Naughty by Nature Family Tree Lyrics

IIcons Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 IIcons
  • 2 Rock & Roll
  • 3 What You Wanna Do
  • 4 Swing Swang
  • 5 Rah Rah
  • 6 Feels Good (Don’t Worry Bout a Thing)
  • 7 Let Me Find Out
  • 8 Naughty by Nature
  • 9 N.J. to L.A.
  • 10 Red Light
  • 11 Ashes to Ashes
  • 12 What U Don’t Know
  • 13 Wild Muthafuckas
  • 14 Family Tree
  • Sometimes because of jealousy and the intent to demise
    Certain factions have to be forbidden or destroyed
    Fire has to be sent to the poisoned forest
    With the root of fresh trees planted elsewhere

    Only then will you obtain a wilderness
    That cannot be penetrated, petrified family tree

    See what started as a family forest
    Got cut to a family tree with the limbs
    And the leaves looking' at the world for answers
    The world points to the sun and the sun says

    The answers in me, so I search through the darkness
    Can't find the key so we locked in the land of the lost
    Lord, please tomorrow ain't promised to you nor me
    So now we choose the roots, so we can plant new trees

    Many minds always meet with pens and sheets
    Close my eyes, think what next on my rhymes
    See this face in ink, I'm havin' visions of wisdom
    Dreamin' 'bout my own ending

    Am I seein' death as freedom and livin' as prison
    My son didn't have a daddy to shape him so
    God bless him with a daddy to save him
    Yeah I raise him and pay some attention

    He talked and he listened to reach him and teach him
    Before I'm gone from existence
    Teach him 'bout the foes, the hos and all opponents
    Those that always talk 'bout love but never showed it

    Those who had the chances to stand and always blowed it
    Those that set you up by the hour to steal your moment
    Pac the word is you ain't there so **** the rumor
    I'll get a pound of that **** from Bermuda

    And meet you in Cuba
    ****ed up on Larusa no doubt, I know the locale
    If they gotta born you, I'm gonna mourn you 'til I join you

    See what started as a family forest
    Got cut to a family tree with the limbs
    And the leaves looking' at the world for answers
    The world points to the sun and the sun says

    The answers in me, so I search through the darkness
    Can't find the key so we locked in the land of the lost
    Lord, please tomorrow ain't promised to you nor me
    So now we choose the roots, so we can plant new trees

    Uhh and now I know I got some family
    Who missed me from the heart, forever we're apart
    Just because I'm nothin' and you abuse me and use me
    Now you wanna try to come bruise me

    And even though maybe were in there
    Farther than it once was I know family don't always
    Mean that they blood 'cause some people just
    Don't give a ***** what some people tried to use my name

    So all the fat we had to cut and I'm still
    Walking with my six amp strut
    Urban eyes see through camouflage
    And now I know who's butt

    So when I sent you tried to play me
    All of a sudden now I'm shady
    Maybe deep down in my heart
    Never trust you from the start

    Never hoped you'd be my homie, don't come 'round my way
    And if we never speak again, it's got to be that way
    This millennium, we'll be spankin' your heiny
    Remind thee naughty invented family of the 90's

    See what started as a family forest
    Got cut to a family tree with the limbs
    And the leaves looking' at the world for answers
    The world points to the sun and the sun says

    The answers in me, so I search through the darkness
    Can't find the key so we locked in the land of the lost
    Lord, please tomorrow ain't promised to you nor me
    So now we choose the roots, so we can plant new trees

    Life doesn't end when the sweat dries
    A time when a nickle cost a dollar
    When you rise your chest dies
    My dynasty many fear it 'cause' I'm near it

    Ancient Egyptian scriptures fitted in through hieroglyphics
    ************s try to touch my mental state
    *****s smile up in your face and then they infiltrate
    So it seems nowadays that the only plan

    To get my people help my people get a load of land
    And I'm'ma see it if I have to kill some ****
    To make my family tree a **********ing wilderness
    See a black man standin' on the promised land

    Since they broke every promise I devised a plan this
    Black this and black that crap is gettin' touchy
    Any black hat that cross my path, I call him lucky
    Those who turn. they back with they fears

    And try to before they can see us
    They gonna need us sweet Jesus

    See what started as a family forest
    Got cut to a family tree with the limbs
    And the leaves looking' at the world for answers
    The world points to the sun and the sun says

    The answers in me, so I search through the darkness
    Can't find the key so we locked in the land of the lost
    Lord, please tomorrow ain't promised to you nor me
    So now we choose the roots, so we can plant new trees

    See what started as a family forest
    Got cut to a family tree with the limbs
    And the leaves looking' at the world for answers
    The world points to the sun and the sun says

    The answers in me, so I search through the darkness
    Can't find the key so we locked in the land of the lost
    Lord, please tomorrow ain't promised to you nor me
    So now we choose the roots, so we can plant new trees

    Written by: Barry White, Keir Lamont Gist, Vincent "vinnie" Brown, Anthony Shawn Criss
    Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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