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lyrics

I'm this close to death, and I can't even see straight
Asked the angel for a refund but only got a rebate
Reincarnation is the replay, not about the he-say, she-say
I'm writing with no delay, I'm crafting with my man Leae
He's seeing what the beat say. Say, what the hell does Kev Say?
Rappin' in the red tape - not open for debate
See I don't fuck with meat tapes. I just write the real shit
Open up my brain to find the worms inside the skull crate
Don't know who I am yet, flying on the Lamb's Bread
Smoke envelopes cockpit, hope that I don't crash yet
Bourbon bottle falling out my palm like grip is damaged
Running from my past like heart's pumping battery acid
Raven on my shoulder like music's my only madness
and it's staring at me, following movement like it's a habit
and damn it, when it comes to my past I can only cram it
down my throat while I confuse epitaphs for ballads

If at first you don't succeed, try try again
Step up to this life, and die again
Stealin' lines 'cause it's already said better than I can
Hopin' to find salvation with a mic in hand, it's like

Death is only the beginning
Kev's dead, baby (x3)
Life's only fair if you don't exist
Kev's dead, baby (x3)
(x2)

Escaped from the D and I dropped the -en
Call me Kev, short-hand is a means to an end
Tried to make amends but the text never sent
Stopped Worrying and Loved the Circle but I'm still on edge
Sleeping on razor blades, crashing up through the skylight
Playing clubs while I'm secretly hating the night life
My blood is more Mai Tai than it's ever been in my life
I don't breathe air, I breathe smoke and don't exercise
86'd myself cause my inner child was lifeless
Held a funeral for past self, went way past self-righteous
Always told myself, "this grave'll be my dynasty"
Finally find inside of me, dying to feel the primacy
Fire ignite the light in me, siren to sign the rivalry
I never thought I'd bury the little one that's inside of me
I'm gettin' trapped in the page that I'm buried beneath
So I guess it's time to say goodbye to me

If at first you don't succeed, try try again
Step up to this life, and die again
Stealin' lines 'cause it's already said better than I can
Hopin' to find salvation with a mic in hand, it's like

Death is only the beginning
Kev's dead, baby (x3)
Life's only fair if you don't exist
Kev's dead, baby (x3)
(x2)

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Be honest with me doctor, give it to me straight
Do I need to sign the page, do not resuscitate?
It's like I woke up after a nap in the Lazarus Pit
As I fathom and sit, wrapped in the static that I emit
I am sadly equipped to withstand the sand that is spit
From the maw of my own reflection, now I'm drowning in shit
Fisticuffs with my former self, nursing a fat lip
And a time out just doesn't work anymore, it's like
I'm on the fence, but I can't help but get offensive
Learned the hard way that bad intentions lead to tough lessons
Giving a kiss to fate's smoldering lips
Even the silver tongued demon has his Freudian slips, surviving
Mention to mention like life's hardly a bitch, taking
shots of absinthe, I crash the party and dip
I don't need a map, willingly get lost in the mix
So I'll swim in the River Styx until it's time to quit

You are cordially invited to the death of Keven White
I'll hang myself on stage and it'll be the best act of the night
(x2)

Death is only the beginning
Kev's dead, baby (x3)
Life's only fair if you don't exist
Kev's dead, baby (x3)
(x2)

credits

from First Attempt at a Second Chance, released April 1, 2014
Produced by ICETEP
Lyrics written by Keven White and Jenna Jasper
Performed by Keven White

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Kev Sez Dallas, Texas

rapper, singer, poet, opinion-ant... taking influence from minds dead, alive, and never born.

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