Troops and Coups

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TROOPS AND COUPS

Verse 1:

Think deeper, deeper than the words on your mind
every thought process, from your nerves through your spine
judges everything, who, what’s worthy of time
see we’re programmed from our words to our lines
every actions determined by this hurdle we climb
affect our own being when we’re hurting our kind
these youts are still trappin on the curb with a nine
instead a learning the system, burning the time
its the environment, where we gotta learn to survive
if you’re willing to give time, you’re worthy of mine
TV, radio, learning our lines
they manufacture consent from the burbs to frontlines
see it’s quite intrinsic that we curse and we lie
sanskrit was born of the earth and the fire
the language of god form purged of desire
music of no religion, no church or a choir
I’m acquiring the truth, spit fire thought higher
like a choir in the booth
retired to desire like we’re wired to a noose
slow death in this city, but we’re all one and the Gaia is the proof
all I got is these lone verbs sittin on the stone curbs
we blow herbs, spitting in the code word
it’s a cold world, get your sould hurled in a cistern
the system fucked the old earth
traded in for diamonds and rings, its the gold curse
but with no purse I purchased the whole world
no debt, no sweat, just faith in provision
and I got no stake in the vision
if the proof is in the pudding, check the cake in the kitchen
mind
life is a stitch in time and wealth is relative so I’m rich in rhymes
see we forget, searching for a bevvy and cigarette
I see regrets as wanting more, even when your needs are met
that’s why we depressed
how can you be the best or concede to less
ca when everything is everything, yeh, then you can see the test
and success is planting new seeds when the weeds are dead
I see the love of power, when they free the lead
but the power of love is what’ll free the men
from the shackles of lack, so they can see again
breathe again, clean air, clean food, yeh we need room
but
this is big banks, big oil and big money sticks tanks on your rich soil
and war keeps us blind to the truth
that the troops and coups are a facade for the youth
coz the petro the k street are after the loot
path of destruction is half of the route
see its biological, who’s asking for nukes
mapping genomes keeps pastors confused
but religion is a spell that they cast on the youth
and the home stays blasted by half heart truths
see they control us with fear and consumption for use-
less things keep us closer to the truth
to one-ness with god which path do you choose
which path do you choose


Lauryn Hill Skit


Verse 2:

Brainwashed coz we choose to debate
whether corporations have the right views for today
I say it’s slavery! you still say who’s to say
I say half the world who can’t put food on their plate
but, we still strive for that new TV
LCD or HD ting, we go 3D for an empty screen
but it’s a real world out here
and do you know what your comforts cost
the young forgot, up in police states, under cops, under watch
humble, lost in privatised states that are plundered and robbed
so, what does it take to connect the chain
for every good you buy you protect the pain
there’s people getting fined for collecting rain
there’s corporations playing god, who’s next to reign
so I grab the dirt like a keepsake
watch our resources sold like the sweepstakes
straight cheapskates protected by police states
and we still fight over bandanas and post codes
debate whether it’s the piff or the homegrown
we rap about moving bars and how you hold chrome
and how you’ll spray on a brother if he rolls cold
see this corporate greed has got our souls sold
and everybody holds notes, paper weights
we got that stash saved up for a rainy day
this bait paper chase has turned us into blatant slaves
so I stay awake praying for my saving grace
because the truth is that this is our tragedy
there’s youths strapped up from tottenham to battersea
shit goes from bad to worse to rapidly
families mourn over a hearse true tragedy
so take back the system we live in
become real men with our families and women
coz this is peak times, and i feel to speak on the deep crimes
on the dead bodies washed up on sea-sides
on the slave labour they always deny
on their ak’s M4 and M9’s that’s why we fight
bright days to bleak nights, street riots to seek right
only beast can cull the heat thats released in this deep fire
we fight for love, freedom, peace
ca police in the streets protect greed in the weak
and the meek seek to inherit the weeds from their feet
under the thumbs of the state
the crumbs of the plate keep us dumb to the way
that the corporations keep a gun to the face of the public
as they straight plunder this place
that’s why I don’t run with the jakes because the status quo
the status quo is have fun for today
while tomorrows world is sold for numbers and stakes
derivatives of debt keep us lumbered in place
the thunder pounds, hunger, I’m done with disgrace
I’m a man, and that’s not one for debate
when a man sees wrong, there’s hunger for change
but
this is big banks, big oil and big money sticks tanks on your rich soil
and war keeps us blind to the truth
that the troops and coups are a facade for the youth
coz the petro the k street are after the loot
path of destruction is half of the route
see its biological, who’s asking for nukes
mapping genomes keeps pastors confused
but religion is a spell that they cast on the youth
and the home stays blasted by half heart truths
see they control us with fear and consumption for use-
less things keep us closer to the truth
to one-ness with god which path do you choose
which path do you choose

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from The Context, released January 30, 2014

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