Pent Up (Interlude)

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When I was a little boy I learned a trick to keep me safe
I created a space where if I felt threatened
I could tune out harsh words and corporal punishment with conversation
A place to freely speak my mind
An entirely alternate universe where the free flow of my thoughts kept me pure
But water is only as pure as the vessel that contains it is pure
And my life came without a filter.
Never speaking my mind outside its confines
Made my brain a terrifying plane of existence
Where conversation turned detonation for long durations of time
Where I developed a God complex full of wrath
Pent up emotions boiled like magma
Bubbling in my bones
Bursting forth in spurts of rage or whenever I felt unsafe
And growing up like I did, that was almost every day
Eventually, I got too old to play pretend
But I still kept it all under wraps
Slapped my own wrist
Letting the tension form knots in my back
Not knowing the cost of how it would make me react
When the pent up tension in my home finally snapped
My step father
Decided to pop off his excess stress on my back and neck
By shoving me back into a set of steps
And then squeezing my throat like it was his own personal stress ball
Until my head felt ready to pop
And suddenly my vision went


from ORIGINS, released October 3, 2015
Lyrics: Joshua "Scribe" Watkis
Mixed & Mastered: Tony Chaos



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Scribe Toronto, Ontario

Armed with an arsenal of pain, passion & a pen, Toronto native Scribe is a vivid storyteller through the arts of Hip-Hop & Spoken Word. His sharp lyricism & bold presence give his audience a clear picture of his world. Whether it's crowds of 20 in bars, or opening for The Roots in front of over 3000 at the 2015 Para Pan Am Games, the Emcee/Poet Scribe brings the same electric vibe to every show. ... more

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