Lyrics: You might think my words are gift wrapped Putting a positive spin on a world of riffraff But we are all equals Underneath the evil is good So you shouldn’t criticize me trying to uplift that My presence today with mix match Of population caught in the fantasy who’d rather sit back Effervescence shining with ways to bring the bliss back In fact the ages shall be courageous I wish that The city wasn’t being gentrified Another generation of gentrification leads to the next high rise When politician’s in the limelight they open their eyes Shutting the venues and night life to their corporate demise So ask yourself what are your priorities? To whine and moan and hide alone behind your computer screens? Or can we rise over these disguises of leaves? Cause society’s still falling and crawling and stalling and trying to breathe Equality’s necessary for race and gender They’re trying to get married and sexuality is still praying to blend in Is the media still deceiving or bridging the gap? Are we reading for any reason or just living to chat? Are we eating all our feelings with guilt after the fact? Are we bleeding or healing to get our fill of the glass? Empty or full it’s time fill up my gas Then see me pull my weight accelerate and kill every task Then steal every mask separate hate from the blast Ground zero built upon with patience and class Ground below still the one that’s shaping this man Now we know we’re beyond all the pain in these hands No more waiting for the sadness to vacate this land So yo I’m waking up to have this day to command Saving all this vastness with ways to have grandkids Educating elevating putting faith in this plan
My brother Vivek Shraya’s Babyface tribute album is out today! It celebrates one of the most influential RnB songwriters / producers of the 90’s. I beatboxed on Water Runs Dry originally by Boyz II Men.