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RANDOM RECIPE
DISTRACTIONS

All songs written, composed and arranged by RANDOM RECIPE (Fabrizia Di Fruscia, Frannie Holder and Liu-Kong Ha) except:
"Hearts in Pain" (composed by Random Recipe and Marie-Pierre Arthur / written by Random Recipe and Ladybug Mecca), "Out of the Sky" (composed by Random Recipe and Marie-Pierre Arthur), "MMXVIII" (composed by Random Recipe and Marie-Pierre Arthur / written by Random Recipe, Giselle Numba One, Heartstreets and Tali Taliwah), "Hey Boy" (written by Random Recipe and Sunny Moonshine), "Strawberry Daiquiri" (composed by Random Recipe & Marie-Pierre Arthur) and "ANXT" (composed by Random Recipe, Philippe Brault and Marie-Hélène L. Delorme)

Recorded at Treatment Room (Montreal)
Produced by Philippe Brault and Marie-Hélène L. Delorme
Sound engineered by Philippe Brault
Additional sound engineering by Ghyslain-Luc Lavigne
Mixed by Sébastien Blais-Montpetit
Mastered by Emily Lazar at The Lodge, assisted by Chris Allgood

Fab: vocals, steel drum
Frannie Holder: vocals, electric guitar, omnichord
Liu-Kong Ha: drums, percussions

Guest musicians:
Marie-Pierre Arthur (bass on "Strawberry Daiquiri", "Hearts in Pain", "MMXVIII" and "This Mess")
Lisa Iwanycki (keyboards on "This Mess")
and
Rhonda Smith (bass on "Out of the Sky" and "Fight the Feeling")

Art direction and graphic design by Élise Cropsal
Cover photo by Gabrielle Sykes
Fruit sculpture by Mia Bureau

Management: Sonia Cesaratto

This project is funded in part by FACTOR, the Government of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters.
Ce projet est financé en partie par FACTOR, le gouvernement du Canada et les radiodiffuseurs privés du Canada.

La création de cette oeuvre a été rendue possible grâce à l’appui financier du Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.

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Track Name: Fight the Feeling
FIGHT THE FEELING
(Random Recipe)

i can't fight the feeling
you know the one when
you've got that something
that i have always wanted
i can't fight this feeling
you know the one when
you've got that someone
that i have always wanted

Words that you say, things that you do
A part of me is envying you
Lately
I’ve been obsessed, with your ways, they’re so special
You’ve got this touch, this magic in you
Guess I
Really can't get enough,
Never can't get enough,
No can’t get enough right now
I can’t get enough

i can't fight the feeling
you know the one when
you've got that something
that i have always wanted
i can't fight the feeling
you know the one when
you've got that someone
that i have always wanted

Now that I’ve said, these things to you
Will you even notice there’s a shine in you
maybe
You’re like a magnet but you can’t feel attraction
You don’t care about attention it’s your secret weapon
Guess I
Really can't get enough,
Never can't get enough,
No can’t get enough right now
I can’t get enough

you vivify like a fruitfly
you give to the forgotten each a 2nd life
people call it rotten you say funghi
man i wish i had a pair of those eyes
my dad told me "fab, at least you're not blind!
look at the grass it's green on this side eh!"
you know you want it
but you don't need it
and all that extra
it's all greed eh!
i wanted to say
i like things my way
but bae i wont lie i feel envy inside and it's so hard to hide
ya this ain't my style
like faking a smile
i'm happy to meet you
i'm happy to greet you
but i just wanna be you

i can't fight the feeling
you know the one when
you've got that something
that i have always wanted
i can't fight the feeling
you know the one when
you've got that someone
that i have always wanted
Track Name: MMXVIII (featuring Giselle Numba One, Heartstreets & Tali Taliwah)
MMXVIII featuring Giselle Numba One, Heartstreets & Tali Taliwah
(Lyrics: Random Recipe, Giselle Numba One, Heartsteets, Tali Taliwah /
Music: Random Recipe and Marie-Pierre Arthur)

Oh, what a dream it’s been
Who, who would’ve thought we’d be
Standing here
After all these years
Strong but humble despite our fears
Despite all our tears
This song carry’s a smile

3 brains 3 vibes
1 livin' in the day, 2 livin' at night (with a)
plan to conquer the world
tough for an asian & 2 front girls (but a)
shining star lit us right
took us on a path that wasn't quite our type ('til we)
freestyled in the street
GiselleNumbaOne walked passed our beat like
-"what’s up ladies! Gotta come do this in a bar full of peeps, once you all sing their knees will get weak, gonna slay everyone at RAP MAUDIT"-
uh
Franster got hyped
grabbed me by the hand as we began to write
Lack of Sleep cuz we rhymed all night
Candy on our Lips and Something On Our Minds
joints in our mouths and chairs reclined
making your heads turn quicker than a dime
never on time but young & primed
killed that open mic yeag We Saw the Sign

hot steppin, we were youngin'
we would poke and toke and joke
but we would listen
we were missin'
cuz we were livin'
but we would catch it up on stage
we were rippin'
& u sippin', we trippin'
singing in your face Say My Name in the kitchen
thinkin' about the next place we cravin' to be pimpin'
she thinkin' about the waitress, all the love she tippin'
before you knew it, mom was flippin'
seeing my face in toilet cabins while she pissin'
my daughters a poet, get her up on Ellen
But we were just starters like prosciutto & melon
thank heaven, she chillin'
chillin', chillin' like a villain
Women with a vision Liu Kong babysittin' thinking
we the type of trio to be spinning from your ceiling fan
ceiling, ceiling, Celine Martinez
I'm passin' down the flame
little sistas can you feel it?

Yes we can yes we can
We can feel it and
Understand that youth is just a feeling
And here we stand
Heartstreets for the love of it

Always thought we’d stop when we’d become adults
Hard to visualize being a mother caught up in this lifestyle misunderstood
"wow you’re style is so good why aren’t you trying in hollywood"
Dude, all we need for our lives to be good; feeling inspired and making you dance, family, friends and stage to pretend
We still kids inside this inner youth we defend.
Now we addicts can’t lie, the magical smiles of masses' madness it'll get you high
Nah, I’m hooked I can’t lie this drug is my life now who would deny this fine line of work now
Trust me now baby it ain’t so easy far from home and from the ones you love now
Hotels are cheap, so little sleep, 2 watches on my sleeves coz I’m always flying
Drinking and all, giving it all, night after night coz they paid to see you
So we play and miss you, hate to kiss you night after night on a screen or Facebook
So I stop and think of the ladies MC mothers with families, tell me please Tali jeez,
How you do it lady how you do it baby how you do it
Track Name: Hearts in Pain (featuring Ladybug Mecca)
HEARTS IN PAIN featuring Ladybug Mecca
(Lyrics: Random Recipe and Ladybug Mecca / Music: Random Recipe and Marie-Pierre Arthur)

Hearts in pain
Hopes in vain
Our love was just a lie
Yeah our love was just a lie
We played a game
And lost our way
Our story was divine but those days are over
Fast pace
Empty chase
Our love was just a lie
Yeah our love was just a lie
The coast is clear
So dry your tears
And trust we’ll be okay

(Fab rap)
feeling like your heart's in pain
feeling like you cried yourself to sleep again
holding in your words 'cuz you afraid they'll hurt them
but holding in the worst has got you sufferin'
the worst has got you sufferin'

so why the fuck you keep in it?
why you only talk when all the lights are dimmed
you're mask is on but we could still all hear you breathing
and seeing is believing so let's see your face
no cheatin' girl let’s see your face

so trust yourself and then you'll trust us
and build your wealth on billing all the crooks
who judge rough
find a space that's safe
& you ain't feelin hand cuffed
and magically your sesame will open up
so take a knee don't cover up

(chorus)
you will never stand alone
surrounded by these trustful faces
all you really gotta know
is truth will bring you to far more places

Hearts in pain
Hopes in vain
Our love was just a lie
We played a game
And lost our way
Our story was divine but those days are over
Fast pace
Empty chase
Our love was just a lie
Yeah our love was just a lie
The coast is clear
Dry your tears
And trust we’ll be okay

twice I let you inside
nice with it, I fell for
said you knew the faults in you
yet your selfish claimed more
but still I empathized
we all deal with tribs and trials
dime-piece want peace
It’s so bittersweet
into the bliss you hurt where it hits
truth ain’t better if hid
like pistols grazed just missed
flesh wound fresh viva la tricks
but you want better than this
holdin out for the day you’ll see
your safe with me
when we didn’t care like hands in the air
we didn’t care like hands in the air

you will never stand alone
surrounded by these trustful faces
all you really gotta know
is truth will bring you to far more places
breathe it in and let it go
love out you will reach a nation
easy comes and easy goes
so does pain so please be patient

Hearts in pain
Hopes in vain
Our love was just a lie
The coast is clear
Dry your tears
And trust we’ll be okay
Track Name: Strawberry Daiquiri
STRAWBERRY DAIQUIRI
(Lyrics: Random Recipe / Music: Random Recipe and Marie-Pierre Arthur)

It’s taking me
Taking me
Taking me so long
To finally finally
Move, move along
I can see I can see
I’m better on my own
Yet I’m still hopelessly hopelessly
At times holding on

Your jealousy, jealousy
Was a thing that just went on
And you would carelessly carelessly
Kiss me when you’d wronged
But you’re like a drug to me, drug to me
Can’t seem to carry on
When you took a little piece of me, piece of me
Got stuck with a broken heart

Say are you ever gonna love
Ever gonna love again
Bet you can’t get enough
Oh oh oh
Say, if you ever wanna love
Really wanna love again
Baby I’ma wish you luck
Oh oh oh

How many nights should i cry
Tears should i wipe
Hiw many fights do i fight
Before giving it up yo
Before giving you up yo
All of this passion is real
It shocks like an eel
But how many cards should i deal
Before calling it quits yo
I'm about to throw in the mitts yo
But can you put out a burnin' flame
Fry this love with some oil in a burnin' pan
Pacin' back and forth
Am i going or stayin?
But i can handle it cuz b*tch has got game
Ya i'm sayin'
I'm addicted to this pain
Melty like white chocolate under the rain
Can't get enough of it like Barry White's fame
But never ever say "never" to love again

Say are you ever gonna love
Ever gonna love again
Bet you can’t get enough
Oh oh oh

Say, if you ever wanna love
Really wanna love again
Baby I’ma wish you luck
Oh oh oh
Track Name: Hey Boy (featuring Sunny Moonshine)
HEY BOY featuring Sunny Moonshine
(Lyrics: Random Recipe and Sunny Moonshine / Music : Random Recipe)

I’ve been hearing ‘bout chicks sucking dicks and shit since I was six years old
On TV, magazines in movies all generating bricks of gold
Kindergarten age, too young to gauge, how much was staged of all the sex they showed
I think it’s sage to turn a page on the golden age of the way our body's sold
"bitch gotta show tits and if you really wanna lover better blow dicks,”
I’m not an ornament, I’m a monument, like the woman on freaking 20 dollar bill,
so honor it, and it really kills me that you think I’d ever wanna be a princess not even a queen,
and I guess I’ve ever since then hated Halloween, boy you ready for a glimpse of society I dream of

Hey boy,
better wipe that grin off your face if you
Wanna make sure,
that I keep a place safe for you in this
dream world,
where a pendulum swings and reverses things making
This grand world not a man’s world anymore

liar liar
pants on fire
you know you ain't looking good
shit!
you might as well get fired
we kinda tired
feeling uninspired
penny wishin' roles be flippin'
we'd be admired
so move aside
time to take a hike
put an end to this world
forever runned by guys
surrender to your stife
see it through her eyes
things will not get worse if you just let us ladies rise
Yeah
after all, we do give you life
it's been 10 million days n nights
it's time to share these rights
then on each other we'll rely
and we'll combine
the coolest shit you've ever seen in order to survive

You don’t like the smell of bras burning
We don’t like you selling short our earnings
You don’t like our body hair growing
We don’t like your creepy ass groping
You can hold the door as we march through
Or you can be doormat we’ll march over you
Don’t try to lock the door n lock us in though
Coz we can always flo through the window

Hey boy,
better wipe that grin off your face if you
Wanna make sure,
that I keep a place safe for you in this
dream world,
where a pendulum swings and reverses things making
This grand world not a man’s world anymore

You don't believe I'm really gonna kill it
I spell it out and slow it down for ignorance
So tired of you acting like I don't belong
I've had enough pretending like
Surrendering like there's nothing wrong

(I've had enough pretending like there's nothing wrong
Said I know I'm tough, now you're acting like I don't belong)

So I call your bluff
Say "it's so funny why's she got a thorn in her side"
Soon as I play rough
"like Sun, like Sun you know I always been on your side"

I don't wanna have to prove it
I don't mind you keep on snoozin'
Track Name: This Mess
THIS MESS
(Random Recipe)

I'm not into the way you act
I dont even want you to call me back
You're pushin' it pushin' it way too far
I guess i gotta find my own new start
I think you fucked up wow
You had to mess it up real good somehow
Don’t snap your fingers at me like that
That's how you'll get us on your back

Say it say it say it
I can't fight you alone
You cuttin' all of my bridges
My brothers & all my sisters
You stealin' all of their fridges
Snap!
(yo) let me go don't even try to hold me back

I think you're good
I think you’re good
If you find your way out
If you find your way out
Of this mess

Your shit ain't going right
Heaven says you missed your flight
See I didn't finish 1st in class
But I wasn't last
I'd participate, share my plate
Team player, never hated
Until i met you
You, you got me so confused
I thought us humans we're on the right track
But you(z) about to give us all a fuckin' heart attack

Say it say it say it
I can't fight you alone
You cuttin' all of my bridges
My brothers & all my sisters
You stealin' all of their fridges
Snap!
(yo) let me go don't even try to hold me back
You think you're coolin' for schoolin'
You changin' all of our books
Call me f-foolin for stoolin'
You should be changing your looks
s-s-s-stealing is cheating so why cant we all share?
and find a prettier pair

I think you're good
I think youre good
If you find your way out
If you find your way out
Of this mess
Track Name: ANXT
ANXT
(Lyrics: Random Recipe / Music: Random Recipe, Philippe Brault and Marie-Hélène L. Delorme)

Mercy lord have mercy, up in your head
Worst it’s getting worst, up in your head
Mercy lord have mercy, up in your head
Worst it’s getting worst, up in your head

Every day you praying for better world now
But every day rain snowing on your fur like
under weather, keep your head above the water
it’s in the bucket don’t kick the bucket

every day you gain dimes in you pocket
but every day same thang on your docket
every day pain saying kick the bucket now
kick the bucket (don’t) kick the bucket

Backpack full of soon forgotten memories
Flashbacks singing kissing naked in the streets
Amtrak freaking messing up the melody
I say fuck it now kick the bucket now

Cutbacks in the fun at my fiesta
Loto Max-Otto I forgot the extra
Got taxed coz of mulla under mesa
I say fuck it now kick the bucket now

Dale tu cuelpo
eso no dembow
toma este beat como tu medicamento
una pastilla, da maravillas
despues tus pompas chocarán
con mis rodillas

salta salta
que las vitaminas se propagan
agua agua
pa' que tu ritmo nunca se apaga

Mercy lord have mercy, up in your head
Worst it’s getting worst, up in your head
Mercy lord have mercy, up in your head
Worst it’s getting worst, up in your head
Gauthier Mel a Gauthier, up in your head
Rousseau Fred a Rousseau, up in your head
Track Name: Out of the Sky
OUT OF THE SKY
(Lyrics: Random Recipe / Music : Random Recipe and Marie-Pierre Arthur)

She takes the sidewalk you walk on, and turns it into a stage
Just like a catwalk to walk on, these streets are calling her name
Night socialite under neons, her light is bright like the day
Coz she takes the sidewalk you walk on, and turns it into a stage

Can’t fit her into a box no, she has no color, shape
Dressed like a goddess she flawless, pulls off a turtleneck
She dances moves that are new to you, she’s like a discotheque
Can’t fit her into a box no, she’d turn it into a stage

She said

Damn, gimme fireworks so I can admire
Up in the sky, up in the sky

Bam, like a rocket flying higher and higher
Out of the sky, out of the sky

Damn, gimme fireworks so I can admire
Up in the sky, up in the sky

Bam, like a rocket flying higher and higher
Out of the sky, out of the sky


I told myself once
I told myself twice
Fitting in a little box don't make me feel right
Being labeled under rock don't make me feel light
Bam bam baby
Book me on the next flight
My cameleon game's
Under cameleon rain
You just make me wanna drain
All my name tags
I gag & gag at your closed minds
& I burn the baggies of your blurred lines
So we tell you once cuz we being nice
And i tell you twice to your eyes
See the tides we ride don't devide us
They just keepin' the vibe so alive
Fresh ideas, breeze through the trees/trees
Seb Oak has his name dropped for life/life
Will Kelly in 20-18 got his, karaoke rapper's delight!

Damn, gimme fireworks so I can admire
Up in the sky, up in the sky

Bam, like a rocket flying higher and higher
Out of the sky, out of the sky

Damn, gimme fireworks so I can admire
Up in the sky, up in the sky

Bam, like a rocket flying higher and higher
Out of the sky, out of the sky