So I take another step, and one more breath
Closer to death. there's things going on in this
World that got me stressed. lately I find myself
Searching my soul. looking for signs of life,
A warmth in the cold. I'm young and restless
And they want me to fold. I'm hard headed, I
Ain't never did shit I was told. I get too mad too
Fast over too much shit, but I put too much heart
Into the words I spit. maybe I'm too proud,
Maybe I scream too loud...but what goes in,
Must come out. and I'm hurting inside. I can't
Show it. obstructed by pride. I ain't being hard I
Just don't know why. fuck tomorrow if I live or
I die. who comes first? you not before i. I'm still
A ways off from my lofty goals, so fuck those
Who oppose and those who's acting like ho's. I
Ain't got time for ya'll. focus my goals. I chose.
C'mon now, you just write ryhmes...i recite lifelines.
You're in it for the long haul...i'm in it for a lifetime.
Let a brother try to come between me and mine.
I'll lie cheat and steal to keep feeding mine. that's
The deal and that's for real, by any means. am I
Wrong because I want the finer things in life?
Hell no. take this world by storm.
All I ever wanted was a taste of. all I ever wanted
Was a piece of what I could not have.

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"The Phoenix" as written by David Mondragon Anthony Martini


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    General CommentThis is THE song for all you hardcore ETC boys from Jersey.
    ETCon June 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentGreat Song
    NJHCon July 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentETC is an amazingly talented band. Their lyrics mean alot to me.
    SwornEnemyon July 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWhat genre of music is this?
    Jester24on August 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIts considered Hardcore, but its not really, you cant put ETC into any single catagorie. This song is rap. Anyway ETC is amazing somebody post on here. Peace
    NJHCon September 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAmazing song.

    Always skipped it by b/c I didn't like the synthesizer in the beginning. My mistake, completely.

    This song has some great lyrics, and his flow is tight - as usual. Anthony Martini is someone I definetly look up to as a wordsmith and singer.

    This song is pretty self-explanatory...he speaks about his beliefs and focusing his goals. The title of this song speaks for itself.
    Abeeron September 26, 2004   Link

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