Simpleman

by Bodi

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Produced by Doctype
Written & Recorded by Bodi
Off an upcoming (secret) EP.
Samples: Lynyrd Skynyrd & Sly Stallone

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(Momma told me) When I was young
A man I'd become, one stand for the whole
In a world that's cold that'll reach for your soul
Just grow, don't let it make you numb
You're (one) (one) one in a million
One in six billion tryna make it
Never complacent, time never waste it
God's not adjacent, heaven is here
No fear, no doubt
Breathe in, breathe out
We've all got a story to share
Until the day breath disappears in the air
All part of the jigsaw
Puzzle pieced together picture perfect
Carve your part, know it, learn it
Carry one another on our back like a rickshaw
- This is life
One half lie in the roll of the dice
And we gotta let em fly and learn to let go
And once we're born we line death row
(Slow down), all that exists
Is here, right now, this present, this
Is all there is, when it begins
We'll never come back to this life again
.Impermanent, we learn this
Taking steps to find our purpose
In this journey's twists and turns
But when we're burned is when we learn
And earn our stripes and scars and
Light the stars despite the odds against
Ball a fist - arms up high
Let your palms ignite the sky

One for the time we're gonna be alive
Two for the fire inside of our eyes
Three for the fork in the road that we face
Fortunate now to be in this place
- Race, our footsteps leave
A trace for the next generation to see
A path to guide and find the summit
One step closer fore we plummet
Run it til the bones break - no fate
Tomorrow don't exist yet - don't wait
Never too late to take time to create the great
Love that we make before our loved ones move on
- And though it's cliche
We often regret the words we don't say
Someday we'll all push daisies
No time left for one day maybes

Chorus
Someday we'll all push daisies…
No time left for one day maybes…
Someday we'll all push daisies...
No time left for one day maybes...
(repeat)

Your joy, pain, loss, gain
None remain - everything changes
In this voyage stages
But you start and end it naked
Independent but connected
No life more important than the next is
If you left this place a little better
Than it was when you got here, those are your feathers
- Together fly higher
But you take the jump alone
Balance act, on high wire
Up to you to find home on your own
And walk the road on your own toe tips
And when you fall and blood is spit
Just know this too shall pass,
Nothing's gone, nothing lasts
Lift your head, you can't quit
Grit your teeth, clench your fist
Take the hits, keep on movin
When we stop is when we're losin
True indeed, you succeed
And you'll find you've got company
Forgive the fickle please
We all want to live comfortably
Judge, you'll never find happiness
Give it all away and sacrifice the avarice
.That ties so many of us down
. And if you can smile from the ground
You will bend but never break
Find the true among the fake
And face defeat with horizon eyes
And march through dens where the lion hides
Actions taken live on when
You're gone and work on the hearts of men
And you can't take this sinew with you
Other's triumphs, you will live through
Hand to mouth, sweat of brow
Give a wave, take a bow
Know you've made your momma proud
Bringing sunshine through the clouds.

credits

released March 10, 2011
Produced by Doctype
Written & Recorded 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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