Chasing Highs

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released March 5, 2013

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Track Name: Chasing Highs
I can't stay sober and I try to forget
so light me up another cigarette
I ask myself when did it come to this
when did I let it come to this
we're all gonna pay for this in the end
I still believe that we can start again
children at war in the land of the grim
temptation wins
high or low
rain or shine
you'll get yours
and I'll get mine
meet me on skid row
with all the dope fiends and the speed freaks
gotta tell me what you want I'll give you what you need
at your local street pharmacy
I've got the sickness and I cannot fight it
it's on my arm and I cannot hide it
we'll all pay for this in the end
I still believe that we can start again
children at war in the land of the grim
temptation wins
chasing highs
finding lows
all I find
what's mine is yours
meet me on skid row
with all the dope fiends and the speed freaks
it's kind of hard to relate when I'm in this state
I've got addictive personality
one hit is never enough to keep me through the day
some things just never change.
Track Name: Amnesia
Take one more shot of amnesia
wash it down
forget where you came from
never come back around
you gotta give me something that will fill my void
when the bottle's almost empty
far from paranoid
last call for alcohol and I'm out the front door
how did I end up here face first on the floor
you know I made
made my heart your home
nova cane, numb my pain
so I can stand to be alone
look at this mess I made
unpleasant in this haze
as pale as my complexion
been so long since I've seen a sunny day
I'll fend for myself
then I'll send for more help
so I can find my altered state of mind
strung out on my cloud
surrounded by the sound
my altered state of mind wont save me from myself
there's nothing you can give me
that will bring her back
but still I take these pills
hope for heart attack
get me off my knees
get me to my feet
I aim to please
'cause you know my will is weak
that's where I made
I made my heart your home
nova cane, numb my pain
so I don't have to sing this song
gotta give me something worth living for
three more drinks then I'm out the door
I'm making rhymes just to pass the time
so I find my altered state of mind.
Track Name: Tear Down The Walls
tear down the walls
and you fight til you fall
bow to the system
when fear is law
see all these people
and they all look the same
follow the leader
just a pawn in their game
stigmatized by the public eye
criticize all your war torn crimes
and you try to heal the wounds of this forsaken land
try to tell the people
make them understand
I was unable to remove my label
conform to norms
my other plans were unsuccessful
if you're with us
jump in the line
if you're not
then don't waste our time
I feel the need to seek approval from the common kind
don't buy in to the competition
mind control over those who oppose
narrow minded people
with such strong convictions
shall see the way into the under toe
I got courage in my veins
strength in my mind
love in my heart
and a fire in my eyes
I've seen the nights full of pain
and all the days seem to never change
I was unable to remove my label
conform to norms
my other plans unsuccessful
if you're with us
jump in the line
if you're not
then don't waste our time
I feel no need to seek approval from the common kind.
Track Name: Ganja Girl
I'm makin love with Mary Jane
I'm makin love with Mary Jane
marijuana, sensimilla
oh, Mary, Mary, what makes your garden grow
a necessary recipe to get me stoned
and then I put you up to my lips
fill up my lungs as I inhale your kiss
take all your lovin roll it up in a spliff
she sends my worries away
I'm makin love with Mary Jane
makin love with Mary Jane
marijuana, sensimilla
my eyes so low
she moves so slow
in the background, my ganja girl
my eyes so low
she moves so slow
she's the keeper of the reefer
I know I'll never leave her
stoned to the bone but she's the one to cure my fever
and I get high in the middle of the night
the green from the bong matched the green in her eyes
my ganja girl
marijuana, sensimilla
Mary Jane, I'd like to feel ya
get on over here girl
i'd give her up but she gives me more
she's locked away in my dresser drawer
just when I thought I had enough
she sparks one up I take a puff of that sensimil
just when I thought I had enough
my ganja girl, we smokin sensiherb
marijuana, sensimilla
Mary Jane I like to feel ya
dubstyle, Bradley
run to the rude boy rhyme
hit this spliff one more time
northern lights high in the sky
smokin herb is not a crime
end this hypocrisy that governs all our lives
I'll say it twice
smokin herb is not a crime
I'm makin love with Mary Jane
she's my one and only
she's my Mary, Mary
set your mind free
set your mind at ease
Track Name: Addict
I'm a liar and a thief
I will never amount to anything
please help me believe
'cause I don't believe in anything
some say
the grass is greener on the other side
some day
I'll have to tell them it's just a lie
well now I sit here inside my head
recalling every word that you said
and no matter how hard I try
I won't change that until I die
I swear I'll never come back down
please tell me this is just a dream
because this can't be my reality
sometimes I feel like I hallucinate
even when there's no more drugs to take
my friends say
maybe I should take it slow
I say
what the fuck do they even know
I really should learn my tolerance
but to be sober doesn't make much sense
lying burnt out on the bathroom floor
before I go can I get just one more
I swear I'll never come back down.
Track Name: Outlaw (Violation of Probation)
what are you running
you running from
now the lawmen they're coming with their guns
they try to take me away from my home
they try to take all away that I own
and so it goes
things they didn't always used to be this way
I grew up in a small town by the city gates
now I spend my livin off of other peoples pain
they call me the outlaw
best remember the name
I never even ever had to kill a man
I was decent just don't give me a reason
cause if it came down to the truth
if it were me or you
it'd be you
I wouldn't hesitate to shoot
there's a special place in hell for people like me
where I'll be forced to burn for eternity
go on now
save my soul from below
but God, oh God help me please
violation of probation
no time to fit the crime
for the laws that we're breaking
violation of probation
no point to walk the line
with the years that we're facing
aiding and abetting and I'm letting go
of everything I love and used to know
lawman took me from my home
threw me in the hole with no parole
I bleed allegedly
put me in shackles
but they can't chain me mentally
I'm no accessory
the plan was my own
after the fact
condemned to flesh and bone
now I spend my nights at the local penitentiary
counting down the days
until I can see my friends and family
seven years to the day
since I gave my freedom away
oh the thugs
the drugs
are the ones who really got me here
I'm responsible
when you live by the gun
you live in fear
I've served my time
my actions never justified
but it's not what I've done
but what I do on the outside.
Track Name: Feed Your Ego
Sometimes the worst things for yourself
are the things that you can't help
feed the fire
burning desire
this flame from within
conquered mountains and men
this flame in my heart
burn from the start
now my ego takes over
united we stand up divided we fall
emerge from this world
my spirit it calls
and I think I failed to mention
pride comes before the fall
gonna ease this bitter tension
gotta feed your ego after all
now we're sailing on
onward into the dawn
jah gave me a right to say
it ain't too late for me to change my ways
but no matter how hard I try
can't change the world
but I can change my life
but I digress
lay to rest
the troubled thoughts racing through your head
but the language used instead
transforms dialect into words that mend
now we're sailing on
onward into the dawn
I'm not alone
disclaim my heart and soul
two realms are played out in the world
I choose the spirit
yes I choose myself.
Track Name: One Day
Well there might come a day
when it's time to change your life
let me tell you boy
you better think twice
don't let it weigh on your conscience
a word to the wise
don't let them try and fool you son
it happens all the time
when they come for my soul
I and I alone
and when they ask why I stay
I reply one day
a life long metaphor
a taste of imagery
she drags down through my core
she steals my energy
don't let it weigh on your conscience
a word to the wise
don't let them try and fool you son
it happens all the time
take a second and breathe it in
you're living moment to moment
wait a minute
you're giving in
don't let them try and fool you son
how many times must I follow
waiting for my time to come
I'm not ready
I'm not done.
Track Name: Farther Than I've Ever Fallen
Johnny, 45
he knew one day that he would die
until then he packed his pistol and he testified
on all that he did wrong in his prior life
he pulled the trigger
prayed his God be with him
but what he didn't know
there were plenty other people that were just like himself
one shot through the head now he's dead from the lead
probably could've done something different instead
one shot through the head now he's dead from the lead
probably could've done something different instead
I'm wearing thin
I'm sinking in
farther than I've ever fallen
and when the dead are talking
must be walking through the valley of the shadows
Mary Lou caught a case of the blues
overdosed on loneliness one day in her room
they said they couldn't help her there was nothing they could do
sent her on her way and now she's on the evening news
she was pill poppin'
there was no stoppin'
another lost soul
another story untold
awake in her bed with the tools in her hand
swallowed all her fear
she'll never wake up again
I'm wearing thin
I'm sinking in
father than I've ever fallen
and when the dead are talking
I am walking through the valley of the shadows
a liability, daily deficiency
synthetic medicine to force them into normalcy
and sign on the dotted line
and leave the rest behind
'cause come judgment day
we're all gonna pay
for each and every sin we sent somebody's way
another piece of my soul
who'll be the one to go
but it's so wonderful here in the underworld
I made a deal with the devil
in fact I made several
as we wander through the underworld together
he said 'take my hand' as I walked away from him
I'll walk forever in the other direction.
Track Name: Nothing Left To Say
feel like I'm gonna die
get up and chase the sky
walk around
inside my mind
locate this parasite
nothing in this life is given
you take take take
got to live a lie
willing to fake fake fake
I'm in love with her
she's in love with him
I'm stuck between
caught inside of the web
I've been waiting for my chance to say
well I've been told that some may know
come to realize what
the future holds
and there ain't no shame in what we seek
as it gravitates away from me
possession
obsession.