Nine Leaves

by Nine Leaves

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The debut self-titled album from Nine Leaves. Combining melodic music with rap and some rock, this was the beginning of the unique hybrid sound that came to define Nine Leaves.

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released 31 January 2006
Music composed, recorded, and mixed by Zack Hemsey

Album mastered by Lou Hemsey @ Lou Hemsey Music and Film

Cover Art: Krista A. Leemhuis (www.tenthorbital.com)

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Track Name: The Origin
Listen
This is how the Nine Leaves started
How five inspiring artists shined through from the darkness
It was Mamma Luce’s apartment like back in the days
Back when Chad was engaged
Aronic had braids
Zack was in the 10th grade
Before Isaac had changed
And me, fresh in my ways, rocked the fresh fade with waves
Then one day came the name and what the 9 represented
The four elements of hip-hop and the body’s five senses
That’s stupendous
The effect on us alone was tremendous
Only thing left to perfect it was the bestest way to end it
And so it came to be we be the leaves forever
As MC’s one for all
Grow and fall together
It’s all too clever
To come across clear however
Let me take you through the years that got us here together
First, Abe met Zack with the evident fusion
Then we made the track “Elements of Confusion”
The sixth man split man
We had to lose him
But he came back
Matter of fact, we’re new improved friends
Adrenaline, better know as Blue or Jen
We let her in, it was cool
She couldn’t choose her men
See Ike moved her in, then Abe moved her out
We break ties then “Snake Eyes” came about
No doubt
Our route to riches hasn’t been without glitches
We found the perfect prescription to persever past the sickness
These poetic pictures
We paint with musical notes and lyrical quotes
So you know from the very instant you hear it it’s dope
I hope you can use it
Become fiends and abuse it
It’s my pleasure to introduce this
It’s Nine Leaves music
Track Name: Iron Grip
Verse 1:

Picture an arm and hammer
Now picture these arms with hammers
Not to pop and blam ya
The ones to cock back and slam ya
My grammar,
My language is dangerous
Feel the iron grip
Clenched by the iron fist
Stang is runnin’ this shit
Yeah,
This is the Soviet sound
So be it that we are it and holding it down
From right now
Till kingdom come
The kings have come
I feel lethal like Neo
I know I’m the one
The top show gun
Top flows get shun for fun
I rock shows till the shows is done
It’s Stang
One


Verse 2:

Comin’ in like an avalanche
Destruction’s sort of like a dance
With battle plans
I’m wishin’ and itchin’ to have the chance
Remain in an iron stance
With an iron lance for a fist
Better drop back quick
Cross the line and assist
Cus’ the hidden hand lands where I spit
Terror sips from my lip
Made of granite, just examine
The planets communicate through weather and cloud cover
So you know I speak the language of thunder
I’m a menace but a legend when it comes to defendin’
Split the presence of the heavens
Into remnants unmended when I’m contended



Verse 3:

The water
Torture
Techniques are treacherous
Engulfed within my blackout of biological excellence
So settle in
Like peasants of peddling pestilence
A pesticide blastin’ ‘em
Castin’ insects out like an exodus
Whose next to flip and grip with iron restraints
And I’m fryin’ membranes
And you’re tryin’ lyin’ lying dead in your place
I silence kindness for the violence
When they try to refrain
And all the blinded find the mindless
When they try to complain
So my design is of the finest shift
I’m never the same
So when I speak it simple and plain
I go straight for the brain
The iron clad grip
Iron four
I am more war
Ready?
War
Ready?
Raw
Deadly iron clap y’all
Back to the back door
Back to the backpacks
Back to attack dogs
With backs to the wall
Draw two iron hatchets to hack and slash y’all

Verse 4:

My heart’s catapultin’ my life
Like pole-volting fires
Shock
Clear
Pounding my chest with live wires
Shock
Clear
Conditions is unexplainable
Shock
Clear
I’m breathin’ grasping the table
And I – Can’t – Stop
With numerous blows to the hands of angels
And I – Won’t – Quit
Beatin’ the horns of devils till I’m stable
Ånd I – Can’t I – Won’t I
Never lay down
Still got eight rounds
I still got something left
Now I
Walk with death
Flatline
Bullet holes in my chest

Verse 5:

I’m gifted with the craft of script and rap
I read the scriptures
And I ripped ‘em into strips of facts
Then spit them into rhythm tracks
Fuck the music business of ignorance
We bringin’ wisdom back
Examine what you’re rappin’
And conclude you’re just a rappin’ fool
Attackin’ your manhood
Retractin’ you back to your damaged youth
Discipline your actions of whackness
Please see me after school
Come follow me
The soldier with soul power
The prophet
The only chosen one
The golden child with flowing style
Behold I am the holy son
We fight until the war is one
Until we see that day has come
I’ll never feel the warmth of sun
Never believe whatever they told
There never could be
They keep us below
Inevitably my people will know
Together we’ll be
Forever we’ll grow
Never leave when they need you
Never look beatin’ or let ‘em see you cry
Never lead your people to evil
And remember to never let ‘em die
Never let ‘em die
Track Name: The Nameless
Verse 1:

Now what the hell are we fighting for
Verbal wars are caused cuz the hard go soft
Lines get crossed then get pissed off
Pistols get drawn and lives are lost
What a very large cost for a smaller than small force
Cuz the garbage y'all applaud is as false as those mob laws
And that fictional mob boss in that flick that you knocked off
Impress stang-tak
Get a backpack and cap and clap gats in Iraq

Chorus:

Tongues get chopped but the words don’t stop
Stars may drop but the world don’t stop
Thinking you’re on top and famous
But your legacy in hip-hop is nameless

Tongues get chopped but the words don’t stop
Stars are falling but the world don’t stop
Thinking you’re on top and famous
But your legacy in hip-hop is nameless

Verse 2:

What do you deem meaningful
The things and thoughts that equal you
You say if false but sing it true
Holding a role in people's view
Low and behold what's deep in you
Beats at you, it eats at you
You see the creep start seeping through
You need someone to speak to you

Verse 3:

Lord I’ve grown fatigued and weak
From the strain of my passive ways
The pain and my rage boils my blood
And makes it hard to pass the days
Regrettably I may have to say
My back can’t stand the massive weight
Of all the baggage and burdens of the battered and over worked
Who shed their blood and worth into the dirt of mother earth
The thug in me wants to roar
Let the hard core of this soul burst
I’m letting the instrumental know that spittin’ this rhyme hurts
So fuck what you heard
It’s the rebel nigga from Jerz
Let me repeat the words
Better never sleep in the berbs
We earning respect in the game that has none to give
It’s do or die in this life of rhyme
I fight to death for my one to live

Chorus

Verse 4:

Ignorance stings
So know that I breed the warriors that live to slay kings
Money sings in the land
So I’ll shake the corporate hand to be able to bury it beneath the sand
Understand
Sold your soul to Sam
Your blood I have to spill
The slaughter of a fake is in demand
Past the point of thrill
You’re the king of your hill
But from the valley’s where the shadow of death comes to kill

Dead soldiers on this morning are put into coffins
Others mourning the murder of innocent families
You talkin’ like you got the weight of the world
Let me speak to you man to girl

Chorus
Track Name: Flyers
Verse 1:

It was more than just the r-e-s-p-e-c-t
You see we do shit differently
That’s the way it’s supposed to be
Y’all beat machines and we compose these treats
Y’all bring the heat to streets while we burn cds
Wolves in the corners with smiles smokin’ trees
Life gets better once you inhale these leaves
Wait for a sec, don’t hold that last breath
It’s the Infiness reppin’ for the lower deck

Verse 2:

The blood of love and hatred was the way we were related
Both brothers from the mother of music we were created
Our sound is of another no wonder we underrated
Intellectual dialect, I was lyrically educated
The illest Puerta Rican speakin’ with the tongue of a native
Underground original migrated to the mainstream
Survival is vital when you rivals with your same team
Your friends are two-facin’ because you chasing for the same cream

Verse 3:

Cuz cash rulse everything around you
I battle you and the fools around you
I’m not a real threat but a threat that surrounds you
Not a big fella but a fella that’ll pound you
I got ground crew
Ready to clean the mess before they find you
Cause of death, multiple shots of sound views
I’m the shit talker
Just another hit making your career rocky, like Larry Walker

Chorus

Aronic: So dope with the flow you don’t know, now you know that
Stang: We’re number one outdone by none
Aronic: So dope with the flow you don’t know, now you know that
Stang: We’re number one outdone by none
Aronic: So dope with the flow you don’t know, now you know that
Stang: We’re number one outdone by none
Aronic: So dope with the flow you don’t know, now you know that
Stang: We’re number one

Verse 4:

It’s sad to see hip-hop had to be full of disrespect and mockery
Your rivalry ain’t stoppin me nor is you verbal robbery
Never stop to sleep, I’m making moves while your in slumber
Making such a thunder that it’s making Stevie wonder
Under the influence music got me so intoxicated
Decimated all the hated into what makes me motivated
I fuckin’ made it
All due to the Nine Leaves crew
Fuck the forgiving, conditions are critical when I.C.U.

Verse 5:

Where I come from niggas run from
Small little town where I come from
Asian population where I come from
Surrounding towns make one
Fort Lee’s the rock protecting where I come from
Don’t step into the lion’s den Leonia’s feeding where I come from
We even got Royals where I come from
Bergen County’s where I come from
Next time you spit about New Jeru’s don’t forget where I come from

Chorus

Verse 6:

I beg your pardon I’m disregardin’ your jargon
Regardin’ my click stats
Stangtacular character is fight back
I never sit back
I’m guarenteed to spit back
On murky situations, show fliers with missing information
On various occasions (what’s that)
Crews be steady placin’ themselves above us
I sacrifice to be nice, ya seem to be like fuck us
You made a mistake with shady handshakes
I know you bump us
Cuz one chick out of every click does their shit but loves us


Verse 7:

Yo my passion for blastin’
Askin’?
Wielding axes
Peelin’ back quick, your tactics will burn in matches
Match this and get burnt to ashes
Forgin’ master, pieces like black smiths watch the facts flip
My actions speak louder
I beat cats to weak powder
Blow away the evidence, seek to leave doubters
You need scouters to scour the land for fans and scan the sands
My plan’s to stand and span the GAN
What

Outtro:

Danger, Danger
This is awarning to all MC’s, a warning to all crews
Don’t confuse Nine Leaves as your little brother group
Or some kids tryin’ to get in this rap shit
Hold us to your weak standards
Misinterpretate us and underrate us
We got this shit right now
Anything y’all bring to the table
We gonna match that plus some boy boy
It’s the fuckin’ Gardern State greats
Reppin Jersey hard, so fuck what y’all think
Study us motherfuckers
Big Stang, one hundred
Track Name: Closer
Intro Verse:

On the interstate highway
On the interstate highway switching lanes
Flashing lights and some pouring rain
Lord, why did you take them away
Situation so strange
How could this happen to me
Insanity took advantage of me


Chorus:

Closer
Sinking deeper ‘till you’re with me


Verse 1:
5 o’clock in the afternoon
Heading home from paying my dues
My feet strain from discomforting shoes
Passing the blocks where I chilled with my crew
Sucking peanut chews
Wolves got nothing to do
Stay on the move
Cut the corner quick
Take off my tie, unbutton my shirt
I pull to the curb, I’m finally home from work
Step out the whip and it’s silent and shit
Head towards the crib
Bloody pathway, I’m runnin’ and quick
I find my wife plus my kid just drenched in blood
I fall to my knees
I’m begging God
Please, please, God don’t do this to me
Run to the room and I’m grabbing my tool
Any fool in the house is feeling the fumes
I’m slipping my shoes
This bloody stain
I hear the rain dripping off the window pane
Now I’m going insane
I’m reaching for my kid’s picture frame
I’m just, just reaching for the picture frame
But my soul’s in flames

Chorus

Verse 2:

Suddenly the door opens and I’m rolling across the floor
Choking over broken glass
Get in position
Aiming for his ass
Couldn’t see him
My vision blurry
There’s more than one
I pulled the gun
Then one dropped
Then I heard “Stop, it’s the cops”
Gunshot
He ran through the back
I went down the block
Hopped in a Honda Civic hatchback
Popped it in gear
Felt the neck snap the rear
Whipped back, hot flash
I’m back on the interstate highway switching lanes
Flashing lights and some pouring rain
Lord, why did you take them away
I pray
Notice the temperature gauge
Smoking hood, car over-aged
Losing pace, pull to the side
End of my ride
I’m looking outside
The gun to my thighs
I’m looking up high
Now I cry
Tinted glass helps me hide
It’s time
I’m ready to die
I’m ready to fly

“No, I can’t go no more
I lost control
I need to stop this right now
I need to stop”

Verse 3:

I’m not going nowhere
Popped the clip
Kiss the tip
Once through the door
Make it spit
Try to hit everything I can get
Let me sit for a sec
Run my life through inspecs
Took a long way, no regrets
The loves of my life
My kid and my wife I lost
The stab of a knife is what it feels like
I’m not the criminal type
So fuck the gun
I’ll step outside and act like I’m holding one
It’s suicide

Chorus

Outtro:

Closer
“I’m here
I’m here baby
I’m finally with you
They can never break us
And I’m a never let you go
I love you”
Track Name: Bitter Sweet
Verse 1:

A life lost to the flow of the streets
Swallowed by the barrel in the path of a beast
Rosaries hanging down from my palms to my knees
I’m actually believing the reason he had to leave is
Maybe he’s free
With a tight squeeze I breath
Look towards the cross
Except my sins before I storm through these doors
With so many questions and no one to ask
I’m putting myself together
But I’m shattered like glass
It’s a fine day anyway
It’s been a week but I know where the shooter stay
He make his run out of state Philly where he lay
My source was brotherly love from the Jack Of Trades
So walk with me as I go through the story line
I’m trying to find my mind for this painful rhyme
In time you people would see what this did to me
Your breath and death is my life on this casualty

Verse 2:

Provoked
Come close
What he got he hides
How I come to find this powder of a precious kind
How he gonna go and steal from a violent mind
Consider a loaded clip inside
Though a life of crime has given me sights
What a sight to describe what’s it’s like
What a fight
As the bullet exits right through flesh
Headed for rest just left of a different man’s chest
Another price met
But I guess better him than me
A life lost in an unintended casualty

Verse 3:

Quarter to three
I’m creeping up his stoop
The cops making their rounds
With two bullets to shoot
The first is for the pain
To suffer before the rain
The second is left engraved with my brother’s name
Excuse me miss
Get the fuck out my way
I’m looking for Jay Jay
He pulls out the gauge
He’s driven to draw first
But too late
I aimed

Verse 4:

One shot
One wound
One spot
Almost took all I got
But I still got it cocked
And this man’s gonna drop
As soon as a I let it rock
As soon as the bullet zooms
Through gloom and his certain doom
I’m consumed
Confused as my hesitation looms
Couldn’t move
Couldn’t choose
Could it be it was the moon
But, gotta make decisions soon
As I bleed
As the sheen from my gun provides a scene
I can see the look in his eyes
I’d do it if mine
I feel what he feels
Something real in the anger from his steal
Yet, never let the heart persuade is what I always said
Loosen up, turn around
Walk away and now I’m…
Track Name: Inevitable
Verse 1:

You gotta ask yourself the questions
In order to learn the lessons
What, when, and where is direction
Reflecting the start and ending
Apart from your heart pretending
This trek is everlasting
Know birth’s always the first
And your death will be the last thing
So each breath you’re passing
Grasp it like your last
We all feel the touch of luck
And the flush of the bad path
Sustain the pain of rain
The same the makes the cry and laugh
With harder losses be mad
The greater gains, you’ll be glad
Don’t neglect each step
Respect it like you’re last
Don’t wilt over spilled milk
That filled the broken glass
Fully focused on my craft
That’s the pad and the pen
Cuz inevitably fate will take before you say when
When

Chorus:
And it’s inevitable
It’s just inevitable
And it is not to be feared
Embrace it
I cannot know
Oh, I just feel it

Verse 2:

My tears are just enough
To justify my feeling bloodlust
And even though I’m dead I got the feeling that I must trust
This lust for rage
As the book of life turns another dismal page
I find the strength to wage war
On how I’m expecting to act
How I’m another fact
Of how it’s so easy to turn a man back
Into what I had thought was to be my very final breath of life
To be the end of reality
But as I merge with the world
I begin to find that peace of mind
Is unavoidable by design
And all that exists is just illusions of hate
Just confusion intended to make us elevate
Peeling back my skin
I intend to fly into life
But my eyes will reside in the sky
Where my tears will turn to rain
And fall to earth to ease the pain

Chorus

Verse 3:

The hurt of a world of pain
Thrust with the rush of a burning flame
I learned in turn the words of love and hate all hurt the same
It’s enough to make a nigga bust
It’s like the gust of a hurricane
I must try to stay on dry earth
To weather the worst of rain
I’m climbing the highest mountain
And I’m surviving the worst terrain
My life is immersed in verses
Don’t let my words be heard in vain
It’s the pain of my life’s love
That’s keeping my blood warm
Love is the eye of evil’s storm
Love is the honey of evil’s swarm
Love is the first cry in the eye of a mother’s born
We’re born to die to be born again
And in the end living no longer
I ask Death with my last breath
Please let the living grow stronger
So every time I write I try and make up for lost time
Cuz like 2 Pac and Biggie you will hear me through my ghost rhyme

Chorus
Track Name: Symphony Of Life
Verse 1:

Life breeds love like a knife streams blood
Night dreams of nice things
Might these come?
Time sees no light so she fights mean cuz
Her rights mean so much, his pride means none
These eyes have seen signs
My rhymes I read crimes
She tries he undermines, she cries he doesn’t mind
She left this mothafucker for about a hundered times
The nigga never quit so it’s time to grab the nine
Dumb son of a bitch it’s not the time to just deny
How about a apologize, you about to fuckin’ die
Now look into his eyes for the last n’ final time
Keep ya kids in mind when you decide to cross that line

Chorus:


(Rush)
Feel the rush of life come through your touch
And the touch entice your sights with such
Decisive scenes and dreams you’ll fiend for more
While you’re soarin’ up off the floor
Screaming rhymes
Shoutin’ lines into lives
With the sky always mine
In the state of a regular high
Life, life, life, life
Feel the sound of these lines
Come through the symphony of our lives

Verse 2:

The flesh of my flesh
The blood of my blood
Is in a heck of a mess
A muck made of mud
Of his dirt and their tears
The hurt and despair
Covered by curtains of fear
And no one’s aware
But when it’s made clear
He’s scared no one will be there
Though I’m pissed I’ll always be fair
Be clear I always be here
This aint just a song
Although you’re morally wrong
I’ll help you move on
And the movement is strong
Through these troublesome times
Regardless the crime
We still tie the same blood line
Brah I’m
Soul, body, and mind
Nobody’s inclined to hold by the divine design
Of the most high
Though you, I, and most try
Most lie, boast, cry
In these events we’re just instruments
In the symphony of life
Simply there’s strife
Don’t play into it
Stay abrim of it
Stang

Chorus:


(Rush)
Feel the rush of life come through your touch
And the touch entice your sights with such
Decisive scenes and dreams you’ll fiend for more
While you’re soarin’ up off the floor
Through the lies
Through the cries
Through the signs
Through the crimes
With the nine through the terrible, terrible times
Life, life, life, life
Let the sound of these rhymes
Come through the symphony of our lives

Verse 3:

Seasons are blended
But reasons offended
Has lended a hand to the reason you’re tensin’
Has got the best of us
Lessons are just that
So let us adjust
Better that us
Learn the lessons of trust
So just influx
Know composed flows are fused
Confused?
Pause take a second to choose
Live life to the fullest
Lose all that I got
Let me take a bit of both and put it all in a pot
I….am….
A dead man walkin’
A thinker that thinks often
It don’t mean I’m not attracted
I am distracted
By going on’s around us
Live life like a nomad
But the arrow found us
Astoundin’
Soundin’ like a poet jokin’
But the toll takes a serious token
No rollin’ over to get mowed and ripped
You’re in my heart so
Rhymes in my soul
And that’s it
What

Verse 4:

All the criminals runnin’
And all the sinister gunnin’
There’s still sun in the son
Whose one that’s got to hear the phone ring
All we need is an angel to sing
So all the mothers of soldiers
Won’t have to hear the bell ring
Cuz life’s light strikes right through pain
And uh, life’s love runs deep through strain
A shadow of the former self
Waking, moving, stepping through the shadow
To a higher shelf
Myself to life I rush

Chorus:


(Rush)
Feel the rush of life come through your touch
And the touch entice your sights with such
Decisive scenes and dreams you’ll fiend for more
While you’re soarin’ up off the floor
Screaming rhymes
Shoutin’ lines into lives
With the sky always mine
In the state of a regular high
Life, life, life, life
Feel the sound of the nine
Come through the symphony of our lives
Track Name: Red Dress
Song Concept: A unique love story where a man becomes captivated by a woman who he's just seen for the first time, and all he desires is to have one dance with her.

Verse 1:
Once upon a night
Upon a fading sun
A steady pace to some
But in truth longing to be undone
It’s kind of like being in doors during a storm
Viewing through window panes
But missing the feel of the rain
As it pours down
Such a soothing sound
I just need something more now
I just need to let it all out
Cover ground to new heights
Where passion engulfs me like a light
That’s a life
That’s when she came in sight
As when lightning strikes
You’re filled with an awe
And this glorious form
It moves you along
And it moves you to song

And that dress she had on was like a red dawn

Ooh she had a red dress on

The color of a red dawn

Verse 2:
Just to watch you dance

Eyes open wide
Lust put aside
I’m seeing for the first time

Just to watch you dance

Just to watch you dance
Just to watch you move
Brings purpose and it soothes

Just to watch you dance

I don’t need your name
I don’t number or need you to feel the same

Just to watch you dance
It made me say wow

One word

Called out loud

Simple yet so complex
I feel it in my chest

It made me say wow

Chorus
She had a red dress on
Man she looked so good
She had a red dress on
She looked so good
She had a red dress on
She had a red dress on

Verse 3:
Following the heart’s desire
I step up onto the floor
Before I walk away
I’m determined to let it soar
So I risk it all
Ending this moment is what I chance
But there’s no way I’m leaving this place without a dance
I don’t want romance
I just want to have your opposite stance
Feeling enhanced to inspire trance
Need another sense of her dress
One word can only express
Simple and complex
I feel it in my chest

Outtro:
Oh wow
And I said wow
Ooh she had that red dress on

The color of a red dawn

Got so much style baby
That red dress was killing me

The color of a red dawn

I said wow to that red dress
I knew I would be alright if I just dance
Track Name: Governmental Pariah
Verse 1:

Let ‘em touch me
Let ‘em seek to try and rush me
Let me crack the hourglass
To end this waiting so they can crush me
My living it tempts the bent of path
Whose wrath would see me burned
But my strokes of luck have struck a cord
With swords of those who’ve learned
And I’ve turned to face the beast
I’ll be silenced to say the least
But I’ll cease to fear the fear that wrecks this puzzle that I’ve pieced
As I embattle this counter siege
My liege self will stealthy die
Cuz with so many guns and only one
There’s no one to fortify
So know that I decry with certainty
Flirting with my insurgency
While cursing this incursion that’s curing despite the hurting
See I’m dangerous
And it’s worth the curse
Cuz if I don’t it’s worse
So motherfuckers better bring the hearse
And understand
My nimble mind aint got time to deal with lies alive inside a fuckin’ prison
Cuz I’m ridden with notions that oceans of life await me
So I’ll take my chances dancing with the death to breathe in safety

Chorus:

Cuz the amaranth sees in amaranthine dreams
And the predator sees what sort of predator screams
And it’s the same old plot
Denying they took the first shot
Must have been that crazy man deserving what he got

Verse 2:

Leaning on door planks with spinning, smoking techs
I’m grinning, focused let’s begin this locus fest
Lord of the flies
Orders to die
Slaughter your lies
Bordered up pride
So despite the vast blood loss
The pain will just ride
And in vain I must cry
To judge freedom I fight forth
To test the right course
And plug up life’s force
With clots of mic cords
So electrifying Phenetix speaks easy
And the freedom of speech flows freely
From each individual, see me
Crunch time decision maker
Spin a web but weave a tale to buy your time
So you can make or break or run for it
Fuck this shit
Stand my ground and make a gun for it
So when I turn to bust
You must realize that you want none of this

Verse 3:

In the depths of my being I free demons
To search for the reason of malfeasance
That be bleeding my breathing
Blood of the lamb tainted
Infected and holding hatred
With single celled pace
I erase my former trace
A former case
Our contact tract will crack backs
And backed I hold fast
But tracked, I won’t last
See seemingly streaming’s the proper means of my seething
And I’m concealing conceiving while I’m conceiving deceiving

Verse 4:

The reaper speaks so fuckin’ furious
Marksmen can snipe for miles
And the sparks can wipe the smiles
Them too smart to light the trials
Your heart’s piped inside of vials
Behind mills between the silo
Cry slow for your survival
Hence the truth will never die though

Chorus

Verse 5:

Let ‘em try and take me
Let ‘em seek to taunt and taint me
Let ‘em try to talk me down
And shake my spirit so they can break me

Two lines for every side of the story
The sly and the sorry
The violence is gory
Elude the lies that are luring

I don’t walk in secret
And I don’t stalk in seasons
With iniquitous rhythms my system is seizing this treason

Believe in the problem solver
A revolver to clap at you bastards
Actual actions
Find the demons marching, matching your passions

Verse 6:

Demons are feeding
And breeding
My inner self explodes
With weapons of mass destruction
And tensions to sunder the suction
Corruption consumption
Conducting, constructing eruption of these dungeons
I bludgeon all ‘till they fall
See my grave is raised
My contempt’s been gauged
Now this motherfucking rage has found a helpful sage
And these blades are cold
Inflicting cuts untold
And this day is of a shade that’s of a fadeless mold

Verse 7:

I spin around and pound the gavel
I spin around and smooth the gravel
To prepare a bed for the bastards that flew the sparrow
Modern day arrows pierce fort walls that do surround me
Drops of sap from the seeds I’ve sewn flood the ground around me
Surreal, but yet astounding
Truth speaker turned to martyr
Prepare the fledgelings to flock from the nest to teach the rest
Without a vest
They are the starter
Of Desert Eagles hunting
Spray stray shots to aid the chaos
So they don’t come in
Track Name: On The 10th
Chorus:

This undying love in my heart
Held captive by the fact that we’ve been torn apart
Although I know there’s no letting go
I’m still alone
A still depone
Bemoan to fill my soul

Verse 1:

The drummer boy
Still drumming and marching
I’m humming the trumpets are gone and departed
I’m feeling bravehearted
And hazed by the violence
Cuz my senses tell me this war is childish
At home where my mind slips
At home where my child sits beside my wife
Besides this fight
They’ve been on my mind since the instant I left
Just to think that I left
To help, to fight
While the health of my wife wasn’t at best
A rhinovirus infected her chest
She says that it’s less
She stressed that it’s best that I go and protect
And do what I must
We discussed then a thrust of entrust hit me stern
Unconcerned now
Man of house my son had now earned
So I turn to the road
To a journey unknown
All I know is the goal is return to my home
So, I march to the valley of death with no fear,
My sword, my shield,
A lock of her hair, proper luck, I keep tucked in a spot of my gear
My paths locked
I ask God
If this would end tragically
Please watch over my family
I can except my fate
Based upon how far you’ve taken me
If my wife can feel the pain and grieve
Then have a saint
Take my seed.

Verse 2:

I promise to stay by your side
As I watch from upon on high
Come up when it’s your time
Until then I’ll ride
And for him foreworn him
A guide to his stride
A light for this last flight
A slight insight from the past life
Forever your wife
From the start how I tried
Till death did we part
To my vows I abide

Chorus

Verse 3:

Raise shield
Yield sword
Noise like violent storm
The archers aim
Then Arthur falls
Can’t stop to mourn
Move on, march on
Our army’s strong
They will fall eventually
In comes the infantry
Killed one, killed three
We cut through them like weeds
Run through with light speed
Through the cloud light bleeds
Right on me can’t see
Lift my shield
So, oh I blocked the blow
Whoah, the man on high guides my way
Dragonfly flies on my blade
Swing it flies away
Slink then another slaid
What is happening
Back to attack again
Then I trip through
See her musk thistle
Hear “It must miss you”
Feel the heat near as the flaming spears whisk through
They whistle by
I can’t see your eyes
I can’t see your smile
I conceive you’ve died
I can’t seem to cry
I can’t explain
I don’t know why
I feel the pain
Feel whole inside
The goal is still I must get back to home
So I pick up, move on
For my family I go

Outtro:

To our family you go my sweet
Till then I’ll hold your seat
For my saint till we meet
Again
Track Name: Polkadot Dreams
Intro:
“Look for the polka-dots and wear the suit
Everything will be taken care of
12 o’clock
Keep it clean”

“He’ll be there at midnight
Make sure he don’t fuck up”

“Yeah, it’s real simple”

Verse 1:
You’re only as good as your last job
Hang up the horn
Button my vest
With the heater laced to my chest
Dressed with the best double breasted Italian wear
I am completely aware
Get the job done
No bloody affair

Verse 2:
Paid the valet his pay
Stepped away with a pace of haste
I’m more than a few seconds late
Make my way to the place
Look at the damn line
Fuck standing in line
I cut the damn line
Dap the bouncer like my man
Pound with president Grant
Now I walk in right according to plan
Smooth Latin grooves by the band led by Zan
He’s singing “One Man”
That’s my jam
Sexy girls dance in clans of three in front of me
See the polka dots at the coat spot
I proceed
I leave the black leather
Receive back the Beretta
Now I’m ready for whatever
The plan’s coming together

Chorus:
One man’s love is another man’s pain
One man’s loss is another man’s gain
One child’s tears
And it falls like rain
One man’s blood running through my veins

Verse 3:
My roam’s now a skip
The chrome’s on my hip
Try not to trip and look suspicious
Fuck this
Needs me a sip just to stable my nerves
Fuck the bar
I’m a star
Got a table reserved

Verse 4:
Yo thanks for the tip
Here’s your drink
I made it extra hard
So sip it slow so you don’t sink
Grabbing all the top shelves
Line your glasses up
Cuz I’m filling them all up
Just to see more bucks
Awe struck at the polka dots walking to the booth
Waitress get this tray up to that VIP dude

Verse 5:
VIP is dead
But still there’s nothing best
I see a short dress
Long legs, exposed chest
In slow steps
With a tray by side
A drink I didn’t buy
Look at the bar
See the guy with the ladybug tie
Looking for signs
Henne raw, napkin right
Let me read the scribbled mess
And check the draw and design

Verse 6:
You got thirty seconds so make your mind up
You got two routes
But only one out
It’s time to climb up the stairs
And to get there you’re passing the stage to the left of the band
Hope that you’re ready for games
Ready to look up at the elevator
Don’t go in it
Cuz if you do you run the risk that they can lock you up in it
So pass it up
Hang a right on some Splinter Cell missions
Avoid the cameras up three flights
And take your position

Verse 7:
Read the statistics
Now I know what the math is
Strike my book of matches
Plus the prints lay in the ashtray
Now it’s ashes
Jump quick from where I sit and sip
Convert my skip to a dash
Shit
Bumped by this prick
Still I gotta move quick
Not to be rude in mood
So I wink
I think I can’t spare the time for stairs to climb
The elevator’s a dare but there clear in sight
Up three flights right
Open doors slide
Target in sight
I pull it from the side
Beretta lead flies
He dies
There’s cheddar to find
Déjà vu
Why
Open doors slide
He must of armed the alarm
Rushed by guards that are armed
I fire on and get fired upon
Me rinse out me gun
Them expired and gone
Without haste I grab the suitcase
Closed case
Mi gwon

Chorus

Verse 8:
I kept pace but took the back way
Heat to my chest like strapped grenades

I move smooth
Lock and load
With shots fired
Enter third stage

Motherfucker made a mess
Caress the trigger and fuckin’ aim

A single shot running through his veins
Track Name: Who Should You Fear
I know a lot of people they wonder just where we’ll end up
Living happy ever after loving our neighbor and such
But seeing our situation must admit it is tough
Cuz more than half the population still has yet to grow up
Now after twenty plus centuries let us see what’s what
And examine some point of views to see if we can wake up
And understand the paranoia that we have through the years
What I ask is who it is that we should currently fear

Wait
Easy question
Just turn the TV on to get the valuable lesson
Cuz the question doesn’t warrant thinking more than a second
It’s all the Middle Eastern fanatics with nuclear weapons, right
Those brown people with their silly Islam
Cuz only they possess the intelligence to make a bomb
Yet I could of sworn I heard of something called Vietnam
And some scary people Midwest don’t read the Koran
It’s not a question of arms
It’s a quest for concern
Paranoia’s a state of being for which we have yearned
But vulnerability’s a state with which you must come to terms
And defining terrorism’s up to one to discern
But if you think it comes from only big bearded men
Just recall the setting of Weaver in Ruby Ridge when
Mother of three holding her baby shot in the head
After the ATF mowed down their only son dead
Think back to lovely Waco Texas and then
Ponder exactly where supposed terrorists den
But if not Arabs who should we fear instead

Okay I got it
It’s all of the people in the projects
Black and Hispanic always trying to steal my contents
Without a conscience
You know the place and the route
Where minorities orally order your wallet come out
Where inner city youths are always shooting about
Looking to pounce
Making profits off the drugs they sell out
But see I’m calling it out
Because I truly do doubt
That Central Park is the place where these drugs up and sprout
Are you catching my drift
Or do you need me to shout
Need me to walk and talk all of the nonsense you spout
How many gun manufacturing plants are under ya
How many blacks are on flights to Columbia
Not a whole lot
So no wonder you’re wondering
You’re wonderful hatred is coming in with a thundering
Ignorance cluttering
Causing violent concussions
And while you integrate
My statements have you rapidly shuddering
Rapidly butter your toast
It’s going down your throat
Listen to what I’m saying
You need it more than most
Cuz blacks are only 12 percent of the population
Yet they account for 30 percent of the nation’s arrests
This is not a test
But I stress you pay attention ‘till everything connects
Cuz the leading cause of death for young black men
Is murder by other men
No pretend
This is what it is
This is what you live
Take a second to remove the dagger from your ribs
Cuz more than not
The offender’s race is the same as the victim that’s shot, stabbed, or whatever
It’s not a plot but a choice you got
See, you’ve been assigned to the character criminal
And in addition to subliminal acceptance of the role that’s been given you
You don’t acknowledge what you’re living through
Start to see it through

And of course the contribution of the news is certainly critical
Thus I don’t advise taking the media literal
Unless you like fiction with your cereal
Cuz only 1 percent of all killers are serial
Yet if you went by the news you should be shaking hysterical
Causing a medical team to come and inspect ya
Fearing a black man’s gonna come and get ya
Time to check the facts
National crime on the whole ‘s been declining since the early 1990’s
So keep breathing, relax
Entertainment motivates their presentation of stats
And emotions are manipulated
So I can’t really say that I’m swayed by any prime time official statements
Where desire to think for yourself
Puts you in violation of the government’s interpretation

So what should you fear?
Mid-east WMD’s
Or mistaken American death penalties

What should you fear?
Drug dealers selling crack
Or genetically modified food you eat in stacks

Who should you fear?
The teenage kids in detention
Or the ones in suits stealing your pension

Who should you fear?
Homeless people in the streets
Or the politicians making decisions while safe in their seats

Who should you fear?
Gang members who would kill for a stare
Or the ones charging you for your healthcare

And pharmaceutical companies keep ‘em paying for the treatment
Cuz cures don’t reap as well as continued diseases
Institutions explicit interest is in making money off of your existence in sickness
That’s some ridiculous sick shit

And police commit crimes in the name of justice
Aint no way McCarthy could ever have touched this
Cops using race to further their case
And then they wonder why there’s so many blacks behind the prison gates
Prison inmate
That’s a fate that awaits so many black males
Cuz according to the state
Half of them get arrested for index crimes to date
So police, police
Yes to them let’s unleash
All our anger whenever there’s an officer in the street
Whether local, state, or federal level if we meet
They’re gonna feel what it’s like to be at a person’s feet
That goes for any chief, patrol men, and even desk staff
Come on man, you trying to make me laugh
Have we not progressed beyond five and a half
Pointing and shouting in kindergarten class
For real
You can’t condemn ‘em in general
Cuz all that really does is make your position less credible
Untenable is such a claim
These people are out every day risking their lives to save
People like me and you
That’s not to say I condone everything they do
Cuz quite a few are power hungry and prejudiced
But there’s evidence of many with humanitarian sentiments
So if not blacks or cops
I got one more idea for where our fear should drop

White people
For their wars and hate have always been quite lethal
Prejudicial homicide, military genocide
Whites are certainly heading the art of war unequaled
Their religion of cathedrals have killed and malled
Causing indigenous African worldviews to fall
Native Americans are barely left at all
And those who disagree have always crumbled or crawled
Yet he sustains and the white man remains standing tall
So if lack of pigment brings sin
Then given the color of my skin
Maybe you should fear me
But do my cells contain genes that make me guilty of causing the practice of slavery
No matter the race
Can anyone truly inherit disgrace

Ancestral kin
Let’s begin by seeing this issue for what it is
Cuz it’s easier to hate than to comprehend
Easier to fear than to understand men
Examine your foreign or racial policy
And ask, do I grasp the concept of a self fulfilling prophecy
So you can hate whites
Or any other race if you like
Be aware though you’re bound to lose the fight
Cuz all you little puppets like to strike with your might
But the puppet master’s got far better sight
Now understand right where you stand
Racism, terrorism, they go hand in hand
Whether you manage land
Or have a hand in scams
Social division is simply part of the plan
While you run, run, run in the same place
While you watching the TV learning the criminal’s face
While everyone around you’s in heightened states
While you look to the sky praying for God’s grace
But heaven be damned should you use your voice
Or ever discover that you actually have a choice
Cuz truth be told when it’s all said and dealt
The only thing that you should ever fear is yourself