"Life in Marvelous Times" as written by Dante Smith and Writers / Unknown....
Bright moments

Bright moments always come back vivid.

The fifth great was epic citywide test pressure
The pre-crack era!

Mr. Schollmen, what a prick, attitude matches wardrobe, uglier then sin.

This is Bed Stuy 82'
9th floor three tiny rooms one view.
Buck-town, Roosevelt house
They green grass is green
Our green grass is brown.

Shots rang my phone wasn't touch tone
A heavy beef in the street
ET had to flee

Grey heavens! good grief!
Hungry bellies!
Bright gold on they teeth!

The windows on the Ave look like sad eyes
They fix their sharp gaze on you when you pass by
And if you dare to stand, you can see em cry

You can watch em scowl
Feel them prowl
Wall and study every inch about you
Fast math measuring what you amount to

The laughter, the screams!
The numeral, the song of Psalms
The book of dreams!

Ends don't meet where the arms can't reach
Mean streets
Even when its free it ain't cheap.
On going saga, terminal diagnosis,
Basic survival requires super heroics.

No space in the budget for a cake
It's when you gotta fly by night to save the day

Crash-landings routinely happen
Some survive, others never rise from the ashes.

Watching asphalt and observing the Sabbath.
Creates an ecstatic and there you have it

From teenage love
Praying in tongue
Strange fruit, batty boots and native drums

From hence I come
So here we go
Signs and wonders all along the road

Some lies open
Some lies close
Some stretchers role with no lies at all.
Some riders don't know what they riding for

Hands on the wheel and their mind is gone
Wherever you ride, whatever your name,
This raw cold life is a beautiful thing

And we are alive in amazing times
Delicate hearts, diabolical minds

Revelations, hatred, love and war.
And more and more and more and more
And more of less than ever before
It's just too much more for your mind to absorb

It's scary like hell, but there's no doubt
We can't be alive in no time but now!


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"Life in Marvelous Times" as written by Gilles Bousquet Dante Smith

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    My OpinionPerfect song!
    BlueLineson October 13, 2009   Link
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    General CommentCorrect Lyrics:
    Bright moments…
    Bright moments always come back vivid

    The fifth grade was epic
    City wide test pressure
    The pre-crack era
    Mr. Schulman; what a prick
    Attitude match his wardrobe; uglier than sin
    This is Bedstuy ’82
    Ninth floor, three tiny rooms, one view
    Buck town, Roosevelt house
    They green grass is green, our green grass is brown
    Shots rang, my phone wasn’t touch-tone
    Heavy beef in the street, E.T. had to flee
    Great heavens, good grief
    Hungry bellies, bright gold on they teeth

    The windows on the ave. look like sad eyes
    They fix a sharp gaze on ya when you pass by
    And if you dare to stare you can see ‘em cry
    You can watch em scowl, feel em prowl
    ?While they study size? and every inch about you
    Fast math measuring’ what you amount to
    The laughter, the screams
    The number roll, the Song of Songs, the Book of Dreams
    Ends don’t meet where the arms can’t reach
    Mean streets, even when it’s free it ain’t cheap
    Ongoing saga, terminal diagnosis
    Basic survival requires super heroics
    No space in the budget for a cake
    It’s when you gotta fly-by-night to save the day

    Crash landings routinely happen
    Some survive others never rise from the ashes
    Watch your asphalt and observin’ the Sabbath
    Creates an ecstatic and there you have it
    From teenage love, praying tongues
    Strange fruits, bally boots, and native drums
    From hence I come to here we go
    Signs and wonders all along the road
    Some lines open, some lines closed
    Some stretches of road with no lines at all
    Some riders don’t know what they ridin’ for
    Hands on the wheel and they mind is gone
    What ever ya ride, what ever ya lane
    This road called life is a beautiful thing

    And we are alive in amazing times
    Delicate hearts, diabolical minds
    Revelations, hatred, love, and war
    And more and more and more and more
    And more of less than ever before
    It’s just too much “more” for your mind to absorb
    It’s scary like hell but there’s no doubt
    We can’t be alive in no time but NOW

    It’s just another shot to the heart
    It’s just a sure shot in the dark
    It’s just another place in the stars

    Wonders on every side
    Life in marvelous time
    (Life in marvelous time)

    Ride… everywhere
    All over the world
    You can feel it
    All over the world
    Feel hiiis spirit rise everywhere

    It’s just sure shot to the heart
    It’s just a sure shot in the dark
    It’s just another place in the stars

    Wonders on every side
    Life in marvelous time
    (Life in marvelous time)
    Kuzynon June 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me this song is about fallen grace, about how people once in there prime, rise up and go back into the life they lived.
    Mike Tyson comes to mind.
    khaledoniaon July 11, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI was convinced it was 'No from in the budget for a cape' rather than cake - this ties in better with the next line about flying by night to save the day.
    fredthe3rdon December 10, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThat's obviously meant to say space not from - not sure what happened there.
    fredthe3rdon December 10, 2011   Link

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