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A Different Light -

Verse 1 (Mr. Lif)

This is me right now
no poetry shroud
maybe on the brink of death except the beat was pumpin loud
And it told me...
it'd hold me through the darkest of times
if I want to live
all I had to do was start to rhyme

I thought about it
no words came
But those birds came...
Vultures circled over head
Thinking I was surely dead

I asked the rhythm where to take it from here
The beat was gone
And all it left behind was a snare

I never was an alcoholic
Never fucked with hard drugs
Nearly overdosed on love
That's my fault
We've all got our vices to claim
I took a real hard fall
It seems I'll never be the same

How can I separate the lessons from pain?
How can I shake this eerie vibe of feeling drained?
If the past holds fire
and the future's unclear
Somebody tell me where I'm going from here


Want to crucify me for toughest era in my life?
That's all right...

Thought the world of you but now I see you in a different light
That's all right...

Verse 2 (Akrobatik)

I don’t need to call your name out - I ain’t trying to embarrass ya
This is not about revenge, it’s more about your character
Or lack thereof, step back there brov
How can you call someone a friend and then attack their love?
On my potential deathbed hooked up to machines and things
You would text my girl, and message her the sweetest things
Same time you would look me right in my face
And advise trying the single life when I left that wretched place
You tried to get me at my lowest moment
Funny how those we call our friends often quickly become opponents
Vultures circled overhead thinking I was surely dead
But always bet on Ak the burly dread
Now I’m all healed up
stronger than ever before
Would have blitzed back when, but I ain’t contemplating war no more
I’m above all the melodrama
“When they go low, we go high” - Michelle Obama



from Resolution, released July 28, 2017
(Signal Chain: Shure SM7b > UA Unison plugin 610b preamp)

Produced by Theory Hazit for Theory Hazit Music (ASCAP) / written by J. Haynes for Virtua Stab Publishing (SESAC) & J. Bridgeman for Welcome to the Akrodome Music (ASCAP) / Recorded & mixed by Mr. Lif @ Terra Tone Audio / Mastered by Mark Donahue @ Soundmirror


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