Blanco Suave

by Blanco Suave

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Gerko Blanco Suave reminds me of seminal acts like A Tribe Called Quest, Lauryn Hill, and J Dilla without sounding dated. This project is some of the best jazz hop I’ve heard in years. Check it out. Favorite track: Strange.
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eMCKc Hearkens to Lauryn and Erykah. Timeless, immutable. Favorite track: Strange.
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released January 17, 2019

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Blanco Suave Michigan

Blanco Suave is an neo-soul & hip hop duo featuring Michigan-based musicians Luke Arquette & Gretchen McKenzie.

Blanco Suave have played music together in various groups since their early teens.
The band spawned from a light-bulb package with the words “blanco suave” (in english; soft white) written on it.
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Track Name: Roses
find me lying here on the floor
my heart mixed with dripping water
the moon ripples silver
i am gold
laughing here on the floor
your record echoing with cracks
like a lake skipped with stones
happiness, my throne
well, i am overcome with passion
overgrown with thorns
i'm a rose
untouchable
but i can love you without question
i love me, i love you

i wish that i could crawl into your cells
kiss the center of your nucleolus
wells in your eyes vulpine
my warren is warm and dry
i mean to measure distance
with your absence honest
trade my breath for a breather
chest less
lungs full coral in a sea of silhouettes
my tape deck stuck on a lovely bayonet
tempestuous
bless this mess of a cemetery
i laid to rest cold feet
cold hands in this delta dream
brackish water of a memory
this reverie of raw skin
licked by sun beams
breathe and stop
ring me up separately
cream of the crop
and i'm dreaming of your strawberry
lips so gorgeous
i'm a big old hornet
you're a sweet honeybee
in my sunflower forest

find me lying here on the floor
my heart mixed with dripping water
the moon ripples silver
i am gold
laughing here on the floor
your record echoing with cracks
like a lake skipped with stones
happiness, my throne
well i am overcome with passion
overgrown with thorns
i'm a rose
untouchable
but i can love you without question
i love me, I love you

wait another minute
made a lemonade memory
your lips taste like citrus
i'm not afraid
of anything
sunshine sweating
lick the salt
from your eyelids
fluttering
cardiac stuttering
wow
how apropos
so and so
sensual this southern breeze
unexpected
eventual
in the lee of your
thistles
i'm a bumblebee
whisperer
i sing honey secrets
thru a tin can string
taut and trembling
words and birds on this wire
soft and heavy
your hands
caught from hers
trace shoulders to belly
i'll kiss your scars
til they turn to anenomes
plant em on the reef
swim deeper than 1,000 leagues
my sand castle is pretty but impermanent
i think you're beautiful and hopefully more permanent
tho nothing in this world
is forever
i'm forever yours
til you flip the record over
or whatever

find me lying here on the floor
my heart mixed with dripping water
the moon ripples silver
i am gold
laughing here on the floor
your record echoing with cracks
like a lake skipped with stones
happiness, my throne
well i am overcome with passion
overgrown with thorns
i'm a rose
untouchable
but i can love you without question
i love me, i love you
Track Name: Redlite
the only time i won't be mad, boy
bout a phone call at three am
is when i hear your voice
say my name on the other end
baby don't hesitate, no, don't wait
just go; blow the red
drive straight to my bed
i can't wait
run that red light babe
run that red light babe
straight to my bed
i can't wait
so run that red light babe

rivers are often soft
occasionally harder than cement
if you fall fast enough
when i looked into your eyes
for the first time
for the first time
i felt bricks at my feet
i felt want in my breast
i was afraid of the beauty
and the bluebirds
afraid of the want
capitalized by cupid
i might rip open
if i look atcha too long
i might tear myself open
let the sun fry my lungs

guess i'll hang on a butcher's hook
flayed naked
or dangle from a caterpillar's string
and wake up shaken
to find myself wrapped in paper
twine twisted round me
chained up
wake up
with paper-thin wings
wet and faded
the pavement of your smile is hot
crack me open, i'm an egg
full of thunderstorms
fry me up
i am fruit of the beautiful
timeless, immutable
the universal split pea soup
diluvial

the only time i won't be mad, boy
bout a phone call at three am
is when i hear your voice
say my name on the other end
baby don't hesitate, no, don't wait
just go; blow the red
drive straight to my bed
i can't wait
run that red light babe
run that red light babe
straight to my bed
i can't wait
so run that red light babe

everything vibrates
moves thru time and space
waves of light energy
while stardust waits
in one place
agrees to hold hands
move together
dance a life or a ballet
til it wavers and dissipates
to be human
is to be animal,
vegetable, mineral
buzzing structures intangible
brief collaboration
little fingers weave
tapestries invisible
fabric of your heart and mine
a loving thimbleful
windows to the soul
waters above waters below
as genesis spoke
i know you are mine
i am your
waters above and waters below
torrential is my love
yet your thirst is unquenchable
in the sunshine
everybody loves the sunshine
Track Name: 2 Hot 4 Cereal
i get hot when you look at me
like a little jalapeño, just a little spicy
i'm feeling hotter than a summer sun
i get hot when you look at me

my milk evaporated
fore it could lick my cheerios
this morning my spoon
burnt me a brand from the Ranch Utensil
lucky rodeo girls know to whip the sun defeated
these bdsm weather women
wearing spurs for peace and
i'd sell my soul for cowboy boots
with my name monogrammed
in red thread just like hester prynne
did in the scarlet letter
these streets are too hot
the sidewalk feels like it might be lava
love me or leave me at the lemonade stand
on the corner
where dixie cups are twenty cents
i got myself a dollar
if you can do the math
that's five whole cups of sugar water
i stay hydrated like a hummingbird
by kissing flowers
i don't mind sweating in the sun
under your gaze is hotter

i get hot when you look at me
like a little jalapeño, just a little spicy
i'm feeling hotter than a summer sun
i get hot when you look at me

my body looks better thru your rose colored
burnt toast glasses or filters on your
top of the cast list of cats
that boom bap vs. trap
i master-debated and won
both first place and last
if i was an ice cream cone
i'd melt in your grasp
you could lick me right off your hands
god damn
you belong in heaven
but you're hotter than hell
when life gives you lemons
kiss them well

i get hot when you look at me
like a little jalapeño, just a little spicy
i'm feeling hotter than a summer sun
i get hot when you look at me
Track Name: Strange
i'm feeling strange
please give me space
call me another day
call me another day

why do you hover over me?
and tear me to pieces
wake me up with your screams
throwing rocks in my windows
i cut myself on the screen
two weeks into june
i missed the floor for the ceiling
i missed the trees for the moon
passed judgement too fast
its correlated
with amphetamine dreams
and a lack of motivation
i'm lacking self control
closed in
if i could crawl under my skin
bet i'd feel less naked
maybe swim thru my muscles
like a brand new baby
butterfly my veins
it's vain to say i'm painless
lame to pray for promise
wait for the changes
aim for the aimless
give your hands to the armless
starving like an artist
in the waters of poverty
parted ways and red seas
and seized a new artery
your artifice and superficial ways
give me pause
please rewind
while i snooze my alarm

i'm feeling strange
please give me space
call me another day
call me another day

the facets of myself i never face are fragrant
like lilac or dandelion wine on a north wind
i get caught off guard
take a break to get stupid
sip my mistakes
paint a picture
girl as hippopotamus
daughter of cleo
wading in the water
waist high
waiting for a free throw
waiting for a re-do of days
that slipped between her fingers
in a melancholy
blue note haze
hey woah, run a mile real slow
keep laughing
these asthmatic minutes
pass faster
when i'm gasping
like okie dokie let's do some karaoke
when i catch up to my breath
bury me neath a poison oak tree
slip a cask of whiskey in my casket
kiss me on the forehead
fore you bat my lashes
pass the basket to the left
i'm collecting for my passions
i'll lay them all to rest
in my favorite trashcan

i'm feeling strange
please give me space
call me another day
call me another day
Track Name: If I Had A
you can't take away my power
i'm a powerful person , i know it
i show it in the way i walk the street
slow
confident
your sticks or stones
or compliments
thrown like bricks
hit my feet and shatter
oh did i hurt your feelings?
cos i won't smile back
see i don't owe you shit
i don't owe you jack
if you got your receipt
take your balls to target
and get ya money back

if i had a penis i'd do great things with it
build a pyramid and knock it down with my
paint the mona lisa sign my name with my
take a fiery piss on every kkk's yard

if i had a dick i'd do great things with it
leave women all alone
mind my own business
get a high paying job
never get pregnant
get a stupid haircut
and join the senate

how many times do i gotta prove
my skill set to be competent?
i'm tired of pissing contests
and i'm sick of being doubted
your masculinity's so fragile
if i think hard, i'll snap it
your manhood's so weak
if i stand tall, you're threatened
you keep beating your meat
i'll keep beating your checks
putting bread in my bank
while you're still laying in bed
i work hard i play hard
baby i'm erect
you wish you were me
cos i'm so goddamn blessed

if i had a penis i'd do great things with it
build a pyramid and knock it down with my
paint the mona lisa sign my name with my
take a fiery piss on every kkk's yard

if i had a dick i'd do great things with it
leave women all alone
mind my own business
get a high paying job
never get pregnant
get a stupid haircut
and join the senate

my dick so fat, got a wheelbarrow to pull it in
it's too heavy and i don't need back prob-e-lems
you ain't ready, but we're doing it in spite of that
fuck the man, fuck god, and fuck our president
if i had a dick i'd do great things with it
like a bat in my hands, smash the establishment
rain cum and brimstone on all the fascist
assholes with their stumpy lil tiki torches
beat the shit out of racist, xenophobic misogynists
scared of black power pussy, and muslim gynecologists
afraid of what they don't know, uh i'll give em all of it
uh i'll give em all of what i came here for
my metaphorical boner is bigger
than a thanksgiving dinner
you break bread, i break zippers
my lust for justice
got me harder than a cutlass
crown me the duchess
of big dick discussions
take your assumptions
crumple and dump em
you swing your thing
like it's worth half a million
i think you ain't
worth half a something
better
take a step back
and stay in ya lane son

if i had a dick i'd do great things with it
leave women all alone
mind my own business
get a high paying job
never get pregnant
get a stupid haircut
and join the senate
Track Name: My Block
whole neighborhood watch me strolling down the block
new day same lane, catch me in my spot
whole neighborhood watch me strolling down the block
new day, same

sunflower sensibilities
photosynthetic memories
insta-kodak dream thing
schemin' in the seventies
washed my jeans a week ago
feeling hella heavenly
had a cigarette
blamed it on my pedigree
back-pedaling impeccably
to a lazy week
peeled paint, front porch
hung where my head should be
walking the walk
look at the way
i move carefully
feeling freedom on my skin
velveteen summer dream

whole neighborhood watch me strolling down the block
new day same lane, catch me in my spot
whole neighborhood watch me strolling down the block
new day, same

catching the most flies with honey, sugar
careless caffeine bum still stunting on the sunscreen
pollinator hater, i'm your tiger-lily ice cream
dried on the dashboard, banging on a tambourine singing…

i'm too smooth
butter on a hot knife
dripping down a pancake
i think i'd make a good wife
to a rich man
who can stand
my big fat opinions
infatuation with red onions
when i'm done
leave you breathless
rip tide halitosis
missed my train twice
kicked it with the hobos
in my fur coat
like moses
parted the red sea
i part crowds in the DMV
I don't take numbers
and I don't give em neither
tell your boyfriends
girlfriends
and all your neighbors
i accept most bribes
most legal tender
let's get stuck
on this elevator

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