GO FOLK YOURSELF (2012) 

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Hallucinations

I really not exceptional, I'm pretty average I must say

My attention's always deficit but my life resides in the grey

And I rarely follow through but my intentions they are pure

I've had my heart broken and I've broken some before

 

My friends are far from perfect but they back me in this war

I may not always have a bed but I will always have a floor

Sometimes I try to predict how the future will unfold

Then I realize I don’t care, it will far more fun to be old

 

These hallucinations, they're whiskey induced

And I... am looking for an answer that needs no proof

So I'll play the game, though I hate all the rules

And I, I got nothing, so I got nothing to lose

 

Fight my own inadequacies; they consume me I cannot break free

My mom always told me to believe so I'll just breathe, wait and see

Because there's always someone cooler, there is always someone better

Always gonna be a cat that makes a little bit more cheddar

 

But that's okay with me, that's just the way it is

One day I will be dead and all this shit will be relative

Because a boy is born, grows into a man, dreams are stepped on by anyone who can

I'm showing anyone my backhand, fuck the naysayers, stickin to my plan

 

These hallucinations, they're whiskey induced

And I... am looking for an answer that needs no proof

So I'll play the game though I hate all the rules

And I, I got nothing so I got nothing to lose

 

(Dubby)

These hallucinations, they are whiskey induced

But but I I I I I am looking for answers that need no proof

And I will play the game though I hate all the rules

Because I I I I I got nothing to lose... nothing to lose... I got nothing to lose... nothing nothing nothing I got nothing to lose... nothing to lose... I got nothing to lose...nothing nothing nothing I got nothing to lose... yeaaaaaaa ya.

 

Morning After

Morning after waking up to see

That she's lying in bed right next to me

With a empty bottle of C&C

And oh my God what a night of debauchery

 

There's a thin line between haste and action

A thin line between obsession and passion

But I walk the line and ain't no time to waste

Emotionally driven I got a dream to chase

 

But nobody ever said you gotta walk it alone

Every man deserves a pretty girl at home

With the love that she supplies, we share the highs and lows

You look into her eyes, she just smiles and it shows

 

You get weak knees when she comes around

And you can’t speak free cause of how you think it sounds

Butterflies creeping up into your chest

And the whiskey logic has you thinking you should confess

 

But there's a thin line between haste and action

So just sit back and enjoy the chain reaction

You can't force a moment, can't create the divine

If you wait patiently, it's something you find

 

Because it's morning after waking up to see

That she's lying in bed right next to me

With a empty bottle of C&C

And oh my God what a night of debauchery

 

There was a bottle of wine, a case of beer

90 minutes flat we made it disappear

We had a couple of laughs she had a look in her eye

Had a couple thoughts as to the reason why

 

It was summer time, we were living in ease

On an overcast night with an under blown breeze

There ain’t never been a site quite as pretty to me

As a brown eyed flower child drinking straight whiskey

 

There was liquid courage running through my veins

And we went bar to bar, running through the rain

The kind of love drives a man insane

An oasis of bliss amongst a desert of pain

 

But there's a thin line between haste and action

And now I'm crossing lines in search of satisfaction

Truth of the matter, it's as simple as this

Happiness can't exist until you take a little risk

 

Yeahhhhhhhhh yeah....

 

Last call, the destroyer of dreams

We were making a scene they had to ask us to leave

So we took it past what we once conceived

With a moon lit walk along an empty street

 

She looked at me with a close lipped smile

Said she's not going home tonight

My reply, quite simply put

Will you still love me in mornings light?

 

Morning after waking up to see

That she's lying in bed right next to me

With a empty bottle of C&C

And oh my God what a night of debauchery

 

One Foot in Front of the Other

When I was 16, full of dreams and cum

Completely dedicated to the act of getting some

I formed a plan in my head, devious in nature

Shooting fish in a barrel, using dynamite to make sure

 

The plan succeeds we had a big ass bag of weed

A trip to the liquor store took care of everything we need

Bullet proof plan for the night was in store

Empty house is an opportunity you can't ignore

 

Rookie mistake but it seemed a good idea at the time

Negative outcome never even came across my mind

Chose to ignore the advice that had been given to me

Given the chance son, I'd do it all again you best believe

 

Cause I put one foot in front of the other

As I walk away from mistakes I made

There's no point in reminiscing over all your bad decisions

Because they are the most fun to make

 

I put one foot in front of the other

As I walk away from mistakes I made

There's no point in reminiscing over all your bad decisions

Because they are the most fun to make

 

So we told a couple friends who told a couple more

Pretty soon there was a tidal wave crashing through the door

Natural disaster that had carnage in its path

Immeasurable damage but let's try to do the math

 

There was a blender in the toilet, a couch out in the yard

A coffee maker missing and a violated car

Woe is me please forgive the ignorance of youth

A bad idea, granted... I required proof

 

Rookie mistake but it seemed a good idea at the time

Negative outcome never even came across my mind

Chose to ignore the advice that had been given to me

Given the chance son, I'd do it all again you best believe

 

Cause I put one foot in front of the other

As I walk away from mistakes I made

There's no point in reminiscing over all your bad decisions

Because they are the most fun to make

 

I put one foot in front of the other

As I walk away from mistakes I made

There's no point in reminiscing over all your bad decisions

Because they are the most fun to make

 

Story ends but we made it out alive

Seems that hardships turn into good stories with time

Summer spent cleaning houses in the heat

Rookie mistake, one that I'd gladly repeat

Either Or

What's in a beginning? How do we define?

Trivial points on an infinite line

Love lived here before us, free of control

She is the playwright and we're just playing her roles

 

It's never quite like what you read

Is this love or just a fantasy?

Either or I don't mind

 

I am content just waiting for you

Just waiting for you

 

Creatures of habit, we are teachers of pain

And lost in the math, it's just a cost of the game

So take it or leave it, just know that it's there

I'd rather deal with rejection than pretend I don't care

 

It's never quite like what you read

Is this love or just a fantasy?

Either or I don't mind

 

Either or I don't mind

Either or I do not mind

Either or I don't mind

I am content just waiting for you...

Just waiting for you...

Just waiting for you...

Just waiting for you...

Food Chain

This life is a hustle, learn to embrace

People stab you in the back while they're smiling at your face

Every action’s executed behalf of number one

Disregarding morality because it's cumbersome

 

The affliction is contagious

I am rapidly losing patience

Every millisecond passing

Digressing through the stages

 

Bright eyed young man but he never had a chance

The world don't give a fuck about your so called plans

He started to be vicious to survive the hell

And now he's burning bridges just because he likes the smell

 

In a world shaped like this

Fair play is a myth

Only the strong will remain

Climb that food chain

 

Cold, callous, so so unforgiving

Stuck inside a world that is littered with misgiving

But there's no clear remedy or fix

Your own eyes are capable of pulling tricks

 

So, if you are inclined, can I have a moment of your time?

I have been looking for that reason to weave in with my rhymes

Searches ended up in vain

Truth and lies are opinions all the same

 

Active in the mischief, they are cleverly deceptive

Always altering appearances, depending on perspective

So don't buy into everything you're reading

History is written by the men who start the bleeding

 

In a world shaped like this

Fair play is a myth

Only the strong will remain

Climb that food chain

High Hopes

Aight

 

Morning came too quick

Sun invades my room

Let them think I'm sick

I'll sleep in 'til noon

 

And I’ll find ways to stay

You pack up the bong

Tomorrow is the day

Where concern belongs

 

Cause I got high hopes and low expectations

I can't motivate myself to find the motivation

Every time I think a course of action is clear

I get distracted in the action of cracking another beer

 

I've got high hopes and low expectations

I can't motivate myself to find the motivation

Every time I think a course of action is clear

I get distracted in the action of cracking another beer

 

Bills are piling up

Cause anxiety

But I'll stay on the couch

And give the day to the TV

Cause if given the chance

I'll procrastinate

I'll deal with it some time

Just not sometime today

 

Cause I got high hopes and low expectations

I can't motivate myself to find the motivation

Every time I think a course of action is clear

I get distracted in the action of cracking another beer

 

I've got high hopes and low expectations

I can't motivate myself to find the motivation

Every time I think a course of action is clear

I get distracted in the action of cracking another beer

500 Miles

Five Hundred miles in an eight hour day

Places to go but I ain't got nowhere to stay

Black and white traded for shades of grey

I wouldn't take it any other way

 

There's nowhere that I would rather be

I ain't got nothing left at home for me

 

Ignorance realized, decidedly wise

Plans working out are such a welcome surprise

Relationship lost, ritual sacrifice

All that I’ve got is just the asking price

 

There's nowhere that I would rather be

Cause I ain't got nothing left at home for me

 

Live with conviction, impassion your youth

Give no regard into the burden of proof

Spending your life searching for absolute truth

When all you need is in the actual pursuit

 

There's nowhere that I would rather be

I ain't got nothing left at home for me

 

I stand behind what I've done and said

The scars I've formed and the tears that I've shed

Though all my actions have finally led

To ensuring that I come home to an empty bed

 

There's nowhere that I would rather be

I ain't got nothing left at home for me

White Boy Reggae

Just another suburban stereotype

I got the love for the rhythms and the grooves despite

That I'm not from the islands I'm the palest of white

I put the reggae grooves together with the words that I write

 

But I can't relate to a struggle that I've never seen

I can't praise a God I don’t believe

You might think I been lying when it comes from the seams

But I'm not a fucking lion I'm a drunk with a dream

 

And I'm a million miles from everything I thought I'd become

I've lost all of my faith in the Lord above

And if I work real hard, keep my convictions

I can still fail and satisfy everyone's predictions

 

So I drink to stay numb but I sing to stay alive

There's no shot big enough to keep me satisfied

No rhyme smart enough for me to save my pride

There's a fire burning in me and I cannot deny it

 

And I am not preaching shit all I want is to be able

To make enough money with music to quit waiting tables

And my blood runs cold as I try to comprehend

All the words we deify that are creations of men

 

I'm just a hopeless romantic with the focus on hopeless

Writing love song after love song and I hope that I can cope with

The truth of my reality but it's hard for me to swallow

The realest love I know is between my liver and a bottle

 

Decidedly rough, I've confided enough

I am forever in possession of unrequited love

So I tether my confessions to the words I supply

I would rather die alone than settle for a lie

 

Because I'm a dying breed

The extinction of a race

Separating head from shoulders

So I can spite my face

 

Been coming around, looking for the right sound

To escape from the moat that I've worn in the ground

With the walls closing in on my coffin of sin

I would like to explain but before we begin

 

If you're waiting for me to fall

Take a seat and hold your breath, it's almost last call

And I'm just one shot away from an early grave

I've been running at a pace that I can't maintain

 

There's a demon living in me who's controlling my brain

A poison running through me that I'll never contain

So I siphon it off with a mic and a pen

The growth is exponential, it's drawing me in

Acting inconsequentially, I'm lost in the sin

 

You call it white boy reggae

I call it sanity's end...yeah

sanity's end

sanity's end...end

sanity's end... yeah

Move Along

Once bitten, twice shy

Check your anger and invoke your pride

Feeling bites me so deep inside

Hurt me so much you lied, yes you lied

 

Give an inch and you took a mile

I would have parted seas just to see that smile

Have a feeling it's gonna to take a while

It’s gonna to take a while, it's gonna to take a while

 

And I can't do no right when everything is wrong

Dissipate and evaporate

Baby move along, just move along

I tried so hard for so very long

But you lied while I tried so I'm gonna move along, just move along

 

It's like trying to see the lights in the dead of night

Trying to find new colors when you lost your sight

There's nothing there, nothing there

And I'd give anything I'd have for just one more day

One more hour, one more second, but I'm afraid I got to say

There's nothing there, nothing there.... nothing there

 

Excuse me I'm trying to get a word in

I know priorities change, we're all hurtin

Used to lose a lot of sleep, it was so very disconcerting

But very disconcerting

 

A new dawn for a new day

Who’s left to trust? Now it's hard to say

True understanding in a world of clichés

And you threw it away...Yeah you threw it away

 

And I can't do no right when everything is wrong

Dissipate and evaporate, baby move along, just move along

I tried so hard for so very long

But you lied while I tried so I'm gonna move along, just move along

 

It's like trying to see the lights in the dead of night

Trying to find new colors when you lost your sight

There's nothing there, nothing there

And I'd give anything I'd have for just one more day

One more hour, one more second, but I'm afraid I got to say

There's nothing there, nothing there.... nothing there

 

And I can't do no right when everything is wrong

Dissipate and evaporate, baby move along, just move along

I tried so hard for so very long

But you lied while I tried so I'm gonna move along, just move along

Move along, just move along

Move along, just move along

Mistaken

I like to believe in the kindness of strangers

Even though this world is filled with inescapable dangers

Where caution is a must and you can't tell who you can trust

So disregard my first remark despite what we have just discussed

There's not enough love, a little too much lust

I've done away with the bourgeoisie, stuck with the upper crust

Human decency is tarnished, someone get the varnish

Help me get rid of this rust

 

One day soon I will be dead

Not another thought running though my head

And sometimes the beauty overtakes me

But then I feel I'm mistaken

How mistaken... yeahhhhhhh

 

I look around, all I see is sin

It is tearing me up, consuming me from within

It breeds overwhelming sadness, I'm slipping into madness

And you want to hear me, here's my theory, listen to this

A little more thought could lead to bliss

Recognize the truth for lies that got more holes than swiss

I not sayin' I'm exonerated, I'm really not that educated

Don't interrogate me, I'm taking the fifth

Because

 

One day soon I will be dead

Not another thought running though my head

And sometimes the beauty overtakes me

But then I feel I'm mistaken

How mistaken... yeahhhhhhh

 

One day soon I will be dead...

Not another thought running though my head

And sometimes beauty overtakes me

But then I feel I'm mistaken

How mistaken... Oh oh oh yeah yeah

 

Nine Words

I've been coming around here for years

The furniture's moved but the same faces still appear

I can tell my calendar days by the prices that they set on the domestic beer

 

Now farewells are becoming an acquired taste

The mayor has been presenting an unfamiliar face

I can no longer disguise the surprise in my eyes

I guess I did not expect to end up in this place

 

Of what is expected that really occurs

Decisions dissected still don't reverse

Try not to resist, stare down the abyss

Let yourself fall to see what truly exists

Hopefully you find that which you desire

But if love is what you need my dear, here is what I require

 

Give me just nine words before we fall

Love my faults or don’t love me at all

Because the man you care deeply for today

Isn't long for this world

And tomorrow he'll become just another victim of change

 

You see I tried my best to stay the same

I failed but I took it in a different way

You see there's no escape from your date with fate

You always pay but the bitch is never late

So embrace it, enjoy it, don't waste it, I implore you

There no sweating what you cannot help

You're just not selling what's not on the shelf

Don’t stress it too hard or you'll lose yourself

 

And give me just nine words before we fall

Love my faults or don’t love me at all

Because the man you care deeply for today

Isn't long for this world

And tomorrow he'll become just another victim of change

 

Give me just nine words before we fall

Love my faults or don’t love me at all

Because the man you care deeply for today

Isn't long for this world

And tomorrow he'll become just another victim of change

Pocket of Ones

Everything I am is like nothing that I planned

Unconventional existence, steadily refuse assistance

Passionate in my persistence, realize I got all the symptoms

Of a dreamer who's been left in vain

But I will not complain.

 

Because I'm living free, no confirmation

Chasing dreams with no hesitation

I took the risk, it's clearly labeled

There's no fun in living stable

 

One more year and I'll run the table

I'm on the grind until I am able

To look back in retrospect

With no hint of regret

 

I got a pocket of ones, a bottle of Jack

You know I'm headed south and I ain't coming back

Leave a message for me at the tone

I'll see you when I see you if I make it home...yeah

 

Oh oh yeah yeah na na na na na na yeahhh

 

Treading water isn't good enough

I can barely keep my head above

A quarter century already spent

In a state of self-inflicted discontent

 

But I got no remorse and I can't repent

I'll be damned if I don’t circumvent

Shadows that have been cast

By men who've walked this path

 

I got a pocket of ones, a bottle of Jack

You know I'm headed south and I ain't coming back

Leave a message for me at the tone

I'll see you when I see you if I make it home...yeah

 

Oh oh  Yeah yeah na na na na na na yeahhh

END

You, you won't get, you will not get a single tear

Instead, here's a pint of blood

Spread with a pen throughout 16 bars

My knees are weak and I'm seeing stars

 

And now, my resolve is set...I'm gonna embrace the only things I have

This guitar, this mic, and a frosted glass

And I hope, I hope for the best

Try to remember the good times while I try to forget this fucking mess

 

 

Because everything was all my fault or so you made it seem

One day this'll be forgotten and we can reminisce about the in between

When we were so in love it felt like something from a dream

But now I'm awake, heed my warning friends

Everything with a beginning is included with an end

Yeahhhh

 

Now, now if, tomorrow if I should die

If I die tomorrow I just want you to know

I wouldn't trade a single moment

For all the money in the world

 

My love for you ran deeper than the oceans in your eyes

You're more beautiful to me than all the clouds up in the sky

You always asked me for a song, I hope that this one is good enough

You will never be forgotten but its right about time that the ties are cut

 

Because everything was all my fault or so you made it seem

One day this'll be forgotten and we can reminisce about the in between

When we were so in love it felt like something from a dream

But now I'm awake, heed my warning friends

Everything with a beginning is included with an end

 

End... yeahhh... yeahhhhh

 

I said that everything was all my fault or so you made it seem

One day this'll be forgotten and we can reminisce about the in between

When we were so in love it felt like something from a dream

And now I'm awake, heed my warning friends

Everything with a beginning has a mother fucking end

 

Yeahhh yeahhh

 

Struggling

I dream the most when I'm awake I've found

Lofty expectations keep my feet upon the ground

Life is too short for settling

The road less traveled is the one that I tend to take

Relishing the challenges as proof I'm awake

Life is too short for settling

 

So I take the journey day by day

Giving everything with no restraint

But the fear of failure remains inside

The pain reminds me I'm alive

I'm happiest when I am struggling

 

I've been warned but I will not succumb

To preparing for a future that I'm not sure will ever come

Life is too short for hedging bets

Passion's all that I have left in my possession

So I'll put all the faith I have in rhymes and chord progressions

Life is too short for settling

 

So I take the journey day by day

Giving everything with no restraint

But the fear of failure remains inside

The pain reminds me I'm alive

And that it's all I've known

It's all that's real

The only thing I will ever feel

The only regret I'll admit

Is I've only got one life to give

I'm happiest when I'm struggling