Street Writer

by Dave the Fave

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about

The music of Street Fighter has always had an influence in my life. The original compositions always made for great workout music, and remixes made them playable in the car with the windows down.

I stumbled upon "Bird Kick Flow" on YouTube - an instrumental remake of Chun-Li's stage, created by a talented game music composer named Maxie. I was instantaneously inspired to write, and the same thing happened when I discovered his other instrumental remakes for Street Fighter.

"Street Writer" is a small collection of the verses I wrote over Maxie's Street Fighter remixed instrumentals. With the permission of Maxie, this concept album serves as a fun project for me to exercise my lyricism and to just have fun, with vocal contributions from the ever-graceful Leta Neustaedter, and of course, my partner-in-rhyme, MCMD.

Mega thanks to Maxie, Matt, Leta, and all the fans who have and continue to embrace this project. I had a blast creating it, and I hope you have a blast listening to it.

As always, thank you for listening :)

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released 11 June 2015

Words/Concept: Dave the Fave
Beats: Maxie

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Track Name: Love at First Fight
Chillin out in China
Bag a wife - that's what I'm tryna
do; when you're 27 - whatchu gon' do?
When everyone around you's gettin' jewels
for their significant others
I'm confused duke
I thought I was still young
but then my friend from back then was off-sprung; AWESOME
but dog, I got dreams to fulfill,
then I saw her and understood why we kneel
Wow - love really does hurt
but you're paleo like me, nothing hurts
so turn up the megahertz maximum
Who we got on this beat? Maxie-um
see we kill at wheel so take the backseat
but take a taxi cause I'm in the backseat right now
She's driving me crazy like 'wow'
Is this the wrong time cause I wanna
love you long time

I was unprepared
her name was Chun-Li
Yup, it was love at first fight
Yup yup yup - word to Turbo
How fast did she win my heart?
(TURBO)

I was unprepared
her name was Chun-Li
Yup, it was love at first fight
Yup yup yup - word to Turbo
This how she won my heart
Track Name: Crowded Street
(Intro)

Hey...can I talk to you? (excuse me, coming through, excuse me)

I'm tryna find you
I'm tryna find you (pardon me, excuse me)
I'm tryna find you...I'm looking (thank you, coming through, coming through)

I'm tryna find you (girl)
I'm tryna find you (baby)
I'm tryna find you (listen)

(Chorus)
Tryna get through this crowded street
Made you cry, don't wanna repeat
You're not the only one who feels defeat
cause we do it to ourselves you see?

Tryna get through this crowded street
cause you're everything I used to dream
If the future's what you givin me
then I'll give you all my energy

(Verse 1)
Cause I'd never see it from your perspective
I guess it's part of a being a man
Suppression is every man's blemish in relationships
and you know me babe, I'm ProActiv in tribulations
Yes, please let me make it up
I don't work at Sephora so I'm not making this up, but I'm sorry
Blame it on me tonight, nope, I don't want to fight
Let's just blame it on the boogie and dance in the moonlight, alright?

See girl, the way the Jackson 5 needed Michael Jackson (yeah)
that's the way I need you (yeah yeah yeah) you know? (uh huh)
I mean, a DJ Maxie instrumental send me to a new dimension (m hm)
and your face does the same thing for me too (yup, that's right) listen (yep)

They say relationships is about how you both get up from bouts
How you talk about the downs and the ups too
so if we gotta be up at 2 AM then damn
if it means I'll keep you, let's do it

(Chorus)
Tryna get through this crowded street (yeah)
Made you cry, don't wanna repeat
You're not the only one who feels defeat (uh huh)
cause we do it to ourselves you see?

Tryna get through this crowded street
cause you're everything I used to dream
If the future's what you givin me
then I'll give you all my energy

I'm tryna find you (excuse me, excuse me, hey!)
I'm tryna find you (pardon me, girl)
I'm tryna find you (coming through)
I can't see

I'm tryna find you (please)
I'm tryna find you (girl)
I'm tryna find you
Is that you? (nope)

(Verse 2)
I thought it was you, but it wasn't
Am I going crazy cause I'm seeing like a dozen
versions of you but nothing
and no one comes close to the way you summon
the attention of all men and women
aw man, I'm trippin
My chips is all in
I'll bet it all unless you don't care at all
Don't you care at all?
We've come so far, and so far
you've been my sonar
When life drowns me, you're never too far
Even my Numark hardware hardly scratches our affair
cause if it came down to it, I'll scratch it outta here
It's you and me dear: yin and yang, gin and Tang
the exosuit and Krang - you are the brain
and without you, I'm just braun
Miami Heat without Lebron
*laughter* (yeah good one, good one)
See who else can make you laugh like this?
Let's just laugh about it, and leave the past in the past, miss

Look, I really like you girl
and I'll do anything to make this work
Just give me a chance, baby

(Chorus)
Tryna get through this crowded street
Made you cry, don't wanna repeat
You're not the only one who feels defeat
cause we do it to ourselves you see? (look)

Tryna get through this crowded street
cause you're everything I used to dream
and if the future's what you givin me
then I'll give you all my energy

I'm tryna find you (yeah)
I'm tryna find you (girl)
I'm tryna find you (uh huh)

I'm tryna find you (baby)
I'm tryna find you
I'm tryna find you
There you are :)
Track Name: Good Writer feat. MCMD
(Intro)

DJ Maxie
Good Fighter Remix
and Dave the Fave
Ikuzo!

(DTF)
What does it take to be great like Ryu?
Sittin around playin games on Wii U?
No, no; if it ain't Wii Fit U
then I pray for you more than the deacons do
on the weekends, fool
That's when we do
nothin but sit around and play beats to
awaken the good writer inside
and ignite the fire with Maxie beats all up in my mind

(MCMD)
Don't mind if your mind gets blown
I'm like Zangief when you hand me a microphone
I handle the beat
My mandible hit harder than the hands of the street fighters
I spit the words of a deep writer
Right around the time that you figure me out
I'm switching up my system cause I'm sick of knocking kittens up
Facing what your chicken of
was a bad decision huh?
You're slowing down, we picking up
You recognize the wisdom of...

(DTF)
The G.O.O.D. writers -
getting out our dreams, I mean
what would I do without a team
that sees the world
as a canvas
I rap this from the West -
Northwest that is but not related to the Wests
Yes it's the double A:
the Amish and Asian sippin bubblay
and I said the world's ours to paint
so we do it up red -
very red, like the color on their face

(MCMD)
Yeah I read in a book once
Just once then I dropped that shit
man I write the apocalypse
My pen's made out of awesomeness
What the hell I need your words for?
Welcome to the word war one
I win, every track is a diamond
so I bend light to defy them
Like some dude said, unless you wanna be dead,
greet every enemy with a Hadouken

(DTF)
Shoryuken - that's what I say
when they ask "can I try to be a rapper today?"
Can anybody endure anymore?
What happened to the dude from a week before?
I plead for more dedication
with no patience,
you just can't attain the greatest
so we make this like it was the end
If I am Ryu, then MCMD is Ken (now)

(Chorus)
Throw your fists in the air
Shoryu like you just don't care
and if you're down to rock,
everybody Sagat
Somebody say,
Oh yayer (now)

Throw your fists in the air
Shoryu like you just don't care
and if you're down to rock,
everybody Sagat
Somebody say,
Oh yayer

(MCMD)
What does it take to create this?
Many rapper have been crushed by the weight of this greatness
The basics, son - get the basics done
if you ever want a beat from Maxie, umm
but that will be the day
That's like going after Dave in a Capcom game -
man there's just no way
It's just insane; Dave will eat you up
like your brains were made out of house chow mein

(DTF)
You don't want it with the kid MANG
they said I couldn't do it but now they say DANG
How'd you do it Dave?
Back in the days you would never say nay to games
but today, I'm hoarse on stage
cause I rap like every day, no games
I guess I'm coming of age
I'm running a maze
with dead ends at every corner
but I'm not dead til the end
this is just the first quarter

(MCMD)
Yet it's fifty cents if you want up next
Complex sets - we conquer with no contest
Yup, it's been done before
but we came on the scene
like HP and Dumbledore, whoa
More power than we could have ever of needed
Every rapper that we came across - defeated
Writers and fighters: we formed an allegiance
It's two gents who sick like they're spittin diseases

(DTF)
Me and 'em on ya
Them being all the
real talent from Idaho, no faux paus
We say hola...then au revoir!
We can't afford to fizz out like cola
so we off the sofa
to make the most of
so many tools in life placed close to us all
Ask yourself of your desires,
then pursue it with the spirit of a good fighter

(MCMD)
It all sounds so simple, don't it?
A pencil to wield and you feel like a worthy opponent
but only the toughest survive
dedicated to serve and divide
if you're worthy, don't be in a hurry to die
Rest in beats: R.I.B.
You face defeat unless you seek to be a part of the team
I mean if you want to be part of this scene,
you better learn to come against me

(Chorus)
Throw your fists in the air
Shoryu like you just don't care
and if you're down to rock,
everybody Sagat
Somebody say,
Oh yayer (now)

Throw your fists in the air
Shoryu like you just don't care
and if you're down to rock,
everybody Sagat
Somebody say,
Oh yayer

(Outro)
Rock, rock on
Dave, rock, rock on, ha
MC, rock, rock on
Dedicated, rock, rock on
Maxie, rock, rock on
Gem state, rock, rock on
DJs, rock, rock on
MCs, rock, rock on
We don't stop (yeah)
Track Name: Summertime feat. Leta Neustaedter
(Intro)

Remember? (ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh yeah!)
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Ah hah, ha (summertime)
Let's go back

(Chorus - Leta)
Summer, summer, summertime
So just sit back and unwind
Summer, summer, summertime
So just sit back and unwind

(Verse 1)
Here it is, a groove slightly transformed
Just a bit of a break from the norm
Just a lil somethin to break the monotony
of all that hardcore dance that has gotten to be
a little bit out of control - it's cool to dance
but what about a groove that soothes and moves romance?
Give me a soft, subtle mix,
and if it ain't broke then don't try to fix it,
and think of the summers of the past
Adjust the bass and let the alpine blast
Pop in Dedicated Servers and ride around
til right about around five then we round
up the fellas and ladies too
and nope, I don't wanna hear any maybes, duke
It's summertime and I know you got nothing to do
so let's groove like the MIBs do, ha -
Just bounce with me, just bounce with me
just bounce with me, just bounce, come on
Just slide with me, just slide with me
just slide with me, just slide, come on
Take a walk with me, just walk with me
Take a walk with me, come on, now make your neck work (yeah, ha)
Now make your neck work (ah ha, ah ha)
Now make your neck work to this Maxie beat, yes indeed

(Chorus - Leta)
(Summertime)
Summer, summer, summertime
So just sit back and unwind
Summer, summer, summertime
So just sit back and unwind
x2

(Verse 2)
School is out and it's sort of a bust
but back then I didn't really know what it was,
but now I see what happened,
it's the way that people respond to summer madness
The weather is hot and girls dress less
checkin out the fellas to tell em who's best
Ridin around in your Jeep or your Benzos,
or in your Nissans sittin on Lorenzos
Back in Boise we be out in the park;
Ann Morrison, that's where everybody go
Guys out huntin and girls doin likewise
honkin at the honey in front of you with the light eyes
She turn around to see what you beepin at
It's like the summer's a natural aphrodisiac
and with a pen and pad, I compose this rhyme
to hit you and to get you equipped for the summertime
It's no other time
Wish it could be infinite like the digit before number nine
but like the sunshine,
when it reclines at dusk, I'm
counting down the minutes before the sunrise
but for now, let us unwind
Enjoy the vibes and a glass of red wine
Seventy degrees and it's only nighttime
Is this real life? I think I might cry
Now everybody dance til the sun come up, come on, come on

(Chorus - Leta)
(Summertime)
Summer, summer, summertime
So just sit back and unwind
Summer, summer, summertime
So just sit back and unwind
x2

(Outro)
Just bounce with me, just bounce with me
just bounce with me, just bounce, come on
Just slide with me, just slide with me
just slide with me, just slide, come on
Take a walk with me, just walk with me
Take a walk with me, come on
Take a walk with me (ah hah, let's go)
Let's take a walk...
Track Name: Love at First Fight (Rematch)
(Verse 1)
This Dave the Fave
and I'm back again cause I lost the game
but no pain, no gain
like no Rogaine and ain't no playin when Maxie beats playin (ha!)
Do it like Soul Train - form a line,
Dance Apocalyptic like Monae, okay
So lovesick, gonna need a copay
but I'm broke so anybody wanna donate?
Cause I ain't bout to sell cocaine
but if I need to to buy her jewels, then O.K.
K.O. is the reverse of O.K.
and that's what happened when I met her at her home base
Maybe it was the lo mein - no way
It was defly the way she would say (yup yup)
I thought she said yes to a date but she was actually kicking me in the face,
but it's not about how many times you fall
It's about if you get up at all
That's the mentality of a street fighter, and reality
Some fight in the streets for fun,
some for ones, some for attention
Some fight for forgotten ones above but me,
I fight for love and it might be dumb but I wanna get me some, um,
by sum I meant one plus one - ahh,
who am I kidding? Let's have some fun

(Chorus)
B-boys, b-girls (get on the floor, get on the floor)
DJs, MCs (let's get it right)
Gem state to the world (get on the floor, get down)
Get on the floor, get down (just work it, just work it)

(Verse 2)
Chillin out in China, still
tryna find the one with the eyes that kill
Guess I'm dead already
so I'll just rock steady and bebop to this breakbeat (ah!)
I was shellshocked the first time I seen her kick,
and her kicks, thighs thick as wall of bricks
and her aura commanded respect
from fashion to character - all with finesse,
and when you meet someone like this
doesn't it make you wanna shout from the depths - WOO
Chun-Li - I just wanna love you to death!

(Chorus)
B-boys, b-girls (get on the floor, get on the floor)
DJs, MCs (let's get it right)
Gem state to the world (get on the floor, get down)
Get on the floor, get down (just work it, just work it)

Just work
Just work
Just work
Just work it baby

Everybody come and clap your hands
Don't just sit there come get up and dance
Just do it, there's nothing to it
Get up and do it now!

(Verse 3)
Chun-Li, you got it going on
thank you for listening to my song
Eyes on you, nobody but you
Achoo - who got me feeling lovesick? That's you
I can make you laugh like Shaq Fu,
make you the best food - crab rangoon,
be your guardian - Rocket Raccoon
You mean the world - the galaxy to me (that's true)
Ask whoever you want,
when it comes to girls, you're the only one I talk up
Let's take it to the top, love, huh

Chun-Li, you gotta put me on
Chun-Li, I said you gotta put me on
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