Voice of the People single

by Jon Corbin

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Voice of the People

Verse 1
I've never made love to a mic
The mic is just something I like, man
I cannot liken the mic to a girl
For 'she' is not something I grip, manipulate, brandish & twirl
And forget about control
It amplifies my voice, displays my soul
Instead, I liken the mic to me
I am the one receiving signals from the Almighty

And translating to a broad horizon
Reaching more areas than Verizon
Problem is I get the wires crossed
Mixed messages then the signal gets lost
(I've been) Dented and battered, dropped and kicked
Think this emcee's fresh, I'm none too slick
Praise God there's truth from something dumb
If you like the sound then 'turn me up some'

Chorus
You, you got to grow, emcee
It's not just the flow, emcee
You're the voice of the people
Inspired by God!
Emcee, get on your job!

Verse 2
I am not the best
I have never claimed to be the best
So you are not rocking with the best
And if I was the best, I could only foresee elevated stress
'Cause fame is a mess
Instead I’m on my j-o-b, I am pressed
To demonstrate the glory of Christ's best dress
Express the tests & life duress
And how I found blessing within my life’s mess

I am not the nicest emcee
I just don’t want to be a divisive emcee
I’m the guy you call in a crisis emcee
I got the pie and ain’t afraid to slice it emcee
But we are not the same, if you’re going to call it a game
It's never been a game to me
It’s a shame to me, 'cause some are going mentally lame
For the thing they shoot in their veins

So call me chiroprac - I’ma straighten out your spine
And then enlighten some minds
To avoid the mines (explosive)
Call me the pharmacist (?) cause I got the dosage
In my life’s work Mr. Holland’s Opus
Lack of understanding is the diagnosis
Treatment: gotta break free and grow this
Let this movement keep moving, you know this!

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released December 11, 2012

Produced by The Runaway
Remix produced by Clutch & appears on the Prophetic Poetic release "Cold Sweat"
clutchhiphop.bandcamp.com/album/cold-sweat-the-remix-ep
Photo by Andrew Fasken
Design by Youngdo Kang

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Jon Corbin Milton, Ontario

Jon Corbin aka The Runaway is a Canadian hip-hop & spoken word artist with lyrical themes of faith, love, family, social justice and personal growth. Over the past 10 years he has performed on stages big and small, providing a dynamic show that represents the basic tenets of hip-hop: peace, love, unity and having fun!

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Track Name: Voice of the People (beat by The Runaway
Voice of the People

Verse 1
I've never made love to a mic
The mic is just something I like, man
I cannot liken the mic to a girl
For 'she' is not something I grip, manipulate, brandish & twirl
And forget about control
It amplifies my voice, displays my soul
Instead, I liken the mic to me
I am the one receiving signals from the Almighty

And translating to a broad horizon
Reaching more areas than Verizon
Problem is I get the wires crossed
Mixed messages then the signal gets lost
(I've been) Dented and battered, dropped and kicked
Think this emcee's fresh, I'm none too slick
Praise God there's truth from something dumb
If you like the sound then 'turn me up some'

Chorus
You, you got to grow, emcee
It's not just the flow, emcee
You're the voice of the people
Inspired by God!
Emcee, get on your job!

Verse 2
I am not the best
I have never claimed to be the best
So you are not rocking with the best
And if I was the best, I could only foresee elevated stress
'Cause fame is a mess
Instead I’m on my j-o-b, I am pressed
To demonstrate the glory of Christ's best dress
Express the tests & life duress
And how I found blessing within my life’s mess

I am not the nicest emcee
I just don’t want to be a divisive emcee
I’m the guy you call in a crisis emcee
I got the pie and ain’t afraid to slice it emcee
But we are not the same, if you’re going to call it a game
It's never been a game to me
It’s a shame to me, 'cause some are going mentally lame
For the thing they shoot in their veins

So call me chiroprac - I’ma straighten out your spine
And then enlighten some minds
To avoid the mines (explosive)
Call me the pharmacist (?) cause I got the dosage
In my life’s work Mr. Holland’s Opus
Lack of understanding is the diagnosis
Treatment: gotta break free and grow this
Let this movement keep moving, you know this!
Track Name: Voice of the People (Clutch remix)
Voice of the People

Verse 1
I've never made love to a mic
The mic is just something I like, man
I cannot liken the mic to a girl
For 'she' is not something I grip, manipulate, brandish & twirl
And forget about control
It amplifies my voice, displays my soul
Instead, I liken the mic to me
I am the one receiving signals from the Almighty

And translating to a broad horizon
Reaching more areas than Verizon
Problem is I get the wires crossed
Mixed messages then the signal gets lost
(I've been) Dented and battered, dropped and kicked
Think this emcee's fresh, I'm none too slick
Praise God there's truth from something dumb
If you like the sound then 'turn me up some'

Chorus
You, you got to grow, emcee
It's not just the flow, emcee
You're the voice of the people
Inspired by God!
Emcee, get on your job!

Verse 2
I am not the best
I have never claimed to be the best
So you are not rocking with the best
And if I was the best, I could only foresee elevated stress
'Cause fame is a mess
Instead I’m on my j-o-b, I am pressed
To demonstrate the glory of Christ's best dress
Express the tests & life duress
And how I found blessing within my life’s mess

I am not the nicest emcee
I just don’t want to be a divisive emcee
I’m the guy you call in a crisis emcee
I got the pie and ain’t afraid to slice it emcee
But we are not the same, if you’re going to call it a game
It's never been a game to me
It’s a shame to me, 'cause some are going mentally lame
For the thing they shoot in their veins

So call me chiroprac - I’ma straighten out your spine
And then enlighten some minds
To avoid the mines (explosive)
Call me the pharmacist (?) cause I got the dosage
In my life’s work Mr. Holland’s Opus
Lack of understanding is the diagnosis
Treatment: gotta break free and grow this
Let this movement keep moving, you know this!