Nocturnal Truth - EP

by The Universe Project

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about

These songs were primarily written over the summer of 2011, and recorded in the spring of 2012. This was before Levi joined the band.

credits

released 10 July 2012
Lyrics by Kahiem Davis
Music by Julien Melendez
Recorded, Mixed, & Mastered by Mike Forst
Photo by Elena Polson

The lady under the mask is named Milah.

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Track Name: Flight
Watching the sun set over the West Side Highway
Sideways
Looking for Hump Day on Friday
When I play the game,
I don't like to use cheats.
Bad mood from fast food
This pool's deep
Swimming upstream.
I don't understand
Sun tanned mermaids love to slow dance
The damage done come, and then it healed
I swear I'm not drunk, it's just how I feel
Damn, this landscape is rougher than sand papes!
I'm making mixtapes just so I can get a date...
shit.
Next summer Imma take over the world,
and try to write a song that isn't about a girl.

You can't keep us out of the sky.
We got too many tricks to keep us in flight.

We don't wanna go where we don't wanna be.
We don't wanna float
We don't wanna sink
We don't wanna go where our feet touch streets
We just wanna fly
We just want some wings

Oh brother,
I'm breaking into the cave of wonders
Grab a magic lamp
And give it to my mother
Then celebrate over marijuana and wine
What a marvelous way for us to pass the time!
Try to find that sun
But the warmth is done
Chugging that Chai when the winter come
I got a tongue like a gun in the hands of a nun
No fun till I'm done making plans with the _____
Indie kid and I'm shameless
Waiting on the next release from Rhymesayers Ent.
Rest in peace Eyedea
One of the greatest
Come on,
We almost made it

You can't keep us out of the sky.
We got too many tricks to keep us in flight.

We don't wanna go where we don't wanna be.
We don't wanna float
We don't wanna sink
We don't wanna go where our feet touch streets
We just wanna fly
We just want some wings

Destiny calls
I'm pacing in my room wall to wall
Killing time, not doing anything at all
I love the Fall
That transition point where things feel new
And you don't feel so fucking small
Who has the gall,
to step toe to toe with the gods
on the edge of divinity's promenade?
I do.
I'll take the lightning rod from Zeus
And put it straight into Babylon's root
Less is truth
The who's who of every lose-lose scenario
Loving the cheap cameos
So let me come do a set at your college
I'll get drunk on stage in a rage and spit word vomit

We don't wanna go where we don't wanna be.
We don't wanna float
We don't wanna sink
We don't wanna go where our feet touch streets
We just wanna fly
We just want some wings
Track Name: Freedom Song
Freedom come
Freedom ring
Freedom go
Freedom fly
Freedom float
Freedom runs
Freedom knows
Freedom makes
Freedom takes
Freedom fakes
Freedom steals
Freedom raps, sings, drums, kneels
On a one two rhythm freedom dances
And manages to handle necromancing
Can't stand it when the demon only comes to take
Doesn't give anything when you respond to fate
Nay

I want to escape this place
I want to get out of here

When freedom attacked I got a bit overwhelmed
Tried to make a statement
Ran too fast and then I fell
Right into hell
And I use that word loosely
Like hell is when you wanna write
But you don't have looseleaf
"Knock knock"
Who's there?
"Noc"
Knock who?
Nocturnal Poet, Nocturnal Truth
The truth is I miss home and eating good food
If I was home I'd be sleeping
Not speaking to you
No offense
You're still my favorite audience
But now I'm rapping because I need it
Not because it makes sense
Now it's getting late
And dreams seem to be around the way
I wanna close my eyes and say peace today

I wanna escape this place
I wanna get out of here
I don't know where I'm going
But I know that I'm not scared

Found God in a half remembered dream
He was on the floor
Trembling
Hugging his knees
He didn't have the Power
To explain himself
But I could tell by his eyes that he needed my help
Then I woke up
Like I had enough rest
Time to restart my quest for a little Happiness
Don't sweat
But if you do Don't Hate
Which is hard when the heat likes to escalate
See I'm a featherweight
Acting like a Soldier
Trapped in a hotbox like it's never over
It's been a Wonderful Adventure
Sarcastic and clever
But my people are done with taking drastic measures
Together, is a fragile little word
At least that's what I heard from the hummingbird
Democracy is another
A widowed mother
Armed and bitter
You better run for cover

I want to escape this place
I want to get out of here
I don't know where I'm going
But I know that I'm not scared
This life you've given me
I know that it's not fair
I know that it's not fair
I know that.
Track Name: Cigarettes
I can taste the tobacco smoke on your tongue
My only mistake was that I didn't run
Your happiness is not a warm gun
It's a nuclear bomb and now it's got me spun

Bored to death of your cigarette breath

You dug too deep
Tryna be discreet
Looking for a new leaf
All you got is stained teeth
So sweet
The record doesn't spin neat
When you're putting lights out
With the soles of your feet
I don't wanna open up
With a half full cup
Like that's the only way
that I can handle your touch
Too much has gone down
With you and your night gown
Too wrongs make a fight
And it's happening right now

I can see the dumb look in your eyes
To everybody else you look surprised
But oh god damn, I know you well
So baby girl, you can go to hell

We blow,
Smoke rings and things that we like
In a tree that only sprouts leaves at night
Let's take a break on the fire escape
And get light
I don't really want the drama to take
I'm tryna fake smiles
While I stop the cough
I'm lost
Figure now's the time to cut costs
You're the boss
And it's never been any other way
So let's kill this pack
And pretend we're okay

I can see the dumb look in your eyes
To everybody else you look surprised
But oh god damn, I know you well
So baby girl, you can go to hell

I can taste the tobacco smoke on your tongue
I didn't expect it to make me numb
Our castle's made of dirt and it's no fun
So now I'm going cold turkey and I'm done
Track Name: Left Turn
Step back and return to where you nest at
Got a Six Pack hidden in your book bag
Women treat him like a lab rat
Fuck that
And they genuinely wonder what he's mad at
Dry spell, raise hell, get twizzy
Drunk dial, "Hey girl do you miss me?"
She doesn't speak
She lip syncs to silence
He thinks, well I guess that's what I get
On the train home feeling like a drifter
Need water, the cotton mouth is bitter
Sit down, take the pressure off the blisters
4am in the company of sinners

I don't wanna
Burn down this city
But it feels like that's the only way you'll miss me

See the thing is, I did this before
But what I want isn't in your store
Play it cool, act real rude
But I played the fool
After I drank the booze
It goes
Dry spell, raise hell, get twizzy
Drunk talk, "Hey girl, wanna kiss me?"
Now it's awkward
Fuck, it's awkward
I didn't mean to be so forward
Damn
I'm getting tangled by embarrassment
Call my friend and let him listen to me vent
I don't make sense, I'm getting sick of my own voice
I wish that girl made the right choice

I don't wanna burn down this whole town
And make you see the flames
This wasn't my goal
I hope you know
I'm never gonna be the same

Said I don't wanna
Burn down this city
But it feels like that's the only way you'll miss me

And the gasoline spreads
From the toes of the city
All the way to her head
Yeah
I know it's time for bed
But my daydreams didn't save space for the rest
I'm inept at redemption
Signs that I'm sending
Are misconstrued through piss and brew
So Imma just go ahead and light it up
Live through the dust
Like a diamond in the rough
Enough's enough
With lady luck and her trust fund
Sitting stagnant
Waiting till the love come
I want a lump sum
Freeze time while the flame's at it's most fun
I'm in love son
Track Name: Found
I've been called a hipster and a hypocrite
Pretending that I'm killing it
But now quite literally I'm bringing iller shit
Because I've been sick for the better part of winter
But now I'm feeling good
Eating sushi for dinner
I'm a winner
That's what mama said
Come quicker
But not from getting head
I feel dead when I'm not inspired
I feel tired
Standing next to Ross feeling like I'm from The Shire
I used to hate the sound of the choir
I used to make tapes from the station of fire
I used to wear a cape and pretend that I could fly
I used to smoke bowls and pretend that I was high
That's life

That's life

Since then I've learned how to do a lot
Getting down on a cloud
Waiting till I drop
Singing loud to a crowd
Oh that shit is hot
Turning frowns into songs mentioning my pops
Now my eyes are red
Deprived of rest
Looking for substance
Looking for next
Looking for a reason to wanna be the best
But I haven't quite found one yet
Found truth in a makeshift booth
Found beauty in a crooked tooth
Found liquor in a Crooked Tree
Listened to the beat and I
Found me
Found who?
Found you
Found swag
Who knew?
Found pop
Found blues
Still haven't found a silver spoon