14 This Road

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Used to believe in my freedom of choice, even when noise
from the chaos around me seems to compete with my voice
But now decisions, decisions feel like they're clouding my vision
No longer feeling like freedom, they just distract from the prison
Leavin me wishin I was missing, no longer part of the system
But the songs don't make dinner, call it the starvin artist syndrome
So do I just keep pretending that a mind unique can fit in
To a nine-to-fiver life, or keep dreaming with no pot to eat or piss in?

Yo, before I wrote one single song, I was just along for the ride, needed Mob by my side.
Anything I could provide, I'd do it, so he could make his music.
Any opportunity I had, I ran into it, sorta stupid.
Jay Alphonso taught me how to lose two thousand dollars,
Dreams of rockin' shows in Rocawear, crowds screamin', "Holla! Holla!"
Only useful I'm naked, that's the only way I'll make it:
"Take my clothes off, touch my skin it's so soft"...I'm so lost.

And I don't know what to choose with all the paths I see before me.
Desperate and confused, an orphan lost and far from home.
Thought I didn't have much to lose except this heart that beats within me.
Should I rip it from my chest just to keep walkin' down this road?
Let me hear ya now
Hey, hey, hey
Let me hear ya now
Hey, hey, hey
Let me hear ya now
Hey, hey, hey ..yeeeah

Finally got a little crew together, after struggling through the weather
And we raw as hell and I'm convinced no crew can do it better
Sick with the music, we don't know jack about business
Still we convinced we can do it, this is our craft so we live it
Then Sony comes knocking offering for all of our problems
And complications of the past to just dissolve into profit
Just gotta sign on this paper to make it, all that you trading
Is the free thought you created inside your heart; just erase it

Perspectives flawed as I consolidate thoughts on this topic
To be honest at some points I checked out, didn't stay on topic
Jay jaded me, faded trust in humanity, damaged me
Led to understanding, no big breaks unless I'm imagining
Tried to build a team, but we ain't ready
I can't hold my crew down if I can't hold myself steady
And too many other rappers are so busy being petty it's upsetting
In this recipe for success, ingredients I keep forgetting

And I don't know what to choose with all the paths I see before me.
Desperate and confused, an orphan lost and far from home.
Thought I didn't have much to lose except this heart that beats within me.
Should I rip it from my chest just to keep walkin' down this road?
Let me hear ya now
Hey, hey, hey
Let me hear ya now
Hey, hey, hey
Let me hear ya now
Hey, hey, hey ..yeeeah

Just did our 20th show in a row at the same bar
Maybe it don't look like much, but it feels like we came far
Now we opening for bigger names, spitting flames
Getting the same or better crowd response as when the main act hits the stage
Promoters showing love I know that hated before
Booked us for our biggest gig, messed up and canceled the show
But no matter, my will can see the golden path that I'm after
Going for broke and I'm hoping it don't end as a disaster

I think in bars and stanzas, iambic pentameter
I'm a rider, no amateur; but hip hop business is a different beast -
More like selling drugs than anything
Seen all types of fiends,
Life as an artist has been famine or feast
Hope, time, and finances tied up in my dreams
Will it amount to anything? Or is it all False Hope
Like the track by Unseen on repeat?
Shit I just wanna raise my daughter and eat
Build something beautiful to outlast me!

And I don't know what to choose with all the paths I see before me.
Desperate and confused, an orphan lost and far from home.
Thought I didn't have much to lose except this heart that beats within me.
Should I rip it from my chest just to keep walkin' down this road?
Let me hear ya now
Hey, hey, hey
Let me hear ya now
Hey, hey, hey
Let me hear ya now
Hey, hey, hey ..yeeeah

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from Mythology, released March 25, 2016

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