"Shoot Down The Stars" as written by Sam Hollander, David Katz, Disashi Lumumba-kasongo, Travis Mccoy and Matthew Mcginley....
Eighty-one was the year shit hit the fan in a major way
I sat there for an inspiring artist
Almost twenty years after the fact I'm still on my hustle
Diggin' graves for an inspiring artist
Pushing daises up
And never compromise the arts and make a crowd clap
Shit on since the first show
But we turned feces to fertilizer
So when you diss, it's just food for the flowers to grow
Sold fifteen plus out of backpacks, no trunks
Too young to drive
But live hip hop
And the kids are upstate kids that thought rap was past tense, hence the last name
Got name for playing basements and such and making songs that our friends loved
And when the fish bowl got too small to hold the goldfish
We filled our gills with water and ripped that mother fucker like...

So take a step back
And a breath in
Let it out now
Put your chin up
You can do it, tiger
You a man now
And in your dream it's time to do the best you can now

[Chorus]
So break ourselves down
And build ourselves up in disappointment
How fragile we are
So fragile we are; we just don't show it
Shake up this town
And shoot down the stars for our enjoyment
So sexy we are
So sexy we are; we just don't know it

This is what you wanted, right?
How many nights were spent pouring out your guts, dummy?
How many punishments endured for fucking up in school?
How many teachers proved wrong by writing songs instead?
My point exactly
But you knew you had a spark, did you?
Something producin' to the dreams your pop's dreams lent you
Stay focused when nothing seemed to make sense
Stealing verses with that Cassius Clay confidence
Sometimes you stubborn as shit; that's the McCoy in you
You learn to be a man without losing the boy in you
Just do your thing, man

So take a step back
And a breath in
Let it out now
Put your chin up
You can do it, tiger
You a man now
And in your dream it's time to do the best you can now

So take a step back
And a breath in
Let it out now
Put your chin up
You can do it, tiger
You a man now
And in your dream it's time to do the best you can now

[Chorus]

We break ourselves down
And build ourselves up in disappointment
How fragile we are
So fragile we are; we just don't show it
We shake up this town
And shoot down the stars for our enjoyment
So sexy we are
So sexy we are; we just don't know it

So take a step back
And a breath in
Let it out now
Put your chin up
You can do it, tiger
You a man now
And in your dream it's time to do the best you can now

[Chorus]


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"Shoot Down the Stars" as written by Disashi Lumumba-kasongo David Katz

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    General Commentcash's clay should be "cassius clay"
    tjwellson July 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSounds like it's their journey through the industry starting to the bottom and getting to where they are at now. Pretty good. Not the best from School Children but good.
    360degreeson July 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's "aspiring artist", not "inspiring artist".
    G3ebbos8on August 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so good. I'm amazed there aren't more lyrics. Maybe only I love it and I'm a weirdo...I really hope it isn't that. Anyways back to the song:

    The song is about how they started they're careers as musicians. They had to risk everything and jump into it without looking.

    "And when the fish bowl got too small to hold the goldfish
    We filled our gills with water and ripped that mother fucker like"
    Freeloader900on November 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSorry, not lyrics, comments I meant in my last comment.
    Freeloader900on November 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is my favorite by GCH.

    it's easy to figure out
    it's just about
    doing what you want
    confidence/self - esteem etc.
    aloha.loveson December 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbest song by them. EVER.
    xsilentrhapsodyxon January 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song makes me feel hopeful.

    "So take a step back
    And a breath in
    Let it out now
    Put your chin up
    You can do it tiger
    You a man now
    And in your dream it's time to do the best you can now"
    Scream on rooftops*on February 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love how he refer's to his own last name.
    like he's talking to himself.
    "that's the McCoy in you"
    xdani961on February 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commentgreat song all around, all about their starting out and making it to where they are now, staying focused and positive...
    afterglowrxon February 14, 2007   Link

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