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    "A Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Waste" Lyrics

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    Gangs usually roll as a savage pack
    Once sworn in, there's no turnin back
    Initiation, manhoods are tested
    Do crime, you'll fail by becoming arrested
    Get beat down the line, cautiously steppin
    Always watchin your back with your hand on your weapon
    You blink for a minute and get brutally beaten
    Every time you diss the colors it will keep on repeatin
    When you say you knew somebody that was a gang member
    You can't say you know him, you can only remember
    You have to live life all nervous and worried
    But joinin a gang means you want to be buried
    It's either that or jail cause there's no other place
    And a mind is a terrible thing to waste

    Just a walk on the block, they tell you it costs
    Willingly pay - or be forced
    Once your color is set you gotta be stern
    A bad influence for the young that are eager to learn
    The rules of a gang is fightin and killin
    Did you ever stop to think that was blood you were spillin?
    Duckin from the cops most the time
    Because you live life devoted to crime
    Gangs are mainly based on colors and races
    Not everywhere, just in particular places
    Hang on the corner or on the stoop
    Fightin people lookin just like a terrorist group
    Gangs give a rank at society level
    Wear a tatoo skull with the mark of the devil
    You have to live life all nervous and worried
    But joinin a gang means you want to be buried
    It's either that or jail cause there's no other place
    And a mind is a terrible thing to waste

    No turnin back [repeated]

    Had many bad dreams, nights stayin awake
    Joinin a gang was the fatal mistake
    Just to fill your head with knowledge till your mind goes blank
    And rumble with boys and dispose of the shank
    GANG can be spelled with capital letters
    Yo, while you're sweepin the streets, does it make you feel better?
    Some gangs lack action, they're basically talk
    Until their brains get scattered on the sidewalk
    Your obligation is to serve as a marionette
    And by society you're treated like a homeless pet
    You want to live the life of crime doin negative things
    When Al Capone died, so did gangster kings
    To live the life of a gangster is all out of place
    Because a mind is a terrible thing to waste

    Gangs are always violent but jail is rough
    You go a man and you may leave a cream puff
    You say you do crime cause you're poverty stricken
    And so is everybody that you're robbin and vickin
    Gangs ain't gonna be around much longer
    If 5 out of 10 become mentally stronger
    My mother said bein in a gang ain't nothin
    I didn't listen to her cause I thought she was bluffin
    I thank her from my heart that she stayed on my case
    Made sure my mind didn't just become another waste
    This song was submitted on November 13th, 2013 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC.
    Written by Marlon Lu'ree Williams, Shawn Leigh Moltke.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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