Stock Music track: Lights

A modern hip hop song about being successful and being in the lime light. Also available as an instrumental version.

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Track details

Track ID number: 19207
Genres: Vocal Hip-Hop / Rap -- Vocal R&B / Soul / Urban -- Urban styles: Hip Hop / Trap -- Urban styles: R&B / Soul / Urban Pop
Moods/Emotions: Cool / Funky / Strutting -- Laid back / Easy-going / Chilled -- Trippy / Psychedelic / Hypnotic
Suggested Production Types: Lounge / Cafe / Lobby / Bar -- Party / Dancing / Fun times -- Urban Culture / Youth Subculture
Prominent Instruments: Drum machine / Electronic drums -- Guitar (Electric) -- Piano (Electric) / Clav -- String Section -- Vocals (Male) / Singing with Lyrics
Keywords / Hints: Jay-Z, John Legend, Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, Timbaland, achieve, bright, commercial, fight, fun, guitar, hip hop, light, lights, modern, obtain, piano, rap, strive, success, human voice, pop, popular, upbeat, uptempo, fast, radio, club, backtrack, live
Tempo feel: Slow -- Medium
Tempo Beats Per Minute: 89
Artist: Dave Tough Band
Composer: Tough, David Thomas (SESAC - CAE#: 499731200); Webb, Jordan Kyle (BMI - CAE#: 739522228); DeLeon, Sean (BMI - CAE#: 736322648)
Publisher: Tough Daddy Publishing (BMI)
SRCO (Sound Recording Copyright Owner): Tough, David Thomas; Webb, Jordan Kyle; DeLeon, Sean
PRO / Non-PRO Track? PRO (What's this?)
WAV file bit depth: CD-quality / 16-bit (What's this?)
Stem files available for this track: No
Lyrics: I’ve been steadily reachin and climbin
Startin a legion and I am
Never getting’ sleep
That’s just the curse of a writer
But who am I to even get upset
Question it, that subtle gift
That’s leakin’through my finger ips
Every time I’m typin’ it

I never thought id make it out tha small town
Homies in a barrel just tryin’ to drag me down
Head above the water, exes hopin’ that I drown
Surpassin’ expectations tell ‘em all look at me now

No Chris Brown, but how bout
My tape drop, it caused drought
They hated, then played it
They face changed, they found out
I’m in the arena n I’m ready to fight
I came to spark a change
I became the lights

Lights in the sky
Flowing around us
But the colors all wash away
I wonder why
They’re still telling us
To open our eyes
To open our minds

What’s a wall to a giant?
Whats an end to horizons?
Whats a trouble or trial
When your win is decisive?
Nothing, and that’s like all that Ive been hearin
Someone call each rapper up n tell em they should cherish
Every single moment that Im still underground mobbin
Once the surface hears me, they gonna be outta options
But until then keep ya head up and stay alert
Take everything with a grain of salt, even hurt
Cause nothings permanent, not even those we idolize
The media is sneaky bruh, so they feed us lies
Some are skeptical, like you get paid to read us lines
But Id go dead broke as long as I can keep my mind

We are bound to a life where we gettin freaky
This cant really be me
Yes we are bound to a life where we gettin freaky
Album containing this track: (None)
About the Artist
Dave Tough Band Dave Tough Band

Dave Tough is a Nashville-based producer, engineer, songwriter and music industry educator. He has written and produced several songs for major motion pictures and television. Most recently in 2012 he had 9 placements in the television show "Hart of Dixie" and had over 10 placements in the CW television series "Remodeled". In 2011, his song "Falling" was featured in Seth Rogen's "Observe and Report" . Other songs have been featured in training films and commercials, including a Pantene shampoo ad series.

Dave has had cuts with several independent and label country and pop artists (and is an active voting member of the The Recording Academy (Grammy Awards). He is a member of the duo "Xavier & Ophelia" with co-creator DeAnna Moore.

As a songwriter Dave has been a top finalist in many songwriting contests and he won the Grand Prize Country Category in the 2009 John Lennon Songwriting Contest.
As an engineer and producer, Dave has produced, engineered demos and master recordings for hundreds of artists worldwide over the internet.

Dr. Tough is an audio professor at Belmont University in Nashville, TN teaching audio recording and studio production. He has worked and studied under engineering names such as Bruce Swedien and Neil Citron. He has worked on the business side of the industry for Capitol Records, Warner Chappell Music, BMG Music Publishing and Capitol/EMI.
As an solo artist, Tough has released two solo albums Gravity Always Wins (2005) and I'm Right Here (1999). Tough has been recording and songwriting educator at UCLA, Cal Poly University, the University of North Alabama and most recently, Belmont University's Mike Curb College.

Dave Tough shares his namesake with the famous jazz drummer (Tough's great uncle) who played with the likes of Woody Herman, Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey.

Said Dave: "I enjoy making a living making music as there is something always new to learn. If you know one instrument, you can learn another. If you know how to engineer one style, you can always learn another. My main question I ask myself when writing and making music is "what gives you goosebumps". The mechanics of songwriting and engineering can get quite technical, however at the end of the day its what makes you feel something."