The Dark Side

These are the lyrics to a rap called “The Dark Side” I wrote in 2017.

Enjoy!



Sitting and pondering,

Squandering ideals, replace them with what’s real.

Sometimes I wish I didn’t feel the weight of the world,

Head and heart seem twirled, tangled, mangled, disembodied.

The life of a creative prodigy is not all it’s cracked up to be.

Dismayed, afraid of the cycle repeat.

Stay discreet, hide the defeat in my eyes

I’ve grown wise

(Chorus)

And now you’ve begun to see the dark side of me.

Will you stay or will you flee?

That’s the key– 

Saying “goodbye” might be best if you’re just like all the rest.

I won’t blame you for leaving if you don’t blame yourself

When I stop breathing.

A smile can be so deceiving.

I swallow my pride and confide in my dark side;

I won’t hide from it, spit some lyrical truth.

Pay the toll to bear my soul, that’s the goal.

Stay on a roll with the flow,

Feel the afterglow of a depression confession.

(Chorus)

And now you’ve begun to see the dark side of me.

Will you stay or will you flee?

That’s the key– 

Saying “goodbye” might be best if you’re just like all the rest.

I’m admittedly afraid because no one’s ever stayed.

Every time I trust my soul gets crushed,

And at this point I can heal,

But I gotta keep it real.

I don’t wanna go through the heartache,

I need a break from the fear of making mistakes.

Perfectionist complex makes up my anxieties,

Try to keep my mind at ease,

Do my best to please,

And just focus on the breeze…

(Chorus)

And now you’ve begun to see the dark side of me.

Will you stay or will you flee?

That’s the key– 

Saying “goodbye” might be best if you’re just like all the rest.

Shining light on my Shadow Self.

Fight for balance and spiritual wealth,

Mental health or lackthereof.

Big brother above say keep it stealth,

But life ain’t sunshine and rainbows

Even though that’s how the saying goes.

I admit I’m like a rose,

Delicate and fragile, yet agile in body and mind,

Undefined yet refined, designed to accentuate the darkness.

Steer clear if you don’t want a part of this…

(Chorus)

And now you’ve begun to see the dark side of me.

Will you stay or will you flee?

That’s the key– 

Saying “goodbye” might be best if you’re just like all the rest.

Now I’m here again,

Headed in the direction of rejection.

I can only transcend to ascension for so long

Before I say “so long,” to this short lifespan,

Demand a restart, play a new part in the hive mind complex.

I’m ashamed that’s my reflex.

Rapping helps me de-stress,

Detox the demons deviously purging,

This energy surging,

New life emerging

(Chorus)

And now you’ve begun to see the dark side of me.

Will you stay or will you flee?

That’s the key– 

Saying “goodbye” might be best if you’re just like all the rest.

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Soul Fire

Below are lyrics to a rap I wrote in 2017 called “Soul Fire”

Enjoy!




Art is life, no need to feel the strife

When you’re doing it right,

Working every night to be

Prolific, scientific, terrific, it’s all happening

Now, take a step back and say

“Wow, how did I get this far?”

There’s a story behind every scar,

Every victory raising the bar

(Chorus)

To fly higher, my desire

Lights the soul fire, never tire 

Of transcending, ascending to a new plane of existence

With persistence.

Creative expression is my confession

Start a new session,

Learn the lesson to avoid regression.

I’m never satisfied until I’ve perfected

Life interconnected.

I’m all with one and one with all,

Now I’ve begun to have some fun,

Praying to the sun for prosperity,

Perpetual clarity as I….

(Chorus)

To fly higher, my desire

Lights the soul fire, never tire 

Of transcending, ascending to a new plane of existence

With persistence.

Divine intervention,

Direction lead me to ascension,

Break away from the conventions of pretension, apprehension.

Cease the judgments,

Find the substance of your spirit.

Stop.

Listen and you’ll hear it,

Then you can steer it.

When you strengthen your mind,

And get behind the grind you’ll find

How easy it is…

(Chorus)

To fly higher, my desire

Lights the soul fire, never tire 

Of transcending, ascending to a new plane of existence

With persistence.

So in love,

Thank the Heavens above for sending me a dove

A symbol of peace,

Vibrations increase as I cease

A life of doom and gloom,

Not one to assume or presume things will work out in my favor,

I take time to savor the new behavior,

Got me hooked on a new outlook,

Remembering the strength it took

(Chorus)

To fly higher, my desire

Lights the soul fire, never tire 

Of transcending, ascending to a new plane of existence

With persistence.

Cautiously optimistic, don’t wanna get carried away.

Every morning starts a new day.

To manifest your way depends on what you say,

Within and without, recognize it’s all about

Understanding and branding the truth you seek,

Stay meek and humble,

Let your Ego tumble to the ground, be profound and..

(Chorus)

To fly higher, my desire

Lights the soul fire, never tire 

Of transcending, ascending to a new plane of existence

With persistence.

Bright Eyes

If my eyes are bright it is because you gave them light. 

If my smile is wide and my spirit free it is because you uplift me,

And if you see me weep it is because what I feel is so deep. 

I am overwhelmed at the magnitude

Of this love, and full of gratitude

That life brought me here,

Brought you to me, my dear. 
You bring out the best in me
And help me reach my destiny;

I cannot thank you enough 

For finding me when life was rough,

Caring for my heart, taking my hand

You helped me be able to stand-

To reach for the sky,

To see past the lies 

Of what I thought was love. 

Now I see the truth from above,

You are such a blessing,

So comforting yet keeping me guessing

Where this will go, I still do not know,

But remember it is because of you that I glow 

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A false sense of security,

Thinking I found the path of purity,

Love in sight, but it was just an illusion,

I turned the corner filled with confusion. 

My light was gone, and I alone,

The direction of hopes and dreams unknown. 

I felt a form in the endless night,

Another lost soul trying to escape the plight. 

It took my hand, I didn’t know if it was right

To trust this entity to lead me to love and light.  

So the blind leads the blind,

Both searching for the light and the divine,

Opening mind’s eye to find a sign;

Tripping and falling, it just takes time,

Finding strength in self-empowerment 

While hatred and doubt devour men

And women, alike. 

Shattering the veil, shadow guides disappear,

It turns out I was guided by fear!

Now a radiant light lets me know I’m here,

Shining gold and green, an entity with open arms. 

Nervous this is another one of the devil’s charms,

I walk slowly, each step is cautious;

Anticipation has me feeling nauseous

As the deep gap grows smaller,

This light being growing taller. 

It has something to teach

Me, but I stay out of reach. 

“Please let go, I beseech thee,”

It requests in thought-form. 

I look behind to see the abyss,
I look ahead to see this being’s bliss,

I close my eyes and let go,

I think the rest you must know. 

The being of light was none other than you,

Showing me a level of love and passion I never knew. 

Only time will tell us how things go,

In what direction we both will grow. 

Open eyes leading open hearts 

Into a vast unknown of new starts.  

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Sitting by a window

Woman watching the spider spin,

She looks to the street below,

And sees all the children grin.

When came a light from above,

Blinding as the children stare.

From the Heavens swoops a dove,

Plotting to destroy their despair.

Talons rip through child flesh,

Eyes imploding into skull,

Even with this event so fresh,

The woman still feels dull.

Sitting by a window,

Woman watching the spider spin.

She looks to the street below,

And sees many dead children.

One Cycle of an Artist’s Mind

Again I sit in silence,

As I always do. 

Creating something slightly flawed,

Yet otherwise beautiful,

But who is there to admire or share

In these creations?

This Universe is so large and lonely. 

Who is there to care

But me, the loner forcefully so. 

Ah, to be grieved with the Truth of it all,

Again I fall

Into the darkness of this Universal reality. 

I am alone and no one cares

For my poems, songs nor painting shares. 

Just earthen trash like all the rest,

Plagued with the constant reminder of this fact:

I am alone, I am alone. 

From birth to death I am alone,

Yet choosing to be grateful

Because I am alive and witnessing 

The stupidity of mankind. 

Spider

Sultry spider spins savory net. 

Oh, how such beauty cannot pose a threat. 

Go in closer, if you dare

Examine each and every layer. 

“Come, step within,” her voice whispers,

Seducing all species of misters. 

Entranced by enigma, so climbs her up her toy;

She knows she’s won, her smile coy. 

Suddenly stuck, the insect screams,

Rip him in half and red river gleams.