Sharper Tool; Bigger Weapon

by RA SCION X VOX MOD

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a sonic restructuring of a phenomenal album that died tragically before birth. the business of music is ugly; the ashes of a burnt offering are beautiful..

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released March 9, 2014

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RA Scion Seattle, Washington

RA Scion has been writing, recording + performing since the '90s, most notably as 1/2 of Common Market.
"There is a restlessness in RA Scion, a desire to move outside of usual or secure boundaries. From rural Kentucky to as far afield as Zambia & Greece, he's spent his life reinventing himself and his task in the world. His answers are never easy ones.” – Victoria Farr Brown, Historian and Writer ... more

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Track Name: Passage To Transience
01. PASSAGE TO TRANSIENCE

Primordial confluence; matchless induction
Concourse incomparable, full phenomenal function
Fortune foreordained; glow spill, radiate
Shine star, elucidate – show em how to move through time and space
Enter into the assemblage
Watch us wash up – cleanliness, semblance
Lowliness, loftiness; emancipation through discipline
Gotta get right to get back to that light we were delivered in
Rise up, throw off, good vibes; go forth
Stalwarts of the solar, the hallmark of my cohorts
Been transformed from a lesser form; perfected on perfection
Dauntless Adonis we stand upon that pantheon with

Valiance, brilliance; tally up the centillion
Just wait til we consolidate…
Valiance, brilliance; rally up the centillion
Just wait til we consolidate; concentrate; consecrate

Photometric, closed spectrum – flows eclectic, they protected
Pyrotechnics, hieroglyphics – scrawl on the wall been projected
This pictograph of this scythe and staff
Is significant to our distant past
Read the testaments of my next to the next of kin
The excellence is meant to last, so we
Conspire, construct – demonstrate proper conduct
Stand tall but we fall down any time the countenance calls us
We concede, submit – acquiesce to that prestige
Invest me with echelon; impress upon me the effigy with

Valiance, brilliance; tally up the centillion
Just wait til we consolidate…
Valiance, brilliance; rally up the centillion
Just wait til we consolidate; concentrate; Namaste

This is what we believe
Whether or not you choose to accept it, that’s peace
Take from this what’s of value to you
Offered up in love, of others and of truth

Origin empyrean, so the embers’ in us – trace the inference
Energy, intensity, remember we infinite
Emblematic; symbolize; exemplify; represent it
Emphatic; electrified; I testify it’s self-evident
We confirmed, conceived, consummated by the honoree
So logically, we got to be, responsible with this offering
Let’s relish in it, cherish this – well aware of our heritage
We the edifice; pyramids – our destiny, blessed be

This is what we believe
Whether or not you choose to accept it, that’s peace
Take from this what’s of value to you
Offered up in love, of others and of truth

Valiance, brilliance; tally up the centillion
Just wait til we consolidate…
Valiance, brilliance; rally up the centillion
Just wait til we consolidate; concentrate, consecrate
Track Name: Fixed (Feat. Daniel Blue)
02. FIXED (FEAT. DANIEL BLUE)

The fields are full; the orchard in bloom
The harvest has arrived
Hail to the gods who watch o’er the land
The waters and the skies
Hear me, Ceres – we are near thee
Spirits never die
Entrust in us, the bounties of
This lovely Lammastide

Lughnasadh!

Breathe in me, teach me, hold me, heal me
Speak to me, quicken me, feed me, strengthen me
Build me, perfect me, prepare me, release me
Watch me, protect me, accept me, free me

Say grace.

Be still, listen close to those wheat fields – line cut
We still working towards that rebuild – time’s up
Destroy what’s devoid of all signs of life
Restore this resource; we beseech thee, pour forth
That light briefly; rain sweetly; drink deeply – refill
Be still, listen close to those wheat fields – peace, for real
Sit with it, sip with us – cup tip up them spirits in us
Entrenched with the mystics, witches wisdom intrinsic in us
Blood of my kinship drip this, some died for so we live this
Son, be about your business – relentless, relentless
Earth and the sea bear witness; leaves in the wind make mention
Omen of the coming of the empress; they intone, we listening
Science designed this, direction defined this
Purpose behind this, my mission is timeless
Came from divine, this small favor remind us
Please call my name – it’s RA Scion, your highness

To you, what made the seed to grow
To you, what made the water flow
To you, what hung the sun to show
To you, what gave me right to know
To you… we offer grace
To you… we give our thanks

The fields are full; the orchard in bloom
The harvest has arrived
Hail to the gods who watch o’er the land
The waters and the skies
Hear me, Ceres – we are near thee
Spirits never die
Entrust in us, the bounties of
This lovely Lammastide

Lughnasadh!

To you, what made the seed to grow
To you, what made the water flow
To you, what hung the sun to show
To you, what gave me right to know
To you… we offer grace
To you… we give our thanks
To you… we sing our praise

Breathe in me, teach me, hold me, heal me
Speak to me, quicken me, feed me, strengthen me
Build me, perfect me, prepare me, release me
Watch me, protect me, accept me, free me

Say grace.
Track Name: Opalescent Jetsam
03. OPALESCENT JETSAM

Blood moon about to burst
Spill the secrets of seekers it revealed along the search
Teach us to be supreme leaders we must know the worth
Of the science behind the lines drawn back to old earth
Coded by birth, son of the Coven of the Catta
Semi-aquatic being started breathing underwater
When the rains came, washed away the sin of my enemy
Surfaced with a new verve, current purged me of enmity
My sympathies extended by centimeters and inches
Seen how many men have been senselessly pitted against us
I know the road to Hades is paved with sweet intentions
But killers, cheaters and villains is chillin deep in the trenches
Keep on the leading the infantry, we can just see the entrance
The grand vision of its magnificence in the distance
Our patience and persistence ‘bout to pay off in an instant
Can’t wait to introduce you to the proof of your existence

The benediction been offered up in your honor
Come and have a seat at the feet of mother and father
Take a taste of the fruition of the seed of the farmer
Drink of the cup of plenty, want for nothing any longer
Sanctify my soul as I prepare the poor acknowledgement
An utterance of praise is all I gave unto the goddesses
Merciful are they to make a space for the incompetent
Figured I’d been forgotten for failing to scale the monument
Followed the trail of documents, found they doctored the authorship
Fraudulent scholars, postured in front of commoners
Got em all up in arms; they hollering, paying homage
I’m watching em from the margin caught up in my own astonishment
Stop and ponder the obvious: how are you not a sophist?
Are you not a philosopher trotting around as prophet?
Are you honestly moderate, modest, spotless or flawless?
I take account of mines and try to be conscious of all of this and

Let it go… Let it come…
Let it be… Never done…
Open me… Let me out…
Repurpose me… I’m ready now.

Trials filter through my faculties
Each a badge of her honor, colored patches on my tapestry
Cloaked over my shoulders, I hold it closer to balance me
You acting like you haven’t been challenged to your capacity
Walk more, talk less; absorb, process
Feel your way around the scents and sounds of darkness
Come into your conscience; congress, conference
Calmness – silence the preponderance of nonsense
Execute your action – implement your strategy
Practice on the internalization of your majesty
Bow before no oligarch; pray to no diaconate
Own the fact your station was not created by accident
Peace to the establishment; death to evil’s agency
Known to be abrasive, polished stone is what they made of me
Grateful for the mechanism, hateful towards machinery
Bottom end, try and comprehend just what it means to me to

Let it go… Let it come…
Let it be… Never done…
Open me… Let me out…
Repurpose me… I’m ready now.
Track Name: Plush Portal Stylings (Inst. Interlude)
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Track Name: Introspector
05. INTROSPECTOR

Keep digging, and don’t you
Stop digging until you
Reach in and get what you’re
Promised, by god it’s yours that’s
That’s mining
That’s that shit – get yours

Kids lose limbs in the diamond trade
An eye for an eye in a blind charade
Search for the kind of what the mind is made
And we can all get rich when it’s time to pay
I got no time to waste on a vain pursuit
Gates soon to close, I’mma make it through
Leave everything behind when the angels swoop
Get light for the flight, make weight dude

Streaming my line to be aerodynamic
Chisel my features by sickle and hammer
Guided by reason, we walking through darkness
An army of torches – onward march
A legion of forces have gone on before us
Blazers of trails, explorers of forests
Leaders of fearlessness, trainers of warriors
Look and find pieces of teachings they taught us
Found in my faculties will and assurance
I’m sure it’s no different for each of her children
For each is beneficent; sip of this milk and be
Filled with the ancient mystical nutrition
Rich with the bounties of boundary-less woods
Professor of treasures, but best of them all
Markets determine the value of goods
But your personal worth is inestimable, so

Keep digging, and don’t you
Stop digging until you
Reach in and get what you’re
Promised, by god it’s yours that’s
That’s mining
That’s that shit – get yours

In a dream I rode to heaven on immortal horses
Daughters of the sun sung familiar choruses
Goddess open the portal – good lord, she gorgeous
I fell down as she expound the discourse
“Welcome, O Youth, to the handsomest mansion
It can’t be by chance that you’re standing with kings
Due to your inquiries into realities
I will now show you the truth of all things.”
First I was told to control my senses
Dispense with what’s seen or heard when listening
Touch and taste are deceptive agencies
Leave the body to burn and turn unto reason
“Now that you’ve found me beyond physicalities
Properly shall we commune and converse
All you must know of existence is simple:
It is what is and that’s how this shit works, so”

Keep digging, and don’t you
Stop digging until you
Reach in and get what you’re
Promised, by god it’s yours that’s
That’s mining
That’s that shit – get yours
Track Name: Venus In Transit (Feat. Blake Lewis)
06. VENUS IN TRANSIT (FEAT. BLAKE LEWIS)

Slow me down
I don’t wanna miss a cue from you, like I usually do
This holy ground
Aint easy for me to stand on, I been abandoned
Walked across the desert in a sandstorm
Found in foul weather you bound to lose a few, but I
Still got love
‘Cause who among us aint suffered from that struggle, son?
We all go through
Otherwise we don’t pass the test, don’t ask the questions
Never discover what we’re made of is the essence
What you gonna do when the voice calls you?
Don’t vacillate, the path awaits
Taking the first step, that’s an act of faith
I set upon a course a deity predetermined
Lemme cast away
Splash; blast; flash

Slow it down, don’t move too fast
We feed the hunger of each other, now can we make it last?

Our hands are tied to the wheel
We’ll drive our souls into the atmosphere
Heart be still, head on strong
We build our love into a home for all
Just sing me home

Bring me back
Don’t ever let me take for granted this, magnanimous
Gesture extended by the animist
I’m pleased they even took a minute to answer us, so we
Soak that in
‘Til it permeates the hardest heart; charge the spark
Peel back the layers, let the healing start
Fall apart; feel a part
Come inside
Without a need to fear judgment, punishment
Serve justice, first love them
Reduction; we functioning, now
Go be one
Others look unto for leadership, took a piece of this to
Connect the rest of the ethical hedonists
That’s peace, kid…

Take me back, remind me why we came
Let me love you like I loved you when we first began
Just hold my heart, don’t let it go
Keep it safe as we rush, into the future unknown

Our hands are tied to the wheel
We’ll drive our souls into the atmosphere
Heart be still, head on strong
We build our love into a home for all
Just sing me home
Track Name: Laurel & Wine
07. LAUREL AND WINE

Be here, present
We took your blessings with us when we went
Gracious to our host for the event
I was glowing in the moment, I been floating ever since
Blowing peppermint scented candy-coated information
Through these frequencies and systems via rhythmic intonations
I am grateful the awakening occurred within the spirit
The delivery is streaming, we feeling no interference
Hollow reeds play the sweetest key, tune it to the scenery
Set the mood to execute the joining of the B and E
My people, each of you is expected at the reception
For one letter bring a tool, for the other bring a weapon and

Be here, present
We took your blessings with us when we went
We pledge to do better every descent
Spending days in meditations, never even leave the tent
Sat in silence while the vibe provided guidance toward the subject
All the time we needed to achieve what wasn’t done yet
Pauses helped prepare us for the rebel’s intervention
Thank your goddess for this gift of intelligible extension
Now we know, now we know
That this universe is mind, body, soul
Take my medicine by inhalation, vaporize the essence
I release and breathe a thesis on the aegis of the legends
We compete against traditions of empirical persuasion
Our resolve, never shaken; we watching the hawk and raven
That’s divine confirmation flying circular formation
Over base camp, stand up and be counted as a patron and

Be here, present
We took your blessings with us when we went
Grateful to the friends for their defense
Still in search of proper words, I’m guessing they know what we meant…
Track Name: Holly & Oak (Again & Again)
08. HOLLY AND OAK (AGAIN AND AGAIN)

Idol of the tribe; Idol of the cave
Idol of the marketplace – they maintain
Idol of the stage, def the most vain
Investigations, we gonna need a little more
Explanation; form and shape and
Properties of your democracy
Your philosophy and theologies
The complexities of your economy
It’s through servitude that we interpret you
Qualitative observation
Graphs and tables, calculations
Never passed a math class, for that grateful
Less to unlearn, address the concern
Anybody’s guess why we’re blessed with one turn
Rotate, revolve; produce freshness, seasonal
Work that dirt for the seed to fall and for the
Leaf to fall and y’all keep on, y’all
Keep on, keepin’ on, y’all keep on, keepin’ on
We still at it; prismatic
Dispatched by the hidden masters
Refraction; split the atoms
Slip past ‘em – tricks and magic
Smoke and glasses, stoke the ashes
Beginning of the end is approaching faster
How you ‘bout to cope with a total disaster
When you’re scared to appear in the hereafter

Hoof and horn, hoof and horn
All that dies is gonna be reborn
Corn and grain, corn and grain
All that falls shall rise again

This is your inheritance (rich)
Rooted in the past; looking to the future
Again and again and again…

Use control, infuse the flow with the
Rules of old; that fool’s gold aint
Useful, it’s not fruitful
It’s not naturale, it’s not beautiful
Keep passin ‘round – some too slow
Some passed out, as usual
Some too fast, some too cold
Too high; too low
Only way to float’s with an even keel
Put a hole in the boat with a piece of steel
Leaning, we sinking
My people been rethinking it
Put a stoic on the bow tell him lead us home
Ride the high seas, we are free to roam
Gone with the wind when the breeze is blowin’
Burned and returned to the cleanest form

Hoof and horn, hoof and horn
All that dies is gonna be reborn
Corn and grain, corn and grain
All that falls shall rise again
Track Name: Interceptor
09. INTERCEPTOR

Sound on the horn, boy – true I blew
Rose and rode out two-by-two
Duty calls, truly yours
Move me forward – onward to glory
Stories tell, Grandma Trudy taught em to me very well
Flashback and I’m Shadrach
Or I’m Daniel, and I’m daring you – I done
Fought with lions, tamed the tigers
Talked to the hawk, trained the wolves
Beasted every creature, made it lay down in the woods
Take his place in nature, take away this
Disambiguation, they aint
Gotta call us “gods,” they don’t even speak the language, Ahk
Heat to the core, bring to the fore that beat, my lord
Keep my word; capable of murder, make your mercy work
Use my hands, busy them; soothe and grant me innocence
Bathe me in that bravery and make of me an instrument
And I sent that up with a head bent low
Knowing what I know about the ebb and flow
OK with this M.O. – seen my emblem, know my symbol
I respond to the call, honorably – strong and tall, formidable
I’m sorry for your loss but I’ve been charged with cutting off what not

Conducive, to movement – toward the good of the order
Productive, progressive – no political borders
Constructive by profession we erect the brick and mortar
By my sickle or my sword I swear to god I’m taking over

Lay Down…

Talk that talk, meet your match
Master with this blade of steel
Hold my court, walk that walk
Conquer, slaughter, capture fields
Catch your feelings, cry your tears
We been there, now we’re here
Try me, test me – I declare
I’ll die in the line of fire, I swear
Don’t hesitate to get blue blood on my
Breast plate when I’m suited up
My crest clean and my gelding get
Dressed full, we got hell to bring and I
Swing long and I go for throats
Go for the gusto, go for broke
Go for the glory, go thee where you sent
And if you’re hintin’ you’re not

Conducive, to movement – toward the good of the order
Productive, progressive – no political borders
Constructive by profession we erect the brick and mortar
By my sickle or my sword I swear to god I’m takin’ over

Lay Down…
Track Name: Finding Forbearance (Feat. Mark Shirtz)
10. FINDING FORBEARANCE (FEAT. MARK SHIRTZ)

Moon full, guide my path
Light my way; hide my past
Offer me redemption – honorable mention, might I ask
Bygone era; terror bomb the highest of iconoclasts
Dance in the rain, lord please come shower me in
Every last shard of falling glass
Tower collapse, power grab
Draw your sword; mount your steed
War is war, how profound
Watch your words; mind your deeds
Heed your calling, draw your piece
Target line your sights and squeeze
Bubble burst; we know the first to die is
In the direst times of need

Lights flash, skies crash down
I can’t find my angels on the ground
I’m a life; trapped, designed and crafted
To walk my way through these piles of ashes
When the hand reaches down from the clouds
For us to hold while the fire’s all around
Lights flash, time pass
Can we find what we’re looking for?

Work is work; what they do?
Counting cowards by the thousands
Make your mark, brave are few
Armor up and right your stallion
Ride that out – don’t look back
Do your duty, stay your course
Run up on a pawn, take ‘em off the board
Lay low and await the charge
We play strategic
That’s what they teach us
Warriors are made of born leaders
Let the supreme creator sort these creatures
Meet your calling and be faithful
For to death all pledge allegiance

What we livin’ for?
What we livin’ for?
What we livin’ for?
What you livin’ for?

Lights flash, skies crash down
I can’t find my angels on the ground
I’m a life; trapped, designed and crafted
To walk my way through these piles of ashes
When the hand reaches down from the clouds
For us to hold while the fire’s all around
Lights flash, time pass
Can we find what we’re looking for?
Track Name: Patina Green (Feat. GMK & Royce The Choice)
11. PATINA GREEN


(RA Scion)

Hunger strikin’ doin a number on my eyesight
6/6 in my third, seen all that I was blinded by
Glimpses of distractions that captured my attention
Warden workin’ hard to keep his captives in the prison
Price tag of doing business with the fat cats
Knowin’ what they throwin’ in the feed – y’all can have that
Acid in my stomach churn, burn a couple holes through
Belly of Beelzebub, come here let me show you
We been in survival mode most of our existence
Known a small percentage found a way to circumvent this
They been eatin’ cake, keep a table full of devil’s food
Spend no time resentin’ them ‘cause they’ll be with the devil soon
Aint no room for puddin’ when you puttin’ all this wishin’ in
Heard they’re servin’ seconds up, we full of conviction
Bitches in the bathroom heavin’, feedin’ fish
Flush em of their wealth, if nothin’ else we’ll eat the rich

Starvin’ even, hunger stretchin’ beyond the margin
Lighted cigarette as I write, my appetite suppressant
Stimulatin’ me to rhyme, getting’ me thru this day to day
Hustle or be stuck waitin’ for raises in your rate of pay
Boss up; seize your opportunity to gain control
Make your move, lay your rules, stake your claim, pay your dues
Scrape your plate; show appreciation, nothin’ go to waste
Fold your hands, close your eyes, play your role, slow your pace
Know your worth, keep your wits about you when them whisperin’
Glorious your origin; born of flesh, shown of sin
When in Rome, either fall in line or learn to hold your own
Entire empires have fallen by turnin’ cornerstones
Build your strength, you gon’ need it; get your rest, never sleep
Bed of nails, crown of thorns, less is more, blessed be
Comfort is the punishment, it’s something in the wine
Tell my brother hunger is the sustenance of the divine, feed me..
Track Name: Run One Through
12. RUN ONE THROUGH

Aiyo my stroll is from the old heads, still studious
I’m posted up in low-res, a bill for Julius
It’s tourists in the catacomb, they shootin’ freelance
Some even leave the cap on, ha – saggin’ tree branch
Scouters on the ground level callin’ out the gettables
Women’s back at the compound rinsin’ the chemicals
Vitamins and minerals, high up in the price range
Scoopers of the lower fruit, useful with this knife blade
Half-slice a quarter-round, feed off a juicy cut
A bought bottle’s watered down – we hundred proof plus
Nectar of the demigods, we’re not for profit
We’re for nourishment, servin’ up the thirstiest a droplet
Hold your golden goblet take it straight from out the ladle
If you’re dirty then you’re worthy of a seat around the table
I’m as filthy as they come, a dozen others in my company
Content to sip the citrus ‘til these bitches die of gluttony

Scavengers, we scoured every counter for a crumb
Every surface we could crawl across was murdered by the scum
Hella toxic, just a drop of poison spoil the plot
It’s nothin’ left for us to eat but all the shit you left to rot
Beasts are full of evil, every leaf is lookin’ sick-like
Beaches havin’ trouble breathin’ suffocated rip tide
Seed spread infection thru perfection of the bloom
It’s nothin’ left for us but heaven, I suspect we’re goin’ soon…

Aiyo them merchants at Soweto’s day-tradin’ in sheep sperm
Purchase at your leisure, keep a freezer full of wheat germ
Famine and disease will have you thinkin’ on your feet
Hammer steel out; we’re workin’ with tools, intense heat
Baker’s stressin’ when electrical connection’s not a plug away
Magic-maker, paper burner, cave dweller thuggery
Cost of our sophistication paid in common sense
Less one percent retention sittin’ on the top of interest
Went West pioneering, it didn’t settle well
Shut it, what you’re hearing in the distance is a rebel yell
Pay your recompense, or at the very least, attention
We’ve been tolerant of sin but this could never be forgiven
So dismissive of the ripple when the stone is thrown or cast
Like they’ve only known the ocean, where we’re floatin not as vast
So the waste is even faster to contaminate the reservoir
Follow us into the bottomless, save that breath of yours…

Scavengers, we scoured every counter for a crumb
Every surface we could crawl across was murdered by the scum
Hella toxic, just a drop of poison spoil the plot
It’s nothin’ left for us to eat but all the shit you left to rot
Beasts are full of evil, every leaf is lookin’ sick-like
Beaches havin’ trouble breathin’ suffocated rip tide
Seed spread infection thru perfection of the bloom
It’s nothin’ left for us but heaven, I suspect we’re goin’ soon…
Track Name: Interstellar Parish (Feat. Romaro Franceswa)
13. INTERSTELLAR PARISH (FEAT. ROMARO FRANCESWA)

Space, welcome to space
A safe place to replace your database
I know Earth hurts worse, turn your worth to a cold case
Please keep the faith until we escape
Space, welcome to space
Free from the crime, free from the hate
Free from the binds of all of these fakes
Peace of the mind, come; please make haste
Space.

Man I’m facin’ two L’s trynna figure why we
Livin’ in hell, life’s furnaces burnin’ our earnest desires
Can’t you tell, I’m overwhelmed by what they sell
Cant’ think for yourself; if it’s pennies for your
Thoughts, dog – Ro’ gon’ be a wishin well wishin’ you
Well, my nigga but it’s not where you at it’s where you dwell,
My nigga - guaranteed I won’t let the world undersell, my nigga
That’s why we hittin’ space
Farewell, my nigga – farewell, my nigga
Me and RA Scion creatin’ new Zion’s
Spacecraft for the thinkin’ class, better hop on
Upper echelon, we time-time to infinity
Serenities and the amenities of calm
Pain free, lettin’ go of the chains that hold me
Lookin’ like me and Django homies
Peace in the streets versus death ceremonies
Yeah, space – you know that I’m going…

Space, welcome to space
A safe place to replace your database
I know Earth hurts worse, turn your worth to a cold case
Please keep the faith until we escape
Space, welcome to space
Free from the crime, free from the hate
Free from the binds of all of these fakes
Peace of the mind, come; please make haste
Space.

Checkin’ in with the kinfolk
They been here millennia analyzing info
Working on the ground, laying down the foundation
Knowing the prize is realizing our station, this was
Built by us, for us
Room for the wounded of heart in the Houses of Horus
Outcasts, banned from the Lands of Gomorrah
This our space going forward, future
What a beautiful view by cockpit
Banquet, spread set; head Sun Ra sit
Peace to the cosmic for keeping it honest
Peace to the people who repeated the mantra
Peace to the faithful, grateful to be within the
Hands of the capable; fortress uninvadable
Sovereign, guarded by the gods and guided by the doctrine
We don’t need your money here, make a proper offering
Got about a minute ‘fore the ship lift off and
You gotta get on or get off it…

Space, welcome to space
A safe place to replace your database
I know Earth hurts worse, turn your worth to a cold case
Please keep the faith until we escape
Space, welcome to space
Free from the crime, free from the hate
Free from the binds of all of these fakes
Peace of the mind, come; please make haste
Space.
Track Name: Res Publica (Feat. Greg Cypher)
14. RES PUBLICA (FEAT. GREG CYPHER)

Seven generations, building up a colony
Destroy madness, filter the fallacy
Leave for the lineage trust on trust
Seeds to be grown by us, thus
Seven generations built to live on
Destroy madness, free of fear, spirit strong
Leave for the lineage clean, pure streams
For god’s sake, make good use of your dreams

The seed that I’ve sewn, rooted in rhythm and soul
I had a dream of my own, like Martin but a King on my own
I’m talking freedom and they singin’ along
Takin’ indigo worldwide and bringin’ it home
Surrounded by false prophets, disguised as wise men
With divine guidance for higher understanding
Decided I’m redefining the prism of what Zion is
Building a foundation for my daughter to climb on
Still workin’ at this chip on my shoulder; spliff in the doujah
Slip in a coma, visions of golden civilizations
Woke up, with a new, clear mission to go for
Shut down – how long the system been broke for?
Future in our hands, what I’m holding the torch for
Promise Land posture with endless possibilities
The line just Geronimo, aint no standin’ still in me
Aint no standin’ still in us and can I get a witness, please?
And the time for change is here
Aint no standin’ in our way, The X: our generation here
Nation of Millions Part Two, and the place is here
We design & the youth will surely retrace our steps to the future…

Seven generations, building up a colony
Destroy madness, filter the fallacy
Leave for the lineage trust on trust
Seeds to be grown by us, thus
Seven generations built to live on
Destroy madness, free of fear, spirit strong
Leave for the lineage clean, pure streams
For god’s sake, make good use of your dreams

The form of this communique is way universal
The intended recipient was raised in the circle
That’s not to be exclusive but it’s rules to this commune
Followed the doctrine, I voluntarily opted in
Tolerated and barely dodged a barrage of hatred
Every account of a publication gon’ probably say it
So the word is alone is worthless, ask if we ‘bout that
Action; learn about the past from the passionate
Learn to differentiate fashion from fashioner
Only one is genuinely timeless, lasting
Preservation is power, don’t make me state the obvious
It’s why we got no space to accommodate the apologists
Premium real estate, settled on some acreage
Forty and a mule will probably do – we gon’ make it
Just the motivation we were seeking since the era
Y’all referring to as “history;” we’re the pioneers

Seven generations, building up a colony
Destroy madness, filter the fallacy
Leave for the lineage trust on trust
Seeds to be grown by us, thus
Seven generations built to live on
Destroy madness, free of fear, spirit strong
Leave for the lineage clean, pure streams
For god’s sake, make good use of your dreams