Bonus Round (FF 62)

from Freestyle Friday Vol. 1 by Philo Reitzel



Sittin on a milk crate up in my chicken coop
Thought it would look entertaining and great for Ricky to shoot
My photo in said setting and I’m on number 62
Of Freestyle Friday as if I ain’t got other shit to do
I do, a journeyman with any skills necessary
To pay my many bills collections vary
Progress energy kept changing my draft date
Which in turn was makin my bank account overdraft great
Now Wells Fargo takes some food off my plate
For moving my money from my savings they charge a flat rate
Reappropriate from my plate to theirs
Full of shrimp and fat steak baked medium rare
I’m a little bitter I wasn’t invited to dinner
Desire to live in a world where services delivered
Are not intended to leave my finances upended
Or I can wish for water while I’m crying a river
Navigating upstream without a paddle or map
They speak in riddles it’s difficult to communicate back
Does anybody read before they click agree to contract?

I once had a dollar and I turned it to four
That didn’t seem like enough I needed a little more
Stole a pack of cigarillos out the corner store
Sold em for a higher price that tallied nice for my score
I liked where this was headed felt everyone was indebted
My fingers got sticky I’ll pick it up where you set it
The golden rule I mighta read it felt a fool made the message
Cuz who gone gauge your efforts with praise if you ain’t breaded
In the land of the brave and the free the only thing respected
Is money I make or take from the weak, check it
How you gone speak to me about morality
When our country was founded on a moral fallacy fuck outta here
You probably still think Elvis was the king
Singing songs that’s written by Otis he stole his style and no one noticed
And that’s exactly how they rig the thing
With trickery diverting our focus while they eat everything like locusts
The system is as slippery as soap on a rope is
Watch em all the time can’t let em catch you with low lids
I never sleep, cuz death is the cousin
And cleaned my act up too easy to slip when you buzzin


from Freestyle Friday Vol. 1, released December 16, 2020


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Philo Reitzel Asheville, North Carolina

Philo Reitzel raps, makes beats, videos, and illustrations. He currently splits his time between southern Mexico & the woods outside of Asheville, NC. For a time he lived in The Tenderloin, San Francisco, pre-tech-bro boom, performing at such venues as Club 6, The Fillmore, and Elbo Room. He drops a new song & video each week for his Freestyle Friday series on IG/YouTube/fb. ... more

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