Kimberley Rise

Ah, this one is dedicated to home
Kimberley, my home town
I hear you calling
This one is for you
Kimberley I’m coming home…

I'm from a city that is so hot there's not a whole lot
No spots and no jobs people my age is chilling at the robots
They know not what to do with their lives like you and I
So they rather choose to die by committing suicide
It's wrong and it's becoming a trend between friends
All this business of suicide attempts has to end
That’s my home town I have to try and put a stop to it
The best way I know how using the music
It’s more than the place of my birth or where I graced this earth
Before I can even say a word or learn how to face this world
It's the place where I became the verb the first time I laced a verse
And it taught me to stay alert
Kimberly raised me from a baby back in the early 80's
To the man I am now Kimberly made me
It gave me different challenges daily
And it taught me to face them bravely I was basically a trainee
Kimberly gave me a dream and now I’m living that
Kimberly gave to me now I giving back
But there's a high suicide rate which is wack
Kimberly cats can make it I'm evidence of that
Kimberly gave me a dream and now I’m living that
Kimberly gave to me now I giving back
But there's a high suicide rate which is wack
Kimberly cats can make it I'm evidence of that

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Coming from the same old town
Knowing the challenges you face
The challenges of the day I say
Rise on child
Coming from the same old town
Knowing the challenges I face
The challenges of the day we say
Rise on child

Yo don’t get me wrong I'm not trying to preach at all
Or read a poem that's deep and boring
But people there's a deeper problem that we keep ignoring
Too many of my peeps are falling six feet deep in coffins
So much for making future leaders of them
I don't believe in problems big enough for death to be an option
I believe in talking and finding the means to solve them
Adults are difficult to talk to and I see it often
So if you've got peeps you can talk to you need to call them
Let’s opt for living in health and stop killing ourselves
Not mention life is God given as well
Or write your problems down jot a little it helps
When I'm depressed I write and feel a lot different myself
I write a verse or two you need to find something that works for you
Something that’s deep something that's personal
You need to find a way of expressing what's hurting you
Just keep in mind there's always someone who got problems worse than you

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Rise on my child… rise on my child
There’s a lot to accomplish
A lot to live for
Just step up the ladder
Don’t let nobody get you down
Rise on child…

Ah yeah yeah what what
Whoever said life was easy told a lie
See everyone got major problems believe me so did I
Not claiming that I'm better but I never chose to die
Instead I put my head up and I said I’d go for mine
Coz now look I'm in the music biz I write and produce a bit
A Kimberly kid like you that’s doing it
Making moves with this it can be done and I'm proving it
But the first and most important move of all choose to live

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