

        I’ve had the clap, and it’s the far from being magical.

      7. Knox
        Posted December 3, 2012 at 5:14 pm | Permalink

        i got scars on my back
        the truth on my tongue
        i had the money in my hand when that alarm got rung
        we wanna breathe fire and freedom from our lungs
        tell homeland security
        we are the bomb

        Incredible.

      8. Meta
        Posted December 3, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Permalink

        Something for Boots to comment on in Cleveland tonight.

        EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio — With 13 Cleveland police officers firing 137 rounds and killing two people following a chase Thursday night, city leaders are seeking answers and could ask for a civil rights investigation.

        Investigators did not find a gun inside the bullet-riddled blue Chevrolet Malibu SS when staff from the Cuyahoga County medical examiner’s office removed the bodies from the car Friday evening.

        Read more:
        http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2012/11/cleveland_east_cleveland_offic.html

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