A Matter of Time

by ST x LIAM

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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 Montreal, Québec

ST (rapper) x LIAM (producer, rapper). Founders of TTT (Trust the Team).

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Track Name: Now
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
Track Name: Gone
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
Track Name: Phoenix Down
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
Track Name: Get It On
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
Track Name: Too Much For Me
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
Track Name: FOMW
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
Track Name: Slip Away
[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)
Track Name: Wan Roll
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?
Track Name: Soar
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)