Soul Motivation Records

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At Soul Motivation Records, we make music that helps.

Lyrics

CHORUS:

I think we all could use some hope,
If you just open your eyes you’ll see it’s not so hard to cope,
With the bad now, if you see it somehow,
Can’t you feel the hope,
And if you want it then you got to give it,
Hope, hope.

VERSE1:

I think we all could use some hope,
Sometimes the light grows dim,
And I’ve been feeling it hide and feeling dirty inside,
I need some soap,
If I drink it all down will it help me drown the pain?
That sounds insane, I’m thinking nope,
There’s got to be a way to take these shades of grey,
And turn them into a ray of hope, hope.
See, I’ve been reading these Facebook conversations getting out of hand,
One dude trying to show love while 30 kill his plan,
And we just want to be right because we know we can,
But how does being right prove anything other than showing the world we up on high on our righteous stand?
How about instead of talking we start listening?
Hearing what each other’s feeling before jumping in,
Can you imagine what might just start happening?
Hope again.

CHORUS

BRIDGE:

You don’t have to close your eyes no more,
Just look and see the dream you wished for.
You don’t have to close your eyes no more,
Just look and see the dream you wished for.

CHORUS

VERSE3:

White cop, black kid,
“Look at what you people did!”
Hands up, lines drawn,
Choose your side but don’t choose wrong,
We created a war we can’t win,
Where everybody’s out but nobody’s in,
It’s not black and white or right and wrong,
These are complex times,
New artist, same song,
By drawing lines in the sand we stop hearing the truth,
We start making things up, our logic is bulletproof,
But see if you’re always right that means I’m always wrong,
And there’s no way to find peace in these goings on,
The only way we win is making love come first,
Love for you and me and our best and our worst,
And when we start to love each other that’s when we are truly set free,
We can open our eyes and see hope,
Hope.

CHORUS

BRIDGE

 

H.O.P.E.
BY CHRIS SWAN


What Is Your Soul Motivation? EP
By Chris Swan

Soul Motivation

What’s your soul motivation?
What’s your soul motivation?
What’s your soul motivation?

VERSE 1:

Ok I’m rapping with ya, come on and take a picture,
But I’m not saying empty rhymes, this time I’m out to get ya,
So I’m a write it down, why?  Cuz if I’m not around,
I want you to repeat every word ya heard me spitting, here’s why,
I got a funny feeling that you feeling funny,
See you drinking in the corner and your nose is kind of runny,
I use to hold that corner down, but I like to think I’m found,
Once lost, high cost, now you looking at the boss,
See now, I love my brother, but more than any other,
I learned to love myself, can’t help but feeling like no other,
Nobody else like me, I love it that way endlessly,
And can you see me riding down your street with you right next to me,
Hands up, windows down, feeling love all around,
it all starts with the sound of your heart beating now,
Can you finally see it now?
You got the greatness, you don’t need to fake this,
Sing it now.

CHORUS:

Will you go where you want to go?
Will you do what you want to do?
What’s your soul motivation and will you follow through?
Cuz in this life we have a chance to change what we want to,
So find your soul motivation and follow through.

Ok, Ok, Ok, huh.

VERSE 2:

You don’t have to be another casualty,
Another lost one, another fantasy,
That never comes to be,
A dreamer with no dream,
If it was up to me I’d leave it up to you to see,
What you want to see, endless possibility,
No matter who your parents be or what outside your window,
We all have opportunity, it’s all inside your mind,
And you can find your peace within you if you find the time.

 VERSE 3:

So now’s the time to listen to the advice I’m giving,
I promise if you just try, you can see what is written,
On the wall of your life, but there is no giving up,
You got to push on and push through,
When it’s hard it’s just you versus the world, it’s true,
But it’s better than hiding in blue,
Do you want more?
Go get it, your fear, forget it,
Time to let it be time for you,
Bet it.

CHORUS

VERSE 2

CHORUS 2X


Dreamer

VERSE 1:

Yo who said every rapper’s gotta thug out,
Roll on dubs, smoke my weed, pull my gun out,
What if I rolled up to you and pulled a hug out,
That’s what I do man, now why you gotta bug out?
I was eleven when I wrote my first rap,
Who I was suppose to be I didn’t give a crap.
All I did was dream and scheme about the bright light gleam,
And a stadium full of fans hands down is the best thing,
In my mind, I got a chance to make it so I’ll take it.
I find, people who fake it take it for granted ain’t it high time,
We had a true player reveal, the real things you feel, but are too scared to spill,
But I’m a dreamer who’s still got his sights on cloud nine,
And I know it’s gonna be mine,
I’m on seven now, two more to go somehow,
It’s time for a dreamer now. Huh, yo.

CHORUS:

I could dream all night,
Yo cuz I’m a dreamer see,
And I don’t lose sight,
Cuz my dreams are free,
If the dream is right,
Why you wanna mess with me?
I just keep it in sight,
Just let me dream.

 Just let me dream,
Just let me dream,
Just let me dream,
Know what I mean?

VERSE 2:

Just let me dream man, it’s all I got right now with this lame hand,
It’s like I’ve got all nines and tens, but I’d do it again if I was free to let my mind just be man,
See I know I won’t be here forever cuz I’m too clever,
I’m too Chris Weber, and too Hugh Hefner,
See I’m a superstar, a superstar, I just gotta get the world to see how things really are,
I’ve dreamt it, yep, but it’s time to take it to that next level,
Like Aaron Nevil, I like the feel of cotton,
But I’ve gotten where, I like the feel of nothing there, but now I’m up for something there.
I want a picture on my shelf of myself in an Escalade,
Leading the parade praising me, as I turn around and praise God,
And I love my job, as I cruise down to Palm Beach.  Yea.

CHORUS

VERSE 3:

I’m gonna make it in this rap game, cuz I’m a dreamer, a believer,
Not a deceiver, stealin’ other people’s style they dialed in on their receiver,
Can you achieve a, level of greatness in one lifetime?
Or is it true you get the fame when you start dying,
I won’t believe it cuz I’m not done trying,
These people spying me can stop eyeing me cuz I’m high on dreams,
So it seems…

CHORUS 2X


Vacation

CHORUS:

Yo I think it’s time now to take a trip,
Just for the heck of it,
Sometimes you got to get a way, to see a better day,
Sometimes you just need to take a trip,
Just for the heck of it,
No time for hesitation, but time for a vacation.

VERSE 1:

Yo I think It’s time now to take a trip,
Cuz I’m just so sick of it,
This feeling of being weighed down,
I’m like a prince who lost his crown, I’m so down,
For a little vacation, a trip across the nation,
Or hop on a plane for a ride across sky,
To some island of luxury, just picture me.  Yea.

CHORUS

VERSE 2:

Sometimes you just need a vacation for your mind,
A little time to unwind,
Sit back, relax and not think about the everyday,
Complex is your brain, cuz you’re still the same,
As long as blood is pumping through your veins,
We’re so used to shame, we can’t play the game,
Or release the pain.
You’re still alive so you gotta do more than survive,
You can thrive in this world if you want to,
So think about that, as you take a long drive.

CHORUS 2X

VERSE 3:

Some people don’t think that they deserve,
A vacation but that’s so absurd,
Man, the nerve of anyone holdin’ you down,
Just let them go on their own, bound for glory is everyone,
We all have our own story, with happy endings,
So leave all that’s pending, and stop defending,
Your sadness cuz that’s madness,
It’s time to free your mind, so free your mind.

CHORUS 2X


VERSE 1:

Yo I’m so tired of being stuck in this rut,
Feelin’ defeated, feelin’ like my only option’s to give up,
To stay seated like I need a reason to stand up,
A reason to try, a reason to spell my name out to the P-P-Y,
Cuz L-U sounds like loser but I know that ain’t me,
I’m given in to the voices trying to annialate me,
But this is my time now so get in line and see,
I’m startin’ over and I’m older and I’m wiser times three.  Yea.

CHORUS:

If you wanna feel your heart my friend,
You know you can always just start again,
Every time you feel likes it’s all too much,
Close your eyes and visualize, you’re back in touch,

If you wanna feel your new life begin,
You know you can always just start again,
Today is the day to do it,
Now just open your eyes.

VERSE 2:

Well, today’s the day to do whatever needs to be done,
See, you can start the day at zero but push onto one,
Cuz once you do, you see the progress that is just begun,
Zero’s a memory and two a dream that you’ve overcome,
It ain’t so hard once you believe and win the war in your head,
You’re the only one keeping you down and keeping your shame fed,
See, I bled before but now I’m scared to bleed again,
But I’m free to exceed my expectations and fend for my life.

CHORUS 2X

VERSE 3:

Yea, I know how you feel right now,
The whole world is laughin’ and havin’ a ball,
While you’re down, and you just happen to feel yourself fall,
But look around, cuz you’re on top of it all,
Even when you’re bound,
By the negativity, the things that get to me and you,
Yea, I’ve been there too,
But when the sun sets, yo you can say goodbye,
And look for it to rise then the only limit’s the sky.

CHORUS 2X

Start Again


CHORUS:

We only get one chance, yo, so smile on,
This life we have is a gift, yo, so smile on,
The spirit’s easy to lift, yo, so smile on,
Cuz it will be too late while we’re gone.

We only get one chance, yo, so smile on,
This life we have is a gift, yo, so smile on,
The spirit’s easy to lift, yo, so smile on,
Cuz it will be too late while we’re gone,
So smile on

VERSE 1:

Yo I been waiting a minute to get it and smile on,
I need to quit it and quit trying to pile on,
All the gimmicks and quick fixes that find me on,
The bottom rung feeling unsung and spied on,
But now I want to express this in my song,
Feeling the positive flowing outta my own lungs,
Feeling the power I have to go out and get some,
No more hiding behind the fake, yeah, I’ve lied some,
See I can take this situation and face it,
Make it a new situation that I don’t want to replace,
So tired of looking down, walking ‘round, with my head gone,
Gotta hold on to this feeling, gotta hold on,
I’ve wasted so much time feeling despised on,
When those voices in my head start talking, I’m gone,
I need to talk back so I can get to talking on,
Been hush hush, quiet for too long,
So smile on.

CHORUS

VERSE 2:

You don’t have to listen to me if you don’t wanna,
Cuz you can keep on living life within the walls of your drama,
And you can quit trying and just go home and live with your mama,
Hide in the basement, find replacement in your tv and sauna,
Oh wait, you don’t have one cuz you can’t afford steam,
And your fait is on hold because you ran from your team,
And your team is sitting wondering what’s up with the dream,
All because you had to quit, you felt a rip at the seems,
But a smile can change a day, a week, a year and a life,
It can erase all of the pain, the weakness, fear and the strife,
And it can give you all the strength you need to head towards the light,
And once you see it, you believe it and you know it’s alright.
So smile now and let your neighbor see the joy on your face,
And let him take it to the others that are up in his space,
And if we all can let this process just continue for days,
Then we can change the world forever, in so many ways,
So smile on.

CHORUS 2X

VERSE 3:

I’ve been biding my time, waiting for a second sun to shine,
Waiting ‘till the world is mine,
Waiting ‘till I lose weight, or ‘till I choose fait,
Or ‘till God himself tells me it’s ok,
But that time never comes, this time’s begun,
So you gotta choose now or you’ll never see the sun,
And at night, don’t wait for the fireworks up in the sky,
You gotta try, choose life, then choose a smile.

CHORUS 2X

Smile On


CHORUS:

(Stop for air) Feels like you’re gaspin’ for air kinda,
Just like you’re gaspin’ for air, ya need to,
Feed the hope to start the repair,
And to stop gaspin’ for air, you’re almost there.

(Stop for air) Feels like you’re gaspin’ for air kinda,
Just like you’re gaspin’ for air, ya need to,
Feed the hope to start the repair,
And to stop gaspin’ for the air out there.

VERSE 1:

I use to run in circles with my life on hold,
I use to eat the pie with no al la mode,
But after years of fear, that plan got old,
I had to rearrange, it’s strange how you find your own,
I can’t believe the road and how many times I’ve been towed,
Or how many dimes I spent while nickels I owed,
How many calls from the top were put on hold,
And I how I had to pay the piper with the pipes that I stole,
And how I ran from the cops cuz my tags was old,
Even though my car wouldn’t run on fumes no more,
But with time your mind needs the plot to unfold,
So you can breath, and take your life off hold,
I need to…

CHORUS

VERSE 2:

I use to wonder what it is I’s put here for,
I use to wonder if the world could hear me, or,
If I was screaming to myself and just myself knew the score,
And all the people that I knew had never seen me before,
I use to call my phone before I walked through the door,
So I would have a message that I couldn’t ignore,
I knew I needed a change or some change, I was poor,
But never being who I was really bugged me much more,
I had to learn to tie my shoes with laces I tore,
And how to talk to people that I once was at war with,
See, it’s starting to make sense, and since I’m in store,
For a new life, I think twice about the reward,
I could be here alone just like I was so before,
But now I like it on this side of the door.
I need to stop for air, what was the gaspin’ for?
Just breath.  Yea.

CHORUS

BREAKDOWN

VERSE 3:

And now that I got a couple years under my belt,
I finally can start to understand the way that I felt,
And if I ever start to lose my mind, I find what can help,
A breath of fresh air cuz that’s where my sanity’s held,
I use to spend my mental on the sentimental,
But now I figure I can linger only so long before I go on,
So so long to yesteryear, cuz now the future’s here.
Huh, I need to just breath.

CHORUS 2X

 

Gaspin'


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