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Travis, Jr. - The Prologue/ Tale of the Dusty Pencil (Ft. Blue Foundation)

[Verse 1]
Music I’m sorry that I couldn’t keep up my end of the bargain
Barely graduated, but understand my life was just startin’
College applications, not a chance, no one accepted me
My brain wasn’t up to par, or their standards, allegedly
But Music, you told me that you’d be here regardless
Through the tussles and pleasures, no matter if the life gets heartless
You’d beat for me in my chest, and in my soul you’d give life
Forever bonded in love, to husband you give wife
And in return, I promised you words made jewels, flows made of gold
And stories of my life in verses way beyond your wildest dreams
To plot and scheme our way to the top of the scene
So I slid that ring on your left hand and promised you the world..

I'll seek you out
Flay you alive
One more word and you won't survive
And I'm not scared
Of your stolen power
I see right through you any hour

I won't soothe your pain

[Verse 2]
But I couldn’t commit, bullshit bombarded my mind at every turn
Prioritizin’ put our plans to the side
But you knew inside I yearned to make every dream I spoke true
Give it time, I told you, Music this was just a bump in the road
But that bump turned into a bridge of pain
Couldn’t write for the death of me, am I goin’ insane, I asked myself
Time after time, and then started to drift away from you scared, that I wasn’t enough
Worth shit was this life I gave you, my words made of copper my flows made of plastic
And the stories were getting repetitive
Searchin’ for a fuckin’ sedative to sit me down and concentrate
So as the liquor burns and the weed burns a little harder, I contemplate
That maybe I’ve reached my rhyme limit
That’s when you assured me that you never gave my promises a time limit
See? You were here forever, my down ass bitch, my ride or die
Through the storm and the pain
Bonnie and Clyde..
I won't ease your strain
You'll be waiting in vain
I got nothing for you to gain

I'm taking it slow
Feeding my flame
Shuffling the cards of your game
And just in time
In the right place
Suddenly I will play my ace

Ahh, felling any foe with my gaze
Ahh, steadily emerging with grace
Ahh, felling any foe with my gaze
Ahh, steadily emerging with grace