Annakin Slayd - Shoot For the Stars (Go Publique)

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A promotional song and video I made for the English Quebec School Board.

Song Credits
Written by Andrew Farrar and Jean-Michel Simard
Beat produced by Mitch Album
Guitars by Franko Beaulieu
Special Appearance by the St. John's Choir

Video Credits
An Untimely Ripped Production
Directed by Annakin Slayd
Camera and editing by Mitch Album


GO PUBLIQUE (SHOOT FOR THE STARS)
Lyrics by Andrew Farrar

Your time is right now 
So sing it out loud
Le moment est maintenant
Chante le pour tous le temps

VERSE 1
It's like, in my life I've always looked for a passing grade
Now I want to educate, that's where my passions lay
Yeah, it's time for Slayd to look back, I'm at that age
To the sixth grade, the first time I rapped on stage
I remember being so afraid I'd look a fool
Till my home room teacher tried to give me the tools
She helped me focus on the words, stopped my heart from racing
It was Mrs. Kurtz, who got me my first ovation
Yeah, Grade Four was more than elementary
It's when I found out self-expression was necessity
Had an English teacher who saw potential in me
It's like she knew how I'd turn out eventually
She wrote me a message, now these words I covet
She wrote them on my graduation yearbook cover 
Twenty years now, paragraph's still in my head
And this is what Mrs. Polly Varadi said

CHORUS
If you only have one life, then why not take it all
If you're reaching for the sky, why not shoot for the stars
She said some people hide and some go seek
So if you've got a dream, why not go publique?
Keep your feet on the ground then jump the obstacles
Be realistic, aim for the impossible

VERSE 2
Je vais changer aux français maintenant
Je peux dire ces mots grâce a Madame Marchand
Elle m'a bien équipé pour faire face au monde
Je suis fier d'être capable de parler deux langues
There have been many artists from Quebec and Montreal
Who went to public school and found success abroad
Richler, Cohen, Shatner and Auf De Maur
Baruchel, Cuthbert, A-Trak, tomorrow's stars
See going publique's about discovering our culture
Finding life long friends of all religions and colours
In high school, I found it all
How to love, how to fight, how to win and how to fall
Seemed like, every morning I awoke with a frown
Until my 10th grade Drama teacher broke it all down
She said school's about life, the whats, wheres and hows
So forget about later, it gets better right now
So I'd like to salute Mrs. Linda Moss
Mrs. Kurtz, Mr. Wood and Madame Marchand
Who I am now, yeah...they're all responsible
Like Kevin Garnett said, "anything's possible!"

CHORUS
If you only have one life, then why not take it all
If you're reaching for the sky, why not shoot for the stars
She said some people hide and some go seek
Il y a du monde qui se cache, du monde qui s'implique
Si vous avez des rêves, allez publique
Garde tes pieds par terre mais saute les barrières
Ta tête sur tes épaules, vise toujours plus haut


BREAKDOWN
You can keep it real and aim for the impossible
You can keep both feet on the ground and leap over obstacles