Love

Mos Def | Durée : 04:23

Auteur : Dante Smith, Charles Njapa

Compositeur : Dante Smith, Charles Njapa

Paroles
I start to think, and then I sink Into the paper, like I was ink When I'm writing, I'm trapped in between the lines I escape, when I finish the rhyme I start to think, and then I sink Into the paper, like I was ink When I'm writing, I'm trapped in between the lines I escape, when I finish My pop said he was in love when he made me Thought about it for a second wasn't hard to see I could hear he was sincere, wasn't game or promotion The entire affair's probably charged with emotion When love call your heart I guess you gotta pursue 12-11-73, my life is testament Praise the beneficent Element that breath Devoid in the form that make love manifest I spent my early years in Roosevelt Projects It was a bright valley with some dark prospects In '83, Vendy C was the host with the most I listened to the Rap Attack and held the radio close I listened to the Rap Attack and held the radio close This is far before the days of high glamour and pose Ayo, power from the streetlight made the place dark I know a few understand what I'm talking about It was love for the thing that made me wanna stay out It was love for the thing that made me stay in the house Spending time, writing rhymes Trying to find words that describe the vibe That's inside the space When you close your eyes and screw your face (close your eyes) Is this the pain of too much tenderness To make me nod my head in reverence? Should I visit this place in remembrance? Or build landmarks here as evidence? Nighttime, spirit shook my temperament To write rhymes that portray this sentiment We live the now for the promise of the infinite We live the now for the promise of the infinite And we believe in the promise Love I start to think, and then I sink Into the paper, like I was ink When I'm writing, I'm trapped in between the lines I escape, when I finish the rhyme I got love, l-o-v-e and I be Love, l-o-v-e to emcee Get love, l-o-v-e and I be Love, l-o-v-e, I emcee Get love, l-o-v-e and I be Love, l-o-v-e to emcee Get love, l-o-v-e and I be (Love, love) The M-O-S D-E-Finitely Check it out y'all (uh), feel me out y'all (say what) Feel me out y'all (yeah), hear me out y'all (get down) Check me, out y'all (uh, get down, get down) Feel me out y'all (down, down), check it out y'all Now hear out (bounce) y'all Check me out y'all (uh), feel me out y'all (outside the world) Check me out y'all, feel me out y'all Feel me out y'all (hear me bounce y'all) (get down) Check me out y'all, check it out y'all My folks said they was in love when they made me I take the love they made me with to make rhymes and beats (Can you feel?) The raw deal is all-wheel driven (right) Contemplate the essence of beats, rhymes and livin' Speech align with the rhythm (right), designed with the rhythm Ears and eyes keep in good time with the rhythm I shine with the rhythm, the Black Star Galactica You're big number fatin', we ancient like the abacus After us, I see most proceed to be trees Sprouting leaves, givin' breeze to the we who believe I M.C., which means I Must Cultivate the Earth Straight back, straight back, heartbeats and hard work I be the "Funky Drummer" to soften the hard Earth (Amin) Pray Allah keep my soul and heart clean (Amin) Pray the same thing again for all my team From Restoration to Fort Greene, and on out to Queens Uptown To Booggiedown, yo just look around Shook up the world like Ali in 6-3 (right) I'm reaching a height that you said cannot be I'm bringing a light which you said we can't see Saw the new day comin', it look just like me Sun bursts through the clouds, my photo ID I bring light to your day and raise your degree The universal magnetic, you must respect it From end to beginning: bright, true and living Ever changing was a state of magnificent Building the now for the promise of the infinite Building the now for the promise of the infinite Because I start to think, and then I sink Into the paper, like I was ink When I'm writing, I'm trapped in between the lines I escape, when I finish the rhyme I got love, l-o-v-e and I be Love, l-o-v-e to emcee Get love, l-o-v-e and I be Love, l-o-v-e, I emcee Get love, l-o-v-e and I be Love, l-o-v-e to emcee Get love, l-o-v-e and I be The M-O-S D-E-Finitely Check it out y'all
CHARLES NJAPA,DANTE SMITH
Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC,Universal Music Publishing Group