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released April 20, 2015

All tracks written and arranged by Floco Torres
All tracks produced by Shawty Slim
Drums on "Stars That Shine" by Infinite Quest (a.p.c.q)
Bass on "Wanna Be" by Floco Torres
All tracks recorded, mixed & mastered by Rob Evans at Star Motel Studios in Macon Ga.
Executive producers: Floco Torres & Ronshad Berry

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Floco Torres Akron, Ohio

Floco (pronounced Flock-o) Torres knows a thing or two about starting over. 21 projects deep into his career as a solo recording artist, he has envisioned and revisioned his creative expression countless times and with this adaptive style he has gained a steady following for his hip-hop-meets-alternative rock style.- Nicole Baumann ... more

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Track Name: How Long
How long before my time to get on?
I've done hundreds of shows and like 600 songs
I've been on stage with a Rolling Stone
The city say that I'm the closest since Otis but that close ain't close enough
That's like saying ya flows is dope but they ain't dope enough
I'm try a get this bread and you ain't toast enough
My glass has been in the air but I see no one else's up
If you was in the room I bet our elbows touched
And you introduced ya date like I ain't know she sluts
She gave a big smile and we hugged
He asked if if we knew each other and

How Long

Don't make me slap the enjoyment of taste
Outta ya face
Take some days off stay in a place
When I left the state back in 2008
Dude worked at Ikea I know ya man's I seent ya
Now he talkin like he been movin weight on the corner
You couldn't shed pounds in a sauna
Go head & play with these Kats around me if ya wanna
They'll kill you & shoot a Bird at ya honor
In ya honor/Then make a song about it
And they still ain't found ya body in...

How Long
Track Name: Wanna Be
I wanna be the greatest that ever did it
Or better yet I wanna be the greatest Floco Torres that ever lived
I wanna do the things that kings have never did
My expectations are higher than the falsetto on Jamaal Lyon
I been building an empire & it goes to show
That the overnight success ain't the way to go
And I ain't tryna steal Drake flow
But it ain't good when I'm running through the city with my woes
I been stressing
I'm looking at the sky hoping that I get a blessing
God sent a text but I didn't get the message
You Prolly wonder why he did at all
But sometimes you gotta reach folks right where they are
And he Prolly know I ain't gettin service at all
I'm just sitting in the pew & I'm staring at the wall
Then the preacher said the journey is for you & you only
Look to ya left or your right & tell ya homie that

Now I'm qtryna make it to the glory
It isn't your fault if you don't stay

I wanted to be an open heart surgeon like Charles Drew
Then I picked up a pen, Ma look what I drew
Then I read a news story that wasn't right
Then I wanted the world to read things I write
Then I heard a biggie song & I like rap
First time on stage & everybody clapped
When they ask what I wanna be I point & say I wanna be that
I wanna be that I wanna be

I wanna be great, even if I'm not discovered
I want my name to ring bells like the bride is coming
Last verse folks Prolly thought I died or something
but My...watch been fuckin cause my time is comin
And I can feel it, feel it in my spirit
You see it in my walk & the tv tryna kill it
the magazines too
But if I don't just take responsibility I guess then I'm just like you
Could blame it on the shoulder blade she stuck a knife through
Or blame it on the shows that they wouldn't come to
I've seemed to make it out unscathed to some praising reviews
so Imma turn the blame into gratitude
Thank you to my Ma cause she showed me how to love
Thanks to my pops cause he taught me how to hustle
They hated the Messiah everybody ain't gon love you
It ain't for popularity it ain't for the money I just told my baby

now I'm tryna make it to the glory
It isn't your fault, if you don't stay

I wanted to be an open heart surgeon like Charles Drew
Then I picked up a pen, Ma look what I drew
Then I read a news story that wasn't right
Then I wanted the world to read things I write
Then I heard a biggie song & I like rap
First time on stage & everybody clapped
When they ask what I wanna be I point & say I wanna be that
I wanna be that I wanna be

I wanna be better than my idols
I wanna be a headache for my rivals
And you all outta excedrin
I wanna be the exception to the rule
They got it roped off but I still get through
You out in the lobby I'm lobbying for position
I wanna be the reason you don't even get the mention
I wanna be the reason that my friends go farther
I wanna make a point, like making ya sixth man ya starter
Back then my first step was awkward
I had one foot out like a jab step on a guard
These days I'm thinking less cautious
Bars harder than a crease over doc martins
This is that corner office flow
This when Gekko told Ollie that he wanted every or-face flowing
This ain't corporate tho
My abs are good the core is hope
Its crunch time I'm tryna be more than dope

now I'm tryna make it to the glory
It isn't your fault, if you don't stay

I wanted to be an open heart surgeon like Charles Drew
Then I picked up a pen, Ma look what I drew
Then I read a news story that wasn't right
Then I wanted the world to read things I write
Then I heard a biggie song & I like rap
First time on stage & everybody clapped
When they ask what I wanna be I point & say I wanna be that
I wanna be that I wanna be
Track Name: Keep It Movin
Wise words from Uncle San when he took me off the street
I was working 2 jobs barely making ends meat
Then work was getting slow they cut my tips off
I'm feeling No Way Out like Vince McMahon & Eric Bischoff
Before they started singing it ain't nothin that cut that bitch off
I ain't have a girl to get sick of
Kept getting calls I didn't pick up
Sleeping a in a lot with a Caldor & two pickups
I couldn't sit up
Ain't really have music it wasn't what I dream of
The first thing to talk about but last thing I think of
Count my last couple of ones
And realize I'm not scheduled again till the first of the month
And just when I thought it was over I blinked once
Then Unc pulled me outta the car & said son
Don't you ever let it get to this point ya understand me?
No matter where you go I guarantee you got family
Don't hesitate if you need some help
And if you can't get that look inside yaself

Moving with the law of inertia
Took a while to learn that but we all ain't perfect
And we all ain't perser
veering in directions that we all might worship
We all might curse but
That don't mean your profanity is more profane
The grass might be greener but it's still on both sides of the gate
That's the opposite of flacid
Who's causing who's havoc like you swear you don't know who mobb deep is
I don't blame you that was back in 9-6
And now we gotta whole New generation of kids
Trust I ain't tryna fall out boy....Pete Wentz
I'm just tryna define my peacefulness
Like a cop eating donuts/Peace. Full. Ness.
You didn't get that look inside yaself

I keep thinking back on all the No's I got
Remember when Freeway said the flow don't stop
Need money like Castro the dough don't stop
Homie you get what you ask for bullets or bars
Those the main two options when you get out the car
In Millbrook Rittenhouse or Twin Hills Park
They told em play ball & the scouts might want him
He ain't notice that even the rims got chains on em
So now I'm thinking back to the nose I got
And how the label can't sell me cause I'm not a heartthrob
You start to notice that they never gave us a shot
And we gotta stick together cause we all we got
So don't hesitate fam if you need some help
But if ya can't get that look inside yaself
Track Name: High
I used to wonder why we'd even have dreams for
Till I start seeing things I wanted off my Dreamboard
They said my path was tailor made I didn't seam sure
Tryna swim through the high waters like my seams short
Answer my best friends calls & I would seem short
I'm only focused on what lens me inspiration
You send me invites I'm sorry I can't make it
A wise man told me every dog has his day
And when they call Ya number better come & get ya plate
It's Kats more hungry if you wait
It's hard to go on dates but bae don't get upset about it
I'll pull some strings sweetheart don't even fret about it
I've got our tickets reserved we can catch a meal after
Member when we used to have to sit up in the rafters
Now we courtside & this doesn't feel real but I like the way it feels


So if you dig what you hearing then let me know
From the back to the front row get them hands up High

I used to wonder why we'd even have dreams for
Till I start seeing things I wanted on my dreamboard
Yea, I wasn't really sure what I was becoming
Drinking pbrs on empty stomachs
They say when you in Rome you should do what the Romans do
That ain't get me nowhere near what I really wanted to do
Sorry if this friendship is over/Shed you a tear assemble a team proceed to build a bridge & get over
Shoutout to everybody that tried to get over
I love you like a cousin that's never invited over
Ha! You know the type
Sending you invites
But still can't spell ya name right
And never mind the girls that you seen me wit
You notice you ain't heard about her since we split
I kid
If that's considered childish then it is what it is because I like the way it feels

So if you dig what you hearing then let me know
From the back to the front row get them hands up High

Bout to spend all of my money on plane tickets
Bout to switch time zones since all of my friends say I changed
Walking back to coach feeling shame
Looked up to a pretty flight attendant addressing me by my name
Cause she likes the music I give my thanks
Now this old guy next to me pretending to like rap
And a friend at his office that's black
And all I'm thinking bout is breaking up with my girlfriend when I'm back
And wondering if Imma miss it
It's strange but through this whole thought process I seem to be weirdly optimistic
The guys still talkin and I'm trying to listen
I would get a window seat next to a pediatrician
At the same time I wouldn't trade a second at all
Its crumbs on the floor from chips cause I'm letting em fall
We prepare for takeoff so I sit back and chill

So if you dig what you hearing then let me know
From the back to the front row get them hands up High
Track Name: Stars That Shine
That's why I've called you over on such short notice
It's been a couple of months and I'm starting to notice
That these tendencies ain't good for the long run
We're not attached so before you get used to me
She cut me off then she said you've been using me
I felt insulted
To use somebody is to at one point actually have em at your disposal
Today I felt like I had to beg you to come over
But I don't wanna fight
She said & you don't wanna fight for us
Ya music is the only thing important
Ya insecurities they make you boring
Now I'm pissed off even more
I tell her that it makes for good recording
So we can sit here & go back & forth or you can tell me what you're asking for
Then she told me another chance
Then she walked over & hit the light
She opened her coat & the pearls around neck had a glow that was

Bright as the stars that shine
Dark as the sky
I know this love of mine
It will never die

I could feel the heat coming off us
So many things running through my mind & when I look into her eyes
I see Cruel Intentions like before Sebastian died
I knew who she was before she walked into my life
And I keep her around just for the thrill of it
You know she keeps me around because a deals coming
We just playing ourselves like the start screen
If I lead her through this transformation will she turn into a starscream
And now I'm back to being selfish
Back to my own pessimism I couldn't help it
I wake up with my back to her I turn over and she's already dressed
She said it's for the best
She said I'm an amazing guy
But she just doesn't think she can fit into my life
She knows that I'm headed to these dreams of mine & one day she can say that she knew that I'd end up being

Bright as the stars that shine
Dark as the sky
I know this love of mine
It will never die

And she left & I let her
I wanted to go get her
But part of me feels like she'll walk back in and say this is a mistake can't we work this out
It's official I've watched too many sitcoms now
Fool me once it's shame on you
Fool me twice and it ain't on you
It's two sides it just ain't on you
To be honest before we got in it I was ready to pull out like I came on you
My minds in India & her thoughts are on the flight
We both wasting each others time this isn't right
Uh, I can't see em coming down my eyes
So I gotta let this song cry
Cause I know how this goes
You tell ya friends I'm an asshole
You might smash a homie I know
And one day we'll cross paths on the street & have to awkwardly meet
You'll be with a regular Joe I'll be with another girl that's tryna be

Bright as the stars that shine
Dark as the sky
I know this love of mine
It will never die
Track Name: Skylight
Lately I been burning the candle at both of ends of the stick
So what I say on wax is really startin to hold
Behind on a laundry list of task
I feel like I'm really starting to fold
I gotta get it together like a last minute show
You either save as a draft or compose
You can just complain about the draft or go put on a coat
I'm tired of getting wet & then catching a cold when the

Rain comes down
It just shows who you are
So let's gaze at the stars
As we wait for the sky to fall
As we wait for the skylight

I have to remind myself that hard times shouldn't break you
And bad relationships can't date you
It's all about the way you make ya through
I ain't tryna preach to you I'm just saying that I'm just like you
I've seen some bright days and some dark knights
And the latter I've seen make a loyal Christian Bale on their faith
This world is hungry I ain't tryna be its prey
So father forgive me if I forget to
I'm still thankful for the food
And this roof/And the booth
I'm thankful when I wake up after seeing the moon
It's time to make a men's like you're raising two sons
If they're both bright then Ya job is done

Rain comes down
It just shows who you are
So let's gaze at the stars
As we wait for the sky to fall
As we wait for the skylight

Over the past couple days I been falling asleep with all the lights on
Face stuck to the pen & this notepad that I write on
Can't even ball a fist like right on
I pic the moments I can shed light on
Tell Rob to turn the Mic on
They rushing for the first and I'm reaching for the pylon
I'm tryna break the plane like trips delayed
Getting better at rolling with the jabs I been handed
I keep sticking and dancin
It's possible that Ali might of ruined us
Sometimes we speak before we see what's really true in us
Too many truants in the game
Complain about the draft or go put on a coat
I'm tired of getting wet and then catching a cold when the

Rain comes down
It just shows who you are
So let's gaze at the stars
As we wait for the sky to fall
As we wait for the skylight
Track Name: Outro
They ask me where you goin
I say somewhere far from here
It's too bright you can't even see stars from here
And I'm really feelin like the only star in here
Next to my dude (Shawty Slim sample)
I've got big dreams & he said so what we all do
I'm offended that you thinking that I dream like you
But I'm sleep tho I metaphorically speak
I been up Pitching New ideas with no relief
We been tryna find the curve & stay ahead of it
I go to my producers for a hit & they float it like when Henry came in for Chet Steadman
My home run of shows gon be Epic
I swing for the exits
Tryna put the ball with the Jetsons
Tryna get to the ball in the bubble Lexus
Get out the car in the middle of ya hood & talk reckless
It's like I gotta death wish
If I don't call ya bluff Imma text it
And my hood girl told me earlier this verse bout nethin
What? That's how she talks
She's sitting at my coffee table rolling a blunt
Tryna tell me idk what I want
It seems like the people You know the least got the most to say about you
The ones hating most wanna be the closest round you
Rather than tryna tell me how everything should go
You should chill & try to enjoy the motherfuckin show
Worried bout celebs & if your bartenders racist
We still don't know what happened to the plane from Malaysia
It's hard everyone is laughing in the room except for you
Everything can't be socially acceptable
They like Floco why he getting on ahead of you
You can't sweat it if they strapped in before ya
His seat my be closer but that means his rides shorter & we all end up at the end watching the recorder
So I'll never have to forge a rapport
Or a chord
To convince you to endorse or support
I'm just staying the course like I'm following the meal structure
You know it's real when ya meals covered
When ya names on card that's in front of your plate
And they don't pull the covers off until we've had a toast
I'm talkin Carmines on west 44th
My pop took me there in 94
Taught me table etiquette taught me the difference between forks
It's half who you are & what you can afford
It's not where ya from its where you making noise
It's not who ya friends are who do avoid
Who to bring along and who to disappoint
Kneel for ya safety or try to make points
You kneeling for a payday or kneeling for fun
I string some along & some I lace once
Before you judge give a firm synopsis
I've seen some hard bottoms & compared you're prolly a pair of those floral foamposites
The moral of the story is I'm not like yall
And I don't like yall