Down the Backstreets

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Lonnie Liston Smith, Jr. (born December 28, 1940 in Richmond, Virginia) is an American jazz, soul, and funk musician who played with notable free jazz artists such as Pharoah Sanders and Miles Davis before forming Lonnie Liston Smith And The Cosmic Echoes, recording a number of albums widely regarded as classics in the fusion / Quiet Storm / smooth jazz and acid jazz genres. more »


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1993
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G TOP - GRU... - Guru Lyrics - Down the Backstreets Lyrics 

featuring Lonnie Liston Smith * 

* featured artists on this album were jazz musicians 

[Guru] 
Down the backstreets down the backstreets 
Down the backstreets down the backstreets 
(I'm walkin down the backstreets) 
Down the backstreets down the backstreets 
Down the backstreets down the backstreets 
(I be walkin down the backstreets) 

Yo here goes some info on my flow and how I move 
to a def groove, I keep my rep smooth 
On the down-low, I travel with my mind to the street 
Concrete, like the gravel I'm in deep 
So I gotta hit ya from a real perspective 
Cause anyone who's talkin that crap, will surely get his 
I'm not the one to act flashy 
Cause man where I be at, we don't have to be classy 

Down the backstreets, down the backstreets 
Down the backstreets, down the backstreets 
(I'm walkin down the backstreets) 
Down the backstreets, down the backstreets 
Down the backstreets, down the backstreets 
(I be walkin down the backstreets) 
Down the backstreets, down the backstreets 
Down the backstreets, down the backstreets 
(Walkin down the backstreets) 
Down the backstreets, down the backstreets 
Down the backstreets, down the backstreets 
(I be walkin down the backstreets) 

Check it stupid 
While you're out there, on the main streets frontin 
Your game's week, so I'm huntin you down clown 
Cause you need to learn somethin 
All that bluffin, won't get you nothin but killed 
No mission fulfilled, because there's others who will 
get jealous, hell if they can take clout from you, they'll do it 
So that's what I'm about to do, I'll step to it 
and strip you of your pride (your pride) 
And then I'll stick and I'll rip you up from all sides 
or possibly I'll let you slide, slime 
Cause you'll set your own death in just a matter of time 
Yeah, and I'll be somewhere on the sidelines, y'know 

Down the backstreets, down the backstreets 
Down the backstreets, down the backstreets 
(Walkin down the backstreets) 
Down the backstreets, down the backstreets 
Down the backstreets, down the backstreets 
(I be walkin down the backstreets) 

So when you're lookin for me, here's where I'll be 
I'll be walkin down the backstreets in your vicinity 
Cause I been out here for a few 
So all that you're doin, ain't really nothin new (nothin new) 
I peeped the way you always perpetrate 
You're so phony, you make me wanna regurgitate 
Since you're ridin so high, you're bound to fall 
while I stand tall, and you don't get no props at all out here 

Down the backstreets, down the backstreets 
Down the backstreets, down the backstreets 
(walkin down the backstreets) 
Down the backstreets, down the backstreets 
Down the backstreets, down the backstreets 
(I be walkin down the backstreets) 
Down the backstreets, down the backstreets 
Down the backstreets, down the backstreets 
(Walkin down the backstreets) 
Down the backstreets, down the backstreets 
(It's the backstreets) 
Down the backstreets, down the backstreets 
(In your backstreets) 

Down the backstreets, is a mind state 
Cause I don't have to be a pop star to rhyme great 
I've been out here observin things 
So now all fake gangsters and pranksters I'm servin 
YouknowhatI'msayin? I'm the king 
Come down the backstreets where it's dark 
I'ma snatch your heart 
So get a handle on life and quit livin so trife 
Or else we're gonna have to run up, and SMACK all the weak 
Comin straight from the backstreets 
And I'm out, ninety-three, it's all me 

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