Sinner (Feat. Boogey)

by Maka

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Afro soul singer/song writer Maka teams up with lyricist Boogey on her first single for 2017 titled "Sinner". The melancholic song sees Maka exploring the frailty of mankind from the perspective of an individual seeking redemption and salvation. Her enthralling vocals are juxtaposed with Boogey's quirky and vivid lyrical imagery as he details his own follies as well.
Sinner is produced by Str8buttah's Teck-Zilla


"Like most of my songs, I wanted to write about something everyone could relate to.
This song talks about the vulnerability of man and how imperfect we are. I had always wanted to put that in a song so when Teck played the beat, I knew that was the beat for the concept."

lyrics

[Verse 1: Maka]
Who are you when nobody's watching?
Who are you when the doors are shut?
Who are you when nobody's looking?
Are you pretending to be who you're not?
This thing called life, its not black and white
I am just a human trying to do what's right
I know I've got my demons struggling with me
I go down on my knees and I pray

[Hook: Maka]
Father, I have sinned
Forgive me Father

[Verse 2: Maka]
Mama say, mama say when she look at me
I no be iroko tree but na long distance I dey see
Where you dey go my pikin, I no see road
But if you don't listen, I guess you're on your own
This thing called life, it’s not black and white
I am just in darkness and I dey look for light
I know I've got my demons struggling with me
I go down on my knees and I say

[Hook 2: Maka]
Father, I have sinned
Forgive me Father
Forgive me Father
Yeah, yeah, yeah.

[Rap: Boogey]
It's been 5 years, it's been 5 years.. since I confessed and you have no idea..
..how my life's messed up and I been crying..
..but now I have freshened up and all those dry tears..
..forever go unnoticed.
Really went and made a deal with the devil, no one knows it.
You telling me that I'll make it to heaven though i'm hopeless.
Try to hide it from God but I bet he watch.
He just turn a blind eye like Fetty Wap.
Demons stake a claim....and I take the blame
Father will you help me break the chains....and escape the shame..
..when my body covered in patches of all the dirt I did.
Home is where the heart is and it's getting darker where I live.
Now I rap....until I get the power back and shine.
Thought I face my inner fears but I just cower half the time.
Got me thinking that i'm slipping off this tower as I climb.
Elevated through the clouds, it was crowded after nine.
Anything to save me on these rosary beads?
I'm sick of the hell I live in, it's my only disease.
My soul is heavy, would you hold it for me.
..and when I come across an obstacle I wanna pose as Moses with ease.
Skeletons in my closet..
..telling em everything is creepier than meets the eye and i'm selling em all this gossip.
Like when I try to show chicks I’m delicate with the bra clip..
..like baby we can hook up when I unhook it, I'm no hooker but I'll tap anything as juices flowing and the trunk of an elephant is my faucet.
Of course it's....obvious i'm hard as rhinos horns.
You and me behind closed doors....my mind goes porn.
I can't resist. Addiction be feeling like cannabis..
..So father bless the boy with the inner peace and the bliss.
I might be sick, I hope the virus doesn't unfold yet.
Take away my cup and hit me with that Control S.

[Bridge: Maka]
This thing called life, it’s not black and white
I am just a human trying to do what's right
I know I've got my demons struggling with me
I go down on my knees and I pray

[Hook 3: Maka]
Father, I have sinned
Forgive me Father
Forgive me Father
Yeah, yeah, yeah.


[Outro: Maka]
The soul is willing but the flesh is weak

credits

released March 27, 2017
Written By Maka
Rap Written By Boogey
Produced By Teck-Zilla
Mastered By Michael Venia (Sound Mixology.)

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