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作詞:葛仲珊   作曲:葛仲珊

Cookin' Soul

I make music for a livin
Work with what I’m given
Never settin limits
Representin for da women
See they look at me and see
Some kind of oddity or freak
But what they really don’t see
Is I’m just tryin to be me
Without the judgments, repugnance
Just doing what I love and
Not tryin to be a slave to the opinions of the public (nah)
My whole life I’ve struggled to be free
And now that I’m grown I could finally be me ya know?
So nod your head back if ya feel this
Real always recognize realness
A lot of people dwell on your appearance
But never know the struggles that you deal with
From the bottom, rose to the top
Cooked some hip hop in along with the pot
Turned this raw stock into a meal
Started from scratch like - Grandwizard Theo

Yea we started from scratch
Started from scratch
Started from scratch
Now look where we at
Yea we started from scratch
Started from scratch
Started from scratch
And we ain’t never lookin back
Yea we started from scratch
Started from scratch
Started from scratch
Now look where we at
Yea we started from scratch
Started from scratch
Started from scratch
And we ain’t never lookin back

Whether past or in the present
My style is independent
Of anything that’s trending
Never-ending like a legend
Got the recipe, my destiny’s
To give the world the best of me
That’s why these people I don’t even know all invest in me
In my own league, can’t define me
Rap, sing, and song-write in English and Chinese
It’s the valedictorian right here
Always been first, that’s why they call me a pioneer (ya know)
Started from the bottom didn’t know much
Now I’m coppin cribs like a grown up
See my face big on a tour bus
Hittin every city that they show love
What? Just doing what I do best
Nah and we ain’t following no rubric
Pour my soul into the movement
So even when I’m gone, still live thru the music

Yea we started from scratch
Started from scratch
Started from scratch
Now look where we at
Yea we started from scratch
Started from scratch
Started from scratch
And we ain’t never lookin back
Yea we started from scratch
Started from scratch
Started from scratch
Now look where we at
Yea we started from scratch
Started from scratch
Started from scratch
And we ain’t never lookin back

Tell the DJ hit the repeat when they see me
Neighborhood squad out bumpin my CD
What a feelin, cuz none of it was easy
Parents barely had enough dough to even feed me
So I learned to grind hard from a young age
Told myself I’d be star - one day
You could see me on the news front page
Cuz I refuse to live a life that’s mundane
Born and raised, NYC – Queens
Where kings go to find a queen
And dreams can turn into a million things
But fame ain’t nothing like it really seems
Foreal, that’s why I stay true and I don’t do
Anything that don’t feed my soul food
Follow in their shoes like a broke fool
And now I get to let the world know what I know too

Yea we started from scratch
Started from scratch
Started from scratch
Now look where we at
Yea we started from scratch
Started from scratch
Started from scratch
And we ain’t never lookin back
Yea we started from scratch
Started from scratch
Started from scratch
Now look where we at
Yea we started from scratch
Started from scratch
Started from scratch
And we ain’t never lookin back