positive potential

from by John Rankin

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I'm confused, it's as simple as that
Did I just wake up, and am I really writing rap?
Or could it be a rhythmic cryptic conncoction
Of vocalistic emotional soul, mixed with a little bit of personal growth

I haven't always been this way, I used to not believe in myself everyday
But then I looked in the mirror in vain, for something better in myself
To stop the pain, and accept my fate

I'm not preaching, I'm staying alive
My heartache is what drives me, deep inside
To become a better person, whose not hurting other's lives
I wanna be the positive potential in your life

Here we go, here's my dream and there's my soul
You're so beautiful, but you must believe it on your own.

I'm confused but I will not give up
Haven't lost a battle, I just need to give a fuck
And keep trying to live every amazing moment of life
Without missing out on limited moments of your time

I'm not pretending to know I figured it own
But something in the reminder helps me out
And, I hope it helps you too
Remember the reason you're alive
Whatever that may be, keep the dream alive

I'm not preaching, I'm staying alive
My heartache is what drives me, deep inside
To become a better person, whose not hurting other's lives
I wanna be the positive potential in your life

Here we go, here's my dream (sleeve) and there's my soul
You're so beautiful, but you must believe it on your own.

You are so beautiful

credits

from john & the motive, released May 31, 2016
Music & lyrics by John Rankin.
Produced by John Rankin.
Mastered by Nick Moon at Tone Proper Mastering.
Engineered by Matt Greco & John Rankin.
Mixed by Matt Greco at The Rye Room.
Recorded at Dead Aunt Thelma's, Rhythm Productions Studios & Big Pink.

John Rankin: vocals, guitar, piano, synths & programming
Jackson Conrad: bass, drums & percussion

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John Rankin Portland, Oregon

John frequently uses a looper to mix violin, guitar, beats, and vocal harmonies throughout his live shows. He has opened for John Legend, been named Best Performance of the Year by the WestCoast Songwriters NW Chapter, and played over 250 shows in the past three years. He likes playing music in his kitchen and leaving his phone at home. ... more

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