godspeed (feat. shing02)

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about

in the wake of the catastrophic tohoku earthquake, i wanted to make a track that captured the timeless samurai spirit. what better way than to illustrate the calm within the storm, reflected in the way the japanese as a whole cooly and almost serenly conducted themselves while the forces of nature laid their country to waste. history repeats itself and japan will bounce back yet again.

lyrics

intro:
yeah, sharp like an edge of a samurai sword
the mental blade cut through flesh and bone
though my mind's at peace, the world out of order
missing the inner heat, life gets colder
oh yes, i have to find my path
no less, walk on earth, water and fire
the elements compose a magnum opus
my modus operandi is amalgam/

verse 1:
/steel packed tight in micro
chip on my armor a sign of all-pro
the ultimate reward is honor not awards
at odds with the times in wars with no lords, a freelancer
a battle cry of a hawk make a dove fly and a tear dry
wonder why a lone wolf don't run with a klan
only trust your instincts and be one with the plan

some days, some nights
some live, some die
in the way of the samurai
some fight, some bleed
sun up to sun down
the sons of a battle cry

some days, some nights
some live, some die
in the way of the samurai
some fight, some bleed
sun up to sun down
the sons of a battle cry

verse 2:
look, just the air around him
an aura surrounding the heir apparent
he might be a peasant but shine like grand royalty
he to the people and land, loyalty
we witness above all to hear this,
sea sickness in the ocean of wickedness
set sail to the sun set no second guessing
far east style with the spirit of wild west

the quote-unquote "code" stands the test of
time for the chosen ones to find the best of
noble minds that ever graced the face of
a hemisphere with no fear, fly over
the blue yonder where
the sky meets the sea
and eye meets no eye
and boy meets world
and became a man to serve the word
to save the day, the night, and the girl too

chorus:
a battle cry
a battle cry
a battle cry

bridge:
some days, some nights
some live, some die
in the way of the samurai
some fight, some bleed
sun up to sun down
the sons of a battle cry

some days, some nights
some live, some die
in the way of the samurai
some fight, some bleed
sun up to sun down
the sons of a battle cry

outro:
a battle cry
a battle cry

credits

from singularity, released October 31, 2011
peter kim, juan medrano

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