Drop Beats Not Bombs

by Little Warrior

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released March 1, 2012

All songs and vocals,
created and composed,
programmed and produced,
mastered and mixed by:

Alexa Raquel Casciato
(a.k.a. "Little Warrior")

album art by Kevin Willrick

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Little Warrior Portland, Oregon

Lex Casciato makes music under the alias Little Warrior because while she may appear small in day-to-day life, she is actually a formidable opponent in the fight against hate. Her songs focus on a variety of topics from relationships to social injustice but love is a resounding theme throughout. ... more

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Track Name: Hand in the Sand
We woke up underneath
A sky that gaped showing its teeth
And I felt you had slept until
The dawn released its eye lids

If you feel your heart’s not there
I will untangle your sun-kissed hair
Remove your shirt from your skin
And pray a prayer that frees us from sin

And hold me close, I’m feeling scared
All of this leaves me quite unprepared
Whatever’s ahead, I leave the thought behind
I can’t worry about that which hides
I can search my soul to the end
And with whatever arrives, I’ll try to be friends

Some friends will leave
And I’m one of them
I hope you can find
My hand in the sand
Heat it up
And look through the glass
You’ll see me standing
Holding your hand

Hand hand hand hand hand…
Track Name: Lavender
(lay me down, lay me down)
Lay me down on sheets of lavender
Say the pain will go away
Say something you’ve never told me
To make me feel okay

Girl, I’m sorry, but I promise, it will go away
You never need to cling to the stains
Man, I’m sorry, but I promise, these things can stay
If you want it, let the memory remain

Don’t let it go
Don’t let it stay
I can’t figure out
What I want to remain

Lay me down on sheets of lavender
Say the pain will go away
Say something you’ve never told me
To make me feel okay

What do you have to have
What do you need to give?
What do you need to have
What do you have to live?

What do you have to need
What do you have to give?
What do you need to have
What do you have to live?

Somethings need to change in order to stay the same
Somethings need to stay in order to change their ways
Track Name: Interesting to Me
It’s interesting for me to see a man a fifty crying
And it’s interesting for me to be the one for whom he’s lying
It’s interesting to me

It’s interesting for me to hear that you have quit your writing
When all along I thought of you as someone so spell binding
If I could be your muse each night, I’d write you every day
But I don’t think it’s very fair to the girl who combs your mane
It’s interesting to me

“When I was a child, I spoke as a child
I understood as a child. I thought as a child.
When I became a man, I put away my childishness.
Now we see in a mirror so dimly, face to face,”
Interesting

Well it’s interesting for me to think I miss you every day
Miles away you’re in the sun and I am in the shade
Well it’s interesting that I might be somewhat paralyzed
My mind and soul haven’t move the same since I first saw your eyes
Well it’s interesting that I might be somewhat paranoid
That I mis-heard you when you said you love me even more
It’s interesting to me

Interesting to me
Am I interesting to you?
Track Name: Too Much
How do I know when it’s too much?
When to let go and release my touch?
I don’t wanna be a slave to the game
Punchin’ in time clocks 5 of 7 days

How do I know when it’s not for me?
How to follow my heart to my destiny.

When all of the faces around me sneer
People called friends aren’t as close as they appear
Don’t bother to ask me how my workday is
When you know how much of my life is made of music

I wish you the best (3x)

I will break it down; I’ll live my life the way I’ve got to
And I will not look back and see if you are behind me, and…
You can come if you want but you might have to leave behind
some of your worldly possessions cause they won’t fit in my mind
You can come if you would like to but I’m gonna run real fast
I cannot slow down for any reason but to catch my breath
When I catch my breath I sing and when I sing I’m living life
I refuse to wait, to wait, yeah this life (2x)
Track Name: I Still Have You
Daddy, come here. I think I’ve found my bridge…
How do I know the right way to cross it?

What if I fall from heights so high?
What if I trip and blind my eyes?
I am more scared the older I get.
And bad memories I cannot forget.

Mom, now that I’m gone, I see just what you mean…
People who laugh struggle with insecurities.

What if I turn into one of them —
selling my “special” just to blend?
All that I need is to know ‘round the bend,
I still have you… I still have you.
Track Name: Good Fight of Faith
I wonder how you are and the pills you take each day
When you go to bed, how sober is your brain?
All I’ve slept with is gone – my sheets have all left
My pillow is dead - my mattress was never there…

So hold tight to the good fight of faith that makes you stay awake (2x)

I never thought that I would be
the type to say I’m rested when I wake
But the sun has given me a ray
beyond the day, it’s called your face

So hold tight to the good fight of faith that makes you stay awake (2x)
Track Name: Gritty
Gritty gritty gritty gritty
Gritty gritty gritty gritty

I’m gonna get, I’m gonna get
I’m gonna get gritty gritty

Don’t mind me when I can’t make up my mind
I’m not weighing my options just can’t handle the time
I broke my watch on purpose and I’d like to keep it that way
Don’t fix what I’m breaking, cause it won’t stay

Watch your feet and watch your back
I’m getting ready to make my attack
I drop beats like the weak drop bombs
So clap your hands if you wanna sing along

I’m gonna get, I’m gonna get, I’m gonna get gritty gritty
I’m gonna get, I’m gonna get, I’m gonna get gritty gritty
So hold your head, hold your head, I’m gonna get pretty pretty
Hold your head, hold your head, I’m gonna get pretty pretty
Track Name: Vacancy
If only you viewed yourself the way I do
You’d be so proud of what you saw too
God gave you a beautiful heart to match your face
God gave you a beautiful heart to match your face

You cry yourself to sleep at night
Oh how you let those bed bugs bite
I’ll fight them just to hold you in that place
Just to hold you

Can I visit your heart again?
You let me once before
Can I stay a little longer this time?
You have such a vacancy I can fill

And when you wake up you find your brain seems bruised
And then your heart feels loosened and used
Take mine, take mine
For if you leave, I won’t need it
Track Name: Whatever
Wherever you want me to go
I’ll pack the appropriate shoes
I’ve walked so long, lost my song
And now I’m ready to choose
Without abandon, without control
I’m walking with a blindfold

Whatever it be that I need to prove
I’ll try my hand at the math to find the root
Without a map, with mocks and stares
I’ll take a step without looking for snares
Safely guarded, my wrists are grasped
My heart beats fast as my lungs gasp
Track Name: Feel the Bliss
They told us about Santa Claus and the Easter bunny
About tooth fairies and Peter Pan, while making peanut butter and jelly
Looking back now I can see, it was a method of their mediocrity
They try to keep us complacent so we can’t make it as we sit vacant

They’ve built a bomb to destruct what we’ve been building
To destroy us all blaming it on the Lord’s coming
Well some one is coming and I’m not quite sure where I stand
Is this rock or it government sand?

Holding me down with arms tied tight
I’ll have enemies as long as I put up this fight
I’ll prove one day with my face
That for which I am fighting

It wasn’t real (3x)
I couldn’t feel ‘em

Can you feel the bliss, can you feel the kiss
like a sun-dripped mist, God on your wrist
So when you let go, you still know you’re still held onto

I’ll love you unconditionally, regardless of what you do to me
no standards, no parameters, no statistics, we’re not sadistic

no metrics, no credits, no debits, no edits, no fix-its, no mix ins,
no smoke and mirrors, I’ll help you see clearer
wash, face, finish, place, dig deep, make it clean
look straight, sit tall, stand up, make it fall
bring it down, clear perception
come around, fill this prescription
we’ll question it, wiggle it, pickle it, finagle it

make it break, create the shake that rustles the quake and wakes the snake,
look straight and don’t blink, make your dinner without the sink,

fight the feelings that makes you fight,
right the wrongs that you use to write,
knight the stars you see at night
open your eyes to clear your sight

give me real (3x)
i wanna feel you
Track Name: Need You
Have I ever told you
Have I ever explained
That I need you
Track Name: Trouble
Your kiss is but a bite
But you know that we can’t fight you
Nor will we try to
As you take a swig off of your cig
Remember how you said that
You would never smoke
That was my favorite
Of all the lies you spoke

Too bad your eyes aren’t prettier
I could have been in trouble
I could have been in trouble
Thank the good Lord for souls and saints
For the ghost beside your wet bench paint

Your comments are so pleasing
My heart forgot its reasoning
I thought that I was wiser
But words paint thousands of pictures
They play out as a future
And I think I am special
Enough for you to stop all
Of your games, your ways, your plays

Too bad you lips aren’t stickier
I could have been in trouble
I could have been in trouble
Thank the good Lord for my faints
I passed out just before you
Came to do the same

I am packing up all of my bags
I don't know when I'm coming back
Don't wait up, don't wait up for me

i've got no road, i've got some clothes
I don't know where i'm gonna go
Don't wait up, don't wait up for me

I don't know how long I’ll take
I don't know if will even make it
I might be making a huge mistake
but life won't wait so i can't wait

oh life won't wait so I can't wait
oh life won't wait so I can't wait
oh life won't wait so I can't wait
I can't wait, oh I can't wait

I can’t celebrate the
Way that you say you hate these
People who have hurt you
When you have done the very same

You never said you’re sorry
So I can’t throw a party
Half-hearted and broken
From all your balloons spoken
Your hot air ain’t appealing
As they burst along the ceiling
Filled with water would be wiser
As they burst upon my skin

Too bad your eyes aren’t prettier
I could have been in trouble
I could have been in trouble
Too bad you lips aren’t stickier
I could have been in trouble
I could have been in trouble
Track Name: An Avowal of an Abandoned Bride
He left me at the altar
White and red all over
I thought he couldn’t falter
But he was made of sand

I thought my life was over
No more four leaf clovers
TIl I met Grace and Mercy
Sitting in my front seat
But they couldn’t take away
The memory from that day
And still questions unanswered
Haunt me every night

And I wonder why
He took another bride
And I can’t explain
These beauty’s tears away
Oh I can’t explain
What makes the seasons change

Several years later
I found another lover
He was much, much better
At loving me forever
And when we are apart
We write simple letters
A genius and well versed
In spiritual matters

And I never have to wonder if
He’s kissing another’s lips
And he can expect the same
In regards to where I’ve lain
Track Name: Got the Stars
Do you need a friend - will you be okay?
When will the earth end - will you be awake?

Wake up, darling, you’ve got the sun to see
Wake up, darling, you’ve got the stars to reach
No time to sleep
There’s no time, no time like this

Do you need a friend - will you be okay?
When will the earth end - will you be awake?
There’s no time, no time like this
Do you need a friend - will you be okay?
When will the earth end – don’t be afraid.
Track Name: Rise Up & Lead
And I just look at your life and I see promise
I see promise
I look at your life and I see the word “great”
I look at your life and I see the word “good”

You just need to keep casting away some of these voices
Of the people that have been around you
You see the thing is, they want what you have
But they don’t know what you have

You know if I was looking for a Jackie Pullinger, I would come and find you
If I was looking for a Florence Nightingale, I would come and find you
To rise up and in the generation and erratically lead

I look at your life and I see the word “great”
Track Name: Dollars & Peace
It wouldn’t be so hard to leave- if you weren’t still standing here
And you would be more easily seen- if you were a little more clear
And may I say that just like today- I talk in opposites rarely
Oh by the way, I forgot to say- I think you’re utterly superior

It wouldn’t be so hard to leave- if you weren’t still standing here
And you would be more easily seen- if you were a little more clear