Plan B

by Mat Lee

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the Intro 00:57
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I used to be a monster shooting up in the office Now I work and write rhymes to pay for this constant Reminder in my brain that rewired the entire Section responsible for feeling exhausted I guess you could say I fake it When I wake up every day and tell myself we’re gonna make it Spending every second I’m awake thinking about One day I’ll make some better mistakes then I’m feeling down Sometimes I wanna blow my fucking brains out Then I start to figure out another fucking way out It’s like i got this defense mechanism That doesn’t quite let me wreck the system I’m living in It’s another phase of evolution Naturally we’re selected as fast as we’re losing Passing out darwin awards right and left Till I’m fighting all alone like I’m the last knight left Jet Setting more than a trendsetter I just wanna chill in a cabin and pen letters I just wanna see what’s real in the world we’re living in The dividends are pretty thin and no one ever really wins Sitting on the couch eating mini thins Wishing we were pretty slim tipping back slimfast till we’re really sick Summer never really ends When you can afford to chase all the various perihelions we really should be learning from the fungus Instead of shooting eachother over some dumb shit All this microdosing got the macrocosm Ripe for hosting inside our minds where the light was glowing Fake a distraction and keep the meter going While I rewrite vibes and get the reefer smoking And if we cut ties you best believe it’s over I ain’t got no smiles left for greedy jokers Rock steady, not leaving, no I'm not letting All these negative thoughts weigh me down pandoras box is heavy. I am not setting an example for you to follow please do not envy. This life is hollow I just wallow with these walls empty and ima go until these bars left me Not a lot to say but let me keep commenting On this world we're living in you are not ready So crack a beer and sit it out while I start vetting And betting on all these hectic techs for mediation from expected pests. trials tribulations and eclectic guests. Life's a haunted house where's the scare from next? I wonder through the hallways, God I'm scared to death of sinking into depth. Screaming out to ears it seems their will is deaf. Reaching troubled children call it UNICEF, A union cleft, a hole too deep to bury; secrets that are swept Never benevolent, never been settling, always ahead of them, always malevolent, sever the rest of them dreaming on mescaline, doing your test again, set up the pessimist, guarding the premises, thrown from a precipice Who’s mess is this? Bang Click Fucking vanquished , watch your language excerpting me like you bang shit. Why does everybody nowadays act abrasive. So embrace it, all you gotta do is win the races. Adulate to the point that your mistake erases, stuck running through the mazes, lost in the verse now I'm turning pages, arming up my life with this arsenal of phrases, gotta release this shit in phases, stage this basis. Faces nameless Fake this; Doing time served like I’m shameless No basis for the facelift just a glitch in the matrix Something fun to do for amazement Like jumping from the top of the building down to the basement
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Sucker Punch 01:49
We used to live in caves fire screaming in place now we sit on the couch with a screen in our face. Nose in the facebook, snorting up the gram, checking status updates as fast as we can We never had a plan when we built this shit Sever the demand then kill this niche Like a candle burning from both ends Fizzle out around 25 and see what happens then Minimum wage college ain't getting paid unless mom and daddy had celebrity names and a bunch of fake fame makes cheap mistakes who cares it's only death and taxes at stake The trick is to die before the shit gets paid off Make the banks bankrupt for a change thank us Which one of the voices in your head do you listen to I’ve got it narrowed down to like two What goes around comes around then it goes back again when we plant trees life keeps happening All the paper we’re stacking up living our best life lets future generations have enough ass wipe Sure it sounds petty but the planet’s getting sweaty We’re all hot and bothered chopping trees for confetti I don’t see us lasting much longer unless we Start arresting the assholes in charge yes we can But why don’t we Because we got comfy Fell in love with bombing other countries Got hooked on the low price lunch meat cost of living on the rise fuck it that’s something I’ve got a hunch government sucker punch Such a bitch move gotta get em under us And remember who works for who here Jerks serving jerks until we go nuclear
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Hocus Pocus 02:21
One two three hocus pocus Put your hands up if you keep losing focus Let me interrupt the daily hustle Sliding through life trying to not be noticed By those in charge who’s feathers ruffle At the sound of freedom sweet and supple They built these laws to keep us underground But the real dogs find us like a sweet new truffle People like music you can vibe to Whether living outdoors or in outer space This is that shit you can get high to Never underestimate the human race They one of the toughest creatures alive in the habitat Super fucking tough would you look at all the damage thats Wreaking havoc on a planet that Can only take so much before it lets us have it back Humans are super fucking weird But they’re kinda sweet when they’re sleeping A new sort of cage they like it when it’s see through Swimming with the sharks like a zissou You gotta Always be careful when they shake your hand Micro expressions tell the lie All this aggression is usually commanded by Humans in charge trying to take your land First they act nice testing your defenses Then they pretend to take offense its relentless Then they come back with a bunch of weaponry To settle this discussion like it’s destiny Be wary of the gilded stranger Stare it in the face but can’t see the danger Trying not to live like a bunch of slaves here Paying off my debt in like 80 years Humans are super fucking crazy But they’re kinda sweet when they’re not being lazy A new sort of cage they like it when it’s see through Swimming with the sharks like a zissou
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Killer Vibes 02:38
Kick it with these killer vibes picky how my hero dies I’ve had to cut away at least like a million ties I’ve tried a million times but can’t seem to get it right And the things that I’ve seen might shock your civilian eyes Writing in the dead of night fighting with my better half Hiding all the pain behind my most bitter laugh Living off the land that’s a dream my dinner has Seems like a lot of work to get around a Sinner tax I may go out I may go back i made this route i’ll take the pass Setting my up shop in this little tourist trap I’m living simple in a world that’s gotten too complex I’m hitting forty soon looking for that context Grateful every day they haven’t dropped the bombs yet Waiting for the time the devil shows up with my contract The devil’s always late and I ain’t got no time to spare If I don’t find the final piece of mind then I don’t care You can’t take it with you, theres no debating the issues Becoming jaded still waiting, concentrating the misuse I like my life secluded, these cats are convoluted Fooled into thinking the revolution will be won by humans Like a bunch of hot dogs got their tongues out drooling School never taught us shit so I’m homebrewing mind the rulers the computers will one day make us lucid Giving planet earth the cure to this little nuisance In life don’t slip and slide red ryder gets an eye Overweight ghost writers all getting exorcised Just don’t mess with mine trying to get this paper stacked A little bit of super glue is all this caper lacked First we got your neighbor hacked got in through the wifi Made a few changes then we put the papers back Be back later gotta rearrange the server rack Mitigate security behavior and then we attack Laying out the plans it’s simple we go through the front I’m taking what I need and then let’s take lunch yall I’ve got a hunch these suckers they never seen it coming No one cares what you think you ain’t influencing nothing I’m a student of music and other dynamic fluids Moving through the gruesome routine of losing my coolness Spending all day trying to find a tolerance dealing with these shitty little humans with no common sense
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Pretty bird getting done the day’s dirty work I’m pretty sure they don’t pay you what you’re really worth A polished turd wiping smirks off these nerdy jerks Fuck what ya heard I’ve come a long way from those early percs check my reference I’m cleared with zero hesitance and always pessimistic while I’m messing with these sentences No stressing that’s the motherfucking way I write Always skeptical thinking about a better way of life when they come to your door in the middle of the night Then you’ll know who you are when you choose fight or flight Alright, that only happens in the movies When they come for you, you won’t know it and that shit’s a bit spooky Relax though, it’s all just a big joke Running out of time writing all these thick notes I gotta remind you the point of these lessons Trying not to live like a stressed out peasant Import the export and sort through the rest for The chance that you’ll find one smarter than the rest You’re blessed with being able to make a mess Poorly motivated to sit and work behind a desk Trying not to look super suspect So fresh and clean like where’s the blood kept Blunt force trauma on a shoestring budget I’m wearing my karma like a clueless curmudgeon So report to the nearest matrix Then holler when you’ve hit homeostasis They got us on a need to know basis So hit the books down in the basement like how hard the bass hits Its funny now I crave the repetition Hold the button down till I reset the system Broke another crown like the kingdoms gone missing And the king snorting lines off the queens little sister Listen to my words ima change the beat, got this rap mouth and running feet, if you wanna hear it then follow me. When I'm on the microphone I can't be beat. So take a seat but don't take leave because lately the money ain't leaving hands safely. Double on down for your safety. Meeting with red eyes like plane seats. Insane feats, seven wonders of the world call me eighth, please. Stare blankly. Trying to live this life being pain free. Painted queues to find inside they hide the rest to dine to live confide arrest and fine with chest short of breath sets of time arrived beside the mites in hides of flesh they mix and mesh the sober bet drugs on the set I've over stepped won't take a breath, I’m over it this equals death. No prequels left living in a world with meters spent Spinnin on these wheels this libra’s left Leaving these meals needin breath
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Walking around with this frown on my face Like a baby you can’t shake depression I’m like maybe if I sit here long enough I’ll get another song finished up It feels like it’s time to smoke weed about it now Haven’t you heard? That shit cures everything around Be wary of snake oil salesmen And the snake oil they pedal in their pails when They tour door to door searching out new blood Blowing through town popping up like a goose bump All juiced up on the next best thing Next thing you know, the doorbell rings Who’s at the door but the god damn lochness monster Looking for tree fiddy I offered to be his sponsor I’m an enabler though so I gave it to him Just trying to delay his movements Listen it’s all about the road less traveled Business gets handled like corralling the cattle Morale is at battle with an unemployed rambo Who’s cheating with god mode and infinite ammo So shoot up a school with your eyes closed Then try to explain to me how christ rose You wanna see gun control I’m blind though Fifty paces then piss yourself like a wino Nothing really seems for real Simulating a simulation that’s a raw deal When creating a creator to worship Go easy on the ego that’s steering the warship I’ve always been partial to the planets rotation A parcel to plant on this seasonal acreage It’s feasible they would just take it At this rate I don’t think we’ll make it Life is like an arcade I know you don’t want to play With me I’m like sonic with all the rings I’m like mario when the princess sings like star fox whipping his wings Miss pacman’s kissing scene Kid icarus shoes had wings Arrows fly and tug my heartstrings little nemo haunting your dreams I’m like bomberman dropping bombs the most It’s like pac man chomping on a ghost If you want to play these games I can host Panhandling be wary of the weird People with signs that say the end is near I mean what else can you really do with it When life gets hot you gotta make a stew with it Instead of stewing in it like the shoes say Just do it i mean I’m new to this way I blew it like a nudist would say It's a long hard road out of hell anyway Toss a tourniquet on this hand that I’m playing And send me away like a vikings last day I’m sailing the seas on a boat made of fire I got the disease no way to retire But I’m so tired I might lay down tonight And think about all the people I admire Out of control but not all the time Running out of time living that borderline Bored of life and I’m sitting here sort of like What’s the point anymore of this sort of life Chasing the ups, running from the downs Running from clowns that are running these towns Who’s the asshole in charge here Crotchety old fuck tom the mayor Cash only no charge here Like a dead battery no charge here Y'all know me so odd stares Will console me, that’s progress Getting stoned like it’s a fucking contest Boots on the ground I kick it root down Bombs in the pavement Waiting to put my foot down Hoping somehow that we’re all going to make it
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Get me out of bed, make sure that I show up A bunch of little cry babies acting like some grown ups I know life so rough when it blows up rowing up shit creek without a boat what Listen that’s just one example Missing the point of this little battle Gonna run and tattle gonna rip it all apart Like a little fucking dog gets a walk in the park Picking up shit can be a hassle anyway Chasing your tails around every day Racing circles around the latest hurdles it amounts to certain Death when we’re wasting the emergency It's easy to hear the monsters when they are in your head, Teaming with glacial feelings; monumental regret Undressed, unaddressed unattested. Early mornings come with the best shit. Rolling out of bed like I cannot be bested. Gotta hottie next to me, she's teaching sex-Ed. Next step, overslept, never spent- A day in the head and I've said it again I've decided to win and went out on a whim never learned how to swim, always up in the wind. Only rapping with friends, but now I'm tearin this track up to bits. And pieces. Hyperemesis, sickening thesis, (HOOK) It's easy to hear the monsters when they are in your head, Teaming with glacial feelings; monumental regret So welcome back to the nightmare show Let’s overreact and let our Brightburn glow It’s so overly anxious when our wages are minimal Hitting relapse like a criminal Its always fucking hard when there’s nothing left to give And I don’t know what the motherfucking answer is But I know I gotta keep on looking inside Of every nook and cranny looking at me crooked That look is uncanny So hold doors, it's '04, I know more, the whole floor, move on for an emcee who does more
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Walking through town like we the kings of this shit More like the court jester got people feeling a grin I’m eager to equally fit in and not fit in at all Selling technological dope out the bathroom stall Gotta line a mile long cutting up a rug People need cheeseburgers and drugs And enough screen time to start feeling a buzz Moths to the flame and I don’t mean bugs If your online then your a user All these apps are addictive and your abusing We giving these companies so much information Then we wonder why life sucks and we’re complacent In the destruction of infinite juxta Positioning with indifferent decisions it must of Gone better in another timeline And tits up in this one now it’s time to log off bye bye Jumping back in with a quick one two And if you say fuck me I’m gonna say fuck I love you On some turn the other cheek shit up shits creek shit turn the sentry into a sensei then teach it Smoking the sensi scenic More densely populated areas, I’ve seen em Not a fan like being found and Amelia Clean fingers and bulimia now throw it up Trying to grow up in the best timeline And let the light shine for a couple lifetimes Hoping these aliens can toss me a lifeline Before ice gets em and makes em all go bye bye Remember when timeline jumping It’s wise to keep your mind on something You never know how you gonna react Try to hold on and bring yourself back when you snap
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You gotta take care of your mind before you lose it If I could pick a super power that’s the one I would choose Shit most the great inventions were accidents or hiccups Or a way to get that money out your pocket like a stick up they not gonna get me they gotta get you I’ve thought a lot about the plot I’m not gonna be amused If I could switch into a quantum state and see the truth About the way the universe moves shit that would be cool Winners write the history we pass down to the youth Losers get remembered for losing ain’t that the truth Passing up the deal of a lifetime of this century I hate to break it to you but I’m retired from adventuring I’ve got no adventure time left Finn martin at your service where the pies kept Out of all the species humans lie best Ask Jeffrey Dahmer that’s why people are hard to digest Pardon me for speaking ill of violence I just think there’s more to life than drawing lines around the pie crust The smart people really don’t mind us The dumb ones, well, you know. They can’t find us getting ready for the trying times ahead Or be another body bag that’s left for dead shits piling up at the morgue you better check your head We tried to turn the ship around fuck it now it’s full steam ahead Watching out for those damn ice bergs I mean if the ships already sinking I guess I’ll take my turn That’s what I’ve learned in all my years running around this planet Looking for something that’s magic god damn it I’m not thinking it exists outside of us If you can’t find the junk how the fuck do these schmucks buy enough Not everybody likes to rush But time is money in an industry that’s built around supplying drugs So lets smoke two joints in the morning Then OD on H like this weed is boring I feel like that when I’m snoring Then I remember this isn’t my story
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I’m dipping right past em, slipping through the cracks In normal light fashion ripping skin back Daylight spell casting the whip is all black Been burned at the stake at least twice for this crap Zero to 160 not looking back Our hero likes drifting but not on the track A weirdo might gift him a pat on the back Some razzmatazz, and an alakazam Been busy trying to pull this rabbit out this hat Flip keeters like back flips on american dad Break mirrors break bread break a little bad While you’re left holding an empty bag My indoctrination had a little complication It’s intoxicating knowing the bomb is waiting To blow up right in my face its just the basics When you wake up early from the matrix I hate this, lack of control no basic understanding Of what it means to actually have a plan b So hand me the grand theme expanding the demand And maybe have the band play me out like a banshee Slipping like flaccid, flasks on a casket, tripping on acid. The expression is classic; zipping through life like "I can still grasp it". Swallowing plastic, ego is massive You talk down on others but then act so passive A Hero of mass; he's ready for blasting. Unaware this is the last thing. While he takes his last breath it comes out as gasping
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Footloose 02:47
Here we go one time kick it footloose Got us all distracted playing games with a stupid goose Reaction in the bag like what a bunch of tools There will be blood and now you look like a fool I’m drinking milkshakes and laying pipelines And bringing the worst out of people till the light shines And thinking about all the things that make a knight ride Not leaving anything up to chance until the time is right You know what I'm worried about Ice melting up north changing weather in the bible belt Bible belt thinking god changing all the damn weather And no one doing a goddamn thing to make it better You know what keeps me up at night My brain it won’t shut the fuck up it’s like Trying to collapse particle waveforms on command And quantum mechanically manufacture more demand A little light noise when rappers rejoice Getting too comfy for their own good And I don’t really fucking care about a Rolls Royce As long as everybody eating in my hood It’s not a fucking competition Ducking particles to avoid a collision The monthly dominoes annoyed at raising suspicion Speaking sound mind it goes What is your mission Fuck I don’t know The older i get I feel like A good time is me getting left the fuck alone Writing good rhymes Or reading a book nice and slow To get my mood right Getting old appreciating that I’m getting old And so the story goes and it goes Getting caught up in all the gory prose blind leading the blind trying to find a glory hole Only to wind up depressed on the Maury show It’s like the more we show, the more we go The more ego pouring slow the more we know Unless we slow it down the more we grow it out And understand things we’re not supposed to know about A little light noise when rappers rejoice Getting too comfy for their own good And I don’t really fucking care about a Rolls Royce As long as everybody eating in my hood
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The Zoo 02:45
I gotta sit and think about it real hard Micro adjusting everything till i feel smart Always on edge, who’s skin is this Compose some prose then I spit some real bars That’s when the meal starts we all dying to feed The only difference is some of us have meal cards some of us steal cars create the real art Of how to make a body disappear in concealed parts That was never our dream what can you do When the sum of the parts ain’t worth the can of glue And the fuckers in charge ain’t got a clue This ain’t no free ride we’re living in a zoo Don’t like the cage that we’ve constructed What kind of world where kids get abducted And sold to the highest bidder At some fancy politician type dinner We’re melting all the ice in the arctic Got a v8 don’t know where I parked it Why do all the dogs on the block keep barking Smell the evil in the air like the devils farting No end in sight can’t mend the bite A bunch of zombies on the trail of some fresh new hype While the rest act like they forgot how to act right how can you act nice when all the facts lie Break it down one time for all the dum dums Regurgitating the same fucking dumb fud Bum luck they never gonna find love Looking under rocks in the mud Stand up and fight or feed the pigs Hold your fire until you can see the drip There’s only one more mag on the shelf And I’m saving the last one for myself Don’t like the cage that we’ve constructed What kind of world where kids get abducted And sold to the highest bidder At some fancy religious type dinner

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Life lesson reference rap at it's finest.

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released December 13, 2019

Production by 12hythm

Beats by 12hythm and Mok Beatz

Lyrics by Mat Lee and Colby Hammell

Album Art by Ben Wilson

Thanks to Chef for stepping in and busting out a chorus when we were all stuck to the floor.

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Mat Lee Eugene, Oregon

I write raps in my spare time. You should listen to them in yours.

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