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Song Concept: A commentary on life and ones ability to change their circumstances. It speaks to an unhappiness that is present in many peoples lives, and maintains that while one may not have intended to end up where they are now, they can make a choice to alter their path and live a life of fulfillment.


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

I rise
The day it seems so long when your beginning
(but it’s not ending)
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



from Peace In Death, released August 19, 2008
(Z. Hemsey, H. Stang, A. Richardson)

Rhyming: Zack Hemsey, Stang
Vocals: Afua Richardson
Production: Zack Hemsey


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