From the recording NOWHERE (feat. Whitney Hogan)

Lyrics

Nowhere
 
Chorus:
Going nowhere.
Put your soul for sale.
Watch the sober stare from heaven.
No one’s there.
We’re going nowhere.
Getting there in a hurry.
Time don’t slow for man to catch up but we ain’t worried.
 
Bridge:
You got to know.
You got to go.
(repeat 2x and throughout verses every 4 bars)
 
Verse I (20)
Young but to some she was just old enough.
She was a rebel buck when the going gets tough.
It’s rough when nobody wants to help. Growing up.
Got her thinking she ain’t worth the air she soaks up.
Now she letting dirt bags treat her bad.
Jerks that slap, curse, and then beat her flat on her back…
Cause that’s how she learned that people act.
The wheels keep spinning but she ain’t on track.
Now the alcohol-sipping’s turning into a guzzle.
One after another till the pain’s numb.
A double of rum, some beer and a cup of vodka…
She’s under…
Tons of influence…
Running with them dudes that…
Ain’t got nothing to lose.
But they ‘bout  to lose it.
Tough decisions she’s too drunk to choose it.
Planning the future with excuses.
So now she calls her home anywhere where a roof is…
Or wherever depending on what her mood is…
Laughs at it so she won’t feel useless…
Lies all about her life to her new friends…
But all the time in her mind man the truth is…
She’s…
 
Chorus
 
Verse II (16)
He’s a man with big plans.
Turn little to a lot.
Wait till he gets that first check.
He’s gon’ get a nice apartment type spot…
One room and a cot, twin bed, kitchen set with the pans and pots…
He’s out sitting at the bus stop 2 times daily.
Changes clothes at the coin laundry.
Where he lays his head is natures bed.
He tells himself it’s temporary to save respect.
For his own health…
It’s keeping him sane through this.
And there’s no help.
He’s seen as a major risk…
By all of the folks that walk past him avoiding eye contact…
It’s hard to bounce back when odds are all stacked…
Against your favor…
It’s just the way the…
Game is…
He’s up under a weight that he can’t lift.
Still dreaming for the day when he wakes up and fate…
Rearranges the state that he’s caged in.
 
Chorus
 
Verse III (16)
40 hours and 5 days…
Working hard for the pay…
Part of the family…
Father to them regardless…
No plan B…
Never could understand what can’t means.
You just got to roll up your sleeves with no sleep.
His friends opted to pop bottles.
Instead he’s…
Taking care of kids ‘cause mom’s out running them streets.
Got holes in his soles showing bare feet.
As long as both of his kids have a home he’s looking at his goals.
Never slowing up, it’s full speed.
Forward for the most but it’s difficult with more heat.
That’s the pressure...
That’s got your stress up…
So hard when you got it all on you that ya…
 
Chorus