Bushel

Different shades and different styles
Is the mask you’re wearing really worthwhile
What is it you’re truly hiding away
What is it that you’re afraid of today

Are the thoughts you wish to see excel
Being smothered away because you don’t want to tell
Is the change you want to see
Something you’re keeping to yourself instead of letting it be free

What needs to happen to make you feel secure
To make you feel the voice you have can mature
To be something that can help influence the right progress
What experience needs to take place for you to want that success

If you’re contemplating many ideas, why not share
Allow yourself to show that you care
Life isn’t fair, but we’re meant to help improve situations
So don’t hide away with silence or doubt being a destination

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Pleasure or Pressure

What do you feel most, pleasure or pressure
Do you seek more pleasure to ease the pressure
Are you feeling pressure to get pleasure
Where enlies your mindset, your true treasure

Various surroundings persuading us to do one thing
While other forces try to control us through brainwashing
Our perceptions alter with each experience
As we live each day with the world becoming more delirious

Is there any room for pleasure while under pressure
Responsibilities mounting up as you try to endure
The pressure upon your shoulders to move forward
Is the pleasure you’re seeking something really to look toward

With every action there is a reaction
With every pro there is a con
As you depict the different definitions
Is your life an accurate reflection

With You

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1st Verse:
Shhhhhhh

I need it quiet as I lay myself to rest
This pain spreading in my body is it cancer or stress
Perhaps my soul’s sensitive to the world being a mess
Despite all these tests, I know that I’m blessed

Because there’s nothing to stop my progress
The author of it all already dictated my success
Whether I’m striving ahead or found dead
The work that has been done will continue to spread

As the days go by I sit back and witness
Many people out there losing their confidence
Actions being taken that have no common sense
Leaving a wake of mistakes that make life tense

A plethora of adventures leading to addictions
A myriad of problems producing failed relationships
A great gap of emptiness as they look deep in
None of them wanting to listen to the voice within

2nd Verse:
Shhhhhhh

Can’t you see all the people sleeping
Closed off to reality too busy dreaming
Caught up in the whirlwind of fantasy
What will it take for them to awake

For us to be living for moralities sake
So we don’t get swallowed up in the earthquake
The feelings we express are they genuine
Or are we conditioned to someone else’s regimen

What’s with the lack of security in our mentalities
Are we too afraid to share our own personalities
There’s all this nonsense regarding what’s fake
With the message being portrayed we should break

Why should we listen to those with no inner strength
Trying to lead us down the road where our lives tank
Breathe in and breath out, let go of all the doubts
We need one another for our purpose to come about
That’s why we should all shout…

3rd Verse:
Shhhhhhh

Walking aimlessly have we become zombies
Hungering after the flesh and the temporary
Things that don’t satisfy or create memories
Leading to further aches, pains, and tragedies

It seems we’re stuck in a haze of hate
One of the furthest things from being great
Saturated in separation I thought we left segregation
What’s with the direction of this nation and its education

Flanked by answers to millions of questions
Blindsided by the various given definitions
Love wins and love forgives so let God in
Christ didn’t make the sacrifice for you to forfeit

As we navigate life strangely like a contortionist
We need to abolish the acts of the abortionist
Several children gone now without a choice
So many lost without ever making a noise
Who will it be to relay this message of their voice

Ending

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1st Verse:
Some say that the end is near
How can that picture ever be clear
Today is the end for many lives
It’s also the time for many to rise

A battle in the forefront and background
We hear the call in almost every sound
An agenda is always presented with news
Or even in the trenches of your own crew

They’ve laid claim that it’s an effect of a butterfly
Rippling like water throughout your life, but why
The choices we make impact the breath we take
So don’t let these problems become an outbreak

Many wonder the source of discourse
Since there’s all this violence with no remorse
Trying to understand it all can be a drain
And it’s rather impossible to predict the end with our own brain

Hook:
There are many endings
With nothing being an absolute
There are many beginnings
With nothing guaranteed for revenue

There’s always an alternative to the outcome
Finding the correct path can be hard for some
Focusing on the death or finality
Isn’t wise for the sake of our vitality

Many struggle, many suffer
Time doesn’t wait for life to buffer
We’re constantly streaming with our heart beating
Our minds are meant for creating not destructing

2nd Verse:
Look at the rates of suicide
It’s quite literally hard to hide
People falling at an alarming rate
Doesn’t matter their lifestyle or age

All access means more to deal with
The social aspects of torment are no myth
24/7 people try to infiltrate using these connections
As a result people are giving in due to no protection

They feel as if their life is no longer worth it
Because they don’t believe in a sense of purpose
It’s hard to swallow and hard to take
The tragedies piling up with the heartbreak

People want to disregard the lifeguard
When He is clearly the only effective armor
Now isn’t the time to deflect, but collect
Accept the facts and show the respect

Hook:
There are many endings
With nothing being an absolute
There are many beginnings
With nothing guaranteed for revenue

There’s always an alternative to the outcome
Finding the correct path can be hard for some
Focusing on the death or finality
Isn’t wise for the sake of our vitality

Many struggle, many suffer
Time doesn’t wait for life to buffer
We’re constantly streaming with our heart beating
Our minds are meant for creating not destructing

3rd Verse:
What is the legacy you’re trying to build
Have you been someone who aims to fulfill
What about those you witness being grilled
Are you showing compassion or just allowing them to be killed

We’re all sharing this planet’s fresh air
Why can’t love now become declared
Separation leads us to being in ruins
While togetherness strengthens our foundations

Hook:
There are many endings
With nothing being an absolute
There are many beginnings
With nothing guaranteed for revenue

There’s always an alternative to the outcome
Finding the correct path can be hard for some
Focusing on the death or finality
Isn’t wise for the sake of our vitality

Many struggle, many suffer
Time doesn’t wait for life to buffer
We’re constantly streaming with our heart beating
Our minds are meant for creating not destructing

Embrace

Complexion and perception are unusual characteristics
Thoughts that drive the emotions of differing logistics
No matter how hard you may try you feel inept inside
Struggling with how you view the image you portray on the outside

Some of us don’t cut ourselves any slack
Expecting perfection when nobody else even has that
Utilizing every chance to enhance certain aspects
Rather than giving ourselves an ounce of self respect

Fighting with our own views
In such ways that others have no clue
None of this should come as news
Since we’ve all suffered a pinch of the blues

For some reason many times compliments fall to the wayside
Due to the sheer amount of disbelief someone holds in tough times
We’re all in some way shape or form tied together with experiences
Since everyone has encountered judgments that were serious

What we see in the mirror is made up of more than just that image
There are far greater explanations and sensations that produce the vision
Everyone reacts differently to what it is they see
Considering we all think and operate uniquely

How it is we react and contemplate
Will determine what kind of life we create
Each moment introduces a new opportunity
With the future waiting patiently

What will we do differently
Does change even need to happen, not necessarily
The context with which you view is up to you
Just don’t hesitate to be something great by missing the lessons of what you’ve gone through

Concern

Many people think she has it all
Trying to hit her up for the call
Wondering how she could be single
So they continue the efforts to mingle

Their primary concern is the look she presents
When they have no clue what’s going on in her head
Struggling to wake up each day
As the momentum of depression has its way

Still looking pleasant with a beautiful essence
But you can’t always believe the surface suggestion
The realness is what lies beneath the initial impression
So take the time to realize the entirety of a person

She puts on a good show for those around her
Even though her thoughts continue to burn
It’s not easy being at the center of a whirlwind of emotion
Seeing everything spin out of control with so much commotion

As I sit back and view from afar
I just hope she can hear my kind remarks
I hope they can reach the storm she’s in
Before another layer of her confidence thins

Need or Greed

A lot of heartbreak going on these days
With many treating relationships as if it’s a game
It’s sad to hear about all the charades
Since so many are suffering as a result of the shames
Nobody taking responsibility for the chatter
Male or female it doesn’t even matter
Since they don’t enact what it is they’re after
Just rather complain about the way things are shattered
Instead of helping to change the culture
They’d rather continue to get picked at by another vulture
So quick to rush into the next
I’m curious if anyone truly has self respect
If you give so freely that which should be saved
What is left to commit to if that’s their only reason to stay
Patience obviously needs to grow
Awareness and understanding need to flow
These “needs” that many focus on
Aren’t worth your constant dips into depression

Lines

Almost everyone is in a pursuit for cash
Avoiding being cordial and instead brash
Nobody respecting the cold hard facts
That respect and decency are what attracts
Everything is more fun with more friends
So within the pursuit don’t treat them as loose ends
Family first is how we should approach deals
Reflecting the love we all hope to feel

The lines of communication have become blurred
Hesitating to connect due to the constant barrage of slurs
Hatred emphasized nightly through various news
When togetherness is the change we need to see accrue
No matter what you say or what you do
Each of us has had difficult times we’ve been through
Doesn’t matter what you think you once knew
Every day presents something new and a radius of change begins with you

Self

With all the media and text you consume
The final decision of what to believe is up to you
The wisdom and intellect that gets relayed
Ultimately depends on your heart and mind’s decided pathway

Sometimes facts are presented, but plenty is unexplained
Lots of questions are formulated for us to figure out each day
Behind the layers of fear, is your conscience clear
Is this something you can accept, will you maintain self respect

Words and letters swirling like a tornado
Engulfing our thoughts sending chills down our torso
What will determine your next choice
Will you speak up and maintain your own voice

Don’t let the abundance of pressure sink you into depression
Contemplating decision after decision just leaves you left wishin’
The storm shouldn’t determine the outcome
Your presence is needed to be present in every situation

Show yourself that you care and become aware
Wake up to life and don’t imprison yourself in despair

Delicacy

I know that our love hasn’t met
But everything about you is hard to forget
The laugh, the speech, the smile, the meet
All of you has me on the edge of my seat

I can hardly wait each day to experience you
A longing that was gone the last I knew
But you’ve revived that essence of connection
Giving me hope once again to develop certain affection

Delivering a calm in the storm
Your very presence brings forth the warmth
An innocence long lost in this generation
The very elegance of rareness is within your foundation

Every aspect of you is of interest
That’s why this feeling of mine persists
An adventure awaits for us to learn more
I can hardly wait to encounter what’s in store

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