INTELLIGENT DESIGN (2012)

For this sophomore record, Intelligent Design, Jay D Clark worked with established Philly-based musicians for three distinct sessions that produced three songs each. The first session was in August of 2011 at Retro City Studios in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, PA. Musicians included Jay D Clark on acoustic rhythm guitar,  Mark Carson (Three Legged Fox) on bass, Ray Pirre (Raggamuffins, Cultureal) on lead electric guitar & John L Langsford III (McRad) on drums. Adam Flicker (The Brakes, Cultureal) on piano and keyboards & Xande Cruz on percussion came through in September to add to engineer Ray Pirre's mix. The songs Crushing, Legalize It Now and Open Eyes were recorded this way.

 

The second session occurred in May of 2012 at the home studio of producer/musician Tony Flagiello. This live session included Jay D Clark on acoustic rhythm guitar, Ray Pirre on electric lead guitar Jay Davidson (Sly & Robbie, Maxi Priest), Jason Fraticelli (Matisyahu, Marco Benevento), co-producer and engineer Tony Flagiello (Fathead) on drums. Dreadie Girl, Sweet Touch and We Are One were recorded this way.

 

The third session was stretched over several days in August again at the home studio of co-producer/musician Tony Flagiello. Chuck Treece played bass, electric guitar, keys and co-wrote and co-produced three tracks: Most High, Classic & the title track Intelligent Design.

 

Some post-production editing and sweetening was done at Rotation Records in Norristown, PA under the work of engineer Tom Jensen.
 

LYRICS

 

1. SWEET TOUCH (Jay D Clark)

Right from the start, you had my heart, nothing in this world could ever tear us apart

There’s a natural way, no disarray, knowing what you think before you ever do say

Those words you say to me

They always set my mind free   ​

In a world so dark yes you are my light you shine a little brighter make beauty from blight

You cruise through this life take it ease through the strife, persevere through the dangers like a surgeon with the knife and

I don’t ask for much

I just need your sweet touch

 

There is no rush, but there’s urgency, tomorrows isn’t promised for nobody

We live in the now, and here we two are, gonna hold on tight and catch a hot shooting star

As we blaze across the sky

We both understand why

Of the billions of people on the planet earth, its you I’ve been seeking out since the time of my birth

Its worth all the pain and all of the hurt to hold you in my arms as they sound the red alert

Danger comes from the sky, falls all around, there is nowhere earth that’s really safe and sound

From the boom, blast, hit don’t know why, you can’t see through the System cannot see through the lies and

I don’t ask for much

I just need your sweet touch

I don’t ask for much

I just need your sweet touch

 

 

2. DREADIE GIRL (Jay D Clark)

She’s my little dreadie girl, she’s so fly

Every time I think of her I feel so high

She’s my dreadie queen, smokes ganja weed

She can give me everything that I’ll ever need

 

Moment I saw her frozen in my mind

She’s everything one could hope to find

Fast moving forward no way to rewind

Life’s many blessings blaze up the kind

 

Ohhhh we’re supposed to be here

Come a little closer don’t have no fear

You radiate Love when you are near

Positive healthy vibes suddenly appear

 

Sooooo please don’t leave my side

We can take this life on a crazy ride

Through the good and the bad we will always arise

See the truth and justice right there in your eyes

 

She’s my little dreadie girl, she’s so fly

Every time I think of her I feel so high

She’s my dreadie queen, smokes ganja weed

She can give me everything that I’ll ever need

 

 

3. CRUSHING (Jay D Clark)

 

Just one look at you and then I know it’s true

This Love that you give to me is revolutionary

Got a face that could launch a million ships

Mind that could quiver ten billion lips

A stance so powerful you are ready to rise up and rock this world

You are deadly, but all about Love

Probably sent from high up above

You are mine right here in front of me

Knowing I am so very lucky

To have found you have you into my life

Together we can battle the pain and the strife

And grow old and proud of what we have done

Spreading our Love in this revolution

It’s a war, yeah, evil vers good,

Global and ancient yet right in your hood

We must rise up, together as one

Crush Illuminati New World Order done

 

And I know in my soul I could roll right on by if ya want me too

And I feel, something real, when you’re near, I just want to touch you

Here we are together

Tonight it starts forever

And I try, every single night, to see a sign pointing to my bride

But did I pass you by Sometimes I blind

 

Got this rumbling bumbling clot in my brain

Psychic vampire, all my energy drain

Insane, knowing what life’s all about

No matter how bad it gets we can work it out

Cause no dout, some others have it worse than you

Don’t believe me, well I’ve met quite a few

Who are happy just to have some food

Clothes on their back so their no nude, and I know

 

Repeat verse #1

 

 

4. CLASSIC (Jay D Clark)

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Feel Feel Feeeeeeel me my darling

Heal Heal Heeeeeeal me I’m starving

Make me want to be a better man every day, take into account every word you say

Got your own ambition and your own drive wanna breathe with you as long as I’m alive

But you are far away now and thats how it must be I already forsee missing your body right next to me

Feel Feel Feeeeeeel me my darling

Heal Heal Heeeeeeal me I’m starving

 

Starving for your love, start me off with a hug, you are smoking, blazing hot on fire like the sweetest nug

Yes, yes you are my drug, every time you rub a dub, and scratch it and ya snatch it and ya make it nice and snug

Feelin oh so tight, we can last through the night, Ain’t no fright or no fight yes we gonna do it right

Do it all night long, cause you make me feel strong, gonna hit the spot and make you come along cum along

 

Feel Feel Feeeeeeel me my darling

Heal Heal Heeeeeeal me I’m starving

Feel Feel Feeeeeeel me my darling

Heal Heal Heeeeeeal me I’m starving

 

 

5. OPEN EYES (Jay D Clark) ​   ​​ ​

 

Believe in me cause I believe in you

We can make change if you really want to

It all starts with you opening your eyes

The world as you know it is filled with lies

The truth shines bright like a glowing light

And when you’re enlightened it’s no surprise

Nothing is crazy but the way you were

So blind by the structure time to detour

 

Don't lose your way, in the light of day

Don’t fear the night, I’m here to make sure everything is alright

 

Don’t hate life it’s the chains you bear

Invisible but they are always there

Those in control gain from your pain

Suffering no use to complain

Take back your freedom cut them out

Once you learn what they’re all about

They’re not human like you and me

And you’re not rich, you play with their money

 

Don’t lose your way, in the light of day

Don’t fear the night, I’m here to make sure everything is alright

 

Heed the warning it may be your last

Society can crumble down fast

We’re not prepared for this travesty

And many of us will be a casualty

Take back the system keep them in check

Learn and grow and show some respect

To those who came before and opened doors

Exposing corruption and the New World Order

 

Don’t lose your way, in the light of day

Don’t fear the night, I’m here to make sure everything is alright

 

 

6. WE ARE ONE (Jay D Clark) ​​​

 

Should we even do this my first thought

We could bang it out right now and not get caught

But then where will will be

We will not be wiser and we won't be free

From the guilt that will be built inside

You can run for a while but you can never hide

Why can't we just be strong

Come correct and rock it all night long

Can't you see that we most definitely

Have a connection that is infinitely

Deeper than a silly fling

Can last forever not a contract thing

 

What we have here is an impasse

We can walk away or I can tap that ass

I know which one I want

Think again I'm not on the hunt

For someone in chains, with diamond rings

No drama in my life which this here brings

So I send you on your way

Come back some other time when you're free someday

 

Break it down the wicked walls that contain

Smash facades you built up so big in your brain

Love yourself before you can Love anyone

Love each day let's grow and never stop having fun

 

We are one we are one, we are one, we are one, we are one, we are one, we are one, we are one, we are one, we are one, we are one, we are one, we are one, we are one, we are one, we are, we are one, we are one.... we are one

 

7. INTELLIGENT DESIGN (Jay D Clark)​

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We are out of control, blindness taking its toll, heading towards a black hole​

We are in too deep, Must wake from our sleep, reap the world that we stole

 

I’m a product of the system, the American dream, to me life is beautiful but I see the scheme

Controllers of the System, in numbers so small, they need to divide us, conquer our downfall 

Get up my brother with your different skin it’s nothing cosmetic what matters within

Stand up my sister beautiful and strong, no matter what you look like you surely belong

 

We let them lead us so far so far astray

It’s time to attack, take it back, new way new day

 

I’m not the first surely not the last to challenge the System majority mass

Not so fast keep your education in check, indoctrination upon further introspect

Your truths stem from lies, you despise enterprise, not star trek but we can learn from Spock ears and eyes

No surprise you think what I say is strange, it’s because you think I’m crazy but I know you’re insane

 

We let them so far lead us so far astray

It’s time to attack, take it back, new way new day

 

We are out of control, blindness taking its toll, heading towards a black hole

We are in too deep, Must wake from our sleep, reap the world that we stole

We are out of control, blindness taking its toll, heading towards a black hole

We are in too deep, Must wake from our sleep, reap the world that we stole

 

8. LEGALIZE IT NOW (Jay D Clark)

 

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Whoahoooooooooooohhhhh its got a hold on me

Whoahoooooooooooohhhhh I want to live free

Legalize the herb, yes that’s what you heard from me now

Legalize the hemp, its time we freed this plant right now

 

Cannabis is dangerous, not to the body or mind or Earth

But to oil companies, alcohol, tobacco, chemical industries 

Live in America, land of the free and the beautiful

But there’s much that’s ugly, under the surface if you will see

Yeah, you are not so free…

 

Legalize the herb, yes that’s what you heard from me now

Legalize the hemp, it was grown by the President Washington

 

Our forefathers knew its strength, they made it illegal not to grow hemp

Used for paper, most textiles, was a cash crop for a long while

Then came along the cotton gin, the whitney family owned lots of land

Cotton’s more frail to make our clothes breakdown so we’ve got to buy more

It’s the system

Whoahoooooooooooohhhhh its got a hold on me

Whoahoooooooooooohhhhh the propaganda I see

Legalize the herb, yes that’s what you heard from me now

Legalize the hemp, cotton ain’t got the strength to compare

 

Ford used it to make his first cars, hemp oil went in it made it drive far

Reefer Madness, the Devils Weed, paid propaganda from timber industry

Hearst family owned lots of woods, controlled most the paper & the media too

Dupont chemicals from oil and coal, Hemp’s competition so it must go

 

Legalize the herb, yes that’s what you heard from me now

Legalize the hemp, its time to make a stand right now

 

Not illegal because it was bad, quite the opposite you’ve all been had

Andrew Mellon ran the Treasury, invested heavily in Dupont family

Named nephew Harry Anslinger, head of Narcotics in America

Hemp was a danger to these tycoons, so they called it Marihuana, its looney tunes

 

Whoahoooooooooooohhhhh its got a hold on me

Whoahoooooooooooohhhhh its got a hold on me

Whoahoooooooooooohhhhh its got a hold on me

Whoahoooooooooooohhhhh its got a hold on me

 

9. MOST HIGH (Jay D Clark, Chuck Treece)

Rebel keep running Rebel keep running (x8)​

 

Every day I’m blazing its amazing

Constant grazing on the nation

So sensational I recall

Moving towards the light

This life its fun but its a fight many lost not many won

Battling demons from within so far outside the box

Knocking socks knocking boots, oh yes we all win

As we uplift, give gifts, sift through the junk

To find some realness, sober high and real drunk

Don’t know where we go when we die

That’s why, when we bless up its to the most high (high high high high)

I and eye (eye eye eye eye)

Away we fly (fly fly fly fly)

 

FALL OF THE CITY (2008)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Working in the east coast film, video, music, and art scene for years, Jay D Clark  amassed a wide-ranging repertoire of multi-media skills. For four years, Jay D managed Media Bureau, a highly-touted underground multi-media production facility and gallery in Philadelphia. There, through King Britt, he met the legendary Chuck Treece, a groundbreaking pro skater and prolific studio and touring musician, while working on his movie project Order of the Quest. Treece, who has worked with acts like The Roots, G Love, Pearl Jam, Bad Brains, McRad, Slightly Stoopid, Billy Joel, Sting, Busta Rhymes, Mike Pinto, The Movement and others, co-produced, engineered and cut almost all musical tracks on Clark’s first record Fall of the City.​​

 

 

LYRICS

 

 

1. Warrior (Jay D Clark)

 

 

Living at my pace living by my taste watch the human race

Shuffle right by in line wasting all sorts of time thinking about it such a crime

They don’t even know

Conforming to their ways you will never grow

Hypocrisy betrays you reap what you sow

 

Outside the box down on the docks crashing on the rocks

Going right down in town somebody must again kill Sheriff John Brown

He’s back in control

Unless we act real soon it will take its toll

New World Order goon we’re about to roll all over your ass

 

Some say its too late we got our own fate we’re sealed to doom

Can we not all create a better world this date its not all so gloom

I see beauty everywhere

Push comes down to shove we’re all living in despair

If you’re not feelin Love I’ve got some to share

 

 

2. For Deuce (Jay D Clark)

 

 

Here we are again laughing like a friend really should do

Feelin on the mend no need to pretend how I care about u

Now I’m feelin lonely for the first time and

I’m thinking only of you is that a crime no dropping dime I’m prime I’ll do my time for you

 

What is really worth all this time on Earth finding the one

Feeling a rebirth ripping off my shirt yes I am done

Now I’m growing stronger as we speak

And I can’t any longer stop to seek the highest peak no crushing leap I creep

into the sun… creep into the sun

 

And I know things’ll grow need time to sow the seed

When it blooms questions loom something grooms the need

To play it out ain’t no doubt I’m all about philosophy

Seems you too reflecting view are you meant for me

 

Here you are sitting from afar with your blissful existence

Try to educate yourself its not too late to eat from plate of resistance

To the lies no compromise open your mind and you will find

Your truth on your own like a doggy bone buried in your home

Not alone never will be open your eyes see the mass sea of humanity

Awake one day but I do pray that they flow and follow it the right way

The deception reflection from the serpent complexion

Is devastatingly deadly c-section infection of the way that

We live we give into the ways in our final days

We live we give into the ways in our final days

We live we give into the ways in our final days

We live we give into the ways in our final days

 

3. OBE (Jay D Clark)

 

 

Energy floating in and out of me lying still as can be

Feel me float positive uplifting soul as I float from my body

In a trance transcendental moonlight dance never really stood a chance

Have no fear you could always stay right here be near to me

 

You could always be my ghost

Roaming hallways be my ghost

 

As I fly moving up into the sky have to wonder why

Never seen all this world through such a dream such a lie

But now I know every day to grow got to feel that glow

And I do pray I will see the light of day my own son rise

 

You could always be my ghost

Roaming hallways be my ghost

 

 

4. My Special (Jay D Clark)

 

 

I knew from the first view of you girl that would be mine

Felt cool almost made me drool by the pool you’re looking so fine… this time

Your style that smile and your profile really got me going

Can’t leave here must cheerleader leave me never knowing… my mind

Confession heavy session make you want to scream out

I’m pleasing surely teasing have no choice but shout out loud… you’re divine

 

Been waiting ever-hating moments when I need you

I’m patient but sensation torments I need it too… I’m prime

Not knowing something growing burning from the inside

Still giving always living nothing hurt but my pride… sublime

Disfunction any junction crossing we are both here

No problem I will solve them with you I have no fear… you’ll find

 

Elevate me we could not lose

Educate she will not abuse

Turn around and see the view with me take a chance and you will choose to be

 

Know you’re thinking this could be fun

A little drinking smoke in the sun

Turn around and see the view with me take a chance and you will choose to be

 

Causing intrigue all in my head

Mental fatigue get in my bed

Turn around and see the view with me take a chance and you will choose to be

My Special

My Special

My Special

Yeah come and take me home take me home

 

           

5. The Lost One (Jay D Clark)

 

 

I see you in this crowd hear your voice even though it sure is loud

I know you’re here feel your presence near just got a little hotter and I have no fear

So come closer and stand up front wanna feel you grooving give you what you want

I’ve got the power to reverse that frown so come a little closer and let’s get down

To the sound on the mound finally found the one I wanna swing and knock off the ground

To the place in your face your style and grace all over your body is where I wanna taste

Wanna listen to every word you say and yes I’ve learned many lessons along the way

About what to do when I meet you its true I’m gonna do what I have to do Cause

 

I Can’t lie I try but you touch me and I see everything I want to be

And no doubt about the way I live I need to give in to you to forgive so I

 

Keep walking along my path it doesn’t add up you’re failing the math

Can’t count on no one til I find you sense the good in all people I know its true that

We can be truly free can argue about it bust we must agree that the

Hidden walls around must fall and next to you I can really stand tall

 

And I Can’t lie I try but you touch me and I see everything I want to be

And no doubt about the way I live I need to give in to you to forgive Can I

 

Get a moment alone with you all I need is a minute to know its true

Come get closer lets bump and grind wanna feel you all over if you don’t mind

Its been too long for you to find me if it really is you then you must agree

That this is our time

 

 

6. Worthy Cause (Jay D Clark)

 

 

Cloudy haze oh summer daze brought on by the trees that you blaze

You don’t smoke oh what a joke thoughts are caught up as you choke

On the things knowledge brings hear the words hum while canary sings

I don’t know can I grow gotta stop right here I have to go

 

As I search around the earth cannot find another of your worth

And I try cannot lie I think of you I feel so high

And alone I have grown and a shot at you I might’ve blown

Can we talk please don’t balk just tie your shoes before we walk

 

Don’t waste your days show haste

It pays don’t waste your days show haste it pays

 

And tonight feels so right couldn’t hold me back with all your might

And I want will not front I can trip you out with any stunt

But I will have my fill it is you that I want to kill

I mean hit that’s not it want to eat your box and rub your hip

 

Don’t waste, your days show haste

It pays don’t waste your days show haste it pays

 

 

7. Dreamgirl (Jay D Clark)

 

 

Walked in the room feelin love in the air strolling with no worries ain’t got no care

Dance floor is packed girls all abound grab a cold lager and take a look around

I see fine young ladies grooving everywhere a hot one here a dope one there

This one honey did catch my eye she moving so nice got me mesmerized

So we locked in from across the way felt like this was my lucky day

She smiled and waved like she knew me knew this is where I’m supposed to be

She walked right up kissed my cheek turned around and I got a quick peek

Of the rear oh man looking so good I might love this girl and her attitude

 

But I don’t know her intentions

How does love grow with such apprehensions

 

Take her back to the VIP drink a little more and smoke some trees

Move in closed this girl is fly she got that something smooth in her eye

Her lips are soft she tastes sweet my legs are numb down to my feet

I can’t let her know how much I’m down swimming in her beauty I just might drown

Should we take this back to my place she said don’t do this often its not the case

But this one different I know right now the sweats been dripping down from my brow

And at that moment I hear this sound my alarm clock it is blaring loud

Open up my eyes lying in my bed all it was a dream swirling in my head

 

 

8. Suffocating (Jay D Clark)       

 

 

A little reflection about the things that I’ve done

A little protection from the evils that come

Creeping when down as low as you can go

A seeping frown where a smile can never grow

 

Some days can be darker than nights

And some wrongs more correct than rights

You must try to see your relevance

You can cry just know the consequence

 

And I see ignorance and beauty all around me so strong I smell it

Have no fear soul will persevere as long as you don’t sell it

 

Now think back to your weakest day

And backtrack to the choices that you made

Have you learned from the pain that you felt

Have you earned the cards that you were dealt

 

Some always wait this much I know

They hesitate settle for the next show

But only you can fulfill your destiny

Yes its true here you were always meant to be

 

And I see ignorance and beauty all around me so much I smell it

Have no fear soul will persevere as long as you don’t sell it

 

 

9. Whispers Devastation (Jay D Clark)

 

 

Throw a name into the wind

Try to tame the storm as it comes crashing blowing in

Danger swirls all around

It unfurls I need to surround myself with Love abound

 

Seeing things not sure they’re real

Fleeing brings the danger everywhere that’s how I feel

Take a stand with me be strong

Yes you can open your mind and eyes it won’t take too long

 

 

See that body glowing makes me feel all knowing see that lovely light

And I know and I know from my head to my toe I flow for you

And I mean to be clean my thoughts so pristine I adore you too

Just give it a chance enhance this life’s dance you’ve got me

See what I mean feenin just to lean on your body

 

Understand we’re meant to be

Comprehend the world from points of view we do agree

Need to learn and we can pave

Many roads will burn not everything can we still save