Starving Artist

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Starving Artist
Verse 1:
I’ve been running from the struggle (struggle)
Convinced that I am so invincible (invincible)
Never believed that you must starve to live (starve to live)
Creator telling me to get, you give (to get, you give)
Then it occurred to me, suddenly (suddenly)
That I’m not really living or giving
Shed my materials, my fear you know (shed my fears)
To get to my potential, yeah, yeah
Are you willing, to hustle (hustle)
Embrace your fears, build muscle (muscle)
Are you ready, do it different
This is the hardest dollar you spent (and it’s worth it)
Gotta give up, what you’re used to (used to)
If you wanna do what you do (do what you do)
You’re an artist, and you’re destined
Are you hungry to learn this lesson?
Verse 2:
If you’re straddling the borderline (borderline)
Of your heart’s desire, and your will to survive (your will to survive)
Be sure you know what’s right to sacrifice (sacrifice)
Cause when you give it up, you will feel so alive (so alive)
Cause when I quit my job, thought it’d be oh so hard (felt so free)
Yet I never felt more happier (free)
See I got comfortable, being uncomfortable
Took an educated risk to reach my goals
Repeat Chorus
Verse 3:
Thought I was crazy, college-educated baby
Went from working in offices to serving tables lately
That fed my pockets, didn’t feed my soul
And if I wasn’t doing both I knew I wouldn’t be whole
Never was the type to sell cd’s out of trunks
But I been working like a slave, and hadn’t written for months
Had to sacrifice security to see this completed
Cause security’s what I wanted but sacrifice what I needed
Now I know what it takes to not struggle (not struggle)
Do what makes you happy so you won’t be troubled (won’t be troubled)
Creator told me, to get, I must give (I must give)
No longer hungry, cause I fed my gift (fed my gift)
Repeat Chorus


from SOUL​-​HOP, released March 12, 2010
Lyrics/Arranged by: Princess of Controversy, DJ Monty With the Dope Sound
Produced & Mixed by: Sterling for Antidote Beats
Recorded/Engineered by: Sterling for Antidote Beats
Additional Recording by: D. Richardson (Dayjahvu) for Choppy Chop-E Sound/Chombaa Publishing
Additional Engineering by: Mista Green for Greenery Recordings



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