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Say Peace

Common, Black Thought28 Oct 2020

Say Peace Lyrics

Song: Say Peace

Artist: Common, Black Thought

Lyrics: Winston Riley, Super Cat, Black Thought, Rexton Gordon, Paris Jones, Common, Lloyd Woodrowe James, Karriem Riggins, Isaiah Sharkey, Drew Anthony Gavin, Burniss Earl Travis II & Andre Smith

Composed: Karriem Riggins

 

Hey-hey, hey-hey-hey-hey

 

Say peace, we don't really want no trouble

Tell me, is you down with the struggle?

All they really wanna do is cuff you

They don't love you (No)

Say peace, we don't really want no trouble

Tell me, is you down with the struggle?

All they really wanna do is cuff you

They don't love you (No)

 

Starin' into the darkness like Marcus

Garvey, I'm an artist, respect to the goddess

Some say I'm too modest bеcause I'm the hardest

On this path to progrеss, there's been carnage

Regardless, this is a harvest for the world to harness

Elder's dreams, creator's promise

Bein' free is like payin' homage

I've been on that peace, black Dalai Lama

My college was between Stony and Cottage

The knowledge, I got it because niggas was 'bout it

Knew I had to pull it, the bullet or the ballot

It's like the parable of the story of the talents

Want my people to get paper, with no margin

Turnin' ghettos to gardens like Ron Finley

Through stages of life, the world's my Wembley

I emcee, from the point of entry

Of peace, some find it all through their paper routin'

And some find their peace, their peace through praise and shoutin'

And some find their peace through pullin' the shades like Malcolm

I found my peace, my peace makin' these albums, peace

 

Say peace, we don't really want no trouble

Tell me, is you down with the struggle?

All they really wanna do is cuff you

They don't love you (No)

Say peace, we don't really want no trouble

Tell me, is you down with the struggle?

All they really wanna do is cuff you

They don't love you (No)

 

In dystopian ground zero from xenophobia

They love to trope me and misquote me, they even wrote me

Out of all accounts other than shoulderin' small amounts

'Til I called them out, I'm what this story is all about

My arrival wasn't willingly, nah, but that's chillingly

The truth, now I fear for shots from cops killin' me

They on the hunt for the blood, and we the auxiliary

The Black power and love, I'm all the above

We'll find peace in the culture I'm responsible to save

And every piece of the puzzle, every article, the page

I'm at peace in the struggle, I'm awake and not afraid

While I'm channelin' my energy from particle to wave

The peace, like Mandela seated on Robben Island

Wise like a prophet arrivin' from the highlands

Look, I'm not here for any kind of problem

Keep me out of your gossip column

Thank you, I'm calm and tranquil at the time and place too

I shine, word to God, I'm divine, and graceful

The grind could break you, if you concentrate

You could find your faith, where the higher conscious takes you

That's peace

 

Say peace, we don't really want no trouble

Tell me, is you down with the struggle?

All they really wanna do is cuff you

They don't love you (No)

Say peace, we don't really want no trouble

Tell me, is you down with the struggle?

All they really wanna do is cuff you

They don't love you (No)

 

Say we done lost

We say we dey pon the right path

Big life only

Liberty, freedom

You hear me?

Tell me what they fightin' for?

 

Hey-hey, hey-hey-hey-hey

 

***Lyrics are from third-parties***

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