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Won Dream

by Effswell

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"Won Dream" is a living mantra;
An oath of confidence in the face of trial,
Spirit during times of uncertainty,
and Victory when all others claim loss.

Your greatest battle has already been Won the moment you intentionally start walking in your Dream!


Effswell - "Won Dream"
Written by J.A. Cross

Man... I remember back when I was 1
Even then I knew 2 things
The only way is UP
EXCEPT when giving up

First off, my “Black Life” is important
More than
Police Forces and Jordan’s
Shoes my kin kills kin for; we’re hurtin’
Please stay woke and alert when certain
DREAM-killers tell you that there’s MORE than a curtain
A Wizard of Oz façade and a kerchief
A couple of slobs at odds over corporate greed
Instead of feeding those in need?
I heard all it takes is 
Matchstick to burn down a forest
And a million matchsticks are made from one tree
Basically all I’m saying’s if you think you’re insignificant
You’re NOT, you are HOT
Burn this motherf—— down ’til your
Is more than what you see when you sleep
RIP to being “fake deep”
That’s how its gotta be ’til your name is on the deed & the lease
And you’re a mountain with two feet underneath
No I’m not the only
Of my kind but I’m one of a kind
Drop gems without diamonds in my mine
A girl’s best friend; One Jane at a time
All I need is my Perrier and lime
Good night, Bad
Only come when I succumb to sleep
Get off on tracks, no cum on the beats
Do an end zone dance, very sharp cleat
My team’s an entire star fleet
Now I’m in the backseat with a sweet thing
Rolling a sweet thing, Listening to “Sweet Thing”
Basically on replay
And she says these days are The Matrix
And she could be The One, no gun if she takes just
Shot at a task, so I asked, “Have you ever had a
To see it through, you could do ANYTHING?”
After a little moment, Shorty smiled big and told me that
SHE’S one-in-a-million if she never sees $1,000,001 (a Million & 1)

I remember back when I was 1
Even then I knew 2 things
The only way is UP
EXCEPT when giving up

Never - Give Up!

You already Won
We’re walking in a Dream

You already Won
There is no “I”, Just “We”

You already Won
Walking in a Dream

Is no “I”, just “We”


released July 24, 2020
Written by: J.A. Cross
Produced by: Effswell + Chris “D1” Dickerson
Recorded & Mixed by: Chris “D1” Dickerson @ Soul Blue Studios
Mastered by: Aria Mastering
Artwork by: RockBee & Effswell


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Effswell Columbus, Ohio

After 7 years of working as the lead vocalist of a Midwestern cover band, Effswell (born Joseph A. Cross) continues to blaze a trail with many upcoming solo releases.

Effswell’s OutKast-homage project, "KastAways: The Extra-Celestial" landed in August 2016, followed by 2019's "Won Dream Free(dom)style" & “African American Horror Story”. With a new EP now in the works, Effswell plans to FLY!
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