Common Testify Lyrics

Be Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Be (intro)
  • 2 The Corner
  • 3 GO!
  • 4 Faithful
  • 5 Testify
  • 6 Love Is…
  • 7 Chi-City
  • 8 The Food (live)
  • 9 Real People
  • 10 They Say
  • 11 It's Your World, Parts 1 & 2
  • [Common]
    She walk into the court her knees buckle
    Saying for a man to survive he need hustle
    Seen and been through struggle her whole life
    Made a transition from being his ho to his wife
    Stifling, the night upend the ATF bust in
    Her daddy was a hustler so she love them
    Looked at the jury how can they judge him, she screamed

    [Chorus: Honey Cone]
    Before you lock my love away, before you lock my love away
    Before you lock my love away, before you lock my love away
    Please let me testify

    [Common]
    Fear in her chest her face in tears, had her mans back he was facing years
    In her name though the place was his
    They trying to take everything except the kids
    But years she been through scuffles and fights
    While he trying to hustle that white
    Up all night wondering if he's alive
    Seeing him tried she bubbled inside and screamed

    [Chorus: Honey Cone]

    [Common]
    The judge yelled for order court reporter makin her words shorter
    His lawyer sat next to him, she could see how the trial was affecting him
    It hurt for her eyes to connect with him, using her lies for protecting him
    They arrested him for murder, and gun possession
    As they read back her confession she screamed

    [Chorus: Honey Cone]

    [Common]
    The court awaited as the foreman got the verdict from the bailiff
    Emotional outbursts tears and smeared makeup
    He stated, he was guilty on all charges
    She's shaking looking like she took it the hardest
    A spin artist, she brought her face up laughing
    That's when the prosecutor realized what happened
    All that speaking her mind testifying and crying
    When this ***** did the crime
    The queenpin

    [Chorus: Honey Cone]

    You accuse me of a, you accuse me of a, you accuse
    Please let me testify, please let me testify
    You accuse me of a, you accuse me of a, you accuse
    Please let me testify, please let me testify

    Written by: Angelo Bond, General Norman Johnson, Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Gregory S Perry, Kanye West, Kanye Omari West
    Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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