1. Poets and the Beast2:30
  2. Life We Found2:30
  3. Philosophy Of Hope1:46
  4. Tonight2:40
  5. The Architect1:49
Poets and the Beast

Fell in love with nothing
Cuz nothing could last forever
I’m doing good yeah
But we could all be doing better
If the rain don’t kill me
I’ll remain the man I should be
Follow me when I’m climbing But no one be standing with me
The poet took me
Got me thinking bout
Who I could be.
How’d you think you understand me
If you just misunderstood me?
Falling before you push me
I’m walking right out the bottom.
Either be the man I should be
Or embrace the fuckin problem

Fuck appeal to the public I’m dirt broke and rugged.
If you hate it learn to love it nothing fittin in my budget.
I kicked it before the bucket.
Hold more pain than you could stomach.
There’s the gutter, the basement, and then there’s me right above it.
What’s the matter you notice the difference in your attitude?
Whatever happened to not caring bout our different altitudes?
Walk the same damn path just on two separate avenues.
Work the same damn task but one man just has to lose.

Fell in love with nothing
Cuz nothing could last forever
I’m doing good yeah
But we could all be doing better
If the rain don’t kill me
I’ll remain the man I should be
Follow me when I’m climbing But no one be standing with me
The poet took me
Got me thinking bout
Who I could be.
How’d you think you understand me
If you just misunderstood me?
Falling before you push me
I’m walking right out the bottom.
Either be the man I should be
Or embrace the fuckin problem

You wish it until you live it, love it until you break it.
Is she here to stay or visit? You love her but you won’t say it.
Cuz love, aín’t gonna make it probably lost it in the ashes.
Caught up in the basics, wasting time that passes.
Toast to all the bastards here’s a verse for every poet
whoever held the hand of opportunity just to blow it.
Got god, claiming he wrote it, it’s hard thinking you know him.
It’s dark, just for the moment, where’s the light so I showed him.

Fell in love with nothing
Cuz nothing could last forever
I’m doing good yeah
But we could all be doing better
If the rain don’t kill me
I’ll remain the man I should be
Follow me when I’m climbing But no one be standing with me
The poet took me
Got me thinking bout
Who I could be.
How’d you think you understand me
If you just misunderstood me?
Falling before you push me
I’m walking right out the bottom.
Either be the man I should be
Or embrace the fuckin problem

Life We Found

Look myself in the mirror
And I promise I’m complacent of the man that looks back
But I can’t stand the fact that he’s hiding from himself
And I can’t stand the act that he plays and he tells let em know

Let em know, let em know, let em know
What you know, what you know, what you know
Let em know, let em know, let em know
Let em know

We can never be what we wanna be
Cuz you will never believe the lies I speak
Let me open up just to put you down
Let me sober up I swear it’s just for now
Let me fall alone until I hit the ground
The man I’ve become wouldn’t make you proud
And I fall, and I fall
To the life we found

Never been afraid of a choice I made
Till the walls would cave in on all that I’ve known
All our mistakes and our fall from grace
Got me out of place in the place in the place I call home

Should I question allegiance?
Don’t ask this man for his reasons
When the people that you love tryna spill ya blood
Over nothing but a pair of sneakers

How far we’ve come but how low we’ll go
Grew up too young like we failed to grow
Too brave to run too dumb to leave
watch a man fall apart taking more than he needs

I was caught in the wire before I walked through the fire
We all fall to desire every king was once a liar
You know what you know cuz I want you to know it
Plan my next move and refuse to show it
Cease the moment and hold it
Cuz everything that got you where you stand
Probably contradicts everything that you believe in as a man

Here I am in disgust I aint proud of what I’ve done
I aint askin for forgiveness for the sins that I’ve committed
Cuz there’s morals then there’s business there’s survival of the fittest Truth is the life I’m living aint the life I envisioned

We can never be what we wanna be
Cuz you will never believe the lies I speak
Let me open up just to put you down
Let me sober up I swear it’s just for now
Let me fall alone until I hit the ground
The man I’ve become wouldn’t make you proud
And I fall, and I fall
To the life we found

No crowns without blood wish life was bout love
My perspective aint what it should be
Climb the mountain drink from the fountain
Still you’ll never be what you could be
Swear I’m living wrong
Swear the days too dark and the nights too long
Waiting for the dawn
Didn’t choose the path that we’re on

Holding on to moments gone could you forgive the things I’ve wronged I’m holding on to moments lost I’m holding on to all that you’ve forgot.

We can never be what we wanna be
Cuz you will never believe the lies I speak
Let me open up just to put you down
Let me sober up I swear it’s just for now
Let me fall alone until I hit the ground
The man I’ve become wouldn’t make you proud
And I fall, and I fall
To the life we found

Philosophy Of Hope

If you have ghosts, you have everything
If you have ghosts, you have everything
You can say anything you want
And you can do anything you want to do
If you have ghosts, you have everything

One never does that
One never does that
You can call it surprise, there it is
And a part of it is me
One never does that

Maybe time heals pain but time destroys his vision
Fuck depression of reflection punching holes in his image
Society is probably fire feeding the furnace
See success is never given to those who deserve it

If losing is learning I guess I’m merging paths with Einstein
If death relieves the burden guess I’m cutting lifelines
Whens the right time? To turn a choice to decision
I think this world can be different, if the world would just stop and listen

Not to poets, life coaches, but that voice in your head
Some people happy they land owners when theyíre living in sheds
Some people live like stock brokers but live alone without friends
For my ideas teared apart I curse the world from my room
Why should i reach for the stars when I get high to the moon
Am I speaking too soon? My mind’s defying my age
I fear no man on this earth but I’m afraid of the stage

And people locked in a cage would hear my words and just laugh
Theoretically my enemy’s the perspective I have
If god shows wrath can the devil be kind?
I believe that choice sets a future leave my past here to die

Life’s got plans we’ve been dying since birth
A simple man could have his claws on the earth
I’m reaching but not feeling
I’m speaking hardly breathing
The world falls through the ceiling but still I’m not leaving
I’m not leaving
Alone

If heavens promised to a christian our illusion is trust
They say we’re losing our religion but religions losing us
And what’s a god to a man without direction or cause
Who’s the pawn to the plan if destiny has been lost

What is wrong in the hands of the preachers and saints
Could be righteous under eye lids of creations mistakes
Walking over our fate expression’s killing the suburbs
And while we conquer debates, humans conquer each other

We live like kings in the gutter
Crowns were drowned in the sewer
Success was my lover but see my actions abused her
And I’ll crawl back to love her cuz I don’t wanna lose her

And every dream of the future has the world at my feet
For my doubts spreading rumors said my throne was a seat
Spent time alone with defeat we shared a drink to the past
Said the memories turned enemies to stones in my path

They say that changing is hard, guess I’m considered a dreamer
But how could we learn from our scars if they can’t be seen in the mirror my failure’s my teacher
And my spark for revenge
I’ve been learning I’m the very thing I’m fighting against

Life’s got plans we’ve been dying since birth
A simple man could have his claws on the earth
I’m reaching but not feeling
I’m speaking hardly breathing
The world falls through the ceiling but still I’m not leaving
I’m not leaving
Alone

Tonight

If god don’t like me strike me where I stand
Cuz the money in your wallet don’t make the man
Cuz the pain that you swallow’s never part the plan
Middle finger to tomorrow cuz here I am
Here I remain hoping that the truth doesn’t hurt
For the moment just ease the pain
Embrace the rain knowing that no matter how hard we try
We all miss the train
Maybe that’s the way life’s supposed to be
Living to impress but deaths standing close to me
Fell short of the man that I hoped to be
Tugging on the past cuz I’m tryna catch the ghost of me
Too far to see too high to crash
Searching for a purpose in an empty glass
Searching for a virgin not a piece of ass
Sipping on the bourbon from the devil’s Flask

Im telling you baby that i’m caught in the middle
Between the life that you gave me and the life behind the pistol
Don’t you worry bout tomorrow cuz tonight is a party
And we’d rather fall in love with ourselves then somebody

Perception, perfection, anything that you want just mention
Anything for a false impression like
Hey I’m looking for a woman to invest in
Call me crazy might be faded often baby want it take it
Falling lately no one makes it
Swear you made me get you naked
Make a statement let’s crack the pavement
What’s a plan to a man who told fate we’re changing
From the gutter to greatness never stay complacent
Let’s own the night let’s take what’s taken
I’m contemplating sick of waiting
Sick of sleeping while the dream’s awake
And I swear I’m leaving if nothing’s changing
Embrace the weekend if tonight’s amazing

Baby, baby, baby, baby, help me lose control
Baby, baby, baby, baby, don’t spend the night alone

Im telling you baby that i’m caught in the middle
Between the life that you gave me and the life behind the pistol
Don’t you worry bout tomorrow cuz tonight is a party
And we’d rather fall in love with ourselves then somebody

Lyrics in note

Turn off the lights let’s hide where we are
We can survive we could carry on
You’re running out of time to try and find where you might belong
You’re just getting by but maybe you’ve been getting by too long
But I’d rather die than live tomorrow still afraid
And I’d rather dive into the fire than remain

As the slave to the voice in my head to the clock on the wall
To the books that we’ve read that we’ll never recall
To the time that we spend wasting moments to doubt
To the things that you’ve said that you probably left out
Of discussions we had in regards to the lies
That we told to keep hold of our comfortable lives
Every poem let it go sick of writing these lines
If the world doesn’t care if I’m wrong or I’m right

But I know that there’s more to me than 9 to 5 and watching TV
That there’s more to see than the bottom of this bottle when it’s empty
Sick of believing we exist just to expire
When the truth is that we’re living to inspire

Everything that you learned throw it out let it burn
Cuz the way that you were living was rigged for your return
To greatness back to basics fuck a day shift
See through the matrix that they created
To pretend you’re racist to control your wages to untie your laces
Let’s revise the pages and ignite the brain
If we fail to awaken I guess we’ll remain

As the slave to the voice in my head to the clock on the wall
To the books that we’ve read that we’ll never recall
To the time that we spend wasting moments to doubt
To the things that you’ve said that you probably left out
Of discussions we had in regards to the lies
That we told to keep hold of our comfortable lives
Every poem let it go sick of writing these lines
If the world doesn’t care if I’m wrong or I’m right

There’s a voice in my head told me leave or I’m dead
Told me change or be gone said it’s hard to move on
Gotta go hit the road need to learn how to grow
On my own all alone building Rome with a song
You’re right where you belong make the path you’re on
Stronger than before made it through the storm
All the lines are drawn learn to accept the man you are
Came too far to forget

As the slave to the voice in my head to the clock on the wall
To the books that we’ve read that we’ll never recall
To the time that we spend wasting moments to doubt
To the things that you’ve said that you probably left out
Of discussions we had in regards to the lies
That we told to keep hold of our comfortable lives
Every poem let it go sick of writing these lines
If the world doesn’t care if I’m wrong or I’m right

But I know that there’s more to me than 9 to 5 and watching TV
That there’s more to see than the bottom of this bottle when it’s empty
Sick of believing we exist just to expire
When the truth is that we’re living to inspire

Credits

– Written, Performed, and Produced by TJ Mercury
– Vocal performances from Christina Dimaio
– Recorded, mixed, and executively produced by Greg Pizzullo
– Mastered by Grammy award winning engineer Mark B. Christensen.
– A MercuryRae Production.

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Poets and The Beast EP

It’s dark, just for the moment, where’s the light so I showed him.