Phoenix (feat. Blueprint)

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Rise from the ashes


He been a starter since he first walked through the door
Skills undeniable, they had to put him on the floor
Just when you thought he showed it all
He would show you more
Saw at his way out since his family was poor
Moms workin' 60 hours just to make some change
Overtime sometimes she couldn't make it to the game
It never got him down
He would always play the same
Knowin' what she sacraficed for him
Wasn't all in vain
Junior year All City in a major way
Broke his leg when he got fouled on the breakaway
Out the whole year and never had a chance to play
Didn't know the groupies and the fame would all fade away
Couldn't play ball so got a job after school
Flippin' burgers, people laughin', he the opposite of cool
Humblin' experience but did what he had to do
Learnin' how to help his family is what got him through
He saw the big picture once he was out of focus
To rehabilitate his injury when no one noticed
Pushed through all the pain like the coldest soldier
Then came back to play his senior year so much stronger
Team Captain with no insecurity
17 years old with grown man maturity
Leader on the floor and in his community
Cause now in every setback he sees opportunity

Chorus(Audio clip)

We're all fightin'
Fly by night to find thy light in
The finite shadows of Titans
As twilight heightens
A life enlightened by darkness
A starvin' artist whose heart departed
In broken years of smoke and mirrors
As he choked his hopes with fear and open bottles
Though his flesh remained his ghost appeared
And boasted chains to float through life and numb the pain
Til all he had
Was a pen and a pad
And pages stained with the same refrain
Of how the shining sun becomes the rain
But he glimpsed peace when those same notes became
The eye of the storm
And his mind transformed as his focus changed
And he wrote an opus
The story that he came to tell of how the angels fell
But began to rise
When the fire inside was inspired by the flames of hell

(Audio clip)


from Salem Jeru, released June 23, 2017
produced by Blueprint of Printmatic Music
mixed and master by Ghost of 8412 Music


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