Marathon feat Sapient

by Aayu

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It's always a pleasure collaborating with someone as talented and innovative as Sapient. And I was lucky enough to run into some very talented Philly graffiti artists to help bring this video to life.

30% of all proceeds from the sale of this single will be donated to the Multiple Myeloma Research Fund.


I am not a wise guy
And I am no Einstein
But I can tell you that time is money and time flies
It flies by, I can barely remember the highlights of my lifetime
So why try
Time equals money cause neither time or money are real
But the struggle is real that they create so fuck what you feel
I've got nothing to build with
Juggling bills
But I'm one in a million you're run of the mill
Marathon all day
No time for day dreamin
Credit card companies don't wanna see us break even
My slate and my plates clean
I stay eating
And I know that all of you out there doing this for the same reason
On the cutting block
Fuck a job
Thats why I'm always getting my hustle on
Yeah I've always been the under dog
But I have dreams too of private jets and jumbo yachts
Except they're on fire and all the rich people are jumping off.

Marathon all day, I tryin to get paper
Marathon all day, I wanna get (x2)

Too many questions
Not nearly enough answers
Am I gonna get a paycheck
With a bad back
From carrying the weight of the world
On my shoulders hold up
Ain't about being broke again
Stressed out but I'm focusing
Don't nobody notice these are the problems
I've been holding in
I never had a chance
Never had a day to say I'd make plans
Never had a day to say I'm not eating
wanna get paid today I ain't sleeping
Nah I'm coming home
Indebted dreaded with loans
Per diem embedded fed up no cheddar I'm all alone whoah
Hold up wait a minute I need it
Now I sold a beat and I'm fiending
Even though it made me slightly conceded
But I couldn't get a money order
Funny how they wanna give me checks
But I wouldn't wanna bounce
And they never would expect
That I'm better than the rest
In the center of a never ending pendulum of dread bet
I know I'm crazy but I never want a hand though
My homies are only happy bombing freights and abandos
But I'm the man though or maybe just insane
It's a marathon all day and I wanna get paid man


released February 3, 2017
Marathon was produced by Aayu
Mixed by Aayu
Mastered by Mark Saddlemire at Sound in the Round Studios
Additional lyrics by Sapient (

Management: Cory Wolff (Use Bandcamp contact form for inquires)



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