Dark Side of the Rain

by Qbala

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Colorado emcee, Qbala, hits hard with the third release in the Qbala discography with EP "Dark Side of the Rain." With five progressive, deeply heartfelt, and fiercely poetic tracks, the turning point for Qbala's music is clear, definitive, and full of pinching, articulate, smooth-moving flow.

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released December 1, 2014

Lyrics and vocals by Qbala
Additional vocals by Michael Kirkpatrick
All tracks produced by Tony MunkWunSun
Cuts by Dominic Deadbeat tracks 2,3
Cuts by Dj SynC3re tracks 1,5
Tracks 1,2,4,5 Engineered by Patrick Swenegan at Music Mechanics
Track 3 Engineered by Chris Beeble at The Blasting Room

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Qbala Fort Collins, Colorado

Qbala has released another EP. Battle Cries dropped October 16th. It is smooth and hits deep. With wit and in depth detail Q nails this joint lyrically and poetically. Down load digitally or nab a physical copy at a show.

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Track Name: We Ride
Intro : We ride take control, let your mind go overload. Rewind, take it slow, gotta get right lets go. We might blow that smoke, it don't mean we high. No, uh. We ride, work hard, all day all night.

Verse: One month ago yo I quit my job and I don't quit shit. Doctors telling their truths shit. I think I need another hit. Not to get high, just to get by. Polli lookin at me funny while I drive by. It's just another day, another pill away got me feelin ill in a different way. Upchuckin in the trash, Ive always been about the dash but truth be told Im eyin on that cash. My girl lookin at me, my face saying we'll be ok we'll be ok...right? Honestly Im questioning if I can even move a muscle today like.. 9 ta 5 had me feel in like a slave. Plus the sports, a mandingo playing for pay. But don't get it twisted, cuz Im still gettin paid when I play. Puffin on a Larry J like. Magical moments captured in the studio. I hope it makes you feel good like rollin with a girl with a big booty though, mines a cutie whoah and she said she aint like this part of the song. So, I took hits from the bong. Then I strategically placed these bars in order for her to sing along. La La la. Man we come a long way. When that frustration hits, (I SMOKE TWO JOINTS) and then I let my jam play Like:

Outro:
We ride, take control, let your mind go overload. Rewind, take it slow, gotta get right lets go. We might blow that smoke, it don't mean we high. No, uh. We ride, work hard, all day all night.
Track Name: She Said Ft. Michael Kirkpatrick
She said don't get to high tonight. That's what she said to me
When I went to leave
She said don't get to high tonight
You've got these responsibilities

That's what she said to me. When I went to leave - grabbed them wraps twist that herb throw em in a sleeve
I got too much on my mind
The only one up on my grind
Anyone wanting my spot better buck up or move to the back of the lines
Is where it all started - str8 to the dome...flying Mike High stay high - Droppin dopeness from the ozone.

Go Johnny Depp in this shit- leavin your asses blown. She said don't get too high tonight - I'm torching two when I blow. Two in the morning - two in the evening - man I hope I wake up - I'm asleep but she can't hear me breathing - I got too high tonight - shit I might die in this night - is it any different then Kurt kobain turning out his own lights. SAID he ain't have a gun - now that was a fuckin lie - where I'm supposed to take this shit when I get depressed but I'm sky high...

I've got these responsibilities
I've got some tricks up my sleeves
My health won't stop me - I'm fine- I'll pop a couple of these- get my back right so I can act right
Shit I took too many now I can't hit the mic right- trying to get up in the morning- neck stiff as wood - put me back to bed baby girl wit that good good. She got them thangz - should get a ring - but right now - I'm sure I'm high I just called it bling bling - we got our own thing take it wit me wherever I go... Rowin wit the flow up mushroom creek can you tap into my mental

She said don't get to high tonight
Track Name: News
It aint no news you were never there for me. It aint no news you were never there for three. It aint no news, you were never there for her so how could you ever be there for me. x2

There was a twelve year gap plus the physical on the map lying awake I try to make a track. A record, RECORD, I wish someone would have. I don't know which way to direct my anger this shit makes me mad. Grandparents fuckin with the spirit in the bag. No protection for a daughter yo this shit makes me sad. A life in me that wasn't mine, Im swallowed by the grief I met him twice but wonder why I never went for his teeth. Or check it, that blood that runs through me, half of which is his, I should take something from him like one of his beautiful kids, maybe he would see the sister I never got to. Or the fist like ma dukes was forced to. Put your own barrel in your mouth and scream I fuckin hate you. Love envy and hate for a brother. All I see and hear is you in him and love from a mother, so I struggle huh, Its a mother fucker.

It aint no news you were never there for me. It aint no news you were never there for three. It aint no news, you were never there for her so how could you be there for me
I gotta breath let me feel the needle press the ink into the healing sleeve. You were never there for her, so how could you be there for me. You showed up but all I wanted was you to leave.

The Stories Ive heard were enough to make ears bleed. Imagine eating food through a mouth that barely had teeth. My imagination runs wild. To the point of no return. Should I tie him to a tree and watch this mother fucker burn. My inability to sleep at night opening my eyes. I have not learned, will this be me in future life a leaf unturned. A life of foreshadowing I have earned, if so don't let me do it once. My higher power surly have its turn. Judgement day soon shall come, I will have to face penance for all of the webs of hurt Ive spun. Even though now, I have a wonderful father I can't help but feel at some level you broke me down, no, I am not your daughter. Now I lay me down to sleep, I'm praying for this man, a fool whose in deep. I can not now shall I evermore weep in this day an age when a man would have been considered a fuckin creep.

It aint no news you were never there for me. It aint no news you were never there for three. It aint no news, you were never there for her so how could you be there for me
I gotta breath let me feel the needle press the ink into the healing sleeve. You were never there for her, so how could you be there for me. You showed up but all I wanted was you to leave.

Now onto the outré, through it I must grow. Don't repeat that history Im chanting from the third row. Always in a session, always trying to learn a lesson. As well as spread knowledge this is something through you I could never learn to keep homage. This is your audit. You should have been the first to admit that you was at fault kid. Take that to your hearse and another six feet under better hope I don't haunt your ass in an eternal slumber. It aint no news. You were never there for me. It aint no news, you were never there for three. It aint no news, won't be no news. Mafucka I won't let it see no news. It aint no news no no no no no no.

It aint no news you were never there for me. It aint no news you were never there for three. It aint no news, you were never there for her so how could you be there for me
I gotta breath let me feel the needle press the ink into the healing sleeve. You were never there for her, so how could you be there for me. You showed up but all I wanted was you to leave.
Track Name: It Takes More
I was the Rook she was the Queen. I had to check the mate in between the plan was to learn common patterns anomalies luring me to different scenes. I could see 64 squares smoked by a fuckin pawn fiend. This is the life on an 8x8 grid. Get you caught up end game Bishop cut you off diagonally kid. A 2 ta 3 year bid. Livin hope without only should have lasted 60 seconds abstract no doubt. Strategy got you locked in stalemate. You gotta ta get yo shit right. Or dust in the, you'll be left on your own quest trust nothin but a pawn left a pawn left feel me?

Little girl It will be alright, take my hand Ill guide you through the waking hours of the night. It takes more, than a man to kill my plans I figured out how to put anything I want in my hands. It takes love, oh oh its love. I gotta give it up to the ones who showed me the way of the righteous ones but I gotta make a point. Do I give it back to you, only if you make some fuckin noise.

If there was a piece named death, it would all make sense. I cringe referring to them both in past tense. Finally lyrics to the sequence pay the rent. In my minds eye where the hell did the time went. Swept away by sixteen pieces on a foiled serving tray I fell victim to the game loosing teeth like chess pieces. Reaching, for my bishop to cast forgivness over sins, whoever catch checkmate looses- yo I win. Never have I ever. Na, I cant play that came. A life without my little cousin just aint the fuckin same. Another two years high. Ida blown my brains out. Higher than the fuckin sky.Yo I'm Reaching for my guys, like I got some place to be. I gots to blaze these trees. Someone please get these ma fuckin people to safety. Im about to pull the pin. Ahh hell, everyday life drops the beautiful pedals of sins well.

Little girl It will be alright, take my hand Ill guide you through the waking hours of the night. It takes more, than a man to kill my plans I figured out how to put anything I want in my hands. It takes love, oh oh its love. I gotta give it up to the ones who showed me the way of the righteous ones now I gotta make a choice. Do I give it back to you, only if you make some fuckin noise.
Track Name: Mind's Eye
I gotta live my life I gotta get shit right I gotta get it right in my minds eye~ why can't they just let me be free why can't they just let me breath
I gotta live my life I gotta get it right in my minds eye
why can't they let me be free why can't they just let me breath

I gotta get my eyes right seein lies through my third eye got me feelin unsure inside and on the out, sometimes get blocked with doubt trying to strategically plan another route - Yo, bouts to hop out that gate, fuck the 9 ta 5 success can't wait, cats keep takin while you dishin food to the plate. Yo, window of opportunity be shrinkin don't stop before they stop blinkin yo you start thinking. I stick to mine. Try to do the do but now a days that aint so cool. To the boss man yo I aint ya fool. Just like school I got no obligations to you. Im trying to change the world, travel with my girl. Oh, and capture memories like you see with GoPro's. I said it before. Let my heart go fast while the whole world turns slow I keep my game tight like a pack of cornrows couldn't twist it I was born flow. Those cats missed it cause they was blinking been in the game name strong like Abe Lincoln bro. You better start moving before you start thinking slow and really turn into a deadbeat vegetable. You got one opportunity to live, and how you want its how you gonna get it so you best believe Im taking steps to make sure all I gotta do is spit it. Love to freestyle, but shit. Got you jockin on the written.

I gotta live my life I gotta get shit right I gotta get it right in my minds eye why can't they just let me be free why can't they just let me breath
I gotta live my life I gotta get it right in my minds eye
why can't they let me be free why can't they just let me breath