Sacrifice

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The Roots are an American Grammy Award-winning hip hop/neo soul band formed in 1987 by Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter and Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They are known for a jazzy, eclectic approach to hip hop which includes live instrumentals.Malik B., Leonard "Hub" Hubba… more »

Listen, I got you phobic offa this like arachnids Drastic, it ain't plastic, it's just pro blackness Grown man tactics no pediatrics The kind of track that make the comeback miraculous
The catalyst. Thought with the knack of splashin'
I'm dashin', I mastered the craft of mashin'
The level-headed thoroughbred the females passion Magnetic attraction be keeping em askin'

The crews in the Cadillac, the Pendergrassin' Swerve half-naked won't come near crashin'
But if I go to Heaven would ya'll know my name
Or would it be the same for you like I was Eric Clapton, huh?
Clap for your freedom dog, that's what's happenin'
My spit take critical political action The hustle is a puzzle, each piece is a fraction And every word that's understood is a transaction I'm an S.P. soldier, microphone holder
Rep Philly set
From Bolivia to Boulder Paris, France to Tip and Thai Yoga
How we gon' make it through the dark?
I'll show ya.

Tell you one lesson I've learned If you want to reach something in life
You ain't gonna get it unless You give a little bit of sacrifice Ooh sometimes before you smile you got to cry
You need a heart that's filled with music If you use it you can fly
Listen,
If you want to be high

Yo kick off ya shoes, jump off the jock
I fly higher than them dudes from off ya block My name Black, the style is unorthodox It tap chins wit ya men's who you thought could box
A couple people wanted thought to stop
But guess what?
My man grab the missile, plug for the gut
Now next time greedy stop being such a glut
I'm precise with it like Faheim with haircuts We up close on 'em with toast but no crust It's fructose on 'em they froze and won't bust Choke on your face you jewels is lackluster Gotta put it to ya straight Y'all fools is jacked up
Came close to the utmost but no cogar Nose to the grindstone, head to the stars The number one runner with the number one drummer Grammy award-winning it's the world's eighth wonder
Come on!

Tell you one lesson I've learned If you want to reach something in life
You ain't gonna get it unless You give a little bit of sacrifice Ooh sometimes before you smile you got to cry
You need a heart that's filled with music If you use it you can fly
If you want to be high

Yo, your first impression might be I'm a asshole Or say I'm sometimey and give people a hassle Or try to suntouch and put the heat in a capsule Dog I'm far deeper than that though,
I get in the zone, recognize I'm a rolling stone
No time to lollygag or lounge with scallywags Gimme the disc or I'll put it where your body at
Old school spit flow laid over Trotter tracks
With no apology, fraud or tricknology Just trust what I see and I say and follow me
My way, I be the open book, look inside me
The star of the story that the grooveteller guide me Through all the dark times part of the business The light be contingent on small forensics
My microphone'll make a man a newborn infant
It's true so the true gon' sense it
I get in the zone

Tell you one lesson I've learned If you want to reach something in life
You ain't gonna get it unless You give a little bit of sacrifice Ooh sometimes before you smile you got to cry
You need a heart that's filled with music If you use it you can fly
If you want to be high
Tell you one lesson I've learned If you want to reach something in life
You ain't gonna get it unless You give a little bit of sacrifice Ooh sometimes before you smile you got to cry
You need a heart that's filled with music If you use it you can fly
If you want to be high
Tell you one lesson I've learned If you want to reach something in life
You ain't gonna get it unless You give a little bit of sacrifice Ooh sometimes before you smile you got to cry
You need a heart that's filled with music If you use it you can fly
If you want to be high

Written by: AHMIR K. THOMPSON, LEONARD N. HUBBARD, TARIK L. COLLINS, JIMMY GRAY

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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