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The fourth studio album by Kristoff Krane, out now on Crushkill Recordings.
www.facebook.com/kristoffkranemusic
www.kristoffkrane.com

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released 22 May 2012

All vocals by Kristoff Krane except where noted.
Produced by Jaq except Got High produced by Big Cats!

Mixed and mastered by Graham O'Brien: grahamobrien.com

Exhale Remix Credits:
Drums & Music by Graham O'Brien
Bass: Casey O'Brien
Guitars: Adam Svec & Robert Mulrennan

Crushkill Recordings: www.facebook.com/CrushkillRecordings

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KRISTOFF KRANE Minneapolis, Minnesota

Kristoff Krane is a Minneapolis based alternative rapper known for his erratic, stream-of-consciousness approach to writing, freestyling, and performing. In addition to his solo releases, Krane is a member of Prey for Paralysis with Sadistik and Graham O'Brien. He also fronted the Rhymesayers freestyle band Face Candy alongside friend and mentor Micheal "Eyedea" Larsen. ... more

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Track Name: Exhale
Fanfaronade: Exhale

Give me a thumbs up, or middle finger.
On a scale from one to ten,
I'm a good dad but better sister.
It's so hard for you to get the clue
Knowing your dream catcher
Will never catch the pitch you threw.
If you knew better you prepare for the worst
Either the worst gets the best of me,
or the rest of me gets better first.
It's all the same capillaries closes down,
Crushing veins, the blood could never make it out.

Catch the fairy with the feather in your cap,
You gon pay a pretty penny for that pleasure in your lap.
The cat purrs with the promise that acts
Like an actor who was always better in the past.
You got a chip on your shoulder, so it's cold
Could have jumped hot springs, but instead waited for winter snow...
So now we're both walking down the same road
In the same pair of shoes ready to get back home!

[Chorus]

Although the beauties all around me,
It's so easy to feel like I'm still drowning.
Hey, set sail for the shore now Dead nails[?]
Bet we could learn another lesson if we exhale! (x2)

King by design, peasant by mother nature
Old soul, trapped in a new age.
I try to save her with the message in my eyes
But by the time i finally entered
I was fooled by gold snakes,
Both gates opened up and tore me apart
As they throw their low blow from the high horse afar
Light shining through a December witch hunt
I tried to kiss karma, but my shin got kicked Uh
Try to keep em' alive, by flippin upside down
Kill em' with kindness, but usually get punked
So now I ask you to take a chance
Allow me to help you think,
Without trying to make dance.
And may we focus on the bigger picture
You always feel smaller, and the world it just gets bigger,
Now let that thought linger like a figure eight.
If you threw a middle finger, then I'm watching you disintegrate.
I know a lot of people came from the underground
but as they climbed up, their ego's got stuck up in the clouds
It's such a shame to see the ones you look up to
Fall in flames and now they're crawl with
Chains on their ankles, afraid to change,
and take an angle that would fit in the picture frame perfectly...

and it hurts me to see them go where the mass
goes brightest star in the sky turns into a black hole

[Chorus]

Although the beauties all around me,
It's so easy to feel like I'm still drowning.
Hey, set sail for the shore now Dead nails[?]
bet we could learn another lesson if we exhale! (x2)
Track Name: Kristoff Krane
Fanfaronade- Kristoff Krane

Hello..

Hello everybody name's Kristoff Krane,
Walk around the town with a pissed off brain.
Naw, not really, I ain't mean I'm nice.
I feed my machine kale beans and rice.
Used to find release in Jesus Christ,
Then I broke free, don't believe the hype.
The type to take a poop on the devil,
Please, do forgive me for stooping to your level!

If you dig, then scoop here's a shovel,
Either hit china or a dirty mud puddle.
Yeah, and there's only one light,
Stuck at the end of the tunnel, I really don't like.
Trying to put the pieces of the puzzle back together
Just to watch them all fall back all apart on my whole life!
Help, help, there's a knife in my back
Looking forward to the time I died to myself in the past.
To hell with the trash!
You only get to Heaven if you recycle the message!
So I, so I? I fell then I laughed,
Trapped in a well full of gas and antidepressants
My family genetics was left with a shred of evidence

That deadened the senses and affected the perception
It's only a matter of time before we clearly remember it
Slowly climbing a ladder to the sky of where forever lives.
Carborator stained cuz the driver let it idle
Passenger up in the back thinking about survival,
Someone take the reins before they take us to a Ohio
And pretend we're in Atlantis, and brand us with a smile.
The cameras are flashin now, I wanna pack my shit up
Move back to Kansas, now tap three times.

And hey, they say hip hop's changed
Why? cause you're listening the Kristoff Krane!
Someone once asked me if I sniffed cocaine
I took a deep breath and said ick, no way!
It's no worse than getting gold chains

Drivin to the club, trying to get more dames,
I rather get knocked out, backwards,
World flipped upside down yelling it's OK
To the actors and actresses who do just that, act,
You lack the passion it's about time to set it straight,
Cause you've been holding it wrong the whole time
Now it's all bent waiting for the right time to die
And I, I don't need to name no names
You know who you are and I hope you feel ashamed
I can tell that you don't feel happy when you smile
Cause the music that you makes like stealing candy from a child
See, I rather hear somebody talk about guns
If that's the life that they came from and
Something that they've actually done
While you sit and criticize, and talk about love in a
Manipulative manner like "Lifes about having fun."

I refuse to take pride in where I'm from
Cuz even if you're talking about Earth,
You're still forgetting about what's above, beyond,
Like a pawn whose been shoved right infront
Of a king in the ring with no gloves on
You got no guts, so how's your brain 'gon stomach it?
You're so afraid to innovate, you recreate what others did
Now I know why you won't give me props
Cause you think that I'm a threat to your pretty, pretty plot.
But it's all good were in the same pot,
And as the heat rises we'll see who makes it to the top.

Hello nobody name's Kristoff Krane
Walk around town with a pissed off brain
Not really I aint I mean I'm nice.
Feed your machine kale beans and rice!
If you try once and fail then try it twice
Eat a piece of ginger, ninja tonight

Walk across city scape, run into the woods,
Everything you though you did, but you never could.
Ay, hip hop's changed!
Play the guitar, Kristoff Krane!
Even if you can only play C, to F, to G, okay.
Hey, say this will work for now
Go pick flowers, by a dead cow
[shout outs]
Track Name: One Man Show (Feat. Crescent Moon)
Fanfaronade: One Man Show (Featuring Crescent Moon)

[Kristoff Krane]

I’ma go out on a limb
I’ma go out without skin,
I’ma dance in the blood red sunset
Confession sets in and make them all watch
Make them think twice about the one way march

Dead end. Filler. Gold plate on the out side
Fools rush in for a taste of the mountain side
Wind up in a hole with a mouth full of doubt and lies
Sign reads be sweet throat choke on your pride

[Crescent Moon verse]

Look (look) I'm (I'm) Shook (shook)
With the worst kinda shakes you can find in the book
Hook 'round to the wayside/ maybe I can stay 'live
One more minute till the light of the day dies down
How much deeper can you get? look around
Free fall in the abyss/ reminisce about times when it wasn't 'bout the cheddar
Just heads putting heads together to make the world better



Nows not the time for the one man show
If we all work together, then we won’t die alone
Nows not the time for the one man show
If we all work together, then we won’t die alone
Nows not the time for the one man show
If we all work together, then we won’t die alone
It’s a whole lot of feathers on the bird that we …
You can have your diamonds I’ma burn my coal.

[Kristoff Krane]

May the weak get stronger and the stronger get weak,
Feed this hunger, slaughter these teeth,
My heart beats meaning, your heart beats off beat,
Cost me a lot, thought is was suppose to come free.
Now it’s time to go home, wash up become clean
At least take a seat and put your head between your feet
I mean your tail between your legs.
I mean your head between your hands,
Set sail across the sea
Until you make it to the land.

[Crescent Moon verse]


And when you make it to the land you can get up out the boat 
Take a stand, dig bare feet into the sand
Look down at your hands, even if they're both empty
You have everything you need/ it's going according to plan
The tools that you were given 
Are enough to hunt for food, light the fire, make a living
And that's why I have sworn to protect this land to my death
Any foe any threat


Nows not the time for the one man show
If we all work together, then we won’t die alone
Nows not the time for the one man show
If we all work together, then we won’t die alone
Nows not the time for the one man show
If we all work together, then we won’t die alone
It’s a whole lot of feathers on the bird that we …
You can have your diamonds I’ma burn my coal.
Track Name: Always Be a Friend
Fanfaronade: Always Be A Friend

So now I'll go on writing songs and making friends
And try my hardest to be the best person I possibly can
You showed me how to look into myself and see the problem
And reminded me no matter who you are that we all got 'um
Now I think of you each time I stop to talk to someone I don't know
I can't get rid of you, I can't let go of something I can't hold
I miss having the option to call you when I'm feeling down
You always found a way to listen 'til you felt me through the phone
Now I walk around acting like I've learned to deal with it
When I just want to sit with this so I can feel how real it is
I don't want to let you down
I hope I'm making you proud
You taught me how to be myself but right now I just don't know how
Can't seem to figure out exactly what I'm supposed to do
Sometimes I cry until I can't
Sometimes I laugh until I'm blue
It's like you lived til you learned what it feels like to be dead
And then you died so you could finally feel alive again

[Hook]

You will always be my friend
Forever ever be my friend
This is just a new beginning
Time will see us through again
'Til the end, 'til it ends
You will always be my friend
This is just a new beginning
Time will see us through again. (2x)

I find myself between feeling bad for what I lost
And feeling grateful for the privilege of knowing you for so long
"Kill The King" You told me, I asked you what it meant
You said it means to feel with all your heart and die in your head
So now I try but haven't figured out how to accept
That I won't ever get to see you again until I'm dead.

Remember on the plane flying home from out west,
How we made a friendly bet of who could sell more CD's to our fans.
You loved that game,And so did I...
Even though I always knew you that would win every night without trying.
Now I'm faced with that meat I can't bite through,
I ask myself the question "I wonder what would Mike do"
But I know what you would do,
You'd take your time and think it through
And if it didn't come to you, you'd walk away and keep your cool,
But even though the memories are blowing in the wind
Just know no matter what, You'll always have me as a friend.

[Hook]
You will always be my friend
Forever ever be my friend
This is just a new beginning
Time will see us through again
'Til the end, 'til it ends
You will always be my friend
This is just a new beginning
Time will see us through again. (2x)
Track Name: Becoming Great
Fanfaronade: Becoming Great


Something needs to happen quick before I stop rapping
And become an activist, for human rights
You know I'll practice it, my passion
Says keep on going, bank account, get a job
Friends tell me I’m something special
Head says most people are wrong
If you don’t buy my records it’s truly no problem but
When you ask me when the next show is and
Say you'll come, you better come
Cause I remember every time someone says that they care
Most of them don’t follow through
And if they do I see them there
I like to greet them with both eyes alined with theirs
And break the common misconception that
I'm any further up the stairs
A heavy burden likes to rest inside my lower back
For every person whom I've hurt without my knowing that
The point I focus on the corners of Pandora's box
Collapse and leave me with no other choice like there's no going back.
I know I got enough support to stay afloat
But what’s the use, when you can’t afford to make the payments on the boat

[Chorus]

I’m hoping that there’s no other way
I’m so aware I might fall awake
No one cares about my hall of fame
I’m so scared of becoming great (2x)

Now I often ask myself what Im truly accomplishing
I jump into conclusion, and climb in the time bomb machine
I travel to the roots gather until inside of me
A tiny little mustard seed begins expanding silently

The whisper keeps me well distracted walking down the street
Winter in the norths enough to kill the life outside of me
I gotta learn to stop but without giving up or in.
Too much is never enough when it comes to opening
The doors to my perception are closed
The wars a metaphor for imperfection
As the ghost of past souls march around,
The caterpillar and clap for it as it wraps things within itself, around itself
Knowing it's time to expose what it knows for sure it that
Which it always was was never hole.
Just part heart part skull in clothes
Temporarily out of order, but so soon in control You know.
Soon in control you know, so soon in control you know.
Soon in control, you know, you know, you know.

[Chorus]
I’m hoping that there’s no other way
I’m so aware I might fall awake
No one cares about my hall of fame
I’m so scared of becoming great (2x)
Track Name: Birthday Song
Fanfaronade: Birthday Song

Happy birthday to me!
Happy birthday to me!
Happy birthday to me!

Now I spent all this time setting up picnic tables prayin' for sun shine,
But you never showed up. Nope Nah.
You never bothered to come mine,
I heard through the grape vine
You and yours showed up to Rich's party,yeah
He probably had the top notch wine,
And a lot more to offer like cream with the coffee but,
I would cordially like to say...
I didn't need you here anyway...
But I wish you would've gave me the heads up,
That's the least you could've done.
I'm through with the waitin' around,
I'll enjoy my special day with the face of a clown...
but for now I'll been pacing around,
Tryin' to act like my feelings aren't hurt,
Jerk.

Happy birthday to me!
Happy birthday to me!
Happy birthday to me, me!

It's my party and I'll cry if I want to


Pin the tail on the donkey
Compare a whale to a monkey
A snail to a bumble bee, it hails when it's sunny
Jail for a junky let's sail out the country
Lets play spin the battle if I don't blow the out the last candle.
May I fail tomorrow?
May I borrow your plan for success
Confess, undress this sunsets hallow,

And if you only knew what I put in my food and what it do for you
If you took the time to chew on it
But no let's be honest
You'd rather choke on bones and consume whats so
Difficult to swallow and the minute that you follow
Is the second that I'll stop in my tracks and
Re-examine what path leads to true freedom
Little kid looks back at them and says
"I don't need 'em."

Happy birthday to me!
Happy birthday to me!
Happy birthday to me!

It's my party and I'll cry if I want to.
Track Name: Worm
Fanfaronade: Worm

[Chorus]

Fresh is the worm in the bread
Fresh is the worm in the bread
There’s a worm in my bottle of tequila
Now mama says that I’m dead
Fresh is the worm in my head
Fresh is the worm in my head
There’s a worm in my bottle of Kombucha
Mama says that I’m dead

Dead, what a big word
For such a little kid
Yeah you got big nerves
But all it takes is a little pinch
You turn throw the pitch
I swing, learn to miss
Forgive me for singing out of tune
And striving for something I’ll probably never get
But I will never lose no,
Cause I run the race in someone else’s shoes slow
I like feelin' new, and if you don’t like me
I’m probably not for you
I like feelin' new, and if you don’t like me
I’m probably not for you, oh
I like feel new, and if you don’t like me
Fuck you!

And I don’t got much but I got good friends
Food in the fridge and a cozy bed.
Yeah your intelligence is free,
But your development is arrested,
And you’re flying.
You look so happy dying,
Man, you got the whole family crying,
Spreadin lies around town like a dandelion,
Say go, go get 'em tiger,
Trying to smell your roses,
But I’m so sick and tired

I should probably be building my machine
But I’m too busy tryin ta figure out who clipped the wires
And the reason that I do this
To help a few people get re-inspired
Fresh, not to prove that I’m higher
No sticks and stones add fuel to my fire.

[Chorus]

Fresh is the worm in the bread
Fresh is the worm in the bread
There’s a worm in my bottle of tequila
Now mama says that I’m dead
Fresh is the worm in my head
Fresh is the worm in my head
There’s a worm in my bottle of Kombucha
Mama says that I’m dead

Fresh (4x)

That fresh is the worm in the bread
Fresh is the worm in my head
There’s a worm in my bottle of Kombucha
And, uh, mama says that I’m dead.

Young boy, you act like you own the world
You don’t even know how to know the world
You tryna shape and mold the world
But you're too afraid to get close and hold the world
And so you sold the world
Yeah you sold a world for a poster girl
And now you're cold with chills
But the poster girl you bought holds the pills

And I work so hard to make the ends meat
Started up a chicken farm, the town eats red meat
A shrink, that I don’t need,
I know why I make art, to change the way the people think.
An eye to eye, an I can relate
You’re so wise when you’re awake
I wake up early and go to bed late
Fly like a birdie and lie like a snake

And they act so hard trying to act like the sweethearts
Till you get close enough to pick up the teeth marks
Mom says be smart, get as deep as you can get
Until you can’t and depart
Ya, I gotta deep heart
You got time to shine
And it will be dark
I wonder what we’ll find alive inside.

[Chorus]
Fresh is the worm in the bread
Fresh is the worm in the bread
There’s a worm in my bottle of tequila
Now mama says that I’m dead
Fresh is the worm in my head
Fresh is the worm in my head
There’s a worm in my bottle of Kombucha
Mama says that I’m dead
Track Name: Mouth of the Beast (Feat. Ceschi)
Fanfaronade: Mouth Of The Beast (Featuring Ceschi)


[hook]

And I’ve lived in the mouth of the beast like
We fight to survive in these heights
These nights it seems like to recite
What we write just seems trite,
I need light I need light (2x)

[Ceschi Verse]

All that I want to do is rewrite 
every single moment of that day so it's precise
and any obstacle in my way doesn't decide
what will become of me 
cumbersome comedy life
i need light
to be able to see more clearly
to give me hope again while I'm certainly fearing
the consequences of stupid actions I barely
had any power over 
now it's over 
and I'm just searching for four leaf clovers
it's dark and dreary 
and the mud up to my knees is pulling me under
i'll be suffocating soon and there is no other
way for me to fighting through the bitter tundra
i'll run but 
my legs will fail me 
if I don't get to this finish line in a hurry
watching magnificent towers tumbling around me
but i will fight for every breath before I drown
see - I'm drowning. 

[Kristoff Krane]

When there is something in my way
I must make sure that I acknowledge it
If you focus on the taste
I promise you that I will swallow it.
Of all the people on the chase I lead the way
I will not follow them
There is no finish to this race
I pace myself and remain positive
See the least that I can do is keep a secret clean between
My teeth
Just like the piece of meat you chew
Who knew that you’d completely free
The grief inside the machine with good faith
So she could feel you ok
The reason we all bleed is the same reason we’re still free to play
(free to play)
And as the sun shines down upon the beast we made,
I will try my best to figure out how to sleep awake
And keep away from the thieves in the night
Who feed off our dreams like the fiends with their pipes
I’m just another human being with a knife
Trying to carve a niche to hide inside
And feel alive before I die
Lay me down and cut the doubt from outside of me
You best believe the mountains moving
Now you cannot lie to me

(lie to me) (3x)

[hook]
And I’ve lived in the mouth of the beast like
We fight to survive in these heights
These nights it seems like to recite
What we write just seems trite, I need light
I need light (2x)
Track Name: Got High (produced by Big Cats!)
Fanfaronade: Got High

[hook]

I coulda got down but instead I got high
Chasin’ the dragonflies
Now
My angel cries out loud
Falling forward face first in a mud puddle


Reflecting what’s inside
Sun above me the the whole time
Life’s a puzzle-
That’s a lie.
It’s a test
I hope you don't pass out

It started with a little line and grew into a mound
He crushed a couple pills
And reassured me with a big smile
Handin’ me the straw
Promised me I’d climb over the hill
But never mentioned nothin’ bout the hole
You drown in underground
I found myself minutes later at the kitchen sink
On an elevator sick
Praying for the missing link
But before I had the time to stop and think
The pills already hit my brain and
Damn, I was feelin’ great
Better than I ever felt
Pleasure is a leather belt
Never mind the path to heaven winds
Directly through Hell
I finally feel like I no longer need the help
Stronger than I ever felt
(Stronger than I ever felt)

Stomach tied in knots
I started nodding off
All my close friends gathered round and tried to pry and prod
I wondered if I’m wrong
Feeling like I lied to God
Now their tryin’ to call my mom
Maybe it’s time to stop.


I coulda got down but instead I got high
Chasin’ the dragonflies
Now my angel cries
Out loud
Falling forward facefirst in a mud puddle
Reflecting what’s inside
sun above me the the whole time
Life’s a puzzle-
That’s a lie.
It’s a test
I hope you don't pass..out.

Life is too short for
Long nights and sleepy afternoons,
Plus I gotta little one at home
Who wants his Daddy back.
He’s learnin’ how to walk
But hopefully not
In his Daddy’s shoes
In his Daddy’s tracks.
They never told me about the power
Of the drug
Just how to do it, circle of influence was corrupt
They showed me how to fuck
Because nobody ever showed them how to make love
(make love)
Now that I’m done there’s a hole
I feel I can’t fill
It’s as if my whole life’s story
Was crushed up in that pill
The first one probably should have been the last,
Or never been the first
That lead to smoking Fentanyl patches
It didn’t sink in
Until I had to bury him
Walkin’ home from his grave with both eyes starin’ in
(staring in)

He was gonna marry her
(marry her)

And now she’s doing it again. (7x)

I coulda got down but instead I got high
Chasin’ the dragonflies
Now my angel cries
Out loud
Falling forward facefirst in a mud puddle


Reflecting what’s inside
sun above me the the whole time
Life’s a puzzle-
That’s a lie.
It’s a test
I hope you don't pass..out.

“This way seems to hold hope for a better future”
“For more real satisfaction”
Track Name: Parachute (Feat. Illogic)
Fanfaronade: Parachute (Featuring Illogic)

[Illogic verse]

Free falling no parachute
we keep ballin while cloudy eyes dehydrate
up to our necks in what’s left of life to execute
we keep stallin no progressing the primate
Satisfied with the destitute with last breath accept no substitute
Cash checks in sleep walking cocoon
Hug children with no passion cause you auctioned off the best of you
Highest bidder demeanor constant
Time continues to run out your running in your office
Memos and meetings and a yearn for assign seating
While demeaning and dream draining completes your coffin
Lost in parking space
Too often guarding our hearts while cultivation of our garden of hopes suffocates
It only takes a promotion A premonition of escape the cycle
but we lose patients tired of waiting so we embrace the cycle
Riding the miracle round, but there’s miracles around you if eyes wide
Most coast blind folded by choice no voice to raise ruckus
Cause silence is golden kill joy ride rollin 
Laughter is best medicine but pharmacy’s closed
Disaster seem heaven sent cause your smile overdosed
You know happiness is right there if you can just wake from this nightmare


[Kristoff Krane]

And by the time that I was five
They started asking me
What I was gonna be
When I get older
For the rest of my whole life
Light a candle like a child
Hold that fire in your eyes
Like you never knew
It meant so much to be alone
And cry

And there’s nothing more to lose
Unless there’s something more to hide
I mean there’s nothing more to prove
Unless there’s something to define
I knew I shouldn’t have listened to
Doctor not clean
They fed me pre-determined paths to freedom
Now I’m not free.

I mean I’m not me
When I look into the mirror
And so I copy people
Who appear to be secure
The problem is we’re all dirty, baby
Elephants chained to our masters
Slave to fake skeleton
Keys to the kingdom are right in my hand
But I’d rather feel the struggle
Till I know that I can.
So I throw ‘em back in
Sit by the stream and watch the sun set
And remind myself what it means
To achieve success.

It’s the one test
That makes you sacrifice your comfort
If you find it when it’s gray
Then you will pass with flying colors
I always wondered what it looks like
If there were no money
And the people in my book
Were on their feet and never hungry
But when I turn the page
There’s a picture of a snake
Responsible for murdering the vision I’m attached to
Adam and Eve had a dream under the family tree
But traded it one day
In exchange for the rotten apple

And the sign reads have a nice day
Regardless of the path I take
Regardless of the word you’re in,
Or the lens you use,
To make sense of each past mistake
(each breath is priceless) (2x)
Track Name: Hands Up (Feat. Mike Schank)
Fanfaronade: Hands Up (Featuring Mike Schank of Sector 7G)

[Mike Schank verse]

[Kristoff Krane verse]

You’re a clean slate
Me I’m faulty wiring
Ditch the meat plate
Say hello to multi-vitamin
Live for today
Because tomorrow’s never promised friend
Lips disengaged
While we sit and watch the bottle spin
Pick around the scab
Without obsessing on the edges
You’ve learned how to act
But lack an honest presence
Fuckers got the map
But lack sense of direction
Now the path is full of litter
And the rats are on the rise

Yeah
You think the curse is in disguise
That size matters
Not in my book
Or by my chapter
Or by the light my eyes channel
By the time we analyze
The patterns of fireflies
Will bring alive atlas
Center in on a spine and remember
The cause for the crime is forever
Center in on a spine and remember
That God lives in all of us forever

For better or worse
Or for-
What it's worth
My feathers are burned
And the weather here on Earth
Is changing temperature
So drastically
Paint a better picture of it
Like it’s your last masterpiece
But you’re never high enough
When you’re climbing outta love
And so the dirt you cover up
Becomes a diamond in the rough
Perhaps Im cowardice
And contradictive in my efforts
When it comes to blowing whistles
At such ominous endeavors
You too soon will lose consciousness forever
When you snooze you lose
Clues once obvious now never
The market is set
*set*
You know what they want
*want*

But you don’t know you
So you pose and you flaunt
With the clothes that you’ve got
over the bones
You lure ‘em in
And convince the fish they should swim
In the pond that you swim

Away from the mainstream
So they hop in your vessel
Come up to your level
And settle for the accessible
Meanwhile the ice age is frozen
And the higher-brained artists
Are floatin’ in the ocean
Trying to reconnect with rain

I just wanna bounce your big heads off
An invisible wall
And throw you in a pig pen till you get sick
And finally evolve some wings

Uh
Now pull your pants up
Quit acting like a boy,
Boy man up!
Uh
Yeah, you gotta fan club
And now you’re panning to the camera
In hand cuffs!
Hands up!
Uh
Now pull your pants up
Quite acting like a boy,
Boy man up!
Uh
Yeah, you gotta fan club
And now you’re panning to the camera
In hand cuffs!
Hands up!


News reporters voice says:

“It’s jerks like that that end up as supervisors…”
Track Name: Infectious (Feat. Buck 65)
Fanfaronade: Infectious (Featuring Buck 65)

[Kristoff Krane verse]

In with the new me
Out with the old me
Before you say you knew me
You should get to know me
Hold me in the palm of your hand
Watch me flow between your fingers
Like a river through the land
Snakes slither in the sand
You told me who I was
In hopes that I'd become
What you wanted me to be
But I know who I am
And I know what I've done
So the brackets you've assigned get bent, gone free at
No charge if you pay attention to the blood around the scar
That spells out imperfection and
Don't think that your shit don't stink
You're barely afloat and your ship's gonna sink
Not that I want you to drown (drown)
But you've been talking to the clouds too much
Claiming you can walk across the sea
But you're not grounded enough to get aroused when we touch
Teeth to the sky
Baby don't cry
If you remain silent
Mama's gonna be
What she set out to be before she dies
The sun will sleep deep inside the peace
Behind her eyes
You better learn how to invest in
A message that sparks interest (interest)
Because enless a connection is made
Theres no need to pump anymore fuel into your engine.

[[hook]]

This is infectious
This is the moment that you twisted
You wouldn't let it unwind itself
So it fell into a vicious cycle
(cycle)
Apply the pressure on the cut
The prisoner's made up their minds
They make their own bed and lay forever in the mud.

[Buck 65 verse]

[[hook]]
This is infectious
This is the moment that you twist it
You wouldn't let it unwind itself
So it fell into a vicious cycle
(cycle)
Apply the pressure on the cut
The prisoner's made up their minds
They make their own bed and lay forever in the mud.
Track Name: White Whale (Feat. Joe Horton)
Fanfaronade: White Whale (Featuring Joe Horton of No Bird Sing)

[Joe Horton verse]

[[hook]]

Tattoo the white whale
Across my backside
Only bit once
But it's enough to keep me alive
Tattoo the white whale
Across my backside
If I live to see the next sun
It's because he died

[Kristoff Krane verse]

I'm talking sacred as the night
That laid my body on the stone slab
Made me choose between whether
I'm staying here
Or going back
Ringing in my ear drums
Running out of breath
Reason disappears
Spirit rising from my chest
Poking at my face
Making it quite clear
There's always blood to sacrifice
In places they don't fight fair
Suit yourself soldier
Training camp is almost done
Now finish washing up your brain
Grab the remote and load your gun

I refuse to refill a prescription I don't need
Or fulfill the duties of some shoes I don't fit in
The old me's addicted
To the new world order
But the new me's withdrawing
From the old world vision
Plug the flood
From the perspective of a rain drop
Hung to dry, dead by a thread
Coming out our clothes
It's evident we aren't cut from the same cloth
learning how to cope with chaos and we're getting' close

[[hook]]

Tattoo the white whale
Across my backside
Only bit once
But it's enough to keep me alive
Tattoo the white whale
Across my backside
If I live to see the next sun
It's because he died
Track Name: Wild West (Feat. Sage Francis & Sadistik)
Fanfaronade: Wild West (Featuring Sage Francis and Sadistik)


[Sage Francis verse]

How dare you interrupt the monkey man doing his funny dance.
You ain't a fucking fan and you ain't from my fam.
Summer of the son of son of Sam.
Your grandkids are treadmill working. Modern day Running Man.
You're from the scum of the land.
You are the sum of a number you will never understand.
"Don't fall for that! It's such a scam."
I bet 100 grand I could touch you…
like "boop!" Ooooh, reconstruct you.
Undead Kennedys. Some wed their enemies,
Just for the fashion of it with some blood red accessories.
That will not match your pillbox hat. Let it be.
Got a magic bullet theory that'll blow your mind. Literally.
I'm fin to blow. Kick in the do', begin to killing.
Each and every single one of the indigo children
must not be taller than this sign here.
If they be any taller, then sign here.
If you need any water it's right here.
Come get a little from the middlemen in white gear.
We don't all bleed red.
I've seen tar black sludge pouring out the back of a fiend's head.
Blue blooded American too stuck up with arrogance
to notice the mules fucking the elephants.
True revolution is intelligence.
This ain't the motherfucking wild, wild west.

[Kristoff Krane]

My apologies for synthesizing intuition
I swear to God it wasn't my fault but I'll still fix it.
I wish no harm upon another like it's euthanasia
Only in love will we rediscover human nature
I'm feeling sick please somebody please bring me a cup of milk
I want the kind I seen up on the sign while on my way to work
A couple pills will probably do the trick
Ha Dad? .

(Naw) (5x)
Naw, fuck that.

I want a proper breath pulled from my diaphragm
To calm my ancient organs and awake the ancient eye within
Leviathan has been raised from the dead
If you look into your head, it's evident in the environment

Let the tires spin, eyes roll, burn rubber holes into the o-zone
Clones who never knew their mother
Fighter on demand, supplies is slowly needy weening
Completely shy of any chance to find some peaceful meaning
Now dance you dirty little puppet show
Destiny defined just like the bullet in the gun you hold

Now hit the mark finish what you start
Go to the market get some seeds to plant a garden in your yard
Get off your ass and get a house
Get a bank account, a little baby and a spouse,
Get a job, get a dog, get a bone
Die fast, live slow,
Feel alone.
High class.

[Sadistik verse]
Track Name: Feeler Felt
Fanfaronade: Feeler Felt

If I'm just learnin' how to die
What's the use of tryna' live
With religion on my mind
And some clothes over my skin
Dinner on my plate and a roof over my head
When the family down the hill doesn't even have a fridge

Ever since I was a kid I had a problem with the fact that
I had a mom and dad who were supportive in their actions
They never told me who I was
So I found out who I am

Never told me what I had to be
And so I had a chance.
To take a couple stabs
Picked a couple scabs
Ripped a couple masks off and
Skipped a couple rocks
Across an ocean that expands
Further than the eye can see
If there's no "I" in Free
Than the blind man is me.

Please, meet me in the middle class family
No need for sympathy no need for examining.
Eh, that is if you're into overlookin' the fact
That every human has issues. (issues)

[[hook]]

No matter what the dealer dealt.
You can never minimize how the other feeler felt.
It's like I thought so much about what other people had
That I forgot myself
How to be gracious for what I have.
That's what happens when survival needs are more than met
And your role models warn you bout the world you're in
You start thinking about the race that you're racin' in
Who you're runnin' with and exactly what you're up against.

And I've always been the type to take a walk with someone else's shoes
Take off runnin' but suddenly don't know what to do.
It's like the ground that was once under me
Is now right in front of me
And there's somethin' that I've been called to do.
All directions on the path leads straight to hell
When I pass all my possessions are passed to someone else.

What's the use of tryna' to change somebody else?
When I got a trillion cells that are all yellin' for help (help)
Should I turn to the touch-screen ugly?
Or confess, come clean and touch reality.
And if I really come down and touch reality
Is it just real for part of me or real for all of me?

And if time really does heal wounds
Than may we all die way too soon...
Cave men sees straight through these rules
But can't explain the tools he uses.

[[hook]]

No matter what the dealer dealt.
You can never minimize how the other feeler felt.
It's like I thought so much about what other people had
That I forgot myself
How to be gracious for what I have.
That's what happens when survival needs are more than met
And your role models warn you out the world you're in
You start thinking about the race that you're racin' in
Who you're runnin' with and exactly what you're up against.
Track Name: Exhale [Graham O'Brien Remix]
Fanfaronade: Exhale

Give me a thumbs up, or middle finger.
On a scale from one to ten,
I'm a good dad but better sister.
It's so hard for you to get the clue
Knowing your dream catcher
Will never catch the pitch you threw.
If you knew better you prepare for the worst
Either the worst gets the best of me,
or the rest of me gets better first.
It's all the same capillaries closes down,
Crushing veins, the blood could never make it out.

Catch the fairy with the feather in your cap,
You gon pay a pretty penny for that pleasure in your lap.
The cat purrs with the promise that acts
Like an actor who was always better in the past.
You got a chip on your shoulder, so it's cold
Could have jumped hot springs, but instead waited for winter snow...
So now we're both walking down the same road
In the same pair of shoes ready to get back home!

[Chorus]

Although the beauties all around me,
It's so easy to feel like I'm still drowning.
Hey, set sail for the shore now Dead nails[?]
Bet we could learn another lesson if we exhale! (x2)

King by design, peasant by mother nature
Old soul, trapped in a new age.
I try to save her with the message in my eyes
But by the time i finally entered
I was fooled by gold snakes,
Both gates opened up and tore me apart
As they throw their low blow from the high horse afar
Light shining through a December witch hunt
I tried to kiss karma, but my shin got kicked Uh
Try to keep em' alive, by flippin upside down
Kill em' with kindness, but usually get punked
So now I ask you to take a chance
Allow me to help you think,
Without trying to make dance.
And may we focus on the bigger picture
You always feel smaller, and the world it just gets bigger,
Now let that thought linger like a figure eight.
If you threw a middle finger, then I'm watching you disintegrate.
I know a lot of people came from the underground
but as they climbed up, their ego's got stuck up in the clouds
It's such a shame to see the ones you look up to
Fall in flames and now they're crawl with
Chains on their ankles, afraid to change,
and take an angle that would fit in the picture frame perfectly...

and it hurts me to see them go where the mass
goes brightest star in the sky turns into a black hole

[Chorus]

Although the beauties all around me,
It's so easy to feel like I'm still drowning.
Hey, set sail for the shore now Dead nails[?]
bet we could learn another lesson if we exhale! (x2)