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Ghetto Youth (partial lyrics)

3rd Verse - Force:

Y’all trying to get out, I’m trying to get in
and I can’t sleep a wink till this ink from my pen
leaks through streets the reason I keep all these beats
in my reach is finding some peace
now put it together how could we ever live in a better time
when every rhyme they ever design
is violence, sex and trying to shine
how would you define an entity
literally mentally meddling heavily
or would it be better to let it seem currency
currently crushes all our dreams
meaning when obvious problems are solved it revolves around cost
and I’m forced to resort as a means to an ends
any means to get ends, never taking a loss
I often get caught on a catch 22 on the choose your adventure tip
but it’s hard to get rich when the system designed to deny every bit
think I’m losing my grip I feel I’m slipping if I slip in these sheets
so that’s the reason we can’t stay out these streets.


from The Alchemystics 2006, released September 1, 2006


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The Alchemystics Northampton, Massachusetts

The Alchemystics blend reggae, politically infused hip-hop, gritty soul, hard-driving rock, and pulsing Jamaican, Cuban and Trinidadian rhythms into a distinctive, original sound. The result is modern-day roots music with global appeal – an alchemy of ancient musical traditions; intricate, intelligent wordplay; deep, driving rhythms; irresistible hooks; and old-school vocal harmonies. ... more

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