“This Isn’t TV” Album

This Isnít TV (Introduction Groove) (2:16)

Woooooooooo ooooooh! The time is now and this isnít TV baby!
You see, this isnít TV because
Unlike those lovers you see on soap operas and things of that nature
In life, it doesnít really work out that way.
But really, it isnít TV because the revolution will not be televised.
The revolution will not be brought to you by Coca-Cola.
The revolution will not be brought to you by Budweiser.
The revolution will not be brought to you by Beats Audio
And it sure in the hell wonít be brought to you by
Lilí Hamburger and Young Sampler either, nope!
The revolution will be brought to you by the groove.

And whoís supplying the groove you might ask? Lord Gord baby! And The Posse.
So wherever you are just give the band a round of applause
because they sound so wonderful right now.
But band, hit me, nine times!

I hear a ticking somewhere off in the distance. What time is it?
Itís time for you button pushers to retire!
The days of Lilí Hamburger and Young Sampler are gone.
The revolution is here and weíre groovier than an earthworm named James.
So Iím going to let the band keep playing and Iím going to get out of here.

© 2016 Sir Gordon Patrick Music (ASCAP)
Written by Gordon ďLord GordĒ Tillett Jr.
From the album This Isnít TV.

Leave My Curl Alone (3:17)

One, two, three, four!
People will talk about you no matter what you do.
But when youíre cool from the inside out
Those are things you just donít have to worry about.
I donít really care what people say cause
Iím going to get me some women anyway, haha!

Iím fresh out the hair shop, my curl is tight.
Some brothers just tripping and ready to fight.
Because my hair is long, sometimes I use a comb.
To make my hair hit I throw some moisturizer on.
When I juice my curl, the grease might get on me.
I donít like the hoochies and the Fendi girls donít want me.
Thereís a proven chance that if your top isnít wack
A girl might tell me to step the hell back.
I went to a chick and asked could I be her man.
She looked me in the eyes and said ďI got oneĒ, damn.
Said ďNo broĒ Iíd rather stick to my hubby.
Heís texting me right now and heís telling me he loves me.
Had to talk to her because the girl was looking lovely
But the chick tried to diss and said ďYour hair just disgusts me!Ē

(Chorus)
So leave, leave, leave my curl alone.
You can cut your hair and do anything you choose but just
Leave, leave, leave my curl alone.
You can cut your hair and do anything you choose.

You little clowns canít clown on my hair G.
Way back everybody had a good olí Jheri.
Using that World of Curl, most brothersí hair was just longer than the girls.
And you know, that includes those that were cool, doing their thing in the old-school.
You know, Jimmy Jam to DJ Quik man, everything was legit.
Everything in my neighborhood used to be kickiní, even my momís chicken.
I used to cry when the folks cut my hair but that stopped
When I got took to the curl shop.
Girl donít try to please me, because first you said it was greasy!

(Chorus)

Most brothers in the world just cut that curl.
I donít why, they were cool with a gang of girls.
If a chick ever asked me to get it clipped
Iíd look her dead between her eyes and say ďYou ainít got no sense!Ē
I got grease on the door, bathroom floor, grease everywhere mom canít take it anymore.
Every single night, before I go to bed, I watch cartoons and put a bag on my head.
If it comes off, the juice would get tossed, on my pillowcase and all on my face.
One day if you could see me rolling through the streets
You could see me looking cool never leaning on my seat.
Before I leave the house, you know I juice up.
If I lean back on my seats, Iíd leave them juiced brother!

(Chorus)

So you already understand by now how damn groovy we get.
So Iím going to yíall how we do it, it goes one, two, three, ow!
One more time!

© BMG Rights Management.
Music by Gordon ďLord GordĒ Tillett Jr. Lyrics by Crawford ďHi-CĒ Wilkerson
and Gordon ďLord GordĒ Tillett Jr.
From the album This Isnít TV.

Gonna Have A Baby! (3:18)

(Chorus)
Iím gonna have a baby, Iím gonna have a baby today!
Iím gonna have a baby, for goods we canít pay!
Iím young as hell, donít think very well, hereís what I have in store.
Iím gonna have a baby that I really just canít afford.

When I seen my girl man, I really couldnít resist.
Man you know we had to do the twist.
First we didnít think about the possible repercussions.
Now my womanís got a little something in the oven.
Man, oh man, now Iíve got to feed a baby.
I canít even feed myself and my lady.
Iím a kid, sheís a kid, weíve got one on the way man.

(Chorus)

Gather around people, Iíll tell you the truth.
Weíre going to live under my parentsí roof.
Now my lifeís not about me anymore.
Now Iím asking help from the Lordy Lord.
According to the statistics, my kidís life isnít going to be terrific.
They get more expensive over my time and my kid will probably end up in crime.

(Chorus)

Yo Ray, uh!

(Chorus)

When I seen my girl man, I really couldnít resist.
Man you know we had to do the twist.
First we didnít think about the possible repercussions.
Now my womanís got a little something in the oven.
Man, oh man, now Iíve got to feed a baby.
I canít even feed myself and my lady.
Iím a kid, sheís a kid, weíve got one on the way man.

(Chorus)

Gather around people, Iíll tell you the truth.
Weíre going to live under my parentsí roof.
Now my lifeís not about me anymore.
Now Iím asking help from the Lordy Lord.
According to the statistics, my kidís life isnít going to be terrific.
They get more expensive over my time and my kid will probably end up in crime.

(Chorus)

La, la, la, la, laaaaaaaaaaa!

© 2016 Sir Gordon Patrick Music (ASCAP)
Written by Gordon ďLord GordĒ Tillett Jr. Guitar solo composed by Raymond Hart.
From the album This Isnít TV.

Update From A Young Player (6:42)

Wooooooo ooh! Yeah! I feel mighty fine this evening, and I look mighty fine too.
So Iím going to do, for you guys is, Iím going to testify for a little bit.
Let you know where Iím coming from, from a personal perspective.
Because Iím always observing so let me break it down to you, yeah.
A player like myself is one in a million.
You see brother, you thought you were cool in that 2016.
I pull up in my í77, and it doesnít fit five dimes brother.
It fits 5 11s and they all stand at about 5í11Ē man. He hey! Yeah!
Shoot, you know how I get down. Iím going to keep going with this.
You see, women come and go. And who am I to stop them?
They either donít dig a player or I have to drop them.
Itís how life goes and sheíll find another.
He wonít be me but he may just very well be a sucker.

Because to compromise myself for her? Iím not the brother.
Rest in peace to my brother Prince
But I sure in the hell donít want to be your lover, woman. Nope!
Because over the years, my game has gotten so much tougher.
The reason for that is I just got tired of dealing with the nonsense, you know?
Because I have to deal with things like young tenders my age.
Every time you hang with them they want to put cameras in your face
And tell people where you are and what youíre doing and such.
And if I fell out dead on the floor hanging with them, they wouldnít even call 911 first.
Theyíd pull out their phones, video record me, put me on Snapchat
Share it with all their friends and then maybe, maybe, theyíd call 911.
And a young player would probably be dead by then
So it wouldnít even make a difference.
So when you donít see me frolicking with some of these young tenders out here
Understand, thatís the reason why.

So living in South Central, City of the Angels, you know, I do a lot of activity there.
I see a lot and I hear a lot, you know. Some things I do like but most things I donít.
And hereís one of them. And that is the ubiquitous presence of Little Hamburger.
Everywhere I go, everywhere I drive, I gotta hear that pssssstpspsppsst.
And Iím just like man, I donít want to hear that garbage man.
Whereís the groove? Whereís the funk? You know?
Even if you go to the shoe store, you have to hear that man.
And I donít really buy tennis shoes like that anymore
But when I have to go to the shoe store with somebody and thatís all you hear
Iím like ďDamn it, man!Ē Like, I donít want to be affiliated with these people
Like, I donít want to be connected with that, I donít want to hear that.
But I have to hear everywhere I go so that really makes me really upset.
And speaking on the whole tennis shoes thing man, just how Little Hamburger
And sneakers are so connected, a lot of brothers pay a lot of money for these
Overpriced tennis shoes man.
$300, $400, $500 . And itís like man brother
Youíre just giving Nike so much more of your money.
My brother actually had a pair of Kobeís man, he paid about $200 for them.
He was able to sell them for $1,000 and I had to give him props
Cause thatís a nice little come up, you know?
But my whole thing is brothers just have to stop wasting their money
Because those shoes arenít worth nothing, synthetic plastic shoes
And weíre manipulated, I know, to buy these shoes and
I used to buy them myself, you know?
Nikes and Air Jordans and such but I traded most of them in man
For nice suits and nice Christian Dior shoes and such.
And some of the shoes look awesome man, like Iíll give them that
But if theyíre costing $5-$7 to make and weíre paying all that money for them
Somethingís just not right here.

And my man Powerpuff asked me one day,
He said, ďSince Nike owns Converse, what else do they own?Ē
I said brother, they own the hearts, minds, souls and wallets of young black men
All over the United States of America. Think about that!
Other things I see brothers spending a lot of money on, even little brothers
These little hoverboard things, cost about 3, 4, $500 man.
You can get a bike, a scooter, a skateboard.
Reliable form of transportation, great exercise.
What you gonna pay all that money for a contraption that goes about half a mile an hour?
Like come on, man. Just cause you see Little Hamburger with one
Doesnít mean you should buy one too.
Matter fact, to be successful, why donít you take everything that
Little Hamburger does and do the opposite?
Because thereís like an episode of Seinfeld where
George does the opposite of his instincts and he becomes very successful at what he does.
Maybe thatís what brothers in the neighborhood need to start doing.
Just everything you see Little Hamburger doing, everything you see him wearing
Everything you see him perpetuating, just do the opposite
And maybe youíll be successful. Damn it, I think thatís the lesson of the day.
Anything Little Hamburger does, just do the opposite
Like getting funky with The Lord Gord. And Iím out of here man, he hey!

© 2016 Sir Gordon Patrick Music (ASCAP)
Written by Gordon ďLord GordĒ Tillett Jr.
From the album This Isnít TV.

That Word (4:06)

Woooooooo oooooh!

When Iím in the hood, I hear it amongst my peeps.
When it hits my eardrums it makes a player screech.
Itís a word, so ugly and nasty.
For us to use it, it canít be.

(Bridge)
I want to know when black folks started tripping.
Was it the era of the bell bottoms, New Edition?
Or was it from the racists from years before?
Oh well, shut up! Donít want to hear it no more.
Come on man, stop saying

(Chorus)
That Word! (I hear it amongst each other.)
That Word! (When you talk to me uh, you better say ďmy brotherĒ.)
That Word! (I even hear it amongst other colors.)
That Word! (Making black folks look like suckers.)

Never heard another people using so much slurs.
So carelessly, like saying his or her.
The older folks passed it on to the kids.
Itís some nonsense man, Iíve got to handle this.

(Bridge)

(Chorus)

Horns!

Bass!

Yeah. Alright, this is what weíre going to do right here.
Weíre going to keep grooving everybody.
And then uh, yíall gonna start clapping and Iím going to sing this line.
And yíall need to copy what Iím singing so one the one
Everything cut out come on yíall, it goes

Hey boy, donít call me that!
(Repeat until end)

© 2016 Sir Gordon Patrick Music (ASCAP)
Written by Gordon ďLord GordĒ Tillett Jr.
From the album This Isnít TV.

Tender Lover Until I Die (2:53)

(Chorus)
Old friends sometime join the other side but
You know me, tender lover until I die.
And old friends sometime join the other side but
You know me, tender lover until I die.

In this thing called love, you play to survive.
I guess Iím like Garfield because I have nine lives.
When I see a young tender, I canít refuse
Because I dealt with another that was oh so rude.
Give it to me, uh!

(Chorus)

I knew a woman, she was mighty fine.
Itís The Lord Gord baby so I had to make her mine.
I got to know her, she was so damn sexy.
But she wasnít Rose Royce so uh, she didnít want to get next to me. Uh!

(Chorus)

When it comes to finding young tenders I donít need any help.
I donít want nobody to go get them, I can go get them myself.
A lot of brothers these days, theyíre going online but
These women be lying brother, I stay grassroots with mine. And!

(Chorus until fade)

© 2016 Sir Gordon Patrick Music (ASCAP)
Written by Gordon ďLord GordĒ Tillett Jr.
From the album This Isnít TV.

Vexed (4:19)

Itís The Lord Gord with the funk on the set
About to kick something that makes them all vexed.
These women talking about how they want a real man
Look them up and down thereís nothing about them real man.
Hair extensions, photoshopped pictures, they wonder why their self-esteem isnít bigger.
Nails fake, eye lashes too, talking about how they want a real dude.
Donít even like yourself, expecting that from someone else.
Woo! You better get a grip, donít look at me for no complements. Look out!

(Chorus)
Heís vexed, heís vexed, heís vexed. Heís vexed, heís vexed, heís vexed. (x4)

You text your girl, she doesnít text back and then she asks, ďWhere you been at?Ē Huh?
Iíve been handling business, didnít text back you didnít seem to have interest.
Donít flip the script or get political with me because you didnít hit me on the digital.
But guess what? Iíve got something smooth for the funk, here it is.
Baby when I was with you, there was nothing I couldnít do.
Then you left me like a lonely child.
Youíre with another man running wild.
Does that sound like you brother? Sorry to say but youíre a sucker.
I used to let it ruin me, now I ask who is she?
I donít even know that broad, now fellas sing the song. Come on!

(Chorus)

Now brothers, how yíall feeling? (Good!)
Brothers, how yíall feeling? (Good!)
Good. Hey drums, Iím going to have everybody else clear out
And youíre going to give us something.
On the one, right here!

Bass!

Yeah, weíre cooking up something good tonight.
Everybodyís going to want a taste of this gumbo, you know what Iím talking about?
Hey brothers, youíre going to sing the chorus on the one come in, right here.

Heís vexed, heís vexed, heís vexed. Heís vexed, heís vexed, heís vexed.
Heís vexed, heís vexed, heís vexed. Heís vexed, heís vexed, heís vexed.

Alright yíall quit that. I have something new for you.
It goes a little something like this. Here it is.
When it comes to giving freaks a chance, Lord Gordy Gord is not your man, sing it!

When it comes to giving freaks a chance, Lord Gordy Gord is not your man!

Alright you can quit. That sounds good. What weíre going to do, weíre going to go
To the verse part, horns going to play the organ part, yíall going to sing.
Itís going to come together real nice, you know what Iím talking about.
One the one, here it is!

When it comes to giving freaks a chance, Lord Gordy Gord is not your man! (x5)

Quit!

© 2016 Sir Gordon Patrick Music (ASCAP)
Written by Gordon ďLord GordĒ Tillett Jr. Drum solo composed by Allan Ritter.
Organ solo composed by John Rosenberg.
From the album This Isnít TV.