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    "A Ballad For The Fallen Soldier" Lyrics

    Jay-Z

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    This here's a ballad for all the fallen soldiers
    I'm about to show you how a hustlers life (this is life man)
    And a soldie's life, parallel
    And the one thing they got in common is pain (forget about me for a second)
    Picture split'screen
    On one side we got a hustler getting ready for the block (human beings)
    Other side you got the soldier getting ready for bootcamp (soldiers)
    They're both at war (this is life)
    Stay with us

    [Chorus]:
    Did you ever notice, before you think, life goes fast
    So don't you worry, about what you see, it will pass

    [Verse 1]:
    You lost him mama, the wars calling him
    Feel its his duty to fall in line with all of them
    He's a soldier
    Rose through the ranks as the head of your house hold
    Now it's time to provide bank
    Like he's supposed to
    Now just remember while he's gone til November
    There's part of him growing up
    His shirt's soaks up your tears as he holds ya
    You heart beatin' so fast speeding his pulse up
    Yeah, I know it sucks, life ain't a rose bud
    A couple of speed bumps
    You gotta take your lumps
    Off to bootcamp, the world's facing terror
    Bin Laden been happenin' in Manhatten
    Crack was anthrax back then, back when
    Police was Al'Qaeda to black me
    While I was out there hustling sinning with no religion
    He was off the wall killing for a living

    [Chorus]

    [Verse 2]:
    Days turn to nights, nights turn to years
    Years turn to how the fuck we make it in here
    My barracks average couple fights a day
    Get you locked in a hole won't see the light of day
    And I feel like I'm just writing my life away
    I never thought shit could end up quite this way
    There's a war goingon outside no man is safe from
    I'm here for the good fight only the fakes run
    I'm here for the purple heart, if I can't take one
    For my team or my siblings what's my reason for living
    I love my niggas more than anything else
    This war's about my family, me needin' the wealth
    You don't understand how useless as me we felt
    Til you become a five-star general
    Shout out to my niggas that's locked in jail
    P.O.W.'s that's still in the war for real

    [Chorus]

    Your baby boy is getting grown
    So your baby boy is moving on
    I've gotta chase (gotta chase it)
    If I'm gonna make it (gonna make it)
    Your baby boy is getting down
    So your baby boy is moving on
    I'm gonna make it
    Eve if I gotta take it (gotta take it)

    [Verse 3]:
    Mama said pray your son's becoming a man
    This war's taxin' to 'em like Uncle Same
    Hear the noise make the right choice, understand
    Ever choice that he make he makes it for his fam
    It's death before dishonor
    And if he's gone you should honor his memory
    Don't cry we all gonna die eventually
    But if he's locked in the penetentiary send his some energy
    They all winners to me
    (What's up kid?)

    [Chorus]
    This song was last modified on November 24th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc..
    Written by Shawn Carter, Shawn C Carter, Chad Hugo, Pharrell Williams, Pharrell L Williams.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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