Additionally this song too started in a session many years ago in a studio in Dumbo BK,NY. Camus and Paul and I had a vibe and eventually I took the files back west and then down south to Don McCollister's studio where we tried a few different approaches. Cold Play was mashing up the world and that Yamaha piano happen to be in Don's studio so we added another vibe to an already dense with layers soul jam. There are at least 5 different versions of this song but this one had a nice spark to it so I put it on this version of the record...ie, there will probably be another version, the deluxe Love Is The Hero Sessions.. it's actually a double cd.


in a hustlers world
with no one to trust
but she ain't the average girl

he lets her ride
because she keeps him close to God

now he wants out of the game
but this ain't a life you can simply
just walk away from

so he buries his pain
deep inside his manly pride

I got some cash baby grab your keys
don't pack a bag take what you need
whatever helps ease your mind
tonight we leave the city behind

let's put the pedal to the metal let the top lean back
I don't know where we're going
I don't know what we'll run into
I'm checkin' for you how you feel about that
I think it's time we rendezvous

now he's rubbing her back
trying to work out a demon
that's haunting her life
someone took her innocence
so trusting was hard for her
until she found him

surely her mother is concerned
quit running around
when will you learn
but she said 'tomorrow waits for no one'
tonight we'll leave this city behind


cause all he really wants is to be with you
to feel your warm embrace
to wake up and kiss your face
now all she really wants is a love that's true
tonight was made for lovers
under covers
now take your top down and let the girls be free :)))



from LOVE IS THE HERO, released July 3, 2012
Written by Martin Luther McCoy Camus and Paul
Kev choice added some nice percussion and rhodes to the pot
Produced by Martin Luther McCoy Kev Choice Pascael Arceneaux with Don McCollister
Mixed by Don McCollister
Bass, Percussion, Rhodes and synths by Kev Choice
Guitar work by Steve Wyreman
Piano by Don McCollister


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MARTIN LUTHER MCCOY (homepage) San Francisco, California

Martin Luther McCoy pka Martin Luther, was born and raised in San Francisco, Ca. His love for soul and rock and roll music was enlivened by his peers as the tsunamic wave of hip hop began to take form. He writes his own words and plays his guitar. Former member of the Roots touring ensemble and star of Julie Taymor's Across The Universe (Sony Pictures 2007) Martin fearlessly shares his new music. ... more

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