HYBRID

by ADG.

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On this sophomore mixtape/album, I decided it would be best called a Hybrid, collection of experiences. Initial title was The 510 Blues but I believe it does not fit this theme. Therefore I will not give it a photo. I will remove the best tracks off of this and limit the expectations. Refine initial songs like Breaking Bad, Far Away (Interlude), Playboy, and O Laconia for future release.

I prefer to let you drift into my mind and see the fluff that I put out. I know there's genius inside but this isn't my best work, by any means. Enjoy the brief experience of HYBRID.

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released October 11, 2013

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Track Name: Where Do I Stand?
My kindness is not weakness
I got strength to admit this
But I can’t explain these feelings

My contradictions convert to repetition
Simple patterns turn into mistakes
I’ve made, I fall for the same
Type of shit that I keep hearing
And it’s what I’m fearing over and over

Open my book of secrets
And go ahead and talk shit
Like how y’all think I party
I don’t go out much and drink
Every night, I call the shots to
Be sober on most days, ain’t all about
The bitches, I lose confidence
Rather be happy alone than unhappy
I’m trapped in the reputation that I gained
I’m not a pimp, I’m just insane, bitches
Don’t deserve me now
I ain’t that interesting
For a former Christian
That didn’t fuck up in my mission
I got Bliss pills
Centrum every morning, No 20 mg
Of Citalopram, 6 years on and off the edge,
Hope I’m finally off, but now I’m on edge working hard for
A year now, there must be more to my spirit
It always keep floating, but my body’s still sinking
Leaves me under pressure, when my aunt tells my folks
My music’s too depressing, I’m not writing something poppy
I don’t focus on the mainstream
I’ve got my creative license to be an independent
Man but I got to practice my drive
I don’t speak a million lies, it’s not a waste for you to
Seek the truth of who I am
And you gonna ask me where I stand
In the end, it all goes back to where I began

Where do I stand?
Where do I stand?

What’s the meaning of me?
What’s the meaning of me?

You know I got no definition for the lifestyle that I live
You know I got no definition for the lifestyle that I live
Track Name: Escape
Chorus:
If I could turn back the clock
For the moment I forgot
Will my mistakes tell me
If I can escape
Can I escape?

Verse:
Is my life is an illusion
I fake a smile that comes
In and out
Is my personality a delusion
Of everyone I came across
That was better than me
I know they could see through
I could be a wannabe, for all you know
Every misstep I can make
May leave me a disgrace

Chorus 2:
If I could turn back the clock
For the moment I forgot
Will my mistakes tell me
If I can escape
Can I escape?
Can I escape?
Can I escape?

I can’t vanish
The impressions people
Fall onto me
Without a trace
I cannot lose my identity
I’m not a creep
Yea, I’m a weirdo
What the hell am I singing here?
Damn right I belong here
Damn I belong here

(Breakdown)

(Chorus 2)

Can I escape?
Can I escape?
Can I escape?

Can I
Can I
Can I
Escape

Can I
Can I
Can I
Escape
Escape

Verse:
It’s funny how withdrawing
Changes the situation, I got no
Emancipation you’re in
Complications, being a man
Of this generation
Miscommunication occurring often
I never took precaution stepping out
From Boston, changing from boyz to men
No one ever thought this shit would be real
Living life on a numb feel with responsibility
That’s average and it ain’t enough
For me, cause I want more than I bargain for
Paying my expenses, I’m not paid in full with what’s due
To get distracted by all the ways my heart’s been impacted
I see a crack in my armor, just gotta fill the void in
With virtual fantasies, my worst enemy
Need to drink this truth with a chaser
That’s hard 200 proof you’re gonna savior
I only want one favor

Ad-libs:
One favor
I got to escape
And I got to escape
Can I can I
Escapee

Outro:
Can I escape?
C-c-can I escape?
C-c-can I escape?
C-c-can I escape?
C-c-can I escape?
Track Name: On The Rise
I’m gonna keep you waiting
For a little while, got to
Release some tension that’s
Been pending forth on my mind
Putting others before myself
And I’m slowly losing sight
Of the vision I had
Didn’t leave me long ago
It’s only in the front of my mind
And I can’t even lie, it’s what I need
To have to keep me satisfied
To survive

I’ve grown comfortable at home
603 don’t need me no more
Too numb and settled on this shit
Who the fuck am I gonna miss
Very few, but if I make this change
Nothing’s gonna be the same
For me

So I pretended to get along
Pretty soon I’ll leave feeling headstrong
I know that my instinct won’t prove me damn wrong
And my family knows I’m gonna follow
The beat of my heart, not theirs anymore

On the rise
On the rise
On the rise
On the rise
Track Name: Dif'frent Strokes
Intro:
It’s funny to go on and look back now
And think about these burdens that
I kept track how do I carry so many
Transgressions, I swear it’s gonna
Be about confessions Right now
Right now

Chorus:
On my way, on my way, on my way down
On my way, on my way, on my way down
You're the one that was tryna keep me way down
But like the sun, know you know I found my way back 'round

Verse 1:
Shooting for the stars
Aiming high, made some of my
Standards low, I learned
How to work
I took a different path
That wasn’t expected, nine
Months at home, shows
You how to grow, and make
You feel handsome or
your hands full, take you
Through reality on exhaust
Can’t press pause not enough
Time is left to record the truth
You have faced as a man
It has to make you wonder
Where you stand, If this is proof
Of the life I have lived, then let me
Be the one to go ahead and say
It’s OK to turn around and
Change our past ways because we’re
Better off living on the way down

Chorus:
On my way, on my way, on my way down
On my way, on my way, on my way down
You're the one that was tryna keep me way down
But like the sun, know you know I found my way back 'round

Verse 2:
I lost it for a minute then I came back again
I reminisce, reminisce of a time, of an insane
Young man, a childhood that wasn’t easy but sure as hell wasn’t rough
Got to tell you my story
Target for attention, I was singing and dancing
When I was young to prove my worth to the kids
Knew this tension inside, I wished I wasn’t alive
Had tantrums almost every day in the Turtle Room
I even pissed on the beanie bag, I was mad I didn’t
Have a childhood, It was a curse I couldn’t accept myself
For some time, I can’t lie about how I used to hate being different
My flaws were almost based in ignorance
But this adult life might have been
A blessing, testing my strength
Misunderstood outcast stands the
Length of time, no longer in a safe
Way, it’s my way or the highway

(Chorus)

Chorus 2:
Dif'frent strokes, we could ride on em (back 'round)
Every folk gotta ride for em
(You're the one that was tryna keep me way down)
(But like the sun, I know you know I found my way back round...)

[Chorus 2]

[Outro: Choir]
Ohhhhhhhhhhohoh [4x]
La-la-la, la-la-la, la-la-la-la [4x]
I'm on my way, on my way, on my way down
I'm on my way, on my way, on my way down
You're the one that was tryna keep me way down
But like the sun, all you know I found my way back 'round, baby, back 'round...
You are the one that was tryna keep me way down
But like the sun, i know you I found my way back 'round, back 'round...
You are the one that was tryna keep me way down
But like the sun, i know you I found my way back 'round