A Matter of Time

by ST x LIAM

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1.
Now 01:31
Where you at ST? Where you at? Where you at Liam? Where you at? Well, Liam crashed on his bike Meanwhile I crashed in my life Fuck I went thru some shit Damn, disappeared with no sign Listen here, get close by, cause When you thinking you got it When you thinking you got it That's when shit go wild Had the soul of a soldier one foot in the grave Tell me to finish the album Meanwhile I wondered if I'd finish the day Spending nights spliffin away Relationship slippin away Cause netflix and chilling is good when you feel it But it don't add bricks to your building And we hit the ceiling, oh we hit the ceiling And the ceiling was falling like Rome burning out Loner in doubt, nowhere in time But now I know where I'm at But now I know where I'm at I'm feeling like calling whole universe out Stronger and proud, a matter of time Now I know where I'm at Now I know where I'm at
2.
Gone 05:04
When you going when you go you goooooone When you going when you go you gooooooone (x3) So while we in this bitch why don't we try to get along My friends can say they know me Big mouth but I don't blow shit I keep imaginating, yup That's my shit I wrote it Write it when I'm smoking Recite it when I'm sober Write it when I'm pouring Liquor in my cup then smoking My... mind fucked Had to leave it alone for a minute Had to be on my own for a minute Gone for a minute Stoned for a minute Ask myself why I ain't release the Tony stone for a minute When you speaking bout time Long is a minute Hit the bong for a minute Dad was gone for a minute Mom was strong for a minute Fuck how long is a minute? I 'ont know When you going when you go you goooooone When you going when you go you gooooooone (x3) So while we in this bitch why don't we try to get along Rollin rollin rollin They all act like they know me Hold in hold in hold in The smoke it got me slowing My notions gon be noticed I'm hoping before I'm going Cause when you're going you're going When you're going you going When you going when you go you goooooone When you going when you go you gooooooone (x3) So while we in this bitch why don't we try to get along I'm sippin whiskey Thinking of different cities I wanna hit with different biddies Finite living, finish sipping then get hit quickly Reality strikes like a fifth of henny I know that's cognac but you get the picture My mind escape when I'm forward/ford thinking A head full of ideas but the ressource missing Coarse language, abort mission, abort children, train of thought derailed with a broken engine I wanna write shit that's enlightening Convincing and striking Evocative and timeless Break down the science of writing Really break down the science behind this Uh yeah no shit I set myself up for disappointment Product of a generation that keeps expecting to 'make it' But that don't know what to make of themselves nevermind making a statement Cause nowadays emojis speak louder than words, I feel ancient Internet got us feeling immortal thinking we Big and Pac on that island Thinking we Big and Pac when we rhyming, or I guess now Little Yacht when we rhyming Meanwhile we ain't doing squat to be timeless Just copying and biting, hoping to catch a vibe quick If it worked for him, might work for me type shit But genius only strikes once before it goes back into hiding, so When you going when you go you goooooone When you going when you go you gooooooone (x3) So while we in this bitch why don't we try to get along
3.
Phoenix Down 01:45
It's just a matter of... time I’m in the night just smoking Toking on that potent Lifting up the swisher The same way the one before it Just holding on that moment Cause time really gets going Shitting on my purpose All these pure blunts get me floating Holding on that holy ghost That Maury show ya povitch Sharapova courting, just show me where the damn court is There’s a corpse biz, and it’s mine Long fist, when it’s time Long dick of that justice, lay it down on the line I’m righteous, I’m the Saint I might just break the bank In a night aligned with the camp We alike, we get high, then we write till we faint Phoenix Down, then we back mixing out what remains Shit, fucking my gyal getting brains Go to bed, then awake, 50 minutes later cause it’s time to get out Get to work don’t be late, straight And I live that Tax money, yeah I give that And then get back, these thin scraps Nuff to buy a kit kat and a six pack And I live that Wack moves, never did that I just spit raps and split Backs Fill it up, light it up, never get back
4.
Get It On 02:49
I got nothing in life But my blunt and my light Still I’m feeling alright So let’s get it on So let’s get it on Now I’m loving my life Wanna get in my life Then just bring me my light Then we get it on Then we get it on All my life I had hopes and schemes turn to broken dreams in a moment Spending days smoking green, with my low esteem down this potent leaf that I’m folding That’s how I cope with grief like a hopeless fiend I just toke and leave for this zone and Lose my edge, Sudafed, blow my nose and get back to the rolling Stoned like I’m Keith Richards, feet get up, dopamine delivered Weak liver, drink water, blown, like the D in her Be bigger, man, couldn’t stand, need a vehicle Roll, and I roll, and I roll till the seasickness Snow in my nose, that’s a no, never seen this shit Focus some more, here’s some dro, never leave this shit Flow like a cold, let it hit, then you weak with it So in control, this my soul, let it speak a bit, whoa I smoke a Backwood for every time I lost Damn I’mma be passing out Spending life phasing out but at what cost Just this weed I’m passing round, and it goes I got nothing in life But my blunt and my light Still I’m feeling alright So let’s get it on So let’s get it on Now I’m loving my life Wanna get in my life Then just bring me my light Then we get it on Then we get it on
5.
Used to hang out with my loneliness These days it's fleeing my company Staying alone feel like holy shit Man that just means it's more blunts for me Wish I did find some that holiness Cause I on' give fuck bout luxury Inside of my head is a holy mess Got all these thoughts it's too much for me Got all these flaws it's too much from me Got all these faults it's too much for me Got all these wrongs it's too much for me Got all this shit man I got all this shit Got all these fears it's too much for me Got all these tears it's too much for me Got all these cheers it's too much for me Got all this shit man I got all this shit Fuses rang out when my head went pop Bumped some 2pac when I found Hip-Hop I could change your life you could call me God I stay by myself but I got a Sqwwd They thought I was good that I had it all Not knowing my head space was kinda dark Jumping these hurdles; olympic park Fell to my face, no I'm not a star Got all these flaws it's too much from me Got all these faults it's too much for me Got all these wrongs it's too much for me Got all this shit man I got all this shit Got all these fears it's too much for me Got all these tears it's too much for me Got all these cheers it's too much for me Got all this shit man I got all this shit I on' like this rapper shit They actin out so arrogant Actin out a character Selling out for lavish shit They smoking on some master piff But that shit smell like lavender They worry bout which matching 'fits They should rock out on calendars While I'm here having anxious fits Counting days on calendars Counting blessings so I'm stressing cause I don't have a lot of 'em Weekly I'm weak in face of heat, I see peeps like I'm five foot deep in the hole And they're screaming "look high up here" I'm high on fear, my head to the window like Malcolm with a gun, without one It sounds dumb, and I don't like the outcome I stop in my tracks when I let my doubts run We take people for granted till we live on this planet without them My piece misunderstood a few weeks after I said it So I don't believe in shit cause we're too quick to lose the message Imagine Jesus stressing, giving peasants lectures Deep in his reflections, saying that we gotta love, shit Speak with substance, stop the nonsense Where's, where's the fuck's the loving? Dames, just fuck ya husbands Ladies get the love in Used to think I couldn't love shit But if you ain't got no love man Shit then you got nothing Then you got nothing If it ain't bout the love Then you got nothing Nothing but the love man Got all these flaws it's too much from me Got all these faults it's too much for me Got all these wrongs it's too much for me Got all this shit man I got all this shit Got all these fears it's too much for me Got all these tears it's too much for me Got all these cheers it's too much for me Got all this shit man I got all this shit
6.
FOMW 03:28
Bitch, tryna get on and they gettin offended just fuck out my way Never been on but my shit is so strong just fuck out my way Wanna get paid, never have time so ain't nothing to waste Nothing to waste, mothafucka get the fuck out my way Fuck out my way Fuck out my way Never get paid, tryna control me just fuck out my way Fuck out my way Never get paid, just fuck out my way I'm getting away Europe, they see me, just fuck out my way Fuck out my way I'm never awake I'm here all the time Been on my grind Never did sway Never did say All of this wack shit Never did play Fucking insane, I'm going along the signals in my brain And man they be signalling me to tell you to stay the fuck out of my way I always say peace, never say hate Always keep it straight, never play games Usually care bout what you have to say Unless it's dumb shit then just fuck out of my way I'm fed up with the ways that we living today Life on the line, your life is online, disconnect at the gate Flying away, now they even got wifi up on the plane Get the likes and the shares, the life and the fame The online personas that don't match face-to-face The lies and the snakes that be slippin away For all these reasons get the fuck out my way Shouts to Rowjay, toute le COB Dans le STL à porter du BAPE J'passe fumer un dank The Gods on the rise, Nox keep it safe My homie Jei Yerly and Regal we chillin all day, smoking on haze Smitty quad biking away Like it or nay, we here to stay So fucka get the fuck out our way Bitch, tryna get on and they gettin offended just fuck out my way Never been on but my shit is so strong just fuck out my way Wanna get paid, never have time so ain't nothing to waste Nothing to waste, mothafucka get the fuck out my way Fuck out my way Fuck out my way Never get paid, tryna control me just fuck out my way Fuck out my way Never get paid, just fuck out my way I'm getting away Europe, they see me, just fuck out my way
7.
Slip Away 04:25
[Hook] I tried to get cake but couldn't get that quick, so I tried to get a raise I'm never gonna get that great that quick, so I gotta get away Living my life on the road, I don't know where I should stay I been waiting all this time, only to watch it slip away Slip away, slip away Watching time slip away (4x) [Verse 1] I’m an expert in wasting time, hate it when you’re wasting mine It’s fine when I do it to myself cause I know I’m way behind Living jaded lives, the lies, a jail that stay in mind The jealousy a genocide, we failing as the days are flying My pockets dry as the desert’s tide We used to see, now we sailing blind Can’t even look to the sky all I see is light Where the cities rise, all we find is that hell is nice My pocket full of time, how I’m spending mine I’m dancing with demons, a waltz with a genius Got ‘em considering Jesus, my fingers crossed when preaching And defeat ain’t an option cause the cost is all these hours needed To proceed with leaving a trace up on this region You buy minutes for your phone, then you spend the time We try to clone, live a second time, Get along, wish for better times Yet all along, we just losing time That’s the cost of life, s’what we later find Often when it’s too late and we looking into Satan’s eye I be staying high, think I’m on some fly shit On autopilot with no target, or a license Till my mind shift, and I get that I’m the one driving, damn [Hook] I tried to get cake but couldn't get that quick, so I tried to get a raise I'm never gonna get that great that quick, so I gotta get away Living my life on the road, I don't know where I should stay I been waiting all this time, only to watch it slip away Slip away, slip away Watching time slip away (4x) [Verse 2] I’m counting minutes, hours in my bowels Got a shot, only one bullet left up in the barrel Never get a second when the bells ring like a carrol Nothing left but death, unless you lived life like a pharaoh Everyday I wake I know I’m closer to the end Life’s a labyrinth and we all figure out the trends Some be getting lost, or die jumping up the fence But we figure out the cost only when it’s time to land And it’s high, so we lie, think we understood the plan Feel we starting five, but soon end warming up the bench, what a life I’m alive, but I’m getting out of hand Like a fly ball flying off, going out the stands, grand slam And I’m running up the bases, going home Thinking everybody waiting for me at the plate But I’m fucking up my greatness just by moving on We all potential till it’s gone just like our heads Cause we all crazy, all lazy, they made us all pray for them clicks So I spend my life wavy, with a fine lady, cause only time counts when it ends, shit [Hook] I tried to get cake but couldn't get that quick, so I tried to get a raise I'm never gonna get that great that quick, so I gotta get away Living my life on the road, I don't know where I should stay I been waiting all this time, only to watch it slip away Slip away, slip away Watching time slip away (4x)
8.
Wan Roll 05:27
Now they wan’ roll? It’s a matter of a time before we go Now they wan’ roll? It’s a matter of time before these shows Now they wan’ roll? Was a matter of time before they’d know Now they wan’ roll? Now they wan’ roll? Remember remember remember These times when I steered off the center That time where I left the placenta Unknown to this world that I entered And now I begin to get on where I’m meant to They gave me a box but no Bento And I pissed on the box my spirit on top I can break any lock it’s just mental I’m just meant to, talk to all ‘a y’all I dropped out of college but my knowledge tall They didn’t rock with my know-it-all steez, when I spit bout Deep shit but now I lost my mind and they want some mo’ They like depression, but not asking questions It’s all an act they reenact whenever flashes set in It’s a fashion-heavy tug of war ‘tween love and other feelings We sell off to folks who fucking cash in heavy For the cash advance some sell their fucking pants and leverage Forget bout being real when the deal is they take words and put ‘em your mouth no Akinyele Since I was 6 I been on that me against the world tip, call me old soul Makaveli I been called already, they called me ready, but I had to take it slow Get across the globe, burn a couple oz on the coast, gain control of my soul, get ahold of my goals and now they wan roll? It’s a matter of a time before we go Now they wan’ roll? It’s a matter of time before these shows Now they wan’ roll? Was a matter of time before they’d know Now they wan’ roll? Now they wan’ roll? Now they wanna roll Back then they didn't know Man I closed a couple doors Dissapeared with none to show Had to care just for my soul Didn't know where I would go Felt I lost touch with my hopes I just lost touch with my goals But now I'm back with a vengeance, repentant, dissentient Better believe that shit Ain't none but time 'till I leave my print We all go sometime, cannot beat that shit I think too much, and I talk mad shit Flip that script, that's that Doc Mad shit Alaiz ou rien, know I trust my clique Man I lost my time, never lost my skills ... I lost my time, never lost my skills They forgot my name, I forgot my ilk I was lost in pain, I was lost in space I was lost for words, but now I got that shit I was off this Earth, saw the cost as worse Than I thought I'm worth, but now I got this shit man just wait till I fucking drop this verse Now they wan’ roll? It’s a matter of time before these shows Now they wan’ roll? Was a matter of time before they’d know Now they wan’ roll? Now they wan’ roll?
9.
Time Out 01:44
10.
Soar 02:22
Me and my darkness Thought I was heartless, monotonous, mindstate j'men calisse Might lay my body On this road Hoping a truck hits me up then I'm thoughtless, off this There's no one in the office My homies like where he at I'm right here like I'm often I'm nauseous, noxious Nox said I waste a lot and he's right I never eat my carrots when they ripe When the light, hits my forehead I know less than most dead Mes collegues - don't know them, I folded Had a lil hype, then it died, like my hopes did Had a lil light, then it died, like my folks will Lack of focus, drinking old swill and goat's milk Member when I had goals and no skills Now I'm dope with no will Damn, now I'm dope with no will Grown up looking for his home still We all got a few bodies in the trunk and some roadkill Shit, I know I got the whole thing They tell me to be positive, humph Like they know how it feels inside my own skin Really they don't know shit but their own shit So do I, but at least I know it Damn, they don't know shit but their own shit So do I, but at least I know it Moms gave up her dreams when I was born then Pops went crazy for his off the potion Became a weight for the whole fam - small pause - Grown man caught livin fairytales at the moment I was born out of romance, now represent what is broken So I'm smoking, stay gone off the potent Mind blinded, spirit floating, soar Oh I wanna soar Soar I wanna soar Soar Oh I wanna soar Soar I wanna soar Now I'm going nowhere Now I'm going nowhere So I wanna soar (x2)

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After a three-year hiatus, ST x LIAM are back with their first album, A Matter of Time. The record explores the modern anxiety caused by the constant reminders of time passing, and the fear of wasting it. Living life in a rush, without ever being in control except for short moments of clarity portrayed as tracks.

A Matter of Time strives to rethink modern sounds and flows, taking from varied influences to create a unique soundscape. The album is an ambitious attempt to flip trap music, blending popular rhythm patterns with soulful organic sounds and composition; the ultimate goal being to create timeless music.

No one can stop the clock, but with A Matter of Time, ST x LIAM aim to leave their own stamp in time, an exercise in honest expression whose themes transcends trends and eras.

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released August 11, 2017

All tracks written by ST
All tracks produced by Liam
Except Now, Slip Away and Wan Roll, produced by Liam and ST
Additional recordings on Gone and FOMW by Raoul Cyr
All tracks recorded at home
Except Phoenix Down, Get It On and Slip Away, recorded by Simon Walls at Studio Parc

Cover art by Liam
Original photo by Arnaud Jolois

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ST x LIAM est un duo composé du rappeur ST et du rappeur/producteur LIAM.

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