Reflections Perceptions: Delayed Service

by Nazif

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released 20 August 2012

Executive Producer: Nazif
Engineer & Producer: Nordavilla/Majestic
Engineer & Master: Alex Foster

All tracks produced by Majestic & Nordavilla excluding tracks 2 & 3 which are credited to Bugseed, Bonobo & Lupalux.

Photography: Nazif
Artwork: Tim Shelton

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Track Name: Reflections Perceptions
* Intro - Script - Unknown *

Verse 1
Perceptions, such a powerful tool
(Yeah) It determines! What name you'd be called
Be it fakes projecting in another persona
To finally waking up from slipping into a coma
Yeah u know to, differentiate
The love from the hate
The lessons learnt, the pain
From the mistakes we make
The same practice u take
In the perceptions we face
And that’s everyday!
U got to look with your eyes, see through the lies
Believe what’s right,
I feel from what I read and write!
That's me on the mic
Trying to be me, as much as I write
It’s the constant battle of trying to be alike
That sight? Can get to a guy
Derailed from what’s in hindsight
And my minds like I’m right
But sometimes my hearts not alight
The train of thought in life, so when times time
Reflect perceptions, keep your eyes wide

Chorus
Look in the mirror and believe what you see
Even though what you see is not to be believed
Look at your reflection when you took that
And tell me what’s your perception when you look back
Reflections Perceptions x4

Verse 2
I’m conscious of my conscience, which is aware of my sub
Stereophonic vocals, but not blaring the sub
No bass no snare, the kicks n that stuff
Its there!!! But u can’t see like the air that u puff
It's there!!! You can feel but can not touched
A form of a bond based on facts of such
Awareness, that causes cells in your brain to rush
Where insomnia of your third eye is tested n watched
So I refrain from slipping and sleeping, can’t treat my days as evenings
Minds can build layers with everyday n repeat the weekend
Call it inception but that will be too deep then
All I’m saying is what’s the purpose of breathing?
I got to look at the path that open gate
And be ready to snatch the smirk off omens face
U can watch your back till your in a boxed place but
I look at to look back with the giving’s of gods grace

Chorus
Look in the mirror and believe what you see
Even though what you see is not to be believed
Look at your reflection when you took that
And tell me what’s your perception when you look back
Reflections Perceptions x4
Track Name: Hip Hop Feat. Fightcaine & Marshal Artz
Chorus x2

Hip Hop (x4) Words with emotions in synced
Hip Hop (x4) Verses relived in ink
Hip Hop (x4) The essence that’s in its brink
Hip Hop (x4) Reflect perceptions, its time to think!

Verse 1
Ok, where to start it?
The basis begins with the artist
With the paths we choose & that we part with
Hungry for the fame or humble with the hardship
One of many temptations we have to harvest
Nurture, study and expose the daft sh*t
The question is the answer, so listen when u ask it
These are the ways that the love targets,
Tests and separates the half hearted
If you’re well aware, you can laugh hard it's...
A matter of how things perceive to be
It's my sole purpose, believe in me
Coz I, studied it a lifetime
Liked it all until I built a life line
Of my rhymes that taught my mind
To try grind, the significance of this life time
Yo I strive to be my best, tired of an amateur
Grab hip-hop by the throat & man handle her
Make her throw up the perception from a camera
That brainwashed you and slowly dismantled ya

Chorus x2

Hip Hop (x4) Words with emotions in synced
Hip Hop (x4) Verses relived in ink
Hip Hop (x4) The essence that’s in its brink
Hip Hop (x4) Reflect perceptions, its time to think!

Verse 2
Hip Hop gave an interest, above all focus
Prior I was floating like what a boat is
Now, I'm smooth sailing from what the flow does
An aim to maintaining not to go bust
Perceptions purposely portrayed to show cast
Such a work of art but never get no love
Unless love equals profit for the pockets
But the pockets never cough it if it's honest
They'd sod it, water it down to pop hits
Just letting u know, to the novice
Whose innocence is derailed by the bollocks
In order to show you I'm here to pay homage
Share the sorrow of the lost hip, hop kid
See, I don't shut up till my voice is heard
Stayed silent too long and all that time it hurt
Now its time to kill this sh*t to see it in a hearse
The redemptions be the beat, driven in reverse
The same goes to the artists whose watered down by thirst
Nothing, what y'all catch from my verse
Concentrate when I write my mind think deep
So mind blowing I freestyle and let the ink breath

Chorus x2

Hip Hop (x4) Words with emotions in synced
Hip Hop (x4) Verses relived in ink
Hip Hop (x4) The essence that’s in its brink
Hip Hop (x4) Reflect perceptions, its time to think!

Verse 3
Whats hip hop but poetry put on a beat?
A Platform for self expression so our souls can speak
Im not sure about music anymore
Where its going, What direction. Destination looks poor
And the best don't seem to get recognition anymore
Manufactured mass media brand name whores
Created by fat cats propoganda in full force
And of course they've got them on all fours so they can eat a full course
This is just the start, they called Kanye's twisted fantasy art
Yet Akalas doublethink doesnt chart
Do you listen to lyrics when you listen to a song?
Are you nodding your heard giving approval to the wrong?
Subconsciously you soak it all up
So it comes out in your actions and f*cks your mind up
Edu-tainment for todays youth
This is bittersweet symphony for a sweet tooth.
Track Name: Mary Jane Feat Nordavilla
Chorus
Just like the wind, she can come she can go
She glides within, either crumbs or in o's
Age not relevant, young or ya old
She fools you to think that the sun is in the cold
Damn! You can be left hung and feeling low
Spend days, possibly months in a row
The kiss on ya tongue can have you sold
I thought she was the one the one for me to hold

Verse 1:
Damn, I remember when I first met you
It was late December and it felt so special
You moved me and kept me going like petrol
Such a tender age, exposed to something sensual
Mum tried her best to shelter the outside world
But society was destined and that was out by girls
What a typical scenario, the streets a cynical father yo
Egged on by peers, to man up. My dear!
I ain't going to lie, that was less than half of it
Curiosity, played the real part to it
I just wanted to introduce to you
A dude that was into news of you
Who would do maybe a thing or two
To capture a moment in view of you
I had to do! What I had to do
I picked up my balls and then I moved to you
And in my favour to reach you, I had the hook up
So for me to get high, all I had to do was look up

Chorus
Just like the wind, she can come she can go
She glides within, either crumbs or in o's
Age not relevant, young or ya old
She fools you to think that the sun is in the cold
Damn! You can be left hung and feeling low
Spend days, possibly months in a row
The kiss on ya tongue can have you sold
I thought she was the one the one for me to hold

Verse 2:
Mary Jane’s a chatterbox, when she'd talk
But she taught me subject matters with deep thought
And by being in her presence she'd make my knees weak
When I'd hold her tight, she'll make me breathe deep
But by being with her, it was like a roller coaster ride
Coz mans would try to move her, I'd hold her close my side
She was hot property and always on fire
Getting dragged left to right from her admirers
And that's when I clocked; she'd been out and about
Coz her lips were resuscitated from mouth to mouth
She'd never let me breathe fresh air, she's toxic
But now I see past the illusion like optics
To accept the fact that she's not the lady of my life
And there's more to a pure soul, maybe if I'm right
Coz I went from just the one then again to more
Now I know why this bad b*tch is against the law

Bridge
Just like the wind, she can come and go (She can come and go)
Exploring my intension, she said she can ease up all the tension (Uh)
So when she touch my lips, she glows in my eyes (She glows in my eyes)
My head starts spinning, she got me in a trance
But when she aint around, I'm feeling so low (Just feeling)
So low (So low)
Track Name: Sci-Fi Feat Fightcaine
Verse 1
Today I'm about to fly off
But I'm losing my drive man a straight write off
Engineering writing rhymes I find hot
Finishing my sentence like the bars shines got
But the only pen I've been talking about
Is the one I'm writing with and I'm reading out
Man I'm good when it comes to word play
And I have been since my birthday
Yo I warn you not to pass these yellow tapes
Coz that's where Nazsty dwells and meditates
Killing any beat, that was ever made
Been doing it since way back like vertebrates
No nine but still holding the heat
Oh my, spitting like rain drops on the street
Only to evaporate to what I breathe
Heading to the very top just like a weave
Shoot for the stars and go galactic
The sky ain't the limit, there's more to manage
Coz man crossed more than the Atlantic
Into the o zone and out this planet
One direction and that is latitude
I be getting high, just like strapping doobs
One man oot until I'm out of this earth
I guess I've been grinding putting in the work
And that's coz my state of mind is outta control
Its universal, it's out of this world
That's where I go when I need my space
Coz no one I no one relates to what I face
So I digitally reincarnate
No no stopping me in paths way
Signalling sounds down the satellite
And watch Hip Hop manifest whist sat in heights

Verse 2
They said the worlds gonna end like the Mayans predicted
I flip the script and take sh*ts on these fake pricks
Say some sh*t i'm not sure how you'll take this
Dark like the moon in a lunar eclipse is
Revenge of the sith
I attack like an atom been split when i spit
Sit back in my spaceship
Float in abyss
While I tell you the truth about things that exist
See I believe in more
And anything is possible the world is yours
Perception lies inside your mind
I can see your soul straight through your eyes
The sky aint the limit
Its only the beginning
Enter black holes and different dimensions, inventions
Attention! Now try comprehending a beginning and an ending...
Track Name: 28 Secrets Feat Nordavilla
Verse 1
I'm too sprung up on my ex
To be caught up with a next
It can ease and help forget
But never heal up from the depths
The action that is lead isn't fair on the next
Not content with whats next nor even my ex
A catch 22, left bitter by the breath
The taste of what is numb, nothing more nothing less
Self hatred from regrets, left feeling all upset
The realisation took more than just a sec
Life is the path and these are just the steps
Each flight is a hurdle bringing out your very best
Yes there can be bad but good can still be found
If there weren't no good then you could kill me now
But there definitely is, you see more when in doubt
So the test can be your pass, to be your ticket out
There definitely is, you see more when in doubt
So that test can be your pass, to be your ticket out

Chorus
The world is evolving, with or without us
You have to move upwards to move outwards
Since you've held it in, now see what out does
That's what I do, power of what sound does x4

Verse 2
You can depart insanity and arrive to reality
To take control of tragedy then to breathe happily
It can be done, why not give it a run
The achievement, the outcome, the thought of something done
Is giving me the chills that is next to non
I can see what has begun by only what to become
I wanna be better, better than I ever was
If it was written, why question? Naa never god!
If it was meant to be then it's whatever it was
To whatever it is, whatever the cost
Acceptance, depends the gravity in your drop
It could be cushioned or you fall, hard as a rock
Either way, the force is still parallel
Same amount of energy, let the matter dwell
The difference occurs to only what is relative
Dependant on whether its a plus or negative

Chorus
The world is evolving, with or without us
You have to move upwards to move outwards
Since you've held it in, now see what out does
That's what I do, power of what sound does x4
Track Name: Train of Thoughts
Intro
Jump on the platform
Depart in the rap form
Seated in the back carriage
Journey through a hidden passage
Board my darkest dreams
Thoughts from the toughest steams
Tightly grip my ticket
Where will my life lead if I miss it

Chorus
Train of thoughts, thoughts of a train
I get caught, through a journey of pain
These tracks help me guide my brain
So there’s no delays to, where I want to aim
Train of thoughts, thoughts of a train
Carriage of empty souls, sitting in vain
Platforms waiting, stressing in strain
So depart with me, so we can all attain



Verse 1
On my trains of thoughts, hand on my ticket
Watching myself through the window, how I do & did it
Another new day, I wanna move with it
But society? Doesn't want me to live it
Naa. Nothing in this life is free, no one to give
So I watch my back incase someone wants to nick it
It’s kind of funny when you look at life when u tip it
Its like holding your neck by rope, how do you rip it?
Unleash yourself from this evil system
I swear I’ve had enough of being the victim
Beat down, left with nothing but depression
Still I live life for the moment, though it’s a lesson
And when I try to rebuild, back on recession
My conscious gets defeated and mind starts neglecting
Brain starts rejecting, shai-tan starts infecting
But it’s too late when my heart starts detecting (The damage is done)

Chorus
Train of thoughts, thoughts of a train
I get caught, through a journey of pain
These tracks help me guide my brain
So there’s no delays to, where I want to aim
Train of thoughts, thoughts of a train
Carriage of empty souls, sitting in vain
Platforms waiting, stressing in strain
So depart with me, so we can all attain

Verse 2
The damage is done
And I’ve had my fun
To realise I’m back to where I started, square one
Just one steps forward and two steps back
I feel awkward and I get mad
So I, rev the engine, leave the tension
Smoke my Benson and speak my session
On how the government, has us on lock down
School? Is just another word for compound
A better education is what they want us to think
But I aint gonna stomach a pack of lies that they bring
The system may educate to a certain extent
But how to live your life is at your own expense
Which unfortunately leads humanity to collide
Do they teach us how to protect and survive?
Naa! My train of thoughts has lost it's track
And these diversions aren't taking me back

Chorus
Train of thoughts, thoughts of a train
I get caught, through a journey of pain
These tracks help me guide my brain
So there’s no delays to, where I want to aim
Train of thoughts, thoughts of a train
Carriage of empty souls, sitting in vain
Platforms waiting, stressing in strain
So depart with me, so we can all attain

*Hidden bonus switch up*

Verse 3
Yo the sun pops up, yet another day in
An insomniac, but wake up in the AM
Blood shot pressure, eye bags weighing
Dealt a pack of cards, but I’m tired I aint playing
How can you believe on what the government is saying?
Charged to speak your mind, but I aint paying
Kids are narrow minded, eyes start to cave in
This life’s a test and everybody’s failing
I’m tryna step forward but the pavements fading
I try but I’m running out of patience, waiting
Corrupted youths that aint even started shaving
Degrading our women, hooked on blazing
The systems the canvas, they choose what’s painting
Just enforced, brushed away by the Satan
Don’t see hope, but still my hands up praying
Days are looking dark, but Allah I have faith in