And Now For Something Completely Awkward

by Itchy Richie and the Burnin' Sensations

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When is it my turn to cry? When is it my turn to cry? Everyone's still got their complaints Even though their life is fine People takin' to the streets Wavin' signs and shoutin' chants When will I say my piece? When is my turn to cry? The truth is everything is nuts Ain't nobody doin' well 'Cept the ones sittin' on up high But they're telling me I'm wrong Maybe I've seen this all wrong Maybe I've listened to a scam Bought in on a shoddy premise That all the wrongs are done to me While I still have my grievance All their pain is still the same When will we all get our day? When will it not be a fight? Nothing here has made much sense We can pass the blame, but that won't fix The lack of love for one another Why can't we give it a try? When can we all stop to sigh? When can we all stop to sigh?
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Bad ar t in the name of p ro test Is better than saying nothing at all Nothing at all We know our right from wrong Silence doesn ’ t do us much good Do us much good Fighting is healthy When all else fails Just do it with spirit And use your words Justice is needed Your voice only helps Choose wise the things you say Make peace, don ’ t make them feel less than they are Less than they are Slow down, keep composed Remember, we ’ re human after all After all Fighting is healthy When all else fails Just do it with spirit And use your words Justice is needed Your voice only helps Fighting is healthy When all else fails Just do it with spirit And use your words Just ice is needed Your voice only hel ps We need it for healing We need us all We need to be healthy A common goal We need to be working On a better life
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When it’s good it’s good/ when it’s bad it’s overboard/ whenever I leave the house/ she get overjoyed/ quick suspicions got me thinking it’s over boi/ but u drug me into this shit/opioid/ (you better be fuckin)all this ass around me/ better have a good reason cuz her ass astounding/ but the phone call died / ur text just lied/ so I really can’t seem to stand to have yo ass around me/ (you better be fuckin) u thottin I’m thottin/ a week ago when we met it wasn’t a problem /so baby gon have at it with the fake asthmatics/ booty gets an A plus but she not passing/ (hah)(you better be fuckin) got me saying omg was I missing something/ he better be face deep or grabbing tits or sum/ or have a mouth full cuz that pussy old news/hit the exit soon I’d would rather just out u/ (you better be fuckin) Well, U got some nerve tryna block it/ when just last night u was all in the cockpit/ I, got a suspicion that it just might end/ listening to friends but sayin that u not like them/ But u caught game like a good Tight end/ on ya insta fitness model with that nice tight end/ always gimme gimme /mad when I’m tight with my ends/ so slow that wifey talk cuz that’s on what ur title depends/ hey/ (U better be fuckin) Why even waste the time/ u done got so unsexy that my taste declined/ I don’t even wanna swipe/ my atm too charged/ but I’ll give up sum DIC when u OK tomorrow/ they can’t see me like tints though/ he gon make it to a lamb outta that benzo/ hope she make it to a gym/ she fuck like her limbs broke/ guess it’s ok now to let her go when she been gone/ but shit (u better be fuckin)
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2020 03:34
Try to stay sane But the world doesn't stop It's relentless as hell Ah ha But that's just the price we pay Stuck in a box Where we stare at the wall And we keep losing sleep Oh yeah It's hard to believe anyone's healthy I'm doing my best to keep it together Some days are slow, some keep flying by Keep my head down, this won't last forever Don't wanna sit back and watch it all burn to the ground
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Cut the game we know the jig is up Let's pretend we grew up long ago The rules we're taught on creativity They weren't wrong but they don't help you now Structures of Beauty No one knows the process yet Structures of Beauty No ignorance is counterfeit Strange to think that you know yourself But the truth is less than inches deep Be prepared for consequence That inner light's a blinding sight Don't be scared by what you find inside Structures of Beauty No one knows the process yet Structures of Beauty No ignorance is counterfeit Come outside and see it for yourself Restless lives bouncing to and fro No direction, no pretense Their freedom is their ignorance Pull the wool over your own eyes Structures of Beauty No one knows the process yet Structures of Beauty No ignorance is counterfeit Structures of Beauty No one knows the process yet Structures of Beauty No ignorance is counterfeit
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In a field of gentle sorrows By a sea of self-defeat I pull myself back shut Open to the wild winds My heart just fell asleep No more whispers in the end The more you don’t belong Is the more you feel yourself Even as the tides, they pass There’s nothing left to touch Forget your troubles now Drift on down out of frame The more you don’t belong Is the more you feel yourself Even as the tides, they pass There’s nothing left to touch Forget your troubles now Drift on down out of frame

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Why "awkward," you ask?

You into odd Police/Doors hybrids? Rammstein-esque industrial romps? Late 90s hip hop? When you put it all on the same album, awkward may just be the right for it. But it works.

Pulling from new songs and re-arrangements of prior works from former projects, Itchy Richie is teaming up with local DFW luminaries such as Sonny Listen, Daryel Sellers, and Jeff Zero to create a multifaceted soundscape of pop-infused tracks sure to satisfy the most eclectic of tastes. It's not for everyone, but there's something for everybody on this new album from Itchy Richie and the Burnin' Sensations.

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released April 30, 2021

Album cover photo by Laura Rose. Format by Itchy Richie.

Music and Lyrics by Itchy Richie except where noted.

Engineered and Produced by Itchy Richie at Studio Idle Idol, Fort Worth, TX.

Mixed by Itchy Richie and Mark Rinewalt. Mastered by Mark Rinewalt.

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Itchy Richie and the Burnin' Sensations is the solo project of DFW musician Richard Keller. Keller goes where the songs take him, drawing on pop, rock, and electronic influences.

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