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lyrics

Flatline, Chorus:
Show me the needs of a brother
Sowed are the seeds of another light
Stuck in the thoughts of the other
If we’re gonna go down, we’re gonna go down alright

Chunjay, Verse 1:
Woke up this morning bright light come through my window
Had a sinking feeling that I am in a limbo
On my own in regret, wonder where my friends go
Stuckin between lonely and what it is my friends know
Always tryina be better, change up all the things
Writing letters to myself about pulling on life’s strings
Grow here grow there, pull myself up by my straps
A few beers with the homies an’ I’m back up in the traps
Gettin into flaps with friends, throw at them the wrath
Asking God for scraps knowing I didn’t do the math
I’ll never find my way without companions and a map
Resolved: find & be a true friend on the path

Chunjay, Verse 2:
This girl she is my best friend she’s made quite the impression
Became a quick companion and scooped up my affections
Not a thing beats our connection, my number one selection
Don’t see her imperfections only see my predilections
But my heart she keep on messin with every little step in
Always second guessin touch her hand I want the rest an’
She says she still likes me but advances get rejection
Can we make an exception a little indiscretion
She says that’s too confusing, my ego gets a bruising
Love is oozing out my pores, I got a bad infection
Change up my direction be her friend by election
Darling—my hands hold not a weapon
Now she’s in a depression and crying on my shoulder
Of course I’m gonna hold her, give her a kind reception
But the very act of that moves heat like a convection
Resolved: pray for resurrection

Chunjay, Verse 3:
Cities getting crazy passing laws that are so shady
Against the men and ladies who don’t have a home
If the streets are where you roam police are gettin cagey
Homeless hate laws meanta proteck anta save me
Save from what? from a man who needs a meal
From a woman who’s broke with homeless boys and girls
Call em human pigeons ignore their poor conditions
Hope they’ll go away soon to indoor rescue missions
Undefiled religion cares for widows and orphans
Poor men, homeless, those without a fortune
Portions in the soup line economic disproportions
Theonomic intervention, seeing Christ in contortions
Look past the distortions see an icon in his face
Homeless and hungry, God bless, show some grace
Starting in this place imma show some kindness
Resolved: never turn an eye of blindness

credits

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