LIGHTWORK

by Joe Con

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Animal 04:31
ANIMAL I make an entrance I don’t need a key. Peaking your interest like who could it be. You came to kick it like hey look at me. I don’t pay no attention- pay me & leave. Came in the game I been dropping them seeds. Growing now I’m in the tops of the trees. Flow like a fountain she blow like the breeze. now she’s catching my waves way overseas. International. They say I been irrational. Just cus my pen’s an animal and my skin is flammable as a cannonball. I’m bout to blow no hand grenades. LIGHTWORK like gamma rays. got em going ham no scrambled eggs that’s Roswell over Santa Fe. Is that too soon. Matter of fact that’s a blue moon. Going back to back going coo coo on these trap tracks got beaucoup of them racks stacked. You cooped up like two seaters off two cups of your two liters that’s too much for you new divas I’m in beast mode- zoo creatures. I’m in the game and you not. I don’t mean cane I’m mean flame and I’m hot. Taking this thing to the top ain’t gonna stop I’m on the rise cream of the crop. It’s harvest time it’s hard to find no harder rhymes than this heart of mine from the starting line my bar design destined to shine when the stars align Get it flip it double up. DJ turn my levels up. Turn up like the vegetable. Turn into an animal. Get it flip it double up. DJ turn my levels up. Turn up like the vegetable. Turn into some animals. Get it flip it double up. DJ turn my levels up. Turn up like the vegetable. Turn into an animal. Get it flip it double up. DJ turn my levels up. Turn up like the vegetable. Turn into some animals. I’m an animal. I’m an animal. I’m an animal. I’m an animal. I’m an animal. I’m an animal. I’m an animal. I’m an animal. I’m an animal. I’m an animal. I’m an animal. I’m an animal. Ey yo I gotta confession my flow is more than professional yeah it’s more like possession you know soul and the essence ey yo I wrote you this lesson but if you don’t get the message I wish you only the best so let me just answer your question yes yes yes yes I’m the freshest yes I’m a do this to death yes if I choose to use my weapons I lay rappers to rest yes it’s all part of the plan to pierce the heart of a man I pick out my target and BLAM I put you garbage in cans man yes I used to do this shit for free but homie not again yes all of my shit legit you phonies I am not pretend yes I took a couple L’s but now I’m stacking up a lot of wins & if your girl ain’t hitting yet I know she got a lot of friends Get it flip it double up. DJ turn my levels up. Turn up like the vegetable. Turn into an animal. Get it flip it double up. DJ turn my levels up. Turn up like the vegetable. Turn into some animals. Get it flip it double up. DJ turn my levels up. Turn up like the vegetable. Turn into an animal. Get it flip it double up. DJ turn my levels up. Turn up like the vegetable. Turn into some animals. All of my birds on fleek flyer than feathers on a flock of geese that’s a lot of beak don’t stop to speak sweep em off they feet how I rock the beat and talk is cheap i stitch every letter together like leather I’m a savage beast rappers are softer than fleece on a sheep that’s the kind I like to stalk and eat been chopping meat bet I chomp you with my teeth lyrical omnivore and off the top she top me off good trim I call that a pompadour out on a tour hop on and off of her shore like i’m a commodore i came to fuck the game up what the fuck do i need a condom for bout to burst bout to lift the cure girl lift your skirt let em know your worth but first build up your treasures in heaven and not just on the Earth from the day you start to crawl to the day you die and fall down in the dirt gotta work to find your waves and teach these motherfuckers how to surf I’m an animal. I’m an animal. I’m an animal. I’m an animal. I’m an animal. I’m an animal. I’m an animal. I’m an animal. I’m an animal. I’m an animal. I’m an animal. I’m an animal. Get it flip it double up. DJ turn my levels up. Turn up like the vegetable. Turn into an animal. Get it flip it double up. DJ turn my levels up. Turn up like the vegetable. Turn into some animals. Get it flip it double up. DJ turn my levels up. Turn up like the vegetable. Turn into an animal. Get it flip it double up. DJ turn my levels up. Turn up like the vegetable. Turn into some animals.
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Given 03:03
GIVEN I’m just out here trying to make a living. I’m just out here trying to make a difference. I’m just out here trying to make a mill trying to make a deal trying to make an entrance trying to make em pay attention In the game ain't nothing ever given that's a given if you want it gotta find a way to get it that's a given if you giving love then you get it that's a given if you f*** with us then you gonna get it what Boy I'm out here trying to make a living that's a given I'm only talking What I'm Living that's a given baby I ain't crazy I'm just different that's a given take it how I give it cuz I'm gifted that's a given Believe i only came to be the best so you never have to guess see you can't compare me to the rest and I gotta couple birds at the nest for a visit Never keep the work where I rest that’s a given I’m just out here trying to make a living. I’m just out here trying to make a difference. I’m just out here trying to make a mill trying to make a deal trying to make an entrance trying to make em pay attention In the game ain't nothing ever given that's a given if you want it gotta find a way to get it that's a given if you giving love then you get it that's a given if you f*** with us then you gonna get it what I stay on my grind with a Vengeance that's a given Money On My Mind plus the riches that's a given Honeys looking fine she get the business that's a given I'm the real and you pretending cons king that's a given & the 7 God I must be on a mission that's a given Heaven ain't dependent on religion that's a given the Sinners and the Saints and so different that’s a given gotta separate your friends from the fakes that's a given So much bigger than the money that you spend that's a given so much deeper than the color of your skin that's a given Wanna win gotta do it from within and that’s a given if you beat me and I'm coming back again that's a given Way too many blacks up in the prison's that's a given way too many taxes for the masses that's a given no one wants to be the lower classes that's a given spitting facts but you fools never listen that's a given I’m just out here trying to make a living. I’m just out here trying to make a difference. I’m just out here trying to make a mill trying to make a deal trying to make an entrance trying to make em pay attention In the game ain't nothing ever given that's a given if you want it gotta find a way to get it that's a given if you giving love then you get it that's a given if you f*** with us then you gonna get it what Where I'm from you wouldn't want to visit that's a given where I'm at the whole world wanna visit that's a given The booze and the Buddha in the Swisher that's a given if she choose then that's her own decision listen On a vacay your girl gonna get it that's a given call her Pele cuz she wanna kick it that's a given cause a melee every time I'm spittin that's a given and I do it for the fans not the critics got my tribe got my people in position that’s a given got my vibe putting evil in submission got the drive got the key for the ignition close your eyes for a instant you can visualize the vision take a listen feel it in your heart that’s a given stay together even when we’re far apart that’s a given and til the day you find me on the charts climbing higher i’m a try to start a fire with a spark who’s with it now I’m just out here trying to make a living. I’m just out here trying to make a difference. I’m just out here trying to make a mill trying to make a deal trying to make an entrance trying to make em pay attention In the game ain't nothing ever given that's a given if you want it gotta find a way to get it that's a given if you giving love then you get it that's a given if you f*** with us then you gonna get it what
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Opposite of the Winter So it commences the orchestra makes its entrance the author begins his sentence the hero comes to his senses behind the tinted lenses images spin reinvented again arisen from the tempest within. Vivid visions of women dipping in swimming pools in the nude hidden jewels lit beneath a hint of moon. Switch the view queue the interlude start the interview ask myself what would Dilla do that should kill the mood made the pillars move try to feel for you Delilah taste you like saliva dull your senses with the richest foods with a silver spoon babies lying still in wombs filling tombs ladies crying shrill as loons heal us soon ribbon spools spinning silken smooth custom linen suits plus the boots let’s discuss the coup that’ll crush the troops buckle up bout to knuckle up with the rival crew when you pay your final dues can’t rely on IOU’s Born sinner the opposite of a winner then I morphed into a rocket ship to the center of the sun all summer the Opposite of the Winter the Opposite of the Winter the Opposite of the Winter (what) The blackest ink let it sink in your skin we’re on the brink make a stink and you trash in the bin now stop and think listen what makes the villain so appealing in the moving pictures is it cus he’s Abel and willing to make a killing even if it means raising Cain pulling a trigger to pull in figures or is it cus the picture is bigger than just black and white don’t be acting like you ain’t an acolyte for stacking cash to heights to match your wallet with your appetites ravenous animals hunt in a pack run in your flat come in the back and put a gun to your back don’t say nothing or they busting a cap a couple dozen in fact pray to god it isn’t coming to that and it doesn’t call your cousin discussing the math to run the trap fuck it bought a couple hundred onions and flooded the map welcome back to Noah’s Ark Moses played his part but in his heart he knows only Jehovah makes the oceans part Born sinner the opposite of a winner then I morphed into a rocket ship to the center of the sun all summer the Opposite of the Winter the Opposite of the Winter the Opposite of the Winter (what) Wretches made a mess of the message don’t kill the messenger Yeshua the blessed professor ain’t here to lecture ya but let you know the stresses of life’s lessons are testing you so you can reach the essence at last and bring out the best in you nothing less will do let me confess to you how can I express to you the feeling that i get when i am next to you extra cool need you like a jet to fuel like a teacher’s pet to school but i reach you yet dive the deepest depths need you like i need a breath like fishes need a net to eat the flesh pray you learn to fly before you leave the nest let’s make believe we daydreamers on a secret quest cheating death me and Eve retreating back to Eden’s breast we left the East so we could see the West we had to know and now we no and there’s no need to guess preacher says wake up the dead and those we sleep at rest feed your head and once your fed break up the bread proceed and feed the rest
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I was born to fail but I’ll die to win and it’s sink or swim & I’m going in I remember it all like yesterday the winter the fall the spring the summer the years that all been swept away the tears we keep between each other fear is like a secret lover here and there we rediscover listen off in the distance you can almost here the drummers coming soldiers marching cold and heartless rolling on hopeless targets control the global markets blind our eyes total darkness I had a dream I walked with Martin Luther King Jr he asked me brother are we free in the future I was born to fail but I’ll die to win if I fall then I’ll fly again yeah these walls are closing in and it’s sink or swim & I’m going in Put your glasses on put the camera flashes on in a flash the moment is passed and now the past is gone still we carry on popping Dom Perignon all night like it’s alright we in Babylon babble on battle song get your time travel on get your mind strong don’t be food for the carrion crows put your seat backs up and stow your carryons the globe bout to heat back up so throw your cherry bombs I was born to fail but I’ll die to win if I fall then I’ll learn to fly again these old walls are closing in but my backs against the wind it’s sink or swim and I’m going in From the fruit to the root (ugh) vine to the wine with my own eyes I’ve watched it grow with some help from the divine each moment’s valuable time each moment wasted’s a crime each moment’s gone so own it get g-g-get it while the picking is prime I built a bridge across this chasm I’m up and at em I planted my seeds and waited until the stars aligned with Saturn gave a fuck about flossing that’s not in my fashion sense so deep it’s fathomless don’t ask me why I’m going in I was born to fail but I’ll die to win if I fall then I’ll fly again yeah these walls are closing in and it’s sink or swim & I’m going in Look- I come in peace but y’all don’t wanna see the beast when he sharpens up his teeth so I keep him on a leash and every Friday the 13th I let him out to feast and he’s deadly when he speaks put your head under sheets when there’s trouble in the streets that goes double from police they always fucking up our hustle will the struggle never cease when they lock us up in cages then they throw away the keys & I know Jesus gonna save us but today we gotta eat yeah I was born to fall and bred to sin I’ll die before I fail to win these old walls are closing in but my back’s against the wind it’s sink or swim and I’m going in Back on my feet in the blink of an eye by the time that it takes for the raven to fly I take it so high I be scraping the sky and it’s making you cry as I’m waving goodbye I wanted so badly to tell you I love you so madly there’s nothing I value above you and nothing can stop you and nothing can touch you it’s only yourself that you gotta live up to and I got to be the man I know you need a man in Neverland find me with my Lost Boys Peter Pan son of Abraham lead the people out of Egypt’s land they said we wouldn’t make it but you can if you believe you can I was born to fail but I’ll die to win
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Hot Right Now Hey Hey! All my people in the place Looking for home cooking we the needle in the hay From the CA do it all night and day Ballin until we fall get you high so you fly away Hey Hey! All my people in the spot Looking for home cooking we the gumbo in the pot Stir it to get it hot serve it come get a spot Dishing up out the kitchen now is you ready or not We Hot Right Now Matter fact we everything you not right now We about to take to the top right now We are never ever gonna stop right now cus we Hot Right Now Jonn: We got that sound killer flow real originals in your mind subliminal that smooth criminal let the swisher blow kicking in your door with the lyrical me and Joe posted up at the liquor store and you know the fit is cold Con: Now from the fro to the tippy toes flow keep the city lit and fit to go even when it’s winter at the pole peep the inner glow heat the frigid soul with the Midas touch eyes are shut roll it up and light it then get high as fuck J: Give me the mic and yo I might erupt already chilling at the top but still keep climbing up line em up kill em one at a time pulling up on a dime we doing what we want while y’all motherfuckers keep trying C: They not us they novice they not in our lane young gods and we got this we lock up the game we hitters we spitters we hotter than flame and they say that they are but they are not the same and ain’t it a shame say we descended from Cain I feel your pain but if you got half a brain you getting brains from that beauty queen know what I mean J: It was all a dream deeper than a submarine sipping on some lean never catch me at the scene of the crime still chasing them dollar signs keep spitting they fall in line we sipping patron and lime I’m Singing Hey Hey! All my people in the place Looking for home cooking we the needle in the hay From the CA do it all night and day Ballin until we fall get you high so you fly away Hey Hey! All my people in the spot Looking for home cooking we the gumbo in the pot Stir it to get it hot serve it come get a spot Dishing up out the kitchen now is you ready or not C: Shots shots shots let’s do shots we need tequila for sure and I need to know if all these senoritas sweet as a rose and if they good to go I’m a tell my partner pull the car around and she can wear my starter once we hit the harder part of town J: And grab a telly still bumping that Makaveli serve it up like a deli spitting game on my celly the way I flow is incredible spin you round like a helicopter popping that Henny need rhymes well we got plenty C: And really we got too many and rappers hardly have any we treating benjis like pennies and treating milly’s like twenties how we hustle we guzzle til the duffel is empty but ain’t no trouble cus another couple’s coming to get me J: Couple a heavyweights keeping it laced handful of aces ain’t nothing basic disappear without a trace once we get the paper only coming in first place this the West where we cooking the funk come have a taste I’m Singing Hey Hey! All my people in the place Looking for home cooking we the needle in the hay From the CA do it all night and day Ballin until we fall get you high so you fly away Hey Hey! All my people in the spot Looking for home cooking we the gumbo in the pot Stir it to get it hot serve it come get a spot Dishing up out the kitchen now is you ready or not We Hot Right Now Matter fact we everything you not right now We about to take to the top right now We are never ever gonna stop right now cus we We Hot Right Now Matter fact we everything you not right now We about to take to the top right now We are never ever gonna stop right now cus we Hot Right Now
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Paradise 04:29
Paradise When I met her I knew that I would let her make a good day even better had to pull myself together She was something extra special on another level Buddha pose on lotus petals plus that ass deserves a medal. A lesser man would want to whistle at her like a kettle but I’m different I just listened to the hits of her stilettos. And every single step was like a symphony unsettled then her energy got into me an angel to my devil. A stranger still I felt her soul and spirit so familiar. Smoking sensimilla so you know my senses attuned. Something started to bloom as I was sparking the fumes I felt a deep need to seed her garden soon beneath the Harvest Moon. That’s when her aura pulled my eyes in like a magnet Goddess in the body of a mortal purely magic. God it’s just so obvious this shit is automatic she the baddest not an addict but I know I got to have it. Dynamite shine as we ignite the night activate my appetite navigate your passage like a shaft of light Hotter than Fahrenheit the marriage type the fairest wife take me to Paradise now and not the afterlife Dynamite shine as we ignite the night activate your appetite navigate your passage like a shaft of light Flights to Paris reach the rarest heights we share this life we live in Paradise now and not the afterlife Our first conversation had a brother contemplating future Kama Sutra copulations til the condoms breaking but I’m fond of waiting cus if she ovulating then we gon’ add another number to the population those were my observations she broke my concentration and made me want to disregard all of my obligations stars shining in her eyes no constellations can be her rival that’s on Bibles no inauguration I’m a diplomat hustling for chips to stack and nothing less than love and theft could ever flip the wax back when I was living fast wishing I could skip the tracks forward to the mornings we would kiss until our lips were cracked. Never imagine it could happen like this so immaculate supernatural accurateness perfect match and a fit brought me back from the abyss shrug off the Atlas and trade in all my madness for bliss I’m a spiritual gangsta but not the church type. She’s a miracle of nature like a bird in flight. And it’s unbearable weight to go on terrible dates and no affairs can replace or reach her heights. So if the road you hope to stroll is slow, slow your roll. Cus when you know you know and this is how you know you know. Seek clarity to conquer complication. The Spirit is your guide to provide confirmation. And faith’s a weapon much better than second guessing. Been waiting since adolescence but patience is such a blessing. I might have missed it in spite of my best intentions. I could have been left in prison to lust or sex addiction. Let’s make a fresh tradition pray for extradition from up above true love is an exorcism. And now we’re free to start to see the spark defeat the dark my love you know the key is heart I never want to be apart
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Unreal 04:56
UNREAL You know the deal I am UNREAL this is the birth of the young you should kneel you know the spiel ’17 til zen with the pen making moves standing still still stay awake or you making a will making waves I’m a whale with a baleen for krill make a way or I may make a kill make you pay like it’s pay day you calling out m’aidez I bring you the melee like workers on May Day you surface I’m so low I serve it up solo for real and I got no chill and I breathe underwater no gills and I breeze over water like Jesus no pledging allegiance heaven’s own secret the 7’s I speak of they open the seals from the kingdom concealed everything is revealed breaking bread getting cake with my meals got the flow got her naked in heels got the dough now I’m baking my mills on the low then I lace em with traces of trill run the place at the pace of the space that I fill saying grace for the grace that I feel now we talking Revelation I be walking out the devastation off the reservation feast no reservation freshly shaven then pound the pavement gimme brains off top education make it rain on crops cultivation no moderation stay fresh to death and then resurrect that’s self-preservation that’s elevation through levitation likely highly medicated UNREAL I am UN I am UNREAL you know the you know the DEAL You know the deal I am UNREAL this is the birth of the Young you should Neil you know the spiel been ready to spill you see the name on the top of the bill Deniro the hero & Con is the heel all of my ills have been healed all of my dogs on my heels no frills I keep her wet as a seat I’m just a cog in her wheel softer than steel I am the god you can feel I’m copping all of the feels rocking the teal too odd to even the keel I eat her pussy like veal she go bananas don’t fall for the peel peel off her panties she got that appeal got her so hot gotta thaw for the chill got her hot for the brat throw the dogs on the grill and it’s all for the thrill I just go in for the kill hot like she popping a pill if she pop it or not i’m a hop in the cockpit and rocket on up to the top of the spot get her checking the clock watching the knot in my pocket and checking her thoughts she check it a lot it could be the watch or me cocking my pistol and licking my shot when I fill in the blank kill it and fill up the tank to the ceiling for real i’m building a bank filling the need til i’m spilling my seeds but i’m still in the v cus i’m killing the v i be drilling the v like my girl on the pill dripping and spilling milk out her lips when she blow me a kiss ink to the pink make her flip when i dip in the tip of the quill it’s UNREAL UNREAL I am UN I am UNREAL you know the you know the DEAL Never really gave a single damn about a rapper ain’t a factor when I think about the way I make it happen when I’m rapping I’m the captain of my ship don’t listen to shit today that passes for the magic for the masses method to my madness every record is a classic every second every breath keep stretching for the atlas addict for the practice automatic for the people til we’re equal keep it lethal like scratches on the needle
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Put It On Mute Yo- Flip the script on fiction minimize the lies and I look ‘em in the eyes when I shoot I put it on Mute Who sends the troops to die the world is supersize suicide just to buy loot I put it on mute All my doubt and pain all my shackles all my chains All the things they say I can’t do I put it on mute This is hallowed ground those types of thoughts are not allowed Lock it out you do not compute I put it on mute Pussy sold for profit pimps who pose as prophets Dough’s the only object hoes is only objects They must not know the Goddess their lonely road is godless We know it’s only nonsense still we told to hold the hotness They pushing dope narcotics they got us in their pockets They sellin’ suicide like kamikazes in their cockpits They’re propping up Colossus to shoot him down with rockets Death is the only option they package up the product And cover up the process deception is the constant We let imposters hold us hostage in this open coffin They profit off us then lock us up to be prosperous Police officers shoot to silence in the esophagus Dissent is a criminal intent it’s a minimal offense Still the people’s lust for justice must be quenchedSo be cautious really reality makes me nauseas The world is a monster that’s cute I put it on mute Yo- Flip the script on fiction minimize the lies and I look ‘em in the eyes when I shoot I put it on Mute Who sends the troops to die the world is supersize suicide just to buy loot I put it on mute All my doubt and pain all my shackles all my chains All the things they say I can’t do I put it on mute This is hallowed ground those types of thoughts are not allowed Lock it out you do not compute I put it on mute Ill communication war amongst the nations Army occupations herd the prison population All denominations trials and tribulations Biblical abomination super germ contaminations Drug intoxication lust and copulation Plus indoctrination good and evil God and Satan Take this medication waste elimination Ways to make us make believe we’re free of limitations Ways to make us place our faith in fakes and imitations Ways to make us into slaves while we’re paper chasing Ways to make us lazy ways to make us crazy Ways to make us feel afraid to even raise our babies Ways to rape our ladies ways to break us daily Ways to make us hate ourselves til we’re pushing daisies Making heaven hades then dig our graves to boot The wicked pick our fruit up by the root but I put it on mute Yo- Flip the script on fiction minimize the lies and I look ‘em in the eyes when I shoot I put it on Mute Who sends the troops to die the world is supersize suicide just to buy loot I put it on mute All my doubt and pain all my shackles all my chains All the things they say I can’t do I put it on mute This is hallowed ground those types of thoughts are not allowed Lock it out you do not compute I put it on mute So many problems I don’t know how to solve them You know I can’t be bothered in the booth I put it on mute Yeah I got ‘em I know everybody got ‘em And the past is not forgotten but the truth is I put it on mute Hear you talkin’ but I’m the one who’s walkin’ in my boots I’m the proof so for you I put it on mute There’s a fire on the roof light a fire in the youth Hear the truth and that bullshit I put it on mute See no evil speak no evil (I put it on mute) Hear no evil fear no evil (I put it on mute) See no evil speak no evil (I put it on mute) Hear no evil fear no evil (I put it on mute) Flip the script on fiction minimize the lies and I look ‘em in the eyes when I shoot I put it on Mute Who sends the troops to die the world is supersize Suicide just to buy loot I put it on mute All my doubt and pain all my shackles all my chains All the things they say I can’t do I put it on mute This is hallowed ground those types of thoughts are not allowed Lock it out you do not compute I put it on mute
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I don’t catch feelings no no I don’t catch feelings no I just let feelings come I feel em then I let the feelings go go As long as my sky is high I don’t want none of my ceilings low Put my hands on the wheel and go I put it on mamas she steal the show Looking back when I met her on Easter. looking at one incredible creature. with the head of a cheetah the legs of a zebra and o what an edible keister. I could tell that she’s better than regular divas the second I greet felt like I’m chiefing on medical reefer. my heart beating faster i follow the leader god. is she part of the angel squad just look at the halo god when i look in her eyes see I’m already ready to dive in my fatal flaw. i’m already ready to roll i’m already ready to ride ready to blow ready to go hit the chevy and drive shit i put all my shit to the side. my machete been ready to slide in i swim in the water she calling me in am i falling again for the intimate scent of that feminine twin and her cinnamon skin. i think i am i know i am i’m sinking here i go again i’m freaking out i’m going in i’m breaking down i broke again. i’m floating in the ocean of this potion she awoke within but i won’t let emotion win i won’t give in to hopelessness. i know how to focus it and grow from it i wrote this shit to cope with it to quote the pen i’m dope as shit so don’t pretend. i won’t offend but mostly i’m your closest friend but then again don’t want to close you in i got more interest in your openings. girl i’m locked and loaded like a rocket unexploded drop my load in pop the code in then it’s to the top we going. in a moment as the globes spins they don’t see the crops we growing now they showing i’m just telling cus it takes a lot to know it yeah Hey she might be that 1 in a billion And I’m just trying to stack up my millions Stacking up them racks to the ceiling But that can’t happen if we catching them feelings Hey all my peoples up in the building Keeping peace and making a killing Thank the Lord she’s able and willing To let it go no catching no feelings
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Whirlwind When the stars fall and the world ends Remember when you were my girl friend Used to have a ball like we had it all Then we both got caught up in the whirlwind Life is but a dream it feels so real but is it all surreal this is not a drill it’s triple sevens on the spinning wheel women kneel to kiss the hand surrounded by my fans i hear a thousand clapping hands laughing as I’m counting bands so tell my man stash the contraband we bout to cop some land rock the pots and pans not the lamb i’m talking stalks of plants keep it vegan veggies steaming ain’t no beefin’ how I’m feasting still I’m curry every season undefeated FAM i pledge allegiance to the regions that i’m reaching when i’m speaking through the speakers people hear it and repeat us but them riches don’t deceive us we too real to be elitist bitches get wet when they see us just like tinkerbell to peter PAN and now she working and she twerking to the tweeters put that pussy in in your face because that beat be such a heater AND atheistic chicks confess my dick made em believers call it swallowing the leader i just lace em like no sneakers CAN Time’s change ain’t it funny minds change ain’t nobody i blame if things go ugly up in my brain storm make it rain until the creek goes muddy and if she don’t love me then the beat go bloody this is my lane mind frame hail sleet sunny ain’t no frail weak dummy that can derail money spark heat when i speak i’m a detail junkie bet i leave jail hungry why these females hunt me i be dressed in fresh apparel seated on the front porch always extra thorough hammer like a young thor come hit this blunt torch sun and get your lungs scorched if you ain’t want it 100 then what you come for me i want more than when you was my mi amore cus leaving versus staying was as opposite as peace and war you was a piece for sure shorty got the sweet allure i used to beat it raw and push it deep enough to reach the core All the time’s hard that’s why we grind hard so please don’t ask me why the rhymes hard the minds scarred Too many bodies been confined up in a crime ward Blind lead the blind don’t let it dim your shine star i’m here to show you where the diamonds in the mine are really you should look for yours cus I just know where mine are yes i’m from the bottom of the ladder but i climbed far I set my goals and now I got em in the prime I’m primed for spittin’ lava like it’s water leaving high marks resonate like pine tar serve it out the shine jar i’m in the jetta on my way to get this cheddar knowing everything is better now that we are not together so i’m throwing up a V but not the one that’s for Vendetta it’s the one that stands for peace i pray you keep it for forever but just in case you missed it i repeat it once again love can never leave us once i love you as a friend and i got you under skin all our colors blending in and love is infinite with no beginning and no end so i will not pretend that i don’t to see you win it’s just i don’t want to see you but i still remember when
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UNLEARN IT Con (Ugh) Miseducation is the syllabus the lie is that until the die we die we’re never real enough. But from the very day we’re born they’re killing us convincing us the prison that we live in is a cinema the impetus for popping pills to make us limitless the clinic is the gimmick since we don’t believe in Genesis and this is just a symptom of the nemesis suicidal tendencies pretend to be a synthesis to implement this scheme between a man and a machine our hands are clean but the damage can’t be seen for instance once there was a man who had a dream born to be a king until he took one for the team more accurately he was taken from the team behold the face of Virgin Mary on the mezzanine it’s no conspiracy the evidence empirically suggests since conception we’re infected with impurities currently the social current’s on the verge of urgency the color of my skin can make the police wanna murder me huh what happened to protect and serve if I strike a nerve flex my only weapon is my word WORD is it a blessing or a curse or does it even matter if the question goes unheard WORD and yet my soul is unconcerned let the world burn it’s just another lesson to unlearn Everything they taught you everything you know Take it all and tie it in a pretty little bow & UNLEARN it Everything it got you everything you earned Put it in a pile light it up and watch it burn & UNLEARN it Pause Now Let us be the first to aleviate. Elevate your mind from the feeding tank. Cover up the bleeding gapes. All that you believe has leaves from a breeding bank. So every single need you concede. Is a piece of cake. A piece a meat in a heathens race. Cover up the weak while we feed our face. Fill ’em with disease and a dish of disbelief see really it’s no thing If you can feel the bass. Boom boom boom. Can you feel the break.The break between real and what they illustrate. Iller minds will divide when the willing stay behind only soon enough find what is still in place. Is a fucking waste. Such a fuckjn waste. When what you gave your life leaves a disgusting taste. Such a hustle but for us it's always been escape. It's been love, it's been freedom it's been everything. Except the bottom line we accept from the divine. Blessed to be among creators from the venom of the vine. To the tenor in a choir. To the splinters in the fire. Burning brighter than desires of young American minds. Word. Is it a Blessing or a curse? Or does it even matter if they never know it hurts? Word. And yet  my soul in unconcerned. Let the world burn it's just another lesson to unlearn
12.
Lightwork 04:12
LIGHTWORK Didn’t know which way to go and now I’m sure I’m getting close To home is on the open road I’m not alone I’m on my own Come to me and set me free destiny’s ahead of me Let it be let’s just see dance electric ecstasy Am I asleep surely it must be a dream maybe I’m somewhere between follow my lead walk on your feet onto my street down to the beach get in the waves nothing can get in your way shake off your day feel it slipping away let it fall like a ball among children at play we children of clay built to decay sinners should pray I know that you’re feeling a way but remember that feelings ain’t real they’re just feelings and feelings don’t stay I’ll stay if you want if you’re willing to say been in the building my skills are just killing your bae drilling and spilling Rose should get a million a day cus I’m real keep it real you’re not ill when you’re dealing with J Didn’t know which way to go and now I’m sure I’m getting close To home is on the open road I’m not alone I’m on my own Come to me and set me free destiny’s ahead of me Let it be let’s just see dance electric ecstasy Am I to blame are we just playing a game surely we must be insane look in my eyes and remember my name all the pride in my tribe all the blood in my veins all the pain and the fear and the doubt and the shame did you do it for glory or do it for fame your riches just bore me it’s more of the same my cup runneth over it’s pouring like rain look at my legs I am lame I’m a runaway slave and my love is my chain I’m a leper a loser past with no future a hater a user of drugs and a boozer wicked seducer came from the bottom made it up rotten the sin I’ve begotten begins at my pen and the skin and it ends at the coffin I’m sick of just talking again I am walking on Didn’t know which way to go and now I’m sure I’m getting close To home is on the open road I’m not alone I’m on my own Come to me and set me free destiny’s ahead of me Let it be let’s just see dance electric ecstasy The struggle’s real in this jungle of steel it’s either kill or be killed don’t give a fuck how you feel it’s how you deal another deal a couple of bundled bills we hustle for next to nothing and hunting a hundred mill cousin hunger’s ill it hovers above my grill I’m covered under a chill it’s only love that can heal does it nothing’s real but the struggle is all I feel so I’m broken open but knowing it’s only love that can heal Didn’t know which way to go and now I’m sure I’m getting close To home is on the open road I’m not alone I’m on my own Come to me and set me free destiny’s ahead of me Let it be let’s just see dance electric ecstasy
13.
Easter Day 04:29
As if the moon and me had opportunity to stop the lunacy. Too many people being shot in our communities. Wounded Knee to Houston all the way out to Laguna Beach. Judas Priest flipping crucifixes to rule the weak. the world is sick the saints is praying for immunity. to save us from the sinking ship be prepared for mutiny. crucially under skies shining bright as jewelry. but few can see the true MC illuminate the movie screen. my muse a fusion of a zoo beast and a beauty queen. my two lips are the tools I use to tiptoe through her Tuileries. the shit amuses me a fool assumes he’s fooling me. thinking he’s too cool for school that lesson isn’t new to me. my pugilistic tutelage is super futuristic. i’m a fugitive from stupidness excuses an abysses. one thing I know for sure i got the cure for who’s the sickest. sonic sorcerer for wisdom in a war against the system. I am reborn at the border of perdition’s jurisdiction. Got more diction than a dictionary hoarder’s disposition. My syllables got sibilance to silence all dissension. don’t need violence or a victim to defy the competition. getting high as the ascension i invent with my intentions. did i mention new dimensions are suspended in my sentence. i’m a fish and i’m a fisherman i’m vicious and i’m meaner than a wolverine from Michigan pissing nitroglycerine. my penmanship is infinite i write across the universe try and stop my super human thirst to spew my newest verse. like sewers ooze manure words maneuver through the fluid first it’s putrid then it loosens til it’s lucid-er than pews in church. I’m cool as Herc plus I’m too alert for dudes doing dirt. and anyways in many ways i do enough to move the Earth. but first my cursive verse reverses curses with the breath I breathe the extra fresh MC is me don’t guess just check the recipe. Hated myself. What could I say to myself. Afraid of myself. Debated myself. Betrayed myself to save myself. I dug the grave myself. Cremated myself. Laid in the clay three days in a cage I made for myself. Made it through hell on the way to myself. Great is the name that I gave to myself. Say to myself. I can’t walk away from myself I came to Awaken myself. Taken myself so many mistakes to make but bet that I make em myself. Take all my chains and I break em myself. Pray to myself put my faith in myself. Made it through hell on the way to myself. Great is the name that I gave to myself. In sickness or health live in riches and wealth and when i’m gone they be like Con o yeah he did it to death. o yeah i’m in it for life yeah we winning tonight. so give a cheers for the years we missed it now we getting it twice. getting acres of space getting favor and grace getting major with this flavor give you haters a taste. No longer paper i chase much greater treasures than gold that you can’t measure or hold with the essence of soul. so let this message be told as every lesson unfolds. let these blessings grow you know that’s how you get to your goals. flowing like Moses in robes knowing i’m chosen like Job. we must be tested to the limit every step of the road i pray my heart can be pure i pray my people are free i pray for liberation love open this lock with your key the melody that led me to LA still leads the way to keep the beast at bay and pray for the deceased to rise like Easter day
14.
I been in the laboratory working on that action story that defies the category cus I’m on that path to glory even though I’m cracking 40’s mackin’ shawties living fast acting naughty getting cash spending that quick as I can flip a pack when I lace the track jack the ace is back haters fix your face up better say your grace before you fade to black seek and find the reason why people die believing lies squint your eyes read between the lines so you can see the signs see the light if you want freedom fight no need to be polite the beast is out tonight so i peep the scene with secret sight i must increase until deceased they trying to cease my life i bust these beats i run these streets but never scuff my nikes you’ll never touch my mic I bust and crush like avalanches assume your battle stances better call for ambulances out here taking chances racing faster changing lanes evading traffic raising standards David Blaine making magic I’m a star and you’re about to see me shine (twinkle twinkle little star you ain’t ever gonna have to wonder who we are you gon’ know it) And from now on that shine is gon’ light up the night (twinkle twinkle little star you ain’t ever gonna have to wonder who we gon’ show it) Strictly eating fresh fruits threaded in the best suits dry cleaned pressed thorough breaded in them dress boots I make an impression I confess I got the matching socks God gave me the winning ticket you could never scratch it off haters and the doubters all around us we just laugh it off cus we never backing off til we take a bite out of that Macintosh strapping up the rocket like an astronaut count down then we blasting off this science fiction Isaac Asimov when I spit I split the atom Oppenheimer rhymer got the proper kind of mind to talk divine still i can chalk a line I walk the line sharper than a porcupine scorch the swine fire up the torch and shine or get left on the porch behind i’m a mortal stepping through that open portal on the border of disorder like the ghost of California I got orders from the Lord to use my sword for your slaughter I swore to my father I do it for my sons and my daughters just like this I’m a star and you’re about to see me shine (twinkle twinkle little star you ain’t ever gonna have to wonder who we are you gon’ know it) And from now on that shine is gon’ light up the night (twinkle twinkle little star you ain’t ever gonna have to wonder who we gon’ show it) Yesterday I made it out the bottom that’s the loser’s bracket tomorrow ball like ‘Zo hoping that the future’s Magic dish the rock up like it’s hot let the shooters have it when I pop and drop never stop super classic too fanatic stacking up the bars Xani flow many of the greatest never made it Earl Manigault semi pro still they get their shots up like a cannon ball let the camera roll get the picture panoramic flow deadly with the breath I’m Steph assassin with the baby face they say life’s a bitch but she’s a queen that’s why she made me wait now I’m going gold again with Seoul like back in ’88 all I do is radiate the heat to feed the baby weight that’s why they pay me dollars for the honor of distinguished spit the scholar do it major at your alma mater English Lit put the flame up to the King James the English lit I run the city while my brother Smidi sings the hits I’m a star and you’re about to see me shine (twinkle twinkle little star you ain’t ever gonna have to wonder who we are you gon’ know it) And from now on that shine is gon’ light up the night (twinkle twinkle little star you ain’t ever gonna have to wonder who we gon’ show it)

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LIGHTWORK 3.15.19 --- Joe Con is The Word Made Fresh

Staying true to your roots while pursuing your dreams can be a difficult balancing act many of us know all too well. Multi-genre artist Joe Con embodies and embraces that challenge every day. A captivating performer & supremely lyrical MC, Joe also writes, records and performs as a singer-songwriter and band leader in a variety of styles, from raucous blues to delicate folk ballads and beyond. Underlying and unifying all his diverse musical forms is a wordsmith’s knack for language, a gift he hones meticulously through a prodigious output of original material.

After moving to the SF Bay from central Kentucky, Con cut his teeth in the underground hiphop scene, earning the respect of his peers and a reputation as a uniquely talented rapper with a rare blend of style and substance. His debut album ‘Awake & Dreaming’ foreshadowed Con’s willingness to forge and follow his own artistic path, a pattern he has continued throughout his career.

In addition to his undeniable talent and singular approach, Joe’s understated yet striking spirituality is a major aspect that permeates all of his music. His oft repeated mantra ‘love.power.peace.light’ succinctly articulates Joe’s belief that music is soul medicine that can heal the world from the inside out. He calls this larger mission LIGHTWORK, a concept which, like so much of his art and life, operates on many levels and carries multiple meanings. Whether in concert or on record, driven by beats & rhymes or by melodies & live instrumentation, Joe Con’s music and message make you dance, think, and feel. He is a distinct artist with memorable songs that are simultaneously fresh and familiar, easily accessible yet deeply provocative. Joe Con, also known as The Word Made Fresh, is one to watch, one to hear, and one to see.

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