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First off, I hope that it's obvious that I didn't name everyone I knew at the time, only the most relevant people in my life at 21 years of age. Seeing I had recently decided to leave school and pursue a career in music, many whom I named were some the most supportive in my decision, or at least the closest to me. If you've been rocking with me for a while, or know me personally, you may recall me asking whether or not you wanted your name included in one of my songs via my Facebook page. Well, this is that song, and my way of thanking you for taking an active role in my success, even in the beginning stages of my development.


Verse 1
I'm still learning to let go so let's go
Recollect those memories and stories we had together
To piece back together, the good, ugly, bad, whatever you might find
In between the pages, ages of misdemeanor in Marina have been redeemed
But you’d never know what it meant to me, the beginning of ascending up high
In any way you can think of when we were friendlier
Getting together took little effort like “f- it” and didn't ignore friends
Like you've never met her or him before then
One man's trash is another man's treasure – a fortune
But fortunately, since we've taken leave we haven't forgotten
That quality time wasn't for nothing
I’m saying farewell, I can’t take you home…
Verse 2
I reminisce on memories which isn’t easy
When yours is hit or miss
But it’s a risk I’d take again with you
As long as I make a friend or two…
Like Tran, Itana, Shane, Nguyen, Boru, Pam and Carla, Frank, Stephan, and Drew, Dan,
D-Money, Cody, Ramzi, Andrew, Dennis, Mark and Ms. Carden too, Darcy Houton,
Aaron, Pat, Ian, GQ Marley, Lucas, Hunter, Matthew, Christian, Ryan, Byron, Nick, Ben,
Ivan, Brian, Caleb, Jacob, DJ Freyna, Christina, Enoch, Senet, Mom and Dad, Donovan,
George, Dave, Rainey, Stormy, Clayton, Jorge, Rayon, did I say Sean? Desean
Ana, Tamara, and Samantha, Gabby, and lastly, but not least, Avi
Verse 3
I miss you all, but sometimes, you’ve got to just move on
That doesn't mean it's time to lose bonds
Only that it's time to write some new songs so that you have news stories to tell
Because if you tell the same stories over and over, overtime, it becomes boring as hell
And don't forget that you ain’t won if you forget where you came from
Caught up by the hang ups and forget about the little people told you to stay tough
When you could have gave up from the lovers to the haters
To the movers to the shakers, those who believed in the dream
The doubters, and everything in between
It just seems that a friendship can be the greatest of things
And just enjoy the ride
Don’t be so busy living that is destroys your life


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




One who May Ascend Dallas, Texas

With intricate lyrical content only to be explained by divine intervention, Texas Solo Artist Award Finalist, One who May Ascend (OMA), is unique - to say the least. Since he began writing, 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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