I Don't Need

from by Mission Man



I don't need an entourage
To build a big mirage
That says I'm the king of the gods
I don't want anyone to think I'm the best
The thing is I'm blessed
Because I have something that completes me
Getting here wasn't easy
But it was worth every scar
The wounds have pumped blood into the heart of my guitar
I don't care if I'm a star
Because I already shine
What I've created is mine
And debt collectors can't take it from me
Because I am free

chorus: I Don't Need. I just want to invent.

I don't need a hundred cars or a tiger in my basement
I don't really want to be famous
In some ways I prefer to be nameless
But I'll never shun a fan who reaches out a hand
Whether in thanks or in need
Or to help me succeed
If you've really listened, then you know who I am
You've heard me grow as a man
And I know that I can
Be successful my way
As I play
The strings of my life
And I sing with my might
Truth is what I bring when I write
And I ring in the night
As images fling out of sight
I recall memories as I kid
Of the things that I did
And some things that I said
Sometimes I'd think with my head
Other times I assumed I knew it all
My ego grew too tall
As I shot up 8 inches in 3 months
It seems I grew up all at once
But it was just physical
I couldn't fit it all
Together until it all fell apart
And I had to restart
Some pieces I left behind
Others, I still have to find
And that's something I'll do in time
But I'm not in a rush
I want to enjoy the touch
And remember the hush
The silence because no one was there
Some moments weren't fair
Or at least that's how it seemed
But the sleepless nights made me appreciate dreams


I don't need to be on a boat
Or ski while I gloat
I just want to see what I wrote
And understand that I've created
I don't want to be hated
But it really doesn't hurt me
It isn't worth the
Energy to feed the hate
Until it destroys what I create
I just want to see fate
Take me to the island
As it holds my hand
I want to breathe deep and appreciate the oxygen
Blown in by forgotten wind
There's no way I'll be stopping then
Because my life will be a dream
Better than any dramatic scene
With panaromic sunsets
And perfect songs we haven't sung yet
Played harmonically by a supersonic drumset
While the rhythm of life
Makes it all alright
And when I get there I'll heave eternal bliss
From my journal's kiss
And I'll earn all this
By not being greedy
I'd love for my music to feed me
But if I ever sell a million CDs
I'll give the excess to the needy
And thank you all because you freed me


Uhh yeah, that's right


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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