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Won Dream Free​(​dom​)​style

by Effswell

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The human need for hope after tragedy has led to some phenomenal feats, inventions and discoveries throughout the course of time. This affirmation-laden anthem is the "Ah-Ha" moment of realization that all it takes to win is within!


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 
Killers tell you that there's more than a curtain
A Wizard of Oz facade
And a kerchief 
Couple of slobs at odds 
Over corporate greed
Instead of feeding those in need
I heard that all it takes is
Matchstick to burn down a forest
And a million matchsticks are made 
From one tree
Basically all I'm sayin 
Is if you think you're insignificant
You're not
You are HOT
Burn this motherfu¢ker DOWN til your
Is more than what you see when you sleep
RIP to being fake deep
That's how it's gotta be
Til your name is on the deed
And the lease
And you’re a mountain with two feets 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 Girls' best friend
One Jane at a time
All I need is my Perrier & 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 with a 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
& 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 any thing?
After a little moment 
Shorty smiled big and told me
That SHE's one in a million
If she never see$ a million and

And I won’t change
Til the people change
And the children say
That there’ll be no…..

And I won’t change
Til the people change
And the children say
That there’ll be no pain!


released April 30, 2019
"Won Dream Free(dom)style"
Written by: J.A. Cross
Produced by: J Rawls
Recorded/Mixed by: D1 @ Soul Blue Studios
Mastered by: Aria Mastering / MFiT by: SING Mastering
Artwork by: Jordy The Jedi




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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