Life In The City

from Modern Day Griot by J.Smo of BUNKS



Life in the city got me longing for the simple life
Far away from the noise and the glare of the lights
Miss the sound of crickets, the wind and the river
In the concrete jungle chasing after little slivers
A piece of this pie that I can call mine
Share it with my kids as we push through the grind
Down to the rind, till my bones turn to the dust
While the world rots away in a pile of its junk
Yuck, turned off by the glamour
Bring the rage of Thor when I drop my hammer
Shake the room so hard got you pissing in your Pampers
Growing mold with a stench left dying in a hamper
Don't stammer, let me fill in the blanks
Rolling through this game like a fleet of heavy tanks
Got a few surprises when I call in the flanks
Tell my boys go wild as they storm through the banks

Rush rush rush we forget how to stop
Information overload, watch the drip drip drop
Slaves to the clock, watch it tick tick tock
Slaves to our vices from the booze to the rocks
Zombies all around me trying to keep them from my family
Boarding up the windows got to sharpen my machete
Breaking down doors I just throw them my phone
The screens will suck away what's left of their soul
Trying to hit the road but the tank on E
Trying to stack some cream but debt collectors calling me
Charge it to the system as I move this money round
Play the long game watch me flip it to the crowds
Y'all don't see the grind, y'all just see the shine
Stay attracted to the bling I melt metal with these rhymes
Pack the punch of 60 million power lifting midgets
I stole that line from Gro while he got his kicks from Gidget


from Modern Day Griot, released February 28, 2019
produced by Tonedef Tha Killa
written and performed by J.Smo of BUNKS


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J.Smo of BUNKS Sacramento, California

J.Smo has been releasing music independently since 1999, originally as part of BUNKS (Manchester, Tennessee). Now a father of 3, husband, CMO, COO, musicpreneur, educator and jedi-of-many-trades, J.Smo continues to share his journey and thoughts while facing inner demons head on through rhyme. ... more

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