Horizons

by Citizen X

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Citizen X's debut EP 'Horizons' finds him thoughtfully poised to become a major player amongst his peers on the Byron Bay Hip Hop scene. His knack for smooth raps and catchy hooks shines as he paints both the light and the shade of his life in one of Australias most beautiful and culturally vibrant coastal towns. Get on board and catch a ride...

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released August 24, 2015

Written, recorded and mixed by Citizen X.
Beats 1, 2 & 4 produced by Hamley.
Beats 3 & 5 produced by Quexxxt.
Mastered by Charles Daly.
Cover by Paredolia Visuals.

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Track Name: Ash Ketchum
Hey yo the winters over, the summers on its way,
Splendours been and gone another year I'm in The Bay
casa cerebro perdido, the house of Lost Brain
it's a new thing we doing cool things we're not the same
as these other suckers serve em up a bit of supper
taking all that bread though.. taking this professional
stacking up some decimals so i can chill like eskimos
man this got me feeling like 'dam',
this gotta be my year, I'm a juggernaut I swear
hear the ocean in my ear, feel the salty in my hair
breathe it in in my air, blue like this one Afends shirt that I wear
time to time, with them black jeans I like
and Ghost Nikes, I coast by, just Z-Flexing
hoping that them officers in blue don't look in my direction
cause I don't want no trouble I just want to rule my section

DJ chuck on this selection
cause its real and its smooth and its cooler than the next one
DJ chuck on this selection
so the ladies in the house and the gents they can get some

DJ chuck on this selection
cause I'm trying to be the best at what I do like Ash Ketchum
DJ chuck on this selection
I don't want no trouble I just want to rule my section

This town give me an erection
living near the beach make me feel my life's a blessing
when i'm feeling down or some drama got me stressing
some time amongst the waves always helps relieve the pressure
..the sun tanning my complexion
make me feel my life is sweet, kinda like confection
and it sorta is even with its imperfections
as long as i get through my trials and try to learn the lessons
That life is trying to teach me, leeches can't reach me
I'm too busy searching for my purpose like Nietzsche
but I ain't on that hippy tip or trying to get preachy
I'm just on some trippy shit thinking too deeply
There i go again, shout out to my fam and friends
they'll be with me to the end, and I do the same for them
In these Byron streets and beaches searching striving for perfection
I don't want no trouble I just want to rule my section so…

DJ chuck on this selection
cause its real and its smooth and its cooler than the next one
DJ chuck on this selection
so the ladies in the house and the gents they can get some

DJ chuck on this selection
cause I'm trying to be the best at what I do like Ash Ketchum
DJ chuck on this selection
I don't want no trouble I just want to rule my section

I hope you add my songs to your collection
play em as you go about your life and show your friends 'em
If you're from The Bay then I hope I represent ya
know the haters gonna hate thats what they do i don't resent 'em
They ain't stopped me yet and i don't think they will ever
fuck em i'm just staying on my grind getting my cheddar
in everything I do I try make forwards my direction
cause i'm trying to earn the right to be the ruler of my section

DJ chuck on this selection
cause its real and its smooth and its cooler than the next one
DJ chuck on this selection
so the ladies in the house and the gents they can get some

DJ chuck on this selection
cause I'm trying to be the best at what I do like Ash Ketchum
DJ chuck on this selection
I don't want no trouble I just want to rule my section

(Lyrics by N. Holmes)
Track Name: Lady Don't Worry
Swingset in the sunset
watching fireworks in the wind
the breeze blew your hair over your mouth
second time we kissed I felt like a fool
I was meant to be cool, meant to be smooth
What the hell happened to that plan?
Don't I rep like I'm the Captain
of my destiny every single time I'm rapping
it will all work out
girl me and you, it will all work out
we're going through things it will all work out
all work out

Lady don't worry (worry)
Even though we're working overtime (gotta make that money)
Everything'll work out (work out, work out, work out)
We're working on that now (that now, that now, that now)

You made it through study got it done
now you work three, different jobs
I'm working one doing overtime
my second job got me trying to get somewhere with these rhymes (rhymes)
Every young prince needs a dream
a princess to dance with and drive to succeed
I got it all but sometimes I think I don't
thats just me being dumb just tell me 'don't, don't'
put your finger to my lips
look me in the eye, seal it with a kiss
I can't believe I came to know you like this
I can't believe you came to know me like this
It will all work out
girl me and you, it will all work out
we're going through things it will all work out
all work out

Lady don't worry (worry)
Even though we're working overtime (gotta make that money)
Everything'll work out (work out, work out, work out)
We're working on that now (that now, that now, that now)

Viewing sunrises from rooftops
you know we know how to have fun
I feel we both know what we need to do
Tie your hair up, lets get this done..
I've never been afraid to be the man you should be my girl
We could rule the world we could have a whirl
two bodies dancing, here let me hold your hand - twirl
forget about it all for a minute now

Lady don't worry (worry)
Even though we're working overtime (gotta make that money)
Everything'll work out (work out, work out, work out)
We're working on that now (that now, that now, that now)

(Lyrics by N. Holmes)
Track Name: Weed
Like feeling real high, feeling alright,
driving in the afternoon light,
playing loud tunes, windows down
'Bitch don't kill my vibe'
Checking the surf hope there's waves to ride
but if theres not i don't mind
I can stroll to the shore take a dive
Dip to my crib, work on my rhymes
Do you remember when you first got high?
did you feel like if you tried you could fly?
or did you laugh 'til you thought you'd cry?
I was just a teen when it came in my life
Small town rebel with a skateboard
working on his first songs trying to make more
fuck homework, go skate more
get baked more, make beats and stay up late more
Go to school tired, like 'fuck it'
listen to too much Wu - bring the ruckus
go to parties, get drunken
that part of my life was so fun
I can't deny that I was broken
and guess I was kind of hopeful
that it'd blow all my problems away in a smoke ring
but it didn't, nor did drinking
Or any of the drugs that I took,
its kinda corny but deep within me,
somewhere the answer was always waiting,
its always waiting, but I'm impatient so,
I get wasted and do some dumb shit
but always pay for it in the long run
We're just young and dumb,
young and dumb, young and down to get high (get high)
Just like me back in high school
but i as I grow more wise i see theres more to life than,
hanging out and flying kites
don't get me wrong I still love getting high but
these days i'm too busy no time
I guess you could say im on my grind
I get so stressed, get so wired,
sometimes I need mary jane to unwind (unwind)..

(Lyrics by N. Holmes)
Track Name: Fights
Yo, welcome to the life of Nath,
I'm 28, been lving in The Bay 8 years - I've seen a lot
of beautiful scenery and I've smoked a whole lot of beautiful greenery
enjoying the sea and beach
You'd think I live in heaven right?
I dam near do but I work late nights
in a pizza store in the main street of town
and I seen so much crazy shit go down
that I'm nearly in-sensitised but before I go completely numb
I'm a spit a rhyme hope that is reach someone
before I see somebody die over dumb shit
like the stupid pride of a drunk or a druggy fool
man I don't know what to do
all i know is this violence isn't cool
and I know the solution is far from simple
but the way things are now cant continue

I wonder why they're fighting for?
So the girls in the street might like 'em more?
So the guys on the scene might respect 'em more?
In reality we just want the fights to stop!

I wonder why they're fighting for?
So the girls in the street might like 'em more?
So the guys on the scene might respect 'em more?
In reality we all want the fights to stop!

If you go somewhere and disrespect the culture
don't be surprised if the locals up and stomp ya
but its deeper than that the problems that we're facing
I think the heart of it lies in how fucking wasted
Everybody gets by the time its late and
then the clubs close and the punters hit the pavement
then the punches hit the faces
and the cops and security guards get run through their paces
I wouldn't want their jobs for quids
I'm more about making hot songs for the kids
but since I'm in a position to which they might listen
I try bring the truth to the light when I'm spitting
Think twice before you bring hits and kicks in
before you get done for assault or a king hit
or you could accidentally kill or get killed
its not cool being seen as fucked up and hate filled

I wonder what you're fighting for?
So the girls in the street might like ya more?
So the guys on the scene might respect ya more?
In reality we just want the fights to stop!

I wonder what you're fighting for?
So the girls in the street might like ya more?
So the guys on the scene might respect ya more?
In reality we all want the fights to stop!

We just want the fights to stop..
We all want the fights to stop..
We just want the fights to stop..
We all want the fights to stop..

(lyrics by N. Holmes)
Track Name: Switching Lanes (feat. Abe McDonald)
Uh, 18 I just got my license
reckless teenager.. high as shit
after midnight driving to my girls crib
we on E she got her hand on my…
Dropped before we left the party shouldn't of… fuck it
I just finished high school i'm bullet proof, love it!
feel i'm in a movie with a million dollar budget
cant decide if anything matters well does it
Hasn't been long since the death of my cousin
poor dude didn't even make the double dozen
never will I forget the look of his mother
my foot taps the brakes thinking of my mother
I love her, but never less always stress her out
doing dumb shit with my friends we mess about
in the streets speeding home blurred backgrounds
I don't know how I survived looking back now…

Feeling (Switching Lanes, Switching Lanes)
Nothing is the same again (How things change, How they change)
Moving so fast (Switching Lanes, Switching Lanes)
Hard to keep up, I just keep on Switching Lanes (How things change, How they change)

21 I'm in the big smoke drivin'
through the city on my way home from my shift
at an RSL pouring all types of drinks
for old folks who give the pokes their retirements
And somehow their sadness infects me
till i like to stay home when i drink
like its cool to sit alone and smoke and think
stay up late till the early sky is pink..
Thinking too much at the traffic lights again
I swear I bleed ,every time they're red
I walk through the malls, know no-one
Can't find a park, a heart or home that
I feel at home at, maybe I'll forever be a nomad
in the streets speeding past all these blurred backgrounds
I don't know how I survived as I'm looking back now..

Feeling (Switching Lanes, Switching Lanes)
Nothing is the same again (How things change, How they change)
Moving so fast (Switching Lanes, Switching Lanes)
Hard to keep up, I just keep on Switching Lanes (How things change, How they change)

Switching Lanes, Switching Lanes (Switching Lanes)
How things change, How they change (How things change)

Switching Lanes, Switching Lanes (Switching Lanes)
How things change, How they change (Oh, How things change)

Now I'm 28 and Im living in The Bay
At nights deliver pizza speed switch lanes
overtake lames, in these streets i got a name
for being cool, being smooth, slanging that slang
Cats used to doubt me, now they wanna hang
but Im too busy cold doing my thing
I wouldn't be the me that I am today though
if i got stuck, drove slow and never changed lanes yo

Feeling (Switching Lanes, Switching Lanes)
Nothing is the same again (How things change, How they change)
Moving so fast (Switching Lanes, Switching Lanes)
Hard to keep up, I just keep on Switching Lanes (How things change, How they change)

(Lyrics by N. Holmes, Additional Chorus lyrics by A. McDonald)