More To Me

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More to Me

Intro
[Willie Bradshaw]
I was born and raised in Durham
basically I'm a Durham boy

[Pierce]
we go hard
Beast listen

Verse 1
[Pierce]
I said there's so much more to me
yes I'm an emcee
and yea my momma is a Grammy nominee
yerp I can freestyle off the top of the dome methodically
and yes I follow Greek mythology
the Apollo creed (or, Apollo Creed)
the God of music my philosophy is honestly
to rap like I'm possessed as if I followed an apostrophe
and I believe in The Beast like the Apostle's Creed
but underneath music is just a part of me

Chorus 1
[Pierce]
would you see a Durham boy
no siree
a Hip-Hop rep North Cak boy
no siree
you see there's so much more to me
you see there's so much more to me

Verse 2
[Pierce]
there's so much more to me
than what you know from what you see
looking just at the surface I am a tree
and the roots run deep as the ocean
you are making decisions based on division
only looking at the quotient
the rest of the equation is amazing
Bull City born and raised
around the way from 30,000 acres of plantation
where black bodies were appraised
and from the ashes
Durham's Hayti community was raised

Chorus 2
[Pierce]
would you see a Durham boy
no siree
from Durham you're a young
drug dealing dope boy
is that what you think
you see there's so much more to me
you see there's so much more to me

Bridge 1
[Pierce]
come on take it to a
to another level
take it to another level
take it to another level

Verse 3
[Pierce]
look at me what do you see is it a criminal
first gut reaction I'm talking bout subliminal
maybe you would look at me
and see that I'm a Syracuse
graduate but even that don't
let you know my attributes
graduated from they schools
listen to Dead Prez educate me to they rules
now I can break loose
psychological chains of slavery
take they degree and
suffocate em with they noose

Chorus 3
[Pierce]
would you see a Durham boy
no siree
a what he got he's earned boy
no siree
you see there's so much more to me
yes and you'll see there's so much more to Beast
there's so much more to we

Bridge
[Pierce]
here we are again
come on and let's take em to another level
I said take em to another level
silence the fiction and take em to another level yall
come on come on and just
take em to another level take em to another level
come on take em to another level take em to another level
yeah come on and
take em to another level just take em to another level
just take em to another level take em to another level
come on break your neck right now
it's like one more time yo it's like
yeah come on

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from Silence Fiction, released October 16, 2009

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Now in its tenth year, The Beast is an innovative and electrifying hip hop and jazz ensemble, known for pushing creative boundaries and dynamic collaborations. Straight outta Durham, the cultural and entrepreneurial nexus of a new south, The Beast is a home-grown artistic force, mixing tap-dancers, puppeteers, and spoken word artists into its repertoire. ... more

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