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1.
God's Peace 03:28
As I ponder the grand design, and the things I've done with these hands of mine Earthly deeds seem asinine Even as we've had our chance to rise As I ponder the grand design, things I've done with these hands of mine; While the hourglass drops the sands of time; Don't let it pass you by; And Earthly deeds seem asinine As you wait for the planetary alignment; Still, little things remind us of the ways we're blessed, That's true enlightenment Lose divisiveness, who is you choose to rise against? Another (b)ruse from my abyss, This time I'll show em who the Viking is; Are you surprised at this? How'd it get so obvious How'd it get so monotonous? Who'd a thought we'd fly the kite again? And what's the likeliness? Seems so preposterous But when you fall its just dust yourself off and try again Chew your vitamins, cause soon the time exists when you know that you're old no matter who's defining it; And life is calling us, feel like I know that God exists; But I can't explain it, don't know what the problem is As we search for peace, so many quick to insert defeat Guess you didn't know I play for keeps, Yes it's Mad Hugs who makes the beats Creativity's a great release, We say energy's a state of being And it's a tasty treat, destiny, you better face it, G Big pie better take a piece In time at a place out East With a big sign reading no vacancies, And a couple things you almost can't believe If I could find it, I would Look far for the time that was good; Big heart with a mind of diamonds Been far and still trying to find it Asking myself if I should stand firm in the place where I stood So tired of knocking on wood Just another stick in the mud Just another brick in the wall Just another seed in the bud Just a number that you can call when you're not feeling the love And I know that things can get stalled, we see it floating above Seems like some folks have it all, but it ain't ever enough They had to start it over, it seems that a piece still remains, of how it was before, but it's trial and error They had to start it over, it seems that a piece still remains, of how it was before, but it's trial and error They had to start it over, it seems that a piece still remains, of how it was before, but it's trial and error They had to start it over, it seems that a piece still remains, of how it was before, but it's trial and error
2.
Wobbly 03:59
And when the bass gets wobbly; Phraseology is my hobby and they get sloppy; It's why they could never stop me And when the bass gets wobbly; Phraseology is my hobby and they get sloppy; It's why they could never stop me It's a toroidal shape with the madness Ants in the sight of my picnic basket swea that i care less it's compacted and its tough down in toon town you get flattened Pupils dialated, and I would say its a platform for expansion Through the eyes of a nation, societies have been formed through these actions Sheep shorn of their wool, things borne of these passions Procedural protocol as we broke the fourth wall and created attachment He who thinks he can yoke the ox without consent of the beast is a dope who's been slacking uniquely appropriated, I know one thing, don't throw away chances Beneath the mask is a similar fascist with limited tactics complete visual slashes between temporal lapses Honestly, I don't care how mystical your path is, My shallow side would rather hide a fistful of dollars Geometric patterns form the cactus, Eat the worm at the bottom of the mezcal And that's some typical cat sh-- The doors of perception still have minimal latches Got no time for BS in general, that is; I vent when I'm mad as you spin on this axis Here comes the train, click, clickety clack so remember that as youre fixing your fact sheet Yes I'm elite and I'm also an athlete Mad Hugs keep it moving with significant back beat All these hot rappers, not many can catch me Even if you thought you're varsity at the track meet Not enough real, too many acting none of your business what we do when relaxing Alkoloidal components chemically reacting and the voice can't sing through the noise canceling Headphones, I let go doing my damn thing there's no difference between what you do and you can be Adaptation, they ruin it badly Outer space man, when you landed on the moon was it sandy? Uh oh, blocked by the firmament like the bloodflow stopped by the tournequit Lifes a struggle a lot, but it's worth to live lifting the veil coincides with emergences Can you seperate experience from personage? Some have implied that a hero lurks within Suppose then we define what courage is already certain, unapologetically permanent And the task is elastic, In the past your antics were the antiques With the Atlantean atlas, sail across the Atlantic to a jazz piece Drop hammer, blacksmith to the anvil a master of alchemy and metallugy I'm about to get medieval on that a-- But if it goes down, you ain't ever heard of me I'm about to bring a sequel to the last and then leak it through the back while they slither through the grass Devil show up in the details real fast Suit of armour was an exoskeletal mass Probably full of topsoil and insect frass 2 crows sat upon a telephone pole and laughed And when the bass gets wobbly; Phraseology is my hobby and they get sloppy; It's why they could never stop me And when the bass gets wobbly; Phraseology is my hobby and they get sloppy; It's why they could never stop me
3.
(Sole:) From a place where nobody knows; If they do, they keep their mouth closed ln the odds over weighing for the day to come; looking at the mess they left, seeking new worlds to run This place is a trainwreck; No conductor yelling, "All aboard" Quite the opposite: And we know they don't tell me what you know, show me how to do it Clueless; Motherf--- tell me how to run our lives just to watch ya fall like dominoes judged by dataset, hung by laminate Hold by credit that's godless What the f--k is this? Let's get even, even when it seems that the dreams we believe in build up and blow and then they fall like leaves The wind don't blow us Running like a warden and the walls don't slow us All they want to go is a prison to put us in But they can't hold us all; My dreams don't fit in your ledger Why they do, I know better Live like poetic, give like a medic I'm not asking for credit Rebel peasant f--- your president No one obeys cause no one can rule ya No one judges ain't no one cooler This place been good to me even though i've grown to hate it here Gone with the wind I mean, even if we never win, we're never gonna disappear For the ancestors, to the OG's It's a grand gesture, everyone gon' see And you can't measure it, cause it's so deep This is not the last letter, you are not the only... One Trekking through miles of urban decay juxtaposed against styles of gentrification and that handheld electronic device you hold to your face is a tool for population control emitting constant radiation Fuck an opinion if it isn't really based on shit We've already been long gone, far ahead as they chase our drift consider it more than a little bit of prose for the literate I just hope that they listen to the scope that we iterate The diliemna's in a minute made isn't it? Look at it in a different way then it fits but i'm one who sees doubt in the benifit Only one way to fall when you're Icarus So many minds clouded with Ignorance Information overload with the sounds and the images And the told us the boundaries were limitless even as "they" attempted to fence us in again Too bad that the matrices are thin You sad that the veil's lifting Train hard for the great conditioning Forget about a fairy tale ending Said we had it better than the ancestors But they did stuff we have never set up As remnants and relics mark the landscape, as if to say, "who is the next up?' hidden history buried underneath officialdom and if you want the truth maybe your wish will come... (but you can't handle the truth)
4.
Stuck inside the mind of divine valentine revolution no one gives a damn about solutions so i just walk around this city feeling jittery And almost having fun leave a nods up to the sun I play with matches where plane site crashes into Bulletin boards busting shots atop some buildings black sores cover my lungs Suffer patriots who say they can't face this shit Spaceships lifting off modern-day candles are hood for the vandals where there's West Angeles looking in the water harder than the sheep keeping lost soul slaughter God came to me in the form of a daughter So I gave that shit away from my alter Now I just wanna ask you who's harder, who's harder I see I just got caught there Mr. Pen Ultimate, dreaming with the Lotuses I thought I told you that we been over it But here we go again, ring around the Rosie, It seems like such a loaded question to be posing it Where do I go now? to carry this old cloud character staring this road down Very alone now, How its always gonna be if you don't slow down baby And I got a policy, I'm on my own now; Like every day's a good day above ground; What you do with it depends on your own style Some take it like a coliseum showdown Others are mere spectators, faces in the crowd Sang rock a bye til the wind broke bows Stayed coughing, high, from the endo clouds Same Oscify with the sick flow sound Kids with really big dreams in little towns There's a million scenes and pistol rounds Learn to love, one ever showed em how Took a miracle to wow So many jaded by the physical So they drop a wedge like a spiritual plow Behind the hedge, you could hear something growl The material world cast's a shadow Mr. Pen Ultimate, dreaming with the Lotuses I thought I told you that we been over it But here we go again, ring around the Rosie, It seems like such a loaded question to be posing it Mr. Pen Ultimate, dreaming with the Lotuses I thought I told you that we been over it But here we go again, ring around the Rosie, It seems like such a loaded question to be posing it
5.
More than just You and me But where is the unity? Looking through to see But where is the unity? Just a moment in time in the microcosm met a whole lot of people almost liked all of em Along the way met a few I never got along with, was ok if it didn't turn into a problem On to the next, life moves fast so I let go of anger In the blink of an eye, things change best make peace sooner than later Let go of illusions we use to attempt to reduce the need Know what it means to be truly free These quick remedies work usually Society's full of lunacy and we interpret it musically Select what we choose to see The future ain't what it used to be Used to be so easy, their thinking was self-defeating No inkling of a different reasoning So quickly they twist the meaning Used to be so difficult So many pitfalls for those that have given up hope Unity so integral All together now we can hit the note More than just You and me But where is the unity? looking through to see But where is the unity? More than just You and me But where is the unity? looking through to see But where is the unity? Some think it might be easy to find Walk, take a step to the edge of your mind On a new mission, want to give everything, try to leave some significance And their version of events is the current that we swim against bad writing, wouldn't worry about the penmanship Anyway, thanks for the friendship, Anytime, don't mention it And the enemy is illegitimate, that's why they thrive on censorship The divine remains infinite And the mind is an instrument It's a life with a price just to live in it They attempt to divide with their rhetoric United we stand, we can never let em win Make em throw away their faulty lesson plans and they can hedge their bets and bad etiquette Some think it might be easy to find Walk, take a step to the edge of your mind Some think it might be easy to find Walk, take a step to the edge of your mind
6.
How long can you sit and wait til you're considered late so inconsiderate Frozen in space, so then is it fate Hard talk, cigar box, open the case Started off with smart thoughts and slow dimwitted pace Charge off to march on to the omens that they chase marathon, know it isn't a race Heart was all focused on holding visions of grace So what do you do when the card you're holding isn't an ace I guess it depends on where your intentions are based Losers will never win at this pace Ask myself am I dreaming, go ahead pinch my face just inches away, never be the same since we stepped in the fray With a stencil to trace, It matters don't treat it like a video game cause Whatever it is you wanna do today; better make it count Whatever it is you wanna do today; better make it count (Give it, give it, give it all i've got Cause i could never be something I'm not Life is all about the choice we can live free or we can be destroyed and as for me I have captured the dream) I know you will Falsified history, layers of detritus Day to day creativity still excites us minus all the time to write it We are inspired by the energy that life is kinda bittersweet, focus on the positive practice gratitude, hope is not all there is laziness became a favorite, guess that's why what i wanted i was chasing it Mental ailment, grass was always greener on the other side might run another leg of it Breakfast to the suppertime, jump in line, and i hope you like the taste of it Come take a trip on the train, engine number 9 Sun'll shine in the summer like eh, its lit Up and at em, come and tie the laces quick NOt enough hours to find the space to fit Up and at em, nows the time to make it hit Whatever it is you wanna do today; better make it count Whatever it is you wanna do today; better make it count I know you will Whatever it is you wanna do today; better make it count I know you will But what do I know? Whatever it is you wanna do today; better make it count I know you will But what do I know?
7.
(Lord Zen:) Time for us to wake up the world's too sleepy spiritual beings some wont ascend completely lost in the caverns repeating these patterns Piling up to call my obscene how it happens Don't wanna clean the dirt, too hard, go berserk Just to do our parts hearts burst, Minds jerk Worse, we leave when big challenges spurt Change feelings when we can't stand the hurt of the healing Even though we know we gotta do that first Before we can have the space to create a heaven on earth Written in verse by the mechanical megahertz Philosophical probable laws of nature at work Student since birth, spent my lifetime perched on a high peak, my speech amplifies me like church So I gotta choose my words wisely, live positive for self and those by me we can recreate it all with a song; we can recreate it all with a song; we can recreate it all with a song; we can recreate it all with a song; (Oscify:) Faith over fame so it's grace before the name They wage a war of shame, still in labor for the pay What are they waiting for, the majors or the game Dont think they wanna know how many snakes the sword has slain Don't get it on credit if you can't afford to pay How much luggage does it take to board the train How many nuggets til you smoke your pain away He said f--k it and then he set the torch ablaze Contorted phases in the portraits that are painted But they're still running wild horses and they graze The file forces with the coarseness of the grain Divided boarders there's no choices in the maze To slice these corners is a failed coarse to take They fight reform as they take their portion cake It might be warm, the icy storm was gone for days And thy reward was the brittle bones that ache If it ain't supported, brace. This way we forge the strength But can you fix it when you break the porcelin vase Nobody loves the way coercion tastes Its a new day we must make important changes we can recreate it all with a song; we can recreate it all with a song; we can recreate it all with a song; we can recreate it all with a song; we can recreate it all with a song; we can recreate it all with a song; we can recreate it all with a song; we can recreate it all with a song;
8.
the world is changing so many shapes re arranging places and scenery names and faces and basically we can see the drain of complacency that pertains to this A vacancy was created between the spaces of ellipses Your agency was elated actions we've taken to state the purpose underdeveloped and not fully formed was a seed in the ground that found no purchase Tried leaving this feeling behind but somehow still couldn't shake it Upgrades for the cavemen, just landed the space ship So many shapes in the gradient opening day at the game kid Some things cant be blamed on laziness hopefully stay where its safe then Sometimes don't leave any trace of it At others its clear to see That in spite of the odds I just thank god that we made it amazingly So tell me are you still down Used to think you didn't ever want me around Since then we came forward in leaps and bounds Sometimes it takes forever to hit the ground Drip drip, there's a hole in the hull of the ship Total legit, there's a toll on the road that we trip Pulling us in, literature and the scrolls that were written Chosen inventions, instrumental to the system I'm not sure what you think you know from a distance but i support the premise that there's more to existence And it's obvious in the course of events That enough is enough, and everyone has their limits They found the box from pandora reach in, started messing around like the sorcerers apprentice now that's a really old story where nobody wins But your final commitment should be to mind your own business So tell me are you still down Used to think you didn't ever want me around Since then we came forward in leaps and bounds Sometimes it takes forever to hit the ground
9.
Where did you go its a miracle you can carry your own there you go to the treasure cove dog bury the bone aerials in the air we've flown like all year long and its a way of life so please don't call it a song so follow along I was just a young lad walking a long didn't feel like I did anything wrong but let me tell you for sure I was wrong shoulda known all along cause the bigger they come the harder they fall What you gonna do with your back against the wall Fight or flight its the wildest call said it'd be easy not that way at all gotta keep going no time to wait or stall it's your life you make the call and I'm a make it back even if i have to crawl that's called giving it your all I was looking for a way to fly I was looking for a way to fly I was looking for a way to fly I was looking for a way to fly how many times must i turn it over in my mind til it's over and behind can already read the signs some things we never leave behind evidently, they were right wish that everything was fine look those problems in the eye pretty soon we'll take it on, you know it'll be alright the rest of the expression was obsession with exception and aggression with the method they had let in I can't feel what it feels to be real on a wing upon a prayer with a bottle and a message I was looking for a way to fly I was looking for a way to fly I was looking for a way to fly I was looking for a way to fly
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(Hania Yiska:) I will run away inside my mind and find what is divine But when you see me there inside your scary times I try to side and find that We could slip into another world where it’s so cold and I love everything about this world except for my mistakes and dround inside thee other lake of fire, take me higher god, I need you in my heart, tear me apart till we make art again. (Doc Os:) on and on the garden grow we got a long way to go i just thought you oughtta know we got a long way to go Deep at night and they sleep awake Easy as pie, its a piece of cake real as can be don't need the fake Never had nothing so we reach to take for pete's sake, why would you cheat to make it becomes a crutch as you seek the greatness Trust that you won't recieve the same gifts and definitely won't defeat the matrix many places alien cicatrix Idle poets still turning phrases I don't know if you're the same as fire glows as it burns and blazes eyes that glow like furnace lazers willing, able, still see tracers will enable to turn these pages belong to us are all your bases don't fall for praises all the kings horses all the tradesmen Still face colonization warriors your all amazing stockbrokers wanna keep it trading but there's more to life than recieving payment became spiritually complacent stayed spitting underground didn't need the basement and you can keep the fame cause got my people its feast or famine Say what you want, but we still standing irregularities getting re-examined on and on the garden grow we got a long way to go i just thought you oughtta know we got a long way to go
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Young in the area with nothing to do Acted like its just something we all do wanted to be cool like me too but feel like they don't even see you life will kick you in the face like an emu and many hearts are cold as an igloo at the start, you don't know the sequel doing things not exactly legal live life, what are you waiting for going all out became the game of sport Change course with a wrong turn you can't afford didn't go his way when he had his day in court Standing between 4 walls in a jail cell looking pale, feeling not well and withdrawals were a lesser form of hell and the change of routine cracked the shell confronting the inner ogre it's a game of chess every step takes us closer roommate said, "man your story's not over" Try living life 14 years sober here we are, It's been a long day, yes it has I knew this one girl, she was a little older had a bad liver with no donor all i say for her pain, glad that its over this spring make 14 years sober get the picture a printer without the toner Underground world symbolism with the code word So what you gonna do when coyotes and hyenas got you backed into a corner A whole lotta folks in the world wishing that their time wasn't shorter Don't look back, now, just look forward somehow things got out of order but along the line we turned a corner Became strong as the bricks and the morter It's no picnic though it is rewarding We must find our own way and make our own fortunes So are you still down or are you horsing around Will you come with the townspeople and the torches? or will you help us barricade the fortress and stay until the war ends Noize in the forest voices in a chorus choice of supreme importance what would you do if it was you? would you stand and help me too what would you do if it was you? would you stand and help me too what would you do if it was you? would you stand and help me too what would you do if it was you? you what would you do if it was you? would you stand and help me too what would you do if it was you? would you stand and help me too what would you do if it was you? would you stand and help me too what would you do if it was you? you
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Speak things into existence, it's all very telling words are magical, why you think its called spelling written symbols, sigils in the lettering through this lens we interpreted everything rare that we circle the carriages you're hilarious, are you serious? compared to the verses and antonyms as you stare your version of randomness unaware of the perfect attachment that tears at the curtain that's lurking in back of it and the chariot surf with the pegasus and the question is what is the exigence convieniently neglect the positive as they develop the negatives it seems that they ejected common sense but where does that leave the rest of us confident speak of their prophecies forgot then that each has its preferences they let it in trying to mesh with it impressionist with the restlessness and they stand at the edge of abyss combing for messages glad to have met you how freaking fresh is this? Just wanna let you know that I will be there So many people out are cold and don't care Same that'll tell you that if life is no fair don't let it make you be the one who won't share Just wanna let you know that I will be there So many people out are cold and don't care don't let it make you be the one who won't share here it is again a chance to be rare; So what you gonna do when it all comes down and the energy waves is vibrational sound cut a one two turn the volume loud can even relate to a face in the crowd mosaic of tile, space in the grout long time coming taking a while not one thing i would trade for it now dust in the rug, shaking it out even if i never say it aloud working hard, making her proud working for the sake of the town not all heros wear a cape when they're out shouldn't have to tell you what i'm all about heart on my sleeve and sweat on my brow like bart said, don't have a cow still got a whole lot more snow to plow stepped out, accepted the challenge no less than the best is allowed so they said faith can move mountains heavy is the head that wears the crown Up the stairs and down again, please just be there when it counts

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Part 4 of "The Uplift' series by Mad Hugs and Doc Oscify keeps the abstract ultra lyrical vibes of the previous releases rolling with fresh beats and dope concepts. A bit shorter than Uplift 3, part 4 features guest verses from Sole of Anticon and The Skyrider Band, and Lord Zen Relzm of the Visionaries, as well as Mad Hugs' alter egos, Jibah and Hania Yiska. A positively uplifting experience, the Uplift 4 is here now for you!

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released October 5, 2018

Composed and produced by Mad Hugs, Nostalgic Afterlife, And Clear Sun, with additional Vocals, production, and arrangement by Doc Os. Track 3 features vocals by the legendary wordsmith, Sole of Anticon. Track 4 features Vocals by the emcee Jibah. Track six features the one and only Lord Zen Relzm of The Visionaries crew. Garden Grow features vocals from folk singer Hania Yiska.

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