Take One EP

by The Hips

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The debut EP of The Hips.

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released February 9, 2016

All Rights reserved by The Hips. All songs written and performed by The Hips: Aaron Nelson - Drums/percussion , Eli Caldiero - Bass, Nick Christensen - Guitar, Carla Arancibia - Vocals, and Emerson Andrews - Vocals. Featured artists include Ai Fuji Nelson - Percussion and Mike Sasich - Keys on Afterward. Take One EP was recorded at Man Vs Music Studios and engineered by Michael Sasich.

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The Hips Salt Lake City, Utah

Aaron and Emerson sat down a year ago and shared their musical passions. From that first meeting The Hips have become a band that are guaranteed to bring a good time with some great music. The band now consists of Aaron on the drums, Eli on the Bass, Nick on the Guitar, as well as Carla and Emerson on the Mic. We will make shout and inspire you to shake! ... more

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Track Name: Steak
Oh yeah, I bet that victory taste nice,
Lick your fork clean got blood on your steak knife
You acting so mean tell me why can’t you act nice
I try to bridge the gap and you picking a fight
Things heat up so quick and I think my head might
Explode, unload, control
Is not something I have so I better go
You show your teeth and you dig beneath
It feels so good that you coming clean
Yeah show the bone and let it bleed
You talking so free so let it be
The truth is, I’m halfway sorry
But still pissed off, oh my god please
Stop talking you say the same thing
Always my fault I’m who’s to blame see
Say one thing and all I get is grief
I’m not quite sure what you want to achieve
Every day the same problem repeats
It’s been 4 years and I can’t seem to breathe
Oh what’s that stuck in your teeth
I think that’s just a piece of me

In the strain of attention I don't know what to do
tryin' to catch your eye
Feel restrained, I can't feel my thighs
you've not touched me there
you've denied me that right

The cutting the cursing, keeps getting worse when
You stepped over the god damned line
You wanna call it quits well that’s just fine
It seems no matter how hard I try
Whatever I do you don’t seem to like
I’m so tired I’m losing my mind
My hands are thrown up I wanna be kind
I can’t seem to win so ima give it some time
Take a step back and try to unwind
Words are traps which I’m confined
Looking for a sign hoping for a truce
Just because you think you’re right does make it the truth
Is this eye for an eye and tooth for a tooth
You cut me so I cut you too,
We’re both hurt, do we need to show proof
Scar tissue should give us a clue
It’s become clear, we got different views
Our words are weapons that we so often use
At the end of the day we’re broken and bruised
So many ways to hurt so what will I choose

In the strain of attention I don't know what to do
tryin' to catch your eye
Feel restrained, I can't feel my thighs
you've not touched me there
you've denied me that right
Track Name: Do That
Oohie how you gonna do that
Once you do this can't take it back
Certain memories yeah they leave tracks
You say no regrets but you chose the path
No judgement just an idea
If you wanna change it up
Then you do it right here
But you say you're so scared you got that fear
Signal breaking up ain't comin in clear

Oh snap, it's twelve o'clock and I'm barely waking up
Waking up to us, waking up to flaws
Anticipated that my heart'd be on the ground
Had you on a silver platter, pedestal kind of crap
But daaaaaamn
But daaaaaamn

Guess I'm moving on now (walkdown)

Oohie how you gonna do that
Once you do this can't take it back
Certain memories yeah they leave tracks
You say no regrets but you chose the path
No judgement just an idea
If you wanna change it up
Then you do it right here
But you say you're so scared you got that fear
Signal breaking up ain't comin in clear

Oh snap, it's twelve o'clock and I'm barely waking up
Waking up to us, waking up to flaws
Anticipated that my heart'd be on the ground
Had you on a silver platter, pedestal kind of crap
But daaaaaamn
But daaaaaamn

Guess I'm moving on now

Guess it’s time better face the music
made up my mind it’s the grace of losing
only got one life let’s not waste it using
endless energy to chase illusions
We lie to ourselves in dazed confusion
In hindsight the replay’s amusing
Try so hard just to stay producing
Broke ass records that remain abusive
They say the truth shall set you free
It’s so ruthless to finally see
Open your eyes it’s time to breathe
Foot in the door of reality
New face new me
New place new keys
So fresh no leash
Every day a new struggle and I’m so relieved

Oh snap, it's twelve o'clock and I'm barely waking up
Waking up to us, waking up to flaws
Anticipated that my heart'd be on the ground
Had you on a silver platter, pedestal kind of crap
But daaaaaamn
But daaaaaamn

Guess I'm moving on now
Track Name: Afterward
Sunrise, these eyes catch the light
I see you so soft, nestled in tight
The curve of your back, the feel of your thighs
Keep replaying in my mind the moments from last night

As I lay my head down on your pillow
I turn around and watch you sleep, sleep
what you did to me, boy, I was willing
but that unfamiliar affection, is just attraction,
it will be friction

Breathe in breathe out, I’m glad I came over
I’m taking this in because it’s now over
I take one more moment, just to stay closer
Hold you just once because I don’t know you

What do we call this game that you and I play?
I just wanted to dance, maybe a drink or two
What you did to me, boy, I was willing
but that unfamiliar affection, is just attraction,
it will be friction
'cause you don't know me at all
you don't know me at all
don't expect anymore
'cause you don't me at all

Tunes people talking just a hullabaloo
Midnight brouhaha next drink is for you
feeling like Oh My God what I'm thinking to do
from the corner of my eye catch her looking it’s true
swaying she glancing, gliding and dancing, grooving 1 2
always got her phone out, and only one in a few
make it to take it, her bedroom she naked
bad news hate to break it, she probably fake it
your odds are slim, between you, me and him
body make your head spin, oh these ways of women

The 3-Day rule now? Boy, are you 20?
You've bragged to your boys, now are you pleased?
What you did to me, boy, I was willing
but that unfamiliar affection, was just attraction,
and now it's friction
'cause you don't know me at all
you don't know me at all
don't expect anymore
'cause you don't me at all

Names lily green eyes thick hourglass thighs
got me hypnotized so I give a try
she gave me a smile flipped the green light
The way we conversating everything going right
I picked up the tab but before I said bye,
I asked to come home with me, she said alright.

What do we call this game that you and I play?
I just wanted to dance, maybe a drink or two
What you did to me, boy, I was willing
but that unfamiliar affection, is just attraction,
it will be friction
'cause you don't know me at all
you don't know me at all
don't expect anymore
'cause you don't me at all

Sunrise, these eyes catch the light
I see you so soft, nestled in tight
The curve of your back, the feel of your thighs
Keep replaying in my mind the moments from last night
Track Name: Soulmatic
Revolutionary misfit, I must admit it
If some tell you otherwise you’ve been bullshitted
Ill hit you with this message, yeah I’ll transmit it
I got a quick fist and I’m quick witted
I’m committed to that juicy sound I don’t forget it
If you’re after what I’ve found, I’ll re-submit it
the genuine article not counterfeited
Smiling in the courtroom, been acquitted
I’m patient when the moment comes I go and get it
I go pound for pound and I’m always on the rebound
Like Ali in the 12th round waiting for the right Breath to knock yo ass down
Foreman on the floor can’t get up no more
I’m the thrilla that’s vanilla I told you before
This is how I’m rocking, I’m rolling like a stone
When I come down I break every bone
I move like water, rivers into ice
Glacier forms coming at you, I use every device
Rainstorms rock erosion, saltwater in your eyes
I know the pain of the sting and I’ve felt the bite

This is my soul -you can't knock it down
You see me shinin' bright like the moon above your ground, yeah
Your jealousy, resentment, tricks only reveal
that you are fighting something threatening, something real
This is my soul -you can't knock it down
You see me shinin' like the moon above your ground, yeah
Your jealousy, resentment, tricks only reveal
that you are fighting something threatening, something real

Talk about strength, can you go the length,
I'm talking distance, endurance resistance.
I stay persistent, won't settle for biscuits.
Waiting for the moment that beautiful instant.
So easy to give up throw in the towel.
For me that's not an option, I can't allow,
The negative to take over no way no how.
Flip it on its head take silent vow to
Take step back change the view respect the Tao.
I got a bigger vision than what I see right now. I'm talking light-years and infinite wisdom.
I see the rainbow put my light through a prism.
In the beat of my eardrum I’m becoming the rhythm
Take away self uncover the hidden
I am the maker in this ecosystem
Music my landscape words organisms
Bend but don’t break I made my decisions
Eyes to the horizon ears set to listen
Follow my gut, my soul’s intuition
My flow to the sky is my verbal transmission

This is my soul -you can't knock it down
You see me shinin' bright like the moon above your ground, yeah
Your jealousy, resentment, tricks only reveal
that you are fighting something threatening, something real
This is my soul -you can't knock it down
You see me shinin' like the moon above your ground, yeah
Your jealousy, resentment, tricks only reveal
that you are fighting something threatening, something real

Give away one but you take the other
Give away one but you take the other
Give away one but you take the other
Some you gotta lose make your move my brother
Track Name: Synapse
Do you, Lack the traction
Are you, ready for action
What are your tactics, Do you got skill
Are you doing the math kid, Prepared for the kill
It’s a sticky situation Leaving seasoned pros gasping
Outclassed at last by an outcast assassin
You bound to get your ass kicked
By a one legged bastard
It wasn’t me, I was sipping
Tea with the master
Take one step through the looking glass
Journey called life, what are you asking
The answer is greatness no point in mistaken
Time for the taking, making opportunities
Cuz the mind is awakened
Now is the moment any other is wasted
you got the recipe but can you make this

Swing back, trust that feeling
You know it's sand,
you know it's weak and
there's no strength in that foundation
Swing back, trust that feeling

Fatter stacks
Meant madder cats
When I walk in the room
Fearful scatter back cut the chatter fast
Patiently waiting like an adder in the grass
Blatantly cautious cuz when I rock I shatter glass
Overwhelmed cannot grasp because it happens fast
From now into the past so how can I get past
The cards that I was passed
The questions that we’re always asked
The test is were tasked with the hard truths
That you gotta choose
It’s one or the other some you gotta lose
Right now I’m coming through
So what you gonna do because I’m asking who
You gonna be when it do what it do
Because life’s a wrecking crew
Break apart what you knew
Creating something new
The weight a burden too meditate on what to do
You might know the 1 but you’ll never guess the 2

Swing back, trust that feeling
You know it's sand,
you know it's weak and
there's no strength in that foundation
Swing back, trust that feeling

I look Into the dirty mirror made by the moment,
Questioning my choice and my grit to own it
The image in the glass is not my opponent
Read between the lines because i stand wide open
Like light I am known to refract, reflect
Attract, reject
contact, perfect
Now what did you expect?
I’ll tell you why I’m asking cuz
Death the masked man is lying fast and his shadow’s cast
With a well timed last hand
This investigation bring your own Hazmat pack your own gas mask
Drift out to sea keep sight of the mainland
Get lost in the wasteland end up with a crashed ship
Stuck in a cycle thinking that I had grasped this Time to transform like Ali from Cassius
From sand to glass, because the heat of the choice takes place in a synapse

Trust that feeling (repeat)