KRS-ONE & Saul Williams Collaborate in ‘Ocean Within’

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Ocean With­in by KRS-One and Saul Wil­li­ams
[KRS-One]
Word..
Son­ja.. you know you saw her in the movie
And my man Saul, he’s like THIS!

[Saul Wil­li­ams — singing]
There is no ocean like the one, with­in
Look to the moon rise with the tides, and swim
[repeat 4X]

[KRS-One — speak­ing while Saul sings]
Uh-huh, yeah, yeah
KRS-One, com­ing through.. like this
Uh-huh, do it, do it like that, like that
Uh, uh-huh

[Saul Wil­li­ams — sings first two lines]
Saul the road to Dam­as­cus, come fol­low me
The ser­pent swal­low the moon, but it won’t, swal­low me
(Yeah, speak the word!)
Intel­lect is like a major city
Laden with con­crete, metal
Advanced mod­es of trans­port­a­tion
Shin­ing build­ings, and fenced in parks
Spir­it is the mountain’s forest wil­der­ness
and vast coun­tryside that sur­rounds it
Too many people live in the city
Strug­gling day to day for mere existance
Most have for­got­ten how to live off the land
They only exper­i­ence nature on class trips
and short-term vaca­tions
For those that live in the coun­try
Cit­ies are like amuse­ment parks with high prices
and tem­por­al sat­is­fac­tion
At the end of the day, they are tired
and ready to go home, and relieve their ringing ears

[Saul Wil­li­ams — singing]
There is no ocean like the one, with­in
Look to the moon rise with the tides, and swim
[repeat 2X]

[KRS-One]
Uh-huh, speak the word
Hyper-accel­er­ated med­it­a­tions talk
The reversal of this word dis­pers­al is thought
There is no dif­fer­ence between thought and talk
like the black­board chalk and hom­icide chalk
they both give out­lines
One is designed to out­line the mind
The oth­er out­lines the body after a crime
Could it be that these two chalks are con­nec­ted;
mean­ing the body gets out­lined when the mind is neg­lected –
— or poorly dir­ec­ted
Like the teach­er with the chalk
Or is the teach­er the begin­ning of the hom­icide we talk?
Be select­ive in your speech
Cause the chalk of the two tech­nic­al teach­ing has taught each
Know­ledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Every­one
Nearly every daugh­ter, nearly every son
Ignor­ance reigns supreme for some
They chase the sum, invit­ing the I-R-S to come
Make the con­nec­tion, choose your dir­ec­tion
Use your pro­tec­tion when sex­in AND hex­in
Things come back cause they really nev­er left
If the secret to med­it­a­tion is found in the breath
then speech is another form of med­it­at­ive­ness
Whattya say to this latest rhyme or poem?
Some have been known to quite the mind through
OHH­H­H­H­H­H­H­H­H­HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

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Lana Bell

Lana Bell

Author / Poetry Edit­or at I Am Hip-Hop 
Lana Bell, is an eight­een year old Lon­don­er who is based in Bris­tol. She is an emer­ging Spoken Word Artist, and the Poetry Edit­or for I Am Hip-Hop Magazine. She has been writ­ing for a dec­ade; though she has only been per­form­ing on from the age of fif­teen. She got into Hip-Hop music at four­teen, and she found a massive interest in Old Skl Sounds and the out­let that Hip-Hop music offered her.

About Lana Bell

Lana Bell
Lana Bell, is an eighteen year old Londoner who is based in Bristol. She is an emerging Spoken Word Artist, and the Poetry Editor for I Am Hip-Hop Magazine. She has been writing for a decade; though she has only been performing on from the age of fifteen. She got into Hip-Hop music at fourteen, and she found a massive interest in Old Skl Sounds and the outlet that Hip-Hop music offered her.

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