A new day coulda been dawning - but we’re left with the….
Taken down by the world they were born in, leaving us to...
The grid got us underperforming / leading people to their...
Courage comes from within like endorphins, lets overcome the
No mother should have to bury her child
But still its young brothers lying in the cemetery for miles
In lockup its few attempts at rehabilitation
In the hood its no attempts at reconciliation
Brothers coming out don’t wanna deal with no humiliation
Its power in numbers so its gang affiliation
But is that inherently in our souls
Or would maybe things be different if our neighborhoods were lit and patrolled
Would we still be seen as savages if we could have the lavishness
Commit crimes more than what the national average is?
We civilized but we minimalized
And unfortunately many turn to criminal lives
Its no surprise blinded eyes can’t vigil the prize
With politicians bullshittin in their civil disguise
When we put this all together men and women will rise
We mourn as another broken individual dies
Verse 2 (Mr. Lif)
Yo, this world could have been anything that we wanna
We've got so much to offer
Yet we settled on slaughter
Are these the things that we've done with our posable thumb
Plus our fascinating brains
Painting pathways to pain
How do we go from children who were brimming with vast imagination
Filled with fascination...
to fueling this land of fabrication?
You can check it on your local station
It's on every station
Corporations crush your local farmer
The government's in bed with big Pharma
The cops who shot ya rocking big armor
They like to wear it to corral a protest
The democracy where they don't think the people know best?
From electoral college
To falsified knowledge...
Somebody told me slavery has been abolished
For feet they've hacked off
Showed the police
Signs for peace
They never backed off
released July 28, 2017
(Signal Chain: Shure SM7b > BAE 1073d > Klark Teknik 1176) Produced by Willie Evans Jr, 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
Shout out to Gianmaria Conti for tips on side-chaining
As soon as I heard the song Like Really I just had to buy the album. Then I finished listening to all the songs, and knew I made a good choice. Oddisee is one of the best hip hop artists on bandcamp. Devin Anderson