LifeAlert

by Wool See

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LifeAlert is the 4th release in under a year from Wool See – a “one-man band” consisting of the prolific Northwest emcee/producer IAME. Like the previous 3 releases, LifeAlert was seasonally inspired and is the final addition to the #WoolSeasons set. Though it was released towards the end of the season, LifeAlert corresponds with Fall and much of the album’s subject matter revolves around things coming to an end. While this can be dark at times, LIfeAlert uses death as a reminder that life should be loved and that love can be lived.

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released December 11, 2015

All songs written, performed, produced, recorded, mixed, loved, loathed, over-analyzed, and ultimately accepted by Wool See.

Artwork by Sapient - sapientkills.com

Mastered by Zebulon Dak - zebdak.com

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Track Name: Alert
We all must come to terms
Life Alert..
When that light is burning out..

We all must come to terms
When that Life Alert
When that light is burning out…

I feel it breathing down my neck
Track Name: Manufracture
manufracture.. manufracture

Never Fix - Manufracture -  they prescribing
the medicine - Manufracture - maximizing
the profits - Manufracture - from the pharmacy
to wall street - manufrac

We human beings weren't equipped with the same back strength of ants
our colonies left the farms for manufacturing plants
Industrial revolution, then to labs we advanced
information age to the next in blink of eye - that’s
super fast, through the lens of google glass
cool lil’ apps, inconvenience is a task
we can accomplish with what now fits in our pocket
and perhaps the
next stock market crash will be tripping algorithm driven,  
facebook status: grapes of wrath


my leaky cup runneth over..
my broken glass is half full..
Yea, the perfect schemes a money making machine
ca-ching ca-ching, the consu-merican dream - we keep buying it

my leaky cup runneth over..
my broken glass is half full..
Yea, the perfect schemes a money making machine
that’s built cheap, so eventually it breaks and we keep buying it

Never Fix - Manufracture -  they Prescribe
the medicine - Manufracture - Maximize
the profits - Manufracture - from the pharmacy
to wall street - manufracture - build it faulty

Dollar quantity over quality of life - life? - Fuck your life
Lifes ill, sometimes life might kill
Take the pill, hurts to swallow
the pain it heal will return tomorrow
suppress the symptoms, that's big business
Big pimpin, hard as Pfizer
Keep grandma alive, won’t euthanize her
while she suffers, she pays the piper
Should walk to the light but they leave the life support on
So the poor woman
can't die with dignity, while the enemy
Rakes in dough, that's the HMO
The pharma suit taking all her loot
This the trap we fall into, shits out of wack
need a chiropract
need some eastern meds, piece of mind
shift perspectives, yes it’s time
read a fucking book, maybe watch a doc
food matters, truth does not..
in the wild west, where the side affects
include mild dizziness, diarrhea and death
sounds fantastic, sign me up
shove it in my plastic, shiny mug..
Track Name: Somber Zombie
Sashay past with the side gallop,
You wish u had moves of my caliber
I’m Galifanakis
with a knack for awkward interactions and drab fashion..
Go ahead and ask someone - no debate
I like to elevate, I make this heavy noise everyday
Let it bang at the unleaded tank with Joe Budden - pump pump it up!

You know fucking what?
I see tons of suffering,
Drugs, destruction (what else?)
Guns take love ones, got me bugging (we expendable)
All the fucking action of a world with no compassion..
Got me hunting hash, hit that now I’m high spazzing,
plane with no landing gear,
look down, both feet on ground with no traction,
Wallet full of plastic I'm in debt to, no cash
But I got these business cards that look classy..

It's the same old bull, How can this be sustainable? (I don’t know, I don’t know)
It's the same old bull, How can this be sustainable? (How can this be?)
It's the same old bull, How can this be sustainable? (I don’t know, I don’t know, I’m tripping)
It's the same old bull, It’s the same old..

- I’m tired but I keep going (yawn), I’m tired but it don’t stop


This is how I'm living then, praying for forgiveness,
questioning its relevance,
tell me the difference between guilt an innocence
without concepts that are nebulous - born sinner
Default the dark side
But the force in him
Torch lit up..
Trying to see the lost signs
Tour guide is that little
Voice inside saying it loves you
and knows what you capable of -
Greatness, but ain't same time you ain't shit,
Always the same evaluation
Why I feel like I'm at heaven’s gates pacing?
Cuz I know the emptiness of what I'm chasing.. Don't know how to change it.
Don't know where to start so I make this,
Know it's not enough so there's anguish,
know self hate like my first language,
self taught the virtue of patience..
Rosetta Stone for the self appreciation (I’m learning)


If you with it, come get it
I'm winning like bidding the highest
No visible limit, I been permitted to fly this
Craft past the sky, with rocket thrusters
Space XXX - cosmic hustler
Elon Musk my smell - can't mask it with cologne,
Tell nasa that I'm gone..
Can't phone home when I'm out here roving Mars
Cuz the roaming charges serious as open heart
Surgery.. I’m a nerd emcee that's sweet like the wonka candy
But hard at the same time, might strike a nerve in teeth
So the dentist get to drilling like that turd Slim Jesus..
I give these juveniles root canals,
make them see the truth and bow,
every thing from me and me crew is crown,
never will we stupid down, step it up
If you don't like the view from ground,
climb a hundred flights, get to the roof - dismount!
Track Name: Over Turnt
I ain't got no weapons..
You can drop your defense
This ain't even real life
This is just a dream sequence
We don’t need no stress
Need some to time decompress
Need a little space, a little room..
Maybe you just some friends to vent to
then you brand new (News)
Stop the presses.
Got something to say,
Get it off your chest..
The best therapys just getting out the message
It ain't necessarily even about the listener..
Though it sure is nice to have you
I make these cuts, no knives will stab you
I execute with no guns to shoot
It’s not a metaphor, we are at war
If you asleep, then you a victim
If you asleep it means you’re indifferent
If you got hate inside, your on the losing side..
For love, wisdom and truth I ride
If you about that life, then let's unite..
if you ain't about nothing life'll pass you by,
There’s a lot of cool motherfuckers on the losing side
Already told you, put that hate aside but you ain’t listening

And it’s overdue, you overdosed on that “over it” now it’s over you..
You the oldest news, the oldest trick in a book that they just skimming through

The reason that you’re so miserable, you ain't listening to what's inside of your heart it's hard in this insane world.. You can barely hear it
You’re so fucking turnt up

I should know cuz I been there too, when pain had poisoned my point of view,
but somewhere deep down I knew the truth - I could barely hear it
I was so fucking turnt up

Turn it down..
You in the club where the Turn Ups loud
And the buzzards above you circling round..
While you waiting for that beat to drop
They probably waiting on you
Bet they get faded off you..
Cuz you po-up, drank, rinse, repeat,
Repeat til you rinsed in that swimming pool
I was in it too - 2 & A Half Men winning fool..
What I went thru on a typical binge might’ve supplied more than that
But I put I first like I were an Apple..
Thank God I got a handle on that
Owe it all to him and the family that had my back
I’ll pay them back if its the last thing I do
I just pray I get the chance to do it..
Some got those oil rigs with those blow torches
Some overseas in those armed forces..
Some got kids and wife, some got kids and drama
We got bills to pay, we got debt we drown in
I know I'm not around too much these days
But y’all in my heart, and that’s a guarded place
Safe in a world so dark,
where a man who claim God would eat another man’s heart for his cause
How can you not care?
Track Name: Buddy Insole
There's alway, there's always,
there's always something in the way

I tend to dwell, inside a den of doom..
Trying to steer clear of it like ten and two
But something ends up obstructing my view
It's odd.. Lake Eerie I've sunk into
Fear of it's something new - walking dead
Architect.. Drew the blueprint, blue lips.
Blew a kiss
I didn't try to catch
Cuz the virus spreading
I know my life is threatened
I survived the ending
This the credits, I'm not sweating..
Levels after level,
Loss after loss
The final boss ain't always the toughest to beat
But it's relief none the less
Bittersweet when laid to rest
My legacy now manifest
See it... that's
Mine.. For worse, better or adequate
Been Battling these demons, their words in my head implanted
Yet I navigate this treacherous stretch of sky
’Til I arrive at the destination that lies,
Above the clouds, high…

Do body & soul reside in the skull?
Is the heart strictly pumping blood
Or is it also determination and love
What are we conscious of? not even our own conscious’ sub
I like to think my awareness extends past myself but that's impossible -
We could study the same object close
Report two different experiences
Shout them as loud as we can, and neither would hear the difference
So why we bother arguing at all,
When our perspectives hide behind a brick wall
The Bad wolf of disagreement - huff and puff but no luck
The structure stands and some will never leave it
Some adjust their stance based on what's convenient
Or whatever benefits them the most - Politico
And it goes on and on and on, so much noise
And almost none of its mine.. That's a travesty if you ask me
I know, none is asking me..

Keep thinking something's gonna give
Keep thinking something's gonna give
Look around it already did,
And still all I see is thieves taking
Greeds making us, breathe flames
As green acres burn, we cremate to earn
Teach hate so early, prenatal learning
You know they say that money talks?
More like it preach satan sermon
I'm determined to get mine though, mind over matter
Trying to keep my spinal from shattering
Integrity, but I can feel this world breaking me
I pray to the
highest most benevolent to settle it
Never will I ever quit - this energy I emit is permanent \
Swirling in this universe like cursive lettering...
A beautiful chaotic mess, in the scope of it we hardly matter
But we're matter none the less..
Back to mind over, I climb over Everest
Keep ascending past, stash my dope where heaven is
Take a hit in case you need the evidence
It's more than just a reference
I live my life with reverence to what comes after this
but keep the present tense dense.. I keep the present tense dense,
just trying to live..
Track Name: Volatile
My dark side ain't full blown evil, I'm no maniacal villain..
Just a cynical man,
Who knows that tyrants love killing
I doubt I can do a damn thing to change that
They got the damsel tied up to the train tracks
The question remains asked..
In this scenario, am I Dudley Do-Right, riding to the rescue
Or the train itself, running right on schedule?
The thing that does the damage just by doing what it’s meant to..
Everyday, every night
This terrifies me like ghost stories by campfire might’ve
When I was at an age when paranormal was cause for fright
Before the real world’s real horror was brought to light
But once unveiled, it stays florescent lit,
On a campaign trail (Trumping) running for president
But it's anonymous donors that haunt my soul,
the bread behind the sponsored post,
they bought their host, they got your votes, it's over..
You think this matters?

There’s no control in this volatile world
-Rich men and their henchmen questing to rule this but their efforts are fruitless
There’s no controlling this volatile world
-Guess the best you can do is forget the threats that are looming,
out of sight, out of depth - impending doom

All I know is there's a code for the chaos
We try to crack but we can only scratch the surface
Kill the establishment -
I'm a compassionate person
But I'd like to actually hurt it
Inflict enough pain to match what it serves us..
Justice, just as it leaves my lips
I can't help but feel like an idealist
Naive to what this really is
Now I'm back on this binge
Chef’s hat in the kitchen
The dish I'm cooking anarchist-tinged
Cannabis stench and the randomest mix of flavors -
Part nihilist, part blind believer
I'm a builder, I’m a dreamer
I'm at peace within the swirling bedlam
I'm a wreck when alls serene
Fighting for some tranquil headroom
Instead I get this awful scene
Yet again, jettison, I'm found, I'm lost
I'm Foster Revell
Winding up strangers I've concocted myself
Shout out Barf Loko
and all my logos, there more than just brands
I've got a few but I’m no mogul, that's fam
Track Name: Cream Kills
Noise polluting, trying to get that gluten (like pasta)
You know, that dairy (Alfredo sauce)
No dietary restrictions (not one)
Give me a peanut
My reaction, the face of satisfaction
Sorry for the stupid shit
Blame the public school system
I'm the fool you get, get used to it
Convinced I could still hold public office but I'd rather do useful shit
I'm working.. To make a difference in this world
But there's poison in the comforts that exist In it
Beautiful euthanasia of an exclusive nature..
U.S. Angel of death
They might shoot your face up
(don’t take their guns)
But they take your child's food away and shut down
Planned Parenthood
They all about making sure they're good
we're fair game,
it ain't fair, it's always their move

I swear, I swear, I swear
This cream gon’ be the death of me
I swear, I swear, I swear
This cream gon’ be the death of me (and you too)

It's that motherfuckin top layer - Butterfat
My budget slim cuz I ain't got enough of that
One percent - and I don't mean milk
They hoard it all, their gut so fat, they keep loosening they belt
Eventually, they do away with the pants completely
Look at ‘em, little fancy piggies
Tuxedo top, naked from the waste down
When they see the trough, they start salivating they mouths
Salivating lakes out, thinking bout a weekend at the lake house
Thinking bout tee time at the country club
They love to brunch it up
They got the right accoutrements
They flaunt all the newest bougie, douchey, gucci stuff
Why I am hating?
Part of me wants to be like them,
Part of me already is, been known to splurge
A healthy percent of my earnings
But I can't enjoy it fully cuz the world sick hurling
Serpents make it rain we hydroplaning swerving

Man I swear this beef gone be the death of us bro.. this beef you know what I’m sayin?
Yo.. Let’s flip the script.. I wanna talk about terraforming.. I read some science articles, I don’t really know what the fuck I’m talking about but peep game.

If we're gonna heat up Mars, get it a little more cozy
one might propose we
Hit ‘em with some greenhouse gasses
that signature blend we perfected,
Think I'm making this up?
Check the facts
This the product of more promising minds than mine
But I'd like to take it a few steps further
Maybe we can save earth and cook Mars
If we send ‘em all our cows (talking bout)
Space burgers
Track Name: Departures
This is God’s green kingdom we burning
I am but a humble servant
Off this saliva, praise Jesus
Off this indica, Inshallah
It’s not blasphemous I face demons bruh
Extremists pick sides then pick teams of like-minds
Fortify diving lines between science and divine
What institution of lies do you subscribe to?
Who supplies what your greed heart pines for?
I sip on pinesol when life don’t give me lemons
When it does, I need a different buzz
Some turbo, Errl for the furlough
Shatter got me Shatnered, at Warp speed, traveling the wormhole
The enterprise okay though, like Kato -
I’m laid up at the crib until it’s time to testify
Extra low, extra high, simultaneously fine
for the moment at least, could be gone next blink of an eye (no goodbye)

Away We Go..

I’m at peace with it overall.. I have faith in God
I don’t know what that means to you but that word to me is a tool
To express benevolence that’s incommunicable
Devils and angels disguise themselves as strings
and easily infiltrate us cuz their flesh is the same (who can you trust)
So much stress on the brain
Searching for asylum I find nun like Jessica Lange
Treasure the pain and the pleasure, both are measurements of living
They distract us from death’s impending visit
My Mom’s baby sisters 56 with early onset dementia
so my dying Grandparent’s are mentally sharper than their youngest daughter
it’s a trip - all three are at a rapid pace declining
Despite some claims, this isn’t the age of age-defying
Maybe someday the rich will hold that over our heads too but my breath ain’t held
I’m fine with the process - love, lose, grieve and bid farewell
Track Name: Resistance to Rise
Wake up..
I hit that snooze button

Cuz when I wake up there's resistance to rise..
My worse nightmares got nothing on this real life
Awake and waiting for the pain to subside
But it never dies...

Cuz every morning when I open my eyes
I must remind myself we all been desensitized
Align my 5 senses with love that's divine
Pray it never dies.. Pray it never dies

This life- long and beyond.. This life short, blink we gone..
But what lives on could be this song - who the hell am I?
Right now I'm just hella high, but when I land I'm just a regular guy..
I might be irrelevant, tell me why
I'm staying for the sale instead of bailing, bye
If you been told it'll be televised, you been ill advised
Wish I could break down the politics like Killer Mike
Wish I could break down the spiritual shit like Russell brand..
But every time I try to get the words out it's just a jumbled ramble.
The puzzles scrambled..
Fuck it then.. Some will never understand

Cuz when I wake up there's resistance to rise..
My worse nightmares got nothing on this real life
Awake and waiting for the pain to subside
But it never dies...

Cuz every morning when I open my eyes
I must remind myself we all been desensitized
Align my 5 senses with love that's divine
Pray it never dies.. Pray it never dies

no oh oh oh oh oh
No oh oh oh

This a eternal struggle..
Once there was only dark,
if you ask me the lights winning..
When the high kicks in - I'm McConaughey in the Lincoln.
Eyes squinted behind something tinted
Prescription lenses to see the fine print when
Any transaction is made..
Read between the lines, I'm trying to catch mistakes
Before they happen..
This Minority Report, I'm drafting
Ain't concerned about who's border passing.
We all humans but humanity is sorely lacking..
Look at the corpses of children from Syria, Israel, Palestine
We all serial killers and the count is high
Nigeria, Darfur these bodies pile
North Korea getting nuclear..
Here in the U.S, we do as we told,
Consume what is sold - happy meals and distractions,
guns & cameras flashing.. iPhones & kardashians..
give us that - upgrade ASAP (I'd rather stay asleep)
Track Name: Trying to Hold On
Lighting something up like it's your birthday,
Sweet as frosting.. Ashes falling like leaves in Autumn yeah

We spend this money like it’s nothing to a boss (wait, they make it rain how much?)
I’m my own boss with next to nothing in my bank account,
but this a special night baby, I’mma take you out.. let’s paint the town
Red as I can afford..
I think I got enough for one door (That's it)
I left my mark though
Rothko
Ruffalo
Perfect for the part Hulk
Can't fucking cope
With this explosive anger (I am)
The soul disabler
Was close to the edge
Now I'm far, vertically
faith required for the leap
But none if pushed, in fact
That’ll make you lose it fast
Now, how loose your grasp?

I'm just trying to hold on..
(I’m just trying to hold on, hold on, hold on)
I’m close to losing it
(That what you don't want)
Close to losing it, yeah

I'm just trying to hold on..
(I’m just trying to hold on, hold on, hold on)
I’m close to losing it
(That what you don't want)
Close to losing it,
Become so use to it
I’m close to losing it (I’m so close
And what happens then I won’t be choosing it
(I won’t be in control)
But if it's up to me I won't be losing it
(I’m gonna try)
And what you’ll see is a true display of strength
and strive for the same…
If this don’t drive me insane first

What more can you ask of me?
This worlds fucked, contractually
I'mma breach it, no allegiance to the elite
Leaders leaching.. Coch brothers tit
Mother’s milk received
Deceitful, cover steeped
Lady liberty a milf they seek
To hit ’til she used up
Ain't Interested in pleasure that's mutual
Ain't satisfied unless it's sadomasochistic and abusive
By force against refusal
and it’s futile resisting
unless you looking for a suitable suicide mission
And maybe I am… then no more can they ask of me,
no more can they tax from me..
Just taxidermy my corpse, more ornaments for their mantlepiece..
In this den of horrors every little orphan Annie sees..
Can't shield her from 'em
Can't fill her stomach, fill her brain with toxins
Make her view herself as object on the street for profit,
still the cheapest offer
Track Name: Medium Security
When the storm hits we'll see if the fortress
Is secure as we thought
We took some precautions
But nature’s force is only growing more ferocious
With each passing year
Will Supplies last, or will the rations clear?
Like the forests, like the bees
Plenty oil, plenty plastic in the sea
Less fish though..
Shits dope
Not really but I'm smoking my self silly
In the face of serious woes
Ain't Running through the 6
I'm smebbing in the 5.. O3
Where those trees legalized
and an influx of hipsters raised the cost of living but
I'm still here with the same income
So if that don't force me out the city, maybe I'll stay to see the “big one”
They say a quakes due…
In a town known for bridges, only 2 supposedly quake-proof
Okay cool, I'll stay on the east side of the river ’til we see seismic activity

And when it all comes crashing down,
Is it worth how high we rose?
When Sky-scrapers turn to ground zero
And poisonous vapors send our lost and found heroes to chemo
And when it all comes crashing down,
The only thing rising is smoke..
Yesterday's empire is today's fire
There'll be a new one standing in its place tomorrow

Highway to the danger zone.. Age of Ultron
I'm Calm in the trauma like James Spader tone
Ain't a throne worth watching, until these rulers are usurped
of the their power, we the show and they the viewers
They keep a close eye on their dominion
in the event we organizing and dissenting
and we make it so simple damn Instacam on
selfie taking, self surveilling huh, isn't that odd?
How are obsession with fame and fortune got our frames distorted
We give up everything emulating
Those who can afford to
They exposing themselves but it's a power move
Your exposure means you're more vulnerable to their shrouded truths
They snake oil salesmen claiming they found fountain youth
and you blindly buy what they selling, I'm calling out the ruse
Guess the chicken came home and it's about to roost
Change the game on ‘em like audibles
- No I'm breaking all the rules

Now we
In the wake, in the aftermath
In the wake, in the aftermath
You was never woke (no)
You was never woke
You was never awake
When it was happening
Now we
In the wake, in the aftermath
In the wake, in the aftermath
You was never woke (no)
You was never woke
You was never awake
When it was happening

(where the hell were you at?)

When it was an avalanche falling
Coldest fate, barreling towards you
Business as usual, casual, formal
Suit and tie or golf shirt and khakis,
Casualties stacking
that's what this system does,
I don't resist enough
so I'm guilty as next man, hands stained can't rinse the blood
That's why I'm twisting up..
Trying to forget it but it's backed up on all my hard drives, sims and such
Plus that fucking omniscient cloud
It holds some intel on even the most of Amish of crowds
This doesn't end well, Orwell “84” warned us
We ignored it, now we on that 2 way telescreen gorging
As long as we look gorgeous in self portraits
They build profiles, our preferred media misinform us
Warm is the climate but the heart of man sub zero..
Difference inching more extreme until, of course, our reckoning
Track Name: Zoom Out
Between awe and no feeling at all.. I stay
where the guillotine is law
and every deity is appalled
Seats need reupholstering -
A stand is too involved
moral fabrics do dissolve when
held under the acid rain of passion
Now, what's faster to evolve?
good or evil, or is it all one in the same, yin and yang
tough discussion, when the hammer gets banged - no construction
world class wrecking crew, demolition derby
If the world lacks respect for you, hit 'em with that Serbian M-90
I google weapons for the sake of rhymes
Somewhere someone's doing it with intent to buy
and use for homicide, genocide, suicide, what side you side with?
I'm for peace, that's still a side to die with, psilocybin (trip)
I'm wasting space on some NSA watch-list
Portland cops know about my next concert before my audience
I hope not but that's optimistic
extremes seem moderate in hindsight
that tree was just a bonsai,
thought it was a redwood..
thought I felt a mudslide
when I just had a wet foot..
Slippery slope, I'm inclined to believe
When liberty is sold like it's a right, not a feat
But in it's truest sense it means there’s nothing to defy
Freedom by design isn't free, when there's a higher set of rules we do abide by

The Macro - is beyond the beyond that we know
The Micro - we don't agree on and fight over

We all in this regardless of the petty arguments,
squash the politics and pass the peace offering

The Macro - is beyond the beyond that we know
The Micro - we don't agree on and die over

The consequence of narcissism in this parliament,
squander resources while chasing that short-term dominance

Between horror and boredom as I
Skim through the headlines
peruse the channels, surf the plastic sea
beautiful sandy beach, on the verge of catastrophe
I sift through cocaine, party and bullshit to get to
lumps of that real substance
My stomach upset, but my brain is disgusted
Courage I've mustered, to march forward, but my feet ain't catch up yet
Get it? it’s a condiment joke
God I'm the joke, it's no wonder I'm broke (I'm so confident tho)
At 18, I got fired from Subway cuz the manager didn’t like my sandwich art..
Years later, it's still basically the same…
You leaning over the sneeze guard - yo that’s too close
Meanwhile my allergies are
killing me so the irony's I'm the one who needs a barrier
between me and your meatball sub
Hows that a metaphor apply? Well, I made what you're consuming
and can't guarantee it's fit for humans..
my main concern was just getting it down the line,
your enjoyment was an afterthought
If you need me I'll be hiding where the napkins are, slacking off..
You may say I have a way of straying off topic
but in the grand scheme were all a bit myopic
from where there’s always rain on the doppler, when what's popular is binocular
my Hubble telescope view is obscure

The Macro - is beyond the beyond that we know
The Micro - we don't agree on and fight over
We all in this regardless of the petty arguments,
squash the politics and pass the peace offering

The Macro is beyond the beyond that we know
The Micro we don't agree on and die over
The consequence, of narcissism in this parliament
squander resources chasing short-term dominance

The Macro is beyond the beyond that we know
The Micro we don't agree on and fight over
We all in this regardless any star status,
log out the ego and tap into higher consciousness

The Macro is beyond the beyond that we know
The Micro we don't agree on and die over
The consequence of narcissism is bipartisan,
we martyrs in the name of sovereign profit margins
Track Name: Autumn
Birth to death, work the steps
It'll hurt your neck so it's worth protecting
Circumventing any circumstance that my work against you, First world depression
These words are questioned
My issues, even my tissues are privileged dude
If I'm asking you to feel my sadness, you're welcome to laugh -
it was a momentary lapse of judgement, whoops
I’m going forth and back between
Wasn't this place sick before it added me?
Is that justification for my apathy?
If most of my days spent trying to axe the tree,
I'm examining my self and surroundings
Pain is astounding,
Love is indelible, the end is inevitable
And then.. well, we never know
Every exit is also an entrance
I believe it but it doesn't dull the senses
When I'm grieving one I lost, I'm so defenseless
When i need ‘em but they crossing over thresholds
We either leave them or get left, there's no exceptions
There’s no exceptions, there’s no exceptions
Nothing to do but count your blessings
If you lose count, reinvest ‘em..
Pay it forward, see how far u can stretch it
If you only got a few, only got a vestige
Hold that close in your motherfucking death grips
I’m screaming inside like MC Ride
Assembly lining this product to meet supply
When the hype subsides and the frenzy die
I might have enough to renew this lease on life (nevermind the rents too hight)

We will fall
we all will, it’s not our will
We all fall, we all will
We will fall
We all will, it’s not our will
We will fall, we all fall, we will..

And this might be the time to revisit
The highlights from this existence,
I’m trying to live in the now but it’s so elusive, always missing out
This might be the time to look forward
The future upon us
I plan my next step like rocking climbing, no harness
I’m cautious - the stakes are high-igh-igh
Yellow lights flashing - you decide
Slow up or speed down, wrong move you collide
I’m just trying to get through another day’s congestion
Suppressing the coffins imminent arrival (see what I did there?)
I’m still one step closer, on this path that was laid
I’m still one breath closer to the last one I take
This might be the time to revisit, this might be the time to look straight
Ahead, don’t know where I’m heading but I’m on my way
I’m sure there’s hell and heaven
There destinations for the living
We were born in prison, the cell’s unlocked but we’ve formed a vision that it isn’t
but that’s a lie
they condition us with this “afterlife”
I just want heaven while I can have it, I’ll fall in the hands of God when it’s my time
and the world singing

Clap Clap, then I reload..
Track Name: Blood Moonlighting
Nice with it, Godsend
Your top ten, I’mma top them when it’s all said and done
what time is it Ahmed?,
Bomb squad, bring the noise and it's all heavy
Off the head, I off heads.. Who wanna get it?
it's on and getting onner by the second
Armageddon, I'm a get em.. Yep yep almost got em
ermagherd
The excitement got me turnt like a curvature
If you scared get converted first then referred to church
The service stir your soul circular
I move around this sphere ’til the sounds revered like “Brits coming” not spears
Why exclude her?
She can ride the scooter
And other wholesome family activities..
I mean Rihanna is mini golfing, SZA is on the slip and slide
If I convince my wife to consider sister wives then this the life… maybe
(’til then)

I’m Blood moonlighting
I’m Blood moonlighting
I’m Blood moonlighting
I’m out for blood, thirsting
Give it up, give it up give it up

Let’s play ball..
y’all motherfuckers struck out,
I'm in the dugout, Kirby Puckett - ain’t worried about nothing
Cuz I'm a hitter, I get it out the park like litter
Now it's next door’s problem - Kimmy Gibbler
The kid blurt something out to make your brain feel disturbed
Could get hurt, but I'd prefer not so where this Kevlar
and these reflective strips when it gets dark
My recklessness that of Stuntman Mike
Should front a punk band like
Glenn Danzig, I'm dancing
On the surface of this Earth A.D.
Don't cry to me oh baby..
Die die my darling
I tried discarding..
You were so hard to kill
My kind of party
Eyes wide for jarring
Clockwerk Orange - cut my thoughts off at source to stop the scourge
as I’m


The level I'm on - Lebanon
Hezbollah
Heads will roll
Unrest… Middle East to the
Midwest,
Heartland cardiac arrest
Feel it radiate from your chest outward
Halpert, I'm working (Office)
Albert, I'm certain
It's all relativity, get with me
Periphery - gray sky
Epiphany - great Scott
I put a rip in the space time
Continuum..
Distorted reality
You’re like “How did we end up in the interim”
Interstellar, in The Cell
Descend and dwell
Into the Sub-dimension - Hell
This is swelling
And continues to rise
Like my wrath, Pack some ice and apply that
Track Name: One2change
Can I be the one?
Can I be the one to change?

I believe if you embrace love
You make the world a better place but
As much as I don't want it to be the case, I’m
pretty sure not everyone's capable of it
Some people are born warm days and others are tornadoes
but don't let the storm break us.. We must brave it
Grave are the stakes
We have something great and we waste it
It's crazy
I'm just trying to live, it's all we gotta do
I keep something lit, like me it grew
With the right shelter, under watchful eye
Then it was cut loose at the proper time
To my mom & dad, thanks for for all I had,
Thanks for not turning your backs on me when our views clashed
I didn't grow up to be a huge asshole,
So pat yourselves on the backs, I love you

Can I be the one?
Can I be the one to change?

I can be the one
I can be the one to change
Track Name: Baller Down
I illustrate each page until it's HD
Then put it in your face,
shameless like Will H. Macy
They raised in gestation crates and my range free
There's no comparing the way our brains think
The weakest of this chain's links
Ain't the one who gave you Lamestream
My whole discog will make you change dreams
I spit raw like fish, hot as that paste green
So get your chopsticks and soy sauce then taste sea..
Really your drowning it.. Wandered in it was waste deep.
On the other side of it the earth beneath shook violently then waves reached
high into the sky, splashed the satellites in space Be-
fore the came roaring toward you with the force of eighteen
18-wheelers, coordinated by the A-team
On the interstate speeding
Upon impact, your ribs crack
Into small pieces, perfect for braising

One of these days, your reign will be done
One of these days you'll fly into the sun

This so simple ain't it
Been about this shit for ages
Might not be your bishes favorite
But I learned the future like drizzy
And assimilated, not a business major
getting paper, I’m a risk-taking innovator
Difference-maker
pixel-mega, bigger picture I view
Ain't worried bout the path that's tried and true, mines new
If this only about the revenue
My pockets never knew
This my Avenue, making shit not everybody’s trying to step into
If I'm just being realistic
I know this shtick ain't for everyone (I know)
Too many words, might be reminiscent of some
“linguistic ballistic lyrical miracle” (cypher)
Ain't this supposed to be a new day?
I should be telling you bout this here lifestyle
On post-apocalyptic, trap with the hat triplets
This is doom-bap, get your ass kicked then it’s lights out


I'm a rapper slash capitalist, but I'm lacking success..
If I had it, I’d probably be in the lap of excess and it'd be thrusting gently (I’d be weirdly aroused)
It don't matter I guess…
How noble this tendency to lean socialist
My faith broke to bits
I want to “feel the Bern”
I want to feel the current POTUS but he keeps on sicking drones on kids
Can't condone this shit
But I also cant be righteous, blood on my hands and Nikes
Everything in the modern world that's so satisfying
has a price that's more abhorrent than what's on that tag your eyes see
Advertising freedom of choice that's contrived
Innocent lives sacrificed to give you brand new iThings
Distractions so mesmerizing
hooked up IV to the media they control to keep you all (duuuuuh)
- Ballin!
Track Name: Different Worlds
Days go by without me leaving the crib
hit the homie up, he’s bringing leaf to the crib
When I need a breath of fresh air, walk to the weed store
Faith in local government restored
Nah, I wouldn't take it that far
OLCC - rather hit the black market
You don't see scenes when they under black marker
Club owners squeezed by them and the Fire Marshall
But then Mayor Hales declared October 15 hip hop day..
That's good politics - Throw an overlooked group a good solid pitch
When they swing for the fences, Noones thinking to question the intention
but you underestimated who you're hustling
didn’t impress us in the least but we played along
Seen some up & comers, fuck shit up in front city hall
I’m proud of yall…
I just opened my Facebook to push this product yo
A routine action, I share new things cracking
Try to limit my time on social distractions
Then I see a status from 2 rappers from the North like my address
Though I didn't grow up here, the post was bout their homie passing
Someone blast him on the same block as voodoo doughnuts
where Portland newbies go, right out from the Boosie show
And what the fuck am I supposed to do, that's Portlands future..
Good kids in a mad city.. It's not all what you see on IFC
Shout out Glenn Waco, Mic Capes, Rasheed, V. Dewayne - The Saint John’s Scholar
I'm partial to that part of town cuz it's home now
but I'll never know the pain of losing homies to some gang shit it's profound

I see these different worlds inside this world I see.. I see it different, you and I see different
I see these different worlds inside this world I see..
It’s no parallel universe, just different worlds that seldom intersect, which don't make sense cuz we all connected

I don't what I'm really supposed to rap about, I shouldn't rap at all,
but it's always been Beats, Rhymes & Life
I’m just trying to show you that like Michael Rapaport
Should've hit abort
but carried on with the mission
Came to the fork in the road, started dishing
Out the punishment, didn't pick a route or a lane
kept driving ’til I found my domain
Heard this music at an early age and my world changed
even though I couldn't relate to the specifics
of every story that was narrated
The joy and the pain was universal
The most shared became the most personal
Some been through worse and some way up, feeling blessed -
But I say in earnest - Good for them
let's all get it - first we gotta solve how to all get it..
And get along long enough to right the wrongs
But we'll never look beyond our differences
They got us in the trap, it's all systematic
Division tactics, setting us back
Fact: if you say all lives matter, you lying to yourself like the all-time master
There's space inside an atom
Can't we give each other space to breathe?
We are spacious beings
Some of us comets on a path of destruction it seems
Lot of us shine in the right light
I'm just trying to find mine
Before it's night night
But I might I might not be revolving but rather spiraling down,
I don’t know, I’m just riding it out

Collective conscience, but the hive is offline
We got this point of view shit confused what's yours and what’s mine?
truth-
How much ocean have your seen with your own eyes, underwater?
that's what we perceive, cant fathom what's beyond it
And we don't want to, want to
Cuz we ain't ready, ready
we don’t want to
Cuz we ain’t ready..
Quantum physics, evolution
Religious institutions
Where ever your subscriptions get renewed
It's all the same news, just different sides
Cuz of different biases
Why do we refuse to see it at it’s most simplified?
Look it's complicated.. Maybe not so much
We all living separated, ’til we feel death’s connective touch
Maybe there's a better way for those of us awake, present day
isolated by our own mental state
How do I persuade love is the key to raise up
and we are all one with the same fate coming
Track Name: Hide & Seek Power
Dark legacy, bones-men in your agency
Blatant lies in textbooks you pay an arm and leg to read
Lee Harvey Oswald took the fall
I don't believe he did it though,
The evidence is flawed
And 9/11 was an inside job..
Because we built the guilty parties involved, that's all Ronald
I'm not sure if we there the day of
But it wouldn't surprise me in the least, there’s loose change - pay up
Getting taxed to richen the business of fissuring vision,
they assist our division because the rift is intrinsic for them to conquer but
Off I saunter.. No more of these shadows shall I ponder

They sayin
You can't see me, you don't need to
Instead you feast your eyes on all these lies i feed you
You can't see me, I can see you
It's fun to watch some of you sweat, while the rest just think everything's cool

Argue over the issues, splitting hairs
While they cutting heads off with the swiftest shears
live in the coliseum, crowds quick to cheer
as long as they can turn it off when their attention veers
Or just switch the channel… switch apps
as this switchback dips and rattles
Strips enamel off teeth as they grit and chatter
This the view from the peak as what's under it dismantles
No time to sit enamored -
Should hit the panic button
Instead we pretend like it's a simple gamble
Stakes high as limbs and a loss means phantom pain
Or worse, members of your family slain
(Like missy) I can't withstand the reign
Of terror.. Not precipitation
They pushin ISIS like icepicks in the most frigid spaces
Like Cryogenic chambers
and if I see another Bush in office, I’mma be icing myself in a much different way, shit
Track Name: Maybe
I stay with you, awake with you
Asleep in shifts, break the day up too
I say thanks for you and a day that's new
Payments due but oh well, that what this paper do

At some point, something that was vague became crystallized, legitimized
At some point, the thrill was replaced with familiar, vanilla, mundane,
Still I'm
On the edge of my seat..
You seen every side of me
Finally, (so I thought)
Think I got another in development
Got the green light from the studio
Now I need a screenwriter and some moviegoers
My thing is more special effects
Enough to blow up in my face and just level the set
Be careful where your step -
the blast send your legs flying like Jet
Li kicks, no secrets we keep this protected
So much time invested
Every once in a while, a rough patch to be expected
The wireless router disconnected
for no apparent reason,
We plug out, back in.. trouble shooting procedure
But she saying

Maybe this is the end
But I love you the same as when this began
I know, a lots changed since then
My head spinning, thinking all the different spaces I been

maybe this is the end
No time for making amends
Just say goodbye, send my love
Hope it reach its destination

From shallow water submarine, live on periscope
All the garish posts, memes & misquotes
Again, hashtag tragedy trending
Nah, tragedy a constant, you selectively tune in
Blame the media, blame the rich, blame religion
Argue with your Facebook friends
Blame them but who's them?
Really it's just us, that's not some call for unity
I'm saying truthfully, it’s just you and me
Survival of the fittest go kill or be killed
Survival of the privileged go sleep through the real
At all costs, cuz once you awaken you stay woke
And realize if you ain't fighting, you're winning this game so
By nature you're vanquisher, harsh realization for
A peace seeking man, still somehow he waging war
Don't matter what side or what battlefield
Some soldiers love how the murder feel
Others there to feed their children and
Come under fire thinking

Maybe this is the end
But I love her the same as when this began
I know, a lots changed since then
My head spinning, thinking all the different spaces I been

maybe this is the end
No time for making amends
Just say goodbye, send my love
Hope it reach its destination

Maybe this is the end
but I love you.. just know that
I love you
I love you the same as when…

Maybe this is the end but I love you
know that I love you
The same as the day this began


For real though..
In the course of making this album
I lost a little sanity, a few fucks I barely had in me
and three members of my family
I’m feeling myself
..Getting older
Even my cat needs medication now
Feel like I'm turning up the mix as it's fading out
Like - why ain't this gettin louder?
I used to rage, kill Jameson
Now I'm staying in
I hate crowds unless I'm the one on stage, facing them
Still get butterflies whether five in the room or five hundred
I wonder will I ever see 5k? Fifty?
Am I speaking to the world but they ain't listening
Or am I speaking to myself and got a few eavesdroppers
Caught up in this spectacle that is extreme awkward..
I'm just trying to put some energy out there
But after Wool Seasons I’m thinking..

Maybe this is the end
But I love you the same as when this began
I know, a lots changed since then
My head spinning, thinking all the different spaces I been

maybe this is the end
No time for making amends
Just say goodbye, send my love
Hope it reach its destination

Maybe this is the end
but I love you.. just know that
I love you
I love you the same as when…

Maybe this is the end but I love you
know that I love you
The same as the day this began