Bateau

by Bateau

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1.
03:04
MONEY HONEY VERSE ONE Thanks for putting up with me, thanks for making love to me Thanks for never questioning the level of my sanity Thanks for all the charity, acting like you're scared of me Saying I got options like you need the fucking clarity All these dudes are on me like some bees on fuckin’ honey boy I only want your money I Don't need no one to love me like Tell me that you want me when you got me you don't call me when I leave you all up on me on your knees you're saying sorry like Never want to settle down get a rush from messin’ round Think I might be lying but one day you’re going to figure out Catch me on the west side, different dude with each night, Shameless from the way I got no problem when I tell a lie CHORUS ‘Cuz I can never love you like the way I love my money No I can never love you like the way I love my money VERSE TWO Damn I love that yayo, alcohol and xanax, Oxy on my mind I keep it in my purple spandex, Everybody wants a piece but don't want to put up with me when I'm at my worst my pretty head inside the toilet seat Different personalities varying with every week Fuck all your stability ‘cuz that’s the shit that makes you weak, Catch me up in California hopefully somebody warned you Could not get attached to you ‘cuz all the shit that I been through Constantly deciding what it is I'm fighting Try to breath it out and bring myself up out of hiding Can not stop my crying a product of your lying, God damn I'm really trying CHORUS ‘Cuz I can never love you like the way I love my money No I can never love you like the way I love my money VERSE THREE Every night is a new thing every day a new fling Every week a different dude who's throwing out a diamond ring Acting like I owe them things always keep them wondering Insanity is my strategy but I'm not doing anything I was once in love with someone felt it every time we fucking Turns out I was super bugging guess I really needed loving Now I'm on my own again minus all the wondering of what these dudes are doing disappearing like some holograms CHORUS ‘Cuz I can never love you like the way I love my money No I can never love you like the way I love my money
2.
03:12
Downtown VERSE ONE Cruising eighty on the freeway towards the beltway Blasting Common on the stereo like old days Scanning all the houses of the dudes I once played Got around in my day what you want me to say? Switching lanes so I can exit off of Melrose On the streets of Houston where they got the best hoes I love my city born and raised incase you don’t know Two mil growing still Harris County what’s the deal? CHORUS
Downtown running round take in the sounds Buildings touch the sky straight from the ground VERSE TWO Now I’m passing the apartments of my ex dude He used to skate with all his homies at the high school He’d blow me off to smoke a blunt but yeah we’re still cool Made love in the back of his house in the pool Used to stay on River Garden by the freeway To get to school I’d fuck around and take the back way Getting drunk at seventeen like it was okay Two mil growing still Harris County what’s the deal? CHORUS Downtown running round take in the sounds Buildings touch the sky straight from the ground BRIDGE College educated meditated Strongly sedated X3 CHORUS Downtown running round take in the sounds Buildings touch the sky straight from the ground I love my city born and raised incase you don’t know X3 Streets of Houston where they got the best hoes
3.
03:38
Circles VERSE ONE Every day is the same old shit Driving to work at a half past six Waiting tables overwhelming feelings that I might have failed Call you up when I want to talk I know you felt I was not enough But you’re the only one that I really got So I run it back like I don’t need it I’m okay I don’t know what else I can say Like wasting my whole life away On something that I wont do Go to college get good grades Have a family one day At least that’s what my parents say I need to have a good life 
CHORUS I wont see what’s in front of me with my eyes closed No I can’t see what’s in front of me with my eyes closed VERSE TWO
I want to live like girls in movies Fendi Benzi Lambo Gucci Say goodbye to all who knew me I am always changing When I’m drinking I start sinking Hoping wishing contemplating All these things that I’ve been missing No sense of direction Driving down a road less traveled Hoping that it might unravel Pick myself up from the gravel Dust off all the excess Finding myself underwater Making music is my cover Wish I wasn’t so damn stubborn Burning all these bridges CHORUS I wont see what’s in front of me with my eyes closed No I can’t see what’s in front of me with my eyes closed BRIDGE Am I going to pick it up? Am I going to make a change? Feeling like I’m running in these circles In these circles Am I going to pick it up? In a city I belong? Feeling like I’m running in these circles In these circles CHORUS I wont see what’s in front of me with my eyes closed No I can’t see what’s in front of me with my eyes closed
4.
Off My Meds VERSE ONE Three in the morning shaking up While the early birdies waking up On the phone with my multiple personalities Get out of me and Save me from banality I'm calling out but they never ever call back Prescription make me sleepy need to fall back And then I hear a voice that's so near I lean my ear against the wall to the whisper I found the glitter and gold in the kitchen Naked doing snow off of dishes Back end delicious said Frankie D is fictitious So lets get committed She ripped my shirt off and we did it This is how I'm living Scratching the surface Nails in my back Girl make it worth it Relax and react Do I make you nervous? Girl you deserve it I did it on purpose CHORUS 'Cuz I don't need to know your name You make me want to go insane with you I'm going off my meds with you I'm going off my meds VERSE TWO Wake up in the evening feeling kind of drowsy Must of been the addy laced with something pretty lousy, Walk in to the store I pop a pill I'm out the door See a dude who got me floored Get his number and some more Say that he don’t want to talk Want to taste my coco puff Damn he is my medication imma take a pill vacation what a wonderful sensation Dump my vodka down the drain and Everybody wants me but I want you Cuz I'm going off my meds, I got you here in my bed, you inject between my legs, You're all I need never want to get clean of you Never want to get clean of you CHORUS 'Cuz I don't need to know your name You make me want to go insane with you Going off my meds with you Going off my meds you X3
5.
02:42
Airplane VERSE ONE Hey X6 I go down on my producer He tells me he’s a loser But to me he was important So I’m on to something newer Because I’m not one to hash it out I’m not one to talk it out Move to higher ground just to escape the tears that flowing out I move to California Don’t say I never told you All I’m doing is getting older I’m the queen of starting over I sing to ease the pain of all the dreams that simply won’t unfold In front of me stands everything I’ve put up on a pedestal CHORUS I’ve never been one to fall apart And I got all my success to back it I’ve never been one to fall apart VERSE TWO
You tried to hit me up But I am so far over that I’m sorry baby but you know that I’m so fucking over that Wait no I still want you God damn I really loved you I’m sorry I’ve been drinking Ignore what I’ve been saying So I fly to California To clear all my emotions I’m sick of all these notions Sick of all these potions Los Angeles you messed me up Made me feel I’m not enough But California has my heart so I am never giving up CHORUS I’ve never been one to fall apart And I got all my success to back it I’ve never been one to fall apart Hey X6
6.
03:23
Bad Decision VERSE ONE I’m an adult So mature but the lure of your words have a furious curse But I’m pure Queen do me your worst A dream it would take to succumb to the thirst Set flame to the bursting of yours Cuz the first thing of worth while sex is the hurt You wanna drag my name through the dirt I just want good brain on the earth She had a plane on her arm and her shirt and a bomb on her I had to check to be sure I heard protect your neck in a blur I want you just slipped out in a slur Didn’t plan on lying tonight but I’m lying if I don’t get to lie with you right? I’m nice There must be some evil inside But the evil inside has no place to hide CHORUS I want to be your Bad decision I want to Make your Bad decision I’ve done this before Bad decision Caught in a Bad decision X2 VERSE TWO
Feels like we’re running out of time So I strain a little harder with my bedroom eyes Baby if you do it right You’ll get me down in your sheets tonight You got it all figured tu when you trace my stomach with your mouth Baby there’s no turning back now So I throw you hard on to the ground Like oh my god I love it when you touch me Love it when you fuck me You know what I want Tell me that you want me Couldn’t get enough of me I know you think that this is a bad decision But I’m about to make a reality of all your wishes CHORUS I want to be your Bad decision I want to Make your Bad decision I’ve done this before Bad decision Caught in a Bad decision X2 I know it isn’t love but I love when you touch me Baby it’s enough because I love when you fuck me I know I got a man But my man doesn’t know Tonight I got to see him but I hope it doesn’t show I’m in love with the thought of a secret between you and I And I swear I will keep it between you and I So I lay on my back now and just close my eyes Let you take full control until the end of the night CHORUS I want to be your Bad decision I want to Make your Bad decision I’ve done this before Bad decision Caught in a Bad decision X2
7.
Machine Gun VERSE 1 Don’t care what you say because your opinion isn’t relevant Try to piss me off and see me mad just for the hell of it I don’t fuck with anyone who’s less than a phenomenon And if you try to hold me down Expect that I am going to run Tattoos on my arm you like tattoo on my waist line Say it turns you on the way I’m riding on the base line Sorry you ain’t special if you pull I’m going to run run Faster than a bullet shooting out of a machine gun Yo see what I mean once heats starts descends your flesh I got nothing for you fools who still don’t get it yet Be a man in death unless living with your regrets I’ve seen them both and know the second is the bigger threat I suppose I got some shit to get in check Truth is I got demons with more reason than my intellect I don’t need to be a genius for my hands to know Pride is used to cast the stones I used to craft the home I have to go CHORUS
Sometimes I want to run away from all this Sometimes I want to run away from all this Faster than a bullet shooting out of a machine gun X4 VERSE TWO Don’t care what you say because you’re just judging from a distance I just flip my hair and put a wall up on these bitches I’ll never be a millionaire I’m a pretending extraordinaire Will not put a filter on my mouth because I don’t fucking care Sick of all these people who can throw out their opinions Never spoke a word to me yeah I’m just trying to live man No you don’t know anything about me I don’t want to change I am taking off so swerve it back into the right lane Some say everything is a matter of perspective I don’t disagree but see them most don’t get the message I ain’t about to stress it Because I’m content to sit by Until I got to clip the wings of birds that try to get fly So I suggest you keep up when I speed up Do it for the love but I won’t fuck without a prenup When the castle start to crumble ain’t no getting out Peasants want to build a king just so they can rip him down And get the crown CHORUS
Sometimes I want to run away from all this Sometimes I want to run away from all this Faster than a bullet shooting out of a machine gun X4 Tattoos on my rib you like the tattoos on my backside Tattoos on your chest I like the tattoo by your left eye Yeah you turn me on don’t see no reason why I got to lie I give you permission you’re in charge for the entire night I like getting dirty with the raunchy grimy best of them Yeah I disappear and come back harder than the rest of them Only twenty- three ain’t got no worries I’m just testing them Yeah I got some baggage But it doesn’t make me less than them CHORUS
Sometimes I want to run away from all this Sometimes I want to run away from all this Faster than a bullet shooting out of a machine gun X4
8.
04:44
1605 VERSE ONE I'm sorry I'm so independent They didn't like that I changed and they didn’t They knew my heart was inside of the ocean They try to rip me down in a rush of emotions They try to reach my heart just to steal it But its so small I can barely feel it All i want is right in front of me And it’s so close but it’s still out of my reach All this time that I waste on bullshit Looking back was it even worth it? CHORUS I am standing tall right now do you see me? I am standing tall right now for you I am standing tall right now do you see me? Standing tall so tall do you see me at all? They can't take that they aren't my main priority Everyone who wasn't there will try to say that they know me Time has made me wise cut cold and withered I'm left standing all alone guess I should have figured When I die don't got to bury me in no grave Spread me across the ocean fuck material things There are things I will not know and I'm so damn glad that I let them go All the stress so stressful made me grow CHORUS I am standing tall right now do you see me? I am standing tall right now for you I am standing tall right now do you see me? Standing tall so tall do you see me at all? BRIDGE And like the trees I'm growing towards the sun This is the last time I will ever run Hard work won't pay off unless you’re working hard No friends in the game of passionate young hearts I’m born into a trade 1605 Time can change so much better keep your eyes wide And if you find yourself looking towards the future You got to make change nothing wrong with something newer CHORUS I am standing tall right now do you see me? I am standing tall right now for you I am standing tall right now do you see me? Standing tall so tall do you see me at all?

about

Bateau's debut album includes a bonus remix by LROY
Plus an acapella & instrumental version to Off My Meds...  

Melina Twyman was 19 years old when she decided to pursue a music career after The John Lennon Tour Bus made a stop in San Antonio,Texas and gave her an opportunity to professionally film, produce, and record a music video for her original song “Runaway” in March of 2013. The experience left a lasting impression and inspired her to move to Austin, Texas where she continued to develop her songwriting skills in the city’s open mic scene.

In January of 2014 she released the single “Put Down The Bottle” on YouTube which quickly attracted a following. The two albums she released on iTunes and Spotify began to generate sales after her songs were featured on Pandora Radio. Although she initially started to generate a buzz in the Texas indie folk scene she felt restricted by the genre and increasingly uncomfortable with the squeaky clean image that she felt pressured to maintain for her career.



She took a break from everything in 2015 and for three months took up a job waitressing to save money for a move to California. Even though she felt emotionally drained and hadn’t performed for months she couldn’t help but wonder if her fans would accept the underground hip-hop sound that inspired her to write to music in the first place as a teenager in Houston, Texas. Unable to leave music behind for good; she quietly recorded and released the single “Gold“ as Bateau and officially retired her old stage name Melina Evalyn on Facebook.



The risk payed off and “Gold” quickly won over her fans and drew in the interest of Austin Rapper/producer HADES, who then signed her to his Black Market Pluto Label after they collaborated together on the song “Downtown (Houston)”



Listening to the new tracks it’s easy to see that Melina’s vocals grew more ambitious as she started to pen more autobiographical lyrics and incorporated a more mature sound. Her voice hovers with ease over the Deep bass and dark atmospheric tones that HADES has brought to the table on both “Downtown (Houston)” and her latest release “Airplane.” on which she effortlessly delivers the lines “and I have never been one to fall apart…/ and I got all my success to back it” on the hook.

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released September 20, 2015

Bateau - Vocals, Guitar, Lyrics
HADES (Hungry Artists Don't Ever Stop) - Producer, Engineer, Vocals, Guitar, Lryics
Kyle Hubbard - Vocals, Lyrics
LROY (Legitimate Rhythms Own You) - Scratches, Chronologist

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