Still​.​.​. (Reflections, Pt. 1) (feat. Jeremiah Dirt of Shadow of the Locust & Absent Minded)

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lyrics

Chunjay, Verse 1:
Since day one I been Ruckusin’ it up
Making grandma proud by not cussin on the cut
A lot of things have changed in the world of Royal Ruckus
Some relationships estranged and new friends have come among us
Still down with MPWalker, we text all the time
Imma be his friend ’til the day that he Flatlines
Or if I’m going first he’ll hoist me in the hearse
And I’ll pray for him from heaven ’til sadness is reversed
Still eating bratwurst, still drinking Irish stout
Still writin silly rhymes, still wrestling with doubts
Still believing in Christ, still livin this life
Still walking in faith with my eyes on the prize
Still into girls, I’m now into beards
Hash tag no homo, no offense meant to queers
I misused a few years now I’m redeeming the days
Serving food to the homeless soaking up sun rays
From Cali to South Florida, what up Bakersfield?
Still proud of my town, still run in those hills
Still calling my dad, still cool with my brothers
Much love to my sister, my nieces and mother
Still working with kids, still shaping tomorrow
Still finding reasons to laugh—even in sorrow
What else can I say? I’m a steadfast kinda guy
Back in the rap game and not about to say goodbye…
Still!

Jeremiah Dirt, Verse 2:
Ay yo, the devil tried to choke me but I’m still breathin’
This world throws hard blows, I’m still bobbin’ n weavin’
Still believing, snakes is still deceivin’
But I’m still stopping serpents, givin’ demons a beatin’
I’m still decreasing, while God increasing
The revelations from Heaven are still releasing
Upon the people that will still receive them
So stop sleeping on righteousness for no right reason
I’m still keeping the rhymes red hot
Pause the track, you still feel the aftershocks
Because the epicenter still don’t get no writers block
The Heaven sent to ya, still with Christ cypha unstopped
I’m still sinning and I’m still forgiven
And I’m still concerned with the way that I’m livin’
So I’m still searchin’ Scripture for a way up that hill
Still instilling my soul Biblical, until time stand still

Absent Minded, Verse 3:
I put the ashes of my sister into Oceanside harbor
Moved to Tennessee where we buried my daughter
Life’s torture only makes my heart softer for this culture
If their goal’s to see me hopeless better try harder
Because there’s still light where the Cross is
Kill us off and we’re still coming back with Jesus and swords on white horses
Still go right where the lost is
With the Aveo in San Diego, making these songs hit
Still on tour after 12 years doing it
8 years married still in love like a newlywed
15 years with a busted lung still using it
Healed, re-sutured getting stupid in studios with an axe to grind
Against the masterminds keeping asinine mantras in the back of your mind and blind to the facts
I’m trying to crack some spines like cat o’ nines, still Absent Minded
And I count carbs these days, still eat these white-bread busters…

credits

from The Summer of the Cicadas, released February 10, 2017
Music: Grizzly Beatz
Lyrics and Vocals: Chunjay, Jeremiah Dirt of Shadow of the Locust, Absent Minded

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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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