The Honey

by Coolzey

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about

The Honey was recorded in 2009 and released January 2010. There are 10 songs. Coolzey produced the album with help from Luke Tweedy at Flat Black Studios. The album features Raashan Ahmad, Sadat X, Copywrite, William Elliott Whitmore, Ed Gray, The Rhombus, Schaffer the Darklord, and a host of Iowa City musicians.

This album was created in a whirlwind of joy and pain. Let’s just be friends and have fun together.

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released 29 January 2010
Produced by Coolzey for Public School Records
Captured by Luke Tweedy for Flat Black Studios
Mastered by Carl Saff for Saff Mastering

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Coolzey Los Angeles, California

Welcome to the Coolzey band camp page! If you're looking for the most unabridged collection of my music for streaming this is it. Also, buying from Bandcamp is the best way to show an artist you love them the money comes directly us and goes a long way to help our morale and pay our electric bills. If you want a bio Google me, I'm sick of writing 'em! XOZ ... more

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Track Name: Little by Little
Hey there, how you doing. My name's Zach and I'm 30. I shower once a week so there's a good chance that I'm dirty. I'm a workaholic mental case. I bite my fingernails until they bleed. I like alcohol and weed but I hate cocaine and speed. Greed turns me off, as does jealousy and vengeance. When I do my taxes I claim zero dependents. I'm a Virgo so I'm loyal but commitment terrifies me. I love women but especially brunettes with brown eyes. See, I'm impulsive, diplomatic, charismatic. I like gettin' shit done but most of all I'm about having fun. The ocean and the trees are my favorite MCs. In high school it was the RZA before that it was Chuck D. I must be lucky that I never caught an STD and, oh yes, I go to the Free Medical Clinic frequently. I like to say 'I eat emcees and kill emcees', but really I'm just fed up because they're boring. In short: I just don't feel emcees. Real emcees to me are real people who live life just to enjoy, and never say 'Holler at your boy'. I'm easily disappointed and I'm overly optimistic. I fancy myself as sort of a spiritual mystic. I'm not materialistic but I love my MPC-1000 and my record collection more than my best friends. My mother and my father have given me so much love and unconditional support that I could never thank 'em enough. My Dad put me through college. He said, 'Son, you gotta do this one thing for me, and then after that, you're free.' So I did it. I got myself a college degree. I studied acting, art, religion, and philosophy. There was no stopping me. I was ready for the world, but then I started falling in love with crazy young girls. So many hours spent screamin' and cryin'. Heads and hands goin' through walls. I kept tryin' to make sense of it all. My brain was fryin' so I had to give it up because myself I was denyin'. Now I'm flyin' across the country in a new van. The Iowan American Anglo-Saxon human doin' it for you and you and you and you man. Check my tour schedule for when I'm comin' through man. So fuck a day job and fuck a wack-ass stage show. I'm working my ass off even if I don't get paid, yo, so fuck a dollar bill. I do this for the love and the experience, but also for the free drinks and drugs.
Track Name: The Honey
COOLZEY: Let's take it back one more time. Let's do it again. I'm so sick of people sitting 'round remembering when. Why can't we do it again? Give me one reason why. You gonna sit and reminisce until the day you die? Why did you stop? Did you get scared? Did you feel like you were the only one who cared? Well I'm here to tell you that I'm here to help you see that every single minute that you're living is new.

Inhale the crisp clean January air and quit swatting at the flies, they aren't there. Shake yourself loose. I know that blank stare came from getting hurt and now you're afraid to care. Remember when you ventured to the dragon's lair, tried to snatch the jewels and be a dragon slayer? I love you for that, and you know I don't care whether or not you got the key from the mayor. I know you tried real hard to be a taxpayer until you realized that that shit wasn't fair. Decided that you no longer would be a player and support the greedy bastards who don't know how to share. So you said 'Fuck it. Two tears in a bucket. Pass me the ball I'm gonna run it and tuck it.' Bust through the scrimmage line. I'm not about 'gettin' mine' 'cus life is a cartoon. Word to Roy Lichtenstein.

RHOMBUS: Take off all your clothes. Sneak into a boat. Sail to Africa. Sail.

SCHAFFER THE DARKLORD: Back behind a broken down galleon I found ya with a head full of valium, Stella, and nostalgia with a calendar, countin' down and tallyin', waitin' for a song when the album wasn't out yet. Rapscallion, silly-dilly-dallyin' and couldn't do the show 'cus you were late for the sound check. Sometimes you like to act like nothing matters. Hollerin' 'Forget about it', but you aren't even Italian. You could have been valiant, mounted on a stallion, advancing on a palace on the top of that mountain, a paladin assassin, mighty like a falcon dressed in medals and medallions, but now you wallow in the hollowness of sadness, latched on to past times or that haven't happened. Heart full of malice, bad or badly calloused. Life is a party jam, not some sappy ballad man!

One more time let's do it again. Every moment's in the middle, no beginning or end. No yesterday. No tomorrow. Only this instant. Spoon it up like honey, drizzle it upon your biscuit. There are two meanings of the word present. Today is a gift so go ahead and get it and open it. It's for you. I'm hoping it'll show you that every single minute that you're living is new.

RHOMBUS: Take off all your clothes. Sneak into a boat. Sail to Africa. Sail.
Track Name: Look
COOLZEY and JASON HENNESY:

Do you believe that the devil can smell you? I don't know but it makes me scared. You know you can't leave until Big Poppa tells you. Come on in and set it right over there. Don't you get up unless you wanna get it. I don't wanna have to make you cry. Throw your hands up if you just got acquitted. Spread it out until it feels just right.

Garbage man keep on keepin' it low. No more bullets, time to reload. Lord and master take me below the surface. Now's my time to blow. Gold is black charcoal on brown butcher paper. We rub it out. Electric laser erase the doubt.

Can you get out of the hole that you fell through? I don't know, but I can't look back. Do you believe the statistics we tell you? I'm not jokin' it's the goddamn facts. This shit is whatever you wanna call it. Delta Force, Predator, or Con Air. I only want what you have in your wallet. Stuck again with the same blank stare.

Garbage man keep on keepin' it low. No more bullets, time to reload. Lord and master take me below the surface. Now's my time to blow. Gold is black charcoal on brown butcher paper. We rub it out. Electric laser erase the doubt.
Track Name: Old Machine
There's lots of reefer in this old machine. There's lots of people in my mind. And if I stay out 'til the sun is gone, won't be afraid of what I'll find. There's lots of Jesuses in poetry. There's lots of creatures in my bed. Why did you ask who when you know it's me. We can't remember what was said. Can't keep the fire fed, so I can't stay stoked today.

We come a long way but we still can't sleep. Searching for fires in the night. I always say I don't know anything, but I still know what keeps me light. I tried to give you what you stole from me. You were more comfortable with theft. And here we are you're still approaching me. Why can't you see there's nothing left? You are a liar friend, so I've lost all hope today.