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I wrote this song with the intention of peaking into my mind and hearing the voice of doubt and failure that that often plagues many artists including myself. The reason I named the track dumb smart nigga, is because it's a phrase I have been called and have heard for years in my community.

The guy who is so smart but can never seem to get his shit together, that is what you would call a dumb smart nigga. I feel Corina Corina really blessed the vocals to the hook and captured the emotion I was going for when creating the song.

Her work is very autobiographical, so it was only natural I have someone like come on and do something in that vein.

lyrics

Verse 1 intro
“You know what you should have in common with Hunter S. Thompson, Ernest Hemingway, and Kurt Cobain? It ain’t talent, should blow your brains out you Dumb. Smart. Nigga”!


Hook
My friends say I'm smarter than Them. Smarter than my friends ooooh.

So how come I'm not making their ends?

Their ennnnnds

They tell me I have everything, because I am aaaa king!

So why do I still feel like I got nothing?

Nothing, nothiiing. ...

Verse 1
I feel dangerously vulnerable, when I write songs like this
I feel like I’ll be judged, then hung for the shit
Because long as I’ve existed I won’t let people get close
I find myself alone, living life as a ghost
Can you blame me?! I mean I love living life
But there are moments I wish I have had my memory wiped
I’m no angel with its wings clipped within my own right
I’ve burned so many bridges with such tremendous force
You’d think I was a monster a living human torch
That wedged a gap bigger between life & corpse
I hurt the ones that I love, never the ones that deserve it
It’s enough to curse myself and start rethinking my purpose
My impulsiveness is like a fucking disease
motivated by the need to quench the thirst of my greed
Jumped to conclusions with a short burst of speed
My lack of self control has left scars that always seem to bleed

Verse 2 intro
You blinder than a muthafuckah! Can’t see shit to be shit! Do us all a favor, just walk off a roof you Dumb. Smart. Nigga!

Hook
My friends say I'm smarter than Them. Smarter than my friends ooooh.

So how come I'm not making their ends?

Their ennnnnds

They tell me I have everything, because I am aaaa king!

Why do I still feel like I got nothing?

Nothing, nothiiing. ...

Verse 2
Because I had perspectives different from the rest
My friends believed that I was destined for success
I suck at handling the stress rehearsals never dressed
subjected to the con I’m not fit to take the quest
But if I saw what others saw I’d be without the mess
But I’ve been told so many times that I ain’t worth shit
I’m ashamed to say a part of me started to believe in it
I’ve been told I’ve made things into more than what they are
Will I be old & gray, sitting at a bar
drunk & telling stories, about a falling star?
not playing with a full deck the joker in the cards
delusions of the slander, old habits die hard
I’ve hit rock bottom is escaping so bizarre?
I’ve walked many miles more than ones put on a car
I’ve slept on a beach without a home near or far
you dumb smart nigga, or whoever you are………

Verse 3 intro
Nigga you can’t tell your right from your left, what’s real or what’s fake, you ain’t good for nothing
you Dumb. Smart. Nigga!

Hook
My friends say I'm smarter than Them. Smarter than my friends ooooh.

So how come I'm not making their ends?

Their ennnnnds

They tell me I have everything, because I am aaaa king!

So why do I still feel like I got nothing?

Nothing, nothiiing. ...

Verse3

Devils in the details, angels in executing
My brain is fried, with my impulses electrocuting
A retina scan for the mind keeping my eyes open
Mass produce adrenaline keeping my drive potent
I’m not a dumb smart nigga! I'm dumb smart nigga! !
When I Iearned Jiu Jitsu they teach discomfort & pain
discomfort being achy joints bruises and strain
Pain is walls closing in no oxygen to the brain
The Grim reaper with the key unlocking the chain
When I suffered losses that made me take leave from the game
I suffered the emptiness of never facing the strain
reminded me of being paralyzed as a child
When I flew off my bike and laid in rocks in a pile
a discomfort that temporarily altered my style
But like Tetsuo in a Akira I picked my guts up
so there might be hope after all for this fuck up.

verse 3 Outtro: Maybe you starting to get it after all nigga, but once a dumb. Smart. Nigga, always a Dumb. Smart. Nigga.

Hook
My friends say I'm smarter than Them. Smarter than my friends ooooh.

So how come I'm not making their ends?

Their ennnnnds

They tell me I have everything, because I am a king!

Why do I still feel like I have nothing?

Nothing, nothing. ...

credits

from Gone is the illusion, released March 31, 2015

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A low key, O.D. Charles Barkley, a verbal Chuck Norris on beat. This best describes the sound on stage and recordings by Super King Armor. Always finishing with brutal efficiency on the mic, ugly! This coincides with his stage presence which is like 'Animal' from the muppets. A physical performer. He is verbose with his lyrics and brutally honest regarding life and how hes lived it. ... more

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