American Block Party feat. Heather Austin

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Some breezy shit. For summer. In the dead of winter. CHEAH.

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“American Block Party”

yeah, yeah… yo we all right here, man… they said it’s getting tight around the collar these days, but uh… you know what? it’s the perfect opportunity for us to take a step back and cool it off… little Saturday special, Margaritaville dreamin on ya front steps… let’s go, c’mon!


[an yo]:

“Summertime! It’s hot in America –
Summertime, it’s hot in America –
Been hard in here the last few years but we gone put it on hold like an operator (cheah)
The sun came up today and the breeze is nice –
The Yanks beat up the Sox in the Bronx last night –
Got some food for the grill, couple bags of ice –
The lady’s lookin good, fam feelin alright –
TV man tellin me a storm is comin –
That we in for a bad one, that we all goin under –
I said, Damn straight, called up my mom –
Bring the pecan pie, the blender is on –
Pop tops up and we’ll get to kickin back –
Talkin loud in the kitchen as… nephews and nieces –
Sneak cookies with the radio up high –
This the soundtrack to my summer… in July cuz…


Chorus:

“We’re gonna have a block party
Have a good time cuz the struggle won’t get us down
We’re gonna have a block party
Sit out late, feel real good, spread love around”


“Whoever said it first is the last one soaked –
My beer’s by the pool and the dog got the hose –
Streets is flooded when the hydrant burst –
Sand in my suit by the lake is good work –
Money train runnin and I’m too tired to fuss –
No problems today ‘bout who’s lyin to us –
No one in the streets fightin, all the soldier’s home –
Surprise visits now at the BBQ roast –
Everyone’s hands up, they clappin at the sound –
Fireworks lightin eyes tired of tears runnin down –
We gone be alright, we gone be okay –
We always are, on your last name –
Ya put ya peace sign up as our flag wave high –
Know tomorrow’s yours til the day you die –
And until then, let’s celebrate this year –
This is our moment, this time, right here. CMON!


Chorus:

We’re gonna have a block party
Pick each other up, ain’t no problems in my town
We’re gonna have a block party
Help my people find a little bit of common ground


Chorus

“We’re gonna have a block party
Havin a good time cuz the struggle won’t get us down
We’re gonna have a block party
Sit out late, feel real good, spread love around
We’re gonna have a block party
Pick each other up, ain’t no problems in my town
We’re gonna have a block party
Help my people find a little bit of common ground
We’re gonna have a block party
Find a way to make it better, better
America you are beautiful –
Lets dance out in the street right now…
Everybody come together!”

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from Re​-​Gifted: Thrift Shop Experience, released December 15, 2010

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John Public Jersey City, New Jersey

Find me somewhere between Mos Def & John Mayer: organic hip-hop with smokey, funk-laden rock n blues. I have roots in Jersey City, am a DXNext, have opened for DMC, J. Cole, Skyzoo, Emilio Rojas, Brown Bag All-Stars, The Cunninlynguists, Das EFX & Immortal Technique and currently live in Washington, DC. My album "Re-Gifted" is available for free DL at DJBooth.net or for purchase on iTunes. ... more

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