Free Spirits

by D'NAE & Savan DePaul

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1.
Future Mages 02:34
[Verse 1: D'nae] Spiritual nuggets like Gwendolyn Brooks We're descendants in the pages of magnificent books Never worry bout your age or how long that it took Cuz the journey's still in place, side to side like a rook (Unh) Playin chess with the phanton Skip Gates, Bill Gates, only one gives a damn son And my girl says I'm handsome Gender roles been dead so don't tell me what I can't, uh Space vibes like a Jetson Trailblazed through the maze that the opps tried to set, unh Now it's time for a press run Standing up wit' the brave to eliminate oppression Fabricated from the best, unh DNA so engraved that it's half of my name (mmh) Accelerated, manifested Liberation for the peeps like it's astral projection Got the spells for protection Witchcraft ain't a game so don't make me have to test em Rain down with the blessings Give praise, give thanks Road paved for the next ones [Verse 2: Savan DePaul] Another ride contemplating your place in The world, and your situation To receive beef, need money don’t wanna enter these streets hungry Late stage reap peace from me The brand of a life that pushes you to cannibalize Or sell the fuck out- what now? I ain’t boutta duck down Bring every street sociologist and thug out to the dugout Cuz sumn’s foul [Verse 3: Savan DePaul] 99 to Phoenixville vía the NTC Nobody envy me Long bus rides let me reminisce back in the day Vivid memories of relative pain and joy Skets to shows to baby toys Feds and homes that they destroyed Weapons holstered making noise Upend the culture, save the boys Endless vulture nature void In between exhibitions of atrocity ...Detail is a necessity An anthem ending in catastrophic crescendos of organ failure Unveil the .... next memory Of a brilliant raven-haired {redacted} Swift switch from harpy to sacred Switch rip through all of the fake shit, fake shit Loosie culprit grooving with dudes in Hoppean movements in two and- Gulp, you screwed a jit Uber pulchritudinous Hoot and call my pseudonym Who was on the roof with clips? Moving on us, shooting shit? The boogs upon us moving swift
2.
[hook: savan depaul] Lo-fi love melody Know my love never leaves Earned my trust, im at ease Lo-fi love melody [verse 1: d’nae] Winds could bring the breeze in But every single season (yea) I could fall in love with you As long as we’re breathin’ Floating out to deep end See ‘em tryna creep in.. Splash inside the seas Wetter than the sheets you sleep in Fountain sprayin Nonstop Got me hot Girl you’re fire Aint no better melody Than you and I Yea I try.. Swoonin’ through the screens And now you’re all Throughout my dreams I’m sayin we could build a team Composed of you and I, where’s the lie? Lie to you not Lets jump in the pot The symbolism’s on a bean Now lets cook to the top Rollin tighter than the Twists and the knots in my locs Stop.. You can feel my loving through the distance, listen… Wassup? I wanna elevate ya.. Won’t overstimulate ya.. More like accommodate ya… Lets spend our time in nature And show you all the ways I’ll work to bring you brighter days And make them stay.. What can I say? That’s just a taste of pure sensation.. (mmh) Now close your eyes and think about it.. Lips b sinkin’ ships the way we kiss So I don’t doubt it, heaven might exist.. [hook: savan depaul] Lo-fi love melody Know my love never leaves [verse 2: savan depaul] And that’s to my causal suitors and tutors From a chat to reenact kama sutra manoeuvres In each other’s hearts plus our bodies Cuddling then fucking, lost in our hobby I could make cover art of you body That’s another mark they can’t copy, akhi [hook: savan depaul] Lo-fi love melody Know my love never leaves Earned my trust, im at ease Lo-fi love melody
3.
Gone 04:02
[intro: d'nae] A glass mirror falls from the wall And shatters... A million pieces on the ground Completely scattered .. The mirror now Separate from what it once was... Its form changed forever No amount of glue You heat will ever be enough to.. Return its original state New shards take shape with New hazards Yet they’re all the same.. [bridge: savan depaul] Ain't been in the sketchpad for a minute now Any past progress feels unfinished now Ain't been in the sketchpad for a minute now Ain't been in the sketchpad for a minute now Any past progress feels unfinished now... [verse 1: d'nae] Fast forward to the point of no return When you gave up all you had For the knowledge that you'll learn Fast track to the air Like a bird Rising high above clouds Spreading love like a verb Page turns Night falls One call Bad news I will not forget my face I was driving on pause What laws? Auto-pilot kicked off Like somehow it’s my fault? Heaven knows I aint even have the words Just remember what I heard... In the middle of a turn... Felt my eyes get blurred [chorus: d'nae] Felt my mind get thrown Everything I’ve ever known All a sudden just and gone All a sudden just and gone Gone Gone Move on Felt my mind get blown Everything I’ve ever known All a sudden just and gone All a sudden just and gone [verse 2: savan depaul] Caught between wave and particle Caught between humane and carceral Augustine, I need a saint to bargain on God let me just leave today to palms and calm Horny needs, assorted deeds exhaust savan Lost teeth, raw meat, carted off Ennui stalked me on and off God speech called me off and on Non-peace spawned these awful laws Doggy please I need the space to rocket launch Cosmic leap to leave this crater-dotted rock Each trial in my life got a place on the split screen Turn magpie just to fly far away from the shitstream Quick ride through the sky’s pinkish shades as rain hits me Fate really gets me [chorus: d'nae] Felt my mind get thrown Everything I’ve ever known All a sudden just and gone All a sudden just and gone Gone Gone Move on Felt my mind get blown Everything I’ve ever known All a sudden just and gone All a sudden just and gone [coda: savan depaul] Is my course of action favorable from another vantage point? Is my course of action favorable from another vantage point? Is it? Is my course of action favorable from another vantage point? [instrumental outro]
4.
[verse 1: d’nae] Should’ve seen it coming Closer to water the way its running (running, running) With telepathy.. When I’m with you free my inner me Not just any be... Pray to god Take all my enemies... ...Be consistent Look, just be consistent Narcissistic visions Yea they cause statistics Think that I’m a stickler Way I mind my business Checking off my hit-list Spirits telling me... Be persistent You got it so heavenly... Inner guidance So light it’s inside of me It’s so bright Lose control And just let it be... Be me? ...Should I let it be? Eric garner was crying He couldn’t breathe Trayvon martin was walking Right down the street And our fruit is still ripe Hanging from a tree Only thing that I see when I When I… And our fruit is still ripe Hangin from a tree Only thing that I see.. [chorus: savan depaul] Well now we’re clearing it up It’s the year of the punk Now we’re clearing it up It’s the year of the punk, oh oh oh It’s the year of the punk, oh oh oh (oh whoa whoa, yeah) (yah yah yah) [verse 2: savan depaul] I stumbled upon the formula Rumbled with closet warriors Come with your toxin, store it up Your crew? I must’ve begot the four of ya Sorry for not informing ya Talk raptors in long grass And rappers don't miss that No ropes when I skin cats Don’t joke with my syntax Kick back like I'm ong bak A jab push your skull back Big crack where ya jaw at Higher thought planes don't exonerate you Those who populate I dominate you Liken it to lichen, I’m affixed to the earth Quick to emerge and harsh winter’s preferred If an opp hops out, I ring the alert Let the biomechanical innard deter Secret society of one, hidden child Keep lyrics cryptic while you kids are infantile It’s wild Racists wanna body you and throw you in the overgrowth over growth? Goddamn! [chorus: savan depaul] Well now we’re clearing it up It’s the year of the punk Now we’re clearing it up It’s the year of the punk, oh oh oh It’s the year of the punk, oh oh oh (oh whoa whoa, yeah) (yah yah yah) [verse 3: savan depaul] When they wish to form a lie, we should formalize Secrete the passion they’ll see with formal eyes I refuse to lie while these harsh royals Stay stoned on top like gargoyles I’d rather fight wack administrations I have to fight back with written phrases Their hidden statements and system gaming Put kids in cages for getting wages Like shit’s degrading, pigs and rapists Mingle daily with persistent racists It’s amazing how shit became this whole pit of hatred within our nations Darkness across all breeds Poison spreading to our seeds Few true messages cross feeds And can even transmit across seas [verse 4: d'nae] And now We’re past the point of Stagnant captions Rewrite the trials of history With a new course of action And sure as fast as it can happen We’ll be lapping ‘round the Planetary solar system With discourse on fractions Equality is not a dream of Unrealistic fashion When will the racists finally wake up Their time is passing Another cousin From the tree of lineage is passing A tragedy beyond retraction Causin’ crowd reaction… And just to tap in The sentimental Inside your mental No accidentals So called “officials” Empowered by a loaded pistol Hit like a missle Breaking bones And grinding gristle Is what they're into A twisted paradox with issues Who wrote this issue? We all got issues With bells and whistles Ringing to bring down the temple But all we’ve been through It’s now for us to.. Rise Rise up Rise Rise up [chorus: savan depaul] Well now we’re clearing it up It’s the year of the punk Now we’re clearing it up It’s the year of the punk It’s the year of the punk It’s the year of the punk, it’s the year of the... It’s the year of the punk (whoa, yah) It’s the year of the punk It’s the year of the punk, oh oh uh oh (yah)
5.
Free Spirits 03:08
[verse 1: d’nae] Too free Heard my spirit ask me Why it couldn’t be? Why Does love Not show hate What it can not see? Change the world For the better Increase the peace With no fees Hear the screams Inside of me From all the world We wanna be.. Too free Not just policies And childish schemes But more peace Put our minds at ease And help us sleep Oh please, We all need more peace Fantasies And altered streams From conscious beings Who want to breathe Can’t believe anatomy Could end a life with just a knee When the knee was used for rights They questioned colin’s loyalty? Lawd please Send us all more peace We don’t wanna walk around with Chips on shoulders Heavy as boulders Feelin like soldiers We we don’t wanna walk around with Chips on shoulders Heavy as boulders Feelin like soldiers [verse 2: savan depaul] As free as my neighbor, ooh ooh oooh Tankie wanna break us (who who who) Want static with some flavor? Doot doot doot Caged dog finna yelp Advice from the wise and experienced can help But elders may place constraint on you While they’re thinking that they’re helping you when they stay on you I don’t take a man’s word as gospel, not then and not now If that fucker is hostile, I’d pop then and I’ll pop now I’m reporting live from the weimar Living horror, writhing inside tar Surveilled, can’t drop the veil Can’t afford to drop one bit of my guard Until I’m within my own quarters No change, no quarters Dreaming of the world I go toward with No fence, no border No bubble, no chain, no ceiling I collide with Jetpack icarus is my shit Free spirit tearing through the sky quick
6.
Yea... [Refrain: Ishtar Sr.] Free me from snakes [Hook] Rather be free but Snakes blatantly slither Blade like a scissor Raised like the stakes and graze to the face Then straight into innard, straight into innard Snakes blatantly slither Blade like a scissor Raised like the stakes and graze to the face Then straight into innard, straight into innard Straight into- Straight into-, ayy
7.
[d'nae] Tainted lenses In my eyes When they back track Like they’ll never find mine.. Too fine.. Like the grapes That they squish to get wine, please In the past? What past? Move forward to last.. To the future.. What you mean, I aint cut to be martin luther? Imagine all the blunts Being pulled with pollution You just.. Sit back And pray it never hits anyone That you know like the flu does Who us? Yea us.. I can’t b friends with the monsters I just wanna live… But I don’t wanna live — ..In a land that you can’t imagine And its intoxicating my brain And my blood being Corrupted by the air That you thought was passion The substance taints you And got your whole imagination Just fucked Have you lookin down When everybody says wassup!? Now I’m lookin ‘round And see... I aint with the g.A.Me (game) How they wanna tackle everybody and then say its “me”? What? Wake up to new heights Give birth That’s a new life New love With a new price Then flames get thrown Cuz im too righteous Gorgeous! What an adjective I got the forces Aim ‘em at ya crib Or where these actors live And then we yell cut! [savan depaul] Become increasingly nocturnal Struggling with demons, it’s eternal In heat savan’s infernal I’m bubbling from the heat in my internal Blood rush flood, creep outside the sternum I’ve been rumbling with a demon or two, niggas Tryna munch then but they leave a sore tooth filling A tiny budget, you ain’t even gon move with it You’re tryna run it cuz you’re fiending for new figures But you kinda fumbled since I speak the raw truth, feel it Slightly stumbled since you’re preaching on news killings A wild assumption- my decree, you’re on doom villain And I’m one to etch-and-sketch a villain Expect exorcism Get x’ed and accept the schism Make exit with em We can see the people in the nighttime Eating fruit from seeds of the belial type Evil deeds are creeping out of nice guys Leave a demon leaking like a pipeline
8.
Disclosure 04:11
[Verse 1: D’nae] [Verse 2: Savan DePaul] DePaul is like one great wave on daybreak The ten plagues are a tenth of my rage caged Send your dogs to my cave, they get spayed, slain, and sent to pre-made graves I do not placate No mercy for the traitorous punk, all the fakes on a front They can get fucked Truth and trust was taken from us forgiveness ain’t wasted on chumps Screwed my friends till the end, now you war with me Your farm’s a colony so it’ll burn in scorching heat Those wack tactics got black activists quarantined Spreading lies like wildfire through forest greens What remains of materials? Nothing No fucking shame, it’s serial Pathology of demigod making dollars off a genocide White collar never getting tried until we get the guilloti——iiiiiii think they get the point Or should I say the edge Motherfuck a pledge Pull our kinfolk out of the dregs [Chorus: Savan DePaul] Slave class no longer State/master wronged us Blocked the road but our blazed path is stronger Slave class no longer State/master wronged us Blocked the road but our blazed path is stronger Slave class no longer State/master wronged us Blocked the road but our blazed path is stronger

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the black liberatory in action! we constructed this record from 2019 to 2021, conveying a vision of a racially just, equal, queer, demilitarized society through the medium of experimental hip hop. savan depaul in collaboration with d'nae harrison present FREE SPIRITS - a revolutionary soundtrack.

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released September 15, 2021

raps by D'nae Harrison and Savan DePaul
production by Savan DePaul (track 5 co-prod. by both of us)

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