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i take a deep breath
and i have now left this plane of existence more than symbolically
something out of my reach keeps calling me
i can't see it through the haze of the days that i burn away
wrecking life
and spectators can't turn away from the show i provide
no use running 'cause there's nowhere to hide
high so i can make the right fall from my calling
checking in once again
from the mindstate i'm stepping in every once in a while
i quote unquote keep the high profile
for the sake of my sanity
speaking without hints of vanity
i never planned to be an advocate of any kind
so don't place the blind behind me
walking talking irony
the sick twist
who is quick to dismiss the dumb with the wave of a hand
like an aristocrat without the money
'cause i find it funny later on when The Word is intellectualizing
rhymes must be hot 'cause smoke keeps rising
the third time's a charm
we could seal the deal and intellectualize on the real
on the real
intellectualize on the real

we could be the catalyst
analyze our own existence
and choose where to put up resistance where we want to
but somehow stuff becomes you
instead of us becoming declarations of that
which we choose to be about
or what we represent
creatures of havit in our chosen element
do we even have to spell it out?
things are not what human beings should ever worry about
those very things are distractions to actions
that some would quite simply find astounding
events so resounding they couldn't be ignored
but the powers that be choose not to report it
when did my right to information get afforded
to another individual with spiteful interpretation
minority view
in their eyes the big picture's of no concern to you
i'd rather form my own opinion of the situation that i'm living in
shape my character thusly
put it to a beat so my weapon isn't rusty
put it in your hands
say thank you, and trust me
the after effects i wanna witness
shockwaves due to awareness are tremendous
one case where size does matter
bigger illusion, more glass shattered
i might become tattered, torn and frayed
but i'll always get mine and will never be afraid to take a next step
because i'll never walk alone
me, myself and my microphone are set to make it happen
so let's seal the deal and intellectualize on the real
on the real
intellectualize on the real


from The Weather Underground, released January 1, 2005
written/produced by Chief
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Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice
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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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