Pocket Change

by Laila Nur

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released August 30, 2014

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Track Name: The Untitled Song
We are only as tall as we think we are
And equally small.
You can fall if you want to.
I can not catch you, I'm unprepared.
We might learn to touch the sky if you hold my hands
Cause I am on my way now.
And cuss me out if you have to, I won't be mad at you
It's like that some days.
Look at her broken down.
I can't help but to love her now
Cause it's as real as she will ever be.
Like my breath, I'll hold your secrets until my death
I would keep 'em unless you say "it's okay to exhale some days"
We are only as tall as we think we are and equally small.
You can fall if you want to but I can not catch you, I'm unprepared.
We might learn to touch the sky if you hold my hands
Cause I am on my way now.
And cuss me out if you have to, I won't be mad at you
It's like that some days
We are only as tall as we think we are and equally small.
You can fall if you want to but I can not catch you, I'm already here.
We might learn to touch the sky if you hold my hands
Cause I am on my way now.
And cuss me out if you have to, I won't be mad at you
It's like that some days.
Track Name: Todos Somos Migrantes
What is it you want from life
A pretty dog, a sexy wife
What is it ya'll came here for
My picket fence my carpet floor
And who is it you think you are
You steal our women and our jobs
And what is it you want form me
Some melody of amnesty...
And who is it you think you are
Some crashing burning shooting stars.
And you say- I am not a criminal
And we are not a pack of thieves
You're the only animal for trying to make a beast of me
You line me up against the wall, then break my legs to watch me fall
Your companies come as they please then deny those rights to me
You come here to exploit my land; get labors of my children's hands
As frustrating as this could be.
As aggravated as I seem.
My heart is still open to peace.
My heart is still open to peace
Everyday's a fight for me.
A place to lay and food to eat.
Still I struggle hopeful some
my equal rights will one day come.
I have put my sweat into
to get my rights given to you.
Still I pray one day you'll see
An equal face on equal feet.
My heart is still open to Peace.
No matter what language I speak.
No more tears darling don't you cry.
And no more fears, this fight won't die.
No more tears darling don't you cry.
And no more fears, this fight won't die.
Track Name: Umi
I was born with a water spine on a perfect full moon night.
At three months it killed me dead, Umi brought me back to life.
Don't she know- She's a hero. So I'm in debt until I die.
When she's sad, my sky is black.
But only for my eyes. Only for my eyes.
When I was just a little child, I somehow figured out.
I was born to change the world and she must show me how.
So thanks to her I was fed with love so I'm in debt until I die.
When she laughs I see the god's dancing in the sky. Only for my eyes.
You are the one they talk of when they're trying to find their true love, mother.
You are the reason why I am trying to change the world with love
That you gave to me, Umi.
The reason I breathe, Umi.
So don't she know, she's my hero. So I'm in debt until I die.
When she smiles I see the Gods nodding in her eyes. Only for my eyes.
Don't you know, I'm a hero. So I must fight until I die.
When I am gone, I will live on. But only in my songs- cause I was your song.
Now you are my song.
Now we will live on.
Track Name: Love Riot
Love Riot
I'm learning my lesson and it's such a blessing. Cause it is all about love.
I'm learning my lesson and it's such a blessing. Cause it is all about love.
I've been taught just how to hate thy neighbor.
If their god and their love was different than mine.
I've been taught just how to disregard a stranger.
Look over their tears, look over their blood.
Look over the wars we cause if it ain't affecting us.
What about love
I come from a place of profit over people.
Trading in our hearts and our souls for war and gold
I come from a place where people aren't equal.
So much to undo, so much has been done.
So I'mma sing my songs of love till I'm wrinkled up and old.
And I could teach you how to love, love, love, love, love ,love, love ,love, love.
And they could teach us how to love, love ,love ,love ,love, love, love ,love.
You could send me to war. I will bring my guitar.
And I will challenge them to love.
Send me war, I'll bring my guitar. And I will challenge them to love.
I could show you how- how to love thy neighbor,
Even if their god or their love or their skin color was different than yours.
I could teach you how-how to love a stranger.
Care about their tears, care about their blood, care about the wars we cause
They're all connecting us.
I love, love ,love it. I love, love, love it. I love, love, love it. I love, love, love it.
I love, love ,love it. I love, love, love it. I love, love, love it. I love, love, love it.
Track Name: Melhor Amor
Now I've been waiting on you and who knows how long this wait has been
Cuz I never know that I was waiting at all.
Been singin' out to the world looking for that fitting soul
From New York to Nepal. To Nepal...but somehow still alone.
She said "I miss you well I fall asleep even when you're holding me
your absence in my dream makes me think I'm somewhere you're not.
Somewhere you're not."
Now I've been holding my breath when I look deep in your eyes
It boils in my chest and steams up to the sky.
So I guess that now you know, now you know.
I've caught myself falling for you. And naturally let go.
I let go, I let go. When I saw you falling too. She said "I'm falling.
And I miss you when I fall asleep even when you're holding me.
Your absence in my dream makes me think I'm somewhere you're not.
I miss you when I fall asleep even when your holding me.
I wake and see your pretty face and know, I'm somewhere you are."
I miss you when you walk away even though I know you'll stay
Somewhere else still inside my house. I can't seem to figure out
Why I miss you when you go back home even though I always know
I'll see you in a day or so. I guess I should just calm down.
I should just calm down. Now I've been falling for you.
And who knows how long this fall has been.
Cause I never know that I was falling at all.
But I been falling, falling, falling, falling, falling, fall.
Track Name: My Dear America
You were the first girl I ever loved and the only home I've ever known.
You showed me where to pick my flowers from then you left me there all alone.
You said you've got the free world for me but that's a globe in a gated fence.
Then you locked me out in the streets and I swear I haven't seen you since.
My dear America I was in love with you.
You broke my heart so now we're f*cking through.
I don't wanna see your face again, no. My dear America.
You lift me up. You broke me down then you locked me up.
Then you blame it on somebody else. Well how could you...
My love, my love my love.
I use to see you every weekend, we'd fall asleep on your telephone.
Then I heard that you were creepin. Now you won't even return my calls.
I read the paper just the other day. You waged a war cuz someone beat you up.
Come to find out that was all a lie. Cause you- you started the fight first.
My dear America I was in love with you.
You broke my heart so now we're f*cking through.
I don't wanna see your face again, no. My dear America.
You lift me up. You broke me down then you locked me up.
Then you blame it on somebody else. Well how could you...
Well I thought we had something special.
Turns out it was nothing to you. Nothing Nothing to you.
You've got all these laws. But what are these laws for.
They protect you and all of yours. But what about us.
What about me and you. What on earth did I do.
My momma told me "to be on top you must stand on others with a ruthless heart."
And you've always been number one.
Track Name: Palestine
Hello boy, where ya from. What's your favorite toy and what have you done.
To make them spill your blood across Jerusalem.
Hello girl, what's your name. I love your curls and your pretty face but
I heard that you were raped by men in uniform.
And that just don't feel right.
My pretty Palestine. Palestine, you've been on mind.
Palestine, Palestine, you've been on my mind.

As salaamu alaikum Abi, I love your beard. But I hate your eyes.
They look so scared. And you were always brace for us.
Till they shot Umi.
Oh, Oh Umi- please get up. There's men with guns.
We have to run but I cannot cross the street.
Without your hand. I am only three. Why don't they understand.
See that just don't feel right.
My pretty Palestine. Palestine, you've been on mind.
Palestine, Palestine, you've been on my mind.
My pretty Africa, Africa. You've been on my heart.
Africa, Africa- you've been on my heart.
Palestine. Palestine. You've been on my mind.
Palestine
Track Name: Pretty Dancer
Well look at her she hits the floor. Moves the room then paints the walls
Shares her soul and leaves it all out on the stage.
Drums are beating in her heart, leaves me breathless when she starts.
So call the world and let them know she's on her way.
I say, where will you go when you've got the whole world sitting in your hands
Pretty Dancer, Pretty Dancer.
And what will you do when you've got me melting all over the stage for you.
Pretty Dancer, Pretty Dancer.
Badadee bop bay. Badadee bop bay. Oh babe babe babe. Pretty Dancer
Badadee bop bay. Badadee bop bay. Oh babe babe babe.
Girl you are a piece of art. I saw you in a gallery.
Went to touch your textured curves and felt you reaching out for me.
I fainted right there on the floor. I couldn't believe my eyes.
That something so beautiful could ever be brought to life.
Where will you go when you've got the whole world sitting in your hands
Pretty Dancer, Pretty Dancer. What will you do
When you've got me melting all over this god damn stage for you.
Pretty Dancer, Pretty Dancer
Badadee bop bay. Badadee bop bay. Oh babe babe babe. Pretty Dancer
Badadee bop bay. Badadee bop bay. Oh babe babe babe.
Hi my name is nobody. It's clear to me you're everything
Girl I am your biggest fan I would love to hold your hand.
Live with you inside your life. Maybe you could be my type.
We could give this love a try. We might get it right.
Hi my name is nobody. It's clear to me you're everything
Girl I am your biggest fan I would love to hold your hand.
Live with you inside your life. Maybe you could be my type.
We could give this love a try. We might get it right.
where will you go when you've got the whole world sitting in your hands
Pretty Dancer, Pretty Dancer.
And what will you do when you've got me melting all over the stage for you.
Pretty Dancer, Pretty Dancer.
Badadee bop bay. Badadee bop bay. Oh babe babe babe. Pretty Dancer
Badadee bop bay. Badadee bop bay. Oh babe babe babe.
Where will you go when you've got the whole world sitting in your hands
Pretty Dancer, Pretty Dancer.
And what will you do when you've got me melting all over the stage for you.
Pretty Dancer, Pretty Dancer.
Badadee bop bay. Badadee bop bay. Oh babe babe babe. Pretty Dancer
My love. Badadee bop bay. Badadee bop bay. Oh babe babe babe.
Track Name: Inside These Walls
Inside these walls I have cried us both to sleep
Now I know, I know I know. These walls are crashing down on me.
I guess her tongue was always sharper than my blade
And does the most damage.
With glass and shattered hearts lying all around this place.
I can't play innocent. Inside these walls
I have built them all for you.
Now we're done, done done. And all your colors running through.
So here I am left again at the foundation.
Wondering when the ground fell through.
Remembering the days I am to call you home
Now I'm dying to forget these rooms.
Inside these walls I have cried us both to sleep.
Now I know, I know I know, these walls are crashing down on me
I guess her tongue was always sharper than my blade
And does the most damage.
With glass and shattered hearts lying all around this place
Well I can't play innocent, innocent. Innocent inside your walls.
Inside these walls I have cried us both to sleep.
Now I know, I know I know, these walls are crashing down on me.
Down on me. Down on me. Down on me, yea.
Track Name: BOY!
Today, started as an ordinary day just a little bit more extraordinary
Cause I woke to the son. And I realize that in my life
I had taken many roads and made many strides but I
I'm so happy with this one.
See back in the day I use tor rock nice skirts
Till I realized those skirts never worked cause that's not really who I am.
Though it took me a moment to figure out I never second guess
And I never had doubt that I was born to be a man.
So could you Love me now that I am a Boy.
Love me now that I am a Boy.
Even though I was your little girl before. Love me now that I am a Boy.
Ya see, I can see exactly what ya think:
That gender-bender life is so confused. No, listen to what I've said.
See I still longboard and I still love water.
Today I'm your son, before I was your daughter
But I'm exactly the same. Feel my heart and
Love me now that I am a boy. Love me now that I am a boy.
Even though I was your little girl before.
Please father, Love me now that I am a boy.
And would you love me now that I am a girl.
Love me now that I am a girl
Even though I was your little boy before.
Please mother, love me now that I am a girl
Well you should love me regardless, family is where the heart is
Doesn't matter what my gender is, I am me.
Please love me regardless, friendship is where the heart is.
Doesn't matter what my gender is, I am me.
So won't you love me now (I love you, I love you)
Love me now (I love you I love you)
I love you. I love you Boy.
Track Name: Up
Let there be light like a shattered sun. Let it fall down to pieces.
Let those rays strike everyone trying to spark a revolution.
You go to them with your problems but they ain't got no solution.
There's only one thing left to do. It's time to rise Up Up Up.
Here they come. They all got guns and maybe you got guns.
Whether pushing in the streets or working their fast food.
Best believe that's what they want you to do.
You protest in peace they will mace you in your face
Stick a flower in their rifle, they're firing anyway.
You organize the streets and they will blow you to your grave
But every fighter in their grave has brought us closer to change
Regardless of what they say, voting every eight years won't do it.
They make us empty promises we try to hold them to it.
You miss a house payment man, they gonna hold you to it.
They will show up to your home and teach you you could lose it all.
Well when's it our turn? Take back that shit that they know they ain't earn
Take back that white house our money paid for
When they raise the price of food then refuse to pay us more. Damn.
So now we starving in the streets.
They flying private jets just to find something to eat,
No Child Left Behind so they drag them by their feet
And when we try to free their mind, they sick their police on us.
Let there be light like a shattered sun. Let it fall down to pieces.
Let those rays strike everyone trying to spark a revolution.
You go to them with your problems but they aint got no solution.
There's only one thing left to do. It's time ton try Love Love Love.
Love for thy neighbor. Love for they hater.
love for our kids they kill like violent strangers.
Love for the ghetto that educates while it cage us.
Evicted by Freddie mac, it always embraced us
We won't go down like that; divide and defeat us.
Classic war tactics they always throw at us.
Damn that is tragic they've defined our blackness.
When we are all brown and all love is magic.
So we turn people into labels.
Easier to murder someone you can not relate to.
Easier to starve a kid when they ain't at your table
And we are all pawns in a politicians fable. Damn
What a shame shame.
They're stepping on the poor but it's the poor to blame
We soak up all the news and watch a wolf play dress up.
Never take your truth from the mouth of the oppressor. peace.
Let there be light like a shattered sun. Let it fall down to pieces.
Let those rays strike everyone trying to spark a revolution.
You go to them with your problems but they aint got no solution.
There's only one thing left to do. It's time to rise Up Up Up.
It's time to try Love, Love Love.
It's time to wake Up, Up, Up
It's time to rise Up, Up, Up