Session 09 - Hagakure / 葉隱 [Prod. By Uymitsu]

by Vagabond Maurice

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A song for autumn.

lyrics

[Intro]
"Enlightenment is always there.
Small enlightenment will bring great enlightenment.
If you breathe in and are aware that you are alive
—that you can touch the miracle of being alive—
then that is a kind of enlightenment."
—Thich Nhat Hanh

[Verse I]
Melancholy lyricist, stitching heaven's Imperial /
Wisdom be like obelisk, meditating on pyramids /
Searching for enlightenment in, whiskey sours /
Or any type of Henny, sipping liquor like its magic /
Stumbling with Angels, we free fall towards forever /
Stumbling with Angels, we wrestling with our halos /
Shining like broken crowns, in a crowd with broken smiles /
Imitating happiness, just to find balance /
I'm the last poet, scribing therapy on Occam’s Razor /
Spun, hieroglyphic Hyuuga, seeing through the smoke / and,
Mirrors like my heroes, learning lessons in their lyrics /
Inner monologue, nostalgic, for that music /
That Nujabes, J Dilla digging in the crates /
Grand Master Jay spinning vinyl up in heaven /
Fingertips celestial scratching by pearly gates /
Praying for their influence forming, a full circle/ (It’s)

[Chorus]
Just another lonely after / noon /
Chasing after wisdom, but I’ll be home / soon /
Search below the heavens, till free minds / bloom /
Blossom like the lotus, while on the ave / nue /

[Scratches by Kethro]

[Verse II] I try to,
Smile like / shooting stars, out of the darkness /
Smile encompasses light, in the earth’s crevasses /
Smile piercing heavens, rotating on angel halos /
Smile entrapping demons, dispelling my inner doubt /
The spells, up in my smile, are sown to see / miracles /
Of a Nameless King, surrounded by smiling dragons /
Smile shown bright, like the throne of Zeus / (Just)
Crackling with lightning, harness power of the sun / (I’ve)
Smiled towards the moon to reflect the sun’s glisten /
Smile through the whiskey sours, burning midnight oils / (My)
Smile stitched Diamond’s graduation in my tears /
Smiled with my homies, telling stories at their wakes /
Smiling with my cousins, drinking memories away / (We’ve)
Moved through, hardships, but we, still smile /
Manage strength, through heartache, and pearly teeth / (Even)
Smiling for myself, when no one, smiles for me / (During)

[Chorus]
A lonely afternoon,
Chasing after wisdom, but I’ll be home / soon /
Search below the heavens, till free minds / bloom /
Blossom like the lotus, while on the ave / nue /

[Scratches by Kethro]

[Verse III]
Can I breathe?
While drowning in the pure air / Flaring up my nose,
Breathing them breaths of fire / I’m a Dragon exposed /
To the cosmos, I’m walking /In the snow, I’m talking /
Alone in the sunshine, of Minnesota’s glow /
I’m pushing pass the ashes of destiny while scribing /
Poetry progressive with punctuated prose, I’m hoping /
As I move through time, my words burn /
Deeper in the people and expands like ether / either,
I’m charming death with the roads I’m traveling on /
Beyond infinity are the roads I’m mapping on /
Matter of fact, beautiful lies defy my sanity /
And inner peace connects with the thesis of Socrates /
To find, lukewarm dreams and philosophies I /
Rendezvous with the family and try to /
And try to / I’m trying to breathe /
Illuminate my path, tight roping on dreams / (During)

[Chorus]
Just another lonely after noon /
Chasing after wisdom, but I’ll be home soon /
Search below the heavens, till free minds bloom /
Blossom like the lotus, while on the avenue /

[Outro]
It’s all Black Magic to me / I said,
It’s all Black Magic to me/

[Scratches by Kethro]

credits

released October 8, 2017
Rhymes by Vagabond Maurice
Instrumental by Uymitsu
Trumpet by West Korea
DJ Scratches by Kethro
Additional Vocals by hyesoo
Artwork by Lia Harmon
Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh

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