Fifth – Cost of Doin’ Business (Official Music Video)
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March

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♪♪♪ ♪ HEY YO, MY LIFE BE LIKE A BAD DREAM,
COULD’VE SWORN I WOKE UP ♪ ♪ I MARRIED MY RELIGION,
NOW I’M PRETTY SURE WE BROKE UP ♪ ♪ AND NOW MY FAMILY’S TORE UP,
HOSTAGE LIKE A HOLD UP ♪ ♪ I’M THINKING DAMN, WHEN’S THAT
COMMON SENSE SUPPOSED TO SHOW UP? ♪ ♪ I DECIDED TO GROW UP,
AND STOP BELIEVING FAIRY TALES ♪ ♪ I WAS ON A SLAVE BOAT,
NOW THAT SHIP HAS REALLY SAILED ♪ ♪ DADDY TOLD ME, “VERY WELL”,
NOW MY LIFE’S A LIVING HELL ♪ ♪ I LEFT THE “W”S,
THEY FIGURE I DONE TOOK AN “L” ♪ ♪ I TOLD MY FRIENDS
AND I CANNOT SAY THEY TOOK IT WELL ♪ ♪ I’M LOOKING AT THEM THINKING
DAMN, Y’ALL AIN’T LOOKING WELL ♪ ♪ EVERY TIME I LOOK UP,
THEY SEE ME AND BE LOOKING DOWN ♪ ♪ I’M LOOKING BACK AT THEM THINKING
Y’ALL ARE A BUNCH OF CLOWNS ♪ ♪ BIG BRAIN, COULDN’T FIT IT IN THE BOX,
THEY TOLD ME, “CONTROL THE THOUGHTS!” ♪ ♪ IF I SEE THEM,
WE’RE GOING TO BOX ♪ ♪ I’M SAYING, “IT’S ON SIGHT”,
FOR FREEDOM I’M DOWN TO FIGHT ♪ ♪ JUST TO BE AUTHENTIC
AND LIVE A REAL LIFE ♪ ♪ HEY YO, MY FAMILY
DON’T ACKNOWLEDGE MY EXISTENCE ♪ ♪ I’M THINKING, HEY, THAT’S
THE COST OF DOIN’ BUSINESS ♪ ♪ I’LL NEVER MAKE THEM PROUD,
THAT’S JUST WHAT I GOT TO LIVE WITH ♪ ♪ I’M THINKING, HEY, THAT’S
THE COST OF DOIN’ BUSINESS ♪ ♪ NO LONGER ON THEIR CONTACTS,
NOW I’M ON THEIR HIT LIST ♪ ♪ I’M THINKING, HEY, THAT’S
THE COST OF DOIN’ BUSINESS ♪ ♪ I LOST EVERYBODY
I EVER KNEW AS A WITNESS ♪ ♪ I’M THINKING, HEY, THAT’S
THE COST OF DOIN’ BUSINESS ♪ ♪ THEY SAY I HAD THE TRUTH,
WHY’D I TRADE IT FOR THE WORLD? ♪ ♪ MY ANSWER IS FREEDOM,
I WOULDN’T TRADE IT FOR THE WORLD ♪ ♪ MAN IT’S PRECIOUS LIKE A PEARL,
MY UNDERSTANDING IS THOROUGH ♪ ♪ THEY TOLD ME HOW TO THINK,
MAN THAT MAKES ME WANT TO HURL ♪ ♪ AFTER ALL OF THE SUPPRESSION
AND DEPRESSION I LEARNED A LESSON ♪ ♪ I’D RATHER HAVE QUESTIONS I CAN’T ANSWER
THAN ANSWERS I CAN’T QUESTION ♪ ♪ STEADY MAKING CONFESSIONS
TO MAN FOR GOD’S BLESSING ♪ ♪ THINKING ETERNAL FUTURE,
INSTEAD OF LIVING IN THE PRESENT ♪ ♪ I DON’T REGRET IT FOR ONE SECOND,
I NO LONGER COME SECOND ♪ ♪ NO LOOKING TO THE SKY,
I’M CREATING MY OWN BLESSINGS ♪ ♪ I FINALLY SEE THE GOD IN MYSELF,
AND WHAT I NEEDED, I JUST GOT IT MYSELF ♪ ♪ I DON’T RELY ON THE HELP ♪ ♪ NOW IF I GET IT, THAT’S A BONUS,
ON MYSELF I PUT THE ONUS ♪ ♪ I’M KNOWING THEY DON’T CONDONE THIS ♪ ♪ THEY WOULD RATHER SEE ME HOMELESS AND A WITNESS,
THAN WOKE AND SELF-SUFFICIENT ♪ ♪ HOPING I MIGHT COME BACK
FOR MY SIBLINGS KNOWING I MISS THEM ♪ ♪ HEY YO, MY FAMILY
DON’T ACKNOWLEDGE MY EXISTENCE ♪ ♪ I’M THINKING, HEY, THAT’S
THE COST OF DOIN’ BUSINESS ♪ ♪ I’LL NEVER MAKE THEM PROUD,
THAT’S JUST WHAT I GOT TO LIVE WITH ♪ ♪ I’M THINKING, HEY, THAT’S
THE COST OF DOIN’ BUSINESS ♪ ♪ NO LONGER ON THEIR CONTACTS,
NOW I’M ON THEIR HIT LIST ♪ ♪ I’M THINKING, HEY, THAT’S
THE COST OF DOIN’ BUSINESS ♪ ♪ I LOST EVERYBODY
I EVER KNEW AS A WITNESS ♪ ♪ I’M THINKING, HEY, THAT’S
THE COST OF DOIN’ BUSINESS ♪ ♪ FIFTH ♪ ♪♪♪


100 thoughts on “Fifth – Cost of Doin’ Business (Official Music Video)

  1. As soon as the video started, seeing you at the wall; my first reaction(in my heart/mind) was: "please don't jump"! I kid you not! Powerful beginning to the video.! Well done! Thanks for sharing.! PEACE!!

  2. This just made me ball like baby😢 ppl will NEVER understand the trauma of surviving a cult💓 exJW #NoMoreCultLife!

  3. Wonder who are the 5 haters that disliked this…🙄 I've been listening to this literally since I heard it earlier❤

  4. My heart hurts for you. I am sorry for what you went through, for what you are going through, and for what your decision cost you. I know nothing about being a JW, but I know something about losing someone who I love because of my choice of Who I believe in. I am deeply sorry for the hurt you suffer, but I am glad that you are free to search for yourself.
    Keep searching for the answers to your questions. It's okay to have wrong answers, then no answers. But either way, when you don't have the answers, it's the perfect opportunity to trust.

  5. Bro That song is vicious and so powerful and so real!!! Salute! I congratulate you on leaving that cult. They are false religion. They predicted that the world would end on several occasions. Look at the founder of the organization gravesite. They believe Jesus CHRIST is Michael the archangel. Which is ludicrous. And I can go on and on and on. I pray that you build a strong honest relationship with CHRIST. And become born again. Man made religion will fail you everytime. My brother who is coming out now sent me this video. So keep shining God's light because what you are doing is giving therapy to those who are trying to heal from that false religion. Shunning is not of God. That's not true spiritual love! If you need free studio time or have any questions please let me know. Stay positive, stay strong, stay humble, stay blessed!!!!

  6. Thank you for sharing. I cried when I heard it. Shunning needs to end. Thank you for speaking out.

  7. Have never really left a comment and know I'm not saying anything new anyone else has said but truly wanted to thank you for this song. Music is healing and it's difficult to find music that resonants growing up the way we did. The lyrics hit home so hard, you've really articulated it brilliantly. About to be out for good and truly on my own and will keep this song on my loop. It's reassuring life goes on. Again, thank you 🙂

  8. Please never shave again, lol.

    Also, this was a great video. Love the filming and storyline. Professional quality. This is such a deep song. It's hard not to cry thinking of the lyrics. Every ex-jw knows this pain.

    Quick question: by 'cost of doing business,' do you mean that enforcing shunning is just seen as a cost of doing business for Watchtower or did you mean something else?

  9. Who had to come here after watching the documentary over the weekend about the abuse of exJWs? 🙋🏾🙋🏾🙋🏾🙋🏾

  10. Thanks for sharing your story through art. As you can see through the comments on this video, you aren't alone. Woke up 3 years ago after many years of trying to subdue my conscious and intellect. After waking up the pain at first was unbearable. But every person we lost, every pain felt was a necessary part of us moving forward.

  11. The JW governing body are evil bitter old men.
    they know darn well what they're teaching is wrong but the control and money involved is too great for them.
    My heart goes out to The Young ones still trapped losing any hope of having a good life.
    I left 25 years ago and instead of a dog returning to its vomit I have had a fantastic life with many blessings from the real God our Lord Jesus Christ.
    I Don't preach I don't push other people into my beliefs but I know in my heart when I left I felt God's blessings after leaving that evil cult

  12. So powerful, it brought me to tears. You perfectly captured what we as exJWs must face in order to gain our freedom. Thank you for sharing your gift with the world and getting out such an important message.

  13. I would like to order a "Cost of Doin' Business" t-shirt, if you ever decide to add those for sell along with your "Stop Shunning" shirts.

  14. This song will not just give courage to exjw community or even help others to wake up then non witnesses to be aware of the effects this organization does to peoples lives ..it has sums up the hidden talent which was oppressed by the cult it hurts to see how many gifted young people are getting trapped am a victim who gave up my childhood dream for the organization it sucks but we can't do anything but do something from the moment we find our freedom to do the best of what we can to achieve

  15. Ohmygoodneesssss🥴❤❤❤😭😭😍😍😍😍💯💯💯💯💯👆👆💥🔥💥🔥🔥💥💥❤❤❤❤💗💗💗💗💔💔💔💔🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺❤❤🥴🥴🥴🥴🥴😭😍😍😍💯👆👆👆👆👆💥💥🔥

    I'm sorry I cant stop crying….. thank you for ur AMAZING TALENT And sharing #thetruthaboutthetruth through your music. What a beautiful song and gift you have!!! Please reach out amd contact me at victimsofreligion.org I'm working on few projects and we would like to support you and visa versa. I just got off the phone with ur friend Demetrius and what a story how we've all connected! Ur amazing. Thank you for being YOU!!! WE LOVE U UNCONDITIONALLY XOXO 🥰💜💜💜

    THIS song is sooo beautiful and so true and so eloquently and perfectly done!! WOW 🙌🙌💗💗🔥🔥😍💯🙏

  16. "I no longer come second. No looking to the sky, I'm creating my own blessings. I finally see the god in myself and what I needed I just got it myself."

    This made me cry. It's incredible to see that I'm not the only one who feels this way, although it certainly feels like I am sometimes. Thank you.

  17. Beautiful, wow how the words sum up leaving the cult we believed was true. Great video and work. Love from U.K. xx

  18. All of this! So many people suffering in silence. It took finding a Facebook group to realize I wasn't the only one living thru this mess. Thank you so much for what you do. You are an inspiration to more than you can imagine! Just know us EX JW family are rooting for you!

  19. “I’d rather have questions I can’t answer than answers I can’t question” such a clever lyric. You are fantastic Cliff. I am a fan of a rapper. I never thought that would happen.
    This really touched me. Thank you.

  20. Damn bro you literally did exactly what I’ve been wanting to do for a while now.. rapped about leaving and losing everything and everyone you know just because you wised up. You took the words right of out my mouth, especially where you said you don’t look to god but create your own blessings. Shit is too real man. keep these tracks coming🔥

  21. Waaaw me fifth! I am speechless…such a powerful video! I cried….its so true…my daughter tried to commit suicide last week…we are so broken because the way we were raised…you helped me so much with your channel. 🙏🏼

  22. Been there myself brother, and the cost of doing business was worth every penny of it. To be free of these spiritual vampires is priceless. Great job.

  23. Loved the song, the beat, the video. Genius!!! Best of luck with your music my Man!!! Be careful with the heavy drug culture in that entertainment environment. Live long and a prosperous happy life. DY

  24. Nothing but love Fifth ❤🙏 PIMO out here only stuck in the Religion cause my mom has cancer. Thanks for being a voice to the voiceless right now and showing us that there's life after watchtower.

  25. This is great. I have a similar experience. You’re not alone. I’ve been going thru it since birth. It’s abuse pure and simple.

  26. This is so powerful!! It brought me to tears. I hope you will do more. I am so thankful for finding your channel once I learned about the child abuse I had to search for trust worthy information and came across your channel. Thank you!!

  27. Dope track! I'd love to produce a track for ya or collaborate. I too am "Awake" now and been ex jdub living my best life for over 5 years now.. definitely feel ya truth.. I feel like I seen u back in the organization in the FL area?… lmk.. [email protected]🙏

  28. Wow Fith, i didn't think you could sing, you gotta great voice, the song is just nice and express your deep inside of everything you went through to please a mind-control organization who don't care a bit about nobody!!!….glad you shared the fruits of your efforts with us and keep up the good job 👌… bring us more music, you might have discovered your real talent!👍👍…. congrats!!😊

  29. Beautiful song!! The Jehovah's Witnesses are done so much damage to too many people. They need to be exposed. Keep spitting that fire Fifth!!

  30. I felt every single syllable and never have i related to a song so much. These are some of the most heartfelt barz. support this man and get these views up

  31. I just came upon this on Facebook. I teared up watching it, Been born in a JW family, I know how it is.. I love it! You are amazing. I hope you make more songs! <3

  32. Heard this yesterday for the first time. Bumped it at least 10 times since. Good ish homie. Throw the deuces up to the dubs and prosper.

  33. Keep up the great work I have been out for six years and it’s the biggest blessing I have ever had since leaving

  34. There is very little rap music that I like, but I LOVE this piece, Cliff. As an ExJW (though not shunned) I know this life. I love all of your videos, and now I have a piece of music in a different genre that REALLY speaks to me. I have a brother that is shunned by the few that are still left in and a sister under threat of shunning for saying that she wants nothing more to do with the abuse. You have my patronage, brother! If this is on iTunes or Amazon music, I’m buying it! Keep up the fight! You are very loved in this community!!

  35. This video message is awesome!! Very touching! I've watched it repeatedly. Thanks so much for your contribution to the ex-jw community! I wish you nothing but blessing, peace and continued success.

  36. you are sooo! amazing inside and out. I would be so proud to have you as a family member. You are not only talented in so many ways but honorable. Thanks for what you do and share with us all.

  37. I say it again, I'm a fan!!! Completely accurate storytelling. I've shared your music and channels with ALL of my contacts.

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