In My Daughters' Eyes

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In My Daughters' Eyes, a soulful, heartfelt, self-produced ode to Substantial's children, lyrically paints vivid portraits of their world with a chill, sparse delivery and honest lyrics. The melodic hook reminds his daughters, "Chin up, fix your crown. You got this!" The lofi production is lush, filled with guitar, piano, synths, soothing vocals samples and edgy drums.

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In My Daughters' Eyes, the latest single from Substantial's upcoming EP, Recompositions, is a soulful, heartfelt, self-produced ode to his children where he paints vivid portraits of their world with a chill, sparse delivery and honest lyrics. The melodic hook reminds his daughters, "Chin up, fix your crown. You got this!" The lo-fi production is lush, filled with guitar, piano, synths, soothing vocals samples of his frequent collaborator Stephanie Gayle (formerly known as Steph the Sapphic Songstress) and edgy drums.

IMDE Credits: Produced & Written by Substantial

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LYRICS

HOOK
Keep growing, baby, keep growing!
It’s your moment, baby, it’s your moment
This life’s a battleground.
Don’t let it get you down!
Chin up. Fix your crown.

VERSE 1
She see love, she see trust
When she... thinking about both she see us
She see anger, she see pain
She learning not everybody think the same
She see laughter, She see tears
Seen some run, while others confront their fears
She see failure, she see success
She see... getting either, that don’t mean that you’re done yetW
She see beauty can be fully clothed or undressed
She see people reach their goals while others are oppressed
She seen state test, she seen recess
Seen some joy while many others seem to be depressed, she just
Seen some games and some comics, she obsess about it
Seen some chapter books and art she get lost in for hours
Seen some progress, seen some others not address the problem
Hopefully she see herself as the right one to solve it

HOOK
Keep growing, baby, keep growing!
It’s your moment, baby, it’s your moment
This life’s a battleground.
Don’t let it get you down!
Chin up. Fix your crown.
Keep growing, baby, keep growing!
It’s your moment, baby, it’s your moment
This life’s a battleground.
Don’t let it get you down!
Chin up. Fix your crown.
You got this!

VERSE 2
She see love, she see trust
When she... thinking ‘bout both she see us
She see gadgets, She see addicts
She see the users tell her that she can’t have it
She see movement, She see music
She see... that there’s more than one way to use it
She seen bright days. She seen dark nights
She see that there’s more to reach if she can just walk right
She see that there’s more to teach if she can just talk right
She see problems only me and my wife can make alright
She see her big sister talking daily bout Fort Nite
Meanwhile both her parents complainin’ bout the alt right
She ain’t understanding everything that she sees
But one thing that’s apparent is this here life ain’t easy
Here for both daughters til they no longer need me to teach’em
When my time comes they gon’ still hear me repeating...

HOOK

BRIDGE
Keep growing, keep blooming, stop trying, start doing, you got this
Always improving but falling is human, don't stop it
Forward you're moving as long as you do it the smartest
Some want you in ruins cuz they never knew you a goddess
So whatever the challenge I know that you'll handle it, honest
And whenever you can't, I'll be there with a plan, that's a promise
Don’t be scared to take chances that’s for your advancement, you’ll profit
Be whatever you can whether surgeon, commander or artist

HOOK

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from Recompositions, released February 22, 2019

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Virginia based International Hip Hop Recording Artist from Maryland.

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