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released January 20, 2010

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Track Name: Sword Swallower
I am the master of my own destiny
I am the leader of my own troop
I am the last person you want to put here
my eye is aimed and I came to shoot

when the mountain would not move
I moved the mountain
when the wind would not breathe
I gave it breath

when the tears that fall as rain
wept upon my face
I sat and wiped what was left

but I can't forget, I can't forget
the pain they have left me to remind the world of
I will not leave them yet
I will not leave them lonely, or forgotten, or deaf
or set to be stolen, or broken, and left to be loaned
and left all alone in a hole
that was dug to the depths of your soul
but I will still love you, if love's what you want

if hate's all you've got
then I'll strip it out
and speak through your mouth
the words you should be saying now
are words that were left a million years ago
by those who did not speak words

and I am not Martin
and I am not Luther
but I am the author
of my own future

and I will not rest
no sleep will I accept
the tyranny taught to our children
is hard to digest
but I ate, and I taste
the hate that flows through your mind
every time that you speak out
you reach out to hurt by design

and I will not take this
not one more time, not one more thought
and I will still bring this
'cuz I will not stop
and I will not drop, 'cuz I will be fought
and I will not leave you to rot
no! the world is my home
and I will not leave it to blow
in the wind and the hatred of those
in the wind and the hatred of those
of those, of those, opposed to truth

if you, you don't understand
I am not some man
who needs to be led
to food just to be fed
'cuz I will contend
with all that I've given
from all that I've taken
as I have been livin'
[lying down]
Track Name: Slave Name
you can't put me in your little box
get a grip
I'm not a contortionist
I wouldn't fit

I don't follow the guidelines
that guide you to be godless
don't give a fuck about your justice
just me being honest

repurcussions, I'm accustomed
I'm used to it now
in this soap opera world
we do what pleases the crowd

what pleases me
is seein' people actin' civil
but here the way to grow
is just to crush the little

took kunta kinte
gave him a slave name
now motherfuckers wanna do me the same way
maybe you'll see me
but I'm wonderin'
don't know my name
but you know what my number is

break me, break me
and I'm up again
break me, break me
and I run again

take me, make me
what you've given me
double oh five
seven four six
triple three

to cash your checks
they gotta check your identity
but gov'ment papers ain't my I.D.
the banks are whips
in the new plantation
database scans
are the chains on the nation

it's just a number
and numbers don't matter
it's fatter
they climbin' that ladder
to get to corporate success
but y'all are just wet behind the ears
y'all are just a bunch of years
away from your death

and I don't give a fuck what's left
you've earned it
but you didn't earn shit
get ready to die
'cuz this ain't a ride
this is life
and y'all about to fall by the wayside
right!

took kunta kinte
gave him a slave name
now motherfuckers wanna do me the same way
maybe you'll see me
but I'm wonderin'
don't know my name
but you know what my number is

break me, break me
and I'm up again
break me, break me
and I run again

take me, make me
what you've given me
double oh five
seven four six
triple three

you all sold your soul
but I won't sell mine, no
[can't take me, cannot take me]
you all sold your soul
you all sold your soul, nah!
[can't take me, cannot take me]

took kunta kinte
gave him a slave name
now motherfuckers wanna do me the same way
maybe you'll see me
but I'm wonderin'
don't know my name
but you know what my number is

break me, break me
and I'm up again
break me, break me
and I run again

take me, make me
what you've given me
double oh five
seven four six
triple three
Track Name: Under My Bed
racin' mind, racin' mind

racin' mind
ninty-miles-an-hour and risin'
contemplating secrets on a mountain with wise men
devisin' surprisin'
prophetical diamonds
visualisin' california separate into islands
my eyes bend
I see the sights of Nostadamus
bombarding bombs
collosal craters made by comets
my wisdom born in the torn form of seven sonnets
I promise, to put an end to every Doubting Thomas
beyond this, I sank into a greater calmness
the evil in me started having battles with my conscience
the war waged saved - I found myself astonished
the evil just released the things that good had first abolished
I overheard Hitler being raped by Jack the Ripper
and Salinger was taking notes to paint the hellish picture
and on his flaming throne sat Dahmer's lone aquitter
with a ghastly voice Satan did proclaim himself the victor

in my head

when I was young
I hid from monsters underneath my bed
but now I know the demons come from
deep inside my head
I gotta get away from this hell
but I can't get away from myself

when I was young
I hid from monsters underneath my bed
but now I know the demons come from
deep inside my head
I gotta get away from this hell
but I can't get away from myself

it's so demonic, I've gone psychotic
somebody stop it
the pain in my brain
like a train on my body
the mental burnin'
it's re-occurin'
no reassurin'
no way to know
if I'll be here in the mornin'
I lay me down to sleep
pray to God for relief
and fear to be released
is to be deceased
I'm mentally obese
I never cease to increase
so when I go
may I rest in peace
please?

when I was young
I hid from monsters underneath my bed
but now I know the demons come from
deep inside my head
I gotta get away from this hell
but I can't get away from myself
Track Name: Hourglass
yo, yo
I'm a live this track like a time machine
rewind it back to when I conceived
in the moment I wrote this, I believed
I could somehow hold this time for me
in a place and a state where my mind could meet
with a pen and a sheet and a timely beat
and it's then I pretend I had finally beat
back time but instead I would find defeat

all I got is my memories
one moment in time will never be
that long, it keeps movin' on
but I still got time for a song

all I got is my memories
one moment in time will never be
that long, it keeps movin' on
so I locked my time in a song

you can't pause the sand in the glass
like you've got both hands in a cast
you might detain one grain from it's path
but it will slip by and you can't get it back
it's gone, you can't hold on to the last
the next one's comin' and it's comin' in fast
it's blessed, stretched by the shadow it casts
but ticks don't ever get measured by a mass

all I got is my memories
one moment in time will never be
that long, it keeps movin' on
but I still got time for a song

all I've got is my memories
one moment in time will never be
that long, it keeps movin' on
so I locked my time in a song

the future's fantastic
past is a pageant
present is a gift like it's magick
wrap it up, after one moment it passes
you only get one chance to grasp it
clutch tight to the clock, the watch, whatever
the hands make plans for the flock
but never stop shifting in constant movement
the tock's reminiscent of a liquid
it's fluid, it's hot, it's hold, it's so consistent
it's not controlled by those resistant to change
and claim to name the difference
between two moments in time an instant
for instance, this little song I've written
probably only goes three minutes or so
and so I'm a flow to the finish
and know that I didn't just listen
I lived it

all I got is my memories
one moment in time will never be
that long, it keeps movin' on
but I still got time for a song

all I got is my memories
one moment in time will never be
that long, it keeps movin' on
so I locked my time in a song
Track Name: Sardinia
die
you and I die

this is how we die
we decimate supply
it resonates in the rate
we created lives
but we don't wanna go
we wanna beat it out
the population grows
it never evens out
so we speak about
a greener way to live
and people come to believe
that's the way it is
but this is how it's been
we overpopulated
'cuz human animals are
obsessed with copulatin'

remember what you heard
it wasn't just rumors
our only place
is to generate new consumers
baby boomers, the vein of our economy
the kids who became a strain on our economy
and yeah, it's complicated
as it convolesces
the conversation has redirected our objectives
the elected officials of our collective
are stuck sifting through the mess they were left with

[what is the ultimate science can offer?]
[we have been given continuous life, perpetual life]

die

this is how we die
we decimate supply
it resonates in the way
that we stay alive
'cuz we don't wanna go
we wanna beat it out
the population grows
it never evens out
so we speak about
a cleaner way to live
and people's faith gets
replaced by its medicine
when all it really is, even at its best
is a high-priced liable educated guess
it may be viable, it may be over-rated
but its reliablity has been overstated
and its deniablity has been demonstrated
'til the caution for the cause
gets elevated
then we celebrate it
we honor the survivors
even though in the end they will die to spite it
I don't try to hide it
even if it's awkward
it's so absurd y'all are prayin' to a doctor

[what is the ultimate science can offer?]
[we have been given continuous life, perpetual life]

die

you can live it up
and you can live it out
or you can give it up
and you can live without
or can suck it up
and you can stick it out
or you can think enough
to try to figure out

how to make it better
how to fix the problem
my suggestion is
there's only two options
stop makin' babies
or let people die
I say a little of both
but I'll let you decide
Track Name: Hexagram
and he said "what does it mean to be a Sword of I-Ching?"
and I said:
it means that the truth shall follow my sword stroke
down the line, through the mind
and the hypocricy shall fall where it may
until those who are hypocrites
are left with nothing left to yell

swords!
[swordsmen we are]
[swordsmen we are, yeah!]
Track Name: Snowglobe
war!

it ain't black versus white
there ain't no black side
there ain't no backside
'cuz there ain't no
backin' out now

fight the white world
fight it with grey
much to their dismay
ha!

welcome to the white world
this is how it goes
say the right things
wear the right clothes
strike a right pose
a few years later
plop down eighty-grand
for a piece of paper
drop your real friends
chase the industry
say goodbye to your culture and history
say hello to a system of synergy
pray to the god of a cold-cash ministry
you feelin' me?
it goes like:
those who don't know where they came from
are snow white
I don't care if you black, man
you so white
anybody that knows, knows I'm so right
y'all are so snowed in that you frost-bitten
got you so closed in that you not livin'
y'all are so frozen that you've lost vision
there's a blizzard outside and you lost in it

you don't like that?
you can fight back
take your blinders off
get your sight back
gettin' pushed 'round?
push right back
put your snowplow down
push white back

you don't like that?
you can fight back
take all of they crap
and give it right back
find the right track of mind
to spite that
think about it for a minute
get your life back

welcome to the white world
now what the tell?
I shouldn't say this shit
but what they hell
young girls don't try
'cuz you might as well
wait for a guy
to come save you from yourselves
no offense meant 'cuz some of y'all are strong
but even strong women sometimes play along
and maybe it's a game that y'all are tryin' to win
but either way y'all are so snowed in

medicine's a mythical scientifical crapshoot
based in a peripheral outlined in attitude
laced with some stereotypically placed latitude
hastened by some educational platitudes
laws get made by popularity contests
far more often than by an act of congress
concepts creep constantly closer to compress
people's minds enter the box
but it's all nonsense

you don't like that?
you can fight back
take your blinders off
get your sight back
gettin' pushed 'round?
push right back
put your snowplow down
push white back

you don't like that?
you can fight back
take all of they crap
and give it right back
find the right track of mind
to spite that
think about it for a minute
get your life back

it's a snowglobe
it's so cold
keepin' people from a past
that they don't know
folks livin' they lives
with the lights off
not a question in they minds
'cuz they white washed

it's a snowglobe
it's so cold
keepin' people from a past
that they don't know
folks livin' they lives
with the lights off
not a question in they minds
'cuz they white washed
Track Name: King Wen
the sword cuts souls in half
[cut 'em up, cut 'em up]
swords!
[sword, sword]
Track Name: Cycle of Life
all along we singin' the same song
we knew that it was wrong
still we passin' them traits on

[do as I say, not as I do]
[how 'bout "do as I do"?]

all along we singin' the same song
we knew that it was wrong
still we passin' them traits on

well he was born prematurely
by a month and in one week
his body shook 'cuz he needed
crack in his blood stream

and some seemed to think
that it was only a phase
but most figured it would
take him straight to the grave

and so they ho'd him to the system
and told him he was a victim
and sold him on how they fixin'
'bout puttin' him on prescriptions

and lo-and-behold
the plot thickens
'cuz all that they could give him
was another addiction

and I don't have the words to express
the hurt that burned in his chest
the terms pressed to his pursed lips
were worthless

from birth
he flirted with a certain duress
depression clung to him
tighter than a shirt when it's wet

and now he's just another gritty kiddy
livin' obsessed
with drugs, alcohol, firearms,
women and sex

and some would suggest
life's only a test
but he was so convinced that this
was just as good as it gets

all along we singin' the same song
we knew that it was wrong
still we passin' them traits on

all along we singin' the same song
we knew that it was wrong
still we passin' them traits [word]

young girl
dreamin' of bein' set free
mom was alcoholic
and her dad was a deadbeat

and step-daddy's grabby hands
were lookin' for fresh meat
but a ten-year-old girl's body
oughta be left be

she ran away, hopin' she could
find some solution
but wound up workin'
a line of prostitution

the money that she made
was the money that paid
for drugs to bury all the memories
she couldn't escape

she spiraled down into
the cycle of self-loathing
and even though she wanted
to die it kept goin'

her belly started growin'
got clean for a while
she was determined she could
make a better life for her child

now she's just a mother
tryin' to keep her child in her sight
to him she's just a mother worried
tryin' to stiffle his rights

and he is just another
warrior disciple tonight
and this is just another story
in the cycle of life

all along we singin' the same song
we knew that it was wrong
still we passin' them traits on
Track Name: Provocation
think think think
think about it
get it right

some think I'm Mr. Maine
some think I'm Mr. Hope
some think I'm Mr. Change
some think I'm Mr. Broke
some think I missed the plane
some think I missed the boat
some think it's just a game
some think I'm just a joke
some think I'm Mr. Lame
some think I'm Mr. Cool
some think I'm Mr. Strange
some think I'm just a fool
some think it's just a name
some think it's just an act
some think I think I'm black
yeah, imagine that

create a counter-culture
that counters the counter-culture's
creative account of culture
you can't account for culture

think think think
think about it
get it right

some think I'm Mr. Hick
some think I'm Mr. Hopeless
some think I'm just a prick
some think I'm firmly focused
some of 'em hardly notice
personified dopeness
some think it don't exist
some think that I'm the closest
some think that I'm the coldest
some think I'm Mr. Ice
some think I'm warm as shit
some think I'm Mr. Nice
some think I'm on a mission
some think I'm on the brink
but all I ever really wanted
was for y'all to think

some people said that they seen it just like they said it is
some people shook it and swallowed it like a sedative
some people got it and gave it so they could get to give
some people leave it and love it so they could let it live

some people follow they forefathers as ediface
some of 'em sever their sorrows so they can set with it
some of 'em simply don't suffer and kept it seperate
some of 'em don't wanna bother so they accepted it

create a counter-culture
that counters the counter-culture's
creative account of culture
you can't account for culture
Track Name: Plantation
what it is, what it is, what it is
what it is, what it is, what it is
what it is, what it is, what it is
what it is, what it is, what it is

two bald boys in a trailer park
it's just two bald boys in a trailer park
just two bald boys in a trailer park
just two bald boys in a trailer park

the soul feels old
but it looks much younger
break-fast
like I just left slumber
heave load
'cuz I can't stop hunger
know what I know
but I can't stop wonder

seen what it is
dreamed what it should be
live as I live
'cuz I know what I could be
fight the good fight
humble 'em all
still
I might stumble and fall

but I get back up
'cuz I just can't cave
even if I never really
get what I gave
it's a two-way street
and it goes both ways
so I sow my seeds
while I dig my grave

dig my soil
pick my brain
flood this field
like I slit my vein
yup, bust 'til I
reap my grain
y'all oughta hush
'til you reach my plane

gotta lotta dreams
but they don't come true
gotta lotta schemes
but they all fall through
seen what you see
but you don't know truth, man
they gotta trees but they
don't bear fruit
gotta lotta trees but they
don't bear fruit
gotta lotta trees but they
don't bear fruit
seen what you see
but they don't know truth, man
they gotta lotta trees but they
don't bear fruit
[it is what it is, it is what it is]

two bald boys in a trailer park
it's just two bald boys in a trailer park
it's just two bald boys in a trailer park
it's just two bald boys in a trailer park

lives so young
but he still gets older
dressed in the clothes
of a vet or a soldier
vexed if he lets y'all
step any closer
set to accept
all the rest of the loners

set to collect
'cuz he knows he knows right
set to invest
'cuz he owns his own life
oh, so he goes his own way
stressed when he is
but he knows he's okay

alright, life moves on
still feel like I gotta
right these wrongs
still feel like I gotta
fight these throngs
like, when I gotta
write this song

built - on a beat
made by Timms
my words
hang like fruit
on the limbs
of a tree
from a seed he planted
I just hope
y'all cats understand it

gotta lotta dreams
but they don't come true
gotta lotta schemes
but they all fall through
seen what you see
but you don't know truth, man
they gotta trees but they
don't bear fruit
gotta lotta trees but they
don't bear fruit
gotta lotta trees but they
don't bear fruit
seen what you see
but they don't know truth, man
they gotta lotta trees but they
don't bear fruit
[it is what it is, it is what it is]

two bald boys in a trailer park
Track Name: Reliable Rebel
[swing low, I know]
[swing low]

ha!

allies
bringing all surprises
disguises, cover up
I shut 'em up
I cut 'em up
put 'em up
I got my six-guns blazin'
ragin', ridin' shotgun on the stages

pages of paragraphs
rhymes for the ages
Sheriff Tom face
lock enemies in cages
can you keep up?
no, your teams that are lost
intermittantly verbal
that's how the Jewels come across

learn a lesson
I'm stressin'
don't be steppin' to Boss
catchin' vertigo
balance is challenge, yeah
fallin' off
Crown caravan comin'
I crush - competition
demolish the demolition
derivin' the premonition

I calculate
I penetrate
regenerate
I demonstrate
I devastate the magistrate
I moderate liable
pinnacle pliable
reliable rebel
many mental maniacle

conniving conniption
description is pliable
the rival competitors
find my pension desirable
insurmountable bountiful
indescribably powerful
indescretion profession
you find yourself unaccountable

the murderous tourist
you lay your life on the curass
I put my words first
I'm a hip-hop purist

unsung hero
engaged at ground zero
I rage like a bull of Robby Deniro

or like Robert Shapiro
I've got a race card
you can't erase god
you can't displace god
'cause if you disgrace god
you'll have to face god

[swing low, I know]
Track Name: Boulder Stones
you can change your style
change your taste
change your smile
change your face

pick your clothes
pick your friends
you can fix yourself
but you can't fix them

you can fix that drawl
fix that accent
hide your flaws
highlight your assets

hide your past
if you can't get past it
start from scratch
if you get too drastic

augment your breast size
augment your dress size
still not pleased?
there is always a next time

maybe the next time
you'll get the best advice
then you'll
get it done right

live your dreams
chase that star
even if the means
take it way too far

even if it seems
like it's way too hard
you must believe
in the way you are

I am a rock
I am a solid
beware the gasses
they passin' as knowledge

they got the polish
I got the shoes
they got the facts
but I got the truth

they got the seed
but I got the fruit
they got the greed
but I got the juice

they are the seas
and they will induce
me to erode
but I won't be moved

waste your years
waste your youth
waste your tears
waste your loot

waste your time
waste your chance
waste your mind
with a whole lotta can'ts

so face your fears
face your demons
chase them clear
with a little bit of reason

stay sincere
don't stop dreamin'
everybody needs a little
somethin' to believe in

it could be change
it could be progress
it could be sane
it could be nonsense

it could be concepts
it could be objects
it could be natural
or chemical or cosmic

it could be nothin'
to everybody else
it's just that somethin'
you keep for yourself

but if you feel
like this world just
ain't letting you be
remember you've always got me

I am a rock
I am a constant
remain the same
never changin' my content

we ain't to blame
we weren't there from the onset
we just became who we are
through the conflict

I am a rock
Track Name: Mistaken
hate the world
love's the cure
when I hate the world
love's the cure
when I hate the world
rest assured
that when I
hate the world
it loves me more

what!?

y'all got it all backwards really
you couldn't explain God even if you had words
it's sad 'cuz some of y'all
are supposed to be pastors

I just think it's stupid really
it's stupid, it's silly, it's simply numb
you would stone me to death if I don't digress
yet still won't accept what you guilty of

but a sin is a sin
and it will be judged
just not by you
and your filthy mug

so pull your eyes back
drop your blinds back
where your mind at?
not with love

man I hate the world
love's the cure
when I hate the world
love's the cure
when I hate the world
rest assured
that when I
hate the world
it loves me more

y'all got it all twisted up
you stuck in a system of Christian bluffs
I'm sittin' here wishin' you'd listen up
but y'all don't act very Christian much

much, meaning often
on a regular basis your statements exists to judge
and your placement is hastened to this because
old school myths are a bitch to budge

but stop, remember who your savior was
focus on the overall behavior of
Jesus to lead us, to save a love
otherwise who is he the savior of?
not us, it must be a different species
unless she see something other than we see
'cuz me see steadily dissolving rep
or maybe we just aren't done evolving yet

so take the whole world
shake it up
scrape the top six
layers of rust

just lock the hatch man
start from scratch, then
when you done
you can wake me up

take the whole world
rake it up
flood it or some shit
bake it up

make it colder and
start over then
when you done
you can wake me up

man I hate the world
love's the cure
when I hate the world
love's the cure
when I hate the world
rest assured
that when I
hate the world
it loves me more

y'all got it upside down
y'all lookin' for the upside now
patience and trust in God
will find you a way
it really ain't that hard

love your neighbor like self
meaning, not just the guy
nextdoor when he's grieving
but, each and every last person you're meeting
should feel your love even after you're leaving

you were taught you were saved by believing
yes, but not in the man, in the teachings
put your life mission in the right light
stop acting Christian, act Christ like
Track Name: Star Spangled Banter
I generalize
skies fall before they rise
collide with swollen tides
we wise, divide and conquer

the many lives
take sides as death arrives
the strong survive
be hypnotized no longer

the heads of mankind
combine their contribution
nuclear suicide
demise is no solution

surprised both sides
allied in revolution
the evolution
soothsayers retribution

you lie in liberty
you lie in death
I can't forget
can't forgive
my live and let live
just up and left

the subjects can't suppress
their souls as of yet
not lost in a bet
got sold to pay your debt

admonished, adopted conflict
my mouth agape
went to college for knowledge
now wonder: why are we so great?

did fate tie our hands
behind our back with a rack?
exporting guns
at the same time we import crack

oh say can you see
the whites of they eyes?
take an enemy by surprise

still mystified by your manner
your lies and your candor
disguised in your star spangled banter

I started screamin' at
where my people at
swing medieval axe
split your fat mellon
and tell 'em all the logistic facts

one great nation under
God never wrong
we can all get along
if we sing the same song

sound of sirens
domestic violence
statistic heightens
as the right and wrong is
ridiculed in sickly syphon

the rumbled wreckage
of Roman ruin
is doin' nothin'
collective cohesive demons
completely blunted

and runnin' reckless
the roughage rambled
the signal scrambled
the million pictures on the mantle
can't hold a candle

to all we lost in the lesson
so get the message
our last string strung out
on anti-depressants

the Lord God beckons us
we answer thus
we scandalous
my Jesus deconstruct our ediface

we climb mountains
toting flags
then we brag
but in every other it's a rag

oh say can you see
the whites of they eyes?
take an enemy by surprise

still mystified by your manner
your lies and your candor
disguised in your star spangled banter

time shifts in the glass
new fads reflect the past
surpass the generation
as sons turn into dad

the many morals had
get trashed, exchanged for cash
never outlast
the liable trial of good and bad

left your homeland
hungry, thirsty,
poor, and dirty
now we purly worldly
no longer worthy

once tyrants pushed us
'til our palms were purple
and then we rose up
but now we've come full circle

the government sets the mold
takes control
our limitless inhibitions
our rotted souls fortold

the fallen curtain
rise before my eyes
and destiny's legacy
is finally realized

from Kennedy to King
to Lenin to armeggedon
the leader of the pack gets wacked
now where we headed?

justice for all has stalled
I follow through
forgive them Lord
for they know not what they do

oh say can you see
the whites of they eyes?
take an enemy by surprise

still mystified by your manner
your lies and your candor
disguised in your star spangled banter
Track Name: Let the Light In
in the darkest times
you can let the light in

when you are in the darkness
shine, shine

let the light in

you can hide in the shadow of man
'til the light brings you in
resurrect! let your new life begin
what I was doesn't make what I am, what I am
resurrect! let your new life begin

it's not what it seems
everything gleems and shines
we get fitted with blinds
to block the out from the inside

nine lies, nine lives
ravage the mind's eye
life goes by
and you sit on the sidelines

guidelines
evil man's relevant foes
he claims to know truth
but it's only a pose

examine all else
man gathers in droves
examine yourself
and your mind'll explode

let go, behold
watch a man turn cold
while the word from the Father
stays under exposed

stay blind Young Tom
as you ruin the proof
and the light in my eyes
is just darkness to you

no more sleep walkin'
no wakin' and goin' forth
no more just talkin'
I'm takin' a new course

I preach and teach
and plant seeds as I breathe
I'll never concede
'til the whole world believes

you can hide in the shadow of man
'til the light brings you in
resurrect! let your new life begin
what I was doesn't make what I am, what I am
resurrect! let your new life begin

you can hide in the shadow of man
'til the light brings you in
resurrect! let your new life begin
what I was doesn't make what I am, what I am
resurrect! let your new life begin

I can't sleep at night
I'm feelin' hunted and haunted
fifty-Gs for my life
number four most wanted

I can't win
so I'm constantly runnin'
paranoia sets in
'cuz I'm constantly blunted

my girl at my hand
feelin' totally lethal
stole the money from the man
gave it back to the people

did it once, twice
a third time, we made it
the fourth time we tried
they had authorities waitin'

so now we on the lam
no plan, had to get by
then I realize, damn
I'm preparing to die

so she started to cry
and I started to cry
and so we sat and smoked up
our entire supply

and as the sun went down
the moon came up
my girl bent down
and we both went buck

they found us, they shot us
no shootout, no worry
I died with a smile
that's it, end of story

you can hide in the shadow of man
'til the light brings you in
resurrect! let your new life begin
what I was doesn't make what I am, what I am
resurrect! let your new life begin

you can hide in the shadow of man
'til the light brings you in
resurrect! let your new life begin
what I was doesn't make what I am, what I am
resurrect! let your new life begin

reduce the enemy
let loose the revelry of a remedy
crucify seperately
any who keep the memory

mentally, sendin' our
messages through telepathy
quietly, silently
hiding me in Gethsemane

eventually
leadin' the last charge for God's cause
currently
watchin' the world dodge at all costs

knock knock
head on the block and chop
you thought
who's there?
nobody cared
declare new law

fightin' for your life
don't matter then what you here for
once more
righting a wrong
you shed a tear for

hardcore
starting to sense immense cheer for
seesaw
sit on the fence
commence world war

start toward lettin' the light in
you might win
stifflin'
charges of marksmen
for heartless
frightenin' evil and lightnin'
your life then
go forth warning the world
of the darkness

you can hide in the shadow of man
'til the light brings you in
resurrect! let your new life begin
what I was doesn't make what I am, what I am
resurrect! let your new life begin
Track Name: Words
B.O.S.S.
guess what?
Boss is back
B.O.S.S.
guess what?
Boss is back

it's like things ain't good no more
they just hot

things ain't good no more
they just hot

things ain't good no more
they just hot

things ain't good no more

the type to drop mad intellectual words
to fill your mind ten times in a half of a verse
I disperse undisputed undeniable facts
and diagram 'em out like a topographical map

I learned that material things ain't precious
B.O.S.S. never gonna drive a Lexus
if I ever get rich, I'll drive a cheap whip
so I won't get pissed when I drive it in a ditch

who's a bitch? runnin 'round flashin' your ones
who's a bitch? comin' 'round here flashin' a gun
talkin' mad shit, pressin' 'bout where you come from
considering amputatin' your tongue, son

it's all good, 'til your chops are soft
you on top 'til someone else knocks you off
straight out the blocks it's Boss
under one condition
understand we the type to entice submission

got you wishin' you'd listen before you started dissin'
now your brain's locked up in the fetal position
I'm driven by a force, the source is beats
y'all cats just lookin' for a plate to eat

my game on point when I smoke trees
roll Gracia Vegas with the green leaves
if not, then I'm hot to a different degree
your game's so thin that it's swingin' in the breeze

the B to the O to the S get doubled
hang for a while and I'm bound to roll a couple
if you're cool with me, then I'm cool with you
whatcha do to me, I might do to you

eh yo, fuck my roots, I'm flyin' the coop
what's the point if nobody else knows the truth?
you should never judge a book by its cover
and you should never judge a man by his color

'cuz what shade over time that the sun has made
over time inside will fade away
it ain't a black and white place in the world today
'cuz everybody I'm with is a shade of grey

eh yo, I got a dream, but it seem a little hollow
intelligent rap should come back outta the shadow
people love crap and it just persists
but if you never did that shit, it wouldn't exist

words was the reason for the beats to break
and words was the reason that the beats was made
things ain't good no more, they just hot
and when the words don't mean a damn thing, that's pop

words was the reason for the beats to break
and words was the reason that the beats was made
eh yo, things ain't good no more, they just hot
and when the words don't mean a damn thing, that's pop

things ain't good no more, they just hot
things ain't good no more, they just hot
things ain't good no more, they just hot
things ain't good no more

y'all stay workin' hard, tryin' to make hits
wrote sixty-bars but you didn't say shit
if you got a catchy hook, then you gonna get on
and spend about thirty seconds on the rest of the song

you put the C in rap, tryin' to make a livin'
'cuz of you these parents don't want the kids to listen
I'm givin' you advice, go ahead stay frontin'
with your blah blibbedy blah, I'm tryin' to say somethin'

I'm deep in the past and you best believe
the greatest artist ever lived was a Wonder named Steve
some of y'all see, but some of y'all need
to get a little lesson 'bout fuckin' with greed

I bleed on the track, sweat and tears too
I love good music, how about you?
callin' me out so we face to face
and you's a little real son, but a fake's a fake

what's it take to make a man stand apart?
everything that he speaks comes right from heart
take a match and spark, the whole damn chart
and work to elevate the level of my art

I'm a peaceful man, out for war
you's a hip hop whore, just out to score
gave all I got, straight left it on the floor
from jump, I didn't want none of y'all awards

words was the reason for the beats to break
and words was the reason that the beats was made
things ain't good no more, they just hot
and when the words don't mean a damn thing, that's pop

words was the reason for the beats to break
and words was the reason that the beats was made
things ain't good no more, they just hot
and when the words don't mean a damn thing, that's pop

things ain't good no more, they just hot
things ain't good no more, they just hot
things ain't good no more, they just hot
things ain't good no more, they just... uh!

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