A Million To One EP

by A Hard Knock Life

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about

No Band. 7 nights of graveyard shift plus overtime. 2 jobs. Working hard to support my own family and keep a roof over head and food on the table. My family above my dream, but somehow I pulled this off. Thank you to my family. My Wife Jasmine, my daughters, my mom and dad, my bro's rafa, abner, robert, henry (wherever you are).

Dedicated to my little "girl". Thank you for saving my life all those years ago. I'll see you again someday. we miss you. i miss you. love you.

credits

released September 14, 2015

All music written by Duty of A Hard Knock Life.
Vox: Duty
Guitars: Rafiki
All Songs Mixed and Mastered By Cameron Marygold of Native Productions.

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Track Name: A Million To One
V1:
WELCOME TO MY LIFE
A YOUNG MAN STRUGGLES TO MAKE ENDS MEAT
AS HE JUGGLES 7 NIGHTS A WEEK OF GRAVEYARD SHIFT,
His time with his family and their needs,
While mom is sick and growing weak
His Heavy Heart and tired back weighing in

Pre-CH:
Whoah-oh-oh, Whoah-oh
It's not as simple as it seems
Whoah-oh-oh, Whoah-oh
Don't push your doubt on me
I've gotta make a change...in all our lives
I've gotta try

CH:
I've got a one in a million chance to win
Cant hold me back cause I was born to fly
And don't say I can't, I won't give in
Speak for yourself, your failures-not mine
Been depressed and I've cried
This is all I've ever wanted
I've Sacrificed and I was Terrified
Now its me against the world
A Million To One

Watch your face
Look here clinched fists
Watch your back
You'll get stabbed, think quick
Better step back
Beware this pit
Check your mouth
Or get knocked out kid like this...

LIKE THIS!....
Track Name: My Life Today
V1:
It's been five years,
Nine To Fives, working night's and overtime,
I've sacrificed, cried out my eyes
Success is over due but I'm-,
Keeping my head up high when I know that nothing is guaranteed,
Well here I am and I'm telling you that...

CH:
My life Today
I Know where I wanna' go
I'm not afraid to face the unknown
I'll see tomorrow's ending (All I Know Is)

V2:
I remember when I was just a kid and this was but a dream,
You couldn't keep me off of my guitar,
I wrote hundreds of songs atleast,
In the back of my mind I've always known that nothings guaranteed,
Well here I am and I'm telling you that...

-CH-

-Break/Bridge:
I WAS BORN FOR THIS,
I AM WHO I AM,
I'LL BE WHO I WANNA' BE,
YOU HAVE NO SAY,
I WAS BORN FOR THIS,

-CH-

Outro:
My Life Today,
Don't tell me that I can't when I know that I can,
Are you with me?
(if you're not well then you're against me)
Track Name: Perfect Liar
Intro:
I Take my things, You walk me to the door,
Kiss you goodnight, I'll see you there at four,
I hope that you don't blow me off again,
Cause last time you left me hangin' and...

V1:
I Live a crazy Life,
If you want in make up your mind (Think About It),
We can be one of a kind but I just gotta' know,

CH:
Tell me how you want it,
Am I even what you wanted?,
Girl I know you're certified, a perfect liar,
Common be honest,
Show me where your heart is,
If you hide it I will find it,
Girl I know you're certified, a perfect liar,
Common be honest with me,

V2:
Don't take me for the simple type,
There is more to me than meets the eye (come tonight),
I'm on at four and I hope you like this song that I wrote you,
So I hope you...

-CH-

-Bridge:
And I'm running low on time,
Stop messin' around, It'll be alright,
Don't leave me like this, (oh no)

-CH-

-Intro/outro-
Track Name: I Have
V1:
When the lights go out and you're left in the dark
You are to walk alone in heavy fog
When you see it's real, will you start to feel
Regrets and admit your faults?
It takes a man to face his own mistakes
And admit at that point he's wrong
Well here I am, I'm not perfect and
I'm hoping it won't be long

CH*A:
I have hated
I have wronged
I have Stolen and broken
I have bled
I have cursed
I have ruined
I have lied
I have cried
And yet I have never betrayed
...You or anyone
...I Could never allow myself to sink that low

If your whole worlds turned way upside down
No warning sign, just in the blink of an eye
Will you cower and run or stand and face the man
In the mirror staring back at you?
You know I've been there, done that
There was a point in my past
Where I forgot who the hell I was
Through and epic down I found my way back up
One thing that hasn't changed about me

-CH-
-Break-

DON't DOUBT ME...

I Have never betrayed...

-CH*B:
...You or anyone
...I Could never allow myself to sink that low
...So you can go tell everyone
...I have nothing to hide, I've meant every word

-CH*A/Outro-
Track Name: Westchester (Acoustic)
V1:
I grew up here,
Scraped and scratched my hands and knees all up and down,
Throughout these streets, these memories flood my dreams,
Where could my old friends be?

-CH:
Cause I remember all the good times,
Growing up through the wonder years,
All of the friends I ever made,
And school mate veterans who passed away,
From the day we first said hello,
To the last day we said goodbye,
Sometimes I still find myself back in my hometown,
Westchester

V2:
What's up, what's good?,
Where have you been? I've missed you,
How's life treating you?,
This town looks the same like nothings changed

-CH-
-Break-
-CH-