Song of the Day #2,755: ‘Sunday Candy’ – Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment

donnie_trumpet_surfThere’s a certain thrill that comes with having no idea what to expect before firing up a song. Everything on the Pazz & Jop poll so far has been a known quantity, even if I’d never heard the song. I can pretty much guess what a Missy Elliott song is going to sound like before hitting play.

But tied for #14 on the 2015 poll (following Jack U and Justin Bieber, who fall at #13 with ‘Where Are U Now’) is a song called ‘Sunday Candy’ by a band called Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment.

What might this be? A swing band? Alternative rock? Rap, like most of this damn list? I have no idea. Time to find out.

Hmm… maybe all of the above? According to Pitchfork, The Social Experiment “features Chance [the Rapper], Donnie Trumpet (the alias of Nico Segal), Peter Cottontale, and Nate Fox.” I don’t know any of those guys, save some very brief exposure to Chance the Rapper.

The band’s debut album, Surf, is available as a free iTunes download. I just downloaded it (can’t argue with free). This song has an infectious vibe even if the rapped verses are a bit cringeworthy. They’re charmingly so.

[Verse 1: Chance the Rapper]
She could say in her voice, in her way that she love me
With her eyes, with her smile, with her belt, with her hands, with her money
I am the thesis of her prayers
Her nieces and her nephews are just pieces of the layers
Only ones she love as much as me is Jesus Christ and Taylor
I got a future so I’m singing for my grandma
You singing too, but your grandma ain’t my grandma
Mine’s is hand made, pan fried, sun dried
Southside, and beat the devil by a landslide
Praying with her hands tied, president of my fan club, saying to her
Something told me I should bring my butt to church[Hook: Jamila Woods]
You gotta move it slowly
Take and eat my body like it’s holy
I’ve been waiting for you for the whole week
I’ve been praying for you, you’re my Sunday candy
You gotta move it slowly
Take and eat my body like it’s holy
I’ve been waiting for you for the whole week
I’ve been praying for you, you’re my Sunday candy

[Bridge: Jamila Woods]
Come on in this house, cause it’s gonna rain
Rain down Zion, it’s gonna rain
You better come on in this house, cause it’s gonna rain
Rain down Zion, it’s gonna rain

[Verse 2: Chance the Rapper]
I come to church for the candy, your peppermints is the truth
I’m pessimistic on Monday if I had tweaked and missed you
You look so good with that hat on, had to match with the shoes
Came and dressed in the satin, I came and sat in your pew
I come to Christmas for dinner, fifty rolls on my plate
Hella holes in my stocking holding your pockets in place
I like my love with a budget, I like my hugs with a scent
You smell like light, gas, water, electricity, rent
You sound like why the gospel choir got so tired
Singin his praises daily basis so I gotta try it
You’re my dreamcatcher, dream team, team captain
Matter fact, I ain’t seen you in a minute let me take my butt to church

[Bridge: Jamila Woods]
Come on in this house, cause it’s gonna rain
Rain down Zion, it’s gonna rain
You better come on in this house, cause it’s gonna rain
Rain down Zion, it’s gonna rain

[Hook: Jamila Woods]
You gotta move it slowly
Take and eat my body like it’s holy
I’ve been waiting for you for the whole week
I’ve been praying for you, you’re my Sunday candy
You gotta move it slowly
Take and eat my body like it’s holy
I’ve been waiting for you for the whole week
I’ve been praying for you, you’re my Sunday candy
You gotta move it slowly
Take and eat my body like it’s holy
I’ve been waiting for you for the whole week
I’ve been praying for you, you’re my Sunday candy

[Bridge: Jamila Woods and Others]
Come on in this house, cause it’s gonna rain
Rain down Zion, it’s gonna rain
You better come on in this house, cause it’s gonna rain
Rain down Zion, it’s gonna rain

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2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #2,755: ‘Sunday Candy’ – Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment

  1. Dana says:

    Yeah, the lyrics aren’t great, but I kinda like this.

  2. Peg says:

    I like it too 🙂

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