Initiate

by Hayden Richards

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released April 10, 2015

All tracks written*, produced, recorded & mixed by Hayden Richards. Lead & Background vocals by Hayden Richards.
Engineered by Tim Debney
*Tracks 8 & 11 co-written with Simon Pereira
© 2015 HAR Productions

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After releasing his debut album, INITIATE in 2015, Hayden returns for 2017 with an exciting new sound, retaining his signature style of fluid vocals & dance-filled R&B.

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Track Name: Initiate
INITIATE
Written, composed & performed by HAYDEN RICHARDS

VERSE 1:
I am the musical machine,
Look at how my metal gleams,
Welcome to my regime
With a beat so sharp it cuts like a laser beam
Imma blow your switch,
Come here baby let me scratch that itch
And I wont ever quit,
Cos you know I got it…
Melodic change, revolution!
I got it
These are sounds of my creation!
You got it
I had a revelation…
Aint nothin’ gonna change,
Until I start the initiation…

CHORUS:
Some say I’m from another planet,
Some may say I’m from another world
Now tell me do I seem Bionic?
‘Cos best believe I can jump up on it
Well tell me what do you say baby?
I’m just here to initiate
I think its time to initiate
Spread Love, Peace, Joy not hate

VERSE 2:
I never wrote this song just for me,
Can you feel this energy?
If you believe
You'll become the change you wanna see
Tell your brother it's time
Let the world see your shine,
Change somebody's life,
You know it feels right…
Your name among constellations!
You got it
Inspiring generations!
We got it!
I had a revelation…
Aint nothing gonna change,
Until we start an initiation!

CHORUS:
Some say we’re from another planet,
Some may say we’re from another world
Now tell me do we seem Bionic?
‘Cos best believe we can jump up on it
Well tell me what do you say baby?
We’re just here to initiate
I think its time we initiate
Spread Love, Peace, Joy not hate

BRIDGE:
They may say things about ya
Try to take away your shine,
But you'll come back harder,
And smash it every time!
It only takes one drop
To put a ripple in the ocean,
Make that devotion
Put the plan into motion!

(Initiate!) Motivate, (Initiate!) Stimulate,
(Initiate!) Educate, (Initiate!) Illuminate
(Initiate!) Demonstrate, Emancipate
(Initiate!) When we create, it's beauty that we make…

CHORUS:
Some say we’re from another planet,
Some may say we’re from another world
Now tell me do we seem Bionic?
‘Cos best believe we can jump up on it
Well tell me what do you say baby?
We’re just here to initiate
I think its time we initiate
Spread Love, Peace, Joy not hate

INSTRUMENTAL OUT

© 2015 HAR Productions
Track Name: That's What They Want
THAT'S WHAT THEY WANT
Written, composed & performed by HAYDEN RICHARDS

VERSE 1:
All the frequencies that you could ever want now
Every little sound measured on my wave dial
In the studio like a kid in the playground
Quadraphonic rhythm baby get down!
It’s modulation baby,
Equalization baby,
Communication babe!
Feel the vibration baby
Audio attack, stereo stack
Can you handle that?
Fortissimo as standard, gotta bump it to the max
Mic check 1, 2

This the kinda music that’ll make you move
I got it cooking ready for you, so brand new
Got the bass turned up on you like a summer jam
Gotta let the beat bang,
‘Cos that’s what they want now!

CHORUS:
That’s what they want,
That that that’s what they want now
(Let the bass bang!)
That’s what they want,
That that that’s what they want,
(Let the bass bang!)
That that that that’s what they want
That’s what they want now
(Let the bass bang!)
That’s what they want,
That’s what they want now…
(Let the bass bang)

VERSE 2:
Synthesizer, motorizer on my hard driver
Got proficient 3D Vision like a Cyber Spider
That’s right I’m the melody deriver
Let me introduce you to my Supersizer!
It’s ostinato baby
Vibrato baby
Check the tempo babe!
Staccato, legato baby
No we aint done, barely begun
Can you see the sun?
Download the playback, high resolution
My gift to you

‘Cos this the kinda music that’ll make you move,
I got it cooking ready for you, so brand new
Got the bass turned up on you like a Summer Jam
Gotta let the beat bang,
‘Cos that’s what they want now!

CHORUS

BRIDGE:
Tell me can you handle that?
Tell me can you handle that?
I’m ‘bout to bring the bass back
I’m ‘bout to bring the bass…
(Let the bass bang)

CHORUS

INSTRUMENTAL OUT

© 2015 HAR Productions
Track Name: Oh My
OH MY
Written, composed & performed by HAYDEN RICHARDS

Ooh she wants to (Give it all to me)

VERSE 1:
She looks me in the eyes
She’s about to tell me what she wants
She’s taking her time
As she moves toward me
And then she takes my hand,
And slowly runs it up her thigh
And then she pulls me near…
She whispers in my ear

I can’t wait another day
I need you babe
Let me have your love
Just rock me away...
All I wanna do
Is please you baby,
So keep me warm, say you’ll stay
I want your body close
And be with you,
Touching you like you want me to…

(And with my hands)
I’ll show you,
Just what you do to me
Oh my

CHORUS:
She wants to give it all,
She wants to give it all,
Yes she wants to give it all to me…
Tonight
And you know I’d give it back,
You can’t fight this feeling girl
You know that
Let me take you there…
Ooh oh my, oh my

VERSE 2:
It’s a place
We’ve never been before...
Ooh girl,
I wanna explore
Your body’s ready,
Ooh I’m ready
One soft kiss
Let me tell you like this

I don’t wanna wait another day,
I want you babe,
Gonna give you my love,
Rock you away...
I know you like
When I tease you baby,
Ooh I love the games we play
No-one else comes close
To me and you
Lovin’ you like you want me to...

I wanna blow your mind!
Oh my...

CHORUS X2

END SECTION:
Let’s make love
Just gotta make love
Gotta make love,
Ooh tonight, alright...

Gotta make love
I wanna make love, love...
Let’s make love,
Ooh oh my, oh my...

INSTRUMENTAL OUT

© 2015 HAR Productions
Track Name: G.O.N.E.
G.O.N.E.
Written, composed, & performed by HAYDEN RICHARDS
Rap performed by DnG

VERSE 1:
Tell me something babe!
I’m curious,
Did you really think it was possible
To regain my trust?
How could I resist that sexy way you lie...
You gotta be crazy babe,
Out of your mind

I used to thirst for you like water,
But now you make me sick
Isn’t it time for your fix?
Ooh I bet you’re sorry now!

The truth about lies is
They're gonna get to you
But I’m not cryin’ babe,
No I’m not crying babe!

CHORUS:
(Now that you’re gone)
Now that you’re gone I feel better
Now you can’t waste my time!
I broke through the cold and stormy weather,
My heart’s no more on the line!
See girl, now I’m free
You can’t touch me
Can you be surprised I’m glad that,
Now you’re gone

VERSE 2:
Now girl, let’s just rewind
Let’s just take some time...
Weren’t you the one who said you
Could do without my love?
So don’t you run, come back to me
Just ‘cos you’re cold and lonely,
You made your choice and now I’m
Glad I got free of you!

I used to thirst for you like water,
But now you make me sick
Isn’t it time you quit?
Ooh I bet you want me now!

The truth about lies is
They will catch up with you, but -
I’m not crying babe,
No I aint dying babe!

CHORUS

BRIDGE:
Shouldn’t you be on your back right now?
Shouldn’t you be on your knees...?
Shouldn’t you be on your back right now,
It’s where you love to be!
Shouldn’t you be on your back right now,
They wanna hear you beg and plead...
I bet you got everybody slappin’ the gap right now
So don’t you come to me!

RAP:
Now that you're G-O-N-E,
You don't get support from D or HR, not a penny
Now you're gone I'm glad,
I don't care if you're hurting
Can't play a player, baby girl you aint worth it
You know you deserved it
Had it all planned out, it coulda been perfect
Now you's a freak and a cheat
And your character surfaced, you're gone
Hayden tell 'em on the hook & the verses
So long...

CHORUS X3

Now you’re gone
Now you’re gone
Now you’re gone
Now you’re gone
Now you’re gone
Now you’re gone
Now you’re…
(Now that you’re gone)

© 2015 HAR Productions
Track Name: Torn Apart
TORN APART
Written, composed and performed by HAYDEN RICHARDS

VERSE 1:
She says "Baby, I know you love me,
And I need you too, but this'll never do!"
He says "Darling, girl I don’t understand,
I just wanted to be your man,
To love you and hold your hand.."

Boy, you know the score -
I gotta get up, right out this door
Can no longer bear to
Take this pressure no more!

Please, please, please,
Please don’t leave me...
Don’t leave me cold and alone
I’ll never survive if you’re gone

I’m screaming out oh,
Oh no!
No no, no no no

Oh, baby please don’t cry…
Just dry your eyes
I wanna see you smile one last time,
For the last time...

VERSE 2:
Please don’t tell me it’s too late,
Baby we’ve both made mistakes!
This pain,
It won’t go away!
No way...
(It won’t go away no)

Oh, she left me
She left me yeah
And this house aint no home,
She's gone...

VERSE 3:
What am I gon’ say about it?
What am I gon’ do about it?
It hurts me ‘cos she’s so damn cool about it
Now I’m left with a broken heart,
Should've treated her right from the start…
I should have been better,
A better man
Why’d it take me so long to understand?
Just how much she means to me
It’s only now I see...

I was the fool who kept his love on lockdown!
Where is she now...
You won't know what you've got till it’s gone
So get to know

CHORUS X2:
If you find love,
Hold on tight and don’t you let go now...
‘Cos you don’t wanna end up with a broken heart,
You don’t wanna end up torn apart
Don’t take it for granted!
Understand the difference
Between want and need
Or you’ll feel the pain of a broken heart
You’ll be left torn apart

INSTRUMENTAL/BEATBOX OUT

© 2015 HAR Productions
Track Name: #BLACKVelvet
#BLACKVELVET
Written, composed & performed by HAYDEN RICHARDS

CHORUS:
I’ve got a #Black heart
So don’t you mess with me baby
All #Black suit
With the #Blacked out shades
#BLACKVelvet on the sheets
‘Cos she likes the feel baby
I’m the deepest shade of #Schwarz
All #Black everything

VERSE 1:
Mystery and power
At the midnight hour
I’m stealthy like the Raven
With a bite like the #BlackMamba
Cool and in control
The origins of Soul
I embody elegance
So don’t dictate my role

#Black cat, no #BlackPanther
Prepare yourself ‘cos I’m coming atcha
#Black on #Black hat, tilt that to the side
Patent leather shoes you can watch me glide
#Black ice, no #BlackDiamonds
I’m ‘bout unleash my inner tribesman
I’m not French but, I’ve got a thing for #Noir…

CHORUS

VERSE 2:
Smooth like oil
Ancient blood so royal
Now I know my history
I’ll never slave or toil
I move like a Ninja
To the beats of #Africa
Infectious is my rhythm
Shake your body faster

#Black wheels, no #BlackFerrari
I got the strength of a #Zulu army
#Black on #Black shirt with the #Ebony tie,
Keep looking into my #Charcoal eyes
#Black jet, no #BlackSpaceship
Take you into orbit, I’ll arrange it
I’m not French but, I’ve got a thing for #Noir…

CHORUS X2

BRIDGE:
Dance with me through the #Black night
(Its gonna get #Black tonight)
I’ll show you everything under the moonlight
(I can be your dark delight…)
I’m feeling like the Dark Knight…
So jump in my #Batmobile,
And I’ll take you for a ride…

END SECTION:
Tribal Skank it,
Harlem Shake
Pop it, drop it
Make no mistakes
Welcome to the black groove
Let me see your black moves
I wanna see your black moves
Let me see your black moves

Martin Luther,
Malcolm X,
Michael Jackson,
Better than the rest
It’s Mr. Richards,
Giving you #BLACKVelvet
I’m smooth like #BLACKVelvet
The deepest #Black

© 2015 HAR Productions
Track Name: WTC: Welcome To Conspiracy
WTC: WELCOME TO CONSPIRACY
Written, composed & performed by HAYDEN RICHARDS

CHORUS:
Aint gonna be no Dollars baby
They're gonna know your every move
They already got your number baby
So you better be careful what you do
No subconscious, no mind
Tell me where's your privacy?
Global deception is all you find…
Welcome to the conspiracy!

VERSE 1:
Tick tock goes the clock
Time‘s running out, soon it will stop
When the day comes and the sun will drop
Better hold on to the love you’ve got
Lies, deceit, power, control
Aint gonna stop ‘till they reach their goal
Alot of you believe everything you're told
But which one of us is gonna break the mould?

Terror attacks, know your facts,
Who do you think orchestrated that?
They use your fear, every year
Take away more liberties you hold dear
Somebody once said “They Don’t Care About Us”
Be careful of where you put your trust
Open your eyes and you will see…
Conspiracy!

CHORUS

VERSE 2:
Nobody wants to talk about ‘the industry’
Hiding the truth so vigorously
Negative lyrics like a prophecy
But I aint gonna let you brainwash me…
Little young girls spreading themselves around
Like that new video, she really gets down
"Do me, Do me baby" is the popular sound
But still no unity can be found!

I love it too - the bass, the groove
But pay attention to what you’re vibzin’ to
Listen close you’ll find, the message behind
All they wanna do is influence your mind
Sex-sex-sex-sex-sex, violence
How long will we keep silent?
(This is the world now!) Can’t you see!?
(It’s the) Conspiracy!

CHORUS

BRIDGE:
As time goes by,
We gotta look up to the sky
‘Cos It’s an evil in disguise…
Ooh we’re fast asleep,
What’s it gonna take for us to wake up, wake up!?

GUITAR SOLO [CHARLIE SAS]

CHORUS X4

REVERSED VOCALS/TERROR OUT

© 2015 HAR Productions
Track Name: Mother & Child
MOTHER & CHILD
Composed & performed by HAYDEN RICHARDS
Written by HAYDEN RICHARDS & SIMON PEREIRA

VERSE 1:
Imagine all the damage
Imagine all the pain
When you left him by the wayside
And you locked your heart away
Imagine being 8 years old
Having nowhere you can call home
From the moment you were born
You were left out of love

When you gave up on him
And you sent that boy away
Did you feel anything?
Or were you numb to all the pain?

CHORUS:
Mother,
Do you know where your son is?
It’s been a long time since you’ve seen him last
To you he was nothing but a burden,
Too much to cope with
But all he wanted to be is loved

VERSE 2:
Was he asking for too much
The need for a mothers love
To encourage and build him up
Guess he was never good enough
You made him feel
Like he was nothing
Worthless and abandoned
Broken and abused

When you sent your boy away
Did you feel anything?
Are you immune to all his pain?

CHORUS

BRIDGE:
Do you have any regrets?
Can you live with yourself?
Do you lose sleep at night
When you think of your child
Did you ever think to call?
Was he ever on your mind?
Do you know where he is now?
Is that boy even alive

CHORUS

CHORUS:
Mother,
Do you know where your son is?
It’s been a long time since you’ve seen him last
To you he was nothing but a burden,
Too much to cope with
But all I wanted to be is loved

INSTRUMENTAL OUT

© 2015 HAR Productions
Track Name: Dance Therapy
DANCE THERAPY
Written, composed & performed by HAYDEN RICHARDS

VERSE 1:
There come those times
in everyone’s life
(When you’re on the verge of losing your mind)
Those problems just won’t let you be
(You know you just can’t take the pressure but only you can see it)
The walls, they’re closing in on you
(A million new barriers for you to get through)
Nobody understands what it’s like to be in your shoes
(Never enough is the result of all you do)

But I just put my records on,
Yeah, yeah!
It’s the best thing when that beat just takes me on, I’m gone!

When my body moves, I dance away from you
So please, I gotta find my peace
Just leave me alone…

CHORUS:
When the world seems like it’s all against you
Just tell me what are you gonna do?
Feels like you’re fighting a losing battle sometimes
But there’s nothing better than a good rhyme
Music gets down in your soul
Just gotta move, gotta lose control oh,
Oh no no,
Just leave me alone…

VERSE 2:
You’re sick of telling everyone that it’s fine
(Told the same lies, time after time)
Always picking up the blame!
(They take it out on you, because of their shame)
Desperation, frustration, it flows through you
(Just can’t help feeling so damn damn blue)
But I found the remedy, yeah it’s true
(There’s a light at the end of the tunnel, here’s what you do)

‘Cos you just gotta put your records on
Yeah!
They can’t hurt you when that beat just takes you on, you’re gone!

My body moves, and I forget all about you
So please, I just need release
Just leave me alone…

CHORUS

BRIDGE:
Ballroom, Tap, Jazz and Ballet,
Hip-Hop, Swing, Bop and Classical
It doesn’t matter what kind of dance you do
Just as long as it helps you get through
Oh, oh no…

CHORUS

END SECTION:
Leave me alone
Just leave me alone
Leave me alone,
When that beat comes on yes I’ll be gone, yeah

(That beat comes on…and I'll be gone!)

EXTENDED DANCE INSTRUMENTAL OUT

© 2015 HAR Productions
Track Name: Like Murder
LIKE MURDER
Written, composed & performed by HAYDEN RICHARDS

VERSE 1:
She’s got a beautiful smile
She’s done her hair up nicely
She goes to see a man; she wants to feel real good...
But it’s not me, it’s not me
She didn’t even tell me why; maybe I’ll never know
I didn’t want to believe my eyes, oh no
She hurt me in my deepest part,
She stabbed me through my heart...

CHORUS:
Is it soft where you lay your head?
I hope it’s warm in his bed
Then maybe you’ll think it was worth it,
That maybe I deserved it
How else could you be so cold?
You stabbed me through my soul
I loved you like no other,
It’s killing me like murder...

VERSE 2:
She doesn’t try to explain
Because there’s nothing she can say
Remember all the promises we made?
All the love we made
How could you go and throw it all away?
I gave you all I had to give!
Weren’t it good enough for you?
I’m fighting so hard to live
It’s like the whole world’s not true
You stopped at nothing to get your thrill
I never thought you’d kill

CHORUS

BRIDGE:
You put a gun up to my head, and then you blew it all away!
Those 3 years we spent together, was it just a game to play?
To betray...
Now I’m left to drown here in my tears,
There’s only me in sorrow here
I can’t bear the memories,
Knowing it’s only fantasy
I hope one day you’ll hurt the same
So you can feel the pain I feel
I wish I’d known that love could kill...

CHORUS X2

INSTRUMENTAL OUT

© 2015 HAR Productions
Track Name: Can't Wait
CAN'T WAIT
Composed & performed by HAYDEN RICHARDS
Written by HAYDEN RICHARDS & SIMON PEREIRA

VERSE 1:
Can’t wait ‘till I find you girl
Brown eyes and the prettiest smile
Body’s so curvaceous it hurts me,
Real smart, rocking urban style
Everything about you is real,
From your hair to your manicured nails
Your attitude’s inspiring babe!
Put us together, we can’t fail

I can’t wait
Need your love, I’mma find it
And once it’s mine I’mma ride it
‘Till the wheels fall off I’mma ride it, uh
Babe…
I can’t wait no more,
I said I can’t wait no more
I just need your loving

CHORUS:
(I can’t wait)
‘Till I get to hold you baby
(I can’t wait)
‘Till I get to love you girl
(I can’t wait)
‘Till I get to give you the finer things
(I can’t wait)
You can share my world
(’Said I can’t wait, no more)
‘Said I can’t wait!
(No more)
No I can’t wait!
(No more)
‘Said I can’t wait no…
(Wait, wait I can’t wait)

VERSE 2:
I‘ve been searchin’ high and low
Come across every kind of woman
But I still aint found the one
That I wanna take home
When I get her I‘mma treat her so good,
Like a king I’mma serve my queen
And she wont have to worry ‘bout anything
She can put it all on me

I can’t wait
‘Till I make you my girl,
Take you ‘round the world
More precious than diamonds and pearls, yeah
Babe…
I can’t wait no more,
I said I can’t wait no more
I just need your loving

CHORUS

BRIDGE:
I can’t get you off my mind,
You’ve been on it all day
Promise not to waste your time,
Once you’re right here with me
And I won’t ever get enough of
Your sweet lovin’ babe
I’ve been around the world and I
I can’t wait!

CHORUS X2

SPOKEN/RAP:
Uh, I’ve waited patiently...
I’ve waited patiently, what
So tell me if you see,
That perfect girl for me
She’s classy and sexy,
Cute, intelligent and funny
That special girl for me…
(Wait, wait I can’t wait)
Oh!

INSTRUMENTAL OUT

© 2015 HAR Productions
Track Name: Slow
SLOW
Written, composed and performed by HAYDEN RICHARDS

VERSE 1:
Tonight you are my gemstone
My diamond in the rough
Let me rub you down babe,
I’ll make you sparkle by the morning
I got exactly what you ordered
You aint gotta wait no more...
But I’m gonna take my time baby,
You gon’ feel every tremor...
Ooh! Let me kiss you
Anywhere you want
Anything you request,
I got that for you
My pretty baby,
You work so hard
No use counting the hours babe,
I gotta slow it down...

CHORUS:
Slow...
Mmm slow
Nice and slow
I’m gon’ make you savour me
Mmm slow
Nice and slow...
‘Gon give it to you slow
Gonna make you want me...

VERSE 2:
Ooh I love it when you call me Mr. Richards...
Yes you can call me sir
Cos I’m your teacher tonight,
So lets get to work
Its time to sit your examination...
And baby I’ll be the pen,
Writing the alphabet all over your paper
Ooh! What do we have here?
You've been a naughty girl...
You've got yourself all wet
I haven’t even begun yet...
Mmm this is how I go down
You taste so damn good
Put my initials right here
The way no-one else could...

CHORUS

BRIDGE:
(Whoa)
You’re the kinda woman I’ve been waiting for...
(Whoa)
That feeling deep inside you got you wanting more...
(Whoa)
Your body’s all dripping, your river’s gonna flow...
(Whoa)
Baby take it slow

CHORUS X3

WHISPER INTERLUDE & BREAKDOWN OUT

© 2015 HAR Productions