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    "This Means You" Lyrics

    Talib Kweli feat. Mos Def

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    (M) Sometimes, you gotta be direct with the people, y'know like..
    (T) Give it to 'em (c'mon)
    (M) Yo!
    (T) Give it to 'em
    (M) GET, UP, NOW!

    (Talib Kweli)
    Yo, we keep it type raw, and know exactly what we fight for
    when the nightfall come, we in the right war
    Cats who spill blood for a cause, not just because
    Defy the authority and follow God's law
    Revolutionary entrepeneurs; who make the fans
    clap they hands and stompin the floor not start the applause
    (Ahhh ssssh! Yeah!) Thank you very much, without further adieu
    Let me introduce the rest of my crew, Mos Def!

    (Mos Def)
    Yo, I am the world renowned, verb adjective adverb
    pronoun preposition suffix prefix
    Original or remix, sunburst and eclipse
    Me and Kwe' combine like strands on a double-helix
    My speech seasoned, with dialect of my region
    Booga-nam Brooklyn Bed-Stuy Eastern
    Where youth and policemen, they nah reach agreement
    Pressure in the mornin, pressure in the evenin

    (*scratching* "Mos Def" .. "Kwe'-Kweli" .."Hi Tek on the beat!" .. "brothers and sisters")

    (Chorus 1) (Mos Def & Talib Kweli)
    You, need, to, get, up, right, now
    and, move, with, this, yes, this, means, you
    You, you

    (Talib Kweli)
    Yeahh, alright yeah, alright yeah, alright yeah
    Alright yeah, alright yeah, alright yeah, yeah-ehhhh

    Uh, uh, uh, uh, yo, yo, yo
    Things changed since we came out, been some shit in New York
    Niggaz stopped gettin jig in New York, bloods and crips in New York
    The Y-2-K celebration wasn't big in New York
    Babylon live in New York, should I keep a crib in New York
    or just V.I., to handle my B.I.
    When with my A-Alikes we see with three eyes

    (Mos Def)
    Yo Kweli I agree I, was thinkin the same thing myself
    Smog in the city ain't no good for your health
    Things changed in New York, type strange in New York
    Forty-Deuce don't look the same in New York
    Just politics, tricks and big games in New York
    Switched trains a writer can't get fame in New York
    Internet and Wall Street got paid in New York
    Poor folks and workin class got slayed in New York
    Even still, everyday they make weight in New York
    Flashlights lookin for a brighter day in New York
    In New York they say it's - red hot
    Will the temperature ease up? Black I guess not
    It's multi-lane traffic, no sign for rest stops
    No corner breaks, put on your gloves and just box
    No dance school to teach you to wop and bus stop
    Better get up in the booth, hop up and just rock
    If you think it's like that, it's not so just stop
    All mankind time runnin down on one watch, just watch

    (Chorus 2) (Mos Def & Talib Kweli)

    If, you, are, just, coming, in, I, will
    say it, once, more, so, you, can, hear, cause
    You, need, to, get, up, right, now
    and, move, with, this, yes, this, means, you
    You, you

    (Talib Kweli)
    Yo, Mos Def and Talib Kweli bring disaster to the industry
    We best-sellin authors writin great chapters in history
    These cats undercover like gay rappers dealin with mystery
    My platinum grey matter spray batter that's specifically
    designed to make rappers break faster than eggshells in the mornin
    Inhaled the divine in that's laid dormant
    Water from the well STAY pourin
    I answer back when I hear fate callin
    Freedom fighter ready to attack at the crack of a new day dawnin
    Way more than necessary skills for the application
    My flow is Great like the Lakes and it rocks like Applachains
    My facts more than make up for what you lack in imagination
    You more confused than Tiger Woods when he made up Cabalaysian
    I'm sayin!

    (Mos Def)
    Break bounds like the jet Concorde
    Win awards before I leave for my ? world tour
    When they scream encore, that's when they want more
    Flow steadily, whether I'm on or off shore
    High potent, zone coastin, no jokin
    Safecracker sniff gon' keep the joint open
    Peep the focus, high resolution, high reception
    My "Train of Thought" connectin with my bredren from Reflection like

    (Chorus 3) (Mos Def & Talib Kweli)
    You, need, to, get, up, right, now
    and, move, with, this, yes, this, means, you, again!
    You, need, to, get, up, right, now
    and, move, with, this, yes, this, means, you, we goin
    (M) New York (T) Philly
    (M) Chicago (T) Detroit
    (M) Miami (T) D.C.
    (M) L.A. (T) The world
    (M) London (T) Amsterdam
    (M) Paris (T) Japan
    (M+T) Any place that a human being might stand, we goin..
    This song was submitted on October 27th, 2004 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Thanks to Chris Turek for the contribution to this song.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc..
    Written by Tony Cottrell, Talib kweli, Dante smith.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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