Blind Faith feat. Josh Martinez

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Someone told me to believe in myself, but I needed
A reason, because I couldn’t see for myself
So I teach myself and increase my skills
And I’ll believe when I see results

If at first you don’t succeed, go home and smoke some weed
Watch some TV shows and go to sleep
But don’t forget to include yourself when you’re counting sheep
Life is but a dream for those who float gently down the stream
Wow, that sounds sweet, but to be precise
I’d rather inhabit reality and bring my dreams to life
Even when it seems unlikely, I’m the type to keep fighting
Just to be feisty, ‘cause there’s so many factors
That can hold back the progress of a solo act
With practically no stature, so go ahead and throw it at me
I know exactly where I’m going, and it’s nowhere fast
Although perhaps it’s somewhere spectacular gradually
That’s my only rationale for rolling proactively
So I’m actually happier with the speed of a tortoise
‘Cause if I was growing massively by the moment, I wouldn’t have
The freedom to focus on my vocab and sculpt a masterpiece

Someone told me to believe in myself, but I needed
A reason, because I couldn’t see for myself
So I teach myself and increase my skills
And I’ll believe when I see results

My faith is unshakable; even when the indicators
Of immanent failure are unmistakable
I’m simply incapable of letting my faith go
Some say I won’t make it, but what the hell do they know?
I’m so dedicated that no one can take control
Of my fate, so even when I’m in the danger zone
I still feel like I’m safe at home, so I’m always protected
All perspectives that contradict mine are strongly rejected
I’m like a fundamentalist contemplating the fossil record
Explaining Intelligent Design to a biology professor
I understand my faith well enough not to question it
For a starving artist that’s just a prerequisite
‘Cause I can see direct evidence with my own eyes
That says my chance of success is like throwing dice
And getting consecutive snake eyes forty times
That’s why the only truth I accept is the one I know inside

Someone told me to believe in myself, but I needed
A reason, because I couldn’t see for myself
So I teach myself and increase my skills
And I’ll believe when I see results

With an eye to the future and a fist to the wheel
And a gun to the head and the man in the mirror
And the visions you see is the molding you made
And the prisons you feel are as sharp as a blade
Got a knife to the throat of those that're paid
Just wandering the streets just looking for shade
You've never done an honest day's work and it shows
You got shit in your smile and a shine in your clothes
Bloated and fat and coated in wasted tattoos
You're day old news lies as flat as your shoes
Dreams are torn shattered born battered and bruised
Shorn from the sheep all matted and used
You glimmer and glitter and tease
Get a glimpse of the truth and still do as you please
With your shiny suits your polished nails
Your cheating heart your eyes all malice and blackmail
Your violent breath and your soapbox stare
Your cold thin grin and your hopeless soul
And your clothes that smell of mothballs always old
Hot don't stick to cold oh so thin hold
On the thin line between the incline and decline
Long way down drop in to free fall
Your sins unraveling hands that won't stand
And be counted hammer hits down goes the gavel

Someone told me to believe in myself, but I needed
A reason, because I couldn’t see for myself
So I teach myself and increase my skills
And I’ll believe when I see results

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from Lit​-​Hop, released October 6, 2006

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