My Thoughts Are

by Jordan Hamilton

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released August 11, 2019

All Rights Reserved [BMI] 2019. Produced and Written by Jordan Hamilton
Executive Produced and Mixed by Justin Jackson Courtesy of Last. Gasp. Music
Recorded by Justin Jackson, Jordan Hamilton
Mastered by Ian Gorman, La Luna Recording & Sound
Cover art by Spencer Elliott

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Track Name: Rat Race (feat. Jay Jackson)
Runnin in this capitalistic game
Got me feelin much of the same
Ignoring the pain in search of the green and fame
I’m pretty sick of exhausting myself in this sadistic white man's gerbil wheel
Matter fact, I quit!
Fuck this shit!

But what about the kids?
And I know my ancestors got their bids
Gotta take of my loved ones for when my bodies gone
Play this game of thrones

And sittin’ on my royal throne
Wonder if I find happiness or trap my bliss
Or raise my trip to the feeling of consciousness
And not flaunt my shit
In order to make my family proud
Connected like the proud family
Or find my friend like boy meets world
Or boy meets girl that gives em’ entire world
Of the unseen shit they call the metaphysics
Shit the third eye gets and brain sees on shrooms or lucid
Or death of the physical Body that lobbies for hotties and
Outies for hobbies and judge thee for bein’ thee
I wonder, I catch thee or be free?
From, lobbies and hotties and
Outies for hobbies and judge thee for bein’ thee
I wonder, I catch thee or be free?
From, lobbies and hotties and
Outies for hobbies and judge thee for bein’ thee
I wonder, I catch thee or be free?

Round and round and round in circles
Ready get set go
Really nothin’ different from the new and from the old

Round and round and round in circles
Ready get set go
Really nothin’ different from the new and from the old

I’m lost at sea with no paddle
And slave with no shackle
A snake with no rattle
A scholar no tassle
Razzle no Dazzle
A king with no castle
I’m tough but I’m fragile
Sometimes you reap what you sow sometimes you watch it unravel

When I shoot from the hip it’s a risk (Bang, Bang)
Double back for the ones that I missed (Damn)
Ima be late for my shift
Believe it or not it’s all in the wrist
Ignorance ain’t gon’ always be bliss
Question my vision, I’m pleading the fifth
If you don’t shoot then you can’t even miss
Weighed all the odds and I’m takin a risk, yea

Gut is filled with newports
Guts, syringes, and good intentions
Magnum rubbers, beer cans
Bourbon bottles, and empty pensions
Whole state taxin’ my wages
Swear I ain’t prayed in some ages
Samuel stay in your pockets
Sallie gon’ get her payments
Devil keep tryn my patients
Long as judges is slammin gavels
And authors is pinnin’ novels
Ima live life a strong shot no chase
Smooth chords loud bass
Expensive taste, fuck yo rat race nigga
I ’aint won a jammie yet I just deserve to
And I ain’t got a smoke I just prefer to
Careful with them friends that might dessert you
Same ones you love will be the same ones that hurt you

Careful with them friends that might dessert you
Same ones you love will be the same ones that hurt you

Careful with them friends that might dessert you
Same ones you love will be the same ones that hurt you

Round and round and round in circles
Ready get set go
Really nothin’ different from the new and from the old

Round and round and round in circles
Ready get set go
Really nothin’ different from the new and from the old

From, lobbies and hotties and
Outies for hobbies and judge thee for bein’ thee
I wonder, I catch thee or be free?

From, lobbies and hotties and
Outies for hobbies and judge thee for bein’ thee
I wonder, I catch thee or be free?
Track Name: GRIND
Grindin' on my grind and my shine
From the finer things in life you know I know I can't hide
To find divine, I gotta focus on mine
To find Divine I gotta focus on mine, oh!

I'm on my grind I'm on my grind and my shine
From the finer things in life you know I know I can't hide
To find divine, I gotta focus on mine
To find divine I gotta focus on mine, oh!

More than one way to do this yea
mortified by to-do list yea
We gon’ find our way through this yea
Ima love you forever, aye!
That’s what the queen said. Bae!
Still keep attractin’ crae
Don’t know what to say
I’m still learnin’ it’s ok
Ima get the final say on the way to the holy grave
We gon’ get the grind right only if we fall in these folly ways
I’m not chasin’ dollars b
I’m just tryna let time be
Let life live me be free see dreams
See full sea

Grindin' on my grind and my shine
From the finer things in life you know I know I can't hide
To find divine, I gotta focus on mine
To find Divine I gotta focus on my

Shine, Shine, Shine

Grindin' on my grind and my shine
From the finer things in life you know I know I can't hide
To find divine, I gotta focus on mine
To find Divine I gotta focus on my

I’m not chasin’ dollars b
I’m just tryna let time be
Let life live me be free see dreams
See fool see, I live to far out the box
But I never slept on a cot
But I slept right out the car
Chasin’ dreams gotta stay mobile so they never get far
Know who you are
Kin of Aset, kin of Asar, kin of Heru
Know who you are
The divine miracle that manifested straight out the blue
Know that I’m not chasin’ dollars b
I’m just tryna let time be
Let life live me be free see dreams see full sea

Shine Shine Shine
See fool see
Shine Shine Shine
See full sea
Shine Shine Shine
See fool see
Shine Shine Shine
See full sea
Track Name: Mad / letters (feat. Santino Jones)
Slave to the chain
Slave to the chain
Slave to the chain
And then chained to the whips
And they never come through and they always talkin shit
I said slave to the chain and they chained to the whips
and they never come through and they always talkin


Live by my black hands black plans with black friends blacks jams
And bblack president black movement benefit of bein’ x gen
And shot down by the police, like shot down by the Nazis
Cuz some sheeps disguised as wolves and some wolves killin’ black men
And hunt for sport they play to win
Watch the game on CNN
Get their trophies with their badge then plant the crack ‘nd go hunt again
A million ways to die in sin
Mine was walkin’ on a continent
Infected with the biggest hypocrites, immigrants that no longer welcome in
But I ain’t mad no

I ain’t mad just gimme my bag right now
I ain’t mad just gimme my bag right now
I ain’t mad just gimme my bag right now
I ain’t mad just gimme my bag right now

Slave to the chain
And then chained to the whips
And they never come through and they always talkin shit
I said slave to the chain and they chained to the whips
and they never come through and they always talkin shit like


( Court Case)

Birthed at 3 pounds 5 ounces on the 3rd on May
Washed in blood now I tug at life in mortal ways

How i find human kind a love that’s so divine
But filled with stress and death and mine was eager to show blind

People of the thing that caused you so much void and pain
Embedded in you before birth its in your DNA

That was passed down to me
Caused me to birth to early
And now I’m written’ you this message from the sky don’t worry

I probably wouldn't like baby food or school lunch
or doing my chores or working hard for SAT scores
so,
Ii was sent as a letter in a bigger message
composed by babies that were brought across the North Atlantic
Dear Human Race, I hope this letter finds you well.
We're writing to you even though we didn't learn to spell.
We wanna’ know if you can find a way to treat our moms right?
They've been feelin home alone for years without no spotlight.
And that's the blame for the reason we cant tell her "Hi!"
Or learn to cook and share our pieces of sweet Apple Pie.
Or at least we think it's sweet that's what the other spirits say.
Either way we DEF wanna build and sing.
Those are things you do when you want to express yourself right?
And build some structures that make life a little simpler, right?

Yea that sounds like a beautiful human dream.
And when we do it we promise to share it with the human team.
After all, thats what its about?
Sharing love? Building trust? Healing wounds? With the truth? With the crew?
Me and you, me and you, we and you?
at least that what the other spirits say
Either way

I hope you find yourself in the letters
Never spelled
I hope you find yourself in the letters
Never felt
I hope you find yourself in the letters
Never spelled
I hope you find yourself in the letters
In the letters

Sincerely Still born babies of color.
Track Name: Lifetime
Burnin roads to the dying sun
In lions fur
Never crossing for fun

Light it comes and goes like tidal flows
But burns so slow
Makes us predictably numb

Always thought we had the time to see
But now we must we will walk in the dark

So Maybe we'll talk
Maybe we'll laugh
Maybe we'll dance
Maybe we'll sing

In our next lifetime
Might be the right time

In our next lifetime
Might be the right time

One rose for the pedal that was never smelled
One pour for the liq that was never drank
One thank to person that made me dance all night on the broken roads
To loose control
If I could just thank your soul
Maybe you could enlighten my goals
Enlighten my soul

One knock for the grimm standin’ at my door
2 tears for the eye that left too soon
3 wishes for the time we could’ve had
Oh so sad but not so bad
Cuz the time you had
Touched some souls
Maybe you did enlighten my goals
Enlightened my soul


Always thought we had the time to see
But now we must walk without dark

So Maybe we'll talk
Maybe we'll laugh
Maybe we'll dance
Maybe we'll sing

Maybe Next lifetime
Might be the right time

Maybe Next lifetime
Might be the right time

Maybe Next lifetime
Might be the right time

Maybe Next lifetime
Might be the right time
Track Name: No Songs for the Weekend
Its half past one again, look whos arguin, us two
They say boys dont cry but, i cried for you

And I thought we'd make it past hard times
Another notch on our belt to tighten
But this time babe, this weight is to much


And there's no songs for the weekend
And there's no songs for the weekend


Woke up this morning got my check in the mail
It's the perfect timing, it's the birthdate for my little girl
And on that day I lost your mother
And your the spitting image of her
But don't cry babe, your very much worth

Those no songs on the weekend
Those no songs on the weekend

In the moment never saw my blessings
Too focused on negativity I reckon
Too dark for light of heart
Broke to be my part
Late to strong my start
Cold to share my warmth

And i wanna be a star one day??
Bright and warm even in a cold dark space
Please charge it to my head
Not unto my heart
Probably do it again if not for search within

And it'll make your head wanna spin
Liking drinking 40oz of loco mixed with gin
Then turn around and play merry go round with like 10 kids
Knowin' darn well you shouldn't have done it
I gave blood at 10am

Respected more still are bad men
I can still have a chance to be president

I should focus more on love peace gratitude forgiveness
Focus more on love peace gratitude forgiveness

Still through bad times we have those
love peace gratitude forgiveness
love peace gratitude forgiveness

And still through bad times we have those
love peace gratitude forgiveness
love peace gratitude forgiveness

And still through bad times we have those
love peace gratitude forgiveness
love peace gratitude forgiveness

And still through bad times we have those

It's half past 1 again look who's singin' songs
Us two
Track Name: Mars
I woke up and brushed my teeth this morning
Thinkin bout you
And all the things you do and

I made my breakfast with eggs no sausage
Thinking about you
I must be a fool cuz

I walked out the door with keys no wallet thinking bout you
That's why I call you my boo so

I had to make this call for to tell you
Im was thinking bout you
And it must be true that


I don't know where you come from
But they say girls come from Mars

And I don't know where you come from no
No no no
But they say girls come from Mars


So Mars must be heaven and
Your heaven sent, and girl you not too far from innocent.
But in a sense you know more about the world so call it rent for energy
That you give to me
and others every day in your sweet ways or call it a ray
I hope that the cycle is complete
Give and take I hope we give you what you need, so you'll see,
that the world ain't your oyster and I ain’t your pearl that's why I call you my girl

You're more complete than centuries analogies
I hope that this feeling will never freeze, so you'll believe
That my body is worthy to go on a journey through space with no worry

If Mars is the name, heaven is the body
And if you are from Mars and we're goin’ tomorrow
Somebody put me on that spaceship
Somebody put me on that spaceship
Somebody put me on that spaceship
Somebody put me on that spaceship


And I don't know where you come from
And I don't know where you come from
And I don't know where you come from
And I don't know where you come from

If mars is the name then heaven is the body
And if you are from Mars and we're goin’ tomorrow
Somebody put me on that spaceship

If mars is the name, heaven is the body
And if you are from Mars and we're goin’ tomorrow
Somebody put me on that spaceship
Track Name: Seeds
I plant my seeds in time of past
And now I see how they will grow

Won’t see stars if they don't Glow
Won’t sail far if wind never blows

It’s pretty cool to be seen but I much rather be heard
Whatever happened to that dream preferred
In those words of Jay Jackson, now I must turn around and mind my faction
for action to bring attraction to the things that I deserve

I never asked to be dirt
I never asked to be God
I better pass on these things that bring down my vibe

Not only do I survive
But i'm built to thrive
So when I cry I finally feel what hides deep inside

These buried walls they like to call the act of being a man
But When will we understand that lean on me means take a hand
Man take a stand against the plan to bury your heart
Yea play your part unearth those walls
Meet your call
Share it with all
Yea bright your glow till its a star


And I I got a my, Tarot Cards in my pocket
Can't stop it, can't lock it
'Til I get a portion of the world's largest market

So mark it in your hearts if you got a problem with Ngozi
That's only somethin’ you can take up with the one that made thee

They say to understand a problem you gotta break it into parts
Is that why we’re tearin' this earth apart
I can't fathom where we'll be in 50 years
Only to imagine we'll be swallowing tears and and drowning in fear

So forgive me if it sounds like I'm comin' off harsh,
But what the fuck are we doin' If we ain't Tryna keep this world from falling apart

So start your journey, to source, the course, the force ain't forced it's lured within the kin
so get your friends, and notice that we're all in this together

It's the only way we're gonna calm this storm and make perfect weather.
They say we got 99 problems but we choose to solve none
So until then I'll get my portion and make 98 for fun.

Cuz I got my I got my, Terra Cards in my pocket
Can't stop it, can't lock it
Til’ I get a portion of the world's largest market

So mark it in your hearts if you got a problem with Ngozi
That's only somethin’ you can take up with the one within thee cuz

I plant my seeds in time of past now I watch life do the rest
And yes I know life brings growth and change
But I hope, hope stays the same

I plant my seeds in time of past now I watch life do the rest
And yes I know life brings growth and change
But I hope, hope stays the same

Stays the Same

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