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And any [Bbm]man who [Ab]knows a [Db]thing knows
He knows not a [Bbm]damn, damn [Ab]thing at [Bbm]all
And every [Bbm]time I [Ab]felt the [Db]hurt
And I felt the givin' gettin' [Bbm]me up [Ab]off the [Bbm]wall
 
 
I'm [Bbm]just gonna [Ab]take a m[Db]minute and let it ride
I'm [Bbm]just gonna [Ab]take a m[Bbm]minute and let it breeze
I'm [Bbm]just gonna [Ab]take a m[Db]minute and let it ride
I'm [Bbm]just gonna [Ab]take a m[Bbm]minute and let it breeze
 
 
How did Mand[Bbm]Mandela get the [Ab]will to surpass the everyd[Db]everyday
When inju[Bbm]injustice had him ca[Ab]caged and [Bbm]trapped in every way?
How did G[Bbm]andhi ever w[Ab]ithstand the h[Db]unger strikes and all?
Didn't [Bbm]do it to gain [Ab]power or mo[Bbm]money if I recall
It's to [Bbm]give, [Ab] I [Db]guess, I'll pass it on
Mother t[Bbm]thinks it'll l[Ab]lift the [Bbm]stress of Babylon
Mother [Bbm]knows,[Ab]knows, my m[Db]mother she suffered blows
I don't [Bbm]know how we s[Ab]survived such v[Bbm]violent episodes
I was [Bbm]so worried,[Ab]worried, and [Db]hurt to see you bleed
But as s[Bbm]soon as you came [Ab]out the ho[Bbm]hospital you gave me sweets
[Bbm]Yeah, [Ab] they [Db]try to take you from me
But you still [Bbm]only gave[Ab]gave 'em some [Bbm]prayers and sympathy
Dear [Bbm]mama, [Ab] you h[Db]helped me write this
By s[Bbm]showing me to [Ab]give is [Bbm]priceless
 
 
And any [Bbm]man who [Ab]knows a [Db]thing knows
He knows not a [Bbm]damn, damn [Ab]thing at [Bbm]all
And every [Bbm]time I [Ab]felt the [Db]hurt
And I felt the givin' gettin' [Bbm]me up [Ab]off the [Bbm]wall
 
 
I'm [Bbm]just gonna [Ab]take a m[Db]minute and let it ride
I'm [Bbm]just gonna [Ab]take a m[Bbm]minute and let it breeze
I'm [Bbm]just gonna [Ab]take a m[Db]minute and let it ride
I'm [Bbm]just gonna [Ab]take a m[Bbm]minute and let it breeze
 
 
All [Bbm]I can say [Ab]is the [Db]worst is over now
We can [Bbm]serve the hard [Ab]times, div[Bbm]divorce, it's over now
They try to [Bbm]keep us out[Ab]out but they [Db]doors is open now
My xxxxx, [Bbm]Akon is get[Ab]gettin' aw[Bbm]awards and covers now
This is [Bbm]K'naan [Ab] and s[Db]still reppin' the S
Comin' [Bbm]out of Mogad[Ab]Mogadishu and st[Bbm]still draped in the mess
And no[Bbm] matter how we s[Ab]trong, h[Db]omie
It ain't easy comin' [Bbm]out of where we [Ab]from, ho[Bbm]homie
And that's the reason why, [Bbm]I could never [Ab]play for [Db]me
Tell 'em the truth is what [Bbm]my dead hom[Ab]homies told [Bbm]me
Ooh yeah, I take [Bbm]inspiration [Ab]from the most [Db]heinous of situations
Cr[Bbm]Creating medic[Ab]medication out my [Bbm]own tribulations
Dear [Bbm]Africa,[Ab]Africa, you h[Db]helped me write this
By sh[Bbm]owing me to g[Ab]ive is pr[Bbm]iceless
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Updated 2023-01-12
Views: 17 Poster: Tobi (Tobi approved)
Author: K'Naan Genre: Rap , US-UK Favorite: 0
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