Macklemore

Macklemore - NXNW Remix

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[Verse 1: Geologic]

Now we live from the side of the last of the four corners

Just short of the northern international border

Was born a town upon the pond that all the people call The Sound

It's time to call 'em out, you standin' up or fallin' down?

Saba dug inside a crate and Jake responded, he was on it

We interpreted the sample canceled

The opportunist on the corner acting stupid

We plotting to take it back

The crying and dedication on Gentrification Ave.

No imitation of way back, preservationist rap

We honor the past maybe to move it toward the future

From fresh tracks to emerald street, it's foundation

And Mr. Anthony Grey paved the way and now we chase him

But they didn't have the patience to place it as a priority

Herbs and haters never have served the greater majority

Words will never capture the glory of our story

Performing but never forgetting who came before me

In the northwest, northwest, northwest, north west

[Verse 2]

I'm from the city where it rains at

Where we bring the pain at

Put you lame cats where the lames at

We fly, we fresh, we hood

And in the northwest, Seattle...

I'm good with that nonsense

See I'm on everything constant

So you better ask him who I'm is

The lost city is the last one standing

We came through the forks so the crown demanding

[Verse 3]

The town is enhancing at the current date and time

And in the state of refinement definitive when the climb [?]

When it's sink or swim

You want to test us? Better think again

Going hard 'til we reach the end

One day at a time I just move faster, I just move forward, I just move past ya

This is a new chapter from here on after

206 north by northwest we... [?]

[Verse 4: Thig Natural]

I'm from the city of rain and we came to spit flame

But come equipt with many mix that could solicit your dame

I'm kind of sick with it mane

I'm from the city where you probably find 'em twisted in chain

I keep it natural that's the name

I love my town so damn much I never change

But I will speak to you through rhythms and over melodies

Travel the Emerald City with visions that you'll never see

And clowns that front ain't worth my energy

So here's the remedy

Northwest, northwest, northwest, northwest

[Verse 5: Macklemore]

I was that kid on 23rd and Alder

With the ghetto blast that jacked and ran and told my mama

Came back, quarterback, playing Steve Largent

With lines and stay on your mind like Brian Bosworth

Aw heck no, this the best coast

Since Vida was ridin' rays on the metro

One radio station they're really not playing it

We need Cube like we need to build another stadium

From Chop to Showbox to the spots that we playin' at

We rock it like this rock, rock turn it hella quickly

There really isn't anything that you could tell my city

The crowds gonna be like "oh wow that was hella filthy" (That was hella filthy though)

I brought my showtoes with me long ass march, but the clientele's listening

Now while I'm at it I'll throw in a backpack

Put the northwest on the map, then go out and sell fifty

Anybody contest, North by Northwest

And it's still no rest 'cause we're not finished yet

We're broke, but not broken

Cold, but not frozen

Lost but not forgotten, we're kickin' the doors open

Anybody contest, North by Northwest

And it's still no rest 'cause we're not finished yet

We're broke, but not broken

Cold, but not frozen

Movin' in slow motion, it's that Northwest classic

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