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(lyrics by Blak)

Slave to passion for this life everlasting / heaven after death is the truth that they masking / so I'm blasting all this contradict tough talk / anglo-saxon irrelevant con art you damn right I'm a' catch the holy ghost on this track / go get the usher - I'll push his shit back / understand that this lifetime is bigger than your petty grind in due time you'll see the jewel in this line my friend it takes time / they weave lies / it's the eyes that wreak havoc on a weak mind so speak wise cause your words hold a heavy price / just a caution of (the) divine in this I life

hook: Livin the I life cause it's my life / well I gotta get it right in this time life, the I life, cause it's my life / do or die / I gotta get it right this time

Well I invite you to take a glance into my vital / ever present mode of survival / based on recital issues that be so deep / they just as real as street / I'm twisting in my sleep cause waking life giving me creeps I'm trying to make my moves / still thinking in terms of twos / when I know "to be" will bring out the death in me / attempt to intervene in between what all it means / in hopes of living dreams in this scheme of money things... then it came to me - the bullshit of this life, of greed - and I start to see it ain't no friend of me / I'm thinking on a higher plane to fulfill desire so i can clarify a need to dispell the fire 'cause it's this lifetime and I need to get it right / God please see me through the night in this I life



from FortNightShift EP (2005), released January 1, 2005
written and performed by One Drop.


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Gavin Castleton Portland, Oregon

Gavin has released 9 solo albums and 8 EPs. Over the last two decades he has performed and recorded with acts like The Dear Hunter, Gruvis Malt, Ebu Gogo, Paranoid Social Club, Sage Francis, Club D’elf, Lex Land, Facing New York, and One Drop.

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