Just Waking Up

by Mike Dreams

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(Verse 1) They wanna know who Is this young, new Rapper on the scene Swagger a little dapper Maybe different than you’ve seen Hopefully you’ll read his chapters Just to figure what he means This God given talent, see I got it in my genes Like thread up on the pocket That you sew into the seams But never match the outfit Of the masses So it seems I’m so left field And I ain’t even talking baseball But I’m here to take all Got bets Place all Can’t lose when you messing with a dude With this much ambition I’m up, man listen Why do I stand out most in a peer meeting Cuz my quotes meet quotas Most my peers ain’t meting I’m confident in that If the haters wanna chat Tell ’em that they can bring it on No cheerleading My premonition is that What they missing in rap Is spitting the facts These lines will have listening back In fact (Chorus) They keep asking if I’m ready for the game Ready to be a star With the money and the fame And no matter where you are Everybody knows your name I’m looking right at ‘em Asking the same Are y’all ready for me? Are y’all ready for me? Just know that I’mma tell the truth And no I won’t stop I started at the bottom Now I’m ready for the top (Verse 2) These dudes wanna stunt hard I ain’t trying to show off Cuz all I see is negative Turn the show off They start in the right lane But tend to go off So that’s why when I write mayne I tend to go off Sincerity is missing That’s probably why they dissing When they smelling something different That I’m mixing in the kitchen Homey, I’m never pitching All the money in the world Couldn’t help you pay attention I’m hoping you’ll listen My mission’s to get a buzz Like delivery boys I’ve been working on my lyrics And delivery boy To birth life into this game Like deliveries boy Put myself in this position I’m deliberately poised To be the next up Yes, yup Till I am the best up Best out ‘Member them days when I was stressed out Watchin’ ‘em make moves Feelin’ like I was left out Now they better give respect out (Chorus) They keep asking if I’m ready for the game Ready to be a star With the money and the fame And no matter where you are Everybody knows your name I’m looking right at ‘em Asking the same Are y’all ready for me? Are y’all ready for me? Just know that I’mma tell the truth And no I won’t stop I started at the bottom Now I’m ready for the top (Verse 3) And I’ma put my city on the map Whether they like it or not I’m bringing the essence back See, I’m writing the plot To the story of my life Put me in the best spot Sketching out my blueprint I ain’t talking S. Dot Just the life and times Of Mike Dreams And my dream’s For my scene To go and shine like light beams It might seem That pie in the sky is kinda high But if I spit this cold flow For the cash We’ll call it ice cream Then make Alamode I don’t rock ice creams I don’t need designer clothes To show ‘em what I mean I am the freshest out And if your dollars had sense You would sense I’d be the hottest investment out Sorry Mr. Jacob But I don’t need a chain I drop this knowledge on ‘em Let the words be the rain As I take over the reigns In the city that I claim Ever since Prince left They’ve been looking for a king (Chorus) They keep asking if I’m ready for the game Ready to be a star With the money and the fame And no matter where you are Everybody knows your name I’m looking right at ‘em Asking the same Are y’all ready for me? Are y’all ready for me? Just know that I’mma tell the truth And no I won’t stop I started at the bottom Now I’m ready for the top
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(Verse 1) Gather round young world That’s if your still living Get on down to this hope filled rhythm People lend ya ears As I bleed these lines It’s enjoyable to know That you feel just fine I guess a dream I’m selling it They sitting in the dark I let the sun shine in Like a young Fifth Element Woke up and took a big whiff of the heaven scent Head held high, get a whiff of my elequence Used to play ball I was swinging for the fence And that has been my daily goal Probably ever since I was a little boy Basking in my innocence They used to ridicule Had to put on my defense Dreams were worth way more than money So even when it didn’t make dollars It would still make sense Funny without a bat How I still make hits This is real Hope you will crank this (Chorus) I let the sun shine down On my face as it beams Cuz they’re never taking my self-esteem I’m so focused, got a head full of steam And when they ask what that all really means I say I’m following dreams I’m following dreams I’m following dreams, following dreams We can make it if we try (Verse 2) You can be whatever you want I promise you, forreal Bump what them haters talking bout Just follow how you feel I’m dishing food for thought Let these words be meals If ya glass half empty I’ma serve refills They probably say I’m corny Cuz I’m always talking positive But that’s to combat All the negative they depositing Stay up on grind Just do what you do I’m trying to have a beautiful day U2? I’m no Bono Just a rap role model For these kids in the world Believing is the motto For the boy who wants to rap Or the girl who wants to model If you got the energy Then you can like Full Throttle And if they hatin’ Cuz you doing ya thang Just tell ‘em they could be doing the same Reach your hands to the clouds Turn this song real loud And let the whole world know That you following dreams (Chorus) I let the sun shine down On my face as it beams Cuz they’re never taking my self-esteem I’m so focused, got a head full of steam And when they ask what that all really means I say I’m following dreams I’m following dreams I’m following dreams, following dreams We can make it if we try (Bridge) And there ain’t no stop to this I can’t help it, I’m an optimist And we gon make your head bop to this And in the end, you gon rock to this (Chorus) I let the sun shine down On my face as it beams Cuz they’re never taking my self-esteem I’m so focused, got a head full of steam And when they ask what that all really means I say I’m following dreams I’m following dreams I’m following dreams, following dreams We can make it if we try
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(Verse 1) Here it is, a groove slightly transformed I say I’m different I’m slightly past norm I’m just looking for a lady that can match up If that might be you Then maybe we should latch up I won’t claim that I’ll be the greatest catch But I will let you know where I’m at And what I have to offer Do you have a second for a chat? You can decide if we have a second after that Don’t judge by the guys in your past You know how nice guys finish last? Well, I’ve been sitting in the stands Watching you deal with them so-called star players That you really can’t stand And it makes no sense Living under false pretenses Hoping that you’ve came to your senses Cuz I feel that you’re more than a dime You’re divine and if you don’t mind… (Chorus) Can I Have A Second? Show you what I'm really about Cuz this just might be something That you can't picture living without (Verse 2) I won’t try and front lady I ain’t trying to stunt I don’t got no ice grill golds in the front I don’t got a Tahoe that be sitting on dubs Or be poppin’ bottles with some models in the club I ain't never been a thug More like a regular dude Work hard and I'm payin' my dues And I'm just looking for a lady on the same Grown man status, I ain't spittin' no game Cuz that's so lame I wanna be sincere And give a good impression of the man right here And find my way into the world you reside Let our souls connect, then maybe we can glide Maybe we can ride, get a bite to eat Or a sit down dinner, would you like a seat You're someone I would like to meet Maybe this is a sign I'm just asking for a second of your time (Chorus) (Bridge) [Rapped Part] I just Thought you was fly And I'd like too Come get to know you if you'd like Please let me know if that's alright Right, right, right, right (Repeat) (Sung Part) Thought you was fly And I'd like too Come get to know you if you'd like Please let me know if that's alright (Repeat) (Chorus)
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(Verse 1) I am here and it’s clear I arrived on the scene With a brand new lean That they may have never seen Rap game DR They was killing the game quick Well I’m the ambulance I speak ER The nouns and verbs CPR To breathe life in the sounds And words seeping through Your speak ERs He, he, he are I mean I am The newest edition To this vast world I’m in They say we need a hero I was dreaming of fast cars Fast girls And a pocket fulla dinero ‘Til I woke up to this regular life And had to deal with the ills And the pressure and strife Now I’m feeling alright So fly With dreams to succeed And to touch that sky So to reach those goals Is my imperial wish Cuz life has to be bigger than this (Chorus) We are who we are We go where we go We live how we live But I wanna know If there’s more to us That I need to see And I know there is Cuz I know life is Much bigger than this (We Are, We Are) Much bigger than this (We Are, We Are) Much bigger than this (We Are, We Are) Much bigger than…this (We Are, We Are) (Verse 2) They told me I should move with the times I just move with these rhymes And I’m moved by the signs From above God’s love As I moved to his shrine I was equipped with knowledge I could use on the grind Where they moving them dimes Stand elevated Fully prepared to be the most hated A martyr for the cause I believe in So I’m running fast for the truth Chest wheezing Until I stop breathing We’re all blessed heathens We were all born the same But grow up to gain Different mind frames Some will play the game For the money and the fame Platinum or gold chain Just so they can make a name But me I choose just to be individual Never ever hiding behind sublimals A much bigger purpose upon this life You can’t purchase A rider of the flow like the Seminoles (A ‘rida of the Flo’ like the Seminoles) Now here we go (Refrain) I know this world is much bigger than Inside this box that we living in Gotta reach the goal I’m gon get it in They want me to fold I’m not giving in (Repeat 3x) (Chorus)
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(Verse 1) I told 'em I was making a classic They turned around chuckling, laughing They underestimated my passion So I used that as fuel From these fools 'Till the day I had 'em Eating they words Gettin' full from the rations It's clear to see they lack rationale If they take a listen to these records And claim they just average Been trying to diss him Story of my life Back in the day I was just a fat kid With a lisp then Honed my craft to a T Like Lipton Finna blow Can't cool me off here Listen Ordinary people I took the high road to be a legend like John And I don’t even get lifted Tell ‘em save room On they top ten list and competition I’ll knock ‘em out like Liston They thought my mission was impossible I cruise like Tom thru the drama though I tell them haters vamanos (Chorus) (Verse 2) And I don’t do nothing but write Like I’m never wrong That goes both ways, Pause, I’m forever strong The opposite of weak Leave ‘em in awe Just so they don't have nothing to say The opposite of speak When opposition seeks To halt my operative speech I break up out the straight jacket Psychopathic on the beat Trying to be a champion But still don't have a ring Still they way up out my range, and not even in my lane, My aim, I am the mayne driving crazy and deranged, Like it’s Jay-Z and his dame when The car burst into flames I birth into the game With an Grade A flow They get a C-Section They only see sections I see the bigger picture Like projections on the wall Like we was missing a season Tell 'em I will never fall Stall or never let up Been cutting the mustard I grind They way beHeinz (behind) I’m waiting for you to catch up (Ketchup) Will they ever? (Verse 3) So as I work towards a deal Bare the fruits of my labor Before you get to the core You gotta work through the peel I work to give my verses universal appeal I'm ready to play my part They rehearsing it still Leave 'em in a hearse From the steel When I body these beats With the heat You are at my pen's will All joints ballpoint There is no pencil That means they can’t erase When I’m sketching that real Vivid image See it sharply in the frame Sign my name and leave my mark Like I threw a sharpie at the game I plan well Labels better play they hands well Or you can tell 'em that it's no deal Howie Mandell I’m the host Give praise to the most Cuz he blessed me I ain’t trying to boast But if he let me Any chance I get I’m tooting my own horn Dizzy Gillespie And shaking up the world Epilepsy
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Me and My Music (Verse 1) How they gon tell me I wasn’t meant for this Man, I swear I was made to make music Ever since I was an infant, it’s Just something I feel in my soul I wake up feeling like it’s what I gotta do I gotta reach my goals I was 8 years old Just chillin’ at my auntie house Glued to the television Didn’t plan on going out Watching music videos Killing Me Softly Remember when it debuted With Lauryn and her crew She was singing her heart out One of those vivid images I play when reminiscing Back when I was only wishing To make it to that position Now I’m making my own I’m feeling closer than ever With visions to take the throne So that’s what I’ve been after Writing another chapter Made it through middle school Through ridicule and laughter Imagine my teacher’s face When her honor role student Who could be anything Said he wanna be a rapper (Verse 2) Fast forward to high school New place, new city We had moved uptown Like the ‘92 Diddy Walking down a hallway Where all the girls looked pretty In my XL coat Had me looking like Biggie Naw really Somebody found out that I be rapping Told me I should battle this dude They say that he be snapping Just imagine how I arrogantly told ‘em get his weight up Then started spitting, messed up prewrittens And I got ate up No longer was a hater Swear just the other day Me and him was kicking it Reminiscing bout that day Or back in 11th grade Spring Break ‘05 Used to get the fresh fade Hit the mall with my guys Copping fits for the talent show Recording in the basement I swear, that year, we thought we all was gon make it It didn’t happen then But I never lost my mission I’ma do it I just need the world to listen (Verse 3) While these others dream for the cream And visions to bring the drop out I’m rapping for the passion Not looking for a cop-out This has been a part of me The artistry Hopping on the bus to college classes Bumping the College Dropout And reading my blueprint The top is what I’m eyeing These other youngins Hoping just to get rich or die tryin’ I do this because it’s meant for me Give you the documentary Of my life And how I just wanna be a part of history No mystery They sayin’ they don’t feel boy Man, they should go shoot a boombox And kill that noise I pour my heart into these records And I just want ‘em to sing those They mad cuz every song on my album could be they single So will I stop? Never Forever, this here is infinite Got me feeling like Marshall Mathers way back in ‘96 I hope God will send my blessing from the sky To be a music legend before I die So tell me why…
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(Verse 1) Introducing the greatest latest I mean the truest newest They in da drought Like Wayne tapes They needed fluid Well let me see what this game takes I spit it fluent H20 With an H2 flow That means I keep on truckin’ on ‘em Where is Eddie Kendricks at I’ll get David Ruffin on these cats See I’m spitting that Whatever he was on I will never leave my zone Beat is on Standing in the booth with all the heaters on And a jacket, homes Maybe a down coat Old rappers mad cuz they careers are on a down slope No longer sweet And like a cavity, it hurts That my career is headed up as if gravity reversed Do that kill your self-esteem I guess the tragedy was worse I rehearse every verse Till it’s lavishly dispersed ‘Cross the globe No Flintstone I came through the rubble I’m just following my callin’ homey I don’t want trouble (Chorus) We Don’t Need No More Trouble! No More Trouble! (Repeat) (Verse 2) Welcome to my city (Minneapolis) Well people suffer from delusions They conjure up these illusions And it tends to draw confusion Get comfortable in they box Think they really doing something Really ain’t doin’ nothing Really these dudes frontin’ It’s ironic Cuz it’s usually rappers with no backing Just a bunch of empty promises That’s never gon’ happen It could But it won’t Cuz I swear they lack passion I got moore like Demi Bout to hit it like Ashton They bout to feel like They getting featured on his show Fall back dawg I don’t want a feature on your show Not now, not ever This week or next year Or a verse upon a record No one’s ever gon’ hear Am I talking kinda big Well maybe it’s cuz I plan to Be the next big thing These people wanna jam to I’m on my hustle Somebody should page Russel And tell ‘em I got the muscle These rappers don’t want trouble (Chorus) (Verse 3) And I don’t got a God complex I praise a complex God Who made me in his image So of course I gotta mimic And these are just my feelings People dying over here and overseas And rappers still making songs about killing Dawg, you ain’t Ice T I’ma shine nicely How much my soul was worth I couldn’t tell you what the price be Cuz artists sell just to sell And to stay fly Forgetting they gon have to pay well The day that they die I say I’m Figuring out just how to play the game So even on the Heaven side I still got that flame Man, I get it I never needed gimmicks Just to cash in I am not a hipster I ain’t talkin’ fashion Bout to bring it home While the rest of these yougins Bout to take a Big L I’m about to put it on The game’s in Jeopardy Well, I give ‘em a daily double And they bets to let me in I mean, unless they want trouble We don’t… (Chorus 2x)
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(Verse 1) 9pm on a Friday Night She getting ready Fresh up out a relationship No longer goin’ steady So she been on her dolo But she ain’t rolling solo She calling up her girls Asking when it’s time to go-go Staying home is a no-no She want you all to see That new dress and Manolos That she copped for the low-low Clutches with the logos Berkin and Lauren Merkin She searching all through her purses Just so she can find the perfect One to go shut ‘em down with Night out on the town with All of her favorite girls What’s about to go down, it’s A celebration to life and independence Someone throw up ya lighters For the new miss independent Been grinding all week Man, it ain’t even funny Making Donna Summer dollars She work hard for the money So you better treat her right Cuz she on the top now I swear this girl got it locked down (Chorus) Hey I swear she fly in her own right Leader of her own life Man, this girl got it locked down (Got it locked down) She sitting on her throne Everything she own Said she got it on her own What she driving She rolling Cuz she got it And she knows it She work hard And swear that she won’t stop You looking at a lady on top (Yeah, she got it locked down) (Verse 2) She been blessed like church on Sunday At work on Monday And she ain’t have to twerk not one day To get to where she goin’ She know that she’s the leader of her destiny And what a lot of dudes talkin’ Really ain’t impressing She, got her own movement So scrubs keep it movin’ She know she ain’t perfect She got room for improvement But, still She’s the master of her domain Like it’s Jerry and Elaine Man, I swear she do her thing Nobody’s in her lane She swerving on them lames Especially the dames Who be hating on the low But in person They will claim Everything is all good To catch up to her status Man y’all wish y’all could She sitting on the top now Everything she cop now Got it all legit She ain’t never have to drop down Go and pull her top down Just bought a brand new drop That she rock round the city with the top down And she ain’t need a cosign like bad credit She flash that cash debit for her fash fetish She don’t even look at tags But she never gotta brag She just throw it in the bag like Fab said it She on a mission She coming up fast Yeah, she got class And she pays her own tuition Them green lights glisten And she will never stop now Swear this girl got it locked (Chorus) Hey I swear she fly in her own right Leader of her own life Man, this girl got it locked down (Got it locked down) She sitting on her throne Everything she own Said she got it on her own What she driving She rolling Cuz she got it And she knows it She work hard Swear she ain’t gon stop She gotta be that lady on top (Yeah, she got it locked down) (Bridge) And this the kind of girl I want And this the kind of girl I need Cuz she living her own life And doin’ her own thing She the kind of girl I need And this the kind of girl I want And this the kind of girl I need Cuz she living her own life And she won’t stop until (She got it locked down) (Partial Chorus) What she driving She rolling Cuz she got it And she knows it She work hard Swear she ain’t gon stop She gotta be that lady on top (Yeah, she got it locked down)
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(Verse 1) Who is he He’s the greatest rapper you’ll ever meet So you should pay homage when you see him in the street And you should spaz out When you hear him on beats And anything he breath on Just save it for safe-keeps He swear it’s gon be worth it As hard as he working He has no flaws, he’s perfect So tell me why they searching for the next He’s already the best today It’s so hard to say goodbye to yesterday But he say Just forget about the history You kidding me Nobody before this Was ill as me Them haters killing me They are all basic He is the epitome of greatness The places You tryna be He already go When they ask who he is He say “Yo, you already know” He feels that he’s the greatest He don’t need nobody help Problem is So does everybody else (Chorus) But he’s already a star And right now It don’t even matter That nobody really knows who you are He’s doing his thang And he don’t even stop to recognize There’s a million others doing the same He lives in the moment (Rap) He give ‘em everything he got And hopes that one day they’ll remember his name And call him a star Call him a star And this will be the song they sing… (Verse 2) Who is she She’s the prettiest girl in the world And you should get to know her You can see that she a pearl A diamond in the rough Just look at her apparel Whenever she on the scene They like Who is that girl She schooling these other women Like a classroom She have fun Throwing stones From her glass room And she dropped outta college Like last June Went and spent her trust fund money Going to Cancun But she getting cash soon And she swear it always smell like roses When she walk up out the bathroom And she ain’t even need a Plug-In or aerosol Gotta fly first class If she in the air at all Model pics on her MySpace, Facebook She just wanna see how everybody face look When they finally admit that she the baddest Cuz she can never settle with being average (Chorus) She’s already a star So right now It don’t even matter That nobody really knows who you are She’s doing her thing And she don’t even stop to recognize There’s a million women doing the same She lives in the moment (Rap) She give ‘em everything she gots And hopes that one day they’ll remember her name And call her a star Call her a star And this will be the song they sing… (Verse 3) They say Ooo You so conceited But you never believe it They try and give you feedback But you don’t ever read it Cuz you don’t really need it You feel like you already where You wanna be And they gotta receive it Though you know That they know That you frontin’ They still can’t tell you nothing Cuz you was born for stuntin’ So nothing else matters Haters can kick pebbles While you walk around telling people Get up on your level There’s that arrogance You feeling like you the heir to the throne And that there’s nare a comparison Even if it’s yearned It’s still gotta be earned Them bridges on fire And you just letting ‘em burn So tell me what’s the aim If you trying to do the same As the rest of the world Cuz you destined for the fame And you’d probably go insane If you woke and you coped with the fact You’re nobody And that may never change So you put on this face And you hide behind a mask But I see straight through it Like you hide behind glass Know you wanna be known Know you wanna be loved No longer wanna be known as a wannabe You love The attention Is that the reason you go hard Fake it until you make it Just thinking you’ll go far See this is all true But you’ll probably disregard Cuz what’s it matter to you Look where you are… (Chorus) You’re already a star And right now It don’t even matter That nobody really knows who you are Ya doing ya thing And you don’t even stop to recognize There’s a million people doing the same You live in the moment (Rap) And give ‘em everything you got And hope that one day they’ll remember your name And call you a star Call you a star And this will be the song they sing…
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Intro: Ooos (Refrain) (Verse 1) Look I’ve been dealing with this drama for a long time You trying to figure me out Get in the long line It’s been the same thing Over and over I thought it would’ve changed when I got a little older But I smell it in the air That same vein odor And jealousy is there I switch my lanes over But they keep swerving back In my path I just can’t stand The thought of having to go back In my past Where you hope that they’d understand But never can Wish I could jump high in the air And never land Cuz I swear I am getting so tired of they negative Just because I’m one who desires to Set a precedent So whatever they saying To me is irrelevant Whenever I’m present My passion is surely evident You can only listen to nonsense so long ‘Till you feel like telling ‘em so long (And I’m gone) (Chorus-Ryanne Noelle) Why, do I have to go through this One more time Cuz I feel I keep losing my mind And I’ve been through this stuff a thousand times So I’ll just have to tell these people bye So Long, So Long, So Long Cuz I’m gone, I’m gone, I’m gone So Long, So Long, So Long Cuz I’m gone, gone, gone, gone, gone (Verse 2) Wanna know what I was speaking bout in the first verse I was trying to find self Guess I had to search first Had one side saying I wasn’t hood enough The other side stereotyping just cuz my hoodie up Both of ‘em had me feeling like I wasn’t good enough Until I grew up And saw the hatred they was putting up Yup All because I wouldn’t play the game No, I am not a Martian But we are not the same I swear they ain’t got the fuel Or the gasoline To even plug into my source Like the magazine I be feeling like I don’t need this world So I be asking God when I’ma leave this world I’m not talking bout dying I’m talking bout change Tell me when will they accept That I don’t wanna be the same You can only deal with ‘em judging you For so long Til you feel like telling’ ‘em so long And I’m gone (Chorus-Ryanne Noelle) Outro: Ooos (Refrain)
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(Verse 1) I say that I’m here Dreaming at Sunset Writing this in my head While looking over the edge of the city Like I’m the one next Digging in my soul Visualizing my goals So this is where my mind resides Everywhere I go I know time is of the essence Solo is how I spend most And I ain’t where I wanna be But you can say I’ve been close People used to see me, but lately Can say I’ve been ghost Even my dogs couldn’t spot me Or come Glen Close Cruella Deville I’m better forreal Yeah, sure enough I am a rookie With a veteran feel I swear these rappers put on acts And they be better Will Give ‘em an Oscar for that trash And tell ‘em they time passed They was taking a break I had my mind on gas On this quest for success Put your mind on blast Cuz you dealing with a winner now Them others dudes talent is a waste Like running the air condition With ya windows down I just tend to let go I’m focused on my next goal They told me you gon lose your soul Tryna be the next Hov This past year’s been crazy I wonder how the next go I’m yelling in an empty room So all I hear is echoes I guess that means I’m listening To no one but myself And the God that sketched me out I don’t need nobody help I told ‘em I’mma be fine Bout to make a B-Line For the throne That’s a chair So I guess that means I recline The rest of ‘em can decline I never need a rubric When making this life music That paying the price music That you just might have to sacrifice To change your life music Hate me for the same reason That they hated Christ music Stand amongst the darkness And just shine your light through it Progression involves risks Gotta roll the dice Do it Tell ‘em my heart I’m ready to give And I’m feeling like they resurrected BIG How I’m ready to live (Chorus) (Singing) You can take a look thru my eyes And you can try and see what I see I walk around feeling so blind You don’t know what it’s like to be me (Rapping) I’mma do a lot of living Cuz I ain’t lived yet My sins are forgiven Now tell me what’s next I’ve been waiting so long I’m feeling upset I gave ‘em my all Don’t have much time left My head to the sky Ordered my steps Put my work in I’ll pass that test They pass that torch I will carry it the best From the morning sunrise Till I dream at Sunset (Verse 2) I lost my Grandma this past year May her soul rest I saw her one last time An hour before she left And even though I wasn’t there To see her last breath No regrets I know she got to leave this stress Life’s weight up off her chest And there’s life after death Really no death at all When you know they you’re blessed So I know she’s up in Heaven And she’s sittin’ right next To the same God steady telling me To get set For the plans that he got So I’m focused on the goals God floats my raft Can’t sail my soul That just let’s the rest know They were ain’t on the same boat Bout to bring a storm down You gon need a raincoat How I rearrange quotes And spit over these notes Go and read what I wrote Bet I give my town hope From a city fulla dreamers And sadly so many haters Just bitter because they lost every time Ralph Nadar We used to be on top I’m here to reclaim this Life is like a 7-game series Playing game six And I only got 2 wins So I go to win They needed a breath of fresh air You can call me new wind There’s only a chosen few Let’s see if they let you in Eeenie, Meanie, Minie, Moe Homey, I’m a shoe-in Cuz if I don’t make it What purpose do I have With a fraction of the truth You still wouldn’t know the half (Chorus) (Singing) You can take a look thru my eyes And you can try and see what I see I walk around feeling so blind You don’t know what it’s like to be me (Rapping) I’mma do a lot of living Cuz I ain’t lived yet My sins are forgiven Now tell me what’s next I’ve been waiting so long I’m feeling upset I gave ‘em my all Don’t have much time left My head to the sky Ordered my steps Put my work in I’ll pass that test They pass that torch I will carry it the best From the morning sunrise Till I dream at Sunset
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(Verse 1) I see the struggle that you going through I can relate, cuz this life Can have me going too Wishing it could all be perfect But you seeing things just aren’t working Now you feeling down Wonder if it’s all worth it Got bills to pay But you just got fired Got mouths to feed But you can’t get hired Tragedies that put you in a whirl Sometimes it’ll have you questioning Why God put you in this world Some things are just hard to understand I see you lady Over there Having problems with your man Cuz you just want a soul mate And he just ain’t living up There’s times in this life Where you feel like giving up Cuz things ain’t working out I advise that you look up to the sky Pray the things you’ve been hurtin’ bout Will soon past Find the answers you’ve been searching bout And whenever you’re in doubt Know that you work it out (Chorus) They say things change But they stay the same, well I know (When times get tough and you get let down Don’t give up now, cuz) We Gon Work It Out, work it out We Gon Work It Out, work it out We Gon Work It Out (Verse 2 - Hypel) Close your eyes Picture no crimes Picture no cryin’ Picture us fine Living long Don’t picture us dyin’ Picture love Now picture peace Picture God Hope when you see ‘em You picture WE Picture you’re finally free Flying over the seas Picture a cure for the poor And the disease Picture your family Who let you know you’re not alone So when you get lost Close your eyes and picture home Can you see it If you can’t, I understand Deprived something normal As home Swear it’s a shame I’m trying to find my rationale Before I go insane On the pursuit of happiness While I’m dodging pain I’m on the quest to see what life Is all about My future looking foggy Still I’m trying to plan my routes We all wanna know what we’re supposed To be in life, before it’s too late Money can buy everything but time And they say… (Chorus) (Bridge) We gonna work it out We gonna work it out We gonna work it out (Repeat) We gotta work it out We gotta work it out We gotta work it out We gotta work it out (Chorus)
15.
(Verse 1) I’m on another bus ride home Still looking out the window sill Still wondering how the wind gon feel If I ever get a chance to blow Just want a chance to know What it’s like to reach dreams Man, I have to go So I spend nights awake Insomniac forever Pondering on ways to put it together And whether I should stick with it to get it or simply back down And this my theme song playing in the background I’m seeing peers pass by With progression I try to live through ‘em But I’ve learned my lesson that Everybody’s nobody Till they make it But I’m just feeling I don’t have patience, and y’all gotta (Chorus) Believe me I’ve been out on my own too long I’ve been gone I can’t go home, cuz I know You ain’t gon get it for nothing You always gotta trade it for something And there’s a million ways to get it tonight, tonight So I’mma be… (Rapped) Counting the ways, count-counting the ways Let me count all the ways, count-count the ways Let me count the ways, count, count, the ways Let me count the ways, let me count the ways… (Verse 2) It’s funny how they tell you go hard or go home As if home’s just a place where you rest your dome It’s where you feel safe, a space and a zone With that said, I could never go home And see, I could never comeback to the season I was on Just give me some young money I’ll be so far gone Like why should I lie Like I’m not that guy Just telling you how I feel in-side Gotta get it how you live I say I got one chance Two eyes 3 minds With a VCR You couldn’t rewind 2 lungs And even CPR couldn’t refine How much they’ve been polluted Though I still plan to do this Not saying that I would I’m saying that I could Friends and fam never thought I should But I can’t wait They say you can’t have cake and eat it too In that case, just hand me a plate And y’all gotta believe me… (Chorus) (Verse 3) Y’all don’t see the demons that I struggle with daily And the devil right there saying pay me Cuz it you want it all like Warren G Better buy a warranty Just so I can shine And this whole world can warrant me But It’s not like nobody warned me I know the risks But I’m fresh up out the quarantine Which means I’m still sick Trying to build a clientele Hoping they’ll feel this In this game of buy and sell A new year A couple more people know me I still got a handful yelling out show me Cuz I just haven’t proved yet I got mustard seed faith But a couple of mountains I haven’t moved yet They wonder who’s next I got my hand raised Just tryna get a connect like Hughes Net But it seems that my life’s on dial-up But see that’s just about enough To get my riled To take stab at it With my knife in the air You let ‘em purchase Hope the pricing is fair They saying live in the now And worry about it the afterlife But tell me if it’s worth the sacrifice (Chorus)
16.
(Verse 1) Three quarters after 11 We in the final hour “Fore it’s over and I’m stepping on my stairway to Heaven Hoping for triple 7s Give me 15 minutes I’ll show ‘em I’m bout to win it See there is no limit I been Master of my Ps and Qs No gimmick Just me Just I Tell ‘em I’m never finished Put the hatred to bed Can you pass the clean linen Dissing everything I’ve said But you tuned in to listen That’s the juxtaposition Of this cold world we live in Chip on my shoulder I carry that affliction I’m whippin’ a prescription And working with keen precision So intelligent decisions Is how I’m making my living Now I’m making provisions For the city that I live in Many have done me wrong God told me to forgive ‘em But still never forget it So when they see me out They’ll know exactly what it’s bout I advise you respect my vision (Chorus) Headed for the top You can love me or hate me And I had a couple friends But I ain’t seen them lately Cuz I’m out tryna make it You can’t take it I swear nothing’s gonna bring me down Because the view is so clear Man, it’s crazy up here The view is so clear Man, it’s crazy up here (Verse 2) I’m never cocky I am confident Confiding in confidants Who share the inspiration That my music seems to compliment So I convey it on a day to day basis And if you’re not an acquaintance You can tune into the station And bask in the ambiance Sit inside the audience The fact you get acknowledged You should take it as a compliment Cuz I swear That the looks upon they faces The day I actually make it Will require picture taking We sitting inside a Matrix I ain’t taking no pills How you gon be #1 And still make it so real? Well, that’s what I’m bout to figure out You can tell I’m shooting for the stars With these bars By the way I brought these triggers out People tend to tell me my mind is awkwardly different Cuz I tend to tell the truth To the people that wanna listen Like Moses with the commandments God said it, so it’s written I’m spittin’ that Bobby Brown Tell ‘em this that New Edition (Chorus) (Verse 3) I put my heart, mind, body, soul Even in the smallest acts I don’t need your two cents How am I ‘spose to ball with that I could never make it rain with some change But I could bring change Just to break us out these chains And shackles that we carry That’s word to Mary Mary Life is scary like Carrie Unless you’re a visionary Well, luckily I am the latter Like I’m climbing up If you ain’t on the bandwagon I suggest signing up Cuz I’m grinding, yup I’m selling tickets to the greatest flow on Earth And gon have everybody lining up Be looking out for me Cuz I’m coming and see everything y’all doing Like I’m standing on a balcony I’m spiritually inclined My hand is on the handle of the door to success Only a matter of time On a diamond flooded watch Guess that means I’m trying shine I’ll be back at 11:59 But for now, I’m (Chorus)
17.
(Chorus) Will you remember At the end of the night With those angels standing strong behind you These are the moments When it all feels right With all the people that you love Beside you And we can share this night together And hope that these moments lasts forever Because the stars are out And the moon is bright Till we fade into the morning light Let’s just live.love.life Live.Love.Life (5x), Live [Repeat] (Verse 1) Man, I love life and I don’t wanna give it up So every single moment, yo I gotta live it up And every single night I’m feeling on top of the world And on stage, I was rocking the world Like Tito’s brother Rewards for a hard day’s work Is a hard play night So we live just like We ain’t got a care in the world The weight was on our shoulders From where we carried the world Like Atlas, but now at last Like Etta James I’m the name that will put us on the atlas Chillin’ with a lady I don’t necessarily call my baby But could she be my soul mate, maybe Cuz life is crazy like that See, I like that Never quite know What this night could bring At a time like this How it feels so right We shine like this And we Live.Love.Life (Chorus) (Verse 2) We all just got paid my dude No debts owed I done paid my dues So let’s live it up I tell ‘em woo-sah Take a fresh deep breath And the stress, give it up Cuz we only got one life to live No soap opera Real life it is So, I say we make the best of it right Thank God that you blessed for the rest Of the night As we shine much brighter than the stars Up above us No time for haters Just friends and lovers Out there showing there you care for another And you bask in the moments that you share With each other, this Is how it feels when the sun goes down We rock this nation and run this town At times like this Yeah, it feels so right How we shine like this And we Live.Love.Life (Chorus) (Instrumental Breakdown) Live.Love.Life (5x), Live [Repeat]
18.
(Chorus) See, I Don’t know if what I’ve been waiting for All my life This future I can’t see I feel so blind So I’ll just sit and wait As time goes by And I just wonder why But here I am Still I stand And I’m gonna do what it takes And try the best I can Don’t know where I’ll go Don’t know where I’ll be But all I know is I’m just gon be me (Verse 1) See I don’t know what I’m waiting for But I’ve been waiting on something since the day I was born It hasn’t came So I guess I’m still searchin’ Back up on the grind Yeah, I guess I’m still working And waiting on a sign Praying it’ll fall from the sky Cuz it seems like I’m never satisfied With this life that was given This life that I’m living My sights and my visions Always seem to turn different I feel so complacent Waiting on my placement Within this big world Wishing I could switch places With those who’ve advanced If I just had the chances they had I could make the advancements they have But I’m stuck inside this basement Writing this letter to myself And I’m praying that somebody would help Give me a little guidance And maybe shed light And tell me everything is alright (Chorus) See, I Don’t know if what I’ve been waiting for All my life This future I can’t see I feel so blind So I’ll just sit and wait As time goes by And I just wonder why But here I am Still I stand And I’m gonna do what it takes And try the best I can Don’t know where I’ll go Don’t know where I’ll be But all I know is I’m just gon be me (Verse 2) You ever have a day Where nothing is goes wrong But nothing feels right That’s what I feel like The same old 24-hour routine I’m the playing the same part Living the same scene Conception of my visions They soon became dreams But making it happen Is looking more difficult It seems I am stuck here Waiting on my life to change Like I’m in a car Waiting for the light to change So I can drive down that same road They say so many have Wish I could take a shortcut You know, a mini path But it looks like I’m in for the long stretch Trying to live inside the present But I’m feeling all stressed I need to learn to be comfortable In my skin And learn to be content with The position that I’m in Focus on where I’m going And be proud of where I’ve been But right now This is where I am… I’m Waiting for something (Chorus) (Bridge 1) Now turn it up on the radio Flip the notch on ya stereo If you don’t know what you’re waiting for But you ain’t got time And you just wanna live you’re life Nah, nah, nah Nah, nah, nah, nah, nah (Repeat) (Bridge 2) We’ll I’mma be okay Man, I hope so Okay, yeah, yeah, Man, I don’t know We’ll I’mma be okay Man, I hope so Okay, yeah, yeah, But I don’t know (Chorus)

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The second independent, full-length studio album from the Minneapolis hip-hop artist; a follow up to his February release, "Dreamer's Poetry".

Presented by DJBOOTH.NET & Flud Watches.

Minneapolis emcee and longtime DJBooth.net fave Mike Dreams has hooked up with DJBooth.net and FLüD Watches to bring fans his sophomore independent album, Just Waking Up.

The follow-up to this year’s acclaimed Dreamer’s Poetry LP, the project features 18 brand new tracks by the freestyle series alum, including reader-approved leaks “Wave to Em,” “So Long” and “Any Day Now.”

Joining Dreams throughout Just Waking Up are Christina Fisher, Ashley Dubose, Dominoe Ch’yea, Jeremy Austin Smith, DJ Corbett, Ryanne Noelle, Toyebi, Hypel and Annastasia. Production comes courtesy of K-Salaam & Beatnick, Jimmy Easy and more!


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released October 14, 2010

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Mike Dreams Minneapolis

Mike Dreams, born Michael Alexander Hannah, is an American Hip-Hop Artist & Songwriter, from Minneapolis, MN.
Since 2007, Dreams has released music independently. Mike Dreams was featured on the STARZ Network Hit Television series, “POWER”, executive produced by 50 Cent, NBA on TNT and MTV's "Siesta Key" and "Jersey Shore".
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