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Same As Today



 Genre: Hip Hop-Rap

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**I need as much feedback as possible yallz, so comment awaaayyyyy!**

I was asked to write this song for a musical that my sister was in.

In this part of the play, a bookstore that sells classic literature is about to be shut down since the owners don't have enough cash to pay the rent. To save the day, the legendary rapper "Jaw Bonz"debuts this song in front of a bunch of potential customers which causes a mass uproar of book sales.

This is my first quasi-serious song that I was ever given as an assignment, so it might be a lil different that what you guys are used to- but I hope ya like it!

I'll try and put the performance of the song on YouTube when I get the chance.

Me- lyrics, production, and emceeing
Oats- vocals on melody

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[Verse 1]
Jaw Bonz on the mic, ‘bout time I came with it.
When problems come my way, you know I’ve got to kick it.
I’m ready to speak, and not to plead-the-fifth it.
Got my mind in check and won’t let anybody nick it.
Y’all know writer’s block can be a real beep,
Like an elephant in quicksand, I’m in real deep.
Couldn’t get work accomplished, couldn’t get real sleep.
Plus the pressure was enough to make a grown man weep.
Then Sappho came along, man, she showed me the way
Which made me wonder how a woman from back in her day
Could possibly relate to me in the 21st century
Then, boom, my mind clicked as it turned the key.
You see? We’re both human with the same emotions,
Even though we might’ve used diff’rent soaps or lotions.
It’s our feelings that are one; it’s our times that contrast,
A quick look at a book can link us to our past.

Same as today…
The more we change the more we stay the same
Same as today…
The rules may be different but it’s still the same game
Love is still love, its feels the same way
People are people, same as today.

[Verse 2]
Not catching my drift? I’ll be your sole advisor,
‘Cause without the nitty-gritty, talk is cheap like The Miser
I realized that these novels are a lot like myself
Who’d have thought I’d find my hook in a book on the shelf
Romeo and Juliet had the hots for each other
Like me and my woman- you feel me, brother?
When we advance in our lives, we go through a quest-
But honestly, The Odyssey is one of the best
We’re in love with superheroes, we own all of the tapes
But what about Beowulf- the one without the cape?
And when I question this existence of mine, you see,
Like Hamlet I ask, “To be or not to be?”
So take my word for it, there’s more to discover,
Now I no longer judge any book by its cover.
Present or past, it’s the same stars above,
We’ve all seen the sunset; we’ve fallen in love.

Same as today…
The more we change the more we stay the same
Same as today…
The rules may be different but it’s still the same game
Love is still love, its feels the same way
People are people, same as today.

We’re all the same as today

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Uploaded: Mar 23, 2008 - 09:11:48 PM
Last Updated: Mar 26, 2008 - 08:29:52 PM Last Played: Mar 11, 2019 - 12:27:44 AM
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POWER-of-STYLE said 4103 days ago (March 25th, 2008)
this is a well
produced track, great drums and tight bass.
piano is dope.
you from the bay?
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Dj French Toast said 4103 days ago (March 26th, 2008)
Pickle ! Wish I could have seen the play . Cool song dude !
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lavalamp said 4102 days ago (March 27th, 2008)
For this genre it's great. Nice hook. I would do a little tweaking with the vox (FX's). I feel it could be a little more connected with the music. Well sung as is.
Just keepin' it real.
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dbaymon34 said 3645 days ago (June 27th, 2009)
Nice Baseline drum
Nice baseline drum
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papag said 3102 days ago (December 21st, 2010)
dig it
cool stuff, sho nuff
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mvh9591 said 3095 days ago (December 28th, 2010)
Pretty crafty work. I like the way you flow and you keeping it clean. Nice work.

Enjoyed - Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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