When Soundwaves Play (feat. Jeremiah Dirt)

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lyrics

Jeremiah Dirt, Verse 1:
We-a drown punks in the flows with no raft or rowboat
Uplift the saint with encouragement embedded in the high notes
Over the drum break, we got what it takes
So we record the lyrics and let the bass carry it away
Carry it by soundwaves into your brain plate
Let your central nervous process it down to your heartwaves
That’s how hip-hop should really be sent and received
But some of y’all snakes come to bend and deceieve
But I keep enigmas coming like wind in trees
And Royal Ruckus keep the engine running like antifreeze
No guarantees you’ll escape these infectious emcees
Who rhyme like chemical warfare, communicable disease
Holy Hercules, look at these beasts
Droppin’ heat lyrics onto hot tracks like fries in grease
Hip-hop has become dull from y’all smokin blunts
We come to sharpen the angles, and devils confront

Jermiah Dirt and Chunjay, Chorus:
When the soundwaves play, y’all get hype
When the beat drop, the time is right
For hip-hop to spread its light
This is healing music to make everything alright!

Chunjay, Verse 2:
I graduated high school in 1998
That was the same year my girlfriend finished up the first grade
Got a girl in my bed and one in the war
Got a girl that I’m in love with but she’s on the tennis court
Serving other dudes with style, text me on the side
Messing up with nudes, thinking of her smile with a sigh
Just gettin by sometimes, then strivin to thrive
Other rappers derive, I’m cutting mangoes with a knife
Got the ripest avocados, El Pollo on Alvarado
Los Angeles, Annapolis, rockin shows in Colorado
On insta adding hotties like salsa with serrano
Collecting likes from the ladies every time I post a taco
Nacho average emcees, you fools smothered in cheese
Allergic to wack rappers, radio makes me sneeze
You need Rosetta Stone to understand rappers like Drake
Ha! maybe level one for simplicity’s sake

These rappers on some Kim Kardashian stuff...

Chunjay, Outro:
Yo its Dirt and Chunjay make the sound waves play
California in the house he reps the San Diego bay
And I still rep San Jaoquin trying to right all my wrongs
Just a little example how to write a rap song

How to write a rap? start with a boom and a bap
Try to find the words that rhyme and make the people clap
Have a special nick name, make the beat and rhyme strong
Just a little explanation how to write a rap song

credits

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

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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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