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  • Common – Home (feat. Bilal) (Black America Again Album)

    [Intro: Minister Louis Farrakhan (sample)]
    A man who’s genius and freedoms and —
    Ability to communicate and —
    To talk, and to touch chords —
    A man who has the ability and the audacity
    And the — of God to stand up, to stand up

    [Verse 1]
    Heard the sound of the trumpets, the voice from the throne
    Seen the twenty-four elders and I knew I was home
    I was told to write songs for the people
    Take the original Hebrews on an Exodus of Black Excellence
    Tell them to invest in us and make testaments about each other
    Or how we sisters and brothers
    Cover the land in corners of poems and stone
    Go hard with it, let em know you God with it
    Even though I authored it, let no one margin it
    And make it all about paper or first weeks sales
    Though this is from Heaven give ’em verses from Hell
    Those that fell off the path, bring them back to the Mass
    The staff can be your microphone
    Your name is Common
    You was born to fight the norm
    Take house niggas outta darkness till they lights is on
    I’mma put a hyphen on your name
    Rapper-actor-activist
    You the one that can reach into the black abyss
    Stars this asterix, show em what a classic is
    Freedom riders need passengers
    And your lyrics use scriptures and passages
    To make them rise like Lazarus
    And resurrected again, they’ll put disrespect on your name and respect it again
    Every section you in, bless em and keep bussin’
    If they don’t like it, shake the dust and say ‘fuck em’
    Until you get home, I’m the one you trust in

    [Interlude]
    I’m happy to be in any place
    Where God’s name is remembered

    [Hook: Bilal]
    Soon I will be gone with the trouble of this world
    Trouble of this world, trouble of this world
    Soon I will be gone with the trouble of this world
    Going home to live
    Going home to live
    Going home to live

    [Verse 2]
    Go into the wilderness like Mussa on a pilgrimage
    Streets are villages, speak with diligence
    And authority to fake god of pharisees and sadducees
    Give them that Gardley free from the Black Odyssey
    Yo pardon me, you the God bodily
    Functioning on earth as a part of me
    That’s why I gave you artistry
    Go into the hoods with the shooters and the strippers
    Forget the New World Order, New Jerusalem is with us
    Tell sisters they earths and goddesses
    If they got bottom, don’t get caught in a bottomless
    Pit, there’s a lot of us fit for the kingdom is near
    You can tell by the wars and how the seasons appear
    You’ll appear in circles in Hollywood, I birthed you
    And Chicago, you know how to parlay good
    You’ll get Oscars, Emmys, and Grammys
    Give those to your family, don’t get caught up in the vanity
    Or the world’s insanity

    [Hook: Bilal]
    Soon I will be gone with the trouble of this world
    Trouble of this world, trouble of this world
    Soon I will be gone with the trouble of this world
    Going home to live
    Going home to live
    With God

    [Outro]
    To those of you who are unfamiliar with those words
    They mean, in English, ‘Peace, be unto you’


  • Common – Home (feat. Bilal) (Black America Again Album) letras

    [Intro: Minister Louis Farrakhan (sample)]
    A man who’s genius and freedoms and —
    Ability to communicate and —
    To talk, and to touch chords —
    A man who has the ability and the audacity
    And the — of God to stand up, to stand up

    [Verse 1]
    Heard the sound of the trumpets, the voice from the throne
    Seen the twenty-four elders and I knew I was home
    I was told to write songs for the people
    Take the original Hebrews on an Exodus of Black Excellence
    Tell them to invest in us and make testaments about each other
    Or how we sisters and brothers
    Cover the land in corners of poems and stone
    Go hard with it, let em know you God with it
    Even though I authored it, let no one margin it
    And make it all about paper or first weeks sales
    Though this is from Heaven give ’em verses from Hell
    Those that fell off the path, bring them back to the Mass
    The staff can be your microphone
    Your name is Common
    You was born to fight the norm
    Take house niggas outta darkness till they lights is on
    I’mma put a hyphen on your name
    Rapper-actor-activist
    You the one that can reach into the black abyss
    Stars this asterix, show em what a classic is
    Freedom riders need passengers
    And your lyrics use scriptures and passages
    To make them rise like Lazarus
    And resurrected again, they’ll put disrespect on your name and respect it again
    Every section you in, bless em and keep bussin’
    If they don’t like it, shake the dust and say ‘fuck em’
    Until you get home, I’m the one you trust in

    [Interlude]
    I’m happy to be in any place
    Where God’s name is remembered

    [Hook: Bilal]
    Soon I will be gone with the trouble of this world
    Trouble of this world, trouble of this world
    Soon I will be gone with the trouble of this world
    Going home to live
    Going home to live
    Going home to live

    [Verse 2]
    Go into the wilderness like Mussa on a pilgrimage
    Streets are villages, speak with diligence
    And authority to fake god of pharisees and sadducees
    Give them that Gardley free from the Black Odyssey
    Yo pardon me, you the God bodily
    Functioning on earth as a part of me
    That’s why I gave you artistry
    Go into the hoods with the shooters and the strippers
    Forget the New World Order, New Jerusalem is with us
    Tell sisters they earths and goddesses
    If they got bottom, don’t get caught in a bottomless
    Pit, there’s a lot of us fit for the kingdom is near
    You can tell by the wars and how the seasons appear
    You’ll appear in circles in Hollywood, I birthed you
    And Chicago, you know how to parlay good
    You’ll get Oscars, Emmys, and Grammys
    Give those to your family, don’t get caught up in the vanity
    Or the world’s insanity

    [Hook: Bilal]
    Soon I will be gone with the trouble of this world
    Trouble of this world, trouble of this world
    Soon I will be gone with the trouble of this world
    Going home to live
    Going home to live
    With God

    [Outro]
    To those of you who are unfamiliar with those words
    They mean, in English, ‘Peace, be unto you’


  • Common – Home lyrics

    [Intro: Minister Louis Farrakhan (sample)]
    A man who’s genius and freedoms and —
    Ability to communicate and —
    To talk, and to touch chords —
    A man who has the ability and the audacity
    And the — of God to stand up, to stand up

    [Verse 1]
    Heard the sound of the trumpets, the voice from the throne
    Seen the twenty-four elders and I knew I was home
    I was told to write songs for the people
    Take the original Hebrews on an Exodus of Black Excellence
    Tell them to invest in us and make testaments about each other
    Or how we sisters and brothers
    Cover the land in corners of poems and stone
    Go hard with it, let em know you God with it
    Even though I authored it, let no one margin it
    And make it all about paper or first weeks sales
    Though this is from Heaven give ’em verses from Hell
    Those that fell off the path, bring them back to the Mass
    The staff can be your microphone
    Your name is Common
    You was born to fight the norm
    Take house niggas outta darkness till they lights is on
    I’mma put a hyphen on your name
    Rapper-actor-activist
    You the one that can reach into the black abyss
    Stars this asterix, show em what a classic is
    Freedom riders need passengers
    And your lyrics use scriptures and passages
    To make them rise like Lazarus
    And resurrected again, they’ll put disrespect on your name and respect it again
    Every section you in, bless em and keep bussin’
    If they don’t like it, shake the dust and say ‘fuck em’
    Until you get home, I’m the one you trust in

    [Interlude]
    I’m happy to be in any place
    Where God’s name is remembered

    [Hook: Bilal]
    Soon I will be gone with the trouble of this world
    Trouble of this world, trouble of this world
    Soon I will be gone with the trouble of this world
    Going home to live
    Going home to live
    Going home to live

    [Verse 2]
    Go into the wilderness like Mussa on a pilgrimage
    Streets are villages, speak with diligence
    And authority to fake god of pharisees and sadducees
    Give them that Gardley free from the Black Odyssey
    Yo pardon me, you the God bodily
    Functioning on earth as a part of me
    That’s why I gave you artistry
    Go into the hoods with the shooters and the strippers
    Forget the New World Order, New Jerusalem is with us
    Tell sisters they earths and goddesses
    If they got bottom, don’t get caught in a bottomless
    Pit, there’s a lot of us fit for the kingdom is near
    You can tell by the wars and how the seasons appear
    You’ll appear in circles in Hollywood, I birthed you
    And Chicago, you know how to parlay good
    You’ll get Oscars, Emmys, and Grammys
    Give those to your family, don’t get caught up in the vanity
    Or the world’s insanity

    [Hook: Bilal]
    Soon I will be gone with the trouble of this world
    Trouble of this world, trouble of this world
    Soon I will be gone with the trouble of this world
    Going home to live
    Going home to live
    With God

    [Outro]
    To those of you who are unfamiliar with those words
    They mean, in English, ‘Peace, be unto you’


  • Chance the Rapper – How Great (feat. Jay Electronica) letras

    [Intro: My cousin Nicole]
    How great is our God
    Sing with me, how great is our God
    All will see how great is our God
    How great is our God
    Sing with me, how great is our God
    All will see, how great, how great, is our God
    Name above all names
    Worthy of all praise
    And my heart will sing how great is our God
    Name above all names
    Worthy of all praise
    And my heart will sing how great is our God
    How great is our God
    Sing with me, how great is our God
    All will see how great is our God
    How great, is our God
    Sing with me, how great is our God
    All will see, how great, how great, how great, how great, how great, how great, is our God

    [Intro Skit]
    The first, is that God is better than the world’s best thing
    God is better than the best thing that the world has to offer
    [Verse 1: Chance The Rapper]
    Magnify, magnify, lift it on high
    Spit it Spotify to qualify a spot on His side
    I cannot modify or ratify, my momma made me apple pies
    Lullabies and alibis
    The book don’t end with Malachi
    Devil will win employee of the month by the dozen
    ‘Til one score and three years from the third when he doesn’t
    My village raised ’em a child, come through the crib and it’s bustin’
    You meet anyone from my city, they gon’ say that we cousins
    Shabach barak, edify
    Electrify the enemy like Hedwig till he petrified
    Any petty Peter Petigrew could get the pesticide
    79th, 79th, I don’t believe in science
    I believe in signs
    Don’t believe in signing, I seen dollar signs
    Color white collar crime
    Good God, the gift of freedom
    Hosanna Santa invoked and woke up slaves from Southampton to Chatham Manor
    My dream girl’s behind me, feel like I’m James Early
    The type of worship make Jesus come back a day early
    With the faith of a pumpkin-seed-sized mustard seed
    Hear, for I will speak noble things as entrusted me
    Only righteous, I might just shrug at the skullduggery
    I couldn’t stand to see another rapper lose custody
    Exalt, Exalt, glorify
    Descend upon the earth with swords and fortify the borders where your shorties lie
    I used to hide from God
    Ducked down in the slums like "shhh"

    [Verse 2: Jay Electronica]
    I was lost in the jungle like Simba after the death of Mufasa
    No hog, no meerkat, hakuna matata by day
    But I spent my night time fighting tears back
    I prayed and prayed and left messages but never got no hear back, or so it seemed
    A mustard seed was all I needed to sow a dream
    I build the ark to gently, gently, row my boat down Noah’s stream
    Sometimes the path I took to reach my petty goals was so extreme
    I was so far down in the mud couldn’t even let my light shine
    But you was always there when I needed to phone a friend or use a life line
    From a lofty height we wage war
    On the poltergeist with the exalted Christ
    Spark the dark with the pulse of light
    Strike a corpse with a pulse of life
    I spit on the Tidal it’s tidal waves
    I spit on the Apple and kill a worm
    A fire in Cali will swallow a valley for every African village burned
    Jay Elect would’ve never made it
    O’ son of man, O’ son of man
    Who was the angel in Revelations with a foot on water and a foot on land?
    Who was the angel that rode a Harley from the project to the house of Parliament
    And opened the book in the Devil’s chamber and put the true name of the Lord in it?
    Old Jerusalem, New Jerusalem
    Comes like this beast with a ball of fire
    They poisoned the scriptures and gave us the pictures of false messiahs
    It was all a lie
    Mystery babylon, tumbling down
    Satan’s establishment crumbling down
    This is the year that I come for the crown
    Bury my enemies under the ground