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This Unruly Mess I've Made

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis



This Unruly Mess I've Made

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Released: 26/02/2016

Genre: Hip-Hop

℗ 2016 Macklemore, LLC

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    Light Tunnels (feat. Mike Slap)

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    Downtown (feat. Melle Mel, Grandmaster Caz, Kool Moe Dee & Eric Nally)

  • 3:11
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    Brad Pitt's Cousin (feat. XP)

  • 3:33
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    Buckshot (feat. KRS-One & DJ Premier)

  • 3:33
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    Growing Up (feat. Ed Sheeran)

  • 4:40
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    Kevin (feat. Leon Bridges)

  • 3:39
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    St. Ides

  • 3:52
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    Need to Know (feat. Chance the Rapper)

  • 3:49
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    Dance Off (feat. Idris Elba & Anderson .Paak)

  • 2:55
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    Let's Eat (feat. XP)

  • 3:37
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    Bolo Tie (feat. YG)

  • 3:07
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    The Train (feat. Carla Morrison)

  • 3:07
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    White Privilege II (feat. Jamila Woods)

13 songs, 50:34 total time, 102.26 MB

Song lyrics

I couldn't escape
I'd been escaping the whole time
I had to finally look
Look at the mess we had made
And all that's lacker the glory
And tarnished failures...

This Unruly Mess I've Made

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

I couldn't escape
I'd been escaping the whole time
I had to finally look
Look at the mess we had made
And all that's lacker the glory
And tarnished failures
Stare at it... and then leave

I was too comfortable
Being comfortable is what kills artists
There is creativity for validation and there is creativity for survival
They're very different places
I didn't know what I wanted to say
Didn't know how the ink would stick to the page
How to let go of the anxiety
And the suffocating fear that latched onto my vocal chords
I had to figure out how to use my voice again

So we went ghost
The Irish goodbye, into the woods in the dead of winter
We bought a 1985 Suburban, loaded up our equipment
And just left town

People make music for all different reasons
It's the fabric that connects us
We dance together, we cry together
We celebrate our communities
We question our politics
We laugh, we scream, we imagine, we live
What I couldn't find in a hotel room on the road, or even in Seattle
I found in the middle of nowhere, no reception
Making music not because we had to, but because we got to
I had forgotten how to do that
Not being afraid of the platform we were standing on
Not creating from a place of "Don't fuck it up"
But creating from a place of "Fuck it up"

Look at the mess
Not just the one that we created
But the one that is the very fabric of our country
The mess we're all living in
Stop being silent
Even if it's not perfect or politically correct, you have to speak up
You have to listen
Dance, cry, question everything
Laugh, scream, imagine, live

Music was never intended to be programmed to, manufactured and turned into a commodity
Music was intended to be that one thing that we could rely on to disrupt the norm
Start conversations and change the way that we think and we feel

If you aren't scared of what you created, you aren't done yet
On February 26th, I want to share with you
This Unruly Mess I've Made
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"This Unruly Mess I've Made" Track Info

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis shared this spoken word piece/video on their website to announce their second album, titled This Unruly Mess I've Made and the inspiration behind it.

The album serves as the follow-up to the duo's Grammy winning debut The Heist. A week after the release of this promo, Macklemore & RL dropped the sequel to the rapper's popular “White Privilege” song from his underground mixtape The Language of My World.