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Indiana Stomp

“We’ll beat you wearing candy stripes!”  

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As we move on from this wild election please remember that we are Americans, and we will get through this election just like we always have. In saying that, I mean by putting all this energy and emotion and childish behavior into rooting for adults playing school yard games, and if you are from Indiana that means the greatest game ever invented, basketball.  Most importantly, Indiana Hoosier Basketball! Because come on Purdue couldn’t get to the Final Four of a 5 team tournament, Notre Dame is a football school, and the only thing a Butler fan does after winning a National Championship is turn off the Xbox and go to bed.

After the success of my song with Matty Moe, Indiana Boys, that we released last March, I wanted to give Indiana fans and this Hoosier squad a new anthem to put in their iPods as they STOMP through the regular season and continue STOMPING through March into April and then cut down the nets for Indiana’s 6th National Championship! (No pressure boys)

So as we end this crazy election, and turn our attention back to school yard games played by millionaires and college kids, who should be paid but aren’t paid but that’s another story, I give to you the Indiana Stomp. Which is now the official, unofficial, official fight song for the 2016-2017 Indiana Basketball team, Officially! (This is still unofficial though)

I normally dislike anthem songs because they are corny and sellout-ish so this song was a little bit difficult for me to do, but I figured since Indiana Basketball is the one thing I care about on the same level as I do music that this song would turn out at least genuine.

Also it’s called the Stomp because we are going to STOMP opponents out as easy as it is to count 1, 2, 1, 2. That’s 1,2, 1,2 because I can’t dance, but I do a fierce two step.

Download it, share it, play it. Play it around other Hoosier fans, and also play it around Purdue fans and then if they get mad or start to talk smack just remind them that they are lucky since there isn’t one bad seat in Mackey Arena…You know because they don’t have any banners to get in the way.

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Pain Pills and Cornfields (Old Evansville) by Michael Barber

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LYRICS

I see you running and I see you for the night
See you in the town and I’m falling and I’m gone tonight
And I’m feeling more alive
Falling in the fields to you…

Verse 1 (Michael Barber)
Walmart came and killed customer service
Killed mom and pops now we got parking lots
There’s an empty lot where the church use to be
So we wonder why in school God doesn’t breath
A meth lab went up, good nobody died
An arrest wasn’t made coppers took my supplies
Smelled some reefer couple kids getting high
Everybody out for they slice of the American Pie

Hook 2x (Josh Tifer)
I see you running and I see you for the night
See you in the town and I’m falling and I’m gone tonight
And I’m feeling more alive
Falling in the fields to you…

Verse 2 (Michael Barber)
Pill mills run amok so the fiends still up
See Crack around maybe if you head downtown
Racism still alive, but I wish that it wasn’t
See your best friends is all of your cousins
Little city like an island surrounded by corn
Same place you live and die is the place you was born
Johnny Law probably watching, it’s all politics
And Jesus is the hope so the broke don’t call it quits

Bridge (Josh Tifer)
The land that waits for you
It’s all over
The empty fields a new
Or am I falling for?
In the fields you come
I don’t know…
It’s the fields of dreams
All Over…

Hook 2x (Josh Tifer)
I see you running and I see you for the night
See you in the town and I’m falling and I’m gone tonight
And I’m feeling more alive
Falling in the fields to you…

Verse 3 (Michael Barber)
Weekend warrior but a worry through the week
Meek shall inherit but the bills getting steep
Heat lightening hit as the town start to sleep
Fashion and trends just sheep leading sheep
A few lucky numbers maybe a few scratch offs
Peanut butter crank make the heads blast off
Still at the bar when you hear last call
So ya head out, hoping to dodge Johnny law

Bridge (Josh Tifer)
The land that waits for you
It’s all over
The empty fields a new
Or am I falling for?
In the fields you come
I don’t know…
It’s the fields of dreams
All Over…

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Over the Moon

Me and Moses on the Beach
My son Moses and I on the Beach

Over the Moon

It’s very difficult to tell a non-parent what it is like to be a parent. I was told before having my son that it would be a life changing event in my life. And it has been just that. Not in a bad way in a great way. Most parents know what I mean.

Being a dad is the one thing I will always love being. It is my first and most important job.

Now my son is turning two years old, and the last 24 months have gone by quicker than any time period of my adult life. Watching my son grow has been amazing, crazy, and hard to explain to anyone that isn’t a parent. Hard to explain even to myself. It’s been awesome.

If I had to sum it up in a short sentence, my son has made me feel over the moon. It might sound cliche, it might even sound corny to some people, not that I care, but it has put me beyond the moon.

As a parent, I want to give my son everything. I know this might not be the right thing to do all the time, and I know that I won’t be able to do so either. I just WANT to give him everything.

As a musician, I wanted to write him a song and try to put into that song how much he means to me. I wanted it to be more than just a rap song.

This song, Over the Moon, is a present for my son on his 2nd birthday.

This is the first song that I have produced that I played both guitar and piano on. It was one of the first songs that I wrote and wrote and wrote and wrote and changed and changed and changed. I wanted it to be perfect from the piano to every single lyric. Finally, I realized that maybe perfect can’t always be achieved, and just like as a parent, I just had to do my best.

That is all I can do with my son, hope that I do the best ….and love him.

Listen to the song, and feel free to go buy or stream the song at any of the online outlets below. Any and all money that I make on this song will always go into a fund for my son. I have to admit that almost any and every cent I make goes towards his life regardless. But this is just for him.

To my son, Moses Michael Barber, Happy Birthday, and always know that no matter what happens in life, I will always be there for you and will always love you.

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PS I will post the piano notes and guitar chords in case you want to learn to play them!

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No Tomorrow Lyrics and Stream

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Originally Released on Motion Picture Mayhem 2 in 2010.

 

LYRICS

[Hook]
The tears are filling up their glasses, no expression, no expression
Hide my hide, I want to drown my sorrow
No Tomorrow, No Tomorrow

[Verse 1]

I feel like I’ve been sitting in solitary
It’s kind of scary and deep like a cemetery
Trying to be legendary, writing these rhymes
Fighting the decline and trying to climb
Live every day like it’s my last night
Dark, yet bright like a flashlight
Thinking about a past life, living this life oh so solo
Looking at life in slow mo, thru my rearview
Screaming at god, like he could hear you
A schizo, my mind needs a straight jacket
Look at my dreams and try to grab it
Heart cold like an assassin, listen
A musical magician on a mission
To gather attention with every sentence
Like a death row inmate selling a book
Even the felons are shook
Nope, if I could paint a perfect picture
The perfect picture would be me richer
Not me here drowning with this liquor
And blowing on this swisher…

[HOOK 2 x]
The tears are filling up their glasses, no expression, no expression
Hide my hide, I want to drown my sorrow
No Tomorrow, No Tomorrow

[Verse 2]
I wear my heart on my sleeve
I tell a girl I love her, and the thought won’t leave
Imagine what I could achieve
If I wasn’t chasing these women
Drinking these coronas with lemon
Married to whiskey, playing this Biggie
I don’t want to be 50 and thinking what if?
I could be driving my car tonight and get hit
No tomorrow so start blazing
And the present is a present, amazing
My heart starts racing, mind starts thinking
I’m trying to get change like Abraham Lincoln
I’m trying to get change like 4 quarters
Stuck like a room with no door and 4 corners
I feel out of place like a foreigner
Wanna be rich as fuck before the I see the coroner
But I can’t take it with me so fuck it
I live it, I love it, until I kick the bucket
I put a little bit of heart and soul in each song
So when I pass and I’m gone
A little bit of Michael lives on
A little bit of Michael lives on

[HOOK 4 x]
The tears are filling up their glasses, no expression, no expression
Hide my hide, I want to drown my sorrow
No Tomorrow, No Tomorrow

Talking outro Morgan Freeman from the movie Seven speaking “Ernest Hemingway once wrote that the world is a beautiful place and worth fighting for. I agree with the second part”

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Michael Barber is a musician, rapper, hip hop producer, A&R, and entrepreneur. Michael is the number #1 selling hip hop artist from the state of Indiana. Michael was signed to the infamous, Death Row Records via WIDEawake Eone Entertainment, but his album failed to release when Death Row Records entered into bankruptcy. Michael has also released poetry and music under aliases, Determined, Indiana Smokey Bones, and The Irish Jesus or the Jesus. Michael is the front man for two different musical groups, Illuminati Sky and Audio Stepchild. Continue reading Michael Barber