[001] Guy Fawkes Masks (H​.​E​.​R​.​O. Vol. IV)

by Photon (Pho')

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H.E.R.O. Volume IV - "Escape Velocity"

lyrics

:::Verse 1:::
Ayo, I work for multi billion dollar multinational corporation;
For my day job, face…
Got a mask on, all day…
But not the kind that ya buy from the Halloween shop;
Or the Amazon dot com, nah…
It's the kinda that ya commandeer from years of tellin peers just what they wanna hear in they ear…
While ya veer to steer clear of the real deal;
In fear it might smear ya rep appeal…
Keep it formal, wanna seem normal…
Heavy on my face, it makes me speak awkward…
They still call me articulate, if they could only witness how I kick it as a lyricist;
Be meek, let your product and your work ethic speak;
'till its time to punch the clock and hit the street…
Then I take the wage slave mask off, put my Guy Fawkes mask on and another side of me is reborn…

:::Chorus:::
My persona, my persona, my persona's just the surface....
My persona, my persona's, my persona's just a mask...
My persona, my persona wear it in the game, called life just to get by;
Just to stay fly, just to stay the same guy… Peter park, Bruce Wayne in a disguise…

:::Verse 2:::
I got a mask called the family man;
His thing is responsibility, significance and…
He's got a wife and a daughter…
They tend to spark the motion and he tend to set the order;
He tries to keep the cursin' to a minimum;
Experience convinced him that it's all about the Benjamin's …
He watches children's television programming;
And sits outside of fitting rooms, like "goddamn it"!!!
He pushes carts in the grocery stores…
Change diapers, cooks pancakes in the morning …
Sometimes he gets over protective;
Complains about the time and the money he invested…
wants to see 'em doin' better gettin' restless…
And he drinks alotta coffee to avoid other methods…
Of altering his consciousness, poppin' the family man off, put the Guy Fawkes on, he's Anonymous...

:::Chorus:::

:::Verse 3:::
And my favorite mask is called the P H O T O N;
Mind and his flow goes deeper than the ocean…
He speak about gnosis, too focused to hope, he's obsessed with the Opus…
He surrounds himself with artsy women and men that's hyper-rational;
Aesthetic and the radical…
Evolutionary psychologist and battle emcee;
That be meditating on the Mahdi…
The self guided, got love for the novice;
But his loyalty is to the process …
The discipline of his path is mathematics;
take shots at em, knocking off Clark Kent's glasses;
You's a dumb *****, swingin on a hologram;
ya cocky *** wanna slap box Hollow Man???
I just Take the Pho mask off and he vanish,
Put on the guy Fawkes and I'm just another activist....

:::Chorus 2x:::

credits

released November 22, 2011
Prod. by Life & Death Productions
Album art by P. Matthew (Jolly)

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