The Choice is Yours

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(Verse1)
Who told you, you gotta sit back down when you wanna rise
Look em in the eyes, say
Who told who, you gotta compromise on a dream that lies in a child’s eyes
Now, there go another beaten soul in the trench
There go another VP on the bench
Too often been mean teeth on the clench
Now new soften breathe in thirst I can quench
Leave a soul drenched or leave a heart wrenched
Should I trust the water bearer though I can sense
Poison in the well, well, blame it on the wealth
Some will just ship while they drink to your health
Coz I can see the reasons you believing in the seasons
At the coldest hope is freezing change has come now let the breeze in
Relieving, seek the feeling, Skies will never cease to ceilings
Cloud often seem deceiving, Limits lead to preconceiving
Coz…

(Chorus)
If you ain’t free here no more , I say, I say move on move on
The choice is yours my friend
If fear don’t sleep here no more, don’t say you a victim no more
The choice is yours my friend
If you ain’t free here no more , I say, I say move on move on
The choice is yours my friend
If fear don’t sleep here no more, don’t say you a victim no more
The choice is yours my friend

(Verse 2)
Remember yesterday, was the worst of days
I never thought I would ever make it out
To say, if I pave the way, the asphalt I lay
Healed the blisters of my sisters, and they find a way
When you down the most
Is when you up to post
Next level of your greatness
Slash the ghost
Of the fallen past
Let masses gasp
At the magnitude of who rose from ash
On the Richter scale, I surpass the blast
Try to quantify, but I can’t be matched
In definition, I’m a course for crash
Ain’t no rendition of a “me” in class
When you learn about me I’m key to latch
Either locked in arm or armed to clash
Unleash the beast or unleash the wrath
I could light your torch if you pass it back

(Chorus)
If you ain’t free here no more , I say, I say move on move on
The choice is yours my friend
If fear don’t sleep here no more, don’t say you a victim no more
The choice is yours my friend
If you ain’t free here no more , I say, I say move on move on
The choice is yours my friend
If fear don’t sleep here no more, don’t say you a victim no more
The choice is yours my friend
(repeat)
If you ain’t free here no more , I say, I say move on move on
The choice is yours my friend
If fear don’t sleep here no more, don’t say you a victim no more
The choice is yours my friend
If you ain’t free here no more , I say, I say move on move on
The choice is yours my friend
If fear don’t sleep here no more, don’t say you a victim no more
The choice is yours my friend

(Verse 3-build up)
I used to see you elated like you could lift up a nation
Was it self consciousness or over compensation?
No I won’t judge you I’m patient
But I’m scared coz you fading
I got this morphine for pain and I’m hurting for you debating
Should I heal you with words I’m dictating?
Time will pass true, I’m waiting
You ain’t the type that need saving
Head up no hesitation
Unleash the beast they been raving
No myth but legend they facing
No myth but legend they facing
No myth BUT…
Monster looking down at the barrel of your gun
You wanna take a shot, but you never aimed none
Risen like a Phoenix, and I’m blocking out the sun
Seeing how the darkness sharpen hearing some
Relying too much on the visions of a “One”
So they refuse to choose their own run
I don’t take shelter when I see the rain come
I let my skin remember I’m the clay the earth spun

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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