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Kyle Toomey, Ryan Toomey, Kelvis Vizcaino

Bergen County

Band Name
Lyrical Artillery

Song Title
Shut it Down

Music Lyrics

 

Verse 1: Kyle Toomey

He was only twelve, felt he had no leverage/

Till he picked up his first alcoholic beverage/

Picked up drinks, with no hesitation/

Bombed before school, blew up and education/

Illegal substances became life threatening/

His own way of hiding deep depression/

Just kept drinking, wasn’t even thinking/

About the circumstances he would face living/

getting off the drugs, felt that it was impossible/

Till he saw his uncle lying up in the hospital/

Sitting in his room drinking bottles of Bacardi/

Would down double that when he went out to a party/

He looks back man, it wasn’t really worth it/

Realized life, it’s not too late to reverse it/

From the drugs he can’t count all the friends he’s lost/

Listen to the kid now, trying to get the point across/

 

Hook:

Catch yourself down the wrong path-shut it down!

Drugs make you cool in your town-shut it down!

If you’re feeling like you need a fix-shut it down!

Shut it down, sh-shut it down!

X2

 

Verse 2: Ryan Toomey

 

Listen to a story bout a kid named Ryan/

Big dreams, one day playing pro ball/

Everyday hard work practicing the shot/

Till he picked up a bottle and he took his first shot/

Playing ball no longer seemed fun/

And shortly after a bottle he burned his first blunt/

The ones that he loved were starting to feel hurt/

When they knew the drug problem was starting to get worse/

He thought it was cool bringin’ a bottle to school/

10 days suspended, and later was drug tested/

Rehab brought him to the worse that he’d seen/

And thanks to the clinic now he’s a year clean/

He didn’t believe all the things that he was hearing/

Until he found himself at a double A meeting/

Knew that this life wasn’t a one way steering/

I guess you can say you change no matter who you are/

Look at me now, I’m raze the jersey star…/

 

Hook:

Catch yourself down the wrong path-shut it down!

Drugs make you cool in your town-shut it down!

If you’re feeling like you need a fix-shut it down!

Shut it down, sh-shut it down!

X2

 

Verse 3: Kelvis Vizcaino

 

What's up with these kids thinking they can make their own way/

Never listen to teachers or what their parents got to say/

Take advice while you have it cuz it comes for free/

Listen to common sense you don’t gotta take it from me/

But drugs aren’t a way out they provide no escape/

And slow but surely, they infect your mind state/

Isolate you from the world, put you in a little box/

You’re a tiny little wheel and the cycle never stops/

Uhh- you gotta quit it, admit it, you’re wrong and did it/

Learn from your own mistakes, don’t follow people’s gimmicks/

This is my message, I know all of you can hear it/

You fear it but you know its right inside of your spirit/

You’re feeling good but you found fools gold/

And hugging the toilet bowl at some point gets old/

Your mother gave you one shot live it right/

The overdose is the one you never get to see twice/

 

Hook:

Catch yourself down the wrong path-shut it down!

Drugs make you cool in your town-shut it down!

If you’re feeling like you need a fix-shut it down!

Shut it down, sh-shut it down!

X2

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This trio from Bergen County is inspired by the messages that can be conveyed through the expansive art form (hip-hop). Their free time is spent at freestyle battles, music production and DeeJay’ing. Their future dreams are to continue their rapping and touch as many lives as possible.

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