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Standing At The Crossroads

Standing at the crossroads (SATCR) was primarily created during AD’s Australian, New Zealand, Bali and Malaysian tours. This project recorded entirely on a mac laptop, used sampling and mp3 chopping to build a cornerstone that would be embellished with Za & JJ’s live instrumentation. It’s said that the songs were created with inspiration from early AD videos playing silently in the background. You can tell the award winning video for Living has inspiration from past visuals of the group.


20

Chorus:

I guess I’m grown/Now I’m 20 years old/I guess I’m grown/Now I’m 20 years old/20/I’m going out, I’m having fun/I’m doing everything I haven’t done/I’m going out and I’m going crazy

(Speech)

My birthday, my earth day/I’m feeling my worth hey!/Friends up here with me/I’m feeling so much love in me/Used to feel empty, I’m eating now/Ooh child! Prayed to make it big/And look what God did!/I’m here now/Wait a minute/Rap is gettin’ phony/I say that not to complain/But to hear out loud/I got my sanity to maintain/I wanna hack the mainframe/I’m candid and plain jane/Extraordinary without the ordinary extra things/ Hear me out/I got a pure heart, I love deep, I’m proud/I’m subtle/I’m rebuttal now & then and here and now!/I’m humble/Bread winner of my family still haven’t crumbled/20 years in the game even though it’s not one./Street cred questionable/Grammy still got one/Sell out for no one/ An M.C. a hot one/In fact, TWO Grammys I’m so old I must have forgot one

Chorus:

(1 Love)

I’m living with my grandma, I’m dealing with a curfew/She said that I was raised to be a paragon of virtue/No ID just a back pack, my ball cap is to the back/Where I’m from we all rap, play ball or sell crack/Then labels wised up and showed the people love/With 3 years, 5 months and 2 days in the life of…/And that inspired us to drop the blood or cuz/To be more than some thugs with Jheri curls and Cali plugs/I got my license now I’m rolling trying to stop the violence/They since Zingalamaduni, all they heard was silence/But we ain’t left we just performing on them foreign islands/Man, I’m blessed I’m standing on the shoulders of some giants/Yeah, and my seat is right behind the pilot’s/80 hours round trip stacking up my mileage/12 years 1 Love been a member now/I guess I’m grown, I’m 20 years old I’m going out!

Chorus:

I don’t have to follow the rules/I just have to live my life and have fun y’all/It’s my birthday


Living

(Speech)

I’m performing for a crowd that be dating me as they jam/and rating me for who I was and not rating for who I am/The last hits that we all had was like 20 years In The past/to peeps within the U.S. They thinking that was our best/And our success was just a fad, 3 hits bout all we had/ Despite it we don’t mad/and instead we just change the stats/Every show, every CD, making the doubters think again!/Hurricane when we came in/livin’ like Sink or swim/And we swimming since the beginning but coverage was all on THEM/ but we kept stroking our own way not lovers of every trend/So we live stronger/healthier live longer/went against the grain just like people that’s low carbing it!

Chorus 1:

So we doin’ it! Live and direct you feel how true we is!/Eye witnesses to the beauty of life music/it’s Arrested Development/ powerful. we influencing music & revolution/Until we see more solutions/Everybody shake your head – shake out the devil now!/Lazarus- raising the dead Come out the tombs child!/We’re alive now! LIVING

Chorus 2: Tasha:

Everyday I rise on a mission/please forgive If i mess up I’m improving Living Living/Honey baby, I’m just human/If the sun shines down on me today I will try to live in a better way/Please forgive me when I’m dizzy/That’s a part of living.

The more gangstas talk about dying/And crack cocaine & the violence/and stations saturated with it/The more our music be thriving!/People compare and contrast whatever our beat lacks/is made up by the mere fact/– We the only other option/Seems like i’m like a alien, 40 plus years and up/fortified With something real that the present say they don’t want/So The present don’t really get my presence. And all my points./How i think, work, play it & live it, with aching joints./They acting like im dumb, including my only son, he’s 16 acting like/that he’s going on 61. Its like As if height – equals might and wisdom/he smirks like he knows what I’ma say before I’m done/He Just wants to have fun! wanna eat, wanna lay, wanna shop/wanna look a certain way, wanna chill, you wanna stop that craziness! Who in this generation is raised up with pure laziness?/Am i further dating us?/I know it! Dey Wanna put in their headphones escape from the world/They wanna get up on dey cell phone and relate with little girls/I can dig it to bout 5 feet 11 inches/But the last inch is where my diggin’ stops I don’t do ditches!/I won’t put you to death I brought you life!/Through my sperm and my music – yeah I brought it twice


Be Scared

(Speech)

Rip rip roaring – roaring/50 thousand feet in the air – my groups touring!/Foreign countries, cruise ships my groups boarding!/We still in front of the hill man – Like we Lauryn./We not over the hill dog – we ain’t boring!/Our haters counting they cool points. they done scoring!/I’m getting cleaned of my sins – I’m in the river Jordan,/finding my innocence, getting back to my very origin!/Gotta cutie with deep beauty, a great booty/perfect personality & real originality. spiritual & freaky, with a love for sensuality/Figuratively speaking – thats a mans Holy trinity/ Literally – we’re one the best hip hop entities/in a weakened industry. fresh since Infancy/Vibe with Arrested Devel – So many others just teaching Lessons from hell!/be scared

(1 Love)

1 Love my activity – paranormal/J’s, jeans and a hoodie man, semi-formal/Yo, we be in different time zones/So be afraid to double cross me and of the unknown/Flow is hard as an inmate on scared straight/See how I carry all these rappers like they dead weight/Yea I seen your interviews man you’re so fake/On the topics you discuss, don’t ever challenge us to a debate/You run your mouth, don’t ever think that you could run the south/You running scared like a deer through a hunted house/I practice defeating fear with this microphone/You’re an actress, when you perform they holla Katie Holmes/Yea Im from the days of Sly and Family Stone/I started writing poems when I was seven, now Im writing songs/Touring with A.D., Im gone, to Rome and Lebanon/This ya only time to feel safe while you’re home alone

(Tasha)

Rock hard Play hard sleep hard dream hard Drink hard smoke hard party hard yeah that truth gone catch you sleeping if you only… Rock hard Break it down


Represent 1 Time

Chorus:

Represent 1 Time on the M-I-C Y’all know the name… Arrested Development

(Speech)

2 zero years – whom shall We fear – independent label no puppeteers no puppets here/You question our career? Ya say we up in ya Rear view mirror/ – remember Objects are closer than they appear./Kwame Nkrumah bring it deep like Chali2na you thought that it would come later/But here it is sooner!/Rumor had it We wasn’t really the big kahuna/but we turned to them and pulled DOWN our pants & brought the moon UP

(1 Love)

Automatic like a tommy gun/See, my partna’s call me old school/Cause Im melting cheese on a honey bun/That’s sliced not parmasan/ like it with Pringles, sour cream and onion/My salad, thousand island, bacon bits and croutons/Thats Frenches yellow mustard, keep that Grey Poupon/Waffle House, Marta train, that Georgia red mud/About the color of the hair on Ashley Judd/what We out of here Pluto, the coldest rappers you know Representing time uno/Follow me we searching for the secrets of astrology/Flying zero gravity in space shuttle Apollo threeeeee

(Eshe)

Hey we had to slow it down for Za’ C’mon Za’ get that trick hi going! Tasha shake your money maker


Mama's Always on stage

Brand new mama, I understand/It’s hard as hell being a young mother and/you need support your conscious told you not to abort/
so to your child you’re a hero of some sort/But, hey, the worst is over/You’re ready to do this/I got faith and your baby renewed this/
faith that everything will be fine/Now an adult, no more youth time/ [Anytime you need help sister]/We’ll be there just give us a ring/
We will help you raise that king/Word to the mother cause it’s a black thing/I respect you in a strong way/
Super late nights cause your baby slept all day/but mama don’t sleep, your life’s a turning page/

Chorus:
Mama’s always on stage (4x)

Hey, let me guess, you’re bored/Wanna get loose, attack the dance floor/Cool, I’ll hold her, you have a good time/
I’ll keep your baby awake so baby sleeps after nine/This is reality, we need to turn our minds/
Brothers talking revolution but leave their babies behind/Well sister, he’s a sucker, just leave ’em be/
The revolution is now up to brothers like me/ to step in cause your man stepped out/ [The goal:] To raise these children, no doubt/
so let’s go to it and possibly/bring a generation of nat’s in the future, see/I respect you in a strong way/Super late nights cause your baby slept all day/But mama don’t sleep, your life’s a turning page/Mama’s always on stage/Keep up your strength now cause we must grow somehow/

Chorus:
Mama’s always on stage (4x)
Can’t be a revolution without women/Can’t be a revolution without children/

I improved throughout my life/all of this just to soothe a wife/brothers wear your black clothes/talk your 5% talk/
Words of wisdom should be ways of wisdom/That’s exactly how you must walk/Life’s too short, your mission’s too dire/
Nurture another mind before yours expires/Pass it on, push it along/Like the brother said it in that one song/We respect you all the way/
Late, late nights cause your baby slept all day/but mama’s got to stay strong, carry it on/Hey, mama’s on stage

Chorus:
Mama’s always on stage


Nobody can Replace Love

Put your hands in the air/And wave em round in the atmosphere/put your hands in the sky and wave em round from side to side

They say I got to cuss to make it/I said no thank u man I’d rather custom make it/You dudes are phony’s/Real Men speak Til they voices is horse. Your voice is pony./Another YEAR at it’s end/It’s no longer 2010 and time slippin’/Like our clocks are on some black ice/Times got a block we got a jack knife/Some say there’s no change & Everything is the same/the streets, the poverty, the robberies, the mundane/ Political’s run games/The people they want thangs/But year after year they give us Chump change/But revolutionaries got revolution on the brain. Insane in the membrane/Until there’s no chains yaw’l/Like – Chuck D I’m a rebel without a pause!/Then Idealism came with Barack Hussein/But it also came with 3 years 5 months and 2 days in the life…/No more just rollin’ the dice/Black people that fight all the wrongs to make em right/We’ve been doin this for years no joke we on some straight no chaser/– you on beer our motivation is pain, love and tears/ This ain’t about a simple rap career! Dog come on…

Tasha Chorus:

It’s crazy to think someone else can come close to ya baby/They cant touch you baby naw/Nobody Nobody Nobody Nobody/Can replace your love/They Can’t take you away from you/They can’t replace the things ya do

(Speech) 2nd verse

They try to pit me against gangsta rap/First of all there ain’t even no one that calls it that/Don’t pit me against nobody/I’m convinced there’s been enough fights at parties/Nice and naughty, I’m a b-boy search and destroy all decoys/For that you can call me/No one can take your place – the world is missin’ sumptin without your face/You’re more unique than they say/Kings and queens take a moment to retrace/I kick it like Pele/Roll around with nuts til there’s a payday/They callin us nuts – but hey hey!/Something gotta be right with two Grammys!/And that without video women in panties./we did it with brown sugar you did it with mayonnaise/now re-think and re-lay.

(Speech)

Put your hands in the air/And wave em round in the atmosphere/put your hands in the sky/and wave em round from side to side

Eshe: No one else can take your place/the perfect space perfect face/Step into your pace make way/for your purpose fulfilled today/There you go, I hope you know/the gifts you have are gonna flow/the world is waiting on you

Ras: They can’t take your place baby/you got so much to give/its your world/reach for the stars


Making A Vibe

Chorus:

We skating and we partying/We gonna lose it to the music/We are the most from coast to coast/So you know that you can use this/We making a vibe/We making a vibe

(Speech)

I’m gonna bring it – excellent – Not a fear, I’m here even/Pessimist I care what your impression is/To the lions den I go It’s where the blessing is/I run with the lions, other cats Are just pets for kids/We are soldiers/We don’t just rock we boulder/Snake charmer music/Get you dancing with cobras/Got the ladies in the place feeling dandy all over/Other rappers filled with corn like candy and soda/So be handing it over Your view suffers from over exposure/get the game Back to where it’s supposed to/Be double o m Bap is back AD/with frank oceans of consciousness rap!/It’s the consciousness that you really like/Even grandmamma can put the stereo on bla, bla, blast/Sometimes we may come off crass/But it’s just like that/Don’t be pissed off mad/Just accept the fact

Chorus:

We skating and we partying/We gonna lose it to the music/We are the most from coast to coast/So you know that you can use this/We making a vibe/We making a vibe

Tasha Post Chorus:

There is something taking over/And it feels so good to me/It’s got me thinking anything is possible if I just let go/So forget about the worry, the money, the pressure/The music makes you fall in love/So throw your hands in the air/And do your two-step yeah/Cuz we making a vibe/And it feels good Yeah, yeah

(Speech)

You said the streets don’t feel us, you right, streets don’t feel/ – People do, and their view is equal to whatever they’ve been through/If you’ve been through hell and back you been knew!/You ain’t going back to the same track,/ there’s a new Approach that you into,/and ya influences might change/be Lil different, from Malcolm little to Malcolm X, a trek to our senses/And you ain’t even arrived yet, you just at the point of racing/Other folks have been at the finish line for years building nations/And we sense this!/We seein’ they business/We ride in our Benz’s to Merrill Lynch from lynchings/We moving it in inches/We engines/Focused on living the good life/Not just living with good intentions

Chorus:

We skating and we partying/We gonna lose it to the music/We are the most from coast to coast/So you know that you can use this/We making a vibe/We making a vibe


Soul Sister

Chorus:

Hey soul sister/Hey/The strip club ways not for you/They just crush u degrade u & make loot/They know you a queen & they wanna steal The truth from you/Hey soul sister/They wanna keep ya inside/them back rooms & take what’s in between Yo thighs/and mind too/Control Yo power deep inside/they Fear you tonight/I know u got SOUL/the biggest robbery to me is to see that they took it & attached it to a pole./ Let them dudes gawk, let dem dudes throw doe./And let the whole world underestimate us all./And I’m sick n tired of viewing u wrapped in silk and jewelry/Only for purposes of eye candy and bafoonery/U the type that when I go to sleep I dream Of/U As a woman of deep worth but then I wake up/Upon the streets u a toy for entertainment this arrangement was first arranged upon the slave ship/Every single person of ethnic color was forced, decimated into mating with one another./Now hundreds of years later we still perpetuating The same brainwashing my people it’s exhausting!/Cuz you can free the body but if the minds still doing time/Bottom line the person is still confined!/On the videos you treated like a plate of food/They direct you to do whatever they want you to do/And that’s what millions of girls around the world see/ Thats why it’s Called dish or direct TV/And thats why they call u bitch without skipping a beat/and You answer to this./What cancer is this?/ What man planned the dismantling of your sense?/Senseless rape of a woman’s heart a true strip!/Big pimpin’ ships yachts and naked women/ Put it on prime time dude Dey making a killing/The musics under par but yawl make it appealing./Toss u a couple hundred, Dey make a couple million./And I know this song a neva see the light a day./The enemy of tv the anti christ for djs/Not to mention it got a sample that ain’t cleared yet/I give it away for free so y’all could hear this!

(Tasha)

Sista you don’t have to do it/do it/You can be who u are/Without them telling you your part/U got the power sister!

(Speech)

Yeah you fine! 3x’s but you don’t have to play by their rules c’mon girl


Raga in Coolangatta

Chorus:

Why you thinking that why you thinking that we playing cuz we laugh/cuz we joking all the time/cuz we tripping out on the tours and in the lines/cuz we always tripping, tripping tripping all these years…

(1 Love)

I pick apart your whole army, these haters running from me/I flow like a Tsunami, you’ll never see me bummy/A star in Australia partna you’re a failure/Disperse – I had to put it in a verse just to tell ya/Lyrically you’ll never be man enough to stop me/Im straight and you’re sloppy,/I create and you copy/I resonate the truth while you celebrate monotony/On this battle field Im danger like Rodney/you got me/Love’s never scared of them/Love miles ahead of them/I see’em in my rear view, partna you appear true/Masses never hear you/these cowards never fear you/Im gon’ put the barrel in the hole that you peer through/Now their gonna mourn you, somebody should’ve warned you/Come against us, retaliation is a must/Me, Speech, Eshe, JJ, Ras, Tasha, Za Baba OJ Naw, we aint playin’ wit y’all!/Hey! Pull the curtains on you suckas like a flight attendant/Party thrown 10% chance I might attend it/90% chance u gonna be offended/The snob rep I got is not intended/Girls flirt but I won’t call em back I don’t care if u fine as a heart attack/I don’t care if u easy as an iMac/The only girl that i Mac is the apple Of my eye/back at home with our kids and I find that We only get Better wit time/Like a wine rack She brings the lion out this kind cat/And we keep it coming just Like a line back!/We give it to you first, like Veggie meals on a plane/AD so ahead of the game/and it’s ashamed some don’t understand the signals we relaying/so about our business but you thinking that we playing./Now on a Bigger note than bragging,/cuz actually that ain’t my passion./In fact attraction to it is more my homage/to the hip-hop tradition of talking mess and just dissing./And bombing em into submission and showing em my position/And making the people listen. Off stage I’m usually fishing either for open people or for musicians,/Or activist, back in day maybe an actress./But now, I learned how to both preach and practice./Unexpected thirst quencher call me cactus./Sticking to the mission in mind check our setlist!/Every experience or hardship for me is precious,/Spirit restless, life to the full man, desperate./Priceless, yet too many give us underestimates/Preciseness – How we invest in this Man,/I’m happy! But even when I’m not, I’ll Gladly Write about feeling crappy./Cuz we real!


My Reflection

(Speech)

If Jay-Z is jehovah then I’m the anti Christ./And if making mad doe is living I’m the anti-life/& If they giants – we just pions/As if we getting peed on Living vicariously thru all of them Nigga’s dream on/I’m not dissin jay z or anybody/I’m just saying how could I dare share his same philosophy?/I didn’t come up from the bottom I was middle class./Between a rock and a hard place thats what middle is./I had my pops and such – I couldn’t use the fatherless crutch./But they divorced early, & I just clammed up./Yet life was not pearly./You justify yo thug? I justify my nerdy./I hope I’m worthy of heaven due to faithfully serving./I couldn’t get rich by any means,/morally my parents taught me many things./One of which was not to sling dope or heroin/I seen just how it tears within the fabric of a human being.

Chorus:

I ain’t dissin nobody it’s just my reflection (yeah)/against what I’m facing in this present day population/We all got our placements – we can’t control everywhere we was placed in/and really this is all about God’s grace and I know!

Our community is already a patch work of hard work/pains, hurts, dreams deferred, and broken dreams!/So I’m a hope fiend./Against all odds I pray even will even things/ I’m Stephan king I’m scary as hell to some people cant u tell?/They say I’m soft, they won’t promote me they write me off./They know if I get a mic, and I get some shine I’ll can turn some sheep into lions./Fighting for mount Zion!/Naw! They’d rather paint me as a passive hippie,/lambast me like I’m clueless and my raps are trippy!/Like Satan they wanna sift me, professor griff me – kick me out of the group of rhymers known for bringing ditty’s!/A Pity! My names Speech I’m here to speak/I’m here to talk I’m here to show a certain path that we all can walk./I’m here to glow with all of y’all So hey! we here to shine/Not from the jewels we wear but from here in our minds!

(1 Love)

If 50 Tyson is hot, then I must be the sun/They said, for saying that line, that I should wear a gun/I said, don’t make me laugh You come against us partna,/weigh your options, do the math/They call me Backdraft, Im on the right path/I aint dissin’ 50 Tyson, I don’t back stab,/I stay in the lab,/Working on the jab, cause my skills are underrated-Donavan Mcnabb/Nice! Eliminating the price As we deliver the merchandise called Music of Life Man,/Its music of love, joy, pain and advice/They be down loading it twice, we be exposing the shyst/I’ll be very precise, were so easy enticed/All these rappers aint real we just believe what they write/You see all of the lights but not the wires and mic’s/Yea its music but others use it as satan’s device/I don’t wear any ice, I bought a diamond for wife/Hope that impress her man and never make me less in her sight/A dark knight thats down to bust the head of a clown/With no respect for the people, they just exploit us and bounce/They make a song for the strip club, you buy it, they paid/They never been to a strip club, cause they under age/You think they slangin’ them bricks, I think you falling for tricks/I aint dissin’ nobody man, Im just tired of gimmick’s and politics.


I Don’t Know Why I Ever Doubted You

I Don’t know why I ever doubted/Dark clouds close behind us/sun in front of us/eyes are looking forward light wonderous/Feeling like I’m close to dead/But close is still alive the lies the devil provides/I find sometimes we buy/But baby when it’s crunch time I crunch!/Pump the gas, & ride those many bumps/make It happen just thinking back when,/we was attacked by friends and many punks!/There was hardly any sun then!/But sho enuf we just hung in!/Shortly after – we was in the classiest parts of London!/England, iced up – penguins/Dressed up looking distinguished/You in shiny sequin/Five star eating/So When I hear the demons voices as they screaming I say…

Chorus:

Hold up wait a minute I say hold up back up/– I don’t need ya c’mon – i don’t know why i ever doubted/Did u know message rap was huge at one point./Substance abuse/Then it went into withdrawal From the truth/Detox or maybe relapse/Where the Beats was hot – & that’s basically that/Lyrics was horrible Dark ages type deplorable/demon possession drug possession or gun possession or all of em/Brainwashed adopting mindsets of early Europeans/Where they portrayed black men As apes that just rapes Dey women/And black women as bubble butt sluts and sex addicts./Not to be loved or trusted, just to be lusted after raped and ravished./And by the way that’s done by black artist./And djs keep this slavery going that’s what the wackest part is./But I say…

Chorus:

Hold up wait a minute I say hold up back up – I don’t need ya c’mon – i don’t know why i ever doubted


U&Me=3

(Speech)

Who in this rap game, gotta a name/That is raps essence?/mics are all destined for me Lyrics of peace but peep my aggression/SPEECH for the peasants, the poor deep in oppression./With Lessons upon lessons, & most a ya just catching it,/years later Slow as some Heinz – C’mon ketchup/I got a hunch i got a feeling, Ya’ll supposed to be the hot dogs – and it’s lunch time + I’m grilling!/I’m feeling in the ceiling there’s a sun roof I tear it off when I make an appearance!/Poof Convertible – after party girl’s get laid party girl’s they stay vertical/Some of em be asking for parts of me dats insertable/But only one of em gets my insert/Insert wife! temporary vertigo on our sex filled nights/Leaving none of us standing/Ediqutte so abandoned/cussin’ & cupping & rubbing and loving i’m loving our loving/feeling the highs while i’m going deep in the canyons!/Nice! I say it twice it feels nice!/Til no time is left – I stay right!

Chorus 1:

From sun up to sun down We get down/– every town We hit! We rock! Making the rounds/And baby I was hoping that you could come wit me now!/We can become eternal/Bear my child.

Chorus 2:

U & me =3 U & me =3 U & me =3 Yeah

(1 Love)

Baby girl lets stay together thru what ever,/I don’ seen Mom and daddy go their separate ways before i was a teen/Though it seems their still in love, theres to much heartache/Lets make the right decisions girl not make the same mistakes/Since I cant communicate, I hustle at a rate/ Stay awake about three days straight, getting cake/But that keeps me out real late, plenty countries, many states/From the bottom we advancing to that mansion on the lake/Like ballin’ in Aspen like we were Alaskan/Embracing with passion, upgrading our fashion/And throw it in the bag girl without even asking/Alone – we don’t need the paparazzi harassing us

(Speech)

My First verse I was setting up the essence of who I am/The fact that I got a mind, the fact that i got a spirit,/the fact that there’s ladies within the venues that wanna to get near it./And though i flow like I’m single it’s a false appearance./I try to bring what I know a real woman would want me to bring Home/some bacon, Home some passionate love making,/letting it be known that this Holmes is already taking./and that i jones for her From the stages!/And trust is placed right, I can rock the mic each night./Stand in awe, fans with dropped jaws, band is raw./Pics in blogs, chicks in not much more than draws./And you can tell its about to pop off./Peace love and music getting your rocks off!/Many still don’t get that we not soft,/we making our case with each project we lace/and tour dates, and mix tapes./The group is really in top shape!/Real talk, not me acting cocky!/Now riddle me this, how can one plus one equal three?/You me and a baby.


I’ma Fight Back Right Now (ft. Ke’Andra)

Daddy what ever happened to You & mommie? Baby dats complicated, but ima tell you a story & Here we go

Chorus:

What happened to commitment It seems that it’s turned upside down/Something is killing our trust Killing our love/I’ma fight back right now!/ She didn’t know the bible/Somebody said its bad to be sexually immoral/She didn’t wanna GIVE away her precious cargo/but she didn’t see any harm in letting dude’s BORROW/so dude’s borrowed like there was no tomorrow./I was playing a role but not a role model./And whadda ya know/playing the numbers that we was playing Sooner or later a Sperm hit the lotto!/Cash prize – baby is coming & Like A nose dats cold/ – ya Daddy’s was running & It’s all fun and games Til somebody gets hurt!/You had hunger pangs So we had to get work!/So now it’s just work! And it’s working the nerves./What was once precious cargo kicked to the curb/We didn’t choose commitment we chose to flirt./And even though we separated we loved the birth!/For what it’s worth. Maybe I thought it was love/Maybe I really should think about if it was just Lust/When I think harder I never truly imagined an us spending life for the long haul & such & such/And At the time It was such a rush/Fiending for touch,/As if someone said break a leg, I needed a crutch./Now it’s obvious it was really 2 bodies./That connected without being connected, to God’s promises!/I was so outta touch with the consequences,/now I live in a constant state – numbing my senses/I try to put a positive spin on my circumstances/ truth be told I would tell you to wait for true romance ….and!/No wedding no womb – Two parents better than one/Thats real truth! Not to mention the black family’s no longer trending./To the point where baby mommas & daddies are winning!/And the devils grinning!/They say we sleep in the bed that we made/And under the cloak of covers kids tend to play/And that’s when it gets complicated/But I’m still glad you made it!/And for you I continue to push to this day!/And EVERYBODY body asks me, how I’m looking so happy without a partner involved/-a traditional family!/I tell em it takes a village to raise a child./Until the village gets the message I’m living the here & now!/And I’m fighting back proud!


Everywhere I Go (ft. Abigail Washburn)

(Speech)

It’s one of those things where my stomach hurts./Whenever you’re near where I go to work./Its based on fear and what i feel …you’re worth./ rejection and how real it hurts./But you would be the last I would tell./I would learn from the past./Being open with a girl, a get you friendship status,/while a gangsta a call her a hoe and still come back and tag it./But this is my behind the music show, behind my shades I’m back to 10 years old./And a little bit of vulnerability Is honorable,/ya know realness appeals to me./Yet by the time that this song drops./Either you’re listening to it by my side in my drop top./Or you’ll ride passed me. as I play it with empty passenger seat.

Chorus:

Everywhere i go i look for you… I smell your perfume all in the air./I Follow like toucan Sam./Do you look for me, where you go too?/Do u look for me, me me me?

(1 Love)

I been searching for my lady like a missing child/Got my ear to the street and Im looking out/For intelligent minds and a pretty smile/Cause my last one had a grill like a crocodile/They said I couldn’t find love, so Im in denial/East, West coast, Canada to Mexico Man,/Im wishing I could let her know That Im looking for her everywhere I go

(Speech)

Under Hilton head palm trees/I palm these we both smothered In palm leaves/Its calming baby I’m so into our fondling/You smelling like fresh – air dried Laundry./You feeling like clothes the way you on me./I’m feeling like soldiers in the army/Camouflaged deep in the bush Very lovely.