Peace In Death

by Nine Leaves

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about

The second release from the collective Nine Leaves, “Peace In Death” brings back the art of album making. With no restrictions and no formulas followed, the work takes you on a ride through a host of emotions, sometimes epic, other times aggressive; but always engaging and rich in texture. At times, it is storytelling at it’s best, and at points provocative, but it’s consistently purposeful and never irresponsible.

A musical melting pot of sorts, orchestral score weaves in and out between breathtaking landscapes and modern beats, while the lyrics faithfully provide a natural compliment and enhance the story being told by the music. You won’t find any meaningless song concepts here, for every track is calculated, carving its own identity. The status quo is out the window, and in it’s place...ingenuity. When it’s heartfelt, it’s sincere, and when it’s angry, it’s rageful.

The concept behind the album stems from it’s three instrumentals, which segment the album. “It’s not necessarily a literal death that we’re referring to, although it certainly can be” says Zack Hemsey, the composer behind the project. “It’s more of a change of circumstances; be it a way of life, the ways of a nation, or ultimately one’s demise. It’s coming face to face with something outside of your control, and not being afraid to look it in the face.”

The title track, which closes the album, is a back and forth between beautiful melody and edgy production. We can hear the sounds of thunder and rain, further enhancing the intrigue. “The contrasting sections and shifting moods really invoke this duality... as if the world is being flooded, and everything in it is suffocating. Yet somehow this terror is matched with a sort of hope...an inkling that maybe there’s more to what meets the eye.”

One thing is for certain: this album delivers in the full sense of the word. It’s a craft of art in a time where works of such caliber have been sorely missing from the world’s main-stage.

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released 19 August 2008

Music composed, recorded, and mixed by Zack Hemsey

Album mastered by Lou Hemsey @ Lou Hemsey Music and Film

Creative Direction: Zack Hemsey & Isaac Pineda

Album artwork by M. Scott Whitson

Cover Model: Cori O'Brien

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Track Name: Yesterday
Chorus:
Say goodbye to yesterday
Say goodbye, with a smile, to yesterday

(in tandem) I’m here tomorrow, but I’m gone today

Verse 1:
I laid in wonder for hours with a certain stare
Couldn’t sleep, Henry fuckin’ like we wasn’t there
He was pulling hair and I was minding mine
The reverend preacher Sunday morning Power 105
One of the reasons I decided I should give shorty just another try
Her rejection injected a shot to my left
Side by side with a crush from 2005
And it was just a kiss
Maybe more than that
Like crack, it felt good
I kept coming back
Maybe not exact
But it was something close
And now it’s something closed
No regrets
Plus she opened up the eyes of certain live who never gave a fuck
What am I to do
What I got to lose
I ask as I sit with half of my Nine Leaves crew
A year and a goddaughter later
Yo, I’m out to prove

Chorus

Verse 2:
Before my final farewell’s a bid
Let’s take one last spin in last year’s whip
Just to get excited for next year’s ride
For a sec I reflect on all of my lows and highs
Like Hov and Nas I made amends with some friends
And some friends have come to an end
So when I stopped at bus stops some couldn’t get in
Hey it is what it is and we couldn’t pretend
I have three beautiful mothers
Two beautiful kids
And one beautiful crib where I live
Man God’s been good to me
Birthday, a beach and the breeze
Every Oleg day was a sight to be seen
A lot of goals weren’t achieved
I won’t grieve ‘cuz every day I’ve been blessed to breathe
As for me and the Leaves
Last year dropped our own CD
Blood I wish you were here to see
Dad, I miss you
And you know how your sons love you
I’m seeing myself in the places where I once saw you
So I struggle at times not to be ourselves
I see your signs from heaven when we need help
So I bail for that new wheel shine and chromed out
My resolve for new prob’s and plans to drive out
At the square they’re counting down but don’t count me out
Because that’s what life’s about

Chorus

Verse 3:
December 22 is the day I tell ‘em
About an angel by the name of Helen
And how her life served as my perfect guide
Much like her sweet kind soul inside
Seems to lift up my awareness high
To a point not far behind
365 rewind
A new chapter begins
Laughter’s not wearing thin
And on and on the weeks go by
Stress on the rise
Collapse now well disguised
Meanwhile three days out the week
Blood is cleaned and leaves her very drained and week
And when you work 14 hour days
Or right through the night till the next morning says “hey”
And on through the next workday
Life begins to feel like it’s across the way
But when a memory fills you with hope and smile
Then it’s from a good life
And despite the trials and tribulations
These were days when
Her soft heart would change men
No imitation
I’ve been blessed by your patience
Touched by your strength when you became faced with
A fate no one would soon take
But if given the chance
Would damn sure have booked, straight left it vacant
Now, your time on this plane was sacred
And the last years of your stay a gift
If I could just say I wish you well
I wish you well
Track Name: Apt A9
Opening:
Man (to himself): Tell her
Girl: Never seen you here before
Man (to himself): Don’t let her walk away
Man: Hey
Man (to himself): Never let her go
Girl: Looks like you’ve had a rough day
Man (to himself): Tell her
Girl: That bad, huh?
Girl: It’s never that bad
Man: Have a good night
Man (to himself): Never let her go, don’t let her get away

Verse 1:
The wonder of love lies in the lies that believe in it
Beneath this bleeding heart believes the life of love and living it
The bravery it takes to love is way above my limit
I’ve coveted courage, but can’t say that I’ve committed it
It makes me a pussy but I guess that I’ve admitted it
The wickedness ain’t living man
I’m fittin’ to be rid of it
Just to tell you the beauty you behold is ever more
A woman of legend every man has ever adored
Yet here I stand trying to justify the reasons why
My fear stands between the life the Lord designed for you and I
But who am I?
Just a brother petrified
I keep wasting your time
You keep passing me by
My dear my dear my dear
You do not know me but I know you very well
I listen to your laughs
I’ve even heard you cry
This is my last chance at making my first try
Never asked for the last dance
Or had a chance to say goodbye
Goodbye

Chorus:
You’re the love I never met
I miss your touch
Never have we kissed
But I miss those lips so much
You held me down
But I never embraced your clutch
A love I’ve never known
And it hurts so much

Verse 2:
I never made it to hello
I stepped away
I’m so afraid
I’m persuaded to evade it
I’m complicated by the way you make me feel
I couldn’t tell if I truly love it or hate it
I meditated, calculated what my fate is
I’m sick and tired
I’ve decided I’m sick of waiting
For tides to turn while I’m wading in troubled waters
Of rivers and oceans of emotions that run deep
Man (to himself): I’ve got to find you
Awoken from my sleep by the somber tone of hearing you weep
I wish I was there
Near to me to keep your tears from ever reaching the floor
The wonder is not enough so I’m reaching for more
What could I ever tell you when I get to your door?
That we never met but there’s so much to explore?
Lately days are likely to be darker than days before
I’ve tried giving up but you’re the one I’m living for
Man (to himself): I can’t take it

Chorus:
You’re the love I never met
I miss your touch
Never have we kissed
But I miss those lips so much
You held me down
But I never embraced your clutch
A love I’ve never known
And it hurts so much

Dream:
Man: Come here
Girl: Hey baby
Man: Say hi for the camera
Girl: Hi
Man: What you wearing?
Man: What’s wrong? Look into the camera
Girl: Nothing, you just have a camera on
Man: Stop. Come here
Girl: No really. No, no, no.
Man: What you shy? You speechless? Tell me you love me.
Girl: I love you

Verse 3:
All dreams of nightmares when life bares
The beauty you desire’s just another bright glare
It all felt so real
How could I let you disappear
Man (to himself): Where did you go?
All the while divided by fear
You’re but a flight of stairs
Separated from love so I’m making my way up
Man (to himself): True love
Thinking of making love
Memories to make up
But I discovered you naked face up
Wrists bleeding, paramedics pleading for you to wake up

If this was a dream I could blink away the pain
Blink away the thought of you
Your beauty would remain

I lost a love I’ve never known
To think I never knew your name

An officer came by as tears fall from my eyes
He asked me who am I
I’m just here to say goodbye
Goodbye

Chorus:
You’re the love I never met
But I miss your touch
Never have we kissed
But I miss those lips so much
You held me down
But I never embraced your clutch
I lost a love I’ve never known
And it hurts so much
Track Name: Pain Is Not Enough
Chorus:
Bang loud
Head into the crowd
Better get ready when you hear the sound
Talk weak
Settle in the street
No amount of pain’s gonna stop this streak
Deep breath
Ready for your best
Bring the world on ‘till there’s no one left
Dead wrong
Present and strong
“Never back down” is gonna mark this song

Verse 1:
Damned as a man who was plagued by his heart
Strong from my pain
I was damned to fall apart
Doubted at the start
Bring no fear of claws
Or come to know effects of a fearful pause
Mr. Concrete Jaw
Put his face to the floor
Now he doesn’t want it with a beast this raw
Heavy hammers drawn into place
Clouds in a state where an angel awaits to embrace
Bulletproof smile, I got something for you
I got pain that’ll reign when it’s cuttin’ through you
I got rage in my soul
And it’s dying for you to not have a clue
Confused as I’m tearing through you
So on the shore never test the water
Lest he is ready and wet with slaughter
Blood on my skull and a soul in transit
Now you know we isn’t living in Kansas

Chorus

Verse 2:
Never undermine or deny my presence of mind
To architect death and design and end the sentence in rhyme
Critics are quoted confessing that I’m ahead of my time
My intellect is defined by intervention divine
It’s all good until you’re staring at the end of a 9
Leaves will finish your clique
And quick witted punch lines
You’re getting your wig splitted for spitting them dumb lies
Niggas feeding off the bullshit like a bunch of dung flies
Big faces on the bills, I’ve done away with the ones
Bill Gates is cutting checks and allocating my funds
Notice the mental fabric
The flow pattern is diplomatic
Your rapping is tragic
That’s why you lacking demographic
It’s time to deliver
The devil’s redeeming your soul
You had your moment of fame
But it’s over now, the debt is owed
The glitter and gold is rusting away in the rain
Real music’s here to remain
Nine Leaves redeeming the game

Chorus
Track Name: Drift
Opening: (thoughts running through his mind)

Meeting at 12 noon
Fastest way there
Prepare for failure
Keep it clean
Do they speak in English
Concentrate
Every move has a reason
No innocent lives, no children
Expect the unexpected
Notice the ordinary
If it seems to easy it probably isn’t
How many rounds
Aim then fire
Live by the gun die by the gun
Safe then come home
Good afternoon I’m speaking for

Verse 1:
It took four knocks
I was up by the third
Till I heard “room service” so I lowered the piece
But oddly enough I re-raised the heat
Maybe “don’t disturb please” is not enough to see
Or maybe just the fact that I didn’t order shit
But someone ordered something and it’s gotta be my hit
My little loaded clip sits gently in its hole
Barrel darker than cold
Explode
A single shot through the peephole
I’m still as time seems to slow
6…4…5 on the clock
My glock’s by my side
Never used and fully loaded
I rise from sleep, bounced, then left the sheets folded
I’m scolded by dry heat
Streets crawling with vendors of fresh meat
Fresh fish
Sort of like the Chinese in Chinatown
But the scene is Morocco solid ground
My job’s to intercept a meeting going down
Terminate and pose as my target’s speaker
Cross the straights of Gibralter till I reach the ports of Spain
Costa del Sol to be exact
Make the exchange high noon and then I’m coming back
The plan went accordingly until I took my seat
Tensions heated when he realized it wasn’t he
He I said couldn’t make it so he sent me
He spoke Portugese

Verse 2:
Okay so I found a way to close the deal
Chops from Iron Bound
The bricks world renown
Eddie Rue my crew spoke the slangs of Portugal
I grew and listened to these dudes, I learned
And played it pretty smooth

I checked in the room
Several hours to kill
Never was the type to chill
Instead I’ll lamp and catch a breath
I won’t sleep ‘cuz sleep is the cousin of death

I heard four knocks
The same knocks from before in my dream
I pulled the glock
Kissed the tip and let it scream
Huh, this cat didn’t scream
He responded by grinding a fistful of bullet shells
Smiling but finding he couldn’t hit heat in Hell
He fell with a shot through his coat
On his knees burnt a note
Said a prayer, then slit his throat

(Thoughts):
This guy just killed himself
How does someone just kill themselves?
What does it mean?
Somebody wants me dead
He’s not Portugese
Who sent this guy?
There’s gotta be others
I should leave now
Was I followed?
I’m being watched
This was a setup
I gotta get out of here right now

Verse 3:
It takes a life to take mine
So I’m taking them
Mine’s for hire and I’m still on the clock
I’m still on the top
My place won’t be vacant ‘till I entertain Satan
And I die by the shot

Phone Call:
Boss: Be there at midnight. Make sure he don’t fuck up.
Man: Yeah. It’s real simple.
Track Name: Penance
Verse 1:
Pound pound was the loud sound
Down with the gavel’s end
Silencing the crowd’s loud chattering
Within the court galley
And gathered in to hear the judge hading him a given sentence
For sins with no forgiving penance
Tick tock went the clock from the juror’s box
As they sit and watch and listen
For a form of hidden admittance
On facts forcing acquittance
I forward the bench
Sit in the stand
The bailiff gets there and stands
I swear and lift up my hand
The victim’s fam is sittin’ position up front
What they wish me wicked I want
No fear can fit me or flaunt
These feelings fixed in my heart
They’re here to hear out my part
As I get near to the start of my confession

Chorus:
God forgive me for I have sinned
It’s been six months since my last confession
There is nowhere that I can run to
My soul I place in your hands

Verse 2:
With great anticipation they’re waiting
Tensions electrifying
Caught the court recorder perspiring
Ready to start typing
It happened fast like lightning
Describing the gun firing
Not realizing I’m live and vibrant
As my vibe changed tears from the eyes of the wife drained
But my veins were pumping
Adrenaline was rushing or something
I rambled off from the subject of how my love for his blood gushing
Was quickly interrupted by the judge with his judgement
That would halt my talk with abruptness
He said he need no jury to discuss it
He called it justice
He was disgusted by the murder and just handed down a verdict
He would have me speak no further
In his presence he gave me the death sentence
The sentence it fed their vengeance
But my mind was set in on the chair that wasn’t set in by the one I had expected
As a tear hits my cheek
But not because I’m facing death
I guess it’s because of the reason that I accept it

Chorus

Verse 3:
I can’t seem to forgive myself
How can I forgive myself
God I ask you for forgiveness
For what I have done

Chorus
Track Name: Sunlight
08 Sunlight

Verse 1:
How much money does it take to erase your path?
Memories hazed of a distant past
And dreams of the days when I used to laugh
With thoughts of the day I would love at last
Life is fast and I don’t even know the half
But every person has moments in which they crash
Every person has circumstances of moral clash
And every person is certain to die in just a flash
So how much money will it take to change
All of my emotional deficits to gains?
And how much spending must I then arrange
So all of my ridiculous thoughts become sane?
Cuz I’m used to living low these days
Laugh at bad jokes so my rent gets paid
Master conversation while my thoughts they stray
Envision such a time where I could walk away
And I have a feeling I can run today
Have a feeling I could touch the sky today
Influence events so they go my way
And I pass a nice scene and decide to stay
What’s the purpose if I’m not okay?
Why continue a circus for clowns?
I say I should be proud
Go against the crowd
This is in the sound
If you’re gonna make a choice then the time to make it’s now

Chorus:
Sunrise
I rise
The day it seems so long when your beginning
(but it’s not ending)
Sunrise
Sunfall
But before it sets I know I’ll shine
It’s never to late to walk in the sunlight

Verse 2:
Let your mind skip the time that’s presently ticking
And picture the future as if you were gifted
And see where you’re going right from where you are
Take a glance at your past and see how far
You fell from grace or are you right on pace
Are you right to race because your life’s at stake
Cuz so many burned their turn concerned with the earnings
But if you’re firm with your terms you can determine
The forming of your success and wealth
Stop working and work some shit yourself
Be certain to serve yourself the help
You’ll gain interest when interested in self
Flash back to the beginning where you’re living
The choices have been chosen with the risk worth risking
You’ve been given the big picture with the colors to fill in
All that’s left is the details that you shall fit in

Chorus
Track Name: Lifespan
Verse 1:
Been here before that 1940 something bad piloting
Before those mad rioting black powder violence
I enlist scientists to travel me to Terra
Hold a meeting with the captives that’ll tell ya
Just how long this cammo kept me hidden in this form of mine
Before your bloodline
Before before this storm of mine
Behold I scroll a storyline depicting vivid images
Sinner sight, beginner’s might
Your mastery is wickedness
Free me from the grips of gravity
Graphically, dastardly, bastards be blastin’ me
Asking me to pass the beat faster please
But I came to free these things and level your creations
Bring the science of defiance from the peaks down to the basins
Bring the treble claps and bass hits so your nations head to basements
My word is the artillery to devastate enslavement
You’re nothing less than racist, hated, baited for the exodus
Your warnings here so exiting’s no option
You are heading in

Verse 2:
No chance for second glances
No dance with second chances
This is where the questions meet the answers
The time has come again to board the ships
The seals are broken
Ascension has begun
The tongues of them have briefly spoken
Instructions have been ordered
It’s manslaughter
Prepare for the coming of something man ordered
I’m there for the hellfire and brimstone
Been scorned and been stoned
Still speak wind tones
I’m there at the head of the horn blow
Heading the charge
Head in the clouds
Feet in the north cold

Verse 3:
Fire in the sky end our world today
Before we further grow and take your world away
And let our last breath deliver the peace way
Let this last death now limit the freak stray
And to those who are left
Let you not forget nor fear one another
Let you not regret the pain of your brothers
Cuz only necessary is it fatal when
Murder is the food of the race of men
Necessary is it fatal when murder is the food of the race of men

Time to meet the real pain makers
Brace yourself now for the coming blood takers
Earthquakers
Say hello and behold the approaching cold, broken bone, choking man breaker
No surprise in the state that awaits you
Far past the fires of rogue nations
Far gone from anything dear sacred
Well beyond H or A bombs or napalm of places
Comprehension races
Try to find a basis for the stasis that your faced with
Let me serve you with a purpose
Current ways are worthless
But no ending’s ever certain
So have a look in your eyes
See the life and times of a self that is soon to never shine
Track Name: Reach
Verse 1:
I guess the reason I’m taking
I guess the reason I’m taking by aiming for pleasuring people
I’m giving you high
And the higher I am is never less than level but never beneath you
I should swallow my pride
But my pride keeps me reaching like a shorty’s see through
It’s as strong as a bar stool that keeps you
My name is Isaac
It’s a pleasure to meet you
I’ll give my hand but you’ll bite the shit that feeds you
I’ll give my life so every sin can leave you
You’re looking for lessons in life
Let me teach you
You need to stop talking and acting like you’re walking or something
Instead of fronting
Instead of fronting the answer is change
Your ways, your views
Your life in exchange
I’ve tried, I’ve reached my body is drained
My cause is left, but you’re left with the blame

Chorus:
Reach for me

Verse 2:
Uh oh
Here we go
Another captain save a ho
Trying to catch the baby do before she goes foul
From the big bear with crazy flow
Hungry cats that crave her
So are that wolf pack that plays the low but always on the prowl
See she was just a child with improper guidance
And every guy that eyed sis replied with improper wise cracks
But deep inside she liked that
It help her self esteem
But the truth is that she beemed
Sold a fool for endless dreams
So I chose to intervene
And show this teen the light
What this teen seen she liked
A cinema scene for her life
The picked fence she seen was white
With the house and the kid
But under that blouse was a kid
I just souched with adage
Told her fly south and she did
The split hit her hard
I was convinced I did my part with good intent from the start
I thought I taught sweetheart street smarts
But it was I left in the dark
Cuz months later from her depart
Found her swimming with the sharks

Chorus:
Reach for me

Verse 3:
Helping her she wouldn’t help herself
I’ve been looking forever and now my head just swells
Couldn’t find her but her friends they tell
At the spot where the taste and smell lace my face
In chasing hell, all’s well
Some things should never sell
No price
Say goodbye to those lullaby nights
Full of “tried / mights”
I resort to force
Bust the door and take her away of course
Intimate bedding with intricate settings
Their sex exchange I thwart
Tell her how I feel
Let her know that what’s inside is real
My heart collapsed as soon as she said no deal
Her client’s mouth caused his head to reel when I struck his throat
It was sealed
Off she went but this time it meant
No search and rescues left
She’s gone
I feel such confusion
I’m losing strength
Sometimes you gotta move where no music’s soothing
Across a path that’s ruthless
Rubik’s cube my blueprint
Why do I love a nuisance?
Tell me how I am supposed to do this

Chorus:
Reach for me
Track Name: Bad Dreams
Verse 1:
Wake up in the morning to my everyday beginnings
Know the plays for each inning
So I move with no feelings
But today starts with endings
No movement no feelings
As my tear hits the linen
From this feature fear envisioned
I reach and feel the chillness of her cold skin
My own kin
Sewn from my oats so these notes I won’t hold in
Screams, cant’s and cries
No she can’t be revived
Feelings can’t be described for a pain of such size
She lay with closed eyes in this crib that I made
From the cradle to the grave
Now more than just a phrase
I can’t be okay
I can’t call for help
Cuz these cards she’s been dealt I with upon myself

Cup my eyes with both hands
So no tears will be wasted
I’ll contain the pain
Sustained as I taste it

Wake Up

Chorus:
I wish I could wake up and still be a teen
And realize all I’ve seen was just a bad dream
When you’re sewn in the seams
Things all seem serene
Hear the seer sing
It’s just a bad dream

Verse 2:
They say that nightmares are made of these painful scenes
It’s hard to breathe
I’ll make you see
With ease he made the team
For cheese you can’t believe
His family relieved
Debts paid, gets received
Gets played and achieves great accolades
Began to act a way that attracted hate
Then one day after a game
Teammate spat in his face
Disgraced he attacked him with rage
They clashed and crashed to his fate
A fracture’s embrace as he awakes to a hospital bed
With all uses lost in his legs
And what is locked in his head
Besides his locks and his dreads
Is the life he once led
With each breath he wished he was dead

Lift your hands to cover your eyes
To cover the cries
Cuz the sucker inside, pride, makes you suffer inside

Wake Up

Chorus

Verse 3:
Realize the time you wasted
Because we’re all aging
And your favorite agents have gave you complications
To your mind, body, and soul
Deny, hardly you’re old
Still you gotta pay the toll beyond the crossroads
But before you cross over look at the life you darted over
Think that you can start it over?
You must not be sober
Don’t be somber, just wander as your slumbering along
Cuz you may never wake up to this song

Wake Up
Track Name: Will You Change It
Verse 1:
New beginnings of a set stage
Now enter new dominion
And accept the gift of misery that joins unique opinion
And never mind about the beauty during dawn
Or the pretty little house that sits upon your pretty lawn
Cuz I’m hearing gods speak
And though they don’t seem that divine
They divine a war of terror and that terrorists will die
Yet for a change let us not forget that
Movements have a purpose for insurgents who’ve discerned an act as urgent
And I’m not afraid of churches or excepted civil servants
I’ll call a spade a spade and let the reaper live in earnest
So let the preacher preach his sermon
And the servants serve the serpent
But it’s worthless when you’re living on the surface
And when it ends watch the fingers start to point
At anything and everything except their self-righteous causes
When this cloud moves in it’s sure to cover the forest
Sure to block the sun and any hope of moving forward

Verse 2:
About as close as an end of days
Cuz terrorists have vowed to put us into graves
Now murder has a hold of our precious ways
And if killing is the key to prevent this phase
Well allow me then to say
Let us bring peace with a rock and stone
And shots that’ll fall with a vengeance all their own
And let no other father find his children on the floor
Let us bring war before it creeps upon our door
Soldiers on the draw
Let ‘em feel us raw
And let ‘em hear us roar before we break apart their jaws
And let this reach the walls of any nation with the gall
Who thinks that they can fuck with us without us breaking laws
We’ve been wronged and it’s wrong
But we’re strong enough to spite
And in spite of any deed that makes you question if we’re right
This a fight, so let’s fight
Move beyond our victim’s sight
Rest assured I’m a never stop until they take my life

Verse 3:
Television eyes on a terror ridden sky
And it seems no one survived
And now it leaves ‘em terrified
And believe me when I tell you that the seeds have not demised
The deeds and all the lies and all the greed are still alive
There’s several different means to build a bomb with human life
From which there’s several different ways for holy wars to then ignite
If you’ve seen a pound of flesh effaced in fireballs of light
Then you’ll understand the depth to which this children race will strike
And no amount of devastation will suffice
No degree of human loss will make ‘em then rethink their price
So if there’s seven deadly sins among our many severed kin
Maybe now’s the time to write just how our ending will begin
As the sky caves in maybe we can set a trend
And treat the plague that kills within in hopes it never wakes again
And heaven is the place I’m heading should this end in my beheading
Join the ranks of noble men who speak beyond their day of dead
Reach upon a truth that moves a people to their best
This day will then attest
Hope will spread into their chest
Tell me are you brazen now?
Do you pray for the day when you’re standing proud?
Be your savior now
Track Name: Remember Execute Forget
Verse 1:
One wake up call’s a call for all
To get prepped and dressed to trek to Jacob’s hall
During light snowfall in full they march
One foot apart in squads from the quads
In a rhythmically stepping progression
With each step stepping the previous step
Left, left right left
Go the orphan kids in this orphanage
When fate serves a cold plate you end up here
Where?
When questioned a child will tell
“We’re treated well
Each day a family interviews at least twelve”
With the returning few from the pack removed
These kids anticipate and wait for the men in black suits
Hoping to be chosen
But not really knowing where none of them are going

Verse 2:
The black suits have selected the selected
Then they exit out the exit as they venture towards the entrance
To a sector that is sectioned into sections of desks
On which are kits and homeless men that they never met
With no explanations mentioned
The prompter says his sentence
“Remember Execute Forget”
All smiles were unfixed
As they forward the desks with the kits
Hear the click, clack, click
Assemble the weapon to M16
Lock, load, trig, grip
One shot, one hit
Some are shot, some live
Then all hear “Forget”
The suits remove six then kill the remaining men
Then the successful ten will be tested again

Verse 3:
The successful ten progressed again
But their success will depend on how they conquest the end
“Remember Execute Forget” again
They drift and then they slip right in
They get two picks, a map to get, and ten clicks
And each give in tools they should use
A bomb with time fuse
Eight click, nine click, ten click
Move
They shoot into this maze that they navigate with grace
All pitfalls, trips and traps, and prey they evade
Then they come to a lake before the place they should be
They see lumber and debris that lay upon this beach
Without one word heard they concur and agree
Before the bomb destructs and blasts
They must construct a raft with the tools and trash they have
To complete the task
One is built with master craft to sail and ride to the other side
And there they’ll divide like the plan was devised
The first five will go inside
Planting the C4 on the third and ninth floor
In enters two more
One to explore and keep safe the briefcase
While the other seeks the face to help escape
One remains at the lake’s bank for swift escape
Two lay hidden for killing any that lead chase
They head back across the lake
Successful mission was a hit
Recognition as a gift
Successful ten had made it in
But then they all hear “Forget”
Track Name: Falling Down
Verse 1:
Punch in, punch out
Six days a weak
Pull 16’s a day but that aint with a beat
But I still walk the beat
And I still sweep the streets
But still shit aint sweet
I still grit my teeth
Bear and try it
Dare to care and flare up riots
Bear the violence
The backlash from this tyrant
Might suffice, fuck it I might just slice
Twice as nice when my mic device makes a sacrifice
But I keep my murdering on paper
Babies need Daddy to keep working to steady keep the cake up
Keep the baker making dough
I hate this whole rigmarole
This whole rolling life is getting old
But I can’t stand to fold
Hands cracked from cold exposure to the pain
Pride keeps me bold
Do what you’re told
But your patience wasting thin
This is what can happen when the Devil makes you grin

Chorus:
I am not the same
I am not the same
Wish I could have changed
Only myself to blame

I am not the same
I am not the same
Heaven’s off the ground
But now I’m falling down
Falling down

Verse 2:
Karma is the medicine times ten
Revenge on my mind
Ascend on the scene with plans for a crime
Some bound to find my notes on this
But it’s all in my mind
My hopes and shit
So for now, on that grind
I keep moving on and on that grind
I keep pushing on and often I find
That there’s a dead end or no end at all
No cliff to fall off
Just a long road to haul
Backpacking, track
I’m pulling this weight
My back cracks
I’m all fed up from this plate
And I can’t take no more of this hate
I gotta keep pace
No break time to waste

Chorus

Verse 3:
How did it come to all of this
When all of this means more than all of this
And there is so much more to this
My morbidness will order it
So sick I am to call it this
But here it is, so corner in
Call the coroner
There’ll be some sort of slaughtering
And there’s a thin line bordering my genius and insane
And the genius side keeps losing cuz my thoughts seem so deranged
And I’m tired and I’m strained
And I’m fed up from all this mess
It’s this mess that I am in that is causing so much distress
So fuck the rest
The check is what I’m after
After it’s all said and done my path has left disasters
I put my feet up on my desk and laugh at all you bastards
I’ve done my daily dirt so all of ya’ll can keep the answers
I’m finished with your ignorance, stupidity
I’m done
I’m punching out right now
So kiss my ass, I’m on the run
I’ve done this run before and more or less it’s worn me down
I’m falling down
Falling down
Falling down

Chorus