River On Glass

by Lateef Dameer & Nurthice

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about

I've always felt that music was about creating experiences, communicating things that say far more than words ever will. This project is the result of a communication that has been developed over the past few years between myself (Lateef) and Nurthice. Although we live in different parts of the world, (US, Bulgaria) this hasn't hindered our ability to share ideas committed to the purpose of expressing things timeless.

Lateef Dameer
March 2012

credits

released 25 March 2012
All songs produced by Nurthice

Mixing and additional vox by Nurthice

Lyrics written and performed by Lateef Dameer

Track 11 - River On Glass (Suplington Remix)
Produced by Suplington
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Track 12 - River On Glass (Joe Burn'em Remix)
Produced by Joe Burn'em
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Track 13 - River On Glass ($1 Bin Remix)
Produced by $1 Bin
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Track 14 - River On Glass (Sleepy Drumkid Alternate Take)
Produced by Sleepy Drumkid
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Album cover + Interior booklet photo's
shot by Richard J. Handler

Layouts + editing by Lateef Dameer

lateefdameer.com
facebook.com/nurthice

Released in accordance with
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Copyright 2012
All Rights Reserved
Nurthice (Y.Zanev)
Lateef Dameer (ASCAP)

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Track Name: River On Glass
A River on glass in plastic
behind the curtain
there your mask is
you wear it looking for a past tense
present perfect
a future second guessed
is it worth it?

I take a grain a salt like a diabetic
ride my blood pressure
till I burst through the heaven

no regret
just reflect
I gotta find myself before I find the suspect
live your life
at different heights
take advantage
the view doesn't come twice

who would thought that
the river could conceive
mirrors that could breathe
question and perceive
I had a dream
two came before three
you crawl before you lead
you hear before you speak

I gotta choose between
the river or the stream
the stream or the river
regardless of my choice
I navigate it free

A river on glass in plastic
behind the curtain there your mask is
you were it looking for a past tense
present perfect
a future second guessed
is it worth it?
Track Name: My Distance
How many times do I gotta win?
Just to let you know the world spins
You never give it any mention
until you see it from a distance

How many times do I gotta spin?
just to make another whirlwind
you never give it comprehension
Yo this is my distance

How many times do they blink and grin?
just because you chose to make an end
they never give you any mention
Yo this is your distance

How many times do we gotta win?
just to let them know the world spins
they never give us any mention
Yo this is our distance


Stop

I hear the wind blow
a sentence wrote in accordance
with my pen flow
fall back forward look into my window

How many times do I gotta be told
not to listen to the music?
this is my calling
not something for amusement
to birth it and use it
pinpoint illusion
make another blueprint
So,
Now I gotta flow to the movement
ride where the groove hits
in between a moment
congruent so it's soothing
this is where my voice lives
counting every tuning

How many times do I gotta win?
just to let them know the world spins
You never give it any mention
until you see it from a distance

How many times do I gotta spin
just to make another whirlwind
you never give it comprehension
Yo this is my distance

How many times do they blink and grin?
just because you chose to make an end
they never give you any mention
Yo this is your distance
Track Name: Plateau
Now I gotta call it like I see it
another rat race
a mismatched place
its not even
a fair shot played
its a clear case
so I place my bets
cause i'm not
running backwards

Yo its a cold world
I'm feeling venus
you in a fly trap?
I see the phoenix

This my plateau...

Now I gotta call it like I see it
another rat race
a mismatched place
I think it's even
I know the shots played
its a clear play
so I play my rhythm
cause I'm not
running backwards

Yo its a cold world
I'm feeling venus
you in a fly trap?
I see the phoenix

This is our plateau..
Track Name: Daydreamer
So I have dreams of flying
all within my head
then I wake up
on the wrong side of the bed
Its a headache
and i'm nauseous to waking ill
trapped in place
my train of thought
can't propel

yo my daydreams
they never hold back
they always real
my daydreams
they always hit back
it never fails

and now i'm hitting
speed limits written in braille
out of body experience
I can't tell

Yo my daydreams
they always kick back
it feels real
my daydreams
they always kick raps
it never fails

and now I gotta wake up
to see whats real
close my eyes
and see the minutes
turn from years

Yo my daydreams
they always speak back
it sounds real
my daydreams
they always dream back
it never fails

take a breath
breathe
just inhale
now I gotta wake up
to something
I can't feel
Track Name: Found
Mos of the time
people spend
fortunes, lifetimes
searching for the most obvious things

its usually right in front of them
they don't even notice...


Sit back, relax yo lets all get found
stand up, step back yo I let it be found
ayo look up look down, yo lets all get found
stand up, step back yo I let it be found
ayo look up look down, yo I let it be found
stand up, sit back yo lets all get found
ayo,
ayo lets all get found
ayo stand up, sit down, I let it be found


Stop


here's a mission
before you forget to find
whats been missing
this object could be
the price of admission
just a means to a battle
in remission
the body and the mind
know the feelings missing
logic can't comprehend
mutual feeling
intuition speaks
who tells you to listen?
the bottom of your soul
or whats between
your feeling?

Are someone else's words written
on your ceiling?
a mirror speaks
reading your bodies position
open wounds
different lengths
and incisions
an open book
full of different euphemisms
scars, stories
with optimism
we're all related
born to astigmatism
greeting a past
living to remember
excavating the present
to find a living.

sit back, relax, yo lets all get found
ayo stand up step back Yo I let it be found
ayo look up look down yo lets all get found
stand up step back yo I let it be found
ayo look up look down yo I let it be found
sit back relax yo lets all get found
ayo
ayo lets all get found
ayo sit back relax...

no more apologies
this is my melody
merging my sanity
ch-check the recipe
reflect the heavens be
sky incandescently
dream disconnected be
what gives the remedy
who funds the energy
I speak in memory
giving back collectively
until, until, until
unexpectedly
I find myself
and I leave the maze.

sit back relax ayo lets get found
stand up step back ayo let it be found
look up look down yo lets get found
ayo sit back relax yo lets all get found
stand up step back yo let it be found
look up look down yo lets get found
sit back relax yo let it be found
one
two
three
Track Name: Jigsaw
This is living life through meditation
taste the wind
and breathe a song of exclamation
now I gotta pivot
to a grin in observation
slaying dragons
cause my thoughts swim
in patience

Life is what you make it
colorblind the beholder
seems to make a palette
with only greyscale
Now i'm hearing tall tales
just to make a battle
Jagged edges playing roles
that I can't fathom

Now I gotta connect the faces
sideways, upside down to adjacent
burnt bridges nod they head
looking for replacement
clouds playing animals
rain no abatement

Life is what you make it
colorblind the beholder
seems to make a palette
with only greyscale
life is full of tall tales
you gotta fight the battle
the other half is finding
where your face
hides its shadows

a million pieces
better some than reces
trying to figure out
how I fit
what's between them
objective reason
misplaced in season
now up against the wall
repeat

Life is what you make it
I'm on a world tour
trying to find my placement
in different places
behind the faceless
I see the whole pattern
its up to me to find out
if every part matters
Track Name: Dreamswitch
This is all kind of new to me

sharing my words

perspective

reality

and vision

y'know

life is kinda like this lucid dream
thats just always waiting for you to wake up
and take notice

take hold of things
things you cherish
things that matter

the things that make you who you are

just remember

At the end of the day

You are your own validation

Its up to you

Believe
Track Name: River On Glass (Sleepy Drumkid Alternate Take)
A River on glass in plastic
behind the curtain
there your mask is
you wear it looking for a past tense
present perfect
a future second guessed
is it worth it?

I take a grain a salt like a diabetic
ride my blood pressure
till I burst through the heaven

no regret
just inflect
I gotta feel the echo
to reverberate my step
live your life
at different heights
take advantage
the view doesn't come twice

who would thought that
the river could conceive
mirrors that could breathe
question and perceive
Take a minute
watch the sun bleed
Vitamins you see
caught beneath your feet


I had a dream
two came before three
you crawl before you lead
you hear before you speak
you grow with every leap
you shine with every beat

Yo

I gotta choose between
the river or the stream
the stream or the river
regardless of my choice
I navigate it free

A river on glass in plastic
behind the curtain there your mask is
you were it looking for a past tense
present perfect
a future second guessed
is it worth it?
Track Name: Vanishing Point
voice of my mother
face of my father
biology of this rap
could it be farther?
I take the frame
paint pictures
set to a marker
it's never wishful thinking
just logic to ponder

I'm watching carousels
play just like they're imbeciles
spinning with a rhythm pitched
this description fits them well
honestly,
you couldn't find the nerve
to pick my pitch in verbs
I'm akin to haley's roots
a comet
constellation
proof

face of my mother
voice of my father
two lines converged
I call it my drama
dissonance in grey matter
i'll solve the problem