"Faces" Ft. Gazu (Prod. Saüd)

from Eye Know Faces by Omar Offendum

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"Faces" Feat. Gazu (Prod. Saüd)

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Verse 1:

I know I'm corny to some
I know I'm threatening to others
I might be boring to sons
But I'm important to mothers
Look I ain't trippin in any case
I'm more into hovering
Still I'm deeper than shoveling
Better yet, people in submarines
Can I get a piece of my motherland?
Or just peace in my motherland?
Mr Kiefer of Sutherland
Why my features are troubling?
Why I keep on discovering
All the evils of government
Why y'all feathers gets ruffled
When you be seeing a brother that's this fly?

Chorus

I wanna know x 5
How you can propagate them lies
But can't even look me in my eyes
I wanna know x 5
What it would take to make you see
That all that hate won't set you free

Verse 2:

Afraid of us because we teach our children
Not to be afraid of them
The truth offends
I guess they'd rather play pretend
Then make amends & dead that hatred slowly eating them within
A foolish trend unfortunately oft a symptom of decision-making men
Powerful simpletons
Blinded by ignorance they claim to end
Getting high off an inflated sense of exceptionalism & revisionist histories
Privileged parents been giving them
Unconventional wisdoms
Fake news forgives them
As they blame the victims

I wanna know x 5
How you can propagate them lies
But can't even look me in my eyes
I wanna know x 5
What it would take to make you see
That all that hate won't set you free

Verse 3:

("Faces" by Kahlil Gibran)

"I have seen a face with a thousand countenances, and a face that was but a single countenance as if held in a mould.

I have seen a face whose sheen I could look through to the ugliness beneath, and a face whose sheen I had to lift to see how beautiful it was.

I have seen an old face much lined with nothing, and a smooth face in which all things were graven.

I know faces, because I look through the fabric my own eye weaves, and behold the reality beneath."

credits

from Eye Know Faces, released August 4, 2017
Lyrics written + recorded by Omar Offendum | Cosher Ink, LLC
Music Produced by Saüd | Brij Entertainment
Mixed + Mastered by Apollo Fortune

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Omar Offendum Los Angeles, California

Omar Offendum is a rapper / poet based in Los Angeles. Known for his unique blend of Hip-Hop & Arabic poetry, he has been featured on prominent world news outlets, lectured at a number of prestigious academic institutions, and helped raise millions of dollars for various humanitarian relief groups. Offendum was recently named a Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellow for 2018 / 2019. ... more

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