Kid Gloves

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Mictlan: I don’t fight just to bleed / I won’t / I wear my stripes on my sleeve and keep my heart where it’s supposed to be / I know my enemy / Me / Only let my friends close to me / Cleared my head / awoke myself from your broken dream.

Dessa: It gets hard doesn’t it / like love and war is redundant / both demand strong hands strong stomachs / I rock brass knuckles over my kid gloves / like you wake up with busted teeth but know you felt real love.

Hook: You felt real / you felt real love.

Mictlan: She’s got that swagger now / dagger in the back / Flashdance / and frantic answers to questions of fast cash / The
face of an angel with the eyes of an alcoholic / Lookin’ for love but always drunk when it’s callin’ / Got that last call chasing a dream weaver and that’s all / Those lips look like love to lip readers / but up close it’s the worlds deadliest venom / Girl playing woman swimming through men / liquored up to the linen / Daddy’s little under-ager, undercover agent / aging under the covers of a hundred lovers’ faces / but let’s face it / That make-up is wasting her beauty that’s basic / Filling a void, but evasive and vacant / I tried to avoid / but she stays patiently naked / crying wolf to this pagan / until her Maybeline faded into her necklace and bracelet / It made her painless and jaded / I hated to chase her / hated it more when it came to dating / I rock glass fronts over my bare teeth / like you wake up with broken dreams but no you felt real love.


Dessa: Babe it’s work to whistle / if it’s love it’s labor / I’m the first to issue an admission of my bad behavior / I’m a mouthy
little drunk / and I’m a tyrant when I’m angry / clumsy with company / careful with family / Break bones before promises throw stone before towels / I get nervous at parties but I’m like bedrock at hospitals / So fuck my birthstone / what’s my blood type? / Let’s do this thing with a little bold nerve and a little foresight / ‘course I expect the shit to get rough cause it always does in life and love / Best you can do is try to find other survivors / take flight or get fried to wire / they light the briar but
I got your back when you’re feet to the fire love.
Both: Real recognize real like counterfeits rejected / Come correct or kindly leave the table now / Fold your hands but your pocket’s not protected / It takes one to know one and two to double down.
My blood is thicker than liquor / Your skin is thinner than money / I’ve seen a ghost in every picture you’ve taken / This love is hidden in scripture/ My pen is splintered and bloody / I hear a ghost in every record I’m making.


from Doomtree, released July 29, 2008
Raps by Mike Mictlan & Dessa
Beat by Lazerbeak

Recorded by Joe Mabbott at the Hideaway and by Andrew Lucas for Ronin Audio.
Mixed by Joe Mabbott at the Hideaway.
Published by Deity for Hire, Lorem Ipsum & Legend Recognize Legend (ASCAP).


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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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