Ten Thousand Ways

by The Blue

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"Ten Thousand Ways" is the second album by hip hop recording artist The Blue.

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released May 26, 2015

Written & Performed by H. Tor-Agbidye (The Blue)
Production by Makemdef, Fly Life Productions, BlackLight LLC, Zach Taylor, Slim Tyme, & Christian Rode
Features from Transit, Johnny Active, Ciele, Brandon Taylor, Jam, Emily Ripley, Clay Baxter, and Zach Taylor

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Track Name: Some Days
Some Days

Intro:
don’t count the days, got to make the days count (what what)
don’t count the days, got to make the days count (what’s that)
don’t count the days, got to make the days count (what?)
got to make the days count

[Verse 1:]
some days we play songs, singing like life couldn’t get better
but feel like we live in the arctic with nothing but a sweater
some days we feel like mold, some days we feel like gold
some days we see our friends and at the same time see our foes
some days we eat like tomorrow is the first day of ramadan
but some days we see more dark nights than comicon
I mean, I would be lying if I said life wasn’t difficult
but my question is why can’t we just flip it like reciprocals
tell me what success is
give me a hallelujah then tell me what blessed is
show me the white hairs then tell me what stressed is
we all want more but don’t know how valuable less is
and I’ve got friends a few years older who are having babies
and it’s crazy because it feels like yesterday we were babies acting lazy
but nowadays for problems, they just hit the bottle and pop
I think we need God more

[Hook:]
Some days I write lines fresher than a tic tac
Some days I want to pack it up and quit rap
Some days I want to travel the world where my name is known
Some days I just want to go home
Some days I want to see my face on tv
Some days I want all these people to leave me
Some days I can’t believe that we came this far
From playing runescape with nate and samar

[Verse 2:]
these people used to say that I’m the one and said it like they meant it
but that confidence they used to have in me, no longer sense it
I only feel tension to write up lines that build suspension
and get twitter mentions and somehow hold onto good intentions
yeah meeting promoters trying to make a good impression
while getting off every stage and doing nothing but regretting
stopped seeing this as fun, trying to become more tactical
while meeting ensembles who just get it and it seems natural
they’re like ‘man you’ve got to be practical’
but some days you’ve just got to say screw it and do it
and just believe that The Lord will always pull you through it
and they say they never guessed you’d do it, you say you knew it
and now I’m losing friends to set new trends
and severing ties instead of tying up loose ends
and people ask me why I write this song still
because these drums will beat longer than our hearts will

[Hook:]
Some days I write lines fresher than a tic tac
Some days I want to pack it up and quit rap
Some days I want to travel the world where my name is known
Some days I just want to go home
Some days I want to see my face on tv
Some days I want all these people to leave me
Some days I can’t believe that we came this far
From playing runescape with nate and samar

[Outro:]
don’t count the days, got to make the days count (what what)
don’t count the days, got to make the days count (what’s that)
don’t count the days, got to make the days count (what?)
got to make the days count
Track Name: Still at It (feat. Jam)
[Verse 1: The Blue]

Man I'm just trying to do what everybody wishes they had the chance to, living my dream
Hitting the scene, but some people still trying to intervene
And kind of like Paul Bunyan, I'm just trying to stand tall
But sort of like autumn, these people just want to see me fall
So picture this, a kid trying touch the stars like an astronaut
But he crashed a lot, with people saying okay we'll admit your rhymes are pretty tight
But if you actually make it up to the big leagues, do you think you'll put up a fight
Things change with old friends pushing back like recliners
With me pulling all nighters to see them put up their lighters
Cause I don't want to grow old telling my grandkids
Their grandpa was just a hazbin reminiscing over what had been
Like Magic Johnson got knocked down but kept balling
Tiger Woods had a set back but kept golfing
Took some time but LeBron finally got his ring
And guest what, he's still doing his thing, he's

[Hook] x2
Still at it, no name like John Doe
Still at it, find us up when the sun's low
Still at it, just burning that midnight oil
Still at it till we're buried underneath the soil


[Verse 2: Jam]
Still at preparing magic, the baddest up on your tracklist
No static up on the status, stack of your favorite rappers
Transit, Jam, The Blue, but who's you?
You could do you but you is doo-doo
I'm cool as bluetooth but I keep it hands on
Hands up when I'm playing them a rap song
Blue told me not to curse so I'm not gonna
But if he didn't tell me not to, then I woulda
Man, I guess that's me just being me
I'm cooling with a fat girl named Beatrice
And we're eating meat, you could see us feast
Breaking in these new roots like a B and E
And what you see in me, a little bit of talent huh
A little bit of potential to make it platinum
A little bit of an ego when I am batting up
A little bit of a hero when I am rapping stuff

[Hook] x2


[Verse 3: The Blue]
All I can see is Tobi, Tiwa, and I hitting the stage
Reciting a page of what seemed impressive back at that age
Like I won't stop, I go when the dream's calling
So you know my name ain't joseph cause you know I'm never stalling
But I've grown, it's been a while since that
And now we keep them all running kind of like gym class
Taking the negative and flipping it like a flapjack
No brief case or top hat, just vinyl and snapbacks
Yeah I keep moving like a nomad
While others pull together and reek havoc like sinbad
And yeah sometimes I fall and strike out like I'm bowling
But these are all signs that I'm growing
Cause even martin luther king, the man had some nightmares
Even mike tyson himself lost some fights here
And bill gates, that dude dropped out of school
Was called a fool and now you're playing his xbox, that dude's STILL AT IT


[Hook] x2