Learning to Balance

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Am I trippin?
Or is time ticking away quicker as the days go by?
I ain't gon lie, I know my busyness is blocking my bliss
Got me begging for more seconds like I’m Oliver Twist
For more of this hot commodity I'm constantly yearning
In bed watching the clock, I'm tossing and turning til it hits six but no dice
No matter how much I concentrate, I can't juice more time out of this life
Every second is a drop of fresh squeezed grace
Into a cup that looks half-full to me
But drain a few drops for each task to complete
Give a sip to each friend that I travel to meet
Look back on the week, never had me a drink
Any gaps for relaxing pass fast as a blink
Now I'm at the brink needing damage repair
My closest folks interrogating, does this man even care?
Shoot, it isn’t that I don't plan to be there
Just hard to serve and break bread while my pantry is bare
I know my family cares, I know my friends got needs
I'm trynna teach myself the world doesn't depend on me
To keep spinnin’ on its axis but that takes practice
Gotta pay as much attention as tuition and taxes
Less masking and more sharing truth in community
Less time vegging and more living fruitfully
Less emotional walls and more wise boundaries
Less overtime and more taking time-outs to breathe
From the plans and plans up on my calendar
If God is the vine, your man is a branch manager
Granted the gifts of grace, purpose and talents
Running my race but I confess, I'm still learning to balance


from Time​:​Peace, released October 19, 2018
Written and performed by Orijin
Piano by David Soliman
Mixed & mastered by Adam Pondang




Orijin Toronto, Ontario

Toronto-based Hip-Hop artist with a uniquely soulful sound and lyrical themes of peace, hope, and community.

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