I Am

Music

A rap song by Anatto.

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I Am

Oh it’s that guy
mr be kind mr do right
mr love around the globe, talking world wide
mr learn to see the truth through the third eye
mr ask why
mr turn it all around and you will find
mr trying to save the planet with a dope rhyme
mr walk through the flame, search the depth of my soul for the word bring it back healing mankind

but what’s wrong with that
speaking truth, that’s my plan of attack
am I supposed to sit around, while there’s pain in the world, ignore the fact and just not react
got people out here straight killing themselves
but nah, that’s an overreact
got leaders out here straight kidding themselves
abuse of power so I’m taking it back

back to the streets, back to the people, they’re looking for fire, so I’m bringing the diesel
get lost in the cypher, my verbal cathedral
get hooked on desire, but our love has no equal

it’s deceitful, keep em in the the dark, leave em fearful
false hopes, white lies keep em cheerful
separation is the story of the past
need love so I’m finna* to write the sequel

I’m doing everything I can
to be the man
who spits in a way they understand
I mean I’m not confessing to knowing all of the plans
but as long as I can stand
keep the microphone close at hand

and I will
explore the heart
take it places I can’t stand
so if another body falls
I’ll have strength to offer my hand
I am
that I am
love needs a voice so I’m taking my stand

am I wrong
spill my heart on a song
let the people know their value, know their worth, that they’re loved, people care, they belong

or is that fiction
nothing’s impossible
improbable becomes only an obstacle
on the road for those making the remarkable

do you hear it
the voice in your mind
that’s saying it’s time
that’s feelin’ the vibe
your looking for signs
well how ’bout a rhyme

one moment, how you living it
getting high on significance
claiming real but it’s counterfeit
addicted to the clout
and the views
life is happens in the now man you’re missing it

I’m doing everything I can
to be the man
who spits in a way they understand
I mean I’m not confessing to knowing all of the plans
but as long as I can stand
keep the microphone close at hand

and I will
explore the heart
take it places I can’t stand
so if another body falls
I’ll have strength to offer my hand
I am
that I am
love needs a voice so I’m taking my stand

* shorthand for ‘fixing to’ or ‘planning to’

Anatto was born and raised in the United States where he studied psychology at the University of Connecticut and is completing his master’s degree in mindfulness studies at Lesley University. Since taking sannyas in 2018, Anatto has worked to combine his love for music and meditation through the creation of sannyas inspired rap. By bridging the gaps between traditional and the secular, Anatto hopes his music can serve as a platform for new collective understandings. youtube.com/channel

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