"Slow Down Feat. T.I." as written by Wyclef Jean, Jerry Duplessis, Clifford Harris, Devon Golder and Lamont Coleman....
[Wyclef (T.I.)]
10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1,
We cry for peace (Uh huh)
But we live for war (You know I got that shot in the Chevy what it is?)
We ain't start the wire taps down in Baltimore (But I still slangin' bricks where I live)
Sometimes she love me, sometimes she love me not (Doin' 10 now my girl turning tricks at the crib)
But let check out his eyes, in the inner city Chi'
(Layin' down ASAP, e'erbody in the trap gettin' killed)
Evil lurks in the heavenly disguise (Tryin' to get the ruler all I need is about a mil)
I seen two birds crash into two New York giants (Bush still lyin', he don' never keep it real)
I wish Katrina spoke French at the quarter to New Orleans (Haha, but you'd a told her that)
But how we smoke French back, seduced this stone (Okay)
Told this is your death, please don't rain on my people

[Chorus]
Where'd the hope go, Where'd the hope (I don't know)
I see the whole world turn into a war-zone (What?)
Ain't no love in the city keep your vest on (G' that right)
Guns 'n roses welcome to the jungle
On the flip side (ay), she shakin' her back side (Shake it for me)
That's the only way tuition gon' come right
He got a crush on Mary Jane (Ay, Ay)
If you ain't got five on she ain't doing her thang (Come on, you know you need to)
Slow down, young girl
Keep it real hun, you gotta keep it real hun
Slow down somebody gon' crash (Come on, you know you need to)
Slow down (You know you need ta, ay ay)
Young girl (Okay)

[Wyclef (T.I.)]
If you livin in the street
You know your livin' free (And if you ain't you know your doin' time like me)
Thugs with the heat, are the coldest ones to meet (You can catch yourself a case get a fine do 3)
We flyin' high, but still can't touch the sky (But on conspiracy your doing ten at the least)
Everbody's a gangsta, but no-body wanna die (With all this snitchin' you might never see the streets
Nuclear testing, replacin' the SAT's (With all this going on why they worried about me)
Stem cell research there's another you another me
(I'm just hustling in the streets tryin' to flip a couple keys)
With what goes up, must come down, the laws of gravity
(I know I see it happen to my partner big neege, We miss ya shawty!)
To win at chess, you've got to trap the king (Ay)

[Chorus]

[T.I.]
E'erbody, know we gon' keep rollin'
When the police rollin', and your coke dealer told 'em what you been doing
Boy better slow down
Ay, Ay, Slowdown
Ay, Ay, You wanna show 'em that da dope keep coming
But if shit keep runnin' their mouth
Eye your stuck jacking coming for ya better slow down
Ay, Ay, Slow down, (e'ertime homeboy)
Slow down (start snitchin', homeboy), Ay Ay

[T.I. (Wyclef)]
Hey I remember get money (Get money)
All we do is get money (Get money)
'Til the feds raided the trap and took my (Thang) from me
Put me in a room alone, separated the click form me (Click from me)
Next thing you my lawyer said (My partner snitched on me) on me
Now ain't that a bitch homie, (They ain't have a thing on us)
Until you started telling now they talking big numbers
We could've split charges up, against five or six summer (Summers)
Instead you tryin' to talk telling so you could walk
How could you tell 'em who we sold told to?
E'erthing we bought
How we used to get in, all the way 'til we can ship it off?
(Who woulda thought?) Thought
Hey keep it pimpin', wait a minute (Whoa)
Ay keep it pimpin' wait a minute, ay

[Wyclef (T.I.)]
Where'd the hope go, Where'd the hope
I see the whole world turn into a war-zone
Ain't no love in the city keep your vest on (Ya)
Guns 'n roses welcome to the jungle (Ay, Ay)
On the flip side she shakin' her back side
That's the only way tuition gonna come right
He got a crush on Mary Jane
If you ain't got five on she ain't doing her thang (haha)
Slow down (Okay)
Young girl
Keep it real hun, you can keep it real hun
Slow down, somebody gon' crash (You know you need to)
Slow down, young girl (You know you we used to)
Keep it real hun, keep it real hun
Slow down

I'm gonna let my guitar do the talking now


Lyrics submitted by chasing_cars

"Slow Down" as written by Ryan Toby Jerry Duplessis

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    General CommentThis is my favorite Wyclef song. It is so amazing.
    His voice is so soothing and he talks about everything
    that every other artists doesn't have the guts to.

    "Where’d the hope go, Where’d the hope
    I see the whole world turn into a war zone
    Ain’t no love in the city keep your vest on
    Guns ‘n roses welcome to the jungle"

    This is my favorite part. The world could be such a
    beautiful thing and it's going all down hill, it's a
    shame.
    HanahKLEon March 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis might be my favorite Wyclef song too.

    I love the opening lines of the song..."We cry for peace, but we live for war."

    I think what he's saying with that line is that everyone says that they want peace on earth, but people hurt each other every day. Kind of like the whole "practice what you preach" philosophy.

    And hopefully with what has happened in America this past week, Wyclef's view of the world has changed a bit.

    Go Obama!
    viva la vidaon November 10, 2008   Link

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