k-os Ballad Of Noah

I am conflicted

Traveling the path of the soul, so gifted

Still unable to break the mold, I lifted

The veil and still could not see

Insisted my existence began with me

Seems that I lost much, lost touch of reality

It cost much of the soul what a fallacy

This world is at times, I can’t escape

See myself with new eyes, now I’m trying to take

The first step on a path that I know is paved with much difficulty

So I think I must save myself from a world that is falling down

All around me

I hear the sounds of laughter calling after me, falling too fast

My close friends are asking me

Casting their glance at each other as they speak with outstretched hands

Like I might be a victim of circumstance

But I run

[Chorus: x2]

If you reach a dead end trail

Pray to god it’ll never fail

We’ve all walked in each other’s shoes

But everybody sings the blues

Under the sky cross the land with a horse

It felt like the sky and the land were divorced.

The way wasn’t easy, a rock in the past

Said “what’s the matter with you” and the rock just laughed

Carrying a load for the conscious untoiling

I went to the water and the water was boiling

The load was heavy and rocks filled my course

My horse drank the water and the water killed my horse

I tried to keep going, weak in the knee

A righteous wind blew and it was speaking to me

The way seemed harder since my horse been dead

I couldn’t understand everything the wind said

Looked up at the sky and seen something strange

Returned to my country and my country was up in flames

The trees were bleeding; they said they couldn’t hide me

Where will I run to without my horse beside me?

[Chorus x2]

Just like King Midas turned things to gold

I touched my soul and felt my warm blood turn cold

I was told we paint the picture we want to see

The dream, she’s the woman, I’m a machine

Jacqueline is my mother, but not Onassis

Wearing sunglasses taking me to pray on Sunday

Not one day, but three, we attended the church

Watched my father get up, grab the bible, and then work

The scripture, get the picture?

Preacher in my blood

And people in my hood, no threat of attack

Just a jean jacket and an Arcade quarter to numb the fact

From a peasy headed kid who was afraid to be black?

Imagine that type of ghetto, it still isn’t settled

I play sex pistols and listened to heavy metal

I ate lunch all by myself in a meadow

And healed every scar with wishing to be a star

Now it’s on, so tell me why I sing a sad song

Who’s the pawn, was I being fooled all along?

Not at all cause now I’m strong

Innocence deterred, was never gone, I feel it coming, the break of dawn

[Chorus x2]

k-os Sunday Morning

[Chorus:]

Everyday is Saturday night, but I can’t wait for Sunday morning, Sunday morning

[Verse 1:]

It’s the same thing, back in the cold

People know people come and go it bores me

Same thing

Seems like I’m trapped in the world where the servants they serve time

Time waits on no man

So when people fall like me

I

[Chorus x2]

[Verse 2:]

Walking down blocks

Pictures don’t stop

Pictures inside my dome

This is not me

I’m just afraid to be here all alone

Hurry up, wait

Quit it don’t stop

I’m drowning in the self

This is not me

Where is my revolution, but

If you want to own me

I am not concerned

If you follow me

I know that I can learn

You might be the greatest thing I’ve ever seen

All I know is music

All, All I’ve ever known

[Chorus x2]

(Let’s go!) [x4]

[Chorus x3]

k-os blackmagicjohnson

Yo

La da da da da

And we come again

La da da da da

Never fake the funk, nope

da da da da

Gotham city in the house

da da

Some people say I drink too much

But I don’t give a..

They all sitting ducks

The world we livin’ now, Fashion TV

going to the mall way too easy

Paid by numbers

no sense of magic no sense of wonder

But I’m just a man

Who spent 100,000 grand

on a bottle on wine

I’m just a man

Who knows the plan, everytime

But I’m just a man

Who spent 100,000 grand

on a bottle on wine

I’m just a man

Who knows the other plan, to get rid of time

Mind of matter

You subtract north and you’ll get life

da da da

Ok one more time?

k-os B-Boy Stance

[K-Os]

Yeah, it’s so hard to remain authentic

Everything is round me in changin

Even the earth is movin in two different places

In the United States, but one thing remains the same

Till the end of time I think I’ll remain…

[Chorus]

I’m a b-boy standin in my b-boy stance

[Verse 1]

From the top of the highest summit, again we run it

A hundred and forty-four shimmering lights stunnin

Too quick for the human eye to catch a glimpse

You know pimps cannot convince with bigger attempts of emceein

Blowing word to the wind

While we conscend to limit the sins and pretend

We’re still human, when in fact we’re only half

The other path extends infinity do the math

I try to laugh, but they pull me down like crabs in a bucket

With hands in my pocket, I don’t really laugh

Heaven only knows, the [?] keeps invading the flows that turns black pros

To white foes…You’re just supposin’

have you heard my words moving at light speed and getting blurred?

It’s all so incredible, decibles at glance standing in a b-boy stance

[Chorus]

I’m a b-boy standin in my b-boy stance

This one leads the way..

Now cut it up, cut it up back to back

on the wheels of steel, cut it up back to back

Elevate, Meditate, eliminate-thoughts from my past keep knocking upon my gate

Shouldn’t let ’em in, the answers not to debate

But to observe the debating and then we can understate

[Verse 2]

Yo party people listen up at the drop of dime

They took cameras to africa for pictures to rhyme

Over old…yes, the great pretenders

Religious entertainers who want to be life savers

Damn…another dollar for the mind, another cold [?] hoping

They canlt find, they can’t copy or get pictures with no lines

I guess it’s just a case of the blind leading the blind

But, I’m flippin’ and steppin’ and rockin” the roll, take the control

Payin’ my tolls, who’s in control?

I’m playin’ a role so people will remember that

I’m just a servant of rap, hopin’ to bring it back

[Chorus]

I’m a b-boy standin in my b-boy stance

k-os BlackWater

[Ron Burgundy]

“What in the hell’s diversity?

Diversity means that the signs are changing

and with that in mind

Ron, are you paying attention?

Yeah

Well this concerns all of us”

[Sebastien Grainger]

I’ve been sleeping with fishes

she’s been doing the dishes

surfs up on the oil spill

there’s a black pad now on the water

I’ve been inside of dreams on the seaside

your friend is the enemy

nothing is heavy

[Chorus]

C’mon c’mon let’s slip out tonight

to the blackwater

(to the blackwater)

[x2]

[K-OS]

Phenomenon, trying to keep my dreams on

you can do your dance on

now that you got your drink on

ain’t no thing

in my game

baby hold on

told you once before

more than love song

[Sebastien Grainger & K-OS]

I can you be your Houdini

and bring you magic

I think whats happening

here is tragic

just let me through the door

let beat your habits

[K-OS]

Singing songs until we are dead and gone

[Chorus]

C’mon c’mon let’s slip out tonight

to the blackwater

(to the blackwater)

[x4]

[K-OS]

Oil that is.. black gold

uh uh

I’m price is the water

the fish diggy black black

they slaughter inside the order

and care take that back back

black purge in the sky flying black facts

I feel like a fireman

I wanna swing axe axe

they let go Wall Street

Gordon Gecko

from the get-go

they escrow echoes

shooting electrodes

magnetics and weed

angels like techno

[Sebastien Grainger]

I’ve been inside of dreams on the seaside

your friend is the enemy

nothing is heavy

[Chorus]

C’mon c’mon let’s slip out tonight

to the blackwater

(to the blackwater)

[x4]

k-os I Wish I Could Believe

[Ron Burgundy]

“Oh, well when in rome..

Yes

Please go on..

Do, as the romans do…

It’s an old expression.

Oh, I’ve never heard of it…

Oh..”

I wish I could believe…

[K-OS]

Yeah

Yeah

Yeah

Oh…

21 gun salute

Fact it’s not an opinion, it’s the truth

I was born in the east side of town

With a crown

With my mother holding me down

And a Billy Bragg CD

Summer days at the pier

Whisper in my ear

Tretorns, she rocked the tear

I wish i could take you there

I really can

I’m first born insect son

Like adam ant

Who feeds the champ

Who sheds the light like a lamp

Shade shine blockers

Try to discombobulate my life, but ok but ah…

I got it made like special ED

Got the special education

So check out this special dedication

Yup

Another trick up my sleeve

I wish y’all could do things I could believe

I wish I could believe…

I wish I could believe…

I wish I could believe…

Oh [x3]

World sick

Always first pick on the street ball court

Never been to court

Never had a gun

But I bet my sure short 58 mic goes blowwww

How ya like me now?

I guess that would depends how

Much I love myself from the crowds

Wow

White stripes

Only show up on a black background

So people check it out

Yippie ya-yo

First with the hippy fly flow

Then I was jiggy-GI Joe

But then I was awake on sleeping beauty

Then I got myself singing saying hi-ho

I didn’t mean it like that

I’m really really sorry you had to see it like that

But ah…

If you think about a thought

You’d forsee

That there is something up there beyond belief

I wish I could believe…

I wish I could believe…

I wish I could believe…

[scratching]

“believable…”

k-os Superstar, Pt. 1

[Verse 1]

Ending is coming and fast is soon

I don’t need your pain and adversity

Rising like the sun in the highest noon

I don’t want to lose the ability

Look at how they coming and they hang me high (hang me high)

Leave me out here, hang me out to dry (out to dry)

Standing on the side like some parasites, waiting on their turn to eat

And in this game of destiny, every man is asking “why?”

Or how they want to govern me

I couldn’t let them if they tried

And in my deepest, darkest side

He was there to ease the pain

So i give up all my pie, just to glorify his name

[Chorus: x2]

Tell me “how did you get so low?” (so low)

When you know you’re a superstar

If there’s pain, then just let it go (let it go)

Don’t forget that you know who you are…

[Verse 2]

And it doesn’t last

When you turn the sand, into glass

They can steal the sun, out of the sky

Reach for a star, never too high

Don’t shoot me down, not that you would

Don’t pass me by, I’m not your fool

[Chorus: x3]

k-os Mirror In The Sky

[Chorus x2:]

Dressed up and nowhere to go, I

Am looking the mirror in the sky

Make me row my boat

Out to the sea but they knocking on my door again

[Verse 1:]

If I told you you wouldn’t believe it

Tonight there’s a roaring storm

Took some time for my eyes to reveal it

Now it seems that it won’t go on

When I wake and I go to my closet

Find something fresh to wear

Hoping I open up the door now

Seems that the cupboard is bare

It’s the same old soul, the same old song

The same old role

It’s the same old soul, the same old song

The same old wrong

Now I’m taking time down the roadblocks

I can’t stop no, no, the same old song

[Chorus x2:]

Dressed up and nowhere to go, I

Am looking for the mirror in the sky

Make me row my boat

Out to the sea but they knocking on my door again

[Verse 2:]

Yo, I’m not a gangster, I’m not a beggar

I’m not a, I’m not a pimp, I’m not a prankster

I’m not an actor, not a fighter

I’m a just a man that makes the crowd push up your lighter

Been chopping down blocks

Things never stop (same old soul)

Tica tica tock and say (same old song)

Oh, the day we gon’ lie (same old soul)

Listen to the radio, just fly (same old song)

[Bridge x2:]

Freeze the frame

What’s her name?

Play the game

But got no fame

[Chorus x2:]

I’m all dressed up this evening

With no real place to go

With all these human beings

Putting on a show

k-os Freeze

Yo, yo what the fuck, yo, yo

[Chorus: K-OS]

It goes stop, don’t make a move, just freeze

Instead of tellin’ a lie, get down on your knees

Please, give up the mic to MC’s

Masters of the ceremony, is what we be

It goes stop, don’t make a move, just freeze

Instead of tellin’ a lie, get down on your knees

Please, give up the mic to MC’s

Masters of the ceremony, is what we be.

[K-OS]

I was walkin’ down the street about three o’clock

When I saw another MC at the end of the block

Talkin’ to kids tellin’ em, how they had to get the dough

So I rolled right up in the Cypher and said “Yo!”

Here is an example of a whack MC

Caught in the world and he just can’t see

He said, “What? Aiyyo, you disrespectin’ me?

Now I got to battle you and show them who the best be.”

He started spittin’, he said, “Somethin’ somethin’ hot.”

Then he tried to talk about the money that he got

I said, “Shhh c’mon yo, that’s all passé.

I got to break it down another way like this now.

Follow me here in this moment and time

Follow the rhyme created instigated to see the crime

You commit, when you sit in the past. Don’t you know?

You construct a future based on everything that you know.

But to get to the unknown, we surely must erase

All the preconceived notions they keep throwin’ up in our face

On the daily. I run over tracks like Donavan Bailey

And break every record, in less than ten seconds.”

They said, “Oooooh! That’s a real metaphysical.

We pull down the light cause the force is centrifugal”

He tried to act up I had to give in

Because the truth is an offense and not a sin, word life.

[Chorus: K-OS]

[K-OS]

MC’s ain’t comin’ equipped, with the rhyme

Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time

The time is essential when you play with the lives of the youth

They want the truth, but you want loot

So ya change a little bit switch up your steeds

Now you got a bigger bag and countin’ extra ki’s

Please, everything you do we do with these

Real MC’s are universal entities, that

Scope the universe lookin’ for the fraudulence

Then we take a disguise like Clark Kent

My manner would have quick to check a scanner

For a weak MC sinkin’ a city like Atlantis

You can’t stand this, missile placed and you vanish

I meditate delevitate the twelve planets

You cannot withstand the heavy verbal attack

I’m the lyrical master blaster yeah I can do that

I can also be your style, because I analyzed it

You used to rock, but now you paralyzed it

Doesn’t really matter like platinum blondes

Think what is an MC if he can’t drop bombs

Don’t really matter if it’s over your head

Cause the job of resurrectin’ is to wake up the dead

So pay attention it’s the hard to behold

That everything that good it ain’t gold, for real.

[Chorus 1/2 x2: K-OS]

k-os Holy Cow

[Ron Burgundy]

Great odin’s raven!

Oh, by the hammer of Thor

By Saint Damian’s beard!

Sweet grandmother’s spatula!

Riff-raff!”

[K-OS]

So it came down

Making the same sound

In the early morning time

And I know why

And it came down

Making the same sound

In the early morning time

So play it loud, girl

[Chorus]

Easy, I have it easy

Well, holy cow

I was lifted from the wreckage

Easy, I have it easy

Well, holy cow

I was lifted from the wreckage

Easy, I have it easy

Holy cow

Holy cow

Uh

To the beat y’all

To the…

Yo

Back from the high school block

Back when {Cory Penny?} was hot

Now I’m not saying she’s not

I’m just saying I don’t care

Whether they love, or love me not

New Plot

If life’s a game I reckon

The price of fame

Provided by the evil we do

Equals the shame

Of a rock star daughter with a lazy eye

So if you can’t tread water

Don’t take a dive

But i survived

Kept it live

from 95

Crowd surfing, looking for workin’

Christopher Walken down the street

Bobbin’ to the beat

Still standing on my two feet

Yo, I can’t believe it

Holy cow

[Chorus]

Easy, I have it easy

Well, holy cow

I was lifted from the wreckage

Easy, I have it easy

Well, holy cow

I was lifted from the wreckage

Easy, I have it easy

Holy cow

Holy cow

Hey ho, hey ho, hey ho

I used to make my ball cap match my running shoes

I used to crack a smile when I really had the blues

I used to think everyone in town heard the news

When I was neurotic,

Just was watching my p’s and q’s

But now I’m grown up and

I’m still a little kid

I sleep with my mic and

I wake up in my crib

To that girl that tried to play me

I’m out and take a riff?

I’ll kick it to your friend

Before you make me flip my lid, holy cow

So it came down

Making the same sound

In the early morning time

And I know why

And it came down

Making the same sound

In the early morning time

So play it loud, girl

[Chorus]

Easy, I have it easy

Well, holy cow

I was lifted from the wreckage

Easy, I have it easy

Well, holy cow

I was lifted from the wreckage

Easy, I have it easy

Holy cow

Holy cow