Wellstone EP

by Soul Khan

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This is a raw and uncut expression of what inspires me, agitates me, and concerns me in contemporary affairs.

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released 12 March 2012

Produced by DeeJay Element

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Track Name: Khangregation
[Intro]
ladies and gentle-ladies
it is time for the congregation to rise with one voice and say..

[Verse 1]
now bear witness to the metamorphosis
that be getting your missus as wet as a swordfish is
nah, forget about it, I already lost interest
the truth is the truth and a metaphor isn't
you're ready to four-fifth it but you already forfeited
what would Cosby be like if he never lost Ennis?
you don't really want it if we set it off in this
so, just shut the fuck up and just let the god finish
i'm climbing up the pedestal, no matter what they said to you
and now you're wondering why they put a tiger in the petting zoo
so tell all the promoters that are dyin' for some revenue
your homie got it covered like Tobias like a never-nude
but I ain't David Cross, I'm the kind of giant that crossed David and rock harder than what David tossed
at him, I split that like Kit-Kats, and swim through pirhannas and shake 'em off

[Hook]
when time keeps slippin', and your mind's no different, stand up lil homie, you're part of the Khangregation
whether Shalom aleikhem or A'Salaam Alaikum
stand up lil homie, you're part of a Khangregation

[Verse 2]
so motherfuck who a problem,
i'mma sun, moon and star 'em
for the junk you've been talking, I'mm crush you to carbon
decorated with the ladies 'cause I come chew the carpet
a gentleman excelling in the "fuck you" department
what the fuck you done started from that one room apartment?
now this shit is too heavy for just one spool of Charmin
words are a weapon, so I cut through the jargon
if you reap what you sow, then I uproot the garden
in other no novelty, I only rap well,
and sing a little too, but I ain't no Maxwell
a native of the land of the Manuels
overworked and underpaid like I made what the Gap sells
so stop talking down to those trying to break even
or get thrown from the ring like Bobby the Brain Heenan
money comes and goes but poverty ain't leavin'
so if this is my job, there's gotta be great reason

[Hook]

[Outro]
and thus concludes Chapter 1. Soul Khan, DJ Element
welcome back to where you have always belonged
Track Name: Not Like That f Akie Bermiss
1:

oh, you ain't loving them hoes
it's obvious, though
'cause if you did, you wouldn't be calling them hoes
i've had it up to my sack
with those who hijack
the image of a modern man who always got his wife's back

i was made by my mother and raised by my mother
so, if i love a woman then i say that i love her
i mean, the audacity to say that we're tougher
when a child comes out of them and they still recover

when a man's afraid, i don't say he's a pussy
it's 2011 and you ain't eating pussy?
c'mon it's fun as fuck, just to see her coming, plus
let her finish first, i don't mind being the runner-up

after it's over, i'm grabbing her closer
you're baffled, perhaps understand when you're older
i act right, meaning never act like i own her
'cause that's what i'm supposed to do

hook:

oh god, it's such an honor just to be with you
i even picked a real fucking raw beat for you
if i made a club banger, it would make me stacks
but i know you got a brain to match, not brain like that

2:

i felt heartbreak that would make you cut up your wrists
and learned the hard way, just 'bout any love is a risk
see, it'll go hand-in-hand like a knuckle and fist
but ain't a problem in the world that a punch gonna fix

shit, women cheat and make us jealous a bit
but that's like hearing the pot calling the kettle a dick
it's childish, like some of y'all ain't never been kissed
without it being just another step to legs getting split

i was told i'm the center of her universe
a level that a few reserve, but never sweated losing her
you would think i'm lucifer, nah i wasn't grown enough
wasn't even soul enough, back then i was noah with a shoulder shrug

that flooded tear ducts in a worn-out eye
i'd be like "cheer up, shorty, 'cause it's warm outside"
couldn't fathom the agony 'til i brought out mine
now what i've got's better than whatever more i'll find

hook 2x
Track Name: Wellstone f Akie Bermiss
[Intro]
Sha la la la la la
Live for today

[Verse 1: Soul Khan]
I wake up, put the brush to my busted teeth
Day one of these lucky luxuries
Now I wake up whenever it comforts me
Sit down on the train on a dusty seat
Head into the city where they hustle, cheat
Just to eat a more supple meat
Why pay for the cow when the tongue's for free
I'mma save the world so my first son can see
Might find the door but never touch the key
They get tricked by slick Mike Huckabee
All my old ways now seeming dumb to me
But you'd have probably done the same when you was young as me
I'm taking every shot til the buzzer beeps
And touching every base til I scuff my cleats
Been nice since I was in dungarees
So when it's all said and done, I'mma fuck and feast

[Hook: Akie Bermiss]
And we walk
And we fall
And we all
Must live for today

[Verse 2: Soul Khan]
And I used to play with them little army men
Until I really learned what an army meant
Got fans that are uniform guardians
And they all got family that longs for them
I don't wanna hear another word from Barack
Til he turns up the clock and brings them home
They're needed more here
Where the people don't fear the next moment something explodes
And we're still torturing; damn, it feels fraudulent
To lie that we more righteous than the people that we war against
The audience is partying with all the best intoxicants
As their fellow humans smell the fumes of dead and rotten flesh

[Hook]

[Verse 3: Soul Khan]
So I go to sleep, then open each
My eyes to find that no one seems
To care about the slowly creeping
Ocean sea that's growing deeper
Oh, you just be hating Soul
Cause they're too cold like that H2O
Where the glaciers float
Wait, wait, where'd the glaciers go?
Never mind -- your brain's too slow
Sorry if I'm not believing
What you taught to stop the heathens
And really, if there's karma
Why did they leave Gandhi bleeding?
I ain't trapped within the lines of any kind of palm you reading
This is my life, and I'mma live it like I've always dreamed it

[Hook]

[Outro: Senator Paul Wellstone]
My vision of a just society is that every person
Every small child should have the same chance to reach their full potential
To me, that's the American dream, that's the goodness of our country
But we have still a fairly long ways to go
For our country to really live up to that promise
If we're gonna have the kind of change in our country
That'll make the United States of America a better America
I guarantee you, it's gonna be the results of much more grassroots politics
Much more grassroots leadership development
Much more of a voice from people from the neighborhoods and the community