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Cardiac Arrest

by Ray Curenton

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released April 17, 2012

Produced by Colin “DJ CoopDogg” Cooper & Ray Curenton
Mastered by Eddy J. Free at Freelife Media Group Studio
Photography: Lauren Rogala

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Sociopolitical music maker. Indie, never mainstream. Cord cutter.

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Track Name: Love Me / Don't Stop
[Love Me]
Intro:
If you like the vibrations
Give me your sensations
(Don't stop, don't stop, love me, love me now)
Yea, if you want more creations
Call your radio stations
(Don't stop, don't stop, love me, love me now)

Here I am
Middle name ray, yes please and thank you ma'am
I know I'm a mess but please respect this jam
I'll try to behave because I need a fan
I'm an introvert
Don't know if I'm sexy just a big ole flirt
But when I hit the mic I must be heard
So show me love so that I won't be hurt (it's really simple now)

Lean:
I'm afflicted, yea addicted to the musical rush
You can fix it; not a trick just get a ticket because

Hook:
When my mind's going crazy
Your loving might phase me
(Don't stop, don't stop, love me, love me now)
And when I make myself angry
Your presence could change me
(Don't stop, don't stop, love me, love me now)
So if you like the vibrations
Give me your sensations
(Don't stop, don't stop, love me, love me now)
Yea if you want more creations
Call your radio stations
(Don't stop, don't stop, love me, love me now)

I am a man
Not yet successful but I have a plan
I'm working hard I do the best I can
Got to be patient, yes, give me a chance (it's really simple now)

Lean

Hook

I'm not sure about the fame
I just wanna play the game
Let me be the hottest craze
Don't make me anxious now, just love me now
Now that we're on the same page
Could you get me to a stage
I hate it inside this cage
Don't make me anxious now, just love me now

Breakdown/Dubstep

[Don't Stop]
Don't stop don't, don't stop don't
Don't stop don't, don't, don't stop
Don't stop don't, don't stop don't
Don't stop don't, don't, don't stop

Since I was a young boy
Didn't know why music always called me
But I took my dreams into reality
Now I want the world to know about me
I get a little needy
But it's alright I'm just gonna be me
Cus society always tryna change me
But your love see that could be my blessing
(Don't stop giving me love)

Don't stop loving me
Don't stop wanting me
I need love you see
So, so don't stop loving me
(Don't stop giving me love)


Tick tock you don't stop, stop to the -
Tick tock you don't stop, stop to the -

Don't stop giving me love
Track Name: Tonight
You might be the type that I just wanna bring home
I see our future right inside of your eyes
But baby now I'm thinking I should take it slow before “I love you” turns into a “goodbye”

See, I don't wanna rush anything soon
I wanna be chill just spend some good time with you
Hope this is the start of something spanking new
I'll do it different so there's nothing to lose

Hook:
When baby tonight is the night
I think I'm really falling for ya, baby let's get it started
Tonight it's alright
I'm excited to be together, babe, get ready for whatever tonight

I'm the type who might just fall head over heels
When I see someone cute like you walking past
I tend to be impulsive can't do that with you cus baby this right here I'm praying will last

See, I don't wanna rush anything soon
I wanna be chill just spend some good time with you
Hope this is the start of something spanking new
We can play it however way you choose

Hook

Bridge:
Tonight: not gonna jump the gun I'll keep my feelings tight (for you)
Tonight: I'll take this heart of mine and let my love break flight (with you)
Tonight: we'll have a real good time; I'll be the perfect gentleman
Tonight: I'll tell by business babe and share all of my secrets I don't wanna be just friends

Hook
Track Name: The Mood for Love
There's something special bout that moment when you're ready to be loved
The feeling takes you over almost like you might as well explode
I found a joy inside that now I'm hoping to share with someone
Inside, outside I don't give a care if everybody knows

Cus though I'm feeling good all by myself
They say it's better with somebody else
So now my heart is racing to prepare to be loved (by you)

Hook:
Come on swoon me love
I want to be loved
I'm not choosey love
I'm in the mood for love
Don't want groupie love
Just want you me love
This is true me love
I'm in the mood for love

I didn't know my worth I thought I had to jump at every chance I'd get
How can you love someone if you don't love yourself you'll never win my friend
I thought i knew it all but I was pretty slow
I learned to be myself and shut down my ego
So now I'm grateful patiently awaiting the time when this dance begins

Cus even though I'm cool when it's just me
Beyoncé said that 1+1 is we (1+1=2)
So every night & day I'm living just to be loved (by you)

Hook

L-O
V-E
Priceless
Baby
Pure as
Can be
Take it
From me

Cus though I'm feeling good all by myself
They say it's better with somebody else
And even though it's cool when it's just me
Beyoncé said that 1+1 is we

Hook
Track Name: Down With Me (Tonight, Pt. II)
Here you go
In my view
Got me all approaching you
I'm a wreck
Sweating you
But I don't know what to do
Should I play it fast?
Play it slow?
I'm not sure there's something I just need to know from you
Can you open up?
Communicate
Baby can I get your name?
I can spend some time
Share some things
Did you even know I sing?
I'll serenade
Rhythm, blues
Vocalize everything I can give it you

And baby I won't play no games
I am all man
Yo you got me on your team
I'm here for you but only if you're down?

Hook
Down with me (3x)
Come on let's get down (down) to business

I know you're
Feeling me
2 more minutes you'll agree
Can't you tell
I'm for real
Maybe I can seal the deal
I'm so true
Can't you see?
All of your desires are fulfilled by me
You and I
That's a pair
All the girls will look and stare
Let em talk
I don't care
Jealousy with fill the air
When we walk in
It's for sure
I can be the one but you will have to be on board

And baby I won't play no games
I am all man
I can pick you up at 8
But all I need to know is are you down?

Hook

And I picture us inside my brain
I won't bite now don't you be afraid
Come on baby see it's getting late
Let's get down
It won't hurt to just give me a try
Don't you miss this roller coaster ride
Come on baby it would be a crime
Got to get down

I wanna get so lost with you inside this magic aura where we both can be emphatic, ecstatic to be together – gets no better, whatever you want but all I need to know are you down?

Hook
Track Name: Come In
Hi there, pardon, I don't mean to be abrupt
But I noticed it's raining
And you look like you've had it rough
Would you like my umbrella so maybe we can go and talk?
I don't claim to know a lot, but you seem like you are lost
I saw you from my window, and it's breaking my heart in two
Cus I can't imagine all that you must have gone through
Not trying to be a hero but is there something I can do?
Cus I got a vibe that you need more love than's come to you

Lean
(Come over) Please don't be afraid
Trust me with you heart
(Come over) I'm not gonna break
Or tear it apart
(Come over) It's hard in this world
With no friend
I want you to understand you'll find your happiness within

Chorus
So come in, come in
I can't leave you hanging by yourself
You're soaking wet, you need some help
So come in, come in
It would be a shame to see you go
Inside you're safe from all the cold
So come in

Now I know I'm a stranger, and this is definitely strange
For us to be so open when I don't even know your name
But I can tell that you've been broken and experienced pain
And had our roles maybe changed I feel you would do the same

Lean
(Come over) Please don't be afraid
Trust me with you heart
(Come over) I'm not gonna break
Or tear it apart
(Come over) It's hard in this world
With no friend
I want you to understand you have a joy that lies within

Chorus

Vamp
Come in my love
I'm here for you
Won't leave you stranded (you're not alone)
Come in my love
Here's my heart you're
Not empty handed (you're not alone)

Chorus
Chorus/Vamp
Track Name: World of Love
I wanna live in a world of love
I wanna sit back, relax, and have some fun
I wanna have joy that lasts all day
I wanna the whole earth to just come out and play

Cus no matter what we do
Someone's always judging you
Or lying about what ain't true
It's a shame we can't all be cool
The pain we ignore but see
Can't be good for humanity
If we empathize
Maybe we can make things right

Hook:
I wanna live in a world of love (I wanna live in a world of love)
Why can't we live in a world of love? (why can't we live in a world of love?)
Somebody out there just wants some love (somebody out there just wants some love)
Come on and live in a world of love (come on and let's live in a world of love)

I wanna have parties every place
I wanna spread light to the whole human race
I'm sick of taking; I want to give
I want to show children they have lives to live

Cus what they show on TV
Is pretty much hypocrisy
And all the truth that we seek
Is inside if we just believe
But nobody makes it real
The stranger hurting but do you feel him?
Yo If we share our hearts
We can have a brand new start

Hook

So selfish I'm guilty of having wrong priorities
Concerned with all my mess instead of looking for the key to peace
I'm over politics, I wanna know reality
By being openminded we can all be free (free to live in a world of love)

Guitar Solo

Hook
Track Name: Gravity
Verse 1:
She was on her way
She couldn’t stay another day
In town, betrayed by love
A place she called her own
She bought her ticket there
Across the street she starred
And dared to see a man
That was standing alone
That twinkle in his eyes
She’s mesmerized and
Tantalized, aroused by feelings
Thought she’d never know again
Butyet she needed more
Had to explore, open the door
And fill the hole in her heart
From the pain

Lean 1:
Ignored the warning signs
Maybe she crossed the line
But it was for the best
Putting her mind to rest

Chorus:
She said, maybe I can gather the strength
To fall back in love one more time
And give this a try
Cus I’ve been falling for all the wrong things
I’m afraid I’ll fall down
From leaping too high
But just for right now
I want to fall into love with you

Verse 2:
He was too uptight
No joy in sight, a light
Extinguished by the negligence
Of treating right his soul
Just got back in town
Wearing a frown
That’s when he saw a gown
Saved his heart from turning to coal
He wants to show himself
And shelf his outer shell
That’s harmed his health for years
Because he feels there’s such a draw
It seems too hard, but yet
He can’t discard even
The smallest shard of peace
To which he needs to crawl

Lean 2:
The flags he puts to sleep
Connections much too deep
Nowhere to run or hide
Thinking of tears he cried

Chorus:
He said, maybe I can gather the strength
To fall back in love one more time
And give this a try
Cus I’ve been falling for all the wrong things
I’m afraid I’ll fall down
From leaping too high
But just for right now
I want to fall into love with you

Bridge:
She said, I want to give myself and yet
I can’t do things I will regret
Cus I’ve been hurt way too much
He said, My hearts been full of misery
And being open just isn’t for me
I’m scared to move on
She said, I’m wise to not want to roll the dice
Fool me once, don’t fool me twice
But there’s something about you
He said, I’m confused about which way to go
But my love for you, it wants to grow
This feeling’s brand new

Lean 3:
They choose to blindly leap
Like two innocent sheep
Hoping to cause no harm
Jump in each other’s arms

Chorus:
They say, maybe we can gather the strength
To fall back in love one more time
And give this a try
Cus we’ve been falling for all the wrong things
We're afraid we’ll fall down
From leaping too high
But just for right now
Maybe they’ll fall into love
Maybe I can gather the strength
To fall back in love one more time
And give this a try
Cus I’ve been falling for all the wrong things
I’m afraid I’ll fall down
From leaping too high
But just for right now
I want to fall into love with you
Track Name: Cardiac Arrest
I try and I try to know for me what's real
Gets hard to decipher the truth from how others feel
But I can't deny the absence in the beat
Of the little round organ inside my chest cavity

When I'm not with you I can't explain
My feet go numb, my body shakes
No sleep; my blood won't circulate
Must be love sick; I know the pain

Chorus:
And I, I never asked you for nothing
But now I'm hoping for something
Cus when you're gone it's a mess
You've sent me into cardiac arrest
So you gotta come back now I'm needing
Can't stop this eternal bleeding
Cus when you're here there's no stress
You've sent me into cardiac arrest

You've sent me into cardiac arrest

I don't know many things but this I'm sure
You took something important from me when you left that door
Went to the doctor, doctor can't believe
You're the only one that can provide me a remedy

I've never felt so under siege
Captivated romantically
Can't eat, my lungs can hardly breathe
A void has clogged my arteries

Chorus

Bridge:
I (I'd die here and now) won't survive (if you were to) ever stay away
And I (I put up a front) cannot lie (wouldn't have it) any other way
So I'll (wait patiently) though I (can barely think) til we're not apart
Administer my CPR
Cus baby you've stolen my heart
Baby, you've stolen my heart

Chorus