Bahamian Rap City

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Bahamian Rap City
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Written by Joe Hawley
Appears on Joe Hawley Joe Hawley
Sung by Joe Hawley, Sam Falik, Ismael Ledesma, Stacy Osei-Kuffour
Duration 5:56
Genre Rock
Language English




Bahamian Rap City is the 10th track on Joe Hawley's solo album, Joe Hawley Joe Hawley.

A demo version of the chorus was uploaded to Joe Hawley's YouTube Channel on January 5th, 2018.[1] and an instrumental version of the song was uploaded on December 5th, 2018.[2]


Trivia[edit]

  • The title is a tongue-in-cheek reference to the iconic Queen song "Bohemian Rhapsody"
  • The song contains samples from "Bohemian Rhapsody" as well as from "La Morena" by Raulin Rodriguez and "Too Late for Goodybes" by Julian Lennon.
  • The lyric "Dreaming sweet in C" is also a reference to a similar song also by Joe Hawley - Dream Sweet In Sea Major


Lyrics[edit]

Summon'd by a call buried in us all
Anyone can see what it means to me
Finally companied in omniverse
Dreaming sweet in C

Governed by a mean commonwealth unseen
Pirates in denial plunder'd every file
Lo with misbegotten woe to burn
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern
Knowledge wasn't power 
if it couldn't flex its muscle every hour
Christopher Columbus killed 
exactly how he thrilled

*****

Una ciudad submarina
Loco comprendo si es cierto
Necesito explicar una cosa interesante


At three hundred hours
a melange of mirages
appear'd out of nowhere
fully tantamount to mystery lights
so the yacht steered to go there

Cool tears from the ghost ship
Tears of Allah
The passengers shouted out a holler
Shalom voila haha

The Mediterranean protects Atlantises
projected by ancient praying mantises

Blue holes hold a wealth of clues
depending upon scuba divers' points of views
see we have to choose what we have to lose
weakened all weekend by shots of booze
at the Bamboo Shack a Goombay Punch
moreso encourages holding a lunch

Hast thou marine iguanas in the Bahamas
and/or is that more of a Galapagos thing
Darwin acquiesced to the best a priori
Bermuda FM's immortal crustacean king

Trust when they learned it was combustible
they had to thrust deeper into the impossible
beyond killer feels past electric eels
resort hotels with eclectic deals
resisting all of Neptune's appeals

Finally quoth the Shark Lady:
In a coral reef near the floor of the sea
sits a chest bless'd with three skeleton keys
these should grant you access to pass with ease

Orichalcum was the beat of the hour
with a certain magical edible flower
Under thick glass domes 
upon the ocean bed
people bust'd rhymes
about the day of the dead

(Late quesadillas resultan en
pesadillas y sueños fantasticos)

Orichalcum was the bead of the hour
One supermetal with all of the power
Dip a submarine
Ride a motorbike
Take a vacuum train
to any place that you like

(Es peligroso volar en interiores
No helicoptóres)

Native Lucayans explained
displacing ions anointing vampires
with dandelions

Teas brewed stirring up Yeezus
bewitching a Jesus
suggesting The Beatles
couldn't please us
silent platinums sold

Coronation for
a ruler of measuring things
A nation burdened by infinite wings
Da Vinci's cartwheels ambidextrous
MJ thought that
Bey was too dangerous
Elvira cast spells to sell hex appeal
Madonna was real

At the risk of waxing pedantic
they declared the taxing romantic
Junglas spilling milkshakes kneeled in prayer
Thick lipstick everywhere

Hallelujah

Gold, black, and aquamarine
flanked R.M.S. Philistine
Nickel-Lead-Bronze-Copper-Zinc-Graphene
in place of gasoline

In and around the Atlantic Gyre
rumors trickled down the wire
Dolphins spread the fateful secret well
from April 1912

Papa Smurf surveyed the turf
of raging surf wars and star bores
The Doors all but opposed to
closing old shores

*****

Summoned by a call buried in us all
Yes they were blinded by the light
White Star Line goodnight
navigating constellations
so numerous and bright

Anyone can see what it means to me

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