The Believer

Album: The Dreamer/The Believer (2011)
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  • I believe in the light that shines and will never die
    Oh I believe the fire burns, we stay alive
    They will talk about us
    Like they talked about the kings before us
    They will talk about us

    These are the words of a believer
    Achiever, leader of the globe
    Feeding souls of those in need
    I bleed the blood of the struggle
    Walking over troubled puddles
    Hustles in my chest, no hustle no progress
    Extremities of life and it's process
    Birth of a son, death of another
    With love I can rest both mothers
    And told 'em, who's in control is the one thats above us
    I walk where money talks and love stutters
    Body language of a nation going through changes
    The young become dangerous, pain gets spent into anger
    Anger gets sent through the chamber
    It's tough when your own look like strangers
    We are the sons of gangsters and stone rangers
    If he could how would Ernie Barnes paint us?
    Look at the picture, hard not to blame us
    But time forgives in the Chi where the young die often
    Do they end up in a coffin because we haven't taught them?
    Is it what we talking we really ain't walking?
    Dudes, hustlers pay, how much did it cost 'em?
    Find myself on the same corner that we lost 'em
    Real talking, in they ear like a walkman
    Thoughts spin around the corner to the world
    When I see them, I see my baby girl
    Believe!

    I believe in the light that shines and will never die
    Oh I believe the fire burns, we stay alive
    They will talk about us
    Like they talked about the kings before us
    They will talk about us

    The lord lives among us
    The young uns hunger become a means to get it
    By any ways necessary, under pressure
    Children feeling lesser, with the steel up on the dresser
    Killin' will aggressors, destiny's children
    Survivors, soldiers, in front of buildings they eyes look older
    Hard to see blessings in the violent culture
    Face against weapons, sirens, holsters
    That ain't the way that Langston Hughes wrote us
    Soul controllers on the shoulders of Moses and Noah
    We go from being Precious to Oprah
    Cultivated to overcome ever since we came overseas
    Today and the way that you can see we determined
    Solar keeps burning, shawty's know to keep learning
    Lesson's in our life, but life stripes that we earning
    Took gramps' advice that Christ is returning
    Like a thief in the night, I write the beacons of light
    For those of us in dark alleys and parched valleys
    Street kids spark rallies of the conscience conquerors of a contest
    That seems beyond us, even through the unseen
    I know that God watches
    From one King's dream, he was able to Barack us
    The prophets, nothing can stop us
    Believe!

    I believe in the light that shines and will never die
    Oh I believe the fire burns, we stay alive
    They will talk about us
    Like they talked about the kings before us
    They will talk about us Writer/s: ERNEST WILSON, JOHN LEGEND, LONNIE RASHID LYNN
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group
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