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Availability

by Death Ray Robin

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fzzylvndr It's amazing, insane replay value, perfectly captures how I feel about my free time and how I've sworn to protect it, and I love it so much I think I bought it twice????????
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I built this song using GarageBand sometime around August of 2021, and I recorded the vocals in June 2022. I wrote "Availability" because I felt like folks in my life wanted more from me and my free time.

Your unscheduled time belongs to you!!!! You don't need to give people your entire schedule so they can know when to plan the next meeting; just give them the dates you're available.

Yes, you're gonna need an appointment if you wanna meet up with me. No, I'm not planning on extending my office hours. I still have love for you, tho!!!!!

lyrics

My free time is not availability
It’s gospel truth, this is my trinity:
Respect my name and my body, my time

So, you finally got me through the door
Said I’m perfect, but now, you want more (You said,)
"You ain’t doin nothing, so you’re free
Baby, come and spend that time on me"

My free time is not availability
No further questions or apologies
So take a number; get back of the line
Say what you want, but all I need from you:
Better swear that you are always going to
Respect the boundaries regarding my time

Do I have to spell it out for you?
Let me tell you what we ain’t gon’ do
I’m not saying you have to agree
My unscheduled time belongs to me

My free time is not availability
What don’t you get? I’m not your property
Respect my boundary, no crossing the line
Say what you want, but all I need from you:
Better swear that you are always going to
Respect the boundaries regarding my time

I only do the shit I wanna do (limiting your access)
No pressure from you (to me)

My free time is not availability
It’s gospel truth, this is my trinity:
Respect my name and my body, my time
Say what you want, but all I need from you:
Better swear that you are always going to
Respect the boundaries surrounding my life

My free time is not availability

credits

released May 19, 2023
Vocals recorded by Uzoma Udogwu at Orpheus Sounds in Columbia, SC
Mixed by Uzoma Udogwu at Orpheus Sounds in Columbia, SC
Mastered by Joe Lambert at Joe Lambert Mastering in Cortland, NY
Written and Produced by Death Ray Robin
Guitar- Ross Swinson
Bass- Chris Gardner
Additional Vocals- Christou DaKeeng

Artwork by Desirée Richardson

Thank you to my friends and family who took time to listen to my drafts!! Thank you to Ross Swinson, Chris Gardner, and Christou DaKeeng for performing on the track, LG for helping with choosing the ~*effects*~ and for helping direct the instrumentalists, Uzi and Orpheus Studios for your talents and support, to my two robins, the folks on my gaming discord who gave constructive feedback on the art.

Thank you to everyone who listens or comes to the shows!!!! See y'all out there!!

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Death Ray Robin Columbia, South Carolina

Death Ray Robin is an Alt-R&B act featuring Black-Korean vocalist Desirée Richardson and a rotating cast of instrumentalists from Columbia, SC. Best known for her mellifluous soprano and straightforward yet poetic pop sensibilities, Richardson vacillates between genres, writing about themes of self-preservation, identity, revenge, forgiveness, and hope. ... more

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