Liberation

How many of us are complicit in our own oppression? How many of us have undermined all that we aspired to be? betraying our very own souls? Some of us take part in building our own prisons. I can only look to the past to draw lessons and inspiration. I can recognizing how far I’ve come. I can acknowledge the hurt that I’ve struggled through. At the same time I have to learn to let go of the pain and eventually drop the burdens that I carry. Then I can rise by removing those fetters. Now that’s liberation and baby I want it….

And there’s a, and there’s a
And there’s a, and there’s a, finnne.. linnne
Too late to pray that I’m on it..
Ya, yeah, yeahhhh
[OutKast]
Y’all, uh-huh, y’all
[Andre Benjamin]
And there’s a fine line between love and hate you see
Came way too late, but baby I’m on it..
And there’s a fine line between love and hate you see
Came way too late, but baby I’m on it..
Can’t worry bout, what a nigga think now see
That’s Liberation and baby I want it..
Can’t worry bout, what anotha nigga think
Now that’s Liberation and baby I want it..
[Big Boi]
(Let me hear it, let me hear it, let me hear those, let me hear those)
How many times I, sit back and contemplate
I’m fresh off the dank, but I’m tellin my story..
My relationship, with my folks is give and take
And I done took so much, not givin my glory
Now have a choice to be who you wants to be
It’s left uppa to me, and my momma n’em told me (yes she did)
I said I have a choice to be who you wants to be
It’s left uppa to me, and my momma n’em told me
[Cee-Lo]
No, nooo, noooooooo
I’m so tired, it’s been so long – struggling, hopelessly
Seven and forty days.. heyyy
Ohhhh, I sacrifice every breath I breathe
To make you believe, I’d give my life awayyyy
Oh lord, I’m so tired, I’m so tired
My feet feel like I walked most of the road on my owwwwn
All on my owwwwn, weeeeeee..
We alive or we ain’t livin, that’s why I’m givin until it’s gone
Cause I don’t wanna be alone (I don’t wanna be alone)
I don’t wanna be alone.. yeahhhheeeeee
If there’s anything I can say, to help you find your way
Touch your soul, make it whole, the same for you and I..
There’s not a minute that goes by that I don’t believe
that you die.. but I can feel it in the wind
The beginning or the end
But people keep your head to the skyyyyy
[singers in background over interlude]
Shake that load off, shake that load off (16X)
[Erykah Badu]
Folk in your face, you’re a superstar
Niggaz hang around cause of who you are
You get a lot of love cause of what you got
Say they happy for you but they really not
Sell a lot of records and you roll a benz
Swoll up in the spot, now you losin friends
All you wanna do is give the world your heart
Record label tried to make you compromise your art
You make a million dollars, make a million mo’
First class broad treat you like a nigga po’
You wanna say Wait! but you’re scared to ask
as your world starts spinning and it’s moving fast
Tryin’ to stay sane is the price of fame
Spending your life trying to numb the pain
You shake that load off and sing your song
Liberate the minds, then you go on home..
[Big Rube]
I must admit, they planted a lot of things
in the brains and the veins of my strain
Makes it hard to refrain, from the host of cocaine
From them whores, from the flame
From a post in the game
Makes it hard to maintain focus
They’re from the glock rounds, and lockdowns, and berries
The seeds that sow, get devoured by the same locusts
Cause it’s a hard row to hoe
if your ass don’t move, and the rain don’t fall
And the ground just dry
But the roots are strong, so some survive
So you’re surprised, now I’m bustin cries
You got more juice than Zeus
Slangin lightnin tryin to frighten
Plains dwellers, of the Serengeti
But get beheaded when you falsely dreaded
Melanin silicon and collagen injected
Dissectin my pride, fool I don’t wanna get it started
We be the lionhearted, without a fantasy
It’s like that red sprite, you can’t imagine it
unless you lookin at the canvas of life
and not through the peephole of mortality
Single minded mentality
Gettin over on loopholes
Gettin paid two-fold on technicalities
Clickin your heels, scared to bust how you feel
Pack the steel
Pickin cotton from the killing fields with no toe
I don’t we in Kansas no mo’ though
Midwest or Dirty South
Clean dressed or dirty mouth
Whether robbin preachers or killin Poor Righteous Teachers
You a scared demon
Shouldn’t be allowed to spread semen
And your cowardly lies never defyin the jackals who babble
Runnin with they pack, tail between your legs
Though the man on your head say the story
As you downplay your glory
Cacklin, helpin the shacklin of your brethern happen
Just by rappin..
LIBERTAD..

OutKast Liberation lyrics

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2 thoughts on “Liberation

  1. Here in this prison
    Of my own making
    Year after day I have grown
    Into a hero
    But there’s no worship
    Where have they hidden my throne

    I’m alone here
    With emptiness eagles and snow
    Unfriendliness chilling my body
    And whispering pictures of home

    The above is the 3rd verse followed by the chorus, the whole thing can be heard at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z22wSWuH8l8.

    The entire lyrics:
    Somebody’s shouting
    Up at a mountain
    Only my own words return
    Nobody’s up there
    It’s a deception

    I’m alone here
    With emptiness eagles and snow
    Unfriendliness chilling my body
    And whispering pictures of home

    Wondering blindly
    How can they found me
    Maybe they don’t even know
    My body is shaking
    Anticipating
    The call of the black hooded crow

    I’m alone here
    With emptiness eagles and snow
    Unfriendliness chilling my body
    And whispering pictures of home

    Here in this prison
    Of my own making
    Year after day I have grown
    Into a hero
    But there’s no worship
    Where have they hidden my throne

    I’m alone here
    With emptiness eagles and snow
    Unfriendliness chilling my body
    And whispering pictures of home

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