liftoff (partial album)

by Rocket Tangerine (H.T.W.O. & Dark River)

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released April 20, 2011

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Rocket Tangerine Atlanta, Georgia

Hailing from the Atlanta area, Rocket Tangerine is comprised of rap lyricist H.T.W.O. and producer/”vocalist” Dark River. A common goal brought them together. Their unique sound blends elements of Electronica, R&B, Pop & Hip-Hop. Through smooth grooves, catchy melodies and heartfelt lyrics, their music will take you further from this world and to a better place. Enjoy the ride. ... more

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Track Name: Days That Are Brighter (H.T.W.O. Mix)
Verse 1:
I can’t believe that you’re gone it’s
Every single morning I wake with the dawn and
Pillow on my face, roll over and yawn and
I thought I caught a glimpse of you
It’s like I’m haunted
My life is on replay
I’m fastforwardin
Can we skip this scene?
God I’m imploring
Where’s the remote
Cause I just can’t control it
I wanna pause it
-STOP-
I can’t
Take much of this no more
If love is a battlefield
This is a cold war
It was all so clear
Now I’m not so sure
Tell me
Who’s knockin at my door
Lord
I just can’t take it
You know
My heart is breakin
My only choice is facin
What I’ve become
I need your grace
Cause I’m about done

Chorus:
So I'm thinking of days that are brighter
and I'm thinking of things that were meant to be
I can think of love and mercy, forgiving, forgetting,
so it's like you were never here

Verse 2:
Forgive and forget
Dismiss your silhouette
Erase you from my mind
That’s my mindset
And my mind’s set
Jesus can heal me
Bind my broken heart
And I’m startin to feel free
I never thought I’d see a day this bright
Your glory eclipses my darkest night
I feel the release on this page as I write
Cause You accept me in spite
I can
Take it if you continue to pour
Hit me with Your best shot
And I want more
I plug into You
Cause you’re my source
And everything in my life’s
Restored
Lord
I know I’ll make it
She’s gone
But my heart’s taken
Each painful memory’s fadin
I’ve shed my tears
Now it’s like she was never here

Chorus:
So I'm thinking of days that are brighter
and I'm thinking of things that were meant to be
I can think of love and mercy, forgiving, forgetting,
so it's like you were never here.

Bridge:
You ought to think about it twice before you hurt someone you said you love
You might find you were wrong but now it's to late the damage is done
But brighter days are coming with forgiving and forgetting
It's like you were never here

Chorus:
So I'm thinking of days that are brighter
and I'm thinking of things that were meant to be
I can think of love and mercy, forgiving, forgetting,
so it's like you were never here

So I'm thinking of days that are brighter
and I'm thinking of things that are better
and I'm think on things that will make me stronger
so I need to be further from you than I've ever been

So I'm thinking of days that are brighter
and I'm thinking of things that are better
I can think on things that will make me stronger
so I need to be closer to God than I've ever been
Track Name: Don't Recommend It
Verse 1:
Let me peel back the layers
I’ll reflect upon myself
Like the CD glare
When the sun hits the disc
Before my CD player
Now if I close my eyes and focus
I can see me there
“Heeey!”
Hey Mom and Dad
I know you took the time to raise me
But I’m teenaged bad
My attitude matches my face
And my red dew rag
Whatever you’re telling me not to do
I’ll just do that
There’s a rift
We used to be closer than most
The love runs deep
But somethin’s suffocatin my hope
I try to stay true
Now we can’t be in the same room
Every day it’s the same thing
And I hate you
I hate you!
It’s like I wanna cry
Cause I hate the fact I hate you
And I wanna know why
Now suicide…
If that can put an end to the strife
Let pity swallow me whole
And put an end to my life…

Chorus:
I don't recommend it.
Don't recommend it.
Don't recommend it right now.
(repeat)

Verse 2:
Dream or reality?
I lose consciousness
Doesn’t make a difference
I’m baskin in the ambience
Her body’s talkin to me
And it makes a thousand promises
Her whole physique is bangin
Like a beat by my pharmacist
This is harmless since…
Well wait a minute man
Gut check inside
That honestly wasn’t in the plan
If I drink, can you satisfy my soul?
If I lose a piece of me
Can you make me whole?
If I…get lost in you
Will I ever make it back?
And who can set me free
If I’ve already been entrapped?
I’ve already been, in fact
So what’s the point in turnin?
Douse my heart in gasoline
Drop matches and burn it
Thanks for the concern and
Don’t bother speakin twice
Tell my conscience “Leave the room,
And on your way out hit the lights”
This is it tonight
Free without a care
…But in the distance
Somethin whispers in the air…

Chorus:
I don't recommend it.
Don't recommend it.
Don't recommend it right now.
(repeat)

Verse 3:
The kick drum starts knockin
Beatin down my front door
Wake up concoction
Still small voice
“Time to start stoppin”
Never push too hard
Got plenty of options
Starin at the clock since…
I don’t know when
Contemplate my next move
Focus and zone in
It’s not a no-win
There’s always hope cause
He showed me hope
When I didn’t know what hope was
My flow is dope cause
I live my life dependent
I used to do my own thing
But wouldn’t recommend it
I tried to skip out
Hop on the Greyhound
Runnin from the call on my life
But gettin chased down
Life is full of choices
That’s how it breaks down
You can hold your head high
Or end up face down
When I retrace now
Every step I took
I see the presence of God
In every second look.

Chorus:
I don't recommend it.
Don't recommend it.
Don't recommend it right now.
(repeat)
Track Name: Sonshine
Verse 1:
Sonshine
The brightest thing in my universe
Driftin through the emptiness
Then I discovered you. At first
The view it hurt my eyes
Your radiance drew me in
Your warmth began to penetrate
And saturate my skin
And that’s where I begin, or end
I can’t explain
I lose all track of time in your presence
As seasons change
Your glow remains the same
My craft continues onward
I wanna gaze into your glory
As I’m standing facin starboard
I dare to take it farther
Into the vast expanse of space
Til I’m knockin on your doorstep
And I meet you face to face
Cause you set this heart ablaze
Like you set this vessel’s coordinates
I once was floating aimlessly
But now I’m in your orbit
Yet my desire is more than
Being satisfied beside
I’m locked in gravitational pull
Til we collide
When I’m with you I’m alive
But apart from you I’m worthless
So I’ll send this ship to dive
And crash into your surface

Chorus:
You can be my Sonshine,
You can be my moonlight,
You can be my everything, and everything
Cause everything is what you are, What you are

Verse 2:
So burn up everything inside of me
That’s not of you
I’ve trekked across this galaxy
To see the sight of you
I couldn’t find my way
But you were there to guide me through
In a holy blaze of glory
I’ve been totally consumed
Moth to a flame
Candle to a lighter
Melt me down to nothing
So you can take me higher
Your purity inspires
This obsession to get closer
You’re the star and director
And my life’s the movie poster
Your beauty is a scene
That could never be eclipsed
Your love engulfs me wholly
Like I’m in a sea of bliss
And I’m just like a satellite moon
That merely reflects you
You shine beyond my dark side
With a light that projects through
I press the glass I’m next to
And brace myself for impact
With heat upon my face
And only seconds to give back
The hull’s no longer in tact
And oxygen starts to leave
But you’re my sun, my everything
Even air that I breathe

Chorus:
You can be my Sonshine,
You can be my moonlight,
You can be my everything, and everything
Cause everything is what you are, What you are

Outro:
Moth to a flame
Candle to a lighter
Melt me down to nothing
So you can take me higher

Moth to a flame
Candle to a lighter
I’m the rocket fuel
But you ignite my fire
Track Name: Time (featuring Cydni)
Verse 1:
I reach, I grab
When I close my fist
Then it’s air I have
“Now” is a fad
But it’s just the latest
Playlist
Tangerines in spaceships
I’ve wasted
Countless chances
Time eludes me
And my advances
Awkward silence
And awkward stances
Then
She passes by and glances
Taken for granted
The moments are
Sorta like fireflies
Caught in a jar
They light up the dark
Like specks in the night
But each one fades
Or escapes by flight
Gotta make my flight
Cause I dare I miss it
My chance could be
Gone in an instant
All outta breath
When I start my sentence
The flight attendant says
“Stop and listen…”

Chorus:
Who made you think you had
Had a little more time
When you didn't have time
Would tell me?
Who made you think you had
Had a little more time
When you didn’t have time?

Verse 2:
Last call
Heartbeat’s raised
Tenderly clutchin
To my briefcase
Voice on the intercom
No repeat
Meander my way
To my window seat
I’m off my feet
I’m on my mark
Strapped in tight
When the countdown starts
The ground now sparks
And the ship just lifts
I’m watchin the Earth
And its shift-less-ness
Woulda just missed this
If I slowed my pace
Who made me think I had
Time to waste
But I fly by grace
And fall by might
Cause I walk by faith
And not by sight
My time here’s precious
It’s just a loan
And Earth’s just a stop
To get me home
Seconds evaporate
Time ticks on
Life goes light speed
Then it’s gone

Chorus:
Who made you think you had
Had a little more time
When you didn't have time
Would tell me?
Who made you think you had
Had a little more time
When you didn’t have time?
Track Name: Precious
Verse 1:
I never stop to tell you how I feel
So here I go
I’m standin in a room all by myself
But not alone
I swear I know you’re all around me
Cause I feel it
It’s all of you and none of me
And now I’m reelin
I can’t express
How to me you’re precious
Just to be in your presence
Is enough for me
You got me speechless

Chorus:
eww Lord you are so precious in my world, oh oh oh oh.

Verse 2:
I can’t imagine life
If You never happened to me
I turned my back at times
But you held me passionately
Sometimes I wonder why
You do what you do
I just know I love You
And I’m so thankful that
I wake up to you and
You take this life and make it
Something better than I can
You’re my Friend, my Strength,
My Peace, my God, my King

Chorus:
eww Lord you are so precious in my world, oh oh oh oh.

Rap verse:
Let’s brush up on the finer points
This is my design of choice
But all the words that I employ
Can’t compare and I avoid
The countless ways to phrase the cliché
Expression of love
Cause no matter what I fill in the blank
It’s never enough
And I say that with sincerity
But offer it with rarity
I’d like to stop more often
And pause to tell you with clarity
“I love you” (pause)
I don’t mean it like a Greeting Card
I mean it like you mean the world to me
And we’re just meeting-starved
Take me as I “are”
See you take me as I am
With all my imperfections
You still reach to take my hand
And if that doesn’t say it all
Then I don’t know what does
Your life’s a living letter
And you signed it off with love
You gave this heart a tug
So I stood up in response
Then I knelt before your alter
And I cast aside my wants
If I can say it once
Then I can say it twice
You’re precious in my world
To You I dedicate my life
Track Name: Reach (featuring Allyssa Berardi)
Reach

I’m looking for a mountain peaking high
If I could only be where the mountains reach the sky
If I could only reach you
I could only reach
I could only reach you
Then I could only reach you
I could only reach you
I could only reach you, oh…

But it’s just too far…

See these bones have found their resting place
What’s left at stake
Evades me
It’s strange
But it takes my breath away
I hesitate,
I instinctively know that death awaits
I’m left awake inside
But my body is like a heavy weight
My debt is great
And my life is so regretful
I stare my failures in the face
And each one’s just as dreadful
The thought just makes my head full
And I’ve had my fill of sorrow
If I could reach that mountain in the distance
By tomorrow
Then this cup that’s hard to swallow
Would somehow go down easy
But a picture of your perfection’s
What I’m left with just to tease me
I concede that it’s not easy
To see you at this great distance
Through all the mist and fog
Amidst it all
I must’ve missed it
I kissed it
Slowly goodbye
Across of a lifetime of mistakes
If I manage to make it to you
You can wipe it all away
But on my way
My heart it starts to give
With so much left to go
I’m left alone
Within my final moments
“Purify my soul”

I’m looking for a mountain peaking high
If I could only be where the mountains reach the sky
If I could only reach you
I could only reach
I could only reach you
Then I could only reach you
I could only reach you
I could only reach you, oh…

But then you reached me…

And I can’t tell what happened to me first
My universe collapsed
And I gasped
As I fell into the earth
In human words
It’s like you caught me on the way down
But in reality
There’s no worthy word I can say now
I was face down
But you came to lift my head
I assumed I had to find you
But you found me here instead
When you walked the ground I tread
And I recognized and turned to you
You poured out your compassion
On a selfish undeserving fool
You’re merciful
Beyond what I imagined
When I searched for you
You’re vertical
Above me
And nothing short of a perfect view
I heard the truth
Then I saw it with my own eyes
I marched across a foreign land
Where the flesh erodes and souls fly
And I met a man that knows mine
Beyond how man can know me
Who with graciousness and justice
Holds the only throne worth holding
And a name that’s worth extolling
Is the one upon my lips
On a mountain high above the ground
Where earth and heaven kiss

I’m looking for a mountain peaking high
If I could only be where the mountains reach the sky
If I could only reach you
I could only reach
I could only reach you
Then I could only reach you
I could only reach you
I could only reach you, oh…