Smoke Rises (prod. GorillaBeanz)

by OPTIMYSTIC!

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lyrics

Verse 1:
These days, it seems anywhere where you go, the story is pretty much the same /
Every country and city across the globe; there are far too many to name /
Citizens of all ages and races doing what they can just to maintain /
It is so mundane, gotta spark a change, 'cause this matrix is insane /
We are trapped like sheep in a dungeon of deceit, just wondering who to blame /
"Keep your voice down low, someone might hear you, there is no need to exclaim..." /
But we gotta speak up! Let the media know they can't reach us! /
Tell the school system they can't teach us! And corporations will no longer leech us! /
Now is the time to realize, we're in the midst of a shift in paradigm /
It doesn't take 20/20 to see the lies; transparent like a prison by a pair of mimes /
And fuck it, I am breaking out! Let us show the people what it's really all about /
"Sir, there is no need to scream and shout..." You wanna silence me? I don't think so, man; that ain't happening /
Try to assassinate me and I'll still come back again; resilient, with the strength of a thousand men /
Difficult to breathe when everything has been poisoned, so it's obvious that I still haven't found my zen /
We just can't pretend like there are no problems, but it's our responsibility to try to solve them /
And hopefully, this message finds a way to you, before the NSA has it removed... /

...but what will YOU do??

Chorus:
What will you do when it rises?
Oh, when that smoke rises up... to the skyyy?
What will you do when it rises?
What'll you do when that smoke rises up... so hiiigh?

Verse 2:
Please don't sit there in self-doubt, wondering how you can help out /
Feeling defeat before you pick up your feet! /
Instead of shuffling about, take those cards you have been dealt /
And beat the dealer to the sound of this beat! /
Where's the diplomacy, when war is endorsed globally /
But over a billion people can't afford to eat? /
At least we feel safety, facing the fists of the police /
While in the streets protesting for World Peace! /
Now that you finally realize, we are the ones to shift the paradigm /
Take your oppressors by surprise and let them know the time is nigh /
'Cause the tide is high and we'll ride the waves; I know somehow we'll find a way /
Even if this is our dying day, we'd rather spend it not enslaved /
To a government that is so depraved; fuck taxes, it's their turn to pay /
Our freedom's gone, we've got lives to save; our freedom's gone, we've got lives to save!!! /
Have you noticed the sky? It hasn't always looked like this; to our surprise, fluoride has got us blinded /
They took a knife, put it through our third iris, but when that smoke rises, recognize the disguises... /

...I'm asking: "what will YOU do??"

Chorus:
What will you do when it rises?
Oh, when that smoke rises up... to the skyyy?
What will you do when it rises?
What'll you do when that smoke rises up... so hiiigh?

Bridge:
How we got here doesn't matter, that's not the point of it all /
It's more important to help your brother get up if he falls /
We may not be here forever, so please, for all that it counts /
Invest more in people you Love instead of your bank account /
Conflict is getting us nowhere, honestly, what does that solve? /
If we wish to thrive and survive, mankind will have to evolve /
Get a good grip on reality, Earth will not cease to spin /
Now the illusion is shattered, let rEVOLution begin! /

Chorus:
What will you do when it rises?
Oh, when that smoke rises up... to the skyyy?
What will you do when it rises?
What'll you do when that smoke rises up... so hiiigh?

credits

released 22 February 2014

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