Live a Little

by Louie Lahana

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This a West Coast- style underground hip hop song with a mellow 90's vibe. It's a meditation on where inspiration comes from and how to build it.



Live a little laugh a little
Take a nibble nap a little

Cast a wide glow
I know I know I know
Easier said than done

Setting Orange sun
Time a wasting
Laugh a little more
Sycamore tasting
tasting the air
sticky sap
remember laying on back
on grass
watching clouds pass
forming shapes
life transform
warm chills born
shake awake from norm
shake away the worn
shake a salty wound that’s torn
real shaky from the storm

live a little laugh a little
I know I know
Easier said than done

‘time we finish the race
race already done
Gaze detection
Into introspection
Into intersection
Into connection
Into following
Into any direction
Behind blinds
Heavy lidded and I’m
Read between lines
Though the ink’s been hidden
rubbing chest to chest
with this body I’ve been given
hearts vibrate
Shaking loose the truth
We’re animals
Tasting fruit, it’s true it’s true
Adam and eve
Lickable lips
Liminal trips
Papaya trees
Each kiss planting
Rose petals seeds
Mix in bitter greens
Pain I seen
freezes nerves
freezer burn
freezes dreams discerned

Live a little laugh a little
I know I know
Easier said than done

Reaches reaches
Til you learn

brand pride on everything
Let it burn
Smoky incense
Living intense
A sense I’ll ascend
All is sent
Through the spine cord
Fight bored with
Colorful inspiration
Time is wasting
finger painting
colors fading
art store open late
florescent marker
deep saturate

In a world filled with photo filters
Take a shot and genuine
Butterfly turned caterpillar
Cataclysmic shift
Bent neck click click
Swipe a life
For a pixel pill
Quick fix
Bore ‘em to pieces
Easel eases

Man’s journey
Slow trek to rediscover
First images that our eyes uncovered
Camus can you guide me
Artist(tree) climbing
Look what I’m finding
My mind mining
Sifting through silt
California goldrush
Eureka filled
Cold rush of the creak
Rendering speech-less

…scribble some rhymes


released August 30, 2019


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Louie Lahana New York, New York

Louie gained his rapping chops along the California coast as part of the hip hop group Dichotomy. Sharp edges dulled over time-- his music now slow dances with acoustic melodies.

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