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"One thing, I dont know why It doesnt even matter how hard you try Keep that in mind, I designed this rhyme To explain in due time all I know Time is a valuable thing Watch it fly by as the pendulum swings Watch it count down to the end of the day The clock ticks life away, its so unreal Didnt look out below Watch the time go right out the window Tryin to hold on, didnt even know I wasted it all just to watch you go I kept everything inside And even though I tried, it all fell apart What it meant to me will eventually be A memory of a time when I tried so hard I tried so hard and got so far But in the end it doesnt even matter I had to fall to lose it all But in the end it doesnt even matter One thing, I dont know why It doesnt even matter how hard you try Keep that in mind, I designed this rhyme To remind myself how I tried so hard In spite of the way you were mockin me Actin like I was part of your property Rememberin all the times you fought with me Im surprised it got so far Things arent the way they were before You wouldnt even recognize me anymore Not that you knew me back then But it all comes back to me in the end You kept everything inside And even though I tried, it all fell apart What it meant to me will eventually be A memory of a time when I tried so hard I tried so hard and got so far But in the end it doesnt even matter I had to fall to lose it all But in the end it doesnt even matter Ive put my trust in you Pushed as far as I can go For all this Theres only one thing you should know Ive put my trust in you Pushed as far as I can go For all this Theres only one thing you should know I tried so hard and got so far But in the end it doesnt even matter I had to fall to lose it all But in the end it doesnt even matter"
"Shouldve stayed, were there signs, I ignored? Can I help you, not to hurt, anymore? We saw brilliance, when the world, was asleep There are things that we can have, but cant keep If they say Who cares if one more light goes out? In the sky of a million stars It flickers, flickers Who cares when someones time runs out? If a moment is all we are Or quicker, quicker Who cares if one more light goes out? Well I do The reminders, pull the floor from your feet In the kitchen, one more chair than you need, oh And youre angry, and you should be, its not fair Just cause you cant see it, doesnt mean it, isnt there If they say Who cares if one more light goes out? In the sky of a million stars It flickers, flickers Who cares when someones time runs out? If a moment is all we are Or quicker, quicker Who cares if one more light goes out? Well I do Who cares if one more light goes out? In the sky of a million stars It flickers, flickers Who cares when someones time runs out? If a moment is all we are Or quicker, quicker Who cares if one more light goes out? Well I do Well I do"
"I don’t like my mind right now Stacking up problems that are so unnecessary Wish that I could slow things down I wanna let go but there’s comfort in the panic And I drive myself crazy Thinking everythings about me Yeah, I drive myself crazy Cause I can’t escape the gravity Im holding on Why is everything so heavy? Holding on So much more than I can carry I keep dragging around whats bringing me down If I just let go, Id be set free Holding on Why is everything so heavy? You say that Im paranoid But I’m pretty sure the world is out to get me It’s not like I make the choice To let my mind stay so fucking messy I know Im not the center of the universe But you keep spinning round me just the same I know Im not the center of the universe But you keep spinning round me just the same Im holding on Why is everything so heavy? Holding on So much more than I can carry I keep dragging around whats bringing me down If I just let go, Id be set free Holding on Why is everything so heavy? I know Im not the center of the universe But you keep spinning round me just the same I know Im not the center of the universe But you keep spinning round me just the same And I drive myself crazy Thinking everything’s about me Holding on Why is everything so heavy? Holding on So much more than I can carry I keep dragging around whats bringing me down If I just let go, Id be set free Holding on Why is everything so heavy? Why is everything so heavy? Why is everything so heavy?"
"Im tired of being what you want me to be Feeling so faithless, lost under the surface I dont know what youre expecting of me Put under the pressure of walking in your shoes Caught in the undertow, just caught in the undertow Every step that I take is another mistake to you Caught in the undertow, just caught in the undertow Ive become so numb, I cant feel you there Become so tired, so much more aware Im becoming this, all I want to do Is be more like me and be less like you Cant you see that youre smothering me? Holding too tightly, afraid to lose control Cause everything that you thought I would be Has fallen apart, right in front of you Caught in the undertow, just caught in the undertow Every step that I take is another mistake to you Caught in the undertow, just caught in the undertow And every second I waste is more than I can take Ive become so numb, I cant feel you there Become so tired, so much more aware Im becoming this, all I want to do Is be more like me and be less like you And I know I may end up failing, too But I know you were just like me With someone disappointed in you Ive become so numb, I cant feel you there Become so tired, so much more aware Im becoming this, all I want to do Is be more like me and be less like you Ive become so numb, I cant feel you there Im tired of being what you want me to be Ive become so numb, I cant feel you there Im tired of being what you want me to be"
"Yeah Thank you, thank you, thank you, youre far too kind! Ah, uh, whoo, yeah! Ready? Whoo, whoo, whoo! Lets go! Cookin raw with the Brooklyn boy So for one last time I need yall to roar Uh, uh, uh, uh Now, what the hell are you waiting for? After me, there shall be no more So for one last time, nigga, make some noise Get em Jay! Who you know fresher than Hov? Riddle me that! The rest of yall know where Im lyrically at Cant none of yall mirror me back, yeah, hearin me rap Is like hearin G. Rap in his prime, Im Young H.O., raps grateful dead Bout to take over the globe, now break bread Im in Boeing jets, Global Express Out the country but the blueberry still connect On the low but the yacht got a triple deck But when you Young, what the fuck you expect? Yep, yep! Grand openin, grand closin God damn, your man Hov cracked the can open again Who you gon find doper than him? With no pen, just draw off inspira-tion-tion Soon you gon see you cant replace him-him With cheap imitations for these generations Encore, do you want more? Cookin raw with the Brooklyn boy So for one last time I need yall to roar Uh, uh, uh, uh Now, what the hell are you waiting for? After me, there shall be no more So for one last time, nigga, make some noise What the hell are you waiting for? Look what you made me do, look what I made for you Knew if I paid my dues, how will they pay you? When you first come in the game, they try to play you Then you drop a couple of hits, look how they wave to you From Marcy to Madison Square To the only thing that matters in just a matter of years As fate would have it, Jays status appears To be at an all-time high, perfect time to say goodbye When I come back like Jordan Wearin the 45, it aint to play games with you Its to aim at you, probably maim you If I owe you Im blowin you to smithereens Cocksucker, take one for your team And I need you to remember one thing I came, I saw, I conquered From record sales, to sold-out concerts So, motherfucker, if you want this encore I need you to scream, til your lungs get sore Im tired of being what you want me to be Feeling so faithless, lost under the surface Dont know what youre expecting of me Put under the pressure of walking in your shoes Every step that I take is another mistake to you And every second I waste is more than I can take! Ive become so numb, I cant feel you there Become so tired, so much more aware Im becoming this, all I want to do Is be more like me and be less like you Ive become so numb Can I get a encore? Do you want more? Ive become so numb So for one last time I need yall to roar One last time I need yall to roar"
"Crawling in my skin These wounds, they will not heal Fear is how I fall Confusing what is real Theres something inside me that pulls beneath the surface Consuming, confusing This lack of self-control I fear is never-ending Controlling, I cant seem To find myself again, my walls are closing in Without a sense of confidence Im convinced that theres just too much pressure to take Ive felt this way before, so insecure Crawling in my skin These wounds, they will not heal Fear is how I fall Confusing what is real Discomfort endlessly has pulled itself upon me Distracting, reacting Against my will, I stand beside my own reflection Its haunting how I cant seem To find myself again, my walls are closing in Without a sense of confidence Im convinced that theres just too much pressure to take Ive felt this way before, so insecure Crawling in my skin These wounds, they will not heal Fear is how I fall Confusing what is real Crawling in my skin These wounds they will not heal Fear is how I fall Confusing, confusing what is real (Theres something inside me that pulls beneath the surface Consuming) Confusing what is real (This lack of self-control I fear is never-ending Controlling) Confusing what is real"
"I got a long way to go And a long memory I been searching for an answer Always just out of reach Blood on the floor Sirens repeat I been searching for the courage To face my enemies When they turn down the lights I hear my battle symphony All the world in front of me If my armor breaks I’ll fuse it back together Battle symphony Please just don’t give up on me And my eyes are wide awake For my battle symphony For my battle symphony They say that I don’t belong Say that I should retreat That I’m marching to the rhythm Of a lonesome defeat But the sound of your voice Puts the pain in reverse No surrender, no illusions And for better or worse When they turn down the lights I hear my battle symphony All the world in front of me If my armor breaks I’ll fuse it back together Battle symphony Please just don’t give up on me And my eyes are wide awake If I fall, get knocked down Pick myself up off the ground If I fall, get knocked down Pick myself up off the ground When they turn down the lights I hear my battle symphony All the world in front of me If my armor breaks I’ll fuse it back together Battle symphony Please just don’t give up on me And my eyes are wide awake For my battle symphony For my battle symphony"
"Memories consume like opening the wound Im picking me apart again You all assume Im safe here in my room Unless I try to start again I dont want to be the one the battles always choose Cause inside, I realize that Im the one confused I dont know whats worth fighting for Or why I have to scream I dont know why I instigate And say what I dont mean I dont know how I got this way I know its not alright So Im breaking the habit Im breaking the habit tonight Clutching my cure, I tightly lock the door I try to catch my breath again I hurt much more than anytime before I had no options left again I dont want to be the one the battles always choose Cause inside, I realize that Im the one confused I dont know whats worth fighting for Or why I have to scream I dont know why I instigate And say what I dont mean I dont know how I got this way Ill never be alright So Im breaking the habit Im breaking the habit tonight Ill paint it on the walls Cause Im the one at fault Ill never fight again And this is how it ends I dont know whats worth fighting for Or why I have to scream But now I have some clarity To show you what I mean I dont know how I got this way Ill never be alright So Im breaking the habit Im breaking the habit Im breaking the habit tonight"
"In this farewell Theres no blood, theres no alibi Cause Ive drawn regret From the truth of a thousand lies So let mercy come and wash away What Ive done Ill face myself To cross out what Ive become Erase myself And let go of what Ive done Put to rest what you thought of me While I clean this slate With the hands of uncertainty So let mercy come and wash away What Ive done Ill face myself To cross out what Ive become Erase myself And let go of what Ive done For what Ive done I start again And whatever pain may come Today this ends Im forgiving What Ive done Ill face myself To cross out what Ive become Erase myself And let go of what Ive done What Ive done Forgiving what Ive done"
"Tell me what Ive gotta do Theres no getting through to you The lights are on but nobodys home You say I cant understand But youre not giving me a chance When you leave me, where do you go? All the walls that you keep building All this time that I spent chasing All the ways that I keep losing you The truth is, you turn into someone else You keep running like the sky is falling I can whisper, I can yell But I know, yeah I know, yeah I know Im just talking to myself Talking to myself Talking to myself But I know, yeah I know, yeah I know Im just talking to myself I admit I made mistakes But yours might cost you everything Cant you hear me calling you home? Oh, all the walls that you keep building All this time that I spent chasing All the ways that I keep losing you The truth is, you turned into someone else You keep running like the sky is falling I can whisper, I can yell But I know, yeah I know, yeah I know Im just talking to myself Talking to myself Talking to myself Yeah I know, yeah I know, yeah I know Im just talking to myself All the walls that you keep building All this time that I spent chasing All the ways that I keep losing you The truth is, you turned into someone else You keep running like the sky is falling I can whisper, I can yell But I know, yeah I know, yeah I know Im just talking to myself Talking to myself Talking to myself Yeah I know, yeah I know, yeah I know Talking to myself"
"Im dancing with my demons Im hanging off the edge Storm clouds gather beneath me Waves break above my head Headfirst hallucination I wanna fall wide awake now You tell me its alright Tell me Im forgiven, tonight But nobody can save me now Im holding up a light Im chasing out the darkness inside Cause nobody can save me Stared into this illusion For answers yet to come I chose a false solution But nobody proved me wrong Headfirst hallucination I wanna fall wide awake Watch the ground giving way now You tell me its alright Tell me Im forgiven, tonight But nobody can save me now Im holding up a light Im chasing out the darkness inside Cause nobody can save me Been searching somewhere out there For whats been missing right here Ive been searching somewhere out there For whats been missing right here I wanna fall wide awake now So tell me its alright Tell me Im forgiven, tonight And only I can save me now Im holding up a light Chasing out the darkness inside And I dont wanna let you down But only I can save me Been searching somewhere out there For whats been missing right here"
"Take me down to the river bend Take me down to the fighting end Wash the poison from off my skin Show me how to be whole again Fly me up on a silver wing Past the black where the sirens sing Warm me up in a novas glow And drop me down to the dream below Cause Im only a crack in this castle of glass Hardly anything there for you to see For you to see Bring me home in a blinding dream Through the secrets that I have seen Wash the sorrow from off my skin And show me how to be whole again Cause Im only a crack in this castle of glass Hardly anything there for you to see For you to see Cause Im only a crack in this castle of glass Hardly anything else I need to be Cause Im only a crack in this castle of glass Hardly anything there for you to see For you to see, for you to see"
"I had nothing to say And Id get lost in the nothingness inside of me And I let it all out to find That Im not the only person with these things in mind But all the vacancy the words revealed Is the only real thing that Ive got left to feel Just stuck, hollow and alone And the fault is my own, and the fault is my own I wanna heal, I wanna feel what I thought was never real I wanna let go of the pain Ive held so long I wanna heal, I wanna feel like Im close to something real I wanna find something Ive wanted all along Somewhere I belong And Ive got nothing to say I cant believe I didnt fall right down on my face Looking everywhere, only to find That its not the way I had imagined it all in my mind What do I have but negativity? Cause I cant justify the way everyone is looking at me Nothing to gain, hollow and alone And the fault is my own, and the fault is my own I wanna heal, I wanna feel what I thought was never real I wanna let go of the pain Ive held so long I wanna heal, I wanna feel like Im close to something real I wanna find something Ive wanted all along Somewhere I belong I will never know myself until I do this on my own And I will never feel anything else until my wounds are healed I will never be anything til I break away from me I will break away, Ill find myself today I wanna heal, I wanna feel what I thought was never real I wanna let go of the pain Ive held so long I wanna heal, I wanna feel like Im close to something real I wanna find something Ive wanted all along Somewhere I belong I wanna heal, I wanna feel like Im somewhere I belong I wanna heal, I wanna feel like Im somewhere I belong Somewhere I belong"
"I dreamed I was missing, you were so scared But no one would listen cause no one else cared After my dreaming, I woke with this fear What am I leaving when Im done here? So, if youre asking me, I want you to know When my time comes, forget the wrong that Ive done Help me leave behind some reasons to be missed And dont resent me, and when youre feeling empty Keep me in your memory, leave out all the rest Leave out all the rest Dont be afraid Ive taken my beating, Ive shared what I made Im strong on the surface, not all the way through Ive never been perfect, but neither have you So, if youre asking me, I want you to know When my time comes, forget the wrong that Ive done Help me leave behind some reasons to be missed Dont resent me, and when youre feeling empty Keep me in your memory, leave out all the rest Leave out all the rest Forgetting all the hurt inside Youve learned to hide so well Pretending someone else Can come and save me from myself I cant be who you are When my time comes, forget the wrong that Ive done Help me leave behind some reasons to be missed Dont resent me, and when youre feeling empty Keep me in your memory, leave out all the rest Leave out all the rest Forgetting all the hurt inside Youve learned to hide so well Pretending someone else Can come and save me from myself I cant be who you are I cant be who you are"
"Yeah, here we go for the hundredth time Hand grenade pins in every line Throw em up and let something shine Going out of my fucking mind Filthy mouth, no excuse Find a new place to hang this noose String me up from atop these roofs Knot it tight so I wont get loose Truth is, you can stop and stare Bled myself out and no one cares Dug the trench out, laid down there With a shovel up out of reach, somewhere Yeah, someone pour it in Make it a dirt dance floor, again Say your prayers and stomp it out When they bring that chorus in I bleed it out, digging deeper just to throw it away I bleed it out, digging deeper just to throw it away I bleed it out, digging deeper just to throw it away Just to throw it away, just to throw it away I bleed it out Go, stop the show Choppy words and a sloppy flow Shotgun opera, lock and load Cock it back and then watch it go Mama, help me, Ive been cursed Death is rolling in every verse Candy paint on his brand new hearse Cant contain him, he knows he works Fuck, this hurts, I wont lie Doesnt matter how hard I try Half the words dont mean a thing And I know that I wont be satisfied So why try ignoring him? Make it a dirt dance floor again Say your prayers and stomp it out When they bring that chorus in I bleed it out, digging deeper just to throw it away I bleed it out, digging deeper just to throw it away I bleed it out, digging deeper just to throw it away Just to throw it away, just to throw it away I bleed it out Ive opened up these scars Ill make you face this! Ive pulled myself so far Ill make you face this now! I bleed it out, digging deeper just to throw it away I bleed it out, digging deeper just to throw it away I bleed it out, digging deeper just to throw it away Just to throw it away, just to throw it away I bleed it out, digging deeper just to throw it away I bleed it out, digging deeper just to throw it away I bleed it out, digging deeper just to throw it away Just to throw it away, just to throw it away I bleed it out I bleed it out I bleed it out"
"Yeah, yo This is not the end, this is not the beginning Just a voice like a riot rocking every revision But you listen to the tone and the violent rhythm And though the words sound steady, something emptys within them We say yeah, with fists flying up in the air Like were holding onto something thats invisible there Cause were living at the mercy of the pain and the fear Until we dead it, forget it, let it all disappear Yeah Waiting for the end to come Wishing I had strength to stand This is not what I had planned Its out of my control Flying at the speed of light Thoughts were spinning in my head So many things were left unsaid Its hard to let you go I know what it takes to move on I know how it feels to lie All I want to do is trade this life for something new Holding on to what I havent got Sitting in an empty room Trying to forget the past This was never meant to last I wish it wasnt so I know what it takes to move on I know how it feels to lie All I want to do is trade this life for something new Holding on to what I havent got Yeah, yeah What was left when that fire was gone? I thought it felt right, but that right was wrong All caught up in the eye of the storm And trying to figure out what its like moving on And I dont even know what kind of things I said My mouth kept moving and my mind went dead So, Im picking up the pieces now, where to begin The hardest part of ending is starting again (All I want to do is trade this life for something new Holding on to what I havent got) This is not the end, this is not the beginning Just a voice like a riot, rocking every revision But you listen to the tone and the violent rhythm Though the words sound steady Something emptys within them We say yeah, with fists flying up in the air Like were holding onto something thats invisible there Cause were living at the mercy of the pain and the fear Until we get it, forget it, let it all disappear"
"The cycle repeated As explosions broke in the sky All that I needed Was the one thing I couldnt find And you were there at the turn Waiting to let me know Were building it up to break it back down Were building it up to burn it down We cant wait to burn it to the ground The colors conflicted As the flames climbed into the clouds I wanted to fix this But couldnt stop from tearing it down And you were there at the turn Caught in the burning glow And I was there at the turn Waiting to let you know Were building it up to break it back down Were building it up to burn it down We cant wait to burn it to the ground You told me yes, you held me high And I believed when you told that lie I played soldier, you played king And struck me down when I kissed that ring You lost that right to hold that crown I built you up but you let me down So when you fall, Ill take my turn And fan the flames as your blazes burn And you were there at the turn Waiting to let me know Were building it up to break it back down Were building it up to burn it down We cant wait to burn it to the ground When you fall, Ill take my turn And fan the flames as your blazes burn We cant wait to burn it to the ground When you fall, Ill take my turn And fan the flames as your blazes burn We cant wait to burn it to the ground"
"Yeah, yo You were that foundation Never gonna be another one, no I followed, so taken So conditioned, I could never let go Then sorrow, then sickness Then the shock when you flip it on me So hollow, so vicious So afraid, I couldnt let myself see That I could never be held Back or up, no, I hold myself Check the rep, yep, you know mine well Forget the rest, let them know my Hell There and back, yet my soul aint sell Kept respect up, the best they fell Let the rest be the tale they tell That I was there, saying In these promises broken, deep below Each word gets lost in the echo So, one last lie I can see through This time, I finally let you go, go, go Test my will, test my heart Let me tell you how the odds gonna stack up Yall go hard, I go smart Hows that working out for yall in the back, huh? Ive seen that, frustration Been crossed and lost and told no And Ive come back, unshaken Let down and lived and let go So, you can let it be known I dont hold back, I hold my own I cant be mapped, I cant be cloned I cant C-flat, it aint my tone I cant fall back, I came too far Hold myself up and love my scars Let the bells ring wherever they are Cause I was there, saying In these promises broken, deep below Each word gets lost in the echo So, one last lie I can see through This time, I finally let you go! No! You can tell em all now I dont back up, I dont back down I dont fold up and I dont bow I dont roll over, dont know how I dont care where the enemies are Cant be stopped, all I know, go hard Wont forget how I got this far For every time, saying In these promises broken, deep below Each word gets lost in the echo So, one last lie I can see through This time, I finally let you go, go, go, go Go, go, go"
"Ive got an aching head Echoes and buzzing noises I know the words we said But wish I couldve turned our voices down This is not black and white Only organized confusion Im just trying to get it right And in spite of all I shouldve done I was not mad at you I was not trying to tear you down The words that I couldve used I was too scared to say out loud If I cannot break your fall Ill pick you up right off the ground If you felt invisible, I wont let you feel that now Invisible, invisible Invisible, invisible You didnt get your way And its an empty feeling Youve got a lot to say And you just want to know youre being heard But this is not black and white There are no clear solutions Im just trying to get it right And in spite of all I shouldve done I was not mad at you I was not trying to tear you down The words that I couldve used I was too scared to say out loud If I cannot break your fall Ill pick you up right off the ground If you felt invisible, I wont let you feel that now Invisible, invisible Invisible, invisible This is not black and white There are no clear solutions Im just trying to get it right And in spite of all I shouldve done I was not mad at you I was not trying to tear you down The words that I couldve used I was too scared to say out loud If I cannot break your fall Ill pick you up right off the ground If you felt invisible, I wont let you feel that now Invisible, invisible Invisible, invisible Invisible, invisible Invisible, invisible"
"Mama always told me dont you run Dont you run with scissors, son Youre gonna hurt someone Mama told me look before you leap Always think before you speak, and watch the friends you keep Stay along the beaten path, never listened when she said Sharp edges have consequences, I Guess that I had to find out for myself Sharp edges have consequences, now Every scar is a story I can tell Shouldve played it safer from the start Loved you like a house of cards Let it fall apart But all the things I couldnt understand Never couldve planned They made me who I am Put your nose in paperbacks Instead of smoking cigarettes These are years youre never getting back Stay along the beaten path, never listened when she said Sharp edges have consequences, I Guess that I had to find out for myself Sharp edges have consequences, now Every scar is a story I can tell We all fall down We live somehow We learn what doesnt kill us makes us stronger We all fall down We live somehow We learn what doesnt kill us makes us stronger Ooh ooh ooh, ooh ooh ooh, ooh ooh ooh Stay along the beaten path, never listened when she said Sharp edges have consequences, I Guess that I had to find out for myself Sharp edges have consequences, now Every scar is a story I can tell We all fall down We live somehow We learn what doesnt kill us makes us stronger We all fall down We live somehow We learn what doesnt kill us makes us stronger Ooh ooh ooh, ooh ooh ooh, ooh ooh ooh"
"I close both locks below the window I close both blinds and turn away Sometimes solutions arent so simple Sometimes goodbyes the only way And the sun will set for you The sun will set for you And the shadow of the day will embrace the world in grey And the sun will set for you In cards and flowers on your window Your friends all plead for you to stay Sometimes beginnings arent so simple Sometimes goodbyes the only way And the sun will set for you The sun will set for you And the shadow of the day will embrace the world in grey And the sun will set for you And the shadow of the day will embrace the world in grey And the sun will set for you And the shadow of the day will embrace the world in grey And the sun will set for you"
"I remembered black skies The lightning all around me I remembered each flash As time began to blur Like a startling sign That fate had finally found me And your voice was all I heard That I get what I deserve So give me reason To prove me wrong To wash this memory clean Let the floods cross The distance in your eyes Give me reason To fill this hole Connect this space between Let it be enough to reach the truth that lies Across this new divide There was nothing in sight But memories left abandoned There was nowhere to hide The ashes fell like snow And the ground caved in Between where we were standing And your voice was all I heard That I get what I deserve So give me reason To prove me wrong To wash this memory clean Let the floods cross The distance in your eyes Across this new divide In every loss in every lie In every truth that you deny And each regret and each goodbye Was a mistake too great to hide And your voice was all I heard That I get what I deserve So give me reason To prove me wrong To wash this memory clean Let the floods cross The distance in your eyes Give me reason To fill this hole Connect this space between Let it be enough to reach the truth that lies Across this new divide Across this new divide Across this new divide"
"Watching the wings cut through the clouds Watching the raindrops blinking red and white Thinking of you back on the ground There with a fire burning in your eyes I only halfway apologized And Ill be sorry for now That I couldnt be around Sometimes things refuse To go the way we planned Oh Ill be sorry for now That I couldnt be around There will be a day That you will understand You will understand After a while you may forget But just in case the memories cross your mind You couldnt know this when I left Under the fire of your angry eyes I never wanted to say goodbye So Ill be sorry for now That I couldnt be around Sometimes things refuse To go the way we planned Oh Ill be sorry for now That I couldnt be around There will be a day That you will understand You will understand Yeah, stop telling em to pump the bass up Tried to call home but nobody could wait up Switch your time zones cant pick the pace up I just passed out by the time you wake up Best things come to those who wait And its bound to get rough on any road you take But dont you ever have a doubt and make no mistake I cant wait to come back when Im going away So Ill be sorry for now That I couldnt be around There are things we have to do that we cant stand Oh Ill be sorry for now That I couldnt be around There will be a day that you will understand Oh Ill be sorry for now That I couldnt be around There are things we have to do that we cant stand Oh Ill be sorry for now That I couldnt be around There will be a day that you will understand You will understand You will understand You will understand"
"Weep not for roads untraveled Weep not for paths left alone Cause beyond every bend is a long blinding end Its the worst kind of pain Ive known Give up your heart, left broken And let that mistake pass on Cause the love that you lost wasnt worth what it cost And in time, youll be glad its gone Whoa-oh, whoa-oh-oh-oh Whoa-oh, whoa-oh-oh-oh Whoa-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh Whoa-oh, oh-ooh-oh-oh-oh Whoa-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh Whoa-oh, oh-ooh-oh-oh-oh Weep not for roads untraveled Weep not for sights unseen May your love never end, and if you need a friend Theres a seat here alongside me Whoa, whoa-oh-oh-oh Whoa-oh, whoa-oh-oh-oh Whoa-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh Whoa-oh, oh-ooh-oh-oh-oh Whoa-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh Whoa-oh, oh-ooh-oh-oh-oh"
"Forfeit the game before somebody else Takes you out of the frame and puts your name to shame Cover up your face, you cant run the race The pace is too fast, you just wont last You love the way I look at you While taking pleasure in the awful things you put me through You take away if I give in My life, my pride is broken You like to think youre never wrong You live what youve learned You have to act like youre someone You live what youve learned You want someone to hurt like you You live what youve learned You want to share what you have been through You live what youve learned You love the things I say I do The way I hurt myself again, just to get back at you You take away, when I give in My life, my pride is broken You like to think youre never wrong You live what youve learned You have to act like youre someone You live what youve learned You want someone to hurt like you You live what youve learned You want to share what you have been through You live what youve learned Forfeit the game before somebody else Takes you out of the frame and puts your name to shame Cover up your face, you cant run the race The pace is too fast, you just wont last Forfeit the game before somebody else Takes you out of the frame and puts your name to shame Cover up your face, you cant run the race The pace is too fast, you just wont last You like to think youre never wrong You live what youve learned You have to act like youre someone You live what youve learned You want someone to hurt like you You live what youve learned You want to share what you have been through You live what youve learned You like to think youre never wrong You live what youve learned You have to act like youre someone You live what youve learned You want someone to hurt like you You live what youve learned You want to share what you have been through You live what youve learned"
"Wake in a sweat again Another days been laid to waste, in my disgrace Stuck in my head again Feels like Ill never leave this place, theres no escape Im my own worst enemy Ive given up, Im sick of feeling Is there nothing you can say? Take this all away, Im suffocating Tell me what the fuck is wrong with me I dont know what to take Thought I was focused but Im scared, Im not prepared I hyperventilate Looking for help somehow, somewhere and no one cares Im my own worst enemy Ive given up, Im sick of feeling Is there nothing you can say? Take this all away, Im suffocating Tell me what the fuck is wrong with me God! Put me out of my misery! Put me out of my misery! Put me out of my Put me out of my fucking misery! Ive given up, Im sick of feeling Is there nothing you can say? Take this all away, Im suffocating Tell me what the fuck is wrong with me"
"When you were standing in the wake of devastation When you were waiting on the edge of the unknown And with the cataclysm raining down Insides crying: Save me now You were there, impossibly alone Do you feel cold and lost in desperation? You build up hope, but failures all youve known Remember all the sadness and frustration And let it go, let it go And in a burst of light that blinded every angel As if the sky had blown the heavens into stars You felt the gravity of tempered grace Falling into empty space No one there to catch you in their arms Do you feel cold and lost in desperation? You build up hope, but failure’s all you’ve known Remember all the sadness and frustration And let it go, let it go Do you feel cold and lost in desperation? You build up hope, but failures all youve known Remember all the sadness and frustration And let it go Let it go Let it go Let it go Let it go Do you feel cold and lost in desperation? You build up hope, but failures all youve known Remember all the sadness and frustration And let it go, let it go"
"God bless us everyone Were a broken people living under loaded gun And it cant be outfought, it cant be outdone It cant be outmatched, it cant be outrun, no! God bless us everyone Were a broken people living under loaded gun And it cant be outfought, it cant be outdone It cant be outmatched, it cant be outrun, no! And when I close my eyes tonight To symphonies of blinding light! God bless us everyone Were a broken people living under loaded gun Oh, like memories in cold decay Transmissions echoing away Far from the world of you and I Where oceans bleed into the sky! God save us everyone Will we burn inside the fires of a thousand suns? For the sins of our hand, the sins of our tongue The sins of our father, the sins of our young? No! God save us everyone Will we burn inside the fires of a thousand suns? For the sins of our hand, the sins of our tongue The sins of our father, the sins of our young? No! And when I close my eyes tonight To symphonies of blinding light! God save us everyone Will we burn inside the fires of a thousand suns? Oh, like memories in cold decay Transmissions echoing away Far from the world of you and I Where oceans bleed into the sky! Oh, like memories in cold decay Transmissions echoing away Far from the world of you and I Where oceans bleed into the sky! Lift me up, let me go Lift me up, let me go Lift me up, let me go Lift me up, let me go Lift me up, let me go Lift me up, let me go Lift me up, let me go Lift me up, let me go Lift me up, let me go It cant be outfought, it cant be outdone It cant be outmatched, it cant be outrun, no! God bless us everyone Were a broken people living under loaded gun And it cant be outfought, it cant be outdone It cant be outmatched, it cant be outrun, no! God bless us everyone Were a broken people living under loaded gun And it cant be outfought, it cant be outdone It cant be outmatched, it cant be outrun"
"I dont know who to trust, no surprise Everyone feels so far away from me Heavy thoughts sift through dust and the lies Trying not to break, but Im so tired of this deceit Every time I try to make myself get back up on my feet All I ever think about is this, all the tiring time between And how trying to put my trust in you just takes so much out of me Take everything from the inside And throw it all away Cause I swear, for the last time I wont trust myself with you Tension is building inside, steadily Everyone feels so far away from me Heavy thoughts forcing their way out of me Trying not to break, but Im so tired of this deceit Every time I try to make myself get back up on my feet All I ever think about is this, all the tiring time between And how trying to put my trust in you just takes so much out of me Take everything from the inside And throw it all away Cause I swear, for the last time I wont trust myself with you I wont waste myself on you, you, you Waste myself on you, you, you Ill take everything from the inside And throw it all away Cause I swear, for the last time I wont trust myself with you Everything from the inside And just throw it all away Cause I swear, for the last time I wont trust myself with you, you, you"
"When I pretend everything is what I want it to be I look exactly like what you had always wanted to see When I pretend, I can forget about the criminal I am Stealing second after second just cause I know I can, but I cant pretend this is the way itll stay Im just trying to bend the truth I cant pretend Im who you want me to be So Im lying my way from You I wanna be pushed aside, so let me go Let me take back my life, Id rather be all alone Anywhere on my own, cause I can see The very worst part of you is me I remember what they taught to me Remember condescending talk of who I ought to be Remember listening to all of that and this again So I pretended up a person who was fitting in And now, you think this person really is me And Im trying to bend the truth But the more I push, the more Im pulling away Cause Im lying my way from You I wanna be pushed aside, so let me go Let me take back my life, Id rather be all alone Anywhere on my own, cause I can see The very worst part of you The very worst part of you is me This isnt what I wanted to be I never thought that what I said would have you running from me like this This isnt what I wanted to be I never thought that what I said would have you running from me like this This isnt what I wanted to be I never thought that what I said would have you running from me like this This isnt what I wanted to be I never thought that what I said would have you running from me like this You I wanna be pushed aside, so let me go Let me take back my life, Id rather be all alone Anywhere on my own, cause I can see The very worst part of you The very worst part of you is me"
"I scream at myself when theres nobody else to fight I dont lose, I dont win, if Im wrong, then Im halfway right Used to get high with the dead end kids Abandoned houses where the shadows lived I never been higher than I was that night I woke up driving my car I couldnt see then what I see right now The road dissolving like an empty vow Couldnt remember where Id been that night I knew I took it too far All you said to do was slow down I remember, now I remember All you said to do was slow down But I was already gone I scream at myself when theres nobody else to fight I dont lose, I dont win, if Im wrong, then Im halfway right I know what I want, but it feels like Im paralyzed I dont lose, I dont win, if Im wrong, then Im halfway right Told me Kid, youre going way too fast You burn too bright, you know youll never last It was bullshit then, I guess it makes sense now I woke up driving my car Said Id lose you if I lost control I just laughed because what do they know? Here I am, standing all alone Because I took it too far All you said to do was slow down I remember, now I remember All you said to do was slow down But I was already gone I scream at myself when theres nobody else to fight I dont lose, I dont win, if Im wrong, then Im halfway right I know what I want, but it feels like Im paralyzed I dont lose, I dont win, if Im wrong, then Im halfway right , halfway right Na na na na na na na na Nana nana, na nana nana Na na na na na na na na But I was already gone I scream at myself when theres nobody else to fight I dont lose, I dont win, if Im wrong, then Im halfway right Na na na na na na na na Nana nana, na nana nana Na na na na na na na na But I was already gone I scream at myself when theres nobody else to fight I dont lose, I dont win, if Im wrong, then Im halfway right"
"What do I do to ignore them behind me? Do I follow my instincts blindly? Do I hide my pride from these bad dreams And give in to sad thoughts that are maddening? Do I sit here and try to stand it? Or do I try to catch them red-handed? Do I trust some and get fooled by phoniness? Or do I trust nobody and live in loneliness? Because I cant hold on when Im stretched so thin I make the right moves, but Im lost within I put on my daily façade, but then I just end up getting hurt again By myself , I ask why But in my mind, I find I cant rely on myself , I ask why But in my mind, I find I cant rely on myself I cant hold on to what I want when Im stretched so thin Its all too much to take in I cant hold on to anything, watching everything spin With thoughts of failure sinking in If I turn my back, Im defenseless And to go blindly seems senseless If I hide my pride and let it all go on Then theyll take from me til everything is gone If I let them go, Ill be outdone But if I try to catch them, Ill be outrun If Im killed by the questions like a cancer Then Ill be buried in the silence of the answer By myself , I ask why But in my mind, I find I cant rely on myself , I ask why But in my mind, I find I cant rely on myself I cant hold on to what I want when Im stretched so thin Its all too much to take in I cant hold on to anything, watching everything spin With thoughts of failure sinking in How do you think Ive lost so much? Im so afraid that Im out of touch How do you expect I will know what to do When all I know is what you tell me to? Dont you know I cant tell you how to make it go No matter what I do, how hard I try I cant seem to convince myself why Im stuck on the outside Dont you know I cant tell you how to make it go No matter what I do, how hard I try I cant seem to convince myself why Im stuck on the outside I cant hold on to what I want when Im stretched so thin Its all too much to take in I cant hold on to anything, watching everything spin With thoughts of failure sinking in I cant hold on to what I want when Im stretched so thin Its all too much to take in I cant hold on to anything, watching everything spin With thoughts of failure sinking"
"I woke up in a dream today to the cold of the static And put my cold feet on the floor Forgot all about yesterday Remembering Im pretending to be where Im not anymore A little taste of hypocrisy And Im left in the wake of the mistake, slow to react Even though youre so close to me Youre still so distant and I cant bring you back Its true, the way I feel Was promised by your face The sound of your voice Painted on my memories Even if youre not with me Im with you You, now I see, keeping everything inside With you You, now I see, even when I close my eyes I hit you and you hit me back We fall to the floor, the rest of the day stands still Fine line between this and that When things go wrong, I pretend that the past isnt real Now Im trapped in this memory And Im left in the wake of the mistake, slow to react So even though youre close to me Youre still so distant and I cant bring you back Its true the way I feel Was promised by your face The sound of your voice Painted on my memories Even if youre not with me Im with you You, now I see, keeping everything inside With you You, now I see, even when I close my eyes With you You, now I see, keeping everything inside With you You, now I see, even when I close my eyes No, no matter how far weve come I cant wait to see tomorrow No matter how far weve come I, I cant wait to see tomorrow With you You, now I see, keeping everything inside With you You, now I see, even when I close my eyes With you You, now I see, keeping everything inside With you You, now I see, even when I close my eyes"
"Theres an emptiness tonight A hole that wasnt there before And I keep reaching for the light But I cant find it anymore Theres an emptiness tonight A heavy hand that pulls me down They say its gonna be alright But cant begin to tell me how And I ask myself out loud... Have I been lost all along? Was there something I could say, or something I should not have done? Was I lost all along? Was I looking for an answer when there never really was one? Was I looking for an answer when there never really was one? Is there sunshine where you are? The way there was when you were here Cause Im just sitting in the dark In disbelief that this is real In disbelief that this is real Have I been lost all along? Was there something I could say or something I should not have done? Was I lost all along? Was I looking for an answer when there never really was one? Was I looking for an answer when there never really was one? And I ask myself out loud... Have I been lost all along? Was there something I could say or something I should not have done? Was I lost all along? Was I looking for an answer when there never really was one? Was I looking for an answer when there never really was one?"
"When you feel youre alone, cut off from this cruel world Your instincts telling you to run Listen to your heart, those angel voices Theyll sing to you, theyll be your guide back home When life leaves us blind Love keeps us kind It keeps us kind When youve suffered enough and your spirit is breaking Youre growing desperate from the fight Remember youre loved and you always will be This melody will bring you right back home When life leaves us blind Love keeps us kind When life leaves us blind Love keeps us kind"
"Nothing ever stops all these thoughts and the pain attached to them Sometimes, I wonder why this is happenin Its like nothin I could do will distract me when I think of how I shot myself in the back again Cause from the infinite words I could say I put all the pain you gave to me on display But didnt realize, instead of settin it free I took what I hated and made it a part of me It never goes away It never goes away And now... Youve become a part of me Youve become a part of me I cant separate Giving up a part of me, Ive let myself become you Hearin your name, the memories come back again I remember when it started happenin Id see you in every thought I had, and then The thoughts slowly found words attached to them And I knew as they escaped away I was committin myself to em, and every day I regret sayin those things, cause now I see that I Took what I hated and made it a part of me It never goes away It never goes away And now... Youve become a part of me Youve become a part of me I cant separate Giving up a part of me, Ive let myself become you Never goes away, never goes away It never goes away, it never goes away Gimme my space back, you gotta just Everything comes down to memories of Ive kept it in, but now Im lettin you Ive let you go, so get away from me Gimme my space back, you gotta just Everything comes down to memories of Ive kept it in, but now Im lettin you Ive let you go Youve become a part of me Youve become a part of me I cant separate Giving up a part of me, Ive let myself become you Ive let myself become you Ive let myself become lost inside these thoughts of you Giving up a part of me, Ive let myself become you"
"Its easier to run Replacing this pain with something numb Its so much easier to go Than face all this pain here all alone Something has been taken from deep inside of me A secret Ive kept locked away, no one can ever see Wounds so deep they never show, they never go away Like moving pictures in my head, for years and years theyve played If I could change, I would, take back the pain, I would Retrace every wrong move that I made, I would If I could stand up and take the blame, I would If I could take all the shame to the grave, I would If I could change, I would, take back the pain, I would Retrace every wrong move that I made, I would If I could stand up and take the blame, I would I would take all my shame to the grave Its easier to run Replacing this pain with something numb Its so much easier to go Than face all this pain here all alone Sometimes, I remember the darkness of my past Bringing back these memories I wish I didnt have Sometimes, I think of letting go and never looking back And never moving forward so thered never be a past If I could change, I would, take back the pain, I would Retrace every wrong move that I made, I would If I could stand up and take the blame, I would If I could take all the shame to the grave, I would If I could change, I would, take back the pain, I would Retrace every wrong move that I made, I would If I could stand up and take the blame, I would I would take all my shame to the grave Just washing it aside All of my helplessness inside Pretending I dont feel misplaced Is so much simpler than change Its easier to run Replacing this pain with something numb Its so much easier to go Than face all this pain here all alone Its easier to run If I could change, I would, take back the pain, I would Retrace every wrong move that I made Its easier to go If I could change, I would, take back the pain, I would Retrace every wrong move that I made, I would If I could stand up and take the blame, I would I would take all my shame to the grave"
"From the top to the bottom At the core, Ive forgotten Taken far from my safety The memory wont escape me From the top to the bottom At the core, Ive forgotten Taken far from my safety The memory wont escape me Theres a place so dark, you cant see the end And shock that which cant defend The rain then sends dripping acidic questions Forcefully, the power of suggestion Then with the eyes shut, lookin through the rust and rot, and dust A small spot of light floods the floor And pours over the rusted world of pretend And the eyes ease open, and its dark again From the top to the bottom At the core, Ive forgotten Taken far from my safety The memory wont escape me In the memory, youll find me Eyes burning up The darkness holding me tightly Until the sun rises up Movin all around, screamin of the ups and downs Pollution manifested in perpetual sound The wheels go round and the sunset creeps Behind street lamps, chain-link, and concrete A little piece of paper with a picture drawn Floats on down the street til the wind is gone And the memory now is like the picture was then When the papers crumpled up, it cant be perfect again From the top to the bottom At the core, Ive forgotten Taken far from my safety The memory wont escape me From the top to the bottom At the core, Ive forgotten Taken far from my safety The memory wont escape me In the memory, youll find me Eyes burning up The darkness holding me tightly Until the sun rises up Now you got me caught in the act, you bring the thought back Tellin you that I see it right through you Now you got me caught in the act, you bring the thought back Tellin you that I see it right through you Now you got me caught in the act, you bring the thought back Tellin you that I see it right through you Now you got me caught in the act, you bring the thought back Tellin you that I see it right through you Now you got me caught in the act, you bring the thought back Tellin you that I see it right through you Now you got me caught in the act, you bring the thought back Tellin you that I see it right through you Now you got me caught in the act, you bring the thought back Tellin you that I see it right through you In the memory, youll find me Eyes burning up The darkness holding me tightly Until the sun rises up In the memory, you will find me Eyes burning up The darkness holding me tightly Until the sun rises up"
"Ive lied to you The same way that I always do This is the last smile That Ill fake for the sake of being with you Everything falls apart, even the people Who never frown eventually break down The sacrifice of hiding in a lie Everything has to end, youll soon find Were out of time left to watch it all unwind The sacrifice is never knowing Why I never walked away, why I played myself this way Now I see youre testing me pushes me away Why I never walked away, why I played myself this way Now I see youre testing me pushes me away Ive tried, like you To do everything you wanted to This is the last time Ill take the blame for the sake of being with you Everything falls apart, even the people Who never frown eventually break down The sacrifice of hiding in a lie Everything has to end, youll soon find Were out of time left to watch it all unwind The sacrifice is never knowing Why I never walked away, why I played myself this way Now I see youre testing me pushes me away Why I never walked away, why I played myself this way Now I see youre testing me pushes me away Were all out of time This is how we find how it all unwinds The sacrifice of hiding in a lie Were all out of time This is how we find how it all unwinds The sacrifice is never knowing Why I never walked away, why I played myself this way Now I see youre testing me pushes me away Why I never walked away, why I played myself this way Now I see youre testing me pushes me away"
"Graffiti decorations under a sky of dust A constant wave of tension on top of broken trust The lessons that you taught me, I learned were never true Now I find myself in question They point the finger at me again Guilty by association You point the finger at me again I wanna run away, never say goodbye I wanna know the truth instead of wondering why I wanna know the answers, no more lies I wanna shut the door and open up my mind Paper bags and angry voices under a sky of dust Another wave of tension has more than filled me up All my talk of taking action, these words were never true Now I find myself in question They point the finger at me again Guilty by association You point the finger at me again I wanna run away, never say goodbye I wanna know the truth instead of wondering why I wanna know the answers, no more lies I wanna shut the door and open up my mind Im gonna run away and never say goodbye Gonna run away, gonna run away Gonna run away, gonna run away Im gonna run away and never wonder why Gonna run away, gonna run away Gonna run away, gonna run away Im gonna run away and open up my mind Gonna run away, gonna run away Mind Mind Mind I wanna run away, never say goodbye I wanna know the truth instead of wondering why I wanna know the answers, no more lies I wanna shut the door and open up my mind I wanna run away and open up my mind I wanna run away and open up my mind I wanna run away and open up my mind I wanna run away and open up my mind"
"Come, come, come, come, coming at you Come, coming at you, come, coming at you Yo, peep the style and the kids checking for it The number one question is how could you ignore it? We drop right back in the cut over basement tracks With raps that got you backing this up like rewind that Were just rolling with the rhythm Rise from the ashes of stylistic division With these non-stop lyrics of life living Not to be forgotten, but still unforgiven But in the meantime, there are those Who wanna talk this and that, so I suppose That it gets to a point where feelings gotta get hurt And get dirty with the people spreading the dirt, it ​goes Try to give you warning, but everyone ignores me Told you everything loud and clear, but nobodys listening Call to you so clearly, but you dont want to hear me Told you everything loud and clear, but nobodys listening I got a heart full of pain, head full of stress Handful of anger held in my chest And everything lefts a waste of time I hate my rhymes, but hate everyone elses more Im riding on the back of this pressure Guessing that its better I cant keep myself together Because all of this stress gave me something to write on The pain gave me something I could set my sights on You never forget the blood, sweat, and tears The uphill struggle over years, the fear And trash-talking and the people it was to And the people that started it, just like you Try to give you warning, but everyone ignores me Told you everything loud and clear, but nobodys listening Call to you so clearly, but you dont want to hear me Told you everything loud and clear, but nobodys listening I got a heart full of pain, head full of stress Handful of anger held in my chest Uphill struggle, blood, sweat, and tears Nothing to gain, everything to fear Heart full of pain, head full of stress Handful of anger held in my chest Uphill struggle, blood, sweat, and tears Nothing to gain, everything to fear Heart full of pain... Try to give you warning, but everyone ignores me Told you everything loud and clear, but nobodys listening Call to you so clearly, but you dont want to hear me Told you everything loud and clear, but nobodys listening I got a heart full of pain, head full of stress Handful of anger held in my chest Uphill struggle, blood, sweat, and tears Nothing to gain, everything to fear Come, come, come, come, coming at you Come, coming, come, come, coming at you Come, coming, come, come, coming at— Come, come, come, come, coming at you from every side"
"Sometimes, I need to remember just to breathe Sometimes, I need you to stay away from me Sometimes, Im in disbelief, I didnt know Somehow, I need you to go Forget our memories, forget our possibilities What you were changing me into Just give me myself back and dont stay Forget our memories, forget our possibilities Take all your faithlessness with you Just give me myself back and dont stay Sometimes, I feel like I trusted you too well Sometimes, I just feel like screaming at myself Sometimes, Im in disbelief, I didnt know Somehow, I need to be alone Forget our memories, forget our possibilities What you were changing me into Just give me myself back and dont stay Forget our memories, forget our possibilities Take all your faithlessness with you Just give me myself back and dont stay I dont need you anymore I dont want to be ignored I dont need one more day Of you wasting me away I dont need you anymore I dont want to be ignored I dont need one more day Of you wasting me away With no apologies Forget our memories, forget our possibilities What you were changing me into Just give me myself back and dont stay Forget our memories, forget our possibilities Take all your faithlessness with you Just give me myself back and dont stay Dont stay Dont stay!"
"Yeah I am not a pattern to be followed The pill that Im on is a tough one to swallow Im not a criminal, not a role model Not a born leader, Im a tough act to follow I am not the fortune and the fame Nor the same person telling you to forfeit the game I came in the ring like a dog on a chain And I found out the underbellys sicker than it seems And it seems ugly, but it can get worse Cause even a blueprint is a gift and a curse Cause once you got a theory of how the thing works Everybody wants the next thing to be just like the first And Im not a robot, Im not a monkey I will not dance, even if the beats funky Opposite of lazy, far from a punk You all ought to stop talking Start trying to catch up, motherfucker! And all the people say Try to catch up motherfucker! Lauryn said money change a situation Big said it increase the complication Kane said Dont step. I aint the one Chuck said that Uzi weigh a motherfucking ton And Im just a student of the game that they taught me Rocking every stage in every place that it brought me Im awfully underrated, but came here to correct it And so it aint mistaken, Ima state it for the record I am the opposite of wack, opposite of weak Opposite of slack, synonym of heat Synonym of crack, closest to a peak Far from a punk You all ought to stop talking Start trying to catch up, motherfucker! And all the people say Try to catch up motherfucker! Oh, when they come for me Come for me, Ill be gone Oh, when they come for me Come for me, Ill be gone Oh, when they come for me Come for me, Ill be gone And all the people say Try to catch up motherfucker! And all the people say Try to catch up motherfucker! Escuchénme, preste atención Escuchénme ahora Escuchénme ahora Escuchénme todos Toda la gente, preste atención Escuchénme ahora mismo Eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh Eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh Eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh Eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh Eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh Eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh"
"I used the deadwood to make the fire rise The blood of innocence burning in the skies I filled my cup with the rising of the sea And poured it out in an ocean of debris Im swimming in the smoke of bridges I have burned So dont apologize, Im losing what I dont deserve What I dont deserve We held our breath when the clouds began to form But you were lost in the beating of the storm And in the end, we were made to be apart Like separate chambers of the human heart Im swimming in the smoke of bridges I have burned So dont apologize Im losing what I dont deserve Its in the blackened bones of bridges I have burned So dont apologize Im losing what I dont deserve What I dont deserve Im swimming in the smoke of bridges I have burned So dont apologize Im losing what I dont deserve The blame is mine, alone, for bridges I have burned So dont apologize Im losing what I dont deserve What I dont deserve What I dont deserve, oh What I dont deserve I use the deadwood to make the fire rise The blood of innocence burning in the skies"
"This is my December This is my time of the year This is my December This is all so clear This is my December This is my snow-covered home This is my December This is me, alone Just wish that I didnt feel Like there was something I missed Take back all the things I said To make you feel like that Just wish that I didnt feel Like there was something I missed Take back all the things That I said to you And Id give it all away Just to have somewhere to go to Give it all away To have someone to come home to This is my December These are my snow-covered trees This is me pretending This is all I need Just wish that I didnt feel Like there was something I missed Take back all the things I said To make you feel like that Just wish that I didnt feel Like there was something I missed Take back all the things That I said to you And Id give it all away Just to have somewhere to go to Give it all away To have someone to come home to This is my December This is my time of the year This is my December This is all so clear Give it all away Just to have somewhere to go to Give it all away To have someone to come home to Give it all away Just to have somewhere to go to Give it all away To have someone to come home to"
"Water grey Through the windows, up the stairs Chilling rain Like an ocean, everywhere Dont want to reach for me, do you? I mean nothing to you The little things give you away And now there will be no mistaking The levees are breaking All youve ever wanted Was someone to truly look up to you And six feet underwater, I do Hope decays Generations disappear Washed away As a nation simply stares Dont want to reach for me, do you? I mean nothing to you The little things give you away But now there will be no mistaking The levees are breaking All youve ever wanted Was someone to truly look up to you And six feet underwater, I do All youve ever wanted Was someone to truly look up to you And six feet underground Now I, now I do The little things give you away The little things give you away The little things give you away The little things give you away All youve ever wanted The little things give you away Was someone to truly look up to you The little things give you away All youve ever wanted The little things give you away Was someone to truly look up to you The little things give you away All youve ever wanted The little things give you away Was someone to truly look up to you The little things give you away All youve ever wanted The little things give you away Was someone to truly look up to you The little things give you away All youve ever wanted The little things give you away Was someone to truly look up to you The little things give you away All youve ever wanted The little things give you away Was someone to truly look up to you The little things give you away"
"Theres a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious Makes you so sick at heart, that you cant take part You cant even passively take part And youve got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels Upon the levers, upon all the apparatus And youve got to make it stop To save face, how low can you go Talk a lot of game but yet you dont know Static on the way, make us all say whoa The people up top push the people down low Get down and obey every word Steady getting mine if you havent yet heard Wanna take what I got, dont be absurd Dont fight the power, nobody gets hurt If you havent heard yet then Im letting you know There aint shit we dont run when the guns unload And no one make a move unless my people say so Got everything outta control, now everybody go Steel unload, final blow We the animals, take control Hear us now, clear and true Wretches and kings we come for you So keep pace, how slow can you go Talk a lot of shit and yet you dont know Fire on the way, make you all say whoa The people up top and the people down low Get down and Im running it like that The front of the attack is exactly where Im at Somewhere in-between, the kick and the hi-hat The pen and the contract, the pitch and the contact So get with the combat, Im letting em know There aint shit you can say to make me back down no So push the button let the whole thing blow Spinning everything outta control, now everybody go Steel unload, final blow We the animals, take control Hear us now, clear and true Wretches and kings we come for you Steel unload, fire blow Filthy animals, beat them low Skin and bone, black and blue No more this sun shall beat onto you From the front to the back and the side to side If you fear what I feel, put em up real high Front to the back and the side to side If you fear what I feel, put em up real high Front to the back and the side to side If you fear what I feel, put em up real high Front to the back and the side to side If you fear what I feel, put em up real high Front to the back and the side to side If you fear what I feel, put em up real high Front to the back and the side to side If you fear what I feel, put em up real high When the operation of the machine becomes so odious Makes you so sick at heart, that you cant take part You cant even passively take part And youve got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels Upon the levers, upon all the apparatus And youve got to make it stop And youve got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it That unless youre free The machine will be prevented from working at all"
"Tell us all again what you think we should be What the answers are, what it is we cant see Tell us all again how to do what you say How to fall in line, how theres no other way But oh, we all know Youre guilty all the same, too sick to be ashamed You want to point your finger, but theres no one else to blame Youre guilty all the same, too sick to be ashamed You want to point your finger, but theres no one else to blame Youre guilty all the same Show us all again, that our hands are unclean That were unprepared, that you have what we need Show us all again cause we cannot be saved Cause the end is near, now theres no other way And oh, you will know Youre guilty all the same, too sick to be ashamed You want to point your finger, but theres no one else to blame Youre guilty all the same, too sick to be ashamed You want to point your finger, but theres no one else to blame Theres no one else to blame Guilty all the same Guilty all the same Youre guilty all the same Yeah, you already know what it is Can yall explain, what kind of land is this When a man has plans of being rich but the bosses plans is wealthy? Dirty money scheme, a clean split is nonsense Its insane, even corporate hands is filthy They talk team and take the paper route All they think about is bank accounts, assets, and realty At anybodys expense, no shame with a clear conscience No regrets and guilt free, they claim that aint the way that they built me The smoke screen before the flame Knowing as soon as the dough or the deal peak They say its time for things to change Rearrange like good product rebuilt cheap Anything if its more to gain drained, manipulated like artists Its real deep until no more remains, but Im still me Like authentic hip-hop and rock Till pop and radio and record companies killed me Try to force me to stray and obey And got the gall to say how real can real be? You feel me, well see that green could be to blame or greedy for the fame TV or a name, the Media, the game, to me youre all the same Youre guilty Youre guilty all the same, too sick to be ashamed You want to point your finger, but theres no one else to blame Youre guilty all the same, too sick to be ashamed You want to point your finger, but theres no one else to blame Theres no one else to blame Guilty all the same Guilty all the same Guilty all the same"
"My insides all turned to ash, so slow And blew away as I collapsed, so cold A black wind took them away from sight And held the darkness over day, that night And the clouds above move closer Looking so dissatisfied But the heartless wind kept blowing, blowing I used to be my own protection, but not now Cause my path has lost direction, somehow A black wind took you away from sight And held the darkness over day, that night And the clouds above move closer Looking so dissatisfied And the ground below grew colder As they put you down inside But the heartless wind kept blowing, blowing So now, youre gone and I was wrong I never knew what it was like to be alone On a Valentines day, on a Valentines day On a Valentines day, on a Valentines day On a Valentines day, on a Valentines day On a Valentines day, on a Valentines day On a Valentines day, on a Valentines day On a Valentines day, on a Valentines day"
"Separate Sifting through the wreckage, I cant concentrate Searching for a message in that fear and pain Broken down and waiting for the chance to feel alive Now, in my remains Are promises that never came Set this silence free To wash away the worst of me Come apart Falling in the cracks of every broken heart Digging through the wreckage of your disregard Sinking down and waiting for the chance to feel alive Now, in my remains Are promises that never came Set this silence free To wash away the worst of me Like an army falling one by one by one Like an army falling one by one by one Like an army falling one by one by one Like an army falling one by one by one Now, in my remains Are promises that never came Set this silence free To wash away the worst of me Like an army falling One by one by one Like an army falling One by one by one"
"You hid your skeletons when I had shown you mine You woke the devil that I thought youd left behind I saw the evidence, the crimson soaking through Ten thousand promises, ten thousand ways to lose And you held it all But you were careless to let it fall You held it all And I was by your side, powerless I watched you fall apart and chased you to the end Im left with emptiness that words cannot defend Youll never know what I became because of you Ten thousand promises, ten thousand ways to lose And you held it all But you were careless to let it fall You held it all And I was by your side, powerless And you held it all But you were careless to let it fall You held it all And I was by your side, powerless Powerless Powerless"
"You know what I mean? You could put a label on a life Put a label on a lifestyle. You know, put a label on how you wake up every morning And go to bed at night. Ive been diggin into crates, ever since I was livin in space Before the rat race, before monkeys had human traits I mastered numerology and big bang theology Performed lobotomies with telekinetic psychology Invented the mic so I could start blessin it Chin-checkin kids to make my point like an impressionist Many men have tried to shake us But I twist mic cords to double-helixes And show them what Im made of I buckle knees like leg braces Cast a spell of instrumental-ness on all of you MCs who hate us So you can try on, leave you without a shoulder to cry on From now to infinity, let icons be bygones I firebomb, ghostly notes haunt this I tried threats, but moved on to a promise I stomp sh-, with or without an accomplice And run the gauntlet with whoever that wants this This is the unforgettable sound Bringin you up and takin you down Comin at you from every side Makin the rhythm and rhyme collide I put a kick in the backbones of clones with microphones Never satisfy my rhyme jones Sprayin bright day over what you might say My blood types Krylon, Technicolor Type-A On highways, bright with road rage Pages of wind in cages of tin that bounce all around Devouring the scene Subliminal gangrene paintings, overall the same thing Sing-song karaoke copy bull- Break bones verbally with sticks-and-stone tactics Fourth dimension combat convention Write rhymes at ease while the track stands at attention Meant to put you away with a pencil pistol official Sixteen-line, the rhyme missile While you risk your all, I pick out all your flaws Spittin rah blah blah blah, you can say you saw This is the unforgettable sound Bringin you up and takin you down Comin at you from every side Makin the rhythm and rhyme collide This is the unforgettable sound Bringin you up and takin you down Comin at you from every side Makin the rhythm and rhyme collide And like the rock and rap, you know what I mean? People actin like, you know, Wow, thats a new invention! That sh- aint new Were constantly evolving It is constantly changing. Theres a lot of change Everybodys always tryna to put labels on… There aint no label for this shit They always gonna try to put a label on it Try to create somethin so they could water it down Sometimes, I feel like a prophet Misunderstood, under the gun like a new disease Sometimes, I feel like a prophet Misunderstood, under the gun like a new disease This is the unforgettable sound Bringin you up and takin you down Comin at you from every side Makin the rhythm and rhyme collide This is the unforgettable sound Bringin you up and takin you down Comin at you from every side Makin the rhythm and rhyme collide This is the unforgettable sound Bringin you up and takin you down Comin at you from every side Makin the rhythm and rhyme collide This is the unforgettable sound Bringin you up and takin you down Comin at you from every side Makin the rhythm and rhyme collide You know what I mean? You cant put a label on a lifestyle."
"A fire needs a space to burn A breath to build a glow Ive heard it said a thousand times But now I know That you dont know what youve got Oh, you dont know what youve got No, you dont know what youve got Until its gone Until its gone Until its gone I thought I kept you safe and sound I thought I made you strong But something made me realize That I was wrong Cause finding what youve got sometimes Means finding it alone And I can finally see your light When I let go Cause you dont know what youve got Until its gone Until its gone Until its gone Until its gone Until its gone Until its gone Until its gone Until its gone Cause you dont know what youve got Oh, you dont know what youve got No, you dont know what youve got Its your battle to be fought No, you dont know what youve got Till its gone Till its gone Till its gone ."
"No control, no surprise Tossed the keys to the kingdom down that hole in my eye Im my own casualty I fuck up everything I see, fighting in futility We start the final war, tell me whats worth fighting for When we know theres nothing more We take the hand or fist just to sell ourselves for this The path we least resist No control, no surprise Tossed the keys to the kingdom down that hole in my eye Im my own casualty I fuck up everything I see, fighting in futility I give you what you came for, this is not the same though Got a different method, but I still can bring the pain, so Yall all get that same flow, I got that insane flow High as yall can get, youre never really in my range though Yes, Im half Anglo, half-fried panko All prime-time rhymer, let the bass bang low All you fucking lames go aiming at my name, know Careful what you shoot because you might hit what you aim for Careful what you shoot because you might hit what you aim for No control, no surprise Tossed the keys to the kingdom down that hole in my eye Im my own casualty I fuck up everything I see, fighting in futility No control, no surprise Tossed the keys to the kingdom down that hole in my eye Im my own casualty Im my own casualty Im not allowed to say certain things! AHH! Try and do... Try and do the other thing, real quick"
"It goes a one, two, three I was born with the hunger of a lion, the strength of a sun I dont need to sweat it when a competition come Original style like an 808 drum So I dont run the track, no, I make the track run My mama taught me words, my daddy built rockets I put em both together, now tell me what I got Its a pretty smart weapon, I can shoot it, I can drop it But learn to respect it cause you clearly cant stop it like that It aint over cause the sharks on the left side, the snakes on the right And anything you do, they wanna get a little bite It really doesnt matter if youre wrong or if youre right Cause once they get their teeth in, nothing really fights And as for me, I do it like I got nothing to lose And you can run your mouth like you can try to fill my shoes But steady, little soldier, I aint standing next to you Id be laying on the ground before youre even in my view like that Give me the strength of the rising sun Give me the truth of the words unsung And when the last bells ring, the poor men sing Bring me to kingdom come Its something for your people on the block to black out and rock to Give me what you need like poppa, who shot you? Separate the weak from the obsolete Youre meek, I creep hard on impostors And switch styles on a dime, quick-witted Yall quit tripping, I dont have time for your crying I grind tough, sucker, make your mind up Are you in the firing squad or are you in the lineup? Bang, bang, little monkey man, playing with the big guns Only get you slain, I aint playing, Im just saying You aint got a sliver of a chance I get iller, I deliver while you quiver in your pants So shake, shake down, money, heres the breakdown You can play the bank, Imma play the bank takedown And no mistakes now, Im coming to get you Im just a Banksy, youre a brainwash Get the picture? Its like that We swim against the rising waves And crash against the shore The body bends until it breaks The early morning sings no more So rest your head, its time to sleep And dream of whats in store The body bends until it breaks And sings again no more Cause time has torn the flesh away The early morning sings no more"
"Today, we stood on the wall We laughed at the sun, we laughed at the guns We laughed at it all And when they, they told us to go We paid them no mind like every other time But little did we know Today, I looked for a sign With flames in my hands A line in the sand between yours and mine And it came like fire from below Your greed led the call, my flag had to fall But little did you know Another day, your truth will come Youre gonna pay for what youve Pay for what youve done Youll get whats yours and face your crime Youll tell them, Give me back whats mine Give me back whats mine! Id never been a coward, Id never seen blood Youd sold me an ocean, and I was lost in the flood We were counting on a leader, we were driven by need But couldnt take temptation, and we were blinded by greed You were steady as a sniper, we were waiting on a wire So we never saw it coming when you ran from the fire You can try intimidation and you can try to ignore But when the time comes calling, yeah, you are gonna get yours Another day, your truth will come Youre gonna pay for what youve Pay for what youve done Youll get whats yours and face your crime Youll tell them Give me back whats mine Give me back whats mine! And so today, your truth has come Youre gonna pay for what youve Pay for what youve done Youll get whats yours, youre out of time And you will give me back whats mine Give me back whats mine! Give me, give me back whats mine! Give me, give me back whats mine! Whats mine! Give me, give me back whats mine! Whats mine! Whats mine! Give me back whats mine! Today, we stood on the wall We laughed at the sun, we laughed at the guns We laughed at it all And when they, they told us to go We paid them no mind like every other time But little did we know"
"Let me apologize to begin with Let me apologize for what Im about to say But trying to be genuine was harder than it seemed And somehow, I got caught up in between Let me apologize to begin with Let me apologize for what Im about to say But trying to be someone else was harder than it seemed And somehow, I got caught up in between Between my pride and my promise Between my lies and how the truth gets in the way The things I want to say to you get lost before they come The only thing thats worse than one is none Let me apologize to begin with Let me apologize for what Im about to say But trying to regain your trust was harder than it seemed And somehow, I got caught up in between Between my pride and my promise Between my lies and how the truth gets in the way The things I want to say to you get lost before they come The only thing thats worse than one is none The only thing thats worse than one is none And I cannot explain to you In anything I say or do or plan Fear is not afraid of you Guilts a language you can understand I cannot explain to you, in anything I say or do I hope the actions speak the words they can For my pride and my promise For my lies and how the truth gets in the way The things I want to say to you get lost before they come The only thing thats worse than one is... Pride and my promise Between my lies and how the truth gets in the way The things I want to say to you get lost before they come The only thing thats worse than one is none The only thing thats worse than one is none The only thing thats worse than one is none"
"Ive seen the blood, Ive seen the broken The lost and the sights unseen I want a flood, I want an ocean To wash my confusion clean I cant resolve this empty story I cant repair the damage done We are the fortunate ones Whove never faced oppressions gun We are the fortunate ones Imitations of rebellion We acted out, we wear the colors Confined by the things we own Were not without, were like each other Pretending were here alone And far away they burn their buildings Right in the face of the damage done We are the fortunate ones Whove never faced oppressions gun We are the fortunate ones Imitations of rebellion Rebellion Rebellion Rebellion Rebellion, rebellion We lost before the start Rebellion, rebellion One by one, we fall apart We fall apart We fall apart We fall apart We are the fortunate ones Whove never faced oppressions gun We are the fortunate ones Imitations of, imitations of... We are the fortunate ones Whove never faced oppressions gun We are the fortunate ones Imitations of rebellion Rebellion Rebellion Rebellion"
"Nah, you dont know me Lightning above and a fire below me You cannot catch me, cannot hold me You cannot stop, much less control me When it rains, it pours When the floodgates open, brace your shores That pressure dont care when it breaks your doors Say its all you can take, better take some more Cause I know what its like to test fate Had my shoulders pressed with that weight Stood up strong in spite of that hate A night gets darkest right before dawn What dont kill you makes you more strong And Ive been waiting for it, so long The nights go on Waiting for a light that never comes I chase the sun Waiting for a light that never comes Oh, oh, oh Waiting for a light that never comes When I was young, they told me, they said Make your bed, you lie in that bed A king can only reign til instead There comes that day its off with his head A night gets darkest, right before dawn What dont kill you makes you more strong Youll have my mercy then, when youre gone The nights go on Waiting for a light that never comes I chase the sun Waiting for a light that never comes Oh, oh, oh Waiting for a light that never comes And I told them, nah, you dont know me Lightning above and a fire below me You cannot catch me, cannot hold me You cannot stop, much less control me When it rains, it pours When the floodgates open, brace your shores That pressure dont care, it breaks your doors Say its all you can take, better take some more Oh, oh, oh Waiting for a light that never comes The nights go on Waiting for a light that never comes I chase the sun Waiting for a light that never comes Oh, oh, oh Waiting for a light that never comes"
"Like shining oil, this night is dripping down Stars are slipping down, glistening And Im trying not to think what Im leaving now No deceiving now, its time you let me know Let me know When the lights go out and we open our eyes Out there in the silence, Ill be gone, Ill be gone Let the sun fade out and another one rise Climbing through tomorrow, Ill be gone, Ill be gone This air between us is getting thinner now Into winter now, bittersweet And cross that horizon, this sun is setting down Youre forgetting now, its time you let me go Let me go When the lights go out and we open our eyes Out there in the silence, Ill be gone, Ill be gone Let the sun fade out and another one rise Climbing through tomorrow, Ill be gone, Ill be gone And tell them I couldnt help myself And tell them I was alone Oh, tell me I am the only one And theres nothing left to stop me When the lights go out and we open our eyes Out there in the silence, Ill be gone, Ill be gone Let the sun fade out and another one rise Climbing through tomorrow, Ill be gone, Ill be gone Ill be gone"
"This is war with no weapons, marching with no stepping Murder with no killing, illing every direction First, no sequel, do the math, no equal John with no Yoko; more power, less people And no, Im not afraid of that, print it in your paperback Every rap is made in fact to act as a delayed attack Every phrase a razor blade thats saved until they play it back To slay and leave em laying on the pavement, bang, fade to black In the wastelands of today When theres nothing left to lose And theres nothing more to take But you force yourself to choose In the wastelands of today Where tomorrow disappears While the future slips away And your hope turns into fear In the wastelands of today Roll credits, you get it, the show is done Theyre talking for just talking, but meaning, they got none None of em come proper, they talk like a shotgun But how many got bred with integrity? Not one So no, Im not afraid to see you suckers hold a blade to me Aint no way to shake the ground I built before you came to be Take it how you take it, Im the opposite of vacancy And this is not negotiation, yall can hate and wait and see In the wastelands of today When theres nothing left to lose And theres nothing more to take But you force yourself to choose In the wastelands of today Where tomorrow disappears While the future slips away And your hope turns into fear And your hope turns into fear In the wastelands of today In the wastelands of today When theres nothing left to lose And theres nothing more to take But you force yourself to choose In the wastelands of today Where tomorrow disappears While the future slips away And your hope turns into fear And your hope turns into fear In the wastelands of today In the wastelands of today In the wastelands of today"
"Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh You say youre not gonna fight Cause no one will fight for you And you think theres not enough love And no one to give it to And youre sure youve hurt for so long Youve got nothing left to lose So, you say youre not gonna fight Cause no one will fight for you You say the weight of the world Has kept you from letting go And you think compassions a flaw And youll never let it show And youre sure youve hurt in a way That no one will ever know But someday, the weight of the world Will give you the strength to go Whoa-oh, oh Oh-oh-oh Da-yeah-nah, no-ooh-oh No, no Hold on, the weight of the world Will give you the strength to go So hold on, the weight of the world Will give you the strength to go So hold on, the weight of the world Will give you the strength to go Just hold on, the weight of the world Will give you the strength to go"
"I come to this magnificent house of worship tonight Because my conscience leaves me no other choice A true revolution of values will lay hand on the world order And say of war; This way of settling differences is not just This business of burning human beings with napalm Of filling our nations homes with orphans and widows Of injecting poisonous drugs of hate Into the veins of peoples normally humane Of sending men home from dark and bloody battlefields Physically handicapped and psychologically deranged Cannot be reconciled with wisdom, justice, and love Cannot be reconciled with wisdom, justice, and love Cannot be reconciled with wisdom, justice, and love Cannot be reconciled with wisdom, justice, and love Cannot be reconciled with wisdom, justice, and love"
"Folks, we have a very special guest for you tonight Id like to introduce... Mr. Hahn Lets hear it for the great And now for a lesson in rhythm management Lets begin Alright now, wasnt that fun? Lets try something else"
"Mochiagete, tokihanashite Mochiagete, tokihanashite Mochiagete, tokihanashite Mochiagete, tokihanashite"
"Laughing You wastin your talent, Randy! Yeah, ready? Its like Im paranoid lookin over my back Its like a whirlwind inside of my head Its like I cant stop what Im hearing within Its like the face inside is right… Why does it look like night today? Something insides not right today Why am I so uptight today? Paranoias all I got left I dont know what stressed me first Or how the pressure was fed But I know just what it feels like To have a voice in the back of my head Its like a face that I hold inside Face that awakes when I close my eyes Face that watches every time they lie Face that laughs every time they fall So you know that when its time to sink or swim That the face inside is hearing me Right underneath my skin Its like Im paranoid lookin over my back Its like a whirlwind inside of my head Its like I cant stop what Im hearing within Its like the face inside is right… You know I thug em, fuck em, love em, leave em Cause I dont fuckin need em Take em out the hood, keep em lookin good But I dont fuckin feed em First time they fuss Im breezin Talkin bout, Whats the reasons? Im a pimp in every sense of the word, bitch Better trust than believe em In the cut where I keep em Til I need a nut, til I need to beat the guts Then its, beep beep and Im pickin em up Let em play with the dick in the truck Many chicks wanna put Jigga fist in cuffs Divorce him and split his bucks Just because you got good head, Ima break bread So you can be livin it up? Shit, I parts with nothin, yall be frontin Me give my heart to a woman? Not for nothin, never happen Ill be forever mackin Heart cold as assassins, I got no passion I got no patience And I hate waitin Ho get yo ass in And lets ri-i-i-i-i-ide Check em out now Ri-i-i-i-i-ide, yeah Lets ri-i-i-i-i-ide Check em out now Ri-i-i-i-i-ide, yeah We doin Big Pimpin, we spendin cheese Big Pimpin, on B.L.A.D.s We doin Big Pimpin up in NYC Its just that Jigga Man, Pimp C, and B-U-N-B Big Pimpin, spendin cheese We doin Big Pimpin, on B.L.A.D.s We doin Big Pimpin up in NYC Its just that Jigga Man, Pimp C, and B-U-N-B"
"Drop like get up, take to the streets Better lock that kid up, face full of teeth When he hock that spit up, pacing the beat like a beast Rocking the block on repeat Speak from the cut like a rush of blood Paint red on the sleeves of the ones you love Lay the sick ones down and the bells will ring Put pennies on the eyes, let the dead men sing I shiver and shake the warm air cold Im alone on my own In every mistake, I dig this hole Through my skin and bones It’s harder starting over Than never to have changed With blackbirds following me Im digging out my grave They close in, swallowing me The pain, it comes in waves Im getting back what I gave I sweat through the sheet as daylight fades As I waste away It traps me inside mistakes Ive made Thats the price I pay It’s harder starting over Than never to have changed With blackbirds following me Im digging out my grave They close in, swallowing me The pain, it comes in waves Im getting back what I gave I drop to the floor like I did before Stop watching, Im coughing, I cant be more What I want and what I need are at constant war Like a well full of poison, a rotten core The blood goes thin, the fever stings And I shake from the hell that the habits bring Let the sick ones down, the bells will ring Put pennies on the eyes, let the dead men sing Blackbirds following me Im digging out my grave They close in, swallowing me The pain, it comes in waves Im getting back what I gave Im getting back what I gave Im getting back what I gave"
"Skin to bone, steel to rust Ash to ashes, dust to dust Let tomorrow have its way With the promises we made Skin to bone, steel to rust Ash to ashes, dust to dust Your deception, my disgust When your name is finally drawn Ill be happy that youre gone Ash to ashes, dust to dust Ah, ash to ashes, dust to dust Ah, skin to bone and steel to rust Right to left, left to right Night to day and day to night As the starlight fades to grey Ill be marching far away Right to left and left to right Ah, ash to ashes, dust to dust Ah, skin to bone and steel to rust Let tomorrow have its way With the promises betrayed Skin to bone and steel to rust Skin to bone and steel to rust Skin to bone and steel to rust"
"Just do somethin to tell you who I am, ya know? Yeah (High voltage, you cant shake the shock Because nobody wants it to stop, check it out) Its high voltage, you cant shake the shock Because nobody wants it to stop, check it out Its high voltage, you cant shake the shock Because nobody wants it to stop, check it out Its high voltage, you cant shake the shock Because nobody wants it to stop, check it out Its high voltage, you cant shake the shock Because nobody wants it to stop, check it out Ive been diggin into crates ever since I was livin in space Before the rat race, before monkeys had human traits Mastered numerology and Big Bang theology Performed lobotomies with telekinetic psychology Invented the mic so I could start blessin it And chin-checkin kids to make my point like an impressionist Many men have tried to shake us But I twist mic chords to double-helixes And show them what Im made of I buckle knees like leg braces Cast the spell of instrumental-ness on all of the MCs that hate us So try on, leave you without a shoulder to cry on From now to infinity, let icons be bygones I firebomb, ghostly notes haunt this I tried threats, but moved on to a promise I stomp shit, with or without an accomplice The stamp of approval is on this Its high voltage, you cant shake the shock Because nobody wants it to stop, check it out Its high voltage, you cant shake the shock Because nobody wants it to stop, check it out Put a kink in the backbones of clones with microphones Never satisfy my rhyme jones Spraying bright day over what you might say Blood type krylon, technicolor type A On highways, bright with road rage Im patient to win the cage and the tin to bounce all around In surround sound, devouring the scene Subliminal gangrene paintings, overall, the same thing Sing-song karaoke copy madness Break bones verbally with sticks-and-stone tactics Fourth dimension combat convention Write rhymes at ease while the tracks stands at attention Meant to put you away with the pencil pistol, official Sixteen-line, rhyme missile While you risk your all, I pick out of your flaws Spitting raw blah blah blah, you can say you saw Its high voltage, you cant shake the shock Because nobody wants it to stop, check it out Its high voltage, you cant shake the shock Because nobody wants it to stop, check it out Its high voltage, you cant shake the shock Because nobody wants it to stop, check it out Its high voltage, you cant shake the shock Because nobody wants it to stop, check it out High voltage High voltage High voltage High voltage Its high voltage, you cant shake the shock Because nobody wants it to stop, check it out Its high voltage, you cant shake the shock Because nobody wants it to stop, check it out Its high voltage, you cant shake the shock Because nobody wants it to stop, check it out Its high voltage, you cant shake the shock Because nobody wants it to stop, check it out This production… Has been brought to you courtesy of… Mixed Media… Akira… Mr. Hahn… And… Hybrid Theory"
"One, two One, two, thank you Theres no peace, only war Victory decides whos wrong or right It will not cease, only grow You better be prepared to fight And it will not apologize For laying down your life War Theres no pain, it will spare Fear has become your only right And once youre lost, in your despair Forever black eternal night And it will not apologize For laying down your life War, destroyer War, destroyer It needs no side to justify Laying down your life War, destroyer War"
"From the top to the bottom At the core, Ive forgotten Taken far from my safety The memory wont escape me Were stuck in a place so dark, you can hardly see A manner of matter that splits with the words I breathe And as the rain drips acidic questions around me I block out the sight of the powers that be And duck away into the darkness, times up I wind up in a rusted world with eyes shut So tight that it blurs into the world of pretend And the eyes ease open and its dark again From the top to the bottom At the core, Ive forgotten Taken far from my safety The memory wont escape me In the memory, youll find me Eyes burning up The darkness holding me tightly Until the sun rises up Listen to the sound, dizzy from the ups and downs And nauseated by the polluted rot thats all around Watching the wheels of cars that pass I look past to the last of the light and the long shadows it casts A window grows, captures the eye And cries out yellow light as it passes me by And a young, shadowy figure sits in front of a box Inside a building of rock with antennas on top Now, nothing can stop in this land of the pain The sane lose, not knowing they were part of the game And while the insides change, the box stays the same And the figure inside could bear anybodys name The memories I keep are from a time like then I put on my paper so I could come back to them Someday, Im hoping to close my eyes and pretend That this crumpled up paper can be perfect again Yo, from the top to the bottom At the core, Ive forgotten Taken far from my safety The memory wont escape me Im here at this podium talking, the ceremonial offerings Dedicated to urban dysfunctional offspring City governments are eternally napping Trapped in greedy covenants, causing urban collapse And bullets that scar souls with dark holes Get more than your car stole Some hearts be blacker than charcoal This societys deprivation depends Not on our differences, but the separation within No reparation is made, limited aid on minimum wage Living in a tenement cage where rent isnt paid Tragedy within a parade The darkness overspreads like a permanent plague Im the forgotten In the memory youll find me Eyes burning up The darkness holding me tightly Until the sun rises up"
"We knew the world would not be the same Few people laughed, few people cried, most people were silent I remember the line from The Hindu Scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita Vishnu is trying to persuade the prince that he should do his duty And, to impress him, takes on his multi-armed form and says: Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds I suppose we all thought that, one way or another"
"When I look into your eyes Theres nothing there to see Nothing but my own mistakes Staring back at me Nwod kaerb yllautneve nworf reven ohw elpoep eht neve Trapa sllaf gnihtyreve Dniwnu lla ti hctaw ot tfel emit fo tuo er’ew dnif noos ll’uoy Dne ot sah gnihtyreve Nwod kaerb yllautneve nworf reven ohw elpoep eht neve Trapa sllaf gnihtyreve Dniwnu lla ti hctaw ot tfel emit fo tuo er’ew dnif noos ll’uoy Dne ot sah gnihtyreve Ive lied to you, this is the last smile That I’ll fake for the sake of being with you Everything falls apart Even the people who never frown eventually break down Everything has to end Youll soon find were out of time left to watch it all unwind For the sake of being with you Everything falls apart Even the people who never frown eventually break down The sacrifice is never knowing Why I stay When you just push away No matter what you see Youre still so blind to me En ohw elpoep eht neve Neve trapa sllaf gnihtyreve Ive tried, like you To do everything you wanted to This is the last time Ill take the blame for the sake of being with you Everything falls apart Even the people who never frown eventually break down The sacrifice of hiding in a lie Everything has to end Youll soon find were out of time left to watch it all unwind The sacrifice is never knowing Why I stay When you just push away No matter what you see Youre still so blind to me Reverse psychology is failing miserably Its so hard to be left all alone Telling you is the only chance for me Theres nothing left but to turn and face you When I look into your eyes Theres nothing there to see Nothing but my own mistakes Staring back at me, asking why The sacrifice of hiding in a lie The sacrifice is never knowing Why I stay When you just push away No matter what you see Youre still so blind to me Why I stay When you just push away No matter what you see Youre still so blind to me"
"This is fun Ladies and gentlemen lets put our hands together for the astonishing Welcome ladies and gentlemen to the 8th wonder of the world The flow of the century.. always timeless.. HOV! Thank you for comin out tonight You coulda been anywhere in the world, but youre here with us We appreciate that Uh, H to the izz-O, V to the izz-A Fo shizzle my nizzle used to dribble down in VA Was hurtin em in the home of the Terrapins; got it dirt cheap for them Plus if they was short with cheese I would work with them Brought in weed, got rid of that dirt for them Wasnt born hustlers, I was birthin em H to the izz-O, V to the izz-A Fo sheezy my neezy keep my arms so freezy Cant leave rap alone, the game needs me Haters want me clapped and chromed, it aint easy Cops wanna knock me, D.A. wanna box me in But somehow, I beat them charges like Rocky H to the izz-O, V to the izz-A Not guilty, he who does not feel me Is not real to me, therefore he doesnt exist So poof -- vamoose, son of a bitch! H to the izz-O, V to the izz-A Fo shizzle my nizzle used to dribble down in VA H to the izz-O, V to the izz-A Thats the anthem getcha damn hands up H to the izz-O, V to the izz-A Not guilty yall got to feel me H to the izz-O, V to the izz-A Check it out, yo One thing, I dont know why It doesnt even matter how hard you try Keep that in mind I designed this rhyme To explain in due time, Time is a valuable thing Watch it fly by as the pendulum swings Watch it count down to the end of the day The clock ticks life away and I didnt look out below I watch the time go right out the window Trying to hold on, and didnt even know I wasted it all just to I kept everything inside and even though I tried, it all fell apart What it meant to me will eventually be a memory of a time when I tried, so H to the izz-O, V to the izz-A LP, Jay-Z, help me up Oh they havin good old time out there It starts with H to the izz-O, V to the izz-A LP, Jay-Z, help me up Oh they havin good old time out there It starts with H to the izz-O, V to the izz-A LP, Jay-Z, help me up Ye-Ye-Yes! The ladies and gentleman It starts with H to the izz-O, V to the izz-A"
"No regret for the confidence betrayed No more hiding in shadow Cause I wont wait for the debt to be repaid Time has come for you Victimized, victimized! Never again victimized! Victimized, victimized! Never again victimized! Theyre acting like they want a riot, its a riot Ill give em As the siren climbs higher on this violent rhythm For you snakes in the grass, supplying the venom I aint scared of your teeth, I admire whats in em You been waiting in the shadows there, thinking youre hidden But the truth is, you dont have the stomach to get em Go on already, hit em, yeah, you gotta be kidding Wanna talk about a victim? Imma put you there with em Victimized, victimized! Never again victimized! Victimized, victimized! Never again victimized! NO!"
"Theres a fragile game we play With the ghosts of yesterday If we cant let go, well never say goodbye No trace of what remains No stones to mark the graves Only memories we thought we could deny There was so much more to lose Than the pain I put you through In my carelessness, I left you in the dark And the blood may wash away But the scars will never fade At least I know, somehow, I made a mark In the dark, in the light Nothing left, nothing right In the dark, in the light Nothing left, nothing right In the dark, in the light Nothing left, nothing right In the dark, in the light Nothing left, nothing right! Nothing right! Nothing right!"
"Theres something inside me that pulls beneath the surface Consuming, confusing This lack of self-control I fear is never ending Controlling, I cant seem To find myself again My walls are closing in Ive felt this way before So insecure Crawling in my skin These wounds, they will not heal Fear is how I fall Confusing what is real Discomfort endlessly has pulled itself upon me Distracting, reacting Against my will, I stand beside my own reflection Its haunting how I cant seem To find myself again My walls are closing in Ive felt this way before So insecure Crawling in my skin These wounds, they will not heal Fear is how I fall Confusing what is real Crawling in my skin These wounds, they will not heal Fear is how I fall Confusing, confusing what is real"
"Yo Watch as the room rocks, mentally moonwalk Mixed Media slang bangin in your boombox Verbal violence, lyrical stylist In a time when rock hip-hop rhymes are childish You cant tempt me with rhymes that are empty Rappin to a beat doesnt make you an MC With your lack of skill and facility, youre killin me And a DJ in the group just for credibility I heard that some of you are gettin help with your rhymes Youre not an MC if someone else writes your lines Rappin over rock doesnt make you a pioneer Cause rock and hip-hop have collaborated for years But now, theyre getting randomly mixed and matched up All after a fast buck, and all the tracks suck So how does it stack up? None of its real You wanna be an MC? Youve gotta study the skill Who can rock a rhyme like this? Bring it to you every time like this? Who can rock a rhyme like this? Step, step up! Step, step up! So, you pick up a pen and write yourself a new identity But mentally, you dont have the hip-hop energy With a tendency to make up stories Sounding like the only hip hop youve heard is top 40 And your record company is completely missin it All the kids are dissin it for not bein legitimate So in a battle, you cant hack it, react with wack shit And get smacked with verbal backflips Get your ass kicked by fabulous battle catalysts Its taken decades for MCs to establish this Youre new to hip-hop, and welcome if youre serious But not on the mic, leave that to the experienced Using the waves of sound The true master paralyzes his opponents Leaving him vulnerable to attack Who can rock a rhyme like this? Bring it to you every time like this? Who can rock a rhyme like this? Step, step up! Step, step up! Who can rock a rhyme like this? Bring it to you every time like this? Who can rock a rhyme like this? Step, step up! Step, step up! Step up! After years of pain-staking research by the worlds leading sound scientists We here at the Sound Institute have invented a reliable audio weapons system Actual movement of musical sound in space used to carefully attack and neutralize the cellular structure of the human body And the question must be asked… Who can rock a rhyme like this? Bring it to you every time like this? Who can rock a rhyme like this? Step, step up! Step, step up! Who can rock a rhyme like this? Bring it to you every time like this? Who can rock a rhyme like this? Step, step up! Step, step up! Mix Media Step up the microphone And you do it like this And you do it like… Step up the microphone Mix Media And you do it like this Mix Media Step up the microphone And you do it like this Mix Media Step Up the microphone And you do it like this"
"God save us, everyone Will we burn inside the fires of a thousand suns? For the sins of our hands, sins of our tongue Sins of our father, the sins of our young God save us, everyone Will we burn inside the fires of a thousand suns? For the sins of our hands, sins of our tongue Sins of our father, the sins of our young"
"KidBrain Boxing gloves, condoms and blue blockers Dress shoes, a Sharpie and 3 quarters A football, hacky sack, frisbee in the back and a baseball cap Two folding chairs, adirondack And a mini cooler filled with healthy snacks Beach towels, sunblock, a surfboard and a sleeping bag Bottled water, cashew nuts, extra socks, an American flag Old boots, paper towels, Shopgirl: A Novella Deodorant, house keys, sweatshirt, an umbrella A golf club, basketball, bug spray A laundry heap, a pocket knife, a battery These are the things in my Jeep These are the things in my Jeep, Jeep, Jeep, Jeep, Jeep These are the things in my Jeep, Jeep, Jeep, Jeep, Jeep These are the things in my Jeep, Jeep, Jeep, Jeep, Jeep These are the things in my Jeep, Jeep, Jeep, Jeep, Jeep Hairspray, a toy car, deck of cards, and some handy wipes A bag of trash, a shoe lace, a Rubiks cube, and a flashlight A bandanna with my name on it A mix tape, push play on it A toothbrush and toothpaste A tic tac in a briefcase A dream catcher, a road map Registration and insurance A toy car, a rubber band and a tape of the Jimmy Hendrix Experience A cup holder, a steering wheel, a soda can in the back seat, a phone charger, an old wallet These are the things in my Jeep Hi, come inside, look around my Jeep You will find such marvelous things A broken stapler, some crumpled paper Prepare for adventure, inside my Jeep These are the things in my Jeep, Jeep, Jeep, Jeep, Jeep These are the things in my Jeep, Jeep, Jeep, Jeep, Jeep These are the things, all of the things These are the things that I keep in my Jeep These are the things, all of the things These are the things that I keep in my Jeep"
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### Dataset Summary

The Lyrics dataset parsed from Genius. This dataset is designed to generate lyrics with HuggingArtists. Model is available here.

en

## How to use

How to load this dataset directly with the datasets library:

from datasets import load_dataset



## Dataset Structure

An example of 'train' looks as follows.

This example was too long and was cropped:

{
"text": "Look, I was gonna go easy on you\nNot to hurt your feelings\nBut I'm only going to get this one chance\nSomething's wrong, I can feel it..."
}


### Data Fields

The data fields are the same among all splits.

• text: a string feature.

### Data Splits

train validation test
529 - -

'Train' can be easily divided into 'train' & 'validation' & 'test' with few lines of code:

from datasets import load_dataset, Dataset, DatasetDict
import numpy as np

train_percentage = 0.9
validation_percentage = 0.07
test_percentage = 0.03

train, validation, test = np.split(datasets['train']['text'], [int(len(datasets['train']['text'])*train_percentage), int(len(datasets['train']['text'])*(train_percentage + validation_percentage))])

datasets = DatasetDict(
{
'train': Dataset.from_dict({'text': list(train)}),
'validation': Dataset.from_dict({'text': list(validation)}),
'test': Dataset.from_dict({'text': list(test)})
}
)


## Considerations for Using the Data

### Citation Information

@InProceedings{huggingartists,
author={Aleksey Korshuk}
year=2021
}