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Verse 1:

You gotta ask yourself the questions
In order to learn the lessons
What, when, and where is direction
Reflecting the start and ending
Apart from your heart pretending
This trek is everlasting
Know birth’s always the first
And your death will be the last thing
So each breath you’re passing
Grasp it like your last
We all feel the touch of luck
And the flush of the bad path
Sustain the pain of rain
The same the makes the cry and laugh
With harder losses be mad
The greater gains, you’ll be glad
Don’t neglect each step
Respect it like you’re last
Don’t wilt over spilled milk
That filled the broken glass
Fully focused on my craft
That’s the pad and the pen
Cuz inevitably fate will take before you say when

And it’s inevitable
It’s just inevitable
And it is not to be feared
Embrace it
I cannot know
Oh, I just feel it

Verse 2:

My tears are just enough
To justify my feeling bloodlust
And even though I’m dead I got the feeling that I must trust
This lust for rage
As the book of life turns another dismal page
I find the strength to wage war
On how I’m expecting to act
How I’m another fact
Of how it’s so easy to turn a man back
Into what I had thought was to be my very final breath of life
To be the end of reality
But as I merge with the world
I begin to find that peace of mind
Is unavoidable by design
And all that exists is just illusions of hate
Just confusion intended to make us elevate
Peeling back my skin
I intend to fly into life
But my eyes will reside in the sky
Where my tears will turn to rain
And fall to earth to ease the pain


Verse 3:

The hurt of a world of pain
Thrust with the rush of a burning flame
I learned in turn the words of love and hate all hurt the same
It’s enough to make a nigga bust
It’s like the gust of a hurricane
I must try to stay on dry earth
To weather the worst of rain
I’m climbing the highest mountain
And I’m surviving the worst terrain
My life is immersed in verses
Don’t let my words be heard in vain
It’s the pain of my life’s love
That’s keeping my blood warm
Love is the eye of evil’s storm
Love is the honey of evil’s swarm
Love is the first cry in the eye of a mother’s born
We’re born to die to be born again
And in the end living no longer
I ask Death with my last breath
Please let the living grow stronger
So every time I write I try and make up for lost time
Cuz like 2 Pac and Biggie you will hear me through my ghost rhyme



from Nine Leaves, released January 31, 2006
(H. Stang, Z. Hemsey, A. Maldonado)

Rhyming: Stang, Zack Hemsey, Aronic
Vocals: Zack Hemsey, Heather Bolan
Production: Zack Hemsey


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