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Byrd (ft. Devin Burgess)

from Portfolio I: As Serious As Your Life by Ill Poetic

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Written and recorded at San Diego City College recording studio in 2019.


Since I love my verse on this so much, here is my verse (verse II):

Roses are red
Violets are blue as fuck
Poetry’s dead
I am on cue as fuck

Cry me a river of ice
Dive in and shiver
Freeze all your dreams and dye them all blue
Violence is cute as fuck (and)

Riots are vogue
I write in a mode
Of Miles’s mode
Words Shadow - long winded breaths
That hide in the notes
‘Tween augmented fifths
I’m fly as the rhodes
This song’s ending with
In minor scale
Light me a smoke
I inhale

Entrails of chemtrails across a shattered sky
My state of being’s in a place where it don’t matter why
What I thought was sacrifice would birth me back to life
The redshift of my expansion wholy magnified

I’d be ill advised to fill a rhyme with little lines
‘Bout acid trips but here goes:
I’m Mwandishi mixed with Syllicibin,

Pivot back, blueshifting on a major scale
Emerging from a year, wrists intact
Where Occam’s razor failed.

My stream of conscious stay,
Surfin’, wav.,
At a higher sample rate
I re-animate

On monochromatic fabric
Where I approach the color wheel
Like Coltrane’s circle of fifths
Kind-of erratic verses that trip
But perfectly fit
Feel me? I made it brail.
Per Iceberg, Bird Revelation, Dave Chappelle.

Inattentive in this attention economy
Penny pinching these policies
Too much tension inside of me
Keep a grip on my privacy
Do not mention or follow me

Tip of the iceberg
Dive in, it all sure shimmers inside of me,

It’s all in symmetry
If you ain’t gettin me
It’s probably me
My poetry’s dead
Lie flowers on top of me.


from Portfolio I: As Serious As Your Life, released August 17, 2021
Written, produced, mixed and mastered by Timothy "Ill Poetic" Gmeiner for SoundRzn Design.

Co-written by T. Gmeiner and D. Burgess
Additional vocals by Devin Burgess


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After over 15 years of boundary-pushing self-released albums, mash-ups, production work, graphic work, entrepreneurship and even curriculum development, Ill Poetic has developed a wide spectrum of creative tools and processes to express a range of thoughtful and honest work. ... more

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