SilencioBarnes https://silenciobarnes.net SilencioBarnes - Writer, Poet, Lyricist, Philosopher Mon, 09 Dec 2019 11:17:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3 https://i1.wp.com/silenciobarnes.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/cropped-sb-logo.jpg?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 SilencioBarnes https://silenciobarnes.net 32 32 SilencioBarnes - Writer, Poet, Lyricist, Philosopher SilencioBarnes SilencioBarnes - Writer, Poet, Lyricist, Philosopher SilencioBarnes https://silenciobarnes.net/wp-content/plugins/powerpress/rss_default.jpg https://silenciobarnes.net TV-G 100525399 Amongst the Satyrs https://silenciobarnes.net/music/amongst-the-satyrs/ Sun, 21 Apr 2013 09:08:33 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=4736 https://silenciobarnes.net/music/amongst-the-satyrs/#respond https://silenciobarnes.net/music/amongst-the-satyrs/feed/ 0 <p>Amongst the Satyrs This rap music track started as an impromptu text freestyle on Facebook last year – It came after a long time of me not writing anything new and I was a little surprised by it. The rhyme scheme and patterns were not typical of me, most notably repeated rhymes (something I always hated!). But I found that this style is what came out of me naturally…I suppose I’ve changed. I like this track because of the way it’s worded. The style of it has carried over to everything I’ve written since. As usual, I can’t really speak […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net/music/amongst-the-satyrs/">Amongst the Satyrs</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net">SilencioBarnes</a>.</p> Amongst the Satyrs This rap music track started as an impromptu text freestyle on Facebook last year – It came after a long time of me not writing anything new and I was a little surprised by it. The rhyme scheme and patterns were not typical of me, Amongst the Satyrs

This rap music track started as an impromptu text freestyle on Facebook last year – It came after a long time of me not writing anything new and I was a little surprised by it. The rhyme scheme and patterns were not typical of me, most notably repeated rhymes (something I always hated!). But I found that this style is what came out of me naturally…I suppose I’ve changed.
I like this track because of the way it’s worded. The style of it has carried over to everything I’ve written since. As usual, I can’t really speak for the mixing or the mastering…if you can make it sound better, PLEASE, do so!
This is also the song that launched the tiny bit of love that I now get on SoundCloud. It got a few people interested in my other songs. I forgot whose beat it is that I’m rhyming over. One of those industry dudes, I’m sure you probably know better than me. When I remember, I’ll update the post.
Lyrics for “Amongst the Satyrs”
When it comes to this I’m sick – throwing up bars
I’m the shit and the piss that you find behind bars – that’s nasty
Like old pornograph stars
I’m the chase D’s hate, ca-ca-calling all cars
I’m calling all gods, to bear witness as I spit it
Dismiss em with regards
Realign your recall, when you gifted by my vision
Redefine the rewards
Realign then reform
These songs turn Mensa members retard
I got hammers for thick domes, the lyrics so unerring
Split thighs with these poems
Competition caught the vapors
The wind blew unexpected now I’m chasing after paper
Harvester and maker
Iller than a cancer victim cursing his creator (Damn you God!)
This ain’t a caped crusader caper
Life don’t show me love so it’s on my list of haters
The light ain’t on my side so it’s on my list of traitors
My wings don’t get me high so I walk amongst the satyrs
— Give me the cake, you can keep the cream
I stand alone, I don’t need a team
I’m a standing stone nobody backing me
I’m a Superman without the Justice League
To set it off properly, I vandalize your property
I’m sending in the young gods, tell em it’s a shopping spree
— You forget I’m from the old guard, true indeed
Hanging in your front yard like a willow tree
I’m still the better the man how could you not agree
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"Our" Sacrifice https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/poetry/our-sacrifice/ Sat, 23 Feb 2013 21:18:54 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=4713 https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/poetry/our-sacrifice/#respond https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/poetry/our-sacrifice/feed/ 0 <p>“Our” Sacrifice poetry by Silencio Barnes She demanded that I cut open my shell and let drip my burning soul onto her frigid altar The steam, she said, that arises from such a conflagration would rekindle that imaginary, burning, thing that we thought we had lost so long ago She hands me the knife, for no sacrifice is sacred unless done by one’s own hand We both held our breath as I raised the blade to Our neck And once again, as before the sharp edge pierces only her And she bleeds And I, with impassive serenity, walk away, as […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/poetry/our-sacrifice/">"Our" Sacrifice</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net">SilencioBarnes</a>.</p> “Our” Sacrifice poetry by Silencio Barnes She demanded that I cut open my shell and let drip my burning soul onto her frigid altar The steam, she said, that arises from such a conflagration would rekindle that imaginary, burning,
“Our” Sacrifice
poetry by Silencio Barnes
She demanded that I cut open my shell
and let drip my burning soul
onto her frigid altar
The steam, she said, that arises
from such a conflagration
would rekindle that imaginary, burning, thing
that we thought we had lost
so long ago
She hands me the knife,
for no sacrifice is sacred
unless done by one’s own hand
We both held our breath
as I raised the blade to Our neck
And once again, as before
the sharp edge pierces only her
And she bleeds
And I, with impassive serenity,
walk away, as I have before
to leave her (bleeding out)
Her wounds will heal,
though I will provide no aide
So the scars: puckered, pulsating and fierce
shall remain
She will live, that we may play
this game, once again
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SB Retro: Balancing My Essence (StreetsTurnRed) https://silenciobarnes.net/music/sb-retro-balancing-my-essence-streetsturnred/ Sun, 27 Jan 2013 09:58:13 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=3626 https://silenciobarnes.net/music/sb-retro-balancing-my-essence-streetsturnred/#respond https://silenciobarnes.net/music/sb-retro-balancing-my-essence-streetsturnred/feed/ 0 <p>This retro track is really a mashup of two different little freestyles of mines. I broke em up and changed/rewrote four bars into a chorus. As usual, my language, especially in the first verse, should be your biggest clue that this is indeed an old track 🙂 As far as my rap music goes, this tracks has more of a hood feel to it. You know, that mix of gunspeak, braggadocio and that all important dash of ignorance 🙂 The beat has changed a few times as I was never quite satisfied with how it sounded. I eventually settled on […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net/music/sb-retro-balancing-my-essence-streetsturnred/">SB Retro: Balancing My Essence (StreetsTurnRed)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net">SilencioBarnes</a>.</p> This retro track is really a mashup of two different little freestyles of mines. I broke em up and changed/rewrote four bars into a chorus. As usual, my language, especially in the first verse, should be your biggest clue that this is indeed an old tra... retro track is really a mashup of two different little freestyles of mines. I broke em up and changed/rewrote four bars into a chorus. As usual, my language, especially in the first verse, should be your biggest clue that this is indeed an old track 🙂 As far as my rap music goes, this tracks has more of a hood feel to it. You know, that mix of gunspeak, braggadocio and that all important dash of ignorance 🙂

The beat has changed a few times as I was never quite satisfied with how it sounded. I eventually settled on this Kanye West beat from his song We Major (feat Nas) off of his Late Registration album. There’s just something magical about the beat to me. And Kanye killed it (see video below:) — I also added some links to the instrumental itself on youtube at the end of this post.

Lyrics to “Balancing My Essence”
Streets turn red, newly dead blood staining the earth
Me and the glock newly wed, honey moon on your turf
And when we pump seed is spread, unto death she gives birth
Once on the block now the feds keeping niggas dispersed
White chalk outlining where your feelings was hurt
You not hard stop trying you should try on a skirt
I’ll give you bras and some panties put you pussies to work
Get that money, bring it back before I put you in dirt
Grown men out here acting like some women that flirt
With any shovel that’ll digga em just to water they thirst
They all bitches, turn to kittens when the beast on the lurk
I’ll click it and I’ll clack it leave your features reversed
And y’all ain’t getting what I’m spending y’all get money in spurts
And I ain’t giving what I’m getting I ain’t being coerced
I got a mind of my own so keep your mind on your own
And keep your eyes off the throne cause I’ll be seated there first
Balancing my essence to show you my luminescence
Mind equals weapon, protects me from evil blessings
Blow smoke into the nexus, contestants, they shouldn’t test it
Immaculate conception kills all of your second guessing
In less than three seconds I can load and split bastards
Fatal kiss tragic, bomb my tag on your casket
My rap elastic, stretch, covers ears like plastic
Keeps the freshness sealed in your thoughts when I rap it
Fuck ya weak production, built in automatic function
I transform with arm and gat conjunction
Keep the cannon tucked in
The gun bust leaden tears for those lost and hopeless, the barrel is the focus
The barrel is the focus, no matter what the choice is you made it when you spoke it
So take it like a man when those choices leave you choking
Leave you bleeding where you stand but you don’t really need to know this
Do you really need a notice? Back down or get clapped
Back up and refocus
Man up or be found man down with two open
Wounds, one head, one heart, and so broken
Balancing my essence to show you my luminescence
Mind equals weapon, protects me from evil blessings
Blow smoke into the nexus, contestants, they shouldn’t test it
Immaculate conception kills all of your second guessing


For More SB Retro Tracks, check out these links:

* SB Retro: New Old Music by SilencioBarnes
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SB Retro: Vagrant Story – PlaceWhereYouDie https://silenciobarnes.net/music/sb-retro-vagrant-story-placewhereyoudie/ Fri, 25 Jan 2013 12:05:08 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=3609 https://silenciobarnes.net/music/sb-retro-vagrant-story-placewhereyoudie/#comments https://silenciobarnes.net/music/sb-retro-vagrant-story-placewhereyoudie/feed/ 1 <p>Vagrant Story (Place Where You Die) SB Retro: Vagrant Story (PlaceWhereYouDie) by SilencioBarnes Rap and Hip Hop Music by SilencioBarnes – unsorted and various About Vagrant Story (Place Where You Die) Yup, another old retro track. Vagrant Story is yet another song about the hood…more or less 🙂 As far as any of my rap music goes, you can tell this one is old just by the language I use. I recorded to the beat of the Money, Cash, Hoes song by Jay-Z (featuring DMX and produced by Swizz Beats) from his Hard Knock Life album. The title comes from an […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net/music/sb-retro-vagrant-story-placewhereyoudie/">SB Retro: Vagrant Story – PlaceWhereYouDie</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net">SilencioBarnes</a>.</p> Vagrant Story (Place Where You Die) SB Retro: Vagrant Story (PlaceWhereYouDie) by SilencioBarnes Rap and Hip Hop Music by SilencioBarnes – unsorted and various About Vagrant Story (Place Where You Die) Yup, another old retro track.
Vagrant Story (Place Where You Die)

SB Retro: Vagrant Story (PlaceWhereYouDie) by SilencioBarnes
Rap and Hip Hop Music by SilencioBarnes – unsorted and various


About Vagrant Story (Place Where You Die)
Yup, another old retro track. Vagrant Story is yet another song about the hood…more or less 🙂 As far as any of my rap music goes, you can tell this one is old just by the language I use. I recorded to the beat of the Money, Cash, Hoes song by Jay-Z (featuring DMX and produced by Swizz Beats) from his Hard Knock Life album. The title comes from an old Playstation RPG of the same name.
My favorite part of this track? The first 4 bars of the second verse. Mainly because they are lyrics I added/rewrote recently to fill out the verse. They let me know that my style and way of thinking is vastly different than when I originally wrote this song — “You can look for the answers, through the hood’s many layers, to who’s to blame for this game that turned us all into players. And you’ll find that the answers come in too many flavors. Shrug ya shoulders and move on cuz the answers can’t save us.”
Lyrics for Vagrant Story (Place Where You Die)
I pray to the lord, but I don’t follow the faith
I hate swine, I push they fuckin brains outta they face
I’m from the ville, full warfare, 11 paces
Arm ya castles, the siege take place, alert ya masons
It’s the basics, they gonna hate until you make it
We speak ghetto language, trapped in the gutter’s matrix
Corrupt bangers, beware of danger, gunslinger with the anger
You meet your makers, die over papers
Or burn in hell, rapture, my presence is felt
You talking to a legend nigga pardon yourself
I desire wealth, end your health, make you sick of the lead
No dying in bed, throw the dirt over your head
Drown in your grave, swim nigga pound against waves
Make you a slave – to the flow, follow it’s ways
Swallow the gauge, my minds a trap stuck in a maze
Track runners need to stick to they place, or stay out the race
The place where you die —
Kids run wild no tears in they eyes, no fear for they lives
They play in the dark where the sun don’t shine
A passion for crime and a lust to survive — the place where you die
The place where you die —
Kids run wild no tears in they eyes, no fear for they lives
They play in the dark where the sun don’t shine
A passion for crime and a lust to survive — the place where you die
You can look for the answer through the hood’s many layers
To who’s to blame for this game that turned us all into players
And you’ll find that the answer comes in too many flavors
Shrug ya shoulders and move on cuz the answers can’t save us
Everyday till this world is over, fuck being sober
Can’t take the pain, cock the folder, death of a soldier
I think like I’m playing poker, skin color mocha
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SB Retro: FeelinDaHigh https://silenciobarnes.net/music/sb-retro-feelindahigh/ Wed, 23 Jan 2013 11:35:37 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=3607 https://silenciobarnes.net/music/sb-retro-feelindahigh/#comments https://silenciobarnes.net/music/sb-retro-feelindahigh/feed/ 3 <p>SB Retro: FeelinDaHigh Another old track. This song is a little more personal than my usual rap music fare. I’ve had it floating around for a while along with others. This one is called FeelinDaHigh or Feeling the High depending on how I’m feeling 🙂 A previous fan of this song (in the past) told me he didn’t like this version because I cleaned it up too much. His reasoning was that I washed out too much of the pain that was in the original track by doing that. I think his nostalgia is just talking. I’ll add the original […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net/music/sb-retro-feelindahigh/">SB Retro: FeelinDaHigh</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net">SilencioBarnes</a>.</p> SB Retro: FeelinDaHigh Another old track. This song is a little more personal than my usual rap music fare. I’ve had it floating around for a while along with others. This one is called FeelinDaHigh or Feeling the High depending on how I’m feeling 🙂 A ... SB Retro: FeelinDaHigh


Another old track. This song is a little more personal than my usual rap music fare. I’ve had it floating around for a while along with others. This one is called FeelinDaHigh or Feeling the High depending on how I’m feeling 🙂 A previous fan of this song (in the past) told me he didn’t like this version because I cleaned it up too much. His reasoning was that I washed out too much of the pain that was in the original track by doing that. I think his nostalgia is just talking. I’ll add the original to this post when I find it. I’ll let you decide (yes…all 2.6 of you:)
The beat is from an instrumental album of french beats I found a long time ago. I never heard the original song before. It heavily samples Sister Sledge‘s song “Next Time You’ll Know” —

See a live version here
I be, feeling the high when I drift through the skies
You can see the pain drip from my eyes
When the thing blows – everything turns black and he dies
A bitter life, on track to deprive, I pray mommy survives
 
Through the glass dick her past is revived
No childhood, a child with a child tween her thighs
She was only fifteen; my pops stepped on the scene
A hustler you can tell by his lean
 
He was only seventeen tryna get in some jeans
I lust for all the bread, all the cheese in-between
Pardon me but I’m getting too deep
I try to hold back the tears but I come from the streets
 
Where the gutter nightmares rock you gently to sleep
Although the hurting’s on the surface, try to keep it discreet
This is real life; guns, bitches, drama and beef
Desert birds, hawks, llamas and thieves – roll trauma in leaves
 
 
Ain’t it fucked up how god be treating niggas?
My whole life was like a bleak December everyday was night that I remember
I spark a blunt and dream of sweeter times but life is bitter
I do my dirt and write my lines and hope that times get better
 
I played my cards and flipped em over but I got the jester
Life is heavy like a mountain death is light as feathers
It’s to the point where niggas sacrifice their fam for cheddar
Never, I’d rather put the gun to my head and dream forever
 
 
A little something about me? Well, I’m kinda different
I grew up watching my moms fixing in the kitchen
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SB Retro: Spit Bombs https://silenciobarnes.net/music/sb-retro-spit-bombs/ Wed, 12 Dec 2012 04:27:04 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=3539 https://silenciobarnes.net/music/sb-retro-spit-bombs/#comments https://silenciobarnes.net/music/sb-retro-spit-bombs/feed/ 1 <p>SB Retro: Spit Bombs About the Song “Spit Bombs” Spit Bombs is just a really old track I did back in the day. For some reason, to this day, many still consider it some of my best stuff despite it only really being something of a freestyle. Many will recognize the beat from Missy’s Hot Boyz remix featuring Nas (Eve and Q-Tip too). As far as my rap music goes, I do think the lyrics of this track are a good example of just what my style was about at the time. Lyrics to “Spit Bombs” Every time I speak on, […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net/music/sb-retro-spit-bombs/">SB Retro: Spit Bombs</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net">SilencioBarnes</a>.</p> SB Retro: Spit Bombs About the Song “Spit Bombs” Spit Bombs is just a really old track I did back in the day. For some reason, to this day, many still consider it some of my best stuff despite it only really being something of a freestyle. SB Retro: Spit Bombs

About the Song “Spit Bombs”
Spit Bombs is just a really old track I did back in the day. For some reason, to this day, many still consider it some of my best stuff despite it only really being something of a freestyle. Many will recognize the beat from Missy’s Hot Boyz remix featuring Nas (Eve and Q-Tip too). As far as my rap music goes, I do think the lyrics of this track are a good example of just what my style was about at the time.
Lyrics to “Spit Bombs”
Every time I speak on, everybody be calm
Every time I spit bombs, everybody be gone
Every second, every minute, every day I live it
In every written lyric, you can hear it when I spit it
Obsidian skies, the night thick like Patricia’s thighs
The knife hit, made his side split, how easy he died
This life is not so nice you could end up inside
A dark ditch, or a nice pit or buried alive
I might just be the last thing you see through them eyes
The hood’ll rob a dude without taking a dime
But all I wanna do is spark spliffs, deliver these lines
Till you bleeding from the mind, science hidden in rhyme
The savannahs full of lions, if you sheep better hide
Cause them cats be on the creep, if you sleep better rise
This the Streets mufucka, either ride or divide
And if you don’t ride you gone fall or crash into .9’s
Where niggas bust off and pump raw and cash in they lives
Over drug wars and dumb whores be leeching them dry
But we lust more we tote arms we learn to get by
But still we want yours, so come off, or learn to survive
Fuck a sports car, the hoop ride be doing me fine
My niggas hold more than drug stores wherever we ride
Some dudes’ll talk or they’ll joke, dog don’t let em get fly
Treat they face like a baseball, or cut em like the blade through that base raw
Face off, don’t ever rely
Cause your best man’ll take off and leave you to die
See through these eyes, and see what I see when I’m high
Or be how I be when I find
That just by speaking my mind
Or being bold when it isn’t time
Or being told that I can’t, when I can in fact without even trying
I learned that I’m simply divine, you feel me?
Every time I speak on, everybody be calm
Every time I spit bombs, everybody be gone
Every second, every minute, every day I live it
In every written lyric, you can hear it when I spit it
For More SB Retro Tracks, check out these links:

* SB Retro: New Old Music by SilencioBarnes
* SB Retro: FeelinDaHigh
* SB Retro: Vagrant Story – PlaceWhereYouDie

More Music by SilencioBarnes
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Writing the First Draft of My First Novel 02 https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/writing-the-first-draft-of-my-first-novel-02/ Mon, 23 Apr 2012 03:38:34 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=3167 https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/writing-the-first-draft-of-my-first-novel-02/#comments https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/writing-the-first-draft-of-my-first-novel-02/feed/ 1 <p>The writing hasn’t been going too well 🙁 SilencioBarnes on Twitter I #amwriting a chapter long dialogue infodump :/ we’ll see if we can change that once the draft is done When I started, I was on a small vacation from work. Unfortunately, when I started back up at the 9 to 5, the writing stagnated. I did do a lot of thinking about my story, and that’s good. But thinking about it ain’t writing it. It’s not just the regular job though. I heard several times that for writers, especially discovery writers, the story might not make itself apparent […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/writing-the-first-draft-of-my-first-novel-02/">Writing the First Draft of My First Novel 02</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net">SilencioBarnes</a>.</p> The writing hasn’t been going too well 🙁 SilencioBarnes on Twitter I #amwriting a chapter long dialogue infodump :/ we’ll see if we can change that once the draft is done When I started, I was on a small vacation from work. Unfortunately,
SilencioBarnes on Twitter
I #amwriting a chapter long dialogue infodump :/ we’ll see if we can change that once the draft is done


When I started, I was on a small vacation from work. Unfortunately, when I started back up at the 9 to 5, the writing stagnated. I did do a lot of thinking about my story, and that’s good. But thinking about it ain’t writing it.
It’s not just the regular job though. I heard several times that for writers, especially discovery writers, the story might not make itself apparent until you are several thousands of words in. I can attest to that and say it is absolutely true. Approaching the 30,000-word mark, I started to finally see the beginning of the shape of my story. That disturbed me…greatly.

SilencioBarnes on Twitter
I #amwriting still. About 22,000 words in. Still trying to figure out just what the hell is going on



SilencioBarnes on Twitter
I #amwriting and I’m at 25,000 words in. This is a milestone for me 🙂 a quarter of my goal.


30,000 words is a lot of words. I did not want to think that all of this writing was for nothing. Keep in mind that I said that I am only just STARTING to see the SHAPE of my story.
That means I have 30,000 words that are pretty much worthless. And it also means that I hit a stumbling block. Everything in me wants me to just start the whole thing over from the beginning with all of the changes I need to make. I need to make my main character more of a dick. I need to start further back in the timeline than I initially started with. I need to set up the situation in a completely different way than I originally intended. I need to start from scratch.
But all of the masters have told me that I need to keep going forward. I need to finish this rough draft.
Two things here: First is that statement about going back in the timeline and the other is the idea of a rough draft.
Timeline. A constant failure of mines is thinking too far back. Stories are supposed to begin when something changes. Unfortunately, I tend to think of everything in epic scale. For instance: I had an idea for an epic fantasy series. I started writing it as I do most things. No forethought, just sit down, start typing, and see what comes out. Well, once I started typing, I started thinking of all the things that happened to lead up to that current moment. I had a female protagonist, but then I thought about her parents. What was it about them that made her who and what she was? Well, thinking of her parents led me to conjuring up an entire epic fantasy series dealing with her father and his cousin. Yes…a whole trilogy.
Plotting out that series in my mind, I THEN had an idea for an epic fantasy SERIES that dealt with the progenitor of one of the secondary characters. This would be a series that took place in the far distant past. So I started thinking on that. Overwhelmed by it all, I just gave up altogether, but I never stopped thinking about all three epic storylines. But do you see the utter madness of it? That’s why in my previous post, I said I realized that I was not ready for the epic fantasy.
And this problem of mines has come back to haunt me. Once I started realizing the shape and path of my current story, my mind just started adding to it and adding to it. I wanted this to be a single book with a beginning, middle and end. But the more I think about it and the more I create, the more there is to add.]]>
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Don't Smoke Crack! https://silenciobarnes.net/audio-blog/dont-smoke-crack/ Mon, 09 Apr 2012 05:31:31 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=2764 https://silenciobarnes.net/audio-blog/dont-smoke-crack/#respond https://silenciobarnes.net/audio-blog/dont-smoke-crack/feed/ 0 <p>When the air is smoky and the liver dies from drowning   I sit and I think about life Pausing the world, to weep   Crack epidemic – Wikipedia The American crack epidemic was a surge of crack cocaine use in major cities across the United States between the early 1980s and the early 1990s. This resulted in a number of social consequences, such as increasing crime and violence in American inner city neighborhoods, as well as a resulting backlash in the form of tough on crime policies. — Here is an unedited and explicit view into the mind of […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net/audio-blog/dont-smoke-crack/">Don't Smoke Crack!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net">SilencioBarnes</a>.</p> When the air is smoky and the liver dies from drowning   I sit and I think about life Pausing the world, to weep   Crack epidemic – Wikipedia The American crack epidemic was a surge of crack cocaine use in major cities across the United States between ... and the liver dies from drowning
 
I sit and I think about life
Pausing the world, to weep
 

Crack epidemic – Wikipedia
The American crack epidemic was a surge of crack cocaine use in major cities across the United States between the early 1980s and the early 1990s. This resulted in a number of social consequences, such as increasing crime and violence in American inner city neighborhoods, as well as a resulting backlash in the form of tough on crime policies.


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On Words and Actions https://silenciobarnes.net/audio-blog/on-words-and-actions/ Tue, 20 Mar 2012 07:19:46 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=2607 https://silenciobarnes.net/audio-blog/on-words-and-actions/#comments https://silenciobarnes.net/audio-blog/on-words-and-actions/feed/ 1 <p>This is just a quick recording I did on my phone. I wanted to create a test post but couldn’t think of  anything. So tonight, while at work on a cigarette break I recorded this little thing about words and actions. It’s completely off the cuff and may even seem a bit incoherent. I was just rambling. I like the subject though and may revisit this theme in the future with something a bit more cohesive 🙂 Since I recorded it on a phone and I’m at work, I couldn’t really clean it up. I downloaded a free copy of […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net/audio-blog/on-words-and-actions/">On Words and Actions</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net">SilencioBarnes</a>.</p> This is just a quick recording I did on my phone. I wanted to create a test post but couldn’t think of  anything. So tonight, while at work on a cigarette break I recorded this little thing about words and actions. Since I recorded it on a phone and I’m at work, I couldn’t really clean it up. I downloaded a free copy of Audacity just to do a quick noise reduction and I encoded the mp3 with LameXP – both very useful and very free tools.
What I’m talking about in the audio is the difference between words and actions. About how we tend to see the words as actions and not the real actions themselves. In fact, there’s a lot I’d like to say on the subject. Maybe I’ll get back to this sooner than later.
 

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Poetry Writing 101: The Fourteener and Iambic Heptameter https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/poetry/poetry-writing-101-the-fourteener-and-iambic-heptameter/ Fri, 28 Oct 2011 00:55:21 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=2323 https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/poetry/poetry-writing-101-the-fourteener-and-iambic-heptameter/#comments https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/poetry/poetry-writing-101-the-fourteener-and-iambic-heptameter/feed/ 1 <p>Note: Below you will find an exercise and an explanation on iambic heptameter. You will see three different versions of the same poem, with changes highlighted – enjoy:) This warning was suggested by a fellow poet on facebook I want to preface this with the fact that I may have absolutely no idea what I’m talking about 🙂 Always do your own research (that’s why I supply hyperlinks!) Here’s an exercise in creating some traditional(ish) forms of poetry 🙂 It started with me writing a quick poem in response to another poem I read. Now, this poem was not meant […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/poetry/poetry-writing-101-the-fourteener-and-iambic-heptameter/">Poetry Writing 101: The Fourteener and Iambic Heptameter</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net">SilencioBarnes</a>.</p> Note: Below you will find an exercise and an explanation on iambic heptameter. You will see three different versions of the same poem, with changes highlighted – enjoy:) This warning was suggested by a fellow poet on facebook I want to preface this wit... fellow poet on facebook
I want to preface this with the fact that I may have absolutely no idea what I’m talking about 🙂 Always do your own research (that’s why I supply hyperlinks!)
Here’s an exercise in creating some traditional(ish) forms of poetry 🙂 It started with me writing a quick poem in response to another poem I read. Now, this poem was not meant to be blogged or advertised or anything. I posted on my Facebook page but I didn’t plan on adding it here. It was just a quickie 😉
I wrote it in rhyming quatrains without really thinking about it. This is not unusual as I tend to automatically fall to quatrains a lot when I’m just writing. I suspect it comes from me writing a lot of lyrics, specifically rap lyrics which I tend to think of in terms of quatrains (16 bars, with 1 bar being a line, is 4 quatrains for me).
What I’m trying to say is, this was something of a “throw-away” poem for me. However, I found myself wanting to share something of the poetry writing process with my audience (such as it is). Especially those of you that asked me how I write or what my process is. Well, this is not specifically MY process, but it is A process that you can use to come up with more traditional (English) forms of poetry.
So here’s the poem (I even recorded it, which you can hear in this post) – I recorded it as is so what you’ll hear is the original, unedited version. I may re-record the final version
The king in all his wisdom saw that something was amiss
The priest, forever pious, saw that something did not fit
And both saw a solution that they knew did not exist
Genocide of mind created so that they could get their wish
 
Well the king he knew the way he simply told them what to do
And they did it; he was pleased but felt that something was not true
Do they do it off his word or is it just what people do?
Are they slaves by birth or slaves because he wants it to be true?
 
To test the thought he gave some extra freedoms to one man
And saw the others did not like it, they couldn’t comprehend
How one man (‘cept the king of course) could be allowed to stand
Above the others, who was he that they should have to bend
 
They ridiculed him, cast him down and made of him a fool
The king was highly pleased at this and saw it as a tool
As long as scapegoats kept them riled they cared not that he ruled
Therefore, his rule was absolute; fair, unfair or cruel
 
The priest, he witnessed all of this and had a great idea
He saw that people were like sheep; in his mind it became clear
He would supplant the king and plant within them all a new idea
Once he had their minds and souls, their vision he would then make clear
 
For if they see what he believes (or at least what he claims to see)
They will see a promise greater than themselves, they will be free
“For you see, the king has made you slaves and I shall make you free.
But in order to be free you must believe and pay the fee.
 
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Empty Hallways https://silenciobarnes.net/music/emptyhallways/ Thu, 22 Sep 2011 23:30:10 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=2287 https://silenciobarnes.net/music/emptyhallways/#comments https://silenciobarnes.net/music/emptyhallways/feed/ 3 <p>About “Empty Hallways” I ran into all types of issues while trying to put this track together…but I won’t bore you with the details. I thought this track up while…walking down an empty hallway at work. It was as if the environment lent itself to self-evaluation. So, I asked questions…but the hallway remained silent. As usual, it probably sounded better in my head than it does recorded. I used another one of those Big B beats, it’s called Twisted, and I thought it worked well for the what I was trying to do (in my head) – maybe he’ll take […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net/music/emptyhallways/">Empty Hallways</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net">SilencioBarnes</a>.</p> About “Empty Hallways” I ran into all types of issues while trying to put this track together…but I won’t bore you with the details. I thought this track up while…walking down an empty hallway at work. It was as if the environment lent itself to self-e...
About “Empty Hallways”
I ran into all types of issues while trying to put this track together…but I won’t bore you with the details.
I thought this track up while…walking down an empty hallway at work. It was as if the environment lent itself to self-evaluation. So, I asked questions…but the hallway remained silent.
As usual, it probably sounded better in my head than it does recorded. I used another one of those Big B beats, it’s called Twisted, and I thought it worked well for the what I was trying to do (in my head) – maybe he’ll take the acappella and throw it onto another beat. Let me know what you think people.
Lyrics to “Empty Hallways”
In an empty hallway, I let my mental float
Hoping that it reaches a so much better coast
I ask my fading hopes for the things I want the most
But it’s just an empty hallway, quiet as a ghost
Where did all my time go, where are all my folks
Caught up in day to day or struggling I suppose
Where are all my old friends, they vanished in the smoke
Caught up in the hustle or chasing after hoes
Maybe I’m just bitter cuz I feel I’m getting old
And the things I’m used to doing don’t do much for me no more
So maybe I’ve been searching for that thing that makes my core glow
Maybe I’m just fooling myself, maybe I’m just bored though
Don’t ask about the future cuz no one ever knows
They say they going somewhere but no one ever goes
They claim they know the secret but no one ever shows
Man, that secret they can keep it, I’m on another road
I’m driving in the fast lane but they moving too slow
Everything is my way, it’s fucking up my flow
Poisoning my baby food, they don’t want me to grow
Please don’t think I’m greedy when I say I’m bout the dough
In an empty hallway, I let my mental float
Hoping that it reaches a so much better coast
I ask my fading hopes for the things I want the most
But it’s just an empty hallway, quiet as a ghost
I got demons on the inside telling me attack
Demons on the outside riding on my back
Angels keep on falling tryna keep my ass on track
But my angels lack the gumption so they let me fade to black
They are not the reason this is not their fault
Sometimes I keep my feelings locked inside my vault
When I pull them out people seem to be appalled
So I gotta put them back in and switch to my default
The last time it was all good I really can’t recall
They say to keep your pride but that comes before the fall
They say if I need help all I gotta do is call
But when I make the call they say they can’t help at all so
They ask me if I love them, I keep them so enthralled
They ask me for my love but first I have to make them crawl
Sometimes I get so caught up I forget that it’s all false
It’s just another memory that plagues this empty hall
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Bullet2Heart – Test Track – Mixing and Mastering my Sound 2 https://silenciobarnes.net/music/bullet2heart-test-track-mixing-and-mastering-my-sound-2/ Fri, 09 Sep 2011 17:54:47 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=2273 https://silenciobarnes.net/music/bullet2heart-test-track-mixing-and-mastering-my-sound-2/#comments https://silenciobarnes.net/music/bullet2heart-test-track-mixing-and-mastering-my-sound-2/feed/ 5 <p>So, I hooked up my microphone for the first time in this new room just to see how it sounds. I had the urge to wanna start recording again so I made this test track using some old lyrics on an old Big B beat. The result? Well…terrible. But I expected that. The problem is, the room is kinda cavernous, plus, it’s untreated in anyway. The next problem is something I never really stopped to think about too much: the fact that I’m recording over low quality mp3’s – Now any studio engineer will tell you that they dread when […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net/music/bullet2heart-test-track-mixing-and-mastering-my-sound-2/">Bullet2Heart – Test Track – Mixing and Mastering my Sound 2</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net">SilencioBarnes</a>.</p> So, I hooked up my microphone for the first time in this new room just to see how it sounds. I had the urge to wanna start recording again so I made this test track using some old lyrics on an old Big B beat. The result? Well…terrible. Big B beat.
The result? Well…terrible. But I expected that. The problem is, the room is kinda cavernous, plus, it’s untreated in anyway. The next problem is something I never really stopped to think about too much: the fact that I’m recording over low quality mp3’s – Now any studio engineer will tell you that they dread when an artist comes in and hands them the track they are going to be recording over as an mp3, already mastered, already deadened by the conversion process etc. – They have a few tricks that help, but I’m not so musically inclined. I just don’t have the ears.

So after this next batch of songs, I’ll only be recording over beats I can find tracked out, uncompressed or at least in .wav format. Barring that, the mp3 has to be 320kbs, no less. Something I have to tell Big B since he tends to send me mp3s in the 128-192kbps range. It especially hurts because I tend to record at like 88k/32bit :)) Upconverting an mp3 to that just so I can rhyme over it is kinda overkill.

Another problem is mixing…I have no monitors! So all of my, ahem, mixing (or close proximity thereof) is done in headphones…which is a big no-no. I try to play the tracks on different devices to see how it sounds (usually terrible) but it’s kinda pointless and tedious without the monitors.
Anywho, here is the track. Keep in mind it’s a test track…using lyrics from a thousand years ago :)) You should probably listen to it through headphones, and for the love of Saint Cecilia please don’t attempt to turn it up loud! You’ll regret it :))
Filename    Bullet2Heart.mp3
Title        Bullet2Heart
Artist        SilencioBarnes
Album        PracticeWordz
Year        2011
Genre        Rap    
Bitrate        320
Freq        44100
Duration    0:02:41
Size        6.3 Mb
 
See Mixing and Mastering My Sound part 1 for more complaing 🙂
http://silenciobarnes.net/music/mixing-and-mastering-my-sound/
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Child of Kings https://silenciobarnes.net/music/child-of-kings/ Sat, 11 Jun 2011 18:40:11 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=2197 https://silenciobarnes.net/music/child-of-kings/#comments https://silenciobarnes.net/music/child-of-kings/feed/ 2 <p>Child of Kings by SilencioBarnes Just a quickie 🙂 Lyrics, alternative downloads, the acappella and more info on the track itself can be found here: http://silenciobarnes.com/music/child-of-kings/ About “Child of Kings” Child of Kings is actually the last track I finished for my Track Every Other Day Challenge – It’s a short and quick rap song like the others in that series. It uses a Three-Six Mafia beat I found in one of these instrumental collections. It’s one song that I was actually really proud of…why? I dunno, but I sure as hell like playing it. Maybe you will too. Lyrics […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net/music/child-of-kings/">Child of Kings</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net">SilencioBarnes</a>.</p> Child of Kings by SilencioBarnes Just a quickie 🙂 Lyrics, alternative downloads, the acappella and more info on the track itself can be found here: http://silenciobarnes.com/music/child-of-kings/ About “Child of Kings” Child of Kings is actually the la... Child of Kings by SilencioBarnes
Just a quickie 🙂 Lyrics, alternative downloads, the acappella and more info on the track itself can be found here: http://silenciobarnes.com/music/child-of-kings/


About “Child of Kings”
Child of Kings is actually the last track I finished for my Track Every Other Day Challenge – It’s a short and quick rap song like the others in that series. It uses a Three-Six Mafia beat I found in one of these instrumental collections. It’s one song that I was actually really proud of…why? I dunno, but I sure as hell like playing it. Maybe you will too.
Lyrics for “Child of Kings”
I am not the child of kings
I’m more like the son of Kong
I detest those that arrest
I respect a person’s calm
I don’t preach for anarchy
I’m more the type to say salaam
Reject my peace then feel the heat
Leave nothing left to be embalmed
This is not the greatest storm
This is not the biggest bomb
I am like a Saiyan nigga
This is not my final form
I transform, be forewarned
Power up then get it on
Violence comes before reform
That is where my word is born
I can’t break it, word is bond
I can make it, come along
We can take it, make it ours
Turn it to another song
I can’t break it, word is bond
I can make it, come along
We can take it, make it ours
Turn it to another song
They frontin’ and they owe you dough
Hit em with the okie-doke
They nothing, everybody knows
They bullies lookin’ for a show
Hit em with the Obi Wan
Show them hoes you got the glow
Times is different, different flow
But same old bull from long ago
These youngins think they moving fast
But they brains be moving slow
They quick to shoot, quick to stab
But slow to see where they can go
They fill they cups with bitter woe
Fill they nose with candy blow
They get hyped up until the point
They can’t distinguish friend from foe
I can’t break it, word is bond
I can make it, come along
We can take it, make it ours
Turn it to another song
I can’t break it, word is bond
I can make it, come along
We can take it, make it ours
Turn it to another song
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Been Spittin https://silenciobarnes.net/music/been-spittin/ Fri, 10 Jun 2011 21:03:57 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=2192 https://silenciobarnes.net/music/been-spittin/#respond https://silenciobarnes.net/music/been-spittin/feed/ 0 <p>So, I was getting ready to try recording some new rap music for the first time in like…half a year. Just wanted to do a quick track to see how it sounds in this new room…but then it dawned on me that I never posted the last coupla tracks I did several months ago. So I figured I’d post those first before testing my equipment. This first one is called “Been Spittin” and the next one, which I will put into a separate post, is called “Child of Kings” – Both of these tracks have been in my reverbnation playlist, […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net/music/been-spittin/">Been Spittin</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net">SilencioBarnes</a>.</p> So, I was getting ready to try recording some new rap music for the first time in like…half a year. Just wanted to do a quick track to see how it sounds in this new room…but then it dawned on me that I never posted the last coupla tracks I did several ... So I figured I’d post those first before testing my equipment. This first one is called “Been Spittin” and the next one, which I will put into a separate post, is called “Child of Kings” – Both of these tracks have been in my reverbnation playlist, but as they are content, they belong here as well. I believe I used them both for my short lived Track Challenge, may it rest in peace. So this represent both the Track Challenge tracks and the Practice Words Mixtape.

Been Spittin – Produced by Big B on SoundCloud
This is another track that belongs in the Big B Presents category. I believe he wanted to do something with the Saw theme and didn’t realize at the time that everybody and they mama had already sampled the hell out of it. He went on to make the beat anyway, and I, of course, rhymed over it.
I’ll come back and add lyrics or more info if I should find the time and the gumption, or if anybody should request em.
 
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Car Windows – Track Challenge 04 https://silenciobarnes.net/music/car-windows-track-challenge-04/ Fri, 22 Oct 2010 19:57:10 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=2047 https://silenciobarnes.net/music/car-windows-track-challenge-04/#respond https://silenciobarnes.net/music/car-windows-track-challenge-04/feed/ 0 <p>This is the fourth track of my “A Track Every Other Day Challenge” -It was due last night and I actually finished it in time somewhat, just didn’t get a chance to post it here till today – It’s a little bit of rap music called “Car Windows.” And I admit that it came out a bit sloppy and slurred, I was rushing…and drinking, but as I keep telling you, don’t take these tracks too seriously. These are just practice words. Next track is due by midnight this saturday More Music by SilencioBarnes More Track Challenge Tracks</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net/music/car-windows-track-challenge-04/">Car Windows – Track Challenge 04</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net">SilencioBarnes</a>.</p> This is the fourth track of my “A Track Every Other Day Challenge” -It was due last night and I actually finished it in time somewhat, just didn’t get a chance to post it here till today – It’s a little bit of rap music called “Car Windows. A Track Every Other Day Challenge” -It was due last night and I actually finished it in time somewhat, just didn’t get a chance to post it here till today –

It’s a little bit of rap music called “Car Windows.” And I admit that it came out a bit sloppy and slurred, I was rushing…and drinking, but as I keep telling you, don’t take these tracks too seriously. These are just practice words.
Next track is due by midnight this saturday

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So Me https://silenciobarnes.net/music/so-me/ Fri, 22 Oct 2010 00:31:24 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=2037 https://silenciobarnes.net/music/so-me/#respond https://silenciobarnes.net/music/so-me/feed/ 0 <p>So Me by SilencioBarnes (Produced by Big B) Ask my little cousins and my grandmama…I was saying “I’m Me” waaaaaay before you heard it from Lil Weezy:)) I recorded this a while ago, but I didn’t want to post it because there were so many artifacts in the recording…a LOT of em (pops, clicks, stutters, static, etc) – I wanted to re-record it but never got around to it. Big B already did the remix using the bad audio and everything. I’d forgotten about it and then saw it on my PC, and figured fuck it, might as well post it as […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net/music/so-me/">So Me</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net">SilencioBarnes</a>.</p> So Me by SilencioBarnes (Produced by Big B) Ask my little cousins and my grandmama…I was saying “I’m Me” waaaaaay before you heard it from Lil Weezy:)) I recorded this a while ago, but I didn’t want to post it because there were so many artifacts in th...
So Me by SilencioBarnes (Produced by Big B)


Ask my little cousins and my grandmama…I was saying “I’m Me” waaaaaay before you heard it from Lil Weezy:))
I recorded this a while ago, but I didn’t want to post it because there were so many artifacts in the recording…a LOT of em (pops, clicks, stutters, static, etc) – I wanted to re-record it but never got around to it. Big B already did the remix using the bad audio and everything.
I’d forgotten about it and then saw it on my PC, and figured fuck it, might as well post it as is. I like the beat that Big B used on the re-edit, so I’m gonna make that the main one in the top player above. I’ll post the other as well in the music player. The only difference between the two is the beat, the bad audio is in both. But it’s still some rap music you might enjoy.


Lyrics for So Me
I’m so me!
It’s in the way I walk, it’s in the way I talk
Y’all fishing for my vision, but y’all can’t catch my thoughts
It’s in the way I be, It’s in the way I see
I’m so d-e-f and my swag so G
I played so many circles, but never could fit in
My taste is wide and varies, I never learned to swim
I read Robert Jordan as well as Iceberg Slim
I see things so different, I still remember when
I was a game fanatic and comic book collector
Nicotine addict, smoke bogies down to filters
I played Wu bangers, Gravediggaz, RZArector
Queens artists, Nas, CNN, Cormega
I was reading early, around the age of 3
I used to love to climb but nowadays I blaze the trees
I got a nervous twitch and nerdy tendencies
I acted out in class, I played D&D
These things all came together, to form just who I be
It’s hard to really say all the things to make you see
The crazy formula, the line that connects a to z
But when you put it all together man, I’m so me
It’s in the way I walk, it’s in the way I talk
Y’all fishing for my vision, but y’all can’t catch my thoughts
It’s in the way I be, It’s in the way I see
I’m so d-e-f and my swag so G
I could trip or stumble, but I could never fall
I’ve been through the struggle, and lived to tell it all
I give game for digits, then never make the call
I got brain from bitches in public bathroom stalls
I’m not intimidated, you could be small or tall
I know so many faces, but names I can’t recall
I’ve lived in narrow spaces, with roaches on my walls
I can’t stop being me, I’d go through me-withdrawal
I’ve gone half on liquor, with some real life killers
I’ve smoked trees in jungles, with young and old gorillas
I’ve seen fiends get tortured, for coming short on scrilla
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Fade to Gray – Track Challenge 03 https://silenciobarnes.net/music/fade-to-gray-track-challenge-03/ Wed, 20 Oct 2010 18:41:43 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=2033 https://silenciobarnes.net/music/fade-to-gray-track-challenge-03/#comments https://silenciobarnes.net/music/fade-to-gray-track-challenge-03/feed/ 1 <p>This is the third track of my “A Track Every Other Day Challenge” – This one was actually somewhat on time – I posted it on FaceBook but didn’t make the blog post at the time. It’s a little piece of rap music called “Fade to Black” – I liked where I was going with it. I may come back and make a full song of it someday – Unfortunately, quite a few artifacts (popping, clicking, distortions etc) made it into my mix. I wasn’t going to release it at all…but like I say every post, don’t take these tracks too seriously. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net/music/fade-to-gray-track-challenge-03/">Fade to Gray – Track Challenge 03</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net">SilencioBarnes</a>.</p> This is the third track of my “A Track Every Other Day Challenge” – This one was actually somewhat on time – I posted it on FaceBook but didn’t make the blog post at the time. It’s a little piece of rap music called “Fade to Black” – I liked where I wa... A Track Every Other Day Challenge” – This one was actually somewhat on time – I posted it on FaceBook but didn’t make the blog post at the time.
It’s a little piece of rap music called “Fade to Black” – I liked where I was going with it. I may come back and make a full song of it someday – Unfortunately, quite a few artifacts (popping, clicking, distortions etc) made it into my mix. I wasn’t going to release it at all…but like I say every post, don’t take these tracks too seriously. I’m just experimenting 🙂  These are just practice words.
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Nufadem – Track Challenge 02 https://silenciobarnes.net/music/nufadem-track-challenge-02/ Tue, 19 Oct 2010 01:18:25 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=2024 https://silenciobarnes.net/music/nufadem-track-challenge-02/#comments https://silenciobarnes.net/music/nufadem-track-challenge-02/feed/ 1 <p>This is the second track of my “A Track Every Other Day Challenge” – yup, once again, it was due yesterday :)) Please don’t laugh at my faux-Caribbean chant :)) Don’t take these tracks too seriously. These are just practice words.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net/music/nufadem-track-challenge-02/">Nufadem – Track Challenge 02</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net">SilencioBarnes</a>.</p> This is the second track of my “A Track Every Other Day Challenge” – yup, once again, it was due yesterday :)) Please don’t laugh at my faux-Caribbean chant :)) Don’t take these tracks too seriously. These are just practice words. A Track Every Other Day Challenge” – yup, once again, it was due yesterday :))
Please don’t laugh at my faux-Caribbean chant :)) Don’t take these tracks too seriously. These are just practice words.
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Silk – Track Challenge 01 https://silenciobarnes.net/music/silk-track-challenge-01/ Sat, 16 Oct 2010 18:40:21 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=2013 https://silenciobarnes.net/music/silk-track-challenge-01/#comments https://silenciobarnes.net/music/silk-track-challenge-01/feed/ 2 <p>Silk by SB This is the first track of my “A Track Every Other Day Challenge” – yea, it was due yesterday, but I didn’t get a chance to post it up. Figured I’d use these tracks to experiment. This is me attempting a quicker flow…I stumble a bit. Oddly, now that I got it recorded and I know it, I think I can do it much better. If you’re following along, the next track is due tomorrow! Don’t take these tracks too seriously. These are just practice words. More Music by SilencioBarnes More Track Challenge Tracks</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net/music/silk-track-challenge-01/">Silk – Track Challenge 01</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net">SilencioBarnes</a>.</p> Silk by SB This is the first track of my “A Track Every Other Day Challenge” – yea, it was due yesterday, but I didn’t get a chance to post it up. Figured I’d use these tracks to experiment. This is me attempting a quicker flow…I stumble a bit. Oddly, This is the first track of my “A Track Every Other Day Challenge” – yea, it was due yesterday, but I didn’t get a chance to post it up. Figured I’d use these tracks to experiment. This is me attempting a quicker flow…I stumble a bit. Oddly, now that I got it recorded and I know it, I think I can do it much better. If you’re following along, the next track is due tomorrow! Don’t take these tracks too seriously. These are just practice words.
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Matters Large and Small https://silenciobarnes.net/audio-blog/matters-large-and-small/ Wed, 22 Sep 2010 18:32:12 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1990 https://silenciobarnes.net/audio-blog/matters-large-and-small/#respond https://silenciobarnes.net/audio-blog/matters-large-and-small/feed/ 0 <p>Matters Large and Small – recorded on my phone – Just some random (incoherent?) thoughts on life, the universe and everything…cuz…sometimes I wonder 😉 It’s at 48,000khz – forgot to downsample it to 44,100khz – hopefully it’ll still work for ya if you download it.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net/audio-blog/matters-large-and-small/">Matters Large and Small</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net">SilencioBarnes</a>.</p> Matters Large and Small – recorded on my phone – Just some random (incoherent?) thoughts on life, the universe and everything…cuz…sometimes I wonder 😉 It’s at 48,000khz – forgot to downsample it to 44,100khz – hopefully it’ll still work for ya if you d...
Matters Large and Small – recorded on my phone – Just some random (incoherent?) thoughts on life, the universe and everything…cuz…sometimes I wonder 😉
It’s at 48,000khz – forgot to downsample it to 44,100khz – hopefully it’ll still work for ya if you download it.

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These Skillz https://silenciobarnes.net/music/these-skillz/ Tue, 21 Sep 2010 20:28:31 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1985 https://silenciobarnes.net/music/these-skillz/#respond https://silenciobarnes.net/music/these-skillz/feed/ 0 <p>These Skillz – Yea, it was just for fun 🙂 Beat by Big B of course – He’ll probably remix it after I send him the vocals 😉 I’ll add the acappella and more info later. The problem with questions is sometimes they lieThe problem with torture is, sometimes they dieBe careful with the blowtorch, sometimes they crySometimes the flesh bubbles, sometimes it fries At first they get real wet but blood always driesIgnore them when they scream out questions like whyJust go about your business, and keep away fliesAnd even if they beg for life you should deny There’s […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net/music/these-skillz/">These Skillz</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net">SilencioBarnes</a>.</p> These Skillz – Yea, it was just for fun 🙂 Beat by Big B of course – He’ll probably remix it after I send him the vocals 😉 I’ll add the acappella and more info later. The problem with questions is sometimes they lieThe problem with torture is, These Skillz – Yea, it was just for fun 🙂 Beat by Big B of course – He’ll probably remix it after I send him the vocals 😉
I’ll add the acappella and more info later.

The problem with questions is sometimes they lieThe problem with torture is, sometimes they dieBe careful with the blowtorch, sometimes they crySometimes the flesh bubbles, sometimes it fries
At first they get real wet but blood always driesIgnore them when they scream out questions like whyJust go about your business, and keep away fliesAnd even if they beg for life you should deny
There’s a thick vein pulsing on the inside of thighsThe femoral artery, it’s real big in sizeIf you cut it they will bleed out, give it a tryJust remember as they bleed you should look in their eyes
Oh yea, don’t be surprised if you start to feel highPersonally I get lifted when then they try to defyAnd if you don’t get it right, you can always retryThere’s a billion of em out there, just pick and apply
These skills, knife chainsaw acid and hooksGuns, they’re too messy and they ruin the lookIt’s fun! Fuck drug dealing, pimpin and jooksThe real shit is cutting, carvin, havin something to cook!
These skills, knife chainsaw acid and hooksGuns, they’re too messy and they ruin the lookIt’s fun! Fuck drug dealing, pimpin and jooksThe real shit is cutting, carvin, havin something to cook!
Just think about do you really think somebody will miss—A whining, pervert, racist, greedy, rapist son of a bitchA crazy Satanist, terrorist that touches the kidsYea, I know I’ve been your neighbor for a coupla years
And I don’t want to kill you, I want you to sufferThe pain and the torture, abrasions and razors that claim what you offerInsane it may seem but quick death ain’t for meI want screaming while torches
Are burning away all the nerves out your faceYou can’t feel when they gone how the flames roast your portraitYour flesh drips melting away onto carpetsOf fresh sticks I put out today on a hunch
Cuz I felt this might be the day that I wannaRefresh these skills cuz you gotta keep on emThe knifes a bit rusty, the pliers, the garrote that’s made out of wiresThe hammer, the nails, the will and desire to kill
These skills, knife chainsaw acid and hooksGuns, they’re too messy and they ruin the lookIt’s fun! Fuck drug dealing, pimpin and jooksThe real shit is cutting, carvin, havin something to cook!
These skills, knife chainsaw acid and hooksGuns, they’re too messy and they ruin the lookIt’s fun! Fuck drug dealing, pimpin and jooksThe real shit is cutting, carvin, havin something to cook!

©2010 by Silencio Barnes – All Rights Reserved
 
This track could also be found on Last.FM: http://www.last.fm/music/SilencioBarnes/Practice+Words/These+Skillz



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Sometimes I Wonder https://silenciobarnes.net/audio-blog/somtimes-i-wonder/ Fri, 17 Sep 2010 15:09:37 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1977 https://silenciobarnes.net/audio-blog/somtimes-i-wonder/#comments https://silenciobarnes.net/audio-blog/somtimes-i-wonder/feed/ 1 <p>Sometimes I Wonder – recorded on my phone – mono – but I hear mono doesn’t play well with some mp3 and flash players… Listen to more Audio Blogs by Silencio Barnes Read more Random Thoughts of Silencio Barnes</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net/audio-blog/somtimes-i-wonder/">Sometimes I Wonder</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net">SilencioBarnes</a>.</p> Sometimes I Wonder – recorded on my phone – mono – but I hear mono doesn’t play well with some mp3 and flash players… Listen to more Audio Blogs by Silencio Barnes Read more Random Thoughts of Silencio Barnes
Sometimes I Wonder – recorded on my phone – mono – but I hear mono doesn’t play well with some mp3 and flash players…

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Prevail https://silenciobarnes.net/music/prevail/ Tue, 13 Jul 2010 02:23:42 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1746 https://silenciobarnes.net/music/prevail/#respond https://silenciobarnes.net/music/prevail/feed/ 0 <p>About the Song “Prevail” A friend of mines listened to the beat and suggested I attempt an uplifting song. Something to motivate people with a message of hope…and this is what I came up with. Unfortunately, the version you hear is not a perfect representation of the vision I had for this song. Also, it should be noted that I lost the original recording and had to piece it back together from a broken up temp file. Some stuff is missing. The beat is called “Save Me.” It was produced by my dude in the UK, Big B. As such, […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net/music/prevail/">Prevail</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net">SilencioBarnes</a>.</p> About the Song “Prevail” A friend of mines listened to the beat and suggested I attempt an uplifting song. Something to motivate people with a message of hope…and this is what I came up with. Unfortunately,
About the Song “Prevail”
A friend of mines listened to the beat and suggested I attempt an uplifting song. Something to motivate people with a message of hope…and this is what I came up with.
Unfortunately, the version you hear is not a perfect representation of the vision I had for this song. Also, it should be noted that I lost the original recording and had to piece it back together from a broken up temp file. Some stuff is missing.
The beat is called “Save Me.” It was produced by my dude in the UK, Big B. As such, I include it as a part of the Practice Words series of songs.
Read the Lyrics to “Prevail”
Sometimes we fall – we don’t choose it, Fail – and stop moving
We go through Hell – and we lose it
Why? – ain’t we improving, Rise – through the excuses
We will prevail – we can do this
The other day my brother told he was feeling down
He said the worlds against him and it keeps him with a frown
Instead of giving options all it does is gives him pounds
Of an illicit substance and a coupla cartridge rounds
His daughter wants or needs it and he wants to make her proud
Proud to call him daddy so he does what he knows how
He knows the consequences if he fails or falls or bows
Because he fell before – and so he can’t allow
The world to eat him up and spit him out, the time is now
He knows a better way is out there and he made a vow
That he would find it even if he thinks it can’t be found
And that was so profound, I’m glad when he rebounds
You gotta listen to your brain and heart, not other sounds
You gotta stand and fight through it don’t follow all the clowns
Cuz when the waters above your head and you think you’ll drown
You gotta swim against the rising tide to reach the ground
Sometimes we fall – we don’t choose it, Fail – and stop moving
We go through Hell – and we lose it
Why? – ain’t we improving, Rise – through the excuses
We will prevail – we can do this
Sometimes it looks real bleak, and you’re feeling bittersweet
And you think that all that you can do is just admit defeat
You try to keep the line together, but the ends won’t meet
Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do just to eat
The winter’s are colder, the summers bringin in more heat
Life is a struggle but when it fight you don’t retreat
Fight back and if you fall remember you got feet
And if you don’t, don’t be scared to bite it with your teeth
You gotta put that hard work in no way around it
Find yourself real good friends and stay surrounded
Because its difficult to be alone and still stay grounded
And being miserable will only help you stay confounded
You’ll make it through, no ifs ands or buts about it
Just tell yourself that, even if you gotta shout it
Think of solutions don’t think about the problem got it?
Life’s not automatic sometimes you need a push to start it
Sometimes we fall – we don’t choose it, Fail – and stop moving
We go through Hell – and we lose it
Why? – ain’t we improving, Rise – through the excuses
We will prevail – we can do this
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Which Path https://silenciobarnes.net/music/which-path/ Fri, 04 Jun 2010 15:14:04 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1518 https://silenciobarnes.net/music/which-path/#respond https://silenciobarnes.net/music/which-path/feed/ 0 <p>About “Which Path” “Which Path” is composed of some very old lyrics. I rewrote a bit of it for uniformity after recording the original and not liking how it meandered. I changed the name as well. Originally it was called “Word Life,” and the chorus was very different. I will add some of the original lyrics at the bottom of the post for comparison. This song is meant to convey the thought process of an individual as they struggle with what they feel their life is about. Much like the song “3Interpretations“, it’s told from different viewpoints, all of which […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net/music/which-path/">Which Path</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net">SilencioBarnes</a>.</p> About “Which Path” “Which Path” is composed of some very old lyrics. I rewrote a bit of it for uniformity after recording the original and not liking how it meandered. I changed the name as well. Originally it was called “Word Life, “Which Path” is composed of some very old lyrics. I rewrote a bit of it for uniformity after recording the original and not liking how it meandered. I changed the name as well. Originally it was called “Word Life,” and the chorus was very different. I will add some of the original lyrics at the bottom of the post for comparison.
This song is meant to convey the thought process of an individual as they struggle with what they feel their life is about. Much like the song “
3Interpretations“, it’s told from different viewpoints, all of which are from the same environment…if you see what I’m saying.

This song was recorded with an M-Audio Nova microphone through a ART Tube MP Studio V3 pre-amp. My audio interface (sound card) is an M-Audio Audiophile 2496. The vocals were recorded at SB Studios (my room:), in the middle of it with all the windows closed. My DAW is Adobe Audtion and I used a couple of VST’s for general effects. You can look for all this stuff on Amazon as well as various other places.
The beat is called “Murda in da 1st” and was produced by Mr. Smiff
Which Path Lyrics
Sometimes I feel like my life is a steel cage trap
And the thought makes my earth feel flat,
I thirst to be gone – but in the end I’ll be right back
You can’t escape need or flee life’s tax – Sometimes it be’s like that
Cuz Hell is only earth – heaven comes when you bleed
– And some will claim to love you if you got what they need
That’s why I live my life as I see fit fuck a good deed
Unless it benefits me my fam and unborn seed
I got love for my niggas and respect for they’re pride
But they wait until it’s too late to put it aside
They wanna embrace the dark when they should see the light
They wanna retrace the chalk line to fit they demise
And from these bitter thoughts they tell me hope for best
Or just wait until my lifetime that’s coming up next
Fuck that I gotta do what I need to see checks
If that include risk or seeing my death?…sometimes it be’s like that
It’s hard to see that thing called change
When that change only brings more pain
Some will do crime
Some will get high
You must get by
And that’s just life
We will survive
It’s hard to see that thing called change
When that change only brings more pain
Some will do time
Some just won’t try
Some live all die
And that’s just life
We will survive
Heard a shot and everybody running
Seen my nigga leaking fluids yo the shit was stunning
In his hand was the gat that he should’ve bust back
He stumbling bloody tracks and his body numbing
His death awakened by another man’s hatred
For any case you could end up in that wooden casing
Fuck the reason you got a date with death in the end you leaving
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Another Day
The games we play, the things we say
The way we block the other’s way
The strange replay, repeat each day
And end each night with silence
The gray between us grows and grows
But never will it go away
My black, your white, our mix of prose
Our mentals show the violence
Cause we do fight but not with fists
We brawl with cold heart missile hits
Explode like nuclear atom splits
We winterize our climate
We aim and strike or say we might
Our banners wave in winds of spite
Who did who wrong, who don’t do right
Who realized who was lying
But all that fades when down we lay
But all that goes when we unfold
And all we know is that we don’t know
And that tomorrow is another day
But all that fades when down we lay
But all that goes when we unfold
And all we know is that we don’t know
And that tomorrow is another day
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Practice Words https://silenciobarnes.net/music/practice-words/ Fri, 05 Mar 2010 00:08:53 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1332 https://silenciobarnes.net/music/practice-words/#comments https://silenciobarnes.net/music/practice-words/feed/ 7 <p>About Practice Words If somebody were to ask me what Practice Words was about, I’d tell them that it’s one of those “I’ll kill you “lyrically”” tracks 🙂 There doesn’t seem to be a lot of artists making those types of songs anymore. As usual with DaEvolution tracks, the lyrics for this are pretty old.  It started as a 32 bar, unbroken string of lines. I figured that’s two verses so the chorus was written right then and there before I started recording. I wanted to add a third verse, but since the lyrics of the first two verses fit […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net/music/practice-words/">Practice Words</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net">SilencioBarnes</a>.</p> About Practice Words If somebody were to ask me what Practice Words was about, I’d tell them that it’s one of those “I’ll kill you “lyrically”” tracks 🙂 There doesn’t seem to be a lot of artists making those types of songs anymore. If somebody were to ask me what Practice Words was about, I’d tell them that it’s one of those “I’ll kill you “lyrically”” tracks 🙂 There doesn’t seem to be a lot of artists making those types of songs anymore. As usual with DaEvolution tracks, the lyrics for this are pretty old.  It started as a 32 bar, unbroken string of lines. I figured that’s two verses so the chorus was written right then and there before I started recording. I wanted to add a third verse, but since the lyrics of the first two verses fit so well, I decided to leave it as is.
Recording: This song was recorded with an M-Audio Nova microphone through a ART Tube MP Studio V3 pre-amp. My audio interface (sound card) is an M-Audio Audiophile 2496. The vocals were recorded at SB Studios (my room:)) in the middle of it with all the windows closed :)) My DAW is Adobe Audtion and I used a couple of VST’s for general effects.

The beat is called “On Fire” and was produced by Big B from Manchester UK in collaboration with Mr Smiff. The sound of it reminded me of the type of music we used to make back in days at the Dungeon.

Practice Words Lyrics
Here’s a message for your boy you should tell him to watch his words
Cause he talking and he rapping and acting like he ain’t herb
This is Silence and I’m back cause I couldn’t believe I heard
That these niggas think they spitting but really they just absurd
I spit with such precision like needles to epiderm
Acupuncture you with lyrics disable a vital nerve
Meticulous incisions like surgeons I’m unperturbed
– Lyrically I’m shitting on niggas like flying birds
It’s like seeing moving pictures all this action in my verbs
Metaphors deeper than scripture more angles than curbs
I’m a demon from the land lost where no one returns
Leave ya ass like damn corpse or ash in the urn, word
This the purge y’all get lyrically burned
You kids don’t understand it’s hot till you touch it and learn
I am everything you’re not I leave you niggas disturbed
I state word to my pops like I’m Jesus returned
Fuck what you think, fuck what you heard
This is just practice, these are just words
I’m warming up, feeling superb
Let’s get it started I, think it’s my turn
Fuck what you think, fuck what you heard
This is just practice, these are just words
I’m warming up, feeling superb
Let’s get it started I, think it’s my turn
I’m sicker than that virus that renders niggas infirmed
I’m a cause for concern like awaiting the judges terms
Like catalysts I bring change and unexpected turns
Like calculus I hit you head hard and spread like germs
Like atlas with the world on my shoulders I stand firm
Make cake and get dough with the butter my brain churns
A lot of niggas have been anxiously waiting on my return
I just kept telling them be patient the savior has now emerged
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These Words Are Free https://silenciobarnes.net/music/these-words-are-free/ Sun, 28 Feb 2010 01:57:23 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1327 https://silenciobarnes.net/music/these-words-are-free/#comments https://silenciobarnes.net/music/these-words-are-free/feed/ 3 <p>Update 05/31/2010 – I finally got around to doing some audio for this, maybe it’ll help you feel the words even more 🙂 I used a free beat from Mr. Smiff called “Down N Out” These words are free, so get em while they hot Cuz if you wait too long you’re gonna miss ’em when they’re not These words are me, just in case yo ass forgot They were lifted from my spirit and they mated with the block These words can be the seeds that start a brand new crop Let them grow within your mind and be […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net/music/these-words-are-free/">These Words Are Free</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net">SilencioBarnes</a>.</p> Update 05/31/2010 – I finally got around to doing some audio for this, maybe it’ll help you feel the words even more 🙂 I used a free beat from Mr. Smiff called “Down N Out” These words are free, so get em while they hot Cuz if you wait too long you’re ... These words are free, so get em while they hot
Cuz if you wait too long you’re gonna miss ’em when they’re not
These words are me, just in case yo ass forgot
They were lifted from my spirit and they mated with the block
These words can be the seeds that start a brand new crop
Let them grow within your mind and be immortal in your heart
These words can sting, sometimes they find the mark
That you hide within yourself but I can see it with my art
These words are free, but somebody gotta pay
When the words that others speak can only lead to our decay
How could it be that what we seek has turned into a play
And the actors don’t get paid and they forced to go on stage
We need some better ways but they guide us like we beasts
Not even jungle kings they just treat us like we sheep
I need a better phrase cuz that sheep shit’s getting old
We’re more like auto-slaves, robots hard and dumb and cold
I hardly can control the rage that fires up my brain
When I see another corporate scheme succeed and we get played
When I see my fucking government treat people like they’re told
Knowing that the ones that told ’em are the ones that’s in control
Multi-billion dollar entities that span our dying globe
That poison our senses and destroy our country’s soul
But I digress I’m pretty sure you’ve heard these things before
But you probably could care less and think there’s nothing going on
You taking what they give you and accept their words as pure
Don’t you think that makes you less than the whores that you abhor?
I need to take a rest from these thoughts I conjure up
I’d rather smoke and sex but somebody must report
We in a global crisis that’s defined by the prices
How much does it cost to keep a population lifeless
How much for divorce from this all-consuming tightness
How much must we lose before think it’s time to fight this?
These words are free, so get em while they hot
Cuz if you wait too long you’re gonna miss ’em when they’re not
These words are me, just in case yo ass forgot
They were lifted from my spirit and they mated with the block
These words can be the seeds that – start a brand new crop
Let them grow within your mind and be immortal in your heart
These words can sting, sometimes they find the mark
That you hide within yourself but I can see it with my art
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DaEvolution https://silenciobarnes.net/music/daevolution/ Sat, 16 Jan 2010 22:18:50 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1282 https://silenciobarnes.net/music/daevolution/#respond https://silenciobarnes.net/music/daevolution/feed/ 0 <p>DaEvolution DaEvolution Lyrics It’s the evolution – Gold Platinum to Diamond The revolution – Gold Platinum to Diamond The ghetto’s moving – Gold Platinum to Diamond This our resolution – Gold Platinum to Diamond It started out with sweating slaves bleeding out our agriculture Picking cotton, fat pockets for Caucasian male nigger owners Then we marched for better days, slaves became better soldiers Ghettos turned battlefields and our game became colder What’s the future – untold the computer’s the controller I refuse to fold, stumble, get rolled or roll over And I ain’t trying to preach so don’t give me […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net/music/daevolution/">DaEvolution</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net">SilencioBarnes</a>.</p> DaEvolution DaEvolution Lyrics It’s the evolution – Gold Platinum to Diamond The revolution – Gold Platinum to Diamond The ghetto’s moving – Gold Platinum to Diamond This our resolution – Gold Platinum to Diamond It started out with sweating slaves ble... DaEvolution



DaEvolution Lyrics
It’s the evolution – Gold Platinum to Diamond
The revolution – Gold Platinum to Diamond
The ghetto’s moving – Gold Platinum to Diamond
This our resolution – Gold Platinum to Diamond
It started out with sweating slaves bleeding out our agriculture
Picking cotton, fat pockets for Caucasian male nigger owners
Then we marched for better days, slaves became better soldiers
Ghettos turned battlefields and our game became colder
What’s the future – untold the computer’s the controller
I refuse to fold, stumble, get rolled or roll over
And I ain’t trying to preach so don’t give me the cold shoulder man
Just think of me as the eye of the beholder fam
I’ll skip the wood, bronze, and the silver, that shit was over when
Malcolm got shot up and Martin’s final deliverance
Now it’s not black, white, yellow or Indian
Now it’s coke, crack pipes, money and ignorance
Funny how it ends one day and then begins again
Yea they took our freedom then and gave us religion
Now they take your freedoms away and promise dividends
A rich slave is only a slave without no diligence

It’s the evolution – Gold Platinum to Diamond
The revolution – Gold Platinum to Diamond
The ghetto’s moving – Gold Platinum to Diamond
This our resolution – Gold Platinum to Diamond
Another nigga on the corner still pushing that rock
Another bitch up in my sheets, another day smoking pot
Another nigga on the block with work, setting up shop
Another cop, another drop, another’s eyes on your knot
Another hustler scheming, passing go with no stop
Another night in the winter when the spot is too hot
Another close one, breathing – shit – you almost got knocked
Another nigga didn’t make it now he locked in the box
Another nigga died, another born, a mother is slain
Another crucified, another lost, another snort caine
Another alibi, another law that keeps us as slaves
Another failed to pass the test of life and now lives in grave
Another bitch is working strips, a nigga pays for that brain
Another added to statistic list, another found fame
Another tragic murder case, they picture up in a frame
Another day, another dollar, but the game still the same

It’s the evolution – Gold Platinum to Diamond
The revolution – Gold Platinum to Diamond
The ghetto’s moving – Gold Platinum to Diamond
This our resolution – Gold Platinum to Diamond
No identity, no past, a home that doesn’t want us
No language, no class, that’s why they can control us
Non-conformists reform us then put us on the corners
Law enforcement patrol us, put burdens on our shoulders
Man they hate us, we hate us, yet they profit off our murders
They bring us the burners, the drugs and things that hurt us
Then we rap about it and those heathens sell it for us
We dance to the sounds of self extinction on the chorus
But at the same time – distinction, they imitate our colors
Walk and talk and dress just like us, call themselves our brothers
It seems that they transformed themselves while trying to conform us
That’s how we went gold to platinum, fuck the latter to the former
It’s like playing chutes and ladders, we slide back while going forward
Just imagine going diamond, it’ll be like a new world order
In the meantime teach your daughters –
And teach your sons: Not every argument has to turn into a slaughter
It’s the evolution – Gold Platinum to Diamond
The revolution – Gold Platinum to Diamond
The ghetto’s moving – Gold Platinum to Diamond
This our resolution – Gold Platinum to Diamond
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Red St. Ignorance https://silenciobarnes.net/music/red-st-ignorance/ Mon, 11 Jan 2010 17:39:46 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1266 https://silenciobarnes.net/music/red-st-ignorance/#comments https://silenciobarnes.net/music/red-st-ignorance/feed/ 1 <p>Lyrics to Red St. Ignorance Red St. Ignorance These cats don’t know how to say nothing but “give” The ignorant cover their ears, the militant see with their fears The children fight wars, they parents fight tears The soldiers buy whores, their fathers buy beers for drowning their cares It begins: The streets turn red and men dying All because the powers that be commence lying I predict scheming and bleeding and men crying Give me wings for trying then tell me there’s no flying I add the rhymes to the beat and target And let fly the darts to […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net/music/red-st-ignorance/">Red St. Ignorance</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net">SilencioBarnes</a>.</p> Lyrics to Red St. Ignorance Red St. Ignorance These cats don’t know how to say nothing but “give” The ignorant cover their ears, the militant see with their fears The children fight wars, they parents fight tears The soldiers buy whores, Red St. Ignorance
These cats don’t know how to say nothing but “give”
The ignorant cover their ears, the militant see with their fears
The children fight wars, they parents fight tears
The soldiers buy whores, their fathers buy beers for drowning their cares
It begins: The streets turn red and men dying
All because the powers that be commence lying
I predict scheming and bleeding and men crying
Give me wings for trying then tell me there’s no flying
I add the rhymes to the beat and target
And let fly the darts to the heartless
And let the sharks eat the carcass
Or whatever’s left after, end your laughter, so begins a new chapter
Unscripted rapture, slash ya, with the word razor flesh slasher
The star gazer third laser eye TEC blaster
Fate snatching, face basher, call me gate crasher
I think faster, death crafter, empty shells clatter
My touch destroys matter, blesses every form factor
Question every known fact or follow like a clone’s shadow
Here’s a message: Mankind cannot avoid battle
Learn your lessons, rosemary, rosary beads
Say your blessing, my mouth’s a weapon, spit many bars a second
Or mini bombs that blow up through your speakers when they land in
The sound of cannons, this rhymes a metaphor for challenge and inner balance
Civilize the mind, make the body savage
Fucking bastards, I write poems and make em classics
Y’all sour Vlasics, perm and shower cap kids
Heard ya’ll acting like drama actress I’m the director yelling “action!”
These cats don’t know how to say nothing but “give”
The ignorant cover their ears, the militant see with their fears
The children fight wars, they parents fight tears
The soldiers buy whores, their fathers buy beers for drowning their cares
Why rest? Roll up cess, relieve stress
This the Wild West, with beef comes guns and d-tecs
Conquest, release arms, ya wan test
Dead the conflict, in these palms I hold death
Your assignment: Take these bombs and these straps
Strap em to your ribcage arms and your back
Then run into a crowd, this note, repeat that
It reads “This a gift from God” then blow em with these steps
First, ignite the charge then wait for like three breaths
Next, brace for the shock by grabbing a bitch legs
Last but not least it don’t need to be said
But make peace with whatever you wish cause you dead
And that’s cause whatever I spit release shreds
That explode from my center at speeds that beat lead
I’ll never fold, I just bend with the wind like a tree branch
And dig roots that be deeper than under the sea depths
Revolver holstered on my side while I’m able to take breath
I’ll be ready for the 1266
Gun Speak https://silenciobarnes.net/music/gun-speak/ Tue, 05 Jan 2010 09:16:59 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1248 https://silenciobarnes.net/music/gun-speak/#comments https://silenciobarnes.net/music/gun-speak/feed/ 4 <p>Gun Speak Lyrics by Silencio Barnes Act 1 Scene 1: You think I sleep You breathe you speak some shit to me Next scene you bleed then cease to be Your team can preach your history One scope one beam and a chance to squeeze One shot to the throat disconnect your scream Stick a knife to your hopes and dissect your dreams Turn your life into memories In a crowd broad day I’ll bang the heat Down a dark hallway I’ll drag your feet Through a dark doorway, here have a seat Then I use my tools to divide […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net/music/gun-speak/">Gun Speak</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net">SilencioBarnes</a>.</p> Gun Speak Lyrics by Silencio Barnes Act 1 Scene 1: You think I sleep You breathe you speak some shit to me Next scene you bleed then cease to be Your team can preach your history One scope one beam and a chance to squeeze One shot to the throat disconn... Act 1 Scene 1: You think I sleep
You breathe you speak some shit to me
Next scene you bleed then cease to be
Your team can preach your history
One scope one
beam and a chance to squeeze
One shot to the throat disconnect your scream
Stick a knife to your hopes and dissect your dreams
Turn your life into memories
In a crowd broad day I’ll bang the heat
Down a dark hallway I’ll drag your feet
Through a dark doorway, here have a seat
Then I use my tools to divide your meat
No vest no chest no chance to flee
I’ll leave your thoughts leaking on your jeans
I’ll leave your corpse on a stranger’s feet
And leave your soul on a gentle breeze
The gun speak steel cheeks blow out heat
Turn your brains into lunchmeat all out beef
You turn dinner scrap bleed you cook then eat
Feed you to the beast then digest your meat
Forever gunplay the tech spit any given Sunday
The restless die over money
The reckless die being dummies
Direct hits from the 9 leave em ugly and so unlovely
Ain’t shit sweet or funny, whole clips
From the chamber into your tummy, hold this
Connected like gin and rummy
The best shit since the last time I dicked down your newest bunny
I can leave you bleeding sonny,  masked up
I can leave you broke and bummy, tough luck
You a thug when  you with your homies, get stuck
Then you change like cutie honey, ya dumb fuck
Where that army you claim as company
A bunch youngins, like plants all they do is stay green and hungry
Like ants with no queen or country
Ya’ll work towards nothing then die underneath the sunbeam
The gun speak steel cheeks blow out heat
Turn your brains into lunchmeat all out beef
You turn dinner scrap bleed you cook then eat
Feed you to the beast then digest your meat
I beg you please stop running your lips
Cause when your lips run the shells come run in your flesh
You don’t want it with this
I’ll leave your mama with a memory and fatherless kids
You’se a no-name nigga
No games hold flames propane spitter
Hoop ride whipper
My bitch by my side with the two 9’s  gripped up
I paint a better picture
Colors so vibrant you see it more clearer
My niggas still riding the beef more thicker
Stab it with a fork,]]> SilencioBarnes 3:33 1248 Where Do We Go (3Interpretations) https://silenciobarnes.net/music/where-do-we-go-3interpretations/ Wed, 30 Dec 2009 22:46:08 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1234 https://silenciobarnes.net/music/where-do-we-go-3interpretations/#comments https://silenciobarnes.net/music/where-do-we-go-3interpretations/feed/ 3 <p>Where Do We Go aka 3Interpretations Where Do We Go (Interpretations) by SilencioBarnes Where Do We Go? Who knows. For more info about this song, including lyrics, the video, alternate downloads, the instrumental and the acappella – go to: http://silenciobarnes.com/music/where-do-we-go-3interpretations Lyrics for “Where Do We Go (3Interpretations)” I got love for every motherfucker born from the first Until they try to kill my peace then they’ll be under the dirt I’m one with the Earth, I kill time hating my birth I write rhymes just to put my pain into the verse Unharnessed aggression, trapped alive, livings my curse Catch […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net/music/where-do-we-go-3interpretations/">Where Do We Go (3Interpretations)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net">SilencioBarnes</a>.</p> Where Do We Go aka 3Interpretations Where Do We Go (Interpretations) by SilencioBarnes Where Do We Go? Who knows. For more info about this song, including lyrics, the video, alternate downloads, the instrumental and the acappella – go to: http://silenc...
Where Do We Go aka 3Interpretations

Where Do We Go (Interpretations) by SilencioBarnes
Where Do We Go? Who knows. For more info about this song, including lyrics, the video, alternate downloads, the instrumental and the acappella – go to: http://silenciobarnes.com/music/where-do-we-go-3interpretations




Lyrics for “Where Do We Go (3Interpretations)”
I got love for every motherfucker born from the first
Until they try to kill my peace then they’ll be under the dirt
I’m one with the Earth, I kill time hating my birth
I write rhymes just to put my pain into the verse
Unharnessed aggression, trapped alive, livings my curse
Catch a vibe when another nigga’s thinking the worst
I get live when I think I’m under threat of the hearse
I pop the 9 at the air and hope the heavens’ll burst
I’m living in hell, don’t want to be living in jail
Calling up everyone I know try’na make bail
Balance the scales, I want dough, bigger than whales
Larger than four oceans, longer than rails
Why it seems like the whole world hoping I fail
I was raised from the dust, dirt under my nails
I won’t scream when I’m hurt nor when I’m kicking the pail
It might just be my time to die, no longer hungry for meals
Where do we go we don’t know
We live we die we high and we low
We hot we cold we rise then we fold
We grow but where we go we don’t know
Resurrected as a physical being
I’ve been molested mentally by things my eyes couldn’t see
I hardly believe that when I go my mind doesn’t breathe
If I believed in nothing then I wouldn’t hardly be me
Awake and I see what life’s like it swings in a breeze
Black and bitter, like strange fruit hanging from trees
But in my dreams I can see the infinite seas
In the nothing that’s between the thoughts that keep us diseased
I write the poetry that keeps me at ease
My genius is locked, I’m still out searching for the right fitting keys
Walking these streets guided by the whispers of leaves
Avoiding the beast hired by the powers that be
When I cease to sleep I am deceased
When I do rest between sets once again I am released
She didn’t cry, she said I’m finally free
She touched my hand gave a shudder then she died under hospital sheets
Where do we go we don’t know
We live we die we high and we low
We hot we cold we rise then we fold
We grow but where we go we don’t know
Nerve to skin, death within, that’s the eternal track
The seeds grow not knowing of the wisdom they lack
Cause they fail to learn the lessons from past, Or lessons of Math
So they never know to pick a new path
Soul in stale growth what’s keeping you back
In the hood its sneakers and crack not discussing beef with Iraq
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SilencioBarnes Audio Blog 002 https://silenciobarnes.net/audio-blog/silenciobarnes-audio-blog-002/ Wed, 10 Sep 2008 01:30:26 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1390 https://silenciobarnes.net/audio-blog/silenciobarnes-audio-blog-002/#comments https://silenciobarnes.net/audio-blog/silenciobarnes-audio-blog-002/feed/ 6 <p>This is a audio blog post – partial transcription below It’s ya boy Silence, silenciobarnes whatever whatever September 9th 2008 – 9:30 pm Da usual – bored, broke and sober   Went to New York over the weekend Saw my peoples Got reminded of exactly where it was I came from You know Like Dreams disappearing, fiends just appearing out of thin white smoke And they need what you giving but you need what they giving Hamiltons, Jacksons, Grants, Franklins thank for the business 12 and thirteen  – young adult girls but they think they grown women And they shaped […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net/audio-blog/silenciobarnes-audio-blog-002/">SilencioBarnes Audio Blog 002</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net">SilencioBarnes</a>.</p> This is a audio blog post – partial transcription below It’s ya boy Silence, silenciobarnes whatever whatever September 9th 2008 – 9:30 pm Da usual – bored, broke and sober   Went to New York over the weekend Saw my peoples Got reminded of exactly wher...
This is a audio blog post – partial transcription below
It’s ya boy Silence, silenciobarnes whatever whatever
September 9th 2008 – 9:30 pm
Da usual – bored, broke and sober
 
Went to New York over the weekend
Saw my peoples
Got reminded of exactly where it was I came from
You know
Like
Dreams disappearing,
fiends just appearing out of thin white smoke And they need what you giving but you need what they giving
Hamiltons, Jacksons, Grants, Franklins thank for the business
12 and thirteen  –
young adult girls but they think they grown women And they shaped like grown women –
Desire turn to sex, sex turns to life and the babies having babies and they think they have feelings
For a nigga that think he a killa, Think he a grown ass man and he think he a dealer
but really he just trapped in a river, Called life where he born in a place that traps him forever Cause he can’t see past what he isn’t
Then ends life trapped in a prison maybe not the kind with the bars but he still can’t forget that he feels life HAS to forgive him
But that’s the same dude I grew up with I have to forgive him cause I came from the same type of vision
The same life the same hopes the same passion same cryogenics, frozen having sex with the same kind of mistress
We call her death she bears witness to this crazed type of living
May life bless and raise our children – cause it seems that we can’t really raise our own limits
We Can’t fly
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SilencioBarnes Audio Blog 001 https://silenciobarnes.net/audio-blog/silenciobarnes-audio-blog-001/ Sun, 31 Aug 2008 18:41:13 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1376 https://silenciobarnes.net/audio-blog/silenciobarnes-audio-blog-001/#comments https://silenciobarnes.net/audio-blog/silenciobarnes-audio-blog-001/feed/ 12 <p>This is a audio blog post – transcription below – This is an audio blog. SilencioBarnes – Pretty much just…bored. Sunday, August 31 2008 – 14:41 Most of y’all would still consider this Saturday night, but…yea…I don’t know 🙂 Silenciobarnes, more bored than a wood carver’s barn Heineken and tobacco but he wish he had traum Late night steady wishing for the following morn Steady living but he wish he had more – I’m kinda horny too, daydreams of fucking you raw I’ll assume that you know who you are About to go to the store Red Bull or a […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net/audio-blog/silenciobarnes-audio-blog-001/">SilencioBarnes Audio Blog 001</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net">SilencioBarnes</a>.</p> This is a audio blog post – transcription below – This is an audio blog. SilencioBarnes – Pretty much just…bored. Sunday, August 31 2008 – 14:41 Most of y’all would still consider this Saturday night, but…yea…I don’t know 🙂 Silenciobarnes,
This is a audio blog post – transcription below –

This is an audio blog. SilencioBarnes – Pretty much just…bored.
Sunday, August 31 2008 – 14:41
Most of y’all would still consider this Saturday night, but…yea…I don’t know 🙂
Silenciobarnes, more bored than a wood carver’s barn
Heineken and tobacco but he wish he had traum
Late night steady wishing for the following morn
Steady living but he wish he had more –
I’m kinda horny too, daydreams of fucking you raw
I’ll assume that you know who you are
About to go to the store
Red Bull or a Monster of course
I’m a need it when I stay up till dawn
My arteries clogged my lungs in a fog
I’m a mess, need a straight jacket hand cuffs and muzzle just to silence the god
– This is Silence the God
And the boredom so thick you can cut it like a blade through the heart
True story I feel desperate and loss
I went to the bar with a twenty dollar bill for a drink and a talk
Just to chill, but I feel strange in these parts and unwelcome
Like a ghost in a house or a drunk in a park
All I need is some weed and a chick with a car
And a ass and a brain and original thoughts
Come and braid my hair or lets take us a walk
Or tell me about your life and the battles you fought
I’m sicker than a necrophile raping a corpse
Yet sweeter than the love that you lost
Bitter like the taste of a love that is forced
Or the feel of a lovers remorse
I get’s blunted of course
And can deal with both sides of the force
I can build with the best but my paper is short
So I’m a build me a nest and pray to I for support
Glory be as I travel my course, now let’s get it
SilencioBarnes – I wanna shout out all my social networking friends and those of you that support me and let me know that you feeling the kid. I appreciate the love.
To all my haters, if any of you exist, continue doing what you doing.
To all of you that don’t like me or got some sort of problem with me, for whatever reason…fuck you, eat a dick.
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On Nature https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/on-nature/ Tue, 05 Aug 2008 05:57:00 +0000 http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=178344575&blogID=421158630 https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/on-nature/#respond https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/on-nature/feed/ 0 <p>On Nature Growing till crescendo It’s consuming more and more It cannot see beyond its window It ignores all open doors It’s been climbing towards an apex Since it crawled up from the shores Adherent first, then master next Then driven to explore It evolves as it ingests It learns to see in metaphor Exploration turns conquest Its survival becomes a war A parasite that kills its host Yet it assumes it will endure Matricidal, yet it boasts Of how its intentions are pure By killing life, it kills itself Revealing its own inner flaw By killing life, it kills […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/on-nature/">On Nature</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net">SilencioBarnes</a>.</p> On Nature Growing till crescendo It’s consuming more and more It cannot see beyond its window It ignores all open doors It’s been climbing towards an apex Since it crawled up from the shores Adherent first, On Nature
Growing till crescendo
It’s consuming more and more
It cannot see beyond its window
It ignores all open doors
It’s been climbing towards an apex
Since it crawled up from the shores
Adherent first, then master next
Then driven to explore
It evolves as it ingests
It learns to see in metaphor
Exploration turns conquest
Its survival becomes a war
A parasite that kills its host
Yet it assumes it will endure
Matricidal, yet it boasts
Of how its intentions are pure
By killing life, it kills itself
Revealing its own inner flaw
By killing life, it kills itself
Revealing its own inner flaw
Touch upon the fabric
Tight knitted from the corpse
Of a god whose fingers weaved
The breath of life then set its course
Lungs of trees that breathe and birth
The breath of those that need its force
They kill those beings and kill their dreams
Then seek another source
They chop the flesh of kings that speak
With sunlight through their leaves
They poison their own air and think
That’s just the thing they need
They feel the loss but ignore the pain
And they plain refuse to grieve
They look to the stars instead and dream
Of what they can achieve by being thieves
By killing life, they kill themselves
Revealing their own inner flaws
By killing life, they kill themselves
Revealing their own inner flaws
He raised his hand and cursed the land
He applies his mind to destruction
He understands that he is man
And prone to pure corruption
He plants his seeds and from the surface bursts
Man-made constructions
That crumble just like any vision made real
Through man’s induction
Life interrupted
Death intervened
On behalf of assumptions
That he is the king
Of the land
Of the seas
Of the grass
And the trees
Of the Heavens and Earths
But his existence is perverse
He commits treason by his birth
And thinks the reason is his worth
By killing life, he kills himself
Revealing his own inner flaws
By killing life, he kills himself
Revealing his own inner flaws

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Mirrors https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/mirrors/ Sun, 18 Mar 2007 21:17:00 +0000 http://dummy.silenciobarnes.com/2007/03/mirrors.html https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/mirrors/#comments https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/mirrors/feed/ 3 <p>Mirrors I see god multiplied a trillion times Each time I look into the mirror Each word grinds against each man’s knowing Until each man’s doings reflect me I see skies that reflect the brilliance of each man’s mind Clouds that rain the tears of each mans eyes Salty rivers that flow between the shores of each mans sighs Mimicking the tears I cry Each man that died left pieces of me That consolidate and coincide with my own memories So I am history made flesh and stuck on repeat I am death made life supernatural energy I am shallow […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/mirrors/">Mirrors</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net">SilencioBarnes</a>.</p> Mirrors I see god multiplied a trillion times Each time I look into the mirror Each word grinds against each man’s knowing Until each man’s doings reflect me I see skies that reflect the brilliance of each man’s mind Clouds that rain the tears of each ...


I see god multiplied a trillion times
Each time I look into the mirror
Each word grinds against each man’s knowing
Until each man’s doings reflect me
I see skies that reflect the brilliance of each man’s mind
Clouds that rain the tears of each mans eyes
Salty rivers that flow between the shores of each mans sighs
Mimicking the tears I cry
Each man that died left pieces of me
That consolidate and coincide with my own memories
So I am history made flesh and stuck on repeat
I am death made life supernatural energy
I am shallow made depth unnaturally deep
Breathless he died but some how I am he
“So breathe,” I tell myself as he watches me behind the glass
“Please!” Pleads my ghost for he wants to pass
Like time and like tide, like seasons that last
From the first to the grave, future to past
My thought be computer that crashed like Phoenix to ash
Rebooted new user repeated new data gets keyed then deleted
Never new but rehashed
Reverse then rebirth we regurgitate lies
We rehearse for the hearse as we act out our lives
Rewind then revise, restructured design
Reconstructed from minds that exist throughout time
Was I born when my father released in her thighs
Or when his father danced with grandmother and died
Melted to death in the pool of her eyes
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Serpent’s Tongue https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/serpents-tongue/ Wed, 14 Mar 2007 10:00:00 +0000 http://dummy.silenciobarnes.com/2007/03/in-the-beginning-serpents-tongue-an-abecedarian.html https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/serpents-tongue/#respond https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/serpents-tongue/feed/ 0 <p>Serpent’s Tongue Apple of eyes, fruit of the womb Beneath petalum lashes Color consumes Declaration of absence from Earth’s metal tomb Forgotten, a past that is Gone all too soon Hell is predicted one dark afternoon Inhaled by the victim Justified by the tension then Killed by the witness Legalized and consumed Made into a prison that spells out our doom Named “He is Risen” we followed like fools Opened the sepulcher Pandora entombed by her own curiosity Questioned by whom Rescinded by one yet accepted by two Said man and said woman The serpent’s dark croon Unlimited knowledge it […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/serpents-tongue/">Serpent’s Tongue</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net">SilencioBarnes</a>.</p> Serpent’s Tongue Apple of eyes, fruit of the womb Beneath petalum lashes Color consumes Declaration of absence from Earth’s metal tomb Forgotten, a past that is Gone all too soon Hell is predicted one dark afternoon Inhaled by the victim Justified by t...
Serpent’s Tongue
Apple of eyes, fruit of the womb
Beneath petalum lashes
Color consumes
Declaration of absence from
Earth’s metal tomb
Forgotten, a past that is
Gone all too soon
Hell is predicted one dark afternoon
Inhaled by the victim
Justified by the tension then
Killed by the witness
Legalized and consumed
Made into a prison that spells out our doom
Named “He is Risen” we followed like fools
Opened the sepulcher
Pandora entombed by her own curiosity
Questioned by whom
Rescinded by one yet accepted by two
Said man and said woman
The serpent’s dark croon
Unlimited knowledge it sang was our due
Venom so sweet that it sang to our souls
Water and dirt sprang forth man, it was so
Xenophobe made them alike to himself
Yet left them with naught in their brains but their souls
Zenith of innocence lost to us all
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Serpent’s Tongue Remix
Here’s a version of Serpent’s Tongue that a friend of mines set to music. I plan to use it, and other tracks, in a project called SilentFilm.

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Final Notice https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/final-notice/ Sun, 10 Dec 2006 21:40:44 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=947 https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/final-notice/#respond https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/final-notice/feed/ 0 <p>Final Notice I saw Death caress the neck of her The rest of her rest in peace within the sepulcher “Love lost love gained,” sang the messenger The one truth is that pain is the lecturer Fame is the death of us Chained to the nebula Ocean deep is he who sees through the veil of us But never takes it off Laid upon a bed of myrrh Stars flowing through my veins where the final war Will be fought upon the plains of my darkest thoughts “Make it stop,” screamed the child as his eyes watched on But it […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/final-notice/">Final Notice</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net">SilencioBarnes</a>.</p> Final Notice I saw Death caress the neck of her The rest of her rest in peace within the sepulcher “Love lost love gained,” sang the messenger The one truth is that pain is the lecturer Fame is the death of us Chained to the nebula Ocean deep is he who...

Final Notice
I saw Death caress the neck of her
The rest of her rest in peace within the sepulcher
“Love lost love gained,” sang the messenger
The one truth is that pain is the lecturer
Fame is the death of us
Chained to the nebula
Ocean deep is he who sees through the veil of us
But never takes it off
Laid upon a bed of myrrh
Stars flowing through my veins where the final war
Will be fought upon the plains of my darkest thoughts
“Make it stop,” screamed the child as his eyes watched on
But it did not; instead it fades into the final chorus
The final song the final days the final silent opus
The final grave the final night the final hocus pocus
Alakazam this final prayer is your final notice
So take heed
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The Speech https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/the-speech/ Sat, 09 Dec 2006 01:02:18 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=912 https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/the-speech/#respond https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/the-speech/feed/ 0 <p>The Speech I’m tired in an empty seat It’s full of me, but I’m dozing off So I can’t see I’d rather sleep Instead of hearing What you got to say I wanna leave Give me room Let a person breathe I’m suffering Suffocating on the Empty words Distracted daze Got me in a cage Of passive verbs Let me out Let me live free And be me Let me eat Let me practice What I never preach Let me breathe Let me see what I wanna see Let me swim Let me fly Let my prescience seep Into the […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/the-speech/">The Speech</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net">SilencioBarnes</a>.</p> The Speech I’m tired in an empty seat It’s full of me, but I’m dozing off So I can’t see I’d rather sleep Instead of hearing What you got to say I wanna leave Give me room Let a person breathe I’m suffering Suffocating on the Empty words Distracted daz... The Speech

I’m tired in an empty seat
It’s full of me, but I’m dozing off
So I can’t see
I’d rather sleep
Instead of hearing
What you got to say
I wanna leave
Give me room
Let a person breathe
I’m suffering
Suffocating on the
Empty words
Distracted daze
Got me in a cage
Of passive verbs
Let me out
Let me live free
And be me
Let me eat
Let me practice
What I never preach
Let me breathe
Let me see what
I wanna see
Let me swim
Let me fly
Let my prescience seep
Into the sky
Let my roots
Sink forever deep
Let me drink
Let me die
A forever sleep
It get’s me high
When they talk about
What they don’t know
About my chance
About my fate
About where I can go
I wanna laugh
Wanna cry
Wanna cut the throat
Of the Man
Understand
This is how it goes
Let me live
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Pon the Page https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/pon-the-page/ Sun, 21 May 2006 16:51:52 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=737 https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/pon-the-page/#respond https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/pon-the-page/feed/ 0 <p>Pon the Page In the air it floats A whisper of a hope But it screams in my ear As if the river forms its throat Splashing through my thought I echo what it taught From my mouth is birthed The verse of all that’s written I am caught Trapped amidst the lines Locked behind the words Yet flying free the word and me As distant as the birds That mock me with their songs Of freedom since long gone Of dancing pon the ocean floor With tides that float along And ties that bind my work And ridicule my […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/pon-the-page/">Pon the Page</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net">SilencioBarnes</a>.</p> Pon the Page In the air it floats A whisper of a hope But it screams in my ear As if the river forms its throat Splashing through my thought I echo what it taught From my mouth is birthed The verse of all that’s written I am caught Trapped amidst the l...
Pon the Page
In the air it floats
A whisper of a hope
But it screams in my ear
As if the river forms its throat
Splashing through my thought
I echo what it taught
From my mouth is birthed
The verse of all that’s written
I am caught
Trapped amidst the lines
Locked behind the words
Yet flying free the word and me
As distant as the birds
That mock me with their songs
Of freedom since long gone
Of dancing pon the ocean floor
With tides that float along
And ties that bind my work
And ridicule my worth
Pon the page is laid a testament
That spells my written curse
I die of thirst that must be quenched
The audience my crutch
I lean upon the open rift
And fall through ink stained touch
ver 1.00
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Missing You https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/missing-you/ Wed, 20 Jul 2005 20:00:00 +0000 http://dummy.silenciobarnes.com/2007/03/missing-you.html https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/missing-you/#comments https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/missing-you/feed/ 4 <p>Missing You I miss that look that was always on your face Right before you hopped in the ride The curves of your shape, my grip on your waist The way you was moving them thighs I miss your smile, the way you played Those games you played with my time How you told me no, but really meant yes And always changing your mind I miss those nights just sitting back Talking this, not speaking that But thinking back, I really miss Those time when we were just relaxed I miss you more than I miss my youth Would kiss […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/missing-you/">Missing You</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net">SilencioBarnes</a>.</p> Missing You I miss that look that was always on your face Right before you hopped in the ride The curves of your shape, my grip on your waist The way you was moving them thighs I miss your smile, the way you played Those games you played with my time H...
Missing You
I miss that look that was always on your face
Right before you hopped in the ride
The curves of your shape, my grip on your waist
The way you was moving them thighs
I miss your smile, the way you played
Those games you played with my time
How you told me no, but really meant yes
And always changing your mind
I miss those nights just sitting back
Talking this, not speaking that
But thinking back, I really miss
Those time when we were just relaxed
I miss you more than I miss my youth
Would kiss you all and release in you
Everything I have just to join our roots
So we can born and conceive a truce
That includes us both strictly me and you
I miss that walk, and I miss that smile
And I miss that ass it would drive me wild
And I miss your kiss your touch your lips
And I miss your moan how you turn and twist
And I miss you running to escape the dick
And I miss those hips, I really miss you miss
And you know what I miss most of all
The way you would go down and show me love
Moving your head in time with us
And I love you for that, way more than you know
Because in that one single act you have gained all my trust
You have shown me your like can be tempered by lust
You have shown me that you could pleasure us both
Just by pleasuring me and that’s pleasure itself
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Phoenix I https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/phoenix-i/ Wed, 20 Apr 2005 22:11:00 +0000 http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=178344575&blogID=426123914 https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/phoenix-i/#respond https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/phoenix-i/feed/ 0 <p>Phoenix I Fastest the horse of time That races nose to nose with I The first to cross that finish line Pre ordained I re define Myself to host my dream’s desires I quote my hopes from childish rhymes “I wish I may I wish I might” I said that night beneath your skies Dissolved into my base components Sub atomic parts’ divulgence We are all the same But motion causes things to change I wither on this page of rage Passive though it may be I quiver from the strangest things Like your aura passing me Within this brick […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/phoenix-i/">Phoenix I</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net">SilencioBarnes</a>.</p> Phoenix I Fastest the horse of time That races nose to nose with I The first to cross that finish line Pre ordained I re define Myself to host my dream’s desires I quote my hopes from childish rhymes “I wish I may I wish I might” I said that night bene...
Phoenix I

Fastest the horse of time
That races nose to nose with I
The first to cross that finish line
Pre ordained
I re define
Myself to host my dream’s desires
I quote my hopes from childish rhymes
“I wish I may I wish I might”
I said that night beneath your skies
Dissolved into my base components
Sub atomic parts’ divulgence
We are all the same
But motion causes things to change
I wither on this page of rage
Passive though it may be
I quiver from the strangest things
Like your aura passing me
Within this brick and mortar maze
Of lives lived tragically
Salvation graced my inner gaze
She sassed me frankly stole my aim
And asked succinctly
“Who’s to blame?”
“Not I” said I
To my own shame
It’s vision summarily blurred
My future died years ago
My past has passed away and now
My ego lives in word
My id has underlined my brain
And crossed my t’s and dotted i’s
Teacher to my heart and pain
It instructs my nerves to conduct my frame
To power legs to walk pass cries
Of help and hurt and all that’s sane
Or considered such by those that lie
I think of self leave all behind
This is my day and age
For me to live my life
Selfish you may say
But I have quite too often tried
To do the things your way
So today I die reborn in flames
Phoenix I
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Empty of Heart – Poetry https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/empty-of-heart/ Wed, 22 Dec 2004 20:14:00 +0000 http://dummy.silenciobarnes.com/2007/04/empty-of-heart.html https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/empty-of-heart/#comments https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/empty-of-heart/feed/ 2 <p>Empty of Heart Empty of heart is he that states That he will but does not Church and state will rebuild The Earth and take what they killed Rebirth a clone of man’s will and Worse claim that it’s real and Works but only until it works Then maybe the cycle will end When the lust to take lose retake And claim dominion fades Maybe something better begins When the greed consumes itself And the sheep seek better ways Instead of simply hoping to see better days But what calls men to action What must be lost before they rise […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/empty-of-heart/">Empty of Heart – Poetry</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://silenciobarnes.net">SilencioBarnes</a>.</p> Empty of Heart Empty of heart is he that states That he will but does not Church and state will rebuild The Earth and take what they killed Rebirth a clone of man’s will and Worse claim that it’s real and Works but only until it works Then maybe the cy...
Empty of heart is he that states
That he will but does not
Church and state will rebuild
The Earth and take what they killed
Rebirth a clone of man’s will and
Worse claim that it’s real and
Works but only until it works
Then maybe the cycle will end
When the lust to take lose retake
And claim dominion fades
Maybe something better begins
When the greed consumes itself
And the sheep seek better ways
Instead of simply hoping to see better days
But what calls men to action
What must be lost before they rise
And take their satisfaction
Which faction dies before the lies
Are seen as manufactured
That is to say, where is the brave
To take the initial pain
That incites that initial rage
About Empty of Heart
While short, I was always a fan of this particular piece of poetry —
Here’s a mix that my good friend Zapruder Film made of it – I consider it as a part of an initiative I call SilentFilm (it’s kind of on hiatus at the moment)
You can also hear it on SoundCloud –
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