New Album "It's On, Get Ready"

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RIP AL/RM

BY MOTHER & THE BOARDS

This is an RIP ALARM
You're job is do no harm
This is an RIP ALARM
You've got to do no harm

How can you
Just show up and shoot?
Someone you never even know-ed
As if a debt was owed

Only 13 years old
On the way to a friends home
He was returning a toy
He was only a boy

And it took you 1, 2, 3
Seconds to decide
he had to die.

This is an RIP ALARM
You're job is do no harm
This is an RIP ALARM
You've got to do no harm

And then there was that woman (say her name)
Renisha McBride
She was knocking at your door
She was, standing in the pouring rain

Because her car had gone off course
And of course
She thought you would help
Instead you grabbed your 12 gauge off the shelf

This is an RIP ALARM
You're job is do no harm
This is an RIP ALARM
You've got to do no harm

What did they do....ooooooo
To you

This is an RIP ALARM
You're job is do no harm
This is an RIP ALARM
You've got to do no harm

This is an RIP ALARM

 

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MAFIA

BY MOTHER & THE BOARDS

Every group has got a mafia to keep us all in check
Neo-liberals the elite people dying in the street
White supremacists in office some religious (what the heck?) 
I even heard about a mafia for self-proclaimed rednecks

Suits in congress pushin’ bills
Suits in hospitals push pills
They're all working for the common goal
To get over the hill

There's the commies pushing peace
while the English shooting geese
I just want to step outside of all that fear and hate and greed

Have you ever seen
The end of all things green?

Droughts are sucking rivers dry while the sea animals die
42 go down each day to that mass extinction grave
While the children's heads get full of that corporated-bull
Meant to keep us all enslaved to the crumbs that we get paid

People sing commercial songs about money drugs and thongs (Thong th thong thong thong)
While the teaparty steals our rights turning woman into wife
Property is what they want value built on groundless flaunts
Of their corporate power haunts Bohemian Camp with a government stamp

Can we finally ditch their boulder and
Leave this fucking hill
I'd rather die a homeless wanderer
Then support these broken ills

Will democracy
Be the end of We?
Or will human-kind
Choose to pull up the blinds

While you're staring at your TV learning just how right their white can be
I'm ripping out their history so kids can learn reality
Games been crooked here for centuries the only hope that I can see
is learn to live communally just like humans are s’posed to be

Give up chasing money dreams
Start dreaming for the world to be
Governed by peace
Where women get to choose at least

And queers can be accepted
Even cheered for our direction
While the masses become you and me
Not silent sleeping people sheep

The hearts are growing heavy
Time is slowing down
We can't rely on the levee
We've got to step up now

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SUPERFUND

BY MOTHER & THE BOARDS

I was sitting on by the great East River
Thinking of all the things we’ve
dumped into her
There were children out screaming and
laughing at the sun
They were having a good time at the, Superfund. 

Chorus (2x): 
And, I’m wondering if there’s anything we haven’t fucked up yet
anything we haven’t fucked up yet
anything we haven’t fucked up yet

There was oil spilling out from the bottom of the ocean
We were cutting all our hair off we were making a commotion
And, all I really want from PB is a sincere change of policy

(chorus) 

I have not been satisfied with blind resignation
An unjust apathy confines our situation
So here is the task that I put up to you
Its to get up and do everything that you can do

Cause, I’m not convinced that this is the end
There’re plenty more ways for us to use our hands
And, if you need to find a place to start
I suggest you get out and see some art. 

Turn off your TV and get out of bed
Don’t be a fraid to use your head
Don’t even worry about saying the wrong thing
Just say what you mean. 

Chorus (2x): 
Cause, I’m wondering if there’s anything we haven’t fucked up yet
anything we haven’t fucked up yet
anything we haven’t fucked up yet

©KazooStudiosEast 2010

credits

Kazoo Studios (Kathryn Lynn Shearman) vocals, guitar, lyrics
Kimo Williams - bass
Ripley Jene - keys
Jordan Davis - drums

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AMERICAN DREAM

BY MOTHER & THE BOARDS

Grew up with the so-called American dream
Mommy Daddy breaking their backs for a house and some cheese
Watched my folks sell their soul
So their kids could go to school

You put in forty years
And you think you’re gonna get
A rest

Well guess what? 
That dream fell through
Like so many others did too.

Haaaaaaaaa….ow wah-how?

Now we’re fighting disease
While we pray on our knees
Hoping for a better tomorrow
..Or at least some money to borrow

Wha-ho, ahh….

Cause the market bottomed out
On a steady growing drought
So the small fish we flop around and about
But, we never get out.

Out of debt so high at
You would see it from the sky
Debt to cover the planet
From Bangkok to Manhattan

Why should anyone sell
What was Gaia, God given?
I mean your time, you’re whole life
For itty bitty little slice
Of a pie that will kill you
If it gets one more bite.

How-oh….

[spoken]
So please put down that chess piece
Come live among the people
Don’t manipulate your power

With your fabricated whiteness
Over estimated rightness
You’re too ashamed to right this.

This absurd disrespect for humanity
That spews from your lips so freely

As if your undue privilege
Could excuse this sick pillage.

Of an earth that is sacred
Beyond any humans hatred

©KazooStudiosEast
Kazoo Studios East
Oakland, CA

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LIVE ON WTBU IN BOSTON

Mother & The Boards was invited to share its radical message on Boston University radio.

LIVE ON KPFA

Joined by host Dav'id de la Gran on KPFA's Full circle, Mother & The Boards plays a live set on air, with interviews between songs.