Digital Boogie Man

by Curbside Jones

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about

The first in a two-part series, the project is a concept EP based around the Digital Boogie Man, who is a manifestation of our infatuation with technology. This is the lighter of the two parts, focusing mainly on our interactions that happen behind a screen, hence the cellphone on the cover. Curbside Jones touches on topics such as- texting and driving, becoming 1 with your mobile device, hiding feelings behind a keyboard or phone screen, and more. Curbside Jones enlists producers Corey Arnell and SPELLWRKS to help him craft the 8 track EP. The only guest verse on the project comes from Austin Texas emcee Pliny Science.

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released December 15, 2015

Recording and mixing by: Curbside Jones
Production: Corey Arnell (Heart//Drive) SPELLWRKS (Synced.Up) unless mentioned all other tracks were produced by Curbside Jones
Artwork by: CrystalFace
Guest vocals by: Corey Arnell, Knatasha Chambers, and Pliny Science

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Track Name: Lag_Switch
[Intro: Bobby Digital]
See I thought to myself I'm Digital this year. I'm not going to keep being stuck in this analog world trapped with all of these analog niggas who're really just too slow for me...

[Verse 1]
Catch me uploading on my 25th hour
Saying grace before I break bread with a higher power
Pulled out a chair for my ego as it stumbled by
Was told not to get big eyed, was served some humble pie
Hearts to those who showed acceptance
Through my adolescence
Word to Black everybody is somebody's somebody
Insecurities evanescent as I stand in the present
Death to weak signals you can get kicked from the lobby
No lag in my hotel go tell they're ethernet cable so frail
Run it back, don't be salty, drink some ales
Better check your oculus to see who you boxing with
South paw to your slack jaw that be the consequence
For misreading the frame data, close out hard reset
I am the text you send the voice in your head set
I'm the power you hold, you can seek me anywhere
I am you, now install and prepare

[Hook]
Boogie Man Boogie Man come out to play
Reset the routers no lag today
Digital fantastic, raw dynamic
Sooner or later you'll all understand it
Boogie Man Boogie Man come out to play
Reset the routers no lag today
Digital fantastic, raw dynamic
Sooner or later you'll all understand it

[Verse 2]
Motherboard's only creation, create for recreation
Obtuse separation, from this laggy world I'm facing
Chasing time as if clocks ain't on all devices
Log off, restart, disconnect from your vices
You can now safely remove your hardware
Hard drive my hearts there, back up and part there
Left the Matrix cause the phones ain't have iOS
Couldn't update my Twitter to show I am stressed
At best I'm a blatant idiocentric
Gotta update, excuse the latent amendment
On my software, 1990 let's start there
That's when the creator plugged in my USB
At my funeral use that to upload my eulogy
Then shut down my software, whatever year stop there
May my image be a meme on social media
And every king thereafter studies my Wikipedia

[Outro: Yeezus]
When someone comes up and says something like "I am a god", everybody says "Who does he think he is?" I just told you who I thought I was, a god! I just told you! That's who I think I am!
Track Name: Th3 Anatomy
[Hook]
Say my name five times at your screen and I'll appear
It's the Boogie Man
I'm the villain of the year, yeah
(Talk to 'em)
I'm the villain of the year, yeah
(Talk to 'em)
I'm the villain of the year
Say my name five times at your screen and I'll appear
It's the Boogie Man
I'm the villain of the year, yeah
I'm the villain of the year, yeah
I'm the villain of the year

[Verse]
Woke up this morning phone stuck to my right hand
The screen lit up the room left my face with a slight tan
Pulled the USB cable felt it jerkin my navel
Battery source is stable all movement enabled
Yanked the phone from my hand but
The wires made it snap back
Looked at my wrist and saw the logo for Snapchat
Touched it and opened up the app on my forearm
Logon at the cost of your soul you've been forewarned
Swiped it to the left Twitter birds flock down south
Got a call words from the speaker flocked from my mouth
Closed my eyelids YouTube stream from my iris
Switched over to Xvid felt a rise in my stylus
Pulled back the covers legs read swipe to unlock
As they sat idol above the OtterBox socks
Suddenly got fatigued it got hard to breathe
Then I noticed a red battery by my USB

[Hook]
Say my name five times at your screen and I'll appear
It's the Boogie Man
I'm the villain of the year, yeah
(Talk to 'em)
I'm the villain of the year, yeah
(Talk to 'em)
I'm the villain of the year
Say my name five times at your screen and I'll appear
It's the Boogie Man
I'm the villain of the year, yeah
I'm the villain of the year, yeah
I'm the villain of the year

[Bridge]
The Boogie Man's in the house
Better watch your mouth!
The Boogie Man's in the house
Better watch your mouth!
(You know him well)
What's my name, what's my name now? Uh
Say my name, say my name now! Uh
What's my name, what's my name now? Uh
Say my name, say my name now!
Boogie Man

[Outro: Powerpuff Girls]

[Jerome]
Listen up, all you freaks and disasters, and chill the frag out!
Cause here comes the master!
So give it up for the beast with the plan!
The one, the only, B-B-B-Boogie Man!

[Boogie Man]
So tell me. When things get creepy…

[Crowd]
Blame it on the boogie!

[Boogie Man]
When things get spooky…

[Crowd]
Blame it on the boogie!

[Boogie Man]
And when things get freaky, funky, and nasty…

[Crowd]
BLAME IT ON THE BOOGIE!
Track Name: Synced.Up (Prod By. SPELLWRKS)
[Pre-Hook]
Now tell me what it be
Now is you synced up or is you living free? Huh?
Disconnect to reconnect we gotta

[Verse 1]
Yo I was called a bad texter I took it as a compliment
Cause I can talk to people face-to-face with confidence
Lost eye contact when signing these phone contracts
Humanity still in intact the Boogie Man I combat
Just a product of my environment
Better yet my resources connecting to unseen forces
Better yet the wifi
The blacker the berry the sweeter the apps like torches
You can catch me leaning horizontal when I slide by
Phone on airplane mode please do not disturb
Cause I feel you don't feel my presence as much as my word
If we looked up from our phones we wouldn't feel so alone
Our growth postponed like additional chromosomes
Can't put a price on living what your lifestyle cost ya?
Can't GoogleMap the path to happiness and prosper
I was called a bad texter I took it as a compliment
Cause I can disconnect with confidence

[Hook]
Now tell me what it was now tell me what it be
Now is you synced up or is you living free? Huh?
Disconnect to reconnect we gotta
We gotta disconnect to reconnect
Now tell me what it was now tell me what it be
Now is you synced up or is you living free? Huh?
Disconnect to reconnect we gotta
We gotta disconnect to reconnect now

[Verse 2]
I was called a bed texter didn't take it as a compliment
I couldn't talk to people face-to-face with confidence
Lost eye contact when I signed my phone contract
Humanity no longer intact the Boogie Man I couldn't combat
Let me take you back thumbing through pics
Lane-to-lane switching
Gotta get these tweets off that was my number one mission
Listen my priorities aligned with the vast majority's
Sent my lover a text, hold up, are they ignoring me?
Let me take you back thumbing through texts
Lane-to-lane switching
Heard a tire screech looked up white light blinding my vision
Now I'm laying on this road with glass in my neck and think
I ain't get to finish my text
I was called a bad texter didn't take it as a compliment
I couldn't disconnect with confidence

[Refrain]
Now tell me what it was now tell me what it be
Now is you synced up or is you living free? Huh?
Track Name: 104.7 DBM Radio (Interlude)
[Curbside Jones]
Good morning!
It's your man Curbside Jones here in the mix on 104​.​7 DBM Radio
Giving you the latest hits for all you
Digital boogiemen and digital boogiewomen out there
Can't forget my DJ, DJ Point-And-Click in the mix
On the one's and two's
I meant on the keyboard
I meant on his laptop
I meant on his MacBook
Right now we got a couple callers on the line
Uh let me switch over to the first one
Caller what's your name and tell us where're you from?

[Lil Shawty Mane]
Wuzzam mane it's yo boy Lil Shawty Mane mane
Calling straight from Maine mane
But look here mane I'm just havin' troubles wit my guh mane
Like e'er time man I got I gotta text my guh
While we in the same room mane
Just to get a response from her mane
Like you been layin' on the couch mane
She got the phone in her hand all the time mane
Wanna FaceTime mane I don't even know what to do mane
Let what let let a playa know what he should do mane!

[Curbside Jones]
Well first just turn up your system
And listen to this new jam by The Digital Boogie Man
Produced by that bad man Corey Arnell!
Track Name: Heart//Drive (Prod By. Corey Arnell)
Part 1 - Heart
[Verse 1]
I ain't talking 'bout love no more
Rather send it from a keyboard
Left my heart on my hard rive
Texting you to save my pride
Emoji emoji emoji
These are my feelings you're my one and only, only
#youremyoneandonly
Look, you ain't talking 'bout love no more
Rather send it from a keyboard
Left your heart on your hard rive
Texting me to save your pride
Emoji emoji emoji
These are your feelings I'm your one and only, only
#Imyouroneandonly

[Pre-Hook]
Trying to be passionate to passion-less people
Check the follow ratio we ain't equal
Plug my USB where it's safe for me
FaceTime date better wait for me
Physical contact keep it to a minimum
What you runnin' on? This the new millennium
Better update... better update

[Hook]
Baybay why don't you just hit me on my line
Maybe you and I can share some time
But I don't think I'm asking for too much
So if you're feeling me let's stay in touch

[Verse 2]
I ain't talking 'bout love no more
Rather send it from a keyboard
Left my heart on my hard rive
Texting you to save my pride
Emoji emoji emoji
These are my feelings you're my one and only, only
#youremyoneandonly
Look, you ain't talking 'bout love no more
Rather send it from a keyboard
Left your heart on your hard rive
Texting me to save your pride
Emoji emoji emoji
These are your feelings I'm your one and only, only
#Imyouroneandonly

[Pre-Hook]
Trying to be passionate to passion-less people
Check the follow ratio we ain't equal
Plug my USB where it's safe for me
FaceTime date better wait for me
Physical contact keep it to a minimum
What you runnin' on? This the new millennium
Better update... better update

[Hook]
Baybay why don't you just hit me on my line
Maybe you and I can share some time
But I don't think I'm asking for too much
So if you're feeling me let's stay in touch

Baby what you waiting on?
Baby what you waiting on?

Part 2 - Drive

[Verse]
Staring into the windows of your S-O-U-L
No signs of life baby you looking real pale
Have you been staring at the screen all day? (All day!)
You been staring at the screen all day what you waiting on? Like cliffhangers
Remove the shackles take the phone from your fingers
Have we at arm's reach but so out of touch
I mean a text away guess I'm pushing my luck
Yo I've been staring at my screen all day (All day!)
I've been staring at this screen all day
Been waiting on you stress times two
About to ride through but I rather just dial you
What you do when its just us two
Got a lot to prove so I just dialed you
Yo we've been starring at the screen all day (All day!)
So let's put this FaceTime away

Ayo ayo ayo ayo
Ayo ayo ayo ayo
Ayo ayo ayo ayo
Ayo ayo ayo ayo

Baybay (you've) been staring
(At) at your screen (all) all day...
Baybay (you've) been staring
(At) at your screen (all) all day...
Track Name: FaceTime With God (iOS Update)
[Verse]
Took a trip to LA to realize I wasn't living
Wasn't making the most out of the seconds I was given
From bus stops to Inglewood to trains to Hollywood
Thoughts went from maybe so to I probably could
And to think I used to stress about creases in my Forces
No mind for the less fortunate got to change courses
Now I'm wearing Oxfords while dancing in the rain
Go to sleep with visions of taking planes to Japan
Lamping on beaches with a chick with African features
Throw my phone in the water to escape Apple's reaches
Birthed at 24 staring down life's corridor
Asking is this everything or can I get more?
Can't race time bounce my soul on the baseline
Said forget praying and dialed God on the FaceTime
Word on the block is they want to kill us up
That's that black plight pour a pint up in my cup
Now you're a dead amongst the living
They'd rather see you dribbling
There goes your fallback ball is life says the children
Money is the root lets cut down trees and get wealthy
Still can't buy respect cause the powers in the selfies
Yo God it's Curbs got an iPhone6?
If so can you send these broken homes a few pics?
Our lack of power got us in the darkest hour
We starving to uplift so destruction we devour
Eden 2K15 in 240p
Check the resolution of the revolution in HD
The emperor's new groove setting flames to your aux cord
My Lord bless my accord saliva be the sword
The Boogie Man hacking into your wifi
If you scared say you scared but not I
Now tell me what it was now tell me what it be
Now is you synced up or is you living free? Huh?
Disconnect to reconnect
We gotta disconnect to reconnect
Took a trip to LA to realize I wasn't living
Wasn't making the most out of the seconds I was given
I'm lamping on beaches with a chick with African features
Throw my phone in the water to escape Apple's reaches
Track Name: Reset_
[Intro]
I was leaving the party and something told me to take one more look around. And I' very happy that I did cause that's when I saw you standing there. And suddenly, I felt warm all over. A thousand thought started racing through my mind like who you were with, who were you looking for and then our eyes met and I knew it all. Isn't it funny how everything is revealed in a glance

[Verse 1]
Her ring finger turned to bone as
The ruby started to slip off
She glanced at her watch
With the hour hand ripped off
No point in telling time if everyday ain't your last
The inside of eyelids stained
With names from her past
So every time she sheds a tear
You can read a memoir
I touched her cold cheek
Her pain seems to stem far
Born in feudal Japan had a son with the warlord
And kept a lover that never slept
Underneath the floorboard
The warlord heard their conversations
Through the corridor
Talks about time and how she could afford more
Promise of forever vanity guaranteed
Had his men kidnap her and tie her to a steed
Put a knife to her back made her take two steps and turn
Then pulled of the blindfold and
Made her watch the temple burn
I looked down as her finger turned back to flesh
Then she whispered in my ear, "Would you like to start fresh?"

[Hook]
Would you still enjoy living
If you knew waking up everyday was a given?
Would you still enjoy living
If you knew waking up everyday was a given?
Chasing time and getting lost in our devices
Disconnect from your vices
Yo we're chasing time and getting lost in our devices
We're chasing time

[Post-Hook]
Uh yeah one two one two
One two one two
Uh yeah one two one two
One two one two
One two one two
It's like one two one two
The Boogie Man's coming for you
So what you gonna do?
It's like one two one two
The Boogie Man's coming for you
So what you gonna do?

[Verse 2]
See me. Want me. Get me. Touch me
Feed me and plug me. Trust and love me
This whole world is cold and ugly
What we are is low and lovely
I am the most digital Boogie Man!
The most digital Boogie Man!
Let me be your favorite nightmare
Close your eyes and I'll be right there
Wide
Open (I'm right here)
All (It's all baby)
Over (It's all over)
Again (Again again and again)
Again (Again again and again)
Track Name: Downloaded [Read] ft. Pliny Science
[Intro: Curbside Jones & Pliny Science]
It's like Pliny Science what it is one time? What it is one time?
Yo Pliny can I kick it? I said Pliny can I kick it? Yes you can!
Woo Hah! Got them all in check!

[Verse 1: Curbside Jones]
Too many fake apostles wanna be colossal
Spray the gospel on a wrecking ball and wreck your hostel
If the shoe fits buy some socks and a matching outfit
Check the blueprints, my whole outfit you can't outwit
Forget being Austin's greatest, have you not heard my latest?
I'm slanging rocks at your nose with the power of David
Sold albums in Tokyo, doing foreign exchanges
So stay in your lane with that rental you got from Avis
What's crabs in a barrel to a chef? Top notch cuisine
Just want the brother Yasiin to say my rhyme schemes obscene
Invade your feed with selfies that got Moses in the background
I'm godlike, smell what I'm cooking? I lay the smackdown
It's evident my mind resides in nomadic settlements
Catch up, put that lead up and stack sense like embezzlement
This ain't a verse it's a stock tip boy
So get your hands out my pockets boy

[Verse 2: Pliny Science]
One for the worthless two for the purpose
While countless kings slain saying why haven't they heard us?
Claims of royalty in common speak persuade the verdict but
The silent take the night so dim the lights and close the curtains
I can tell you why you're nervous my presence built your burdens
How's the territory worthy of a crumbled crown been working
Hmmm not bad from your perspective
Until you realize there's misdirection in the method
And by the time it sets in it's too late
Hip hop nowadays seems to need redefinition
So if it's true the Golden Era is gone Curb can look up to Mos
I'll channel Talib and change our name to Brown & Black Star
(Hey yo Hi-Tek)
The lowlife with lofi records thriving with no lives left
So before you think you can stomp out the fire
Just know I'll take a chance to crumble your empire I'm gone

[Outro: Curbside Jones & Pliny Science]
Bring it on if you think you can hang
And if not then let us do our thang thang thang
Bring it on if you think you can hang
And if not then let us do our thang thang thang
It's a stick up stick up hands to the ceiling
One two one two return of the villain
If you're with us with us wave one for the realest
Step up step us if you don't feel us