Takes My Breath Away

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Congrats yeah, you made it

Hard work yeah, it paid it

Smarts yeah, you display it

If not, then you fake it

Make life or break life

Everything you do just seems right

But I know that’s not what’s true

I see the things that you do

And the mask you wear

Your disguise

Nobody can look you

In the eyes

Eyes are the window

to the soul

But if you look through

It’s just a hole

But I know that something’s there

No I really do, I swear

But if you cling to that mask,

I promise it won’t disappear

No

So listen

To the verses

Of my heart

As it curses

Duplicity

And falsity

Yeah the lies we hide behind

Put on a fake face

Smile

Even though we’re dead inside our mind

We try to be real

But the problem is we don’t know how that FEELS

No…

 

CHORUS

It takes my breath away

The things that you never say

The chances you’ll never take

But who am I to talk anyway?

Yeah

Anyway?

Yeah

 

Don’t roll your eyes, complaining

Life is hard, and your straining

But you’re privileged, daddy’s paying

Know what it’s worth, education?

Don’t make a fuss, just sayin

You don’t deserve to whine, I’m not playing!

Every time you’re wrong

You give me a reason to write this song

No wonder, you’re so fake

Every time, you need a break

From being criticized

Instead being told lies

And played for fools

You just believe whatever you hear

You always do what the world wants you to!

You’re a pawn yeah

In a game

Might get rewarded

With fame

But your name

Is not a name

That isn’t without shame

Yeah

Yeah it’s not without shame

If you’re just a part of the game

Yeah

 

CHORUS

It takes my breath away

The things that you never say

The chances you’ll never take

But who am I to talk anyway?

Yeah

Anyway?

Yeah

 

So step up to the plate

You wanna be mediocre?  Or you wanna be great?

Yeah, you wanna be great?

Then listen, my advice

You take this, your life

Quit rolling your eyes and flipping your hair

And shrugging your shoulders like you don’t even care

Yeah, I see you

You think the world, it needs you

Well sorry, I don’t believe you

Your arrogance, that should leave you

You think smart and you talk loud

You’re gonna make daddy so proud

But don’t be living for the crowd

No

Immaturity isn’t allowed

If you wanna grow up

And live free

And be the person you’re meant to be

And change the world for the better

Right down to the last letter

And I’m telling you this

Not to be a lie

You wanna be real?  Give it a try

It’s now or never

Do or die!

Even when you start to cry

It’s better not to be dead: alive!

Ashes will remain

When you finally burn out the pride

But it’ll be worth the pain

If you don’t, then you’ll only ever feign

What could be more

What could be true

And if you don’t

you’ll be the one to blame

Yeah, the one to blame

 

CHORUS

It takes my breath away

The things that you never say

The chances you’ll never take

But who am I to talk anyway?

Yeah

Anyway?

Yeah

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Never Gonna Leave

To all my followers…

NF

So I say that I’m an author

Gonna get big name, you know I’mma big talker

That’s what I say and y’all believe me

When I give you all receive me

And when I’m in the zone

You know I never feel alone

Cuz I know y’all are listening

I can’t complain cuz y’all are listening

But

Try to understand me now

If you know what I’m talking bout

Then you better just come out

See

Writing isn’t the core of my life

If it was I’d never stop

But I do, and the truth is, sometimes I stop a lot

You know I act like I need this

Like it’s who I am

Like it’s God’s plan

Meant to be writer

Always writin’

Going harder

Than anybody else

Gonna find myself

When I sit down at that laptop

I’m not gonna stop

No I’m not gonna stop

But I did

What?

Yeah sometimes I stop a lot

So…

 

CHORUS

I’m making my life only about one

There is no place for myself

I’m not gonna be nobody else

Then who I am called to be

A man for God, yeah,

And a man for my baby

She’s got me entirely

So

No question about it, I’m never gonna leave

Yeah, never gonna leave

 

VERSE 2

See I’ve found something better

Something to release me from the iron

And the fetters

Of my mind, wasting my time

Dreaming big dreams

In a world that seems

Perfect

But it’s not, it’s not even worth it

Cuz I’ve got my own life

And it doesn’t seem right

To spend my time in a world that isn’t real all right?

Now give me this

Hold on, just listen to this

I know sometimes I miss it

But sometimes I really gotta diss it

Cuz reality is calling

And I can’t waste time falling

Into my thoughts

Into my own world

I got a real one that needs me

Believe me

I wanna escape from time to time

But the truth is, my time isn’t mine

It’s Yours God, and it’s yours baby

And I’m tempted to turn my back on you

For sure,

maybe,

But I can’t

lately

Cuz you’re on my mind

daily

You know that I’m crazy

Already

About you

baby

So listen world, listen fans

If you got a problem with this,

Leave the stands

Cuz I’m gonna live my life

In a way I think is right

 

CHORUS

I’m making my life only about one

There is no place for myself

I’m not gonna be nobody else

Then who I am called to be

A man for God, yeah,

And a man for my baby

She’s got me entirely

No question about it, I’m never gonna leave

Yeah, never gonna leave

 

VERSE 3

I’ve already got a world to live in

And I’ve already got someone who is my world

She’s worth all my time and I’m not quittin

That’s why I’m taking time to write these words

She’s the one I’m living for

Don’t think I won’t stop writing

Turn my back and shut the door

For her

Don’t believe me?

Fine but you won’t see me

Go ahead.  Disagree.

Tell me that I need

Writing, and Elithius

But I tell you I’m not regrettin’ this

Sometimes you find something better

Than your own imagination

And this isn’t speculation

I’m talking bout a real relation

With a girl that is my world

No she really is my world

And it’s not that I don’t enjoy blogging

But I leave the keyboard and I start jogging

Thinking bout life, thinking bout who I am

Is this writing thing God’s plan?

Or is just a scam

That I created, for myself

Am I trying to be somebody else

Than who I’m made to be

Cuz maybe

Who I am is being a man for my baby

And even if I’m a writer at heart

You know, I gotta start

With those that really need me

No all I care about is that she

Knows…that I love her

Knows I’m always gonna be there for her

No matter what happens, she always comes first

Cuz she is the first

And she’s the only

Person I’ve given my heart to

No other passion will control me

That’s why I’d give writing up the second she comes calling

And I know you probably think I’m being extreme

But try to understand what I mean

I can’t always have both, so I gotta choose one

It’s either myself and my own world,

Or the one for whom I’d take a gun

And blow my ego to bits

And fight for her instead of me

I pray to God that we go on

Don’t know if it’ll happen

But stay tuned and I guess we’ll see

I guess we’ll see…

 

CHORUS

I’m making my life only about one

There is no place for myself

I’m not gonna be nobody else

Then who I am called to be

A man for God, yeah,

And a man for my baby

She’s got me entirely

No question about it, I’m never gonna leave

Yeah, never gonna leave


(Note: the picture is of the rapper NF, not me)