The forbidden beat

from by Rich Mayor

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lyrics

When I first heard that beat, I was hooked for life
When I heard songs sung with passion I became a fan of DIY
And since then I've journeyed through drum and bass and funk
But I'll always have a place in my heart, for that old skate punk

Through the early nineties and into the thousands
My CD stack consisted of old skate punk compilations
From all around the world, I felt I'd found my niche
Short songs for all people that were loud and fun and angry

I was working for the weekend and that little bit of cash
To hear the clicking of the cases as I'm flipping through the bands
Yeah those Saturdays were so much fun
Caught between two, can only have one

But it gave some purpose to those young and idle hands
To get some beers and friends and come and start a band
It's not a passing scene and it helped shape the man I came to be

Those Saturdays had changed and I changed too as I got older
And now I'd branched out into a vast array of genre
I'd lie and while away the afternoon in bed
Then that forbidden beat comes back, and the hairs stand upon my neck

'Cause if you've never been, then you probably hardly know
That energy when the band starts, come on let's go
Beers and bodies flying through the air
That time spent wasted was time well spent
May it never end

Through that music I made some of my best friends
And if the day ever comes I'll be so sad to see it end
Because this time is precious, let's not see it go to waste
And I'd be proud to call it my job if it's your first taste

'Cause if you've never been, then now's the time to know
That energy when the band starts, come on let's go
Let's let loose and jump and wave our hands
If it all ends tonight this is our last stand
Yeah we understand

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from Decade, released August 19, 2016

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