The Enlightenment

from by MICjordan + Hippie Sabotage

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lyrics

(hook)
Life's no joke, it ceases, we don't own, we lease it
so-called religious folks provoking Jesus to return and seize it,
it seems hopeless, but don't believe it
the problem is, we're so hardened, we only open when we're broke in pieces!
trying to cope with treasonous leaders that's high on coke
who lied and smote innocents with fire and smoke
though we don't notice or won't perceive it
so we blindly grope when we could expose our eyes and see it

(verse 1)
this is Abaddon's millenium, the end of the aeon,
battling Saturn, these rabid patterns men play on,
pentiums, pentagrams, pentameter, pentacost,
penitentiary, prisoners, produce profits, what gets lost
in the shuffle is that thought is the muscle that moves the body politic
that's why I hardly care about parties, cuz all that shit
is what it is, but I am what I am, too,
we've been stressin preconceptions, what we can and we can't do
but the fact is, we're limitless, rap's just an instance of this
at least when its practitioners get back to genuineness
I see it all like panoramic vision, kids
start off with bright eyes but by the time they're 36
they're just shells, like the copper casings pistols eject
the pain spreads like when hollow tip missiles connect
to tissues and enter your flesh, by the time it's an exit wound
it's five times bigger than the first hole that was left in you
and that hole I'm talking about is inside
pretend to deny the emptiness? Many men tried
to this end, we lie and influence just to bend lives
tentative to try the percentages, it's pretty grim, why?
cuz we're not honest with ourselves,
accumulate possessions with no appreciation for the real cost of wealth
so now our thoughts are jails like we're jacked in the Matrix,
exchanging cash for fake shit, but authenticity is not for sale

(hook)
Life's no joke, it ceases, we don't own, we lease it
so-called religious folks provoking Jesus to return and seize it,
it seems hopeless, but don't believe it
the problem is, we're so hardened, we only open when we're broke in pieces
trying to cope with treasonous leaders that's high on coke
who lied and smote innocents with fire and smoke
though we don't notice or won't perceive it
so we blindly grope when we could expose our eyes and see it

(verse 2)
many times, I've felt a funny vibe and heeded it
immediate, cuz people can be devious,
money and lives cancel each other out often over beef when it
becomes apparent the two must cross like crucifixes
America is a ruthless business, believe in this
our market theology got us all becoming hedonists
and when we live only for pleasure, we do what's expedient
the people leading us aren't the best and the brightest, they're the greediest
got uniformed thugs beating us, reallocating resources that really oughta be for the neediest
so when your wages ain't enough to make it, and you've gotta feed your children
then you're gonna make it happen even if you gotta be the villain
cuz the fact is, nowadays, the law's a fraud
whether or not it's legal, money gets made in foul ways
cuz violence stays the means to an end, not the cause
to crooks running this country I love, it's child's play

(hook)
Life's no joke, it ceases, we don't own, we lease it
so-called religious folks provoking jesus to return and seize it,
it seems hopeless, but don't believe it
the problem is, we're so hardened, we only open when we're broke in pieces
trying to cope with treasonous leaders that's high on coke
who lied and smote innocents with fire and smoke
though we don't notice or won't perceive it
so we blindly grope when we could expose our eyes and see it

credits

from The Real, released January 21, 2014
lyrics: MICjordan
beat: Hippie Sabotage

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