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lyrics

Fresh up out depression got me feeling mello hype/
I be sealing feelings like my deals, hella tight/
I don’t like nobody but in public I’m polite/
When the money match the motive, I’ma show you what I’m like/
Larry David honesty ain’t curbing my replies/
Killing those with kindness my deserving of demise/
You ever been in company of people you despise/
I feel like that every time I take a walk outside/
Weekdays run my errands so that I don’t run into you/
Asking what I do for work ,I don’t care what you do/
You moved to the city for the scene and that you erase/
I moved to New York cause flight is cheap from JFK/
I was cool in DC out in PG round the way/
Your coolness smell of newness yeah the receipt say today/
Old you or the new you keep both you out my space/
Glad to see you blossom, do I look like I’m a vase/

[chorus]
apologies for the way I come across/
I hate everything for no reason just because/
An introvert at heart, I appreciate the love/
Please don’t feel the need to show it, knowing it is good enough/
Became an entertainer as to hide in plain sight/
It’s the one in ones that I circum to stage fright/
My rhymes are without filter In real life I keep it hush/
I feel I’ve said enough time to step up on the mic/

I’m not baby setting for adults who live in fear/
Of rejection or can’t deal with being wrong/
Or Think that going in directions not preferred is something weird/
Cause your acceptance to conform is so that you don’t get compared/
God forbid, if you’re different you’re a threat because you dared/
Well if thats how you feel when I’m my presence say you scared/
Please don’t come around me flexing with the energy of feds/
acting like I got wire way you watching what I wear/
What’s left that’s unique, we all subscribe to prepared/
I use to have a story til it leaked and got re-shared/
I know it’s not as lonely when you think someone cares/
Exactly why’s a reason that is still up in the air/
I’ve people watched from steps at Union station to the square/
I can’t help but notice what’s distinct’s becoming scares/
We gladly trade our freedom for convenience cause it’s comfort over quality a burden to think logically/

[chorus]
apologies for the way I come across/
I hate everything for no reason just because/
An introvert at heart, I appreciate the love/
Please don’t feel the need to show it, knowing it is good enough/
Became an entertainer as to hide in plain sight/
It’s the one in ones that I circum to stage fright/
My rhymes are without filter In real life I keep it hush/
I feel I’ve said enough let me get back on the mic/

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from To What End, released January 20, 2023
Written and Produced by Oddisee
Additional instrumentation by:
Ralph Real - Keys
Saint Ezekiel - Guitar
Dennis Turner - Bass

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