Not Enough Warriors (single)

by Jesse Abraham

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Promo single.

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[verse 1]
The first dream I ever had
Left me screamin in my bed
There's a reason that I dread sleepin in and that reason is my head
Was a family reunion
We was all groovin
Everybody was feelin all good it was noon and the sun was out
That's me
Thinkin about the serendipity of bein born at 3 O'clock in the pm
We embrace carpe diem, academia and freedom
plates were bein passed all around
Bagels and juice
My mom and dad were coolin out with a plateful of fruits
I was feelin grateful as usual
Kickin it with the family, it was beautiful
Everyone I love in one spot
This is just the exposition next position is the plot, ock

[Hook]
We got enough warriors
Not enough words
Got enough warriors
Not enough words
We got enough warriors
Not enough words
Not enough words
Not enough words
We got enough warriors
Not enough words
Got enough warriors
Not enough words
We got enough warriors
Not enough words
Not enough words
Not enough words

[verse 2]
so my family is there
how bad can it be?
suddenly a canopy randomly appears
but it’s not rainin
well it was but it stopped rainin
we were all feelin safe til the top caved in
not stable
“hey stop!” the sky’s droppin acid raindrops
not a fable
“Aesop!”
the sky’s droppin acid raindrops
not water, cancer
leaking from the clouds
my loved ones anguish
screamin on the ground
my cousins vanish
speakin to me now
in some fucked up language
I’m freakin out
We’ll die if I can’t understand what they utter
They urgently stutter some nervously cluttered words perfectly burgundy bursts from my mother
Emergency!
Surgery!
Nursery!
Nothing.

[Hook]

[verse 3]
A liar pretends
And silence is the tortured man’s revenge
The fire, it spreads
My entire empire expires and then
My guidance is dead
Instead of protected
I am a wreck
I am neglected
Without the gift of language
I’m a blank check
As blank as blank gets
The flame blankets the planet
Burns everything from bracelets to anklets
I can’t understand how language can make a place vanish
Break and bring damage
My whole family they can’t escape ravage
Barely they manage to salvage a sandwich
And they don’t
Just one cabbage
So I brandish my brain with an adage

[hook]

credits

released November 20, 2012
Produced by Paul White.
Mixed/Mastered by Alejandro "Sosa" Tello Jr.
Recorded at Ampliphonic Studios, Queens NY.

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Jesse Abraham Brooklyn, New York

UMA Lyricist of the Year Jesse Abraham was born in NYC. His debut LP, One Day, spent weeks on DJBooth’s Top 5 & was nominated for Album of the Year at the 2011 Underground Music Awards. In '12, HipHopDX declared him their “DXNext” artist, right at the start of Abraham’s push towards his next full-length LP, the project entitled I Am Water, scheduled for a 1/29/13 drop via Fat Beats Records. ... more

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