Take It​.​.

by Leron Thomas

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“Leron Thomas is an insider making outsider music and having "achieved" an insider position it takes a whole lot of integrity to remain true to oneself and make the sui generis pearl "...Take it" is. Double brilliance!” - The Wild (Out There)

"When I heard 'Kept' for the first time, that's when I started to get into Leron Thomas and since then I've been amazed by the man's diverse sound and projects, 'Take It' is the perfect EP to get introduced to Leron's music." - Lefto (BBE / Worldwide Family / Studio Brussel)

“Leron Thomas makes it clear with his latest project ..Take It that he has no intention of being bound by genre or held back by being independent. With a soulful electronic vibe Thomas delivers his most challenging album yet. Co-produced with Malik Crumpler, one would never guess this was recorded by the two, home-studio style in NYC. The tracks weave in and out with a knowing sense of chord progression, cutting wit and moments of hilarity. Coupled with new music videos, Thomas shows he has no intention of slowing down and has a seemingly endless pit of creativity.” -2013 live4ever.uk.com

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released November 24, 2014

Production by Leron Thomas and Malik Crumpler
Sound Design by Malik Crumpler and Leron Thomas
Engineered by Malik Crumpler
Recorded and Mixed at Milerapa's Mind in New York, New York
Mastered by David Michel Ruddy at the Hidden Fortress Oakland California
Lyrics and Compositions by Leron Thomas
Arranged by Leron Thomas (Except on 'Old Friends' and 'Appear To Stack' Arranged by Leron Thomas and Malik Crumpler)
All Vocals, Keys, Percussion, Trumpet by Leron Thomas (Except on 'Old Friends' Background Vocals by Leron Thomas and Malik Crumpler . 'Kept' Background Vocals by Malik Crumpler. Ass kickin' Background Laughs by Malik Crumpler and Leron Thomas)
Cover art by Poppi Kikos

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Track Name: Old Friends
Who's that able gent right there, he's the old friend,
We would make each other kiss each other's derrieres,
Although it seldom worked, too busy being jerks.

Ha, I hear you reverend, but you might not make it to Heaven with that hang shake that you're giving,
Your yea ain't yea, and your nay and nay, don't sold your soul away.

Put em together, and them juices from the Chalice ain't from Alice, that's the old friends.

Who's that girl with that backside, she's the childhood dream that used to be with me at every little stride, now I'm not so amused, instead I'm more confused.

Ever been saying the same thing
" " xs
No need to climb inside the night, no more
Track Name: Appear To Stack
Sit back, chit chat, I appear to stack
Sit back, chit chat, I appear to stack

I'm gonna sip my wine, then I'm gonna spit my shine
You keep actin' like success, yet you won't invest

Give me a hundred in ones, yeah we gonna have some fun
Tryin’ to talk business, around these naked pieces,

You ain't tryin' to hear it, I keep tryin’ to drill it,
You get smacked, and I appear to stack
So I

Sit back, chit chat, I appear to stack
That's how it feels, every time I try to deal with you

Sit back, chit chat, I appear to stack
Oh that's how it feels, don't know how I'm s'pposed to deal with you

Gone off that snow, you rock up at my show
All impressed sayin' how you will invest in me

White horse bucked you down, there's no more let around
Your lack of passion, no plan of action

You keep tryin' to drill it, I ain't tryin’ to hear it
You get smacked, and I appear to stack
So I

Sit back, chit chat, I appear to stack
That's how it feels, every time I try to deal with you

Sit back, chit chat, I appear to stack
Oh that's how it feels, don't know how I'm s'pposed to deal with you

Sit back, chit chat, I appear to stack
Sit back, chit chat, I appear to stack
Track Name: Take It..
I can't keep this face
I'm trapped in this maze

I can't keep this up
This treadmill speeds up

They ain't gonna watch
They ain't gonna notice

'Til you grab your crotch
Yelling something bogus and fall to the sea

And if you're not dead
Like you ought to be
bullets full of flatteries... Full of flatteries aimed at your feet

What's my position in the grand scheme of things
I fed your pigeons, take me out the smoke screen oh won't you please

They say, you're just like the kid in a co-dependent family
Your Tom-foolery makes everybody feel so ill at ease

And I'll take it, take it, take it, take it
And I'll make it , make it, make it, I can make it all work for me
Track Name: Enemy
Go hear here your callin' enemy, don't be stallin', go shine
Go find the places with all, the smilin' faces, go shine
So sublime, and just for a time

Where'd all your friends go cause I heard, there's a bingo, in the barn
Go find the places, with all of the smilin’ faces and charms
But be forewarned, It's just for a time

Whoa, yeah whoa
I just wanna be the most positive person, everybody that comes at me with negative energy
Negative energy, is everything to me (it ain't nothin’ to me)
Yeah baby, I need money (I don't need no money), I need money (I don't need no money), I need money (I don't need no money)
Yeah I don't need no money, I need money
I don't need no money, I need money
Yeah, I don't know where to f'

Bees are to honey as we all, are to money, for a time
Where'd all the bees go how low, flies the eagle, for a time.
So sublime, and just for a time

Watch all the pilgrims congregate, like the children, of the times
It's just a folly gonna blame, everybody, for a time
So sublime, and just for a time
Track Name: Ass Kickin'
They will call you a failure, oh that's all they have
They'll say it's 'cause your behavior, and that's all they have
Rival the great pretender, that's all that they have
They've made your chief contender

And they'll be kickin' your ass in the mightiest way, oh that's all they have
" "
They'll give you a dirty blanket, like that's all they have
They'll expect you to take it, but you don't, they'll get mad
They'll find out you're creative, oh that all you have
Everything you make they will hate it, and that's all, They're still mad

And they'll be kickin' your ass in the mightiest way, oh that's all they have
" "
Checkout the people hating people for the road they chose
Checkout the Mamas and the Papas judging talent shows
They don't really want to know, Do you really wanna know

Checkout my finger pointing, pointing at the way it goes
Checkout your finger pointing, pointing at the way it goes
If I point back at my nose, will you win the talent show

And they'll be kickin’ your ass in the mightiest way oh that's all they have
Track Name: Kept
They'll dangle that Gem, All up in your face
They'll say you can have it, if you just win this race
Just to keep you working
Just to keep you working
Just to keep you working
Just to keep you working

They'll crawdad and hide, they'll sit and they'll stall
Don't ask them to pass it, they will drop the ball
Just to keep you thinking
Just to keep you thinking
Just to keep you thinking
Just to keep you thinking

They'll show you that girl, with the beautiful hair
That don't make no sense, and still can make it anywhere
Just to keep you angry
Just to keep you angry
Just to keep you angry
Just to keep you angry

You must feed their sheep, before they're done with you
So they'll give you soap, with some cold hot water too
Just to keep you feeling
Just to keep you feeling
Just to keep you feeling
Just to keep you feeling

In exchange for your spirit, they'll give to you two
Or three or four more 'til you don't know what to do
Just to keep you drinking
Just to keep you drinking
Just to keep you drinking
Just to keep you drinking

They'll accuse some ducks, and you'll go and fight
They'll marvel n' profit, as how they were right
Just to keep you filthy
Just to keep you filthy
Just to keep you filthy
Just to keep you filthy

They'll find you some saviors, for you to look up to
And you'll go kill them, Put fear into you
Just to keep you lying
Just to keep you lying
Just to keep you lying
Just to keep you lying

They day will come, where they become you
Oh always been there, you've just been the fool
Just to keep you working
Just to keep you filthy
Just to keep you lying
Just to keep you buying
Just to keep you crying
Just to keep you filthy
Just to keep you angry
Just to keep you workin
Just to keep you workin
Just to keep you workin
Just to keep you workin
Just to keep you workin
Just to keep you workin
Just to keep you workin
Just to keep you
Just to keep you
Just to keep you
Track Name: Cover Band
Yes, they say you're the best, but i don't think it's true
And I, I just watch you, playing by the the rules

Scream, all the girls scream, as you make the scene
And I, can't help but watch them, from my computer screen

Songs, we have to play your songs, just to keep the crowd
And we, seem so prideful, as we sing aloud

But sometimes I get tongue tied
I get tongue tied
I get tongue tied
I get tongue tied

make me wanna say hada wada tay
hada wada tay
I get tongue tied
I get tongue tied

It sucks, this industry sucks, and we all know it's true
But I'll, keep on covering, covering for you

Horns sellout