Made4TV

by Little Jackie

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about

If one listens closely to the lyrics of Little Jackie, one can almost feel Imani Coppola scribbling desperately in the dark at 4 a.m., awoken if she ever slept at all, to put the stirrings of her soul to paper, to capture the bitter mix of anger and hope and humor one feels when contemplating the challenges of life and, especially, love. Put to Adam Pallin’s whimsical programmed tracks, the life-is-hell lyrics sound light and positive. Maybe it will be OK after all. Together, the words and throwback-to-Motown instrumentals juxtapose to offer a joyful cathartic release of the evil that lurks, the kind of evil good music can cure, if only for 3:33.
The New York Times called Coppola “modern and quick-tongued”, a perfect foil to Pallin’s sing-songy play on 60s soul.
Coppola, also a solo artist, was born to juxtapose opposites to great effect. She is a beautiful racial mix of black and Italian, raised on Long Island in a family of five kids, all of them musicians, where the sacrifices of the artistic life were clear but torturously compelling all the same. Coppola first asked to play the violin, at 6, and has since learned to play everything from bass to computer-based Pro-Tools, “really anything to get the idea out,” the super-talented singer songwriter said.

Little Jackie hit the ground running in 2008 with the release of The Stoop featuring the hit single “The World Should Revolve Around Me.” For the new independent release of Made for TV Oct. 15, 2011, Coppola offers up that “the flavor is revenge: done with labels, done with guys.” “Owning your own shit is the most important thing in the music business,” Coppola says with the same defiant determined tone she uses to sing about women’s need for mental and physical independence in practically all 12 tracks of the new brutally brilliant and hilarious new album.
In Made for TV’s single, “Take Back the World,” set to appear in the September film release of “What’s Your Number” featuring Anna Faris, Coppola inspires with fast rhythmic lyrics, her own special mix of pop and hip-hop: “Be on my hustle every minute of the day, never let it get away, I’m stayin motivated keep it uncomplicated nothing in-between me and my dream.”

It is easy while listening to Coppola’s lilting up-tempo tone, inspired, she said, “from every artist, the good ones and even the bad ones,” to believe in dreams coming true, as it is in “Love Will Find Me” to imagine that the fake dishonesty of bad dates will someday be exchanged for effortless, easy love.
“I’m gonna dance with my shadow I’m goin all out, never forgettin what I’m all about and love will find me eventually you just wait and see.”

“Cock Block” nods to oft-ignored female sex obsession, a seriously distracting insanity Coppola makes light of along to Pallin’s upbeat ringing instrumental with laugh-out-loud lines such as, “I’m sorry, I can’t see straight, there’s a cock blocking my vision.”

Coppola is brazenly honest about her personal motivation for her themes, among them that “Disappointment in love has been a constant in my life.” Such is what makes Little Jackie’s songs ring terribly true, yet thankfully, mercifully toe-tappingly so.

The best reason to buy the album? “I need to get even with those fuck-faces who inspired these songs,” Coppola said. Success, the greatest revenge, is sure to be hers.

credits

released 03 August 2011
Imani Coppola lyrics and vocals, Adam Pallin production.
Mixed by Joshua Valleau and Howie Beno
Mastered by Joshua Valleau

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Track Name: Take Back The World
Take Back The World

verse

Light as a feather stiff as a board
Ima elevate myself on my own accord
aint nobodies business who's life is this
you question my existence ima read you the list
I'll keep you on your toes that's just how it goes
you can deal with the lows just keep dodging the blows

Ima do me who else do I be
cause I create my own destiny

Chorus

Ima take back the world
yo you got this girl
I'm steppin up my game
I'll keep repeating the same
be on my hustle every minute of the day
never let it get away
I'm stain motivated keep it uncomplicated
nothing in-between me and my dream
be on my hustle every minute of the day
it was mine for the taken anyway
Ima take back the world

verse 2

Gotta keep movin, movin along
marchin to the beat of my own song
don't forget what you heard
my bond is my word
this aint no chit chat i aint goin out like that
I roll with the punches take em as they come
there's some disappointment but what's the point of
being bent out of shape about it
just forget about it
take a break for a sec
prepare for whats common next



Chorus

Ima take back the world
yo you got this girl
I'm steppin up my game
I'll keep repeating the same
be on my hustle every minute of the day
never let it get away
I'm stain motivated keep it uncomplicated
nothing in-between me and my dream
be on my hustle every minute of the day
it was mine for the taken anyway
Ima take back the world

bridge

uh oh uh oh
whoa ya ya ya ya

i'm gonna take back the world
i'm gonna take back the world
i'm gonna take it back take it back
take it back take it back take it back

Chorus

Ima take back the world
yo you got this girl
I'm steppin up my game
I'll keep repeating the same
be on my hustle every minute of the day
never let it get away
I'm stain motivated keep it uncomplicated
nothing in-between me and my dream
be on my hustle every minute of the day
it was mine for the taken anyway
Ima take back the world
Track Name: 31 Flavors
I'm day dreamin of my future boyfriend, he's my favorite person and my number one friend
Every time I get drunk I try to seduce him so I can't drink around him it's becoming a problem
I've only got two hands but I'm ambidextrous I can do many things at the same time
they say its dangerous but baby I'm just askin
is it promiscuous or is it multitaskin?

I got a problem with monogamy, I don't think that it was meant for me
I got a boyfriend, its not enough for me
31 flavors boy I gotta have variety

my methods are somewhat unconventional and clash with that old cliche
hey hey, save your corny ass candle light dinner for two
I'd rather have a hot all you can eat buffet
I need a lot of activity to stir my senses I like it when it's real intense, when I'm with one man, I kinda feel like I'm dyin so consider my infidelities self defense

Repeat Chorus

Bridge

I got quite an appetite
maybe I'm a little sick
but at lease I aint no anorexic
guys don't like them skinny chicks
I just wont settle for a carrot stick
when I can have a chocolate cake
I'll bake you up and make you mine
lick you up a thousand times

ooo that boy looks mighty fine
and this one tastes so bland
but I should wait a half an hour
or I could get a cramp

mama says I shouldn't try to have a boyfriend
if one aint enough for me
see my problem is I always tend to lose my focus
maybe I got A.D.D.
so don't be so disappointed baby
perhaps the problem aint you
I think I got over 30 personalities
and every single one needs some attention too

repeat chorus
Track Name: No One Would Ever Know
Something went down when my man wasn't around
I needed so bad to be consoled
would I be wrong if I just played along
you know I got no self control
and I cross that line will I be locked up
and sufferin and doing time
waiting for the day I get parole

if we were to hook up
if we were to get together
if we were to do whatever
no one would ever know
even though your so fine
we'll only do it one time
you'll get yours I'll get mine
we'll keep it on the low
you got me cornered like a criminal
with absolutely nowhere to go
if I were to love you, mmm
no one would ever know

This affair has got to end cause it's so bad for my health
I'm runnin around like a lunatic talkin nonsense to myself
there aint nowhere to turn
livin this lie's got me burnin burn burnin burnin me up
inside out it's time to put this fire out for sure

repeat chorus

I'll take this secret to the grave
aint nobody gonna find out what a shame shame shame shameful way I've been misbehaving oh lord he's like a drug and he's got mne cravin
I need a pill for when I can't control when my body says go and my brain says no
if I were to love him we'll it on the low

repeat chorus
Track Name: Cock Block
Betrayed once again by the nature of my sex
female human beings can be so complex
we fall to fast and fall flat on our ass
and the body count is very very hard to amass
in a state of emergency how long will it last
i wanna skip to the future to put it in the past
well I'm a natural disaster like a hurricane
there's no method of measuring the weather in my brain
never an indication of an oncoming rain
add a man to the equation and consider me insane
my mind says no, my heart says maybe so
and my body says go go go go go

Sorry I can't see straight there is a cock blocking my vision (bah bah bah bah)
clouding up my clarity, dictation strange impulsive decisions
screwin with my intuition there must be a cock blocking my vision
creating emotional confusion I'm imprisoned by delusion
I've fallen for my captor, it's like stockholm syndrome

It's a low low blow, knocked out for the count by the chemistry below
is it too late for damage control
should we estimate the death toll
a broken heart on patrol
I'm fleeing like a criminal breaching parole
anybody interfere I'm gonna knock em cold
this paradoxical phenomenon's a baffling case
an experiment that kinda just blew up in my face
bad things come to those who hate and people in a hurry to fornicate
I made a promise to my pussy that next time I'll wait
I'll just, sit home and masturbate

my minds says no, my heart says maybe so, and my body says go go go go go

repeat chorus

Bridge

I need a fool proof escape plan from this predicament
so I'm gonna have to make him my man
and if he makes demands I'm gonna satisfy him the best that I can
nah nah nah nah nah nah
rah rah rah rah
I don't give a damn if no one understand
gonna love him as love as his dick in my hand

repeat chorus
Track Name: Time of Your Life
I didn't ever wanna fall again paralyzed paralyzed paralyzed
I got an injection to freeze my affection I can try, I can try, I can try
suspended animation in the corners of my heart and my mind, my eyes would never cry again so paralyzed paralyzed paralyzed
but I'm done with being numb cause it's dumb to think you're the only one who's hearts been injured in a hit and run paralyzed paralyzed paralyzed
it's better to have loved and lost than, to not have loved at all if it's true what they say, gonna try gonna try gonna try gonna try
like the birds and bee's the flowers and the trees they aint got nothing on you and me baby I'm so excited to see you again can't wait to be breathless and delirious with you my friend

just give me the time of day I'll give you the time of your life
give me the time of day I'll give you the time of your life

I didn't wanna expose my feelings inside paralyzed paralyzed paralyzed I can't take the highs cause they're followed by the lows, I despise I despise I despise
suspended animation in the corners of my heart and my mind my eyes will never cry again so paralyzed paralyzed paralyzed
you can try you can try you can try you can try to make a lover out of a hater a believer out of a non believer
but when I look into the sky I see pigs fly and I have to say bye bye to all the tears I cried see ya later alligator

we don't need no space between us, that kind of thing is for planet venus the stars and mars, I can't wait to be naked and delirious in your arms

repeat chorus
Track Name: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Your love is like a UFO one of life's great mysteries some swear they have seen it, but I don't believe it so what planet do you come from are you a moon or a star
you're just about as attainable as life on planet mars
i guess it's possible but I don't know gimmie gimmie gimmie proof gimmie something to show so tell me tell me I must insist does it go a little something like this like this
kiss kiss bang bang bye bye, I'll miss miss you then I'm gonna cry cry kiss kiss bang bang bye bye we know how it's gonna end

You're like an urban legend the truth is debatable your stories been exaggerated not so relatable but rumor has it big foot does exist and I just saw a unicorn it was so unbelievable
can you blame me for being skeptical, my glass is never ever half full so let me have it, I must insist does it go a little something like this, like this

repeat chorus

kiss kiss one time tow times bang bang one time two times bye bye one time two times, cry cry, everytime two times

ooo ooo oo oo

we know how it's gonna end

oo oo oooo

kiss kiss bang bang

repeat chorus
Track Name: 21st B-day Party
I've stared long enough into the abyss to know there's got to be more than this, it's time to make the metamorphosis like a butterfly bustin out a chrysalis
I've had enough with men my age come on let this cat out the cage cause I'm about to get my cougar on I want em young and dumb, see jane hunt watch dick run
licky paw washy face, it's time to pick up the pace in the human race, the faster you run the better you place
you can either chase or get chased we in the age of the macho woman and the feminine man everybody know who's wearin the pants

I aint lookin for no millionaire I just want em with a full head of hair, I like my meat rare I swear on my underwear it's just time for me to flat out go there I'll be your cougar baby get in my car, I'll scratch you up but I won't leave a scar, I'll lure you to my den with lollipops and candy bars and we can make plans for your 21st birthday party

kitty want to play cause men be actin like bitches these days anyways it's like the coming of age roll reversal so controversial, got you captivated like an infomercial
doubles standards are emphasized only women being criticized by this atypical behavior if you don't like do me a favor and divert your eyes
kitty kitty hungry it's time to pick up the pace in the human race, the faster you run, the better you place, you can either chase or get chased, we in the age of the macho woman and the feminine man everybody know who leading the dance

repeat chorus
Track Name: Saturday
Saturday, I can't recall a sadder day. Gray winter weather in the end of may, I watched my lover just walk away
Saturday, I can't recall a sadder day, are we supposed to take our love and just throw it away or can we make up baby you know I'm game

Cause it's not a good day for a break up, lets get together and make up agree to disagree make a list of everything you dislike about me, put it on a piece of paper and throw it away, it's saturday and it's not a good day for a break up

Sunday blues, yeah I still haven't got a clue, and I can't seem to get in touch with the truth and I can't seem to get a hold of you, now Sundays through and I haven't got a good excuse but now I recognize the wrong in the things I do I must apologize sincerely to you

repeat chorus

Can I hit you up just to say hey, feels like I've lost that privilege for sure, I don't ever wanna say so and so was a friend of mine, but we don't talk anymore

Hey whadaya say you wanna get back together today well OK i'm game I hope you feel the same way

repeat chorus
Track Name: The Pact
If none of us are married by the time we hit thirty then we'll elope in vegas and we'll have some bratty babies
you were just read the riot act, fact is I never forgot the pact
if you got a fall back plan understand there's a chance that you are gonna fall back
holy moly matrimony you know that it's all bologna (boloney)
stick a ring on my middle finger and call it macaroni
they expiration date has passed, and we're both still single stressin about how the boat is sinkin come on and bail me out, seems like you and me got more in common than we think maybe we're meant to be, baby we can't commit to anybody

so lets get married even though you don't believe in the institution there are tax benefits, lets get married just to get you a green card american citizenship
we'll treat it like a business yup I'm such a romantic

you can deal with my family you put up with my moodiness my anziety disorder and my pms PMS!
I think your mom is cool my dad's got a man crush on you and my brothers too, think about all the tax deductions with the IRS
I learned my lesson well on my last vacation, paddling alone in a kayak for one trying to keep up with the couples I was suffering from exhaustion questioning why I'm terminally single is not fun

repeat chorus

we had to spread our wings to get a taste of life didn't wanna let you go, but I didn't wanna hold you back, we knew that deep down inside we'd always love each other so we made the pact

repeat chorus

if none of us are married by the time we hit thirty then we'll elope in vegas and we'll have some bratty babies
you can really cook somethin up, you were born in europe if we ever need to flee this country, you got the hook up
it's time for me to settle down time to kick the heels off but I aint ever gonna move to LA, so the deals off
Track Name: Independently Mine
Never settle, better stick to your guns if you follow the rules you're missin all of the fun, you could play it too safe but no one ever warns if you don't take life by the horns you might find yourself with your head up your ass stuck in a place where life will surely pass you by, if you don't try, you will cry and so will I
But you can bet your bottom dollar I'm gonna holla holla i'm gonna work it out work it out with out a doubt, every second of my time of my life i declare myself independently mine
I'm one hundred percent certain of one thing, I'm not self absorbed I'm self assured I say what I mean and I mean what I say I aint got time for bull in the course of my day I'm busy busy busy always on the go rarely do I ever hear the word no I get what I want or I will say good bye and you will cry

repeat chorus

all you need is integrity to make your dreams a reality you will see if you give it a try, you will smile

chorus
Track Name: Fairy Tale Ending
I kissed more than a couple of frogs still haven't found my prince don't know where he been, don't know how to begin the more I think about it, I start to wonder if I'm jinxed, c'mon sing it with me

bom bom bom bom bom

But even a girl like me can believe int a fantasy, cinderella story so channel your inner george clooney and charm me disarm me baby I don't even care if you harm me, don't give me that "you're just a delusional girl" speech you're lookin right at the choir while you preach ah can't we just pretend we live in the old world where women were women and men were men

I'm sorry to say there's no guarantee i'll find the perfect fish in the sea K I S S- ing under the tree baby maybe there's no fairytale ending for me

Tell me the name of my sweetheart strawberry shortcake cream on top,
fix me up a remedy like chocolat whip me up somethin tasty somethin hot
why can't you be more like johnny depp put a little pep in my step what the heck at this point I'll settle for shrek or a sexy pale vampire to bite my neck mirror mirror on the wall who's the most desperate of them all

repeat chorus

SOS I'm a damsel in distress get me out of this mess and we can live so happily ever after

repeat chorus
Track Name: Love Will Find Me
My life thus far has been held together by band aides and safety pins, nothin quite fits but I'm still tryin to squeeze my body into it, I've been frontin, I've been wantin someone who fits me effortlessly, with ease and room to spare, cause I've endured some wear and tear with all these meaningless love affairs, fake smiles and dishonest laughter, fast forward to the morning after I'm all dolled up lookin like a disaster
I just wanna wash off the lipstick take off the stilletos play my music and get with my own flow and love will find me eventually
I'm gonna dance with my shadow I'm goin all out, never forgettin what I'm all about and love will find me eventually you just wait and see yeah

I'll just sit here and look real cute while he buys me drinks I'll look for an escape route grab my purse and exit through the back door get in my car put the petal to the floor and I'll fly home singin out loud lifes too short so get off my cloud, if I can't be myself I don't wanna be with nobody else.

repeat chorus

cause they always just crash and burn
crash and burn, when will I learn

to stop lyin, stop hidin, quit cryin stop tryin

repeat chorus