The Exorcism of A​.​M.

by A.M.

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about

This is my second mixtape. I started it a year ago right after the release of my last mixtape. I think this is a lot better in my opinion, but I'll let you decide.

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released 14 February 2012

Performed by A.M. featuring Naz, A.K., Osgood, C Blue, Freshy B, Sean Divine, Kui Mwai, Gabriela Gross, The Beatles, Ratatat, Vampire Weekend and Dre Major.
Lyrics written mostly by A.M. featuring verses from Naz, C Blue, Freshy B, A.K., Osgood, and Dre Major.
Produced by A.M., Anno Domini Beats, Sandozen, Sean Divine, DJ Premier, Left Brain (of OFWGKTA), DJ Batawi, Kno of Cunninlynguists, Vampire Weekend, Michael Hunter, Ratatat, DJ Roc, Tyler The Creator & Hodgy Beats.
Arranged by A.M.
Artwork by Tristan Stocker and Boabab-Designs.

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Track Name: A.M. Feat. Dre Major - Lyricism
Lyricism

(Intro)
We've come so far
Now the game is down and hurt
And rap just keeps getting worse and worse

(Chorus)
I just can't take no more
My faith in rap is torn
They got no talent in them
Where is the lyricism?

With every new hot rapper
They just get fucking sadder
Fake shit is all they spittin'
Where is the lyricism?

(Verse 1)
For every decent rapper there are 10 fucking sad ones
Sayin' they shootin' niggas when they don't even have guns
I wish that I could smack 'em, I know I rap the killin' shit
But I only speak my thoughts these faggot niggas singin it
Im killin these bitches n they know Im bringin the rhymes
I'm better with mine, I keep this fuckin' pen at all times
He's so out of line, the fuckin' greatest of minds
With more epic writtens than William Shakespeare devised
Depictin' the sick shit Rap's missin' with visions n signs
With lyrics that mind-fuck any who hear it inside
It's clear that he's high-but his truths can make ya go blind
While ya'll stay bendin' facts like the New York Times
So I say fuck their pop shit listen to this instead
My brain's jerkin off...I guess Im fucked in the head
Damn it's too bad for Hip Hop this maybe its end
If so then FUCK IT I'll NEVER PLAY RADIO AGAIN

(Chorus)
I just can't take no more
My faith in rap is torn
They got no talent in them
Where is the lyricism?

With every new hot rapper
They just get fucking sadder
Fake shit is all they spittin'
Where is the lyricism?

(Verse 2)
Rap died with Pac and the Bigs, Smalls, Pun and L
Hip Hop got graverobbed by Wocka Flocka n went to hell
And Soulja Boy n Gucci Mane went n pissed on her grave
So Im in a rage with a mask n AK to visit 'em today
Im goin insane each and every time I hear their tracks
Goddamit now even Justin Bieber thinks he can rap
I mean for fucks sake I know I can't sing for shit
So how the fuck can he go and attempt to spit?
And how can they say Wayne's the best livin' or dead
So lemme show them 'how it's done' like Sexual Ed
They tied my music to train tracks n now it's in peril
So Im aimin rifle at 'em in The 'Booth like Collin Farrell
They couldn't censor the art so they killed it from within
So I write with a Defibrillator bringin' rap back with my pen
I'm on a mission from Pac to put the fake shit to a stop
I'm tryna save the game before they nail me to a cross

(Chorus)
I just can't take no more
My faith in rap is torn
They got no talent in them
Where is the lyricism?

With every new hot rapper
They just get fucking sadder
Fake shit is all they spittin'
Where is the lyricism?

(Verse 3)
I write scriptures that make the poet Homer look illiterate
And Ima keep writin' 'till my inner fire diminishes
My every line is monumental motherfuck a Rushmore
My words are sharper than diamonds bitch, they cut swords
So what more must I say to shatter the doubt inside you
My rap notebooks get worshipped like the Holy Bible
I overshadow Michaelangelo with my imagery
A Hip Hop general I declare war on the industry
I'm 'coming' for CEO's but not like their secretaries
Contemplating putting record execs in mortuaries
A force that's scary and unbelievably exciting
Not dissin' Christians but even Jesus can't write like me
My rhymes open minds with every single line
I'm not a prophet, but my words are divine
Portrayin' epic visions with my writtens
I'm not the definition I'm a dictionary...
I define Lyricism
Track Name: Kanye At The Grammy's (Above The Clouds Remix)
(Verse)
I'm a force to be reckoned with, the glory is beckonin'
You can tell he raise hell, by all the heads that he's severin'
The pain of malevolence and the genius of seven men
Might look like a devil but believe that he's heaven sent
Ayo I make rappers paraplegic none of 'em can 'stand' me
Devour more (w)rappers than retarded kids with candy
Every feature I showstop like Kanye at the Grammys
You think you The Hulk? Well muhfucka Im Stan Lee
Your creator, prepare to meet your maker
Rob ya land like every Native American acre
They ask how I act so nice, the way that I rap so tight
I'm takin revenge on the world just by actin' right
Cos all this bout bein' evil ain't whats real
Its sad how some'll say anything just to get a deal
And if I have then I'm man enough to admit it
Cos the only reason I rap is to express my true feelings
And express my thoughts on the strife in the world
Rap for more than some fake diamonds and pearls
Rhyme cos I'm tired of hearing the weak and absurd
Tired of only hearing songs about guns, money and girls
Ayo I remember bumpin 50 Cent as a kid
Rappin P.I.M.P but didn't know what a pimp is
He was bent on makin money ever since the beginnin'
Now nobody buy his CD's no more cos he winnin'?
If he had a nickel for every true fan he'd have a nickel
Goddamn it's sad just how much America is fickle
We root for the crook until the crook becomes rich
Then we feel justified when we crucify his kids?
Fuck that, America needs to open up it's eyes
And develop a fucking moral base before spewing more lies
But this ain't no anti American shit it's worldwide
We need some more heroes to shape our kid's lives
I said we need some more heroes to shape our kid's lives
Do some right-change ya life and open up ya minds

(Chorus)
Above the crowds, above the clouds where the sounds are original
Infinite skills create miracles
Warrior spiritual -- above the clouds
raining down, holdin it down
Above the crowds, above the clouds where the sounds are original
Infinite skills create miracles
Warrior spiritual -- above the clouds
raining down, holdin it down
Above the clouds
Track Name: Grand Theft Auto
As I spark up this J I put my mark on the page
Let my pen bleed ink as I let loose my rage
I set the, pad on fire with my rhymes of heat
Fuck that's the, 5th loose-leaf that I've burned this week
I'm full of, expensive lines and detrimental rhymes
When I grab the mic, people tend to lose minds
I'm dangerous, like old mines or fuckin' coal mines
Either way, when I blow up I crush and confine
They say the quiet dog bites hard, insane, I'm livin' proof
We all got an inner child, well mine's got anger issues too
The fact is I damage with ratchets I blast quick
You faggots are spastic stick fists in your asses
Now that's it, fuck that shit, eat a motherfuckin' cock-meat ass sandwich
You damn prick, lil' man-bitch, u'd make the 2 girls with 1 cup yell "damn thats sick"
When I flow I make the fuckin' dead rise from the grave
When u rap u make people aim a fuckin' 9 at their brain
I can silence a rave with my nihilistic ways
Start violence for days then I'll hide in a cave
The plan I create will leave masses enslaved
Make Bin Laden turn in his grave n feel ashamed
Fuckin' amateur, blowin' up a fuckin' buildin'
Bitch I'm goin' nuclear, blowin' up 6 billion
Fuck burners and knives I got bombs and landmines
C4 to destroy all homes and crash sites
I said I'm dangerous with the raps
I bring pain to all the wack
If u talk endless flows of cash
I'll stick you in a chemical bath
I'm endin' you fags, I'm at the fuckin' end of my patience
This the final chapter of the world-the days of revelations
All the bullshit in rap has started doin' damage to my soul
So when I drop my mixtape the whole planet'll explode
Track Name: Tony Montana Interlude
I'm the fuckin illest 16 year old to spit a 16
Dry cleanin' bars-my shit more polished than Mr. Clean
You snakes and cowards ain't shit to my amazin' powers
I leave their place devoured in a few days-no, hours
When it comes to this rap shit I make ‘em shake and cower
My dope lines make Tony Montana's look like baking powder
Why his face so sour? Cos I just blew his fucking mind
Fucking lines that'll make you wanna commit a fucking crime
My verse is-type of shit u ride to in Merces (mercedes)
Nah hold up-this that shit you ride to in hearses
That dark cursed shit soundtrack to 20 murders
Kinda shit that make other rappers feel fucking worthless
This is D to the Evilish on the track and I'm wreckin' it
I'm ill in the fuckin' head and hella-malevolent
And motherFUCK bein the goddamn best rapper alive
I'll make 1 album-get shot n be the BEST RAPPER TO DIE
Track Name: A.M. Feat. Kui & Gabriela - Requiem For A Thawra (Album Version)
Requiem For A Thawra

(Intro)
As I Dream of life...death...God...freedom...I wonder...
Is it really a dream? Or a nightmare?

Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray to God my soul to keep
And if I die before I wake, I pray to God my soul to take

(Verse 1)
Caught between bad dreams and screams for so long
I need a requiem for my mind because it's gone
Fabricated a nightmare-my reality is fake
Dissatisfied and disgusted with everything I make
And when I sleep I can only dream of my mistakes
It seems that in my dreams is the only place I'm safe
Dreaming to be great-I don't know what road to take
It ain't easy to relate because I'm dreaming to escape!
I need an easy way and I'm sleeping through the day
At night I dream of change-get on my knees and pray
It ain't easy 'cause I'm full of too much doubt to talk
So conflicted I have doubts on whether I doubt God
And to make it much worse-I question whether he's fair
Just look at Gaza and all the death happenin' there
Feel like I know too much-it's just the cross I bare
But I can't tell if my life is a dream or a nightmare

(Chorus)
I scream all the time but no one hears my cries
I don’t know what’s right and I’m sick of all the lies
I feel like I hate life and I’m getting so tired
I only feel relieved when I close my eyes

I dream all the time but I don’t sleep at night
Tyrants all fall down but the people will rise
People scream out there so I scream inside
I only feel relieved when I close my eyes

(Verse 2)
As I wake up a new day, new struggle
Lost from reality I’m gone from my troubles
I'm tryna balance life and my heart’s in this rap game
But I'm unsure if I can handle all the mass fame
And a man is measured by the strain of his pains
In the face of catastrophe I’ve managed to maintain
But that ain’t enough I gotta help my brothers
I look at Somalia and I weep for the mothers
And now Gaddafi’s gone but Libya’s still the same
The rebels celebrate but has anything really changed?
Palestine and Syria are still in so much trouble
I gotta stand up and support their struggle
As I go through life I’m havin’ trouble doin’ right
So the older I grow the less I sleep at night
Cos I’m haunted by countless terrible scenes
I try to close my eyes and reach out for my dreams
The moments of peace are few and far between
I try to close my eyes and reach out for my dreams

(Chorus)
I scream all the time but no one hears my cries
I don’t know what’s right and I’m sick of all the lies
I feel like I hate life and I’m getting so tired
I only feel relieved when I close my eyes

I dream all the time but I don’t sleep at night
Tyrants all fall down but the people will rise
People scream out there so I scream inside
I only feel relieved when I close my eyes

(Outro)
Thawra, the arabic word for Revolution
The only outcome of the people’s prolonged misery
That which changes all future depictions of history
Thawra, the one and only inevitable solution
We are surrounded by turmoil,
To my left, to my right, behind me, under me and above me
We’re all surrounded by turmoil-the turmoil of our country
The inner turmoil within ourselves,
within which our screams do dwell
However we inevitably reach a certain point where we must rise up and fight a war
A point of no return where we can stand no more, no more
And it is at that point that we learn the true meaning of Thawra
It is at that point that we cease to dream and we solidify our aspirations
It is at that point that our submissive slumber is over
It is at that point that true change may come,
through Thawra

(Chorus)
I scream all the time but no one hears my cries
I don’t know what’s right and I’m sick of all the lies
I feel like I hate life and I’m getting so tired
I only feel relieved when I close my eyes

I dream all the time but I don’t sleep at night
Tyrants all fall down but the people will rise
People scream out there so I scream inside
I only feel relieved when I close my eyes
Track Name: A.M. Feat. A.K. - Lonely People (Eleanor Rigby Remix)
(Chorus)
Ahhh, look at all the lonely people
Ahhh, look at all the lonely people
Ahhh, look at all the lonely people
Ahhh, look at all the lonely people

(Verse 1-Abshir)
Look at the choices she made and the choice that she's left with
Put an end to her dreams and put it in perspective
Left all her hopes and her dreams in the back with-
Something she regrets but she really can't cope this-
Life got her trembling and dying inside
She said she's got a God but her prayers denied
So she praises God and lets the angels decide
How many miles that's left on this ride
This girl daydreams about leaving it all
This fast life is nothing she gon' give her dreams a call
She was told that life was all about the second chances
Job interviews and intimate romances
She don't need no school she's advanced in the street smarts
Opportunity opened so she cries with a bleak heart
Ellen wants to know when or what time the job starts
Right now he said, she was hired for her fine arts
Fuck this shit, I can't fuckin' believe it
"Relax," he said, and put his hands down her cleavage

(Chorus)
Ahhh, look at all the lonely people
Ahhh, look at all the lonely people
Ahhh, look at all the lonely people
Ahhh, look at all the lonely people

(Verse 2)
There's an old lady sittin' in a church all alone
Reminiscin' through some pictures of a time long gone
Her tears drown her sorrows as she stares out the window
But the sounds of her cries are swept away as the wind blows
A widow, but she's free from the pain that he invoked
Misery was her company, depression was her kinfolk
Now she's no longer relative to his hellish fits
But she's still trapped by the memory of oppressiveness
Still haunted, in her dreams by aggressive hits
Can't tell where the bruises end and her flesh begins
It never ends, she can still hear his voice
She'd have left him then but she didn't have a choice
She had a hole where her father was supposed to be
At only 3, her mom was left lonely
So she chose to end the cycle and didn't go to leave
Didn't want her child to have the same hole cut so deep
She knows that ain't how love was supposed to be
Tears of regret fall down to her frozen cheek

(Chorus)
Ahhh, look at all the lonely people
Ahhh, look at all the lonely people
Ahhh, look at all the lonely people
Ahhh, look at all the lonely people

(Outro)
All the lonely people, where do they all come from?
All the lonely people, where do they all belong?
Track Name: A Tale of Forbidden Love
A Tale of a Forbidden Love

(Intro)
I'm so cold, I wanna love her but I just don't know
Wanna forget her but I love her so much
All I can think about is her and just one touch
Hear my tales of forbidden love

(Verse 1)
I close my fists, loneliness is all I know and shit
Lost in a Sea of Fire I'm drownin' in my hopelessness
I surround myself with those that won't be missed
My greatest trick was convincing you I don't exist
My condolences, to the families of those I've tricked
Can you blame me? Do you even get my motive bitch?
I am the unwanted, the rebellious child
All my Father ever noticed was my Hellish smile
So I found a way, to get his attention
Ignore all his warnings I don't even care to listen
And I don't wanna change 'cause I don't fear his wrath
Then she came along and showed me a new path
Goddamn, the crazy shit you do for love
Goddamn, she must've fell from Above
A gift from the heavens, an undeserved prize
An Angel made me better, and opened my eyes

(Chorus)
How can I love her? She's everything I'm not
How can I love at all? My heart's an ice box
She makes me feel, with just one touch
I'm caught up in a tale of forbidden love

(Verse 2)
She loves me, and she loves me not
She loves me but, not as much as she loves God
And we fight so much, and the next day we forget it
When it's bad it's Hell but when it's good it's Heaven
But she asks too much, and it's drivin' me insane
I am who I am, how can she ask me to change?
So I just snapped, I guess I had enough crap
Change who I am for love? Nah, shit, FUCK THAT
Fuck love...I got by for this long
I was fine before her and I will be when she's gone
But I know that's a lie, I need her and it's sad
I fucked up big now I gotta get her back
And she's so Angelic, that she immediately forgives
The irony is, we went from first fight to first kiss
I really felt love, didn't know what we were doin'
I felt too much, before I knew it we were human

(Chorus)
How can I love her? She's everything I'm not
How can I love at all? My heart's an ice box
She makes me feel, with just one touch
I'm caught up in a tale of forbidden love

(Verse 3)
For better or for worse, she's right there with a plan
Lovin' me no matter what, even though I'm just a man
What I've become disgusts me, feel like a piece of dirt
But I guess it's worth it, now, I can be with her
And it's ironic how, I can feel pain and puke
Went from being named Lucifer to just being Luke
And she still consoles me, every time that she sings
She's still an Angel, even though she don't got wings
Such beauty it's surreal, but seein' is believin'
My Heaven on Earth, she's my lil' Piece of Eden
So it only makes sense that a thief came and took it
Our bliss ended with her life 'cause of that bullet
And I couldn't take the pain of being by myself
So I left this world and I went back to Hell

(Chorus)
I couldn't live without her, so I became numb
Overrun with darkness I'm back to square one
Now she's gone forever, I miss her so much
Is this the end to our tale of forbidden love?

(Outro)
I'm so cold
Wanna forget her but I love her so much
Hear my tales of forbidden love
Track Name: A.M. Feat. C Blue & Freshy B - Life Ain't Easy
Life Ain’t Easy

(Chorus)
If I could bury myself, I’d bury myself in music
‘Cause life ain’t easy (life ain’t easy)
‘Cause life ain’t easy (life ain’t easy)
I’m sayin’

(Verse 1-C Blue)
Yeah, well it’s me C Blue
I’m up on the track cos I’m helpin’ my dude
Call him A.M. and we so on fire
Got Freshy over there, man he should retire
Man I’m jokin’ on the mic
Tryna keep it all happy cos I’ve had a lot of strife
In my life, and the pain in my past lives on
Got the memories today but I’ve put it all behind
So now I’m fine, just chillin’ with my eyes lookin’ straight
I got a ways to go, but on this path I ain’t astray
Hit all the roadblocks, potholes, it’s not all great
But I’ll get there soon, one day (one day)
One chance is all I need, to get to my dreams
One scene in the story then my life is complete
That’s the goal, that’s me, so I’ll rap the real ‘til then
This is an intro to the C, Freshy B and A.M.

(Chorus)
If I could bury myself, I’d bury myself in music
‘Cause life ain’t easy (life ain’t easy)
‘Cause life ain’t easy (life ain’t easy)
I’m sayin’

(Verse 2-Freshy B)
I’m standin’ right here with a mic in my right hand
Tryna do my best cos life is harder than I ever planned
So many hard days back, back, in the time
I do it big now cos I gotta stay on shine
And everything is better, and everything is bigger
I’m lookin’ to the future hopin’ for brighter days
I gotta keep workin’ there are no other ways
See the music changed me, but people still hate me
Now I’m closer to fame and ya’ll people tryna claim
Sayin’ you used to know me, guess I’m not the same
I’m just a young warrior, flyin’ like a bee
Now I’m so high the clouds couldn’t stop me

(Chorus)
If I could bury myself, I’d bury myself in music
‘Cause life ain’t easy (life ain’t easy)
‘Cause life ain’t easy (life ain’t easy)
I’m sayin’

(Verse 3-A.M.)
When I die bury me with my Pac CD
Play Ghetto Gospel as my mom just weeps
While I'm in heaven, with Marley and we Jammin'
and When I'm Gone can be my funeral anthem
"It was all a dream", the music made it painless
I look at the world and still "I see no changes"
And we no gangstas, just confused by TV
Can you blame us for overplayin' D-R-E?
Blame every rapper, from Nas to Lil Weezy
We live in the music cos real life ain't easy
It's A Hard Knock Life and sometimes we get fed up
But Life Goes On and we gotta Keep Our Heads Up
Just gotta keep on, just keepin' on
Hustlers Ambition chasin' green 'till we gone
I live by these songs, I'll die by them too
I found the music in me, where’s the music in you?

(Chorus 4x)
If I could bury myself, I’d bury myself in music
‘Cause life ain’t easy (life ain’t easy)
‘Cause life ain’t easy (life ain’t easy)
I’m sayin’