September 1

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released September 1, 2012

Produced by Chemist (2), evelutionbeats.com (1), Jordan Reed (4), Sinima (3)

Written by Zi
Mixed and mastered by Pierre Clément
Artwork by Sept&Demi (axel.septetdemi@gmail.com)

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Track Name: Be About It
I've been where you been felt the feelings that you felt
Sometimes you gotta sin just to make it out this hell
Blame it on the system but blame it on yourself
There's no such thing as being too proud to ask for help
Today wonders why you wanna change me
Tomorrow doesn't talk much all it says maybe
Yesterday cries I made you who you are why you want to hate me
I love life but sometimes we make up then we break up in the same week
You keep your chest out and high you hold head
'Cause they ain't got to know that you strive to cope with debt
And there's no letting go there's no settling for less
Trying to live the life you chose die with no regrets
And If you got time to complain you ain't really hungry
Smoke weed everyday so they see me funny
And don't listen when I tell them there's no shortcuts or easy money

Throwing stones at the top frustrated stuck at the bottom
But you ain't doing shit but blame it on higher powers
Excuses what would be without them
Whatever your goal is quit talking 'bout it be about it
Throwing stones at the top frustrated stuck at the bottom
But you ain't doing shit but blame it on higher powers
Excuses what would be without them
Whatever your goal is quit talking 'bout it be about it

Y'all don't understand shit I don't wanna party so what
Mother fuckers on their Peter Pan shit they don't wanna grow up
They do so little but they talk so much
I won't be running after chances yelling please hold up
So shut the hell up
I'll be the first to say fuck the system keep your head up
But you messed up so don't be talking about a set up
Point the finger 'cause you can't do better
Come on man
I'm looking for solutions you're looking for excuses
This world is fucking ruthless be up before the rooster
Hating what they doing you're fucking looking stupid
I guess you're just trying be the best at losing
Man what matters to me is what the facts say
You're acting like a victim 'cause you had a bad day
Saying you're unlucky 'cause you never got that break
But you gave up before you even made it half way

Throwing stones at the top frustrated stuck at the bottom
But you ain't doing shit but blame it on higher powers
Excuses what would be without them
Whatever your goal is quit talking 'bout it be about it
Throwing stones at the top frustrated stuck at the bottom
But you ain't doing shit but blame it on higher powers
Excuses what would be without them
Whatever your goal is quit talking 'bout it be about it

Face the truth it ain't pretty life is hard life is short
I'm trying to tell you God is busy why you're calling him for
I ain't got time to read the book I skip the art go to war
It's bigger than rap and I ain't stopping at the cars and the whores
I'm hungry for more but never been the type to beg
I never snore 'cause snoring is the cousin of death
Open the door before you have me making a mess
The competition I ignore 'cause like lack of sleep I fuck the rest
And hum whatever your goal is quit talking about it be about it do it
'Cause ain't nobody's gonna hold your hand through it
And put your money where your mouth is quit living in the future
I'm feeling like the best but keep thinking like a damn student
You're thinking the world is Santa Clause and everyday you're coming up with a whole new list
But life is a bitch she doesn't owe you shit

Throwing stones at the top frustrated stuck at the bottom
But you ain't doing shit but blame it on higher powers
Excuses what would be without them
Whatever your goal is quit talking 'bout it be about it
Throwing stones at the top frustrated stuck at the bottom
But you ain't doing shit but blame it on higher powers
Excuses what would be without them
Whatever your goal is quit talking 'bout it be about it
Track Name: Insecure Future
I don't drink much but homie pop a bottle
Toast to the things we chose to ride for
See I need to live for something I can die for
No matter what the feeling is the only thing I follow
See I can take a little bit from Koran and the Bible
A free spirit fuck a limit shitting on role models
'Cause it's your life live it how you want it
You won't get it twice and 'till God takes it back you own it
So don't be afraid to make up your own rules
As long as they don't harm anyone you're cool
See I'd rather be a lost shepherd than a sheep on the right path
And in my mind anything I want turns into something I might have
Pessimistic mother fuckers telling me it's not like that
I tell 'em hold that thought let me prove you wrong and I'll be right back

I'd rather have fear of an insecure future than regrets in a secure present
I'd rather follow my heart and feel like a loser than to follow somebody else's
I'd rather have fear of an insecure future than regrets in a secure present
I'd rather follow my heart and feel like a loser than to follow somebody else's

It's funny how to make ends meet we gotta do a full split
They say shoot for the stars I walk around with a full clip
And put so many bullets into orbit
Always got time for people but got no time for people's bullshit
My heart will guide me in the right direction that's my strong belief
My biggest goal in life is to be free and even if it's hard to be
At least I won't die as a victim of this social authority
All trying to fit in that one box then wonder why they have a hard time to breath
See knowledge is a weapon and everybody's packing their guns
But when you think about it there's a thin line between happy and dumb
You say you ain't a slave but you're acting like one
Who is it best to be the saddest king or the happiest bum
I look down take a couple steps back and I jump

I'd rather have fear of an insecure future than regrets in a secure present
I'd rather follow my heart and feel like a loser than to follow somebody else's
I'd rather have fear of an insecure future than regrets in a secure present
I'd rather follow my heart and feel like a loser than to follow somebody else's

See we gon' rise hopefully
And maybe not socially
And locally or globally only God knows it B
But either way I won't let nobody tell me what I'm supposed me
See we gon' rise hopefully
And maybe not socially
And locally or globally only God knows it B
But either way I won't let nobody tell me what I'm supposed me
'Cause I'm a F.R.E.E.thinker
And if you feel me put your mother fucking drink up
If you're tired of living only on the weekends
See you can fight for anything but are you fighting for the right reasons
Fate and luck man the fuck afraid of what?
To make mistakes and maybe never make enough
To pay the cost and maybe never make a buck
Man the only sure thing in life is death you ain't safe
I'd rather fall for something I love than fall for something I hate

I'd rather have fear of an insecure future than regrets in a secure present
I'd rather follow my heart and feel like a loser than to follow somebody else's
I'd rather have fear of an insecure future than regrets in a secure present
I'd rather follow my heart and feel like a loser than to follow somebody else's

See we gon' rise hopefully
And maybe not socially
And locally or globally only God knows it B
But either way I won't let nobody tell me what I'm supposed me
See we gon' rise hopefully
And maybe not socially
And locally or globally only God knows it B
But either way I won't let nobody tell me what I'm supposed me
Track Name: J.O.B.
Fuck my J.O.B.
A 9 to 5 just ain't for me
I got no love for this it ain't hard to see
Flipping the bird as I leave my J.O.B.
Fuck my J.O.B.
A 9 to 5 just ain't for me
I got no love for this it ain't hard to see
Flipping the bird as I leave my J.O.B.

I come from the bottom boss name Thomas
Sweating everyday for less than 80 dollars
Supposed to get a raise but all he does is promise
I know I should be thankful but I also should be honest
Alarm clock goes off
And I ain't got the heart
'Cause my job's so far
And I ain't got no car
I dealt with it for a minute but it got so hard
Plus I ain't got no ticket gotta watch for guards
Gotta hop on the bus then hop on the train
Hop on the bus again and that everyday
Plus half of the time that mother fucker's late
And this is money that they take away from my pay
Sometimes I just wanna leave and get the fuck out of here
But they hold me hostage and enjoy making this clear
Two months without a job and I'm fucked for a year
With or without diplomas future holds nothing but fear

Fuck my J.O.B.
A 9 to 5 just ain't for me
I got no love for this it ain't hard to see
Flipping the bird as I leave my J.O.B.
Fuck my J.O.B.
A 9 to 5 just ain't for me
I got no love for this it ain't hard to see
Flipping the bird as I leave my J.O.B.

God knows I ain't the lazy type
Work at night never here to hold my baby tight
I know I should be thankful I ain't got that Haiti life
But five years at 80 would it hurt to pay me 85
You see I can't stand this shit feel like being pimped
I hate my job and I just can't and won't pretend
Plus working my ass off is just making them rich
When I can barely pay my bills and pay my rent
I guess it's just what I'm supposed to endure
This close from going back to selling coke and herb
Tired of taking orders from a dude who ain't shit outside of his work
And taking revenge on the world dragging you in the dirt
I don't suffer from actually being broke I suffer from the feeling
I won't my life to change I got the strength and the ambition
Working so hard just to get to know what rich is
But working so much that I'll never get to live it

Fuck my J.O.B.
A 9 to 5 just ain't for me
I got no love for this it ain't hard to see
Flipping the bird as I leave my J.O.B.
Fuck my J.O.B.
A 9 to 5 just ain't for me
I got no love for this it ain't hard to see
Flipping the bird as I leave my J.O.B.

Believe me I tried
Even took pride
In the beginning then got sick of it after a while
Just can't keep the feeling inside
Believe me I tried believe me I tried
Believe me I tried
Even took pride
In the beginning then got sick of it after a while
Just can't keep the feeling inside
Believe me I tried believe me I tried

Fuck my J.O.B.
A 9 to 5 just ain't for me
I got no love for this it ain't hard to see
Flipping the bird as I leave my J.O.B.
Fuck my J.O.B.
A 9 to 5 just ain't for me
I got no love for this it ain't hard to see
Flipping the bird as I leave my J.O.B.
Track Name: How Will I Know
I won't hurt you baby I won't hurt you
I won't hurt you I won't hurt you
I said I won't hurt you baby I won't hurt you
I won't hurt you I won't hurt you

Happiness is a hard mother fucker to find I think I found it with you
We've been together for some time and I'm proud of it too
I got my mind on my baby and my baby on my mind it's just me and my boo
And I ain't perfect but I always kept it real with you
In the beginning you were clumsy your heart had not been touched for so long it got dusty
Eventually you've opened up and turned a pit into a puppy
But now it's like the more you love me the less you trust me
To need someone's a scary feeling girl I get it
But see living in fear is everything but living
And I know it's like I got a gun to your heart but I swear to never pull the trigger
'Cause I'm at peace with you call my exes casualties of war
Yeah I'm a winner when I'm with you losing you I can't afford
And this is something that you probably heard before
But trust me baby hurting you would hurt me more
Hurting you would me more

I won't hurt you baby I won't hurt you
I won't hurt you I won't hurt you
I said I won't hurt you baby I won't hurt you
I won't hurt you I won't hurt you

I could've hurt you then but I didn't
Take advantage of you regardless of what you felt
I could be hurting you now but I'm not
Coming home for dinner committed to no one else
I may hurt you in the future but only time will tell
So really baby what you're doing now is hurting yourself
You're hurting yourself
Nine thirty cooking breakfast
It's too early for the questions
All your worrying and stressing
Girl you still don't get the message
I love my freedom need freedom I wouldn't trade it for the world
And to be perfectly honest I don't really need a girl
So quit letting your past relationships haunt you
I'm only with you 'cause I want to
And all this time arguing imagine what we'd be doing
If you'd be quicker to hop on the d*** than you are to jump into conclusions
See all I'm saying is girl you
Might hurt us trying to make sure that I won't hurt you

Catch me talking to a chick doesn't mean I'm gon' cheat
You steady stressing me about it doesn't mean I won't cheat
If you're thinking I'm a bastard what the fuck you're doing with me
And if you're thinking I'm a good man then why the hell you're stressing me
Catch me talking to a chick doesn't mean I'm gon' cheat
You steady stressing me about it doesn't mean I won't cheat
If you're thinking I'm a bastard what the fuck you're doing with me
And if you're thinking I'm a good man then why the hell you're stressing me

You see you're asking questions I don't even have the answers to
What if you wake up one day thinking I'm not the right man for you
What should I do blame you for the feelings you no longer have
Be mad at you because you couldn't predict it wouldn't last
What if I'm the victim bet you never thought about it that way
And still have I ever stressed you about it don't worry I'll wait
Love is a game either you play it or you watch other people do
But the only way to win is to accept the fact that you can lose
Accept the fact that you can lose
Accept the fact that you can lose