122/middle of the Universe "Never love anyone who treats you like you're ordinary"
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Beauty is often lost Just to be picked up by wondering youths. No petal unturned each torn away and set free. Where the fragrant prayers rise from the discarded sound of each love me not. May each step be softer for those who follow. May freshly pruned branches be placed around your intimate tables with new wine and laughter
Aye My poppa was a preacher but his poppa was absentee He did the best he could To keep his son from living fast and free Religious rules and Christian schools The other children laughed at me Plus we never had much green so I never did dress fashionably Everybody wore the same ol’ smile But it was just a mask to me I saw through the hypocrisy When the pastor made a pass at me That ******* had a class of us He kept asking us to do nasty things To the point I have the baddest dreams of… Savage things attacking me We moved away but you could say The tragedy had a lasting reach Blocked out any memory Still can’t stand to hear no pastor preach By now I’m about eleven And I’ve learned life comes with hazards B Sometimes I just break out in tears A dark cloud seems to pass through me My best friend was my blood brother And at thirteen he died tragically And after he passed in that car crash I wished that that was me I had a heart but life ripped that apart and gave me apathy I felt God did not look after me All I have for Him is blasphemy
The rain falls on us all The good and the bad Same thing that’ll make you laugh One day well it’s gone make you sad And now I see I gotta walk by faith and never walk by sight no I don’t understand Your ways But I know you’re always right And I surrender I surrender I surrender Although it hurts sometimes
Yeah Aye I went from good kid to a hood kid Seemed like the change came overnight Life cloaked him with a heart that’s frozen Rollin’ on a stolen bike Smoking like a chimney With a semi sitting in that holster tight And every other word was blood No love for who we ‘posed to fight Went from praying prayers like “Lord I love You I’ll keep you close, aight?” To “I don’t know if You even there Just help me not get smoked tonight” So enticed by the thought of being loved I'd pay the coldest price I done sat inside a cell for ****** Who has never even thrown the kite Rebellin’ against the God I hate I blamed Him for my loaded life What made it worse I played with curses Even though I know what’s right I used to ask church folk why life’s so hard But I got no advice Or they’d just relay a bunch of clichés that don’t suffice Depressed and half psychotic Narcotics are my chosen vice Consumed with idols Suicidal by eighteen I tried more than twice
I said the rain falls on us all Said the good and the bad Same thing that’ll make you laugh Today well ya know it’ll make you sad And now I see I gotta walk by faith and not by sight I don’t understand Your ways and oh Lord But I know you’re always right And I surrender I surrender I surrender Although it hurts sometimes
Aye So bitter and so broken my soul’s soaking in misery With no hope for the future though Cuz I’m so focused on history (none) Till one day someone cared enough To share just what You did for me (what?) I can quickly see how differently you act From the Christians I’m witnessing You lived this thing called love While all of us are just so nitpicky (uh huh) You are righteousness You gave Your life for us… literally The thought that You’re the one I hated sickens me (yeah!) It’s a trip to me how quickly we fall into iniquity (I'm sorry!) Even though I acted wickedly (what?) You still chose to sit with me (why?) I’m the worst one on the court Lord But yet You still keep picking me (You do!) And now it comes so vividly Clear that every test and every trial Was predestined and the outcome was Your victory Thank you
I said the rain fall yes it does On the good and the bad oh Lord Same thing that’ll make us laugh One day is gonna make us sad And now I see by your grace I gotta walk by faith and not by sight Yeah I know I’ll never understand Your ways Lord But I know you’re always right And I surrender I surrender I surrender Ohhhh yes
In one facet I shouldn't complain In the right light I'm relatively sane Like a prism broke down exposed and laid out You see the dark in contrast surrounds The image is muddled with two thoughts of mind Strokes of different intentions,Where colors cross lines Are the outcomes the same to all those who view this? Some get up close and others keep distance Some see the whole and others the strokes If to only see what they're seeing I hope.
How you see yourself How others see you How you want to be seen
The ***** ways you treat me And I return for treatment All the haunting secrets Illuminate nightmares Line the silver screens I binge watch & replay Yet behind the scenes I concur, wage and bleed
No waist in the lose Sorrows fertilizer Burned the very roots beneath Of the spark of life inside her Escape the concave lens's Jump to there from here Imagine moments picture perfect .............but the words have disappeared
In the gas light district We can walk along Shadows dance eloquent To a flickering song Of a memory to be As we continue to talk Crisp Airy feelings Awaken a dawn This heart on my sleeve You say a corsage Looks better on you We Agree With a smile and a nod.
If you need a little help I can analyze ive dotted my T's and blacked my eyes. I'm a detailed Devil Efficiently critical Methodically casual as the problem unfolds Duty is my skill Overwhelmingly convicted and I worry for good When falling in love your mind is my food and I can never get enough when I'm in the mood But the blues are my news I see the truth as black and white I compose to impose my thoughts on your mind I cast out to real in something more to my liking Fight in the fancy image of right Still I quite often **** in the wrong My spirit is drifting in from out of its home