"Hot Night" as written by Meshell Ndegeocello, Dave West, Talib Kweli and Hector Lavoe....
"I was a member of the Communist Party
I'm not a member of the Communist Party, anymore
But I still consider myself very much a socialist
So we'll get to that later"

Let's go

"One of the reasons why the war in Vietnam was able to happen as long as it did
Was because this, 'cause this fear of Communism
And people pointed to the Vietnamese as their enemy
As if somehow or another
If the country defeated the Communist enemy in Vietnam
Things were gonna be okay at home"

But it's a hot night
Let's talk about the sign of the times
Politics
And the plight of a revolutionary soul singer
It's a hot night
Head down to the club
For the piña coladas without the alcohol
And let's talk about the world, y'all

Can you pick me up?
You know I hate driving in the evil city
And, baby, read my mind, hit la caridad
So I can get some coffee
And we can get our talk on
Seems I got caught up in this romanticized idea of revolution
With saviors, prophets and heroes
But in the silence of my prayers
I had a vision of my hatred
Dissolving into grains of sand
Realized
That to the universe
That's all I really am
Just a grain of sand
I know I get caught up in all that spiritual shit
But there ain't much to hold onto
We all living in a world built upon
Rape, starvation, greed, need, fascist regimes
White man, rich man democracy
Suffer in the world trade paradise
Hear me now

But it's a hot night
Let's talk about the sign of the times
Yeah
Politics
And the plight of s revolutionary soul singer
Word up
Come on
It's a hot night
Head down to the club for the piña coladas without the alcohol
Let's go
And let's talk about the world, y'all

"And Nike has a factory in Ho Chi Minh City"

Fuck the first bitch
That ever asks me to buy her some dumb shit
Come on
Niggas be fighting
For Jordan's they can't afford
Bought in a store
Costing more than a hundred, yeah
Capitalism got 'em trapped in a vision
That ya love to watch way more than a sunset
Ah
I feed my babies with music
I tell the truth
But now I'm a target in they market
Ain't that a summabitch?
It's an urgent emergency
Courtesy of the counterinsurgency
Trying to murder me
Yeah
And now it's on, and ah
It's 'cause I verbally hurdle all their absurdities
Accurate rhyme poem and I
Survive the storm and I
Certainly words can be weapons
If people heard me they thinking they God
Then they decide what's right and wrong
They live in a bubble
I live for the struggle
After the fight
We home on a hot night
My woman is nice and warm but ah

But it's a hot night
Yeah
Let's talk about the sign of the times
Politics
Ah
And the plight of a revolutionary soul singer
Come on
It's a hot night
Head down to the club for the piña coladas without the alcohol
And let's talk about the world y'all

Let's do it, come on
Join the party, fist in the air
Everybody for the
Revolutionary soul singer
Side to side
Third eye on the prize
We'll take a ride with the
Revolutionary soul singer
Give the seeds what they need to breath and proceed
It's the revolutionary
Soul singer
Word up, yeah y'all
We prepared y'all, no fear y'all
Come on

It's a shame the way we all run around
Blind to the facts, yeah
It's a shame the way we all run around
'Cause you blind, baby
Blind to the facts, ah
It's a shame the way we all run around
'Cause you blind, baby
Blind to the facts, yeah
It's a shame the way we all run around
'Cause you blind, baby
Blind to the facts of who you are

Yeah
But it's a hot night
Ah
Let's talk about the sign of the times
Politics
And the plight of a revolutionary soul singer
Come on
It's a hot night
Head down to the club for the piña coladas without the alcohol
And let's talk about the world y'all
Let's do it

"And now of course, that the welfare system has been disestablished
(Soul singer)
And there are no jobs, so to speak
For, for women who are told, that if they don't work
(Revolutionary soul singer)
That they can only get welfare for a certain period of time
And then they have to find a job
Now they haven't had the opportunity to go to an institution like this
They may not have the skills
Where are they going to find a job?
And if they have children, how are they going to pay for childcare
In order to guarantee the conditions which will allow them to work?"


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"Hot Night" as written by Dave West Meshell Ndegeocello

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, JELLYBEAN MUSIC GROUP, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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