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O​.​T​.​H​.​E​.​R (The Pilot Edition)

by Kharisma x Aliyah B

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O.T.H.E.R

You develop an instant global consciousness, a people orientation, an intense dissatisfaction with the state of the world, and a compulsion to do something about it. From out there on the moon, international politics looks so petty. You want a grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, "Look at that, you son of a bitch."

- Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 Astronaught

Foreword

The year is 3005. A boy looks to the sky, yearning to leave behind
a world that only continues to become more unfamiliar by the day.
No matter where he goes, he never seems to find a place that he
can call home. Learning the art of Astral Projection, his spirit disembarks
from it's physical vessel and begins it's ascension beyond the clouds.

This is the story of his journey.

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released February 23, 2015

Tracks 1, 5, 6 and 8 feature Aliyah B.

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Track Name: Take Off [EP. 01]
Lyrics

Verse 1

I've got my bags packed and I'm leaving real soon.
Eyes to the sky, I am staring at the moon
Thinking about the things that I desperately need
And it makes me so damn eager to leave

Show me something real, give me something I can feel
Give me something I can say that I was proud to have built
With my own hands, I’m not waiting for a sign
I’m not waiting for a flaw in your inferior design

Lately I’ve been at war with myself
and I know that deep down, its not good for my health
Thinking about the future and its painful to see
because it feels like the end could be closer than it seems

Feeling like each day could be my last
so every day I can’t help but ask
that if today should be the day that I pass
would I be proud of my chosen path

I don’t fear my last breath and what happens after I die
I’m scared of facing death and leaving nothing behind
and so I try to live a life I’ll be proud to lead
because there’s so many things that I aspire to be

Time is an irreplaceable currency
and we’ve been spending it on things that don’t have any longevity
Pursuing wealth, like it will guarantee happiness
will it really bring a life you will be happy with?

I will not be confined
because there is no
monetary figure you could place on my time.

You can have this nine to five
I don’t want it anymore
because it feels like death could be knocking at my door

It had me questioning my self-worth
Starting living in fear of the day that I leave Earth
Tell me, have you ever felt like this?
feeling like every day is an existential crisis?

(Wanna know how it feels) Take a step inside my mind
Only 23, feeling like I’m running out of time
Feeling so impatient, getting really tired of waiting
Now my eyes are wide open and I’m taking what is mine.

I see it all for what it is
I want to take a step outside the home that I live in…
To gain that insight that just might
show me what I need to succeed in this life

Jim Carrey said it best,
if you can fail doing what you hate
Do what you love instead.
It takes courage, but when push comes to shove
Life is too damn short to not do what you love
so

Don’t let the fear paralyse you
Let it put you in gear, let it drive you
let it ignite your fire, so it shines through
and let it burn, till the world learns exactly what's inside you

Verse 2
Too scared to live but never want to die.
Going through the motions like everything's a lie.
Looking all around me at the world that I see.
Wondering why it never made sense to me.

This existence always seemed like a waste but I was always too afraid to take away all the pain,
In my soul.

What is a soul anyway?

Trying to run away but not sure of what I'm running from.
I've always feared that I'm heading nowhere.
Where's this life taking me?
Is there a destination to this journey?
Grinding 9-5 until the day I die.

How old are you?
19 but going through a mid-life crisis.
They say good comes to those who wait but I fear that this wait will never be over.
Watching the world go by while I get left behind in the past.
It's all money and power.
I'll never be one of them.

How can you live with yourselves?
Living life with no meaning.
Don't you ever wonder why we're here?

No, just drink & forget your questions.
You question things too much.
Our existence means nothing.
Where's God when we need Him?
Track Name: G³ [EP. 02]
Verse 1
I used to stare into the night
above of me
Looking at the stars to find
a place where there could be

Somebody

Who looks at us
and thinks we are
the Gods above
Someone to Trust
Someone to love
When hope is lost

Just like us

Does it have to be this way?

Do we have to live in pain?

Thinking nothing is gonna change.

I know

Rap
We are living in a strange time
Looking at the same signs, eating up the same lies
that they feed us, hoping they defeat us
Knowing we are destined for greatness

Verse 2
As I, drift away from the Earth
Everything looks so damn small from here
If I, could take a photo for all that it’s worth
It probably couldn’t show, what I see so clear

I think about the time wasted
and every hour that I had misplaced, due to being complacent
and if I knew then, what I know now
I wonder if I’d work harder not to waste it

I’ve had my eyes wide shut
Took a long time, couldn’t make my mind up
Sat down on the sidelines long enough
Saw my glass half empty, could you fill my cup

At least that’s what I thought, but now I see it all for what it is
Half full, I just had to give it all I had to give
So in death, when I’m asked if I tried my best
I can say without a doubt that I did

Chorus
I’m on a journey and I know
it doesn’t matter where I go
Because I, know that I
won’t be fine, if I stay
if I want things to change

then I know I gotta

Gotta get up, and gotta get out to get it.
Gotta get up, and gotta get out to get it.
Gotta get up, and gotta get out to get it.

Verse 3
We are destined for greatness
All we need is a bit of inspiration
and bit patience, to remain strong in these tough times
till the moment that we break through these confines

You just need to believe,
And I know you’ll indeed find the strength that you need to succeed
but it’s hard when they’re stomping on your dreams
in the hope that you will be, another cog in their machine

I know you’re sick tired of the way they deceive you
having you believe that we aren’t all equal
Fed the same lies, every time,
that they try, to imply
that you will never be as strong as you need to

I used to feel small when I look to the stars
now I'm feeling like a giant, now I’m standing so far
from home, where the forces that I thought could stop me.
are tiny, compared to the stars that reside beside me lets go.

Chorus
I’m on a journey and I know
it doesn’t matter where I go
Because I, know that I
won’t be fine, if I stay
if I want things to change

then I know I gotta

Gotta get up, and gotta get out to get it.
Gotta get up, and gotta get out to get it.
Gotta get up, and gotta get out to get it.
Track Name: Maybe [EP. 03]
Verse 1
It’s happening all over again
I don’t know how you managed to get into my head
but, I don’t mind, it feels nice
Just the thought of you’s enough to make me smile

and I’m thinking
maybe I should probably take a moment
to regain my composure, so that when I get to know you
I can tell you just between you and me
you’ve gotta be the prettiest girl that I ever did see

but to gather up the courage is another thing
got me runnin' circles just to gather up the confidence
You know that feeling when you choke up
Words stuck, dumb struck, stuttering like crazy when the times comes

I'm so familiar with that feeling and I'm thinking
I should really try my best to convince you that I'm willing
To be everything you need, but I don't know how
So excuse me while I figure out, why

Chorus
I just don't know, how to
Try to figure out the words I could say to you
Maybe if I could, you’d understand just how, I feel
It should come as no surprise, that when I look into your eyes
There’s just no way that I could let you pass me by
I just can’t let you pass me by
I just can’t let you pass me by

Verse 2
She's the kind of girl that have you want to smile more
She’s the kind of girl that kind of makes your heart soar
She’s the kind of girl that has you up past 4
in the morning, trying to express it through an art form

I think about her every day
Know what to say, but my shyness always gets in the way
I'm trying my best not to advance to quick
Just enough to make her realize I really exist

Because then, maybe I could do something unusual
and gather up the courage to say that I think she's beautiful
Maybe then, she could tell me, the same thing
that these feelings that I keep are actually mutual

Maybe I should do this all the right way
and stop thinking bout the things that I might say
Because in the midst of it all, I’m just hoping that she
Smiles when she’s thinking about me

Chorus
I just don't know, how to
Try to figure out the words I could say to you
Maybe if I could, you’d understand just how, I feel
It should come as no surprise, that when I look into your eyes
There’s just no way that I could let you pass me by
I just can’t let you pass me by
I just can’t let you pass me by

Bridge
I think about her all the time when the sun shines
I think about her all the time on my train ride
I think about her all the time, when my classes
drag on, and I tend to wander off into my own mind

Chorus
I just don't know, how to
Try to figure out the words I could say to you
Maybe if I could, you’d understand just how, I feel
It should come as no surprise, that when I look into your eyes
There’s just no way that I could let you pass me by
I just can’t let you pass me by
I just can’t let you pass me by
Track Name: 3005 & Beyond [EP. 04]
Verse 1
Hold up wait a minute, the image I see is vivid
Looking at the world I live in and thinking I need you in it.
I might be a little forward, I’m sorry for my demeanour
I’m always misunderstood, the curse of being a dreamer

I could try to explain it, but I don’t that I need to
Feel it deep in my being, I’ve waited so long to meet you
Took yourself to the stars, and knew no matter how far
you went, that I would know what to do if I wanted to reach you

It got me thinking, could we be on the same wave length?
Wishing I could live inside your heart, Is it vacant?
Tell me Is there space yet? Because really I can see i t in your eyes like
You’d see my face on Tinder and you’d feel compelled swipe right.

I joke around because I know my lines are see through
You see me at the core, and you know exactly what I mean to
say, so even if we’re galaxies apart
you can rewind, return, and re-listen to the part saying

Hold up...

Chorus
No matter what you say or what you do
When I’m alone I’d rather be with you
Forget these other people I’ll be right be your side
till 3005.

Hold up

Verse 2
I used to think that I was alone, until I met you
Black sheep of the pack, I never found a place to fit into
I got so used to being on my own, It felt like the world was too big for me
Searching around for sympathy, when I knew exactly what I need to be

because I know now, that I've gotta be brave
If I really wanna change
Had to leave behind everything I knew
and jump right into, an unfamiliar lane
and just over steer, and let go of fear
and go on to break right through the stratosphere
Until I reached the point that I could see it clear
Until I knew for sure that I would find you here

Forgive me,

But could you be my missing half like
we must’ve been, without a doubt, connected, in a past life
Red string is intact, it’s woven into the tapestry
two spirits connected, dancing to the very same frequency

Move together in harmony, into the future ahead
From the beginning of this life, to the beginning of the next
Into 3005, and every year that comes after it
By your side’s where I need to be, as we walk through this labyrinth
Track Name: Signal [EP.05]
Verse 1
I’ve got a lot to get up off my chest
as I’m living in the present, tryna see what’s coming next
From above, I can see the whole world from here
But even though the view is beautiful, I’m overcome by fear

Are we doomed? Will we make it?
While we desecrate everything that is sacred
I try make sense of all the effort that is wasted
by the antics of our people and perpetuated hatred

The future is pixelated, but I think that maybe we don’t understand
The biggest danger to us all, is the arrogance of man
Going to war over politics and religion
While we’re supposedly aiming towards a similar vision

As I, sit upon this rock, looking, back at the Earth
I wonder, what it will take for you to, see what it is worth
before it all gets worse, will we realise in time?
See the error in our ways, before we hit the bottom line?

I am asking

Chorus
Are you out there
and do you care at all?
this pale blue dot
is the only home we know

We search around
but never seem to find
escape, only to see

There’s nowhere to run
There’s nowhere to run

Verse 2
Look what we’re becoming
Members of an audience, sitting passively watching
Every little ill in the way the world is running
Do you even care at all? Do you really feel nothing?

I just wish that you could see it from this perspective
Looking at the human race as a giant collective
We are destined for greatness, but we lack the direction
and respect for one another, I just cannot accept it.

I just want to know

What will it take for us to see we are the same?
What will it take for us to see we need a change?
What will it take to put an end to all the pain
while we go exploit the planet for economical gain

When will we have that realisation, that the only way we’ll make it
is to unify as one, to put aside our pride and hatred
I don’t have an answer, I’m hoping for your attention
So that I can pull you up here and have you ask the same question
Track Name: Never Coming Down [EP. 06]
Verse 1
The world is mine
I'm feeling real good, yo I'm feeling fine
I woke up feeling better than I did before
and now my hands are held up, reaching for the sky

Why? because everyday it's the same thing
looking at the whole world with a fake grin
tryna keep the emotions held in
when deep down, you just wanna scream because you can't win

It's like the whole world's trying to hurt you
and it feels like you can't pull through
It's when the stress starts to sink in your chest
because you gave it your best, and it still wasn't enough too

Get you where you need to be
trust me, I know the feelings that you keep beneath
I'm just saying every cloud has a silver lining
but if your heads kept down, then you'll never find it

Chorus
I’ve been knocked down, you brought me to my knees
I’ve got pocket full of dreams, that you can’t take from me
You might have fooled me once before, but I can see you now
You could try to pull me under but I’m never ever, ever, ever coming down

Verse 2
I have in the palm of my hands
a world that I own, but do not understand
Always reminded that the form that it takes
is not going to be what I already planned

I try to avoid negativity
and the burden it's giving me
but the more that I try to escape
It becomes apparent that I can’t get away

Took me a while to find the direction
that I have to take this life that I'm given
because I know that every decision
will play a huge role in this life that I'm liven'

And so I choose not to pay any attention
to the man standing in my reflection
because he says that I'm never gonna make it
but I don’t even hear a single word that they’re saying
Track Name: Re-Entry [EP. Final]
Verse 1
Where are we going?
We need to slow down.
The world from this height.
Seems oh-so-bright
If you could only see it now

And you know its a wonderful world we live in.
But you just can’t feel it right now.
We’ve only got one world. and only got one life.
It’s time to start living now.

Chorus
If we could understand
why the world goes round
Then we won’t feel so down
The world is not so blue

Because the world is love
and everything is love
You’ve gotta let the light shine through you.

Verse 2
Sometimes I feel the weight of the world up on my shoulders
some say that it’s just a symptom of growing a little older
And I get it
Maybe that is what I’m seeing here
when that little sense of wonder’s beginning to disappear

Outlook tainted by adulthood,
need to press rewind so I could
see how the world should be,
through of the eyes of a child, so vibrant
Maybe that’s what we’re missing, thinking that we are all islands

We’re all
in this together, you and I are the same
So as we sit upon this planet waiting for it to change
We fail to see, we need to take matters into our hands
and to understand each other is the aim of the plan

It’s funny, that in order to learn my purpose on Earth
I had to gain the courage in order to leave it first.
I was looking for place to belong
We’ve been searching for heaven but it was home all along

Chorus
If we could understand
why the world goes round
Then we won’t feel so down
The world is not so blue

Because the world is love
and everything is love
You’ve gotta let the light shine through you.

We are all the same
Sitting on the sidelines and waiting for a change