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    "Stand To The Side" Lyrics

    Talib Kweli

    track 13
    Quality [2002]
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    Go right to left, left to right
    Middle passage connection
    Yeah, about to build
    Tell you which way to go

    We go right to left, left to right
    If you fight to the death, what's left to fight
    Yo, here we go

    I wanna write away
    I wanna write here
    I wanna write brave words to fight fear
    Write dreams and nightmares
    Might scare the folks stuck in the day
    But nothing to say,
    Well I'm way ahead by light years
    So beware we keep the lights on
    I wanna write the songs from right to wrong
    Right on
    Riding the light so you see in the dark
    So deep you gotta be still like your beating heart
    My words apply the pressure to make the bleeding stop
    See the art, living right, eating smart
    I wanna right to life, a right to death
    Police read your rights from right to left
    But I never write to remain silent
    I fight through police line
    Cops walk the beat that I write to
    I teach minds, write rhymes with the right sound
    Right now, journalists write up
    I write down

    [Both] :Chorus
    Party people put a hand in the sky
    Grab a cloud and squeeze til no man is dry
    We wet it up, go ask the people if they plannin to die
    Can't stay to live, consumers is plannin to buy
    Smoke death operators is standing by
    They take you order for the slaughter of the family why
    Do they make it so hard for a man to provide
    You better get wit it, or {stand to the side X7}

    [Vinia Mojica]
    And the story line goes on
    Right to left, who's right who's wrong
    Fuck the politics and pride
    I just to try to stay alive
    To witness where the battle lines are drawn
    Speak my mind and sing my song
    I'm passin on the moral y'all
    This is ain't play
    True, you got to know the way
    It's hard now
    Open eyes
    See hopeful lives
    Sing it now

    Making my way through life
    Talking to elders and taking advice
    Ignoring their words and paying the price
    Living in the world where false preachers got us praying to christ
    Get with the young girls in the choir and laying the pipe
    No control of our soul we all wait at the light
    So comfortable they we hating to fight to make it right
    Late at night I'm controlled by the DJ on the mic
    I love hip-hop and every joint he playing is tight
    A day in the life is a brick in the foundation of like
    A maze in Egypt amazing when I'm creating a sight
    For the world to behold and the story to last
    So one day ghetto children can visit their glorious past
    After Pac and Notorious past what do we have
    Niggas worth more when they dead, it's so sad
    Started with the slavery we finish the plan
    But I broke the cycle, and became a man

    [Both] : Chorus

    Come on,
    I got my man Savion in the house
    We about to put it down
    Here we go

    (Savion Glover tap dances)
    This song was submitted on October 27th, 2004 and last modified on November 24th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group.
    Written by Alonzo Stevenson, James Dewitt Yancey, Talib Kweli Greene, Vinia Mojica.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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