Aurora Borealis Love Adventure

by Art of Verse

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Welcome to my 3rd full length collection of dope beats created by my homies, with rhymes about my life rocking over 'em.

Please visit each individual song page for lyrics and further information regarding the track.

A special thank you goes out to, in no particular order:

Sam Judah, One Man Arne, Zapata the General, Eightsense, Eric Tandoc, and JBTS! Thank you for letting me bless your soundscapes with my own peaks and valleys, rivers and trees! Shoutouts to my kasamas and my loving partner! Big ups to my fam back in Seattle and to my new fam in Cali! Much love to my family and locals back in Alaska! A huge special thanks to my dude Romeo H. for hooking it up with the means to make this album possible! Thank you to the Dominguez family! Thank you to my friends who let me put their voicemails on the record.

And lastly but certainly not least, thank you to YOU! For traveling and meandering to this little section of our Universe for an "aurora borealis love adventure."

May you always find what you seek.

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released January 21, 2015

Songs recorded by Yours Truly,
Mixed&Mastered by Kevin Bressler

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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.

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Track Name: First Light Said
Gyeah!
From
AtopAStarlitCanopy;
IPicturedMyReality
ThenIColoredItVivid/
DeconstructedImages
I'veSeenSomeDo;
TheUniverseConspires
ToMakeYourDreamsComeTrue!//
Hardwork&Grinding
Perseverance&Focus;
DrivenWithAVision
FearlessHopeForTheHopeless!/
ExposingMyTwistedRoots
ReLearningMyHistory
BurningThroughPages
WhileBurningTheseMysticTrees//
YouCanTellThatWe'reDope
ByTheSmokeThatSurrounds;
VanishInACloudOfMist
AromaLikeAPound/
ShouldersToTheGround
PerpendicularForm;
IKeepItCalmWhileI'mMoving
LikeTheEyeOfTheStorm //
ManifestingAllMyDreams
SinceWritingInHallways
FuckAPlanB
PLAN A.
ALLDAYY!/
HellaBuilding
SorryIAin'tGotTheTime
ToDealWithYourSelfDoubts
I'mTrynaDealWithMine! //


Chorus:
RhymesFromTheHeart
FlowLikeItsMagic!
WeShineInTheDark
AuroraBorealis! /
ActionIsAPaintbrush
LifeIsTheCanvas
WeShineInTheDark!
AuroraBorealis! //


IRollWithGoGetters
&FarmersWhoBePullingCrops
AndRevolutionariesWhoReside
WhereTheBulletsDropLikeRain /
ForecastPrecipitationOfDeath
ButWeTrynaShineALight
WhereThere'sNoLiberationLeft! /
CallMeKuyaClassyCleanFilipino
GotThatSmoothFlowLikeVaselineOrAveeno /
WritingRhymesWhileMyFamInTheCasino;
LivingLikeIRollTrynaStackLikePacino/
AtLeastEnoughToPayMyLoansForEducation;
WhileTheGovernmentUsesMoney
ToEnforceTheSegregation/OfTheMasses
StrategizedDivisionOfClass
ControllingOurLabor
WhileWe'reLivingForCash! /
LostTryingToAttain
SomeSortOfPrestige
ConstantSacrifices
ThatForceUsToBleed /
TheyKeepItImpossible
ToAffordWhatWeNeed ;
SoWe'reLeftToResort
ToUnfortunateDeeds /
WTF?!


Chorus: x2
RhymesFromTheHeart
FlowLikeItsMagic!
WeShineInTheDark
AuroraBorealis! /
ActionisAPaintbrush
LifeIsTheCanvas
WeShineInTheDark!
AuroraBorealis! //


Verse3:
ScribblingMySoulDown
AlwaysWithATruthInRhyme
VisualSyllablesMyTextsBlessTheGuggenheim /
MovingForwardWithMyHandsOnTheClock
MyCrewIsLikeTimeWeGotNoPlansToStop //
FinallyGotThePersonInTheMirrorToBelieveInMe
I'mahFeedMyFamEvenIfItMeansThievery /
StealItFromTheRich
DistributeItToThePoor
CauseTheRichAreTooBusySendingOurKidsToWar //
RepresentWhatI'mLivingFor
GivingItMyAll
OnlyThingIOwn
IsMyLaborAndMyBalls /
BallsDeepInThisMuhfucker
CheckTheNameSake!
SirWaldemarWithTheArtsyBars
MakingTheFrameBreak! //
Today'sGathering
IsTheElevationOfLight
EveryExpression
That'sShared
IsACelebrationOfLife! /
LoveIsn'tLove
UntilYouKnowWhatItHurtsLike
We'veBeenSteadyTransforming
SinceTheUniverse'sFirstLight.


Chorus:
RhymesFromTheHeart
FlowLikeItsMagic!
WeShineInTheDark
AuroraBorealis! /
Action'sAPaintbrush
Life'sTheCanvas
WeShineInTheDark!
AuroraBorealis! //
Track Name: Don't Schmuck It Up
TheyDisrespectTheWork
Workers&WorkingConditions
SubmergedInHurt
LikeItsACurseToBeLiving
ImperialPerversion
AsTheConditionsWorsen
TheTopOfTheClass
AreFascist
ThatKeepTheMassesHurting
Politics
SecretVeils
FacadesEquipped
LackOfScholarships
ImpossibleToStayPositive
TheyTaxUs
PlusFastCutsLackOfCashflow
ToStackBucks
NoControlOverWhereTheCashGoes
ConstantlyDivided
Lost&Misguided
DemocracyIsAwesome
ButHaveTheyFuckingTriedIt?
GodRunningAmok
IMean
GodsRunningAmok
IMean
HumanBodiesActingGodly
FuckingItUp
StuckInCorruption
Don'tKnowWhoToPutMyTrustIn
InThisBackwardEnvironment
OfSystems&Functions
Dysfunctional
ButTheyPersuadeUs
ToJustTrustItTho
DirtyAssJudges
But
They
Still
Call
It
Justice
Though...
Corporations
ForcingNations
ToMigrate!
TheyDisembowelMotherEarth
AndClaimThatItsDivineFate
ManifestDestiny
CapitalWeaponry
TheyHarassThePeasantry
AndExpectUsToLetItBe?
TheyFeedAndGiveUsLies
WhileTheyVilify
TheOnlyRealSolutions
ToTheProblemsThatWe'reLivingBy!
ISpitThat
NationalDemocracy
AttackingTheHypocrisy
Nonstop
UntilTheyDropAllTheColonies!
StolenLands
OpenHands
BecomingRaisedFists
StruggleLove&Discipline
AreTheThingsThatWe'reMadeWith!
OutTheSpaceShip
I'mRidingACarabao
WithMyWholeCollective
AndABullhorn
BlaringLoud!
ChantingChants
ChannelingAncestralVibes
FuckIt
I'llSayIt,
TheOppressorsMustDie!
StretchingMyLungs
BreathingCauseWeNeedToRise
OrAtTheVeryLeastEnough
ToOpenUpOurPeople'sEyes!
DeepDisguises
Mirrors&Smoke
FuckedUpLegislation
Signals
TheDisappearanceOfHope
While
TheDisappearanceOfFolks
InTheCountryside'sAbundant
InternationalTerrorism
IsGovernmentFunded
ByThe
YouEss
ButWhoseDeath
DoTheyReallyClaim?
Since1896
We'veBeenStrugglingForChange!
Prolet(arian)TilTheMoment
I'mDeadWithNoBreath
TheBottomOfTheUniverse
ImmersedInMyFlow'sDepth
WorkingForTheDayThatMyMama
HasNoStress
AndImperialism
IsSufferingASlowDeath
WorkingForTheDayThatMyMama
HasNoStress
AndImperialism
IsSufferingASlowDeath
Track Name: Above the Water
Art of Verse
“Above the Water”

Maraming Salamat (Thank You) to all my Titas & Nanay
And the rest of my family who is stressing bout tinapi (bread)
I'm making moves to carve my dreams into reality
Take a moment to meditate, blaze a tree in the canopy/
So Fuck It! What am I to do?
Besides rising with my dreams and construct them into view
& stay building with the blueprint and focus
On making sure it's pure, I'm coming with the dopeness/
Paying respect to the lessons of elderly wisdom
Trying my best to make unselfish decisions
Despite the charades played by lawless politicians
Who leave the populous locked in economic prisons!/
There's gotta be a way out of this flawed system
Prayers from the Soul, I wonder if God's listening-
This is the christening to find the God inside us
All People Unite, Rise Up! /


Chorus:
All of my folks, all across the Planet!
This is for Us! Just tryna manage
Staying afloat in this turbulent ocean
Trying not to drown under surges of emotions/
All of my folks, all across the Planet!
This is for Us! Just tryna manage
Staying afloat head above the water
This is for y'all and the struggles we author!/



Back in the Motherland, my Mother was a nurse
But after immigration, she couldn't find work
They told her that Her degree wasn't the same
And that she should take everything she owns and go back to where she came!/
... As if it were that easy,
If she could provide a livelihood she would believe me
Sleezy individuals control the land and power
Unfair agreements that mean none of it is ours /
Towers of luxury overlooking the slums
Security guards overlooking with guns
So menacing, the streets are menaced with
Scary paramilitary scaring the residents/
The consequence of colonizers setting up the schools
With ulterior motives to mold 'em into western tools
Cash rules everything around me - CREAM
US Troops Get the fuck out of the Philippines


Chorus:
All of my folks, all across the Planet!
This is for Us! Just tryna manage
Staying afloat in this turbulent ocean
Trying not to drown under surges of emotions/
All of my folks, all across the Planet!
This is for Us! Just tryna manage
Staying afloat head above the water
This is for y'all and the struggles we author!/
Track Name: Keep Speaking
Verse1:

She'sTellingMe
SheDidn'tThinkIExisted;
I'mTrynaTellHer
IWishedHerExistenceIntoBeing! /
TheLoveOfHerKissesHasMeLifted!;
InsideMyMind'sEye
She'sAllThatI'mSeeing!// 4
SheStatedShe'sWaitedForMe
HerEntireLife ;
AndIRelated
CauseIKnowWhatThatDesire'sLike /
FeelingsAriseToHigherHeights
IAppreciateHerNature
LikeCampfireNights // 8
LongTimeComing
LikeSheWasn'tLookingAnymore ;
ButPreviousLifetimes
IsWhereWeMetBefore! /
StillIStruggleWithInsecurities ;
ButSheCleansesMySoul
RevitalizesMyPurity // 12
ThisIsThat
OnceInALifetimeOccurrence ;
NothingWeCan'tHandle
WithTheWonderfulEnduranceOfLove! /
ACertainFlurryAndBuzz
WheneverSheIsNear /
ISeeAVisionOfUs
DevelopingClear! // 16
TrynaDecipherWhatIDid
ToTrulyEarnThisGift! ;
...SheStealsTheWordsFromMyLips /
AsIfShe'sAbleToReadMyMind! ;
AndNowShe'sTellingMe
AllOurDreamsAreIntertwined! // 20
ThePainOfYesterday
IFinallySetItFree ;
SelfReflection
AllowingMeToLetItBe /
IPause
HerPresenceIsSoHeavenly ;
MySoulReciprocates
EverythingThatShe'sTellingMe // 24

Chorus:
YesYes
KeepSpeakingThoseWords ;
FeelItEmerge
InImagesVividlyTrue! /
WholeTimeHopingYouWouldComeIntoView ;
BecauseTheLoveThatIWishedFor
IsTrulyYou... //


Verse2:
OhMissBrownSkin
WhereDoIBegin? ;
SheHasMyHeart
SingingCinnamonHymns /
ThinkingOfInstancesOfIntricateSin
WhereTheLookInHerEyes
MatchesHerIntimateGrin! //4
FingertipsGentlyGrippingMyChin ;
AsSheSpeaksLowLipsKissingMySkin /
HersIsABeauty
ThatTransmitsFromWithin;
HerTouchIsABreeze
IFeelMySoulLiftInTheWind //8
ConstantlySoaring
PossibilityExploring;
..LikeFredAstaire
DancingInTheDownpouring!/
EverEvolving
MuchMoreToChange;
SheSayingI'mHerMissingHalf
HerTwinImmortalFlame! //12
SpeakingHonestlyIFeelTheSame;
TheWarmthOfHerFire
MoreThanHealsThePain /
SharingStoriesAboutTheHurtThatWeHold;
WithTheBlueprintsToTheInnerWorkingsOfOurSouls //16
SearchingWholePlanets
IsWhatIThoughtItWouldComeDownTo;
... BeforeIFinallyFoundYou! /
SurroundedByBlueSkiesOrRainCloudWeather
I'mNotTripping
JustAsLongAsWe'reTogether // 20
CountlessDestinations
AndManyPlacesToGo
ButThisLoveIsProtracted
WeCanTakeItSlow
WonderingWhereI'veSeenThisBliss
SelfReflectionShows
ItWasALifetimePrevious!


Chorus:
YesYes
KeepSpeakingThoseWords ;
FeelItEmerge
InImagesVividlyTrue! /
WholeTimeHopingYouWouldComeIntoView ;
BecauseTheLoveThatIWishedFor
IsTrulyYou... //
Track Name: Answering Questions
Verse1:
I'm sipping coffee,
Thinking softlyToMyself
HowTheHardTimesScarTheMind
AffectTheHealth,
InNegativeWays
SoI'mSketchingPhrases
AsReminders
ToTheGentleman
InTheLookingGlass!/
I'm looking back at memories and moving forward
Eyes on my next prize still pushing my borders
Like Immigrants cause I'm just an immigrant
Tryna understand how they stole the land
And reprimand us as immigrants!/
... Agony&Ignorance!
NowI'mStartingTounderstandWhy
MyUncle'sGetBelligerentAndDrunk!
TheMomentTheyComeHomeFromWork
TrynaCopeWithTheHopelessness
theStressing&Hurt!-/
OfFindingYourWifeInAnotherMan'sHands
AndThePhilippinesIsAMetaphor
OfAWifeInAnotherMan'sHands!;
LandsStolenColonizedCenturiesOver
AsIfWeWereSavagesJustMeantToBeSoldiers!/
...ExceptWeAlwaysWere
HistoryOfResistanceMinimizedIntoABlur
... LeftAloneToChooseWhoWePretendToBe
SoIt'sNoSurpriseThatWeStruggleWithIdentity! /


[CHORUS!]
Look in the mirror
Ask who the fuck are you
Whats good witcha life
What the fuck you gonna do?
Are you really happy with the way
Your time's Spent
If you died today
Would you die content?/
Contents of individuals
Is sometimes shitty
Lotsa hidden ugliness
Inside beautiful cities
ButTheMassesPrevail
AndSomething'sGottaGive
ASimpleNoteToRemember:
KeepItPositive


Verse2:
Long distance phone calls
Soap opera dramas
Sardinas for dinner
Conversations with my Mama in Tagalog ;
Except I would speak in English
And regardless of how dope this is,
She'll probably never sing this... /
And that's cool,
That's the Generation gap
I mean the immigration gap
This is Liberation rap! ;
I'm illustrating stacks of pages with visual syllables
To show you where I come from
And prove we're indivisible /
Regardless of the farthest places our people migrate
Trust there's an 8 point sun inside that vibrates!
Showing you the Light...
... I write with the luminosity within
When I'm composing at night /
Pondering I wander the unknown and dark
Exposing the motives of a politician's frozen heart
Sending warmth across oceans to 7000 islands
PI is in the heart,
No matter where you're residing--
StayBloomingYourDreamsAndRemainLoyal
CauseWe'reAllConnectedAsSeedsOfPhilippineSoil!


[CHORUS!]
Look in the mirror
Ask who the fuck are you
Whats good witcha life
What the fuck you gonna do?
Are you really happy with the way
Your time's Spent
If you died today
Would you die content?/
Contents of individuals
Is sometimes shitty
Lotsa hidden ugliness
Inside beautiful cities
ButTheMassesPrevail
AndSomething'sGottaGive
ASimpleNoteToRemember:
KeepItPositive
Track Name: As Time Goes Bye
Verse1:
CountlessStarryNights
CountingMyBlessings :
BoundlessProgression
ClimbingTheMountainsOfStressing /
ConqueringHeights
SteppingWithTheRhythmOfMyVision :
IndigenousMovements
HoldTheBlueprintsToWisdom//
TravelingPlanets
OnMySpikeSpiegelShit :
MyMindIsThePaintbrush
iStrikeTheEaselWith /
SoVividly
SoulImagery
InHeaps :
BBoyStanceFlow
LikeVanGogh
WhenISpeak! //
RevealTheTexture
AndEveryone'sDealingWithPressure :
ButEverywhereILook,
IFeelMyAncestors! /
Ayo, fuck a rockstar... :
when the revolution comes
find my crew busting shots at cop cars //
Fuck an occupation of the Imperial Kind :
I See National Democracy
Clearly In My Mind! /
TheFearsWeDefine
AppearsInTheGrind :
I'mOnMyLapuLapuShit
CraftingSpearsIntoRhyme! //


chorus:
don't push me
cause i'm close -- to the edge
I'm trying not to lose my head
it's like a jungle sometimes
that makes me wonder how we're dealing with this hunger


Verse2:
SometimesIAskMyselfWhatAmIDoing?
AmIMaximizingMyEffortsWithTheTimeThatI'mUsing?
AreTheSacrificesReallyWorthTheGrindThatI'mPursuing?
ThenIFindPeaceOfMindInTheBeat-IKEEPMOVING! /
Head&BodyNodding, LikeYesDon'tYouRecall?
WhenHipHopWasTheOnlyThingYouReallyHadAtAll?
ThatLedToVisionsOfGraffitiBlastedOnTheWalls-
TheHolyCombinationOfHomiesSmokingWeed&Basketball/
YouFUCKINGPIECEOFSHIT!;
HowDareYouForgetThatMusicIsTheReasonYouEvenExist!
... YouUsedToBeDeepInTheDeepestAbyss
NowYouGotTheNerveToAskIfYouReallyEvenNeedThis? /
Please.ThatsASignOfYouBeingWeak
YouShouldBeFuckingGrateful
YouGetAChanceToSpeakOverBeats;
There'sWarGoingOnOutsideNoManIsSafeFrom
SoIGiveThanksToThePlacesICameFrom /


chorus:
don't push me
cause i'm close -- to the edge
I'm trying not to lose my head
it's like a jungle sometimes
that makes me wonder how we're dealing with this hunger
Track Name: We Go Together
Verse1:
iManifestedYou
WhenIWasMostLonely
MyTrueLove!; One&Only!;
FindingYouFeelsSoSurreal
ICouldSpendALifetime
ShowingYouHowIFeel!/
...OrBetterYet,
PossiblyAFew!
CauseI'llAlwaysBe
AttractedToTheQualitiesOfYou!;
IFirstDreamtOfThis
InMyAdolescents
AndNowYou'veTransformed
AllOfMyPastHurtIntoLessons!/
SoIPracticeDifferent
DisciplinesOfPleasure
ToConstantlyFindNewWays
ThatICanLoveYouBetter!;
Forever&EveryDayAfter!
I'mTrynaSoakInYourSmile
&BatheInYourLaughter!/
LayingInOpenPastures
ComposingChapters
DosedInDeepEmotion
&CloseMomentsCaptured!;
YouRejuvenateMe
WithRapture&Bliss
AndHomeIsAnywhere
NearYourPassionateKiss!/

CHORUS:
WeGoTogether
LikeBeats&Rhymes
You'reTheMusicThatIMoveTo,
iFeelItInMySpine!
OmensFromTheUniverse
iSeeItAsAsSign!
LikeTheNeedleToTheGroove
We'reCompletelyAligned!/
OurStories
HaveAlwaysBeenIntertwined
You'reMyWant&Soul/SoleDesire,
MyDreamsRedefined!
You'reTheMusicThatIDanceTo
MyPeaceOfMind!
WeGo(Together)!

Verse2:
You'reMyDawnlight
I'mTrynaSeeWhenIWakeUp
NoMakeUp
JustASmile
BeforeWe
MakeLove-
TakingItAbove&WayWayBeyond-
Infinity
WhichIsTheSymmetryOfTheBond!/
I'mSoLucky
ThatYouWouldArrive
AndWe'dReflect&Connect
OurUndeniableVibes!
SuppliedByTheRise
OfAGalaxyNearby
AndWhenI'mWithYou
ItAlwaysFeelsLikeClearSkies!/
AndWhenItIsn't,
I'mAlwaysDownToWorkItOut
iNeverKnewALoveLikeThis
ButI'veHeardAboutIt::
InADreamOnce!
AcrossTheSky
ItRead;
MyDevotionToYou!
iOffer&Pledge! /
MayEveryConstellation
AllBearWitness
ThatUnwrappingYou
IsLikeEverydayChristmas!
AndYourMerePresence
IsAPresentAlone
I'mEverGratefulForTheLove
ThisConnectionHasGrown


CHORUS:
WeGoTogether
LikeBeats&Rhymes
You'reTheMusicThatIMoveTo,
iFeelItInMySpine!
OmensFromTheUniverse
iSeeItAsAsSign!
LikeTheNeedleToTheGroove
We'reCompletelyAligned!/
OurStories
HaveAlwaysBeenIntertwined
You'reMyWant&Soul/SoleDesire,
MyDreamsRedefined!
You'reTheMusicThatIDanceTo
MyPeaceOfMind!
WeGo(Together)!

Verse3:
YourKissGripsMeLikeGravity...
PullingMeEverCloser
CauseWithYouIsWhereIHaveToBe/
ThisIsOnSome
UniverseWritten
ProphecyPosition
HonestlyStillSmitten/
YouFillUpMySenses
LikeANightInTheForest
MySoulIsIgnitedByYourWarmKiss/
FormedWithSolaceInMind
FeelingOurUnitiesGrowing
UnfoldingWithTime/
NotTooFast
ButNotTooSlow
JustACoupleSimplyHonestThings
ThatYouGotsToKnow!/
MomentsWithYou
IRefusedToLetPassMe!
CauseINeverWould'veGuessed
You'dMakeMeSoHappy!/
AtLast
IFinallyFeelComplete
CauseYouAreToMe
WhatRhymesAreToBeats!/
MyHeartShinesWithPeace
NowThatYou'veLanded
IfLoveIsTheQuestion
LetsSpendLifeTogether
ToUnderstandIt!/
Track Name: It's Greener
Verse1:
Peace & Respect
Let the Thesis reflect
I got my sneakers in check and the steeze is correct
Crafting the connection between the Soul & Heart
That's where it starts - flex the seams break the Mold apart /
I control my Art with mastery & precision
Never mechanical, I'm organic my stance is driven
To advance the wisdom that's ignored by the ignorant
We focus rhymes to open minds to build with significance /
That's Monumental
The beat is the Canvas Van Gogh flow tripping on instrumentals
My zen is sequential to blending the Truth Together
Cause the stress can downpour like Ketchikan weather /
Please note the way these emcees run with words
Cause if letters were feathers, we'd float like dope hummingbirds
The ones observed by Clouds for how our tongues glide
Music is the light and we shine like the Sunrise /


Chorus:
Greener dimensions full of greener pastures
Still gotta climb passed the demons & bastards
Needless chapters of achieving disaster -
Sometimes it's like they'd rather have us dreaming backwards /



Verse2:
Shining a rhyme scheme down the line of Fiber Optics
Wandering the Cosmos, spirit inside the comets
Guiding my conscious I stride along Horizons
Endured loss to find where the pure thoughts are hiding /
Residing between frustration and focus
I bust the meditation open with notes for the hopeless
I wrote this floating on Mother Nature's plume
Learning humility so I can savor the bloom /
My labor's in tune with the Universe's heartbeat
If music is the weapon, then consider this an art piece
Of the S – O – U – L; cause Growth is where the Truth Fell
As I examine all the details that the Proof Held /
Snakes lying in wait disguised in kindness
As they try to make moves like we on some blind shit
But we stay safe from morbidly fake shit
Cause the medicine keeps us higher than orbitting spaceships. /



Chorus:
Greener dimensions full of greener pastures
Still gotta climb passed the demons & bastards
Needless chapters of achieving disaster -
Sometimes it's like they'd rather have us dreaming backwards /
Track Name: For No Matter
Verse1:
EarlyMorningWakingUp
FightTheUrgeToHitTheBong
AboutToBeLateToWork
IFuckingGottaGetGone
Can'tBeLate
IDespise&HateThatShit!
OnTimeLikeI'mOnRhymes
DisplayingTheGift! /
ButIDigressTheProgressionsIsThere
MakingMyWayThruTheHaziness
YesterdayLeftInTheAir
PuttingMyHopeInto
CompositionsICreate
ItGrowsALittleStronger
WhenAListenerRelates! /
I'mOnAnOdysseyJotting
RockingSpace&Time
IllustratingTheDopeness
ThatRadiatesInMyMind!
ButIt'sDifficultKnowing
IShouldGoToBed
AhhFuckItI'mInspired
Let'sGetHigherInstead!/
RrrAahhRraaaHh
It'sTheDungeonDragon
ManifestingEverything
We'veWondered&Imagined!
DreamGettersAre
AnointedWithFearlessness
SoWeLevelUp
EarningPointsOfExperience. /


Chorus:
SoMuchOnTheBrain
It'sHardToMaintain
TrynaNavigate
ThruHeartache&Pain! /
NothingToLose
EverythingToGain
GiveThanksForTheSunshine
CauseSometimesItRains! /
AndTheRainClouds
CleanseAsWeBurnTrees
LearningMoreAboutMyself
OnMyChosenRouteIJourney
StayFocused
ManeuverThruTheObstacles
NothingIsImpossible
NothingIsImpossible! /


Verse2:
And sometimes you can see the hurt plain as day
At an early age were told just to curse the pain away
So we never feel how much relate
And we're still tryna heal all our corruption & hate /
It's fucking me up clogging my arteries
Self diagnosis remedy's to spark a tree
Cause it's hard to be an honest immigrant
Fresh off the boat is when they conquer your innocence /
Doing all they can to demolish your militance
First breath is how long we've been taught to kill it since
... I got that Ma Dukes diligence
Baptized by the Masses before the pilgrimage /
The migration to the land of Native brothers
That were massacred but the chapters were never covered in class,
Just assholes showing how to pass go
As another victim in a system for their cash flow /


Chorus:
SoMuchOnTheBrain
It'sHardToMaintain
TrynaNavigate
ThruHeartache&Pain! /
NothingToLose
EverythingToGain
GiveThanksForTheSunshine
CauseSometimesItRains! /
AndTheRainClouds
CleanseAsWeBurnTrees
LearningMoreAboutMyself
OnMyChosenRouteIJourney
StayFocused
ManeuverThruTheObstacles
NothingIsImpossible
NothingIsImpossible! /


Verse3:
If everything ended abruptly today
Would I be content with the content of how I spent my days?
Endless gazing blazed staring at the starry chandeliers
Now we handle mic's when we used to handle spears! /
Ammunition and stanzas fill my bandoleer
APoetMustKnowHowToLeadAnAttack- when advantage appears!
My language pierces like the sun thru the clouds
Cause we're tryna shine a light where none is allowed! /
Education gives courage - like what do I got to lose?
Besides the oppression and backwards colonist views!
Feeling the plot thicken
The educational discussions blended the passion with wisdom! /
Switching my living to realize my dreams
Styling like Malcolm - Rise by Any Means!
Striding the many scenes these fuckers provide
Until the Victory comes, the struggle survives! /


Chorus:
SoMuchOnTheBrain
It'sHardToMaintain
TrynaNavigate
ThruHeartache&Pain! /
NothingToLose
EverythingToGain
GiveThanksForTheSunshine
CauseSometimesItRains! /4
AndTheRainClouds
CleanseAsWeBurnTrees
LearningMoreAboutMyself
OnMyChosenRouteIJourney
StayFocused
ManeuverThruTheObstacles
NothingIsImpossible
NothingIsImpossible! / 8
Track Name: How Far
Verse1:
No pardon for the flow
The most flagrant fragrances is what describes the gardens we blow
To cope with day to day irritations
Radiate over beats to find my weightless liberation! /
Keep it luminous maintain climbing
Rocking over treats that JBTS providing
Tryna see the world; make dreams come true
Many colored faces, some green ones for the crew! /
At least enough to pay off college loans
To chill, smoke, and travel while I'm jotting these poems!
Zoning to get open composing a hymn and prayer
Godly when I rock G - Infinite Flavor! /
My Intricate nature unfolds to be humble
I'm the Small Town Kid with the Soul of the Jungle!
Scrolls in abundance, full of stanzas and notes
Got the crowd nodding like damn this kid dope! /



Chorus:
GodBlessMyHeart
FullOfDreams&Goals
ICanSeeEachOne
ScreamingInMySoul! ;
GoingThroughTheTunnels
LookingForAPeacefulGlow
FollowingMyVision
EverywhereINeedToGo /
KeepItMoving
ThroughThePeaks&Lows
...HearkenToTheHeartThatSeeksToGrow!;
AndToMostFolksThisIsHardToBelieve
ButIt'sYouWhoDefinesHowFarYouAchieve. /



Verse2:
Staring at the ground, I feel the Heavens above
Moved by the Cosmos - steady assembling Love
Sending a buzz to those penetrating the loneliness
Who appreciate the hours spent making sure the poems fit - complete! /
Answers to the questions that I seek
Like WTF is Love and why's it penetrate so deep?
Meditative Peace from Elevated Trees
Opening my Soul I feel my Nature breeze /
Keep breathing as I ease to the threshold and cusp
Like when Hip Hop gave you that initial adrenaline rush
And after the first head nod it's never enough
The glow overflows the blessed spirit erupts /
I just let the lava run its course
Drinking Java in quarts carefully constructing a force
Battling the ego my inner demons devised
Nonstop til I'm rocking and my dreams are realized! /



Chorus:
GodBlessMyHeart
FullOfDreams&Goals
ICanSeeEachOne
ScreamingInMySoul! ;
GoingThroughTheTunnels
LookingForAPeacefulGlow
FollowingMyVision
EverywhereINeedToGo /
KeepItMoving
ThroughThePeaks&Lows
...HearkenToTheHeartThatSeeksToGrow!;
AndToMostFolksThisIsHardToBelieve
ButIt'sYouWhoDefinesHowFarYouAchieve. /



Verse3:
Won't know where you're going til you know where you've been
My condolences for every moment of sin-
They're frozen in time anytime I'm looking back
Endeavor's I'm looking at
Inspire me to rock harder! /
Rocking for hours and hours til the morning arrives
Unearthing diamonds & minerals the spirit is born to rise!
Rock steady - compose it with grace
Stocked up on veggies we be floating in space! /
Focused on the next honing my discipline
I'm painting the Life I'm tryna find myself pictured in
An Art of Verse gallery
My vision provide the pigments to color my reality /
In whatever fashion my soul wants to
Not attempting your dreams is when they begin to haunt you
And I'm tired of seeing ghosts
It's funny how the dead inspire us to be dope. /


Chorus:
GodBlessMyHeart
FullOfDreams&Goals
ICanSeeEachOne
ScreamingInMySoul! ;
GoingThroughTheTunnels
LookingForAPeacefulGlow
FollowingMyVision
EverywhereINeedToGo /
KeepItMoving
ThroughThePeaks&Lows
...HearkenToTheHeartThatSeeksToGrow!;
AndToMostFolksThisIsHardToBelieve
ButIt'sYouWhoDefinesHowFarYouAchieve. /
Track Name: You're My
Verse1:
As a kid,
I remember the Clouds!
Dreaming about what love was like
As I contemplate my Lolo catching another flight
Or should I say his flight to metamorphosis
Because He prepared me for the day
I would find your blessed gorgeousness!
Said it was more than just the things we can afford to grip
It's about this World of Life and the People you explore it with!
You're my Bliss, Forever Partnered With
Co-Captain of our Starfleet LifeTime Partner-Ship
Hearts equipped with beacons of homing
You're the inspiration in each of my poems
Overflowing energy like when a planet is born
I belong to you like I was crafted to your form
Exploring the Universe, started at O'Hare
The first kiss was like a movie, not a care that folks stared!
Soul's flaring like the Sun in the Philippines
And back when I was a Datu, You were my Village Queen!
Your Image Beams as the Beacon in my Search
The Treasure of my Soul, You have me Unearthed!
Intertwine our Roots as One to truthfully share!
True Love Discovered in the Fruits that we'll bear!


Chorus:
ISeeYouInMyDreams,
VividlyClear
AsMyEyelidsOpen
I'mWishingYouWereHere!
StaringAtTheMoon
YourImageAppears
AndTheWarmthOfTheSunFeelsLike
YourKissesMyDear!


Verse2:
Waking Up next to You is a Gift I didn't think could be real
I'm still tryna process the blessings that I feel!
You're the Light of my Life, Beautifully Serene
To know that you feel the same as I do, is a Utopian Dream!
Dreaming of growing old together
My Soul's Golden Treasure, the Only One I'm tryna hold forever is You!
So I sketch this, Potential&Promise,
MahalKitaCompletely! Transparent&Honest!
You are the Healer of Yesterday's Pain
You transform it into lessons that I really can't explain!
Cherishing the moments when I'm facing you close,
You're the Happiness We Search for when we immigrate on boats!
You're the Hope that exists amidst the Broken Heartedness
Cause fixing a broken heart is overwhelming and hard as shit
I write this - yearning for your touch
As Love Navigates the Partnership in this Journey of Us!
Earning your trust is something I'm honored to do
My HeartSoulBody&Mind are only offered to You!
Earning your trust is something I'm honored to do
My HeartSoulBody&Mind are only offered to You!


Chorus:
ISeeYouInMyDreams,
VividlyClear
AsMyEyelidsOpen
I'mWishingYouWereHere!
StaringAtTheMoon
YourImageAppears
AndTheWarmthOfTheSunFeelsLike
YourKissesMyDear


Verse3:
HowTheFuckCouldIBeSoLucky?
That we would fall in Love and you would open up and trust me?
With your Heart&Soul'sDreams&Secrets
Trust in my Heart&Soul is safely where I'll keep it! /
Cause that's the very same place I keep You,
Let'sPracticeCommunicationToGracefullySpeakTrue&Honest
I promise that I want this to work
Cause I've been searching for You since I've been on this Earth! /
Share with me everything that's troubling your mind!
I'll show You this is the Love we were struggling to find!
And better yet, there's nothing we can't struggle through!
... I'MSOFUCKINGINLOVEWITHYOU! /
TheWayYouLookAtMe, MakesMeFeelWeightless
KnowingThatTheUniverseBlessedUs
WithGreatBliss!
You'reMyDreamOfLove
IImaginedAsABoy
YouFillUpMySenses
WithHappiness&Joy!
Track Name: Dream Harvest
Verse1:
ForMyFolks
Who'veEverThoughtOfSuicide
CauseTheySawTheNightmares
WhereTheirDreamsHadDied!
ThisIsTheRevival
ToReunite
&FreeTheTribes!
MyPrayerToTheUniverseKeepingDreamsAlive!
LETSGO!
Will I, Will I
EverEver
GetToWhereI'mGoing?
TheStressOfNeverKnowing
WithTheConstantPressureGrowing
OnYourShoulders
IsEnoughToCrushBoulders!!
There'sACivilWarGoingOnBetween
PhilippineSoldiers! /
AndPhilippineSoldiers
WhoAreReallyJustCivilians
Farmers
Workers
Doctors
Teachers
Artists
Lawyers
&Businessmen
LivingInEra
WhereThePeraDetermines
ThePlaceThatTheyPlaceYou
BetweenHuman&Vermin! /
WhereTheOnlyThingThat'sCertain
IsWorkplaceSearching
WorkingForSomeoneNonstop
JustToStopHurting
There'sGottaBeABetterWay
ToWhyWeImmigrated?
HowAreWeFree
IfOurMotherlandIsn'tLiberated? /


Chorus:
WhatTheFuckAmIDoing?
IfNotI'mStayingPassionate&ActivelyPursuing
AllOfMyDreams
AndEverySingleGoal
WhatBecomesOfTheBurningSun
InsideOfTheSoul? /
DoesItDieOut?
DoesItToHappenToFlyOut?
FuckItI'mHighNow&ThisIsTheRouteThatIChose!
FindingOutMoreAboutLove&Growth
PardonMeWhileIHarvestMyDreams
CauseI'mFuckingDope.



Verse2:
AndWhenWeArrive
There'sANewSetOfObstacles
LikeWhy'sItSeemLike
FeedingYourChildIsImpossible?;
...AtLeastWithTheNutrientsTheyNeed
InsteadOfTheSystematicTerror
AndInappropriateGreed/
AndBastardsJustTendToBeBastards
ProductsOfSociety
WhereThatCycleIsMastered
NoEverEverAfter
JustDecoratedChapters
ThatTheMastersWrote
AndClaimAsTheOnlyThingThatMatters. /
But
The
Very
Thing
That
Matters
IsWhatTheyDisconnectUsFrom!
SoWeForgetThatWe'reAll
ReflectionsOfTheSun!;
AndI'mShiningMyLight
JustBlazingMyPath
BlazingMyGrass
EtchingMyFuture
ThatStarted
AsAFrameInThePast, /
SoonAsIPicturedIt
FellInLoveWithMyDreamsAtFirstSight
SoYouCan'tFuckWithMyVisionB*tch!
It'sTimeToWakeUpSucka
OpenYourEyes
WhenYouStopFollowingYourDreams
IsTheMomentYouDie. /
Resurrect!


Chorus:
WhatTheFuckAmIDoing?
IfNotI'mStayingPassionate&ActivelyPursuing
AllOfMyDreams
AndEverySingleGoal
WhatBecomesOfTheBurningSun
InsideOfTheSoul? /
DoesItDieOut?
DoesItToHappenToFlyOut?
FuckItI'mHighNow&ThisIsTheRouteThatIChose!
FindingOutMoreAboutLove&Growth
PardonMeWhileIHarvestMyDreams
CauseI'mFuckingDope.


Verse3:
MyApologies
IfI'mComingOffAngry
ButIResideInASociety
ConstantlyTrynaShankMe
OrRobMe
OrStealMySoul
RapeMyMotherland
AndStealMyGold /
Love&Regrets
CoveredInSweat
SearchingThruRubble
ForSomethingWeHaven'tCovetedYet
TheySayNothing'sNewUnderTheSun
SoISupposeICanLiveTheLife
OfSomethingThey'veAlreadyDone /
OrICan
StruggleAndEarnMyStripesPaintedInBlood
SoMyTombstoneCanReadThatHeMadeItForLove
AndLoveIsWhatTheyGaveMe
IReciprocatedInHeaps
StartedOnTheDay
ILostMyInnocencePlayingForKeeps /
ThenIFellInLoveWithHipHop
Rhyming&BreakingToBeats
AndFriendsBecomingFamily
IsWhatMakesItComplete
It'sTheCypherTheCypher
PushUpYourFuckingLighters
B-BoysToB-GirlsDJsGraffitiWriters /
MyCulturalAddition
ToTheLoveOfMyLife
IsMyDevotionToTheDopeness
AsIStruggleToWrite
ArtOfVerse
ArtsyBarBeastFromTheFarEast
VividlyKillingItAnytimeI'mFillingAnArtPiece/
BrilliantStarSpeechWith
8TipsFor
7000IslandsCauseTheTriple
6SaidWeAin'tShit!
5Dimensions-MayThe
4ceBeWithYou
3rdEyebrowRaised
2SidesOfTheBrainToSpitTruth
IsangMahal. (1Love)