Aquarius (Single)

by Forefeather

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Aquarius is the third single, as well as the fifth track from the album 3Rhythms, released on December 28th, 2014.

3Rhythms is an album inspired by and built with sounds from a trip to India, as part of a collaborative multimedia project with Summer HB.

More information on 3Rhythms the album and project: www.forefeather.com/3rhythms.html

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released December 23, 2014

Written by Forefeather
Performed and recorded by Forefeather at BVLC studio.
Mixed and mastered by Wesley Opus.
Environment and dialogue samples featuring our tour guide Sunil Singh Rana recorded by Forefeather in Bhimtal, Uttarakhand, India.

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Dedicated to infusing hip-hop with the art and practice of skillful living, Forefeather creates conscious rap music that is danceable, mindfulness-oriented, and celebratory of hip-hop’s lush history.

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Track Name: Aquarius
(Old Indian music plays)
(Transit sounds)
(Sunil singing in Hindi)

(Sunil)
Means... you put all secrets in a letter, and you kept it open.

(Forefeather)
So this one is to the beautiful aquarius I briefly was acquainted with when I was out east, learning to breathe.
And I know the universe's tendency is towards magnificence, but I'm not quite sure if you live in the same one as me.
I did the best that I could manage in the moment that I wrote you those letters to be candid, and authentically myself,
But I'm a little bitty kitten in the vestige of a lion compared to someone like you if you couldn't already tell.
Yeah, I know I probably said way too much, and I know that words are fleeting.
I probably made you up to be like some product of my dreams.
(And I know that's really not fair to you but-)
And it's ridiculous I know but even so you must have felt that though.
Even the very few words that we exchanged were visceral.
I believe souls can communicate on another level, and so maybe this is mine trying to talk to you from in between-

All that could be,
And what I can see,
In mind's eye,
But you're so far away.
You're so far away.
You're so far away.
You're so far away.

(Alright alright...)

See, you're too far away to be my baby,
But I won't give up on you, no.
I'll reread this letter that you wrote-
Until I receive another one.
If I spend the rest of my life waiting,
I won't have wasted it at all.
'Cause I don't know why, but I know,
That I've found one worth waiting for.

Like I said, I don't even understand why I'm one-hundred percent certain that it's worth it for me to wait up like this.
I know it's crazy, or even ridiculous for me to be waiting this long on something that's as intangible as love is.
But I'm a pretty patient man,
So I'mma just keep chillin' and waiting, and listening.
'Cause even if there doesn't seem a legitimate reason to you for all this patience, I promise that we'll make one.
It takes one moment for somebody to float in to your life and soften your heart open.
And maybe I'm a fool, setting himself up again to get broken, but I'mma hope that mine never closes again.
'Cause I'm a rider. Surfin' on the waves of every emotion they tried to tell me's gonna hurt me.
And you can take it or leave it, but I'll be here to stay, fully confident and comfortable in my vulnerability.

Between all that could be,
And everything a mind's eye can see.
Between the two of us, I know it's alright.
It's okay. I'll either be here waiting,
Or maybe you'll have gotten back to me.
Between all that could be,
And everything a mind's eye can see.
Between the two of us, I know it's alright.
It's okay. I'll either be here waiting,
Or maybe you'll have gotten back to me.

'Cause you're too fay away to be my baby,
But I won't give up on you, no.
...Reread this letter that you wrote-
Until I receive another one.
If I spend the rest of my life waiting,
I won't have wasted it at all.
'Cause I don't know why, but I know,
That I've found one worth waiting for.

If I've found one worth waiting for...
If I've found one worth waiting for...
If I found one worth waiting for...
Have I found one worth waiting for?
If I've found one worth waiting for...
If I've found somebody worth waiting for...
If I've found somebody worth waiting for...

(Sunil)
My first crush was in class nine.
I saw a girl and I got mad.
(Laughter)
(Zac)
You went CRAZY!
(Summer)
Did she talk to you first? Or...?
(Zac)
What happened?
Did it go well?
(Sunil)
That was totally different thing.
That was the first time. I was so afraid to talk to her.
Uhh... for one year, I just saw her from a distance.
I would just go there... "oh my god!!"
(Laughter)
So after one year I proposed a, like, I want to be friends, or something.
(Summer)
And?
(Sunil)
And that was something...
I don't know, I didn't know anything about love, so...
And I was so scared of her.
I mean, we became friends, but it was just like, I could not speak to her.
I was like "Oh what should I say? What should I..." I mean discuss, or whatsoever.
So... tenth, was there after eleventh, and then after than, it was nothing then.
(Summer)
Nothing happened?
(Sunil)
Yeah...
(Zac)
Aww.
The one that got away...
Track Name: The Vulnerability Project (Aquarius B-Side)
D'ohh no...
(Muttering)

So let's talk about love, right?
Let's talk about this thing that’s always tangling all of us up in these problems,
I mean, well, problems?
Well, maybe not "problems".
Yeah, I guess I shouldn’t project that assumption on everyone.
Like, umm, maybe y’all ain’t never run into the difficulties I’ve been encountering since a lil young pigeon,
Stricken early with the syndrome.
Yes'm, I've been addicted to love since I learned how to function.

And I’m the type that might decide my intuition’s got a better idea for me to craft a life I’m trying to live in-
Than anything I’ve ever been told that I should believe in.
So you can keep your two cents, sucka, I’m funna be leaving.
Me and lady libra got plans this whole damn weekend.
So have fun kickin' it here by yourself with your "feelings".

Yup, go and keep 'em all boxed up and stuff.
Cause lawd knows emotions can be so dangerous.
Uh-huh, it’s like, seriously rough, right?
Being vulnerable to another human being?

But yo, check it out right quick, here’s the thing,
Imagine if we all just gave ourselves permission-
To live out loud without building ceilings-
To keep us all boxed in and afraid.
Put up a wing, y’all.

So if you’re on your way, don’t get caught in the maze.
It’s always easy to forget them wings when everybody’s so afraid of the sky.
Can you believe way back when, there was a day - before feathers - that our limbs were all covered in flesh?
But I’m here to remind you that you’ve got this.
We’ve got this.
Y’all got this.

So if you’re on your way and need back-up, just call me.
It’s always easy to forget them wings when everybody’s so afraid of the sky.
Can you believe way back when, there was a day - before feathers - that our limbs were all covered in flesh?
But I’m here to remind you that you’ve got this.
We’ve got this.
Y’all got this.

You see, I’ve got this affliction.
I’ve got a love addiction.
I’m a serial crusher, and I’m in love again.
See she’s a pisces, and I wanna be everything that she’s swimming in-
But now I’m worried, cause I remember falling for that aquarian.
I’m like "Damn, Zac! Why you gotta be like that?
Fallin so completely at the drop of a hat?"
It’s like, "Can that, even be legitimate?
When every time you turn around another one be like-"
(SMACK)
Ow.

But yo, gimme a moment of music for me to articulate how I be feeling because I believe it is really something real.
I’m just somebody with a whole lot of romantic energy for somebody special, and I be really feelin it when I think she might be right here.
I might fear opening my heart up to another, since I’ve already been broken enough to know my capacity to suffer is significantly larger than ideal, but why would I want to live if I wasn’t here to feel?

(Y'all know what I mean?)
(Sometimes you gotta get into your feelings, right?)
(Don't get caught in the maze, it's all gucci.)

So if you’re on your way, don’t get caught in the maze.
It’s always easy to forget them wings when everybody’s so afraid of the sky.
Can you believe way back when, there was a day - before feathers - that our limbs were all covered in flesh?
But I’m here to remind you that you’ve got this.
We’ve got this.
Y’all got this.

(We've got this. You've got this. Y'all got this. Aww yeah. We got it. It's all gravy.)
(You see that. We've got the whole thing. Wrapped up. Gimme dat.)
(Bruh. We g-g-g-g-got it.)

Would you believe way back when, there was a day - before feathers - that our limbs were all covered in flesh?
But I’m here to remind you that you’ve got this.
We’ve got this.
Y’all got this.

(Alright alright baby I've got this, you've got this. We've got this.)

So if you’re on your way and need back-up, just call me.
It’s always easy to forget them wings when everybody’s so afraid of the sky.
Can you believe way back when, there was a day - before feathers - that our limbs were all covered in flesh?
Now I’m here to remind you that you’ve got this.
We’ve got this.
Y’all got this.
Y'all got this, y'all got this. Yeah.
(Nah, me neither. I was like "What? What are you talkin about?")
(Before Feathers?)
(Chirp chirp chirp)
What?
Aw we got it, baby. Don't even worry bout it.
(Baroque rococo.)
(Chirp.)