Murs Got Damned? Lyrics

....The End of the Beginning Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 You and I
  • 2 Dibbs Did This Shit (interlude)
  • 3 What Do You Know?
  • 4 The Scuffle
  • 5 The Night Before...
  • 6 Transitions az a Ridah
  • 7 Happy Pills
  • 8 Risky Business
  • 9 The Dance
  • 10 God's Work
  • 11 Def Cover
  • 12 Please Leave
  • 13 Sore Losers
  • 14 BT$
  • 15 18 w/a Bullet (remix)
  • 16 Brotherly Love
  • 17 Got Damned?
  • 18 Done Deal
  • So many... so many, so many questions
    So many... so many, so many questions

    [Verse 1: MURS]
    One of a kind so there's nobody like me
    And I guess thats the reason that nobody likes me
    Or is it that I don't like anybody else?
    Can't quite figure it out so I keep to myself
    Too street for the sheltered, underground fan
    Too intelligent for play on your FM band
    So I thought to crossover, but I left them plans
    My resolve's to do me and do the best I can
    And yes I am, aware that most of my fans are white
    But I'm love em all, scope em, and open 'em when I write
    Some may chastize, from the side, crack jokes
    Say I'm not black cus I rep with white folks
    MAN PLEASE!
    I hear the hate in your voice when you say it
    So I'ma keep makin music for whoever wants to play it
    If I dont go gold, then my people say I flopped
    But if I go triple platnum, I'm not Hip-Hop

    [Chorus]
    So I'm damned if I do, and damned if I don't
    But I got it in my heart so I'll be damned if I won't
    Make my dreams come true, my team come through
    Man take it how you feel it; on the real it's on you

    I'm damned if I do, and damned if I don't
    But I got it in my heart so I'll be damned if I won't
    Make my dreams come true, my team come through
    Man take it how you feel it; on the real it's on you

    {*vocal sample*}
    So many... so many, so many questions
    So many... so many, so many questions

    [MURS]
    Man! Motherfuckers always be comin up to me, you know
    Askin me how come I dont kick no rhymes for the struggle
    Or no conscience, revolutionary raps man...

    [Verse 2: MURS]
    Look; I'm not your average rapper talkin shit about the government
    Its not that I'm lovin it; it's where I live
    They tried to bomb the place where I wanna raise my kids
    I dont know what everybody seems to think this is
    It ain't a game, ther is no reign, they want America crushed
    If you don't like Bush, you still dyin with us
    And trust I haven't forgotten bout the schemes they been plottin
    On my people for centuries, I know that eventually we'll be on top
    So what they fightin overseas? Hell, they fightin on my block!
    The black sheep of America's family. We are the flock
    Gettin lead to the slaughter
    Have to work twice as hard to keep our heads above water
    And god forbid we start to rise through positive means
    They'll send out a whole black operative team
    Everytime a black leader steps up, he gets trampled
    Do I start makin speeches or just lead by example?

    [Chorus]
    I'm damned if I do, and damned if I don't
    But I got it in my heart so I'll be damned if I won't
    Make my dreams come true, my team come through
    Man take it how you feel it; on the real it's on you

    I'm damned if I do, and damned if I don't
    But I got it in my heart so I'll be damned if I won't
    Make my dreams come true, my team come through
    Man take it how you feel it; on the real it's on you

    {*vocal sample*}
    So many... so many, so many questions
    So many... so many, so many questions

    [MURS]
    So many questions. So what man? You hangin with El? You signed to Def Jux?
    How much you get for your advance man?

    [Verse 3: MURS]
    Off this album right here I probably won't see royalties for 2 years
    But shit I'm a straight up hustler! Aint nothin queer in this
    Oops! I shouldnt've said that cause it disses on my publicist
    I dont give a fuck! Cuz this is one man's view
    And with this mic I'ma show what one man can do
    I'ma hustler motherfucker like this world has never seen
    Could sell Chloroform to a room of Evergreens
    Toured around the globe with my legendary team
    So I shouldnt have to beg to get a G a show
    500 people pay ten bucks, then where does it go?
    In the fucking promoter's pocket?!!?
    That aint how its supposed to be
    Nobody paid to see him; they paid to see me!
    I'm not a full-of-myself, arrogant emcee
    I'm only askin for a fifth, a measly 20 percent.
    Im not tryin to get over, I'm just tryin to pay rent!
    Right now I wanna thank ya'll for lettin me vent
    And I'ma catch ya next show at the bar gettin bent
    Notice I put my heart in every word I meant
    Presentin it to y'all with the sincerest intent...
    Thank you



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