February 2012 – Writing Expressed Vocally

Lyrics

Writing can be expressed in many forms. Some express it as I do in writing long stories such as novels and poetry, and others express it in acting, singing, rapping, etc. I have been blessed to be able to work in the best studios in western Canada – studios that Swollen Members, k-os, Ashlee Simpson recorded in, and have had the pleasure to also work with beat producers that worked with k-os, DJ Khaled and Def Jam Records.

As an expression of poetry as a story vocally, I have written and expressed the following stories. People have asked why I wrote and recorded them. I guess it’s just one more thing to cross off the list of things I’ve wanted to do since my youth. Word of advice … don’t care what others think because the day you die, you’re dying alone.

You may listen to and download them free by clicking on the link above the lyrics.

Shackled and Chained is the story of a gangster who thought he was untouchable. He killed for money and considered himself smarter than the law could be, and that is why they couldn’t get to him. In the end it is always about the downfall just as this gangster lives a nightmare in his solitary cell while hearing the screams of his victims.

SHACKLED AND CHAINED
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See the gleam in my eyes, I reigned supreme
I was bigger than life, I was the living dream
Nothing could stop me, I was outta control
The devil inside me took over my soul
I was the lion, the king, just look at my mane
Nothing could hold me, no shackles or chains
I was the lion, the king, just look at my mane
Nothing could hold me, no shackles or chains

Slangin’ the cane
I was moving up in the game
It’s insane the amount of fame I gained
Everybody talking about my money train
There ain’t nobody, didn’t know my name
The cops were after me for the guys I had slain
In shootouts where bullets poured like rain
I took their money, their bitches and left them drained
But this was my life … my blood, my vein
My homies’ blood … was my stain
Thoughts of them … was my pain
Their lives lost … was my gain
I was uncaught … and couldn’t be tamed
I was too smart, so they ain’t to blame
There was no way, I was gonna be restrained
I saw the glamour and power, I couldn’t refrain
I wanted the top … I wanted to reign

See the gleam in my eyes, I reigned supreme
I was bigger than life, I was the living dream
Nothing could stop me, I was outta control
The devil inside me took over my soul
I was the lion, the king, just look at my mane
Nothing could hold me, no shackles or chains
I was the lion, the king, just look at my mane
Nothing could hold me, no shackles or chains

My money was piling there was no end in sight
I took over turfs with a lotta gun fights
The scene was set, it was a crazy night
I was surrounded by choppers ‘n cops with flashing lights
They cuffed me, charged me and read me my rights
I didn’t get bail ’cause I was a risk of flight
Now I’m in court on trial, looking at time
‘Cause I didn’t snitch on my crew ‘n cop a plea
For the crimes I committed I’ve been sentenced to life
Lookin’ for me I live in cell block D
Big yellow bricks is all I see
Every single morning it’s quiet and lonely
I got 25 years ‘til they set me free
I don’t leave my cell ’cause I’m in solitary
This is where they put killers and OGs like me
They say I’m ruthless and a danger to society

See the gleam in my eyes, I reigned supreme
I was bigger than life, I was the living dream
You see the fear in my eyes, I hear their screams
I’m begging for my soul, gotta be redeemed
Nothing could hold me, no shackles or chains
But look at me now I’m shackled and chained
… look at me now, I’m shackled and chained
… look at me now, I’m shackled and chained

Makin’ Money is the story of a young wannabe gangster looking to move up the ranks of the underworld. While he makes his moves, the big time gangsters watch him. The young punk thinks he’s made it to the top and wages a war with a gangster. The gangster kills him for selling on his turf.

MAKIN’ MONEY
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You listenin’ to the words of the Daaku OG
My story’s rippin’ it down for you to see
What you’re hearing’s as real as it gets
Listen close, I ain’t firin’ no threats
You slangin’ hard but you got no clout
Increasing respect is what it’s all about
You ain’t nothing more than a wannabe
At the top, you ain’t ever gonna be
You got cozy, and let it slide
Mistake
Your crew’s hungry for your new ride
What to do? It’s outta control
Your boys, they want your massive bankroll
Makin’ bad decisions and getting’ even
Shit dog
You see that they make you leavin’
Your boy learned the game and made a switch
He went rat
Ya gotta kill the fuckin’ snitch

Only way to make it rich
Pick up a key
Yeah, now you got the greedy itch
Slangin’ dealin’ makin’ dollars
Money
The girls got you tastin’ their honey
Got a tight grip I’m about to rip
Into your ass I unload my full clip
I’m your nightmare, someone you’ll dread
I warned you fool, you’re gonna end up dead

I write rhymes with a hardcore attitude
Don’t try to stop me
I’ll unload my fucking clip and drop you
I might use my four four or my twenty two
You be layin’ on your back you silly little fool
This game ain’t easy it’s for the hardknox
Someone like you’s gonna end up in a box
Movin’ to my side and fuckin’ with my turf
Messed up
I’mma take ya to war you fucking serf
In the shadows lay all your fears
Now you lookin’ down the barrel
And I’m about to switch gears

Only way to make it rich
Pick up a key
Yeah, now you got the greedy itch
Slangin’ dealin’ makin’ dollars
Money
The girls got you tastin’ their honey
Got a tight grip I’m about to rip
Into your ass I unload my full clip
I’m your nightmare, someone you’ll dread
I warned you fool, you’re gonna end up dead

The scene is real like the hardest street
Packing my four four I’m gonna creep
The shit’s going down and you’re in too deep
You got one eye open when you a tryin’ sleep
Bring in it down a notch or two
I’m gonna pull my gun, and unload a few
You wanna be me but you too fuckin’ clown
A slug in your head will put you right down
You think you a banger so you sellin’ on my street?
Mistake, I’mma put on you the white sheet

Only way to make it rich
Pick up a key
Yeah, now you got the greedy itch
Slangin’ dealin’ makin’ dollars
Money
The girls got you tastin’ their honey
Got a tight grip I’m about to rip
Into your ass I unload my full clip
I’m your nightmare, someone you’ll dread
I warned you fool, you’re gonna end up dead

Trance is the story of a guy making the moves on a girl in a club. Not much more to describe than that … it’s another late night clubbing romance.

TRANCE
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See you walkin’ through the door
Straight to the dance floor
Mixing in with the candy store
Moving to the bass’s roar
Got me sweatin’ for some more
Girl, with you I wanna score
Got me feeling like I’m on drugs
You lookin’ at me like I’m a thug
This ain’t the place to profile or judge
Let’s dance, so we can grope and rub
To the beats poundin’ away
I love the way your hips move and sway
Tonight, just you and me, let’s play
The game all night my way
Tell me that you’re gonna stay
Don’t worry about the next day

Your moves got me in a trance
Come here baby girl and take chance
Just a night of fun and dance
Maybe a one night’s romance
Let’s take, take a chance
Let’s take, take a chance
Your moves got me in a trance
Come here baby girl and take chance
Just a night of fun and dance
Maybe a one night’s romance
Let’s take, take a chance
Let’s take, take a chance

The beat’s bouncing through my chest
Dancin’ workin’ up a sweat
Don’t you like the way we’re pressed
Up against each others’ chests
Which makes me look down at your dress
Lovin’ how you’re dressed in less
Got me wanting to see the rest
I wanna reach down and caress
It’s like you got me straight possessed
I know the question’s got you stressed
Who am I? Why don’t you take a guess?
I’m the one, the only, the best
I’m your bad boy from the west
Let’s take this to another level
I’m different, your own rebel
I’m straight up the lust devil

Your moves got me in a trance
Come here baby girl and take chance
Just a night of fun and dance
Maybe a one night’s romance
Let’s take, take a chance
Let’s take, take a chance
Your moves got me in a trance
Come here baby girl and take chance
Just a night of fun and dance
Maybe a one night’s romance
Let’s take, take a chance
Let’s take, take a chance

The next track kicks on in
You shakin’ movin’ ‘n bustin’
Rollin’ your waste and droppin’ that fin
My mind’s caught up in sin
Looking down at your glowing skin
Yeah, girl, it’s about to begin
My thoughts are burning in hell
Shhhhh, baby girl, let’s not tell
The kind of thoughts on my mind
Every time you come close and grind
‘Cause tonight, girl, you’re all mine
Just met, so we’re short on time
Let’s go back to my place
Grab the remote ‘n turn up the bass
Get real close and let our heart’s race
Let me kiss that gorgeous face

Your moves got me in a trance
Come here baby girl and take chance
Just a night of fun and dance
Maybe a one night’s romance
Let’s take, take a chance
Let’s take, take a chance
Your moves got me in a trance
Come here baby girl and take chance
Just a night of fun and dance
Maybe a one night’s romance
Let’s take, take a chance
Let’s take, take a chance