"Liberation" as written by Thomas Decarlo Callaway, Erica Wright, Andre Benjamin, Antwan Patton, Ruben Lemont Bailey, Myrna Crenshaw and Joi Gilliam....
And there's a, and there's a
And there's a, and there's a fine, line
Too late to pray that I'm on it
Ya yeah yeah

Y'all, uh huh, y'all

There's a fine line between love and hate you see
Came way too late but baby I'm on it
And there's a fine line between love and hate you see
Can't wait too late but baby I'm on it
Can't worry bout, what a nigga think now see
That's Liberation and baby I want it
Can't worry bout, what another nigga think
Now that's Liberation and baby I want it

(Let me hear it, let me hear it, let me hear those, let me hear those)
Many times I sit back and contemplate
I'm fresh off the dank, but I'm telling my story
My relationship, with my folks is give and take
And I done took so much, now gimme my glory
To have a choice to be who you wants to be
It's left up to me, and my momma and 'em told me (yes she did)
I say to have a choice to be who you wants to be
Is left up to me, and my momma nem told me

No, no, no
I'm so tired, it's been so long, struggling, hopelessly
Seven and forty days, hey
Oh, I sacrifice every breath I breathe
To make you believe, I'd give my life away
Oh lord, I'm so tired, I'm so tired
My feet feel like I walked most of the road on my own
All on my own, we
We alive but we ain't living, that's why I'm giving until it's gone
Cause I don't want to be alone (I don't want to be alone)
I don't want to be alone, yeah
Is there anything I can say to help you find your way
Touch ya soul, make ya whole, the same for you and I
There's not a minute that goes by that I don't believe
We can fly but I can feel it in the wind
The beginning or the end
So people keep your head to the sky

Shake that load off, shake that load off

Folk in your face, you're a superstar
Niggas hang around cause of who you are
You get a lot of love cause of what you got
Say they happy for you but they really not
Sell a lot a' records and you roll a Benz
Fall up in the spot now you losing friends
All ya want to do is give the world ya heart
Record label trying to make you compromise ya art
You make a million dollars, make a million mo'
First class broads treat ya like a nigga po
You want to say "Wait!" but you're scared to ask
Ya world starts spinning and it's moving fast
Ya try to stay sane that's the price of fame
Spending your life trying to numb the pain
Ya shake that load off and sing ya song
Liberate the minds, then you go on home

I must admit, they planted a lot of things
In the brains and the veins of my strain
Makes it hard to refrain, from the host of cocaine
From them whores, from the flame
From a post in the game
Makes it hard to maintain focus
Then from the glock rounds and lockdowns and burials
The seeds that sow, get devoured by the same locusts
Cause it's a hard row to hoe
If your ass don't move, and the rain don't fall
And the ground is dry
But the roots are strong, so some survive
To your surprise, no one voived their cries
You got more juice than Zeus
Slanging lightning trying to frighten
Plains dwellers, of the Serengeti
But get beheaded when you falsely dreaded
Melanin silicon and collagen injected
Dissecting my pride, fool I don't want to get it started
We be the lionhearted, without a fantasy
It's like that red sprite, you can't imagine it
Unless you looking at the canvas of life
And not through the peephole of mortality
Single minded mentality
Getting over on loopholes
Getting paid two-fold on technicalities
Clicking your heels, scared to voice how you feel
Pack the steel
Picking cotton from the killing fields with no Toto
I don't we in Kansas no mo' though
Midwest or Dirty South
Clean dressed or dirty mouth
Whether robbing preachers or killing Poor Righteous Teachers
You a scared demon
Shouldn't be allowed to spread semen
And your cowardly lies never defying the jackals of babble
Running with they pack, tail between your legs
Though the man on your head say the story
As you downplay your glory
Cackling, helping the shackling of your brethren happen
Just by rapping
Liberator


Lyrics submitted by justanotherkydd

"Liberation" as written by Erica Wright Thomas Decarlo Callaway

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, MISSING LINK MUSIC

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    General Commentthis is one of the best songs ive ever heard...you a scared demon, shouldn't be allowed to spread semen!
    MusicIsMyCrackon June 11, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyeah, one of hip hop's finer experimental tracks....

    i guess i'd say this song is about trying to be real to yourself as an artist in the hip hop game while every other artist is trying to change the definition of "being real" to the opposite of what its like to maintain knowledge of self.

    in a more obscure way, i guess this song is about being alone by default.
    Ausaron June 14, 2006   Link
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    My InterpretationFirst off look at everyone's subjects. Big Boi is the only one talking about fame, taking from his family and getting rich. look at the lyrics of chronomentrophobia and you'll see how andre cryptically voiced his opinion of his partner's changes.

    No, nooo, noooooooo
    I'm so tired, it's been so long - struggling, hopelessly

    tired of struggling? against what? why is it hopeless?

    Seven and forty days.. heyyy
    Ohhhh, I sacrifice every breath I breathe
    To make you believe, I'd give my life awayyyy

    To make us believe what? What is it that he is alluding to?
    Oh lord, I'm so tired, I'm so tired
    My feet feel like I walked most of the road on my owwwwn
    The road of gaining knowledge as if no one else is seeing the truth! Andre talked about meeting him halfway on a bridge with seems similar to this.

    All on my owwwwn, weeeeeee..
    We alive or we ain't livin, that's why I'm givin until it's gone

    We are living good without a care or we're dead, thats why he's giving 110% because of...
    Cause I don't wanna be alone (I don't wanna be alone)
    I don't wanna be alone.. yeahhhheeeeee

    ...of whatever reason he doesn't want to be alone
    If there's anything I can say, to help you find your way

    Find your way to the right way of mind

    Touch your soul, make it whole, the same for you and I..
    There's not a minute that goes by that I don't believe
    that you die.. but I can feel it in the wind

    it? Feel what?
    Andre says "know what corners you be bending" and it feels as if theres a limit to how much they (Andre, cee-lo, badu, big rude etc) can say on mainstream music.

    The beginning or the end
    But people keep your head to the skyyyyy
    Corruption21on September 30, 2010   Link

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