Making Lost Trax

by Abstract Rude

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Another installment in his Making Tracks series of interim discs,
Abstract Rude shares lost tracks with longtime producer friends Fat Jack, Steve Spacek, Tony Touch Isaac, Resin Dogs & others. 10 solo tracks (including one live from Seattle '99 recording) - no features, all original abstract hip-hop soul. All songs were made between 1999 - 2009.

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released August 18, 2018

Executive Produced by Abbey Rizzle for Keep The Feel Entertainment
Music Produced by:
1 Steve Spacek
2,4,5,6 DJ Fat Jack
3 Tony Touch Isaac
7 BVA
8 Resin Dogs
9 Chef Salad & The Crew Tones (ft. Lonnie Marshall bass, Michael Shreaves drums, Reggie Watts keys, Dred Eye percussion, Insult 2 Injury djs)
10 Thecardboard man

Lyrics Written & Published by A. Pointer for Abscorp Music (ASCAP)
Music by J. Clark for Mass Men Muzik (ASCAP), S. White for Mushroom Music Publishing, S. Harris, A. Garvie & D. Atkins (APRA), Tony Isaac & G. L'Herault for their respective publishing companies.

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Track Name: Release The Tension
Release the tension let that go
Release the tension let that go
Relax your mind and let your conscience be free
And get down to the sound of my peoples and me, come on
Release the tension let that go
Release the tension let that go
Relax your mind and let your conscience be free
And get down to the sound of Spacek and me, come on

Back at it again, the masses of men
Should all pause for the cause
To yearly atone so we can move on
Our period in time is not long
Ye Mothers of Earth, keep raising 'em well
And you can tell if they were raised right 'cause they'll be polite
And seldom strike u gotta think twice
Before you act or this could turn into one hell of a night

Release the tension let that go
Release the tension let that go
Relax your mind and let your conscience be free
And get down to the sound of my peoples and me, come on
Release the tension let that go
Release the tension let that go
Relax your mind and let your conscience be free
And get down to the sound of Spacek and me, come on

Whatever may be may be
Que sera sera

Getting a lot done I'm just
Exercising my options
I mess up but I won't get lost & not be found
I don't wanna look up and see nobody around
If anybody knows of loss I know
Believe me I done took plenty before
If we appreciate 'em while they're here
Then every tear we cry would be for joy
'Cause we would know that one day

Release the tension let that go
Release the tension let that go
Relax your mind and let your conscience be free
And get down to the sound of my peoples and me, come on
Release the tension let that go
Release the tension let that go
Relax your mind and let your conscience be free
And get down to the sound of Spacek and me, come on

Whatever may be may be
Que sera sera
Whatever may be may be
Que sera sera

Release the tension let that go
Release the tension let that go
Relax your mind and let your conscience be free
And get down to the sound of my peoples and me, come on
Release the tension let that go
Release the tension let that go
Relax your mind and let your conscience be free
And get down to the sound of Spacek and me, come on
Track Name: Hindsight Is 2020
But did ya or do ya ever think about the past?
I did that but yo them good times never last
I went back cuz uh Hindsight is 2020
And you know what right now the time is good as any
To blow up and save a little something for the winter
'Cause it could be a cold rainy day in December
You will go broke living beyond your means
It's no surrender in the real world scheme of things
Get me once it's your fault you threw the salt
But if ya get me twice I shoulda saw that you were faulty
So I pay the price for all the trust that I bestowed
I can't make it right just never walk down that road
Life goes on like me & Pigeon John in that song
You can't be sitting there tripping off of what you did wrong
Any angle I didn't see I peep it sharp & precise
If it's your area of expertise I'll take your advice

'Cause uh Hindsight is 2020
That's right you feel me Hindsight is 2020
It's true they say that Hindsight is 2020
You live and learn don't you (2x) (you just live and learn)
Hindsight is 2020
That's right you feel me Hindsight is 2020
It's true they say that Hindsight is 2020
We live and learn don't we (2x) (we live and learn)

Help yourself if nobody's working for you
And be creative you can always make something new
Get on the ball the path in which you're gonna pursue
Plus you gotta be passionate about the work that you do
'Cause if not it's just a paycheck
Better yet call it a safety net
How real does it get?
Pursuing a dream is like living off money that you ain't made yet
Taste success but remember how you kept it true
Can't forget about your family and immediate crew
No regrets what's done is done we pushed on through
Everyone knows you don't always get the credit that's due
To be underestimated is a motivator
Right now I'ma work hard to show 'em later
There isn't a stone that will be left unturned
The future's brighter if you recognize you live and you learn

'Cause uh Hindsight is 2020
That's right you feel me Hindsight is 2020
It's true they say that Hindsight is 2020
You live and learn don't you (2x) (you just live and learn)
Hindsight is 2020
That's right you feel me Hindsight is 2020
It's true they say that Hindsight is 2020
We live and learn don't we (2x) (we live and learn)

So if ya and when ya ever reminisce on it
Remember life is long with its shortcomings
Your memory should not rule you so move on
Your history won't let you repeat the same wrongs
I'm Scott free and all them non-knowing days are gone
Like Shock G and Digital it's still the same song
The players change but the game is the game
and it's a whole lot of hating when you're making a name
Bear the pain 'cause there's more work to do
Give it your all if not then all you're hurting is you
Pray for those who falsely persecute
They don't know Father be merciful
May universal wisdom be elevated
And may your best guess be educated
Every move calculated
With respect for Mother Nature & how the Creator made it

'Cause uh Hindsight is 2020
That's right you feel me Hindsight is 2020
It's true they say that Hindsight is 2020
You live and learn don't you (2x) (you just live and learn)
Hindsight is 2020
That's right you feel me Hindsight is 2020
It's true they say that Hindsight is 2020
We live and learn don't we (2x) (we live and learn)
Track Name: Truckin'
Well written his Momma taught him the ghetto showed him
Well spoken he's uplifting not gun toting
But I'm not judging I'm not saying I'm not hustling
No held grudge 'cause I got love in this hot oven
God loves him when no one loves him his Momma loves him
His Pops was like he looks like me but kinda doesn't
The world drug him through hell heaven & LA gutters
Because of me somebody had to be a baby's mother
But my category is no sad story we made it through
Supported by all of the folks that we're related to
They made it easy for me 'cause they raised me with love
Told me knowledge is key, in a Baptist church a choir would sing
Of grace so amazing as true as can be for you and for me
No I is in team keep an eye on the dream
Let he who is without sin cast the stone
To each his own before we gone you just

Keep on truckin' Abbey
Keep Keep Keep Keep - Keep on Move on
Keep it classy while these rappers still thuggin
But to each his own do yo thang and leave me alone
Keep Keep Keep Keep
Keepin on truckin' Abbey (keep keep keep keep)
Keep it classy while these rappers still thuggin
But to each his own do yo thang and leave me alone

Heartbeat of the street my field study
Streets are ill thuggin the meat gets real bloody
You can't cheat death too long to kill for money
Him that Grim that Reaper still coming
They robbed my tilt too willing to steal from me
And felt no guilt cuz criminals that grimey
House we built and i do not own any
Pops did say you should own your own company
Saw this all happening seen this all coming
Back against wall but still keep on truckin'
Hard work pays off til then you get nothing
You still could get lucky just keep on truckin'
Life for me wasn't no crystal staircase
No silver spoon million in my briefcase
No Big Willy before rap story
No 9 milli bullets lodged in my body

Keep on truckin' Abbey
Keep Keep Keep Keep - Keep on Move on
Keep it classy while these rappers still thuggin
But to each his own do yo thang and leave me alone
Keep Keep Keep Keep
Keepin on truckin' Abbey (keep keep keep keep)
Keep it classy while these rappers still thuggin
But to each his own do yo thang and leave me alone

Turn of the century as described in my journal entry
Death til we part my writing pen never turned against me
Game is it getting to me Homies are they switching on me
Steps to go forward my heart's tore up and I'm feeling lonely
Go visit Moms for much needed rejuvenation
Give a call to Pops and chop it up on how the Lakers playing
It feels way better when we all communicating
Sometimes you need reminders you wasn't concentrating
But I'm back on track and I'm never lacking let's get it cracking
Whatever label it gotta be nigga just make it happen
Don't act as if you don'tneed me until I'm missing in action
Cherish an artist there's no telling when it's his last one
Just feel his passion of what he had to overcome in the slum
He's still rappin' and his message is for everyone
Unless your 3rd eye is closed in that case you'r e unconcerned
Habbits to unlearn you just

Keep on truckin' Abbey
Keep Keep Keep Keep - Keep on Move on
Keep it classy while these rappers still thuggin
But to each his own do yo thang and leave me alone
Keep Keep Keep Keep
Keepin on truckin' Abbey (keep keep keep keep)
Keep it classy while these rappers still thuggin
But to each his own do yo thang and leave me alone
Track Name: I Know I'm Blessed
I see good people everywhere...
You gotta count your blessings

Never really had more than I was supposed to get now I got it
Been getting my life together
It's hard to see a good thing staring you in the face when you got it
We always want something better
Sometimes you gotta let go just so it can come back to you
No matter how bad I don't get sad or blue

'Cause I know I'm blessed
Just to have a roof over my head
I know I'm blessed
Yes let the truth be said I know I'm blessed
Just to have shoes on my feet
I know I'm blessed
Just to have some food to eat
I know I'm blessed
Blood in my veins and feel my heartbeat
I know I'm blessed
Air in my lungs and music on the streets
I know I'm blessed
Just to have clothes on my back
I know I'm blessed
If you ever helped or picked up the slack
You will be blessed

No one's ever helped out like family or friends and I got 'em
We live this life together
Let everyone from my neighborhood know I never forgot 'em
We'll be bros forever
Sometimes you gotta go just so you can come back again
I feel joy inside and my face it has a grin

'Cause I know I'm blessed
Just to have a roof over my head
I know I'm blessed
Yes let the truth be said I know I'm blessed
Just to have shoes on my feet
I know I'm blessed
Just to have some food to eat
I know I'm blessed
Blood in my veins and feel my heartbeat
I know I'm blessed
Air in my lungs and music on the streets
I know I'm blessed
Just to have clothes on my back
I know I'm blessed
If you ever helped or picked up the slack
You will be blessed
Track Name: Our Guide
Yeah I'm up in here family & friends
Homeboys & homegirls
Idrens sistrens bredrens worldwide - Ya Mon!
Me & my nephew I got Big Aaron in the house
Say what's up to 'em chief
"Wassup" wassup
Say we doing it like this in the 9 everythang to the 2 you know what
"Yeah" ha ha ha let me set this mic back up he's much shorter than me

We seek 'cause we want to find
This mountain that we climb
And no technology can beat us if our conscience is our guide - ooh oh!
We seek 'cause we want to find
This mountain that we climb
And no technology can beat us if our conscience is our guide - ooh oh!

You ready little man "Yeah"
You ready for this? "Yeah"
What you ready for?
"I'm ready to get singing..."

Collect my thoughts know that I got game
The bredren never did ephedrine or rock caine
Walk my block a familiar sound rang out shots
I drink Tequila 'cause the pressure got me boiling hot
I'm often puffin' I was trying to get my tape to Geffen
Too much of a fornicator to be with Virgin
MCA wouldn't see MC A-B-stract
Capital had lower case plans for the whole pack
I'm out the trunk plus I'm in synch with ghetto funk
The producer got the instinct to let it bump
We roll with thickness 'cause of little shadys with 380s
Served with the quickness too many babies gon' be gangster
Shooters & shankers recruiters get anxious
Blades get sharpened - bullets in chambers
You're full of this anger bump bump bump to the sound
We hang 'em on high Zion
Plaques on the wall raps for yall til we die trying

We seek 'cause we want to find
This mountain that we climb
And no technology can beat us if our conscience is our guide
We seek 'cause we want to find
This mountain that we climb
And no technology can beat us if our conscience is our guide - ooh oh!

Bump bump bump
You're full of this anger bump bump bump - hang 'em on high
You're full of this anger bump bump bump to the sound we gave ya
You're full of this anger bump bump bump to the sound we gave ya
Bump bump bump to the sound we hang 'em on high
Bump bump bump - anger bump bump bump to the sound we hang 'em on high Zion
We hang 'em on high Zion - raps for yall
Hang 'em on high Zion plaques on the wall raps for yall til we die trying
We hang 'em on high Zion
We hang 'em on high Zion - plaques on the wall raps for yall til we die trying
Yeah yeah - yes I

I swore to me I wouldn't sell me out
Even though I go for sale I swore to G-O-D and i don't do that
I would stay true to Stract and everyone involved
And everyone of yall whatever you wanna call this genre
Just like you see dreds and equate 'em with ganja
I'm say I say I'm so used to that stereotype
I talk about it as I carry the mic
Very polite and still Rude I'm in your area at night
I think a grip about this game I'm in
Don't want too many bosses or take too many losses - I'm in this game to win
No blaming them for your mistakes and that's the breaks
When snakes are in the grass and fakes appeal to mass
They say it takes one bad decision to hault a whole mission
I'm alarmed at the ignorance calm through the turbulence
Armed with assistance to calm all disturbances
I like seeing men with women
Some sweet some sour when they came with the lemon I just
Took it with a grain of salt
To save face I place no blame or fault
I'll get back - keep my mind out of traps when ships sank
Keep my rhymes on the facts in Thynk Taynks

We seek 'cause we want to find
This mountain that we climb
And no technology can beat us if our conscience is our guide -
We seek 'cause we want to find
This mountain that we climb
And no technology can beat us if our conscience is our guide - ooh oh!

What do you have to say to that Little Aaron
"I gotta say to all the young people out there wassup"
What else you gotta say to 'em
"And I also say Westside!"
Westside - westside
Worldwide - westside
Track Name: King IV A Day
Ugh
Yo word up ugh ugh here we go

Since i was young i've lived life as a dred
The life i've lead is not for everyone though
I've seen youngsters get shot in the head
Innocent bystanding at the liquor store
My hood could turn a good kid bad
It bred killers where the dealers ran dope
Oh you ballin now they want you have
Try and rob him he gone let his gun blow
Lights and action all 9s and Mac 10s
All guns don't speak with the same accent
Some talk loud and some spit softly
With the silencer on or off they get it poppin
Places actors for the assassination
Clash of the races gun fascination
Fist fights to clappin youngins lack the basics
And shoot they ownselves in the thigh with heaters off safety

You don't need to carry a gat
'Cause when you hold it like you don't know how to act
Clap on (bang bang) you ain't the only one here strapped
You don't want drama someone ends up on their back
When it pop off (clap off) (pow!) murder the mean way
Dirty or clean way when you heard the machine spray
And now you're king for a day in this here town though
Heavy's the head that wears the crown

You're king for a day in this hell hole
Pushing yay and lbs by the truckload
You can tell this undercover don't sell dope
In a scuffle had to pop 'em with a snubnose
And now you're wanted by the pigs on the run
They'll hunt you and they wanna try you for the victim
The balistics came back from the gun
And when they catch you they gon' fry u in the system
Lies and envy all knives and infantry
All roads lead to doing time eventually
Suicidal tendencies losing your identity
Like unto my enemy hospital with injury
Cap peel with the Remington steel to face penalty
Dad's killed then reading the will of late family
Pride of young bucks all live and uncut
its not meant to glorify putting your guns up
oh u a wyler?

But you don't need to carry a gat
'Cause when you hold it like you don't know how to act
Clap on (bang bang) you ain't the only one here strapped
You don't want drama someone ends up on their back
When it pop off (clap off) (pow!) murder the mean way
Dirty or clean way when you heard the machine spray
And now you're king for a day in this here town though
Heavy's the head that wears the crown

On Imperial they scraping off the serial literally
The gang got more parts than a centipede
Members than the years in a Century on Manchester with the Winchester
Vested with the twin tekks breasted
Pull 'em out and if he point 'em in your way
It's like Independence Day and then its gonna be a wake
Then the law enforcement warrants for the warring on Florence
Bullets with no name for neighborhood torment
It happens on Gage with sawed off guages on all ages
When u let the convict out of cages
And often grand larceny ran Slauson
He did a home invasion ran off with yall property
Money earning on Vernon and brandishing the burners
Exposition is next committing the murder service
Heard his next to kin is getting bodied on Jefferson
Get revenge swore to never let it happen again
Cappin again and hit him dead in his Adam's apple
Don't have to travel too far to catch a bad one in a battle
Cops lookin on Washington the menace in Venice
Pico ain't rico suave die hard with a vengance
Haters is who your friends is killing so senseless
You won't feel safe driving a car til Olympic in South Central
But could still feel the fire of Wilshire
As death organ plays for the kill choir

So you don't need to carry a gat
'Cause when you hold it like you don't know how to act
Clap on (bang bang) you ain't the only one here strapped
You don't want drama someone ends up on their back
When it pop off (clap off) (pow!) murder the mean way
Dirty or clean way when you heard the machine spray
And now you're king for a day in this here town though
Heavy's the head that wears the crown
Track Name: Poseidon
Poseidon...ooh ooh ooh
Ugh
You fell for everything they threw at you
When u gon' realize who is who and
What will u have when they're through with you
I ain't new to being exploited fighting demons I made choices
And always did it for the movement the voiceless
From Crenshaw to Croydon
Hear the continental the clairvoyant
My competition is so boyish bumping they gums
Listen to 'em my lyrics are more poignant
Join me in properly reppin the dedication
If you born free and gotta get yours we never waiting
They say don't catch feelings just break through glass ceilings
I never had millions but I'm grinding instead of hating
You hating instead of grinding
You might as well turn in your papers and resign then
Diamonds in the rough are not stumbled upon
With a weak foundation the walls are crumbling on ya

House of cards will fall
When the wind cries Mary the roof caves and down go the walls
Poseidon the waves are rising
The Earth is shaking
That hawk is biting
But a house that was built on the rock is where I stand
They playing for keeps and for kicks
But they building with Popsicle sticks instead of bricks

You chasing everything they offered you
If you feel like it's something you gotta do
Yet that offer's too good to be true
I applaud you for the effort though
Except now they gon' let you go
And they didn't even offer dental & medical
From the ghetto under-educated the fresher the black face is
Label get 'em right outta high school for the taking
Build him up on some ignorant shit & praise him
Until he starts believing the hype that made him famous
They get a deal then they go to jail then it's 3 meals
PC'd up in a cell it don't make sense
'Cause of this exploitation I always did it for the vandals - the vagrants
You know they want niggas to lose
To die broke like the ones who made rhythm and blues
Now how that sound not profound
So I huffed and I puffed and blew they house down

House of cards will fall
When the wind cries Mary the roof caves and down go the walls
Poseidon the waves are rising
The Earth is shaking
That hawk is biting
But a house that was built on the rock is where I stand
They playing for keeps and for kicks
But they building with Popsicle sticks instead of bricks

We know that the wind
Blows right out from the sea
But when these waves start rushing in
Will this house protect me

Yeah!
We sandbag barricade shelter
For the land mass serenade Alpha and Omega
Stand back as the tidal wave pelts ya
If built on Rock of Gibraltar you held your ground
The sun melts ya your boys can't help ya
Falling comets from the asteroid belt
And the worst parts of the Bible - hell yeah
Mothership won't be no flight by Delta
Rise and smell the fresh salt water and sulfur
Slaughtering whales and everybody thought it was over
All didn't fail with foundation strong as a boulder but
One day I'll see a falling supernova 'cause

House of cards will fall
When the wind cries Mary the roof caves and down go the walls
Poseidon the waves are rising
The Earth is shaking
That hawk is biting
But a house that was built on the rock is where I stand
They playing for keeps and for kicks
But they building with Popsicle sticks instead of bricks

We know that the wind
Blows right out from the sea
But when these waves start rushing in
Will this house protect me

The wind's gonna blow sometime
The wind's gonna blow sometime
The waves gonna rise
Oh we know the waves gon' rise
The Earth's gonna shake sometime
The Earth's gonna shake sometimes
That's gon' be our fate sometimes

We know that the wind
Blows right out from the sea
But when the waves start rushing in
Will this house protect me
Oh when the waves rise
Will this house protect me
Track Name: Monitors
It's always someone listening
It's always someone watching

He's always listening and watching
He's out there watching and listening too
Listening and watching what we say and do
But who is monitoring you

I always feel like somebody's watching me
My mind's playing tricks on me always a mystery
Is it real or am I letting stuff get to me
Getting too angry mentally physically
Or just concerned about the turn of the century
Or the return of a certain entity
Mentioned throughout history as the defining moment for all humans
While Big Brother's spying knows just what we're doing

He's always listening and watching
He's out there watching and listening too
Listening and watching what we say and do
But who is monitoring you

So when you're talking he is listening
So when you're sloppy he's arresting you
Internet surfing he is watching
Internet chatting he is logging you
And when you're napping he is working
Workers are shift changing to keep tabs on you
The more technology that you do use
The better tracking that he has on you

He's always listening and watching
He's out there watching and listening too
Listening and watching what we say and do
But who is monitoring you

Used to feel like nobody noticed me
That's how it always go for me it's never no hope for me
It's all in your head homie plus it's no pity
It's no mercy in a dog eat city
Where someone's always lying to theft your identity
And someone's always trying to chip at a man's dignity
Age digital the sales ain't pivotal
I guess you wasn't paying attention like 8 years ago

He's always listening and watching
He's out there watching and listening too
Listening and watching what we say and do
But who is monitoring you

I always feel like somebody's watching me
Watching me
I sit alone in my 4 cornered room staring at candles
Somebody's watching me
Somebody's listening to me
Why are you monitoring me
I don't want you to monitor me
You're invading my privacy
Track Name: You'll Eat Those Words (Live)
(From 1:07)
You'll eat those words
That's what I felt like telling 'em
Ugh
I set the table use napkins silverware
We dine fine China but 1st bless the food with prayer
And then we all eat dinner
Have a plate and conversate
About our lives and situations
And we could all relate

Gourmet buffet souffle
Gourmet buffet souffle
Gourmet buffet souffle
Gourmet buffet souffle
Gourmet buffet souffle
Gourmet buffet souffle
Gourmet buffet souffle
Gourmet buffet souffle

Flambe etouffee Bay leave seasoning
Manifesting with the bredren reasoning
And we should bring it all to the cypher
When we all eating dinner
So we all can decipher
Any problems front and center
My heart's in something
I'm wanting you to approve
Love ones don't front when
They say what they think you should do
You should just get a job
Why are you underground
You should've finished school
When will you buckle down
Is this gon' ever stop
When will you cut your hair
Knock knock to the knock knock
Knock knock knock knock is someone there
Your youthful fire
It wants to prove them wrong
Burning desire
Part of what makes you strong
Don't you run away from truth Little Boy
You say you will but where's your proof that you'll make noise
You'll eat those words
I'm gonna make u eat them - agh!
You'll eat those you'll eat those you'll
Don't deny a man a try
You'll eat those words
You'll eat those you'll eat those
You'll eat those words
You'll eat - don't deny a man

My heart beats faster than a speeding bullet
Don't shoot me down quick or take the trigger pull it
Our blood runs thicker than the ocean water
Show 'em proper love from a mother father
Son and daughter sister brother
Sometimes all we have there is each other
I'll always keep it true for our music lovers
No love for these majors 'cause they don't love us
They don't trust us 'cause we ain't no suckas
We don't just roll over and let 'em fuck us
They say without you it's impossible for me to be heard
But before the new millennium you'll eat those words
Words...words

You'll eat those you'll eat those
You'll eat those words
You'll eat those you'll eat those
You'll eat those words
You'll eat those you'll eat those
You'll eat those words
You'll eat those you'll eat those
You'll eat those words
Don't deny a man

My heart beats faster than a speeding bullet
Don't shoot me down quick or take the trigger pull it
Our blood runs thicker than the ocean water
Show 'em proper love from a mother father
Son and daughter sister brother
Sometimes all we have there is each other
I'll always keep it true for my music lovers
Much love for the movement and those who love us
Wooo!

When I feel it coming I get so anxious
Ugh - check it - one more thing to share with yall
Ugh
When I feel it coming I get so anxious
At the speed of light light
Shifts through my body takes me through changes
And we gravitate towards a fire circle and get to dancing
And we activate drums the fire brings the rain from dancing
And it feels so free man woman come together and prosper
Built on trust like an oak tree deep rooted Rasta
And we learn so much from each other
And while we're stuck in the here and now
God bless every motherless child
Change the way of the pedophile
Don't put me on pedestal
Jealousy waiting to mess with you
Why are they disrespectful
Just so they can be getting ahead of you
Think they are better than you never forget
What you did how you did it
The way it was done from where you came
You got there and you're the blame
If something goes wrong and you can't sing the same old sad song
Don't play no games don't play no games
When it feels good it's pleasure
When it hurts bad it's pain
No pain no gain no pain no gain
No pain no gain don't play no

My heart beats faster than a speeding bullet
Don't shoot me down quick or take the trigger pull it
Our blood runs thicker than the ocean water
Show 'em proper love from a mother father
Son and daughter sister brother
Sometimes all we have there is each other
I'll always keep it true for my music lovers
Much love for the movement and those who love us
Love us...for those who don't

You'll eat those you'll eat those
For those who don't
You'll eat - don't deny a man a try
You'll eat those words
You'll eat those you'll eat those
You'll eat those words
You'll eat - don't deny a man a try

Don't deny a man a try
Don't deny a woman a try
Don't deny anyone a try
To do what they feel is best for themselves
Am I right about it?
Ugh - ugh - ugh - yeah - yeah
Track Name: Give N Take
Oh have you
Oh have you
Oh
Have you?
Have you been forced to balance what was want and need
Matters
Matters not if you took more than you gave to me

As much as I've loved I've never hated that much
As much as I've given I've never taken that much
And listening to music was like taking a drug
For every cigarette you smoked I lit up a Dutch
A Philly Swisher with crutch
Sometimes I think I'm blazing too much
Forever young I don't wanna grow up
But I swear Toys Ain't Us
No playing with it faking the funk
I stay committed to the ways of the under
Not just flave of the month
That fades away and never stays around here
You gotta know your peaks and valleys like a mountaineer
I'm speaking softly but the message rings loud & clear
Redefine and speak your mind before you outta here (gone, bye)
I plan to take it over in about a year
Yall thought I was sounding weird
Fuck around be a millionaire still aware with my ear to the street
The hungrier you are the better you get complacent when you're comfy

Have you?
Have you been forced to balance what was want and need
Matters
Matters not if you took more than you gave to me
I just
Hope I did not take more than I gave to you
Always
Know I always did what my heart said I should do
Don't cut yourself off from a blessing
Hush now
Let the music talk and learn a lesson

I hear what you're saying but hush
And let the music hit ya like you just took a puff
So come get faded with us I waited for love
Can't say I never dated a lady from a club
Man I know I love my lady just don't say it enough
She know she drive me crazy with her big ole butt
Temper and we gone fuss
It's human nature to break up make back up
I guess that's why we argue fight and fuck
If I get high enough then what we fight about goes in and out one ear
Silent around the house can't be like that around here
Now it's a child we share no other woman shall compare
Gotta figure it out living can't be no nightmare
Old ghosts reside there demons don't always fight fair
Good vibes come in and revive a breath of fresh air
Harmony in the hardware positive every idea
Come this far and can't turn back challenges I fear none

Have you?
Have you been forced to balance what was want and need
Matters
Matters not if you took more than you gave to me
I just
Hope I did not take more than I gave to you
Always
Know I always did what my heart said I should do
(Go with the flow yall)
Don't cut yourself off from a blessing
(Don't d-d-don't don't don't)(Hush now!)
Let the music talk and learn a lesson
The music's making a connection
Track Name: MLT snippets
Release The Tension
Release the tension let that go
Release the tension let that go
Relax your mind and let your conscience be free
And get down to the sound of my peoples and me, come on
Release the tension let that go
Release the tension let that go
Relax your mind and let your conscience be free
And get down to the sound of Spacek and me, come on

Back at it again, the masses of men
Should all pause for the cause
To yearly atone so we can move on
Our period in time is not long
Ye Mothers of Earth, keep raising 'em well
And you can tell if they were raised right 'cause they'll be polite
And seldom strike u gotta think twice
Before you act or this could turn into one hell of a night

Release the tension let that go
Release the tension let that go
Relax your mind and let your conscience be free
And get down to the sound of my peoples and me, come on
Release the tension let that go
Release the tension let that go
Relax your mind and let your conscience be free
And get down to the sound of Spacek and me, come on

Hindsight Is 2020
But did ya or do ya ever think about the past?
I did that but yo them good times never last
I went back cuz uh Hindsight is 2020
And you know what right now the time is good as any
To blow up and save a little something for the winter
'Cause it could be a cold rainy day in December
You will go broke living beyond your means
It's no surrender in the real world scheme of things
Get me once it's your fault you threw the salt
But if ya get me twice I shoulda saw that you were faulty
So I pay the price for all the trust that I bestowed
I can't make it right just never walk down that road
Life goes on like me & Pigeon John in that song
You can't be sitting there tripping off of what you did wrong
Any angle I didn't see I peep it sharp & precise
If it's your area of expertise I'll take your advice

'Cause uh Hindsight is 2020
That's right you feel me Hindsight is 2020
It's true they say that Hindsight is 2020
You live and learn don't you (2x) (you just live and learn)
Hindsight is 2020
That's right you feel me Hindsight is 2020
It's true they say that Hindsight is 2020
We live and learn don't we (2x) (we live and learn)

Truckin'
Well written his Momma taught him the ghetto showed him
Well spoken he's uplifting not gun toting
But I'm not judging I'm not saying I'm not hustling
No held grudge 'cause I got love in this hot oven
God loves him when no one loves him his Momma loves him
His Pops was like he looks like me but kinda doesn't
The world drug him through hell heaven & LA gutters
Because of me somebody had to be a baby's mother
But my category is no sad story we made it through
Supported by all of the folks that we're related to
They made it easy for me 'cause they raised me with love
Told me knowledge is key, in a Baptist church a choir would sing
Of grace so amazing as true as can be for you and for me
No I is in team keep an eye on the dream
Let he who is without sin cast the stone
To each his own before we gone you just

Keep on truckin' Abbey
Keep Keep Keep Keep - Keep on Move on
Keep it classy while these rappers still thuggin
But to each his own do yo thang and leave me alone

I Know I'm Blessed
I see good people everywhere...
You gotta count your blessings

Never really had more than I was supposed to get now I got it
Been getting my life together
It's hard to see a good thing staring you in the face when you got it
We always want something better
Sometimes you gotta let go just so it can come back to you
No matter how bad I don't get sad or blue

'Cause I know I'm blessed
Just to have a roof over my head
I know I'm blessed
Yes let the truth be said I know I'm blessed
Just to have shoes on my feet
I know I'm blessed
Just to have some food to eat
I know I'm blessed
Blood in my veins and feel my heartbeat
I know I'm blessed
Air in my lungs and music on the streets
I know I'm blessed
Just to have clothes on my back
I know I'm blessed
If you ever helped or picked up the slack
You will be blessed

Our Guide
We seek 'cause we want to find
This mountain that we climb
And no technology can beat us if our conscience is our guide - ooh oh!
We seek 'cause we want to find
This mountain that we climb
And no technology can beat us if our conscience is our guide

Collect my thoughts know that I got game
The bredren never did ephedrine or rock caine
Walk my block a familiar sound rang out shots
I drink Tequila 'cause the pressure got me boiling hot
I'm often puffin' I was trying to get my tape to Geffen
Too much of a fornicator to be with Virgin
MCA wouldn't see MC A-B-stract
Capital had lower case plans for the whole pack
I'm out the trunk plus I'm in synch with ghetto funk
The producer got the instinct to let it bump
We roll with thickness 'cause of little shadys with 380s
Served with the quickness too many babies gon' be gangster
Shooters & shankers recruiters get anxious
Blades get sharpened - bullets in chambers
You're full of this anger bump bump bump to the sound
We hang 'em on high Zion
Plaques on the wall raps for yall til we die trying

We seek 'cause we want to find
This mountain that we climb
And no technology can beat us if our conscience is our guide
We seek 'cause we want to find
This mountain that we climb
And no technology can beat us if our conscience is our guide - ooh oh!

King IV A Day
Yo word up ugh ugh here we go

Since i was young i've lived life as a dred
The life i've lead is not for everyone though
I've seen youngsters get shot in the head
Innocent bystanding at the liquor store
My hood could turn a good kid bad
It bred killers where the dealers ran dope
Oh you ballin now they want you have
Try and rob him he gone let his gun blow
Lights and action all 9s and Mac 10s
All guns don't speak with the same accent
Some talk loud and some spit softly
With the silencer on or off they get it poppin
Places actors for the assassination
Clash of the races gun fascination
Fist fights to clappin youngins lack the basics
And shoot they ownselves in the thigh with heaters off safety

You don't need to carry a gat
'Cause when you hold it like you don't know how to act
Clap on (bang bang) you ain't the only one here strapped
You don't want drama someone ends up on their back
When it pop off (clap off) (pow!) murder the mean way
Dirty or clean way when you heard the machine spray
And now you're king for a day in this here town though
Heavy's the head that wears the crown

Poseidon
Poseidon...ooh ooh ooh
Ugh
You fell for everything they threw at you
When u gon' realize who is who and
What will u have when they're through with you
I ain't new to being exploited fighting demons I made choices
And always did it for the movement the voiceless
From Crenshaw to Croydon
Hear the continental the clairvoyant
My competition is so boyish bumping they gums
Listen to 'em my lyrics are more poignant
Join me in properly reppin the dedication
If you born free and gotta get yours we never waiting
They say don't catch feelings just break through glass ceilings
I never had millions but I'm grinding instead of hating
You hating instead of grinding
You might as well turn in your papers and resign then
Diamonds in the rough are not stumbled upon
With a weak foundation the walls are crumbling on ya

House of cards will fall
When the wind cries Mary the roof caves and down go the walls
Poseidon the waves are rising
The Earth is shaking
That hawk is biting
But a house that was built on the rock is where I stand
They playing for keeps and for kicks
But they building with Popsicle sticks instead of bricks

You chasing everything they offered you
If you feel like it's something you gotta do
Yet that offer's too good to be true

Monitors
It's always someone listening
It's always someone watching

He's always listening and watching
He's out there watching and listening too
Listening and watching what we say and do
But who is monitoring you

I always feel like somebody's watching me
My mind's playing tricks on me always a mystery
Is it real or am I letting stuff get to me
Getting too angry mentally physically
Or just concerned about the turn of the century
Or the return of a certain entity
Mentioned throughout history as the defining moment for all humans
While Big Brother's spying knows just what we're doing

He's always listening and watching
He's out there watching and listening too
Listening and watching what we say and do
But who is monitoring you

You'll Eat Those Words (Live)
Ugh
I set the table use napkins silverware
We dine fine China but 1st bless the food with prayer
And then we all eat dinner
Have a plate and conversate
About our lives and situations
And we could all relate

Gourmet buffet souffle
Gourmet buffet souffle
Gourmet buffet souffle
Gourmet buffet souffle
Gourmet buffet souffle
Gourmet buffet souffle
Gourmet buffet souffle
Gourmet buffet souffle

Flambe etouffee Bay leave seasoning
Manifesting with the bredren reasoning
And we should bring it all to the cypher
When we all eating dinner
So we all can decipher
Any problems front and center
My heart's in something
I'm wanting you to approve
Love ones don't front when
They say what they think you should do
You should just get a job
Why are you underground
You should've finished school
When will you buckle down
Is this gon' ever stop
When will you cut your hair
Knock knock to the knock knock
Knock knock knock knock is someone there
Your youthful fire
It wants to prove them wrong
Burning desire
Part of what makes you strong
Don't you run away from truth Little Boy
You say you will but where's your proof that you'll make noise
You'll eat those words
I'm gonna make u eat them - agh!
You'll eat those you'll eat those you'll
Don't deny a man a try
You'll eat those words
You'll eat those you'll eat those
You'll eat those words
You'll eat - don't deny a man

My heart beats faster than a speeding bullet
Don't shoot me down quick or take the trigger pull it
Our blood runs thicker than the ocean water
Show 'em proper love from a mother father

Give N Take
Oh have you
Oh have you
Oh
Have you?
Have you been forced to balance what was want and need
Matters
Matters not if you took more than you gave to me

As much as I've loved I've never hated that much
As much as I've given I've never taken that much
And listening to music was like taking a drug
For every cigarette you smoked I lit up a Dutch
A Philly Swisher with crutch
Sometimes I think I'm blazing too much
Forever young I don't wanna grow up
But I swear Toys Ain't Us
No playing with it faking the funk
I stay committed to the ways of the under
Not just flave of the month
That fades away and never stays around here
You gotta know your peaks and valleys like a mountaineer
I'm speaking softly but the message rings loud & clear
Redefine and speak your mind before you outta here (gone, bye)
I plan to take it over in about a year
Yall thought I was sounding weird
Fuck around be a millionaire still aware with my ear to the street
The hungrier you are the better you get complacent when you're comfy

Have you?
Have you been forced to balance what was want and need
Matters
Matters not if you took more than you gave to me
I just
Hope I did not take more than I gave to you
Always
Know I always did what my heart said I should do
Don't cut yourself off from a blessing
Hush now
Let the music talk and learn a lesson