No Ugly Babies

by Micah Bournes

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released September 27, 2016

Produced by Blaine Stark (blainestarkmusic.com)
Mixed by Andy Toy (andytoymusic.com)
Mastered by Hans Dekline (soundbitesdog.com)

Designed by Chris Cambell (chriscambell.com)
Photography by Zuzanna Gerulewicz (zuzannagerulewicz.com)

Paul Doyle - Drums & Percussion (all tracks)
Tyler Chester - Bass, Organ, Wurlitzer (2, 6, 7, 9, 11)
Nic Rodriguez - Bass (1, 10)
Blaine Stark - Guitar (all tracks), Piano (3, 5, 10), Bass (3, 4, 12)
Andy Toy - Organ (1, 5, 10)
Joseph Brown - Wurlitzer (11)
Jackie Miclau - Wurlitzer (12)
Engineered by Blaine Stark & Tyler Chester
Background Vocalists - Liz Vice, Izzi Ray, Ethan Butler, Kenny Ray Conway Jr., Vernon Caraway, Anaiah Younger, Rockeen Younger, Gabrielle Bournes, Laverne Bournes, Bennie Harrell, & Anna Harrell

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Track Name: I Don't Pay No Mind
I don’t pay no mind to no hate
I don’t pay no mind to no hate
Ain’t no need to fright
Love is on my side
I don’t pay no mind to no hate

I don’t pay no mind to no lie
I don’t pay no mind to no lie
Ain’t no need to fright
Truth is on my side
I don’t pay no mind to no lie

I don’t pay no mind to no snake
I don’t pay no mind to no snake
Ain’t no need to fright
God is on my side
I don’t pay no mind to no snake

When your enemies are hungry
feed them
When they thirsty for blood
pour ‘em up a cup of love
Even wicked men are kind
to they partners in they crime
but that gospel love divine
goes behind enemy lines
Lovin’ strong pays no mind to no hate

I don't pay no mind to no hate
Ain’t no need to fright
Love is on my side
I don't pay no mind to no hate

I don’t pay no mind to no grave
I don’t pay no mind to no grave
Ain’t no need to fright
With Jesus I’ll rise
I don’t pay no mind to no grave

Ain’t no need to fright
Love is on my side
I don’t pay no mind to no hate
Track Name: No Ugly Babies
Daddy read us all the bible
Momma covered us in prayer
Evil tried to stomp our spirits out
By faithfulness we blazin’ here
This world ain’t bout to break me
My roots are far too deep
Frisk and blows can’t touch my soul
My momma said to me

God ain’t gave me no ugly babies
All my daughters fine (Yeah)
All my sons is handsome ones
and oh my God divine (Amen) (2x)

Mirror mirror on the wall
This skin here ain’t fair
Life ain’t been no fairy tale
and ain’t nothin’ been fair
Ain’t no shame in losing in a race for vanity
Hammer to your lookin’ glass
My Momma said to me

God ain’t gave me no ugly babies
All my daughters fine (Yeah)
All my sons is handsome ones
and oh my God divine (Amen) (2x)

Said oh my God divine

Let me
Let me tell you bout
Let me tell you bout

all my daughters
all my sons (4x)

Look good
They look good now
look good
ya look good child
ya look good
ya look good now
ya look good
ya look good child (repeated)
Track Name: Cain Is Able
Crowded empty subway train hot as Satan’s brow
Loneliness is loneliest when people all around
Shoulers rubbin’ shoulders
Legs shakin’ with pain
Still these fearful neighbors too afraid to lean on a

Stranger stranger
Bless me good today
I might be your angel
You might be the same
Brother’s keeper
Now I know my name
Even Cain is able to change
Even Cain is able to change

Every man is Adam
Every woman Eve
We’ve been friends and lovers
way before the war and greed
Nothin’ but the devil made us think you wasn’t me
Love thy neighbor as thyself
The Brother-Savior’s creed
I said

Stranger stranger
Bless me good today
I might be your angel
You might be the same
Brother’s keeper
Now I know my name
Even Cain is able to change
Even Cain is able to change

Well I said rip me open
Watch me bleed
Raise your head
Look at me
Say hello
Watch me smile
Sit on down
Stay a while
Stand on up
Walk with me
Say goodbye
Go in peace
Find my face
Once again
Talk to strangers
There I am

Stranger stranger
Bless me good today
I might be your angel
You might be the same
Brother’s keeper
Now I know my name
Even Cain is able to change
Even Cain is able to change (2x)

Well I said rip me open
Watch me bleed
Raise your head
Look at me
Say hello
Watch me smile
Sit on down
Stay a while
Stand on up
Walk with me
Say goodbye
Go in peace
Find my face
Once again
Talk to strangers
There I am
Track Name: No Record of Right
You goin’ off on a rage
Throwin’ your good in my face
Screamin’ that I don’t remember all your patience and grace
Yeah I made some mistakes
But it’s easy to see
I’m not the one forgettin’ how you used to love me

All that good you was doin’
All them gifts that you gave
Didn’t know that they was credit you would try to exchange
Didn’t know that they was weapons you would use for my shame
Didn’t bother keepin’ score
‘cause it wasn’t a game

Love keeps no record of right
If you think I owe you somethin’
this whole thing is a lie
We was s’pose to be forever
Why you keep your receipts
I don’t care how much it cost you
Now I know it was cheap

Just how many thank yous do you think you deserve
Your generosity seems a little perverse
If love is what you givin’ don’t be holdin’ it tight
And don’t you have that left hand keepin’ track of the right
Is this what you wanted
Your praise in a song
Is this what you wanted
A round of applause
Here goes your attention
There go your reward
Now the whole world know that your love is a fraud

Love keeps no record of right
If you think I owe you somethin’
this whole thing is a lie
We was s’pose to be forever
Why you keep your receipts
I don’t care how much it cost you
Now I know it was cheap

I don’t owe you nuthin’ baby
True love is always free
True love is always free (4x)
Track Name: Ripped Me Open
I've felt the teeth of enemy sink deep into my flesh
Been wounded by the gossip of haters and
false prophets spreadin’ lies about my rep
Pierced with the darts of devils tryin’ to bring about my end
But ain’t no pain like a cold cold blade in a hand you call a friend

Oh baby you ripped me open
Put a knife to my soul
Hit the road with my heart in your hand
Jesus I'm really hopin’
you restore what she stole
I’ma need it just to love her again

Baby you ripped me open
Ohhh oh oh oh ohhh oh oh oh ohhh oh oh
Oh baby you ripped me open
Ohhh oh oh oh ohhh oh oh oh ohhh oh oh

When I said I forgave you
I lied straight through my teeth
Well I hoped and prayed that you crashed and burned
Oh Lord please forgive me
Oh Father up in heaven
Hallowed be thy name
You forgave all of my trespasses
Now help me do the same

Oh Baby you ripped me open
Put a knife to my soul
Hit the road with my heart in your hand
Jesus I'm really hopin’
You restore what she stole
Ima need it just to love her again (2x)

Baby you ripped me open
Ohhh oh oh oh ohhh oh oh oh ohhh oh oh
Oh Baby you ripped me open
Ohhh oh oh oh ohhh oh oh oh ohhh oh oh
Ohhh oh oh oh ohhh oh oh oh ohhh oh oh
Ohhh oh oh oh ohhh oh oh oh ohhh oh oh
Track Name: Ain't Nothin' Holy
My necktie was as crooked as the look on my face
I ‘bout choked myself just to fix it up straight
Speak now said the preacher
or forever hold your peace
I felt like such a liar
Sittin’ quiet in my seat

I never thought fate could be wrong
But I feel so strong
Ain’t nothin’ holy
‘bout this matrimony

At the reception in your fearful eyes
I saw as we danced the same question in mine
as I looked in the mirror cryin’ why Lord why
did you let me love someone who wasn’t mine

I never thought fate could be wrong
But I feel so strong
Ain’t nothin’ holy ‘bout this matrimony

Oh Jesus I do not love you enough
if this how it feels to be in love with us
You give everything for the love of your life
then watch as she swoons for another groom’s lies

I never thought fate could be wrong
But I feel so strong
Ain’t nothin’ holy ‘bout this matrimony
Hey hey
Ain’t nothin’ holy

You know you better speak now
or forever hold your peace
You better speak now
or forever hold your peace
You better speak now
or forever hold
Forever hold
Or never hold
Or never hold
Or never hold
Never hold your love
Oh no
Oh no never hold your love
Do you
Please don’t
Never hold your love
Oh no
Ain’t nothin’ holy
Track Name: Wanderin' Eyes (Ft. Liz Vice)
Hopped upon that plane
Left her in Chicago flame
as I took my shame to Oregon’s evergreen
Found a brand new lady
Began to call her baby
but that lonely road began to call on me
So I hopped upon that plane
Left her in the Portland rain
as I took my shame to Northern Carolina
Broke another heart
True Love don't know where you are
But I don't deserve ya if I ever find ya
No I don't deserve ya if I ever find ya

Stumblin’ lost and lone when this stranger came along
She said brother what is troublin’ your mind up
I can't find true love
She said you've met her before
But your wanderin' eyes don't ever recognize her
No your wanderin' eyes don't ever recognize her

She's the place you've never stayed
She's the harder choice to make
She's the sacrifice you're not willin’ to offer
She's forgiveness you don't know you have
The second chance you won't accept
The jilted one still standin’ at the altar
True love’s always standin’ at the altar

Hopped upon that plane runnin’ from myself again
and this burden of my shame done took its toll
Thought I wanted love
But I see that distant shore
and I need the Lord to purify my soul
For a double mind don’t love no one at all
No a double mind don't love no one at all
Track Name: Graves of Desire
There's a basket in the heavens
overflowin’ full of blessin’
for the chirren who will listen to the Lord
But the chirren hear the whistle
of the harlot in the temple
of the idol full of trite and shiny toys

In the morning you will say
If only it were evening
I might have rest for my weary soul
In the evening you will say
If only it were morning
I might have light in this pit of woe

So the children of the promise
played the harlot with the harlot
and the harlot was a harlot after all
And the pleasures they enjoyed
were the pleasures that destroyed
all the pleasure and the joy which they sought

In the morning you will say
If only it were evening
I might have rest for my weary soul
In the evening you will say
If only it were morning
I might have light in this pit of woe

Can't you see
You need to come back home

Kibroth Hattaavah
Just like your fathers
Lie in your graves of desire (3x)

There's a basket in the heavens
overflowin’ full of blessin’
for the chirren who will listen to the Lord
There’s a basket in the heavens
overflowin’ full of blessin’
But the chirren never listen to the Lord
Track Name: Me and My Nothin'
Ain’t got no gold (pa rum pa pum pum)
Got no cologne (pa rum pa pum pum)
Don’t even know (pa rum pa pum pum)
how to beat no drum
But I was told (pa rum pa pum pum)
that you accepted (pa rum pa pum pum)
even empty handed (pa rum pa pum pum)
broken-hearted ones

So I’ve come with my nothin’
And I give you everything
And I’m prayin’ maybe somethin’ will change
Though I don’t do no religion
I’m dyin’ how I’m livin’
And they say you have the power to save

I loved this world (pa rum pa pum pum)
so faithfully (pa rum pa pum pum)
But this ol’ world (pa rum pa pum pum)
did not love me
Took all my joy (pa rum pa pum pum)
and left me blue (pa rum pa pum pum)
But a wise man said (pa rum pa pum pum)
there’s hope in you

So I’ve come with my nothin’
And I give you everything
And I’m prayin’ maybe somethin’ will change
Though I don’t do no religion
I’m dyin’ how I’m livin’
And they say you have the power to save

All that I’ve heard (pa rum pa pum pum)
sounds so absurd (pa rum pa pum pum)
You came to earth (pa rum pa pum pum)
for a man like me
But if it’s true (pa rum pa pum pum)
I pray that you (pa rum pa pum pum)
Lord please remove (pa rum pa pum pum)
my unbelief

Here I am with my nothin’
And I give you everything
And I’m prayin’ maybe somethin’ will change
Though I don’t do no religion
I’m dyin’ how I’m livin’
And they say you have the power to save (pa rum pa pum pum)
Baby Jesus have you power to save (pa rum pa pum pum)
Can you take away my sin and my shame (pa rum pa pum pum)
Can you really make my heart again say (pa rum pa pum pum)
Track Name: Broken Bones
Mercy is a fist to the face
Grace’ll lay you out like a train
There ain’t no tellin’ what kinda hell I’da raised
if the Lord hadn’t broken my legs

Let the bones you have broken rejoice
Let the bones you have broken rejoice
Let the bones you have broken
praise the one who broke ‘em
Let the bones you have broken rejoice

I’m the prodigal who wasn’t gonna hit rock bottom
So God rained fire on my pride like Sodom
Blowed on old ashes
Raised a new soul and I’m
glad that he broke these bones

Let the bones you have broken rejoice
Let the bones you have broken rejoice
Let the bones you have broken
praise the one who broke ‘em
Let the bones you have broken rejoice (3x)

I was Saul ridin’ tall on my horse so high
Fell down blind when I saw the light
Walked by faith ‘cause my sight was gone
and I’m glad that he broke these bones

Let the bones you have broken rejoice
Let the bones you have broken rejoice
Let the bones you have broken
praise the one who broke ‘em
Let the bones you have broken rejoice (3x)
Track Name: Four Left Feet (Ft. Liz Vice)
I’m flattered that you fancy me
But don’t get too excited
Girl you don’t know what I’m hidin’
I got blood upon my hands you see
I didn’t mean to do it but I don’t know what I’m doing
Baby if you wanna dance with me
Better wear some steel-toe heels
Love is a skill I’m ready to learn
if it’s a pain you’re ready to feel

‘Cause I’m bound to hurt you baby
Bound to break your stride
But if you learn to love this fool
you’ll learn to love like God
And if we learn to love like God
we might just stand a chance
All off beat with four left feet
but it sure feel good to dance

Appreciate the warnin’ baby
But let me tell you plainly
I ain’t always been a lady
Don’t care who got the greater shame
Unless you tryin’ to save it
let the grace of God erase it
How foolish to become afraid of the power that casts out fear
Love is a skill I’m ready to learn if it’s a pain you’re ready to feel

‘Cause I’m bound to hurt you baby
Bound to break your stride
But if you learn to love this fool
you’ll learn to love like God
And if we learn to love like God
we might just stand a chance
All off beat with four left feet
but it sure feel good to dance (2x)

Oh baby if you wanna dance with me
Better wear some steel-toe heels
Love is a skill I’m ready to learn
if it’s a pain you’re ready to feel
Track Name: Po' Boy Clean
Dropped a grand on this hoopty
Ridin’ po’ boy clean
Think I’m driving a Bentley
by the way that I beam
Goin’ to pick up my lady
Might just jump the broom
Sunny day in Califor-ni-a

Jesus comin’ back soon
Jesus comin’ back soon
Jesus comin’ back soon

Baby paint me a picture
I’m gon’ write you a song
Then we’ll go for a nice long walk
‘cause all my gasoline gone
We’ll be broke without broken
We got nothin’ to lose
We’ll be golden without no gold

Jesus comin’ back soon
Jesus comin’ back soon
Jesus comin’ back soon

Got no time to be rushin’
Life’s too short to move fast
Why you want more of something
if you don’t love what you have
Only love is gon’ matter
We got nothin’ to lose
We’ll be golden without no gold

Jesus comin’ back soon
Jesus comin’ back soon
Jesus comin’ back soon

Light your lantern
Mop your floor
Give your riches to the po’
Leave your luggage
Don’t need none
Is you ready
Here he come

Jesus comin’ back soon
Jesus comin’ back soon
Jesus comin’ back soon
Jesus comin’ back soon

House in order
Debt all paid
Sin forgiven
Soul all saved
Yes I’m ready for that day
Maranatha
Jesus Saves
Track Name: Happy As Can Be (Ft. Liz Vice)
As I lay here livin'
Pain from head to feet
Death gon’ get me good one day
but now my heart still beat
Long as my world spinnin’
I refuse to be
dead while I’m still livin’
I’m as happy as can be

Happy as can be
Happy as can be
Long as I'm still livin'
I'm as happy as can be

Then when I cross over
don't be sad for me
Dust to dust my body go
but oh my soul is free
Swing low sweet chariot
Come on carry me
I was happy on this earth
but oh joy in glory
Yes I’ll be

Happy as can be
Happy as can be
On the streets of glory
I'll be happy as can be

Happy as can be
Oh my soul is free
Oh my soul is free
and I'll be happy as can be

I'm a gator in a swamp
I'm a stallion runnin' free
I'm a honey-butter biscuit
wit' some chicken and some greens
I'm a wayward son
at my welcome home feast
I'm forgiven I'm forgiven

I'm as happy as can be
Happy as can be
Oh my soul is free
Yes I'm happy as can be

I'm a diva with a song
All the lights on me
I'm a child of the ghetto with a PhD
I'm a bald-headed woman with two weeks to breathe
I'm alive I'm alive
I'm as happy as can be

Happy as can be
Happy as can be
Oh my soul is free
Yes I'm happy as can be
Happy as can be
Happy as can be
Oh my soul is free
Yes I'm happy as can be

Oh happy day (I'm happy, Jesus)
Oh happy day (I'm happy, Lord)
When Jesus washed (I'm happy, Jesus)
my sins away (I'm happy, Lord)