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    "Follow the Leader" Lyrics

    Roots Manuva feat. Eric B. & Rakim

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    Follow me into a solo, get in the flow
    And you could picture, like a photo
    Music makes mellow, maintains to make
    Melodies for MCs, motivates the breaks
    I'm everlasting; I can go on for days and days
    With rhyme displays that engrave deep as x-rays
    I can take a phrase that's rarely heard
    Flip it now it's a daily word
    I can get illin' at normal killin'
    Bambino along, Rakim'll remain calm
    Self esteem make me super superb and supreme
    Before a microphone, still, I fiend
    This was a take, I wasn't supposed to break
    I was supposed to wait, but let's motivate
    I wanna see 'em keep followin' and swallowin'
    Takin' the makin', bitin' and borrowin'
    Brothers try and others die to get the formula
    But I'm a let 'cha sweat. You still ain't warm
    You a step away from frozen, stiff as if you're posin'
    Dig into my brain as the rhyme gets chosen
    So follow me, and while you're thinking you were first
    Let's travel adventitious at speeds around the universe
    What could you say as the earth gets further and further away
    Planets as small as balls of clay?
    Astray into the Milky Way, world's out of sight
    As far as the eye can see, not even a satellite
    Now stop and turn around and look
    As you stare into the darkness, your knowledge: took!
    So keep starin', soon you suddenly see a star
    You better follow it 'cause it's the "R"
    This is a lesson. If you're guessin' and if you're borrowin'
    Hurry hurry step right up and keep followin'
    The Leader

    Follow the leader
    Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
    Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
    Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
    Keep Followin'
    Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
    Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
    Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
    Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"

    This is a lifetime mission
    Vision a prison. All right, listen
    In this journey, you're the journal, I'm the journalist
    Am I eternal or an eternalist?
    I'm about to flow long as I can possibly go
    Keep you movin' 'cause the crowd said so
    Dance! Cuts rip your pants
    Eric B. on the blades, bleedin' death. Call an ambulance!
    Pull out my weapon and start to squeeze
    A magnum as a microphone, murderin' MCs
    Let's quote a rhyme from a record I wrote
    "Follow the Leader!" ...Yeah, dope!
    'Cause every time I stop, you see, just duck
    As soon as you try to step off you self-destruct
    I came to overcome before I'm gone
    By showin' and provin' and lettin' knowledge be born
    Then after that I'll live forever. You disagree?
    You say, "Never?" Then follow me
    From century to century, you'll remember me
    In history, not a mystery or a memory
    Called by nature, mind raised in Asia
    Since you was tricked, I had to raise ya
    From the cradle to the grave
    But remember, you're not a slave
    'Cause we were put here to be much more than that
    But we couldn't see because our mind was trapped
    But I'm here to break away the chains, take away the pains
    Remake the brains, rebuild my name
    Again, somebody told you, a little knowledge is dangerous
    It can't be mixed, diluted, it can't be changed with a
    Switch. Here's a lesson if you're guessin', if you're borrowin'
    Hurry hurry step right up and keep followin'
    The Leader

    Follow the leader
    Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
    Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
    Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
    Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
    Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
    Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
    Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"

    A fear if I freestyle lyrics-a-fury
    My third eye make me shine like jury
    You're just a rented rapper, you're rhymes are minute-maid
    I'll be here when they fade, I'll watch you flip like a renegade
    I can't wait to break and eliminate
    On every trade of my snake so stay awake
    And follow and follow 'cause the tempo's a trail
    The stage is a cage, the mic is a third rail
    I'm Rakim, the fiend of a microphone
    I'm not him, so leave my mic alone
    Soon as the beat is felt, I'm ready to go
    So fasten your seatbelt 'cause I'm about to flow
    No need to speed, slow down and let the leader lead
    Word to Daddy... Indeed!
    The "R's" a rollin' stone, so I'm rollin'
    Directs the tone then rhymes are stolen
    Stop buggin'! A brother said, "Dig him?" I never dug him
    He couldn't follow the leader long enough so I drug him
    It's a danger zone, he should arrange his own
    Face it, to space it, grace it, change the tone
    There's one "R" in the alphabet
    It's a one letter word and it's about to get
    More complex from one rhyme to the next
    Eric B., be easy on the flex
    I've been from state to state. Follow us. Tailgate
    Keep comin', but you came too late, but I'll wait
    So back up your group, get a grip, come equipped
    You're the next contestant. Clap your hands. You won a trip
    The price is right. Don't make a deal too soon
    How many notes? Could you name this tune?
    "Follow the Leader" is a title they task
    Now you know; you don't have to ask
    Rappers' rhythm and poetry, cuts create sound effects
    You might get junked if you follow the records he wrecks
    Until then, keep eatin' and swallowin'
    You better take a deep breath and keep followin'
    The Leader

    Follow the leader.
    Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
    Keep followin'.
    Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!" Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
    The "R!"
    Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!" Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
    Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!" Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
    Rakim'll say, "Peace."
    Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!" Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
    Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!" Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
    Follow the leader.
    Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!" Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
    Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!" Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
    Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!" Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
    Rakim'll say, "Follow the leader!"
    Follow the leader!
    Kaboom!
    This song was submitted on November 28th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group.
    Written by Jerry Bloodrock, Celite Evans, Richard Fowler, Nigel Timothy Lewis, Charles Pettiford, Gregory Carlton Wigfall.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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