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LLL Feat. Beth Johnson

from Childhood​^​3 by El Niño

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This is honestly my favorite song on the entire mixtape. The flow, the lyrics, and the truly beautiful poem Beth gave made this song something I will never forget. This is another track that really encapsulates the sentiment of the mixtape having to do with growing up within relationships and Beth truly made this song special. Thank you so much my fellow poet.

lyrics

1st Verse:
If this is of the soul I should prove it
Call every wind chime, tornado to breath through it
Send throngs of air shooting into my palms bare,
Collecting back all the pieces of my soul I’ve left here and there,
Girls filled with three words, farthest reaches of Puerto Rico where my slang is slurred, and in the final all-connecting piece buried deep, in a city nerd. A story to be heard, listen!:

Decisions, made everyday apocalyptic
Revisions, to paint a portrait of repetition

My soul is confused; it keeps skipping
Off beat from the heart of a man with a lyric

Lived a triplicate life of no equal division
Three heartbreaks, last sent me to remission

Three art forms I be spitting
Poetry, rap, when can I start singing?

Chorus:
This is something of a niño speech,
The lyrics here, lull me down to sleep
Easy
This is something of a niño speech,
The lyrics here, lull me down to sleep
Easy

In my dreams, I am man one day
But here we say
growing is the only way
So sing little man until night break day
Let me hear you say, let me hear you change:

2nd Verse:
Growing up I recognized the beauty of a fountain
Mesmerized by the colors of this mountain
Met her eyes behind green, astounding

Sounding like lies colored waterfalls all along
This is how a little boy justifies a bloody song

Yet every rainbow loses its twilight
And every girl fades back to the limelight

What kind of hopeless romantic doesn’t fly kites?
Just to see if in the rain he can find flight,
Electricity has a beauty unlike any other
To reassure you that you feel pain for a lover

Who is the true artist always writing here?
Repetitious fate has my love strung in the air
Caught in the color laced stitches of an angel
Angels aren’t real, quit reading fables
Accept yourself as an answer if you’re able

Chorus:
This is something of a niño speech,
The lyrics here, lull me down to sleep
Easy
This is something of a niño speech,
The lyrics here, lull me down to sleep
Easy

In my dreams, I am man one day
But here we say
growing is the only way
So sing little man until night break day
Let me hear you say, let me hear you change.

credits

from Childhood​^​3, released November 13, 2012
Credit to Chase Caffey for making this beautiful beat that really just soothed my vocals, on top of that shout out to Mac Miller and finally i DON'T OWN THIS BEAT DAMNIT!
Credit to Beth Johnson for her AMAZING poem on this song.

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