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SEVENofNINE, or Hand Grenades

from Slight Return by Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice

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no great pretender
can manufacture the genuine
intervention the populous finds
of a divine nature
patterns that shine Bryter Layter
North Star guidance
to alleviate the need for hiding
but probably it'll be alright
if i keep it locked up tight
throughout the night
until morning comes
with all of its glory in tow
baggage that can manage
to help the folks grow
that refuse to let go of
that self-imposed anchor mentality
gradually missing life actually
stranded in a fantasy land
that they planned out
stand out of reach whenever
you put a hand out
i am not Mr. Fantastic
so it isn't that drastic
that i can't save you
basically i'll play through
because my chemistry states
if i stand still
it puts us at jeopardy

when they hung me out to dry
i proved that i'll fly away towards glory
and rewrite my story
in multiple perspectives at the same time
first and third person conversation
held in a divine tongue
sung to the listening wind
because it listened before
so I know that it'll listen again
and it never has an agenda
or never runs game like Ender
or says return to sender
nothing but a healthy convection
plugged in without an objection
and feeling like an astral projection
manifested in the flesh
protection of a suggestion
phantoms with futuristic data
for a complex matter
that we declassified with pride
those who are truly alive
have nothing to hide
so watch destiny and i collide

yes it is true that i am ballistic
one false move means
it's into the mystic
when in the blast radius
not suicide 'cause it's not painless
even if you're classified as brainless
hopeless as a penny with a hole in it
and holing it to emulate
a puppet on a string
schizophrenic personality
makes a one man wing man fantasy
more than a reality
maybe something like a lucid dream come true
more parallax blues
for the parallax view
i could never sacrifice
dignity for destiny
some suckers try to test me
like standardized
forcing me to focus with these wandering eyes
recognizing all the foreign elements and lies
with strange mercy and familiarity
detonate as i embrace the solidarity


from Slight Return, released May 27, 2014
written and produced by Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice


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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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