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I have been working on these tunes for years. Some of them (Easy Street, for instance) go back to the 70's. I recently reconnected with the amazing Frog - Mark T Jordan, currently on tour with Van Morrison - who was one of the original members of the Edison Electric Band. It was truly wonderful to w
 
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Yucatan
Lyrics
when eve saw the apples hanging on the tree of knowledge
red and ripe
she knew she had to take a bite
it made her feel like the queen of the universe
she was 1000 feet tall and she knew it all
and she cleaned out the whole tree before midnight
by sunrise the garden was a different place
the streets were paved
all the flowers were gone and so was all the grass
and eve was out on 42nd street shaking her ass
adam was standin in line down at the mission looking for a meal
or trying to make a deal
and here i am standing on the corner with a pocket full of pebbles and a head full of sand
and if you're on the level and if you can understand
you can hear me whisper "get it right here, it's straight from yucatan"

Yucatan - she waits for me like a snake in the grass
Yucatan - silent and deadly seductive and lightning fast
Yucatan - she can rip your heart out she can take over your mind
Yucatan - she steals my soul and leaves me here to die

temptation rules the night like a voodoo queen with a giant hoover
she sucks me in before i see her
i won't even know she's in the room
one minute i am cruising along
riding high
and the next i am hanging upside down
with eyeballs bulging and lips turning blue
i struggle against the power of her fist but
she has me in her iron grip and she will squeeze until my head explodes
like a balloon at a birthday party
everything i have is gone
all i can hear is her deadly song
her messenger is outside knocking on my door waiting for me to score
and as he hands me the package he offers his pen and says "sign here
the directions are clear, and the package is straight from yucatan".

Yucatan - she waits for me like a snake in the grass
Yucatan - silent and deadly seductive and lightning fast
Yucatan - she can rip your heart out she can take over your mind
Yucatan - she steals my soul and leaves me here to die
Description
Short Song Description:
The perils of temptation are personified in the person/place of Yucatan.
Story Behind the Song:
We've all experienced temptation in some form. I wanted to capture that helpless place where we go when we lose control.
Credits
Lyric Credits: Joshua Rice
Music Credits: Joshua Rice
Producer Credits: Joshua Rice
Publisher Credits: Joshua Rice
Performance Credits: Joshua Rice
Label Credits: Joshua Rice
Metadata
Song Length: 5:09
Primary Genre: Spoken Word-General
Secondary Genre: -
Tempo / Feel: Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Subject Matter 1: Murder, Rape
Mood 1: Disturbed
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later