Real​.​Beautiful​.​MUSiC

by Keith Phelps

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Debut album from independent artist KEiTH PHELPS

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released February 13, 2015

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: DAVID EDWARDS, KEITH PHELPS, VERONICA KELLY
MASTERING: STEVE CARAO FOR SAGE AUDIO
ADDITIONAL ENGINEERING: FELA ROSS, KIYA LACEY, JONATHAN ANGLIN, RYAN JARVIS
MANAGEMENT: DontMindmE ENTERTAINMENT
SAMPLE CLEARANCE: DontMindmE ENTERTAINMENT
A&R: DAVID EDWARDS
CREATIVE DIRECTION: KEITH PHELPS, DAVID EDWARDS, SHAVONN BLUEITT, JOSEPH LANGFORD
PHOTOGRAPHY: JOSEPH LANGFORD FOR J.LANGFORD & BATES & ALEX ONANA FOR VINTAGE KING AUDIO
GRAPHIC DESIGN: SHAVONN BLUEITT FOR CIPHER 48


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SPECIAL THANKS:

I want to thank Jesus for choosing me for such serious subject matters to deliver to people. I dedicate this project to you. It has been an absolute growth process from the mixtape to this album. Without you I am nothing but wasted human effort.

Mom: Thanks you for always challenging me to do and be better.

Dad: Thanks for giving me something that I can now give the world to enjoy.

Dave: Thanks for being the older brother that I never had and sticking with me through my maturation stages. I know the ride has been everything but smooth. I’m more than glad to call you friend and manager.

Veronica: I don’t know what I would do without your friendship. Your involvement in my career and life has been an absolute God-sent blessing. Love u “Auntie Shug”

Jamal: I want to thank you for being my friend and respecting me when it wasn’t easy for you at all. Says alot about you as a young man. As always, I appreciate your creativity and your contributions to my projects. You’re simply greatness in the making



Ellis: You surprise me with the slappin’ beats you send and always end up contributing to some of my most meaningful songs. Thanks for your lighthearted nature and willingness to help me along my journey.

Shavonn: Thank you for taking this project and making it your own. You’re creative insight is insanely inspiring and I’m blessed to have the opportunity to work with someone such as yourself.

Gary, Dre, JJ, LJ, JD, & G.M.: The Polk is strong on this one! Appreciate all of yall helping me as an artist & lending your abilities towards my calling. #863

Kiya: I still trip listening to “Us”...to think that you wrote and sang that at 17. You have a whole life of greatness awaiting you. Keep up the good work

Ryan: Recording your record was probably one of the fondest memories of GRAMMY Camp. Thanks for letting me flip that record...like foreal...thats probably one of my favorite samples. You were an absolute pleasure to work with.

Seats: I can’t thank you enough for the countless industry talks and overall inspiration. Your involvement in my life and career has been a recurring source of motivation. So glad to see you in the credits on this project.

Dana: Thanks for just being there. You are one of the few that I can legitimately call a friend.

Antonio: Thanks for picking up the phone. Its always a good feeling to know that your best friend from elementary school...is still your best friend.

Hamilton: So, you had to go and write one of the most epic songs of all time….so epic that I couldn’t leave it alone. Dude you inspire me year after year to be a better Christian and to dig deeper as a musician. Such a blessing to share one more record with you.

Ben: All your random phone calls from overseas are greatly appreciated. All your words stick with me more than you’ll ever understand. You’ll always be my brother. Stay safe and I’ll see you when you come home!

Tony: Thanks for your honesty & support man...It has truly helped me to see life in a very different light.

Pat: Thanks for everything man. From letting me crash at your place to good conversation and turn-ups in Vegas. Couldn't have done a lot of this without your help. Congrats on the new wife and baby and I wish you nothing but continued success. "You better believe it!"


The GRAMMY Foundation: Kristen, David, & Joe...5 years later and you all are still contributing to my career. I appreciate your willingness to help and you all considering my work a priority.

AND TO ALL THE FANS AND SUPPORTERS THAT CONTINUOUSLY SUPPORT ME AND OTHER INDEPENDENT ARTISTS

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Keith Phelps is a 25 year old Independent artist from Indianapolis, Indiana. If you're a little late to the KEiTH PHELPS show, don't worry you get a pass this time. Phelps has three projects on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify. Keith Phelps is as a person and an artist that takes you on a journey no other major or independent artist has ever taken you before. ... more

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Track Name: Intro / Maybe
INTRO
What if the music industry didn't exist?
What if you could work with who you wanted, when you wanted and be compensated accordingly?
What if you could be vulnerable in your music about love and life without being chastised for it?
What if the days of chasing major record labels and artists for placements were over...and everyone was coming to you?
What if you could reference the only living God and what he means in your life and be publicly vindicated?
What if there were no rules to this musical playground?
Well..... (x3)
You'd have.....REAL. beautiful. MUSiC

VERSE
I said no more waiting
No more hunting for placement
And no more of ya’ll throwin my classics out on the pavement
Consider this a press conference
Let me make a statement
Music’s almost extinct
Dead and gone, a bunch of cavemen

Was workin’ hard to be the next Tim or Ye
I said “I'm bout to be the king of this production game.”
No matter who I sent the beats to, man it still wasn’t right
I guess them Def Jam sessions shoulda changed my life

But nah….slight change a plans
Want y'all to understand
That I don't need to be put on by no other man
Cuz I got everything I need right here in my hands
A classic record, loyal fans, phorever packin’ out the stands

I’ll start this independent revolution
And since I'm leading this, I’m bouta write the constitution
Outlaw the slavery and end the prostitution
Making sure the corporate pigs get the proper retribution

In conclusion, maybe they won’t ever play me on MTV
Maybe the industry won't ever co-sign me
I'm still guaranteed success
Homie you gon’ see
Because the fact still remains that my destiny was never a maybe

Never a maybe
I said my destiny was never a maybe
Never a maybe (x2)
Track Name: I'm Sorry
VERSE
I'm sorry for the way that I dress
And I'm sorry for the fact that we met
And I'm sorry for the way that I think
I'm sorry for the things I believe

I'm sorry that I loved you so much
And I'm sorry you didn't love me enough
I'm sorry you don't see past yourself
I'm sorry that ur all by yourself

I'm sorry that I wasn't quite cute enough
Sorry that my money wasn't long enough
It seemed no matter what I couldn't do enough
I'm sorry that my lovin’ wasn't good enough

I'm sorry you can't handle real love
And I'm sorry that your hearts messed up
And I'm sorry that your life's been rough
I'm sorry that there's no more us

HOOK
Baby I'm sorry
Sorry (x3)

VERSE
I'm sorry for all the things that I bought
And I'm sorry for how much they all cost
And I'm sorry that I had to cut you off
I'm truly am sorry for your loss

I'm sorry that you’re blocked from my phone
And I'm sorry had to leave you alone
And I'm sorry I ignore your emails
(I feel sorry for these childish females)

I'm sorry that you get by on your looks
And I'm sorry that you faker than you look
And I'm sorry you don't want a gentlemen
And I'm sorry, tell me why I'm here again?

I'm sorry that u get the cold shoulder
I'm sorry that we couldn't start over
I'm sorry, no you can't come over
I'm sorry, this relationship is over

HOOK
Track Name: X
VERSE
Have you ever missed your ex
And I hate the fact that you do?
Please don't look at me all funny
Ya’ll done all been in my shoes

I mean lets just face it
I just want a replacement
For that fine female I used to grab by the waist and
I still be lookin’, still be lookin’ at your Instagram
Just to see if you done went and found another man
I thought this was love’s aftermath but now I understand
That it’s just my emotions in full effect and in motion

PRE-CHORUS
It’s just sometimes I just miss the item
And not the individual
Saying things that I don’t mean
And girl it’s kinda pitiful
I don’t really want you, just a relationship ritual
Just because you’re beautiful don’t mean that you ain’t typical

HOOK
You just an ex...X
(Why can't I get that through my head)
You just an ex...X
(Breakin’ up was for the best)
Baby girl you just an ex...X
(Nothing more and nothing less)
You just an ex...X
Baby girl you just a...

VERSE
Extra in my movie
But dang, you was a cutie
And when I really think about it
You ain’t mean much too me
And you don't seem too upset
I guess it was all mutual
And you already with someone else
We only broke up two months ago

Lesson learned
Need to relax like a perm
Wait on somethin’ long term
Dating like this is absurd
Everytime I try to call, I keep on getting transferred
Guess its best that these messages stay unheard
See girl because…
PRE-CHORUS
HOOK (x2)
BRIDGE
Weren't meant to be lets face it
Months worth of feelings wasted
Shoulda took things slow & waited
We ain’t have no patience
Now girl everything done faded

Then again who knows
How far we could have gone?
Could have been beautiful
Guess that we’ll never know

We’ll never know cuz’ girl…

HOOK
Track Name: Patience
INTRO
Can I keep it real? (4x)

VERSE
Now if you only understood how good she looked
And if you was standin’ in my position man, I swear you would
Not concerned about the future when this feels so good
Now I’m stressin with all the consequences like I knew I would

HOOK
Jesus please give me some patience
Cuz’ I don't wanna wait, I don’t wanna wait
No, I don’t wanna wait
I'm lackin’ self control and patience
Need you to send some my way
Before I make more stupid mistakes
Tryna find help before it's too late

I need some patience
Cuz’ I don't wanna wait, I don’t wanna wait
No, I don’t wanna wait
I'm lackin’ self control and patience
Need you to send some my way
Before I make more stupid mistakes
Tryna find help before it's too late
I need some...

VERSE
I don't smoke
I don't drink
But it's hard for me to stay out them sheets
Strugglin’ please believe
Abusing some notoriety
Tryna go to bed with every girl that be eyein‘ me

I be over there talkin’ bout
“Hey girl what’s yo name, tryna get in yo brain”
She played a couple songs off my mixtape
Then asked if she could hear me sing
Then I replied, “I'll sing to you elsewhere”
“Plannin’ to sweat out your hair”
At the point where honestly I don't care

HOOK

BRIDGE
Lord, please give me some patience
As much as I don’t like the waitin’
I don't wanna deal with the drama
Of dealin’ with a baby mama
I promise when You spoke, I heard ya
This lesson You teachin’ I'm learnin
I don't wanna go to the doctor
And have to find out that I'm burnin’

The pleasures of sin for a season
You told me no for a reason
Work on becoming a man with a life that is pleasin’
Homie, quit all of yo schemin‘
Appetite is no excuse for that lifestyle
That's life low to the pavement
Need a little bit more of that self control
And a whole lot more of that patience

HOOK
Track Name: U Ain't Slick
VERSE
U won't even mention that U taken
Baby, U sadly mistaken
U be reppin’ for the thirst nation
At the function half-naked
Highest bidder in the room make an offer
(What she gon‘ do?)
Please believe she gon’ take it
Five minutes ain't went past the clock yet
And U already lookin’ for prospects

PRE-CHORUS
Girl U ain't slick
U kno what U doin
No U ain't slick
Girl who U think U foolin?
U ain’t slick
Ain't that yo man over there?
U need to go worry bout him over there
Eyes all wide while U starin’ over here
If U ain't happy just leave
But don't even think U gon’ run to me

HOOK
I ain't no side dude, no sidekick
No U can't even be my side chick
And it's obvious U with another man
But swear U on that wifey tip
Girl U ain't slick
Stop playin games
Ain't that yo boyfriend over there callin yo name?

VERSE
Now this goes out to them other girls
That can't be by themselves
In the post tryna catch a rebound
When your hearts with someone else
Homie if U get the opportunity
(Let me tell U, what she gon‘ do)
Gon waste all yo time
She gon’ pull up to the drive-thru
And try to order U on the side

PRE-CHORUS

HOOK

BRIDGE
Baby girl, I know U fine
But U gotta stick to one man at a time
Girls like U can turn a prince to a frog
Turn good dudes to a dog
Tryna front like U helpless
When U just bein’ selfish

HOOK

PRE-CHORUS

HOOK (2x)
Track Name: What Is It?
PRE-CHORUS
Is it an unction?
Is it a feelin?
Is it the huggin?
Or is it the kissin?

Is it the late nights?
Is it the reason why I wanna talk all night?
The reason why I gotta have you in my life?
I'm pretty sure that this is what we call love...right?

HOOK
I just wanna find what real love is
And I just wanna know what real love is
Can somebody tell me what real love is?
Can somebody show me what real love is?

VERSE
We know love conquers all
Its the very thing that took the Savior to the cross
Seems like the hardest thing to find on this earth
Is true love between him and her

Everybody wants some
Seems so hard to find it
Looking back on my life
Wish I could rewind it
Let you in my space
Cuz you had a pretty face
See my self-esteem was low
My own self I didn't know
After every single kiss
Still there's emptiness
We don't really like each other much
Addicted to the lust
Guessin that is why I want you back
After we break up
Listen, can we both just keep it real?
Baby, none of this is real

BRIDGE
Maybe you didn't have a father in your home
And maybe that's why you can't stand to be alone
And maybe in your childhood, “I love you” was rarely said
Maybe that's why you try to find love in somebody’s bed
(I need that real love)

Need someone to love me, love me inspite of my faults
Love me for who I am and everything I’m not
(I need)
Someone that is honest
That will just tell me the truth
Someone that won’t take my heart and discard it as used

VERSE
I came to terms with truth I won't front
I done dealt with lots of women but I ain't been in love
See it's a whole lot deeper than a kiss and a touch
Deeper than the time spent and the emotional rush

See cuz, soulmates they are a gift from above
So don't expect to find one by way of stumble or luck
Cuz when He sends the right one, won’t be an ounce of a doubt
Bumped my head a few times while tryna figure this out

PRE-CHORUS

HOOK
I just wanna find what real love is
(Cuz it ain’t a feelin)
And I just wanna know what real love is
(Cuz it ain’t a feelin)
Can somebody tell me what real love is?
(It ain’t the reason why I wanna talk all night)
Can somebody show me what real love is?
(It‘s just the selfless choice to give your heart and life)
Track Name: Conversation
VERSE
Said Ooo, girl
I see you playin’ hard to get
But ooo, girl
We ain't even got there yet

You got me all wrong, girl
See I ain't like them other dudes
Just need you to relax, girl
Can a brotha just converse with you?


PRE-CHORUS
I just wanna have a conversation
Just wanna see where your head is
Not where ur bed is
Can we have a conversation?
Cuz the fornicatin’ only complicates it

You know I ain't tryin' to hurt nobody
I'm after yo mind girl, not yo body
So keep your mind open
Don't know if you noticed
No ulterior motives
I just need a moment

(Real quick)

HOOK
I just wanna talk to you, talk to you
Baby, can I talk to you
I just wanna talk to you, talk to you
Baby, can I talk to you
Oh, can I talk to you, talk to you
I just wanna talk to you
Baby, can I talk to you, talk to you
Cuz I just wanna talk to you


VERSE
I know this ain’t the way that you’re used to
Cuz a lot of other men tried to use you
And it's unfortunate that that's what you’re used to
I can see what you been through

Just wanna get to know you better
Maybe exchange a few letters
Somethin' like Words with Friends

And baby understand, not necessarily tryna be your man

PRE-CHORUS

HOOK (2x)
Track Name: Last One
HOOK
Baby girl I’ma tell you now
That you been on my mind for quite a while
The way you carry yourself, I love your style
And if you got a little time can I take you out?

See girl, you is a bad one
Got yourself together
Never had one
With so much wife potential
More than past ones
When I said it, girl I meant it
Baby, I'm tryna make sure you the last one

VERSE
Girl I’m so interested and I had to let you know
That you’re so beautiful
And what you got is so untouchable
Yea, Yea
I’m catching feelings and I ain’t afraid to let em’ show
Loving you is worth the risk, I’m just gon’ let it flow
Lets take our time and do it right, give it some time to grow

Baby girl, just tell me if you down to roll

HOOK

VERSE
I'm guessin’ you are used to games
Overplayed by lames
And you probably think I sound cliche
And after you endure the pain
And your hearts been strained
You probably think we all are the same

Guess I'm the messenger and I just came to let you know
If I'm worth your time then take the risk don't let me go
Don't punish someone new because of those you had before
I can feel your apprehension more and more

Now, I done dealt with them broads
And you done dealt with canines
Seem like we both fed up
So I ain't even gon’ waste your time
Ain't gonna ask you to trust me
Cuz I know that's gon’ take some time
Can't say I won't hurt you
Gon’ make mistakes in this life

And what's the point of all this
All the textin’ all the callin
Evading real situations
As if true love is the problem
I'm lookin’ to finalize like a period, girl no comma
Longevity and legitimacy
All without the drama

HOOK

BRIDGE
Ok, now fellas put your hands in the air, if you tryna make her your last one
Ladies, put your hands in the air, if you lookin’ to be his last one
Baby girl, put your hands in the air, if you lookin’ to be my last one
Baby girl, put your hands in the air, tryna make you my last one

HOOK
Track Name: All This Time
VERSE
We were always childhood friends
Solid homies to the end
But this time things are so different
I think I’m in love with you
You told me that you were, too
And this is blowing my mind

HOOK
All this time I’ve known you
Never thought that you would be
My baby, my baby

And all this time I’ve known you
Never thought that you would be
My baby, my baby

VERSE
I’ll never forget that day
Wouldn’t have it any other way
I told you I had to have you
And you became my closest friend
Said you’d be there til’ the end
And everyday with you gets sweeter

HOOK (2x)

(RAP)
Listen...I be tryna make that timeless music
I'm talkin barbecue, reunion, electric slidin' music
The kind that make yo granny get up and 2-step
Baby girl, get you a plate before there ain't no food left

Cuz my cousins be eatin’
And they all dyin’ to meet you
One of my aunties can't cook
So she just bringin' pizza
Other auntie so nosey, all up in my business
Tryna figure out who this pretty thang is with me

See cuz they can tell I'm really tryna hold on to this one
All these family holidays, no we never gon’ miss one

Cuz I want you stick around and forever enjoy the sounds of family laughter
Together forever, as we turn the page of these chapters
History that we built just makes the feeling so natural
Future lookin great, if it's anything like our past was

Cousins screamin "Keith got a new boo!"
And I'm still trippin' that it ended up bein’ you,
See Cuz…

HOOK
Track Name: Got Me Hooked
VERSE
When I see you I can barely speak
And I can't move I'm malfunctioning
Girl your love soothes me
And with I'm with you it feels like we're in a movie
Baby, your love is unconditional
And your touch is unforgettable
And baby, life is just so beautiful
As long as I spend it with you
That is why

HOOK
I can’t
Stop the way I feel about you, girl
You stay on my mind
And I can’t help the way I feel
Cuz girl you got me hooked
Girl you got me hooked and

I can’t
Stop the way I feel about you, girl
You stay on my mind
And I can’t help the way I feel
Cuz girl you got me hooked
Girl you got me hooked on you

VERSE
Baby, I'm tryna make a world where it's just
Me and you
Together building something that's so sweet
Something so strong that nothing can take this away from me

Baby here's my heart, girl you can have it all
Cuz I know this thing ain’t gon’ ever fall
And I know that life’s gon’ be so beautiful
As long as I spend it you, that is why

HOOK

BRIDGE
See girl, you got me hooked
Got me hooked
Got me hooked on you, baby
Got me hooked (2x)
Got me hooked on you, baby

See, I don’t want nobody else
Want you to myself
And the way I feel, girl I just can’t help
Such a privilege to have you as my lady
Cuz you got me hooked on you baby

HOOK
Track Name: Us (feat. Kiya Lacey)
KIYA
It seems like I’m here all alone
We just sit around the house when you are home
And then you goin’ out for long hours
Guess I’m second to the homeboys
You ridin’ round and you gettin it
But can’t bring me no flowers

KEITH
Baby, you over reacting
You should be an actress
Stellar performance
Sometimes you so annoying

Used to love to wear this ring
And now I seldom enjoy it
And I just really need you to
Shutup, when you talkin to me

PRE-CHORUS
I feel like sometimes, you just don’t care

HOOK
Although sometimes you make me wanna pull my hair out and go crazy
It seems like things are so difficult and been real hectic lately
You can forget about me
Forget about you
But don’t forget about us

KIYA
Cold, is the shoulder that you will get
But after all, we made a promise to never stop, to never quit
You say that you love me but you steady pushin’ my buttons
Keep up this little attitude, you’ll be knocking on my bedroom door
It was open but I’ll close it
Past the honeymoon stage yeah, we’re fairly new
Don’t think I’m completely tired of you

Um...yes, we’ve had our ups and our downs
But you still the king of this house
Never remove your crown

I wish vexatious moments turned to tender kisses
The greatest moment in my life is when you made me your misses
So please don’t fool around with my heart
I’m still the same woman you used to take on walks at the park

So hold my hand, take a picture
Kiss me on the cheek
Show me that you want me
Am I still intriguing?
You say, you wanna be in this forever
Don’t let me down
Hold me down
Treat me like your treasure
Yes sir, I love you but...

PRE-CHORUS

HOOK (2x)

BRIDGE
Now, let me ask you if you still remember this real quick
I...I take you
In sickness and health, just us boo
Through the honeymoon stage and the pain too
Unbreakable bond, a couple kids too
No matter what, you know we always gon’ be together
I stick around for the worst while I wait on the better
I chose you, see cuz you was a keeper
Now, promise me you’ll always keep that ring on your finger?

HOOK
Track Name: Still Keep Lovin' (feat. Hamilton Hardin)
HOOK
Keep lovin’
Keep lovin’
Just love them if they love or not

Just love them if they love or not
Cause’ it makes the Father smile

VERSE
These days we all got reservations
Drownin’ in our state self-preservation
Won't let nobody in but the sign says, “Vacant”
The chance of bein’ hurt again we just can't take it

So we use people, friendships we fake em’
Pass on matrimony, still want consummation
Or handle it ourselves porn & masturbation
Look at how escapism shaping the nation

We rather sit far from legitimacy
As long as we can dodge the vulnerability seat
You see, the hardest thing to do when we bout to eat
Is set the best table then offer Judas a seat
But if I live this way, won't have to hurt no more
Don't have to deal with people bein’ a jerk no more
My hearts all cashed out, I'm not the clerk no more
And even when you feel like your heart don't work no more
You just...

HOOK (2x)

(VERSE)
I used to work with a group of guys
Sometimes, I wish we really coulda saw eye to eye
Even got the chance to work with one of my heros
And had to watch that bridge burn like Rome & Nero
Made a lot of beats for people I really believed in
Them people only stayed in my life for a season
Being loyal to the truth can seem like treason
When it looks like it's just personal reasons

But I ain't gon act like I wasn't at fault
Like I didn't inflict wounds and season em’ with salt
That's the price of living life with passion
They feel the weight of your decisions, even bad ones
And even if y'all trash bag my name like Glad ones
Or do an interview and tell em all why you mad, son
Ima still forgive you just as it never happened
And follow both of Jesus only 2 commandments
You know the ones where He be tellin’ us to...


HOOK (2x)

BRIDGE
I shave often now, I'm far from the nappy
But I still wanna make You happy
Even if that means lovin those with all that malintent
I just wanna behold a smile from you that's heaven sent
Because it

Makes the father smile (8x)

HOOK
Track Name: Phorest 4 the Trees (feat. Godchild & G.M.)
VERSE
I understand that I could be achievin’
Instead of all this schemin’
If I would start believin’
In His redemptive bleedin’

I know that I've been chosen
Sometimes, can't seem to focus
I just need a few moments
Away from my emotions

Oh...I'm not supposed to live like this
Oh...However did it get like this?
Cuz the choices that I'm makin’
Contradict what You created
I been strivin’ your greatness
Sadly mistaken...

Cuz sometimes, I can't see the phorest for the trees, y'all
I know I need schedule an appointment with the one who knows and sees all
So I can tell Him, “Thank you for Your love”
“Thank you for Your grace”
I know I should be spending more time seeking Your face
Lord, I'm asking You to please put my heart in the right place

GODCHILD
I ain’t tryna front
I’m sick, full of sin
Yea, I need a full dose of Jesus medicine
Deep down inside, I wanna be a righteous man
Without You on the inside, I’m not a righteous man

Oh...I make mistakes, fall in these traps
So I’m seekin your face cuz I need a map
I can’t see through the thickness of the trees
I’m asking you to please take the blinders off of me

HOOK

BRIDGE
Your forgiveness, what I need
Only thing that helps me see
I just need to talk to You
Just a closer walk with You

See You always been there for me
But I haven’t been the greatest friend to You, lately
Priorities are wrong, but You keep blessing me
Just need you to provide a little clarity

HOOK
Track Name: No Place Like Home (feat. Ryan Jarvis)
INTRO
Can we stop time at today?
Make the clock’s ticks go away
And make everything stay the same
So that tomorrow’s not a new day

VERSE
Don't nobody do the things that Granny do
And don't nobody make waffles like Nanny do
I got the coolest grandad in the world yo
The man rock J's while he tweet on his iPhone

I got mad love for the cousins Tiffany, Brittany,
Ashley, Adrienne, and Kendal Witty
I never thought I'd ever move away from the city
I'm glad to see the Nap is still rockin’ with me

So messed up when I moved away
Everything I ever knew was taken away
Move to a new city and nothing's the same
That's why fly home to cherish the holidays

Understand that I love y'all, miss y'all,
And I couldn't ever imagine my life being without y'all.
No matter how far away
Y’all know I'm just flight or a phone call away

CHORUS
And oh...I’ll miss you
When tomorrow comes
To take you away
And oh...I’ll be here to guide you home
To guide you home
(No place like home)
To guide you home
(No place like home)

VERSE
Lets take em’ back
Yea, remember Lafayette Square was the place to be at?
Chicken rings at White Castle that was my crack
Circle City Classic, don't forget The Expo
3703 that was my house yo
Big shout out to my IPS kids,
Washington Township & all the Pike kids
Mexican, Black folks and all the White kids
We all from the Nap, yessir we all is

I miss all the people, I be missin’ the snow
Miss the simpler lifestyle, thought you should know
I still miss New Augusta and O.C.C.
‘preciate all the Hoosiers that's supporting me

Man it ain’t no question
If the globe had a place called heaven
It would be none other than the 3-1-7
Lets go

CHORUS (2x)

TAG
To guide you home...to guide you home (3x)
Track Name: One Day
VERSE
One day, I‘ma be sittin’ at the table
A million or two sold all without a label
Honesty, integrity, no under the table
And didn't shake hands with the devil, no fable

Tryna watch the awards with no cable
Can't even tell who’s winnin’, the picture so unstable
A baby in the game that hopped out the cradle
He want his own crib and be able to feed his face, yo

But for now I stay in the back room
This game been dead, King Tuts tomb
They tried to pause my career, I pressed resume
And came back without the industry costume
Fresh as a bride groom
‘Til death do us part, boo





Looked in the mirror...said, “Music, I love you”
It's just this whole industry thing, I can’t do
Any way we could kill that and keep you?

I gotta be honest, I can’t front man
I got a lil bit of cheese and tried to stunt, man
And yet, they only hired me to be the stuntman
You know, the one that be doin all the work, man

No value to the conversation unless it‘s cash and
Now I understand stand why they all soundin’ brash
See I only made a little, they still tryna tax ‘em
Account so dry that the ATM was laughin’

So where the people tryna dream like me?
That think like me and see like me
That wake up every morning, unaccomplished dreams
It seems like everybody else is way ahead of me
But everybody sayin‘, “You gon’ make it, dawg”
With all these bills due, I gotta find a job
See the truth be told, no I don't have a fan mob
Got keys to success, somebody stole door knob

One day, I‘ma be right in front of the camera
And I won't have to ride around in the Camry
Make sure I that credit Christ accordingly
At the restaurant, my treat
Are you ordering?
Pass on that fortune and famous
Produced by "the greatness", If I gotta stay nameless
The Lord gave it to em so the haters can’t phase em’
KEiTH PHELPS is a beast
And you never gon’ tame em’ or contain him

CHORUS (2x)
One day I‘ma be sittin’ at the table
Cuz I refuse to be treated like a slave, yo
Sittin’ here with your dreams left in back room
Where you wait for the industry to feed you

TAG
I can't wait for this industry to feed me (3x)
Especially when I know that this industry, it needs me
Yea...this industry, it needs me (4x)
Track Name: Numb
We may need mouth to mouth
Not sure if we're alive
We usually fake a heart beat
For the sake of vital signs
Extended loving arms
From which we typically will run
Don't try to show us love
We won’t see it ‘cause we numb

Don't try to show us love
We won’t see it ‘cause we numb
Don't try to give us love
We won't feel it ‘cause we numb
Don't try and change a thing
Because what’s done is really done
We searchin’ for our souls
Because our heart’s so cold and numb

We start out going hard
Believing in our hearts
That passion and some talent's what we needed from the start
Then come bad broad distractions
Sexual transactions
And sleep deprivation due to moral cancellation

We never been the one to hit the drugs or the bottle
But since the pressure’s on we hit em both full throttle
A lot in the morning
A little more in the day
And plenty more at night to try and wash the pain away

And then we go to church
‘Cause healing’s what we’re seekin’
But everything we're dealing with,
Is far from what they're preachin’
They said, “God is good,”
Jumped around and then they sang
And yet, we left in same position that we came

We wear the latest fashion
With an undyin’ passion
Wantin’ to be normal
When that’s never gonna happen
We never say a word and yet, we know we need help

In a room full of people and yet, we're all by ourselves

Seems like the deeper that I get, nobody truly seems to care
And for a every real person, fifty fake ones are there
They know how long how long you've wanted this
They see it in your eyes
Your whole career in front of you
And the price is compromise

I called up my mom, I wasn't sure if this was worth it
She told me not to quit and that I still had a purpose
And in the midst of all the disappointment and the hurtin’
That the good Lord was still behind the scenes steady workin’

See the entertainment industry is full of broken people
Abandoning their morals ‘cause their self esteem is feeble
Money super long
Buying up the bar
Exclusive clothes and cars
Just to be worshipped like a god

But this will never ever be the healing to the wounds
Of a rejected soul that used to cry in their room
That wasn't ever smart enough
That wasn't ever good enough

That didn't have a dad to ever tell them they were man enough

I gotta thank God because He opened up my eyes
Perceived setbacks were just a blessing in disguise
Showed me that this industry is just a hell hole
And that the only way I'd make it out
Is if he made me whole
Now I'm no longer cold
I can feel my heart again
And now I've been reminded why I'm doin this again

To keep my same morals
Despite the level of fame
I'm hear to win souls
I'm hear to change the game

My hearts no longer numb
So I can't keep this to myself
See I've been given life so I can help somebody else
To free the people from this life of superficial vanity
And spread the truth that Christ is the only means of sanity

I don't need mouth to mouth
I know that I'm alive
Don't have to fake a heart beat
For the sake of vital signs
See my soul has been restored
Yea the misery is done
I’m no longer like this industry
My hearts no longer numb
Track Name: Much More Remix
VERSE
I get it
I get it now
Why it took so long to get here
And why I had to wait behind the scenes for all of these years
Opinionated outspoken
Run my mouth with no fear
And even though I keep it real
I wanna make this clear

I never wanna be on MTV
Talkin bout the president don’t like ethnicity
And I don't ever wanna step on another mans dreams
Just because the both of us got conflicting beliefs

I guess because I love The Lord
That means I gotta sing gospel
And if I write anything else
The saints will treat me so awful
Really wanna trust people
Wanna be more thoughtful
Instead of bein’ defensive
And verbally hostile

Now, is that possible
When everybody is so volatile
Tryna return and get right like a son thats prodigal
I guess I got a different set of dues to pay
And thats the very thing that made me who I am today

HOOK
Said its been a long time comin yall (2x)
And I got so much more to go
Much more to go (2x)

VERSE
Went from playin the kit to the keys
Keys to the beats
And now, I lace bars on beats from E. Seats
Yea, people still sweatin’ from all my old heat
And yea haters on Sofas & Couches still sleep

Hold on
Make sure that this music is not a competition
Remember, there's a purpose and you on a mission
Vote these clowns out of the game
Sign my petition
While I cook in the kitchen

Understand that everything we doin here is limitless
And when The Almighty is your supply, it's always infinite
I gargled up Listerine rhymes
And now I'm I'm spittin‘ it
My calling was a little big at first but now I fit in it
The indie artists thing's a bullseye and homie I been hittin’ it
Life is a but a dream and homie I been livin‘ it
And this is the beginning of history makin’ incidents
And everybody listenin’ they get a chance to witness it

HOOK (2x)