X marks the Swirl

by K!MMORTAL

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Stars: I am made of Stars, stars, stars I am made of Stars, stars, stars I am made of Stars, stars, stars I am made of Stars, stars, stars (JB the First Lady) Made by supernatural beings We were sent to do the healing Break the cycles Break the ceilings Break the feelings Planet moon and stars Ancestors wonder what you are Prayers dreamed you into life Gave us vision and sight Created earth, water and light Honoured to be a part of the plan Honoured to be a part of the land Forever I will stand Sun and moon and stars affected Sun and moon and stars protected Sun and moon and star selected Not a mistake, time to a awake Awaken the spirit Awaken the lyrics Projected in the future Sharp shooter computer producer Signal to the universe Signal in reverse unrehearsed Protected by thunderbird Skyworld Two words Wifi password Rap superstars memoirs We all made of stars, we all made of stars, we all made of stars I am made of Stars, stars, stars I am made of Stars, stars, stars I am made of Stars, stars, stars I am made of Stars, stars, stars (Missy D) Baby steps to moon, baby steps to moon Out of this world but I’m in the zone I moonwalk my words coz im rewriting wrong Universe we got a problem, am I the only one ? They telling me know my limit play within it, sky's the limit I don't get it Guess I kinda got a different vision It ain't 2020, unclear and full of melanin Star crossed love to you but I’ma find my connection Give it away give it away now I’m wired up Gimme the mic, gimme the wifi Here on your satellite Let me get fired up Call me stella, superstellar, among the galaxy and within your light... I got 333 in this cosmic energy, calling all our ancestors for their prophecies It's the hidden figures calculating mathematics Whether you believe that my life really matters It's written in the stars check my black ink patterns (Shine, shine, shine, shine) Garde un peu de d'espoir vers nos étoiles Regarde haut nous voilà devant toi I am made of Stars, stars, stars I am made of Stars, stars, stars I am made of Stars, stars, stars I am made of Stars, stars, stars (Kimmortal) I wear the stars on my chest everyday People’s ink on my skin have it engraved As above so below yeah they surround me Seeking this music cos I’m lookin for my family Constellations that course through my veins Even when they tried to erase our face Better say their names We won’t leave this space Rise up root down Ya this mic we gon blaze You get a gay star We transform the shapes Pop a blue pill bill, Stop throwing me shade The science of spirit Collective process Purge out that bullshit Your dreams have purpose I’m a Lone Ranger ninja no sidekick Chop up your pipe lines Slice Trudeau’s government Fight for the water Power to workers My voice can go low I fuck with your jokes Wet this dry system Spittin my poetry This bitch so fluid We miss our mommies Rest for the weary Laugh Till I’m teary, Visayan, Ilocano I am somebody What would Lola do? Laugh at your do do Flip it with my crew Primordial soup We serve that good Food Lessons of immigrants Dancing the star moves We are the movement
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Ice Palaces 05:20
Ice palaces: You’re coolin’ out While my head is coal burning You’re smooth, son Cause you got it all figured out You talk slick Exhale ya smoke and mirrors And you’ll get away This is nothing new to you Nothing new to ya This ain’t about luck Ice palaces That they made for you They made for you For you Ice palaces That they made for you They made for you For you Oooh Oooh If you don’t listen you’ll miss the sound Locked doors, silver spoons in mouths While some can’t breathe, some yell loud Freezing to death while you coolin out You talk slick, exhale your smoke and mirrors, Fire never made for this, they building up, Like a game of Tetris, runnin’ circles on those tryin to make a buck. I can’t feel the sun since they shot up these towers though, Wanna grow a garden where seeds of our love light in the dark, For everyone, not math and games that we hate to play, Gettin’ crossed by iron snakes and ladders, What really matters? Banners read life over profit, Prophets in the booth give a glimpse of the sun, sun, sun, sun. Ice palaces That they made for you They made for you For you Ice palaces That they made for you They made for you For you My fire never made for this My fire never made for this My fire never made for this My fire never made My fire, fire, fire My fire never made for this My fire never made for this My fire never made for this My fire never made My fire, fire, fire Our fire never made for this Our fire never made for this Our fire never made for this Oooo Ice palaces That they made for you They made for you For you Ice palaces That they made for you They made for you For you Ice palaces That they made for you They made for you For you
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Questions? 03:46
Questions: The questions I have inside Tell me am I wrong or am I right? Can ya give me all the reasons why Should we stay or should we fight? (Yah) The questions I have inside Tell me am I wrong or am I right? Can you give me all the reasons why Should we stay or should we fly? Maybe I just overthink it But where are we both even headed? Is this our crossroads? Where did our map go? Do we not flow? Do you believe in the one? Fairytales and inventions The questions that I keep inside Toss a coin, roll the dice Is space and time on our side? Do we hold on too tight? Switch off the light Left in the dark Skeletons in closets Can we just pause it? Do we go too fast? Livin in past memories of what used to be Do you still see me? Is it meant to be? Lemme check my horoscope Because I don't know And I ask these questions As if you would Give me an answer Oooh But I know that no label will mean a Happily ever after The questions I have inside Tell me am I wrong or am I right? Can you give me all the reasons why Should we stay or should we fly? Do I bend over backwards just to make it all work? If it all could be so simple than why do I dodge the hurt? Did I get lost in us? Did I forget my worth? If we turn corners, what happens after? Stuck on the first page or the last chapter? I mean I got a talent for keeping my balance but are we a three legged chair? Balancing up in midair? Are we that unaware? or Is this our rebirth? Are these the growing pains to another phase Stick around for better days? I’ma see a psychic tho cos I don't know And I ask these questions As if you would Give me an answer Oooh But I know that no label will mean a Happily ever after The questions I have inside Tell me am I wrong or am I right? Can ya give me all the reasons why Should we stay or should we fight? (Yah) The questions I have inside Tell me am I wrong or am I right? Can ya give me all the reasons why Should we stay or should we fight? (Yah) Should we stay or should we
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ESCAPE: Broke ass but I saved enough cash for our getaway Ticket to a land faraway Even if we get back and my bank run low Least we had a break from the same old You know I been tired for a minute Fed up with the city, Longing for the feeling of home Get lost in a new place with me I don’t want to do this alone And I might glamourize these greener pastures Know I’ll still confront my demons after Ever happily but the sun is in our skin deep We’re like mangoes, golden babe Emotional labour, energy drained We navigate shit that they threw in our way The moon remembers how we held each other Now I’m folding planes About to take it higher Ooooh Escape, Escape, Escape, Escape Yaaaa Escape, Escape, Escape, Escape Ooooh I’m from the islands that won’t be silenced Ancestor pilots, shoulders of giants We landed here on native land Your drum is beatin’, years like the sand Can only stand here right beside you A thousand maps and new escape routes Ceremony inspires vision This generation carves out a spaceship (KHINGZ) I'm so fuckin’ tired of all my fear I'm so exhausted with don’t feel good enuf Make clouds when skies are clear Blow prayers to God and hope that they look at us We hope for moments we don’t sip tears Then we work to make ‘em that's just the hood in us I'll fight forever young prince I swear But know that war ain't the only good for us All I really am is escaped from the matrix All I really have is the strength that I bang with But will it really last, will they ask, can we philly laff While I'm feeling that, pill and half, life is is brillo pad All the ills I feel will kill my ass gramps would kill to have He can from field to Cadillac I can handle this Just need space and my grandma kiss So I can think strait let the planet spin Mask a split in 2 perts (parts) Truth hurts masochist Manifest rest dammit man that's where my habit is Understanding pain If my livings in vain where them straps hummin Coming at ya where the hammer clicks Feel so good just to kicc it huh But I cant hang if there no light Wanna know who you can run too Here’s a little secret look at both sides You wanna feel electric we can both slide But anywhere we go there our folks died Swear I won’t say swear I won’t cry Swear I won’t break swear I won’t hide Say I won’t ride say I won’t ride I say I ride my wave so clean loc I'm so tide No chain no rope folk I don’t know tied Local dope boy with his old mind Oooo Escape, Escape, Escape, Escape Yaaaa Escape, Escape, Escape, Escape Oooo
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I'm Blue 03:18
I’m Blue: Once upon a time I made myself number one, Now I'm roasting under blazing sun, ridin’ shotgun, You at the wheel. My free will at your direction. Memorized your signs but forgot my own reflection. No more eggs in my basket, I gave them all to you, Still hungry after fables, but I ran out of spoons, Giving more than I can give, overextending my wings, Good at playing your games but, this is not a win win. I been sinking in your dirty dishes even when my plates full, I'll marry myself, I’ll remain faithful, One day I'll leave the table ‘cos you stopped serving love, Crave the taste of solitude, I know it is enough. I'm blue, the colour of my solitude. I'm blue , I'ma choose to love me over you. I've lost count of how many times I knew my yes was a no. I'm your clown out of habit, there is dust on my throne. For you I dropped my shit just to hear you say hero. Fly you to your dreams, distract me from my own. Maybe baby someday I will learn to be alone, Fly myself up to the moon and build a gate around my zone, I bust the myth that I am selfish when I take care of myself. Repeat it till I hear it, reverse the trauma in my cells. Blue, the colour of my solitude. I'm blue (ooh) , I'ma choose to love me over you, over you. You are not a burden baby. You are on purpose baby. You are not a burden baby. You are on purpose, Yeah, you are on purpose. Oooo Oooooo Oooooooo
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Sad Femme Club: Dear Goddess, Give me patience, Tired of trying to explain. I’ve got zero tolerance when they fuck with my sacred space. Bar the trolls. Hit the corners for escape. Build the platforms. Take up space. Code the scripts to infiltrate, cause you’re never not fighting. A racist system that keeps powers in place and that fails to acknowledge the root of your pain. Took it too personal, over emotional, Where are you from? Are you beauty or brains? Over the top, I’m too little or too much. Damned if I do and I’m damned if I do not. Talking class, race, gender, sex, intersections. My feelings are valid and I won’t dismiss ‘em. I was taught not to trust my Own mind and decisions My body is my body I won’t give them an apology. Indoctrinated habits Like smile, nod your head, uh huh, I’ll talk less, close my legs, what? That’s exactly what I just said. Are you serious? If I lose my shit right now, Will I just be dismissed right now? If I lose my shit right now, Will I just be dismissed right now? Will I just be dismissed? Welcome to the Sad Femme Club! Baby, you are enough! (Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!) Welcome to the Sad Femme Club! Baby, you are enough! (Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!) Toxic masculinity is killin’ all the poetry, Hold my brothers back from free flowing with the sea, Our tears like the holy ink to sink a patriarchy Poppin’ egos like balloons ‘cause we don’t exist for you. Burn your eyes with Tiger Balm. Don’t try to tell her to be calm. Colonial repercussions any questions CC: the boss. Uhm, she’s the boss. Expert of self. They pray to moon. She raps in spells. I’m attuned to, what you’re numb to. Check my mood ring. Did I ask you? (No!) I prefer my make believe to their bullshit. I work within it but at the end of shift I build spectrums on the internet. I art attack cos I’m an empath. Foundations, FilipinX, No limits on how I choose to express With my pixels and my queerness, You can’t hold me back! If I lose my shit right now, Will I just be dismissed right now? If I lose my shit right now, Will I just be dismissed right now? Will I just be dismissed? Welcome to the Sad Femme Club! Baby, you are enough! (Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!) Welcome to the Sad Femme Club! Baby, you are enough! (Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!) Boo hoooooo Boo hoooooo It’s my life. I can cry if I want to, Cry if I want to, cry if I want to. It’s my art, I can rage if I want to, Rage if I want to, rage Cry (Roar)
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Portal 03:58
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88 & Beyond 03:15
88 and beyond: I renamed myself Kimmortal Cos I sense a thousand portals Flow through venous systems Boom bop beats for circulation Indigo kids in the studio and art room Channel into new tunes Lettin’ spirit speak through Pick the common thread out of the news Weave that new new I’m seein’ seas in their shallow translations That lack imagination Art as incantation where it’s all in relation Umbilical connection No separation Hand hold the Bangka Carvin’ out a mantra Aalaga para sa mga bata Rock it Ilocana just like my mama I'm queer like the water, resilient through trauma How can we move when some of us are wounded? Patience in cycles, motion and movement All lives won’t matter till black lives matter Bound up in liberation with indigenous nations To infinity 88 and beyond, 88 and beyond, 88 and beyond 88 and beyond, 88 and beyond Even bigger than this song 88 and beyond, 88 and beyond, 88 and beyond 88 and beyond, 88 and beyond Hack the thing at every angle, till we roll with angels I’m crooked on your book of lines Circled them a thousand times Scribble with my tangents Settin’ fire on your palace white Ivory towers keep powers cinematic Illusion unsustainable Rapper slash actress Income unpredictable Nothing stay romantic Relationship to art unstable But commit to back it Fuck about a cool façade Lies glasses Reindigenize, travel time, this intergalactic, Open letter to the ill emcees building blocks that Only serve to box us in my zone the equinox A planetarium, shit kaleidoscopic Mark it up with copics Animated graphic I am the motion Not a decoration Welcome to my universe Check my constellation If you hangin’ by a thread Hold these lines for survival My legacy the seed ascending This is our arrival 88 and beyond, 88 and beyond, 88 and beyond Even bigger than this song 88 and beyond, 88 and beyond, 88 and beyond Hack the thing at every angle, till we roll with angels
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Activation: (Ostwelve) Shouting revolution Breaking these traditions Constant evolution Shifting of positions Not asking for permissions Firm in this wisdom Foothold in the galaxy Challenging these systems Shouting revolution While breaking these traditions Constant evolution Is a shifting of positions I’m not asking for permissions Firm in this wisdom Foothold in the galaxy Challenging these systems Vibrate through reality Light code the alchemy Dimensional formality Rhyme force the health of me Interactivated into our intuition Enter captivated time tuned to this position In through actuated hours in through all these missions End to active rates stars that ascend to all this fission Shouting revolution Breaking these traditions Constant evolution Shifting of positions Not asking for permissions Firm in this wisdom Foothold in the galaxy Challenging these systems Shouting revolution While breaking these traditions Constant evolution Is a shifting of positions (Kimmortal) What is a witch? Cast a spell on ‘em Journey through the glitch Tick tock magic carpet Flow in through time Magnify the Matrix Balance for the levels She devil she angel she omni he she they How you look at it ? How you how you look at it? Eyes wise forest mind Elder is a child on the front lines Lines traced, two faced Duality of rhyme Humility in shine Got skills from crimes committed against the system I been fighting ever since you was a kid and they called you savage now we kick em, spit Traditions obedient to cosmic Say it cos you mean it Dance cause u mean it Sign off on Statements Resculpt a landscape Homies Redesign it till I hear my sis say Focus on Your target Kabsat with the scars lit Killin em with softness Finger to the markets Back of the car No bargain just acknowledge stars Or take your own Medicine it will go far for healing Radical existence, energy we swim in Salmon by the bangka She scream “Makibaka!” March like the water Tell me how to scheme on ‘em with their own language mother tongue took the last flight from Manila To Coast Salish I'm a baby roaring I'm a bitch burning What's a witch learning? Universe teach me Teach us how to weep free Weep free Universe teach me Teach us how to weep free Weep free
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Submerged 05:45
Submerged: I sink into it Submerged my cloudy head I’m crying underwater now I could sleep away the hours Hibernate until these flowers give me powers I think I lost something It’s all going too fast for me I keep swimming in our memories Can someone please just hold me? I miss holding your hands, But I grew wings for my motherland, I am flying underwater now We used to listen to the rain fallin’ Public pools and the sun setting “You’re gonna forget all of this,” you said. It’s all going too fast for me I keep swimming in our memories Can someone please just hold me?

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released March 29, 2019

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