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Harder to Hear

from So Ends the Honeymoon by Sulu and Excelsior

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Got troubles on your mind
And so do I
We stumble on each other
No denying

Self centering just like
A squared off frame
Just hind’ring conversations
Share the blame

Gotta make it work
Gotta make it work
Gotta make it work now
Get it?
It’s harder to hear you
When we’re speaking to the mirror

Unplug that line jacked in
The wishing port
Straight to the Id
It makes you wish for more
Not satiated with
Just getting by
But sometimes we’ve gotta call
An audible
And just let it fly

Gotta make it work
Gotta make it work
Gotta make it work now
Get it?

It’s harder to hear you
When you’re speaking to the mirror

Pause for a moment
See stars when I’m zoning
Got bars for opponents
laws for atonement
Get broke like a
Jaw then disown it
47 ronin
Years to a samurai
Exposed so we sanitize
But the dirty words tantalize
Sugar walls vandalized
Graffiti of the heart
Starts to get romanticized
We can’t decide
Which way we go
Amigo or Amour?
We wait no more
When we flow out the door
Freestyles like bullets that
shoot from the hip
And the grip on reality
Soon bout to slip
Lip service, too nervous to capture it
Getting all rapturous
So I should chapter this
Sorta like a book or a memoire
Repertoire gets dark like its film noire
Gotta make it work
Gotta take the quirks
Each of us are bringing into this
When tackling what lurks
In the darker part of shadows
Do we get scared?
Hell yeah, but together we can get there.
Lingering questions still complicate matters
We should discuss it, no cussing, but rather
We get into bickering, getting all sickening
Stop with the blaming and start with the listening

It’s harder to hear you
When you’re speaking to the mirror
It’s harder to hear you
When there’s six feet in between us


from So Ends the Honeymoon, released December 2, 2022
Produced, arranged, and composed by
Steven E. Mallorca

All instruments and vocals performed by
Steven E. Mallorca

Electric Guitar by
Adam Charity

Recorded & mixed at Slow Jam King Studios by Steven E. Mallorca
Mastered at Total Sonic Media by Steve Berson


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Sulu and Excelsior New York, New York

SULU AND EXCELSIOR is the solo project of multi-instrumentalist/rapper/singer Steven E. Mallorca, aka Sulu, who plays all the instruments and vocal performances with influences that span 40s and 50s jazz, 60s and 70s soul, and 80s and 90s hip-hop.

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