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Don't Look Down

by Mr. Lif

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Wesley A modern day Slick Rick, Mr. Lif's ability to weave stories through verse is second to none. Don't Look Down reminds of our innate mortality and the fears that manifest in our daily lives. The backdrop is a hauntingly beautiful reminder that we're born alone and our inescapable foibles ensure we die the same way.
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Welcome to “Don’t Look Down,” Mr. Lif’s first solo album in seven years, a chronicle of personal evolution, internal strength, and the ebbs and flows of life. It’s the most introspective and harrowingly personal work from the ex-Def Jux legend—a record borne from successes, failures, and hard-learned lessons.

The Boston prophet’s first new work for Mello Music Group directly addresses the difficulties of keeping your head up amidst duress. You hear and feel the intensity of the fight, the sense of falling into despair, the helplessness of drowning, and the power of being able to save yourself.

Over a 10-song cycle, Lif delivers poetic testament that avoids preachiness. These are agnostic sermons written to conceal and nurture him during a bleak period—cathartic confessionals that offered a conduit to bliss. The structure of “Don’t Look Down” mirrors this personal descent and rebirth, a hero’s journey worthy of Joseph Campbell.

It starts with “Pounds of Pressure” and “The Abyss,” adrenaline-pulsing sagas where the narrator clutches his pistol, soaked in sweat. Over bone-bristling drums and smears of disembodied vocal samples, Lif’s protagonist is engulfed in violence, pushed to the precipice, forced into a fight-or-flight scenario. This emotional rupture leads into the depression of the third track, “Everyday We Pray”—where the hero ruminates on personal storms and the patterns of his demise—praying for discipline and the strength to be honest.

By the song’s conclusion, optimism has started to seep back into his worldview. “Let Go” reflects that with its self-admonition to search deeper and think smarter, let the light shine, and unburden oneself from the pain of the past. “A Better Day” captures the zenith of this positivity, filtered through realism and clarity. It’s a call to arms to rebuke the cosmetic and prosthetic, to scale these walls and “beat this vile prison we call living.”

With "Whizdom," "Mission Accomplished", & "World Renown," the central character creates his own world, barricading himself from the ills of society. He’s aided by a beat from Edan and verses from Akrobatik (Lif’s partner in The Perceptionists) and Del the Funky Homosapien. The final act hinges on “iLL,” where the vulnerabilities creep back to the surface, incubating a state of reflection, in which the protagonist ponders the ways of the world—wishing for something more, wondering if this is heaven or another self-created hell.

The concepts all come to a powerful resolution on the finale, the title track that hauntingly echoes this mantra of resilience. Over taut minor piano chords, Lif tries to make sense of it all before the final fall, weary with a head full of ideas, a spirit unbowed, offering one last reminder that our most severe stumbles often lead to our greatest successes.

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released April 15, 2016

Cover Photo by Dom Savini
Mastered By Mike Cip @ Split2nd Entertainment

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Track Name: Pounds of Pressure
Verse One

Where do I start
Should I provide a method for you
What would you do?
You're up against your moment of truth
You've got a gun in your right hand
You soaked through your sweat band
The opposition says

(You bout to die!
You're a dead man!)

You flash back
How did this happen
This action
With guns clappin
And holes in walls
With souls dissolved?

Unfortunately love sparked it
When you met her
You suspected she was toxic
Yet
You had to knock it
At least once

Then you got fully involved
You saw the energy around her as a problem you could solve
So you move in
It's an illusion
She claiming peace
But her destiny will nudge her to the grasp of the beast

She had a stalker
An awkward guy she met at a park
But then he start
To show up at her place after dark
You're out of town now
but thinking round house
You've gotta settle it

Go stay with your girl
Confront the dude
And that's the end of it

You're walking one day
Just coming back from a stroll
And he's standing at her door
cause he won't leave her alone

You bump him one time
to show him it's dark during the sunshine
Pull out the keys to her crib
and tell him
"She's mine"

And if I see you again
Time'll suspend
Violence'll bend peace
Then I'ma bless your dome with a wreath

The eye contact was combat
His spirit ablaze
The motherfuck
Ain't say shit
He just smirked
And walked away

Chorus

It's drama
Your mind is in a stressed out state

The mantra
Your life's exactly what you create

It's Karma
But then you've gotta factor in fate

You've got a lot on your plate
Can you handle The Weight?
(x2)

Verse Two

Now the night falls
With tension building up in your heart
This shit is worse than you thought
And you ain't handle it smart

You ain't tell your lady shit
Cause you ain't want her concerned
With your strap next to your bed
Cause now you ready to burn
4 nights pass
You ain't getting good sleep lately
You still shaky
That look in his eye
Was he faking?

Then a glass breaks downstairs
It's 1 AM
Shattered glass on the floor
Sure sign of mayhem

The dog barks
Runs downstairs
Then squeals
It's real
You tell your girl to call the cops and
Stay concealed
In the attic
Cause This could get real tragic
Grab the 9
And pray the shit'll spray like an automatic

Ran across the stairwell
2 shots pop
They lodged in the wall
These muthafuckaz came ready to brawl

Overzealous creeping up the steps
But you's a fuckin vet
Clapped him through the wall
and heard the body fall

But another set of footsteps
You didn't expect
Ran across
And now cause for you to reassess the threat
Is evident

Malevolent fuck
Brought backup
Somebody's in the room your girl's in
You bout to act up

It's quiet cross the hall
Cause he ain't see her at all
She's in the ceiling dealing
hiding her feelings to keep calm

So you pop a shot to smash the window
Cause he ain't kinfolk
His homie been smoked
And now you plan to evoke
The power of Thor
In hopes to execute without flaw
You reload
and pop a few shots while inching toward the door

Then you hear the door creaking to the balcony
Could it be?
Muthafucka trying to flee?
On the floor
finding these
drops of blood
Must have caught him with a riccochet
Then you hesitate
Thinking should I go or should I stay?

But adrenaline pumped
You ready to dump
Dipped to the balcony
Looked at the ground
And then you jumped...
Track Name: The Abyss
Verse One

I landed on the ground
Took a look around

He's nowhere to be found
But without a sound

I stood there silent

Engulfed in violence

Embraced by shadows

My mind set: Battle

Standing in the courtyard
Right beneath the balcony
Hoping that my lady ain't a Valkyrie

Should one suggest that I be met by death
I'll fight til I've got no strength
Or there's nothing left

The gate was left agape
to the alleyway
The path where he escaped
But so silently

I could hear the wind rustle the vines
Amidst the dim street lights
The moon shines

This type of scene
Sniper scene
True that it might be him
But it might be me

Out through the gate I go
But kept low
Shift strictly to intuition mode

Cut my eyes left
Cut my eyes right
He's not in my eyesight
I'm ready for gun fight

The muthafucka made a dash and moved fast
I licked off a blast
It flew past him

He's a block away but I can catch him
Face bashing
New course of action

I'm gaining
Out here without training
Heart started pounding when I saw him blazing

Chorus

So amazed the ways that life could go
(x4)
Somebody help me cause I'm drowning in this
Somebody help me cause I've found the abyss
(x2)

VERSE 2

Mr. Lif

He popped two shots
Though I thought he was out
Whizzed past my face
But I can't stop now

Feeling like a demon
Bobbing and weaving

I could have been struck man
I'm lucky to be breathing

Chest heaving
Adrenaline rush

Voice inside of my head says:

Inner Voice :

("This is too much")

("Hesitation
Doubt
Re-route
It's not too late for you to be out
You could see now

Drop the gun
You've already won
No need to bleed two
You just dropped one

He won't be back
This is over attack
You just ended a life
You're the owner of that")

Mr. Lif

Had to stop in my tracks
And put my back on the wall
If I'm invisible to him
Then that's the end of the brawl

With such a sudden withdrawal
I didn't know what to think
Then I realized that I survived a walk on the brink

On the edge of destruction
For sure pure panic
The gravity of this
Turned me to pure manic

I stood there
And finally felt fear
I'm sure back at the crib,
My girl's in tears

I've gotta go back
But I did so slowly
Along the same path of fury
that blurred me

Who heard me?
All the neighborhood lights on
Now I hear sirens
Remnants of violence

Silence at the core of my mind
as I teleported back to the scene of the crime

Told my girl
"I'm here"
Open the attic door
I assure safety
After tragic war

As we embraced
She cried
She thought maybe I died
I'm glad that we're alive

But part of me
Partially
Parted me
I was barely even present for the hug
So please pardon me

My mind beams
Stages of dreams
Crazed as it seems
Survive by any means

I never really slept that well
After that night

Sunset
now gets me set to fight

And it's wearing down even my relentless type
And it seems nobody can contest the plight

So I'm waking from nightmares
and even though the coast is clear
I fell into my own despair...

Chorus

Somebody help me cause I'm drowning in this
Somebody help me cause I've found the abyss
(x2)
Track Name: Everyday We Pray
Chorus by Taylormade

Everyday we pray
We pray to save our soul
(x2)

Verse One (Mr. Lif)

Well I'm sitting at my table now
hands crossed
blast off
Thinking about some opportunities that I had passed on

Hindsight is 20/20
Thinking isn't helping any
Drinking will just serve to end me
Progress am I making any?

I'm not sure
cause my mind got blurred
by the things I chose to focus on and what I've observed
Patterns of my own demise that I in that in my life
I'm at the center of my own storm when things go wrong

Nowadays I pray for discipline
Strength to be honest
Hope to never break a promise while enshrouded in my calmness

Hoping to accomplish all this
requires skill, will, energy, determination
Plus some time for meditation

I try approaching life with ease
My steez is to appreciate the wind
the sunlight
and the leaves

But for now I can't breathe
Could you help me out please?
See me looking to the sky
while I'm down on my knees

Chorus

Everyday we pray
We pray to save our soul
(x2)

Verse Two (Mr. Lif)

It's been a bad day
Got me feeling shook and I'm looking for
my emotions to stop the plots of this crooked war

Furthermore depression nipping at my heels and I can feel
the sentiments that I conceal
I'm wondering if I can deal

My appeal to a higher power was delayed an hour
Rallied up and took a shower
Plus I'm hoping not to cower

Ever been so hungry that your eyes feel slumped in?
Fridge full of food but your soul craving something
much more touch more thoughts through delirium
Strive to rise above the negative vibes and bury em
I can see the sun again
Clouds start to dissipate
My spirits elevate
Here I go
I anticipate

Clarity
Epiphanies
Motivation gripping me
A day of infamy
for this one man symphony
Plucking at my heart strings
This could be starting
a spiritual departing
The visions of a scarred king

Chorus

Everyday we pray
We pray to save our soul
(x2)
Track Name: Let Go (feat. Selina Carrera)
Verse One

A rigid mind can hit you like a fist
The goal is moving fluid like a fish
If you can calm your mind
You're no longer blind
Tell me who could lead you wrong with this
I'm rhyming over loops, it's old school
I levitate a style, it's Goku
I fold dimensions
I failed to mention
I came to tap into your soul too
Now tell me what you've buried deep within
Beyond the marrow
well beyond the skin
Is pain lurkin'?
Your brain hurtin'?
I'm sad to see your hopes are getting dim
Now please back away from bright lights
Enjoy the solitude of late nights
Inhale the groove
And make a move
I promise you'll ascend to great heights

Chorus by Selina Carerra

Dim down those lights right now
It's time for us to wind down
Pour me a glass of merlot
Baby, let's just let go
Let's just let go

Verse Two

I've heard that poetry can heal you
To open up your heart, reveal truth
You feeling free?
A deity
Who floats amongst the clouds can feel you
Is this the definition of a blessed
Spirit who was sent to manifest?
With eloquence
For elephants
Who tell the human beings "take a rest"
Now sit down
Get down
Ponder
Spliff now
Drink down
Water
Is this a prison?
The life we're livin'?
Can't disobey the rhythm much longer
Now where you gonna be when panic hits?
Can you grow your food and can you fish?
I sit back
With a jet pack
That I'm wearing just in case the planet splits

Chorus

Dim down those lights right now
It's time for us to wind down
Pour me a glass of merlot
Baby, let's just let go
Let's just let go

Verse Three

The goal is to search deeper
And grow smarter
And think harder
Plus avoidance of the grim reaper
You don't need ta
Be a martyr
I could start ta
Flip another style
Let my spirit out
Like a little child
With a bigger smile
Than you think about
Got it figured out
Look, I'm living now
Not forgetting how I got here through
many details, that I'll spare you
But I faced fear
Hope diminishing
Bills imprisoning
Winter shivering
But envisioning a better me for therapy
Pleasantly, eventually was helping me
Set myself free
Let myself be
Let my light shine
Here's the remedy

Chorus

Dim down those lights right now
It's time for us to wind down
Pour me a glass of merlot
Baby, let's just let go
Let's just let go
Track Name: A Better Day (feat. Erica Dee)
Chorus by Erica Dee

A better day
Better life
See it
Believe it
Let it come alive
Alive

A better day
Better life
See it
Believe it
It's in your eyes
It's in your eyes

Verse One (Mr. Lif)

I might sit and analyze the skies
To revitalize
Some old concepts I idolized
I'm glad that I'm alive
To find environments where I could thrive
Strive
Then shift my brain right into hyper drive
And what I notice is real
It won't fail
Nature truly holds the truth
To all life's details
I rebuke the cosmetic
Prosthetic
Rather get it from the ayurvedic medic
And stay indebted to the energetic force
That has plotted a course
For me to rep and share my light
whenever people feel lost
These are hard times
But through adversity my heart climbs
Finding strengths at my mind's outer lengths
When it all seems hopeless
Ability to cope is
too elusive
Soul searching inconclusive
Take a deep breath
Feel the the heart inside your chest
Knowledge works in some mysterious ways
This is a test

Chorus

A better day
Better life
See it
Believe it
Let it come alive
Alive

A better day
A better life
See it
Believe it
It's in your eyes
It's in your eyes

Verse Two (Mr. Lif)

I have dreams
Magnified by sun beams
Some screams lurkin' in my mind indelibly
Instinctively
We're united through telepathy
Without a word
I can observe the things you're telling me
Therapy is peace of mind
A certain type of light will leave you blind
The other type is by your heart's design
Choose which one and be undone
If moderation isn't your function
You just shunned
The crucial need for balance
To dodge the deadly talons
Of vultures in the sky
Bankers on the ground
They'll dissolve your town
Just to make a buck
You're counting on their morals?
Then you're shit outta luck
I build a viaduct to bridge a common tale
Then inhale
The glory of life without fail
Please scale these walls with me
And dissolve memory
Of this vile prison
That we've called living

Chorus

Better day
Better life
See it
Believe it
It's in your eyes
Your eyes

A better day
better life
See it
Believe it
Let it come alive
Alive

A better day
Better life
See it
Believe it
It's in your eyes
Your eyes

A better day
Better life
See it
Believe it
It's in your eyes
Your eyes
Track Name: Whizdom (feat. Blacastan) [prod. Edan]
Mr. Lif - Verse 1

I hold futures
Throw sutures at wounds
Open tombs
Let spirits loom
Ancestors walk in the room
Talking of gloom
A dash of optimism if I rock the rhythm
The griot flowed, so I stopped to listen
Tales from then
Those remain the lessons of now
Questions like "how"
Accumulate like sweat on your brow
Cumulus clouds
The precursors
to three verses
The breeze made the trees nervous
The seas surfaced

As whales walk on land
And talk like man
This one guy who thought he could fly
He hopped off dams
Successfully lands
Causing all his critics to cringe
Cynics'll sing
The eagle shared a pair of his wings

As the properties of all fall to unpredictability
I find myself suprisingly at peace in this vicinity
Spiritually
balanced at the crest of possibility
I let ALL I know go
and did so willingly

Chorus

Elements
Instruments
Musical formulas
Knowledge
Intellect
I project
Wisdom

Mr. Lif - Verse Two

I see codes
Clear as there's an ebb and a flow
Extend my arms to cradle knowledge that we never will know
And from my fingertips drips
Eclipse
Upon dawn's lips
Nuclear grips on her bronze hips
As she lusts for the dusk
The the light becomes cosmic
The beams gleam data?
Then prophets switch topics
Stop to just watch it
and marvel in awe
If I'm asleep when I hear a beat,
It tastes like stars

I'm Pi with these bars
I'm slightly ajar
you want more
.one four
The decimals of luster and lore

As decibels pour
Through speaker cones
To leave you clones
DNA poem
Coffers of capillaries & bone

Offer ancillaries and tones
that are pliable
The sky is too low
That's why dimensions keep my fires aglow

As the answers float just beyond halcyon
My knowledge drifts
as I glimpse at the cliffs of Albion

Chorus

Elements
Instruments
Musical formulas
Knowledge
Intellect
I project
Wisdom

Blacastan - Verse Three

My mind state bubble over
beats like Maxine

Stay clear of the trouble
in the streets the vaccine

Enters your bloodstream
through headphone cords
or wireless charge

Blac appears like a mirage,
Park the horse drawn chariot
in the garage

Like Maximus with faceplates,
face my mistakes

With no regrets
Russian roulettes,
with lit cigarettes

I wrote the type of antidote
you can't forget
Like my message to the people

Hare Krishna's for Beatles,
swung the cape
released it on the 2" tape

Now... Protons and neutrons form
the right bomb

While me, Lif, and Edan form
the right bond

My thoughts go beyond
what was wrote in Qu'rans

Any emcee who disagree with me
wave your arm

Take a sec to chop it up so we could hang like Saddam

Welcome to showbiz
now break a leg like Vietnam
Track Name: Mission Accomplished (feat. The Perceptionists)
VERSE ONE

Ak - Back at it
I black out in the lab
It's a bad habit
Pragmatic
Pen and pad addict
Codename Akrobatik

Lif - Codename Lif
Continental drift
My plates shift
The land is
My canvas
I paint this

Ak - Vivid picture
Twisted scripture
Fuck wit
The couplets
of this vicious mixture

Lif - This rich elixir
Poured by lords
Bomb flow
When I don those
Hanzo swords

Ak - Oh Lord
Hit record
It's time for barbaric acts
It's you're where we're blaring facts
Brother, you are where it's at

Lif - Wizard hat
Rap disappearing act
Lif and Ak
Bring it back
spawn a new world in every single track

Ak - You can't limit that

Lif - Infinite wit

Ak & Lif - Intricate shit

Ak - The type to get your whole syndicate lit

Lif - Visuals split
and leave behind hologram
We are now...

Ak - Darkman

Lif - Hollow Man
Exiled from Alderaan

Ak - For not keeping the peace

Lif - We keeping this brief

Ak - Satisfaction when they push our new release on the streets

----------

VERSE TWO

Lif - Time to panic
We came to attach to your planet
We mold time with rhyme
The future's expanded
Transmitting from the edges
Where the ledge is unknown

Ak - Now let me tell you why you tyrants should've left it alone
You see...
Me and my colleagues
Not playing in y'all's league
Sealing off all your entry points til all of y'all leave
Ventilate the game so real heads can all breathe
Push up your hands if you've got nothing up y'all's sleeve

VERSE THREE

Lif - Now what would happen if we traded

Ak - Lines

Lif - Sylla
Ak - bles
Lif - Letters
Ak - N
Lif - E
Ak - V
Lif - E
Ak - R

Lif - Never

Ak - Should you fuck with the veter

Lif - Rins
Acumen

Ak - For the win
Perceptionists crew

Ak & Lif - Back again

Lif - Skin peels whenever rhymes fly from reels
Ordeals
We cook em up and eat em like meals
So surreal how the Gods disappear through portals
That appear
Strictly based on the fear of mere mortals

Ak - So we sing this
From Mount Olympus
The new hymnal

Lif - Profound
Underground sound

Ak - Found in no jingles

Lif - Angles strangle til the comp is
Rhombus
No alarm it's
Harmless
Clueless with fluids
To embalm this

Ak - Haunt this

Lif - Elect to affect the subconscious

Ak - Lawless

Lif - The venue is wrecked

Ak & Lif - Mission accomplished
Track Name: World Renown (feat. Del The Funky Homosapien)
Lif Verse One

Rhyme flurry
Just enough to form snow flurry
Storm wording
The verse got clouds swirling

Ground surging
My army of troops
You look minute
While yall drop bombs
We drop loops

With the verbalized combat
Uppercut
Devastate em
Yo Del,
I can't resuscitate em

DEL Verse 1.2

But remember we still have mouth to mouth
Some lost their brain
Fetch and get it now
Connected through time, we're here to master matter
Pigs use their party to try to capture data
Cataclysmic
wisdom is wizardry with lyrics
Defeat the fictional
It's minimal
A figment
Of imagination
We see their status through the eyes of a raven
I'm the master blaster
My membership the switch
They're rudely dismissed by my crew of terrorists

Lif Verse 1.3

There are just two options for rockin'
Y'all stop talking
2 is Lif hop out of coffin
Coughing
We flee the scene
With leafy green
My hands will go intangible
we can't be seen
My mummy man plan span Egypt
I'm part Egret
With no regrets
Skies are my secrets
It's an eclipse we kept in crypts
For when we become Charybdis to sink ships

Chorus Cuts by Mr. Sonny James

You're hearing this and now you feel the sound
Love the sound
Spread it make it world renown
(x2)


DEL Verse Two

Del- I think risk is just part of the deal
Whenever I spark the real
Particles build
Field Goal
Fuck my age
I don't feel old
I don't feel their flow

Lif - They don't have the will to grow

Del - I just chill and roll with the fist-a-cuffs
Lifting up the bar that they're all taking pictures of
Define and specialize in rhymes that are spit
Gauck at it like a shiny whip you're dying to get
Private estate flows of mine hard to debate
Go far as to blame
But charge it to the game

LIF Verse 2.2

Your card denied
Pardon as we part the sky

The great beyond...
Cruise it like the autobahn

Ichiban
The shit that Del and Lif be on

You flipped it wrong...?
It's tragic
You could just be bombed

Del - Pass the coordinates

Lif - Teleport

Del- Slaughter shit

Lif - Physically orbited

Lif & Del - Damage exorbitant!

Lif - We morphing men into pygmies
We crush cities
Then rebuild em

Del - Through eyes of the children

Lif - Welcome to this plane named imagination
Where everything you see is for the first time

Del - Fascination

Lif - True amazement
The new engagement
surreal is
the realest
We're peeling your flesh back to feel this

We're designed with an iron mind
You see the raw
Then leave in awe
Part men part meteor

Chorus

You're hearing this and now you feel the sound
Love the sound
Spread it make it world renown
(x2)
Track Name: iLL
Verse One

Lemme break out
And listen to these voices in my shell

Is this heaven or another self created hell?

Please allow me these moments
To be open
And well spoken
That being said
Bob your head
And keep smokin'

Let's explore the state of war
and maybe more
What's at my core
is even more raw than iron ore
And may contain a cure

If you're holding on to the reigns of life too tight
Let go and undergo this flight
Hover over this plight
we call home
With notions that's well known
With potions that's held under lock and key
As property

Anoint this with ointments
So I can either heal or peel

Another layer
From this excavator

What would I do with all this extra data?
Nothing like your cell provider who would
catalogue it
Sell it for a profit
We indulge and can't stop it

Convenience addiction
Lenient with diction
More condos go up
A cruel depiction
Of this new eviction

Some would call it crucifixion

Pump the blues and listen

Refuse to lose your vision

Now it's the dollar off
holocaust
Sale prices
The real crisis
lies in these divisive devises
Tarnishes collective consciousness
Garnishes wages
Harnessed in pages
Documents
Centerfold opulence

Real
I'm searching for a world that's more chill
Crazy as it seem
Pls let me dream
It's ill

Chorus Cuts by Mr. Sonny James


Verse 2

I can't believe all this stimuli that's in my eye
The instant gratification inside of every operation
Ain't nobody waiting
But I'm contemplating a new dawn of patience
Askew and glued to this virtue so ancient
So pardon my urges to slow the world
And maybe hold my girl
And feel blessed
just to exist
In the midst
Of this

These are the fundamentals
The long forgone essentials
The key simplicities
That open up the bliss in me

I used to be intrigued by mystery
If it's confusing
I shun it
Never wanted illusion
Solutions cascade
Coursing through the core masquerade
Yet the real...
is what you're hearing after laughter fades

It's that uncompromising silence
that either leads to violence
Or opens up the sky
So you can fly
your own pilot

I'm immersed in such quiet
for fuel
I've got riots for fools
who won't buy it
when I offer oasis
Your coins could go faceless
Money evaporates
Hesitate to chase vapors
Lemme elaborate

If you peep the new paradigm
Inside my rhyme
There's more room for inspired minds
Say goodbye to Cyberdine

When I align with the energetically divine
And follow signs
Indeed, the light shines

For real
Just a vision of a world that's more chill
Crazy as it seem
Pls lemme dream
It's ill

Chorus
Track Name: Don't Look Down
Verse One

I used to look up at night and see the sky
Now I am the sky
Now the planets I
Used to use a telescope to see
are a part of me
I've got Saturn in my arteries

Without the air, you know it's hard to breathe
I'm saying peace to earth
It's hard to leave

You may not understand it now
but you will real soon
When I launch another saga of doom

But for now I just browse through circumstances
Calculating certain chances
Amongst technological advances

I enhance this
with megabit
My mind's eye synthesize the mega chip

The new self aware interface that has a face
It's commonplace
When I spawn a race

At the dawn of grace
You catch me pacing
Rearranging life's arrangements
On the page when...

I'm just trying to make a little sense of it all
before I fall
from walk to crawl
To maybe even nothing at all

I leave behind these traces
Bread crumbs for numb

Can you hear me out there someone?

Every day I try to do what cannot be done

If it leaves me undone will you race to my rescue?
Not everybody
Just you

Chorus

If you're feeling so lost that you can't be found...

Don't look down

Where we walk, there is no ground...

Don't look down

And now It's plain to see
Amongst everything that came to be
I see this world is draining me

Don't look down

Verse Two

You could catch me hopping in and out of town

Bunkered down

Not around

Where does this path lead me?
Where does this leave me and you?

All too often unglued

Undue tension

We can't mention

Our souls wandering through this vast dimension

This glimpse of each other
As lost lovers...

We wanted much more
So the thoughts hover...

How can two so closely intertwined
and divine
not find
true bliss in this lifetime?

I've got so many theories near me
I'm so sick of nearly
I'm scared that I've grown weary

And the vibe is so eerie
I'm used to seeing things so clearly
But the puzzle pieces won't heed this
Needless to say...
I'm still thankful to be here today

Despite my shortcomings
My stumbles
My successes
My calm and my stresses
blessed with
These precious
moments to share thoughts with you
Without this,
Not sure what I would do...

I'll bring this to a closing now

I see the sun is going down

I'll keep aiming at this throne and crown

Thank God, I found my home in sound

Chorus

If you're feeling so lost that you can't be found...

Don't look down

Where we walk, there is no ground...

Don't look down

And now It's plain to see
Amongst everything that came to be
I see this world is draining me

Don't look down