I come from Bed-Stuy
Where niggas either do or they gon' die
Gotta keep the ratchet close by
Someone murdered, nobody seen, nobody heard it
Just another funeral service
Niggas will get at you, come through shinin', they yap you
In broad daylight kidnap you
Feds get clapped too
Police stay on us like tattoos
Niggas only grind 'cause we have to
Money is power, sling crack, weed and powder
Fiends come through every hour
It's all about that dollar and we no deal with cowards
Weak lamb get devoured by the lion
In the concrete jungle, the strong stand and rumble
The weak fold and crumble, it's the land of trouble
Brooklyn, home of the greatest rappers
B.I.G. comes first, then the Queen comes after

Now put your lighters up
Bed-Stuy, put your lighters up
New York, put your lighters up
DC, keep puttin' your lighters up
Philadelphia, put your lighters up
Detroit, put your lighters up
Chi-Town, keep puttin' them lighters up
No matter where you from, put your lighters up

Now let me give you a walk through
Show you what to do and you don't do
Where it's not safe to go to
Them boys approach you
Better say quick who you close to
Don't come through if niggas don't know you
'Cause people is talkin', the streets is watchin'
The D's is lurkin' stash the nine in the garbage
The life of a hustler, the life of a gambler
Dice games kill' mo' niggas than cancer
You know who you fuck with
Brooklyn don't run, we run shit
Roll up and just bumrush shit
We don't play that, out in BK, not at all
Four pound leave your face on the wall
R.I.P in memory of
Never show thy enemies love
We get it on where we live
Better have a pass when you cross that bridge

Welcome to Brooklyn, put your lighters up
L.A., put your lighters up
VA, put your lighters up
Texas, keep puttin' your lighters up
New Orleans, put your lighters up
St. Louis, put your lighters up
ATL, keep puttin' them lighters up
No matter where you from, put your lighters up

Damn homie, I'm so tore
And I don't think I'm ever gonna smoke no more
And I don't think I'm ever gonna drink no more
But fuck it, bartender you can give me one more
(We in the club like) Damn homie, I'm so tore
(Lightin' the Dutch like) And I don't think I'm ever gonna smoke no more
(Passin' the cup like) And I don't think I'm ever gonna drink no more
(Back at the bar like) But fuck it bartender, you can give me one more

See, B.I.G. done told you
I'm the hottest bitch on the planet
Biggest sex symbol since Janet
The Zanotti bandit
Layin' in the cut like a bandage
Come through Fulton St. in a Vanquish
Doin' 'em damage
And if you don't understand it
Then lemme give it to you in Spanish
Soy la senorita mas linda del barrios
Y lo es abo tu eres despacio
Still over in Brazil sippin' Mascoto
You must have forgot though
So I'ma take it back to the block, yo
Put you on to how we rock, yo
Some are boostin'
Twelve year olds prostitutin'
Hitmen hired for execution, there's no solution
Niggas still piss in the hallways
Fiends get high in 'em all day
The youth them bang at the cops off the roof
You don't know my town is the truth

Welcome to Brooklyn, now put your lighters up
New Jersey, put your lighters up
Boston, put your lighters up
B'more, keep puttin' your lighters up
Miami, put your lighters up
Puerto Rico, put your lighters up
Kingston, Jamaica, keep puttin' them lighters up
No matter where you from, put your lighters up

Damn homie, I'm so tore
And I don't think I'm ever gonna smoke no more
And I don't think I'm ever gonna drink no more
But fuck it, bartender you can give me one more
(We in the club like) Damn homie, I'm so tore
(Lightin' the Dutch like) And I don't think I'm ever gonna smoke no more
(Passin' the cup like) And I don't think I'm ever gonna drink no more
(Back at the bar like) But fuck it bartender, you can give me one more
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Lighters Up Lyrics as written by Roger Greene Kimberly Jones

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