Of Illusion

by Tropidelic

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This Is... 01:30
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Fear is here with no place to go The shelves are empty, the bars are closed My ends are low without months of shows Hold on tight we’re going to chase the ghost (And it goes, and it goes) I’m waking up in a new world Things have changed since the night Everything seems unusual But I know it’ll be alright I’m waking up in a new world Things have changed since the night Everything seems unusual But I know it’ll be alright (Matisyahu) Hand to the man But you can’t stand me Stand free with a plan I’m ya main homie One to get ya out of a jam Just like family But I’m not Though I remind you a lot indeed Yes siree, hands up to the sky If you believe Stand free Weep when I breathe like a tree Words on the page dancing all around me Put together in a puzzle like a story that you see I’m waking up in a new world Things have changed since the night Everything seems unusual But I know it’ll be alright I’m waking up in a new world Things have changed since the night Everything seems unusual But I know it’ll be alright (Brandon Hardesty – Bumpin Uglies) Went to sleep part of a society Woke up in dystopian hell But it’s just another breakdown, another failed transmission It’s a drill in perseverance, ring that mother fucking bell I’m gonna keep surviving and bet it I’ma keep on climbing, yo I’ll adapt, it’s a fact, I’ll turn this metal into gold Turn this sorrow into soul, burn this pain like it’s coal, Torch this bitch like a bowl, this world is mine bought and sold I’m waking up in a new world Things have changed since the night Everything seems unusual But I know it’ll be alright I’m waking up in a new world Things have changed since the night Everything seems unusual But I know it’ll be alright (Jackson Wetherbee – The Elovaters) Waking up in the new world Guided by the visual Future made from digital Waking up in a new day Lightspeed step up in this day and age oh yea What a wonderful feeling to blast off to the sun you know Catch me moving up to the antigravity pull and so Take me up to the new world I know I’ll be alright alright I’m waking up in a new world Things have changed since the night Everything seems unusual But I know it’ll be alright I’m waking up in a new world Things have changed since the night Everything seems unusual But I know it’ll be alright
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I don't wanna to die I only feel alive for the first time I just wanna live in a world where you love me I got a lot to give We can share the things we’ve been blessed with I just want to live in a world where you love me You came like a mid-summer rain When the purples turn to greens to the south of the lakeshore It changed my frequency in ways That I couldn't quite explain but that I would surely pay for You knew that everything you'd do Would circumvent my brain and the sense it was made for Became my catalyst to change ‘Til I'm giving you my name there ain't shit to be ashamed for I don't wanna to die I only feel alive for the first time I just wanna live in a world where you love me I got a lot to give We can share the things we’ve been blessed with I just want to live in a world where you love me It’s strange the melodies that play When you finally awake from a state that was forelorn Engaged the crescendo of a heart A rejuvenating start in a way I was reborn Your cue was naturally subdued Like the rising of the moon Cascaded on the third ward You do whatever you may do If I'm standing next to you Then I'm only feelin’ grateful I don't wanna to die I only feel alive for the first time I just wanna live in a world where you love me I got a lot to give We can share the things we’ve been blessed with I just want to live in a world where you love me Benny Coleman – The Quasi Kings I don’t wanna die I only feel alive When you come back inside and you love me Through the tough times and the ugly Girl I know you hold no one above me And I couldn’t help but think of What a blessing you are to me Run away girl How could I possibly And baby don’t get me started on that booty This thing we got’s forever yeah Like in those stupid movies I don't wanna to die I only feel alive for the first time I just wanna live in a world where you love me I got a lot to give We can share the things we’ve been blessed with I just want to live in a world where you love me
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Roads: Reward is reserved for the one's that stayed awake The price you pay is not the same as what's at stake Ignore what came before, repeat the same mistakes The hands of change will surely work to turn your page Nobody's sleepin’ through the sound of a gun As it echoes round the spot or the block that your runnin’ from Your opinion ain't a necessary one if it ain't about the change that’s to come Nobody's sleepin’ through the sound of a gun As it echoes round the spot or the block that your comin’ from Their opinion ain't a necessary one if it ain't about the change that’s to come King Green (RDGLDGRN): Nobody learning in none of these schools Nobody notice the negligent fools Nobody notice just what they gon’ do None of these nurses are getting’ they due Nah I ain’t kneeling to nobody children Once was a baby they ruling the building Notice they talk notice the truth Scared that the people see nothing in you Nobody notice the lyrics and beat Notice the sample they noticing me I envy knowledge while y’all envy greed Vetting a prophet exploiting a niche Popular topics I’m trying to seize And all in a moment y’all trying to breathe It’s all just apart of the parliament scene The cowardice covered I painted it green Nobody's sleepin’ through the sound of a gun As it echoes round the spot or the block that your runnin’ from Your opinion ain't a necessary one if it ain't about the change that’s to come Nobody's sleepin’ through the sound of a gun As it echoes round the spot or the block that your comin’ from Their opinion ain't a necessary one if it ain't about the change that’s to come James: They’ll tell you everything you wanna hear Your choices disappear Pulling strings like puppeteers Yeah they found a way to Tap in and overhear At the wheel but no one steers We ain’t got no captains here So we’ll have to make due See your opinion aint necessary it’s kind of scary How ordinary is the character in dignitaries Our adversaries being praised as visionaries While your needs come secondary to a higher ups itinerary Nobody's sleepin’ through the sound of a gun As it echoes round the spot or the block that your runnin’ from Your opinion ain't a necessary one if it ain't about the change that’s to come Nobody's sleepin’ through the sound of a gun As it echoes round the spot or the block that your comin’ from Their opinion ain't a necessary one if it ain't about the change that’s to come
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Sunny days on the shores of the lake man Skateboards jumping cracks in the pavement Head high never “if” I’ma say “when” Days blur together and we wonder where the time went Get together when the sun goes down Pick up some liquor get people around The cops drive by so we don’t make a sound Put the beers in the bushes and get down on the ground Nobody let me drive home Working but we still broke Livin’ for the weekend but it’s over in an eighth note But all good things must come to an end Sun’s coming up and we should all go to bed The worries of the week start to fill my head I’d rather reminisce on sunny days instead I'm thinkin’ back to sunny days, yeah When every weekend we were Up to somethin’ crazy Our only mission Gettin’ laid and being lazy But nowadays it seems were livin’ for a paycheck yeah Thinking of those sunny days yeah Drugs in our system Made us a feel a funny way, yeah Nobody listened we were happy in the basement But now we only seem to worry how to pay rent yeah No Instagram, no snapchat No GPS, just MapQuest Just six dudes in a hatchback Trying to backtrack to the last gas station Everyone wore snapbacks Those old JanSport backpacks Friday nights played blackjack With spare change from our dad’s cache No rollin’ papers? No problem Grab a pop can and bobby pin Everything then was so opposite We were doing dumb shit with no consequence but Life came and changed real quick Gotta keep the lights on, food in the fridge So I had to watch my lifelong friends just switch But how I still wish we were living like kids I'm thinkin’ back to sunny days, yeah When every weekend we were Up to somethin’ crazy Our only mission Gettin’ laid and being lazy But nowadays it seems were livin’ for a paycheck yeah Thinking of those sunny days yeah Drugs in our system Made us a feel a funny way, yeah Nobody listened we were happy in the basement But now we only seem to worry how to pay rent yeah (Devin The Dude) Smoking weed with friends of mine Feeling fine but not killin' time Writing raps, spittin' rhymes First come, first serve, get in line Studio, pussy, weed and alcohol Stayin' up all night no bath at all No bills to pay but payin’ dues At the same time I'm tryin' to stay in school Maybe skipped a class or two But when you want some ass, that's what you have to do Now it's different, times have changed I'm all grown up now, I'm a man But responsibilities hit ya hard Want shit today, need shit tomorrow Gotta go out and get it, no fun and games Can't help but think about sunny days I'm thinkin’ back to sunny days, yeah When every weekend we were Up to somethin’ crazy Our only mission Gettin’ laid and being lazy But nowadays it seems were livin’ for a paycheck yeah Thinking of those sunny days yeah Drugs in our system Made us a feel a funny way, yeah Nobody listened we were happy in the basement But now we only seem to worry how to pay rent yeah
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Nothing I need to borrow ‘Cause I might not see tomorrow Livin’ life like a snowman Not knowin’ if the cold lasts It’s been my greatest pleasure To redefine what it is to measure Happiness in its truest form I must admit that it feels like I stole it all Here I go, with the flow livin’ life like a snowman On the road, doin’ shows, never knowin’ when my moment will come It’s the devil I know It’s been cold, so I’m okay livin’ like a snowman I’ll play the role just as long as it snows and the temperature’s low (Reflection always stings like a motherfucker) (I’m a winner in the winter, don’t need the summer) (Reflection always stings like a motherfucker) (I got a lot to get so I get to runnin’) (Jared Watson – Dirty Heads) Poppin’ the top and the heat goes out Standin’ on top of the Tetons now Can’t be stopped, rock till my feet goes out If the beat goes out, there’s a reason now We are beyond proud Saints to the crown, snaking ’em out Drive them out, makin’ people proud It’s the trouble that ya been through Rubble that ya sift through Ashes on they lips taste the dirt when they kiss you Your soul has weight When it’s filled, it is blissful, never let another man down, down, down Here I go, with the flow livin’ life like a snowman On the road, doin’ shows, never knowin’ when my moment will come It’s the devil I know It’s been cold, so I’m okay livin’ like a snowman I’ll play the role just as long as it snows and the temperature’s low The ocean’s far and my mind’s a twisted maze So by in large I’m even more inclined to stay My roots are deep in this frozen grounded place So I welcome the wind against my face It’s another beautiful day Here I go, with the flow livin’ life like a snowman On the road, doin’ shows, never knowin’ when my moment will come It’s the devil I know It’s been cold, so I’m okay livin’ like a snowman I’ll play the role just as long as it snows and the temperature’s low
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Criminal 03:47
Back when New Orleans was under water Back when the disease was in control Back when I deceived somebody's daughter Back when I believed we still had souls Back when I was too young to see Everything in front of me I was uncomfortably numb, a dichotomy Of feeling invincible and feeling invisible A reprehensible fool and a criminal Back when I was too young to see Everything in front of me I was uncomfortably numb, a dichotomy Of feeling invincible and feeling invisible A reprehensible fool and a criminal Back when all the sheep were led to slaughter Back when I wouldn't leave if no one left Back when I couldn't sleep with my dishonor Back when I was naive and unrepentant Back when I was too young to see Everything in front of me I was uncomfortably numb, a dichotomy Of feeling invincible and feeling invisible A reprehensible fool and a criminal Back when I was too young to see Everything in front of me I was uncomfortably numb, a dichotomy Of feeling invincible and feeling invisible A reprehensible fool and a criminal I didn't want you to notice I didn't want you to know I didn't want you to notice I didn't want you to know That I'm a criminal Back when I was too young to see Everything in front of me I was uncomfortably numb, a dichotomy Of feeling invincible and feeling invisible A reprehensible fool and a criminal
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Always been more punk rock then one drop Spent twenty-six nights at a truck stop ‘Cause I never been the type that punch clocks Fit my whole damn life in a lunch box There's been good times and tough talk Hard lines and mugshots But new achievements unlocked With the beats that make your trunk rock Ain’t so bad as a nomad ‘Til you have to go back home with your broke ass Then you gotta mow grass ‘cause no you got no cash Even though you just played shows that were so packed Won't break ‘til I hear that bone snap Won't quit ‘til I'm as dope as George Jones, Boz Scaggs I'm a Rolling Stone, topaz Rolling, Rolling Stone If you don't have one, you're always home Rolling, lonesome road If you don't have one, you're always home (Big dreams and no means Long roads and no sleep Wheels on the concrete) No home when I go home ain’t got a place to call my own so I just lay low kids with halos let me crash when I’m low on pesos They know That it all gonna come right back Pull the rabbit from the hat Yeah poof like that Our cups runneth over so now every time we look back we can’t help but to laugh Been at it for years been all over the map The growths exponential yeah you do the math I’m humbled by all of the people who open their homes to a vagabond honing his craft So thank you We keep it movin’ so it’s time to hit the road But y’all the only reason that I’m even coming home I’m a Rolling, Rolling Stone If you don't have one, you're always home Rolling, lonesome road If you don't have one, you're always home (Big dreams and no means Long roads and no sleep Wheels on the concrete) No rest for the weary, clearly That's why I'm on the road every other day yearly Because staying home works less than my hearing We drive all night like Golden Earring Learning but it's burning, searing Humbled by that earnest feeling Turning but there's no one steering But I have no other way of dealing I'm sorry that I missed your birthday Please don't take it personally Wanna be home in the worst way But it's all in a work day Can't wait til I hit that warm bed And catch a cold shower when the tour ends And get a back rub from my girlfriend But it’s still a long way home from Portland Rolling, Rolling Stone If you don't have one, you're always home Rolling, lonesome road If you don't have one, you're always home
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(James:) My heart skips a beat when you pull onto my street I was gone for three weeks but you waited to see me It’s concrete, the love was once deep I finally found peace, but gave up the key I never question the direction that the wind blows Maybe that’s a sign that I should let go Ever since I lost you, I never felt so far from home I don’t want to think about it anymore When I’m with you girl it feels like home I’ll try my best not to pick up the phone Lookin’ for you at the end of the show Sorry that you gotta hear this on the radio Whether we’re high on a mountain lifted Or we’re down in the valleys low Really don’t matter the condition When I’m with you it feels like home We set out on the open ocean But it might as well be my front door Truer words were never spoken When I’m with you it feels like home (Feels like home) (Shwayze:) I know this is godsend in the room I work the hardest Livin’ out a suitcase, the life of a starving artist Traveling the globe, following the harvest And when I’m feelin’ low, remember home is where the heart is How can I put this simply Got rid of the toxicity Set my intentions mentally Can’t tell what you did for me I’m really in love with this life, before it was a friend to me Now I sing every night, when I’m gone I hope they remember me It ain’t enough to thank you all (thank you all) For making this so memorable (yeah) Before the final curtain call Whether we’re high on a mountain lifted Or we’re down in the valleys low Really don’t matter the condition When I’m with you it feels like home We set out on the open ocean But it might as well be my front door Truer words were never spoken When I’m with you it feels like home (Roads:) Change comes but support is strong The only way that we made it for so long Things change and it once seemed impossible As far away as we go it still feels like home And it’s all ‘cause the friends turn to family When you hit the shows like a stampede All of us are rare breed, home is where we can be It’s true you make me feel like a champion When I’m up against a wall And nothing’s making sense at all You’re the ones that keep me strong Whether we’re high on a mountain lifted Or we’re down in the valleys low Really don’t matter the condition When I’m with you it feels like home We set out on the open ocean But it might as well be my front door Truer words were never spoken When I’m with you it feels like home (Feels like home)
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Busted Kids 03:19
To navigate the truth Through our apathy in youth Just so happened to be useful We were sneaking booze Up to Annabella's roof Slowly chippin’ at our tombstones Codeine made the sun set slow We'd run it up a flagpole so everyone knows That we didn't care if you cared Had no sense of fear Loaded Nothin’ in our heads but drugs Life was just an ocean We were taking by the undertow Feelin' all but hopeless But we were complacent though Didn't have a fuck to give so we gave none We were always busted kids since day one Felt like a rope when we were hopeless I didn’t think that we could both end up so broken We wasn’t scared cause we were living in the moment You said let’s do this and I thought that you were joking But her daddy didn’t know what she was doing for work Sooner rather than later someone’s gonna get hurt We were in the fast lane but we’re stuck in reverse And I was looking for the door but she was wearing my shirt So Loaded Nothin’ in our heads but drugs Life was just an ocean We were taking by the undertow Feelin' all but hopeless But we were complacent though Didn't have a fuck to give so we gave none We were always busted kids since day one The freedom to live in the moment The power to do what we wanted But all Loaded Nothin’ in our heads but drugs Life was just an ocean We were taken by the undertow Feelin' all but hopeless But we were complacent though Didn't have a fuck to give so we gave none We were always busted kids since day one

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released November 13, 2020

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Tropidelic Cleveland, Ohio

The six-piece band from Cleveland, Ohio may be far from any tropical islands, but that doesn’t stop them from dishing out an interesting mix of reggae, hip-hop and high energy funk for audiences across the country.

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