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Santi White: leaping tiger in heels

On my iPod I’ve named a folder, ‘happy.’ Songs about happy things. It’s a surprisingly small file, you try it sometime. But this downtown lullaby by Brooklyn’s Santogold is definitely in.

The 80s production sound, guitars at 30,000ft and lyrics about getting on your feet in a new city. It’s happiness in a New York minute.

I can say, I hope it will be worth what I give up
If I could stand up mean for all the things that I believe

What am I here for
I left my home to disappear is all
I’m here for myself
Not to know you
I don’t need no one else
Fit in so good the hope is that you cannot see me later
You don’t know me
I am an introvert an excavator

I’m duckin’ out for now
a face in dodgy elevators
Creep up and suddenly
I found myself
an innovator

Link: Santogold myspace page