Violence Within The Violin by Nomis


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Socially Just by Nomis

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Violence Within The Violin
by Nomis

Album: Socially Just
by Nomis


V1:
its hard to admit but I've got issues that are irking me
but first heres some perspective of my life out here on Mercury
my main supporters aint from Dopeboyz or Rapzilla
'cause my raps are more Macklemore than Mineo and Mac Miller
and thats not a co-sign for Mack or diss to Min and Miller both
its more about the social aspect in my rap as an approach
I found I had a passion for the broken and it stuck with me
not coming out through rapping for me just wasn't a luxury
words formed, I wrote songs and felt the Lord was honored
but he didn't bless it how I expected that had me ponder
so I figured, "I guess the world aint ready yet"
but when they start asking for Human Trafficking raps Im here already set
next thing you know Im seeing all these songs and poems
most the artists weren't established, but a few of them I know 'em
and ya'll get recognition now for knowing?
man I wrote those bars years ago, this must be how it feels for Leonard Cohen
a San Diego visionary like Im Dannu
my platform wasn't large enough I started acting brand new
and honestly in hindsight, I really think the fam knew
a Dream Junkie showed me his poem and I tried to ban Ru
from spitting that Trafficking piece that he created
like I had a monopoly on everything justice related
I tasted and started to smell the fumes of that bitterness
I was consumed by my bitterness
the sooner I admitted it, the sooner I could fly again
it shot me to my core I really considered retiring
you can hear the violence within the violin
another rapper falling victim to entitlement

Hook:
Shameful when i'm looking back, painful from the memory
confusion it was sent to be my enemy (20/20)
shameful when I'm looking back, painful from the memory
community was sent to be my centerpiece (20/20)
it never bothered me the growth of awareness
why was I bothered when they spoke I'm embarrassed (20/20)
I never minded if other people said it
in hindsight I was blinded because I wasnt getting any credit

V2:
so there I was forced to step back and view myself
I hated what I saw I can believe I'd loose myself
in 2008 for me was the start of it
educated myself on the issue and grew a heart for it
that same year, I put my art to it
and wrote, "On Behalf of the Silenced" I just wanted to play my part in it
nothing was more important than building the movement
and perfect timing 'cause that time my rhyming skills were improving
and I can honestly say, the mission never left essential
but that full time rapper grind is a killer when the rents due
it adds a certain pressure that music was never meant to
so without the bills this might've been something I never went through
but no more excuses, I'm done with the scapegoats
how dare I complain, my little place has got a gate code
my heart crossed hand on a bible I'll say I'm grateful
but its hard to show the darkest parts of me because I hate those
do you know how much it makes me boil
when they progress the cause and I respond as if un-joyful
do you know how hard it is to admit
that you've let your ego in but you pretend it don't exist
well im done with it I'm free from it
look back and I see from it
learn now how to flee from it
may he summit and me plummet
no more of "me" homie we've done it
shout to every artist out who's ever reaped from it
I celebrate your work we've got the same assignment
in the same gang, same goal, maybe different environment
I embrace the violence within the violin
never again will be a victim of entitlement

Hook:
Shameful when i'm looking back, painful from the memory
confusion it was sent to be my enemy (20/20)
shameful when I'm looking back, painful from the memory
community was sent to be my centerpiece (20/20)
it never bothered me the growth of awareness
why was I bothered when they spoke I'm embarrassed (20/20)
I think I minded that your way was accepted
my hindsight has given new life and some proper perspective


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