SUB GROOVE

SHADES OFF 



Amplified

Whisper to me what you want me to do, to bring you closer,
Starting something where I'm sure, you will get your way,
This game is new and I do not want to lose, I want to win you over,
If I break the rules, I know you'll show me how to play, yes?

You think you know me, what I will and won't do, to make you turn to butter,
But I've never ever felt quite as strong this way, 
You want hero, you want a man on the move, you want a knight in armor,
Before you choose you might want to check my resume, yeah!

So stand up,
Put your hands up,
Stand up, put your hands up, gonna wind you up and let you know...

Baby you're amplified, you turn up the night,
I'm feeling electrified, every time I'm nearby,
Me I'm qualified, I'll shout it from every hillside,
Cuz Baby you're amplified, I wanna be on the inside.

So stand up,
Put your hands up,
Stand up, put your hands up, gonna wind you up and let you know....

Baby you're amplified, you turn up the night,
I'm feeling electrified, every time I'm nearby,
Me I'm qualified, I'll shout it from every hillside,
Cuz Baby you're amplified, I wanna be on the inside.

 
LOL

ONE- Never judge a book by its cover,
Or think someone’s “THE ONE” because they’re your lover.

Everything that glitters ain’t gold,
To the devil don’t sell your soul,
Keep it in control and take it step by step...step by step.

TWO-Take the time to get on your knees and pray,
Share a smile with a new person, every single day.

Sticks and stones will break your bones,
And people, they won’t leave you alone,
The words they speak may leave you torn,
Keep your head up, you gotta be strong!
Keep pressin’ on, keep pressin’ on, keep pressin’ on
And take it step by step…step by step.

Climbin’ up the ladder, the ladder of LIFE,
You need a little love to make it turn out alright.
Granny, she gave me the tools – to know wrong from right
Climbin’ up the ladder, y’all, the ladder of life.
Keep pressin’ on, keep pressin’ on, keep pressin’ on
And take it step by step…step by step.

THREE- If you got a “beef” won’t you let it ride?
Life’s too short holding on to all that anger, tearin’ you all inside.

Remember your family name, since you surely do share the same,
Do the best to make ‘em proud (and oh yeah…Laugh Out Loud!)
Keep pressin’ on, keep pressin’ on, keep pressin’ on
And take it step by step…step by step.

Climbin’ up the ladder, the ladder of LIFE,
You need a little love to make it turn out alright.
Granny, she gave me the tools – to know wrong from right
Climbin’ up the ladder, y’all, the ladder of life.
Keep pressin’ on, keep pressin’ on, keep pressin’ on
And take it step by step…step by step.


Dancing on the Moon

Sexy lady, looks like the party’s over,
But I was thinkin’ to myself, “Maybe we could get something to eat, at least…”

If you’d accompany me, we could take my car,
Take a trip up to heaven, right amongst the stars!

But we gotta go baby, we gotta leave baby real soon.


Dancing on the moon (take my hand, I know you feel it too)
Dancing on the moon (I just want to spend this night with you)
Dancing on the moon (come on baby, you know its true)
We could be, dancing on the moon.

Hey sexy lady, I hate for this night to end,
‘cause I’m enjoying my new friend (and that’s you)
And I hope we can do it again.

I know that you don’t want to go, ‘cause you’re taking your time, and moving real slow.

I hope that we baby, I hope that we can do it real soon.

Dancing on the moon (take my hand, I know you feel it too)
Dancing on the moon (I just want to spend this night with you)
Dancing on the moon (come on baby, you know its true)
We could be, dancing on the moon.

Sexy lady, looks like the party’s over,
But I was thinkin’ to myself, “Maybe we could get something to eat, at least…”
 
If you’d accompany me, we could take my car,
Take a trip up to heaven, right amongst the stars!
But we gotta go baby, we gotta leave baby real soon.

Dancing on the moon (take my hand, I know you feel it too)
Dancing on the moon (I just want to spend this night with you)
Dancing on the moon (come on baby, you know its true)
We could be, dancing on the moon.


Cookin’ Sugar

Got a funky situation,
She wants to move to the beat of the city,
She's wants to tune a new station.

She wants to party on the dancefloor,
She wants me - to dress up nice,
I'm a slip hip commodore.

We're on the move, in the city,
Cookin' sugar with a flash-in-the-pan, 
I'm down with it....

She's got the moves, so pretty,
Makes me feel like a passionate man,
No limits.

I make a spin and a shoulder drop,
She does a turn with a roll of her eyes,
Bowled over by a powerball.

She's so got my attention,
What we gonna do with the rest of the night?
Free-flowing like a waterfall.

We're on the move, in the city,
Cookin' sugar with a flash-in-the-pan, 
I'm down with it....

She's got the moves, so pretty,
How I feel with a touch of her hand,
No limits.

I wanna play with your backstreet boogie...
  
We're on the move, in the city,
Cookin' sugar with a flash-in-the-pan, 
I'm down with it....

She's got the moves, so pretty,
Makes me feel like a passionate man,
No limits.

I wanna play with your backstreet boogie. 

  

 

 



Checkmate

 Wanna think straight, maybe meditate,
got to tell my Cinderella its about fate,

I've done a lot of things, and maybe pulled some strings,
bending backwards just to try to make her bell ring.

Time is not free, and for the life of me,
now it’s time to be elected from a nominee.

I want to syncopate and try to navigate,
just need a signal and you’ll show me how to operate.

Its all I want to do, its all I want to do,
Please me – please you.

So how about it babe? cut the red tape,
We’re in our prime and its time to stroll the landscape.

Its how we twist together, its what we do for pleasure,
in the now and for the then and forward to forever.

Its all I want to do, its all I want to do,
pleasin’ me - pleasin’ you.

 
Poquito Latina

Senorita, where's the fire?
You want to be a bird on a wire?
Come to see me, or just close by,
nothing's easy, until you try.

Are you alone? Is she alone? I've got to know.

A smile so briefly, you catch my eyes,
I'm completely preoccupied.
Dancing with me, all excite, 
don't let this be for just one night.

The feelings there, it's always there, always there,

So Let Go, Just Let Go,
the rhythm, creates the flow,
Let Go, oh Let's go,
you're really the only show.

Let Go, Just Let Go,
love's beginning episode,
Let Go, oh Let's go,
I want you to be there, down the road.

 
Other Side of the World

Pack your bags, c’mon lets go,
Take a trip across the sky.
A380 Singapore,
that’s the one I chose to fly.

Biggie said it best – eat’n all those clams and mussels,
Frankfurt, Spangdahlem and Luxembourg,
All the way up to Brussels.

Europe, other side of the world,
the world, side of the world.

Here it was just like a dream,
average age a little more than seventeen.
As we stood checkin’ out the scene,
James Brown STILL making ‘em scream!

Gyrating boys and girls on the other side of the world,
Gyrating boys and girls on the other side of the world.

Europe, other side of the world,
Europe, other side of the world,
the world, side of the world.

Want to give a shout out, to my boy in Harlem Los.
To Jay, Sarah and the fam, for being the perfect host.
If Los said Chuckie, “What’s good baby? Tell me what you heard!”
I’d say, “A little bird inside my head saying, the other side of the world.”

Europe, other side of the …
Europe, Europe,
Europe, other side of the ….
Other side of the world.

 
Shades Off

Another Trayvon killed again,
I don't need to tell you why (it's the color of his skin).
She works so hard to sustain reality,
two kids and a husband still living in poverty.

Hey World?! 
Open up your eyes!
And take your Shades OFF!
My world, Stevie (Wonder) its such a pity,
(Here we are still) Livin' in the City,
(Oh yeah) Livin' in the City.

Tick-tock time flies, another crisis,
Ebola spreading, Global Warming, rise of ISIS.
Half the world's wildlife - gone in four decades,
I play the cards but, Power holds the Spades.

Hey World?! 
Open up your eyes!
And take your Shades OFF!
My world, Stevie (Wonder) its such a pity,
(Here we are still) Livin' in the City,
(Oh yeah) Livin' in the City.

Father do you hear us when we cry?
Still searching tryin' to find that Pastime Paradise.
Stevie and Ray (Charles) saw what we couldn't see,
their shades were on... tell me do you SEE?!

Livin' in the,
Livin' in the…city.
Livin' in the,
Livin' in the…city.