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chorus: I'm rapping and I'm dancing and I'm sweating and I'm singing
and I'm living

I started rapping in '92
I opened up my mind to you
And since that time it's true
I love music with all of my soul
Making a living from it is a major goal
One I have not accomplished yet
I still have fuel for my fire like the 737 jet
That I talked about
Knocking out
All the doubts
From the moment I started the multi-culturals
To the times I've toured all around the world
Music has been what I'm passionate about
And I'm happy on this route
Whether I'm sleeping in my car
Or playing in dive bars
I feel like a shining star
I feel like I'm shining real bright
When my light
Hits the night
Because you're all shining with me
Making it heavenly
When you're sending me
To every place I want to be
Thank you all for making me free
That's why this is CD number 11
I'm living this heaven
On earth
With my feet on the dirt
And my head in the clouds
I feel so proud
When you get loud
And we all get down
Loving the night on the town
With the sounds
That I love
I can never get enough
And I don't need drugs
Because there's no way they'd get me this high
Every part of me feels alive
When I'm up on the stage
Or filling the page
I'm creating and I'm building
And I'm able and I'm willing
To give you every part of me
Thank you all for making me free

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Going back to 2002
Leaving my hometown to do this for you
I played 9 shows
After sending out over 200 demos
Because I had a dream that wouldn't let go
Even though I had a BS in business
This is
My dream
I did my best to burst on the scene
Did a show in Jacksonville, FLA
I had to be home the very next day
And I'm blessed by the way
That show turned out
It was a tremendous turn out
One that I hope to once again earn now
2004 was the year of Stadium
It gave me some
Incredible moments to hang on to for my journey
My fellow musicians became a small family
From Jason to James to Rideout
There was a new place for fame to hide out
These precious moments are mine now
I won't save them in a bottle
I'll let them go full throttle
In 2004, I went on a mini-tour
And hit up the east village
The memory of that night still lives
In my heart and helps it beat
From the stage I had the best seat
In the house
Time will never douse
The fire and desire that I possess
These are just some of the best
Moments
And I own them
In 2006
I took all sorts of pics
During my 17 days in a minivan
I want to thank every fan
For buying CDs to support my gas tank
There's no way I can truly show thanks

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Now it's time to build once again
Every moment I'm filling in
And building grins
Supported by my passion and love
I'm sharing handshakes and hugs
Driving down to Cincinnati
Showing everyone that I want this badly
Getting on stage at MOTR
For 3 songs I feel like a star
From Kelsey to Lucas to Donna Jay
You are the ones who make my day
I know that I'm going the right way
I'm sorry I had to go but I'm back to play
The very next day
I get to Mainstay
Everyone there has me feeling the same way
Sometimes I make the drive to Dayton
Other weeks I get to stay in
My hometown
Where everybody gets down
Because open mic is back again
The same one I used to rap in
With feet stomping and hands clapping
All the while I feel like laughing
These are the smiles
That take me the next miles

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