You're soo precious.. I didn't want to blow it.

Working with Camus and Paul on this one originally in dumbo at Camus' crushproof studio many a late night in NYC. You guys taught me many things and turned me on to black rice and the possibilities of me singing pop songs. Thanks fellas.

Re working the song with Don McCollister and Kev Choice's multiflous keyboard work took this song into a place I haven't sonically felt since the royal release of Around the world in a Day.



need a break from all things you
yeah I think I gotta do it
for myself cause i'm into you
getting harder to control it
dangerous when i'm close to you
how nothing really matters at all

but the rules to the game say just keep playing
don't tell her how you feel
if I play it too cool I could win or lose
and that ain't even real
can I tell you something real

this is precious and I don't want to blow it
you're so precious and I just hope you know it
this is precious and I don't want to blow it

does the boy get the girl in the end
seems to be the question
will I end up with my best friend
or just another lesson
I don't know where to go from here
girl I really can't see this one at all

but the rules to the game say
man don't you change
don't tell her how you feel
but I don't want to play
ain't about what you say
all that matters is how we feel
can I show you something real


well I ain't gonna stand here and tell you
everything's gonna work out just fine
hell I ain't even trying to convince you
you could find a better love than mine
even though the sex is good girl I gotta keep it hood
you could walk away at any time
unless I hear you say.. that I'm

I don't want to blow it
this is pressure
I just hope you know it
cause you're precious
and I don't want to blow it
this is precious
I just hope you know it


from LOVE IS THE HERO, released July 3, 2012
Written by Martin Luther McCoy, Camus Celli and Paul
Produced by Don McCollister Camus Pascael Arceneaux Martin Luther
Mixed by Don McCollister
McCoy (this song went through many stages to get here)
Martin Luther McCoy all vocals
Niki Glaspie on Drums
Steve Wyreman on guitar (all kinds of electrick guitz)
Paul on Acoustic
Kev Choice with the keyboards and lead synths
Andre Bowman (Mr. Wiggles) on Bass


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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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