On the Rocks feat. Grynch

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produced by Thaddeus Gincig

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[Chorus: Casey G & Good Matters]
How many questions can one mind hold?
And how many times can mine unfold?
As I slowly descend. I'm just trying to blend
Little pieces of me, without making a mess
(repeat)

[Verse 1: Casey G]
You remember the phase? The earlier grades
When popular girls always writing your name?
Well if that was your life guy, then it must've been nice right?
To find you that limelight at an early age. (True fucking story.)
If only life could be as simple as getting a peak at 10 years down the way
But there's a certain sense of urgency that's lurking, when you searching for your purpose
Got your work cut out each round that you play
Or maybe that's just me. Feel me though
I ain't been sleeping much. I'm deep in thought, alone a lot
And some would say I'm growing up, but I can't tell if I'm old enough
And truth be told, I'm slowing up and I don't mean backward Forrest Gump
I just been trying to think things through. C'mon let's roll one up
I'm thinking if money's only paper, then why is that shit worth so much?
And if a heart don't actually break, then how does that shit hurt so much?
Yo, I'm working through some things but ain't we all, that's half the fun of it
Alive at 27. Welcome. Join us

[Chorus: Casey G & Good Matters]
How many questions can one mind hold?
And how many times can mine unfold?
As I slowly descend. I'm just trying to blend
Little pieces of me, without making a mess
(repeat)

[Verse 2: Grynch]
Look: See every now and then, my mind wanders, I get to thinking
Trying to stay afloat up in this life. It's like this ship is sinking
And so I get to drinking, tryna drown these problems quick
Wishing I could find a more stable path to follow it
And if you got a problem, then it's best that you acknowledge it
But pride can be a bitch, it's like you choking if you swallow it. Damn
I swear at times, happiness it can be hard to find
Ain't feeling like myself, got hella negative shit on my mind
In this rat race, it's wild, how quickly you can fall behind
They say the biggest nemesis of man, yeah it's always time
Trying to make the most. For real. Y'all it's next to broke
Feeling like I'm just a joke. It's whack, because my shit is dope
Though I'm blessed, sometimes I'm straight up depressed
Sick and tired of acquiring the days full of stress
But life's a process, yeah they say it's a test
I'm taking it yes. Hope I pass without making a mess. Yes


[Chorus: Casey G & Good Matters]
How many questions can one mind hold?
And how many times can mine unfold?
As I slowly descend. I'm just trying to blend
Little pieces of me, without making a mess
(repeat)

[Verse 3: Good Matters]
I don't recall the last time that I felt rested
Missing answers made so easy I could have probably guessed it
I remember in my youth I always felt blessed
But the blessings lacking faith, became uninterested
I thought my life would be an odyssey
They'd have me down in books where they would misinterpret me
They'd talk about the things I'd done and all that I had seen
But really all I'd done was just be I, myself and me. Tough to say really
If today was gonna be good, bad, sad, fun
Judging by it so far, I'll be surely glad I had one
But just one, the allotment here sucks
By the time you get it right, you've already had enough of
Two faces, inner rage wasted at the placement on the pavement
In the rat races. Am I racing?
I don't know. Feels like I'm standing by
Just waving at the racers like dreams into the night

[Chorus: Casey G & Good Matters]
How many questions can one mind hold?
And how many times can mine unfold?
As I slowly descend. I'm just trying to blend
Little pieces of me, without making a mess
(repeat)

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from Eloquent Scoundrels Vol. 2, released September 24, 2013
mixed and mastered by IG88 and Jesus Chris Willis

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The Bad Tenants Seattle, Washington

The Bad Tenants are three guys who write dope raps and play instruments and sing blues and spin vinyl and combine it all for a sound that’s soulful and unique.
The live show is memorable. See it for yourself and you’ll understand.
Seattle, by way of Bellingham, Wa.
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