Take Control (prod. The Ronins)

from by Shai Mate



Sink or swim
As I blink I gotta understand it
As I inhale again
On the brink of another one demanding
That the future brings me to
The destination I dream of I dont mean to sound too corny
But Im clouded over cant keep up
With everything Im tryna do its difficult what I chose for
My life path Im right back on a ship society wont board
My father dont comprehend
All the energy that I gotta spend
Cause all he sees is that Im broke and sooner or later its gotta end

I hope eventually he'll see the bigger picture
And not just that I used to smoke and indulge myself in liquor

This the whole route of the problem
Im a creature like I am Golem
When I become the Lord Of The Rings
My pops will probably think its appauling
A foreign culture has taken over his sons mind
Just like an ulsar he cannot simply unwind
Also cause Im independent
Fuck a label Im a true decendant
Of one Lamont Coleman my old man he just dont get it


Its transparent Ima see it through cause its see through
A new invention innovate yourslef to be true
So by association your so prophetic your associated
With the definition of being real manifesting itself in motivation


I was born with a passion I cant cope with
Use the force of attraction and you wont slip
Even when your thinking your persuit is just a waste of time
See yourself as king for you to get into that state of mind

I needed a platform
For me to go ahead and catch more
Attention from the audience when the game is tryna cast more
Fake dudes just to fill a role
Not pay dues or be on the road
Cause all they're thinking about is how to get
To the top of the world like they're about to blow but no
I need to take it back to the roots in which we came from
Thats hard work and starved nights just learning how to make some
Tunes that you can relate to
Moves that you can debate to
Possibilities of a proper message what will it be that breaks through
Noone can know that shit
Just trust your gut and go for it
Michael Jordan only became the best
Because he missed those shots and knows that its
Only a matter of practice till sinking every basket
Jay Z didnt always smash hits in one take dont believe me go ask him





from Take Control, released April 29, 2014
Take Control (prod. The Ronins)

Produced by: Oliver Garret, Rob Edge, Matt Mills, and Shai Mate
Additional guitar by: Alex Gamble
Additional live claps by: Nimbus Students
Written and performed by: Shai Mate
Recorded by: Max Dishaw @Bodhi Tree Productions and by Shai Mate @The Rock Space



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Shai Mate Vancouver, British Columbia

Shai Mate grew up in Vancouver and was always surrounded by music like The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Abba, Michael Jackson, The beach boys etc. Lauryn Hill and Big L have become huge influences in his sound as of recent. He has begun to adopt Lauryn's expressiveness while incorporating Big L like flows. In the last 6 months Shai has grown immensely and Take Control is an amalgamation of that. ... more

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