Picking Flowers Next To RoadKill

by KRISTOFF KRANE

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released 15 May 2010

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KRISTOFF KRANE Minneapolis, Minnesota

Kristoff Krane (born Christopher M. Keller on November 2, 1983) is a multi-genre recording artist from the Twin Cities, MN. Krane is known for his erratic, stream-of-consciousness approach to writing, freestyling and performing. Recently, Krane joined forces with close friends, No Bird Sing and Kill The Vultures forming a collective called FtoItoX. ... more

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Track Name: Picking Flowers Next To RoadKill.
PFN2RD - Picking Flowers Next To RoadKill

I sat Cahoots Coffee Shop quarter past seven
Relaxed, he walked up, he said he ran out of gas
I said, what? Said "your stuck well let me help, I’d love to help"

He looked me dead into my eyes and said that he’d do it himself

"Okay, but if I may just take a peek into your car
I’d like to reassure myself that I can truly play a part"

I did, it was as close to empty as I was to giving in
I grabbed my wallet with my left and with my right I reached for his
Wasn’t sure how to feel or exactly what to think
All I could do was take it in and hope and pray
He wouldn’t take advantage of my weakness
Call it that, there is no shame

I feel not bad for being kind, it’s in my nature to regain
That faith I had in human beings right before he beat me up
Drank up all my coffee, grabbed my cash and stole my car
Now who’s to blame for the war
Was the price paid in full
Or did the decisions I make do nothing but support the kill?

[[Hook]]
Everyone I know is oppressed.
Everyone I know causes pain.
Everyone I know is depressed.
Everyone I know is afraid to stand naked.
Everyone I know I invent.

Picking flowers next to roadkill, hold still
Till the cold chill owns you, no will.
Go build, destroy but you won’t build
No guilt, the choice is the whole feel. (2x)

Cherokee Park, meditating, kicked in the face, I awoke
I was shook, I could finally taste pain
Met the Devil's daughter, she was lost
Claimed she never met her father and resented her mom, codename: God.

"Look at me", I said. She shut her eyes, and said "Okay",
When I opened mine back up, it seemed that she had went away.
I considered accepting the chance that it was meant to be
I was alone the whole time, because she let me be.

Too deep to think it's empty, she actually meant well,
Even though her effort led to Heaven, her head still reflected Hell.
Any stranger from a block away could see her motives were in ruins
But either way, a cry for wolf is still a cry...

Hold the bruise, I try to use the best of both worlds presented
But I typically go overboard, abusing one perspective, a fool.

I was a slave to my habits that indeed create the waves, so you can try to save the planet, but...

[[Hook]]
Everyone I know is oppressed.
Everyone I know causes pain.
Everyone I know is depressed.
Everyone I know is afraid to stand naked.
Everyone I know, I invent.

Picking Flowers Next to Roadkill, hold still
Till the cold chill owns you, no will
Go build, destroy what you won't build
No guilt, the choice is the whole feel (2x)
Track Name: Brighter Side.
PFN2RK - Brighter Side

Sleep in regrets secrets free sin from infancy deep breath sea sick
Begin amnesia dream now to leave it all behind and no longer believe in doubt
Clue, we shed same skin at different times
In each season check the leaves if I'm colored blind, sunlight to moonstruck
Evenings, freezing, wheezing, till the top of every mountains top
Reminds me that in no way is this happening for no reason

The page you always skip is the one that keeps repeating (2x)

Itself and I felt like I dealt with it well
Despite the fact I yelled for help when I fell
Go tell
I can see the dirt puddle disguised as a well

But when I go to take a drink there's only enough mud
For myself and no cup for the others
I want the patience to calm a crying baby
After left for complaining it was theft
Now remaining a connection with our mother
Over due and overslept through a couple billion relative to death forever meant to rediscover.

[[hook]]

I wonder if a brighter side exists (exists)
On the other side of the fence
He managed to climb
She decided to dance
I guess you had to be there
In pretense.

I can't count how many times I stopped to think
About the lives I could have touched
But I was busy being bought, sold, told to lie
Stuck, with that feeling in my gut
Like my butterfly never made it home safe
And in no way will that old slave hold me down
in that cold cave by my souls cape
So I smile.

When I was young enough to know
That nothing ever dies
The object of my obsession
Became the tears in others eyes

The mirror.
Such a wide range of desires,
It's clear,
It all adds up so quick
But it's divided by the same fear
As our fire, gets higher, to tired and uninspired
To figure out exactly why we're here,
By messing with the wires built on top of rusty gears
Or perhaps the trap is in the mind of a messiah who steers
Up a beaten path and meets a friend the pioneer.

The ride was smooth in the beginning but what bloomed
Soon did disappear in the ruins of what was living
Proof that everything we choose to do
Moves through fear,
It's nothing new
In fact I'm used to losing you
When I'm not here.

[[hook]]
I wonder if a brighter side exists (exists)
On the other side of the fence
He managed to climb
She decided to dance
I guess you had to be there
In pretense.

(I wonder if a brighter side exists
on the other side of the fence
he managed to climb
he decided to dance
they watched.)
Track Name: Leave The Summer.
PFN2RK - Leave The Summer

They're on the I don't wanna leave the summer
I'm more on the let the storm wander, with the feed back hunger
Mother never mumbles under breath
Says "Treat the world like you love it and that's how you'll be treated back"
I seldom hesitate when called into the light
Because I know there's someone else alive who feels the same as I do,
If I take a stand and follow my guide perhaps I'll become a leader in the eyes
If I go blind tomorrow
Still caught in the past, not afraid to admit
If lost I gotta ask "What's the task ive been given?"
Cuz if I miss what I pass on the path when it twists
There'd be no journey in the visit like it already happened but didn't
I'm not alone, that's all I really need for the comforting realization that nothing is guaranteed
I want nothing in return but the peace that something stole
And once I find out where it was I'd say I knew and so I don't.

[[hook]]

There's a rainbow making fun of where my suns afraid to go
If i tickle let it touch it's just enough to make it grow
If I let it get to close then I suppose it wasn't real
That's how memory controls the suffering that makes me feel
Out of control confused afraid to keep it warm
War is leading me astray and Im not too sure what it's for

I've learned how to hurt I can learn how to heal
A turn for the worst is a new earth to build
I've got an niche for intervention when disease is wild
But prefer a firm connection to preserve my inner child
Enter winter as a sinner and forgive the saint
Knight in shining armor first to picture what it's like to sink
Or swim. It all comes in waves
so concerned with the ending that the moment drifts away.
I don't float like I used to so I refuse to promote self control if it's suited to abuse you
Let the swing sway sideways blacked out set spring time fever free with a breath stretched out
Stressed out from the peace that I know something stole
If I find out where it was I'd say I knew and so I don't
Yet I'm grateful, when I stop in my tracks and think about what I have
instead of falling in that trap again.

[[hook]]

There's a rainbow making fun of where my suns afraid to go
If i tickle let it touch it's just enough to make it grow
If I let it get to close then I suppose it wasn't real
That's how memory controls the suffering that makes me feel
Out of control confused afraid to keep it warm
Warm is leading me astray and im not too sure what it's for

There's a rainbow making fun of where my suns afraid to go (2x)
Track Name: Snake In The Grass.
PFN2RK- Snake in the Grass

There is something on my mind that I know I have to do
Pay a bill, call a friend, make the bed, swallow food
All in all it's all ok, when I choose to follow through
But who's to the say the one who found the truth
Won't wobble in his boots
The laws are misconstrued I give to you the guilt
That in the news the miserable don't always fall to sin
The images they sent to you were models that were bent
With the intention to convince you that your world is hell again
So tell a friend, spell the code, play a game of telephone
His magnetic pull to benefit will melt the self control
Even if the bones are broke on both sides
Find me at the joint where it bends,
Open eyes, hope to float, no we won't
Ever get to the decision where the point will begin
In where our choices cross paths with disappointment
I just enjoy this till the little noises
In my void get so boisterous I cant avoid them
So hold up and tell me something that I don't already know
What they say is that I suffer from a social buddha bruises comatose
I use the music and pursue the road to home
Determine our condition by your views and soon we'll loose it gun to throne
(go away)
We don't need you any more
We'll be ok, do what we love
And share the gain accordingly
Your kitchen floor is filled with poison, petals, soap and rain
But our fire pit aspires to remove ocean from rain.

[[hook]]
(There's a snake in the grass)
Take a bath please take off your mask
Rebuild the bridge go do something great with yourself
Come on back and tell us all about
The way you reacted.
(There's a snake in the grass)
Take a bath, please take off your mask
Rebuild the bridge go do something great with yourself
Come on back and tell us all about
the way you adapted

(It's a little like that.)

Billboards for the kids shelter for the elderly
Acupuncture saves lives, ginger root the tummy ache
Hug your neighbor, catch the flu, system never was immune
The proof is in the pudding our environment is the ruins
In the tomb, on a cloud, in the womb, it's a shame
Now we know it's the moon that makes the fool misbehave
Proper posture skeleton, no pharaohs gonna take you home
Awareness is intelligence, naked with nothing to show
Save the skin, buy some clothes
Either way it's our survival
Your defense is my mistake
I'm afraid to face the primal
Third world, global rape know the truth, walk away
Be confused it's all the same know how we've changed while getting used
New life, dead end, old past, suffocate
Suffering will drive me mad, that's why I'll always pump the brakes
A body full of water, and a mindful of seeds
Some grow to be tall and some fall to the weeds

Love.

[[hook]]
(There's a snake in the grass)
Take a bath please take off your mask
Rebuild the bridge go do something great with yourself
Come on back and tell us all about
The way you reacted.
(There's a snake in the grass)
Take a bath, please take off your mask
Rebuild the bridge go do something great with yourself
Come on back and tell us all about
the way you adapted

Newspaper, microwaves, penicillin overdose,
Head cold, antibiotic, narcotic under tones
Oil rig machines, celebrity death trap,
The next cheap laugh,sold as a trend to the vulnerable,
Meth lab, diamond ring, poison in the well water,
Stained with the same fate, pray for their only daughter,
Money comes, money goes, Hollywood, runny nose,
38, point blank, dirty bullet, gutter hose,
Underpaid, overworked, mass manipulation,
Magazines, slim muscle tone, intimidation,
Trouble with a capital, Tea tax, uncomfortable
Kneecaps, still shaky from the 83 invasion
Take me to the fire where they only know to share
And heal the tired and the sick through a story bout the sun and air
Cause somehow I wound up in a perfect little space
Where it always looks better then it tastes
And I'm scared to walk away.
Track Name: Dream.
PFN2RK - Dream

I remember childhood bloom
Memories untouched kick kiss boom
Mess swept under the rug, ahead
Never the one who bled enough to fix this wound.
Friend of the miserable hangin from a sky
Born wolf pack sheep turned butterfly dead flower.

Shower with a mind full of paint
To give praise and thanks to my mother my father
For ever making the decision to bring
Another voice to a choir that could already sing.

It’s no surprise when living the dream
I get so sick of feeling high it gives me reason to sink.
The same reason why the mystery stings,
And why the man on the corners got a trick up his sleeve.
For every panhandled daughter knows a prince of the thieves
So Ima stand here as long as it could take em to leave, please.

I spent a lot of time man-ing up to have it back,
What I miss?
I was young, and loved enough to channel that.

Right here right now everything is picture perfect clear somehow,
Right here right now everything is picture perfect clear.
Somehow, right here right now,
Right here right, now.

[[hook]]
Your dream is on the rise
I can see it in your eyes
If theres a sky then you can make it (2x)
Your dream is on the rise
I can see it in your eyes
If theres a sky then you can make it (2x)

And whats better than finding something you lost,
Admitting that you’re wrong, or saying sorry to someone you love.
Not much, but having a childs gotta be the closest thing
To showing the world that your not giving up.
Or giving in to the pressure that I know he'll feel,
Or giving in to the skin that she may not want,
But when we choose to face the weaknesses that we have made
It teaches us to keep a clean slate and remain strong.

With the pain you endure comes the freedom to decide
Whether or not your gonna stay or leave.
And there’s nothing more fulfilling than knowing that
Every cut you undergo, and over come,
Is because you’ve always believed.
There are no mistakes only choices that I’ve made.
Which in return have taught me lessons on the player in the game.
The world I see outside is a reflection of me,
And the direction that I take is where the message remains. Yeah

I watched a thousand horses back down the mountain side
Just to get back to the bottom and look up at the sky.
I looked up as well, and to my surprise
There was one young pony with the sun in his eyes.
He was ready to live, he was ready to ride,
He was ready to run, he was ready to die.
I’m not sure what he did, but I know he was ready,
And whatever it was, it made the rest of us decide to climb.

[[hook]]
Your dream is on the rise
I can see it in your eyes
If theres a sky then you can make it (2x)
Your dream is on the rise
I can see it in your eyes
If theres a sky then you can make it (2x)

A lot to learn, A little to know
I’ll reach for the top with my feet in a hole.
You gotta go through the storm to appreciate the sun,
And a rainbow to some is still grey if a seed doesn't grow from it.
Love it, leave it alone, now touch it, hug it, feed it a bone. How?
Give it your story for a piece of the puzzle.
Admit that your blind, and in time it’ll see on it’s own
Don’t believe in snakes, not in evil
I believe in change, and put my faith in people.
Everyone is built the same, my inner struggle loves control
It's good for strangers to relate to where some fathers wouldn’t go,
But when it all crumbles don't wait for the hero.
Stomach that tummy ache,And create mirrors through
Other individuals you meet on the path,
Cause the connection that we crave
Becomes complete when we fear no...

body
No thing
No king
No government bug
No being
No theory
No nightmare stuck to a meaningful feeling
No race
No middle
No end
No beginning
No time
No side
No job
No space
No prince
No pawn
No cost to live
No backwards slide
No forward leap
No loss
No gain
Just us dreaming

[[hook]]
Your dream is on the rise
I can see it in your eyes
If theres a sky then you can make it (2x)
Your dream is on the rise
I can see it in your eyes
If theres a sky then you can make it (2x)
Track Name: Doing My Thing.
PFN2RK- Doing my Thing.

I like doing my thang at the market y'all
I like doin my thang at the barber shop
I like doing my thang from spring to fall
I like doin my thang in a parking lot
I like doing my thang with a lot of my friends
I like doing my thang with strangers to
So if you see me and I wave
Please wave back
I'll be doing my thang
So you can do you

Do what we choose
I don't why
I get so confused
I want to die
So what if I do
That's something called life
I'll walk in your shoes
And you can try mine
You can try mine.

[[hook]]

Just know that I'm doin my thing and I wish the same to you.
When there's no on else to blame just know we'll make it through.
When you thinks that it's to late, I'll lay all day with you.
There's nothing else to say, I'll stay and play with you.

I like doing my thang by the ocean ya'll
I like doing my thang at the coffee shop
I like doing my thang in the junkyard to
I like doing my thang whether cold or hot
I like doing my thang with a lot of my friends
I like doing my thang with strangers to
So if you see me in a wave
Please wave back
I'll be doing my thang so you can do you

Do what we choose
I don't how
I get so happy
I want to smile
So what if I do
That's something called life
I'll walk in your shoes
And you can try mine
You can try mine.

[[hook]]
Just know that I'm doin my thing and I wish the same to you.
If there's no on else to blame just know we'll make it through.
When you thinks that it's to late
I'll lay all day with you.
there's nothing else to say
I'll stay and play with you. (2x)
Track Name: Full Of Garbage.
PFN2RK- Full of Garbage

I don't know anything
I'm full of garbage
I am a heart glued in a machine
My moments of freedom are far and few in between
I'm part used and I'm usually clean

Dirty dishwasher soap suds
Left a bunch of messes
Left to much undone
Someone snap me out of this
Everything I said before right now is just a carcass
Hard shit the day I was born
Target to hit, starve them again
Say that I won't
Marketing pitch
As a means to catch a couple schools of fish
That play in the storm

What is the difference between a bump in the road
or a little lump in your throat
When they say to stay and conform? Nothing
I could claim to have the answers and I do
The problem is if they don't work for me
Then what's that say for you?

Trips up north don't always go as planned
I just want my mothers hands touching my head
Who left the box of colored crayons on the bed
I guess it's time to dream awake and start drawing instead

Find the cure to the common cold
But first you have to meditate myself into a shamans soul
I am the goal, I am the one
Sacrifice it whole minus zero find the sun
Some say art heals a lonely heart
Don't worry, I believe it too
Throw the dart, hit the hype
Forgive me I have nothing sincere or clever
Needless to say I am bright and young forever right?

There's nothing better then counting cold money
I am an artist in other words, I'm ugly
Hungry, yet I hold the schedule
Process the pancakes and wash all the vegetables
When I get bored there's not much more a four second
Window to explore before I explode
American blood trained to just let go
Get real high, it's all you have to do to get low
Taught to indulge in the pleasures till we get hooked
Then feel guilty if I don't use the medicine you push,
Look, it's all in good nature, good hands
Paid in good faith that one day I'll be a good man

My leg doesn't hurt it's just my body putting me in check
Physical frustration mixed with regret
Living like a pet pent up do a couple back stretches
Eat a smoothie and forget what I'm doing, no panic
Go to the studio write a little jingle for the sixth grade mix tape
Turn it into something beautiful and hope it gets played enough for me to get paid
oh isn't this is just great, funeral
Money running Newport babies running laps
Round my inner maps tracks on a lunar pull, daily
Journey circuits ambush, universe crazy
I refuse to fret let new fuse mating come in due time
Make a subtle contribution
Strategic now, so puzzle my solution
I thought they'd rush in when I was truly being me
Eh wrong a shooting star covered in gold is poopy bronze

So I had to make the fool to introduce em to the heart
Glued in the machine that was singing the right part of the song
I wish that I could be exactly how I was before
But if i was then who would be the dummy that you now adore!
Track Name: Don't Mean a Thing (Featuring P.O.S.)
PFN2RK - Don't mean a thing (Featuring P.O.S. of Doomtree)


[[hook]]

See it don't mean a thing when you're living like me
In and out of outer space
When you can't see straight
Just leave it up to me
To put a dent in your holiday
It's been one of those days for a couple of days
And I'll profit how I choose
But if they go home early and don't stay to play
Then what shall I do?

[P.O.S verse]


[Kristoff Krane verse]

I got a sign hanging up in my bathroom that says
"You can do anything you wish in this world"
It's funny how I find myself running out of time
Sunny side up curled up in a ball, ready to hurl, I
I hope it helps I forgive myself a break
It's a good decision to make, when you know you have to make it
To turn a bad apple into good lemonade,is to make something great
But I'm too busy now to taste it
Ever since I was fifteen years old
All I wanted to do was work with kids
When I was nineteen years old
I made a decision that put that vision at risk
Four months in jail
Three nights in hell
Who posted bail
My parents cried
When you break the trust between yourself and someone you love
You either fail or swear you'll try to collide.


[[hook]]

See it don't mean a thing when you're living like me
In and out of outer space
When you can't see straight
Just leave it up to me
To put a dent in your holiday
It's been one of those days for a couple of days
And I'll profit how I choose
But if they go home early and don't stay to play
Then what shall I do?
Track Name: Best Friends. (Feat. Eyedea)
PFN2RK - Best Friends (Featuring Eyedea)

[Eyedea]

I think this one looks like a fight, between a plate of fruit and my dads exercise bike
I bet if these ants dancing next to my head could fly that high
They would use that cloud as a bed.

[Kristoff Krane]

But my dad said that bugs bite and fly with the wind
And if the sun isn't hung right then run like a fish
We could win if we both try to untie our fins
And climb that pine tree with the swing on it behind the fence

[Eyedea]

Alright, one, two, three, let's race, I bet that I can beat you there
Last time you ran faster than a grown up when we were here
Remember? I scraped my knee, then got stung by a bumblebee
And the old man that lives behind the fence came out and yelled at me.

[Kristoff Krane]

Of course I remember, Oh how could I forget?
He wrote my mom a letter and my dad, he threw a fit
But this time will be better I promise
As long as we're honest, he'll give us permission

[Eyedea]

Yeah, he can't say no to a kid.

[[hook]]
I will never turn my back to a lollipop to lick
It's all puppy dog kisses and hugs
So fill my cup with cotton candy, ice-cream and weekend sleepovers
I don't wanna grow up if it means getting older. (2x)

[Kristoff Krane]

See, what I really don't get is why the big kids never get grounded after playing ding dong ditch,
And the slingshots look like mighty fun, sure wish that I had one
That way I could stand up to bullies, instead of trying to run.

[Eyedea]

Yeah, and they always get the baseball cards from the policemen
Being tall don't make you smart, at least we can
Always find something to do
Like looking at the clouds with my best friend,
That's you.

[Kristoff Krane]

I'm not sure what to say, I'm just happy that we're small enough to look up at the sky and feel okay
And I'd be lying if I tried to say that I don't feel the same way as you do
So let's be on our way, it's time to play.

[Eyedea]

Oh, to the jungle gym or to the swimming pool
School's out forever and I hope I'm never too cool to keep on
Making my life better, whether five, twenty-five or eighty as long
As I'm alive, I'm in love and forever changing.

[hook variation]

I will never turn my back to a lollipop to lick
It's kisses and a hug with love
Fill my cup with a bunch of good things that always feel alright
Cause I'm a little kid, we're all little kids on the inside.

[Kristoff Krane]

Never turn my back on a cupcake
Love mixed with kisses and a kitten with love

[Eyedea]

Now fill my cup full of cotton candy, ice-cream and weekend sleep-overs
I will never grow up, cause I'll never get older.
Track Name: Student Body.
PFN2RK- Student Body


"Chris could you please give a response to the question that I asked before you put your head down on that desk to take a nap?"

"Teacher I'm not sure if your aware but I heard every word you uttered I'm prepared to share with the others what I have learned."

"Great go ahead but remember to include the evidence you gathered to the point that your trying to prove."

"Alright here we go let me grab my notebook real quick
Here check it out,
Well..hmm...

My point is this
I went to bed late I finished all my homework and I started to create
And what I made, made me feel so elated and awake
I felt it would be wrong to escape and so I stayed
And lately it's been difficult to focus on the time
There are way too many pressures that are poking at my mind
They tell me who to be, how to think, and what to be,
And plus all my friends pretend I'm cool but really think I'm ugly
I'd love to be the student that I know that I could be
But I feel that we're all stupid when assuming we are free

So I appreciate your care and I'm aware that you're wise
But I wish you'd understand that I'm scared and I cry and
I don't want to lie, so I guess I should express
That I have no clue exactly what the question was you asked
And what's the task at hand, what are we trying to figure out,
And will I pass in class if I decide not to participate,
Will I advance in life if I don't get the grades expected,
Will I amount to nothing, will I be disrespected,
Cuz I believe that answers are like clouds in open skies
And all of them are perfect if I breathe and close my eyes
And when somebody makes me feel scared of failing a test
I instantly get tense and can barely barely effects
I'm very spacey, I stare at the wall,
I fiddle in my notebook, pass notes in the hall
And only when I feel like I'm not learning then I sleep,
So maybe it's not me maybe it's the way you teach."

"Oh Kris, thanks for sharing, I'm sorry to hear that you're been feeling overwhelmed with that weight you been gain you bet there are some things that we can do to make it better
Class what do you think, how about we brainstorm together, hands up everyone, place your votes,
How can a fellow student figure out what he's feeling and why ?
Or continue with our discussion on geographical characteristics of mount Kilomanjaro

You decide."

"I have an idea
How about when you feel sleepy you focus on your breathing and think about what your eating
I learned in health class that the things that you put in your body
have an effect on how well you process information
I seen you at the snack bar eyein down the donut holes

You know that those preservatives are one molecule away from plastic
A change in lifestyle is all takes to take control
And I believe you have what it takes to face and change your habits."

"Cynthia are you serious it's not what he's eating
it's because we're forced to wake up
We're teenagers we should be sleeping."

"Bryan please raise your hand when you have an idea
It's great to raise awareness but not when someone else is speaking.
Ashley what do you believe you've known Chris since middle school
What do you see that he can't, open up that window to him?"

"Well... okay
I guess I have a couple I could share...
Yeah... Alright
Well I think Chris thinks to much about what others think
Sounds to me like he's fed up with feeling tiny, small, and weak
Maybe he should start reading stuff he really likes
And work out every night, before writing rhymes,
I mean you spelt it out, he said he's insecure
He probably has an identity crisis built up over childhood years
And when your constantly confused and you don't know who you are
It's probably hard to look in the mirror much less appreciate your heart."

"Wow
Thanks Ashley, now look at we've done..
Chris what do you think about the ideas we come up with?"

"I agree
This is great, it's been a lot fun
I regained faith in myself and I feel like I have options
This actually makes me think how about once a week
we do something like this for everyone in class?

Honest it makes more sense to me to use our time together to discuss the conflicts in our lives that often make us feel stuck
And if we're honest with each other
And we honor each others perspective
Then maybe we'll get better at learning how to love."
Track Name: Acknowledge.
PFN2RK - Acknowledge

You can convince anyone in the animal kingdom
That they are worth anything more
Then a pitiful threat of some freedom
Depleted the energy war
Swore in the empathy lesion the cut
Only goes deeper then what
Has ever been thought or imagined by man
Whatever it is, forever it's not, I've been here before
I'll do what I can
I do this with no specific motive, intention or over dramatic
Mess of a message that's hidden above and beyond
The human perception yet to accept the damage of what's done is what's done
But for now I release a sigh for the sky of
The young never hung high enough to get their attention
Acknowledge his presence and it will make his day complete
Worth sharing with the others that he prays would fade away for free
The cost of living is a wish well spent
Still in debt, to the death no friend could ever mend or understand
and...

[[hook]]
All he ever wanted was for someone to acknowledge his opinion
But they laughed and called him idiot
How was he to gain the confidence needed to move on

to move on (2x)

I said...
All he ever wanted was for someone to acknowledge his opinion
But they laughed and called him idiot
How was he to gain the confidence needed to move on

to move on. (2x)

They claim he left to big a space between what he was trying to express
And what he actually felt dead
It's too bad they never gave him a second chance to get that out so once
(once)
He shoved it in instead


Placebo effect burn chemical blade
Brain trained to convert into a measurable slave
Naked tool of the trade feel special as immutable faith
computed to abuse and prove pleasurable gain,
Reign kingdom come till king come clean
My single cell amoeba, love, hug, aims supreme
I figure I can still dream without a blindfold wrapped clear
Ring around the rosy blush cheeks, make the fact theory
I act dear cause I want to, besides
I can see the ghost of past fear that haunts you
Tap dance off beat kept trapped behind your eyes
Soft won't you stop, comply off the beaten path I won't come close to

I hope you're still here with me
Please don't doubt my intention,
it's a bit smeared, dizzy breathe
There's a time for everyone to come to terms with the reality tunnel
That bubbles up burn cuddle up
Concerned with his well being
Tell me something I don't know
Aware of where he's going but not sure where I will go
I want to know how I care,
compare and control is not the issue
I can finally see it's never fair.


[[hook]]

All he ever wanted was for someone to acknowledge his opinion
but they laughed and called him idiot
how was he to gain the confidence needed to move on

to move on (2x)

I said...
all he ever wanted was for someone to acknowledge his opinion
but they laughed and called him idiot
how was he to gain the confidence needed to move on
to move on. (2x)
Track Name: Work (Feat. Slug)
PFN2RK - Work


[Kristoff Krane verse]

Not too long ago I figured out how to explore
From laying on the floor I got up, opened the door
You can get your hopes high but in time they'd just want more
I can blame a raindrop or stand naked in the storm
From, young and full of answers to old and no more questions
The road's ahead of me and I'm the one with the directions for
The slow dance is always shorter on the way back
From the top of the world, to a needle in a haystack
I play back images, memories, innocence
Everything that makes me feel like I can be a kid again
Perfection died in my head when I just let it go
Connection, why take the chance?
Guess I'll never know.

[Slug Verse]

[[hook]]
I gotta work, work where the weather permits
The only opportunity I'm ever gonna get
What's it worth?
That depends on what you measure it with
May you learn another lesson that you never forget

I gotta search, search for whatever it is
The only opportunity I'm ever gonna get
Does it hurt?
That depends on what you measure it with
May you learn another lesson that you never forget

[Kristoff Krane]
Do you realize what you're capable of if you quit taking those drugs?
Leave it or take it as love,
Sleep or wake the fuck up
It's a hard enough time
Trying to make it out without another stranger to trust
See, not too long ago before I finally got the good news
You can always press record but you can never click undo
It made me think, I guess I have to plan before I sink into the sand
Cause in a blink I could lose everything

So what more can I say?
Yesterday is history and I'm reborn today
And with the guidance from my friends and the support from those I hold dear
Find me on the other side of the fence when the smoke clears

(You can't fall asleep with the monkey on your back
You can't look forward when you're staring in the past
You can't feel alive unless you die through your head
And if it raps this way I clap the world back)

[Slug Verse 2]

[[hook]]

I gotta work, work where the weather permits
The only opportunity I'm ever gonna get
What's it worth?
That depends on what you measure it with
May you learn another lesson that you never forget

I gotta search, search for whatever it is
The only opportunity I'm ever gonna get
Does it hurt?
That depends on what you measure it with
May you learn another lesson that you never forget. (3x)