Cut the Kite String

by kidDEAD

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First off change everything you think you know is wrong Change the way you think about things when you write your songs Change the only constant and death is very long Forever in your shadow Forever is never gone I love you like a broken arm Sick of the jokes you chokin on Call me a bad actor and all cops are bastards No gods, no masters No managers, no handlers No catcalls, no showboatin or panderin Never cancel a show Even when I need to go home Girl cryin on the phone Like daddy Ross, where are you What are you doin Another relationship in ruins Cause I never stop moving and I never stop losin friends A lot of my best friends died too young From Drugs and suicide So when I say do or die I mean it Od'ed too many times to get another chance Don't believe in signs Or anything meant to be Only here cause my heart didn't give up when the drugs tried to kill me So now I show people what it's like to be the real me Whatever real is WhatevzForevz kids You wanna be here in the now put a mic to your lips and sing it And tell your favorite rapper to bring it And I'll probably listen very intently and tell him he did a good job I don't wanna be another person full of hate I practice compassion and work on a clean slate Never rap attackin I don't dis or bash em I just spit my truth Try to connect with what's inside you Is this really art Or self-gratification Did I do my part Or just put on makeup This world is so made up All your shit is fake Mountains of plastic in man made lakes Poisonous food on lead dinner plates Born to fuckin lose in these reindeer games They think I'm insane cause I won't take part Whoever they choose, I will not bow to em You're not my president, you're not my leaders You're not my government, you're not my teachers I was born here But I can die with some dignity Even if I'm shitkickin till I stop breathin I won't stop fightin and tryin to defeat them Wanna be a good person But don't know what that is I never was a child, just a fuckin kid And I killed off myself before I knew what life was That's why they call me dead That's why I want love That's why I wander so much And don't know how to trust Whether broke and on dope Or rich and all alone I see us all the same We all wanna go home We all suffer Even if we try to hide it Inside is a black hole Started as a tadpole Now I'm chasin death like it stole my money, asshole Can't wait forever to be a better bad soul I miss my mother I miss my uncle Danny Wish I could known the person my dad was Before the crack rock and skol vodka I'm tryin to forgive you And also myself That's why I'm doin everything I can to get help Focus on my health, destroy the self All we got's each other And I miss jarryd too I miss so many people But that's nothin new Gotta let go so I don't miss you So I don't miss us So I don't miss life Open up my eyes and cut that kite Cut that kite! Cut That KITE!
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We can never rest As long as they got us in chains Puttin a foot down on my chest Most this life is nothin but pain And I'm fiending, till there's nothin left I'm schemin, on a way to fake my death So when the demons call, ain't seein y'all Ghost in the house I sleep with y'all When you see me comin Ya better start off runnin When we beat the war drum and plummet from ten thousand feet and we know that we've done it, done it Yeah I'm nothin nice Don't make me tell you what I told you twice Sweet dream blindin diamond kite Floats off in the sun that's burnin bright Scene fly by with days thats borrowed We all know that there's no tomorrow And that's just how it goes Everybody knows, everybody knows Everybody goes, everybody dies We can see the look in each other's eyes Leavin the prison of measurable time Watchin the stacks of the calendars climb When life fades from your skin What'll you regret about where you been Did you fear god and hide your sins Will you be scared when the light goes dim And then we closed our eyes and never knew sorrow again Walk on the stars Free without thoughts Let go of the breath in my lungs and shed my dirty skin Hook: We are the ones that made it here We are the ones that they will fear We are the ones that made it here No one can make us disappear x2 Fuck what y'all sayin Cut that string Feelin impatient So much pain in my heart I can taste it Yeah the worlds gone mad Just face it Raise that fist clenched on your chest Weight of the everything please take a breath Hold it so holy that no one can harm you and time moves slowly you don't even know me I can feel sunlight on my bleeding tongue Lips shake quick on a loaded gun Color my skin in waves of rainbow Transfuse alien blood Give me a drug Give me a clue Give me a taste of what you do We could all spit on a canvas and call it a masterpiece but what is your truth
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No sleeping on deaths door The road is like a wolf cry Screaming with your hands in the sky Praying gods will save you Save your breath for the walk home A loner but I'm not alone Hittin homers cause I'm not home On an epic path To leave an epitaph That will inspire when you read it keep it quiet like the golden dome Listen for the pin drop in a bucket of crabs pulling each other down to the bottom Hear that neck crack Got em We can watch each other fight for a moment of a grand glory Hold dominion over a blue dot And become a story I'd rather hold my people up No matter what our skin or blood will show you We all float through just fighting the cold truth That we're all gonna die But I'm hopin it's not you So we smash every ideal we can that doesn't hold true purpose I'm sorry love and respect make you nervous Just keep moving forward and always question why
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What are we all lookin for inside Let it all breathe Pick a part of me its hardly my heart harmin me An army of martyrs marching to mark up the beast An epic epoch in the streets I'll meet 2pac in a week I'm awesomely geek I walk in my sleep With a crew of demons readin me cheap with their tongues in their cheeks Yeah I just wanna eat But my diets restrictive A little kick to the ribcage I'm getting the sickness The list goes You cant even fuck with this shit Out your window You can hear the pump of the Pistons The man in the machine Or machines in the man Tried to wash away clean But there's red in my hand Ain't your regular brand I got a record to plan I got a mess in the pan Wanna cook it all down When the checks in my hand I'm like look at me now Walk a plank to the blood bank And thank you I love hate Most of y'all vampires that love stakes And pierce veins to feel good on your best day Right straight through your heart I see it Take it apart Write a letter to God I hope that he won't respond But there's hope in the intangible Animalistic Sit and levitate in a meditative state On the dinner plate Head games and higher stakes I would made it maybe if I had stayed awake I think a lot about what I wanna say to you I think I'm running out of time to even make it through There's already so much that I gave to you There's Fugazi in the dirt Man they're playing you I think a role is a myth that they made you choose But I don't need an excuse You can save the proof You keep definitions loose But I pick apart truths If you want the hard news I got a fickle heart noose Man I'm walking a line Between lost in my mind and often caught in the blinds No longer will find, that everything is terrible We live like we're famous and everyone is scared to lose Nothing cool about watching the world die Talk like a church fire You keep your girl high Locked in a closet Chalk it up to the losses A bitter mind convexed Misreading the context And I text text text To see what's next next next I never rest rest rest Until my death death yessssss That's where you finding me Freedom of what I believe Nothing is decided for me Just experience environment See them ring around the rosie Read and weep bout alimony Yeah that's right now you're phony Eat the cheap fried bologna Be the leader or be elitist and conceded homie You're the reason they disown me No one knows the trouble I've seen but they know I'm lonely All the bleak talk about hard in the streets Got a price tag to finish us off without beef And you don't wanna speak like you're special or different You don't wanna breathe under water with the fishes You don't wanna pretend your heart doesn't beat Cause time isn't real man it's not something you keep I think a lot about what I wanna say to you I think I'm running out of time to even make it through There's already so much that I gave to you There's Fugazi in the dirt Man they're playing you I think a role is a myth that they made you choose But I don't need an excuse You can save the proof You keep definitions loose But I pick apart truths If you want the hard news I got a fickle heart noose
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A lot of people that I loved are gone and dead Stop writing about anarchy and go break laws instead Sometimes I wish the whole world would just go away If you wanna make some money go be the rap version of Coldplay I've spent the whole day watching my name is Earl Thought about a mustache That once set me free When I was only 8 I studied martial arts and sat silent in a ghee Everyone around me has these holes drilled through em Everyone is ancient Everyone is ruins Every action has a point but most are just illusions I wanna be illusive and my songs intrusive And every time you're lucid you almost fuckin lose it I'm always in the new shit But opinions inconclusive I've stolen many things from hearts to sleeping pills And after this song is over going back to write my will Some time to kill a mockingbird sings a sad song Telling people they make bad art's like saying they laugh wrong x4 Tweet a trail of bread crumbs What's your favorite kids book A rule is made to break but the crooks always get shook Down on the breaks the soul is mistook for drums While I hand change to bums Coming from the bottom all your things become weights I've found out most of my thoughts have been fake Tried to get to a place where they all know my name I wanna move to the happiest emotional state Tell me bout your painting and how deep it is Tell me what you've been through and all about your kids Tell me everything that you've ever regretted I'll listen cause I'm gonna die and have to accept it Some time to kill a mockingbird sings a sad song Telling people they make bad art's like saying they laugh wrong x4
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This ain't the struggle It's more like a lottery This is hard dope and what it does to the economy This is snow in Florida When it rains it pours But rain is just water that you mop off the floor Holes in the ceiling is what shows you're really poor Really more to this life than watching your family cry and only go to church when one of your friends die Have a drink and ask why Then back to the same blind state of living Raised a wolf inside a brain prison Rainbow prisms Innocent child-like forgetting me Not a lot of good times locked inside my memory Visiting the giving tree All the branches cut off Only 4 years old and my light is getting shut off Might just be the sun's wrong Everything ain't happy here Cocaine residue inside my mothers tears Dig a hole to bury everything we know we'll always fear, yeah Granddaddy was a preacher Too bad I never knew him I'm losing history Watch me build my own ruins Master such illusions A bad, bad Houdini Leave with your money, your heart and leave my cd and this is nothing more than howling at the moon or talking to yourself in a pitch black room The way we consume its a bonafide crisis Watch out the window at the way the light hits the pavement Where the diamonds are caged in Lock all your doors and climb up in your spaceship Shot down for sure, so it's time for a facelift and I rock out on tour and stay cool, calm and patient A lot to ignore on a long dreary day shift I'm stopping it short Hit concrete for paychecks Walk through to the sound Eq in my soul Till the day I'm done, say Mamma I'm comin' home
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We're all naked in the womb And under our tombs will be flesh getting rotten and consumed They say life is what you make it But sometimes hearts get broken and what you love gets taken Or innocence gets shattered and confidence is shaken You reach out your hand but no ones there to take it Regrets and plans and the guilt that your facin For all the things you've done and all the things you haven't The grass is always greener And drugs become a habit We all wanna be happy but would you know if you had it Yeah just another addict to the human condition Consume like a virus and live like I'm visiting I'm not really from here We're not from anywhere We are not like you, but you probably shouldn't care Not gonna wake up in a dream of a better world tomorrow Thoughts arise and die and if we burn that's okay like The worlds not what you see and we are just a memory I'm fighting to bring peace and sanity I'm possibly sick If gave the chance they'd lock us all away That time might come soon So prepare what to say No apologies I'm Cobain I'm Bill Hicks I'm Cocaine I'm propane and everything that's fire Let it burn Lesson learned Yeah I know everything isn't always bad but there is much cause for concern Wake up in a big bed Money stacks under you So close to being dead But gotten so comfortable Pain rush your head from what the drugs done to you So take another pill and only feel wonderful Surrounded by 4 walls Painted off white Locked doors and windows makes you feel tight If it's only on the news then at least you're alright Even if you hear the sirens screamin all night I was born to be nothing But they tell you to be anything If you don't stand for something It's cool I won't judge you We don't need to follow blindly imperialistic visions Of a country founded by slavery and run on prisons The dirt that we live in, we're steady diggin graves It's nothin new to pray even when you don't believe in being saved It's okay do the best you can Try not to harm Kill hate Make art And love who you are This world will try to break you and most have it worse than me So I'm not tryin to tell you how to be I don't have all the answers Just keep asking questions Hone down your message and live in the present Time doesn't exist when you live for right now Follow what you feel Bring that ego down To turf Know exactly what you're worth And have the best ride that you can on spaceship earth
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Hello friend It's been a little while Seem like a minute since I've seen you smile I saved you a seat And you don't have to listen But the shit I gotta say I'd hate myself if I didn't Your face looks different Aged and worn Your hands feel cold when they touch my arm Are we in space Or inside the space between us See your eyes glaze and your light seems to leave us The art of losing ourselves in a drink hardest of part dying inside is that you still have to think about what you're doing And How you did it wrong All the people you've hurt I promise life is long And I'm goin nowhere I just wanna live and not pretend I don't care I know what it's like tryin to moderate But when you're smoking hard dope Stopping you can't contemplate It's like it gets in your head and takes over your soul But this is not a family It's a broken home We've cracked the foundation And we're trapped in a Groundhog Day situation Insanity, doing the same thing Expecting a difference We're full of pain and we've found a way to hurt someone else Cause we can't stand ourselves It's the hand that was dealt but the choice is still ours No one ever said doing the right thing wasn't hard And no one can make us stop My god It took everything in me To get where I am and I cherish every minute When I was livin that life Only three places to end up Dead, in rehab or the criminal system So now I'm here livin Yeah And I'm hopin one day that you can get it For every wave that crashes down There's a current that brings us back We will float to the higher ground Letting go of the things we lack I wander searching through all these towns Waiting for them to set me free There's a feeling that's on repeat Move away from our history Used to play connect the dots on my arms in my veins Suicide games Holding on to each breath like a lifeboat We walk the tightrope From thirty floors up man Can't see the light shown Please take me away make a change Carry me home to a better day A cold December I can't feel my center I don't even know if you're here or just remembered Memories of your last Mother's Day I was on drugs and couldn't make myself stay I wanted to be there for you And it's still hard to forgive myself for what I put you thru I know you tried hard to put yourself in my shoes Cause you'd been there The hopelessness of when we use And though it makes me sad I wasn't there at the end I wouldn't change a single thing bout where I've been All these mistakes have made me I'm the man that you wanted me to be when I was crazy Your the woman that raised me Can't believe that your death is what it took to save me So here I am now It's still hard for me to know that I'm makin you proud So I'm breakin it down Put my heart on my sleeve and bleed it for the crowd We do what this warm spirit tells us Cause to claim anything different to me would be selfish I don't buy what they sell us A couple snakes in the grass in the form of zealots I'm kidDEAD dude I got a job to do I don't throw my life to the wolves just to be cool I do it cause I have to I do it to stay true I do it for the people Yeah I do it for you For every wave that crashes down There's a current that brings us back We will float to the higher ground Letting go of the things we lack I wander searching through all these towns Waiting for them to let me free There's a feeling that's on repeat Move away from our history
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Not Like You 02:36
It's only natural to be afraid sometimes Fight or flight to shine a light on which mountain to climb And you could sit and ponder every option imaginable I'll never win a fucking Grammy It's beautiful we all make music too And I take what people tell me and turn it to my truth I will never hang from a conformist noose Yeah We all flip thru our phones wanna give dead friends a call Bitter as fuck glorious souls get taken before their time I'm lookin for a sign that you're right behind me watching From another dimension Another place galaxy floating in space Hope you know everything And have the peace that none of us have The suffering human that we all grasp I'm looking so hard I almost see you And the stars are your letter that I read too Cause if we're all connected And you're layed to rest Then the what the world shows is our deaths resurrected And we seem to think that these meat sacks that we stuff clothes over fill with salty crap are what we are and that there isn't more to us than rotting flesh that walks toward death I will not be a slave to debt and minimum wage and a product of my age I will not act in line with your social views My religious or political beliefs I do as I please Until we're locked up in cages being charged to breathe I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but we are not free We're not like you We live forever We're not like you We don't go up to heaven We're not like you We live forever We're not like you We want something better X repeated a bunch of times

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released April 30, 2017

kidDEAD - Cut the Kite String
(or We Are Not Like You and Why Would We Wanna Be)

All Songs Written by kidDEAD except Ceschi on Cut the Kite String, iAlive on We're All Gonna Die, Darko the Super on The Jokes On Us and Spoken Nerd on Cause 4 Concern.

All Songs Produced by kidDEAD and Phantom Farmer except This Rap Is a Pipe Bomb, Captain Buzzkill, We're All Gonna Die and Snow in Florida(iAlive), Fickle Heart Noose(PT Burnem) and Cause 4 Concern(Adder).

Cuts on Snow in Florida by Mo Niklz

Mixed by Phantom Farmer at The Phantom Pharmacy

Mastered by Chris Dilday at simplisticaudio.com

Released on The Southern Demon Herd Recordings


Front cover art by Barbara Elder
Back cover Photo by Wy Wakefield
On disc image by Lee Gitter
CD tray Photo by Andrew Doench
Cd layout by Kyle Kelly at Villain Place


Special thanks to my family, my friends, my friends-family, The Demon Herd, my Nashville community, the punks, anarchists, communists, prison abolitionists, picket signs, protests, the lovers, the fighters, the nazi-punchers and the revolutionary, undying war cry of the fight for equality.

This album is dedicated to my uncle Daniel Angus Cox R.I.P.

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