Down by the River

from by Apollo Piero

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Intro – Mary Julia Hinson
As I go down by the river to pray
Studying about that good old way
And who should wear the robe and crown
Good lord, show me the way

Verse 1 – Apollo
Penning these prescriptions, fitting every description
I'm trying to cure addictions with a dose of Lyrical Elixirs
I'm conflicted, inscripted on my brain is cryptic
Hieroglyphic type thoughts, man I'm just a lil different
I'm a misfit with a misprint on the verge of conniption fits
I did this, did this, why the f*** can't I spit this
It’s just not good, not good enough, won't nobody get this
Architected my place in this pad, but now I feel evicted
I'm afflicted, infected, with predicted perfection
I expect it, depict it, so every lyric I write I dissect it
I correct it, deject it, dissect it, and object it
Look all I see are defects and flaws so reject it
Pause, All I'm putting up is walls
All I'm doing is not writing, all I've done is fall
All I feel is pressure, all I feel is pressure
Walking down a hallway that was drawn by MC Escher
I'm just lost


from Lyrical Elixirs, released August 1, 2015
Produced by Monk
Written by A. Rooney
Performed by Apollo, Mary Julia Hinson
Recorded & Mixed by Monk in Raleigh, NC (11/13)



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Apollo Piero Durham, North Carolina

Apollo is a student of hip-hop driven by creating honest, introspective and socially conscious lyrics that explore the multiple dimensions of his life experiences.

A Tar-heel born and bred, Apollo is much more than a Hip Hop artist. He mentors inner city youth, teaches HS math, coaches Varsity Bball, and serves his church as a youth pastor. He has dreams to build a revolutionary school.
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