10 Of The Best Lyrics Of The Rise Of Hobo Johnson

10 Of The Best Lyrics Of The Rise Of Hobo Johnson

"Hey, my name's Frank. Hobo Johnson, I hope you like this song."

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In March of last year, a video for a little song entitled "Peach Scone" went viral. It showcased five amazingly talented boys in their backyard sending in a tape for the NPR Tiny Desk Concert. Hobo Johnson and the Lovemakers are a couple of kids from Sacramento who like to make a little love, make a little music. Johnson's slam poetry vibe is one that isn't common to most in music, so once Peach Scone started getting passed around, the world was tuned in. Hobo and The Boiz released their first album in late 2017 entitled "The Rise of Hobo Johnson." I decided to pick my favorite lyrics from each song and give you a little taste of one of my favorite artist.

1. "Sex in the City:" "I’m not sayin it’s real smooth sailing, but guys being nice doesn’t hurt. I’m not saying they’re perfect, I’m saying they're different and the differences is they love to wear skirts.”

This album starts with a banger. This may be my favorite Hobo Johnson song (watch me say that about all the others too). From the get-go, Frank is calling our judgmental society the f*ck out. The way he doesn't defend them by objectifying anyone any farther, he goes with personality traits instead.

2. "DeMarcus Cousins & Ashley:"  "I love breathing, pizza, Santa Claus and Jesus. And other things that feel real nice to believe in."

When you're struggling, you'll settle for anything to believe in. Whenever I get stressed or overwhelmed, or sad, I find myself touching things or counting ceiling tiles because those can't change, this specific line reminded me of my specific behavior. Often when we're stressed and lost, all we need is something to believe in to make the days go a little easier.

3. "Dear Labels:"  "EBT couldn’t help the fact that I’m starving for that MTV."

Frank, my love, MTV will never be worthy of your love or talent, first off. Second of all, I feel this one in my soul. Half the reason I love Hobo Johnson so much is because of his desire to live his dreams, and when he gets farther than he ever imagined, he just wants to go farther.

4. "Mario and Link:"  "I asked 'do you for coffee and scones' and she says 'No!', but I just killed a fucking dragon though! with this sword that I made from the words of my soul"

I love it when songs play off of one another, and while Peach Scone isn't on the album, we all get the parallel. I also think it's calling her out (Frank loves call outs, Y'all) for not noticing all the things he goes out of his way to do for her. I think we've all been here.

5. "Father:"  "Sometimes your courage makes you feel strong, but it seems as if the monster eats your muscles all along fucking pickin' out your self-respect right out its scary teeth"

In context of the song, this is about the woman his father is seeing. Thinking of it a personal context, for me, it's the girl my first love cheated on me with. I think we all have someone that we see as this monster and want to blame for the things that the primary connection in our life is putting through. And yeah, while this monster person sucks, we should probably come to terms with the real problem.

6. "Romeo and Juliet:" "But dad loves to shout, really loud. Loud enough to knock the lamps and dressers to the ground. In my memory, I can hear Chopin’s nocturnes playing in the background, a slow train wreck. You’ll close your eyes, but forever hear the sound, and boy, it’s tough. Cus that’s the sound of people falling out of love."

This makes me feel seven. I feel like I'm so small. My parents are fighting and I can't make them stop. I know what's going on, maybe it's because I'm just a kid, maybe it's because for some reason I think it's my fault. I can almost see it in my head. I can feel the blue carpet under my toes. Good songs paint good pictures, better songs make you feel things & that's exactly what Frank does.

7. "Creve Coeur 1:"  "Sometimes you drive a car and lose control, and it pulls. Hold me closely, I don’t think you should love me. Always feel so lonely, knowing nothing last forever, last forever. Sorry Frank, you’re much too late." 

THIS SONG S L A P S as is, but this part makes the world stop spinning, brings a ringing sensation deep in my ears and I have to remember my feet are on the ground. I relate to both sides of this song so much. I've been so hurt and stepped on I sometimes think it's much too late for anyone to love me, but then again I'm always the one reaching and praying for someone to love me in the way I love them.

8. "3%:" "But, but, but, they said it's a three-percent chance that I'm gonna make it. That's a little bit less than what it is in my mind, but it's ok, I think I can take it They said it's a three-percent chance, my friends, that's what they said."

I was told I'd never make it. I was told that I would MAYBE graduate high school, girls like me didn't make it to college. We get pregnant, we drop out. We let boys who drink PBRs constantly and swing on us every now again break our hearts. But I graduated top of my class, I went to my dream school and I am 75% of the way done with my degree. And they said I had a three percent chance.

9. "Jesus Christ:"  "And Jesus Christ seems super nice. I wonder if he'd love me. How come I only wonder when I'm sad or really hungry? Jesus Christ, you're super nice, but don't expect much from me"

I struggled with my faith for a long time, and I think we all do every now and again. I think we all get scared that we're not worthy of God's love. Or we find ourselves only actually asking for love and forgiveness when we've fallen so far, it just seems like a distant wish now.

10. "The Ending:"  "Now look at me. How's it going? My name's Frank. Wassuuup? Today, we're looking into what really fucking matters: Gucci bags, money bands, trap beats and sarcasm"

I love Frank so much because as much as he says he wants to be normal and rock MTV and have thousands of people screaming his name, he knows who he is. He knows what matters and at the end of the day, he's a boy who writes poems and likes making music with his friends. I think this really captivates the whole vibe of the album and Hobo Johnson as a whole.

After seeing Frank in the flesh this past November, I just love him that much more. His passion is contagious, his deep-rooted love and emotion in his soul are unparalleled to any other. This is truly just the Rise of Hobo Johnson.

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10 Rappers Whose Lyrics Will Take Your Instagram Captions To The Next Level

Make your life easy by choosing a caption that's already been written for you.

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Finding the perfect caption for you Instagram post is something everyone struggles with. On the contrary, the best rappers in the industry right now seem to have no problem with it. Whether it be Cardi B or Kanye West, you can always count on fire captions. Taken from the rappers themselves, here are the best rap lyrics for Instagram captions.

1. Travis Scott

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  • "It's summertime, why they tryna throw shade?"
  • "Rollin' rollin' rollin' got me stargazin'"
  • "I got 'em stage diving out the nosebleeds"
  • "Anything can happen at the night show"
  • "This right here is astronomical"
  • "Valet park when I pull up in the ride"
  • "Pick up the phone, baby, I know you're home, baby"
  • "Oh my, what a wonderful time"
  • "She said 'where we goin?' I said 'the moon'"
  • "I been up sleepless late nights"
  • 2. Migos

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    • "Walk it like I talk it"
    • "In the kitchen wrist moving like a stir fry"
    • "Put my mind on it, put my grind on it"
    • "We live like sopranos"
    • "Diamonds on my wrist stay drippin"
    • "Addin' up checks, no minus"
    • "I can buy that car, I know that you can't"
    • "No human being, I'm immortal"
    • "Walk in the buildin', they start applaudin'"
    • "Versace, Versace, Versace, Versace"

    3. Cardi B

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    • "I like texts from my exes when they want a second chance"
    • "I went from dollar bills, now poppin' rubber bands"
    • "Why would I hop in some beef? When I could just hop in the Porsche"
    • "You know where I'm at, you know where I be"
    • "These expensive, these is red bottoms"
    • "I don't dance now, I make money moves"
    • "It's not a threat it's a warning, be careful with me"
    • "Poured out my whole heart to a piece of sh*t"
    • "Karma for you is gon' be who you end up with"

    4. Drake

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    • "This a Rollie, not a stopwatch, sh*t don't ever stop"
    • "I only love my bed and my mama I'm sorry"
    • "I get it how I live it, I live it how I get it"
    • "No new friends"
    • "Drinking every night because we drink to my accomplishments"
    • "This sh*t got me in my feelings"
    • "With your phone out, gotta hit them angles"
    • "My ex asked me, 'Where you movin'?' I said, 'On to better things'"
    • "My team good, we don't really need a mascot"
    • "Got new money, got new problems, got new enemies"

    5. Nicki Minaj

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    • "Imma keep it moving, be classy and graceful"
    • "In my kingdom, with my Timbs on"
    • "Uh, yo, watch your man, then you should watch your mouth"
    • "At least you took an L off your bucket list"
    • "Defend my honor, protect my pride"
    • "But to live doesn't mean you're alive"
    • "She just mad 'cause he never bought her ice like me"
    • "I fly with the stars in the skies"
    • "They paintin' me out to be the bad guy"
    • "All these b*tches is my sons"

    6. Mac Miller

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    • "My regrets look just like a text I shouldn't send"
    • "Driving with my eyes close, missing all the signs"
    • "I'm a monster with the heart of a lion, divide and conquer"
    • "I got a bone to pick like roses"
    • "I'll do anything for a way out of my head"
    • "Your love is not too kind to me"
    • "Yeah, I got a bad attitude"
    • "No matter where life takes me, find me with a smile"
    • "Imma give you what you came for"
    • "I don't know 'bout you, but me, I'm important, I'm so gorgeous"

    7. A$AP Rocky 

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    • "Same shit, different day"
    • "I got three phones: business, conversation, and relation"
    • "What the face say to the fist?"
    • "I look for ways to say 'I love you', but I ain't into makin' love songs"
    • "Paranoia got me losing all my z's"
    • "Make no mistakes, it's all a leap of faith for love"
    • "She ain't a stranger to the city life"
    • "Can't forget that I'm golden, can't forget where I'm going"
    • "Riding by the rules, I'll abide by it soon"
    • "Ain't a killer so don't kill the vibe"

    8. Kanye West

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    • "Yeah u so mother thick"
    • "Ball so hard, let's get faded"
    • "That sh*t cray"
    • "I'm tripping off the power"
    • "All of my kindness, is taken for weakness"
    • "I'm lookin' for the one have you seen her?"
    • "Don't let me get in my zone"
    • "Let's get lost tonight"
    • "Sun don't shine in the shade, bird can't fly in a cage"
    • "Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud"
    • "No you're not perfect but you're not your mistakes"

    9. A$AP Ferg

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    • "Gucci down to the socks"
    • "My jewelry glistening why I'm always chilly"
    • "I'm a one night savage"
    • "Put in work, put 'em in the dirt"
    • "Fergy be mobbin' all day"
    • "Ferg is the name"
    • "I'm on a new level"
    • "Don't pray for me pray for the weak"
    • "I was only 8 years old, watching Nick at Nite"
    • "I was fly like a bird"

    10. Lil Wayne 

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    • "Real G's move in silence like lasagna"
    • "I speak the truth but I guess that's a foreign language to y'all"
    • "Okay you're a goon, but what's a goon to a goblin?"
    • "I got some weight on my shoulders, to me it's like feathers"
    • "I am more animal than the zoo allow"
    • "Money talks, bullsh*t walks"
    • "Every night's a long night, every day's a holiday"
    • "I'm a cool cat, but I'm on life nine"
    • "Haters can't see me, nose bleed seats"


    No matter what the occasion, it's always good to have creative Instagram captions on hand. Nobody knows how to make clever captions than rappers themselves. Whether you need creative caption for throwing shade at someone, or you have used only emojis for your past 5 Instagram pictures, rap lyrics make the perfect caption.

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    5 Worship Songs For The Mountains And Valleys In Life

    In life there are going to be highs and there are going to be lows, in either case, we should worship.

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    Sometimes Christians, myself included, think of worship as that thing you do before the sermon on Sunday mornings. We might raise our hands, get really into it, and feel the holy spirit move in that moment and it's great. But I think we forget sometimes that worship doesn't just have to take place in the church, but worship can be something that we use in our lives daily in many different circumstances. The incredible thing about worship is that it can be used both as a source of comfort, and as a weapon, but in both cases, ALL the glory is being given to God. When I'm having a fantastic day, I like to worship. When I'm having a horrible day, I like to worship through it. Here are some songs that have allowed me to rejoice during the mountains of life, and that have helped carry me through some deep valleys.

    1. "Do It Again" by Elevation Worship

    "I've seen you move, you move the mountains, and I believe, I'll see you do it again"

    This song has been just what I needed in times where I've felt like nothing seems to be going right. When it seems like mountains would literally have to be moved in order for circumstances to work out, I like to blair this song. It's a wonderful reminder that God is literally capable of moving mountains and that He's been faithful before, so He'll be faithful again.

    2. "Surrounded" by UPPERROOM

    "It may look like I'm surrounded, but I'm surrounded by you."

    This anthem is literally about fighting your battles with worship. Worship can be so powerful. We might think we are completely surrounded by the enemy, but we need to remember we are first, and foremost, surrounded by God. This song may seem repetitive, but think of it as a battle cry when the enemy is trying to wage war.

    3. "Prophesy Your Promise" by Bryan and Katie Torwalt

    "Fear can go to hell, shame go there too. I know whose I am, God I belong to you"

    Sometimes you find yourself in what seems like a big mess. You might be angry, anxious about the future, depressed, etc. Whatever the case, it's clear the enemy is trying to attack. This is a song about truly believing God is who He says He is and that ultimately, we belong to Him. This is a song to shout in the face of the enemy to let him know he has absolutely no place here.

    4. "Death Was Arrested" by North Point InsideOut

    "When death was arrested and my life began"

    When you really want to rejoice in the fact that we have a savior who loves us so much that He died for us, this song does the trick. It so beautifully narrates the victory we have because Jesus died for use. It truly is an anthem.

    5. "Living Hope" by Bethel Music (Originally Phil Wickham)

    Another song that paints a beautiful picture of the hope we have because Jesus died on the cross for us. I don't know about you, but I get excited about that every time I think about it.

    Whatever your circumstance, positive or negative, there is always a reason to worship. What Jesus did on that cross for us is worthy of all of our praise. Jesus literally conquered death, therefore there's nothing for us to fear and a whole lot to be excited about. When you feel like you're on top of Mount Everest - sing, and when you feel like you're at the bottom of the deepest valley, sing even louder.

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