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The official lyrics from the music catalog of David Vines

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FLy. . . 735

 

 

  1. In The Still Of The Night / Hysteria
  2. EtCetera
  3. Pick Up The Love (On The Floor)
  4. Say What?! (feat Hoodini)
  5. Return of the Rain
  6. Up Down
  7. Dopamine
  8. Eva Mendes
  9. Flyyy
  10. Testimony
  11. Morning Love
  12. COFFEE (feat.  Scarub and Hoodini)
  13. One Love
  14. Silence
  15. The Wants
  16. Pigeons Still Fly (feat. KinG!)
  17. The Light Side Of Things Pt. 1
  18. The Light Side Of Things Pt. 2

 


IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT/HYSTERIA

VERSE 1:

Pull up the drop
Feelin' good tonight
That’s because I’m fired up
Wired up
I light it up
Yup!
Got a swagger in my step
Saying I’m “The One”
But if my head gets bigger
It’s gon’ split in
Either by myself
Or ‘cause another nigga did it
Forget it!
I’ma cool it down
Cause I’m not the one. . .
The one
The one
The one

 

If you take the time to stare
Pay attention to who’s there
Cause they’re watching you
It’s eyes on you and

Now you’re all alone. . .

And it’s madness in the air
So be careful if you’re there
It can fill you up with fear
It’s here, right here
In the still of the night

CHORUS:

I don’t
Know why
People try all these things
In the still of the night
You’ve been grindin your whole life
To be the one who stands
In the spotlight

And I don’t
Know why
People try all these things too
Things that they can’t do
And I don’t
Know why
They creep in the still of the night

 

CHORUS:

The game
Can leave me alone
I won’t play it safer
Just so I can get on
Ooooooh
You can hear the song
Now can’t nobody tell me
That the groove is gone

 

 

 

VERSE 1:

Hysteria
Panic in the air
And it’s scaring ya
But have no fear
I’m here for you
And I got that old
And I got that new
When you hear me say. . .
“Turn up the song”
You’re needing something different
And I got what you want
It’s not what’s in
It’s just what I’m on
If you wanna get with it
Then I can put you on
It’s just like the calm you need
To end the storm
Or the rain it pours
When it’s too warm
Or a new day when
The last one went
So wrong
Long, gone

 

 
 

ETCETERA

VERSE 1:


Maybe
I can pick you up
in a CL Mercedes
I can take you on a cruise
Around the world
But would it prove to you
That you’re my favorite girl?
That you’re my world. . .

Baby
If I took the time out
To wine and dine you
Take you shopping
Swipe my card
To keep you here
Is that the only way
For me to keep you near?
Or do you love the. . .

CHORUS:

Way I walk
Way I talk
And everything else about me
I’m just me
That’s all I can be
Am I good enough for you?
Do. . .

I.E. Etceteras
Etceteras
Ohhh
Oh I.E. Etceteras
Etceteras
Ohhh
Oh I.E. Etceteras
Etcteras
Ohhh
Oh I.E. Etceteras
 Etceteras
Ohhh
Ohhh, oh
You love me?
Do you trust me?
Would you put anyone above me girl?

I’m not that kind of man
To brag about all my ends
So if that’s what you’re looking for
I’m sure I’m not the one for you
You should love me
For the little things I do for you
Baby I’m speaking of. . .

 

 
 
 

VERSE 2


You could get crazy
Just a little it wild in public
And you put it on me
You could turn me on
And we could go from night
until morning girl
And you could turn down
All the diamonds and pearls from me
And it wouldn’t mean a. . .


Thing if you. . .tried to do
Everything based off of
What you think that I want you to do
If you ain’t being true
To yourself, my lady
I know what drove me to you
I know what I want from you
I know why I’m in love. . .

BRIDGE (x2):

If you say that you’re in love
And I’m the one you trust
I hope your reason’s ‘cause of
All of the above
Etceteras
That makes it better for
This thing that we fall in
Called Love
I just can’t call it
What you does. . .
But I love your etceteras


(CHORUS)

OUTRO:

It’s just the little things
The little things
It’s just the little things. . .
That show how I love
Why I love
Where I love
You’re in love

 



 
 

PICK UP THE LOVE (ON THE FLOOR)

VERSE 2

See girl I know your game
And I can play it too
But if you can take any longer
I’ma move on from you
So what you wanna do?
Shorty make ya move
Don’t keep jerkin me baby
It’s time for you to prove to me. . .
That you say who you are
I’m DMV from VA
And you know I’m a star
I need to know who you are
Before you get in my car
‘Cause you might get left at the bar

(CHORUS)

BRIDGE:

See I’ve been waiting all night to
Say I ain’t met no one quite like you
Just. . .give me a chance
I’d really like to
Come take you over to the other side. . .
It’s clear that we are aligned
So why we here wasting time?
I want you baby
But I’m leaving baby
If you can’t pick up your loving baby


(CHORUS)

 

 

 

 

INTRO:

I’ve hot a plan
To take your hand
Look you in your eyes
And pull you in
I’m in your soul
I take control
Hold your waist
And I won’t let go. . .


VERSE 1:

On the floor
We let tin go
No competition
When we came
Through the door and
I’m a pro. . .fessional
Grab your chair
Take your coat
Hope you’re ready to go baby
Cause I’m a gentleman
Not yet worth millions
But I get it in
Put in work
I’m on my J-O-B
And that’s the reason
Why you’re feelin me

CHORUS

So pick up the love
On the floor
Girl you got me ready to take off
For the door
Baby you are working my heart
To the core
Hard and it’s sore
Can’t take what you’re doin to me
Yet still I proceed to want more
But I’m wasting time
That I just can’t afford
I can give you more chance
But I’m sure
I can be yours
But only if you give in to me

So pick up the love
Ohhhh
Pick up the love
Ohhhh
Pick up the love
Ohhhh
Pick up the love
Pick up the love on the floor

 




SAY WHAT?! (FEAT HOODINI)

VERSE 1:

Picture me rollin baby
Envision all this ice
Trips to the island
That one day I will buy
Oh yeah
Now shift your vision baby
No frontin, I won’t lie
I’m thinkin more bout
What can we do tonight

What’s monogomy?
I unclip the Magnum
Been searching for my Queen to be
She keep vanishing
But when I find her
Best believe
I’m bagging it
But you don’t love me
And that’s why I ain’t after it
A gentleman
Yeah ma, that’s accurate
Treat you with respect
And that’s even if you don’t ask for it
But then you ask for shit
And now it’s clear
And I can see straight through
Your motives. . .know this
I’m a passionate lover
Take notice

 

 

 

If you was lookin for loving
Then we could grow this
But you been searching
From undercover. . .knowing I’m the man
You made a plan for the yams
Tryna hold it
Game recognize game for real
You tryna kick it for the night
We got time to kill
No mistaking it tho
Nope, nope
You not my lady
So don’t get out of my pocket
Start actin all shady
Saaay what?!?

CHORUS:

She think that I am her man
Say what, say what?
she asked me “Don’t you drive a benz?!”
Say what, say what?
She tryna spend up my ends right?
La la la la
La la la la
Say What??

Can’t stand all her demands
Say what, say what?
Only way that we more than friends
Say what, say what?
If you make me a better man than. . .
What I am, what I am
La la la la
La la la la
Say What?!

 


HOODINI VERSE:

Say what like
“Come again?”
She said she follow me like covenant
And always watch out for me like rubberneck
But only if I show her ass a fuckin check
Say what?!
Now here’s a little story
That you’ve heard so typical
Put on a good facade
Without knowing it was invisible
Said all the right things
Down to the last syllable
Not knowing that she dealing with the magnificent
Half ignorant
Have nemesis to jibberish
All that smooth talk
I invented it like Genesis
Mama aint raised no foolish little boy
I’m a player
But you ain’t about to do me like a toy
I be the globe trot tin
Flow droppin
No nonsense man
Got profit
But aint got no gold pockets in my pants
So if you got a list of demands
All I hear is. . .
(La la la la la la la la)
Say what?!

 (CHORUS)

 

 

 

RETURN OF THE RAIN

INTRO:

Just ain’t you
She just ain’t you
Just ain’t you
Ain’t you
Ain’t. . .

 
 

VERSE 1:

She may try
But the look in her eyes don’t lie
Certain shit that you just can’t hide
And you refuse to let the feeling ride
And I know why
That you just can’t try
It ain’t the same
When you check from the inside
The windows open you to her sunlight
If it ain’t bright
You can’t grow right
In the moonlight
It’s too son right?

You can’t explain what it feels like
Your niggas tried to tell you she ain’t right
That ain’t what it felt like
You needed someone to make you able to forget her
That’s not the way that it’s supposed to be
Felt something missing in her kiss and then. . .
And that made me remember

 

 

 
 

CHORUS:

She just ain’t you
Said she just ain’t you
No she just ain’t you
Said she just ain’t you
Ain’t you, ain’t you

No she just ain’t you
Said she just ain’t you
No she just ain’t you
Ain’t you, ain’t you

 

UP DOWN

VERSE 1

It’s midnight
It’s your night
What you like?
Don’t say a word
I read you right
You do love me
But you act like
You’re not quite ready
For the spotlight
But we’re in control
Thi is our life
If you “pick up the love”
We’ll be alright
But we ain’t gotta rush
We got all night
I’m tryin to prove it to you
What you wanna do?
I’m making a move
I’m giving you
What you want me to
I’m setting the mood
And finding your groove
The spot that makes you wanna
Stay in position
Girl I ain’t switchin
I’m on a mission
I just wanna take you under
And over
And look you in the eyes
Show you I’m the only guy for you

CHORUS

And it’s the only way
The only way
The only way we know
And it’d the only way
The only way
The only way we’ll grow
If you go. . .and I go
Then it’s the only way to show
It’s the only way. . .the only way

 

 

VERSE 2

Baby get your head right
Stop switching up every night
If I leave you alone
Then you gon miss me when you realize
I’m Mr. Right
Not now for life
A gentleman
But still keep my swagger tight
And that’s the only thing
That you gon’ ever need
Ain’t n simpin’
In this pimpin’
when I give you all of me
I’m talkin DMV
Not just the jewelry
‘Cause ain’t no makeup bag
Gon’ make you fall in love with me

And it’s a crime
How you love, it’s a felony
One day you lovin me
The next day you jerkin me
Don’t put that hurt on me
And cut me up like surgery
Cause I’ll move right along
And have you lookin back
Like “where did he. . .go?”

Cause I’m a man of my word
And we gon’ have our ups
And our downs
That’s for sure
And you know it
That just means we’re growin
But for now, let’s leave the ground
I go up and you go down

(CHORUS)

 

BRIDGE

Now, now, now
Let me switch it up like it’s the remix
Not really. . .but I think
I might call this shit the “Real-mix”
'Cause this the realness
Ladies if you feel this
Get out on the floor
And show your man you really mean it
Left, right
And round and round
Left, right
And round and round
I’m taking you
Up, down
Up, up, down
Baby that’s way we share our love. . .you lead me
Left, right
And round and round
Left, right
And round and round
I’m taking you
Up, down
Up, up, down
They’ll hear the sound
Everytime we leave the ground girl. . .

(CHORUS)

 

DOPAMINE

Desire
Reward
It’s a pleasure you keep sending to my core
You’re the one that I’ve been waiting for. . .
Dopamine

I can’t sleep at night
And I don’t care really
Ain’t got no food
And I don’t need any
Just your love
And I’m sitting pretty
Take my hand
Then we take the city. . .

What we have is pure
Dopamine

 


EVA MENDES

CHORUS

Stay away
Stay away
(Won’t you stay away)
Stay away
Stay away

Stay away
Stay away
(Sometimes you make me wanna. . .)
Stay away
Stay away. . .

VERSE 1

It’s like I’m a moth
And you’re the flame
If I was addicted to drugs
I’d take you in vein
Damn. . . I’m ashamed
Clearly I’m a fiend
“Incepting” all my dreams. . .
And I still can’t get away

Said I can’t help it
I’m melting
And yearning for your love

Said I’d do anything
Just to see you again. . .

Said I can’t help it
I’m melting
And yearning for your love
Said I’d do anything
Just to see you again. . .

 

FLYYY

‘Cause if I do . . . entrust in you
Will you let me down baby?
Put me in the spotlight
Tryna live in the fast life
I can’t do it
If you can’t give your man
A little quality time
Then I’ll just have to . . .
Flyyy

BRIDGE
I can tell
That you wanna
Be with me
But there’s more to
This love thing
Than eyes can see
It’s kinda hard for me
I stick around to see
If you’re the better half for me
But I can tell that you
Are most definitely
A little immature for me
So I’ma have to get away
Cause I need my girl to be
Ride or die
By my side
Just like she’s supposed to be
And obviosuly
That’s not you
So I guess I’m gonna have to . . .

CHORUS  

INTRO

If you can’t give your man
A little quality time
Then I’ll just have to . . .

CHORUS

Fly away
Flyyy
International maybe
It’s driving me crazy
So I’ll fly away
Flyyy
Off into the skies way up above
Looking for Love

VERSE 2
This is not a fantasy
No dream sequences are in it
‘Cause this is our life
It’s not a gimmick
And I saw what we had differently
Misread our chemistry
Now it’s clear
You’re just avoiding me
And I hate it
I can’t take it
When you’re young and in love
You can’t see how
That shit changes
We’re impatient
We won’t make it
That’s why I’m letting go

 

 

 

You know
When I was a kid
I used to think
That the sky was falling
Everytime when it stormed
I thought that the world was ending
And sometimes
That’s how I feel
When I’m with you. . .

VERSE 1

I really like your attitude
The little things you do
But sometimes
I hate it
Deluded by your energy
I know you’re into me
But I do. . . forget it
That’s because your flirty personality
It jades me
Coupled with my insecurities
And it makes me think we just. . .
Maybe
Ain’t really meant to be
I swear it kills me
I tried to let it go
But if I do. . .entrust in you
Would you let me down baby?
Put me in the spotlight
Tryna live in the fast life
I can’t do it



 

I’m needing you
I can complete you
I would watch your back
And you could have mine too
You be my friend first
And then my lover too
Where will I find you?

This is my testimony
Every man wants a women in his life
That we know can handle things
That love might bring
And I’ll never
Ever
Attempt to make you change
I’ma trust in you
That you will do the same
. . . ‘Cause that’s what I’m needing babe

This is my testimony




TESTIMONY

Love
Is more than me telling you
“You’re beautiful”
‘Cause through my actions
You’ll remember more. . .
It’s everyday
Not just 02/14
My cherie amour
That I adore
Everything you need from me
Plus that and more
You don’t abuse it
Cause you love me for. . .
Every single part of me
My kindness ain’t no weakness
You appreciate the man I am

And right when the storm goes on
I find my peace in you
And looking around me
Some are wonderful
But not the same as you
No one can do

The things you do to make me feel
Like I’m the man
King on my throne
That goes to show
That you’re the one
This is my testimony

‘Cause I’ve tried to
And been lied to
Thought I was the one
For her
When I’m
 Just like you
I stood by you
But I wasn’t a thug
What can I do?

 
 

COFFEE FEAT SCARUB & HOODINI

SCARUB VERSE


Me now I can’t forget ya
Your love is my addiction
Withdrawals when I ain’t with ya
Need you like my prescriptions
Amnesia ain’t a symptom
This habit I ain’t kicking
Rehab is for the quitters
Not me, I’m steady sippin
No cream or sugar
Like my coffee like I like my women
Without my daily fixing
Don’t know how to go on living
Food for thought
Cold turkey’s not my first decision
Brewed for thought
A pot of you is more thirst quenching
I’m ready

CHORUS

I’m ready
But I can’t forget your love
You know I’m ready
I hope I can get all your love

VERSE 1

And I wonder
How you love can take me over
It’s sort of amazing
They way that a taste
Can break my slummer
I was dazed, that haze is over
And that’s why I feel like I owe ya
I’m happy to know ya
You’re better than Folger’s

You’re more like the best part of waking
Up yeah. . .too much of a good thing
Can drive you insane
Get hopped up off your drug
I’m a caffeine fiend
And I’ll do anything
To get me some
In the morning or the evening
It don’t matter none
Unless my job is done
See to me, you’re like the chosen one
I just wanna let you know
I’m ready. . .

(CHORUS x2)

 
 

ONE LOVE

VERSE 1

The world don’t like what’s different
That’s why we can’t be who we are
We all wanna feel accepted
But that ain’t gon’ get you far
‘Cause some live for the minute
But I’m just tryna live infinitely
I. . .know we’re not alone
We are one
If you look off in the distance
You can see all the stars
And then you’ll recognize the beauty
Of where it is that we are
Afar
As is above, is as below
And that’s the reason that I know
We can grow

 

SILENCE

VERSE 1

I’m tryna find them Lincolns
To get what I’ve been missing
Into my system
Because the world moves too fast
At a mile a minute
I’m feel in like I’m not in it
And I must admit it. . .yeah
At first I just can’t get it
I end up with it
Simply
Because I’ve gotta find a way
To get to where I’m going
And it’s you that always leads
Me down the road
I should be floating
And I’m hoping
That my path will keep on going
But they’re standing in the way
Of where I’m rollin
So I’m hiding
And looking for silence

CHORUS (x2)

I been gone for a minute
It’s more than a visit
Be back in a minute. . .maybe
Nah I’m not finished
I come back and kill it
And that’s where I been at lately

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

MORNING LOVE

VERSE 2

It’s 8 o’clock in the morning
Laying in my bed
Feeling kinda. . .
Alcohol’s running through my veins
Yeah
My head is aching
The room is spinning
My morning love’s
Already here
Taking care of me
Breakfast in bed
Your fingers run through my hair
My head is resting on your thighs
While I’m sipping my kook-aid
Giril it’s a sin
Because I’m so addicted
To your love
Looking at you from a distance
I’m in my bed
You’re in the kitchen girl

CHORUS (x2)






VERSE 1

It’s something about the way
You look in my eyes
And I can’t. . . explain it
That’s right, but it wakes me p
I can’t get enough
I’m taking your body up higher
Girl and it feels like. . .
We’re faded
And I just wanna taste your lust
Straight eat it up
Ohhh
And I won’t ever stop
My plan’s to get you hot
Pop your top
No return
I promise I won’t ever stop
With you
At sunrise
We do
What we came to do

I don’t want nothing else but. . .

CHORUS

Morning Love
You’re waking up
Morning Love
You’re what I want
Morning Love
I don’t have an appetite
For nothing but your. . .
Morning Love
You’re like my drug
I just wanna roll you up
Everytime the sun comes up
I’m wanting you
‘Cause you’re my morning love

 
 

VERSE 2

 

See my misses
Come with different color kisses
I don’t discriminate
You can’t enjoy what you never tasted
Everyday I’m finding ways
And different flavors of your love
Peep my sentiment. . .a lil cinnamon
Mixed wit half and half
Milk Chocolate, or cappuccino
On the rocks, in the summer
Make the heat go
Americano. . .Caramel Macchiato
Scuro, chiaro
I finish the whole bottle
Same, nada
Your game. . .proper
Breakfast, you kick in my door
Like Big Poppa
It’s more than clear
You make the world go ‘round
That’s why I’m here just to thank you
For holding it down
Cause when my world moves fast
And my feet weighed down
You put the cool in my step
So I can conquer the town

 

(CHORUS x2)

HOODINI VERSE

And I can’t forget her woman like maturity
In the corner
She was reading a book
And gave me a look like “Order me”
A cup of what you’re having
What you got, I need it
Her expression is like a book
I know all about he once I read it
And Hoodini
He don’t fall for the fiends
Only the Queens
And you can double check that by KinG!
or DMV
So get rid of your old tales
And we can start some new chapters
Take over the world first
Sip on a cup of coffee after
Are you ready?

 

 
 

CHORUS

I don’t want your money
I just want your heart
You bring us together
Then who could tear us apart?
‘Cause I’m your brother
From the very start
Can we say one love
One love

VERSE 2

Now who decided success was. . .
Just based on all the things you own
What good is having everything you want
If you spend your whole life alone?
See we can make the world go round
I hope to reach your should deep down
Then make you move your souls, get down
Right now

CHORUS

 

VERSE 2

I suppose
You juxtapose
Hollywood
With popped bottles
And lots of fine hoes
A lot of clothes
Partying like a rock star
It ain’t what I came for
You can be composed with indecision
You on a mission then dig in
’Til you get in
For 3 years
Been flat broke
No kidding
Niggas knockin’ on my front door
They talkin’ eviction
And all alone I made my home
I built my throne still I’m not chill in’
Just to maintain how I’m living
But I’m living
And I won’t get knocked for dreaming
Some told me that I can’t
Told me what I ain’t
But now that I’m the man
I just look at how they end up silent

CHORUS (x2)

BRIDGE

In a way it keeps me sane
Under these lights I suppose
It might calm me down
But it ain’t what makes me win,
‘Cause I know
I gotta let go of the old
Switch up my plan
Like I switch up my flow
And if I don’t pick up my phone
That means I just
Need some time alone. . .

CHORUS

 
 
 

THE WANTS

VERSE 1

 

Started from a rock
That I whittled to a stone
Built a house
That I turned into a home
I don’t know
Why I thought that things would go. . .
From red light
To green light
Success
Overnight
Overnight. . .

It’s like this shit is a storm
And I came a long way
Where I’m from
That don’t mean I ain’t got places to go
Cause I want more
I want more
I want more

CHORUS
I want more, I want more, I want more
I want more, I want more, I want more
More, more
More, more
More more, more

 

PIGEONS STILL FLY (FEAT KinG!)

VERSE 1

CHORUS
Make em say
Make em say
Make em say say say
Make say
Make em say
Make em say say say

VERSE 2

Don’t ever let nobody play you like you’re. . .
Just a product of your environment
Spend your whole life so cold
Like “where the fire went?”
Ironed out the creases in my dreams
To get inspired again
So I can see the Sistene Chapel
Off at the Vatican
Then I’m off to Phillips
Got crab cakes off in Maryland
Eating crepes with my freak
When I’m out in France
Or Berlin
Or whatever city I’ll pop up in
I grind so I won’t need no fucking record label
It’s in my sentiment
Luxury ain’t a given and. . .
I’ma do whatever I need
To be sercure for me and mine
Cause I got the winner’s state of mind

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the morning
When the sun comes round
’Til the evening
When the moon is out
I gots to get it
I’m on the move
I don’t be slacking a minute
Niggas that’s sleepin
They’ll get lapped in a minute
And I’m winning
‘Cause ain’t no end to my mission

KinG! VERSE

They said
“Come and kick some ratchet shit”
While I’m kicking it with my ratchet bitch
I run and grab a ratchet
Just to show sscallywags what time it is
Suckers think I’m nice
And I say “Thank you for the compliment”
In reality, I’m digging in my pockets
Making it rain lint
Slap it on the table
Then I yell, “I’m fucking out this bitch!”
Tryna do the opposite
Like a boardwalk, keep on blocking it
Hock a loogie
Spin-A-Roonie
Stone Cold Stunner
Balcony jumper
One hit wonder
Oh, how I have come to lover her

 

THE LIGHT SIDE OF THINGS PT 1

VERSE 1

I been away
And I made some paper
Took me some days
But better now than never
Yeah
I’m steady tryna find
The light side of things
The light side of things
Things

Maybe if I wanted to
(Lay back and recollect on our love)
Even if I slipped from you
(Got my back when I come back for ya)
That’s the way I feel

CHORUS

Sometimes you slip
‘Fore you get it all
(Just goes to show)
Just keep it moving
Life ain’t so bad at all
(Make sure you know)
Only if you get, get
IF you don’t get, get
IF you don’t get
To the light side of things

 


You know I’ve. . .
Sacrificed a lot to help you
And I did it ‘cause I really love you
When I’m gone, I’m still thinking of you
But I’ve gotta save enough to help me. ..
Too, and my pride
Won’t let me fall aside
‘Though some nights I have cried
I’ve been lost
Deep inside of my mind
Yet still I . . .
Find a way to get by
‘Though it’s hard, I know. . .
I’ve got wings, I can fly
I hope I can inspire love
Love
Love

THE LIGHT SIDE OF THINGS PT 2

Some people say. . .
Some things
But don’t recognize
I’m in the game
Yeah. . .
It’s an illusion
I’m trapped inside a-amaze-ment. . .
How did I end up out here?
I wouldn’t change it
Truly a man I became
So when you say those things
And you pull those strings
You do all those things
And it won’t change a thing
Cause I can take that strain
I’m kinda numb to pain in my heart
Yeah. . .
And that’s not the half of it