Stranger EP

by ArtOfficial

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ArtOfficial's debut EP, "Stranger"..released in May 2007.


released May 24, 2007



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Track Name: Big City Bright Lights

Chorus (repeat x 2)
Big city bright lights ya the type for a dreamer
Every dark avenue has a life full of secrets
Get lost in the sequence or found in the reason
From the top of the buildings to the edge of the beaches
Big city bright lights (repeat x 4)
From the top of the buildings to the edge of the beaches
Every dark avenue has a life full of secrets

Logics (verse 1)
I’m from the land of the sun home of a million and one
Cultures that drum to different rhythms but we share the same tongue
I call it home some call it escape
When I roam I always retrace when left alone she misses my face
Holds the memories I thought I erased
Cause they’re embedded in the clouds they come down when it rains
Half way between the city and the country between a shade and a sun beam
Part timers and drug kings
All trying to hustle trying to put some heavy muscle
Behind everything aspiration every hope every dreams
Can’t let the city crush you everyone will try to touch you
When you flip your situation and nonbelievers believe
Ya and non believers believe
Ya and non believers believe
Can’t let the city crush you everyone will try to touch you
When you flip your situation and nonbelievers believe


Newsense (verse 2)
And I’m in tune with it the city’s heart beats slow
I can feel it cause the streets got a concrete pulse
Watch my feet grow roots I stand so solidly
Buildings keep growing like time-lapsed photography
Scrape the sky scratch Heavens belly
Come to the city of God and catch seven deadly
Sins its like chaos with electric heat
And dead at night the city lights give me restless sleep
Pardon me its hard to be
Within arms reach of where you really think you ought to be
Trying to be at the top part of me wants to stop
Curiosity killed the cat ignorance ate him alive
So I’m going to keep wondering why till the day that I die
But I’m staying alive that’s my echo in these city walls
Ringing forever or at least until these buildings fall


Logics (verse 3)
Cuban princess Mr. Business
Mrs. gets rich quick on lottery tickets
Those out kicking those out copping
Those living under bridges smoking rocks and
Non stopping pop locking
Corporate kiss ass on the search for stock options
Ravers clubbers hip-hop lovers
Forced underground cause we ain’t trendy this summer
Runners readers leaders believers
Teachers yelling out freedom for seekers
City made of secrets walls made of silence
Sun comes down traffic starts piling

Track Name: Gone

Chorus (repeat x 2)
Sit back drift back yo you with that?
I’m with that hits that split your wig back
Mix match words down on this ink pad
Spit that hit the booth and I’m gone

Newsense (verse 1)
I wake early morning the death of my dreams
Take a breath and it seems
That life is more than just that which reflects in the stream
I crush the superficial with the crucial issues
Sometimes my daily routine feels like a Voodoo ritual
The truth will hit you hard enough to rip through your tissue
Leave a mark like a bullet wound from a pistol
Fist fights and foot races lets keep it simple
I live in a glass house a stones throw away from a sad town
Of residents who look for the slightest excuse to bad-mouth
Lash out blow things out of proportion
I look at the glass my image is reflected distorted
They tell me I’m a dreamer that I think slightly different
I tell them I haven’t slept since ‘97
Stay up all night legs folded arms crossed
At all costs I want to know Gods thoughts

Chorus (repeat x 2)

Logics (verse 2)
I’m a visionary by nature so when I close my eyes I wake up
I see the world on fire hell storm lighting the blaze up
Living the days of apathy so when we raise up
We’ll be too late to reverse the tables we ate from
We take from like somebody always gonna replace them
'Til we fighting these water wars to keep from dehydration
Leaders yelling occupation and catch phrases
As a sedation tactical separation
You a terrorist or patriot and what’s the difference?
Political affiliation? Or your religion?
Are you following your instincts or television?
Who you think is holding the interest to all those picture
That they show on the tube just to keep us amused
Got your wallet singing songs of that overtime blues
Kids worshipping celebrities we say they confused
Get rich or die trying and the body counts huge

Chorus (repeat x 2)

Logics (verse 3)
What’s going on? The more and more I try to understand it
Its like I lose myself in the language they take advantage
To keep the people in panic I guess
It just a form of deception to see how far we can stretch
All the rights we posses right down to they tracking your steps
And tracking your breath and tracking who you’re holding your debts with
Ask the wrong question and end up with a death wish
For every ones acceptance like a stolen election

Newsense (verse 3)
I’m rhythmically riveted you’re living with limited options
The beat raped the chorus I’m the illegitimate offspring
Spit syllable top spins with minimal consciousness
Flip scripts with swiftness and ridicule artists
Hypnotists swing pendulums spiting typical nonsense
My continuous wisdom is an indispensable offset
You’re lyrically impotent bringing your primitive arson
Ripping your mandible hit with cataclysmical offense
Track Name: Clockwork
Chorus (repeat x 3)
My time is running out the clock wont stop (repeat x 2)
My time is running out (repeat x 2)

Logics (verse 1)
Uh running on the edge of a razor where
Nature will take us it’s all in unchanging race
Say grace before rhythm escapes us
Got a feeling in my heart ain’t nothing now that could save us
Still I hold hope like the breath in my lungs
And let it out with a roll of the tongue
When it’s said and it’s done
Did you brave it or you stayed on the run?
Trying to outrun your shadow by ignoring the sun huh?
But it still there in the morning waiting for a rainy day
Well the storm is approaching
Four horse men got the world in a corner
Call corporate headquarters tell them all that it’s over
No more blood in the pipes depleted the lines of life
When times get tight ain't an order that can stop the fight
And we can stop the flight or let it go down burning in a burst of light ayo

Chorus (repeat x 2)

Newsense (verse 2)
Sit back and listen impact the system
Don’t let the system kidnap your children
It’s a blackout but I got my candles
See the city lights go dim in the background
I cant tell if the sky is falling or the ground is rising
But I’m tired of walking so I found a hiding
Spot in the distance lit me some incense
And it feels so good when the rhythm kicks back in
My passion dictates my actions
Last man standing still take my chances
Blast at random escape from handcuffs
Feels so good when the rhythm kicks back in
My passion dictates my actions
Last man standing still take my chances
Blast at random escape from handcuffs

Chorus (repeat x 2)
Track Name: Eyes Of A Stranger

Chorus (repeat x 2)
And I bet that I would make a lot of changes
If I could see myself through the eyes of a stranger
Time slows down moves slower than a glacier
With every imperfection that’s embedded in my nature

Logics (verse 1)
Well the more that things change well the more they stay they same
Got a thousand ways to talk and a million things to say
While I formulate the phrase let it travel in wave
Only one thought that keeps circling the brain
Are you listening while I work my words into positioning
Of all predicaments I’m still working on my conditioning
The stress rests on my shoulders makes me feel older
Accomplishing everything that you hope for
Walking the path between cash always hustling over
Moving fast makes your heart grow colder
Wintertime in the mind but I keep the summer shine in appearance
Grew wings from the spine got denied for the clearance
Stay down to earth sharing time with the spirits
I could pick a host and then mirror the image
But I’m into making a difference into making it different
Self appointed the mission 'til I’m lit for ignition

Chorus (repeat x 2)

Newsense (verse 2)
I find the essences I climb the fences
To backyards like track stars through exits
But Lord it’s been getting so hard
I’ll be waiting for the day when it breaks through the dark
And so far I’ve been getting so far
I’ll be waiting for the train when it breaks through the smog
Fire burns strong
Embers turn to fireflies to shooting stars
I close my eyes and watch it all transcending
Swallow Hell take a breath and spit Heaven
Past the atmosphere in deep concentration
Swallow stars by the mouth full spit constellations
Sit in the dark with mischievous thoughts
Then I put them on paper till I pick them apart
Put them back together feel a sting in my heart
Then I relax get better so I can finish the song

Chorus (repeat x 2)
Track Name: Remember The Days

Logics (verse 1)
Aw man how we complicated our living
Used to love the school skipping now I’m out of town on business
Skipping lunch on missions high school misfit
Running that lip shit will catch a battle in an instant
Now they clutch a piston shift your disposition
Fam in a funeral home listing your wishes
Life can get all in your ass when unassisted
Peace to the enlisted that held me down when I’m lifted
Helped me up when I’m sinking
Fuck those who faked the funk your battleships sunk and drifting
Thinking that freeze frame of life when those feeling where right
Used to sneak through the streets like a thief in the night
Fucking with them beats and them mics
Living life with a dream and dime
Now the time fades away stuck between the work and the play
Today I live twice in a day five light years away and say

Chorus (repeat x 2)
Remember the days
Ain't no work we spent it all on the play
Now it all fades away
Now it all fades away

Newsense (verse 2)
I’m never really threatened when MCs stand and deliver
Cause my worthiest opponent is the man in the mirror
Throw a punch line end up with the broken fist
The vocalist who’s only focus is to teach them how to coexist
I’ll bust your veteran cause it’s evident
Your hesitance gets crushed with a rush of adrenaline
Announce the victor and afterwards count the victims
Newsense the Demigod cast off from Mount Olympus
Conspiring a mutiny trying to knock off the rulers
Spitting more lighting than Zeus does and getting stoned with Medusa
After banishment and making my way out the Labyrinth
I caused a verbal avalanche just to watch the rappers scattering
You cant run even all of the masses gathering still don’t have the advantage
In getting past this establishment save the embarrassment
Don’t consider this arrogance
Just the unravelment of all the questions I hadn’t answered yet

Chorus (repeat x 2)

Logics (verse 3)
A yo just kick a beat I’m a rip it right here
ArtOfficial is official taking over this year
Work the crowd into a frenzy get them outta there chairs
Drowning in the mainstream? Here’s a breath of fresh air
That’s how we handle our business
We emerged out of the mist now we’re shifting positions
Put that shift into your disk when you listen to this shit
Put the vibe in the air like a spiritual mystic
Fuck a living statistic we broke the restrictions
Made it out the school system just to sharpen our instincts
Now we hold a mic up try to make a life of
Beats rhymes and rhythms all living within my cipher
Idolizing the writers ‘til I became one
Actualizing the flow to let you all know where I came from
Small world big dreams living on a pay stub
Running ‘round this world all at the pace of a bass drum

Chorus (repeat x 2)