33 1/3

written and performed by Mykel Hawk

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(VERSE ONE)

MY RAPS IGNIITING IT’S FRIGHTENING HOW KIDS ARE BITIN BARS

RECITE MY WRITINGS GOT THESE LAME TYPES INVITING SCARS

DESPITE THE LIGHT THEY TRYNNA SWIPE FROM MIKE IT’S NO CIGAR

I BE THE TYPE TO STRIKE LIKE LIGHTNING UNTIL THEY SIGHTING STARS

I’M REDEFINING MY RHYMING AND FIND NEW WAYS TO SWITCH MY STYLE UP

COMBINING WITH TIMING ASSIGNING SYLLABLES THAT PILE UP

AQUIRED COGNITION GOT HIGHER VISION FOCUS WIDER

NO SUPERSTITION, MAGICIAN, RELIGION EITHER LIKE SPIDERS WEAVING A WEB OF STICKY FIBERS

THEY TRICKY LIARS AND DO IT ALL FOR THE SUBSCRIBERS

CAUSE MONITIZING THESE CLIPS SEEM THE NEWEST GET RICH SCHEME

AND FLOODING THE BIT STREAMS WITH HIT MEMES

WE ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB INTERCONNECTED

CONSUMING TECHNOLOGY QUICKER THAN THEY CAN INVENT IT

BLENDED AUGMENTED REALITIES TO MAKE YOUR BRAIN TRIP

INTENDED TO SEND IT DEGREES AWAKE WITHIN THE MATRIX

IN AN EFFORT TO ESCAPE IT APPEARS WE ALL WRESTLE

I’M IN A VESSEL OF LIGHT IN A DAILY FIGHT WITH THE DEVIL

SHIT IS STRESSFUL WHEN THEY TAKING EVERY NICKEL AND DIME

I CLOSE MY EYES AND TAKE A TRIP BACK TO A SIMPLER TIME

(HOOK)

BEFORE I KNEW HOW TO RHYME BEFORE I HAD NOT A  CARE

GRAB A CHAIR FOR A BOOST TO REACH THE LP PLAYER

BLOW THE DUST OFF COUGH I’M TAKING OFF LIKE A ROCKET

TO PULL A COUPLE OF BOXES UP OUT THE LIVING ROOM CLOSET

A KID WHO HAD AN OBSESSION WIT MOMMAS RECORD COLLECTION

LOOKING OVER EACH COVER BEFORE I’D MAKE A SELECTION

PLACE THE NEEDLE IN THE GRROVE OF THE SONG I PREFERRED

SET THE DIAL SPIN THE VINYL 33 1/3

 

(VERSE TWO)

WE IN THE AGE OF MAKING FACTS OUTTA INTERNET RUMORS

ASSUME WE KNOW EVERYTHING CAUSE WE GOT POCKET COMPUTERS

INFORMATION EXTRACTED WITH A  LIGHT FINGER TAP

WHEN WE FIND SOMEONE ATTRACTIVE WE JUST SWIPE RIGHT ON AN APP

IN FACT THEY HACKED IN OUR MINDS SO ANXIETY SPIKES

WIT A FRACTION OF TIME NOT CHECKING UP ON OUR LIKES

FEAR OF MISSING OUT FEAR  MISSING THE DAMN TRENDS

POSITION FOR CLOUT BY COUNTING INSTAGRAM FRIENDS

SPOON FED DOPAMINE THRU A SCREEN BEFORE TEENS

NOW WE JUNKIES AND ADDICTS YEA WE ALL HOOKED ON MACHINES

WE FIENDS –OFFICIAL – STRUNG OUT ON A MEDIA

GETTING GREEDIER EXPECTING EVERYTHING TO BE IMMEDIATE

SEEMS THEY THOUGHT WITH THE WORLD CONNECTED WE’D EMBRACE ALL OUR NEIGHBORS

NOT SURE THE WORLD EXPECTED RESERRECTED RACIST BEHAVIORS

BUT IT’S NOT THAT HUMANITY SOMEHOW SLIPPED AND REVERTED

PEOPLE ALWAYS BEEN LIKE THAT IT’S JUST NOW WE CAN OBSERVE IT

BUT BEFORE ANY PROBEM IN THE WORLD CAN BE FIXED

FIRST YOU GOTTA ADMIT THAT THE PROBLEM EXISTS

SO I GOT HOPE FOR THE KIDS AND GENERATIONS IN LINE

BUT I WISH I COULD TAKE EM ALL TO A SIMPLER TIME

 

(HOOK)

BEFORE I KNEW HOW TO RHYME BEFORE I HAD NOT A  CARE

GRAB A CHAIR FOR A BOOST TO REACH THE LP PLAYER

BLOW THE DUST OFF COUGH I’M BLASTIN OFF LIKE A ROCKET

TO PULL A COUPLE OF BOXES UP OUT THE LIVING ROOM CLOSET

A KID WHO HAD AN OBSESSION WIT MOMMAS RECORD COLLECTION

I’M LOOKING OVER EACH COVER BEFORE I’D MAKE MY SELECTION

PLACE THE NEEDLE IN THE GROOVE OF THE SONG I PREFERRED

SET THE DIAL SPIN THE VINYL 33 1/3

(VERSE THREE)

HOW LONG THEY BEEN WARNING OF GLOBAL WARMING THAT WE GOTTA FIX

BUT WE BELIEIVE IN SCIENCE BASED UPON OUR POLITICS

 WE A PEOPLE SEPERATED BY INVISIBLE BORDERS

CONTROLLED BY 26 LETTERS ARRANGED IN VARIOUS ORDERS

WE GOT A SCARY DISORDER THAT VALUES MONEY AND DIAMONDS

SO WE SPEND ALL OUR TIME AND ENERGY TRYING TO FIND IT

TOO BLINDED TO SEE UNTIL THE GRIM REAPER KNOCKS

THAT WE TRADED OUR TRUE WEALTH FOR PAPER AND ROCKS

WE SLAVES TO THE CLOCK CAN’T STOP AND CAUGHT IN PERPETUAL

TICKIN TOCK FORGOT THAT TIME ITSELF IS CONCEPTUAL

BUT TO THICKEN THE PLOT YO IT DON’T EVEN EXIST

IT’S ONLY 7 OCLOCK IF WE ALL AGREE THAT IT IS

LOOK WHAT WE FEEDING THE KIDS AND THEN INSULT THEIR INTELLEGENCE

AFTER 12 YEARS OF SCHOOLING ACCRUING LITTLE THAT’S RELEVANT

NO SURPRISE THEY DEVELOPING THESE ATTENTION DISORDERS

WHEN THE NEXT ACTIVE SHOOTER COULD BE OUT THERE WALKING THEIR CORRIDORS

POLITICIANS SAY FORIGNERS ARE THE TERRORISTS TO BLAME

THEN HOW COME EVERY MASS SHOOTER GOT AN AMERICAN NAME

JUST KNOW YOU’RE ONLY CONTROLLED LONG AS THERE’S FEAR IN YOUR MINDS

UNTIL THEY’RE GONE COME TO MINE IT’S BACK IN SIMPLER TIMES

(HOOK)

BEFORE I KNEW HOW TO RHYME BEFORE I HAD NOT A  CARE

GRAB A CHAIR FOR A BOOST TO REACH THE LP PLAYER

BLOW THE DUST OFF COUGH I’M BLASTIN OFF LIKE A ROCKET

TO PULL A COUPLE OF BOXES UP OUT THE LIVING ROOM CLOSET

A KID WHO HAD AN OBSESSION WIT MOMMAS RECORD COLLECTION

I’M LOOKING OVER EACH COVER BEFORE I’D MAKE MY SELECTION

PLACE THE NEEDLE IN THE GROOVE OF THE SONG I PREFERRED

SET THE DIAL SPIN THE VINYL 33 1/3