Ignite​/​J Street Cosmo Single

by Above/Below

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05:15
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04:10

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Single for CosmoSingle 3.0, released at Hygienic Art Festival, New London, CT 1/30/10

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released 30 January 2010

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Track Name: Ignite
the morning came with a pouring rain
I could feign my way through this sunless day
when its done this way, I'd rather run away
so i turn it, face it, back to the basics
fear - erase it, start this engagement
brace for the impact, integrity intact
in fact, I've had my back to the wall
in the corner with a paint brush, we make much
out of minimal amounts, my cerebral accounts for
taking ounces, turn it into poundage
around this town, its easy to get down
still i rebound, rise Above/Below
like a dove we rose as the love free flows
just as one re-sows as the earth gives life
as the sun gives light, with these words recite
are you ready for the fight? strike a match, ignite

I got these matches in my matchbook
let me spark one, strike one, light one, ignite one
(x4)

just trying to hold my chin when the fog rolls in
after all i been through, i seen lightning
flash, wait for the thunder clap, see the sky collapse
wonder how to deal when the hunger clash
with my sense and sensibility, convinced or instability
balance my talents with a bent for incivility
its killing me, put out there for the world to see
against the universe,the human curse
sometimes surmise sunrise ain't coming
like i cant keep running, sky keep rumbling
humbling experiences break down our defenses
an instance to remind us take it back to the beginning
full circle, front and center, bare bones, nothing simpler
try to temper my tone, illuminate dim light
grow from this grim night, focus vision, insight
never act in spite, strike a match, ignite

I got these matches in my matchbook
let me spark one, strike one, light one, ignite one
(x4)
Track Name: j street
i got 2 feet, 10 toes
been thrown curve balls, still we worked yall
the first call, from the minor to the majors
sport designer labels in last years flavors
white after labor day, savor the way
when the saber leads the way i counter with a pen, then
send prose down in the mix, stick and stones down in the trench
find words, put it in the binder, send a reminder
set your alarm clock warning, in the morning if its storming
we can form like voltron, its full on from the get
sit back, relax just groove, vibe just ooze
like 5 to 1 is shift number two
thats some ish i'll never do, see my hustles too strong
mind power equals brains is my muscle equals brawn
mushin' on doggies, got your ducks in a row?
we added water and some light now we're watching it grow

we go from bank street to the end of the block
down to state street, now we're watching it knock
take a walk along the avenue, its not your average crew
watch the props accrue, thats what we had to do

its been 5 week and 2 days
check the account verify dues paid
the blues stayed, stripped off the shine
left it with soul, the sound more refined
destined to find, primed for bad weather
aligned with the seasons, the reason: unmentioned
this ascensions got me inching closer and closer
the poster child for the return from the over exposure
over and over, a bull dozier in a game of red rover
how we bring it: never gimicked, staying true to the tenents
the mere mention of this serious discussion point
never fear or furious, in a flurry we bust
or crust over like a sugary sweet, took near defeat
with our head held high, dead in the eye
returned strong, pondered the game plan, the same can
come back and resurrect so remember the name man

bank street to the end of the block
down to state street, now we're watching it knock
take a walk along the avenue, not your average crew
watch the props accrue, thats what we had to do