Black Blood (ft. Nyomi Wahai) [Prod. By Taylor King]

from by Snotty Nose Rez Kids

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[Verse 1: Yung Trybez]
I got black blood flowing through my veins
my brain is covered in blood stains
Blood dripping off my finger tips
and I’m moving on but can’t catch a grip
I remember that night like it was yesterday
when that phone rang, my life changed
And now I’m here with these growing pains
that might go away but not today
We were turning up in Vancity and I had all my fam with me
draped up, we were looking pretty, we were poppin bottles and puffin Nikki
Reminiscing about a night like this
man how was I to know it would turn to shit?
From city lights to bates quick
with that phone call that I can’t forget
It was ten o’clock sharp when I got the call
and my mind was numb from alcohol
With stress in her voice, here’s what she confessed
my brain was numb but my heart was a mess
She said “Listen up, its about your Minay”
what the hell you mean? what you trying to say?
She choked up but I can hear the pain
“He’s gone….he passed away.”
Damn, now thats hard to take
and it only took a second for my heart to break
I’m in disbelief, man you must be mistaken
this can’t be the truth, get your facts straight
And I’m screaming out “Don’t do this”
I’ve never felt so useless
So I checked my phone for proof first
but God damn, that truth hurts!

[Hook]
How could you do this
I’m feeling so hopeless
how could you do this to us
I miss you so so much
The black blood was pouring off you
now we’re stuck here suffering without you
I can’t stop thinking about you
black blood, black blood

[Verse 2: Yung Trybez]
As I hang my thoughts on a broken heart
I packed my bags and I called the cab
I was going through our texts that I kept on my phone
on the plane ride home, man I felt alone
I was with the boys that always had my back
but the jitters in my bones made it hard to relax
And when I seen my pops, I felt the pain
his black blood flowed through my veins
Look around minay, its a beautiful day
man i seen your face in a cloud today
The sky is grey, but its okay
bad weather couldn’t kill me, I just soak it up and say
From flood to drought, man I’m here to play the days out
we’ve all been done dirty and its hard to get the stains out
It took away your life and I know you can’t explain
but we all felt the pain when Cobain blew his brains out
Now we take to the road, no passing out
these are type of memories I can live without
Another day with the fam to pick a casket out and ah,
I blacked out, cuz the next thing I know we’re pulling up to my house
with a line up of trucks to the people in the front
for my brother in the back to pull his casket out
Take a look around the room man, what do you see?
the whole family’s here and we can all agree
That the room feels empty without ya
and I still can’t believe that you had to leave
But when everybody left, I spent the night
just to keep you safe and think about life
Looking to the sky for advice
don’t cry big brother, we’ll be aight
But yo, it was a tough couple days at the house
got me thinking of an easy way out, me and the minays had to bounce
We grabbed the shovels, went on our way
made our way to the grave where we let you lay
I’m a Brave like you with a shovel in hand
digging six feet deep to make you one with the land, God damn!
Still hurts to say
my tears hit the sand as I’m trying to pray
And I can’t get the blade through the boulder
have you ever dug a grave in October?
Man, when the ground is frozen and your heart is broken
and I know that my pops can’t breathe
But he kept telling me “You’re free now”
as we both crashed down to our knees
But I dig deep, you told me that
I’ll dig a thousand graves to take this one back
Or else would do it but beloved ones
and your baby girls here, you’d be proud of that
And I know, till the day they die
their hearts will be bleeding for ya
I said it before, they warriors
and I know they’ll sing this for ya
And that takes me back to your funeral
I shed some tears for the sky world
I see pain in the soul of your baby girl
but how can pain be so beautiful?
And that shows our connection was special
that’s why the creator recruited you
And it ain’t fair, so we share our prayers
don’t cry minay, you’ll be home soon
And I hold it down, I got you
spread love to all our baba’o’s
Cuz we dumped some beers and we burned some weed
and we kept a couple things that you want us to keep
And if nothing else, this is quality time
with a crack in the sky for the sun to shine
Man I love you bruh, and I see now
you ain’t dead to me, you’re free now

[Hook]

[Verse 3: Young D]
Lately I’ve been thinking about my homie that passed
on the verge of going insane, hoping I can numb the pain at the bottom of the shot glass
Can’t seem to let go of the past, I was young and naive thinking this would last
forever, cuz he was gone in a flash, man plans and God laughs
That was the coldest night in October, I ever felt take place
the man took his own life wrapped with a rope, had a lump in my throat that left a bad taste,
Tried saving grace as dirt poured on the grave,
his baby girls had tears running down their face,
and his baby mama crying in my arms,
I was only 21, what the hell am I supposed to say?
Man, I was pissed off, that you went out that way
but at the end of the day…I miss you more than anything
I remember when we talked about a girl that did the same thing and let herself hang
that was the baby sis of my minay, it was a little too early but her time still came, RIP
Its a touchy subject
standing on the desk with the knot tied above it
He said “It takes 10 seconds of bad judgement"
you better think twice before you say fuck it, damn
I know you in the sky watching over
the minays and the braves and ya daughters
tryna soldier through life with the weight on they shoulders
I just thank God for knowing ya
so I open a Coors Light and pour it for ya
I regret that I couldn’t support and be there for ya
so I’ma mourn ya til I join ya fam
Cuz nowadays I find myself sitting here after
the last call, so I cut out all the chitter chatter
blowing all my money like what good does it matter?
Couldn’t hear my cries behind the laughter, after
a youngin broke down and shattered
From reminiscing about the homies in the rafters
the type of thoughts that make a youngin drink faster
Maybe I was born under a bad sign?
I guess thats the life of a cancer
It feels like that my life is goin backwards
I got a list of questions and I’m looking for the answers man
My heart broken, I’m chain smokin, them bottles open,
until the early morning when a youngin yawning, cuz we’re still mourning
And its all because of that suicide
not saying that I ever tried, but I’ve thought about it, man I can’t deny
I miss you dawg, its been so hard, you made an impact on all of our lives
your baby girls will always have a spot in my heart forever, it brings tears to my eyes
Cuz you were that guy that taught us how to be a man and keep our heads held high,
and add fuel to the fire
So Rest In Paradise to my M-I-N-A-Y’s that turned into some angels over time
There’s not a day that goes by, when you’re not on my mind
if you love somebody then tell em, cuz you never know when its the last goodbye,

[Hook]

[Outro: Young D]
Yeah, and even tho we had some minays that turned into angels
I, am forever grateful for the Creator for placing somebody like you in my life
More than a friend, YOU, were my minay until the end
and, I know in due time we’ll meet again, but…until then,
rest easy.

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from Snotty Nose Rez Kids, released January 28, 2017

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