Dirt Presents: the Broken Earth EP

by Jeremiah Dirt (w/ Nazir)

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This was a group effort between Dirt and the Chicago based Crew, Nazir. The collab was concepted by eVolve and Dirt as a way to introduce 'Shadow of the Locust' fans to the new musical talent found in the Nazir crew. Although Nazir has since disbanded, their musical legacy lives on through this project.
You'll recognize some of the 'Dirt' Tracks because a few of them are remixes of songs that were eventually released on his 'Heavy Manners' a few years later after this album. No doubt it's awesome to hear reworkings of such great material but nothing will compare to the original track, 'Silent Candle', which became an underground hit on mixtape circuits.
From SzaHands razor fast flow, Shun Di's bassy groove attack, or Dirt's emotional Flux don't miss out on this project only available here.

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released May 15, 2007

Production and Engineering from: eVolve & Beat Somebody. All lyrics written by the Emcee's performing them, respectively.

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Jeremiah Dirt (Shadow of the Locust) Hesperia, California

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Beginning a career in 1999 with the acclaimed album, Plague, after years of touring with, then, labelmates POD, Dirt has kept and keeps his fans loaded up with his unique blend of creative, emotional, revealing lyrical ferocity and love for pure Hiphop.
Founding Father of 'Shadow of the Locust' - he's proven to be an emcee NOT to sleep on.
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Track Name: Silent Candle (w/ Radius, Parable, eVolve))
SILENT CANDLE
(Dirt)
A SMOLDERING WICK…
HE WON’T SNUFF OUT
YOUR WALKIN WITH YOUR CHEST OUT
BUT PRIDE GOT YOUR HEART LOOKIN DIM
I SEEN THIS HAPPEN TO MANY MEN
AND MANY WOMEN, TREMBLIN
LOW SELF ESTEEM GOT THE FLAME FLICKERIN
AND ONCE THIS HAPPENS
THE TRAPS HAVE BEEN SET
AND THE MAGGOTS HAVE BEEN LET IN
IT’S GOD THAT YOU’LL BE FORGETTIN
BUT THINKIN THAT GOD FORGOT YOU
AS THE DEVIL HOLDS UP A HOOP FOR YOU TO JUMP THROUGH
HEART ROCK SOLID SEDIMENT AND IT’S HARD TO BREAK THROUGH
STARE INTO THE EYES OF DOUBT AND TURN INTO A STONE STATUE
AN EMBER STRUGLLING
THE SALIVA FROM A DEMONS MOUTH TURNS A BONFIRE TO NOTHING
HAVING YOU CRY, ‘PLEASE SEND SOMETHIN
TO DELIVER ME FROM THIS
I GOT CAUGHT UP IN THE ABYSS
AND STRUCK WITH A PESTILENCE
MY SOUL CLEAVETH TO DUST
AND MELTS FROM THE HEAVINESS’
UNNERVED BY THE SOUND AS A CITY CRASHES
WHY’D JESUS SUFFER THROUGH 30 LASHES
BLOOD AND SWEAT REMOVED FROM HIS DIVINE SPINE TO ADD TO MY SPINELESS
DEAD MAN RAISED FROM A CASKET
BUT CALLOUSSNESS RUSTED MY PROGRESS UNDER A BASKET
A HIDDEN FLOURESCENT LAMP UNDER A BED, I FEEL DEAD
WITH INSIGHT FROM CHRIST LOCKED IN MY FOREHEAD
MY SOUL ACHING, A CARDIAC RANSACKED
PLAQUE GATHERS IN MY LUNGS FROM THE SMOKESTACK
A PILGRIM PROGRESSING THE RIGHT PATH BUT NOW TREATIN JAH LIKE CUL-DE-SAC
AS A FOUL SPIRIT TWIST MY DIRECTION IN THE PITCH BLACK

(Radius)
IT’S A SHAME THAT I NEVER WANT TO SPREAD HIS BEAUTIFUL NAME THROUGH OUT THE STREETS
IT’S HARD TO EXPLAIN WHY MY SPEECH DOESN’T REACH THE EARS OF LOST SOULS
TOO MANY YEARS OF SHEDDING TEARS
HOW DO I STEER TOWARDS OBEDIANCE
WITHOUT RUNNING OVER MEDIANS
I FEAR TO BE LUAGHED AT LIKE COMEDIANS
A HUMAN CHAMELEON, IS WHAT I AM
AND I CAN’T STAND THAT
I DO MY BEST TO STICK OUT LIKE SAMMY DAVIS JR. FROM THE RAT PACK
WHAT DO I LACK?
AN OUTER LIGHT LIKE AN ECLIPSE WITH NOTHING TO IGNITE
I FIGHT WITH THIS INNER VOICE THAT SEEMS TO AMPLIFY INSIDE MY MIND
BUT I CAN’T DENY HIM
SINCE HE MANIFESTED IN FLESH
DEFEATED DEATH WITH ONE BREATH OF LIFE
NO MORE SILENCE LIKE PAUL AND SILAS
LOOK INSIDE THE CANDLE AS I BURN WITH A TIMELESS PIECE
EVEN IF MY WICK SEEMS TO BE WEAK, HIS WONDERFUL PRESENCE APPEARS TO STRENGTHEN MY FEET
LENGTHEN MY REACH
ONLY TO ILLUMINATE A DARK AND LONELY VALLEY OF LIFE
HIS RADIANT LIGHT CUTS THROUGH DARKNESS LIKE A SHARPENED KNIFE
IT’S A PATTERN
THAT LIES BEYOND IN A CIRCULAR MOTION LIKE THE RINGS OF SATURN
I’M A HUMAN LANTERN THAT WAS ONCE PICTURED AS A SILENT CANDLE

(Parable)
I OPEN NOT MY MOUTH, I UTTER WORDS BUT DON’T SPEAK
MOST OF THE TIME I SAY NOTHING, AND IF I DO IT’S TOO DEEP
IMMA CREEP, A RADIOHEAD WONDERING WHAT I’M DOING HERE
I DON’T BELONG HERE AND LATELY IT’S BECOME EVER SO CLEAR
I TRIED TO FIND MY PLACE IN THIS COLD WORLD AND FOUND NONE
SO I DIED TO THIS WORLD, BUT DYING MADE ME FEEL NUMB
AND DUMB, DEATH, AND BLIND, HANDS OVER MY EARS, MOUTH AND EYES
A MONKEY IN THE MIDDLE CUAGHT BETWEEN EARTH AND SKY
I TRY TO LET MY LIGHT SHINE, BUT MY FLAME FLICKERS DIM
AT TIMES ALMOST FADES, STILL I CAN FEEL IT’S WARM GLOW WITHIN
THEIS SIN STIFLES THE FIRE, AND COLD WINDS BLOW AGAINST MY SOUL
SO I RAGE AGAINST THE DYING OF LIGHT AND WON’T LET GO
LORD I KNOW THA I HAVE FAILED YO, TIME AND TIME AGAIN
IF I TRANSCEND EVERY OBSTACLE WILL I BECOME A LEGEND LIKE CHEN ZHEN?
I TRY TO COMPREHEND MY PURPOSE, AND WHY MY SURFACE SEEMS TO MELT
HOW CAN A CANDLE BE SO WORTHLESS? ALL I THINK ABOUT’S MYSELF
WHY ELSE COULD YOU HAVE PLACED ME ON THIS EARTH BUT TO EXCEL
TO STAND ON MOUNTAINS SHOUTING ‘SEEK HEAVEN, FORSAKE HELL’
MY LIGHT WHISPERS INSTEAD OF YELLS, IT KNOWS SECRETS I MUST TELL
ONE DAY THIS FRAME WILL DECAY AND THIS FLAME CAN BURN AND NOT BE HELD

(evolvE)

"i'm fragile, my heart breaks at the moment of my
rest/
see, i'm nothing but a worm as i squirm through the
valley of death/

just like judas with a breath of lies, my own savior
i've denied/
i can see him stretch for my person as i curse the
thing in which he died/

i've...sighed many times and i've...cried many times/
i talk the talk without the walk, you can hear it in
my rhymes/

visions of my enemy flash as i look at my own
reflection/
manifest with no direction because i cant stand the
subjection/

god can you hear my cry when i set my face towards
the sky/
do i suffer in vain with pain as i simply strain to
ask why/

is your son really for me, did he not die for my
selfish habits/
then please tell me lord, why give mercy, you know
that i cant hack it/

will the answer lie in front of me, am i just too
blind to see it/
i grasp for air with a silent stare, hear instruction
to believe it/

oh i long to stand strong, proclaim your love, but
i'm too weak/
now with this you call me a mute with the abilities
to speak/"


(CHORUS)
WHAT WE SEE AND WHAT WE HEAR
DETERMINE THE THINGS OF WHICH WE SPEAK
WHAT WE SEEK IS WHAT WE FIND
SELFISH PLEASURES FOR THE DAY
WE DON’T OFTEN LIFT OUR VOICES
WE’RE ASHAMED OF WHAT WE’LL SAY