The Realest Talk (feat. Carlitta Durand)

from by Edgar Allen Floe & J Wheels

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(Intro)

Yeah, aye Wheels man
When I heard this joint right here
The pen just hit the pad man
Real quick like
I don’t know if it’s gonna be on the album
I don’t really care man
I just had to express my feelings man
Deep down inside, yeah, check this out

(Verse 1)

You got, brothers outside, trying to stay alive
But nobody truly understands how they feel inside
Similarities of when Jesus was crucified
But his form of resurrection is suicide
Now who am I, not the religious type
But I learn from life, hoping to keep my spirit right
So here’s the light, take it in spite of
all your hand-me-downs from your family tree
Just follow E
‘cause on the inside, I know you sit and hide
I know you stay satisfied with just getting by
I know you’ve been told you shouldn’t ask God why
But nobody notices all your hard tries
So the tears fly, the doves cry
But your principal, keep them invisible
You fail to excel and it gets to you
But you keep it bottled up
How did it gets so full
You better drain away the pain
So hazardous on the brain, a Molotov flame
It’s all a game
Now your reality’s needing a case quarter
Robbery, Manslaughter
Kidnap, click clack, from North Cock-It-Back
To your neck of the woods, nah it ain’t all good
New neighbors in your hood
Community turns to Fed Land
Cop shots blaming the crime on a dead man

(Chorus: Carlitta Durand)

Relations change and pave the way
Decisions lead to the path we take
Always asking whose to blame
You made your way, it’ll never change

(Repeat)

(Verse 2)

So now we outside, living worldwide
On the front line, battling for the grand prize
And it’s simply to have the power to decide
What to do with my own life
Travel on a soul flight
Beyond race, gender, and class
I see so much we can explore
Leave your inhibitions at the door
Right next to your wallet
This is how we make a real prophet, with logic
You knock this? Well you ain’t understand yo
Everybody won’t grasp it, but maybe your man though
Each One Teach One, like father to son
Or even like son to father when the father didn’t bother
Maybe the father was wilding, conniving
The streets keep his 4-5 live with no jiving
Drugs keep the nostrils plugged, nose diving
Took the most dangerous plunge and stroke idling
And why is it when brothers get caught
They blame it on just him, it’s all his fault
See it’s more than just right vs wrong
How about weak vs strong
A fake king vs a designated pawn
Now it’s your move, but see really the pawns rule
They got power to strategize how all march through
So it starts with you
And if he don’t understand the power of one
Yo I don’t blame son

(Chorus x 2)

(Break: Ad Libs)

Sometimes you gotta just express yourself man
Just get it out, you know what I’m saying?
I don’t even know
if kats are gonna understand this track right here
But I do know there’s a lot of people out there
Worldwide that just don’t want to deal with the
Everyday 9 to 5s
And the everyday modern world activities
So if you got something deep down inside man
That may not be the norm
It may not be what everybody else may be thinking
Express it man, express yourself
You never know what you can accomplish man
This is what I call “The Realest Talk”, yeah

(Chorus x 2, then Slow Chorus)

(End)

credits

from Floetry In Motion, released June 19, 2012
(D. Sams, J. Wheeler, C.Durand) // Published by Floe Almighty Music Publishing (ASCAP), I Need My Publishing (ASCAP), Durand Music Group (ASCAP)

Produced by: J Wheels for I Need My Publishing

Recorded & Mixed by J Wheels at The Attic, Norfolk, VA & Slicemysta at Corporate Floe Studios, Durham, NC, Khrysis at The Chopp Shopp, Durham, NC


Roland Fantom XR, Roland Fantom G6, Yamaha Motif Rack ES, Yamaha Motif XS6, Mini Moog Voyager, Drums, Percussion & Pro Tools Editing by: J Wheels

Chorus Written & Performed by: Carlitta Durand

All Raps Written & Performed by: Edgar Allen Floe

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Edgar Allen Floe Durham, North Carolina

Edgar Allen Floe is an award winning hip hop artist from North Carolina, gaining acclaim as a member of the hip hop collective, The Justus League.

In 2011, he was nominated for a Juno Award for his work on the song "Don't Turn Around" with Canadian emcee Ghettosocks. In the same year, "Don't Turn Around" had also won an ECMA Award for "Rap Single Of The Year".
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