Sorry I Mix Taped Over Your Songs

by Drew Imagination

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released 31 July 2014

Tracks 2-7 mixed by Lindley Cannon
Track 1 mixed by Jeremy Lassier at Dire Studios, SF
All tracks mastered by Jules Washington at Blue Planet Sound, HNL
Special thanks to Alia Dolphin on album art

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Drew Imagination Oakland, California

Born and Raised on the stolen and pillaged island territory of Guam, Drew moved to Hawaii to pursue school and a career in journalism. Today, Drew has turned his slam poetry and hip-hop hobbies into a means of activism and celebration. Looking to grow as a member of a community, he hopes his art inspires others to create. ... more

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Track Name: Honestly
And if the revolution comes before I rise and wake
I hope you understand I’ve struggled and I’ve made mistakes
and all my yesterdays embarrassments I’ve just embraced
because those lessons brought me where I firmly stand today
fertilized by mentors, teachers, stoner types
persevered through colonized indoctrinated lessons like
Pastors preaching gospel flaunting Abercrombie steez
and coaching high school athletes to get between their knees
talking hypocrites on power trips but life wasn’t that bad
brainwashed to believe we are free inside this land
and in every single facet of society we see
exploitation re-enforced through what you buy and eat
politricking gimmicks in survival of the fittest
object to your perspective so perplexing to a witness
what’s a gift if you’re not giving, what’s a life if they keep taking
enslavement of a nation so that war is second nature, no peace

I don’t really have a home, what I thought was my tradition was contrived to keep me lost. in the midst of my retreat,
I found love in a disaster no empire will defeat

reinventing the design that the system serves the wallet, preaching run it on the man. get your knowledge take their profit.
on a plane to Honolulu, 20 dollars in my pocket,
never gonna get a job until it’s worth all of my options
luminous glowing on fiber optics
fluorescent generic rhyming on circuit boards with a vise grip
arrive enlightenment by changing up my environment,
disregarding the climate, faker than the horizon,
keep on rising, flip the bird to ignite em,
remind em we’ll never fold to authority or their violence
so what’s my options, augmented by profit
low-income the target, marginalize to market
just a product of society’s stereotypes
take the detriment they sending in as reason you fight
so when your average joe and jane stop and stare at you twice,
just an apathetic ignorant excuse for a life
cockroaches they’ve tamed,
train trapped in their ambition charging credit away
streaming New Girl to Community the corporate sustained
and you forget these very shows keep the elite in their place
Donald Sterling sold the Clippers make a billion off his slaves
and we follow sports statistics but are clueless to the way
that our freedoms in this way of life enables war campaigns
I’m not saying that I’m perfect but the status quo must change
I’m not saying that I’m perfect but the status quo must change
As I’m fading out I’m waiting for the willing to
Track Name: Revolution ft. Navid Najafi
Need to stop twiddling fingers and sit smoking the reefer
Life steadily races, Time seizes your greatness, they're saying
the rise of the people should not be possible
profiteering on obstacles, irrevocably prodigals
robbing you, lying and poisoning for their pocketbooks
legislate, enslaving the populace into poverty
propping GMOs through FDA and their subsidies
cancerous in their recipes, breeding us into felonies
cocking a doodle just at the crack of you
running a headless chicken so mindless with indecision,
right back at you, guide out the pony Fela and Frif,
as the dog and pony show reconvenes on your t-v
and I cease, desist the order of their disease
ignorance or its apathy packaging to deceive
and all silliness put aside our willingness makes us weak
our silence is our defeat, as I'm toiling through the race,
our reliance is what they need,
if my taxes will go to war am I funding a terror scheme?
resist, the order of their disease
ignorance or its apathy, zombies are out to feed chump

the truth is not the lie they're selling you
the realest lie they bought and sold is advertised for you to own
delivery right to your home
teach your kids to lose their soul
and I am guilty of the foe
the people that I dearly love taught me meditation is the existing in the present love, we're too often disconnected, apprehended by obsession environment of our hypertension let go.
the industry is in syncope, taking bigotry make it ancient history
ever single inter-feed representing peace humility. building up an infantry of art evolved communities
Or shall I replicate their excrement, representing marijuana they don't understand her essence yet. living being for your wellness,not abusing or rebelling. Let me take the time to paint it, you goody two shoes needs stop with your complaining
always rearranging the degrees of your attack, hypocritical at the mass
Stuck inside concept of don't do drugs, when the government poisons our food and our lungs
Drink that sugar soda take another pill,
the reason it's not legal is because it really heals.

The truth is not the lie they’re selling you
caught up in trance as they command the waves of aptitude
they rather have you go to school, rack that debt and pay your dues
hypnotize with voting booths
infiltrate democracy, arming rebel factions with weaponized machinery
spark the ganja for the family Ehren Watada, Daniel Ellsburg, Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning.
the industry is a war regime, making billions while the people still in poverty. how’s a peace prize winner on a bombing scheme
and the land of the free keeps imprisoning
minorities over wall street, banker thieves
capitalism on the prism of com-busting dreams
the revolution is alive among the truly free
the revolution is alive it’s up to you and me
the revolution is alive among the truly free
the revolution is alive it’s up to you and me
Track Name: No Regrets
And the struggle continues
I drop bombs on palms begging peace over beats, born and slaved on an island 13 North, 144 east. Where America's day begins by the order of a gun,
Anderson Air Force and Big Navy take up 1/3 of the sum
Religion and patriotism got people in line, paying for cancer.
Every corner store market got that GMO product, and these colors don't run but these prices keep us captive
When I'm asked to pledge allegiance to a corporate oligarchy under guise of class warfare
We are government property, human assets and collateral damage
We are illegal, insurgents, unincorporated, organized territories adorned in manifest destiny
We mistake jobs for opportunity and paychecks for freedom
if you're poor, brown or gay they're trying to take your life
So I rock a suit and tie to destroy the suited type, this song is called no regrets


No regrets but I made mistakes and most my family just can't relate
have you felt despair, a disillusioned state, fabricated ultimatums are the perfect bait
pay an income tax, still enslaved /as the bottom bracket, pays a double rate
bunch a Ultracrepidarians lust the fame sang started from the bottom and they dug their grave (fucka)

what facts opinions will dictate
pig puppets and sheeple are thirsty
allegedly dropped out and back-slain
burn rubber to hustle your past ways
Keep fighting-for your rights-the movement
Bright shining-a new light-conducive
spark fire- to burn out-the useless
No Regrets a lesson that's proven
what facts opinions will dictate
pig puppets and sheeple are thirsty
allegedly dropped out and back-slain
burn rubber to hustle your past ways
Keep fighting-for your rights-the movement
Bright shining-a new light-conducive
spark fire- to burn out-the useless
No Regrets a lesson that's proven


More talk about their excuses, putting profit over solutions
campaigning and slanging diffuses, education deduces confusion
the military kills the innocent, the real gangs party city hill
Big Banks are too big to fail, nah homie just too rich to jail
Uncle Sam wants you to be useless. flooding all your news with enticing muses
charge the credit card patronize abuses, oppressing poor folks into lush recruitment
I call it victimization, basic needs into privatization,
legislate wealth into their rotation, same bullshit on the radio stations
I'm just saying, I was born on an island based on subjugation,
Guahan to Guam took a transformation, now it's, shopping malls and military bases
and I see it repeat, mitigated proclamations guarantee defeat
we are owned by the owners of a war regime, extortion in the form of democracy (plutonomy)

No regrets the only way bridges always burn with an aftertaste
accolades are a bitter weight, past mistakes keep you wide awake
nightmares in the day reoccurring dreams, scene after pheen buying finite tease
city after county on bended knee, diasporas victimized from that corporate greed (c'mon)

what facts opinions will dictate
pig puppets and sheeple are thirsty
alledgedly dropped out and backslain
burn rubber to hustle your past ways
Keep fighting-for your rights-the movement
Bright shining-a new light-conducive
spark fire- to burn out-the useless
No Regrets a lesson that's proven
what facts opinions will dictate
pig puppets and sheeple are thirsty
alledgedly dropped out and backslain
burn rubber to hustle your past ways
Keep fighting-for your rights-the movement
Bright shining-a new light-conducive
spark fire- to burn out-the useless
No Regrets a lesson that's proven

Fight back until we break the ballot, fuck that eviscerate the madness
our clan instigate the traffic, despite NSA-ing tactics
poverty's premeditated, might as well be prison wages
corporations are raping slave heads, new slaves in the form of patrons -
shopping to save it by the bargain, lining up for sales, driving thru just an option
Johnson Johnson general mills Kellogg and nestle,
coca cola, Procter & Gamble, Kraft and Pepsi
CBS, Viacom, news corp and Disney
poison to consume and advertise the jury
Naked and Odwalla bullshitting bout organics
nomenclatures paid into these asterisks

Get live, cuz the truth is violent
terror wars come with profit vices
politicians accepting bribes then
CEOs paying for your silence
government keeps the cycle rampant
kill the artist makaveli fashion
No Regrets when my pockets empty
No Regrets when they bailed out Wall Street
Track Name: Typical Rap Song
I used to write in cursive thought that penmanship was worthy
I used to take my medicine and fluoride nice and early
still fighting with my preaching to the members of the clergy
but I promise I won't ever stop the focus of the journey
we are all enslaved, played and so deranged from the illusions of the day. Egyptians then the Romans now the USA
uses terror, fear and constant news to keep us in a cage
Lost inside a school, the biggest waste of time is when you follow all the rules. They only give us freedom to metastasize the root
and if you don't pay your taxes they are coming after you
I got love Lauryn Hill, fuck a industry that fuel the corporation ails
Everywhere I look a human farm is now for sell and for the right price you can buy yourself a jail
This ain't your typical rap song

This ain't your typical rap song, pawn to glorify by harlequin bear claws
manipulate the masses to sequester to cat's paws
pummel to the Queen Gaia, remedy lacks cause
another victim to false stars, fronting like a Goodwill charity pimp squad. branding all these tags they exploit to become God
chest beating rage like a primate in shit guard.
typical rap song, reality enslaved within a living room caucus
neighborhood chains all look the same irregardless
regurgitated feed stupefying their markets, walking dead is upon us
bailing out a system that destroys our existence
monopolize accounts with derivative hit-lists
Dowing on Nasdaq S&P mission, evict our tradition
lost in deception of our past prejudices
our recollection is a vengeance of brilliance
time swallows truth and the media twists it and they call me a cynic
typical resistance of conspiracy theorist
but what has really changed as a result of their dominion,
the infinite is in-explicit
democrips rebloodicans banging round the clock,
on your block, to your kids
democrips rebloodicans banging round the clock,
on your block, to your kids
Track Name: Robin Hood Tears
The system wasn't supposed to be set up this way
altered definitions of reality
The richest need a war to support their dynasty
the market profit margin means invading sovereignty
Replace the people's leaders with a rigged democracy
Use the CIA to infiltrate opposing western beef
while they're cooking up our taxes, we're just shopping for relief
levy artificial debt for mortgage backed securities
corporations are not people they are psychopathic thieves
turning prisons into billions forming modern slavery, back to
Ronald Wilson Reagan funded trained Mujahideen
to fight the Russian forces in Afghanistan you see
Osama Bin Laden financed to the throne
Al Qaeda, Taliban, the Brotherhood from the grove
And Every president shows the same puppet logic
it go profiteering freedom means a military option
drone striking on the target, there ain't a target they're just bombing

massive attack upon the mass appeal
aftermath in the tragedy of a weapons guild
artifacts in faculties of the Vanderbilt s
Rockefeller s, Carnegie s, now every town a Walton will
they're building an empire of willing slaves
using our reptilian basic brains
time's wasting away what's your remedy
leave a legacy or lose another memory
equity in entropy consequence of settling
knowledge is the weaponry but most will boast that apathy, tacit passive gadgetry, martyr every casualty, freed
fearless as a teardrop bleeds

I know what is right and what is wrong
I'm sure as death these laws are flaws
new cigarettes in forms of jobs
So Robin Hood your vigilante cause
infiltrate the reigns of great,
stack your weight and get your start

blissful ignorance snickered capital fees
sickened incidents calculated with greed
figure differences polarizing our grief
new conditions is money to keep the peace
But all money's created out of a debt
and the public and private sector are loaning to keep ahead.
Our jobs and purchases strengthening the elite
and the interest with the inflation enslaves societies.
Pardon the logic, science and facts, we got dinosaurs wearing saddles while golfing on stolen land
and now you're asking if I hate our Uncle Sam
truth be damned to break the scam to shoot the hand of the oppressor
when the business of their business makes a hit-list of our efforts
accomplice to the conglomerate till they bend their backs to serve us
give a fuck about a CEO in social justice programs
majority of charities exist as tax deductions
billions upon billions and they send it overseas
to evade the type of taxes that is forced on you and me
and they hire new attorneys to keep drafting legal jargon
and present their new equation to the lobbyists they market
stuff their new semantics into convoluted bills
and let's not forget the pork barrel spending for the thrill
what a deal, it's a steal like how they colonize to kill
the true Holocaust began, when the Pilgrims came to build

and this is not the end, everywhere I bring this message new beginnings taking stead
for the retribution, revolution action up ahead, i'm already in the kitchen kneading through this doughy bread.

I know what is right and what is wrong
I'm sure as death these laws are flaws
new cigarettes in forms of jobs
So Robin Hood your vigilante cause
infiltrate the reigns of great,
stack your weight and get your start

moment of silence as the willing are instilled
moment of silence as my teardrops pay the bill
Track Name: Lady Liberty
Lady Liberty second nature to keep you free
freedom in confines to abide by our society
lost inside the richest design to keep their pockets green
establishing dominion in form of new democracy
Drew talks bout the same shit on every song
I'll keep going till rants turn to dialogues
started flowing to prove all the skeptics wrong
brainwashed by the bullshit of Babylon
AWOL passionate, academic immaculate,
ratchet rebelling pacifist, connoisseur of cannabis
call me a savage, native loving and activist,
Queer power stay fabulous, skinny, bearded and packing it
truly though, this is not the half of it,
optimist in new disguise as the vision vanishing
tackle any enterprise in retribution action hits
consequence of warfare, entertainment, fashion biz

oh say can you can really see
the land of the free corporate hypocrisy
and the rockets red glare bombs bursting no care
superpower by a nuclear heir.
justice if you afford the fee
racial overtones underlying the system we
reminiscing those murdered by manifest destiny
indigenous is resistance to military decree
Four score and seven years ago
same ole propaganda on the radio
support the troops, keep shopping, stay in your classes
evil is up ahead, the empire, needs your taxes,
distractions entrapped in patterns control the masses,
silencing dissent, empower police reaction
what the fuck is the difference between terror and war
false flagging those trillions and hoodwinking the poor

do this shit, always for the people
not about your possessions, it's how you treat people, like
no one is illegal but these banks filthy lethal,
get a mask make a plan V Vendetta on the sequel
I'm so fed up with the fed flipping student loan debt
while my PhD friend work a double for the rent
watch them cut full time, then the benefits slayed
and reduce part time for the temp agency

fifty stars to cover battlefields
The crimson tarheel remnants to this day ail
go incinerate helter skelter mutiny
lady liberty captive to the currency
Track Name: The Bloom ft. Cannon
so enticing surmise the enterprising
surprise your compromising the vice of our demises
with your devices of fame fronting our eyelids
in vain they patronizing the same system that blights them
and now they grow up stuck inside a trap
persisting using slave terms as brothers in raps
and I can't say vagina but I can say bitch
we've been brainwashed this mantra through radio hits

I don't got much money but my baby love she don't care
and if you read between the lines my middle fucking finger is there
and ill sing a melody out of key and out of tune- too soon
and if you got a lot of problems, then the now is opportune- the bloom

Spitting images smitten with their existences
sink or swim with your differences
carbon copy renditions here
ubiquitous flows parochial roles
ironic I know, the way I expose their obstinate prose
resisting the pattern of their dismay
capital acquisition with marketing to display
shackling at Achilles conspiracy at the theory
bombarding you with the query, hello, how are you feeling?

I don't got much money but my baby love she don't care
and if you read between the lines my middle fucking finger is there
and ill sing a melody out of key and out of tune- too soon
and if you got a lot of problems, then the now is opportune- the bloom

waking and baking up with the day
fighting through Babylon were working to make a wage
building through our munitions our minds will kill their ways
and we sharpen up on our attacks for the revolution of fate wait
infecting the paradigm to afflicted
the parasite is a business no matter shade of your pigment
so what you fixing, a premonition of Nixon, an inside job of a figment
that's Watergate the victims

I don't got much money but my baby love she don't care
and if you read between the lines my middle fucking finger is there
and ill sing a melody out of key and out of tune- too soon
and if you got a lot of problems, then the now is opportune- the bloom

We got logistics, ballistics and lyric misfits
diminishing all you kingpins, transfixing you into smidgeons
where's the mortician, homicide's in the kitchen
been cooking a new tradition, my people over the bullshit
win for losing is common among the target
too often we're disregarded, the modest become despondent
dismiss the prophets, we're standing up for the artists
The season is now upon us, blooming into the harvest- the bloom.