Forward Moving Nation

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lyrics

Verse 1
I been running round in circles like I’m infinite,
I been frotin in circles in my definite
Line of view, friends I never knew, knew I never did,
Nothing but give loving even if I wasn’t getting it,
Harsh in my ways sometimes, to hide the delicate,
Nature of my soul that folds to hold the negative,
Looking for the positive, hard with all the politics,
To be the magnetism, you got to be in charge in it
In my niece’s eyes, thinking how she seeing it
Promise of a free world, hold her up and captive in,
Good feels, will she ever question all the real in it
Looking for utopia hopin we might land in it,
In the meantime, I need time to feel time stop for a minute
To catch up to my mind,
Need time to take knives out of my spine
But I survive like city vines growing through the fine lines

Chorus:
We're a part of everything
Positivity to light. Just to breathe and let it go, can't deny the elevation.
When we rained down from the source creators manifesting life. Stars filled up with heavens flame. Can't deny the elevation.
In this forward moving nation reach our final destination.
In this forward moving nation be the light.
Verse 2
Stranger in a strange world, Love to be anonymous
Graze shoulder blades & skate through the obvious
By passers, standing by to bypass acknowledgement
Avoiding one another, coz it’s hard to do the opposite?
One brush painted all of us,
Now I don’t trust, canvases and billboards,
Telling us what we should lust
Feelin sick, this rhetoric of just like you and equal shit
Keep em from complaining, all complacent that’s the deficit
Man this is old news, tell it to the delicate
Some of ya’ll blank staring like I’m speaking Arabic
You want the power take it takes power to power nations
The people should be regal not the government, misgovernment
The people should be regal not punishment, the punishment
Of governing yourself, in control of your health,
Breaking down the pyramid and sharing all the wealth
Don’t let em sell yourself, take yourself of the shelf



Chorus:
We're a part of everything
Positivity to light, Just to breathe and let it go, can't deny the elevation.
When we rained down from the source creators manifesting life. Stars filled up with heavens flame. Can't deny the elevation.
In this forward moving nation reach our final destination.
In this forward moving nation be the light.
Verse 3:
I’m the grass in the cracks on the pavement,
I’m the underground beat in a basement,
I’m the parallel to everything adjacent,
I’m the right word looking for a placement,
I’m the last tear coming down a sad face,
I’m the last breath never let a lung waste,
Lost planet looking for my own space,
I’m the downhill ride of a car chase,
I’m the fist in the air when they stand down
I’m the last train leaving out my home town
I’m the new tide burying the old ground
I’m the last stolen gem on her gold crown
I’m the last child living in a war zone
I’m the last bullet pushing through a backbone
I’m the last foreign land to be called home
I’m the last paper trail to a new throne
World citizen, risen, written in
Crimson prison I don’t care for dividends
World citizen, risen, written in
Crimson prison I don’t care for dividends
World citizen, risen, written in
Crimson prison I don’t care for dividends
I’m a world citizen RISEN.

credits

from Leave A Light On, released September 7, 2016
Written by: Nari
Vocals performed by: Nari & Ashe
Music composed by: Charles Collymore
Engineered by: Josh Bowman

Phatback Crew:

Guitar: Ben Healey
Drums: Dave Patel
Keyboard: Joel Visentin
Bass: Charles Collymore
Emcee: Nari
Vocalist/Singer: Ashe

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PHATBACK Toronto, Ontario

6 piece live Hip Hop/Soul/Funk crew based out of Toronto, rockin mics, stages & minds.
Nari, Emcee
AshÉ, Songstress
Charles C. on Bass
Ben H. on Guitar
Julian C. on Drums
Dean A. on Keys

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