Portrait Of The Artist

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Verse 1:

Butterflies and roaches, heavy eyes close
when the lullaby approaches, comatose on a bed of roses
needs to make a move before the gate to heaven closes
at half 9, gives him plenty notice

vagabondage, been around the chopping block
that roof of your family home his coffin top
picket fence sitting, lens clicking, popping off
and his work here ain't done so he's clocking off

Tattooed with the images he sees
pays the toll while they're living just to breathe
drifting with the breeze, getting stricken to his knees
by the vivid apparitions in the pictures that he bleeds

On the right path even though he meant to turn left
back to class, proud parent's start to turn stressed
out of school, get a grip so you can earn checks
Ain't a problem child, shit, just ain't ready to learn yet

Verse 2:

and its a desolate path on his road less travelled through
a landscape that can't be seen with a narrowed view
tame him he will run, let him be he'll wanna marry you
he falls in love too easy and falls out without a parachute

The kid has imagination, guess he must have taken
psychedelic drugs their only explanation,
in a room where the paint forever dries, defacing
the crude etchings on the wall, heaven lies adjacent

Riding high the tide of a Jekyl Hyde persuasion
won't forget his roots picking petals of creation
going back back to nature from the metal that hes tasting
while others sit in rooms licking wounds of hesitation

But that sound of inner peace is too deafening
the shrill echoing, light, the night beckons him
passion unbridled , hes excited or hes frightened
trying to figure out if suicidal or enlightened


from Magnum Hopeless, released June 27, 2017
Produced by Soma
Mixed by Uncle Sam
Mastered by Rob Shaker



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