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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Shine The Light

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I've always been fascinated by the combination of rock and rap. As far back as Anthrax' "I'm the Man" and the one song by Faith No More (I can't remember the name), I've always thought the sound was cool. Then recently, POD did some more cool stuff.

As I've been looking around the 'net, I've discovered some cool LDS rappers. One of them, Arhythmatik, came by my home one day about a year ago or so for a visit. At the time, I showed him a vague, rough idea I had for a rock/rap tune. I had little more than a guitar riff and a chorus. My idea was that I'd sing the chorus, and he'd rap the verses.

It sat and did nothing for a long time. Then, one day, I just threw down some tracks and sent them off to him, to see if he could get any ideas for the verses. Soon after, he sent me a verse, and it was GREAT! In the process, he encouraged me to write and rap the second verse. I was way out of my comfort zone. But I did it anyway, and I'm kinda pleased with the results!


Shine the Light
By Mark Hansen

Chorus:
Shine the Light
Let the hard man crumble
Shine the Light
Set the captive free
Shine the Light
See the proud ones tumble
Shine the Light
Shine the light on me


Arhythmatik:

Light squared and impaired nightmares
might leave your eyes scared
the brightness will expand your iris
but you got to be the one to open your eyelids
but you'll never see life
sitting in your high chair
but look man--
it's right there!
i refused to be refused
refuted and diluted
misused and polluted
instead i stay rooted in truth
not incongruent like humans
consuming the fumes in
i inhale innovation
and exhale exploration
too legit
too legit to spit wack radio hits
sins talons grip and rip
the balance from your well built palace
let your youthfulness
be usefulness
it's the last days and the masters of sin have waged war
against the fishers of men
that's why i'm here to defend with my tongue
and my pen

Chorus

Mark:

Let me help you see, now,
this is the story, laid out for ya,
this is the work and the glory
To chase the darkness
feel the spark
this lights the fire inside,
shakes down pride
leaves me inspired.
I will not lay me down
On the ground to be found
when the final battle is won
I will sing and shout with the armies of heaven
I’ll be the leaven
I’ll turn it up to eleven
House to house
people stand on their porches
I’m lighting their torches
so everyone will shine and refine
and the city on the hill
cannot be hid from the eyes of men my friend
And I’ll shout it till the end
with my tongue and my pen!

Chorus


Let the hard man crumble
Set the captive free
See the proud ones tumble
Shine the light on me

Hear it calm the rumble
Watch the darkness flee
Lift me when I stumble
Shine the light on me


Written and performed by Mark Hansen and Arhythmatik
Rock Mix Produced by Mark Hansen
News Anchor by Eric Endres

2 comments:

Heidi's Blog said...

thats my rap i should be listening too... haha

Mark said...

Thanks, again!

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