The Truth

by Farooq

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released 13 April 2013

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Track Name: It's Goin' Down
No matter how hard you try it will never be like it was before, but
you can take what you have and build something better.
(Pick it up)
Pick up your head, pick up your heart, pick up your feet and then tell yourself to move.
I've been around in circles and felt like it's a waste.
On that hurry up and wait, I'm still fighting to find my fate.
I pick up my head, pick up my heart, pick up my feet and then I tell myself to move.
I try to keep pace, but I just can't wait.
Meet me at the show. (It's goin down x3)
We're tearin up the piiiiiiiiit.(It's goin down x3)
Pick it up.
No matter how hard I try it will never be like it was before.
I'm takin the man I am to build someone better.
I pick up my head, pick up my heart, pick up my feet and then I tell myself to move.
Ride with your folks. (It's goin down)
Ride with your folks. (It's goin down)
Tonight. Pick it up.
Track Name: Owned
I will not be the prey. Eyes wide open.
This has always been survival of the fittest, that's why they aim to fatten you up.
So you can no longer hold your own weight, and you have to give up.
You're being corralled, held by your eyes and ears. A captive audience, controlled by lies an fear.
It's lies and fear.
We've been given the blueprint for destruction. Now the consumers are consumed by consumption, as they take advantage of their captive audience.
They hesitate to celebrate the diligent, viewed as  militant before they reward and monetize the ignorant.
You're being misinformed.
You're being misdirected. Misinformed,
as they take advantage and you learn to love it.
They know your weaknesses, and they exploit it
as they take advantage.
They're gunning for you, shooting at you, and their only aim is take you down.
With all the things I've learned, and all the things I've seen, it's so hard to believe everything I thought I ever knew.
Eyes wide open.
Track Name: Break Through
Break through. Break free.
I won't' be held back any longer with the illusion that i'm getting ahead.
You gave me everything i thought that I wanted,
and when i needed you, you left me for dead.
No more. I will break through. I will break free.
No more. I've tasted freedom and I'm not going back.
A moment of silence for the addict that's still suffering.
Break through. Break free. Pull away and lose the worst part about you.
Sever the ties that held you back. Escape the demons that stood in your way.
Break through. Break free. Pull away and lose what you hate about yourself.
Sever the ties that strangle you. Trample the demons that stand in your way.
Break through. Break free.
Every day without you is a victory, when I get to see my true self.
I will not fear who I am, or forget where I came from.
Break through. Break free.
Track Name: The Garden of Life
I don't understand why you'd want to go there with somebody you don't even know.
Just to get some love, you show a side you shouldn't need to show.
Actin like you win, but in reality you're losin though, you'll reap what you sew.
In this garden of life, you the hoe. Diggin up dirt and spreadin it around to cover up
your own lack of growth. You get rejection, get to steppin, now go..
You can try to bury it down, but the truth will always come to the light.
Your intensions were apparently found. I always knew. I saw the bluff in your eyes.
Still diggin up dirt and tryin to spread it all around. The truth will come to the light.
You can't bury it down. I'm pushin. It aint my problem if you get passed up, I go,
and I'm gainin, and never trippin if you think that sucks. Oh no I said I'm pushin.
It aint my problem if you get passed up, I go,
and I'm gainin, and never trippin if you think that sucks. Oh no.
No.
Track Name: B.S.N.
Now even though we're different and we disagree sometimes,
I wouldn't know what to do without you in my life. 
We've progressed, things change,
but we can be ourselves and still no matter what that I am always here to help. 
Bro. 
 I gotta to thank you for my sanity. I appreciate all the support.
I will jump the second you call, and I'm honored to have your trust. 
Cuz life's a lot of back and fourth,
and if I trip I know you'll be there to stop me before I wreck.
You're still here. 
I see you tryn to find your way, and if you trip, know that I'll be there to stop you
before your wreck. I'm still here. 
Do you remember the days when I was low and you picked me up, because you stay down? 
I remember the days when you needed me the most, and didn't have to say a word. 
I'm still here and I remember the days. 
I'm still here, and I'll always remember those days. 
Cuz life's a lot of back and fourth,
and if I trip I know you'll be there to stop me before I wreck.
You're still here. 
I see you tryn to find your way, and if you trip,
know thatI'll be there to stop you before your wreck. 
I'm still here. 
Bro.
Track Name: Dry Toast
Get up.
We're makin the moves.
Loaded up, gassed up, flying up the 99.
We're comin for you, and even though the road is rough, u know we'll make it, cuz we're ride or die.
Ride or die
This is what I clock in for.
This is why I lose sleep.
We give it all give it all we got, then paack up and hit the Denny's at 2AM.
We don't ask for much, and we're thankful for every piece we receive.
We're tryin to live that dream, to do what we want and get what we need.
This is not a hobby,this is my life. My ticket out of this strife that I've survived. This is my ticket to your city to see you. This might be my only shot. I won't miss my chance (to leave my mark). That's why we're makin the moves and com in for you, I gotta leave my mark.
Track Name: Keep it Movin'
I can't stop won't stop, and I never would.
Forced to take turns, and wait in a line, has got me feelin anxious now, like I'm way out of time.
Even as the sun sets, I must stay on my grind.
You can't be mad at me for goin out and takin what's mine.
You can't take what's mine.
I can't stop won't stop, and I never would.
I can't stop won't stop, I don't think I could.
Don't stop, Keep it movin.
We were built to run this.
They will hold you captive by making you complacent and
feed you all you know and then take away your basic need to think and live for your health. When you give away your power you can't fend for yourself.
Sometimes I wish I never knew.
Now all I can do is try to make you understand.
They're tryin to force us down, but I will not submit.
They're tryn to push us down. They want to beat us down.
They're tryn to force us down into submission.
Still, I can't stop won't stop, and I never would.
I can't stop won't stop, I don't think I could.
Don't stop, Keep it movin.
We were built to run this.
Track Name: Goats
This is not your home this is the place you go to feed your ego. 
The desire to be known is showin you to win just be low. 
Poor goats.
You try and try and try, to front like the baddest, a punk of a savage. 
You cry and cry and cry, and lie to update your status, but your skin
will not save your core.
Goats.
 Take it ((TAKE IT BACK)) they've stolen your will. 
Take it ((TAKE IT BACK))they said that you don't need it. 
Take it ((TAKE IT BACK))and now you're simply a shill. 
Take it ((TAKE IT BACK))because we know that you don't mean it. 
Your try and try an try.Cry and cry and cry. They lied to you. 
You're not a star. You're being sacrificed. 
You are not a star, you're being sacrificed. 
Every single day, you waste away. You're being sacrificed. 
Every single night you lie awake not knowing why. 
You are not a star. 
Track Name: Denied
Your lies make me sick (I deny you)
I don't want to hear it anymore (so I shut you out)
Your lies make me sick (I deny you)
I don't want to hear it anymore.
Your busted grill has turned yellow from the cowardly words you speak.
All of the garbage that comes out your mouth has really hurt your teeth.
Don't come around here or you will be denied.
I am just so sick and tired of all of the garbage that you bring.
(WE WILL SPIN THIS PIIIIIIIIIITTTT)
Don't come around here or you will be denied.
I should be trying much harder to forgive you, even though you've had way more than one chance.
I'm still tryin to be the better man, even though I'm sure I already am.
Try to come around here I'm like hold up, (wait a minute)
Am I the better man for not choking you out on sight?
For not socking you square in the jaw?
I pray you learn to be honest, and that I get much better at forgiveness.
Track Name: Hold Up Swole Up
What are you doing with your time,
and what are you doin to mine?
Never movin forward, walkin the same old lines.
Pretending that your situations one of a kind.
That why nobody's got your back, because you front all the time.
Bringing nothin to the table, and puttin so much for your plate.
You bring that trash into my house.
I'll bring the flowers to your wake.
(I won't let this die, ill keep it alive). While their running through their phases, I'm running out of patience.
Woah, they say to slow your roll, but I think you should go hard if you know your goals.
The fakes and the users, lames and the losers will latch on and weigh you down if you don't catch on. Pick a time set the place it is yours.
(We make this what it is).
Not for the sake of makin chips, but for the sake of all the kids.
This is your time, this is my time, this is our time to move this world around us. Go.
This is our time this is our time (to work it out).
this is nothing without love and concern.
This is nothing if its just a competition.
This is nothing without changing someone's life.
If you aint working to build no one up, if you ain't tearin that bullshit down,(you're fuckin up).
Not for status and not for fame, but for you and for our lives. We need to move this fucking world.
I should never say that you don't belong, but I feel I have to when you're doing it so wrong.
This is not for you, sit down and shut your mouth.
This is not for you. Get the fuck out, and
you can come back when you fix your face and grow a spine.
Track Name: For Your Pride
(I need to get my self out of this place)
This place that I sink into, where I slip, lose my grip, fall down and feel lost.
(help me out) of this place that I put my self, where I let every problem get to me. Everything is over me.
(Get me out) because I may not do it myself, I wanna place the blame, I feel so ashamed.
I fight, strive and suffer for you.
(This will not be the end of me)
It is the drive in this competition for a prize that is not worth winning. You will lie in your contradiction for a life that is not worth living.
But when it's all said and done, will you lose your heart?
What will they say that you were all about if you died right now?
You will (Fight) You will (Strive)You will (Lose) you'll survive
You would (risk your life)
you'd put it all out on the line
You will (Fight) You will (Strive)You will (Lose) you'll survive
You would (risk your life)
you will suffer for your pride
We march through this war that we've enlisted in against our better judgment.
We march through this horror, but we're just using what we're sold and being punished. You don't understand that it will run you into the ground. Now,
you will (Fight), you will (Strive),you will (Lose), you'll survive
you would (risk your life),
and put it all out on the line
You will (Fight) You will (Strive)You will (Lose) you'll survive
You would (risk your life)
you will suffer for your pride
Track Name: Let It Ride
let it all ride for you.
I'm tryin way to hard, and things just aint the same.
On the same team, but some plays just change the game.
Jockin for position got us somehow changin lanes.
I'm here tryin to fix it while you try to place the blame.
(How could you question my loyalty. How dare you question my loyalty)
When you were in a bind I kept you in mind, and I wouldn't rest, unless you were fine.
They would all talk, I'd get through the vines.
You went another way I'd never say you left me behind.
What brought us together will tear us a part.
When I was in a bind you kept me in mind, and you wouldn't rest, unless I was fine.
They would all talk, you got caught in the vines.
I went where I was goin, but you say I left you behind.
We've braved battle, and been battered, but not broken, not beaten. I'm staying strong to help you up when you fall. I've seen battle, and been battered, but not broken, not beaten. I refuse to take a loss.
If it hurts, then walk it off.
Track Name: You Ain't Gotta Lie
Looking for the cure, but still sicker than we've ever been.
Trying to wash away the guilt.
Trying to pass the blame.
Paying to cover the skeletons, but still too lazy to find the truth.
Believe what you heard, and follow the herd.
They sacrificed a lamb to feed the wolves.
I don't know the answer.
They haven't found the answers, but some still search
some give up. Some just give up. Some just give in.
Theyll use it as story to help them sleep at night
until it becomes a TV show that makes the sleep through the day.
We won't control ourselves, instead we beg someone to push us in the right direction.
What's happened here is all our fault.
We ask for something to make it ok.
Where did you put the remote control and where is it putting you?
We're conditioned to follow. We're conditioned to die.
They don't deserve the power they feed on.
So many have been cursed in the name of salvation.
We're not taught to question,
we're conditioned to follow and die.