Name Yourself

from by Cloudy October

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If you want to wear that shit, wear it. You want to speak your mind, speak it. You want to change your gender, change it. Name yourself. Don't believe the hype. Your peers don't like it ? find some that do. Having trouble finding them, hit me up and we will find some that do, together. Love is best served unconditionally. Matter of fact a big 'fuck you' goes out to parents who let dogma and taboos about sexuality get in the way of loving their own children. I feel sorry for you, you are missing out on some great time with people who are a part of you for some shit that is false on so many levels.

I hit some embarrassing notes vocally in this song but I thought it was appropriate and as honest as I could get under the circumstances. So I left these notes in the song.

This is an old beat I made to go on the Aviator is Dead. Never used it. I was getting desperate to get an extra beat for the Metal Jerk but really dont have the tools to make beats like i want them just yet. (wait, I just bought an MP, hahah yep). This beat shares the same chassis as a song I made years ago called Inlaw (cloudyoctober.com/track/inlaw)

"...after all i'm only you...."

lyrics

The Music didnt choose me
and if you speak me at length you would know that
I am not the future of users of the NOOOOUNS
regardless of how the ssssOUND makes you feel
I am but representation of the present moment
Cloudy October is a concept

how could I be the next whoever the fuck, when I'm more clever and plus
Imma be the first me
now)are the others being honest or are they just faking (it)
do they study hip hip or do they just make it
You can be the first you ))))
analogous to the allegory of a story thats told true

all my names are real

When I was born i was given a euro centric name
when I got little wiser I decided to change it
it was connected to some horrible shit that brought pain
but I know black folks who do not feel the same
holy holidays I observe but I do not celebrate
through consistent diligence I excelarate
now I ain't trying piss on my family tree
but its no coincidence that I'm of the few
who likes to read
I feel connected to a ton of shit
I'm really sensitive I ain't trying to hide none of it
I do give a fuck yeah I care about a lot
they ask me who I think I am I guess I'll tell them what I'm not

I'm not a man, or a myth or legend or a rapper
or worshiper , a hipster um. or an activist
a hater or a lover not a fighter or a writer
I'm much more than all these things and you're invited too(or to)
This may be the closest to a love song that i ever come
you'll rarely here me (talk about some, talking about)shit that I've never done
and with my lust for learning I'm a real go getter
and I didn't need religion or prison to know better

I like to look nice when i step out of my place
but I don't need name brand shit to make me feel great
and even though I often rest in a pressed fit
I also like to come outside looking like shit
Its comfortable and its good for my health
and I don't need a mirror to take a look at myself
when I wear girls and kids clothes and (I) rarely hesitate
I wont hide behind the hair on my body or my face
They think I'm a bitch for not using the word bitch
well or (or both) I I I think they are bitches for using the word bitch
I wouldn't want nobody calling my sister or momma that
they never say that shit around women go figure, I guess its common
and he rarely stop them when hears it spoken to him
trying to find a way to speak up after all I'm only you
man I don't feel American knowing the shit I know so far
I'm am not that fucking car
I am not my skin, I am not this place
mommy and daddy seem to be the most important names anyway

credits

from The Metal Jerk, released October 18, 2011
Produced by Cloudy October

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Cloudy October Portland

I am a half american male vocalist, myth buster, producer-songwriter, rhyme inspector, social magician and b-boy. I make research-based hip-hop that caters to the listeners intellect. It is a form that stresses emphasis in specificity.

It's LL Cool J doing audio commentary of an arm wrestling match between Frederick Kreuger and Edward Scissorhands on BET.

You Can't Spell Rhyme Without Me Folk
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