Blue Lights

by Nadir Omowale

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A funky night on the town goes sideways when Nadir gets pulled over by the police. "Blue Lights" describes the tension as our hero wonders what will happen next. "Are you good cop or bad cop? Will you arrest me, give me a ticket, or will I have to throw down?"

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Blue Lights
(Spooner, Omowale)
©2016 Spotted Soul (ASCAP) & Eclipse America Productions, Inc. (BMI)

THROW DOWN!!!

It's Friday night and I'm on the one.
You know my game is trump tight
Because I Just got paid. I'm feeling good
I'm finna do my thang at Funk Night.

I'm rolling south on 75.
Rocking my body to the beat.
But when I look back it's a heart attack.
Damn. That's cold. I'm being followed by the heat.

That's when I see the
Blue lights in my rearview
What did I do? Do wrong?
Are you good cop? Are you bad cop?
Will you arrest me?
Or this time will I have to throw down?
THROW DOWN!

WTF?
Alright… Calm down. Calm down.
Breathe.
Pull over.
Alright...
Wallet on the dashboard. License and registration ready.
What did I do?
Was I speeding?
Are my tags expired?
Am I gonna get cuffed?
Am I gonna get tasered?
Am I gonna get shot?
Am I gonna have to THROW DOWN?!!

Tension is high! It's out of control!
Are you good cop, are you bad cop on patrol.
Will you arrest me for no reason? Hunt me down like open season?
Are you hero? Are you villian? I don't know, know, know, know...

Blue lights in my rearview
What did I do? Do wrong?
Are you good cop? Are you bad cop?
Will you arrest me? Or let me ride?

Blue lights in my rearview
Will you take thangs too far
Are you hero? Are you villian?
Will you test me?
Or this time will I have to throw down?

THROW DOWN!

credits

released April 28, 2017
Blue LIghts
written by Christopher Spooner and Jonah Nadir Omowale
©2016 Spotted Soul (ASCAP) & Eclipse America Productions, Inc. (BMI)

Produced by J. Nadir Omowale & Christopher Spooner
Recorded at Spotted Soul, Mount Clemens, Michigan by Christopher Spooner and EkoBase Media, Ferndale, Michigan by Nadir Omowale
Additional recording by Simone White at Sim-1 Music, Sydney, Australia, by Jeff Rebrovich at Ghost Synthesis Music, Ferndale, Michigan, by Amp Fiddler in Mr. Fiddler's Basement, Detroit, Michigan and by Sam Beaubien at Will Sessions Central, Royal Oak, Michigan

Simone White: drums
Christopher Spooner: bass, guitars, keys
Amp Fiddler: rhodes, clavinet, synth
Jeff Rebrovich: synth solo
The Will Sessions Horns are
Sam Beaubien: trumpet
Jimmy Smith: trumpet
Justin Jozwiak: saxophone
Matt Martinez: trombone
Caleb Gutierrez: vocals
Nadir Omowale: vocals

Horn Arrangement: Jimmy Smith & Matt Martinez
Artwork by Nadir

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Nadir Omowale Detroit, Michigan

“To label Nadir as a neo-soul artist would be neglecting his rock roots; to call him a rock artist would be overlooking his hip-hop and jazz influences. Fully encompassing all the talents that Nadir possesses would be comparable to expanding the mathematical term Pi to its last digit.” – The Michigan Chronicle, Detroit, Michigan ... more

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