Rakim

Rakim - Living for The City

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In the city where life is animated with colors

Contaminated with aggravated brotherswho knows where the love is?

Growing up swingingthrough my upbringing

My limits is the sky from the all eye seeing

Of so-called realities filled with technicalities

I watch my stepsstay on my p's and check my casualties

Not to get playedequipped with all the tricks of the trade

I even learned from the mistakes that the next man made

I know to choose and pick the people I grow up around

I know to grow and get to know the town up and down

But there's no instructionsso many directions

A lot of crooks look to get hooked with connections

Some thought they knew all adolescence could teach

They graduated from school but fail life in the streets

Your pops taught you to strive and stay a liveno ditty

It's easy to die when you're living for the city

That's how I'm living (x3)

Yeah that's how I'm living

That's how I'm living (x3)

Yep that's how I'm living

I grow according to my environmental habitat

I hang where everything seem to happen at

I seen it alland I've been doing that since I was small

Catch a flashback y'allif I can recall

The days on the corner we watched the world go by

Or nights that wasn't right like when a good friend dies

I quest for the best for prepare for the worst

Never scared but I cared if I'm blessed or I'm cursed

Yes I fear no man but allah

I'm gomar oras dubar

Which is God so it's hard to see ra

I do what I gotta dowith or without a clue

Run through any obstacle including you

Cause I ain't got to bust youcause I got the muscle

A push any clown that tries to slow down my hustle

I gotta get bybut there's no time for pity

It's easy to die when you're living for the city

That's how I'm living (x3)

Yeah that's how I'm living

That's how I'm living (x3)

Yep that's how I'm living

That's how I'm living (x3)

Yep that's how I'm living

That's how I'm living (x3)

Yeah that's how I'm living

I'm in a zone everywhere I seem to roam is home

A rolling stoneI hold my own just like a microphone

I stay in tunetravel in harmony and set the tone

Being young but I'm grown and well-known

Try to take me out new york but you can't take new york out of me

Cause that's the only way that I know how to be

My neighbors is jealous they label us drug sellers

We may be hood dwellerswe're just a bunch of goodfellas

Cause we run wild with a passionmy style and my fashion

Is gettingkidI'm making cash and crashing

Parties that everybody's talking aboutwe turn it out

I'm just a native new yorker with clout

I know my way around any borough and any town

I make a lot of ground and I'm hard to be found

I get down to the nitty grittywake up with something pretty

It gets me through another day living for the city

That's how I'm living (x3)

Yeah that's how I'm living

That's how I'm living (x3)

Yep that's how I'm living

That's how I'm living (x3)

Yep that's how I'm living

That's how I'm living (x3)

Yeah that's how I'm living

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