Keith Phelps - Humble Man's Struggle

from Only Legendary Attempts (From "Baker's Boys") by Various Artists

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Momma always said don’t overemphasize the prize
Don’t let them people dangle that karat between yo eyes
Don’t let yo downfall be the result of your surprise
And when you make it to the top
You don’t forget about the Christ
I can see so many things beyond the naked eye
Industry seem so strong until you view it from inside
These people they do the most for the cost of burgers and fries
Entire dynasties and legacies founded upon a lie

Exposin’ the truth is met with the accusation of hate
And if you get to you loud yo people might find you dead in the lake
The very ones who did it be the first to show up at the wake
With the falsified sympathy and the tissues for family pain
Often ridiculed for having a soul and having a brain
Cuz having both of those delay the time it takes to get paid
It’s like a player sent to the bench right after the huddle

Correction sir its just the Humble Man's Struggle

What do you do when you know so much but you can’t speak?
When it’s so close to you but you can’t reach?
When they make what is evil look and taste so sweet?
Makin’ sure people like just you are never to be seen?
Cost a couple of thousand just to get a record made
Go head and throw in your soul and maybe you can get it played
Gotta keep quiet and continue the holy hustle
Ladies and gentlemen this is the Humble Man's Struggle

I get question all the time
How is that you haven’t blown like military mines?
How is it that you drive a car purchased in ’05?
Amongst the stars, within the industry I thought you would’ve thrived
I mean thought you would’ve had a house or two by now
How come them people that you know don’t ever shout you out?
You mean to tell me they won’t work with you because of clout?
Because your heart is full of venue seats that never sell out?
That’s a game you know your boy was never qualified to play
To be an industry fraud who’s searchin’ for his claim to fame
Before you ever can abound you get your strength being abased
And when He give it to you, no one else can come take it away
No, no, no, no, no, no
Takes a great deal of time and patience
To influence and affect a whole generation
So when you hear my records
See my band and all the hustle

You’ll under stand the beauty of the Humble Man’s Struggle

What do you do when you know so much but you can’t speak?
When it’s so close to you but you can’t reach?
When they make what is evil look and taste so sweet?
Makin’ sure people like just you are never to be seen?
Cost a couple of thousand just to get a record made
Go head and throw in your soul and maybe you can get it played
Gotta keep quiet and continue the holy hustle
Ladies and gentlemen this is the Humble Man's Struggle

What do you do when you know so much but you can’t speak?
When it’s so close to you but you can’t reach?
When they make what is evil look and taste so sweet?
Makin’ sure people like just you are never to be seen?
Cost a couple of thousand just to get a record made
Go head and throw in your soul and maybe you can get it played
Gotta keep quiet and continue the holy hustle
Ladies and gentlemen this is the Humble Man's Struggle

credits

from Only Legendary Attempts (From "Baker's Boys"), released November 18, 2019
Written by K. Phelps, E. Burden, D. Kelley, B. Phelps
Produced by BigEBeatz for Big E Entertainment & Keith Phelps for Real Music Affiliates LLC
Guitar: Daniel Kelley Howard
Bass: Brendan Phelps
Publishing Co: Real Music Affiliates Publishing (BMI)/Inspiring Minds Publishing (ASCAP)
Recorded at "The Residency" in Orlando, FL

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Keith Phelps Orlando, Florida

Keith Phelps is a music producer, songwriter, musician and proud Indianapolis native. Phelps is a visionary who uses his vast creative ability to create powerful content with necessary messages. Phelps has spent time on tour as the keyboardist for Haley Reinhart and Legendary R&B singer Jon B. Phelps love for making good music is reflected within his art and he’s only just begun. ... more

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