Common F/ Jill Scott

8 Minutes To Sunrise – Common F/ Jill Scott

[Common]
Yeah yo yo yo yo yo yo
Yo a touch of jazz y’all yeah yeah
?? y’all yo they got us on the run like

[Jill Scott]
8 minutes to sunrise
Oh baby now what are we gonna do? (I don’t know..)
Pressure is mountin
Oh baby now how we gonna get through? (I don’t know)
Can’t go left (uh uh) can’t go right (uh uh)
Don’t know how we made it through the night (c’mon c’mon c’mon)
7 minutes to sunrise
Oh baby now, what are we gonna do? (Do it, do it..)

[Common]
It was once said by Black Thought that +Things Fall Apart+
Knew I shouldn’t have been messin with dude’s girl from start
But I pimp from the heart, the art of it made it interestin
Plus me and sister blend before we got intimate
Friend or no friend, my man caught wind
This chick is payin me, it’ll either cost me or cost him
Told her she shoulda lost him (when?) a while ago
Cause dude’ll drink a pile of Mo’ and defile her yo
I ain’t here to start on this [nigga] for me to wreck his broad
you could tell what I thought of this [nigga]
Nickname was Smoke, don’t know if that was cause of cigarettes
(or what?) or guns he tote, he called shots on the deck
so I wasn’t tryin to call his bluff, by his persona
you could see, he think he tough!
If that wasn’t enough, old girl had his son
This is Wild like the West I’m like Jesse on the run, uhh

[Jill Scott]
6 minutes to sunrise
Oh baby now, what are we gonna do? (I, don’t, know)
Pressure is mountin
Oh baby now, how we gon’ get through? (I, don’t, know)
Can’t go left and (uh-uh) can’t go right and (uh-uh)
Don’t know, how we made it through the night (yo, we got..)
5 minutes to sunrise
Oh baby now, what are we gonna do? (Do it, do it..)

[Common]
I understand that time is runnin out, I’m thinkin of town-skippin
Got a Chevy but the alternator be trippin
I’m hittin rum straight, thinkin of a route to truncate
The streets is watchin, out is one way I put myself in his Nike’s
His position is, “Aight man, somebody bonin my lady”
Probably snap like Rod-man
My plan was to meet at this bar called the Tiki (when?)
’round four, when she was comin she would beep me
I sat deep in the corner, drinkin zombies, becomin one by now
Wonderin if my style would support her and her child
Out the corner of my eye saw this stud I recognized (who?)
One of Smoke’s guys, to stay out of sight I tried
Told Jill Scott to meet we coulda picked a better spot
On some “Nobody’s Supposed to Be Here” [shit] like Deborah Cox
Looked at my watch, [shit] I don’t even got a watch
Felt for my glock, damnit I don’t even got a glock, yo

[Jill Scott]
4 minutes to sunrise
Oh baby now, what are we gonna do? (I don’t know..)
Pressure is mountin
Oh baby now, how we gon’ get through? (I, don’t, know)
Can’t go left and (uh-uh) can’t go right and (uh-uh)
Don’t know, how we made it through the night (c’mon c’mon)
3 minutes to sunrise
Oh baby now, what are we gonna do? (Do it, do it..)

[Common]
Pressure puh-pressure what? The pressure’s cookin
It ain’t good lookin, like a black promoter I’m talkin bookin
Not that I’m spooked of dude, I could whup him
But he was on the horn informin the rest of them hoodlums (aight)
Usually I wouldn’t fight over a woman, old girl had a sun-shine
was messed up, on Smoke’s payroll was one-time
My pager went off, it read one line: “Come get me
from Halsted,” I’m thinkin this is monkey bar [shit]
Went to the phone quick, called her (what happened?) Her line was busy
Situation number nine, got my mind dizzy
Wondered if this plan was designed to get me
I’ve been drinkin too strong to be thinkin too long
Like 40 goin North I’m doin 50, headed for the spot
Askin God to be with me, and lately
she has been actin shifty — (but what?

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I Am Music – Common F/ Jill Scott

[Chorus: Jill Scott]
Can you speak your words of bedtime
I was just saying to myself the other day
Most of believing the magician
But you’re bewitching
Because of this I must say
I (I)
I (oh I)
I
Appreciate what you give to me
Yeah (I)
I (oh I)
I
Appreciate what you give to me

[Verse 1: Common]
People say I got soul look at all the records I hold
The lives I’ve affected, connect and control
With me in your basement, your mama got blown
I provide the vibe to keep the strippers on poles
Through me the black experience is glorious told
From a school that’s old bold, so I rock gold
And platinum, so cats I hold notes and cash for them
On streets I rap for them, in ghettos I blast for them
Mash with them, at the party and all
Peep the universal language that’s embodying all
Put the Billie Holiday, Bob Marley in y’all
Y’all feel most high when I be in y’all
System, with the rhythm I up jump the boogie
Shame I rely on record labels to push me
Since the bush, I been y’all way to escape
Through eight-tracks wax CDs and tapes
I am music

[Chorus]

[Verse 2]
You can feel me all over alive, I help culture survive, I opened the eyes of many
Styles y’all wrote in the skies, with your lows and highs, open your mind to hear me
In the streets I beat cops and obsolete
On every station it’s hot you can’t stop my heat
I taught J and Dre how to rock the beat
On what’s going on today yo, I gots to speak
I take the stand, yo you could feel me bam
Whether in Larry Graham or Steely Dan
Live I be killing it man
For how long I survived yo I’m realer than man
Got a soft side but I’m still a man
For me women cry and children dance, I’m trying to eat
I could’a got a mil and ran
But like Sly for the fam still I stand
I am music

[Chorus]

[Verse 3]
I been here since the beginning
Beginning of time yo beginning of time
Deep in the mind of the ancient ones
Everybody love me like they do the sun
I shine at times yo at times I’m dark
You can’t categorize me, my mind’s a art
Inside my heart, it ain’t about climbing charts
I’m the one you roll with when your ride is smart
The change that came, the change that comes
I change with chords and I kick it with drums
Get blow with horns and did it on the one
Riffed for guitars, for the Lord I sung
Spun around the world at parties and weddings
Wherever I go I create the setting
You know me from lessons or your pops collections
Whether whole or half stepping I’m a blessing
Yo I am music

[Chorus 2X]

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