The Cycle

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lyrics

Track 9
The Cycle

(Verse)
Has it come to this? I used to be project rich...
Glorified by my peers on some project ish.
A fan of hip hop way before Nas said this:
"Hip Hop's dead." I ain't been a hip hop head since.
A locked fist had the game in my hardest clinch.
But I fell off now I'm sleeping on this project bench.
Addicted to the same cane I served them rockheads with.
How did I get here and when did my problems shift...
From bad to worst? Glad to hurt pass the curse.
Of families crying while driving after Hearse.
It didn't take much to get my gat to burst.
My life should it end with a crash and burn?
I reminisce on high school I was the last to learn.
Laugh slack cut class harass the girls.
Dropped out for the streets I had racks to earn.
Black sacks packed with crack meant cash to burn.
I met my baby mama in the hood I had to flirt.
Had her skirt, balled up one day after work.
I told her that I love her and then I passed the purp.
She said "How much?" I didn't have the words
She told me that she was pregnant and I laughed at first.
Just to cover up the fear I didn't have the nerve.
I told her with my grind, that she would have the world,
But then I left her and my son after birth.
So the cycle continues, A life full of issues.
Pain cuts deep down right to the sinews.
Life throws a bone I'll bite through the gristle.
But if it gets hard I'll fly through the window.
Easy way out I'll glide through life's issues
I should've been a father but I wasn't meant to
My dad left me when I was born. So I did too.
I'm following his blueprint down right to the stencil.
The streets raised me up product of my environment.
I dreamed of being rich every day. King sire ish.
I'll kill anyone before I leave die or quit
Baby mama's love couldn't force my retirement.
Known to spew venom and I breath fire when
Competition runs up the burner retires them
A B.A. D.A. got three guys to snitch
So I rolled out coked out and left three liars stiff.
Spare me your judgements. I'm clearly above it.
Who needs family when you're married to duckets?
A menace to society scaring the public.
I'll never kick it but I'll bury the bucket.
Right next to your bones for daring to covet.
Tool on my hip don't dare me to bust it.
Gangster in my DNA rare breed of thuggin
I bet even my fore fathers carried the musket.
But the truth is I could've been something more down inside merry and loving.
Two kids and a wife and a house with a dog caring and hugging.
But my life as a man with a plan to do better was scary to trust in.
But now end of the road I realize that my life was clearly for nothing.
So when I see my son, I'll tell him "Sorry for the deeds I've done"
And "I'm not proud of what I've become"
And "If I could do it over then I'd choose love"
I think I'll see him soon. It's time to re-up.
Often see him after midnight before one.
See he doesn't know my face but I know he's my son.
See my son is the one who sells me my drugs.

The cycle continues...
A life full of issues...
The cycle continues...
It's not wise to get into...

credits

from Amongst The Stars, released March 2, 2012

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Vthov Orlando, Florida

Alvin "Vinthoven bka Vthov" Giles is a summa cum laude graduate of FAMU. Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, his music is highly regarded as a breath of fresh air. He intricately weaves musical elements together with fluctuating rhyme schemes to produce a fresh sound. Escaping the confines of mainstream taste, he brings his listeners raw thought provoking lyrics over sonorous beats. ... more

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