Black Entertainment : What are some of your favorite lyrics?

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  1. kente417mojo

    kente417mojo Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    One thing I love about music is good lyrics. Lyrics to me make me like a song more than the beat itself. What are some of your favorite lyrics from a song from any genre.

    Lauren Hill ft. D'angelo/ Nothing even matters

    Lauren Hill:

    "Now the sky could fall, not even if my boss should call, the world just seems so very small, cause nothing even matters at all".

    D'angelo:

    "Now my team may score, and make it to the Final Four, just reposess my 4x4, cause nothing really matters, no more".

    Basically saying nothing matters because they are into eachother so much. I love those verses. That song is just filled with good lyrics.
     
  2. DreamFunk

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    ....this is by far my favorite rap song (concerning lyrics):

    Playa Fly
    "Ghetto Eyes"


    [Verse 1]
    My eyes are tired of takin' pain so let's just rearrange
    Any lil thing, that we can to help us make this change
    Focus and aim on stakin' claim to some higher ground
    They took our's from us, dropped us in this hell hole they found
    My ancestors mothers, brothers sisters left the motherland
    By brutal force and by the choice of a Killa Klan
    Nobody knows about this trouble that this brother's seen
    My windows to life, are kinda foggy and they so unclean
    What does it mean, when someone says they see a brighter day
    All that I know, that it's not as dark as it was yesterday
    Work wit no play, is what I dedicate my livin' to
    So Kia and Ibn won't have to do the things that Fly would do
    My daddy inspired, died tryin' make me realise that freedom wasn't mine
    And I must take it upon myself to rise and wizalk,
    Through the line of fire, to become purified
    No matter how pure I'll still be stressed out wit my ghetto eyes, ghetto eyes

    [Hook: repeat 2X]
    I'm seein' more than the average human eyes should see
    I live in darkness God please shine light on me
    In poverty is where I sleep not closing these,
    Ghetto eyes, ghetto eyes of mine

    [Verse 2]
    My vision is blurred, my eyes are red and I can't stay in route
    I cannot be cured, cause your Visine won't get this redness out
    I will not doubt, or even insult my intelligence,
    By placing this Devil made drop, off in my optic lens
    My eyes were hurt, since my birth, and that was purposely
    Done by the ones, who so afraid of this minority
    My head held high, up towards the light every day and night
    And once out of sight, will start a fight and Playa in the right
    My eyes are tight from the hype, so Flizy locin' up
    And see more stuff, that sure enough to make Flizy erupt
    Like a volcano or inferno that's got you terrified
    Releasing havoc and the madness I have so deep inside
    So beautified, to the others who feel the same way
    But they'll rather hold it and don't show it until they dyin' day
    Flizy gon' flex, so respect it and I won't be disguised
    I can see clearly what you do, all wit my ghetto eyes

    [Hook: repeat 2X]
    The only scenery I see that's fascinating to Fly
    The shinin' sun, moon, clouds and the stars in the sky
    Some heavy heavenly medicated treatment for my,
    Ghetto eyes, ghetto eyes, yeah yeah

    [Verse 3]
    A n***a was born, torn in half by his grandma and dad
    One believed in COGIC and the other ones an Islamic grad
    Two different ways which he saw but still he learned Allawh
    And three times foul, than the others like some pure uncut raw
    Not hee-haw, but still a wide eyed Southern boy
    Choosing to do, things in life, that he just might enjoy
    He made some mistakes, that were comin' where he was comin' from
    Victim of circumstance takin' chances living on the run
    He wasn't so dumb, cause he fulfilled responsibilities
    Payed all his dues for what he done wit no humility
    Lessons was learned, and he earned to be off in control
    Collectin' toll, and placing caution in the way he rolled
    As he grew older I believe he knew the game was gettin' colder
    Put down his boulders and started to use the head upon his shoulders
    Musical poems, of real life is where his heart lies
    I know him best, cause I can see him with my ghetto eyes, yeah

    [Hook: repeat 2X]
    So many visions put incisions in my stizate of mind
    But Fly gon' take it like a man doin' time for crime
    Get behind me, and Fly will lead the line
    Using my ghetto eyes, ghetto eyes, yeah yeah

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    Terry Callier - Ho Tsing Mee (A Song of the Sun)

    Children dying in their daddy's war
    Heroes who've been there
    Say they never wanna fight no more

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  4. kente417mojo

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    That were some good lyrics Dreamfunk. Check these out.

    Song: No one is faithful
    By: Meshell N'degeocello

    My daddy made no excuse
    I believe my lies are truth
    why don't you eat what you are fed
    cause when I touch myself
    I think of only you
    and when I touch someone else

    Chorus: No one is faithful
    I am weak, I go astray
    forgive me for my ways

    I hear voices and I can't stand to be alone
    cause emptiness is all I've ever known
    so by my lust I feel no shame
    no longer forsaken, when they call my name
    beautiful angels come to my bed
    I'm satisfied on the flesh I've fed

    Chorus: No one is faithful
    I am weak, I go astray
    forgive me for my ways
     
  5. AfroBoricuaRoni

    AfroBoricuaRoni Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    here goes mine! :) i'm such a dork...

    Anybody bored enough to notice one of my favoite lyrics is in my signature- more like a little piece of the song. It's a beautiful song called Bravebird by Amel Larrieux.

    Another fav. lyric of mine is by Amerie in her song called "All I Have"

    "You said that we'd forver be in love and you showed me life like I never knew, things I never even dreamed of, but your smile just don't seem the same and when you tell me you feel it too, I'm not sure who's to blame 'cause I gave everything and this is all I have, all I have to give..this one last kiss. I know it's not enough..thought love would never end..one more touch..is all I have"

    "I can't believe this love is leaving me..and I can't believe what we've come to be..and I wish I could make it like it used to be. Can't believe I'm through loving you and you're through loving me..and in the middle of my final tears you call out my name..you cry out my name but it can never be the same 'cause this is all I have."

    I like my club bangas but I REALLY like lyrics that explain my situation and she captured them all. You're upset that a really good thing turned sour and you're just barely getting over it then SUDDENfrigginLY here he comes yet AGAIN to try one more time, but you know it's not gunna work cuz you gave all you had. You don't want it to end but you can't give anymore. it's no one's fault but the good thing really never was.

    --Yeah thanks alot Kente :peace: for starting this thread. Now I'm mushy. Thank you ever so much.
     
  6. kente417mojo

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    Very nice lyrics. I love Amel Larrieux ever since she was in Groove Theory. She has a really good song on her first their album called "Did you know" but I don't know they lyrics.

    AfroBoricuaRoni....don't get all mushy now. Just kidding. No problem, I'm glad that you guys enjoy lyrics the way I do. Glad I'm not the only one who actually hears the words nowadays. There are so many lyrics I like that I know I'll be posting some more soon.
     
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    (Alicia Keys)
    Wanna please wanna keep wanna treat your woman right
    Not just told but to show that you know she is worth your time
    You will lose if you choose to refuse to put her first
    She will if she can`t find a man who knows her worth

    (Lauryn Hill)
    Showing off your *bleep* `cause you`re thinking it`s a trend
    Girlfriend, let me break it down for you again
    You know i only say it `cause i`m truly genuine
    Don`t be a hardrock when you`re really a gem

    (Lauryn Hill)
    Why for you to increase, i must decrease?
    If i treat you kindly does it mean that i`m weak?
    You hear me speak and think i won`t take it to the streets
    I know enough cats that don`t turn the other cheek
    But i try to keep it civilized like menelik

    (Lauryn Hill)
    Wisdom is better than silver and gold
    I was hopeless now i`m on hope road
    Every man want to act like he`s exempt
    When him need to get down on his knees and repent

    (Iriscience)
    I`m a poet, with the warrior spirit inside
    Chokin rappers out like hicks on and pride
    We all share the same sun givin us light
    But remember, sink or swim, time winnin`s a fight

    (Lil Scrappy)
    I speak my mind cuz bitin my tongue hurt.

    (Lil Kim)
    People steady try to make me into somethin` I`m not
    That`s why I had to cut the grass, so I could see the snakes
    Copped the house on the hill so I could see the lakes
    What you thought? I`m a girl, couldn`t make it alone
    Time to turn the heat up and get back in the zone
     
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    AfroBoricuaRoni Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    yep

    them lyrics are the truth Sensual.

    i'm not mushy anymore. just a phase, all a phase.

    you gotta love those lyrics!
     
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    great topic kente :wink:

    classic lyrics from the blastmaster himself krs-one
    the song entitled the bridge is over:
    one love
    khasm



    Intro:

    I say, the bridge is over, the bridge is over, biddy-bye-bye!
    The bridge is over, the bridge is over, hey, hey!
    The bridge is over, the bridge is over, biddy-bye-bye!
    The bridge is over, the bridge is over

    Verse One:

    You see me come in any dance wid de spliff of sensei
    Down with the sound called BDP
    If you want to join the crew well you must see me
    Ya can't sound like Shan or the one Marley
    Because Shan and Marley Marl dem-a-rhymin like they gay
    Pickin up the mic, mon, dem don't know what to say
    Sayin that hip-hop started out in Queensbridge
    Sayin lies like that, mon, you know dem can't live
    So I, tell them again, me come to tell them again, gwan!
    Tell them again, me come to tell them agaaain
    Tell them again, me come to tell them again, gwan!
    Tell them again, me come to te-ell them
    Manhattan keeps on makin it, Brooklyn keeps on takin it
    Bronx keeps creatin it, and Queens keeps on fakin it

    Verse Two:

    Di-di di-da, di di-di, dida di-day, aiy!
    All you sucka MC, won't you please come out to play, cause
    Here's an example of KRS-One, bo!
    Here's an example of KRS-One
    They wish to battle BDP, but they cannot
    They must be on the d### of who? DJ Scott LaRock
    Cause, we don't complain nor do we play the game of favors
    Boogie Down Productions comes in three different flavors
    Pick any d### for the flavor that you savor
    Mr. Magic might wish to come and try to save ya
    But instead of helpin ya out he wants the same thing I gave ya
    I finally figured it out, Magic mouth is used for suckin
    Roxanne Shante is only good for steady f###in
    MC Shan and Marley Marl is really only bluffin
    Like Doug E. Fresh said "I tell you now, you ain't nuthin"
    Compared to Red Alert on KISS and Boogie Down Productions
    So easy now man, I me say easy now mon
    To KRS-One you know dem can't understand
    Me movin over there and then me movin over here
    This name of this routine is called Live At Union Square
    Square, square, square, ooooooooooooooooooooooo
    What's the matter with your MC, Marley Marl?
    Don't know you know that he's out of touch
    What's the matter with your DJ, MC Shan?
    On the wheels of steel Marlon sucks
    You'd better change what comes out your speaker
    You're better off talkin bout your wack Puma sneaker
    Cause Bronx created hip-hop, Queens will only get dropped
    You're still tellin lies to me
    Everybody's talkin bout the Juice Crew funny
    But you're still tellin lies to me....
     
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    Lauryn Hill "To Zion"

    Unsure of what the balance held
    I touched my belly overwhelmed
    By what I had been chosen to perform
    But then an angel came one day
    Told me to kneel down and pray
    For unto me a man child would be born
    Woe this crazy circumstance
    I knew his life deserved a chance
    But everybody told me to be smart
    Look at your career they said,
    "Lauryn, baby use your head"
    But instead I chose to use my heart

    Now the joy of my world is in Zion
    Now the joy of my world is in Zion

    How beautiful if nothing more
    Than to wait at Zion's door
    I've never been in love like this before
    Now let me pray to keep you from
    The perils that will surely come
    See life for you my prince has just begun
    And I thank you for choosing me
    To come through unto life to be
    A beautiful reflection of his grace
    For I know that a gift so great
    Is only one God could create
    And I'm reminded every time I see your face

    Lauryn Hill "Everything is Everything"

    I wrote these words for everyone
    Who struggles in their youth
    Who won't accept deception
    Instead of what is truth
    It seems we lose the game,
    Before we even start to play
    Who made these rules? We're so confused
    Easily led astray
    Let me tell ya that
    Everything is everything
    Everything is everything
    After winter, must come spring
    Everything is everything

    Sometimes it seems
    We'll touch that dream
    But things come slow or not at all
    And the ones on top, won't make it stop
    So convinced that they might fall
    Let's love ourselves then we can't fail
    To make a better situation
    Tomorrow, our seeds will grow
    All we need is dedication
     
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