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Turn it down a little bit in the headphones…
Bless, bless, bless…
Shout out to Defunkt on the scratches.

Verse 1:

Yeh we’re real fortunate,
disproportionate to poor kids forced to live on floors
divorced from the discourse of equality
fortunate, debaucherous folk who flaunt ornaments
play bourse on the quart and outsource to the less fortunate
forced to get taught caught on the court
by police forces sworn to the law who love enforcing it
subordinates to courts with no moral coordinates
I’m forced to be living in this sin city missing the mark
where these kids are getting pissed in the park
and if their not making the shots their throwing fists in the dark
getting tarred with false charges enlisted to Iraq
and trust
I used to get it twisted, dreams of flipping bricks through the bars
or getting licked out on the strip in the biggest whip with the stars
but integrity is wealth so trust that I’m getting rich through the bars
making fortunes off pure tunes we spit from the heart
making fortunes off pure tunes we spit from the heart

DJ Defunkts scratches:

‘Live and Direct!’
‘Armed with a Megaphone!’
X 3

Verse 2:

I keep my style free only, like I’m talking off the melon
to the state I’m a felon no debate I’m rebellin in this system
where your melanin determines where you settle in
home, work, they’re telling him homework’ll get him in
selling him the myth that the devil in the bits
is those peddling the piff who love to revel in a tiff
I see the devil in the rich I keep it rebel with a spliff
speak it, I always yell it like I tell how it is
teachers, saw my streak and thats detention for a week
class war so to speak apprehension of the theives
state pensions for the greedy still their mentioning their grief
look, take a second if you need it
this life can be a needle to your spleen
it’s like we’re fiending we’re bulimic
throwing up bad spirits like we’re feedin off of demons
heeding nothing from the elders
while they’re screaming that we need it
we keep building, building, we’re heading for the skies
or we’re filling up the green yeh we’re headed for demise
and know that the sun’s always setting where it rise
everythings full circle either get it or you die
spend a life time and never really get to realise
that the material desire is the fire in your eyes
material desire, fire in your eyes.

DJ Defunkt scratches:

‘Armed with a megaphone!’
‘Live and Direct’

Verse 3:

What does it mean to be fortunate
counting what we’re keepin in the physcial
the pinnacle of life is only found in the subliminal
searching for meanings when being people is the miracle
stuck in this cold city where were raised on these screens
the demons feed the greed so were raised on these dreams
deceit to new degrees, who read the news believes
that hate is on the rise, the proof is in the pudding
It’s baked into the pie the demise of false I’s is the fate of our kind
we’re all real fortunate to breathe is a blessing itself
and choosing health over money is a lesson in wealth
stressing life is just revision for a test in the self
every book is a moment, the present, the rest of the shelf
and you ain’t gotta be fortunate
trust, just gotta tune into the rhythm of life
choose to leave all the pollution be delivered from strife
thats, the only way to be a liver of life
trust, thats the only way to be a liver of life

DJ Defunkt scratches:

‘Live and Direct!’
X 5


from The Context, released January 30, 2014



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The Context is the debut album from Joshua/Gurpal and Spiritual Gorilla Records.

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