Love My People

from by Chris Cape

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inspired by and dedicated to my Cape Town friends


when I was a young man I found nothing better,
than that sweet taste of victory when working on the letters
the notes of the chords bring me riches I could never afford
transforming digits of my hands into jewels I adorn
picture the pictures between the lines of the scriptures
written on walls, corridors for saints and sinners
I've been up, down, around and soon as she gone I miss her
nothing like the melody for mending madness in the mirror, no
I will never stop until that moment I’m a Lazarus
for the second time he died, much more than a paralysis
if music is the medicine, please tell me where the magic is
tell me where the magic is?
tell me, do you have it? is
Chris the man to bring it back?
Messiah of that rock and rap
defending us when clones attack
with weapons firing ratatatatat
rising from the ashes I’m always able to bring it back
stay on track, ‘cause my friends are keeping contact

far far from here
in joy or tears
no matter what life brings
I love my people the most
even if it’s been years
through my dreams and fears
you always got me, keeping me close

no matter what life brings
I know I’m gonna sing about it
yeah I’ll sing it for you (and you)
and if the sun don’t shine today, or never again it’s cool
‘cause I know just what you’d tell me to do
I’m on a mission to make
cash with the Casio
never stopping, no never faking
I bash with a brutal flow,
turning bricks to rubble as ancient fortress cave in
a slave when engravings bring the days end
before any sleeping beauties get the chance to be awakened,
I’m saving the moments in a memory stack, for the future of many
‘cause any attack from enemy ranks, aliens, demons and corporate banks
could never rid me of the love to make music and rap
alive by the grace of the Lord of the boom bap
try to flood pipes, giving new life
some meaning and purpose to old taps
‘cause they’ve been running for years, while
I’ve been writing through hopes and fears
but a moment with one of my peers
and in a matter of seconds it clear
we were meant to stick together
even if in spirit
while we’re living in places with different weather

far far from here...

that’s how the story goes
two friends who found a home in Cape Town
making no doe at all on flows
but still we're making gold
and tearing up the shows

far far from here...


from The Lawnmower EP, released August 30, 2016
Music by Chris Cape and Robert Scott.
Lyrics by Chris Cape.
Produced by Chris Cape and Robert Scott.
Chris Cape - Rap Vocals, Sung Vocals, Bass Guitar, Keyboards and Programming.
Robsco - Guitars and Drum Programming.
Mixed by Chris Cape.
Mastered by Jonny Dosé.
Artwork by James William King.
Photography by Fanus Oosthuizen for Oakpics.



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Adventurer/Romantic/Rock Musician

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