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Hip Hop Book Club presents EDGAR ALLEN POE

by The Bushwick Book Club

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Kid Lucky, D-Cross, Kaila and AtLAS (and Romney) all contributed to this improvised closing piece.
Bloody Heart (Lyrics) True Insane My Brain I was so meticulous Did not disturb a piece of dust Put my head into the room Slowly, slowly, slowly Open my lantern On the 8th night The Eye was open Time to do what is right (scream) First I took the mattress And I smothered the guy Then I put him in a tub No blood, No lie Next I scoped the eye out So it could not spy Finally I took the head off And cut above the knee Below the thighs Chorus No more details The sane does not belong in jail You can take me I did the deed as you can see No more details The sane does not Belong in jail You can take me For tearing him apart Just stop the beating of the bloody heart I'm sane I tell ya I'm sane I even took out the brain Not a drop of blood remains Had no problems with the man He was good & gold & grand He had no money worth the risk Not worth the time I put to this Now all because of the eye I had to kill this lovely guy No one else no one but me Would take the time to surely see That he was treated all the best And he suffered so much less Chorus The cops don't understand They act like they don't know my plan Damn the neighbor who heard the scream I really wish it was all a dream I was so proud of my art Until I heard the beating of the bloody heart
Should we call him larry? Lisa, stan or stew whatever dude poe had in mind that guilt grew, grew and grew it grew to get uncomfy a psychic road too bumpy he couldnt take it anymore everynight he cracked the door to see that penetrating eye that saw through all his lies lies to himself, to his dog, to his cat after weeks of fear of being found now who could handle that cuz guilt told the tale told it straight from the heart pick-pocketed his conscience ran 100 yards of offense tattle tale, tattle tale, tale tell a tale of loss man i know you want to do it but you shouldnt kill your boss. The problem is all we have is our perspective. The problem is all we have are these 2 eyes. How can anyone be objective when what we believe could all be lies. Like the guy in The Tell-Tale Heart. He said he wasn't crazy; he was just really smart. That it's so close to genius, it's hard to tell apart. My theory is he had bad parenting-- psychotic tendencies he ended up inheriting. When they tortured him 'till he could take no more, he of course ended up an Edgar Allen Poe story. Another theory is he could be Korean coming from centuries of guilt and agreein' to do things you don't really want to do because confucius says you have to follow the rules. You end up feeling like a sham you have to keep up. You end up feeling guilty 'cause you're never good enough. You're guilty all the time and the guilt is unremitting so you kill your boss and chop him up instead of just quitting.


released October 25, 2012

recorded live at Nuyorican Poets Cafe, October 26th, 2012.


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The Bushwick Book Club Brooklyn, New York

We started in January 2009 playing songs written in response to Kurt Vonnegut's Breakfast of Champions. We haven't stopped since. We've written & performed songs inspired by everything from "On The Origin of Species" to Dr. Seuss to Raymond Carver. There are BBCs popping up nationwide now. Bushwick Book Club Seattle started in 2010 & is run by Geoff Larson. Our nerdy dare-devilry knows no bounds. ... more


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