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[Rs] common - be

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Title: common - be
Artist: common
Track: be
Label: soul-tbc

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bloody hell young man, not many people brave enough to mention common on here, but yes great writer, not sure if mr mooney etc. would call this a song since its spoken word, but intelligent link to gsh as i have always thought of common as his current day equivalent. i know very little of hip hop but i love this guys work, and these lyrics really come to life with music so it works as a great song in my book.

ok, and this one. it's by chicago's rapper common, it's called be.

how can you tell me this ain't soul?

be

i want to be as free as the spirits of those who left

i'm talking malcolm, coltrane, my man yusef

through death-grew conception

new breath and resurrection

for moms, new steps in her direction

in the right way

told inside is where the fight lay

and everything a nigga do may not be what he might say

chicago nights stay, stay on the mind

but i write many lives they lay on these lines

wave the signs of the times

many say the grind's on the mind

shorties blunted-eyed and everyone wanna rhyme

bush pushing lies, killers immortalized

we got arms but won't reach for the skies

waiting for the lord to rise

i look into my daughter's eyes

and realize i'mma learn through her

the messiah, might even return through her

if i'm gonna do it, i gotta change the world through her

furs and a benz, gramps wanting 'em

demons and old friends, pops they hauntin' him

the chosen one from the land of the frozen sun

when drunk nights get remembered more than sober ones

walk like warriors, we were never told to run

explored the world to return to where my soul begun

never looking back or too far in front of me

the present is a gift

and i just wanna be




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