Like It Should Be feat. Afika NX

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This song turned out way different than I had imagined. I had an idea of what I wanted but when I hit the studio Simz pushed me to take it to the next level. This one is definitely the jazziest on the album which I dig of course. Special thanks to Afika for bailing me out on the feature! The other MC I was working with couldn't make it to the studio at the last minute. Looks like everything turned out like it should be!

Like it should be is pretty straight forward. Let's just say it is about what things should be like.

lyrics

Verse 1:

Victory is finally mine I
Just want to take this time to rewind my
Sense of luminescence
Tell me to think of a time i
Had something that was less than divine why
Define it in the present
I re-examined our breed
Found that we been overdosin’ while the people are freed
Please...detox and relieve...breath slow
Let's talk about it after the show
Remind each other life is so

Chorus:
Just like it should be
And I cant think of any better way we could be
This kinda feeling makes the infinitely good be
Part of the reason ive been so misunderstood be - cause everything is picture perfect
Like it should be
And I cant think of any better way we could be
This kinda feeling makes the infinitely good be
Part of the reason ive been so misunderstood be - cause everything is kinda...

Verse 2:

Fabulous...my love for life is more than one page
Just like the way I felt for music in the first grade
We'd share a barber chair and even get the same fade
I’m happy Huxtable like Louis said its wonderful
The company I try to keep is there just when I need em’
They know just when I gotta chill and when I carpe diem
I smile when I remember Martin how he fought for freedom
l laugh when I remember Malcolm said he didn’t need em’

Bridge:

(Afika NX)
Blisss
That's how I wanna see it
Skeptical spectacles but wanna believe it
I can love it or leave it
I can judge it or be it
Or like an AA take it day-to-day, morning to evening
Now Allen told me life's slow
So should I embrace the pace and take the high road?
Man I dunno...
But I can take a guess
That everything I've been blessed with is here to answer all of my questions
And that's just...

credits

from Pilot Season [LP], released April 1, 2010
Allen Mask - Vocals, Production
Afika NX - Vocals

Written and composed by Allen Mask for Playhouse Records and Thinkoption, LLC

Afika NX verse written by Afika Nx

Engineered by Eric Sim of Simtracks - Raleigh, NC
Mixed and Mastered by Jerry Albritton of Xfakturmuzik - Greensboro, NC

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Allen Mask San Francisco, California

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20something recording artist whose compositions and productions are suggestive of musically innovative yet universally accepted hip hop.

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