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Don't let a thing hold you back from your dreams. Tomorrow is not promised to ANYONE. Break free from the chains of society, Break free from your fears, Break free from people telling you that you can't.

lyrics

now this time
im taking all prisoners of society
and i'm setting yall free
now say

hook:
when i break-break free
there ain’t nothing in this world that’s gon hold me back
hold me back
ha-ha-hold me back
when i – when i break free
there ain’t nothing in this world that’s gon hold me back
hold me back
hold me back

verse 1:
ever since ya boy climbed out of the womb
i been looking, i been searching for an ounce of the booze
i remember having to pick the route i would i choose
leaving doubts as i grew stressed out from the crew
picture a nigga like me out to disprove
all the doubts out ya mouth that you tout in your moods
trying to put me down
(fuck it; i'm escaping)
like a fugitive skipping town
(fuck it; im escaping]
you gotta
be the change, that you wanna see
ever since i realized the path in front of me
i been running till my knee gave out
kept stuntin', never frontin; can't be flamed out
untamed with the gift
who knew this mane was equipped with the gab for the game
are you mad? what a shame
when im after the fame
on this track with the bang
i get brash as i lash on a lame

pre-hook:
i used to look to my inner self
sometimes wishing i was different male
in a different place, sippin a bit of ale
wit no concern for my mental health
like i was meant to fail
i searching for the light that lit the trail
i rather die than be trapped in a living hell

hook
when i break-break free
there ain’t nothing in this world that’s gon hold me back
hold me back
ha-ha-hold me back
when i – when i break free
there ain’t nothing in this world that’s gon hold me back
hold me back
hold me back

verse 2:
taking a trip out of my element
elementary evidence telling me never give into the pressures
my blessings are definitely heaven sent
just telling it out of my benevolence
that my four walls had a nigga feeling sheltered
all along anxiety was bubbling like seltzer
was always coming up short – keebler elf
but my chance finally came to hop up on the Delta
to explore my roots and shit
take in the knowledge of my past like a student's wish
little did i know there was a slew of chicks pursuing tricks
i wasnt used to it
i took a taste of the freedom, i was new to it
breaking rules, living loose like a lunatic
it was my way of escaping as i proved to win
my independence that i viewed as strength, because

pre-hook:
i used to look to my inner self
sometimes wishing i was different male
in a different place, never feeling stale
from the degradation of my mental health
like i was meant to fail
i was searching for the light that lit the trail
i rather die than be trapped in a living hell

hook
when i break-break free
there ain’t nothing in this world that’s gon hold me back
hold me back
ha-ha-hold me back
when i – when i break free
there ain’t nothing in this world that’s gon hold me back
hold me back
hold me back

verse 3:
when i rep for the fam
i will spit for Honduras
and i speak for Garifunas
gotta, keep it together for the clan
bring it home for the purists
cuz nobody cuts it deep as i
and i be well outside of ya little boundaries
a-stound-ing at the pound of the wicked down beat
trynna make it outta the rain
i gotta soar
speaking from the heart, feeling no remorse
give my people a message and tell 'em im a million miles away
if they wanna reach me then catch up
cuz im on my way to another galaxy;
im tired of being surrounded by so many slackers
then they got the nerve to judge me
but they'll never budge me
its funny how bitter quitters can't touch me
i put 'em thru the drudgery
and infiltrate their fears till they flustering

pre-hook:
i used to look to my inner self
sometimes wishing i was different male
in a different place, sippin a bit of ale
wit no concern for my mental health
like i was meant to fail
i searching for the light that lit the trail
i rather die than be trapped in a living hell

hook (OUT)
when i break-break free
there ain’t nothing in this world that’s gon hold me back
hold me back
ha-ha-hold me back
when i – when i break free
there ain’t nothing in this world that’s gon hold me back
hold me back
hold me back

credits

from [IGNORING] the [KNOWN] [PROTOCOL], track released September 19, 2011
Written By: Kenny “I.K.P.” Alvarez
Produced By: The Mid-Nite Productions Squad
(Kenny “I.K.P.” Alvarez, Major “Master Majj” Hamilton, Miles “MDJ 009” Jenkins)
Guitars: Shawn Unrath
Arrangement By: Kenny “I.K.P.” Alvarez
Recorded At: The MDJ Suite (Winter Park, FL)
Recorded By: Miles “MDJ 009” Jenkins
Mixed By: Swanny River (Brooklyn, NY)
Mastered By: Mark Karmatz
Mastered At: Insane Sounds Studios (Lauderhill, FL)
Published By: I.K.P. Affiliates Music (BMI)

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I.K.P. New York, New York

Born in East New York, BK...raised in Norfolk, VA. Veteran of the U.S. Marines. College Graduate with a Bachelor's in Music Business from Full Sail University. Single from upcoming album Ignoring the Known Protocol features the OutMusic Award-Nominated single "Let It B. Known". ... more

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