No Quarter

from Live The Life by Philo Reitzel



I’m getting older so hopefully I’ll be getting wiser
the world felt cold to me found myself compulsively feeding fires
I imagined there was a map to the prize
I had to open my eyes up nothing in life is clearly defined
I try to keep my curiosity maintain an open mind
I’m still searchin for my purpose tryna keep the hope alive
But anyway, I simplify, take it day by day
Everybody getting high until they take it away
I miss my homie JR, he reminded me of LQ
He wasn’t my closest friend, but he was someone I knew
I used to want to be famous, now I don’t have a clue
Of what my goal or my aim is the changes we go through
Oh lord, trying to hold my head above water
Tell the devil he gets no quarter
Can’t even follow the doctor’s orders
Cuz he’s supported by opioids
Everyone is sponsored
By the seven headed headless monster always in our pockets
From the doctors to the lawyers to the popstar politicians
No one makes their own decisions anymore it’s all derivative
Of what they thought the others did before them that brought profit
It’s a runaway steamroller how are we to stop it
The best most manage to do is divert blame
and say I’m not it, PLEASE don’t let me do the same

trapped inside of my mind, like it’s the place to be
trying to make the most of this time, it slips away from me

I’m searchin for forgiveness
For myself first gotta get my self worth up
Years of doin hella dirt sellin work snortin work fucked me up
Watchin people that I loved getting murked getting cuffed
Get betrayed by the person that I trust
On a highway to my grave and it’s feelin hella rushed
Never say it never discuss
Trappin to support a habit d boy magick in the dust
Pills crushed like my spirit outta touch
Getting money outta bitches breakin hearts and burnin bridges
Tunnel vision I can’t see, take me out my misery
Between white girl and the whiskey I’m burnin thru currency
And I always gotta have more I can’t be alone with me

I self medicate
no escape
I have no time
I can’t get away
I have no time


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


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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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