Dark Ages

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released July 16, 2017

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Hailing from Dallas, TX. Inspiring hip hop/rap. Check out the all new album, DARK AGES, now! www.donncham.com

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Track Name: Dark Ages
Welcome to my dark ages
These are the dark ages
I try to find my way to light
Here in these dark places

I'd like to welcome you all to my dark ages
I feel like it's curtain call and I'm trying to find my way through these dark stages
I'd be lying if I said I wasn't scared and that I knew what I was doing in this dark places
Trying to get the keys to success to get me out these dark cages

Illuminate, illuminate
Tell me how do I illuminate
I spent too long in a Great Depression
Need a stimulus check to rejuvenate
Oh my, oh my
Trying to stay connected but I'm so out of sync
And trust me it would blow your mind trying to understand what overthink

This is based on a true story
Cause my tale's as real as ever
Wrote this in my dormitory
Mandatory no discussion
Rack my brain and get concussions
All these ex's no more texting, why I'm so squared, What's my function?

Dark ages
Take a look at my book tell me what you find flipping in between these dark pages
Did it taste, you relate, can you even maintain when you hear about these outrages
Yeah it's kinda outrageous
Be careful who you let in your light
Cause everybody got dark faces

It's a cold cold cold world, where did the sun get to?
Talking to these old walls but they the only ones who get you
When the past only one who miss you
And your friends the only ones who ditch you
Now you got to find your own tools if you really really wanna fix you

I need to get back on track
I turned to insomniac
A megamega maniac
A hyperactive-condriact
don't even know how to act

Now I'm so sick of these constraints I'm just trying to find a release
Don't need no gold, no pearls, no jewels, I'm just trying to find some peace

Where's my release, just trying to find some peace
Track Name: Full Throttle
I see you lurking in them shadows
You probably didn't think that I would know, I do
You need to retreat, this not your battle

I reached the max, I'm going full throttle

You go the same pace and I got no time to waste, we probably need some space
And why you keep slacking, yeah I keep on stacking, I doubt that you can relate

I got my head in the clouds, on cloud 9
They say to reach for the stars, well I'm in a whole different system it's bout time
You trying to step on me, I'm bout to blow up like landmines
I'm talking headlines

Don't need your permission, it's me minus you I don't need the addition, your chick kind of cool but she craving attention, dressed for the pool trying to be a beautician, get no recognition

Now look what I've done, I'm having way too much fun and no you can't come
I'm taking trips to the islands with bamboo and steel drums
I'm so numb to your touch, you drama starting kids go play double dutch
Exactly what they need, they call me the clutch
Only with my hittas, Starsky and Hutch

I see you lurking in them shadows
You probably didn't think that I would know, I do
You need to retreat, this not your battle

I reached the max, I'm going full throttle

I bet you ain't expect for me to come back
Win the game like a 4th quarter comeback
You look lame when you try to drop my name then you drop the ball, now it's kind of hard trying to bounce back

I got way more up my sleeve so please do not leave
I'm a magician with no tricks, you a technician with no fix
Yeah, it ain't no thang when I do it
You can do anything, just got to get to it

Hold up, hold up
It's lit, don't you burnout
If it's a call to show up
Then I answer it and show out (no doubt)

Okay you came back for more
On the move 365/24
Roll with me, we bout to roll out the door
I always stay current, yeah go with the flow

Know that I'm never not stopping
All of these charts I be topping
And if you ever cross me, know I'm top shelf so you can stop shopping

I see you lurking in them shadows
You probably didn't think that I would know, I do
You need to retreat, this not your battle

I reached the max, I'm going full throttle
Track Name: No Caller ID
Back and forth back and forth like it's pendulum
Tell me where did we repeat and where do we begin again?
It's like I told you I told you, try to convey my message, I swear it never goes through

Shame shame it had to come to this
Blame game now you got me pissed
Don't make it a big deal cause then we'll end up making fists
Is that what you want? I promise that you won't be missed
Allow me to be crystal clear, I'll end this whole thing clean and crisp

Don't make me touch on that subject, that sensitive one
Heard your stories, still trying to make some sense out of one
Thought we agreed to try to be specific
Stare at my screen like you starting texting in hieroglyphics

Going through the motions, man I ain't got time
I just be recording, then you hit my line
I just hit my drum set, I'm just feelin fine
Do I wanna meet up? I'll have to decline

What do I owe you?
I started changing and moving like I'm supposed to
Now you bitter & moody like I don't know you
Trying to tell me that I did something wrong
I can think for myself
I can't please you
Talk and tease you
Can't have them pollute my mind
So tell me how we both supposed win this time?

I've always wanted the best for you
When things were out of order, who would clean up the mess for you?
I treated you like royalty, I went on a quest for you
Now we distant strangers and you regret we came here

Well, I'm not the type to linger on and on about who's right or wrong
Or try the weave the webs of life we both just string along
I'd rather put that energy into the universe where's it's needed
And you wonder why it bites your hand, well look at what you feed it

Lately I been keeping distance from the misfits
You know the ones who say they got the point but probably missed it
You know the ones who got the midas touch but so sensitive
Pockets full but can't mind their own business

Now I'm halfway gone, I'm moving on
So far gone so far gone
So don't expect anything (chii)

What do I owe you?
I started changing and moving like I'm supposed to
Now you bitter & moody like I don't know you
Trying to tell me that I did something wrong
I can think for myself
I can't please you
Talk and tease you
Can't have them pollute my mind
So tell me how we both supposed win this time?
Track Name: Own It
You probably didn't notice but my winter solstice is white sugar coated
You probably should know this, my mind is a weapon and it stays fully loaded
Survivalist instinct when comes to ends meet you never gonna end me
The power within me I feel it so deeply & its now come to get me
Arise!

The voice from grapevine, the same from the Book with the great lines, The fame and the fortune should be coming, if you wanna do it better then you know it's gonna take time
So take some time away, buy ticket go revisit on another day
Always another way, but the path that I chose won't lead me astray, I found my way

My way ain't what others think, I can't relate, my faith will retaliate, these narrow gates brought me to the Jordan Lake, they dip me in only to authenticate

I might've lost you if you don't pay attention it'll cost you
Rat race only lead you to exhaustion
No way am I taking precautions
Now, I'm just sorry

Sorry you can't change my destiny
Every time they just disclaim it, I just claim it
Yeah just know that that's for me

I want it all, yeah I want it all
I can't be taking no calls
Swear I'm not taking no L's
My fortune foretold to prevail

I'm on a whole different level
You stealing plans to my weapon, now I'm killing rebels
The greatest ever, you gotta see to believe it, if it ain't helping then leave it, I left'em in suspense

This horror movie life of mine
Survivor, only half the time it's getting too intense
Yeah I hear what you sayin but the talk is only cheap, it only works to your expense
Fit a piece into a puzzle and it fit like no other, now it's making sense
Now the plan turned to action, chemical reaction
Then get ready to commence

Full speed I'm headed, you in my way you get beheaded, you gas me up, I take unleaded, you take me out, naw I'm embedded, I'm rising up, now I'm lightheaded, yeah I said it

And I'll say it again
Just in case you didn't catch it all the first time
You always come out the best in the worst times
No regrets, only lessons, can't reverse time
I'm sorry

Sorry you can't change my destiny
Every time they just disclaim it, I just claim it
Yeah just know that that's for me

Tell me is you wit it
Tell me is you bout it now
Oh no I done did it
Can't do nothin bout it now
I can't let the world just take my peace
You know that I still own it, that's for me
Track Name: You Ain't Know
Why you look surprised you ain't know?
You can see it in my eyes you ain't know?
Yeah I'm known to memorize you ain't know?
Take notes and then memorize you ain't know?

Ima say this now boy It's never easy as they make it seem
Cause once the ball start rollin, you should know it's even harder trying to intervene
You got ahead but crossed the line, dawg you should of read them mugs in between
Some people just never grow up, that's a shame, I left the bs back in my teens

I mean I mean, I streak I shine, I rip I rhyme, I can't do time, I'm in my prime, I flip on chime,
I mean I'm so far off, ain't no range on me
it ain't nothin to gon and put my thang on it
So much confidence, might mess around and just sang on it

Yeah, I'm cookin whippin up on some limp biscuits I do it all for that nookie
I'm explorer but no Dora no swiping but I just took it
Small town or big city don't matter the gig just book it
Swear I just took off so fast, you still standing there lookin

Can't nobody do it better
Light on my feet like a feather
Chain round my neck so icy, sorry for inclement weather
You stealing my groove that's pathetic
I think it's bout get hectic
Things about to hectic

I need to know if you about it, not just sit around and talk about it, take a walk about it, contemplate on the fence about it, think it through but don't you doubt about it, this the real thing, I think it's time you found out about it, whatchu know about it? Tell me girl whatchu know about it
Ima tell you all about it
Cause you know that im all about bein bout it

Why you look surprised you ain't know?
You can see it in my eyes you ain't know?
Yeah I'm known to memorize you ain't know?
Take notes and then memorize you ain't know?

Man, It's been one helluva night
We goin home or goin hard until we all get it right
Haters lurking in the shadows so we all giving light
They wanna try to pull us down, well we put up a fight
Track Name: Paranoia
I'm Woke
My old self just went missing, got revoked
It's been bout 2 years since last we spoke
My words try to come out then I choke

Now I'm hearing voices in my head
I think I'm paranoid
It got me feeling paranoid
It's silent but I'm hearing noise
& there's no other way out

Tell my folks not to call
Tell my folks not to call
Tell them do not disturb
Something you ain't never heard
They ain't give me a choice
Had to go get what I deserve
Can't believe they had the nerve
Ace the test with no curve

I'm just lit off the jump
I have enough trouble wit me, why would I deal with the chumps
I never have time for the slumps
I set myself to destruct
No I wouldn't get too close
I think I'm about to erupt
& don't you dare interrupt

I mean what I say, I meant what I said
My brains on E so what's stopping me from blowing off your head
My mood swings swings swings, fighting back cause something that you said
Rumors are just like legs, I could care less what you spread

I been poppin pills, D12 seeing purple hills
Going MIA, MIA's the way I only deal
I'm enlightened by the violence, driven crazy by the silence
Black shroud thickening like smoke
But that doesn't cloud my vision cuz

I'm Woke
My old self just went missing, got revoked (got revoked)
It's been bout 2 years since last we spoke (we ain't talking now)
My words try to come out then I choke (choke!)

Now I'm hearing voices in my head
I think I'm paranoid
It got me feeling paranoid
It's silent but I'm hearing noise
& there's no other way out

I'm breaking and entering
Watch what you say to me
Make no confession
No, you can just pray for me
It got the best of me
Sick to my stomach
and I can't control it
Nightmares take over
I'm spinning & spinning
The pressure is building
Alone with my thoughts
I'm just tryna get out
And I'm getting burnt out
I start hallucinating
I need a distraction
Just take my attention like

Hold up, let me come back to my senses
What's up honestly none of your business
I got screws loose
And I dove in
Off the deep end
And it's no use
It's Night and day like Jekyll vs Mr Hyde, my own abuse

So I start to get numb to the feeling
Stare from my bunk to the ceiling
Lately I been going through it
Motivate me to get to it
Somebody say I'm not crazy
Somehow I pummeled below
I laugh it off as a joke
But I can't play around no more

I'm Woke
My old self just went missing, got revoked (got revoked)
It's been bout 2 years since last we spoke (we ain't talking now)
My words try to come out then I choke (choke!)

Now I'm hearing voices in my head
I think I'm paranoid
It got me feeling paranoid
It's silent but I'm hearing noise
& there's no other way out
Track Name: Limbo (The Enemy)
(I have you right where I want you. There is no escape.)

Time and time again
Round and rounds again
I'm lost then found again
Its getting tough to tough it out

Reporting to you straight from the underground
Every cry I try to make is unsound
Every message I done sent is unfound
Running out of options, quick someone pull me out now

What's the point of my sobriety, when ironically it adds to my anxiety
At least when under influence I don't worry bout being over influent or intuitive, I ain't new at this

Think I'm in a crisis but I might just be emo
Need a cure to my cancer, I'm just done with the chemo
Something wrong in my head, can't describe what I'm feelin
Despite what's on the outside, you don't know what I deal wit

Never felt more alone in my whole life,
Giving what's left, hoping I'm right
Crave radiance but I lack light
God in my right ear, devil on the left side

(Keep doing what you're doing. You're not happy. You're pathetic.)

(You know it to be true. Don't let them take your peace.)

Time and time again
Round and rounds again
I'm lost then found again
Its getting tough to tough it out

This ain't a pity party, believe it's the real deal
It's cold cruel world if you can't tell
My problems ain't like yours but I still have them
Do I do this myself or guided by the phantoms

Naw I ain't talkin bout ghost, I'm talking bout the hidden unavoidable voices you be trusting the most
Yeah I know we got a choice, but who's to stay that I been making them when I faking my way out through the noise

This repetition started to get the best of me
I go against the current, now I'm drowning in the depths of me
My failure predetermined, naw I can't accept that destiny
You causing my disharmony, I change that to my melody, my remedy

I could run and hide, Maybe I suppose
But even in demise, you have been exposed
Now my inner me knows who you are, so I can say you won't
Cause the enemy you know is better than the one you don't
Track Name: Get Me Thru
This has gone on longer than it was supposed to
Doing everything that I was so opposed to
I may not regret this, I've already said this, I need
Anything to get me through

Anything to get me through the times
Just to get a few things off my mind
Knowing fully that I'm not the kind
But I only think that half the time

And I don't mean to sound so redundant
Doing things that make you so reluctant
Only my emotions ain't cheap though
Playing games only with the cheat codes

Putting everything on hold for you
All it was was subtle substitute
You know the deal, don't take me for a fool
Treat myself, I'm takin more than two

& Even though it's hard to admit it
I knew you probably wouldn't get it
It's hard to get out once you in it

This has gone on longer than it was supposed to
Doing everything that I was so opposed to
I may not regret this, I've already said this, I need
Anything to get me through

So how bout you?
Track Name: The Tunnel
I wanna do better
I wanna do better
I wanna do better than
I wanna have better friends
I wanna do more for my brethren

Know that I'm with you
Situation sketchy, still smile for the picture
Different variations, still hold your position
Never met a nun but still down for you, sister

Know that's true
No, believe that's true
I need to have faith in everything I do
I wanna have the answers but I don't need to
The only way He move is if He move through you

Now what's my deal with commitment?
I swear I need assistance
It probably could've been if it wasn't for the distance
Had time but I spent it
Was it a waste?

Lately I been low down in my core zone
A battle with myself turned into a war zone
Yeah I'm known to be down-to-earth but I had to take a step back and take a look out from my ozone

Cause it's all about perspective
It's reflective
Built my team from the ground up we work collective
Can't let life pass me by, I intercept it
The first move for moving forward is just accept it

I might be feelin good now
I'm back up in my hood now
Only on occasion I make an appearance
Messing wit my blood I might end your existence

But I guess everything happens for a reason
I'm coming out the season
Even though everything ain't right, I just gotta keep my eye on the prize cuz

I'm seeing the light at the end of the tunnel
It's giving me life in the midst of the struggle
Keep giving me life

I wanna do it better, every letter that writing gotta meaning and it seeming like I got it, yeah I need it yeah I need it gimme life and I'll multiply and breed it, if you ever drop the ball best believe I'm gon retrieve it

Got my girl by side so you know that I'm finessing
Seem like life is always teachin so I'm always taking lessons
Keep on reaching keep on reaching cause I stay on top shelf
only challenge is myself cause I ain't like nobody else

And I'll leave it where found it, you ain't even gotta ask me
I do it all for the loyalty, I promise who you end up wit next can't match me
You a fool if you play wit me, they try to ride my wave and they all came crashing
I'm so unpredicatable
Only putting time into things everlasting, this feeling everlasting

Now I know I ain't the only one
When you feel like you the only one
It's gotta get better
Just know you ain't the only one
One more day to see the sun
It's gotta get better

Cause everything happens for a reason
I'm coming out the season
Even though everything ain't right, I just gotta keep my eye on the prize

I'm seeing the light at the end of the tunnel
It's giving me life in the midst of the struggle
Keep giving me life
Track Name: Ain't Nothin Changed
Dang, man, where do I begin
It's so hard to tell the future of us, let alone the end
spent a long time keeping things bottled up, trying keep my feelings for you bottled up, till got the courage full throttled up, give it all to you but it's not enough

Man, and I always ask you how you change my mind
Could never see out my peripheral, you popped up in my blind
Spot on, everything you sayin got me so sure of the unsure
Meet you at the door like an usher
Then I lead the way when it's obscure

And you make it so easy, touch me, rub me, kiss me, tease me
Even at times we have division, never lose vision that's within me
Trustin my instinct, it's so distinct, travel overseas but we stay linked
Layin on the beach with a bomb drink
Just met your brother, whatcha mom think

Irreplaceable, special breed
Unerasable in my memory
When I see you rise every blue moon
I could talk about it for centuries
so crazy, you know who you are, I ain't gotta say the name
You never get over it, you get through, but I think that I still feel the same

Let's just take a night ride, gone until sun rise
Always held you down even now
girl ain't nothin changed
I think it's pretty clear what you desire
I still got that fire
Still the same old story don't you worry
Naw ain't nothin changed

Remember that time we drove to Houston
Always doing things you wasn't used to
I even let you put your music on the Bluetooth
I held it down on the AUX cord and still do

Hitting my line past midnight
You know I come thru and lay right
And I be outside when you get off
Get up in my shuttle and lift off

I wanna go again to the water park
Sleep in, picnic at a lotta parks
Drive-in movie in the parking lot
I go in, you stay in the parking spot

We should be like Sean and Aiko
Collab on a jam like "I Know"
Livin the good life wit big rangs
Next guy can't do the same thangs

He can't, he can't relate
Just stay wit a real one, expose the fakes
They say if it's hard then it's worth the trouble
Well, it's worth a shot so I'm taking doubles

And I'm up to something, you know I'm planning
Finna get it get it, you my motivation
Away wit the lames, break my concentration
Live to inspire, that's my inspiration

Unbelievable, custom made
With a future this bright, it'll never fade
You got my attention, got my support
Know that I'm there, I'll come to your aid
It's insane, you know who you are,
I ain't even got repeat the line
I swear if even made it this far
Then I guess I'll take that as a sign

I'ma hold you down

Let's just take a night ride, gone until sun rise
Always held you down even now
girl ain't nothin changed
I think it's pretty clear what you desire
I still got that fire
Still the same old story don't you worry
Naw ain't nothin changed
Track Name: Blessed
This is your official anthem and some
Welcome to your life of blessings expansion
I just adopted a family from fandom
I got my all haters throwing a tantrum

Need to Get up get down
You need to Step back step down
Cause I'm on one, on one
I just got back up, can't back down
And now I'm stacked up, got cushion
Heard that's good for the pushin
Yes, the best is yet to come but it depends where you lookin

And yeah I been down, old news
Played out, old blues
Brand new report
Underlining bold moves
Might just kick it old school
I guess I'm think I'm so cool
On my way to the top
I guess I need a car pool

Yeah I'm trying to take ya with me
Blessings, they for everybody
Got my whole team wit me
And yeah that counts for everybody
I know they gon see me
Yeah that's gon be my favourite day
They need know who with me
He made a way, made my daylight

Okay now I remember those rainy days
Sing songs, they never wanna go away
Seems like I never got away
I was left with minimal words to say
Only minimum wage they pay
How I'm gon make it to another day
Tried so hard to be at my top
Need to stop get down on my knees pray

Now I'm way more richer than my treasury think
Cause I got million dollar ideas in my memory bank
And no I can't get too caught up with always bein the best
Cause if I'm doing what I love for a living then that's success

Oh yeah I'm blessed aye blessed aye
Much better than stress made
Never worry bout a thing
Cause He the King so checkmate
All praise to the most high
got that peace you can't buy
Shout out to my whole fam
My wavelength stay on hi-fi

There's way more where that came from
Blessings raining everyday
Detroit where I came from
Texas livin day-to-day
I know they gon see me
Yeah that's gon be my favourite day
They need know who wit me
He made a way, made my daylight