Not the Same – Album Now Available

“Not the Same” Now Available


Credits & Lyrics

+ The Start

Produced by Sean Divine

Lyrics:
All the way from the start I could feel it in my heart like…
I’ve been beating on the drum since day 1
Feeling music in my soul when I had to run
from all the pain in my life
white collar people chasing after bottles
and nobody tells you that the problems stay coming in
even if you got money and you’re hungry for the love of something bigger
I practiced ball all day in my parent’s driveway
gloves on, coat zipped, 30 points a game like MJ
then my momma fell down, everything changed
doctor said she probably wouldn’t see another day
paralyzed. left side, numb mind, wrong time,
I let these hoop dreams die
I’m hanging with the wrong crowd
focused on the foolishness
I need to move through this
playing on a drum kit 7 hours daily
bothering my neighbors might of drove my family crazy
I was living like a hooligan
doing things I’ll never do again
God forgive me…
Music saved my life.
All the way from the start I could feel it in my heart

+ Deeper

Produced by Sean Ross

Lyrics:
The depths of my soul, man it’s deep rooted
you don’t really know what I’ve been through now do you?
Thought I was a shy kid with everything handed to me
Funny cause I chose a career path with no fans waiting for me
outside in the pouring rain,
everybody telling me that I could not sustain
“don’t chase what you love, make money all day,
it’s what you need in this life”
priorities in society
been crooked like 1972
these politicians feed on you,
it’s money over people, not the people over power,
about time we start speaking, our generations turning back the hours
think we’re apathetic, might be sympathetic
if they realized we’re on a new page
or we stay silent and our futures fade away… gone

Don’t less this life pass you by,
I hope you find a reason why,
we gotta leave it better than it once was
these roots go much deeper than just us

I’m calling out to the sky like God,
“who am I to be a voice for change?”
just trying to get it together
whims light as a feather
trying to please my friends, my family,
even if I failed to be authentically me,
nah
as I stare deep into my own eyes I realize
the blue is a channel to my soul
purpose is the ace + king, I never fold
or follow the fakes that steer me to dead end places
where my dreams suffocate
God willing I make it to see another day
when my momma smiles cause her son found the best way
to win is to give your soul to the people
learning from your worst sins
the most high got your back,
through the bleakest cold
Greatest story ever told
no champagne so sweet that it could soothe the soul, no

Don’t less this life pass you by,
I hope you find a reason why,
we gotta leave it better than it once was
these roots go much deeper than just us

+ Not the Same
Produced by Sean Ross

Lyrics:
Journey back home find myself lost in my shoes
and nobody tells you when you grow up you got more to lose
thoughts of all the missteps, memories engrained in my heart
can’t believe I found the light, raised in the dark
supported by my elders
man I swore I’d never tell this
but it can be bleaker on the other side
of white picket fences, missing love on the inside,
inside,
can you hear this?
can you feel this pain and confusion
when your parents start to lose it
locked up in the closet of your worst nightmares
dreams of a happy family it was never there
even though we had the food up in our bellies
high school kids sole connection on the cellies
broken homes
mommy and daddy called it quits
and we feel so alone…

God I hope it’s the not the same when we get older
This pain got me feeling like I can’t even go home
It’s harder to cope if I’m sober
Try to forgive my name
I’m not the same

Truthfully I don’t really wanna put this out
Guided by faith but I’m clouded by doubt
Sometimes when the dark gets the best of ya
You gotta pick ya head up and really know what you’re about
Pushing so hard through this life that I’m living
the pain come before all the blessings I’m given
It’s true
It ain’t about you
all the time
kids missing their nutrition in the lunch line
in the meantime we’ve been working on our punch lines
more to life…
generation perplexed, escape reality
slave to corporations and anxiety
what you gonna say when your time come?
what did you contribute, how hard did you try son?
one more shot try to dull the pain
and find out what we’re missing dry out the rain like…

God I hope it’s the not the same when we get older
This pain got me feeling like I can’t even go home
It’s harder to cope if I’m sober
Try to forgive my name
I’m not the same

Not the same,
you won’t see me here again
keep progressing under pressure
pushing through the pleasure and the pain

+ Overtime
Produced by Sean Divine

Lyrics:
Take it back to ’07
I was making beats in dorm rooms
neighbors knocking on the walls
and they didn’t even have a clue
blah blah, “he wastes his time making rap tunes”
I was building up a business on the low
what you didn’t see I know now
and never had a doubt
cause God kept me focused while they tried to put the fire out
I kept at it, even when the a&rs went static
signed on the dotted lines, did me like a bad habit
acted major, truth is I never had it
paid back advances, cause I didn’t feel good about it
what they don’t tell you about this industry
is the love of the music comes secondary sometimes…
if you’re all about the dollars and your morals take a back seat
don’t forget the nice folks, give us beds to sleep in
brotha
may not find another
loyalty lost, if you’re scheming under cover

leaped over hurdles that haunt you
I pray for patience my conscience
been reigning down on me
overtime we see
who stays by our sides
relates to our lives
through darkness and the light
God grant me peace of mind

yeah I the let the beat ride out
I don’t find the need to tell you all about my bank account
that ain’t my goal in this thing
stacking up zeros
steer people to their purpose, we could be heroes
in this life
when you’re young, think it stretch on endlessly
…but it could come to an end prematurely
and we’re left looking back like
“how did you affect the life others”?
love is all that matters
taught by my own mother
thankful for the grass under my feet
still keep an eye out for the snakes
and the negativity
it’s contagious, energy wasted
but glories on the hill, I can almost taste it
I’m pushing through the fog
you can say what you wanna say it’s no love lost
when I see you see on the other side
I hope your heart changed
and you found a couple reasons to
forgive your enemies whoa

leaped over hurdles that haunt you
I pray for patience my conscience
been reigning down on me
overtime we see
who stays by our sides
relates to our lives
through darkness and the light
God grant me peace of mind

+ Ghost
Produced by Ninna Beats

Lyrics:
The vibe’s so live I might drop a line or two
reminiscing about me and you
I was pushing mad miles driving up to asheville
foggy mountain vision I’m just gunning for the thrill

of your hand in my pocket, like the vocals and the beat
feels just like the first time every time that we meet
I saw you from a distance, no resistance on your side
And it’s okay cause I got time

do you think we’ll be something
these deep vibes could turn to nothing
I hope you stay right here where you’re supposed to be
we were getting kinda close now you’re a ghost to me
(x2)

I been trying to find myself in all the wrong places
Calling out for love to the all wrong faces
Ah yeah
What you see ain’t what you get sometimes
back in ’09 left me feeling like I’m dying
never again, never give someone that much power
that when it goes sour
your left counting down the hours
gotta find that love deep down in yourself
it’s on you to find your purpose it ain’t up to noone else
and I’m breathing a deep sigh that I made it out your clutches
I’m wishing you the best but you can’t tell me nothing
I just keep it moving knowing that there’s something better out there
love keep coming back around especially when you don’t care
about what they think about you even when you’re feeling blue
just keep chasing all the goals in front of you
we oughta be pushing for the same things
instead of switching up like a dang mood ring ahh

do you think we’ll be something
these deep vibes could turn to nothing
I hope you stay right here where you’re supposed to be
we were getting kinda close now you’re a ghost to me
(x2)

focused on you, noone else on the cue
I replay your smile
unforgettable views
and you got me going crazy like
“when’s she gonna call?”
walking through these valleys as I recall last Fall…
We went and called it quits, I wrote this
just trying to vent
but the rumble in my stomach never seems to go away
and she left me with a yearning and a lot of words to say like…

do you think we’ll be something
these deep vibes could turn to nothing
I hope you stay right here where you’re supposed to be
we were getting kinda close now you’re a ghost to me
(x2)

focused on you, noone else on the cue
I replay your smile
unforgettable views
and you got me going crazy like
“when’s she gonna call?”
walking through these valleys as I recall last Fall
We went and called it quits, I wrote this
just trying to vent
but the rumble in my stomach never seems to go away
and she left me with a yearning and a lot of words to say like…

+ Not Just a Number
Produced by Sean Divine & Jurd Beats

Lyrics:
You’re not just a number
I’m not your enemy
You once would have faded
but it’s not the old me

Looking in the mirror wishing I was someone else
realize originality is my wealth
the freckles on my face definition of the self
peace of mind signify the best form of good health
and so we keep it moving
Divine / Love… our last names
some call it conceited
or maybe it’s just we did
cause we’re trying to live up to high expectations
aware of the true definition of the greatness
inside
aspirations above pavement, you mistake for pride
of the city, same title as diddy
what’s in a name? call me geoffrey with a g,
cause we one and the same, yea

You’re not just a number
I’m not your enemy
You once would have faded
but it’s not the old me

Invested my self worth in others
found out real love ain’t under covers
pretty young faces all over the places
but they can’t reach you when you’re faded
so I look up to the sky, something you can’t deny
when the words spill out out on the pages
night after night, I booked my first flight
all paid and it was all over some music I made
think I’ll keep pushing even when it looks bleek
I was memphis blue, LA angels we seek
and go up up and above all opinions
lost the front man in my first band,
real talk, Tommy we miss you
I’m just trying to get back to my roots
12 hour garage days, they said I’m a fluke
and I could careless about the loot
I just want to shed the old, give the kids something new

You’re not just a number
I’m not your enemy
You once would have faded
but it’s not the old me

“Hope all is well, thinking of you lots.
It’s not the same that you’re not on the streets,
so I can kick your butt.
Hope you’re on trek and on track.
Love you.”

+ More to Say
Produced by Sean Divine

Lyrics:
Flip over the past like Joslin
I found the key
Funny thing I never had what they call a “Plan B”
Look deep into my eyes and the passions what you see
Never understood why I couldn’t say whats on my mind
had to start writing pour the feelings deep into these lines
Naturally, we don’t have to force anything
Trying to be more like myself
in a world that wants me to be more like anybody else
I did that and came up feeling emptier than Steph felt
in ’16 it was swiftly on the come up
now I sense the brightness round the corners,
flashes when we run up,
it’s ISO shine bright even when the lights low
I spill my guts to you even thought I’m scared to death
I might have more to prove even when there’s no life left
we keep pushing harder, started deep in 336
now it’s high up in the mountains
and we’re dreaming like we’re still kids

Mixed by Sean Divine
Mastered by Sean Divine @ Sound Temple – Asheville, North Carolina
Photography: Garrett Price
© 2017 Divine Tracks

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