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A Day Like Any Other

This song is by Siah And Yeshua Dapo Ed.

(Yo... yo... yo yo... yo... yo yo everybody quieten down, quieten down. Yo Siah,
Kick that story, man. You know which one, man...)

Uh, oh... oh, no doubt, man.

(Siah)

Well, it was another (hot) day in the summer
(Not) paid, what a bummer
Layin' in the shade under the boardwalk
(Overhead) more heads stalk (You know the ED)
And Siah never hawk, 3-6-5 lampin' in New York
Never pork for lunch, strictly Crunch 'n' Munch
Plus knishes (delicious) washed down wit' punch
Not poutin', spoutin' rhymes from out the snout
And countin' the hours, I believe that we're leavin' on a journey
'Cause my soul burns me, that goes for ('po ED)
And so we be foolishly missionin'
Put the key in its position
And we boat from the harbour passin' all the people fishin'
And 'po had a vision listenin' to the rhythm of the tides
As we passed the great divide...

(Yeshua)

I sighed, asked Si' why ride wit' no
Idea where, sit your hide here
There's (no) purpose on this o-cean
But to compare flow, maybe motion
Overdosed in queer notion, almost a magic potion
That I drunk to thunk or maybe think about the brink of a...
(Yo, the sea be) Brother, that we hover over
(Damn, it's like we caught a two-leaf clover)
Soon the sun shows a speck that I suppose to be a vessel comin' closer
Recognised it by the odour of the pipe
Smoke approached like I choked (?)
The smoker's a peerin' here like he hadn't seen a pier in a year
"Siah, should steer towards him?"
("Yeah... yeah, let's board him, with the swords in the scabbards
And the daggers in the belt though")
"Ahoy! Ahoy! My mellow, my man"

(Siah)

"Uh, might you have a problem, could we lend you a hand?"
I felt that he was needin' help, his hands were bleedin'
Lookin' like he caught a beatin' from beneath the deep blue
He insisted on assistance to catch a fish
That was resistin' its arrest, told him...
(I told him rest) and he proceded to free a few flows
As bait to feed this great flounder
Surround sound's bound to make him deflate
And whaddaya know? (Check it, yo)
When the 'po ED spit it
The fish done did it, jumped up and bit it
So hooked he closed his notebook and though the boat shook
We both took the older man upon our shoulders and...

(Yeshua)

He told us that he got a map of the world
That he'd exchange for the fish and so we gave him his wish
And got a six-pack to kick back upon the high sea
Siah sippin' Hi-C now we're feelin' nicely
In a snap analysed the map and soon found we was North-East bound for sure
[?] So I took my can to go
Planted toes in the sand and lend a hand to my bro'

(Siah)

See, I was tipsy 'cause the sip be fruit punch
Spewed lunch, it was too much, too much to keep
Then peeped a cadaver afloat by the boat
Seen somethin' in his hand, E, that looks like a note

(Yeshua)

An open bottle in his right
"I wonder what he might have wrote?"
("Yo, you mean written, E")
"Oh, what's the difference? Check the note, man"
("Are you kiddin' me? C'mon, man. Ah...")
"Just check the note"
("Ah, I'm not touchin'...ah, and I quote...")

(Siah)

My time runs short, for late to come was my retort
Consumed by a plague soon my life will abort
To think I thought that I wouldn't get caught
I was thinkin' a thought that was thought for naught

(Yeshua)

Yo, the letter didn't make the situation better
We was gettin' wetter plus the breeze made us deader
Movin' to the trees towards an unknown goal
Siah with his Hi-C, and me my can of Old Gold

(Siah)

"Yo, we can't go back now, man.
("Yo, we can't, man.")
We gotta see this through then, you know."
("Yo, so be it.")

Instead of goin' through a chorus we entered in this forest
Me tryin' my hardest not to let my teeth chatter
But the fact of the matter was that I was kinda nervous
Didn't have my rhyme rope-ladder at my service
(No escapin') this here place we were facin'
The sounds of cats chasin' made us feel like rats
Racin' towards scraps, plus bats steady gazin'
Gnats on my back, I was ready to be Swayzin'

(Yeshua)

Yo, we were trailblazin' through the woods inhabited by rabbits
(ED, you seen that?) I tried to grab it
But it wasn't havin' it, so we jetted after it
Through nature's labyrinth-rinth-rinth

(Siah)

But see the rabbit was quick, it took a year off my kicks
And the 'S' off my chest, felt I needed a rest
("Ayo, 'iah why you stoppin' in that spot in the shade?
Forget the 'S', unless we trap him up in the glade up ahead")
I said, "'po ED, go ahead, distract him
I'll circle around to the back and then attack him"
("A-ight bet", I got set and I prepared to snare the hare)
Me, I'm set to not let him escape from my view
(Up through the trees I creep and make him leap towards the snare)
Yo, I see the 'po on the go and the rabbit comin' too
At which point we switched the joint up
Wrestlin' for my 'S', and nestlin' in this nest when I wasn't feelin' it
("Ayo kid, that's the joint") "Nah, it's not really on point
But peep this..."
("Uh, yeah... yeah, we could keep this...")
To freak this next beat correctly
I checked see if my specs be placed properly
This rabbit's hoppin' on top of me
My 'S', I grab it, Siah's once again official
Nobody's stoppin' me but then the rabbit gave a whistle
All of a sudden the thistle came alive with eyes
About a thousand surrounded, felt my heart poundin'
The 'po started drownin' in fear leavin' beads of sweat
To wet the ground, reassured him with a pound and an ear...

(Yeshua)

"Siah, try and see we're encircled entirely
Not even leavin' one degree to slide through
We need to try to make a move before the eyes do
We gotta rhyme our way out, whatever happens I'm beside you to the end"

(Siah)

"No doubt, it's all about breakin' out of this mess
And if I need to bless the beast may they rest in peace"
(Right then the conversation ceased) Confrontation commenced
(Contemplation decreased) Now check the turn of events...
We stood tense awaitin' motion from the woods
Then a thousand eyes became a mass of cloaks and hoods

(Yeshua)

I felt the life of the cipher, but this (yo) time with a twist
Sensin' this sense I'm on defence
I knew a miss meant death, rhymin' to save our breath
Was the only path left to take so we took
Siah pulled out his book full of remedies
An arsensal capable of cuttin' many extremities
Lettin' these beasts know when he released flow
Then foes be easily defeated
So Siah been spittin' writtens, none survivin'
The shit was hittin', he asked a few to dive in his mind
They drowned, looked around and found
A scimitar on some next page and got down
Splittin' crown, back-to-back attack on these clown half-breeds
In fact he didn't even ask me to jump in
'Musta been somethin' he drunk', I thought
Siah flyin' heads like some ill-ass sport
Minus the asphalt or the towels
All I saw was all the vowels and consonants
Consequently he disembowelled creatures like white owls
Took out about a half-dozen with a scowl
He cleared a path, "Cousin, yo now let's be jetty
End the medley with this freestyle and then we ready"

(Siah)

I seen this smile on the 'po's face but I'm leavin' no trace
Breathin' at a fast pace after this battle in the glade
I couldn't bring forth laughter
Yo E, yo we gotta move faster (Let's move)
Passed this spot, blessed it be me and be seein' defeat
And not the very blend of this next beat

(Yeshua)

The text reads that we found a way out of the forest
Not knowin' about the obstacle that soon loomed before us
We found the route out in a roundabout manner
A scan of the horizon showed us just what was the matter

(Siah)

The matter was a mountain, sproutin' from the ground, made of granite
Juttin' out this nearly round planet
Cuttin' clearly through my view and it was too high
Like Everest, thought we would never rest, but nevertheless...

(Yeshua)

We were too clever to stress, felt fresh, sublime
And after all yo, I been climbin' since I first started rhymin'
(Yeah, I recall) shit-shinin'
(Like sun) type fun but no time to stall

(Siah)

As we ascend the rock we pass a flock at the gate
Waitin' for the same hand that will command our fate
From the sand strait to the land that awaits over yonder
Walkin' with the 'po I start to ponder over climbin' this
Si' and Yeshua 'The Tireless' wander 'cause a fire sits rockin' in the soul
Droppin' in the coal, it is the way we take control
Started with a stroll and soon expanded to a scroll
Holdin' it, but the plot becomes too thick to think

(Yeshua)

So we let instinct take its course
Of course it's not a force to be reckoned with
And in a second it's leadin' us up to the source that is beckonin'
Summoned to the summit, "Yo, be careful not to plummet"
Like the rain had just began to

(Siah)

"Yeah, true I understand you
But can you see us reachin' this peak before the end of the week?
I mean it's gettin' kinda steep and I feel I'm leavin' the beat"

(Yeshua)

"Why you doubtin'? We're too far for that
Besides, the top of the mountain lies at the end of the track..."

(Siah)

Finally we made it up, once again I'm layin' in the cut
Like bacteria, not stayin' in the rut
Steerin' clear of this doubt that's waitin' in the gut
Right about then the 'po decided he would go and scout...

(Yeshua)

...Out the area of this mountaintop
The rain stopped for a hot minute then dropped back in it
But now pourin', plus the thunder made me wonder 'What now?'

(Siah)

Soarin' through the sky I noticed a flock of birds lookin' terrified
Eyes never lie and their's verified my observation
In the distant sky I seen a figure and I figured he was chasin'

(Yeshua)

Comin' closer, the figure bigger than my imagination
Disturbed, he spotted us and just as quick
Released the birds from a forced migration
Didn't look like he was up for any co-habitation
Came down and we were stuck

(Siah)

Petrified, I'd never seen a beast like this
He had wings made of leather and some feathers on his wrist
Our nemesis, commandin' powers unspeakable
I reminisced back to the forest and the creatures
Who confronted us, I wondered what was the connection?

(Yeshua)

But no time for reflection, he walked in our direction
Like a thing possessed
I seen him holdin' in his hand somebody's cassette
And he didn't look impressed
He said, ("I heard your tape didn't like it 'cause you complicate
In fact, I hate all those that elevate
You made it this far, but don't celebrate
'Cause your lives I decided to confiscate")
Before I could ask exactly what track aggravated matters
He crushed the tape and rushed straight at us
At a rate that made our hearts race, but we stayed in place
To face this waste of life, that's when Si' hit him with a...

(Siah)

...Right at you, you can't stop this flight
I'll strike your dome in like the knight
To leave your whole cipher blown like the last one
(He tried to blast the ripper to no effect)
So ED stepped past me and then hit him with a...

(Yeshua)

...Left, better than you burn
Permanent like a bad one
Your turn to combust must cause concern

(Siah)

But the beast just laughed and extinguished the thought
Cut his retort in half
I was sort of distraught seein' this beast in my path
Felt we had to release some next...

(Yeshua)

I knew he wouldn't expect it if we cold connected
On a single perspective, so we collected thoughts and ejected

(I) Cannot (comprehend why you would) try to defend skies
(From those qualified to bend minds)
And send lives straight flyin' through the wind
(Those inside the urban know) the words make things
(Bro, between) the cracks (of the concrete minded)
Tracks make 'em clap and stomp
(Deep, but you find rhymes) too complex
To let me rise (high above the time line)
Now is the time, I'm seizin' the prize...

(Siah)

We took cover knowin' that we hit the mark
Discovered another level and this brother got ripped apart

(Yeshua)

He gripped his heart and fell down to the ground
Then smoke started comin' out his eyes and soon we found
A cloud surroundin' him

(Siah)

But I didn't go near for fear that he was still alive
(Even though I couldn't hear what was happenin' inside)
When it started to clear I figured that he had died
(But when the smoke disappeared...)
He and I, we were surprised, for in front of our eyes
There lay a child, kickin' and screamin', actin' wild, and uh...
(I decided it was safe to pick him up
So we did quick enough and then the baby stopped cryin'
"Yo, you think that we should take him back with us?")
Discussin' this when the baby tapped ED on the shoulder
And attract-ed our attention with a finger
Signallin' somethin' that we couldn't combat
He pointed over (my back, I turned around and dropped my jaw
Siah also looked amazed from the sight that he saw)
This kid found what we didn't even know we were lookin' for
(After this journey it seemed nothin' was sure)
But when the kid noticed it he proved his new friends wrong
('Cause surely we had found...) (What?)
Well, it was...

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