Dopamine Decoder Ring

by Nerves Baddington

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released July 28, 2017

Written by Nerves Baddington for Apt. B Productions
Produced by Ryan "InkLine" Howell and Jason Hamric
Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Jason Hamric at La Hacienda
Additional Engineering by Lester Nuby
Art by Chad Soner

Nerves Baddington:
Bass - John Mc
Drums - Cam Johnson
Emcee - Ryan "InkLine" Howell

Additional Players:
Jackie Lo - vocals and flute
Jason Hamric - guitar

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Nerves Baddington Birmingham, Alabama

after some time away, ryan howell (beats/raps) wove himself back into birmingham’s musical fabric & found himself inundated w/ ideas which quickly became songs in need of a home. howell hit up his friend john mc (bass/synth) to build these songs a house...with the addition of drummer cam johnson, NB followed the introductory ‘new rules’ with their debut studio album DOPAMINE DECODER RING in 2017. ... more

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Track Name: As Above, So Below
AS ABOVE, SO BELOW

[HOOK] We try we fall / we fly we crawl / be still because / as above so below we evolve / too soon too late / too true to break / to live to die / who are you to ask why in the first place / why in the first place / why in the first place / huh who are you to ask why

[VERSE 1] One time I found god at the bottom of a bottle / taught me our motto how to lead not to follow / spoken with bravado hook 'em then I got 'em / tongue beat the drum like duh dum dum dah dum / yeah then I met the devil in a meadow / an as above so below cool type fellow / we were carving our initials in a red oak / the sky fell oh hell duh dum dum hello / excuse you who's who who can tell / flip through chapter two in my book of spells / too far gone by the time it took to tell / put for a price on your soul look for sale [HOOK]

[VERSE 2] Heart full of woes and a head full of riddles / a body growing old smack dead in the middle / one for the fire two for the fizzle / three for prophet with duh dum dum rhythm / yeah devil get paid by the minute / work fingers to the bone some'll die to make a living / tired of existing dying for a vision / trying to make a difference but you do not fit in / hey kids middle finger to the system / hands up don't shoot cops still kill 'em / one for the family two for the victim / three for the wisdom I can’t breathe [HOOK]
Track Name: Let it Bang
LET IT BANG

[HOOK] Let it bang let it bang we bring that boom for boom / but they hate the changes in my mood lord ooh wee / let it bang let it bang we bring that boom need more room / like ten 15's up in a two door coup / we let it bang let it bang we bring that boom for boom / but they hate the changes in my mood lord ooh wee / let it bang let it bang we bring that boom need more room / like ten 15's up in a two door coup / You got some things you wanna ask don't you how I got this mad hunger / I don't look to the past won't you take a picture it'll last longer / looking at me like a freak nope we ain't even hit the peak tho / eat bon appétit boy I ain't Shaq-ing no free throw

[VERSE 1] Sonic youth in a daydream nation / not safe in the makeshift matrix / complacent day shift masons / throw 'em in a cornfield maze in the basement / yep let 'em wallow in amazement / in the bottom of a bottle getting wasted / yep let em holler 'til their face red / safe bet so they're following the pay check / no raises bossman racist / tape deck with the walkman playlist / mixtape with Exhaust and Plate Six / stay sick in a way I'm contagious / kick rocks eat pavement break bricks / John Mc on track with the bass hit / that dope you can stay awake with / let it bang like an 808 kick kick kick [HOOK]

[VERSE 2] I'm civilized when I freak the break / don't kill the vibe or you'll meet your fate / like Jesus H for Pete's sake / alright fine hey be be that way / from Avondale back to Eastlake / with the Key to Life as a keepsake / 808's on the beat boy / bang away make streets shake / like that headed back to the basics / just rap where the drums and the bass is / right back on the one tracks by ton / packing a punch in your faces / yep let 'em all get chin checked / bunch of creeping leeching insects / get it off my chest no bench press / no foot ain't given no inch yet yet yet [HOOK]
Track Name: Second Wind Sprint
SECOND WIND SPRINT

[VERSE 1] Patiently waiting for vacancies on your playlist / taste makers hating debating on what a "great" is / it's black and white but they color me where the gray is / swear I've been committed for ages I'm going ape shit / straight jacket racket miraculously the weight lifts / from my shoulders I'm sober and over fake shit / stay tracking magic the passion in me to stay lit / burns with a desire to fire at will and break shit / devils dancing on hot coals to cop souls / tell 'em Manson's stock rose to stop foes / flex zone get Rickrolled and rocked slow / GOP ticket stick it bigot we're not bros / narcos with hard dope and bar codes / pork roast for torsos and dart throws / dark knights with hard white and bar trolls / mean crossovers park flows and art shows

[HOOK] Make me wanna make you all pay / have a seat at my table we about to say grace / now let's see who all can save face / second wind sprint to The Mint paper chase race / yeah wanna be somebody be myself / yeah wanna be somebody no one else / yeah wanna be somebody wanna be myself / yeah wanna be somebody no one else

[VERSE 2] Patiently watching observing absurd wordy posts / of non deserving burden birthing unworthy hosts / in bourbon soaked church clothes a worldly hoax / hurling burning goats at burly folks in dirty coats / electric jolts of 30 volts and early votes / lessons cloaked in turd jerky and turkey throats / hexed exes curse worthy in Fergie clothes / journey of a slip-n-fall attorney on a gurney stroll / we honor hope Trump-Drumpf 'em with Bernie quotes / ¡vámonos! dump truck ‘em in murky motes / karma toasts to comatose islamophobic anti immigration Obama hating your mama jokes / and it goes from cannon balls to camel toes / Santa Rosa Santa Claus with anal probes / anthrax in tampax and flannel robes / smuggle antidotes in a can of coke on banana boats [HOOK]
Track Name: Pencil Break
PENCIL BREAK

[VERSE 1] Listen when I mention what a feeling I'm revealing / how I'm finna kill a villain while I'm chillin sticking venom in 'em / heads up you should know I'm feeling sentimental / it's been a minute since I really killed an instrumental / catch a murder rap sure to snap consequential / since I tend to bend the rules many think I'm mental / incidentally admit I think I'm temperamental / I throw a fit so legit it's not coincidental / I'm Beowulf with the pen put an end to Grendel / keep sick thoughts in a vault keep with a pen to vent 'em / return to sender with a scented vintage sin antenna / playing chicken in rented Benz with a fender bender / damn class clown school where fun's at / sit 'em in the corner on a stool in a dunce hat / bust raps run tracks till I'm hutch backed / either that or 'til see a stack where my funds at / sweepstakes put the rest in a mattress / cheapskates just death and taxes / cheesesteaks for restless masses / pigs in a kevlar blankets they're full of fascists BLOOW!

[HOOK] oooh how ya like me now? / hmmm how ya like me now? / oh how ya like me? / I shall not not forsake my prey / oooh how ya like me now? / hmmm how ya like me now? / oh how ya like me? / I shall not not forsake my prey

[VERSE 2] We by the locker playing pencil break / participate pay attention to the mental state / I tend to slay stay venting while I innovate / if I may take the sinning winner on a dinner date / anyway lick a shot watch it ricochet / don't anticipate which way bitch pick a day / any day bitch away while I situate / mean what I say when I say it know they finna pay / sick 'em like a sick pit bull bit 'em in the face / a bitter taste like a lemon chicken liver plate / let me demonstrate reiterate a riddle / with a switchblade pen and paperweight just to illustrate / damn Sam Kinison demented in a way / kill 'em in a head on collision on an interstate / hit the brakes just a bit too late / watch 'em all dissipate while everything around me just incinerate / take a nicotine break let it ventilate / contemplate another way I was meant to take / for sin's sake snakes gather in a tent to pray / I shall not forsake my prey [HOOK]


[BRIDGE] Look at me I'm the one to beat tongue in cheek / stream of thought flow underneath running deep / whoopty I'm the undefeated wonder freak / hotter than the Alabama summer heat run the beat
Track Name: Alabama Blood
ALABAMA BLOOD



[HOOK] Colorado is too cold for Alabama blood / yeah it’s too cold for Alabama blood / Colorado is too cold for Alabama blood / plus you know I got Alabama love / Minnesota is too cold for Alabama blood / uh huh it’s too cold for Alabama blood / Minnesota is too cold for Alabama blood / plus you know...



[VERSE 1] They say gotta get outta town gotta get outta dodge / gotta get out the ‘Ham get the hell out the garage / chasing a dream that seem more like a mirage / gotta keep it real can’t keep up the facade / naysaying nonbelievers all say stop / we admire your passion but don’t quit your day job / I’ve never quit believing that it'll soon pay off / same dream 17 years no days off / tired of short change from the boss / no pain no gain so the name’s gonna cost / and soon I’ll rub his face in the sauce / in front of a couple K on the stage playing SLOSS / that’s just facts my fault / it’s more than passion a stash in the vault / ashes to ashes but I won’t fall / go from rats in the kitchen to plaques on the wall / plus the writing on the stall in the Syn den called put 'em all on strike till the ten pins fall / 'till we all get involved problems solved / Alabama's on the map lookin' awesome for all / no more 40 hour weeks no more we play for free / no more living in a fear of things we can't see / ain't no thing in life that we can't be / keep a Glory Fire lit like I'm Lee Bains III c’mon [HOOK]



[VERSE 2] They say the state got the talent that it takes / but the talent buyers hardly looking Alabama's way / and they say yeah sure Alabama's great / but nobody trying to make sure that Alabama's straight / like a phantom in the race with a sound fan base / Eastlake face with the downtown Faith / skate to escape from the Alabama Jake / ain't no landing in the slammer so the man ran away / take advantage for the band to land a break / Atlanta to the Bay plan and innovate / make some alabama moves so that Alabama Shakes / panorama view with a hand around my fate / damn great plug the power in and play / hit Seasick dig for hours in the crates / on the way to Avondale at Saturn we caffeinate / peep the show calendar what's happening Saturday / Substrate sticker on the pickup with the Alabama plates / you can see I'm alabama made / I’m just trying to keep some balance on my plate / walk a fine line between Thoreau and Alexander Great / moves Yellowhammer make put the rattles on a snake / hear 'em rally round the lake looking shallow in their wake / Sun Ra cast shadows on the hate / still 86 fake to the date no debate [HOOK]



[VERSE 3] The long struggle make a strong man fit / the wrong hustle make a man flip quick / that's why my bands gotta plan licks LIT / What you saying who you playing with / sick all hand picked / Jamric's the man with the plan fifth Beatle in the band shit / George Martin art and then enhance it / we just try to supply what's demanded / break the internet make 'em expand the bandwidth / we finally at the top where we ought to be / never take for granted ‘cause the bottom's still a part of me / RIP Bottletree gone not forgot first time we rocked Lobotomix it's like we hit the lottery / apologies in advance but we did it for the fans / always had bigger plans had to take a chance / Alabama love and an album in demand / ain't no alabama blood on these Alabama hands
Track Name: Wrong Side
WRONG SIDE

[INTRO] Wrong hustle on the wrong side / the wrong side / wrong hustle on the wrong side / the wrong side

[HOOK] You could pull a groin muscle making these strides / if you don't know the long struggle made of theses times / you gon' put the wrong hustle on the wrong side / you gon' put the wrong hustle on the wrong side / you gon' put the wrong hustle on the wrong side / revolution won't be televised when your phone die / you could pull a groin muscle making these strides / if you don't know the long struggle made of theses times

[VERSE 1] You gon put the wrong hustle on the wrong side / if and when you will decide that you've been the fall guy / even when we been divided for such a long time / even those you may confide in may live their own lie / same damn sky but we climb our own vines / share the same goals same soul different minds / forget the same old same old in disguise / though it's painful can't fold improvise / you could pull a groin muscle making these strides / if you don't know the long struggle made of these times / you gon’ put the wrong name with the wrong face / playa you gon' play the wrong game at wrong pace / make us make us go along to get along wrong way / take a take a long break while we let song play / you could pull a groin muscle making these strides / if you don't know the long struggle made of theses times / You gon' put the wrong flame to the wrong bridge / while you trying to chase the wrong fame in the wrong biz / they gon' make you take the long way to get the wrong hits / may be time to a make small change to a long list / same damn dream but we blow our own steam / share the same goals same soul different means / to see the finish line reassign different teams / see my team winning if it means different things [HOOK]

[VERSE 2] I’m just trying to shine the right light in a dark place / you may say my hard headed far fetched bar raised / say my naive dream only brings heartaches / like an angel get its wings every time a heart breaks / pathetic fetishes been embedded in all faith / vexed veterans ex felons of all race / they swear the predators are there to keep y'all safe / anti empathetic neo confederates called Jake / you’re on the wrong side [HOOK]
Track Name: Good Little Robots
GOOD LITTLE ROBOTS

[HOOK] You can’t wake someone pretending to sleep / your old ideas sound better new / though love is blind we’re beginning to see / but how can we forget what we never knew / You can’t wake someone pretending to sleep / your old ideas sound better new / though love is blind we’re beginning to see / but how can we forget what we never knew

[VERSE 1] The cover story’s just a cover up / get all the lies and contradictions you can muster up / there ain’t a single higher-up that I trust enough / the media dumb it down while they numb us up / a long hard road to freedom better buckle up / I promise we ain’t gonna need ‘em they’ll just fuck it up / trying to buck then what’s up chump knuckle up / kiss my paranoid skeptical ass sucka pucker up [HOOK]

[VERSE 2] And all the good little robots they play their part / from The Hill to The 'Ville to the trailer park / the fear mongers got my dogs afraid to bark / some thinking it’s all a game but never play it smart / it’s gonna take a stronger mind and a braver heart / to save the art of revolution for the day it start / let’s get straight to the point better make it sharp / and watch the fragile Tower of Babel crackle and break apart [HOOK]

[VERSE 3] Religious propaganda preaching morbid lies / to seek and destroy hope and demoralize / the blindfolded eyes of our tortured lives / the powers that be don’t wanna see us organize / important times borderline imported crimes / they lie and extort minds while the poor is dying / undeniable facts we find mortifying / and truth’s the foundation for freedom morally fortified [HOOK]
Track Name: Lamb's Blade
LAMB’S BLADE

[HOOK] When you lead a lamb to the slaughter / never let the lamb see the blade / when you lead a lamb to the slaughter / lay 'em in the shade feed em grapes / when you lead a lamb to the slaughter / never let the lamb see the blade / when you lead a lamb to the slaughter / lay 'em in the shade feed em grapes

[VERSE 1] Stab twist jab turn such a tragedy actually that badly burned / flame thrower with flow I never had to learn / now what remains of the games in body bags and urns / pillaging villages with diligent killer shit / intricate penmanship on a binge for vengeances / no pens or sentences just sins repent a bit / make amends then get revenge with benefits / I will follow nobody off of a cliff / barely listen to the words they say / some say I'm cursed some of 'em call it a gift / a death wish and a birthday cake / money hungry mega church leeching preachers / blinded by the light white Jesus features / alpha and omega-hertz secret keepers / geeks with beepers and placebo believers / mean as hell single cell amoeba creatures / playing Russian roulette hid beneath the bleachers / I’m a receiving heathen fever breeder / I'm a peace keeping heat seeking meat cleaver

[HOOK] When you lead a lamb to the slaughter / never let the lamb see the blade / when you lead a lamb to the slaughter / lay 'em in the shade feed em grapes / When you lead a lamb to the slaughter / never let the lamb see the blade / when you lead a lamb to the slaughter / in the shade what’s a hole to a grave

[VERSE 2] Your middle name pain last name misery / mine’s no shame ‘cause it never meant a lick to me / insult to injury since the turn of the century / so quote me and my deeds with the fees in parenthesis / I'm karma police piano keys of victory / hanging on by a section of strings and a mean symphony / by any means empathy theme for mystery / enemies overthrown overloaded sensory

[HOOK] And when you lead a lamb to the slaughter / never let the lamb see the blade / when you lead a lamb to the slaughter / lay 'em in the shade feed em grapes / When you lead a lamb to the slaughter / never let the lamb see the blade / when you lead a lamb to the slaughter / lay 'em in the shade feed em grapes / I will follow nobody off of a cliff / I barely listen to the words they say / some say I'm cursed some of 'em call it a gift / a death wish and a birthday cake

[VERSE 3] When preachers deceive us and wounds won't heal / teachers sheep us and the classrooms kill / they on The Hill in Nirvana slipping belladonna pills supporting bathroom bills / shivers and chills hearing deliverance squeals / stab and twist stick 'em with thick steel / suspenseful shrill from a distance ill / posses powerful skill to heal sickness still

[HOOK] So When you lead a lamb to the slaughter / never let the lamb see the blade / when you lead a lamb to the slaughter / lay 'em in the shade feed em grapes / I will follow nobody off of a cliff / barely listen to the words they say / some say I'm cursed some of 'em call it a gift / in the shade what's a hole to a grave
Track Name: Easter Island
EASTER ISLAND

[VERSE 1] Got the recipe for destiny hold your breath for the reckoning / steady and heavily dead set on the trajectory / resurrect direction I'm affectionately pestering / manifesting blessings while they festering in ecstasy / desperate times desperate measures make the best in me / deadly gestures heavy lectures with a pressure leak / hide and treasure seek pleasuring the flesh of me / fetch an etch-a-sketch and make a mess of F'n everything / fools get the ether burning sherm and on a quest to be / Judas with the Easter Sunday sermon burning effigies / esoteric arrogance shared with the refugees / you'd be fortunately blessed to leave

[HOOK] We got that bass everybody move everybody shake bass / can't nobody lose everybody make waves / I ain't nobody new everybody save face / let your body bruise everybody break bass / everybody move everybody shake bass / can't nobody lose everybody make waves / I'm everybody's muse when I state my case / if somebody's amused let me let me

[VERSE 2] Separate from yesterday tomorrow's got a debt to pay / no expiration date just estimated restoration rate / everybody’s Lazarus I got some dead to wake / wait Machiavelli with a death to fake / don't hesitate I’d rather decorate with pepper spray / than let it waste away to anything that’s less than great / if it don’t work how much practice does perfection take / rhetorically asking just a fraction of one breath I take / go to sleep / it's all but impossible hopping dodging them obstacles / farther off of my rocker harder my bars are to follow 'em / scoffing at offerings often awesomely audible / make believers out of dreamers that think it's highly improbable / awkwardly logical but facts never bother 'em / it's awful in Gotham so get my bat man I'm robbing 'em / from bottom to top now that I'm stable I'm unstoppable / balancing life and death just like the doctors and hospitals / I'm dirty ya heard me milk the filthiest wordplay / so ahead of my time you'd swear this my 50th birthday / he's sickening isn't third person in first place / verses with turbulence crash to earth how does dirt taste with bass

[HOOK] Everybody move everybody shake bass / can't nobody lose everybody make waves / I ain't nobody new everybody save face / let your body bruise everybody break bass / everybody move everybody shake bass / can't nobody lose everybody make waves / I'm everybody's muse when I take my place / somebody's amused let me let me

[VERSE 3] Settle it evidence evidently irrelevant / I'm prepared for irreverence let em hate for the hell of it / check my etiquette never sit in a room with an elephant / eloquently addressing the mess you stressing as excellence / confess I'm blessed but my pencil's a pessimist / don't test the best you lack central intelligence / fresh to death with professional elements / the perfection you relish in is just delicate rhetoric / go to sleep / go to sleep shh

[BRIDGE] We got to make it out this place some day / hopefully we'll make it out this place some way / ain’t nowhere to run nowhere can make them safe / you don’t want to make my mistake / we got to make it out this place some day / hopefully we'll make it out this place some way / ain’t nowhere to run nowhere can make them safe / you don’t want to make my mistake

[OUTRO] Some of ‘em are rumbling with mumbling beasts / some of ‘em are rumbling with mumbling beasts / some of ‘em are rumbling with mumbling beasts / test my peace please / what some of ‘em are rumbling with mumbling beasts / some of ‘em are rumbling with mumbling beasts / some of ‘em are rumbling with mumbling beasts / test my peace peace
Track Name: Gone Fishin'
GONE FISHIN'

[VERSE 1] Yo presently I'm apparently a monster / big fangs pale face bad posture / they be like oh no where he go there he is / scary shit for a second thought we lost you / talk down and smacked up / who you son-ing while you running that mouth trying to act tough / better back pedal back track back up / or wake up feeling jacked up by a Mack truck / it's chop chop on the clock an awfully hot sweat shop / watching bodies drop and do the crappie flop / it's non stop whether like it or not / rock an ice pack frozen water bottle or an Otter-Pop / 120 Fahrenheit ain't a paradise / feel the flames from the fan real scary like / even tried frying bacon when the air is right / even seen an atheist praying god spare his life

[HOOK] Whoever said no atheist in the fox hole / didn’t know that god never did his job though / I'm only slave to a pen and a page / not no jerk paying minimum wage and a pot roast / whoever said no atheist in the fox hole / didn’t know that god never did his job though / I'm only slave to a pen and a page / not no jerk paying minimum wage and a pot roast

[VERSE 2] I'm Johnny Paycheck take this job and shove it / can’t take another minute more of it / boss tripping say they can't fit another raise in the budget / he in his AC while we cooking in the oven / no high five fist bump no nothing / probably why my give-a-shit's busted / and if it bleeds don't touch it get a waste bucket / fuck it (fuck it?) fuck it / let my eyes tell the story of mad man / shot dreams out the sky into a trash can / dig 'em out put 'em back together fast / can't eat last teeth gnashin in the bad lands / make a path great wrath finna happen / go postal roast 'em start snapping / magic man no resisting the charm / like an amputee missing an arm trying to clap hands [HOOK]

[BRIDGE] Better hydrate or feel your mind state vibrate / nose dive thru through the fire escape / when you’re paid by the hourly rate / bossman looking at you like some live bate / yeah you better hydrate or feel your mind state vibrate / nose dive through the fire escape / when you’re paid by the hourly rate / bossman looking at you like some live bate / gone fishing / girlfriend tripping bossman tripping / how much more can I take gone fishing / police tripping PO tripping / what more can I say I'm dipping / chance it risk it what the hell is it / everything fades away time slipping / maze look different memory missing / tomorrow need to come today or die wishing [HOOK]
Track Name: Run It
RUN IT

[HOOK] Thinking of a master plan about to run it / cooking up something dope gonna run it (run it) / spent too long running always coming up with nothing / now this dog gonna hunt about to run it (run it) / thinking of a master plan about to run it / cooking up something dope gonna run it (run it) / spent too long running always coming up with nothing / now this dog gonna hunt about to run it (run it) / yeah run it cmon run it run it / this dog gonna hunt about to run it (run it) / think-thinking of a master plan (uh huh) / think-thinking of a master plan (yeah yeah) / think-thinking of a master plan (uh huh) / think-thinking of a master plan

[VERSE 1] Now is it too much to ask done used up my last / got to do something fast bill too past due / look don’t be mad when I put on a mask / run jewels on fools when your crews pass through / feel bad too but you know the rules had to / now give me that give me that and that too / I got to eat and if I’m hungry I have to / hit the buffet and jack food from a fat dude / hey you yeah you that’s who / with your crust-stache and two bad new tattoos / bad kids with the brotherhood patch too / bucktooth baby mama with the flat duke / hey you ooh what you gonna do / saw your pops on an episode of Cops season number two / put on your running shoes you about to run it huh / now you’re letting gunners gun for some honey buns [HOOK]

[VERSE 2] I want to know which king rules that you fools call sire / from the troops to the suits en route with a wire / shoot for recruits get the youth inspired / speak truth with the juice set the roof on fire / they gonna try you try and run it by you / the buyers and suppliers wanting a messiah / hook ‘em then they book ‘em now they featured in a rider / took ‘em then they shook ‘em now they preaching in the choir / huh what huh what / make dollars make sense ’till I’m understood / can’t never could but this one boy should / put it on my mama I’ma do it do it / awe man there he go again / sounding scary on the stereo like every other jam / like he planned his burial with stereo in hand / he’s a beast in the belly of a man I’m saying [HOOK]
Track Name: Shrink Rap
SHRINK RAP

[INTRO] Are you crazy or something?

[HOOK] Shrink rap talk to the beat like a therapist / psychopathic tendencies some might not be aware of this / it's so disturbing it's hilarious / and I'm laughing to keep from crying / I'm dying to try to burry it / shrink rap shrink rap shrink rap / shrink rap I'm so crazy it's crazy

[VERSE 1] Yeah and I feel I've become a monster / Play the role of sane so well I deserve an Oscar / trying to live long and prosper / but the enemy spying on me from afar with binoculars / not to mention all the voices I hear / they're whispering in my ear things aren't what they appear / it's clear I need help but I don't know if I want it / consumed but doom and gloom assuming that I am haunted / it's true I promise part time pessimist full time multi personality specialist / narcissistic insanely effortless / if therapy don't work the church'll bring in an exorcist / let go the ego and it set you free / I'm no better than any other piece of shit like me / and keeping it too real comes with a slight fee / therapeutically treated by the beat now let's agree [HOOK]

[VERSE 2] yeah call me crazy at least you're calling / and what you think about me is my very least of problems / play for keeps with the beasts and goblins / that reside within my mind and keep me falling like the leaves in autumn / masterpiece of a monster feast / got bloodstains on my teeth shouldn't be let off the leash / awkwardly I'm awfully atrocious / diagnosed schitzo under hypnosis spit ferocious / mixed emotions of my mental health / should've noticed the warning signs in early stages sent for help / some say it's too late too bad too sad / I'm too mad to prove that I'm too cool to be sent from hell / fuck a dream journal 'cause I barely sleep / prepare to reap and sew the seeds that was buried deep / save a therapist spare the beat / I'm undergoing treatment as we speak let's agree [HOOK]

[BRIDGE] I'm so crazy it's crazy / nothing amazes me lately / some say I'm sick in the head / I need to refill the script for my meds like I said
Track Name: Sundown Comedown
SUNDOWN COMEDOWN

[VERSE 1] Cold sweat hot flashes bones ache / go weeks no sleep not no way / need a blast from the past for old dope sake / old habits die hard like they won't break / them old shakes won't go away keep twitching / ship sunk chill bumps and my feet kicking / mental monster starving to feed addiction / blood pressure through the roof where the fever's living / I can feel it this time I'm going all the way / but if I fall my esé is just a call away / and it's a slippery slope when addicted to dope / my lifeline's got a noose at the end of my rope / shoot 'em up bang bang how the gun sound / perfect aim so the pain get gunned down / running circles getting nowhere somehow / and that's one helluva track to try to run around

[HOOK] Ain't no pain like the pain of a comedown / no pain like the pain of a comedown / but I always end up back here somehow now / where you gonna be we'll see when you come down / where you gonna be when you come down / wide awake in bed by sundown come down somehow now

[VERSE 2] Back on the wagon dragging rather lethargic / tracing shadows on the wall in patterns of darkness / the morning after torn and tattered shattered heartless / way past dope sick not your average nauseous / one way in one way out / and this the real way not a fake route / too sick to pick up a phone and order takeout / looking at my last twenty bucks and want a taste now / yeah I'm sick and some of you can probably empathize / paint a picture of a pain you can visualize / quitters lose and in the end the winner dies / erase the digits but I keep the number memorized / shoot 'em up bang bang how the gun sound / one shot one kill fire one round / can't please 'em all I'ma let some down / on the wrong side of the tracks after sundown [HOOK]

[VERSE 3] So put a fist in the air if you needing a change / to break the chains of the clinics and needle exchange / instead of finding new reasons and people to blame / I've felt too much love to believe in the pain / hard to pick a part my brain and reprogram it / while these folks tell me what I already know dammit / the island of addiction leaves most stranded / skid row ghost town turned ghost planet / coming down hard with the slow landing / clipped wings getting tired flying broke handed / cold turkey in the morning like the dope vanished / tainted love hate thang so romantic / shoot 'em up bang bang how the gun sound / last time was a sign when the gun jammed / I'm surprised I'm alive and somehow / still got that monkey on my back when I come around [HOOK]