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Listen up soldier tell me what do you know
About the present moment and power of soul
Did you get that?
Staying on point can take take it's toll
Point you in a direction
When you're following your goal
But never mind that now
Did you get caught up in that violence
So shitty
They tell you how to be
Then you try to get free
Conform us to an image floating on a big screen
Take off your jeans, your hat
That's not really where it's at

All night
When you walk in the street light
Do you know what it feels like
Do be alive?

Wait a minute sir I've got a few things to say
Before you take me away
I've been trying real, real hard
Trying to get away from it
To take it real far
I see my potential in the sky
But I just can't seem to reach it
Every day I don't know why
Can you help me out
I want to get some credit
For wanting to break out
Wait just a minute
Just a moment real quick
It's an honor not to skip through the bullshit
I gotta say don't give up your time
True change comes when you keep an open mind
Find other ways to make it right...

All night
When you walk in the street light
Do you know what it feels like
To be alive

I remember that moment real clear
The moment I was born
The moment my soul came here
That's right I remember how pure I was
I could see things straight through the dust
And I could live every day this way
Got love for everybody
So that I can do the sway
And spread some butter all across the dead pan babay
I grew up through school
Learned my mind real good
I learned of what we made in this neighborhood
All the past and the reasons that we made for now
And all the relevance of never making a sound
I learned about it, I tried to fit in
But now I got break out
I want to be on top of it
I wanna, I wanna be alive today...


from NIAYH (ep), track released April 1, 2011
Lyrics by Christopher Worth and Kenton Clow, melody by Christopher Worth, arrangement by NIAYH.



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