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    "I Am Music" Lyrics

    Common feat. Jill Scott

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    Genre:Hip-Hop
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    [Chorus: Jill Scott]
    Can you speak your words of bedtime
    I was just saying to myself the other day
    Most of believing the magician
    But you're bewitching
    Because of this I must say
    I (I)
    I (oh I)
    I
    Appreciate what you give to me
    Yeah (I)
    I (oh I)
    I
    Appreciate what you give to me

    [Verse 1: Common]
    People say I got soul look at all the records I hold
    The lives I've affected, connect and control
    With me in your basement, your mama got blown
    I provide the vibe to keep the strippers on poles
    Through me the black experience is glorious told
    From a school that's old bold, so I rock gold
    And platinum, so cats I hold notes and cash for them
    On streets I rap for them, in ghettos I blast for them
    Mash with them, at the party and all
    Peep the universal language that's embodying all
    Put the Billie Holiday, Bob Marley in y'all
    Y'all feel most high when I be in y'all
    System, with the rhythm I up jump the boogie
    Shame I rely on record labels to push me
    Since the bush, I been y'all way to escape
    Through eight-tracks wax CDs and tapes
    I am music

    [Chorus]

    [Verse 2]
    You can feel me all over alive,
    I help culture survive, I opened the eyes of many
    Styles y'all wrote in the skies,
    with your lows and highs, open your mind to hear me
    In the streets I beat cops and obsolete
    On every station it's hot you can't stop my heat
    I taught J and Dre how to rock the beat
    On what's going on today yo, I gots to speak
    I take the stand, yo you could feel me bam
    Whether in Larry Graham or Steely Dan
    Live I be killing it man
    For how long I survived yo I'm realer than man
    Got a soft side but I'm still a man
    For me women cry and children dance, I'm trying to eat
    I could'a got a mil and ran
    But like Sly for the fam still I stand
    I am music

    [Chorus]

    [Verse 3]
    I been here since the beginning
    Beginning of time yo beginning of time
    Deep in the mind of the ancient ones
    Everybody love me like they do the sun
    I shine at times yo at times I'm dark
    You can't categorize me, my mind's a art
    Inside my heart, it ain't about climbing charts
    I'm the one you roll with when your ride is smart
    The change that came, the change that comes
    I change with chords and I kick it with drums
    Get blow with horns and did it on the one
    Riffed for guitars, for the Lord I sung
    Spun around the world at parties and weddings
    Wherever I go I create the setting
    You know me from lessons or your pops collections
    Whether whole or half stepping I'm a blessing
    Yo I am music

    [Chorus 2X]
    This song was submitted on January 3rd, 2005 and last modified on November 24th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group.
    Written by James Jason Poyser, Jeff Johnson, Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Pino Palladino, Jill H Scott, Ahmir K Thompson, Dawn Thompson, James Dewitt Yancey.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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