Along Cloudy Mountain Peaks

by Art of Verse

/
  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Simple design by yours truly, and wrapped in plastic. Yours to squeeze and roll jays on.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Along Cloudy Mountain Peaks via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 2 days

      $10 USD or more 

     

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $7 USD  or more

     

1.
03:04
2.
3.
4.
5.
03:40
6.
04:17
7.
8.
03:37
9.
10.
11.
12.
04:28
13.
04:00
14.
05:05
15.
03:47
16.

credits

released April 13, 2013

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Art of Verse Ketchikan, Alaska

Born in the Philippines, raised in Alaska, and studied in Seattle; Art of Verse wields love and passion through Hip Hop to raise consciousness and build awareness towards the plights of his Motherland.

HeadNodRevolutionLoveMusic.

dope background of my hometown by the homie, A. Ortiz.
... more

contact / help

Contact Art of Verse

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Track Name: TrailHead
Peace! Fuck settling for less! I'm leveling the stress
To express the ascension
Testing dimensions to see what contains me;
Maintaining the frame of mind that became free/4
Pain be thick in the city wind
Mixed with city smog – pollution and lies supply the shitty odds
Transmitting fraudulent calling it good
Armies go to countries demolishing hoods/8
I'm getting lost in the woods mapping the stars
If there's no love on Earth, then I'm blasting to Mars
Passionate bars cause I fell in love once
But I found I was dreaming – tugging a blunt/12
Trusting a hunch, puffing bunches of green
Doing my dreams justice by adjusting the scenes
Busting seams scheming teeming the overflow
Humans are like the Universe, we're supposed to Grow!/16
But most suppose the growth is a given
As if it were a privilege that came along with living
Focused and driven to live with a purpose
To describe the vibes that hide beneath the surface/20
And each Earth twist, I try to flirt with
The stroke of the moment's brush of a first kiss
Searching thru bliss kissing a memory
Working for Peace even if it's the death of me/24

My Art is Freedom, So Pardon Me
Passed 23 still sparking Trees
Embarking easy, easing on the easel
Tryna make today last night's dream sequel
Freedom isn't equal if you're broke
Raised in a country fed with false hope
All broken-hearted no focus to mend
We give in to fear reaching a hopeless end
Corroded ends forgotten to have fun
Revealing a fat tongue that wants to speak Love
Seeking above & below for glowing affection
Exposing connections opening my soul
Focusing on scrolls – heart art preciseness
Tryna paint a picture to describe what my life is
Or what life isn't; (I've got a lot to do)
And I've accepted the option of rocking it True
But often the truth is priceless, society pricing a Life
Distractions, enticing with lights
So my mic grip is passion, lacerate the fake
Finding a way even if I aggravate fate
Collaborate breaks to recipes of rhyme
Cause the destiny is mine that's yet to be defined
So we stay chiseling, while they're killing in the East
Hoping one day we'll be building it for Peace
Track Name: KidSister
Art of Verse
“KidSister”
Cloudy Mountain Peaks


Verse1:
Whatta-What up Kid Sister!
Si Kuya ito! Tryna paint a bigger picture –
I know I wasn't the best example growing up
But I'm not worried in the least, I know you know what's up! /
Please trust that if I could go back and adjust
I'd spend more time kicking it – just us!
Cause it's unjust as if I never tried,
But whenever you'd cry, I'd cry on the inside
I'm haunted by the times I'd yell for no reason
Cause you kept the family warm during the cold seasons
Know that my stroll deepens steadily -
I want you to understand you've got the Universe ahead of thee!
So Develop freely – Your only limit is that you have no limits!
So enjoy every minute!~
Your only limit is – You have no limits!
Ading! Enjoy every minute! (Ading, pronounced Aw-Ding, is a term of endearment for a younger sibling, gender neutral)


Chorus:
There'll be times when the World will try to get you down
Just Keep to the Stars send your Soul to the Clouds!
Always know that your family's around
Your Roots will always be here to Hold You Down!
~Explore it all! Go Explore it all!
We will be the Wind to catch You if you ever fall!
~Explore it all! Go Explore it all!
Still many more ways for your Soul to Evolve!


Verse2:

There will be times when the pressure seems too great
And it feels like the only option left is to break
Beneath the weight of the burden to accept the hatred & hurting
Like it was made for a person!
Fuck that! Kid Sis, Rise up!
The revolutionaries of the Philippines died for us!
We survived injustices committed against the people
Still folks struggle, troubled by the Evil
That permeates like a savage wind –
They considered us trapped in sin, like we were uncivilized!
We were given lies that they deemed was the Truth!
And we became disconnected from the Love in our Roots!
We are the People of the Sun! So Shine your Light!
Radiate for the populous – keep climbing heights!
People of the Sun! So Shine your Light!
Radiate for the Masses! Keep Climbing Heights!


Verse3:

Question what I say, learn from what I do!
And you can trust that I'll keep it earnest & true!
In little time, our family's progressed a long way
But as you grow older you can decide which route's the wrong way! //
As your Kuya, I'm here to help and guide you, (Kuya is a term used to address an older male sibling with respect - Ate, pronounced Aw-Tay, is for an older female sibling)
And teach you the indigenous rhythms that we ride to!
Word is bond, by me, you won't ever be judged!
All I got for you is Infinite Love! – //
I said I won't ever judge you
Wherever your course goes, I'll be here to support and trust you!
Pasensya ka na, that I took time to repeat (I'm sorry that took time to repeat)
But I'm rarely around and we haven't spoke in some weeks //
Just remember your peaks will also have their lows
But the dynamic in between is the space where your soul grows!
If you ever fall, we're here to help you get up
Stay chasing the stars & always keep your head up! //
Track Name: LucilleStellaDrexler
Verse1:
Oh My Really-F'real?!
Remember when we met? My Precious Lucille--
Felt the roof peel back over my mind
I witnessed the Universe expose her spine!
She just finished bathing in the Milky Way
I stood silent caught in Her Silky gaze
Delicate stare – feather like hair
As if I could live in that moment forever-- RightThere!~
The melody in the night air enveloped me-
Like I was beaming thru the InterStellar Seas!
My jealousies faded into nothing
And through MyNothingness I became OneWithTheUniverse--
The pain that grew the birth of my Soul,
Changed into the mirth that I was searching to behold!
Medicine for the pressure
Diamonds in the Fucking Sky--
Lucille
Stella
Drexler.



Chorus:
OhLucille!
Where for Art Thou?
Am I hallucinating--
It's like You're in my Heart Now!
Sparking Clouds with You is Oh So Serene
Love Supreme Dream – It seems so surreal!



Verse2:
She said she admired my style of rocking--
And mentioned she was the daughter of Doctor Hoffman!
Unorthodox
How I was watching Her!
For the scene was similar to watching the Cosmos Blur-- //
Whirling Dervish of Deep Space Material
Her body held a movement that was So-So Ethereal!
Soulful&Spiritual – Not just Her pulchritude,
The dimensions she touched upon was a multitude! //
Her existence assaults the ruse of reality!
I used to be confused now I see the views fantastically!...
Ph Unbalanced due to corrupt plights!
Perhaps a dribble of acid would make it just right! //
But I trust that the flight is about to crest-
I feel the Pulse of the Universe pounding in my chest!
And just before I was about to ask off the ride,
I harmonized with the Cosmos and then began to glide!...



Verse3:
When I'm with You! I feel like I could dance forever!
Until Time&Energy release each other--
Seeking the undiscovered is such a marvel!--
We are made of the same star stuff that lies beyond this Marble... //
That we stand on,
SinkFloat&Fly
Felt the blink of my 3rd eye focus on the prize!
What a hopeful surprise for my spirit to behold
I grew fearless and bold with every fold of the adventure! //
HoldingHerTenderness is always so fleeting--
Even though we witnessed the Galaxies hold meetings--
Flying like a Lotus – WingsOpenCelestial!
There is no Limit to the Scope of my vessel! //
As such,
I'm in constant preparation!
Patient for the moments
Gracing Comet Destinations--
My gratitude for the breadth of your vision –
Keep it Luminous.
. . . To the Next Expedition!
Track Name: MissKita
Chicago!
CentroAutonomo!
Kasamas!
Mga Maganda at mga Guapo!
Impossible keeping my feelings contained
I think I found the remedy
Finally healing my pain!
&When I saw Her,
I already knew!
What my heart was telling me
Was steady and true!
Elegant Hues from her Colorful Soul
And
When
She
First
Looked
At
Me
I felt my heart unfold
& Open!
Whole heartedly speaking,
The holes in my Soul,
Were all filled up!
It's all Mahal (Love)
I'm just trying to build trust
I've been writing since the airport,
And I'm still UP!
.... Up, Up, Yes up in the Atmos!
She is my Lorena,
Entrusted in Practice!
KasamaLoveConnection,
Complemented Energies,
Dialectical Reflection!

Chorus:
You Remind Me of the Island that I drift to!
Let's compare the contradictions that we grip to!
I haven't been the same since I kissed you!...
Like the Philippines,
I miss you.
I love the way the Revolution fits You
The rhythm of this movement is what we live to!
Our Struggles constructed this View,
Like the Philippines,
I miss you...

Verse2:
She's a Babaylan! (Indigenous Healer)
From centuries passed!
Gracefully Mystical with indigenous class!
And when she walked in the room....
Her Light made my Puso's (Heart)
Bulaklak (flower) bloom!
Knock-Knock BOOM!
Went the pace of my heart!
She's the answer to my prayers
That were made in the dark!
Passion is the flame that would spark!
She's the human embodiment of Nature & Art!
Her flavor is a partnership of Philippine cuisine
At yung lasa ng kalayaan (Taste of Freedom!)
Filling my dreams!
Filipina Serene, Gabriela Militant!
Both of us children of Filipino Immigrants!
Skintone,
Of Countryside Exquisiteness,
It feels like the Universe Herself, delivered this;
Slow & Steady growing strong,
She's makes me feel like
Andres (Bonifacio)
Lapu-Lapu
&Bulosan! (Carlos)

Chorus:
You Remind Me of the Island that I drift to!
Let's compare the contradictions that we grip to!
I haven't been the same since I kissed you!...
Like the Philippines,
I miss you.
I love the way the Revolution fits You
The rhythm of this movement is what we live to!
Our Struggles constructed this View,
Like the Philippines,
I miss you...

Verse3:
And I'm still......
Trying to figure out what's happening
Cause everything thus far
Exceeds the imagining!
Practicing Discipline & Theory,
She's the painting behind my eyelids that I see so clearly!
When I close my eyes,
It's no surprise
She's the omen from the Universe
That my Hope's arrived!
And that Love is Finally Found!
A partner who understands what it's like to be down!
I suppose,
This is how Bulosan felt,
When the Philippine Motherland compelled his heart to melt!
I swear it was a living dream...
Cause when Her Kiss
Touched my Lips
It felt like I was in the Philippines!
Sun shining
Standing amidst the grass,
In each other's embrace
Enchanted by her laugh
And her smile is drawn in my marrow...
This love has transformed me,
Into a Katipunero!

Chorus:
You Remind Me of the Island that I drift to!
Let's compare the contradictions that we grip to!
I haven't been the same since I kissed you!...
Like the Philippines,
I miss you.
I love the way the Revolution fits You
The rhythm of this movement is what we live to!
Our Struggles constructed this View,
Like the Philippines,
I miss you...