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Just Musica + Skope = Swamp Lake.

While both artists have been making music together for a number of years, Bombay marks the first official release for Swamp Lake.

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released May 11, 2011

All songs written by Skope & Just Musica (except Bang Bang & Audio Pro, written by Skope, Just Musica & UsVsThem)

All songs produces, recorded & mixed by Just Musica at Herb East Studios, Oakland CA.

Guitar on 7, Keys & Guitar on 8 & Bass guitar on 10 by Kent Clayton

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Track Name: Topsy Turvy World
(Just)
There was once a time that I believed in our government
Working so hard like the prisoner of a mothership
All day long, and no play
But that’s no way for us to spend our days
So I learned to walk the other way
haven’t looked back
No matter what your friends say
We were born to spell it out
So mother fuckers in the future learn to figure it out

(Skope)
As a good little busy bee
I didn’t see it as a prison see
Were all differently programmed
But the missing piece of
My own damn mind
Left me incomplete
I didn’t waive a white flag or admit defeat
But they don’t fight fair so a victory
Is quite rare
If you don’t know your history
And block out all the pain and misery

(Just & Skope)
Indigo
Feel the flow
Of the voice that’s inside
Let it go, in and out
First were born then we die
And I try, but the truth is a lie
From the guy in the sky
That you talk about - Blind in the eye
On your forehead,
Mad blood shed for the cause
Theres a clause in the contract
Lost in the fog
Null and void man., Lost in the fog
Head straight clogged and your lost in the fog

And they say, they want to teach our kids how to be leaders
But how can you lead the troops,
If your not a believer ?
and they say they want to teach our kids how to stand up and how to be leaders,
but you can’t really lead the troops, if your not a believer

(Skope)
How do you cope when your dreams are shattered ?
No hope,
it doesn’t even matter
it seems like the seams are splitt and the scene is shit
why do I need to even exsist
everything I believe is a myth
and I’ve fallen deep in the abyss
but im crawling out of the myst
to prove to all of you its not a bottomless pit

(Just)
chemicals dropped from the planes that keep us stressed out
time is of the essance 2010 is in the past now
its somehow been leading to this
two years left what the myans predicted
its kind of like looking at the hour glass
staring at the last grains of sand as the minutes pass you by
before its all just a memory
living as a mystery deep inside infinite


CHORUS

And they say, they want to teach our kids how to be leaders
But how can you lead the troops
If your not a believer ?
and they say they want to teach our kids how to stand up and how to be leaders,
but you can’t really lead the troops, if your not a believer
Track Name: Bang Bang feat. UsVsThem
BANG BANG

(Just)
Theres a dozen reason why you keep your head in the sand
Because ignorance is bliss,
Yeah I get man I understand
Its really difficult
To be have an individual identity
When everything original is criminal
And ridiculed by major publications and such
Cause parallases without proper analysis
Busted by a loose change video
That cripples corruption
Distract the people by pushing a red button of
Who said, who did it
He’s a terrorist
finish him with a deadly attack
of snake venom by a lyrasist
while the rich get richer from stocks
the middle class staying warm from a blanket full of small pox
same story and its written in code
of double talk illuminated by the few who control
ive got a remedy to nullify the fear they ignite
you can hear the bang echo in the dead of the night

and it sounded like bang bang bang
(x4)

(UsVsThem)
feeling short of breath like I’m in a sleeper hold
cant slow down doing 90 over pot holes
exposing plot holes in the fold of what your used to
pick up shattered glass and hold it fast with some crazy glue
you got to be at least a little crazy to get through
you got to stand out of the pack or they gonna forget you
on the attack never slack but I stay cool
can’t let the day to day, pay to play rattle me
and get a salary and hov mentality
loose your grip and you flip on reality
you can casually walk into a casualty
pink slip and end up stepping off a balcony
no man is safe from
what you’ve become when you’ve got to fight for every crum
and the snakes acting fake with a fork toungue
trying to help some, but you looking out for number 1


(theres a war going on outside no man is safe from / you can run, but you cant hide forever)
and it sounded like bang bang bang

(Skope)
We come packing heat, cause its cold on the street
And you got to make a fire if you want to eat
You got to catch a rat, cook it with a ketchup packet
Pack your shit and go before the pigs come and snatch it
Put the ball in the basket
Nail in the coffin
Closed casket
For those bastards
you got to fight for it, you can’t quit or forfeit
Or get fucked by a thug Chuck Norris
Theres a war going on inside
You can’t escape from - filthy kisses with snake tongues
In the 510, you got to keep it live
Or get swallowed whole, and end deep inside the beast
Instead of inside riding beats
Is where you’ll find me til’ I’m deceased
With rabies or lime disease
Or maybe freeze
When its 95 degrees

(chorus)
And it sounded like bang bang bang
Track Name: Becoming Calm Again
(Chorus)
(Just)
In the Middle of the Night
When your terrified with fright
You can turn on that light
And be calm again

(Just)
And become again –
what you want to be tomorrow
and become again,
because your dreams should be followed
dont settle for a dead end job
inside a cube
working for a jerk, with a lousy attidude
that ain’t you –no no man
that ain’t you, or what you were born to do

(Skope)
Nah na na,
I was born to be free
No man stands as god above me
We must live collectively together
That’s how its meant to be
We all make our path
Everyday that’s past
Is a day that we can never take back
We walk that path as the seasons pass
Knowing that we can never go back

(Chorus)
(Just)
So step out the dark, and step into the light
let go the stress, and let it ignite
We are all born equal & were all different people
This is the first page, of your lifes given sequal

In the Middle of the Night
When your terrified with fright
You can turn on that light
And be calm again

(Skope)
Sun rises
New days dawn
Surprised to find that the mood aint wrong
Hope fills the air
Instead of dispair
Don’t feel the pain, and forget it was there
Nobody said it was fair
The struggles seems endless
it left me hopeless, broken and friendless
But so independent, I fight for each second
Lifes too short to focus on the exit

(Just)
& we comin w the boom bap rap you like bumpin in your ride
All alone on a drive by the Oceanside
Windows down, volume up
Is how I like it to try to keep it so my shit will thump
From here to where you come from
Try to make it so you feel it in your soul and achy breaky ecto skeleton
Its just a piece of me I want to share,
And I don’t care if you pick apart the stuff we put out there
Its for me, more than its for you
Unless you let it soak inside of you, and let it in your attitude
And theres a chance that you get it, and it clicks
Like when your out skating, and you land your first kick flip

(Skope)
After 1000 tries you’ve got it now,
So don’t give up and don’t let down
Not now man
Your almost there,
So live your dreams and forget your nightmares

Chorus
(Just)
In the Middle of the Night
When your terrified with fright
You can turn on that light
And be calm again
Track Name: Bombay
BOMBAY
(Just & Skope)
It’s the very first page in my rhyme book
So I’m a bring it bring it back
Right back to basics

(Skope)
Yo its Just and Skope-a-nator
In the home of the Oakland raiders
We’ve got trees like all day
Got a new strain call it Bombay
Our warriors will raid your ark
Like 49 giant sharks
Sunsets in Richmond
And if you want Mexican check the mission
From the Height to the Golden Gate
The shit is great man, no debate
I like hiking and fishing trips
High on the rock down at mission cliffs
Man life is too short and that’s the same from the bay to new york
They say life is too short, and that’s the same from the bay all the way to new york

(Just & Skope)
Living in the hills of Oakland California
We got trees like all day
Fools spray shots
I think I better warn ya’
Got a new strain call it Bombay
Living in the streets of Oakland California
From the city to san jose
Fools spray shots in think I better warn ya
I love it here, call it Bombay

(Just)
Living in the hills of Oakland California,
510 thumb tack on your map
fools spray shots I think I better warn ya – cops killing kids (cops killing kids)
Living in the streets of Oakland California
510 thumbtack on your map
Fools spray shots I think I better warn ya –
cops killing kids , O Grant on the train tracks
Revolution rise up, one time for your mind
Population getting sized up
Got a rock steady fist
Drinking water by the fifths,
Captivating hope that you can handle this
I think not,
I’ve got a lot of information locked away to keep your mind molten hot
Smash fools hella hard to make em crazy
Ghost ride your whip, just like your Patrick Swayze


(Just & Skope)
It’s the very first page in my rhyme book
So I’m a bring it bring it back
Right back to basics
It’s the very first page in my rhyme book
So im a bring it bring it - back - right back to basics

Living in the hills of Oakland California
We got trees like all day
Fools spray shots
I think I better warn ya’
Got a new strain call it Bombay
Living in the streets of Oakland California
From the city to san jose
Fools spray shots in think I better warn ya
I love it here, call it Bombay
Track Name: Dont Look Back
DON’T LOOK BACK

(Just)
Open up just a little bit
Keep it simple for the idiots
You know im fuckin with you
if you are illiterate, but if you are…
Than I’m really sorry that the system failed you
Nailed you
to that cross-road situation your in
kind of like the cross you’ve been praying to ever since you was a little kid
but now your sad and sorry,
got your nuts in the glory hole,
wishing that your hand was just a little more powerful

so you can go all in, one swoop
instead your getting head in the stall of the bathroom
chillin with a picture of jenna Jamison inside of your head
getting brain and then complaining bout the woman that you married
at home, got you feeling alone
broken car, and got a sky high phone bill from roaming on the road
no minutes till 9 for 3 weeks
but that’ll never work, cause your girl will beef

if she can’t reach yo ass within the first three rings
got her thinking that your probably kicking it & doing things
with other girls,
because they come a dime a dozen
especially the ones that you seem to fall in love with
but that’s another conversation for another time
always on the grind,
got her always on your mind
got me thinking all about the rhymes I could kick
all the ass I could get, if my ass got legit

and I got my shit together
but for worst or the better
this is how it has to be
but it will change like the weather
driving in the fast lane, moving hella slow
acting like an asshole, talking through the whole show
& for the record
this is a strict violion
if I’m ever put into a single situation –
I’ve got no patience for an idi-ot
So don’t spray no allegations
I hold it down, when I moving towards the final destination
Don’t Look Down
Don’t Look Back

(Skope)
The names Skope, incase you didn’t know
Right now were living out in the east O, yo
The weather’s nice, and the rent is low
And its just a bart ride from san Francisco, so
I got time to work on my flow, oh
And smoke herb, your herbs so lets go, woah
Pack it up with Just and Rick Steezy
Lifes hard but we make it look easy
9 to 5 makes me queezy
its like a cd
that keeps repeating
over and over, I’m closer and closer
to sticking a fork, inside of the toaster
but instead of rolling over, I decided to control
all the pieces of my life
that are part of my soul
if you go for your goals, go hard or go home
more holes in your plot than they got in the o zone
your like a snow cone
in the sunshine
running slow mo from popo... one time
for your mind a new Skope and Just song
known to bust flows from dusk till dawn, and dawn back to dusk
pack it up, in the bong or the bowl I don’t give a fuck


(Just) what about a spliff or a blunt?
yeah, that’s the ticket c’mon don’t front

Don’t look Down
Don’t look Back
Track Name: Ghost Rider
GHOSTRIDE

(Skope)
Yo this is my hyphy track
Gotta take your wifey back
To the studio, but I promise that we’ll be right back
Just gonna smoke a sack
Of that Oakland crack
I’m talking weed, just a feign for the greeny green
And purple orange kush,
Man fuck george bush
With dick chaney’s dick
Damn those two make me sick
Back to the weed man,
Fucking thc man
Luckily the police man don’t fuck with me in Oakland

(Just)
Living where its medicated
As a sleeping aid a patient
Went to get a bag of herb and smoke it with his friends
In the studio
Where we took your girl, and she took it like a champ
I don’t even think she gagged a little bit,… mmmm
But I saw her spit it out when she went to get a drink
In the bathroom, on another gully type of trip
In the backroom, she was sucking like a vacuum
Hover buster busted on her like an improv joke
Lincoln loggin cabin fever, got a cleaver shaving beavers
on a marijuana carpet ride a long time
that’ll make your mellon split, give you change without no counterfit material
because we on some Oakland hyphy shit

and it makes you want to ghostride
and it makes you want to ghostride
(Repeated twice)
Track Name: Audio Pro feat. UsVsThem
AUDIOPRO

(UsVsThem)
Eyes adjustin to the sun,
Hard to see
Drank my whisky now its on the coffee
Can’t let the daily grind me up
Into broken pieces zoned out like a zombie
Trying to make something from nothing
A disease, an obsession, a fight, and a struggle
How my lip get busted
Life is hard, and its knuckles are dusted
But I strike with a box cutter type
C4 switchblade pipe bomb dynomite
Final fight, and the fight gets dirty
How do I plead to homicide, lyrics and fury
Lights low like a say once
Try to find a pattern in the chaos
Things are moving but I stay calm
Find an eye in the storm against all odds

And you can try to play god, sometimes it gets colder than a graveyard
You get burned you get scarred, you give up, you swing hard
And you can try to play god, sometimes it gets colder than a graveyard
But than you find a shelter and a few more pieces put the puzzle together

(Just)
And he’s known to the town as a starving artist
Posted on the corner where he works his hardest
Surviving on the tips that we put in his box
Steady on the path, most consider to be lost
Covered in ink, conspiracy nut to make you stop and think
About alien abductions, builderberg functions,
lost inside a rabbit hole of digital destruction
Hes an analog guy, likes to move slow
Likes to get high
Work with his hands whenever he can, and have great conversations with those who understand him
But the sad part is, to most he’s a ghost where the black crows live
Goes against the grain
Got your brain, up in a vice grip
Few complain about the novacaine, pumping the pain to keep your mind numb
Fluoride dumped inside the water that you drink from
Blast the news and catch blues
Wonder why wifey’s got a bad attitude
But he still likes to smile
Hitchhike a ride to go the extra mile,
Performing at a packed show, in addition to an artist he’s an audio pro

(Skope)
Back to the streets to make ends meet,
If all goes well he’ll eat this weak,
Got a box of tapes, a box of cd’s and a hard drives full of mp3’s
Pockets packed with the trees
He’s on his way, back to the breeze
Necessities, he sells recipes
and has purpose in every breath he breaths
His flesh, it bleeds and if disease takes whats left he’ll still believe
In the path he took on foot just gravel
No judge or jury or gavel
Badly wounded full of shrapnel
Barely got one wheel on its axel
But he’s got a meal on, and that ill
Cause its cold in the graveyard and that’s real

(Just)
And you can try to play god, sometimes it gets colder than a graveyard
You get burned you get scarred, you give up, you swing hard
And you can try to play god, sometimes it gets colder than a graveyard
But than you find a shelter and a few more pieces put the puzzle together
Track Name: Fishermen
FISHERMAN


(Just)
Almost everyone I know, they try to stack chips
One false move, and it all disappears quick
And that’s the good and the bad,
How the cards fall
Taking everything you have
I’m not no pro, but yo I got a bankroll
And I’m not the kind of person to fold
A good hand when I’ve got it
You play weak, and I’ll spot it
Put you all in, call your bluff like an audit
You see, theres shark’s in the tank
know a fish when they see it
Try to take you to the bank
So, you’ve gotta learn to play a little more tight
Cause a fish out of water get’s consumed every night
I like to play at bay 101
Eating all the little fish, Like a dish of fresh salmon
High steak’s on the side
You got some luck, let it ride
Just know when to step aside


(chorus)(Just & Skope)
lay em down
lay em down, down, down,
gotta learn
learn to lay em down
lay em down or go all in, and feel your heart poundin’,
lay em down, down
got to learn, learn to lay em down down
lay em down or go all in, so how you feel now ?

(Skope)
Hands sweaty
Heart beatin, the sharks start eatin
When they smell blood, stuck in the deep end
Floppin’, twistin and turning’ no insurance
And now river feels more like a furnace
Your all in, but over your head
You glance back at your hands
They’re covered in red
You got a lot of heart, but watch with dread
As the last street leads to a clover instead
Hold em’ or fold em, the moment is golden
They try to finish off a skittish opponent
As the minutes have slowed to a crawl,
and all the fish – try to make a bold call
so many dreams have been flushed
take the bait and straight up get crushed
by a fishing magician – I say now
you gotta know when to push , and when to lay em down

(chorus)(Just & Skope)
lay em down
lay em down, down, down,
gotta learn
learn to lay em down
lay em down or go all in, and feel your heart poundin’,
lay em down, down
got to learn, learn to lay em down down
lay em down or go all in, so how you feel now ?




(Just)
Focused on the cards
Straight stuck in the zone,
Just won a tourney in the comfort of my own home
full tilt on the cell phone
sitting with the big dog’s
throwin em all a small bone

yup

re raise em like I was a knit wit
actin like I’ve never played before
and I don’t really even know shit
and that’s far from the truth though
not like a hot shot, really I’m just so-so at it

backdoor flush to crush
I’ve got the ace in my hand
So I know I’ve got the pure nuts
I check, they bluff –
Put their whole stack right in front,
So now I know I’m bout to double up

yup

it’s a real easy read,
when a maniac is raising frequenly
without no strategy
its fun to take em out with a sell
now he’s screaming bloody hell
to his friends about the way he fell – down, down, down



(chorus)(Just & Skope)
lay em down
lay em down, down, down,
gotta learn
learn to lay em down
lay em down or go all in, and feel your heart poundin’,
lay em down, down
got to learn, learn to lay em down down
lay em down or go all in, so how you feel now ?



(Skope)
I feel like the king of the castle
When a pair in the pocket came to hassle my queens
So I took em to battle, this fool didn’t seem to know
How shallow these rivers run
Just before the flood
And paint the entire board red as blood, yo
And before its all said and done
You realize that you can’t trust anyone
So you stack your chips, by acting tough
And pushing back on a fish, who likes to bluff
With a whole bunch, of that shitty stuff
In life, you got to take off those kitty gloves
Don’t let a bad beat – ruin your summer
And fifth street is the road for the runner runner
Stay on your game and say it now
You got to learn when to push and when to lay it down



(chorus)(Just & Skope)
lay em down
lay em down, down, down,
gotta learn
learn to lay em down
lay em down or go all in, and feel your heart poundin’,
lay em down, down
got to learn, learn to lay em down down
lay em down or go all in, so how you feel now ?
Track Name: Quiet the Storm
QUIET THE STORM


(Just)
Quiet the Storm
Beware
They try and quiet the storm
So be aware

Taking shelter
In the house of cards
These walls once stood strong and tall,
Are ready to fall
Guards all around on the premises
Acting as an arch nemasis
That they talk about in genesis

We battle like true soldiers do
Fight for the cause
Cause that’s what were here to do
Battle like were not be fucked with
If the shit hit the fan & the quiet storm erupted

got me thinking every pig pens currupt
& now my mind racing
like a lambo vs a pick up truck
you don’t want to step up
because your bound to get mowed
by an elevated bunch of us

we got a lot of power inside of the numbers that we roll with
sit & smoke a bowl, with the music that we pass upon
& we can talk about change
& how to alter brain waves to deconstruct this Babylon


chorus
(Just)
Quiet the storm
Beware
They try and quiet the storm
Be aware


(Skope)
They try to quiet us, quiet the storm by using violence
Defy the norm, no we won’t be silenced
Using whatever strengths inside us
And when the times right, we’ll strike the tyrants
They act so pious, Its fake those liars,
act like we won’t throw em in a lake of fire
but when you stand in between a man and his purpose
don’t be surprised when it turns into a circus
and I don’t mean a flying trapeze
I mean when he’s gotta a 45 he’s dying to squeeze
I see that a lot of snakes like to hide in the trees
And only come when the sunshine recedes
Like vampires
But their drive is greed
And inside they fiend for a god that’s green
But I’m not your slave, and I’m not a machine
I’m a free man, and a human being

chorus

Quiet the storm
Beware
They try and quiet the storm
Be aware

(Just & Skope)
Its all Anger hate
Sex greed
Happiness love
connections belief
resentment lust
sin & rage
compassion & beauty
its all the same page
compassion duality
its all the same page

Quiet the storm
Beware
They try and quiet the storm
Be aware
Track Name: One 0 One
ONE 0 ONE

(Just)
It usually begins with a kick drum
Followed by a pattern of hi hats
That Rumble in the cranium
For a minute
just before I get in it
I start to focus on the feeling
Where the sky is the limit

And we’ll pass it through compressors
just to keep it sounding slick
got an infinite amounts of sounds
to mess around with
very naturally,
it leaves a lot open roads
when your sculpting up the audio

This is a part of my every day endeavor
So no matter the weather,
I try to find a way to put it all together
Into (all these) sound waves,
exhibit and show
What it takes to build breaks, to come through your stereo

And chances are, you’ll never catch a click track
Got impecible timing to syncopate your favorite written raps,
it’s a fact,
You can sample up
and chop it
Bring it back
Rewind, & never stop it

(Skope)
Sample up and chop it
Give me some coffee and a little bit of chocolate
And I’ll go off on any kind of topic
But if I act obnoxious, I’ll calm down with massive bong hits
Banging drum sticks and making songs with
Inner reflections that are close to caustic
Influenced by most the cosmos,
So here is a toast to bob ross
Happy little trees are almost
Enough to make your problems all gone
But I don’t paint so I make songs
When life wont let me put the breaks on
Its bigger than us we can’t stop it,
So we just
Sample up and chop it
We make music, not just for a profit
So feel free to
Sample up and chop it

(Just)
& when the sun went down
The night turned cold
You could feel it in your soul
So I stepped to the drum kit,
Took a little hit of the green leaves,
Rolled like a misfit

(Skope)
And grab the pen or a sharpie
To get the party started like a car key
Classic, old school Atari
Smooth and rugged kind of like a harley

(Just)
All we got to do is open up a new session,
throw a little eq mixed w compression
you can’t for get the reverb,
cause we want to make it hit real smooth - like that kush herb

(Skope)
pop – poppin pills, we ain’t down with that,
but the greeny green, got a pound of that
so sit back with a pen and a friend
rollin up dimes, writing rhymes again

(Just)
gotta keep it smooth when we blaze it
like your girls legs or her cootch when she shaves it
We got that new sound you can bump,
Swamp Lake fool – rattle in your trunk (uh)

(Skope)
Or in your headphones when your on the bus
Song stuck in your head when your making lunch
Drum kicks, that really pack a punch
We eat that shit up, like captain crunch

(Just)
So you can sample up and chop it
Recyle waves in your own way
Replay and rock it
Elevated topics
Where I can close both my optics
Get lost in the sonics

(Skope)
Lost in the page for days, you can’t stop it
So we just, sample up and chop it
You can try but you’ll never stop the profit
So feel free to sample up and chop it