I Am This City

Artist: Weerd Science
Track: “I Am This City”
Producer: Chris Bittner
Album: none

Society is a composite personality
A magnification of all the woes in the devil individual human beings.

You don’t wanna come here?
I wouldn’t blame you.
I wouldn’t come to my city if they payed you.
Stare at you, laugh at you, pretty much make you go crazy.
They don’t even know you but they hate you.
Third person is the only way to explain,
Make my words perfect so you can understand my pain.
This is so very real, never overkill,
Never underestimate the understatement that I deal
‘Cause that could only begin to describe the way I feel
And trapped inside these boundaries I try and break the seal
But I found these rappers slippin’ like banana peels
Kids like me few and far between like bums in high bills
Where I’m from there’s no such thing as record deals
Where I live the cut is deep but it never heals
Now I know I’ll never be able to leave here
‘Cause I am this city

I am this city
It flows through my veins, reminded every day that
I am this city
You’re not supposed to make hip hop from 90 miles away
I am this city
How could I deny that I got a pile of shit and I’m lyin’ in it
And I could never try to hide it
I am this city

Nothin’ is real like reels on a movie screen projector
Your light hits me I shine back like reflectors
Brightly. Nobody’s like me,
I never took hip hop lightly
Might be the reason I’m so unsightly
Man I’m ugly as fuck, there’s no way to put it nicely
How come all these rappers all so icy cold melted
Record dropped you got but nobody felt it
The art form still keeps my heart warm
Prepare to get dealt with
Arms torn off so you can’t hold a mic or rock a Rolex
Toast Moët, will you get fed Cris through the hole in your throat
Don’t fo’get I get so pissed, my style I own it
I guess this place truly changed though I’ve known it
My system has advanced now I move to overthrow it

I am this city
It flows through my veins, reminded every day that
I am this city
You’re not supposed to make hip hop from 90 miles away
I am this city
How could I deny that I got a pile of shit and I’m lyin’ in it
And I could never try to hide it
Man, I am this city

I really love it here–God’s above me.
The air is no nice but the ground is so bloody
And these bloodhounds are so blood hungry
Look, the grass is green and it’s always sunny
I’m not tryin’ to be funny but bad things happen to good people around money
Don’t come here, the factory is closed, it’s a bad fiscal year
And Jesus, lord knows, now who is gonna save all the ordinary joes?
And who’s gonna pay for the emperor’s new clothes?
And do away with your image overlay, stripped down
Me leavin’ here like rippin’ my heart out

I am this city
It flows through my veins, reminded every day that
I am this city
You’re not supposed to make hip hop from 90 miles away
I am this city
How could I deny that I got a pile of shit and I’m lyin’ in it?
And I could never try to hide it
I am this city

lyrics transcribed by: Evan Cassity for Kill Your Rapper