Zoot Suits

from by Rico Sisney

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I rewrote the second verse of this song after watching a man die at the airport. This song is about how we're all really close to the end and we're pushing ourselves closer.

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CHORUS:
Can we get it right?
Right right right right right!
Can we get it right?
Right right right right right!
I’m trying to get it right!
Right right right right right!
Can we get it right?
Right right right right right!

From a city with big shoulders like zoot suits
Where they kill time like Zeus do
And they get stoned--Medusa view
We ain't got no use for you!
Ain't just gang bangers that shoot shoot,
It’s the same thing they do to schools!
They ain't got no use for youth!
We ain't got no use for you!

See there’s no great distinction between an endangered species
and one that's finally faced extinction.
The change could sneak in in an hour or a minute or a second.
Numbers lessen ‘till we're left with only records
history lessons for who's next in the procession.
The question of reception is the real one
Will we ignore the warning signs until we're done?
Fear mongerers they will come, but we're so fearsome and fierce we fear none!
Bda bda! Get ya top chopped. Mr. White knock knock. This feels like a mob plot: everybody knocked off.
Das Schloss Is this Kafka?
It will not stop ‘till fat lady with a sawed off shoots up opera.
Preserve the picture (moth balls for a Bob Ross)
Perfect contradiction (hot sauce on your foie gras)
Weather worse in winter (drop boxes where cars park)
Summer pop pop to show they not soft it's not solved

Right right right right right!
Can we get it right?
Right right right right right!
I'm trying to get it right
Right right right right right!
So can we get it right?
Right right right right right!

Dear God, I know you can take us in an instant.
How many times you gotta show me till i get it?
I was pissed off cuz I had just missed my flight
then I watched a man lose his life
and the timing forced me to witness.
We were both in line just trying to get a ticket.
He collapsed right behind me but I couldn’t even hear it and even though he hit my leg, I ain't move at first. I could barely feel it. I turned around-- tried to help him.
Somebody said, “Don't get near him!”
Istood as the men and women
(one dentist one pediatrician and several medical professionals) came out of the trenches to fix him.
The defibrillator's narration appeared as if it could save him.
They listened and obeyed it.
Put Faith in but he ain't make it.
What I'm gauging from the situation...
There's no real reason for him to die and for me to stay here
So I should trust you the way they trusted that machine
be patient and every moment I have to do your bidding is sacred
So I'll be grateful.
Thinking, “how far do i wanna run?”
Shedding ego and negative thoughts cuz they cumbersome
I gotta focus nonstop if i want it done
Can't “waist-time” I tore the watch off my cummerbund
Where I'm coming from
They got big shoulders like zoot suits
And they kill time like Zeus do
And they get stoned--Medusa view
We ain't got no use for you!
Ain't just gang bangers that shoot shoot,
It’s the same thing they do to schools!
They ain't got no use for youth!
We ain't got no use for you!

CHORUS

One day we’ll get it right...

credits

from Crying Wolves, released January 13, 2014
Drums by Tyler Berg

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Rico Sisney Chicago, Illinois

I am the emcee for Chicago bands Sidewalk Chalk and Treehouse and the founder of Chicago Artist collective The Gala. Artistically, those are my main pursuits so please follow and support them.
I rarely release anything solo and even when I do I enlist an "Army of Geniuses*" to help make it happen. I make music that I love. If you dig it, let's get down.
*Quote from Lawrence Binkey Tolefre
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