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هورا, Ollie!

Ever since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, Iran's leadership has banned influences of western culture. Rock and roll music is prohibited, so is dancing in public. But when it comes to skateboarding a growing community of young rebels is putting up resistance.

02/05/18 18:33:45
02/05/18 18:33:45

enough to carry two!"
She said "Bow, I weigh a
hundred and twenty pounds
now, let me make one thing
clear I don't need to ride
yours, I got mine right here"
So she took him to a spot he
didn't know about Some
odd-end apartment parking
lot She said "I don't normally
take dates in here" Security
came and said "I'm sorry, there's
no skating here!"


[Intro]

Uh, What up y'all? Yeah
Soundtrakk, what's popping
baby? This one right here,
I dedicate this one right here
To all my homies out there
grinding You know what
I'm saying? Legally and
illegally, haha
You know what I'm talking
about? So, check it out, uh

[Verse 1]

First got it when he was six,
didn't know any tricks
Matter of fact, first time he got
on it, he slipped Landed on his
hip and busted his lip For a
week, he had to talk with a lisp,
like thisss Now we can end
the story right here But shorty
didn't quit, it was something
in the air Yeah, he said it was
something so appealing He
couldn't fight the feeling,
something about it He knew he
couldn't doubt it, couldn't
understand it Branded, since
the first kickflip he landed, uh
Labeled a misfit, a bandit
Ka-kunk, ka-kunk, ka-kunk
His neighbors couldn't stand it
So, he was banished to the park
Started in the morning,
wouldn't stop 'til after dark
Yeah, when they said "It's
getting late in here So I'm sorry,
young man, there's no skating here"

[Hook]

And so he kick, push, kick, push
Kick, push, kick, push; coast
And away he rolled
Just a rebel to the world
with no place to go
And so he kick, push, kick, push
Kick, push, kick, push; coast
So come and skate with me
Just a rebel looking for a
place to be So let's kick and
push and coast Uh, uh, uh

[Verse 2]

My man got a little older,
became a better roller
Yeah, no helmet,
hell bent on killing himself
Is what his mama said,
but he was feeling himself
Got a little more swagger in
his style Met his girlfriend,
she was clapping in the crowd
Love is what what was
happening to him now
He said "I would marry you
but I'm engaged to these
aerials and varials and I don't
think this board is strong
enough to carry two!"
She said "Bow, I weigh a
hundred and twenty pounds
now, let me make one thing
clear I don't need to ride
yours, I got mine right here"
So she took him to a spot he
didn't know about Some
odd-end apartment parking
lot She said "I don't normally
take dates in here" Security
came and said "I'm sorry, there's
no skating here!"

Abo Atash Skatepark Tehran
Abo Atash Skatepark Tehran

hundred and twenty pounds
now, let me make one thing
clear I don't need to ride
yours, I got mine right here"
So she took him to a spot he
didn't know about Some
odd-end apartment parking
lot She said "I don't normally
take dates in here" Security
came and said "I'm sorry, there's
no skating here!"

[Hook]

And so they kick, push,
kick, push, kick, push, kick,
push; coast And away they
roll Just lovers intertwined
with no place to go And so
they kick, push, kick, push
Kick, push, kick, push; coast
So come and skate with me
Just a rebel looking for a
place to be So let's kick, uh,
uh And push, yeah, yeah and
coast, yeah, uh

[Verse 3]

Yeah, yeah
Before he knew, he had a crew
that wasn't no punk in they Spitfire
shirts and SB dunks they would
push 'til they couldn't skate no more
Office building lobbies wasn't
safe no more and it wasn't like they
wasn't getting chased no more
Just the freedom was better than
breathing, they said an escape
route they used to escape out
When things got crazy, they needed
to break out they'd head to any
place with stairs any good grinds,
the world was theirs and their four
wheels would take them there until
the cops came and said
"There's no skating here"

هورا, Ollie!
Personal Project
Tehran, 2018


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