Gander Back

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Mictlan: Hardliner (streak), crack the felt-tip / Clock-winder (tweak), patch the velvet / Cap-gun Air-Soft electric / Eat the face off a centipede / I’ll Metroid your section / A bitter cold heart from a bit of slow start / Pivot on a shitter shitting out a Wonka Gold Card / Inka-drinka bottle of Aquanet / Hock a loogie at lookie-lous / And you? Jockin’ it.

P.O.S: Promise of stressin’ out / Them long days could snap / then split wrists with style like slap braclets / Stack cases
not murder raps but cases / fulla MPC’s, guitars, basses / drum machines, pedals, and crap to murder rap / Yeah, I don’t take a sec to breath I ain’t heard of that / I’m just here to press though / continue to rep Doom / and splinter mess from blow up the spot to wreck rooms.

Sims: Sims hopping in / mid-continent occupant / cold spot non-stopping it / from the stock locked old cops cocking it / who works for who is so obvious / So bend the barrel back / send the Herald that / Nothing but news for the numb with the thumb on snooze for the young / booze for the rest just to keep on pressing / You’re looking fresh but who you impressing?

Hook: Relax, ease back, breathe fast, read maps, breeze past speed traps / We don’t want that / We don’t take that / We don’t need that / save that act / You play the part, we play the blade / We scrape your heart / We came to take the mark.

Sims: And it seems that the heart is the heart of the problem / You want the view from the roof / don’t want to build from the bottom / Truth is we got ‘em / brick by brick over fist with or without ‘em / The road is slick but I steer through / push the pedal with the red-and-blues spinning in the rearview / Top Ramen jar-sipper, bar-ripper / I dig to build, they dig to fill the sifter. P.O.S: We’ll prolly never grow up into a Cosby sweater / Hobby better / yet ever quit / well prolly never / This is not a switch This is in my blood simple as spit / Never rich, never stressed, never poor, never sick / when’s that? / Prolly never / I’ll stick to simple shit / like the beat never left I’ma walk with a little bit of rhythm in my step.

Mictlan: We pocket the Polly, sully, then ollie the ox / rocket the broccoli probably obvi’, we didn’t poli’ the cost / Poppin’ off the collar? / Chilled heat / Call me Sake Bomb / Holla for hobby, all for the offer, now talk to me calm / The Boom-Diggi-Doom / the groove’s in me so move / If you with me then prove / break bread fam / Who emptied the room? / We brought plenty to move / We were too heavy for wombs and cracked diaphragms.


P.O.S: From the frost-bit center of America’s map / a couple cats tryna get a couple hands to clap / Tryna eat, tryna live a little /
Gander back / From the frost-bit center of America’s map / a couple cats tryna shake a little stress with rap / but hold up / We don’t breathe enough / Tryna beat these days but they’re creeping up.


from Doomtree, released July 29, 2008
Raps by Mike Mictlan, P.O.S & Sims
Beat by P.O.S
Cuts by Turbo Nemesis

Recorded by Joe Mabbott at the Hideaway and in the Butler’s Pantry at Doom Manor II.
Mixed by Joe Mabbott at the Hideaway.
Published by Deity for Hire & Sims is a Business (ASCAP) & Half a Kidney, Half a Lung (BMI).


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Doomtree Minneapolis

Doomtree is a collective of seven friends who live in Minneapolis and make music together. They’ve earned acclaim for genre- defying recordings, explosive live performances, and their fierce loyalty to one another. Members include P.O.S, Dessa, Sims, Cecil Otter, Mike Mictlan, Lazerbeak, and Paper Tiger. The DIY outfit has built an international fanbase one city, one show, and one song at a time. ... more

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