Listen to Memories Live (explicit) song with lyrics from Talib Kweli

Memories Live (explicit)

Talib Kweli, Hi-Tek1 Jan 2002

Memories Live (explicit) Lyrics

Memories Live (explicit) - Talib Kweli/Hi-Tek

Yo you know what we got to do man

We need to get a whole CD


Get a collection of all the music

And everything we've ever done


(Bringing back sweet memories)


(Bringing back sweet memories)


(Bringing back sweet memories)


(Sweet memories)

Life living in Flat bush and going to house parties

Red lights bumping life is what you make it

Then sorry


In my lifetime ain't done too many things

Better than watching your first son

Put his sentences together

Yo it kinda make me think of way back when

I was the portrait of the artist as a young man

All them teenage dreams of rapping writing rhymes on napkins


Was really visualization

Making this sh*t actually happen

It's like something come through me

That truly just consume me

Speaking through

The voices of the spirits speaking to me

I think back in the day

I absorbed everything like a sponge

Took a plunge into my past to share with my son

(Sweet memories)


(Bringing back sweet memories)


(Bringing back sweet memories)

(Sweet memories)

Like thoughts out the back of

My mind going back in some time

Like when you used to cut

And had to go to the back of the line

Look back and you find tracks

That make you relax and recline

Now cats rap about packing a nine when they lacking divine


Inspiration running out of topics of conversation

Well I drop it in the pocket because rock is my occupation

I do it remarkably

Spark up a leaf and possibly you could follow me

Tap into your chi

Utilize your spiritual faculty a

Ccurately use your memory

To help you see clearly then get back to me

Actually nothing's new under the sun

So when life be stressing me my remedy is

(Bringing back sweet memories)

Like the faces that are woven in

The fabric of my consciousness

From cities where making 21's a big accomplishment


Like when my people understood their prominence

And my past life visions of the continent


Like the first time I saw KRS live rockin' it

I heard Resurrection by Common Sense

Dominant in my psyche

I chose my direction like Spike Lee

To speak my life through mics and I never take it lightly

It might be something you did to

Bring you down when you were high

But that karma's a b**ch you steady asking God why

Like when my parents first split up yo I was illin'

Seems like some years

They was together for the sake of the children

And I love them for that I don't know if they saw that

So I'ma say it and convey it when the world play it

I'ma say it and convey it when the world play it

I'ma say it and convey it when the world play it


(Bringing back sweet memories sweet memories)


(Bringing back sweet memories)


(Bringing back)

Like black is beautiful names from the seventies


Let me tap into your energy

Fields of dreams become my property

When I reach my destiny

Like a prophecy especially when I 'm

(Bringing back sweet memories)

I got deep into my mind see I got a treasury

That float through my head like a sweet melody

What you telling me

Reflection is a collection of memories

Definitely this is how hip hop was meant to be


Eventually I knew I'd run into Hi-Teknology

It was only a matter of time like centuries

Check the recipe or technique to

How it sound so sweet

I freak with word power my man speak with beats

If I could make it in New York

I figured anywhere I'd make it

Came to Cincinnati linked with Mood and we did Sacred

Hi-Tek beats became my favorite

Hussle on the Side was the cut

We started to put songs together like what

Traveled the world

Came back to the crib and hit the motherland

Yeah this year we put in work and got some other plans

In fact that's where I'll take the fam

When the Reflection joint is done

By the time you hear this

I'll be basking in African sun like wow



Yes we made it we here