Y​.​O​.​G​.​I.

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Y.O.G.I. is the third mixtape released by Mikey Budd. After releasing "Ganja, Mantras & Insecurities", the yoga teacher turned rapper was well recognized for his unique approach to hip hop. He began performing on tour through California and opening for West Coast names like Mac Mall, RBL Posse & Too $hort. The mixtape was recorded, mixed and mastered in Budd's home studio in Los Angeles which features producer Anno Domini beats and other vocal artists including Ellie Aviles and Alexia Hall. Y.O.G.I. has many themes of self improvement and living a positive lifestyle. Meanwhile keeping it chill and embracing your own individuality.

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released October 29, 2019

Production by Adrian Wood and Anno Domini Team. Written and performed by mikeY budd.

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Slicker than your average yogi, Mikey Budd is well known for blending his chill yoga lifestyle into unshakable conscious raps. The born and raised Jersey boy has always advocated for healthy living but began making music about it after relocating to California. Apart from being a hybrid East and West Coast rapper, Mikey is in fact a trained yoga instructor, published author and experienced poet. ... more

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Track Name: Y.O.G.I. (Intro)
Been a second since I been seen
On the scene
Incognito
Cause this chico bout the CREAM
Money talks loud-
But actions speak louder
Don’t ask if he was rich
But how’d the king use his power
I could be positive but pessimistic
Like reality
The world is a cruel place
It doesn’t have to be
So Imma take this gwop
Outta pocket fo non profits
Give jobs to the jobless
And my plan - Never stop
So while you’re alive
How will you change a life?
Like Oprah combined
With Tony Robbins Live
My limericks strike interests
For any mind alike
From the young to the old
To the black to the white
A young optimist
Giving inspiration to the kids
Yogi Budd or Buddha?
Depends on who it is
I’m only human after all
Balanced like a crow
We bout to get lit
You already know it’s that…

B-U-Double D
Yeah we blazin’ to the sounds of Mikey
B-U-Double D
Yeah you in the mix with Mikey
B-U-Double D
Tell em girl, the one and only
Blazin to the sounds of Mikey…
B-U-Double D

Let’s go
Track Name: Higher
Higher, higher
Take me higher
I, I need you to take me higher
Lord
Won’t you take me higher
Lift my spirit
And take me higher
Oh!
Won’t you take me higher
I, I need you to take me higher
Lord
Won’t you take me higher
Ease my pain
And take me higher
Higher, Higher


A couple minutes passed
I ain’t take a breath…
Sometimes I just need to take a breath

I never notice little things
But little things’ll stress me
Yes he’s human
I’m assuming- that’s what they would say
See me making a mistake
Hope that’s not the reason that she left me
But to make my days brighter
I get higher, higher
Sometimes I’m a social butterfly
But it’s hard to tell who I really am
Except in my cocoon
Not round these fools who do not give a damn
Crowd’s too clout
The music’s too loud
They braggin bout their Benz and Beamers
Still I nod and I smile
Problems of a people pleaser
Speaking my truth’s
Not really allowed
Cause then I’d be a tweaker
Can’t relate to these conversations
Drift like George
No gravitation
Overthinking on a daily
Guess that’s how I’m wired
Take a second to myself, I get…

Higher, higher
Take me higher
I, I need you to take me higher
Lord
Won’t you take me higher
Lift my spirit
And take me higher
Oh!
Won’t you take me higher
I, I need you to take me higher
Lord
Won’t you take me higher
Ease my pain
And take me higher
Higher, higher


About a minute passed
I ain’t take a breath…
Sometimes I just need to take a breath

Sinkin’ deeper in this ocean
Only wish I could breeeathe
Restless below surface
Barely sun to see
Pressure’s when they stare at me
Wish I knew how to handle it
I try to be the light
But I’m burnt out like a candlestick
They pullin’ my strings like mandolins
Can’t manage my insanity
No prescription for the pain
But this is therapy
Free my mind
And stay refined
Keep my spirit pure divine
As I let it all unwind, I get…

Higher, higher
Take me higher
I, I need you to take me higher
Lord
Won’t you take me higher
Lift my spirit
And take me higher
Oh!
Won’t you take me higher
I, I need you to take me higher
Lord
Won’t you take me higher
Ease my pain
And take me higher
Higher, higher

Take me higher
I, I need you to take me higher
Oh Lord
Take me higher
Give me wings
And take me higher
Higher, higher
Higher, higher
Higher, higher
Take me higher
Track Name: The Good Life
No brands in my closet don’t assume I,
Want a mansion, or the Maserati coupe right?
And I don’t gotta post a picture just to prove I
Live a good life, it’s the good life

Yeah I know I’m not the prince out in Dubai
But I’m on the move, gotta keep my shoes tied
Long as you doin you - keep doin what you like
That’s the good life you live the good life


Direct deposit’s in
Next rounds on me
Makin my way to the bar
Bartender’s like yo what’ll you drink
1 shot 2 shot 3 shots of tequila
I burned a fat joint
So I’m higher than Khalifa
Oh snap! Smell that?
Mikey Budd the guido chico
Cannabis aroma
Turtle chain from Puerto Rico
Feelin’ so good I got my hands up
Like a hold up
It ain’t hard to find me
My name isn’t Nemo
But like Neo yes girl I am the one
You might of heard about me
From ya daughters and sons
The dude who doesn’t give a fuck
Cuz fucks are easy to give
Guess I’m a simple mother fucka
That’s the life that I live
Living room’s empty
But I get plenty in the twin bed
Twin speakers, no screens
‘Cept for the skinheads
Havin that been said
You can’t temp me with those riches
I’m good with my girl
Don’t need boujee bitches

No brands in my closet don’t assume I,
Want a mansion, or the Maserati coupe right?
And I don’t gotta post a picture just to prove I
Live a good life, it’s the good life

Yeah I know I’m not the prince out in Dubai
But I’m on the move, gotta keep my shoes tied
Long as you doin you - keep doin what you like
That’s the good life you live the good life

4th of July
Of course we getting high
And now I -
Got insufficient funds
But I got enough green
To roll a couple of blunts
Puffin country grammar
Yo we star spangled hammered (that’s it)
“But Mikey you’re a yogi and
Those are bad habits”
Chill lil’ girl my life is all about balance
Work hard, play hard
I party harder than I played it
Always on the go but now namastayin’
What up to Uncle Phil
We got veggies on the grill
Positive people in my world
That’s the riches for real
Meaning good vibes all around
Moments when ya witcha real
And my bonita mama cita
Booty big as Brazil
No flexin’ for sex man
I’d never pay for it
My clothes made local
But my life stay foreign
Travel round the world
The best way to get richer
Fan base from Burma
To cities you ain’t heard of

No brands in my closet don’t assume I,
Want a mansion, or the Maserati coupe right?
And I don’t gotta post a picture just to prove I
Live a good life, it’s the good life

Yeah I know I’m not the prince out in Dubai
But I’m on the move, gotta keep my shoes tied
Long as you doin you - keep doin what you like
That’s the good life you live the good life

What you gon’ do today?
Whatever I want!
And when they ask why
I sing that Mary J. Blige
It’s my life, my life, my life, my life
And I got mad sunshine
Cuz I do what I love -
Eat good, sleep good
Smoke until I’m stupid
The man’s mad abusive
I don’t work for that dude
See I’m a free spirit –
Say what I want in my music
Drop the album in Fall
Cuz I’m gone til June
While y’all was brainstorming
I just hailed a monsoon
Wake up, made a days pay
It’s not even noon
Gotta chill for awhile
Cuz I’m on a new moon
Cindy hit me up
Sold out retreat in Tulum
I got bitches in the livin’ room
Doin’ their oms
And we been getting spiritual
Since 6 in the mornin’
Shit, so whatchu you wanna do with a yogi
Get rid of that stress and a lil’ down doggy

No brands in my closet don’t assume I,
Want a mansion, or the Maserati coupe right?
And I don’t gotta post a picture just to prove I
Live a good life, it’s the good life

Yeah I know I’m not the prince out in Dubai
But I’m on the move, gotta keep my shoes tied
Long as you doin you - keep doin what you like
That’s the good life you live the good life
Track Name: Ode 2 HER (Love of My Life) [Feat. Alexia Hall]
I met this girl when I was 9 years old
And what I love most
She had so much soul
My head was movin'
Body groovin'
I just couldn’t control
It was the new doo wop
That thing was loud on the radio
We'd be on the stoop
Bumpin up Badu
Designed to get us high
But more importantly by
Cuz we was raised by the sculptors
That created this culture
Everybody from the bottom
Not you industry vultures
I mean the realest like Dilla
Your sense ain’t Common
Too many sell outs
Not enough payin homage
Not enough emcees
Cuz there’s way too many Rodmans
Leavin ya more let down
Than breaking news by Bobby Mueller
But to say it ain’t made
Is to throw us some shade
Underground sound
Now watch the pictures I paint
That old school vibe did not die yet
Alive and well homeboy – Bet!

Hook
Ode to the love of my life
Always been right by my side
Ode to the love of my life
Always been right by my side

Hip hop hooray ho!
Now put your hands high
If you’re feelin me flow
Cuz ya’ll know Dirty Jersey is
Naughty by nature
Not that I hate ya
But I crush a lot
Guess that makes me playa
No diggity no doubt
It’s the plays that pays no doubt
But I’m not out for presidents to represent me
Say what?!
I’m out for dead presidents -
Dead prez
Not your Mercedes Benz
But should I make some ends
That’d be stupendous
For my friends
Cause I just want something
Different than the top 40
You know? Positive music that uplifts the young kids
Rough rhymes for tough times
Keep ya keep up shorty
I ain’t in the streets tryna pop some glocks
I flow over funky beats so my block can rock
Stayin true to my roots
From the ground up like Roots
A quest for old school love
That’s why I’m up in the booth

Hook

Reminisce getting blissed
Thinking way back to high school
‘White boy you white washed’
Stayin cold as Ice Cube
Before my ball games
Heavy hittaz on the mix
Burnin CDs for my boys
Yo what you want on ya disc
I had that Illmatic mind state
Break the bread south
Get my boys out
66 route
We need some California love
You know what I mean
Detours through Detroit
Adding to Chicago’s crime rate
I paid my dues though
No disrespect daddy
I ain’t a thug -
Just because my clothes baggy
Matter fact all them raps
Taught me I should give back
So while y’all appropriate
I teach kids how to meditate
Yoga classes off of Crenshaw
Get em buzzed like a chainsaw
Mental and spiritual muscle
Go getta for the ghetto
One thing I’ll never let go
Buy back the back
Bro we learned that Nipsey Hussle

Hook
Track Name: Too Digital
She ain’t take a selfie since her ass was 16
Myspace mirror model queen
Tila tequila type of team
Wannabe bad bitches making them switches
Starting clean
She ain’t local on the gram
No dating apps to find her man
She’s too personal
Yup - way too personal to google
Keeps her new life on the low
Ain’t got the time to show
Always gettin shit done
Her new friends don’t follow trends
And the last thing she needs,
Is your got damn approval

Hook
Snap back to reality
Cause dog you way too digital
She said f*** you lames
Now you dealin with the realest bro
I ain’t got the time
For your virtual world, peace
I ain’t no Instagram girl

Snap back to reality
Bitch you way too digital
I said f*** you lames
Cause you dealin with the realest bro
I ain’t got the time
For your virtual world, peace
Instagram boys and girls

Shorty wanna take a pic
And of course I’m gonna do it
Cause I’m cool like that
Yeah I’m Mr. Nice Cat
But you better make it quick
Te cuidado round my chick
Cuz she got Latina heat
You won’t wanna fight back
Yeah I always keep the peace
But I still keep the gutter
Dat kid Koa got my back
Singleton Four Brothers
I’m one from the blender
Dancing in September
Even with the A.D.D.
Guess who’s name they remember? (Mikey Budd!)

Snap back to reality
Cause dog you way too digital
She said f*** you lames
Now you dealin with the realest bro
I ain’t got the time
For your virtual world, peace
I ain’t no Instagram girl

Snap back to reality
Bitch you way too digital
I said f*** you lames
Cause you dealin with the realest bro
I ain’t got the time
For your virtual world, peace
Instagram boys and girls

It’s insane, it’s so vain
And it’s all status game
Nobody trusts each other
They would rather trust a meme
Everything’s a photo opp
Everything is photoshopped
Now the numbers lie
Ha! I know your likes are robots
That ain’t self love
It’s social media assurance
Fake models ain’t paid shit
They just narcissistic
And I’m curious to see
What the industry would be
If it was the vinyl days
There goes half of y’all
That’s buyin plays

Snap back to reality
Cause dog you way too digital
She said f*** you lames
Now you dealin with the realest bro
I ain’t got the time
For your virtual world, peace
I ain’t no Instagram girl

Snap back to reality
Bitch you way too digital
I said f*** you lames
Cause you dealin with the realest bro
I ain’t got the time
For your virtual world, peace
Instagram boys and girls

Bridge
Lord Shiva status man
I’m sick of all you Instagram Yogis
All you do is annoy me
So I have been sent here to destroy you

Snap back to reality
Cause dog you way too digital
She said f*** you lames
Now you dealin with the realest bro
I ain’t got the time
For your virtual world, peace
I ain’t no Instagram girl

Snap back to reality
Bitch you way too digital
I said f*** you lames
Cause you dealin with the realest bro
I ain’t got the time
For your virtual world, peace
Instagram boys and girls

Snap back to reality
Dog you way too digital
She don’t f*** with you
Cuz she knows your life is fictional
I ain’t got the time
For your virtual world, so peace
She ain’t no Instagram girl

Snap back to reality
Cuz dog you way too digital
5 years in the game
Now they know my role is pivotal
I ain’t got the time
For your virtual world, so peace
Instagram boys and girls
Track Name: Peaceful (Feat. Alexia Hall)
And this is how it’s been since the very beginning
Territorial terrestrials
Another cold killing
Survival comes first
Then comes forgiving
Get you nervous running home
Like it’s the bottom of the inning
But today is kinda different
Bro I’m tired of it
This was my block growin’ up
Now they tryin’ the kid
Ya think ya tats make ya tough?
Homeboy you a bluff
Put you cats on blast
Cause I know you ain’t thugs
Don’t care what they say
As they lookin’ my way
I know they not hard
Just some pussies with a blades
That’s the story I played
In my head as I was walkin’
One dude too close behind me
Almost felt like he was stalkin’
Fo’ I could take a breath
Palm strike to the nose
He was down for the count
Here’s the thing you should know
That scenario wasn’t anything that I done thought it
All dude tried to do was give me back my wallet… got damn

And that’s why I need to keep it peaceful
Peaceful, peaceful, peaceful, why?
Cuz the drama always brings me down
Tired of the drama man, tired of it
And that’s why I need to keep it peaceful
Peaceful, peaceful, peaceful, why?
Cuz the drama always, no more drama in my life tonight

Now you collared for assault
Plea in front of the court
And a judge who won’t budge
Til you get anger support
And the family agrees
You’re the wild black sheep
Middle child syndrome hurt em
But especially me
Making assumptions over nothin,
Causing drama like novellas
Conspiracy theories
Stories wild as Cinderella
But if the shoe fits I was usually right
The cost of free speech
That’s a damn heavy price
Surrender is strength
So I lay down my sword
Sometimes the smartest man
Speaks the last word
So if my girl wants to check my messages
I’ll let her
She’s someone I’d never hurt
I got nothin’ to hide
But getting all defensive never helped my case
I used to get mad about it
Now I’d rather keep peace
Let her know that she’s the one and only in my life
And if we don’t want this to end
Let’s not start another fight tonight

And that’s why I need to keep it peaceful
Peaceful, peaceful, peaceful, why?
Cuz the drama always brings me down
Tired of the drama man, tired of it
And that’s why I need to keep it peaceful
Peaceful, peaceful, peaceful, why?
Cuz the drama always, no more drama in my life tonight

Therapist says I worry too much
And “you’re supposed to teach yoga?”
Yeah the irony
But society
Keeps tryin me
Buildin my anxiety
Like every time I drive
Nobody starts surprising me
She said - you feel stuck
Cuz you’re glued to the past
Time waits for nobody
And this bus is the last
All them seconds that you mad
Cumulates like contributions
Time blamin’ mom & dad
You haven’t tried improving
Real talk she was right
I wasn’t livin’ my truth
Told the world to relax
For the sake of my fuse
A short temper chico
Defensive as Westbroook
Sensitive I’ll admit
It’s part of being the youth
Yeah dog, I’m a millennial kid
Y’all just here for the season
I’m perennial trick
See my vibe is too high
For y’all to even try and kill it
Don’t hate that I’m laid back
Cool now, chillin like peace!

And that’s why I need to keep it peaceful
Peaceful, peaceful, peaceful, why?
Cuz the drama always brings me down
Tired of the drama man, tired of it
And that’s why I need to keep it peaceful
Peaceful, peaceful, peaceful, why?
Cuz the drama always, no more drama in my life tonight
Track Name: Cry For Em
6 years old, when his father finally met him
Year was 92, he was still in a great depression
Not regretting his mistake
Gave his youngest son away
Every day he’d live with
Like a doctor
Failing on a patient
This specific situation
Was not a visitation
Battle over custody
Family wasn’t functioning
Suddenly it made sense
His pops was out there on a guilt trip
So (Instead I cry)
Uncle took the ‘L’
Like commuters in the Chi
It was an open case adoption
But he lost it
When it came time to say goodbye
So (Instead I cry)
Couldn’t get him back
Even if he tried
Went out for the reach
Daddy’s hands were tied
Already lawyered up
Not sayin’ it was right
But displaced demons onto me
Dad’s defense mechanism
Rage out of despondency
So (Instead I cry)
Cuz he had too much pride
His old man was cold man
Mr. tough guy
Be a real man, goddam
Tale as old as time
So (Instead I cry)
Guess it’s our environment
Products of the projects
Better stop it
Before them boys call you a bitch
They’ll let you know
You actin like a hoe
That’s just how it goes
The block would knock him
Simply for being sensitive
So he ended up alone as a kid
(Instead I cry)
All he needed was a friend
Vibe to Eminem
Inspired with a pen
No fans but if he could not vent
(Instead I cry)
6 days a week just to sleep
Sidesteppin' anyone he’d see
Hide and seek, being weak
He won’t speak about it
For the sake of masculinity
Sacrificed his spirit with his inner peace
For their comfortability, seriously?
(Instead I cry)
These damn eyelids are
Holding floods back
He built the walls too high
To let anyone inside
He knows they would judge that
(Instead I cry)
Like who does that?
A breakable bad boy
No girl loves that
Makes em mad uncomfortable
To have a dude that’s vulnerable
So being open with emotions
Then being heartbroken
Ehhh, yeah man
It’s gon be hard to trust that, fuck that
(Instead I cry)
Sadness turns to anger
Cycle might replay
He’s slowin down the danger
Like construction on the freeway
Don’t need hate, no
(Instead I cry)
Cuz it’s healthier than
Poppin pills from the bottle bruh
Even with our bottles up
We’d be standing bottled up
Tryna be the rock
I’m not talkin Mr. Johnson
Prove I was a big man
More like Mr. Swanson, Ron son
(Instead I cry)
Fuck the tangents
Ima keep it candid
All this shit you heard dog
Well you probably already know who that man is
Yeah kids
(Instead I cry)
I’m not afraid to say it
To your face or in these raps
And even with no stacks or plaques
It’s meant to help my ass relax
For my homies in the hood
Struggling, not out yet
I know you feel drained
But promise you'll keep on
Searchin for that outlet
(Instead I cry)
For every man who can’t cry
Cuz you think it makes you lesser
Get rid of that mind set
Guarantee you gon feel better
(Instead I cry)
Ladies let go of the label
That you shed so many tears
It’s been you against the world
For how many years
My grandma say its human trait
There’s no shame in someone’s pain
Black, white, brown, yellow
Thick, thin
Transgender, Gay, or straight
(Instead I cry)
I cry for you
Cuz you never could
(Instead I cry)
For anyone that wants but
Thinks they aren’t allowed to
I can’t take you to the bank
But I promise that this space is safe
And once you get all past this
You should be hella proud dude, yeah
Freakin hella dude
(Instead I cry)
You'll be lookin back freakin hella proud dude.
Track Name: Bad Guy (Interlude)
Yeah!
Bad! Yeah he’s the bad guy
Yeah -
Oh you don’t know
You don’t know what he did?
I heard
I heard he done some shit
And I believe
I believe that shit
Why -
Cuz he’s a bad guy
Like Billie Eye
Oh what a bad, bad guy
He’s always high.
That makes him such a bad guy
I don’t know why
But I know he’s a bad, bad guy

Say, say goodnight to the bad guy
Say goodnight!
Say goodnight to the bad guy, yeah
Track Name: Half Breed bLocK
Back when Daddy Yankee
Had you pumpin’ Gasolina
Pitbull wasn’t world wide
And I was sweatin’ Cubanita
Long before ya boy became
Accustomed to the reefer
This was planned since high school
Go and ask the non-believers
My motives back then were manic
Fueled by immaturity
Prove that I was ill
Now I’m sicker than infirmaries
Lines got you trippin’
Like the retrograde of Mercury
Plus I’ve healed the past like history of Germany
To earn a G, you burn a G
That’s high cost of livin’
It almost sounds like prison
Could be so much cheaper
Money’s in the grave
Although he tried to save
We can’t all be Jesus
But like Christ the Redeemer
Imma be an icon in the city
They look up to
How far will you go?
Just to have them say I love you
How far will you go?
Just to have her say I love you
And if you say it back
Is there anyway she’ll trust you?

Bievienidos to the half breed block
Where the flow is fuego and
We can’t be stopped
Pon tu manos arribas
Wave em side to side
East coast west coast
Mis Latinos worldwide

Bievienidos to the half breed block
Where the flow is fuego and
We can’t be stopped
Pon tu manos arribas
Wave em side to side
East coast west coast
Latinos worldwide

Ahora en un otro idioma
Por mi gente
Nunca dejes tus raíces (ryeezes)
Cómo crecemos fuertemente
Fuck el presidente
Toallas de papel.
Realmente?
Cuidado con palabras
Soy el chupa cabra
Comiendo -
All you so called GOATS -
Mira la verdad abra
Watch the truth unfold -
Orale – que dice? I got bills to pay
So I appreciate my people
Anytime they press play
Ay!
My Humboldt Park Boricuas
Nunca bajes las banderas
Lo Mismo para mi Mexicanos en L.A.!
South central state of mind
Like Nip used to say
Windows down if you local
Chicos pack more heat than Goku
Remember when I told you
I been doin this for years
Bringin’ peace to the streets
Gave the dessert a feast
Meditation for the haters
They’re the reason I’m here
So a big salud to you
In other words cheers

Bievienidos to the half breed block
Where the flow is fuego and
We can’t be stopped
Pon tu manos arribas
Wave em side to side
East coast west coast
Mis Latinos worldwide

Bievienidos to the half breed block
Where the flow is fuego and
We can’t be stopped
Pon tu manos arribas
Wave em side to side
East coast west coast
Latinos worldwide
Track Name: Hummingbird
Same shit different day
She’d always say
Getting by and getting paid
But nothing new
Can’t get a raise
I think my boss hates-
Ugh, anyway
I won’t complain
What’s up with you?
How was work
How was your day?
How’s the music coming?
Another turnover dog
LeBron James
Back on me
Don’t wanna speak
I can hear her pain
Got some doubt about her rout
And keeps on running
It’s almost like she’s humming
Strumming her life so curiously
She ain’t focused
But doesn’t really worry me
She said it’s prison
With no vision
Livin’s hard enough
But we don’t need the
C-E-O currency
Indecisive
So what life gives
She gon take it
Never been the type to nest up – nest up
Might try it but if she don’t like it
Sorry cuz it’s on to the next one

Hummingbird, hummingbird, hummingbird
Thank God you came by my window
Hummingbird, hummingbird, hummingbird
I Need you more than you know

Hummingbird, hummingbird, hummingbird
Thank God you came by my window
Hummingbird, hummingbird, hummingbird
I Need you more than you know

Far as I go
Far as I know
Been on a mission
James Bond - Goldeneye
Ask J and Christian
Off the block
Since 4th grade
I haven’t stopped
Okay I did for a little
After losing pop
Kept my promise
Go to college
Paid my own tuition
Motivated make my old man proud -
But deep down
There was something bigger missin’
Keep the music in my head
Or wind up dead
Now hear my cries from the skies
They come in loud
Look up high
Watch me fly
My eagle eyes
Dreams locked
Soarin’ circles
Right around the prize
Focused as a falcon
I’m goin fishin
Here I go again
Right down that old town road
The only one I’ve ever known
And I’m a ride til I can’t no more

Hummingbird, hummingbird, hummingbird
Thank God you came by my window
Hummingbird, hummingbird, hummingbird
I Need you more than you know

Hummingbird, hummingbird, hummingbird
Thank God you came by my window
Hummingbird, hummingbird, hummingbird
I Need you more than you know

Metaphorically
She’s warning me
Fly away
I know you’re strong
But to carry on
I’m extra weight
Can’t go as high
If I tried I might even die
So I don’t want to keep you waiting
Hummingbird
Hummingbird
Hummingbird
I know you’re tired of livin’ on the edge
Feet barely on the ground
So much noise around
But look at all the places that you’ve been
Her way of life
Inspires me to write
And I love it
Oh yeah I love it
And in one minute
My heart beats a thousand times
She’s the reason that I wake up
And I write these rhymes
Emergency aisles
Every time she smiles
On my darkest days
She’s the one that give me light
Other birds
Get the curb
Cause they can’t ignite
But you pollinate my purpose
And you gave me flight

Hummingbird, hummingbird, hummingbird
Thank God you came by my window
Hummingbird, hummingbird, hummingbird
I Need you more than you know

Hummingbird, hummingbird, hummingbird
Thank God you came by my window
Hummingbird, hummingbird, hummingbird
I Need you more than you know
Track Name: The Renaissance
And that’s tonight?
Right? Yeah, Ok. Aight
Cuz it’s 1:01 AM
And I’m inspired to write
Plus I’m thinking too deep
Can’t sleep or count sheep
I wanna take the leap
But with no safety net I’m mad nervous
Friends question if you can
As you lose the motivation
Second guessin’ your decision
Now ya contemplating
Not livin’ in the moment
Thinking way too far ahead
Take the L prematurely
You ain’t even tried yet
Yeah the climb was rough
But I’m enjoyin’ the view
It’s the way we see ourselves
So that others can too
That’s why I refuse
To play it safer than schools
Unfortunately with the news
We’re all too close to death
Last day on earth
What exactly would you do?
Multiply that by 7 and then 52
That’s 360 all year no fear
To be 100 percent yourself
Straight up livin’ your truth

I don’t wanna wait another day to begin
My new story starts when the old one ends
Let go of regrets, hold on to friends
I’m gonna start my life

No more holding back, I’m a speak my mind
Even when they tell me that I’m out of line
The truth may hurt but it’s not a crime
I’m gonna start my life

These invisible ailments
Impale a spot in my heart
That I wish you could see but maybe
That’s too dark
Yeah U got it bad
But you can usher and walk
My man lost his leg
And that was after crashin his car
But don’t to stop and stare
Apologize cuz he don’t care
Under the sun we are one,
Republic of the players
Wise words Bruce
Be like water my friend
We can adapt to anything
Shout outs to Shannon and Wren
Cuz y’all keep his spirit live
And it constantly reminds
Me, we gotta express
Ourselves authentically
Say the way we feel
Live unapologetically
Appreciate where we at
Not where we think we didn’t get to be
I’m good with your sympathy
I just want understanding
Might look like I don’t struggle
But my brain is crippled, panting
Recanting my past
So I can let go of the story
Cause I know that I’m blessed
This all happened for me

I don’t wanna wait another day to begin
My new story starts when the old one ends
Let go of regrets, hold on to friends
I’m gonna start my life

No more holding back, I’m a speak my mind
Even when they tell me that I’m out of line
The truth may hurt but it’s not a crime
I’m gonna start my life

If you love somebody
Tell them right now
If you love somebody
Tell them right now
If you love somebody
Tell them right now
Cuz we only got now
We only got now

And life is too short
For them to never know
Words go a long way
But actions travel the globe
Whatever’s missin to make you happy
I really hope you find it
Realize it won’t happen
Scrollin’ other people’s lives and
No matter what they say
Kill em all with kindness
Don’t be blinded by rage
You’ll be stuck in the same place
Losing days cuz you’re upset
Guarantee it isn’t worth it
A grudge is like your holding heat
Who does it really end up hurtin’?
You – just like when you’re silent
So don’t just speak what your mind says
Follow your heart
Consider this the start dog
The Renaissance of your life
And remember new beginnings
Never come without sacrifice

I don’t wanna wait another day to begin
My new story starts when the old one ends
Let go of regrets, hold on to friends
I’m gonna start my life

No more holding back, I’m a speak my mind
Even when they tell me that I’m out of line
The truth may hurt but it’s not a crime
I’m gonna start my life
Track Name: Questions (Feat. Ellie Aviles)
I don’t know what I’m looking for
And I may never find it
Find myself in a funk
What’s the point of all this grindin’?
Cause if nothin’ lasts forever
And the world ain’t getting better
How am I gonna make a difference?
Dope rhymes, good vibes
And an oversize of kindness
See now I put the time in
For positive thoughts
Show the world I’m made of love
And that can never be bought
I was down, I was out
But I knew that if I stayed strong
I could be the pot of gold
They chase when the rain’s gone
So don’t you dare give up
You can do the same fam
All you need is belief
And a super dope game plan
It’s not about the fame man
It’s bout the lives you change and
Impression that you leave
On the world when the day’s gone.

So many questions, answers I don’t know
Don’t matter though cause I’m explorin’
Hold my head high, keep my fears low
Wait until you hear my story

So many questions, answers I don’t know
Don’t matter though cause I’m explorin’
Hold my head high, keep my fears low
Wait until you hear my story

I guess that’s why I do yoga
What does it mean to be livin’ in the moment?
I wanna be wise as yoda
Admitting right now
Nah man I’m never gonna know it
So many questions makes me anxious
I wish they’d start with “What makes you happy?”
Yeah that would be preferred
Instead of what you do for work
Cause my problem’s I make problems
In my noggin, fo I got em
But Betty Z accepted me
When I ain’t have a dolla
Gave a home when I was homeless
I’m a always love your daughter
My family in Detroit
I swear to God Alex
We’ll be poppin bottles every flight
First class to Paris
My clients off Montana Ave
Thank you for trustin’ me
Givin’ me a job
When everybody else was judging me
I got so much love in me
It’s thanks to y’all
Showin me how to get up anytime that I fall

So many questions, answers I don’t know
Don’t matter though cause I’m explorin’
Hold my head high, keep my fears low
Wait until you hear my story

So many questions, answers I don’t know
Don’t matter though cause I’m explorin’
Hold my head high, keep my fears low
Wait until you hear my story

Yo, y’all feel me on that though right?
Cause I don’t understand this path or this math
How is it that I take 10 steps forward
And every time it feels like I’m takin’ 20 back?

But no matter what tomorrow brings
I’m never gon’ surrender
Born to survive, I know it’s gon’ get better
Either way we’re in this together
And ain’t nobody gon’ be
Holding us back

So many questions, answers I don’t know
Don’t matter though cause I’m explorin’
Hold my head high, keep my fears low
Wait until you hear my story

So many questions, answers I don’t know
Don’t matter though cause I’m explorin’
Hold my head high, keep my fears low
Wait until you hear my story

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