Brooklyn

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lyrics

Verse 1
your lips like red clay
your smile looks moon lit
damn girl, you're so thick
growing up with Carolina barbecue pits
get you hot, get you wet now you humid (ahh)
I'm going deep like the blue ridge
but I took a trip to the projects
met Marcy a prospect - p
could this be fate?
kiss the concrete lips of miss BK
skin like a brownstone up in Brownsville
hips like a earthquake what a groundswell
bags packed at the Amtrak
on a journey didn't know where it will end at
but I gotta see
this is kinda hard for me to say- hey

Hook 1
I'm going to Brooklyn
I'm going to Brooklyn
one day I'll do right by you
and one day I'll take flight with you
but I'm going to Brooklyn

Verse 2
I think a lot about your cooking
where my corn bread, catfish and collard greens at
I can't find that in Brookyln
from Bojangles to bodegas I'm so anguished
can you explain why nobody looks me in the eye?
Flatbush to Bed Stuy
mad people push by but they never speak
they seem stressed in the city like they never sleep
our the relationship was hella deep
because I grew up in your heart - piedmont
always thought we'd never depart
but eventually - I felt trapped in NC
in Brooklyn I'm incredibly free
I lose myself when I'm with her
she's an identity thief
I wouldn't have it any other way
this is kinda hard for me to say - hey

Hook 2
I'm going to Brooklyn
I'm going to Brooklyn
one day I'll do right by you
and one day I'll take flight with you
but I'm going to Brooklyn
said I'm going
I'm going to Brooklyn
one day I'll do right by you
and one day I'll take flight with you
but I'm going

Bridge
girl, but every time I try
Carolina's on my mind
all the time
Carolina's on my mind
girl, when we're apart
Carolina's on my heart
girl, when we're apart
Carolina's on my heart

Verse 3
took a stroll through the park
stayed out til it was real dark
we caught fireflies in a jar
poked holes in the top
watched it glow like a lantern
on and off like a strobe light
smell the pollen in the summer breeze
I look into your face and I don't wanna leave
yeah I don't want to leave
smell the pollen in the summer breeze
I realized I don't wanna leave
Carolina blue skies and the hurricanes
real talk through it all girl you remind
kitty hawk we flyer than we ever been
bags packed at the Amtrak
on a journey I didn't know where it would end at
but I'm here to stay
this is kinda hard for me to say - hey

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from Gardens, released October 22, 2013

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Now in its tenth year, The Beast is an innovative and electrifying hip hop and jazz ensemble, known for pushing creative boundaries and dynamic collaborations. Straight outta Durham, the cultural and entrepreneurial nexus of a new south, The Beast is a home-grown artistic force, mixing tap-dancers, puppeteers, and spoken word artists into its repertoire. ... more

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