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Hit Factory

by Coolzey

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1.
They say life is what you make of it So I live every day just like it was a kiss It's in the nature of a dream to fall apart That's why I wasn't surprised when it did There's lots of waiting They say get used to it So tired of waiting I'm through with it I saw a sign that said You have everything that you need I guess I just don't know what to do with it They say you have to keep believing They say you can't quit I say who are you and why are you Telling me how to do it It's all adding on to my mounting disappointment You were the one thing left that was helping me avoid this But if this is the new way Then why should I complain Head first into the fray Throw myself in the way of the next moving train As long as I can think I'll never obey And I've still got your knife No they can't take that away from me This is life without you
2.
Guitar Hero 03:25
You know I've seen some that flaunt it and I've seen some that act like they don't want it I've seen a couple more waiting by the sidelines and a couple more trying to hard to fake shine I know I've seen this before Somebody take a chance Oh yeah It was at that junior high dance Valentine's Day and we were just getting old enough We had the urge so bad it was exploding us No one was bold enough to go up to the girls' side and grab a partner for the slow dance Until I tried After that I was addicted Now I always do it I broke the spell What the hell there was nothing to it Sometimes it's easy to win But sometimes I feel Like I haven't even begun to climb a hill Watching cancer turn my Dad into a skeleton Running pounds and sometimes going to jail again In debt below the poverty line I feel fine Because I know I'm living it all in real time and that's got nothing to do with a clock, killer Actually it pertains to how I rock iller My light's too bright I'm ahead of my time Moved up from washing dishes Now I'm cooking on the line Just another humble artisan Smarter than the average bear Got you shooken on my shine Everybody wants to be a Guitar Hero Everybody wants to be a Rap Star Don't lie I know you wanna be one too You ask me I say of course you should sing Don't be ashamed It's a natural thing We've all seen what happens when you suppress your urges End up perverted like them priests in Catholic churches Don't let anybody ever tell you that you can't Find the balance between self-promo and psychophant It takes all personalities to make humanity Even idiots like Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity Of course you know Stewart and Colbert Got my vote if they ever decide to go there Serious I wish they would Because this is getting old Recession time We got a chance to break the corporate hold Make sure they know we gonna do just what we wanna Fight for your right Attitude Americana Keep growing the ghanja Exposing imposters They can't put it on you Here's mine if you lost yours Respect in the mosh pit Help your brother up when he falls Because it's a Slayer show, bro and that takes balls I thank y'all for your support During this beautiful crisis I call my life Because I know that Everybody wants to be a Guitar Hero Everybody want to be a Rap Star Don't lie I know you wanna be one too
3.
Glasses 04:29
COOLZEY Excuse me May I present an option to consider to choose me Wait, wait Pardon It's just a game but it's my favorite one to play All day the new Coolzey is on and popping like a liquid sword chopping at an unprotected neck I'm taking all y'all shopping if I get money from this There's no stopping you can bet Honey I'm twisted over you like Keith Sweat How much more real I gotta get? More sleep I gotta lose and more meals I gotta skip Yes ever since then I been up in your friends Because they showed me about as much love as a pin-up in the den Just so you know These other women's skin don't feel the same I got no release So now I gotta kill the game and I'm still the same kid you know, bro I'm just damaged like J Mascis because I feel the pain And that's TMI I know It's all how you feel I know and if it's no big deal I go off like a college town punk rock house show Another trick I learned from fans I'm just a vic of circumstance You see me? I'm just a pic that you post on your profile page While I rage, sleep, work and dance And I'm amazed because I stay in amazement But I'm not surprised at GW's replacement Yeah I caught the fever The Hope made a believer in me for just a minute but I can't see no when he say shit Was I just high? Or did he just lie to get paid like people do every day on their resume? I hesitate to say what I really think with this ink because every day to me is like judgment day But looking back I see my footprints and it still sounds like some good shit I never needed your permission anyway I get props everyday I don't care if you think I should spit They can't believe I rock so hard When I lean on my crutch so hard I just don't have the time or the cash to correct it So forward I go I can't believe I got so far with these Glasses falling off the end of my nose I got glasses falling off the end of my nose SCHAFFER And I got, oh my god, oh my eyes, now I’m blind I can’t see all I’ve tossed, all I’ve lost I can’t find And my mind struggles to descramble images and visions Minus 6.5 near-sighted with astigmatism It’s a curse man, worse than the exam before I’m Velma down on all fours feeling around on the floor Frantically panicking handicapped sans glasses Though those windows on my soul’s windows covered in smudges and scratches And I’m staring off into the abyss I’m seeing spots like I’m gazing straight into an eclipse And when I come back, all is black, cataracts Eye patches, asking my fans, “yo, like what did I miss?” And in my youth the truth I knew was skewed all out of kilter Perspective limited by those rose-tinted filters But the spectacles cracked, skeptical of facts, it’s bizarre Looking back I can’t believe I got this far With these glasses falling off the end of my nose I got glasses falling off the end of my nose . . .
4.
Every Jack wants a Jill Every snack wants a meal Everybody wants a deal Every hack wants a deal How you doin Hey what's your plan So you say you're in town Well how long are you staying Better check with the king of this here hill Here let me take the wheel You're gonna get us killed You're gonna Is your world so surreal Are your friends high on pills How you been How you feel Hey now could you just chill Are you feeling all right You've been squealing all night Things were going fine until You just had to get ill You're gonna get us killed You're gonna
5.
Pay Me Slow 03:50
Right now For the minute I'm down Chilling in the cheap seats Hanging from the rafters Ask how I invented my style Wonder who you're working for Black cloud trying to bring me down Do you really want to Do I really have to Lights out like a prison Lights out Must be trying to start a war Walking down the street and all I see is cancer Looking for the radio When they holler at me I don't know the answer All I know is that it Probably doesn't matter When they try to save me I know what they're after Looking for the way to go When they finally pay me Baby when you pay me I want to see you pay me slow And so With a ribbon I go Walking down the runway Trying to have a fun day I know you're enjoying the show Doesn't mean that I am too Black cloud trying to bring me down Do you really want to Do I really have to Maxed out like your credit Maxed out Must be trying to start a war Walking down the street and all I see is cancer Looking for the radio When they holler at me I don't know the answer All I know is that it Probably doesn't matter When they try to save me I know what they're after Looking for the way to go When they finally pay me Baby when you pay me I want to see you pay me slow I want to see you pay me slow I really want to watch you pay me slow
6.
First thing they told me Don't snitch on your homies Next thing you know I'm cold and dying lonely Must have been something that they not told me Must have said something made you not hold me Must have took something because I feel hunted Figured out I could have everything I wanted But then I didn't want it Because it was too easy Next thing you know Not a damn thing please me Cliched and cheesy That's how you see me Yet you're watching E-news and Q.T.ing with your TV Who's seeing 3-D Imax and Disney Man please forgive me if I sound like a hippie But wow I'm tripping off the shit I see daily Work a day job There's not enough you could pay me My time is priceless Later for the monkeys with flashlights Hollering about whose shine the brightest Girls break their necks But my lack of a check Is affecting my flyness Well excuse me your highness Blankies like Linus Emotional me But my asymmetry receive a B minus There's always something there to remind us Emotional baggage we can't put behind I hope someone find us soon We're all alone in our rooms Just waiting to be touched like Midas The Lord made man in his likeness For what just so he'd have someone to fight with Looking for long term in a world of impermanence What about a man you can spend the damn night with Man I'm not like this How could I be so self righteous I'm tripping off the stereotype That's been giving to me as an emcee Whatever it be I swear to god that tonight I'm the hypest Look at me all night While I hold your coat I want to give it up But you don't want to let it go Keep saying it'll be all right But I know it won't Y'all so scared to do something wrong and I can tell I want it the most I hope you find it in your heart to forgive me I fell so hard and I thought you fell with me Couldn't believe when I leave you don't miss me Try to solve the mystery By thinking about our history But that's when it hit me I was still obsessing on a blast from the past But the past does not fit me I grew out of the clothes ten songs ago Seems like so long ago But now your eyes can't get me Because I've seen what lies behind them Tragedy upon tragedy Collected by none other than her majesty Ask myself why it had to be I try not to hate but you stay mad at me I feel the gravity pulling at my heart But I was built for this I bear no more guilt for this I bury my sword up to the hilt for this Life is looking like some scary fun shit to live Underdog out I'm going in Somebody root for this Look at me all night While I hold your coat I want to give it up But you don't want to let it go Keep saying it'll be all right But I know it won't Y'all so scared to do something wrong and I can tell I want it the most
7.
Say Cheese 01:55
Well you gone off on your own All the fussing and fighting damn near made you sick You don't hear me You don't hear me You don't hear me You don't hear me You leave my ass alone So I smoked some grass and grabbed my guitar pick You can't see me You can't see me You can't see me You can't see me I was trying to get my trouble on Baby don't you worry I asked for it You don't owe me You don't owe me You don't owe me shit Goddamn I'm still smiling at the camera, man Go on snap that pic I am getting over what I have to and I am adding on to my shtick Well that's not all that I can do Hold up now I got this other trick You can't rate me You can't rate me You can't rate me You can't rate me After all we've been through Damned if I know what to make of it You can't mold me You can't mold me You can't mold me You can't mold me I'm just trying to stay legit While I'm down here Fighting in this pit You can't make me You can't make me You can't make me sick Goddamn I'm still smiling at the camera, man Go on snap that pic I am getting over what I have to and I am adding on to my shtick
8.
Fish to Sea 04:41
I see what I have done I see what I've become No it's not anyone but me I stand before the sun Exposed to everyone I know it's not far to run Off the dock into the sea The sea it beckons me Offers of comforting Put all your suffering to sleep Submit your legs and lungs A new world has begun Put down your rattle son And dive into the deep I hope I live to see Another victory Another victory for me

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I like the idea of making hits for yourself. Songs that are a hit to you, or something you create that you can enjoy for years. Something with longevity. That's what a hit is to me. Longevity to me and my ears, so that I can present my aesthetic to others. I consider it so many things, but one of them is a responsibility. A responsibility to attempt resonance with my brothers and sisters. What if you made a song of your own that you liked so much that it made you sing along to it like in Risky Business? That's what I'm going for. Also, I believe that the true beauty lies in the imperfections rather than perfection. We'll see how these hold up over time. Enjoy.

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released April 2, 2013

Produced by Zachary Eli Lint
Tracks 1,4,5,7, and 8 recorded by Lucas George Tweedy at Flat Black Studios in Iowa City, IA
Tracks 2, 3, and 6 recorded by Eugene Aloysius Toale at Bedrock in Los Angeles, CA
Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and 7 mastered by Eugene Aloysius Toale at Bedrock
Tracks 5 and 8 mastered by Lucas George Tweedy at Flat Black Studios

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Coolzey Fairfield, Iowa

Golden era hip-hop roots planted in black Iowa dirt are the foundation. Growth tempered by alternative era rock influence. This along with a love for the juxtaposition of the dark, horrific nature of life paired with a slapstick and comedic view of the world allow for a wide, unpredictable arsenal ranging from soul-spilling indie bedroom rock to wise-cracking battle rap and on to radio pop. ... more

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