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from The Ratatat EP by Bodi

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Verse 1:
Many times I thought I'd never live to see another day
Prayin that my matter gray would release another way
Instead of splatter from the chatter in the head, mad hatter
Stuck in Jacob's Ladder, but I kept the wolves at bay
By facing where they lay, placing light in shade
Cause when the monster's face is made, it loses strength
Shake away the chains, hear the music that they make
Until they break, so I…stay awake until the wake, wait
- You ever notice
When it's hopeless is when the goal you're working on is closest?
The lowest low without a rope is comatose on overdose
Of broken hope and clear the smoke and focus with no hocus pocus
Needed for the steepest zenith to be reached, cause what's beneath is
Blood, sweat, and tears, that gives victory the sweetest
Taste. So lace up the boots
And face love and truth or else what's the use?
If the shots are as real as a 21 gun salute
The hoops we keep jumping through are useless

I was told by one of the greatest pimps that ever lived
His name is called...God...
That if you know what you got
Then you ain't got much

Many times I hoped that tomorrow would be better
Dependent on the forecast to change the weather
Depending on another to not let me drown
Deep ending in the shallow end, upside down
Sometimes we need a medic to heal our wounds
And sometimes we gotta stitch our own tombs
And I know it, cause I got the scars to prove it
You can hear em bleeding through the speakers through the music (ah)
Knocked down to a worm's eye view
Is needed to appreciate the birds I flew with
Shoes made of concrete, wings made of tin
Wavin at the giants that are standing in your shadow
And not steppin on anyone's shoulder blades
Or caught in games the third rock boulder plays
Colder days around the corner, that's true
But we can make it warmer, that's cool

You're not supposed to know what you're gonna do with the rest of your life yet
You're doing what you think's best
You're following through on what you think's best and that's what you should be doing
You had a plan, you're executing it, what's wrong with that?
But you gotta give it a chance
You gotta give yourself time
You can't beat yourself up because you're taking chances on things
So don't start giving up on what you set forward to do at the beginning
Cause that's gonna get you nowhere, I can promise you that.

Verse 3:
And I'm falling down a thousand times for every one that I succeed
And I concede it's foolish, clueless I may be but I believe
That I can reach a level high as eyes can lead, desires, dreams
Combine to seize the day and reach where sky and the horizon meet
And keep marchin on, sparkin dawn with the ammunition
Of the mission that you're livin's given me a brand new vision
And a glimpse into the riskin that you wager when you're wishin
And decisions that you make with strength as great as atom fission


from The Ratatat EP, track released September 17, 2014
Instrumental: One by Ratatat
Lyrics and Vocals by Bodi
Mixed and Mastered by Bodi


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Bodi Washington

Bodi, formerly Alexipharmic, has been making music since he started watching YO! MTV Raps in Cookie Monster pajamas. He has toured the United States several times, made tracks with Eyedea, P.O.S., Emancipator, Budo, Kristoff Krane, and performed with many more. 50% of all his album and merch sales are donated to Mercy Corps' relief efforts in the Congo. He loves you, them, and sometimes himself. ... more

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