Two Sides

by Rockwell Powers

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The second single from Rockwell Powers and DJ Phinisey's upcoming album "Build." Album coming October 2013

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(verse 1) only claimed to be a poet
clear eyed star gazer, searched the town but never noticed
up from down, the tears on the clowns
first love was the sound and the sketches I wrote down
violent ambitions juxtapose neon green
they punch codes in machines that dance and preach through the screen
riots are a dream in the land of modern kings
extremes govern all, the truth is on a wall
I don’t mean to soap box never that on it all
It’s hard to plan for it, but empires fall
looking everywhere but straight ahead cause frankly I got bored of it
the best identified the fucked up, rhymed it out and recorded it
real recognize the requirement of questions
I ask as many as I can and minimize the lessons
The first day I asked my teacher what she could learn from us
she laughed me off said I was late for the bus, what the fuck…

(Chorus) I know I’ve done some wrong
But you’re not in the clear
Cause frankly you made me this way
And honestly I’m not going to stay

(verse 2) I wonder why the chaos doesn't faze me
when I realize I’m numb to it I wonder who played me
the chip moves closer to my head
when families in my zip code are homeless going unfed
am I already dead? cause this can’t be living, right?
if I was living right I wouldn’t feel so damn guilty
or so I’d like to think, delusions keep the artist moving
points go unproven regardless of the bruising
when loans are modern guillotine and the good life is for sale
community is commodity and we charge each other bail
local war stories cap the hearts of drunk people
who no longer buy albums and forgot that all death is equal
sequels are fantasizes just do it right once
I drank up all the hype and saw kaleidoscopes of fronts
I wanted to talk about it stayed late in my home my room
the teacher said I’m sorry I told my wife id be home soon

(Chorus) I know I’ve done some wrong
But you’re not in the clear
Cause frankly you made me this way
And honestly I’m not going to stay

(verse 3) this is for the kids who listen tough but can’t make sense of it
no lying in defense of it, it’s them not you
stone the puppet master with the rocks from the bus stop
if you watch the news you know to never trust cops
lions and tigers colonies and text books
I’m good give me word of mouth and a fresh left hook
I’m guilty of false witness to the coins in level one
There’re more here when you search and the puzzles half the fun
Dig it, cursive is for the squares
cause when you leave the damn building not a soul in the world cares
everybody want to teach what the fear but can’t agree
everybody want to preach be prepared but can’t agree
for what, for who, for how, I’m saying fuck it kick rocks
do you if they don’t like it change the locks
the new quiet kids mysterious for a minute maybe two
but after novelty is nervousness you’ll try to make him you

(Chorus) I know I've done some wrong
But you’re not in the clear
Cause frankly you made me this way
And honestly I’m not going to stay

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released July 10, 2013

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