Traveling Man

by Trevor David Houchen

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World Travels~From New York City to Los Angeles to Japan-----I am A Traveling Man.

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released August 30, 2016

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Trevor David Houchen

trevor david houchen---been around the world/up in the stratosphere--i'm a poet wanderer observer of life reporter teacher student player and spectator---

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Track Name: Window Seat
chorus--well~i came back/just to let you know/that i've tried/but i can't let you go/and i know/i left you standing there/with sunlight bouncing off your hair/and if you ever think of me/well i'll be back/just wait and see/i promised you eternity/i need your love to set me free..

first verse
in life and times/you do some crimes/you drop a couple rhymes/you meet a couple dimes/and everybody wanna live high so high/but don/t nobody really wanna try so why/friendships lost/friendships cost/relationships fly/then relationships die/cause don't nobody wanna be true so true/so everybody always feeling oh so blue/so why don't you/release your pain/release your stress/and release your brain/why everybody always looking for success?/you get success then you get more stress/i had to boogie/under cover of the night/i had to find myself/define myself/mind myself/realign myself/we spent the night/contemplating my flight/overseas on a jet/way up as high/as i could get/window seat~

chorus

second verse
i woke up making love on a Silver Lake floor/with my shit so raw/from the night before/sleeping on a little bed/in a little back house/weed smoke rising to the ceiling/like a crack house/big dreams/big plans/a couple bucks/a few fans/with a vision in my head/i think nobody understands/hotels/hostels/terminals/coffee shops/subways/hot days/long walks/on long blocks/everybody screaming/FAKE IT TIL YOU MAKE IT/in a classroom/sitting at a desk/feeling naked/i'm on a beach/at the edge of the sea/looking out across the ocean/is she looking back at me?/i was the man/when i was living in japan/spitting verses for the people/that they couldn't understand/i fell in love/with every woman that i met/living in a fantasy/i haven't gotten over yet...

chorus

third verse
i promised i would take her to the south side of France/where we'd sip some wine/and we'd take our chance/we were together/in a Tangerine Dream/eating French toast/on the French coast/we were the scene/she asked me what i like/i said philosophy/but i don't mind being a student of biology/so where you at babygirl/what's your geography/i really dug that chick/archaeology/and we both got gassed/and the moment passed/and what you thought would last/disappears so fast/i got a girl of a different nationality/a different time zone/different reality/sometimes we skype/in the middle of the night/a blurry image on a screen/but it don't feel right/you never know/how it'll go/get up and dance/to the beat/took a chance with my life/sitting at the window seat~
Track Name: Return To Find
first verse
your weave's still wack/the people know jack/the thieves all stack/and the police attack/your girlfriend's fat/your pockets still flat/the whites act black/everybody know that/the prices rising/the government's lying/the temperature's rising/the tension's rising/your music's wack/the government's wack/the president's black/but the residents lack

return to find (3X)
what's on my mind

(4X)

second verse
the system's trackin/the pistols packin/the business mackin/the system's slackin/the people can't afford/the people can't record/the air is choking/but i'm still smoking/the cops is racist/your neighbor's racist/the nation's pain/on the citizens faces/the companies try/the companies lie/the earth is vex/and poverty's next

return to find
chorus

third verse
the system's broken/and folks is loc' in/bombs is dropping/drones is watching/i return to find/return to find/return to find/what's on my mind/the courtroom scandals/the midnight vandals/some people got killed/and we lit some candles/the food is poisoned/the girls and boys/we made some noise/and we made our choices

return to find
chorus
(8X)

there's a silver tipped crow that talks to me/saying come and take a moment/and walk with me/there's an eagle on a mountain top looking at me/saying if you come along/i can make you free/let's travel on a bus to our destiny/on a purple mine bus/towards ecstacy/the lions in the jungle be testing me/but i'm trying all the time to give the best of me...
Track Name: House Of Lies
hey~/let;s take a trip today/let's go outside/where the angels hide/let's trip fantastic/forget about the plastic/and don't get spastic/when life gets drastic/i can see the stars/in the skies/and things/and i can see/you've been disguising things/for example/and this is just a sample/you're telling yourself that you're not selfish/i can see it clear/from here to mars/spending your time in cars and bars/checking your facebook/but how does your face look/a thousand friends/but how does your space look?/what's good homie?/what's good homie/you wanna get high?/i got some good on me/you wanna paid/i wish i could homie/yeah, i wish i could---

chorus
you got a lot on your mind/and you been looking to see/and from your House Of Lies/i see you looking at me/and then you realize/that you're out on your own/and you're alone..

second verse
true feelings/are you healing?/years and years and years of grieving/you're on a roll/try to make yourself whole/like an alchemist/turn base metal into gold/life is a church and the people keep preaching/dreams and goals/and the people keep reaching/we got believers/and high achievers/quarterbacks/but no wide receivers/bad moves/can i take them all back/am i on the right track/can i take the night back/heavy reading/my nose bleeding/shots on campus/are you still breathing/shots of Tequila/shots on Sheila/shots shots shots shots of ether/slip it in deep/let me dive in your ocean/i couldn't get sleep/i'm alive with emotion--

chorus
third verse
what's good/tell me what you think is good/if i tell you that you should/would you do it if you could?/change your mind/change your life/get a better attitude/relign your design/by expressing gratitude/diagnosis/mitosis/split personality/mild psychosis/i couldn't make it up/it's all true what i'm telling you/living on a dorm room floor in the living room/two japanese/one brazilian in the bathroom/next day/four way/we get it in the classroom/kicking up a ruckus with my man J Litt/on the freeway of life/do a skit/it's a hit/yo/don't take mine/i'ma need that money/with my stash tucked low/under my vietnam homey/stay low/go slow/don't speed/take heed

chorus
Track Name: Wid It
the boom-the bip-the boom bip-ay yo-i'm rapping on the mic-so i can make the room flip/forever 21/people be on some 'soon' shit/but you can feel it in your heart baby/if the tune fit/i'm trying to make it so that you can feel right though/follow the leader/but you don't know where he might go/you're on a river/and you're hoping it's the right flow/so pay attention baby/welcome to my light show/it's all about the dreams/and the ways/and the means/you can get it if you want it/keep away from the fiends/keep your distance/from the souls/who be tearing at your goals/and remember this/they can suck you in like black holes/i know the way that i be speaking it is wavy/i float upon the rhythm like i was the navy/i'm focused man/i got my focus in my hand/and i'm fitted/i think it's time for you/to get wid it......

chorus
don't care what they talking bout/just get close til you're near it/don't care what you're afraid of/cause you got to be wid it

get wid it
(8X)

second verse
you got dreams?/i know you got some/you a procrastinator?/cause i am not one/i wake up man/every singe day/give thanks/then i fall to my knees and i pray/you feeling negative?/well change your attitude/spread love to your people/give them gratitude/and when you're naked/you can see yourself make it/you can find yourself living in a whole different latitude/to get your dreams man/i know it's difficult/but giving up man/well that's so typical/you got a goal/well you better go and get it/you'll feel better in the end man/knowing that you did it/giving up the crotch/for a fresh gold watch/that ain't the move/baby doll/kick your life up another notch/make your brain stronger/play the game longer/just get it/come on man/you can/i know you're wid it.....

chorus
don't stop...
Track Name: Jeenz And High Heelz
chorus
i like the way that you walk baby/you keep it real/everytime i see you girl/you're giving me chills/i like the way that you're making me feel/i like those jeenz and high heelz/those jeenz and high heelz...

first verse
honey got a way with the motion/so i give her my emotion/she got the magical potion/so i give her all my love and devotion/honey living outside the matrix/so i'm giving her my paychecks/she look good in the latex/danger~even when we're having safe sex..

chorus

second verse
and honey built like a thorough bred/honey tight like a thorough breed/honey cut like an hour glass/good brain/deep soil/plant a thorough seed/honey bubble in the moonlight/a little trouble let the drama slide/we getting married in june right/honey body is a homicide/and when we step inside the precinct/baby looking better than decent/i feel the anticipation/i step up with no hesitation/so i take her to the dancehall/so we can have a little dance y'all/honey lookin good in the strobe light/you know i gotta get her home right--

chorus

third verse
and when i get her in the bedroom/baby give a little leg room/baby gotta give me head room/and then you know i make the head zoom/baby sliding them jeans off/i wonder how she got her jeans on/baby hitting all the high notes/baby sing a nigga theme song!
Track Name: Chix B Asian
universal asian shout out--

chorus
all my chix b asian/cause that's my persuasion/i show my appreciation/but it's a sticky situation~

first verse
now i don't wanna go tell/but i met her at the hotel/she had a pocket full of yen too/tell you exactly what we into/we get the room with the space theme/and then i hit her with the space beam/i brought the purple and the red wine/i lay it down when it's bedtime

chorus

second verse
she had a tattoo on her shoulder/she did exactly as i told her/yeah she's my little soldier/but it's difficult to hold her/when i met her she was innocent/she didn't care about the money spent/and when she smile yo/her teeth shine/and she be throwing up the peace sign/and she give me all her serotonin/the dopamine and the oxytocin/and you know i keep my baby moanin/from the evening til the early morning

chorus

third verse
whenever i'm in asia/she's my fantasia/she got the grace of a geisha/and her face will amaze ya/she got to hide me to keep me/so she hide me to keep me/she got the nike and the tight jean/the tomodachi and the night scene/she got a boss from yakuza/he tried to use and abuse her/he told her something to confuse her/he never knew he could lose her/she keep the chicken in the freezer/her hand around the heater/and you know i''ll never leave her/but i don't really need her

chorus
out
Track Name: Heroes
i wonder why/everybody's so tipsy/i wandering the streets/like a street soul gypsy/everybody sleeping/and the streets so dry/nobody want to live and nobody want to die/people spending money/everyday/to get high/blinded by their actions that they're doing by and by/you keep your dreams hidden/in a cloud behind the sky/you think that it's the truth/but we know that it's a lie/oh why oh why do my heroes have to die?/you take them out to lunch/then poke your fingers in they eye/and just the other day another brother said goodbye/why oh why to my heroes have to die?
i see your face/in the driving rain/you think you're all alone/but i can feel your pain/give your loving to another who don't even know your name/sold your soul to the devil for a little piece of fame~

chorus

heroes
heroes
you gotta believe in heroes
(4X)

second verse
i wonder why everybody's so conditioned/you think you're playing chess/but you don't know your position/they got you in their crosshairs/got you in their vision/but you got to get your goal man/don't give up your mission/this is a state/of emergency/you've got to find your mind/and do it urgently/whether thunder crash/flash fire pon the sea/and when the cloud break/nuh mek it rain pon me

where is the healing of the nations?
and where is the people salvations?
this is a musical iration
quantum physical lyrical creation
(2X)

chorus
Track Name: mayhem
janky janky the riddim is janky the clapper is fat but the rapper is lanky
Track Name: Strange Days
into the wild/where i walk for miles and miles/where i want to live a while/where i got my frozen style/that mean i'm cold/i choose to not get old/i'll never sell my soul/i'm a statue bathed in gold/and that's ironic see/living supersonically/inside my ride/side by side/with technology

mmm..what a day/what a day/what a day i say/ohhhhh what a day

don't want to see what is evident
don't want to be what is relevant
you got your eyes on the same old thing

don't want to be what is different
you've got to set your own precedent
oh what a day

(Cooley Rap)

been around the world/up in the stratosphere/pilot my space ship/it'll take us outta here/stay in the light/i'm innervisionary/if we gotta fight/write your obituary/no formal education/no form of speculation/police brutality/it'll bring your demonstration/my mind stay clean/my mental sanitary/i'm like a space beam/that's interplanetary

i burn the midnight oil
that's buried deep beneath the soil
i want to save my soul
this life it takes it's toll

i keep it right/that's very necessary/i shine my light/and that's hereditary
Track Name: DangerMan
chorus
dangerman
dangerman
what you doing now?
have you made your stand

danger man
danger man
before you fade away
you better make your stand

first verse
you were always just a dreamer/a nobleman amongst the schemers long ago/did you lose it slow/don't you feel it coming at ya/try to live your life in laughter/you should go/where you want to go/can't you see the sun is rising/sunshine is in your eyes/and you should be/what you want to be/tell us all what you've been dreaming/still alive/but you've been bleeding/you should see/what you want to see..

chorus

second verse
giant moon in the sky is calling/stay dry/while the rain keep falling/on the grind/with something on your mind/throw away those fears you're holding/memories of life unfolding/you're the man/i know you understand/see the lights up ahead keep flashing/old forms all around keep crashing/you should learn what you want to learn/took a walk on a cloud this morning/wake up while the air is forming/you should earn/and then you let it burn

chorus

bridge
i see you traveling/steady hustling/see you paid your fare/but the train ain't there/you've been around and back/even down and flat/but you paid your fare/you're on your way somewhere

chorus

third verse
have you lost your sense of passion/gave it up for senseless fashion/you're alone in the danger zone/lost your life for seeking pleasure/while seeking senseless treasure/do the time/and you do the time/in the sky with the birds around you/a pretty place no one has found you/you've been there/traveled everywhere/filled your life with empty laughter/photographs of life will capture/you've been there/traveled everywhere

chorus
Track Name: Lonesome Road
chorus
lonesome road
and i'm
all alone
and i'm
on my own
in the wind

on my way
but i ain't
gone to stay
because i
need to see
you again

first verse
jolene was a high school queen/pretty blond hair/like a night moonbeam/she bought herself a ticket/to hollywood

jc was a brotha with style/a six pack and a million dollar smile/he took a wrong turn/that he thought was good

chorus

second verse
jodie was a painter/she had dreams to be a designer/she was always painting pictures/in the breeze

dylan was a football stay/came west from south carolina/he ran fast/but it brought him/to his knees

chorus

bridge

i was in a pickup truck/drove cross country/to try my luck/everything i own/packed up real tight/i drove all day/and i drove all night/30 states 4 days/1 dream/30 years yeah/you know what i mean/gotta make it/get rich or die trying/50 cent/on a dollar/not lying/i blew it all/on a one room shack/got myself a place/i ain't never going back/tell you what i know/and i show you what i see/try to figure out who/i really want to be

chorus

3rd verse
christine was a background star/she bought herself a ticket/but she couldn't get far/sleeping outside/in her ride/on the strip/working all night trying to hustle off tips/smoking in the back/trying to catch a cooley high/she blew a quick kiss and then she said bye bye/i offered my bandana/so she could wipe her teary eyes/silver circle smoke/floated up into the sky