Tear Me Down

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Track 8
Tear Me Down

Yo this song right hear... Yo this is the one.
This is for the kids... This I why I do this.
Our youth... Our future.
Who have been torn down... It's a shame really.
They been torn down by bullies... Envy.
They been torn down by rappers... Greed.
They been torn down by the adults in their lives... Slothfulness.
In general they've been torn down by our lack of priorities as a society... Yup.
And enough is enough... We need to do better.

(Verse 1)
I'ma tell you something that's hurting the kids bad.
Every time they go to class the kids laugh,
Cause they're poor and their clothes don't posses the right tags.
They feel incomplete like a lawn with no grass, a bomb with no blast
Armstrong with no Jazz.
Payless on their feet means they are of low class.
I wonder where they learn that driving a nice jag,
Rocking some nice Gucci or Louis Vuitton bags
Means you better than the next or better than the rest.
Forget about your brain or heart beating in your chest.
I wonder why these kids are so materialistic
Money means self worth so unrealistic
I'm an oracle you can call me a mystic
You looking for the point well I think you just missed it
I really hate to say it yall gone call me a cynic
But I wish adults would add common sense to their wish list
Let me break it down it couldn't be any clearer
You wonder who to blame just look in the mirror.
I figure, The reason kids are shallow it might be
Because society worships people with nice things.
Likely you're a loser if you don't have no Nikes
Or J's on your feet go ahead end your life please.
Life today as a kid can be quite frightening,
So I'ma stay true to the game and keep fighting.
I'ma give the rat pack something to laugh at.
The Bible says the first will be last and thats that.
Fast cash is nothing if you can't even pass class.
Money doesn't make you better that's bad math.
As a society our mentality don't add
Up to anything of value it's just trash.
But we can take it out to the curb don't get mad.
The kids deserve better from us it's just sad.

Why do you just have to tear me down?
Why do you just have to see me frown?
When you laugh I can not stand the sound.
Can't fit in you don't want me around.

(Verse 2)
And another thing where did these kids learn to hate.
Where'd they learn to smile in your face and be fake.
Congratulate to perpetrate for the sake of being snakes.
Where'd they learn to tear their neighbors down for being great?
And you wonder why your kids off the chain
No respect tell they elders to kick rocks for days.
You let their favorite rapper get rich off your pay
And then complain about how their hip hops to blame
But they say the apple don't fall far from the tree.
I rep for the strength of the small and the weak
While these fake rappers teaching them guap cars and greed
Orchestrating fake drama get rich off the beef
Fronting Like they're hustling with glocks, rocks, and G's.
They shot all police then copped all the kis.
My mission is to get your kids all of the streets.
Cause the machine to stop pause and freeze.
Glocks popped and squeezed well hard talk is cheap.
The rappers indirectly put chalk on the streets.
And yall gone support them with all of your cheese
No socks on your feet, but you cop they're CDs.
Man it's just pitiful, The least you can do is make sure they spit lyrical.
Yall have the power to decide what's hot.
The mainstream's a machine to suppress your thought.
You have the greens and the means but support what's not.
Yeah, we all killed Biggie and we shot Tupac
It's all our fault. Why we let it get this far.
How far will we go to be seen as hard.
Sad thing it trickles down to the youth.
Stop lying in the booth and get down to the truth.
And parents... You're their idols from the start of it.
Show them the way and they will not depart from it.



from Amongst The Stars, released March 2, 2012


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Vthov Orlando, Florida

Alvin "Vinthoven bka Vthov" Giles is a summa cum laude graduate of FAMU. Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, his music is highly regarded as a breath of fresh air. He intricately weaves musical elements together with fluctuating rhyme schemes to produce a fresh sound. Escaping the confines of mainstream taste, he brings his listeners raw thought provoking lyrics over sonorous beats. ... more

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