Message to the Youth

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see I've got a message in a scroll for you
I'll take it out unroll it and I'll show it dude
matter fact deliver I'll spit it and blow the roof
bringing back I'll give you some hope to grow in truth

Verse 1
Keep your head up
and don't look down
your future lies ahead
so stop looking at the ground
focus on the good things
and truth will be found
your pain doesn't own you
get your head out that cloud
cause love is what really
makes this world go round
keep dreaming about what's really possible now
I believe in you
tear those obstacles down
uniquely individual
not just one in a crowd
your worth is forever
you're meant to wear a crown
my hope is through this song
I remove all of your doubt, your pain?
It makes me want to shout
I'm working for the greater
and man I am devout
so my gift to rip the mic
will never hide behind a shroud
each and everyone of you
has made this emcee proud
so I wrote this song for you
yeah, I hope you play it loud
till the whole city moves
and takes the shape of these sounds

see, if the youth are our tomorrow
and we're here today
that means we have responsibility
to show the way
so I lift up this mic
and take my place on the stage
I make myself a spectacle
till my message is conveyed

Verse 2
listen to this word
don't forfeit or quit
don't concede anything
not even a little bit
strive for your best
and yup, you'll hit it kid
your problems consume
but this world is so big
you might feel doomed
but yo, hope is up in this
the darkness looms
but the light is still lit
keep peace on the inside
mute the enemies hiss
I'm dropping verbal knowledge
this song here is a gift
a present of purpose
it's meant to uplift
I hope you love life
see that's my big wish
I hope you live free
can I get a witness?
So I propose peace let's stop the sickness
learn to forgive not fighting with fists
peace surpass pain let true beauty eclipse
on high with doves is where I wanna sit
but I dream in my raps wake when the snare hits


from Liquid Reflections, released August 7, 2012



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