Modern Poetry Edition #3


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[5/6/04]

**The Vapors by Biz Markie

Behind Blue Eyes by The Who

La La La - Kylie Minogue

Today Was a Good Day - Ice Cube

Smells Like Teen Spirit BY Nirvana (Kurt Cobain)

 

**Winner of MPulitzer

 

Thanks for all the appreciation many of you have shown for the poetry we

pass along. The only surprise is that you have not been even more vocal in

your demands for more frequent disseminations. Here is installment #3.

Please vote on your favorite this week: (The Vapors, Behind Blue Eyes,

Kylie, Cube or Kurt).

 

Enjoy.

 

The Vapors by Biz Markie

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Can you feel it

Nothin' can save ya

For this is the season of catchin' the vapors

And since I got time, what I'm gonna do

Is tell ya how to spread it throughout my crew

Wel you all know TJ Swan who sang on my records

Made the music, "Nobody Beats the Biz"

Well, check it

 

Back in the days before this began

He usually tried to talk to this girl name Fran

The type of female with fly Gucci wear

With big trunk jewelry and extensions in her hair

When Swan tried to kick it, she always fessed

Talkin' about "Nigger, please, you work for UPS"

Since he wasn't no type of big drug dealer

My man TJ Swan didn't appeal to her

But now he trucks gold and wears fly Valley boots

Rough leather fashions and tough silk suits

Now she stop frontin' an' wants to speak

And be comin' to all the shows

Every single weekend

To get his beeper number, she'd be beggin' please

Dyin' for the day to get skeezed

She caught the vapors (4X)

 

I got another partner that's calm and plain

He goes by the name of the Big Daddy Kane

A mellow type of fellow that's laid back

Back in the days, he was nothin' like that

I remember when he used to fight every day

What grown-ups would tell him he would never obey

He wore his pants hangin' down and his sneakers untied

And a rasta-type Kango tilted to the side

Around his neighborhood, people treated him bad

And said he was the worst thing his mom's ever had

They said that he will grow up to be nothin' but a hoodlum

Or either injail or someone would shoot him

But now he's grown up, to their surprise

Big Daddy got a hit record sellin' worldwide

Now the same people that didn't like him as a child be sayin'

Can I borrow a dollar, ooh, you're a star now

They caught the vapors (4X)

 

Now I got a cousin by the name of Von Lee

Better known to y'all as Cutmaster Cool V

He cuts scratch, transform with finesse

...(cuts and scratches)...and all that mess

Well I remember when he first started to rock

And tried to get his job in a record shop

He was in it to win it but the boss fronted

Said, "Sorry Mr. Lee, but there's no help wanted"

Now my cousin Von still tried on and on and on

'Til the like break of dawn

To put this j-o-b in effect

But they'd look right past him and be like "next"

Now for the year of '88

Cool V is makin' dollars so my cousin's like straight

He walks into the same record shop as before

And the boss'll be like, "Von, welcome to my store"

Offerin' him a job but naw, he don't want it

Damn it feels goo to see people up on it

'Cause I remember when at first they wasn't

Now guess what they caught from my cousin

The vapors

They caught the vapors (4X)

 

Last subject of the story is about Biz Mark

I had to work for mine to put your body in park

When I was a teenager, I wanted to be down

With a lot of M.C.-deejayin' crews in town

So in school on Nobel Street, I say "Can I be down, champ"

They said no and treated me like a wet food stamp

After gettin' rejected, I was very depressed

Sat and wrote some def doo-doo rhymes at my rest

When I used to come to parties they'd make me pay

I'd have to beg to get on the mike and rap that day

I was never into girls, I was just into my music

They acted like I wanted to keep it

Instead of tryin' to use it

But now things switched without belief

"Yo, Biz, do you remember me from Nober Street, chief?

We used to be down back in the days"

It happens all the time and never ceases to amaze

They caught the vapors (4X)

 

 

Behind Blue Eyes by The Who

(and newly redone by Limp Bizkit!)

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No one knows what it's like

To be the bad man

To be the sad man

Behind blue eyes

No one knows what it's like

To be hated

To be fated

To telling only lies

 

But my dreams

They aren't as empty

As my conscience seems to be

I have hours, only lonely

My love is vengeance

That's never free

 

No one knows what it's like

To feel these feelings

Like I do

And I blame you

No one bites back as hard

On their anger

None of my pain and woe

Can show through

 

But my dreams

They aren't as empty

As my conscience seems to be

I have hours, only lonely

My love is vengeance

That's never free

 

When my fist clenches, crack it open

Before I use it and lose my cool

When I smile, tell me some bad news

Before I laugh and act like a fool

If I swallow anything evil

Put your finger down my throat

If I shiver, please give me a blanket

Keep me warm, let me wear your coat

 

No one knows what it's like

To be the bad man

To be the sad man

Behind blue eyes

 

 

Out of My Head by Kylie Minogue

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La la la

La la la la la

La la la

La la la la la

 

I just can`t get U out of my head

Boy your loving is all I think about

I just can`t get U out of my head

Boy it`s more than I dare 2 think about

 

La la la

La la la la la

 

I just can`t get U out of my head

Boy your loving is all I think about

I just can`t get U out of my head

Boy it`s more than I dare 2 think about

Every nite

Every day

Just 2 B there in your arms

Won`t U stay

Won`t U lay

Stay 4ever and ever and ever and ever

 

La la la

La la la la la

La la la

La la la la la

 

I just can't get U out of my head

Boy your loving is all I think about

I just can't get U out of my head

Boy it's more than I dare 2 think about

There's a dark secret in me

Don't leave me locked in your heart

Set me free

Feel the need in me

Set me free

Stay 4ever and ever and ever and ever

 

La la la

La la la la la

La la la

La la la la la

 

I just can`t get U out of my head

Boy your loving is all I think about

I just can`t get U out of my head

Boy it`s more than I dare 2 think about

I just can`t get U out of my head

Boy your loving is all I think about

I just can`t get U out of my head

Boy it`s more than I dare 2 think about

 

 

It Was a Good Day Lyrics by Ice Cube

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Just waking up in the morning gotta thank God

I don't know but today seems kinda odd

No barking from the dog, no smog

And momma cooked a breakfast with no hog

I got my grub on, but didn't pig out

Finally got a call from a girl wanna dig out

Hooked it up for later as I hit the do'

Thinking will i live, another twenty-fo'

I gotta go cause I got me a drop top

And if I hit the switch, I can make the ass drop

Had to stop at a red light

Looking in my mirror not a jacker in sight

And everything is alright

 

I got a beep from Kim and she can fuck all night

Called up the homies and I'm askin y'all

Which court, are y'all playin basketball?

Get me on the court and I'm trouble

Last week fucked around and got a triple double

Freaking brothers every way like M.J.

I can't believe, today was a good day

Drove to the pad and hit the showers

Didn't even get no static from the cowards

Cause just yesterday them fools tried to blast me

Saw the police and they rolled right past me

No flexin, didn't even look in a niggaz direction

as I ran the intersection

 

Went to Short Dog's house, they was watchin Yo! MTV Raps

What's the haps on the craps

Shake em up, shake em up, shake em up, shake em

Roll em in a circle of niggaz and watch me break em

With the seven, seven-eleven, seven-eleven

Seven even back do' little Joe

I picked up the cash flow

Then we played bones, and I'm yellin domino

Plus nobody I know got killed in South Central L.A.

Today was a good day

 

Left my niggaz house paid

Picked up a girl been tryin to fuck since the twelve grade

It's ironic, I had the brew she had the chronic

The Lakers beat the Supersonics

I felt on the big fat fanny

Pulled out the jammy, and killed the punanny

And my dick runs deep, so deep, so deep

put her ass to sleep

Woke her up around one

she didn't hesitate, to call Ice Cube the top gun

Drove her to the pad and I'm coasting

Took another sip of the potion hit the three-wheel motion

I was glad everything had worked out

Dropped her ass off, then I chirped out

Today was like one of those fly dreams

Didn't even see a berry flashing those high beams

No helicopter looking for a murder

Two in the morning got the fat burger

Even saw the lights of the Goodyear Blimp

And it read Ice Cube's a pimp

Drunk as hell but no throwing up

Half way home and my pager still blowing up

Today I didn't even have to use my A.K.

I got to say it was a good day.

 

 

Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana

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Load up on guns, bring your friends

Its fun to loose, and to pretend

She's overboard, self assured

Oh no, I know a dirty word

Hello, hello, hello, how low? 4x

 

With the lights out, it's less dangerous

Here we are now, entertain us

I feel stupid and contagious

Here we are now, entertain us

A mulatto, an albino, a mosquito, my libido

Yeah

 

I'm worst at what I do best

And for this gift, I feel blessed

Our little group has always been

And always will until the end

Hello, hello, hello, how low? 4x

 

With the lights out, it's less dangerous

Here we are now, entertain us

I feel stupid and contagious

Here we are now, entertain us

A mulatto, an albino, a mosquito, my libido

Yeah

 

And I forget just why I taste

Oh yeah, I guess it makes me smile

I found it hard, it was hard to find

Oh well whatever, nevermind

Hello, hello, hello, how low? 4x

A denial 9x