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Perseverance - Single

by Divo & GMJ

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Divo & GMJ - Perseverence

1st Verse:

’85 took my first steps off the plane,
I was lost again, it was not the same,
I had pops to blame, cuz he fought the pain,
Escaped from getting slain he could not explain,
Why he ran for the border, him and his daughter,
Moms and I so our lives were not slaughtered,
Searching for a better place to live,
Land of opportunity to raise the kids,
As a youth, we don’t understand,
Ignorant with our heads stuck under sand,
Doing dumb sh*t boostin’, out on the stoops and,
Trying to get by, no lie, that’s the truth man,
Black beans and cold rice for dinner,
Poor righteous sinner, wishing I was a winner,
Finally I got all fed up,
Told the plan to my man to have it all set up

Chorus (cuts):

The perseverance of a rebel,
Puttin’ cheddar together so we could double our OZ,
You ain’t ready yet, It’s only one life you’re given,
Days are shorter, nights are colder,
Go for self, the perseverance of a rebel

2nd Verse:

Realize the power of the root of evil,
Haves and have nots we are not made equal,
Since then I told money don’t leave me,
I’ll never leave you boo believe me,
Started plottin’ and schemin’, from the blocks of the cement,
I was choppin’ that **** man, they call me the cheese man,
It’s all for the G’s and, I modeled my steeze,
After all the O.G.s so we follow the breeze,
Yes we go with the flow, blowin’ drow
out the nostrils, getting older like fossils,
Stolen bikes go to my mans father,
Load them at night, ship them to Guatemala,
Petty crimes wasn’t paying the bills,
So picked up the mic, started saying the real,
Type of sh*t that ya’ll love to listen to,
This ain’t love here, this is business too

Chorus (cuts):

The perseverance of a rebel,
Puttin’ cheddar together so we could double our OZ,
You ain’t ready yet, It’s only one life you’re given,
Days are shorter, nights are colder,
Go for self, the perseverance of a rebel

3rd Verse:

27 years since my birth and now I realize what life is worth,
My mans and them, married with seeds,
It’s hard to believe since we could barely breath,
We’ve been down together, down for whatever,
Clowns will severed, we homeboys forever,
But some of us took a different route,
In their second childhood throwing fits and pout,
Like they’re still 16 with a gangster lean,
Broke as f*ck and still put a shank to splean,
See me, I don’t thank the team,
I thank myself because I kept my dream,
Alive and survived, sh*t I’m still breathin,
Although ya’ll sour heads want to get even,
Finally man I’m back in this,
Ya’ll keep acting pissed while I stack my chips

Chorus (cuts):

The perseverance of a rebel,
Puttin’ cheddar together so we could double our OZ,
You ain’t ready yet, It’s only one life you’re given,
Days are shorter, nights are colder,
Go for self, the perseverance of a rebel

credits

released December 3, 2012
Lyrics by Divo
Produced by GMJ

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Divo Toronto, Ontario

“Transatlantic Soul” is a collaboration between Toronto hip hop artist, Divo and
award-winning French composer, GMJ. They casually recorded the album over a
period of a few years until deciding it was finally time to let the world hear it. The result is a cohesive fusion of head nodding, soul-sampled beats intertwined with introspective and witty lyrics.
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