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the fundamental elements of southtown

the fundamental elements of southtown




greetings



hollywood


All American boy with big dreams of glamour life
Bright lights and boogie nights
The hype is "Everything could be yours if the price is right"
Grab your nothing and hold it tight
The first chance you get your heading out to the West
This decision is one you won't regret
Move to the place where everybody knows ya
Like Hollywood, Los Angeles, California

chorus:
So you wanna be a Superstar
Welcome to Hollywood
Quick money, fly women, fast cars
Welcome to Hollywood
So you wanna be a Superstar
Welcome to Hollywood
High times, big dreams, living large
Welcome to Hollywood

One way ticket, then you'll live this
Life of a Superstar caught up in this business
God as my witness, you will never change
Only been here a day, already in the game
You changed your name; you don't eve look the same
Now you're on top of the world
Money, Power, and Fame
Picture perfect, just like you planned
No longer him, 'cause you the man

chorus

You'll never get the best of me

The time ticks away, you've had your play
Sold your soul for the roll, now you gots to pay
Forfeit integrity, overnight celebrity
Settle for selfish gain rather than dignity
Another sucka, why did you trust a playa like me fool,
Eternal hustler
I'm taking everything and now you know
I hate to tell you but, I told you so

chorus


southtown


Welcome to hard times, back again like its never been
For the first time it seem to mess with my head
When I realize what it takes, can I relate
With whatever, but never will it drive me to hate
Could be the next guy that you take before I wake
Now I lay me down to sleep, eyes tight when I pray
This her is real life, circumstances make you think
Should I be counting my blessings, the next second my eyes blink
chorus:
Here in the Southtown you know that kid don't play
Put it down it the streets, will I see another day
If I make it back this time, gots to hold what is mine
And thank God that I made it alive

One love it's easier said than done
Can I rise above anything that gets in my way?
Like words you say, you let your tongue get loose
And when push comes to shove, I'm not used to walking away
I keep on looking up, because these times are getting tough
Tomorrow's gone and it's the same o' song
Father fill my cup, give me strength to power up
A life to shine, you're the diamond in this rough

It ain't gots to be like this

Don't wanna throw up my fist, Don't wanna be like this
Don't wanna throw up my fist, I must resist

chorus


checkin levels




rock the party (off the hook)


We came her to rock this jam
Spread His love is the master plan
Let this light ignite like a star
Everybody in the party knows who we are
You gotta get down, dance around, floss you style
P.O.D., guarantee, make it worth your while
Bad vibes, leave 'em at the door
Soulcheck'n, housewreck'n, keep 'em begg 'n for more
chorus:
We came to rock the party all night long
So party people won't ya sing that song
We came to rock the party all night long
And keep it live till the break of dawn

He DJ won't ya play that song
And we'll keep dancing till the break of dawn
Keep it live kike the way it should
Ain't nobody gett'n crazy so yours is a friend of mine
Don't bother stopping till this jam is though
If you been here before then you know how we do

chorus

We gotz to play what we feel
Then I can say I came real
Don't wanna be caught mess'n around
Cuz a party ain't a party when it gets shut down
Off the hook, with the cutz, that's right
Feel'n loose cuz it sounds so tight
Rock da spot till the very end
Make sure that you're there when we do it again

chorus


lie down


I lie down, I sleep, when I wake, sustain me
Outkast blast through deception, the tension, your mind collapse
Relapse, the stress of matter, when I shatter like glass
The never seen, the never heard style we bring forth Can't ignore,
the Four, ripp'n straight when I take your Title, self, X it out like homicidal
it's vital, to make my flesh be suicidal
We tribal, sing with the Saints, let our spirits fly
Hold down the string with the poser Jah has given I
Break back the chains, release the squeeze off my veins
Empty box, hollow rocks, I knock you out your frame
Shallow grave marks the date, Oh' Babylon the Great
Evil virus, be like Cyrus, trample down your gates
We're the ones, the chosen sons
Come out of dark into light, rather fight than run
We came to die for the reasons you put us down
Don't know when, could have then, what's the time, the time is now

I lie down, I sleep, when I wake, sustain me

Ready, attack, bout' to break you down fast like collision
Religion, take you from vision to flashback
In an instant, calculate precise precision
It's vivid, turn your intimidation to timid
I'm in it, count down to self-destruction
That's word to my mother when you suffer the repercussions
Clear the path, it's the wrath coming through
You ain't got what it takes to make me break
Because I'm harder than you
I'm harder than you
You ain't got what it takes


set your eyes to zion


Back in the day when man he paved the way
Fell in temptation, sin spread through the nation
Lead me salvation, and pierce the palms of holy hands
Who is the son of man? take me to the promised land
Where I and I free, Jah set my mind at ease
I stay cool in the shade even at 96?
You must believe and plant this seed of wisdom
Stick to the track and don't be trapped by Babylon
chorus
Set your eyes to Zion
Jah Jah people ride on

Forgive them Lord, for they not know
That what they do, people blame it on you
Can't understand why dem so mad
Dem heart get cold, empty with no soul
I've begun to search of One
Giver of life, I and I recognize
To be with you, forever I'll be with you
In paradise, Zion I set my eyes

chorus

Tell me Mr. Deadman?
Do you have the answer?
How do you get to Heaven?
Do you have the answer?
Hey Mr. Deadman
I'll tell you if you want to know,
How you can get to Heaven?
Believe in I Jah Jah son

chorus


lo siento




bullet the blue sky


In the howling wind comes a stinging rain
See it driving nails
Into the souls on the tree of pain
From the firefly, a red orange glow
See the face of fear running scared in the valley below

Bullet the blue sky
Bullet the blue sky
Bullet the blue
Bullet the blue

In the locust wind comes a rattle and hum
Jacob wrestled the angel and the angel was overcome
You plant a demon seed; You raise a flower of fire
You see them burning crosses
You see the flames higher and higher

Bullet the blue sky
Bullet the blue sky
Bullet the blue
Bullet the blue

This guy comes up to me
His face red like a rose on a thorn bush
Like all the colors of a royal flush
And he's peeling off those dollar bills
Slapping them down
One hundred, two hundred
And I can see those fighter planes
And I can see those fighter planes
Across the mud huts where the children sleep
Through the alleys of a quiet city street
You take the staircase to the first floor
Turn the key and slowly unlock the door
As a man breathes into a saxophone
And through the walls you hear the city groan
Outside is America
Outside is America

Across the field you see the sky ripped open
See the rain through a gaping wound
Pounding on the women and children
Who run
Into the arms
Of America


psalm 150


image


The reconstruction commences; the soldiers equip for the lessons
My life, a sacrifice is made new through these confessions
Manifested, this joy is my desire
Light this fire to flames; praise the name, Jehovah Jireh
Is my provider, the truth that lives inside of this fighter?
Take me higher, Master, Sire makes me a good rider
I'm gonna ride on down til I break through the front lines
And ain't going home until I gets mines

chorus

I grab ahold of my second chance, this time gonna make it last
Left the world came back an Outkast
To lay among the remains, through the trials and the pains
Run for cover, make shelter, uncharted terrains
Bloodstains light the paths to the ways of living breath
My soul is put to the test
Blessed with a mic in my hand, Jah make straight my steps
Then I hooked up with Payable On Death
We flow in Unity, stand in One while the foolish be
Lost in this hour, with Power we have Authority
To overcome while these cowards just pick up and run
We ain't done till this battle has been fought and won
The victory, how sweet it be, is already ours
Holding the stars, is the man that carries my scars
Always the same, I wear his name with now shame
Here in this Battle Cry, we will never die

We will never die Tribal Warriors

chorus


freestyle


Kids coming up from the alleys not like the valleys
Southtown San Diego rats out here in Cali
So Cal with the crew to show' em how
You like me now, with the sound straight underground
Putt'n it down, lift up this jewel that I have found
And pass it around, flowing against the crowd
Hip-hop hardknox rhym'n soon as the tune drops
Negative small talks, homie star kick'n rocks
and thake it all down the blocks where it belongs
A demo of songs but they wouldn't put me on
Thought I was gone, too late, but who's to say
My pockets are empty and I got dues to pay

(B section)
To the tic tock you don't stop
To the tic tock you don't quit, hit it

chorus
Freestyle, freak with the flava it's the sure shot
Floss up the Ave, when the spot gets hot
Still pay'n dues and knock'em out the box

That's how it is homie like it or not
It's bad enough late bills keep stacking up
No one ever told me that it would cost this much
So buckle up and come along for the ride
Catching the vibes and staying true to my tribe
I got mad love for the ones that still around
Knew you'd be down from the get-go here and now
You make me proud from the diapers to the grave
No masqurade, stayed the same like in the day
On day when we all get saved
We're gonna change the world no matter what they say
And stay real playing what we feel
I'll keep praying for you while you shoot to thrill

(B Section)

chorus

It's been a long time
It's been a long time com'n
Hated by many and loved by less
Hold the thresh, resurrected here in the West
Clinch the fist; dismiss the stereotype myths
Loose lips sing ships, then plead the fifth
You hated this, no reason you hated this
If you only know you'd be the first one to enlist
We come in love cause its just how we does
Fit the frame staying the same as it ever was

B Section)

chorus


follow me


Reign, Most High
Almighty Reign, Most High
Almighty I, Most High

What good is for a man to gain the whole world 
Yet lose of forfeit his very self?
He must deny himself and 
Take up his cross daily and follow me
If anyone is ashamed of me and my words, 
Then I will be ashamed of him
When the time comes, in his glory, we will rise

chorus

I tell you the truth, some of you who are standing here 
Will not taste death before they see jah
Creation come with his power
What can a man give in exchange for his own
Soul he cannot save?
When the time comes, in his Glory, we will rise

chorus

When the time comes, in his Glory, we will rise


outkast


chorus:
I'm an outkast
But don't count me out

Underground dwellaz, roaming beneath the cellars
Failed us with this system, ain't living how they tell us
Hideaway place, it's safe, they raise a nation of hate
Erase a main for his faith
They feed us lies, dress up my King in false disguise
Behind those eyes, soul of a savior I recognize
No compromise, while the whole world becomes corrupt
Tonight we break the surface for lives, We coming up

Brother take my hand
Lets separate ourselves
Leave behind this place
Don't ever look back

Disgraced man, survivors of the wasteland, 
Looking for a home of his own
No place to run, now place to hide
It's time for you to stand on your own
Militia, coalition, not of this world
Resistance, we the alliance
We freedom fighters, its honor we defend
We follow truth and never your trends

Brother take my hand
Lets separate ourselves
Leave behind this place
Don't ever look back

chorus

Brace yourself like a man