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What A Trip (feat. Ras Zackary & Johnny Cosmic)

from Cosmic Knowledge by KnowledgeBorn07

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This track was originally written for a documentary in Germany called "What a Trip" and was being put together by Frank Liesner of the "Skunk Allstars". The excitement about the opportunity was very high and when Johnny and I decided to take on the challenge, it all just came together like clockwork.

Johnny pieced the song together and I wrote my verse and chorus in literally 15 minutes. Its was one of those rare times that the hair on your neck stands up and your pencil just starts writing by itself. This song pretty much became the sound track to my life for the next few months. Each word and chord struck hard to me deep down inside.

I asked Ras Zackary of my old band Roots of Kreation to join me on this track, when i heard his verse I knew it was a perfect fit. I also realized that I had never really had a song with a female backup and this was an avenue I wanted to explore. I felt Amie "is free" Catanzarite was a perfect fit because she has a beautiful voice and an even more beautiful soul.

Due to unfortunate circumstances and some content, which we did not agree with, the song was pulled from the film. Never the less if it wasn't for the opportunity this song would have never been written.



so many ups and downs like ocean waves
living this life in the land of the free
sometimes I feel like a modern day slave
sometimes I feel like I gotta get paid
stayin upon my hustle with a brand new day
focused not to fumble when they try to tackle me
pass it to my bredren get em on the same page
connecting the dots so the future is paved
meditate positive when inspiration fades
try to cast out the demons inside of brain
maybe we'll unite one day we will change
no more poison inside the vampires fangs
cause if it gets the best of you you will fade away
like dust in the wind an epitaph above your grave
please listen before you do it again
bless up the youth the youth are your friend
bless up the all mighty and blessed is H.I.M.
I try to do my part right here in south bend
and pay it forward to you like a hand to lend
keep your head up high and away from sin
your under my wing like you are my kin
brothers and sister please stop fightin
we can unite the fyah I'm lightin
to purify you so stop the violence

(Knowledgeborn07, Johnny Cosmic and Amie Catanzarite)

We could win
We could lose but
If we don't try then we won't have a clue, no
What a trip, what a trip baby
What a trip life is
Love's gonna set me free

(Ras Zackary)

this worlds movin a little too fast
aint even got enough cash to save my ass
nor can I afford to buy your korg
still till this date zero records sold
but it aint bout the money or the gold
i'm doin this to satisfy my soul
cause i'll grow old and
it will be something for my kids to uphold
and when i pass
this will be the only thing left of me that will last
and hopefully they will chant my words
as if they were in mass
and maybe get these kids outta bed
and goin to class, to class
you better take your ass back to class
cause I never did
too busy running with the neighborhood kids
but it's not gonna be easy for them
a pool of piranhas they'll be swimming in
things can go from good to great and bad to worse
just depends on which one is happening first


We could win
We could lose but
If we don't try then we won't have a clue, no
What a trip, what a trip baby
What a trip life is
Love's gonna set me free

I'll be free love

My baby love, I won't tell you lies


from Cosmic Knowledge, released May 11, 2010
Vocals: Knowledgeborn07, Ras Zackary, Johnny Cosmic, Amie Catanzarite

Music: Johnny Cosmic


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