"Til We Get There" as written by and Smith/warsame/alford/scotti....
'Til we get there
'Til we get there
'Til we get there

Yowego, from the poorest and blackest of people
To survive in the streets of Modesho
The most dangerous armed and lethal, yet peaceful
We no evil, I come from the slums that's run down
Spit native intelligent tongue sound
Would rather get gunned down than dumbed down
So come down

Much success to you comrade
To who I wrong, if it's never been said before, my bad
I took a page from the book of Martin Luther
And decided that it's better to hug ya than to shoot ya
I'm sorry homie if it's not what ya use ta
But the way that we livin' these black lives is beautiful
All the things we've been through and the tree we done bloomed
We probably family but we never knew

'Til we get there, I'm on your side
'Til we get there, I'm on your side
And it can take some time, 'til we win this fight
'Til we get there, I'm on your side, yeah

That's what's called solidarity
When we struggle it's therapy, after chaos we get clarity
My enemy's enemy is my man remember?
I ain't tryin' to be endin' up in this man's dilemma
We only here for a minute, it's what you make it so live it
See, I'm a ryder and I'm gon' be remembered
For those of you not born, to those of you not here
I wish you the best and that's real

This ain't ya average, when they portray us they say "all savage"
Cause we have it, blast it, won't stash it
Cause we fight to the death and manage
To makes songs of struggle and to habits
And dammit, if I don't get even
It's chant down Babylon season
Die for Nee Orleans to Cleveland
'Til we even, we not believin'

'Til we get there, I'm on your side, yeah
'Til we get there, I'm on your side
And it can take some time, 'til we win this fight
'Til we get there, I'm on your side, yeah

I love when we makin' plays
I love all our brilliant ways
I love when we get paid and never move away from the hood
We keep gettin' while the gettin' is good
You right at home in our neck of the woods
Cause we people, momma said treat others like you want 'em to treat you
We just wanna live and be peaceful
Long as it makes sense, I'm a have patience
Especially with my brothas I go back in the day with
We speak the same language, suffer the same dangers
Cause our children are victims of lead paint chips
Out in L.A. they put the black against the Mexicans
Old rivaling's is throwin' up they sets again
They put the short against the tall and the old vers the new
Pretty soon it's gon' be me against you
All the things we been through and the tree that we bloomed
I wish you much success and stay true

'Til we get there, I'm on your side
'Til we get there, I'm on your side, yeah
And it can take some time, 'til we win this fight
'Til we get there, I'm on your side

'Til we get there, I'm on your side (I'm on your side)
'Til we get there, I'm on your side (I am on your side)
And it can take some time, 'til we win this fight
'Til we get there, I'm on your side, yeah

'Til we get there, I'm on your side
'Til we get there, I'm on your side
And it can take some time (it can take some time),
'til we win this fight (till we win this fight)
'Til we get there, I'm on your side, yeah

'Til we get there, I'm on your side, yeah
'Til we get there, I'm on your side
And it can take some time, 'til we win this fight
'Til we get there, I'm on your side (I am on your side)


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"Til We Get There" as written by Heather Smith Keinan Warsame

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    Lyric CorrectionSo...there are a lot of things I hear differently from what's posted above:

    "...the streets of Modesho." That is how he pronounces it, but he's saying Mogadishu (capital of Somalia)

    "To who I wrong..." should be "To who I've wronged..."

    "To make songs of struggle and to habits" should be "To make songs of struggle into habits"

    "Old rivaling's is throwin' up they sets again" should be "Old rivalries is throwin' up they sets again"
    mnteckyon April 14, 2012   Link

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