Free At Last

by dada powell

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Single from "Blackbody Radiation"

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These have been my darkest days
Some time soon I’ll start to change
But what is the difference in the things you can
And things you can’t
Is it nature, is it fate?
Is it something you attain
In those times you feel the pain?
And whose to blame?

What the fuck’s going on with me
Can’t express this oddity
That’s been living inside of me
Unless I’m doing it on a beat
That’s just me though, honestly
Don’t expect you to see
What I go through on the day-to-day
When I try to change and stay the same
Same old dude, yea quiet type
Finally got what he want in life
Ain’t no doubt in his mind at night
But he still can’t figure out why he likes
To criticize his own self
To the point he can’t trust himself
Can’t explain what the good life felt like
Cuz he only felt right when he feel pain
How you feel now? Man, same old same
Everything cool and I can’t complain
Well yes I can, but I won’t
Life itself is a great big joke
Folks out here ain’t got no home
Can’t stay warm with faith and hope
People dying where’s the sense?
People trying where’s the help?

Chorus:
Man, fuck this life, fuck yo couch
I don’t want none of what you folks is about
Keep your fake smiles, keep your cash
Hope it can save you when we crash
Into the night sky with a flash
Nothing left but dust and ash
I’ll be there with a blunt and a sack
On a rooftop yelling, “Free at last”

My mother left my father when my brother was 6
And I been screaming “Fuck you all” ever since
Mostly though, keep that to myself
Friendships are pretty good for your health
So they say, til that day
You get in each other’s way
Now you can’t bear the weight
Of seeing their fucking face
Such is life, but it’s like
Why does it really have to be that way?
I’m like “Fuck you all”
Can’t spend my life pleasing y’all
You don’t even know what you really want
Enough of that though, moving on
I was lost growing up
Always felt I didn’t know enough
Folks would say I’m so intense
But I didn’t have no confidence
Always wanted to blame my father for how
I was brought up
But he’s caught dealing with being brought up
Without a father
Causing it to trickle down like Reaganomics
And promises are hard to keep
But at least he’s honest
And I’m honored to be part of the lineage
That he started
As the hardest working muthafuckas
Coming out of Florida

(Chorus)

These have been my darkest days
Sometime soon I’ll start to change
But what is the difference in
The things you can and things you can’t?
Is it nature, is it fate?
Is it something you attain
In those times you feel the pain?
And who’s to blame?

(Chorus)

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released May 8, 2014

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