The Lowertown Line

S3 E9 | CLIP

On The Ground

Heiruspecs performs "On The Ground" with guest performer Chastity Brown at Vieux Carre in downtown Saint Paul.

AIRED: August 19, 2017 | 0:04:33
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TRANSCRIPT

Solid gold from here on out.

♪ Better late than never ♪

♪ They say we talking too loud ♪

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♪ With all the ties you've severed ♪

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♪ I couldn't stand up so proud ♪

♪ ♪

♪ With all those bridges burning down ♪

♪ I wouldn't stand so near ♪

♪ I wouldn't stand so near ♪

♪ I would have ran from here ♪

♪ Gotta find your level ♪

♪ ♪

♪ Just keep your feet on the ground ♪

Make some noise for Chastity Brown y'all!

[loud cheers, whistles, & applause]

♪ I seen the news they talking sex trade at skyline ♪

♪ Al-Shabaab on West Bank killings on the North Side ♪

♪ The politicians calling my line ♪

♪ These gangs are smaller but they still bang ♪

♪ Coming out of school you get bored and hang ♪

♪ Empty houses every block they rent and don't care ♪

♪ Swiss cheezing our city like they want the mice there ♪

♪ And the rats they follow ♪

♪ Summertime these people act numb they go dumb ♪

♪ Makin' neighborhoods to feel like a slum ♪

♪ Been in the same house for weeks the same porch for months ♪

♪ Same mail man for years man what's it like to want ♪

♪ You feel that you deserve better and you do ♪

♪ So you go and get it ♪

♪ Options are a problem on the poorest credit ♪ Huh.

♪ Where I'm from we got these temperature swings ♪

♪ Don't expect we all the same see what these temperatures bring ♪

♪ Other week I heard a story 'bout the resurgence of kings ♪

♪ We going back to the eighties and we been feeling the sting ♪

♪ Better late than never ♪

♪ ♪

♪ They say we talking too loud ♪

♪ ♪

♪ With all the ties you've severed ♪

♪ ♪

♪ Oh I couldn't stand up so proud ♪

♪ ♪

♪ With all these bridges burning down I wouldn't stand so near ♪

♪ I wouldn't stand so near ♪

♪ I would have ran from here ♪

♪ You gotta find your level ♪

♪ ♪

♪ Just keep your feet on the ground ♪

♪ ♪

♪ In the winter it gets colder and we slower ♪

♪ Trucks pulling up to curbs ♪

♪ Speakers can be heard out to the suburbs ♪

♪ When the snow falls and the salt down and your ribs goin' and food shelf open ♪

♪ Dorothy Day If you come in you are served ♪

♪ My neighbor stole the copper out his own house then left ♪

♪ So it sat a couple years nobody wants a project ♪

♪ Next door they couldn't sell it so they stayed ♪

♪ Nothing like feeling stuck to make you feel the weight ♪

♪ Nothing so great about recession ♪

♪ Too much regression too much aggression too much of stressing ♪

♪ May we take the lesson that if it's too much to pay ♪

♪ We only get what we can take and then live to go and fight another day ♪

♪ Shoveling the sidewalk to keep it clear for kids to play ♪

♪ Wash the ride every day to keep the road salt away ♪

♪ When the spring comes around and the news picks up ♪

♪ I don't want to have to feel the need to put a fist up ♪

Fist up! ♪ Better late than never ♪

Put em up!

♪ They say we talking too loud ♪

♪ ♪

♪ With all the ties you've severed ♪

♪ ♪

♪ I couldn't stand up so proud ♪

♪ ♪

♪ With all those bridges burning down I wouldn't stand so near ♪

♪ I wouldn't stand so near ♪

♪ I would have ran from here ♪

♪ You gotta find your level ♪

♪ ♪

♪ Just keep your feet on the ground ♪

♪ ♪

One time for Chastity Brown, y'all.


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