Living Like The One Percent

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Take a momentary journey through the lap of luxury, to the tune of one of the music industry's most notorious, up and coming fusionists, Ty Showers! A little bit hip-hop, a lot of r&b and soul, 'Living Like the 1%' is nothing less than a flash-fiction film set to music. With an impish bass line and a deluge of rifts and runs, this tune is a movie in its own right; a track of epic proportions. Dichotomous and thought-provoking, this ditty can be simultaneously used as an ode to the insanely wealthy, as well as a precautionary tale to warn us not to become consumed by the need for financial gain.

Much like a chilling thriller, 'Living Like the 1%" begins with a slow build-up, setting the stage for the gluttonous personality to make his appearance just before the 1 minute mark. One track minded, the character makes his pursuit of success and the reasoning behind said pursuit incredibly clear from the very start, much like the narrator in your favorite film of suspense. With smooth, cool, soulful vocals, Showers croons in the voice of a super successful, partially pretentious young man in such a way that compels even the most selfless and humane individual to sing along. Tied together with rockin' guitar rifts, and peppered with flirty background vocals, the track gives the sense of prosperity and adventure from the comfort of your own existence. As rich in texture as it is lyrical content, you'll discover that 'Living Like the 1%' is a track suitable for a wide array of proverbial pallets.

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lyrics

I need some money
To get some honeys
Bypass the dummies
They look real funny

They stand in queues
I just walk through
Rules don’t apply
Money’s my alibi

I do what I have to do
In order to accrue
I’ll step over you
Don’t care who I screw

No time to repent
I need to represent
I have full intent
To live like the one percent

If I have to steal
I’ll just make a deal
Can’t be running low
Need a big pile of dough

I don’t produce nothing
I don’t make nothing
Got no time for that
Cause my wallet is fat

I got 50 maids
25 butlers
One hundred aids
Can’t remember the others

Rich enough not to waste time
Never wait in line
All I do is dine
Order expensive wines

I do what I have to do
In order to accrue
I’ll step over you
Don’t care who I screw

No time to repent
I need to represent
I have full intent
To live like the one percent

I do what I have to do
In order to accrue
I’ll step over you
Don’t care who I screw

No time to repent
I need to represent
I have full intent
To live like the one percent

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from 0​.​1, track released September 6, 2014
Guitar - Shopen Patel

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