10. Dennis Hopper (Fight or Flight)

by Tucker Booth and Helias

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    Conceived in 2005 these beats by Helias (aka Michael Schaefermeyer, R.I.P.) were supposed to be the original backdrop for 'Ex Boyfriend' an album not-so-loosely based on our recent break ups with our respective squeezes. Later, after a string of cop outs and near miss recording sessions I drunk dialed him one night and gave him a piece of my mind for 'hijacking my album.' Helias then proceeded to pull the plug on our project, give the beats away to my competitors, and declare Ex Boyfriend dead.

    About a month later Helias had a major computer meltdown and managed to lose all the wav files to the songs he had given away. He then went and ate the requisite amount of humble pie that accompanies telling everyone that the beats they had been given were unusable because there were no files to master them with.

    In the interim 932 producer/dj Splitface and I made the Ex Boyfriend album with beats Split made as an ode to the lost project. They can be listened to and purchased at www.tuckerbooth.bandcamp.com

    The Boyfriend beats were officially declared dead in 2006 and remained so until 2009 when J-Toth uncovered a long forgotten spool of wav file cds that included an early burn of what were now being called 'The Ex Files.' Much rejoicing ensued from St. Louis to Redondo Beach.

    In essence this is the sequel to Ex Boyfriend featuring the beats which originally inspired the album. Hence the sequel is the prequel.

    Sadly Helias passed away last May at age 31. ExFiles is made to honor Helias and the original Ex Boyfriend project we never got make long ago.
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about

More political statement than battle rap this song is a paean to the ever-polarizing screen legend Dennis Hopper and his effect on our culture through his use of raw emotion to channel and eventually exorcise the demons that plagued him and his relationships throughout his life.

While not meant to be a glorification of the scenarios detailed within, this original ExBoyfriend rap comes straight from the figurative hearts of two castaways looking for acceptance in a vicious world filled with passion and deceit.

lyrics

Send ya a love letter...
Straight from my heart, Fucker...(Hit Me!)

It's really such a tragedy...you two looked good together...
Even though she picked your clothes
and had a thing for tight sweaters...
From the look of things it seems the merchandise was nice
You were her Swazey, baby having the time of your life...
And you know it all but...Who? It's all about losing her
but the true winner is You! Hey man, who needs her?
The woods are full of equivalent beavers...
From now on son you love her than you leave her...
So quit cryin' and unleash the lion
before you flatline to the chorus of ambulance sirens...

I've had to look at the fact that she didn't love me...
Put every part of her dark heart above me...
But I can deal with it...
Keep it real with it...
Even heal with it...
Cuz I'm real twisted...and rejection is the medicine...
My mistakes are all evidence of
The fact that I act like the past is the present tense....
But I know I still got it...warts and all...I'm a looker!
The new girl offers me the goose...and then I cook her...
Never cheated on you once
(except with that black hooker)
But I gave you everything you wanted...
Look at where the hoe-in took her....
But no need to compare...
Cuz you're no longer here...
Fallen, disgraced by the coke and the beer....

It's not your fault dear...I introduced you to the drugs...
Turned you onto the booze, the rich foods, and the clubs
And now look at you...another one of those sluts...
That makes the boys go crazy and their boyfriends nuts...

I always wonder what motivates these chicks
below the surface...I ain't saying they're all gold diggers...
but 'Usurp This!'
I do more drugs than Kiedis
and tell a bitch to Suck My Kiss!

Rock star retard in need of a haircut
and a personal trainer to help shape my bare butt...
I want to be a Chippendales dancer...
I'd rather get a chick wet
then find a fuckin' cure for cancer!

Samantha? I'm Tony Danza...so who's the boss?
'It's you, Mr. President...' said the girl in the thong floss
She didn't look half bad but I was tossed on the sauce
Later on at her crib took off her bra
and her left breast had a tat of the cross....
'Oh God!' was all the backtalk I got...
Ran across her G-Spot than dropped off the Money Shot...

What does all this sex lead to?
A life of never havin' enough and bein' see through
and always tellin' chickenheads,
'Girl, I feeel you...'
Love if you were a drug me and my thugs would deal you
Cuz it feels real good...
Whether the truth or synthetic...
Most pay right away but I'm baggin' bitches on credit...
'I'll never leave you...'
Yeah, I said it...
then got kicked out the game
like the Big Baby did Redick...

But I'll be back...
No time for acting complacent...
I'll find a hotter girlfriend
and move out my mom's basement...
Graduate, get a good job, stop being a lush,
Quit chasin' tale, buy a car, stop riding the bus...
Drop the album, blow up, and get rich like grown ups...
and marry a nice girl that won't take half of my stuff...

Dennis Hopper...
Send ya a love letter....
Straight from my heart Fucker!
Fight or Flight...
Turn around Bitch and run for your life!

credits

released November 30, 2010
The Ex Files, written by Tucker Booth and Jonathan Toth from Hoth, Beats by Helias, Recorded and Arranged by J-Toth at The Cooler in St. Louis, MO for TheFrozenFoodSection.com.

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