The Wonder Years

by Selina Carrera

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The Wonder Years is a collection of some of Selina Carrera's first releases, recordings, and freestyles. If you like these tracks, keep your eyes open for her new material coming later this year. Selina Carrera's first release of her new material is coming as early as Valentine's day, 2013. Please support, tell a friend and listen to some great tunes! Don't be afraid to leave comments and tell us what songs are your favorites!

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released 31 January 2013

Executive Producer Selina Carrera
Cover Art by Tanya Brockenbrough
Management The Mic: It Sounds Nice
Special thanks to the Carrera Family, Tracy Houston, Tanya Brockenbrough, friends, fans, supporters, and all the talented producers, engineers and musicians that put time into this project.

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Selina Carrera Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Selina Carrera is a freestyle-singer, songwriter, rapper, & poet from Philly, PA. Selina, previously signed to Columbia Records & later joined Pras (The Fugees) led group "The Axxis". After spending time as Lauryn Hill's background singer in 2011, Selina stepped into her own solo career. Some artists Selina has shared the stage with are Seal, P. Diddy, Musiq SoulChild, Lauryn Hill & Joey Bada$$ ... more

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Track Name: Get Up
Get Up

Chorus:
Get up get up get up and get out x3
No time for laying around

*Chorus Repeat Twice*
Track Name: Going Down
Going Down

Verse 1

I was wrong
Still we loved, Baby
Let it go
Lets just float
Don't don't don't you go down

Chorus

Tryna keep my head above water
so don't you go down low
tryne keep your head above water
so don't you gown
i need you to stay above water
so don't you go down
i see ya goin down

Verse 2

Just wash ya pain away x4
Cause, Im not ya love bomb
im not ya answer
im not ya super nova
different kind of lover
im jus ya average
in a common place
so when it goes down
don't don't don't you go down

Chorus repeat

Verse 3

I see ya goin down
im not the perfect girl
(i see ya goin down)
but my love is real
i see ya goin down
and imam go down
if you go down
so don't you go down low
i see you goin down
NO BABY I DONT WANNA HAVE TO GO THAT ROUTE
Detour up to the sky
let go of the pain u feel inside
let go so we can fly
higher then birds and bees and planes
ill give you what you need
so don't u go down low

Chorus repeat

breakdown (down down down down) - repeated

jus wash ya pain away, wash ya pain away away x4

Chorus repeat

outro
Track Name: Raw Bounce
Raw Bounce

Verse 1

Every time that I write I feel compelled to sight/ all the steps that I took form the left to the right/from school yard fights 2 singin 4 Christ/livin a raw life just to keep on the lights/ hunger pains no ends kept me out all night/with a bottle of O.E. and a spliff to light cause I aint see a purpose 4 a kid like me/ pockets with holes old clothes n wack sneaks/ all the cool kids in class always pickin on me/ I mean, I mean until I dropped they cool ass in the street/ no chips in my bag no bets on me /no love no congrats jus drags n bookbags/ a board to skate pass the past of my bad's/ like billboard ads or a hundred yard dash/ but now I’m in the runnin like a hundred yard stash/ loving how i'm living under God’s Compass/ told me to rebel with the pad and the pen/ and now I’m on tracks spittin facts like flem

Chorus rap:

Whether ya young or old u gotta go 4 yours If u could endure Then the world is yours Know ya spirit is pure Then the worlds is yours No time to depend on the words of men Self-Love is kin to making things happen so jus listen up my man don’t forget No matter the conflict The world is yours t he world is who? the world is yours

Chorus singing in the back round:

Just take me to that place Where my whole mind blanks Just ink, just ink, just ink just ink x2

Verse 2:

Had a momma and a poppa who was junkie workaholics/ never seen them like Osama/ hit me hard then a drummer/ in the streets like a sauna get it hot up in the summer/ escape in my slumber no heart like hunter/ prolific hieroglyphic kicking' street life drama/ cant deny the speech from here or out yonder/ father once know as a wild motherfucker/ gun buck ya in the bar taking dollars from ya mother/while, my mother worked hard just to get a little supper/ hot rice and butter for that I aways love her/ message in the action couldn’t see when I was younger/ growth in the spirit with knowledge like splinta/ master that is/ i'm a grown ass kid/ laughin at everything /happiness is kin/ well happynes is kin when graspin your dreams/ so gimme drum loops n scoops of raw beats
Track Name: Only Be
Only Be

Verse 1

Walking for hours, searching for days, going inside and out my own head
Trying to find exactly what makes me different from all of them
It is said that we’re created in our own ways
So why do I constantly try to be what I see

Pre-hook

I don’t have time
To worry ‘bout what they think of me
Cause in the end I gotta be content with who I am
Do you think it’s right
To continue to deny
Our own hearts and our own minds
Oh I’ll tell you I

Chorus:

I can only be what the creator has made of me
I cannot conform my spiritual-musicuality x2

Verse 2:

People say so I’ve heard
They know exactly what they want
Money cars n diamond rings
All the best of material things
What ever happen to equality revolution finding the solution
We’re living in confusion

Pre-hook repeat

Repeat chorus

Verse 3:

Subliminal material blurring up the visuals giving praise to criminals degrading all our principals interest in ignorance mindsets of prisoners silence the genocide n sneek attack the little ones give them guns give them drugs kill the mind smoke the blunt curse the judge dodge n duck from the cops while different states race 2 get the murder rate up keep the money in the socks find a feen and serve the rocks see this is my world n this is my block dirty cops keep watch like master with his crops real talks unheard so my words leave marks spark thoughts n heal scars unlock broken doors reach far like mars breathing hope into the young teaching them self love empowering actions givin more options than goin out like a G like 25 to life n not being free 25 to life not bein free getting shot on the block layin dead n deceased I know u wanna make it betta 4 ya family but who gone watch them if u dead in the streets I know u wanna make it betta 4 ya family but who gon watch them if u lost in the streets all I’m telling u is 2 use ya mind Knowledge equals no ledge so prepare 2 sky dive

Pre-hook repeat

Chorus repeat until end
Track Name: Round and Round
Round and Round

Verse 1

started
to build something so uncommon
burning desire into flames
yearning
to feel something
more exotic
cutting the games down
to the chase

Pre-chorus

we fell so fast
not concerned if it last
stealing moments
that we both can grasp
i stare outside to release
whats in my mind
and I question
how will we
get by

Chorus

we go
round and around x3
we go
round and around x3

Verse 2

you say
my loves too immature to be pure
and in return
you I ignore
the hours are fading
and our situations getting worse
thinking our love has ran its course

Pre-chorus

we fell so fast
not concerned if it last
stealing moments
that we both can grasp
i stare outside to release
whats in my mind
and I question
how will we
get by

Bridge

wether good or bad
we cant get passed
and we stay
and we stay
and we cant get away
were back in forth
stuck in this mode
and we stay and we chase
and we cant get away

Chorus repeat till end
Track Name: Figure It Out feat Twizz and Lloyd Alexander
Figure It Out:

Selina Verse:

Getting high off intuition
that I see when your in vision take a walk with me baby
it may be better off this way
the sun is shining so are we
don't you wanna play with me?
We can go over the track
down by the railroad their over back
or we could go on the city streets
walk a couple blocks as we smoke this green
lets take a walk tonight
maybe we could get so high

Chorus:

Im just scopping it out
figurine out
tryna see how
what your about
don't wanna push out
wanna see how
how your about
or what your about
wanna see how
how i can go
figuring out
just what your about
take our time
let it ride

LLoyd Verse


Chorus Repeat:

Im just scopping it out
figurine out
tryna see how
what your about
don't wanna push out
wanna see how
how your about
or what your about
wanna see how
how i can go
figuring out
just what your about
take our time
let it ride


Twizz Verse

Chorus Repeat:

Im just scopping it out
figurine out
tryna see how
what your about
don't wanna push out
wanna see how
how your about
or what your about
wanna see how
how i can go
figuring out
just what your about
take our time
let it ride

Outtro Whistle
Track Name: Hands Up
Hands up

Chorus:

Said you got me with my hands up hands up
pleas take, what you want just let me leave in peace
this love ain't meant for me
but somehow still you got me you got my
Got me with my hands hands up
please take
what you want just let me leave in peace
but some how still you got me you my (hands up)


Verse1

Just cant get away
backed up in a corner man i just cant escape
try to rearrange it but no matter how we frame it
still looks the same so we might as well face it
pre hook
and no, it ain't the best situation
still, such a mental stimulation
the way your eyes look
when your bodies so impatient]
arrest my cardiac
giving charges to the plaintiff
yea, yea u got my hands high
and I admit that I kind of like
the way it feels
my kind of guy
that won't give me up without a fight
yea, u got my hands high
and i admit
that i kind of like
the way ya eyes look when ya bodies so impatient
arrest my cardiac giving charges to the plaintive

chorus repeat

verse 2

could something so wrong feel so good
oh baby just like it would
just like it should
oh if we could
just get it like we should
but t aint even like that
so what i do
keep it under wraps
no point in the yaps
just cut off the traps
but its always calling me back

pre hook

it aint the best situation still
such a mental situation
the way ya eyes look
when ya bodies so impatient
arrest my cardiac
given charges to the plaintive
and yea you got my hands high
and i admit that I kind of like
the way it feels my kind of guy
that won't give me up without a fight

chorus repeat

bridge

so u could have my contact
you could have my digits
we could do business
we could have friendship
we could just kick it
we could have kinship
but maybe we shouldn't get into (x2)

cause you know its no good
it ain't no no good for us
it don't do us no good
my love our love ain't no good
for us
oh just let me go
stop holding me up
constantly having my hands up

chorus repeat till end
Track Name: Jay-Dee (Dedication Freestyle)
Jay-Dee (A Dedication)


Oh, I
What are you searching for love?
what are you hoping for love?
I hope one day you'll find your way.
What are you searching for love, love?
What are you hoping for love?
I hope you'll make your way

Oh Oh Oh

I know you feel this feeling
That you wish would fade away, but hey
It just aint that time
Oh why, I don't understand

What are ya, oh
What are ya hoping for love, love?
what are you searching for love?
I hope you'll find your way
What are you thinking of love?
What are you think of love?
What are ya, oh
I just hope that one day
it would play a way
that you would want to,
stage for
In productions of what you
want to put on display
today as i walk away
or walk on by
or just say hi
i know for days its been on your mind
When you sleep at night
Do you often find
that some how my eyes are in your….
Track Name: Energy
Energy:

Verse 1:
Straight off the pages of ya unseen comic/ atomic hotness, stays off the topic/logic, tumble from the sun God's closet/ Concept to powerful for ya onset/More complex than ya modern day projects/synopses adopted Bohemian climates/dissect the rains connect/ so my lip's sink cause the same effect/ risin the aquatic level of ya thoughts/Dive in the back of ya raised hair's spark/like the drive in ya back in the back of a car/or the autograph from ya favorite star/from afar caught up in the eye of my storm/
Wakin on the air with the cow and the spoon/
stumblin over the clouds and the moon/
see all I gotta do is say a word or two/ and I promise you I

Chorus:
I'll make ya heart scream
Off my energy
Something you've never seen
On center-folds of magazines
I'm in ya blood stream
Ya vital arteries
Just circulate and breath
and feed off my energy

Verse 2:
Got ya love shack nest on lock like chest/burried in the ocean of my lockness myth/Pressed for the sex thats bomb like threats/ tight like frets tuned on guitar necks/I bet my spread will have ya toast like bread/More intense than ya three times X/ Reaching ya apex before ya next breath/I'm cool and layed back not breakin a sweat/Keepin you on call just like ya day job/ the stroke of my touch got ya brain corrupt/stuck cause I knocked the block right off ya front/plucked right up in the pond of my minds napalm/
Caught up in the bars of my Lyrical Playground/Keepin me on my play like ya favorite station/No hesitation, no competition, no consolation and not to mention

Chorus Repeat

Verse 3:
They say I'm fresh and brand new like morning dew/Good for ya soul like moms chunky beef stew/True, in ya system I dilute/Have you feenin like a nicotine drag for my fumes/Few ever get the chance like clue/On my top like roofs, wanna rain my shoot/Keep em sick like flu or in like curfew/sneak out ya bedrooms in hopes to pursuit/Me, the most casual rare breed/ just stay in the cut like the back of ya jeans/Not in the lime light I just flip the switch/the light to your nitch/the thread in your stitch/Flow's so rebellious radio's expelled it/Compelled from the realm of the hoods nostalgic/Founded, in the barrio surrounded/I'm bout it and if you ever try to doubt it

Chorus Repeat

Breakdown
Just let ya feet move to my energy
Just let ya hands feel all my energy
Just let ya arms break to my energy
Just let ya legs sway to my energy
Just let ya eyes see all my energy
Just let ya body move to my energy
Just make ya joints pop to my energy
Just make sure feel all my energy
Just make sure you feed off my energy
Track Name: Retro
Retro

(jazz scats)

Verse 1

Don't need a tissue to dry this rhyme/let it leak from the peak deep in my mind/ horizontal design and I never rewind/pullin out the divine inspire the times/to scroll like the writings of the most high/pushin out my pipe dreams into overdrive/while im stealin my youngn's out the prison pipeline/ shown them success without selling white lines/oppressors beaten them with sticks and gun heads/blood pouring on steps aggravated environments/ put someone to death no name bullets taken out the harvest/ tear dropped prophets that reign in projects/ looking for progress in the heart of the problem/ with noway to dodge them and no way to log in to peace and stardom/ breath nights in harlem slept well departing'

Chorus:
Departing?
Departing!
Please pardon, my pardon
I know I, I often
Get lost in
my thoughts and
the darkness
it softens
my heart in
this moment
so pardon, my pardon
while I'm lost
in moments

Verse 2:

My doe is pay, so I'm never slow poke/stay on my go go like DC Go'Gos/ Come back like yoyo's/ shop down round soho/cop dope soles and walk-it-out on my dolo/known vintage retro connection the soul glow toes to my afro/ and since I was young bul I been successful/already know I got it goin on and you got it goin on/ we all children of the sun/ put here and begun way before I was born/ to roll the models for souls in bottles/explode to rock shows/hot granite off the stove told stories from before/revolutionary warfare in a heart of gold/ that could never be sold new sierra leon/ never no one's peon touchdown like dion/bright lights like neon to speak i breath on/tracks and lean on facts/detach my go backs to hear y'all clap/no not the clap that got son laid back/ but that clap that'll have/ y'all feet on stance romance the chance/ lance-free on prance/ cool like Freon from nissan vents/ glance at my chance that I won't get back/ so I break like an old school boy stance/ or the feeling in your chest from a young romance

Outtro Ooh's