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Gun Fight feat. Metro (of SA Smash)

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Metro has been rolling out on tours with me for years, so a collaboration was long overdue. There were tracks like this written during the Rodney King era, and unfortunately there are still enough victims of police brutality to write and release a song like this nowadays.

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Verse 1 (Metro)

Hate me cause you ain't me / thug with a badge / I won't budge / Minding my business / no I'm not selling drugs / "Sir you fit the description of a fool / It wasn't you, well then it could've been your brother wordup" / So what you saying? / "Look kid, I'm just doing my job / neighbors complaining bout a crime and claiming you was involved" / It wasn't me! / "Still I'm gonna need 3 forms of I.D." / My temperature's rising, so now they're testing for sobriety / Why! / "Why are you sweating if you're innocent? / Only the guilty work the prison ship / Something to hide? / Run a 50 on his identity / they'll cut him inside / and let the animals cancel each other out, that's how we handle em right / Mr. Lawson, you've got warrants / outstanding ones" / Said it with a smirk / then cocked back his handgun! /

Verse 2 (Lif)

Lorenzo Doby / now let's brng it back to Rodney / Cops ain't sorry / to them it's more like a safari / their viewing us as 3/5 human, so their guns boomin' / death is looming / ain't no punishment pursuing / them cops got off scott free / it doesn't shock me / until they use their tazer to shock me / They use "Freeze Plus" to seize us / dogs and leave us in dark alleys / protest, they beat you at rallies / Families won;t recover from loss of a brother, mother, sister, or father / it's outright slaughter / Emancipation proclamation / just some documentation to rock you to sleep knowing your cell is waiting / this nation is a plantation / the government s slave master / police are trained to gather slaves faster / ask them brothers down in Alabama / They brought the chain gangs back in '95 / Slavery's alive ! / Housing crisis, oil crisis / Low pay and high prices / As the desperation rises / they'll be ready to fight us with shields and snipers / they'll kill your kid in diapers / they'll murder anybody like us! /

Verse 3 Lif and Metro

41 shots / 50 shots / 81 shots / leaving Brothers in burial plots / we rot / They've got a million of us locked / and aiming for a million and two / that's me and you / but this is where the buck stops / lots of us don't get a chance to advance like your kids / you've got our Pops doing long bids / Solitary confinement / Mind out of alignment / and when we get out / they'll be no chance for refinement / jobs ain't hiring / what a hostile environment / doing short bids that turn into long stretches / for fighting off killers that's coming wit sharp weapons / Guards ain't helping / They only pick up where the pigs left us / Karate Kick you in the intestines / I'm learning big lessons, on how to thug as a proffesion / They want 12 percent of all Blacks in jail by 2010 / The future's looking pretty grim / Once again / I'm stressing us learning our rights / It's looking like / We're headed for a gun fight!!

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from I Heard It Today, track released April 14, 2009
Gun Fight (feat. Metro) - Produced by J-Zone for J-Zone Music (ASCAP) / Scratches by J-Zone / Written by J. Haynes for Virtua Stab Publishing (SESAC) and K. Lawson / Mixed by Joey Raia at Gotham Studios NYC / Recorded by Decaye at The Ivory Tower / Mastered at MasterworkRecording.com by: Peter Humphreys

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