John Coffey [Prod. by Naïve Ted]

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We never talked about love in my yard
Everybody act real hard
Cuh we got a lot of pain in our hearts
My Daddy had been working too hard
And my momma ain't the type for the vocal expressions
So we guessed the best of all emotions
They said she’s got a heart the size of an ocean
But I didn't have a notion
I just wanted my portion a little more devotion to me
A few hugs would have done it for me
But I had none so I gave none to no one
Then it got awkward to get one
Remember the first time pops said he’s proud of me
It really felt like I won the lottery
Around the same time I smoked my first weed
To get a better feel of things around me
There was smoke in the air about me
Only took a few words to clear it
A new seed was sowed inside me
I never needed trees to be high since
I'm really tryna leave it all behind me
Take it as a part of history like the Vikings
No more Ill feeling, I guess I took it back Without Michael Duncan
John Coffey.





Chorus

The greener grass was on the other side
So we saved the laughter for the afterlife
But when I found out we were colour blind
I ran the green mile, and took it back John Coffey


It seems so lame to be following Jesus
You can be anything but a Christian
In our history many have deceived us
We were colonised with religion
I mean look at what they did to the children
I mean pause

Just a moment for the victims
The repercussions of a flawed system
Want to put us all in the same box since then
Saying pain marks our faces and makes us family
Independent of origin
But when your scars go deeper than a submarine
It scrapes the soul so you know it's real
And we ain't curing nothing with the morphine
I was stranded, feeling like an orphan
I needed something more than the ordinary
Same as everybody around here
I'm human I sin and I'm sorry
Because of my belief I ain't gotta be the enemy
There are just some things that ain't for me
Because of my faith, that don't mean that I'm boring
I'm blameless, spotless, holy
Said I'm blameless, spotless through Him
In spite of my appearance,
He took me back John Coffey.

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from Surface Tension, released January 13, 2015

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MuRli Limerick, Ireland

MuRli is a 24-year-old MC, based in Limerick, Ireland but of Togolese descent. He's been building his story telling abilities and charismatic stage presence for some time. He’s studied his trade.
Along with God Knows and mynameisjOhn, MuRli spent 2014 as part of the Rusangano Family scene, playing support slots to Run The Jewels, Young Fathers, Snoop Dogg and BadBadNotGood as well as festivals.
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