Behind the Mask

by ILLUS

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released September 5, 2014

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ILLUS is an independent HIPHOP artist and professional illustrator who makes positive, uplifting, thought-provoking, boom-bap HIPHOP for the people.

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lyrics
Verse 1

Say less, say more, say no more
Unless ya gonna say ‘suntin that’s worth fighting for
I got your back if you ain’t fronting
I’ll be right by your side kicking down the door
I hate war, hate violence hate the hate that makes me hate
I never been silent when it’s time to debate
You can’t silence the truth so I seek it out beyond the clouds
Never harvesting the seeds of doubt
I got faith so I never need religion
I make my own fate and I’ll face it grinning
Never fake when I’m spitting
I’m in it to the last inning
And I’ll embrace my ending
To return winning
To the beginning
Living for love
Loving this feeling I’m getting from the hugs my wife and son be giving
Never quitting I work hard and work smart
Hardly the hardest but always finish what I start

Verse 2

Ain’t made a fortune yet
Still very fortunate
Can’t ever forget
Still take forward steps
Remember where I’m from
Happy where I am
A beautiful wife, happy healthy son
I want what’s best for him
But I don’t hum no hymn
I try to do what’s right but not without sin
Trust in my heart relinquish fear so
You can play the villain I’d rather be a hero
Defender of the weak never retreat
Life’s a contest of champions you can’t defeat
Even if I lose a battle every now and then
I keep my head up and keep fighting till the very end
Never bend or buckle scars and bloody knuckles
Life’s too serious you gotta learn to laugh and chuckle
We need to smile more so I try and share
You can call me soft, square or queer I don’t care

Verse 3

I work harder than the hardest hard
Watch me sweat
I got a garden in the backyard watch your step
I plant seeds feed fam breath life love true
Give you everything I got when I do what I do
I’m early to rise gotta get that worm
And I’m up all night till the candle done burn
I earned what I got but I’ma still give more
But don’t try and take what you know aint yours
Cause I’ll fight for mine till the end of time
This is my life on the line not just another rhyme
So when I speak to the beat it’s my heart that pounds
And you can feel my love for this art that’s unbound
I’m underground outerspace futuristic old school
I bring the thunder like Thor and Beta Ray do
More than meets the eye wonderfully free
A marvelous one of a kind original me
credits
released 10 October 2013
Produced by ICBM. Co-Produced and Mixed by DJ Johnny Juice. Written and performed by Illus.