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EpicLLOYD - Holding the Seams Together (free download)

Published: Jun 21, 2013

Free Download - http://bit.ly/lId5qT
Click to Tweet - http://clicktotweet.com/df7sf

Wassup all,

The instrumental used for this track is originally from The Hollowz album "Dreams of Sex and Flying" from the song "Sow the Seed". It features production by Edward Cayce and emcee Logic and it also kicks ass. Thanks to the Hollowz and big shout out the everyone up there in Milwaukee. The original song is available on the Hollowz Bandcamp page: http://bit.ly/hqpaaY

I debated with myself over whether or not to upload this song. I'm not a big fan of complaining. Things in my world are pretty different for me now but I wrote this a long time ago and at that time this was how it was. I was living in Chicago in a basement apartment with my little brother and a lot of shit that was going down in my life was not the best. I spent all my time either working a job that I hated or hustling with my friends chasing a dream that had no promise of coming true. Everything around me told me that doing what I was doing wasn't gonna work but for some reason I just kept doing it cause nothing else made me happy.

Anyway, at the end of the day I really like the song and it comes from a real place so I figured I'd share it. I hope you enjoy it.

Written and performed by EpicLLOYD and Im on all this business:
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/epiclloyd
Tweet @theepiclloyd http://www.twitter.com/theepiclloyd
Tumblr http://epiclloyd.tumblr.com/
Instagram @theepiclloyd
Google + http://bit.ly/P5X93u

Additional vocals and mixing by Nice Peter http://youtube.com/nicepeter
Beat by Edward Cayce of the Hollowz
Re-mastered by Choco Reynoso
Edited by Marc Chester and EpicLLOYD
Produced by Michelle Maloney and Atul Singh for Maker Studios
Shot and lit by Alana Fickes

Special thanks to Pete, Dante and Mary for letting me use their place for this video. To Josie for being awesome and making the video feel real by playing herself. And to Hobie aka Baby Astro for keeping me honest and pushing me to make what's important in the song come first. And also thanks to my Pops.

LYRICS
It's for when I can't take no more
or fake it no more
or wait around knocking on these doors anymore
for the days when I don't wanna scrape no more
when I wonder what the waiting's for
it's when i want more
I want my Pop's to not be poor
I want more
I want my turn to burn the world down to it's core
I want more of it
more poorer kids to get their stories written
more pickin's
more of what we're not getting'
it's about

holding the seams together
holdin on

and I'm pretty shallow
but i keep spitting to be deeper
i'm spittin' to beat the leak under my sneakers
i'm spittin' to drown in surround sound coming from my cheap speakers
i'm spittin' to attract some heat seekers
and i guess that you could say i'm star but somehow i'm not too bright
it's the eyes
they don't shine right in this lime light
i'm outta sight
so you'll never get to see me on the mic
but fuck it
i'll just rhyme at night in my kitchen

and i'm holing the seams together
holding on

so i hold on to it
and Pops says hold on to it
and She says hold to it
and so I hold on
I hold on

holding the seams together
holding on.