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Smother (feat. Cleophus)

from Third Person You by LAPIS

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It’s easy to be a do-gooder,
Doing what he should've
It’s easy to be a do-gooder
Not what he could do, yeah…

Movement is the thread
And if you freeze
You’ll be dead
Lose your heart to your head
Vitality to dust
And your dreams start to rust
As your lust goes to bed
Thinking about bread and why you’re dead.
Change is the fabric of life
Learning to weave
Learning to stop fighting the waves
Seeing the light through the ways of existence
Persistence is a must
Learning to drop resistance and replacing it with trust.

It’s easy to be a do-gooder,
Doing what he should've
It’s easy to be a do-gooder
Not what he could do, yeah…

I weigh up my truth and lies
And what I’ve lost,
At what cost do I keep the comfort
To come first in the eyes of others?
Brothers, sisters, lovers
But no other can give me what I need
What I need is to hear that it's okay to be me
Everything I am: a man, a boy, a brother, a son, a lover
Just another beast, a thief, a healer

My mother fought to feed her farm of flesh
My father shot himself through her chest,
No cupid
1, 2, 3 – then me
Young, stupid, lucid, who?
I and you, Mr. Mirror
New kid, old crib, same stigma
Lost in lions den,
Where brothers threw fists at my bliss to vent, I saw no contempt
Pain raised me from the womb, forced to face cause and effect
My kin, the clue, clutched close to what I chose to begin
Spin this web of sinew and clay,
Slim waist holds the sin of sold slaves
Solved equation
Told to chase and chin up
Vessel thin, but thicker skin then most men figure, for real
Raised to fear no stone thrown
Where the broke broke into broken homes to break bread
Evading death with every left I take
Breathe life instead through the sentence said
Create the blueprint ahead of time
Behind no blinder
The rhyme, my soul reminder of my heart.


from Third Person You, released October 22, 2020


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