Nappy Roots Live & Die Lyrics

The Pursuit of Nappyness Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Welcome to the Show
  • 2 Do It Big
  • 3 Fishbowl
  • 4 Be Alright
  • 5 Infield
  • 6 How I Do
  • 7 The People
  • 8 Ride
  • 9 Live & Die
  • 10 Back Home
  • 11 Know Bout Me
  • 12 Right Place, Right Time
  • 13 Winner Take All
  • 14 Paint a Picture
  • 15 P.O.N. (Pursuit of Nappyness)
  • 16 All 4 You
  • [Verse 1]
    May the Lord bless the child that can hold his own in this day in time
    And waits for no man or the wo-man, sun rise; starts to grind
    And the early cat; eats the bird that gets the worm, we find
    The results always stay the same, nine out of ten tries
    I'ma grind; never mind how my neighbor flips a dime into a dollar
    Says the scholar from the school of hard livin
    Play the cards I was given from the dealer, with a smile
    Take a swallow from the Coke and then I mix it with the Crown
    So surprised, I'm still alive doin fine instead of crime
    I got off easy as a kid, but this karma is a bitch
    You reap what you sow, niggas better learn to stitch
    On the search for extra dollars, one thing you can't forget

    [Hook]
    Karmaaaa
    It'll catch up wit'chu one day, you can ask your Mamaaaaaa
    She'll say "What goes around comes back" because there's no honoooor;
    Amongst theives, gotta shake the leaves and empty your armoiiiir
    Because karma is a bitch, and every bitch loves dramaaaaaa

    [Verse 2]
    Now we've been in this game for ten years makin rap tunes
    Ever since rappers was hollerin cash rules
    Before it was cool to have all these tattoos
    You put out negative energy, you get bad news
    You hang with positive people, you win mo'
    Never throw the first stone, you might miss ya window
    Damn near sold my soul, that's too much info
    Booked some overpriced shows that I ain't make a cent fo'
    Finances in limbo, have my own family to fend fo'
    Help them my kinfolk, it came back ten-fold
    What goes around comes around, it'll catch up
    When ya least expect it, please accept that that's just

    [Hook]
    Karmaaaa
    It'll catch up wit'chu one day, you can ask your Mamaaaaaa
    She'll say "What goes around comes back" because there's no honoooor
    Amongst theives, gotta shake the leaves and empty your armoiiiir
    Because karma is a bitch, and every bitch loves dramaaaaaa

    [Verse 3]
    Simple veto, right out of a Bible bill
    Prayer sayer, look at what the Bible left
    Slum, heavy-set, row ton
    Do the work, then you know it's gon' come
    Feel good, call life good
    Great day cause the night good
    What I say when it write good
    Yo hood is my hood, my hood and yo hood, so we all hood
    But it's all about the next step, puff pass golf
    The next breath, get it in and that's that
    Answer to the prayers of my grand dad
    Runnin through these Billie Jeans
    Still Michael Jackson bad

    [Hook]
    Karmaaaa
    It'll catch up wit'chu one day, you can ask your Mamaaaaaa
    She'll say "What goes around comes back" because there's no honoooor
    Amongst theives, gotta shake the leaves and empty your armoiiiir
    Because karma is a bitch, and every bitch loves dramaaaaaa

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