The Joy

by M&O

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released 22 May 2012

Writing & Vocals : Jamila Woods
Composition & Production : Owen Hill
Engineering : Owen Hill
Assistant Engineering : James Hinton aka The Range
Artistic Support : Aleks Alunans, Sean Brown, Albert Hill
Digital Album Artwork: David Hernandez

Guest Performances by:
facebook.com/chancetherapper
youtube.com/user/kidsthesedaysband
illroots.com/tag/nico-segal/
www.facebook.com/pages/Enrico-Armani/101756989867458

Show love to Chicago, and it will warm your heart on the coldest nights

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M&O Chicago, Illinois

In an era dominated by manufactured noise, M&O fka Milo & Otis have carved out a musical haven for listeners seeking an authentic respite. Jamila Woods (“Milo”—vocals, loop pedal, poetry) and Owen Hill (“Otis” — bass guitar, imagination, production) are the two behind this earthy sound, which harks back to the heyday of R&B with a blend of what can only be labeled “Adventure Soul.” ... more

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Track Name: Can't Stop Now!
Who says everybody gotta know
What they meant to do in this world
All I know is what I got in my head
I guess i might as well start there

When I grow up I'm gonna power walk across the universe
I'll be a rockstar veterinarian
Yeah I'ma be the first one in the world
Yeah I'ma be the first one, have ya heard?

(You can't stop now)

My hairbrush--- thinks my rhymes are crazy
my momma hangs my writins onthewall
my mirror says the world will praise me
my wallet says i should get a job

When I grow up I'm gonna power walk across the universe
I'll be a poet and a astronaut
Yeah I'ma be the first bard on the moon
Yeah I'll be the first one, is that too soon? (too soon?)

(You can't stop now)

I got so many dreams stuck up in my mind
Track Name: Black Sheep feat. Nico Segal
[Chorus]
Bah bah Black Sheep
Have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir
I've got a whole head full
(and you can't touch it)

No You Can't Fucking Touch My Hair

[Verse 1]
I like to keep it curly like Angela and Nikki
But stranger fingers come round, and that's when shit gets tricky

Do I look like a petting zoo to you?
My head is not a book you can peruse

People wanna finger ride a hairline safari
People wanna trick or treat buckets of black kink

Well read my lips when I say this yeah
Read my lips when I say this

No You Can't Fucking Touch My Hair

[Chorus]
Bah bah Black Sheep
Have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir
I've got a whole head full
(and you can't touch it)

No You Can't Fucking Touch My Hair

(hey boy) I'd keep my hands to myself if I were you
(hey boy) I'd keep my hands to myself if I were

[Verse 2]
Usually I don't have to say these things
But some folks need a reminder cause they think
My hair is an open invitation, and I can't understand this odd infatuation

See, since I cut my perm off life ain't been the same
I been taking long showers and long walks in the rain
I rock my pick with a fist on the daily
Cause I ain't Rapunzel I don't need a prince to save me

[Chorus]
Bah bah Black Sheep, have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir
I've got a whole head full
(and you can't touch it, no you can't touch it, no you can't touch it, no you can't touch it)

No You Can't Fucking Touch My Hair

(Hey boy) I'd keep my hands to myself if I were you
(Hey boy) I'd keep my hands to myself if I were

[Outro]
Wash your hair put the oil on
Go to bed put the scarf on
Braid it up in the winter
Use a comb but be gentle, heyyyy

These are the waves / These are the waves
That the lord has made / That the lord has made
Let us rejoice / Let us rejoice
And be glad in it / And be glad in it
Track Name: Ars Poetica
[Verse 1]

Hell is a door with two frames
I'll never make it out
See I was born with two names
We never speak aloud

Now if I could write one more song
I would lie a thousand times before the bridges end

[Prechorus]
Coming out the back with our hands held high
We're tryna see our faces in lines we write
Never woulda dreamed of this life
I think we got a chance you and I

[Chorus]
Ride with me, ride with me
Over the hills
Take pride with me, pride with me
This could be real said
All my heroes are dead or gone crazy
(i think i'll go crazy)

[Verse 2]
I never had a dream come true
I never wished on a star
I never could forget your voice
And I will never go far

[Prechorus]
Coming out the back with our hands held high
I'm tryna see your face in the lines I write
Gonna keep the voices inside
Carry all your songs in my mind

[Verse 1]

Hell is a door with two frames
I'll never make it out
See I was born with two names
We never speak aloud

Now if I could write one more song
I would lie a thousand times before the bridges end

[Prechorus]
Coming out the back with our hands held high
We're tryna see our faces in lines we write
Never woulda dreamed of this life
I think we got a chance you and I

[Chorus]
Ride with me, ride with me
Over the hills
Take pride with me, pride with me
This could be real said
All my heroes are dead or gone crazy
(i think i'll go crazy)

[Outro]
Give me somethin to believe in
Cause all these songs are playing in heaven
Track Name: Tiny Soldiers
[Verse 1]

Time
Keeps dripping from my fists like water
Wish I could learn to keep forever
Like a well-behaved pet

Lo
Behold the power of the mental
I learned the hard way
Don't be gentle
If you can't forgive, you must forget

[Prechorus]
Burn the bedsheets, message delete
Break the mirror, crack the rearview
I can banish you from my mind

[Verse 2]
Put your pictures
In the dumpster, in the alley
Poured myself a glass of cherry whiskey
Toasted your absence, and my good health

[Prechorus]
Burn the bedsheets, message delete
Break the mirror, crack the rearview
I can banish you from my mind

Promises and nicknames: forget
Erase every word that you said
I can banish you from my mind

[Chorus]
Tiny Soldiers on the front lines of my mind
Waging war against the thought of you
tiny Soldiers they will fight here all night
Raging strong against the you I knew

...

If you can't forgive, you must forget
Track Name: Lift Up feat. Chance the Rapper
[Chance The Rapper]

I wanna kiss you on your band-aids
Wanna make you a house that's manmade
I want you as my bandmate
Let's collab but not really in music
Let's make jokes that not really amusing
Let's make ammends thats not really a movement
Let's make kids that not really a rap line
Let's make it seem like love lasts longer than life
and make believe thats not really a flatline

Make new words for love and old uses for Kodacs
Look through throwbacks like
You should grow your fro back
Let's get old together and never go back
To a life to a world where we are both cats
Fall in love with your wrinkles
You'll never be single
I know that you think you'll be loose in this world
Always we'll twinkle
My star I'm your Ringo
Play old people bingo
You're beautiful girl

[Hook]
Love won't you fall asleep in my arms
While I read you these poems
I wrote you so long ago

[Milo]
In our ninth life
We fall and fall to land on our feet
But we beyond skin, what's a tombstone?
What's a love poem if not a pair of wings?
An anecdote for the hourglass, a cure for ticking in our veins
We rise above pain, the threat of times scissor blade
And I am unafraid
I know I've found a resting place in your arm's cave

....


Rise Above, Rise Above
Track Name: 1108 Troy Davis
There was a flood on my father's face
A flood today

I dreamed he was a bird
I told him: They cage our kind baby
So fly, fly away

The trees remember
They cry too
There's blood on the leaves
And blood at the roots

What a strange strange day
Track Name: Providence (Interlude)
Some people call this thing a temporary madness
I see nothing fleeting about it

In love with Providence
Draw a map of the city on my skin
What would that feel like?

(Kiss on cheekbone, Rain on cobblestone)

This feeling is far from fleeting.
Track Name: Art of the Toast feat. Enrico X
[Verse 1]
Ain't you you perfect thing
You got me round a finger babe
Smitten and its okay
I dont care what the people say

Twas love at first date
A year anniversary
Gave you my keys
But boy your heart was out on lease

I stay at your place
You work and you come home late
Study your face
We kiss and you pull away

Bed lying awake
Your gone
I sleep with your shadow
Your someone i don't know

[Prechorus]
You got a heart of sand
You got a wooden nose
You hold my hand
With your fingers crossed

I want the gospel
You want the game
Baby your stories' never the same
oh ya had me at hello but
you had one foot out the door

[Hook]
You Never Loved Me Boy

[Verse 1]
Rewinding the days
Your lies and mistakes
I can't honestly say
I don't still miss you babe

But you're so yesterday
I'm gone
And I don't wanna see you
I need me someone new

[Prechorus]
I want the gospel
You want the game
Baby your stories' never the same
oh ya had me at hello but
you had one foot out the door

[Hook]
You Never Loved Me Boy

[Enrico X]

You know I apologize it was just sex
The shit I did would get you upset
But that's kinda of how it was
We were young and my boys would ask me on our walks home
Have you fucked yet?

Memories of us drinking at the sunset
Did a lot, but with you it was done best
City kids who would walk into the mall
Sneak into the fitting rooms
Where we'd watch each other undress

Now I look around and see you're barely there
Yeah, you're lucky if this girl responds to one text
And it's morning, like 4:30
My homies say go home but my home is not a home
So I'm good where I'm at
And I'm really in no hurry

But I hear you do your thing
You gotta go girl
I'll be waiting in the wing I hope you know girl
With a fucking black tux and a rose and a ring

And we can do the damn thing and have like four girls
And maybe one son
And the mistakes that I have made would then be undone
I know God exists cause heaven's where you come from

[Hook]
You Never Loved Me Boy
Track Name: The Joy
You wanna know if you're to blame babe
They did you wrong and turned your smile fake
Your face's blue you had a bad dream
I ask you why you say the same thing

I know that you been going through it
I miss the moonlight that you came with
Gimme a low tide, dry your eyes
You'll find a new love, it's inside

(It ain't worth it
I'll kiss your fists
You'll get get through this
Just have faith sis)

[Chorus]
Look at your life
Look at the joy you give
Look at the world
Look at whats left to live
For life, for life, for life
For life, for life, for life

[Verse 2]
They don't give you wings to fly
You are perfect in my eyes
Ain't no point in asking why
Ain't no shame go head n cry

It's not easy but we try
We peer and mirrors and we lie
But they can't take away your light
You deserve a love like the sky

I wanna see you up so high

[Bridge]
You're so much stronger than they say
You burn so bright, you're burning brighter everyday

[Chorus]
Look at your life
Look at the joy you give
Look at the world
Look at whats left to live
For life, for life, for life
For life, for life, for life