Back On The Block

Quincy Jones1989年1月1日

歌詞

Back On the Block - Quincy Jones

Back

 

Back on the block

 

Back

 

Back on the block

 

Back on the block so we can rock

With the soul rhythm blues be bop and hip hop

Back on the block

 

Back on the block

 

Ice-T let me kick my credentials

 

A young player bred in South Central

L A home of the body bag

You wanna die wear the wrong color rag

I used to walk in stores and yell "Lay down"

You flinch an inch AK spray down

But I was lucky 'cause I never caught the hard time

I was blessed with the skill to bust a d**e rhyme

All my homies died or caught the penzo

Lost their diamonds cops towed their Benzos

Livin' that life that we thought was it

 

Fast lanin' but the car flipped

I'm not gonna lie to ya 'cause I don't lie

I just kick thick game some people say why

'Cause I'm back on the block I got my life back

So I school the fools about the fast track

I get static from the style of my technique

Profanity the blatant way in which I speak

But the Dude knows the streets ain't no kiddie game

You don't know the Dude Quincy's his first name

He told me Ice keep doin' what you're doin' man

Don't give a damn if the squares don't understand

You let 'em tell you what to say and what to write

Your whole career'll be over by tomorrow night

Rap from your heart and your heart's with the street

Rap on my record man Kimiko send Ice the beat

The Dude is def no doubt what can I say

The man can roll with Ice-T or Michael J

Back

 

Back on the block

 

Back

 

Back on the block

 

Back on the block so we can rock

With the soul rhythm blues be bop and hip hop

Back on the block

 

Back on the block

 

I'm back on the block on the screen

I'm on the wax I'm on the stage I'm on the scene

I'm on the case just like an attorney

 

The Dude took me on a magic journey

To dance in France alone in Rome

On the farmlands of Nebraska the cold of Alaska

The heat of the motherland to be with my brother man

On top of a snowcapped mountain I'm scoutin'

What another man saw in a race of people

To see him give his life for the price of equal

The highest wisdoms the richest kingdoms

The song of songs we heard David sing them

He showed me me when I was young and hung out

He showed me makin' love even showed me strung out

He showed me poppin' nines standin' on a rock

But tears came to my eyes when he showed me my block

 

Ba-ba-back on the

Ba-back on

Ba-ba-back on the block

 

Ba-ba-back on

Ba-ba-back on the block

Stokie's just Stokie mama

 

Stokie's Stokie

 

And one by one each woman he kiss

He kiss her and she gon' fall in love

Stokie's just Stokie you know

 

Stokie's Stokie

 

Till someone shows that they care enough

 

Ain't nothin' gonna bother Stokie much

Some say they can't take it no more

Comin' here comin' here startin' stuff

But Dude is back on duty fo' sho'

 

Back on the block to stay

They say he ain't gonna be with it

Comin' back comin' back to the street

But Dude he know you'll never forget it

Back on the block to stay

 

Back up and give the brother room

To let poetry bloom to whom it may concern or consume

As I reminisce before this the bliss that exist

But now we brought about a twist

'Cause I remember of my people bleedin'

Put through slavery and killed for bravery

We shoulda got our freedom much sooner

You never seen a Blackman on the honeymooners

But now somehow we've learned to earn to grow to show

The elevation of a people built is so

Jesse Jackson Miss America a black one

No more livin' for just a small fraction

I was once told by the Dude that knowledge is a food

To nourish so to conclude

This from an Asiatic descendant Big Daddy is shocked

Yo Q we back on the block

Back

 

Back on the block

 

Back

 

Back on the block

 

Back on the block so we can rock

With the soul rhythm blues be bop and hip hop

Back on the block

 

Back on the block

 

An everlasting omnipresence is my present

State of being seeing the unpleasant

Sight of righteous souls live like peasants

The mind stunts growth in adolescence

My insight enables me to enlight

The weakest of minds and I put 'em in flight

As I transcend a-scend or de-scend

Re-create re-incarnate and re-send

The powerful spirits of our ancestors

For those that don't know how God blessed us

Because man messed up the media dressed up

Lies perpetrated as truth and it left us

Confused but I've seen it all before

From Babylon to the Third World War

I'm more than a man I'm more like an entity

Back on the block and this time my identity is the Dude

 

Ba-ba-back on the

Ba-back on

Ba-ba-back on the block

 

Ba-ba-back on

Ba-ba-back on the block

Stoki ke Stoki mai-bo

 

Stoki Stoki

Wam babma wam bamb'u mandisa

 

Wahm bamba wahm bamboo mandisa

Stoki ke Stoki mai-bo

Stoki Stoki

 

Wam babma wam bamb'u mandisa

Wahm bamba wahm bamboo mandisa

M'yeke yeke yeke wena

 

Kha'mye kha'myeke wena

Yo khala khala khala u mama

Yo khal'u mama khe

M'yeke yeke yeke wena

 

Kha'mye kha'myeke wena

Yo khala kha 'yok 'shaya u baba

 

Yok shaya u baba khe

 

Back on the block

Ba-ba-back on the

Ba-ba-back on the block

 

Ba-ba-back on

 

Ba-ba-back on the block

Ba-ba-back on the block

 

Ba-ba-back on

 

Now I would I would contend that ah

 

The rappers rap is here to stay

 

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