The Philosophy of the Astonished

by Good Samaritans (2011)

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released February 7, 2011

Written by P & Breeze.
Produced by JP Matte, Lil K, Matriq and DJ Remz.
Scratches by DJ Remz and DJ Sifu.
Artwork by Sabertooth Kat.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by DJ Remz.

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Track Name: Infiltration
Man I'm going towards 35
Never really released what I wanted since I'm alive
Never was able to reach people like I do when I speak
I know it's not because of music
At least I believe
I got regrets
Yes and many of 'em
Most due to myself
Forgive me for not always sharing all my problems
I choose to sit down too often
Instead of working my product
I get lazy sometimes and I know that I shouldn't
I should talk to the world
the same things I talk when sitting at a table for dinner
But look right now I would lay down
There's always a good reason
Something great on television
Stanley Cup Playoffs, World Series, 360 with Anderson
I'm interested in everything
Too many passions force me not to focus on one thinks
Probably why I'm missing the essential
Increase my potential
Promise I won't cancel a next session that's already scheduled

Hey yo! It's the Philosophy of the Astonished, the album
Get ready for something powerful to get in your cranium and maybe
Wake you up so you can see
The truth throughout the gravy
The beats are banging anyways if you just wanna party
Smoke a B-L-U-N-T
Get drunk and somehow feel free
A total package for that ass that you probably have for free
So fuck it you got to see me perform live
As we transform songs to bombs
And bring down the building
What you call rapping batty boy
To me well it's like breathing
So there is no comparison possible between us
So shut the fuck up
I eat, sleep, shit hip hop
I can't never get enough
So you know I'm gonna come up with some dope shit
No matter what so come and get your fix
To escape because you need it
GS music is needed
So open up your ears
We're going in
Better believe it ha!
Track Name: Animation
GS No Stress

Open your eyes and visualize
The greatness of my enterprise
My lyrics are full of surprise
Always the truth
No fucking lie
So if I do capitalize
It won't be because I'm fly
It will also be because of the fact
That the rhymes that I kick are so reliable
And tangible from all the foul shit y'all getting used to
Wake up people and smell the coffee
Here's something that makes me sick to my stomach
To witness that the world revolves around
A few things so far from what they should be
Is y'all blind?
You can't see?
Loyalty, respect, pride and dignity
Nowadays seems replaced by a headache
Isn't that great to know there's games people play
I've seen so many losing focus caught up in a circle
Unable to stop sniffing
Goddamn it
And get back on the right track
Or at least want to see that
Life is what you make it
So yes you can get back

Wake up party people
Life is what you make it
Stop wasting your time playing
Stop wasting your time hating (x2)

Honestly I'm sick of your faces
I just can't embrace this mess and be happy
You stress me
You're really telling me to respect your business
Shit I'm using this art to communicate
Dumb ass proud trying to be smart wants to innovate
Not impressed with fireworks
Bombs desinegrate
The inner space
The sin of phrase
You're so afraid
Don't wanna compete
I wanna eat your fucking face
Yes I'm pissed off
TV only shows me pop stars
Dreams of young girlies uh-oh
Always new kids on the block
Thought change was coming
Shit worse than ever
We're in major debt darling
We keep getting deeper
Fuck man
Could you please find you some private investment?
You ain't the best man
You're in the aisle begging
You should be fucking thankful you're living off your husband

Wake up party people
Life is what you make it
Stop wasting your time playing
Stop wasting your time hating (x2)

Sometimes I look around
Wondering are we losing our fucking minds?
Like we're always outta time
Wishing we could press rewind
Selling pills seems to be fine
When it's weed yo it's a crime
Pedophiles are rolling by
There should be no second time
Isolation of the mind
On the surface looking fine
Internet open your eyes
It can also get you blind
Religions supposed to guide
WBut we see that they divide
Terrorism on the rise
Everyday a soldier dies
Are you gonna reach the sky or go to hell and maybe fry
When you're poor you survive
When you're rich you live the life
We can always tell a lie
Remember the truth will shine
Politicians always try
Population should reply
When someone crosses the line
Consequences should apply
Cock roaches always hide
Like as if they never die
TYou may need to close your eyes
So you can look inside yourself
To realize about the strenght so you can rise

Wake up party people
Life is what you make it
Stop wasting your time playing
Stop wasting your time hating (x2)

How come it's always a deception to see
You do what you do
The way you do it
Isn't there any room for improvment
Cause we think there should be more work
Yes indeed
Track Name: That Shit
What's up
How you doing?
I'd like to introduce myself
My name is Breeze
GS no stress
Yes I flip script
No I don't push drugs
Already tried
It's really not in my blood
Music's what I love
It was all that I could think of
Back when I was a young boy riding a bike
I could see myself on a scene grabbing a mic
Kicking my lyrics
There was no way for me to bite
Without even knowing
It already had the elements in me to make me an mc
Ready for ciphers
Suckers got kicked out
Flavours done came out
Yo! That's the culture
Ignorant bastards nowadays wanna rap
Without having any skills
Or a total lack of conscience or knowledge
Straight garbage
Such a dirty job taking out the trash
But I do it
Get rid of these cock suckers
Stop sleeping
Breeze coming at'cha

When we come around you know we drop that shit
And though we kill it there's always someone to talk that shit
You better take your friends advice when they say stop that shit
Cause only one fact will remain
GS is that shit

I take intensive care of my career
Ain't trynna ruin the efforts I put in it
I'm staring at the stairs in front of me
It took me 15 years to get up here
I'm halfway there
Though sometimes it feels like I could lift a door
And get in the attic
It moves me more
It moves me core
I'm in love with sitting at my desk
Pour a glass of something then do my best
To find what to say with dope rhymes
Use different subjects
Not what's so hype
Don't wanna be seen all the time
Quietly moving, I'm that type
Got good vision to lead the blind
A Mira dog, a mirador
Admire the voice
A mil and more mi amore
I want that whore that might abort what I record yeah!

When we come around you know we drop that shit
And though we kill it there's always someone to talk that shit
You better take your friends advice when they say stop that shit
Cause only one fact will remain
GS is that shit

Many people rhyme without a purpose
So I fuck 'em up quick with one of my verses
Nothing's worse following fools going nowhere
If you can't lead
Get the fuck up outta here
Better beware of the Breeze coming through quietly
Sneaking up on you with a flow over a beat by JP
Production is crazy
Cause we never gave a fuck about a trend man
So we can do whatever the fuck we want when we wanna
Just remember that our music is timeless
So the words coming out of my mind will stick in your head
For a long time and it will free your mind
From all the shit kicked by anyone who can rhyme
So now I think it's time to drop a couple of lines
To fuck mcs up leave 'em far behind
Show 'em a path not to follow so they know
Fuckin' around will turn your wife into a widow

When we come around you know we drop that shit
And though we kill it there's always someone to talk that shit
You better take your friends advice when they say stop that shit
Cause only one fact will remain
GS is that shit

Hate everything that's being made here
All about the same thing
So I make things clear
Your need to hear your shit on air that you composed
Makes it hard for to love so I compost
The garbage you already recycled
Either a trend or a bite
Your style is so cold
We're 2 versatile men
Surrounded by cheap tricks puting out the flame
We hate most of you with a passion
Secretly, you ain't part of our discussions
You claim you rep Montreal like the Canadiens
But you should be sent right away to Hamilton
Damn right like Bettman we despise you
Searching for a market that don't fit you
We take you back
We don't argue
Bye! You won't be missed man
No fucking lie
Track Name: No Mistake
There's no mistake
We can say I've changed
There's no doubt about it
I got sick of the same bullshit surrounding my name
Since the 25th year spent on this planet
The criticism, past judgments
Saying I ain't constant anymore when I'm playing my game
Close friends and family who always waited for me
To make things happen for them need to talk about me
Like something wrong with me
The way I need to be
It ain't the same with P
And on and on you see
I work too hard to let those I help
Discard my efforts and scar myself forever
Don't even ask for respect
Ask for people to stop and think
What this life could have been
I'm not responsible for today's lack of connection
My behaviour's the result of years of frustration

We share the same goal, the same dream
Nothing can come between us
Keeping this thing alive requires no special effort
You just know it
And you know what?
There's no room for second thoughts
I'll forever play my part (x2)

I woke up one day and realized that it was time
For me to move on with my life and leave the past behind
Along with the past
Had to leave some people too
Cause our relationship was somewhere far from equal
It's not that when I give
I wait for something in return
But when you give and only give
Sometimes it feels kinda awkward
In other words yo
Do you bring anything at all to the table
Or do you only feed yourself taking the crumbs too
I know it's hard for you to hear it like this
But goddamn it you're now at the bottom of my list
Because of this sometimes I don't answer my fucking phone
You sneaky motherfucker private caller won't get me on
I care about my friends
And I can count 'em on my one hand
Too bad there was a time I thought I had to use both
Now I just don't know
By the way don't wanna bother you with my chorus
But in a way you should feel concerned

We share the same goal, the same dream
Nothing can come between us
Keeping this thing alive requires no special effort
You just know it
And you know what?
There's no room for second thoughts
I'll forever play my part (x2)

I been nice through time, too nice
So from now on
If you don't participate in the creation of new shit
You can't say you're a Good Samaritan
You're a friend or someone we know
Interesting how people can come close
Knowing they know this boat can blow up and go off shore
Anytime, every line that we find
Gives a chance to anyone and the ones who can rhyme
So make your luck and get involved
Or simply shut the fuck up if you don't got heart

We share the same goal, the same dream
Nothing can come between us
Keeping this thing alive requires no special effort
You just know it
And you know what?
There's no room for second thoughts
I'll forever play my part (x4)
Track Name: So Hard (starring Daddy Rushy)
The time's so hard, so hard
The time's so tough, so tough
But I'm gonna live it up, I live it up, live it up, live it up now
I won't give it up, give it up, give it up, give it up now, oh (x2)

Another day, another dollar
Everyday I wonder
If I lose what I got
Will I be able to do better
Find something else yo something bigger
After all yo I'm a hustler
There's no way that I can let my kids perceive me as a failure
Listen man I'm telling ya
Already have a lot of pressure
So once in a while I blow the kinda smoke that gets me higher
Put everything in perspective
Erase all the negative
Transform all the bad things into something more positive
Seek for something lucrative
Very, very lucrative
I can't afford to be broke
So I get up early in the morning
First on the scene
Last to leave
Proceed whether they believe or not
I gotta get my team on it to keep it non stop
Focus so we don't flop
So we make it to the top
Always on the look out for fuckers who wanna see me drop
Who wanna shut down my shop
Not knowing that I fight a lot
With anyone stepping in my way
so they know that I can't be stopped, Lord

The time's so hard, so hard
The time's so tough, so tough
But I'm gonna live it up, I live it up, live it up, live it up now
I won't give it up, give it up, give it up, give it up now, oh (x2)

Man when I get up
All I think about is fuck
Then I start counting hours remaining to the week and some
Man when will success come
So I can take time to bum
Like when I was young
Sipping rum sitting next to the sickest buns
Concentrate and not listen to anybody
I gotta work and make my way in the streets of New York City
Life ain't easy
We can't compare to poor people of Haiti
So we gotta stop complaining and shake this shit right baby
That's what we do
Look at me you
I got it dude my reggae
I'm in the fucking picture for even more than a decade
I can't stop today man
I need my rubber band and
A nice place to stay in the Virgin Islands
Get away from violence
Cause this is where I am
My life is halfway done
So I need chill out where I stand

The time's so hard, so hard
The time's so tough, so tough
But I'm gonna live it up, I live it up, live it up, live it up now
I won't give it up, give it up, give it up, give it up now, oh (x2)

One day my father told me
'This he said son, you're rich
When you owe nobody shit'
So I'm on nobody's dick
And always about my business
So I don't miss an opportunity to get paid
I ain't giving up shit
'Choices you make will design your life
Some people will pay the price
Better get your mind right
Freedom's priceless
Hold on tight
If you do fall outta focus
You may lose more than your sight
Darkness all around you
Like there's no more light
We see winners between losers
From the strenght they put in a fight
So stop complaining
Stop breaking yourself from realizing
What it is you see in your mind
Nobody's gonna do it but you
Can't get the picture like you
Don't feel concerned as you do
That's why they criticize
Cause most of them ain't got a fucking clue
'bout what you up to
What you gon' do
What's wrong with you
Let me help you
Go back to school
Find something fool
What you wan' do
Gotta stay cool

The time's so hard, so hard
The time's so tough, so tough
But I'm gonna live it up, I live it up, live it up, live it up now
I won't give it up, give it up, give it up, give it up now
They say the sky is the limit
And I won't stop trying
Until I get a piece of that pie
They don't want us to survive
They don't want us to stay alive
They don't want us to survive
They don't want us to stay alive
Track Name: Give It To You
Known for many different flows
Here's one more
How many styles is he able to flip
Actually a lot
And I'm not about to stop
I've planned to rock the spot till my heart beat drops
Cause I got it in me
It's part of my DNA
It flows like that through my blood everyday
Doing it my way
No matter what they say
I stay on point and I'm ready for whatever more than ever
Competition can't remain
I'm better
Constantly talking trash
So bitter
Creativity so large
Much bigger
Lazy with the pen got you 6 feet under

I don't want you to approve my every move
I don't need you so I can do what I do
All I want from you is very simple
Let me proceed and I'ma give it to you (x2)

Took some time off when I got back from BC
To sit in a class filled with BS artists
All they had in mind was to make it easy
Ready to do anything but involve their money
They wanted to find a way to get their dreams paid
Frustrating season for a man like me
Why should the state invest in our critics
To then see itself sink in deficits
My anger keeps growing as I see
Many of 'em acting like they made it
They're so wrong, so far gone
Can't they count on something else than my account
I wish all of us could think that great
And not only let laziness dictate
The outcome of what should be our fate
In the name of a culture that will not fade

I don't want you to approve my every move
I don't need you so I can do what I do
All I want from you is very simple
Let me proceed and I'ma give it to you (x2)

Right in front of you
It's a revelation
And also part of evolution
They don't wanna say it's revolution
But the fact that we're in may cause a lot of friction
Different form of delivery you see
We're practically ripping the souls out of mcs
Filling up ears
Kidnaping hearts
Basically doing it for the love of the art
Motivated by the need to rip it apart
Not necessarily the top of the chart
Swimming in an ocean filled with sharks
Got me developing skills
Gotta stay sharp
Set our own mark
Think big, get far
Follow my heart, my dreams, work hard
Mind over matter so you know I won't fall
Plus strategize to come out on top of it all

I don't want you to approve my every move
I don't need you so I can do what I do
All I want from you is very simple
Let me proceed and I'ma give it to you (x2)
Track Name: The Lighthouse
You get what you give, right?
And sometimes it's a lot of trouble
See how America's now swimming in oil
The water boils
Gangsters sipping Crown Royal
Nobody's loyal
Especially when money dangles in front of 'em
Paralyse deadly venom
When up in 'em
Cause it's killing any form of friendship
Trust and partnership
You know things of that nature
Blinded by the fury of getting money and power
Everybody's living like what they have is a few hours left
To get as much as they can so it's never our
It's mine, mine, mine, mine
It's all mine
Ignoring as a team
It would have took half the time
To get twice as much
You know double up
That's the formula
But they're fucking up
Lost in the mix unable to think clear
Acting wrong because of fear
Worry they might disapear

When the storm takes over
And you think it's all over
Stay focused on The Lighthouse
And ride that thing out
Rainy days only make the sun shine brighter
If you wanna give up
Here's something to remember (x2)

I was totally told to let go
Focus on real goals man
Stop spitting flows
And quit doing you
But the one they once called the yo
Chose to hit and run the road
I can see and smell the gold
Who could've known my heroes would turn this cold
Cause the refused to hold their vows, their promise
Guess they're cowards
Don't wanna say this
But damn I'm pissed I'm just
Tired to see money changing everybody
People judging others
The life's a nightmare daily
Your own brother can turn his back on you
What you think such a sick impact can do?
Don't beg me pardon dude
Kids kill themselves massively
They can see the lighthouse but they can't reach land
They think their life's over drowning in silence

When the storm takes over
And you think it's all over
Stay focused on The Lighthouse
And ride that thing out
Rainy days only make the sun shine brighter
If you wanna give up
Here's something to remember (x2)

It's never too late mate
Life is what you make it
There'a always a way
To break outta the cage
As long as you keep the faith
So fuck the fake moves
Can't relate with whatever they have in mind
It ain't me anyway
They're fucking up my sight
Like they want me to deviate from my path
Cause they find it too hard to navigate
I'd rather throw 'em overboard
Than listen to these fucks complain
Even if they think that I'm fucking going insane

I don't know how it's gonna end
But my family's going down again
My old mom's getting tired
The hardest to follow's my brother
Whose son's an amputee
My other brother's son's a junkie
All ingredients for the recipie
There's no manual to find how to deal with so many problems
Staying strong but sometimes I can't answer the phone
My lighthouse's my music
No fall back plan
No other investment
So believe me when I say I won't give up
You say my time's up
I don't hear you man
I just can't give a fuck

When the storm takes over
And you think it's all over
Stay focused on The Lighthouse
And ride that thing out
Rainy days only make the sun shine brighter
If you wanna give up
Here's something to remember (x2)
Track Name: Get Away
My solitary mind got me writing a lot of rhymes
And the paradox is that people gather every time I speak
Up on a beat just to freak what I wrote with a flow that'll make
Most people fiending for more
So yo I gotta be dope
Anyway that's all I know
Doing it the best way possible
And reach you if it's possible
So you can get the visual
As if we're in the same room
And I'm basically showing you
How I see it in my head
The road is rough
If there's any
And people wanna shine
So the game is kinda dirty
Guess if I wanna make it
Gotta get across the land
And do what I do best
Seems to me like a simple plan
The Good Samaritans do have a hard path to follow
A dangerous road
Jerusalem to be exact down to Jericho
Now that you know about the parable
I hope you'll understand
The reason why I hesitate to give anybody a hand

I have to get away
But not because of anybody, nah
Only time evaporates
There's no escape
So we move on
And if it means to sacrifice my life
That's what I'll do
Only one question
How about you?
I have to get away
But not because of anybody, nah
Only time evaporates
There's no escape
So we move on
And if it means to sacrifice my life
That's what I'll do
Just keep in mind I don't forget shit
I'ma see you

Remember the days when
What I was saying was
We should pack our things and
Get away but we did
The right thing I think cause
When Dominique became pregnant
All priorities had to change
We had to step back
I'd be mad today if we didn't do that
We owed respect to your family
My friends will always come
Before a choice to make for my career
The same was done with JP
When he felt he had to leave
We supported him
And now that we're closer than ever
We have to share this strenght
With the rest of the whole world altogether
People thought I was crazy
When I was talking of South East Asia
Look at them now though
What they're doing is exactly
The same thing back then they were laughing of

I have to get away
But not because of anybody, nah
Only time evaporates
There's no escape
So we move on
And if it means to sacrifice my life
That's what I'll do
Only one question
How about you?
I have to get away
But not because of anybody, nah
Only time evaporates
There's no escape
So we move on
And if it means to sacrifice my life
That's what I'll do
Just keep in mind I don't forget shit
I'ma see you

I'm always on the look out
Ever ready for whatever's coming my way
It would be fair to say
That Breeze is far from sleeping
Note book open
Capturing thoughts just at the right moment
So I can ride 'em down to kick 'em
And use to beat to pour 'em
Cause it becomes a flow and altogether it's called rhythm
You need some kind of talent to do that aka skills
Otherwise what you recite no one will ever feel
And then you fall in the abyss of mediocrity
And usually there's no come back from that G
And you know how we do as mcs
We show no mercy for suckers and make 'em suffer ultimately
Naturally you can guess that Breeze don't feel no one
And if I wanna get away it's not because I'm running from anyone
Where I'm from the population is about 7 million
French speaking people
Then I'm supposed to sell my album

I have to get away
But not because of anybody, nah
Only time evaporates
There's no escape
So we move on
And if it means to sacrifice my life
That's what I'll do
Only one question
How about you?
I have to get away
But not because of anybody, nah
Only time evaporates
There's no escape
So we move on
And if it means to sacrifice my life
That's what I'll do
Just keep in mind I don't forget shit
I'ma see you
Track Name: Tour Bus
Come with us, ride with us
Get inside my tour bus
Get yourself a seat
We're going straight outta your mind to
Get inside of mine so you can get to know me
Better than you do now
Come on and get ready (x2)

Turn the volume up
Time for me to represent
Making moves with my peeps
Gotta get some dividends
I'm the best at what I do
While your operations depend
On a financial support provided by the government, bitch!
Let me break it down so I can show you how I do it
Cause ever since I could
I've always kept on doing it
And what I mean by ever since
I could is when the rhymes written weren't good enough for me to keep 'em
I start spitting 'em like deadly venom
My main thing was to turn the party out
With a vinyl that I brought for DJs to put me on
Giving up the microphone to let me sing my little song
Looking at me kinda strange
Like what the fuck is going on
You witness the greatness
No one does it like this young boy
Spitting sick shit
It's Breeze bitch!
Remember my name
Make sure it's in your brain
Mcs who wanna test
I take 'em out I ain't playing

We got it, we got it, we got, we got it good (x3)
So good that right about now it should be understood
Come with us, ride with us
Get inside my tour bus
Get yourself a seat
We're going straight outta your mind to
Get inside of mine so you can get to know me
Better than you do now
Come on and get ready (x2)

Listen, I've been tested more than once
Now it's time to
Take that rap music to another level
You see me with a shovel
So you know I'm underground fool
I'm working overtime so I can come out of a tunnel
Digging in my soul in the dirt
Just to find the perfect rhyme combination
So I can free your mind
From that everyday struggle or whatever's bothering you
Even give you strenhgt if you're feeling suicidal
Vital nerves I touch
When the mic is in my clutch
I spit my lyrics out the guts
I can never get enough
I bust a flow so phat
Fake fucks wanna battle
It's funny or is it really
Stressing that you're a real mc
Give me some dark rum with a bit of Pepsi
Put a half of lime in it
Should be less than a minute
To do it yo so now you see
How easy it is
Grabbing a mic
Busting a flow
Wanna get biz, huh!

Come with us, ride with us
Get inside my tour bus
Get yourself a seat
We're going straight outta your mind to
Get inside of mine so you can get to know me
Better than you do now
Come on and get ready (x2)

I love to hang out with the boys
To hop on the bus
Live up to the buzz
The sound we propose
From East to West coast is new so we know
How good things can go
I find my seat in the back
Where speakers blast the loudest
Aboard it's not only GS
We need to play all the best shit
From 91 to 97 and you can name 'em
From Gangstarr to Outkast
We discuss about the great rhymers of our past
When we were adolescents to young adults
Now that we're men
All shit is dull
Boring, annoying, good call!
We must bring the lyrical genius that's missing
The way of sampling an old record with respect
Not necsarily trynna teach the children
But at least playing a good role while rolling

Come with us, ride with us
Get inside my tour bus
Get yourself a seat
We're going straight outta your mind to
Get inside of mine so you can get to know me
Better than you do now
Come on and get ready (x2)
Track Name: The Philosophy of the Astonished
While everybody seems to be blown along by the wind
I follow the same path I used to trying to win
Think it's evident trying to get dividends
Whenever I represent
So our sound is dominant, permanent
Taking over shit independantely
Rolling up my sleeves cause the government don't back me
You can tell me what you want but remember
Who does the ground work moving forward
So fuck what you heard And welcome in my world
This is my world
You can spread the word
Should begin to work if you wanna earn
Whatever it is you think that you deserve
And I hope you're gon' get it
Especially those who bullshitted
Life will take care of them and make 'em pay
So they will never forget it
So fuck it!
Funny kind of thing to witness the way they think
The way they bring the same elements
To repeat what someone has already done
Following footsteps of people who won
Then they wonder why they've never been number one
Should've known that your lack of originality
Would somehow down the line get you back eventually
Me I don't give a fuck
I can go against the grain
Against all odds
Against almost anything
Suckas wanna fight I'm already in the ring
Those who think they got it good don't even wanna step in
So step off
You're so soft
Fuck's wrong with y'all?
Scared to never make it like a bitch so now you crawl
With your own music just to play ball
Meanwhile your pride waits for a fucking call
Pardon my french but the G double D Samaritans
Had enough of this non sense

It's the philosophy of the astonished (x8)

I'm just about to flip out
There's no way for me to understand
We're so loud
Saying we're unhappy
Unsatisfied we're barking
But no one's reacting
We're so astonished
We're so mad all the time
We could vomit
We got friends waiting for a check
Every first of the month
Frustrating
But my surroundings ain't the only thing that's astonishing
Represented by people using us to live like kings
Getting speeches written by strategists
Manipulate the truth and decorate the news
So that only the wealthy benefit the rules
We all can the moves
But can't never prove
Too much money to lose
All of us will approve
So we sit back in anger
Not talking like strangers
Paying debts
It's raining checks
While they use their power against us
How can you get there when you're so rich?
Why can't you just do
What you said you would do before you were elected?
Now that you don't need us
You can cross the line and waste your time travelling
Spending the money our nation pays in taxes
To realize your dreams
Can't you see the privilege to lead?
The vision we need
The reason why we're working so hard to succeed
You must resign for stealing our trust
At least you'd prove you got guts

It's the philosophy of the astonished (x8)

It's not only because I got a short fuse
People abuse
Don't get it confused
I'd rather hit you with some facts over the head
Lyrical axe nobody can escape the strike that I inflict
When I'm taking a swing to chop shit up
So I can erase off your mind for a minute
The ones in it for big bucks
I ain't no playa hater
'Bout rap ain't a bitch neither
I'm coming for you fake pimps
Run for cover
Soon as I spit my thoughts
You analyze the bars
Then realize you are dealing with a man far
From being a cock roach
And maybe the greatest certified rapper
To make out of the chaos Ha!
All I got is my dedication to the art form
So you know that when I perform
I'm way passed the norm
Ripping everything around me 'til it's gone

None of 'em I like in here
Do something
Don't let 'em in
Of quality we need a minimum
'The fuck is it we see or we hear?
Let me be free by being me
Same art form not category
You're proud of yourself
I'm ashamed of your story
Al of you in it only for the money
Whatever the job
You make me sick to my stomach
That's how it is
Man I've said it
The change needed the most is humility
Being humble like you ain't the best Dumbo
Skills and manners don't never come in combos
Astonishing philosophy
When things don't change
Just do your best
Always do more
Don't never make less
Hard work will leave others speechless

It's the philosophy of the astonished (x8)
Track Name: Guess Who
Now since I don't wanna fall
I make my way through the fog
I use my brain and my balls
Plus this venomous bars
For quick reaction
Action packed
I'm killing 'em
Keeping competition to the minimum
Nowadays that's how we do know we don't play
We the spot locked down so it won't be easy to take
Better yet make it impossible
Protecting our turf like wild animals, cannibals
Had to be kicked out of the circle to keep on going
We can't afford to be slowed down in what we're doing
So follow me, follow me not
But don't be detrimental to the movement
Move man make room then
Feel the train pass if front of you
As you look at the ground instead
You see we work hard so we can get far to be
Where wee are what we're supposed to be
Which is on top of our own pyramid
We can't be stopped

Who's doing the ground work?
Hands full of dirt
Receiving all kinds of words
Guess Who?
Who's doing the ground work
Pride never hurt cause on our knees we never work
Who's doing the ground on a turf where nobody was ever heard
Guess Who? (X2)

Of all the people that see on your screen
My team has to be the one that heard the least screams
For all the work put in dirt
It doesn't make sense
Perception being reality
It's the only real glimpse
We've blown the picket fence to keep the fans close
But left the road in the too many tornadoes
We chose to do what we do
Wherever we go
To you we'll be new
Cause we sound different and we have our own accents
We're immigrants to y'all
It's time to make friends
If we're killing y'all with sounds
It was our intent
Our group touches every grounds and plans to hit land
Across the Atlantic or Pacific Ocean
As far as I'm concerned
Might as well be the Indian
As long as I leave this place
To see all the new faces
Salute me and my aces
We need to complete this race

Who's doing the ground work?
Hands full of dirt
Receiving all kinds of words
Guess Who?
Who's doing the ground work
Pride never hurt cause on our knees we never work
Who's doing the ground on a turf where nobody was ever heard
Guess Who? (X2)

I'm reaching my targets
Remain focused regardless
I'm on my quest
You wanna give up be my guest
Cause who the fuck you think's about to be making a mess
Me over the beat or you right in your pants?
Advanced wordplay
Time for me to get paid
Killing every JP's production that's being made
Cause he doesn't expect nothing else coming from me
And all I wanna do is chop some fucking heads you see
We are dedicated to the art from the heart
So it's hard for me to think about anything else
Picture yourself doing anything different
And if you can't see shit
Then maybe you got it man
So stop fucking around
Cause what we give is a 100%
That way no one will ever be able to say we're sloppy
So here we go busting flows for you ass holes
But mainly for anybody pumping that double H music yo!

Who's doing the ground work?
Hands full of dirt
Receiving all kinds of words
Guess Who?
Who's doing the ground work
Pride never hurt cause on our knees we never work
Who's doing the ground on a turf where nobody was ever heard
Guess Who? (X2)

I knew back in '89 that I wanted to do this
Travel the world by only sharing my lyrics
Chuck D was the first to influence me
A man who made millions look at the streets
As a kid I was moved by Michael Jackson
But I knew from the start I wasn't enough flamboyant
Quiet, more distant standing in the background
Not screaming but talking about everything I've found
Searching in my mind disorganized folders
Identifying myself to PE posters
Couldn't be Griff, terminator X or Flav
But the Hard Rhymer knew how to communicate
What I I,d love to say
Things that would intricate me
Very important subjects of our society
So I chose a path that looked more like me
Guess who's there since then with much recognition

Who's doing the ground work?
Hands full of dirt
Receiving all kinds of words
Guess Who?
Who's doing the ground work
Pride never hurt cause on our knees we never work
Who's doing the ground on a turf where nobody was ever heard
Guess Who? (X2)
Track Name: 1 Life 2 Live
They said make up your mind
Not knowing what was in it
Treated me like I was blind
And I couldn't see shit
Man stop wasting your time
I bet you'll regret it
Acting like everything's fine
Damn it you're making me sick
Only have one life to live
And while we're at it
I don't care about what you think
So listen up
Either you're with me or you're not
And if you're not
Don't try to stop this
Powerful forces you don't know nothing about (X2)

I used to have a clique
But everybody's gone
Now I have a team and we focus on where we're going
No time to fuck around me
Tour hour glass is always on
And I know that we're supposed to be on top
Where we belong
But it ain't easy being GS
The one known as the best
Steady moving forward on a different kind of quest
And I don't say different just to show off
I really mean it
So follow me now
And you will be able to say you've seen it

They said make up your mind
Not knowing what was in it
Treated me like I was blind
And I couldn't see shit
Man stop wasting your time
I bet you'll regret it
Acting like everything's fine
Damn it you're making me sick
Only have one life to live
And while we're at it
I don't care about what you think
So listen up
Either you're with me or you're not
And if you're not
Don't try to stop this
Powerful forces you don't know nothing about (X2)

Imagine if I were paying attention
To all of my peers
Saying I shouldn't rhyming 'cause of my skin colour
Or maybe only 'cause I'm a frenchie
And for that I don't deserve to live
Funny how mostly only my people is crying
They're the only ones I hear all the time
Never in my face but always, always behind closed doors
Of course I have no remorse being stubborn
Poor y'all
Read the cue card
Stand up
Now applause

They said make up your mind
Not knowing what was in it
Treated me like I was blind
And I couldn't see shit
Man stop wasting your time
I bet you'll regret it
Acting like everything's fine
Damn it you're making me sick
Only have one life to live
And while we're at it
I don't care about what you think
So listen up
Either you're with me or you're not
And if you're not
Don't try to stop this
Powerful forces you don't know nothing about (X2)

I bring my best
Please give me feedbacks
This is my quest
Ready on the speed track
I let my mind spray
The sun rises in the east
Jeru was damn right
Ya playing ya'self bitch
I only have one life to live
I do what I want with it
I set the boundaries
None's fucking with my shit
Love me or hate me
Won't make a difference at all
You drove the bests crazy
Don't expect nothing more

They said make up your mind
Not knowing what was in it
Treated me like I was blind
And I couldn't see shit
Man stop wasting your time
I bet you'll regret it
Acting like everything's fine
Damn it you're making me sick
Only have one life to live
And while we're at it
I don't care about what you think
So listen up
Either you're with me or you're not
And if you're not
Don't try to stop this
Powerful forces you don't know nothing about (X2)

All we have to do is make our dreams become reality
And large scale projects may also bring animosity in your entourage
The reason why they don't believe
Sometimes with your friends
Because they feel you don't need them
Fuck that! There's no way I'ma let'em distract me
Only thing they're doing is taking away my energy
And I done did some sacrifice
I don't need that shit in my life
Just remember that I won't hop the same obstacle twice
Track Name: Winners
I went from closeness to capture
With this rapture
I won't lie to ya
I treat her more better than you like she was my baby mama
I can't afford to see you bounce with some imitators
'Cause all my life has been dedicated strictly to ya
We've been together ever since the first day
I met you chilling 'round the way on a hot summer sunny day
People was talking about you and your wicked ways
So I had to come and get you
Praying God that you would stay
With me forever and you did so now it's on for real
And through the years you reunited friends who became partners
Who share the same vision with the dream to take it further
So now we stick together bringing massive headbangers
This is what I do
It's not a simple contribution
I'm spending most of my time with you on some new production
The result that we get is satisfaction
When we're mashing on this punk ass competition
Tell me when's the next session

First it was all about looking good
'Cause you're my Cleopatra
Now it's all about make it last longer 'til forever
'Cause I love the way you walk to me
Adore the good you do to me
From my head to my feet
Turning bad seeds into what's good to breathe
Free me sharing deep moments and laughters
Somewhere in time baby I swear we'll make it
And end out to both become legends
This union will continue to be fed
to bring sons, daughters and grandchildren
Differences is nice
It makes the relation as colorfull as Smarties
Do you need an explanation?
All these creations were made up to give the solution
I'm your husband but there's no paper
No obligation
You ain't my thing
No you're more some kind of conviction
Make ours unforgettable and stimulant
Pertinent, important fight against forces of Satan
To make of this wrap a true link for the next generation
To take it and feel it and make it with no harassment
No bracelets, no watches, material, only poems
To take it further, make it stronger against the establishment
Brought basic values with me
Went out there and took the lead
Held your heart near me through hell's steam
Our spirit can last eternally

It's so ironic
The way that you can make me feel
Sometimes an ass hole
Sometimes a good man for real
I gave you everything
For you my heart is open
Something crazy
But somehow you manage to keep me waiting
Breaking my balls trynna fulfil whatever you need
And at the same time it seems to get you happy
I should change my steez
Rollin' up my sleeves going to work
Trynna achieve my goals
And make you believe that we'll one day succeed
But 'til then
Hope you appreciate what I gave ya
What I go through
What it really means to be with you
What it is to be without you
Whenever, whatever the time
Always on my mind
Can't get you out
Can't live without you
Guess we were meant to live togheter like
Heat and fire
As my prior
My desire's to take you higher, higher

Damn I rewrote my part
cause 10 years passed so fast
since the day we fisrt sat
down to think about this track
Didn't change the original verse that much
I rearranged lines where a word could fuck
the meaning, the flow
so now it's ready to go
in the web
One more step in the ladder
the rep grows bigger
this group is sick
but never gets the chance to prove what it got
It helped a lot of acts
But never did it see it come back
We ain't bitter but we'll remember all of you
Matter of fact
Where would you be if we weren't there in the first place
If we had never answered you when you all needed beats
I mean there were days when we simply needed about anybody
When we only felt our push was gonna help you in your career
We started hearing we should switch from english to french
Guess nobody believed in the choice of our greatest challenge
So we'll stay behind you as long as it works our way
What's fundamental to us at the end of the day anyway
We feel ashamed of what's been done here for this culture
We really wonder what it is you are trying to conquer
We refuse to sound the same to gain easy success suckers
We need to prove we were born winners put in between losers
Track Name: One Moment of Silence
One moment of silence

How much do you owe someone who makes the decision
To go overseas and fight insurgence?
Soldiers do urgent piece of work
Allowing us to be free as birds
Surveilling talibans and kurds
Terrorism in the past was seen as a minor threat
Life has changed drastically a September 11
And today our dear experts
Believe sending troops will soon eradicate the problem
The mistake we make is that they are hundreds of millions
Praying many times a day asking for our falling
They hate us all so much
They would burn the whole continent
Our lifestyle's an illusion
We're unfaithful to 'em
I disagree with sending our pride and our blood to help people that ignorant
But I understand the choice of protecting what was earned by our ancestors
The price of freedom is worth everything and is to defend first

One moment of silence

To the many families who have lost their loved ones
I can only thank you and keep on going
Using my privilege given by brave young people
Who believed in saving our freedom
One special thought to our friend Jeff
Who was killed in Afghanistan 2009 September 6
Rest in peace Big Dru
We love, we miss you
You were truly one of the best
We're all against war if we're sane
Problem: some want us dead and our country in pain
We must support our troops
Canadians, American and all of the United Nations
My hate's growing towards cowards in this world
Will there ever be peace again on this earth
All I'M sure of is we're safer
While our soldiers are doing the dirty work
Thank you, we salute you

One moment of silence