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Four-Day Trials
Release Date 01/01/1999

“This was a live in the studio record. We covered Root Down by the Beastie Boys. The Beasties have always been one of our favorite bands. I remember Brad and Chad learning the words for Root Down on a road trip down to Duke University…. I couldn’t believe they could remember them all. It just makes me happy to sing ‘I KICK IT ROOT DOWN'”

– Pete Francis

Lyrics
01. What Do You Wanna Be

What do you wanna be? I don't know And what do you wanna feel? I can't tell you And what do you wanna see? I don't know Just take me down to the watering hole

What do you wanna be? I don't know And what do you wanna feel? I can't tell you And what do you wanna see? I don't know Just take me down to the watering hole

I'm going, tiptoe back to the place that I know so Oh won't you please just say so 'Cause I'm not gonna leave until you let me go

Tiptoe back to the place that I know so Oh won't you please just say so 'Cause I'm not gonna leave until you let me go

Ok, ok, ok, ok, o-k Ok, ok, ok, ok, o-k Ok, ok, ok, ok, ok o-k

Ok, ok, ok, ok, o-k Ok, ok, ok, ok, o-k Ok, ok, ok, ok, ok o-k

What do you wanna be? I don't know And what do you wanna feel? I can't tell you And what do you wanna see? I don't know Just take me down to the watering hole

What do you wanna be? I don't know And what do you wanna feel? I can't tell you And what do you wanna see? I don't know Just take me down to the watering hole

Because I've been bitten by the beetle and I must say Why don't you feel alone Because I've been bitten by the beetle and I must say Why don't you feel at home Because I've been bitten by the beetle and I must say Why don't you feel alone Because I've been bitten by the beetle and I must say Why don't you feel, why don't you feel alone

We're going tiptoe back to the place that I know so Oh won't you please just say so 'Cause I'm not gonna leave until you let me go

Ok, ok, ok, ok, o-k Ok, ok, ok, ok, o-k Ok, ok, ok, ok, ok o-k

Ok, ok, ok, ok, o-k Ok, ok, ok, ok, o-k Ok, ok, ok, ok, ok o-k

Ok, ok, ok, ok, o-k Ok, ok, ok, ok, o-k Ok, ok, ok, ok, ok o-k

All I gotta be so, gotta be so, all I gotta be so All I gotta be so, gotta be so, all I gotta be so All I gotta be so, gotta be so, all I gotta be so All I gotta be so, gotta be so, all I gotta be so

What do you wanna be? I don't know And what do you wanna feel? I can't tell you And what do you wanna see? I don't know Just take me down to the watering hole

02. Bullet Holes

Black birds with bullet holes, bullet holes Scattered across the sky I wonder These steep hills Unto the great light My fingers collapse around my pen Like soldier tryin' to hold up the flag I'm callin' out, once again In this letter to you my friend In this letter to you my friend In this letter to you my friend

And don't tell me you been comin' up easy Stop, drop, you're life is greasy You used to say that you would come around Oh baby, but you're never here

You have been Up above so high so high so high And lived, in the dirt You have felt Some love And you Have been hurt

Well I've gone to shorten my road With a fistful of matches, but nothin' to strike (nothin' to strike) And as we walk along the cove And know that this is right You may think I'm crazy You may think I'm foolish But I'm coming through the lightning Comin' back to you

Don't tell me you been comin' up easy Stop, drop, you're life is greasy You used to say that you would come around Oh baby, but you're never here

You have been Up above so high so high so high And lived, in the dirt You have felt Some love And you Have been hurt

Oh my my my my my my my I'm comin' through Oh my my my my my my my I'm feelin' fine Oh my my my my my my my Oh my my my oh my

You have been Up above so high so high so high And lived, in the dirt You have felt Some love And you Have been hurt

Oh you have been you have been Up above up above And you've lived and you've lived in the dirt in the dirt Oh you have been you have been Some love some love Oh you have been you have been hurt You have been up above

03. Wide Right Turns

Everybody put your lights on everybody stand up 'cas the fight's on

Save your words and ya save your speeches You'll be better in the main street for light pieces And when they come the suckers got no shoes You will bear your tongue for the language that you use Save your words and ya save your speeches You'll be better in the main street for light pieces And when they come the suckers got no shoes You will bear your tongue for the language that you use

And i got one question Can you tell me that Can i tip the gun Can endure like that

Can i tip the gun Can endure like that

Wide right turn You cant see my benz and I can't see you Wide right turn You cant see my benz and I can't see you Wide right turn You cant see my benz and I can't see you

04. Here We Go

uh huh hey ya
here we go
leave it on the back burner take it to the dry town
ya here we go
I got the mean time slipping down the slide some uptight right wing political homicide
do what you want take what you will
take it in like a southpaw flip it on the grill
bourgeoisie protocol
bottoms up boys this is the last call
happy hour doesn't last too long you know it never does
so I sit here on a bar stool looking at the sky
got a buck and a quarter and a bucket full or rye
don't step out of line you'll get time in the brig
don't yield to the mighty you got your own dirt to dig
leave it on the back burner take it to the dry town
ya here we go
me and my flea bag friends we ran to have our own feast of Crispian
Murphy was there with number twenty-two they were got caught in the middle of a coup
you will lose me if I don't lose you
and I will lose me if I don’t lose you
so we haven't chosen anyone of you to condemn
so make your decision and choose your side or let us begin
steeped in knowledge I'll step from the board
down to the speak easy with my double-edged sword
you know the deal ya got to spin the wheel
I heard the heavens are full of sevens
and as matter of fact you know that cat suicide jack
he don't play like that
truth is he don't really play at all
leave it on the back burner take it to the dry town
ya here we go

05. Cover This

Wounded, you can take me there I was wounded, you can take me there 'Cause there was a crime that I was left But will you go on without me? Think I'll just walk myself to sleep

'Cause I ain't workin' for your father But I might as well be I ain't lookin' for confusion But it tends to follow me "You can come into my house", she said If you do it quietly But I said, "There ain't no chance at that"

'Cause I am listenin' to what you got Put up your hands if you want me to stop And I turn around, but I think you're crazy If you think this happens a lot Oh, do you like this? Do you need someone to cover you Just to show you what you missed?

Wounded, and I will go if you go first But I, ain't gonna wait around Tell me how much is your dime worth? We got, ten minutes to get there We got, ten minutes to go Throw this one in for the money 'Cause the next one's for the next show

I ain't workin' for your father But I might as well be I ain't lookin' for confusion But it tends to follow me "Oh you can come into my house", she said If you do it quietly But I said, "There ain't no chance at that"

'Cause I am listenin' to what you got Put up your hands if you want me to stop Well I turn around, but I think you're crazy If you think this happens a lot Oh, do you like this? Do you need someone to cover you Just to show you what you missed?

So hey, where you goin'? Do you need somebody, somewhere To help you get on by? 'Cause I think, you know who I am And I'm gonna make this, as fast as I can Some people call me the pusher man I promise it won't take long no no no no Just close your eyes and get in the van

I am listenin' to what you got Put up your hands if you want me to stop And I turn around, but I think you're crazy If you think this happens a lot Oh, do you like this? Do you need someone to cover you Just to show you want you missed?

'Cause I am listenin' to what you got Put up your hands if you want me to stop And I turn around, but I think you're crazy If you think this happens a lot Oh, do you like this? Do you need someone to cover you Just to show you want you missed?

06. Mission

let it be known to all your misbelieving
what you've been seeing that we will not stand no
will not be mistaken
we will go there leave this weakness
you can’t take this from me
oh ya we will go there leave this weakness
cause ya know I have been waiting
low we are not so we on a mission
to be so well oh well the way I see
damn this damn that there'll be no talk of turning back
damn this damn that there'll be no talk
that we will fly sometimes
that we will find our own way
that we will fly sometimes
that we will find our own
low we are not so we on a mission
to be so well oh well the way I see
that we are not so we are not given
we are not sold on what we have seen
we’re gone we’re gone
good-bye we ain't never coming back no
we're gone we're gone
the list is long we are many strong the ceilings are coming down
low we are not so we on a mission

07. Hubs

Got to turn my hubs 'Cause I'm spinnin' my wheels Got to turn my hubs 'Cause I'm spinnin' my wheels Got to turn my hubs 'Cause I'm spinnin' my wheels Got to turn my hubs 'Cause I'm spinnin' my spinnin' my

Go to Mozambique And they say, they say to me You must wait Another day Another day

Too long Too long

Get up and go Take what you know I'm leavin' Oh, I'm leaving, yeah

I don't know my I don't know my I don't know my friends I don't know my, oh I don't know my I don't know my friends

The path to Mozambique, yeah Unsafe today, they say They say, unsafe today And my feet are wearin'

Too long Too long

Yeah Get up and go Take what you know I'm leavin' Take no time There's no time to sit around You better get moving.

I don't know my I don't know my I don't know my friends I don't know my, oh I don't know my I don't know my friends

08. *Root Down

Root down, I put my root down I kick it root down, I put my boot down So how you gonna kick it, gonna kick it root down Yeah, how you gonna kick it, gonna kick it root down So how you gonna kick it, gonna kick it root down Gonna break or damn, gonna kick it root down

It's not a put down, I put my foot down And then I make some love, I put my root down I'm like sweetie pie by the stone alliance Everbody knows I'm known for dropping science I'm electric like Dick Hyman I guess you'd expect to catch the crew rhymin' Never let you down with the stereo sound So Mike, get on the mic and turn it out

We're talking root down, I put my root down And if you want to battle me, you're putting loot down I said root down, it's time to scoot down I'm a step up to the mic in my goose down Come up representing from the upper west Money makin' putting me to the test Sometimes I feel as low, I've been blessed Because I'm doing what I want, so I never rest

Well, I'm not coming out goofy like the fruit of the loom guys Just strutting like the meters with the look-ka py py 'Cause downtown Brooklyn is where I was born But when the snow is falling, then I am gone You might think that I'm a fanatic A phone call from Utah and I'm throwing a panic But we kick it from the root when we break it on down Jimmy Smith is my man, I wanna give him a pound

I kick it root down, I put my root down I kick it root down, I put my root down So how you wanna kick it, gonna kick it root down Yes, how we gonna kick it, we gonna kick it root down So how we gonna kick it, gonna kick it root down We gonna break it or damn, gonna kick it root down

Well, Ad Rock, don't stop, come on Just get on the mic with the tic and the tac

I'll fill you with the fuckin' rim like brim I'm walking down your block and you say that's him There goes the guy with the funky sound The Beastie Boys, you know we come to get down Because I've got the flow where I grab my dick And say oh my God, that's the funky shit So I'm going to pass the mic and cause a panic The original nasal kid is doing damage

Every morning I took the train to High Street station Doing homework on the train, what a fucked up situation On the way back up hearing battle tapes Through the underground, underneath the sky scrapes It's like Harlem world battles on the Zulu beat show It's Kool Moe D. vs. Busy Bee, there's one you should know Enough of that, I just want to give some respect due M.C.A. grab the mic and the ma bell will connect you

Bob Marley was a prophet for the freedom fight If dancin' prays to the Lord, then I shall feel alright It feels good to play a little music Tears running down my face 'cause I love to do it And no one can stop this flow from flowing on A flow master in disaster with a sound that's gone I'll give a little shout out to my dad and mom For bringing me into this world and so on

I kick it root down, I put my root down I kick it root down, I put my root down So how we gonna kick it, gonna kick it root down Yeah, how you wanna kick it, gonna kick it root down So how we gonna rock it, gonna kick it root down Gonna break it or damn, gonna kick it root down

09. Headlights

headlights highways
your life collides with mine
oh your life collides with mine
leaving our shoes behind we cross the water
our words flow from mouth to mouth to mouth
like fish seeking dark places
the misty mist it covers covers our traces it covers our faces
so long to what’s done so much times been wasted
so many thoughts been lost on
headlights highways
your life collides with mine
oh your life collides with mine
we're stepping into shelter we’re moving out of shadow
we made some wrong moves along the way
oh we might have strayed
will I forget your face and your fluid gait
will I will I stare into the stillness
this is where I miss you
so long to what's done
so much time's been wasted
so many thoughts been lost on you
headlights and highways
and your life collides with mine with mine
oh your life collides with mine
headlights highways, your life collides with mine
smoke heats the black throat of the chimney
the door is open come on inside

10. (Hidden Track)

(Hidden Track)

11. Fats

whoa man not so fast
that we’re creaming with this man you call fats
only coming from where you have come
and doing from what you have done
but you see I see the problem
in saying you will do it my way or no way at all
yes I know and you know and we go
but you have a problem you can find it’s only in your mind
I guess it’s safe to say happens almost everyday
whoah man not so fast
I’m not going anywhere near that glass
I don’t like the games you play 
but I do not see the problem 
in saying you will do it my way or no way at all
yes I know and you know and we go
but you have a problem you can find it’s only in your mind ya
I guess it’s safe to say it happens almost everyday
hello stop how you feeling stop 
don’t you feel like ya need some healing stop cause I do
I’m through with messing around you
if you’re gonna run you better come from up high 
I ain’t gonna come too far
that was never my problem oh no no no
whoah don’t take it upon yourself to fix it
mr fats don’t know
but if you have a problem
whoah don’t take it upon yourself to fix it
we will be right there down below
whoah man not so fast
I’m not going anywhere near that glass
I don’t like the games you see
it’s a full scale mutiny
and I will go myself if you leave me down oh ya
so won’t you write me up and let me we go

12. Whaddya Wanna Be

So what do you wanna be? I don't know And what do you wanna feel? I can't tell you And what do you wanna see? I don't know Just take me down to the watering hole

What do you wanna be? I don't know And what do you wanna see? I can't tell you And what do you wanna feel? I don't know Just take me down to the watering hole

I'm going, tiptoe back to the place that I know so Oh won't you please just say so 'Cause I'm not gonna leave until you let me go

Tiptoe back to the place that I know so Oh won't you please just say so 'Cause I'm not gonna leave until you let me go

Ok, ok, ok, ok, o-k Ok, ok, ok, ok, o-k Ok, ok, ok, ok, ok o-k

Ok, ok, ok, ok, o-k Ok, ok, ok, ok, o-k Ok, ok, ok, ok, ok o-k

What do you wanna be? I don't know And what do you wanna feel? I can't tell you And what do you wanna see? I don't know Just take me down to the watering hole

What do you wanna be? I don't know And what do you wanna feel? I can't tell you And what do you wanna see? I don't know Just take me down to the watering hole

Tiptoe back to the place that I know so Oh won't you please just say so 'Cause I'm not gonna leave until you let me go

Tiptoe back to the place that I know so Oh won't you please just say so 'Cause I'm not gonna leave until you let me go

Ok, ok, ok, ok, o-k Ok, ok, ok, ok, o-k Ok, ok, ok, ok, ok o-k

Ok, ok, ok, ok, o-k Ok, ok, ok, ok, o-k Ok, ok, ok, ok, ok o-k

All I gotta be so, gotta be so, all I gotta be so All I gotta be so, gotta be so, all I gotta be so All I gotta be so, gotta be so, all I gotta be so All I gotta be so, gotta be so, all I gotta be so

So what do you wanna be? I don't know And what do you wanna feel? I can't tell you And what do you wanna see? I don't know Just take me down to the watering hole

So what do you wanna be? I don't know And what do you wanna feel? I can't tell you And what do you wanna see? I don't know Just take me down to the watering hole

13. Dem Shoes

I don't care where you come from I don't care what you do All I want to know is why you walk around in dem shoes I don't care where you come from I don't care what you do All I want to know is why you walk around in dem shoes

I don't care where you come from I don't care what you do All I want to know is why you walk around in dem shoes I don't care where you come from I don't care what you do All I want to know is why you walk around in dem shoes

14. Cover This (Intro)

Cover This (Intro)