Big City Hustle

by Milo McMahon

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released March 14, 2014

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Montreal based singer/songwriter and guitarist.

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Track Name: Feel Alive
The nouveau riche I see each day
get up only for more pay
They pass the proles with a pompous grin
a bitter taste of Victory Gin

I said Hey
at the count of 5
Start to feel alive

So as you're takin' in that line
let your heart open your mind
and set the seed inside your head
The age of ignorance is dead
it's dead
it's dead
it's dead
it's dead
it's dead
it's dead
it's dead
it's dead

So at the count of 5
Start to feel alive

1!
2!
3!
4!

5!!!
Track Name: Celtic Tiger
The tiger is hungry
she broke out of her cage
will this be the tale
of our Golden Age?

It's funny how money
can make you so poor
We used to settle for some
but now we want more
and more and more and

She's like a ship out of steam
our Celtic Tiger dream
She's the debts you made
but knew you'd never pay
She's the job that you hate
but it's far too late
It was all
bound to fall
It was all bound to fall

So climb on the ladder, kid
reach for the sky
but it's bound to fall
if we all get so high
And I remember the poet
down by the canal
so how can I stay
for a creature of clay?
When all the while

She's like a ship out of steam
our Celtic Tiger dream
She's the debts you made
but knew you'd never pay
She's the job that you hate
but it's far too late
It was all
bound to fall
It was all bound to fall

It was written in red
all the newspapers said
We'd started to stall
It was the end of it all
We set sail for foreign shores
like so many before
It was the end of it all
We're all bound to fall

And she's like a ship
out of steam
Track Name: Big City Hustle
Big City Hustle
Always drives to work
Four blocks in a Merc
Like a fuckin' jerk

Big City Hustle
never break the mold
Stone cold
Always do what you're told

Big City Hustle
Subway delay
It's just another jumper
fuckin' up your day but

Big City Hustle
Couldn't take the pain
inner city pity
made her papa insane

Big City Hustle
My rent is high
Big City Hustle
So am I
Big City Hustle
Burnin' up inside, I'm like it's
Big City Hustle
Do or die!

Big City Hustle
Her band got signed
Showed up late
now they're getting fined

Big City Hustle
Got two girlfriends
One for the week
and one for when the
weekends

Big City Hustle
Dope deal gone bad
It's just another brother
growin' up with no dad

But Big City Hustle
Couldn't get no loan
though they give you more money
the more money you own

Big City Hustle
My rent is high
Big City Hustle
So am I
Big City Hustle
All her friends are bi
so Big City Hustle
said she'd give it a try

Big City Hustle
My rent cheque bounced and
Big City Hustle
was ready to pounce
Big City Hustle
burnin' up inside, I'm like it's
Big City Hustle
Do or die!

But growin' up quick
she's dreaming of confetti
Just as I got set to jet she said
"I'm missin' it already"
But I'm leavin'
Growin' up strong,
already in the Hustle
and so she savours every single second
she can rustle up
So strong
but I'm gone...
POW!

Big City Hustle
My rent is high
Big City Hustle
So am I
Big City Hustle
was starry-eye'd
so Big City Hustle
said she'd give it a try

Big City Hustle
I bike down King
Big City Hustle
I do my thing, but
Big City Hustle
I might get door'd, because of
Big City Hustle
and the fuckers like Ford!

A little cottage in the countryside
is all I really need
Making music by the water's edge
Just my little girl and me

...but it's
Big City Hustle
My rent is high
Big City Hustle
So am I
Big City Hustle
All her friends are bi
so Big City Hustle
was like "Gimme a try"
Big City Hustle
I bike down King
Big City Hustle
I do my thing
Big City Hustle
Burnin' up inside, i'm like it's
Big City Hustle
Do or die!
Track Name: Pretty Dresser
One time in the heart of town
I passed you by, oh no
Right by where we used to play
Swore I'd seen the light, oh no

I nearly dropped the phone
When I saw that thóin
and I know, I know
you've heard this before, but
I nearly dropped the phone
now I'm all alone and I know, I know
when I get home

I close my eyes and try
to remember what you look like
I close my eyes and try
to remember what you look like

Standing right upon
the edge of the sky, oh no
Not quite afraid to fall
but afraid to try, oh no ('cause you're)

Something that I've never seen before
a pretty dresser but not a w***e
and I know, I know
you've heard this before, but
Something that I've never seen before
a pretty dresser but
I know, I know
when I get home

I close my eyes and try
to remember what you look like
I close my eyes and try
to remember what you look like

And if the world could be so right
I'd have you in my bed tonight

I close my eyes and try
to remember what you look like
I close my eyes and try
to remember what you look like

I close my eyes and try
to remember what you look like
Track Name: Middle of Nowhere
The middle of nowhere
is the breeding ground for love
every second that passes I miss you more
'cause you're the one I'm dreaming of

Lying in the pouring rain
there's no sleep
making pretty promises
we won't keep like we'll stay here
until the sun burns out

In the middle of
In the middle of love
In the middle of
In the middle of love

And everything that I said was true
way back when I was in love with you
and everything that I said was true
in the middle of love with you and I know

Lying in tents, filled with suspense
I just couldn't sleep
I never thought that I could get caught
in something so deep
But I felt the cost in the woods, in these woods
When I, I got lost, in the woods, in these woods
Oh and I first heard the sound in the woods, in these woods
When I got found

In the middle of
In the middle of love
In the middle of
In the middle of

The middle of nowhere
is the breeding ground for love
every second that passes I miss you more
cause you're the one I'm dreaming of
In the middle I said was true
I'm in the middle of love with you
In the middle, I said was true
I'm in the middle of love with you
Track Name: Farewell Trip
We're in heaven here
but it just can't last
The rays are beaming down
but all things must pass

Skies are blue
but you're still green
and I can't feel
what you don't mean

We found solitude in open land
Laying habitats with
our bare hands

Red hot days and frozen nights
When you're sleeping under
Northern Lights

Again and again
again and again

again and again
again and again

again and again
again and again

just another step...

Winter's coming and I fear its grip
So I've been planning out my
farewell trip

Maybe I'll go
to Mexico
I wish I knew
my way around Peru

Chile's warm
despite the name
but if I stay here
I might just go insane...
Track Name: Withdrawal
In a seedy, neon bar
you were shining like a star
And at such a tender age
you're too sweet to take that stage

I wish I could afford to see you dance again
There's love at the bottom of an ATM

We're from the same small town
but I ain't never seen your face
when I asked you what you do
when you're back home
you just smiled and said "get stoned
don't we all?"

I wish I could afford to see you dance again
There's love at the bottom of an ATM

So don't feel bad for me
'cause I don't feel bad for you
we've all gotta do
what we all gotta do
I was floating in a dream
and I awoke staring at a screen
so glad you came
but you can't leave till I get paid

And you played me
like an old guitar
and I never should have ever
let it go so far
but if I could, you know I would
do it all again
cause now I know
that there's love
at the bottom of an ATM

I wish I could afford to see you dance again
There's love at the bottom of an ATM
Track Name: Big City Hustle (Reprise)
The blankets of money
wrapping up your dreams
and splitting your conscience
at the seams
but I wanna live just like the poets I admire
until they light my
funeral pire

And if thinkin' you're funny
when you're not
is the biggest blind spot
you've got
I could reason
as you rant all through the night
Chuckle me into
the morning light
into the morning light
until the mornin' light
until the moment feels right

The million people I see every day
couldn't make me feel less alone
Never even lookin' up at me
I can't wait to go back home

A little cottage in the countryside
is all I really need
Making music by the water's edge
just my little girl and me

And it's Yuppie Love
I keep on hearin' it
Yuppie Love
and I've been fearin' it
Yuppie Love
I hope you'e feelin' it too

It's just another dope deal gone bad
It's just another brother with no dad
The same store it's oh, so sad
I needed Yuppie Love

I used to bike down King
I used to do my thing
I used to dream about
Yuppie Love