City Slickers

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Written, produced, and performed by Nikki Lynette
Mixed by Matt Hennessy for VSOP Studios, Chicago

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They told me live for today cuz tomorrow isn't promised
got nothing to lose so I might as well be honest
we all die regardless so strive to be hottest
ball til u fall, so Isaiah Thomas

We're the bastard kid of a dollar and a dream
The fatherless back packers, click-clackers in the streets
suburban hurt and defeated
the urban squirting the heat
ain't nothing free but cleavage,
money's receded, take it or leave it
I don't back track, like trading iPods for wax,
For every day u live, that's one more that subtracts
So I'm living vivid, to hell with it, I play to win it
with my middle finger presented,
get it, that's right, I meant it
Imagine u my passenger, we pass over the avenue,
the advantage of driving is u see life from my point of view
people be opposed to me,
like posing gets them close to me
before, u never noticed me, but now u so engrossed in me
no one is supposed to be the one treated so bogusly,
they cold to me like 0 degrees,
i just treat them appropriately
And thats why I'm meaner than a good girl is supposed to
Singing "screw the world" and I'll transpose it in any key

They told me live for today cuz tomorrow isn't promised
got nothing to lose so I might as well be honest with ya
everybody dies, but we're born to live regardless,
so if you living life to the fullest then I'm rocking with ya
life is short, but death is quicker
blame it on the food and liquor
the stripping, the tipping,
living faster than a candle flicker
don't cry for us, we already gone
that's the life of a city slicker, rock the hell on

Rappers sound like hell to me, I can't wait til u fail & leave
You not making music, you make noise to a melody
Go back underground, man. U're killing me, you're boring,
your raps not major, its Fridgian and Dorian
that's band geek humor for pianos & the tubas
I'm humming Mozart while I'm lacing up my pumas

We living for today cuz tomorrow isn't promised
got nothing to lose like I already lost it

Apparently, its scary when people say stuff contrary
to what's accepted, i can be expected to always vary,
i'm vicious like Bloody Mary in Jimmy Choos and some earrings
since the bird is the word, on the surface i'm a canary
smarter than the average Bear-y, like Halle with longer hairy
they bitter like sour cherries, thought i told them don't compare me
fallback, my mind's a military,
i don't cause no trouble, But I'll do it if u dare me

I'm living for today cuz tomorrow isn't promised
got nothing to lose so I might as well be honest with ya
everybody dies, but we're born to live regardless,
so if you living life to the fullest then I'm rocking with ya
life is short, but death is quicker
blame it on your food and liquor
the stripping, the tipping,
living faster than a candle flicker
don't cry for us, we already gone
that's the life of a city slicker, rock the hell on

Living for today cuz tomorrow isn't promised
got nothing to lose so I might as well be honest
we all die regardless so strive to be hottest
i'm balling til i fall, I don't believe in being modest.

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from The Strong Survive (EP), released September 14, 2010

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