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ONE OF THE MANY WAYS ft. LMNO

by Sapient

Sapient:

No time for triflin', I don't get caught in no mood swings

I'm calm in the storm, my life is not like the movies

It's not like I would ever let that spotlight consume me

You puffin' on rocks thinkin' I'm thinkin' I'm somethin' I'm not

So much fake music tryin' to turn a penny

So many fake rappers tryin' to earn a Emmy

I understand, nobody wants to work at Denny's

And you got a family to feed, that makes the burden heavy

No illusions, bare hands promote my music

I came to build, I ain't talkin' home improvement

Sore muscles, dirty knuckles, broken bones and bruises

I don't flinch for pain, nah, I don't show I'm human

I'm more than a man, more than life blown into clay

I truly felt my eyes open today

I'm ownin' my pain, my mind's focused and makes

Ripples in my surroundings like a stone thrown in a lake (You get it)

 

Chorus:

One of the many (ways, ways)

I define myself

One of the many (ways, ways)

I refine myself

One of the many (ways, ways)

I come outside my shell

And reach for others I don't need to be all by myself

One of the many (ways, ways)

I address my goals

One of the many (ways, ways)

I decompress my skull

One of the many (ways, ways)

For me to let you know

I'ma just play my part and watch the rest unfold

 

LMNO:

Into a seamless map, dreamer's trap

Team up with the wake up rap

Take 'em out the nap at any extent

Exists in the exact

For the sake of money, dummy

Never sacrifice the fact, we impact

Without a major label on our back

You can keep your dough, cats

Just wanna battle for your contract

And all the exposure they lack

They hate it when your up

But they love it when you fall flat, all bad

Never had to disrespect to get respect

On set, at work, on call, ready to collect

Blessed to have less, forces me to press more

Hardcore, I'm a end short the bright future

And never regret it

With the ethic to get it

Kickin' down the glass door

Shred it up, sacrificial blood all across the floor

We're only here to settle the score and make sure

All these riches returned to the poor

 

Chorus:

One of the many (ways, ways)

I define myself

One of the many (ways, ways)

I refine myself

One of the many (ways, ways)

I come outside my shell

And reach for others I don't need to be all by myself

One of the many (ways, ways)

I address my goals

One of the many (ways, ways)

I decompress my skull

One of the many (ways, ways)

For me to let you know

I'ma just play my part and watch the rest unfold

 

---"So Relevant" Outro---

Sapient:

You ain't gotta feel what I say

But I'm real when I say it

Nah, I'm not just tryin' to build up my name

I know, my lyrics don't always have the purest wisdom

But they raisin' the standard to advance the lyricism, yeah

And a lot of the subjects I happen to use

Are often about how I am better at rappin' than you

'Cause I am, I grind while y'all sit on your asses

That's why your music's dryer than silica packets, hey

I'm a say what I say, critics you can do the same

Viewin' Sape from inside your tunnel vision

This ain't the same as Dry Puddles, is it?

But you should try fuckin' with it, c'mon

I'm so relevant, so relevant, oh yeah

I know what I'm doin'

I'm so relevant, so relevant, oh yeah

Bro, I know what I'm doin'

I'm so relevant, so relevant, oh yeah

I know what I'm doin'

It's not by sheer accident

I been doin' this a minute

I'll do it for years after this

And after that, I don't know what

Probably start wearin' my pants like a grown-up

Maybe, but not likely

I'll rock Nikes and LRG 'til God smites me

(Fades out)