Reserve the right (to do something). a phrase used to tell someone that you have the right to do something specific, and that you will use that right if you feel it is necessary.
I had developed a problem with aging but it didn’t involve wrinkles or varicose veins but a deep felt regret that I couldn’t maintain the level of hardcore that I was used to and that had become expected of me.
Although a part of me appreciated the respect that age had brought me and wished my hair would accelerate in it’s slightly tardy greying I mentally rebelled against the overcoming realisation that I no longer wanted to stay in a cold dark warehouse or up a drizzly mountain top for 3 days listening to hard and fast music with little or no sleep, with or without chemical assistance.
It was the 4th of May 2019 following 4 days non stop party. I was already exhausted before the party had begun following a heavy schedule touring with SP23 culminating in a 3 date weekend only to arive back in Berlin to prepare for the annual 4 day mega Maifest, which began on a Tuesday and finished at a unspecified time several days later.
Logically I should of played and gone to bed but caught up in the vibes and enjoying quality moments with friends I partied on …… It could only end in tears …..
Several days later I came round in our container the sound of the last systems running booming in my brain, a brain full of phrases and feelings I felt the need to express. Before even reaching full conciousness I searched for the nearest piece of paper and started manically scrawling lyrics onto the back of some stickers. It was a flow of semi conciousness directly onto the paper, a mixture of serious current issues and semi drunken confusion.
These words became the lyrics to “Reserve the Right” which would of become the title track of the album had some professional vocalists not come along to steal the show !
RESERVE THE RIGHT
I am Ixy and I’m 48
and I thought I’d just have to mutate to survive
while I’m still alive
More Love less Hate
Coz the planet is dying
thats what the kids are saying
But theres no point in Crying
sometimes I feel so old I’m not Lying
But the times i’ve had have been gold
What i’m trying to say
if we all do our best
maybe the kids they can pay a bit less
Don’t get me wrong
I’m still strong
and my voice will be heard
I like synths but I’m not a nerd
I’m loud and I’m proud
not black, but I’ve got your back
This is my Berlin and I’m back
together we’ve got he Racket Stack which is why I’m making this track,
It’s inspired me into a vocal attack
Coz we are family I’ve got my posse and me
we’re fruit from the underground tree
I’m sponsored by ibuprofen
coz i take it again and again
but now i’m just going on
and thats wrong
so I’ll leave you
but not for long
In a world where data is king
I reserve the right to remain anonymous
I reserve the right to do my thing
Every action leads to Consequence
Is there a message to this song?
Same old, same old
Lived to the full but now i’m getting on
Well I’m sure that theres more to come
yes I’m part of the real old school
I’m no fool, I’m a mum and I’ll never be under the systems thumb
never played with guns
I’m Ixy and I’m 48 and the times I’ve had have been great.