basement show lyrics – citizen king

this is the place you face the music
i demonstrate an altered state
with the black light shining on the boom box
i rush the show to the underground spot
from p.m. to a.m. you are and i am
choking on smoke below the coliseum

not soft shoe ’cause i wear the new dance
scoping the girls with the shrinky d*nk pants
milk crate steady mic check one two feedback
sh*llac about to break on through

broadcast by a radio station low
downstairs at the bas*m*nt show
downstairs at the bas*m*nt show

well, i mark the x on the party map
a flying v peavy sonic attack
the cops are here if you believe the rap
take a five-finger deal on the silver tap

well, i pull my hat down, i take the stairs down
getting together in with the out crowd
you got the beer, we got the time
so i’m skipping everybody in the bathroom line
robot moves on a wild rumpus
standing up front where the stacks is thumpin’

a broadcast by a radio station low
downstairs at the bas*m*nt show
downstairs at the bas*m*nt show

well, i’m keeping it on going all night long
clearing the six-foot on the front lawn
a bottleneck check your mic marinade
i come late to the masquerade to the sweat box
dirty knee socks and i’m going through the back
when the front door’s locked

a broadcast by a radio station low
downstairs at the bas*m*nt show
downstairs at the bas*m*nt show
downstairs at the bas*m*nt show
downstairs at the bas*m*nt show

/ citizen king lyrics