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      Contradiction (Feat. Evan Roman)

      Contradiction (Feat. Evan Roman)


      Album: The Language Of My World

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      Macklemore - Contradiction (Feat. Evan Roman) Música y Letra

      The other day, me and XP opened for Souls Mischief
      I'm like "Yo, let's get on some angry MC showmanship and hit 'em"
      Rocked all the cocky songs and not too many soulful lyrics
      Even a couple dissin' women callin' 'em groupies, hoes, and bitches
      Got off stage, and I'm like "Yo, I know that we killed it"
      Ran into a familiar face, a female who comes in and supports us
      I said "Peace!" She said "Wait! Let me talk to you for a minute
      I know it's none of my business, but I wasn't impressed by your performance."
      I said "Word? Shit, I love feedback and criticism" 
      She said "I miss the passionate spirit, your political vision
      Quite honestly I wasn't offended by those references to women
      But you're only continuing society's conditioning"
      It hit the heart of me
      I told her that this was part of me
      I stand up for human rights, and treat others how I would wanna be treated
      But every song can't be seepin' with freedom
      'Cuz the other side of me is sexist then people will feel that I'm preachin'
      "Everything's peace and love?" uhh, that's somewhat misleading
      Because this world is fucked-up and I'm a pro-duct to what I'm seeing
      Not to justify, but just to touch on my being
      I learn from these verses and my purpose gets surfaced with demons
      Now I am sexist, I'm prejudice, I put that in my music
      She said she heard that perspective, but before she turned around
      She said "We have a flame, your fire's ignited with sound
      Are you building the empire up, or using your fire to burn it down?"
      Consumption, contradiction. I'm conflicted with being a hypocrite,
      And through these songs you can witness it.
      The differences, I admit this shit, because I'm just like you;
      Walking a fine line between saying and living it.
      Light it up to burn it down, light it up to burn it down
      Light it up to burn it down, down, down
      Light it up to burn it down, light it up to burn it down
      Light it up to burn it...down, down, down, down, down, down, down
      Now one thing that I've always struggled on
      Is how to incorporate drugs and alcohol into my music
      Outside of sober songs
      'Cuz on that perspective, that's all over my records
      But the other side isn't represented unless it sessions with XP
      How can I admit that I love to smoke weed
      Knowing the kids are listening and many of 'em look up to me?
      Not to say that I'm a role model
      But I know that words are power
      And if I condone bottles and chronic, I am sending out the
      Message "It's okay," hey I believe that it is. Chronic can be medicine
      But it's all about your relationship with it
      See I'm either off in the wagon riding and everyday with the spliff
      Constantly looking for a balance but habit turns to addiction
      And hip-hop music & weed: they're inseparable
      So MCs that don't smoke or drink, talking about it to me seems questionable
      It proves how much people just want to be accepted
      And not seem straight-edge to their audience, so keeping it real is neglected
      'Cuz when I'm smoking, I wouldn't wanna bump a song like this
      Put on some Devin, break out the Swishers and a bong and some licks
      See that's a part of me too
      And I know that I would make more money if I wasn't as true
      To all the stuggles of the blunted consumption I'm going through
      Make music for the party, and the people support you
      I burn Brother Ali and buy 50, what does that say to you?
      Bring it back around
      Am I building the empire up or using my fire to burn it down?
      Chorus x2

      Macklemore - Contradiction (Feat. Evan Roman) Música y Letra





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