MARS ILL

MARS ILL - Fade To Black

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[Verse 1: manCHILD]

I push my pen past the breaking point, the point of no return

Past the pointed fingers, past the point at which you learn

Past ideas and perceptions, past lies and deception

Pass my life around the room to try to make the right connections

My obsession is this; past cash, past crime

Past beats, past rhymes, past life and past time

After time, time is money, time out, timing is everything

Your mind's my forty acres, on these fertile plains I'm settling

I'm steadily gold medaling in peddling what's the truth

Point my finger to the heavens and grip the heart to break it loose

I'd bear my soul to save the youth and place myself upon the altar

Make this world a better place both for my wife and for my daughters

And that's a hard lesson to learn, because mankind's so unkind

Like political prisoners who threaten the agenda of One Time

One rhyme can't change the world, so make no mistake

And that's just my point.yeah, that's the point I'm trying to make

[Hook:]

One rhyme can't change the world, but sill I'll never back down

Speak my peace on microphones and fade into the blackground

What's wrong has prospered too long, it's time to take it back now

Write what's right upon walls and fade into the blackground

[Verse 2: Sintaxtheterrific]

Sintax the backlit shadow box backdrop

Silouette of the sunset across the concrete blacktop

Bet He's more brilliant and beautiful than we thought

Burn fame on the fingers of flame from sunspot

Then bask in the black where the spotlight's not

Mic rock late at night so nobody can watch

Some serve in daylight, Christ taught behind the scenes

So I caught his sunstream with the sea of the unseen

Humility sunscreen, I thank God for anonymity

My geneology is a forest of family trees

More branches than a bank, thank you's to pass around

Put gratitude on paper, extend my words like verbal pounds

Remember my past like people in small towns

Regard simple truth and profound, then write 'em down

I've found I like to watch autumn leaves just fade to brown

They turn without a sound, I'd like to fade into the blackground

Then drown the well renowned, pound my pride until it backs down

Clown myself just so that Yahweh can abound

Soul Heir the manCHILD and Sintaxtheterrific

We ripped it for a lifetime, but we'll vanish in an instant

Blink once and you missed it

[Hook:]

What's wrong has prospered too long, it's time to take it back now

Write what's right upon walls and fade into the blackground

One rhyme can't change the world but still I'll never back down

Speak my peace on microphones and fade into the blackground.

[Verse 3: manCHILD]

I build this lifeline in the nighttime, hide my presence in this place

Anonymity's a witch, but I've grown acccustomed to her face

And it's broken, camouflage my emotions, chosen token

Spoken to those cold and frozen and watched new life awoken

Got that close to closing notion, overdosing on the ocean

No one knows this unsung hero, the dirt that makes the tree grow

But it's all right, I'm a peace in the puzzle like Bill Cartwright

Programmed to command the mic with deepspace5 all night

I'm the fly on the wall who's watching each and every bar fight

I'm the brick wall backdrop that's decorated in the starlight

Mars ILL, we do battle deep in the belly of the beast

And as the b-boy backspins, we be the cardboard that's beneath

See this wedding of art and science and let's all live and grow together

I'll choose to keep the memories and you can choose to buy the records

Maybe make that life better, leave that soul no longer vacant

And let the prejudice skeptics keep warm with blanket statements

With patience I set my paces on city streets of Atlanta

While my people being slandered by that false propaganda

Got answers, got questions, gotta teach and learn lessons

ManCHILD spits one rhyme and it tastes like sunshine

Holy, divine design, peace to the nines worldwide

Play my part to perfection and softly fade into the B-side

[Hook:]

One rhyme can't change the world, but still I'll never back down

Speak my peace on microphones and fade into the blackground

What's wrong has prospered too long, it's time to take it back now

Write what's right upon walls and fade into the blackground

Refuse to be pimped into a record label's cash cow

Speak what's real upon reels and fade into the blackground

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