Ras Kass

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It's me, bleedy parts and all.

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I was the clumsy kid studying the naturally gifted
Imagination let me think that I actually lived it
Jumping rope like I had cinderblocks for shoes
They laughed at me. Back then I didn’t have a clue
Ignorance is great, mom haircuts 'til 8th grade
Now I’m 42 and bald haircuts with a razorblade
Thanks for saying my set at the Rail made your day
Something to think on those nights that I lay awake
Can’t seem to fall back asleep, but why
My life has pretty much anything a wish could provide
The folks I rocked with in the local scene have moved on
So now it’s a back to the booth, truth and nuance
John Stone from the Prime Eights in Detroit went and gave me this beat
Goodness gracious gravy, craziness sweet
The day is complete
I write to it, the doctor is in 5 cent type psychiatrist
In my heart, 9 lions sit
I admit that my mind can drift, but it needs to
A lot more than these feet of mine will need shoes
Apologies to the friends I never speak to
I know how to reach you, yet I don’t. No excuses
When we catch up, it’s like the time between didn’t exist
Inside jokes, shared experiences grins at frivolousness
Life is busy, but then again, whose isn’t?
& every wrinkle in my life builds a new schism
The friends I made through rap I consider some of the closest
Kashal-Tee, JON?DOE, ognihs and RhymeWise can note this
After Arthur was born, I stepped away, sold my mic
Closed the chapter, but the book called me back, there’s more to write
Ras Kass bootlegs, Chino on the Wake Up
Long before Riiiot gave us hope that we could raise up
Working graveyard in Mankato for the pay stub
Before China was a place that I remained once
Ras Kass bootlegs, Chino on the Wake Up
Long before Riiiot gave us hope that we could raise up
Working graveyard in Mankato for the pay stub
Before China was a place that I remained once
Money doesn’t grow on trees, but if it did
We’d chop it down to pennies before a dollar could grow
So go ahead and reap what you never sow
A giant’s shoulders make for the best stepping stone, let it go

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from Ink From Rust, released March 18, 2017

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