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50 Ways To Leave​.​.​.

from .​.​.​less is no more by Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice

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that's what it seems like we're doing
pretty much whoever could move in with ill intention
a grin sitting on the grill
uniformly keeping it real
where's the spark?
cause it's a dark night
that will come to a close when the folks see the light
might as well get my rocks off now
is a method to madness we cannot allow
do i love you, and if i really love you
does that mean i'm not allowed to place myself above you?
i don't wanna be locked in a box
plus i warned you that my manner was unorthodox
i think it's best now that i go alone
i promise that we'll meet again at the end of it all
i hardly can keep up with myself
so i don't have time to watch somebody else crawl
the is you're such a part of me
that a complete split would be too hard for me
the bottom dropped out the artistry
no place for this man to learn how to fall
so i keep falling in and out of line
with this mad design that resembles a spine
but it lacks support and can't hold the weight
so i'm'a move soon before it gets too late

this is one of many ways
50 ways to be exact
let's leave it at that

if a rolling stone gathers no moss
then a motivated wordsmith can have no boss
no benefits if you just count the costs
like not playing the game and still taking a loss
how can that happen?
how can i justify living life purely based on my rapping?
i can't, and so i don't do it
i remember times when we all stayed fluent in the newspeak
now we're truantly creative
caught up in a line where we don't seem native
but forced to live off it
one side puts in all the work while the other side profits
an army comprised of the phony
follow Johnny-Come-Lately and his one trick pony
to a ceremony full of old tricks of the trade
where we can do nothing more than get played

this is one of many ways
50 ways to be exact
let's leave it at that

why should i go through it?
so many folks just do it
it's become integral to the process
and i think it makes the both of us nauseous
maybe i've been a little too honest with the way that i feel
but keepin' it real is like a full time habit
if i see the opportunity in front of me
why wouldn't i grab it?
i'm through with the cat and mouse game
where i move to you
and you move to the same place i just was
'cause it's like we're going nowhere fast
turns out that your heart of glass is the fragile type
mine is just itching to grow
so hear me before i let go
let no man put asunder our connection
or there can be no correction

this is one of many ways
50 ways to be exact
let's leave it at that


from .​.​.​less is no more, released January 1, 2000
written by Chief
produced by The Ill Mathematical


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Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice
:: mc : dj : producer : artist ::

A wordsmith with the heart of a poet and the head of a broadcast journalist. A DJ who is not afraid to venture outside of the norm. A producer with a different vocabulary of influences, and no fear whatsoever about embracing them. An artist searching for the link between the palette and the pixel. ... more

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