A Better Tomorrow

Album: A Better Tomorrow (2014)
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  • Yo, this goes for all my brothers and sisters locked down
    For all my peoples incarcerated, for those who ain't make it

    Yo, in the housing, thousands seen early graves
    Victims of worldly ways, memories stays engraved
    All my live brothers, is locked down with high numbers
    The young hunger, blind to these lies, they die younger
    In this New World the Order slaughter men, women, and children
    Ten feet gates surround the building keep us sealed in
    The projects, lifeless like a Vietnam vet
    Constant war, sever threats of enemy conquest
    Crooked cops comb my building complex that's in the rumble
    Streets are like a jungle, can't let my cipher crumble
    Vivid thoughts, Devils resort to trick knowledge
    They kick garbage, lust for chicks and quick dollars
    I know the pain the game bring, I did the same thing
    Spaced out in the staircase, performing a sting
    It's hard to keep control, I bless those who seek a scroll
    Trying to reach a whole nation and break the sleeper hold
    Not a role model, I walk a hard road to follow
    I sold bottles of sorrow then chose poems and novels
    The gospel was told, some souls it swallowed whole
    Mentally they fold, and they eventually sold
    Their life and times, deadly like the virus design
    But too, minute to dilute, the science is mine

    You can't party your life away
    Drink your life away
    Smoke your life away
    Fuck your life away
    Dream your life away
    Scheme your life away
    'Cause your seeds grow up the same way

    A voice cries from the wilderness of the North
    A representation of the families that lost one
    All victims of incarceration
    Or other divisions of the family structure
    Youths are injected with serums that leads
    To skin irritations, babies being born with
    Disfigurations, experimentations
    On their faces there bear world relations
    Of mothers that carry the pain
    Of blood stained streets where sisters mourn and wail
    Big brothers been slain from hails of gun fire
    It lightly begins to rain screams of terror
    Are hidden by the passing trains
    This can't be little Shane, his uncle cried
    As he drops to his nephew's side, holding his cane
    Just give me a name, of who has inflicted this
    Bitter sickness, and left us to witness

    Yo
    Curses from war, innocent blood spills for days
    Soothe in godly ways, hands, solemn in praise
    Tree of life, more precious than Wu is golden game
    The wise self flourish inherit, Halls of Fame
    Crime visions in my blood got me, locked in prison
    While we die hard living people whine about religion, vision
    Blow, spin, and sin and killing what's revealing
    It's a never ending battle with no ending or beginning, listen
    Zero process, progress, become the hunted
    America's most wanted, good life flaunted, want it
    Some love the speed, some satisfy a need
    Some want to be down, young gun seed, jungle breed
    The stronger speed, someone die, someone bleed
    One flew astray, and then caught my little seed
    Can it be, the ice have us trifle life, made me grab the knife
    The righteous man would be within these stripes pipes
    Take in my energy, breath and know the rest
    Cause the good die young and the hard die best

    You can't party your life away
    Drink your life away
    Smoke your life away
    Fuck your life away
    Dream your life away
    Scheme your life away
    Cause your seeds grow up the same way
    Cause your seeds grow up the same way
    Cause your seeds grow up the same way

    Y'all bitches love dances, and pulling down your pants
    While your man's on tour, your spending up his advances
    Your friends ain't shit, all they do is drink, smoke, and suck dick
    The whole projects is trapped in stench
    You either high school drop-outs, one to three cop-outs
    Fifteen years old, shorty ass and top out
    Ninety-nine cent beer drinking pussy stinking
    Fucking so much your ass and titties start shrinking
    New World Order slave trade, minimum wage, better cage
    Can a devil fool a Muslim nowadays
    Inside my lab, I'm going mad
    Took two drags off the blunts, and started breaking down the flag
    The blue is for the Crips, the red is for the Bloods
    The whites for the cops, and the stars come from the clubs
    Or the slugs that ignites, through the night, by the dawn
    Early light, why is sons fighting for the stripe

    As we dwell through this concrete hell, calling it home
    Mama say, take your time young man and build your own
    Don't wind up like your old dad
    Still searching for them glory days he never had
    So many bad want to scheme for American dream, no more kings
    The cash rule everything now, we going down
    These babies looking up to us, it's up to us
    The Million Man March MC's, get on the bus
    But envy, greed, lust, and hate, separate
    Though the devil mind state blood kin cannot relate
    No longer, brothers, we unstable
    Like Kane when he slew Abel, killing each other

    You can't party your life away
    Drink your life away
    Smoke your life away
    Fuck your life away
    Dream your life away
    Scheme your life away
    Cause your seeds grow up the same way
    Cause your seeds grow up the same way
    Cause your seeds grow up the same way Writer/s: CLIFFORD SMITH, COREY TODD WOODS, DARRYL ROBERT HILL, ELGIN EVANDER TURNER, GENE MC FADDEN, JOHN WHITEHEAD, ROBERT F. DIGGS, VICTOR CARSTARPHEN
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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