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I uploaded the lyrics to all of these so you could really just read them and not listen to them and probably be better off.

This track is called "hug life" because that's my favorite joke in this song or maybe that I've ever written. I want to put it in a movie. Don't be shocked if it comes back somewhere someday.

lyrics

what is that funky sound?
if it's not hip hop I don't want it around
what is that funky sound?
if it's not hip hop I don't want it around
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goal number one is to have no witnesses
goal number two is abiogenesis
goal number three is to be men of action
goal number four is complete rarefaction
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as long as I'm alive I will attempt to sublimate
pushing feelings into art and not despair
and when I die, I hope my body sublimates
my being wicking gently into air
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I don't want to seem like an unrealistic kind of guy
but if I can't get killed by dinosaurs then I don't want to die
and everyone can tell I'm tough if I just tell them loud enough
I'l sap 'em if I have to, although
I lost my pinkie in a street fight
now my knuckles say "hug life"
and I'm uncomfortable with shaking hands
so who knows, I just might
I'm starting a club called team heartbreaker
you can join if you can make me cry
there's an open challenge, a membership card
and a wind up airplane that really flies!
I have a million ideas and mostly they're all bad but
if I don't write them down when one is good I might not grab it
but if it's in a notebook I'm subjecting you to it
it's Zimbardo-style science I'd recommend you just skip through it
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what is that funky sound?
if it's not hip hop I don't want it around
what is that funky sound?
if it's not hip hop I don't want it around
-
goal number one is to have no witnesses
goal number two is abiogenesis
goal number three is to be men of action
goal number four is complete rarefaction
-
as long as I'm alive I will attempt to sublimate
pushing feelings into art and not despair
and when I die, I hope my body sublimates
my being wicking gently into air
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I'm a freeway-riding cowboy
full of testestern
swimming at the pool
of your local best western
a convention of dentists shoots ugly scowls
from the hot tub to the plastic chairs, all their bleachy towels
sit quiet near my leather boots, my holster and my gun
I stand chaps-deep in my cowboy hat, protector of all fun
roll heavy in my '81, blood on all my fenders
defender of the common man, standing vigil when there's
a riot at the whole foods, baguettes for bats in battle
making molotov cocktails out of olive oil bottles
and I'll be parked out back with my tirejack
when there's a shark attack at the taco shack
like a not-so-super superhero
which I guess is just a hero
I'm here to punch, I'm here to yell
I'm here to instill fear, though,
am I not a rapper, am I not a cool dude?
when I chart my course on paper like a nautical dude -
it says I'm just a weirdo and I don't deserve the cheers
and imagine if I did this stuff more than once a year
so when I finish my set y'all gonna clap or what?
please understand I'm not a rapper I just rap a lot
so a polite applause will do for me
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what is that funky sound?
if it's not hip hop I don't want it around
what is that funky sound?
if it's not hip hop I don't want it around
-
goal number one is to have no witnesses
goal number two is abiogenesis
goal number three is to be men of action
goal number four is complete rarefaction-

as long as I'm alive I will attempt to sublimate
pushing feelings into art and not despair
and when I die, I hope my body sublimates
my being wicking gently into air

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from My Life in the Gush of Boasts, released March 1, 2016

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Jim Hickcox Austin, Texas

Jim makes music under many different monikers, in many different ways, in many different places. Some of it is worthwhile. A lot of it is by himself. That part is what's on here.

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