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released July 31, 2015

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Track Name: Shine Bright
Verse 1

It's an adventure
It's an occurrence
With no deterrents
Patience is the key, even though it feels urgent
Do you have the strength to sit with each moment?
Identify your place in the scheme
And then own it?

Zoom out and see the overall picture
Take the thoughts with ya
Use pen to draft scripture

In the folds of time
The annals remind
Of the missteps that crumbled kingdoms, and we'll find
Amidst the ruins
strands of grass now grew in
Displaying that the birth of an era had been looming

The new information breathes some new energy
A positive vibe that is available plentifully
What will you do with it?
Be a true cynic?
Or will your legacy show that you grew with it?

Take the path that leads to more light
Don't miss out!
This is your chance to shine bright!

Verse 2

Where can we take you at this turn?
On the surface of the sun, we may not get burned
So celestial
Extra terrestrial
Music made with love, resurrecting you

Up from the sludge
Up from the grind
Free from the shackles
Free from the bind

Sight for the blind
With some 8D glasses
Extra dimensions
Best of intentions
Best not to mention
heights of ascension
To those who would throw the wrench in
Gut wrenching to think we don't all want to fly
If you're staying in the former states of mind, goodbye

I see new horizons
Yes, the sun's rising
So awe inspiring
Watch us just dive in

Thriving as we bask in the light
Don't miss out
This is your chance to shine bright

END SONG
Track Name: The Caged Bird Sings
Intro (Ayla)
Sail away — I have not called for nothin,’ I have not called for nothin’
this way — and from these bars I'm leadin', into the arms of freedom

VERSE 1
Damn I need something break me out of this shell
Damn I need an angel lift me outta my hell

The world looks pale whenever I can't create
It's romance...

I dance with ideas that I take
to the very edge of reason til they're left barely breathing
Don't wanna fall across that line, but I'm leaning

There's gotta be something more fulfilling
There's gotta be a place that isn't based on being laced up with millions

Feels like every single breath we're taking is commodified
My mind is full of shit I seem to think I oughta buy...

And these are just some words from a caged bird...
whose wings remain strong
My flight is my song

I hope to bring you along to sift through clouds
And hover bout a mile above a world gone wild

And maybe not descend until we reach the earth's end

If the harmony we seek ain't found
We'll fly again

CHORUS (Mr. Lif)

Now I understand why the caged bird sings
The melody can help em see the beauty in things
Now I understand all the caged bird's thoughts
The melody's essentially the key to the lock

Now I understand why the caged bird sings
The melody can help em see the beauty in things
Now I understand all the caged bird's thoughts
The melody's essentially the key to the lock

Chorus (Ayla)
Sail away — I have not called for nothin,’ I have not called for nothin’
this way — and from these bars I'm leadin', into the arms of freedom


VERSE 2

Look man, I'm out here struggling
Cause the pressures of the world are so troubling
I take a look in the mirror and I see my harsh truths

I try to put my finer qualities to good use

I identify myself and try to live my own truth

I know I'm on a path,
but sometimes a need proof

A sign or a hint
Please throw me a bone...
Words are my oasis
Songs are my embraces

These are the tender moments
where hopes float across oceans
Seas part
and avenues open

The tangled web...
is curious with an angled head
It speaks the various words that anger said

My levelheadedness may be my greatest asset
As I shuffle cards to wriggle from this widely cast net

Are you hearing my song?
See my wingspan widen?
I'm tryin'
A leap of faith to keep flying

Verse (Ayla)
Wings clipped, tied tip to toe, stalking, walking 'long the edges you were grown with
Shown this, told the mold was a permanent form, but your heart wouldn't hold this
Roll the dice, melt the ice - it is a furious thing when the illusion dies
Eyes wide, open to be chosen by a life you will not choose to be caged by
In the call, in the stalling feet dug deep, heels hold to the memory of what's
Known, shown to be, and though it is comfort it is not home you see
This dare is a deep one
A step off the edge and just jump one
A voice is a song if you use it
The fall is a flight if you choose it

Chorus (Mr. Lif)

Now I understand why the caged bird sings
The melody can help ‘em see the beauty in things
Now I understand all the caged bird's thoughts
The melody's essentially the key to the lock

Now I understand why the caged bird sings
The melody can help ‘em see the beauty in things
Now I understand all the caged bird's thoughts
The melody's essentially the key to the lock

Chorus (Ayla)
Sail away — I have not called for nothin,’ I have not called for nothin’
this way — and from these bars I'm leadin', into the arms of freedom

END SONG
Track Name: Complete
Intro (Ayla)
What is it you need?
(I am still, and I am quiet silence)

Verse 1 (Mr. Lif)

He grew up as a music fan
The truest fan
Catch him years later with a mic in his hand

He's all over the world touring
Exploring
Familiar with some lands he once considered foreign

Warring with some new instabilities

So many places
Many new proximities

New faces that he couldn't compute
So it's time now to focus on home and take root

He worked real hard for years
he saved up
Found the right house, now his mind is made up
Just a little slice of that American dream
That can make you wanna vomit if there's too much cream

He's got the house now
He's got the car
Consumerism says he hasn't gone too far

He furnished the crib with only quality's peak
Is this what it takes to make our lives complete?

Chorus (Ayla)
I am made of restless, turns me from this game
I try to fill the questions, but they're coming just the same
Into this lap of glory, into this endless feast
I feel the taste of hunger, a mind still wondering
For without starling swirls of thoughts
Running through like forest fire
I am still, and I am quiet silence…
I am still, and I am quiet silence…
I am still, and I am quiet silence…


Verse 2 (Mr. Lif)

Jane
She felt her life was mundane
Every day
Same job
Hopping on the train

Sitting at a desk
Where she couldn't care less
about her work related strife,
yet she felt stressed

The emptiness
The search for a higher meaning
She lost hope and came close to not dreaming

Vapid
Feeling trapped without a key
She'd come home from work and watch TV

Search the internet for stuff that she could get
Big heavy shit that made the post man sweat

Open up the door and just let it all in
A temporary high that would soon wear thin

Her souls screaming
Feeling trapped within
She's in too deep to see what's happenin'

Her house so cluttered with things that she'd seek
Is this what it takes to make our lives complete?

Chorus (Ayla)
I am made of longing, a fierce and graceful shout
And though I try to hold it in my arms fly wild about
These things they try to chain me, but the key is in my hand
The fear of letting go recede to seize a new command, that
Without starling swirls of thoughts
Running through like forest fire
I am still, and I am quiet silence…
I am still, and I am quiet silence…
I am still, and I am quiet silence…


Verse 3 (Mr. Lif)

He's had enough
She's had enough
The bills piled up
Seems having "stuff" doesn't make life plush

He's thinking I need to get away
She's thinking I need to get away
By chance, they both stay
at a little resort
Dedicated to thought
Where you silence the world
And let your thoughts unfurl

A vacation
Based on meditation
She bumped into him one day while he was pacin'

She apologized
He apologized
They talked
took a walk
Immersed in deep thoughts

Exploring the lows within the civilized highs
Turns out they both want simplified lives

Addition by subtraction
That's the action
They both went back to their cribs to start packin'

Whatever's not essential, they delete
Simplicity
A way to make life more complete

Chorus (Ayla)
Without strings I’m boundless, without walls, released
I have no more desire, but for the vow of peace
Without holding tightly, without grasping reach
These hands can open wider, to give out all we seek
And without starling swirls of thoughts
Running through like forest fire
I am still, and I am quiet silence…
I am still, and I am quiet silence…
I am still, and I am quiet silence…

Outra (Ayla)
What is it you need?
(I am still, and I am quiet silence)
Only just to breathe...
(I am still, and I am quiet silence)
Track Name: Ricochet Syllables feat. Zumbi of Zion I
Chorus (Ayla)
Ricochet syllables, undefeatable
Tongue like a wager, later is made but won't
Grab this moment alive, lift, flee or fight
This battle not made of fists but of
Ricochet syllables, undefeatable
Tongue like a wager, later is made but won't
Grab this moment alive, lift, flee or fight
This battle not made of fists but of…

You gotta reach your name
Listen as it falls around
You - gotta call this game
Take it and run on, til you…
(run on, run on…)


Verse 1 (Mr. Lif)

Now lemme pitch bombs
Switch forms
Switch norms
Perform in dorms
Ring the alarm
You late for class?
Well then that's that ass
But tell em you were listening to this and you'll pass

I'm swiftly gifted
(Now look what Lif did)
The earth has shifted
(He's magic
Mystic)

The weather changed
Soon as he grew another brain
I lock most in the cosmos and maintain

You filing a complaint?
Man, you wanna complain?
I pull you in for a handshake, then I maim

I change your structure
Cause I'm the sculptor
I checked your skull bruh
It looks discolored

So I splash paint so faint it ain't there
The mural is perilous
Portrait of nightmare

Reoccurring
I see you blurring
You're physically fading
I'm oscillating....

Chorus (Ayla)
Ricochet syllables, undefeatable
Tongue like a wager, later is made but won't
Grab this moment alive, lift, flee or fight
This battle not made of fists but of
Ricochet syllables, undefeatable
Tongue like a wager, later is made but won't
Grab this moment alive, lift, flee or fight
This battle not made of fists but of…

You gotta reach your name
Listen as it falls around
You - gotta call this game
Take it and run on, til you…
(run on, run on…)

Verse 2 (Zumbi of Zion I)

its the mythical
master math
general-science
equation rock
evolve decibels
sit back relax
its all bless-able-
mic chrome
my oms are conceptual-
data bank think tank
consensual-
thoughts patterns emerge
are mad flexible-
verbs get served
when i swerve-
catalytic convert
my nerves from the surge-
electro magnetic-
panoramic-
run in panic
the foot stomp
gigantic-
old school tim boot
bullet proof coupe
with a soul loop
galvanize the whole troop-
energetic calisthenic
the neck snap
whippin ya wig back
so let it-
flow cleaner
radiant so I
say medina-
thru the gradient
we maintain
life's sweeter

Chorus (Ayla)
Ricochet syllables, undefeatable
Tongue like a wager, later is made but won't
Grab this moment alive, lift, flee or fight
This battle not made of fists but of
Ricochet syllables, undefeatable
Tongue like a wager, later is made but won't
Grab this moment alive, lift, flee or fight
This battle not made of fists but of…

You gotta reach your name
Listen as it falls around
You - gotta call this game
Take it and run on, til you…
(run on, run on…)

Verse 3 (Mr. Lif)

I'm at happy hour
With Rutger Hauer
The Hitcher
The picture...
Makes the colors seem richer
The richter
Splits in half from earth crush
Then the fire from the fuse
Refused to burn brush

The earth has land but chose to pose water
The sacrifice diced on a
Liquid altar...
Regenerated
Emulated proof of life after

Forensics
point their pens at
Spell caster

At which point I slip through wormhole
Set on turbo
While hypothermal
Cryogenic sleep keep my rap style fresh
My form don..
titanium
My new flesh

Now which MC's flip galaxies with ease
Besides me
The human equinox
With locks

I rip bars
And juggle stars
Over spans of time
To reach far
Beyond man's design

Chorus (Ayla)
Ricochet syllables, undefeatable
Tongue like a wager, later is made but won't
Grab this moment alive, lift, flee or fight
This battle not made of fists but of
Ricochet syllables, undefeatable
Tongue like a wager, later is made but won't
Grab this moment alive, lift, flee or fight
This battle not made of fists but of…

You gotta reach your name
Listen as it falls around
You - gotta call this game
Take it and run on, til you…
(run on, run on…)

END SONG
Track Name: Crowd Control
Intro (Mr. Lif)

Now what's the other side look like but pure light?
Sip from the glory immersed in your fight
Rise from your plight
Leap to new heights
Your fire ignite til you illuminate night

Verse 1 (Mr. Lif)

I was getting the crowd just as hyped as they can be
Now they wanna see if I can truly MC
The Master of Ceremonies
Soul controller
Off hand
Without a stand
The mic holder
That when I stepped back and busted a verse
It was so damn raw, the crowd nearly dispersed
They were ducking for safety
and running for cover
The mic glowed
So I let it go, and it hovered

The doors lock
Now meet Lif, the Warlock
"But he was such a nice guy"
You're in shock

The beast released and you can see it on stage
A transformation
Now warn the nation
The sensation of intrigue fills your mind

I take a glance
See you're entranced
Now you're mine

And I won't let you go
Til we reach the pinnacle
A couple cats in the back
Are y'all cynical?

I reverse the venue
So I can tell you
to your face with a wave of bass

Douse you in that
DJ spin back
Pause...
Give em just a moment to react

Now we're back with the hacksaw Jim Duggan
You thought the show was over, well you were buggin'

Now everybody STOP
Now lemme hear you say GO!
("GO!!")
Crowd Control

Chorus (Ayla)
Hear - while we spinning here
Story wound as a spool of sound
Weaving you

Hear - while we spinning here
Story wound as a spool of sound
Weaving you

Verse 2 (Mr. Lif)

Now I've got sole control of this M.I.(C)
That's in my..
Palm
Some consider this a napalm..
bomb
You're not right, but not wrong
It unconfirmed, so just learn and sing along

You get religious with this
like a psalm
Bottom line
with rhyme
you can't go wrong
You heard this?
The purpose
to take you beyond
So you can get past setbacks and stand strong

The urge to listen
To inhibitions
Collides with desires to thrive and have visions

The path is to see this clash and move through
Observe
Wait for my words
And on 2..

We go
We flowin' in our own direction
With rare selections
To clear the spectrum

One
Now the job is only half done
Two
As we agreed, you bust through

Now what's the other side look like
but pure light?
Sip from the glory, immersed your fight
Rise from your plight
Leap to new heights
Your fire ignite
Til you illuminate night

Now when I snap my fingers, everybody come to

Remember these words I used
And follow through

Now everybody STOP!..
Now let me hear you say GO!
(Go!!)
Crowd Control

Verse 3 (Ayla)
They swarm like hornets, I was born to pour this
Came from a flame that can't be extinguished
Lifted to tip the scale to the witness
Tongue takes a life of it's own, and I’m in this
Mind to word, fear to verb, pin it
Take an eruption of awe and just spin it
Dancer of parable rain to the maker
Awake to the sleepwalking walk like a seeker

Chorus (Ayla)
Hear - while we spinning here
Story wound as a spool of sound
Weaving you

Outro (x2)

Now what's the other side look like but pure light?
Sip from the glory immersed in your fight
Rise from your plight
Leap to new heights
Your fire ignite til you illuminate night

END SONG
Track Name: Kumite feat. Chali 2na
Chorus (Ayla)
Tails flip, time slips, restoring the balance seems ya
Bend the frame, see where your dreams wanna meet you
Face to face into the give way into
Time, slip, plans tip, reworking the shape of it seems ya
Sew yourself in surrender, can you turn your
Eye to eye whatcha see there?


Verse 1 (Mr. Lif)

This is not about the death of your physical form
Nor is this just another spiritual song
It's about being present without clinging to the now
Accepting changes without clinging to the how
Fluidity
Rigidity
on opposite poles
Divided by the rat race and all of our goals
The long quest for balance in a world that's off kilter
Stress'll kill ya
So it's best just to filter
The madness out
The quest for status out
Silence your mind
Try and take a look at your route
How does that path look?
Has it been true to your core?
If not
The other shoe drop
It might get raw
The quest for sanctuary often riddled with setbacks
Close calls
And moments that you'd like to get back
But let the reins go
Realize life flows
If you're following your heart
You're gonna like where you go

Chorus (Ayla)
Tails flip, time slips, restoring the balance seems ya
Bend the frame, see where your dreams wanna meet you
Face to face into the give way into
Time, slip, plans tip, reworking the shape of it seems ya
Sew yourself in surrender, can you turn your
Eye to eye whatcha see there?

Verse 2 (Chali 2na)

Transform
My plan of attach is hands on
We adapt
Never land on my back
I'm in grand form

We stand strong
Pushing forth with this metamorphosis
Pharaohs and sorcerers tortured us
But couldn't force us to quit

Enforcing the gift given
Herbals help the sense
Metaphor martial art
Verbal self defense

I'm Bruce Lee with the claw shaped scars
And crews flee when my flow take charge
We hate frauds...

Telegraph
Never humorous
It's the paragraph pugilist
they call Tuna Fish

My accolades are numerous
You and your crew are a consumer risk

Kumite
Tuna stay super
Team up with Mr. Lif

Not here to dispatch fists
We match wits
with verbal tactics
that could crack bricks

We back bitch
Scratching your back itch
with classics

When rap switched to darkness
We kept our match lit

Chorus (Ayla)
Tails flip, time slips, restoring the balance seems ya
Bend the frame, see where your dreams wanna meet you
Face to face into the give way into
Time, slip, plans tip, reworking the shape of it seems ya
Sew yourself in surrender, can you turn your
Eye to eye whatcha see there?

Verse 3 (Ayla)
We're detached from the center from the moment we arrive, we
Strive and strain steps to the desk to the drive and
Told this is it, work hard, buy shit, it
Holds us in, tight rope and tightening — yet,
Truth - built into our bones, cells and souls,
Not a far off thing but takes some
Listening, let it go, choice and a dare
To nod to the beauty of the duty you find there…
Whatcha find there…
Whatcha find there…
Whatcha find, whatcha find...


Bridge (Chali & Mr. Lif)

You shouldn't really dwell on what we will or won't say
You've entered the verbal Kumite
Say Matae
Surrender your shell
Turn to spiritual form
Nothing lasts forever man, we all transform

Outro (Ayla)
Truth - built into our bones, cells and souls,
Not a far off thing but takes some
Listening, let it go, choice and a dare
To nod to the beauty of the duty you find there…


END SONG
Track Name: Dreaming of Banjos
Chorus x2 (Mr. Lif)

Yes my love, I was dreaming of banjos
Don't mean to be aloof, I'm just searching for examples
To explain how I adore you Ms.
Explore your bliss
Something that I'll never resist

Yes my love, I was dreaming of banjos
Don't mean to be aloof, I'm just searching for examples
To explain how I adore you Ms.
Explore your bliss
We'll take it slow, just like this...

Verse 1 (Mr. Lif)

Lady, you it's you that I truly adore
But I like to take my time and explore

Build the type of rapport we both can rely on
Settle misunderstandings so they soon will be bygones

I'm on my own shit most of the time
To open my mind when composing a rhyme...

Space & exploration
Unearth the sensations
that bring poetry forth
A turbulent course

A source of inspiration
A means to break through
Is you
You're there with me whenever I groove
My muse
And when we're in tune, we can't lose
But when we're off course, we both suffer the loss

The tension
can sometimes climb beyond mention
When we learn lessons
They're applied to ascension

Crisis averted
deleting the stress...
Plus you're looking so gorgeous in that dress...

Chorus x2 (Ayla)

Yes my love, I was dreaming of banjos
Don't mean to be aloof, I'm just searching for examples
To explain how I adore you Ms.
Explore your bliss
We'll take it slow, just like this...

Verse 2 (Mr. Lif)

Now let's break it down
Let's escape the town
And go embrace a place that's isn't currently renowned

A hidden gem
Maybe a jewel you'll cherish
Where I will restore and adore til you're nourished

We seem to flourish in these situations
Our connection doesn't only come alive when on vacations
The day to day
Can make the world fade away
After all the things that we've endured
We're here to stay
So let's remain present with our vision toward future
And if you're feeling tapped out
Then, lemme renew you

And I will need to lean on you too
This world is brutal
With proper support, I see the fruitful...
light in this journey
and grasp the optimism
All of this is possible
If we adopt the proper rhythm

Proper living
We're deleting the stress
Plus, you're looking so gorgeous
I feel blessed

Chorus (Ayla)

Yes my love, I was dreaming of banjos
Don't mean to be aloof, I'm just searching for examples
To explain how I adore you Ms.
Explore your bliss
We'll take it slow, just like this...

Verse 3 (Ayla)

There was a time when the mind spoke above the heart
And every choice was to prove our rightness, had to fight this,
Fight for the win, win for the proving of circular thought
Lost the soul of the way we began this, just for the love — how could we abandon?
Then one day I woke from the storm, walked away and met you in the
Form of a love fed up with the same kind of fakeness,
Looking for honesty, baring the weakness,
Rage and the sadness, brave as you gave this,
Mirrored my own and it makes this safe
A base to build upon, story to yield to the real of the choice
To keep on givin' like the sun gives light
Giving like the dark gives night
You gotta breathe me inside...


Chorus x2 (Mr. Lif)

Yes my love, I was dreaming of banjos
Don't mean to be aloof, I'm just searching for examples
To explain how I adore you Ms.
Explore your bliss
Something that I'll never resist

Yes my love, I was dreaming of banjos
Don't mean to be aloof, I'm just searching for examples
To explain how I adore you Ms.
Explore your bliss
We'll take it slow, just like this...

Chorus x2 (Ayla)

Yes my love, I was dreaming of banjos
Don't mean to be aloof, I'm just searching for examples
To explain how I adore you Ms.
Explore your bliss
We'll take it slow, just like this...

END SONG
Track Name: Let The Rhythm Just
Verse 1 (Mr. Lif)

Yes!
Let us start this quest
Let me say first of all that I feel blessed
Just waking up every day is a prize
Feeling all the love before I open my eyes
It wasn't always like this
Strife is...
A conduit to make us feel lifeless..

So lost in the adds, fads, drags us down
To a lower level where we can't be found
But in this underground we forge our own paths
The sun still shines
And yes we do laugh
Yes we do have the things you wanna sell us
Fulfilled from within despite what you tell us
Rebellious is the spirit that flies..
So ethereal that earth becomes skies...

I've gotta say with no further ado
We're happy to be here with you

Chorus (Ayla)
So you can hold all of the folds of all these parts that become soul
When waves crash shorelines to this heart, and beat by beat taken apart…
So you can hold all of the folds of all these parts that become soul
When waves crash shorelines to this heart, and beat by beat taken apart…
So you can hold all of the folds of all these parts that become soul
When waves crash shorelines to this heart, and beat by beat taken apart…


Verse 2 (Mr. Lif)

It's just another harsh case of cannibalism
Oops, I really meant to say capitalism...

After the rhythm dies down...
Will it revitalize your soul when you remember the sound?

If not, you're listening to audio garbage
Shitty as can be
R.I.P.
No homage

We hit the lab, and we're hoping to accomplish
Jams that'll lead you to the land that's promised

Honest
Raw sentiments project
You see us at the set
And we instantly connect

Cause we've been thinking bout y'all for days
So here's a little something for us modern day slaves...

No companies, no filters, no residue
Just the impact of this vibe we're sending you

I've gotta say with no further ado
We're happy to be here with you

Chorus (Ayla)
So you can hold all of the folds of all these parts that become soul
When waves crash shorelines to this heart, and beat by beat taken apart…
So you can hold all of the folds of all these parts that become soul
When waves crash shorelines to this heart, and beat by beat taken apart…
So you can hold all of the folds of all these parts that become soul
When waves crash shorelines to this heart, and beat by beat taken apart…

Verse 3 (Mr. Lif)

"Why"
A usual way we start questions
"How" we advance through life & learn lessons
Suggestions are made and then explored
I'm positive
Whatever's negative gets ignored

We're on a mission
Can you see that?
I float a theory through the air, now can you breathe that?

If you inhale
Then you embark on a tale
Don't grieve over things you leave
Just set sail

There's no fail
There is only success
If you learn from mistakes you made, and progress

Maybe it's best that we halt this discussion
Sit back and just bathe in percussion

Let the rhythm just carry us away
As we twirl through the atmosphere
And just sway

I've gotta say with no further ado
We're happy to be here with you

Chorus (Ayla)
So you can hold all of the folds of all these parts that become soul
When waves crash shorelines to this heart, and beat by beat taken apart…
So you can hold all of the folds of all these parts that become soul
When waves crash shorelines to this heart, and beat by beat taken apart…
So you can hold all of the folds of all these parts that become soul
When waves crash shorelines to this heart, and beat by beat taken apart…

END SONG
Track Name: Lost & Found
Verse 1 (Mr. Lif)

She loves travel
Her heart flows where she chose
With a routine
Quickly pack the bags, and let's go

In and out of hotels
Travel light and propel
From one spot to next spot
She did so well....

Never really got attached to any one place
More about the quantity
Addicted to the pace
Til one day...
An unexpected stay
In a place she kept secret
So I'd rather not say

Just know
a feeling resonated in her chest so
strong that she didn't feel like she could move on

But still, the plane ticket had a time on it
She was used to only doing what her mind wanted
Though her spirit started to speak
She wouldn't let it peak
To the point where it would shuffle her agenda for the week

But sitting on the plane to leave simply felt wrong
Looking out the window with her face forlorn....

Chorus (Ayla)
Long, long, long, long, long
long, long way to go…
Long, long, long, long, long
long, long way to go…

……

Taken to the edge, don’t hold back, just jump ahead
Choosing her name, naming herself, whether she knows or not
Gotta go every moment
Long, long way to go, got a long, long way to go
Choosing her name, naming herself, whether she knows or not
Gotta go every moment

……

Long, long, long, long, long, long way to go…
Long, long, long, long, long, long way to go…
Taken to the edge, don't hold back, just jump ahead
Choosing her name, naming herself, whether she knows or not
Gotta go every moment


Verse 2 (Mr. Lif)

Liftoff
Takeoff
Always on schedule
Disregard silly words your gut keeps telling you

Inner dialogue
As she rides through the fog
Up and through the clouds
Then descent
Touch down

Now on the ground
speeding to a meeting
To tell you all the truth,
She's aloof in the proceedings

Couldn't shake the feeling that she didn't belong
Now the music getting louder
Heart singing that song

Longing for this place she barely knew
Life offers so many paths
For you to choose
Sometimes though, we're not meant to know
But she listened to her inner voice
It's telling her "go"

She rose from the table
Thanked the whole staff
Chuckled under her breath to stop a full laugh

Thank you all for coming out, but I've gotta go
Please direct all your requests to so & so

Same bags, same tags, same short
notice
She left to embark on a quest with
one focus
To unearth...
This possible rebirth
The fulfillment of understanding her purpose on earth

No time to waste
She's hopping on a flight
The only way to make her and her fate unite
She's living through passion
Life on a whim
Ascending through the night
Now the journey begins

Chorus (Ayla)
Long, long, long, long, long
long, long way to go…
Long, long, long, long, long
long, long way to go…

……

Taken to the edge, don’t hold back, just jump ahead
Choosing her name, naming herself, whether she knows or not
Gotta go every moment
Long, long way to go, got a long, long way to go
Choosing her name, naming herself, whether she knows or not
Gotta go every moment

……

Long, long, long, long, long, long way to go…
Long, long, long, long, long, long way to go…
Taken to the edge, don't hold back, just jump ahead
Choosing her name, naming herself, whether she knows or not
Gotta go every moment

Verse 3 (Mr. Lif)

Finally she lands in this brand new land
Luggage in tow
With her heart in her hand
She walk upon foreign soil once again
But this time with every intent of staying

Made calls to family
Called some friends
They didn't understand
No, they couldn't comprehend

A couple people even told her that she's crazy
Thinking to herself on the low, "Well maybe..."

Nevertheless, the quest must go on
Doubts in her mind, she refused to prolong

Never known to be thin skinned
She looked within
And let her exploration begin

Discovery of many semi unturned stones
From times she had visions of life with lush tones

Envisioned herself before the pressures of the world
And had a convo with that little bright eyed girl

Those old ambitions
Were so enriching
They gave a new purpose to life
A new rhythm

She walked with a bop
As she went to see spots
That moved her with pure beauty
She channelled more thoughts

Her heart flourished
and art nourished her soul
Her creations shed a light upon the people she showed

The love radiated
Satiating the community
Causing this to circulate a bliss quite beautifully

Suitably spawned
by feelings of calm
That were anchored by an overwhelming sense she belonged

All along she thought she simply had a flair
For venturing around the globe until she came here

Now she realizes that the furious pace
Was her spirit seeking a feeling
An energy
A place
A hundred thousand miles just to reach one zone
Her luggage is unpacked
She's finally at home

Chorus (Ayla)
Long, long, long, long, long
long, long way to go…
Long, long, long, long, long
long, long way to go…

……

Taken to the edge, don’t hold back, just jump ahead
Choosing her name, naming herself, whether she knows or not
Gotta go every moment
Long, long way to go, got a long, long way to go
Choosing her name, naming herself, whether she knows or not
Gotta go every moment

……

Long, long, long, long, long, long way to go…
Long, long, long, long, long, long way to go…
Taken to the edge, don't hold back, just jump ahead
Choosing her name, naming herself, whether she knows or not
Gotta go every moment

END SONG