Capture Lightning (feat. Mother Hood)

from Live The Life by Philo Reitzel

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lyrics

So many situations that sneak up behind us here to remind us
That time is indifferent about us
and won’t reminisce when we’re up and outta here no matter if
we viewed ourself as the catalyst or let it flow around us
no amount of knowledge that I know or gain
can ever stop the growing change around me I’m constantly feelin growing pains
holding onto to older ways like stones in the river
my stationary body causes waves it’s cold and I shiver
a form of movement, am I ever congruent
harness what is electric how did Edison do it
was it even for the better or form disastrous movements
the general view is what causes cash to accrue is an improvement
I must politely disagree
But only from a bird’s eye view and not for me
We don’t live in trees build nests or have a hive mind
And when I gotta go I’m pretty sure it’s only my time


So who the fuck do you think you are? Somebody special
In the newest model car flexin diamonds in ya bezel
Climbin up a level but our past it’s hard to shed it
I spend my cash as soon as I get it
And didn’t know what a credit score was till I was 25
Moved to the Sco and found it hard to survive
Could only rent in the ghetto it’s hard to stay alive
So many let go before they hit their prime
Time out crossin the hall serraños beatin fools in
In my apartment building that was job recruitment
And it might shock you like electrocution
If it is not an environment that you are used to maneuvering in
I’m boozing in the morning tootin in the evening
And I can’t make sense of all the views that I’m seeing
Now at the time I didn’t realize it affected you and me in
Ways our unprotected minds we’d have to deal with it in future days
Thought I was desensitized but it was internalized
I tried to burn my mind cuz I couldn’t turn my eyes
Now I’m living in a nice place
And I know they can’t relate I see the judgement in they face
And I feel like I don’t deserve to be here
Feel like I’m screaming and nobody hears
Or even worse they do and nobody cares
Cuz these squares don’t feel I deserve to be here

**hook** (MOTHER HOOD)

I CAPTURE LIGHNTNING RIGHT INSIDE MY MIND
KEEP ME SHINING WHEN THE WORLD IS BLIND
MY TWO FEET THEY KEEP ME RIGHT ON TIME
WALK RIGHT BY YOU AND I’M FEELIN FINE



How are you feeling then
It’s a different era that we’re livin in
The measure of collective stress has risen as the covid tests are given
And I got a feeling we’ll never go back to old traditions when
The level of the existential threats grip your chest
Leave you short of breath (breath)
I won’t even lie, I been losing sleep at night
Thinkin bout who’s gonna die
We oversized, now the earth ain’t on our side
As we feel the sickle slice to cull the herd check your pantry
We oversized, now the earth ain’t on our side
As we feel the sickle slice to cull the herd can you feel me
We oversized, now the earth ain’t on our side
As we feel the sickle slice now the earth ain’t on our side

Lightning bright inside and it flashes as it catches fire
Burning in a beautiful blaze of my desire

**hook (MOTHER HOOD)

I CAPTURE LIGHNTNING RIGHT INSIDE MY MIND
KEEP ME SHINING WHEN THE WORLD IS BLIND
MY TWO FEET THEY KEEP ME RIGHT ON TIME
WALK RIGHT BY YOU AND I’M FEELIN FINE
KEEP IT DECENT IF YOU WANT ME TO
KEEP COMPLACENT I KNOW HOW YOU DO
TALK THAT SHIT IT ONLY FUEL THE FIRE
MY MIND OPEN YOU STEP RIGHT INSIDE

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from Live The Life, released April 17, 2020
production by Philo. hook by MOTHER HOOD.

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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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