Remixes Vol. 1

by Matt Dyer

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This release features remixes to Jay-Z's "Lost Ones" and Joe Budden's "Just To Be Different".

Stay tuned for Volume 2!

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released December 29, 2010

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Matt Dyer Algonquin, Illinois

Hip-hops' most unknown perfectionist/procrastinator.

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Track Name: Lost Ones (Remix)
(Verse)
The pain, I’m done tryna brace for it
Instead of glancin’ sideways, I’ma face it straight-forward
I’m at the end of my rope, may as well be a noose
Every time I have something, I have nothing to lose
When my emotions ring true, they’re only discussed with a few
It’d be easier if I wasn’t such a sucker, a fool
And with every passing moment, the decision’s tougher to choose
It all ends the same regardless, makes me wonder what’s the use
For all the progress, I may as well be stuck on the roof
So it’s time to tighten the belt, tuck the cuffs in the boots
And march onward solitary, the same as it ever was
Can’t help but wonder if I’d be sane if I never loved
But I blame the losses more so for the hurt that I suffer
As these tears stream, I watch as the dirt’s turnin’ muddier
Phone’s off the hook apparently, cuz I can’t call it
Every time I see the shortest hill, it’s the mountain that’s tallest
But there’s
No point in goin’ on about it stressin’
I’ma be bald eventually, shouldn’t pull this hair
Didn’t know the mind was such a formidable weapon
As I sit and wonder, why should I care?
C’mon

(Chorus)
Lose one, let go to get one
Left one, lose some to win some (You lost one)
Story of a champion, sorry I'm a champion
You lost one

(Verse)
I was bitter for a moment but then I witnessed the clarity
Lookin’ at the past, saddened and the pictures are scarin’ me
I’ve done all that I can, my gears have been grinded and stripped
I shut down for a bit, my mind was confined to a crypt
I guess that time itself can heal and act as a reincarnate
Preparin’ for the worst even when things are seemin’ harmless
I’m a diamond in the rough, that’s the shine that I harness
Hand-built from the basics, now I’m applyin’ a layer of varnish
And for all the flaws that are embedded, I’m feelin’ some pride
Rediscoverin’ my path and peelin’ layers aside
From this point on out, I’ll always know that I’m damaged
And I can choose to hide it or suck it up, embrace the rebrandin’
Cuz in life, things rarely go exactly the way I’ve planned ‘em
And it’s up to me and me alone to fall or continue standin’
Gettin’ fucked-up from each blow but eventually, winds shift
It’s all I can hope to be at the helm instead of workin’ at midship

(Chorus)
Lose one, let go to get one
Left one, lose some to win some (You lost one)
Story of a champion, sorry I'm a champion
You lost one
Track Name: Just To Be Different (Remix)
(Chorus - Shinedown Sample)
I feel like there is no need for conversation
I wonder if the things I did were just to be different
I would rather reveal myself than my situation
I wonder if the things I did were just to be different

(Verse)
I look in the mirror every morning to witness it shatter
Life’s whiskin’ me away while it’s mixin’ the batter
I’m tryin’ to be clean-shaven as I thicken the lather
But at the end of the day, none of these differences matter
I can change outside conditions but the inside stays consistent
The central air system combatin’ the stove in the kitchen
Life’s hard right now, perhaps my past soul was a victim
Or this is reincarnation and it’s right that Karma is kickin’
Maybe it’s simpler than that, it could be that I’m just a chicken
Too scared to change for the better even when the clothes fittin’
I’m on a slippery slope like Michael Jackson’s nose missin’
I make this shit for me, none of ya’ll ‘sposed to listen
But you tell enough people you rap, it’s gon’ be exposed
The feeling isn’t tangible, but damn, it’s as close to home
As I’ve ever felt even when I’m sleepin’ and shittin’ in it
It’s my only escape and the real world is a prison sentence

(Chorus - Shinedown Sample)
I feel like there is no need for conversation
I wonder if the things I did were just to be different
I would rather reveal myself than my situation
I wonder if the things I did were just to be different

(Verse)
I can never tell what the Hell makes the beat and my mind meld
They told me to read’ ‘em, but I don’t see what the signs spell
I’m on my new shit while ya’ll just repeats of Seinfeld
No diss to Wale, it’s just the way that the rhyme felt
And feelin’ rhymes keeps me runnin’, it’s my timin’ belt
For once in my life, Destiny, Fate, and the right time fell
Into synchrony and gave me an outlet to believe in me
When all the other shit around me seemed to be deceiving me
Forcin’ me to grow older than my age required ratin’
Trials and tribulations jump-started the maturation
Positive and negative, the battery they hook up to
Wasn’t nothin’ more to me than the rappers that I look up to
I’m well-aware that my relationship is sick and parasitic
When other rappers is gassed up on shit like fillin’ Civics
This is what I’m livin’, Earth, Heaven and Hell as the witnesses
I’ll never sacrifice my identity over some business shit

(Chorus - Shinedown Sample)
I feel like there is no need for conversation
I wonder if the things I did were just to be different
I would rather reveal myself than my situation
I wonder if the things I did were just to be different

(Verse)
I breathe for it, my motherfuckin’ heart is beatin’ for it
I’ll take my licks, laid out on the floor, bleedin’ for it
I’m abnormal, and I know bein’ a poet isn’t viable
But this music’s like my diary, to me, this shit is vital
There’s things that stay important always, I’m prioritized
But when I’m zonin’ out to beats, it might seem skewed in your eyes
Most days I got nothin’ to fuck, so I make love to the page
Put my pen on it slowly, increase the pace until the ink sprays
No protection, I’m proud of the rhymes my mind has birthed
Accidental, but it lets me make the best of my time on Earth
What’s a vagina worth, they don’t feel as good as a dime verse
Perfect 10, ay, I love pussy but understand that the rhyme’s first
Even when I’m pissed at music, the love is unconditional
It’s all real, no subliminal, the feelin’ isn’t near to fickle
I know I’m far from perfect, I’m just tryin’ to go the miles
Journey in my own mind, hopin’ the trip is worthwhile

(Chorus - Shinedown Sample)
I feel like there is no need for conversation
I wonder if the things I did were just to be different
I would rather reveal myself than my situation
I wonder if the things I did were just to be different