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THE PROMISED LAND Lyrics

by Nas

Now I and I say greetings in the name of the mighty king

And I and I say played by the King love is all I bring
And I and I say Africa is I and I responsibility dreadlocks
Yes, huh

To the Promise Land
Going to the Promise Land
Yes, the Promise Land, o gosh now
To the Promise Land, yeah

Imagine Ghana like California with Sunset Boulevard
Johannesburg would be Miami, Somalia like New York
With the most pretty light, the nuffest pretty car
Ever New Year the African Times Square lock-off

Imagine Lagos like Las Vegas, the ballers dem a ball
Angola like Atlanta, a pure plane take off
Bush Gardens inna Mali, Chicago inna Chad

Magic Kingdom inna Egypt, Philadelphia like Sudan

The Congo like Colorado, Fort Knox inna Gabon
People living in Morocco like the state of Oregon
Algeria warmer than Arizona, bring your sun lotion
Early morning class of Yoga on the beach in Senegal

Ethiopia the capitol of fi di Congression
A deh so I belong, a deh di the king come from
I can see us all in limos, Jaguars and B'mos

Riding on the King's Highway
To the Promise Land
Going to the Promise Land

O, Gosh
Yeah, the Promise Land

Yeah, the Promise Land
Oh

Promised Land, I picture Porsches, Basquiat portraits
Pinky rings realistic princesses
Heiresses bunch a kings and queens
Plus I picture fortunes for kids out in Port-Au-Prince
Powerless, they not allowed to fit but not about to slip

Vision Promised Land with fashion like

Madison Ave, Manhattan, Saks 5th Ave and Rodeo
Relaxing popping labels, Promise Land no fables
This where the truth's told, use them two holes
Above your nose to see the proof yo


Imagine a contraption that could take us back
When the world was run by black men
Back to the future, anything can happen
If these are the last days and 100-food waves come crashing down

I get some hash and pounds
Pass around the bud then watch the flood
Can't stop apocalypse
My synopsis is catastrophic

If satellites is causing earthquakes
Will we survive it?
Honestly man it's the sign of the times
And the times at hand

There's a lot of work to be done, o gosh
In the Promised Land


Going to the Promise Land
O gosh
Take me to the Promise Land

The Promise Land
Oh, the Promise Land
The Promise Land, oh, oh, yeah

There's plenty of land for you and I
Buy and buy
Lots of food to share for everyone
No time for segregation

In the Promised Land
Yes a to the Promised Land
The Promised Land

Going to The Promise Land

Oh
There's a lot of work to be done
In the Promise




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Daddy Yankee
Y me gusta tanto cuando se pega pega
Y me guaya guaya
Y se pega pega
Cuando le sueltan el dembow
Dembow bow bow
Papoose
So before leavin', yo it's a wise man I'm repeatin'
Two wrongs don't make a right, I believe in it makes a even
Paul Hardcastle
In 1965 Vietnam seemed like just another foreign war but it wasn't
It was different in many ways, as so were tose that did the fighting
In World War II the average age of the combat soldier was 26
In Vietnam he was 19
In-in-in Vietnam he was 19

The shooting and fighting of the past two weeks continued today
25 miles west of Saigon
I really wasn't sure what was going on

Ni-ni-ni 19, 19, ni-19 19
19, 19, 19, 19

In Vietnam the combat soldier typically served
A twelve month tour of duty
But was exposed to hostile fire almost everyday
Ni-ni-ni 19, Ni-ni-ni 19

Hundreds of thousands of men who saw heavy combat
In Vietnam were arrested since discharge
Their arrest rate is almost twice that of non-veterans of the same age
There are no accurate figures of how many of these men
Have been incarcerated

But a Veterans Administration study
Concludes that the greater of vets
Exposure to combat could more likely affect his chances
Of being arrested or convicted

This is one legacy of the Vietnam War

All those who remember the war
They won't forget what they've seen
Destruction of men in their prime
Whose average was 19

De-de-destruction
De-de-destruction
War, war

De-de-destruction, wa, wa, war, wa, war, war
De-de-destruction
War, war

After World War II the men came home together on troop ships
But the Vietnam vet often arrived home within 48 hours of jungle combat
Perhaps the most dramatic difference between
World War II and Vietnam was coming home
None of them received a hero's welcome

None of them received a heroes welcome, none of them, none of them
Ne-ne-ne, ne-ne-ne, none of them, none of them, none of them
None of them received a hero's welcome
None of them received a hero's welcome

According to a Veteran's Administration study
Half of the Vietnam combat veterans suffered from what
Psychiatrists call
Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder

Many vets complain of alienation, rage or guilt
Some succumb to suicidal thoughts
Eight to ten years after coming home
Almost eight hundred thousand men are still fighting the Vietnam War

De-de-destruction
Ni-ni-ni 19, 19, ni19 19
19, 19, 19, 19
Ni-ni-ni 19, 19, ni-19 19
19, 19, 19, 19

When we came back it was different, everybody wants to know
"How'd it happened to those guys over there?
There's gotta be something wrong somewhere
We did what we had to do

There's gotta be something wrong somewhere
People wanted us to be ashamed of what it made us
Dad had no idea what he went to fight and he is now
All we want to do is come home

All we want to do is come home
What did we do it for?
All we want to do is come home
Was it worth it
Cristina Vee
I've done everything I canAll the people that I see I will never understandIf I find a way to change, if I step into the lightThen I'll never be the same, and it all will fade to whiteEver on and on I continue circlingWith nothing but my hate in a carousel of agony
Cristina Vee
I've done everything I canAll the people that I see I will never understandIf I find a way to change, if I step into the lightThen I'll never be the same, and it all will fade to whiteEver on and on I continue circlingWith nothing but my hate in a carousel of agony
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