Doctor Doom

by Lloyd Brodnax King

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Recorded on a Tascam 4-track cassette recorder in 1999 or so.

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I am a lonely little boy who never cleaned his room
Learned that from Doctor Doom, when I was guilty
I run my corner like a business and no one fucks with me
Pull down some big money, in a sub-culture of fun

Hanging in the street, I let my homeboy shave my head
When I am in the street, I don't care what anyone says

The plan is the body / The sky is the sky
The mother the father / The child of doom

I am a lonely little boy who never paid his dues
Learned that from Doctor Suess, when I was guitly
I filled my belly full of courage and I popped that boy
Grabbed me a tinker toy, and shoved it up his eye

Hanging in the street / I learned how to protect myself
When I am indiscreet / I know how to correct myself

The plan is the body / The sky is the sky
The mother the father / The child of doom
The plan is the body / The mind is in the head
Hold it an instant / And wait for grace

I thought I'd mention there's a constant tension
A reinvention, a soreness looking over
My left shoulder, as I get older
I get bowled over

I speak because I have a need to speak
The need for connection only grows stronger
Under the pressure of deprivation
It comes to me / Well, part of it anyway
Screaming down the alleyway, yesterday, hey, hey!
And if that bathing suit get tore
Mama's gonna buy me a grocery store
And if that grocery store burn down
Mama's gonna buy me the whole damn town
My companion tells me I'm still angry
An emotional faker, L.A. Laker, mover and shaker
For god's sake a give it up boy

You're born alone, you live alone, you die alone, period
You're born alone, you live alone, you die alone, period
You're born alone, you live alone, you die alone, period

The plan is the body / The sky is the sky
The mother the father / The child of doom
The plan is the body / The mind is in the head
Hold it an instant / And wait for grace

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released March 31, 2018
All production, including recording, mixing, lyrics, music, instruments and vocals by Lloyd Brodnax King, except, of course, the shit he stole from Robert Creeley and an unidentified shehnai player. Mastered by Adam Yoffe.

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Lloyd Brodnax King Chicago, Illinois

Composer & performer. Studied w/ Marcel Moyse & James Moody. Recorded with Poi Dog Pondering. NEA fellowship. Jeff award. Content Director for Chicago Public Radio. Professor at Austin Peay, Colorado College, DePaul, & Lake Forest College. Co-founder ACM's Chicago Arts Program & University of Chicago’s Careers in Arts. Performs w/ Funkadesi, the Sun Ensemble, Michael J. Miles, The Other Brothers. ... more

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