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Mandarin Oranges

from Butterfly Man by Aaron Nazrul

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Mandarin Oranges

I take the back door
Past the bucket for a bathroom stall
Getting cold without my jacket
But I'm all checked in
Climbing up the stairs
With a box of matches
I've got 16 kyat
That's enough for me to dine
On vien at the marketplace
And a Coke with two glasses
Listening to the chop
Of the blade on the butcher block
Now here I go
Walking down the shoulder of the street
Smell the dirty red smoke of cooking meat
Standing there on the corner
Eating mangoes with chilli sauce
Meet a brown eyed girl
As the sky starts turning brown brown brown
I think I'm gonna like this country
She says 'You know but honey
I think you're right'
And those burning stars
Turning in the night
Bathing her in purple light
And I feel it
Different than before
As I leave this life
Kinda like a ninja
In the night

Now we're eating mandarin oranges
As the sun goes down around the orchard
So when it comes time to get me
Mama you know just where I'll be
Where I'll be

Island world
If you look you'll find me
Island world
If you look you'll find me

I met mi hermano from Mexico
Me llamo pidel muy bien muy si es Alfonso
And we get Russian Motos
Take them back to
Sittin like little kids with brand new toys
Chillin' with them on the corner
With arms over my shoulder
Now that all right
Eating food playing songs
Until the next day comes
We didn't even know how to ride before tonight
In the morning hit the road
Like gold streams of light
Guitars strapped on backs
We slice like knives
Feel the wet breath of death on our faces
As we duck behind a truck
Tucked under the edge of time
I trust I'm rising above the dust
And flying
That we're busted up inside a bus
Just lying
Then jumping up

Thunder and lightnin'
What are we finding
No se cabrone

So n ow we're eating mandarin oranges
As the sun goes down around the orchard
So when it comes time to get me
Mama you know just where I'll be
Where I'll be

I know you got some tricks
For me up your sleeve
You say that you're 19
And work at Rio Quay
But I'm not the same same
That you usually meet
So if you like me
For more than my money
You seem real sweet
Maybe we could be something
Let's get a two two
To the lakeside
We could just talk
For a little while

And your day to day grind
Is the real song
I know the world feels cold
But your heart feel warm
There are a lot of dirty men
That want to do you harm
But you stay strong
Carry on
Working for your family
Working so hard
And I see your smile
Makes me think that I
Wanna live my life keeping you forever
In my mind

Island world
If you look you'll find me


from Butterfly Man, released November 27, 2007


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Co-founded by Canadian rapper Baba Brinkman and his brother Erik Brinkman, Lit Fuse Records helped to launch the careers of Aaron Nazrul, the Boom Booms, and Smoky Tiger, releasing debut records for all three from 2007 - 2011.

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