The First Transgression

by Tunde Olaniran

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V1 Ride the tidal wave until I drown again Forget I'm human I need to breathe You said you just needed a friend I said, "Why even give it a title?" Give it a week, until you give in Can't resist you gotta call me again But I run and hide behind my voicemail When will we learn this won't have a happy end? Hook I'm no good for ya I'm your enemy Say I'll change but You can't believe me If bad is Kryptonite My heart is light green Don't you let me Lie to you; we can't work it out V2 I got twenty-five ways to break your heart But that's the last thing I wanna do Distilled the tree we grew into tar Now everyone can see it on you Know why you do this to yourself? You gotta know by now That this will not mend I always run and hide it should be criminal When will we learn this won't have a happy end? Miz Korona Kryptonite love got my mind in a trance Try to walk away but I just can't advance Man, I don't know what you do to me Your bad ways feel oh so good to me If love is pain, we must be deep Thought I was strong, but with you I'm so weak My heart trapped I don't wanna break free A slave for ya love, handcuff, no key Ya no good for me, yeah I know that Everytime I leave something make me wanna go back Boomerang love, throw away but I come back My friend's say I'm crazy Yes, we both know that I can't hide from the heart that attracts me Green should mean run like a track meet I guess love is a sin Fairytale, very well, no happy end
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04:11
V1 I sat in a room Four walls met me Then they became two Wasn't so different At least then, had something to defend I always thought That I'd control Who I'd become Did everything to escape But now I won't run Hook You're tough, but see this tiger He's gonna be a fighter He'll stand and deliver Save us all from evil He'll be sayin "new way" V2 Second time around Wasn't as hard As the first Did it hurt me less Because I knew That it could be worse Now, muscles ache and wait until they're moment comes Balm will soothe their pain And strength they gain it has begun Hook Bridge I'll be a cuban link
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Installment one in a series of five EPs, The First Transgression delves into the hyper-modern yet lo-fi musical aesthetic Tunde Olaniran has carved out as an artist. Blending dance, electro, hip-hop and rock, the Flint, Michigan native transgresses against the boundaries of pop music. Traveling from the dark club bass of Cobra to the synth-driven anti-love anthem User Manual, Olaniran’s first statement in a longer musical narrative hits hard and keeps the momentum from start to finish. Detroit’s Miz Korona (best known for starring in the Eminem drama 8 Mile) and Berlin’s Chris De Luca lend incomparable talent to the release, which finds parallels with Santigold, Robyn Kraftwerk and Prince.

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released July 15, 2011

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