Capture the Sun: Song Break Down w/Lyrics (Pt 1)

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Many people seem interested in my thoughts on the songs for “Capture the Sun” and what they mean to me and what my favorite lines are. You guys also asked for the lyrics so here I thought I would post about it and give you more insight to the album content. I’m going to break this up into three parts because one post would be way too long. So here we go….

“Neva heard”
The concept behind “Neva Heard” stems from the thought of what if no one has ever heard of me before.? How would I want to present my skill with words and the depth of my writing?  I am not under the impression that everyone has heard my music so I just wanted to spit some bars that display a touch of me with word play and skill.

Lyrics

Verse 1:

Conscious with a purpose the undeniable viable franchise for the verses

These pre-Madonna rhymers lost their lip gloss in they purses

Now their stories make up don’t glisten as much even though they touch up the blush babbling

I’m on the road travlin

Thinkin of ways to make my days more extravagant

Heard that crime pays but it only the law of averages

Rather grow old chillin with my children eatin sandwiches

On the porch with my feet up then beat the street with savages lookin for scraps to eat up.

Though patience is a virtue I’m runnin out of it got to get back to the basics

Cause walkin in place is startin to wear the tread on my Asics

Ageless pages keep me eternal It’s a  challenge within it self

A rich man is one with knowledge happiness and his health

That’s obvious common sense way too intense for subtleties

You ridin the fence while lightin incense but I made my pick

Side chosen while sparkin the wicks of dynamite sticks I’m holdin

T minus ten then blowin

Verse 2:

Watch for the shrapnel that spreads

Tried to adapt to lampin in laps of luxury it seems then when I woke from my dreams no body’s touching me

I had the gull to turn my dreams to reality

Suddenly gluttony is everybody’s favorite sin mouths full with empty belly’s

Open your eyes the rich get their checks from the wealthy

I’m tired of clockin in watchin em break your spirits

but you left with no options when you acknowledge a glass ceiling

Shattered shards sliced me up something crazy but baby I’m healing fast

Every laugh is a band aid

I never embrace fear cause I’m beyond all the things that man made

A day in the life of the nicest writer you never heard

Favorite line
I never embrace fear cause I’m beyond all the things that man made

Pillow of dreams
This song is an insight to the conversations that I have with myself in my own head about my life and the life around me. It is kind of a scattered account of a dream chaser stuck between responsibility and the disregarding of responsibility to spreads his wings but in the end understanding that the embracing of responsibility it whats drives him to become his dream. Also if you notice the rhyme pattern is a little unorthodox. It may sound like I am not rhyming hardly but if you listen close I rhyme every 8 bars instead of the typical 2 or 4 bars. It allows space for my thoughts to flow with more layers also giving leeway to more internal rhyme and extended word play.

Lyrics

Hook:

Face paints and pantomime

Daily operations in the cycle of the orthodox

Repetitious wastes of time

I’ll believe in you again as long as you don’t leave this box

All in together now

Give me your all and I’ll give you my opinion

And you seem so scared to smile

You have to learn to dance to get a chance at redemption

Just as the leaves change

Make sure your name embraces brilliance to be reborn

But tell me if you find insane

Heard he was last seen lost in a laugh traveling the path you’re on

Failure never fails to shoulder tap

Just knowing that is enough to keep the pistons pumping

I live for greatness

As an example to my sons I’ll capture the sun

Verse:

I talk to the stars and walk on the clouds

Hold hands with lightning to strike fear

From where I stand there’s no living allowed

Only surviving the next sundial cycle

 

Telegraph punch is my poison of choice

Raise your hand when it tackles the blood stream

Recently removed the crutch from my voice

To take part in silence recital

 

Flat on my face for bridge burning pleasure

But the clouds are my footsteps with no fear

Went out on a limb after climbing the tree of life for good measure

There’s never been a sun rise as tomorrows

 

The morning of tonight is what we crave

I didn’t see you standing there eyes closed

Now you walk by sight and not by faith

I prey you have some new prey to follow

 

There was Too much time on my hands not a watch in sight

I hold an abacus in each pocket to countdown

The moments that change dark to light

All that we touch is so fragile

 

There’s rhythm in the wave crash

There’s music in the breeze

I was always the first to be the last

But having lasting life alone is a battle

 

The Casualties of war tastes so sweet

Even though your house of cards topple

You only asked to get some sleep

knowing the alarm clock was broken

 

Only if you could wake up

You could hear the cries of tomorrow’s memories

knowing that Your existence rides on the wings of a dove

Lets just hope when you arrive the door is open

 

Where do we go from here silence is golden

But I heard that noise shines platinum

If ever shed a single tear for the yesterdays stolen

Don’t wake me I smile in nightmares

 

Consequence holds me close to the bosom

I often thought life would reflect simple

I fell in love with no regard for the cushion

Even though my pillow of dreams was right there

Favorite line
There’s rhythm in the wave crash. There’s music in the breeze. I was always the first to be last but having a lasting life alone is a battle.

Capture the sun
This is of course the title track to the record. The concept of capture the sun is to go after your dream no matter how difficult and impossible success may seem. This stems From My grandmother telling me that “things delayed are not things denied” meaning no matter how long it takes to reach your dreams if you keep fighting and working then you can hold it in your hands when it is time to.

Lyrics

Verse 1:

He was drenched in broken smiles open arms and Shattered hearts

Lost a step with every mile with consequence as works of art framed perfect

Was always scared to finish what he starts

The Same worthless image stared back from the mirrors surface then he felt a spark

Wingtips script seamless flight plan

Raising the bar reaching for stars till ones captive in each hand

Blinded brilliance ill’s resilient feel the passion

I Brave the Flames floating on streams of tears staying dragon fly

Fears a luxury i can afford to buy

My sons are watching me I got to be a hero in their eyes

I got the shoulders of a front line soldier

So my peers can have faith that I’ll show up to hold up the fallen Sky

Hook:

Time is always there

But the moments never perfect

His visions not so clear

But the way he’s feeling seems so worth it

No need to cry

Don’t shed a tear

The locks will soon break

Freedom is near

Be who you are

Envy no one

Reach for the stars

To capture the sun

Verse 2:

Honesty lies when the sun falls asleep

so we find truth in the moonlight for the Cycle of it and we love it

Never been fond of beyond my reach

Remain calm to the Common leach trying to latch on to my uncommon speech

I speak with action cause talk is cheap admission is pay attention

Every purchase is a priceless masterpiece to pass to your children

I lasso ambiguity and rest it on the horizon

Hog tied pain so you could see a pure heart to confide in

Lost today in a pack of smokes found tomorrow in Jiryn’s hopes

My pants were fixed until my pockets broke

See the Wingtips script seamless flight plan

Raising the bar reaching for stars till holding the Sun in both hands understand

Favorite line
I speak with action cause talk is cheap admission is pay attention, every purchase is a priceless masterpiece to pass to your children

Beautiful Sunday
“Beautiful Sunday” is a commentary in how fragile and shot life is. When you look at life you have to see the beauty in it no matter how ugly things may get. Sunday is the first day of the week and a day of rest and reflection. So this song is a reflection of that reflection.

Lyrics

Hook:

It was 8:45 on beautiful Sunday in the spring

I woke early that day to see the sun rise and hear the birds sing

I sat on my couch watching the ceiling fan spin

Listening to Miles blend batches of bitches brew

Thanking God for allowing me to see another morning

Blessed to breathe Oxygen again

I see the breeze dance through the leaves of trees

Reminiscing of lost family and friends

Knowing that tomorrows only a dream

I choose to live today to the fullest.

Verse:

Blessed with the life that I live cause I know it can all be gone in the blink of an iris

So I dive in and swim every lap of my life I invite all the scars and Surprises

Speak Stars in alignment Wing span spans destinies

I elude the divisive livin out dreams through Faith and Legacy

The truth in my footsteps lighting the way on this uncharted path

I’ll Prove I can Smile in place in case I’m ever lost in a laugh.

Take nothing for granted wishes upon shooting commits of cosmos

Variable variance lesson littered heritage Morse code ethics escaped the side show

Breathe life into darkness the life of an artist ends and begins every master piece

Just being alive we arise from the ashes to say the least

Favorite Line
I’ll prove I can Smile in Place just in case I’m ever lost in a laugh

Bridges
Have you ever been in a situation where you know its not food for you but you just don’t know how to let it go? This song stems from past relationships with people in my life that I had to let go and forgive. Letting something go doesn’t always mean that it is irradiated from your life but the betrayal can burn the bridge to your heart or to your trust. Sometimes the bridge can be repaired and some time the bridge needs to be burned. Its up to you to decide which.

Lyrics

Talk is cheap but a Whisper is priceless

I choose to take a leap of faith no matter what the price is

arm or leg heart or head voice or tears

I’ll be content to be the change if I have to slave for years

I’ve been marked for death since in the womb

Umbilical cord around my neck I barely made it out

Plus, they found cancer in my retina when I was 2

Became a Cyclops but saw clearer than everybody else

Didn’t understand this blessing thought it was a curse

Felt that God had forsaken me cause I didn’t know my worth

Saw hate in a puddle till I saw love in the crowd

Then my wife told me that she was pregnant with my first child

Started to smile more named him Jahi Rais

Which means “Dignified Leader” there’s prophecy in a name

I had a family now that looked to me to be a man

Didn’t understand what that was just knew I wouldn’t be the same

As my father before me an absentee landlord

Hoping I wouldn’t notice all the foundation cracks

I’ll be there and give my children something to build on

Didn’t want end up salty so I stopped looking back

At Sodom and Gomorrah I let it burn but didn’t forget

The lessons learned memory as vivid as an elephants

Prepared me for the city where just living is a privilege

And how to break chains by embracing forgiveness

Speaking of which what up Fess it’s been a while

Since we found out you were Judas tried to hang us for thirty pieces

I hope that it was worth it cause we have resurrected

Stronger than ever knowing now you need the ashes for the phoenix

Now I can read a snake from a mile away and you’re to thank

Downsized my circle to escape the holding tank

People you love don’t always love you like you wanted

So when it’s time to burn a bridge throw some lighter fluid on it

Favorite Line
I choose to take a leap of faith no matter what the price is; arm or leg heart or head voice or tears ill be content to be the change if I have to slave for years

Pt 2 Coming Soon….

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