1. Trying

From the recording Machine Learning

another night in this prison
another day to be the madvillian
another hope to be the real queen
another way to fix this damn thing
and to see you for who you really are
got to learn to take the mundane with the bizarre

Another cause and it’s because of me
with no effect that I can clearly see
This life that I’m living in
I got regrets and my patience is thin
trying to do the right thing but it’s damn hard
for a person in a world that is so scarred

you’ve been tossed like a rag doll
in the lost and found where you are gonna fall
your getting hit by the bad guys
from all around
and there’s no allies
and I see it every day
yea, every day
there doesn’t seem any other way

how and why do we not get a redo
why it is safer to be anyone but you?
safer stuck inside a shell and keep sinking
we didn’t create this, what were you all thinking?
we’re in a constant threat of being expelled
much safer to live your life in this hell
than be free
why can’t we be free?
free to be who we want to be
not have to live life as a casualty
but instead, we gonna run away
or fall in line and live a lie
until there’s nothing left inside
until there’s nowhere left to hide
until there’s nowhere left to go
where they can’t find you

someone thought for a second
I’d fall in line but I’m too deafened
this sort of thing happens all the time

but being yourself ain’t committing no crimes
I see you above it all, yea
talking loud and standing tall
I hope you can
I hope you can

people gonna give advice
who don’t know their saying
can’t imagine a world that treats you so low
get real help, not praying
you can’t imagine what it’s like when they come for you
you don’t know what’s it’s like to be so subdued

and after everything is said and done
you know that people gonna do what’s best
to save their own damn skins
and they gonna say to hell with the rest
but that ain’t us, that’s not the way we play
it’s you and me together, and that’s the way it’s gonna stay
yea, that’s the way it’s gonna be
for you and me


Written, Arranged and Produced - ceyeo
Vocals - Poetic Justis
Mixed and Mastered by Max Honsinger
Mastered at Tileyard Studios London