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Never Better (Deluxe Edition)

by P.O.S

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Purexed 03:13 video
Goodbye 03:07 video
Get Smokes 02:38
Been Afraid 03:39
Million dollar baby girl in the lower middle class With a maglite underneath the pillow And though she never been a boxer by choice She's known to act oak you never catch her a willow She's the calm type You see the small scars Creepin down her arms Peeking from her rolled sleeves right She keeps em weak in the knees But stay out of sight And when the school bell rings It's goodnight Might as well be Cause he don't ever see her around But he looks For weeks now he's been maybe tomorrow But he's shook He see them bruises and he needs to please her Plus he don't wanna go home either Gives her a look they pass Copies down a poem from a schoolbook Gives it to her after hesitation Whooped his ass She took it fast lost like all sensation in her hands An braced herself gracefully Sturdy where she stands Humble mumbling Passing the words fumbling Nothing discouraging just nerves (just) drumming up the courage Something bout bikerides or skylines or riverbeds Something or Something that he read Caught her right beneath the armor Cauterized thought of any Blunt force trauma Aint no way he could harm her When the curse leave a shell like a snake with fresh scales Some people seem to call that home but some souls roam Keep riding til the cycle is broke We aint gotta go through nothing alone She's in the weather the whole storm Hugging on her prince his hands to skin warm Quick out the door no note no forlorn Cause all they heard was papa don't hit me no more Buy they couldn't seem to keep the swelling down How they regretting ever letting out this 3rd child born But things are getting better now Cozy sweater now With her thumbs through the holes in her sleeves worn down And boy similar Noise minimal Toy criminal joys simple when someone's found it in you Some how it boosts the individual That blues hue is mutual they Make love gently So aware of each others bruises And sorta scared they could lose this Trust Bury the blue somewhere it won't bear roots But is this boy where the truth is She's spooked see Fruit never seems to fall far from the useless Branch that it's attached to Countless quacks say if he's beat up he's bound to smack you She's down to step back now He ever get loud She wouldn't be proud of whatever she might do This is the first time she ever felt touch That didn't bring her to hush like something was being done to her That unscrews her She loosens wit the booze Her hints can stay bent Addressing her dudes wounds Regressing to bedrooms where fools ignored don't He's not one of them tools that screws nuts and bolts And she know that And she know that but she holds back And she hope that he see the way she flinch Cause it's knee-jerk to brace for attack Even if he's only rubbing her back And even if it's like the deck has been stacked It's not an act he's really loving her back Hold your heart up Never raise your hand She says that with a grownup voice I'm yours now She says that like a child Don't be scared now The words click A piece finally fits I love you They said that with they lips When the curse leave a shell like a snake with fresh scales Some people seem to call that home but some souls roam Keep riding til the cycle is broke We aint gotta go through nothing alone
Terrorish 02:13
Slint 02:34


P.O.S returns with Never Better, the follow up to 2006’s critically acclaimed Audition. Written mostly in a moving car, P.O.S raps at full clip to ride rolling drums and revving distortion. There’s an urgency that he keeps in careful check, and then unleashes for spring-loaded verses that represent his best work. Never Better enters a room like bombshell with a black eye, badass, noisy, and impossible to ignore. Feedback and relentless drum rolls are only occasionally tempered by sung choruses and clean, chiming guitar lines.

With an unlikely punk rock past and an ever growing loyal hip hop fan base, P.O.S proves he is a rapper with range, a real musician and an unstoppable performer. Don’t mistake Never Better for some hybrid or some contrived crossover project because for P.O.S genres are as they ever were: permeable.


released February 3, 2009

produced by P.O.S, Lazerbeak, Paper Tiger & MK Larada

released by Rhymesayers Entertainment


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