Raise Up

Album: Diary of a Sinner: 1st Entry (2001)
Charted: 25
  • This is David Nevermind
    And today's controversy is coming from yet another member
    (Aiyyo tell 'em that we not gon' be playin)
    or should I say members of the hip-hop community:
    (I'll blaze 'em niggaz) Petey Pablo - a new artist signed under Jive
    (Aiyyo go get my homeboys) and has teamed up with Timbaland, outta V.A.
    (We gonna blow this up) In a quest to redeem his title
    And bring, North Carolina, and Virginia, to the front of the line
    (Yeah, we gon' do it) We're gonna stand by

    [Chorus 2X: Petey Pablo]
    This one's for North Carolina! see'mon and raise up
    Take your shirt off, twist it 'round yo' hand
    Spin it like a helicopter
    North Carolina! see'mon and raise up
    This one's for you, uh-huh, this one's for who?
    Us, us, us; yes sir!

    [Petey Pablo]
    Who am I? Petey Pab' motherfucker!
    First to put it down for North Carolina
    But guess what (what?), it's been worth it
    I'ma superstar, bought me a big ol' car
    Four point six (see the car!)
    Black wit the bars from the front to back
    and got a button in the middle, make the trunk go "eh-eh"
    But it ain't 'bout that
    It's about gettin whatchu gettin and drivin all back here
    Big fellas (six fellas)
    Half of me and Carolina niggaz done time together
    Polk, Bladen, Marshall, Hoke, Greene County, Tillery, damn
    Transfer, Sandy Ridge, Browns over here (greens over here)
    Pasqoutank, down on the, Odom East (lemme think)
    Johnson County, Franklin, Burgaw, Newport, Warren, Shelby, Kenansville
    (Man Currituck) Tarboro, Triangle, Goldsboro, Halifax, Statesville
    And all my niggaz doin life behind the wall
    This right here, right here, right here's for

    [Chorus]

    [Petey Pablo]
    Uhh, uh-huh, uh-huh, beat it, beat it
    You remember them days why'all, we used to play why'all
    The radio and put our own lil' part in the song why'all
    We used to (Rep our city, rep our city!)
    Runnin through the school halls
    just before our basketball pep-rally jumped off
    (hah!) My house, my home, my hood (hah!)
    My brother, my sister, my cous' (hah!)
    My niggaz that was there from the beginin
    been wit me even 'fore they knew what bein with me was
    why'all niggaz just glanced at it, now I gotcha starin at it
    but it's been the same ol' North Carolina it's been bein
    why'all niggaz just gettin it, oh it's a shame isn't it?
    Oh you thought we said we were comin wit a whole lotta somethin
    we were bullshhh! (ahh!)

    [Chorus]

    [Petey Pablo]
    Man I had to do it
    just incase you were one of the ones who wanted to come and ask somethin stupid
    (What you think you doin?) What it look like?
    Puttin it down for my niggaz in the south side
    North Carolina, South Carolina
    And all my little bity overlooked hick towns
    We gonna hit why'all asses, ain't nothin but a T.T. blast
    that we got comin atcha, (beat) slammin, (first) classic
    (Gold for this) What's after platinum?
    (Baby you don't want the bomb) And I don't meant to scare ya
    but I'm about to bring it home
    Blow these valleys, these hills, these streams and N.C. outta the water
    How's it feel to look a motherfucker dead in the grill
    and tell 'em - "I told ya!"

    [Chorus]

    [David Nevermind]
    Uhh, af-after seeing this
    I-I have no other questions, I, I mean I
    Hey look, this is David Nevermind
    I'm signing off, but before I'm outta here, remember
    If I'm ever caught with anything I'm not supposed to have it's Nevermind
    North Carolina and V.A. are definitely at the front of the line
    You have my vote of support, over and out

    {*music until fade*} Writer/s: JOSEPH JOHNSON, BRAD JORDAN
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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