The Balance (EP)

by Dynesti Williams

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The Balance is a celebration of both sides. The Dyna’s master chef, Dynesti Williams, delivers Hip-hop/Soul with a “dash” of Reggae in a soul-fully turnt listening experience. The raw emceeing, jazzy melodies, boldly honest lyrics, and dynamic production bring the listener to a guaranteed high.

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released June 15, 2016

Lyrics by Dynesti Williams (excluding Chris Ak's verse in U Don't Know Me)

Produced by Timian (Feel Like, Welcome To The Dyna, Guaranteed High, and Dun Da Place - The Dyna Remix) | Chris Ak (U Don't Know Me) | Gibbs (U Don't Know Me) | Nate Smith (Take It) | 貴大 重村 (Armageddon) | Dynesti Williams (Dun Da Place - The Dyna Remix) | David Henriques (Dun Da Place - The Dyna Remix)

Mixed by David Henriques (The Balance Intro, U Don't Know Me, Welcome To The Dyna, Armageddon Interlude, Guaranteed High, and Dun Da Place) | Ante O'Connor (Feel Like) | Nate Smith (Take It).

Mastered by Peter Letros at Wreckhouse Mastering.

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Inspiring people everywhere to reconnect to their authentic selves through bold and unapologetic live performances, lyrics, videos, and sonic experiences, Dynesti Williams is an unstoppable powerhouse. Her passion encourages listeners to take a dive into consciousness through hip-hop/soul with a "dash" of reggae. ... more

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Track Name: Armageddon (with Jef Kearns)
VERSE ONE
Working like a slave to the government, even though it’s crumbling
Selling myself, I agree to the covenant
Never knew another life, or another dream
Get the cream, got a Wu tang to my veins
Taught how to walk, never taught to balance
Stop at road blocks, too fed up to challenge
Fired my soul cuz the cold is savage
What I don’t know controls the madness
Please console me and leave the games
Money don’t help, but I need the change
Stay this way, I’ll be made to fade
Ahhh…

HOOK
Got nowhere to flea
I’m a prison
The battle with me
Armageddon

{Jef Kearns flute solo}

AUDIO SNIPPET 1 (Philosopher Rohan Campbell)
How do we combat against that unconsciousness that keeps coming at us?
Cuz we need something to keep us awake (Free me from war)
And for me, the best method is to come to awareness (Free me from war)
And be in a state of consciousness… all the time (Free me from war)

{Dynesti Williams & Jef Kearns duet}

AUDIO SNIPPET 2 (Philosopher Morgan O. Smith)
Question though, umm… playing devil’s advocate
Do I always have to be in a state of awareness all the time?
I think it’s okay to fall out of it from time to time
As long as you get yourself back on it
A person who is able to accept being both at any given time
Is probably the most…umm… the person who is probably the most… most at peace

AUDIO SNIPPET 3 (Written by Morgan O. Smith)
Yeah, I like the feeling of being hungry
So I can enjoy the feeling of getting out of hunger
Track Name: Guaranteed High
HOOK
I am a guaranteed high
Put you in the sky
Know my light

VERSE ONE
They don’t joke, they got you roped
Terminate the soul, kill you like a roach
Hooked on hope! I’m off it
Royally demonstrating a boss ting, now my life is
Building with my bredren, living out our heaven
Told we couldn’t get it, making ‘em repent it
Don’t believe in your limits! You thinkin’ you flexin’
Baby finally steppin’, you a business on LinkedIn
Truth is that you so lie, beg for change but don’t try
Lucky I’ve been so nice, I’ve got Grace like my spice
When di pepper hit cha, you’ll be droppin’ hot shhh
Tap into the teaching, Dyna dishin’ knowledge

HOOK
I am a guaranteed high
Put you in the sky
Know my light
(Repeat)

VERSE TWO
Stepped in the game like a dominatrix
Got so many hits, and they love when I spit
Safe words stop when the beat start up
Whip ‘em with the dreds ‘til they all loc’d up
Like ah! Oh my God!
She notti/naughty?! Selassi?! Walahi?!
Oh no! Just bossy! When I say go… I!
Bet you see the light!
Man you talk all hype!
‘Bout to bring you to my height!

HOOK
I am a guaranteed high
Put you in the sky
Know my light

OUTRO
Been chefin’ like… are you dim?
Which Dyna did you step in?
Been blendin’ with the pen
Energy so Zion
I know my light
I know!
Track Name: Dynesti Williams Ft. Chris Ak - U Don't Know Me (ft. Chris Ak)
INTRO
Fuck you, you don’t know me!
Mmm, mmm, oh oh
Yeh, yeh, yo, mmm…
Yeh, yeh, yo,
Da, da, doo, ooo
Da, da, da, dooo

VERSE ONE
‘Bout to kiss the world bye, give the skies a touch
Sick of tryna be love in a world of lust
Always chasin’ the dreams for me, finally had enough
Been runnin’ for a not in service bus
Like no! This ain’t for me
I hope! That one day you see
I won’t! Ever need your ID
Your ID-D-D
I swear!
I’ll prepare an Oscar
For what I exhibit reading from the prompters
Hate that I was wid it, never got to live
And you didn’t give two fucks if I did, bitch
Blow!
Don’t tell me what to do
Blow! Blow! Blow!
Let get a job, go to school
Haven’t you heard?
It’s a new world, it’s absurd
Laced with conspiracies, out the box tendencies
Blow!
Info, overload
Blow! Blow! Blow!
Somethin’ between weave and fro
You’re not like me, that’s alright G
May The Balance say politely

HOOK
Fuck you, you don’t know me
And it’s cool
Fuck you, you don’t know me
But you should

VERSE TWO (Chris Ak)
I’m roaming in orbit around this planet I call home
This moment I’ve having is out the dome, I’m out my body
Judging like everybody who claim to know how deep the berg go
While ice flows might swallow a couple bodies
Unsettled, the vibes, they lay, I turn stomach aches to butterflies
Hit another stage of life so I sway, sway
But I ain’t got all the answers, I just let that ish pass as I transfer
On to the next
You don’t know me, and these stories they bore me
These chords play away my worries, I’m headin’ for glory
My inner self said so and it told me
“You know you good homie?! Keep pursuing what you do
You got your groove bode!
So I move solely with those in likely realms
And to those who oppose me, I do not need your help
We’re all struggling, tryna climb up out this well
You’re juggling words about me, and do not know yourself
So fuck you

HOOK
Fuck you, you don’t know me (Whoa-oh-oh-oh…)
And it’s cool me (Whoa-oh-oh-oh…)
Fuck you, you don’t know me me (Whoa-oh-oh-oh…)
But you should me (Whoa-oh-oh-oh…)
Track Name: Welcome To The Dyna
VERSE ONE
Welcome to The Dyna
Caution! Close to the fire
How you gunna deal wit' the ting?
No ring, better pay the provider
Got exclusive deal for the whole fam
Wake and break fast, come and get the bread
Higher hire! Higher higher hire!
Dyna servin' wings to the frequent flyer
Heard you under-cooked, had 'em over-bored
'Bout to drop the hook for their life support

PRE-CHORUS
Woy! Woy!
Never were the best, just the one employed
Lawd! Lawd!
Preying for a meal? Join the shopping cart

HOOK
You not (not)
You not (not)
You not (not)
You not
Not, not, not..

VERSE TWO
K/Not like my dreds
So so/sew, just weave through their heads
Ping pong sing-a-long can't gwan with the Dynesti
Dislike the thread
Hidden on the wall
Brushed off with the plaque
'Bout to bring a ho to hay till I'm on a stack!
Eat the last tick on the timer
Sound the alarm terminating the tryer
Dishin' out my best, men/u exed, no desire
Call my man a chef, he go to work in The Dyna

PRE-CHORUS
Woy! Woy!
Can't finish the phrase cuz I'm so annoyed
Lawd! Lawd!
I don't mean to sin, but I swear to God

HOOK
You not (not)
You not (not)
You not (not)
You not
Not, not, not..

VERSE THREE
A wolf will dead off outside the door
One knock and I knock you to the floor
Dyna secure, try to rob it's war
Leave you in a pile of your own manure
Nigga found her way out the slavin'
And she's comin' back with the path that's taken
If you wanna build, got rolls/roles for the soul
That could fill that hole with some dough, that's bacon/bakin'
'Bout my assets, not how my ass sets
Multiply while you half-step
D took the lead just to grab them seeds
Introduce niggas to gardening
Scheming through the green with a lawn mower
If you tryna snake, that's a bad omen
Hate the whole set up, every time I get up
Flippin' pyramids till ya'll know it
Not a game you can win without knowing the rules
Fact, nobody wins, we're all confused
Let the instrumental take over my mental
Just so D can let go of the jewels like
You not, you not, you not, you not
Tapped in
Track Name: Take It
HOOK
Can you take it? (Tell him)
Can you take it? (Tell him)
Can you take it?
Can you take it from me?
Mi nuh need no basic, Lo-ove
Mi nuh need no basic, Lo-ove
Mi nuh need no basic, Lo-o-o-over

VERSE ONE
This is the last convo before I walk out
I love you, but not how you treat me
I want you, but this cannot keep me
Relations never easy
I used to say keep on the lights
I'm in the mood for reggae feelin' Shaggy tonight
Not worry 'bout chicks that seduce your kisses
Got Hershey/her she, and dem tryna be your Mrs.
Uncontrolled dicks turn kings to fools
Wanna be Solo/mon? Got some Pro/verbs for you
Master yourself king, break the rules
Got a big shark like you swimming up in pools
I know your mistakes, when you’re real, when you’re fake
Cuz you have to create a façade not to break
Got some bad bitches and forgot what's good?
Cut the foreplay lemme go straight hood
Like bredren, yuh blind?
Got that vintage design, from time
Still livin' in a bind… you a “real nigga”?
Man, lemme help you find the divine in ya

HOOK
Can you take it? Take the wine!
Can you take it? Take the wine!
Can you take it? Take the wine!
Can you take it from me?
Mi nuh need no basic, Lo-ove
Mi nuh need no basic, Lo-ove
Mi nuh need no basic, Lo-o-o-over (Tek it, tek it, tek it, tek it)

VERSE TWO
Let’s be honest, fuckin’ you is a diss to this goddess
‘Bout to bring you to your wake, sure enough!
Pancakes ain’t getting served till you sir up/syrup
But the pressure's up, so the mandem live life dangerous
From the streets, to the sheets, till your heart stop beat
Tryna fill voids with poisoned profit, uh uh
I know we've had it rough, but if it's rough with me you can't get enough
Imma elevate you when you can't get up
But till you work for us, you don’t deserve my love
Got my own mind, it compliments yours
Our conversations are elevation, prayer
Our meditation, call on me to heal
I'm medication, don't even need to add Ville/Advil
Add chain, or add whip, unless we try that kinky shit
Marley told me we should free our minds
Can't be a slave to your fear that I'll disappear
Backstab your ass, baby grasp that I'm here
Half of the perfect math in your mirror
I'm your co-pilot, goddess, peer
That's why I'm in your ear singing

HOOK
Can you take it? Take the wine!
Can you take it? Take the wine!
Can you take it? Take the wine!
Can you take it from me?
Mi nuh need no basic, Lo-ove
Mi nuh need no basic, Lo-ove
Mi nuh need no basic, Lo-o-o-over (Tek it, tek it, tek it, tek it)

OUTRO
Nate! Switch the beat
Mi nuh need dat!
Wasted time
With an eediot!
Mama say
Yuh nuh need dat!
Translate
I don’t need that
Grab a next ting
A real one
When dem treat it
Give di treatment
Take the wine
Take the wine
Take the wine
Tek it
Track Name: Dun Da Place (The Dyna Remix)
INTRO
Boom, bam, bim (Boom, bam, bim)
Boom, bam, bim (Boom, bam, bim)
Boom, bam, bim (Boom, bam, bim)
Race to annihilate on one foot, one foot

VERSE ONE
In the ring, but can't fight like me
Fuse cannot produce light like me
Da, da, da, da, da, da! Now I see
Cruise without my shoes while I sing
Bun the path, and the class
Wanna see sum, I "dun" the math
Sit back while I flip the Kraft
I dish that cheese 'n mac
Annihilate! Flip the craft
Until I'm so Glad, I could make the bag
And you so trash
Heard you really want your crown back?
Wondering where I found dat?
T dot O where dat sound at!
Yuh nuh ready, yuh nuh ready to be round dat!

PRE-CHORUS
How you gunna sa-a-a-ave?
Sa-ave
How you gunna sa-a-a-ave?
Sa-ave
How you gunna sa-a-a-ave?
Sa-ave
Sa-a-a-a-ave me-e-e?
(Repeat)

HOOK
Boom, Bam, Bim! Siren!
Feel when I
Boom, Bam, Bim! Siren!
Feel when I
Boom, Bam, Bim! Siren!
Feel when I reign
Feel when I
Boom, da-da-da-da-da-da-da!
What?!
DUN DA PLACE!
Boom, da-da-da-da-da-da-da!
What?!
DUN DA PLACE!
Boom, da-da-da-da-da-da-da!
What?!
DUN DA PLACE!

VERSE TWO
And you thought you had your trap set? (Mmm)
When you beat me I just two-step (Mmm)
Pick it up and then I reset (Mmm)
Overlooked me, I'm your regret (regret)
Beware of the well-wisher, they grant whatever I want
Thought the future was in your hands
Were you holding a watch?
Told me to walk what I talk
Lately I'm walking a lot
Marathon through these stages, I'm finally out of your box
Let loose my locs
Roll and I rock
Say that I'm sailing the way you get docked
By the supernatural, untapped potential in yourself
Come from under your spell

PRE-CHORUS
How you gunna sa-a-a-ave?
Sa-ave
How you gunna sa-a-a-ave?
Sa-ave
How you gunna sa-a-a-ave?
Sa-a-a-a-ave
Sa-a-a-a-ave me-e-e?
(Repeat)

HOOK
Boom, Bam, Bim! Siren!
Feel when I
Boom, Bam, Bim! Siren!
Feel when I
Boom, Bam, Bim! Siren!
Feel when I reign
Feel when I
Boom, da-da-da-da-da-da-da!
What?!
DUN DA PLACE!
Boom, da-da-da-da-da-da-da!
What?!
DUN DA PLACE!
Boom, da-da-da-da-da-da-da!
What?!
DUN DA PLACE!

OUTRO
To the left to the left, to the left to the...
DUN DA PLACE
To the right to the right, to the right to the...
DUN DA PLACE
To the middle to the middle, to the miggle to the...
DUN DA PLACE
w'hol on, w'hol on, w'hol on
TUN IT!
Da-da-da-da-da-da-da!
What?!
DUN DA PLACE
Da-da-da-da-da-da-da!
What?!
DUN DA PLACE
Da-da-da-da-da-da-da!
What?!
DUN DA PLACE
Da-da-da-da-da-da-da!
What?!
DUN DA PLACE

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