Milk Tea Chronicles

by Curbside Jones

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about

Inspired by my travels to Japan after getting married in 2017. I was in a place where I lost the joy of making music and was on the verge of quitting. I had to remember to find my light and draw from the beauty of life to move forward.

This is the journey of a boy who had his light stolen and now wants to regain it.

Find your light.

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released February 19, 2018

Production, Writing, Mixing, Mastering by Curbside Jones
Assisting vocals by OD on All Hung Up
Cover Art by CrystalFace

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Track Name: All Hung Up ft. OD
[Intro: Curbside Jones]
Yo yo yo
I wrote this, I wrote this song that I wanted you to hear

[Hook: OD]
Sorry I can't come to the phone right now
Honestly just leave me alone right now
I'm all messed up inside I'm trying to get right so
I'ma hit you back whenever I find my light
Sorry I can't come to the phone right now
Honestly just leave me alone right now
I'm all messed up inside I'm trying to get right so
I'ma hit you back whenever I find my light

[Verse: Curbside Jones]
I said, "Damn baby, what's that look on your face for?"
She said, "Life is like a game of Phase 10 and I'm stuck on Phase 4!"
Feeling like I can't keep up with everybody outside me but
Every time I see your smile your light is beside me
We all try to find that leap of faith if you fall scream, "Geronimo!"
It won't hurt, trust me, that was me on a long time ago
The Litch stole my light had me feeling like I wasn't worthy
Tryna put up a fight but couldn't understand life's wordplay
Couldn't fill in the blank alphabet soup was all vowels, no consonants
Failed to see my life's prominence so I leapt to different continents
My homie Dijon said my time was on the way for me
Had me FaceTiming God asking for more time in the day for me
Had the Litch in my ear whispering tales of escapism
Don't feel sorry for me I ain't trying to play the victim
Now I walk the road less traveled hoping that it takes me home
I'ma call you later wait, hold up where's my...
[Bridge: OD]
Sorry if I couldn't answer
I was trying to advance but I...
I'ma hit you back
I said sorry if I couldn't answer
I was trying to advance but I...
I'm just trying to get right, yeah

[Hook: OD]
Sorry I can't come to the phone right now
Honestly just leave me alone right now
I'm all messed up inside I'm trying to get right so
I'ma hit you back whenever I find my light
Sorry I can't come to the phone right now
Honestly just leave me alone right now
I'm all messed up inside I'm trying to get right so
I'ma hit you back whenever I find my light
(I'ma hit you back!)

[Outro: The Singers Unlimited]
There was a boy
A very strange enchanted boy
They say he wandered very far, very far
Over land and sea...
Track Name: Ecstatic
Verse 1]
I wrote this 30,000 feet over the Earth's surface
Took a trip to Japan to further understand my purpose
Sleepless in Shibuya, told my wife to pass the ZzzQuil
Took a drag of that jet lag, now it’s time to let that sleep spill
We counting sheep and yo
We counting sheep and uh
We counting sheep and uh
We counting sheep
I gave y'all honesty on my last joint glad y'all came out
Some won’t appreciate it until the pastor sings my name out
I know that sounds morbid, acute depression still dormant
Tears of a clown, every days a performance
Shows don’t stop for one monkey, gotta get that off my back now
About to start a family gotta speak through these raps now
Saw true beauty dancing with my mother for the first time
After my wife walked down the aisle wishing I could reverse time
I'm counting sheep for now
I'm counting sheep and uh
I'm counting sheep for now
I'm counting sheep

[Chorus]
I heard your real dreams come alive in the nighttime
You gotta get up and get yours, there ain't no right time
Open up your heart homie, and let your light shine
Yo let you light shine, let your light shine

[Chorus]
I heard your real dreams come alive in the nighttime
You gotta get up and get yours, there ain't no right time
Open up your heart homie, and let your light shine
Yo let you light shine, let your light shine

[Verse 2]
I tried to see the light through the eyes of a seven year old
He asked why his grandma died and if heaven was in the clouds
I stopped him and asked, "What if we living in heaven right now?"
He said, "No... it's too ugly. Streets should be paved with gold."
So I closed my eyes and tried to picture his scenery
Tried to reflect on self and what does heaven mean to me
Kanye coulda bought his way into heaven but instead he copped a chain
Mo money mo problems grandpa copped our last name
My conscience asked me, "What you live for? What would you kill for? Is it a dollar bill or is there still more?"
Had to travel the globe to change the beauty I behold
So now when I close my eyes I tell him I see gold
Poured out a Calpico for those who couldn't make it as planned
Hiked a mountain in Kyoto but still couldn't touch your hands
You counting sheep forever
You counting sheep and uh
You counting sheep forever
You counting sheep
[Bridge]
Will you still be with me in the morning?
Will you still be with me in the evening?
Will I still see your light when I'm yawning?
Baby you got me fiending
Baby you got me fiending
As light bust through the clouds to clearly remind me you everywhere
Trap house, pavements, and burbs
My people let your light shine ya let your light shine
My people let your light shine, let your light shine

[Bridge]
Will you still be with me in the morning?
Will you still be with me in the evening?
Will I still see your light when I'm yawning?
Baby you got me fiending
Baby you got me fiending
As light bust through the clouds to clearly remind me you everywhere
Trap house, pavements, and burbs
My people let your light shine ya let your light shine
My people let your light shine, let your light shine
Track Name: Milk Tea Interlude
Part 1

[Verse]
Girl you threw me through a loop like judo
This can't be pseudo
Follow you to the end of the Earth for barking Kujos, kudos
Dawg I ain't like them other cats my breed is much different
Not lying on your ingredients or significance, remember it
I'm pretty sure there's a song featuring Drake about you on the radio
Don't quote me though cause you know I don't partake in or use the radio
I got some milk tea put your hands in the air now
Yeah, now put your hands in the air now
I ain't sexy enough to do "The Light" like Common
Just want you as the side of milk tea to my ramen
Yo I hope that was flattering
Got you ringed up like Saturn and
Envisioning sounds of our baby's feet pitter-pattering
Across marble floors I swear you don't know na'an nigga
That'll love you like I do and flee to Japan wit'cha
Ms. Milk Tea let me take the top off your bottle
Damn I love the way you taste gotta save some for tomorrow, morrow

[Chorus]
Open, sip, then repeat
Open, sip, then repeat
Open, sip, then repeat
We got that milk tea
We got that milk tea
Open, sip, then repeat
Open, sip, then repeat
Open, sip, then repeat
We got that milk tea
We got that milk tea


Part 2

[Freestyle]
Yo, uh 1, 2, 1, 2 it's like
Yo let's get it yo
Catch me in Shibuya chilling in the cut like gangrene
¥100 just to get you from the vending machine
Open your top, let the love pour like saline
That's for the love sickness it's amazing, stargazing
Your light is omnipresent never evanescent, I feel it/I feel lit
As long as she here I'm forever present, let's get it
Baby baby c'mon, baby baby c'mon, baby baby c'mon yo
If you got some milk tea put your hands in the air now
Yo, now put your hands in the air now
If you got some milk tea put your hands in the air now
Yo, put your hands in the air now
Yo, yo yo yo yo yo uh
Yo yo yo yo yo, uh
Yo, yo yo yo yo yo
Y-y-yo yo y-y-y-yo yo
Track Name: Escape The Litch
[Hook]
Riding on this train, uh yeah
Got my thoughts going 'round and 'round
Riding on this train, yeah uh
Got my thoughts going 'round and 'round
Riding on this train, uh yeah
Got my thoughts going 'round and 'round
Riding on this train, yeah uh
Got my thoughts going 'round and 'round

[Verse 1]
On my way to Osaka wishing my friends could be here
Let's be clear strangers disappear my friends need seats here
It's a celebration fam got me feeling like we made it
My homie Sam would say, "It's chill" but I know he'd be elated
Though we continents apart
Just know I keep you in my heart
Though we continents apart
I hope y'all keep me in your hearts
When we land in Austin tell Yermaine to heat up that game night
Don't worry y'all in August we all gonna be on the same flight

[Hook]
Riding on this train, uh yeah
Got my thoughts going 'round and 'round
Riding on this train, yeah uh
Got my thoughts going 'round and 'round
Riding on this train, uh yeah
Got my thoughts going 'round and 'round
Riding on this train, yeah uh
Got my thoughts going 'round and 'round


[Verse 2]
I heard there's no sympathy for losing the notes to life's symphony
Because once you lack empathy everyone is your enemy
Damn, almost forgot everybody got a life just like I do (true, true)
So that's why I gotta cherish the moments that I spend beside you
Though we miles apart
I gotta keep y'all in my heart
Though we miles apart
I hope y'all keep me in your hearts
When I get off work tell Yermaine to heat up that game night
Let's talk about our adventures when we all had that same flight

[Hook]
Riding on this train, uh yeah
Got my thoughts going 'round and 'round
Riding on this train, yeah uh
Got my thoughts going 'round and 'round
Riding on this train, uh yeah
Got my thoughts going 'round and 'round
Riding on this train, yeah uh
Got my thoughts going 'round and 'round