The Return (featuring Big Rube)

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“The Return” is a one-off flip of Outkast’s Aquemini classic, “Return of the G”. In addition to being the introductory track from “KastAways: The Extra-Celestial”, this song is also a nod to Effswell’s return to studio releases after taking a year-long recording hiatus to perform live with a traveling band.

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[Spoken: Alien]
Coordinates: UNKNOWN
From the Mighty O to the Mighty OH
KastAways
Correlate
Coronate
Yeah, Ugh, And now its time to celebrate

[Verse 1: Effswell]
The one you all thought passed away
From Latter Days
I'm singing a song for you like Hathaway
This KastAway
Has more for the people than sacred math today
Joint tip to my Bic
Shit's lit like my ratchets say!
I could go On & On but I'ma just stop right thurr
Visit the Land of Kush
Yoga to calm my nerves
My people are bleeding for reasons
Demons will keep you from seeing
Beavis & Jesus are schemin'
Killing and calling us "heathens"?
UGH....
Here comes the calm & hush
Simple reassurance like my woman's touch
OH, my vibe's attracting my tribe (riiiiight?)
And my rhyme's attached to my life
Even as a youngin'
I knew I was onto something
By wanting to be ME
FUCK being "like Mike"
So here I stand, in spite of all odds
Extra-Celestial god inspired by gods

[Chorus: Effswell]
I know what I know
And what I know is just for me
Knowledge of Self returned
And up & turned me to a G
Before I be a slave
You'll be buried in a grave
And I'll go home to my family
Yeah, I'll go home to my family, say...

I know what I know
And what I know is just for me
Knowledge of Self returned
And up & turned me to a G
Before I be a slave
You'll be buried in a grave
And I'll go home to my family
And be free

[Verse 2: Effswell]
Every single time I
Bust a rhyme, I
Flip into this mode where I start ghostin' on these busters
No Slimer
That line will not apply if
Nineteen-Ninety Nine was
The year you took the slide out of su madre's V-gina (HA!)
But I digress, lets put this show on the road
All of my "heathens" are at peace
And we're just blowing our smoke
Try any one of us, you runner-up
Unanimous vote
And watch that peace turn to a "piece"
And yeah, you gotta go
All of my lovers and all others?
You're invited to stay
Violins and smiles tend to keep the violence at bay
Brightly lit from Beyond
Ain't no light where I pray
I daydream at night to fight the nightmares of my day
That's why I could give a damn who you go so hard to impress
Rather get the contact number from an Empress
Call her up and WHAT? Yup! Impregnate a Princess
While everyone I know dies cause they haven't lived yet
...You the shit yet?

[Chorus]

[Instrumental]

credits

from KastAways: The Extra​-​Celestial, released August 27, 2016
Original instrumental produced by Organized Noize.

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Effswell Columbus, Ohio

After 4 years of professionally traveling as the lead vocalist of a Midwestern cover band, Effswell is BACK in 2019 for his first official releases since 2014’s experimental coming-of-age EP, Singer-Songrapper.

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