Journey Through Your Mind's Eye

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released February 2, 2010

The Northern Lights is...

Kyle Lampert, Riki Lavi, Jason Majlessi, and Aaron Schechter

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Track Name: Cold Sweat (Part I)
(Jahizzi)
Picture the moment
It's 2:30 in the mornin
Weed and the wine
So the both of us are zonin
Love potion and the chemical is potent
And I’m Fumblin wit the keys but the door finally open
Then we stumble to the sheets
Throw the clothing to the floor and
Jahizzi is all I hear you moanin
Moonlight lit up the room like it's morning
And we’re floating on a cloud like the both of us are soarin
Flowing, and my heart is ever knowin
cuz my pulse is never slowing and the both of us are glowing
Exploring, your every little curve
I just wanna be the center of your world, and,
Bask in your glow, dance with you slow
Your lovin gets me high like blowin the dope
In the shower wit the soap
Enough towel for us both
Dry you off another hour on the floor
Like a flower by the shore
Its Your beauty they adore
We just met but my heart is wanting more
It's not a dream girl it's lucid to the core
A picture perfect moment that's too real to be ignored

Chorus - (Riki)
I could have never thought that it would ever be this way
two people same place this life has been written on a page
i never wanna be awake
so real that's its almost fate
i just wanna feel your face because tomorrow we will fade

(Jahizzi)
layin' awake while you sleep in your perfection
lookin at our bodies and difference in complexion
I’m happy in the moment but i'm fearin' your rejection
but for now i hope you're dreamin' bout the truth of our connection
where's the lesson, tryin' to comprehend your entrance
into my life but its only for an instant
mentality ascended reality i'll bend it put us back in the future now we right at the beginning
sinnin', but your love is my religion
you got me flyin' like an eagle when i used to be a pigeon
you got me livin' like a mothafucka died
got me chillin in the moment like i never even tried
opened my eyes, washed em clean like the tide
flipped my world around now i can see the other side
i was blind, too focused on the time
when the girl i fell in love up and left it all behind
i'm gettin tired i wish i could call you mine
wanna keep you on my mind but i can see the sunshine
Track Name: Cold Sweat (Part II)
When the morning comes through my window
Hear the birds sing and the wind blow
There's a thing I wish that you did know
I wish I could see you again

When the moon shines in the dark night
As you stand alone under streetlights
Take my hand, hold me and squeeze tight
I will never see you again

When the morning comes through my window
Hear the birds sing and the wind blow
There's a thing I wish that you did know
I wish I could see you again

Now the dawn it breaks in a cold sweat
left alone with love that was perfect
as I breathe i wish that i'd forget
i will never feel you again

When the morning comes through my window
Hear the birds sing and the wind blow
There's a thing I wish that you did know
I wish I could see you again

This field of dreams passes me by
My eyes drink the red of the dark morning sky
This field of dreams passes me by
My eyes drink the red of the dark morning sky

This field of dreams passes me by
My eyes drink the red of the dark morning sky
This field of dreams passes me by
My eyes drink the red of the dark morning sky
Track Name: Clear Skies
(Jahizzi)
All alone and I’m sittin’ by the bay
Sittin by the place where I first kissed her face
I got a blunt to help me fade away
My sky’s gray
Man, I thought about her yesterday
Green eyes like an emerald jade
Mixed, with a blue from the emerald bay
She wanna go but I begged
Baby girl please stay
She said, I can’t jay
It’s never gonna work this way
She had the, soft skin that was kissed by rays
And the, sunset hair that fell to her waist
And for a minute I remember thinking life was great
And then the girl broke my heart like that shit was a plate
She was a, beautiful girl
Like a beautiful pearl
She always smiled and saw the bright side of the world
And when we danced
You know I loved watched her twirl
And when she let her hair down I loved watching the curls
She made me, think, that I could really do it
any problems, I could push through it
if I had dreams she said jah pursue it
but then she left me alone and I’m feelin’ hella foolish like
damn, I knew it
fuck it, I blew it
they said I shoulda took my time but I dove right through it
you know you gotta learn to float
before you can swim
so now I’m drownin in her love
cuz it was full to the brim

(Jahizzi)
So I’m, sittin here watchin’ waves roll by
Couples walk past
Matchin stride for stride
If it was a movie
I guess I’d cry
But life is a struggle so these tears are dry
And the past comes back like the ocean’s tide
So you can look into my eyes and see the girl wave bye
It’s like a mirror with the moment still burned inside
And now I’m something like a man whose hope just died
And all I want, is a solution for the pain
Solution for the brain
Like the sun after rain
Ridin’ on a train with no final destination
No elation, relation, no salvation
Just chasin’ the girl of my dreams
I close my eyes and she’s close and it seems
Like I could have, maybe in another life
Its kinda slight, but maybe she could be my wife
Not tonight, forget about tomorrow
Forget the sorrow, good times I’mma borrow
From memories and the time we shared
My heart is bared and I just wish she cared
Track Name: Factory (Interlude)
(Instrumental Track)
Track Name: With Birds
(Jahizzi)
Spark spliffs wit the heat of the guitar riffs
I’m finna mark this like the street when the car shifts
6th gear now we’re pickin up pace
Dj will you please drop the bass for their face
Back to the matter at hand
Up in the passenger seat
Music loud and we’re pickin up speed
Passin’ blunts from the back to the front
Kids playin in the street but you didn’t look once
It’s a funny thing this thing we call life is
Once you’re the nicest
Next you’ll be lifeless
And the look on your face is gon’ be priceless
Soul to the hole and the devil’s got a tight grip
Left to right, you should’ve look twice
But you took two lives, man, just to get high
Life’s a bitch and in the end we just die
But while you’re alive
You better survive
Aim high, and land among the stars
You’re potential could’ve landed you on mars
But you fucked up, took it too far
Eternal rest, ashes up in the jar

(Hook)
Truth is
You’ve been dyin since birth
Look up to the sky
You’ll be flyin’ with birds
Life’s short realize what you’re worth
Listen to my words
You’ll be flyin’ with birds
Truth is you’ve been dyin’ since birth
Look up to the sky
you’ll be flyin’ with birds
One day you’ll be sittin’ on earth
Next thing you know you’ll be flyin’ with birds

(Sir Sheck)
Sure the playground dreams like come and go
But they all begin to fade when you start to grow old
Twelve years young and a heart filled with gold
He sets his sights on some ambitious goals
Like startin' in college and maybe goin' pro
A nice lookin' lady and a million dollar home
A brand new mercedes that he'd actually own
Focused on the future so his head's in the zone
On a warm day in august dude heads to the court
The backyard's a spot for a quick game of horse
His buddy rolls up sportin' Nike Air Force
and he jokes sayin' that'll be the shoe you endorse
A shot fires wide and rolls into the street
as a car zooms up the block doin' fifty at least
His mom screams out but they too engulfed to hear her
And in the blink of an eye his future shatters like a mirror

(Hook)
Truth is
You’ve been dyin since birth
Look up to the sky
You’ll be flyin’ with birds
Life’s short realize what you’re worth
Listen to my words
You’ll be flyin’ with birds
Truth is you’ve been dyin’ since birth
Look up to the sky
you’ll be flyin’ with birds
One day you’ll be sittin’ on earth
Next thing you know you’ll be flyin’ with birds
Track Name: Slow Burn
(Jahizzi)
Let me take you on a journey through your mind’s eye
Open up your dreams make you fly with divine rhymes
Through the dark clouds up in the night sky
Take you to the moon and back
Just hit it two times
Let the drugs take hold of your soul
And let the rhythm of my words
Take hold of the flow
My spit be the fire that will keep you warm in the cold
Burn down the fuckin city
Watch it all fall slow
I’m like a wolf in the snow
Creepin on the under
I’m like the lightning tryin’ to outrun the thunder
Man I wonder
Is there something I missed
Because I feel like I can’t find bliss
I can’t quit
Can’t sit
But I gotta admit
Sometimes I gotta stay lit just to keep it legit
So, that’s when I light spliffs
And watch the light hit
The darkness in my mind with the power to ignite it
Yeah, that’s when I write shit
To relieve the stress
Because I really do believe I’m blessed, yes
With the world’s worst case of a lucky streak
I’m on my feet
But what happens when they cut the beat
I put my soul on sheets
My mind in the pen
That’s so I know when I rhyme it’s a gem
I’m, collecting diamonds
Along with precious metals
And I’m on another level
With my foot on the pedal
And I’m speeding like a demon to the future
No turning back
Fuck the past
I’ll save it for another track
Place this back man, rewind this one
I’mma keep burnin’ till my mind is numb

(Riki)
This life is forever changin’
Its constantly rearrangin’
the love that we be exchangin’ is gonna die
this life is forever changing
its constantly rearrangin’
the moment is gonna stay the same
so get high

(Jahizzi)
Sparks fly
time passes you by
Close your eyes
Time passes you by
Get high
Time passes you by
When you die you’ll be wondering why

(Jahizzi)
Let me go ahead and show you how to dream in the present time
I like to think about the past with my present mind
Press rewind
And you will find
That hindsight is twenty-twenty
And the future’s blind
For some it’s like looking in the sun
But for others it’s like looking down the barrel of a gun
It’s never nothin’ man it’s always gon’ be one
But it tends to lose feeling like your heart is going numb
So in order to restart the beat heart
We smoke weed
Take tokes
And we breath hard
Hold it in as long as possible
Getting high so we can fly over obstacles
I’m living life with my head in the clouds
But the masses be living under shrouds
Pay attention
So you can take a vow
To forget about the past
And live your life in the now
I can’t take it
The world is complacent
Afraid of reality, man
So they erase it
Taking pills to subdue the conscious mind
Take two and a brew
You’ll feel sublime

(Riki)
This life is forever changin’
Its constantly rearrangin’
the love that we be exchangin’ is gonna die
this life is forever changing
its constantly rearrangin’
the moment is gonna stay the same
so get high
Track Name: Stars (Love of Your Life)
(Jahizzi & Riki)
Treat her right if she’s the love of your life
Cuz they say that it never comes twice
So take a look in her eyes
And when she cries it brings rain from the skies
So make sure that her days lookin bright
She’s the love of your life
Treat her right if she’s the love of your life
Cuz they say that it never comes twice
So take a look in her eyes
And realize that in the hardest of times she’s the only one standing beside
She’s the love of your life

(Jahizzi)
I see the twinkle in her eyes like a star
Deep brown so round like I’m lookin’ at mars
And I’m sititn’ on a cloud
With my feet on the ground
But see her smile as she rides by on my bars
Now I’m buyin her cars
She’s makin me meals
And she sits at home waitin’ while im makin these deals
I can’t tell you how I love seein’ the pleasure she feels
But she just wants me to love her and to tell her its real
Man this shit is ideal
Its feelin’ surreal
And now we celebrate our bond over the pasta with veal
They seein’ us poppin’ champagne like we’re winnin’ the game
Painless, stainless, like we’re made out of steel
But the truth of the matter is
She questions my trust
I can see that she wonders if its love or just lust
Baby girl, its just us
Chill out with the pryin’
Because I promise I’ll be here until the day that we’re dyin’
And I can guarantee with certainty I never wanna hurt you b
You do something good to me and understand me thoroughly
Through every single struggle I can see that you never leave
I’ll kick it to the hook
All the homies listen carefully

(Jahizzi & Riki)
Treat her right if she’s the love of your life
Cuz they say that it never comes twice
So take a look in her eyes
And when she cries it brings rain from the skies
So make sure that her days lookin bright
She’s the love of your life

(Jahizzi)
I always think about the times I would stay up late
She said come to bed baby
I said hold up wait
I gotta write the sixteen
gotta fill up the page
I gotta realize the dream so that we can be straight
Man I gotta get paid
So our gear can be cleaner
And when it comes to the time
Is it the benz or the beamer
I would get frustrated
Worried I wouldn’t make it
She would tell me that its hot and if it wasn’t she’d fake it
She kissed me on the neck, showed me hella respect
And when I couldn’t pay the rent
She would write me a check
She put gas in the whip
Even laced up the kicks
And when I couldn’t get high
She would give me a fix
I’m not talkin bout drugs
Not a hit but a hug
If this is soundin like your girl you better show her some love
Cuz when she’s gone you’ll find yourself alone in the night
You gotta treat her right cuz she’s the love of your life

(Jahizzi & Riki)
Treat her right if she’s the love of your life
Cuz they say that it never comes twice
So take a look in her eyes
And when she cries it brings rain from the skies
So make sure that her days lookin bright
She’s the love of your life

(Riki)
Treat her right
She's the love of your life

(Jahizzi & Riki)
Treat her right if she’s the love of your life
Cuz they say that it never comes twice
So take a look in her eyes
And when she cries it brings rain from the skies
So make sure that her days lookin bright
She’s the love of your life

Treat her right cuz she's the love of your life
Track Name: Quilted
We kinda like some brothers of the same kind
Cut from a different cloth but we got the same mind
In time, we gonna kick it at the end of this life
Lookin back on our days and reminiscing on nights
When we, was actin bad, playin madden at the pad
you were always laughin at me when i got yelled at by my dad
Sippin fine wine at the earliest age
Everything great, damn those were really the days
but at one point we'd both have to go on our way
its a shame I went to Philly and you went la
But it was all good we gotta do what we do
It's blood in blood out we stay quilted my dude

(Hook)
this is for everybody that ever loved me
for those that ever hugged me and spared me a little money
those that fed me when i was a little hungry
dried my nose when it was runny and made sure my days were sunny

They always sayin bloods thicker than water
And for us lifes been a little harder
Keep the head above water money ain't nothin but a number
We used to be ridin jet skis lake tahoe for the summer
But no longer cuz the funds is slow
We sayin that it's sold when we know its foreclosed
Don't worry bout it though
Have trust in your bro
One day we'll be flyin round the world for shows
I know what you want no need in even askin ya
If I can afford it I will buy you all of africa
i know i'm stupid and i act like a fool
i apologize for the times i never said i love you
but i do, just trust because its true
you're my one and only sister and forever we're cool
yea we stay quilted we’re something like a tapestry
actually, they’re callin us a muthafuckin masterpiece
and to my parents
the people that i cherish
i apologize for times when i left you embarassed
i can tell you what i am and that i grew into a man
and its always been my plan to take care of the fam
don't even think twice cuz i know we're stayin quilted
forever standing tall like our flowers never wilted
foundation staying strong and stress will always test it
everyday I thank god for this bond that we’re blessed with

(Hook)

This for my friends
This for my enemies
For the pretend to be’s
That never cease
The people livin’ overseas
For the people that’ll never hear my music
Or I’ll be cool wit
Man this for the people that I’ll never see
But I can visualize without my eyes because I recognize vibes when they bump my lines
And this record describes what seen through lives
So they hit it two times and they play my mind
I wanna take the world out let ya’ll wine and dine
When the bill comes waiter put it on mine
I wanna take my mom out get her flooded with shine
And have my dad sittin’ in that new db9
Have every homie I knew
Fitted for suits
Have em, chillin wit loot
Smoking spliffs in a coupe
So this is for my people
Baby its just us
I’mma pass ya’ll the blunt
Lets toast to luck, uhh

(Hook)
Track Name: Drifting
Drifting through these streets alone again
The air is thick enough to choke my eyes
I'll never feel a thing again, but I
Will hold my head up to the sky

I'm ready to leave, you can be so close to me

Drifting through this sea of fate I see
The waves are crashing through my ship, my vessel
This storm it rips my heart my soul to pieces
I'll never be the same again I swear

I'll weather these seas and find myself again
I'll walk the sacred land and find the truth of man

I'll weather these seas and find myself again
(I'm ready to leave)
I'll walk the sacred land and find the truth of man
(You can be so close to me)
Track Name: On Hold
(Jahizzi)
When you put this track on
You better rest in your seat
Put a harness on your conscious
Pay respect to the beat
Now we’re on the next step
You better twist up a sweet
Connect your mind with the music
Its perfection you’ll see
But you shouldn’t see shit
You gotta look with your mind’s eye
Step into the space
Hear guitar with its long whine
The chatter of the snare
High high-hats wit the flare
The kick drum bass shatterin’ all your cares
So forget about life, and all your tribulations
Cuz everybody racin’ and death is only chasin’, uhh,
Pick up the pace, gotta run for the first place
Then, put on your face and proceed through the tape
Get laced, cuz we’re gonna through front lines
Critics takin’ shots
Gotta dodge all the landmines
We bend spines
Expand minds
And break rules
We’re not fools
We stay schooled in pro tools
So pay attention or choose not to listen
Cuz this is god given and I ain’t talkin about the Christians
I’m talkin bout livin’ and spittin the flow
You can catch me in the winter kickin fire in the snow

(Riki)
When I’m sittin’ home alone
I put the whole world on hold
And everything is unknown except the music
My true colors are shown
And I am never alone
Cuz I know I’ll never lose it lose it

(Jahizzi)
If life’s a bitch and then we die then why try
Lets drink wine, get high, and look at the night’s sky
Most people probably say I’m a nice guy
Just wondering why god ain’t treatin’ me likewise
So I write rhymes
And dive in the beat
I’m clappin my hands and stompin my feet
Its me myself and I, just music and me
And we stay connected, homie, like a lock and a key
Like a to the b I’m hopin’ maybe we’ll see
The reality of life and where my future may lead
Cuz I’m feelin’ like a top steed
Runnin’ at top speed
Way past greed man but when do I succeed
Right now I’m feelin’ like I should succeed
Shut my fuckin mouth one day and just breathe
And stop spittin, like I’m just trippin
Everybody indifferent like my rhymes don’t glisten

(Hook)

(Jahizzi)
Build a bridge and get over it on some sober shit
They’re never gonna know you kid
You’re better of tryna quit
He wants to rise to the sun like Icarus
No wing tips so music is his mother ship
And he’s lovin it, cuz she has the understanding
In his bitterness, music is like the sweetest candy
Verses always flowin’ so the pen and paper handy
A little brandy and a spliff now the kid is happy
He loves rappin, its kind of like his perfect career
But he fears barely making enough money for beer
So precise homeboy just look at his beard
And he’s smart, making sure that his enemies near
But his mind is far, always lost in bars
Racin’ through lines with no time for thoughts at all
He’s at the top of his game, with no roof no walls
And if he doesn’t fly then music’s gonna break his fall

(Hook)
Track Name: Back Home
(Jahizzi)
So smooth
But I’m harder than bamboo
I’m smarter than most dudes
Hardly started and I’m feelin’ so brand new
Let me, take a second to thank you
For listening to this record
Shout to Riki baby look what she sang you
Get me, off the ride
Cuz I’m shuttin my eyes
We turnin nothing into something and the stars are the prize
We lookin’ up and at this junction at the bottom of lives
We’re getting high till we shine like northern lights in the skies
Man we’re feelin’ alive
My words are the truth
Kyle blesses the guitar and adds the rhythm and groove
We started with a couple tracks but the vision just grew
So we made a masterpiece for you to give it a view
We’re makin’ beautiful music
Sound and rhythm so fluid
It took a minute to do it
We pressed the button and blew it
This for the people we’re cool with
The family and friends
Its been said but you know we got love till the end

(Chorus)
We plant these roots today
I can see that the vision is vast
While we weave through the lines of the past
We play till the dusk has gone
The whole time they knew what we could’ve done
This for my people back home where we’re comin’ from

(Sir Sheck)
Me, Kyle, and Jah
See we stay top billin’
Fillin’ up the air with this flavor that be buildin’
As I’m chillin under city lights
Nice, ain’t it pretty right
Pity for the lost one’s who get caught up in the city night
But that’s like me sometimes
So back home is the only place for some peace of mind
I need some decent dimes and I speak some lines
None of which is gon’ matter
Let me please unwind
And I break for a moment
Search for a motive
While I seize on this gift
Embrace it and try to own it
Then I run with it
Try and make somethin’ with it
Never give up till I say I’m done with it
Cuz for me, this is no guilty please
Creating the sound to withstand any measure
Or a test of time
Cuz our aim is everlasting
Ya’ll gave me the torch
Now it’s mine for the passin’

(Chorus)
We plant these roots today
I can see that the vision is vast
While we weave through the lines of the past
We play till the dusk has gone
The whole time they knew what we could’ve done
This for my people back home where we’re comin’ from

(Jahizzi)
It’s for the love of the music
For the love of the beats
Forty hours in the studio is a regular week
Like Michelangelo, when I put the pen to the sheets
The microphones the tool to help us find the vision we seek
So we diggin’ in deep
Grabbin’ the roots of the beat
Paintin stories for the streets and those in luxury suits
It doesn’t matter who you are or what you make in a week
So grab a seat, let me tell you a little somethin’ bout me
Reach your hand into the bowl and grab some musical sweets
Fresh beats, and the lyrics give you something to eat
Take a sip of the flow
A hit of the dro
Because we’re ridin’ wit the eagles and flyin’ low with the crows
Using the feelings like they’re some knowledge and we’re lettin’ you know
That we’re believin’ that we can do it and we’re seein’ it grow
Now we’re revealin’ what’s in the mind and you’re seein’ its glow
Yeah we’re stealin’ back rhymes
Thanks for watchin’ the show, oh