Poem

Poem

BandHip HopSinger/Songwriter

POEM is a Sydney-based rapper, singer songwriter and guitarist.

His flow and lyrical talent appeals to a wide diverse audience; as well as; distinguishing him from others within the industry.

Biography

Sydney-based solo artist POEM started out as a writer and naturally transitioned his talent to include music. Poem has distinguished himself within the underground urban music scene both in Australia and New Zealand as an artist with multiple attributes. Wellington born and raised in Christchurch (New Zealand) guitarist, rapper and singer songwriter Poem channels his positive energy and life experiences into his music.

Coming from a strong Maori background, Poem’s cultural upbringing and 12 years spent in Australia has shaped his unique out look on life. Poem’s musical influences stretch from old school R&B legends ‘Stevie Wonder’, ‘Marvin Gaye’, and ‘Michael Jackson’, to Hip-hop prodigies ‘Bone Thugs n Harmony’ and ‘Tech N9ne’. Poem is frequently working and experimenting with different styles from smooth R&B vocals to raw Hip-hop (shown in his E.P “Versatile” – released 2011).

Over the last four years Poem has performed original material at various events around Australia and New Zealand, including “Bring It On Youth Festival” where he was the headlining act to a sold out show of 8000 patrons. POEM has performed at several cultural and community events including Cabramatta Moon Festival, Liquidfest (Canberra), Parramatta Youth Festival, Waitangi Day Festival (Brisbane); concerts and tours including the Michael Jackson Tribute Concert, New Zealand’s Dj Manchoo as a support act at the Coogee Bay Hotel and the Gaelic Theatre, Bone Thugs n Harmony Australian Tour, The Outlawz – Tupac Still Breathing Australian Tour and with Smashproof – Smashproof Weekend Tour (New Zealand).

As an independent artist Poem is currently recording new tracks for his next E.P “Who I Am” due to be released August 2012. Along side his new EP, Poem is also working on his album which will feature both Australian and international artists.

Honoured to be representing the Australasian music scene; Poem is destined to succeed.

Lyrics

Life in the Fastlane (EP - Versatile)

Written By: Poem

Chorus

Im livin life in the fastlane
Im livin life in the fastlane
Im livin life in the fastlane
Yea imma beast wen i hit it n im livin in the fast lane
Life in the fastlane (cant nobody stop me no)
Im livin life in the fastlane (cant nobody stop me no)
Im livin life in the fastlane (cant nobody stop me no)
Yea imma beast wen i hit it n im livin in the fast lane

Verse

Im headin down the freeway 2 double O, O, Oh on da dash
Wen i flick into fifth, you can hear a nigga comin so you better get it quick
Got ma pedal to the metal and ma foot thru the floor
Im leavin niggaz n da dust like, like, like like like see ya
Said I really, really, really, really, really wouldn’t wanna be ya
Imma be ahead of erybody cos you know im a winner
And wen i rip it ruff, nobody gonna keep up
Imma a revolution
Product of evolution
So passionate, imma never stop runnin till i finally get to the point
Where i find my resolution
My attitude so elusive
And believe me wen i say im headin to the front
Aint nobody ever gonna hold me up

Chorus

Im livin life in the fastlane (cant nobody stop me no)
Im livin life in the fastlane (cant nobody stop me no)
Im livin life in the fastlane (cant nobody stop me no)

Yea imma beast wen i hit it n im livin in the fast lane
Life in the fastlane (cant nobody stop me no)
Im livin life in the fastlane (cant nobody stop me no)
Im livin life in the fastlane (cant nobody stop me no)
Yea imma beast wen i hit it n im livin in the fast lane

Verse

You can find me on the wonder I bearly ever sleep cos im out there
Out there, out there hit with ery lil bit of my existence
Im the kinda brother dat be pushin n pullin it in ery lil limit
Erybody wanna get up all in my bidnez, its good
Slangin it in anyway i want from the hood
No im never gonna turn hollywood
Even if it get me more wakshood
N i don’t really care wat they think
Cos the only nigga dat im tryna please is me
Everybody, erybody get wanna get on me
Take a dose of this you cant see me
I keeps it Hori, Chur bo
Makin me dem Euros
Dollarz yo its all the same wen livin yo life all off in the fastlane

Chorus

Im livin life in the fastlane (cant nobody stop me no)
Im livin life in the fastlane (cant nobody stop me no)
Im livin life in the fastlane (cant nobody stop me no)

Yea imma beast wen i hit it n im livin in the fast lane
Life in the fastlane (cant nobody stop me no)
Im livin life in the fastlane (cant nobody stop me no)
Im livin life in the fastlane (cant nobody stop me no)
Yea imma beast wen i hit it n im livin in the fast lane

Bridge

Slow, slow it down
Said im never gonna
Slow, slow it down
Yea im never gonna
Slow,slow it down
I flat foot it wen i rock n im livin in the fastlane
Slow, slow it down
Said im never gonna
Slow, slow it down
Yea im never gonna
Slow,slow it down
I flat foot it wen i rock n im livin in the fastlane

Chorus

Im livin life in the fastlane (cant nobody stop me no)
Im livin life in the fastlane (cant nobody stop me no)
Im livin life in the fastlane (cant nobody stop me no)

Yea imma beast wen i hit it n im livin in the fast lane
Life in the fastlane (cant nobody stop me no)
Im livin life in the fastlane (cant nobody stop me no)
Im livin life in the fastlane (cant nobody stop me no)
Yea imma beast wen i hit it n im livin in the fast lane

Only One in the Club Ft. Mr Mez (EP - Versatile)

Written By: Poem

Chorus

She got them jeans saggin real low like mine
New era sloped to the side like mine
She be stirrin up the club doin erythang she like
She don’t really give a daym she be doin it like
She the only in the club
The only one up in the club
She the only in the club
The only one up in the club
She the only in the club
The only one up in the club
She the only in the club
The only one up in the club
the only one up in the club

verse

uh huh uh huh she lookin similar to me
uh huh uh huh her strutin remind me of me
uh huh uh huh she droppin like she on her own
baby all off in her zone, she dougie til the early morning
she comin equip wit bangers, she throwin her middle fingerz
she droppin her lean, she like a machine like she from the 31st legion
dat pretty girl makin it snap, she getting a lil bit louder
she don’t really care, she whippin her hair
she buckin it out wit a smile on
them fellas on her like dayum, the really want her like dayum
but she aint havin (WAHT) dustin of like no, no mayn dayum
she got dat killah swag (mayn), n oh this shawtyz got class
the way she movin up got them girlies hatin mayn
she never came to get naughty, she only came to get rowdy
she never came into flaunt it, she only here for the party
she a different kinda woman dat you never really see up in the club
dats why im like go girl get it, get it
go girl get it, get it

Chorus

She got them jeans saggin real low like mine
New era sloped to the side like mine
She be stirrin up the club doin erythang she like
She don’t really give a daym she be doin it like
She the only in the club
The only one up in the club
She the only in the club
The only one up in the club’
She the only in the club
The only one up in the club
She the only in the club
The only one up in the club
the only one up in the club

Verse

Yes yes this shawty like a hurricane
Yes yes the way she movin crazy mayn
Yes yes this lady hurr be so excitin
Fire like a bottle rocket, aint nobody gonna stop it
She take a hit of Alize and then she like Hey
Back on the floor she walk it out n then she like Aye
She getting hot she use her top to fan the heat away
N now she getting grimey like she do up on her birthday
N then she movin it movin, movin right across the floor
She got them fellas head turnin snappin jaws down to the floor
She poppin out with a smile dats pretty damn adorable
She got a line of drinks spread around the spot from all them fellas yo (aye)
She never came to get naughty, she only came to get rowdy
She never came into flaunt it, she only here for the party
She a different kinda woman dat you never really see up in the club
Dats why im like go girl get it, get it
Go girl get it, get it

Chorus

She got them jeans saggin real low like mine
New era sloped to the side like mine
She be stirrin up the club doin erythang she like
She don’t really give a daym she be doin it like
She the only in the club
The only one up in the club
She the only in the club
The only one up in the club
She the only in the club
The only one up in the club
She the only in the club
The only one up in the club
The only one up in the club

Verse – Mr Mez

It’s Mr Mez
She the only one
Imma take her home
She aint give a fuck, had it to be virgin
Her hips stoppin traffic with the way her curves be swervin
Flirtin, body language perfect
I would trade it all for that smile mayn, I tell ya it’d be worth it (worth it)
Yea her pants saggin, she got that swagger
She be killin ‘em mayn, call it body baggin
She independant man she so attractive
Like if I was metal, then she would be my magnet
Like the moon or the sun, she the only one (yea)
She the only one, them other girls i aint notice em (nah)
I’m addicted to her, i gots ta have it
She aint a good girl, mayn, she the baddist

Bridge

Salut Salut Baby
I pop a drink for ya, girl i raise a toast for ya
Salut Salut Baby
You bout the realist it get whe

Number One (EP - Versatile)

Written By: Poem

Intro

Said im reachin for that high life, N i aint never lookin back now believe me
Im aimin for the top of it, N no aint nothing gonna hold me down

Chorus

See I don’t even needa play
Your Hori’s already made
No more akin like a slave
Im aimin for the top
Number one
And imma be number one x3
until the day im done
You see im gonna wreck it loud
Im gonna wreck it loud x3
number one
And imma be number one x3
Until the day im done

Verse

Yeah im so hypnotic like vertigo, get your senses all twisted like roca-fella’s original
Lyrically I get physical, punches put you in critical condition like a champ
Flow got em akin hysterical
You can site my aura glimmer wen you peep from afar
N I aint even needa try see i was born to be a rockstar
Yeah, n wen it come to walkin dat mile, the only place dat im goin is to the stars wit a smile
See I be motivated by the arrogance of society, my objective is to school on my principles
I believe I been put here to get the fallen back on their way
N i aint never gonna fail em, all of dats up on my resume

Chorus

See I don’t even needa play
Your Hori’s already made
No more akin like a slave
Im aimin for the top
Number one
And imma be number one x3
until the day im done
You see im gonna wreck it loud
Im gonna wreck it loud x3
number one
And imma be number one x3
Until the day im done

Verse

See im gifted with the means dat i have to adapt
So mesmerisin like wen Peachtree’s makin it clap
Clawin my way out the gutter wit da tools dat i need to survive
My vocal dust em up the way you do wen grippin dat n9ne
Wen i put dat pedal to the floor, hit it anyway i gotta do wit persistence
My steeze like a samarai sword, cut it up like a chopper wit no resistence
Ha ho, see im aimin for the pinnacle already imma winner like a killa
Cos i rip it wen i spit no im never gonna quit it like an addict imma hit it co sim fina go get it
Hey, hey shout out to all you lil haters mayn
You push me to elevate my limitations here n the game
Without your aggravation we would see eye to eye
But instead your nowhere bound n im destined to fly

Chorus

You see im gonna wreck it loud
Im gonna wreck it loud x3
number one
And imma be number one x3
Until the day im done
You see im gonna wreck it loud
Im gonna wreck it loud x3
number one
And imma be number one x3
Until the day im done

Bridge

Now that you the way im gonna play, I bet you wish you hadda thought about it
Cos im more than one dimensional when takin on the world,
Oh tell me wat you really know about it

Yeah see im been up in the lab for days conjuring ways to kill em elevatin of the spielin
Hittin on dat 42, imma Maori boy wat it do
Im so amazing dat i thank god dat he never made two
Cos I would be my only adversary here in the game
And number two you would be gon cos number one’s for me mayn

And for my fans imma do it until my body goes numb
n imma spit ery day until I hit number one yeah

Chorus

See I don’t even needa play
Your Hori’s already made
No more akin like a slave
Im aimin for the top
Number one
And imma be number one x3
until the day im done
You see im gonna wreck it loud
Im gonna wreck it loud x3
number one
And imma be number one x3
Until the day im done

Magic Fade Away Ft. Mz Villareal (EP - Versatile)

Written By: Poem

Intro

Aye, ayo Mz Villareal, you feel me on this one baby
Druitt aye ha haa
You know, see im tired of everybody askin why i keep doin this thing, you know makin this music mayn
N they tellin me i needa pack on n move on out
But they jus don’t get it, i aint neva gonna stop yo

Chorus

If you can really understand what its like, then you’ll know
What it’s like to have this feeling inside, some people
Wonder why i’m doing this with my life, I tell ‘em
That its who I am n no i’m never ever gonna let the
Magic fade away
No i aint gonna stop down to the day that i drop
Never let the magic fade away
Its the feelin inside thats got me livin this life, oh yea
Never let the magic fade away
N imma stay on my grind, huh, yea, said im gonna stay on my grind
Never let the magic fade away
No i aint gonna stop down to the day that i drop
Because i want this life forever mayn
See yea this life i want forever mayn x3
I’m never gonna stop because this life i want forever mayn

Verse

Aye, see i got that prize up on my mind
Crowded sets and flashing lights
That’s all i see with folded eyes
Aye, see for most of my time been tryna fly
Keep my magic flowin high
Cus i was told i’m born to shine
See people call me optimistic
All because they’re pessimistic
I aint tryna hear all that shit
I jus think that i’m persistant
Heavy with that music instinct
Steady on the rise, push on past n dust ‘em off, Mayn
While i’m getting mine, yea
You see i do what i like
Yea, you see i do what i like (we goin to the top with this one)
Yea until the day that I shine (Druitt aye)
Yo, this be who i am n no i’m never ever gonna let the (get ‘em baby, yea)

Chorus

Magic fade away
No i aint gonna stop down to the day that i drop
Never let the magic fade away
Its the feelin inside thats got me livin this life, oh yea
Never let the magic fade away
N imma stay on my grind, huh, yea, said im gonna stay on my grind
Never let the magic fade away
No i aint gonna stop down to the day that i drop
Because i want this life forever mayn
See yea this life i want forever mayn x3
I’m never gonna stop because this life i want forever mayn

Verse

Aye, you see my click we aint gon never stop
Claw our way up to the top
We heavy hitters strapped up
With unusual personas steppin in anyway we wanna
Like we all off in a test
Aiming to become the best
Ha, see i think its so absurd
Spendin’ every day up in an office like a prisoner
No i aint tryna be like that
Thats why im doin all of this
They say that everybody’s promised life
Yet nobody ever really lives
You see i do what i like
Yea, you see i do what i like (something for yall to think about right thur)
Yea until the day that I shine (cos nobody ever really lives)
Yo, this be who i am n no i’m never ever gonna let the (but imma keep doin me)
yea

Chorus

Magic fade away
No i aint gonna stop down to the day that i drop (no i aint gonna stop)
Never let the magic fade away (im climbin to the top baby)
Its the feelin inside thats got me livin this life, oh yea (yea aye)
Never let the magic fade away
N imma stay on my grind, huh, yea, imma stay on my grind (im gonna keep on grindin baby aint nothing gonna stop us mayn)
Never let the magic fade away
No i aint gonna stop down to the day that i drop
Because i want this life forever mayn
See yea this life i want forever mayn x3 (yea man becos even if i wanted to stop this thing you know it aint possible)
I’m never gonna stop because this life i want forever mayn (ayo rhi rhi tell em why baby, lets go)

Verse – Mz Villareal

Yo, watz good Poem, you know I feel you
Nothing more id rather do than make a swag hit or two
No time for sleepin, awake n dreamin
I gotta flip the game ill roll the dice n make a change
I do this for my name, no baby not for fame
its not the same when your in it for the money game
i do it for my Christ, he made a sacrifice
Live or die, I give back to him for the gif

That's the Way it Goes (EP - Versatile)

Written By: Poem

Intro

Yea, ayo Vic turn me up in the headphones man, I needa rock wit,
Yea, its from the heart man, for real

Verse

Was about 2 o’clock in the mornin
Stretched up reached out kinda yawnny
Wen i heard the handle turn on the front door
Noise at the front door grabbed my gat crept up to the front door
Then i saw my babyboo
She came a knockin n i said shawty wat do it do
She asked if she could come on in
With a look in her eye that i didn’t understand, no
So i asked her wat was wrong
Talk to me babygirl tell me wats goin on
She looked at me n apologised
I kinda paused for a minute then to my suprise
She said she got something growin inside dats gonna change our lives
I kinda breathed real heavy then I said baby itll be alright
She said she not goin through with it, cos of everything i have wit my music
I said don’t go n do dat ill be by your side

Chorus

Cos thats the way it goes
Thats the way it goes
Thats the way love goes , oh no
Thats the way it goes
Thats the way it goes
Thats the way love goes, oh no

Verse

We used to kick eryday of the week
Always on the grind never knew how to sleep
We be laughin at suckers down on the street
Ery time dat we could we’d get down on a beat
I remember this one time, you were so excited you went lap crazy till you felt retarded
I swear couldn’t help but laugh
It was the funniest time that i think we shared
You made the strangest noises
Never really ever worried bout a thang
I thought i’d be me n you homie for all my days
But when I got that called everything dat i knew broke down that day
Victim of a hit n run I remember tryna find you mayn
Wen I found you I jus cried
Could not believe my eyes
Homie I’ll see you on the other side

Chorus

Cos thats the way it goes
Thats the way it goes
Thats the way love goes , oh no
Thats the way it goes
Thats the way it goes
Thats the way love goes, oh no

Bridge

When you rise n you fall
When your lonely and your backs against the wall
Don’t you cry any more
I’ll be there yo to help you through it all

Chorus x 2

Cos thats the way it goes
Thats the way it goes
Thats the way love goes , oh no
Thats the way it goes
Thats the way it goes
Thats the way love goes, oh no

Bridge

When you rise wen you fall
When your lonely and your backs against the wall
Don’t you cry any more
Ill be there yo to help you through it all
N thats the way it goes
Thats the way it goes x 3 (yea eyea)
all right
N thats the way it goes
Thats the way it goes x 3 ( yea eyea)
Yea all right
N thats the way it goes