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    "Get By" Lyrics

    Talib Kweli

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    Genre:Hip-Hop, Rap
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    [Talib]
    Yeah.. my Lord.. yeah...

    [Verse 1: Talib]
    We sell, crack to our own out the back of our homes
    We smell the musk at the dusk in the crack of the dawn
    We go through "Epidodes II," like "Attack of the Clones"
    Work 'til we break our back and you hear the crack of the bone

    To get by...just to get by
    Just to get by, just to get by

    We commute to computers
    Spirits stay mute while you eagles spread rumors
    We survivalists, turned to consumers

    To get by...just to get by
    Just to get by, just to get by

    Ask Him why some people got to live in a trailer, cuss like a sailor
    I paint a picture with the pen like Norman Mailer
    Me abuela raised three daughters all by herself, with no help
    I think about a struggle and I find the strength in myself
    These words, melt in my mouth
    They hot, like the jail cell in the South
    Before my niggah Core bailed me out

    To get by...just to get by
    Just to get by, just to get by

    We "Do or Die" like Bed-Stuy through the red sky
    With the window of the red eye
    Let the lead fly, some G. Rap shit, "Live and Let Die"

    [Chorus: Background singers]
    This morning, I woke up
    Feeling brand new and I jumped up
    Feeling my highs, and my lows
    In my soul, and my goals
    Just to stop smoking, and stop drinking
    And I've been thinking - I've got my reasons
    Just to get (by), just to get (by)
    Just to get (by), just to get (by)

    [Talib and background singers]
    (ba ba ba, ba da bada, ba da bada, ba da bada, ba da badahh
    Just to get (by), just to get (by)
    Just to get (by by by by by by)
    (ba ba ba, ba da bada, ba da bada, ba da bada, ba da badahh
    Just to get (by), just to get (by)
    Just to get (by by by by by by)

    [Verse 2: Talib]
    We keeping it gangster; say "fo shizzle", "fo sheezy" and "stayin' crunk"
    It's easy to pull a breezy, smoke trees, and we stay drunk
    Yo ,I act as if I'm attackin the system ,the blacks and Latins in prison
    .Numbers in prison, they're victoms lacking division
    Shit, and all they got is rapping to listen to
    I let them know we missing you, the love is unconditional
    Even when the condition is critical, when the livin' is miserable
    Your position is pivotal, I ain't bullshittin' you

    Now, why would I lie? Just to get by?
    Just to get by, we get fly

    The TV got us reaching for stars
    Not the ones between Venus and Mars, the ones that be reading for parts
    Some people get breast enhancements and penis enlargers
    Saturday sinners, Sunday morning at the feet of the Father
    They need something to rely on, we get high on all types of drugs
    When, all you really need is love

    To get by...just to get by
    Just to get by, just to get by

    Our parents sing like John Lennon, "Imagine all the people watch"
    We rock like Paul McCartney from now until the last Beatle/beat'll drop

    [Chorus: Background singers]
    This morning, I woke up
    Feeling brand new and I jumped up
    Feeling my highs, and my lows
    In my soul, and my goals
    Just to stop smoking, and stop drinking
    And I've been thinking - I've got my reasons
    Just to get (by), just to get (by)
    Just to get (by), just to get (by)

    [Talib: repeat 2X - with background singers]
    Yoyoyo, yo
    Some people cry, and some people try
    Just to get by, for a piece of the pie
    You love to eat and get high
    We deceive when we lie, and we keeping it fly

    Yoyoyo, yo
    When, the people decide, to keep a disguise
    Can't see they eyes, see the evil inside
    But there's people you find
    Strong or feeble in mind, I stay reading the signs
    This song was submitted on October 27th, 2004 and last modified on November 24th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc..
    Written by Nina Simone, Talib Kweli, Kanye West.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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