My Physical Destruction

from by dada powell

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watch as i engage in my physical destruction
rum and coke binges, i'm all kinds of drunk and
tryna find a girl who wanna smash like a pumpkin
all of life's pleasures in a day getting lumped in

with all the other dreamers in the big city
thought it was a hinderance, really it's a privilege
lost in my own thoughts, watching all the robots
from the negativity, i try to keep my distance
life could all change in an instant
and it's just determined by the strength of your perception
you could risk it all doing something major
or live your life based on shit that you're afraid of
panic in my sleep, and bad dreams
woke up in a cold sweat, quarter past 3
ex-girl lying in the bed next to me, thinking everything is cool
but nothing's as it seems
she'll be gone tomorrow on a plane to chicago
and i'll find solace hollering at models
can't fix anybody's problems but mine
and if i keep thinking on 'em i'll keep running out of time
and time is the one thing i can't get more of
yesterday was bad but tomorrow's more important
(so i gotta get my shit in order)

watch as i engage in my physical destruction
rum and coke binges, spliff big as hinges
life on the fringes, listenin to hendrix
burnin all the time, you can smell it at the entrance

a bit blessed to be thinking of such things
as the proper color for the freshest of blunt leaves
everybody got a set of problems and just need
just enough time and strength to follow one dream
i know it's not just me,
everybody got something that they love deeply
and if that's not the case with you
then you're probably not someone that I wanna talk to
Time on the Earth, there is no Part 2
so i'm living my life like it was a cartoon
chasing these birds right over the cliff and
all the while thinking, "I need to be different"
following the carrots/karats won't make any difference
i need to be significant while i'm living

watch as i engage in my physical destruction
rum and coke binges, spliff big as hinges
life on the fringes, listenin to hendrix
burnin all the time, you can smell it at the entrance

honest to a fault
got into a couple of scuffles i should've lost
but fuck it, i still fought
this is my legend,
i reckon mistakes turn into my lessons
every second -- i keep forgetting like, "Whatever."
(JASON) forever sojourner, slow learner
but known as a dough-earner
shit's funny on that minimum wage
still bummy but i'm privileged, man
and cats talk all day long about rich folk
and rich folks saying that it's better for piss-poor
individuals
because they don't gotta worry about residuals
and making rap songs isn't nearly as critical
for getting through the day, i guess i'm living too spiritual
i get it, dude, but i've been that way since i was still in school
living off pasta, Ragu, and canned soup
and reading some Albert Camus
couldn't really get it so I listened to Camu
couldn't really get it so I'm hitting the damn booth
to craft new lives for myself and the fam, too
"Man, you really shouldn't quit your day job"
well, i disagree this is bigger than hip hop
i'm trying to make it my job, making them heads nod

watch as i engage in my physical destruction
rum and coke binges, spliff big as hinges
life on the fringes, listenin to hendrix
burnin all the time, you can smell it at the entrance

credits

from undone heroes (deluxe), track released January 11, 2011
Produced by Troubadour. Mastered by Daniel Lynas for Ishlab.

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