Nothing Ever (Stays the Same)

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Shortly after I graduated with my Bachelors and dropped my first album, my life suddenly got real and I eventually was in a world of shit..... Like thousands of other jobless college graduates. Hence the premise for this entire project.

lyrics

Refrain
We've walked together down this winding road
Searching for something true
Together we grew
But now our journey has come to an end and it's on to something new
For me and you

Pre-verse
I'm back on it
A new day is dawning
The vigilante spawning
I got them evils cornered

I'm back on it
A new day is dawning
The vigilante spawning
I got them evils cornered

1:
But only a few understand
What goes on behind the scenes
Looking for the man that I'm trying to be
Trying to find my prime so I finally
Can do the things I planned when I was sixteen
Trying to stay clean, trying to stay lean
Like years ago when I was a Marine
Dynamic, I wont need a time machine
Just to be nostalgic, I focus on the here and now
Like my radio queens I got to Air It Out
Would be an earthquake if I ever fell harder
Elemental party starter
A kamikaze martyr
But instead rather be a dedicated pride marcher
Every lyric is taking you farther tomorrow
Who better than me who brings positivity thru pain?
Lying below the trenches.naked and through the rain
The government can try to take everything
But the people will rise to take it all back
And you can bet that
Put that on EVERYTHING
We may struggle but nothing ever stays the same

Refrain
We've walked together down this winding road
Searching for something true
Together we grew
But now our journey has come to an end and it's on to something new
For me and you

Backgrounds:
We're all searching
We're all searching
For something true
Yeah for something true!

Back on it back on it
Back on it back on it
Back on it

2:
Yeahhh Uh!
Break some weed Nigga
I got a story to tell
That starts a while ago with the breakup from hell
Got my Bachelors cuz still I excel
But the worries piled I couldn't really exhale
The income became minimal I scaled down
To a storage unit and a friend's couch
Finishing my LP, my single gets a nod
Let It B Known, I'm introducing myself own
No clique, small team, me and my cream
Mad interviews and drops to let em know what I.K.P. means
My grandmother passes, I'm by my mom side
Had to dig into the savings for the plane ride
Rivers were cried but that woman still shine
Even tho she had to bury two before her time
When I returned Florida ain't want me no more
The savings empty
Virginia-bound, I was unsure
Would I ever break even with constant debt
Slow job market meant my temp position brings no permanent checks
By New Years I was vexed
I did not leave my room when the ball dropped, feeling stressed
Music my only outlet and the verses pour
The only currency I had when I close the door
And you can bet that
Put that on EVERYTHING
We may struggle but nothing ever stays the same

Refrain
We've walked together down this winding road
Searching for something true
Together we grew
But now our journey has come to an end and it's on to something new
For me and you

Background:
Ain't it man...
Uh ain't it the truth?

Because we need it now
Because we need it now
Yeah
Come on!

Pre-verse
I'm back on it (eyyyy!)
A new day is dawning
The vigilante spawning
I got them evils cornered

I'm back on it (Rrrrrahhh!)
A new day is dawning
The vigilante spawning
I got them evils cornered
Ok

3.
Somehow I know where I'm supposed to be
But it's not exactly where I wanna be nahhh!
A lotta stories don't come with happy endings
If I have to suffer that fate
I won't shake
Long as positivity reigns I'm bringing new beginnings
Perhaps another billing
Maybe another inning
It can be a weird flux, with all the growing pains
From childhood to manhood, emotional angst
Jaded at the world for cards we're dealt
Play em the best we can
Don't wanna fold the hand
But the predicaments put our backs to the wall
Bankruptcy, divorce the future doesn't stall feel me?
Several doors close many others open
If you have faith you will be forced to notice (yeah!)
And you can bet that
Put that on EVERYTHING
We may struggle but nothing ever stays the same

Uh huh uh huh uh huh
I like that hunkE

Uh huh uh huh uh huh
I like that hunkE

And you can bet that
Put that on EVERYTHING
We may struggle but nothing ever stays the same

credits

from Executive Realness: Suite Independence, released November 11, 2013
Written By: Kenny “I.K.P.” Alvarez
Produced By: Marcus Hunke
Additional Arrangement By: Kenny “I.K.P.” Alvarez
Recorded At: Jamaica YMCA (Queens, NY), IKP's Parent's Crib (Norfolk, VA)
Recorded By: Kenny "I.K.P." Alvarez
Mixed By: Kenny “I.K.P.” Alvarez and Swanny River
Mastered By: Swanny River
Mastered At: SRMG Factory (Brooklyn, NY)
Publishing: 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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