Strangerphobia (feat. Steve Hanks on sax) [Prod. by Naïve Ted]

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Humans are liars I'm petrified by the best of them
Stuck in a dark world I share the light with a bunch of them
Looking into their eyes I see potential for good
Reach deep into their mouths and feel their hunger for blood
Some of them yearning for love
But they lust for it more
Sometimes inside the churches with our hands aloft
While our eyes are locked behind cherie amour
She's taken
But yet you caught her looking
And you gave her the eyes
She showed you the thighs
Who corrupted your mind?
No one no one it's your human psyche
Ride on ride on welcome to the cycle
Better put on your spectacles
If you wanna see this spectacle
Gotta look beyond the optical
The real obstacles ain't detectable
Everybody out here too sceptical
About everything other than the ones they know
I don't ever want to be the one they know
And that's wonderful coz I'm full of wonders
Why they so scared of the truth I wonder…
I wonder why they’re so scared of the truth


Rappers are killers the music died because of them
Too insensitive I'm mortified for the rest
And we said goodbye to the best
They commercialised their obsessions by glamorising crime and sex
Amplified the effects
Revolutionised how we dressed
Then they made our youths heartless
When they put ices on their necks
MTV shoulda never played them
They left our children with the venom
Now they snakes in skinny jeans
Making you and your mama sin
Like Billie Jean
Having twins
From a dream
With the guy on the screen
And you blame it on me
Coz I am an mc
Tryna follow my dream
And make a scene
For the kids in my city


Humans are sinners I'm petrified by the best of them
But I am no angel I share my life with the worst of them
Matter fact I'm one of the worst
Couldn't find a way to hold my urge
For more power I'm on that search
Higher power to kill my surge
Good Lord can you quench my thirst
I don't want to use you to cover my dirt
When the church do that that hurts.
And being part of it feels like a curse
But I'm patient I let you be nurse
You be the judge in the courts on earth
I'm thinking about Gaza, I'm thinking about the north
Too many hearts broken by the hearse
I'm thinking about Gaza, I'm thinking about the north
Too many hearts broken by the hearse
Too many hearts broken by the hearse
Too many hearts broken by the hearse


Can't understand us
Coz we're strangers
Since we're strangers ain't nobody care to stand us
They can't stand us
So we're strangers
Because we're strangers
Can nobody understand us?

Humans are gorgeous I fell in love with one of them
In my heart of flesh you will find hatred for none of them
Paradoxical verses is just to tickle your senses
This particular sentence's about to make you more nervous:

Heavy artillery fuelling the hubris
That's turning humans to humus
To fertilise the desire to overpower the weak for the sake of greed
And it won't stop
Everyday we bleed
But our land won't crop
It's like our lands don't crop
So we lift our hands up
Like please don't shoot us
We just need a hand so please don't kick us out...
Because we're strangers

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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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