BLACK CAT - BEST YOU CAN GET !

by DDM (Drowning Dog & Malatesta)

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released September 11, 2014

Written, recorded and produced by DDM (Drowning Dog & Malatesta)
@"EK Studio Occupata" Milano, Italy,

Mixed @ "Studio Rouge" Paris..by Tristan Mazire

Mastered @ "Audible Oddities" Oakland..by Shawn Hatfield

1. DDM (intro)
Beat : Malatesta / Words : DD / Mix : Tristan Mazire
2. Flags
Beat : Malatesta / Words : DD / Mix : Tristan Mazire
3. Power
Beat : Malatesta / Words : DD / Mix : Tristan Mazire
4. Casa Occupata
Beat : Malatesta / Words : DD, Acero Moretti / Mix : Tristan Mazire
5. Take the rich off welfare
Beat : Malatesta / Words : DD / Mix : Malatesta
6. Rap anarchico
Beat : Malatesta / Words : DD / Mix : Malatesta
7. Class war blues
Beat : Malatesta / Words : DD / Saxophone : Burnell Caldwell /
Mix : Malatesta
8. Me & We
Beat : Malatesta / Words : DD / Mix : Tristan Mazire
9. Police Mafia
Beat : Leleprox & Malatesta / Words : DD, Picciotto /
Mix : Tristan Mazire
10. Greve Generale
Beat : Piloophaz / Words : DD / Mix : Piloophaz
11. Fuck the boss
Beat : Malatesta / Words : DD / Mix : Malatesta
12. Today
Beat : Malatesta / Words : DD / Mix : Tristan Mazire
13. What is normal?
Beat : Don Korto / Words : DD, E-One, Skalpel /
Scratches and Cuts : Akye / Edit: Malatesta / Mix : Tristan Mazire
14. Stuck
Beat : Malatesta / Words : DD / Mix : Tristan Mazire
15. Damn goverment
Beat : Malatesta & Phantom Patient / Words : DD / Mix : Malatesta

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DDM (Drowning Dog & Malatesta) San Francisco, California

DDM create a kind of electronic bass rap
DDM started out in San Francisco in 2005, and started touring and writing more regularly in 2009... played over 300 shows on 2 continents, three albums, 7 inch, a New 12 Inch and many compilation contributions, "Black Cat - Best you can get!" is the latest DDM album and it's out now!
New release is the "Sick Of This Shit" E.P. Coming summer 2017 on Vinyl.
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Track Name: Flags
02. Flags
Flags are bits of colored cloth Flags are bits of colored cloth
Chorus:
Fuck the flag
burn them on down burn them on the drop dirty them up
sick pop sick pop
fuck drop sick pop
Picture me giving a fuck about a politician
in any town man
i’m about the worldwide take them as they come These countries are here to divide nah that shit gone dumb
fake ass pride
we is the future
we is the sun
They keep this world cold but we is the one
heat it up, light it up
roll it undone
we rebuild and
start again
actions are louder than our words speak
so come on
get it with me
fuck a government
in any print
y’all states of abuse ....Roll it undone x2 (Chorus)
Gonna upset the setup
tell a politician to shut up they talk to much
got us swimming through this strategy of tension got you salty all day working jobs that you don’t want to be in
I say the children of fear are here to say
we don’t want this world we here to play
so fuck your flags
with your profits
round our neck
got us choking all day
we give them that authority and we can take it back Power is with the people not just a cliche
it’s a fucking fact,
they the game
we pay the price
always a rich mans war
and a poor mans fight
Flags are bits of colored cloth that governments use first
to shrink wrap peoples brains and then as ceremonial shrouds to bury the dead (Chorus)
Track Name: Casa occupata
04. Casa Occupata feat. Acero Moretti
Come on wolf come blow this house made of brick x2 Come on wolf come blow this house made of brick x2
What you know about this where you live don’t shit
It’ll be what we mofo make it radical history since way back they still trying to break it round here they made
their own social security you can call it that partigiano mentality presente, respire, resiste way it’s gotta be
life is rich
it’s a necessity
their power be attacking we lift the pressure
make their profit lesser owned by the state
or owned by the bank
take it as it is
just common sense
what the fuck they think but they trying smash us and them kitchen sinks
Chorus:
Dimmi che ne sai Dimmi che ne sai
la sorte, la malasorte
con un lavoro a usura
oppure si usura giocando a carte inventa il tuo presente,
la vita è un arte
la società è malata,
ha il mito di chi fa le scarpe
dimmi che ne sai
se non ci sei stato mai
parliamo di rivolta, di birra e lotta thay notti tragiche,
sorsi di amaro calice
notti magiche, dove non metti
a fuoco l’immagine
hasta la vista la lista
sfonda le lamiere
qua lo stato è assenteista prenditi il quartiere,
è di chi ci vive
tamburi di battaglia
contro chi ci opprime
perchè hai voglia che la casa
è un diritto ma da disoccupato come pago l’affitto what a hell, you can ring my bell
intanto ci capiamo a sghenewey e you understand.
(Chorus)
What you know about that polenta Diritto alla casa
fuck a lista
don’t wait
the system don’t work
It’ll leave you in the dirt
take back our time
take back our worth
Kick in the doorway in the third floor that’s right cause
we can’t pay rent no more
and know we know the score
took the door off the frame
space we claim
round here we ain’t the same round here they take houses empty then they ours
plenty and they and us to say sorry but it’s casa populare
and it’s our fuckin town
yo! in case you forget
what you know about polenta
in a big ass pot
in the middle of the street searching for integrity
shut it down it’s a block party
Don’t stop!
What you know about that polenta
Track Name: Take the rich off welfare
chorus:
Scraping up them pennies
you never get up your desperate Scrapping nails on the cement bloody as fuck and you felt it
05. Take The Rich Off Welfare
Summer in the neighborhood hot as fuck babies crying moms screaming
boys posted pregnant teens sweltering ...stuck
Attitude hollering from the car young nuts trying act harder than they are
got another bill in the mail and i ain’t gonna open it pretend it don’t exist
just keep smoking it
yeah one more spliff
blame mama for everything cause papa dipped
he was raw with his fists but i’ve moved past it
bury that hatchet
staring straight in the face of all my bad habits
Front back side to side faded as fuck
feelin kinda slow
say it like you mean it letting them know
every corner that you turn there’s another wall
bang that head
flip that brick
hard times stay here
put in the face make it stick show that face fix that face
throw it up when u
hear that bass
they want us to
shut up and stay in our place march to our death
catch a case catch a habit
we just searching for freedom do anything for it
no more we avoid that
tick tick tock
young, poor and angry
old, poor and hungry
broke out of my mind
fuck you pay me
who police the police
who keeping that peace
If jesus don’t save us
where will we be?
home of the maize
home of the brave
home of the cage
home of the lockdown
(chorus)
Do you take section 8
use that W.I.C.all the
whispers bad looks she get that social stigma so
mama held her head low
in guilt and shame
but welfare for rich and corporate
no shame in their game
they steal shit
head up high
on that 6th vacation this year that last house it;s just a spare keep their money on an island never put in the pot
Just one of the ways
they stay on top
siphoning
they take what they like shitting on your life
but if we don’t pay
we take it in the rear
lets be clear
take the rich off welfare
flip that shit, all their laws keep us hungry and scared
the state (system) is a criminal they keep it subliminal
while my boys doing 20 to life but thats obvious, hypocritical He’s [laying them averages odds against ya
feeling like a schmuck
or soft polenta
foster house aint no home social worker creeping round man fuck who sent ya
He’s staying here till he gets his feet on the ground
staying on the couch
till he gets on his feet
he say jail was easier than these streets
at least you can eat
and get a roof
harsh reality
we ain’t bulletproof
feeling like theres no use staying in that 90 proof
2nd strike no way out
Home of the maize Home of the brave Home of the cage Home of the lockdown
Scrapping up them pennies never get up desperate Scrapping nails on the cement bloody as fuck and you felt it That’s why we shout
don’t give a fuck
cause caring
sometimes hurt to much when everything fucked not caring is the key
go cold, bury it deep
but i don’t want to be
always wanted more
than stepping over casualties call me that T.T. socrates trashy philosher
talking about all these
tragedies and miseries questioning our whole life and where we outta be this ain’t it
Honey badger when they talk that ball sack shit
round here we grow up quick say goodbye
to your innocence and get in this If it wasn’t for grandma
where the fuck would you be
If it wasn’t for grandma
where the fuck would you be still wiping all that
snot on your sleeve.
Track Name: Class war blues
07.
Class War Blues
Got a picture for ya
you can connect the dots
like the bigger the haves
the bigger the have nots connect four
power on top one another stacked up
i say the rich know whats up they know the truth
they know about this class war more than we do
they wanna rent a bitch bought a maid
can’t clean their shit
bought a slave
fed up with yourself
lazy fuck lazy fuck
living like your birthday everyday knees up
ya’ll be looking for me
ease up
sparking when i can
you know that’s
keys up
without this i blow up many things severed kings head the game
gotta be
otherwise they roll over we can’t take it
that’s why we saying
what we gotta
right here front line
go and tell your mama shit have you seen
DDM , EK
that’s were i’ve been Patronized and you
---- treated like a fool patted on the head
criminalized
who make them rules yes boss daddy
yes sir,
---- we don’t want your charity we grown, self determined
we deciding our own
when you know our history you know we lost
when you look up
in the street
you know the cost
they watching their back
they scared of the dark
security camera,
gated up
they scared of us
cause they know they
put us in a box
fighting each other,
fighting over crumb
but tonight we busting
out found out where the
bread begun
tear the muzzle of the mouth
you can call solidarity
realized it’s setup done
you can call it commonality
now we going head up gone
cause when we stop smiling
they won
and when we stop trying
then its
game done game done
Track Name: Me & We
08. Me & We
Chorus:
Get in where i fit in
and i get in where i don’t
and i get in where i don’t finding commonalties
where i thought
there was no hope
we can coexist, make it fit
find a way to work it out, gritty show them something beautiful in this grey city
On a quest to live this life by our own rules
without our masters show them fools
what it could be like
we can do more than
just imagine
we can start tonight organize our life
before apathy taking over getting in our skin
and we like fuck it all
feeling small , hella uninspired fuck it all feeling small
hella unempowered
they got us desensitized
but we still care
next conscious shit
anarchist, we get there
first thing mama said
was life ain’t fair
rough out there
better get prepared
be an original
girl you can’t be replaced
an individual
without community leaves usdying alone
we need each other
and community
without individuality
leave us a sheep clone following the next throne
its a balance between
me and we
drowning in that theory
but drenched in reality thirsty for that feeling that we gonna get this happening
(Chorus)
Looking for that thick skin cause this life can puncture is it so hard to look out
for one another
when i let go of one branch i hold on to another
cause that ‘fix a flat’
ain’t gonna save a motherfucker
only we can save us now it’s just us
and that why we say it loud it’s just us
Looking for a quick fix we’ve all had it looking for that luck but lady done lost it looking for that love but trying to forget it hurt too much
people let you down
but then they’ll
bring you up
thats a gift that keeps on giving
like this future still unwritten
looking for fighting spirit
sometimes it goes under
so give me your hand mutual man
lean on me
i’ll do the same
hungry as can be
feel it in the vein
drowning in that theory
but drenched in reality
thirsty for that feeling
that we gonna get this happening
(Chorus)
Track Name: Police Mafia
09. Police Mafia
Nato col piombo degli ‘80
sotto un cielo cupo
faccio il conto con la mia Sicilia
terra di chi vede e resta muto
quà si soccombe tra
le bombe e le tombe,
coperte d’intonaco
i vermi sopra i corpi inermi
e nello stomaco
c’erano morsi,paure e mostri,
attento a ciò che mostri,
fatevi i fatti vostri...
era la legge del più forte
ora chi regge il peso del passato
attualizzato dalla stessa mafia
che si cambia d’abito
consenso tacito,
dai tempi della «piovra» e placido
coi corpi di chi
sgarra squagliati nell’acido
ai tempi del «capo dei capi» capo capitale
capita che il capo
cupola governi lo stivale
dalle caserme
al quirinale legge infame uguale
per chi si assomiglia dio denaro
fa capofamiglia l’Italia tale resta e vessa
regge lo schema,
legge tutela mafia uguale a stato
e viceversa
FTP.... Nei sbiri nei mafiosi
A million eyes watching
you can feel the heat
we got 5 little henchmen
watching across the street
they romancing the idea
of the protective family
you know godfather scarface all the kids wanna be
that full of hierarchy
you know papa will
take care of you
as long as you agree
---- no questions asked
respect on a one way street
not shared
we all involved we forced to be i swear
they say give you money to me you know that cash gotta move we must ask permission
just to be just to exist
use violence and fear to manipulate any situation
that beretta to the face
show respect if you object
you be losing that neck
i say, losing that voice
burned out shell
remains just to begin
If you like the mafia
you love the cops
cause they working
hand and hand
like a pimp and a slap
that don’t stop.
Track Name: Greve Generale
10. Greve Generale
Chorus :
I don’t know when to stop but i’ll know when I’m finished Don’t know when to stop Don’t know when to stop
I don’t know when to stop but i’ll know when I’m finished
Without a memory
said its hard to distinguish if it’s this time, that time quick time, past time
in time, thats now
Trying to stay aware
they say gone are the days
of kings and queens
but . i think their still here.
This is the moment to
smash the crown
share the riches found
stolen from our pockets
stolen from beneath
eyes wrapped in the flag
so we can’t see
Life is a rip off
we better get fact’d up
realize the rip off
and we kick off
a new game
yeah, we act up
we in the fight together
for the right to live
we want more than
these options
our choices are few
we voting for change
but what does it do?
Stays the same who’s to blame? yo, I’m asking you
cause I’m about
not going to work tomorrow
or the next day
everybody
Sciopero Generale
Stop for a minute
lets see what we’ve become cause what we need and
what we want
isn’t what we got
they weren’t down when
we were riding that bus
we still ride the bus
and the city is cutting that line cutting them options
and ain’t nothing new
trying to find what was lost
in this humanity
calmly i hyper analyze the situation
stay covered in the cut
I’m all wrapped up
we deep in contemplation
we could all come up
we can change our situation gotta change that situation cause the tooth is still there its getting kinda mucky cause the fairy never came and we never got our money
(chorus)
Learning and living
through the process for instance keep, keeping on
while the song play
all around the world its the same old same shit
different place different day
all the time, occupy stand up shut it down, everywhere... thats on us world town
life is rip off
It keeps me getting sack’d up realize the rip off and
we switch off the nightmare start a new dream
we dealing with death
of imagination
could it be
leaving us incarcerated
mentaly blocked
diminish
here to finish what i started never giving half hearted
I’m here to go the distance don’t tell me it’s too late
dream, imagine, create
(chorus)
Track Name: Today
12. Today
chorus 1:
Today this the one
today this the one
today i’m gonna get it
do everything i’ve never did today i’m gonna say it
say everything i’ve never said
Today feeling like
it’s all possible
feeling that together we unstoppable
Today i’m gonna listen listen real hard
and grab inspiration cause it don’t last for long
chorus 2 :
sometimes i feel like butter sometimes i feel like ice sometimes i feel like butter like I’m melting on that knife and when i feel like ice
it’s something quite insane throw up that glass, diamond cut nothing i can’t maintain
butter ice butter ice
try and lose try and lose but if we don’t try
then we already lost
sometimes we can get
further than you thought
thats further than you think
putting my all in
black and pink
we stay out here
cause sometimes
we come together
and create great things
but your the missing link
Chorus 1 Chorus 2
Glass half empty glass half full
It’s both all the time magnified
perspective
learnt this on a subway ride
corrective lenses i wear
as i start to prepare
today i feel like a
child of possibilities
and my imagination
never got strangled out of me
like kids with no toys
but giant imaginations
Gonna get this day started
feeling like she-ra
life go up and down like
a mofo see saw
roller coaster ride with a
rabbit paw.. foot
wishing everyday could
feel this good
Today this the one
Today this the one
Track Name: What is normal ?
13. What Is Normal ? feat. Premiere Ligne
It’s all you know
it’s everything to you
it’s normal
without it things seem strange
odd, out of place ,uncontrollable
a different taste
can make you angry defensive scared
upset curious questionable ideas shared
It’s all you know
it’s everything to you
it’s normal
Was born in the beast
but raised in the south
claiming the best cause
it made that D.D. now
we are what we see
that’s essere, to be
whats normal to you
ain’t so normal to me
some strange company
we need a transparency
the way you do
way you see universally
i’m gonna share
my way of seeing
window of vision
go threw that pane
new prism, perspective
share that struggle
tactic, knowledge,
flavor, spice
share that herb playing nice
time to get our mind right
so many different ways
to see the world
i’m about that life
It’s not our differences
that divide us
we can accept and celebrate
These differences are
what make us
no more we hesitate
we push on through
their gates
These nations keep us cold
I put that on my soul
these governments are dead
It’s all been said before

Hors frontières, hors normes
J’ai mes propres règles
qui t’emmerdent mais
y’a pas mort d’homme
Réfractaire dès qu’on me sermonne
qu’on m’ordonne
une chose j’augmente
les doses de seum
et d’hormones
international,
comme une bonne bière
un bol d’air mondial
comme toutes les bonnes guerres je suis toujours libre
comme la foudre,
comme le tonnerre
en Première Ligne j’ai déjà fait
le tour du système solaire
j’adore ma colère,
l’envers du décor c’est quoi ?
un bon flic c’est un flic mort
je suis comme le vent,
je résiste à toutes les saisons
au delà de l’horizon,
derrière la raison,
si tu savais tout ce qu’ils veulent
que tu ne vois pas c’est
l’entre-monde qui gronde
mon gars c’est par là
on survit, on surnage,
on écrit on déballe notre rage juste on tente autre chose qu’être otage»
J’transcende les normes comme l’hypnose
En transe, ailleurs,
je suis, celui qui ose
Mon ego n’a d’égal que
mon amour du collectif
Mon gars, ça m’est égal
que t’es la boule ou
bien des tiffs
Tout style, tout âge,
tout sexe confondu
Ma vie se mène en
parallèle de votre
monde de tordu
Distordu comme J’emmerde la norme souviens toi de mon
cri de guerre
J’évite les passages cloutés, symbole d’une prison
Ma tête est flouté
sur les photos de nos visions A la marge mais constamment
dans l’action directe
C’est bizarre tout ce qui
se passe,
ce que produit dans ma tête Plus aucune attache,
de prise, dans le réel
Mon âme se détache
de mon corps,
tout devient virtuel
Des couleurs,
de la lumière blanche,
non c’est pas le paradis
C’est Première ligne,
DDM, le rap, juste nos vies
le temps ou les frontières
Camino..ciego, eso te digo,
pa delante sigo, a ver,
decime que es normal?
que diferencia entre el
hombre y el animal?
Track Name: Stuck
14.Stuck
Chorus 1:
Wake up in the morning like a slap in the face saying bitch
shut the fuck up
Wake up in the morning like a rat in race
just trying to get enough Wake up in the morning like a girl
never knew her place living on that tough love Wake up in the morning like a slap in the face saying bitch
shut the fuck up
stuck
you were feeling some type of way feeling stuck
Chorus 2:
Clock in clock out Blood in blood out run it back
do it again
stuck
Stuck in the middle
you spinning them wheels running in place
going nowhere fast
going nowhere quick
and you can’t see a way out
living in the moment
living in the past got you feeling sick feet of lead and mud
brick and mortar now come handle this and its so clear feeling beat down
with a morning kiss pulled from a dream not always what it seems
they ain’t playing nice, playing yoyo with our lives, got our throat to them knives not enough just a slice
want it all on this plight
---- and they taking it no mistaken it
got you worried but you still faking it trying to keep it cool cause you know
life is more than this
It’s not their rules that you live for It’s much more stay steady looking for them accomplices
stuck
you were feeling some type of way feeling stuck playing repeat everyday, feeling stuck
we got no time to say
its not enough, stuck
I’m a quality girl in a disposable world, that wonderbread keep you half fed, formaldehyde
you walking round here have dead sick with frustrations on what to
do next, one wrong move
you dealing with consequences
that you might regret
when the money spent money spent snuffed in the face pushed back stuck in a rut feeling trapped continuous habit trying to escape
on my last sack trying paint a picture, skull framed, staying on the brink, but we maintain
even though It always feels like your losing cause the small victories can’t see at the time
feel like you cruising for a bruising cause the triumph over adversity ain’t recognized.... stuck
Chorus 2) (Chorus 1)