Capture the Sun song breakdown w/Lyrics (Pt 2)

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Live from the Horizon

This song was birthed out of feelings of neglect and betrayal by some people that I had considered friends.  There are times when you have to stand up and say that you will not react to anything that is beneath you anymore and just live. At the time of writing the song I felt like is was me against the world and no one believed in me and my prosperity but me (and my wife).  This was a time when I could have retreated into depression but I made the choice to press on and have faith in what I was called to do and not just in financial prosperity (“the Mortgage”).  Wanting to prove my detractors wrong was also a motivating factor to ensure that I would progress as well.

Lyrics:

Live from the horizon standing on a prayer

Nothings ever surprising so I don’t really care

Manipulatin the moon tide in my palm

A mind is so easy to lose in-between songs

This beer is flat and my makers is watered down

Don’t know where I’m at not really use to this side of town

Stars calling frantic I skydive for home

Bar calming the panic the likewise alone.

Simply sensationalized glamorized margin to fail

The enemies patronize our sterilized garden till bare

Walking this high wire to light a fire under the tea pot

All desire there left after throwing back those three shots

Toe tag em for the cynicism side show

Got to gag em quick but I prefer that we ride slow

All in together now all egos in orbit

I’m feeling better now my faith is in the mortgage ….

 Verse 2

They try to chain us to the monkey mechanism system

Van Gogh my lobes before I ever stretch an ear to listen

I’ve been alive since be for the master piece was finished

Bled ink supply dry before a single word was written

Type cast the outcast and by pass the circuitry

Please stash the free cash the triads are circling

The nomads are so mad there no path to follow

Eyes are so sad there’s no Laughs to borrow

I test my lungs limits trudging through a pack a day

Wana trust again in my friends more than my ash tray

There’s only so much a hardened heart can take

They don’t expect the quiet one to make some ripples in the lake

I’ve been here before and now I’m trying to catch the feeling

Of euphoria the that lives between the floorboards and the ceiling

Every time I think I’m home they wana throw me a distraction

Plant my flag in my passion Place my faith in waves crashing …

 Favorite Line:

I test my lungs limits trudging through a pack a day, wana trust again in my friends more than my ash tray…

Justified

As a Black man in America it is well known that there are injustices all around me. Understanding that the relationship or lack there of between the black community and the police is the direct result of many of those injustices is not foreign to me. I wrote this verse before Trevon Martin was murdered though it was not by a police officer is was by someone who thought that they had authority to just gun down a black person and not receive punishment just as the police that gunned down the 5 people that I named in my verse. Something is wrong when I have to fear for the lives of my children being taken by those that have sworn to protect them.

Lyrics:

Vagabond automaton incinerated Relevance

Inebriated Justice Platter no matter the evidence

They walk into the sun set with death in each foot step

Leave Melancholy memories of those with Melanin

Aiyana Jones, Oscar grant, Tim Thomas, Amadou Diallo

Sean Bell all victims in the serve and protect side show

Either acquit or a slap on the wrist But if one of them get touched

Were supposed to Mourn when Karmas doin clean up

If a Piggy’s at the market please don’t reach into your pocket

Cause accidents happen when black men try to get their wallets

Hoses turn Gavels Citizens lynched by laws

Injustice is the Nooses they dangled us from all along

Gasping for Polluted air we breathe deep

Hoping that some day some one will care that we can’t sleep

Tried to pacify us with integration in this nation were black sheep

Sheered for our innovation and creative control

Favorite Line(s)

Leave Melancholy memories of those with Melanin

Aiyana Jones, Oscar grant, Tim Thomas, Amadou Diallo

Sean Bell all victims in the serve and protect side show

Either acquit or a slap on the wrist But if one of them get touched

Were supposed to Mourn when Karmas doin clean up

Where’s the Exit

Its hard to understand purpose and try to live it and walk in it. Sometimes doubt can creep in and make you wonder if what you are doing is really what you have been called to do. There are times when you just want to quit and give up. Things get so hard an you’re just looking for the exit so you can leave your problems and frustration behind. But I have learned that The problem with purpose is that you can’t escape it. You can try to ignore it but it will always be there staring you in the face. Some people make it their whole lives ignoring their purpose and some go though life never discovering it. Either way many times those people leave the regrets behind or an unfulfilled life. In the song I go from doubt to belief. I believe that I am called to do what I do. I believe that I was given the gift of song to help, guide, and lead and entertain the world and I do my best everyday to walk in that purpose. It’s not always easy. Sometimes you do want to find a way out but I know it is truly what I am called to do so I can’t escape it.

Lyrics:

Stop drop and roll won’t expel the flames

The surface of the puzzle looks put together but underneath it’s incomplete

When catching shooting stars there’s danger to conceive

One wrong move and you won’t live to present the prestige

Throwing back Shots of vodka for the numb of it

Enemy in the corners of my life laughing and loving it

Trying to make molehills out of mountains struggling

Liquidate baggage gulping by the gallon for the buzz of it.

Never concede to failure I’m where faith should be

Unless Gods purpose for me is to bow out gracefully

But that hard to hold cause keep giving these words to write

Should ask him to repeat his self to make sure I heard him right

Tomorrow already seems dark I’m praying it’s nice and bright

My hopes and dreams are in this basket connected to a tattered kite

Is faith enough to keep me sane for another night

Was told that I was called for signs and wonders I just wonder if they’re right.

 Verse 2

Water is rushing flooding my leader ship

The surface of the puzzle looks put to gather but underneath it’s incomplete

Life’s a heavy load hope my shoulder stand the weight

Trying to avoid a check mate with the next move I choose to make

Flying in clear skies while my vision is distorted

Wanted to change the world but me changing just seems more important

Opening doors for laughter while I’m holding back the tears

Trapped in regression watching the progression on my peers

Was never happy beneath my privilege

And for some reason heaven wasn’t a strong enough incentive

It’s not easy being chosen

Trying to milk the purpose from promise that you’ve frozen

Knowing there’s no one to blame but him staring back at you

The kingdom seems so far away the world feels so tangible

My faith is enough to keep me sane another night

I know I’m called for signs and wonders and I’m sure that they’re right.

 

Favorite line:

I don’t have a favorite line in this song because each line means something to me dearly. This is my favorite song on the album.

She loves it

“She loves it” is a commentary on relationships that are not built on a strong foundation of two complete people. In being married to my beautiful wife for 11 years we have learned that we had to be complete in ourselves and love ourselves fully to love each other fully. When you have two people in a relationship that don’t know or love themselves they feed off of each others short comings and take pride in disaster. Until you are fulfilled as an individual you will never be fulfilled in a relationship with another person. This is from the perspective of the woman not being a fulfilled complete person and her inflicting that lack of fulfillment on any man she meets and how she loves to see him in the darkness with her. She can never have light in her life if she doesn’t choose it and does her best to pull other into her darkness.

Lyrics:

It’s raining sunshine / A prosperous failure

Walking stagnate / The more I tell her

Watching blindly /the lost can find me

I’m past the future / the truth is lying

Alive to live / her heats in Mine

Giving to take / An imperfect time

Circle of square / Ordinarily rare

The darkness shines / She loves it

Hook:

She had never been a live till she was chosen to die

Him finally saying hi would be his final goodbye

They had to stay grounded on the fly

But this beautiful tragedy had to be a fairytale and she loves it

She hate to love / The saddest smile

Never walks / But drives me crazy

Simply complex / Speak with silence

I’m past the future / The truth is lying

Built destruction / The sun is frozen

Always never / The worst the better

Violent peace / Complete confusion

The darkness shines / She loves it

Favorite Line:

She hate to love / The saddest smile

Never walks / But drives me crazy

 

Finally Free

For this song I wanted to talk about the price of freedom. Some people are in bondage and don’t understand what it means to be free. Some go through life and embrace what ever cages life throws at them never truly understanding that they are in a cage until it is too late. Some people understand their cage but choose to stay in it until it is too late. The stories are based on two poisonous relationships but your cage can be anything you allow it to be. The lesson is to allow yourself freedom or you could live to regret you choice to be caged.

Lyrics

He tried to leave like he really had a choice in it

Lost his pride and when he screamed lost his voice with it

She laughed when he cried but he just wanted the lies ended

Just wanted to last in the race didn’t care who’d win it

She only did what he allowed she ran ramped

Trampled all over his feelings until he couldn’t stand it

Blinded By his sunlight smile but what he was planning

Was a guarantee that that all of this abuse was about finish

And it never occurred to her that he was hurtin

That each word left a gash in his flesh That never closed until

He left gaspin for breath on the floor with his hands around her neck

Verse 2

She talked to the sky cause no human would lend an ear

Cried pint of blood cause no human deserved tears

She fell asleep in his arms that was her worst fear

Never believe she’d leave the road was too clear

Swallowed gun barrels to show that he was not afraid

Convinced her self all she deserved was a cage

She wasn’t scared of him she was scared of being betrayed

She knew what to expect no surprises that’s why she stayed

Embraced the beatings as acts of intimacy

The bruises outside were manifestations of what’s inside anyway

So the Day she slit both her wrist in her sleep she felt free

Favorite Line:

She laughed when he cried but he just wanted the lies ended

Just wanted to last in the race didn’t care who’d win it

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