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Kingdom - Lyrics

Facts, from the 'Raq
Yuh

Port-au-Prince is a kingdom, Kingston is a kingdom
New Orleans is a kingdom, South Central is a kingdom
Freedom, free men are freedom
Black life is a kingdom, why kill yourself for no reason for
(Facts from the rack!) Why kill yourself for no reason for
(Yuh) Chat to dem with no meaning for

Hold the sword like a hand should
Write your passions into manhood
Heightened malice in the land, look
Like the lights of havoc do no damn good
Half sleep from being overpreached
The other half sleep 'cause the xan good
A chief would take his hand like a thief
And make him stand like a man would
In the face of an ambush
To the back of they attack
Front of they frontline, out the plane
With no parachutes in they backpacks
Choppin' weed, and droppin' seeds
Them flowers grow where they land at
Properties on top of these
To make power flow from they handclaps
Suicide, it's suicide
You and I wouldn't do divide
Who arrived to see you survive, it means
Two would die to make you alive, it means
You should write for the two that died, it means
You arrived with the youth inside, you're king
You align with the truth inside of things
Wise to the lies that the youth provide and bring
War

Does the king make a kingdom?
Or the kingdom make the king?
Is it free when it's freedom?
Or being dumb being free?
Does the king make a kingdom?
Or the kingdom make the king?
Is it free when it's freedom?
Or being dumb being free?

Port-au-Prince is a kingdom, Kingston is a kingdom
New Orleans is a kingdom, South Central is a kingdom, yuh
Freedom, free men are freedom
Black life is a kingdom, why kill yourself for no reason for
(Babylon, ayy)
Why kill yourself for no reason, fam
(Babylon, ayy)
(Yuh) Chat to dem with no meaning, fam

Well if man was meant to fly, Jah woulda made us all with wings
Well he made us all with crowns, that mean seh every man a king
Your mind it is your castle, mind can govern how you think
The ghetto is a kingdom, cure not all the gully stink
No one can change mi mind, no I am thoroughly convinced
My woman is a queen that bring forth more princess and prince
And if you add up the equation it must mean I'm royal since
Everyone in my surroundings is of royal heritage
Not everyone of royal blood dress up in a mink
Whole heap of king and queen with dem roof make out of zinc
So Jah bless the baby mother washing nappy in a sink
And ah raise the generation weh ah take it to the brink

Does the king make a kingdom?
Or does a kingdom make a king?
This hidden empire of kings and queens, that no one's noticing
Does a king make a kingdom?
Or does a kingdom make a king?
This hidden empire of kings and queens, that no one's noticing

Port-au-Prince is a kingdom, Kingston is a kingdom
New Orleans is a kingdom, South Central is a kingdom, yuh
Freedom, free men are freedom
Black life is a kingdom, why kill yourself for no reason for
(Babylon, ain't no king)
Why kill yourself for no reason for
(Babylon, ain't no king)
(Yuh) Chat to dem with no meaning for
Chat to dem with no meaning for

Only fools would run from a dead man
My mind is an excellent weapon
I will not die for a label, let's come to the table
And put together all our blessings
Our blessings religious, our blessings ability
Our blessings materially, identify enemy
Disconnect from the mentally
Put all of our energy into the kingdom
Back to the front on my way now
God has to show you your way 'round
Tired, I watch while you lay down
You lie while I sleep and you are out like aleag
Take a part of my piece and inherit the heritage
We're not American dreamin'
We're realizing a kingdom

Only fools would run from a dead man
My mind is an excellent weapon
I will not die for a label, let's come to the table
And put together all our blessings
Our blessings religious, our blessings ability
Our blessings materially, identify enemy
Disconnect from the mentally
Put all of our energy into the kingdom

Back to the front on my way now
God has to show you your way 'round
Tired, I watch while you lay down
You lie while I sleep and you are out like a leaf
Take a part of my piece and inherit the heritage
We're not American dreamin'
We're realizing a kingdom

Writer(s): dacoury nathce, damian "jr. gong" marley, lupe fiasco, oren yoel

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