Living Legends

Living Legends - Hold Your Own

rate me

Hold my own

I pass now and maybe have fun later

Sacrifice feeling nice the outcome's layered

Surface is so centered 'round greed I need peace

And that's a long road to travel the gravel beneath feet

Sands first severe the worst stayed near I persevere

Inside I need discipline Lower the tide

I'm drowning in sound and sight drunk off light

Dim to him and show that we unite vision

I'm all seeing who's livin' for love's sake

Thinking above great limits and tomorrow I'll win it

Today my task finish with my heart in it

Starred in it like a blockbuster's jock

Real people respect with equal effects back

Plant the seed check that then when you get back

Blend, once you've learned to be a friend

Men recognize how to speak and when

So start for yards gained next

I pass on what's stressed in the present

'Cause I'm fresh for the future

Gotta separate myself from this world

Grasp what's pure and let rest fail

Hold my own and leave time free

With sacrifice success will be

Beats made by the lips and teeth and streets

Freaks high school like non-athletes nor geeks

Cleats with the rhymes that dug deep into the beat

Made by colleagues over asphalt quite unique

In spite of a forthright notion that we were discreet

We made our presence known through poetry on the quad

Odd as it may seem daydreams start from a nod

Sweet like Pralines were reactions on the spot

From the parking lot where the narcs would catch you with a joint

To the point where you can't smoke a cigarette without the sweat

I bet if I went to class and didn't have no interest in the ass

I'd circulate my energy to the grass

Where we gathered in circles representing the revolution

Evolution of mind patterns gathering resolution

To the daily constitution of psyche to the institution

Of High School Hamilton high dues lamped in a ritual

Habitual constitution

Never bite never steal the light never hog the mike

Invisible to the sight never say lyrical and miracle

In the same rhyme at the same time (yeah, right)

Under the code at the age of fifteen like young men

In the service swerving and curving through potholes

And gutter snipes and rotweillers and bottom feeders

Spring autumn and winter from beginner to intermediate

Specialists in the winter never not a sinner but

Fond of glimmering truth on the roof with a pair of

Binoculars and one hundred and fifty-one proof

Boots that stomped through puddles of acid tabs

Flaccid laughs at the way I move when I bust my raps

At last it's my time to shine

Travel the world and make due what's mine

Never give up from the plastic bump and grind

Rhinestone reality in these shiny days of mine

It's just the sacrifices made

That got me where I need to be today

Put me in a pot stir me up let me marinate

In the spice of life then simmer sauté

What I say and what I do make sure that smells right

And taste the love too when I'm done I'll be ready

To serve to my people the stuff that we can grow from

Knowin' what level we live we only equal to the work

That we put into our lives that's what we get out

You having these doubts well first things first

Up early in the morning feel the burning in your eyes

Make sure to keep them open wash them out and realize

That your wakin' up alive give thanks for another day

Another way to figure out just how you gonna survive

Sacrifice is key multiply what it is to be

Sprinkle in some discipline I put that on me

Keep your soul so focused thing that I bet you could see

Have it clearer than a vision quest open your chest

Dig in your heart hold your love tight it just might

Be a certain premonition that you needed in life

Through the performing intuition if you heeded it right

When you ride the wave of light certain things fall in place

It's a matter of your space and time and how you use it

I put that on mine and meditate to the music (to the music

Hold my own

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