Eternia returns after a two year 'hiatus' with an epic verse. Unloading a hailstorm of questions pointed at herself, God, her family, her friends, and her very purpose, 'Final Offering' tackles the lows of life, a topic most people avoid with repression and distractions. Eternia dives in, unafraid to reveal her insecurities and self doubt while challenging the very tenets of faith and foundation of family that she was raised on. She is joined by pHoenix Pagliacci, a burgeoning triple-threat in the Canadian music scene, who soars on this track with a poignant reminder to Eternia, and anyone else who is experiencing similar lows, of what "Hii Power" really is.
Director Alex Narvaez (a.k.a. The Can Con Don) contributes a docu-style moving landscape to the raw vulnerability of Eternia's delivery & content. Doubling as a tribute to Toronto's historic Kensington Market, Narvaez paints the symbolic picture of Eternia as isolated and alone. But as the chorus uplifts the song, Eternia is joined by a 'female voltron': empowered by a support network of talented women who know their own power & purpose, reminding her of her own.
Manuel 'Manolo Tbb' Jackson [1st Assistant Director / Production Assistant] | Chelsea Prescod [2nd Assistant Director / Production Assistant] | Nation [Production Assistant / Hummer Cameo ☺] | Tonika Morgan [Stylist] | Eternia's Makeup courtesy of Tarte Cosmetics | MC Jazz, Chelsea Prescod, pHoenix Pagliacci, Tonika Morgan [Female Voltron Features] | Michael "DJ Mercilless" Pompey [Studio Engineer] | Graig "DJ Sav One" Stanton [Artist Management / The New Print] | Chikolaev (chikolaev.tumblr.com) [Single Cover Artwork]
"Woke up with this track in my head, I got the itch again.
I missed the bus ‘cause I was bumpin’ this, I won’t pretend.
Been through a couple of my 9 lives since we last met.
Here’s hopin’ Cole & Kendrick understand I gotta vent.
I gotta pen
I gotta head full of convoluted cloudy days, let it rain.
Let it sting the conscious of those who went on inflicting pain.
Then pretended they were not to blame,
See, I could name names,
But that’d be acting cowardly, that’s not my lane.
I am not the victim, see,
I am just in misery,
Laying down and catching fleas?
That’s my responsibility.
Life was on a spin cycle downwards, God lifted me, though,
So I feel guilty when I don’t have grateful energy.
I’m supposed to feel your love and feel fulfilled in theory,
But this hamster wheel has got me trapped and I’m sincerely weary of it all.
‘insert dramatic pause’
Words don’t move me, they used to, now all I hear is a ……
(EKG flatline sound effect)
God! Don’t let ‘em get to me, please,
I feel the war on my spirit,
I feel the devil whispering and your retreat.
Sweet nothing’s in my ear I’m open,
Then I go out and pick the option that is self-destructive,
He f*ckin loves it!
I got dudes in different country codes, pick up the phone, I’m packing, now I’m not alone, but more alone than ever…
That’s the path I’m on.
Feelin’ like those that compliment me never knew me,
And once they do then they gone…
SHOW me a time I’m wrong!
I pretty much got this figured out,
God’s power works for some, for others’ it’s just something cool to rap about, so,
Before you point your finger
I got my own pointed at my dome that’s on the trigger.
Ha! See you later!
Yours’ is redundant, f*ck it.
Enjoy your life.
Now I’m cursing, this verse is clearly regressing,
Mother forgive me, won’t ya?
I didn’t write the verse you want me to.
Didn’t get inspired by the Holy Ghost to make it something you would do.
I let you down clearly,
But if you had to cut me off in Jesus’ name than you would do it swiftly, with no questions, quickly.
So I got nothing to lose that I ain’t lost already.
Abandonment is nothing new to me, I’ve been there many
Times before ‘til it became a normal part of living.
Close the door on me, I’m climbing through that windowsill and grinning!
I wrote this all on the TTC while my thoughts was spinning.
Grandma praying that a faint flame He won’t extinguish.
I’m runnin’ outta options, (He) might be sick of me,
I got a history of runnin’ backwards towards all my problems.
Don’t think this track will solve ‘em.
But still I have to write ‘em like my life depended on ‘em.
This is my Final Offering."
released August 13, 2013
A Tribute to Kendrick Lamar's "Hii Power" [produced by J. Cole] | pHoenix Pagliacci [singer/songwriter] | Michael "DJ Mercilless" Pompey" [Studio Engineer] | Jason Rodriguez of Arter Clothing [Cover Photography] | Chikolaev (chikolaev.tumblr.com) [Single Cover Artwork]