The 510 Blues

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Finally, it is here. My revised refined vision of an album I despised. These are the blues and where they have left me. I touch on many topics in my existentalist quest. Please enjoy listening to everything you are hearing and enjoy these blues.

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released August 12, 2014

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Track Name: Hello
Hello, the first word I say
Tell a summary of this life
Show them what you want
To portray

Hello, my skies are feeling gray
All I ask is you stay and bear
With my strife, this is a cry

I hear the wall of notice
Stretching high, trapping me
Into this tangled web, giving more than
Less, who do I have to impress, messages
To send and wait for reply, I comply
when mystery ain’t a favor, I want
A taste of something sweet to savior
Hello
Hello
Am I addicted to the faces in my book I never met?
Hello
Hello
Do I follow wherever one tweets in hopes they can know me
Hello
Hello
I want to change my life again, tell me where you have been
Hello
Hello

I’ve been typin
Up tonight
Just searching for some life
Just searching for some life
Just searching for some life
I’ve been typin
Up tonight
Just searching for some life
Just searching for some life
Just searching for some life

For you my fellow drug
I consume your info for me to get tame
For you my fellow drug
I rely on the resources you provide

Hello, how did I get so mellow?
Track Name: Hologram
You wouldn’t even notice if I was there
Acting silent, not present this moment
Don’t phase me much cause I am ghost
Invisible to you cause you keep on passing me by
I see right through your lies
I know you think I’m not enough
But give me a chance and tell me what I am

Hook:
See me
Feel me
Touch me
Hear me
Breathe me
Love me
Fuck me
Leave me

Chorus:
Hollow, hologram
That’s exactly what I am
I don’t give a damn
I won’t give a glance
Because I’m too hollow
A hologram

Bridge (2x):
Stand by
Can you, can you stand by
Stand by
Can you, can you stand by

You wouldn’t even know about what I think
My thoughts alone, acting full grown
I hate enough cause I am toast
Burnt to a crisp cause you keep on passing me by
I see right through your lies
I know you think I’m not enough
But give me a chance and tell me what I am

Chorus:
Hollow, hologram
That’s exactly what I am
I don’t give a damn
I won’t give a glance
Because I’m too hollow
A hologram

Breathe me
Track Name: Playboy
My house is not home
I’ve been out to roam
Got no one to call my
Own (So you think you’re so cold
Why don’t you find someone different)

My talk was smooth
But now it’s forward, can’t help
Trying to find happiness
For myself, I don’t share
My wealth, but I can’t decide
If I want to be intimate or for
You to be my play date
Check mate I don’t think you’ll
Understand how I operate

But I’m not out of the woods yet boy
I’m not out of the woods yet boy
Am I just a player?
Am I just a player?
Am I just a player?

All I see is names
And numbers on my phone, I
Don’t have a picture
To connect with on my contacts
I ain’t easy to forget, but
I know girls play hard to get
Now who can I call for needs
That I can satisfy
You don’t want to ask why
It wasn’t meant to be this way
I can’t miss another act
To improvise and barely rehearse
I’m on that spontaneous life
For every new verse I get a product
Of my experience to write
I can’t correct my past mistakes
But I don’t reject my honesty
Find out who’s gonna be fond of me
When I know what to write for my wrongs
And put it all out into these songs
And you play on playa to the beat of this song
Don’t you know what you’re doing wrong here?
Don’t I know what I’m doing wrong here?
Don’t I know Don’t I know Don’t I know what I’ve been?
Don’t you know? Don’t you know?
Don’t you know? Don’t you know?

Outro:
Play on playa
I can’t help but fall into
The life
Well I just play on and on
And I like to play on and on
To the beat of this song
And I can’t help but to play
I’m not a playa
On that 12 play
I just question my reputation
That
Your body’s calling me
I don’t see nothing wrong
I don’t see nothing wrong
I got to get out what I put it now
I got to get out what I put it now
But I got to get out what I put it now
Just got to get out now
No I got to get out now
Track Name: Far Away (Interlude)
Far away
Are distant memories
I bury deep within
Far away
Is the childhood I never
Got to have, always
Growing up and looking
Beyond the past
Never could say I was at peace
But at last…

My dreams will never be far away, far away, far away
Imagine all my dreams come true but is that far away, far away, far away
I wouldn’t be homesick if I was far away, far away, far away
I’m not sure if I would miss a thing
I don’t want to miss this thing

Small town
Big dreamer
Catch me
Running on
The beat, Hope I’m
Part of the new elite
This record keeps
Playing, and my
Reverie keeps me going
Shooting the latest video
Then they find me on tour
And I swear the angles with
Their lens gonna make me
Look flattering, These looks can
Be deceiving and then I still push
To have the music for a living
Even when it ain’t in town
Looks like I’ll come home to the city

Pretty lights welcome
Stars on the rise but is this
Dream impossible for me?
Is it really possible for me
Or is it far away
Far away far away far away
Will I dream of this fantasy
Far away far away far away
Far away
Will they come to me or
Are my thoughts in a trance
Are my thoughts in a trance
Are my thoughts in a trance
Are my thoughts in a trance
Track Name: Too Short
Zealot comes up to me
As I work the register
Tells me have you ever thought of
Heaven, if you died today what would
Be the percentage
You make it up to the great blue sky
Is it a lie to I say 70, 75 percent but then I hear
Words that almost sound like an insult
But does it apply? Do I comply?

I’d rather have a spirit that wanders when
Heaven may not be what I expected
Hell if I know the Devil, he could
Please the heat inside of my bones

Hook (2x):
If we all come up too short
Too short, then why should we stand
Tall, If we’re feeling too short too short
Then who is there to call

I dreamt of everything I encountered
But I came up too short on my flaws
The wrongs I wrote I can’t forgive
How will I live?
If I wrote an apology as an ode
What will they expect if
They can’t forget the outcome
As I sing it on my album
Sing it on my, sing it on my album
Sing it on my, sing it on my album

Hook (2x):
If we all come up too short
Too short, then why should we stand
Tall, If we’re feeling too short too short
Then who is there to call
Track Name: Break The Chain
Feels like one of those nights
We rise, then fall to sleep
Browse through life
Searching, mind keeps wandering
For the answer until it gets drowsy
But these nights keep getting later
Not working in my favor

It seems I keep sleeping alone
Making the same mistakes
The cycle goes I tune in to the positive
Then tune out all the negative
Try to ignore my father’s crystal ball
And predictions of what he called right
Right

Chorus (2x):
Break the chain
History repeats
Break the chain
History repeats
This is all you know, know, know
This is all you know, know, know

Rap:
You can go your own way
And find your forte
If this is all I know, then
What do I suppose
If I try to fight for control, the goal
For this life I live is not to give up
Rough, I did too many past mistakes
None so criminal, I can name drop shit no subliminal
But I can’t prove the past wrong, presently I write
This song, the future got me grown
Colder feelings so young, how do I own the scars
That don’t heal with me, let’s keep it real for a while
And it’s a new style when the stakes are raised
We’re just lazy with setting up these paper plates
Time can’t erase memories that go too deep
Now I got to take a leap
A leap

Break the chain
History repeats
Break the chain
History repeats
This is all you know, know, know
This is all you know, know, know
Break the chain
History repeats
Break the chain
History repeats
Track Name: 510 (Don't You Kerr)
This is where you left me
Touched by the bitches I see
And by the time that I leave
You won’t care to retrieve
What we shared in the moment
Together, I thought it was more
Than I could bare to expose
Even with the doors closed
You still open me up
Cause I know some shit will never change
Never gonna be the same cause I’ll break the pattern I made

Chorus:
5-1-0 (I’m beyond this bullshit)
5-1-0 (I’ll run my mouth with this)
5-1-0 (I’ll seal it with a kiss)
If you know my name then I still hold the reign
I’m doing something right so you can’t play this
Game, this is the core of what I feel
Got to keep it real when I sing these blues, blues (Don’t you care)
Blues, blues (Don’t you care)
Blues, blues (Don’t you care)
Blues, blues (Don’t you care)

Got me thinking about 510
And all the memories that lie within
Don’t you remember what happened then
Wondering where I have been
Cause you wouldn’t notice if I was there, will I break
The pattern I made, hopefully I can make that change

5 10 blues, blues (Don’t you care)
5 10 Blues, blues (Don’t you care)
5 10 Blues, blues (Don’t you care)
5 10 Blues, blues (Don’t you care)

...

Can’t even find my place
And ooh I cannot erase
This pain to suffer
Just trying to find my grace
Amazing they say
If I could do it over
Don’t you care don’t you care don’t you care
These blues make me wishing
For more money less problems
Hopefully they can solve em for my sake, my sake
Cause petty problems grow pretty
When you’re missing the goddamn city

I’m so cold
I’m so cold
I’m so cold
I’m so cold
I’m so cold
I’m so cold
I’m so cold
I’m so cold

And alone out here
And alone out here
And alone out here
And alone out here
And alone
Loneee
Ohhh
Yeahhhhhh
Oh na no no no
Track Name: O Laconia
I am no slave
I am entitled
To what’s right for
My kind tonight

I have been oppressed
Long ago and practice
The skill to reject your fragile feeble
Closed minds

Don’t take us back
On board to the mother ship
We are still living for opportunity

And you will hear us sing
This hymn chanting our freedom
For the rest of our days


You don’t need to confine
The defects we possess
This desolate history don’t make
Us blessed, no reparations can
Fix the damage made
In the institution

O Laconia
O Laconia
Am I a slave amongst
The humans I fight
For tonight
O Laconia
If you knew my story
You would understand
Why I have this right

Outro:
Kumbuka maisha ambayo sisi walikuwa mara moja funge. Kumbuka changamoto ilichukua kwa sisi kupata hapa. Kuwa huru. Ya maandiko. Ya taasisi. Ya matarajio. Uhuru! Uhuru! Uhuru!

Remember the life to which we were once confined. Remember the challenges it took for us to get here.
Be free. Of the labels. Of the institutions. Of the expectations. Freedom! Freedom! Freedom!
Track Name: Second Chances
Second chances
We don’t get that many
Better recognize what I got here
How I fucking got here
Yes I recognize
I’m in this life I roam and I recognize this ain’t enough
I don’t care what anyone says but I’ve been wasting time
For too long too long, I’m depressing for too long
I’ve been sitting too long, back in my parents’ home
Working jobs I pretend to like, do my life over right
I experience the heat, pressure’s burning up life
I can’t settle down these urges and I don’t feel wanted enough
Ooh but until then

Been withdrawing
Yea you feel me slippin
And man I’m out, for better or for worse
That was two years ago
I don’t care what I feel but I’m reminded of the Northeast for too long, too long, too long
Yea, I’ve been regretting this long
I’ve been waiting too long, tryna write this fucking song
To experience my peak, even as it comes to me
Opportunity disappears, and I have too many fears
Like singing about these bitches that got no self esteem
Yea I talk about my issues but I hope you don’t leave
Just listen as I sing this final note
Oooh but until then