Loyal

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    ARCHETEXTURE (DVD):
    1. Intro 2. The New Mold 3. Seeds of Sound 4 . Overture 5. Archetype 6. Masochist 7. Let's Go 8. Disappointed 9. Loyal 10. Porcelain 11. Issawn 12.Quotables 13. Politics 14. Pervert 15. Heavyweight 16. Children 17. Case Closed 18. Gathered 19. Looking Left
    20. End Credits

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    1. Spanish Song 2. Basix (w/ PackFM) 3. Disappointed

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lyrics

From “Archetype”
Written by: Tonedeff
Produced by: Kno
©2005 QN5 Music (ASCAP)

V1 (16)
Have you ever been betrayed? That shit’s the worst hit of pain/
When somebody you loved can’t look you in your face/
And have you ever had your heart torn out by somebody you thought was your friend/
And now your trust is worn down or bought to an end/
No pardons can mend it, when you’re darkened within/
Fuck cause & effect, it’s a hard fate to take and your reasons don’t soften the sin/
Your dogs can bark for you, but you gotta watch when you argue/
Cause dogs will bite and snarl at you, just to remind you they’re harmful/
I feel awful, I’m a mental case, shattered to pieces and I’ve got a palm full/
Past law school and beyond console/
Cause you’ve crossed the bar with me, farther than I’ve ever thought possible/
My choice is now mandatory and not optional/
Don’t ever speak another sentence to me, ever mention me/
I don’t exist, convince yourself you invented me/
You’ve committed the crime of the century/
And just cause loyalty ain’t a trait you possess, Don’t think that I’ll lessen the penalty.

V2 (24)
What’s your name again? I know, I knew it 2 seconds ago/
But, I don’t recognize this 2nd face, though with the 1st it’s identical/
You were the type that I put on a pedestal. Your acts were commendable/
But the bond of friendship isn’t impenetrable/
And inevitably the blunt force of ego proved lethal/
To a good person forced to wallow in the shit of evil people/
Fundamentally filled with avarice, a cheat from the soul/
Spending their lives to make sure that you ain’t achieving your goals/
Unreasonable kings that want to see you jump through rings of fire
For their own amusement, holding nooses – hoping trees are higher/
So abusive towards you that truce just doesn’t seem required/
Cause, why play the game? When you can make the other team retire/
Strings are tirelessly pulled in your favor as you play the rumor creator,
Twisting words till they sound like statements you made up/
With a big grin you soak it all in, as former friends/
Go face to face with contradicting convictions/
Plots are thickening, cause you pitched in. You feel important, now?/
Must’ve been high as a kite from snorting clouds/
Sorta proud of yourself, and the way that you hold ya ground/
Distastefully wore the shroud, how’s it feel to have puppets to order ‘round/
But I saw through you, even before I found
How you would say ‘no, beef’, give me dap, and hit me with a quarter-pound/
Your loyalty’s watered down, Bottled with a squirt cap/
But When the drama popped off, where the fuck were you to plug the cork back?

V3 (16)
Men are as harsh, as women are vindictive/
Picking apart minutiae, On some bitch shit, kids all in your business/
Forget honesty, nowadays you’ll be lucky find that quality/
In a drama oddessy where cats never react responsibly/
And I’m jostling with haters, hypocrites and hypochondriacs/
Abolishing their dated ignorance and fighting copycats/
and If I don’t give my patience a rest/
I’ll prolly take my anger to death, complaining about some pain in my chest/
Aged and distressed, thinking ‘bout who just fucked me over – 20 years ago/
Amazing how pricks can miss your skin, yet pierce your soul/
But where’s the line at? Like where does loyalty appear to fold/
And what do you OWE someone and just WHAT do you feel your owed/
But yo, you know when you’ve been done wrong, that numb calm,
A breech in the moral code’s eternally portable/
The moral of the story’s old even if it’s poorly told/
Beware of cats that straddle fences like the chain-link rodeo.

Chorus:
I love you in a place where there’s no space in time (And that’s forever right?)
I love you for my life – you are a friend of mine (Only second to family)
I love you in a place where there’s no space in time (Who really got your back)
I love you for my life – you are a friend of mine (How loyal are your friends, y’all?)

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from Archetype, released April 5, 2005
Produced by: Kno // Written by: Tonedeff

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