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March 4 – Nantes, France – Stereolux
March 6 – Bristol, UK – The Lantern
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March 9 – Dublin, Ireland, The Sugar Bluc
March 11 – London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
March 13 – Munich, Germany – Ampere
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March 15 – Berlin, Germany – Gretchen
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March 18 – Stuttgart, Germany – Im Wizemann
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March 22 – Nijmegen, Netherlands – Doornroosje
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March 26 – Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique
March 30 - Milan, Italy - Biko Club
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May 17 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown
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May 19 – Milwaukee, WI – Shank Hall
May 20 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
May 21 – Indianapolis, IN – The HiFi
May 26 – Detroit, MI – Arab American National Museum
May 27 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
May 30 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
May 31 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom

lyrics

Things

Things, on my mind when I wake up/
Things, all my time try to take up/
if I could save up money like worry I'd be a rich man but the sorrow would plague much/ I have made up the fiction/
that I'm the center of a system/
causing the day's rust /
center stage in a monologue play of/
me & the audience all in my make up/
what a view & it's all the show/
assuming what I'm doing's what you already know/
I think I'm in the middle of a palm heavy globe/
everybody trying to steal what I already own/ but oh in this life we are all but alone/
but feeling that you are is a problem condoned/
so sunlight is a spotlight that we hold/
like it's one light & we cuff tight until it's gone/
one candle on the cake for the taking/
souls set sail on a race trying to take wind/ we are faves in the chips that we place in/
I better build self anybody else cave in/
so I'm holding on to pressure like it's all mine/
that ain't sweat it's just the way I keep the floors shined/
everybody queued up for the long grind/ thinking that we're next in a short line/

Thinks I'm going through (chorus)


I want a lot more things/
biggie tried to tell me what a lot more brings/ a head strong man will take a lot more strain/ seeing pleasure in the presence of slot more pain/
it's like I'm in the plot of a horror flick scene/ & i'ma run towards where I thought I heard screams/
cause things draw me like a self portrait/ blank paper trying to fill it with a lot more green/
cause things make life & life worth living/
is a life worth giving to a fight for dreams/ but when your schemes matter more than the next man/
the next mans matter more than the rest than/
we all forget we are not all things/
so i'ma take in the line/
all those behind me can chill/
but if I was the last, I'd probably be the first one to wine/
for real/

Things I'm going through (chorus)

We just want to matter more/
trying to be the matador/
in a pit of bull/
trying to gather our status in the masses/ looking at the glass saying that's pitiful/
I ain't seeing what you're seeing cause your problems ain't my problems how you solve them really I don't even care/
putting pressure on my shoulders that ain't really there/
but I know you see it when you stare/

Things I'm going through (chorus)

credits

from The Iceberg, released February 24, 2017
produced by Oddisee
vocals by Oddisee

written & arranged by Amir Mohamed

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