Onward and Upward: Mental and Emotional Health Awareness

Onward and Upward: Mental and Emotional Health Awareness

Onward and Upward is track 5 on my Freshman LP, S.M.A.B.O.I..

Onward and Upward is a song reaching out to those who have suffered from mental and emotional health issues, anxiety, depression, bipolar and borderline personality disorder. 100% of all proceeds from streaming and sales of this track are being donated to charities that focus on suicide prevention and help for those who have mental and emotional issues, or are supporting them.

Do you have experiences with this sensitive subject? Please reach out in the comments!

Onward and Upward: Emotional Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention

Lyrics for Onward and Upward

Track 5, S.M.A.B.O.I. LP

VERSE 1

It’s a given…
Even uninvested, it reduces me to ribbons
Yet another test of a proof that’s misgiven
One minute you’re blessed,
the next you been driven
to a place disgraced; losin faith in the livin

A simple lil thing can wriggle deep in the brain
A dimple, a crinkle, the brink of disdain
A pimple on the face of all beauty, insane,
Won’t complain, there’s no use, it’s all in vain

So tell me, now, how do I make the world right
Please show me a way to get home in this night
I’m deaf and bereft of the sense of my sight
On an edge of a ledge looking down at the height

Everything I knew feels so damn wrong
Losing a reason to put words to song
It’s been so long, I’m not strong, and I can’t go on
But MY STORY ISN’T OVER YET


CHORUS

I’ve been found
And now I’m moving onward and upward somehow
I’m going on without regrets

Turn it around…
I will find the strength to recover some ground,
My story isn’t over yet

Don’t believe the voice inside your head
Won’t conceive the choice unless you let it own you
Nobody rejoices when they’re dead
So please don’t leave…
Cuz I need you just as much as you need me


REFRAIN

Life is a sky dive
Love is a hang glide
Grip on the rip tide
Try not to back slide
Reach, fall, laugh, cry
So quick it pass by
Live, love and then die
Why bother ask why?


VERSE 2

Every single day I die a little inside
And I hide, can’t confide,
it conflicts with my pride, it’s silly

Many people say a lie to comfort the mind
But I’ve tried, I can’t find
Any trick to apply, but really

When we play these games
it’s corrupting my heart
Just don’t start, it ain’t smart
There’s no gift to impart, no healing

And I’m in pain but can’t give up on my part
Gotta stay in my lane
Or this world I’ll depart, unfeeling

Soul’s on fire and my heart’s on ice
Never told me where you end for startin out nice
Cuz I’m lost and I’m lit and I’m locked in a vice
See, I got this gift, but it’s spent at a price
Forgot how to learn, learned how to entice
Cowards, criminals, powerless mice,
Wonder where I left my self respect
But my story isn’t over yet


CHORUS

I’ve been found
And now I’m moving onward and upward somehow
I’m going on without regrets

Turn it around…
I will find the strength to recover some ground,
My story isn’t over yet

Don’t believe the voice inside your head
Won’t conceive the choice unless you let it own you
Nobody rejoices when they’re dead
So please don’t leave…
Cuz I need you just as much as you need me


REFRAIN

Life is a sky dive
Love is a hang glide
Grip on the rip tide
Try not to back slide
Reach, fall, laugh, cry
So quick it pass by
Live, love and then die
Why bother ask why?


VERSE 3

Lookin at a game that’s beaten you
Nothin really changed, I’m needin you
Can’t see any aim we’re speedin to
Seems we both dream of demons, too
That’s the thing with fame, it needs us to
Exchange our claim on freedom, soon
The fangs just drain the seed from you
Gotta be insane to feed it fuel

Every little molehill grows in might
Suddenly the sun runs out of light
Rising up, the mountain fills your sight
Outta reach, the dawn turns into night
Child of peace, raised by war and blight
Sides of me fade, while others take flight
Signs of scenes gray, with each new fright
Do I even have what it takes to fight


CHORUS

I’ve been found
And now I’m moving onward and upward somehow
I’m going on without regrets

Turn it around…
I will find the strength to recover some ground,
My story isn’t over yet

Don’t believe the voice inside your head
Won’t conceive the choice unless you let it own you
Nobody rejoices when they’re dead
So please don’t leave…
Cuz I need you just as much as you need me


Other tracks and lyrics from the S.M.A.B.O.I. LP:


SmaBoi is a Conscious Rap Indie Hiphop Artist from Norwalk, CT

I write various political rhymes and tracks filled with conscious rap, using superhuman syncopation to bring the station of the nation out of altercations and into illumination.

I enjoy beatboxing and live-looping human sounds, especially at music festivals. My technique blends genres, including ghetto funk, soul, rap, jazz, blues, disco, and traditional EDM / mainroom / dubstep / drum ‘n bass sounds, mixed in with my hiphop, to create a unique flavor.

If I had to sum up my genre of music in one word, it would be Tribalcore (and that’s why it’s the title of my next album, coming later this year in 2019!)

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SmaBoi is the original founder of llnnll records and Saints’ Temple Studios. He has been producing music since 2002, but started releasing music as SmaBoi in 2016. Based out of Norwalk CT, his musical style blends concepts from many genres: EDM, Hiphop, Electronica, Glitch, Trap, Funk, Soul, Jazz and his unique abilities for superhuman syncopation.
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