If I recall correctly, we recorded this song on Christmas. Go figure. I guess it's kind of a festive tune. If you listen closely, you can hear a rendition of "Jingle Bells" playing in the background....
Usually, I'm at the bottom of the sea dormant / But every now and then, I'm called upon to torment / So I emerge / Feel the rays of the sun, surge with power / The prepare to tear and devour / And after that's understood / I let my sounds Blair like Underwood / after this, lightning and thunder could.../ crash in the sky and project down to the terrain / The heat makes blood bubble in your veins / Volts of energy channel through your feet / in the form of a beat / Rally back your troops / Retreat / Abort mission cause you know you can't compete / You're weak / Fuck a backup plan / Delete /Cause after the mega charge / I grow mega large / Increase in size, so no one survives / You can't believe what you see before your eyes / Yes, the God Lif has returned to terrorize / Armed forces came out ready to brawl / but at 100 stories tall / brothaz look small / This is the part where I stomp all comp / Rip through the city / Crush and romp / They buss ammo at my frame, but it deflects / My eye beam connects / burns shit up and wrecks / Lyrical text slash necks / blood spatters all over my specs / Body parts are found in tape decks / So visual, you can't watch the scene / If you press stop, the gears lock and pop your spleen / Then I start to finish em / Metaphor / Simile / Mr. Lif has broken out the heavy artillery
Release the Kraken and summon the Gods / I defeated Zeus and Thor / Now I want more / I call on the rains, so now let it pour / to soften up the ground so I can bury the gore / Book me for a show son, send me on tour / but brothaz are fair game up in the airplane / I'll battle everybody aisles A-Z on the free / but none of them were fuckin' with me / Watch as I maneuver this... / hype rhyme past the stewardess without her even noticing / Yes, I found an opening / You lost cause you weren't focusing / Now your dome's hot and smoldering / Open up the hatch so I can drop out the cargo / Cause I'm known to blaze stars just like the Argo / These rhymes are going far beyond your belief / I'm like the Golden Child, each and every day, I eat a leaf / Give me a wreath / I'll have a feast / Gain knowledge of self / then I plan to conquer the beast / and I'll build back your mental piece by piece / giving brand new life to the mentally deceased / But after this / The situation gets truly hazardous / torturous / disastrous / Imagine this / Experiencing hell right after bliss / In this experiment, I'm the catalyst / Welcome to the realms where money is God / and they tamper with your brain til you're a spiritual fraud / As you focus on these words and enter the mind state / I slow down your pulse then increase the rhyme rate / Fall into deep psychosis / What's the prognosis? Osmosis / Underwater diffusion / Welcome to the realms of liquid illusion / where stationary things appear to be moving / Look at your speedometer, how fast are you cruising? / Thoughts race, images flash, you're gonna crash! / But maintain your focus and move with agility / Cause Mr. Lif has broken out the heavy artillery
from Emergency Rations,
released July 31, 2014
Produced by Edan / All lyrics written and performed by J. Haynes for Virtua Stab Publishing (SESAC) / Cuts by Edan / Recorded and mixed by Edan at Studio 54 (Boston)
supported by 24 fans who also own “Emergency Rations”
This record is dope as Hell and continues Mr. Lif's mastery of rhymed storytelling. The first two tracks feed into each other as a harrowingly real tale of a new relationship grimly overshadowed by the girlfriend's stalking ex-lover with things inching closer & closer to inevitable confrontation. Brilliantly creative and very true to life, these are hallmarks of Mr. Lif and this new record is instructive, entertaining & worth attention. Sir Reginald Styles