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by Floco Torres

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1.
02:17
How long before my time to get on? I've done hundreds of shows and like 600 songs I've been on stage with a Rolling Stone The city say that I'm the closest since Otis but that close ain't close enough That's like saying ya flows is dope but they ain't dope enough I'm try a get this bread and you ain't toast enough My glass has been in the air but I see no one else's up If you was in the room I bet our elbows touched And you introduced ya date like I ain't know she sluts She gave a big smile and we hugged He asked if if we knew each other and How Long Don't make me slap the enjoyment of taste Outta ya face Take some days off stay in a place When I left the state back in 2008 Dude worked at Ikea I know ya man's I seent ya Now he talkin like he been movin weight on the corner You couldn't shed pounds in a sauna Go head & play with these Kats around me if ya wanna They'll kill you & shoot a Bird at ya honor In ya honor/Then make a song about it And they still ain't found ya body in... How Long
2.
04:15
I wanna be the greatest that ever did it Or better yet I wanna be the greatest Floco Torres that ever lived I wanna do the things that kings have never did My expectations are higher than the falsetto on Jamaal Lyon I been building an empire & it goes to show That the overnight success ain't the way to go And I ain't tryna steal Drake flow But it ain't good when I'm running through the city with my woes I been stressing I'm looking at the sky hoping that I get a blessing God sent a text but I didn't get the message You Prolly wonder why he did at all But sometimes you gotta reach folks right where they are And he Prolly know I ain't gettin service at all I'm just sitting in the pew & I'm staring at the wall Then the preacher said the journey is for you & you only Look to ya left or your right & tell ya homie that Now I'm qtryna make it to the glory It isn't your fault if you don't stay I wanted to be an open heart surgeon like Charles Drew Then I picked up a pen, Ma look what I drew Then I read a news story that wasn't right Then I wanted the world to read things I write Then I heard a biggie song & I like rap First time on stage & everybody clapped When they ask what I wanna be I point & say I wanna be that I wanna be that I wanna be I wanna be great, even if I'm not discovered I want my name to ring bells like the bride is coming Last verse folks Prolly thought I died or something but My...watch been fuckin cause my time is comin And I can feel it, feel it in my spirit You see it in my walk & the tv tryna kill it the magazines too But if I don't just take responsibility I guess then I'm just like you Could blame it on the shoulder blade she stuck a knife through Or blame it on the shows that they wouldn't come to I've seemed to make it out unscathed to some praising reviews so Imma turn the blame into gratitude Thank you to my Ma cause she showed me how to love Thanks to my pops cause he taught me how to hustle They hated the Messiah everybody ain't gon love you It ain't for popularity it ain't for the money I just told my baby now I'm tryna make it to the glory It isn't your fault, if you don't stay I wanted to be an open heart surgeon like Charles Drew Then I picked up a pen, Ma look what I drew Then I read a news story that wasn't right Then I wanted the world to read things I write Then I heard a biggie song & I like rap First time on stage & everybody clapped When they ask what I wanna be I point & say I wanna be that I wanna be that I wanna be I wanna be better than my idols I wanna be a headache for my rivals And you all outta excedrin I wanna be the exception to the rule They got it roped off but I still get through You out in the lobby I'm lobbying for position I wanna be the reason you don't even get the mention I wanna be the reason that my friends go farther I wanna make a point, like making ya sixth man ya starter Back then my first step was awkward I had one foot out like a jab step on a guard These days I'm thinking less cautious Bars harder than a crease over doc martins This is that corner office flow This when Gekko told Ollie that he wanted every or-face flowing This ain't corporate tho My abs are good the core is hope Its crunch time I'm tryna be more than dope now I'm tryna make it to the glory It isn't your fault, if you don't stay I wanted to be an open heart surgeon like Charles Drew Then I picked up a pen, Ma look what I drew Then I read a news story that wasn't right Then I wanted the world to read things I write Then I heard a biggie song & I like rap First time on stage & everybody clapped When they ask what I wanna be I point & say I wanna be that I wanna be that I wanna be
3.
Wise words from Uncle San when he took me off the street I was working 2 jobs barely making ends meat Then work was getting slow they cut my tips off I'm feeling No Way Out like Vince McMahon & Eric Bischoff Before they started singing it ain't nothin that cut that bitch off I ain't have a girl to get sick of Kept getting calls I didn't pick up Sleeping a in a lot with a Caldor & two pickups I couldn't sit up Ain't really have music it wasn't what I dream of The first thing to talk about but last thing I think of Count my last couple of ones And realize I'm not scheduled again till the first of the month And just when I thought it was over I blinked once Then Unc pulled me outta the car & said son Don't you ever let it get to this point ya understand me? No matter where you go I guarantee you got family Don't hesitate if you need some help And if you can't get that look inside yaself Moving with the law of inertia Took a while to learn that but we all ain't perfect And we all ain't perser veering in directions that we all might worship We all might curse but That don't mean your profanity is more profane The grass might be greener but it's still on both sides of the gate That's the opposite of flacid Who's causing who's havoc like you swear you don't know who mobb deep is I don't blame you that was back in 9-6 And now we gotta whole New generation of kids Trust I ain't tryna fall out boy....Pete Wentz I'm just tryna define my peacefulness Like a cop eating donuts/Peace. Full. Ness. You didn't get that look inside yaself I keep thinking back on all the No's I got Remember when Freeway said the flow don't stop Need money like Castro the dough don't stop Homie you get what you ask for bullets or bars Those the main two options when you get out the car In Millbrook Rittenhouse or Twin Hills Park They told em play ball & the scouts might want him He ain't notice that even the rims got chains on em So now I'm thinking back to the nose I got And how the label can't sell me cause I'm not a heartthrob You start to notice that they never gave us a shot And we gotta stick together cause we all we got So don't hesitate fam if you need some help But if ya can't get that look inside yaself
4.
04:29
I used to wonder why we'd even have dreams for Till I start seeing things I wanted off my Dreamboard They said my path was tailor made I didn't seam sure Tryna swim through the high waters like my seams short Answer my best friends calls & I would seem short I'm only focused on what lens me inspiration You send me invites I'm sorry I can't make it A wise man told me every dog has his day And when they call Ya number better come & get ya plate It's Kats more hungry if you wait It's hard to go on dates but bae don't get upset about it I'll pull some strings sweetheart don't even fret about it I've got our tickets reserved we can catch a meal after Member when we used to have to sit up in the rafters Now we courtside & this doesn't feel real but I like the way it feels So if you dig what you hearing then let me know From the back to the front row get them hands up High I used to wonder why we'd even have dreams for Till I start seeing things I wanted on my dreamboard Yea, I wasn't really sure what I was becoming Drinking pbrs on empty stomachs They say when you in Rome you should do what the Romans do That ain't get me nowhere near what I really wanted to do Sorry if this friendship is over/Shed you a tear assemble a team proceed to build a bridge & get over Shoutout to everybody that tried to get over I love you like a cousin that's never invited over Ha! You know the type Sending you invites But still can't spell ya name right And never mind the girls that you seen me wit You notice you ain't heard about her since we split I kid If that's considered childish then it is what it is because I like the way it feels So if you dig what you hearing then let me know From the back to the front row get them hands up High Bout to spend all of my money on plane tickets Bout to switch time zones since all of my friends say I changed Walking back to coach feeling shame Looked up to a pretty flight attendant addressing me by my name Cause she likes the music I give my thanks Now this old guy next to me pretending to like rap And a friend at his office that's black And all I'm thinking bout is breaking up with my girlfriend when I'm back And wondering if Imma miss it It's strange but through this whole thought process I seem to be weirdly optimistic The guys still talkin and I'm trying to listen I would get a window seat next to a pediatrician At the same time I wouldn't trade a second at all Its crumbs on the floor from chips cause I'm letting em fall We prepare for takeoff so I sit back and chill So if you dig what you hearing then let me know From the back to the front row get them hands up High
5.
That's why I've called you over on such short notice It's been a couple of months and I'm starting to notice That these tendencies ain't good for the long run We're not attached so before you get used to me She cut me off then she said you've been using me I felt insulted To use somebody is to at one point actually have em at your disposal Today I felt like I had to beg you to come over But I don't wanna fight She said & you don't wanna fight for us Ya music is the only thing important Ya insecurities they make you boring Now I'm pissed off even more I tell her that it makes for good recording So we can sit here & go back & forth or you can tell me what you're asking for Then she told me another chance Then she walked over & hit the light She opened her coat & the pearls around neck had a glow that was Bright as the stars that shine Dark as the sky I know this love of mine It will never die I could feel the heat coming off us So many things running through my mind & when I look into her eyes I see Cruel Intentions like before Sebastian died I knew who she was before she walked into my life And I keep her around just for the thrill of it You know she keeps me around because a deals coming We just playing ourselves like the start screen If I lead her through this transformation will she turn into a starscream And now I'm back to being selfish Back to my own pessimism I couldn't help it I wake up with my back to her I turn over and she's already dressed She said it's for the best She said I'm an amazing guy But she just doesn't think she can fit into my life She knows that I'm headed to these dreams of mine & one day she can say that she knew that I'd end up being Bright as the stars that shine Dark as the sky I know this love of mine It will never die And she left & I let her I wanted to go get her But part of me feels like she'll walk back in and say this is a mistake can't we work this out It's official I've watched too many sitcoms now Fool me once it's shame on you Fool me twice and it ain't on you It's two sides it just ain't on you To be honest before we got in it I was ready to pull out like I came on you My minds in India & her thoughts are on the flight We both wasting each others time this isn't right Uh, I can't see em coming down my eyes So I gotta let this song cry Cause I know how this goes You tell ya friends I'm an asshole You might smash a homie I know And one day we'll cross paths on the street & have to awkwardly meet You'll be with a regular Joe I'll be with another girl that's tryna be Bright as the stars that shine Dark as the sky I know this love of mine It will never die
6.
03:14
Lately I been burning the candle at both of ends of the stick So what I say on wax is really startin to hold Behind on a laundry list of task I feel like I'm really starting to fold I gotta get it together like a last minute show You either save as a draft or compose You can just complain about the draft or go put on a coat I'm tired of getting wet & then catching a cold when the Rain comes down It just shows who you are So let's gaze at the stars As we wait for the sky to fall As we wait for the skylight I have to remind myself that hard times shouldn't break you And bad relationships can't date you It's all about the way you make ya through I ain't tryna preach to you I'm just saying that I'm just like you I've seen some bright days and some dark knights And the latter I've seen make a loyal Christian Bale on their faith This world is hungry I ain't tryna be its prey So father forgive me if I forget to I'm still thankful for the food And this roof/And the booth I'm thankful when I wake up after seeing the moon It's time to make a men's like you're raising two sons If they're both bright then Ya job is done Rain comes down It just shows who you are So let's gaze at the stars As we wait for the sky to fall As we wait for the skylight Over the past couple days I been falling asleep with all the lights on Face stuck to the pen & this notepad that I write on Can't even ball a fist like right on I pic the moments I can shed light on Tell Rob to turn the Mic on They rushing for the first and I'm reaching for the pylon I'm tryna break the plane like trips delayed Getting better at rolling with the jabs I been handed I keep sticking and dancin It's possible that Ali might of ruined us Sometimes we speak before we see what's really true in us Too many truants in the game Complain about the draft or go put on a coat I'm tired of getting wet and then catching a cold when the Rain comes down It just shows who you are So let's gaze at the stars As we wait for the sky to fall As we wait for the skylight
7.
02:15
They ask me where you goin I say somewhere far from here It's too bright you can't even see stars from here And I'm really feelin like the only star in here Next to my dude (Shawty Slim sample) I've got big dreams & he said so what we all do I'm offended that you thinking that I dream like you But I'm sleep tho I metaphorically speak I been up Pitching New ideas with no relief We been tryna find the curve & stay ahead of it I go to my producers for a hit & they float it like when Henry came in for Chet Steadman My home run of shows gon be Epic I swing for the exits Tryna put the ball with the Jetsons Tryna get to the ball in the bubble Lexus Get out the car in the middle of ya hood & talk reckless It's like I gotta death wish If I don't call ya bluff Imma text it And my hood girl told me earlier this verse bout nethin What? That's how she talks She's sitting at my coffee table rolling a blunt Tryna tell me idk what I want It seems like the people You know the least got the most to say about you The ones hating most wanna be the closest round you Rather than tryna tell me how everything should go You should chill & try to enjoy the motherfuckin show Worried bout celebs & if your bartenders racist We still don't know what happened to the plane from Malaysia It's hard everyone is laughing in the room except for you Everything can't be socially acceptable They like Floco why he getting on ahead of you You can't sweat it if they strapped in before ya His seat my be closer but that means his rides shorter & we all end up at the end watching the recorder So I'll never have to forge a rapport Or a chord To convince you to endorse or support I'm just staying the course like I'm following the meal structure You know it's real when ya meals covered When ya names on card that's in front of your plate And they don't pull the covers off until we've had a toast I'm talkin Carmines on west 44th My pop took me there in 94 Taught me table etiquette taught me the difference between forks It's half who you are & what you can afford It's not where ya from its where you making noise It's not who ya friends are who do avoid Who to bring along and who to disappoint Kneel for ya safety or try to make points You kneeling for a payday or kneeling for fun I string some along & some I lace once Before you judge give a firm synopsis I've seen some hard bottoms & compared you're prolly a pair of those floral foamposites The moral of the story is I'm not like yall And I don't like yall

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released April 20, 2015

All tracks written and arranged by Floco Torres
All tracks produced by Shawty Slim
Drums on "Stars That Shine" by Infinite Quest (a.p.c.q)
Bass on "Wanna Be" by Floco Torres
All tracks recorded, mixed & mastered by Rob Evans at Star Motel Studios in Macon Ga.
Executive producers: Floco Torres & Ronshad Berry

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Floco Torres Akron, Ohio

Floco (pronounced Flock-o) Torres knows a thing or two about starting over. 23 projects deep into his career as a solo recording artist, he has envisioned and revisioned his creative expression countless times and with this adaptive style he has gained a steady following for his hip-hop-meets-alternative rock style.- Nicole Baumann ... more

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