Back In The Day

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Ah, the nostalgia of growing up...that's really the underlying theme of the whole album. I thought this would be a good way to start it off.

Produced by the talented Epic Taste Media.

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Back In The Day
Verse 1
Today’s the last day of class yay!
You’ve made it! To graduation! Congratulations!
You’ve got a BS! In your BS! And uh PS
It won’t relieve stress Now you’re mentally depressed
With many regrets, Don’t you wish we had recess?
Instead of worrying about student loans
And who has the coolest clothes?
Because back in the day we’d laugh and we’d play
Spin the bottle in Batman PJs
To be the guy that shorty liked
She wasn’t a model, but we’d try to pick her up with corny lines
Before-It’s story time!
And nap time ended sooner the more we whined
Now I replay the tape to pass time and it won’t rewind!
We’re all down to our last dimes and rap rhymes As I ask why
Can’t we go back to the way things used ta be?
Because everything I need to know I learned in Kindergarten
How to read words, pictures, how I learned friendships
Now I burn bridges as if an arson
Sparking flames to the snakes in the garden
Until burnt to cinders send the guard in
Because these days, kids are marked men
And their souls been done hardened If they aren’t then sold in a bargain
Left all alone in the cold winter when they’re starving
From all they’ve gotta gain, no, hungers not a game
If there’s just one thing that I learned from all the pain
Good thing that I learned many
And I stomached the stomachs that weren’t empty
In a sense it’s a kids innocence
That makes childhood most precious
Versus his adult lessons
94 till…

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from Humble Beginnings, released June 30, 2015
Produced by the talented Epic Taste Media.
Mix/Master: Metropolis Recording Studio.

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One who May Ascend Dallas, Texas

With intricate lyrical content only to be explained by divine intervention, 2013 Texas Solo Artist Award Finalist, One who May Ascend (OMA), is not your cliché thug rapper. Since he began writing in 2009, he has performed in multiple shows and has received many awards, including the Scholastic Silver Key award for poetry on the national-level. ... more

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