K’naan Coming To America Lyrics

I came out of a killer, neighborhood called River
Where life expectancy is shorter than a caterpillar
I was once a gorilla, and this show was my cage
My trainer was the gauge, AK was my baby sitter
When we be out and looted, the whole city was shooting
I know it's ****ed up but somehow, this army came soothing
*****s heard African rappers and thought about them foofoo
You superman, tell the real soldier boy come to shoot you
Sexual intercourse what you in *****
**** what you heard, yeah *****
Come walk in the dark no fear *****
It's a dry in my eyes no tear *****
Working malaria, your hood can't really compare here
Got keys, they really love barrier
Come near here, I'm daring you
I'll shoot you not being afraid like gave you rock and lemonade
Blew up my school at the 8th grade while playing catch with a hand grenade
Yeap, that's a true story, this ain't Hollywood glory
I ain't the prince of Zamunda my life is too gory

I'm tired of always going through barriers
I just wanna live a good life
So I'm coming, coming to America,
I hope we gonna have a good time
Baby thanks for letting me marry ya
A green card sure looks fine
So I'm coming, coming to America,
I hope we gonna have a good time

Now my second home city, what can I say
It took my ****ing heart from me
I played the judge part pardon if I'm larceny
Oh yeah, that mean it never got no bars for me
T-dot O to the ************ing dot B
And the Rexdale project ?
**** puck but it ain't no hockey
When the cops came, they knocked me, they got me
I had to flee, they said to bargain, I had to plea
So I crossed the border while they put a warrant out for me

I'm tired of always going through barriers
I just wanna live a good life
So I'm coming, coming to America,
I hope we gonna have a good time
Baby thanks for letting me marry ya
A green card sure looks fine
So I'm coming, coming to America,
I hope we gonna have a good time

I know, everywhere in the world, got his problems
Everybody got the dream, of the greens, to dollars
But some of us are dying in the streets can you figure out
Even in America, they hear is me to tick it out
I know, everywhere in the world, got his problems
Everybody got the dream, of the greens, to dollars
But some of us are dying in the streets can you figure out
Even in America, they hear is me to tick it out

I'm tired of always going through barriers
I just wanna live a good life
So I'm coming, coming to America,
I hope we gonna have a good time
Baby thanks for letting me marry ya
A green card sure looks fine
So I'm coming, coming to America,
I hope we gonna have a good time.
I hope we gonna have a good time.
I hope we gonna have a good time.

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