Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Vipassana Lyrics

The VS. Redux Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Vipassana
  • 2 Crew Cuts
  • 3 Life Is Cinema
  • 4 Otherside
  • 5 Kings
  • 6 Irish Celebration
  • 7 The End
  • 8 Vipassana (Ryan Lewis remix)
  • 9 Crew Cuts (Jake One remix)
  • 10 Otherside (Ryan Lewis remix)
  • 11 Irish Celebration (P Smoov remix)
  • 12 The End (Budo remix)
  • 13 Stay at Home Dad
  • 14 The Town (Sabzi remix)
  • 15 Fake Empire
  • Yesterday, forget it
    Tomorrow is, nada
    The present is, right here, through the breath, watch it
    Atheist Jesus piece, hangin' on a cross
    We sit and discuss God on lawn chairs
    About how we got here,
    What it is, what it isn't, shit
    Fate versus faith, scrimmagin' with coincidence
    Leave out the market and hold up on the business end
    Focus on the genuine, with everything else, you can shed the skin
    I was a couple moves away from being dead
    In that ER overdosin', eyes bleedin' red
    I fell in love, made an album, got a buzz
    Lost it all, sobered up and guess what?
    Now we meet again
    And I'm back, finally just laughin'
    Expectations are resentments waiting to happen
    Studying the Dharma, Karma of a pastor and his practice
    Bahá'u'lláh Buddha, God, to the mountaintop and I'm traveling
    Learnin', yes, reflectin' on what matters
    People, permanence, lack of attachments
    It's space and time, a couple man-made distractions
    The measure of a spirit that no human can ever capture
    Church, this booth is my Vatican
    I don't control life, but I can control how I react to it
    Student of the breath, brick beats and balancin'
    Desire versus truth until I finally find happiness

    I was put here to do something before I'm lyin' in that casket
    I'd be lyin' on the beat if I said I didn't know what that is
    The world's a stage and we play a character, I found him
    It took me 20 something years and a bunch of shitty sound checks
    I'm not gonna be content, until I find gratitude
    Regardless of my sales or the record deals they're handin' you
    If the next generation takes our legacy and samples you
    We'll have a bunch of mp3's and misled kids to pass 'em to
    I use my veins to create the color I paint from
    Delve into something 'til my heart becomes my paint brush
    I told my mama I'm not stoppin' 'til my name's up
    Thinkin' those comments on that blog is gonna save us
    Searchin' for everything but Gods and validation
    Get insecure and then we start blamin' the haters
    Used to look to women to fill a part of me that was vacant
    Truth, the only thing that I ever used in moderation
    So I stare into this paper instead of sitting at a cubicle
    Take all ugly shit inside and try to make it beautiful
    Use the cement from rock bottom and make it musical
    So the people can relate to where I've been,
    Where I'm going, what I've seen, what I've heard
    From the guts, fuck the glory
    Just a person on a porch putting it all into recording
    Many in my past and many that came before me
    I just keep walkin' my path and blessed to share my story

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