First we make our choices, then our choices make us, You’ll see. This life is linear, Tryin’ to be a sentient being. I gave it 33 years, now it’s time for me to tackle this thing, And now I’ve got all this perspective to bring. When I was young I was an emulator. I was so quick to write a verse just to demonstrate the talent. The curse was that it sounded like them other players, Wasn’t diverse. It took maturity to find what works. But now it’s funny how when suddenly there’s nothing to lose, you put away the thoughts of fame and start to seek some influence. You shed the skin of what has been and start to climb out the ruins. Originality is on the other side now check what I’m doing. I’m that nique with the U in front. Rhymer/Educator, you could join my class if you want. When you don’t think that you can score you put your faith in punt. I came to play a different game than you cool kids, because this is what my truth is.
(Chorus - theMIND)
Tell me how we suppose to figure this out, running to the finish line. Tell me how we suppose to figure this out, running to the finish line. almost at the finish line.
(Verse Two - theMIND)
Pressing buttons on elevators to nowhere. Top notch cold stares. I mean most people froze here. I strike a pose there Like, a loaded bases home run walk off, it goes there. Penny pinching, my publishing be my pension, Honestly the lack of mentions in terms of the game shifting Is actually quite sickening. I’m on my own, picturing, The world in perfect harmony. I feel the light inching in. Change is often eminent. Growth is never limited. I’ve grown sentient So tell me where my ending is. You can’t. Finally, the love is omnipotent and this is still only my beginning you still think y’all can win at this.
(Verse Three - Rhymer/Educator)
Now last verse is for society, actively scribing a moment. Will it or won’t it fill buckets or spill upon it, we pass the buck or we own it. What legacy we condoning today? Forks in the road demand that we choose a way. Will history show that we chose to okay Intolerance and oppression while window dressing in patriotic displays? Or will it show that we chose to oppose it? It’s hard to focus when voters protect the rose colored glasses upon their noses then wonder why things Ain’t coming up roses. I’m here to say: A new day demands, no more sleep, we can, wake up, be human, the sun shines on land, just one time, not wait till it’s crunch time, oh man. It’s time that we drew a line in the sand, and if we do my worldview concludes that it’s your world too, and in our world a few can make all of the difference, only if we choose to reject indifference (I’m talking’ bout)
from The Rhymer/Educator Project,
released September 28, 2018
Title: The Finish Line (Featuring theMIND)
Track 08 of 19
Album: The Rhymer/Educator Project
Release Year: 2018
Written/Performed by Joe Ruiz aka Rhymer/Educator and Zarif "theMIND" Wilder
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Sam Henderson of RecordingWithSam at Always Be Genius Recording Studios in Crown Point, IN.
Music by SINIMA BEATS