Black Eyed Peas2018年3月23日

STREET LIVIN' (街頭生活) - The Black Eyed Peas (黑眼豆豆)

Written Alverez

Streets streets


Livin' in the streets


Street livin' caught in a trap


Guns or books sell crack or rap


Be like kings or be like pawns


They called us coons now they call us cons


Street niggas be packing pistols


Terrorists be blasting missles


Crips and Bloods and retail thugs


CIA planes bring Colombian drugs


Don't push me 'cause I'm close to hell

The teachers in my neighborhood can hardly spell

And compare to them prison guards get payed well

Ten years no bail is 4 years at Yale

So forget about the statue of General Lee

Because the status of blacks are generally


Gonna end up in some penitentiary


Systematically that's how they made it to be


Listen they derailed the soul train

And put a nightmare into every Martin Luther King

And privatized prisons are owned by the same

Slave masters that owned the slave trade game


And racists no longer have to be racist

'Cause niggas kill more niggas than the KKK did


Now every time I hear a new def jam

Niggas killing niggas like they Ku Klux Klan


I understand what's a ni**a to choose

Be the killer or be the dead dude in the news


I get it what's a ni**a to do

No education in the hood got a ni**a confused


Street livin' tough conditions


Brainwashed by the television


We lost in the war we live in


Double cross love lost no religion


Street livin' oh my gosh


Another brother got shot by the searg'

Another cop got off with no charge

If you black in the hood you at large


You're guilty until we prove you're innocent

If you're ivory they treat you different


If you're ebony they assume you're temperament

Well be vigilant and they call you militant

You'll get shot and they'll say the incident

Is 'cause you're beligerent

What a coincidence


Born and bred but you're still an immigrant

If you ain't dead you can see imprisonment


There's more niggas in the prisons than there ever slaves cotton picking


There's more niggas that's rotting in the prisons

Than there ever slaves cotton picking


So how we gon' get out the trap


Guns or books sell crack or rap


Street livin' hustle or hoops


Guns or books get shot or shoot


Street livin' ain't no rules


Break the law make the breakin' news

The life you choose could be the life you lose

Niggas getting stuck for the Nike shoes


Street livin' ain't no joke

It's a cold world better bring your coat


Revoke 'cause the streets are broke

And now they wanna take away our dreams and hopes


Street livin' no economics


No way out of the Reaganomics


Infected by the black plague new bubonic


No comprende we speak ebonics


Street livin' what's your position

You can take action or take a dick

Listen you can get f**ked by the system


Or you can say f**k the system