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Heart of a Lion (feat. Chance Random)

from Heart of a Lion by Satnam

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[Harmony]: I/You got, I/You got, I/You got the heart of, Heart of, Heart of, Heart of a Lion

[Optimist - Satnam] Chorus:
You say no, and I say yes /
Never say no, ‘cause I know best

[Pessimist - Chance Random] Chorus:
I say no, and you say yes
Still say no, ‘cause I know best

Thank the heavens, I’ve made it past the age of 27
Won’t be joining Jim, Janis or even Mr. Hendrix
Each day I wake’s a blessing, that’s why I’m not stressing
All of the small things, What’s my age again? I’m forgetting
I’ve got a spotless mind, living in Eternal Sunshine
Timing’s everything, not rushing to find Clementine
Searching for a better line, better rhyme to better mine
It’s a better time, fuck trying to bed a dime
No remorse, no regrets, just living for each breath
If it’s the last one I get, I’ll be sure to give it my best
My best is good enough cause that’s what Thom Yorke said
Now It’s time to change the station in my Radiohead
Haven’t been “Let Down” - no expectations, “No Surprises”
Not checking my mirrors for “Karma Police” when I’m driving
(Just) striving for greatness, I consider myself “Lucky”
Got the Heart of a Lion, (these) Wicked Witches can’t touch me

PLEASE, take a step back, reassess.
you shouldn't think you have wings
when you can barely leave the nest/
.. you're just stressed like the rest of 'em.
and when the confession’s done,
you won't think to question 'em./
fuckin' LOSER, you know just what the truth is..
those bullies were all right
even though they're all ruthless./
the puddin's where the proof is,
you're useless, believe that.
anyone with a head on their shoulders can see that/
who's the cynic? bruised ego trippin'
good thoughts? don't listen. play your position./
keep your head down..
i mean the lowest
maybe no one will notice
when you BLOW IT/
because you will..
and you KNOW IT
so don't get your hopes up,
you'll only get 'em broken/
.. to pieces you can't pick up
so if you're down and out..
don't get up.

Everybody plays (the) pessimist,
The weary are restless, so effort always gets bested
..and don't get ahead of yourself
but I don't think any of these lessons would help
So there's nothing you can do but wear your shame like tattoos
And scarlet letters, better do just what you have to
Don't you get it? You should quit it
Admit it, you'd rather hear the bad news

I want you out of my head, cause your baggage is a burden
If this is fight club that makes you Tyler Durden
And I am Jack’s smirking revenge
Cause tonight a Pessimist is gonna meet his end
Your villainous words won’t get under my skin
Muhammad Ali - one to the chin
Down for the count, here’s your bad news
Eternal Optimist, I will not lose


from Heart of a Lion, released April 17, 2012
Recorded at Darker Earth Studios
Beat by Chance Random
Mastered by Chance Random
Featuring Chance Random as The Pessimist
Lyrics by Satnam Narang and Kaleb Gubernick


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Satnam California

Satnam is a poet, writer, geek and music aficionado from Los Angeles, CA. He's been writing poetry since the age of 13, and making hip-hop music since he was 16. He put out his first mixtape EP, "The 18th Letter Diaries" in 2010. His follow-up debut release, "Heart of a Lion" will be released on his birthday on April 17th, 2012. ... more

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