Get Better Soon

by jeph.ilosopher

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released October 31, 2014

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Track Name: Get Better Soon
I LOOK AROUND AND SEE TALENT
SOME RECOGNIZE THE POWER,
SOME SELF-DENY AND CLAIM THEY HAVEN’T
SOME RECOGNIZE THE GIFT AND UPLIFT
WHILE SOME AGONIZE AS IF THEIR CHANCES ARE MISSED

THE MOST CREATIVE PEOPLE ARE WILLING TO TAKE A RISK
YOU DONT NEED TO TAKE A SHOT, YOU DONT NEED TO TAKE A HIT
ALL YOU DO IS TAKE THE SCRIPT AND RIP IT UP, AND START FRESH
FORGET CONVENTIONS LET THE NEW DIMENSION MANIFEST

IF YOU CAN HARNESS THAT ENERGY, WE BECOME MARVELOUS
REMARKABLE, ON FIRE LIKE ARSONISTS
MUCH BRIGHTER AND SMART WITH THIS
DOING WHAT THEY SAY YOU CANT
LIKE RHYMING WITH ORANGES
THAT WAS UNRELATED BUT WHAT HARM IS THIS???

WE PICK AND CHOOSE WHEN WE SPITTIN' JEWELS
OR WHEN WE SPITTING VAINGLORY, WHICH IMPRISONS YOU
THE ONLY THING THAT RULES KINGS IS THEIR OWN GREED
TAKE WHAT THEY WANT UNTIL THEIR STUPID SELF OD's

WE ALL HAVE GOALS, GO ALONE AND YOU’LL GET THERE FAST
BUT IF WE GO TOGETHER, I GUARANTEE GOALS ARE SURPASSED
WE’LL GET SO FURTHER IN THE PATH, BEYOND IMAGINATION
IF WE LEARN TO USE COOPERATION

THE TALENT THAT WE HAVE IS THE POWER OF OUR NATION
THE BETTER WE COLLAB, THE BETTER OUR FOUNDATION
ASK ANY ARCHITECT, ANY BRICK MASON
WE NEED ALL THE HELP WE CAN GET, IF WE SKY SCRAPING

PATIENCE….YALL KNOW BOUT THAT VIRTUE
IMAGINE IF WE MADE EFFORT ATTRACTIVE LIKE A PERFUME
YOU SMELL THE SWEAT FROM MY SWEATER?
THAT MEANS I’M NOT CHILLIN, I’M TRYIN TO GET BETTER

I’M ACTUALLY INDEBTED TO MY WORDS AND INDEBTED TO ENDEAVORS
SO YES I AM A LIL STRESSED & YES I FEEL THE PRESSURE
WHO WE CALL “THE BEST” IS SO SUBJECTIVE
SO REALLY WHO CARES? IT’S ALL IN THE PERSPECTIVE!

ALL I KNOW IS I WANT MY CITY TO BE IMPRESSIVE
BALTIMORE CITY, THE WORLD THINKS WE’RE AGGRESSIVE
WHAT IF WE COULD FLIP IT ON THEM AND SHOW WE’RE PROGRESSIVE
THESE ARE ONLY MY THOUGHTS...I HOPE YOU GET THE MESSAGE...
Track Name: CheckSum
be alarmed
see my arm
up my sleeve
is a lil charm

but i dont never use it
if i did
what if i abuse it

all that is hallucinations
i should lose it
give it away give it away
til i prove it was never really mine to be coveting, coveting, why i gotta rub it in


read my mind
read my soul
see the joy i wish to release
even when i have inner peace
i dont always feel like it’s timely--its outta reach

sup with that,
that aint cool
i would not deserve the thank you, thank you, thank you
make me a hollow reed, out of bamboo

ay, every other day
we let it get away
and it’s so obvious to say
are we just unable
to reset the stage
of our ways
our assumptions will break us down if we dont do them first
Track Name: Seems So Bad #Ferguson #EricGarner
granted, life has all taught us different lessons
and life has all bestowed on us different blessings
and we have all went our distinct directions
so depending on your status it could seem depressing

so how do we know if we’re truly progressing
or treadmilling, or just stretching
getting warmed up, cuz truth be told
We will be tested like how fire can test the gold

and as far as i know we gon keep getting burnt
until we earn the skill to advance our souls
It's natural... Practically factual
But we can hide from the truth if we're irrational

And it so happens it's hard to do the research
so it's in fashion to wear opinions like t-shirts
Then having an open mind is scary like walking around naked in public,
we'd rather change up the subject ahem....

Those we deem wise wouldn’t propagate lies
nor would they try to advise beyond the promise
those we deem wise would truly recognize the
realistic limits to their own knowledge

but we’re all at different stations with our trains of thought
but we can transfer any time with a change of heart
until we find a common purpose, we will deviate further from each other
we’re already murdering each other, so sad

I say no wonder
it seems so bad
and we gon keep getting burned til we learn from the past

...After they acquitted Darren Wilson
I hear people say they lost faith in the system
now please don’t take offense when I say this then
your faith is sacred, you should never place that in the system

keep it in safe and lock it with the key of trust
that safe goes by the name “power of love”
raise the standard of security to tower above
the lower nature that’s persuading you to give it up

it’s too valuable,
cuz pure faith could make a weak man powerful
….for real…
and true unity
does not finger point, true unity means we’re all accountable

so if we dont know, now we know
America we think we’re smart, yet we act so childish tho
and racism’s like the most great prison
we will not escape this until we break the chains within

I say no wonder
it seems so bad
and we gon keep getting burned til we learn from the past

after all these tragedies now what?
we can’t expect those in pain to keep their mouth shut
i won’t defend looting, and i won’t defend riots
just like i can’t defend the news when they’re super biased

for those that spread love in the face of hate
for those that teach peace when it isn’t safe
and those that stay calm when the world shakes
we need you, please do it, whatever it takes…
Track Name: Dear Unborn Son (ft. Our Son)
hey baby boy ... we are...

Sitting in the triage at Sinai hospital
Your mother and i awaiting for the time to go/
Be.cause y'all had a fender bender earlier today
And they told us to stop in to make sure you're ok/

So they asked a lotta questions, inspected and checked up on you
And They said your heart sounds fabulous, so we're proud of you/
I hope your heart is always fabulous
Regardless of life's changes and chances and blessings and accidents/

We know we can't just preach it, and not be it
We gotta model it Cuz you won't believe it until you see it/
We gon tell you we love you as a prefix, before we hug you,
therefore you feel it, your spirit knows it was true/

You'll need that intuition for this world that you're coming to
Some people will say anything, don't let them puzzle you/
Just try to find that piece of truth, in what they're saying,
and fit it in this reality puzzle we're all playing/
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Because we all need that eye of discernment
Otherwise this life is a whirlwind/
Don't be surprised if your pride tries to poison you
try to avoid it when the voices are annoying you/

I don't mean to scare you though, this life is enjoyable
We got a lot to look forward to
Like creativity and art, humor and friendships
Zuberi, Amelia. Daniela, Cedric

and the search for knowledge will always be endless
so we will never get bored, our little apprentice
our little ilosopher, we can't wait to learn from you
our eyes are open, our mind is open, our heart is open

and hoping, for the best...blessings and tests
either one we radiantly acquiesce
I wanna show you bravery at it's zenith
i'm talking too much but you get it, right?
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When you come out
You'll notice the world's cold
then...
you'll discover the warm hold of your mother
mother earth

and when you come out
you'll notice the world's noise
then
you'll recognize that voice of your father
heavenly father
...i hope i am....i'm striving man...
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but mom and dad will have roles that's interchangeable
i plan to change your diaper too, just so that you know
i probably make a few mistakes--please forgive me
i'm the youngest sibling in my family, so i never did this before

showing that i care is something that i'm working on
but i've had a lot of help on that, thanks to your mom
she is both magical and highly practical
so amazing and creative, yet rational

it's our duty to you, to be united
so when we disagree, we don't insult, we consult
just to sort out the juice from the pulp
the truth from the folktale, the view when there's no veils

there's a lot to say, but we mainly want to promise you
we'll always be together--we will do whatever's possible
to elevate your unity, love and and tranquility
cuz truthfully the family's your very first community but
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speaking of community, there's something else we gotta tell ya
we still wanna continue our service, little fella
but maybe it's like...you come in this world at midnight
we run and drop our service like slipper's of cinderella

then the prince of charming finds us to bring it back
and the opportunity continues, huh...think of that
now we know why it's important
cuz working for the betterment of the world will become your fortune

more likely than us, you'll see the fruits of our labors
if we inspire the children today, imagine later
they will grow up and want to give back
so the service multiplies, but you'll have to nurture that

so if you heard your dad is concerned with another's well being
just know that it's connected to our hearts beating
cuz our "inner life moulds the environment
and is itself deeply affected by it" -- Shoghi Effendi

we cannot (we cannot)
segregate (segregate)
the human heart
from the environment

they say having a child is like having your heart walking around outside your body...so that should be a good reminder of the need to work towards the betterment of the world, starting with our family, continuing into the community and the world

"We cannot segregate the human heart from the environment outside us and say once one of these is reformed everything will be improved. Man is organic with the world. His inner life moulds the environment and is itself deeply affected by it. The one acts upon the other and every abiding change in the life of man is the result of mutual reaction."