I guess this is letter two. I just wanted to write to tell you that I'm so proud of you. Community has been digging deep, and made a wonderful discovery That the best way forward was to embrace recovery! What is recovery? It means you get time back. No not the past, life is one way you can't rewind that. But you get the time that would have been been gone had you not got your mind back Now you're knocking the door of your potential like "hello! Yes, I'm back!" Never defeated. I see that in the eyes before me They may know where you stand, but they'll never know your story. And they don't need to, if they don't understand they won't know how to treat you They change up, get nervous and avoid eye contact when they meet you. That's because your strength, makes them uncomfortable You made it thru a hell they don't ever wanna know But with this moment we can turn this whole community over teach them growth and positivity and lift them on our shoulders There's no way that we can fail as long as we stay united The wave of hope is coming and there's no reason to try and fight it We're here. We're here with our message for them say it loud and clear! Recovery is finally here. Recovery is finally here.
Remember how cool it was to send INSTANT messages? Which were... messages that instantaneously reached the intended reader?!
REMEMBER HOW COOL THAT WAS?
Well I do. And I wrote a song all about it. Of course... making fun of Drake's Hotline Bling song too.
Actually, that song is a great song. It really is.
I also have a theory on that song I'll share.... later.
BUT! here is my parody video. IM Bling.
complete with all the nostalgic sounds you could ask for.
You used to hit me up on IM Late night when you need my love Hit me up on IM late night when you need my love I know when that IM (sound) It can only mean one thing I know when that IM (sound 2x) It can only mean one thing
ever since I got off MySpace you... Got a Facebook for yourself now Instagram private I feel left out All these followers you got me stressed out Ever since MySpace you Started vining less and now you snap more Twitter going off now who is that for? Getting tagged by girls I never seen before....
Ever since I got off MySpace you you you You and me we just don't talk at all Liking funny pictures we post on our wall Retweet and favorite but we not involved Ever since MySpace you Decided I ain't the one to wait for Girl I don't get what all that hate for Using a Netflix you don't pay for...
these days all I do is, Wonder if you posting up that status for someone else Crushing hard, Trynna be the baddest for someone else Sending the same exact snaps off to someone else You don't need no one else You don't need nobody else, no Why you always bein tagged? Why your images bein flagged? How come when I follow you don't follow back? You should just be alone Don't let them lead you on
This is something TeeLow has been working on since June 2015 - writing and rewriting. and rewriting.
This comes from a deep sense of love and admiration for his hometown Sandusky, Ohio and the overwhelming sadness that comes with loving such a distressed area.
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Seems like every other week I gotta read in disgust About overdoses and what these dealers feedin to us While we all up in arms about police we distrust I think there's a few other issues we need to discuss Like how all these kids are in need of a rush And parents can't be bothered, they all out of touch Maybe, they too, are in need of a crutch So it's all monkey see, monkey doin too much I grew up here it was always cool moms never cared where I was going to I'd be downtown all day or up at the park And she wouldn't get worried if it was a lil bit after dark Now the Streets becoming dangerous and the cops is watching House on the corner sells dope, the neighbors pushin suboxone Addicts and hustlers don't see no other option Is it the drugs or is the money the toxin? It's a disease, users can't be sober long If they're broke, they'll case a store for something to pawn If they're broke, they'll break into a place of residence Raid a cabinet for all their medicines I know it sucks, how life can break you But you can't go anywhere you won't let it take you You got hooked on the line but no one hates you You can still come back - but only you can save you Look, the ER is full and the EMT's are busy If you OD it's over, your life is history No longer front page, that news is old as you know what It's sad that we're more surprised by people who sobered up Add your name to that, do yourself the favor Make your best day now - stop thinking you'll get help later You have a few regrets, but that ain't gotta define you You're not you right now, incase I gotta remind you Gotta clear your head, only you can find you We see thru your excuses, so who are you really lyin to? I only want the best for you and yours And I'm more than willing to show you the doors But I gotta leave it up to you to turn that knob and enter You gotta fight for your life and there's No Surrender