AGAINST THE GRAIN
by The Inglorious Poet & DJ Rogue

United Kingdom

(Intro)
“Liiiiiiisten,
Roguie, I ain’t racing brah… I’m done man,
Cos I swear everybody just vying & competing for attention,
Instead of looking inside and seeking their own progression,
And whatever happens, happens,
I accept it”.

(Verse 1)
Listen, I am light, I am dark, I am ENERGY, you BEST BELIEVE,
Like CENTIPEDES I STEP WITH EASE across MANY SEAS,

SEEN MANY SCENES like Tarantino’s DIRECTING ME,
Still OPPORTUNITIES ELUDED ME, but ACCEPT was NEVER MEANT FOR ME,

NEVER MEANT TO BE not DESTINY,
Like following HELLA PEEPS under STRESS and on the QUEST just to GET THE P,

HEADs full of JEALOUSLY, obSESS with LESSER THINGS,
While I DESPERATELY search for Truth… that shit that DEADED KENNEDY,

And REST IN PEACE to all THOSE SOULS who BROKE THE MOULD,
Against the OCEAN’s FLOW, but still try to ROW the BOAT,

I come from a BROKEN HOME, but still somehow BROKE THE CODE,
When NOTIONS OVERLOAD, I GO SNAP on TRACKS like BROKEN BONES,

So HOLD the PHONE, whilst I FLOW heavy EXPRESS TRAINS,
HOT like JET FLAMES, but that’s so OBVious like WET RAIN,

My PEN GAME, LIKE PRIME Magnus WITH HIS CHESS PLAY,
Place me on any BEAT, BEST beLIEVE that’s CHECKMATE.

“Yea, best believe it, any beat
And honestly, I really don’t care about placing”.

(Verse 2)
Listen, I don’t PLAY, I go against the GRAIN, I reFUSE to RACE,
In this USELESS CHASE where we’re taught to DUPLICATE an’ ACCUMULATE,

Them OBSESSIVE POSSESSIONS, if you ain’t STEADY COLLECTING,
Then be BETTING CRETINS in our STUPID RACE could have you STRESSING,

Yea CHOOSE to STUPIDLY RUMINATE ’bout FOOLISHLY LOSING FACE,
Cos you haven’t acquired maybe that FRUITLESS TASTE,

For the GLITTER and GOLD, don’t DIMINISH your GOALS,
POST, Gram & TWITTER and GHOST, just DON’T FILTER your SOUL,

Posting for comments and DOUBLE TAPS, but let’s DOUBLE BACK,
This TROUBLED PATH to the beginning, we was fine with NONE of THAT,

Same goes for MUMBLE RAP… but times CHANGE,
They STRANGE like CUMBERBATCH, like Rambo WITH HIS DUFFLE BAG,

DRIFTING WRITING LYRICS trying to MIND MY BUSINESS SPITTING,
But can’t MIND MY BUSINESS, it’s MY BUSINESS to try to get you GUYS to LISTEN….

I’m about PEACE, love and UNITY, but TRUTHFULLY,
If these GUYS TRY MY IMMUNITY, then I’m all down for MUTINY

“I’m about it,
Load up the guns, pack the bats,
Maybe it’s time for the Warriors to come out to play”.
credits
released January 5, 2022
Lyrics – The Inglorious Poet
Producer – DJ Rogue
Mix – Jinxsta JX
Artwork – Monti Moltisanti