An Ordinary Day in an Unusual Place

Universal 2001




An Ordinary Day in an Unusual Place
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Track Listing
1 An Ordinary Day In An Unusual Place (Part 1)
2. Get Out
3. You Can't Hold Me Down
4. Let My Dreams Come True
5. India
6. Sittin' On My Park Bench
7. Dead End Street
8. Enough
9. Enough (Bonus Beats)
10. World No More
11. Pay Attention
12. Sugar Sugar (She She Wah Wah)
13. Why?
14. Shady People
15. An Ordinary Day In An Unusual Place (Part 2)

The Japanese version of this album included the track 'You know what we go to do' instead of 'Shady people' and included 2 extra tracks, it was released by TOEMI in 2001:
1 Internet
2 Modern Fuckin' Jazz



Singles


single

Get Out Universal 2001
1. Radio edit
2. Us3 Bossa Remix
3. Marky & XRS Remix
4. Trüby Trio Treatment

single

Get Out OEMI 2001 (Japan only)
1. Radio edit
2. Us3 Bossa Remix
3. Dark & Cold Remix
4. Instrumental
single

You Can't Hold Me Down Universal 2001
1. Radio edit
2. Modern Fuckin' Jazz
3. Your Love Is Life



You Can't Hold Me Down Remixes Universal 2001
1. Album version
2. Us3 Bossa Remix
3. Black Voices Remix



Album Lyrics


Get Out

You don't think that I would do what I said that I'd do
You said that you'd be there if I needed you to come through
What's in a word, a word don't matter when it stands on sinking sand
Belief is gone you done too much harm, others involved don't understand
Get real you lie, you don't know what honest means
Hey hey hey hey
Get out!

(chorus)
Get out (X 8) go!
You don't know what this means
Having to set you free
Get out!

How did we come to this world that I see myself in?
My trust and love and faith have all been mighty broken
You say you do and then you don't then it's all left up to me
Keep it going all day long while you're out there playing free
Can't take it gotta go now I'm gonna take care of me
Hey hey hey hey
Get out!

(chorus)

I thought that we'd be together 'til the world came undone
But that was before I found out where you're coming from
What's in a word, a word don't matter when it stands on sinking sand
Belief is gone you done too much harm
Others involved don't understand
Get real you lie, you don't know what honest means
Hey hey hey hey
Get out!





You Can't Hold Me Down
Why y'all wanna stress me for
Can't a young man have fun any more?
Been to more places than you ever saw
Why you always wanna keep me poor
Can't my world be cooler than yours
Keep a smoke inbetween my jaws
Or is it my job to point out my flaws
Just because you got your mind on pause
'cause I ain't got no time tonight
For all the things that just ain't right
Like traffic lights and crowded trains
Tonight it just won't be the same

(chorus)
You can't hold me down
Ain't gonna be pushed around

Why you always wanna try and stop me
I don't think you could really top me
Can't my car be quicker than yours
Or is it my job to always wash floors
Don't blame me for the way I live
My work is done it's time to give
I don't think you should get all mad
Just because I wanna groove so bad
You can sit down and let the world
Bring you down in that spiral twirl
You can't penetrate the crust
And rise above the eyes like us
'cause I ain't got no time tonight
For all the things that just ain't right
Like traffic lights and crowded trains
Tonight it just won't be the same

(chorus)

Why you always look at me so wrong
Just because I wear my hair so long
Can't my world be bigger than yours
Or is it my job to always break laws
Can't my talk be smoother than yours
Why you always wanna shut your doors
I ain't got no time for your wars
You don't have to worry about me no more
'cause I ain't got no time tonight
For all the things that just ain't right
Like traffic lights and crowded trains
Tonight it just won't be the same





Let My Dreams Come True
When I am all alone, I dream dreams of you
Of your smile, your walk, your eyes, the way you talk
It's everything you do
And it drives me wild and I hope that you notice
I'm offering my all

(chorus)
I'll open wide, and let my dreams come true
I'll step aside, and let them all come through
I'll open wide, and let my dreams come true
And I will fly, and live my life with you

My dreams, do you want to know my dreams?
Let me tell you of these things that I see
I see kisses and love, stars that only shine for us
Two hearts made into one for all time
And I pray that you'll give me time to show you
How much I really need you
And want to just hold you forever

(chorus)

Is it true, can I really have you?
Reach out and touch you and you'll be real
Are your lips forming a phrase, "You love me"
Can't live without me and I'm your home
And I thank you for letting me just show you
That our two souls are meant to entwine into love





India
You shoulda seen her, she shined like a star from afar
Visions of venus silky as she sat at the bar
She had me feenin', I really wanna know who you are
And what's the meaning
Legs like the strings of guitars
She got my body moaning, her body toning like hot sand
My eyes are roaming if only for the moment
But I can't control it, it's like my heart was stolen
And when she looked at me I tried but then I couldn't hold it
"Can I talk to you"
She answered in a sexy motion , "Yes"
Her breath was like a magic potion
She had me floating in her private ocean
She said her name was India and then the door was open

You shoulda seen her, the way she moved her body so right
Like ballerinas
Can't get her outta my sight
In the background the sun melts and drips in the night
The scent of white roses taunting me, I'm acting polite
She got my body moaning, her body toning like hot sand
My eyes are roaming if only for the moment
It's like I can't control it, it's like my heart was stolen
And when she looked at me I tried but then I couldn't hold it
Sippin' on mineral water like the pharaohs daughter
It's like we're worlds apart but now I'm 'bout to cross her border
She had the kinda face that could intoxicate
Her name was India, to be together was fate

You shoulda seen her, it's like time's slowed in its pace
Hearing a smooth song she came about an inch from my face
Grabbed my arm then we floated in a dance like space
Then she whispered "we can go to your place"
She had my body moaning, her body toning like hot sand
My eyes are roaming if only for the moment
It's like I can't control it, it's like my heart was stolen
And when she looked at me I tried but then I couldn't hold it
She said let's run away, let's burn the night and play
She said she had until the day before she goes away
And while the candlelight burned I held her in my arms
Her name was India and then she was gone





Sittin' On My Park Bench
No money in my pocket and no place to go
Sittin' on this park bench just watching the show
The sun is hanging out with his friend the sky
I ain't got no job but I'm still getting by
You'd think that I'd have nothing to do
But the world's a better television than you knew
It's a never ending tale filled with cartoon characters that are real
And it's all right here

(Chorus)
Sittin' on my park bench just watching to see
What the world would come up with today for me
Will it be laughter or tears, or something that will make me swear
That I've been there

Ooh there's that woman again
She looks like she has lived five hundred lives
People try not to stare and make themselves aware
Of her world that has no walls to shelter her body and her mind
As it goes kicking and screaming into another realm
Filled with thunderstorms of unreality
Never knowing if she's four or seventeen
Horrifying scene
Hope it's not me

(chorus)

I like children
But their parents look like they've got a lot of tension
Is it the mortgage or is it bills, has he lost his job, is she taking pills?
I guess life will do with you as it will
Maybe if you just dropped out of society there would be less insanity
Who's more crazy them or me?





Dead End Street
I never thought the streets that I loved would turn to hate me
Same nights that gave me a life would try and take me
Same streets I played on they'd have me lay on
The next morn same spot kids play on
Tomorrow never comes again
One night remember it well
I saw a war becoming fahrenheit, hotter than hell
Blaze the street with potentials, no longer we speak
The next 40 days ways we no longer stay weak
Thinking of dark nights moonlight and games that we played
'Til the guns came, and then the nuns came
And took my youth away
Never been the same (since) that day
But I always had to walk that way
Nobody knows what I coulda been, or if they saw me again
Just because of the violence of men
It's like I'm living in the last days, pushing me in
When I'm walking down the street's dead end

Blame it on the night time
City streets I can't sleep
Blame it on the concrete slabs my Tims eat
The murderous glow
Thoughts you never know when it could happen
Hoping streets would blink and let go, but gun clapping
Surround me like the stratus
I fear from all the madness
For now until my heart beats slow
Another shadow lying another lost child crying
Generations frozen in tears and half dying
But all giving
I thought I saw your light shine, was it the moonlight
Felt you when I wrote the last line
Give me the strength to show the next one, make 'em all yours
Next time I wanna spark put the flame on pause
Poverty you got me
Unemployment, yo he shot me
Stress, put me on ice and played hockey
Like I'm living in the last days, pushing me in
When I'm walking down the street's dead end

I dreamed of being the fastest
Your favourite son, make you proud of me
The streets so hard they won
Used to leave the school books just to run with the crooks
Was it the fancy cars that made me drive around with that look
Every night like the 31st of October
Couldn't stand to face reality and not be sober
Had a child dream to one day take the world over
Until I laid in the battle like a fallen soldier
So many pitfalls, you never know what life might bring
Have you trapped inside a world of material things
Outta every corner, a light ready to strike
I soared above the consciousness and landed in flight
Thinking of dark nights moonlight and games that we played
Like graffiti on society, mistakes that I made
Like I'm living in the last days, pushing me in
When I'm walking down the street's dead end





Enough
Look around and see this world we're in and what is happening
It's hard to believe that what I see, people are accepting
Everybody's got a gun, even the baby has one
He says it's for protection
'Cause he has to walk around
A private war is going down over rights to sell infection

(chorus)
Have you had enough, it's been too much
Have you had enough, it's been too rough
Enough
Enough

As I walked in through the door I saw a baby on the floor
Playing with a needle
'Cause her mother's getting high putting all her hopes aside
Because she can't get even
With a system that's broken and created destruction
Who's gonna take the weight?
Grandma prays to the Lord every single day
But he only helps those who help themselves anyway

(chorus)

These things around the way, we see them everyday
Our hearts are hardened and our minds are numb
From all the violence, where is it coming from?
It's time for us to care about what's going on everywhere
'Cause we only have one future and it's fading mighty fast
It's time to realise it's our last and only chance





World No More
Greetings I come from Earth

I come from a world of love and hate
Where escape was a twist of fate
Where death was food for the living
Where giving was the gift unheard
I come from a world of bridges that divided
And where rivers were just streams where chemicals hided
I come from a world where skies were stools for pollution
And jails were the only solution
A world where the contribution is murder
And youth is the voice unheard
I come from a world of kings and presidents
Where no evidence is the truth control
Freedom of soul
Cold as the days turn old
I come from a world no more

I come from a world of rich and poor, fat and famished
Where children starve as others carve in a holiday meal
I come from a place where toys like guns and knives
Are gifts to a child's heart
A place where they taught you to believe in Santa Claus
But never taught you to believe in yourself
I love you self
I come from a world of order and disorder
Where crossing borders meant shot on sight
Where safety was night from a gunman's sight
I came to shed light
Couldn't we all get along?
I come from a world, I come from a world no more

I come from a world where millions marched
And sang songs to a different drummer for 200 summers
A world of poverty and majority
One line for minority and last priority
Secret sororities and membership only
Where elders die lonely
I come from a world where walls were torn while graves were formed
Global warming was the warning that the last days were near
But no-one could hear in their ignorance
Only what you wear
Poisons coloured your hair and put holes in the atmosphere
Ozone layer
I don't wanna be a player no more
Where all you worried about was the score
I come from a world, I come from a world no more





Pay Attention
A lie is a falsehood Everybody knows it
We've come to a crossroads 'Cause I realise that
Things aren't what they seem And I see a pattern
Of people and their dreams Regularly shattered
We trust in our nation That's where we are living
To allow our elevation Do more than surviving
No-one asks the question When we need the answer
Are we in the right direction We don't think it matters

We wonder why we're in the situation that we're in
The real truth is we're not paying attention

(chorus)
We're freely marching on to exploitation
We're blindly moving toward extermination
Because every lie we hear has a justification
And the truth we deny is public relations

You think you have freedom That's what they all say
But your mind doesn't function Over medicated
Because of depression Too much information
And you have no direction Just don't pay attention
There's so much pollution Some kinda radiation
Which leads to destruction Everything is wasting
But political action Everybody rising
Is deemed a distraction Well well well well

We wonder what is happening, and how we got into this situation
We're not paying attention

(chorus)

You say we need discussion About all our problems
Then we need protection From those who cause them
We should be talking preservation For our children
Which leads to evolution Higher higher!
There can't be hesitation If we want the real truth
And no more reservations And you know that means you
What we need as a nation People come together
Is a spirit of revolution Around the world

We don't have to believe the words that they spin
If we just keep paying attention





Sugar Sugar (She She Wah Wah)
Dancing in the dark is such a rush to me
Because the way you move my body is a very personal thing
I'm ecstatic and I have to dance, gotta get onto the floor
There's nothing left to do but feel the music play

(Bridge)
You make me sparkle and shine, want you all the time
So I can lean into your groove
You got me feelin' this way, want you everyday
'Cause you know you make my body move like

(chorus)
Sugar sugar she she wah wah
Sugar sugar she she wah wah

I just can't sit down when I'm in the mood
I need to feel the high that I get from you
Without you I don't feel whole
And I need for you to take control
So I can get on the floor and move to the music

(bridge) & (chorus)

If you try you can fly through the sky with your feet on the ground
No one way to go when you wanna flow
Why do you have to leave and bring me low?
But it's true I love you
Gotta clue about the things you do
I'm in a crazy mixed up world, need to do what I gotta do





Why?
Why does life have to be so complex?
Tell me why does life have to be so complex?
If it was simple it would be simple
Just easy moving on
Why does life have to be so hard?
Tell me why does life have to be so hard?
If there was ease life could be a breeze
And people could be free

(chorus)
No songs in life that are mysteries
I want poems that are very simple to read
No crystal balls or strange tea leaves
Live practical no philosophies
I just wanna be very simple really
Just me

Why do people make you into something that you're not?
Why do people have to make you into something you're not?
If they see you, then they see you
There ain't no mask on me
Why do people think that life is such a mystery?
Tell me why do people think that life is such a mystery?
If you live right then it will be right
Be who you wanna be

(chorus)

Why does life have to be so complex?
Tell me why does life have to be so complex?
If you say it then you've said it
Once it's done just live for the moment





Shady People
Before I go there are a few people I would like to talk to you about

Sneaky people
They will creep around you peekin' into your soul tryin' to look for a hole to drown you
They are always searchin' for nothin'
If you were to become one of these people you would probably find yourself being hit in the head by someone who's had enough
Backstabbers
These are people who were at one time or another people you trusted and now they are gone
There are some people who will always take the lowest road no matter where it crosses
They will screw you time and time again
Taking from you your dignity trust and your friends
You can take your chances slim but I would not dance with him

(chorus)
Shady backstabbing sneaky people always tryin' to pull you in their schemes
Could be money or time
What's yours is what's mine
They can never let you be
There are traits of these in all of us
But then there are those who should get their P.H.D.

Shady people
The pickpockets, the conman
The person you least suspect that they warned you about
They usually have the look of being up all night
They are fast talking and smooth winding
And they will bleed you of everything you've got
They also have the ability to lie straight to your face repeatedly, over and over again
Just when you thought it was too good to be true it might have been too late for you
Ten will get you twenty, red will get you double, black will get you lots of trouble
He had you tuned in since you came in, knowing that you would soon fall in
You are not to trust the story or the deal, just because this person is not real





Internet
No way out
Trapped inside your house like a mouse
Eyes stuck to a screen, bloodshot no doubt
Hardware got your body frozen, need more bytes
Stuck in a chair, dim lights, keyboard's making you tight
It's like Spiderman, got you caught up in his web
Keepin' you tangled, strangled up and megabyte fed
Mind races to reach the same places you already been
Sit in the chatroom and lie to your invisible friends
Two hundred megahertz of light bursts through optical veins
Networking through your analogue chains' too slow
You need that 500 series baby hook it and go
Buckle up, sip your caffeine it's time to blow

Internet
Welcome aboard while we cruise through a modem cord
And take a journey abroad
As we pass through firewalls, viruses try to do you harm
Stay away from bombs
Should be connected in a millisecond
Disconnected if the password is not accepted
Turning you to epileptic
Analyse when the drive is your brain
Feel the gigabytes run through your veins, part of the chain
The mainframe's a search engine
Laser optics shoot the world, it's like it's never ending
Input another sentence
Apple a day'll keep the virus at bay
While these hackers find a new way to program mistakes
Where you wanna go today?
Same place we'll go tomorrow
And this time around though the bugs will follow
You need that 600 series baby hook it and go
Buckle up sip your caffeine it's time to blow

Now the system becomes part of your brain
Looking through Windows, former maze
Make you part of the game
5.0 conversion to the nearest version 5.1
Updating got you still searching 5.2
It's too late to leave the game, they've got your name and number
They can count you while you play and wonder
Just get that 700 series, hook it and go
Buckle up sip your caffeine it's time to blow





You Know What We Got To Do
All you've gotta do is move
Free your mind and put it in the groove
Then you'll find out that you can't lose
Just be careful of the road you choose
Who are the ones you wanna go and blame
Just be careful 'cause they might think the same
It ain't right to always try and judge
Sometimes you really ought to try and love
All you gotta do right now is stay strong
You're old enough to know what's right and what's wrong
And while you're thinking you better move along
Close behind you might be the storm
If you really wanna find the way
Then working hard is the price you pay
Money is tighter than it's ever been
But if we plan together we plan to win

All you gotta do is stand
And if you have a question then raise your hand
'Cause what you don't know might just come back
And at that time you gotta separate the facts
The way you live is the way you choose
And I ain't the one to try and bring you bad news
Do we have a chance?
That's up to you
People gonna talk but that's nothing new
We might go up and we might go down
But you just can't be hanging around
Just remember that we're here today
And tomorrow is just a day away
And when there's trouble don't always scream
For things ain't really what they might seem
'Cause crime is tighter than it's ever been
But if we plan together we plan to win

All you gotta do is give and make it right
War is not the answer for this plight
And who really cares that we care for us
And if there's honour you can bet there's trust
Who is brave there stands no slave
Grab the children 'cause it's them we must save
All we gotta do right now is climb the ladder
There'll be wars along the way that will shatter
All you gotta do now is heed the lines
And it might seem like it's only a rhyme
And it might seem like it's only a rhyme
But to have order is not the crime
What you gotta do now is pass it along
Put it on the walls or say it in a song
Time is tighter than it's ever been
But if we plan together we plan to win





Your Love Is Life
I love you for your eyes
I love you for their twinkle and shine
I love you for your fingers
I love you for their touch that lingers
I love you for my hips
When you caress me I love your lips
I love you for the world you made
When mine collapsed your love you gave
I love you for your ears
When I need to talk they hear
I love you for your tenderness
That night you took me my body confessed
It was creation!

(chorus)
Your love is life, m
Your life is your love
Your love is life, my life is your love
Your love is mine, my life is yours
Your love is life

I love you for your arms
They hold me close and keep me warm
I love you for your shoulders
I love you for them over and over
I love you for your hands
They hold my heart I'm yours to command
I love you for your touch
When you are with me I burn for you so much

(chorus) X2

I love you for your heart
Your love gave me a brand new start
I love you like the water loves the earth
When you're inside me it's just like birth
I love you for your tongue
When it touches me it's like the sun
I love you for your lips
There's magic magic when we kiss
I love you for my thighs
'Cause when you touch them I become wise
I love you for your manhood
Your power, your hunger, your passion!