Moment of Zen

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lyrics

Verse 1:
Chunjay:
I’ve got something to say so I’m just gonna say it
been cutting back exchanges with this girl this time I mean it
she quits then she’s in then she’s in a tail spin
and I’m done spinning out I’m sick of all the wailing
failing forward into success, my eyes are on the prize
onward and upward til Christ says arise
and the whole world gets reprise, he wipes all the cries
duck fat fries got me changin subject an the rhyme
in my mid-thirties and I just reached my prime
when I make a whole turkey always prep it with a brine

Flatline:
word up to grandma for working hard in the kitchen
making things nice while kids were tumblin and bitchin

Chunjay:
listen little chump I don’t bother with no breakfast
always playing with that fasting and seeking new perspectives
like Samson in this piece

Flatline:
And I be slamming keys

Chunjay:
Orthodox enough that you’d think that I’m from Greece

Chorus:
Chunjay: I got something to say but its not what you’d expect
Flatline: You make ridiculous claims, at least last time that I checked
Chunjay: I’m not Kenny Lamar, not Jay-Z or Em
Both: Royal Ruckus coming back atcha, your moment of Zen

Chunjay: I got something to say but its not what you’d expect
Flatline: You make ridiculous claims, at least last time that I checked
Chunjay: I’m not Kanye West, not Dre or Rakim
Both: Royal Ruckus coming back atcha, your moment of Zen

Verse 2:
Chunjay:
I had a pet squirrel for a second I’m not kidding
shared it with my best girl but ended up quitting
released em both into the wild with well wishes and a smile
priest said work on me awhile but she makes me such a Grecophile
grew a beard for a year cause Mike and I were bored

Flatline:
girls both praised and sneered and a few had hoped to score

Chunjay:
remember Mandy Moore?

Flatline:
I hear she’s free again
we could open for her tour but someone’d have to phone it in

Chunjay:
bless her with a beer, restart my rap career
and make a chick flick starring Mr. Belvedere

Flatline:
Charles in Charge at 7:30, Full House at 8 o’clock

Chunjay:
I know it’s hard to swallow but I’m still Jimmy from the block
used to have a little, now I save once in a while
dudes asking how can you afford your rock n roll lifestyle?
mostly poor budgeting, Dave Ramsey books on credit

Flatline:
should probably spend more time reading money tips on Reddit

Verse 3:
Chunjay:
yo microphone check one two…

Flatline:
what is this? piece of the nice guy rapper pie stimulus?

Chunjay:
Knowdaverbs had the syllabus, homie was my friend
cruisin round in his jalopy needed a heater and a tint

Flatline:
I miss KJ-5 and T-Bone who would pretend
to remember our names, but it didn’t offend

Chunjay:
penned all the raps but never lived to up the dream
don’t really give a crap

Flatline:
joke’s on you for listening!

Chunjay:
East Bakersfield, [G-Rhymez!] land of the cap peel
raised in a six bed house and scared of Oildale
my mom once lived in Compton so that makes me half street

Flatline:
You coulda been Ice Cube but instead you grew up sweet

Chunjay:
my liver’s paying dearly for life’s magic activities
I quit eating sugar so I never get a cavity

Flatline:
on tour with Cure and Billy Idol tribute bands

Chunjay:
Pigeon John wont text me back, he’s rapping in Thailand

credits

from The Summer of the Cicadas, released February 10, 2017
Music and Vocals: Flatline
Lyrics and Vocals: Chunjay

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Unconventional hip-hop since 1998. The Summer of the Cicadas is a double album, releasing in February 10, 2017 on Invisible Library Records. summerofthecicadas.com

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