"My Friend" (Prod. Saüd)

from Eye Know Faces by Omar Offendum

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"My Friend" (Prod. Saüd)

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Verse 1:

I'm like the palm trees in LA
Twice removed from Sham...
But when I was growing up
Nobody knew where I was from
I'd tell them that I'm Syrian
They stood there looking curious
Started speaking to me in Spanish
Some would even speak in tongues
I wasn't offended ... Never am
Couldn't have an agenda
Well aware of the privileges a new blue passport rendered
Nose clean
No angel, but no fiend
No playboy, but no chump
No label could own me
If only

Chorus :

(Excerpts from Kahlil Gibran's "My Friend")

"My friend, I am not what I seem. Seeming is but a garment I wear—a care-woven garment that protects me from thy questionings and thee from my negligence.

The “I” in me, my friend, dwells in the house of silence, and therein it shall remain for ever more, unperceived, unapproachable."

So don't f*ck with me...

Verse 2:

If only I'd swear more & say I don't care more
But those who know me know that isn't me so I'm here more
Showing up for my fam
Being present when I can
Recognizing it's a blessing
To caress my mother's hand
Or be handed a microphone
To address another man
& remind him I'm no lesser of a man.
Older I get, the more Ive come to comprehend that some of you rappers I'll just never understand
Oh well ...

Chorus:

(Excerpts from Kahlil Gibran's "My Friend")

"My friend, thou art good and cautious and wise; nay, thou art perfect—and I, too, speak with thee wisely and cautiously. And yet I am mad. But I mask my madness. I would be mad alone.

My friend, thou art not my friend, but how shall I make thee understand? My path is not thy path, yet together we walk, hand in hand."

Yella ...

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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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