Sumthin's Gotta Give

Album: single release only (2008)
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  • It's funny right? They say things done change

    No more messages in the music, record sales down, gas prices up

    No more love in your love, no more love for your love

    Change is long overdue, Mary, something's gotta give, Big Boi

    You can trot around the planet or watch it on the news

    Sombody's getting shot, the weather man's looking confused

    He's reporting to a nation full of zombies strung out on starbucks

    And stitched up and bitching Abercrombie

    Uh, don't get it mixed up me too

    I have insomnia at times but don't be walkin' 'round here blind

    Nigga feelin' all around, trying to find a righteous path

    It's appealin' when I rhyme

    So everytime I hit the masses, you know the common folk

    Blue collared day to day workers

    That squeeze a dollar so they baby can swallow

    A little not a lota just enough to fill that bottle

    But it's a million dollars a gallon for some gas to get to work

    Tomorrow that's if you gotta get it, you can't swim in carpool

    You Rob Peter to pay Paul to make due

    Make you wanna write a note and take a pistol to that bank too

    And pass it to the teller but you know better

    They trying to tell us to stay strong

    But every day we losing jobs

    From College Park out to Beverly Hills

    Somethin's gonna have to give

    Across the world they live in fear

    But it's the same thing over here

    If you can hear me on Capitol Hill

    Somethin's gonna have to give

    The great debators debate about who's the greatest MC

    Subject matter don't matter because the verse is empty

    No food for thought nothing for the brain to digest

    So I guess it'd be about who can bullshit the best

    But I give them light on like the traffic I direct

    Inspiring their life like they was actors on my set

    As if I was a pilot, take'em higher then a jet

    I'd be a liar if I wasn't sick and tired of this mess

    They trying to tell us to stay strong

    Nut every day we losing jobs

    (Everyday, everyday)

    From College Park out to Beverly Hills

    Somethin's gonna have to give

    (Give it up y'all)

    Across the world they live in fear

    But it's the same thing over here

    (Over here, yeah)

    If you can hear me on Capitol Hill

    Somethin's gonna have to give

    (Oh, yeah)

    Single mother in a struggle and it's no fun

    But you don't really understand until you are one

    A child is sick and is losing he's endurance

    She want to fix him but she 'aint got no insurance

    Now we don't even want to talk about the man's life

    Out on parol with the promise that he'll do right

    But a felon has no chance for a new start

    So it's back to doing hand in hand on his own block

    And blacks and whites we're all the same and I know you feel my pain

    And the only hope I have to help me deal with the drama

    Is that maybe in November I'll be cheering for Obama

    They trying to tell us to stay strong

    (Yeah)

    But everyday we losing jobs

    (Every day)

    From College Park out to Beverly Hills

    (Ooh)

    Somethin's gonna have to give

    (Give it up, give it up)

    Across the world they live in fear

    But it's the same thing over here

    (Over here)

    If you can hear me on Capitol Hill

    (Listen to me now)

    Something's gonna have to give

    (Give it up y'all)

    The world is too big

    Free your mind or be stuck like porcupine left behind

    That's the bottom line gotta find the grind

    'Cause the time won't be coming back around, get it now nigga

    The world is too big

    Step on the stars while you're reaching for the sun

    But never burn a bridge, each one, teach one

    If you lend a helping hand, you may never be one

    The world is too big

    And I heard him say that every man, woman

    And child was gonna be okay

    I heard him say that they would bring

    Our soldiers home in one piece today

    The world is too big but it's not that way

    They've been selling us a dream telling us

    We on the same team

    Now we all gotta deal with the lies

    They trying to tell us to stay strong

    (Yeah)

    But everyday we losing jobs

    (Every day)

    From College Park out to Beverly Hills

    Somethin's gonna have to give

    (Have to give)

    Across the world they live in fear

    (Oh yeah)

    But it's the same thing over here

    (Over here)

    If you can hear me on Capitol Hill

    (I know you hear me)

    Somethin's gonna have to give

    (Yeah) Writer/s: Antwan Patton, James Ho, Johnta Austin
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
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