Open Your Heart (lyrics) by KP Kev the Poet

 

O – pen
Open your heart

Share – love
through acts and art

Be – brave
facing your fears

But gent – ly
we’ve earned our tears

_

O – pen
Open your heart

Spread – love
through acts and art

Be – Kind
kind to yourself
while we manifest love, inner peace, security,
comfort, joy and wealth

___

There’s a thin line between confidence and arrogance, …
But their not the same, and we all need balance.

the part of me that detests arrogance, the part afraid to shine
confidence, how could they own their light when I’m afraid of mine.

There’s a thin line between low esteem and humility,
You’re not better than others but best know your ability.

I was focussed on spirit and creativity truthfully,
but a squatting poet activist had no cash security

for unborn children, now I’m trained in various ways in raising,
children which bring modest abundance for now, i a brazen

taunt from the universe, …but not truly cursed
truly blessed to learn the lesson …if you question

security’s illusion but life’s as real as you make it,
I bet life gets really real when you see your new bornnaked.

Nearly all of us sacrifice time for money, face it…
But if you sacrifice time for money, know it’s sacred.

Planning the future? I hope I’ll react intuitively
to the moment with whoever’s hanging loose with me.

And spend time and money with those who value love and magic
and would spend time and money on me ….if I didn’t have it.

_

O – pen
Open your heart

Spread – love
through acts and art

Be – Kind
kind to yourself
while we manifest love, inner peace, security,
comfort, joy and wealth

_

I am self disciplined, I don’t need the discipline of others
we have the will to work for our sisters and brothers

I am a patient man, but that took time and work.
It takes time to be seasoned, ask the chicken you jerk.

A seasoned veteran learns to resist when he sees his temperament.
To rest with my impatience sometimes takes daily efforting.

Now to rest in confidence or without anxiety at least
I want to cultivate contentment before resting in peace.

The universe told me spread love and make music.
It might not have made me rich yet but I’m happy when you choose it.

The universe said spread rainbows and cultivate… inner peace, let it emanate, let love radiate.

The universe told me spread love and make music.
It might not have made me rich yet but I’m happy when you choose it.

The universe said spread rainbows and cultivate… inner peace, let it emanate, let love radiate.
___

Even poly amoury’s no guarantee to avoid pain
or shame, …just another sacrifice for a different gain.

Some sacrifice s/exclusivity for variety but just the same –
They’ll learn we’re not responsible for another’s emotions again.

“Existence is suffering”, words of the buddha.
But don’t be restricted by fear… or “shoulda, woulda…”

When you feel that electricity plugged into infinity
(pause for violins…)
Fly like a crow and follow synchronicity.

_

O – pen
Open your heart

Spread – love
through acts and art

Be – Kind
kind to yourself
while we manifest love, inner peace, security,
comfort, joy and wealth…

O – pen
Open your heart

Share – love
through acts and art

Be – brave
facing your fears

But gent – ly
we’ve earned our tears

_

O – pen
Open your heart

Spread – love
through acts and art

Be – Kind
kind to yourself
while we manifest love, inner peace, security,
comfort, joy and wealth x2

 

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Bluebells, Angels, Soundsystems and Mic Cords

She said “most little girls won’t look for a prince, so they won’t find him,
they’re looking for a villain and hope to find a prince inside him,

most grown women learn better and some wise girls know from the start”,
But I don’t play the game of faking villain, life ain’t a game, it’s art.

They don’t wanna hear how I’m like Jesus or Buddha cos I failed,
they wanna hear how I tried but in comparison I paled,

paled like the white depiction of Christ, sometimes I was cold as ice,
aimed for bodhisattva-like compassion, I’m just not that nice.

They don’t wanna hear how I tried to forgive acting like it’s all bless,
like Jesus forgave the men who put the spear in his chest.

They wanna hear the truth, we’re friends now, I wish her the best
but if I think about it now I overstand better but it still gets me vex.

The old man on his bike in the graveyard smiles like there’s a secret we share,
Like we’re two of a chosen few who knew… we’re not really there.

I’m like a bluebell on a grave, like an angel in a rave, you can help me here.
Sometimes I care so much it looks like I don’t really care.

__

Sometimes, sure, I’m bored like retired Timelords wondering why your
Average human being even bothers to rhyme for.

While your magical tools like your soundsystems and mic cords
Transport my thoughts to your heart to make you say BRRAP! Or “I’m floored.”

Bluebells on graves… angels in raves,

Letting go for forgiveness, happy to live blessed.

While your magical tools like your soundsystems and mic cords
Transport my thoughts to your heart to make you say BRRAP! Or “I’m floored.”

 

Pride and Prejudice and UK Hip-Hop – Chester P, Daniel Waples and Lyrically Challenged

Not sure where I currently stand on boasting / self promotion.But as I have started to tell you all when I’m depressed or anxious I shouldn’t fail to share when I’m proud and pleased with myself.

February 20th I shall be supporting one of my favourite rappers ever – Chester P of Taskforce – at one of my favourite Hip-Hop nights ever – Lyrically Challenged – with one of the most famous hand-pan / hang drum players in the world – Daniel Waples – Hang in Balance. S’alright.That’s without the added synchros – the first open mic I ever did in 1996 was hosted by Chester P and Farma G of Taskforce at the Powerhouse in Finsbury Park. The first time I went to Lyrically Challenged was it’s 5th birthday party and my gig is on it’s 6th. I only got the gig cos Daniel met one of the organisers – MC Angel – in India and I knew her already (cos I was so impressed with the 5th birthday party I wrote a gig review for a website and interviewed her.)Still not sure where I stand on self promotion / boasting. I used to be pro-humility, but humility is just the shadow of ego – who are you being humble for? It also meant I under-sold myself. It’s useful to be confident, to know your strengths, gifts and talents and it’s also useful to exalt and celebrate them, cos gratitude gives you more to be grateful for and how will other people benefit from your gifts if you don’t advertise them?

STILL not sure where I stand but… You should probably check out my music. People say it’s really, really good. X

 

Poet Flowin #bars

Poet flowin better than yer average rapper, not line toeing,
rapper goin deeper than yer average poet, knowing you won’t win,
They say he wouldn’t get so deep if it’s sales he’s after, but I’m showin
I’m down for the cause but of course selling to the growing chosen
Cos universal consciousness is growin, the intelligence that’s open
we all possess already – you’re all perfect, nothing’s broken.
Headed to the top but it’s getting easier like my path is sloping
The Force is strong in this one, sometimes when I’m rapping I start glowing.
(just another day abundant with auspicious moments,
Lucky coincidences, and positive omens.)

They say life’s a B, well I’ve got that B moanin, groanin.
In fact life’s a goddess, so I’m making love n not just bonin.

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Na Blame

I stopped blaming my parents for circumstances I was born in,
between lifetimes I could imagine my soul ignoring the warnin’.
We were all born in the context of global warming,
and the military industrial complex’s Cold Warring.
I stopped blaming politicians cos their third eyes need opticians.
I used to rinse em n diss em, with activists who wanted to lynch em,
If they can’t do best for the country can I blame them for doing best for their families financially?
If they casually endanger their own families with foreign policy casualties?

But we’re all doing the best we can with what we’ve been given,
…you won’t stop me livin my life my way, I say.
you won’t stop me livin for the greater good, only a hater would,
no such thing as a hater, hot as an LA Lakers hood.

It’s easy to blame, harder to accept we’re all trying,
and we’re all the same, harder to accept we’re all crying.
It’s easy to shame, harder to show empathy,
It would be alot easier to encourage you all to vent with me but
It’s easy to blame, harder to accept we’re all trying,
and we’re all the same, harder to accept we’re all crying.
It’s easy to shame, but also to show appreciation

Gratitude, big ups! And exaltation!

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UR INFINITE #spiritual #conscious #hiphop #ukhiphop #kevthepoet

You’re infinite (poetic Hip-Hop with live violin)