[Kai Straw]

Life doesn’t owe you shit

Black, white or Mexican,

Asian or East Indian

Russian or Czech

So quit fussin’ and get up

You’ll fall once, and then again

Scabs on scabs make heels out of the softer skin

It’s making you marvelous every time you’re fallin’

That’s your soul gettin’ stronger 

when you make it through some darkness

Like a wandering toddler lost his way

Or a cub without a momma trynna hide from the rain

We’re all fighting stay alive with nothin’ to guide us

Except a couple rules from the quran to the bible

We’re blinder the soldier in a smoldering fog of emotion

or an old woman struck with glaucoma

So hold your head up - and don’t you ever let up

Keep your chin high above the water

even when the cinder blocks are tied around your body

holding you down, you cannot drown

you cannot give up now, I said you’ve gotta get up

You’ve gotta erupt

You’ve gotta be the one in the arena declaring your freedom

Not the critic feeding on the people who fall

In the land of the vultures, you can’t be a corpse

You’ve gotta be the king of this jungle, not the poacher

You can’t be afraid to sing, you’ve gotta pull ‘em off your throat

You can’t be everything but you can be what you’re supposed to

To take your destiny, you can’t do what you’re told

You’ve gotta be - 

Strong!

 

Go ‘head and walk with a limp

Drag your heel like your back from the crypt

I said you’re

Strong!

Like a villain out to feed on bones

You’re a monster, baby

Like a ghoul to a house

Like a ghost in the movies, arrive unannounced

say I’m back, dammit, like some voodoo, hell

and I’m coming for you neck, you better hide

 

[ZayVsThem]

Who do you believe in?

I heard your call, baby girl, I know you’re grievin’

What’s the reason?

Girl, you can’t be no older than 23

but you’re acting like it’s 2012, again

The end of the world

I might be the only friend of a girl

who ain’t been to Chicago but love to act shy

Her booty gettin’ bigger, she attractin’ black guys

Try to leave without payin’

you gone leave with black eye

from the only man she ever knew

he outside, palms atcha for the revenue

let me paint a better view

down on them knees again

which way is East again?

Allah, or Muhammad, Buddhist or Christian

She just gone pray to whoever will listen

When the sun is down, I make that my mission

So please, get up off ya knees

You don’t see trees hangin’ onto dead leaves

Baby, you’ve gotta let ‘em go

 

Go ‘head and walk with a limp

Drag your heel like your back from the crypt

I said you’re

Strong!

Like a villain out to feed on bones

You’re a monster, baby

Like a ghoul to a house

Like a ghost in the movies, arrive unannounced

say I’m back, dammit, like some voodoo, hell

and I’m coming for you neck, you better hide

 

Say I’m coming

Say the world better hide from me

Say I’m coming

Say the world better hide from me

Say I’m coming

Say the world better hide from me

Say I’m coming

Say the world better hide from me

 

(Alright, sing it with me)

Go ‘head and walk with a limp

Drag your heel like your back from the crypt

I said you’re

Strong!

Like a villain out to feed on bones

You’re a monster, baby

Like a ghoul to a house

Like a ghost in the movies, arrive unannounced

say I’m back, dammit, like some voodoo, hell

and I’m coming for you neck, you better hide

Back From The Crypt

Featuring ZayVsThem

Album: GUN