Trees (prod. by InstantClassic)

by Alex Parker

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A standalone lament. I kind of wrote this at random, and decided to record it. The beat is produced by instantclassic, and is itself a remix of Kanye West's Coldest Winter instrumental from his album 808s & Heartbreak.

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you promised us safety
but i'm staring at your headstone
wilted flower petals
settled on your morbid pedestal
"let it go, let it go"
i pleaded with you
you said you had to take a stand
it's what you needed to do
but see, i needed you too
it's hard to admit as a man
but dammit i held that from you before
now look where we stand
no number of "never again"s will
bring us together again
swear i been shit by myself
who'll me make me better again?


you see this morning
the sun came up without you
i put on my collared shirt
and messed my buttons up without you
life is dim without your light here
even with you right here
with only your memory
it might as well be light years
the loss of you is what my sight feared
unfortunately, that fear was a sight seer
you might have died there
but you won't die here
the pain may eat at me
but i won't cry tears
fight or flight
i tuck my wings
look, i'm right here
six feet of earth?
it's nothing!
look, i'm right here!
life is different without you right here
life is dim without your light here

the wind blows the tree
it's seed falls to the ground
the dirt covers the seed
seed grows into tree
wind blows the tree
it's seed falls to the ground
the dirt covers the seed
seed grows into tree
and the trees die

but the wind blows the tree
whose lone seed hits the ground
and the dirt covers the seed
and that seed grows to a tree
and the wind blows that tree
and its seed falls to the ground
and the dirt covers that seed
and that seed grows into a tree
and that tree dies

and the wind blows the tree
no seed hits the ground
the dirt covers no seed
no tree sprouts from the ground
and the wind blows

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released August 6, 2012

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I am hip-hop's idiot savant.

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