The Summer Jam

by Saint Tellah

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A SUMMER JAM – gone END OF SUMMER JAM

I have to start there, simply because if ever there were a soul who had an ambition problem that was the inverse of most people it would be me (that is Saint Tellah presently at your service). Trying to over extend and over extend - So a “Summer Jam” album had to take a back seat and become an “End of Summer Jam”.

Look at glasses - then look in the mirror - then realize all the things you love and hate about yourself, then look at the world and see all of the things you love and hate about the world. Those are your glasses. Even if you were never prescribed glasses they are steadfast attached to your mind. This is a lot deeper concept than I am going to get into, but you can do research and find all sorts of studies that corroborate the fact that every facet of your life til now colors the way that you perceive the world.

In writing our music, normally I try and show you the world through my eyes - but my eyes normally have a very dismal lens, sometimes just an outright exciting lens, or maybe even eccentric… For this album for this summer jam, I have tried to put on a pair of glasses and write very diligently with those glasses attached to my face, and mind. The glasses? Florida, Summer, Love, and Life… So even the two ‘tougher’ songs on here, are grained with the sepia toned lens of a Florida yellow light evening. I pray that with this little ditty, you all see how beautiful this world can be, and really just take a minute and love yourself, and know that at least these artists love you. And we love your minds and spirits and we want them to prosper and grow and be the most self-sustaining, content, happy universes in existence. Thank you for your time- with no further ado

Saint Tellah would like to thank:

DJ ROBZILLA, my main man, my dude, my DJ, my friend… Dude none of this would even happen without you, thank you sooo much my homie, for everything. To my circle of friends Jude, Slade, Duane, Sam, Ganga, Le’Shaun, Sean, Jeanin, VOID, Michael Moore, Tim Craig- You guys make me believe in me, and make me want to make you believe in how big this can really be- I see it in your eyes, and in that reflection I know how great I can be even though I don’t always see it in myself. Peruvistan, thanks homie, its gonna be a long haul but we are gonna get there. I love you Mama, no matter what I love you and I will continue doing my best to make you the proudest of three sisters and three brothers. Thanks for hanging in there Gilbert, she needed you. Thank you Roger Setzer for keeping that torch alive in yourself, there are few things that inspire like seeing a man with the hunger and reserve you have. Folie DeVille, psssh what can I say, you guys have come on the scene and been rocking with us hard and I am happy when I tell my peeps to come early cuz I know that you aint gonna let em down, keep it up guys. Marley thank you so much for giving me the motivation I needed last year to get this shit done, and then coming out here to deal the damage with me that pain is the most powerful energy in the world bro- very few understand it the way we do, or can channel it in a creative way, YOU CAN. James Schmidt thank you for rejecting the offer of $50, even if it was a joke, to hear you take your stance on it for us, was amazing. BIG STANTON, what up fooool? Making the future a more lush edible hip hop world and shit! Thank you so much for your passion in all you do man, if everybody was as dedicated to a cause as you, the world would be a far better place- yo MIKE BE SAFE ON WALL STREET PIMPIN’ you are doing the right thing man you are!!! Thank you’s to the Table Hogs –yo Theo, make sure you take care of ya self Na’mean? J-Storm thanks for them smoothies, ScratchNerd & Scratchnerd's roommate – THANK YOU FOR MIAMI!!! 8 am drinking beach side, say WHAT!? My dude Raul, keep making that music. Yo BIG UP ‘SCUM OF THE EARTH’ ya’ll werd, I love the Wax Atom, I love the tune’s, Jamie is misguided but who in Gainesville don’t know that? I know you mean well- but sometimes you gotta watch the lines you cross, and so, I hope you like the song. Aight well, I could go on to thank, and thank and thank… But the last on the list because you’re only gonna remember the beginning and end of this shit anyway – Jamie, Eric, Stevie D and the whole XEROGRAPHICS fam, and my G LARRY AT ‘THE LAB’ thank you for all of the support guys word, thank you. Jennifer Liberation, you’s my gurl!!! Love you gurl!!! Thank you so much for making every trip to 1982 the best one yet! An to everyone I forgot, man, listen – I tried. Love you all!!!!

DJ Robzilla would like to thank:

I must of course first thank the other half of this duo without whom this album would not be possible – Saint Tellah. You have consistently motivated and inspired me to work beyond my comfort zone with my music. You also infuriate me with your hellishly rushed deadlines, but nonetheless it has been a good thing for my work ethic, hah! Peruvistan Longaray for making the possibility of living my dreams a tangible reality. Thank yous go out to Jamie Ault, for watching MXC with me and making my belly rip with laughter, the whole Xerographics crew for handlin' the pimpin' printin' and being generally cool peoples, Jude, Sam, Duane, Slade, Hawk, Wax Atom, DJ Luminous, DJ J-Storm, Scratchnerd, Sureshot, DJ SPS, Rubox, K-Murdock, Bill Bryson, Cameron Lilly, Le'Shaun, Sean Coates (one of the most talented cooks I know!), Matt, TC Hinson, Dillon, Paten Locke, Tough Junkie, Dialectable Beats, DJ Shotgun, Nick Palmer, Arsun Fist, and every other dope artist from Jacksonville holdin' it down for hip hop, James Phamm, Larry at the Laboratory, everyone who battles at Funky Dope Fridays every month, Valerie, Shay-J, Tommy, Anubis, Brian Stanton, Gunner (my car gets better mileage than ever thanks to you!)

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released October 19, 2011

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Saint Tellah Gainesville, Florida

SaintTellah is a battlin' emcee who freestyles, performs, and writes songs for you, from his perspective on the world.

He makes progressive hip hop, this ranges in flavor but is essentially rooted in: jazz, funk, classic rock, blues, and hip hop elements

SaintTellah often seeks producer's (beat makers) with different flavors in aural pleasure. He likes variety.

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Track Name: Rain Rain
Chorus
Rain rain please don't go away / wash away the pain and make it clean for me to play / Rain rain please don't go away / wash away the pain and make it clean for me to play

Verse
The last couple of days have been more than kinda sorta hot / trying find a job but really its trying to find a boss I wont tell to suck my cock when he tries to go off / my applications steadily met with call you backs and so longs / the sweats hanging by a thread to the end of my lash / yeah / I'm walking but he's begging for gas / homie – I know its sunny but the weather will pass / free at last free at last hold fast to the dream / only slave to a breeze and shade captured in trees / now the gutters need a drink to go half with the piss / not really a fix / all we ask is a rinse / Mrs. Rain! The summer heat has the villagers tense / without you tender love I even pity the bricks though they try and get even through the feet of the kids / so we cease and desist slowing our daily motives til the thermometer pops have met their quarterly quotient

Chorus
Rain rain please don't go away / wash away the pain and make it clean for me to play / Rain rain please don't go away / wash away the pain and make it clean for me to play

Verse
Rain – mirror the streets and make the surface kiss the sky / gimme twinkling lights the roads prettiest at night / the weakest cars peel out and the best brakes slide / dare devil sees perfect and my ex may cry / because she doesn't like the rain nor the next best guy / but the children love the rain they love to dance in it / and mama earth spins pirouettes if they cant finish / the echo leaves shores / devoid of all fishes / they swim to the deep and grab sea weed and kick it, I mean fin it – get it / LISTEN / potato wedges are sizzlin' in the kitchen / my bad the awnings were yawnin' because they're tired / in need of lullabies so tin roofs were hired / the bodies of water can't handle gettin' any dryer / enduring peak heat trudgin' along knees weak look up and then she pours awakening for a deep sleep like!

Chorus
Rain rain please don't go away / wash away the pain and make it clean for me to play / Rain rain please don't go away / wash away the pain and make it clean for me to play
Track Name: Princess Black Tide
Verse 1
I saw water lappin' and a mermaid came to shore / don't remember the beach but it was a saint or a fort / she loved to swim but said that sailing was more / her flavor this sort / of small talk made a rapport / she ain’t never had a chance to go where we been / her daddy was the king of the sea and she lived to please em' / she had some brothers and their wifey's gave her nieces / she'd seen the candy rappers but she asked “what up with reeses?” / my reply “chocolate peanut butter and no wrong way to eat it” / she said “that sounds good would you please stop teasing?” / I laughed “feets are for walking and fins are for swimmin'” / she replied “if you kiss me then these fins will be finished” / she was sincere, I said “I dig it” / on my prince shit believing fairy tales a grown man / a kiss gave her legs she walked and so we hold hands / I had a lot of loves but barely felt this type of romance

Chorus
2x
So lemme' tell you bout' misses, misses /
Princess / Blacktides / Knew you in a past life /
Looks mean thank God she act nice /
Looks mean thank God she act nice
Verse 2
She wanted to learn all that I could teach her / she had heard of music but had never seen a speaker / she knew about Saturday nights but not the fever / knew that I had to feed her and then we'd go dancing / went to IHOP and even that was romantic / casual conversations and a couple “oh damn-its” / I broke down pancakes syrup and grits / coffee, cream, sugar , and stirrin' it in / she smiled – she liked to sip it /
“word” I was nervous as hell for really really / “word” I tried to play it cool and keep it chilly / “word” I asked the waitress if she'd bring the bill please / I settled up the bill and then we slid stage left / she burped and you could tell that she just ate egg's / and that was straight to me / see I wasn't hating / cuz I knew when I burped that you could smell I ate bacon

Chorus
2x
So lemme' tell you bout' misses, misses /
Princess / Blacktides / Knew you in a past life /
Looks mean thank God she act nice /
Looks mean thank God she act nice

Verse 3
I had to ditch the bacon now my breath was pepperminted / underwater dancing has a different defintion / Imma hit her with the Oxford and a couple extra kisses / went from her royal purples to an out fit that was fitted / it was Christmas in July and her lips was on my wish list / and she wrapped em' in a beautiful face cause she was pertty / Lord! Nah, she ain't have mercy / got men breaking they necks and all needing gurneys / eyes hit the frame it was like a fiend returnin' / dancefloor my hands in the small of her back / she went from amateur to pro and that was all in a flash / that night I danced harder than I danced in my life / far as I knew I had my hands on a wife / but how the constellations got to fool my starry eyes / she said she had to use the bathroom but left the bar behind / that night the tide left a mark on my mind

Chorus
2x
So lemme' tell you bout' misses, misses /
Princess / Blacktides / Knew you in a past life /
Looks mean thank God she act nice /
Looks mean thank God she acted nice
Track Name: Just One of Those Days
Verse
I rode my bike to Publix by my house around the corner / Said what up to Roger – held the door for someones daughter / the door was automatic so I did it more to watch her / but I didnt make an offer because I don't need all the static the baggage or the history behind my air mattress / she got me ripe and ready fresh to pick my produce / the fridge was on E so I had to cop some more juice / saw my ex in aisle seven holding on an ole dude / – you know they try and flaunt and show you, vying for history really she was old news / ah ha tortillas and some cold brews / find a pretty cashier line for me to go through / damn she was slow and lane six was moving faster / the cashier wasnt pretty but Rogers my favorite bagger.

Chorus
Its just one of those days led to one of those nights / where every body played and nobody fights / its just one of those nights led to one of those nights / its just

Verse 2
I hit my people and my people hit they people / they know I cooks good and my peoples like to eat food / did it and a redo no we bout to snatch a rerun / poppin' snacks for lunch / supper is in the evening / Robs condos the best for coolin with friends / its gotta lotta table space and a pool to swim / to legit to quit and so we never ever stop / bringing people together so we elevate the cause like water melons, grill sand bar b cue sauce / kids chasing ice cream trucks a metaphor for chasing dreams / so- get the roots if your trying to pull the weeds and / watch- the leaves if they're coming in threes / move at the speed of life and come kick it me / I'm just a Puerto Rican dish cleaning fish in the sea / the type of young man that grandmothers kiss on the cheek

Chorus 2
Its just one of those days led to one of those nights/ where every body played and nobody fights/ its just one of those nights led to one of those nights/ its just

Verse 3
Ding ding ding!
Garlic butter and shallots how I like to start my saute / end with dinner bells and thats how we start the party / nobodies stingy and so its straight to spread the buffet / add utensils garnish the food then its looking lovely / burned back an L and went to war with munchies / I wasn't hungry, motherfucker I'm feeling FUNGRY / and I coulda turned that fridge out form here to Sunday / in those moments for what ever its worth / I swear to god I saw the people who'd inherit the earth / and contemplated em hard when preparing this verse / is the universe Styx if earth is carrying souls / and that chariot burned as it carried home / in those moments for what ever its worth / I swear to god I saw the people who'd inherit the earth / and contemplated em' hard when preparin' this verse / is the universe Styx if earth is carrying souls / and that chariot burned as it carried us home

Chorus 3
Its just one of those days led to one of those nights/ where every body played and nobody fights/ its just one of those nights led to one of those nights/ its just
Track Name: Smuckers
Verse 1
Nah I don't rap like them other guys sorry / nah I ain't apologize they suck though / spread my wings and their patterns can't come close / my dick is mad popular to some goats / I mean staying broke just to fake a punk pose / that type of shit might seem smart to some folks / best believe I'm not them son / keep buggin' me and I'mma have to squish one/ come to me at my shows acting all explosive / woulda canceled your act if I'd seen how you promoted / thought you were grown but home you were just posin' / ya token emo / butt hurt loser / don't be mad at O.N.E. cuz you ain't got a future / Saint Tellah think, do, and maneuver / you think, think, think, and then you cry / drink, drink, drink and wanna die.



Verse 2
All that Facebook rah rah is bitch made / your buggin' out like someones bangin' on your fish tank / and listen here patient I ain't one to act hostile so when you started talking shit / yeah I had to block you / your's is an argument for ice cream and chocolates / be productive / write a song and polish it / register for ASCAP get ten call em in / perform for different colonists and do it all again / now hopefully this happens more than once than half a decade if it hasn't happened yet well then you might include a sex tape / cause rappings not your forte and the stage is not your best look / you're awkward like a gymnast with another left foot / take your DIY logic and burn the textbook / work as a team take a fresh look / underground for the sake of underground is stupid / especially if that's the box that you use for music

Verse 3
Wait a minute? / Showed me the light? / Okay – right / you couldn't see the light starin' at a star / you couldn't hear the light with Pharoahe Monch up in your car / you couldn't feel the light with a third degree sunburn / so showed me the light? / bitch you got some nerve / hip hop should be fun first / your whole catalog couldn't fuck with one verse / love hurts / wouldn't you concur? / did he get the number or the nut first? / I'll rip your ass back to frontsies / your like a baby teethin' with the way you actin' grumpy / which is cool with me but lemme go and get your onesie, and you can laugh at that cause even you know that was funny / and there's two reasons why I felt I needed management / my art keeps me busy and my career is worth handlin'...
Track Name: Nuthin' Feels Better
Chorus
2x
Nuthin' feels better / than rocking with you / making a choice for love instead of logical moves / then hearing my kids / sunlight kissing my skin / and sleeping on my mama’s sofa again
Verse 1
Than the first time you saw her / or a tall drink of water when it's hot outside / and realizing that it's not our time / but we fought the good fight and we tried / and baby that’s alright / now fly and the first breath of air that you finally breath / breath deep and taste the fruits that’s lining the tree / you are who you been dying to be / and that’s a beautiful thing / in a world that seems caustic / trails can never be happy so long as wants got you boxed in / feelings never listed in the options / but you bought it / and you bought it for the feeling / and she held you for the feeling / fishing to find complete so the universe was reeled in / cold hearts turn thick leather to steel skin / loves inside the bottle not poured from the can / night beaches and the sand between ocean and man - we were LIVING!

Chorus
2x
Nuthin' feels better / than rocking with you / making a choice for love instead of logical moves / then hearing my kids / sunlight kissing my skin / and sleeping on my mama’s sofa again

Verse 2
Than giving your all / trying to fly risking a fall / finding a cause and getting involved / that first cool breeze at the beginning of fall / pressing rewind at the end of this song / and knowing / that you’re almost there / but you were always here the future only seems rare / you’ll never peel a pear and reveal the taste of apples / a castle could be a home and a home could be a vacuum / but wheres the heart / tell the truth and ask you / broken guarded tender and feeling fragile / smiles are like the rain in the spring of twenty-ten / in the kingdom of the son would they ever come again / no one knew the answer but believed it deep within / so believe for you and please for me / that you’re beautiful and everything you need to be / and you never needed a boat because you are the sea / You’re LIVING!

Chorus
2x
Nuthin' feels better / than rocking with you / making a choice for love instead of logical moves / then hearing my kids / sunlight kissing my skin / and sleeping on my mama’s sofa again

Verse 3
Then only now / Hindus and “Holy Cow”s / watching batman and robin and being an only child / finding soul cypher / ever since the village holds me down / watching vinyls spin round and round / amazed at the needle digging into the sound / making my mama proud and finishing new songs / and drinking milkshakes by sipping with two straws / andy cap fries an ice and juice box / kicking raps for me and watching them work for you / breaking through the chains of emotional servitude / I feel I’m a pioneer but I wasn’t the first to move / on my pilgrimage start and I finish it / heart start to tick again / with scars and blemishes / tasting infinite flavor its hard to reminisce / love war and pain are bound to happen again / but I’m living!
Track Name: The Bike Ride
Chorus
Blink Blink , third eye fast asleep heard my / muscles atrophy / and now my battered wings cant fly / crusty lashes hold eyes shut and dreams wont die / I had to lose touch to feel all right.
Bandaids balloons bubble gum and bikes big league chew baseball and fights / Band aids balloons bubble gum and fights big league chew baseball and fights.

Verse 1
I went for a bike ride to clear my mind / searching for something didn't know what I'd find / and how that red scwhinn would let me fly / looked up and I kissed the sky / trying embrace the day and not just let it go by / all work and no play were a terrible life / I didn't like that magazine so I couldn't subscribe

Chorus 2
Blink Blink , third eye fast asleep heard my / muscles atrophy / and now my battered wings cant fly / crusty lashes hold eyes shut and dreams wont die / I had to lose touch to feel all right.
Bandaids balloons bubble gum and bikes big league chew baseball and fights / Band aids balloons bubble gum and fights big league chew baseball and fights.

Verse 2
Gods among men even only for a moment / trying to fix your spirit but your spirit want broken / so maybe we're really gods and there trying to confuse us / in every single one lies the wisdom of Confucius / when you wake up in the morning and the body starts the movement / this is your universe go out and prove it / Zillas digits and Maschine pads the music / wake but your sleeping and the dreams now lucid.

Chorus 3
Blink Blink third eye fast asleep heard my / muscles atrophy / and now my battered wings cant fly / crusty lashes hold eyes shut and dreams wont die / I had to lose touch to feel all right.
Bandaids balloons bubble gum and bikes big league chew baseball and fights / Band aids balloons bubble gum and fights big league chew baseball and fights.

Verse 3
One, whys everybody so serious / two, don't they know we all die period / three, stop trying to seize the day and start stealing it / four don't pretend if you really ain't feeling it / five, visit Hyde and Zekes and here again / 6 drink tea or have a beer with friend / 7 if shes close enough than you should steal a kiss / 8 touch her heart and probably feel it skip.

Chorus 4
Blink Blink third eye fast asleep heard my / muscles atrophy / and now my battered wings cant fly / crusty lashes hold eyes shut and dreams wont die / I had to lose touch to feel all right.
Band-aids balloons bubble gum and bikes big league chew baseball and fights / Bandaids balloons bubble gum and fights big league chew baseball and fights.
Track Name: The Regatta Remix
Chorus
Full sail regatta / if you got it then you got it / if not then its not an option / most people settle never fulfilling their callin’ / spilling the milk and bawling / turning yellow and jaundice / penny loafers and pompous
2x
I’ll beat the brakes off and ape it the top of the eighth / and pull the spine out the swine in the top of the nine / and by the end of the game they’ll remember name / Mr.Saint at the gates been dangling chains

Verse 1
I never learned the meaning of quit / fully equipped / swinging them fists / never seen me in a grip / homie I rip / don’t think I’m rude because I’m speaking in spit / and breath flame til the ceiling is lit / speech game got ya team in a grip / never stop hella raw when I’m getting it on / emcee’s in the corner and they pleading the fifth / Tellah on bet it all man I’m ready to fall / emcees in the corner and they pleading the fifth / been poor been broke like most my life / I aint quite black and I aint quite white / I don’t speak Spanish so the spics don’t like me / they threw a bottle when I was kid just riding / on my bike outside excited / mama inside at night she fighting / and she’d holler and she'd scream / that and stomping were the sound of my dreams / so homie you don’t scare me not a little bit o' barely / ya sweeter than Ben n’ Jerry’s / ya needing a lil’ fairy dust to be fly / seed in a cemetery while I lust to be live / confused / Company move / a little bit of liquor got me feeling the mood / ready willing to prove the illest villain you knew / an see the name Saint Tellah wasn’t nothing to them / but I made a name spitting not sucking a dick / coming to grips ya girl nuttin to this / and if you wanna get it busy gotta couple of fists / and nothing to lose / so step inside the grinder and I’ll crumble ya crew / an it’s not like I’m the brightest but ya’ll bumbling fools - In this life you gotta hustle / tooth nails an knuckles / juke fail to fumble / two bells to rumble / in truth these fools is too frail and buckle / fuckin’ punks

Chorus
Full sail regatta / if you got it then you got it / if not then its not an option / most people settle never fulfilling their callin’ / spilling the milk and bawling / turning yellow and jaundice / penny loafers and pompous
2x
I’ll beat the brakes off and ape it the top of the eighth / and pull the spine out the swine in the top of the nine / and by the end of the game they’ll remember name / Mr.Saint at the gates been dangling chains

Verse 2
Going for mine / I ain’t pillaging schools / adrenaline fueled / the mission is you / the listeners who / deliver the oohs ahhs and the sinister views / gettin’ in tune / and steadily move / the heavenly muse / better me fool / never happen less you rappin’ and a referee too / Subaru move / G-Reddy to tune / a Mario Andretti when I get in the mood / putting the pedal to the metal never setting the cruise / its funny rappers only spittin’ while I’m ‘effing’ the booth / I know its questionable / you can’t wrestle the truth / I’m a bad man in a regular dude / so what you ready to brew / eleven dub an a deuce / it aint nothing muh-fucka when I’m ready to roost / already in the lead and I’m pressing the boost / on some hot rod vroom / knock knock who? / killing em soft when I’m a tick tock boom / quick draw dude / and the dick strong too / licking a shot you only spit raw juice / hitting the stars and I’m a lift off soon / big strong moose and a pissed off bull / add a little abuse and then you got yours true / you already had the pudding / here's a lot more proof / that I’m the goose get loose puke top shelf booze / and when I put my shit together then the cocktails smooth / I came to bring the pain / aim to please your dame / take your piece of steak / an make your beef fillet / illah, realer, and harder hitter The Saint / claiming that they rappin and not fulfillin' the name / claiming that their rappin for rockin' a grill and chain / I wish they’d fall asleep in traffic and crash on the interstate…

Chorus
Full sail regatta / if you got it then you got it / if not then its not an option / most people settle never fulfilling their callin’ / spilling the milk and bawling / turning yellow and jaundice / penny loafers and pompous
2x
I’ll beat the brakes off and ape it the top of the eighth / and pull the spine out the swine in the top of the nine / and by the end of the game they’ll remember name / Mr.Saint at the gates been dangling chains