Dec 12, 2013

Ira Lee – “Die”

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“I have been dragging this song in all it’s mutations around the world with me for nearly a decade. With all the incredible film, music and performance projects I have the privilege of being part of in 2014 (Phi Centre and Pop Montreal, New Little Eskimo Jesus , Manraygun and some new ira lee work under a different name!) This little penguin in a bowtie is a nod to my angry rap years. Out of sync, and black and white. thanks friends.” — Ira Lee

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Written / produced /scratches / shot / directed / edited by ira lee
Shot on location at The 32nd and Park Avenue Handball Courts in New York, NY.

(LYRICS)

Everyone in the family is waiting for you to die, for once in your life, do something good for your wife. (man)

Everyone in the family is waiting for you to die, for once in your life, do something good for your wife.

He chased my momma with a moose head around the kitchen
the dirty german bastard what the hell was grandma thinking
he’s always drunk or drinking, no type of guilt or pause
he parked the car my uncle killed himself in our garage.

My friends are scared to call me, with all the smoke and mirrors
Because grandma locks her door at night and it’s been that way for years
he never talks unless it’s, to bark or call her stupid
spitting out chewing tobacco listening to classical music

Buried his poodle in the backyard beside the rhubarb
under a wooden cross he blackened with a magnum marker
sometimes he’d sleep outside in the backyard with his babies
the lawn he watered twice a day and his blue grey mercedes

He loved that car so much it felt good to know inside
At least he’s capable of loving something real in this life.
While grandma cries herself to sleep every single night.

Everyone in the family is waiting for you to die,
for once in your life, do something good for your wife. (man)

Everyone in the family is waiting for you to die,
for once in your life, do something good for your wife.

I still remember how he just accidentally walked in
when i was taking a pee and my private parts were showing
he never touched me but he taught me a thing a two
about locking doors when their is a pervert on the premises

His teeth are fake and yellow, he smiles in front of company
trying to act like he gives me money because my grandpa loves me
dated a prostitute named ‘Cherry’ with two grown children
that got a yeast infection every time she ate McDonald’s

Ripped off the dealership he worked for 30 years
by selling half ton’s for a discount after business hours
he never cuts the bushes, where grandma backs her car out
one day he ran over the neighbours dog and blamed it on me

He likes to take his shirt off, when he’s out raking leaves
or washing eggs off the front lawn before they rot and freeze
he likes to laugh and snicker, and cough when i get angry
I used to pray to god every night that he’d die in his sleep

Everyone in the family is waiting for you to die, for once in your life, do something good for your wife. (man)

Everyone in the family is waiting for you to die, for once in your life, do something good for your wife.

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