The Storyteller

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lyrics

I woke up, couldn't even recognize the Earth.
Must have been taken back in time to the planet's birth.
I saw The Message in the air, my hands moved.
Always wanted to change the world, now I had the chance to.
Found myself with Abel and Long Live the Kane.
Taught the brothers tolerance, life is not just a game.
Gotta respect each other to be respected.
Kane, you give out that Critical Beatdown, you'll regret it.
I made my exit, next spot, the Aztecs and Mayans.
Saw children crying with the human sacrificing.
Reminded them, you live Criminal Minded with a life of sin
You'll be blinded from the light that shines within.
After supplying them with my advice, I moved on.
Provided warmth through the Ice Age to the strong.
Bounced to the Road to the Riches, I was on my way.
Straight Outta Compton to where Rome's horns would play.
Stopped the bleeding in the Coliseum
Life's hard enough, don't need human beings Raising Hell and demons.
Selling peeps into slavery, I gave to these
People instructions on everything from A to Z.
Moses Ten Commandments, follow that, it's true.
Do unto others as you would have them do to you.
Maneuver through the obstacles that slow our paths
Cause It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold us Back.
Don't sell your soul for cash, it aint worth it
When it just leaves you Paid in Full as another's servant.
Earth is a place where we can have freedom.
Chill out and listen to the Radio waves this evening.

Hook
This world's crazy, so much pain and suffering.
I wish that I could change it all, switch everything.
Go back in time so I could right all the wrongs.
Create a brighter future, a new life for us all.


I made my way through the rest of time.
Reducing Stress in minds. Saving those who were Ready to Die.
Stopped genocide, no Holocaust, Khmer Rouge.
No Death Certificate for the starving, I shared food.
All this intolerance, the Crusades? abolished it
And gave a real Moment of Truth to the populace.
Strolled the seven continents with the explorers
And showed them Things Fall Apart when you create borders.
Reversed the orders for Hiroshima's deployment.
Breaking Atoms should help mankind, not destroy it.
Took out my Liquid Swords and imparted knowledge.
Preparing students not for war but the start of college.
No need to spark The Chronic or even grab a brew.
The Sun Rises in the East on every avenue.
Took down the Berlin Wall, we all travel through
This life, let's unite so none of us have to lose!
I sat back and observed All Eyez on Me.
I had taught people how to live in society.
Treat each other with respect and love alike.
I left no Reasonable Doubt as to what was right.
Filled the cup of life for all human beings.
Teaching everything from my Low End Theory to breathing.
A future where we'd all be equals living.
Everything scripted exactly as It Was Written.

Hook
This world's crazy, so much pain and suffering.
I wish that I could change it all, switch everything.
Go back in time so I could right all the wrongs.
Create a brighter future, a new life for us all.


I jumped forward to the future anticipating
The Best Part of humanity to be awaiting.
What I saw shocked me, it could not be!
Everyone acting the same, each person a carbon copy.
There was no sadness but no inspiration.
No Horror but nobody compelled to be creating.
My Train of Thought blinded where I was seeing from.
The struggles we go through create who we become.
You need the College Dropout, the people who get sicker.
The richer throwing away extra Food and Liquor.
I knew the picture I wanted but not how to paint it.
We're not Born Like This, through our lives we gain it.
A Book of Human Language is learned, not written.
If we're gonna be Finding Forever, it's through living.
For once I had listened and found the Truth is Here.
A better future doesn't need a new slate to appear.
Each one of us has the choice to lend a hand.
Help a person in need, pass on an expensive brand.
Plenty of people are always out there helpin.
We can each build on what exists Below the Heavens.
The Future is Now, the present's lined up.
I took a Sonogram of Earth and saw its rebirth inside us.
It isn't just that, the same is true for hip hop.
Through the years, albums change and some of the music stops.
But there are always artists creating, dropping gems.
Lots of them, so we can build with hip hop again.
With this knowledge, I'll keep writing in this
And spread the word through my album, A Life That Was Lived.

credits

from A Life That Was Lived, released June 29, 2015
featuring Kiirstin Marilyn (vocals), produced by Bouletcie

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Disturbance New Jersey

Disturbance is an mc out of New Jersey, raised on the old school sound of 90s hip hop. He has performed throughout the tri-state area and produces a diverse catalogue of hip hop with producers and vocalists blending sounds from various genres.

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