Neurosis (Prod. By Vo​-​Kal)

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[KanYe West Excerpt]

[VERSE 1: Vo-Kal]
Please curse me cause I strive for something better
I'm done settling for less
I want a bad bitch
Maybe a tattoo of an owl on her chest
When we together
Know she fucking with the best
All knowing
Wisdom is in her fingertips
But her nails are always painted
Light make up
But the eyeliner's wing tipped
Under appreciated painting
She steals men's souls
At the promise of some gold
Cause we all slaves to the same gains
Same pains
We growing not knowing
How to achieve happiness
But we all stuck in the same lanes
We should complain
Instead of comply
Your words do offend
If you try to imply
That my words don't suspend
What is believed as a conversation
Art should be a medication
Why should you spend all of your time
To fill a regulation
Of what's prescribed as success
Fuck your goals
I'm just trying to be the best
Based off of
What I know of myself
I do it all by myself
Cause I grew tired of waiting
For somebody else's help
So what I represent now
Is for everyone ignoring me
Fall asleep on the couch
Waiting for my story
See the desperation in my eyes
I keep em on the prize
While passion is rubbing my head
Keeping the demons in disguise

[HOOK: Vo-Kal]
(Oh I'm afraid that she knows)x9
I'll take you away from this hunger
I'll take you away from this pain
Beware that I may take you under
This is one ocean you can't tame
Now you don't feel the pain inside your soul anymore
I'll take you far away
I'll push my passion till it's sold out
I speak my heart and write my pain and all my soul out
I'll never sail out
I'll only sail out
Onto the ocean
To get lost I'll never bail out

[VERSE 2: Vo-Kal]
It's just me Sterling, Bam, Karim
Standing in the middle
With our backs to the center
Cause we don't trust
Anybody to come in between
What we've established as our team
Ain't break in the seams
I keep having nightmares of my dreams
I keep having nightmares of present day
But I'm stuck back in school
Nightmares that I'm swallowed by a tidal wave
I see it coming but it crashes through the windows
And you
I see you running
And you get away
Like you secretly control the waves
It never fails just can't make out your face
And saltwater is all that I taste
We can't be saved
And I don't want to close my eyes no more
Cause I'm afraid of the person that you take me for
We can assume and pretend to not be fake no more
But when you're alone with your thoughts
There ain't no safety horn
Like space they can't hear you scream
Until it's took late
That's just how it seems
Just give me my fucking space
So I can have my dreams
And they're are golden
With platinum seams
But where's the silver lining
If I'm controlled and consumed by my greed
If beautiful women and music is all that I need
When I close my eyes I can't control what I see
Until my eyes refuse to open seeing permanently


[Kevin Smith Excerpt]


[VERSE 3: Vo-Kal]
After the night in the bathroom stall
You don't want to even answer my calls
Unless you need some material gain
Misusing who were to get to an ethereal plain
It's plain to see you been abusing your influence
Substance overusing
Constant double d over viewing
Trying to justify but never analyze
Choosing a muse that could bruise the common
Man's ego spilling the blues out
Cruising on the past pain
In the fast lane
Becoming what you tried to prevent
Yet you vent of consequence
That gave you sense to never be there in the first place
But that's the first taste
And this the worst case
After the ocean's tamed
The choice is right in your face
Will you grow and become the man
Of which you're destined
Or fall into temptation
And watch the sea wash over your face
(Watch over your faith)



from Tame the Ocean, released September 11, 2015
• "Neurosis" contains excerpts of Kanye West and Kevin Smith •


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