Another verse on the instrumental of Isaiah Rashad’s “Ronnie Drake” track.
I’m in a shark cage all covered in blood, waiting for the door to open up
I’m feelin’ the fin, finna win, I’m feelin’ the end, a sinner’s sin
The devil grins, this the moment hell begins and happiness rescinds
Back in the abyss, tempting death longing for a kiss
Knock it off my bucket list, ironic twist
With a cross on my wrist, let’s be blunt - I hit and miss
I lost my place in heaven, all these angels do is diss
So why do I exist? Holdin’ my tongue and clenchin’ my fists
I’m runnin’ away, everyday, it’s safe to say
I’m back on square one, what you think I do this for fun?
Would you wake up if you saw my body next to a gun?
Can’t be undone, but I would of done more than I have
As a friend, student, son - and this is just a pun
No need to trip, just watch where I stand, center stage on the stand
Understand, I’m in no-man’s land, with no damn plan, and when it hit the fan
I’ll be one with the sand, nothing after ampersands, and…
I wonder if after life, there’s an afterlife, that’d be nice
Probably make all the same mistakes twice
Quick 16 on Eskupe’s beat for the “Bars Over Bullshit” contest. Don’t think I’m entering but just wanted to do this for fun. Same verse/rhymes I did for my first spoken word - the verse was actually intended for this. The intro is something I put in to give the track a certain feel. Enjoy!
Class is in session, listen for the topic I’m addressin’
Killin’ the essence of adolescence with their lessons
Racial tension, aggression, and a bunch of loaded weapons
The obsession with perfection givin’ impressions of oppression
Systematic depression in every single direction
Suppression of expression as a form of self-protection
Tryna count the blessings but it seems to me they’ve lessened
And I reckon if I mention certain sections that they’ll threaten
And put me on a list, soon as I resist in the midst
Of your ignorant bliss, I’ll be taken out swift
With chains on my wrist, but I think you get the gist
So I must insist, take a risk, discover what you’ve missed
The problem still exists and we caught in the abyss
Just reminisce on all the wishes you’ve wished
These the type of issues of which the topic consists
If you wanna assist, take a stand, class dismissed
First time doing spoken word. It’s really short but I may start doing longer ones in the future.
Addressing the state of our nation and it’s people with this one. Hope you enjoy!