Do What You Love

from by Mission Man



I'm ageless
Because I've made this
That the only true wisdom
I've ever acquired
Is to do what I love and I've always desired
To make music for a living
To take thoughts and feelings that I'm given
And translate them
With fate's pen
I lose a little in the translation
I choose to live tall in this grand nation
By that I mean I have a big heart
That's how I choose to have my gigs start
Even when my life is hit hard
And I don't feel the least bit smart
I'll stay positive
Because I have lots to give
And I get lots of love
From my friends when they hug


Let the sunshine in
And the fun times win
I love my grin
When I look like a big goof
Appearing aloof
Because I love myself
And passing that love onto everyone else
As long as their intentions are good
I love my friends and I know that I should
Because they're always by my side when I need them
Thank you Jared for making this weekend
The best birthday possible
The good times were unstoppable
Because we overcame all the obstacles
Of the so called free world
Forgetting about the drama caused my stupid girls
And idiotic boys
Who treat women as toys
We overcame the need to pay bills
So we could make real
Quality time in our friendship
And that's a real gift
It allowed us to do what we love to do
Hanging out with friends and just being cool
And for the first time ever I watched the inauguration
I could feel restoration
Of pride spread wide in our nation
We truly have a leader who loves what he does
And does what he loves
Throughout my life I've been doing the same
I don't care about being a household name
And I'll never claim
To have the strongest game
Or the smoothest flow
Because I love to feel the groove just flow
As the truth lets go
And it loves me
So I see within and I'll never feel ugly
Need someone to hold, just step on up and hug me
And I'll try to calm your fears
As I whisper in your ear


Doing what you love may seem out of reach
As dreams are not teached
In the rhetoric of lesson plans
That's why we need to lend a hand
If you love to sing
Just do your thing
Step up, grab the mic
Forget about the stage fright
And the strange lights
If you sing because you love it, then the audience will know
And it's obvious you'll grow
As you take deep breaths
And make each step
Just a little bit smaller than the one before
Until you can step up and knock right on the door
Get your foot in as soon as the door opens
Don't waste moments
Hoping it never closes
Let them see the love in your eyes
And they'll know you're not a lie
Just do your thing because there is no try
No matter what you love, just go out and do it
Don't let other people screw with
Your plans and your dreams
Or your hands as they seem
Like they're losing the strength to hang on
Just do what you love and they'll always stay strong



from 25, released January 20, 2017



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Mission Man Cincinnati, Ohio

Hip-Hop Without Ego.

Mission Man began rapping in 1992, when a friend told him to "kick a rap." Gary (Mission Man) replied, "I can't rap man," but after his friend insisted, Gary did indeed kick a 30 second rap. In 1998/1999, he began playing the drums, bass, guitar, keyboard and taught himself to produce.

Music is Mission Man's passion and purpose in life.
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