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Daylight

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You my friend got some learning to do
High expectations affirming your truth
Your truth is a liar, see your pants been on fire
And you can't see beyond your funeral pyre
Your usual ire is directed at self
Inwards you look, in words you tell
Everyone your thoughts, everybody your dreams
Your dream it seems might be out of your reach
Alarm clock you're on your final snooze
Hard knocks, might be your time to lose
But losing might not be what you think
Might just be the best for you, you could find a new thing
It can be confusing, find yourself refusing
To believe that moving on is improving on
Everything that you've done, everywhere that you've been
But who do I think I'm fooling?

Because I know
I got some problems with the daylight
But I still think on my way right
Somebody tell me I'm okay, right?
I'm okay, right?

Back then you would never let this even be an option
You would not accept this, feckless
Old you probably woulda told you
This is what you're meant for, you remember, don't you?
Mixtapes, sitting in the basement, chasing all roads
You've become complacent, face it, follow
Your heart, your brain lies to you
All those faces your art changes
Meet somewhere in the past when, back then
We see a future, time's what you had then
Have now, ten years you can reflect on
Let dawn be the day, daylight lead the way
And you my friend got more learning to do
But you friend still got a burning in you
And you spend all day searching for truth
So my friend, I've been searching for you

Because I know
I got some problems with the daylight
But I still think on my way right
Somebody tell me I'm okay, right
I'm okay, right?

Spending all your time in the dark
Where your heart can't grow
And you might go blind

Spending all your energy on shade
Been an enemy to daylight
Fight that shine

You can find a match in the room
You know what to do
Live a life that's plain

Or you can drag that match on the flint
Get a candle stick
And ignite that flame

Because I know
I got some problems with the daylight
But I still think on my way right
Somebody tell me I'm okay, right?
I'm okay, right?

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from Out To Sea, released May 24, 2019
prod. Alcapella
Additional production by Ill Poetic

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Chris Orrick Detroit, Michigan

Chris Orrick is the patron saint of a poisoned world. The blue-collar MC writes spiteful chants for the permanently scarred, death letters for the forgotten, surly hymns for charcoal lungs. Think Bukowski on an eloquent bender, swapping wine for whiskey, a notepad for a glowing LED screen, the race track for the recording booth. These are anthems for the irate, over-educated and under-valued. ... more

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