When (feat. Ceedro)

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when? Is the first timely and conscientious release from Tim'm's long anticipated 6th solo project "ICONography" (release date October 2, 2015). The track, co-written with Ceedro, though arranged mostly by Ceedro, is produced by the Toronto-based JStaffz and was recorded and mastered by mastered by Motrakx at 6090 Studios (Atlanta, GA).

lyrics

When (feat. Ceedro Drummond)
Produced by JStaffz

LYRICS (Hook):

I don't understand the plan
But God willing
Hope to see the day
We end this blood-spilling, oh
(When will we learn?)
(When will we learn?)

Even though there's just no telling
When the end could be
Everything in darkness
Comes to light eventually
(When will we learn?)
(When will we learn?)

(Ceedro Verse):

First off, moment of silence
For the unlucky ones
Who had to leave this world
Way before enough was done
Luckily for us
We can rest in our comfort zones
Pretending like, things are nice
And nothing's ever wrong

But kids are killing kids
Where's the innocence?
Crimes are glorified
And posted on the Internet
They get millions of hits
Don't say you haven't clicked
But we avoid the fact
That we could stop the statistics, so

F*** a disorder
This a real attention deficit
F*** the reporters
That never mention the incidents
Look, this is the order
That leads to gross negligence
So do what you oughta
To beat the ignorance

Call attention, sign petitions
Picket signs and brick the trenches
Slow offense, but quick defenses
We're the problem; lets prevent it
But most of us ain't stopping s***
So it's over: Apocalypse.

Hook:

I don't understand the plan
But God willing
Hope to see the day
We end this blood-spilling, oh
(When will we learn?)
(When will we learn?)

Even though there's just no telling
When the end could be
Everything in darkness
Comes to light eventually
(When will we learn?)
(When will we learn?)

(Tim'm verse)

Only a figure of speech when I say I'm killin it
conscious verbal warfare so cats be feeling it
like 8th lives
my lyrical combat's
a metaphorical ride or die
I'm pediatric, "baby get your life"
cuz I don't want nothing for my people but prosperity
we beat, shoot, and kill
each other with regualrity
forgetting we brothas and sisters
grindin for some parity
in a world that quite comfortable
with black people disparities… huh?
the truth hurts
but when we envision death certificates at birth
it's time we get tired of being first
in every statistical category where we hurt
you wanna get free? lemme give you a free verse
Why can't we stand for something, when we falling for what's worse
settling for hell on earth instead of spiritual rebirth
So if blacklivematters to you, show your worth
blacklove should matter to you too, so get to work

Hook to fade

credits

from ICONography, released October 6, 2015
Co-written and performed by Ceedro and Tim'm West
Vocal arrangement by Ceedro
produced by JStaffz (Toronto)
Mixed and Engineered by Mauryce MoTrakx Owens at 6090 Studios (Atlanta)

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