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Shoot Down the Stars Lyrics

from As Cruel as School Children

"Shoot Down the Stars" is track #2 on the album As Cruel as School Children. It was written by Hollander, Sam / Katz, David / Lumumba-kasongo, Disashi / Mccoy, Travis / Mcginley, Matthew.
"Shoot Down the Stars" is track #2 on the album As Cruel as School Children. It was written by Hollander, Sam / Katz, David / Lumumba-kasongo, Disashi / Mccoy, Travis / Mcginley, Matthew.

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'81 was the year shit hit the fan in a major way
I sat there for an inspiring artist
Almost 20 years after the fact I'm still on my hustle
Diggin' graves for an inspiring artist
Pushing daises up

And never compromise the arts and make a crowd clap
Shit on since the first show
But we turned feces to fertilizer
So when you diss it's just food for the flowers to grow
Sold 15 plus out of backpacks, no trunks
Too young to drive but live hip hop

And the kids are upstate kids that thought rap
Was past tense, hence the last name
Got name for playing basements and such
And making songs that our friends loved
And when the fish bowl got too small to hold the goldfish
We filled our gills with water and ripped that mother fucker like

So take a step back and a breath in
Let it out now, put your chin up
You can do it, tiger, you a man now
And in your dream it's time to do the best you can now

So break ourselves down
And build ourselves up in disappointment
How fragile we are
So fragile we are, we just don't show it
Shake up this town
And shoot down the stars for our enjoyment
So sexy we are
So sexy we are, we just don't know it

This is what you wanted right?
How many nights were spent pouring out your guts, dummy?
How many punishments endured for fucking up in school?
How many teachers proved wrong by writing songs instead?
(My point exactly)

But you knew you had a spark, did you?
Something producin' to the dreams your pop's dreams lent you
Stay focused when nothing seemed to make sense
Stealing verses with that cash's clay confidence
Sometimes you stubborn as shit, that's the McCoy in you
You learn to be a man without losing the boy in you
(Just do your thing man)

So take a step back and a breath in
Let it out now, put your chin up
You can do it, tiger, you a man now
And in your dream it's time to do the best you can now
So take a step back and a breath in
Let it out now, put your chin up
You can do it, tiger, you a man now
And in your dream it's time to do the best you can now

So break ourselves down
And build ourselves up in disappointment
How fragile we are
So fragile we are, we just don't show it
Shake up this town
And shoot down the stars for our enjoyment
So sexy we are
So sexy we are, we just don't know it

We break ourselves down
And build ourselves up in disappointment
So fragile we are
So fragile we are, we just don't show it
Shake up this town
And shoot down the stars for our enjoyment
So sexy we are
So sexy we are, we just don't know it

So take a step back and a breath in
Let it out now, put your chin up
You can do it, tiger, you a man now
And in your dream it's time to do the best you can now
We break ourselves down
And build ourselves up in disappointment
So fragile we are
So fragile we are, we just don't show it

Shake up this town
And shoot down the stars for our enjoyment
So sexy we are
So sexy we are, we just don't know it
We break ourselves down
And build ourselves up in disappointment
So fragile we are
So fragile we are, we just don't show it

Shake up this town
And shoot down the stars

Songwriters
Hollander, Sam / Katz, David / Lumumba-Kasongo, Disashi / Mccoy, Travis / Mcginley, Matthew

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