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Five Minutes Effort

Computer genarated is my middle name
Doesn't really matter, when you got fortune and fame
I had standards once, it left while the money came
The names have been changed, but it's all the same
La la la on every station
Thoughtless singers through out the nation
Only hear real words on special occasion
All that really matters is the radio vibration
Bars of ivory are now plastic
Our true potential has been wasted
Learn to lip sync, dance dirty, and lose it
C'mon don't ya know anything 'bout music?
Yeah I know the new stuff was sh*t
It was also a top 40 hit
No need for a conscience or wit
All you need is chocolate skin and an auto-tune kit
Got a little bit heavy with that line
But who cares man, it rhymed!
When you're this big nothing's a crime
Smoking wads of cash, all I got is time
Brings a whole new meaning to money to burn
Pretend I'm your teacher for a sec, take a seat and learn
Where I come from borrowed is earned
We sleep to the poetry of the streets
Where they talk about girls like they're tasty meat
Bangin' on your doors, we're the farthest from discreet
Ring the bell in the night, with masks on, trick or treat
But look, now we famous, kissing babies, they think we sweet
Cry us a river cause our lives are SO hard
Barely even know where to start
Our lyrics come from inside the heart
They're wanting out cause it's cold and dark
Takes real skill to do what I do
Convincing all these lies to be true
They gave me the check so I followed through
I'm too deep in it to just undo
A moment in the studio is called work
Got a sore throat, my vocals hurt
Our next track is gonna sound so absurd
But I bet it'll make it big cause it's rap
The result of five minutes effort

NOTE: I don't normally swear when I write (or even in real life). However I felt it necessary to help get my message across. Also I wanted to challenge myself doing a rap/freestyle.

Copyright © Timothy Hicks

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  1. Date: 4/18/2013 7:06:00 AM
    yeah, it is so sad to see the musics nowadays. too many uh..come on... and yeah... but shallow meaning. this one is interesting and so true.. all u need is choco skin and auto tune. :DD

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 4/18/2013 8:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Glad you enjoyed. Music is a big topic for me, and it makes me angry when so little thought or effort is put into a lot of modern music.
    Minardi Avatar Dinda Minardi
    Date: 4/18/2013 7:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    btw check on ur mail.
  1. Date: 4/16/2013 7:14:00 AM
    By the way I added this one to my favorites.

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 4/17/2013 1:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I am honored to be apart of your favorites list.
  1. Date: 4/16/2013 7:12:00 AM
    La la la on evry station. You missed the Y why did you miss the y?? Sorry I couldn't resist;0). Now to my real comment, this is flipping fantastic Timothy wow wow wow!

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 4/17/2013 1:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I typed this in haste from my sketchbook, and I've already corrected several typos through out it. Thanks for pointing out one that I missed! And of course I'm happy you liked it so much!
  1. Date: 4/16/2013 4:03:00 AM
    You did well Timothy, It's hard what you did in 5 minutes. Before my writers block, all my writes were fast pace writes. I envy your style. ~*~SKAT

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 4/17/2013 1:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I don't always write super quick... but this one came out surprisingly smooth. Glad you enjoyed it...