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It's not money that I want see
I'm not motivated by greed
I want to be freed
And I'm determined to get there the right way
Regardless of what others might say
I'll continue being the nice guy I've always been
And resist the temptation to go for the easy win
Because I don't want a devilish grin
I want the smile to touch my eyes
So I do not look through lies
When I see the world I will have created
I won't be devastated
By how I've made it
When I was 13, I gave my cassette to a talent agent
The words she said will always stay in
My mind
As I rewind
Through time
She said "Rap is on its way out, and you should do something that's you."
I've continued rapping and I'll always stay true
Many people have called me naive
For what I believe
But I'll continue to not deceive
I'll always be myself
Never defined by wealth
Or lack thereof
That's why I'll never lack of love
I'll use that love to work really hard
To overcome the work that's left me scarred
I'll embrace the scars
As I'm reaching for the stars
Falling down
Through the clouds
Never looking at the ground
Because I'll learn to fly before impact
And get back
To living my dreams
And writing my scenes

Chorus: I will find my freedom
I will have my freedom
I will take my freedom
I will make my freedom

Why are the chains invisible
When the pain is physical
As I move my wrists
I know they exist
They're not just a myth
As the limits persist
Pure thought is lost as its transcribed from my mind to the page
I no longer feel like a sage
I'd like to admit I know nothing at all
But we all know that's not possible
The pursuit of wisdom's paradoxical
But I choose to be oxymoronic
Because I don't want to be iconic
It's ironic
I want success without fame
I want you to know my face and my name
But I still just want to be me
So it's a struggle for me to stay free
I move in and out of prisons
Denying cynicism
And embracing wisdom
I am where I am because I've always chosen freedom
And I always knew that there'd be some
Major obstacles as I live this way
I don't regret where I am today
Or a single moment
That I've chosen
Even the ones where I've gotten to know sin
I create big pages so all can stick their nose in
And I choose to leave the book open
So you can see the hope in
The pages created within
That contain all the words I have written
All in an effort to see the binds and chains
To get through the hurt, my mind's been strained
I'll keep pushing the limits of my sanity
So I can continue understanding me

Chorus:

I refuse to be trapped in a routine
And I choose to keep chasing my dreams
No matter how dark the world sometimes seems
My inner light will always beam
And my eyes will always gleam
Fear will not steal my liberty
Love will guide my destinty
After I die my soul will be resting free
Because I always give the best of me
I face my fears
Without wasting years
Or tasting tears
From the time I've spent
With the 95 percent
Who have rejected everything about what I do
I've always done what I wanted to
Which is to spread the love that I possess
To everyone know so they can feel its caress
And see past the dress
To see real substance
I will spread my love since
It's the ship I'll sail down the river
It's not fear that makes me quiver
It's anticipation that makes me shiver
Because I see a sliver
Of light
That guides me through the night
And I feel much more than all right
As the river's flowing, I'm going to the site
That will illuminate the sky so bright
That when I turn around I will see the fright
That always tried to get my ship
And wreck my trip

Chorus:

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