Where is the Light

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lyrics

Where is the Light

Verse 1
[Pierce]
be the change that you want to see
these are the words of Obama Gandhi Dr. King
these are words of prophecy
you should take heed to their philosophy
people died for your right to be
so you are obliged to ignite the streets
go to school get you a degree and live righteously
in high school I got lots of Ds
they didn't teach me 'bout isosceles
they didn't teach me 'bout Sophocles or philosophy
they only taught me I would not succeed
so I taught myself how to rock the beats
school of hard knocks at least I got the streets
I got the weed we could spark the leaf
where is the light
it's kind of got me asking where is the light

Verse 2
[Pierce]
the light the light the light the light
the light is like keep your mind right be the optimist
and plant seeds like a botanist
give your dreams all the oxygen they need
and the tree will bear the fruit of your accomplishments
surround yourself with an accomplice
that will keep you fresh like a box a mints
stay positive success will be the consequence
how can I be optimistic
when I'm facing extradition
listen we both have our convictions
but yours are your opinions mine are served in prison
I do what I need to do without repentance
I am locked inside a room without an entrance
and the darkness has ascended
where is the light
I'm asking where is the light
tell me where is the light
tell me where is the light
somebody tell me where is the light

Refrain
[Pierce]
spent my life in the shadows
so I travel with my eyes closed
that way when the night comes
I know that I can make it through till twilight dawns
and those dark dark dark days
are replaced with the bright ones
but still I need to know

Verse 3
[Pierce]
they try to tell me come into the light like the poltergeist
but this world can be colder than ice
and this life is a throw of the dice
I mean my life could be over tonight
they ask me why you refusing the light
you could be losing your life
how do you move in the night
why ain't you using your sight
tell me where is the light

Outro
[Pierce]
somebody tell me where is the light
where is the light
somebody tell me where is the light
I can't see
I can't see
it's the fiction I can't see through it
the darkness is consuming
tell me tell me where is the light
tell me tell me where is the light
there's no shades of grey there's only black and white
so tell me tell me
tell me where is the light
tell me where is the light
tell me where is the light
tell me where is the light

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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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