Podcast #41: Diggin’ On Swine (Rap-ish)

Actual quote from Matt Barker: ” That was exactly what a laura marie rap would sound like”. To be fair, it’s only “rap-ish”.

It’s moments like this when I think, “Why did I agree to share all these songs?” Before you even say it, YES, I know how ridiculous this is. First of all, I don’t rap and probably shouldn’t. I don’t have near the attitude for it. But, I have been known to write a funny song or two. My most notable was Paris which made the Southwest Regional Folk Alliance compilation. My prompt then was “Please, get excited for Paris” and I wrote it about Paris Hilton who had just been busted for cocaine possession. Fun little tune though it could still use some work on song structure.

So, the prompt for this one was “Diggin’ On Swine” and, not wanting to write about bacon, I had no idea what to do until an opportunity presented itself. A particular rapper, who shall remain nameless, decided to post comments on my music page about his music. That’s annoying. And, rappers aren’t the only ones who do it. In the past, I’ve had other singer-songwriters comment on my show postings with things like, “If you can’t make her show, come see me play…” which is really just bad form. It’s rude. Yes, we’re all trying to get an audience and I am grateful when my fellow artists help spread the word. I also try to help as many fellow artists as I can but, I have to consider my audience. I could be totally off base but, I have no reason to believe that the people following my page are huge rap fans. They may be. I mean, I like a certain amount of rap music. I even own some. There is certainly an art to it that I really appreciate. And, no, I don’t think it’s my calling but, I felt like calling this person out a bit. I will absolutely NOT reveal who he is because I have no intention of embarrassing anyone….except myself…apparently.

Seriously, the closer I get to publicly posting this, the more painful it is. Why did I promise to do this? Somebody stop me…


Download: http://lauramariemusic.com/home/blog/podcast-41-diggin-on-swine-rap-ish
Diggin On Swine
Living large with the credit cards
Going off about the girl that you got
On the side, you won’t apologize
Cause its all a part of your fledgling art
Getting in my face with your off hand song
Making it up as you go along
There’s nothing wrong with that
It’s just not where I’m at
So, why don’t you

Stop trying to step all over my lines
Trying to drown me out with your rhymes
I’ve got plenty of mine
If you want to take the spotlight
Do it on your own dime
Stop trying to hit me up with that mess
Needs some work but that’s none of my business
Got to pull your own. If you won’t
Please, don’t drag on me, no

No sir, I’m not genre dependent
I set my course to transcendent
Music with nothing to prove,
No need to defend it
I know, you just want some attention
But what you need is intervention
You can’t force feed
If I hear it and I like it maybe then you’ll get a mention

Stop trying to step all over my lines
Trying to drown me out with your rhymes
I’ve got plenty of mine
If you want to take the spotlight
Do it on your own dime
Stop trying to hit me up with that mess
Needs some work but that’s none of my business
Got to pull your own. If you won’t
Please, don’t drag on me, no

Instead of posing with those flashy cars
And fabricating like a superstar
Work hard
Maybe then I’ll know who you are
Diggin’ on swine
Yeah I thought I’d better drop that line
It’s a matter of requirement
It’s a discipline
If you don’t want to work those words then
Stop tryin’ Stop tryin’ Stop tryin’ Stop tryin’ tryin
Stop tryin’ Stop tryin’ Stop tryin’ Stop tryin’ tryin

Stop trying to step all over my lines
Trying to drown me out with your rhymes
I’ve got plenty of mine
If you want to take the spotlight
Do it on your own dime
Stop trying to hit me up with that mess
Needs some work but that’s none of my business
Got to pull your own. If you won’t
Please, don’t drag on me, no

Going off on your comment spree
Ima sit here and hit delete
I think you’re peeing on the wrong tree
Yeah
Tryin’ to lift your leg on me
Aw, hell no
©lauramariemusic2014

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