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Pills Kill Genius (2019) is the culmination release, as well as the title track from Apollo Clone's sophomore album Pills Kill Genius. The project was recorded at JLP Audio in Chicago, IL.

This song provides a summary of all the topics discussed throughout the album (heart break, personality disorders, the trials and tribulations of breaking into the hip hop scene, drug and alcohol addiction, determination) leading towards the crescendo, where Apollo makes his departure with promises to the listener.

Lyrics

One time for my resting in pieces
Two times to two lies I loved
Three times to the minds who need this
If you gonna read this message, good luck
I even cut my wrists to see if I would bleed from it
Turns out we're all the same on the inside
I even pierced my nose and moved out West to another time zone far from home
One more for the pain, give me one for the road
Sometimes I get piss drunk and make poor choices
Made haste with roses, saw the thorn in my side
Going for glory, not the tie
Don't be a rapper man, most of them broke
Ain't too many clever, and most of y'all forfeit
These friends wanna end me... why success make them enemies
Pills kill genius, should have died as a fetus
C-Section baby, hour late, just stayed seated
They took away our wealth and our freedom of speeches
A mind is a powerful genius
Wrote to Donald Glover, saying please come meet us
Us as in we, as in sinners and cynics
Got over my grudge, got so lost in my feelings
Felt shattered like a million pieces
But I came, I saw, I conceded
When I wrote letters I knew you wouldn't receive them
These rappers live a lie while I die for the truth
...Or my interpretation of it
Changes come around often, mainstream is a coffin
Crybabies and criminals, hate ladies subliminal
Now kids behaving to mimic them
And we slave for bare minimum

Don't you ever want to be free
Or are you running out of choices
Don't you look down on me
As I squander little voices
Yeah, still on the beat though
Give them a peep show
High viscosity; don't be bringing that weak flow
If you seen the vision then you going where we go
They trying to stay where we stay, we stay away from people
Momma I love you but this show can't go on
There's something wrong with the plot
These actors got it all wrong
Been stalling so long, been trapped in a song
Where the beat never drops and the tempo's all wrong
Can't let bygones be bygones
I gonna be icon
Imagine if I heeded when they told me Clone you heated, take it slow
Hate to have to say this but I made it, told you so
Just go, you trolls, you got no chill
Ain't coming for a shout out, bitch I'm coming for the kill
I'm coming for the throne, you will never take this thrill
You will never live this down; how they tried to make me feel
I'm coming alone on my own free will
Apollo phone home now, this shit got so real
It all makes sense now, the twist is revealed
I'm coming just in time, I'm coming for what's mine
I'm coming as a legend, probably die one too
Coming at you as a man full of sorrow, lost my innocence too
I'm coming for a chance to crack the code, got nothing left to lose
I'm coming to your ocean, sharing art, getting lost in you
I promise you