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This is a collection of songs for the fans to tide them over until the next formal offering. The songs were written over a number of months and explore a wide variety of musical styles while maintaining a common thread of all that is Courageous Rue.

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released December 31, 2010

All songs, performed, recorded, and produced by Nelson Velazquez
Drums by Al Luhps
Recorded & Mastered at Courageous Studios

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Track Name: Alright
Oh my god I can't believe what's happenin'
It took so long for you to see everything is alright
Scratch your skin for luck and pinch for memories
Seven years to know one month to make it alright
You know it's alright...

Everytime I call you
You don't even know my name
Pretending everything is alright
There's no pain or sorrow
Just the memory of your face
As you wave good bye to say it's alright
You know it's alright
You know it's alright today
But what do you say?

Another place another time that makes it alright
Another episode another trial it's alright
Another telephone that gets unanswered? Alright.
But you can can't even bring yourself to claim it's alright.
Another point that you cannot claim to? Alright.
But I can't find another way to love you, alright?
You know it's alright...

Everytime I call you
You don't even know my name
Pretending everything is alright
There's no pain or sorrow
Just the memory of your face
As you wave good bye to say it's alright
You know it's alright
You know it's alright today
But what do you say?

But when you think you're down
Pulling down your crown
Can you have a life? Yeah...
Well, all I want is more!

You know it's alright
You know it's alright
You know it's alright
You know it's alright today...
Track Name: Hypocrite
We came from the wrong side of your town
To bring some of the rock you want and were asking for
But now you want to get into
A show put on the by the Rue
And they said that it has all been done before...
what the hell am I playing for?

So now you want to get in free
And kick soliloqy, haikue, and hyperbole
But now you want to call your friends
To call to say that "Yeah! I got into the show and I'm okay!"

Don't throw a fit
You're just a hypocrite
Don't throw a fit
You're just a hypocrite

So now I'm gonna find your house and light some matches
Burn everything and then runaway
Then when I get out of jail
I'll find a way to copy CDs and not ever have to pay

Don't throw a fit
You're just a hypocrite
Don't throw a fit
You're just a hypocrite
Don't throw a fit
You're just a hypocrite
Don't throw a fit
You're just a hypocrite

Rollin' down the street in my 6-4
Jockin' the bitches, slappin' the hoes
Went to the spot to get the scoop
Knuckleheads out there cld shootin' some hoop
We're rollin' down the street smokin' indo
Sippin' on gin and juice (laid back)
With my mind on my money and money on my mind
Rollin' down the street smokin' indo
Sippin' on gin and juice (laid back)
With my mind on my money and money on my mind
Track Name: Told You So
I was so scared when I sat down to write this song
Words that escaped me returned after oh so long
Now I know all the things that I need to do and say
For you
All those plans and dreams
For you
Turned to distant screams
To you
All I have to say
To you
Is "Told You So"

All the distractions of past should be pushed aside
Dwelled on them too much, accomplished to kill my pride
Take back regret to see all that I've done is right
For you
All those plans and dreams
For you
Turned to distant stings
To you
All I have to say
To you
Is "Told You So"

Wearin' my heart on my sleeve to be judged alone
Write up the pieces of life to be etched in stone
Strength in my security would be much too strong
For you
All those plans and dreams
For you
Turned to distant stings
To you
All I have to say
To you
Is "Told You So"
Track Name: F.D.P.
I was walking, not trotting, and what did I see?
A flash of blue and red speeding right by me
But that's alright, uh huh, that was okay
As I start to leave the scene like I was O.J.
Keeping my M.O. on the low down, you know
Cuz I'm dealin' the cards like it was a game of Uno
Cuz runnin' into cops ain't my idea
It's a life bosession that's the sum of all fears
When I'm rolling down the street they yell "Come get some!"
Tryin' to bust a cap in my ass and become fearsome
They hawk another brother like I'm felon but yo...

Fawkeh dah policia!
(Don't hate me because I'm beautiful)
Fawkeh dah policia!
(But what would happen if I got shot in the face?)
Fawkeh dah policia!
(I'm a bad motherfawker)
Fawkeh dah policia!
(Did I do that?)

Back to the lesson at hand
You wanna know what's up? They took out my main man
Rollin' the street real hard
Got pulled over by another police car
Not one, not two, and not three
Five bloody pigs and a backup SWAT team!
Grabbed me outta the car and hit the road quick
Cracked me over the head with a big ass night stick!
Well they want to wave the flashlight in my face
Teling me abou my name and my white race
They won't come correct nor come original
When I roll up in my car and I hit the club
I never ever thought it would be like this
Just because I share the last name with man name Chris
Got a bad rap and a bad feeling from that!
And this is what I tell 'em...

Fawkeh dah policia!
(Cop pulled me over to find my stash)
Fawkeh dah policia!
(He felt me up...and grabbed my ass!)
Fawkeh dah policia!
(What would happen if were on PCP?)
Fawkeh dah policia!
(Come on piggie! it's just you and me...)

So if you're ever in a fix just listen to me

Don't mess around when you see the Po Po
And don't perpetrate near a Dunkin' Dono
Or Krispie Kreme shop. Don't want to get shot!
Or leave the crime scene with J-Lo like Puff
Remember the gist whent he song ends
Don't pick up the soap in the state or fed pen!
Track Name: xPonkSongx
That's right ladies and gentlemen
This is Courageous Rue
And we're bringin' a song
Directly to you
Now if you've ever been bad customer service
That sucks ass...
Well this song is dedicated to all of those
With no class...
YEAH!

Woke up early one mornin'
Tried to get some life
Then I dialed the number
Straight inside.
Pick up the other line
I don't know just who it is
It's some guy I don't recognize...


I wanna order
Want to order
Want to order
I wanna order
Want to order
Want to order
I wanna order
Want to order
Want to order
I wanna order
Want to order
Want to order

That's right
I know it won't turn out right...
That's right
I know it won't turn out right...

Then the other guys says
"What the hell do you want?"
I tell him and then I wait an hour.
Then it shows up later
Then I look inside
I'm not happy with what I got
No oh no...

And I'm not happy
I'm not happy
I'm not happy
And I'm not happy
I'm not happy
I'm not happy
And I'm not happy
I'm not happy
I'm not happy
And I'm not happy
I'm not happy
I'm not happy...

Cuz it's not what I wanted
And it's not what I needed
Just give me what I want today...
That's what I said that's what I said I said...

(Hey Bro!)
Hey Charlie!
(What's goin' on?!)
Hey not much man. What's goin' on with you, man? I'm justa...kinda hangin' out!
(Oh...really? )
Yeah...
(Well, dude, seem kinda troubled.)
Well, I've just been kinda waiting for my food for the last two and a half hours
And the waiter won't come back...
Ya know...I'm out of here, man. I'm out
(Oh, alright bro. Well, I'll catch you on the flip side!)
Take it easy. You too man. Peace out.

Let me tell you a little story please
While including the 1, 2's, and 3's
But I want to not mangle up all my words
Cuz when you hear this you're gonna think it's absurd
We've got ourselves a problem and we've got a problem quick
And you've got tell 'em that it is makin' you sick
When you ask for service and then you don't get it
"Brother, why are you working here man?! Forget it!"
But I want to tell all your family and friends
To boycott now. Yes, regularly
And they will and we will all feel good
And rollin' down the street like we should (like we should)
But I want to make sure that they draw the line
That's why I wrote a song and wrote a funky rhyme
Now it's time to let go...

I should just chill out.............................NAH!

That's right.
You know what?
I'm gonna go over there right now
I'm look at that dude in the face
And say, "Hey! I'm a human bring!
I have some basic human rights!
And you've got to respect it!"

Cuz it's not what I wanted
(No it's not what I wanted!)
And it's not what I needed
(And absolutely not what I needed)
Just give me what I want today...
(Just give me what I want today!)
That's what I said that's what I said I said...
(That's all I said!)
(That's all I said!)

Well, there we are ladies and gentlemen
The next time you fell professin'
Take this song over to the next bad customer rep
And teach them a lesson.
We can only teach each other as well
As people treat us
So the next time we come up to you
We won't cause a fuss...Alright?
Frakin' ponk!
Track Name: Farewell
I know you wanted me to stay
And I don't feel the same way
So I'm leavin' soon
I graduate in June
I 'm leavin' this old place
To somewhere unknown
Sometimes it feels like I'm insane
Sometimes I feel like I'm gonna lose my brain
But you feel so good when I'm around
And you feel so good like Charlie Brown
And I know we will part as friends

And I must say goodbye
And I must wave farewell

Sometimes it takes things to start a change
Callin' you to tell you I'm on my way
So I'm leavin' you
And singing you a lonely tune
I see this ain't my place to tell you where to go
Sometimes it feels like I'm insane
Sometimes I feel like I'm gonna lose my brain
But you feel so good when I'm around
And we play that tune from Charlie Brown
And I know we will part as friends

And I must say goodbye
And I must say goodbye
And I must say goodbye
And I must wave farewell

Sometimes I tend to forget my steps
You were the one who got upset when I left Chicago
Got me on a train but I don't think I will feel the same way
I know that I'm not too sure if we'll ever reach that shore
That shore
That shore
That shore...
Track Name: Throw Down
Never did I stop dreamin' 'bout my way to the top
Spittin' lines on these hits and spittin' on them flops
Callin' the shots. You can call me the shot-caller
With rhymes so fly all you haters will holler
A baller having a ball at your expense
It doesn't make sense? Havin' to come to your defense?
When you don't understand the aim of my game
I'm in it for the craft , later ther fortune and fame.
It's a shame. I've been off the mic a few year
A ways from money and the chants and teh cheers
And a few tears were shown but never seen
So I could come back, blow up, and steal the scene
It's obscene when I don't get proper due
And it's a mob scene when I get a hold of you
And your whole crew will be running 'round town
When it's time to do my thing, homeboy, you know that I throw down.

Take it as you please
With no beggin' or borrowin' I'll have you on your knees
And on these - nuts you must be
Thinking you run the this game above me? Please!
No matter how hungry you are, I want it more
Cuz you can never devour the rhymes that I have in store
It's on the mixtape. Must I reiterate
That's the flow is so illegal that it's banned in every state
And it's first rate?! Some folks don't recognize
That this boy's full of skill. He's on the rise!
And a surprise to even me
That you didn't even know me till this track dropped for free.
I put it out on wax to show you all thanks
Sayin' Habede habede habede" ala my man Shabba Ranks
And at first glance droppin' fools to the ground
When they heard me sound they knew that the Rue could throw down!

(The T the H the R the O the W the D the O the W the N)
I throw down
(The T the H the R the O the W the D the O the W the N)
I throw down
(The T the H the R the O the W the D the O the W the N)
I throw down

My styles impeccable. My show's incredible.
Feedin' your mind because my rhymes are edible.
A medical miracle is fulfilled before your eyes.
Doin' it with no effort? No wonder he never tries!
I throw down the gauntlet as a challenge to you fools
The principle's in. Y'all know I make the rules
And I pull tools straight of the box.
I be jackin' like a hammer with a song that rocks
There is talk about the way that I Rhyme
Never forgot that it came out in due time.
Takin' a shot at all you other emcees.
Stirrin' the pot to give you a taste of me
And it's not to pour salt in the game
But it's my time now and it's my time to reign
And it's insane that I must go now
Cuz I just did my thing on this track. Best believe I throw down!

(The T the H the R the O the W the D the O the W the N)
And you don't stop
I throw down
And you don't quit
(The T the H the R the O the W the D the O the W the N)
I throw dowd
And you don't stop
I throw down
And you don't quit
And that's it...
Track Name: This One's Here For You
Oh no, I’ve done it again
Spendin’ all my time reflecting on a little sin in my head
Oh no, I’ve fallen again
I can’t pick myself up so I remain right where I’ve been and I said
Oh no, I’ve messed up again
Repeating those mistakes I can’t chalk up as a win, there’s a thread
Oh no, I’ve shown it again
I thought that I was a perfect - like a God - I’m only human and I...

But if I had to do life over
Would the outcome come out different?
I’d certainly like to think so
Kinda hard to tell when you’re within it.
Be careful you wish for
You never know when it just might come through
With a card on top reading
“This one’s here for you”

Oh no, I’m back here again
People everywhere are asking where the hell I’ve been, I don’t know.
Oh no, I’m blankin’ again
Should’ve kept my compass north but south is where I’m heading, you know
Oh no, I’m talkin’ again
Can’t keep all my secrets to myself. I’m always tellin’ to show!
Oh no, I’m crackin’ again!!!
Applying all the Band-Aids to this wound I’m always scratchin’ and uh...

But if I had to do life over
Would the outcome come out different?
I’d certainly like to think so
Kinda hard to tell when you’re within it.
Be careful you wish for
You never know when it just might come through
With a card on top reading
“This one’s here for you”

Well it’s not my fault that the odds were stacked
Against us to ever make it
“Well, it’s on you. What are you gonna do?”
Well, I’ll tell ya
You gotta believe in somethin’ new...
You gotta believe in somethin’ new...

Oh no, I’m livin’ again
Pushing my agenda to the front of the line because I can
Oh no, I’m solid again
The holes that were reserved for pain are fill up and up to the rim
Oh no I’m shakin’ again
No matter how I stumble I’ll get through it with a flash and a grin
Oh no, I’m callin’ again
To tell you it’s over. I’ll call you next time some time
You will know when

But if I had to do life over
Would the outcome come out different?
I’d certainly like to think so
Kinda hard to tell when you’re within it.
Be careful you wish for
You never know when it just might come through
With a card on top reading
“This one’s here for you”