Francis, Sage - Flashback 96 Lyrics

No tricks
No tricks

It's just a flashback-

Now I can't even think back
When I reminisce on my own past I cringe
It gets under my skin like a syringe.
I binge on food for thought.
Avoiding memory lane on my way home
Get lost and have to look for a pay phone
It's so strange
I've got no change
I could have sworn I did when I left
My breath gets heavy with every theft
Y'all didn't round my childhood [?]
If I could have smiled I would
Try to keep them to a minimum
But one got cracked while I was killing 'em
Back to the present here and now in modern times
When Satan's got me signing dotted lines
I pick up the phone and call
People in my own hometown collect
And tell them things change, but they just won't accept
That's no surprise; it's so ironic me having to ask them for directions
But I just got dead air, cut lines and bad connections
People who would help
Change their number to unlisted
411 info left me unassisted
Wickedly twisted happenings
Is it coincidence?
I choose to think so.
Deep in thought my eyes blink slow
Pictures appear like slideshows
Cause my mind knows
Each and every minute detail
Total recall is leaving me pale
Sick to my stomach
Forces of nature bring my homing instinct
It stinks
It's so distinct.
Now let me think a minute.
Huh, this is the much traveled trail from my past
No one unbeaten path
And funny memories are now making me laugh

Just a flash back kid, it's just a flashback
I'm getting laughed at mental attack, mental attack

I should design forts
To pro-tect my mind
From these time warps
'Cause I'm off course
Begin to rethink my final thoughts
My personal creations face conflict
You're slipping
By following my footsteps
Cause I'm slick
Now I stand alone in this ghost town
My clothes make the most sound
Upside down smiles
Grin while folks frown
I feel my Sacred
Heart get filled with hatred
Ancient rituals of a teary eyed child
with nothing fake kid
the flash backs of my past acts
Are numerous
Inside the uterus
Other kinds haven't been so humorous

My laugh lines are faked for the last time
I'm past my prime
Climaxing again is a task of mine
I'm homeward bound; break out the map and atlas
I ask gas station attendants kid and they act pissed
I'm black listed
For not staying true to white lies
I fight guys in darkness
Heartless until the night dies.
And Then I shed some light on what's the matter
Reflections in the looking glass self scatter
When the hard stairs made it shatter
7 years back luck?
That ain't nothing new !
I'm searching for something true
But most my friends are fronting too.
What's up with you?
Only once you catch amnesia
Same old procedure
Valuable times lost at leisure
Plus I broke my compass
The needle always points backwards
There's no communications
Whack herbs
That cost me black words
Facial expressions in sign language
Cause your mind your mind anguish
Misinterpretations are dangerous
No one knows who the stranger is
But still yet know my face is vaguely familiar,
Thinking back wouldn't kill you would it?
Or would it?
I can't catch no one's attention
Even Ignored by the lord
my mind sided dimensions

It's just a flashback kid, it's just a flashback
I'm getting laughed at mental attack; mental attack…

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Francis, Sage Flashback 96 Comments
  1. De Adams


  2. Mcfishy First

    Ps I know this song buy hart

    Mcfishy First

    Call me back full force


    How much?

  3. hardbody

    adam junkins said this is dope

  4. Mcfishy First

    this is the best song ever of them~) fucKKK u #SAGEFrancis #IlOVEu #nohomo #maybeyouhopeso #Haha I would love too here a part 2~)

  5. Tyler Donhardt

    Sage got triggered.

  6. MsBillyname

    96 year of Smoothe da Hustler.

  7. ThatGOONfromLA

    Is this a redone version of his original flashback 96? His voice sounds different in the other version.

  8. DrDem420

    need the instrumental too.

  9. Al Goody

    This isnt his best work when purpose is taken into consideration... but its the best song he ever made in my opinion. Like I could say that about a couple of them, but this one is always the one I relate to the most...

  10. Josh Lb

    good shit on a tape

  11. chubbywater5

    Fucking Solid Shit.

  12. Cammp Grower

    @MrNapt Cant argue the differences because there is to many. How ever who has more Cred? Sage hands down. Em got a great break and decided grinding from show to show was BS and he kinda sold out. He to once was an underground rap phenom.. But both are great artists in there own right. Difference is Sage stuck to underground with Zero popularity thus the underground... And Em went triple platinum with Dre.

  13. MrNapt

    @opydopy i know what your saying. and dont get me wrong i love em without him i would still be listening to my parents records from the 60s-90s but i agree that sage is more talented but its just so hard to pick whose better

  14. Duque Nuquem

    @MrNapt True that. yea one songs a bit drastic, i wasn't to serious lol. I'm just tired of brainwashed eminem fans who only listen to eminem. thats good you're not one of them.

  15. MrNapt

    @opydopy i relize but im just saying this 1 song over em's carees is a bit crazy. dont get me wrong some of sages stuff he says is almost like he had been waching me and writing down my life witch is crazy but this is very hard to compare

  16. Duque Nuquem

    @MrNapt eminem doesn't seem to channel his lyrical ability into anything that's relevent. sure he's a good lyricist but a good song is more than big multis - it's the ability to use that lyricism while being able to tell a story or come up with a more deep concept. I like eminems first 3 albums - he's unique. I just think that sage is way more consistent over his career and his song's are more relevent, regardless of how you interpret them.

  17. MrNapt

    @opydopy thats a bit to far

  18. Duque Nuquem

    Who said 96' was the year of eminem?
    Sure infinite was good, but sage francis was way ahead of his time in '96.
    This is beyond dope.
    This song > eminems career

    Anthony C.

    Duque Nuquem oh tru

  19. FightScienceAa82

    I remember, This song evolved to "I keep Calling"! Not, Oliver Twisted...

  20. FightScienceAa82

    Fuck!! Not Oliver Twisted... I'm trying to recall the song....

  21. FightScienceAa82

    This track evolved into Oliver Twisted.

  22. leetstyle

    you downloaded this album cuz its a new compilation of re-released songs.

  23. 3Dtimespace

    i read somewhere this is lines from like '93. this is my favorite :) on the "tape". 90s..

  24. John J.

    I hear ya man. As much as I respect Sage and the newer music he's been putting out, I gotta say I liked his older stuff better.