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#553724 - 10/29/07 07:36 PM Hyphenated  
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The attempt at a tune can be found here. 1st one..at the top.


I realize that everyone with double last names doesn't end up in the joint, but neither does every kid born "In The Ghetto" wind up face down with a gun in his hand! Thank ya vury much...

© Ben Burton OCTOBER 29, 2007

So many names get hy-phen-ate-d
When fragile babies are created
In love affairs that never made it
They see too late they should have waited

Another helpless child
Seldom wears a smile
Feeling all alone
Starts to roam when no one's home
Learning on the street
Agile on his feet
Running from the law
You know he's bound to fall

So many names get hy-phen-ate-d
When fragile babies are created
In love affairs that never made it
They see too late they should have waited

Started as a game
Gradu'lly became
The answer to a dream
Fastest way to earn some green
Working hand in hand
With the pusher man
Screw the dudes in blue
They ain't the boss of you

So many names get hy-phen-ate-d
When fragile babies are created
In love affairs that never made it
They see too late they should have waited

The prison walls are full of hyphenations
The list increases with each generation
As nurturing in families declines
The innocence of childhood grows shorter all the time

So many names get hy-phen-ate-d
When fragile babies are created
In love affairs that never made it
They see too late they should have waited

Last edited by Ben F Burton lll; 11/15/07 06:46 PM.

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#558925 - 11/14/07 04:54 PM Re: Hyphenated [Re: Ben Burton]  
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Is this rap? If so, I'm having trouble just speaking the beat pattern for 5th line in the verses.

#559350 - 11/15/07 06:19 PM Re: Hyphenated [Re: Monica L. Yasher]  
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I meant part of it to be rap. Well, I made up a tune just now, in which the verses are sort of rappy-crappy...as well as the singing.


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#561098 - 11/21/07 08:47 AM Re: Hyphenated [Re: Ben Burton]  
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Hey Ben

Interesting lyric

I think you have some good points in this one. As I work in a prison I do often see this so you pointed out some very relevant stuff here. However I am not entirely sure that most of them come from broken homes. I think a lot of them come from families where the Mother an Father are still together. As they get the last name of both the Father and the Mothers maiden last name. Other than that cool lyric!

All the worlds a song and all the people Singers


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