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Changing The Narrative

This album features a gritty, hiphop roots approach relying heavily on rare funk and jazz samples while 1 Love, Speech & Tasha LaRae speak about sides of existence that rarely get mentioned in today's rap game. Speech, JJ Boogie & Casey Graham lend their hands to production. Guest artists include: Jahah and Omar Perry (son of Lee Scratch Perry). The album title (CTN) refers to changing the topic of discussion from living the American Dream to being awake from it. The album artwork by: Baron Walton (Australia, also did Public Enemy, Chali 2na)


It's Star Time

(JJ Boogie, Speech)

Just because my lights turn off with the clapper/doesn't mean I can't compete with the whipper snappers
And yes I intentionally said whipper snappers/And You should no not to compare me to just some average rapper
Who am I to tell You what you should do or what you Should think?/Im a beast that's who I am now listen to me!
I'm from the era where out of sight was a good thing/Now out of sight means out of mind & I've been hood-winked

Who am I to deny/When the cries from the guys and the gals say I'm fly/I'm just trying to oblige
I'm just trying to decide/Should I rise more?/Your eyes soar looking up to the skies where I fly
I'm just 5'4 man, how can I have improvised/ yet get the High score?/Arrested Development
On a track like a garage door/Building a foundation/Went from lynchings to us hanging on momentums
Of the Garveys, panthers/answers for the laymen/Now Thank you!

Chorus:
From Chi-Town to Flint/we all are stars
The world is our oyster/We all are stars/We all are stars/We all are stars
The world is our oyster/We all are stars

Post Chorus: Daniel Glass speech Part 1
Arrested Development, that’s a band that defied conventional wisdom
they broke down musical barriers to create something that they call life music.
i can remember last year talking to people, who would say things to me like
they were too white for black radio they’re too rap for this. Their too black for top 40 radio,
well they’ve managed to overcome all that and they’ve now sold over 4 million records!

Just I'm with Jada Pinkett about the Oscars/For 400 years they dreaded us more than Rastas
Radio will allow us to talk about the choppers/As long as we're killing one another and never coppers

Who am I to tell You what you should do or what you Should think?/I'm a beast that's who I am now listen to me
I'm from the era where out of sight was a good thing/Now out of sight means out of mind & I’ve been hood-winked
Who am I to deny all the cries people dying/On the streets of the Chi/I'm just trying to realize
I'm just trying to survive where the truth is less and the lie is more/When I look at Flint I'm like Prince, you I would die for
Man, how can I have improvised yet get the High score?/Arrested Development
Down and up like a garage door/Building a foundation/From never mentioned/To banging on momentums
Of the Garveys, panthers/Answers for the laymen/Now Thank you

Chorus:
From Chi-Town to Flint/we all are stars
The world is our oyster/We all are stars/We all are stars/We all are stars
The world is our oyster/We all are stars
From Chi-Town to Flint/we all are stars
The world is our oyster/We all are stars/We all are stars/We all are stars
The world is our oyster/We all are stars

Post Chorus: Daniel Glass speech Part 2
How did they do it? They showed up. They showed us what was important to them
it turned out that they knew something that we didn’t know. They knew that the world was ready.
And talks about the world in real political terms, cultural terms. Arrested Development was listening to the world
around them and heard things the rest of us didn’t. There is a world out there that we have to remember and recognize.
A world that goes beyond chart positions, sales and ratings. A world out there…just to show up for.


Unstoppable

(Speech, Omar Perry)

Chorus:
You're finished/we rolling/taking control/unstoppable

Speech Verse 1:
I was only 19/West End was feeling like Ghana Headliner and I chasing our dreams/feeling like a king
beautiful-ist black skinned sisters with the big lips nice hips/nature rising like bing! - inspiring!
cocoa butter cinnamon conscious feminine women in all ivory/community on every single side of me
i knew who i had to be/a leader in the pack - let my people go/bring my people back to the origins of dignity
make it through our records resurrect the music industry/smashing the conspiracies arrested development/da da da

Chorus:
You're finished/we rolling/taking control/unstoppable

Omar Perry Reggae Chant 1:
before you see me you a see all me crown/could a never try to keep a good man down
just like solomon we a sit down pan throne/Unstoppable/tell them wow

Speech Verse 2:
We are unstoppable/if a tree falls in the forest nobody heard it/does it still make a noise? Never question what I am God knows
Uh, cuz it's coming from the heart/Solidifying our part da da da/Standing in the rain doing it again revolution
everything we sang was to keep us sane evolution/like the big bang/we got the monkey to the man
well - here i stand!/back hand to the man for trying to keep down me and my fam/you are boo boo - ish
so I'm draining y'alls sewage/my arm strong like Louis fluid with the mic do it like I might be
Jewish with my influence whew

Chorus:
You're finished/we rolling/taking control/unstoppable
You're finished/we rolling/taking control/unstoppable

Omar Perry Reggae Chant 2:
nah forget lord weh me come from/I man so proud to be a true black man  
long time we a fight this ya revolution/Unstoppable
yeh Omar perry along side speech you done know a
so we a do it/firm and strong/Unstoppable no matter what them say!


Speech Verse 3:
We are unstoppable/Make our own international businesses and amass a flow. 
Celebrities from ratchet to fantastic will endorse it/so the lower and middle classes will invest in it with capital
small investments nothing huge something natural/Blacks from the hood to Hollywood eating good
cooperative economics Ujamaa like people should/Drug dealers changing - rearranging no gang banging
all we banging now is love for us/a new type of cymbal clanging loud - agape love/y'all can understand cuz….right?
Black folk owning it our image we are the end all controlling it/no more being poor/if one of us is rolling in doe
this door is forever open let's go!

Chorus:
You're finished/we rolling/taking control unstoppable

Omar Perry Reggae Chant 3:
just like the hardest storm we a blow it/them can't stop we and me know say them know it
a we plant the seed and you know we a go grow it/Unstoppable/tell them wow/Whew!


Get up

(ft. Tracie Cieara)

gosh darn-it/they done harnessed all the flyness of they debut/TV show same spelling different meaning - Je-sus
sea of white faces in the crowd and we thank you/we prophecy a sea of black fist too we faithful

haters speaking they native language will say we hate you/that is emphatically the furthest thing from the truth
we just wanna wipe away the dirt thats in front of the truth/get rid these old wineskins and honor the new

Every body wants us to win, our peers our friends/the only ones that don’t want us to is Jigaboos in cahoots
with the industry whose who's that got the patent on the knot that makesthe tightest kinda noose

I don’t wanna Hang around em/don’t need to learn another darn freekin’ thang about em
— I done learned all i gotta learn/I be in the hood, seeing racist making crosses burn
they don’t use a lighters no more/they use false concern

So we take the CNN’s, the FOX and friends and the MSNBC’s and we box em in/Now get up

Chorus: 
Raise your hands to the sky/I know you been down but you gotta (get up) 
don't you listen to those lies/tryna keep you down when you gotta (get up) 
tell me how you're gonna fight/when you don't even wanna (get up)
If you wanna live your life/if you wanna live your life/ain't no time to sit around
here that voice/say it loud

When the Breakfast club play this - we know we’ve arrived/we send a package to Charlemagne with bottles inside
when our rap peers don’t see us as a threat to their vibes/fear the consequence instead of having consciousness die
Let me tell you who we are in the gist of things/Nat Turner, yearn to be burn germs like Listerine
you ain’t gotta worry a bit if you’re an abolitionist/haters who the cap fits - tell em kiss the ring
So we take the CNN’s, the FOX and friends and the MSNBC’s and we box em in
And let em know we’ll do your shows, but that’s not the end!/Cuz The revolution will not be what? televised
will not be what - hella vised. Meaning never improvised/strategized energized, in front some judging eyes.
it a be in the midst of Africans unified!/When everybody's telling you to get up
stand up like paraplegics that Jesus has touched/We Get up! we get up, we get up!

Chorus:
Raise your hands to the sky/I know you been down but you gotta (get up) 
don't you listen to those lies/tryna keep you down when you gotta (get up) 
tell me how you're gonna fight/when you don't even wanna (get up)
If you wanna live your life/if you wanna live your life
ain't no time to sit around/here that voice/say it loud

Everybody wants us to win, our peers our friends/the only ones that don’t want us to is You!
and if it's true/then let the light shine on you cock roaches/so fresh and so clean, don’t want no dirt to approach us
away from the king

vamoose, we the truth, lighting up the darkest rooms/vampires turn to dust, til the dusk trust
you don’t want no kinda parts of us/AD Arrested Development
Coming from the dirty dirty dust/what!
Acne - when our songs go pop you the pus!/We Righteous
You wrongteous/Get on up

Chorus:
Raise your hands to the sky/I know you been down but you gotta (get up) 
don't you listen to those lies/tryna keep you down when you gotta (get up) 
tell me how you're gonna fight/when you don't even wanna (get up)
If you wanna live your life/if you wanna live your life/ain't no time to sit around
here that voice/say it loud

I say you gots to get up/I say you gots to get up
Australia, Haiti, Ghana get up/Ladies please get on up
Cuz if you get up then all of us is up.


Devoted To The People

(Speech, 1 Love)

Speech verse:
Full time students of the groove/Music is our mantra and you are too/Back drop is music foreground the truth
Background a party foreground a movement/Black power rolling more than a mere slogan/Seeing the deep oppression
Find a way to expose it/As the I'll it really is diagnose it/To cure our madness with devotion
Get educated or else decimated/We're all the people I'm glad you made it/I'ma star like David with the heart of David
Rip the head of Goliath I'm so R-rated/Blacks did better when we was all segregated/Now we have less unity-decimated

Decimated/Decimated

Dance to this track it don't stop y'all/This is how we rock the hip hop/Ho Ho Ho Ho

Chorus:
We are devoted to the people/We are devoted to the people/We are devoted to the people
Now everybody out your fist in air and lets go/lets go lets go lets go lets go lets go lets go
lets go lets go lets go lets go lets go lets go

1 Love verse:
True breeze you a saint pray for a change/AD's a team now it's a gang
We changed the noises on our necks to some gold chains/We don't want a piece of the pie we want the whole thang
Now I got a herring bone and a key lime/Now hear the difference between a trapped and a free mind
To the needs of the people made a bee-line/Everybody needs a neighbor would you be mine
Cuz the value of my house on the decline/And I can't find work in my free time
Cuz these stations and these schools work together in every town/To keep us dumbed down by design
I know you sick of these hypocrites that stand up and then/thank god for selling Sadistic music
Unless the god that they thanking ain't the one that we pray to we/all got a brain please use it
To the mainstream man we a nuisanse/For influencing the people with our two cents
Cuz they using these frequencies affecting our energies so blame/me when I lose it.

Chorus:
We are devoted to the people/We are devoted to the people/We are devoted to the people
Now everybody out your fist in air and lets go/lets go lets go lets go lets go lets go lets go
lets go lets go lets go lets go lets go lets go

Everybody I want you to put your fist in the air pump em and say yeah!

Chorus:
We are devoted to the people/We are devoted to the people/We are devoted to the people
Now everybody out your fist in air and lets go/lets go lets go lets go lets go lets go lets go
lets go lets go lets go lets go lets go lets go


Let’s Build

(Speech)

I know a lot of people round here/memories since we was kids I hold dear
enemies looking in here they feel fear/we don’t fit in their world view it’s clear
two sides to the rail track vibes/Police and dedication divided upon the lines
poor widows cry with nothing to pay the tithes/men they go outside they’re homes to feel alive
men we have to grow a spine/the poor are just getting by/there’s too many last in the line
there’s too many struggling by design/yo and we don’t know the reason why

Chorus:
The more I learn. The more learn there’s much more to learn baby
and the more I see, the more I see there’s much more that we can be
we are filled with possibility/we ain’t gotta be what we see/lets build!/Let’s Build!

Feel the energy the size, the synergy of this here entity, to the 10th degree
will forever be in infamy simply. And simple for us - trust for you /is as hard as a symphony.
So we pray to God as we show your squad who is really hard and/we beat you like a timpani
throw everything at you including the kitchen sink/make you wash dishes like a misses, what your last wish is?
We vicious/men we have to grow a spine/the poor are just getting by/there’s too many last in the line
there’s too many struggling by design/yo and we don’t know the reason why

Chorus:
The more I learn. The more learn there’s much more to learn baby
and the more I see, the more I see there’s much more that we can be
we are filled with possibility/we ain’t gotta be what we see/lets build!/Let’s Build!

Yo Wave your hands up inside the air and just wave em round/everybody jump round
Wave your hands up inside the air and just wave em round/everybody jump round
Wave your hands up inside the air and just wave em round/everybody jump round
Wave your hands up inside the air and jump around everybody/jump round

men we have to grow a spine/the poor are just getting by/there’s too many last in the line
there’s too many struggling by design/yo and we don’t know the reason why

Chorus:
The more I learn. The more learn there’s much more to learn baby
and the more I see, the more I see there’s much more that we can be/we are filled with possibility
we ain’t gotta be what we see/lets build!/Let’s Build!


Right Direction

(Speech, APrime, 1 Love)

Speech verse:
Man you don't think you understand who you testing/The fact that we never met should be considered a blessing
Grown man talk you still in your adolescents/Do I have to use a magazine to show you my essence
Passive aggressive and massive in message/Bask in the sun rays a lasting impression
Speech with the Djembes a master progressions/Leading the living and ancestors in processions

APrime verse:
I'm one of the finest rhymers on this side of Lake Michigan/Zip past competition and grip listeners
Hands in the air side to side like a pendulum/Want the real hiphop And that's what we giving em
A prime an amazing mind playing dr Frankenstein/Giving words life when I'm penning em
Boost of adrenalin there is no comp/No equal I am everyday people

Chorus: 
Carry the load of my fellow man/Steer the souls in the right direction
We can't control every thought every plan/But we can strive to go in the right direction

Speech verse:
Things you don't understand you should t try to question/I'm too deep for you I'm like the sea to you
I'm like the reef in the coral that glows in the beach for you/When you deal with the beast I'm the light on the street for you
And it ain't only me there's much more to try to give you the keys/to open up your front door
Cuz we all too valuable to try to cut cost/Wall flower politics won't move their butts for us

1 love verse:
I'm moving forward and you know it though my truck is overloaded
Got regrets and bags full of debt but I still tow it/Most of us we know the right direction but we never go it
Yeah you driving slow I got a horn but I never blow it/Using patience like I'm fishing penny pinching cause decisions
regret to the ones that contributed/Need no introduction so pardon my interruption
No bluffing reality all I see my people struggling/Lock em up at all cost
That's a fact now check the stats/Mexicans and Blacks/No Asians or Indians cuz they buying businesses
Now take a trip down in the strip you see what that business is/Willie lynch is still alive gotta be more civilized
Strategize and realize we building our own enterprise/Pyramids and paradise many lives been sacrificed
You could tell me what's the price it's your life direct it right.

Chorus:
Carry the load of my fellow man/Steer the souls in the right direction
We can't control every thought every plan/But we can strive to go in the right direction


I Knew It

(Speech, Jahah)

Jahah Verse:
I knew from the start/that you would be my star/there ain’t no doubt
you’ll always have my heart/and you make me better/where a source when were together
for years we’ve been going strong/looks like we proved the haters wrong/Oh yeah

Chorus:
I knew it (5x)/hey I knew it

I knew you were more than a dime/over a quarter of my life you’ve been more than a light
so everyday i just shine/i paid a penny for your thoughts/you gave your two cents and since then
you sense been only thing on my mind (hey)/like a plug in an outlet wow
I’m feeling empowered Kingston Jamaica, lets go chill in the/mountains
in and out doubters doubt/and spouting off at the mouth
i put it in reverse and making them each eat their words until they burp
Now you are a star I knew you always would be/history in the making moving and shaking and breaking all records
ain’t cha?/Hey, but I knew this. The world is just new to this/your dreams and accomplishments achieved by your hotness
now I’m looking like a prophet I knew it

Chorus:
I knew it (5x)/hey I knew it

Everything about you screams different/while these people try to play you like an instrument
but they don’t know how instrumental your mental be/but you know how it goes some people don’t know that they are
their own worst enemy/their energy is roody-poot infinitely
but to infinity and beyond you’re the bomb and now that you got a/buzz you’re light years in front
front front yeah and i know you will never front/cuz you stand with an essence of ancestors and their lessons all of
this before the desert. I knew it.

Chorus:
I knew it (5x)/hey I knew it

Jahah verse 2:
You’re a nickel plus 5/like wine you get better with time
so happy you’re mine/everyday like valentines
God is good we prosper/no barricades that can stop us
were still going strong/i know we’ve proved the haters wrong

Chorus:
I knew it (5x)/hey I knew it


I don’t see you at the club

(Speech)

Radio Interview

DJ: Yo are y’all even still doing anything?
Cuz um, I don’t hear or see y’all in these streets.

Speech: We always up in the streets, thats where we be at, we be in the streets.

DJ: Nah nah nah, I mean like yo, is anybody feeling y’all?

Speech: Well uh, I think so. If they’re smart (chuckle) I don’t be knowing what to say to y’all…I don’t you know…

Got the pear trees faking like a dogwood/The thunderstorms in the springtime it's all good
And rappers killing it in the club but can we brag now?/Nine black lives just had to die to get a flag down
And my rap has helped the map of south side Atlanta/Was just in Selma 50 years march in Alabama
Was just in Columbus Ohio teaching little kids/South by southwest in Austin teaching sampling
Like gynecologist's I do a lot of interviews/And I'm making some nice figures like a gym a do
And like Sandra Bland my band be changing lanes/Without a signal at all now you want us to hang?
You know some things are substantial whether or not financial/and playing us will put other stuff way up on the mantle.
So don’t try to adjust your radio don’t change the channel/We're taking down the glittery lights and just light a candle. C’mon

Chorus:
He said I don't see you at the club/I said I don't see you at the bank/People Gotta live their life and do their thang
Let me live let me breathe let me be me/He said I don't see you at the club/I said I don't see you at the bank
People Gotta live their life and do their thang/Let me live let me breathe let me be me/He said I don't see you at the club
I said I don't see you at the bank/People Gotta live their life and do their thang
Let me live let me breathe let me be me (4X)

DJ: I mean is anybody checking for Arrested Development?
Speech: Yeah

I'm seeing marriages dying just like miscarriages we've been at it 2-0 years changing the narrative
Father to my two kids plus to add to my parenting we took on a teen in a desperate need of a family
He was jacking cars and some other type of insanity/Playing a role that media says is his humanity
Blacks is getting smoked with police taking the toke/and they hate it when we do stand up and
yet dey like a joke!/The people losing hope to where most of em don’t vote
And rap's turned into trap and dope really means dope/I'm trying not to become someone I don't know
Looking into a mirror is it friend or is it foe?/Or is it both?/Should I swim or should I float
Should I blend in within the scene that fits me most?/Should I live life and try to fight for what I know?
What I know is that my real life starts after the show

Chorus:
He said I don't see you at the club/I said I don't see you at the bank/People Gotta live their life and do their thang
Let me live let me breathe let me be me/He said I don't see you at the club/I said I don't see you at the bank
People Gotta live their life and do their thang/Let me live let me breathe let me be me (4x)

Finally consoling from years of mine that was stolen a sea of creativity coming just like a ocean
I've fallen in Love with music as if I drank a potion/My rhyming and my producing has never been more potent
I've overcome my challenge and life has been more in balance/Now people wanna judge by everything but my talent
They're saying that I'm old like its something I can control/Aging is part of the package deal of having soul
And what do you know all you got to do is a play the role of living life and just breathing/lines start to receding
Things you start to believe in, perspectives that you seeing/Regardless of your hue it's just coming to human beings
They tell me that youth and strength is wasted on the young and everything/that you have been has been wasted on some fun
But I believe that I can have fun until I decease/so please play this song in the clubs and in the streets I'm out

Chorus:
He said I don't see you at the club/I said I don't see you at the bank/People Gotta live their life and do their thang
Let me live let me breathe let me be me/He said I don't see you at the club/I said I don't see you at the bank
People Gotta live their life and do their thang/Let me live let me breathe let me be me (4x)


Stage Sex

(Speech)

Hello everybody this is a celebration/lets do it ya’ll/(Stage Sex) lets lets lets go!/I got my posse and my peoples with me
there’s more I’s on my group now than Mississippi/when we walk in a room
cameras zoom our attitudes are unassuming/all of these years of others/cooning contrast our platitudes
our altitudes latitudes/So let the music we giving you come and ravish you/Sex

Chorus:
Nothing could be better/nothing could be finer/oooh yeah/so open up open up baby
Nothing could be better than when we get together and have sex
Nothing could be better than when we get together and have sex/sex sex nothing could be better
(Everybody in the whole house) la la la la la laaaa la laaaa

Speech Verse 2:
I never cease to be amused cuz I laugh at myself/I fall fail/I’m an over achiever and need nobody’s help
I can do bad by my lonesome/I don’t rent my mistakes man I'm more known for owning em
Days of the week are just sluts I bust nuts while I’m boning em
negative people are my naps, and my pick with the black fist cracks
under the stress while I’m combing em (inhale)/Out then my manager calls me and say that we got a tour route
That’s what I am more about/Out amongst the people/Out away from evil/sex

Nothing could be better than we get together and have sex (have stage sex)
Nothing could be better than when we get together and have sex/so open up open up baby
sex sex nothing could be better/(Everybody in the whole house)/la la la la la laaaa la laaaa

I’m imaging disciples that hearing this pulling out they bibles/thinking that they brother Speech has lost it.
Really I’ve found it. The descriptions that matches addictions/with fans around the world we on the same musical mission
I couldn’t think of nothing else to compare it to/I couldn’t think no other way to say how much I love the times I
share with you/No other intimacy, your interesting, No entity, I would allow to enter me
Eventually we enter each other sister & brother/incest essentially we mix it up! 
no performance anxiety/We all get it up! Sex

Nothing could be better/nothing could be finer/oooh yeah
so open up open up baby/Nothing could be better than when we get together and have sex
Nothing could be better than when we get together and have sex/sex sex nothing could be better
(Everybody in the whole house)/la la la la la laaaa la laaaa


Smile

(Speech, Spencer Love)

Baby I got all the reasons in the world to be down wear a frown/everyone arounds me oppressed the best of them is yet to be found
we will fight and we will win and without hope we will always stay bound/everybody in this here town right here right now c’mon and…

Chorus:
Smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile/Ooooooo/smile/Ooooooo

Elle Renee:
Take your haters to task/don’t you give em no slack/while they thinking you’re weak
just take your foot and put it right in that booty/and wiggle it around/i say wiggle it around
while the whole time keeping up your smile

Change:
I got that vibe on me/I got that vibe on me/now put your feet in the air
and shake that booty like you don’t care/I got that vibe on me/I got that vibe on me
now put your feet in the air/and shake that booty like you don’t care

all a y’all thats holding on to the walls let em go and let it flow/put your hands up in the sky really high an AD show you outta know
you can scream and you can shout without a doubt to contain this/is impossible/everybody in this here town
right here right now c’mon just…

Chorus:
Smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile/Ooooooo/smile/Ooooooo

Elle Renee:
Take your haters to task/don’t you give em no slack/while they thinking you’re weak
just take your foot and put it right in that booty/and wiggle it around/i say wiggle it around
while the whole time keeping up your smile

1 Love:
We’ve been waiting to explode like Pompey/throw your hands in the air no gun play
don’t smile when they ask what my name say/1 love yeah I’m rap games Marvin Gaye
and I’m sick like thunder bird and Alizé/have a little vodka and a couple shots of E&J
guzzle it we loving it we hotter than an oven get/ain’t no secrets kept up in here cuz we double it

Chorus
Smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile/Ooooooo/smile/Ooooooo/Lets go/lets go

whew
everybody I want you to put your hands in the air/everybody all 30,000 of you
wave em back n forth/123 c’mon/jump jump Hey/jump jump Hey/jump jump Hey/jump jump Hey


U2

(Speech, Juan Verrett)

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRST….U

Chorus:
Ain’t it time for you to move on, move on/ain’t it time for you to finally watch out for…U
cuz we all know when the getting ain’t good no more/and the getting ain’t been good for only…U
for a long time. You cried and we cried, but the only ones dying is…U
In your insides you know the truth. In here its just better for every/letter in the alphabet but…U

This nations got it out for this letter in the alphabet/Yet dreams you receive when you sleep like the alchemist
It's time to be substantiated truly find destiny/Gotta taste for freedom now you looking for the recipe.
Tried a dash of having lots a cash used to dance/Tried a cup of protest, got a pro-black man
Tried Two table spoons of business suits & weaves/but the freedom you desired wasn't the American Dream
You learned that when LOVE is no longer being served/then you gotta get up from the table and know your worth.
Bring your dollars with you/America steady taking shots at you/Yet you ain't never in the picture. 
you march and protest/many men meet their deaths/many laws are changed and gays use it to progress
the Jews and native americans get reparations/every letter in the alphabet gets better situations but… U

Chorus:
Ain’t it time for you to move on, move on/ain’t it time for you to finally watch out for…U
cuz we all know when the getting ain’t good no more/and the getting ain’t been good for only…U
For a long time you cried and we cried, but the only ones dying is…U
In your insides you know the truth.In here its just better for every/letter in the alphabet but…U

Our first record was a quarter of a century ago/All of the subject matter could a been written like a day ago
Absolutely no progress on a national level/Maybe I'm being dramatic, making a boulder out of a pebble. 
But maybe I'm not. Take away our black prez and see what we got/Worse off than first off. Racists we knew how'd come at us cuz
they're jerk offs/Like kids with no desks we ain't got nothing to work off/(repeat)
They done said all, we done heard all/The white supremacist sure got balls. They’re just curve balls
Now we fight like Tyson - with secrets in our bird calls/Hindsights 20/20 yet I look back and see blurred laws.
And what deserves pause. Is to think that some of us still thinking/we'll reverse it all. Through an alter call. 
Or through throwing rocks at tanks - laying inside a mall/We need to pray with our legs, c'mon dog let's walk it off! 

Chorus:
Ain’t it time for you to move on, move on/ain’t it time for you to finally watch out for…U
cuz we all know when the getting ain’t good no more/and the getting ain’t been good for only…U
For a long time you cried and we cried, but the only ones dying is…U
In your insides you know the truth. In here its just better for every/letter in the alphabet but…U

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRST….U

Talking: Imagine all the letters in the alphabet being all the other various/nationalities in America
You’re not an immigrant, you’re in a unique situation/Look at all the laws that was passed to make
things equal for you/But that racism runs deep, so now those/same laws help every other person but…U

Chorus:
Ain’t it time for you to move on, move on/ain’t it time for you to finally watch out for…U
cuz we all know when the getting ain’t good no more/and the getting ain’t been good for only…U
For a long time you cried and we cried, but the only ones dying is…U
In your insides you know the truth. In here its just better for every/letter in the alphabet but…U


Open

(speech)

Singing Chorus:
Every Satellite up here is watching/but I was here from the very start trying to find a way to your heart
my world seems open

My whole world is wide open open/and I am no longer hoping and I am no longer coping
I am surrendered and finally entered his blood thats flowing/I’m like a man on his death bed not afraid of going
I’m not afraid of the unknown and i ain’t stressed with knowing/I’m not afraid of people no more and I’m not afraid if you don’t see
me as equal no more/because of my flaws its because of these flaws I’m releasing it all

Singing Chorus:
I was here from the very start trying to find a way to your heart/my world seems open

Im getting my happy ending without porn/not the norm choosing to love I’m all about looking above
all of these butts and breast and such/what i got is a wife she’s mine she’s fine now play this at the strip club
its crack cook it up rock it, loud this topic/I’m proud of it it’s opposite of what were used to I’m an optimist
i love the people I’m a populist/ima prince Minneapolis/a perverted dude thats turned activist
my happiness is miraculous

Singing Chorus:
I was here from the very start trying to find a way to your heart/my world seems open

my eyes ears heart open/i wanna dedicate my death to God thank you for killing me

Now I ball for real/i cry and I feel/like criminals i steal little moments in life
i cherish them cuz they’re nice I’m open as a field/lets build y’all
on a natural high were gonna do it all/were up in the stars lets do a free fall
and fall to the Earth like a meteor/in Russia its such a rush/I’m like Busta woo haa
I’m like Usher (yeah) and Im gold like mustard/i get the rap game flustered
they don’t know what to do with a dude that exudes confidence/without arrogance
they ignore my tunes but the fans still love us/were on the charts again
damn that Arrested Development/you haters hate we laughing again
like a dog at the water bowl lapping it in/put a stop to them views like a crack in the lens
we only used to be on back spin/we was always considered legendary/lets show em how a legend never ends

Singing Chorus:
I was here from the very start trying to find a way to your heart/my world seems open/my eyes ears heart open

Right now I’m in a vespa with a side car/I’m open we rolling monkeys try to swing on my high bar
drinks in the pent house a high bar/when were five deep were five star/with 100% of any pie chart
Arrested Development high art/I am more than opened up/high up coconut
climp up and open up/I’m the new mc you gotta get used to/try to find my signal blue tooth
try to find this old group thats new too/old enough to raise hell and you too/cold enough to be as big as U2
old school what you know about FUBU/more choices sorta like Hulu/Zulu when I’m bringing on the voodoo
it ain’t really voodoo I’m surrendered to/GOD mercy me my oh my brother speech/new stuff AD

Singing Chorus:
Every Satellite up here is watching