Night Talk

by SHRIMPS

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1.
You're bitter and you're tired And your feet are held to the fire Day becomes the night And you dare not go down without a fight When waking life overstays its welcome And all the seats are taken in the smoking section You can count the seconds between contractions But you'll never find a better time than now to chain a reaction Can't shake the feelings that shake you Can't break the habits that break you But you can fix it in about a day Can't fake the funk when it dunks you Can't bust a slump when it jumps you Just stop the clock and change the play Time keeps running on Time keeps running on Time keeps running on Time keeps running on
2.
Should I take a chance on playing it safe? If I jump the shark, what's the worst case? These upside-down outlets are upside-down faces When the ground is on top, remember to say this: Baby you got this, baby you got this Baby you got this, stand up and rock this Baby you got this, baby you got this Baby you got this, don't ever stop this You can wash away a layer of shame If you strut that butt and step up your game When you're feeling alone, you're feeling alive So when those good times turn to bad times, sing this to survive: Baby you got this, baby you got this Baby you got this, stand up and rock this Baby you got this, baby you got this Baby you got this, don't ever stop this
3.
Night Talk 2 04:46
This call from outer space is tying up the line There's so much left to say before calling it a night The telephone is ringing, the mailbox is full The power lines are singing, it's time to start the show Ignore those satellites Polish off those Miller Lites Turn on your headlights We're going for a drive The conversation's turning The pit of your stomach's burning None of it's too concerning It's night talk, night talk And while the tide is turning The heart of your city's burning None of it's too concerning It's night talk, night talk The party line's expensive The nukes are underground The cheater box is flashing The tapes went back rewound Ignore those satellites Polish off those Miller Lites Turn on your headlights We're going for a drive The conversation's turning The pit of your stomach's burning None of it's too concerning It's night talk, night talk And while the tide is turning The heart of your city's burning None of it's too concerning It's night talk, night talk, night talk The conversation's turning The pit of your stomach's burning None of it's too concerning It's night talk, night talk And while the tide is turning The heart of your city's burning None of it's too concerning It's night talk, night talk, night talk...
4.
Flyby 04:11
This time we've got to take control This time we've got it all End times is the picture we're painting When our hearts are breaking They say love is the greatest gift And your touch is the kiss I'm missing Flyby feelings You gotta cool your jets for me but honey in the meantime Don't stop momentum behind you Look down, check the radar beside you Nail down the parts that define you 'Til then we're hammered by these Flyby feelings You gotta cool your jets for me but honey in the meantime Last year was wild, man, and that's for sure This year's been such a blur We're well past these days we've been fearing That's what I'm hearing It's the sound of the barriers breaking down It will take your breath away Flyby feelings You gotta cool your jets for me but honey in the meantime Don't stop momentum behind you Look down, check the radar beside you Nail down the parts that define you 'Til then we're hammered by these Flyby feelings You gotta cool your jets for me but honey in the meantime See that Believe that Don't tease that Oh baby, what a sight to see See that Believe that Don't tease that Oh baby, what a sight to see
5.
TIMECORP 02:25
6.
Shrimpstory 03:47
Once upon a time in Sneaky Falls There was a little shrimp who wanted it all But did he really need that? He sure as hell believed that He dreamt about a life of fortune and fame Happiness and riches were one and the same Years later at his desk job He was feeling just a bit robbed He said: "Fuck this working 9 to 5 The more I punch this fucking clock the less I feel alive" So he made a phone call to his partner in crime Beef said: "That's just straight up the breakdown of this life You suck it up and lighten up this shakedown to survive 'Cause straight shrimpin', it don't pay the bills" Time tells a different story When the plot twist hits, you'll figure it out Everybody loves a happy ending And if you can't get with that man Just get the fuck out Once upon a time in Border City A little shrimp starts searching for sounds so gritty Wherever could he find them? Who else wouldn't mind them? He found himself a world of sweet escape When popping in a fateful Art of Noise tape Years later at his day gig He was feeling pretty jaded He said: "Fuck this working for these guys They haven't had a good idea ever in their lives And this waste of my time is such a goddamned crime!" That's just straight up the breakdown of this life You suck it up and lighten up this shakedown to survive 'Cause straight shrimpin', it don't pay the bills Time tells a different story When the plot twist hits, we'll figure it out Everybody loves a happy ending And if you can't get with that man Just get the fuck out
7.
When the Shrimps step on the scene We're the brothers that reign supreme Jackie Paper can you see what I mean? Jackie Paper can you see what I mean? When the Shrimps step on the scene We're the brothers that reign supreme Jackie Paper can you see what I mean? Jackie Paper can you see what I mean? Ten tons of funk inside the trunk Don't need cash money, you can pay at the pump Gotta hit it, see you in a minute We're about to get all up in it These sassy seconds tick the times of our lives It's time to take the stage We'll take your breath away When the Shrimps step on the scene We're the brothers that reign supreme Jackie Paper can you see what I mean? Jackie Paper can you see what I mean? When the Shrimps step on the scene We're the brothers that reign supreme Jackie Paper can you see what I mean? Jackie Paper can you see what I mean? It's a Shrimps and Free collaboration ooh we 'bout to get it Take you back to '98 when I was in the Civic A 1980's baby, I'm about to roll a Philly I was brought up by some gangstas but was born to be a hippie Step up on the scene, you can tell we put in work Universal fire like a human solar burst It's time, hoping that the underdog can finally get some shine And maybe we can all chill out and get a piece of mind Body and soul, always independent gotta go for what you know Taking simple steps towards your own personal growth I'ma sprinkle you with game and still spit it dope Living in my purpose, connecting your heart and mind Holding up a mirror, remind you of your shine Trying to be the change when I craft every line Money can buy a lot but it can't buy time And in this life, you can't decide what you're taking And in this life, you can't decide what you're breaking It's time to take the stage We'll take your breath away When the Shrimps step on the scene We're the brothers that reign supreme Jackie Paper can you see what I mean? Jackie Paper can you see what I mean? When the Shrimps step on the scene We're the brothers that reign supreme Jackie Paper can you see what I mean? Jackie Paper can you see what I mean?
8.
I've been holed up in this basement so long Another hold up, no one twisting my arm Don't come down just yet I've been waiting for this jam for so long I was dreaming, didn't hear my alarm Don't wake me just yet Thoughts across the city Thoughts across the city Thoughts across the city Thoughts across the city Now I've wasted all this time on my own Memories faded by the safety of home Who's to say what's safe? Hold up, something's feeling off A flood of fuzzy thoughts And the shock sets in Thoughts across the city Thoughts across the city Thoughts across the city Thoughts across the city
9.
Now a year's gone by and the world is the same It's just a different view that you're choosing to frame You dodged the bullet but the old wounds remain You just can't ignore this burden of pain Baby you got this, baby you got this Baby you got this, don't ever stop this Baby you got this, baby you got this Baby you got this, stand up and rock this Though your head's in the clouds, one foot's in the grave Feeling better than ever though there's so much at stake You've got a scarlet letter, you've got it made "And we still can't make out," the look on your face Baby you got this, baby you got this Baby you got this, don't ever stop this Baby you got this, baby you got this Baby you got this, stand up and rock this

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Night Talk: More Songs About Space and Time

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released July 2, 2021

All songs written by J.Calabrese/B.Leo
except "Time 2 Take the Stage" written by J.Calabrese/B.Leo/F.Harris

B.Leo: vocals, guitar, bass guitar, synthesizer, drum programming
Joe Calabrese: drums, bass guitar, synthesizer, vocals
Chuck Leo: saxophone on "Flyby"
Felix Free: vocals on "Time 2 Take the Stage"

Cover photography: Gary Ventura, Jr.
Management: 2 Bad 4 Kelly Walker, Inc.

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