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dumb crush

from the fourth estate by Ultraklystron



dumb crush
by Karl Olson

seriously i've been crushing since I was child
i crushed before the internet and myspace profiles
crushed before the craigslist relationship crap
crushed before 4chan only dreamt about traps
but it was so unattainable, always at arms length
in retrospect i probably should've just said thanks
it was easier and purer just to crush like that
everything run through the manga lense cap

that I could just be Tenchi, getting those hits
without the payout, never acting like a git
instead i ruined friendships, again and again
ps: it turned out some of them were terrible friends
so when i see the barista with the naruto gloves
i understand that it should never lead to love
because love doesn't last, but a dream is forever
stop before sorrow drowns me, before ties sever

another dumb crush and another dumb head rush
i leave it to molder, that Sisyphus' boulder
another dumb crush and another dumb head rush
i brush off my shoulder, i try to act older

is this romance language? no, the fourth estate!
so here's my report on all the crushing weight
i'm left near crazy from things i dream
say it's a nightmare, but it's not that scream
that's echoing though my head, no it's more sweet
than the riffs that i'm playing over these beats
subconscious is indiscreet, and it troubles me so
cause deep down it's for ONE / who my heart does glow

and if that doesn't happen / i will be like Kei
stop my whole wide world / pause for endless days
so easy to stay fly / stuck deep in teitai
never have to shed a tear / never once have to cry
everything's cut and dry / cause everything's gone
here i'm just like a king / here i'm nobody's pawn
i'm Ultraklystron / no, I am not Karl
i'm straight immortal / like a ctarl ctarl

but the real test comes, when you face your fear
you see the trap there, and you learn how to veer
you work it out and find / a balance is created
then the flood subsides / and the storm's abated
you might get elated / but stuff still comes tuff
it might always be raw / a tumble in the rough
but that's why you got family / why you got homies
why you got anime / that's why you own thee

biggest manga collection / that anyone's ever seen
why you rap all the time / why you hustle for green
so you can build up / and then become so gar
so you can have pride / with or without hot cars
with or without cute girls / always hitting on you
with or without myspace, facebook or youtube
but hey, that don't mean / there won't be temptation
you just gotta learn how / to process and face them


from the fourth estate, released April 11, 2009
Written, performed, recorded, mixed and produced by Karl Olson. Copyright 2009 Karl Olson.




Ultraklystron Victoria, British Columbia

Making Drum n' Bass, Nerdcore, Anime Rap, Trap, Vaporwave, Beat Tapes & much more since 1997. Well, started some of those at different points, but whatever.

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