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ANOHNI – Hopelessness letras

How did I become
The mother of this son?
The face and mind
And hands of virulence?

I, who curled in cave and moss
I, who gathered wood for fire
And tenderly embraced
How did I become a virus?

Hopelessness
I feel the hopelessness

I don’t care about me
I feel the animals and the trees
They got nowhere to go

I don’t care much about you
I don’t give a shit what happens to you
Now we blew it all away

Hopelessness
I feel the hopelessness

How did I become a virus?

I’ve been taking more than I deserve
Leaving nothing in reserve
Digging till the bank runs dry
I’ve been living a lie

Liv Dawson – Open Your Eyes letras

[Verse 1]
I should’ve left but now I’ve stayed too long
And the picture in my head is getting lost
What have I done? I’ve caught it up in your mind
Have you forgotten how you used to shine?

[Pre-Chorus 1]
How much can you take?
How many mistakes will stop me
Before you break?

[Chorus]
What do you see when you look at me?
I’ll never be what you need
So open your eyes to see who I am tonight
How many nights? How many days?
Can you contain to look away
So open your eyes to see who I am tonight

[Post-Chorus]
Oh-oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh-oh-oh

[Verse 2]
You should’ve seen the rhythm in my face
But you are holding me too tight in your embrace
I should’ve said what I’ve always known
But I was too afraid to be alone

[Pre-Chorus 2]
I want you to stay
But you will find me standing in your way
Not today

[Chorus]
What do you see when you look at me?
I’ll never be what you need
So open your eyes to see who I am tonight
How many nights? How many days?
Can you contain to look away
So open your eyes to see who I am tonight

[Post-Chorus]
Oh-oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh-oh-oh (ooh)
Oh-oh-oh-oh (oh), oh-oh-oh-oh (oh)
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh (oh), oh-oh-oh-oh-oh

Felix Snow – Love (feat. Lil Uzi Vert) letras

[Pre-Chorus]
How does it feel?
I don’t wanted your love, yeah
I know you want my love, yeah
I don’t need your love now
Yeah, I don’t want your love
Yeah, I don’t need your love
Yeah, I don’t want your love
Now, now, yeah
Now, now

[Chorus]
I don’t need your love, love, love
I don’t need your love, love, love
I don’t need your love, love, love
I don’t need your love, love
I don’t need your, I don’t need your
I don’t need your love, love

[Verse]
I am no fool
You can not me like you treat them other guys
I don’t want you and you wonder why
When around me you get butterflies
She looked at me like when I’m not your type
She really love me like no
She really love me like no
Coming to all of my shows
Walking around with a doll
Changing my picture, my flow
Changing my picture, my flow

[Chorus]
I don’t need your love, love, love
I don’t need your love, love, love
I don’t need your love, love, love
I don’t need your love, love
I don’t need your, I don’t need your
I don’t need your love, love, love
I don’t need your love, love, love
I don’t need your love, love, love
I don’t need your love, love
I don’t need your, I don’t need your
I don’t need your love, love

John Cale – Hallelujah letras

I’ve heard there was a secret chord
That David played, and it pleased the Lord.
But you don’t really care for music, do you?
It goes like this:
The fourth, the fifth.
The minor fall, the major lift.
The baffled king composing Hallelujah.

Hallelujah,
Hallelujah,
Hallelujah,
Hallelujah.

Your faith was strong but you needed proof.
You saw her bathing on the roof.
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you.
She tied you to a kitchen chair.
She broke your throne, she cut your hair.
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah.

Hallelujah,
Hallelujah,
Hallelujah,
Hallelujah.

Maybe I’ve been here before.
I know this room, I’ve walked this floor.
I used to live alone before I knew you.
I’ve seen your flag on the marble arch.
Love is not a victory march,
It’s a cold and it’s a broken hallelujah.

Hallelujah,
Hallelujah,
Hallelujah,
Hallelujah.

There was a time you’d let me know
What’s real and going on below.
But now you never show it to me, do you?
Remember when I moved in you?
The Holy Dove was moving too.
And every breath we drew was hallelujah.

Hallelujah,
Hallelujah,
Hallelujah,
Hallelujah.

Maybe there’s a God above.
And all I ever learned from love
Was how to shoot at someone who outdrew you.
It’s not a cry you can hear at night.
It’s not somebody who’s seen the light.
It’s a cold and its a broken hallelujah.

Hallelujah,
Hallelujah,
Hallelujah,
Hallelu…

Hallelujah,
Hallelujah,
Hallelujah,
Hallelujah.

Peaches – How You Like My Cut (feat. Eisa Jocson) letras

How you like my cut?
How you like my cut, what?
How you like my cut?
How you like my cut?
How you like my cut, what?
How you like my cut?
Take cover under the cover of a another lover above a, above a rubber
Tell your brother, tell your father
If your rubber loses cover and it hovers gotta get Truvada
Nip it in the bud, stick it like a sticky bun
Stick it in but sip it like you’re sippin’ Bud
Crud, I feel flood ’cause she’s a stud
Grab a nub and tug-tug
How you like my cut?
How you like my cut, what?
How you like my cut?
How you like my cut?
How you like my cut, what?
How you like my cut?
How you, how you like my cut, what?
How you like my cut, my cut?
How you like my cut, what?
How you like my cut?
I’m a sexy little fucker, I’m a lazy little fucker
I’m a hazy little fucker, I’m a crazy little fucker
I’m a drama, mama, bummer, drummer, Moe Tucker, glue stucker
Diss this hospice abyss
Sip your virus for breakfast
French kiss your cyst and lisp
Does this sickness pre-exist?
No cocking super glue inject
Fix-a-flat never fixed a flat butt yet
Never free flow silicone butt fixin’
Only goes in when Stevie Nicks’ in
How you like my cut?
How you like my cut, what?
How you like my cut?
How you like my cut?
How you like my cut, what?
How you like my cut?
How you like my cut?
How you like my cut, what?
How you like my cut?
How you like my cut?
How you like my cut, what?
How you like my cut?
Cut, cut, how you like my, cut, cut
Cut, cut, cut, cut, how you like my, cut, cut

Capital Cities – Vowels (Lyric Video) letras

[Verse 1]
I got something on my mind
But words, they won’t do it justice
I could write it on a sign
But words, they won’t do it justice

[Pre-Chorus]
I need a translator at the tip of my tongue
There’s a freight train of emotion that’s stuck in my lungs
I need to get it out, get it out before it’s all gone
So I’ll just speak in vowels from now on
[Chorus]
A-A
O-O
E-E
Ooh-ooh-ooh
A-A
O-O
E-E
Ooh-ooh-ooh

[Verse 2]
I could tell you what it’s like
But words, they won’t do it justice
Start it out, turn up the mic
But words, they won’t do it justice

[Pre-Chorus]
I need a psychic to read my mind
Get me a Shakespeare to feed me lines
I need to let it out, let it out, I waited too long
I’m only using vowels from now on

[Chorus]
A-A
O-O
E-E
Ooh-ooh-ooh
A-A
O-O
E-E
Ooh-ooh-ooh

[Post-Chorus]
Ahh-ahh-ahh
Ahh-ahh-ahh

[Chorus]
A-A
O-O
E-E
Ooh-ooh-ooh
A-A
O-O
E-E
Ooh-ooh-ooh
A-A
O-O
E-E
Ooh-ooh-ooh
A-A
O-O
E-E
Ooh-ooh-ooh

Alicia Keys – The Gospel (Here Deluxe Edition Album) letras

[Intro: Method Man + Raekwon + Ghostface ]
Oh yeah, coming through with my Shaolin crew
Two cent for a case, gimme St. Ide’s brew
In the midst of broken bottles and crushed up cans
Methtical’s in a jam, oh how dry I am
With St. Ides in my system
Crack another I’m blessed, let’s go get the next one
And get over, the object is to stay sober
Lay on the sofa, better yet, dial my chauffeur
Call me the Wallabee Champ, stretched out, could never be Son
Ricochet daily hit the deli for a cold one
Naturally blessed, yes, my rap is like a laser beam
Laser beam, laser beam, laser beam…

[Intro: Alicia Keys]
Uh, yeah, okay
Sing

[Verse 1: Alicia Keys]
So we all got children, products of the ghetto
Momma cooked us soup, daddy did the yelling
Uncle was a drunk, cousin was a felon
When he got pitched, he told them he wasn’t tellin’
Auntie was a cook, her husband was a crook
Cause every job he had they be payin’ him off the books
Ghetto university, knowledge is all it took
In a tenement I was listenin’ to the hook
Change gon’ come, the spirit of Sam Cook
When the feds comin’, everybody get shook
Now we doin’ life like Eddie Murphy and Martin
On the chain gang, i was singing into the coffin

[Pre-Chorus: Alicia Keys]
The roaches and the rats, heroin and the cracks
Couldn’t blame me, I’m just giving the facts
Tryna hit the top, the bottom ain’t where it’s at
Everybody got a past but you can never go back

[Chorus: Alicia Keys]
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Sing
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah (Sing)
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah (Sing)
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah (Sing)
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah (Sing)

[Verse 2: Alicia Keys]
Tellin’ you like it is, how we ever gon’ live?
If we ain’t gettin’ money, how we feedin’ the kids?
It’s a revolving door, where brothers be doin’ bids
I know it sound wrong but the door will be what it is
Survival of the fittest, this poor girl the illest
Broke parents and black cats give me heebie-geebies
Life seems hard but nothin’ ever comes easy
Whatever’s in the dark, can always become the light
If you ain’t in a battle, how you gon’ win the fight?
Gotta speak the truth when I’m up in the booth
The streets be flyin’ birds but they don’t be on the roof
Poverty is a pain like you pullin’ a tooth
Told the streets don’t let me go like I’m Bishop in Juice

[Pre-Chorus: Alicia Keys]
The roaches and the rats, heroin and the cracks
Couldn’t blame me, I’m just giving the facts
Tryna hit the top, the bottom ain’t where it’s at
Everybody got a past but you can never go back

[Chorus: Alicia Keys]
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Sing
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah (yeah)
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah (yeah)
(Gotta sing)
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah (yeah)
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah (yeah)

[Outro]
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh
(Sing)
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
(Sing)
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
(Gotta sing)
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
(She’s a king)
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah (yeah)
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah (yeah)
And they sing New York City
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Alicia Keys – Pawn It All (Here Deluxe Edition Album) letras

[Intro]
Yeah, ah
Yeah, ah
Yeah, ah
Yeah, ah

[Chorus]
I will pawn you my watch
I will pawn you my chain
I will pawn you these gold and diamond rings
‘Cause I need it so bad
I would give you everything
Just so I could start my life over again

[Verse 1]
Sometimes you gotta let it go
Just to make it possible
Sometimes you gotta do it
Be willing to lose it
Freedom has no price, you know
Thinking how we gonna make it now
How we gonna feed the babies now
We gonna make it through it
God gonna see to it
Just get up and do it now

[Chorus]
I will pawn you my watch
I will pawn you my chain
I will pawn you these gold and diamond rings
‘Cause I need it so bad
I would give you everything
Just so I could start my life over again

[Post-Chorus]
Get on up (hey), get on up (hey), get on up (hey), get on up (hey), get on up (hey)

[Verse 2]
See, I learned the hard way
Now I’m doing it in my way
‘Cause life is too short to fall in New York
Can’t get up and get away
So I gotta let it all go
Start back from zero
‘Cause I’ve give it up, I don’t give a fuck
As long is my hero

[Chorus]
I will pawn you my watch
I will pawn you my chain
I will pawn you these gold and diamond rings
‘Cause I need it so bad
I would give you everything
Just so I could start my life over again

[Chorus]
I will pawn you my watch
I will pawn you my chain
I will pawn you these gold and diamond rings
‘Cause I need it so bad
I would give you everything
Just so I could start my life over again

[Post-Chorus]
Get on up (hey), get on up (hey), get on up (hey), get on up (hey), get on up (hey)

Alicia Keys – Kill Your Mama (Here Deluxe Edition Album) letras

[Verse 1]
Shame on us, on your sons and your daughters
Dig all your gold and we poisoned all your waters
Every piece of our soul is for sale
Now they bought us
Think we know it all
Then look where it got us

[Refrain]
Oh, mama, mama
Oh, mama, mama
You’re crying to the wind

[Verse 2]
Trying to play God
People fucking with genetics
All that you have given and we only disrespected
The rate that we’re going premature Armageddon
That’s what gonna happen if we let it

[Refrain]
Oh, mama, mama
Oh, mama, mama
You’re crying to the wind

[Chorus]
Is there any savin’ us
We’ve become so dangerous
Is there any change in us
Even for the sake of love
How you gonna kill your mama
When only mama is gonna love you to the grave

[Verse 3]
Killing our selves
Falling down with the sickness
Money is the king
It’s a dirty bloody business
There will be no trial
But the child will always witness
If we are in love with hell
Why the hell would heaven visit

[Refrain]
Oh, mama, mama
Oh, mama, mama
You’re crying to the wind

[Verse 4]
When mama gets the belt you gon’ wish you didn’t do it
Had your chance for redemption
But you fucking blew it
Now the weather is changing it and the hurricane is moving
Right in your direction
What direction are you choosing

[Refrain]
Oh, mama, mama
Oh, mama, mama
Forgive us for your pain

[Chorus]
Is there any savin’ us
We’ve become so dangerous
Is there any change in us
Even for the sake of love
How you gonna kill your mama
When only mama is gonna love you to the grave

[Outro]
How you gonna kill your mama
How you gonna kill your mama

Alicia Keys – She Don’t Really Care 1 Luv (Here Deluxe Edition Album) letras

[Chorus]
She grew up in Brooklyn
She grew up in Harlem
She grew up in Bronx
She know she was a queen
She lived in Queens
Oh yeah, oh yeah
But she don’t really care
She don’t really care
She throw them diamonds in the air
Diamonds in the air
Oh yeah, oh yeah

[Verse 1]
She lived in Somalia
Her parents from Egypt
She was a queen in Cairo
(Oh yeah, oh yeah)

[Chorus]
But she don’t really care
She don’t really care
She throw them diamonds in the air
Diamonds in the air
Oh yeah, oh yeah

[Verse 2]
She picking all the wrong ones
And she’s looking for the right one in the wrong place
You remember her face? The prettiest face, prettiest face
(Oh yeah, oh yeah)
She looking for fulfillment
You would think she was looking for love, searching for love
She just looking to be taken care of
(Oh yeah, oh yeah)
You can find her in Harlem or Brooklyn
You can find her Brixton or Kingston
She’s a queen, know what I mean?
(Oh yeah, oh yeah)
She think she want a baby and she do it with the wrong one
Cause she’s looking for something but he don’t really care
He don’t really care
And life just isn’t fair

[Chorus]
She grew up in Brooklyn (Uh-huh)
She grew up in Harlem (Harlem)
She grew up in Bronx
She know she was a queen (A queen)
She lived in Queens (Uh-huh)
Oh yeah, oh yeah
She don’t really care (Uh-huh)
She don’t really care (Uh-huh)
(She throw them diamonds in the air)
Diamonds in the air, yeah
(Oh yeah, oh yeah)

[Bridge]
She lived in Somalia, talk about it
(Her parents from Egypt) Egypt
(She was a queen in Cairo)
She’s a queen, yeah
(Oh yeah, oh yeah)
But she don’t really care (Uh-huh)
She don’t really care (Uh-huh)
(She throw them diamonds in the air)
Diamonds in the air
(Oh yeah, oh yeah)

[Interlude]
"Brooklyn, yeah
You think she loved him? But she don’t"
(Oh yeah, oh yeah)
"You got to wake up, open your eyes
[?]"
(Oh yeah, oh yeah)
"New York, The Bronx
Harlem, New York
Brooklyn, New York
You think she loved you?
She’ll take you for everything you’ve got
[?]
New York City, Brooklyn, The Bronx
Yeah, ooh, yeah
Wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up
Open up your eyes
Realize [?]
Move it to the left, move it to the right side
In the corner of New York City"

1 Luv
[Intro]
It’s the truth
It’s the dead truth
The live truth
It’s the live truth!
Yeah, it’s better life, yeah

[Verse 1]
All along I’ve ignored what I’ve always known
That the chair I’ve been sitting on is a throne
Affection kneels at the seat of my soul

[Pre-Chorus]
Tell the truth it can’t get no better
Swear to life it can’t get no better, oh no
By the way, I’ve been meaning to thank ya
By the way, I’ve been meaning to thank ya all along

[Chorus]
(One love)
One love, one love, one love, one love
One love, one love, one love, one love
(One love)
One love, one love, one love, one love
One love, one love, one love, one love

[Verse 2]
All along I was hoping understanding would be born
I was looking for knowledge to sing my song
But now I know that I am wisdom on my own

[Pre-Chorus]
Tell the truth it can’t get no better
Swear to life it can’t get no better, oh no
By the way, I’ve been meaning to thank ya
By the way, I’ve been meaning to thank ya all along

[Chorus]
(One love)
One love, one love, one love, one love
(One love)
One love, one love, one love, one love
(One love)
One love, one love, one love, one love
(One love)
One love, one love, one love, one love

Alicia Keys – Illusion Of Bliss (Here Deluxe Edition Album) letras

[Intro]
You know, right now I miss someone that I love
Or fell in love with
I don’t wanna cry or nothing but
I’mma just get straight to the story
I’m a 29 year old addict

[Verse 1]
What would you know?
What would you do?
If you had no control over what you pursue?
Talk yourself, tell yourself, baby
"I’m better than this"
All that I’m fighting
I’m the one to resist

[Chorus]
So I persist
Like a bottomless kiss
An illusion of bliss
An illusion of bliss
So I persist
Like a bottomless kiss
An iIllusion of bliss
An iIllusion of bliss

[Verse 2]
Hey, living in prison of blood and flesh
An easy way out is this high, I confess
So watcha lookin’ at
What do you wanna see
You can’t save me, baby
I don’t wanna it no way

[Chorus]
So I persist
Like a bottomless kiss
An illusion of bliss
An illusion of bliss
So I persist
Like a bottomless kiss
An illusion of bliss

[Bridge]
Is it my life?
Ain’t no easy road
I don’t know which way to go
Won’t somebody see me when I can’t see myself
Won’t somebody listen before I need help
I’m sick of being judged
I’m sing of being sick
Sick of being high, sick of being low
Sick of all the lies putting on the show
So I persist

[Chorus]
So I persist
Like a bottomless kiss
An illusion of bliss
An illusion of bliss

[Outro]
I don’t wanna be a fallen angel
I don’t wanna be a fallen angel
Don’t say I’m gone, gone
I don’t wanna be a fallen angel
Don’t say I’m lost, lost
I don’t wanna be a fallen angel
Don’t say I’m gone, gone
I don’t wanna be a fallen angel
Don’t say I’m lost, lost
I don’t wanna be a fallen angel

Alicia Keys – Blended Family (What You Do For Love) [feat. A$Ap Rocky] (Here Deluxe Edition Album) letras

[Verse 1: Alicia Keys]
Hey I might not really be your mother
That don’t mean that I don’t really love ya
And even though I married your father
That’s not the only reason I’m here for ya

[Pre-Hook: Alicia Keys]
I think you’re beautiful
I think you’re perfect
I know how hard it gets
But I swear it’s worth it, worth it

[Hook: Alicia Keys]
That’s what you do, what you do, what you do
What you do for love
’cause there ain’t nothing, there ain’t nothing, there ain’t nothing
There ain’t nothing I won’t do for us
It may not be easy
This blended family, but baby
That’s what you do, what you do, what you do
What you do for love

[Verse 2: Alicia Keys]
I know it started with a little drama
I hate you had to read it in the paper
But everything’s alright with me and ya Mama
Baby everybody here you know adores ya

[Pre-Hook: Alicia Keys]
I think it’s beautiful
I think it’s perfect
I know how hard it gets
But I swear it’s worth it, worth it

[Hook: Alicia Keys]
That’s what you do, what you do, what you do
What you do for love
’cause there ain’t nothing, there ain’t nothing, there ain’t nothing
There ain’t nothing I won’t do for us
It may not be easy
This blended family, but baby
That’s what you do, what you do, what you do
What you do for love

[Bridge: A$AP Rocky & Alicia Keys]
For love, for love
Are you this real my true love
Cause you’re my baby, rejoice daily
I believe love could bring us closer than blood

[Verse 3: A$AP Rocky & Both]
I remember having four step-moms at nine
Loved Christmas time and birthday was fly
Hit my sisters just for dinner cause the cookin’ was bomb
Her mothers supper made me love her like she took me to prom (uh)
And shoutout to my sisters on welfare
Flacko care, nobody else care
And shoutout to the step-sisters and step-brothers
And god-sisters, who eventually slept with us
Real love, but you do it right, alright
I’m here for you
That is alright, alright

[Hook: Alicia Keys]
That’s what you do, what you do, what you do
What you do for love
There ain’t nothing, there ain’t nothing, there ain’t nothing
There ain’t nothing I won’t do for us
It may not be easy
This blended family but baby
That’s what you do, what you do, what you do
What you do for love

[Outro: Alicia Keys]
That’s just what you do (for love)
For love of the babies (for love)
We’re a blended family (for love)
And it’s alright (for love)
Said it’s alright!
I’ll be here forever

Alicia Keys – Work On It (Here Deluxe Edition Album) letras

You could buy me diamonds
You could buy me pearls
Take me on a cruise around the world
Baby you know I’m worth it
Dinner lit by candles
Run my bubble bath
Make love tenderly to last, to last
Cause baby you know I’m worth it

Wanna please wanna keep wanna treat your woman right
Not just dough but to show that you know she is worth your time
You will lose if you chose to refuse to put her first
She will if she can find a man who knows her worth

[Chorus]
Cause a real man, knows a real woman when he sees her
And a real woman knows a real man ain’t afraid to please her
And a real woman knows a real man always comes first
And a real man just can’t deny a woman’s worth

If you treat me fairly
I’ll give you all my goods
Treat you like a real woman should
Baby I know you’re worth it
If you never play me
Promise not to bluff
I’ll hold you down when shit gets rough
Cause baby I know you’re worth it

She walks the mile makes you smile all the while being true
Don’t take for granted the passions that she has for you
You will lose if you chose to refuse to put her first
She will if she can find a man who knows her worth

[Chorus]
Cause a real man, knows a real woman when he sees her
And a real woman knows a real man ain’t afraid to please her
And a real woman knows a real man always comes first
And a real man just can’t deny a woman’s worth

No need to read between the lines spelled out for you (spelled out for you)
Just hear this song cause you can’t go wrong when you value (better value)
A woman’s (woman’s)
Woman’s (woman’s)
Worth!

[Chorus]
Cause a real man, knows a real woman when he sees her
And a real woman knows a real man ain’t afraid to please her
And a real woman knows a real man always comes first
And a real man just can’t deny a woman’s worth

Alicia Keys – Girl Can’T Be Herself (Here Deluxe Edition Album) letras

When a girl can’t be herself no more
I just wanan cry, I just wanna cry for the world
When a girl can’t be herself no more
I just wanan cry, I just wanna cry for the world

In the morning, on the moment that I wake up
What if I don’t wanna put on all that make-up?
Who says I must conceal what I’m made of?
Maybe all this Maybelline is covering my self-esteem?
Who’s job is to straighten up my curls?
I’m so tired of that image that’s my world
What if today I don’t feel like putting heels on?
Who are you to criticize when you are only [?]
Oh, baby, hold up to be hold her
Yeah oh oh oh oh oh
Ye-yeah yeah

‘Cause when a girl can’t be herself no more
I just wanan cry, I just wanna cry for the world
When a girl can’t be herself no more
I just wanan cry, I just wanna cry for the world

I’m so secure with insecurities
Why is being unique such an impurity?
Why are the numbers on the scale like a God to me?
All of these indifferences based on our appearances?
We pleased to the appears
The truth with pleasure is the fact that we can breathe
Think that to exist into achieve?
A very true reality, beauty is with the beast
I, I, I’m the image of your reflection
A-a-and you’re the image of my reflection

‘Cause when a girl can’t be herself no more
I just wanan cry, I just wanna cry for the world
When a girl can’t be herself no more
I just wanan cry, I just wanna cry for the world

Alicia Keys – More Than We Know (Here Deluxe Edition Album) letras

[Intro]
Uh come on, yes
(What y’all know about that?
…shit’s hard)

[Verse 1]
If I could breathe underwater
Every fish would walk on land
If I could fly in the sky baby
Then wings would be on me
If words could move mountains
If I could swim the ocean without drownin’
If there was pain without hurtin’
Then the impossible has been found

[Chorus]
‘Cause baby we can do more than we know, more than we know
And baby, baby, oh, there’s more than we know, more than we know

[Verse 2]
Yeah, yeah, if I could moonwalk on the moon
I would glide to you baby
I’d go to war like a platoon
I’d be right there on the front lines
No broken promises in the Promise Land
Let’s let freedom set us free again

[Chorus]
‘Cause baby we can do more than we know, more than we know
And baby, baby, oh, there’s more than we know, more than we know

[Bridge]
Uh, yeah, uh
See if we just stayed on the ground
Then we would never see the stars
And if you’re too afraid to walk in faith
Then you will never know your heart
And if we just stayed on the corner
Then we would never see the world
‘Cause baby there’s no fate that you can’t create

[Chorus]
‘Cause baby we can do more than we know, more than we know
And baby, baby, oh, there’s more than we know, more than we know
Baby we can do more than we know, more than we know
(Yeah darlin’)
‘Cause baby, baby, oh, there’s more than we know, more than we know

[Outro]
If we can believe baby
Do you believe it baby
Do you believe in me darlin’?
(More than we know)
Do you trust in me baby?
When I tell you we can do it
Let me show you we can do it
We can go
(More than we know)
Oh, oh, oh, oh
(More than we know)
Woo-hoo, woo-hoo, woo-hoo, woo-hoo
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Hey, hey, hey, put ’em back up around
Hey, hey, hey
More than we know
‘Cause baby we can do more than we know

Alicia Keys – Where Do We Begin Now (Here Deluxe Edition Album) letras

[Verse 1]
What they’re gonna do ’cause we’re the same sex?
And we’re spending all this time
This could be the love we ain’t made yet
Even though it’s on my mind
We ain’t even had a conversation
But do you wanna testify?

[Pre-Chorus]
How will I know this love is strong?
How would it tells when it goes wrong?

[Chorus]
Where do we begin now?
Where do we begin now?
What will we tell our friends now?

[Verse 2]
I had a dream about you last night
Then it kinda blow my mind
All I really know is that it feels right
And I gotta live my life
We ain’t even had a conversation
Let me be the first to testify

[Pre-Chorus]
How will I know this love is strong?
How would it tells when it goes wrong?

[Chorus]
Where do we begin now?
Where do we begin now?
What will we tell our friends now?

[Outro]
I’m gonna let you know, gonna let you know
I’m gonna let you know
I’m gonna let you know, gonna let you know
I’m gonna let you know

Alicia Keys – Holy War (Here Deluxe Edition Album) letras

If war is holy and sex is obscene
Then we got it twisted in this lucid dream
Baptized in boundaries, schooled in sin
Divided by difference, sexuality and skin

So we can hate each other and fear each other
We can build these walls between each other
Baby, blow by blow and brick by brick
Keep yourself locked in, yourself locked in
We can hate each other and fear each other
We can build these walls between each other
Baby, blow by blow and brick by brick
Keep yourself locked in, yourself locked

Maybe we should love somebody
Maybe we could care a little more
Maybe we could love somebody
Instead of polishing the bombs of holy war

What if sex was holy and war was obscene
And it wasn’t twisted, what a wonderful dream
Living for love, unafraid of the end
Forgiveness is the only real revenge

So we can heal each other and fill each other
We can break these walls between each other
Baby, blow by blow and brick by brick
Keep yourself open, yourself open
We can heal each other and fill each other
We can break these walls between each other
Baby, blow by blow and brick by brick
Keep yourself open, yourself open

Maybe we should love somebody
Maybe we could care a little more
Maybe we could love somebody
Instead of polishing the bombs of holy war

What if love is holy and hate is obscene
We should give life to this beautiful dream
Cause peace and love ain’t so far
If we nurse our wounds before they scar
Nurse our wounds before they scar

Alicia Keys – Hallelujah (Here Deluxe Edition Album) letras

[Verse 1]
There’s a hole in my heart I’ve been hiding
I’ve been strong for so long that I’m blind
Is there a place I can go where the lonely river flows?
Where fear ends and faith begins

[Chorus]
Hallelujah, hallelujah, let me in
I’ve been praying but I’m paying for my sins
Won’t you give me a sign before I lose my mind?
Woah, hallelujah, let me in

[Verse 2]
Every step makes me think that I’m closer
But somehow I just never arrived
When our hope disappears, please protect me from my tears
I need you right by my side

[Chorus]
Hallelujah, hallelujah, let me in
I’ve been praying but I’m paying for my sins
Won’t you give me a sign before I lose my mind?
Woah, hallelujah, let me in

[Bridge]
Woah, woah, hallelujah
Woah, woah, hallelujah
All the places I’ve been
Please forgive me for my sins
Woah, hallelujah, let me in

[Outro]
Woah, woah, let me in
Woah, woah, let me in
Woah, woah
Please forgive me for my sins
Woah, hallelujah, let me in

Alicia Keys – In Common (Here Deluxe Edition Album) letras

Said I’d be gone by five
But it’s sun rise and I’m still in your bed
Goodnight usually means goodbye
Me re-playing memories in my head
Look at you, look at you
Look what you made me do
How do you, how do you think know my every move
Who are you Who are you You look so familiar
I know you, I know you, baby, I know the truth

We got way too much in common
If I’m being honest with you
We got way too much in common
Since I’m being honest with you

Who wants to love somebody like me?
You wanna love somebody like me?
If you could love somebody like me
You must be messed up too
Who wants to love somebody like me?
You wanna love somebody like me?
If you could love somebody like me
You must be messed up too

We used to talk ’til midnight
All those days that you stayed at my house
We were just passing the time
When we were young and we ain’t had no vows
Now, now, now maybe later on, I’ll text you and maybe you’ll reply
We both know we had no patience together day and night
Getting high on our supply, yeah, we ain’t satisfied
I could love you all occasions

We got way too much in common
If I’m being honest with you
We got way too much in common
Since I’m being honest with you

Who wants to love somebody like me?
You wanna love somebody like me?
If you could love somebody like me
You must be messed up too
Who wants to love somebody like me?
You wanna love somebody like me?
If you could love somebody like me
You must be messed up too

Messed up too, messed up too
Just like you, just like you
Messed up too, messed up too
Just like you, just like you

We got way too much in common
If I’m being honest with you
We got way too much in common
Since I’m being honest with you

Who wants to love somebody like me?
You wanna love somebody like me?
If you could love somebody like me
You must be messed up too
Who wants to love somebody like me?
You wanna love somebody like me?
If you could love somebody like me
You must be messed up too

Common – Joy And Peace (feat. Bilal) (Black America Again Album) letras

[Intro]
For his goodness and for his wonderful works
Unto the children of men
If my people will lift my name tonight
I will come in
I will be exalted
I will be glorified
I will be lifted up
Welcome him in tonight
Can’t you feel him?
Yes, yes
There is liberty
Open your heart tonight
Welcome him in, put them hands together
Fellowship
Joy and peace

[Verse 1: Common]
All praise to the all-eye seeing… supreme-being
Giver of joy and peace, love supreme freedom
Some see him in the son, some see him in the daughters
The mountains, the waters, all divine order
The king unseen, one dream that I had
I was talking to my dad
He said, "Things ain’t as bad as they seem"
Is this a God dream the way Ye sing it?
The dream seem to go on as the day lingered
The meaning of life, you can’t frame or name it
True stars remain like the name of David
Niggas get foreign cars and think they made it
It ain’t yours ’til you create it
In the image of the beneficent, merciful, universal, versatile
My verses go ’til heaven and earth become reversible
Christ particle, so anything is possible
Fuck big brother, father, mother, God is watching you

[Chorus: Bilal]
And I want the joy
And I want to know the peace of mind
I make a way, a way to see
Through it all and ohh
Living for joy and peace
Still in all in the night when it hurts
And your bed feels like snow
There’s a joy in the rain
In your heart, there’s a way
Turn your light on
Turn your light on
Turn your light on
Turn your light on
Turn your light on
Turn your light on
Turn your light on
Turn your light on
Turn your light on
Turn your light on

Common – Home (feat. Bilal) (Black America Again Album) letras

[Intro: Minister Louis Farrakhan (sample)]
A man who’s genius and freedoms and —
Ability to communicate and —
To talk, and to touch chords —
A man who has the ability and the audacity
And the — of God to stand up, to stand up

[Verse 1]
Heard the sound of the trumpets, the voice from the throne
Seen the twenty-four elders and I knew I was home
I was told to write songs for the people
Take the original Hebrews on an Exodus of Black Excellence
Tell them to invest in us and make testaments about each other
Or how we sisters and brothers
Cover the land in corners of poems and stone
Go hard with it, let em know you God with it
Even though I authored it, let no one margin it
And make it all about paper or first weeks sales
Though this is from Heaven give ’em verses from Hell
Those that fell off the path, bring them back to the Mass
The staff can be your microphone
Your name is Common
You was born to fight the norm
Take house niggas outta darkness till they lights is on
I’mma put a hyphen on your name
Rapper-actor-activist
You the one that can reach into the black abyss
Stars this asterix, show em what a classic is
Freedom riders need passengers
And your lyrics use scriptures and passages
To make them rise like Lazarus
And resurrected again, they’ll put disrespect on your name and respect it again
Every section you in, bless em and keep bussin’
If they don’t like it, shake the dust and say ‘fuck em’
Until you get home, I’m the one you trust in

[Interlude]
I’m happy to be in any place
Where God’s name is remembered

[Hook: Bilal]
Soon I will be gone with the trouble of this world
Trouble of this world, trouble of this world
Soon I will be gone with the trouble of this world
Going home to live
Going home to live
Going home to live

[Verse 2]
Go into the wilderness like Mussa on a pilgrimage
Streets are villages, speak with diligence
And authority to fake god of pharisees and sadducees
Give them that Gardley free from the Black Odyssey
Yo pardon me, you the God bodily
Functioning on earth as a part of me
That’s why I gave you artistry
Go into the hoods with the shooters and the strippers
Forget the New World Order, New Jerusalem is with us
Tell sisters they earths and goddesses
If they got bottom, don’t get caught in a bottomless
Pit, there’s a lot of us fit for the kingdom is near
You can tell by the wars and how the seasons appear
You’ll appear in circles in Hollywood, I birthed you
And Chicago, you know how to parlay good
You’ll get Oscars, Emmys, and Grammys
Give those to your family, don’t get caught up in the vanity
Or the world’s insanity

[Hook: Bilal]
Soon I will be gone with the trouble of this world
Trouble of this world, trouble of this world
Soon I will be gone with the trouble of this world
Going home to live
Going home to live
With God

[Outro]
To those of you who are unfamiliar with those words
They mean, in English, ‘Peace, be unto you’

Common – Black America Again (feat. Stevie Wonder) (Black America Again Album) letras

Here we go, here, here we go again
Trayvon’ll never get to be an older man
Black children, they childhood stole from them
Robbed of our names and our language, stole again
Who stole the soul from black folk?
Same man that stole the lamb from cheap black smoke
And made the whip crackle on our back slow
And made us go through the back door
And rap for black bodies on the slave blocks
Now we slave to the blocks, on ’em we spray shots
Leaving our own to lay in a box
Black mother’s stomachs stay in a knot
We kill each other, it’s part of the plot
I wish the hating will stop (war)
And the battle with us
I know that black lives matter and they matter to us
These are the things we gotta discuss
The new plantation, mass incarceration
Instead of educate, they’d rather convict the kids
As dirty as the water in Flint, the system is
Is it a felony or a misdemeanor
Maria Sharapova making more than Serena
It took Viola Davis to say this
The rose of the help and the gangsters is really all they gave us
We need Avas, Ta-Nehisis, and Corey Bookers
The salt of the Earth to get us off of sugar
And greasy foods, I don’t believe the news
Or radio, stereotypes we refuse
Brainwashed in the cycle to spin
We write our own story, black America again
[Sample: James Brown]
You know, you know, you know. One way of solving a lot of problems we got is to let a person feel like somebody and a man can’t get himself together until he knows who he is and be proud of what and who he is, and where he come from, and where he come from
We are rewriting the black American story
We are rewriting the black American story
We are rewriting the black American story
We are rewriting the black American story

Common – Love Star (feat. Marsha Ambrosius & Pj) (Black America Again Album) letras

[Hook: PJ]
You’re my lovestar
What we gonna do, baby?
You’re my lovestar
What we gonna do, baby?

[Verse 1: Common]
I’m on what? What you on to?
I’m the sun god, let me warm you
Out of my sides the Lord formed you
Pull your dress up, ain’t nothin’ formal
Our fragrance is patience
We can major in communication
Relatin’ like cousins, though we kissin’ though
Love can be sick or medicinal
A doctor of it, you gots to love it
God body language I be spittin’ while we fuckin’
In your ear with somethin’ it ain’t clear
On your inside it appear, so somehow you’re here
I’m sayin’ I wanna stay inside
They say I’m a deep nigga, I’ma go way inside
Of everything you are
Cause everything you are is my lovestar

[Hook: PJ]
You’re my lovestar
What we gonna do, baby?
You’re my lovestar
What we gonna do, baby?

[Verse 2: Common]
I ain’t the type to be all up on your social
I’m in your face vocal the way a man supposed to
A choosy lover, I chose you
God’s most beautiful creation, let me mold you
You already in shape, that’s more love to make
Feel free when I’m with you, it’s hard to escape
When we need a break
We take it
When two souls connect you can’t fake it
TV shows and cakes, I know your favorite
Cut from the same cloth, let’s wear it
This ain’t about labels, this about fit
Since God designed, we can start our own line
Our offspring will be you, me, and He combined
We walk the runway like blaow
Bein’ in love is never out of style

[Hook: PJ]
You’re my lovestar
What we gonna do, baby?
You’re my lovestar
What we gonna do, baby?

[Verse 3: Marsha Ambrosius]
Heaven agrees you are all that I need down here
Cause you make it all worth it
We do this on purpose
The love we make is certain
I’m so caught in your arm
If you’re lost in your thoughts
I want to be your everything forever

[Hook: PJ]
You’re my lovestar
What we gonna do, baby?
You’re my lovestar
What we gonna do, baby?

[Outro]
Forever, I wanna be forever
Forever, star
Lovestar, lovestar

Common – Red Wine (feat. Syd & Elena) (Black America Again Album) letras

[Verse 1: Syd]
Red wine time on the couch
Happy you agreed to hang out
Keep my head in the clouds
Keep them old names out your mouth
I can make you laugh out loud
We the only ones in the house
I can help you body wind down
Make this bottle disappear right now
Get comfortable, comfortable
Get comfortable, comfortable
Get comfortable, comfortable
Let’s stay in for the night
Maybe take a walk outside
Let’s distance your pride
Me fall in love with your mind
If I look deep in your eyes
I can guess your zodiac sign
We ain’t got nothing but time
We can just chill and unwind
Get comfortable, comfortable
Get comfortable, comfortable
Get comfortable, comfortable

[Verse 2: Common]
Freedom is the road less traveled by the multitude
The mood, it’s the mode, it’s the culture
Where there’s food there’s vultures
More Tony now, back then I was Sosa
I was sent like a penny in a loafer
The 2Pac Deepak Chopra
On a plane drinking wine with Oprah
When I missed the dap I ain’t mean to insult her
Black Caesar, ey o amo roma
Tuto biene vino rosa
My dominican girl she loves soca
Take her to Minetta take her to the MOCA
Most of my friends at home that I’m close to
When they talk, put it on stone like a sculpture
Used to be a hooper, now I’m a hoper
Thoughts I bring to life like an ultra sound
I’m bound to the underground
Breaking walls down for the black and brown
A activist is active now
How far will you go for exposure?
Little homie in the paint tryna post up
Don’t make me have to put you on a poster
Posterized by what I vocalize
Weathered the storm like I know the skies
Yea we wear the mask but I know no disguise
These signs of the times are notarized
Written by the lord of the skies mortalized
In us, I got cold through cruel winters
Grandmas, defenders, Fred Hamptons agenda
Never been good with pretenders
They lying on the king like Simba
Dinner, branzino and red wine
Quality shared time
Fucking and laughing ’til its bed time

[Verse 3: Elena]
Red like my lips
Blue like past thoughts
Brown like your eyes
Just enough time
I can’t think now
You’re too close and I…
Might be too nice
These New York nights
Got me taking chances
I think your hands
Might look just right
If they held mine
Get comfortable, get comfortable
Get comfortable, get comfortable
Get comfortable, get comfortable
Get comfortable, get comfortable
Get two glasses
Now I’m swimming
Off the deep end
Heightened senses
No pretending
Make my head spin
I like dancing
In my bedroom
It’s just me and you
Put that tape on
Tell me what you want
Let’s just make time feel, long
Get comfortable, get comfortable
You could just stay for the night
Here, let me turn down the lights
Get comfortable, get comfortable
You can let go
Passion comes from down below
We go together like so
Get comfortable, get comfortable
Let’s make a toast
That we both can make the most of this time
Red wine

Common – Pyramids (Black America Again Album) letras

[Verse 1: Common]
A nigga told me he only rhyme for 19-year-olds
Nigga, you should rhyme wherever the spirit goes
Here it goes, lyrical miracles
These are pyramids from the imperial
In theory, though, low end scenario
It’s sound boy burial drove me to classic material
Aerial nights blew my mind out of stereotypes
For ethereal heights, I write like Pritchard
Invisible man, pictured below with the hieroglyphicable
Prolifical flow, on the walls where the mystics of Kemet would go
Supreme wisdom in my system is the kick in the door
I don’t rhyme for the sake of riddlin’ though
This is a ritual for those depicted as low
Now I passed life like I’ve been here before
The reincarnation of It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold
Us Back, coldest raps
For me the globe is like a culdesac
Around the world in a day, find forever and I stay
I’m from the weather where they spray
There’s gotta be a better way, people dying everyday
Wonder what would heaven say? Devils need to get away
From Chevrolet to Escalade, from evergreen to the everglades
I kneel where the rebels pray
Seen fifty gray, but they need better shades
Niggas rhymin’ like their whole style in retrograde
The escapade I’m on is like when the sun, moon and stars was born
It’s hard to explain how these pyramids formed

[Hook: Ol’ Dirty Bastard (sample)]
Talent that I got will riz-ock the spot
MCs I’ll be burning, burning hot
Talent that I got will riz-ock the spot
MCs I’ll be burning, burning hot
Talent that I got will riz-ock the spot
MCs I’ll burn, I’ll burn, and I will burn, burn, burn

[Verse 2: Common]
I arrived on the planet, never took the Southside for granted
Smoke a little, keep a high standard
The Roots are my niggas so I gotta fly bandwith
Son of the sit-ins, you know who I stand with
Dude said I was a hero, I ain’t nothing but a sandwich
A gluten-free one at that, close my eyes see my raps
My bio is feedback from what we need rap
On some Marshawn Lynch, let me run it back
And come with that new black spiritual
Every rap’s a miracle, condition now critical
Game lack lyrical, we need black generals
Holy war, tap into you like Savion
But I’m a orator, the corduroy boy
Came the door-to-door name down the corridor of fame
I walk like an Egyptian on a mission to listen to conditions
Envision a vision of what we wishing
I’ve been commissioned to deprison the prism of your mind
Spit the wisdom of the one devine
Close encounter of the wonder kind, front a line
Shift the paradigm with a pair of rhymes
Style Bonnie Caylor, in the sweep with Caroline
Getting dressed up under pressure, Alabama shakes on Incense rising from the dresser, child of a fresher god
Influenced by the life of the former, Joanne Chesimard
Assata Shakur, I gotta do more
The light-skinned spook who got in the door
I gotta hit four, same thing Cassius Clay uses pottery for
I’m on a world tour with Muhammad the prophet, my man
And where we land the pyramids stand

[Hook: Ol’ Dirty Bastard (sample)]
Talent that I got will riz-ock the spot
MCs I’ll be burning, burning hot
Talent that I got will riz-ock the spot
MCs I’ll be burning, burning hot
Talent that I got will riz-ock the spot
MCs I’ll burn, I’ll burn, and I will burn, burn, burn

Common – Unfamiliar (feat. Pj) (Black America Again Album) letras

[Hook: PJ]
What you doing to my heart is unfamiliar
I try to keep it out my head, it’s not that simple to me
And what you doing to my heart is unfamiliar
But I could get used to it
I could get used to it, I could get..
Why don’t I take the time and then [?] my baby doll?
Why don’t I take the to get you anything you want?
‘Cause what you doing to my heart is unfamiliar
But I could get used to it
I could get used to it, I could get..

[Verse 1: Common]
Love never gave a limit, wait a minute, stay up in it
Everyday we give it, play to win it, way we live it
My heart you cannot visit, stay extended
The lot we love, we lay up in it, days is vivid
Same incentive, the way we hid it is like Will and Jada did it
A house is not a home unless we staying in it, stay committed
I used to get around, now I’m staying centered
Angels ascended, grounded, stay cemented
The mentality, we all casualties, I can’t do this casually
Actually you challenge me to balance me
Pay dues and salaries, been through truce and fallacies
The unfamiliar [?] made me lose calories
In a house rewind playing Amy’s "Valerie"
Then I realized the past ain’t my reality
On love’s balcony, you standing out for me
This is alchemy, unashamed and undoubtedly
Now I see

[Hook: PJ]
What you doing to my heart is unfamiliar
I try to keep it out my head, it’s not that simple to me
And what you doing to my heart is unfamiliar
But I could get used to it
I could get used to it, I could get..
Why don’t I take the time and then [?] my baby doll?
Why don’t I take the to get you anything you want?
‘Cause what you doing to my heart is unfamiliar
But I could get used to it
I could get used to it, I could get..

[Verse 2: Common]
This love’s a lobby, clicks the way that "T. D." Jakes described it
Vibrant thing the way that Tip from Tribe would sing
So many things that you provide the king
You too fly, never should you hide your wings
The awakening, let’s keep breaking things
Break them rules, break them laws, breaking through
Breaking walls, sacred thoughts
Are the oceans that we breaking ‘cross
The truth is a naked cloth
No need to take it off, the weight is off
Love we making due is unbreakable, relatable
Stayed in you, relayed into the faith in you
You awaken to what fate can do
Fate is inescapable, super friends, we capable
To take it to a greater view they say is unattainable
I paint for you a picture I’m forever in it with ya
Love it when we hang, in my life, you’re a fixture
A mixture of love [?] scriptures
The right elixir, my spirit I pour to enrich ya
I’m with ya

[Hook: PJ]
What you doing to my heart is unfamiliar
I try to keep it out my head, it’s not that simple to me
And what you doing to my heart is unfamiliar
But I could get used to it
I could get used to it, I could get..
Why don’t I take the time and then [?] my baby doll?
Why don’t I take the to get you anything you want?
‘Cause what you doing to my heart is unfamiliar
But I could get used to it
I could get used to it, I could get..

Common – A Bigger Picture Called Free (feat. Syd & Bilal) (Black America Again Album) letras

[Verse 1: Common]
Living in a glass bubble, the fast hustle
The masked struggle that I’m in
The same one that you in
I knew inside when I was outside on the south side
Had to take it a step further
The way that Ralph tried
Oh that’s my stepfather
He stressed harder to make that bed and lock them doors
For the perfect picture, I forgot to pose
Used to rock Jabos and go out with bros
Tryna get lots of hoes till I got exposed
To a bigger picture called free
In the picture, it was me
Al-Hajj Malik Shabazz, Muhammad, and Noble Drew Ali
A side of Erykah Badu and Andre 3000
Telling me what I can’t be
But you can’t paint me
Black is the color of my true love spirit
And I do love lyrics
And I used to love Harold’s Chicken
And I dance pretty good
And I feel at home in the hood
And I get lit in the club
Still I love

[Hook: Syd Tha Kyd]
If you look in my eyes, you’ll see love deep inside
When I look in the sky, I see freedom
If you look in my eyes, you’ll see love deep inside
When I look in the sky, I see freedom

[Verse 2: Common]
If you hear this rhyme, it’s coming from division 9
The toughest in Cook County
They count me out cause I did a crime
They say it’s violent time in human beings
But being they ain’t seeing me as human
In this big business called prison, I’m the one that’s consuming
Illuminati illuminate me, fume and hate me
Mutilate me from my family, society, and loved ones
I wasn’t raised to love guns, well maybe toy ones
My pops, y’all built and destroyed him
With prescriptions of poverty, dope, and unemployment
When will we see enjoyment?
I smile when my little boy get to visit for about 30 minutes
But we ain’t never spent Christmas together
Tryna get it together
What I’ma do when I get out?
I don’t know what it is to live out
Just reminiscing of the big house
I’m the one justice chose to spit out
My life story is written in a prison sentence
Wonder if this cell got room for forgiveness?
Still I love

[Hook: Syd Tha Kyd]
If you look in my eyes, you’ll see love deep inside
When I look in the sky, I see freedom
If you look in my eyes, you’ll see love deep inside
When I look in the sky, I see freedom

[Bridge: Bilal]
It’s gonna be you and me
When you’re feeling free
Make you feel alive
What you got inside make you go outside
The change in I
Is the realest high
It’s the realest high
Yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah, oh-yeah
It’s gonna be you and me
When you’re feeling free
Make you feel alive
What you got inside make you go outside
The change in I
Is the realest high
It’s the realest high
Yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah, oh-yeah

[Bridge: Bilal]
It’s gonna be you and me
When you’re feeling free
Make you feel alive
What you got inside make you go outside
The change in I
Is the realest high
It’s the realest high
Yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah, oh-yeah
It’s gonna be you and me
When you’re feeling free
Make you feel alive
What you got inside make you go outside
The change in I
Is the realest high
It’s the realest high
Yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah, oh-yeah

Common – Rain (feat. John Legend) (Black America Again Album) letras

[Intro: John Legend]
The wind against my face, tells me that I must go
Can’t stay around too long before my tracks gonna catch me
When they do, I’ve got to be somewhere in LA
So I can look at the sun and get my thinking done
And if it’s gonna rain tomorrow, let it rain

[Verse 1: John Legend]
The last note I sang was indeed a false (?)
At some old and shabby bar, I never knew the name
But I knew I could and work that (?) all on my dreams
They tell me find that place, find that place

[Hook: John Legend]
And if it’s gonna rain tomorrow, let it rain
Let it rain, let it rain
Let it rain, let it rain

[Verse 2: John Legend]
Deep in my destination, trying to find my destination
With LA so far away and I’m soaking cold today
Constantly it’s on my mind
I’m only halfway there, I’m not caring how much frustration
Oh, I’ve got to cross this nation

[Hook: John Legend]
And if it’s gonna rain tomorrow, let it rain
Let it rain, let it rain
Let it rain, let it rain

[Verse 3: Common]
As the rain falls down from the heavens
Think of how far I came since ’87
Took my hustle and made it a weapon
I was always told "in the pain there’s a blessing"
Mistakes that I made, they mirrored the lessons
Talking with God, I asked clearer questions
Dear Lord, is this what I’m destined for?
If so? Then what am I stressing for?
We tight, then why can’t I let it go?
Everything gon’ be alright, it’s more than a metaphor
Let it rain cause it’s ancestral
Cleanse my heart so they can see the best in you
Let it rain and come down visceral
For those no longer here in the physical
Let it rain cause it’s like tears from you
Just like the rain, I’ll do what I’m here to do
Let it rain, I know that it’s purposeful
So that it can service you and return to you
Let it rain, let the rain surround me
And never drown me, I was lost when it found me
Now in a dream is where I’ll be
Imperial reign came down to crown me
Now in a dream is where I’ll be
Imperial reign came down to crown me
Imperial reign came down to crown me
Now in a dream, a dream is where I’ll be

[Hook: John Legend]
And if it’s gonna rain tomorrow, let it rain
Let it rain, let it rain
Let it rain, let it rain
Let it rain, let it rain
Let it rain, let it rain

Common – Letter To The Free (feat. Bilal) (Black America Again Album) letras

Southern leaves, southern trees we hung from
Barren souls, heroic songs unsung
Forgive them father they know this knot is undone
Tied with the rope that my grandmother died
Pride of the pilgrims affect lives of millions
Since slave days separating, fathers from children
Institution ain’t just a building
But a method, of having black and brown bodies fill them
We ain’t seen as human beings with feelings
Will the U.S. Ever be us? Lord willing!
For now we know, the new Jim Crow
They stop, search and arrest our souls
Police and policies patrol philosophies of control
A cruel hand taking hold
We let go to free them so we can free us
America’s moment to come to Jesus
Freedom (freedom)
Freedom come (freedom come)
Hold on (hold on)
Won’t be long (won’t be long)
Freedom (freedom)
Freedom come (freedom come)
Hold on (hold on)
Won’t be long (won’t be long)
The caged birds sings for freedom to bring
Black bodies being lost in the american dream
Blood of black being, a pastoral scene
Slavery’s still alive, check amendment 13
Not whips and chains, all subliminal
Instead of ‘nigga’ they use the word ‘criminal’
Sweet land of liberty, incarcerated country
Shot me with your ray-gun
And now you want to trump me
Prison is a business, America’s the company
Investing in injustice, fear and long suffering
We staring in the face of hate again
The same hate they say will make america great again
No consolation prize for the dehumanized
For america to rise it’s a matter of black lives
And we gonna free them, so we can free us
America’s moment to come to Jesus
Freedom (freedom)
Freedom come (freedom come)
Hold on (hold on)
Won’t be long (won’t be long)
Freedom (freedom)
Freedom come (freedom come)
Hold on (hold on)
Won’t be long (won’t be long)
Freedom (freedom)
Freedom come (freedom come)
Hold on (hold on)
Won’t be long (won’t be long)
Freedom (freedom)
Freedom come (freedom come)
Hold on (hold on)
Won’t be long (won’t be long)
Freedom (freedom)
Freedom come (freedom come)
Hold on (hold on)
Won’t be long (won’t be long)
Freedom (freedom)
Freedom come (freedom come)
Hold on (hold on)
Won’t be long (won’t be long)
Freedom (freedom)
Freedom come (freedom come)
Hold on (hold on)
Won’t be long (won’t be long)
Freedom (freedom)
Freedom come (freedom come)
Hold on (hold on)
Won’t be long (won’t be long)
Freedom (freedom)
Freedom come (freedom come)
Hold on (hold on)
Won’t be long (won’t be long)
Oh, freedom, won’t be long

Tinashe – Lucid Dreaming (Nightride Album) letras

[Verse 1]
I’ve been caught up in the moment
I’ve been moving state to state
I’m not sure what’s heavier
What’s my mind or on my plate
But we gonna be okay
Yeah, we gonna be okay
I still care about being loyal and I always pay a price
I won’t let ’em take advantage cause I’m way too fucking nice
No way
Enough is enough, enough is enough
I’ve had enough, I’ve had enough, I’ve had enough

[Chorus]
If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that it’s up to me
If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that it’s up to me
If it’s my life then nobody gonna tell me how to live it
They can’t see the way I see it through my eyes
See nobody gonna know just what they’re missing
‘Cause it’s my life
If it’s my life, ain’t nobody gonna tell me how to live it
They can’t see the way I see it, through my eyes
See nobody gonna know just what they’re missing
‘Cause it’s my life

[Verse 2]
No time for loving, my boy spazzin’
My heart cold, but I got warm passion
I’m not an eagle, but I soar past him
I got money coming, that’s a [?]
Honestly, I only sorta miss you
They cool but we more official
And I act up, but I gas up
And I’m right beside, I got pouring issues
Keep to myself, keep it simple
Keep ’em guessing what I really am
[?]
I skrt off, I’ma skrt ’em
You go by me when you can’t see
Plain as shit when you can’t think
Neck icy, I’m too anemic
Take control like I’m lucid dreaming
Lucid dreaming, lucid dreaming
Lucid dreaming, lucid dreaming
If a nigga give me one more reason
Fly away like I’m lucid dreaming

[Bridge]
Fly away like I’m lucid dreaming
Lucid dreaming
Fly away like I’m lucid dreaming
Lucid dreaming

[Chorus]
If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that it’s up to me
If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that it’s up to me
If it’s my life then nobody gonna tell me how to live it
They can’t see the way I see it, through my eyes
See nobody gonna know just what they’re missing
‘Cause it’s my life
If it’s my life, ain’t nobody gonna tell me how to live it
They can’t see the way I see it, through my eyes
See nobody gonna know just what they’re missing
‘Cause it’s my life

[Interlude: Spoken Sample]
When lucidity occurs the dreamer suddenly realizes that they are dreaming. And this awareness allows them to control what goes. The same can be achieved in the conscious world, the mind can manifest reality

[Chorus]
If it’s my life
They can’t see the way I see it, through my eyes
See nobody gonna know just what they’re missing
‘Cause it’s my life
If it’s my life (background lyrics???????)
They can’t see the way I see it, through my eyes
See nobody gonna know just what they’re missing
‘Cause it’s my life