"And I got the world on my shoulders/ Heart getting colder/ Sons getting older/ Got to raise 'em to be soldiers/ Teach 'em morals and values/ Keep your pistol for these vultures/ 'Cause every day you’re closer," he raps on the dark, introspective song.
"This track describes how heavy life feels at times," Deniro tells Billboard. "'World on My Shoulders' is a song I wrote for my two sons to make them aware of the dangers of the world and remind them to protect themselves at all times, no matter what, and just sharing my truths with the world."
“World on My Shoulders,” produced by Sad Boys' Yung Gud, is the first single from Deniro Farrar's upcoming mixtape COD2, a follow-up to 2012's Cliff of Death. COD2, due May 1?5?, comes a year after the release of his first major-label project, the six-song EP Rebirth, through Vice Records/ Warner Bros. Records.
Aside from finishing up COD2, Farrar is launching a book club, #cultrapbookclub, on May 1. Busta Rhymes and others will be joining. The first book will be Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist. Fans should visit his Instagram for more details.