Hard Times

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Emmylou Harris

Emmylou Harris (born April 2, 1947) is an American singer-songwriter and musician. She has released many chart-topping albums and singles over the course of her career, and has won 12 Grammys and numerous other awards. more »

[Chorus]
The struggle lives hard times, we do or die
My whole crews fly hands high to the sky
So maintain son elevate try to build 
But now you're still 'cause incarceration is for real
Yeah son you know its on
Now who would be the clown in the nine-six to mess around and catch a
fist
I show no mercy if you irk me
I got physical that alert me when some herb tried to jerk me
Or put the squeeze on it, break down the cipher 
But it won't work, were tight like the Q-Tip in the fight 
Now is you insane is your brain intact
We be official when it comes to this no B.S. rap
Here comes the lyrical, aerial raid right where you rest at
Now test that
I snatch your heart right through your chest black
 Gettin ill thoughts when I sleep at night 
I gotta maintain, blot the blood stains on my brain 
>From the clappin, we can make it happen  Remember you ain't a killer, you only rappin 
I hate it, rappers overexaggeratin
And never shot a gun in they life, they only masterbatin 
So come clean and keep it real if you like my sound 
And wave your hands in the air and put the nines down
[Chorus: 2X]
 Brothas fought daily in the streets, we reek havoc 
On every block someones flippin like an acrobat 
I'm kinda young but I still gotta hold my own
And Ima maintain what's mine till the day I'm grown 
I keep my crew up, people say I got a gang
But I don't smoke I don't shoot and my crew don't slang 
We just hang tryin to get up in this rap game
So I can gain so fame and build my crews name
 Rollin with juvenile thugs wit bad grades and bad ways
Who woulda thought that I had some AIDS  Dream totes and aspirations  Brothas are tired of being broke so maybe that's why they free-basing
 Wastin time doing nothing
 Livin like an outcast gotta get up get out and get something 
[Chorus: 2X]
Look into my eyes see if you can see what I can see
In my reality the whole world is after me
 Schemin on the key but yo I got this locked down
Me and lost and found comin out the underground  Takin no prisoners my listeners we keep it real
My thoughts are militant, when I'm in the killin field
 Click click, my minds automatic, so where's the static 
I got some joints up in my attic if you want to grab it
I form a cipher where my peace brothers don't sleep 
You try to creep I guarantee that's when you feel the heat
I come correct in this rap game
 Rappers act insane  Meanwhile I'm blowin the mic an back in the frame 
They can't see me, they can't feel the real G
I represent, commercial rap will never kill me
[Chorus: 4X]

Written by: RAY CHARLES

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Hard Times