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The Gloom EP

by Martin Boehme

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The first music from my new home, Ames, Iowa; all rap, all electronically made.
Pure lyrical self-expression with the ferocity of a territorial hippopotamus.

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released 13 July 2012

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Martin Boehme Ames, Iowa

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I first started writing music for a band right out of high school. After gaining the confidence to write, I started writing my own material, and have since expanded from piano and acoustic guitar to rap. I write for self expression; so that I may listen someday and remember who I was. I record so that you can get to know me too.
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Track Name: Sunlight
Verse 1/
new home, sun upon the ceiling
brand new attitude, brand new feeling
brand new laugh new smile no concealing
I've been in these halls, where the centipedes crawl
and my enemies all long gone, yo
you feel it, right? this city filled with life
and it make a grown man wanna one two step
towards a whole lotta dreams that ain't come through yet
so I'll go to sleep a little early tonight
it's all I got left so it must be right
bonne nuit mon ami you'll see no more of me
in the form that I chose before I chose to be
mas vivo. la vida mas clara
siempre soñaba con mirar la cara
de dios, su voz tan callada
una metáfora, para la esperanza
sunlight
look at all this sunlight
look at all this sunlight
look at all this sunlight
//
Track Name: Hello World
Verse 1/
re-motivated, re-vibed
control the tape and press rewind
to the lonely days that made me try
they told me age would make me shine
but this conversation got me contemplatin'
all the old mistakes I left behind
just been chasin' a dream, right?
sit and wait for that green light
mister ain't what he seem like
rip the tape at the seams, right?
shift the weight, 'cause I feel like
my shoulders breakin' at these heights
go harder than steel pipes
so smarter than go farther than
blow darts and them go karts
and them bows arch when them strings tight
Mozart with this beat, hyped
and I rap the finest
I drink from hourglasses
homie, my class is timeless
you need re-masterminded?
then go and ask again
'cause I ain't rappin', I'm ill
I'm spittin' pathogens
//

Chorus/
these moments are left, but they're just so slow, o-o-o-o-ow
he's holdin' his breath, but he just won't go, o-o-o-o-o-o
they love him to death, but they just don't know, o-o-o-o-ow
ain't over here yet, so just say hello, hello
//

Verse 2/
the cortical child
forcibly reforming your styles up
forcin' your dials up
there's no point in denial but
I'll cut a little slack if I have to
go a little faster to show you what I can do
get under your skin like I'm puttin' in a tattoo
hate it when I ask you and then
you say I'm a fool and
I say I'm the opposite
you just call it music
I call it accomplishment
I just wanna do this
straight to my apocalypse
you can call it hubris
I just call it confidence
I just wanna
hit hit hit hit you with this eloquence, honed
like never before, smilin' as I step through the door
and the evidence shows
that we ain't gon' stay here forever
everything is temporary
so let's waste it together
//

Chorus//

Verse 3/
hello, to the man with the daggers
raggedly packed in his back
with his scapula cracked
and his clavicle fractured
fuse lit with a match
flammable, slathered in gas
laughing and slamming your chatter
back through your mandible backwards
a passionate act
ravaged and damaged in fact
actually happy but still trapped
a man and his standards
tryin' to capture the moment
I gotta add to my stamina
but the clock with its damn hands
keeps travelin' faster
--
but I woke up today
and every day is a chance
to walk the other way
--
I'll leave it all behind
'cause everything is a chain
that's pullin' on my mind
//

Bridge/
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lost in a temporal zone, vibe to the metronome
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watched by our cellular phones, we're never left alone
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I don't have a head of my own, only this flesh and bone
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I can't take this breath anymore, homie I'm headed home
//

Chorus//

Outro/
hello, these moments are left, but they're just so
he's holdin' his breath, but he just won't
they love him to death, but they just don't
ain't over here yet, so just say hello
these moments are left, but they're just so
he's holdin' his breath, but he just won't
they love him to death, but they just don't
ain't over here yet, so just say hello
//
Track Name: El Miedo a las Arañas
Verse 1/
la noche perfecta, miro por la ventana
lagrima en la mejilla, díme que todo cambiará
me paralizan, me cubren las telarañas
lucho pa' liberarme, pero to' para nada
en vano, son los movimientos
quiero verte, pero no puedo, lo siento
estoy cegado, pero veo las estrellas
quiero olvidar, pero yo pienso en ellas
querida arañita, eres invisible
mírame temblar, ya mira lo que hiciste
el amor, tu amor, no me queda
el temor, el temblor, me regresan
pero, espera, no eres ellas
veo la diferencia cuando tu me acercas
la araña inocente, pienso en las tarántulas
déjame en paz, yo sé que me encarcelarás
abandonándome, traicionándome, quien me quiere? nadie
si es que nadie, ¡si es que nadie!
cicatrices me cubren el corazón
ahora sonríeme, y dáme la infección
//

Chorus/
hola bonita,
ya dime que puedo confiar en ti
ven conmigo, sí es que sí,
me mantienes, me mantienes
hola chiquita
to' lo que hago hago por ti
te necesito y aun así
tu me mientes tu me mientes
//

Verse 2/
soy coqueto, si, pero es un accidente
mi miedo me confunde siempre en mi mente
me respondes y entonces, tu cambias de repente
colmillos por los dientes, ocho ojos en tu frente
te tengo miedo a tí, pareces fría
y las arañas me miran como comida
y me engañas, en mis sueños y pesadillas
con las palabras pasando por tu sonrisa
no me digas mentiras, me hacen amargado
herido, enojado, atrapado, y cansado
me desechas, tan pronto como puedas
como la basura, no importa mi armadura
al menos soy perfecto, eso es lo que me dices
dicho sin respeto, sin cuidado no me mires
dentro del espejo, mi pasado me persigue
no importa lo que hago, la soledad prosigue
escucha mi pulso y dime
porque lo extingues
sólo quiero intentar
tengo que intentar dejar de amar
//

Chorus x2//
Track Name: Echoes
Chorus/
imagery echoes
fleeting love-filled lights
nothing is certain
in your facade
glistening petals
line up on distant shores
they crowd my mind
but those days have gone
//

Verse 1/
yo, I tend to forget about the light, say I came from dark
'cause every girl I ever liked tried to break my heart
I always think of the worst, never the greatest parts
like learning how to ride a bike, down at Bayliss park
them memories are kinda nice, but we stay apart
'cause when my brain it starts, to gather remaining thoughts
it starts to replay the dark, I started creating art
took to pianos again, started to play guitar
and now I'm singin' and rappin' and lookin' back at it
it doesn't look half-bad, I miss my past, damn it
and when my self-esteem dropped like a bad habit
I fuckin' picked it back up, like a bad habit!
the strangest things bring nostalgia to me now
it's ink that I bleed, my heart pounds to the beat, loud
just thinkin' about how to keep sproutin' these wings out
no ground at my feet, homie, and now I can see clouds
//

Chorus//

Verse 2/
gone with the wind, all that he's ever been
wanted a friend, back then, they never let him in
had it all, bottled in, sittin' in depression and
mad at all the adderall and ritalin that tethered him
and let him get as numb as he could get and called it better and
you'll never again find him dependent on a medicine
I'll never forget that little letter that I set up when
I was fed up, I let it get to me and wept within
yeah I remember when suicide was the fuckin plan
thinking things could never change I just didn't understand
I just didn't wanna grow, too sure I was all alone
never thought I'd even have a future but I got it though
I'd like to thank all of the people that have hurt me
pushed me to the edge of a ledge rockin' bird wings
you pushed me off just to laugh at my stress
but if nobody ever pushed me I'd be back in the nest, so thank you
//

Chorus x2//

Verse 3/
and they deserve a little respect
but you better get 'em in check before they get to your neck
and then you drown in your retrospection
quit second guessing the present, and just give it a rest
just accept the lessons, you've been given depressed
yes, the more they dig at me the bigger I get
I'm like a ditch homie quick only minutes are left
so this is it as we drift toward an imminent death
never regret never settle for less it ain't happenin'
I don't believe in fate but what happened wasn't an accident
it made me who I am so my past is given purpose
the happiness the sadness and the passion in my first kiss
weekends visiting dad felt so average on the surface
but the things I miss the most are my family for certain
and the city that I'm from, I know that it isn't perfect
but no matter what it is it's still my home, that's the verdict, C.B.!
//

Chorus//
Track Name: Here I Go
Verse 1/
have you ever seen this, hit you with a beat this
genius, this clean, it's seamless
vegetarian but these weak emcees
ain't got no meat, they're sweet like Reese's
don't need to hold it, telekinesis
on the mic, I choke it
you can't defeat it, it's hopeless
yeah, you're supposed to notice
it's smoke and mirrors, but these mirrors'll work
fantastically
how drastically I act til I can get at these jerks
head first until my ligaments burst
a gift and a curse beginning at birth
spitting berserk shit but it works, you worms go dig in the dirt
you urchins won't hurt the word wizard
hot like Lava, dog, you're like blizzard
you got paper, you're thinkin you rock
but you just didn't make the cut, your verses were scissored
you a fake, quit pretendin' you're not
because you're losin' your spot, hot shot, thinkin' you misheard?
did I slizzur, stutter a bit?
you just can't keep up, tend to fumble your lips
and I don't need a bitch, this music is my mistress
a misfit, ain't nobody spit like him spit
//

Chorus/
self-inflicted loneliness
I might increase the dose with this
'cause if i keep this up
you might not notice me, but notice this
and I got a tapeworm where my heart be at
so give me your love, give me all of that
give me all of that until you've got no more to give
but you can't help me with this
self-inflicted loneliness
I might increase the dose with this
'cause if I keep this up
you might not notice me, but notice this
and I got a tapeworm where my heart be at
so give me your love, give me all of that
give me all of that until you've got no more to give
'cause here I go
//

Verse 2/
speed of light
if I keep it up, I'm finna reach it, right?
can't stop, I need to write
I gotta scratch that itch like a mosquito bite
gotta have my fix, I gotta heat that pipe
I'm a pacifist, but I'll beat yo hype
if you're wearin' old clothes with the jeans so tight
or you gettin' cornrows like a frito fight
I don't need no look, I don't be that type
just give me a chance and I'll exceed them heights
always wanted to rap, it was a dream but I
treated it like a joke, because I be so white
but he changed my mind, freed these rhymes
so I'll take this time to repeat it twice
to my dude Kaje Rymees on them CB mics
it's Jeopardy's Ship up on them CB mics
I'll never slow my roll
full control over my hopes and goals
with the vocal flow needed to show
all those who oppose how rap is supposed to go
attacking the status quo
don't plan to be average, no
so please don't call me novice
I promise I come from the house of Batiatus
//

Chorus//

Outro/
through this loneliness
I've chosen to cope with it
and if you notice me, you can't hope to fix, what these notes'll fix
and I got a tapeworm where my heart be at, uh
so you can't help me with this
//
Track Name: The Gloom
Verse 1/
get a goal, get it done, you won't get a second one
life I mean, frightening, fight to be, everyone
I don't mean fight to be everyone, like emulate
but everyone, fight to be, let me demonstrate
never hesitate, when I get a dream, get it straight
never wait, I just take a step and I elevate
never hate, I just take a breath and I meditate
emanate character and decimate barriers
while end-a-less prejudiced pessimists bury us alive
as they try to die vicarious
but I have survived my failures
I will not be denied by peers
who divide by fear, and hide behind tears
assigning my years to a mental tomb
left for dead, no exit wound
and so soon, I can only assume it's it's
//

Chorus/
the gloom, everybody gives up quick
they don't wanna take chances, don't wanna take risks
ain't nobody got dreams, they just wanna get paid
but I'd rather die now, I don't wanna get tamed
and I
ain't ready to settle
it's the gloom, everybody acts okay
and they follow that script 'til their hair turn gray
ain't nobody like change so they keepin' on track
and they never look forward, they only look back
but I
ain't ready to settle
//

Verse 2/
I've made it through the storm, I know the path is hard
been through true reform, started as sabotage
they rejected my love letter, but these scabs and scars
got me focused and in my element, Avatar
homie, hope is never irrelevant, stand up
'fore you're in that quicksand stuck, feelin' handcuffed
your nine to five starts feelin' like cyanide
you gotta dry your eyes, before you die inside
you're half-hearted with your heart beat
I know it's hard to believe, but you aren't weak
there's much more to livin' than that
crispy crispy Benjamin Franklin
you can't buy your time back
price tag's too high, can't rewind that
the darkness looms, it's hard to move
you can't bloom with your heart consumed by
//

Chorus//

Bridge/
if you got a dream, say I got a dream
now fight for it, with your life for it
if you don't want it bad enough then someone else'll take it
if you don't want it bad enough, someone else'll take it
if you got a dream, say I got a dream
now fight for it, with your life for it
if you don't want it bad enough then someone else'll take it
if you don't want it bad enough, someone else'll take it
if you got a dream, say I got a dream
now fight for it, with your life for it
if you don't want it bad enough then someone else'll take it
if you don't want it bad enough, someone else'll take it
If you got a dream, say I got a dream
now fight for it, with your life for it
if you don't want it bad enough then someone else'll take it
if you don't want it bad enough, someone else'll take it
//

Outro/
the gloom, everybody gives up quick
they don't wanna take chances, don't wanna take risks
ain't nobody got dreams, they just wanna get paid
but I'd rather die now, I don't wanna get tamed
the gloom, everybody acts okay
and they follow that script 'til their hair turn gray
ain't nobody like change they just keepin' on track
and they never look forward, they only look back
but I
ain't ready to settle
I
ain't ready to settle
//