"Things I've Seen" as written by Richard Dahrouge, Joseph Miles Davis, Chenjerai Kumanyika, Irina Michelle Perez, Jerel Spruill and Booker T. Jr. Tucker....
You won't believe the things I've seen
Far beyond your wildest dreams
I've seen chaos and order reign supreme
I've seen the beauty of the universe so peaceful and serene
In seconds turn to violence and screams

I've seen true genius
Too often elude the meaningless
Appreciation of this mediocre nation
I've heard the mindless repetition
Of empty words without tradition
Turn original verbs into submission
I smelled this malignerance addiction
But I guess I wouldn't be right
If I said the blunt was like a baby pipe
There ain't gonna be no revolution tonight
Half my warriors as high as a kite
Lost and they lost all they fight
And I've tasted, the bitter tragedy of lives wasted
And men who glimpsed the darkness inside, but never faced it
And it's a shame that most of y'all are followin' sheep
Wallowin' deeper than the darkness, you're fallin' asleep

You won't believe the things I've seen
Far beyond your wildest dreams
I've seen chaos and order reign supreme
I've seen the beauty of the universe so peaceful and serene
In seconds turn to violence and screams

I've seen and experienced things
That'll push the average to the edge and swan dive to death
I'm two guys, multiplied by ninety-three guys
Evenly balanced seein' evil equally in each eye now
Maybe I'm the most thorough worker on the job to you
Or maybe I'm the one, who was plottin' to rob you
The fear of this beatdown, no women or no cash to floss
Makes most of y'all hustle ya ass off
From nothin to two mill', in five years I'll live to see it
Vanish in six months, with no tears believe it, I'll rock
Twenty-eight years before the Feds can lay a trace
See they plan is to erase me, just to replace me

Hmm like, your heart is warring with your brain
Emotional or reason, now which one do you obey?
Hmm like, somebody callin' you insane
When overwhelmed and blessed
Bursting tears of happiness

Yo, yo, I've seen relationships that's so sick
Life long friendships so cha-o-tic
Thug cat bangin his chick but won't kiss
Drinkin her spit, when coppin a fix for dope bliss
I got a knife and a bat, to bust your brain
Put the knife in your back once in the life, I was trifling like that
Like my man Troy, who lost his days
Shootin' dice on worldly ways and ended up in a early grave
Because once in a lifetime is rough
Twice in a lifetime you combat the ghosts of mistrust
Mentally cuffed, thrust by a cop thinkin he tough
You bust, Amadou Diallo is us, and what
Now I'm on my knees, beggin GOD PLEASE
Save me from the fires of hell
Let water water soul prevail, 'cause I can't take no more
Who's that knockin', at, my door?
Is that you, Pete from Cobb's Creek, who died in his sleep?
We was playin' for fun, now it's keeps
Like my man Mark I beat to death wrapped in a carpet
And left in the garbage, damn now that's cold-hearted
Ask Book he saw it, "Yo black I ain't seen shit!
Kids in the 6, they flip for nonsense"
Poke an icepick, smokin' that sniff, coke to preschool fool
And packin' a tool, fuck you Mom Dukes it's cool

You won't believe the things I've seen
Far beyond your wildest dreams
I've seen chaos and order reign supreme
I've seen the beauty of the universe so peaceful and serene
In seconds turn to violence and screams

Ooh like, your heart is warring with your brain
Emotional or reason, now which one do you obey?
Hmm like, somebody callin' you insane
When overwhelmed and blessed, bursting tears of happiness


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"Things I've Seen" as written by Chenjerai Kumanyika Booker T. Jr. Tucker

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Spirit Music Group, RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC

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    General Commenti think this song is trying to bring to light the dangerous parts of society that people try to ignore, exposing the dark yet fascinating culture that is so far separated from the world a lot of us live in
    its_sunny_2dayon March 24, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song is truely amazing
    xheartbreakerxon January 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI used to work at a shop in a railway station. A guy came by who was Iranian, I showed him a picture of his country in National Geographic magazine of a very beautiful green stream in the countryside. He was astonished, staring at the picture, and asked me to read the caption for him. He said it was very near his home, he was like speared by homesickness... so much so that he missed his train. He was going to Liverpool, I think for his Home Office interview on his asylum claim.
    He jumped on another train, I never saw him again.

    I imagined him trying to make sense of such an unlikely encounter in this hostile country on such an important day, when a life-or-death decsion was about to be made for him.

    And then this song came on the radio. "I've seen the beauty of the universe so peaceful and serene, in seconds turn to violence and screams", and it just summed up that moment, the beauty and the terror of life in Iran, and of such a day among the English.
    jimqukon May 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think the song is called "Things I've Seen", not "The Things I've Seen".
    Skam33on March 03, 2008   Link

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