TEXKNOWLEDGY EP

by TEX the GREAT

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released 07 August 2015

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Track Name: Intro
I say I'm speaking that real, I spit it just how I live it.
I don't pray enough but when I do I know that god hears it.
Should be locked up in prison, for the shit that I did.
Guess there is a plan for me I just don't know what it is.
And I say, sometimes I'm lost, still I keep moving forward.
Trying to turn the lights on for my future my past is horrid.
I won't bore you with stories, that's a need to know basis.
In a way you could say I'm sleep cuz I'm steadily dream chasing.
Sometimes life is a bitch, gotta strangle that hoe.
Really don't have respect for those who are quick to let go.
I'm a soldier by choice, so salute when you see me.
Got the mind of a sniper, so think twice if you're scheming.
Heart is beating only realism, through my veins.
Since I put the liquor down I started dealing with pain.
Been numb for so long, I forgot how to feel. You might see me smiling but my heart is cold ad steel.
***I got no time for you haters, I got enough that I deal with. Please just stay out of my sight cuz you ain't right for my spirit. I got love in my soul, I got hate in my heart. I get confused in my mind, sometimes can't tell them apart. Feels like I'm trapped in a struggle. Will it ever be easy? Constant fight with my demons. Deep inside I am screaming. So I gotta stay strong, it'll get worse fore it's better. I see clear skies in the distance just gotta get through this weather***
My baby momma won't let me, see my daughter she tripping.
Holding my past against me, that's no longer how I'm living.
Moved to another state, won't tell me where they stay.
Her new man talking wreckless now that they moved far away.
Really what can I say? That there is outta my control.
Yea I know but I won't incriminate myself on a song.
Love my daughter to death and she knows that I love her.
But sometimes I thinking, I should've wore a rubber.
I blame that on her mother, she showed me how a bitch is.
Women ain't all bitches, so don't get that line twisted.
My advise to you is, pay attention to the signs.
See the red flag, pull her to the side lines. Show her the game plan, if she ain't rocking with it,
Nip that shit in the bud, watch the rocks she'll be kicking.
Bitches can be so spiteful, my best friend turned to rival.
Put my hand on the bible, hope I don't get another one like you.
***I got no time for you haters, I got enough that I deal with. Please just stay out of my sight cuz you ain't right for my spirit. I got love in my soul, I got hate in my heart. I get confused in my mind, sometimes can't tell them apart. Feels like I'm trapped in a struggle. Will it ever be easy? Constant fight with my demons. Deep inside I am screaming. So I gotta stay strong, it'll get worse fore it's better. I see clear skies in the distance just gotta get through this weather***
I pay my own rent and bills, some of yallknow how that feels.
Yea, I live check to check, its like I'm fighting uphill.
So I invest in myself cuz I got little support. I can't wait for the chapter where I get paid off my dope.
I put my life in these lines, like my life's on the line.
Most of these rappers be liying, making it harder to get mine.
So I just keep on pushing. Life won't slow down for noone.
Once that casket is closed up, ain't no doing it over.
Make the best out ya business. Stay the hell out of mine!
Unless you helping me grind, lets not waste each others time.
Life is all about survival, I see it as a jungle. Try my best not to hit the dirt even though I might stumble.
I be hearing the mumbles from you non believers.
So I stand up and firm, for the underacheivers.
I got that weight on my back but I still carry the load.
I chose to feed my soul when I came to that fork in the road.
***I got no time for you haters, I got enough that I deal with. Please just stay out of my sight cuz you ain't right for my spirit. I got love in my soul, I got hate in my heart. I get confused in my mind, sometimes can't tell them apart. Feels like I'm trapped in a struggle. Will it ever be easy? Constant fight with my demons. Deep inside I am screaming. So I gotta stay strong, it'll get worse fore it's better. I see clear skies in the distance just gotta get through this weather***
Track Name: Simple Things
It's a blessing everyday that I rise.
Gotta thank my creator cuz everyday somebody dies.
Caught in the struggle I try to take nothing for granted.
I know it's gonna be alright you never see me panic.
I seen the worst of times so my eyes bleed pain.
Solider minus the fatigues, skin's thick as tanks.
I don't have much so I cherish what I got.
Money ain't long so it's hard to keep a spot.
Solo in the cockpit I'm on another plane.
Birds eye view, looking down on you lames.
We are not the same, my circles like cyborgs.
Half you rappers looking like you shop at a dike store.
Hold up, I drifted for a minute.
Excuse my personality, I'm known to be a cynic.
Judgmental mind-state, product of united states.
If you ask me it's really the decided states.
***Good times hard to come by. That's why most of us stuck in the hard times.
Not if you got God in your life. A lot of lost souls still starving for life.***
Think about it, ain't no need to elaborate.
While y'all get fucked, I choose to masturbate.
Facing hard times, I ain't talking mathematics.
50 something, moms still feeding that habit.
Devils at work got goons dressed as angels.
Faith getting tested everyday from different angles.
Sign of the times, is it myth is it fact.
Media's feeding us fabricated facts.
Pumping fear in the weak minded individuals.
Most politicians are white collar criminals.
Scientists trying to play God in the lab.
Abusing the power that, God let em have.
Believe what you want, I'm just voicing my opinions.
Rebel with a cause not a socialite minion.
When they gone legalize weed cross the states?
Guess its when they figure out how much they can make.
***Good times hard to come by. That's why most of us stuck in the hard times.
Not if you got God in your life. A lot of lost souls still starving for life.***
The older that I get the less bullshit I take.
Time gets me wiser realizing what's at stake.
My life, is like a chess game but at the same time,
It ain't a game in racing for the finish line.
So when I get there, I'll savoir major victory.
I pray to God cuz the devil trying to get me.
Actually he got a grip I'm trying to break loose.
Thankfully I'm in control of what my heart do.
Life ain't all bad as it might seem.
Coked up motherfuckers selling pipe dreams.
Am I less than a man because I ball,
On a budget. Why front? My stacks aint tall.
Back against the wall so I'm fighting with a vengeance.
S on many chest for the struggle like a pendant.
My rhymes are documentaries, I give you little clips.
I see a lot of coonery, rhymes like slave ships.
***Good times hard to come by. That's why most of us stuck in the hard times.
Not if you got God in your life. A lot of lost souls still starving for life.***
Track Name: Insomnia
I'm under pressure like I'm racing time,
There ain't no shot clock, yet and still I feel I'm wasting time.
The ball's in my court so I'm forced to chalk another line.
Seems like I ain't winning. I guess we'll see on down the line.
Maybe I should take it to glorifying crimes in my rhymes.
Naw I'll just stick to my guns and glorify life in rhymes.
I am a picture of realness, most of you niggas fake.
Fairytaling, animated, whole persona fake.
Just do you I'm trying to get it, I got mouths to feed.
Hope I can do it with food for thought, it's your mind I feed.
Yea I struggle, even with a 9 to 5 and shit.
Keep fucking up my money by buying this stupid shit.
I aint afraid to talk about what I see in the mirror.
My luck is bad, I must've broke a couple dozen mirrors.
It ain't all bad cause I get stronger when I fall or fail.
Don't try to stop me cause I guarantee you're bound to fail.
Time'll tell.
***HOOK***
I am most comfortable when I am solo.
I don't think people understand me I'm a little loco.
I make it work though. I am surely a one of a kind.
If you look close enough, you will see a beautiful mind.
At the same time I have a fear that I won't mount to much.
Expect the worst and hope best, that way I'm never crushed.
I'm from the dust so I am grounded and I'm always humble.
And I stay hungry, if you're close enough you hear the rumble.
From my stomach, change is coming I can taste success.
Maybe God thinks I needed more time to face the stress.
Ain't worried bout it, I'm fighting my way up from the bottom.
I am a soldier, blood of a lion until I'm rotting.
Spit in the face of adversity, you can kiss my ass.
And eat the peanuts out my shit and hope you choke on gas.
That's how I feel about you haters, guess I'm a hater cause I hate haters.
I show love to those who show love back and help me on my way up.
***Hook***
If I spent all my time caring about what others feel.
Trying to please everybody when would I have time to live.
I ain't trying to be selfish just trying to get it man.
Ain't nobody going to get it for me, fighting hard no pain no gain.
Bout to go full throttle I know haters dont want that.
I gotta hustle, tired of struggle I know that the real feel that.
If I fall, I'll get up, cuz it'll only make me stronger.
Crabs in a barrel don't want me out, only want to pull me under.
***HOOK***
Track Name: Real Talk
I say I'm speaking that real, I spit it just how I live it.
I don't pray enough but when I do I know that god hears it.
Should be locked up in prison, for the shit that I did.
Guess there is a plan for me I just don't know what it is.
And I say, sometimes I'm lost, still I keep moving forward.
Trying to turn the lights on for my future my past is horrid.
I won't bore you with stories, that's a need to know basis.
In a way you could say I'm sleep cuz I'm steadily dream chasing.
Sometimes life is a bitch, gotta strangle that hoe.
Really don't have respect for those who are quick to let go.
I'm a soldier by choice, so salute when you see me.
Got the mind of a sniper, so think twice if you're scheming.
Heart is beating only realism, through my veins.
Since I put the liquor down I started dealing with pain.
Been numb for so long, I forgot how to feel. You might see me smiling but my heart is cold ad steel.
***I got no time for you haters, I got enough that I deal with. Please just stay out of my sight cuz you ain't right for my spirit. I got love in my soul, I got hate in my heart. I get confused in my mind, sometimes can't tell them apart. Feels like I'm trapped in a struggle. Will it ever be easy? Constant fight with my demons. Deep inside I am screaming. So I gotta stay strong, it'll get worse fore it's better. I see clear skies in the distance just gotta get through this weather***
My baby momma won't let me, see my daughter she tripping.
Holding my past against me, that's no longer how I'm living.
Moved to another state, won't tell me where they stay.
Her new man talking reckless now that they moved far away.
Really what can I say? That there is outta my control.
Yea I know but I won't incriminate myself on a song.
Love my daughter to death and she knows that I love her.
But sometimes I thinking, I should've wore a rubber.
I blame that on her mother, she showed me how a bitch is.
Women ain't all bitches, so don't get that line twisted.
My advise to you is, pay attention to the signs.
See the red flag, pull her to the side lines. Show her the game plan, if she ain't rocking with it,
Nip that shit in the bud, watch the rocks she'll be kicking.
Bitches can be so spiteful, my best friend turned to rival.
Put my hand on the bible, hope I don't get another one like you.
***I got no time for you haters, I got enough that I deal with. Please just stay out of my sight cuz you ain't right for my spirit. I got love in my soul, I got hate in my heart. I get confused in my mind, sometimes can't tell them apart. Feels like I'm trapped in a struggle. Will it ever be easy? Constant fight with my demons. Deep inside I am screaming. So I gotta stay strong, it'll get worse fore it's better. I see clear skies in the distance just gotta get through this weather***
I pay my own rent and bills, some of y'all know how that feels.
Yea, I live check to check, its like I'm fighting uphill.
So I invest in myself cuz I got little support. I can't wait for the chapter where I get paid off my dope.
I put my life in these lines, like my life's on the line.
Most of these rappers be lying, making it harder to get mine.
So I just keep on pushing. Life won't slow down for no one.
Once that casket is closed up, ain't no doing it over.
Make the best out ya business. Stay the hell out of mine!
Unless you helping me grind, lets not waste each others time.
Life is all about survival, I see it as a jungle. Try my best not to hit the dirt even though I might stumble.
I be hearing the mumbles from you non believers.
So I stand up and firm, for the underachievers.
I got that weight on my back but I still carry the load.
I chose to feed my soul when I came to that fork in the road.
***I got no time for you haters, I got enough that I deal with. Please just stay out of my sight cuz you ain't right for my spirit. I got love in my soul, I got hate in my heart. I get confused in my mind, sometimes can't tell them apart. Feels like I'm trapped in a struggle. Will it ever be easy? Constant fight with my demons. Deep inside I am screaming. So I gotta stay strong, it'll get worse fore it's better. I see clear skies in the distance just gotta get through this weather***
Track Name: Make Me Happy
I remember back in the day when I was a little youngin.
I would go outside to play with the other hood youngins.
Football on the street, skinned up knees.
No screaming fouls, no bandaid, let it bleed.
Freeze tag, manhunt, hide and go get it.
Street lights came on, damn Ima get it.
Our crib wasn't the best place to go.
Me and my sister made the best out of it tho.
We would sit around talking bout how life could be.
We would fantasize on how life would be.
Stood back to back as we fought through the struggle.
Covered each other's ass when ever we got in trouble.
Our crib was like the hang out spot.
Other words hang out for the other young have-nots.
I was the first on the block to have a Nintendo.
That's when I figured out how fake friends come and go....for real tho.
***TALK***
Keep pushing through the struggle things will get better.
No matter how hard it gets, don't let up.
We are strong by nature.
If we keep pushing, will hit pay dirt.
I escape hurt by dipping into music.
I cook up the work anytime I write music.
Can't appreciate the Sun without the clouds.
Gotta find something everyday that makes you smile.
Your worth something to someone, don't forget that.
Your a guiding light, lead the pack.
Good times outweigh the bad when you look at it.
You woke up right? That's another chance.
To keep the scales tipped in your favor.
I know we have dreams so you must chase em.
Soon as soon as you wake up, it's never too late.
Until the credits roll at the end of your movie.
***TALK***
Sent down from the heavens above,
Was a beautiful being so precious that I'll always love.
The sun shine brighter when you came to earth.
Simply priceless is how I explain your worth.
Your mother's named you, you have my last name.
We made you out of love, so that's your middle name.
I'm working, to provide the things you need.
Yea it's been a rough road let me tell you a few things.
Don't give up, if the outcome is good.
Choose your friends wisely don't be what you ain't.
Keep your hygiene up, take care of yourself.
Don't be afraid to ask if you need some help.
You make me smile and I return those.
Whenever we together, I don't want to let you go.
Life will get better, as we go down the road.
And one more thing, daddy loves you Cleo.
***TALK***
Track Name: Organix
Microphone fiend I’m dope no rehab°
Aint had dope in a while you bout to relapse°
I supply raw lines, givin out nose bleeds°
Some of y'all need it I see a lot of cloning°
I’m so high I use the moon to flick my ash out°
High off life, I’ma cop till I cash out°
Say it with your chest out show me that you mean it°
A lot of shit I’m hearin now days I don’t believe it°
Heads in the clouds so I speak with the thunder°
Drop heavy shit you can feel the ground rumble°
Spit monkey bars this is far from a play ground°
Beast on beats animal don’t play round°
Wild as a stray bullet head huntin guillotine°
When I grip the mic guarantee I’ll have you seeing things°
Timothy Leary on microphone devices°
Don’t want the crown but you can call me your highness°
***Authentic artifacts this is how I rant. Dance round the ring and I'm feeling like a champ. Apex predator, top of the food chain. Bully y'all suckas, make the competition mood change***
I keep on banging like a hype in the basement°
Got you running hard but I'm creeping like Jason°
Talk mad loud but you ain't sayin to much°
That's why I hate y'all nigga's like the Ku Klux°
Can't stand ignorance unless its done tastefully°
Half of y'all soft like bakery's pastries°
Used to rock cornrows till I started baldin°
Never catch me wearing pants looking like they falling°
Got my own style on the Mic and in real life°
Hot coals is what walking in my shoes feel like°
Life riding me so I guess I'm bout to come up°
Hand cuff ya hoe, I swing wood like a nun-chucks°
Gotta stay strapped and I'm talking bout the latex°
Don't need another hand digging in my pay check°
Work like a slave till I'm living like a king°
Bring heat so I'm bout to get a ring with the team°
***Authentic artifacts this is how I rant. Dance round the ring and I'm feeling like a champ. Apex predator, top of the food chain. Bully y'all suckas, make the competition mood change***
Most of y'all wack and ya rhymes sound basic°
Me in the studio is something like a rape kit°
Pussy ass niggas actin hard like a dildo°
Teeth to the curb kick ya head with a steel toe°
That's what my rhymes like, say it ain't so°
Grew up in El Paso, wit G's and the Vatos°
Schizophrenic mind-state antisocial°
Try to test the skill and I'll turn you into roach food°
Lyrically roast you, flow volcanic°
Can't deny the fact that my rhymes worth mansions°
Ali trash talk, I can back it up tho°
Verse comes heavy like a heard of hungry buffalo°
Locomotive momentum when I hit the track up°
Stay out of my lane or get hit wit a mac truck°
Emcee cannibal, Hannibal, animal°
Careful when you gamble with human paranormal°
***Authentic artifacts this is how I rant. Dance round the ring and I'm feeling like a champ. Apex predator, top of the food chain. Bully y'all suckas, make the competition mood change***
Track Name: Next Life
Spontaneously combust, pyroclastic when I erupt.
I ignite any mic I touch, burn it up, got Dante's touch.
Bout to bust, no I'm gon blow, for you lames that's no homo.
Bruce Leroy yeah I got the glow, I'm the master, you already know.
Got the skills to get paid off this.
Gots to pay these dues and shit.
I'm a rebel, breaking rules.
It's my way, I ain't Usher dude.
Kiss the girls make em pirouette.
Blink of an eye, they appear all wet.
Hit it and quit it Gorilla hard on the hoe.
Pity the fool with feelings all in a hoe.
*** I don't know who be gassing you up.Life's a bitch, I'm smashing the slut. Every thrust, you can see I'm a nut. When I bust you can see it's with love***
Immaculate, its TEX the GREAT.
Better know the name, better know the face.
I'm a basket case with a handful of Spades. Cutting em up like Cuttco blades.
It's a murder on track I kill it.
Sodomized any beat I'm given.
I'm sick, not dastardly.
Feeling froggy here's a trampoline.
Life's a gamble, put it all on me.
Place your bet, I'm the guarantee.
Yes indeed, I got my seat at the top.
Birds eye view watch out when I drop.
Don't mean flop that's impossible.
Looking at the game like a pasta bowl.
Full of impostors, they need Oscars.
Trying to emulate what they see in the box office.
*** I don't know who be gassing you up.Life's a bitch, I'm smashing the slut. Every thrust, you can see I'm a nut. When I bust you can see it's with love***
Coffins get filled that way, I am I everyday I wake.
In my DNA, authentic traits, make suckers hate, what can I say.
Moons lined up right when I came to life.
Rhyme virgin tight when I grab the mic.
Pen turns to light, anytime I write.
This must be what a star feels like.
I'm shining, blinding, can't stop to rays.
I'm in a class of my own at the highest grade.
I'm coast to coast. I'm land to land.
Cyborg like with the mic for hand.
I'm fresh, making stupid dumb moves, on the come up.
If you in the same state of mind put your 1 up.
Thinking who really fucking with me, none-uh.
Better get ready bringing heat like summer.
*** I don't know who be gassing you up.Life's a bitch, I'm smashing the slut. Every thrust, you can see I'm a nut. When I bust you can see it's with love***