Rough [note: contains adult language]
  recorded Aug.12.2009 at Nobodys

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Rough
lyrics by J. Willoughby and A. Mead
performed by the BloodThirsty Vegans: B. Lohr, B. Sachs, MC Vendetta, My Rap Name is Alex, D. Harter & E. Bailey
video recorded by Amanda G.


I been waitin here waitin for too damn long
and I am searching for the answer cause somethin seems wrong
and not even knowing that I had it all along
and it's hard through my weakness to see this as strong
tearing down a poem cause one line doesn't fit
I been neglecting myself makes me feel like ****
and hey man you know that I hate to say it
but I'm sayin life now is just so hard to grip
unto reality and into the dirt
but I'm holding together through oh so much hurt
I been growing a lot in one great big spurt
and I'm barely scraping by and holding on to my shirt
I'm still trying to smile to make it alright
it's just hard that when I know that when I lie down at night
there is no one to hold me to make it alright
I miss so much love that's just out of my sight
I miss so much love that's just out of my sight

Feelin hot, feelin cold, feeling young and feeling old
and I'm trying my best to live life bold
but there's so many plans laid up on hold
No time for that. Don't stop. Let's GO!
Cause there are so many angles to do what I do
I turn it around and make old into new
and I try hard to rise up from depths oh so blue
It's been rough all along through every phase that I grew

It's been rough all along through every phase that I grew
It's been rough all along through every phase that I grew
It's been rough all along through every phase that I grew
It's been rough

How did I become an emcee? Beats me.
Not what folks usually decide to be at 33
and how shy was I? I was petrified.
the thought of public speakin...
dont even! Could'a never been a Vegan
I was white knuckle panicked with intestinal doom
just from one foot on the stage for half a page to an empty room

I recall voice quakin, paper shakin, anticipatin
rejection, quick corrections, imperfections
gotta get beyond, dust it off, soldier on
can I be my own man now that mamma's boy's mamma is gone?
and I grew strong and I learned how to carry on
thanks to the nurture of the network mentioned earlier on in this song
so supreme gratitude for every pebble on the path
everyone that made me laugh, let's exchange autographs
your love's lifting me higher than anything I ever knew
but it's been rough all along through every phase that I grew

It's been rough all along through every phase that I grew
It's been rough all along through every phase that I grew
It's been rough all along through every phase that I grew
It's been rough

Kickin sweet rhymes to brighten my day
connecting the phrases to mean what I say
I'm not sure about God but didn't say I don't pray
And it's not my religion that brought me here today
It's some type of force, some sweet energy
that's holding together some of you and some of me
and it's givin us love you only get for free
and we all could receive it but some can not see
they can't hold in the sight that freedom for free
see it this way so spiritually
interconnected it's you unto me
it's the same as all others it's like fish in the sea
it's the same as all others it's like fish in the sea
it's the same as all others it's like fish in the sea
cause we're the same

It's been rough all along through every phase that I grew
It's been rough all along through every phase that I grew
It's been rough all along through every phase that I grew
It's been rough all along through every phase that I grew
It's been rough all along through every phase that I grew
It's been rough all along through every phase that I grew
It's been rough all along through every phase that I grew
It's been rough all along through every phase that I grew
It's been rough all along through every phase that I grew
It's been rough