City (Feat. Mega Ran)

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A song about living in new cities, representing old cities/hometowns, and trying to find one's place in the world. Also, Random aka Megaran drops an epic 28-bar verse.

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ch. [Ultraklystron]
it feels like my city / it looks like my city / it's real like my city / it cooks like my city
it smells like my city / it tastes like my city / it's hell like my city / it hates like my city

v1. [Ultraklystron]
is this the revolution, oh dare i dare i say this?
the metropolis is rising, janelle monae-ish
this place isn't mine, but some say i can claim it
tell me it's step one to getting real famous
some say a claim would be utterly heinous
some say my destiny's to name that nameless
is it done through writtens while a second class citizen
grasp but these mittens are too ill-fittin then
i let it all fall, hits the earth, third impact
feels like an impasse is forever where i been at
or i guess i dream that, but these dreams are all nightmares
sentence writing fright here, actually a trite scare
i still feel it coming, fingertips are tingling
connections all forming, singularity mingling
hidden in the stack, or waiting in the queue
my priority's rising, so execution's due

v2. [Ultraklystron]
happiness ain't cool, and man, i'll be cool forever
smiles are for fools, and i ain't been fooled ever
brain's XML, the facts are in my header
not outta ATL, i'm from a place better
last of my kind, killed the rest like a time lord
who ran out of time, and misread the signs for
signifying where his homeworld really is now
revert to the past, so i guess i'm just a kid, pow
world of endless blue, death through the horizon
endless possiblities too, if i can find them
flip and recombine them, sell off all the tie ins
chop down these mountains, just so i can mine them
strip mine the pavement for every experience
discard the rest once i'm done, no adherence
no real love past the time i'm supposed to spend here
city's only mine while i play and pretend here

v3. [Random]
They know me for the gamer raps,
But I'm tryna bring the flavor back,
I speak on everything you wanna know...
*But were too stubborn or afraid to ask
I think i wanna take 3 years off
But I'm worried that my fans won't wait for that
So they'll move to the next joe, say he got the best flow
and I be like I guess I'll be late for that
Phoenix and Philly's kinda similar to me
Both got bigger towns that they're wishing they could be--
Standing in the shadow of a giant is difficult
Given impossible standards to try to live up to,
You ask me a question sincerely you gone get the truth,
That's been the case since the first evening I hit the booth
And all I wanted to do is make the block proud,
I go back and things have changed a lot now
Homies I rode bikes with are locked down,
hard to tell em keep standing up when youre knocked down,
I found a little solace in the beats and rhymes,
But piece of mind that ain't an easy find
Phil told me keep the mic smothered,
Lou showed me i could be dope without being Like others
my city needs someone they can believe in, to fly, and they thinkin that I,
could be the (w)right brother
My youngins wanna rule the block,
But you gotta have a plan when the music.. stops..
Pardon me I think I started zoning
Thinking bout my city gets me caught up in the moment

credits

from Animatic [Deluxe], released April 9, 2012
Lyrics and vocals by Karl Olson [Ultraklystron] and Raheem Jarbo [Mega Ran AKA Random]. Backing composition, mix, production by Karl Olson.

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Ultraklystron Victoria, British Columbia

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