All Nighters

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I’ve been “kicking” since 89’

Way before “Tribe” turned it to the motto we boast by

If rap is an academic

All “credits” always to the Most “Fly”

“Cross”check the “timeline” Christ be the origin
 “Flowing” like a “torrent” of Living Water He pouring in
 “Seeding you the data” we inundating the language:
 The Bread of life is audible: you listening to a banquet
 Bust out your writing utensil: papyrus and pencil
 Scribing the reminder essential

Mind is a temple: sniper rifle minus the metal

So aim high: and never undermine your potential
 Sprawled ivy on the brick walls

Arched halls with the big stones

So come and sit for a lecture

‘Cause sometimes life be the best professor

If life is a test: go give it ya’ll best

Let’s pull an all nighter (pull an all nighter)
 If life is an essay let's write to the next page
 “We all write.” “We all write.”

Learn well. Pay attention

You are not exempt from the testing

So when the day comes, don’t stress 

‘Cause you've been working hard all semester

Time is of the essence; select those electives

And step toward progression; perfect your profession
 And count it all joy when you fall down flat
 Sometimes the build up is better than the climax
 Sometimes we gotta be flat to see heaven

All times we gotta “get past” to be “present"

I want to live for the moment 

But fear got me living like a ghost

It’s a voluntary effort though agree to an extent

We crippled by belief: the deceit that we accept

You breathing in the flesh but interior is dead
 Luckily, the Guy who resurrected teaches lessons

So if it resonates, spit it with the authority

Distribute it to brothers and sisters in their sororities
 Translate it, import it to masses and the majority
 Tweet, write, recite, or the assortment of the three

If life is a test: go give it ya’ll best

Let’s pull an all nighter (pull an all nighter)
 If life is an essay let's write to the next page
 “We all write.” “We all write.”

Learn well. Pay attention

You are not exempt from the testing

So when the day comes, don’t stress 

‘Cause you've been working hard all semester

Sometimes life doesn’t ever “add up”

I could never trust my calculus and algebra

My angles ain’t acute enough... I’m on a “tangent”

Dramatically, I Tango with my DNA- I suck at dancing

But these physics ain’t to blame for my incompetence

I’m pondering what Dawkin’s said and if it’s really true

Biology’s to propagate the genes that I possess

Then I should operate as such: but what of meaning?

And what of my capacity to long for higher purpose am I dreaming?
 Psychology could tell me what it is, but never “why.” 

I dug into philosophy, I found myself embedded in the Earth

And all the fossils started talking to me: told me

That they felt there’s something deeper

Dug the wrong direction and warned me not to repeat it.

I guess the only option is to look into heavens 

I studied all the attributes of God manifested. And now it makes sense

If life is a test: go give it ya’ll best

Let’s pull an all nighter (pull an all nighter)
 If life is an essay let's write to the next page
 “We all write.” “We all write.”

Learn well. Pay attention

You are not exempt from the testing

So when the day comes, don’t stress 

‘Cause you've been working hard all semester

Way before I got my first degree

I’ve been burning emcees to the third degree

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from Ashley Court (2017), released January 1, 2017

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nak Chino, California

A Filipino-American lyricist, rapper, poet and chronically depressed, irrational over-thinker, teacher, graduate student, and registered nurse from Chino, California. This is shy rap. Repentance despite feeling forsaken. Lyricism at its lowest. Emotional music for introverted people. Sounds for the hopeful. Living proof that God could use losers. Music best enjoyed alone. ... more

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