NQuit

NQuit

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A label, a group, a production company, a few friends who are artists (or artists who are friends?) who've gotten together to present various configurations and projects. Headed by Aaron Trumm, who is also the main act.

Biography

Created by singer/performance poet/rapper/producer Aaron Trumm, NQuit has existed since 1996 and now produces and releases just a few acts: Aaron J Trumm, Larry Lines, Third Option, dominguez, semper Thou and Susannah Sandow.

Aaron Trumm has been bleeding on microphones, studios, and live audiences since 1989. He has bled out a number 10 ranking in the world as a slam poet, 2 Houston poetry slam championships, 5 national poetry slam appearances, 2 alternative hip-hop CDs under the name "M.C. Murph", the techno/classical/poetry fusion act Third Option, which was called "wicked, totally compelling" by BBC Radio I's Annie Nightingale, publications ranging the spectrum of music and technology from Linux Journal to the National Poetry Slam anthology, a master's degree from Stanford (Music, Science and Technology), and a nation full of stages left burnt, bloody and alive.

Lyrics

Larry Lines "The World Is My Home"

Written By: Larry Lines

he's in his house
with the vast empty spaces
the piles of treasure
heaped along the walls

the world served on a dish
like the main course with gravy
served by people he could never be

is that a baby crying?
is that the birds in the garden?
seems a tremendous burden
to carry so much

i'm in my car
the horizon rushes toward me
the world is my home

a one room apartment
with the bars on the windows
each corner its own universe

the walls close in
when she stares at the ceiling
and sees all she could never be

is that a baby crying?
is that the neighbors fighting?
seems a tremendous burden
to know so much

i'm in my car
the horizon rushes toward me
the world is my home

we're all in a prison
lost between our ears
visiting people we could never be

is that an inmate crying?
part of me dying
seems a tremendous burden
to cry so much

i'm in my car
sometimes it's a car
and i don't know where i'm going

i'm in my car
the horizon rushes toward me
the world is my home

Aaron Trumm "Tender Enemy"

Written By: Aaron Trumm

i don't know why we need so many answers
i don't know why we tell so many lies
i don't know what it's like to be on your side
but i think i'd like to try

we might as well begin
we might as well begin
we might as well begin

you're my favorite tender enemy

everything i knew before we came here i don't know no more
can't you show me just one different way
i know i need to make a better effort need to hit this core
'cause i think i'd like to stay

we might as well begin
we might as well begin
we might as well begin

you're my favorite tender enemy

it starts with conversation
deep discussion
moves to tender questions
and slow affection
i can't chase it away
no matter how loud i play
88 ebony and ivory blisses
tryin to drown the sound
heavier pound for pound
than anything we could ever hope to resist
i run from you
you stay with me
you from me
i stick to you
we run from it
it pulls us
we might as well begin this

we might as well begin
we might as well begin
we might as well begin

we might as well begin
we might as well begin
we might as well begin

Aaron Trumm "Be Like Me"

Written By: Aaron Trumm

this is all we have to do
there ain't nothin here to fear
and if they think that it's too much
well they don't have to hear

'cause i don't know what else i can do but
be like me won't you be like you
i don't know what else i can do but
be like me won't you be like you

i look around and i see around me
the smartest and toughest who've ever been alive
and i don't see why we couldn't make it all worth
livin again it just takes a little drive

and i look around and i see around me
we takin time just to try to make the grade
and i don't see why we couldn't make it clear now
everything we want is already made

and i don't know what else i can do but
be like me won't you be like you
i don't know what else i can do but
be like me won't you be like you
i don't know what else i can do but
be like me won't you be like you

everybody in the house that's shocked
come on and get up and lemmee see your body rock
you don't need no explanation
get up and leave your station
i wanna see your body rockin for the rest of the night
everybody in the house that rocks
come on and get up and lemmee see your body shock
you don't need no explanation
get up and lead this nation
i wanna feel this country rockin for the rest of my life

said i don't know what else i can do but
be like me won't you be like you
i don't know what else i can do but
be like me won't you be like you
i don't know what else i can do but
be like me won't you be like you

i don't know what else i can do but
be like me won't you be like you
i don't know what else i can do but
be like me won't you be like you
i don't know what else i can do but
be like me won't you be like you

Third Option "Still"

Written By: Tamara Nicholl

In the cities of gray slate buildings
all night marquees
and flashing billboards of Virginia Slim and Camel Joe
we stuff our ears at the 24 hour seven day a week diner of
fiber optic chatter

after we've worked our 40 per week
20 year minimum
we stand on top of piles
of brick and concrete and sheetrock
and say
"look! i have built this! this is mine!"

and bathe in the ovation
of five oclock traffic horns and tires spinning below

photographers take our pictures
and people watch our lips go up and down on television
and toast us as one of the new
top ten
up and coming
but we
we will not go to the desert
we will not take off our clothes
or bear our hearts
or shut our mouths

Discography

semper Thou; "Bugs, Wine, Demons" 2008
Susannah Sandow; "Champagne Tea Party" 2008
Aaron Trumm; “Bleed” 2006
Team Fun; “Proletariat CD” 2004
Third Option; “Monkey Set” 2003
Larry Lines; "Numen" 2002
Third Option; “Cult of Nice” 2002
Third Option; “Still” Single Release 2001
Third Option; “Dance Uncle” Single Release 2000
Third Option; “Orson’s Groove” Single Release 2000
Third Option; “Kennedy’s Groove” Single Release 2000
Third Option; “Frosted Mini Wheat’s” 2000
MC Murph; “Artistic Apocalypse” 1998
MC Murph; “Martyrs and Heroes” 1996

Set List

Varies!