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Mars ILL - My Life
© copyright 2003


(Hook)
my life moves at the speed of the light
my life, I'm in the fight of my life for all of my life
my life is in the limelight, my life here is finite
so gather round tonight and take a look at my life

verse 1:
I live the high life with lowlifes who want life to go right/
they blow like amateurs while I'm a professional who's pro-life/
in rap olympics Moabites hold records against physics/
and make my words a guillotine so that heads can roll with it/
no limit to the breath that i breathe and this life that i lead/
might just touch enough minds with rhymes, develop thousand lifetimes/
bring sentences to life while you serve this life sentence/
just a slave to every hour, counting seconds by the minute/
me, I start where many finish, and my life to me is endless/
trip towards the infinite coz life to me's a pilgrimage/
skywalk like phantom menace, against all odds like Jeff Bridges/
to live life first 'til second coming, hype verses/
verse words written down, world wishin' I might curse/
but my heart beats to the stroke of my pen and I'd die first/
flirt with disaster and transfer life lessons on wax /
and make a soundtrack for life with every track/

hook:
my life moves at the speed of the light
my life, I'm in the fight of my life for all of my life
my life is in the limelight, my life here is finite
so gather round tonight and take a look at my life
my life moves at the speed of the light
my life, I'm in the fight of my life for all of my life
no money, broke life, breain' life down to a science
(my life might be a tragedy, my life will be a triumph)

verse 2:
I got my mind on my money and my money in the next man's bank account/
put my hand to the plow, close my mouth, and just say "thank you" now/
I'm thinking how they take a bow, monopolize the hand claps/
mountains change to mole hills and beaches turn to sand traps/
I walk the narrow path with bare feet on top of broken glass/
navigate through trials of fire that only the chosen pass/
I'm holding fast to what's real, and let the rest fall by the wayside/
trace the hands of time to touch a psychi of the playwrite /
but some of y'all don't play right, you back bite and black ball/
with our back to the wall, eye on the cross amidst the cat calls/
and that's all, man base is wherever this track falls/
the pitch is supposed to change up, but I'm steady throwin' the fast ball/
one in the pennant for independents leavin' this industry winless/
skippin' the clinic right up until the freakin' finish/
yo, in this mic I amplify my life to all the rap fans/
whether words hit airwaves or some record label's trash can/
breathe, breathe in all the good that lies around me/
kiss the ground I walk upon and thank The Most High that He found me/
take the bull by the horn, commence to do the work of millions/
yo, it's my life, and i'll build up a nation of manchildren/

hook:
my life moves at the speed of the light
my life, I'm in the fight of my life for all of my life
my life is in the limelight, my life here is finite
so gather round tonight and take a look at my life
my life moves at the speed of the light
my life, I'm in the fight of my life for all of my life
no money, broke life, breain' life down to a science
(my life might be a tragedy, my life will be a triumph)

verse 3:
I've slapboxed with the pugilist, broken bread with the damned/
from Judah fist to Judas' kiss but itís impossible for me to see the blueprint master plan/
and try to trace the Masterís hand/
stand shouting for the grand stand transform plus illuminous/
I havenít felt this brand new since I left my motherís uterus/
Jupiterís dust cloud couldnít shroud my beaten brow/
other battle scars I've earthed, whichíve become so very proud/
I run this scarlet through my crown while steady screaming ďwhat now?Ē/
crowd breath drawing collecting at the corners of my mouth/
manifest every last destiny's child exits with Godís blessing/
impress my wounds on licking shots, my vocal cords constricting/
my exposure to the sunlight results in heavy blistering/
a mystery of life lived to be pondered by all the ages/
no more jocking trite emcees and open mics or platform stages/
place my rage out of my reach taste any victory in fazes /
day in and day out, Iím living my life, my life/


hook:
my life moves at the speed of the light
my life, I'm in the fight of my life for all of my life
my life is in the limelight, my life here is finite
so gather round tonight and take a look at my life
my life moves at the speed of the light
my life, I'm in the fight of my life for all of my life
no money, broke life, breain' life down to a science
(my life might be a tragedy, my life will be a triumph)