Artist: Lee EmCee
Album: "Heads Up, Pen Down" MixTape 2013
Beat: 'Insp-her-ation' -- DJ Premier
Lyrics, Mix & Mastered by Lee EmCee
Get MixTape @ www.LeeEmCee.bandcamp.com
So many inspirations ill start with the first,
it would of been my older brother since the age of my birth,
i could say that i was placed under a jealousy curse,
everything he was i wanted to be i had an urge.
Like a surge, of electricity running beneath my skin,
i would use all my power to be the one to win,
i never ever wanted to be the one to lose,
but sometimes I never gave myself the choice to choose,
i would abuse, the privilege i was given by mum,
wag school take drugs and live life like a bum,
no job no goals no food no doll, just scum,
i thought id never change but a change was to come.
i was living in the city when i could just live at home,
im sure that with this subject that i am not all alone,
feel unwanted & neglected alone in your own zone,
you could never be yourself like a king without a throne.
But what inspired me, to write my first rhyme,
its was hilltop hoods calling and this calling is mine,
i was born for one reason & that reasons to shine,
be remembered for what im worth & to stand through time.
This is mine, my lyrics' my biography,
dont make harsh judgments this is my story,
a story with an ending thats still a mystery,
i make music so that i can go down in history.
Inspired by family, work and friends,
Inspired by the radio & the television,
World Vision, will i do it for that?
if i had the money would i really give them my cash?
i dunno if id do it if i got big off rap,
id give money to my fam and to whom scratched my back.
Id give cash, only to the people who helped,
i feel bad for the people not fortunate with wealth,
but i was there once so i know i cant help,
there's far to much poverty to concern myself.
My health & my family is my only concern,
i live the life that i want to live whilst living on earth,
it took me 18 years before i found my worth,
so many times round and round in which the world has turned.
So many inspirations its hard to describe,
i remember Masta Ace with hands raised to the sky,
he was on stage & u could feel his vibe,
back when the Arena was still in its prime.
My main inspiration is of course the music,
whatever mood ur in just look for a track and choose it,
use it for your mood to adjust the surround,
hook it up to your system, surround sound.
Then found, a desired level to calm ones head,
calm ones cool before there tipped over the edge,
music can sometimes even be the one to stop death,
but when ur in control of the knife its ur fault ya bled.
Inspired, by many artists so id like to include,
Hilltop, masta ace, Dilla & MF DOOM!
these are some inspirations id just wanted to name a few,
for if it wasn't for being inspired u wouldn't be u.
They say its hard to be original all the styles are brought,
that's just cos all the style-biters wanna have yours,
i dont style-bite i style-write with rhymes fit for a fight,
i got rhymes equivalent to a virgin, tight,
In sight, the light, i can see to the end,
every day of my life, i pack the pad n the pen,
the pen, is definitely my favoured influence,
cos writing down my mind on pads a stimulant.
Im finishing ive said all that i need to on being inspired,
its your turn to get out there before u expire,
to inspire a generation start the flame with the fire,
the fire represents what we call our desire.
So many inspirations its just hard to choose,
how to choose one of them when many of them i use,
im inspired by many and many more of them to come,
ill be inspired up until the day that im one.
- Aussie Hip Hop