Pursuance EP

by Soul Khan

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about

things worth fighting for, or at least believed to be at the time

credits

released 06 December 2011

raps and hooks written by soul khan
produced and mixed by audible doctor
recorded by j57 and soul khan

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Track Name: Hold On
1:

did i did i stutter when i declared war?
if my skin doesn't fit in could i just wear yours?
messiah flier than an entire air force
whether wings or ones, whatever you care for

your flow patterns are cro-magnon, you slow bastard
i close casketed those that tried to close caption
the gold standard of growth your homie soul mastered
you up the creek with no paddle and trying to row backwards

i've been wishing i could tylenol the pain
a lot of you ain't followed through after obama fought for change
yeah, i got soul, that's why i got it in my name
i can stand on hot coals, y'all just wacka flocka flame

see i ain't really built for your sensitive ears
i've really ended careers, so if the message ain't clear
i am here for good so get used to me
or the next record you hear'll be your eulogy

hook:

now i don't suppose you
think I ain't know you
been watching my every step (hold on)

but you won't decide
when I have arrived
I could still kill you in one breath (hold on)

2:

ain't no party like a soul khan party
wait, soul khan parties, eh, no not hardly
got nothing to say to them blowjob barbies
and cats that puff lah and think they know bob marley

they blunt smokin, I'm blunt spoken i'm done joking
you scooby doo ass muhfuckas is ruh-ro-ing
as i become shogun i'm cut-throat as it gets
until PYT approach for love potion

like what's that commotion? that's her come motion
she convulsing just off the way my tongue rollin
fun's over, i was sickly and anemic
but now when i am preachin, the gideons'll read it

she's willing to receive it, the ceiling where her feet hit
i'm chilling with a mean chick like dylan at the peach pit
i've been raw since prince paul was stetsasonic
so piss off, or get pissed on like reaganomics

hook:

so keep all your cosigns
and keys to the goldmine
the people are on my side (hold on)

and i will move heaven
and earth to protect them
so you ain't gon leave this alive (hold on)
Track Name: Someone's Pocket
hook:

with a price like that, honey, i can't buy
but i won't be mad just cause that ain't mine
if it it's only cool for now then why'd i cop it
i don't wanna spend my life in someone's pocket

1:

i ain't got a lot but what i got means a lot to me
something that i learned back when it was just my mom and me
i take the crumbs and give the cake to my colony
tap water, three meals a day in my pottery

son, i never play the fool because my plate is full
stopped eating fish but still listen to paid in full
if that ain't relatable, this is how i play it cool
the money you ain't made should never be what they make of you

some say when you living kinda lean
the end'll justify trying to live beyond your means
but if you try to lean on them
they're like, we not friends, so back up, son this shit is not a dream

what kind of dude'll brag about his cash in a recession
i'm seeing all my neighbors steal my cans for the redemption
that's five cents a piece, i'm just relieved
end of the day, that i'm blessed to eat

hook:

with a price like that, honey, i can't buy
but i won't be mad just cause that ain't mine
if it it's only cool for now then why'd i cop it?
i don't wanna spend my life in someone's pocket

2:

daddy was a rich boy then became a broke man
yes y'all it was debt calls 'til the phone jammed
mama was the breadwinner on it like an antenna
when i started slacking she was dragging me with both hands

slap me if i'm ever dropping hundreds on a style
'cause my grandmother ain't even have plumbing as a child
but i'm up to ankle for stuff that i'm thankful
if i never make it rain 'til the puddle is a pile

got clothes in my dresser and a phone that connects
to all the folks that i treasure whether home or wherever
got a girl that i feel like i've known for forever
12 hour bus rides since the moment i met her

but she it makes it worthwhile
and my favorite songs make a long time quicker than the pivot of turnstile
i ain't got time to sit and ponder my net worth,
as long as my legs work, i'm moving

hook:

with a price like that, honey, i can't buy
but i won't be mad just cause that ain't mine
if it it's only cool for now then why'd i cop it?
i dont wanna spend my life in someone's pocket
Track Name: I Should Die Today
hook:
i should die today
you walking away
with everything i need in me girl
i’m saying, everything here
was once such sweet sweet love
x2

1:
it was a summer unlike any other, loving was hot and heavy
plus she had crazy legs, so we was rocking steady
i felt like akinyele mixed with arthur fonzarelli
should have known better, soul,
homie, you ain’t gotta tell me

daydreaming in this meadow of steel
i was a couple of levels above head over heels
she had a
physique that could weaken a celibate monk
but her
sweetheart demeanor was a delicate front

no nevermind that
we were both especially young
so anything that i expected was ahead of the gun
but one night, she wasn’t checking her phone
i should have left it alone, but i knew she had that nose that tended to run

i was stressing and panicking, had abandonment issues
i was texting and calling, hollering like damn it, i miss you
she said she’s deading it, i said you know the past that i’ve been through
but she ain’t even wanna talk about it, so all i thought about it was

hook:
i should die today
you walking away
with everything i need in me girl
i’m saying, everything here
was once such sweet sweet love
x2

2:

now here’s the part of it i never really brought up before
cause i ain’t wanna trouble my sister and mom anymore
but since the beat is still rolling and i gotta record
let’s address the messes i made soon as i walked out the door

for starters, i was drunk daily
stuck in a rut a paleontologist couldn’t dig me out of to unveil me
soul was the titanic, no boat or a life jacket
another week of this and my blood would become bailey’s

like what the hell’s occurring?
waking up in union square smelling like somebody else’s urine
clothes moldy like i never knew they sell detergent
overdramatic acting like i was in hell and burning

or sometimes sitting on the train platform, letting my legs dangle
thinking maybe i should jump down, getting my flesh mangled
luckily hesitated and stopped my decline
and reconnected with some friends who told me i would be fine, i told ‘em

hook:
i should die today
you walking away
with everything i need in me girl
i’m saying, everything here
was once such sweet sweet love
x2
Track Name: Mr. Governor f Akie Bermiss
they’re killing me tonight
they are killing me tonight
they are murdering, murdering
murdering me tonight

1:

we went from voltage to dosage like that's humane
as the hourglass passes its last few grains
we still add new names to death row that echo
from holman to folsom, how can you claim

that we're staying on the high ground
when we take another life out
without so much as raising up an eyebrow
well maybe some of us
but meanwhile the rest of y’all chill as we restrain a mother's child down

strapped but disarmed, they’re jabbing his arms with catheters
his family’s hearts are cracking apart as activists
protest with candles and signs hoping this man will survive
unless the capital calls for the miraculous

this ain’t the kind of thing you need to stop and ask oprah
it’s power that we can’t allow atop a man’s shoulder
it’s about time i cried out and brought my hands closer
remembering the final words of shaka sankofa

hook:

they’re killing me tonight
they are killing me tonight
they are murdering, murdering
murdering me tonight
mr. governor, we’ve discovered a
body of evidence don’t cover us
in that black mask and make us
make us turn out the light

2:

now even if they’re guilty beyond reasonable doubt
it ain’t like killing em’ll ever even this shit out
if you’d fallen where they’ve fallen, you might see another route
instead of something more than murder when that needle’s coming out

we’ve seen too many moments that are worth second looks
the first breath he took, the first step he took
a grave is a grave and a death is a death
but y’all forget about it as soon they’re first getting booked

see, i’m just stating the past ethics and same words
from the family of matt shephard and james byrd
i can’t imagine that sad sentence that they heard
they showed a kinda mercy to killers they ain’t
earned

wrongly accused or proven and shut cases
you wanna execute ‘em, remove me from your playlist
their your neighbors, lord save us
nah, fuck it you ain’t even try to save troy davis

hook:
they’re killing me tonight
they are killing me tonight
they are murdering, murdering
murdering me tonight
mr. governor, we’ve discovered a
body of evidence don’t cover us
in that black mask and make us
make us turn out the light
Track Name: Ra's al Ghul
1:

mentally i'm an assembly line,
you’ll never see me fall like donny in ‘79
because i’m sharper than the bars of ebony try
not to patronize me unless you mean the medici kind

if you ain’t get the point of that, son, that was the point of that
i wanna challenge y’all, i thought that was the point of rap
you get anointed at the point they put your soil back
who really got the power? the pound or the one it’s pointed at?

but chill, too many moms had their youths
come brought back reduced to their dogtag and boots
and even men who walk with a god’s attributes
can get dragged down to earth with a contract dispute

there are plenty of followers these days, we’re lacking leaders
the realest shit you gonna hear don’t ever pack arenas
i got a craft to teach ya like i’m played by pat morita
here to break the crooked fingers of the evil hands that feed us

hook:
we might have been in the same classroom
but i could barely stay awake past noon
they used to tell me i should change my tune
i'mma keep coming back like i'm ra's al ghul

strike me down and i'mma still come back
strike me down, strike me down
strike me down and i'mma still come back
strike me down, strike me down

2:

now, the words from my jaw are like a circular saw
they cut deeper than my features to my personal flaws
this is for the fellas with their babymamas learning lamaze
looking for justice like augustus in his journal in oz

i stand out on my street in my jeans and a old beater
and wonder if we gon’ get our own hiroshima
even when i’m lit as the tip of a cohiba
i don’t get to sniffing or kick it with lolitas

i’m too grownmannish
raised out in cali but they’re asking how he don’t know spanish
i’m chopin when i leave the stage, they’re gonna throw a rose at it
and my crew’s someall stars like a sky with no planets

if you remember what i said about the dirt around you
then you should be so honored if i say a word about you
they tell me, soul, lighten up and get the nerd up out you
i tell ‘em you maybe you should fucking face the world around you

hook:
we might have been in the same classroom
but i could barely stay awake past noon
they used to tell me i should change my tune
i'mma keep coming back like i'm ra's al ghul

strike me down and i'mma still come back
strike me down, strike me down
strike me down and i'mma still come back
strike me down, strike me down