Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Buffalo Madonna and Champagne Champagne Kings Lyrics

The VS. Redux Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Vipassana
  • 2 Crew Cuts
  • 3 Life Is Cinema
  • 4 Otherside
  • 5 Kings
  • 6 Irish Celebration
  • 7 The End
  • 8 Vipassana (Ryan Lewis remix)
  • 9 Crew Cuts (Jake One remix)
  • 10 Otherside (Ryan Lewis remix)
  • 11 Irish Celebration (P Smoov remix)
  • 12 The End (Budo remix)
  • 13 Stay at Home Dad
  • 14 The Town (Sabzi remix)
  • 15 Fake Empire
  • [Hook:]
    In the darkest of days
    Men become kings and still die of old age
    While the children become gods
    At last the whole world begins to play

    [Verse 1: Pearl Dragon]
    My body is adorned with thorns
    King with a crown of thorns
    I wash my feet and kiss the ground I'm on
    I wash my feet kiss the ground I'm on, I'm on
    Jump niggas cause they thought I was a pawn
    But knowin' I'm a king I'm about to get on
    This the sirens for the quiet of the storm
    Ring that alarm, R-r-ring that alarm
    Yo her body was adorn adorned,
    And I adored her, so much that I had to ignore her
    Her body I explored it, like an explor-her
    Her first name was Dora, her first name was Dora
    I opened up the door and saw
    My queen getting raw, getting raw
    So like me beatin Resevoir Dog
    Had to hit it raw, no not raw dog
    I was a, hog, but I don't eat the pork
    She was a swine, crippling' my time
    On the cast of my pearl, yo she wasn't my girl
    This wasn't reality, this wasn't my world
    Like Jimi or Kurt before
    King with a crown I shall be adored
    Even if I have, always been ignored
    I was not the norm I will not be ignored


    [Verse 2: Thomas Gray]
    Young world this the story of the kings
    A nigga couldn't decide should I rap or should I sing
    And since God blessed me with my wings
    I'm like a lil' nappy-head Bill Russell with the rings, feel me?
    Lately globetrottin' through a lotta traps
    Friends become rats, I'm talkin Judas in expensive slacks
    Fuck em, to tell the truth now I'm over that
    Sucker 'I'll be suckers, it don't matter that you roll with pack
    I steady grab my nuts and you can roll with that
    Pardon my back, and the weight on my shoulders black
    History's on my side, these niggas hard in they cars
    But in the streets they can't look me in the eye
    (Look me in the eye, look me in the eye)
    (Champagne Champagne)

    [Verse 3: Macklemore]
    (Can I get em?)
    Stand like a man, move like a legend
    Talk but with action, that's how you'll be remembered
    The greats learned that humility is a weapon
    Sever ties with the part of you too big to learn a lesson
    Sit in silence, to fight the mind and try to find the present
    Cause we only get a couple chances to be epic
    And I'm connected, like God plugged my headphones
    Directly into heaven and told me to go and get em with this
    Mic cord, I am, nothing you can tell me
    They bark when they talk but they walk like the legless
    The purpose of my art, is for people to respect me
    I'm not a king I'm a servant to the desires that tempt me
    Only way to escape the cage in a valley of roots
    Be a mirror to the people when they're searchin for truth
    Only way to escape the cage in a valley of roots
    Claim the mirror, my people, keep searchin for you


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