When I’m rapping

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Lyrics: Leonidas
Presentation: Leonidas
Guitars: Yioggi
Pads: Jargus
Scratches: DJ Magnum
Artwork: Ioannis Oikonomakis
Year: 2015

Contains a sample from “Timebomb (System Error ft Michael Rose)”
Produced & arranged by the AK crew
Recorded at the Audioknot HQ (Netherlands) and by Los Angelos (Dj Stigma) at GroundZero

I’m nothing special and I don’t generally single out
I’m a thousand weird customs, I am antisocial too
And then again, I have never been the best student
Neither an asshole though – philosopher of frappe
The right wing hates me I get along well with the left
Yet my dreams go much beyond power, and they are plenty
Around me there is a myth but I consider my greatest victory
my lyrics in the composition of a ten year old in Saloniki
Others think I am a genious, but in reality -I swear-
I only calm down the demons that are inside me
The girls think they have three- four in every city
But there are times when my love life resembles a corpse in formalin
I do not have my own house, nor money to buy a car
But when I look in the mirror in the morning I feel alright
All I managed until now, even this little, I did it myself
Nobody carried me on his back, no matter how long was my way
Some people say that I am excessive and I intensively live joy and sorrow
I am also too unquiet and always there’s something I am missing
Shakespeare also said it, I could tell you anything in order to flirt you
And perhaps my only truths I say them when I am rapping

I get into tough situations an I like complications
I do not distinguish the truths from the lies
I ‘ve reached my limits and I am about to explode
But when I am rapping… when I am rapping I love it
I go out and I open my road by walking
I have before me crossroads and dilemmas
And whenever I want to trick Death
when I am rapping … when I am rapping I love it!

I am stubborn and when I have an idea I insist on it
I have a crazy dream, I ride it and it takes me
I hit my head on the walls and I will demolish them
even if I break my head, just for a single glimpse out there
I like to travel the world and collect stories
even though someone else already told them to you, like all the ladies
I put a bet that will reconcile the verb “to can” with the verb “to want”
Cos I am a weird guy , and an unusual person
I hang out with the crazy people, and the madmen love me
All the others have nothing otherly to tell me
In a craazy dream of mine we were a crew altogether
And we were setting up concerts from island to island
And you were also there and for the time not to take you away
Like an Arab alchemist I enclosed you in amber
I have a stubborn passion and do not mess with me
Because I have a sharp word and an autonomous pen
The kids at school and in the street listen to me
And all the rappers of world love me
And if in daily life I sometimes grasp and freak out
everything changes as I go up on stage to rap

I get into tough situations an I like complications
I do not distinguish the truths from the lies
I ‘ve reached my limits and I am about to explode
But when I am rapping… when I am rapping I love it!
I go out and I open my road by walking
I have before me crossroads and dilemmas
And whenever I want to trick Death
when I am rapping … when I am rapping I love it!