Have to Live

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lyrics

Have To Live

Verse 1

I arrive on the mic like high noon,
shine down from the bright blue sky
with the rhymes on the right tune,
coz my time's due
and goddamit I could die soon,
revolve this thought around my mind like it's one of my five moons

they all shine and the only reason why
they decide to
a little something for this white tooth ta bite through and eat
alive on this beat

as I reach my potential like I had inspector gadget arms
rip the gloves off grab the stars,
throw my hat down and back these bars
when I'm lacking in the heart I think back into the start man

I bin passionate, for this rapping shit
since way before I had the dam knack for it,
what does it take to be advancing quick?
stay awake like a slap in the face when the stanza's hit
All I want is one crack at this…
Punching out lines on the track like I had a double dragon fist,
gotta fight for the freedom in my mind when I'm speaking
it's my time and I believe it coz I have ta live,

Chorus

Get em up if you have to just live
Step it up if you have to just live
c'mon man give that tap another twist
if you thirst so hard that you have to just live

Get em up if you have to just live
Step it up if you have to just live
c'mon man give that tap another twist
if you thirst so hard that you have to just live

Verse 2

I can't be sitting on the side lines
living a disguise life
having them chats about whether or not that this rap thing is really even probable
nah man, a bunch a mind made obstacles

nothing truly beautiful has stacked up the odds for you,
you gotta wanna chew, goddam you gotta dude
fuck what they say is or is not possible,
the type of poison that I can't ever swallow through

I'd rather marinate my food for thought
using truth as the sauce,
let it juice in some more
till I serve it with a verse in it's due course
kicking down doors of perception with brute force!

Chorus

Get em up if you have to just live
Step it up if you have to just live
c'mon man give that tap another twist
if you thirst so hard that you have to just live

Get em up if you have to just live
Step it up if you have to just live
c'mon man give that tap another twist
if you thirst so hard that you have to just live

credits

from The Rain, released August 21, 2015

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Tom Kwan Melbourne, Australia

Tom Kwan is a Melbourne based lyricist, who has a unique style that’s characterized by silky laid-back flows containing elegantly woven syllable patterns. He has recently completed his debut EP The Rain which will be released on the 21st of August 2015. Be sure to get down to Tom’s EP launch at 303s in Northcote on September 4th ... more

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