Simple Steps

by Sam Ock

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released August 8, 2011

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Track Name: Rollercoaster
i wish i could say
that i'm an honest human being
that what you're really seeing is the truth

but times go and change
i really don't know what i'm feeling
the one thing that i know is that i'm with you

i know there's pain
'cause life, it aint so easy
and people go and leave you all alone

and i can't complain
i've been blessed with many things
and in the end i know that i'll be home, i'll go home

*let the bad times roll
'cause I'm with you
and you're with me
let the bad times roll
'cause we're together
and that's all that matters to me

and i got to say
fellowship in pain is a kind that never fades away
which is why i don't fight it, i let it come
the peace i receive when it's over is a different one
for the lack of better words, it's "intimate"
a bad time will show me all my pride and it'll murder it
you've heard of it, right? the sound of a soul cry
so much louder when there's someone else by its side
so my brothers and my sisters when you see it coming
the wave of pain, stand firm, stop your running
i think we all agree that it can't be stopped
but if we all hold our breath than how can we not
share in this connection, this empathy
so much stronger than our good times through anything
personally, i think that it's a better day
when the light shines and i see the darkness run away

*

(synth solo)

sometimes they say
about the things you're keepin
you don't know what you got until it's gone

but i'm here to stay
of course until i'm leaving
'til life, it calls it quits and then i fall

i know there's a way
to eternity in heaven
for i will say that jesus is my truth

a smile on my face
yes, that's what i'll be keeping
when all is through, i'll come home back to you
i'll come home back to you!! =)
Track Name: Beautiful People
Hello Mr. Handsome and Ms. Real Beautiful
I'm feelin' good, hope the feelings are mutual
If not, well I got the remedy, the cure
Don't get it twisted, my intentions are pure
I just want to address an ongoing issue
we all struggle with it, maybe with tears and tissues
misusing adjectives, the name of the game
calling some people beautiful and other people plain
can I just say that we are going insane?
putting things on pedestals which are truly inane
got the new kicks and clothes but we still complain
are we really afraid of being some kind of "lame"
well, I'm a messenger with something to say
you, yes you are beautiful in every way
don't let the world tell you anything else
and put a big smile on, 'cause it's good for your health (and sing)

*even when the sun goes down
I will shine and spread my love around
even when the moon goes out
I will shine and give my love, my love to you!

now I'm not trying to say that your troubles go away
I'm just trying to tell you that you're lookin' nice today
even with your sweatpants on
your big, bright smile makes my worries go gone!
I think we all forget how far our words go
mean things to say can make a nice day ice cold
we all know the small things in life:
the smiles, the compliments, that help us get by
so please take this song as a gentle reminder
that life is much BRIGHTER if you're generally kinder
so once you've done said it, you can't hit rewind
and just remember, words are the gates to the mind
and the soul; love is what fills the holes
in the gaps of the hearts that will break the old mold
if you're resonating with me that love matters the most
from me to you, then I do propose this toast (and so we sing)
Track Name: Birds
can't jump, can't fly, 'cause i'm tethered
chained to the ground my soul feels weathered
is it better, that i can't grow feathers
i'm looking to the birds and i'm writing down this letter
i'm fettered to limits of my sinful flesh and bones
the key to my restraints are revealed in what i know
if i just turn around and admit it to myself
that i need a savior now, i'll be lifted from this hell

*i wanna fly, i wanna fly, i wanna fly
can you lift me off the ground?

i wanna fly, i wanna fly, i wanna fly
please save me, save me now

why am i still here, no i haven't moved
even though it's obvious the solution is through you
if i'm honest to my unreserved thoughts
then i'll notice that everything i've got
is a product of blessing from the Father
overflowing my cup with living water
so that i will never thirst again
for the things of the flesh once alive are now dead
but it's just knowledge
void from application, or any kind of solid
proof, that my concern is aloof so
i look too the sky begging you for more truth
but it's just knowledge
void from application, or any kind of solid
proof, that my concern is aloof so
i look too the sky begging you for more truth
Track Name: LOVE
*This LOVE that reaches to my heart
Feels so good, don't want to break apart
Hold me close, don't let me fall away
I thank you for each and every day

Morning time, rub your eyes and look around
Soak in all the beautiful sounds as you
Crack a window and hear all the forces of nature
and the blending of a whole new atmosphere
One question, reflection,
the number of mornings that you show appreciation
'cause you're alive here to see another day
Did you thank GOD for waking you up today?
To live life and live to the fullest
To show LOVE and LOVE without limits
"Live to LOVE and LOVE to live" are the
simple keys to this life we've been given
One life remains, go own it
ONE LOVE REIGNS, grow in it and
once you come to know the mercy of GOD we sing
once you come to know the LOVE of GOD we sing

*

Where do I start, Lord, how should I say this?
There's nothing better than the one that I came with
You're my shining sun and you're the pouring rain
Oh GOD you took all the pain that
was for me, it should've been for me
but you sent your son, oh so graciously
and i'll thank you each and every day
for the blessings you've poured out my way
I lay here, full of sin, full of wrongs
took your blessings to write you this song
you sent me faith, sent me hope, sent me LOVE
and they're the three greatest things from above
I'm giving you my life and everything I have
and break my heart Lord to do what you will
I know it's going to be hard but I'll listen
'Cause it's LOVE that I know is worth keeping

*

I've been searching hard all day and all night
Looking for something that makes my soul feel right
In this sinful world the hate won't stop
So I got to spread your LOVE, Lord be my solid rock
I admit, GOD I take you for granted
Your LOVE unchanging, I just can't understand it
The fact that you gave your son to die
and how I still sin, it must kill you inside
Father help me to see what you saw
all the pain and anguish when your son was nailed to the cross
I want to know you, the lover of my soul
JESUS is the only one who makes me whole
LOVE is patient, it's kind, it's everything you are
without LOVE, nothing's right, to life say "au revoir"
work through me, spread the word through sound
share the LOVE, shine the LIGHT, let your GRACE abound
Track Name: Green Shades
I've come to realize the older I get
The lesser I know, the less I respect
The image of a man who boasts in his strength
In mental fortitudes, or of his higher rank
I've come to realize more about knowledge
There's more to life than saying that you "got this"
More to questions than having just the answers
What is pride, but a mental type of cancer
Killing you slowly while you're on that pedestal
The world spinnin' under you, while you're just standing still
Boasting in yourself, I call it weakness
You don't understand the valor in "meekness"
No, see you don't really get it
This is the truth, that doesn't need no edit:
When you humble yourself, then you know
That "love" is dependence, and in that, you grow

*Sometimes, I'm stuck in my own world
Can you pull me out?
I wanna love and get yours too
Can you pull me out?

If I die, the world won't stop
Spinning on its axis, no it cares not
If my body and soul pass away
What kind of memories will stay?
No, I don't have much to give
I'm still just a kid
Just these testimonies of stupid things I did

*

The catalyst to growth is need
Leanin' on something bigger than me
The catalyst to growth is need, that's why I need my God, you see?
Track Name: Simple Steps
Drop, the beat starts with the kick
Double-time hats with a snare in the kit
But the keyword to the groove is the pocket
No lose change in the beat or you’ll drop it
It’s true, you might have the skills
Ghost notes to kill or the sick-wit-it fills
Cheap thrills if you’re looking for the true groove
Simplest things are what make the heart move
Take a look back, got to stick with the roots
Fundamental rhythms are the path to the truth
Don’t be a show-off, stick to the bread
And butter beats, or it’s off with your head!
Nothing fancy, stick with the boom bap
Don’t tell me that you already knew that
I’m trying to make that “gotta-stay-true” rap
And show the world a new type of new track
so with a double time rhythm, it’s paramount that there’s a double time flow
But if I happen to take my time,
With the flow I got to take it slow
Take it slow, ‘round the world we go
Through all of the elements…the result? Well nobody knows…

*simple steps
take simple steps
just stick with the elements
then we'll be on our way

Drop, the verse starts with a “can I get a witness”
Trying to make a little point, you really got to get this…
Holmes, ‘cause I’m willing to admit that I reminisce
Over a break, and on a studio track, in that I do kind of miss
The better days of my youth, when there wasn’t a booth
and there wasn’t a mic, but I sang to my tunes
no crowds or pressure, singin to the blue
skies, and I didn’t try to lie
didn’t try to make a little image for the world’s eyes
call it what you want, naivety’s true
in the sense that the best critic was just you
back to the point, what I’m trying to say
is in the image or the pursuit of everyday
should be renewed, into simpler steps
complexity is not your best bet
anybody can do a double-time
again, it’s content, more than the rhyme
it’s taking time for planning out your path
solutions come, but you got to do the math
nothing beats the perks of hard work
tilling the ground to nurture the earth
breaking a sweat and bearing good fruit
your character will then follow suit
so let’s take a breath
In and out, close your eyes and rest
And in times of doubt
Make this your anthem, sing it out loud
so I’ll take a breath
In and out, close my eyes and rest
And in times of doubt
“Stick with the elements”, I’ll sing it out loud
Track Name: There Will Be
*so there will be brighter days
so there will be brighter days my friend
so there will be brighter days
so don’t you fret, your life isn’t over yet

there are days when I feel so alone
my body’s aching and my soul is cold
grown old, I feel like breaking up with this new world
but I have some hope and I have some light
I feel like fairness missed me on his way
‘cause all I’ve seen are painful stormy days
I say, even when my path is filled with dirt
I’ve got some hope and I will push on (hey)

*

Let me tell you when I am the most honest
It’s when you see my face lack the most polish
Even when I put a mask on, it won’t work
The struggles inside will show through like dirt
Spots on the car if you don’t wax right
Is it my fault, or do I just lack sight?
Maybe I just struggle with this shallow vision
But one thing, “find brighter days,” that’s the mission
Unaccomplished if you’ve got bad friends
Giving you up to find ways to better ends
I don’t know about you, but I got this God
Who will never leave me through the pain that I’ve got
Whatever you believe we share one thought:
To get love and give out the love that we got (yea)
Whatever you believe we share one thought:
To get love and give out the love that we got (and so we sing)

There will be days which you cannot bear
There will be people who stop and stare, they’ll stop and stare
So don’t let go of this hope that you have
‘cause I know, I know that you will see the sun[Son]
Track Name: Ms. Instrumental [Feat. Lyricks]
Picking up a pencil and a page full of staves
Melodies waltzing around in my head, rich shades
Piano licks are blue, while the drum rhythm is gray
I sit and I reminisce with my grand staff as my stage
And many nights while I find that my heart’s in tune
The harmony won’t plant, and the feelings won’t bloom
I guess that it’s my fault that I want beauty too soon
Instead of laboring hard from morning ‘til I see the moon
Counter-point, or together in one voice?
Palettes full of every kind of hue, got to make my choice
Rejoice or lamenting in the fragrance or the ventings
Of the mind that is unleashed onto a page unrelenting
I’m sensing a little sentimental-type song
Kind of like when the rain stops when the elements were strong
As I keep on pouring thoughts out onto little tiny black notes
I’ll rest, take a look around, show the colors of my soul and sing

**hello ms. rhythm, may I be your mr. blues?
Hold your hand in mine as they spin the 1’s and 2’s
Singing in my ear when I’m on the microphone
Perfect harmony, oh I’ll never be alone

I like the old school snare tap
“Tap of the back of the chair” rap
no microphone needed to hear that
I mirror that in my shows, in my jams
with my close group members, flow like fruit blenders
And I like you…but you knew that
Combine the two, let’s pretend like we could do that
Passion for hip-hop, passionate lover
One hand on the mic and your hand in the other
Can’t picture this? Then just work with me
Define this girl as the perfect beat
If you an MC then you know the feeling
One measure of the song and you blow the ceiling

Ms. Instrumental, you’re essential
Hard but gentle you’re the perfect tempo
Your diminuendos to your melodies
One look in your eyes and you melt the knees
And your bass is perfect, lips are soft
Snare is crunchy, kick is raw
Hands are worn, but I love it more
I hate small ones that never worked at all
And your drums are dirty, mind is clean
But you got a dark side like a minor key
Switch keys, even cut time right in half
Makes me ritardando the way you laugh, come on

**hello ms. rhythm, may I be your mr. blues?
Hold your hand in mine as they spin the 1’s and 2’s
Singing in my ear when I’m on the microphone
Perfect harmony, oh I’ll never be alone

The way that you talk to me, awkwardly
Makes me want to sing even if off a key
I’ll go, no care in the world right now
You’re the only one I want to impress
Lie down on the track lights out, mic’s now
Wet the bottom lip and we sing now
Shall we record, record…shall we record?

It’s just you and me here in this booth
If I’m not in sync, you’ll always tell me the truth, you’ll tell the truth

She likes the way that I ride, switch up
Slow down something close and smooth
Pick it up again with a s-swing with a p-push
Making music in a way so true
You’re a masterpiece, I’m a nasty rapper
Capture me but at the end I catch you
Track you, freestyle to attract you
Grab you to the lab room then I ask you:

**

“I’m in love with ms. instrumental”

You work me out, but I worked you too
Met you in the first verse, made love in verse two
Where’s verse three, yo we’re living it out
We’re still together, so we’re not finishing now
You and I got a whole song to be together
Let the melody and lyrics, not me, the letters
Bleed together, eventually become one
Nobody can ever touch this, one song

Forever, blow the ceiling

Ms. Instrumental, you’re essential
Hard but gentle you’re the perfect tempo
Your diminuendos to your melodies
One look in your eyes and you melt the knees
And your bass is perfect, lips are soft
Snare is crunchy, kick is raw
Hands are worn, but I love it more
I hate small ones that never worked at all
And your drums are dirty, mind is clean
But you got a dark side like a minor key
Switch keys, even cut time right in half
Makes me ritardando the way you laugh, come on

Switch keys, even cut time right in half
Makes me ritardando the way you laugh, come on
Track Name: Little Lights [Feat. Clara C]
I could lavish my life
With a bed of silken fallacies
But underneath are rotten springs Hey
I'm starting to see
Facades that we fabricate
Slowly crumbling away

No guarantee that I'll be strong
I guarantee my pride is singing this song
I'm scared to show my little black box
But it's all for you (eh)

**This little light will go away if I won't be real
This little light will run away if I won't tell you how I feel
Little light please stay please stay
Help me to tolerate myself, myself, myself
'cause I feel so vain

I am bright as the sun
With a crimson heat so blackening
And at the core the cool's shut in
The sun knows its time to set
and to draw a close
My memory just won't comply

No guarantee that I'll be strong
I guarantee my pride is singing this song
I'm scared to show my little black box
and it's all for you (hey)