The G​.​O​.​A​.​T.

by Derz

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about

(A bonus track & additional artwork comes with downloads!)

This project was made possible for 2 main reasons:

1) Ryan Piorkowski's insanely talented musical mind that gave me the confidence to do things with my music that I haven't been able to do before.

2) The city of Paris and the people I met there. It changed my life and gave me so much inspiration.

credits

released 04 March 2014

Original Songs used:
2. Tones of Hope (Original Version): "Fly" by Nicki Minaj
3. A Piece of Time: "A Peace of Light" by The Roots
4. Don't Worry: "Worry, Worry" by B.B. King ("Live At The Regal" version)
6. Going My Way: "On My Way" by Passion Pit
7. Love in Translation: "Lovers in Japan" by Coldplay
8. Dreams of Reunion: "Reunion" by The xx
9. Aimer L'Avenir (Wash.): "Wash." by Bon Iver
10. Paris Mon Amour: "Sweet Disposition" by The Temper Trap
(Bonus Track) Before I'm Jaded: "Before I'm Gone" by J. Cole

Production on "Merci Beaucoup" and "Heaven Sent" by Mr. Troublesome & Swift.

Executive Produced & Engineered by Ryan Piorkowski.

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Track Name: Merci Beaucoup
Hook:
Everyday we want it, so everyday we get it!
And nothing gonna stop us, so nothing gonna break us! Man!
Paris is the home!
That’s where my heart roams!
Ain't never gonna leave it, so I’ll never be gone!

Verse 1:
Merci Beaucoup, Baby boo
I love this like I love the view
Eiffel Tower, Louvre then show
All in the day of a young Parisian monsieur
Monsieur can I have some more
Non he says
So I’m just out back in Cali
Thinking how could we be back so soon
Hardly even noon where the river runs from Grenelle to the moon
And I’m just thinking what’s up with all the chit chat in a foreign language
Why can’t we just make a story, instead rearrange it

Hook:
Everyday we want it, so everyday we get it!
And nothing gonna stop us, so nothing gonna break us! Man!
Paris is the home!
That’s where my heart roams!
Ain't never gonna leave it, so I’ll never be gone!

Verse 2:
Imma only get paid in crepes from now on
And I only accept Euros,
So get the fuck outta my face with those freakin dineros
This ain't Goodfellas baby,
I’m not Martin Scorsese, damn
How much do I have to give to go back to the land
Where I can obtain jambon sandwiches
Spend a day at the Orsay just looking at sculptures
See which one will provide something new to the culture
Thinking maybe I’ll bee up there one day
In a pose from a show that I did on a stage!

Hook:
Everyday we want it, so everyday we get it!
And nothing gonna stop us, so nothing gonna break us! Man!
Paris is the home!
That’s where my heart roams!
Ain't never gonna leave it, so I’ll never be gone!

Verse 3:
I swear, this is such a jaded age
I’m looking at a portrait of a lady 30 times my age
And I’m drinking wine on the Seine cause that’s how I rage
And I didn’t mispronounce it, you just don’t know the game
Got stories for days
I leave it all in the past doe,
Cause I ain’t got my Navigo
I ain’t seen it since Rochereau
But I’ll be back, I’m telling you
Believe me, it’ll be settled soon
Until then just know
I RUN ISH on the Rue Desrosiers!

Hook:
Everyday we want it, so everyday we get it!
And nothing gonna stop us, so nothing gonna break us! Man!
Paris is the home!
That’s where my heart roams!
Ain't never gonna leave it, so I’ll never be gone!
Track Name: Tones of Hope (Original Version)
Flying in the sky, I'm bout to hop down
Give me my wings, I'm bout to ride out
Cause I don't really like these heights no more
The View on the ground, and all around it
Gives me a feeling like I'm oh so stranded
So much to think about, I think what I really could use is just a drink to zone out
I'm much better in one situation
Not about Life time fascinations
Damn, I'm getting mixed up on my own
Trying to reach for these Tones of Hope
Time will tell if I flip em
Into reality, that's my mission
It seems like it's a light-year away
So I fly till the nights dreams turn to reality in the day
Track Name: A Piece of Time
False negatives bringing out imperatives
I got what I want, but never wanna cherish it
My eternal reign of the poem is flowing
And I’m never giving up my spot upon the throne
Y'all ain't see it, but it’s in my mind doe
Live like your royalty, I never needed Lorde to see it
I’m meeted and greeted upon by the masses
It’s not tragic, cause what I’m doing is better than Magic, Johnson
Triple double, no kerfuffle
I keep it tight like I’m doing twice the work above you
And even if you hating I still love you
Twice that, cause you’re the reason I’m gonna be putting a price tag, on my music
No need to lose it
I just do's it
Like it’s already done
But ain’t won
I’m just keeping it fun
But back from the monotony
Back from the idle minds still trying topple me
Ya ain't coming close, and if you do you’ll be defeated
Like Mike Jackson told you, ya better go beat it
Bu-dum-bum goes the comedian
This life stays greedy and
Sometimes I just don’t know how to manage
Even if I keep it tight I just can’t it’s
Not for lack of clarity
It’s not for all these people waiting and staring at me
It’s cause I’m not on to the next saga
Gotta find that missing link to hear the metal clink
Till then I keep my fingers on a keyboard
Letting my words be my purest sword
And it’s dope knowing that they’ll live on forever
I’m venting now
But it’s an invention for the better
Clear eyes
Full hearts
I know I can’t lose em
I keep this caboose chugging along
Like alarms make me feel like I’m losing
But like I said I don’t lose em
Cause if I did I wouldn’t be stressing like a pessimist
Best not to be testing dis
It’s my clearest state of mind I’m in
It’s like I’m riding on dreams filled with the sheen of a new era
I made this now, and it’ll be here forever
If you’re not like me, then you’re definitely not better
Bitch boi, I ain't let up
And Imma stay getting dis chedda
From sun up to sun down
I stay thinking like I know I’m profound
Keeping my cleats pounding the ground
Like I’m running that 40
Four Two Oh, is nothing new to me
The barriers are breaking,
And it’s making people’s knees shaking
I think I might need to resuscitate my inclination
To abolish any time wasted on star gazing
Focus on reality
And never let these lames battle me
Never let these demons see the light of day
Instead, keep a steady head
And let hope illuminate the way
Let it be the light I see
Keeping it tight for you and for me
Because without these positives
The world’s a dark a place,
And I’d probably be stuck among the Optimates
But I’m part of the Populares
And Imma never stop till I breach the pearly gates
Never crying about lack of trying
Waste a second and you’ll never see a diamond
Time to ponder on some other BIZ
Let me lead the way to other fucking accolades!
Track Name: Don't Worry
I’m writing down miracles
Writing down lyrics that’ll
Tingle your senses and excite your mind
I’m bearing down on this track trying to define
What my name means and what brings to the table
Bitch, let me lay it out for you
I’m the Derzus Christ of this shit
That means when I’m cycling through bars
I’m really thinking about rearranging the stars
Walking on water, jumping on Mars
Circle around the galaxy, then give the universe a mothafuckin charge
Cause y'all ain't been seeing what I’ve been dreaming
The massive amounts of inspiration I keep packed in
It’s like I’m cycling the collective unconscious, giving it a spin
Cause when it gets deep that’s when I jump
That’s when I’m in my element
Surveying the surface just isn’t feeling
But with depth comes responsibility
So I know I know I need to be a different breed
Give myself some different type of imagery
And just chill
To keep it on the real
I’m just trying to be profound
But to do that, I gotta keep both feet on the ground
Track Name: Heaven Sent
Verse 1:
Standing at the precipice,
Bitch, I'm looking heaven sent,
Everything around me looking gloriously evident.
And yeah I hear the murmurs,
All these bitch boi's yacking,
That's when i enter GOAT mode
Y'all should know whats gonna happen
Bitch I keep it real while these others stay plastic
And Bitch I keep it going, I ain't get gassed yet
I feel like I witnessed the turning of the century
And Imma keep it going till some motherfucker mentions me

I'm sweating from competing in the fight of a life time
Feeling like another, see I ain't in my right mind
But that conquering was crucial to my whole fucking being
And nothing you can say will change the scheme that I’m dreaming
This survival shit got me seeing things.
I'm seeing stars,
and I'm meeting kings
But I know that this path ain't infinite
So I stay grounded, until I feel limitless

Hook:
All these days that the road gets switched up
And all the these times the truth gets flipped up
Shit just gives you the strength to live
So you put it in
And then you start again

And ain't no telling how much time is left
In anything
Be it broads or death
But I got an idea what the future holds
Which is my giant fucking pot of gold!


Verse 2:
I’m floating on the mainstream
Trying to attain fame
Truth is I don’t know what I want my name to mean
Could it be that I just supply the desire
So that I can build myself up a bit higher
And can the choir please by quiet
When I’m done talking all I wanna hear is silence
Cause my mind is on another level
Fill the kettle
And Imma let it settle

I’m bringing back the innocence to dis life of bliss
I swear as I get older, I notice that the beauty goes cold shoulder
And nothing seems so spectacular anymore
What’s up with this life that’s not pure
And how come the fantasies of yesterday are cut short
Trial by the rifle
The ending of monotonous cycles
At least that’s how I wanna see it
Youthful exuberance shouldn’t only be for a kid

Hook:
All these days that the road gets switched up
And all the these times the truth gets flipped up
Shit just gives you the strength to live
So you put it in
And then you start again

And ain't no telling how much time is left
In anything
Be it broads or death
But I got an idea what the future holds
Which is my giant fucking pot of gold!

Verse 3:
I’m feeling in the zone now
Feeling like I’m home now
I ain't even gotta worry bout it cause I’m grown now
Baby back in the day I was still so timid
But now I’m feeling strong, and everything is so vivid
Brush off the time decay
And let leaves settle in like it’s a nice warm Summer day
Hey hey, what a life to live
If didn’t do anything significant
At least I knew those that did

I’m still feeling like I’m truly heaven sent
To accomplish what I want, is entirely evident
Coming to a closure, of this next cycle
I see three paths open for me on my way to survival
One leads to riches
The other to enlightenment
I’m trying to find the best of both,
Hoping that God co-signs it
Cause I know that time doesn’t
So here’s to the lessons
That turned out to be the blessings of life!

Hook:
All these days that the road gets switched up
And all the these times the truth gets flipped up
Shit just gives you the strength to live
So you put it in
And then you start again

And ain't no telling how much time is left
In anything
Be it broads or death
But I got an idea what the future holds
Which is my giant fucking pot of gold!
Track Name: Going My Way
Verse 1:
Looking down and my crown be slipping up
I ain't trynag be just another one
Caught in the wind of times that’s changing
My soul’s ablazing
And my heart’s remaining
Gimme time, gimme space
Gimme some god damn closure
Cause Imma feel younger, before I feel a bit older
And I’m always grinding, cause that’s all I know sir
Something gotta give
Cause when you young as this
Only time is your enemy, so you relish it
Bring on the next step, don’t bring on the future
I’m feeling so confused, I don’t know what to do sir
At the crossroads, I’m like a lost soul
Robert Johnson knows what I’m speaking for
Just Gotta find some compromise
To reconcile my views on time


Hook:
It’s going, going, going, GONE


Verse 2:
Cyclones in night zones
It’s just me and some amigos
That’s modern day life of my people
Living leisure to find equal
Satisfaction of the mind
We’re living like we’re blind
Because nothing is in sight
To find what we need, we need time
That’s nothing new for you to know
It’s time for us to rise up
Enlightenment round 2
On me
It’s not about what we read
It’s about the time spent looking for money
Nothing worse could be seen
Cause the facts of life ain't green
Now
I can’t fuck with it if it ain't got knowledge
That’s power, you ain't gotta be a scholar
To know what a real dollar means
It’s a means to an end
And Imma end yall cause I write with the pen


Hook:
It’s going, going, going, GONE
Track Name: Derz ft. Ryan - Love in Translation
Give me a beat to ride on
And I’ll ride on like I see the sun
Setting
And I’m thinking about how y'all could be
Regretting
A lot of moments passed and I’m still #1
Getting
Everything for free
Bitch it’s easy
I’m living life in a land where it’s breezy
Cause when it gets cold that’s when I loose the feeling
And I’m not about that
I’m only about chilling
And killing these verses
Like I’m filling the time of day
For y'all out there around the way
I paved the way
For a new type of inspiration to save the day
Undoubtedly I became brave today
And I unleashed the pain of another age
Bitch boi, I ain't the same today
And Imma make sure I leave this world in a better way
Aye
Imma keep going cause I know the stress
Compounds and builds something in ya chest
And I’ll be god damned if I ain't the best
At everything I do, and all the rest
Cause Time Keeps Ticking Away and I know it
So Imma keep floating on till the morning
And Imma keep giving 100 and a bonus
Cause that’s just what this life brings
Now I hope that you can see the finer things, AYE
Track Name: Dreams of Reunion
My realest dreams are like the illest tings
Cause life seems so unlikely and I’m just out here feeling icey
Feeling like there’s never been another crisis
And timing is Everything
Don’t let that hold down any dream
And I feel special,
My will wrestles with thought of past behavior
Maybe that’s cause
The facts of tomorrow
Give me some time that I can borrow
But I’ll never feel that sorrow
For the weight of other people’s cargo
Why do I
Not see the checks and balances as a plus
Most go at them
Like they’re needing to get em overturned and cancelled out in a rush
My drive exciting…y'all to feel me
It’s contagious cause it’s so APPEALING
Dopest living lifestyle
And that’s how I’m feeling right now
Present tense, I’m staying in neutral
But it’s new shoes when I see that future doe
Track Name: Aimer L'Avenir (Wash.)
Verse 1:
Ya talk about urgency,
Ya talk about currency
I’ll talk about what that ish really meant to me
Two months later and I’m sitting here just thinking
Thinking about the beautiful strange incarnation
Wondering what’s next, and why I keep waiting
Wondering a lot things never seemed so frustrating
Sleep used to just come so natural
And now reality is seeming so less factual
Deep breath, in out, I can’t seem to think how
Time changes by the second,
And yet never gets less than a momentary blessing
And I’m still stressing from nostalgia past & present
Hope always something that I cherished
And now I’m believing in better ways to stay from embarrassment
Just trying grasp it
Just trying find a way to believe in a truer match
For the desire and the passion
For all the hunger I got to stray from above average
The passing grades and lack of raises
Play in stark contrast to my daily phases
I’m going past the peripheral
Past the past
And on to the miracle
Of a new day with new experiences - too
Feeling full of life
Like I’m not trifling over my excess view
Aimer L'Avenir
And I’m seeing life clear
I feel the force of great things is happening here

Verse 2:
Always something new, every time you look at life
I feel the strife of many
And yet I still feel the power within me
To overcome any obstacle
The toughness of trials to topple
The peace & tranquility always conceal inner enemies
Beauty fleeting in the times of sand,
Never understand why people put emphasis and
I’m contemplating giving everything I missed one last run
I’ve had a lot of time never quite overcome
I’m trying exude that light
I’m trying give back, and not spite
These ideals put in, but never yet took flight
These life lessons always end up missing their final goal
When will the conqueror unleash his hold on his people
When will the prophet truly preach his ideals and be equal
When will this obelisk of life start to be unraveled
And most all,
When will they invent time travel
Those questions plague me
Like the specs of sand that symbolize the time we have left in Life seem a bit hazy
These thoughts cage me
And yet I feel like I can embrace it
Until I find my spaceship
Track Name: Paris Mon Amour
I love it all, I love it y’all
If I could then I would save this moment and never leave it unresolved
But that’s how it has to be
We live this life eternally
Never seeing that monotony
I swear this is gonna be life changing
And I know the times keep on blazing
But the thought that I’ll be back here is steering me right
And I know I’m right when I say everybody here is fam for life
Cause we in this like we headed to the Seine tonight
So everybody give yourself a round of applause
And give it up one time for Teo the God
Un, Deux
Ain’t no telling what the future holds
But this ish makes it feel damn near unstoppable
I mean I seen beauty in life though the ages
Friends and history
Wine and mystery
The love of the Century
Paris Mon Amour, Paris Mon Amour
Always and forever, a moveable tour