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Grab Hold -

Verse 1 (Akrobatik)

I had a lover and I let her go free
You know what happened next?
She came back to me
Lost my job - didn’t let it fuck up my head
A year later had five times as much bread
My heart was broken and I let that shit heal
And jumped out the box as the fucking man of steel
Lost my best friend - didn’t follow his path
Instead I’m carrying his legacy through my lyrical math
My brother got locked up
When he checked his commissary though, my name always popped up
It’s something every woman and man should know
Never lose your soul over something you can’t control
It’s found in the Serenity Prayer
I ain’t religious, but I found a certain energy there
If it’s something I can control, you better beware
But if not - I’m still plenty prepared, because you can’t be


Trying to grab hold of what you can’t control Trying to grab hold of what you can’t control

(There's no end when you're)
Trying to grab hold of what you can’t control
(You can’t win when you're)
Trying to grab hold of what you can’t control
There's no end...

Verse 2 (Mr. Lif)

My tour bus crashed yet everybody lived
And I'm here this year
With more music to give

My dad left the crib
Over shit he hid
He stopped loving my mom
Yet my mom got strong

I've lost some relationships but gained wisdom
And found keys when regret was my prison

I've listened to sounds of anguish
Become a language
And feed the famished

I've seen the homeless
Flip a dope rhyme off the dome just
To prove they hadn't drowned in their (own) aloneness

I know this..
earth cracked open & split
Just to birth new land we call continents

I've heard a volcanic eruption
Sound like production
The bass was thumping
The clouds was moving
And sprouting humans

I've seen illusions
Be time consuming
You can't keep...



(There's storms on the horizon)
Storms that we can see
(Storms within you)
And storms within me

Upsetting the motion of the ocean & the seas
But never leaving me another broken entity

Centuries vent to me
Til time's just mindless
We stood there using the years to reminds us
(Removing the blinders)
But soon as we blinked
species went instinct
And the polar caps shrink
Ak, what you think?

I'm puzzled like the riddle of the sphinx
I disagree with all of the misery
Because talking to history is only one side of the coin
We really need the future to join

Combining and designing til were flying
High from our findings
Brighten those horizons

Rising above the clouds to new pinnacles
Setbacks could never limit you as long as you're not...




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

Produced by Paten Locke for Asha's Groove (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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