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released October 30, 2016

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Track Name: Life In An Hourglass
Time waits for no one.
Lost time can never be found again.
Time moves in one direction.
Memories in another.
Welcome to the now.
The present.
Time will continue even when we time out.
I believe in fate.
Our future has already been decided.
No matter what we do today,
We ultimately will end up in the same place tomorrow.
Predestination.
Some moments, are more significant to us than others.
Yet we're all living life,
In an hour glass.
Track Name: Down ft. Notebook.
Been saying words that just won't rhyme.
Feeling like I won't shine.
Searching for my purpose,
But it's something that I won't find,

Many knew that I loved them,
And they left me with a shook heart,
Its hard to get back up when,
You've always been pushed far down.

The Phoenix is arising and lifting,
It seems as if the tides are shifting,
What I mean is that, my mind is drifting,
Cause it seems as if I finally give in...

But the shoes of failure don't fit me,
And everyone does have big dreams,
Was almost able to kiss the - clouds,
Now I'm closer to six feet - down,

So its time that I simply, dig deep now,
And Momma I'm gunna make you proud,
But walking the tight ropes risky,
I got people trying to strip the crown,

They stood there and aided to kick me,
None of you aided to lift me,
So if you're aiming to try and get rid of me,
You better know that I'm taking you with me - down,


Down! Yeah I've been going down,
Got people trying to hold me down,
Just a king with a broken crown,
Yes - I - am - still going down,
Yeah, I've been going down,
Got people trying to hold me down,
Just a king with a broken crown,
Yes - I - am - still going down,

NOTEBOOK.

Down! Yeah I've been going down,
Got people trying to hold me down,
Just a king with a broken crown,
Yes - I - am - still going down,
Yeah, I've been going down,
Got people trying to hold me down,
Just a king with a broken crown,
Yes - I - am - still going down,

Been saying words that just won't rhyme.
Feeling like I won't shine.
Searching for my purpose,
But it's something that I won't find.
Many knew I loved them,
And they left me with a shook heart,
Its hard to get back up when,
You've always been pushed far
Track Name: Up Into Flames ft. Maya Themagi & Notebook.
As the hour glass turns, and the sand starts to fall,
The past goes away and up into flames!
Up into flames! Up into flames! Up into flames!
Times ticking away, but it seems nothing will change...

NOTEBOOK.

How did this happen, happen?
Sitting here rapping, all of these words suddenly come to me,
Why do these song ideas come to be?
Is it cause pain continues to keep me company?
Or, is there a flame that's under me that keeps me on my feet?

Ready to pounce on anyone blaming or making fun of me,
Anyone saying I should flee, anyone saying I am weak,
Anyone saying its a luxury, continually asking more from me,
But what have they done for me?
I'm working my ass off, while they're sitting down comfortably,

I dare you fags to try & spit,
The way I do and get as far as I could get,
Damn you bore me with how you live,
Share your story and why you vent,
Without crumbling down when you open up your whole life to the world, I bet you can't,
So how dare you say that I should quit,

You pick me apart and I grow you didn't know I've already been hollowed see,
I put my heart and my soul and even more in been giving you all of me,
I won't tuck it away, the past has brought me nothing but pain,
Is there something to gain? Nah, it's up into flames,
The past ain't something to change.

As the hour glass turns, and the sand starts to fall,
The past goes away and up into flames!
Up into flames! Up into flames! Up into flames!
Times ticking away, but it seems nothing will change...

Up into flames X4
Track Name: When Angels Fall
There was a young boy and his parents split apart,
At a very young age and he couldn't understand it,
But every week or so his Dad came with his car,
He got to see em both so he never felt the damage,

Momma was Wonder Woman Daddy was Superman,
Doings things for him that no other human can,
Daddy said his world would be over if he lost him,
I guess his world was soon to end,

It was confusing him, when he'd call theres no luck,
When he was s'pposed to visit he'd stopped showing up,
Daddy stopped calling, Daddys not fair,
He never once thought maybe Daddy stopped caring,

His idol and hero wouldnt just disappear,
But as he grew older it was crystal clear,
He had friends who never saw their dad again,
But never thought that it would happen to - him,


Survived the storm,
The rain was strong,
At my journeys end,
Now the rainbows gone,
When will the pain resolve?
I see I don't belong,
I guess this is,
What happens when angels fall,


There was a cute girl with pretty blonde hair,
Dating a guy who left her stunned forever,
The way the story goes is really not fair,
He was only with her till he met someone better,

He was her first love, she never had her heartbreak,
But soon enough she was gunna learn the hard way,
She only thought love stories had happy endings until he took her heart and put it in a shark tank,

She thought they would live their lives together,
Grow old have children and die together,
Little did she know where they really would end up,
Cause since the start she never fit his agenda,

The day finally came, they had to break up,
She broke down crashed and burnt,
Face down he knew that this path would emerge,
Meanwhile she never thought it would happen to - her...


Survived the storm,
The rain was strong,
At my journeys end,
Now the rainbows gone,
When will the pain resolve?
I see I don't belong,
I guess this is,
What happens when angels fall,


Now we got a man who's lifestyle humble,
Throughout his time he's been put through pain,
Every step of his journey he's been faced with a struggle,
Walked through many storms but one took him away,

He knows exactly how abandoned's spelt,
Ever since he was a child, he managed well,
Until finally I guess it took its toll,
It shook his soul he learnt to abandon himself,

Born with love but demons drained it all,
Flames being thrown so this angel would fall,
Hurt by his Dad now he's passed that hurt on,
Now he's realizing all the pain it has caused,

His wings caught fire he was damaged and fell,
The Devil greeted him as he landed in hell,
I guess this is how it all happened to be,
But never once thought that it would happen to - me...


Survived the storm,
The rain was strong,
At my journeys end,
Now the rainbows gone,
When will the pain resolve?
I see I don't belong,
I guess this is,
What happens when angels fall,
Track Name: Where Is My Mind
Are things backwards right now?
I can’t tell if I’m dreaming…

I need immunity, confusion soon set to be lunacy why do I love knowing no ones ever been true to me?
Inexcusably I fell for her stupid of me she seemed like she suited me she seemed like someone that’s new to me,

She had a different opinion a different view of me; said she saw the beauty inside of me and also musically,
Usually seen as a prick and under some scrutiny but she was being genuine and offered me unity,

Took the opportunity, was soon to be crushed, she told me news, fell in love with me as soon as we touched but,
She shouldn’t have done it and, she really didn’t mean to, she said I’m with another man but really, really need you,

This sort of thing hasn’t stopped for years; my reaction was really just to drop in tears,
My luck won’t change it’s only sinking in now, really what the fuck was I thinking about…


Where is my mind? - Where?
Where is my mind? - Where'd it go?
Silence - I can't find it!
Where is my mind? - I don't know?
Where is my mind? - No clue...
Silence - I gotta find it...


I try to carry along like I had never missed any steps, I’m done with relationships so my mission is sex,
With no disrespecting, met a girl texting at the club, promised we’d have sex without mentioning love,

Using protection, knowing nothing bout each other no mutual friends without any social connections,
A perfect situation what could go wrong? Nothing, hold on, I never thought I could be so wrong,

Cause somehow something happened magically, laughing she starting asking me if its wrong if she started feeling attached to me,
I said it’s like a chore ain’t being hooked no more,
So I told her love is not what I been looking for,

She got upset, I got up, left, I’m rubbing my head wondering how-she got ob-sessed,
Feeling outta luck never getting what I’m after, asking how the fuck does this always end up backwards…



Where is my mind? - Where?
Where is my mind? - Where'd it go?
Silence - It's still missing...
Where is my mind? - I think it vanished...
Where is my mind? -
Silence - I don't want it...



Quite honestly I’m done with the antics can’t handle this so take advantage while you can soon I’ll be done with the damage,
An answer for the few who care or asked how I’ve managed been babbling bout this so long surprised that my tongue hasn’t vanished,

I’ll be running with purpose cause I’ll be running to see them, coming to razor blade their faces damn I wouldn’t wanna be them,
I will cut them till bleeding, squeeze them, till they suffer for breathing, then scream up at the ceiling, cause all I want is my freedom,

Fuck what were taught about love I really’ve thought about death, I bet I’d live happily if I ripped my heart from my chest,
I’d rather toss in my coffin than go to sleep in my bed, I get so many mixed messages my thoughts feel lost in my head,

So exhausted from sadness I can’t break impossible habits its tragic the passion I put into all of this madness,
Get a crucifix cause otherwise I’ll be doomed to be shooting it,
I’ve gotta go find the mind of a beautiful lunatic,


Where is my mind? -
Where is my mind? -
Silence - I've been looking

Where is my mind? - No luck yet...
Where is my mind? -
Silence - I think its gone

Where is my mind? -
Where is my mind? - & that's fine by me
Silence - I'm better off without it...
Where is my mind?-
Where is my mind?-Cause I don't want it..
Track Name: The Fountain Of Youth
I hope your soul,
Gets carried away,
To a beautiful place,
Where you deserve to be,
You've earned your peace,

Looking into your eyes,
You taught me love can be silent,
Through thick and thin,
You were by my side,

I've lost a piece of my soul,
Now that you're gone,
And I won't ever retrieve it,
How will I go on...

I am bound to you!
How could you leave me?
I cannot replace what I've found in you,

The fountain of youth!...
Something that I wish I had found for you,
The fountain of youth!...
The fountain of youth!
The fountain of youth!

When I look up to the night sky,
And see the brightest star I'm reminded of you,
You always shine through,
The fountain of youth,

Searching for the fountain of youth...
Searching for the fountain of youth...
Track Name: Ghost Town
Woah...

I've had to many shots now,
Baby I'm wasted,
Shooting all these tops down,
I can barely taste em,

Sitting here alone I am in disbelief and misery,
Wondering if any of you think of me,

Begging for forgiveness,
To all I have hurt,
Never did I listen - to ya,
I'm getting all I deserve,

I realize I pushed you to the side and now I am,
Bathing in despair with all these tears in my eyes...



Swimming in the deep end, maybe I should go drown,
When I travel I am speeding, don't tell me to slow down,
I guess I don't need friends, I'm living in a Ghost Town,
Where should I go now? living in Ghost Town...



I keep taking all these shots down,
I'm far beyond wasted,
I'm about to black out,
I knew I shoulda chased em,

Sitting here alone I am so fidgety and incomplete,
Wondering if any of you think of me,

I've stopped begging for forgiveness,
I feel all of your hurt,
I didn't wanna listen - to ya,
I hated all of your words,

I realize I pushed you to the side and now I am,
Bathing in despair with all these tears in my eyes...



Swimming in the deep end, maybe I should go drown,
When I travel I am speeding, don't tell me to slow down,
I guess I don't need friends, I'm living in a Ghost Town,
Where should I go now? living in Ghost Town...
Track Name: Through His Eyes ft. Maya Themagi
He’s so stressed due to another’s demise,
No sleeping; he always wakes up with bags under his eyes,
So people think he’s weakened and his hunger has died,
His slumber has climbed, is anyone really wondering why?

But maybe it’s a cover it’s another disguise,
Another mask, maybe he’s attempting to cover his cries,
You’d think this wouldn’t happen to someone so wise,
He’s been trying to find the truth but he’s been smothered with lies,

He’s mixed up, a mix of paranoia and psycho-
Frenic who is fixed to be fixed but is stuck in the midst of,
Trying to avoid all the tricks that these kids slipped him,
So he’s on the verge to eclipse them,

His lips are no longer zipped up, the tables ain’t bout to be turned, they’re bout to be flipped up, cause he’s pissed but,
He’s bout to take this whole kingdom and pound it with his fist,
He’ll do anything to get up out of this abyss,



Been putting on an act to escape the dark, when you’ve gone through so much friction its destiny flames will spark,
But through these eyes,
I see dark I'm tryna save the light, I see the wrong I'm trying to make it right,
I see clenched fists, wars & poverty, bums on the streets looking for employment,
Open your palms & greet your neighbor, the world would be a better place if everyone would join hands,

Is everyone just blind? Why is everyone so wasteful?
Have you ever wondered why, why many are so hateful?
You may not believe it, but we needa make a change,
Maybe you’ll change your mind, looking through his eyes,



Look into these eyes and you might see through me,
Through these eyes what’s labeled ugly comes through as beauty,
If you knew me before I’m a different man,
And respect right now's not what I'm trying to reach,

I want to give back, to every one who's broken,
With my art I'm trying to make silence speak,
Wise, loving, loyal, truthful,
These are characteristics of the man I've been trying to be,

I'm giving you my heart and soul hoping that you notice it,
But its over with, I know that you're focusing,
On some other bogus shit,
Its more than punch lines and the flow I give,
The bank I make and all of the hoes I get,

Damn, standing in a storm fuck it let it pour,
It's bout emotions escaping all of this hopelessness,
As the days pass I find myself regretting more,
I'm tired of doing more than I've been getting credit for,



Been putting on an act to escape the dark, when you’ve gone through so much friction its destiny flames will spark,
But through these eyes,
I see dark I'm tryna save the light, I see the wrong I'm trying to make it right,
I see clenched fists, wars & poverty, bums on the streets looking for employment,
Open your palms & greet your neighbor, the world would be a better place if everyone would join hands,

Is everyone just blind? Why is everyone so wasteful?
Have you ever wondered why, why many are so hateful?
You may not believe it, but we needa make a change,
Maybe you’ll change your mind, looking through his eyes,



What would you do if your dreams were crushed and your whole damn life just became so meaningless?
What would you do if every dream was dust would you look through the sand to find out what the meaning is?
What would you do if the world turned against you, and you haven’t a slight clue how to fight back?
What would you do if the world turned against you, & took control would you fight for your life back?
Track Name: Superior
'He is powerful beyond measure...
We may not be able to stop him'


Quenching my thirst, my journeys been epic,
Aiming for first, for too long I've been second,
No more regretting, look at all the blood sweat and tears I've been shedding,

My body is weaponry, I've been upping the intensity,
Death to emotions, mentally focused,
You better think twice 'fore you step to me,
If you knew what this meant to me, you wouldn't-wanna be an enemy,

As I enter my zone, independently grown, I deflect every stone,
They're attempting to throw, as I step to the throne,
I have dreamt to be known as my,

Work ethic is tremendous, my progress is endless,
The onslaught is relentless-there is no way to prevent this,
You wonder when I'll stop but I'm headed for that crown,
Been gunning for the top and I never will back down,

Keep my composure so I never will act wild,
Hopping to the front coming outta the background,

You're mentally fragile, are you ready for battle?
My eyes on your title, start clinching that belt cause you'll rest in my shadow,

I will never let an obstacle deplete me so it ain't probable you'll beat me,
I want it all, I want everything, is it possible I'm greedy?
Believe me, I'm about to make the impossible look easy...



I am superior to you,
I am superior to you,
I've put in years of work, bled shed and tears,
It's cer-tain that you fear what I've turned into,
I am superior to you,
I am superior to you,
Fuck what you hear, I'm first,
Your visions clearly blurred,
If you don't see I'm superior...



My momentum is maxed, opponents back into a venomous trap,
Defenseless they act, facing off against a relentless attack,

My excellence matched by none before me,
Cut out by the gods, & that fabrics gone,
Legend in the making yeah I come for glory,
This is my moment, this is my moment,

You think that you're better than I? get ready to cry,
Come running my way when you're feeling ready to die,
Face to face, look me dead in my eyes,
Many have tried but none of the plenty ever defied,

I'm a son of a gun, hotter than a hundred suns,
The one some call the thunderous one,
The fun has begun, I'll getchya all in the mix,

I'm a prominent, dominant mutha fucking bomb,
That has hit, all of ya shit, quick quit crawling you bitch,
I've dismissed all of your hits,
All of them missed, bout time you pick up that phone & start calling it quits, (dials phone number)
As I leap to the clouds, no longer will suffer defeat cause this hour,
Is sweet, to me now,
Standing well under 6 feet but I tower, over all that will compete, I devour,
Ene-mies... and I've not even reached deep to the peak of my powers,
Feel adrenaline rushing I will succeed and that's end of discussion,
I won't end up with nothing, only looking forward I can never go back,
No matter what you've done with your life so far...
I've been working over here twice as hard,
(So know that...)
(3:00)(CHORUS)X2

I'm coming to punish the competition, stomping and squishing,
Hush hush, stop it and listen,
Nothing is bigger than this, with success at my fingertips,
I'm on the brink of it, while your sinking with,
Ignorance slowing you down being your anchor-and to me...
There's no such thing as quit so how could you think of it? yup,
Yup I am on a mission, and I am promising,
A combination of the following shit, so stop it and listen,
This is much more than positive thinking...
I've been efficient, on accomplishing, prominent,
Dominance, through drive and ambition,
Something inside me has risen-I'm fully alive and I'm driven,
With confidence, stomping on-top-of-the-competition,


I will surpass you,
I will surpass you,
For too long I've been second,
I just wanna be the best and,
There will be no more messing around,
I will surpass you,
I will surpass you,
If its the last thing I do,
You better ask yourself who, it is that you're stepping to now,
Track Name: Pulling Me In
The world, that's what you really meant to me,
Not a knight in shining armour but I'd pretend to be,
Do you remember the times we’d hold each other, talk together endlessly?
Why’d you end something seeming meant to be?

I believed in you, I would never doubt ya,
Now a days I rethink everything I said about ya,
You said you loved me you could never ever live without me,
The words you spoke makes it so damn hard to forget about ya,

I tried to stop stressing, I tried to stop running,
You cut me so damn deep that I even tried to stop loving,
Now look at me I'm left to grieve, baby you best believe,
All I ever did for you, wasn't always best for me,

How do you not regret? How do you carry on?
How do you just forget? Why do I share these songs,
Guess you gotta be very strong,
I could never love the type of person that you became,

You confused my heart, left me with feelings I can’t explain,
I’m ashamed of you, was this a game to you?
Do ya think I’m honest or do I seem bit insane to you?
Trying to find out why I love but I’m unable to,

No longer who I was funny what some pain could do,
If only you had decency,
Your actions were harsh and look how much that it weakens me,
I won’t let this happen again there's not much else to say,
Once you've had a heartbreak you learn when to walk away…



If I don't know where to go,
I'm a make sure that I know,
That you're gunna be here,
And let this control,
I cant let go,
Cause it keeps pulling me in,



You made it hard for me to see clear,
You made it hard for me to breathe air,
You made it hard for me to deal with your departure,
Cause I always wanted you to be there,

But you grabbed your raft and you went to sea,
Was this a twist in events or was this destiny?
I gave you my heart so what did you expect from me?
I’d give you my all until there's nothing left in me,

Been riding low, a fighting soul so I could die alone,
Heart has been divided, nothing to confide in but this microphone,
Screaming, yelling, dug a hole didn’t know how deep I fell in,
Till I hit ground didn’t know I’d need propelling,

You said you're never leaving, the odds are never even,
I don’t rely on myself you gave me someone to believe in,
A spoken art to heal my broken heart,
I should have prevented by closing up my open arms,

Chests empty, you were wrong to deceive me,
You said its cause I lied but you just didn’t believe me,
And when we spoke everything I said was honest,
I’d give up all if its what you really wanted,

But I guess you wanted more than that,
You made me understand lyrics can mean way more than rap,
It helps soothe me & forget that you removed me,
I see no good in me, so what's the beast without his beauty?



If I don't know where to go,
I'm a make sure that I know,
That you're gunna be here,
And let this control,
I cant let go,
Cause it keeps pulling me in,



You left me for dead, you left me,
You left me for dead, you left me,
How am I supposed to forget about you?
When you keep pulling me in?
Pulling me in,
Pulling me in.
Track Name: Final Moments
'I need the perfect goodbye.'


My final moments are arriving... X2


I've been dragged down,
Into the quicksand,
Reaching my hand out...
But the passage of time seems to be getting the better of this man,

The hour glass has a plan of its own,
No key can open the door to immortality,
The sands of time will suck you dry of your youth,
There is no king so all who claim are lying to you,

Our planet is a grain of sand amongst the universes many of beaches,
I'm in pieces, not at peace,
But inner peace is something in life not many will reach,
I cannot leave yet, I've got to reach it,

Before some one dies is when all of their emotions'll pour,
Know this isn't the end, it's moments before,



My final moments are arriving... X2