Harden the Paint

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Watch as my devices suck the life out me
I'm hiding out on the 9th story
light-skinned, night-vision goggles,
cut the lights homey.
I live a life where my child can go shopping often or ride ponies
though I smoked weed complete with right motives
Even when I sleep I dream and keep the eye focused
Even though I been low
I've been up for a while
a couple different addresses but the same numbers to dial
so leave a message, precious
if there ain't a tone
remembering the days of pay phones and pager codes
and fat fannies with panties on.
Since back in the day, eleventh grade, crazy for the things I'd never known.
Don't let oxygen in
or it gon' harden the paint
I believe solutions can grow out of complaints realistically
cuz we ain't seen the worst of it yet
only friendly competition I know is versus my friends
not concerned with the rest and not to circumvent my personal debts
By/buy all means don't purchase certain ends
and watch as my devices suck the life out me.

November night, long johns, long drink, long pause
then get to stepping feel like strutting like an outlaw
need a long walk with my thoughts til I'm feeling better
cuz outside it's either cold or it's mosquito weather
and mediocrity means weak endeavors
while on weekends eternity wishes we could be forever
This has to be the most fantastic night I've ever lived
cuz in the morning I'ma be up with the kids
I miss seeing my eyelids
besides them and my woman I really got what?
A couple friends, mind, body, and some pot crumbs
Just cuz I'm late don't mean I'm not coming
escaping since the summer with the Saab and the job at the Tom Thumb
evident to me that sugar makes the medicine more sweet for my tastebuds anyone with elementary intelligence eventually see
that's the biggest piece of where I came from
What if we looked up to the sky more?
Be like our ancestors instead of being cyborgs
don't let the man catch you asking all them questions
questioning the structures that's obstructing your perspective
Like, how many bricks?
How many bricks does it take to make a skyscraper?
How many bricks does it take to break the windows in the whole thing?
Trick is, they smiling while they violate you
to make it more convincing that it's win/win

How many bricks does it take to make a skyscraper?
How many bricks does it take to break the windows in the whole thing?


from Fed and Famished, released April 5, 2016



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Chance York Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis-born Chance York has made himself brand new again. Known for his work with bands, Crunchy Kids, and the new and acclaimed, Eric Mayson’s Detail, Chance is fresh, a stylish indie-rap head, at home on dingy basement stages and in classy auditoriums. His music has a universal appeal, a merger of depth and optimism, raw lyricism and style.
Photos: Kristina Ramtahal Labbe and
Adam Degross
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