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lyrics

You the-type of-humble-make me
Question where this ego from
You the-type to-win a-Nobel,
Forget to tell me or mom

Nothing to put you up in the
Lime-light.
I just hope when the
Times right

I’ll be half the man that you think you are
And this apple didn’t fall to far
From the shade you provided.

Towards the stars
Are the only way
You’d let my eyes sway
Guided by your own haze
Stay fighting.
I want to see my-self in your eyes,
Two strikes of the same lighting.

So I got my sword and shield.
School and way with words
All four
For the ordeal

This life
Close my eyes
I
See you in that suit,
All black.
Blue tie.
And an old pair of self-shined shoes.

“What up”
Drop the S.
Style like a mob boss on that best dressed.
Blue Jeans.
Button up.
Tucked in
On an off day.
First generation
Self-employed.
Self-made.

But remember, but remember
Walk first.
Talk waits.
(beat)
Cause actions speak louder
Then the sounds you make.

Hook:
Hey Dad
How you doing?
Hey Dad
How you been?
Hey Dad
What’s new with you?
Hey Dad
Let me in.

Hey Dad
How you doing?
Hey Dad
How you been?
Hey Dad
Do you remember?
Hey Dad
Let me in.

Verse 2:
I remember every rally at the Santa Ana city hall center...
Both flags waved with same rhythm
And the same hidden story
For the first time
In a long time
I remember

Jan 6th.

Roscas de reyes,
When the Kings came,
This time
They left with the baby
And the songs we sang to him on the 25th
Here
And we took plenty trips
Back to the motherland
Just so we could sing the same songs
And I can get crossed by my grandmother hand
Half the winter with the other fam,
Summer drives listen to Carlos Santana

Do you remember?

Juanes, Luis Miguel, La Oreja De Van
Gogh.
Bought for ya.
Arjona.
Early morning games to watch our team play.
Flag tied round me.
Red, White, Green.
Words we screamed at the screen, even when they lost
A good game.

And,
English was hard.
But, you always seemed to manage.
But, next time we see other, please speak to me in Spanish.

Hook:
Hey Dad
How you doing?
Hey Dad
How you been?
Hey Dad
What’s new with you?
Hey Dad
Let me in.

Hey Dad
How you doing?
Hey Dad
How you been?
Hey Dad
I got a couple questions?
Hey Dad
Let me in. X2

Verse 3:
Why you ever get me baptized?
You know we never go to church.

What’s with all the hair gel?
I’m surprised it don’t stain your shirt.

Do you remember when you use to bring me and Paul home those kinder chocolate eggs with the toys inside?
Well,
I’ve been thinking about them a lot lately.
And how I always found the baby.
Except that one time.


And sometimes
These lines are just for you and me.
And other times
I’m scared to even ask
Wonder if you got the answers
That I’m looking for.
Or not.
Cause I don’t want to make a fool of me.

Hook:
Hey Dad
How you doing?
Hey Dad
How you been?
Hey Dad
What’s new with you?
Hey Dad
Let me in.

Hey Dad
How you doing?
Hey Dad
How you been?
Hey Dad
Who am I?
Hey Dad
Let me in.

credits

from MRMT​/​/​EP, released November 12, 2015
Composers: Mtali Banda, Andrew "Fig" Figueroa, Reed Sutherland

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Mixed-Race Mixtape Los Angeles, California

MRMT//EP is the latest project from nationally touring Hip-Hop theatre show, Mixed-Race Mixtape.

#MRMT is a concept rap album on the theatre stage, exploring the challenges of growing up outside of the box and beyond the choices of black, white, and “Other.”

Featuring the popular single "Shortcut" and 3 exclusive tracks from the show + 1 (bonus) song to audiences everywhere, without a ticket.
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