In a World

by The Persona

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  • The Persona’s crowdfunded comic book EP was released on June 17, 2016. “In a World” is an EP in which the songs in a digital album correspond to stories in a print comic book. The music and script were written by The Persona, and the art was illustrated by Austin artists Anissa Bryant and Ruthie Junto.

    The A-side is Metaphors, an industrial hip hop anthem written by the Persona while he worked on an offshore oil rig. Ruthie Junto’s comic shares vignettes of The Persona’s time working in the Gulf of Mexico.

    The B-side is Passarola, an electro-ambient song that uses images of flight to convey the challenges of committing to change. In the Passarola comic, Anissa Bryant illustrates stories from The Persona’s childhood in which he visits his family by plane.

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In a World 00:46
In a world Burning away like paper angel wings One man In a world Rising up just to choke upon the ashes, One man In a world Hotter than the coals of hell, Fiercer than the hounds of war, Here to drag you through the night, One man
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Metaphors 04:12
If I write enough lines I know I'm gonna find it Might take a little while, but, guys, I gotta try it Remix and revise in my mind until I like it cisum eht ot evalssb, take a moment to rewind it Like a pick-six that you just weren't expecting Wasn't looking for a pass but I took an interception Didn't write these lyrics just to keep y'all guessin' I'm the man on the mountain tellin' y’all I'm the best 'n' mighta noticed like diamonds, these lines are shining they go hard just the same and forever I'm rhyming There's glitter on my lips like I kissed your neck Push me down further 'til I'm in your chest Now your heart goes harder for The Persona The beat that I bump is the one thatcha love Pulse 'til you sweat, soakin' wet Now we're back to your lips; guess you heard I'm the best, Wider than angel wings Taller than cathedral doors I'm a halo shining bright Bigger than these metaphors Hotter than the coals of hell Fiercer than the hounds of war Here to drag you through the night Bigger than these metaphors Stand tall on my altar, J.D. don't falter Hold me, from your knees, above all others Like Zeus I thunder, like Mars his brother I stomp a new beat, making armies shudder Aphrodite's lover; Same to your mother I'm Poseidon when I'm rhymin', flowing over and under Yeah, I'm good when I'm deep, let me into your sea Let the tide roll over you, my trident, and me Like a hero of Homer, this quest I'm on Sees me bestin' the gods as the song plays on Turn your headphones up 'n' hear an epic sound Ambrosia for ears 'cuz I'm chorus-bound Finding new ways to get my name on your playlist Finding new ways to say I'm the greatest There aren't enough words written to tame it All the poems ever spoken pale to proclaiming
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Passarola 03:50
Stare into a screen where the cursor's gonna flash Struggle to type another line from the past Now I'm done with the blade I'm done with the jade No more fingers down my throat forcing songs from my mistakes There was a time when I suffered for the love of another When my life and my lines were not designed to discover Myself but instead they were there to be misled from the me turning corners again and again and again It's a brand new day; I'll turn the leaf I'll pull the quill, I'll let it bleed Got the weight of the world beneath my feet No more star-gazing from my place of certainty Like a phoenix rising up just to choke upon the ashes I'm past taking glances looking back at second chances. The sun rises every morning even if I don't see it Time to smile at my mistakes like I'm born underneath it. Gonna burn away these paper angel wings and ride the wind that morning brings I don't love wisdom; I love the right sound Gotta drop another chorus just to get me off the ground, right now
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released June 17, 2016

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The Persona Austin, Texas

Austin-based ElectroPop–Alternative Hip Hop; featuring a stage presence that ventures from punk rock attitude to hip hop braggadocio to sly indie irony.

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