“Dev, where you headed?”
“Backpacking across Europe,
sleeping on comrades’ couches,
giving speeches at a college near you.”
Every moment is golden
so we’re snapping and chatting.
We hold onto our emotions,
at least long enough to find the logic behind ’em.
Don’t know where I’m going.
We’ll all know when I’m there,
you’ll feel it… you’ll see it in my eyes.
Only means, I’ll never be ended.
A client asked me how to do it like I was doing it
She said I was so liberated, independent and cultivated
“I told her it’s all about good company,
Put a team on it and go anywhere.”
Fumbling down the hopeless abyss
Nothing there except darkness and bliss.
They chose form over function
and asked why they were in that situation.
They stole my smile
I won’t stop until I get it back.
They’re talking that nonsense
like I wasn’t there,
like I didn’t do it when no one did it.
I did that shit with no help given.
I could do it again.
My grandma said, “You blessed,
I never believed in that
Go go gadget ,
let’s get at it again.
Yea I know it’s been done this way forever,
I studied it all and I got something to say about it.
Give me power,
I’ll do it like it’s never been done before.
Contrary to popular opinion,
we could forever do it better.
For everything I do,
I splatter my blood on a blank canvas.
We deal with concepts
they stole our words
they fixating on perturbing them.
The rhetoric has been there.
Armed with knowledge,
just give us a month,
we’ll flip our weaknesses into bests.
We’re all cut from the same cloth
we’re just seeing different patterns,
They called Obama a soldier.
He’ll never be one of us.
We’re the MVPs of controversy.
They played us out like zombies,
they armed the masses
with wielded fallacies,
they told them we were raising hell.
We’re just raising the “bad” up to the “good,”
much like Anger with Lucifer.
We’re in this forever.
We’re in this forever.
We own the building.
We own the block.
You ran this town.
We run this town.
When we’re your age we’ll own the night.
You can’t catch up with the movement,
we’re only jogging, forever never sweating.
So you just keep on talking that talk,
we’ll keep on walking that walk.
Guided by the sun,
we’ll see how far it takes us.
Throwing rocks at the throne,
never throw the stone and hide your hand,
Jay taught me that.
Save the hollow compliments and fake smiles,
there’ll be a time when we can fill them up.
The weak put others down,
the strong give them a little pick me up.