Same Old, Same Old (ft. Troubadour)

from by dada powell

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troubadour:
not really subscribing to things they talk about
trying to get on my quest narrative walkabout
see what finds me and what i need to know
filter out the excess and keep it low
brim and profile beats never though
i tried once but i'm succeeding on the second go
been a prototype for a decade or so
quarter century and now he's the next to blow
away the last name on some clever girl
too smart to know everything so he'll never learn
all there is about the peace that one finds with timing
he and a track like two protons colliding
universe created in the mind and in the body
enlightened solely off the time that he's allotted
wonder if the moment will ever be there
for finding empty space to keep the memory clear
been falling from grace so the heavens beware
my absence on Earth don't mean I'll never be near
steady orbiting a different plane of existence in ether
materializing beneath the
sub-basement that means the core is my preacher
keep it hot and heavy until the epitome reach ya
in the form of the least of the best here among us
giving and taking the rest that he promised let's just be honest
world ain't the way we thought it'd be after we changed
guess we didn't so once again we'll have to refrain
from the coping mechanisms and the overactive brain
so-called truths that he often ascertained
making the most of immediate resources in range
embracing every thought even if awfully strange
denial leads to the the fraud of the self in the moment
tolerating mediocrity even when i shouldn't condone it
forgiving faults in others 'cause it's often myself
who needs the advice given taken back to himself
been around the world minus a couple of places
life full of loved ones minus a couple of faces

how you doing, man?
same old, same old
trying to get mine, trying to stay on the payroll
they say i'm fine, but hey what do they know?
every damn day it's the same old, same old

dada:
three point stance, the tracks are so pivotal
j kick static in visual dolby digital
spiritual intellectual, all of the above
with vitamins and the minerals
for everyday living
when jason is immersed in the rhythm
9 out of 10 experts recommend it
for when you try to put the best words in a sentence
jason is the president and troub is the senate
and we a problem that y'all can't solve
'cause you all involved, the problem systemic
we are the government, straight up running shit
whether you like it or not, you stay loving it
this is not something that i learned recently
see, writing the reason that the deities sent me
to the ground level just to see a little better
what a rainy day feels like without an umbrella
everybody else just wanna stay dry
and they wanna ask when they see me smiling
i just reply that i came from the sky
and though i'm out my mind, no man is an island
how you doing, man? same old, same old
trying to get mine, trying to stay on the payroll
they say i'm fine, but hey, what do they know?
every damn day i be battling with Kano
and always losing - Flawless Victory
i'm always boozing, a complex history
they all say you is a pretty cool dude
but the honest truth is you got this mystery
all around you that they can't through
and they can't understand why you won't let 'em in
can't really say 'cause i can't understand it
physically i'm here but i'm on another planet
mentally, they telling me i'm distant, fact is
i'm Black Eyed Peas trying to Bridge the Gap Kids
get down with that gimmicky whack shit
this is on some immigrant and penniless black shit
action-packed or a Bad Romance it's Gaga
when i smoke a spliff full of lala
dada and troubadour come here to author
a brand new chapter of this hip hop opera
got to take the shit farther and honor
the lates and the greats of the hip hop altar
ought to recognize a true rap scholar
who does it for the love first, second for my mama
and third for the dollars
try to make a profit
i'd rather be a prophet
treat the beat proper

how you doing, man?
same old, same old
trying to get mine, trying to stay on the payroll
they say i'm fine, but hey what do they know?
every damn day it's the same old, same old

credits

from undone heroes (deluxe), track released January 11, 2011
Featuring and produced by Troubadour. Interlude by Celestin. Mastered by Daniel Lynas for Ishlab.

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