Ivan Kukolj Kuki – Ne Daju Mi Da Te Volim (Live)

Nocas placem kao kisa
kao malo dete
sta sam kome ucinio
da se meni svete
[Ref.] x2
Ne daju mi da te volim
da ti stope ljubim
a sta ce mi ovaj zivot
ako te izgubim
Nocas trazim samo tebe
pricam sam sa sobom
sta sam kome ucinio
da ne budem s tobom
[Ref.] x2
Ne daju mi da te volim
da ti stope ljubim
a sta ce mi ovaj zivot
ako te izgubim
Nocas kunem sve dusmane
bolom svoje duse
sta sam kome ucinio
da mi snove ruse
[Ref.] x2
Ne daju mi da te volim
da ti stope ljubim
a sta ce mi ovaj zivot
ako te izgubim

Vasilis Karras – Θα Το Κανω Το Εγκλημα

Απ’ τη μια η αγάπη,
κι απ’ την άλλη το πάθος,
θα το κάνω το λάθος και έχω αρχίσει ν’ ανησυχώ,
Πως το σκέφτομαι απόψε,
τι θα γίνει αν σε χάσω,
πως θα το ξεπεράσω δε θ’ αντέξω θα τρελαθώ,
Θα το κάνω το έγκλημα,
αν σκεφτείς να μ’ αφήσεις,
θα το κάνω το έγκλημα,
θα το πουν στις ειδήσεις,
Θα το κάνω το έγκλημα,
στην οργή μου επάνω,
θα το κάνω το έγκλημα,
και μετά θα πεθάνω,
Οι υποψίες μου βγήκαν,
ότι κάτι συμβαίνει,
κάτι μέσα μου λέει ότι πια δε μ’ αγαπάς,
Αν σκεφτείς να μου φύγεις,
τίποτα άλλο δε μένει,
κάποια τρέλα θα κάνω να το ξέρεις μην το ξεχνάς,
Θα το κάνω το έγκλημα,
αν σκεφτείς να μ’ αφήσεις,
θα το κάνω το έγκλημα,
θα το πουν στις ειδήσεις,
Θα το κάνω το έγκλημα,
στην οργή μου επάνω,
θα το κάνω το έγκλημα,
και μετά θα πεθάνω,
Θα το κάνω το έγκλημα,
αν σκεφτείς να μ’ αφήσεις,
θα το κάνω το έγκλημα,
θα το πουν στις ειδήσεις,
Θα το κάνω το έγκλημα,
στην οργή μου επάνω,
θα το κάνω το έγκλημα,
και μετά θα πεθάνω. ΒΑΣΙΛΗΣ ΚΑΡΡΑΣ ΘΑ ΤΟ ΚΑΝΩ ΤΟ ΕΓΚΛΗΜΑ

AMADEUS BAND – Nije Svejedno (Live)

Gradom kruze price da me varas
Nekog tamo imas ti,a ja im kazem
na istoj adresi zivecemo ljubavi. Gradom kruze price da me varas,nekog
tamo imas ti,a ja im kazem na istoj adresi
Zivecemo Ljubavi. Nije svejedno,kad ti ljubav kradu
Kad nekog volis u dalekom gradu
Ja te jos sanjam u Beogradu. Sa kim se budis i sa kime spavas. Ja cu ti doci kad se ne nadas. Ti i ja u istom gradu rodjeni
Pod istom zvezdom,los znak. Ja cu ti doci kad se ne nadas. Sa kim se budis i sa kime spavas. Nije svejedno,pazi koga sanjas. Ja te jos sanjam u Beogradu. Sa kim se budis i sa kime spavas. Nije svejedno,pazi koga sanjas. Nije svejedno,pazi koga sanjas. Opet sam sanjao da rusimo
to nase gnezdo. Ja cu ti doci kad se ne nadas. Nije svejedno,kad ti ljubav kradu
Kad nekog volis u dalekom gradu
Ja te jos sanjam u Beogradu. Ti u jednom gradu,ja u drugom,sam,
I noci bele,los znak,jer pada mrak,a
kilometri me od tebe dele.

AMADEUS BAND – Znam (Live)

[Refren] x2
Znam lako mi je znam
da ti osmeh dam
da opsujem pred svima
da smirim te pa da krivim te
ja probudim te noću pijan
Znam lako mi je znam
i svaki drugi dan
s nekom da te izdam
ja mogu sve al da volim te
ej to nikad neću da ti priznam
ja mogu sve al da volim te
ej to nikad neću da ti priznam Zašto tako brzo živim
ni Bog dragi srecom ne zna. Svako jutro pored tebe
budim se u sobi sreće
ti si čuvar mojih snova
šta mi je od tebe preče
A ja imam jedan čudan dar
kad je dobro ja pokvarim stvar
[Refren]
Znam lako mi je znam
da ti osmeh dam
da opsujem pred svima
da smirim te pa da krivim te
ja probudim te noću pijan
Znam lako mi je znam
i svaki drugi dan
s nekom da te izdam
ja mogu sve al da volim te
ej to nikad neću da ti priznam
Izlazim i noću lutam,
koža mi je ova tesna. Jer ja imam jedan čudan dan,
kad je dobro ja pokvarim stvar.

ALEKSANDRA MLADENOVIC – Nema Ljubavi Da Nije Bolela (On TvDmSat) (Live)

Hej u životu me
drži samo to
što smo zajedno
hej al me boli to
što voliš me
jednom nedeljno
[Refren]
Nema ljubavi da nije bolela
vidi vidi gde me je tvoja dovela
dugi su mi dani kratke su mi noći
bez tebe mi nema pomoći
dugi su mi dani kratke su mi noći
bez tebe mi nema pomoći
Hej s tobom mogu sve
srce boluje
kada nema te
hej al ne mogu to
da voli me
jednom nedeljno
[Refren]
Nema ljubavi da nije bolela
vidi vidi gde me je tvoja dovela
dugi su mi dani kratke su mi noći
bez tebe mi nema pomoći
dugi su mi dani kratke su mi noći
bez tebe mi nema pomoći
[Refren]
Nema ljubavi da nije bolela
vidi vidi gde me je tvoja dovela
dugi su mi dani kratke su mi noći
bez tebe mi nema pomoći
dugi su mi dani kratke su mi noći
bez tebe mi nema pomoći

All Saints – Under The Bridge (Album Version)

[Melanie]
Sometimes I feel like I don’t have a partner
Sometimes I feel like my only friend
Is the city I live in
The city of cities
Lonely as I am
Together we cry we cry we cry
I don’t ever wanna feel
(like I did that day)
Take me to the place I love
(Take me all the way)
I don’t ever wanna feel
(like I did that day)
Take me to the place I love
(Take me all the way)
[Natalie]
I drive on his streets
‘Cause he’s my companion
I walk through his hills
‘Cause he knows who I am
He sees my good deeds
And he kisses me windy
I never worry
Now that is a lie
I don’t ever wanna feel
(like I did that day)
Take me to the place I love
(Take me all the way)
I don’t ever wanna feel
(like we’re a crap band)
Take me to the place I love
(Take me all the way)
(One time two time three time four time)
Shaznay:
It’s hard to believe
There’s nobody out there
It’s hard to believe
That I’m all alone
At least I have his love
The city he loves me
Lonely as I am
Together we cry
I don’t ever wanna feel
(like I did that day)
Take me to the place I love
(Take me all the way)
I don’t ever wanna feel
(like I did that day)
Take me to the place I love
(Take me all the way)
I don’t ever wanna feel
(like I did that day)
Take me to the place I love
(Take me all the way)
I don’t ever wanna feel
(like I did that day)
Take me to the place I love
(Take me all the way)
All the way
All the way
All the way
All the way
All the way
All the way

Joey Bada$$ – King To A God (feat. Dessy Hinds)

Well, I’m with the heavy fumes (c’mon!)
You got goons, I got goons (yeah!)
Everybody got goons, question is: Do you got the Cojóns? The difference is one of them don’t compare themselves
I’m only here to make a name plus generational wealth (woo!)
No kiddin’, New York state of mind, I guess it was written
I’m out in Queens after I handle my business (uh huh!)
I’m too ambitious, and I been flippin’ physics
Way before I met critics
So whatchu saying to the dead or the livin’? Uh
Feelin’ like the realest motherfucker alive, uh
Kill a nigga ‘fore I let him push me aside
‘Cause, bitch, I’m tryna break even, even over the odds, nigga
Huh, but what’s a king to a God? [Verse 1: Joey Bada$$]
Hol’ up, uh, back on my bullshit, I’m packin’ a full clip
I’m triggered, bitch, get back ‘fore I pull it and let it rip, uh (woo!)
Hit you off from the hip-up, my Glock, it don’t hiccup
You better get a grip and don’t slip up (yeah!) (ah!)
Now put your hands where my eyes can see
Like it’s a stick up (yeah!)
Make one false move, you gettin’ lit up (brr!)
‘Cause I don’t give a fuck like Bishop (no!)
I’m crazy like a redneck in a pickup (c’mon!)
Shit get ugly like Chauncey Billups (word!)
Hol’ up, lemme fill up my cup with some fine wine
Your bitch wanna fuck, all I gotta do is find time
Said I just really want that Einstein (yeah!)
But fuck it, watch her throw it back
Like a Thursday on my timeline (woo!)
Swear I’m so out of my mind (word!)
The only one of my kind (c’mon!)
Between me and you is a fine-line
I sell rhymes like dimes and leave MFs doomed (doomed!)
Since my first tunes, I’ve been raisin’ hell from the tombs (tombs!)
Look, I’m gettin’ hotter every June (yeah!)
You say you with the smoke? You niggas coons that really need to stop the buffoonery
‘Fore I take it back on them start
Snatchin’ they jewelry (gimme that!)
You niggas talk tough but that shit don’t be foolin’ me (no!)
Fuck around and this verse gon’ be in your eulogy
This the type the of shit I do usually (ha!)
I move indubitably
And put these words together so beautifully (c’mon!)
While I beat the beat up so brutally (uh huh!)
Like cops in my community abusin’ diplomatic immunity (psh!)
Said I’m soon to be the greatest in your top five (yeah!)
‘Cause when I drop watch the rest drop just like flies (yeah!)
They be shook when a nigga like me on the rise (yeah!)
‘Cause I ain’t afraid to look a lyin’ king up in his eyes, nigga, what‽

[Chorus: Joey Bada$$]
But what’s a king to a God? (Loop?)
A hundred plus miles, I’m turnin’ frowns upside down
Usin’ every tool to close these tombs
Like King Tut right now (uh huh!)
I’m cuttin’ ties, then cufflinks might bounce (uh huh!)
Until the ground, feel the urgency to bury me
Or worry my spouse (woo!)
All this sleepin’ I’m wide aroused
I’m right around fine chinas in Chinatown
Fine dinin’ with lighter sounds
That’s for the spliff, nobody make a sound
I came to wipe these babies down
With nothin’ less than Egyptian cotton for towels (woo!)
That’s for cotton pickin’ no doubt (doubt!)
This lil’ nigga just turned big nigga, you now
Are tuned in to the era where we better than who’s around
Fuck cheddar give up the pounds (uh huh!)
I told y’all niggas once and only now (right!)
I think I’m going psycho for the sound
Only psychos I see around
Go ’round and ’round like a new carousel (ah ha!)
What’s a king to a God? Feelin’ like the realest motherfucker alive, uh
Kill a nigga ‘fore I let him push me aside
‘Cause, bitch, I’m tryna break even, even over the odds, nigga
Yeah, but what’s a king to a God? Feelin’ like the realest motherfucker alive, uh
Kill a nigga ‘fore I let him push me aside
‘Cause, bitch, I’m tryna break even, even over the odds, nigga Let that shit breathe, hol’ up, let that shit breathe, ha ha! Uh
Feelin’ like the realest motherfucker alive, uh
Kill a nigga ‘fore I let him push me aside
‘Cause, bitch, I’m tryna break even, even over the odds, nigga
[Bridge: Joey Bada$$]
Ha ha! Feelin’ like the realest motherfucker alive, uh
Kill a nigga ‘fore I let him push me aside
‘Cause, bitch, I’m tryna break even, even over the odds, nigga
[Outro: Joey Bada$$]
What’s a king to a God? Yeah, ill-minded child, let’s get ’em
[Verse 2: Dessy Hinds]
How many pieces, I’m eatin’ forbidden fresh fruit (mm!)
16 pieces, the sweetest, I feast on flesh too (c’mon!)
Verses bulletproof on the chessboard, pick your best move (c’mon!)
I already made mine, where’s the next loop? God Body, yeah (ha ha!)

[Chorus: Dessy Hinds]
But what’s a king to a God?

Rudimental – These Days (feat. Jess Glynne, Macklemore & Dan Caplen)

[Intro: Macklemore]
I know you moved onto someone new
Hope life is beautiful
You were the light for me to find my truth
I just wanna say, thank you
[Verse 1: Dan Caplen]
Leaving to find my soul
Told her I had to go
And I know it ain’t pretty
When our hearts get broke
Too young to feel this old
Watching us both turn cold
Oh, I know it ain’t pretty
When two hearts get broke
Yeah, I know it ain’t pretty
When two hearts get broke
[Chorus: Jess Glynne]
I hope someday
We’ll sit down together
And laugh with each other
About these days, these days
All our troubles
We’ll lay to rest
And we’ll wish we could come back to these days
These days
These days, these days
These days, these days

[Verse 2: Dan Caplen & Jess Glynne]
Three years of ups and downs
Nothing to show for it now
And I know it ain’t pretty when the fire burns out
Calling me when I’m drunk remind me of what I’ve done
And I know it ain’t pretty when you’re trying to move on, yeah
[Chorus: Jess Glynne & Dan Caplen]
I hope someday
We’ll sit down together
And laugh with each other
About these days, these days
All our troubles
We’ll lay to rest
And we’ll wish we could come back to these days, these days
[Post-Chorus: Jess Glynne & Dan Caplen]
Oh I know, I know
Oh I know, I know
Oh I know, I know
These days, these days
Oh I know, I know
Oh I know, I know
Oh I know, I know
To these days, these days

[Verse 3: Macklemore]
Cigarettes in the ash tray
Reminiscing on those past days
I thought you didn’t know my last name
But that changed
And I travelled around the world
Think where you living at now? I heard you moved to Austin
Got an apartment and settled down
And every once in a while
I start texting
Write a paragraph
But then I delete the message
Think ’bout you like a past time
I could cry you a river
Get you baptised or
I wasn’t ready to act right
Used to always think I’d get you back, right
They say that things fall apart
We were gonna move to Brooklyn
You were gonna study Art
Love is just a tool
To remind who we are
And that we are not alone
And we’re walking in the dark

[Chorus: Jess Glynne & Dan Caplen]
I hope someday
We’ll sit down together
And laugh with each other
About these days, these days
All our troubles
We’ll lay to rest
And we’ll wish we could come back to these days, these days
We’ll wish we could come back to these days, these days

Gunna – Almighty (feat. Hoodrich Pablo Juan)

[Chorus: Gunna]
Whippin’ that Masi, pay me for the party
I don’t wear Ed Hardy, got drip on my body
Ten thousand ones for these strippers in Follies
Codeine I sip while I’m smoking exotic
Working like Gotti, my crew almighty
No TGI Fridays, eat five-star, we dining
All of my bitches want VVS diamonds
Throw racks in the club and start changing the climate
[Verse 1: Gunna]
Oh, H ’round my waist, I’m back rocking Hermes
Givenchy Air Forces, they cost me a bag
I rock a show, give some racks to my man
I eat the cake too, brought my bitch to the sand
I geek up my whips and live life on the edge
Slime out of town so I’m sipping this red
I cannot cap, these racks getting to my head
Young Gunna rappin’, I really was trappin’
My wrist need a napkin, Rolex got me wet
Drip they gon’ jack it, Marc Jacobs my jacket
Them folks had to test me, shit cost me some bread
European stitching, love shopping in France
She want a vacation, my bitch need a tan
Fear of God pants match my Fear of God Vans
You niggas weren’t there when I needed a hand

[Chorus: Gunna]
Whippin’ that Masi, pay me for the party
I don’t wear Ed Hardy, got drip on my body
Ten thousand ones for these strippers in Follies
Codeine I sip while I’m smoking exotic
Working like Gotti, my crew almighty
No TGI Fridays, eat five-star, we dining
All of my bitches want VVS diamonds
Throw racks in the club and start changing the climate
[Verse 2: Hoodrich Pablo Juan]
I want the money, I don’t want no Tommy
My pockets stuffed, yeah I keep it on me
My whip a snow bunny, I love them blue hunnids
Brand new Masi and the the Bentley Armani
Bite that Lacoste, I jumped out the porch as a boss, yeah
Drinking Hi-Tech in the loft, raw
My bitch got a ass that’s soft
No, this ain’t no gas it’s cigar
I roll up backwood and gelato
I’m rocking Valentino with the red bottoms
Givenchy stars got me fucking a model
Poppin’ seals, we don’t drink bottles
Hustle hard about that almighty dollar
Try to play me, put that K to your collar
Snakes in the garden, my Gucci Mufasa
Pablo Juan bitch, I’m the plug like a charger

[Chorus: Gunna]
Whippin’ that Masi, pay me for the party
I don’t wear Ed Hardy, got drip on my body
Ten thousand ones for these strippers in Follies
Codeine I sip while I’m smoking exotic
Working like Gotti, my crew almighty
No TGI Fridays, eat five-star, we dining
All of my bitches want VVS diamonds
Throw racks in the club and start changing the climate

Alison Moyet – Solid Wood

Some days every word gets in our way
You don’t make sense of what I say
And every answer begs another question why
I didn’t want to
Maybe I could have changed the way it was
I could have made much more of us
And if I failed perhaps it wasn’t just because
I didn’t want to
Don’t take it as a sign
The stars were out of line
But heaven knows
Whoever I was then
She won’t be back again so let her go
But you I wouldn’t change
I wouldn’t change
I wouldn’t change you if I could
It’s understood
They got hardboard I got solid wood
Somehow if I am won’t to take my time
If I dig in where I should mine
It doesn’t build a case for your friends to decide
I didn’t want you
Don’t take it on yourself

Sheena Easton – What Comes Naturally (Album Version)

Let’s get together and do
What comes naturally
I’ve been holding back my love
For such a long time
Nobody’s come along that
I would want to call mine
My phone’s been ringing but
My heart, it just won’t answer
I can’t pretend cause
It’s love I’m after
(I’ve been looking)
I was not prepared for
What I saw in your eyes
I saw something I’ve been
Waiting for a long time
(Let’s get together)
We just met but I know
That you’re no stranger
I can tell that
My heart’s in danger
I’ve been looking for you
You’ve been looking for me
Let’s get together and
Do what comes naturally
There’s a time to be wild
There’s a time to be free
Let’s get together and
Do what comes naturally

I could play hard to get
But what good would that do me
You’d look into my eyes and
You would see right through me
This is a powerful feeling
That we’re feeling
I can’t deny
It’s my heart you’re stealing
(I’ve been looking)
I want to tell you now
That I am not afraid
I’ll let the walls come down
Tonight I’m feeling brave
(Let’s get together)
The risk is worth
Any chance that I’m taking
This could turn out to be
Love we’re making
I’ve been looking for you
You’ve been looking for me
Let’s get together and
Do what comes naturally
There’s a time to be wild
There’s a time to be free
Let’s get together and
Do what comes naturally

I’ve been looking for you
You’ve been looking for me
Let’s get together and
Do what comes naturally
There’s a time to be wild
There’s a time to be free
Let’s get together and
Do what comes naturally
Oh, oh, baby
Set your love free
Falling in love
Should come naturally
Get together and
Do what comes naturally
Get together and
Do what comes naturally
Crazy, crazy, it’s getting kind of wild
Is that a yes I’m seeing in your smile
I don’t know you, but I feel we’re connected
One look from you and baby I’m affected
I can tell that you’re reading my thoughts
But let me tell you now I’m not afraid of getting caught
The risk is worth any chance we’re takin’
‘Cause this could turn out to be love we’re makin’

I’ve been looking for you
You’ve been looking for me
Let’s get together and
Do what comes naturally
There’s a time to be wild
There’s a time to be free
Let’s get together and
Do what comes naturally
I’ve been looking for you
I’ve been looking for you
You’ve been looking for me
You’ve been looking for me
Baby, set your love free
Set your love free
Let’s get together and
Do what comes naturally
I’ve been looking for you
You’ve been looking for me
Let’s get together and
Do what comes naturally
There’s a time to be wild
There’s a time to be free
Let’s get together and
Do what comes naturally
I’ve been looking for you
You’ve been looking for me
Let’s get together and
Do what comes naturally
There’s a time to be wild
There’s a time to be free
Let’s get together and
Do what comes naturally

NF – No Name

I’m prolly not what you thought
I’m prolly not what you thought
I used to judge everybody that wasn’t like me ’til I learned it was wrong
Girl told me I should get it together and get out the dark
I’m tryna give her my heart
That’s when I sit in my car, writin’ for hours until I can barely talk
I mean, where do I start? I’m tryna paint a picture, get the vision, you ain’t hear it yet, woo! Last couple years, let’s recap
I make a livin’ off of writin’ out my regrets
I’m doin’ me, I don’t care where the scene’s at
Try to give me feedback, I don’t really need that
I used to walk on stage in a V-neck
I used to wear a lil’ tie with a black vest
I came a long way, why you lookin’ upset? Yeah
That is a question that I have been asking myself and it hurts
‘Cause it’s prolly something I should already know but I don’t know it yet, I’m tryna grow as a person, woo! No
I got my hands in everything, now they out here tryna get to me
Stop tryna lecture me
You don’t compare to my level of thinking, so why do you think you compare to my energy, huh? Yeah, I got people standing outside a bus screaming my name
I don’t come out and take pictures, they tell me I changed
I don’t smile in VIPs, you get mad like, "You know what I paid?"
Guess I don’t know what to say
Guess I don’t know what to say
I leave it all on the stage
I leave it all on the stage I don’t know, but I’m insane
Poof! [Verse]
Look, people ask me what the future is
All I know is I’ll be doin’ this
All I know is things are moving quick
That’s convenient for me ’cause that’s how I live
Now they see me out here movin’ up
You don’t like me, that makes two of us
Time change, yeah, I can’t adjust
Yo, it’s who you are not who you was, oh my
Yeah, just went to Europe, they said the single is working
I think I’m learning, I am way more than what people might think when they look on the surface
What is my purpose? Small circle, but the number’s growin’
Fame called me, I’m like, "How you doin’?"
Hung up on him, I ain’t ready for it
I’ll get back to that when I make album four
Less talking, I’ve been workin’ more
Better me is what I’m workin’ towards
Y’all judgin’, but we not in court, no, we not in court, oh Lord! Feels like I’m fallin’ apart
Act like my image is hard
I always put up my guard
Even when talkin’ to God
Sit in my room and I plot
Everything that I’m not
Comes out in the music I jot
I give it all that I got
I give it all that I got! Look, hold up, hold up, wait a minute, please
Flow’s switchin’, I got ADD
Brain scatters when you play the beat
It don’t matter what you say to me
I’ll be doin’ this at 83
I’ve been doin’ this since ABC’s
In the major leagues doin’ major things, don’t play with me, woo! I’m sick of people tellin’ people I’m here ’cause of marketing dollars, oh
You think that everything is gonna blow just ’cause you market it harder? I’m tryna think out the box, no! And I’m gone, wanna call me a no name, what!? I’m livin’ life in the fast lane
Wake up every morning thinkin’ I’ma have a bad day
Drive my own car, I don’t like the valet
Parked, then I go into my mind with an AK
Shoot every thought in my head then it rotates
Losin’ it all, but I think that I’m okay
Who is involved?

Dashboard Confessional – Heart Beat Here

Come on home let yourself heal
You could sleep for a thousand years
And I won’t let you disappear
Let your heart beat here
You’ve been running far and wide
Doing what you hope is right
Chasing what you feel inside
And I will take your path as mine
I feel it in my ribs
Feel it in my soul
The pulse just grows
So loud and so clear
Let your heart beat here
Let your heart beat here
Winters come to take me away
I wear my ring to know what’s at stake
And when the days work at their own pace
You’ll remain my time and place
I feel it in my ribs
Feel it in my soul
The pulse just grows
So loud and so clear
Let your heart beat here
So loud and so clear
Let your heart beat here
Yeah, let your heart beat here
We found our way past our youthful fears
And fought our way through the pain and tears
And we drove our stakes in the place most dear
And let our hearts beat
I feel it in my ribs
Feel it in my soul
The pulse just grows
So loud and so clear
Let your heart beat here
So loud and so clear
Let your heart beat here
Yeah, let your heart beat here
Let your heart beat here

Nas, Dave East, Aloe Blacc & Lin-Manuel Miranda – Wrote My Way Out

Damn, you got no chill, fuckin’ right I’m relentless
I know Abuela’s never really gonna win the lottery
So it’s up to me to draw blood with this pen, hit an artery
This Puerto Rican’s brains are leakin’ through the speakers
And if he can be the shinin’ beacon this side of the G.W.B and
Shine a light when it’s gray out

[Bridge: Aloe Blacc and Lin-Manuel Miranda]
I wrote my way out
Oh, I was born in the eye of a storm
No lovin’ arms to keep me warm
This hurricane in my brain is the burden I bear
I can do without, I’m here (I’m here)
Cause I wrote my way out
[Outro: Nas, Dave East, Lin-Manuel Miranda]
I picked up the pen like Hamilton
I wrote my way out of the projects
Wrote-wrote my way out of the projects
Picked up the pen like Hamilton
I wrote my way out of the
Wrote-wrote my way out of the projects
I wrote my way out
Picked up the pen like Hamilton
I wrote my way out of the
[Spoken: Nas & Lin-Manuel Miranda]
(I wrote my way out)
Really, I saw like a hole in the rap game, so if I wanted to put my little two cents in the game, then it would be from a different perspective
(I wrote my way out)
I thought that I would represent for my neighborhood and tell their story, be their voice, in a way that nobody has done it
Tell the real story Blah! Start bleedin’"
My pops tried in vain to get me to fight back
Sister tapped my brains, said, pssh, you’ll get ’em right back
Oversensitive, defenseless, I made sense of it, I pencil in
The lengths to which I’d go to learn my strengths and knock ’em senseless
These sentences are endless, so what if they leave me friendless? [Hook: Aloe Blacc and Lin-Manuel Miranda]
I wrote my way out
When the world turned its back on me
I was up against the wall
I had no foundation
No friends and no family to catch my fall
Running on empty, with nothing left in me but doubt
I picked up a pen
And wrote my way out (I wrote my way out)
[Verse 1: Nas]
I picked up the pen like Hamilton
Street analyst, now I write words that try to channel ’em
No political power, just lyrical power
Sittin’ on a crate on a corner, sippin’ for hours
Schemin’ on a come up, from evening’to sun up
My man awaitin’ trial, misdemeanors we younger
Courtroom prejudice, insufficient evidence
Jailhouse lawyers, these images still relevant
Flickerin’ lights inside my project hall
Sickenin’, the mice crawl all night long
And ’87 Reaganism, many pages I’ve written on
Writin’ songs about rights and wrongs and bails bonds
Master bedroom, bigger than the crib that I was raised at
I’m the architect like I wrote the code to Waze app
I’m driven, black Elohim from the streets of Queens
The definition of what It Was Written means
Know what I mean? [Hook: Aloe Blacc and Lin-Manuel Miranda]
I wrote my way out
When the world turned its back on me
I was up against the wall
I had no foundation
No friends and no family to catch my fall
Running on empty, there was nothing left in me but doubt
I picked up a pen
And I wrote my way out (I wrote my way out)
[Verse 2: Dave East]
I really wrote my way up out of 6E
Develop relationships with fiends, I know they miss me
Before the metrocards, it was tokens, I did the ten speed
Never had wrote a rhyme in my life, what was a sixteen? At sixteen, arrested in housin’, trips to the mountains
Came right back, trappin’ off couches, watchin’ for mouses
Only tools we was posed with, had a spot, smoke lit
The hate is just confusion, pay attention how them jokes switch
Diadora was my favorite, the Mark Buchanans
Mama couldn’t afford them, I learned everythin’ on the border
That’s a big 8, Clicquot parties with private dancers with no mixtape
Bumble Bee Tuna, now we could get steak
I persevered, composition, I kept it close
Competition near, I’m a Spartan without the spear
Three hundred rhymes, it was written before I wrote it
Opportunity knockin’, might miss it, that window closin’
This poetry in motion, I’m a poet

[Hook: Aloe Blacc and Lin-Manuel Miranda]
I wrote my way out
When the world turned its back on me
I was up against the wall
I had no foundation
No friends and no family to catch my fall
Running on empty, there was nothing left in me but doubt
I picked up a pen
And wrote my way out (I wrote my way out)
[Verse 3: Lin-Manuel Miranda]
High speed, dubbin’ these rhymes in my dual cassette deck
Runnin’ out of time like I’m Jonathan Larson’s rent check
My mind is where the wild things are, Maurice Sendak
In withdrawal, I want it all, please give me that pen back
Y’all, I caught my first beatin’ from the other kids when I was caught readin’
"Oh, you think you smart?

Joey Bada$$ – Temptation (On Triple J) (Live)

Man it’s all a plot and I’m just revealin’
The media just tryna make a villain
I just take the pain and a paint a picture
Voices in my head, I hear the whispers
When I feel this way, inhale the swisher
Or I sip the liquor, ah

[Chorus]
And I really can’t take it no more
I’ve been fighting temptations, my Lord
I’m making them restless
(And I really can’t help it)
I never felt selfish before
I’ve been living so reckless, I know
Tell me Lord, can you help me? (I said Lord, can you help me?)
[Verse 1]
Now everybody got problems, yeah
But wouldn’t know what way to solve ’em
I really came up from the bottom
Strugglin’, my momma on her last dollar
Hustlin’ and I’ve been puttin’ in these hours
The government been tryna take away what’s ours
It’s really all about the money and the power
I just wanna see my people empowered
Uh, uh, tell me how we gon’ shape this vision
Complainin’ all day, but in the same condition
If you wanna make change, it’s gon’ take commitment
Some people enslaved by they religion
Can’t emancipate them from the mental prisons
What I seen through optics transform to wisdom
Watch me use my prophets, get ’em all to listen
I’ve been on a mission, ah

[Chorus]
And I really can’t take it no more
I’ve been fighting temptations, my Lord
I’m making them restless
(And I really can’t help it)
I never felt selfish before
I’ve been living so reckless, I know
Tell me Lord, can you help me? I know we can’t continue livin’ like this
And I’ll never sell my soul ’cause that’s priceless, uh, uh
Tell me how we gon’ make a livin’
Hustle on the block, who gon’ save the children? (I said Lord, can you help me?)
[Pre-Chorus]
This just the way I feel
Mind’s been racing so long, yeah
It’s just no way to deal
With these problems alone
[Chorus]
And I really can’t take it no more
I’ve been fighting temptations, my Lord
I’m making them restless
(I said, Lord can you help me?)
I never felt selfish before
I’ve been living so reckless, I know
Tell me Lord, can you help me? [Intro]
I come here today to talk about how I feel
And I feel like that we are treated differently than other people
And I don’t like how we’re treated
Just because of our color doesn’t mean anything to me
[Pre-Chorus]
This just the way I feel
Mind’s been racing so long, yeah
It’s just no way to deal
With these problems alone
[Chorus]
And I really can’t take it no more
I’ve been fighting temptations, my Lord
I’m young and I’m restless
(And I really can’t help it)
I never felt selfish before
I’ve been living so reckless, I know
Tell me Lord, can you help me? (I said Lord, can you help me?)

[Outro]
Do not stop
We are black people and we shouldn’t have to feel like this
We shouldn’t have to protest because you are treating us wrong
We do this because we need to and we have rights (I said Lord, can you help me?)
[Verse 2]
Now everybody got vices, yeah
But wouldn’t know what good advice is
Until they leave ’em lifeless
Another mama cryin’, it’s another crisis
Lord knows we just tryna live righteous
Are you willin’ just to make the sacrifices?