WRIGSIDE

by BATHALA

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about

These are live takes recorded 2 years ago in a sweaty garage*

*this album is foe tha homies (aka you)

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released April 14, 2017

Lineup:
Miguel Esquivel - keys and vocals
Adon Biggs - bass and belligerence
Nick Medina - drums
Elvin John Mabborang - guitar and vocals
Pablo Martinez - bongos/tambourine/shaker/percussion
Adrian Fonseca Tellez - clave/jamblock/cabasa/percussion

*Thanks to Adon Biggs and his household for being down enough to let us record in their garage

*Thanks to Nick Medina/One Drop Studios for mixing and producing this album along with putting in the work to print CD's and make sleeves

*Thanks to Miguel Esquivel for being down to record these songs even though he only had 2ish months to learn keys and practice

*Thanks to Pablo and Adrian for being our percussion slaves, breaking out of those chains and then playing even sicker riffs

*Thanks to the OG Wrigside lineup -- Carlos thelittlehomie Ramos, Tito Aruan, and Morno "Momo" Chhean -- my, my, how the roots have grown

*Thanks to Cal-State University Long Beach for bringing us all together

*Thanks to all of our homies, fans, and everyone that we've ever met, known, thought of, and/or interacted with in general -- we wouldn't be here if it wasn't for you!

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Track Name: The Anthem
We lay back in the cut, Westside, in the LBC we all homies right?
It doesn't matter what set you from, all I rep is the best father Bob, One Love
We come through like an octagon, rearrange your face, look like something went wrong
Stink up the room with the bass while the rhythm of the drums keeps the rhythm in its place
All ya'll like endangered species, we're like vampires laced with rabies
WRIGSET in the city with the vibe, if you're one step ahead then you'll never fall behind

My feet on the ground, but my head is still too high
I found the sound, follow it until I die

Everyday in this life is a struggle, you either go broke or you really try to hustle
Everyone's got a limit to the pain and the ones who hurt are straight playing the game
Some kill cause they desperate, some wish that they were dead
Why waste all the time on the hate when you could focus on the love you could give today?
Tell me why do we separate? (I don't know)
All our great minds should collaborate (Yeah I know)
This is our life, we can change our fate, it's all about making that PMA

My feet on the ground, but my head is still too high
I found the sound, follow it until I die

You don't know what you're doing to me
Track Name: I Wanna Know
On this night, you're bright just like a constellation
One look in your eyes, you're breaking my concentration
I love standing next to you with your hair falling by my side
I wanna get close to you but you'd rather just run and hide
Nothing wrong with being by yourself, "I" is just a single letter
But hear me out, give me a shot, at least let's be alone together
I don't mind giving you time, can we at least work this out?
A chance to see your eyes again and hear those words from your mouth

Cause I wanna know
I wanna know

Your time is precious, your time is precious, and I won't waste yours
I can't help this, I can't help this, I cannot ask for more
Cause I feel that this could be the one, my bright day, my shining sun
Are you here to stay? I must know, I must know now cause it drives me insane

This way I feel so strange
I feel so strange, Lord mercy
It's so strange, I feel so strange

I wanna know, I wanna know are you feeling alone?
I wanna know, I wanna know should I brap brap brap BYE~

I wanna know
I wanna know, should I stay or should I go?
Track Name: Whitesock
His name is white sock he's out of control, rest in peace may god bless his soul
He was my best friend and now he's dead and I won't ever see him again
How'd he always just jump around and how I'd always just hear the sound
Of the carefree spirit I praise and you'll rise again when I say

Whitesock, tell me, where you going?

Where you going yeah I don't know, I hope it's warm and it's not too cold
Cause I know how you never slept in the warmth of the summer again
When the time for the rest came around, you'd dig deep and lie yourself in the ground
With no help from the world where we'd live you'd exist -- as my friend

Whitesock, tell me, where you going?

Where you going yeah I don't know, I hope it's warm and it's not too cold
Cause I know how you never slept in the warmth of the summer again

Whitesock, you're the love of my life!

Woah, woah, life is only worth what you know
We cannot change the world ourselves
Maybe we can turn the world together, my friend

Whitesock, tell me where you going?
Track Name: Robocop
He is the one, the one you see
Modern day knight, no make believe
He is the one, the one you see
Modern day knight, no make believe

All forgiven, for what's been done
A new existence, face what I've become
Control of emotion, the science has won
But I've never forgotten one second
Of what I once was --

Human
I was once human,
but not anymore
Track Name: Room to Lie
She got time, more than nothing
What I need, more than something
What you're doing will come around
For what it's worth we'll both be found

You got so much room to lie

What do you need? You know I got it
Surely don't talk about it
When's the green never on your mind
It's never yours cause it's always mine

You got so much room to lie

Where will I go? I don't know
I've been here so many times before
Reminisce when I never said
I hid the knife down under the bed

You got so much room to lie

Where'd she go? I don't know
Eventually she'll come back home
Bring her to the room upstairs
Lie her down and then stroke her hair

You got so much room to lie

"Take your pants off!"

Oh, I need you alone
When are you coming home?

Days have past and now I'm gone
A knock on the door and nobody's home
Wonder where the old folks went?
Cops found her dead under the bed

You got so much room to lie
Track Name: Raft
You think you found a way out somehow
Well, I don't mean to bother, I won't let that happen now
I learned to walk straight until tomorrow
One more step, a little closer and it's you I'll follow
Those lips, I need the key to lock that kiss
That smile, can make a tame man wild
Ooh girl, if only you can see
All this stressing that you're giving me so

Make like a raft and get back to me
Cause you're all that I want and need
I am the mountains, you are the sea
and I need to find a way out

I'm drowning in the sea, I'm floating on by but nothing happens
I'm waiting patiently, until I turn my feelings into actions
Cause one month, I know that time's not enough
Crusading these waves, they're hitting you rough
Can I be the one to show you the shore?
Show you that this fish is knocking straight at your door

It's gonna take more than a couple of rhymes to open that door
But it's all I got, that's why I sing and I strum these chords

You make like a raft and get back to me
Cause you're all that I want and need
I am the mountains, you are my sea
and I need to find a way out

I need to find a way out
Track Name: It's Like Salsa But...
Worship and praises, that's what they say
I don't wanna see it, never again
Worship and praises, that's what they say
I don't wanna hear them, never again
Is this what you want? Is this what you want?
Cause I cannot take this, never again

She don't need me but I don't even care for her, she don't need me so why?
Don't even have to try

Even when I found a way, I thought I found a way, I thought I found a way out

Worship and praises make us their slaves
I cannot take this, never again
Is this what you want? Is this what you want?
Cause I cannot take this, never again

You don't even know

She don't need me but I don't even care for her, she don't need me so why? Why?

Why don't you concentrate
Focus your mind on life today
All that you give and all you take
Reflects the reality that you make
So why do we propagate
Raising our youth to love the hate
Killing our time for the powers sake
Building up gods with the lives we take

So why don't we understand
A positive mind can change the plan
Past all the thoughts and past the flesh
Lies that same old consciousness
So why don't you understand
This life was made to experience
All this love despite the mess
But she never gets tired of fighting men

So why don't you understand what you do now in time comes back to you in life
So why don't you understand what you do now in life comes back to you in time
Somebody tell me why

She don't need me but I don't even care for her, she don't need me so why?

Why? I don't wanna believe you, no, no.
Why?
Track Name: River Song
Now I think of mine
Now I think of mine
I reminisce about those times that I had
I reminisce about those times that were bad
Cause you know that I lied
When I fell in love with her body

She moves like Megan Fox
Like a mating fox
Move like Megan Fox
Like a mating fox

Move like Megan Fox
Like a making pho
Move like Megan Fox
Like a mating fox

I think I'm falling for you, woah

I say black magic, that spell she holds over my heart, oh yeah
Over and over again, so I just groove to this part
She took my heart, let me tell you

Move like Megan Fox
Like a mating fox
Move like Megan Fox
Like a mating fox

Move like Megan Fox
Like a making pho
Move like Megan Fox
She move's like a mating fox

I think I'm falling for you, woah
No doubt about it, there ain't no doubt about it
I think I'm falling for you

I think I'm falling for...
What you say, what you say
What you say, what you say

I think I'm falling for you, woah
No doubt about it, there ain't no doubt about it
I think I'm falling for
Track Name: Things Change
Las cosas han cambiado, las cosas han cambiado
No I don't want things to change, I want them to remain the same
Las cosas han cambiado, te has ido al otro lado
No I don't want things to change, I want them to remain the same
Las cosas han cambiado, no eres la que amo
No I don't want things to change, I want them to remain the same

But things change
Always changing

Las cosas han cambiado, las cosas han cambiado
No I don't want things to change, I want them to remain the same
Las cosas han cambiado, te has ido al otro lado
No I don't want things to change, I want them to remain the same
Las cosas han cambiado, no eres la que amo
No I don't want things to change, I want them to remain the same

But things change
Always changing