Steppers

by Jay Bishop

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1.
Two Fingers Everybody want something for nothing No one’s around when there’s work to do Everybody wanna eat at the fancy restaurant But when the bill comes they point to you I can’t let these hangers on hang around This goes out to those who ain’t really down Never mind me (Chorus) I’m feeling like a million dollars Like I just won the lottery But don’t ask me for no money Two fingers is all you get from me Peace to you bitches Everybody wanna say they down with you But ain’t never put no money in But when your hard work finally pays off They’ll be right there to help you spend. You can’t let these hangers on hang around This goes out to those who ain’t really down Never mind me - Repeat Chorus 2x - (Breakdown) - Repeat Chorus 2x - Written by Johnathan Howard Davis (ASCAP) ©2020 Jay Bishop Music (ASCAP) ©2020 Late Pass
2.
That Feeling I’ve been waiting for you to come back around. I keep thinking about how you put it down (Pre-Chorus) Can’t get enough of your body The way that you move Can’t get enough of your body I need oooh oooh (Chorus) All I wanna know Tell me can you make that feeling come again Cause I need it All I wanna know Tell me can you make that feeling stay Cause I love it I’ve been dreaming about how you move your hips I’ve been craving your lips, hands, fingertips (Pre-Chorus) - Repeat Chorus 2x - (Break) - Repeat Chorus 2x - Written by Johnathan Howard Davis (ASCAP) ©2020 Jay Bishop Music (ASCAP) ©2020 Late Pass
3.
Outer Space Love Searching the cosmos exploring planets Found my lucky star almost like I planned it. (Pre-Chorus) I didn’t know true love could be viewed in constellations I’ll build a rocket ship to reach my destination (Chorus) Outer Space love You must be my outer space Love love Outer space love Take me into outer space Love Written in the night sky Is where our love had to be. I could not resist. Your pull is strong like gravity. - Pre-Chorus - - Repeat Chorus 2x - (Bridge) Send me into orbit Let me revolve around your love I don’t mind the atmosphere I like to watch you from above Written by Johnathan Howard Davis (ASCAP) ©2020 Jay Bishop Music (ASCAP) ©2020 Late Pass
4.
Nights Meant Nothing In my imagination I thought we were falling in love But that sentiment is not what you were thinking of (Pre-Chorus) I’ve been calling you Calling you Ringing your phone I’ve been calling you Calling you you’re not alone I’ve been calling you Calling you You won’t call me back I’ve been calling you Calling you How can you act like (Chorus) Those nights Those nights Those nights meant nothing at all In my own delusion i thought that it was more than a fling But now it’s obvious I fell victim to my own simping - Repeat Pre-Chorus - - Repeat Chorus 2x - (Breakdown) - Repeat Pre-Chorus - Repeat Chorus 2x - Written by Johnathan Howard Davis (ASCAP) ©2020 Jay Bishop Music (ASCAP) ©2020 Late Pass
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Conversations Online Why does it seem like we don’t talk anymore? Just words of anger on a little screen I used to know your ins and outs Now I can’t tell what your on about Cause I can’t see your expressions when you scream (chorus) I Need to state my case same place & time When we’re face to face no more conversations online Why does it seem like we don’t share our joy? But share our frustrations in social spaces. I used to know what was on your mind Now I gotta read it on my timeline And that’s if you don’t block me from viewing your pages -Repeat Chorus 2x- (Bridge) Why put barriers between us? The world don’t know us better than we do. -Repeat Chorus 2x- Written by Johnathan Howard Davis (ASCAP) ©2020 Jay Bishop Music (ASCAP) ©2020 Late Pass
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Know My Name 04:29
Know My Name I was out at my favorite bar Sipping on a Boulevardier She came in looking like a star Draped in diamonds made by Cartier (Pre-Chorus) She came up Up to me Up to me and said Could I use your body Your body in bed Turn me on Turn you out is all I want to do Got some things to work out Wanna work em' out on you (Chorus) She don't even know my name and she don't wanna Ohhh She just wants a one night love affair I was shook Filled with such surprise Someone she loved had misused her trust I could see the hurt behind her eyes A woman scorned is so dangerous (Pre-Chorus) - Repeat Chorus 2x - Break & Solo - Repeat Chorus 2x - Written by Johnathan Howard Davis (ASCAP) ©2020 Jay Bishop Music (ASCAP) ©2020 Late Pass
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It’s All Yours You say you want a love that’s real Too much false love in your life You say you need more than sex appeal Cause looks don’t emotionally satisfy (Pre-Chorus) Well I’ve got what you need If only you’d look my way Satisfaction guaranteed You’ll be loved in every way (Chorus) So if you want real lovin’ It’s all yours You can have it baby If you want it baby You say you want a love that’s right Love that makes you feel alive You say you need more than sex at night Someone who will dry your crying eyes - Pre-Chorus - - Repeat Chorus 2 x - (Break) - Repeat Chorus 2x - Written by Johnathan Howard Davis (ASCAP) ©2020 Jay Bishop Music (ASCAP) ©2020 Late Pass
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Penthouse Floor Can you getaway? Take some time to play The starring role in a fantasy A lover’s holiday I’ll pay any price to pay Just to please you romantically Champagne Dinner for two At a fancy restaurant I’ve spared no expense Gonna take you to the top (Chorus) Tonight let me spoil you baby Will you join me on the penthouse floor I want to give you my attention Give your body what it’s asking for Tonight we’ll meet In a private penthouse suite You can see the whole city from here Roses on the bed Words are best unsaid Cause the lust is speaking loud and clear Jacuzzi bath for two Just how I like it. Wet & hot. I’m gonna go down for you Gonna take you to the top - Repeat Chorus 2x - (Breakdown) _ Repeat Chorus 2x - Written by Johnathan Howard Davis (ASCAP) ©2020 Jay Bishop Music (ASCAP) ©2020 Late Pass
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Counterfeiters You claim you a real one We ain’t believing You look the part for sure Looks can be deceiving I know you want to be down With a culture you’re not around Why don’t you just be who you are And respect the game from afar (Chorus) We want that Real Funk True authentic Your Shit Counterfeit We want Real funk Represented Your shit Counterfeit You say you got that funk I think you’re pretending Your shit ain’t on the one It ain’t slap from the beginning I know you think this funk will fade Till then you pretend to ride that wave Why don’t you just do whatever you do Else we may have to lay hands on you - Repeat Chorus 2x - Break & Solo - Repeat Chorus 2x - Written by Johnathan Howard Davis (ASCAP) ©2020 Jay Bishop Music (ASCAP) ©2020 Late Pass
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Rest Assured 04:19
Rest Assured You say you want me to be your man I say you should run as fast as you can I’m no good for you No good for you Won’t do what you want me to What you want me to Cause falling in love is not part of my plans Can’t stop playing around (Chorus) Before you say that you’re in love Rest assured that I’m gonna break your heart Before you say that I’m the one Rest assured that I’m gonna break your heart You say you can change my player ways I say monogamy is just a phase I’m no good for you No good for you Won’t do what you want me to What you want me to So don’t go thinking I’m bout to wife you up Can’t stop playing around - Repeat Chorus 2x - Don’t let me break your heart girl - Repeat 4x - - Repeat Chorus 2x -
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Do you wanna ride in my Monte Carlo all around the world? Do you wanna ride in my Monte Carlo? Calling all you girls Written by Johnathan Howard Davis (ASCAP) ©2020 Jay Bishop Music (ASCAP) ©2020 Late Pass

about

"It’s a style of lush, sculpted electro-pop that exists at the nexus of house music, soul music, and funk, and Bishop, a singer of winning simplicity, recreates it down to the last plashing chord and liquid bass."
- Brian Howe, Indy Week

Steppers is the album I have been trying to make since I started writing & recording songs at age 15. It is a love letter to classic sounds, funky bass lines, soulful chords, and honest lyrics about real love & real life. It is a thank you to Prince, Jam & Lewis, Kashif, Leon Sylvers III, Teddy Riley, LA & Babyface for all they have given to black music. It is the culmination of over 10,000 hours of working on my craft and coming in to my own power as a songwriter/producer. It is the acceptance of not giving a fuck what people may criticize about and just letting go of your artistic truth because it has meaning to you and needs to be shared with the world. It is an album that fills a void because uncles & aunties still need music to two step to at the family reunion cookout. It is that funk. Thank you for joining me on this ride.

Jay

credits

released July 3, 2020

Produced by Jay Bishop
All instruments and vocals performed by Jay Bishop
Written by Johnathan Howard Davis (ASCAP)
Published by Jay Bishop Music (ASCAP)
Mixed & Mastered by Jay Bishop at the Biscuit Factory - Tokyo
©2020 Late Pass

Special thanks:

To my wife Meneca for her love.

To the Dirty Ol' Men for being the dopest & most supportive crew I have ever had the chance to be apart of.

To Rod Wallace of Double Negative People for the technical support and critique.

To Ivan Makvel of The Sleepers Recordz for the support & encouragement. You confirmed for me that this album could work.

To Rissi Palmer for being a sounding board for my crazy ideas.

To the Bandcamp supporters who put money on all the music I make. Your support means the world and keeps me encouraged that there is a place for my music in the world.

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Late Pass Tokyo, Japan

Late Pass is a Tokyo based label releasing the music of Jay Bishop. Jay Bishop was born & raised in Detroit, Mi & grew up surrounded by music. Influenced by the legendary genre busting Detroit DJ The Electrifying Mojo, Jay started teaching himself how to write & produce music of many styles and genres that were all held together by funk. ... more

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