Posted by: Rob | March 19, 2009

Friends and Family is Song Lyric Thursday

I found today’s Song Lyric Thursday tune inadvertently in two different collections on my iPod.  The first was the soundtrack from the (horrible) Adam Sandler movie “Mr. Deeds“.  The second collection, and the one where I heard it recently, was one of those various artist CD’s in annie’s collection called “Committed2Rock”.  The melody is catchy and it seemed familiar when I heard it recently.  Perhaps I was recalling one of the better (soundtrack) moments from “Mr. Deeds”.

The tune is by a perhaps little known band called Trik Turner and it’s called Friends and Family.  As I said, the melody is catchy – it’s sort of rap/alternative – and as I listened to it repeatedly (ain’t iPods great for that?) it seemed like there was a pretty relevant message in the lyrics.  There’s a youtube link below if you’re interested in sampling.

Trik Turner : Friends and Family
Songwriters: Lee, Arthur; Bowers, David; Moore, Doug; Faulkner, Steve; Thorstad, Tracy; Gordon, Sean

Some call me a loser, some call me a cheater
Some say I’m a selfish untalented dreamer
‘Cause all’s I try to do is keep my dream alive
But it’s so hard to do when you’re working 9 to 5

I’ve never been one afraid to die but I’m afraid to leave behind
The precious life that grows through the sands of time
‘Cause now I’ve got two daughters and I know they need their father
To help them make it through all of the devious things that people do

‘Cause every moment counts from the good times to the bad
I don’t have time to envy those that got things I’ve never had
‘Cause the one thing most important is the one we take for granted
And until your life is on that line I think it’s the way God had planned it

To open up your eyes and make you realize
That to some life is money but what’s money without life
‘Cause all’s I need is the air that I breathe
And my friends and family to believe in me

As deep as the abyss where the waters run
As deep as the land of the rising sun
You know I’m down
And even when them odds are against us
It doesn’t even matter nothing else matters

As deep as the abyss where the waters run
As deep as the land of the rising sun
You know I’m down
And even when them odds are against us
It doesn’t even matter nothing else matters

We bleed the same blood, we cry the same tears
We have the same fears, we pass the same years
We see the same stars under the same skies
We pass the same time, we all live and die

‘Cause friends and family wash thicker than blood
And if ya’ never felt love than I feel for you cuz
‘Cause lives pass above us in 747’s
Deceased dwell below us before they go to heaven

Deep like seven leagues life intrigues intelligence
Got no time for clutter, you’re late if there’s hesitance
Put your foot forward and there will be a helping hand
Ya take a step back and your stuck in the quick sand
Ingesting toxins keeps us locked in, a mental jail trap
2000 where’s your family at

Oh, and I might fail oh, I might succeed
Whatever the outcome is just keep your faith in me
Just believe in me and I will be there

As deep as the abyss where the waters run
As deep as the land of the rising sun
You know I’m down
And even when them odds are against us
It doesn’t even matter nothing else matters

As deep as the abyss where the waters run
As deep as the land of the rising sun
You know I’m down
And even when them odds are against us
It doesn’t even matter nothing else matters

As deep as the abyss where the waters run
As deep as the land of the rising sun
You know I’m down
And even when them odds are against us
It doesn’t even matter nothing else matters

Doesn’t even matter nothing else matters

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