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Translucence w/ Kamilah Apong

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lyrics

Translucence
featuring Kamilah Apong
(J. Ward SOCAN, K. Apong SOCAN, J. McDonald SOCAN, J. Klopfenstein ASCAP)

There are days when even the walls are like crystal
And you can x-ray specs right through
And other days the air is a granite tomb
And I feel like feel like (ya-ooh)
I know you know what I'm talking about
When you feel like (ya-ooh)
And then sometimes, well sometimes...

sometimes I don't know what’s in my mind
I think I tried but i feel unsafe and I just
try and try and try
Translucence, I get so lost in my mind
trying to read the signs

Opalescence, from some angles I shine
Trying to seem just fine
Sometimes you might ask me what I'm thinking
And I just close my eyes and become still
And stop breathing and die

I died,
and then I woke up like every other time
I'm tryna explain the nature of my mind
(oh, you were?!) that’s not how this works
But that's not really how it works
that’s not how any of this works
You only hear another verse
You know I hate to drop the ball
But my hands are so, so small (look at them!)
To try to lead you all the time
But I still need you all the while

Volatile objects fall and pile up
I'm a project, I'm a problem child with flawless style
Plus a polished smile I gotta file down to a point
Down to the point where if I frown I disappoint
I got a public, and for my public, I got a public face
It’s pretty, witty, and gay - they all say what a waste
I’m getting fitted and evaluated, what a waist
The one you hate to love to hate to hate to love to love to hate
I see the light glance through what’s translucent
I see their lips curling, they see my hands moving
I see the colours shimmer, dim across what’s opalescent
I cracked, you laughed behind my back and got me vocal lessons
I’m often still on the surface, I’m never calm inside
I’m still not perfect, I still got traumatized
The jury’s in to read the verdict, purge the perjury
I would certainly prefer thaumaturgy to surgery

ya-ooh

credits

from Rap Dad, Real Dad, released March 30, 2018
Beat by Ambition
Rapping and singing by Jesse Dangerously & Kamilah Apong
Upright Bass played by Klopfenpop

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Operating out of Toronto, Canada since 1996, Hand'Solo Records is devoted to releasing quality hip hop that is creative, clever and often experimental. Early releases, now out of print, include Buck 65, Sixtoo, Moka Only, and others. Currently home to Ultra Magnus & DJ SLAM!, The Mighty Rhino, The Dirty Sample, Touch, Tachichi, Primordial Emcee, royceBIRTH, 51nine02, More Or Les and Backburner. ... more

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