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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" Hubbard, and Josh Abrams were added to the band, originally called The Square Roots. more »


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Peaceful minds, in a land of war 
Seek peace of mind, through mental peacefulness 
Peacefulness, peacefulness, peacefulness 
Is in the mind of the beholder 

Behold, my mental piece 
Could shatter your peace, to pieces 
Pieces and portions of rhythmic distortion relax me 
The echos reverb and feedback of reality disturb my peace 

Forcing me to retreat, to the below beneath 
Down a step and a step and a step and a step 
And a step beyond 
To a level of my own 

Private, mystic, ritualistic, culturalistic sanity 
Yet some say that I am insane 
Is that not ironic? My soul not sonic 
As I flow through the tonic, of life I find 

That the strife behind, that pushes and pulls 
And pulls and pushes me 
Into all of the bullshit that I experience from day to day 
Is the reason for my search, or journey, or struggle 

To find, the broken pieces of the sign 
That combine, to form the crooked line 
That we call, peace y'all

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Written by: BOBBY SCOTT

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