This Is Our Time

by The Dick & Jane Project

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"This Is Our Time" is a collaboration between the Dick & Jane Project and students at the Berwick Alternative K-8 School in Columbus, OH

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released August 4, 2015

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Track Name: On Fleek
She said I was on fleek
She kissed me on my cheek
Let me get your number just so we can meet
She said the coffee shop is fine
I think we’ll have a good time
I hope she don't waste my time
But i wanna make her mine
She pulled up in a range truck
She had a sweater saying Oregon Ducks
Ohio State fans there too
She walks in and they all boooo (BOOOOO!)
I said girl don’t even worry, we gotta leave come on hurry
We go back to my place, I look over at her face she said.

If wanting you is a crime, baby boy it's fine
We got the same goals in life, with just love and money on our mind
Both on our grind, he knows its our time to shine.
He knows i’m a dime, now let me make him mine

She said she like my foreign car
I told her we can go to Mars
She said she like chain
Just know it’s Johnny Dang
Tried to finesse me out my racks
But i don’t care cause I can make it right back
She say she like my swag
I got my 30 Louie bags
I know she only want me for my money
She think I’m dummy, but she funny
I travel in expensive clothes, my pockets hold loads
I remember when i was broke
I had my come up and they choked
She said I’m the hottest I’m just being honest
Turn me up some more I’m on supersonic

I was counting in my lambo
She walked in with her hands closed
She punched me in the elbow
Heck no i did a neck roll

If wanting you is a crime, baby boy it's fine
We got the same goals in life, with just love and money on our mind
Both on our grind, he knows it’s our time to shine
He knows i’m a dime, now let me make him mine
Track Name: 8th Grade Life
How about that 8th Grade Life, How about that 8th grade life
(Okay, Okay)
How about that 8th Grade Life, How about that 8th grade life
(Ehhhhhhhh)

People don’t realize 8th grade ain’t easy
School ain’t ‘bout that pressure, it should be breezy
Gotta study for the test so we can be the best
And with all these snow days, they took away recess
Got homework, grades and sports on our chest
And you know we can’t forget about the new PARCC test
Berwick basketball, just swept the city
Your school against ours, it’s your school I pity
Puttin’ in more work, check my application
We in here everyday, man we need a vacation

How about that 8th Grade Life, How about that 8th grade life
(Okay, Okay)
How about that 8th Grade Life, How about that 8th grade life
(Ehhhhhhhh)

One more year and I’m filled with fear
Forgot to study for this test, let me ask my peers
My man Mr. J, he be teaching us math
Shreddin’ class clowns always making us laugh
With the Elementary kids, they running at our feet
Getting on our nerves, they need to take a seat
8th grade we on top, 9th grade we on the bottom
Makin new friends but old friends we still got ‘em
Up and down the hallway, we do it our way
We got four more years, but we can’t wait til May

How about that 8th Grade Life, How about that 8th grade life
(Okay, Okay)
How about that 8th Grade Life, How about that 8th grade life
(Ehhhhhhhh)
Track Name: Fake Friends
Don't mess with those fake friends
They won't be there till the end
Don’t mess with those fake friends
I can hear them arguing

You gon’ take her side? (Oh really)

She called her a rat
Then she really snapped
She said you better get back
Before you get slapped

There was no beef between us
Till you got jealous

If you got take her side
Then I'll say goodbye
Well never say hi again in our lives

So I'll stay quiet
Until they fall silent
They be actin’ like snakes
Always bein fake
Stabbed me in the back
By talkin that smack

Stick with your A One
They been there since day one
Stick with your A One
‘Cause you won't find a new one
Track Name: 2 Dollars
No money but two dollars
On a date with two dollars
Walked into the movie with two dollars
What you gonna get with two dollars

I was salty like the fries on your plate
I never should've gone on this date
I even bought that boy a milkshake
Turns out this was all a mistake

I was embarrassed I was mad
I bet he didn't even feel bad
Shocked he didn't show up the bus
I was so sad I could've cussed

No money but two dollars
On a date with two dollars
Walked into the movie with two dollars
What you gonna get with two dollars

He was wearing Trues
And expensive shoes
I was being used
He had no excuse
Buying lots of stuff
But he only had two bucks
Didn’t give two chucks
It really really sucks

No money but two dollars
Went to Steak 'n Shake with two dollars
I even picked you up it wasn't funny
Now you probably owe me at least twenty
Track Name: All These Clothes
Work, work, work, I don’t wanna wear these clothes,
They really stink, as they decompose,
It seems like they want us to act like clones,
They force us to do things just like drones.
But we don’t want to seem, like we are old,
We want to look young, cause we are bold,
They think these clothes are a good thing,
but self hatred and loathing is all they bring.

All these clothes cover me up,
They’re a picture of what you quack,
All these clothes are old and ugly,
They make us all look whack.
If I could wear my clothes,
I would look like I’m on fire,
Because I am strong and smooth,
And you can’t match my moves.

Uniforms, uniforms, I think it’s a shame
We wear the same thing again and again
I don’t wanna scream, I don’t wanna yell
We’re connected like a chain, And we can’t show our sock game
Our clothes are colorless, just like black and white
We have to wear our plain shirts, because we are civilized
We don’t wanna chant, we don’t want to fight
But I just don’t like my uniform, 'cause we all look alike.

If I could wear my clothes, I would wear:
Wristbands and raybans, I look like I wanna dance
I got Uggs and a north face, look like I’m in the south pole
Bathing suits and flip-flops, I like to wishy wash
Wear a suit with a bow tie, I’m looking very fly
A mile high, up in the sky
Swag
Track Name: The Call
We leave the world behind
Once we enter our minds.
Once I stop to take that call
I'm here to make you fall
When you're here I'm on your side
But then I turn it on its side
'Cause in the game I turn against you
But it ain't nothin' against you.
So you think you're right behind me?
Only if you you can find me.
Now I don't wanna put you out,
But I'm here to take you out.
I know times are getting tough,
I know things are gettin' heavy,
I know you've had enough,
but get back here when you're ready.

It's all in the family;
We share the same blood,
And it's all in good fun
When we shed the same blood.
It ain't nothin but love
When we spill the same blood,
'Cause all good families
Will spill the same blood.

I got my whole crew.
We're all comin' for you.
Before you started, you're done,
And my skills just flew
Man, time flies
When I'm watchin' you fall!
Phone flyin' off the hook
Gettin' call after call!
It's a bird, it's a plane-
No, it's me up there!
Game over, bald chicken.
Now now go get some hair..
I'll put you straight to sleep:
No blanket and no teddy.
Get up and brush the dirt off
And get back here when you're ready.
Track Name: Follow Our Crowd
We’re gonna rock the house
And not follow the crowd
We’re gonna start the game and finish it
And we already know we're winning it
And we know right now
They’re gonna follow our crowd

They’ll block our path in many ways
We twist and turn to see a good day

Even through the strife we feel alive
Our dreams are far but we know who we are

This is our town
We’re in it together now

I’m not the perfect person
My hair doesn’t always stay in place

Even through the strife we feel alive
Our dreams are far but we know who we are

This is our time
Track Name: Green Light
As a little kid
We all live that slow life
While we're getting older
Waiting for that green light
Do what we gotta do
Not even think twice
Green light
Waitin’ for that green light

I'm leavin' everything behind
I don't know what I'm gonna find
I'm on a path, I don't know where to go
All I know is I can't take it slow, take it slow
I'll be waiting for that green light
Green light, green light
Waiting for that green light
So let's go

Live it while you live it
Cause it's better than before
Til' you're older and you're wiser
And you're freer than before
Sometimes friends will turn to enemies
We learn and make new memories
You're livin' upside down
If you don't turn your life around
And hit the green light

We all had to come up with no help
With nobody to help us with the way that we felt
Now we look where are and it feels just right
Cause we remember what it’s like to live that slow life
Waitin’ on that green light
Let’s go
Track Name: The Littlest Things
Every time I see your face
I run to you like it's a race
Every time you hold me
I know that I’m not lonely

It's the littlest things
Things that you do
When I see you
I get in a mood
I can't explain

Every time I see you smile
I love how it goes on for miles
Every time you hold me
I know that I’m not lonely

You’re beautiful
You’re handsome
You’re wonderful
You’re amazing
I’m so into things that you do
Track Name: 5 Steps
I saw this guy, and I’m like woah
“She don’t know real love” but I want to know
I love you, but I’m a fool
“He made a proposal”
I rejected that too

He asked me why I kept saying no
You don’t know love, you just don’t know
He’s not lying, but I won’t relent
Go through the steps and make me content

Step One! We’re just friends, we talk a lot but not in depth
Step Two! We’re best buds, it’s not friend zone but we kick a lot
Step Three! Now you’re my crush
Step Four! I like you a lot
Step Five! I don’t know real love, but this is where it comes in oh god!

He kept saying, “Why five steps,”
I’m not that easy, he just wept,
Do you know my favorite color? Do you know my favorite fruit?
“Where where you born?” Do I play the flute?
All of these questions play a part,
Go through the steps and open up my heart,
After all that, he finally caught it
He took a step back, and tried to get with it.

We’ve gone through the steps, except for step five,
But I don’t really know if love is in our lives,
He told me told he loved me
We see eye to eye
But I still don’t know true love
So I told him Goodbye!