Dirt Presents: the Broken Earth EP

by Jeremiah Dirt (w/ Nazir)

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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
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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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