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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Matisyahu - WP (White Plains) - lyrics

Matisyahu - Youth - WP (White Plains) :

slap me dap, we sat down in the back of the classmatisyahu concert
diseased knowledge we don't need, I forgot my late pass
but I'm early to arrive with beatbox, you got raps?
meet me on the football field, don't sleep on Phil the quarterback
no one clapped when we locked in, it was removal of our clasps
but my flag got captured and I fell between the cracks
my tool for inspiration turned into a handicap
no matter how I tried, I just couldn't fill the gaps
those whipper snappers, they got trapped, old chap
they lost the way, they never had the right map
needed a sneak attack to slap the demons off my back
so I packed for the shtetl, dreamed big I wouldn't settle
put the pedal to the metal and returned to fundamentals
I'll never forget running through the hall with all y'all rebels
roaming through the highlands, young bucks invincible
echoes in my brain, Ipkiss report to the principle

substance dulls the mind
traife wine clouds the heart
you can't sew a stitch with one hand
while you're taking it apart
bright lights might look nice
but they sure won't make you sharp
you can't sew a stitch with one hand
while you're taking it apart

yeah, misty morning and my mum's a mess
to make matters worse dog my pops is stressed
life is a test, make the grade or catch an F
now death is all that's left to ponder
I wander off hoping to catch my breath
and hold it, mold my memories from untold scripts
and roll up in a tornado twist, now I'm certain
there's a pertinent reason I'm on this earth
seasons change in white plains, but we remain alert
when new school years appear, fools fear for a failure
and crawl away in tears
I play Popeye the Sailor and stay with spinach
we walk the halls with a grimace
yeah they gossip in groups
I try to mind my business and tell the truth
for instance, I listen, see it all with basketball court vision
ignoring ignorance in fields of fiction
we lean back in the calmest position
and embrace the honesty found within our tension

what's good?

substance dulls the mind
traife wine clouds the heart
you can't sew a stitch with one hand
while you're taking it apart
bright lights make you blind
but they sure don't leave you sharp
you can't sew a stitch with one hand
while you're taking it apart

trapped in the elevator of your mind
is it real, what will you find behind the door
your imaginations put you in a bind
around you there's a cloud of gloom
swallow the key, lock yourself in a room
can't see outside of your Universe

no more war, there won't be anymore hunger
no jealousy, not even competition

let go, release, you hold the keys
time we evaporate into the breeze
we are nothing, we are something
let go, release, you hold the keys
it's time we evaporate into the breeze
we are nothing, we'll be something
welcome to the desert of my soul
you can stay if you like
there's room for one more
there's room for one more

8 Comments:

Blogger vickebeth said...

Again - thank you for being such a wonderful source for Matisyahu info. Concert at Red Rocks is Blowing my Mind :D

Exaltation is so awesome - you should see me just sitting here grinning watching everything.
Matisyahu. He makes you smile, the beat touches your soul, and all that good stuff.
Just wanted to say thans for the Red Rocks Video. :D

1:56 PM  
Blogger Heavy A said...

I'm glad you like Matisyahu's music and my Matisyahu blog.

Thanks

11:03 AM  
Blogger Needsabetterjob said...

these lyrics are such crap I can't believe people like em.

10:27 AM  
Blogger ron said...

Thats cool needs, now show us the way and make lyrics even more beautiful.

-ron

6:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone know who that sample is? The "no wars, hunger, even competiition" sound bite...

11:43 AM  
Blogger Greendays said...

I think it might be Dustin Hoffman from "I love Huckabees". Can anyone confirm?

12:57 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

That extra voice sounded like Luis Palau to me...

6:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we get a video or full song link to WP? Doesnt have to be super quality, just not live. I want some friends to hear this song and they are half a country away. Thanks!

-Shini

12:42 AM  

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