Time for Us (feat. Maddy Montes & Bonafide of GRITS)

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lyrics

Maddy Montes, Chorus:
Is there time enough, is time too fast?
Time enough to make it last?
Another chance to say that we should stay
We’ll have time another day

Time enough, is time too fast?
Time enough to make it last?
Another chance to say that we should stay
But we’ll have time another day

Verse 1:
Flatline:
I can’t say with confidence I’ve never been here before
It’s familiar, not like I’ve never slept on the floor
The door is always open golden minutes getting stolen
And prying existential observations never spoken
Kids will always ask when will they get to be old
I rolled out of my bed already bought, already sold
I’d ask my neighbor if he needed help with the climb…
If I indulge in all my vices will there ever be time?

Chunjay:
One foot in front another, one climb beside a brother
Longing for my mother but it’s been a few long summers
Runners sprinting through life, not stopping for the breeze
Leaves crunching under foot and cicadas in the trees
Freeze the moment if I can but instead I’m on a plan
Drifting through this life with my eyes on the second hand
Life isn’t what we planned but every moment is a chance
To make it right, live in the light, and have another dance

Chunjay, Verse 2:
(sigh) It was a late afternoon one mid-September
We were bout to walk the aisle an’ light a fire from the embers
I remember the flowers and that beautiful dress
I remember the showers and the hopefulness
But it died…faster than the fire was stoked
We cried, and we lied, and our hearts were broke
Hope dashed on the rocks, caught a few more knocks
Took a road trip to clear out my mind and my clocks
Broke the locks of the bond, love died with the con
Three years of more tweaking and we were still on
But barely squeaking by is not the way to live
It’s a miracle that we found a pathway to forgive
But like nectar in a sieve we never got a harvest
Ran fresh out of time ’cause time couldn’t be harnessed
Our time is on loan and our time has gone bust
But it’s through, it’s done, no more time for us

Bonafide, Verse 3:
Time waits for no one
I kinda wish it did
Still tempted by my adolescent ways as a kid
All grown seeds sown stunted growth under lid
Of a fitted new era old terror war within
(Time for us…)
It’s been a long road, a lot of game told, a lot of truth sold
A lot of plated gold
But it never turned green
So I rock it like science
Till the end meet means
(Time for us…)
Meaning that I’m a prisoner of war in battle daily
Cheating death till the Lord come back
To settle score, exercising all authority
Lack, never no more, my cup spill on the floor
(Time for us…)
Cause life is a gift and every moment got a purpose
Every challenge brings balance for defining who you spose to be
Seeking first the kingdom cause the promise never said there’d be…
(Time for you and me…)

credits

from The Summer of the Cicadas, released February 10, 2017
Music: Flatline
Lyrics and Vocals: Flatline, Chunjay, and Bonafide of GRITS
Additional Vocals: Maddy Montes

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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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