While They Sleep ft. Stephanie Gayle

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(Substantial) VERSE 1
Nowadays only one thing on my mind
Juggling act of quality time and trying to provide
This ain’t easy money, it’s harder unless you die
But the plans to give the fam better living while I’m alive
But the life we want is hard to maintain w/ a nine to five
So I grind, hopin’ the fam support whatever I decide
My ride or die, 20 years and counting by my side
But love is blind, no wonder we don’t always see eye to eye
Locked in my studio giving her cold shoulders
But I can’t move without her, a car with no motor
The time I put in this, I could’ve been with my kids
Irony is, they’ll be living off this when they’re older
I’ve never heard a success story that’s guilt free
Fought hard to keep my soul and I’m still me
I’d do it all again, though that’s hard to comprehend
But is it all worth it in the end? Guess we’ll see!

(Stephanie Gayle) HOOK
The stars form a sea
As far as our eyes can see
Kissed by moonlight at midnight
While the children sleep
I can’t close my eyes,
‘Cause they’re fixed on the prize
Workin’ all night, ‘til I find
That castle in the sky

Oh oh ohhhh
(Substantial) I do my best work while they’re sleeping
Year round warrior, more than just a weekend
(Stephanie Gayle) Oh oh ohhhh
(Substantial) I do my best work while they’re resting
Blessin’ it forever, I’m forever gettin’ blessings
(Stephanie Gayle) Oh oh ohhhh
(Substantial) I do my best work while they’re sleeping
Year round warrior, more than just a weekend
(Stephanie Gayle) Oh ohhhh
(Substantial) I do my best work while they’re resting
Blessin’ it forever, I’m forever gettin’ blessings

(Substantial) VERSE 2
I just want to make our lives a little bit doper
Can't stop ‘cause our goals ain't ever been closer
I don't plan to fall ‘fore we reach curtain call
Want the honor and the spoils way before it's all over
Working like my family life is on the line nightly
So a vacation at this time is unlikely
Got a brother down, feeling like I'm ‘bout to drown
Trying to keep my mind sound as I let the rhythm guide me
Why I'm feeling like I'm failing, even when I achieve
Fatigued ‘cause I'm out here working like a machine
Both my daughters sad and my wife's a little mad
Even though I got the bag I'm too spent to spend some QT
I’ve never heard a success story that’s guilt free
But I refuse to let my love for music kill me
Time I'm on is bartered, So I gotta do it smarter
I don't want to die a martyr in the end. Guess we’ll see.

HOOK

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from Recompositions, released February 22, 2019
Written & Produced by Substantial
S. Robinson, S. Hilliard

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Virginia based International Hip Hop Recording Artist from Maryland.

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